Archive for July, 2018

D'Genes Summer School ends in the month of July, program that in Totana and Lorca will also continue in August

Tuesday, July 31st, 2018

Today the Summer School organized by D'Genes in the month of July has been dismissed under the theme "We travel the world".

Has taken place throughout this month in the multidisciplinary centers "Celia Carrión Pérez de Tudela" of Totana, "Pilar Bernal Giménez" of Murcia and in the dependencies with which the association has in the House of the NGOs of Lorca.

During this month the participants have enjoyed, according to the municipality, with varied activities such as manual works, games, outings to know the premises of the Local Police and Civil Guard, visits to shopping centers, libraries or parks.

In addition, they have also enjoyed refreshing baths in the pool.

D'Genes wants to thank the family members for the trust placed in the association and hopes that the children and young participants have had a great time.

Also, thanks to the volunteers who with their contribution also collaborate in this program of leisure and family respite.

The program of the Summer School of D'Genes will continue in Lorca and Totana, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. also in the month of August, so that tomorrow there will be again an intense morning of games and fun. .

Source: D´Genes

Without appointment in one of every three DNI and passport offices

Tuesday, July 31st, 2018

CCOO denounces that more than a hundred Spanish Documentation units are in a state of collapse

In Murcia there are 3 saturated dependencies, in Alcantarilla, Molina del Segura and Yecla.

Impossible to get an appointment until mid-September.

This is the situation that is repeated every summer when you try to request the issuance of your ID or passport, either to take advantage of the holidays or to leave preparations for a trip for the last minute.

Fernando García, secretary general of the State Trade Union Section of FSC-CCOO in the Ministry of the Interior, points out that "it is a cyclical and therefore foreseeable situation, which is repeated every year as the staff break coincides with an increase in demand during the summer period. "

The data provided by the union "and which are public and verifiable on the official website", show the collapse of provinces such as Barcelona, ​​where 21 offices do not have a prior appointment throughout the month of August.

This situation is repeated in as many units throughout Andalusia and in 17 dependencies of the Valencian Community.

"For years we have been denouncing the situation of collapse that has led to the destruction of public employment," García insists.

"In the General Directorate of the Police, one in four places is vacant.

No matter how much the technical means are improved, even if the absence for vacations is one or two public employees in the office, the structural problems of serious personnel deficit return. "The list of collapsed units is not limited to the areas of greatest affluence In the summer, Galicia has twelve saturated offices, the Community of Madrid has ten more, and the situation is reproduced in the Basque Country-six-, Castile and León -five-, Extremadura and Murcia -four-, Asturias-two-, Navarra, La Rioja or Toledo.

CCOO, the first union in the Public Administrations, considers it essential to promote the improvement of computer systems.

"It is urgent to install new biometric fingerprint readers and new printers, which can significantly shorten the time of issuance, it would also be necessary to install terminals for payment by credit card, eliminating the cash payment and the problems and delays it entails."

But, for the union, the main advance has to come in the form of public personnel to the staff.

"Units need more public employees.

Those who currently serve three years have endured a huge workload, the pressure of the police and the anger, logical in some cases, of citizenship, "García said, and insists:" overtime or send police personnel a DNI are patches.

It is time to recognize this effort and properly equip this essential public service. "


COAG announces that meetings with MEPs will begin in September to draft the Dryland Strategic Plan

Tuesday, July 31st, 2018

The Coordinator warns of the problems that may be caused by the lack of manpower in the field and announces that it has begun to collect data in this regard

That the European Union knows the special characteristics of the Region of Murcia in agricultural matters is one of the priorities of the Coordinator of Agricultural and Livestock Organizations, COAG.

Its president, Miguel Padilla, takes stock of the first half of the year highlighting the importance of developing a Strategic Plan for the Secano "for which we will begin to meet with the MEPs in September, according to the commitment we have."

COAG wants to work in Brussels in a multidisciplinary document focused on the survival of all rural areas that exist in the region, facing measures aimed at climate change and from a more than regional vision, "with Almeria, Albacete and Alicante, in that vision that we all have of the Southeast Spanish ».

The reform of the CAP is another of the concerns expressed by the Coordinator, who sees the possibility that the classification of the Murcia Region is reduced from Europe and, with it, the European funds that reach the sector every year.

In particular, Miguel Padilla said that "we could go down from the current 63% to 50%, which would be a catastrophe that would ruin the incorporation of young people into agriculture and other initiatives".

