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  1. Regional consequences of the way land users respond to future water availability in Murcia, Spain

    Fleskens, L.; Nainggolan, D.; Temansen, M.; Hubacek, K.; Reed, M.S.


    Agricultural development in the Murcia autonomous region, Spain, has led to overexploitation of groundwater resources, and climate change will further increase pressures. Policy options to tackle the current unsustainable situation include the development of inter-basin water transfer (IBWT) schemes

  2. The historical roots of popular practices in oral health: Pistacia lentiscus in Cartagena, Murcia (Spain).

    Sáez, José Miguel; López, José; Romero, Martín


    All over the world, different cultures have made use of the plants that nature has provided for their oral care and hygiene. Many of these popular uses were integrated into scientific medicine during ancient times, but have once again returned to occupy a place in popular medical practice. This article will trace the historical route of the popular uses of Pistacia lentiscus (the mastic tree, or evergreen pistache) in the province of Murcia in the south of Spain.

  3. Analysis of Measures for Attention to Diversity in Compulsory Secondary Education: The Case of the Region of Murcia, Spain

    Arnaiz, Pilar; Martinez, Rogelio; de Haro, Remedios; Escarbajal, Andres


    In this paper, we present an analysis of the implementation of measures of attention to diversity for students with special educational support needs studying Compulsory Secondary Education (12-16 years) in the Region of Murcia, Spain. Our aim is to learn about the organisational and curricular structures implemented in five secondary education…

  4. Partitioning of heavy metals over different chemical fraction in street dust of Murcia (Spain) as a basis for risk assessment

    Acosta, J.A.; Faz, A.; Kalbitz, K.; Jansen, B.; Martínez-Martínez, S.


    Dust samples were collected from urban, suburban, industrial, highways, and natural sites from the vicinity of Murcia City, Spain. Chemical and physical properties were determined as well as the partitioning of the heavy metals Cu, Pb, Zn and Cd over exchangeable pools, association with carbonates,

  5. Analysis of Measures for Attention to Diversity in Compulsory Secondary Education: The Case of the Region of Murcia, Spain

    Arnaiz, Pilar; Martinez, Rogelio; de Haro, Remedios; Escarbajal, Andres


    In this paper, we present an analysis of the implementation of measures of attention to diversity for students with special educational support needs studying Compulsory Secondary Education (12-16 years) in the Region of Murcia, Spain. Our aim is to learn about the organisational and curricular structures implemented in five secondary education…

  6. Two SE Spanish middle palaeolithic sites with Neanderthal remains: Sima de las Palomas del Cabezo Gordo and Cueva Negra del Estrecho del Río Quípar (Murcia province

    M. J. Walker, F.S.A.


    Full Text Available This article presents preliminary findings from excavations at two recently-discovered cave sites in Murcia (SE. Spain with Neanderthal hominid skeletal remains, middle palaeolithic tools, and early Upper Pleistocene faunal remains. The sites are in contrasting environments, the shaft of Sima de las Palomas being near the coast whereas the Cueva Negra rock-shelter is in the hinterland. The origins and development of the field research project are outlined with special reference to strategical and methodological considerations. Cueva Negra has afforded half-a-dozen adult Neanderthal teeth and the shaft of a forearm bone. Sima de las Palomas suffered damage from nineteenth-century mining that exposed an 18-metre-high column of breccia in a natural shaft, and geophysical determinations suggest that it spans a period from roughly 125,000 to 50,000 BP. Adult and juvenile Neanderthal teeth and bones have been excavated at the top of the column and many others have been found sifting mine rubble both outside the cavern and on the floor inside, some of which have characteristics that are more in keeping with pre-Neanderthal morphology.

  7. Helmint eggs elimination performance during lammelar settling and sand filters in Beniel WWTP (Murcia, Spain); Rendimiento en la eliminacion de huevos de helminto en la decantacion lamelar y filtracion por arena en la EDAR de Beniel (Murcia)

    Simon Andreu, P. J.; Cardin Mifsut, C.; Pacheco Ballarin, S.; Martinez Muro, M. A.; Vicente Gonzalez, J. A.; Llosar Llacer, C.


    With this study, it was observed Ascaris suum eggs elimination yield of tertiary treatment in Beniel wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) in Murcia Region (Spain). It was inoculated a sample of Ascaris suum eggs in the treatment in maximum flow conditions and it was calculated the retention yield of the lamellar settling and sand filters. (Author) 3 refs.

  8. Pig Manure Application for Remediation of Mine Soils in Murcia Province, SE Spain

    A. Faz


    Full Text Available In southern Spain, specifically in Murcia Province, an increased pig population causes large amounts of slurry production that creates a very serious environmental concern. Our aim was to use this waste to reduce the acid mine drainage process, heavy metal mobilization, and to improve soil conditions to enhance plant establishment in mine soils. Pig manure, sewage sludge, and lime were used as soil amendments in a field experiment and in undisturbed soil column. Field experiments showed an increase in pH, total nitrogen, organic carbon, and carbonate contents; a reduction of diethylene-tetramine pentaacetic acid (DTPA– and water-extractable metals; and an improvement of plant establishment. The field studies showed that pig manure could be utilized to remediate polluted soils. Column studies in the laboratory showed that amendment of mine soil with pig manure initially increased soil pH from 2.21 to 6.34, promoted reduced conditions in the surface soil, and decreased the metal mobility. After 21 weeks, while the leachate was slightly acidic, however, the mobility of metals was substantially low. Additions of 7 and 14% of pig manure were insufficient to maintain a neutral pH in the leachate. Therefore, continuous application of the pig manure may be advised.

  9. Estimation of slip rates and seismic hazard parameters using conventional techniques of structural geology in a slow-moving fault: Alhama de Murcia - Alcantarilla segment of the Alhama de Murcia Fault (Murcia, SE Spain)

    Herrero-Barbero, Paula; Álvarez-Gómez, José Antonio; Jesús Martínez-Díaz, Jose


    Alhama de Murcia - Alcantarilla segment, seems to absorb part of the regional tectonic shortening. That is why the relief uplifted by the Alhama de Murcia - Alcantarilla segment during the Quaternary is significantly less prominent than the mountains fronts generated by the Carrascoy Fault. Even so, Alhama de Murcia - Alcantarilla segment should be considered as an active structure with implications for seismic hazard. The maximum size of earthquake is calculated to be Mw 6.3 - 6.6 according to magnitude-area and magnitude-length scaling relationships, with a mean recurrence interval lower than 10.000 years for the slip rate obtained. In the same way, Mw 5.0 earthquakes, such as those recorded in the historical seismic catalog, are estimated to have a recurrence interval lower than 50 years. These earthquakes could be very destructive in densely populated areas, as is the case of SE Spain, so they should be considered in seismic-hazard analysis.

  10. [Malama project in the Region of Murcia (Spain): environment and breastfeeding].

    Ortega García, J A; Pastor Torres, E; Martínez Lorente, I; Bosch Giménez, V; Quesada López, J J; Hernández Ramón, F; Alcaráz Quiñonero, M; Llamas del Castillo, M M; Torres Cantero, A M; García de León González, R; Sánchez Solís de Querol, M


    To identify protective factors and risk factors for the initiation and length of breastfeeding and full breastfeeding, in the Region of Murcia (Spain). The Malama study (Medio Ambiente y Lactancia Materna) is a follow up study from birth up to years of 1,000 mother-child pairs. A description of breastfeeding practices are presented here, the survival curve of breastfeeding and a Cox regression model of the pilot study that includes 101 mother-child pairs and 6 months of follow-up. After six months the prevalence of breastfeeding was 35 %. The mean duration of full breastfeeding was 63 days (median 45 days) with six months prevalence of 8 %. Hazard ratios (HR) for full breastfeeding were, to be a smoker (1.89; 95 % CI: 1.18-3.02), older than 35 years of age (2.04; 95 % CI: 1.22-3.42), caesarean birth (1.63; 95 % CI: 1.00-2.66). As well as those previously mentioned risks for breastfeeding, there were also hazard ratios for primary school education or less (1.63; 95 % CI: 0.98-2.82); to have breastfed an earlier child for at least 16 weeks (0.33; 95 % CI: 0.13-0.79), and to be the first birth (0.50; 95 % CI: 0.27-0.95). The length of both breastfeeding and full breastfeeding increased with the length of the maternal leave (0.96; 95 % CI: 0.94-0.99). Pregestational occupational exposure to endocrine disruptors did not seem to interfere with the duration of breastfeeding. In order to improve quality and duration of breastfeeding programmes, paediatric research and training on breastfeeding practice should be encouraged, to reduce unnecessary caesarean sections, promote tobacco cessation, focus human and economic resources to women with less education, and include legal mechanisms to ensure longer maternal leave.

  11. Risk assessment and restoration possibilities of some abandoned mining ponds in Murcia Region, SE Spain

    Faz, Angel; Acosta, Jose A.; Martinez-Martinez, Silvia; Carmona, Dora M.; Zornoza, Raul; Kabas, Sebla; Bech, Jaume


    In Murcia Region, SE Spain, there are 85 tailing ponds due to intensive mining activities that occurred during last century, especially in Sierra Minera de Cartagena-La Union. Although mining activity was abandoned several decades ago, those tailing ponds with high amounts of heavy metals still remain in the area. The ponds, due to their composition and location, may create environmental risks of geochemical pollution, negatively affecting soil, water, and plant, animal, and human populations, as well as infrastructures. The main objective of this research is to evaluate the restoration possibilities of two representative mining ponds in order to minimize the risk for human and ecosystems. To achieve this objective, two tailing ponds generated by mining activities were selected, El Lirio and El Gorguel. These ponds are representative of the rest of existent ponds in Sierra Minera de Cartagena-La Unión, with similar problems and characteristics. Several techniques and studies were applied to the tailing ponds for their characterization, including: geophysics, geotechnics, geochemical, geological, hydrological, and vegetation studies. In addition, effects of particulate size in the distribution of heavy metals will be used to assess the risk of dispersion of these metals in finest particles. Once the ponds were characterized, they were divided in several sectors in order to apply different amendments (pig slurry and marble waste) to reduce the risk of metal mobility and improve soil quality for a future phytostabilization. It is known that organic amendments promote soil development processes, microbial diversity, and finally, soil ecosystem restoration to a state of self-sustainability. By comparing the results before and after applications we will be able to evaluate the effect of the different amendments on soil quality and their effectively on risk reduction. Finally, plant metal-tolerant species are used to restore vegetation in the ponds, thereby decreasing

  12. Study of the 3D displacement field in Lorca (Murcia, Spain) subsidence area

    Fernandez, Jose; Prieto, Juan F.; Palano, Mimmo; Abajo, Tamara; Perez, Enrique; Escayo, Joaquin; Velasco, Jesus; Herrero, Tomas; Camacho, Antonio G.; Bru, Guadalupe; Molina, Inigo; Lopez, Juan C.; Rodriguez-Velasco, Gema; Gomez, Israel


    numerical model of the aquifer evolution, to be consider for sustainable management plans of groundwater resources and hazard assessments. With this objective, a GNSS network has been defined and various surveys have been carried out in November 2015, July 2016 and beginning of 2017. The results, showing the regional 3D displacement field associated to the exploitation of the aquifer are described and compared with the InSAR ones. First results (Prieto et al., 2016) confirm previous observations (e.g. Bonì et al., 2015) and suggest that the ad-hoc establishment of small-medium GNSS networks, represent a valuable technique for the spatio-temporal monitoring of the 3D displacement field of areas subjected to extensive groundwater extraction. REFERENCES Bonì, R. et al., 2015. Twenty-year advanced DInSAR analysis of severe land subsidence: The Alto Guadalentín Basin (Spain) case study. Engineering Geology, 198, 40-52 doi: 10.1016/j.enggeo.2015.08.014 González, P.J., Fernández, J., 2011. Drought-driven transient aquifer compaction imaged using multitemporal satellite radar interferometry. Geology, 39/6, 551-554; doi: 10.1130/G31900.1. González, P.J.; et al., 2012. The 2011 Lorca earthquake slip distribution controlled by groundwater crustal unloading. Nature Geoscience, 5/11, 755-834. doi: 10.1038/NGEO1610. Prieto, J.F., et al., 2016. GNSS 3D displacement field determination in Lorca (Murcia, Spain) subsidence area. Fall AGU Meeting, San Francisco, December, 12-16, 2016, H43K-1636.

  13. Dryness crisis of the late V BP milenium in the west coast of Port of Mazarron (Murcia, Spain); Crisis de aridez a finales del V milenio BP en el litoral occidental del puerto de Mazarron (Murcia, Espana)

    Navarro Hervas, F.; Rodriguez Estrella, T.; Carrion Garcia, J. S.; Ros Sala, M. M.; Fernandez Jimenez, S.; Garcia Martinez, M. S.; Mancheno Jimenez, M. A.; Alvarez Rogel, Y.


    Here we describe a formerly unrecognized dry spell dated at between c. 4330 and 3950 radiocarbon years BP, and located in the Puerto de Mazarron (Murcia, southeastern Spain). The palaeoclimatical inference is provided by halite levels within a long sequence of a multiple core study carried in a palaeo-lagoon. The lithological inference is corroborated by palynological records involving a forest depletion. The event is also linked to a population decline in the study region. (Author) 6 refs.

  14. Amino acid racemization dating of Upper Pleistocene - Holocene terrestrial gastropods from a Mediterranean region (Murcia, SE Spain)

    Garcia-Mayordomo, Julian; Ortiz, Jose E.; Torres, Trinidad; Insua-Arevalo, Juan M.; Martinez-Diaz, Jose J.; Altolaguirre, Yul; Canales-Fernandez, Maria L.; Martin-Banda, Raquel


    The amino acid racemization method has become a widely used geochronological tool for dating Quaternary deposits. The method is based on the fact that living organisms contain only L-amino acids which gradually racemize into D-amino acids after death. Thus, the D/L ratio increases with time after death until it is equal to 1, that is, when equilibrium is reached. Gastropod shells are particularly useful for amino acid racemization dating. Because the amino acid racemization method is not a numerical dating method in isolation, it needs to be calibrated, mainly with radiometric dating methods. The racemization process is genus- and temperature-dependent. In this work we present a preliminary analysis that compares the radiometric age estimated from different dating methods of a number of gastropods recovered in localities from Murcia (Southeastern Spain), with the age obtained through the amino acid racemization method. Taking advantage of recent paleoseismological research in the Murcia region (SE Spain), 28 gastropods specimens were collected from different trenches dug in young Quaternary alluvial deposits. The specimens were subsequently classified and then analyzed according to the standards protocols of the Biomolecular Stratigraphy Laboratory (UPM, Madrid School of Mines). The species found were Otala lactea, Iberus gualterianus, Sphincterochila candidissima and Theba pisana. The D/L ratios of aspartic acid, leucine, phenylalanine and glutamic acid were determined, and the corresponding average age of each specimen was calculated introducing the D/L values in the age calculation algorithm of Torres et al. (1997) for gastropods of central and southern Spain. The racemization age for each locality was then compared to the radiometric age of the deposit where the specimens were collected. To this respect, the samples were classified in different groups considering the reliability on the age control method. The most reliable sample consists only on dates obtained

  15. Physico-chemical evolution of groundwater in tectonically active areas. Application to the Leana hot spring (Murcia Region, SE Spain)

    Martínez, M.; Hornero, J.; Trujillo, C.


    Seismic events can affect the physico-chemical characteristics of groundwater. These anomalies are of a pre-seismic, co-seismic and post-seismic nature and correspond to pulse variations, sudden increases and decreases without return to initial values and upward or downward changes in trend. Continuous and in situ conductivity and temperature monitoring and periodic water sampling at a hot spring associated with neotectonic activity are of great interest for establishing predictive methods. This method is limited to the seismic activity affecting the fracturing system with which the hot spring is associated. The Region of Murcia and surroundings (southeast Spain) was selected as the study area for exploring the nature of these influences on groundwater. A hot spring in the Leana spa (Murcia) was equipped and monitored during the period 2006-2008, allowing for the in situ determination of conductivity and temperature as well as of major and minor constituents at the laboratory. Due to its proximity and related with fault network, we suggest that 86 % of earthquakes located between 0 and 10 km may affect in situ parameters of groundwater, and 75 % may affect laboratory determinations. This percentage drops in more distant zones. Of all earthquakes that seem to influence groundwater, 55 % of the in situ parameter anomalies and 53 % of laboratory were of a pre-seismic nature.

  16. Advanced interpretation of subsidence in Murcia (SE Spain using A-DInSAR data – modelling and validation

    G. Herrera


    Full Text Available Subsidence is a natural hazard that affects wide areas in the world causing important economic costs annually. This phenomenon has occurred in the metropolitan area of Murcia City (SE Spain as a result of groundwater overexploitation. In this work aquifer system subsidence is investigated using an advanced differential SAR interferometry remote sensing technique (A-DInSAR called Stable Point Network (SPN. The SPN derived displacement results, mainly the velocity displacement maps and the time series of the displacement, reveal that in the period 2004–2008 the rate of subsidence in Murcia metropolitan area doubled with respect to the previous period from 1995 to 2005. The acceleration of the deformation phenomenon is explained by the drought period started in 2006. The comparison of the temporal evolution of the displacements measured with the extensometers and the SPN technique shows an average absolute error of 3.9±3.8 mm. Finally, results from a finite element model developed to simulate the recorded time history subsidence from known water table height changes compares well with the SPN displacement time series estimations. This result demonstrates the potential of A-DInSAR techniques to validate subsidence prediction models as an alternative to using instrumental ground based techniques for validation.

  17. Program of recovery of remains of melon and pepper in vegetable production in the area of Cartagena, Murcia (Spain); Programa de valorizacion de restos de pimiento y melon en produccion horticola en el campo de Cartagena, Murcia

    Moreno-Cornejo, J.; Faz Cano, A.; Perez-Paterna, A.


    In the last decades, the irrigated agricultural areas have increased in Murcia, S. E. Spain, especially in the agrarian District Comarca del Campo de Cartagena. A consequence of this increase is the high use of fertilizers resulting to an excess of nutrients such as nitrogen. Another problem associated with the agricultural is the disposal of the increasing amount of organic agricultural residues from post-harvest practices. In this research we will study the effects of recycling crop residues as an organic fertilizer in vegetable production as a disposal management technique to reduce the amount of post-harvest residues. (Author) 9 refs.

  18. [Opinion survey on the use of personal health records in the Region of Murcia (Spain)].

    Fernández Alemán, José Luis; Hernández, Isabel; Sánchez García, Ana Belén


    To identify the opinions of patients of the Murcia Health Service on the adoption of personal health records (PHRs) and the factors associated with these opinions. A cross sectional and descriptive study was performed by personal survey of a sample of individuals (N=156) aged between 14 and 80 years old in five public health facilities of districts VI and VII of the Health Service of Murcia. A total of 87.8% of the population stated they would use PHRs. Respondents aged 24-33 years old were 13.15 times more willing to use PHRs (95% CI: 1.09-157.42) than people over 63 years old. A lower probability of using PHRs was found in people who did not use the Internet, with an odds ratio of 0.31 (95% CI: 0.07-1.29); this difference was not statistically significant. Most of the patients surveyed had never heard of PHRs but most would be willing to use them. Copyright © 2012 SESPAS. Published by Elsevier Espana. All rights reserved.




    Full Text Available Jurassic rocks of the External and Internal Zones of the Betic Cordillera are widespread in the province of Murcia. Four areas are considered of special interest for stratigraphical and paleontological analysis: a Sierra Quípar and b Sierras Lúgar-Corque (External Subbetic, c Sierra Ricote (Median Subbetic and d Sierra Espuña (Malaguide Complex. The first two contain Jurassic sections including Sinemurian-Tithonian deposits, and major stratigraphic discontinuities, containing significant cephalopod concentrations of taphonomic and taxonomic interest, occuring in the Lower-Upper Pliensbachian, Lower/Middle Jurassic and Middle/Upper Jurassic boundaries. These areas are also relevant for biostratigraphical analysis of the Middle-Upper Jurassic interval. In the Sierra de Ricote, the Mahoma section is of especial interest for the study of Lías/Dogger transition. Casa Chimeneas section constitutes the best Subbetic site for the analysis of the Lower/Upper Bajocian boundary. In the La Bermeja-Casas de Vite area, the Bajocian-Tithonian interval is well-represented, including a parastratotype of the Radiolarite Jarropa Formation. Finally, the Malvariche section in Sierra Espuña represents the best Jurassic succession of Internal Zones of the Betic Cordillera and could be considered as a reference section for this Betic Domain. In this paper a heritage evaluation has been carried out for these classical jurassic sections with the object of protecting these sites according to the legal framework prevailing in the province of Murcia.

  20. Spread of the invasive alga Caulerpa racemosa var. cylindracea (Caulerpales, Chlorophyta along the Mediterranean Coast of the Murcia region (SE Spain

    Ruiz, J. M.


    Full Text Available The aim of this paper was to document the appearance and spread of the green alga Caulerpa racemosa along the coast of Murcia in south-eastern Spain. It was found for the first time in the area in 2005 and over the next two years the number of new sightings increased almost exponentially. In the period 2005-2007 the total surface area colonised by the alga in the region was estimated to be at least 265 ha. Benthic assemblages colonised by the alga were rocky bottoms with photophilic algae, dead P. oceanica rhizomes, infralittoral and circalittoral soft bottoms and maerl beds. No penetration of the alga was observed in P. oceanica meadows, except in one locality. Biometric analysis indicated high vegetative development in the established colonies in comparison to those described in other Mediterranean areas. Rapid spreading dynamics observed in the Murcia region is a potential threat for native benthic communities.

  1. Study on environmental pollution in slurry ponds in the region of Murcia (Spain); Estudio sobre contaminacion ambiental en balsas de purines en la Region de Murcia (Espana)

    Olivares, A. B.; Faz, A.; Ramos, G.


    In Murcia the importance of the pig industry is both economically and environmentally, as it involves the proper management of organic waste produced. The necessary protection of the environment makes the development of appropriate studies to define the effects that this type of waste produced in the subsoil, in order to make appropriate recommendations to ensure the continuation of this activity, in a sustainable manner. In this way, this work studies different locations representing the Region on the slurry to be deposited, either with or without artificial waterproofing to check to what extent it has affected the underground waste. (Author) 10 refs.

  2. [Antibiotic susceptibility of Streptococcus pneumoniae in healthy carrier children in Murcia (Spain)].

    Alfayate-Miguélez, S; Ruiz Gómez, J; Sanchez-Solis de Querol, M; Guerrero Gómez, C; Pérez Simón, M; Ortiz Romero, M M; Núñez Trigueros, M L; López Yepes, M L; Blazquez Abellán, A; Zarauz García, J M; Ruiz Merino, G; Ortuño del Moral, M P


    Streptococcus pneumoniae (SP) is a human pathogen that involves a high use of antibiotics. The objective of the study was to determine the susceptibility to commonly used antibiotics and their associated risk factors, in order to promote rational use of antibiotics. In A multicentre study was conducted in summer 2009 and winter 2010 on children attending paediatric clinics in the Region of Murcia. A nasopharyngeal sample was collected and an epidemiological questionnaire was completed. The study included 1562 children aged 1 and 4 years old. Almost one-third (31.3%, 489/1562) of children were nasal carriers. A sensitivity study was carried out on 376 isolates, of which 343 were serotyped. Almost two-thirds (61.7%, 964/1562) of children had received at least one dose of PCV7 (heptavalent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine), and 12.8% (44/343) of the isolates belonged to PCV7 serotypes. The prevalence rates of penicillin resistance (meningitis infections criteria CMI>0.06mg/L) were 28.1%; however, this percentage was 54% in PCV7 serotypes. None of the isolates had (MIC >2mg/L), so prevalence rates of susceptibility with non-meningitis infections criteria were 100%. There was a high percentage of erythromycin resistance (45.7%). The factors favouring resistance to penicillin and cefotaxime were the consumption of antibiotics in the previous month and the carrying of vaccine serotypes. On the other hand, the age of 4 years old was a protective factor of resistance. The 14, 35B, 19A, 15A, and 19F serotypes were less susceptible to penicillin. Both oral amoxicillin given to outpatients and intravenous penicillin or ampicillin to hospitalized patients are excellent options for the treatment of non-meningeal infections, as seen with pneumonia in these kinds of environments, where there is low incidence of isolates highly resistant to penicillin (CMI ≥ 2mg/L). Copyright © 2014 Asociación Española de Pediatría. Published by Elsevier España, S.L.U. All rights reserved.

  3. New regulations regarding Postgraduate Medical Training in Spain: perception of the tutor's role in the Murcia Region

    Saura-Llamas José


    Full Text Available Abstract Background Recently introduced regulatory changes have expanded the Tutor role to include their primary responsibility for Postgraduate Medical Training (PMT. However, accreditation and recognition of that role has been devolved to the autonomic regions. The opinions of the RT may be relevant to future decisions; Methods A comprehensive questionnaire, including demographic characteristics, academic and research achievement and personal views about their role, was sent to 201 RTs in the Murcia Region of Spain. The responses are described using median and interquartile ranges (IQR; Results There were 147 replies (response rate 73%, 69% male, mean age 45 ± 7 yrs. RTs perception of the residents' initial knowledge and commitment throughout the program was 5 (IQR 4-6 and 7 (IQR 5-8, respectively. As regards their impact on the PMT program, RTs considered that their own contribution was similar to that of senior residents. RTs perception of how their role was recognised was 5 (IQR 3-6. Only 16% did not encounter difficulties in accessing specific RT training programs. Regarding the RTs view of their various duties, supervision of patient care was accorded the greatest importance (64% while the satisfactory completion of the PMT program and supervision of day-to-day activities were also considered important (61% and 59% respectively. The main RT requirements were: a greater professional recognition (97%, protected time (95%, specific RT training programs (95% and financial recognition (86%; Conclusions This comprehensive study, reflecting the feelings of our RTs, provides a useful insight into the reality of their work and the findings ought to be taken into consideration in the imminent definitive regulatory document on PMT.

  4. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and other mental disorders in the general population after Lorca’s earthquakes, 2011 (Murcia, Spain): A cross-sectional study

    Salmerón, Diego; Vilagut, Gemma; Tormo, Mª José; Ruíz-Merino, Guadalupe; Escámez, Teresa; Júdez, Javier; Martínez, Salvador; Koenen, Karestan C.; Navarro, Carmen; Alonso, Jordi; Kessler, Ronald C.


    Aims To describe the prevalence and severity of mental disorders and to examine differences in risk among those with and without a lifetime history prior to a moderate magnitude earthquake that took place in Lorca (Murcia, Spain) at roughly the mid-point (on May 11, 2011) of the time interval in which a regional epidemiological survey was already being carried out (June 2010 –May 2012). Methods The PEGASUS-Murcia project is a cross-sectional face-to-face interview survey of a representative sample of non-institutionalized adults in Murcia. Main outcome measures are prevalence and severity of anxiety, mood, impulse and substance disorders in the 12 months previous to the survey, assessed using the Composite International Diagnostic Interview (CIDI 3.0). Sociodemographic variables, prior history of any mental disorder and earthquake-related stressors were entered as independent variables in a logistic regression analysis. Findings A total number of 412 participants (response rate: 71%) were interviewed. Significant differences in 12-month prevalence of mental disorders were found in Lorca compared to the rest of Murcia for any (12.8% vs 16.8%), PTSD (3.6% vs 0.5%) and other anxiety disorders (5.3% vs 9.2%) (p≤ 0.05 for all). No differences were found for 12-month prevalence of any mood or any substance disorder. The two major predictors for developing a 12-month post-earthquake mental disorder were a prior mental disorder and the level of exposure. Other risk factors included female sex and low-average income. Conclusions PTSD and other mental disorders are commonly associated with earthquake disasters. Prior mental disorders and the level of exposure to the earthquakes are the most important for the development of a consequent mental disorder and this recognition may help to identify those individuals that may most benefit from specific therapeutic intervention. PMID:28723949

  5. [The voice of women subjected to female genital mutilation in the Region of Murcia (Spain)].

    Ballesteros Meseguer, Carmen; Almansa Martínez, Pilar; Pastor Bravo, María del Mar; Jiménez Ruiz, Ismael


    To explore the perceptions of a group of women who underwent female genital mutilation on the impact of this practice on their sexual and reproductive health. We performed a phenomenological qualitative study in a sample of 9 sub-Saharan Africa women, whose mean age was 30 years old and who had lived in Spain for 1 to 14 years. These women underwent genital mutilation in their countries of origin. Data was collected using a socio-demographic survey and an in-depth, structured personal interview. Subsequently, we performed a thematic discourse analysis. The discourses were grouped into four categories related to participants' perceptions of female genital mutilation. These categories were intimate relationships, pregnancy, childbirth, and social impact. The practice of female genital mutilation is maintained due to social and family pressure, transmitted from generation to generation and silenced by women themselves. This practice affects their sexual and reproductive health, as demonstrated by anorgasmia and dyspareunia. The women were satisfied with the healthcare received during pregnancy and childbirth. Nevertheless, most of them were not satisfied with family planning. Copyright © 2013 SESPAS. Published by Elsevier Espana. All rights reserved.

  6. Comparison of water-level, extensometric, DInSAR and simulation data for quantification of subsidence in Murcia City (SE Spain)

    Tessitore, S.; Fernández-Merodo, J. A.; Herrera, G.; Tomás, R.; Ramondini, M.; Sanabria, M.; Duro, J.; Mulas, J.; Calcaterra, D.


    Subsidence due to groundwater overexploitation has been recognized in the metropolitan area of Murcia (25 km2) in south-eastern Spain since the early 1990s. Previous published works have focused their attention on land subsidence that occurred during the drought period between 1995 and 2008. This work first analyzes the groundwater recovery that has occurred since 2008 and then determines the kind of associated ground deformation detected by the new extensometric data. Subsequently, subsidence time series are computed on 24 geotechnical boreholes scattered throughout the study area by means of a hydro-mechanical finite element code and a linear-elastic constitutive law. A spatio-temporal interpolation of the numerically modeled surface displacements is performed over the whole domain and compared with extensometers and DInSAR-derived displacement maps in two different periods: the drought period from 2004 to 2008, and the recovery period from 2008 to 2012. In spite of the limited information on the geomechanical parameters characterizing the modelled geological formations, the proposed approach is able to discriminate areas where the soils have an elastic behavior (small differences in the comparisons) or an elasto-plastic behavior (large differences in the comparisons). This zonation enhances the understanding of the subsidence phenomenon in Murcia City and could prevent, from a quantitatively point of view, future severe subsidence due to aquifer overexploitation.

  7. Regional subsidence modelling in Murcia city (SE Spain using 1-D vertical finite element analysis and 2-D interpolation of ground surface displacements

    S. Tessitore


    Full Text Available Subsidence is a hazard that may have natural or anthropogenic origin causing important economic losses. The area of Murcia city (SE Spain has been affected by subsidence due to groundwater overexploitation since the year 1992. The main observed historical piezometric level declines occurred in the periods 1982–1984, 1992–1995 and 2004–2008 and showed a close correlation with the temporal evolution of ground displacements. Since 2008, the pressure recovery in the aquifer has led to an uplift of the ground surface that has been detected by the extensometers. In the present work an elastic hydro-mechanical finite element code has been used to compute the subsidence time series for 24 geotechnical boreholes, prescribing the measured groundwater table evolution. The achieved results have been compared with the displacements estimated through an advanced DInSAR technique and measured by the extensometers. These spatio-temporal comparisons have showed that, in spite of the limited geomechanical data available, the model has turned out to satisfactorily reproduce the subsidence phenomenon affecting Murcia City. The model will allow the prediction of future induced deformations and the consequences of any piezometric level variation in the study area.

  8. Luminescence dating of Pleistocene alluvial sediments affected by the Alhama de Murcia fault (eastern Betics, Spain) – a comparison between OSL, IRSL and post-IRIRSL ages

    Sohbati, Reza; Murray, Andrew S.; Buylaert, Jan-Pieter


    The ages of nine alluvial units, identified by the integration of data obtained from five trenches at the southern termination of the Alhama de Murcia Fault (AMF) (eastern Betics, Spain), are constrained using luminescence dating based on the Optically Stimulated Luminescence (OSL) from quartz......, Infrared Stimulated Luminescence (IRSL) at 50°C, and post-IR elevated temperature (225°C) IRSL signals from K-feldspar. All signals pass the routine tests associated with the Single Aliquot Regenerative (SAR) protocol, including the recycling ratio, recuperation, and dose recovery tests. The equivalent...... of anomalous fading to a great extent, the resulting age cannot be regarded as necessarily accurate because of the limitations of the fading correction model used, and the absence of independent age control for the old samples. Nevertheless, our luminescence ages provide the first age constraints...

  9. Lichenometric age measured on rock-falls related to historic seismicity affecting Lorca and its surroundings (Murcia, SE Spain); Datacion mediante liquenometria de los desprendimientos rocosos asociados a la sismicidad historica en Lorca (Murcia, SE de Espana)

    Perez-Lopez, R.; Martin-Gonzalez, F.; Martinez-Diaz, J. J.; Rodriguez-Pascua, M. A.


    During the earthquake at Lorca (Murcia, SE Spain) in 2011 (5.2 Mw, 4km depth) several rock-falls occurred, mobilizing an estimated volume of close to 2,000 m3. All these rock-falls took place within the Estancias and La Tercia mountain ranges, the topography of which is composed of Tortonian calcarenitic sandstones with steep scarps more than 30 m in height. We have conducted a lichenometric study to obtain the age of the ancient rock-falls within the Las Estancias Range. We have assumed an annual growth rate of 0.24 mm for lichen species classified as calcicolous and related to warm climatic conditions. Our aim was to corroborate the hypothesis that seismic events triggered these massive rock-falls. The city of Lorca had experienced two nearfield historic earthquakes (1674 EMS VIII and 1818 EMS VI) and one far-field tremor during the great Lisbon earthquake in 1755 (EMS VI). Results obtained here indicate that the earthquakes of 1674 and 2011 were quite similar, except that the 1674 one mobilised a greater quantity and twenty times the volume of blocks mobilised during the 2011 earthquake. Therefore, we conclude that the size of the earthquake of 1674 was possibly between 6.0 < M < 6.8, assuming similar focal and seismotectonic conditions to those of the instrumentally measured earthquake of 2011. (Author) 34 refs.

  10. Kill the King and go to Murcia. The Justice’s Corruption in the Restoration of Spain

    Pedro María EGEA BRUNO


    Full Text Available The judiciary was vital for the support of the order imposed by the Bourbon Restoration, the maintenance in the power of an oligarchy of agrarian base placed on the despotism. Its corruption allowed to attend on the bases of such a system, favour the equal ones, pay loyalties or get rid of enemies. The institution of the jury provided those purposes. Murcia was one of the best examples on the basis of the proven mediation of Juan de la Cierva.

  11. Babosas terrestres (Mollusca, Gastropoda de la Región de Murcia (SE España

    Borredà, V.


    Full Text Available Terrestrial slugs (Mollusca, Gastropoda from Murcia (SE Spain This study examines the few citations about terrestrial slugs from Murcia (SE Spain and adds data from our own surveys. We provide a systematic checklist of the species of terrestrial slugs known from Murcia (SE Spain and comment on the most significant species: Deroceras nitidum, Arion gilvus and A. lusitanicus s. l.

  12. Influencia del uso del suelo en su calidad ambiental en medio semiárido (Murcia SE España Soil environmental quality related to different soil uses in a semiarid zone (Murcia SE Spain

    J. A. Hernández


    Full Text Available La agricultura intensiva y las activida­des mineras se encuentran entre las prin­cipales fuentes de contaminación del sue-lo ocasionando con frecuencia la acumu­lación en el mismo de sales solubles, nu­trientes, metales pesados, etc., con la con­siguiente pérdida de calidad del mismo. Este trabajo plantea conocer la situación de los suelos de un área de Murcia (SE España bajo diferentes usos y parcial­mente afectada por residuos mineros. Los resultados apuntan a que los usos conside­rados, provocan una disminución de cali­dad del suelo. Así, hay una mayor presen­cia de sales solubles (Conductividad Eléc­trica: 3,3-1,9 dS m-1, NO3 (126,5-51,1 mg kg-1 y P asimilable (29,6-2,4 mg kg-1 en los suelos cultivados frente a los no cultivados. Además, gran parte de las muestras presentan niveles de metales pe­sados que superan, ampliamente en oca­siones, los valores de referencia maneja­dos habitualmente: Cd: 10,2 mg kg-1; Cu: 85,2 mg kg-1; Mn: 2307,8 mg kg-1; Pb: 6793,0 mg kg-1; Zn: 4610,0 mg kg-1Intensive agriculture and mining activi­ties are among the soil uses that cause soil contamination because of the accumula­tion of soluble salts, nutrients, heavy met­als, etc. and consequently a loss of soil quality. This study set out to assess the condition of some cultivated and unculti­vated soils in an area of Murcia (SE Spain, known to be partially affected by mine acid materials. The results confirm that the cited activities have lead to a loss of soil quality, limiting their future use. Higher soluble salt (Electrolytic Conduc­tivity: 3,3-1,9 dS m-1, NO3 (126,5-51,1 mg kg-1 and available P (29,6-2,4 mg kg­1 concentrations were measured in the cultivated soils. In addition, many of the soil samples studied presented high levels of heavy metals which exceeded the val­ues usually taken as reference values: Cd: 10,2 mg kg-1; Cu: 85,2 mg kg-1; Mn: 2307,8 mg kg-1; Pb: 6793,0 mg kg-1 and Zn: 4610,0 mg kg-1 .

  13. The beach placer iron deposit of Portman Bay, Murcia, SE Spain: the result of 33 years of tailings disposal (1957-1990) to the Mediterranean seaside

    Manteca, José Ignacio; López García, José Ángel; Oyarzun, Roberto; Carmona, Carlos


    Between 1957 and 1990, the Peñarroya Mining and Metallurgical Company (SMMPE) disposed about 60 million tonnes of tailings materials directly to the Mediterranean Sea. A substantial part of it (12.5 Mt) was dragged back by the sea currents progressively infilling the Portman Bay (Murcia, SE Spain), thus making the shoreline advance between 500 and 600 m seaward. The Roberto froth flotation plant processed mineral from manto-type deposits belonging to the Sierra de Cartagena-La Unión lead-zinc district. One of the mineral assemblages present in these deposits comprises greenalite, magnetite, sulfides, carbonates, and silica. Despite that magnetite recovery was undertaken by SMMPE between 1959 and 1967, we estimate that magnetite contained in the tailings hosts a substantial resource that could be as large as 2.3 Mt of iron ore. The ore contains magnetite ± hematite ± siderite. Tidal waves and sea currents led to gravimetric classification of the tailings material, with concentration of the dense iron oxides in the sandy fractions, eventually forming a coastal placer iron deposit. A major problem for magnetic separation is the intimate intergrowth between magnetite, hematite, and siderite. Besides, the sands contain large concentrations of Pb (0.27 %), Zn (0.72 %), and As (559 ppm).

  14. International Workshop on Membrane Biotechnology and Membrane Biomaterials (4th) Held in La Manga, Murcia, Spain on 29 May-2 June 1991.


    Cultura, Educaci6n y Turismo , Comunidad Aut6noma de la Regi6n de Murcia DIRECCION GENERAL DE INVESTIGztCION CIENTIFICA Y TECNICA, Ministerio de Educaci6n y...INTERNATIONAL UNION OF PURE AND APPLIED BIOPHYSICS (TUPAB) We also acknowledge the collaboration of: Universidad de Murcia Direcci6n General de Turismo ...Consejeria de Cultura, Educaci6n y Turismo de la Comunidad Aut6noma de la Regi6n de Murcia Obra Social y Cultural de la Caja de Ahorros del Mediterr

  15. Geo-environmetal characterization of dry riverbeds affected by mine tailings in the Mazarrón district, Murcia (Spain)

    Martín-Crespo, Tomás.; Gómez-Ortiz, David; Martínez-Pagán, Pedro; Martín-Velázquez, Silvia; de Ignacio, Cristina; Lillo, Javier; Faz, Angel


    Mine tailings constitute an environmental issue of public concern because they represent accumulations and emission sources of heavy metals and acid mine drainage by sulphide oxidation. In this work, two geophysical methods, electrical resistivity tomography (ERT) and ground-penetrating radar (GPR), as well as mineralogical and geochemical techniques have been used in order to obtain a geo-environmental characterization of two dry riverbeds in a mining district. The abandoned San Cristóbal and Los Perules mining group (Mazarrón, Murcia) has generated a huge amount of sludge from the Ag, Pb and Zn extraction operations. These tailings were piled up in ponds or directly dumped to the San Cristóbal dry riverbed located at the mining site, and Las Moreras dry riverbed, where San Cristóbal flows into a few meters downstream. Furthermore, Las Moreras watercourse flows into the Mediterranean Sea five kilometres downstream. Samples from two boreholes have been analyzed in order to obtain thickness, mineralogical and chemical composition of tailings and watercourse sedimentary materials affected by them. San Cristóbal sampling point shows a thickness of 3,5 m of mine tailings, 2 m of sedimentary materials, and the in situ volcanic rocks to 5,5 m depth. Las Moreras site shows a thickness of 2 m of a mine tailings deposit, 4 m of sedimentary materials, and the in situ metamorphic rocks 6 m depth. In both sites, significant amounts of pyrite (15-20 wt %), sphalerite (10-15 wt %) and galena (5-10 wt %) have been determined, and secondary oxides (hematite) and sulphates (gypsum, jarosite) minerals have been also identified. Ag, As, Cd, Co, Cu, Sb, V, Pb and Zn contents are also significant in all studied samples from tailings samples, and acid mine drainage has been clearly detected affecting the San Cristóbal dry riverbed. Regarding the alluvial materials from the riverbeds, pyrite, sphalerite and galena have been only identified in the San Cristóbal sampling point

  16. Prevalence of Mental Disorders in the South-East of Spain, One of the European Regions Most Affected by the Economic Crisis: The Cross-Sectional PEGASUS-Murcia Project

    Navarro-Mateu, Fernando; Tormo, Mª José; Salmerón, Diego; Vilagut, Gemma; Navarro, Carmen; Ruíz-Merino, Guadalupe; Escámez, Teresa; Júdez, Javier; Martínez, Salvador; Kessler, Ron C.; Alonso, Jordi


    Background To describe the lifetime and 12-month prevalence, severity and age of onset distribution of DSM-IV (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders) disorders and to explore the association between socio-demographic variables and economic stressors with mental disorders during the economic crisis in the general population of Murcia (Spain). Methods and Findings The PEGASUS-Murcia Project is a cross-sectional face-to-face interview survey of a representative sample of non-institutionalized adults in Murcia administered between June 2010 and May 2012. DSM-IV disorders were assessed by the Composite International Diagnostic Interview (CIDI 3.0). Main outcome measures were lifetime and 12-month prevalence of Anxiety, Mood, Impulse and Substance Disorders, Severity and Age of Onset. Sociodemographic variables and stressful economic life events during the preceding 12 months were entered as independent variables in a logistic regression analysis. A total of 2,621 participants (67.4% response rate) were interviewed, 54.5% female, mean age 48.6 years. Twelve-month prevalence (95%CI) of disorders: anxiety 9.7% (7.6–12.2), mood 6.6% (5.5–8.1), impulse 0.3% (0.1–1.2) and substance use 1.0% (0.4–2.4) disorders. Lifetime prevalence: anxiety 15.0% (12.3–18.1), mood 15.6% (13.5–18.1), impulse 2.4% (1.4–4.0) and substance use 8.3% (6.2–11.0) disorders. Severity among 12-month cases: serious 29.2% (20.8–39.4), moderate 35.6% (24.0–49.1) and mild severity 35.2% (29.5–41.5). Women were 3.7 and 2.5 times more likely than men to suffer 12-month anxiety and mood disorders, respectively. Substance use was more frequent among men. Younger age and lower income were associated with higher prevalence. Respondents exposed to multiple and recent economic stressors had the highest risk of anxiety disorders. Conclusions Mental disorders in the adult population of Murcia during the economic crisis were more prevalent and serious than those in previous

  17. Enfermedad neumocócica invasiva en niños de la Región de Murcia Invasive pneumococcal disease in children in the region of Murcia, Spain

    M.I. Espín


    Full Text Available Objetivo: La disponibilidad de una vacuna neumocócica conjugada plantea la necesidad de conocer la incidencia y características de la enfermedad neumocócica invasiva en niños de la Región de Murcia, con la finalidad de obtener información que pueda ser de utilidad para establecer adecuadamente las indicaciones de vacunación. Métodos: Se ha realizado una búsqueda retrospectiva de casos de enfermedad invasiva por Streptococcus pneumoniae en menores de 15 años de edad atendidos en hospitales de la Región de Murcia durante el período 1991-2000. Las fuentes de datos utilizadas han sido las bases de datos de los Servicios de Microbiología, el Conjunto Mínimo de Datos Básicos, registro de altas pediátricas y Registro EDO. Resultados: La tasa de incidencia para el período 1996-2000 fue, para los menores de 1 año, de 18,25 por 10(5 personas-año en el caso de enfermedad invasiva (10,6 para meningitis; para los menores de 2 años, de 13,6 para enfermedad invasiva (6 para meningitis; para menores de 5 años, de 8,9 (1,35 para meningitis, y para los menores de 15 años, de 3,7 (1,3 para meningitis. El 28% de los casos presentaba factores de riesgo. Las complicaciones alcanzaron el 35,2% y las secuelas el 5%. La letalidad fue del 11,8%. Los serogrupos prevalentes fueron el 19, el 6, el 18, el 5, el 14 y el 23. Conclusiones: El alto porcentaje de casos con factores de riesgo de enfermedad neumocócica invasiva aconseja la implantación de programas de vacunación dirigidos a todos los niños con factores de riesgo. La incidencia de enfermedad neumocócica invasiva encontrada en la Región de Murcia difiere de la de otras zonas geográficas; sin embargo, la incidencia de meningitis es similar a la de otros estudios. La gravedad de la enfermedad justifica la realización de estudios coste-efectividad para valorar la posible incorporación de la vacuna en el calendario vacunal.Objective: Because of the availability of a conjugate pneumococcal

  18. Actividad física deportiva en una muestra representativa de la población de la Región de Murcia Physical sports activity in a representative sample of the population of Región de Murcia, Spain

    M.T. Martínez-Ros


    the region of Murcia, Spain, and to analyze its association with major demographic and socioeconomic determinants and other cardiovascular risk factors. Methods: Survey of a representative sample of the population aged between 18 and 65 years from Murcia was performed using multistage random sampling with definition of the sample quotas. A total of 3091 individuals were surveyed. The frequency and duration of intense physical sports activity during the two weeks prior to the survey was obtained using a validated questionnaire. Information was also collected on socioeconomic variables, smoking, blood pressure, weight and height and a blood test was performed to determine plasma lipids. Intense or vigorous physical activity (≥ 6 Metabolic Equivalents [MET] was measured in kcal/day and reduced to hours/week to give three categories: no vigorous physical activity, less than 2 hours/week, and 2 hours/week or more. Results: Overall, 17.8% (95% CI: 16.6-19.0 of the adult population of the region of Murcia performed intense physical activity for ≥ 2 hours/week. The figures were twice as high in men (23.1%; 95% CI: 21.0-25.2 than in women (12.5%; 95% CI: 10.9-14.1. In the logistic regression analysis, a higher frequency of intense physical activity was associated with age, level of education and employment situation. In men it was also associated with occupation and residence in urban areas. Conclusions: During the study period, one in five adults in the region of Murcia took intense physical sports activity with a frequency and duration that were compatible with the prevention of episodes of coronary ischemia.

  19. [The epidemiology of pharmacologically treated attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in the Region of Murcia, Spain: Differences by gender, age and location of residence].

    Sánchez Martínez, Diego Pablo; Guillén Pérez, José Jesús


    Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is the most frequent disorder in childhood and adolescence, and is seen as a public health problem. The recommended treatment includes pharmacological and psychosocial treatment. The aim of this work was to study the changes in the prescribing of the medicines used in ADHD treatment in the Region of Murcia, as well as their socio-demographic variability. A retrospective observational study was conducted using the dispensing of medicines for ADHD treatment by means of prescription in the Region of Murcia from 2010 to 2014. The consumption rates were determined as defined daily doses (DDD) per thousand inhabitants/day (DHD), stratified by gender and age. The reasons for prevalence of treatment by gender were also determined by comparing male and female consumption rates. The consumption of medicines for ADHD treatment had almost doubled in the period studied, from 5.58 DHD and 3.39 DHD in 2010 to 9.34 DHD and 6.71 DHD in 2014, for the age range of 10-14 and 15-19, respectively. Boys from 10-14 showed the highest consumption rates, showing a high geographical variability with less consumption in rural areas. The results showed a large increase in the use of medicines for ADHD treatment in the Region of Murcia, although the consumption rates are still lower than in other Autonomous Communities or neighbouring countries. A wide geographical variability was found, with a higher consumption in adolescents from urban areas. Copyright © 2017. Publicado por Elsevier España, S.L.U.

  20. Influence of the sponge Cliothosa hancocki on the european flat oyster bed (Ostrea edulis) in the Mar Menor (Murcia, Se Spain)

    Rosique, M. J.; Rocamora, J. [Instituto Espanol de Oceanografia C.O., de Murcia- apdo, Murcia (Spain); Cano, J. [C.O. de La Coruna- apdo, La Coruna (Spain)


    In the flat oyster bed in the coastal lagoon of the Mar Menor, (Murcia) the presence of the borer sponge Cliothosa hancocki has been detected. The reason why the flat oyster of this lagoon, and in particular its valves, are becoming the main host to this species could be due to the bottom is almost totally (85%) covered by silt, this borer species, which lives on substrates made up of calcium carbonate, has no choice but to settle on the valves of these molluscs.

  1. Geophysical Research in the Ganuelas-Mazarron Tertiary Basin (Murcia, Spain), as a Natural Analogue of CO{sub 2} Storage and Leakage; Estudio Geofisico del Analogo Natural de Almacenamiento y Escape de CO{sub 2} de la Cuenca Terciaria de Ganuelas-Mazarron (Murcia, Espana)

    Rodrigo-Naharro, J.; Aracil, E.; Perez del Villar, L.


    In order to determine the depth, morphology and extent of the CO{sub 2}-enriched deep saline aquifer in the Ganuelas-Mazarron Tertiary basin (Murcia, Spain), it was necessary reprocessing the vertical electrical soundings performed by IGME-ADARO in the eighties and to perform several geophysical campaigns by means of electrical tomography, time domain electromagnetic surveys and gravimetry. Densities of the outcropping lithologies in the studied basin were also determined in order to refine the model obtained from gravimetric data. The geophysical results, particularly from gravimetric data, seem to indicate that the CO{sub 2}-enriched deep saline aquifer, located in the contact or within the carbonate materials of the Nevado-Filabride Complex, could reach a depth greater than 800 m. For this reason, the possibility that this CO{sub 2} is in supercritical state in certain areas of the aquifer, is not discardable. Thus, the studied basin would be an excellent natural analogue of a CO{sub 2}-deep geological storage in a deep saline aquifer in volcanic and/or carbonate rocks, anthropogenically perturbed by geothermal exploration wells (La Ermita de El Saladillo and El Alto de El Reventon) and hydrogeological wells for agricultural purposes. (Author)

  2. [Prevalence of underweight, overweight and obesity, energy intake and dietary caloric profile in university students from the region of Murcia (Spain)].

    Cutillas, Ana Belén; Herrero, Ester; de San Eustaquio, Alba; Zamora, Salvador; Pérez-Llamas, Francisca


    Introducción: Los estudiantes universitarios constituyen un sector de la población potencialmente vulnerable en relación con su estado nutricional. Objetivos: Evaluar la ingesta energética, el perfil calórico de la dieta y la prevalencia de peso insuficiente, sobrepeso y obesidad en estudiantes universitarios. Métodos: El estudio se realizó en 223 estudiantes (53% mujeres) de la Universidad de Murcia (España), edad media 21,4 ± 2,7 años. El consumo de alimentos se estimó mediante registro dietético continuado de 7 días, previamente validado, la ingesta de energía y macronutrientes mediante el software “GRUNUMUR 2.0” y la actividad física por un cuestionario. A partir de las medidas del peso y la altura se calculó el índice de masa corporal [peso (kg)/altura (m)(2)]. Resultados y discusión: El consumo medio de energía fue inferior a las recomendaciones. El perfil calórico de la dieta fue excesivo en proteínas y lípidos, y deficitario en carbohidratos. La prevalencia de sobrepeso fue 9,3% en mujeres y 24,2% en hombres. El 10,2% de las mujeres presentaron peso insuficiente y el 1,1% de los hombres. Sólo el 35,4% del colectivo manifestó realizar actividad física de forma habitual (3-4 horas/semana). Se encontraron correlaciones significativas entre edad y porcentajes de energía procedentes de carbohidratos (negativa) y lípidos (positiva), indicando que los estudiantes de más edad (adultos jóvenes) consumieron dietas más desequilibras que los más jóvenes (adolescentes). Conclusiones: Los estudiantes de la Universidad de Murcia presentan características muy similares a las descritas en otros colectivos universitarios de España y otros países occidentales, bajos consumos de energía, desequilibrios en el perfilcalórico de la dieta y altos porcentajes de sobrepeso. El sedentarismo y el desequilibrio calórico podrían ser los factores determinantes del exceso de peso observado. La edad es una variable significativa en el

  3. Beyond the Thader valley: settlement patterns and territorial dynamics in southern Murcia (Spain between the 5th BC and the 2nd century AC

    Leticia López-Mondéjar


    Full Text Available This paper explores the settlement patterns in the Iberian southeast, in particular in the valleys of the Quípar and the Guadalentín rivers, during the 5th BC-2nd century AC. It presents for the first time a global, diachronic and comparative analysis of the Iron Age and Roman sites in the southern area of Murcia, approaching the territorial dynamics which defined its transformation during those centuries. All the archaeological information of these territories (202 sites has been compiled, reviewed and analysed through a Geographic Information System, along with those data relative to the spatial context of the sites (roads, lands and natural resources, traditional and historic environmental exploitation, etc.. On the one hand, these data allow us to outline the evolution of this area from a long-term perspective which the regional studies lack; on the other hand, they contribute to insert this southern area within the processes defined in the nearby territories during these centuries, such as Alicante and Andalucía.

  4. La Comisión Provincial de Monumentos de Murcia : precedentes y actuaciones (1835-1865

    Joaquín Martínez Pino


    Full Text Available Recoge este artículo la labor desarrollada por la Comisión Provincial de Monumentos de Murcia desde su creación en 1844 hasta su reorganización en 1865. Procura este estudio también plasmar las actividades llevadas a cabo por la Comisión Científico Artística de Murcia, como organismo precedente de las Comisiones de Monumentos.This article puts forward the work developed by the Provincial Commission on Monuments of Murcia (Spain since it was created in 1844 until its reorganization in 1865. This research also tries to capture the activities carried out by the Scientific Artistic Commission of Murcia (Spain, as the predecessor of the Commission on Monuments.

  5. Heat waves, intense droughts and desertification. summer 1994 in Southeast of Spain; Olas de calor, sequias intensas y desertificacion, durante el verano 1994 en el Sureste espanol (Murcia)

    Avila, F.


    The South-East of spain, which has semiarid climate, is one of the hottest and dries areas in Europe. This region is specialized in irrigated agricultures and citrus fruits (lemons). the drought can last a long period, sometimes two or three years. The lack of water is becoming the biggest problem, especially since the development of irrigated cultures. Drought and heat waves are the major climatic risks and they cause most of the economic losses in agricultural activity. 1994 summer was exceptional in this region of Spain: heat waves and drought. A major disaster that revealed a crisis that began many years ago. The need of water is growing while the volume of available water tends to go down. 1994 summer and its disasters (fire, burnt crops by heat) generated social and politic tensions. Desertification is threatening the region. This situation is not new the drought is a normal phenomenon in a semiarid area, but the accumulation of drought, aridity and human actions worsening desertification. After 1994, new droughts and heat waves increased the lack of water because agriculture needs more and more water. Nonetheless this cultural method is compacting soil by the reduction of organic matter and by the heavy falls of rain. No solution has been found yet, they have to find new resources of water or change agricultural irrigation methods to save water and build up a sustainable development of this semiarid area. (Author) 12 refs.

