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Joaquín López: "We demand responsibility from all the parties to make this the legislature of stability." The senator elect for the PSRM, Joaquín López Pagán, has stated after collecting his credential that he is willing to work for the pro

Wednesday, May 8th, 2019

The PSRM-PSOE senator-elect, Joaquín López Pagán, has called on all political parties "responsibility, because this legislature needs to have four years of stability to address the fundamental challenges that lie ahead."

The senators, Joaquín López Pagán and Susana Hernández and deputies elected to the Congress of the Deputies, Pedro Saura, Marisol Sánchez and Juan Luis Soto already have their credentials, previous step to the taking of possession of their seats after the general elections of the past 28 of April.

López Pagán explained that "once this step is completed, we will immediately start working in favor of Spain and the Region of Murcia, which is what citizenship has chosen for us".

Likewise, he has asked "the right to abandon the primaries, and assume with responsibility that they have lost the general elections and that the Socialist Party has won by the will of the Spaniards and Spaniards, who want a progressive government that gives Hope for this country, and most importantly, stability. "

Joaquín López has assured the senators and deputies of the PSRM will work for citizens to recover rights and freedoms, as well as to respond to the main needs that exist in economic, environmental and territorial matters, among others.


Telecofórum brings together companies, professors and students to analyze employability in the ICT sector

Wednesday, May 8th, 2019

The XVII edition of Telecofórum gathered today, once again, to companies related to the environment of new technologies, professors and students to analyze the latest developments, the labor market situation and the employability index of the information technology sector and telecommunications.

The general director of Information Technology, Heritage and Telecommunications, Juan José Almela, accompanied by the general director of Universities and Research, Juan Monzó, and the vice-rector of Innovation and Enterprise of the UPCT, Alejandro Pérez, participated today in the opening of this technical conference which is part of the activities carried out by the Integra Foundation within the initiative Information Society Region of Murcia (Sicarm).

Almela highlighted "the high rates of job placement of new graduates in Telecommunications, which measure the good health of the sector and its future expectations, both in terms of employability and rates of digital entrepreneurship."

Source: CARM

The Cathedral and the Episcopal Palace are preparing for the ordination of Bishop Chico

Wednesday, May 8th, 2019

In the days prior to the episcopal ordination of Bishop Sebastián Chico Martínez, auxiliary Bishop-elect of the Diocese of Cartagena, different interventions are being carried out so that the Cathedral and the Episcopal Palace are ready for this diocesan celebration.

The Bishop of Cartagena, Msgr. José Manuel Lorca, has commissioned the renovation of the galas that the balconies of the Episcopal Palace will wear and that will replace the old ones.

Several parishioners of the parish of Our Lady of the Assumption of Molina de Segura, voluntarily and under the guidelines of Encarnita Fernández Ripoll, have been commissioned to make the new draperies that will be on Saturday next the balconies of the first floor of the main facade.

For this work they have used about fifty meters of garnet velvet with gold trimmings sewn by hand as fringes, chevrons and tassels of different sizes.

In addition, other trousseau works have also been developed for the occasion.

On the staircase of the main courtyard, which is one of the areas that can be visited from the Episcopal Palace, changes can also be seen.

In the next few days a carpet will cover the 66 marble steps, a type of garment that is only installed when a new bishop is appointed in the Diocese.

In terms of lighting, the bulbs of the large lamp that illuminates this area have been renovated by LED technology, as well as the lanterns of the patio arcades.

In addition, plants and flowers adorn every corner.

The Cathedral will also show its best finery next May 11th.

The altar platform has been restored with the installation of new wood covered with carpet in the same red color as the previous one.

Inside the presbytery, the platform beneath the chair has also been renovated and the carpet on which Bishop Sebastián Chico prostrates himself, during the litany of the saints, will also be a premiere and the same material as the one on the altar.

Likewise, there has been an extraordinary cleaning of some elements such as the bars of the presbytery and choir, along with the wooden seating.

Being a significant event in the Diocese of Cartagena, next Friday the bells of the Cathedral will ring twice.

At 1:05 p.m. and at 8:08 p.m., they will sound for five minutes to announce the episcopal ordination of Bishop Sebastián Chico, as well as when special solemnities such as the Immaculate Conception or Corpus Christi are celebrated, or on the descent of the Virgin of the Fuensanta.

Source: Obispado de Cartagena

The Regional Library receives the playwright Fulgencio Martínez Lax within the cycle of literary encounters 'Fresh ink'

Wednesday, May 8th, 2019

The Murcian author will dialogue tomorrow with the readers about his career and his latest play, 'Háblame'

The Regional Library of Murcia, a space managed by the Ministry of Tourism and Culture, hosts tomorrow, May 9 (7:30 pm), a new literary meeting with the Murcian playwright Fulgencio Martínez Lax, framed in the cycle 'Fresh Ink'.