If this happens, we will need the Autonomous Community to assume these amounts.

On water, the main concern of farmers, Padilla takes the opportunity to remember that "during the nine months that the Transfer was closed last year we went ahead thanks to desalination, which has shown us that we must take advantage of all the resources at our disposal, without renouncing any of them »and shows his confidence that the Law is fulfilled and the transfers that the regulations mark are received.

Another concern expressed by farmers and ranchers is the lack of labor in the field, especially in areas of maximum production.

"It is paradoxical that in the employment offices thousands of unemployed are registered and we walk asking for labor, we understand that the field is hard, but the situation can be critical to the point of needing the intervention of the regional and national administrations" Padilla, while announcing that it has begun to collect data in all companies in the sector to have real figures in September.

The president of COAG has also highlighted other issues of concern to the sector such as the damage that wildlife (wild boar, ibex, raccoons and rabbits) are causing in crops "that are very poorly covered by insurance" and calls for special measures to control these populations "or that compensate for the real losses, if they do not want to regulate the wild fauna".

On the prices of crops and livestock, Padilla has highlighted the problem of watermelon, broccoli and artichoke, mainly, "where we have three years of real disaster" and says that "this summer has artificially interfered in prices by increasing the stocking with products imported from other countries outside the European Union, even though there is practically no food security ".

The rest of production has suffered several ups and downs throughout the winter season, with outstanding data such as the estimated reduction in almond production by 18% this year, losses in cereals and the damage it has caused to cattlemen

The plague of the wasp in the almond trees, the possible plagues that the heat wave can bring to the vineyards, and the unequal behavior of the prices in general have also been protagonists of a press conference where once again it has been insisted that The export of beef and sheep to European markets is saving a sector where the pig has barely begun to recover this month.

More phosphate in the Mar Menor

On the Mar Menor has been expressed the head of COAG in the Field of Cartagena, Vicente Carrión, who has indicated that amendments have been submitted to articles 7, 8 and 14 of the Law of Urgent Measures of the Mar Menor, around the use of manure, irrigation perimeters and the use of nitrates.

Carrión has specified that "on August 14 the measures on nitrates come into force that, if maintained, prevent organic farming because one of their main methods of soil disinfection is made with fresh manure and the Law states that manure must deliver to a manager who behaves ».

The head of COAG in the Campo de Cartagena has stressed that "we do not want to change the spirit of the Law, but it does allow us to continue carrying out our activity".

The same situation presents the Project Zero Discharge of the Ministry, where COAG participates in the joint drafting of allegations by various sectors and under the direction of the Ministry of Agriculture.

"It is essential that the eviction be carried out in the plots, in those wells that have authorization, and denitrify the rejection of the desalination plants also on the farm itself," says Carrión, adding that "all of this regardless of whether a necessary and indispensable brine product to transfer the fluids to the Mojon and there to return to denitrify them to make a discharge in conditions to the Mediterranean Sea ».

Vicente Carrión has indicated that both the Ministry Study and the Regional Law "refer to practices that were developed 30 years ago but are now in disuse and we are surprised that many of the measures refer to measures that are already being applied , since only by complying with the code of good practices in agriculture and the current nitrates directive would be sufficient ».

The person in charge of COAG in Cartagena indicates that "nitrate levels in the Mar Menor are being kept below what is allowed, but what increases is the level of phosphate, which does not belong to the agricultural sector, but to the treatment plants of the Sea. Less".

Vicente Carrión has indicated that "more than fifty percent of the homes in the area continue without connecting to the sewerage network of their respective municipalities, operating with septic tanks that seriously damage the Mar Menor, since phosphate and heat are the guilty of the brown color of the water ».

José Miguel Marín, vice president of COAG Región de Murcia, also participated in the press conference.

Source: COAG Murcia

The Region leaves the Fiscal and Financial Policy Council without new financing and with more spending

Tuesday, July 31st, 2018

The Ministry confirms that the autonomous communities will have to pay the increase in spending caused by the new measures in Health and Education

The adviser Fernando de la Cierva appeals to the institutional loyalty so that "the Murcia do not pay the election policies of Pedro Sánchez"

The Minister of Finance, Fernando de la Cierva, attended today a new meeting of the Fiscal and Financial Policy Council, of which the Region of Murcia leaves "with more expense and without the funding you need to address the competencies of Health, Education and Social Services ".