  6. Los problemas de las bibliotecas escolares en la Región de Murcia en un contexto de crisis del sistema educativo

    José A. Gómez Hernández


    Full Text Available Survey of school libraries of Región de Murcia, Spain, in 2001. Results show the lack of services, facilities, collections and management of this institutions. It’s an important problem for their educational roles

  7. Normas poblacionales de referencia de la versión española del SF-12V2 para la Región de Murcia Population based norms of the Spanish version of the SF-12V2 for Murcia (Spain

    Olga Monteagudo Piqueras


    Full Text Available Objetivo: Los cuestionarios de salud percibida proporcionan información sobre resultados de salud. La valoración de su impacto requiere disponer de valores de referencia. En la población española, los estudios previos los han proporcionado para el SF-12v1. El objetivo fue obtener, para la versión española del SF-12v2, las normas poblacionales de referencia de la Región de Murcia. Métodos: Estudio transversal con encuesta telefónica a 3.486 personas no institucionalizadas de 18 años o más de edad, de la Región de Murcia. Se calcularon medidas de tendencia central, dispersión y percentiles de las dimensiones, y componentes sumario físico y mental (CSF y CSM del SF-12v2. Para la evaluación de constructo se compararon diferencias de medias en grupos conocidos (prueba t de Student o ANOVA. Resultados: Participaron en el estudio 3.381 sujetos. El 50,5% eran hombres, con una media de 43,6 años de edad, y de 46,0 en las mujeres. El CSF medio fue 48,6 (±10,6 y el CSM fue 53,6 (±10,7, y estas puntuaciones fueron superiores (mejores en los hombres, los grupos de edad más joven, las personas con estudios superiores y aquellas sin ninguna condición médica crónica (p=0,000. Los hombres presentaron mejores puntuaciones que las mujeres en la mayoría de las dimensiones y componentes sumario. La dimensión peor valorada por hombres y mujeres fue la salud general y el CSF. Conclusiones: Estos resultados, aunque deben considerarse como normas poblacionales de referencia de la versión española del SF-12v2 para la Región de Murcia, pueden ser utilizados por poblaciones similares a la hora de establecer objetivos de salud.Objective: Questionnaires on perceived health provide information on health results. Reference values are needed to assess these results. Previous studies have provided Spanish population-based norms for the SF-12v1. The aim of this study was to obtain the population-based norms for the Spanish version of the SF-12v2 for

  8. Bird communities as indicators of the impact of changes in agriculture in the Mar Menor catchment area (Murcia, SE Spain); Las comunidades de aves como indicadoras del impacto de las transformaciones agricolas en la cuenca vertiente al Mar Menor (Murcia, SE Espana)

    Farinos, P.; Robledano, F.; Jimenez, M. V.; Zapata Perez, V. M.


    Mediterranean coastal landscapes have suffered significant changes along the last decades due to agricultural intensification and tourism, that have altered the hydrological regime of wetland, as ha occurred in the Mar Menor (Southeast Spain). Such alterations and the consequent changes in nutrient flows are threatening the conservation of these wetlands. We analyze the effects of these ecosystems changes on the bird assemblages, focusing on two especially sensitive communities: water birds and steppe passerines. (Author) 2 refs.

  9. Current Travertines Precipitation from CO{sub 2}-rich Groundwaters as an alert of CO{sub 2} Leakages from a Natural CO{sub 2} Storage at Ganuelas-Mazarron Tertiary Basin (Murcia, Spain)

    Rodrigo-Naharro, J.; Delgado, A.; Herrero, M. J.; Granados, A.; Perez del Villar, L.


    Carbon capture and storage technologies (CCS) represent the most suitable solutions related to the high anthropogenic CO{sub 2} emissions to the atmosphere. As a consequence, monitoring of the possible CO{sub 2} leakages from an artificial deep geological CO{sub 2} storage (DGS) is indispensable to guarantee its safety. Fast surficial travertine precipitation related to these CO{sub 2} leakages can be used as an alert for these escapes. Since few studies exist focusing on the long-term behaviour of an artificial CO{sub 2} DGS, natural CO{sub 2} storage affected by natural or artificial escapes must be studied as natural analogues for predicting the long-term behaviour of an artificial CO{sub 2} storage. In this context, a natural CO{sub 2} reservoir affected by artificial CO{sub 2} escapes has been studied in this work. This study has mainly focused on the current travertines precipitation associated with the upwelling CO{sub 2}-rich waters from several hydrogeological wells drilled in the Ganuelas-Mazarron Tertiary basin (SE Spain), and consists of a comprehensive characterisation of parent-waters and their associated carbonates, including elemental and isotopic geochemistry, mineralogy and petrography. Geochemical characterisation of groundwaters has led to recognise 4 hydrofacies from 3 different aquifers. These groundwaters have very high salinity and electrical conductivity; are slightly acid; present high dissolved inorganic carbon (DIC) and free CO{sub 2}; are oversaturated in both aragonite and calcite; and dissolve, mobilize and transport low quantities of heavy and/or toxic elements. Isotopic values indicate that: i) the origin of parent-waters is related to rainfalls from clouds originated in the Mediterranean Sea or continental areas; ii) the origin of C is mainly inorganic; and iii) sulphate anions come mainly from the dissolution of the Messinian gypsum from the Tertiary Basin sediments. Current travertines precipitation seems to be controlled by a

  10. Selección del patrón Pollizo de Murcia a partir de una población de semilla

    Moreno Sánchez, María Ángeles


    Pollizo de Murcia is a slow growing plum, of widely used as rootstock for peach, apricot and plum, in the region of Murcia (Spain). A clonal selection was carried out at the Estación Experimental de Aula Dei from a population prospected in the original region, but the rooting ability of hardwood cuttings was poor. The most interesting clones were used to create a new population by free polinization. The variability obtained has allowed the selection of several clones with good aptitude to ...

  11. Epidemiology and genetics of common mental disorders in the general population: the PEGASUS-Murcia project

    Navarro-Mateu, Fernando; Tormo, MJ; Vilagut, G; Alonso, J; Ruíz-Merino, G; Escámez, T; Salmerón, D; Júdez, J; Martínez, S; Navarro, C


    Background Multidisciplinary collaboration between clinicians, epidemiologists, neurogeneticists and statisticians on research projects has been encouraged to improve our knowledge of the complex mechanisms underlying the aetiology and burden of mental disorders. The PEGASUS-Murcia (Psychiatric Enquiry to General Population in Southeast Spain-Murcia) project was designed to assess the prevalence of common mental disorders and to identify the risk and protective factors, and it also included the collection of biological samples to study the gene–environmental interactions in the context of the World Mental Health Survey Initiative. Methods and analysis The PEGASUS-Murcia project is a new cross-sectional face-to-face interview survey based on a representative sample of non-institutionalised adults in the Region of Murcia (Mediterranean Southeast, Spain). Trained lay interviewers used the latest version of the computer-assisted personal interview of the Composite International Diagnostic Interview (CIDI 3.0) for use in Spain, specifically adapted for the project. Two biological samples of buccal mucosal epithelium will be collected from each interviewed participant, one for DNA extraction for genomic and epigenomic analyses and the other to obtain mRNA for gene expression quantification. Several quality control procedures will be implemented to assure the highest reliability and validity of the data. This article describes the rationale, sampling methods and questionnaire content as well as the laboratory methodology. Ethics and dissemination Informed consent will be obtained from all participants and a Regional Ethics Research Committee has approved the protocol. Results will be disseminated in peer-reviewed publications and presented at the national and the international conferences. Discussion Cross-sectional studies, which combine detailed personal information with biological data, offer new and exciting opportunities to study the gene

  12. Gordos (2009: la obesidad en el cine y su utilización en la docencia

    María Teresa ICART ISERN


    Full Text Available Este trabajo analiza las características de los seis personajes obesos que protagonizan Gordos (2009 de Daniel Sánchez Arévalo. Se trata de una obra coral que gira alrededor de un grupo de terapia y cuyo objetivo más importante es que los participantes comprendan los sentimientos y emociones que esconden bajo su obesidad. En primer lugar se repasa la prevalencia de esta enfermedad crónica, compleja y multifactorial que ha sido considerada por la OMS como una epidemia del siglo XXI. A continuación se comentan los rasgos más importantes de los protagonistas así como su evolución en el guión cinematográfico. Posteriormente se resumen los factores determinantes, la clínica y los tratamientos de los personajes. Luego se detallan aspectos relacionados al rodaje de Gordos. Finalmente se indican algunas de las posibles aplicaciones de la película en la docencia de los profesionales de la salud y otros colectivos.

  13. El teatro comercial en Murcia durante el siglo XVII

    Sánchez Martínez, Rafael Ángel


    La Tesis Doctoral es un estudio de todos los aspectos relacionados con el teatro comercial en la ciudad de Murcia desde finales del siglo XVI hasta el siglo XVIII. En ella se aportan datos sobre los corrales de comedias, actores y compañías de teatro en época aurisecular, además de hacer un recorrido por la festividad del Corpus Christi en Murcia. El primer espacio escénico que existió en Murcia en los albores del barroco fue uno de los patios del Hospital de Nuestra Señora de Gracia y Buen S...

  14. Nuevo urbanismo en la ciudad de Murcia

    Mercedes Millán Escriche


    Full Text Available El Nuevo Urbanismo se manifi esta hoy como respuesta a una exagerada expansión urbana cuyas consecuencias minimizan los benefi cios que reciben los ciudadanos en aquellas poblaciones en las que, entre otras cuestiones, prima un diseño que favorece el acceso peatonal, en pocos minutos, a las instalaciones sociales y económicas de proximidad. La ciudad de Murcia participa del crecimiento experimentado por otras urbes de nuestro país, y el objetivo de este trabajo es analizar si el modelo que está adoptando y el ritmo que acompaña su desarrollo se ajusta a las pautas del llamado Nuevo Urbanismo.

  15. Sperm counts may have declined in young university students in Southern Spain

    Mendiola, Jaime; Jørgensen, Niels; Mínguez-Alarcón, Lidia


    Several studies have investigated temporal trends in semen quality in Northern Europe, but none has examined this question in Southern Europe. A prior study conducted in Almeria Province (Southern Spain) reported higher sperm count and concentration among Spanish young men recruited from 2001...... Region between 2010 and 2011. The 273 men from the Almeria study previously studied were included in a trend analysis of the two populations from Southern Spain. Descriptive statistics were calculated for the Murcia study population and these and semen variables for the Murcia and Almeria study...

  16. The radio relics and halo of El Gordo, a massive z = 0.870 cluster merger

    Lindner, Robert R.; Baker, Andrew J.; Hughes, John P. [Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, 136 Frelinghuysen Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854-8019 (United States); Battaglia, Nick [McWilliams Center for Cosmology, Wean Hall, Carnegie Mellon University, 5000 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15213 (United States); Gupta, Neeraj [ASTRON, the Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy, Postbus 2, 7990 AA Dwingeloo (Netherlands); Knowles, Kenda; Moodley, Kavilan [Astrophysics and Cosmology Research Unit, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban 4041 (South Africa); Marriage, Tobias A. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Johns Hopkins University, 3400 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21218-2686 (United States); Menanteau, Felipe [National Center for Supercomputing Applications, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1205 W. Clark St., Urbana, IL 61801 (United States); Reese, Erik D. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Pennsylvania, 209 South 33rd St., Philadelphia, PA 19104 (United States); Srianand, Raghunathan, E-mail: [IUCAA, Ganeshkhind, Pune 411007 (India)


    We present 610 MHz and 2.1 GHz imaging of the massive Sunyaev-Zel'dovich Effect selected z = 0.870 cluster merger ACT-CL J0102–4915 ({sup E}l Gordo{sup )}, obtained with the Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope and the Australia Telescope Compact Array (ATCA), respectively. We detect two complexes of radio relics separated by 3.'4 (1.6 Mpc) along the system's northwest-to-southeast collision axis that have high integrated polarization fractions (33%) and steep spectral indices (α between 1 and 2; S {sub ν}∝ν{sup –α}), consistent with creation via Fermi acceleration by shocks in the intracluster medium triggered by the cluster collision. From the spectral index of the relics, we compute a Mach number M=2.5{sub −0.3}{sup +0.7} and shock speed of 2500{sub −300}{sup +400} km s{sup −1}. With our wide-bandwidth, full-polarization ATCA data, we compute the Faraday depth φ across the northwest relic and find a range of values spanning Δφ = 30 rad m{sup –2}, with a mean value of (φ) = 11 rad m{sup –2} and standard deviation σ{sub φ} = 6 rad m{sup –2}. With the integrated line-of-sight gas density derived from new Chandra X-ray observations, our Faraday depth measurement implies B {sub ∥} ∼ 0.01 μG in the cluster outskirts. The extremely narrow shock widths in the relics (d {sub shock} ≤ 23 kpc), caused by the short synchrotron cooling timescale of relativistic electrons at z = 0.870, prevent us from placing a meaningful constraint on the magnetic field strength B using cooling time arguments. In addition to the relics, we detect a large (r {sub H} ≅ 1.1 Mpc radius), powerful (log (L {sub 1.4}/W Hz{sup –1}) = 25.66 ± 0.12) radio halo with a shape similar to El Gordo's 'bullet'-like X-ray morphology. The spatially resolved spectral-index map of the halo shows the synchrotron spectrum is flattest near the relics, along the system's collision axis, and in regions of high T {sub gas}, all locations associated

  17. The Radio Relics and Halo of El Gordo, a Massive $z=0.870$ Cluster Merger

    Lindner, Robert R; Hughes, John P; Battaglia, Nick; Gupta, Neeraj; Knowles, Kenda; Marriage, Tobias A; Menanteau, Felipe; Moodley, Kavilan; Reese, Erik D; Srianand, Raghunathan


    We present 610 MHz and 2.1 GHz imaging of the massive SZE-selected z=0.870 cluster merger ACT-CL J0102-4915 (El Gordo), obtained with the GMRT and the ATCA, respectively. We detect two complexes of radio relics separated by 3.4' (1.6 Mpc) along the system's NW-to-SE collision axis that have high integrated polarizations (33%) and steep spectral indices, consistent with creation via Fermi acceleration by shocks in the ICM. From the spectral index of the relics, we compute a Mach number of 2.55 and shock speed of 4300^{+800}_{-500} km/s. With our ATCA data, we compute the Faraday rotation measure across the NW relic and find a mean value of 11 rad/m^2 and standard deviation of 6 rad/m^2. With the integrated line-of-sight gas density derived from new Chandra observations, our RM measurement implies B_parallel~0.01 \\mu G in the cluster outskirts. The extremely narrow shock widths in the relics (0.6. [abridged

  18. A Hydrodynamical Solution for the "Twin-Tailed" Colliding Galaxy Cluster "El Gordo"

    Molnar, Sandor M


    The distinctive cometary X-ray morphology of the recently discovered massive galaxy cluster "El Gordo" (ACT-CT J0102-4915; z=0.87) indicates that an unusually high-speed collision is ongoing between two massive galaxy clusters. A bright X-ray "bullet" leads a "twin-tailed" wake, with the SZ centroid at the end of the Northern tail. We show how the physical properties of this system can be determined using our FLASH-based, N-body/hydrodynamic model, constrained by detailed X-ray, Sunyaev-Zel'dovich (SZ), and Hubble lensing and dynamical data. The X-ray morphology and the location of the two Dark Matter components and the SZ peak are accurately described by a simple binary collision viewed about 480 million years after the first core passage. We derive an impact parameter of ~300 kpc, and a relative initial infall velocity of ~2250 km/sec when separated by the sum of the two virial radii assuming an initial total mass of 2.15x10^(15) Msun and a mass ratio of 1.9. Our model demonstrates that tidally stretched ga...

  19. Diversity and distribution of Halomonas in Rambla Salada, a hypersaline environment in the southeast of Spain

    Oueriaghli, N.; González-Domenech, C.M.; Martínez-Checa, F.; Muyzer, G.; Ventosa, A.; Quesada, E; Béjar, V.


    We have studied the diversity and distribution of Halomonas populations in the hypersaline habitat Rambla Salada (Murcia, southeastern Spain) by using different molecular techniques. Denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis (DGGE) using specific primers for the 16S rRNA gene of Halomonas followed by


    Zitrin, Adi [Zentrum fuer Astronomie, Institut fuer Theoretische Astrophysik, Universitaet Heidelberg, Philosophenweg 12, D-69120 Heidelberg (Germany); Menanteau, Felipe; Hughes, John P. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Rutgers University, 136 Frelinghuysen Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854 (United States); Coe, Dan [Space Telescope Science Institute, 3700 San Martin Drive, Baltimore, MD 21218 (United States); Barrientos, L. Felipe; Infante, Leopoldo [Departamento de Astronomia y Astrofisica, Facultad de Fisica, Pontificia Universidad Catolica, Casilla 306, Santiago 22 (Chile); Mandelbaum, Rachel, E-mail: [Department of Physics, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 (United States)


    We present the first strong-lensing (SL) analysis of the galaxy cluster ACT-CL J0102-4915 (El Gordo), in recent HST/ACS images, revealing a prominent strong lens at a redshift of z = 0.87. This finding adds to the already-established unique properties of El Gordo: it is the most massive, hot, X-ray luminous, and bright Sunyaev-Zeldovich effect cluster at z {approx}> 0.6, and the only {sup b}ullet{sup -}like merging cluster known at these redshifts. The lens consists of two merging massive clumps, where, for a source redshift of z{sub s} {approx} 2, each clump exhibits only a small, separate critical area, with a total area of 0.69 {+-} 0.11{open_square}' over the two clumps. For a higher source redshift, z{sub s} {approx} 4, the critical curves of the two clumps merge together into one bigger and very elongated lens (axis ratio {approx_equal} 5.5), enclosing an effective area of 1.44 {+-} 0.22{open_square}'. The critical curves continue expanding with increasing redshift so that for high-redshift sources (z{sub s} {approx}> 9) they enclose an area of {approx}1.91 {+-} 0.30{open_square}' (effective {theta}{sub e} {approx_equal} 46.''8 {+-} 3.''7) and a mass of 6.09 {+-} 1.04 Multiplication-Sign 10{sup 14} M{sub Sun }. According to our model, the area of high magnification ({mu} > 10) for such high-redshift sources is {approx_equal}1.2{open_square}', and the area with {mu} > 5 is {approx_equal}2.3{open_square}', making El Gordo a compelling target for studying the high-redshift universe. We obtain a strong lower limit on the total mass of El Gordo, {approx}> 1.7 Multiplication-Sign 10{sup 15} M{sub Sun} from the SL regime alone, suggesting a total mass of roughly M{sub 200} {approx} 2.3 Multiplication-Sign 10{sup 15} M{sub Sun }. Our results should be revisited when additional spectroscopic and HST imaging data are available.

  1. The Deserted Merced. Possesion and Duty of Properties in Maiz Gordo and Santa Barbara (Jujuy, Argentina, from 1850 to 1910

    Cecilia A. Fandos


    Full Text Available Based on the processes of constitution of public land in the 19th century in Argentina, this article is focused in the particular case of Maíz Gordo y Santa Bárbara (province of Jujuy, where a special phenomenon of the state control occured due to ignore the private rights of a land that was supposed to be deserted. We intend to investigate the different forms and evolution of property rights during this whole event, considering, on the one hand, the expropriated actors and the new owners, and on the other hand, the people who effectively populated them (tenants, ocuppants of fact, etc..

  2. A highly elongated prominent lens at z=0.87: first strong lensing analysis of El Gordo

    Zitrin, Adi; Hughes, John P; Coe, Dan; Barrientos, L Felipe; Infante, Leopoldo; Mandelbaum, Rachel


    We present the first strong-lensing (SL) analysis of the galaxy cluster ACT-CL J0102-4915 (El Gordo), in recent HST/ACS images, revealing a prominent strong lens at a redshift of $z=0.87$. This finding adds to the already-established unique properties of El Gordo: it is the most massive, hot, X-ray luminous, and bright Sunyaev-Zeldovich effect cluster at $z\\gtrsim0.6$, and the only `bullet'-like merging cluster known at these redshifts. The lens consists of two merging massive clumps, where for a source redshift of $z_{s}\\sim2$ each clump exhibits only a small, separate critical area, with a total area of $0.69\\pm0.11\\sq\\arcmin$ over the two clumps. For a higher source redshift, $z_{s}\\sim4$, the critical curves of the two clumps merge together into one bigger and very elongated lens (axis ratio $\\simeq5.5$), enclosing an effective area of $1.44\\pm0.22\\sq\\arcmin$. The critical curves continue expanding with increasing redshift so that for high-redshift sources ($z_{s}\\gtrsim9$) they enclose an area of $\\sim1....

  3. Effect of agricultural activity in the salt content in soils of Murcia: comparison with other land uses; Efecto de la actividad agricola en los contenidos de sales en suelos de Murcia: comparacion con otros usos de suelo

    Acosta Aviles, J. A.; Faz Cano, A.; Martinez-Martinez, S.


    Salinization is one of the main problems of soil degradation in arid and semiarid areas, causing a reduction of soil quality, declining yield and productivity, and even land abandonment. the aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of different land uses, particularly agricultural use in the salt content in soil. The study area is located in the surroundings of Murcia city (SE Spain), with an surface of 100 km{sup 2}, with high agricultural productivity. In order to determine salt content in soil, E. C. was measured in the 1:5 ratio. The results showed that the study area is saline, being the salinity higher when anthropogenic activity is more severe. Agricultural lands present the widest range of data, probably due to the application of poor quality irrigation water, fertilizers and livestock waste. (Author) 9 refs.

  4. Estudiantes universitarios y juego patológico. Un estudio empírico en la Universidad de Murcia / University students and pathological gambling. A empirical research in the University of Murcia

    Mª Ángeles Jiménez Tallón


    Full Text Available This study investigated the presence of pathological gambling characteristics in a sample of university students. In total, 908 students from different faculties at the University of Murcia (Spain were assessed by answering the South Oaks Gambling Screen (SOGS. The results showed that 4.18% were probable pathological gamblers, 6.39% were at risk of pathological gambling, 49.5% could gamble without such risk, and 39.91% stated they never gambled. There were more male than female pathological gamblers and the male gamblers played more kinds of games than female gamblers. Male gamblers also spent more money on gambling per day than women and experienced more criticism for doing so than women.

  5. The 2011 Lorca earthquake in the context of seismic hazard and risk in Murcia; El terremoto de Lorca (2011) en el contexto de la peligrosidad y el riesgo sismico en Murcia

    Belin Oterino, B.; Rivas Medina, A.; Gaspar-Escribano, J. M.; Murphy, P.


    An analysis of the different aspects related to the May 11th, 2011 Lorca earthquake is presented, covering recorded ground motions, damage observed in different building typologies, and contrasting these observations with previous results on seismic hazard and seismic risk obtained in the province of Murcia. The essential question addressed in the analysis is whether observed ground motions and physical damage can be considered as expected or as anomalous in the frame of seismic risk in southeastern Spain. In this respect, a number of reflections are carried out and several learned lessons from the earthquake are extracted, which leads to the proposal of different recommendations for the future revision of the Spanish earthquake-resistant provisions, as well as for defining risk reduction measurements in the region. (Author) 25 refs.

  6. Energy Optimization in WWTP of Murcia Region; Optimizacion energetica en EDAR de la Region de Murcia

    Simon Andreu, P.; Lardin Mifsut, C.; Abellan Solar, M.


    One of the main functions of Entidad de Saneamiento y Depuracion de la Region de Murcia (ESAMUR), is the management and maintenance of public wastewater treatment plants (WWTP) in order to obtain good quality water in accordance with wastewater reuse regulations, and at the same time, enhance each process related to wastewater treatment plants (WWTP) in order to obtain good quality water in accordance with wastewater reuse regulations, and at the same time, enhance each process related to wastewater treatment. The energy costs are almost 35% of the global costs in WWTP and a reduction in these costs has been a priority for ESAMUR during the last few years. We know that good design of WWTP is fundamental to obtain suitable energy ratios, and we are changing much of the operational criteria, evaluating the minimum amount of oxygen required by bacteria, studying the best ways of transferring oxygen from the gas to liquid phases in order in order to minimize aeration requirements, reducing the pressure losses, consuming the minimum energy for supplying an amount of air, testing control systems to manage air consumption, changing blowers for others more efficient, and improving the process of anaerobic fermentation of sludge, increasing the production of biogas by means of co-digestion processes and pre-treatments for improving the hydrolysis step. (Author)

  7. An overview of translation in language teaching methods: implications for EFL in secondary education in the region of Murcia

    Teresa Marqués Aguado


    Full Text Available Various activities and resources have been used across time to promote and enhance the learning of foreign languages. Among these, translation has been cherished or dismissed depending on the preferred teaching method at each period. With the arrival of the Communicative approach, which focuses on communicative competence, its role has apparently become even more unstable.This article seeks to explore the role of translation in the main teaching methods used in Spain. This will in turn serve as the background against which the current educational scenario (with the communicative approach and the tenets of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages will be measured with a view to ascertaining the role that translation may currently play. The particular situation of Secondary Education in the Region of Murcia will be discussed in the light of the curricula for this stage.

  8. The length of stay determinants for sun-and-sand tourism: An application for the Region of Murcia

    Sánchez García, Juan Francisco


    Full Text Available While tourist arrivals increase annually in Spain, tourist average real expenditure has decreased significantly over the last few years, with important effects on tourism revenues. The process is clearly driven by the reduction of the length of stay of tourists at destinations, but surprisingly this variable has received little attention in the literature. We estimate a length of stay function for sun-and-sand tourists visiting the Region of Murcia over the period 2002-2006 using count data models. Our results show that both tourists’ personal and family characteristics together with economic variables (budget restrictions, income and prices are key factors in determining the duration of the stay. Quantitative identification of the determinants of a tourist’s length of stay could provide important guidelines for designing policies aimed at influencing length of stay in tourist‘s seaside destinations.

  9. Custo de liquidez do contrato futuro de boi gordo da BM&FBOVESPA

    Charles Luan Marquezin


    Full Text Available O custo de liquidez é uma variável que não é diretamente conhecida pelos investidores, sendo tão importante quanto os demais custos de transação envolvidos em mercados futuros. Sua relevância são os fatos de poder resultar na redução do retorno esperado pelos investidores, ocorrer perda de participantes potenciais no mercado, o preço não servir mais como papel de comunicação de informação, ser essencial para a decisão da utilização de um contrato futuro, além de ser uma variável fundamental para o custo de oportunidades de hedgers e especuladores. O propósito deste trabalho foi analisar o custo de liquidez relativo ao contrato futuro de boi gordo da BM&FBovespa, no período de setembro de 2010 a fevereiro de 2013, utilizando dados intradiários, contendo 355.311 registros de negócios efetuados. Para tanto, foram utilizados os modelos de Roll (1984, Chu, Ding e Pyun (1996, Thompson e Waller (1987 e Wang, Yau e Baptiste (1997, todos bastante discutidos na literatura internacional. Os resultados mostram que, embora as metodologias adotadas sejam diferentes, três dos quatro métodos apresentaram correlações elevadas entre eles. Os contratos analisados apresentaram custo de liquidez médio de R$ 0,13 por arroba, sendo relativamente baixo quando comparado ao volume financeiro destinado para cada contrato. Quanto aos determinantes, o tempo de maturidade teve impactos nos resultados, pois os contratos acima de 80 dias úteis até o vencimento e de até cinco dias úteis até o vencimento tiveram custo de liquidez mais elevado. Os contratos que tiveram menores números de negócios efetuados, contratos negociados e volume, foram os que tiveram maiores custo de liquidez. A contribuição deste estudo está na geração de informações fundamentais para profissionais do mercado, produtores e agentes do mercado, que tomam suas decisões em ambientes de incertezas, buscando mensurar o custo de uma variável que não é diretamente

  10. Lecturas y lectores en la Murcia decimonómica

    García Cuadrado, Amparo


    Después de explicar las peculiaridades de la venta de libros por suscripción, se lleva a cabo el análisis de las listas de suscriptores en una muestra significativa de libros impresos de la primera mitad del siglo XIX. Con esta fuente de información, se define el tipo de lector de Murcia en ese momento, así como sus prioridades de lectura literarias, religiosas y científicas.

  11. Estudio de los caballos del yacimiento de Quibas, Pleistoceno Inferior final (Abanilla, Murcia, España

    Piñero, P.


    Full Text Available In this paper, over 60 fossil horse remains from the latest early Pleistocene karstic site of Quibas (Abanilla, Murcia, Spain are described. Their taxonomy and morphology, evolutionary stage, and paleoecological determining factors are studied. The multivariate analysis through comparison with different forms that occur in other Spanish and European localities shows that the majority of the fossils match the medium-sized species Equus altidens. This species represents the last form in the stenonoid lineage. In Spain, E. altidens is related to warm or warm-temperate climate, in woodlands or savanna-mosaic habitats. Equus suessenbornensis is also sparsely represented, first cited in the site of Quibas.En este artículo se describen más de 60 restos fósiles de équido recuperados en el yacimiento kárstico del Pleistoceno Inferior final de Quibas (Abanilla, Murcia. Se hace un estudio de su taxonomía y morfología, estado evolutivo y los factores paleoclimáticos vinculados. Comparando con fósiles de équidos hallados en otras localidades españolas y europeas a través de análisis multivariantes, los restos se asignan en su mayor parte a la especie de tamaño medio Equus altidens, último eslabón del linaje de los caballos estenonianos. En España, esta especie se relaciona con unas condiciones climáticas cálidas o cálidas-templadas, cuya vegetación principal estaría compuesta de bosque o bosque-sabana. Se constata también una escasa presencia de Equus suessenbornensis por primera vez en el yacimiento de Quibas.


    Ródenas López, Manuel Alejandro


    [EN] The origins of social housing in the Region of Murcia. 1900-1936. The initiatives of Working-class Houses in Cartagena and Murcia. At the last decades of the nineteenth century, the problem of working-class houses was a pressing issue in the Region of Murcia. Even with a low industrialization index and an economy fully immersed in a modernization process, the 'social matter', as it was called in the reformist circles, widely spread in a clear way and its consequences mobilised severa...

  13. Os ácidos gordos ómega-3 e os seus efeitos anti-inflamatórios

    Cerqueira, Sara Raquel Peixoto


    Projeto de Pós-Graduação/Dissertação apresentado à Universidade Fernando Pessoa como parte dos requisitos para obtenção do grau de Mestre em Ciências Farmacêuticas Os ácidos gordos ómega-3, nomeadamente o ácido eicosapentaenóico (EPA) e o ácido docosahexaenóico (DHA), são necessários ao ser humano, não só como componentes estruturais das membranas celulares, mas também como precursores de mediadores bioquímicos de respostas inflamatórias e imunológicas, os eicosanóides, como as prostagland...

  14. El perfil de la exclusión social en Murcia y España: El impacto de la crisis

    García Luque, Olga


    Full Text Available In this work we analyze the evolution of poverty, from a multidimensional point of view, in Spain and in the Region of Murcia during the economic crisis period. We also present an analysis of its principal socio-demographic characteristics. In order to do so, the information from the Survey of Relative Living Conditions is used for the period 2008-2012, being 2008 the year used as a reference for the levels before to the crisis. Firstly, the indicator proposed by the European Union in the frame of the Strategy Europe 2020 is checked (i.e. the rate of risk of poverty or social exclusion, AROPE, analyzing its evolution and the one of its three components: monetary poverty, severe material privation and low intensity of labor by home. Later, combining information about monetary poverty and material privation, the consistent poverty is obtained i.e. population who simultaneously is poor and suffers material privation in its living conditions and that, therefore, can be considered in clear risk of social exclusion. Finally, after showing the evolution of the rates of poverty in Spain and in the Region of Murcia between 2008 and 2012, the socioeconomic profile of poverty is described for both years, emphasizing the principal changes happened as a consequence of the crisis.

  15. [Prevalence of multiple sclerosis in the Region of Murcia].

    Carreon-Guarnizo, E; Andreu-Reinon, E; Cerdan-Sanchez, M; Carrasco-Torres, R; Hernandez-Clares, R; Prieto-Valiente, L; Garcia-Escriba, C; Sola-Roca, A; Martinez-Andreu, M E; Miralles Gonzalez-Conde, M A; Martin-Fernandez, J J; Meca-Lallana, J E


    Introduccion. La esclerosis multiple (EM) es una enfermedad inflamatoria desmielinizante del sistema nervioso central con patogenia inmunomediada. Recientes estudios indican un aumento de su prevalencia, y numerosos trabajos relacionan el virus de Epstein-Barr (VEB) con su etiologia. Objetivo. Analisis de prevalencia de la EM en la Region de Murcia, incluyendo la descripcion de las caracteristicas clinicas en el momento del inicio de la enfermedad, y del estado serologico del VEB de los pacientes con EM. Pacientes y metodos. Estudio epidemiologico retrospectivo, tomando como muestra la poblacion residente en el area sanitaria centro-oeste de la Region de Murcia (257.865 habitantes). Se analizan datos clinicos y serologicos extraidos de diferentes fuentes. Resultados. Prevalencia de la EM en la poblacion estudiada: 88 casos/100.000 habitantes. Prevalencia de la EM junto con el sindrome desmielinizante aislado: 98,4 casos/100.000 habitantes. Incidencia media de la EM: 5,8 casos/100.000 habitantes/año. En el inicio de la EM, el 67,8% eran mujeres, el 81,9% presentaba un curso recurrente-remitente, la edad media era de 31,4 años, el sistema funcional mas frecuentemente afectado era el sensitivo (45,1%), el inicio fue monofocal en el 55,4% y el grado de discapacidad en la Expanded Disability Status Scale era de 2,1 puntos. La seroprevalencia del VEB fue del 99,3%. La reactivacion de la infeccion por VEB se relaciono con actividad clinica de EM en 10 pacientes (45,4%). Conclusiones. Actualmente, la prevalencia de la EM en la Region de Murcia es similar a la estimada en otras comunidades autonomas españolas. El estudio confirma la tendencia de incremento de prevalencia observada en las ultimas decadas.

  16. Animais gordos e a dissolução da fronteira entre as espécies

    Don Kulick


    Full Text Available Animais de estimação gordos costumavam ser, para muitas pessoas, engraçados e adoráveis; para algumas, os animaizinhos gordos (especialmente gatos ainda o são: os quadrinhos de Garfield, sobre um gato acima do peso e preguiçoso, venderam bem; há sites e livros dedicados a exaltar a beleza e o encanto dos gatos gordos; e crianças anglófonas são socializadas por meio de livros de leitura fonológicos com títulos como Fat cat on a mat, associando o prazer de ler à fofura de animais de estimação rechonchudos. Tudo isto, no entanto, está mudando. Testemunhamos a transformação da obesidade de animais de estimação de fenômeno trivial ou preferência estética idiossincrática em problema social. Este vem mobilizando os meios de comunicação de massa, a opinião pública e ampla variedade de especialistas, além da intervenção de aparatos de Estado, como os tribunais e a polícia. Este artigo discute as maneiras pelas quais a obesidade ultrapassou a fronteira das espécies. Revisa as provas divulgadas para justificar as cada vez mais comuns - e cada vez mais estridentes - alegações de que estamos em meio a uma "epidemia" de obesidade de animais de estimação (algumas das quais afirmando que os animais de estimação acima do peso chegam a 60% do total, discute a fonte e avalia a credibilidade desta informação. Examina como a obesidade animal é apresentada na mídia por organizações de caridade, como Pet Club UK ou a RSPCA. E oferece reflexões sobre o que a preocupação corrente em relação à obesidade dos animais de estimação pode nos dizer a respeito das dimensões sociais, culturais, médicas, históricas, econômicas, emocionais e subjetivas da obesidade de maneira geral.For many people, fat pets used to be cute, funny and adorable, and for some people fat pets (especially fat cats still are: the Garfield comics, about an overweight, lazy cat, sell well, there are websites and books devoted to extolling the beauty

  17. Laboratory studies for stone conservation at the Cathedral of Murcia

    Esbert, R. M.


    Full Text Available The results of a series of laboratory tests, carried out on the bioclastic limestone used in the construction of the Murcia cathedral, are presented in this paper in order to evaluate the efficiency of certain treatment products, that eventually could be applied to that stone for improving their state of conservation. Additionally, the behaviour under accelerated ageing tests of non treated samples and the treated ones with the different products employed -ethyl silicate, oligomeric polisiloxane and poliurethane-, is compared.

    En el presente trabajo se recogen los resultados de una serie de experimentos de laboratorio realizados con la caliza bioclástica utilizada en la construcción de la catedral de Murcia, con el fin de conocer la idoneidad de ciertos productos de tratamiento que eventualmente podrían aplicarse a dicha piedra para mejorar su estado de conservación. Además, se compara el comportamiento, frente a diversos ensayos de envejecimiento artificial acelerado, de la piedra sin tratar y tratada con los diferentes productos ensayados: silicato de etilo, polisiloxano oligomérico y poliuretano.

  18. A $\\mathcal{M}\\approx3$ shock in `El Gordo' cluster and the origin of the radio relic

    Botteon, A; Brunetti, G; Kale, R


    We present an X-ray and radio study of the famous `El Gordo', a massive and distant ($z=0.87$) galaxy cluster. In the deep (340 ks) Chandra observation, the cluster appears with an elongated and cometary morphology, a sign of its current merging state. The GMRT radio observations at 610 MHz reveal the presence of a radio halo which remarkably overlaps the X-ray cluster emission and connects a couple of radio relics. We detect a strong shock ($\\mathcal{M}\\approx3$) in the NW periphery of the cluster, co-spatially located with the radio relic. This is the most distant ($z=0.87$) and one of the strongest shock detected in a galaxy cluster. This work supports the relic-shock connection and allows to investigate the origin of these radio sources in a uncommon regime of $\\mathcal{M}\\approx3$. For this particular case we found that shock acceleration from the thermal pool is a viable possibility.

  19. Guidelines of handling and management of forest fragments in the municipality of Murcia; Directrices de manejo y gestion de sistemas forestales en el Municipio de Murcia

    Zapata Perez, V. M.; Robledano, F.; Jimenez, M. V.; Farinos, P.


    Most forest systems in the municipality of Murcia are old afforestations with Pinus halepensis. In many sites, the unsuitability of the habitat for this species has led to a poor tree development, and to a strong competence for resources that increases environmental stress. We have studied patches of forests protected by the municipality of Murcia (Forest Parks of Majal Blanco, Montepinar and Los Polvorines) and other unprotected patches close to these. The objective was to study their composition, structure and ecological dynamics. (Author) 3 refs.

  20. Assessment of salinity status in intensively cultivated soils under semiarid climate, Murcia, SE Spain

    Acosta, J.A.; Faz, A.; Jansen, B.; Kalbitz, K.; Martínez-Martínez, S.


    This research presents the results from the assessment of the salinity status of a highly productive agricultural area, under a semiarid climate. The objectives were to: identify the origin of salts, assess seasonal changes of salt contents, and examine spatio-temporal and vertical variability of th

  1. Mild cognitive impairment in elderly users of municipal centers of the Region of Murcia (Spain

    Andrés Escarbajal de Haro


    Full Text Available This article of investigation tries to know the issue of mild cognitive impairment (MCI in elderly users of municipal centres to measure the importance of psycho-educational dimension like preventive alternative. For this reason, we have used a qualitative methodology (semistructurated interview after a selection of people applying quantitative scales (e.g. MMSE, EUROTEST and Lawton. We selected a sample of 148 people for the scales, out of which 30 people were considered suitable for the interviews. The results show that despite the fact that elderly people have a MCI , they are able to practice activities for improving their quality of life. Within this investigation, new lines of work based in the free time, lonely, self esteem and self are opened to elderly people with MCI.

  2. Indoor airborne microbial load in a Spanish University (University of Murcia, Spain).

    Soto Pino, Teresa; García Murcia, Rosa M.; Franco Sánchez, Alejandro; Vicente Soler, Jerónima; Cansado Vizoso, José; Gacto Fernández, Mariano José


    Se realiza un análisis microbiológico del aire mediante muestras recogidas por un método de impacto, analizando variables (bacterias y hongos) en presencia o ausencia de personal para valorar la contaminación que produce la actividad humana.

  3. [Epidemiology and clinical features of Streptococcus pyogenes bacteremia in Cartagena (Murcia, Spain)].

    Jimeno-Almazán, Amaya; Viqueira-Gonzalez, Montserrat; Alcalde, María Del Mar; Alcaraz-Vidal, Begoña; Vera-Méndez, Francisco


    A gradual increase in severe cases due to Streptococcus pyogenes or Streptococcus beta-hemolytic group A (SGA), has been detected in the last few decades. Retrospective study of bacteremia due to S.pyogenes detected between January 2009 and January 2013 in Cartagena. The annual incidence for severe bacteremia has been estimated. Thirteen cases of SGA bacteremia were recorded. The incidence increased from 0.37 in 2009 to 2.5 cases/100,000 inhabitants in 2012. The predominant focus was skin and soft tissue infections (53%). Early mortality was 20%. Severe streptococcal disease is rare, but affects individuals with good functional status, and is associated with a high mortality. Copyright © 2012 Elsevier España, S.L. All rights reserved.

  4. Adherence to the Mediterranean diet by nursing students of Murcia (Spain).

    Navarro-González, Inmaculada; López-Nicolás, Rubén; Rodríguez-Tadeo, Alejandra; Ros-Berruezo, Gaspar; Martínez-Marín, Mariano; Doménech-Asensi, Guillermo


    INTRODUCCIÓN: La dieta Mediterránea está reconocida como una de los patrones dietéticos más saludables pero, incluso en los propios países mediterráneos se está produciendo un deterioro y abandonando de la misma. Los hábitos dietéticos quedan establecidos generalmente durante la adolescencia pero durante el periodo universitario los estudiantes pueden sufrir cambios importantes en su estilo de vida. El índice KIDMED está reconocido como una buena herramienta para la evaluación de la adherencia a la dieta mediterránea (ADM).

  5. Adherence to the Mediterranean diet by nursing students of Murcia (Spain

    Inmaculada Navarro-González


    Full Text Available Introduction: The Mediterranean diet is recognized as one with the healthiest dietary patterns; however, this diet is deteriorating and being abandoned even in the Mediterranean countries themselves. Generally speaking, dietary habits get fixed during adolescence although during the college phase, students may experience important changes in their lifestyles. The KIDMED index is recognized as a good tool to assess adherence to the Mediterranean diet (AMD. Objective: The aim of this study was to assess AMD in college students and to evidence possible variations throughout the college period assessing differences between the college years. Method: A cross-sectional study with 213 alumni in first grade and 105 in fourth grade was carried out. The students were classified by gender, type of residence (parents' home or out of the parents' house and body mass index (BMI ( 25. Results: The BMI for the whole sample was 24.35 ± 2.71 in men and 22.54 ± 3.25 in women (p 25 and the habit of not having breakfast usually. No significant differences were observed between the student of first and fourth grades although those students in the fourth grade living away from the parental house had higher AMD level than the other students (p < 0.001. Conclusions: Educational programs promoting the intake of the different groups of food are recommended, was well as strategies promoting the consumption of fruits and vegetables within the university area and the healthy habit of having breakfast.

  6. Adherence to the Mediterranean diet by nursing students of Murcia (Spain)

    Inmaculada Navarro-González; Rubén López-Nicolás; Alejandra Rodríguez-Tadeo; Gaspar Ros-Berruezo; Mariano Martínez-Marín; Guillermo Doménech-Asensi


    Introduction: The Mediterranean diet is recognized as one with the healthiest dietary patterns; however, this diet is deteriorating and being abandoned even in the Mediterranean countries themselves. Generally speaking, dietary habits get fixed during adolescence although during the college phase, students may experience important changes in their lifestyles. The KIDMED index is recognized as a good tool to assess adherence to the Mediterranean diet (AMD). Objective: The aim of this study was...

  7. La fauna del pleistoceno inferior de la Sierra de Quibas (Abanilla, Murcia

    Szyndlar, Z.


    Full Text Available The Quaternary karstic site of Sierra de Quibas (Abanilla, Murcia, Spain has provided a wide faunistic list with 53 species distributed among gastropods, myriapods, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals. Especially interesting among the gastropods is Palaeoglandina that became extinct in Europe during the Pliocene. It remains as a relict genus in the Pleistocene of the Iberian Peninsula. Two of the birds, Gypaetus barbatus and Geronticus eremita, and a snake, Elaphe cf. E. sealaris, are scarcely represented in the fossil record. For several birds, it is the first record in the Lower Pleistocene of the Iberian Peninsula. Among the mammals, the presence of the Cercopithecine Macaca sylvanus is especially relevant one. The assemblage of the taxa Arvicola deucalion, Castillomys rivas rivas, Eliomys intermedius, Equus altidens and Capra sp. aff. C. alba allows the correlation with Plines 1, Orce 3 and Venta Micena, among other sites. Therefore Quibas can be dated before the end of Lower Pleistocene, between 1.3 and 1 Ma. A dry paleoclimatic regime, very similar to the current climate in the geographical area, though perhaps slightly wetter and warmer, can be inferred from the faunistic assemblage. The environment of the karstic cavity was a rocky place with open brushwood areas, but in the proximities there were wetlands and woodlands, as can be inferred from the presence of birds and micromammals characteristic of these habitats.El yacimiento kárstico cuaternario de la Sierra de Quibas (Abanilla, Murcia ha proporcionado una amplia lista faunística constituida por 53 especies repartidas entre gasterópodos, miriápodos, anfibios, reptiles, aves y mamíferos. En el conjunto de los gasterópodos destaca Palaeoglandina, un género que se extingue en el resto de Europa durante el Plioceno y que se mantiene como relicto en el Pleistoceno de la Península Ibérica. Dos de las especies de aves determinadas, Gypaetus barbatus y Gerontieus eremita, y una

  8. Prevalencia de lesiones mucosas en población anciana de la Región de Murcia Prevanlence of oral mucosal lesions in elderly people in Murcia

    P. López Jornet


    Full Text Available Introducción: El estudio de la prevalencia de la patología oral es importante, tanto para conocer el estado de salud como las necesidades de tratamiento. En este trabajo se valora la presencia de las lesiones mucosas orales en mayores de 65 años en pacientes institucionalizados y no institucionalizados de la Región de Murcia Pacientes y método: Se estudio una muestra representativa de ancianos de la región de Murcia igual o mayor de 65 años en total 385 sujetos; tasa de participación 46%. Se diagnosticaron las lesiones mucosas en base a los criterios establecidos por la OMS. Resultados: La prevalencia de las lesiones orales fue de 17,8% (no institucionalizado y 14,2% institucionalizado. La lesión mas frecuente asociada fue la ulcera traumática seguida de lengua geográfica y candidiasis protésica. Conclusión: Realizar programas de prevención y diagnostico de lesiones de mucosa oral. Además en los casos que se establezcan tratarlas adecuadamente.Background: Oral prevalence studies are important to know the state of health and the needs of treatment. The aim of the study was to determine the oral health status in a group of Murcia individuals 65 years of age or older Patients and Methods: A sample of 385 representative Murcia subjects older than 65 years old were (response rate 46% Oral mucosal lesions were gathered according World Health Organization. Results: The prevalence of oral lesions was17,8% (non-institutionalised and 14,2 (institutionalised. The most common lesion was traumatic ulcer followed geographic tongue and denture stomatitis. Conclusions: That oral mucosal lesions are common in elderly people in Murcia, suggesting the necessity for improved standards of prevention, and diagnostic and opportune treatment of these lesions.

  9. Efficiency analysis of Policies against desertification by applying DEA: a case study in the river Guadalentin catchment (Almeria, Spain)


    This paper deals about an attempt to evaluate the different policies against desertification carried out during a twenty five year period (1978-2003) in the eight municipalities which compound the river Guadalentín catchment (Murcia, Spain). The approach is based on DEA and the European Environmental Agency indicator studies, the former to measure the efficiency and the second to select the best environmental indicators. The analysis has been reiterated with three different sets of outputs re...

  10. Marco teórico-referencial para la protección, gestión y ordenación del paisaje. El caso de la Región de Murcia = Theoretical-referential framework for the protection, management and landscape management. The case of the Region of Murcia

    Miguel Angel Sánchez Sánchez


    Full Text Available Desde el año 2008 el Convenio Europeo del Paisaje de 2000 (CEP2000 está en vigor en España, lo que compromete a su cumplimiento. Las competencias en materia de paisaje en el caso español, están transferidas a las comunidades autónomas. Teniendo, estas,  la obligación de cumplir, hacer cumplir y desarrollar en sus respectivos ámbitos administrativos el CEP2000. La Región de Murcia no es ajena a esta situación por lo que la administración regional ha generado diversos documentos (administrativo-jurídicos relacionados con el CEP2000. Estos son: Estrategia del Paisaje, Atlas de los Paisajes, Estudios Comarcales de Paisaje y Ley de Ordenación Territorial y Urbanística. En este trabajo se revisa y analiza la documentación institucional, administrativa y legislativa que pueda constituir un marco teórico-referencial para la  protección, gestión y ordenación del paisaje de la Región de Murcia. Teniendo en cuenta para ello textos internacionales, nacionales y autonómicos. Se ha constatado la existencia de suficiente  documentación para el establecimiento de un mínimo marco-referencial que permita un   tratamiento adecuado del paisaje. Se  aprecia la evolución desde una concepción sectorial del paisaje a una actual más holística. Es destacable la puesta al día de la Región de Murcia, mediante la reciente aprobación (2015 de una ley donde se recogen las cuestiones sobre el paisaje.AbstractSince 2008 the European Landscape Convention 2000 (CEP2000 is in force in Spain, which commits to its fulfillment. The landscape competences in the Spanish case are transferred to the autonomous communities. Having, these, the obligation to fulfill, enforce and develop in their respective administrative areas the CEP2000. The Region of Murcia is not foreign to this situation so the regional administration has generated various documents (administrative-legal related to the CEP2000. These are: Landscape Strategy, Landscape Atlas

  11. Sinergias ocio y comercio en la ciudad de Murcia

    Mercedes Millán Escriche


    Full Text Available Tradicionalmente el comercio ha sido reconocido por su papel como estructurador de las prácticas urbanas y por su capacidad para crear en sus localizaciones polos de atracción que determinan nuevos paisajes urbanos. A ello hay que añadir la función que desempeña contribuyendo doblemente a colmar las necesidades de la población, tanto las relacionadas con el suministro de bienes de consumo, como las que enlazan con el deseo de ocupar los tiempos de ocio. El objetivo de este trabajo es comprobar las sinergias que se establecen entre el disfrute del tiempo de ocio y las prácticas comerciales que se llevan a cabo en la ciudad de Murcia. Para ello se ha utilizado como método de análisis la técnica de la encuesta, obteniendo así resultados que presentamos tanto desde un punto de vista cuantitativo como cualitativo.

  12. País de gordos/país de muertos: Obesity, death and nation in biomedical and forensic genetics in Mexico.

    García-Deister, Vivette; López-Beltrán, Carlos


    This article provides a comparison between genomic medicine and forensic genetics in Mexico, in light of recent depictions of the nation as a 'país de gordos' (country of the fat) and a 'país de muertos' (country of the dead). We examine the continuities and ruptures in the public image of genetics in these two areas of attention, health and security, focusing especially on how the relevant publics of genetic science are assembled in each case. Publics of biomedical and forensic genetics are assembled through processes of recruitment and interpellation, in ways that modulate current theorizations of co-production. The comparison also provides a vista onto discussions regarding the involvement of genetics in regimes of governance and citizenship and about the relationship between the state and biopower in a context of perceived health crisis and war-like violence.

  13. Evaluation and Development of Digital Competence in Future Primary School Teachers at the University of Murcia

    Gutiérrez Porlán, Isabel; Serrano Sánchez, José Luis


    This paper presents the findings of a study carried out in the academic year 2014-2015 at the faculty of Education of the University of Murcia with first year degree students in Primary Education studying Research and ICT. The study started with the application of the DIGCOM questionnaire to analyze the digital competences of 134 students. The…

  14. Análise das operações de cross hedge do bezerro e do hedge do boi gordo no mercado futuro da BM&F

    Rodrigo Lanna Franco da Silveira


    Full Text Available O estudo visa analisar as operações de cross hedge do bezerro na Bolsa de Mercadorias & Futuros (BM&F com o intuito de avaliar a real necessidade da existência de contratos futuros para este animal. Para tanto, foram calculados o risco de base destas operações, as razões de hedge ótimas e as efetividades nas principais praças de comercialização de gado bovino do país entre setembro de 1995 e fevereiro de 2001. As mesmas análises foram realizadas para o hedge do boi gordo. A razão de hedge ótima se mostrou elevada no cross hedge (entre 37% e 49% e no own hedge (entre 58% e 63%. Quanto à efetividade, constatou-se que no caso do own hedge, o risco de preço pode ser reduzido em cerca de 50% com a tomada de posição em contratos futuros na proporção de hedge ótima. No entanto, para o cross hedge, a efetividade foi bastante baixa - cerca de 1,5%. Isso se deve ao alto risco de base destas operações, aproximadamente 80% superior ao risco associado ao hedge do boi gordo nas semanas de vencimento dos contratos considerados neste período. Dessa forma, os resultados demonstram o acerto da BM&F quanto ao recente lançamento do contrato de bezerro.

  15. Análise da eficiência do mercado futuro brasileiro de boi gordo usando co-integração

    André Steffens Moraes


    Full Text Available A hipótese de que os preços futuros são preditores não viesados dos preços à vista é uma hipótese conjunta de que os mercados são eficientes e que não existe prêmio ao risco. Entretanto, na presença de prêmio ao risco, a hipótese de não viés pode ser rejeitada mesmo quando o mercado é eficiente. Este artigo testa a eficiência do mercado futuro brasileiro do boi gordo na presença de prêmio ao risco, usando técnicas de co-integração. Os resultados mostram que o mercado futuro do boi gordo é eficiente e não viesado no longo prazo, independente da presença de prêmio ao risco.The hypothesis that future prices are unbiased predictors of spot prices is a joint hypothesis that markets are efficient and risk premium are absent. However, the unbiasedness hypothesis may be rejected in the presence of a risk premium, even when the market is efficient. The objective of this article is to test market efficiency for the Brazilian live cattle while permitting the presence of risk premium, using cointegration techniques. Results show that the future markets for live cattle are efficient and unbiasedness in the long run, and does not depend of the presence of a risk premium.

  16. Ziziphus lotus (L. Lam. (Rhamnaceae en la provincia de Alicante [Ziziphus lotus (L. Lam. (Rhamnaceae in the province of Alicante (Spain



    Full Text Available RESUMEN: Se cita por primera vez para la flora de la Comunidad Valenciana la presencia de Ziziphus lotus (L. Lam. en la provincia de Alicante, especie hasta el momento únicamente localizada dentro de la Península Ibérica en las provincias de Almería y Murcia, y con una cita dispersa en Córdoba. La planta se ha localizado cerca del límite con la Región de Murcia. Aparentemente se trata de la cita mundial más septentrional para la especie en el Mediterráneo Occidental.. ABSTRACT: A first citation of Ziziphus lotus (L. Lam. in the Valencian Community (Spain is reported. Formerly the species was citated in the Iberian peninsule from the provinces of Murcia and Almeria; in addition there is a disperse citation from Cordoba. This plant has been found in the province of Alicante, close to the borderline with the neighbouring Region of Murcia. It deals apparently with the Northernmost site for this species in the Western Mediterranean.

  17. Regional assessment of seismically induced slope instabilities in the Lorca Basin (Murcia): Implementation of New marks method in a GIS; Evaluacion regional de inestabilidades de ladera por efecto sismico en la Cuenca de Lorca (Murcia): Implementacion del metodo de Newmark en un SIG

    Rodriguez Peces, M. J.; Garcia Mayordomo, J.; Azanon Hernandez, J. M.; Jabaloy Sanchez, A.


    The Lorca Basin (Murcia, SE Spain) exhibits a high seismic activity because some of the most active faults in Spain have been identified in the surroundings of this basin and there are well known cases of rock-falls associated to specific earthquakes (e.g., Mula 1999, Bullas 2002, La Paca 2005). In this area, we have used a geographic information system (GIS) to develop an implementation for the Newmarks sliding rigid block method at a regional scale. In addition, we have particularly proposed a new small variation of Newmarks method to consider soil and topographic amplification effects. Subsequently, we produce Newmark displacement maps for both deterministic and probabilistic seismic scenarios in the Lorca Basin. The estimation of static safety factor for each pixel of study area has allowed obtaining the critical acceleration (ac) map that represents seismically induced slope instability susceptibility. The obtained Newmark displacement maps allowed us to identify areas with the highest potential seismic hazard as well as interesting areas for future particular studies. The results predict the majority of identified instabilities in previous studies (mainly, rock-falls) and rock-falls associated with specific earthquakes with values of Newmark displacement lower than 2 cm. Larger instabilities and landslides occur with Newmark displacement higher than 2 cm assuming that a great earthquake (Mw=6.7-6.8) take place. (Author)


    Carmen María Brugarolas Ros


    Full Text Available Analizar la imagen que proyecta la Biblioteca de la Universidad de Mur-cia en la prensa Regional, es el objetivo principal de nuestro artículo. Para ello, hemos realizado un estudio a través de las noticias recogidas en la prensa regional de Murcia, en concreto, en La Verdad y La Opinión entre los años 1998-2006. Se analiza la fecha de publicación, la biblioteca a la que hace mención la noticia, el campus y la categoría a la que la asignamos, entre otros aspectos a evaluar, para poder comparar los resultados y ver así el tratamiento informativo que han recibido las noticias.