Accompanied by the journalist Patricio Peñalver, Martínez Lax will share with the audience details of his work as a theater author and, in particular, of his work 'Háblame'.

After the talk and the conversation held by both, a conversation will open with the attendees who wish to intervene.

The cycle 'Fresh ink' of the Regional Library has as main objective the promotion of the authors of the Region of Murcia who have recently published through dynamic meetings with readers.

'Háblame' is starring a family consisting of a widowed mother (Isabel), a lonely and rebellious son (Javier) and a grandmother (Adela) who begins to give symptoms of confusion and forgetfulness.

Immersed in an incipient dementia, the grandmother clings to the memories of her youth, which causes characters of the past to appear like her husband, her brother or her parents.

All will travel through his memory showing a special generosity and tenderness that will serve as an anchor for his grandson to clear the ghosts and demons that generate violent acts in him.

In the middle of them all is Isabel, who struggles from bewilderment, from fatigue, but also from love to care for her mother and rescue her son from the situation in which he finds himself.

The author

Fulgencio Martínez Lax (Murcia, 1961) is a PhD in Philosophy and Arts and teaches Dramaturgy and Dramatic Literature at the School of Dramatic Arts of Murcia.

In addition, he teaches courses and gives lectures in different places in Europe and Latin America and publishes articles and essays about the theatrical event.

His dramaturgical production is collected in cycles and among his latest theatrical texts are: 'Those who go nowhere' (Theater of the dead), 'The longest night' (The last Francoist executions), '016, failed exercise for women '(Gender Violence),' Stones' (Stolen babies), 'The Lady Macbeth hangars' (Monarchies and corruption),' Aylan, apocryphal concert for a flight '(The Syrian refugees) and' Talk to me '(Del Tenderness cycle).

Presentation of 'Latin lovers'

The regional library will also host on Friday, May 10 (10:00 am), another literary presentation, by the philologist from Logroño Emilio del Río Sanz, who will speak about his work 'Latin lovers'.

'From Asterix to Brexit', 'On this pizza I will build the Roman Empire', 'Latin is milk' or 'From Spartacus to Grease' are the titles of some of the chapters that make up this book in which Del Río shows, Through a multitude of references to sport, economy, food, cinema or music, Latin is very much alive in the most colloquial culture without being fully aware of it.

Emilio del Río Sanz is a professor and writer from the University of La Rioja, doctor in Latin Philology from the Complutense University of Madrid.

He completed his doctoral thesis under the title 'The influence of the theater of Seneca in Spanish literature' and won it the National Award of the Spanish Society of Classical Studies (1994).

Subsequently, he won the Honorary Award of the Society of Latin Studies (2012), the National Award of the Spanish Society of Latin Studies (2014) and the National Award of the Society of Classical Studies (2015).

Source: CARM

Today, in the act of proclamation of elected offices to the Congress of Deputies and the Senate

Wednesday, May 8th, 2019

Violante Tomás: "We will work, tirelessly, in defense of the priorities of the million and a half of Murcia"

The PP senator thanked "the trust placed by citizens in our political formation" and added "we will not disappoint"

The senator of the PP for the Region of Murcia, Violante Tomás, said this morning that "we will work from the Congress of Deputies and the Senate without rest, to take forward all the priority issues for the million and a half of Murcia."

And we will do it, he added "with the eyes and the heart put in the Region of Murcia".

This has been expressed, on behalf of the elected officials by the PP after receiving the credential from the president of the Provincial Electoral Board, Concepción Grau, where he has also collected the senator, Domingo Segado, and the deputy, Isabel Borrego.

The secretary general of the PP and deputy Teodoro García has not been able to attend, for reasons of agenda, and has been picked up in his name by the manager of the PP, Alejandro Zamora.

Tomás thanked on behalf of all the PP and the Deputies and Senators the confidence deposited by the citizens for what has ensured that "we will not disappoint."

At this point has made reference to the issues that most concern the Murcia and has mentioned the water, "we bet to give continuity to the Tajo Segura Transfer a security recognized by law and a National Water Pact that shares it in a solidarity and fair "

Likewise, he referred to the definitive impulse of the infrastructures "that we need and the change of the system of regional financing that harms us since 2009 that was approved by the PSOE".

The act of proclamation of elected officials was chaired by Judge Concepción Grau Rech, who has been accompanied by the rest of the members of the Provincial Electoral Board composed of different magistrates and non-judicial members.

Grau has highlighted in his speech "the work behind the credentials that today collect," he congratulated the deputies and senators because "you are the best of each of the parties you represent" and urged them to "exercise their work from responsibility, because they have a contract where employers are citizens and the matter on which lies is everything that makes life easier for citizens without losing sight of the Constitution.