The latest measures adopted by the central government in the field of health and education add new spending obligations to the autonomous communities, as well as an increase in debt.

In that sense, the counselor stressed that "if a new funding system is not approved, Murcia will pay for the electoral policies imposed on us by Pedro Sánchez, each ad spending is a new tax that generates more deficit and more ruin" .

This situation "breaks the principle of institutional loyalty by approving rules that raise spending and paralyze at the same time the reform of the financing model, which was already in the final stretch before the arrival of President Pedro Sánchez," he clarified. Hind.

The new meeting of the Fiscal and Financial Policy Council was held after the rejection of the Congress of Deputies to the new path of deficit presented by the Ministry of Finance last Friday, which means that the autonomous communities face the preparation of budgets of 2019 with high uncertainty.

Autonomous financing blocked

The Region of Murcia receives from the regional financing system the lowest level of income per inhabitant in the whole country, to provide the same public services.

Specifically, 264 million less per year than the average of the communities, and 1,307 million less than the Community better financed.

While the average funding per inhabitant and year is 2,400 euros, the Region of Murcia only receives 2,220 euros.

This means that each Murcia receives 180 euros less than the average and 891 euros less per inhabitant than the better financed community for the provision of the same services.

Nearly 80 percent of the total debt of the Region, more than 6.8 billion euros, is caused by underfunding, so the Finance Minister again demanded "that the financing model be reformed, so that we can offer the essential public services without increasing the debt, only in conditions of equality of income can we demand the same result ".

Economic and financial plan

At the meeting, the Economic-Financial Plan was also approved, in which the Region is committed to continue the path towards balancing public accounts, through measures of efficiency of public spending and the increase of income due to economic growth. , the reduction of taxes, administrative simplification, the creation of spaces of economic freedom and the reduction of the deficit.

The Council of Fiscal and Financial Policy was chaired by the Ministers of Finance, María Jesús Montero, and of Territorial Policy, Meritxell Batet.

Source: CARM

The PSOE denounces that the PP uses regional financing as an excuse, because it bothers the PSOE to end the cuts

Tuesday, July 31st, 2018

The deputy Angel Rafael Martinez said that the PP Murcia is the least indicated to criticize anything in terms of budget management, because every year puts us at the head of Spain in breach of the deficit target, so he asks you to stop doing demagogy

The deputy of the Socialist Parliamentary Group Angel Rafael Martinez has criticized that "the PP is embarked on the cheapest demagogy and use the excuse of regional funding to oppose the end of some cuts, which no longer have reason to be."

Martínez Lorente asks the PP why it is necessary to maintain the cuts, if the level of wealth generated by the country, the GDP, has already reached the levels prior to the crisis.

"If these cuts were made due to the loss of revenue of the public sector, motivated by the crisis, and if we have recovered, what is preventing that these cuts begin to end? Or is it that the PP does not want the improvements to improve? education and health services? "he asked.

On the other hand, said that "the regional government is able to say that they will not have money to finance that end of the cuts, when they have just opposed a relaxation in the deficit targets."

In fact, he added, and given the improvement in macroeconomics, public revenues are recovering and that means that the autonomous communities will also have more income.

Ángel Rafael Martínez indicated that the need for containment in spending is not given, therefore, "by a reduction in income, but by a very demanding deficit target that obliges it." His relaxation would have helped solve the problem, but It is clear that the PP only wants to create problems. "

For the socialist deputy, the PP Murcia is the least indicated to criticize anything in terms of budget management, "because every year puts us at the head of Spain in breach of the deficit target." This year, it will happen once again. In short, the regional PP does not care what the objective of the deficit is, because it is going to be the same, demagogy raised to the nth degree, "he concluded.


The PSOE reproaches López Miras for the act of insubordination of his Government when he left the Sectoral Conference on Education

Tuesday, July 31st, 2018

Joaquín López recalls that the Region of Murcia has the worst educational indexes with respect to the rest of the autonomous communities.

"We are a community that permanently suspends, the Region needs to be seated at that table and can not afford to abandon it"

The spokesman of the Socialist Parliamentary Group and deputy secretary general of the PSRM-PSOE, Joaquín López, has reproached the president of the Community, Fernando López Miras, the act of "serious and irresponsible" insubordination of his Government upon leaving the Sectoral Conference on Education.

"It is absolutely regrettable that the president authorizes a member of his government to get up from a table for public education at the national level, which has an impact on the Region of Murcia," he said.