  19. Amphibians in the Region of Murcia (SE Iberian peninsula: conservation status and priority areas

    Egea-Serrano, A.


    Full Text Available The conservation status of amphibian species was studied in the Region of Murcia, taking into consideration 10 variables concerning their biology and distribution. The results obtained show that the amphibian species exposed to the highest risk of extinction in the study area are those with long larval development and a restricted distribution range. According to this species classification, an index is proposed for assessing areas whose conservation is of the highest priority. In the Region of Murcia, most of these areas are located in the main mountain systems, primarily confined to the northwest. Regional Parks and proposed priority conservation areas overlap by only about 12%. The current isolation of these areas makes it necessary to undertake habitat restoration programmes to ensure their interconnection.

  20. [Characterization and nutritional value of a food artisan: the meat pie of Murcia].

    Ruiz-Cano, Domingo; Pérez-Llamas, Francisca; López-Jiménez, José Ángel; González-Silvera, Daniel; Frutos, Maria José; Zamora, Salvador


    The main aims of this study are to describe the characteristics of the meat pie, a typical product of the regional gastronomy of Murcia and to determine its nutritional and energy values, fatty acid profile and fat quality. There were studied 24 samples of Murcia's meat pie from the six best-selling retail establishments in this Region (four units per establishment).The moisture, protein, fat, carbohydrates, fibre and minerals, contents and the energy value, fatty acid profile and fat quality were analyzed using the Official Analysis Methods of Foods. All analyses were performed by triplicate. The average weight of this product was 192.3 ± 11.8 g, with three differentiated parts (base, filling and pastry lid). All ingredients were natural raw materials: wheat flour, lard, ground beef, sliced boiled egg and chorizo, water and spices (salt, pepper, garlic, paprika and nutmeg). Most of its organoleptic attributes are due to the type and amount of fat or lard. The combination of the other ingredients and the particular formulation of the spices are also responsible of other attributes. Due to its protein content (11.0%), this meat pie can replace other meat dishes, and be incorporated into a balanced diet. However, it is necessary to take into account its fat and energy contents (17.3 g and 317 kcal/100 g, respectively). Unlike many common pastry products, it contains no trans fatty acids. The results of the research show that the studied product remains, at present, an artisan food, and offer reliable information that it is representative of the energy and nutritional values of the Murcia's meat pie, a typical product of the gastronomy of the Region of Murcia. Copyright © AULA MEDICA EDICIONES 2013. Published by AULA MEDICA. All rights reserved.


    Elena Montaner Salas


    Full Text Available El Consejo de Hombres Buenos de la Huerta de Murcia y el Tribunal de las Aguas de Valencia son tribunales consuetudinarios, reconocidos por una Ley Orgánica, que ejercen funciones jurídicas entre los regantes, con un procedimiento breve pero con garantía. Dada su antigüedad se ha presentado ante la UNESCO toda la documentación necesaria para que sean proclamados Obra Maestra del Patrimonio Oral e Inmaterial.

  2. Factores latentes del desarrollo en los municipios de la Región de Murcia.

    José Alberto Hermoso Gutiérrez


    Full Text Available Un concepto de gran importancia dentro de la Economía lo constituye el desarrollo de una población, y en particular, el desarrollo económico-comercial de poblaciones. En nuestro caso, nos centraremos en los municipios de la Comunidad Autónoma de la Región de Murcia, con el fin de analizar las analogías y diferencias existentes entre ellos. En este trabajo, determinaremos factores latentes del desarrollo de los municipios de la Región de Murcia, a través de un conjunto de variables de carácter económico-comercial observadas sobre dichas poblaciones. Asimismo, analizaremos si existen diferencias de tipo económico-comercial, entre grupos homogéneos para el desarrollo, de municipios de la Comunidad Autónoma de la Región de Murcia y obtendremos una representación gráfica del posicionamiento relativo de éstos, aplicando el Análisis Canónico de Poblaciones.

  3. A methodology for small scale rural land use mapping in semi-arid developing countries using orbital imagery. Part 6: A low-cost method for land use mapping using simple visual techniques of interpretation. [Spain

    Vangenderen, J. L. (Principal Investigator); Lock, B. F.


    The author has identified the following significant results. It was found that color composite transparencies and monocular magnification provided the best base for land use interpretation. New methods for determining optimum sample sizes and analyzing interpretation accuracy levels were developed. All stages of the methodology were assessed, in the operational sense, during the production of a 1:250,000 rural land use map of Murcia Province, Southeast Spain.

  4. Prevalence of metabolic syndrome in Murcia Region, a southern European Mediterranean area with low cardiovascular risk and high obesity.

    Gavrila, Diana; Salmerón, Diego; Egea-Caparrós, José-Manuel; Huerta, José M; Pérez-Martínez, Alfonso; Navarro, Carmen; Tormo, María-José


    Metabolic syndrome (MS) is associated with subsequent appearance of diabetes and cardiovascular disease. As compared to other Spanish regions, Murcia (southern Spain) registers increased obesity as well as cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence of MS and its components, awareness of obesity as a health risk and associated lifestyles. A population-based, cross-sectional study was conducted in 2003, covering a sample of 1555 individuals 20 years and over. MS was defined according to the Revised National Cholesterol Education Program Adult Treatment Panel III (R-ATPIII), International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and Joint Interim Statement (JIS) criteria. Both low (94/80) and high (102/88) waist circumference (WC) thresholds were considered. Prevalence of MS was 27.2% (95%CI: 25.2-29.2), 32.2% (95%CI: 30.1-34.3) and 33.2% (95%CI: 31.2-35.3) according to the R-ATPIII, IDF and JIS94/80 respectively. It increased with age until reaching 52.6% (R-ATPIII) or 60.3% (JIS94/80) among persons aged 70 years and over, and was higher in persons with little or no formal education (51.7% R-ATPIII, 57.3% JIS94/80). The most common risk factors were hypertension (46.6%) and central obesity (40.7% and 66.1% according to high and low WC cut-off points respectively). Although most persons were aware that obesity increased health risks, regular exercise was very unusual (13.0% centrally obese, 27.2% non-centrally obese). Adherence to dietary recommendations was similar among centrally obese and non-centrally obese subjects. Prevalence of MS is high in our population, is comparable to that found in northern Europe and varies with the definition used. Adherence to preventive recommendations and to adequate weight promotion is very low. In the absence of a specific treatment for MS, integrated intervention based on a sustained increase in physical activity and changes in diet should be reinforced.

  5. Prevalence of metabolic syndrome in Murcia Region, a southern European Mediterranean area with low cardiovascular risk and high obesity

    Huerta José M


    Full Text Available Abstract Background Metabolic syndrome (MS is associated with subsequent appearance of diabetes and cardiovascular disease. As compared to other Spanish regions, Murcia (southern Spain registers increased obesity as well as cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence of MS and its components, awareness of obesity as a health risk and associated lifestyles. Methods A population-based, cross-sectional study was conducted in 2003, covering a sample of 1555 individuals 20 years and over. MS was defined according to the Revised National Cholesterol Education Program Adult Treatment Panel III (R-ATPIII, International Diabetes Federation (IDF and Joint Interim Statement (JIS criteria. Both low (94/80 and high (102/88 waist circumference (WC thresholds were considered. Results Prevalence of MS was 27.2% (95%CI: 25.2-29.2, 32.2% (95%CI: 30.1-34.3 and 33.2% (95%CI: 31.2-35.3 according to the R-ATPIII, IDF and JIS94/80 respectively. It increased with age until reaching 52.6% (R-ATPIII or 60.3% (JIS94/80 among persons aged 70 years and over, and was higher in persons with little or no formal education (51.7% R-ATPIII, 57.3% JIS94/80. The most common risk factors were hypertension (46.6% and central obesity (40.7% and 66.1% according to high and low WC cut-off points respectively. Although most persons were aware that obesity increased health risks, regular exercise was very unusual (13.0% centrally obese, 27.2% non-centrally obese. Adherence to dietary recommendations was similar among centrally obese and non-centrally obese subjects. Conclusions Prevalence of MS is high in our population, is comparable to that found in northern Europe and varies with the definition used. Adherence to preventive recommendations and to adequate weight promotion is very low. In the absence of a specific treatment for MS, integrated intervention based on a sustained increase in physical activity and changes in diet should be

  6. Study and mapping of natural hazards in the coastal zone of Murcia; Estudio y cartografia de los peligros naturales costeros de la region de Murcia

    Seisdedos, J.; Mulas, J.; Gonzalez de Vallejo, L. I.; Rodriguez Franco, J. A.; Garcia, F. J.; Rio, L. del; Garrote, J.


    Despite the importance and implications of coastal hazards, very few studies have been focused on their analysis and mapping on a regional scale in a systematic and integrated way. This article presents a methodology based on the detailed analysis of natural hazards affecting coastal zones: floods, erosion, sea level rise, tsunamis, landslides, etc., and the study and mapping of the factors involved (coastal geomorphology, coastal processes, historical events, human activities). These factors and hazards are evaluated and integrated to prepare maps which include the assessments of each individual hazard and the overall ones. A mapping system in strips parallel to the coast is used, allowing the recognition and interpretation of the characteristics of the coast and the associated hazards. This methodology is applied to the coastal zone of Murcia, showing its usefulness for studying and mapping coastal hazards and its applicability to other regions. (Author)

  7. Updated distribution of Aedes albopictus (Diptera: Culicidae) in Spain: new findings in the mainland Spanish Levante, 2013

    Alarcón-Elbal, Pedro María; Estrella, Sarah Delacour; Arrondo, Ignacio Ruiz; Collantes, Francisco; Iniesta, Juan Antonio Delgado; Morales-Bueno, José; Sánchez-López, Pedro Francisco; Amela, Carmen; Sierra-Moros, María José; Molina, Ricardo; Lucientes, Javier


    In 2004, Aedes (Stegomyia) albopictus (Skuse, 1894) was observed for the first time in Catalonia, northeastern Spain. A decade later, it has spread throughout the eastern Mediterranean region of the country and the Balearic Islands. Framed within a national surveillance project, we present the results of monitoring in 2013 in the autonomous communities of the mainland Levante. The current study reveals a remarkable increase in the spread of the invasive mosquito in relation to results from 2012; the species was present and well-established in 48 municipalities, most of which were along the Mediterranean coastline from the Valencian Community to the Region of Murcia. PMID:25317706

  8. Updated distribution of Aedes albopictus (Diptera: Culicidae in Spain: new findings in the mainland Spanish Levante, 2013

    Pedro María Alarcón-Elbal


    Full Text Available In 2004, Aedes (Stegomyia albopictus (Skuse, 1894 was observed for the first time in Catalonia, northeastern Spain. A decade later, it has spread throughout the eastern Mediterranean region of the country and the Balearic Islands. Framed within a national surveillance project, we present the results of monitoring in 2013 in the autonomous communities of the mainland Levante. The current study reveals a remarkable increase in the spread of the invasive mosquito in relation to results from 2012; the species was present and well-established in 48 municipalities, most of which were along the Mediterranean coastline from the Valencian Community to the Region of Murcia.

  9. II Congreso de Jóvenes Investigadores del Mundo Antiguo de la Universidad de Murcia.

    Conesa Navarro, Pedro David


    Full Text Available Durante el pasado mes de marzo, entre los días 25 y 27 del mismo, tuvo lugar en la Facultad de Letras de la Universidad de Murcia, el II Congreso Internacional de Jóvenes Investigadores del Mundo Antiguo. El éxito del precedente congreso del año 2014, con participación de investigadores nacionales e internacionales, supuso un acicate para que de nuevo, el Centro de Estudios del Próximo Oriente y la Antigüedad Tardía (CEPOAT emprendiera la organización de esta segunda edición, en su objetivo de difundir todo aquello relacionado con el mundo antiguo y clásico dentro de la comunidad científica y universitaria. Gracias a este congreso, la Universidad de Murcia volvió a reunir a consagrados y jóvenes investigadores e investigadoras con un propósito que ya fue iniciado en la edición anterior: intercambiar impresiones sobre los trabajos que se están realizando en las distintas universidades y centros de investigación tanto nacionales, como internacionales. La idea no era solo debatir los nuevos enfoques históricos y de trabajo, sino también enriquecerse con otras perspectivas diferentes. Las sedes del congreso volvieron a ubicarse en la propia Universidad de Murcia, en el Hemiciclo de la Facultad de Letras, en el aula Antonio Soler y en el aula Mariano Baquero.


    José Antonio López Fernández


    Full Text Available La galería de la Fuente la Mina, en La Paca, Lorca, es un ejemplo de galería con lumbreras en la Región de Murcia. A pesar de la sequía actual en este territorio (2013-2014, este sistema tradicional de captación de aguas continúa alumbrando un pequeño caudal, motivo por el que la cercana comunidad de regantes Campo Alto ha realizado una solicitud a Confederación Hidrográfica del Segura para disponer de estos recursos y mantener su espacio regado.

  11. Elderly people and their experiences facing the technological shift in Murcia City: Study from gender perspective

    Erika Guadalupe Álvarez-Arámbula


    Este estudio forma parte de la tesis doctoral presentada en 2014. Es de tipo cualitativo y tiene como base la Teoría de las expectativas de Eficacia (Bandura, 1977) que pretende hacer un acercamiento sobre cómo las personas mayores se enfrentan al cambio tecnológico en Murcia Capital. Los objetivos del mismo indagan sobre las dificultades, miedos, frustraciones o motivaciones que estas personas experimentan al hacer uso de la tecnología. Con base en sus experiencias, hombres y mujeres mayores...


    Francisco Calvo García-Tornel


    Full Text Available La presencia en el tejido urbano de la ciudad de Murcia de las viviendas o palacios de la nobleza, está directamente relacionado con la evolución patrimonial de este grupo social. Cerrado el ciclo en el que el poder social nobiliario fue decisivo en la vida regional, su memoria se conserva básicamente a través de sus casas-palacio, un patrimonio histórico y, en buena medida, también artístico que ha sufrido una suerte muy desigual hasta el presente.

  13. La Geología en el Museo Municipal de Jumilla (Murcia, España)

    Vilas Minondo, Lorenzo; Arias, Consuelo; Herrero, Cayetano; Coruña, Francisco; Herrero, Emilio


    En Noviembre de 2007 se inauguró en Jumilla (Murcia) el Museo Municipal de Ciencias de la Naturaleza y Etnografía. La planta baja de este Museo, ubicado en un palacete del siglo XIX, está dedicada totalmente a la Geología del Altiplano de Jumilla–Yecla y en especial al Municipio de Jumilla. Se compone de cuatro Salas: Sala de recepción, dedicada a facilitar la comprensión de la relación tiempo/espacio en Geología comparándolo con el tiempo humano; Sala de fósiles de invertebrados de los yacim...

  14. Control pesquero en la región de Murcia por vigilancia aduanera

    Palacios Rodríguez, Gema


    En este Trabajo Fin de Grado se confecciona una lista de comprobación de los requisitos que deben cumplir los pesqueros que faenan en la región de Murcia, para estandarizar las actuaciones a la hora de la vigilancia pesquera que pueda llevarse a cabo por parte de las lanchas de vigilancia aduanera. Los barcos y el acceso de los mismos a los recursos pesqueros están regulados mediante el Censo de Buques de Pesca Marítima, la Ley 2/2007, de 12 de marzo, de Pesca Marítima y Acuicultura de la reg...

  15. El periodismo médico en la periferia española durante el primer tercio del siglo XX: Aproximación a la biografía y obra de José Sánchez Pozuelos (Murcia, c. 1885 - 1936

    López González, José


    Full Text Available The biographical career of the physician José Sánchez Pozuelos and his contribution to the medical journalism in the first third of the twentieth century have been studied. In Murcia, as in the rest of Spain, this was a period of cultural and scientific excellence manifested, among other things, by the publication of many medical journals with the aim of disseminating the most relevant scientific production, the national as well as the foreign one. In this context, doctor José Sánchez Pozuelos who was belonging to the bourgeoisie that held the political local power and was also identified with conservative and religious ideologies as well as concerned with overcoming the backwardness of his homeland, founded and directed Murcia Médica (1915-1918 and Estudios Médicos (1920, 1924-1934. Both journals became the disseminating tool for the activity of the Murcia´s Royal Academy of Medicine, but also for other Spanish professionals and for the most relevant papers from various national and international publications; Estudios Médicos also came to be the Spanish medical journal with the largest circulation. The atmosphere of social unrest that preceded the military uprising of 1936 and the war that followed it truncated the development of these publications and the careers of the professionals that promoted them.Se estudia la trayectoria biográfica y la contribución de José Sánchez Pozuelos (Murcia, c. 1885-1936 al periodismo médico español del primer tercio del siglo XX, una época que en Murcia, como en el resto de España, fue un período de resurgir cultural y científico manifestado, entre otras cosas, por la edición de numerosas revistas médicas que pretendieron difundir entre los profesionales la producción científica más relevante, nacional y extranjera. En ese marco el médico José Sánchez Pozuelos, perteneciente a la burguesía murciana que detentaba el poder político local, e identificado con ideologías de car

  16. Long-term Effect of Pig Slurry Application on Soil Carbon Storage, Quality and Yield Sustainability in Murcia Region, Spain

    Büyükkılıç Yanardaǧ, Asuman


    Sustainability of agriculture is now a major global concern, especially since the 1980s. Soil organic matter is very important in the proper functions of the soil, which is also a good indicator of soil quality. This is due to its influence on many of the chemical, physical, and biological processes that control the capacity of a soil to perform properly. Understanding of nutrient supply through organic matter mineralization in agricultural systems is essential for maintaining long-term quality and productivity. The composition of pig manure will have a profound impact on soil properties, quality and crop yield when used in agriculture. We studied the effects of pig slurry (PS) application as an organic fertilizer, trying to determine the optimum amount that can be added to the soil, and the effect on soil properties, quality, and productivity. We applied 3 different doses on silty loam soils: Single (D1), Double (D2), Triple (D3) and unfertilized plots (C) served as controls. Samples were collected at two different levels, surface (0-30 cm) and subsurface (30-60 cm). D1 application dose, which is the agronomic rate of N-requirement (170 kg N/ha/yr) (European Directive 91/676/CEE), is very appropriate in term of sustainable agriculture and also can improve physical, chemical and biological soil properties. Therefore that the long-term use of PS with low dose may necessarily enhance soil quality in the long term. There are many factors to be considered when attempting to assess the overall net impact of a management practice on productivity. Additions of pig manure to soils at agronomic rates (170 kg N ha-1 yr-1) to match crop nutrient requirements are expected to have a positive impact on soil productivity. Therefore, the benefits from the use of application depend on the management of PS, carbon and environmental quality. However, PS have high micronutrient contents, and for this reason the application of high doses can pollute soils and damage human, animal and plant health, which is not suitable in term of sustainable agriculture. Keywords: Management, Pig slurry, Productivity, Quality, Soil.

  17. Cultural references in the field of flora: translation strategies in tourist brochures of the region of Murcia (Spain)

    Jorge Soto Almela

    2014-01-01 bien sabido que la traducción de las referencias culturales presentes en un texto origen (TO) constituye uno de los mayores retos a los que ha de enfrentarse el traductor de textos turísticos. De hecho, el texto turístico se convierte en un verdadero punto de encuentro en el que convergen culturemas procedentes de muy diversos ámbitos como la gastronomía, el patrimonio cultural e incluso el medio natural. Es este último ámbito el que ocupa e...


    Ignacio Aliaga Sola


    Full Text Available Desde las postrimerías del siglo XX, el municipio de Murcia ha venido experimentando grandes desarrollos urbanísticos. Mientras el núcleo urbano capitalino se consolida y extiende por sus huertas aledañas, grandes urbanizaciones periféricas asociadas o no a campos de golf, aparecen en su periferia, atestiguando nuevos modelos de crecimiento disperso y ciudad difusa. Una nueva visión del territorio y un nuevo modelo de desarrollo socioeconómico que en los albores del siglo XXI, traen para el área municipal de Murcia cambios en los usos del suelo y el paisaje. Como muestra de este particular fenómeno, en el presente trabajo se analizarán algunos de los proyectos urbanísticos que están dando lugar a nuevos espacios residenciales al Sur del término municipal, en la unidad espacial tradicionalmente conocida como .

  19. Autopista Ronda-Oeste de Murcia – España

    Editorial, Equipo


    Full Text Available The Ronda-West expressway in Murcia detours the traffic of route CN-301, from Madrid to Cartagena, around the center of the city, thereby facilitating the routing of vehicular traffic. This expressway consists of two access roads, four cloverleaves, three viaducts, two elevated bypasses and a large amount of masonry work. The structures are built with post-stressed beams, replaced in some stretches by prestressed slabs or also post-stressed slabs, and abutments made with formwork. The foundations have been laid over piles in situ.La autopista Ronda- Oeste de Murcia evita el paso del tráfico de la carretera CN-301, de Madrid a Cartagena, por el centro de la ciudad, con lo que facilita la ordenación de la circulación rodada. Dicha autopista consta de dos enlaces, cuatro nudos, tres viaductos, dos pasos elevados y una gran obra de fábrica. Las estructuras están realizadas a base de vigas postensadas, sustituidas en algunos tramos por losas pretensadas o también postensadas y estribos realizados con cimbra. La cimentación se ha hecho sobre pilotes in situ.

  20. Evaluation and development of digital competence in future primary school teachers at the University of Murcia

    Isabel Gutiérrez Porlán


    Full Text Available This paper presents the findings of a study carried out in the academic year 2014-2015 at the faculty of Education of the University of Murcia with first year degree students in Primary Education studying Research and ICT. The study started with the application of the DIGCOM questionnaire to analyze the digital competences of 134 students. The questionnaire served as an initial task to help students reflect on their digital competences. The subject was developed around tasks which adopted a transversal approach and used the nature of the contents itself to direct and improve students’ digital competencies. Finally, the initial questionnaire was reformulated and run in order to ascertain the students’ self-perception of their improvement in these competencies through the tasks they had performed. Below we present the tasks carried out, the organization of each subject and the most relevant data regarding the self-perception of digital competencies of the future primary school teachers enrolled at the University of Murcia. The data reveal, on the one hand, that the students participating consider themselves to be competent in the most basic aspects of digital competencies and, on the other, their perception that the work done in the subject has helped them quite a lot in improving their competencies.

  1. El control de la verdad: los Murcia de la Llana, una familia de correctores de libros

    Díaz Moreno, Félix


    Full Text Available The Murcia de la Llana family almost developed throughout a century one of the most significant tasks and as well more not knowing within the complicated process by which a manuscript had to pass until leaving the presss: the book correction. Through its hands they passed most of weitings of century XVII, many of which would later achieve a success without preceding case of the Quijote de Miguel de Cervantes. This study articulates on the basis of a series of the documentary news, many unpublished, that try to clarify the complex relation of kinships, as well as interesting data on the office of general book corrector.La familia Murcia de la Llana desarrolló a lo largo de casi un siglo una de las tareas más significativas y a su vez más desconocidas dentro del complicado proceso por el que un manuscrito debía transcurrir hasta abandonar la imprenta: la corrección de libros. Por sus manos pasaron la mayor parte de los escritos del siglo XVII, muchos de los cuales alcanzarían posteriormente un éxito sin precedentes, caso del Quijote de Miguel de Cervantes. Este estudio se articula en base a una serie de noticias documentales, muchas inéditas, que intentan esclarecer la compleja relación de parentescos, así como interesantes datos sobre el oficio de corrector general de libros.

  2. Diseño del plan estratégico de la empresa Fraternidad-Muprespa en la Región de Murcia

    Cano Moreno, José Carlos


    Murcia, e interno de la Mutua Fraternidad-Muprespa en la delegación de Murcia, se llega a la principal conclusión: están sometidas a una rígida regulación, que conlleva que sea un sector con poca competencia (13 en la Región de Murcia) y muy fuertes (fusiones) con unidad de negocio tasada por ley (precios, sueldos, prestaciones económicas, asistencia sanitaria, etc). Todo ello, hace que quede poco margen de maniobra para conseguir diferenciarse de la competencia. Se pretende...

  3. Los primeros grupos humanos depredadores en el sur de la Peninsula (Andalucía, Murcia, Albacete.

    Ricardo Montes Bernardez


    Full Text Available En este trabajo se traza una revisión y una síntesis general sobre el estado de la investigación acerca del Paleolítico Inferior en el Sur de la Península Ibérica : Andalucía, Murcia y Sur de Albacete.

  4. Territorio, población y vivienda en la región de Murcia 2001-2011

    Juan Ortín García


    Se presenta un análisis de las transformaciones en la vivienda en la Región de Murcia y los procesos dinámicos socio-territoriales que éstos han conllevado, el contexto actual y las perspectivas y propuestas de futuro que debieran suscitarse a partir de lo acontecido.

  5. La desamortización eclesiástica y el destino de los conventos suprimidos en Murcia

    Joaquín Martínez Pino


    Full Text Available En este artículo se atiende la normativa desamortizadora del siglo XIX y su vinculación con la aparición de una conciencia de tipo patrimonial en España. Se trata igualmente el destino de los conventos suprimidos, con especial atención la ciudad de Murcia.

  6. The newly defiant working-class attitude in the province of Murcia during the 1960s: industrial disputes and rural unrest | Nueva actitud obrera de desafío en los años sesenta en la provincia de Murcia: conflictividad industrial y agraria

    Gloria Bayona Fernández


    Full Text Available The wave of workers' strikes that began at the start of the 1960s and grew in importance during the 1970s may in itself be regarded as a highly significant feature of the crisis of the Franco regime, and if there were many different forms of collective action as well a variety of participants, it must be stressed that of all these means of collective action, the workers' strikes were the most conspicuous both in terms of the large number of participants and their impact on economic life. In this climate of strikes and growing unrest, the dispute that began in the Asturian mining industry in 1962 should be emphasized, since it had a major influence throughout Spain, an example of which would be the industrial disputes that broke out in the mining area and in the Bazán naval construction company in Cartagena, which led to a genuine revival of the workers' movement in the industrial and agricultural sectors in the province of Murcia. | El movimiento huelguístico obrero iniciado a principios de la década de los sesenta y consolidado en los setenta constituye un fenómeno de máxima relevancia en la crisis del régimen franquista, y si bien hubieron pluralidad de formas de acción colectiva y también variedad de participantes, lo cierto es que, de entre esas diversas acciones colectivas, las huelgas de los trabajadores fueron las más llamativas tanto por el alto número de participantes como por su repercusión en la vida económica. En este ambiente huelguístico de creciente malestar, hay que destacar el conflicto iniciado y desarrollado en la minería asturiana a partir de 1962 que ejerció una importante influencia en todo el país, señalando entre otros entornos geográficos la conflictividad generada en la zona minera y la empresa de construcción naval de Bazán en Cartagena, produciéndose desde aquí una auténtica reactivación del movimiento obrero en el ámbito laboral-industrial y agrario en la provincia de Murcia.

  7. Soil Properties Database of Spanish Soils Volume IV.- Valencia and Murcia; Base de Datos de Propiedades Edafologicas de los Suelos Espanoles Volumen IV.- Valencia y Murcia

    Trueba, C.; Millan, R.; Schmid, T.; Roquero, C.; Magister, M.


    The soil vulnerability determines the sensitivity of the soil after an accidental radioactive contamination due to Cs-137 and Sr-90. The Departamento de Impacto Ambiental de la Energia of CIEMAT is carrying out an assessment of the radiological vulnerability of the different Spanish soils found on the Iberian Peninsula. This requires the knowledge of the soil properties for the various types of existing soils. In order to achieve this aim, a bibliographical compilation of soil profiles has been made to characterize the different soil types and create a database of their properties. Depending on the year of publication and the type of documentary source, the information compiled from the available bibliography very heterogeneous. Therefore, an important effort has been made to normalize and process the information prior to its incorporation to the database. This volume presents the criteria applied to normalize and process the data as well as the soil properties of the various soil types belonging to the Comunidades Autonomas de Valencia and Murcia. (Author) 63 refs.

  8. La Librería de Juan Polo en Murcia a mediados del siglo XVIII Juan Polo's library in Murcia in the middle of the XVIII Century

    Amparo García Cuadrado


    Full Text Available A través del análisis del inventario de los bienes dejados a su muerte por el librero Juan Polo, junto a la utilización de otras fuentes archivísticas, se retrata el perfil vital y las actividades desarrolladas por este profesional del libro en la Murcia de mediados del siglo XVIII. La trascripción e identificación de los libros y otros impresos menores reseñados en el inventario y, sobre todo, la cuantía de ejemplares por título ha permitido abordar el tipo de clientela de la librería y la aceptación o el éxito de determinados productos editoriales, siempre en consonancia con unas necesidades prácticas, formativas o recreativas y con unos hábitos lectores fácilmente reconocibles.The profile and activities carried out by the bookseller Juan Polo during the XVIII century are analyzed through the inventory of assets and other archival sources which remained after his death. The identification and transcription of books and other minor works recorded in the inventory, and above all the quantity of existing copies of each title, allow us to also depict the profile of regular clients, and to assess the degree of success attained by certain publishing products. Practical, recreational or educational needs were also kept in mind in order to acknowledge easily recognizable reader's habits.

  9. I Congreso de Jóvenes Investigadores del Mundo Antiguo de la Universidad de Murcia.

    Conesa Navarro, Pedro David


    Full Text Available Entre los días 26 y 29 de marzo del año 2013 en la Facultad de Letras de la Universidad de Murcia, tuvo lugar el I Congreso Internacional de Jóvenes Investigadores del Mundo Antiguo organizado por el Centro de Estudios del Próximo Oriente y la Antigüedad Tardía (CEPOAT de dicha Universidad. Como centro de estudios que está al servicio de la comunidad científica, uno de sus principales retos es la difusión del mundo antiguo en todos sus aspectos (historia, arqueología, filología, derecho, antropología, didáctica… a todo interesado en el campo de la Antigüedad.

  10. Factores de riesgo cardiovascular en la región de Murcia, España

    Tormo Díaz María José


    Full Text Available FUNDAMENTO: La Región de Murcia es un área de alta mortalidad coronaria y cerebrovascular en el contexto español. Además, la tendencia en mortalidad coronaria, descendente en pr��cticamente todas las áreas geográficas españolas, se ha incrementado en ésta ligeramente durante el periodo 1985-1991. En este estudio se evalúan las prevalencias poblacionales de diferentes factores de riesgo cardiovascular en la Región de Murcia. MÉTODOS: El trabajo se ha realizado mediante una encuesta a una población muestral representativa de la población adulta de la región (18-65 años, en la que se obtuvo una tasa de respuesta del 61%. Se realizó medición estandarizada de la tensión arterial, de la obesidad y de los lípidos séricos, junto a la aplicación de un cuestionario sobre consumo de tabaco, actividad física y diabetes. Presentación de datos estandarizados globales y truncados para los grupos de edad de 35-64 años. La recogida de información se llevó a cabo desde noviembre de 1991 a marzo de 1993. RESULTADOS: La prevalencia de consumo de tabaco resultante es de 54,4% en hombres y 31,3% en mujeres. Las cifras de hipertensión son superiores en los hombres (32,3% prevalencia, 16,4% tratamiento, 2,6% control del total de hipertensos y 15,6% control entre sólo los hipertensos tratados que en las mujeres (23,7%, 34,3%, 9,5% y 27,8%, respectivamente. Las cifras medias de colesterol son bajas en ambos sexos así como altas las cifras de HDL-colesterol en todos los grupos de edad. El Índice de Masa Corporal medio es 26,7 en ambos sexos, aunque las mujeres presentan una mayor variabilidad. La prevalencia de diabetes declarada se sitúa alrededor del 3-4%. CONCLUSIONES: Comparadas estas cifras, para los grupos de edad correspondientes, con las proporcionadas por el estudio MONICA y otros estudios en población adulta española se observa que, salvo el elevado consumo de tabaco y el alto índice de obesidad, la prevalencia de factores

  11. Acción local, turismo y patrimonio en la Comunidad de Murcia

    Aurelio Cebrián Abellán


    Full Text Available Frente a una carencia de política general sobre turismo cultural hay acciones diversificadas, tanto comunitarias como nacionales y regionales, que tratan de aprovechar a un turismo cultural emergente, y que aporta notable repercusión a las economías locales. Pero en las entidades donde los bienes declarados de interés cultural no son abundantes aún se requiere de alianzas y de la creación de fórmulas originales y sostenibles, sobre todo cuando se dispone de una demanda de derivación, desde la costa y desde centros consolidados, como es el caso de la Comunidad de Murcia.

  12. Agua y Plan Hidrológico en la Región de Murcia

    Miguel Ángel Tobarra González


    Full Text Available En este trabajo se plantea la necesidad de contemplar el agua como un activo social y no sólo como un mero factor de producción, admitiendo que esta última concepción proporciona un alto valor a la producción final agraria regional. Se hace, además, un análisis de las demandas y consumos de agua, se estudian las causas y consecuencias de la escasez de recursos hídricos que conduce inevitablemente a la sobreexplotación de los acuíferos. Finalmente se estudian los precios y problemas de los distintos tipos de agua que se consumen en la región de Murcia y las razones por las cuales es necesario que cuanto antes se culmine el Plan Hidrológico Nacional.

  13. Influence of lamb rennet paste on the lipolytic and sensory profile of Murcia al Vino cheese.

    Ferrandini, E; Castillo, M; de Renobales, M; Virto, M D; Garrido, M D; Rovira, S; López, M B


    The influence of lamb rennet paste (71.1% chymosin, 177 international milk-clotting units/mL, 4.57U/g of lipase activity) during the ripening of Murcia al Vino goat cheese was studied. The aim of this study was to improve the knowledge of the effect of lamb rennet paste on the lipolytic patterns in this type of cheese by reference to the evolution of total and free fatty acids. A sensory analysis was carried out to compare cheeses made with commercial and paste rennet. The rennet paste showed higher lipolytic activity, enhancing the production of short-chain free fatty acids. In addition, the cheese produced with lamb rennet paste had a slightly more bitter and piquant taste, making it an attractive commercial alternative that can be used to develop new varieties of goat cheese. Copyright © 2012 American Dairy Science Association. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  14. [The Murcia Twin Registry. A resource for research on health-related behaviour].

    Ordoñana, Juan R; Sánchez Romera, Juan F; Colodro-Conde, Lucía; Carrillo, Eduvigis; González-Javier, Francisca; Madrid-Valero, Juan J; Morosoli-García, José J; Pérez-Riquelme, Francisco; Martínez-Selva, José M


    Genetically informative designs and, in particular, twin studies, are the most widely used methodology to analyse the relative contribution of genetic and environmental factors to inter-individual variability. These studies basically compare the degree of phenotypical similarity between monozygotic and dizygotic twin pairs. In addition to the traditional estimate of heritability, this kind of registry enables a wide variety of analyses which are unique due to the characteristics of the sample. The Murcia Twin Registry is population-based and focused on the analysis of health-related behaviour. The observed prevalence of health problems is comparable to that of other regional and national reference samples, which guarantees its representativeness. Overall, the characteristics of the Registry facilitate developing various types of research as well as genetically informative designs, and collaboration with different initiatives and consortia. Copyright © 2016 SESPAS. Publicado por Elsevier España, S.L.U. All rights reserved.


    A.B. Pérez


    Full Text Available Dentro de la Comunidad de Murcia, la Comarca del Alto Guadalentín representa el 7,01% del total de la superficie murciana dedicada a agricultura ecológica. En este trabajo se analiza el perfil del agricultor ecológico en la Comarca del Alto Guadalentín para ello se realizaron encuestas al 74,03% de los agricultores de la zona, según los datos obtenidos del Consejo Agricultura Ecológica de la Región de Murcia. Los resultados obtenidos revelan que casi el 50% de los agricultores de la Comarca del Alto Guadalentín se inició como agricultor ecológico mediante un cambio del sistema de agricultura convencional hacia la agricultura ecológica, siendo el factor económico con casi el 57% uno de los principales motivos para pasar de un tipo de agricultura a otro. Por otro lado, el mayor porcentaje de los agricultores ecológicos del Alto Guadalentín (35% se encuentran en un intervalo de edad entre 46 y 55 años. El 28% tienen entre 36 y 45 años y casi el 25% tienen una edad superior a 56 años. Solamente el 12,28% de los agricultores de la Comarca tienen edades inferiores a los 36 años. El 87% de los agricultores del Alto Guadalentín no pertenecen a ningún tipo de asociación.

  16. Comparing RTK positioning from updated REGAM and MERISTEMUM CORS networks in Southeast Spain

    Giménez, Elena; Selmira Garrido, Ma; de Lacy, Ma Clara; Gil, Antonio J.


    For many countries, regional networks of Continuously Operating Reference Station (CORS) are the basic infrastructure to support the needs of users requiring positioning with centimeter-scale accuracy. However, nationwide NRTK (RTK Network) coverage is often not economically viable for countries with large rural regions. In contrast, for administrative reasons and social proximity sometimes several networks may cover the same territory. Reference station placement affects the quality of the positioning services and the cost of the network. Spain has a high density of regional NRTK networks. Indeed, the Region of Murcia has two such networks: REGAM and MERISTEMUM. REGAM uses the MAC (Master Auxiliary Concept) and MERISTEMUM uses the VRS (Virtual Reference Station), which are currently the most commonly used approaches to generate network RTK corrections. Control tests based on simultaneous determination of position have been performed in the Region of Murcia to analyze the performance of the REGAM and MERISTEMUM networks. The results confirm that both the VRS and MAC network solutions provide centimeter-scale accuracy: the positioning error for the test points inside the NRTK cells is lesser than 1.5 cm in planimetry and around 3.5 cm in height. The ambiguity resolution, the coverage and the connection to the networks services were highly satisfactory.

  17. Controlling factors in the dynamics of soil organic carbon from the region of Murcia; Factores de control en la dinamica del Carbono Organico de los suelos de la Region de Murcia

    Albaladejo, J.; Martinez-Mena, M.; Almagro, M.; Ruiz-navarro, A.; Ortiz, R.


    Sequestration and accumulation of C on the soil is a useful way to reduce the atmospheric concentration of CO{sub 2} and to mitigate the climate change. The purpose of this study was to identify the key factors which determine the accumulation and permanence of CO on the soils of the Murcia Region. The study was arranged from data displayed on the Murcia Region Soils Map (1:100.000). The results showed that quantity of stored CO in the 30cm superficial soil is significantly different depending on soil uses, soil type, altitude and texture. One conclusion is that changes from natural vegetation to cultivated soil are the greatest cause of losses of CO of soil. The increasing of altitude and proportion of thin-silt + clay contributes to CE accumulation. In altitude, the speed of mineralization of organic materials decreases, and the thin particles stimulate the physical protection and the chemical stabilization of CO of soil. (Author) 8 refs.

  18. Validation of the geographic position of EPER-Spain industries

    Aragonés Nuria


    Full Text Available Abstract Background The European Pollutant Emission Register in Spain (EPER-Spain is a public inventory of pollutant industries created by decision of the European Union. The location of these industries is geocoded and the first published data correspond to 2001. Publication of these data will allow for quantification of the effect of proximity to one or more such plant on cancer and all-cause mortality observed in nearby towns. However, as errors have been detected in the geocoding of many of the pollutant foci shown in the EPER, it was decided that a validation study should be conducted into the accuracy of these co-ordinates. EPER-Spain geographic co-ordinates were drawn from the European Environment Agency (EEA server and the Spanish Ministry of the Environment (MOE. The Farm Plot Geographic Information System (Sistema de Información Geográfica de Parcelas Agrícolas (SIGPAC enables orthophotos (digitalized aerial images of any territorial point across Spain to be obtained. Through a search of co-ordinates in the SIGPAC, all the industrial foci (except farms were located. The quality criteria used to ascertain possible errors in industrial location were high, medium and low quality, where industries were situated at a distance of less than 500 metres, more than 500 metres but less than 1 kilometre, and more than 1 kilometre from their real locations, respectively. Results Insofar as initial registry quality was concerned, 84% of industrial complexes were inaccurately positioned (low quality according to EEA data versus 60% for Spanish MOE data. The distribution of the distances between the original and corrected co-ordinates for each of the industries on the registry revealed that the median error was 2.55 kilometres for Spain overall (according to EEA data. The Autonomous Regions that displayed most errors in industrial geocoding were Murcia, Canary Islands, Andalusia and Madrid. Correct co-ordinates were successfully allocated to 100


    Marie Francois


    Full Text Available El agua en España está considerada como un factor primordial de desarrollo y su escasez como un handicap que se debe corregir. En esta política del agua, los medios de comunicación juegan un papel relevante. Los temas de la sequía y de la aridez son utilizados como instrumentos de propaganda para que la población se una para apoyar su demanda. En la Región de Murcia, los medios hacen de portavoces del Gobierno Regional dirigido por el Partido Popular. Murcia tiene la voluntad de orientar su desarrollo económico y social hacia el turismo donde los complejos hoteleros y residenciales con piscinas y campos de golf (Resorts constituyan el elemento central. Así, en algunas zonas afectadas por el desarrollo de proyectos turísticos y la urbanización emergen los conflictos.

  20. El pecio fenicio del Bajo de la Campana (Murcia, España y el comercio del marfil norteafricano

    Alfredo MEDEROS


    Full Text Available RESUMEN: En el pecio del Bajo de la Campana (Cartagena, Murcia, coexisten materiales arqueológicos de cinco procedencias: marfil norteafricano, estaño de Galicia o norte de Portugal, cerámica fenicia del litoral malagueño, galena argentífera quizás de Murcia y un ánfora ovoide centromediterránea, quizás sarda, lo que refleja la heterogeneidad de la carga en una embarcación fenicia. Puede fecharse a partir de la combinación de la cronología del ánfora ovoide y de las ánforas R-l tardías,, ca. 625-575 a. C. En cuatro de las defensas de los elefantes aparecen graffiti fenicios, del tipo de bd'strt "siervo" y r'mlk "recaudador", que pueden identificar al receptor del marfil, propietario de la mercancía, de un centro artesanal donde estos marfiles eran trabajados para convertirse en piezas de lujo.ABSTRACT: In the wreck of the Bajo de la Campana -Sandbank of the Bell- (Cartagena, Murcia, coexist archaeological materials from five origins: North African ivory, tin of Galicia or North Portugal, Malaga Phoenician pottery, silver-bearing galena perhaps of Murcia and a centromediterranean ovoid amphora, perhaps of Sardinia, what reflects the cargo heterogeneity in a Phoenician vessel. It can be dated as of the combination of the chronology of the ovoid amphora and the late R-l amphoras,, ca. 625-575 B.C. In four of the defenses of the elephants appear Phoenician graffiti, of the type of bd'strt "serf" and r'mlk "collector", that they can identify to the receiving of the ivory, proprietary of the merchandise, in a crafts center where these ivories were worked to be converted into luxury pieces.

  1. The cultural dialogue on the domestic dimension of care to immigrant caregivers in Spain1

    Morales-Moreno, Isabel; Giménez-Fernández, Maravillas; Echevarría-Pérez, Paloma


    Objectives: to determine how the immigration phenomenon influences the response to informal care in the domestic level through the caregiver activity, and to analyze the cultural dialogue established in the residential area of Murcia (Spain). Method: This is an ethnographic study, conducted in 26 informal immigrant caregivers. As data collection instruments, semi-structured interviews and participant observation were employed. MAXQDA-2 assisted content analysis was also applied. Results: the immigrant caregiver is the main consumer of traditional medicines, extending these health practices to her home group. A cultural dialogue is established on informal care, characterized by interculturalism and mutual adaptation. Conclusions: cultural hybridization was identified for informal caregivers, immigrants and cultural integration: new health care practices and cultural behaviors in informal systems. There is a transformation in the roles of family members attended in domestic environments, increasing quality of life and self care. They represent an alternative to medicalization, promoting self-management of health. PMID:26487131

  2. The cultural dialogue on the domestic dimension of care to immigrant caregivers in Spain

    Isabel Morales-Moreno


    Full Text Available Objectives: to determine how the immigration phenomenon influences the response to informal care in the domestic level through the caregiver activity, and to analyze the cultural dialogue established in the residential area of Murcia (Spain.Method: This is an ethnographic study, conducted in 26 informal immigrant caregivers. As data collection instruments, semi-structured interviews and participant observation were employed. MAXQDA-2 assisted content analysis was also applied.Results: the immigrant caregiver is the main consumer of traditional medicines, extending these health practices to her home group. A cultural dialogue is established on informal care, characterized by interculturalism and mutual adaptation.Conclusions: cultural hybridization was identified for informal caregivers, immigrants and cultural integration: new health care practices and cultural behaviors in informal systems. There is a transformation in the roles of family members attended in domestic environments, increasing quality of life and self care. They represent an alternative to medicalization, promoting self-management of health.

  3. Training for quality management: report on a nationwide distance learning initiative for physicians in Spain.

    Saturno, P J


    Under the sponsorship of a pharmaceutical firm, a distance-learning course on Quality Management methods was developed at the University of Murcia (Spain) and offered nationwide to primary health care physicians working in the public system. A total of 7104 physicians (47.7% of the census) signed up (at least one in 92.2% of the health centres). The course content follows the author's model of quality improvement, monitoring and design trilogy, but focuses mainly on methods for a quality improvement cycle using a learning-by-doing and problem-solving approach. The unexpected success of this initiative has led us to reflect on the interest in learning about quality improvement methods shown by physicians, the usefulness of the distance-learning approach, and also to continue the project with new initiatives such as: a summary poster, software containing all the necessary tools and data analysis for quality improvement, and a manual.


    Ruiz-Cano, Domingo; Zamora, Salvador; Frutos, María José; López-Jiménez, José Ángel; Pérez-Llamas, Francisca


    Objetivos: mejorar la composición nutritiva y las características saludables del pastel de carne de Murcia (PCM), manteniendo sus apreciadas cualidades organolépticas y el diseño de un PCM funcional, mediante la adición de un ingrediente natural rico en fuctooligosacáridos. Métodos: mediante cambios relacionados con el tipo y cantidad de algunos de sus ingredientes se han elaborado diversas formulaciones del PCM (PCM saludable y PCM funcional). Se ha determinado la composición nutritiva, el valor calórico, el perfil de ácidos grasos y la calidad de la grasa. Además, se han valorado diversos atributos sensoriales y la aceptación global utilizando una escala descriptiva hedónica de nueve puntos. Resultados y discusión: el PCM saludable presenta un menor contenido de energía (15,4%), grasa total (39%), grasa saturada (48%) y sal (45%), así como una disminución de la potencial capacidad aterogénica (27%), trombogénica (30%) e hipercolesterolémica (30%) que el PCM tradicional. De las cuatro cantidades ensayadas (2,5, 5, 10 y 15%), solo la sustitución del 2,5 y 5% del ingrediente funcional no disminuyeron la aceptación global del PCM funcional, en comparación con el PCM tradicional. Conclusiones: los cambios en la formulación han mejorado la composición nutritiva y las características saludables del PCM tradicional, manteniendo sus cualidades organolépticas. El PCM funcional, elaborado con el ingrediente funcional al 5%, representa una mejora factible en las características funcionales del alimento estudiado. Estas estrategias contribuyen a mantener este tipo de alimentos tradicionales y a evitar la pérdida en la cultura, identidad y herencia gastronómica de España en general y de la Región de Murcia en particular.

  5. Materiales y técnicas constructivas en la Murcia andalusí (siglos X-XIII

    Navarro Palazón, Julio


    Full Text Available The evolution of the materials and building techniques of the andalusian city of Murcia between the 9th and 13th centuries are here studied, mainly based on the new information provided by the numerous archaeological excavations that have been carried out in the city for the last thirty years, related especially to residential architecture. After its accuracy analysis, some differences between the buildings techniques manufactured in the 10th and 11th centuries and those later attributed to 12th and 13th centuries have been identified, being thus highly important to describe them by remarking at the same time those distinguishing features. Problems related to the absolute chronology of these building techniques are also discussed, highlighting the definitive information currently known. With the main aim of analysing how general these remarks are or, on the contrary, if they depend on the regionalization phenomenon characterizing the andalusian recording material, we will compare the information obtained in Murcia with those coming from other andalusian sites, located these far away from the studied area. Finally, we will check if there are differences between the rural and urban environments by comparing the materials and building techniques recorded in two coetaneous sites in Murcia, both sited close to the same river Segura and 40 km distant from each other: the city of Murcia (a large madîna and the deserted settlement of Siyâsa (a hisn.En el presente trabajo estudiamos la evolución de los materiales y técnicas constructivas en la Murcia andalusí, durante un periodo de tiempo que se extiende entre los siglos X y XIII, para lo que nos basaremos especialmente en la rica información extraída de las numerosas excavaciones efectuadas en dicha ciudad, que se refiere sobre todo a arquitectura residencial. Tras su exhaustivo análisis hemos identificado algunas diferencias entre las fábricas de los siglos X y XI y las posteriores de los

  6. HYDRAULICS, Cerro Gordo County, Iowa

    Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security — Survey data includes spatial datasets and data tables necessary to digitally represent data collected in the survey phase of the study. (Source: FEMA Guidelines and...


    Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security — The Floodplain Mapping/Redelineation study deliverables depict and quantify the flood risks for the study area. The primary risk classifications used are the...

  8. Políticas institucionales y turismo cultural. El ejemplo de la Comunidad de Murcia

    Aurelio Cebrián Abellán


    Full Text Available La escasa atención al turismo cultural por parte de las políticas institucionales comunitarias y españolas coincide con los cambios experimentados desde hace una década en la concepción de la oferta de turismo cultural basada en un patrimonio considerado en su sentido amplio. Una y otra circunstancia obligan al desarrollo cada vez más amplio de vías comunitarias diferentes a las iniciativas, y sobre todo a la conjunción estrecha de esfuerzos públicos y privados. La efectividad de estas actuaciones en turismo cultural, permanente o efímero, aparece bien desarrollada en la Comunidad de Murcia, con ejemplos definidos por una clara línea de colaboración interinstitucional e interterritorial tendentes a aprovechar al patrimonio y a la demanda al alza con el objetivo de dinamizar a enclaves locales mediante vías diferentes de captación de un mercado amplio o sectorial.


    Carlos Moya Ortega


    Full Text Available Las importantes ganancias en esperanza de vida logradas en los últimos años, junto con tasas de fecundidad inferiores al nivel de reemplazo, han originado un progresivo envejecimiento de la población española, que se manifestará en un descenso ininterrumpido de la población en edad de trabajar y en un aumento continuado de la proporción de población de más de 65 años. La Región de Murcia, aunque presenta mejores expectativas demográficas que otras regiones españolas, también experimenta un notable envejecimiento de su población. De este modo, si no se mejora la situación actual de dependencia y recesión económica, el Estado del Bienestar puede verse comprometido en su mantenimiento y su continuidad será más difícil con una estructura demográfica envejecida.


    Aurelio Cebrián Abellán


    Full Text Available El turismo de naturaleza se mantiene al alza porque España dispone de un patrimonio biológico de excepcional riqueza. Y en la Comunidad de Murcia, una región de transición, los hábitats aportan diversidad con endemismos, que explica la abundancia de lugares de interés comunitario, importancia comunitaria, de especial protección para las aves, regionales prioritarios¿, con figuras de protección diversas. En ellos se enclavan diez tipos de humedales, costeros y de interior, que en número alcanzan el centenar, con algunos que complementan usos, tradicionales o nuevos, y que albergan a una notable riqueza y actividad biológica. Conforman una pieza angular de la diversificación y desestacionalización turística, ya que se dispone de usuarios repetitivos, practicantes mayoritarios de la fotografía, y observación de la fauna o flora, que pueden ser captados o derivados desde el dominante turismo de sol y playa.

  11. Lead and cadmium in wild birds in southeastern Spain

    Garcia-Fernandez, A.J.; Sanchez-Garcia, J.A.; Luna, A. [Univ. of Murcia (Spain); Jimenez-Montalban, P. [Regional Environmental Agency, Murcia (Spain). Centro de Recuperacion de Fauna Silvestre El Valle


    The main purpose of this study was to monitor exposure to lead and cadmium in wild birds in Murcia, a southeastern region of Spain on the Mediterranean coast. This region lies on one of the African-European flyways. Samples of liver, kidney, brain, bone, and whole blood from several species of wild birds were obtained during 1993. The authors found a clear relationship between cadmium and lead concentrations in birds and their feedings habits. Vultures (Gyps fulvus) had the highest concentrations of lead (mean 40 {micro}g/dl in blood), and seagulls (Larus argentatus and Larus ridibundus) the highest concentrations of cadmium (mean 4.43 {micro}g/g in kidney). Insectivores had high concentrations of both metals, and diurnal and nocturnal raptors showed the lowest tissue concentrations. The findings that tissue and blood concentrations were generally not elevated suggests environmental (rather than acute) exposure. Birds from more industrialized areas of the region studied here had higher concentrations of both lead and cadmium.

  12. Extense historical droughts in Spain derived from documentary sources

    Dominguez-Castro, F.; García-Herrera, R.; Barriendos, M.


    Documentary records, specially those from rogation ceremonies have been extensively used to build proxy series of droughts and floods in Spain. Most of the work done previously has focused in the abstraction of the documents and building of the individual series, but less attention has been paid to the joint analysis of this type of records. This is problematic because, due to the diversity of Spanish climates, the climatological meaning of the rogation ceremonies changes depending on the considered region. This paper aims to analyse the spatial extension of drought events from the rogation records from Barcelona, Bilbao, Gerona, Murcia, Seville, Tarragona, Toledo, Tortosa and Zamora, which cover the 16th to 19th centuries. The representativeness of each of them is analysed taking into account the local climate and the series variability. Then the spatial scale of the recorded droughts is examined at seasonal scale. The results show high multidecadal variability, with the driest periods at national scale recorded during the 1680s, 1730s and 1780s. Finally, the dry years of 1680, 1683 and 1817 are analysed in detail.

  13. Monitoring pasture damage in subarid conditions in south of Spain.

    Díaz, Felix; Saa-Requejo, Antonio; Martín-Sotoca, Juan J.; Dalezios, Nicolas; Tarquis, Ana M.


    This work analyzes four areas in Murcia region (Spain) to study the application of the indexed pastures insurances in arid and subarid conditions. For this purpose four zones of 2,5 km have been selected, all of them close to meteorological stations, with records covering the period since 2001 to 2012 and with compound MODIS images of 500 m x 500 m from eight days intervals on that period. In addition to obtain historical series of the Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI), other indices (NDWI, NDDI and NDWU) have been computed. The results of this study show that NDWU provides additional information to that in the NDVI. In fact, according to our results, NDDI does not provide accurate information for the regions analyzed in this particular case study. In an attempt to relate precipitancy indices and drought situations in the four areas selected, we have showed that Standardized Precipitation Index (SPI) cannot be used accurately for drought intensity assessment. Then new indices have been formulated based on Markov chains: PI5mm and PI10mm.These indices can assess on isolated droughts which are missed by using indexed insurances. Nonetheless, it has also been observed that abnormal droppings in the NDWI index often coincide with drought lapses well established by indexed insurances. Acknowledgements First author acknowledges the Research Grant obtained from CEIGRAM in 2015

  14. La actividad turística en la Región de Murcia año 2009-2010


    En el presente trabajo se pretende realizar un balance de la actividad turística en la Región de Murcia tanto de coyuntura, con una especial atención a lo acaecido durante 2010, como en un periodo más largo desde 2002 hasta 2010 para una mejor detección de las fortalezas y debilidades de un sector tan importante como este para la economía regional. Hace años hablar de turismo como una industria generadora de empleo y riqueza en la Región de Murcia era impensable. Entonces no co...

  15. La experiencia de enseñanza de la "alfabetización informacional" en el Aula de Mayores de la Universidad de Murcia


    A training program on access and use of information developed with seniors in the "Hall of Elders" of the University of Murcia is described. This teaching was done by designing a course called "Access and Use of Information in today's society", which was held in the third year of the "Diploma" studying at the University of Murcia people between 50 and 80 years old. The contents of the course included the teaching of search skills, location, analysis and use of information from all kinds of so...