Source: PP Región de Murcia

Business Intelligence for food companies, developed in Murcia

Wednesday, May 8th, 2019

The first BI tool for linear analysis of any food product has been developed in our region

A group of Murcian entrepreneurs, concerned about access to market information that can be handled by food companies, has developed the first tool that analyzes the linear of any product and democratizes access to information.

After more than two years of research, a small group of Murcian entrepreneurs has managed to apply Business Intelligence systems to the analysis of the lines of all the food categories that can be found in a supermarket.

Until now, most Business Intelligence tools deal with internal company data to provide managers with control panels to monitor their situation, BIAI App is the first that collects external data and converts them into organized information to give an knowledge to the entrepreneur of the situation of his market.

With this BIAI Market Analytics tool, it democratizes access to market information since it allows small and medium-sized companies to have information about their market similar to that of large industries, since their cost is very accessible to any organization .

BIAI App offers information on all manufacturers, brands, formats, varieties, flavors, novelties, etc.

of any category of food that is found in the lines of the large distribution.

The versatility of the tool allows for studies of both the national market and any country that a company is exporting or want to export, thus helping to prepare an assortment adapted to the preferences of each country.

Knowing the composition of a linear, knowing the different positioning of competitors and all the characteristics that surround a category will help the manager or entrepreneur to prepare their business visits, to detect business opportunities, the development of new products and ultimately the decision making.

Source: Agencias

CCOO Justice expresses its opposition to the possible new Minister of Justice

Wednesday, May 8th, 2019


The trajectory of Juan Carlos Campo as Secretary of State for Justice at the time when he was Minister of Justice Francisco Camaño, his positions in relation to the Civil Registry (he intends to close the offices of small and medium-sized towns) and his commitment to suppression of the Courts of Peace and the judicial parties centralizing all the courts in the provincial capitals, among other attitudes contrary to the official position of their party in defense of the rural world, and its manifestations, being a spokesperson for the PSOE in the justice commission of the Congress, against the rights of the personnel of the Administration of Justice to which it has tried to impose the forced mobility in a reform of the LOPJ agreed with the PP IN 2018, are several samples of the reasons for which it has been gained to be a person non grata for the Justice Sector of CCOO and for a large part of our collective.

CCOO is addressing those responsible for the PSOE, and its secretary general, to inform them that the eventual appointment of Juan Carlos Campo as Minister of Justice would be a serious error and a further setback for the rights of citizens and staff of the Administration of Justice.

Today there has been a further concentration in the City of Justice of Murcia, which have already been made in claim to negotiate the increase of the Specific Complement.

Concentrations that have been at a national level with clear support for workers.

Source: CCOO Región de Murcia

The Community advances in the coordination and planning of social assistance resources

Tuesday, May 7th, 2019

The Monitoring Committee meets to analyze the degree of development of the Social Action Strategic Lines 2016-2020

The Community has improved coordination between the different administrations on which social policies depend since the Strategic Action Lines 2016-2020 (LEAS) were launched.

The Monitoring Committee of this plan today exposed the conclusions reached after almost three years of work in a meeting chaired by the Minister of Family and Equal Opportunities, Violante Tomás.

The Commission has highlighted in its report the improvement between planning and management, which has made it possible to make progress in providing a better response to the needs of social services.

In addition, this Committee has detected an important presence of actions created specifically to improve coordination in the areas of Dependency, Basic Insertion Income and Primary Care Social Services.

Regarding the latter, there has been a significant opening towards coloration with the areas of mental health and employment, and a firm commitment of the Murcia Institute of Social Action (IMAS) for computer applications related to the management of services and benefits that they interconnect both.

All the strategic lines (11, distributed in seven areas, with a total of 57 objectives to be achieved) have had an important number of actions developed during this first half of the period foreseen for their implementation.

Consensus with all agents

The counselor recalled that a very thorough diagnosis was made of the challenges faced by Social Services prior to the drafting of the LEAS "which involved the creation of the generic framework in which we should guide our policies to improve social assistance."

"These lines of action counted with the participation of all the agents involved in the regional social policy, both political leaders, as well as local and regional administrations, Third Sector organizations and social initiative companies," said the counselor.

The Commission also stressed that the implementation of these lines of action will allow the economic benefits and services of the Unit system to have follow-up studies.

At the same time, evaluation programs will be created for the Basic Income of Insertion and the Program of Accompaniment for Inclusion.

Source: CARM

The Region is located as the Spanish community with the highest aquaculture production per kilometer of coastline

Tuesday, May 7th, 2019

It has 12 aquaculture facilities and a fingerling production plant

The Region is a benchmark in national aquaculture, with a production of 57.5 tons per kilometer of coastline.