According to Lopez, the counselor should not have risen, due to the importance of the debate, which reversed the cuts in education that Rajoy had imposed.

The Socialist spokesman recalled that the Region of Murcia has the worst educational indexes with respect to the rest of the autonomous communities.

"We are a community that permanently suspends, the Region needs to be sitting at that table and can not afford to abandon it."

"López Miras neither governs the Region, nor does he have the authority to govern his own Executive, nobody recognizes him and there are regrettable events for regional public education, as happened yesterday," he said.

In this sense, Joaquín López has asked the Minister of Education for responsibility and to appear at the Regional Assembly to explain why he left the table at this conference.

Finally, he insisted that the counselor can not make more excuses and should join the autonomous communities that will reverse the cuts in 2012. "We demand that you do not discriminate against teachers and students in the Region of Murcia."


The Community reiterates to the Ministry the petition for 7 million euros from the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund

Tuesday, July 31st, 2018

The Minister Miguel Ángel del Amor demands that the central government catch up on European fishing aid not executed

The Region of Murcia has reiterated to the State, in the Fisheries Sectoral Conference, the request of 7 million euros from the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (FEMP) to be able to make an investment of 14 million and complete the projects of the period 2014-2020.

The Minister of Water, Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries, Miguel Ángel del Amor, requested "changes in the future redistribution of aid based on parameters that consider the current situation of fisheries and aquaculture in the Region of Murcia."

Del Amor showed its concern for the economic sanction facing the Spanish State, "which already exceeds 25 million euros for the failure of the budget scenario by all the autonomous communities, except the Region of Murcia that has already fulfilled 100 percent of its economic allocation ".

In 2019 it is estimated that 6.5 million euros of financing of the General State Budgets are necessary to be able to co-finance the temporary stops.

The counselor also referred to temporary stops for trawling fleets in the Region.

Your Department will pay for these grants at the end of this year and "in the case of the longline fleet, the corresponding to this year and the following will be paid during 2019."

The investment plans are executed with 50 percent of public aid from the European Union and 50 percent of the own funds of the Autonomous Community.

Finally, Miguel Ángel del Amor highlighted "the importance of promoting the competitiveness of our fishing sector with measures that promote its sustainable development within the blue growth policies".

Source: CARM

PP: The PSOE generates comparative grievances and will indebt communities by not including financing in educational measures

Tuesday, July 31st, 2018

The regional deputy states that "this socialist government continues with the policy of 'I invite and you pay', a policy that Zapatero has already developed

After the Sectoral Conference on Education held yesterday in Madrid, the regional deputy, Inmaculada Gonzalez has shown that "without economic endowment and without regional funding, the educational measures proposed by the Government of Pedro Sanchez generate comparative grievances between autonomous communities to not include financing".

Gonzalez recalled that the measures in education adopted by the PP "were at a critical time in the Spanish economy in 2012 with the situation caused by the socialist government that led Spain to one of its worst economic crisis."

In this way, the PP "agrees to return to the situation before the Decree of 2012, but not in the way that the PSOE has done because it is a real fudge".

In this sense the popular deputy has said that "we agree with the measures that the Government of Pedro Sánchez wants to take, but not in the way they want, because they demand from the Autonomous Communities an expense without compensation or economic contribution from the State "

"This socialist government continues with the policy of 'I invite and you pay', a policy that Zapatero developed and look how we ended, a system that will generate a grievance between the Communities, and the Ministry has to guarantee that there is equality in the Spanish territory, "said Inmaculada González.

González also pointed out that "with the current financing system, this Region is left in a very bad place and therefore specific measures are necessary to improve the conditions of teachers and the education system"

Thus, "we ask the Ministry to resume negotiations of the National Education Pact, which are fundamental," said the deputy who said that "in the field of education must always take decisions from the dialogue and consensus to improve the system and thus favor the success of our students ".

Inmaculada Gonzalez added that "the PP believes and defends the freedom of choice of parents and in no way should limit the growth of the sector, in education we all must move away from populism and work together with the entire educational community."

He recalled the popular deputy, that in particular, "we receive 264 million euros less per year than the average of the Communities, so each Murcia receives 180 euros less per year than the average and 891 euros less per inhabitant than the better funded community "

"We want measures from the dialogue and consensus, which result in the improvement of the student body and not purely partisan policies such as suppressing religion or attacking the concerted," said González.