  16. Escenarios climáticos y recursos hídricos sobre la Región de Murcia a mediados del siglo XXI

    Quereda Sala, José; Montón Chiva, Enrique; Escrig Barberá, José


    El presente trabajo constituye una síntesis de la proyección climática realizada en el proyecto «Estrategias frente al cambio climático» (Gobierno autonómico de la Comunidad de Murcia), co-dirigido con Garrigues Medio-Ambiente El objetivo del presente estudio ha sido el de analizar y proyectar los impactos que un cambio climático podría tener sobre el territorio de la Comunidad de Murcia. Un objetivo de gran trascendencia a tenor de las actuales predicciones que los modelos desarrollado...

  17. Mejora de la composición y calidad nutritiva del pastel de carne de Murcia y su repercusión sobre la salud

    Ruiz Cano, Domingo


    Los alimentos artesanales son ampliamente reconocidos como una parte importante del patrimonio nutricional, gastronómico y cultural de los diferentes países. Sin embargo, muchos de estos productos artesanales, tales como los productos procesados de carne picada, a veces son percibidos como nutricionalmente desequilibrados, debido a su alto valor calórico y contenido de grasa. En la actualidad, el Pastel de carne de Murcia es un alimento típico de la gastronomía de la Región de Murcia, que ...

  18. Resistance to spinosad in the western flower thrips, Frankliniella occidentalis (Pergande), in greenhouses of south-eastern Spain.

    Bielza, Pablo; Quinto, Vicente; Contreras, Josefina; Torné, María; Martín, Alberto; Espinosa, Pedro J


    Susceptibility to spinosad of western flower thrips (WFT), Frankliniella occidentalis (Pergande), from south-eastern Spain was determined. LC(50) values of the field populations without previous exposure to spinosad collected in Murcia in 2001 and 2002 ranged from 0.005 to 0.077 mg L(-1). The populations collected in Almeria in 2003 in greenhouses were resistant to spinosad (LC(50) > 54 mg L(-1)) compared with the authors' highly susceptible laboratory strain. The highly sensitive laboratory strain leads to very high resistance ratios for the field populations (>13 500), but these ratios do not necessarily mean resistance problems and control failures (spinosad field rate 90-120 mg L(-1)). The populations collected in Murcia from some greenhouses in 2004 were also resistant to spinosad (RF > 3682). Spinosad overuse, with more than ten applications per crop, produced these resistant populations in some greenhouses. Spinosad showed no cross-resistance to acrinathrin, formetanate or methiocarb in laboratory strains selected for resistance towards each insecticide. Correlation analysis indicated no cross-resistance among spinosad and the other three insecticides in 13 field populations and in nine laboratory strains. The synergists piperonyl butoxide (PBO), S,S,S-tributyl phosphorotrithioate (DEF) and diethyl maleate (DEM) did not enhance the toxicity of spinosad to the resistant strains, indicating that metabolic-mediated detoxification was not responsible for the spinosad resistance. These findings suggest that rotation with spinosad may be an effective resistance management strategy.


    Narciso ARCAS LARIO


    Full Text Available AbstractEn la literatura abundan los trabajos dirigidos a caracterizar las entidades que integran la “Economía Social” en España y a cuantificar su contribución a los diferentes sectores económicos y, en especial, al sector agroalimentario. Sin embargo, estos trabajos no se han hecho eco de la importancia de estas organizaciones para la gestión de un recurso tan fundamental para el sector agrario como el agua, y del papel que en ella juegan las Comunidades de Regantes (CCRR, sobre todo, junto a las entidades asociativas agrarias (Cooperativas Agrarias y Sociedades Agrarias de Transformación. Aunque apenas contempladas como entidades de “Economía Social” en los estudios publicados sobre este tipo de organizaciones, a las Comunidades de Regantes (CCRR corresponde la función prioritaria de distribuir y administrar de una manera eficiente las aguas asignadas entre sus miembros. A ello, también pueden contribuir otras organizaciones ampliamente reconocidas dentro de la “Economía Social” como es el caso de las Cooperativas Agrarias y las Sociedades Agrarias de Transformación. En este contexto, el objetivo de este trabajo es, de un lado, poner de relieve que las CCRR comparten los principios de las empresas de “Economía Social”, y resaltar sus características con relación a las Cooperativas Agrarias y SAT. Por otra parte, se identifican los componentes de la eficiencia en la gestión del agua para uso agrícola y se analiza la contribución que las CCRR y las entidades asociativas agrarias de la Región de Murcia realizan a la mejora de la misma a través de los diversos servicios que prestan a sus socios (formación, información, asesoramiento, financiación, etc. /In the literature there are many works directed at characterizing those entities which form the “Social Economy” in Spain and at quantifying their contribution to the different economic sectors, especially the agricultural food sector. However, these works

  20. Patrones de ocupación informal del territorio periurbano de la Huerta de Murcia, 1929-2015

    García Martín, Fernando Miguel; Ros Sempere, Marcos


    El territorio periurbano agrícola de la Huerta de Murcia ha sufrido un proceso de ocupación de su tejido por edificaciones residenciales y otros usos de naturaleza urbana desde el primer cuarto del siglo XX y especialmente intenso en las últimas cuatro décadas. A pesar de la aparente espontaneidad y desorden de este proceso, en esta comunicación se muestra, mediante una metodología basada en el análisis de la serie de ortofotografías histórica y los datos catastrales, la existencia de patrone...

  1. Perception of medical care during pregnancy and birth in women with mobility impairment in the region of Murcia

    Ballesteros Meseguer, Carmen; Marín, NT.; Martínez-Espejo Sánchez, María Dolores; Pina Roche, Florentina


    Introducción. Según investigaciones previas, las mujeres con discapacidad se encuentran en una situación de especial desigualdad ante los servicios sanitarios por dificultades de accesibilidad, falta de información y las necesidades específicas que se derivan de su particular situación. Este trabajo tiene como objetivo analizar cómo perciben la asistencia sanitaria al embarazo y parto las mujeres con discapacidad de la Región de Murcia y constatar si se encuentran en una situación de especial...

  2. Factores sociales relacionados con el consumo de alcohol en adolescentes de la Región de Murcia

    Moñino García, Miriam


    La naturaleza multicausal del consumo del alcohol en la adolescencia justifica que las intervenciones preventivas se dirijan principalmente a la modificación de los factores de riesgo y de protección. El estudio se realizó en 2290 alumnos/as de la E.S.O. de la Región de Murcia en el año 2007. El objetivo de este estudio es analizar la asociación entre consumo de alcohol y la estructura familiar y valoraciones de las relaciones familiares, las actividades de ocio y deporte y el uso de tabaco e...

  3. Estudio del empleo de acolchados biodegradables en cultivos hortícolas de la Región de Murcia

    Muñoz Simó, Francisco Javier


    [SPA]Este experimento se ha realizado en zonas de la Región de Murcia con una alta tradición agrícola, como son Águilas, perteneciente a la comarca del Valle de Guadalentín, y Torre Pacheco, perteneciente a la comarca del Campo de Cartagena. En concreto, se desarrollaron en dos fincas experimentales, ambas pertenecientes al Instituto Murciano de Investigación y Desarrollo Agrario y Alimentario: -Finca experimental “La Pilica”, ubicada en el término municipal de Águilas. Real...

  4. Materias primas para pavimentos y revestimientos cerámicos en la región de Murcia

    Fernández, C.


    Full Text Available The clay industry of the Murcia Region has never had a relevant industrial importance, with only around ten brick operations in the last few years. Today only only two brid factories are operative having certain size. The extraordinary industrial development currently experienced by the Region has leaded to the development of new initiatives which need institutional backing. In this framework and under the sponsoring of the Council of Technologies, Industry and Commerce of the Autonomic Community, the Spanish Geological Survey (ITGE has carried out a general survey for raw materials for the ceramic industry in the region, mainly aimed to find clays for ceramic gres and glazed tiles, whose results are discussed in this paper. Murcia has a very complicated geology, being carbonated marine sediments the most important lithologies. Due to it, it is difficult to find no-carbonated shales or clays to produce gres tiles. We have found six zones containing different clay types, that reach a few hundreds million tons of resources. With that clays we have produce in the laboratory gres tiles and glazed tiles of commercial quality.

    La industria cerámica de la Región de Murcia no ha tenido gran importancia industrial, limitándose a una decena de fábricas de ladrillos. Hoy en día sólo operan en la región 2 fábricas de ladrillos de cierta entidad. El extraordinario desarrollo industrial que experimenta actualmente la Región suscita nuevas iniciativas empresariales, que precisan del apoyo institucional. En este marco y bajo el auspicio y con la financiación parcial de la Consejería Tecnologías, Industria y Comercio de la Comunidad Autónoma, el Instituto Tecnológico Geominero de España ha realizado en los tres últimos años una investigación general de materias primas para la industria cerámica en la región, especialmente dirigida a localizar arcillas para pavimentos y revestimientos cerámicos, cuyos resultados se exponen en este

  5. Caracterización y valor nutritivo de un alimento artesanal: el pastel de carne de Murcia

    Domingo Ruiz-Cano; Francisca Pérez-Llamas; José Ángel López-Jiménez; Daniel González-Silvera; María José Frutos; Salvador Zamora


    Objetivos: Describir las características de un producto típico de la gastronomía murciana, determinar su valor nutritivo y energético, analizar su perfil de ácidos grasos y la calidad de su grasa. Material y métodos: Se estudiaron 24 muestras de Pastel de carne de Murcia, procedentes de los seis establecimientos de mayor venta en la Región. (Cuatro unidades por establecimiento). Mediante los métodos oficiales de análisis de alimentos se determinaron los contenidos de humedad, proteína, grasa,...

  6. Trabajo en equipo: visión de los enfermeros de un hospital de Murcia/España

    Buss Thofehrn, Maira; López Montesinos, María José; Coelho Amestoy, Simone; Ruíz Porto, Adrize; Coelho Bettin, Andréla; Nicoletti Fernandes, Helen; Rodríguez Mondéjar, Juan José; Marzena, Mikla


    Objetivo: Conocer la visión de las enfermeras, que trabajan en un hospital de Murcia, en España, sobre el trabajo en equipo. Método: Un estudio cualitativo, descriptivo y exploratorio, fue realizado desde noviembre de 2011 a enero de 2012, con 14 enfermeras en el Hospital General Universitario Reina Sofía. La recolección de datos ocurrió a través de dos reuniones de grupos focales. Los datos se analizaron por la propuesta operativa de Minayo. Resultados: Los enfermeros...

  7. Estudio de la capacidad de acogida y planificación de las áreas recreativas de Calasparra (Murcia

    Martín López Sandoval


    Full Text Available En este estudio se analiza el fenómeno de la afluencia turística en las áreas recreativas del término de Calasparra (Murcia, y la relación existente entre el uso público y los impactos ambientales generados por los visitantes. También se propone un escenario de gestión del turismo, basado en un desarrollo sostenible y ecológico que podría plantearse como una alternativa viable para una parte del desarrollo local.

  8. Molecular Gastronomy in Spain

    García-Segovia, Purificación; Garrido, María Dolores; Vercet Tormo, Antonio; Arboleya, Juan Carlos; Fiszman Dal Santo, Susana; Martínez Monzó, Javier; Laguarda, Sergio; Palacios, Victor; Ruiz Carrascal, Jorge


    [EN] Beyond the overwhelming international success of Ferrán Adria, Spain has been one of the countries with a more active implication in molecular gastronomy as a scientific discipline but also in the use of ingredients, technologies, and equipment from the scientificand technological universe in the culinary area. Nowadays, this is a well-established discipline in Spain, with a number of research groups covering related topics, several companies commercializing appliances and additives worl...

  9. New methodologies for the integrated analysis of groundwater management. Altiplano water system case study (Murcia, SE Spain); Nuevas metodologias para el analisis integrado de la gestion del agua subterranea. Aplicacion al caso de estudio del Altiplano (Murcia, SE Espana)

    Molina, J. L.; Garcia Arostegui, J. L.


    Integrated analysis of water management incorporates a great range of dimensions and aspects involved in the management of a water system. Lately, these kind of studies have become numerous because they allow getting a holistic knowledge and they also help managers with the decision making process. Nevertheless, there is not yet a general methodology for tackling this type of studies and there is a big opened field concerning the tools and techniques application. This paper establishes a methodology, which can be extrapolated to other case studies, and a practical procedure for the integrated analysis of groundwater management. This analysis starts with the identification and conceptualization of the hydric problematic. Then, a second phase is focused on the development of sectorial and detailed studies. The third phase is the building of the Decision Support System (DSS) based on the results from the sectorial studies. This research develops and proposes the application of a stochastic DSS based on Object-Oriented Bayesian Networks (OOBNs) that allows incorporating a huge range of aspects such as hydrogeological, socioeconomic and environmental, among others. The last phase of the procedure is the simulation of water management scenarios through the DSS. This allows comparing and quantifying the impacts generated by three water management interventions which have been proposed previously. The first scenario establishes the continuation of the current situation, the second scenario is made up of for several water management interventions which are the incoming of external water resources, the purchase of water rights and a reduction of the water demand; finally, the third scenario implies to reach the equilibrium in the aquifer water budgets. (Author) 19 refs.

  10. Una Oligarquía urbana en tiempos de reformas (Murcia 1621-1627

    Francisco Javier GUILLAMÓN ALVAREZ


    research of its study, in two ways; either through an anlysis of the Chapter Records ans a specific analysis of the votes of the Municipal Council of Murcia between 1621 and 1627. These provide a highly reliable measure of the political activity of that society in the light of the situation brought about by the Olivares reforms, and they lead us towards a new view of the breaking up of the Murcia Oligarchy.

  11. Actitudes hacia la igualdad de género en una muestra de estudiantes de Murcia

    Cecilia Mª Azorín Abellán


    Full Text Available El análisis de las actitudes que tienen los estudiantes hacia la igualdad de género resulta de utilidad para la prevención, la detección y la atención de posibles conductas sexistas en la población adolescente. El propósito general de este artículo es conocer las actitudes hacia la igualdad de género en una muestra de 316 estudiantes de Educación Primaria y Secundaria que están escolarizados en centros educativos de Murcia. El instrumento utilizado para la recogida de datos ha sido la escala de García-Pérez et al (2010. Los datos cuantitativos derivados de la escala han sido analizados con el paquete estadístico SPSS 22.0. Los resultados muestran actitudes poco favorables hacia la igualdad. En este sentido, se perciben diferencias significativas entre chicos y chicas y entre etapas. Globalmente, los niveles más altos de sexismo se concentran en el plano relacional y personal. En esta línea, las puntuaciones alcanzadas ubican a los estudiantes de ambas etapas en una actitud sexista, a excepción del plano sociocultural en el que el alumnado de Educación Primaria se encuentra en una actitud adaptativa. Por perfiles, los estudiantes se sitúan en una actitud sexista mayoritaria (82,9%, seguida de una postura adaptativa (16,1% y en último lugar, igualitaria (0,9%. Finalmente, a la vista de los resultados, se estima necesaria la puesta en marcha de medidas con carácter urgente que permitan invertir estos datos.

  12. Weighing "El Gordo" with a Pecision Scale: Hubble Space Telescope Weak-lensing Analysis of the Merging Galaxy Cluster ACT-CL J0102-4915 at z=0.87

    Jee, M James; Menanteau, Felipe; Sifon, Cristobal; Mandelbaum, Rachel; Barrientos, L Felipe; Infante, Leopoldo; Ng, Karen Y


    (Abridged) We present a HST weak-lensing study of the merging galaxy cluster "El Gordo" (ACT-CL J0102-4915) at z=0.87 discovered by the Atacama Cosmology Telescope collaboration as the strongest SZ decrement in its ~1000 sq. deg survey. Our weak-lensing analysis confirms that ACT-CL J0102-4915 is indeed an extreme system consisting of two massive (~10^15 Msun each) subclusters with a projected separation of ~0.7 Mpc. This binary mass structure revealed by our lensing study is consistent with the cluster galaxy distribution and the dynamical study carried out with 89 spectroscopic members. We estimate the mass of ACT-CL J0102-4915 by simultaneously fitting two axisymmetric NFW profiles allowing their centers to vary. Our MCMC analysis shows that the masses of the northwestern (NW) and the southeastern (SE) components are M200c=(1.40+-0.31) x 10^15 Msun and (0.75+-0.17) x 10^15 Msun, respectively. The lensing-based velocity dispersions are consistent with their spectroscopic measurements. The centroids of both ...

  13. [Professional satisfaction for doctors of the Mobile Emergency Team and the Emergency Coordinator Office 061. Region of Murcia].

    Carrillo-García, C; Martínez-Roche, M E; Vivo-Molina, M C; Quiñonero-Méndez, F; Gómez-Sánchez, R; Celdrán-Gil, F


    The objective was to analyze the phenomenon of work satisfaction of doctors of the Mobile Emergency Team and the Emergency Coordinator Office 061 of the Region of Murcia. A observational, analytical and cross-sectional study of development carried out with the medical staff of the Casualty and Emergency Operations Department 061 of the Region of Murcia. Data collection was carried out in December 2013 and January 2014. NTP 394 was used. Work satisfaction: general satisfaction scale. nonparametric tests for 2 samples or k samples depending on type of comparison. A participation rate of 88.2% was obtained, in relation to the general job satisfaction, the average of the participants was 69.55 (SD = 14.4). Of the 15 items that make up the questionnaire, « work colleagues » is the factor with which doctors are more satisfied with, indicating that up to an 87%, show a positive assessment on this point. Being the second aspect most respondents valued their « job stability » with a percentage of positive ratings of 76.7%. The main findings clearly demonstrate the importance of inter-professional relations and human potential as the cornerstone in the exercise of the activity of healthcare professionals. Copyright © 2014 SECA. Published by Elsevier Espana. All rights reserved.

  14. Sostenibilidad de usos del agua en el territorio frontera de los antiguos reinos de Granada y Murcia

    José Ma. Gómez Espín


    Full Text Available En medios áridos del Sureste de la Península Ibérica, como el espacio de contacto entre las provincias de Murcia y Almería, existen toda una serie de aprovechamientos de freáticos próximos a la superfi cie, que en su funcionamiento pueden ser considerados modelos de desarrollo sostenible. Nos referimos a las galerías drenantes de tipo «qanat-s», conocidas en esta frontera entre los antiguos reinos de Granada y Murcia como «galerías con lumbreras» y a las asociadas a presas subálveas que captan los freáticos de ramblas y ríos-ramblas mediterráneos. Algunos de estos sistemas tienen más de 500 años de antigüedad, y mantienen su funcionalidad en el siglo XXI produciendo agua de calidad para atender las demandas de este ámbito regional.

  15. Áreas productivas y zonas de servicio de la villa romana de Los Cipreses (Jumilla, Murcia

    Noguera Celdrán, José Miguel


    Full Text Available In this article we present a preview of the results obtained in the recent campaigns of archaeological excavation at the Roman villa of Los Cipreses (Jumilla, Murcia, in particular referring to the partes fructuaria, where several installations related with wine and oil production have been documented, and rustic, where a series of rooms of domestic and craft use for the service staff of the enclave have been confirmed. The settlement, without a doubt the heart of a fundus devoted to agricultural exploitation and production, shows three phases of construction and development embedded in a time line from the I and V century A.D.En el presente artículo exponemos un avance de los resultados obtenidos en las recientes campañas de excavación arqueológica en la villa romana de Los Cipreses (Jumilla, Murcia, en particular referidos a las partes fructuaria, donde se ha documentado varias instalaciones relacionadas con la producción de vino y aceite, y rustica, donde se ha constatado una serie de dependencias de uso doméstico y artesanal para la población servil del enclave. El asentamiento, sin duda el corazón de un fundus dedicado a la explotación y manufacturación agropecuaria, muestra tres fases constructivas y de desarrollo insertas en un horizonte cronológico comprendido entre los siglos I y V d.C.

  16. Análisis de la accesibilidad en los campos de golf de la Región de Murcia

    P. Zarco-Pérez


    Full Text Available Otorgar el correcto nivel de accesibilidad en los campos de golf es una premisa fundamental si se quiere fomentar y facilitar el acceso a la práctica del golf por personas con discapacidad. El presente estudio trata de analizar la accesibilidad en los campos de golf de la Región de Murcia. Para ello se recurre a un estudio de carácter cuantitativo utilizando una hoja de observación creada a partir de los criterios de accesibilidad encontrados en la legislación estatal y regional vigente, en la que se evalúa la accesibilidad de todos los campos de golf de 18 hoyos de la Comunidad Autónoma de Murcia. Los resultados indican que no se cumple la normativa vigente en torno a la accesibilidad ya que el cumplimiento de los ítems se sitúa por debajo de la mitad (40,88%. El área de accesos presenta el mejor resultado, con un 50,54% de ítems cumplidos de media, mientras que los vestuarios presentan los peores resultados, con un 34,94%. En todas las áreas se observa cómo la señalización y mobiliario presentan los porcentajes más bajos. Sería necesario tomar medidas para superar los criterios de accesibilidad requeridos para estos espacios.

  17. La imagen de la familia en la prensa religiosa de Murcia en los inicios del siglo XX

    Crespo Sánchez, Francisco Javier


    Full Text Available In the early twentieth century, Murcia will be an example of the consolidation of the Catholic press in the provinces. As a transmitter of the ideas of the capital, the Church will use this media to promote their ideal model of family among the people in a time of remarkable social and political conflicts. Through the articles in the press, we will see the construction and dissemination of a discourse based on the perpetuation of the Christian family at home, the exaltation of marriage and the definition of the role of the spouses.En el inicio del siglo XX, Murcia será ejemplo del proceso de consolidación de la prensa católica de provincias. Transmisora de las ideas de la capital, la Iglesia utilizará este medio para promocionar su modelo ideal de familia en la sociedad en una etapa de marcada conflictividad social y política. A través de los artículos recogidos en la prensa, comprobaremos la construcción y difusión de un discurso basado en la perpetuación de la familia cristiana en el hogar, la exaltación del matrimonio y la definición del rol de los cónyuges.

  18. Ocio y turismo en la región de Murcia. Alternativas para su diversificación.

    Mercedes Millán Escriche


    Full Text Available La Región de Murcia ha sido conocida, durante décadas, casi exclusivamente como destino turístico de sol y playa, pero en la actualidad la imagen promocional que se intenta transmitir nada tiene que ver con el monocultivo de dicho producto turístico. Bajo la misma Marca se ampara la diversificación, porque para ello se está trabajando y poniendo en marcha Planes de Dinamización Turística y Grandes Proyectos Turísticos Integrados destinados a fomentar la existencia de una oferta variada, tanto en su localización geográfica, como en las características de los productos turísticos. Hoy resulta más riguroso hablar de Región de Murcia Turística por las diferentes alternativas disponibles para la demanda. En este trabajo se pretende mostrar una selección de dichos productos, sus especificidades y las potencialidades que manifiesta la Región para su óptimo desarrollo.

  19. DInSAR coseismic deformation of the May 2011 Mw 5.1 Lorca earthquake, (Southern Spain

    F. Pérez


    Full Text Available The coseismic superficial deformation at the region of Lorca (Murcia, southeastern Spain due to the Mw 5.1 earthquake occurred on 11 May 2011 was studied by a multidisciplinary team, integrating information from DInSAR, GPS and numerical modeling techniques. Despite the moderate magnitude of the event, quantitative information was obtained from the interferometric study of a pair of SAR images. Coseismic vertical deformation was differentiated from subsidence related to groundwater extraction at the footwall block through a numerical modeling deformation estimation based on elastic rupture dislocations. On the other hand, horizontal crustal deformation rates obtained from the analysis of a GPS network existent in the area are also coherent with the mechanism calculated for the earthquake.

  20. Spain to Join ESO


    Today, during a ceremony in Madrid, an agreement was signed by the Spanish Minister of Education and Science, Mrs. María Jesús San Segundo, and the ESO Director General, Dr. Catherine Cesarsky, affirming their commitment to securing Spanish membership of ESO. ESO PR Photo 05a/06 ESO PR Photo 05a/06 Signature Event in Madrid Following approval by the Spanish Council of Ministers and the ratification by the Spanish Parliament of the ESO Convention and the associated protocols, Spain intends to become ESO's 12th member state on 1 July 2006. "Since long Spain was aware that entering ESO was a logical decision and it was even necessary for a country like Spain because Spain is ranked 8th in astrophysical research", said Mrs. María Jesús San Segundo. "The large scientific installations are not only necessary for research in different fields but are also partners and customers for hi-tech companies, helping to increase the funding of R&D." "Spanish Astronomy has made tremendous strides forward and we are delighted to welcome Spain as a new member of ESO. We very much look forward to working together with our excellent Spanish colleagues," said Dr. Cesarsky. "For ESO, the Spanish accession means that we can draw on the scientific and technological competences, some of them unique in Europe, that have been developed in Spain and, of course, for Europe the Spanish membership of ESO is an important milestone in the construction of the European Research Area." ESO PR Photo 05b/06 ESO PR Photo 05b/06 Signature Event in Madrid Indeed, Spain is an important member of the European astronomical community and has developed impressively over the last three decades, reaching maturity with major contributions in virtually all subjects of astronomy. In addition, Spain hosts, operates or owns a number of competitive facilities dedicated to foster astronomical research, among which the Observatorio del Roque de los Muchachos at La Palma, certainly the premier optical

  1. [Epidemiological study of nasopharyngeal carriers of Streptococcus pneumoniae in children in Murcia region].

    Alfayate-Miguélez, Santiago; Ruiz-Gómez, Joaquín; Fenoll-Comes, Asunción; Sanchez-Solis-de Querol, Manuel; Iofrío-de Arce, Antonio; Casquet-Barceló, Angela; Sanz-Mateo, Gonzalo; Espejo-García, Pilar; Lorente-García, Sebastián; Sánchez-Andrada, Rosa M; Vigueras-Abellán, Juan José


    Streptococcus pneumoniae is a human pathogen that requires prior nasopharyngeal colonization to cause disease. An epidemiological study was conducted on nasopharyngeal carriers of pneumococci in healthy children in Murcia after the introduction of the VCN7, and immediately before the marketing of new vaccines, with the aim of determining the influence of vaccination in our geographic area, and other factors in relation to the state of being a carrier, and the different circulating serotypes. A multicentre study was conducted in in 60 primary care health centres in summer 2009 and winter of 2010. A nasopharyngeal swab was collected, and an epidemiological study was carried out on 1562 children aged 1 and 4 years. Of the 1562 nasopharyngeal samples, pneumococci were found in 489 of them, with 343 of them able to be serotyped (70.2%). The prevalence of carriers was 31.3%. Of the patients included, 61.7% (964/1562) had received at least one dose of VCN7. Only 12.8% of the identified serotypes were vaccine serotypes. The independent protective factors against colonization were; Summer time in all age groups, previous vaccination in all the children (OR: 0.75; 95%CI: 0.56-0.93]; P=.01, and in 1-year-olds (OR: 0.6; 95%CI: 0.42-0.84; P=.002), and had taken antibiotics in the last month in the total cohort [OR: 0.69; 95%CI: 0.50-0.96). On the other hand, attendance at school or day-care centre (OR: 1.85; 95%CI: 1.27-2.18; P=.001), number of siblings (OR: 1.3; 95%CI: 1.01-1.91), and passive tobacco smoke exposure (OR: 1.33; 95%CI: 1.02-1.73), were colonization risk factors. The serotypes 6A, 19A, 23B, 15A/B, 11A, 14, 23A/F, 3 y 19F were the most prevalent. A low proportion of SV was found, with 14, 23F and 19F are persisting. A high prevalence of serotypes 6A and 19A was found. Summer time, vaccination, and the prior administration of antibiotics proved to be protective against colonization, whereas schooling, smoking, and siblings contributed to it. Copyright © 2012

  2. Molecular gastronomy in Spain

    García-Segovia, P.; Garrido, M. D.; Vercet, A.


    Beyond the overwhelming international success of Ferrán Adria, Spain has been one of the countries with a more active implication in molecular gastronomy as a scientific discipline but also in the use of ingredients, technologies, and equipment from the scientific and technological universe...... in the culinary area. Nowadays, this is a well-established discipline in Spain, with a number of research groups covering related topics, several companies commercializing appliances and additives worldwide, and renowned international chefs and many restaurants and companies committed to the collaboration...

  3. Environmental exposure and distribution of lead in four species of raptors in Southeastern Spain.

    García-Fernández, A J; Motas-Guzmán, M; Navas, I; María-Mojica, P; Luna, A; Sánchez-García, J A


    The purpose of this study was to monitor exposure to lead in four species of raptors in Southeastern Spain (Murcia Region). Samples of liver, kidney, brain, blood, and bone from two species of diurnal raptors (European kestrel (Falco tinnunculus) and European buzzard (Buteo buteo)) and two species of nocturnal raptors (Eagle owl (Bubo bubo) and Little owl (Athene noctua)) were obtained during 1994. Relationships were found between size and age of the birds, the nearness to areas of human activity and lead concentrations in tissues. The lead distribution pattern reveals that the bone is the principle organ for accumulation (0.62-43 mg/Kg, dry weight), followed by the kidney (0.03-0.66 mg/Kg, wet weight), and liver (0. 017-0.05 mg/Kg, w.w.), and to lesser extent, the brain (0.013-0.223 mg/Kg, w.w.). This distribution pattern indicates that raptors in Southeastern Spain were exposed to environmental low lead levels continuously over an extended period of time. Correlations between lead in bone and lead in soft tissues were higher in European buzzards (r = 0.87-0.95) and Eagle owl (r = 0.71-0.86) than those found in European kestrels (r = 0.53-0.58) and Little owls (r < 0). However, correlations between lead concentrations in soft tissues and in blood were high (r = 0.85-0.99).

  4. Unexpected genetic diversity of Mycoplasma agalactiae caprine isolates from an endemic geographically restricted area of Spain

    De la Fe Christian


    Full Text Available Abstract Background The genetic diversity of Mycoplasma agalactiae (MA isolates collected in Spain from goats in an area with contagious agalactia (CA was assessed using a set of validated and new molecular typing methods. Validated methods included pulsed field gel electrophoresis (PFGE, variable number of tandem repeats (VNTR typing, and Southern blot hybridization using a set of MA DNA probes, including those for typing the vpma genes repertoire. New approaches were based on PCR and targeted genomic regions that diverged between strains as defined by in silico genomic comparisons of sequenced MA genomes. Results Overall, the data showed that all typing tools yielded consistent results, with the VNTR analyses being the most rapid method to differentiate the MA isolates with a discriminatory ability comparable to that of PFGE and of a set of new PCR assays. All molecular typing approaches indicated that the Spanish isolates from the endemic area in Murcia were very diverse, with different clonal isolates probably restricted to separate, but geographically close, local areas. Conclusions The important genetic diversity of MA observed in infected goats from Spain contrasts with the overall homogeneity of the genomic background encountered in MA from sheep with CA in Southern France or Italy, suggesting that assessment of the disease status in endemic areas may require different approaches in sheep and in goats. A number of congruent sub-typing tools are now available for the differentiation of caprine isolates with comparable discriminatory powers.

  5. State of knowledge of the Acotylea (Polycladida, Platyhelminthes) from the Mediterranean coasts of Spain: new records and new species.

    Marquina, Daniel; Osca, David; Rodríguez, Jorge; Fernández-Despiau, Estrella; Noreña, Carolina


    Along the Mediterranean coast of the Iberian Peninsula, great species diversity is thought to exist, but our knowledge of Iberian polyclads is, in fact, very limited. This study contributes to the Polycladida (Platyhelminthes) of the Iberian Peninsula, in particular those of the Mediterranean coast. Nine species, mainly new species or new records, are described. Imogine stellae sp. nov. from Mar Menor (Murcia, Spain) is described, while I. mediterranea Galleni, 1976 is recorded for the first time in Spain. The genus Planocera Blainville, 1828 within the Mediterranean basin is reviewed: Planocera graffi Lang, 1879 is redescribed, and its synonymisation with Planocera pellucida (Mertens, 1833) considered. Also, the genus Notoplanella Bock, 1931 is represented by two species in Spain, N. inarmata Bock, 1931 type species, from Formentera Island and N. estelae sp. nov., from Mar Menor. Trigonoporus cephalophtalmus Lang, 1884 is rediscovered after the description of Lang (1884). Stylochus neapolitanus (Delle Chiaje, 1841-1844) Lang, 1884 is recorded and S. pilidium (Goette, 1881) is also redescribed, and Leptoplana mediterranea (Bock, 1913) is newly recorded for the Iberian Peninsula.

  6. Caracterización y valor nutritivo de un alimento artesanal: el pastel de carne de Murcia

    Domingo Ruiz-Cano


    Full Text Available Objetivos: Describir las características de un producto típico de la gastronomía murciana, determinar su valor nutritivo y energético, analizar su perfil de ácidos grasos y la calidad de su grasa. Material y métodos: Se estudiaron 24 muestras de Pastel de carne de Murcia, procedentes de los seis establecimientos de mayor venta en la Región. (Cuatro unidades por establecimiento. Mediante los métodos oficiales de análisis de alimentos se determinaron los contenidos de humedad, proteína, grasa, carbohidratos, fibra y minerales, el valor energético, el perfil de ácidos grasos (Método de Folch et al. 1957 y la calidad de la grasa. Todos los análisis se realizaron por triplicado. Resultados y discusión: El peso medio fue de 192,3 ± 11,8 g, y en él se diferenciaron tres partes (base, relleno y tapa de hojaldre. Todos sus ingredientes fueron materias primas naturales: harina de trigo, manteca de cerdo, carne picada de ternera, rodajas de huevo cocido y de chorizo, agua y especias (sal, pimienta, ajo, pimentón y nuez moscada. La mayoría de sus atributos organolépticos son debidos al tipo y cantidad de la grasa, manteca de cerdo. El resto de atributos los aporta la combinación de los otros ingredientes y particularmente la formulación de las especias. Por su contenido en proteínas (11,0%, este producto puede sustituir a otros platos a base de carne, e incorporarlo a una dieta equilibrada, pero teniendo en cuenta su contenido en grasa (17,3% y su aporte energético (317 kcal/100 g. A diferencia de otros muchos productos actuales de pastelería, éste no contiene ácidos grasos trans. Conclusiones: El estudio revela que el producto analizado sigue siendo, en el momento actual, un alimento artesanal, y ofrece información fiable y representativa del valor nutritivo y energético del pastel de carne de Murcia, un producto típico de la gastronomía de la Región de Murcia.

  7. Enfermedad neumocócica invasiva en niños de la Región de Murcia

    Espín M.I.


    Full Text Available Objetivo: La disponibilidad de una vacuna neumocócica conjugada plantea la necesidad de conocer la incidencia y características de la enfermedad neumocócica invasiva en niños de la Región de Murcia, con la finalidad de obtener información que pueda ser de utilidad para establecer adecuadamente las indicaciones de vacunación. Métodos: Se ha realizado una búsqueda retrospectiva de casos de enfermedad invasiva por Streptococcus pneumoniae en menores de 15 años de edad atendidos en hospitales de la Región de Murcia durante el período 1991-2000. Las fuentes de datos utilizadas han sido las bases de datos de los Servicios de Microbiología, el Conjunto Mínimo de Datos Básicos, registro de altas pediátricas y Registro EDO. Resultados: La tasa de incidencia para el período 1996-2000 fue, para los menores de 1 año, de 18,25 por 10(5 personas-año en el caso de enfermedad invasiva (10,6 para meningitis; para los menores de 2 años, de 13,6 para enfermedad invasiva (6 para meningitis; para menores de 5 años, de 8,9 (1,35 para meningitis, y para los menores de 15 años, de 3,7 (1,3 para meningitis. El 28% de los casos presentaba factores de riesgo. Las complicaciones alcanzaron el 35,2% y las secuelas el 5%. La letalidad fue del 11,8%. Los serogrupos prevalentes fueron el 19, el 6, el 18, el 5, el 14 y el 23. Conclusiones: El alto porcentaje de casos con factores de riesgo de enfermedad neumocócica invasiva aconseja la implantación de programas de vacunación dirigidos a todos los niños con factores de riesgo. La incidencia de enfermedad neumocócica invasiva encontrada en la Región de Murcia difiere de la de otras zonas geográficas; sin embargo, la incidencia de meningitis es similar a la de otros estudios. La gravedad de la enfermedad justifica la realización de estudios coste-efectividad para valorar la posible incorporación de la vacuna en el calendario vacunal.

  8. Supported Employment in Spain.

    Verdugo, Miguel Angel; Borja, F.; de Urries, Jordan; Bellver, Fernando; Martinez, Salvador


    Supported employment is growing in Spain, assisted by models from other countries and national legislation. The Spanish Association of Supported Employment is providing a framework for program development. The field must deal with the lack of systematic evaluation and with funding problems. (SK)

  9. Spain: NATO or Neutrality,


    the Nether- lands to which their Influence could extend. Spain’s imperial position - 92 - itself, however, was challenged not only by Protestantism but...comerciales que mantiene con Am6rica Latina, Africa, Mediterraneo y paises de la EFTA." 29 March, 1979. "Necesarias reformas administrativas en ayudas y

  10. Career Development in Spain.

    Talavera, Elvira Repetto; Moreno, Luisa Rodriguez; Romeo, Javier; Malik, Beatriz

    In Spain, the term "career development" refers to vocational or career guidance services. The 1983 Law on University Reform conferred on universities the freedom of teaching, endowing them with legal status and administrative powers. Thus, there are no regulations regarding guidance at this educational level. Guidance departments in…

  11. Test Reviewing in Spain

    Muniz, Jose; Fernandez-Hermida, Jose R.; Fonseca-Pedrero, Eduardo; Campillo-Alvarez, Angela; Pena-Suarez, Elsa


    The proper use of psychological tests requires that the measurement instruments have adequate psychometric properties, such as reliability and validity, and that the professionals who use the instruments have the necessary expertise. In this article, we present the first review of tests published in Spain, carried out with an assessment model…

  12. [Foreign immigration in Spain].

    Serra Yoldi, I


    This article, translated from the original Spanish, analyzes recent trends in immigration to Spain. Information is provided on annual totals of immigrants and emigrants, 1976-1991; resident foreigners by nationality, 1990-1994; resident foreigners by province and continent of origin, 1991; occupations of immigrants, 1990-1991; migrant characteristics; attitudes toward immigration; and assimilation of immigrants.

  13. Spain country report

    Gallego, Ines [Iberdrola Ingenieria Y Construccion Sau, Avenida Burgos, 8, Edificio Genesis, 28036 Madrid (Spain)


    Nuclear in Spain: - Generation of the Spanish Nuclear Power Plants: Electricity nuclear share: 17,6% (Decrease by 8,4%); Installed Capacity in Spain is 90.026 MW, Nuclear share: 8,6%; During 2007, electricity consumption in Spain grew by 4%. - Nuclear equipments: 1 Research Centre for Energy, Environment and Technology, 8 Nuclear Power Plants for electricity production. - Reactor types: BWR (2 units), PWR (6 units), 1 Nuclear Components Factory, 1 Nuclear Fuel Factory. - Public acceptance: 'What is your opinion about NPP?' Study Nov 07: 1.000 persons interviewed by phone call (16 minutes). - Energy policy - Uncertain future for nuclear power: No nuclear power plants will be build in Spain in a short time, Doubts over the official permission for life extensions in operating plants (Garona). - Nuclear waste management policy: ENRESA, State-run public enterprise in charge of radioactive waste management; Low and intermediate level activity wastes: Centralized storage in El Cabril (Cordoba) managed by ENRESA; Spent fuel Proposal: Centralized temporary storage repository for 100 years (ENRESA proposed and Government has accepted); Information campaign to accept site location (Citizen against); Today: Pools that have been filled can make re-racking of its spent fuel pool or build an individual storage. - Nuclear Research: CIEMAT (Research Centre for Energy, Environment and Technology); Areas of Activity: Environment, Technology, Basic Research, Energy, Fusion by Magnetic Confinement, Scientific use of the Stellarator 'Heliac flexible TJ- II' device, Safety and Decommissioning, Radiation Protection. - Nuclear competences challenge in Spain: Education: Increased number of students selecting nuclear specialities in Engineering High School, 3 Masters in Nuclear Technology, CIEMAT + 2 Universities in Madrid (Science and Poly-technical), Short courses on nuclear technology. Training: The industry is preparing for the future. Training on the job Maintenance

  14. La huerta de Murcia como ejemplo de escorrentía derivada inscrita en llanura de crecida

    Martín Lillo Carpio


    Full Text Available Se abordan en este trabajo las dificultades generalmente planteadas en la ocupación de las llanuras de crecida, así como los problemas de incremento del riesgo de inundación, provocados por la paulatina sobreelevación de los cauces fluviales. También se pone de manifiesto el esfuerzo realizado en estos casos por las poblaciones ribereñas, a fin de mantener invariable algún tramo del trazado del río, lo que da lugar a enclaves de actividades diferenciadas respecto a su entorno agrícola. El ejemplo de concomitancia propuesto, revela tanto la importancia origínea de la presa de derivación y red de cauces construidos, origen de la huerta, como del tramo fluvial encauzado origen de la ciudad de Murcia.

  15. Peligrosidad de heladas por inversión térmica en la huerta de Murcia

    David Espín Sánchez


    Full Text Available En el Sureste peninsular son frecuentes las situaciones anticiclónicas alimentadas en invierno por advecciones de aire polares/árticas continentales. Bajo estas condiciones, las cuencas y valles fluviales intrabéticos son bastante proclives al desarrollo de inversiones térmicas. Un claro ejemplo lo constituye la Vega Media del Segura en los meses de invierno. En el presente artículo se analizan tales factores y las situaciones de inversión térmica más importantes registradas en esta Vega durante el período 2000-2013. Como complemento al estudio, se realiza una propuesta de cartografía de peligrosidad de heladas en la Huerta de Murcia para los diferentes meses invernales.


    Ana Belén Mirete Ruiz; Francisco Alberto García Sánchez


    Se analizan las relaciones entre implicación del alumno en la utilización de webs didácticas de asignatura (a través del número de accesos) y rendimiento académico (calificaciones). Todo ello en 189 alumnos de 3 asignaturas de la Universidad de Murcia. Se comprueba como esa implicación de los estudiantes con la utilización de la web didáctica de su asignatura se relaciona positivamente con sus resultados académicos (analizando los datos tanto con técnicas correlaciónales como con técnica de A...

  17. Los paisajes geomorfológicos de la Región de Murcia como recurso turístico

    Asunción Romero Díaz


    Full Text Available En este trabajo se analiza de una forma sucinta los distintos paisajes geomorfológicos de la región de Murcia. En ella alternan todo un conjunto de montañas, valles, depresiones y llanuras, consecuencia principalmente de la historia geológica y de sus características climáticas, por lo que es posible observar una gran variedad de paisajes en la escasa superficie regional. Los paisajes desde una perspectiva geomorfológica se han clasificado en paisajes: de montaña, de costas, fluviales, cárcavas y barrancos, kársticos, y de altiplanos y llanuras. Para cada uno de ellos, se indican cuales son sus características más importantes, sus rasgos de identidad, su localización, y en ocasiones, sus mejores puntos de observación.

  18. [Long-term follow up of childhood cancer survivors in the Murcia Region: preferences and attitudes of Primary Care professionals].

    Cárceles-Álvarez, A; Ortega-García, J A; Fuster-Soler, J L; Rivera-Pagán, G A; Bermúdez-Cortés, M; Gomariz-Peñalver, V; Monzó-Nuñez, E; López-Hernández, F A


    To assess attitudes, beliefs and knowledge of primary medical care professionals as regards the follow-up of Childhood Cancer Survivors (CCS) and the introduction of a Long-Term Follow-Up Program for Childhood Cancer Survivors in the Region of Murcia (PLASESCAP-MUR). Descriptive cross-sectional study using a structured, self-administered questionnaire. These questionnaires were sent to all primary medical care professionals in Murcia Health District 1. Response rate of 58% (100/172), with 71% and 22% being family physicians and pediatricians, respectively, of whom 49% provided medical care to a CCS in the last 5 years, with 84% reporting that they never or rarely received a detailed report of overall assessment of the survivor. More than 75% found that access to detailed follow-up information was quite or very useful; 95% prefer to consult experts when providing medical care to survivors, and 80% believe that improving the quality of the environment may decrease the morbidity and mortality of the survivors. A statistically significant relationship was found between the length of practicing medicine and the perception of the importance of environmental factors. It seems to be important to increase the training of primary care professionals for the long-term follow-up of CCS, as well as having the detailed information through a personalized long-term follow-up of each survivor. PLASESCAP-MUR offers an integrated follow-up to CCS in a model of shared care between Long Term Monitoring Units and Primary Care Units. Copyright © 2014 Asociación Española de Pediatría. Published by Elsevier España, S.L.U. All rights reserved.

  19. World Support Base: Spain


    Bonifacio Echevarria) Management Mr. D. Bonifacio Guiasoia Echeverria, President; Mr. Inak1 De Subinas Guisasola, Director General; Mr. Jose Ignacio major production faci I Ity in Marquina (Vizcaya), Spain with a sales office in Panama. EC IA only produces metal parts. All load, assemble...Gabilondo y Cia., S.A.) Management Mr. Jose Ignacio Lecue, Director General and Mr. Carlos Zarceno. Genera I Llama is a privately owned small

  20. Avance al estudio radiológico del armamento de la necrópolis ibérica del Cabecico del Tesoro (Verdolay, Murcia. I. - Las Falcatas

    García Cano, José Miguel


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    We present a new study of the falcata swords decorated with silver inlay from the Iberian Iron Age cemetery at Cabecico del Tesoro (Murcia. Already known pieces are re-studied, while we also present new examples of previously unknown decorations, hidden under the corrosion layers but visible under radiographic examination.

    Se presenta un nuevo estudio de las falcatas decoradas con damasquinados en plata de la necrópolis ibérica del Cabecico del Tesoro (Murcia, Se reestudian piezas conocidas y se presentan nuevos casos de decoraciones previamente ocultas bajo la corrosión pero visibles en un examen radiológico efectuado sobre las piezas.

  1. Notas para la catalogación como municipios turísticos en el interior de la región de Murcia

    Mercedes Millán Escriche


    Full Text Available Este trabajo hace un ejercicio de síntesis de los antecedentes legislativos sobre turismo y, de igual modo, de la Ley de Turismo de la Región de Murcia, poniendo especial atención en los aspectos que se refieren a la localización espacial de esta actividad y, sobre todo, en la nueva figura del Municipio Turístico y en los requisitos exigibles a las poblaciones que pretendan obtener esa calificación. En este sentido se analizan aquellas fuentes que permitan realizar una evaluación de la oferta turística de interior a escala municipal, tanto desde un punto de vista cuantitativo como cualitativo, para establecer una primera aproximación de las poblaciones de la Región de Murcia que pueden ser los futuros Municipios Turísticos.

  2. Los restos óseos de fauna del yacimiento argárico del Puntarrón Chico, Beniaján (Murcia

    Mateo Saura, Miguel Ángel


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    [es] Presentamos los primeros resultados del estudio sobre la fauna del yacimiento de Puntarrón Chico, Beniaján (Murcia. Entre los restos, hemos identificado dos especies salvajes (Cervus elaphus y Oryctolagus cuniculus y cinco domésticas (Bos taurus, Sus scrofa, Capra hircus, Ovis aries y Canis familiaris. [fr] On présente ici les premiers resultats de l'étude sur la faune du gisement de Puntarrón Chico, Beniaján (Murcia. Parmi les restes, on peut identifier deux espèces sauvages (Cervus elaphus et Oryctolagus cuniculus et cinq espèces domestiques (Bos taurus, Sus scrofa, Capra hircus, Ovis aries et Canis familiaris.

  3. Los genoveses, el adelantado Pedro Fajardo y Enrique IV: comercio, fraudes y ambiciones territoriales en el Reino de Murcia (1454-1474

    Quinteros Cortés, Javier


    Full Text Available This article analyzes the exceptional privileges that Governor Pedro Fajardo and the City Council of Murcia granted to the Genoese merchants between 1454 and 1474, mostly to the Negro and Spínola families, to import and export products to and from the other extreme of the border of the Kingdom of Granada, with guaranteed insurances for the incomes of the city. This security proves an absence of danger in the commercial transit in the coasts of Granada and challenges the idea of rivalry between the Governor and the king of Granada formulating a new hypothesis: a mercantile alliance between both ringleaders that protected the Kingdom of Murcia of an economic blockade on the part of Castilian king Henry IV after the conflict with the unsuccessful Alphonso XII.

    El presente artículo analiza los excepcionales privilegios que el Adelantado Pedro Fajardo y el Concejo de Murcia concedieron a los mercaderes genoveses entre 1454 y 1474, principalmente a las familias Negro y Spínola, para importar y exportar productos desde y hacia el otro extremo de la frontera del Reino de Granada, con seguros avalados con las rentas de la ciudad. Esta seguridad en el tránsito comercial demuestra una ausencia de peligro en las costas granadinas que pone en entredicho la idea de rivalidad entre el Adelantado y el rey de Granada formulando una nueva hipótesis: una alianza mercantil entre ambos cabecillas que protegía al Reino de Murcia de un bloqueo económico por parte del rey Enrique IV tras el conflicto con el fallido Alfonso XII.

  4. El obispado de Cartagena-Murcia y su cabildo catedralicio. Formación y evolución en el transcurso de la Edad Media

    Olivares Terol, María José


    Full Text Available In 1250, pope Inocencio IV put up the bishopric of Cartagena-Murcia at the request of the king Fernando III and their son, Alfonso. Their first location had been the city of Cartagena, although in 1289 it was transferred to Murcia, after the granted bull of Nicolas IV. The number of members of the ecclesiastic chapter changed a little from the Xlllth century till the XVIth century. The beneficiaries that should reside in the choir for the Cathedral's high altar service and ministry were 62. The ecclesiastic chapter had to act as the head of the diocese in the periods of vacant bishopric.[fr] En 1250, le pape Inocencio IV érige le diocèse de Cartagena-Murcia à demande du roi Fernando III et de son fils Alfonso. Sa première localisation est la ville de Cartagena, bien que dans l'année 1289 passe à Murcia après la bulle accordée par Nicolas IV. Le nombre des composants du chapitre varie un peu dès XIIIᵉ siècle jusqu'au XVIᵉ siècle. Le nombre de bénéficiers qui devaient résider dans le choeur pour le service du maître-autel de la Cathédrale était de 62, en total. Dans les périodes d'évêché vacant, le chapitre devait procéder comme tête du diocèse.

  5. Distribution and abundance of Cymodocea nodosa meadows and Pinna nobilis populations in the Mar Menor coastal lagoon (Murcia, South East of Spain)

    Belando, Maria Dolores; García, Rocio Muñoz; Ramos, Aranzazu; Franco, Ignacio; Bernardeau-Esteller, Jaime; García, Pedro; Ruiz, Juan Manuel


    The Mar Menor (135 km2 ) is one of the most important hypersaline coastal lagoons in the Western Mediterranean Sea, its bottoms were originally colonized by monospecific meadows of the seagrass Cymodocea nodosa. However, since the 1970’s, drastic hydrographic changes caused by various human activities has seen the expansion of a number of species common in the adjacent Mediterranean waters, of which development had been limited up to now due to high salinities and temperatures. Among these s...

  6. An exceptionally long paleoseismic record of a slow-moving fault: The Alhama de Murcia fault (Eastern Betic shear zone, Spain)

    Ortuño, María.; Masana, Eulalia.; García-Meléndez, Eduardo.


    Most catastrophic earthquakes occur along fast-moving faults, although some of them are triggered by slow-moving ones. Long paleoseismic histories are infrequent in the latter faults. Here, an exceptionally long paleoseismic record (more than 300 k.y.) of a slow-moving structure is presented for ...

  7. [Tobacco consumption and its relationship to the level of regular physical activity and physical fitness in adolescents from the region of Murcia (Spain)].

    García-Cantó, Eliseo; Rodríguez García, Pedro Luis; Pérez-Soto, Juan José; López Villalba, Francisco José; Rosa-Guillamón, Andrés


    This study looks at the relationship between tobacco consumption and the physical activity and fitness levels of adolescents. In a sample of 533 adolescents, both a questionnaire to obtain information regarding tobacco consumption and the International Physical Activity Questionnaire for information on physical activity were implemented; a battery of tests to assess physical fitness were also applied. Tobacco consumption was significantly higher in females (32.5%) than in males (25.7%). Levels of physical activity in both males and females were significantly associated with tobacco consumption (pconsumption is therefore shown to be related to lower levels of physical activity and physical fitness in adolescents.

  8. The collective chalcolithic burial of Camino del Molino (Caravaca de la Cruz, Murcia, Spain. Methodology and the first results of an exceptional archaeological site

    Lomba Maurandi, Joaquín


    Full Text Available The preliminary results of the excavation of a multiple burial cave are presented. Itt contains remains of more than 1,300 individuals, in what it seems to be the complete representation of a chalcolithic population of the second half of the third millenium B.C. deposited during a continuous period of approximately 450 years. A small part of this population is accompanied by grave goods that include some metallic elements typical of the bell-beaker horizon. Also dogs accompanyied various burials. The exceptional character of the find and the circumstances of the excavation required the development of a new methodology for this type of excavation.

    Se presentan los resultados preliminares de la excavación de un enterramiento múltiple en cueva que contiene restos de más de 1300 individuos, en lo que parece ser la representación completa de una población calcolítica de la segunda mitad del III milenio a.C. depositada durante un período continuado de unos 350-400 años. Una pequeña parte de esa población se acompaña de un ajuar que incluye, entre otros elementos, algunos elementos metálicos característicos del horizonte campaniforme. También se documenta el enterramiento de cánidos acompañando a diversos inhumados. El carácter excepcional del hallazgo y las circunstancias de la excavación han obligado a un desarrollo metodológico novedoso para este tipo de actuaciones.

  9. Aproximación a la homofobia desde la perspectiva de los estudiantes de Educación Social de la Universidad de Murcia / Approach to homophobia from the perspective of the Social Education students at the University of Murcia

    Antonia Gómez García


    Full Text Available Resumen: En este trabajo presentamos un estudio en el que tratamos de hacer una aproximación a las creencias homófobas que manifiestan los jóvenes universitarios de la titulación de Educación Social de la Universidad de Murcia. Se ha utilizado un cuestionario semiestructurado que hemos elaborado recogiendo las diferentes dimensiones que pueden estar en la base de la conceptualización de las actitudes y creencias homófobas. El análisis de los resultados que hemos obtenido nos aporta unas interesantes conclusiones que enriquecen nuevos enfoques para una educación inclusiva, a pesar de que los mismos se centren únicamente en los estudiantes de Educación Social, por encontrarse esta investigación en la fase correspondiente al estudio piloto. No cabe duda, que los futuros profesionales de la educación son la principal herramienta para hacer efectiva una educación inclusiva para todos. Los centros educativos, como espacios de socialización, deben brindar la posibilidad de hacer de la homosexualidad una oportunidad para la aceptación de la diversidad en una sociedad plural, cambiante y democrática como la nuestra.Abstract: The present study focuses on the homophobic beliefs manifested by university students of Social Education at the University of Murcia. In this research, the authors use a semi structured questionnaire containing the different dimensions that underlie the conceptualization of homophobic attitudes and beliefs. Despite having focused exclusively on Social Education students in this phase of the pilot study, the analysis of the results obtained provide readers with interesting new findings that can enhance approaches to inclusive education. There is no doubt that the education professionals of the future are the way forward for ensuring effective inclusive education for all. Schools as social spaces, should strive to make homosexuality an opportunity for the acceptance of diversity in a pluralistic, democratic and

  10. La asistencia sanitaria pública en Yecla (Murcia: 1850-1930

    Soriano Palao, José


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    This work picks up the available data on the organization of the public sanitary attendance in Yecla from the second helf of the XIX century until the first decades of the XX century. This amount of information allows to analyze the evolution of the public hygiene, the work of the regular doctors and the performances of the Council of Sanity during a period characaterized for the decrease of the rate of mortality.