In addition, it is the first autonomous community in the breeding of bluefin tuna and sea bass, and the second in total production of aquaculture species.

The Minister of Water, Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries, Miguel Angel del Amor, participated today in the XVII National Congress of Aquaculture, held in Cartagena, where he explained that "last year, the region produced about 15,600 tons of fish in its facilities of aquaculture, which meant revenues of more than 120 million euros ".

This supposes a growth of more than 1.000 tonnes of fish with regard to 2017 and an increase of the economic value of 5.8 percent more.

The Region has 12 aquaculture facilities operating in water.

Specifically, one is located in Águilas, seven in the aquaculture estate of San Pedro del Pinatar and four in the polygon of El Gorguel, in Cartagena.

Also, on land there is a fry production plant located in Águilas.

"This sector generates nearly 1,000 direct jobs," said Del Amor.

In 2018, the production of seabass stood out, with 7,670 tonnes, tuna with 3,519 tonnes and seabream with 3,198 tonnes.

The Region exported a total of 49 million euros of both fresh and frozen fish, especially sea bream, sea bass and tuna, the latter much appreciated in eastern countries, such as Japan, for its high quality and total food security .

"We have numerous species with a consolidated market that every day new ones are incorporated like croaker," del Amor added.

The councilor stressed that "to achieve blue growth it is necessary to unify at the state level environmental criteria for the authorization of aquaculture facilities."

Source: CARM

The Community supports the social economy with more than 5.7 million euros to help generate 320 fixed jobs

Tuesday, May 7th, 2019

The BORM today publishes the aid order, which can be requested from tomorrow, and contribute to incorporate new partners to the cooperatives or labor companies and increase their assets

The social economy of the Region of Murcia is the one that grows more nationally in the first quarter of the year, and already employs 25,590 people

The Official Bulletin of the Region of Murcia today publishes the call for aid for the promotion of the social economy that has a record endowment, reaching 5,765,131 euros, and which will directly generate 320 jobs in cooperatives and labor societies of the Region.

From tomorrow these subsidies may be requested, distributed in seven aid programs, which are framed within the Pact for the Excellence of the Social Economy.

On this occasion, it increased by more than 400,000 euros compared to last year's call, which allowed for the support of 295 projects, the generation of 300 permanent jobs and the support of a total of 505 working members.

The Minister of Employment, Universities, Enterprise and Environment, Javier Celdrán, presented the call today and stressed that "we continue to support our cooperatives and labor societies as a way of success and creation of anti-crisis employment, because it is the one that best supports any type of economic uncertainty, and we continue to execute the Pact for the Excellence of the Social Economy ".

Among the aid lines, the promotion of the incorporation of new worker members into social economy companies stands out, as well as the incentive that this type of companies make investments in new fixed assets, in order to modernize them and increase their competitiveness.

The first of these lines, which has co-financing from the European Social Fund, is endowed with 2.56 million euros and consists of an aid of up to 11,500 euros to social economy companies that incorporate new working partners this year, with the double objective of consolidating stable employment in the sector and that this primarily benefits groups with special difficulties in accessing employment.

As a requirement to obtain the subsidy, the incorporations must be indefinite and full-time.

For its part, the investment aid has 1,447,631 euros, and is aimed at these companies acquire new premises, furniture, vehicles or any other fixed asset that facilitates its modernization.

The economic support is for those companies that make investments of at least 12,000 euros, and it is a non-repayable aid of up to 30 percent of the investment made, with the requirement that the applicant entity have its own funds to face at least 25 percent of the investment.

Financial assistance is also granted for up to 50 percent of the total interest generated by the loans requested by the companies for the investment.

The remaining grants seek to encourage the members of these companies to make more and more monetary contributions to the social capital (875,000 euros of endowment);

support the functioning of business organizations of social economy (652,500 euros);

support the dissemination and promotion of sector activities (150,000 euros);

help social economy organizations for the technical assistance they provide (€ 65,000);

and encourage public universities in the Region to carry out research, teaching and dissemination activities in the sector (15,000 euros).

Greater growth in Spain

The social economy of the Region of Murcia is the one that grows more nationally.

Thus, the first quarters of 2019, the growth in the number of social economy companies in Murcia is 0.3 percent, with seven new ones, compared to the national drop of 2.5 percent.

There is also an increase in employment in the region generated by these companies, in a total of 520 new jobs between January and March, representing an increase of 2.1 percent, compared to the national drop of 0.1 percent.

In the last year, cooperatives and regional labor societies have generated 961 jobs, which represents a growth of 3.9 percent, and give direct work to 25,590 people.

At the national level, in the last year the employment of the social economy has grown by 0.1, which is 456.

Source: CARM