"Finally without autonomous regional funding for the Region of Murcia and Murcia and without economic endowment of these educational measures, the socialist government will be responsible for punishing millions of Spaniards," said Inmaculada Gómez.

For its part, the Deputy Secretary of Municipal Action, Rebeca Perez said that yesterday's meeting "was absolutely unheard of, because there has not been a usual technical meeting before analyzing all the proposals that are later voted."

"At no time has the minister talked about the education pact in which she has been working for more than a year and what is more serious is to undertake measures with which we agree but the economic impact is not analyzed and the economic items are not endowed ", Pérez added.

In this sense the deputy secretary said that this position "further aggravates the situation that has been supporting the Region of Murcia, one of the most underfunded in Spain and is an issue that concerns us."

"This Government can not assume averages that are not endowed economic and that represent a grievance that weighs more on the situation that supports the Region of Murcia, because it seems that the issue of funding does not enter the agenda of the current President of the Government" , Perez concluded.

Source: PP Región de Murcia

Health will deliver the radiological tests to iDental patients from September

Tuesday, July 31st, 2018

The Ministry has begun to deliver the medical records to the patients who have requested it today

The Ministry of Health will deliver the radiological tests (x-rays, orthopantomographies and dental TACs) to patients affected by the closure of iDental as of September, once the computer technicians extract that information from the files seized by judicial order in the dependencies of the Clinic in the hamlet of Murcia Cobatillas.

Today has begun to deliver the clinical records to patients who have requested it in the Office of Citizen Services of the Ministry.

Specifically, 15 affected were cited today to collect their documentation and ten others can go tomorrow Tuesday.

Every day, from Monday to Friday, will be cited.

The counselor Manuel Villegas visited the device organized to care for those affected, and explained that the delivery of this documentation allows patients to have all the information of their dental treatments, so that they can go to another health professional and exercise the actions legal they estimate.

Those interested can make this request before the Citizen Service of the Ministry or by telematic means.

So far about 650 patients have claimed their medical records, which are delivered free of charge.

Once the applicants are summoned, they are given a copy of their clinical history, since the original must be consigned to the Ministry, in anticipation of possible requirements of the courts.

Since July 13, the General Directorate of Planning, Research, Pharmacy and Citizen Services has been in possession of these documents, after obtaining judicial authorization to access the iDental facilities in Cobatillas, where the company's only branch was located in the Region. .

Source: CARM

The 58th edition of the most important flamenco festival in the world begins

Tuesday, July 31st, 2018

The LVIII edition of the International Festival of Cante de las Minas kicks off with a full program full of activities for all the inhabitants of La Unión and flamenco fans who come from anywhere in the world.

The day will begin at 12:30 with the special program "La Mañana de COPE" by Cadena COPE in the Assembly Hall of the Casa del Piñón.

The day continues at 8:00 pm in the Parish of Our Lady of the Rosary where the traditional Misa Mining will be celebrated.

The religious feeling joins the flamenco art thanks to the voice Encarnación Fernández, Lámpara Minera in 1979 and 1980, accompanied on the guitar by his son, Antonio Muñoz Fernández.

As it is already tradition during this mass, the offering of the marro, the mineral and the helmet will be made.

At 9:00 p.m. at the Plaza Joaquín Costa, Avenida del Flamenco, the lighting of the cover will take place.

A portico made by the unionense artist Esteban Bernal.

This is a metallic structure with the shape of the characteristic castilletes of the Sierra Minera.

The cover will welcome each and every one of the Festival attendees.

At 22:00 hours will begin activities in the Old Public Market where the rest of the day will pass.

In the first place, the Carburo Minero award will be given to the Musical Association of La Unión.

After receiving this important prize, thanking their tireless collaboration with the Festival and the great work of disseminating Flamenco, the Musical Association of La Unión will perform accompanied by the voices of the Argentum Choir performing the Anthem of La Unión, a song that has been interpreted in the first day of the Festival since 2006.

Also, the Rondalla and Coro of the Home of the Third Age of the Union will do the same with the Official Anthem of the International Festival of Cante de las Minas.

After the wonderful musical interventions it will be the turn of the performance of the dance group Artedanza academy, dance school of La Union.

To end this first day, we can enjoy a concert by the great instrumentalist Óscar de Manuel, Filón award in 2012, which will be accompanied by the Musical Association of La Unión.

Source: Agencias