    En el presente trabajo se recogen los datos disponibles sobre la organización de la asistencia sanitaria pública en la ciudad de Yecla (Murcia en el período comprendido por la segunda mitad del siglo XIX y las tres primeras décadas del siglo XX. Partiendo del estudio de las Actas Capitulares y de las Juntas de Sanidad fundamentalmente y basándonos en las disposiciones legales de la época, la Ley General de Sanidad de 1855 y la Instrucción

  11. El proceso tradicional de elaboración del pimentón de Murcia y sus posibles innovaciones

    Escarabajal, David


    Full Text Available The traditional method of Spanish paprika processing in the Murcia Region is under the official category Denomination of Origin “Paprika of Murcia”. The process consists basically in manual harvesting the fruit in full ripe stage, drying, removing the peduncle and seeds, hammer and stone milling for crushing and grinding, transmission, mixing and granulating, sterilization, packaging and refrigerated storage. The details about the paprika processing operations are reported. In a second part the main control points of paprika processing, paprika quality traits and risks are also mentioned. The innovations proposed for paprika processing and unit operations in the literature include application of hygienic food processing design, paprika processing in a nitrogen flow, heat pretreatments before grinding or applied to shredded pepper, high hydrostatic pressure or high intensity electrical field pulse, irradiation, osmotic dehydration, lyophilization, mixing and coating, and modified atmosphere packaging. The traditional method of Spanish paprika processing in the Murcia Region is under the official category Denomination of Origin “Paprika of Murcia”. The process consists basically in manual harvesting the fruit in full ripe  stage, drying, removing the peduncle and seeds, hammer and stone milling for crushing and grinding, transmission, mixing and granulating, sterilization, packaging and refrigerated storage. The details about the paprika processing operations are reported. In a second part the main control points of paprika processing, paprika quality traits and risks are also mentioned. The innovations proposed for paprika processing and unit operations in the literature include application of hygienic food processing design, paprika processing in a nitrogen flow, heat pretreatments before grinding or applied to shredded pepper, high hydrostatic pressure or high intensity electrical field pulse, irradiation, osmotic dehydration

  12. [Resident foreigners in Spain].

    Solana, A M; Pascual De Sans, A


    The authors review trends in the size of the resident foreign population in Spain over time since the 1940s. A continuing growth over time, with temporal fluctuations, is noted, with a rapid rise in immigration in the 1980s, leading to new legislation designed to control immigration in 1985-1986 and 1991. The authors note that Europeans, particularly from countries of the European Union, make up a large percentage of the foreign population, but that the number of immigrants from developing countries has increased significantly in the last 10 years.

  13. Early Childhood Inclusion in Spain

    Giné, Climent; Balcells-Balcells, Anna; Cañadas, Margarita; Paniagua, Gema


    This article describes early childhood inclusion in educational settings in Spain. First, we address the legislative framework of preschool education in Spain and offer a brief analysis of some relevant issues, including the current situation of early childhood education and inclusion at this stage. Second, current policies and practices relating…

  14. Personas mayores y sus experiencias frente al cambio tecnológico en Murcia Capital: Estudio desde la perspectiva de género//Elderly people and their experiences facing the technological shift in Murcia City: Study from gender perspective

    Erika Guadalupe Álvarez-Arámbula


    Full Text Available Este estudio forma parte de la tesis doctoral presentada en 2014. Es de tipo cualitativo y tiene como base la Teoría de las expectativas de Eficacia (Bandura, 1977 que pretende hacer un acercamiento sobre cómo las personas mayores se enfrentan al cambio tecnológico en Murcia Capital. Los objetivos del mismo indagan sobre las dificultades, miedos, frustraciones o motivaciones que estas personas experimentan al hacer uso de la tecnología. Con base en sus experiencias, hombres y mujeres mayores, hablan sobre cómo se enfrentaron al cambio tecnológico en el ámbito del hogar y del trabajo. Y de cómo esto afecta o contribuye en su desempeño en el trabajo, de la dificultad que representa hacer uso de la tecnología cuando nadie puede auxiliarlos/as o de la motivación que tienen debido al logro de diferentes actividades en línea realizadas con éxito. El estudio aporta una nueva visión al identificar diferencias y similitudes entre hombres y mujeres mayores cuando hacen uso de Internet y sus aplicaciones.

  15. Environmental performance reviews: Spain



    The second OECD Review of Spain's environmental performance reviews Spain's progress in the context of OECD environmental strategy for the first decade of the 21st century in relation to its own policy objectives. It praises a number of achievements such as in commitments to climate change policies and developments of cogeneration and renewable energy sources. Although emissions of sulphur dioxide from the energy sector have fallen since 1990 they are still high when measured per capita and per unit of GDP. The OECD recommends further control of emissions of SOx, NOx, VOCs and NH{sub 3}. Subsidies such as compulsory purchase of domestic coal by electricity producers are set to increase. The report recommends the phasing out of environmental subsidies (which has begun) and making use of economic instruments to encourage efficient resource management and reduction of pollutants. Greenhouse gas emissions increased by 38% between 1990 and 2002 and the outlook for the next few years is pessimistic. 39 figs., 31 tabs.

  16. Importance of basic CPR techniques. A study in the Region of Murcia

    J. Arturo Abraldes Valeiras


    Full Text Available Annually in Spain many people die from diseases related to heart. Heart attack is the main cause of such deaths. Know and control the basic techniques of basic Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR are essential to help a person away from these features. This study examined 1 the importance of knowing these techniques in the general population, and 2 the perception of the difficulty of understanding and application of techniques. We used a questionnaire designed "ad hoc" as a tool for collecting information. The instrument was subjected to validation and reliability for the study. The questionnaire was completed by 235 volunteers aged between 10 and 65. We performed a descriptive analysis, based on gender and the variables importance of knowledge and learning / apply techniques. Among the most relevant results, we emphasize an interest of society to improve training in this type of knowledge. Training would be ideal in most age groups of people (teens to seniors. Likewise, CPR techniques are easy to understand and execute a lesser extent, relevant perception among people who acknowledge and application these techniques

  17. La inmigración ecuatoriana en la región de Murcia. El caso singular de Lorca

    Víctor Manuel Martínez Lucas


    Full Text Available Los desplazamientos territoriales siempre han caracterizado a la Historia de la Humanidad en función de varias razones. De ello se deriva la manifi esta pluralidad socioeconómica y política en el mundo. En la actualidad, estos movimientos se han visto fortalecidos de unos lugares a otros del Planeta, pues la brecha existente entre países «desarrollados» y «no desarrollados» se abre cada vez más. España constituye en nuestros días un centro de atracción de población extranjera de primer orden a escala mundial. En la composición de los inmigrantes, los ecuatorianos constituyen la nacionalidad más numerosa, en una dinámica evolutiva verdaderamente vertiginosa. En este aspecto, la Región de Murcia y, en concreto, el municipio de Lorca son considerados como dos claros ejemplos paradigmáticos de la creciente importancia ecuatoriana en nuestro país, con todos los benefi cios y problemática social, económica y de recursos asistenciales que ello ocasiona.

  18. Manantiales de la Comarca del Noroeste de la Región de Murcia: Un patrimonio natural amenazado

    F. López Bermúdez


    Full Text Available Fuentes y manantiales son un vital recurso del patrimonio natural en los ambientes semiáridos mediterráneos, en donde el agua es un bien escaso. Estos puntos de agua han desempeñado una destacada función en la fijación de la población rural como abastecedores de agua para uso doméstico y para la agricultura. También destacan por sus valores paisajísticos, ecológicos, culturales e históricos. Son buenos indicadores de sostenibilidad del territorio por el uso y gestión que se realice de los acuíferos que los alimentan. Su degradación y desaparición son un problema de desarrollo durable. Aquí se realiza un estudio sobre algunas de las más importantes surgencias de la Comarca del Noroeste de la Región de Murcia.


    Claudia Albina Martínez Pereira


    Full Text Available Con el objetivo identificar el grado de sensibilidad intercultural del profesorado de educación infantil y educación primaria en Murcia (España a nivel global, en función del género y de la titularidad del centro, fue realizada una investigación aplicando el Inventario de Consciencia de la Diversidad Cultural (CDAI a 100 profesores. Los datos fueron analizados mediante distribución de frecuencia y test chi cuadrado. La percepción cultural general fue la dimensión en la cual los profesores presentaron menor grado de sensibilidad intercultural, mientras que la actitudes para crear un ambiente multicultural utilizando métodos y materiales multiculturales fue la dimensión en la cual los profesores presentan mayor grado de sensibilidad. No fue verificada influencia del género sobre la sensibilidad intercultural. Los profesores de centros educativos públicos presentan, en algunas cuestiones, mayor sensibilidad intercultural.

  20. Los incendios forestales en la vertiente peninsular mediterráneay Región de Murcia

    Yolanda Álvarez Rogel


    Full Text Available La vertiente mediterránea española es uno de los ámbitos del territorio peninsular más afectada por el problema de los incendios forestales. Entre 1989 y 1998 el fuego ha afectado a 618.000 hectáreas de las que cerca del 60 por ciento corresponden a terrenos arbolados. Destacan también algunos eventos singulares como los ocurridos el año 1994 en Murcia en el que ardieron más de 25.000 hectáreas, o en julio de 1998 en Cataluña, que afectó a 17.979 hectáreas de terreno forestal. Una aproximación a la evolución reciente de los incendios forestales en estas zonas puede ayudar a tomar conciencia de la envergadura del problema y la necesidad de establecer medidas de control oportunas tendentes a paliar, en la medida de lo posible, las graves consecuencias derivadas de estos sucesos.


    Mª Dolores Ponce Sánchez


    Full Text Available En la Región de Murcia se ha consolidado un producto turístico rural/interior que ha crecido cuantitativamente bajo parámetros de calidad, convirtiéndose en una actividad económica a considerar. Sin embargo, en un contexto socioeconómico complejo como el actual, se aboga por fórmulas que aumenten la competitividad, la sostenibilidad y la excelencia en destinos y productos turísticos, y en este sentido, la innovación es factor clave para alcanzar estos objetivos. Por tanto, el estudio pretende aproximarse al conocimiento del grado de innovación aplicado a esta oferta turística, a través de los testimonios de un grupo importante de empresarios de alojamientos rurales en la Región, una información necesaria para su aplicación en una ordenación sectorial adecuada.

  2. Lateral Offset Quality Rating along Low Slip Rate Faults: Application to the Alhama de Murcia Fault (SE Iberian Peninsula

    Marta Ferrater


    Full Text Available Seismic hazard assessment of strike-slip faults is based partly on the identification and mapping of landforms laterally offset due to fault activity. The characterization of these features affected by slow-moving faults is challenging relative to studies emphasizing rapidly slipping faults. We propose a methodology for scoring fault offsets based on subjective and objective qualities. We apply this methodology to the Alhama de Murcia fault (SE Iberian Peninsula where we identify 138 offset features that we mapped on a high-resolution (0.5 × 0.5 m pixel size Digital Elevation Model (DEM. The amount of offset, the uncertainty of the measurement, the subjective and objective qualities, and the parameters that affect objective quality are independent variables, suggesting that our methodological scoring approach is good. Based on the offset measurements and qualifications we calculate the Cumulative Offset Probability Density (COPD for the entire fault and for each fault segment. The COPD for the segments differ from each other. Tentative interpretation of the COPDs implies that the slip rate varies from one segment to the other (we assume that channels with the same amount of offset were incised synchronously. We compare the COPD with climate proxy curves (aligning using the very limited age control to test if entrenchment events are coincident with climatic changes. Channel incision along one of the traces in Lorca-Totana segment may be related to transitions from glacial to interglacial periods.

  3. Large Holocene morphogenic earthquakes along the Albox fault, Betic Cordillera, Spain

    Masana, E.; Pallàs, R.; Perea, H.; Ortuño, M.; Martínez-Díaz, J. J.; García-Meléndez, E.; Santanach, P.


    The Eastern Betic Shear Zone (EBSZ) in the Betic Cordillera (southern Spain) accommodates part of the Neogene and Quaternary shortening between the Iberian and the African plates. Although the EBSZ is characterised by shallow low to moderate magnitude instrumental seismicity, it seems to be the source of several historical catastrophic events with MSK intensities ranging from VII to X. Despite the fact that it crosses a densely populated area, the seismogenic behaviour of the EBSZ is still poorly understood. The EBSZ is mainly formed by a set of NE-SW-trending left-lateral strike-slip faults, including the Alhama de Murcia and Albox faults. This paper presents a palaeoseismological study of the eastern Albox fault based on surface and trenching observations. This fault ruptures the surface and is probably seismogenic, with short-term slip-rates ranging from 0.01 to 0.4 mm/a. Ground effects of at least two paleoearthquakes were detected: the first one took place not long before 660 years A.D. with an estimated maximum Mw of 6.5 ± 0.1, whereas the second one occurred between 650 A. D. and the XVIII century. The latter produced only a centimetric offset and was not regarded as characteristic. The elapsed time is, therefore, ca. 660 years. The distribution of the long-term cumulative and the short-term ground effects suggest an eastwards migration of the fault tip.

  4. Sierra Nevada (Granada, Spain)

    Gilgado, José D.; Enghoff, Henrik; Tinaut, Alberto;


    Millipedes (Diplopoda), with a few notable exceptions, are poor dispersers, showing a very high degree of endemicity, not the least in mountains. The first samplings of the Mesovoid Shallow Substratum (MSS) of the higher altitudes of the Sierra Nevada Mountains (Baetic System, Southern Spain) have...... of Ceratosphys cryodeserti Gilgado, Mauriès & Enghoff n. sp. are here provided, as well as the first data on the humidity and temperature fluctuations in the MSS of this high mountain. The new species is similar to other Baetico-Riffan species, while the only previously known congener from the region, C...... led to the discovery of a high number of millipedes, each of the species present showing a different degree of establishment in this subterranean environment. An update of the knowledge on the millipedes of this region, the first data of the millipede communities in the MSS and the description...

  5. Avance en la actualización de la evolución de los usos de suelo en el espacio periurbano «Huerta de Murcia» (Murcia, España. Revisión Siose 2005-2009

    Josefa Pilar Rosa Fernández


    Full Text Available El Sistema de Información de Ocupación del Suelo en España (SIOSE es un referente para toda Europa en materia de información geográfica. En este trabajo de actualización se muestra la ocupación del suelo y cambios acaecidos en un espacio periurbano multifuncional: «Huerta de Murcia» (Murcia, España, durante el período 2005-2009, satisfaciendo con ello los requerimientos de la Unión Europea, Administración General del Estado y Comunidad Autónoma de Murcia en materia de ocupación del suelo. La metodología de trabajo está orientada a la fotointerpretación asistida por ordenador, obteniendo una base de datos SIOSE cuya estructura corresponde al Modelo de datos orientado a objetos, planteado sobre la base de un modelo conceptual de datos, normalizado, interoperable y armonizado de la ocupación del suelo. Se obtienen unos resultados de cambios destacables, principalmente el aumento de la cobertura Artificial Compuesto: nuevas residencias, oficinas, centros comerciales e infraestructuras, en detrimento de las coberturas Simples: Cultivos herbáceos y Leñosos, y Pastizal y, de la cobertura Compuesta Huerta Familiar. Estos cambios son el reflejo de la mejora en la base de datos geográfica SIOSE y de las políticas urbanísticas de ordenación y gestión del territorio, conjuntamente con los nuevos retos y desafíos a los que se enfrenta la agricultura en la Huerta de Murcia.

  6. Los grupos de apoyo a la lactancia materna como iniciativas de promoción de la salud en la comunidad : un estudio descriptivo en la Región de Murcia

    Sebastián Vicente, María Pilar


    El objetivo de la presente tesis doctoral es describir la función socioeducativa, sanitaria y promotora de salud que ejercen los grupos de apoyo a la lactancia materna (GALM) de la Región de Murcia, así como su influencia en las madres participantes, sus bebés, y en el entorno social en la que ejercen su actividad. Para poder abordar este objetivo, se plantean los siguientes objetivos específicos: - Identificar los rasgos característicos de los GALM existentes en la Región de Murcia así co...

  7. Caracterización hidroquímica y análisis de los estados de equilibrio termodinámico en aguas termominerales de Alhama de Murcia (Murcia, Espana

    Padilla Benítez, A.


    Full Text Available The principal physico-chemical characteristics of sorne thermomineral waters of Alhama de Murcia detrital aquifer are studied. The waters show a temperature between 26-41 °C and they are calcium-magnesium chloride-sulphate type. The origin of ions has a direct relationship with the dissolution of evaporitic sulphate-chloride salts, carbonatic and silica rocks, agricultural contamination processes and possibly ore-deposits. Mixing processes with cold waters possibly also occur. By SOLMINEQ.88 program the thermodinamic equilibrium conditions in surface are studied; the samples are saturated in quartz, chalcedony and albite. A great part of the waters are also saturated in calcite, aragonite, dolomite, gypsum, barite and magnesite. Finally, the waters are undersaturated in cristobalite, anhydrite and fluorite. Conventional chemical geothermometers yield a broad range of temperatures. Both, calcite-dolomite and anhydrite-fluorite geothermometers was applied to two samples with anomalous results. The saturation index modeling, at a series of growing temperatures, shows an approach equilibrium with quartz, chalcedony, albite, sanidine, gipsum, anhydrite, gibbsite and halloisite between 80-110 °C. A spread in the apparent equilibration temperatures deduced from two metodology, should be a consequence of dilution by surface waters, effects of re-equilibration of minerals with waters and CO2 loss. Temperature and chemical composition of the waters shows a thermal anomaly directly related with the tectonic activity in the area.Se estudian las principales características físico-químicas de algunas aguas termominerales del acuífero detrítico de Alhama de Murcia cuya temperatura está comprendida entre 26 y 41 °C y son de facies clorurada-sulfatada cálcico-magnésica. El origen de los iones encontrados está relacionado con la disolución de materiales evaporíticos, sales sulfatadas y cloruradas, carbonatados y silicatados, procesos de

  8. Tarasca: ritual monster of Spain

    Gilmore, David D


    .... In the spirit of feminist currents in Spain, a group of young women protested in 1992 to town officials and, when rebuffed, sought to build their own female monster, which they intended to use to attack boys and men...

  9. First China-Spain Forum


    <正>The first China-Spain Forum was held in Beijing from December 18 to 19, 2003. President HuJintao expressed his congratulations on the successful convening of the Forum.Opening Session of First China-Spain ForumThe theme of the first Forum was: 30 years of Sino-Spanish diplomatic ties from lack of understanding to cooperation for a common future-

  10. Argos-Murcia : programa de prevención y atención del consumo de alcohol y otras drogas para Atención Primaria

    Villar Lorenzo, Ana Belén


    OBJETIVO GENERAL: Capacitar a los Equipos de Atención Primaria de la Región de Murcia en la realización de intervenciones sistematizadas para la prevención, detección precoz y tratamiento de los diferentes problemas asociados con el consumo de alcohol y otras drogas, en coordinación con el resto de los niveles asistenciales y con los recursos educativos y comunitarios de cada zona de salud. METODOLOGÍA: Este programa consta de cuatro proyectos denominados: 1.- Proyecto ARGOS – AP: Actu...

  11. Evaluación participativa: filosofía de intervención colaborativa en la Iniciativa Urban Murcia. Espíritu Santo

    Verde Mártín, Carmen María; Martínez Gómez, Rosa


    El Ayuntamiento de Murcia está desarrollando, en el marco de la política de Cohesión de la UE, el proyecto de Iniciativa Urbana. "URBAN Espíritu Santo", destinado a la regeneración socioeconómica de una barriada desfavorecida de la periferia de la ciudad. En la zona residen unas 4000 personas -un 25% de etnia gitana-, y ha sufrido una degradación progresiva como consecuencia del bajo nivel educativo, actividad económica marginal y otras. El proyecto, adoptando la cultura como elemento innovad...

  12. Protocolo de Fisioterapia para Centros de Educación Especial e Integración. Región de Murcia

    Morillas Gallardo, Alicia; Sánchez Sánchez, Rosa; Aledo Romero, Luis


    El siguiente estudio es un trabajo de campo donde se analiza el papel del fisioterapia en los 10 colegios de Educación Especial y de Integración, de los cuales 98 atienden a alumnos con deficiencias motoras de la Región de Murcia. En el trabajo se destaca la importancia de la intervención transdisciplinaria y coordinada de todos los profesionales del centro, así como la importante colaboración de la familia, siendo uno de los pilares básicos en el tratamiento. Con el trabajo se intent...

  13. Los conceptos del parto normal, natural y humanizado. El caso del area I de salud de la región de Murcia

    José Arnau Sánchez; Mª Emilia Martínez Roche; Mª Dolores Nicolás Vigueras; Encarnación Bas Peña; Rosario Morales López; Luís Álvarez Munárriz


    El artículo pretende reflexionar sobre las representaciones simbólicas que los profesionales relacionados con el proceso reproductivo, pertenecientes a una determinada área de salud de la región de Murcia, poseen sobre los conceptos del parto normal, natural y humanizado. Existen organizaciones nacionales e internacionales que lo definen, sin embargo, no deja de existir polémica en cuanto a la forma de entender los conceptos; repercutiendo en las prácticas profesionales. Por consiguiente, des...

  14. Paleopatología de la columna vertebral en la población hispanomusulmana de San Nicolás, (Murcia, S. XI-XIII)

    Campo Martín, Manuel


    El objetivo general de esta tesis doctoral es profundizar en nuestros conocimientos actuales acerca de una estructura del esqueleto, fundamental en nuestra filogenia, y aún sujeta a múltiples interrogantes: el raquis o columna vertebral. Para nuestra investigación hemos utilizado como muestra de estudio una población arqueológica hispanomusulmana de época medieval (San Nicolás. Murcia, s. XI-XIII), tratando de demostrar que la paleopatología, como disciplina científica dual historicomédica, t...

  15. Competitividad e innovación en el producto turístico rural de la Región de Murcia


    En la Región de Murcia se ha consolidado un producto turístico rural/interior que ha crecido cuantitativamente bajo parámetros de calidad, convirtiéndose en una actividad económica a considerar. Sin embargo, en un contexto socioeconómico complejo como el actual, se aboga por fórmulas que aumenten la competitividad, la sostenibilidad y la excelencia en destinos y productos turísticos, y en este sentido, la innovación es factor clave para alcanzar estos objetivos. Por tanto, el estudio pretende...

  16. Estrategias de transmisión del alto clero secular en Castilla durante el Antiguo Régimen. Los prebendados de Murcia en el siglo XVIII

    Antonio Irigoyen López


    Full Text Available Se pretende investigar sobre las formas en que el alto clero transmitía sus bienes en los años finales del Antiguo Régimen; para ello, se ha tomado el ejemplo de los prebendados de la catedral de Murcia. A pesar de que la literatura eclesiástica propugnaba que los bienes del clero debían destinarse a los pobres y a la Iglesia, será la familia la gran beneficiada porque los prebendados se sentían muy presionados por los compromisos que nacían del parentesco.

  17. Proyecto de Infraestructuras hidráulicas urbanas en el barrio la Viña, término municipal de Lorca (Murcia): red de saneamiento unitaria



    [EN] Due to the earthquakes that took place in 2011 in Lorca (Murcia), many infrastructures were damaged. The aim of this project is to design a sewer system, with the goal of evacuating sewage and rain water, which replaces the current sewer system in La Viña neighbourhood. The project includes the technical and economical definition of the necessary works for constructing the network. This will be formed by circular collectors made of PVC and GRP with nominal diameters ranging from 400mm to...


    José M. Martínez-Paz; Francisco Pellicer-Martínez; José Ramón Fernández; Luca Lamonaca


    La extracción de gas no convencional mediante fracturación hidráulica (fracking) es una técnica controvertida, ya que a sus beneficios sociales y económicos se contraponen sus potenciales riesgos ambientales y sobre la salud humana. En el norte de la Región de Murcia, al igual que en otras zonas de España, se han concedido recientemente permisos de investigación y prospección para la posible explotación de yacimientos de gas mediante fracking, lo que ha originado la aparición de movimientos c...

  19. La reputación en centros concertados de educación en la Región de Murcia

    Zapata Conesa, Juan


    El objeto del presente trabajo es un estudio a nivel teórico y empírico sobre la reputación en centros concertados de educación en la Región de Murcia. Estudiaremos en primer lugar el concepto de activo intangible, cuyo valor no aparece en los registros contables de las empresas, para posteriormente definir qué es la reputación corporativa y sus principales características. La reputación empresarial pese a que está configurada por múltiples dimensiones ha atraído la atención...

  20. [Self-rated health and educational level in Spain: trends by autonomous communities and gender (2001-2012)].

    Aguilar-Palacio, Isabel; Carrera-Lasfuentes, Patricia; Rabanaque, M José


    To identify the trend in self-rated health in Spain by autonomous communities (AC) in the period 2001-2012, as well as differences by gender and age, and the influence of educational level. A cross sectional study was carried out using data from the National Health Surveys from 2001 to 2011-12 and the 2009 European Survey. A descriptive analysis was conducted that included gender, age, educational level, and the AC of residence. Logistic regression analyses were developed to explore the temporal trend and the association between educational level and self-rated health. The predictive capacity of the model was calculated using the C statistic. The prevalence of low self-rated health was higher in women with low educational level. Self-rated health improved in women with high educational level (2001:18.6% vs. 2012:14.6%). The highest prevalence of low self-rated health was observed in Andalusia, the Canary Islands, Galicia and Murcia, with differences by gender. Low educational level was associated with low self-rated health in most AC, with good predictive capacity. In all AC except Asturias, low self-rated health was more frequent in women than in men. In Spain, the prevalence of self-rated health showed no variations in the period analyzed and improved in the Balearic Islands, Catalonia, and Madrid. The prevalence of self-rated health in Spain differed by AC. Although health was unchanged during the period considered, inequalities were found in its temporal trend by educational level and gender, which could lead to an increase in health inequalities in women according educational level. Copyright © 2014 SESPAS. Published by Elsevier Espana. All rights reserved.

  1. Cooperar para innovar en las microempresas del Municipio de Murcia, Proyecto e-Micro (2005-2007

    Antonio Juan Briones Peñalver


    Full Text Available La realidad empresarial nos muestra el desarrollo de redes interorganizativas de empresas e instituciones que llevan a plantear la estrategia de la cooperación como opción válida para mejorar la ventaja competitiva de las empresas. En este sentido, las asociaciones empresariales y los organismos públicos se están planteando el desarrollo de políticas de promoción para microempresas, que garanticen su viabilidad, favorezcan su adaptación estratégica y fomenten sus ventajas, tales como la mejora del servicio personalizado que brindan a los clientes, así como la rápida respuesta a las oportunidades que genera el entorno. Dentro de esas políticas se enmarca el proyecto e-Micro (2005-2007, de la Iniciativa Comunitaria Equal, financiado por el Fondo Social Europeo y coordinado por la Agrupación de Desarrollo del Ayuntamiento de Murcia, junto con diversas asociaciones e instituciones del entorno de las microempresas, para extender la cultura de la cooperación empresarial mediante el conocimiento de sus ventajas y los distintos mecanismos existentes. Este trabajo tiene como finalidad contribuir a la difusión y fomento de la herramienta de cooperación como estrategia de adaptación al nuevo escenario económico y garantía de permanencia de las empresas en condiciones de rentabilidad. Para ello se ha diseñado un itinerario de intervención con las microempresas del Municipio de Murcia (España que entren a formar parte del proyecto e-Micro. El objetivo del trabajo es explicar las diferentes fases previstas en torno a la cooperación empresarial, acciones de sensibilización y formación, promoción de acuerdos de cooperación, así como la consolidación de la cooperación como instrumento estratégico de las microempresas que formen parte del proyecto e-Micro. Con ese propósito, durante el periodo (2005-2007, se pondrá a disposición de las microempresas una “guía para la cooperación”, se diseñará un “portal web para la

  2. El impacto de la actividad turística sobre el paisaje de La Manga del Mar Menor (Murcia

    Morales Yago, Francisco José


    Full Text Available La Manga del Mar Menor in Murcia is one of the most beautiful tourist resorts on the Spanish coast as it was naturally created a sandbar nearly twenty miles long by half a mile wide, which forms a unique interface between an open sea like the Mediterranean and another shaped like the Mar Menor lagoon. For four decades this unique space has been subject to intense urban development linked to tourism, which has resulted in serious problems of territorial organization as mobility or residential densification and visible environmental degradation resulted in the loss of lake areas, dunes and beaches amplitude. Therefore, it is urgent to implement existing regulations and proper planning future be able to recover this space and stop the progressive deterioration that could see committed his future as a natural and prime tourist.La Manga del Mar Menor en Murcia es uno de los enclaves turísticos más bellos del litoral español ya que de forma natural fue creada una restinga de casi veinte kilómetros de longitud por menos de un kilómetro de anchura, que conforma un lugar único de confluencia entre un mar abierto (el Mediterráneo y otro en forma lagunar como (el Mar Menor. Durante cuatro décadas este singular espacio ha estado sometido a un intenso desarrollo urbanístico ligado a la actividad turística, lo que ha generado graves problemas de organización territorial como la movilidad o densificación residencial, así como un deterioro ambiental visible traducido en la pérdida de zonas lacustres, dunas y amplitud de playas. Por todo ello, es urgente la aplicación de la normativa existente, así como una adecuada planificación futura que pueda recuperar este espacio y detenga el progresivo deterioro al que podría ver comprometido en el futuro como espacio natural y turístico de primer orden. [fr] La Manga del Mar Menor, en Murcie, est une des plus belles enclaves touristiques de la côte espagnole. Elle est formée par une langue de sable

  3. Weighing 'El Gordo' with a precision scale: Hubble space telescope weak-lensing analysis of the merging galaxy cluster ACT-CL J0102–4915 at z = 0.87

    Jee, M. James; Ng, Karen Y. [Department of Physics, University of California, Davis, One Shields Avenue, Davis, CA 95616 (United States); Hughes, John P.; Menanteau, Felipe [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Rutgers University, 136 Frelinghysen Rd., Piscataway, NJ 08854 (United States); Sifón, Cristóbal [Leiden Observatory, Leiden University, P.O. Box 9513, NL-2300 RA Leiden (Netherlands); Mandelbaum, Rachel [Department of Physics, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 (United States); Barrientos, L. Felipe; Infante, Leopoldo [Departamento de Astronomía y Astrofísica, Facultad de Física, Ponticia Universidad Católica de Chile, Casilla 306, Santiago 22 (Chile)


    We present a Hubble Space Telescope weak-lensing study of the merging galaxy cluster 'El Gordo' (ACT-CL J0102–4915) at z = 0.87 discovered by the Atacama Cosmology Telescope (ACT) collaboration as the strongest Sunyaev-Zel'dovich decrement in its ∼1000 deg{sup 2} survey. Our weak-lensing analysis confirms that ACT-CL J0102–4915 is indeed an extreme system consisting of two massive (≳ 10{sup 15} M {sub ☉} each) subclusters with a projected separation of ∼0.7 h{sub 70}{sup −1} Mpc. This binary mass structure revealed by our lensing study is consistent with the cluster galaxy distribution and the dynamical study carried out with 89 spectroscopic members. We estimate the mass of ACT-CL J0102–4915 by simultaneously fitting two axisymmetric Navarro-Frenk-White (NFW) profiles allowing their centers to vary. We use only a single parameter for the NFW mass profile by enforcing the mass-concentration relation from numerical simulations. Our Markov-Chain-Monte-Carlo analysis shows that the masses of the northwestern (NW) and the southeastern (SE) components are M{sub 200c}=(1.38±0.22)×10{sup 15} h{sub 70}{sup −1} M{sub ⊙} and (0.78±0.20)×10{sup 15} h{sub 70}{sup −1} M{sub ⊙}, respectively, where the quoted errors include only 1σ statistical uncertainties determined by the finite number of source galaxies. These mass estimates are subject to additional uncertainties (20%-30%) due to the possible presence of triaxiality, correlated/uncorrelated large scale structure, and departure of the cluster profile from the NFW model. The lensing-based velocity dispersions are 1133{sub −61}{sup +58} km s{sup −1} and 1064{sub −66}{sup +62} km s{sup −1} for the NW and SE components, respectively, which are consistent with their spectroscopic measurements (1290 ± 134 km s{sup –1} and 1089 ± 200 km s{sup –1}, respectively). The centroids of both components are tightly constrained (∼4'') and close to the optical luminosity

  4. Incertidumbres en el espacio agrícola y proceso urbanizador > en la región de Murcia

    José Luis Andrés Sarasa


    Full Text Available Esta investigación muestra como la adaptación de las estructuras agrarias a los nuevos parámetros socioeconómicos de la vida moderna, pero también de la PAC, propicia la aparición de un proceso urbanizador, por su planificación lo denominamos «resort», que no sólo cambia el uso del suelo agrícola condenado al yermo, sino que impulsa un desarrollo endógeno apoyado en un sistema de empresas caracterizadas por su fuerte especialización, capacidad de atracción, sistemas de información eficaces y amplia división del trabajo para la producción de espacios de ocio con servicios de alta calidad. El trabajo se organiza en dos partes, la primera tiene por objetivo analizar las vicisitudes por las que atraviesa el espacio agrario de la Región de Murcia para llegar a la conclusión de que los «demonios» están tanto dentro como fuera de sus propias estructuras: el desánimo, la atracción de la vida urbana y la especulación del suelo. La aparición de un proceso urbanizador ligado al golf se ve como la acertada salida a la situación. La segunda parte se centra en el proceso urbanizador que surge a modo de una periurbanización que se presenta bajo tres tipologías, periurbanización en sentido literal, periurbanización litoral y periurbanización turística aislada. Aunque toda la atención se centra en la última con frecuencia se recurre a la comparación con las otras dos para destacar los impactos territoriales, sociales, financieros y medioambientales.

  5. Valoración del uso recreativo en los Espacios Naturales Protegidos de la Región de Murcia

    Juan Antonio Sánchez Sáez


    Full Text Available Como repuesta al incremento de la actividad recreati- vo-deportiva en la naturaleza, surge el problema de su correcta gestión. La dificultad de la estimación econó- mica del medio ambiente radica en que es un bien sin mercado, compleja de cuantificar en términos de oferta y demanda, por tanto difícil de determinar una cuantía económica exacta. Sin embargo, mediante los métodos de valoración ambiental, como la valoración contin- gente, y mediante la herramienta de la disponibilidad al pago combinada con la técnica del reconocimiento visual, se alcanzó una estimación económica de cuánto dinero estarían dispuestos los ciclistas (10 € y senderis- tas (20 € a donar por la mejora y conservación de las sendas. A partir del conocimiento de estos datos, los gestores de los parques naturales dispondrán de mayor información para dirigir sus políticas de gestión hacia la elaboración de proyectos de mejora y conservación de los mismos. Es por ello que el objetivo de este estudio fue determinar la disponibilidad al pago (estimación económica por la conservación y mejora de las sendas y caminos para su mejor aprovechamiento recreativo por parte de los usuarios (senderistas y ciclistas de los Espacios Naturales Protegidos de la Región de Murcia. La muestra fue un total de 100 sujetos, de los cuales 50 fueron ciclistas y 50 senderistas. La toma de datos fue distribuida en distintos meses y organizada en dos espacios naturales diferentes.

  6. Epidemiological profile and vaccination coverage in splenectomy patients in a health area of Murcia (1993-2012).

    Molina-Salas, Yolanda; Romera-Guirado, Francisco José; Pérez-Martín, Jaime Jesús; Peregrín-González, María Nieves; Góngora-Soria, David


    Splenectomy patients have a high risk of suffering severe infections, many of them preventable by vaccination. The aim of the study was to analyse the clinical epidemiological characteristics and vaccine coverage of these patients in Health Area III of the Region of Murcia. A cross-sectional study was conducted on a population of patients that were splenectomised during the period 1993-2012, according to the Register of the Basic Minimum Data Set. Patients were classified on the basis of splenectomy (neoplasm, haematological diseases, trauma, and others), vaccination, and vital status, using official records of health data. Statistical analysis was performed using SPSS 21.0 statistics program. The sample consisted of 196 patients, of which 68.4% (n=134) were male. The mean age at which they underwent splenectomy was 50.1 years (SD: 22.2). The most common reason for removal of the spleen was neoplasia in 39.1% (n=59). Splenectomy due to trauma reasons was associated with lower patient age (p<.001) and male gender (p=.03). Vaccination coverage for Streptococcus pneumoniae was 23.8%, 5.7% for Neisseria meningitidis C, and 8.6% for Haemophilus influenzae B. Only 2.9% of patients were correctly vaccinated for all three. Vaccination coverage was insufficient for this fragile patient profile. It should be taken into account in the early detection and counselling in this group so susceptible to disease, with nurses being a decisive part in the process. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier España, S.L.U. All rights reserved.

  7. La transformación urbana y territorial de la ciudad de Murcia y su entorno (1977-2010

    Martí Ciriquián, Pablo


    Full Text Available Most of Spanish cities have experienced important urban and territorial changes since the establishment of Regional Governments –Autonomous Communities of Spain–.As a result, there has been a transformation of the existing cities and an excessive urban expansion. However, each city has had its own characteristics and peculiarities. The case of Murcia and its territory is of special interest as three different phenomena have occurred, with certain intensity, affecting: the central city, the fertile peri-urban space of the Huerta (Market Garden and the creation of new peripheries. The first period –until approximately 1995– is characterized by the transformation of the historic Centre, offering a new image to the capital. After this period, important efforts were made to transform urban and territorial new peripheries located at some distance from the traditional city, introducing residential and tertiary land uses. Finally, the occupation of agricultural land (Huerta occurs continuously throughout all periods. The combination of these three processes has defined a new space in which urban territorial relationships have radically changed.La mayoría de las ciudades españolas han desarrollado importantes cambios urbanísticos desde el inicio de la etapa autonómica cuyos resultados han sido, por un lado, la transformación de las ciudades existentes y, por otro, una desmesurada expansión urbana. Sin embargo, en cada una de las ciudades, esos cambios han tenido sus propias características y singularidades. El caso de Murcia y su territorio resulta especialmente interesante al producirse, con cierta intensidad, tres fenómenos de diferente calado afectando a la ciudad central, al espacio periurbano de la huerta y a la creación de nuevas periferias. Así, en un primer periodo –hasta 1995 aproximadamente– se lleva a cabo la transformación del centro histórico, ofreciendo una nueva imagen de capitalidad; posteriormente, los esfuerzos

  8. Biogerontology research in Spain.

    Solana, Rafael


    The article describes the features of biogerontology research in Spain and outlines the research in the biology of ageing, covering a wide spectrum of areas and topics. Research in biogerontology has expanded notably in quality and quantity in the last decades with the development of internationally recognized research groups actively working in the analysis of the complex process of ageing. In the last few years research in ageing has become a priority area in the National Program of Research which has substantially increased funds specifically allocated to biogerontology and biological research on senescence. Despite these improvements, special efforts have to be made not only to consolidate the existing groups but also to facilitate the initiation and development of new research groups in Universities, Hospitals and research institutions with capacity to incorporate trained researchers in this area. It would promote the continuous incorporation of technical and scientific advances in other disciplines to the understanding the biology of ageing and the molecular basis of cellular senescence, that will benefit actual and future ageing population.

  9. Geomorphological impacts of an extreme flood in SE Spain

    Hooke, J. M.


    Long-term field studies in semiarid ephemeral streams are rare. These geomorphic data are essential for understanding the nature of the processes in order to develop modelling for risk assessments and management. An extreme flood event on 28 September 2012 affected the Murcia region of SE Spain, including long-tem monitoring sites on two fluvial systems in the Guadalentín basin, the Nogalte and Torrealvilla. Detailed morphological data were collected before and immediately after the event; and the amount of morphological change, erosion, and deposition have been related to peak flow conditions at the sites. On the Nogalte channel, peak flow reached 2500 m3 s- 1 at the downstream end of the catchment in less than 1 h. The event had a recurrence interval of > 50 years based on rainfall records and damage to old irrigation structures. The major effect in the braided, gravel channel of the Nogalte was net aggradation, with massive deposition in large flat bars. The measured changes in bankfull capacity were highly correlated with most hydraulic variables. Net changes in cut-and-fill in cross sections on the Nogalte were highly related to peak discharge and stream power but much less so to measures of hydraulic force (velocity, shear stress, unit stream power). Relationships of amount of erosion to hydraulic variables were much weaker than for amount of deposition, which was largely scaled to channel size and flow energy. Changes on the Torrealvilla were much less than on the Nogalte, and net erosion occurred at all sites. Sites on the Nogalte channel in schist exhibited higher deposition than those of the Torrealvilla sites on marl for the same hydraulic values. Overall, less morphological change took place in the extreme event on the Nogalte than predicted from some published hydraulic relations, probably reflecting the high sediment supply and the hydrological characteristics of the event. The results demonstrate the high degree of adjustment of these channels to


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  11. Hydrography, Published in 2008, Cerro Gordo County.

    NSGIC GIS Inventory (aka Ramona) — This Hydrography dataset, was produced all or in part from Hardcopy Maps information as of 2008. Data by this publisher are often provided in State Plane coordinate...


    Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security — Hydrology data include spatial datasets and data tables necessary for documenting the hydrologic procedures for estimating flood discharges for a flood insurance...

  13. De conjunto de rentas a impuesto aduanero. La transformación del almojarifazgo durante el siglo XIV en el reino de Murcia

    González Arce, José Damián


    Full Text Available Before becoming a customs duty, the almojarifazgo consisted of a set of heterogeneous income received by the Castilian monarchs. Originally, most of these rents were demanded by the Muslim rulers of the cities then conquered by the Christian kings. However, during the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries the kings were giving them to the lords and local councils and kept for themselves the most interesting of all, the customs duty. The kingdom of Murcia is almost the only example to study how this transformation because it is the only territory that has retained suffi cient documentation to analyse it.

    Antes de convertirse en un impuesto aduanero, el almojarifazgo consistió en un conjunto de rentas heterogéneas percibidas por los monarcas castellanos. En origen, la mayor parte de esas rentas fueron demandadas por los gobernantes musulmanes de las ciudades luego conquistadas por los reyes cristianos. Sin embargo, durante los siglos XIII y XIV dichos reyes las fueron cediendo a los señores y concejos locales y se quedaron con la más interesante de todas, el arancel aduanero. El reino de Murcia constituye casi el único ejemplo para estudiar cómo se operó esta transformación, porque es el único territorio que ha conservado la sufi ciente documentación para poder analizar tal transformación.

  14. Estructura de autocorrelación espacial de la actividad comercial en los municipios de la Región de Murcia.

    Juana María Vivo Molina


    Full Text Available En este trabajo, se realiza una aproximación al estudio de la dependencia entre variable económica y localización espacial aplicando la metodología de la Teoría de las Variables Regionalizadas (TVR. En particular, nos centraremos en la localización de actividades económico-comerciales de los municipios de la Comunidad Autónoma de la Región de Murcia (CARM. Aplicando métodos estadísticos para la reducción de datos que nos permiten eliminar información redundante, detectamos estructuras latentes en el desarrollo económico-comercial dentro de los municipios de la CARM. La metodología TVR nos permite constatar la presencia de correlación espacial, considerando los municipios de la Región de Murcia georeferenciados dentro del plano topográfico, en las estructuras latentes detectadas.

  15. Cambio temporal en la huella ecológica de la región de Murcia y su uso como indicador de desertificación

    E. Hernández Laguna


    Full Text Available Numerosos estudios han alertado sobre el proceso de desertifi cación en la Región de Murcia, en el Sureste de la Península Ibérica. Su clima semiárido junto con la defi ciente gestión de sus fértiles suelos, son responsables de la degradación de sus recursos naturales. La Huella Ecológica de una población es una medida de la presión sobre la tierra en términos de hectáreas de tierra per capita necesarias para el sostenimiento de dicha población dada la tecnología usada. Junto con la biocapacidad de la tierra, HE mide la sostenibilidad del territorio. En este trabajo, se mide la HE de la Región de Murcia para dos años consecutivos, 1995 y 2001. Un claro paralelismo es observado entre la variación de este indicador y la desertifi cación.

  16. El territorio, un bien que conviene ordenar: las salinas del litoral e interior de la Región de Murcia

    Salvador Gil Guirado


    Full Text Available En regiones como Murcia, ha existido un gran interés por acondicionar y ordenar ciertos espacios para la obtención de la sal. Esta ordenación del territorio, ha creado unos paisajes propios: las salinas, distinguiendo entre las litorales y las de interior. La metodología de trabajo, nos ha permitido localizar, describir y explicar casi una treintena de salinas en toda la Región de Murcia. Algunas continúan funcionando desde época romana como las del Principal en Jumilla, otras junto a la explotación salinera también son humedales protegidos legalmente (San Pedro del Pinatar en el litoral y Cabezo de la Rosa y Rambla Salada en el interior, pero la mayor parte están en proceso de abandono. Por lo que urge planificar para poner en valor este rico patrimonio de la Cultura del Agua y la Sal, generando así una gestión sostenible de los paisajes salineros.

  17. Creación de una base de datos con series largas de precipitación en la Región de Murcia y análisis temporal de la serie media anual, 1914-2013

    Víctor Ruiz Álvarez


    Full Text Available En este estudio se describe la reconstrucción de series largas de precipitación en la Región de Murcia (sureste de España, basado en registros mensuales obtenidos de la Agencia Estatal de Meteorología (AEMET. Las primeras observaciones disponibles de precipitación en Murcia se registraron en 1863, en la estación meteorológica de la ciudad de Murcia, con 5 estaciones meteorológicas disponibles a principios de la década de 1910, y alrededor de 20 en el decenio de 1940, disponiendo de datos a partir de mediados de 1950 en 41 estaciones. Se ha puesto especial énfasis en el proceso de homogenización y relleno de lagunas en las series de precipitación reconstruidas. Se ha estudiado la variabilidad de la serie media anual de precipitación de la Región de Murcia (periodo 1914-2013, la cual muestra un ligero descenso estadísticamente no significativo. Finalmente, se han observado diferencias importantes en la evolución de las precipitaciones observadas respecto a las estimadas por el 20 th Century Reanalysis Project.

  18. Light pollution in Spain 2010

    Sánchez de Miguel, A.; Zamorano, J.; Pila-Díez, B.; Rubio, J.; Ruiz, R.; Rodríguez-Herranz, I.; González-Pérez, A.


    The most recent data on electricity consumption for public lighting inSpain is presented and compared with light pollution measurements asderived from night satellite imagery. NOAA-MSP images (low-resolution)and higher resolution images obtained with conventional DSLR cameras on board the International Space Station (ISS) have been used.We show that the data can be related to night sky brightness maps with a study conducted within the Comunidad Autónoma de Madrid. Weintend to extend our work to the rest of Spain through tight collaborationwith amateur astronomers.

  19. Coal facies studies in Spain

    Suarez-Ruiz, Isabel [INCAR (CSIC), Ap. Co., 73, 33080, Oviedo (Spain); Jimenez, Amalia [Geology, University of Oviedo, 33005, Oviedo (Spain)


    This work is a synthesis of the distribution of the main coal basins and sub-basins in Spain as well as the research carried out on their coal facies. The coal fields are distributed through the Paleozoic (mainly Pennsylvanian), Mesozoic (Cretaceous) and Cenozoic times. Peats also exist in the southeast Spain (Granada area), although these types of deposits are not included in this review. Spanish coal basins are both of a paralic and intramontane type and the coal rank is highly variable, from lignite in the case of the younger coal seams to anthracite for those of Carboniferous age.


    Reginaldo Santana Figueiredo


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    O trabalho teve por objetivo mensurar e analisar os valores da base e do risco de base da arroba do boi gordo, para o Estado de Goiás. Utilizou-se, no estudo, a série de preços da arroba do boi gordo para o Estado de Goiás, obtida junto à Federação da Agricultura e Pecuária do Estado de Goiás (Faeg, e a série de preços futuros na Bolsa de Mercadorias & Futuros (BM&F, obtida junto ao Centro de Estudos Avançados em Economia Aplicada (Cepea da Escola Superior de Agricultura Luiz de Queiroz (ESALQ, da Universidade de São Paulo. A mensuração da base e do risco de base permitiu analisar o comportamento dos preços da arroba do boi gordo, à vista, para o Estado de Goiás, e os preços futuros da commodity, na BM&F. Notou-se uma significativa diferença entre esses, durante o período pesquisado. Essa diferença de preços é mais evidente entre os meses de dezembro e maio, período definido como safra. Entretanto, no período de entressafra, que vai de junho a novembro, os preços apresentam uma maior proximidade. Concluiu-se que os parâmetros estatísticos utilizados são essenciais para as tomadas de decisão, por parte dos produtores, na comercialização do boi gordo, no Estado de Goiás.

    PALAVRAS-CHAVES: Risco de base; comercialização; boi gordo; Estado de Goiás.

  1. Groundwater crustaceans of Spain, 13 (Copepoda Calanoida)

    Bowman, Thomas E.


    Two calanoid copepods were collected from groundwaters in Spain by the University of Amsterdam Expeditions in 1983—84 and 1985. Copidodiaptomus numidicus was found in southwestern Spain, in provincias Huelva and Sevilla. Mixodiaptomus laciniatus, previously known in Spain only from the Pyrenees, was

  2. [Intensive medicine in Spain].


    the future of intensive care medicine in Spain and in Europe, recommendations are made towards specialization in intensive care medicine incorporating in the training program those competences (knowledge, skills and attitudes) that should be present an intensivist in Europe and that are extensively fulfilled by the current Spanish training program. The trajectory followed by intensive care medicine in Europe and recently in China, shows the increasing need of intensive care and the progressive recognition of the specialty in economically growing countries, and emphasizes the need of homogenization in the training of future specialists in intensive care medicine globally.

  3. Sismotectónica de la falla de Alhama de Murcia, implicaciones sismogenéticas del terremoto de Lorca de junio-1977 (Mb: 4,2

    Martínez-Díaz, J. J.


    Full Text Available A seismotectonic study of the oblique slip (strike-slip-reverse Alhama de Murcia Fault (FAM is presented. The spatial and temporal distribution of historical and instrumental seismicity around the fault is analyzed. The Lorca (1977, Mb 4.2 seismic sequence is interpreted in order to explain the extensional focal mechanism of the mainshock, under a compressional stress field. A model in which local extension occurs in the hanging wall, due to reverse movement of Alhama de Murcia Fault, is proposed to explain the earthquake. The hanging wall suffers a lateral extension due to free lateral space increase and/or flexion The dynamic link of FAM activity with small normal faults, located inside the hanging wall, may produce earthquakes with Mb ≻ 4.0. In that way, seismic risk assessment studies must to be into account the dynamic relations of second order active faults with the major faults, that are the true kinematic engine triggering activity on them.En este trabajo se presenta el estudio sismotectónico de la falla oblicua (inversodireccional de Alhama de Murcia y su entorno. Se analiza la distribución espacial y temporal de la sismicidad histórica e instrumental en el entorno de la falla y se reinterpreta la génesis de la serie sísmica de Lorca ocurrida en junio de 1977 (Mb: 4,2, que se explica desde un punto de vista tectónico, relacionando su mecanismo de foco de tipo extensional, con la estructura neotectónica de la zona epicentral. Se propone un modelo para la génesis de este evento relacionado con el levantamiento y plegamiento de la Sierra de las Estancias asociado a la actividad inverso-direccional de la FAM. En el bloque levantado se pueden producir dos efectos que explican un tensor local extensional: ganancia de espacio lateral en el bloque levantado por la falla, y procesos de flexión asociados a la componente inversa. La conexión dinámica entre la actividad inverso-direccional de la FAM y la actividad normal de las

  4. Resource intruders and robustness of social-ecological systems: an irrigation system of Southeast Spain, a case study

    Irene Pérez


    Full Text Available Globalization increases the vulnerability of traditional social-ecological systems (SES to the incursion of new resource appropriators, i.e. intruders. New external disturbances that increase the physical and socio-political accessibility of SES (e.g. construction of a new road and weak points in institutional SES of valuable common-pool resources are some of the main factors that enhance the encroachment of intruders. The irrigation system of the northwest Murcia Region (Spain is an example used in this article of the changes in the structure and robustness of a traditional SES as a result of intruders. In this case study, farmers have traditionally used water from springs to irrigate their lands but, in recent decades, large agrarian companies have settled in this region, using groundwater to irrigate new lands. This intrusion had caused the levels of this resource to drop sharply. In an attempt to adapt, local communities are intensifying the use of resources and are constructing new physical infrastructures; consequently, new vulnerabilities are emerging. This situation seems to be heading toward the inevitably collapse of this traditional SES. From an institutional viewpoint, some recommendations are offered to enhance the robustness of SES in order to mitigate the consequences of intruders.

  5. DInSAR Coseismic Deformation of the May 2011 Mw 5.1 Lorca Earthquake (southeastern Spain

    F. Pérez


    Full Text Available The coseismic superficial deformation at the region of Lorca (Murcia, southeastern Spain due to the Mw 5.1 earthquake on 11 May 2011 was characterized by a multidisciplinary team, integrating information from DInSAR, GPS and numerical modelling techniques. Despite the moderate magnitude of the event, quantitative information was obtained from the interferometric study of a pair of TerraSAR-X images. The DinSAR results defined the trace of the fault plane and evidenced uplift of the hanging wall block in agreement with the estimated deformation obtained through an elastic rupture dislocation numerical model. Meanwhile for the footwall block, interferometric results showed that tectonic deformation is masked by an important subsidence related to groundwater extraction previously identified at the area of study. Horizontal crustal deformation rates and velocity vectors, obtained from GPS stations existent at the area, were also coherent with the tectonic setting of the southern margin of the Iberian Peninsula and with the focal mechanism calculated for the Lorca event. The analysis of a continuous GPS site in Lorca showed good agreement with the horizontal N–S direction component relative to the numerical model and tectonics of the region. This is the first time at this seismic active area that a multi-technique analysis has been performed immediately after the occurrence of a seismic event, comparing the existing deformation data with a theoretical numerical model based on estimated seismic rupture dislocation.


    Mª Luz Tudela Serrano


    Full Text Available El estudio del impacto que supone la práctica del senderismo por el medio natural, rural o urbano es interesante para la conservación y recuperación del patrimonio. En este trabajo se estudian once senderos de la Comarca del Noroeste (Murcia, identifi cando y evaluando los impactos ambientales de sus acciones sobre el medio y realizando una serie de propuestas de actuación, en el ámbito de medidas preventivas y/o correctoras que contribuyan a la elaboración de un modelo de gestión y conservación efi ciente para preservar nuestro territorio.

  7. Actividad física deportiva en una muestra representativa de la población de la Región de Murcia

    Martínez-Ros M.T.


    Full Text Available Objetivo: Estimar la prevalencia de realización de actividad física (AF deportiva intensa en la Región de Murcia según sexo y edad y analizar su asociación con los principales determinantes demográficos, socioeconómicos, así como con otros factores de riesgo cardiovascular. Método: Encuesta sobre una muestra representativa de la población de 18 a 65 años de la Región de Murcia mediante un muestreo aleatorio polietápico con definición de cuotas muestrales. El número de personas entrevistadas fue de 3.091. Se recogió, a través de un cuestionario validado, la frecuencia y duración de realización de AF intensa deportiva durante las 2 semanas previas a la realización de la encuesta. Además, se obtuvo información sobre variables socioeconómicas, hábito tabáquico, presión arterial, peso, talla y una analítica de sangre para determinar los lípidos plasmáticos. La AF intensa o vigorosa (≥ 6 equivalentes a la tasa metabólica basal se midió en kcal/día y se redujo a h/sem, considerando 3 categorías diferentes: ninguna AF, menos de 2 h/sem, e igual o más de 2 h/sem. Resultados: Globalmente, el 17,8% (intervalo de confianza [IC] del 95%, 16,6-19,0 de la población adulta de la Región de Murcia realiza AF intensa ≥ 2 h/sem. Por sexos las cifras varían siendo el doble en varones (23,1%; IC del 95%, 21,0-25,2 que en las mujeres (12,5%; IC del 95%, 10,9-14,1. En el análisis mediante regresión logística la mayor frecuencia de realización de AF deportiva intensa se asoció con la edad, el nivel de estudios y la situación de empleo. En los varones, además, con la ocupación y la residencia en áreas urbanas. Conclusiones: En el período de estudio, una de cada 5 personas adultas en la Región de Murcia realizó AF deportiva intensa con una frecuencia y duración compatible con la prevención de episodios isquémicos coronarios.

  8. El turismo rural en la planificación económica de la región de Murcia

    Mercedes Millan Escriche


    Full Text Available El turismo rural se está convirtiendo en uno de los productos turísticos que ejercen mayor atractivo para la demanda y también en factor de diversificación de las rentas obtenidas por la población rural. Aspectos éstos que lo llevan a ser considerado en las políticas de desarrollo de Administraciones regionales, nacionales y supranacionales. En este estudio analizamos en qué términos se considera la actividad turística en el medio rural dentro de la planificación emanada de la Unión Europea para el desarrollo regional, pasando a compararla posteriormente con la contemplada en la Región de Murcia con respecto al ámbito del noroeste murciano

  9. Usefulness of a large field of view sensor for physicochemical, textural, and yield predictions under industrial goat cheese (Murcia al Vino) manufacturing conditions.

    Rovira, S; García, V; Ferrandini, E; Carrión, J; Castillo, M; López, M B


    The applicability of a light backscatter sensor with a large field of view was tested for on-line monitoring of coagulation and syneresis in a goat cheese (Murcia al Vino) manufactured under industrial conditions. Cheesemaking was carried out concurrently in a 12-L pilot vat and a 10,000-L industrial vat following the normal cheesemaking protocol. Cheese moisture, whey fat content, hardness, springiness, and adhesiveness were measured during syneresis. The results obtained show that cutting time is best predicted by considering the coagulation ratio at the inflection point and the percentage increase in the ratio during coagulation, with no need for the first derivative. The large field of view reflectance ratio provided good results for the prediction of moisture content, yield, hardness, springiness, and adhesiveness of the final cheese. Copyright © 2012 American Dairy Science Association. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.


    José Molina Ruiz


    Full Text Available La introducción del concepto de sostenibilidad en el mercado energético implica la potenciación de las energías renovables activando políticas que fomenten su implantación. El éxito de estas políticas se plasmará en el incremento de participación de las energías renovables en el mix energético, en la reducción de emisiones de CO2 y en el cumplimiento de los compromisos internacionales. Este trabajo analiza el grado de implantación de las energías renovables en un municipio de la Región de Murcia (Blanca, valorando la incidencia de la legislación sectorial energética y estimando la huella de carbono derivada del consumo de energía eléctrica.

  11. Accumulation and tissue distribution of heavy metals and essential elements in loggerhead turtles (Caretta caretta) from Spanish Mediterranean coastline of Murcia.

    Jerez, Silvia; Motas, Miguel; Cánovas, Régulo Angel; Talavera, Jesús; Almela, Ramón Miguel; Del Río, Alejandro Bayón


    Sea turtles are of increasing interest as potential bioindicators of the heavy metal pollution in marine ecosystems. In the present work, concentrations of heavy metals and essential elements (As, Cd, Hg, Pb, Se, Zn) in different organs and tissues (liver, kidney, muscle, bone, blood, central nervous system and skin) of loggerhead sea turtles (Caretta caretta) were determined from stranded animals found along the Spanish Mediterranean coastlines of Murcia. Relatively high average levels of As (skin: 52.13 microg g(-1) dry weight; muscle: 40.95 microg g(-1) dry weight), and especially high individual levels of Zn in muscle tissue (1002.4 microg g(-1) dry weight) were detected. Furthermore, a significant degree of organotrophism of Cd was observed in kidney tissue. The concentrations detected, the distribution among the tissues and the differences observed between juvenile and adult specimens are generally compatible with chronic exposure to the elements studied, whilst levels produced by acute exposure were ruled out.

  12. Los conceptos del parto normal, natural y humanizado. El caso del area I de salud de la región de Murcia

    José Arnau Sánchez


    Full Text Available El artículo pretende reflexionar sobre las representaciones simbólicas que los profesionales relacionados con el proceso reproductivo, pertenecientes a una determinada área de salud de la región de Murcia, poseen sobre los conceptos del parto normal, natural y humanizado. Existen organizaciones nacionales e internacionales que lo definen, sin embargo, no deja de existir polémica en cuanto a la forma de entender los conceptos; repercutiendo en las prácticas profesionales. Por consiguiente, desde un análisis cualitativo llevado a cabo a matronas y tocólogos/as, se pretende discutir las ambigüedades y conflictos existentes en lo que respecta al manejo de estos conceptos en el ámbito laboral.

  13. Estado actual de la degradación de suelos calizos en varias zonas de la Región de Murcia

    Tudela Serrano, Mª Luz


    Se presenta una propuesta metodológica de clasificación de la degradación del suelo en ecosistemas semiáridos por pérdida de materia orgánica, basada en el tratamiento estadístico por análisis discriminante y factorial de los parámetros que habitualmente se determinan en los suelos y que influyen de manera decisiva en su degradación biológica y física. Se aplica el estudio a suelos calizos de siete zonas de la Región de Murcia, obteniéndose tres elementos discriminatorios: materia orgáni...

  14. Literatura y sociedad. Algunos ejemplos de la presencia de Jaime I en la Región de Murcia, a través de diversos contextos escritos. Siglos XIX y XX

    Ramón Doménech Villa


    Full Text Available Cada lugar se caracteriza por tener su héroe particular. Sería muy difícil encontrar dos héroes compartidos en diferentes espacios físicos, mucho más si estos se encuentran limitando entre sí. En la actualidad podría ser comparable a las rivalidades existentes en ciertas competiciones deportivas, incluso podríamos plantearnos la existencia de ciertos paralelismos entre estos y aquellas situaciones bélicas producidas en siglos anteriores. La Región de Murcia, Andalucía y el País Valencià, compitieron en un particular duelo de protagonismo monárquico, con claros parentescos familiares, durante el siglo XIII. Ante el predominio de uno u otro monarca, y sin contar con su protagonismo destacado podríamos hacernos multitud de preguntas: ¿Desaparecieron todas las referencias al rey Jaime I, dentro del marco de la sociedad murciana, una vez pasados los siglos con otro rey como protagonista? ¿Sería posible encontrar referencias a él, en contextos relacionados sociales de la Región de Murcia? ¿Jugó la literatura de la época algún papel en este sentido? ¿El ciudadano de la Región podía crear un contexto no formal de aprendizaje histórico? Each site is characterized by its particular hero. It would be very difficult to find two different heroes in shared physical spaces, even if they are border regions. In this days and age, this fact could be comparable to existing rivalries in certain sport competitions; besides, we may even look on the existence of certain parallelisms between these latter ones and those warfare situations produced in earlier centuries. The Region of Murcia, Andalusia and the Valencian Country competed each other in a particular feud for a monarchic prominence with clear family relationships during the XIII century. Given the predominance of one or another monarch, and regardless of their leading role we might ask ourselves many questions: Did all references to King James I disappeared, in the context of

  15. La tempestad después de la calma: la Universidad de Murcia entre la displicencia de posguerra y las movilizaciones de la transición

    Fuensanta Escudero Andújar


    Full Text Available Los estudiantes españoles fueron los primeros en manifestar su disconformidad con el régimen dictatorial de Franco. Los movimientos de protesta más importantes se desarrollaron en los principales Distritos Universitarios del país: Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia…. Mucho más desconocido es este proceso en aquellas zonas que contaban con Distritos Universitarios pequeños y con un reducido número de estudiantes, como es el caso de Murcia, lugar en el que nunca pasaba nada que pudiera inquietar a sus gobernantes. Con una evolución que fue desde la apatía complaciente y elitista de los primeros años de Dictadura hasta la amplia movilización de los últimos años de la misma y primeros de la Transición. Palabras clave: movimiento estudiantil, PNNs, transición, franquismo, disidencia____________Abstract:Spanish students were the first to express their disagreement with the dictatorial regime of Franco. The most important protest movements took place in major university districts in the country: Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia .... Less known is this process in areas that had small University District and a small number of students, as is the case of Murcia, a place where nothing ever happened that could worry the government. With a development ranging from apathy and elitist complacent in the first years of dictatorship, to the broad mobilization of the last years of the Regime and the beginning of the transition to democracy.Keywords: student movement, PNNS, transition, Franco, dissent


    José M. Martínez-Paz


    Full Text Available La extracción de gas no convencional mediante fracturación hidráulica (fracking es una técnica controvertida, ya que a sus beneficios sociales y económicos se contraponen sus potenciales riesgos ambientales y sobre la salud humana. En el norte de la Región de Murcia, al igual que en otras zonas de España, se han concedido recientemente permisos de investigación y prospección para la posible explotación de yacimientos de gas mediante fracking, lo que ha originado la aparición de movimientos ciudadanos que abogan por su prohibición. El objetivo central de este trabajo es estudiar el conocimiento, la percepción y la aceptabilidad que tienen los ciudadanos de la Región de Murcia sobre la explotación de esta fuente de energía. Con este fin se realiza una encuesta en la que se implementa el método de la Valoración Contingente. Los resultados informan, entre otros, que algo más de dos tercios de la población estarían a favor de su implementación, condicionado a que salud y el medioambiente sean salvaguardados. A su vez cada familia murciana se muestra dispuesta a contribuir, en media, con 15 €/año como sobrecoste en el recibo eléctrico para fijar una moratoria en la explotación.

  17. Calendarios, relojes y un cajero automático. Cinco patentes en la región de Murcia y dos aplicaciones de publicidad (1887-1928

    Santos López, Pascual


    Full Text Available By the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, clocks and calendars had become everyday objects in homes, classrooms and workplaces. Advertising in the press at the turn of century shows there to have been demand for various sorts of timepiece. This demand spurred the intellectual efforts of inventors who rushed to patent devices either to measure or register the passing of time or simply to satisfy the curiosity these fascinating devices aroused. Five time-measurement-related inventions were patented in the Region of Murcia between 1887 and 1928. Two calendars in 1887, an automated cash machine in 1913 and two inventions in 1928 that exploited the curiosity and the need to measure the time to attract the public’s attention. We discuss these five patents and the contemporary press to get closer to their inventors, achievements and the time in which they lived.A finales del siglo XIX y principios del XX, relojes y calendarios eran objetos de uso cotidiano y se encontraban en hogares, aulas y lugares de trabajo. La publicidad en la prensa del cambio de siglo demuestra la demanda que tenían estos objetos relacionados con la medida del tiempo. Esta demanda espoleó el ingenio de nuestros inventores que se apresuraron a patentar máquinas que controlaban el tiempo, que utilizaban el tiempo como control o simplemente que explotaban la curiosidad y fascinación que provocaban estos aparatos. Entre 1887 y 1928 se patentan en la Región de Murcia cinco ingenios relacionados con la medida del tiempo. Dos calendarios en 1887, un cajero automático en 1913 y dos inventos en 1928 en los que se aprovechan la curiosidad y la necesidad de medir el tiempo para atraer la atención del público. Analizaremos estas cinco patentes y la prensa del momento para acercarnos a sus inventores, sus logros y la época en que vivieron.

  18. Serum levels of organochlorine pesticides in healthy adults from five regions of Spain.

    Jakszyn, Paula; Goñi, Fernando; Etxeandia, Arsenio; Vives, Asunción; Millán, Esmeralda; López, Raul; Amiano, Pilar; Ardanaz, Eva; Barricarte, Aurelio; Chirlaque, M Dolores; Dorronsoro, Miren; Larrañaga, Nerea; Martínez, Carmen; Navarro, Carmen; Rodríguez, Laudina; Sánchez, M José; Tormo, M José; González, Carlos A; Agudo, Antonio


    The aim of this study was to measure of serum levels of p,p'-dichlorodiphenyl trichloroethane (p,p'-DDT), p,p'-dichlorodiphenyl dichlorethylene (p,p'-DDE), beta-hexachlorocyclohexane (beta-HCH), and hexachlorobenzene (HCB) in healthy adults in Spain. Furthermore, we also analyzed these levels according to dietary, other lifestyle factors and anthropometric characteristics. We measured the concentrations of such organochlorine pesticides (OCPs) in serum samples collected during 1992-1996 from 953 subjects aged 35-64 years, they were residents of five Spanish regions, they were randomly selected from the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC) cohort. OCPs were determined by means of gas chromatography with electron-capture detection (GC-ECD). The most frequent compound found in serum was p,p'-DDE, present in 98% of the samples, followed by HCB and beta-HCH, found in 89% and 77% of samples, respectively, while p,p'-DDT could be measured only in 26% of subjects. The geometric means of serum concentrations (ng/g lipid) were 822 for p,p'-DDE, 167 for beta-HCH, and 379 for HCB. The concentrations of all OCPs were positively associated with age and body mass index, and decreased along the period of blood collection. No association was found between OCPs levels and dietary factors. The concentrations of p,p'-DDE and beta-HCB were higher in Murcia, one of southern regions, most likely associated with intensive past use of pesticides related to agricultural practices, while higher levels of HCB were found in Navarra, located in the north, maybe due to industrial use rather than agricultural application.

  19. Active tectonics, paleoseismology and associated methodological challenges posed by the slow moving Alhama de Murcia fault (SE Iberia)

    Ferrater, Marta; Ortuño, Maria; Masana, Eulàlia; Pallàs, Raimon; Perea, Hector; Baize, Stephane; García-Meléndez, Eduardo; Martínez-Díaz, José J.; Echeverria, Anna; Rockwell, Thomas; Sharp, Warren D.; Arrowsmith, Ramon; Medialdea, Alicia; Rhodes, Edward


    The Alhama de Murcia fault (AMF) is a 87 km-long left-lateral slow moving fault and is responsible for the 5.1 Mw 2011 Lorca earthquake. The characterization of the seismic potential of seismogenic strike-slip slow moving faults is necessary but raises huge methodological challenges, as most paleoseismological and active tectonic techniques have been designed on and for fast moving faults. The AMF is used here as a pilot study area to adapt the traditional geomorphological and trenching analyses, especially concerning the precise quantification of offset channels. We: 1) adapted methodologies to slow moving faults, 2) obtained, for the first time, the slip rate of the AMF, and 3) updated its recurrence period and maximum expected magnitude. Morphotectonic studies aim to use the measured tectonic offset of surface channels to calculate seismic parameters. However, these studies lack a standard criterion to score the analysed features. We improved this by differentiating between subjective and objective qualities, and determining up to three objective parameters (lithological changes, associated morphotectonics and shape, and three shape sub-parameters; all ranging from 0 to 1). By applying this methodology to the AMF, we identified and characterized 138 offset features that we mapped on a high-resolution (0.5 × 0.5 m pixel size) Digital Elevation Model (DEM) from a point cloud acquired in 2013 by airborne light detection and ranging (lidar). The identified offsets, together with the ongoing datings, are going to be used to calculate the lateral slip rate of the AMF. In three-dimensional trenches, we measured the offsets of a buried channel by projecting the far-field tendency of the channel onto the fault. This procedure is inspired by the widespread geomorphological procedure and aims to avoid the diffuse deformation in the fault zone associated with slow moving faults. The calculation of the 3D tendency of the channel and its projection onto the fault permitted

  20. 7 CFR 319.56-34 - Clementines from Spain.


    ... 7 Agriculture 5 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Clementines from Spain. 319.56-34 Section 319.56-34... Clementines from Spain. Clementines (Citrus reticulata) from Spain may only be imported into the United States... agreement. Clementines from Spain may be imported only if the Government of Spain or its...

  1. Environmental engineering education in Spain.

    Rodríguez-Roda, I; Castells, F; Flotats, X; Lema, J; Tejero, I


    There is a growing demand for engineers and technologists who show multidisciplinary expertise to deal with environmental issues. As a result of this demand, most countries are adapting their old university programs on environmental engineering education. In Spain an official environmental engineering degree does not yet exist, but the Council of Universities is working to present a proposal, based on Bologna agreement concepts. The paper summarizes not only the future perspectives of environmental engineering education in Spain, but also the evolution of the approach during the last decades, which includes the role of the private initiative, the environmental sciences degree, and the intensification in different traditional engineering degrees. Finally, the paper briefly details and compares the syllabus developed in the only four Spanish universities where environmental engineering is offered as a non-official post-graduate course lasting two years.

  2. Helical industrial chimneys in Spain

    López Patiño, Mª Gracia


    The industrial chimney has been the symbol of the Industrial Revolution par excellence. Transcending both regionalism and traditional forms of construction, some specimens found in Spain, dating mainly from the early twentieth century, follow unique schools of construction with regard to the mastery with which the brick is handled. All this was achieved without being endorsed by famous architects; rather they were the product of master masons, skilled in their craft and relishing ...

  3. [History of microscopy in Spain].

    Fernández-Galiano, D


    Nowadays, many Spanish research centers have excellent electronic microscopy services. The current situation, however, should not allow us to forget that the initial steps of microscopy in Spain were very difficult. The construction of excellent optical microscopies in the late XIX century, and their almost immediate introduction in Spain, coincides with a period of thriving scientific activity in our country. Both micrography and histology saw the highlights of their development in Spain, with scientists such as Ramón y Cajal, Río Hortega, Ferrán, Simarro, among others, all of them widely known at present. This article evokes briefly the vicissitudes of Spanish microscopy, from its very beginning in 1843, when the Allgemeine Anatomie by Jacob Henle was translated into Spanish, to present. Scientific historical facts in this article are often accompanied with anecdotes, which show the human aspect of those great scientists. The persevering task carried out by researchers whose names have been recorded in the history of Spanish science and technology, have established the grounds in which our current development is based.

  4. 建筑与城市空间的对话--细读穆尔西亚市政厅%Dialogue between architecture and urban space--Reading Murcia Town Hall



    Base on a detailed analysis of Murcia Town Hal which designed by Rafael Moneo, this paper sorts out the methods which used by the architect to solve the problems in the complicated historical environment and important urban space, tries to explain how he chose the form of this building in a specific time and specific space.%本文详细解析拉菲尔·莫尼欧(Rafael Moneo)的设计作品——穆尔西亚市政厅(Murcia Town Hal ),梳理建筑师在复杂历史环境和重要城市空间中解决各种矛盾的方法,诠释拉菲尔·莫尼欧在一个特定时间、特定空间中建筑形式的自信选择。

  5. Ciudades y poder político en al-Andalus. Una hipótesis sobre el origen de las revueltas urbanas en Murcia en el siglo XIII

    Frey Sánchez, Antonio Vicente


    Full Text Available Throughout the 13th century a succession of urban revolts took place in al-Andalus, which caused the withdrawal of the Almohad Empire and the establishment of the third taifas, initially led by Muhammad b. Yūsuf b. Hūd al-Mutawakkil. The inability of this emir to hold together this newly-built state, and the continuous insurrections inside and utside of Murcia have led historians to investigate the nature of political power during this period. This article examines each one of these proposals and, on the basis of an analysis of some socio-economic aspects relating to Murcia (being a representative city of al-Andalus and capital of the hūdí movement during the first half of the thirteenth century, proposes a hypothesis on the nature of its power.Durante el siglo XIII se produjo una serie de revueltas urbanas en al-Andalus que ocasionó la retirada del Imperio almohade y la formación de las terceras taifas, inicialmente encabezadas por Muḥammad b. Yūsuf b. Hūd al-Mutawakkil. La incapacidad de este emir para mantener unido el estado que había creado y las continuas insurrecciones fuera y dentro de Murcia ha llevado a historiadores y filólogos a indagar sobre la naturaleza del poder político en este periodo. Este artículo estudia cada una de estas interpretaciones y, a partir del análisis de algunos aspectos socio-económicos de Murcia, ciudad representativa en al-Andalus y capital del movimiento hūdí durante la primera mitad del siglo XIII, presenta una propuesta sobre la naturaleza de su poder.

  6. Conocimientos tácitos, transversalidad turística y desarrollo local. El ejemplo de una ciudad desolada y en proceso de reconversión: Lorca (Región de Murcia, España

    Ramón García Marín


    Full Text Available La ciudad de Lorca (Región de Murcia, España sufrió cuantiosos daños el pasado 11 de mayo de 2011, cuando dos terremotos afectaron a esa localidad ocasionando 8 víctimas mortales, cientos de heridos e innumerables daños materiales. Desde entonces se han emprendido numerosos proyectos de rehabilitación urbana y patrimonial. En 2014, el Grupo de Investigación “Dinámicas Territoriales, Análisis y Ordenación”, de la Universidad de Murcia, consigue financiación de la Fundación Séneca (Agencia de Ciencia y Tecnología de la Región de Murcia para desarrollar el Proyecto de Investigación “El turismo cultural en la revitalización del patrimonio histórico de Lorca: actores y estrategias”. Conscientes de que la rehabilitación exige una revitalización en paralelo, capaz de originar una positiva y completa gentrificación, se plantea el análisis de las relaciones e interdependencias entre turismo, patrimonio, ciudades históricas y desarrollo local.

  7. Teaching Gender and Geography in Spain

    Garcia-Ramon, Maria-Dolors


    Since the introduction of gender themes into university teaching in geography in Spain in 1989, significant gains have been made but challenges remain in relation to placing gender into undergraduate curricula and developing teaching resources in local languages. Geographers in Spain have to meet those challenges in the near future in order to…

  8. The Dance of Spain: Classical Folkloric Flamenco.

    Gallant, Clifford J.

    A text on the classical and folk dance of Spain includes a pretest, provided in both English and Spanish; text about the dance in general and the dance of Spain, both classical and folkloric; tests on the text, in both English and Spanish; more specific readings about the traditions of flamenco, castanets, and "el jaleo"; a glossary of…

  9. Digital Economy and Management in Spain.

    del Aguila, Ana R.; Padilla, Antonio; Serarols, Christian; Veciana, Jose M.


    Explains the digital economy and its impact on the firm. Highlights include subsectors of the digital economy, including infrastructure; analysis of the digital economy in Spain; analysis of the ICT (information and communication technology) sector in Spain; and electronic commerce through the Internet. (LRW)

  10. China-Spain Urban Transport Seminar


    <正>The China-Spain Seminar on Urban Transport jointly sponsored by the Chinese Committee of the China-Spain Forum and the Agency of International Cooperation of the Spanish Foreign Ministry was held in Beijing from May 10 to 14, 2004. The Seminar was

  11. Light pollution in Spain. An european perspective

    de Miguel, Alejandro Sanchez


    Spain appears in light pollution maps as a country less polluted than their neighbours in the European Union. This seems to be an illusion due to its low population density. The data indicate that Spain is one of the most contaminated countries. To reach these conclusions we compare the Spanish case to those of other European countries.

  12. Needle exchange programs in prisons in Spain.

    Menoyo, C; Zulaica, D; Parras, F


    On 11 July 2000, at the XIII International AIDS Conference in Durban, yet another country--Spain--presented evidence that needle exchange programs in prisons work. We reproduce here the text of the presentation entitled "Needle Exchange Program at the Bilbao Prison, Spain: Two Years of Experience (1997-1999)."

  13. Latin radio in Spain. Media for integration

    María Teresa Santos Diez


    Full Text Available Spain has become one of the top destinations for immigration from Latin America. This phenomenon involves the creation of new media to satisfy their needs for information and entertainment. In this paper we analyze creation and the programming grips of the FM radio stations forLatinos arising in Spain.

  14. Marriage strategies among immigrants in Spain

    Sánchez-Domínguez, M.; de Valk, H.A.G.; Reher, D.S.


    This paper studies patterns of endogamous marriages of immigrants in Spain by using data from the National Immigrant Survey of Spain (2007). First of all, we examine patterns of endogamous marriage and links between migration and marriage. Second, we assess the factors influencing the likelihood of

  15. Badlands: Regolith, Forms and Processes. A review of the scientific research in Spain

    Nadal-Romero, Estela; Cerdà, Artemi


    Badlands are usually defined as 'intensely dissected natural landscapes where vegetation is sparse or absent and which are useless for agriculture' (Bryan and Yair, 1982). Badlands are widerspread around the world (Nadal-Romero, 2007; Dickie and Parsons, 2012; Haregeweyn et al., 2012). In Spain due to the climatic and geological conditions badlands are widespread. Badlands research has national and foreign pioneers (Harvey, 1982; Clotet et al., 1988; Alexander and Calvo, 1990; Calvo et al., 1991; Alexander et al., 1994). Almería, Granada, Murcia, Alicante, the Ebro Valley, and the Pyrenees are good examples of the variety and diversity of badlands in Spain (García-Ruiz and López-Bermúdez, 2009). The research on badlands paid attention to the infiltration and runoff generation (Cerdà, 1999a), piping (Romero-Diaz et al., 2011), the role of parent material on the regolith morphology (Regués, 1995; Cerdà, 1998b) and the soil development (Regués, 1993), and the interaction of the vegetation and soil erosion (Cerdà and García Fayos, 1997; Solé et al., 1997) vegetation varied, whereas the percentage of studies on erosion rates increased steadily over time. During the 90s badlands research was flowering and research on badlands developments, forms and soil physical properties influence was done. The 00's were a period with research focused on processes (infiltration, runoff and erosion) but in general the interest on badland decreased. However, badlands are intensively researched in the Ebro Valley (Nadal-Romero et al., 2007; 2008; Nadal-Romero and Regués; 2009; 2010) and new research is being developed on degraded soils following the knowledge found on badlands (Cerdà, 2007; García Fayos et al., 2010). The future is moving to study vegetation dynamics and badlands reclamation, the effect of climatic change in badland areas, and erosion processes and rates (Nadal-Romero et al., 2013). The use of new non-invasive technologies (remote sensing, Terrestrial Laser

  16. Correspondencia CIE-10 a CIE-9 en las listas de causas de muerte del Instituto Nacional de Estadística y de la Comunidad de Murcia

    Lluís Cirera Suárez


    Full Text Available Fundamento:Diversos países han realizado estudios de compa-rabilidad entre las revisiones 10ª y 9ª de la Clasificación Internacio-nal de Enfermedades para listas agregadas de causas de muerte. EnEspaña el proyecto COMPARA pretende evaluar el impacto delcambio de revisión.Métodos:Estudio epidemiológico transversal descriptivo de88.048 defunciones inscritas en 1999 en España con la causa demuerte doblemente codificada en CIE-9 y 10. Se establecen lascorrespondencias teóricas entre CIE en las listas INE y Murcia. Secalculan las razones de comparabilidad e intervalos de confianza y elíndice kappa global.Resultados:Descienden las enfermedades infecciosas (-1,7%,las hepatitis víricas (-12,3%, mientras que aumenta el Sida (5,7%.Las neoplasias aumentan el 0,3% por la incorporación del síndromemielodisplásico (55,2%. Se incrementa la diabetes mellitus (2,1%.Se reducen los trastornos mentales al salir las demencias hacia laenfermedad de Alzheimer (28,6%. Las enfermedades cardiovascu-lares descienden ligeramente (-1,4%, sin impacto sobre las cerebro-vasculares, aunque el infarto agudo de miocardio decrece (-0,6%con aumento de la enfermedad isquémica cardiaca (0,3%. La neu-monía decrece (-12,5% y la cirrosis hepática se aumenta (4,3%.Las entidades mal definidas aumentan por la cesión de las insufi-ciencias cardiorrespiratorias. Las causas externas no varían sin querecojan la precisión de la CIE-9. La lista INE - 102 grupos obtiene uníndice kappa del 95,4%, similar a las variantes de Murcia. Conclusiones: Aunque el impacto global de la CIE-10 es menor,se deberían tener en cuenta las razones de comparabilidad significa-tivas de los grupos de causas de muerte con diferencias absolutasimportantes entre las revisiones.

  17. Spain. Women in the world.

    Galindo, E; Serrano, N


    Spanish women live almost 2 times longer today than did their great grandmothers (60-65 years vs. 35). Contraception is more accessible, resulting in fewer pregnancies and their complications. The National Health Service of Spain provides women and their families medical care. Yet, women's health risks continue. Class, race, and geography result in women having uneven access to medical care. Primary health care services are not a priority as are high- technology hospitals. Women, who already lead a busy life, still care for older people or people with disabilities. Many households have a very limited or no income and depend on welfare benefits or family. There are more women than men who are poor because women, many of whom are single, are raising large families and many live alone. Women are often the victims of violence and of domestic abuse (1993, 86 violent deaths and 200,000 cases of abuse by a partner). Spain has laws that protect women facing divorce and that allow abortion, but men have created the world order. Women suffer daily in a world which does not recognize rape and sexual harassment as war crimes (e.g., former Yugoslavia). In Seville, the Solidarity Network of Women in Black is a pacifist group working to stop violence. They plan on setting up links to publicly denounce and act against all aggression and to institutionalize women's right to full freedom. War is destroying women's lives.

  18. [Epidemiology of acromegaly in Spain].

    Sesmilo, Gemma


    Epidemiology of acromegaly in Spain does not differ from that reported in other published series. Prevalence rate is approximately 60 cases per million, peak incidence occurs in middle age, more women are affected (61%), and there is a substantial delay between occurrence of the first symptoms and diagnosis. Studies REA (Spanish Acromegaly Registry) and OASIS analyzed the epidemiology, clinical characteristics, and management of the disease in Spain. Surgery, performed in more than 80% of patients, has been (and continues to be) the main treatment for the past four decades. In the past decade, however, more patients have received somatostatin analogs (SSAs) as first-line treatment. Use of radiation therapy has significantly decreased in recent decades. Somatostatin analogs (SSAs) are the most commonly used drugs, administered to 85% of patients; however, only 12%-15% continue on drug treatment alone. The surgical remission rate was 38.4% in the last decade, with a significant improvement over decades. Preoperative treatment with SSAs has no influence on surgical cure rates. Second-line therapies used after surgical failure in the past decade included SSAs in 49% of patients, repeat surgery in 27%, radiotherapy in 11%, pegvisomant in 15%, and dopamine agonists in 5%. Mean cost of acromegaly treatment was 9.668€ (data estimated in 2009 and adjusted in 2010), of which 71% was due to the cost of SSAs. Patients treated with pegvisomant have a more aggressive form of the disease and higher comorbidity rates.

  19. ¿Existe el síndrome de burnout en los profesionales de la salud de las unidades de hemodiálisis de la región de Murcia? Does burnout syndrome exist in healthcare professionals in the haemodialysis units in the Murcia region?

    Isabel Fernández Guzmán


    Full Text Available El contacto directo y continuo con pacientes renales en tratamiento sustitutivo con hemodiálisis así como con situaciones dónde el dolor, sufrimiento y desesperanza están presentes puede convertirse en una fuente de estrés y conducir al desarrollo de lo que se ha denominado "síndrome de estar quemado" o Burnout. El objetivo principal de este estudio fue medir el nivel de Burnout, la ansiedad y depresión en los profesionales de todas las unidades de diálisis de la Región de Murcia, así como su relación con la edad, tipo de unidad en la que se trabaja (pública o privada concertada y tiempo en la profesión. Resulta necesaria la prevención y detección de este síndrome por las consecuencias que puede llegar a tener en el profesional. El estudio realizado es de tipo descriptivo, transversal y multicéntrico. Los instrumentos utilizados fueron el Cuestionario para la Evaluación del Síndrome de Quemarse por el Trabajo de Gil-Monte, el Inventario de Ansiedad Rasgo-Estado de Spielberger y el Inventario de Depresión de Beck. El análisis de los resultados obtenidos pone de manifiesto que el nivel global de burnout entre los profesionales de la nefrología de la Región de Murcia se sitúa en un nivel medio-bajo (Mdn=1.13, encontrándose diferencias marginalmente significativas (p=.082 entre aquellos que trabajan en unidades públicas y los que desarrollan su profesión en clínicas concertadas, que presentaron un promedio ligeramente superior. Asimismo se constatan diferencias significativas (pDirect, continuous contact with renal patients undergoing replacement therapy involving haemodialysis and with situations where pain, suffering and despair are present can become a source of stress and lead to the development of what has been called "burnout syndrome". The main object of this study was to measure the level of burnout, anxiety and depression in the professionals in all the dialysis units in the Murcia Region, and the relationship

  20. Analysis of consequences and Civil Protection activities in the Lorca earthquake (Murcia): Pre-emergency, Emergency and Post emergency; Analisis de Consecuencias y Actuaciones de Proteccion Civil en el Terremoto de Lorca (Murcia): Pre-Emergencia, Emergencia y Post-Emergencia

    Pascual Santamaria, G.; Gonzalez Lopez, S.; Alguacil Alguacil, L.


    This article aims to provide a summary of the actions taken by Civil Protection Organizations, after the earthquakes that occurred in Lorca, May 2011, in order to minimize damage to people and property. With this aim, measures that arise from the functions of Civil Protection were applied (Anticipation, Prevention, Planning, Intervention and Normalization) as defined in the basic legislation: Civil Protection Act 2/1985 of January 21 and Royal Decree 407/1992 of 24 April, approving the Basic Rule of Civil Protection. Specifically, two plans were applied this time: The State Civil Protection Plan to the Seismic Risk and the Civil Protection Special Plan to the Seismic Risk - Region of Murcia (SISMIMUR). According to these plans two meetings of the State Coordinating Committee were called on May 11 and 12. The Integrated Operational Coordinating Committee (CECOPI) was convened on May 11 and dissolved on December 28, once the necessary actions to minimize damage and to provide means and resources to the emergency were completed. In summary, the earthquake caused 9 deaths, 324 injuries (3 serious, 49 required hospitalization, on May 23 six people were still hospitalized), thousands of people were housed in 4 temporary camps, one of which was maintained until the 30 October. The text summarizes the statistics of damaged buildings and the means that intervened in the emergency response. At present and in application of the {sup R}oyal Decree Law 6/2011 of 13 May by adopting urgent measures to repair damage caused by seismic movements that occurred on May 11, 2011 in Lorca, Murcia{sup ,} 13.028 applications have been analyzed and 382,3 million euros have been released by the Insurance Compensation Consortium after analyzing more than 31.000 files, besides 10 months after the events the State has released 19.093.760,78. (Author) 10 refs.

  1. Methodology for the detection of contamination by hydrocarbons and further soil sampling for volatile and semi-volatile organic enrichment in former petrol stations, SE Spain

    Rosa María Rosales Aranda


    Full Text Available The optimal detection and quantification of contamination plumes in soil and groundwater by petroleum organic compounds, gasoline and diesel, is critical for the reclamation of hydrocarbons contaminated soil at petrol stations. Through this study it has been achieved a sampling stage optimization in these scenarios by means of the location of potential contamination areas before sampling with the application of the 2D electrical resistivity tomography method, a geophysical non destructive technique based on resistivity measurements in soils. After the detection of hydrocarbons contaminated areas, boreholes with continuous coring were performed in a petrol station located in Murcia Region (Spain. The drillholes reached depths down to 10 m and soil samples were taken from each meter of the drilling. The optimization in the soil samples handling and storage, for both volatile and semi-volatile organic compounds determinations, was achieved by designing a soil sampler to minimize volatilization losses and in order to avoid the manual contact with the environmental samples during the sampling. The preservation of soil samples was performed according to Europe regulations and US Environmental Protection Agency recommendations into two kinds of glass vials. Moreover, it has been taken into account the determination techniques to quantify the hydrocarbon pollution based on Gas Chromatography with different detectors and headspace technique to reach a liquid-gas equilibrium for volatile analyses.

  2. Gobernanza de las políticas de proximidad: análisis de calidad y rendimiento democrático de los Consejos Locales Bienestar (Murcia, Espana

    Enrique Pastor Seller


    Full Text Available El artículo presenta un análisis y evaluación de las oportunidades, contribuciones y limitaciones que presentan los órganos de participación institucionalizada en materia de servicios sociales municipales para profundizar en los procesos democratizadores de las políticas sociales públicas gestionadas por las administraciones locales, así como las propuestas y alternativas que desde sus actores participantes supondría su intensificación para la gobernanza local y la eficacia de centros, organizaciones y profesionales de la intervención social. Para su adecuada ilustración y contextualización se alude a la línea de reformas que introducen las recomendaciones y normas de carácter internacional, nacional, así como las nuevas leyes de servicios sociales autonómicas y los hallazgos y conclusiones obtenidos en una investigación empírica sobre participación ciudadana en las políticas sociales de la región de Murcia, contrastando y comparando sus resultados con realidades y tendencias observadas en otros estudios y experiencias.

  3. Acciones para la sostenibilidad. El programa LIFE en el noroeste de la región de Murcia (España

    Mercedes Millán Escriche


    Full Text Available El progreso de las sociedades desarrolladas ocasiona, con frecuencia, efectos indeseados en recursos cuya escasez y fragilidad los convierte en elementos de alto valor para nuestra generación y las futuras. Paliar y, mejor aún, evitar comportamientos nocivos para la sostenibilidad se ha convertido en un auténtico reto para esas mismas sociedades, dando origen a numerosas cumbres y encuentros de los que se derivan planes, programas y agendas, cuya misión es elaborar estrategias que contribuyan a mantener un mundo más habitable para todos. Este es también el principal objetivo del Programa de la Unión Europea LIFE, cuyas acciones se llevan a cabo en distintos territorios europeos y pretende que los resultados actúen como efecto demostrativo para otros tantos. En este trabajo se ponen de relieve las acciones del Programa LIFE en el Noroeste de la Región de Murcia (España, partiendo de la revisión de los documentos emitidos por las administraciones implicadas y observando su cumplimiento en el territorio afectado.

  4. Hacia el cibergobierno: evolución de la administración local de la Región de Murcia en Internet

    Celia Chaín Navarro


    Full Text Available Análisis del desarrollo de los sistema de información web de las administraciones públicas locales murcianas desde el año 1997 hasta 2002. Revisión de la normativa y disposiciones regionales que regulan, apoyan y desarrollan la inclusión de los servicios de las administraciones públicas en Internet, y en especial en la Sociedad de la Información y del Conocimiento. Los objetivos son estudiar la evolución del uso y aplicación del web en las administraciones locales de la Comunidad Autónoma de la Región de Murcia y proponer un parámetro para medir el interés que tienen los responsables de los ayuntamientos en ofrecer servicios a través de la Red: el tipo de dominio de primer nivel utilizado en la dirección electrónica de los web. Se concluye que ha habido una evolución constante y relativamente homogénea para el total de los ayuntamientos de la Región, y una alta penetración de la aplicación web en todos los ayuntamientos de municipios superiores a los diez mil habitantes, y a la vez se constata un uso muy elevado de dominios propios.

  5. Campaña electoral en España: el caso del Partido Popular en la Región de Murcia

    Pilar Ortiz Garcia


    Full Text Available El objetivo del artículo es analizar la campaña electoral del Partido Popular en la Región de Murcia en las elecciones generales en España de marzo de 2008. La metodología para evaluar la estrategia electoral de este partido ha sido el análisis de contenido de la campaña a través de la prensa regional, así como de las encuestas pre y postelectorales que han servido como base para la aproximación al perfil ideológico del electorado. El resultado de la investigación indica que las campañas manejan recursos cognitivos con la orientación de influir en un electorado en el que el perfil político no responde tanto a la identificación ideológica como a la afectiva, representada en la figura del líder y del partido, lo que lleva a concluir que las campañas pueden contribuir a un reforzamiento de la decisión de voto entre aquellos electores que ya tienen lealtades partidistas.


    Soledad María Martínez María-Dolores


    Full Text Available Desde hace unos años el fenómeno conocido como web 2.0 ha alcanzado una dimensión muy significativa, sobre todo por la popularización de las redes sociales. Este concepto por el cual los usuarios son partícipes y no meros espectadores, implica que las empresas y las marcas, impulsadas por las cifras de usuarios de las herramientas de la web 2.0, comiencen a actuar e intenten posicionarse. Cabe esperar que el sector turístico, más concretamente el hotelero, ocupe una posición destacada en este sentido, debido a su alta interrelación con Internet. El análisis propuesto pretende estudiar el nivel de presencia de los establecimientos hoteleros de la Región de Murcia en la web 2.0, analizando para ello una serie de factores relacionados con su actividad en la web y redes sociales.

  7. Control of the biological process through continuous measurement of the sludge age. Experiences in the WWTP Molina de Segura (Murcia, Spain); Control del proceso biologico mediante la medida en continuo de la edad del fango. Experiencias en la EDAr Molina de Segura (Murcia)

    Marques, F.; Pradas, P.; Lardin, C.; Simon, P.


    This paper reports the results obtained when a sludge age based control is incorporated in the biological process of a wastewater treatment plant (WWTP). Greater stability of the biological process is achieved when this control is implemented in WWTP of Molina de Segura. In particular biodiversity has increased and it has been possible to reduce and stabilize the secondary sludge production. An improvement of the sludge decantation and a reduction of the specific volumetric load of secondary clarifiers have also been observed. finally, costs have been reduced dur to the decrease of cationic polyelectrolyte consumption. (Author) 16 refs.

  8. Optimization of the anaerobic digestion through application of ultrasounds in secondary sludge of the wastewater treatment plant of Molina de Segura (Murcia, Spain); Optimizacion de la digestion anaerobia mediante la aplicacion del ultrasonidos en los fangos secundarios de la EDAR Molina de Segura (Murcia)

    Simon Andreu, P. J.; Lardin, C.; Andreu, J. a.; Bolinches Sanchez, S.; Garcia, A.; Pinana, L.; Pradas, P.; Gutierrez Garcia, D.


    The application of ultrasounds in secondary sludge in the wastewater treatment plant of Molina de Segura produces an instantaneous hydrolysis on the existing cellular walls in secondary sludge, all it in a time of retention of 2 seconds as opposed to the 8 days of minimum time of required retention in any anaerobic digestion. This hydrolysis instantaneously increases the biodegradable matter easily biodegradable accelerating the processes of digestion and allowing to the passage to next the three stages (acidogenesis, acetogenesis and methanogenesis), providing great amount of benefits, as are, an increase of the yield of elimination of volatile material, an increase in the production of biogas and a reduction in the production of dehydrated sludge. (Author)

  9. Description of the Energy System of Spain

    Caldes, N.; Lechon, Y.; Labriet, M.; Cabal, H.; Rua, C. de la; Saez, R.; Varela, M.


    The objective of this report is to describe the complete Spain energy system, in order to make possible its modelling with the TIMES model within the NEEDS project ( (Author) 56 refs.

  10. Diderma cristatosporum, a nivicolous myxomycete from Spain

    Sánchez, A.; Moreno, G.; Illana, C.


    A new species of nivicolous myxomycetes, Diderma cristatosporum is described from Spain and compared with the type of D. subdictyospermum. LM and SEM photographs of the microscopical characters are provided.

  11. Perfluorinated carboxylic acids in human breast milk from Spain and estimation of infant's daily intake

    Motas Guzmàn, Miguel [Área de Toxicología, Universidad de Murcia, Campus de Espinardo, 30100 Murcia (Spain); Clementini, Chiara [University of Siena, Department of Physical Sciences, Earth and Environment, Via Mattioli, 4, 53100 Siena (Italy); Pérez-Cárceles, Maria Dolores; Jiménez Rejón, Sandra [Department of Legal Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Murcia & Instituto Murciano de Investigacion Biomedica (IMIB), (IMIB-VIRGEN DE LA ARRIXACA), Murcia (Spain); Cascone, Aurora; Martellini, Tania [Department of Chemistry “Ugo Schiff”, via della Lastruccia 3, 50019 Sesto Fiorentino, Firenze (Italy); Guerranti, Cristiana [University of Siena, Department of Physical Sciences, Earth and Environment, Via Mattioli, 4, 53100 Siena (Italy); Bioscience Research Center, Via Aurelia Vecchia 32, 58015 Orbetello, GR (Italy); Cincinelli, Alessandra, E-mail: [Department of Chemistry “Ugo Schiff”, via della Lastruccia 3, 50019 Sesto Fiorentino, Firenze (Italy)


    Human milk samples were collected from 67 mothers in 2014 at a Primary Care Centre in Murcia (Spain) and analyzed for perfluorinated carboxylic acids (PFCAs). Concentrations measured for perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), perfluorononanoic acid (PFNA), perfluorodecanoic acid (PFDA), perfluoroundecanoic acid (PFUnDA) and perfluorododecanoic acid (PFDoDA) ranged from < LOQ (< 10 ng/L) to 397 ng/L with a mean concentration of 66 ± 68 ng/L and a median of 29 ng/L. The presence of these compounds was revealed in 50 samples out of 67 analyzed. Influence of number of pregnancies and food habits on PFCAs concentrations was also investigated. Statistically significant differences in PFCA levels were found when the women were divided into maternal age classes and into the categories primiparae and multiparae. A greater transfer of PFC during breastfeeding by primiparous was evidenced and thus a higher exposure to these contaminants for the first child. Moreover, it was possible to hypothesize that the content of PFCs is in general correlated to the eating habits of donors and, in particular, with the fish consumption. Finally, PFOA daily intakes and risk index (RI) were estimated for the first six months of life and we found that ingestion rates of PFOA did not exceed the tolerable daily intake (TDI) recommended by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA). - Graphical abstract: Figure SI 1. Concentrations (ng/L) of PFCs recovered in 67 samples of human breast milk. - Highlights: • Perfluorinated carboxylic acids were analyzed in a set of 67 breast milk samples collected from Spanish women. • PFOA appeared as the major contributor to the total perfluorinated carboxylic acids. • PFOA concentrations were significantly higher in milk of primiparous participants. • PFOA daily intake and risk index were estimated for the firsts six month of life.


    Francisco Salinas Martínez


    Full Text Available En este artículo recogemos de manera comparativa la concepción que los profesores de Educación Física (EF en formación inicial de la Facultad de Ciencias de la Salud, de la Actividad Física y del Deporte de Murcia y el resto de Facultades de España tienen hacia determinados aspectos de la planificación en EF. Para ello empleamos un cuestionario de preguntas cerradas (38 ítems, tipo Likert, graduado en una escala de 0 (totalmente en desacuerdo a 100 (totalmente de acuerdo. Para el análisis de los datos empleamos el software estadístico SPSS 13.0. Los resultados indican que los profesores de Murcia valoran en mayor medida que los docentes del resto de España aspectos tales como las características de los alumnos, la concienciación de la relación EF-salud, la creación de hábitos de práctica física, la vivencia y satisfacción del alumno, el desarrollo de la condición física-salud y las cualidades motrices coordinativas; siendo significativa la diferencia en todos ellos. Al mismo tiempo, los docentes de Murcia muestran mayor intención de planificar por escrito, tienen menos dudas y están más satisfechos por la planificación realizada. La improvisación en las clases de EF por no haber planificado antes hace acto de presencia en ambos casos.

  13. Tecnologías de la información y la comunicación en la enseñanza superior. Análisis de una experiencia de implementación en la Universidad de Murcia

    Castañeda Quintero, Linda Johanna


    La memoria que presentamos a continuación es fruto del seguimiento realizado en el marco del proyecto “Campus Virtual” desarrollado a lo largo de dos años – entre los cursos 2002-2003 y 2003-2004 por el Instituto de Ciencias de la Educación de la Universidad de Murcia, y especialmente por la Unidad de Formación a Distancia y Recursos didácticos del mismo. Dicho proyecto es una iniciativa de formación del profesorado universitario para el uso e implementación de Nuevas ...

  14. Caracterización de los suelos de usos agrícolas e industrial de la comarca de Molina de Segura (Murcia) para una planificación racional del territorio

    Gómez García, Ana María


    El presente estudio pretende conocer la situación actual de los suelos de la comarca de Molina de Segura (Murcia) así como ver si presentan una planificación racional del territorio ya que no había estudios anteriores que caracterizaran tan detalladamente los tipos y usos de los suelos de esta comarca. Los dos principales tipos de suelos presentes son Regosoles calcáricos (suelos poco evolucionados con un horizonte A ócrico en superficie como único horizonte diagnóstico y con abundante car...

  15. Turismo en la Región de Murcia: evolución de la oferta turística de interior y su distribución espacial

    Mercedes Millán Escriche


    El turismo en general y, particularmente el que se desarrolla en el interior de la Región de Murcia, es una de las actividades que, con frecuencia, se considera como un motor capaz de dinamizar las economías de los territorios donde se localiza. Por ese motivo, se ponen aquí de manifiesto, en primer lugar, las grandes líneas del turismo regional de una forma sintetizada, para, a continuación, hacer una especial referencia al turismo de interior en el subsector de Turismo Rural,...

  16. La administración pública en línea: estudio sobre los servicios públicos de los ayuntamientos de la Región de Murcia basados en web

    Gregorio Moya Martínez


    Full Text Available El presente artículo pretende mostrar el estado actual de los servicios ofrecidos por los Ayuntamientos de la Región de Murcia a través de sus sitios web. Para ello, en primer lugar, hemos definido una serie de servicios básicos que las entidades locales deberían ofrecer a sus ciudadanos a través de Internet y posteriormente hemos llevado a cabo la evaluación de dichos servicios, siguiendo las directrices establecidas en el Plan de Acción eEurope 2002.

  17. Vicisitudes del castillo santiaguista de Negra, en el reino de Murcia, bajo la Corona de Aragón (1296-1304

    Del Estal, Juan Manuel


    Full Text Available This paper is devoted to study the waveing evolution of the castle and the town of Negra, in the Order's commandery of Ricote, within the kingdom of Murcie and under the sovereignty of Aragon (1296-1304. This work has its origin in an unedited parchment of Jaime II de Aragon (19.V. 1303, in which he handed the castle and the town of Negra over to Juan López, a knight of the Order of Saint-James from Uclés, ex knight commander of Socovos and later knight-commander of Ricote. The conflict between Castile and Aragon about the possession of the kingdom of Murcia made Jaime II secure for himself the vassalage of the Murcian Order's commandery in front of Castilian-Grenadine attacks. Without delay, he took possession of the Order's castles of Negra and Ojos (Oxóx, and gave them over in property to the procurator of the kingdom of Murcia, Bernat de Sarria (1301, with the opposition of his general master, don Juan Osores. Jaime II contravened the Murcian Order's interests stil more, by bestowing Negra's castle on the aforementioned knight, Juan López, in full accordance with the vassalage state to his royal Lord of Aragon. The vicissitudes of this castle would continue on for a space of more than a year and a half, until its final devolution to the Order of Saint-James, in Novembre 1304.[fr] Dans cette collaboration est exposée l'évolution oscillante que présente le château-fort et la ville de Negra, dans le cadre de la commanderie de l'ordre de Saint-Jacques de Ricote, dans le royaume de Murcie, sous la souveraineté d'Aragon (1296-1304. L'origine de ce travail fut l'heureuse trouvaille d'un parchemin inédit de Jaunie II d'Aragon (19.V. 1303 par lequel le château-fort et la ville de Negra étaient livrés au chevalier de l'ordre de Saint-Jacques de Uclés, Juan López, ancien commandeur de Socovos et ensuite commandeur de Ricote. La bataille castillane-aragonaise pour la possession du royaume de Murcie, mena Jaime II à assurer le vasselage

  18. [Reform of psychiatry in Spain].

    Pedrosa Gil, F; Luderer, H J


    Since the 1980's psychiatric care in Spain changed considerably (Reforma psiquiátrica española). In the course of this reform, many positive results were achieved. An extensive community network of mental health centres was build up which resulted in the majority of psychiatric patients being integrated in the Spanish general health care system and making a better organized mental health care structure possible. New legislation also improved the care and civil rights of patients. An analysis of the experiences of the Spanish psychiatric reform shows that the tendency to retain the old mental hospitals, alongside the other institutions still exists. The process of deinstitutionalization and the original aims of the psychiatric reform cannot only be satisfied by the closure of large psychiatric hospitals as during the reform new aspects and problems as well the great complexity of the task have become apparent. This article together with the details of the Spanish sources gives the German public a good overview of the developments in Spanish psychiatry.

  19. Uranium mining operations in Spain

    Rios, J.-M.; Arnaiz, J.; Criado, M.; Lopez, A.


    The Empresa Nacional del Uranio, SA (ENUSA) was founded in 1972 to undertake and develop the industrial and procurement activities of the nuclear fuel cycle in Spain. Within the organisation of ENUSA, the Uranium Division is directly responsible for the uranium mining and production operations that have been carried out since 1973 in the area of Ciudad Rodrigo in the province of Salamanca. These activities are based on open pit mining, heap leaching and a hydrometallurgical plant (Elefante) for extracting uranium concentrates from the ore. This plant was shut down in 1993 and a new plant was started up on the same site (Quercus) with a dynamic leaching process. The nominal capacity of the new plant is 950 t U{sub 3}O{sub 8} per year. Because of the historically low uranium prices which have recently prevailed, the plant is currently running at a strategic production rate of 300 t U{sub 3}O{sub 8} per year. From 1981 to 1990, in the area of La Haba (Badajoz province), ENUSA also operated a uranium production site, based on open pit mining, and an experimental extraction plant (Lobo-G). ENUSA is currently decommissioning these installations. This paper describes innovations and improvements that ENUSA has recently introduced in the field of uranium concentrates production with a view to cutting production costs, and to improving the decommissioning and site restoration processes in those sites where production is being shut down or resources have been worked out. (author).

  20. Causas, medios y estrategias de afrontamiento en la agresión online en escolares de Murcia (España

    Ana M. Gimenez Gualdo


    Full Text Available Las situaciones de violencia entre iguales o bullying forman parte de la vida cotidiana de muchos escolares que viven sumidos en un círculo vicioso de humillaciones y vejaciones constantes por parte de sus compañeros dentro del centro educativo. Además, la fácil accesibilidad de los menores a las Tecnologías de la Información y la Comunicación (TIC, el escaso control y la conciencia imperante de impunidad en la red, dispone al ciberespacio como el lugar idóneo para violentar a otros iguales con la telefonía móvil e Internet. Este es el caso del cyberbullying que se está convirtiendo en una amenaza creciente para la integridad personal, psicológica y social de sus implicados. Aunque haya pasado una década desde que se comenzara a estudiar este tema, aún son escasas las investigaciones en España que indaguen en el conocimiento de sus causas, factores, roles implicados y consecuencias. Por ello, el presente artículo muestra los resultados encontrados al analizar las causas que ciberagresores y cibervíctimas atribuyen a la existencia de cyberbullying, las herramientas tecnológicas más utilizadas y las estrategias de afrontamiento de un grupo de escolares entre 6º de Primaria a 1º de Bachillerato de la Región de Murcia (España. Se concluye alertando de la necesidad de ahondar en el mayor conocimiento de esta problemática para prevenir sus peligrosas consecuencias en la vida presente y futura de nuestros estudiantes.

  1. Evolución de la jerarquía urbana en la Región de Murcia tras más de treinta años de la aprobación del estatuto de autonomía (1982–2014=Evolution of urban hierarchy in the Region of Murcia thirty years after the adoption of the statute of autonomy (1982–2

    Francisco José Morales Yago


    Full Text Available El ordenamiento territorial del Estado Español que regula la Constitución Española de 1978, permitió en el año 1982 que la provincia de Murcia se convirtiese en una Comunidad Autónoma uniprovincial. Han pasado treinta años y el estado autonómico ha dejado efectos en la configuración y jerarquía de la red de ciudades que componen este espacio. El presente artículo mostrará como desde la base teórica de la regla rango-tamaño y los estudios sobre lugares centrales y áreas de influencia en el espacio urbano de la Región Murcia se han experimentado importantes transformaciones y cambios que lejos de vertebrar el espacio lo han desequilibrado más, de hecho la preponderancia de la capital autonómica en dotación funcional y peso poblacional ha generado prácticamente una macrocefalia urbana que será muy difícil corregir en la próximas décadas.The Spanish state land which regulates the Spanish Constitution of 1978, in 1982 allowed the province of Murcia from becoming a province autonomous region. Thirty years have passed and the state has left autonomic effects on the configuration and network hierarchy of cities that make up this space. This article will show how from the theoretical basis of the rank-size rule and studies of central places and areas of influence of the urban space Murcia Region has undergone major changes and changes to structure the space far have more balance, in fact the preponderance of the regional capital supplied population weight functional and has generated a virtual urban macrocephaly be very difficult to correct in the coming decades.

  2. Spain and Cuba: A very Special Relationship?

    Joaquín Roy


    Full Text Available In spite of political changes than include the rise and fall of the Franco regime, the triumph of the Cuban Revolution, and the restoration of democracy in Spain, historical links have had and still have an influence on the continuation of a very specialrelationship between Spain and Cuba since the Spanish Civil War.Spain not only did not brake its diplomatic relation Cuba, but during the harshest periods of international isolation and ideological confrontation Madrid still became the primary economic partner of Havana in the capitalist world. Under the PSOE leadership, Spain's role in the pre-transition in Cuba, via aid and cooperation programs,impressive trade figures, and investment, has produced polemical debates with the opposition including threats of termination of aid in the event of a PP victory in the coming elections of March 1996.Spain's foreign policy toward Latin America has experienced an evolution from a policy of substitution and legitimation, to one of pressure. In the case of Cuba, justification for increased trade, aid, and political agreements seems to based on a more traditionalhistorical obligation, plus the added feature of doing fast business. However, the absence of clear accomplishments in the political arena have created a climate of frustration in Spanish diplomatic circles, which has resulted in leaks to the press and resignations.This added to the frequent verbal confrontations and discussions on the U.S. economic embargo, has converted the Cuban topic from a foreign issue to an "internal matter" of Spain. Finally, in spite of the active pressure that Spanish government has applied in Brussels during the second semester of 1995 as president of the European Union,the project of an agreement with Cuba received a delay when political liberalization did not meet European expectations.Only when the final stage of true political and economic transition takes place in Cuba, will the proper evaluation of Spain's role in

  3. Cross-sectional study to evaluate the associated factors with differences between city and districts secondary school students of the southeast of Spain (Murcia) for their adherence to the Mediterranean diet.

    Doménech-Asensi, Guillermo; Sánchez-Martínez, Álvaro; Ros-Berruezo, Gaspar


    Introducción: La “dieta Mediterránea” está reconocida como uno de los patrones dietéticos más saludables pero, incluso en los países mediterráneos, su seguimiento está disminuyendo. La adolescencia es un período crucial durante el cual se producen cambios en los hábitos alimentarios. Objetivos: El objetivo de este estudio fue evaluar la adherencia a la dieta Mediterránea (ADM) de los estudiantes de educación secundaria y evaluar las posibles diferencias entre los residentes en la ciudad o en las pedanías. Métodos: Se diseñó un estudio transversal con 379 estudiantes. Para evaluar la ADM se facilitó el cuestionario KIDMED. Los estudiantes se clasificaron de acuerdo al sexo y la residencia (ciudad o pedanía). Resultados: El índice de masa corporal (IMC) fue en global de 22.34 en hombres y 20.79 en mujeres (p.

  4. Integration of dynamic simulator for exploring WWTP. The real case of Calasparra WWTP (Murcia, Spain); Integracion de los simuladores de operacion en la explotacion de EDAR. Aplicacion a un Caso Practico: la EDAR de Calasparra

    Irizar Picon, I.; Gomez San Martin, S.; Castro Gonzalez, A.; Ayesa Iturrate, E.


    This work presents an integrated decision support tool for operation of wastewater treatment full-scale plants (WWTP). Such a tool has ben developed by combining an efficient management of real data with the utilisation of dynamic simulator customised for operation of WWTP. In addition, it has been applied to a full-scale WWTP so as to demonstrate its real capabilities for predicting plant performance and for exploring new operational strategies. Finally, the system architecture was designed making use of web technologies in order to facilitate their utilisation. (Author) 10 refs.

  5. Uses of plasma in Spain.

    Algora, M; Barbolla, L


    In Spain, fresh frozen plasma (FFP) currently recovered either by whole blood centrifugation or by apheresis is mainly considered as a source of plasma derivates rather than a product to be transfused. Upon this consideration, the amount of plasma transfused in the last two decades has remained stable, while the production of FFP has grown steadily during all these years. Thus, much more plasma has been derived to industry for manufacturing. Although, since 1993 a consensus conference established the clinical situation where plasma has demonstrated its efficacy, the true situation is that many indications seem not to be supported on a scientific evidence basis. Only a few studies have been performed in the last years to assess the appropriateness of these indications. We present the initial result of an ongoing survey addressed by the Madrid Blood Transfusion Centre. Based on the criteria of total amount of RBC transfused per year, large hospitals (more than 10,000 units of RBC) transfused an average of 23.87% of FFP, while medium hospitals (5000-10,000 units of RBC) used 19.5% and small ones (less than 5000) about 12.5%. It is important to point out that inside each group there were some important differences in ratio values for similar hospitals. This could indicate that much more is necessary to cope with indications. Although national figures of uses of FFP, whether in ratio or absolute terms, show a moderate consumption in comparison with published figures of other European countries, there can be no doubt that plasma overuses still seem to be present.

  6. Aproximación al estudio del vidrio prerromano: los materiales procedentes de la necrópolis ibérica de El Cigarralejo (Mula, Murcia. Composición química de varias cuentas de collar

    Ruano Ruiz, Encarnación


    Full Text Available For the first time, all the glass materials found in the excavations of the Iberian cemetery of El Cigarralejo (Mula, Murcia are studied together including those from the published and the unpublished tombs. The small number of glass items in the grave goods found in this Murcian cemetery let us consider them as prestigious adornments, sometimes with prophylactic purposes. As an hypothesis, we can consider that there was a glass workshop near the studied area. The chemical composition of some necklace beads is presented.

    El texto agrupa por primera vez todos los materiales de vidrio procedentes de las excavaciones de la necrópolis ibérica de El Cigarralejo (Mula, Murcia, tanto de las tumbas publicadas, como inéditas. El escaso número de objetos de vidrio en los ajuares de la necrópolis murciana permite considerarlos como adornos de prestigio y en algún caso con fines profilácticos. Sólo como hipótesis debemos considerar la existencia de un taller cercano al área estudiada. Se presenta la composición química de algunas cuentas de collar.

  7. Intermediación en el mercado laboral de mano de obra inmigrante extranjera en la región de Murcia: el caso de las empresas de trabajo temporal

    Juan Carlos Andreo Tudela


    Full Text Available Este artículo, enfocado como un estudio de caso, aborda la intermediación laboral a través de las empresas de trabajo temporal (ETT en un contexto geográfi co concreto, la Región de Murcia, y con una población específi ca, las personas inmigrantes extranjeras. La especialización que las ETT de la Región de Murcia han experimentado en el sector agrícola con la gestión de la mano de obra inmigrante extranjera supone un ejemplo de efi ciencia sin parangón en la intermediación laboral en España, una experiencia que merece ser objeto de estudio para su posible traslación a otros sectores de actividad y contextos geográfi cos, así como a otras entidades de intermediación públicas. Ello no debe obviar la necesaria crítica sobre la calidad del empleo que promueven las ETT, caracterizado en el caso que nos ocupa por ser contratos de muy corta duración y sin apenas continuidad en el tiempo.

  8. China-Spain Economic and Trade Forum Held in Madrid


    @@ On June 29, Chi na-Spain Eco nomic and Trade Forum, sponsored jointly by CCPIT, Federation of Spanish Entrepreneur Orga nizations and Spanish Trade and Investment Agency, was held in Madrid, capital of Spain.

  9. Transparency and Good Governance in Spain

    Catalina Larach


    Full Text Available Nowadays, transparency and Governance are relevant for Spain. Especially, for the dissatisfied citizenship and the weakness in national and local institutions over the last few years, with results like not trusting, less guarantee on healthcare and education system, the corruption in public administration, politics-economic issues, and so on. Although, in the European Union, Spain has been one of the last countries to regulate this issue, whit Act 19/2013 there are new objectives relating to open government, citizenship, technology, accountability. Moreover in relation with the structure of administration because the “commission for transparency and good governance” was initiated on last 19th January. In general, its effectiveness in moderating this issue and applying measures in order to get administration systems cleaner in countries like Spain.

  10. University Teacher’s Evaluation in Spain

    Francisco Javier Tejedor Tejedor


    Full Text Available This article intends to make a brief overview about the performance evaluation for university teachers in democratic Spain. It contents: a considerations about teaching evaluation, in order to delimit the authors’ position in this matter, due to the fact that this position obviously conditions any revision; b a brief summary of the history of university teachers evaluation in Spain during the last years, since the Spanish Constitution of 1978 approval; c a typology of the evaluation plans, in order to define a map of the planning lines for evaluations applied in Spain; d the technical guidelines for teachers´ evaluation and presentation of the current model, exampled by its application in the university of Salamanca; and e as a conclusion, some considerations about the consequences of evaluation and its entailment with the professionalization of university teachers.

  11. Surrounding the Void: Samuel Beckett and Spain

    José-Francisco Fernández Sánchez


    Full Text Available A study of the relationship between Samuel Beckett and Spain poses some striking questions which are relevant in understanding the cultural inclinations of one of the most important dramatists of the 20th century. Beckett consciously abstained from having direct contact with Spanish culture and never visited Spain, despite showing an interest in the politics of the country at different periods of his life. As a result of this state of affairs a no-go area emerges which calls for a reconceptualization of Beckett’s ideas on travel, politics and even his own country. This article tries to approach the matter of Beckett and Spain from different angles, in an attempt to achieve a full panoramic view. The opinions of one of Beckett’s Spanish friends, Manolo Fandos, are recorded here for the first time.

  12. [Incidence study of listeriosis in Spain].

    Valero, Fernando Parrilla; Rafart, Josep Vaqué


    We performed a descriptive retrospective study of cases of listeriosis occurring in Spain from 2001 to 2007 to determine the burden and trend of this disease in our setting. Several sources of information were used. Epidemiological information was collected from 1.242 cases of listeriosis, representing a mean incidence rate of 0,56 cases per 100.000 inhabitants per year, which was extrapolated as an overall estimate for Spain. The annual incidence showed a statistically significant increasing trend (p listeriosis in the Mandatory Notification System would allow determination of the distribution and characteristics of this infection in humans, as well as promotion of effective prevention and control.

  13. 75 FR 23303 - Chlorinated Isocyanurates From China and Spain


    ... COMMISSION Chlorinated Isocyanurates From China and Spain AGENCY: United States International Trade... isocyanurates from China and Spain. SUMMARY: The Commission hereby gives notice that it has instituted reviews... revocation of the antidumping duty orders on chlorinated isocyanurates from China and Spain would be...

  14. 78 FR 32183 - Importation of Avocados From Continental Spain


    ... Continental Spain AGENCY: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA. ACTION: Proposed rule; reopening... allow the importation of avocados from continental Spain (excluding the Balearic Islands and Canary... vegetables regulations to allow the importation of avocados from continental Spain (excluding the...

  15. 75 FR 51113 - Chlorinated Isocyanurates From China and Spain


    ... COMMISSION Chlorinated Isocyanurates From China and Spain AGENCY: United States International Trade... chlorinated isocyanurates from China and Spain. SUMMARY: The Commission hereby gives notice of the scheduling... from China and Spain would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury within...

  16. 78 FR 32184 - Importation of Fresh Apricots From Continental Spain


    ... From Continental Spain AGENCY: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA. ACTION: Proposed rule... allow the importation into the United States of fresh apricots from continental Spain. This action will... of fresh apricots from continental Spain into the United States subject to a systems approach...

  17. Analyze Culture Difference between China and Spain from Architectural Style



    With the development of the world, the communication between china and spain become more and more frequently. and the building style between china and spain is very diferent. in this essay, we mainly learn the diferent culture of china and spain from its builing style.

  18. Trauma care systems in Spain.

    Queipo de Llano, E; Mantero Ruiz, A; Sanchez Vicioso, P; Bosca Crespo, A; Carpintero Avellaneda, J L; de la Torre Prado, M V


    Trauma care systems in Spain are provided by the Nacional Health Service in a decentralized way by the seventeen autonomous communities whose process of decentralization was completed in January 2002. Its organisation is similar in all of them. Public sector companies of sanitary emergencies look after the health of citizens in relation to medical and trauma emergencies with a wide range of up to date resources both technical and human. In the following piece there is a description of the emergency response teams divided into ground and air that are responsible for the on site care of the patients in coordination with other public services. They also elaborate the prehospital clinical history that is going to be a valuable piece of information for the teams that receive the patient in the Emergency Hospital Unit (EHU). From 1980 to 1996 the mortality rate per 10.000 vehicles and the deaths per 1.000 accidents dropped significantly: in 1980 6.4 and 96.19% and in 1996, 2.8 and 64.06% respectively. In the intrahospital organisation there are two differentiated areas to receive trauma patients the casualty department and the EHU. In the EHU the severe and multiple injured patients are treated by the emergency hospital doctors; first in the triage or resuscitation areas and after when stabilised they are passed too the observation area or to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and from there the EHU or ICU doctors call the appropriate specialists. There is a close collaboration and coordination between the orthopaedic surgeon the EHU doctors and the other specialists surgeons in order to comply with treatment prioritization protocols. Once the patient has been transferred an entire process of assistance continuity is developed based on interdisciplinary teams formed in the hospital from the services areas involved in trauma assistance and usually coordinated by the ICU doctors. There is also mentioned the assistance registry of trauma patients, the ICU professional training

  19. A cross-sectional study of the impact of regular use of insecticides in dogs on Canine Leishmaniosis seroprevalence in southeast Spain.

    Goyena, E; Pérez-Cutillas, P; Chitimia, L; Risueño, J; García-Martínez, J D; Bernal, L J; Berriatua, E


    The relationship between Canine Leishmaniosis (CanL) seroprevalence and regular use of topical insecticides was investigated in 800 pet dogs with no visible signs of CanL in Murcia, southeast Spain in 2011. Dogs were clients to 17 veterinary practices and were analyzed for Leishmania infantum antibodies in blood plasma using two commercial ELISAs (Ingezim, Ingenasa®, Spain; Leishcan, Hipra®, Spain). Owners were interviewed to gather data on dog related variables. They included date of birth, home address and frequency, duration and timing of insecticide treatments used to prevent ectoparasite infestations. The dog's residence was georeferenced and environmental data potentially associated with the dog's risk of L. infantum infection was obtained. A mixed logistic regression model was then developed to analyze the relationship between the dog's serological status and insecticidal treatment adjusted for demographic and environmental variables. Overall, CanL seroprevalence (95% confidence limits) was 18% (16-21%) including 11% in dogs not using insecticide treatments (n=60) and 19% in those using them (n=740) (p>0.05). At least 16 different insecticide products were used and 73%, 26% and 1% of dogs received 1, 2 and 3 products a year. The most frequent commercial brands used and the only ones in the market claiming anti-sandfly activity, were Scalibor collars (deltametrin 40mg/g; MSD®), Advantix pipettes (permethrin 500mg/ml and imidacloprid 100mg/ml; Bayer®) and Exspot spot-on pipettes (permethrin 715mg/ml; MSD®). Seroprevalence was 9%, 16%, 20%, 22% and 25% for dogs with Scalibor collars plus Advantix pipettes, Scalibor collars plus ExSpot pipettes, Advantix pipettes alone, Scalibor collars alone and Exspot pipettes alone, respectively. The multivariable model confirmed a significant reduction in the risk of Leishmania spp. seropositivity in dogs using the Scalibor and Advantix combination compared to those using either product alone and provided evidence of

  20. Evaluación de la cooperación en las microempresas del Municipio de Murcia, proyecto Micro (2003-2004

    Antonio Juan Briones Peñalver


    Full Text Available En el marco de las políticas públicas de la Unión Europea para fomentar la creación de empresas, el análisis, detección y la generación de oportunidades de negocio, durante el periodo (2003-2004, se aprueba el proyecto Micro, de la Iniciativa Comunitaria Equal, cofinanciado por el Fondo Social Europeo, con el reto del autoempleo para colectivos desfavorecidos, donde sus objetivos son el fomento de la actividad emprendedora, la promoción de nuevos yacimientos de empleo y la animación de los espacios de cooperaciónempresarial. Este proyecto Micro de la Agrupación de Desarrollo del Ayuntamiento de Murcia, junto con diversas asociaciones e instituciones del entorno de las microempresas pretenden extender la cultura de la cooperación empresarial, como herramienta estratégica a través delconocimiento de sus ventajas y los distintos mecanismos existentes. El marco teórico del trabajo tiene como finalidad explicar los procesos de cooperación diseñados para las microempresas, con el propósito de establecer propuestas y argumentos para la formación de acuerdos, identificar los factores que afectan el desarrollo de estos, así como la materialización de las acciones para la animación de la cooperación. Todo ello, facilitando a las personas promotoras su formación en talleres, la organización de jornadas técnicas y encuentros de negocios, e instrumentando un espacio en la página web del proyecto Micro.La evaluación de las acciones de la animación de acuerdos de cooperación se presentan con el estudio empírico en una muestra de 88 microempresas, donde se consideran los factores determinantes de la respuesta de las empresas a los procesos de cooperación llevados a cabo en el proyecto Micro. Analizamos la fiabilidad para la validación de la escala de medición de lainvestigación del modelo estratégico de

  1. Grado de conocimiento y control sobre la dislepimia entre los médicos de la Región de Murcia: (2004-2005

    María Lucía García Mancebo


    Full Text Available Fundamento: Debido a que los consensos para el tratamiento y control de las dislipemias no siempre se siguen (incluyendo el cálculo del riesgo cardiovascular global, se realizó el presente estudio con el objetivo de analizar el nivel informativo y las pautas de actuación en la detección, evaluación y control de la dislipemia entre los médicos de atención primaria y especializada hospitalaria de la Región de Murcia. Métodos: Estudio observacional transversal que se realizó con 217 médicos de atención primaria (MAP y 133 médicos de atención hospitalaria (MH, mediante un cuestionario formado por 14 ítems. Resultados: El 80,9% de los médicos decían seguir los consensos internacionales para el control de la dislipemia. El cálculo del riesgo cardiovascular se utilizó de forma ocasional por el 58%. El parámetro objetivo más utilizado para tratar las dislipemias fue el colesterol de LDL (89,7%, colesterol total (57,7, colesterol de HDL (55,7% y triglicéridos (53,1%. El objetivo óptimo de colesterol de LDL en prevención primaria fue <130 mg/dl para el 66,6% de los médicos y en prevención secundaria fue <100 mg/dl para el 81,7%. Ante un paciente dislipémico bien controlado, el 76,6% de los profesionales mantendría el tratamiento y el 22,3% lo reduciría. Ante un paciente mal controlado, el 62,3% reforzarían el tratamiento higiénicodietético y el 66,9% el farmacológico. La estatina mejor valorada fue la atorvastatina. El 69,1% de los médicos valora la tolerancia a las estatinas mediante GOT, GPT y CPK. El 60,6% manifestó que el paciente cumplía bien su tratamiento. Conclusiones: No se observaron diferencias importantes en el conocimiento y actuación entre los médicos de atención primaria y especializada, siendo en ambos casos actual y adecuado

  2. Being a Child in an Industrial Contemporaneous Environment. Examples from the Mining Mountains of Cartagena-La Unión (Murcia

    Óscar González Vergara


    Full Text Available This paper will discuss various aspects of childhood in an industrial environment, focusing particularly the phenomenon of child labor. We will draw examples from one of the most important industrial mining complex of contemporary Spain, the mining area in Cartagena-La Union, where child labor was widespread. We will complete this vision of childhood with the examples available in the mining songs, which reflect many aspects of childhood.

  3. Feasibility of a Vietnamese café in Spain : Case: Café Hanoi, Barcelona, Spain

    Nguyen, Tra My


    This study covers the feasibility of a business idea – a Vietnamese café in the city of Barcelona, Spain. The study is the preliminary of a business plan. Therefore, it aims to discover the environment surrounding the café in Barcelona, Spain. The study employs descriptive approach, using both quantitative and qualitative methods. The data collection includes both primary and secondary data. The primary data is collected through focus group, interviews and questionnaire. The secondary dat...

  4. Road accidents and business cycles in Spain.

    Rodríguez-López, Jesús; Marrero, Gustavo A; González, Rosa Marina; Leal-Linares, Teresa


    This paper explores the causes behind the downturn in road accidents in Spain across the last decade. Possible causes are grouped into three categories: Institutional factors (a Penalty Point System, PPS, dating from 2006), technological factors (active safety and passive safety of vehicles), and macroeconomic factors (the Great recession starting in 2008, and an increase in fuel prices during the spring of 2008). The PPS has been blessed by incumbent authorities as responsible for the decline of road fatalities in Spain. Using cointegration techniques, the GDP growth rate, the fuel price, the PPS, and technological items embedded in motor vehicles appear to be statistically significantly related with accidents. Importantly, PPS is found to be significant in reducing fatal accidents. However, PPS is not significant for non-fatal accidents. In view of these results, we conclude that road accidents in Spain are very sensitive to the business cycle, and that the PPS influenced the severity (fatality) rather than the quantity of accidents in Spain. Importantly, technological items help explain a sizable fraction in accidents downturn, their effects dating back from the end of the nineties.

  5. Lightning-caused fires in Central Spain

    Nieto Solana, Hector; Aguado, Inmaculada; García, Mariano;


    a high occurrence. The research was conducted between May and September, which happens to be the most lightning-fire prone period in Spain, for a three year interval starting in 2002 up to 2004. A time-invariant model for lightning-caused fire occurrence was developed for each region at a spatial...

  6. Aversive racism in Spain: testing the theory

    Wojcieszak, M.


    This study applies the aversive racism framework to Spain and tests whether aversive racism depends on intergroup contact. Relying on a 3 (qualifications) by 3 (ethnicity) experiment, this study finds that aversive racism is especially pronounced against the Mexican job applicant, and emerges among

  7. Small hydro policy and potential in Spain


    Spain has 662 small hydro installations, as registered in the “Speciaf Regimen” of 31 December 1999, with 1,271,573 kW of instaffed power producing the equivalent of the electricity consumed by 1.1 million families, avoiding emissions of 2.6 million tonnes of CO2 per year and substituting 250,000 toe.

  8. Does Education Affect Happiness? Evidence for Spain

    Cunado, Juncal; de Gracia, Fernando Perez


    In this paper we study the impact of education on happiness in Spain using individual-level data from the European Social Survey, by means of estimating Ordinal Logit Models. We find both direct and indirect effects of education on happiness. First, we find an indirect effect of education on happiness through income and labour status. That is, we…

  9. The water footprint of tourism in Spain

    Cazcarro, I.; Hoekstra, Arjen Ysbert; Sánchez Chóliz, J.


    This study complements the water footprint (WF) estimations for Spain, incorporating insights of the process analysis and input–output (IO) analysis. We evaluate the virtual (both blue and green consumed) water trade of agricultural and industrial products, but also of services, especially through

  10. Chinese migration in Spain. General characteristics

    Amelia Sáiz López


    Full Text Available In this paper the Chinese presence in Spain is analyzed from a chronological perspective along with the ongoing changes in geographic location and economic activity. The growth in numbers of this community has obliged its members to look for new locations, distancing themselves from their ethnic strongholds, with the aim of bringingtheir migratory plans to fruition.

  11. Health, Financial Incentives and Retirement in Spain

    E. Erdogan-Ciftci (Esen); E.K.A. van Doorslaer (Eddy); A. Lopez-Nicolas (Angel)


    textabstractWe estimate the impact of health and financial incentives on the retirement transitions of older workers in Spain. Individual measures of pension wealth, peak and accrual values are constructed using labor market histories and health shocks are derived as changes in a composite health st

  12. The water footprint of tourism in Spain

    Cazcarro, I.; Hoekstra, Arjen Ysbert; Sánchez Chóliz, J.


    This study complements the water footprint (WF) estimations for Spain, incorporating insights of the process analysis and input–output (IO) analysis. We evaluate the virtual (both blue and green consumed) water trade of agricultural and industrial products, but also of services, especially through t

  13. Melioidosis in traveler from Africa to Spain.

    Morosini, María I; Quereda, Carmen; Gil, Horacio; Anda, Pedro; Núñez-Murga, María; Cantón, Rafael; López-Vélez, Rogelio


    The worldwide epidemiology of melioidosis is changing. We describe a case of acute melioidosis in Spain in a patient who had traveled to Africa. A novel sequence type of Burkholderia pseudomallei was identified in this patient. Clinicians should be aware of the possibility of melioidosis in travelers returning from melioidosis-nonendemic regions.

  14. Does Education Affect Happiness? Evidence for Spain

    Cunado, Juncal; de Gracia, Fernando Perez


    In this paper we study the impact of education on happiness in Spain using individual-level data from the European Social Survey, by means of estimating Ordinal Logit Models. We find both direct and indirect effects of education on happiness. First, we find an indirect effect of education on happiness through income and labour status. That is, we…

  15. The 1918 "Spanish flu" in Spain.

    Trilla, Antoni; Trilla, Guillem; Daer, Carolyn


    The 1918-1919 influenza pandemic was the most devastating epidemic in modern history. Here, we review epidemiological and historical data about the 1918-1919 influenza epidemic in Spain. On 22 May 1918, the epidemic was a headline in Madrid's ABC newspaper. The infectious disease most likely reached Spain from France, perhaps as the result of the heavy railroad traffic of Spanish and Portuguese migrant workers to and from France. The total numbers of persons who died of influenza in Spain were officially estimated to be 147,114 in 1918, 21,235 in 1919, and 17,825 in 1920. However, it is likely that >260,000 Spaniards died of influenza; 75% of these persons died during the second period of the epidemic, and 45% died during October 1918 alone. The Spanish population growth index was negative for 1918 (net loss, 83,121 persons). Although a great deal of evidence indicates that the 1918 A(H1N1) influenza virus unlikely originated in and spread from Spain, the 1918-1919 influenza pandemic will always be known as the Spanish flu.

  16. The 1918 "Spanish Flu" in Spain

    Antoni Trilla; Guillem Trilla; Carolyn Daer


    ... of the heavy railroad traffic of Spanish and Portuguese migrant workers to and from France. The total numbers of persons who died of influenza in Spain were officially estimated to be 147,114 in 1918, 21,235 in 1919, and 17,825 in 1920...

  17. The water footprint of tourism in Spain

    Cazcarro, I.; Hoekstra, A.Y.; Sánchez Chóliz, J.


    This study complements the water footprint (WF) estimations for Spain, incorporating insights of the process analysis and input–output (IO) analysis. We evaluate the virtual (both blue and green consumed) water trade of agricultural and industrial products, but also of services, especially through t

  18. Tarasca: ritual monster of Spain.

    Gilmore, David D


    Let us now revisit our original assumptions. First, we note that for the participants in Hacinas Carnival the Tarasca is a figure of fun and joy, but it also exudes a strain of aggressive misogyny that many female residents, not to mention tourists, find somewhat unsettling. In the spirit of feminist currents in Spain, a group of young women protested in 1992 to town officials and, when rebuffed, sought to build their own female monster, which they intended to use to attack boys and men. While their plan was never carried out, and indeed met with stiff opposition from officialdom and, especially, from older women, some of the younger, more modern girls find the Tarasca appalling, and they told me so without compunction. Accordingly, today the festival tends to polarize the sexes as well as the generations. Also, many children are frightened by the gigantic mock-up with its snapping teeth and foul breath, and many of them burst into tears at the roaring of the demons. But despite these negatives--or perhaps because of them--the Tarasca breaks down boundaries between things normally kept separate in the mind: humor and terror, man and beast, order and disorder, old and young, life and death, and so on. In so collapsing opposites, the Tarasca causes people to pause and to think about and question everyday reality in the non-Carnival universe. All these observations of course support the structural arguments of our four theorists above and in particular seem to corroborate Bloch's concept (1992) of the regenerative power of "rebounding violence." However, there are three specific features here that need psychological amplification beyond simply confirming the work of previous theorists. We must first note that like most grotesque fantasies, the Hacinas monster combines disparate organic "realities" into a bizarre and monstrous image that by its very oddness and the resulting "cognitive mismatch" captures people's attention and sparks the imagination, especially that of

  19. Las tesis doctorales de las facultades de ciencias de la Universidad de Murcia. 1955 – 1990 (catálogo, estadística descriptiva y bibliometría)

    Sabater Lorenzo, Pilar


    El propósito de esta tesis doctoral ha sido la realización de un catálogo de la tesis doctorales defendidas en las Facultades de Ciencias de la Universidad de Murcia desde 1955 a 1990. Dicho catálogo recoge los datos referenciales de 667 tesis (292 de química, 225 de medicina, 84 de biología, 32 de veterinaria, 20 de matemáticas, 13 de física y 3 de geología). El catálogo se presenta ordenado por titulaciones y dentro de éstas, alfabéticamente por autores, se complementa con un índice general...

  20. La incorporación del alumnado de procedencia extranjera a los centros de educación infantil y primaria de la Región de Murcia : valoración de los maestros

    Cerezo Maíquez, Mª Carmen


    En la investigación "La incorporación del alumnado de procedencia extranjera a los centros de Educación Infantil y Primaria de la Región de Murcia: valoración de los maestros" objeto de tesis doctoral se hace, desde el marco teórico una valoración sobre cuál es la situación de los centros ante la escolarización del alumnado de familia extranjera así como se realiza un barrido de la legislación educativa a escala estatal y autonómica donde recogemos la normativa actual referida a la actuación ...


    Gustavo A. Ballesteros Pelegrín


    Full Text Available En la Región de Murcia se han construído modernas estaciones de aguas residuales urbanas en las que se aplica alta tecnología en depuración, sustituyendo a las antiguas estaciones depuradoras de aguas residuales urbanas por sistema de lagunaje, cuyos estanques se convierten en depósitos de agua depurada para uso agrícola. Algunos de estos, como los de Campotéjar, se naturalizan y convierten en refugios de flora y fauna amenazadas en el contexto europeo y mundial, razón por la que se consideran un modelo de sostenibilidad que compatibiliza la depuración del agua y su uso agrícola posterior con la conservación de la naturaleza.

  2. El mercado de trabajo de ayuda a domicilio : regularización y profesionalización del trabajo doméstico a través de las trabajadoras inmigrantes de la ciudad de Murcia

    Ruiz Casanova, Encarnación


    Esta investigación estudia el sector de Ayuda a Domicilio en la ciudad de Murcia entre los años 2007-2010. El primer capítulo hace una revisión de la literatura sobre los condicionantes históricos, sociológicos, económicos y legales que tanto a nivel de España como internacional explican las características fundamentales de este sector; en este sentido, se aborda también el papel de la mujer inmigrante y las leyes españolas sobre extranjería. El segundo capítulo ilustra la situación económica...

  3. Adopción de tecnología de distribución y control del agua en las Comunidades de Regantes de la Región de Murcia

    Alcon, Francisco; De Miguel, María Dolores; Burton, Michael P.


    RESUMEN: En el presente trabajo se estudia el proceso de adopción de tecnología de distribución y control de agua que las Comunidades de Regantes de la Región de Murcia han llevado a cabo desde el año 1975 hasta 2005. Se analiza el tiempo que transcurre desde que se constituye la Comunidad de Regantes hasta que toma la decisión de adoptar utilizando Análisis de Duración. Se identifican como aceleradores del proceso de adopción la posesión de un pozo de apoyo, el empleo de un sistema tarifario...


    Mª del Mar Riquelme Navarro


    Full Text Available El Programa de Desarrollo Rural 2007-2013 de la Región de Murcia contempla las ayudas agroambientales que tienen como fin la continua integración de la actividad agraria en la sostenibilidad de los ecosistemas naturales y se promociona a los agricultores que suscriban de forma voluntaria compromisos agroambientales adicionales a los requeridos por la condicionalidad de la PAC, con el fin de minimizar las posibles implicaciones medioambientales de la actividad agraria. En agricultura ecológica la demanda de ayudas ha superado las expectativas contribuyendo de manera clara a fomentar el desarrollo sostenible en las zonas rurales. Este compromiso de nuestros agricultores, en educación y concienciación, debe hacerse extensivo también al ciudadano, para que sea capaz de reconocer el esfuerzo realizado por el sector agrario y el medio rural de cara a la preservación del medio ambiente y el paisaje.

  5. Genotype distribution of human papillomavirus (HPV and co-infections in cervical cytologic specimens from two outpatient gynecological clinics in a region of southeast Spain

    Egea-Cortines Marcos


    Full Text Available Abstract Background Human Papillomavirus (HPV genotype distribution and co-infection occurrence was studied in cervical cytologic specimens from Murcia Region, (southeast Spain, to obtain information regarding the possible effect of the ongoing vaccination campaign against HPV16 and HPV18. Methods A total of 458 cytologic specimens were obtained from two outpatient gynecological clinics. These included 288 normal benign (N/B specimens, 56 atypical squamous cell of undetermined significance (ASC-US, 75 low-grade squamous intraepithelial lesions (LSIL and 39 high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesions (HSIL. HPV genotyping was performed using PCR and tube array hybridization. Results The most frequent genotype found was HPV16 (14.9% in N/B; 17.9% in ASC-US; 29.3% in LSIL and 33.3% HSIL. Distribution of other genotypes was heavily dependent on the cytologic diagnoses. Co-infections were found in 15.3% of N/B, 10.7% of ASC-US, 48% of LSIL and 25.6% of HSIL cases (significantly different at p Conclusion HPV vaccination might prevent 34.6% and 35.8% of LSIL and HSIL, respectively. Co-infection rate is dependent on both cytologic diagnosis and HPV genotype. Moreover, genotypes belonging to A5, A7 and A9 species are more often found as co-infections than genotype pertaining to A6 species. This suggests that phylogenetically related genotypes might have in common similar grades of dependency for cervical epithelium colonization.

  6. Evaluación del diseño de programas para la acogida e integración de inmigrantes en la Región de Murcia

    Pilar Arnaiz Sánchez


    Full Text Available Gestionar la multiculturalidad presente en un territorio promoviendo el desarrollo de políticas inclusivas e interculturales es un imperativo de toda sociedad democrática. Aceptar, respetar al otro y ser capaces de establecer un diálogo conjunto son las premisas básicas para fomentar una convivencia pacífica. En este sentido, el desarrollo de una ciudadanía intercultural pasa por el establecimiento de políticas públicas de actuación con la finalidad de responder a las necesidades y alcanzar las metas propuestas.Precisamente, este trabajo es fruto del contrato de investigación firmado entre la Dirección General de Inmigración y Voluntariado de la Consejería de Política Social, Mujer e Inmigración de la Región de Murcia y la Universidad de Murcia, dirigido a realizar tareas de seguimiento y evaluación de los programas financiados por dicha administración autonómica, encaminados a dar respuesta al fenómeno migratorio fomentando la interculturalidad. En concreto, nuestro foco de análisis se sitúa en la evaluación del diseño de los programas financiados con el objetivo de analizar la calidad y la adecuación del diseño de los proyectos. Los resultados han sido muy satisfactorios poniendo de manifiesto la adecuación de los diseños de los programas presentados para alcanzar el fin deseado de promover una ciudadanía intercultural.

  7. Social risk perception: recent findings in Spain

    Prades-Lopez, A. [CIEMAT, Centro de Investigacion Energica Medioambiental y Technologia (Spain); Martinez-Arias, R.; Diaz-Hidalgo, M. [Faculty of Psychology, Complutense University, Madrid (Spain)


    The purpose of this paper is to present our main results from a survey carried out in Spain in the context of social risk perception. This survey is included in a broad project (PRISP) sponsored by the UE and the national Civil Protection Service, and carried out simultaneously in three countries: Spain, Italy and UK. The project combined qualitative and quantitative assessment methods, although only survey results are presented here. A random sample of 600 subjects from two different Spanish communities close to a COMAH chemical site was selected for the research. Main findings regarding, differential perception between both community populations, sex differences, and 'bias perception' of risks among others have been achieved. Main dimensions were obtained by multidimensional scaling and Factor Analysis. Dimensions reported here are similar to the usual findings from the psychometric paradigm. (authors)

  8. [Foreign immigration in Spain (1985-1994)].

    Gozalvez Perez, V


    "During the decade 1985-94, Spain [has had]...some growing and unexpected flows of foreign immigrations. The tradition of emigration of Spanish people, some grave difficulties of [the] employment market in the country, irregular entrance of workers from developing countries, the fear of a very rapid growth of these immigrants, the instability and marginality of their work, and the agreement of Spain in the European Union have led the government to develop an active migratory policy, first against the illegal flows and, more recently, in direction of the integration of immigrants in Spanish society.... The article analyzes main features from some different groups of foreign workers, and in particular Africans: spatial repartition, demographic profile, migratory strategies and trajectories, uneasy insertion in the national employment market, and draws lastly the main features of the Spanish migratory policy." (SUMMARY IN ENG AND SPA) excerpt

  9. Studies of archaeoastronomy in Spain: a review

    Cerdeño, Mª Luisa


    Full Text Available Studies of Arqueoastronomy have a long tradition in Europe and, to a lesser extent, in Spain. This research is mainly done by astronomers. The recognition of this studies is still lacking in archaeology. This paper reviews current research projects in Spain and the main problems raised by Archaeoastronomy.

    Los estudios de Arqueoastronomía tienen una larga trayectoria en algunos países europeos y, en menor medida, en España. Mayoritariamente se llevan a cabo desde el campo de los astrónomos y todavía no han alcanzado un definitivo reconocimiento en el ámbito arqueológico. En este trabajo se revisan las líneas de trabajo existentes en España, con la inevitable referencia al marco europeo, y se analizan los principales problemas que tiene planteados esta disciplina académica.

  10. [Arrival of the psychoanalysis in Spain].

    Sánchez Granjel, Luis


    The first real news about the Psychoanalysis in Spain was spread by Ortega y Gasset in 1911 and the neuropsychiatrists Valle Aldabalde and especially Fernández Sanz also spread that information in the medical world in 1914. It was introduced in the University field by Novoa Santos. The castilian edition of the works written by Freud aroused great interest, more cultural than professional, among the psychiatrists in Madrid, who were at that time very much influenced by Cajal and the German Psychiatry; Fernández Sanz made an understanding review about those works while Fernández Villaverde was not interested in them and made an ideological negation. In Barcelona, the Psychoanalysis, was supported by Emilio Mira. The first Freudian Psychoanalyst, called Angel Garma, left Spain because of the war and he was the beginner of a strong psychoanalytic School in Buenos Aires. The influence of the Psychoanalysis was obvious in different cultural fields.

  11. Entrepreneurship research in Spain: developments and distinctiveness.

    Sánchez, José C; Gutiérrez, Andrea


    This article presents a review of research on entrepreneurship in Spain, paying particular attention to its beginnings, nature and main focus of interest. We have developed a database based on the review of 471 works produced between 1977 and 2009, including articles published in national and international journals and dissertations (read in Spain) that allowed us to extract the following results. There is a preference for qualitative methods, conceptual contributions and the entrepreneurial process as the privileged research theme. There is also a strong focus of interest on micro and small enterprises. These characteristics of Spanish research in areas of entrepreneurship can make a distinctive contribution to international research. However, the dissemination of knowledge and inadequate strategies for international publication limit the diffusion of Spanish research in entrepreneurship. Lastly, we discuss the implications for future research.

  12. Training in breast surgery in Spain.

    Miguelena, José M; Domínguez Cunchillos, Fernando


    Breast surgery is a key part of training and competency in general surgery in Spain and is a "frontier area" that can be efficiently managed by general surgeons and gynecologists. The main objective of the training process consists of the surgical treatment of breast cancer, including conservative surgery, oncoplastic and reconstructive techniques. This article analyses the current status of breast surgery training in Spain and schematically proposes potential targets of the different training programs, to improve access and training for surgeons and residents in this area, taking into account the RD 639/2014 and European regulation. The priority is to specify the level of training that should be achieved, in relation to the group of professionals involved, considering their area of competency: surgery resident, educational programs, and surgeons with special dedication to this area.

  13. Adherencia a la dieta mediterránea y su relación con la calidad del desayuno en estudiantes de la Universidad de Murcia

    Inmaculada Navarro-González

    Full Text Available Introducción y objetivos: la evolución que ha experimentado en los últimos años la sociedad española ha originado una serie de cambios sociológicos y/o culturales que afectan claramente a los hábitos y preferencias alimentarias. El objetivo del presente trabajo ha sido evaluar la adherencia a la dieta mediterránea (DM de la población universitaria en la ciudad de Murcia y la calidad de su desayuno, estableciendo la relación existente entre estas dos variables entre sí, y otras variables sociológicas analizadas. Métodos: se evaluó la adherencia a la DM en una muestra de 312 estudiantes mediante el test KIDMED, cuestionario de 16 preguntas. La calidad del desayuno fue determinada en función de la ingesta de los distintos grupos de alimentos (lácteos, cereales y frutas, de forma que se establecieron las siguientes categorías de calidad: pésima, mala, regular y buena. De cada encuestado se registraron los datos personales, lugar de origen, zona geográfica y tipo de residencia, sexo, edad, titulación universitaria, curso y las variables antropométricas (peso, altura, perímetro de cintura y cadera. Resultados: la muestra estuvo formada por 238 mujeres y 74 hombres todos ellos estudiantes universitarios de distintos títulos de grado. El 7,85% de los universitarios mostró una baja adherencia a la DM, el 48,4% media y el 43,8% alta. Los estudiantes de grado en Educación Primaria mostraron una mayor adherencia media a la DM; los estudiantes de grado en Enfermería tomaron más de una ración de verdura al día; y los de Ciencia y Tecnología de los Alimentos consumían una pieza de fruta al día. Teniendo en cuenta el sexo de los participantes, el 37,8% de las mujeres tomaban más de una verdura diaria y el 91,5% desayunaba bollería industrial; mientras que el 54,1% de los hombres tomaban frutos secos (al menos 2 o 3 veces por semana y el 74,5% desayunaba todos los días. El 1,15% de los estudiantes mostró una calidad del

  14. Legislating tolerance: Spain's national public smoking law.

    Muggli, Monique E; Lockhart, Nikki J; Ebbert, Jon O; Jiménez-Ruiz, Carlos A; Riesco Miranda, Juan Antonio; Hurt, Richard D


    While Spain's national tobacco control legislation prohibits smoking in many indoor public places, the law provides for an exception to the prohibition of smoking by allowing separate seating sections and ventilation options in certain public places such as bars and restaurants, hotels and airports. Accordingly, Spain's law is not aligned with Article 8 Guidelines of the World Health Organization's Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, which requires parties to ensure universal protection against secondhand smoke exposure in all enclosed public places, workplaces and on all means of public transport. Spain's law is currently being promoted by the tobacco companies in other countries as a model for smoke-free legislation. In order to prevent weakening of smoke-free laws in other countries through industry-supported exceptions, we investigated the tactics used by the tobacco companies before the implementation of the new law and assessed the consequences of these actions in the hospitality sector. Internal tobacco industry documents made public through US litigation settlements dating back to the 1980s were searched in 2008-9. Documents show that tobacco companies sought to protect hospitality venues from smoking restrictions by promoting separate seating for smokers and ineffective ventilation technologies, supporting an unenforceable voluntary agreement between the Madrid local government and the hospitality industry, influencing ventilation standards setting and manipulating Spanish media. The Spanish National Assembly should adopt comprehensive smoke-free legislation that does not accommodate the interests of the tobacco industry. In doing so, Spain's smoke-free public places law would be better aligned with the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control.

  15. Andalusia, Spain: An Assessment of Coastal Scenery

    Williams, AT; Micallef, A.; Anfuso, G; Gallego-Fernández, Juan B.


    The 1101 km length of the Andalusian coast (Spain) was assessed for coastal scenery at 45 specific locations. Selected areas covered resort (3), urban (19), village (8), rural (10) and remote (5) bathing areas. Scenery was analyzed for physical and human parameters via 26 selected parameters. These parameters were obtained by interviews of 4500 people on European beaches. Each parameter was assessed via a one-to-five-point attribute scale, which essentially ranged from presence...


    Moreno, Javier


    The world population growth and the consequent increase in energy demand in recent years are making sustainability to become a key element in order to ensure the future of the society. In Spain, buildings account for 24% of total energy consumption, and within the buildings stock there is a group called "protected buildings" with low efficiency and therefore a large room for improvement, although constrained by different limitations and special requirements due to their condition. Through a s...

  17. HTLV-1 infection and disease in Spain.

    de Mendoza, Carmen; Caballero, Estrella; Aguilera, Antonio; Requena, Silvia; de Lejarazu, Raúl Ortiz; Pirón, María; González, Rocío; Jiménez, Ana; Roc, Lourdes; Treviño, Ana; Benito, Rafael; Fernández-Alonso, Miriam; Aguinaga, Aitziber; Rodríguez, Carmen; García-Costa, Juan; Blanco, Lidia; Ramos, José M; Calderón, Enrique; Eirós, José M; Sauleda, Silvia; Barreiro, Pablo; Soriano, Vicente


    : Human T-lymphotropic virus type 1 (HTLV-1) infection is a neglected disease despite roughly 15 million people are chronically infected worldwide. Lifelong less than 10% of carriers develop life-threatening diseases, mostly a subacute myelopathy known as tropical spastic paraparesis (TSP) and a lymphoproliferative disorder named adult T-cell leukemia (ATL). HTLV-1 is efficiently transmitted perinatally (breastfeeding), sexually (more from male to female) and parenterally (transfusions, injection drug use and transplants). To date there is neither prophylactic vaccine nor effective antiviral therapy.A total of 327 cases of HTLV-1 infection had been reported at the HTLV-1 Spanish registry until December 2016, of whom 34 had been diagnosed with TSP and 25 with ATL. Overall 62% were Latin American immigrants and 13% were persons of African origin. The incidence of HTLV-1 in Spain has remained stable for nearly a decade with 20-25 new cases yearly. Of the 21 newly diagnosed HTLV-1 cases during year 2016, one was a native Spaniard pregnant woman, and four presented with symptomatic disease, including three with ATL and one with TSP.Underdiagnosis of HTLV-1 in Spain must be high (iceberg model), which may account for the disproportionate high rate of symptomatic cases (almost 20%) and the late recognition of preventable HTLV-1 transmissions in special populations, such as newborns and transplant recipients. Our current estimate is of 10,000 persons living with HTLV-1 infection in Spain. Given the large flux of immigrants and visitors from HTLV-1 endemic regions to Spain, the expansion of HTLV-1 screening policies is warranted. At this time, it seems worth recommending HTLV testing to all donor/recipient organ transplants and pregnant women regardless place of birth. Although current leukoreduction procedures largely prevent HTLV-1 transmission by blood transfusions, HTLV testing of all first-time donors should be cost-effective contributing to unveil asymptomatic unaware

  18. Interregional Migration in Spain: A Semiparametric Analysis

    Maza Fernández, Adolfo Jesús; Villaverde Castro, José


    This paper analyses the determinants of internal migration in Spain between 1995 and 2002. After a brief descriptive study, we present an analytical model of internal migration flows. Subsequently, we estimate this model by applying semiparametric techniques. The general conclusion that we come to is that net migration rates are influenced mainly by income and climatic condition differentials between the regions of origin and destination; in addition, unemployment and housin...

  19. Area Handbook Series: Spain: A Country Study


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  20. [Medicine and enlightenment in New Spain].

    de Micheli, A


    Fundamental ideas of the cultural movement of Enlightenment were drawn up and encouraged in England by John Locke and introduced into continental Europe by Voltaire. The essence of this movement was defined by I. Kant in 1784. These new ideas were projected into the field of medicine initially with the systematization of anatomical studies by Winslow, Vicq d' Azyr and Sénac in France, by S. Th. Sömmerring and von Haller in Germany, and by Paolo Mascagni and other anatomists in Italy. This movement settled in Spain toward the middle of the XVIII century, due to Father Feijóo and his pupils such as Piquer and Casal. In New Spain, which maintained cultural and scientific relationship with the Old World, the leaders of the movement were José Antonio Alzate in the field of biology and José Ignacio Bartolache in that of medicine. These were the founders of the first scientific journals: the "Diario Literario" (Literary Journal) by Alzate (1768) and the "Mercurio Volante" (Flying Mercury) by Bartolache (1772). Latter this physician had to face the great epidemic outbreak of smallpox in 1779. Due to that, he attributed great importance to the psychological aspect of the problem and supported the variolization proceeding introduced into Mexico by Doctor Henri Morel. Moreover, two scientific expeditions, which reached New Spain at the end of the XVIII century, allowed to systematize the study of the American vegetables and to acknowledge the usefulness of botany and chemistry as auxiliary sciences of medicine.


    Renato P. da Silva Júnior


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    Through this price behavior of rice, bean, corn and fat steer, received by rural producers of the Goiás State, was studied, making comparison of seasonal variation respective patterns, during 1974/79 and 1979/84 periods. The method used to determine the seasonal pattern was the centralized geometric moving average. As auxiliary resources for indication of patterns variation, the ordinal correlation coefficient of Spearman was used, test equality of two variances and comparison of seasonal index amplitude applied to both periods. It was observed a change in the pattern of seasonal variation for all products having increased chiefly the amplitude of seasonal index in 1979/84 period in relation to 1974/79. The principal responsible for alteration may have been governmental interference in those markets.

    Neste trabalho, estudou-se o comportamento dos preços de arroz, feijão, milho e boi gordo, tendo por base os valores recebidos por produtores rurais de Goiás nos períodos de 1974 a 1979 e 1979 a 1984, através da comparação dos respectivos padrões de variação estacional. O método utilizado na determinação do padrão de variação estacional foi o da média geométrica móvel centralizada. Para indicação de alteração dos padrões foram utilizados: o coeficiente de correlação ordinal de Spearman, o teste da igualdade de duas variâncias e a comparação da amplitude dos índices sazonais aplicados aos dois períodos. Observou-se que houve mudanças nos padrões de variação estacional de todos os produtos, tendo, principalmente, aumentado a amplitude do índice sazonal no período 1979 a 1984, em relação a 1974 a 1979. A variação na amplitude do índice sazonal foi de 26,0%, 67,0%, 67,0%, 83,0% e 92,4% para os preços de arroz, feijão, milho e boi gordo, respectivamente. Os resultados indicaram

  2. de Murcia: Fuensanta de Lorca

    Martín J. Lillo Carpio


    Full Text Available De acuerdo con las condiciones fi siográfi cas del entorno, se analiza el esquema básico de aprovechamiento de estas aguas mineromedicinales, casi inalterado en lo fundamental durante más de un siglo. Para ello se tienen en cuenta diversos factores concurrentes, entre los que destacan por un lado la poca estabilidad y duración de la actividad balnearia y por otro la escasez de medios y recursos sufi cientes.

  3. Caravaca de la cruz (Murcia

    José Luis Andrés Sarasa


    Full Text Available La pequeña ciudad histórica de Caravaca de la Cruz aprovecha la ventaja cualitativa que le ofrece la reliquia medieval de la Vera Cruz para convertirse en una ciudad turística. El mito religioso de la Cruz, tras la celebración en 2003 del Año Santo Jubilar, le permite crear un producto turístico que cambia la imagen de la ciudad. Este cambio se refleja en el análisis cualitativo y cuantitativo que se hace de los actores y escenarios del citado producto turístico. Todo ello matizado por la percepción que los residentes tienen de la transformación operada.

  4. Description of industrial pollution in Spain

    Aragonés Nuria


    Full Text Available Abstract Background Toxic substances released into the environment (to both air and water by many types of industries might be related with the occurrence of some malignant tumours and other diseases. The publication of the EPER (European Pollutant Emission Register Spanish data allows to investigate the presence of geographical mortality patterns related to industrial pollution. The aim of this paper is to describe industrial air and water pollution in Spain in 2001, broken down by activity group and specific pollutant, and to plot maps depicting emissions of carcinogenic substances. Methods All information on industrial pollution discharge in 2001 was drawn from EPER-Spain public records provided by the European Commission server. We described the distribution of the number of industries and amounts discharged for each pollutant, as well as emission by pollutant group and the industrial activities associated with each pollutant. Maps of Spain were drawn up, with UTM coordinates being used to plot pollutant foci, and circles with an area proportional to the emission to depict pollution emission values. Results The EPER-Spain contained information on 1,437 industrial installations. The industrial plants that discharge pollutant substances into air and water above the pollutant-specific EPER threshold were mainly situated in the Autonomous Regions of Aragon, Andalusia and Catalonia and in Catalonia, the Basque Country and Andalusia respectively. Pollution released in 2001 into air approached 158 million Mt. Emissions into water were over 8 million Mt. Conclusion A few single industrial plants are responsible for the highest percentage of emissions, thus rendering monitoring of their possible health impact on the surrounding population that much simpler. Among European countries Spain is the leading polluter in almost one third of all EPER-registered pollutant substances released into the air and ranks among the top three leading polluters in two

  5. Parcels and Land Ownership, Published in 2008, Cerro Gordo County.

    NSGIC GIS Inventory (aka Ramona) — This Parcels and Land Ownership dataset, was produced all or in part from Published Reports/Deeds information as of 2008. This data set includes internal links to...

  6. County and Parish Boundaries, Published in 2003, Cerro Gordo County.

    NSGIC GIS Inventory (aka Ramona) — This County and Parish Boundaries dataset, was produced all or in part from Hardcopy Maps information as of 2003. Data by this publisher are often provided in State...

  7. [Moroccan migration to Spain. Data, opinions, and predictions].

    Cazorla, J


    "In this article, the author analyzes the migration flows between Spain and [Morocco] within the most general context of relations between European Union (EU) and the Maghrebian countries. Since the beginning of the eighties the migration flows toward and from Spain changed [dramatically], so... Spanish society has shifted toward an inmigration country. [The author analyzes] where such inmigrants come from and their motivations to choose Spain [as a] destination. The results of a survey financed partly by the EU...[for] institutions related directly with the migration problem from [Morocco] to Spain are the base of the information included in this article." (SUMMARY IN ENG)


    Miguel Ángel Mateo Saura


    Full Text Available Cave art constitutes one of the areas of study of prehistory more attractive, perhaps because of the secrecy that still conveys. After a century of research on post-Paleolithic cave painting in Spain, and when the scientific production exceeds two thousand records, is addressed from bibliometric parameters, the analysis of this production over the period 1907-2010. Based on an own database in Microsoft Access, prepared for over twenty years and that the March 31, 2011 counted on 2186 bibliographic records, bibliometric techniques are used to determine the temporal distribution, the language used, the styles of cave art, the document types, the themes addressed in the works and the publication place. Document production is below 21,02 publications/year until 1970, although in the 104 years of research analyzed, highlights the years 1999 (with 4,5% and 2006 (with 5,1% for the large number of publications. Regarding the language of the documents are distributed as follows, Spanish (88,1%, Catalan (4,6%, French (3,9%, English (2%, German (1% and other languages (Italian, Portuguese or Galician with 0,32%. 35,4% of production is dedicated to Levantine art, while schematic painting captures 34,8%. Regarding the document type, the scientific article stands out with 55,2%, followed by conference papers (19,2%, book chapters (11,3%, case studies (9,8%, notes (2,3%, doctoral thesis (1% and undergraduate dissertations (0,7%. The predominant topics are sites (34,5%, chronology (8,8%, iconography (7,7%, or scientific divulgation (5,1%. 90,6% of scientific production has been published in Spain, highlighting Zaragoza (13,4%, Madrid (13,3%, Valencia (9,2% and Murcia (9%. We consider that the total production is low because hardly exceeds 21 papers / year, although in the last fifty years growth rates were reached above 5%. Because Spanish is one of the most spoken languages in the world, greater internationalization of research of the Spanish post

  9. Social Inclusion and Multicultural Perspectives in Spain: Three Case Studies in Northern Spain

    Zufiaurre, Benjamin


    Immigration is the challenge that faces European countries in the immediate future. Spain, a former exporter of migrants, has recently become a host country, which must be taken into account if we wish to promote a multicultural, integrative school system. The aim in this article is to reach some conclusions about the integration of immigrants,…

  10. A personal view of nutrition in Spain.

    Zamora, Salvador


    This paper stems from the special lecture given by the author at 20th International Congress of Nutrition, held from 16 to 20 September 2013 in Granada (Spain), following for his appointment as "Living Legend" of the International Union of nutritional sciences (IUNS), in recognition of his outstanding contribution to research and development in nutritional science. The development of nutrition in Spain from the 1960s to the present, which the author had the opportunity to experience first hand, is described. The contribution covers an extensive period in the history of this science, and highlights the advances made in our knowledge of nutrition and several of the misunderstandings that existed and still exist in this science: 1) The Anglo-Saxon dietary pattern and the high incidence of death from myocardial infarction, and the subsequent recognition of the Mediterranean diet as a model of a varied and balanced and healthy eating. 2) The relationship between cardiovascular disease and the consumption of oily fish. Since the discovery of the syn - thesis of prostaglandins makes it clear that fish fat is heart-healthy. 3) The epidemic of prosperity, overweight and obesity and the appearance of miracle diets. However, there are not miracles, the only solution being a healthy lifestyle and a balanced hypocaloric diet. 4) In the field of nutrition, diet and health, the harmful effect of: "In my opinion", a single allusion that undermines all science. The author also acknowledges all the researchers whose efforts, tenacity and enthusiasm have contributed to the advances made in nutrition science in Spain.

  11. A personal view of nutrition in Spain

    Salvador Zamora


    Full Text Available This paper stems from the special lecture given by the author at 20th International Congress of Nutrition, held from 16 to 20 September 2013 in Granada (Spain, following for his appointment as "Living Legend" of the International Union of nutritional sciences (IUNS, in recognition of his outstanding contribution to research and development in nutritional science. The development of nutrition in Spain from the 1960s to the present, which the author had the opportunity to experience first hand, is described. The contribution covers an extensive period in the history of this science, and highlights the advances made in our knowledge of nutrition and several of the misunderstandings that existed and still exist in this science: 1 The Anglo-Saxon dietary pattern and the high incidence of death from myocardial infarction, and the subsequent recognition of the Mediterranean diet as a model of a varied and balanced and healthy eating. 2 The relationship between cardiovascular disease and the consumption of oily fish. Since the discovery of the synthesis of prostaglandins makes it clear that fish fat is heart-healthy. 3 The epidemic of prosperity, overweight and obesity and the appearance of miracle diets. However, there are not miracles, the only solution being a healthy lifestyle and a balanced hypocaloric diet. 4 In the field of nutrition, diet and health, the harmful effect of: "In my opinion", a single allusion that undermines all science. The author also acknowledges all the researchers whose efforts, tenacity and enthusiasm have contributed to the advances made in nutrition science in Spain.

  12. Pediatric allergy and immunology in Spain.

    Nieto, Antonio; Mazon, Angel; Martin-Mateos, Maria Anunciacion; Plaza, Ana-Maria; Garde, Jesus; Alonso, Elena; Martorell, Antonio; Boquete, Manuel; Lorente, Felix; Ibero, Marcel; Bone, Javier; Pamies, Rafael; Garcia, Juan Miguel; Echeverria, Luis; Nevot, Santiago; Martinez-Cañavate, Ana; Fernandez-Benitez, Margarita; Garcia-Marcos, Luis


    The data of the ISAAC project in Spain show a prevalence of childhood asthma ranging from 7.1% to 15.3%, with regional differences; a higher prevalence, 22.6% to 35.8%, is described for rhinitis, and atopic dermatitis is found in 4.1% to 7.6% of children. The prevalence of food allergy is 3%. All children in Spain have the right to be visited in the National Health System. The medical care at the primary level is provided by pediatricians, who have obtained their titles through a 4-yr medical residency training program. The education on pediatric allergy during that period is not compulsory and thus very variable. There are currently 112 certified European pediatric allergists in Spain, who have obtained the accreditation of the European Union of Medical Specialist for proven skills and experience in pediatric allergy. Future specialists in pediatric allergy should obtain their titles through a specific education program to be developed in one of the four accredited training units on pediatric allergy, after obtaining the title on pediatrics. The Spanish Society of Pediatric Allergy and Clinical Immunology (SEICAP) gathers over 350 pediatric allergists and pediatricians working in this field. SEICAP has a growing activity including yearly congresses, continued education courses, elaboration of technical clinical documents and protocols, education of patients, and collaboration with other scientific societies and associations of patients. The official journal of SEICAP is Allergologia et Immunophatologia, published every 2 months since 1972. The web site of SEICAP,, open since 2004, offers information for professionals and extensive information on pediatric allergic and immunologic disorders for the lay public; the web site is receiving 750 daily visits during 2011. The pediatric allergy units are very active in clinical work, procedures as immunotherapy or induction of oral tolerance in food allergy, contribution to scientific literature, and

  13. Pension Systems in Europe. Case of Spain

    Jarosław Poteraj


    Full Text Available The article presents an insight into the old age pension system in Spain. The introduction is followed by such a topic paragraphs as: the general information about the country, the historical development of its pension system, the present situation and challenges, and foreseen changes. There, the authors goal was to present both past and present solutions employed by the Spanishs pension system, in search for ideas worth consideration in international comparisons. In the summary, the author highlights as a particular Spanish approach, on the background of other countries, the fact of existing in the Spanish reality the special old age pension system for domestic servants.

  14. Databases on disability and employment in Spain

    Vanesa Rodríguez Álvarez


    Full Text Available The aim of this paper is to identify the different databases that allow us to obtain information about disability and employment in Spain. In general, each of them uses different variables to measure disability, giving rise to different rates of prevalence. From their different definitions, the strengths and weaknesses of each of them are shown to study the involvement of people with disabilities in the labour market. Furthermore, it is also suggested to use the Working Lives Longitudinal Sample as a source of information, since it allows examining various aspects of the employment of people with disabilities, especially those related to working conditions and career paths.

  15. Household water saving: Evidence from Spain

    Aisa, Rosa; Larramona, Gemma


    This article focuses on household water use in Spain by analyzing the influence of a detailed set of factors. We find that, although the presence of both water-saving equipment and water-conservation habits leads to water savings, the factors that influence each are not the same. In particular, our results show that those individuals most committed to the adoption of water-saving equipment and, at the same time, less committed to water-conservation habits tend to have higher incomes.

  16. Oestrid myiasis in European mouflon from Spain.

    Moreno, V; Pérez, J M; Moreno, P A; Granados, J E; Ruiz-Martinez, I; Soriguer, R C; de Simon, M A


    From February 1992 to March 1997, 245 European mouflon (Ovis orientalis musimon) from Sierras de Cazorla, Segura y Las Villas Natural Park (southern Spain) were surveyed for oestrid larvae in order to estimate prevalence and mean intensity of parasitism by Oestrus ovis. Over 46 percent of the animals surveyed were infected, with a mean intensity of 9.6 larvae/host parasitized. No significant differences in prevalence rates between host sexes were observed, but older mouflons were infected with more larvae than younger ones.

  17. Involuntary outpatient treatment (IOT) in Spain.

    Hernández-Viadel, M; Cañete-Nicolás, C; Bellido-Rodriguez, C; Asensio-Pascual, P; Lera-Calatayud, G; Calabuig-Crespo, R; Leal-Cercós, C


    In recent decades there have been significant legislative changes in Spain. Society develops faster than laws, however, and new challenges have emerged. In 2004, the Spanish Association of Relatives of the Mentally Ill (FEAFES) proposed amending the existing legislation to allow for the implementation of involuntary outpatient treatment (IOT) for patients with severe mental illness. Currently, and after having made several attempts at change, there is no specific legislation governing the application of this measure. Although IOT may be implemented in local programmes, we consider legal regulation to be needed in this matter. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  18. Sixth Meeting of China-Spain Forum


    <正>The sixth meeting of the China- Spain Forum (CSF) was held in the World Trade Center in Barcelona from July 5 to 6, 2011. Uyunqimg, Vice Chairperson of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress and Chairperson of the CSF Chinese Committee, headed the Chinese delegation; Trinidad Jimenez, Spanish Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation; Miguel Sebastian Gascon, Spanish Minister of Industry, Trade and Tourism; and Pedro Solbes, Chairman of the CSF Spanish Committee, were among the 350 participants.

  19. Interregional migration and thresholds: evidence in Spain

    Clemente, Jesús; Larramona, Gemma; Olmos, Lorena


    The aim of this paper is to analyze the effects of labor market conditions in the origin and the destination on interregional migration in Spain, over the period 1988-2010. A basic theoretical framework is developed and the implications of the model suggest that the effect of labor market conditions on migration can vary, depending on a certain threshold. In a second step, the implications of the model are tested with Spanish data, using a new approach based on the presence of thresholds. We...

  20. Alcohol consumption among University students in Spain


    Producción Científica Alcohol consumption in 1984 among 2921 students of nine Faculties in the University of Valladolid (Spain) is reported. Alcoholic drinks were frequently consumed, especially by males and during weekends. Per capita consumption was 9.85 l of absolute alcohol/year for males and 4.971 for females. Beer, wine and gin were the favourite drinks. Alcohol consumption was similar in the different faculties and age groups but was to some extent related to age and place of reside...

  1. Teaching Digital Libraries in Spain: Context and Experiences

    Garcia-Marco, Francisco-Javier


    The situation of digital libraries teaching and learning in Spain up to 2008 is examined. A detailed analysis of the different curricula and subjects is provided both at undergraduate and postgraduate level. Digital libraries have been mostly a postgraduate topic in Spain, but they should become mainstream, with special subjects devoted to them,…

  2. The Queen's Two Bodies: Sor Juana and New Spain's Vicereines

    Thomas, George Anthony


    The work of Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz contains many examples of positive representations of the Queens of Spain and the Vicereines of New Spain. These poetic portraits serve to counter the primarily misogynistic portrayals of ruling women of the seventeenth century. Most importantly, Sor Juana increased the visibility of the vicereine in colonial…

  3. China-Spain Investment & Trade Seminar Held in Barcelona


    @@ On April 24,the China-Spain Investment & Trade Seminar was jointly held in Barcelona,Spain.As the first event of the Chinese Products Promotion Week (Europe),the seminar aims to help the Chinese export enterprises and local governments learn about relevant laws and regulations and product quality standards of the EU.

  4. Teaching Digital Libraries in Spain: Context and Experiences

    Garcia-Marco, Francisco-Javier


    The situation of digital libraries teaching and learning in Spain up to 2008 is examined. A detailed analysis of the different curricula and subjects is provided both at undergraduate and postgraduate level. Digital libraries have been mostly a postgraduate topic in Spain, but they should become mainstream, with special subjects devoted to them,…

  5. Muridae (Rodentia) from the lower Turolian of Crevillente (Alicante, Spain)

    Martín Suárez, E.; Freudenthal, M.


    The fauna of Muridae (Rodentia) from the Lower Turolian of Crevillente (Alicante, SE Spain) contains species attributed to the genera Huerzelerimys, Parapodemus, and Occitanomys. The material described allows a detailed biostratigraphy of Upper Miocene deposits of SE Spain. En este trabajo se estudi

  6. Sex Education in Spain: Teachers' Views of Obstacles

    Martinez, Jose L.; Carcedo, Rodrigo J.; Fuertes, Antonio; Vicario-Molina, Isabel; Fernandez-Fuertes, Andres A.; Orgaz, Begona


    This paper offers an overview of the current state, difficulties, limitations and future possibilities for sex education in Spain. On the basis of a study involving 3760 teachers from all provinces in Spain, a detailed analysis of the obstacles at legislative, school and teacher levels was developed. Significant weaknesses were found at each of…

  7. The state of psychiatry in Spain.

    Bobes, Julio; Garcia-Portilla, Maria Paz; Bobes-Bascaran, Maria-Teresa; Parellada, Mara; Bascaran, Maria-Teresa; Saiz, Pilar Alejandra; Bousoño, Manuel; Arango, Celso


    The 1986 General Health Act and the so-called 'psychiatric reform' were key issues in the development of the mental healthcare system (MHCS) in Spain. The World Health Organization Declaration and Action Plan on Mental Health in 2005 gave it a revitalizing impetus and resulted in the first National Health System (NHS) Mental Health Strategy in 2006. A literature search was performed using MEDLINE, Spanish journals, reference lists, national databases, and European and Spanish official documents to describe the current state of the MHCS in Spain. The main results were: (1) existence of great variability among the autonomous communities with respect to mental health resources and provision of care; (2) lack of national epidemiological information on mental disorders with the exception of substance use disorders and suicide, which comprise powerful longitudinal national data, (3) training in psychiatry is well established, although there is no specialism of child and adolescent psychiatry, and (4) a dramatic increase in scientific productivity in the last decade among research groups, in part due to the creation of the Spanish Mental Health Network, the Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red en el Área de Salud Mental (CIBERSAM). Quantifiable and reliable indicators are needed to provide efficient monitoring and analysis of epidemiological events and subsequently to understand the status of the Spanish MHCS.

  8. History of Pedagogy of death in Spain



    Full Text Available Pedagogy of death is defined as a field of research, training and educational innovation emerging. It is based on their possible educational inclusion and its importance to formation. In just over ten years, the work of a small group of authors has pointed Spain as one of the few countries where development of the field has been intense, consistent and with a growing demand. The works invite to envision a more open Pedagogy, deeper and guided by a teleology that takes into account the essential characteristics of human beings and their own evolution. In this article, a theoretical review of work made by leading Spanish authors is done, discussing some of their contributions and implications. The article is divided into three parts: introduction, studies and proposals for Pedagogy of death in Spain, and conclusions. The proposals are discussed in terms of whether they are focused on the educational value of death for evolution as a perennial field in human beings, normalization of death in education, palliative intervention or analysis of learning experiences and teacher training. The conclusions reflect on some challenges that can contribute to future developments in Pedagogy of death. Among them, the international exchange of experiences and development of joint scientific research that support the curricular inclusion of death as a formative element.

  9. [Present status of psychosurgery in Spain].

    Barcia, J A; Bertolín-Guillén, J M; Barcia-González, J; Campos, J; Hernández, M E


    In order to know the present activity of psychosurgery in Spain, and the opinion of neurosurgeons relative to it, a survey was designed and applied to all active neurosurgeons in our country. We obtained data from at least one neurosurgeon from the 74 neurosurgical centers in Spain (response rate= 100%). Only 6 neurosurgeons performed psychosurgical interventions. In total, 121 psychosurgeries were performed between 1999 and 2003, 75.7% of them in private centers. The most frequent indication is obsessive-compulsive disorder and the most frequent technique is anterior capsulotomy, although techniques and indications differ among the practising neurosurgeons. Those not performing them cite lack of patient referral (54.4%) or unexperience (36.8%) as the causes. A suspected lack of efficacy or the possible adverse effects are seldom expressed. The possibility of using deep brain stimulation for psychiatric indications, as well as the experience of some neurosurgeons and the favorable opinion of the rest, might increase the number of operations in our country.


    José Luis González


    Full Text Available As part of legal psychology, as it is understood in Spain, we can distinguish between the applications of psychology in the different steps of the judicial process: in police stations during criminal investigations, in court when the perpetrators have already been identified and arrested, and in prisons where they are eventually sent after being convicted. This paper argues that when psychology assists the criminal investigation in the first step of the judicial process - the police activities-, we are talking about criminal psychology, at two levels: the operational level (mostly pertaining to criminal psychology and the strategic level (shared with other areas of expertise. After describing its peculiarities and specific areas, in analogy with the support provided by other forensic sciences, we explain that in Spain this specialty is carried out professionally from within our own police forces, with a profile that is very different from the more traditional police psychology, and in close collaboration with the academic environment with regard to the scientific development of techniques and procedures.

  11. [Quitting the tobacco habit in Spain].

    García, A; Hernández, I; Alvarez-Dardet, C


    The tendencies in the cessation from smoking and their determinants provide useful information to developed preventive policies and to predict the evolution of diseases associated with cigarette consumption. Spain is one of the European countries with more prevalent smoking habits in the general population, and thus the study of factors determining cessation from smoking is particularly relevant. The socioeconomic, demographic and health-related variables associated with the cessation from smoking were evaluated using the data bank from the National Health Survey carried out by the Ministerio de Sanidad y Consumo in 1987, which includes interviews to 29,647 individuals above 16 years of age. The data were analyzed by the calculation of the quit ratio standardized for age. The quit ratio is influenced by age and sex; it is higher among women and it increases with age. The results are questionable regarding the relation with educational level, family income and occupation. The smokers of less than 10 or more than 25 cigarettes/day are those with a higher quit ratio. The quit ratio is also higher in individuals with health problems, a higher rate of use of health services and in those without usual alcohol consumption. The profile of the individuals who quit smoking in Spain has specific features when compared with other countries, particularly regarding the higher quit rate among women and the lack of a linear correlation with indicators of socioeconomic level.

  12. Relative cost-effectiveness of using an extensively hydrolyzed casein formula containing the probiotic Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG in managing infants with cow’s milk allergy in Spain

    Guest JF


    Full Text Available Julian F Guest,1,2 Diana Weidlich,1 J Ignacio Mascuñan Díaz,3 Juan J Díaz,4 Pedro Manuel Ojeda,5 J Pablo Ferrer-González,6 David Gil,7 Isabel Onrubia Vaquero,8 Pedro Rincón Victor9 1Catalyst Health Economics Consultants, Northwood, Middlesex, 2Faculty of Life Sciences and Medicine, King’s College, London, UK; 3Centro de Salud de Paterna, Valencia, Spain; 4Hospital Universitario Central de Asturias, Oviedo, 5Clínica de Asma y Alergia Doctores Ojeda, 6Hospital General de Requena, Valencia, 7Hospital Universitario Virgen de la Arrixaca, Murcia, 8Centro de Salud Valle de la Oliva, Majadahonda, 9Centro de Salud la Chopera, Alcobendas, Spain Objective: To estimate the cost-effectiveness of using an extensively hydrolyzed casein formula containing the probiotic Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG (eHCF + LGG; Nutramigen LGG as a first-line management for cow’s milk allergy compared with eHCF alone, and amino acid formulae in Spain, from the perspective of the Spanish National Health Service (SNS.Methods: Decision modeling was used to estimate the probability of immunoglobulin E (IgE-mediated and non–IgE-mediated allergic infants developing tolerance to cow’s milk by 18 months. The models also estimated the SNS cost (at 2012/2013 prices of managing infants over 18 months after starting a formula as well as the relative cost-effectiveness of each of the formulae.Results: The probability of developing tolerance to cow’s milk by 18 months was higher among infants with either IgE-mediated or non–IgE-mediated allergy who were fed eHCF + LGG compared with those fed one of the other formulae. The total health care cost of initially feeding infants with eHCF + LGG was less than that of feeding infants with one of the other formulae. Hence, eHCF + LGG affords the greatest value for money to the SNS for managing both IgE-mediated and non–IgE-mediated cow’s milk allergy.Conclusion: Using eHCF + LGG instead of eHCF alone or amino acid formulae for

  13. ¿La Apoteosis de Heracles o una escena de Apobates? A propósito de una cratera de campana procedente de La Loma del Escorial de Los Nietos (Cartagena, Murcia

    Rodríguez Pérez, Diana


    Full Text Available The aim of this article is to assess the traditional iconographic identification of the obverse of a 4th century Greek bell crater from the Iberian site of La Loma del Escorial de Los Nietos (Cartagena, Murcia. The scene has been identified as an apotheosis of Heracles. Nevertheless, a detailed analysis of its iconography and of a feature neglected in the previous study of the vase by its excavators —the remains of a shield— make it possible to argue in favor of an apobates race instead —the only scene of this type attested in the Iberian Peninsula. I present here an analysis of both iconographic motifs —the apotheosis of Heracles and the apobates race— that will reveal interesting findings on the ways in which images and iconographic types acquire meaning. It also sheds light on the kind of images favored by the receptors of these vases in the Peninsula — the Iberians. An up-to-date catalogue of Attic vases depicting each theme is included.En el presente artículo se revisa la identificación iconográ- fica de la cara A de una cratera griega fragmentaria del siglo IV a.C. procedente del yacimiento ibérico de La Loma del Escorial de Los Nietos (Cartagena, Murcia. La escena se ha identificado tradicionalmente como la apoteosis de Heracles, no obstante, tras un análisis detallado de la misma, en particular del resto de un escudo previamente inadvertido que porta el personaje principal, creemos que la iconografía se corresponde con la del apobates victorioso, un unicum en la Península Ibérica. Presentamos un análisis de ambos motivos iconográficos que revelará interesantes conclusiones sobre el funcionamiento de los tipos iconográficos y mecanismos de creación de significado en la pintura de vasos de la época, así como sobre el tipo de imágenes estimadas por los receptores de esas piezas en la Península Ibérica, los íberos. Se incluye también un catálogo actualizado de los vasos áticos que portan ambos temas.

  14. ¿Existe el síndrome de burnout en los profesionales de la salud de las unidades de hemodiálisis de la región de Murcia?

    Isabel Fernández Guzmán

    Full Text Available El contacto directo y continuo con pacientes renales en tratamiento sustitutivo con hemodiálisis así como con situaciones dónde el dolor, sufrimiento y desesperanza están presentes puede convertirse en una fuente de estrés y conducir al desarrollo de lo que se ha denominado "síndrome de estar quemado" o Burnout. El objetivo principal de este estudio fue medir el nivel de Burnout, la ansiedad y depresión en los profesionales de todas las unidades de diálisis de la Región de Murcia, así como su relación con la edad, tipo de unidad en la que se trabaja (pública o privada concertada y tiempo en la profesión. Resulta necesaria la prevención y detección de este síndrome por las consecuencias que puede llegar a tener en el profesional. El estudio realizado es de tipo descriptivo, transversal y multicéntrico. Los instrumentos utilizados fueron el Cuestionario para la Evaluación del Síndrome de Quemarse por el Trabajo de Gil-Monte, el Inventario de Ansiedad Rasgo-Estado de Spielberger y el Inventario de Depresión de Beck. El análisis de los resultados obtenidos pone de manifiesto que el nivel global de burnout entre los profesionales de la nefrología de la Región de Murcia se sitúa en un nivel medio-bajo (Mdn=1.13, encontrándose diferencias marginalmente significativas (p=.082 entre aquellos que trabajan en unidades públicas y los que desarrollan su profesión en clínicas concertadas, que presentaron un promedio ligeramente superior. Asimismo se constatan diferencias significativas (p<.0001 entre los distintos centros de diálisis de la Región.

  15. On multivariate dispersion orderings based on the standard construction

    Belzunce, Félix; Ruiz, José M.; Suárez-Llorens, Alfonso


    On multivariate dispersion orderings based on the standard construction correspondance: Corresponding author. Tel.: +34 956015481; fax: +34 956015378. (Suarez-Llorens, Alfonso) (Suarez-Llorens, Alfonso) Dept. Estadistica e I. O.--> , Univ.--> , Murcia Spain--> - (Belzunce, Felix) Dept. Estadistica e I. O.--> , Univ.--> , Murcia Spain--> - (Ruiz, Jose M.) Dep...

  16. Dynamic carbon content as an indicator of desertification processes in soils developed from volcanic parental material in the Region of Murcia; Contenido en carbono organico como indicador del proceso de desertificacion en suelos desarrollados en material parental volcanico en la Region de Murcia

    Martinez-Martinez, S.; Faz Cano, A.; Acosta Aviles, J. A.


    Soil Organic Carbon (SOC is an essential components of the global carbon cycle, especially in soils developed from volcanic rocks, due to these soils does not have inorganic carbon. In arid and semiarid areas mineralization of organic carbon is very intense due to climatic conditions, causing soils depletion and therefore desertification. The objective of this study is to determine the content of OC, as a first step in the assessment of desertification. The objective of this study is to determine the content of OC, as a first step in the assessment of desertification processes affecting this area of the southeast of Spain. (Author) 7 refs.

  17. [Books published in Spain on smoking].

    Guardiola, E; Sánchez-Carbonell, J


    Tobacco dependence, considered for a long time as a habit and, more recently, as an addiction, has many bad effects in health. The objective of this study was to analyse books published in this field in Spain. Books indexed in the ISBN Spanish database in CD-ROM (updated to 1993) dealing with addiction to tobacco, that included one of the following words: tabac*, tabak*, tabaq*, fuma*, fumad*, nicotine*, alquitran*, antitabac*, antitabaq*, cigarro*, cigarri*, exfumad*, pipa*, puro*, picadura* or filtro, were included in the study. Authors, ISBN classification, year of publication, language (of publication and original) and publishers were descriptively analysed. One hundred and four books were analysed. The highest number was published during the period 1990-1993 (42%); being 1993 (n = 15) and 1991 (n = 14) the most productive years. A big increase was observed from 1985. A great number (76% of books, n = 79) was written by personal authors and the 14% (n = 14) by public organizations. Most of the books (n = 88; 85%); were published in Spanish, followed by Catalan (n = 13; 13%); 21 books (20%) were translations: most of them from English (n = 12; 60%) or from French (n = 3; 14%). Forty six per cent of books was published by trade publishers and 31% by public organizations. According to the ISBN classification, these books were grouped in 20 different topics; but, most of them (70%) were included in three of these topics: hygiene (n = 42, 40%), pharmacology-toxicology-drugs (n = 18, 17%) and pathology-diseases and medical/therapeutical clinical practice (n = 14; 13%). The number of books published in Spain dealing with tobacco dependence has increased very much from 1985; it suggests that interest in this area in SPain has also increased. Most of the books are published in Spanish, and the most frequently translated language is English. These books are basically published by trade publishers and public organizations. These results have to be considered taking into

  18. Spain's on fire!: Economic Crisis, Public opinion and Public policies towards immigration in Spain

    Charry, Paula Vargas


    The Spanish economy has been dramatically hit by the financial crisis which led the country into one of the biggest economic recessions in its history. To what extent has this event influenced the public opinion and perception towards immigration in Spain? In addition, what are the main shifts implemented in the public policies on immigration by the Spanish government?In this study, I intend to analyze the evolution of the public opinion towards immigration from 2000 to 2010 and the effects o...

  19. CAS Introduction to Accelerator Physics in Spain

    CERN Bulletin


    The CERN Accelerator School (CAS) and the University of Granada jointly organised a course called "Introduction to Accelerator Physics" in Granada, Spain, from 28 October to 9 November, 2012.   The course attracted over 200 applicants, of whom 139 were selected to attend. The students were of 25 different nationalities, coming from countries as far away as Australia, China, Guatemala and India. The intensive programme comprised 38 lectures, 3 seminars, 4 tutorials where the students were split into three groups, a poster session and 7 hours of guided and private study. Feedback from the students was very positive, praising the expertise of the lecturers, as well as the high standard and quality of their lectures. CERN's Director-General, Rolf Heuer, gave a public lecture at the Parque de las Ciencias entitled "The Large Hadron Collider: Unveiling the Universe". In addition to the academic programme, the students had the opportunity to visit the well...

  20. The problems of asbestosis in Spain.

    Segarra, F


    About 50 cases of asbestosis have been descirbed in Spain from 1948 through 1974. Since 1975 the Instituto Territorial de Barcelona, Servicio Social de Higiene y Seguridad del Trabajo, has initiated a survey of all the industries with an asbestosis risk in the Barcelona area. Nearly 300 cases of asbestosis have been detected to date. Given the poor hygienic conditions of most of the industries, with an asbestosis risk, and the considerably large number of exposed people, it can easily be predicted that a rapid increase of the incidence of the disease in the years to come will occur. Most of the observed cases in Barcelona were from two fibrocement industries. Of a total of 1003 workers examined, 247 (about 25%) had asbestosis.

  1. Food-related life style in Spain

    Bredahl, Lone; Brunsø, Karen; Grunert, Klaus G.


    a lot of energy into shopping and cooking, both of which are highly planned. These food consumers go after high quality natural product keep a watchful eye on prices. 9. The enthusiastic food consumers, followed by the rational food consumers, care most about ecology, animal welfare and genetic......Executive summary 1. This report contains the main results of a survey of food-related lifestyle in Spain, based on a representative sample of 1000 Spanish households. 2. Generally speaking, Spanish food consumers are very interested in shopping for food and cooking. Compared with other European...... food consumers, however, they are also very conservative, both in their choice and use of food. 3. Spanish food consumers can be divided into five segments, which differ both in the way they use food and in the importance it has for their attainment of central life values. The segments can only...

  2. Saint Benedict of Palermo in Spain

    Bernard VINCENT


    Full Text Available Among the devotions to the black Saints, the one of which Benedict of Palermo was the object in Spain in the 17th and 18th centuries was the most remarkable. Born near Palermo to African slaves, this lay brother of a Sicilian franciscan convent, died in the odor of sanctity in 1589. His immediate popularity, encouraged both by the Church and by the Hispanic monarchy, was considerable within the communities of slaves and free blacks. Benedict was beatified in 1743, event which was followed by numerous celebrations and his eventual canonization in 1807. The fervour which surrounded him fade gradually because of the competition represented by the devotion to other black saints and by the very visible decline of slavery. However, thanks to the efforts of the franciscan order, the worship of Saint Benoît of Palermo continued until our days, particularly in Galicia.

  3. Biogerontology in Spain: the most significant studies.

    Borrás, Consuelo; Gil, Pedro; Viña, Jose


    Here we give an overview of the past and ongoing research in the biology of ageing in Spain. Some of the main topics being investigated are those related to oxidative stress and aging. One of the main findings is the implication of mitochondria in the age-associated oxidative stress. Nutritional modulation of aging is another topic which has been dealt with, and one of the main findings is that methionine restriction has a role in longevity extension. Regarding to hormones and aging, is important to highlight the role of estrogens in protecting females against oxidative stress, and the health-associated effects of melatonin. Finally, molecular biologists have found new age-associated genes by showing changes in longevity of genetically manipulated mice.

  4. Spain: from the decree to the proposal.

    Gracia, Diego


    This is one in a series of four country reports published together in the Hastings Center Report. Gracia, a bioethicist, compares health care policy before and after Franco's dictatorship. Under Franco, compulsory health insurance was enacted, and modern hospitals were built at the expense of primary services. Patient care was governed by the principle of beneficence "in its extreme and paternalistic sense." Medicine in the democratic post-Franco period has reflected changes in Spanish society as political freedom has led to an increased moral pluralism and the formation of public policy through debate and compromise. Gracia identifies three bioethical issues where changes in attitudes and policies have been the greatest: resource allocation, abortion, and organ transplantation. He concludes his report by briefly describing the role bioethics plays in public policy formation in Spain today.

  5. Lightning-caused fires in Central Spain

    Nieto Solana, Hector; Aguado, Inmaculada; García, Mariano;


    Lightning-caused fire occurrence has been modelled for two different Spanish regions, Madrid andAragon, based on meteorological, terrain, and vegetation variables. The model was built on two very contrasting regions, one presenting low number of lightning-caused fires whereas the other presented...... a high occurrence. The research was conducted between May and September, which happens to be the most lightning-fire prone period in Spain, for a three year interval starting in 2002 up to 2004. A time-invariant model for lightning-caused fire occurrence was developed for each region at a spatial...... resolution of 3 km ×3 km. The probabilistic models were based on the logistic regression, aiming to explain the probability of having at least a lightning-fire during the three year period. Results showed that the number of thunderstorms during the three-year period was the most significantvariable...

  6. The social rights of immigrants in Spain

    Marco Aparicio-Wilhelmi


    Full Text Available That Spain insufficiently protects the social rights of immigrants to its territory is clearly set out in this review of Spanish legal sources (the Spanish Constitution, international law, European community law, and internal immigration law. Judicial incapacity manifests itself in the face of the consolidation of a social model of development that has configured the foreign worker essentially as a piece of the productive machinery in the frame of a highly “competitive economy”. The legal systems of receiving countries, in general, clearly choose a “labouralization” approach to migratory politics: only in exceptional cases are non-employed foreigners admitted to residence. In these countries the migratory option is subordinated to the needs of the labour market.

  7. North Spain (Burgos wild mammals ectoparasites

    Domínguez G.


    Full Text Available Twenty-seven species of arthropods were collected from 105 wild mammals, six wolves Canis lupus (Linnaeus, 1758 included. A total of 87 animals (82,8 % harboured some ectoparasites. Ticks were found in 60 % of the samples, fleas in 51.4 %, chewing-lice in 3.8 %, and others (Mesostigmata and hippoboscids in 3.8 %. Moreover, 42.5 % were single infestation and 57.5 % mixed. Some of the species were new records for a host in spanish country such as Trichodectes canis (De Géer, 1778, Ixodes trianguliceps (Birula, 1895, Ceralophyllus (Monopsyllus S. sciurorum (Schrank, 1803 and Paraceras melis melis (Walker, 1856 on several mammals. Two species were new records for Spain: Chaetopsylla matina (Jordan, 1925 and Archaeopsylla erinacei erinacei (Bouché, 1835.

  8. Links between the Philippines and Spain: migration and bilateral relations

    Rogelia Pe-Pua


    Full Text Available This paper analyses the implications which Spanish policy regarding foreign workers has on the living and working conditions of the Filipino community in Spain. The author pays special attention to bilateral relations between the Philippines and Spain in issues suchas Spanish investment in the Philippines, the trade balance between the two countries and labour relations. In conclusion the article considers the necessity of reaching a bilateral labour agreement which would be beneficial to both countries and which at the same time would improve the working conditions and the integration of Philippine nationals living in Spain.

  9. [Epidemiology of cerebrovascular disease in Spain].

    Brea, Angel; Laclaustra, Martín; Martorell, Esperanza; Pedragosa, Angels


    In Spain, cerebrovascular disease (CVD) is a very common cause of morbidity and hospitalization. They are the second leading cause of mortality in the general population, and the first in women. They also constitute a very high social spending, which is estimated to increase in coming years, due to the aging of our population. Data from the Hospital Morbidity Survey of the National Statistics Institute recorded, in 2011, 116,017 strokes and 14,933 transient ischemic attacks, corresponding, respectively, to an incidence of 252 and 32 events per 100,000 people. In 2002, the cost of hospitalization for each stroke was estimated at €3,047. The amount of total cost health care throughout the life of a stroke patient is calculated at €43,129. Internationally, the direct costs of stroke constitute 3% of national health spending, this being similar amount in different countries around us. Hypertension was the cardiovascular risk factor (CVRF) more prevalent in both ischemic and hemorrhagic strokes, followed by dyslipidemia and diabetes mellitus. Peripheral arterial disease and hypertension were more frequently associated with atherothrombotic events, atrial fibrillation with cardioembolic strokes, and obesity and high blood pressure to lacunar infarcts. In Spain, as showing several studies, we are far from optimal control of CVRF, especially in secondary prevention of stroke. According to the ICTUSCARE study, achieving recommended values was 17.6% in the case of hypertension, 29.8% in LDL-cholesterol, 74.9% of smoking, and 50.2% in diabetes mellitus. In this review, we analyze in detail the epidemiology, prevention and costs originated by CVD. Copyright © 2013 Elsevier España, S.L. y SEA. All rights reserved.

  10. [Intensive care services resources in Spain].

    Martín, M C; León, C; Cuñat, J; del Nogal, F


    To identify the resources related to the care of critically ill patients in Spain, which are available in the units dependent of the Services of Intensive Care Medicine (ICM) or other services/specialties, analyzing their distribution according to characteristics of the hospitals and by autonomous communities. Prospective observational study. Spanish hospitals. Heads of the Services of ICM. Number of units and beds for critically ill patients and functional dependence. The total number of registries obtained with at least one Service of ICM was 237, with a total of 100,198 hospital beds. Level iii (43.5%) and level ii (35%) hospitals predominated. A total of 73% were public hospitals and 55.3% were non-university centers. The total number of beds for adult critically ill patients, was 4,738 (10.3/100,000 inhabitants). The services of ICM registered had available 258 intensive are units (ICUs), with 3,363 beds, mainly polyvalent ICUs (81%) and 43 intermediate care units. The number of patients attended in the Services of ICM in 2008 was 174,904, with a percentage of occupation of 79.5% A total of 228 units attending critically ill patients, which are dependent of other services with 2,233 beds, 772 for pediatric patients or neonates, were registered. When these last specialized units are excluded, there was a marked predominance of postsurgical units followed by coronary and cardiac units. Seventy one per cent of beds available in the Critical Care Units in Spain are characterized by attending severe adult patients, are dependent of the services of ICM, and most of them are polyvalent. Copyright © 2013 Elsevier España, S.L. and SEMICYUC. All rights reserved.

  11. Percepción de la Planificación y Gestión de los Espacios Turísticos Litorales de la Región de Murcia

    Mercedes Millán Escriche


    Full Text Available Resulta frecuente escuchar y leer cómo se pone en tela de juicio la deficiente o nula planificación de numerosos destinos turísticos y la desorganización de la gestión de los mismos. El resultado es una imagen negativa del lugar que, en el caso de España, afecta de forma particular a los espacios turísticos litorales surgidos al amparo del llamado ¿turismo de masas¿. El objetivo de este trabajo es observar cómo se percibe la planificación y gestión delos destinos turísticos del litoral de la Región de Murcia por parte de distintas fuentes de información y por la demanda turística de la propia Comunidad Autónoma. Como métodos de análisis se recurre a las aportaciones de la Geografía de la Percepción y a la técnica de la encuesta; finamente, como resultado cabe señalar las notables diferencias entre la realidad objetiva de estos ámbitos turísticos, mostrada en medios de difusión, y la percepción de quienes se sienten vinculados a ellos por razón de proximidad geográfica o de afectividad hacia el espacio vivido

  12. Valoración desde la perspectiva de los orientadores de Educación Secundaria de la Región de Murcia del portal de Atención a la Diversidad ORIENTAMUR.

    Cristel Caja Núñez


    Full Text Available En el presente trabajo se pretende dar a conocer las opiniones que albergan los orientadores de Educación Secundaria sobre la adecuación y utilidad de los recursos ofertados por la Consejería de Educación y Universidades de la Comunidad Autónoma de la Región de Murcia, en materia de atención a la diversidad, a los centros educativos de Educación Secundaria de esta región, desde el portal de Atención a la Diversidad: ORIENTAMUR. Es un estudio principalmente de carácter descriptivo realizado a través de una encuesta a orientadores de secundaria que han querido colaborar en este proyecto. Los resultados nos muestran que existe una satisfacción general en torno a este portal, especialmente en cuanto a su disposición web, manejo y funcionamiento. Sin embargo, algunos aspectos relacionados con los recursos disponibl es podrían perfeccionarse haciendo que esta página web sea y continúe siendo un referente para todos los orientadores de esta región.

  13. Referencias culturales en el ámbito de la flora: estrategias traslativas en folletos turísticos de la Región de Murcia (España

    Jorge Soto Almela


    Full Text Available Es bien sabido que la traducción de las referencias culturales presentes en un texto origen (TO constituye uno de los mayores retos a los que ha de enfrentarse el traductor de textos turísticos. De hecho, el texto turístico se convierte en un verdadero punto de encuentro en el que convergen culturemas procedentes de muy diversos ámbitos como la gastronomía, el patrimonio cultural e incluso el medio natural. Es este último ámbito el que ocupa el objeto de nuestro estudio, centrado en la traducción al inglés de los culturemas pertenecientes a la flora de la Región de Murcia y que encontramos en folletos turísticos distribuidos en dicha Región. A través de este estudio comparativo pretendemos extraer el conjunto de estrategias traslativas más empleadas en la traducción de tales términos con el objetivo de situar la traducción turística en el lugar que le corresponde en tanto que traducción especializada.

  14. Autopercepción de competencia motriz y su relación con la práctica físico-deportiva en escolares de la Región de Murcia (España

    Eliseo Garcia Cantó


    Full Text Available El objetivo de esta investigación fue analizar la relación que posee la autopercepción de la competencia motriz con el nivel de actividad físico-deportiva habitual de los escolares de la Región de Murcia. Para ello fue utilizada la escala denominada IAFHE (Inventario de Actividad Física Habitual en Escolares que se aplicó a una muestra definitiva de 1.120 escolares de edades comprendidas entre los 10 y los 12 años. La autopercepción de competencia motriz ha demostrado ser una variable que se relaciona positivamente con los niveles globales de actividad física habitual. No obstante, esta asociación se aprecia con mayor intensidad en la subescala que define la actividad durante el tiempo de ocio. Esta circunstancia es debida, probablemente, a que los sujetos que poseen mayores niveles de coordinación motriz y se sienten competentes en la práctica deportiva se incorporan con mayor decisión a reproducir sus modelos de práctica físicodeportiva de forma repetida. Estos resultados apuntan la necesidad de orientar la promoción de la práctica físico-deportiva hacia modelos de desarrollo de la competencia motriz, que posibilite la participación autónoma de los sujetos en actividades deportivas fuera del entorno escolar.

  15. Una visión de los Mercados de Frutas y Hortalizas en la Unión Europea: el caso de las empresas de la Región de Murcia (España

    Encarnación Gil Meseguer


    Full Text Available El sector de comercialización hortofrutícola, entendido desde la decisión de producir una determinada fruta y hortaliza hasta que llega a la mesa del consumidor, tiene una gran importancia a nivel espacial, social y económico en la Región de Murcia (España. Aquí más de 90.000 hectáreas regadas se dedican a esta producción, junto a otras 15.000 hectáreas de regadíos de otras regiones. Emplea 85.000 trabajadores en tareas de campo y almacén, a los que hay que unir 15.000 en industrias y servicios demandados por esta actividad y, donde más de la mitad son trabajadores inmigrantes extranjeros. Esta investigación pretende acercarse a través de un estudio de casos (una muestra representativa del sector de un 10 a un 36 por ciento según se considere el número de operadores, volumen manipulado, empleo que generan, superficie regable gestionada, etc., al conocimiento de éste con objeto de valorar el grado de apoyo que dan a lo procesos de innovación y, cómo pretenden asegurar la continuidad de la empresa y su futuro en el sector hortofrutícola de la Unión Europea.

  16. Desigualdades socioeconómicas y planes de salud en las comunidades autónomas del Estado español Socieconomic inequalities and health plans in the Autonomous Communities of Spain

    Carme Borrell


    Full Text Available Objetivo: Analizar la sensibilidad a las desigualdades de nivel socioeconómico (NSE en los planes de salud en vigor de las comunidades autónomas (CCAA del Estado español. Métodos: Revisión sistemática de 14 planes de salud. Los contenidos introductorios se denominaron «contenidos simbólicos» y las propuestas de acción «contenidos operativos». En los contenidos simbólicos se valora la presencia de desagregación por NSE del análisis de la situación de salud, de principios y valores para reducir las desigualdades y de objetivos generales enunciados con este fin (índice de sensibilidad simbólica, rango 0-3. En los contenidos operativos se evalúa la consideración del NSE en el análisis de situación y en las intervenciones propuestas. Resultados: El País Vasco y Extremadura obtuvieron el máximo índice de sensibilidad simbólica (ISS = 3. Otras 6 CCAA (Canarias, Cataluña, Castilla y León, Galicia, Murcia y Navarra presentan ISS = 0. En cuanto a los contenidos operativos destacan el País Vasco, Galicia y Canarias por ser las CCAA que más tienen en cuenta las desigualdades de NSE. El alcohol, las drogas y la salud reproductiva son las áreas relacionadas con la salud en las que con mayor frecuencia se analiza la situación teniendo en cuenta el NSE. Conclusiones: Se pone de manifiesto la escasa atención que se presta al NSE en los planes de salud, con excepción del País Vasco. Es necesario que el Gobierno del Estado español y los de las comunidades autónomas sitúen las desigualdades en salud por NSE más claramente en la agenda política, lo que se traduciría también en su presencia en los planes de salud.Objective: To systematically examine sensitivity to socioeconomic (SE inequalities in the policies formulated in the health plans of the Autonomous Communities of Spain. Methods: We performed a systematic review of 14 health plans. The introductory content of the health plans was called the «symbolic content» and

  17. Effects of the earthquake of 11 May 2011 upon the historic family vaults in the San Clemente cemetery, the church of Santa Maria, the church of San Pedro and the Golden Fountain at Lorca in Murcia (SE Spain); Afecciones ocasionadas por el terremoto en el conjunto de panteones historicos del cementerio de San Clemente, iglesia de Santa Maria, iglesia de San Pedro y la Fuente del Oro de Lorca, Murcia

    Gonzalez Ballesteros, J. A.; Gallardo Carrillo, J.; Lopez Aguilera, V.


    This study forms a contribution to the record of deformations caused by the earthquake that occurred on 11 May 2011 in and around the city of Lorca, affecting a wide variety of its historic buildings. Our work has focused on the San Clemente cemetery, the churches of the Barrios Altos (the higher districts) and on the Fuente del Oro (the Golden Fountain). Our aim was to quantify the deformations and the numerous other effects using archaeological and architectural methods and retrieve as much of this information as possible before the works of structural consolidation and cleaning of the debris could begin. At the same time we tried to analyse the impact of the seismic shocks upon other historic buildings in the city. (Author) 9 refs.

  18. Trifurcula pallidella (Duponchel), new for Spain (Lepidoptera: Nepticulidae)

    Nieukerken, van E.J.


    Trifurcula (Trifurcula) pallidella (Duponchel, 1843) is recorded for the first time from Spain, Andalusia. Previous records were misidentifications. Male genitalia are illustrated and a revised distribution map is provided. A few records of Trifurcula (Levarchama) species from the Annotated catalogu

  19. [Beginnings of bariatric and metabolic surgery in Spain].

    Baltasar, Aniceto; Domínguez-Adame, Eduardo


    When bariatric and metabolic surgery initially began in Spain, it was a subject of debate, due to not knowing exactly who were the first surgeons to perform it. A study has revealed the authors of the first interventions.

  20. Pennsylvanian bryozoans from the Cantabrian Mountains (northwestern Spain)

    Ernst, A.; Winkler Prins, C.F.


    Bryozoans from six Pennsylvanian localities in the Cantabrian Mountains (northwestern Spain) are described. The faunas include 54 species, of which two are new, Streblotrypa (Streblotrypa) peculiaris sp. nov. and Bashkirella minor sp. nov. Bryozoans are represented mainly by fenestrates (27

  1. The Other Women: Students of Literature in Spain.

    Puigvert, Lidia


    Provides an account of engaging women in Spain who come from uneducated backgrounds in literacy circles through which Freirean radicalization approaches are being effectively pursued. (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse for ESL Literacy Education) (Author/VWL)

  2. Madrid Symposium Promotes China-Spain Local Government Cooperation


    <正>With the concerted efforts of the CPAFFC and the Spanish Federation of Municipalities and Provinces (SFMP), the China-Spain Local Government Cooperation Symposium was held in Madrid on March 24, 2010.

  3. The Other Women: Students of Literature in Spain.

    Puigvert, Lidia


    Provides an account of engaging women in Spain who come from uneducated backgrounds in literacy circles through which Freirean radicalization approaches are being effectively pursued. (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse for ESL Literacy Education) (Author/VWL)

  4. Alcohol advertising in written mass media in Spain

    Montes-Santiago, J; Alvarez Muñiz, M L; Baz Lomba, A


    Alcohol advertising is a powerful factor of incitation to consumption. We analyzed the alcohol advertising, especially that youth-focused, in written mass media in Spain during the period 2002-2006...

  5. Raptor ecotoxicology in Spain: a review on persistent environmental contaminants.

    García-Fernández, Antonio J; Calvo, José F; Martínez-López, Emma; María-Mojica, Pedro; Martínez, José E


    Initial studies on the pressure from environmental contaminants on raptor populations in Spain date back to the 1980s, and they have been carried out from a range of viewpoints using a range of sentinel raptor species. However, there is no national monitoring scheme, and therefore the research carried out has been sporadic both spatially and temporally. The exposure to metals has not varied over time, except in the case of lead, whose concentration in eggs and tissues has diminished. In general, the concentrations of metals detected in raptor samples from Spain are generally low and not sufficient to produce toxic effects. Excepting DDT and DDE, most organochlorine-based pesticides in raptors from Spain have diminished over the last 2 decades. The concentrations of DDE found in the eggs of various species could in part explain problems in the reproductive success of raptors in Spain.

  6. [Antibacterial activity of some lichens from southern Spain].

    Rowe, J G; Saenz, M T; Garcia, M D


    Antibacterial activity of some lichens from south Spain has been studied. High activity against Gram+ bacteria has been observed, although Parmelia caperata, Evernia prunastri and Usnea sp. are also active against Gram- bacteria.

  7. Fifth Meeting of China-Spain Forum Held in Chengdu


    <正>The Fifth Meeting of China-Spain Forum (CSF) was held in Chengdu, Sichuan Province from April 28 to 29. Leading delegates of the Chinese side including Yang Rudai, former vice chairman of the National Committee of the

  8. Geothermal Resources in Spain; Recurssos geothermicos en Espana

    Garcia de la Noceda Marquez, C.


    A general view on the geothermal resources is presented and the basic concepts of geothermal fields and their classification, the different possibilities of geothermal energy utilization as well as a general panoramic of geothermal energy in Spain. (Author) 6 refs.

  9. The XIV International Geological Congress of 1926 in Spain

    FranciscoJ.Ayala-Carcedo; AntonioPerejón; LuisJordá


    The XIV IGC was held in Spain in 1926, marking a recovery trend in the Congress after the First Worm War in terms of the number of participants and the number of represented countries. It was Spain that benefited most from the XIV IGC and probably never again there has geology received so much public and official attention.This paper is one of a series of articles on the history of the International Congress.


    Rogeli Santamaría Luna


    In this short article will present data and sources, but above all be evident that the low presence of rural factor in education and that the rural / urban divide still exists. Referencians Europe cited Spain and the start of the indicators of quality of life and early school leaving is estimated in Spain, rural or not, 2020 in relation to the proposed European Territorial Agenda 2020 target of 15%. Besides conclusions and proposals to be referred.

  11. Macroeconomic impact of the Solar Thermal Electricity Industry in Spain



    In the last three years, Solar Thermal Electricity (STE) in Spain has grown significantly. Its weight within the renewables mix is becoming relevant, and even more so, its impact on economics, society, the environment, and reducing energy dependence. This report was carried out by Deloitte for Protermosolar to quantitatively and qualitatively evaluate the main macroeconomic variables derived from the development of this technology in Spain from 2008 to 2010, and forecast its possible future impact.

  12. Fourth Meeting of China-Spain Forum Held in Madrid


    <正>Chairman Hu Qili and Executive Chairman Chen Haosu of the Chinese Committee of the China-Spain Forum(CSF) led a Chinese delegation to attend the Fourth Meeting of the CSF in Madrid from November 27 to 28,2007.The meeting with the theme of "Harmony,Development and Gaining Win-Win Results" was jointly sponsored by the CPAFFC,the CSF Chinese Committee,the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Spain China Council Foundation.

  13. Population-based multicase-control study in common tumors in Spain (MCC-Spain: rationale and study design

    Gemma Castaño-Vinyals


    Discussion: This study, conducted within the Spanish Consortium for Biomedical Research in Epidemiology & Public Health (CIBERESP, is a unique initiative to evaluate etiological factors for common cancers and will promote cancer research and prevention in Spain.

  14. Sudden hearing loss: National survey in Spain.

    Amarillo, Elizabeth; Hernández-García, Estefanía; Herrera, Mayte; García Berrocal, José Ramón; García Arumí, Ana; Durio, Enrique; Plaza, Guillermo


    The objective of our study was to identify the diagnostic and therapeutic approaches in the different ENT Departments of Spain with respect to sudden deafness. We wanted to establish a basis to help to create a new nation-wide consensus, unifying treatment, diagnostic and follow-up criteria for this disease. We carried out an anonymous Internet survey, addressing Spanish ENT doctors nation-wide (n=2,029), gathering in 33 questions different aspects about diagnostic criteria, additional tests, treatment procedures and prognostic factors in sudden deafness, according to the different protocols and experience of the participants in the survey. A total of 293 Spanish ENT doctors (14%) took part anonymously. In relation to diagnostic criteria, is the most noteworthy was the requisite of a confirmed neurosensorial loss (91.1%) followed by "initiated in less than three days" (75%) and 3 consecutive frequencies affected (76.4%). More than half of the participants requested an MRI of the IAC/CPA (68.7%) and 88.2% used gadolinium in this test. The prognostic factor most frequently considered was delay in commencement of treatment onset (84.8%). As far as treatment of primary cases, most of the responders agreed on the use of corticosteroids (99.7%). Oral administration was the most widely used (66%), followed by intravenous (29.6%) and intratympanic (1.4%) administration. Ninety-two percent had not had any major complications with systemic steroids. Intratympanic treatments were used by 70% of responders for rescue in failure. In Spain there is currently a significant disparity of concepts regarding the diagnosis of sudden deafness, and more agreement as to using steroids as their treatment. This highlights the need to implement measures to promote a better approach, which would be homogeneous and consensual, to this condition. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier España, S.L.U. and Sociedad Española de Otorrinolaringología y Patología Cérvico-Facial. All rights reserved.

  15. Prevalencia de peso insuficiente, sobrepeso y obesidad, ingesta de energía y perfil calórico de la dieta de estudiantes universitarios de la Comunidad Autónoma de la Región de Murcia (España)

    Ana Belén Cutillas; Ester Herrero; Alba de San Eustaquio; Salvador Zamora; Francisca Pérez-Llamas


    Introducción: Los estudiantes universitarios constituyen un sector de la población potencialmente vulnerable en relación con su estado nutricional. Objetivos: Evaluar la ingesta energética, el perfil calórico de la dieta y la prevalencia de peso insuficiente, sobrepeso y obesidad en estudiantes universitarios. Métodos: El estudio se realizó en 223 estudiantes (53% mujeres) de la Universidad de Murcia (España), edad media 21,4 ± 2,7 años. El consumo de alimentos se estimó mediante registro die...

  16. Fish viral infections in northwest of Spain.

    Ledo, A; Lupiani, B; Dopazo, C P; Toranzo, A E; Barja, J L


    During a three years survey, a total of 149 samples from 20 farms of rainbow trout, salmon and turbot were examined for the presence of virus with the purpose to study the viral infections affecting cultured fish and their incidence in the fishfarms of Northwestern Spain. Infectious pancreatic necrosis virus (IPNV) was the only viral agent isolated from salmonid fish. Fry and fingerlings of trout showed the highest infection rate (24%). This virus was not detected in broodstock or embryonated eggs, although it was isolated from ovaric and seminal fluids and from juvenile carriers. From 24 samples of salmon analyzed, IPNV was only detected in one sample of juveniles. Examination of turbot led the isolation of a new virus belonging to the reoviridae family, which affected to the ongrowing population. All of the IPNV tested belonged to serotype Sp regardless of the origin of the trout stocks. During the monitorization of imported embryonated eggs, no virus was detected from any of the samples. However, in some case, IPNV was isolated when testing the fry obtained in our laboratory from those samples of imported eggs. Our findings indicate that: i) the analysis of fingerlings increase the probability to detect viral infections allowing us an optimal control of importations, and ii) most of the viral infections of fish take place in the own fish farms. The detection of mixed viral and bacterial infections emphasize the importance of carrying out an integral microbiological analysis to determine the causal agent(s) of fish mortalities.

  17. Linguistic analysis of suicide notes in Spain

    Mercedes Fernández-Cabana

    Full Text Available Background and Objectives: Text analysis software like "Linguistic Inquiry and Word Count" (LIWC has been used for the analysis of suicide notes and suicidal texts in English. This is the first analysis of suicide notes using this method in Spanish and, as far as we know, its first application to suicide notes in Europe. To compare the sociodemographic and forensic characteristics of a consecutive sample of suicide victims studying the differences between those who left suicidal note and those who did not. To study a sample of suicidal notes from Spain using LIWC, comparing it's linguistic features by gender, age and environment. Methods: 144 consecutive suicide cases were analyzed. 23 suicide notes obtained from this sample were processed using LIWC, the results were compared by gender, age and environment of the author. Results: People who left suicide notes were younger than non- writers; more frequently single, divorced or widowed and emotional troubles were reported as frequent triggers. Suicide notes written by women were significantly longer, had more emotional content, tentative expressions, denials, pronouns in first person plural and verbs in past and future tenses. Urban cases showed higher emotional expression and word complexity whereas rural cases showed a higher use of social words. Conclusions: Our study shows some differences between people who left suicide note and those who didn't and confirms the LIWC ability to detect differences in suicidal speech by gender and by the rural/ urban background of its authors.

  18. The environmental radiation monitoring system in Spain

    Rosario Salas Collantes


    Full Text Available The system of environmental radiation monitoring established in Spain is composed of several networks with different objectives, a monitoring network in the vicinity of the facilities and several national networks financed and managed by public agencies. The operators of the facilities are responsible for the conduct of its Environmental Radiological Surveillance Program as directed by the CSN. Moreover, the Directorate General of Civil Defense and Emergencies has a Radioactivity Warning Network (RAR consisting of over 900 automatic stations measuring dose rate distributed nationwide. The Environmental Radioactivity Monitoring Network (Revira, managed by the CSN, is a nationwide network, consists of a Network of Sampling Stations (REM and a Network of Automatic Stations for continuous monitoring (REA. The autonomous communities of Valencia, Catalonia, Extremadura and the Basque Country have their own automated networks similar to that of the CSN. Revira provides information on the radioactivity in the air, soil, water (drinking, inland and sea and of food. The sampling and analysis programs are tailored to radiological recommendations laid down in the European Union Commission. The REM has the collaboration of laboratories in universities and the Centre for Energy, Environmental and Technological Research (CIEMAT for execution. The monitoring of inland and coastal waters is undertaken by the Centre for Studies and Experimentation of Public Works, Ministry of Public Works (CEDEX.

  19. Notes on xenophytes detected in Catalonia, Spain

    Pyke, S.


    Full Text Available These notes include six species, among them three grasses: Axonopus compressus, Dactyloctenium aegyptium and Megathyrsus maximus, the crucifer Lepidium densiflorum, a dwarf annual composite Soliva sessilis, and the climbing Aristolochia sempervirens (Aristolochiaceae, all present in or around Barcelona, Catalonia (northeastern Spain. All are recent additions to the increasing alien flora of theregion. Some have been recorded previously from the Iberian Peninsula but are new to Catalonia; others appear to be new records for the peninsula.Estas notas incluyen seis especies, entre ellas tres gramíneas: Axonopus compressus, Dactyloctenium aegyptium y Megathyrsus maximus, la crucífera Lepidium densiflorum, la pequeña compuesta anual Soliva sessilis y la trepadora Aristolochia sempervirens (Aristolochiaceae, todas ellas presentes en o alrededor de la ciudad de Barcelona, Cataluña (nordeste de España. Forman parte de la creciente flora alóctona de la región. Algunas han sido citadas con anterioridad en la península, pero son novedades para Cataluña, mientras que otras parecen constituir nuevas citas para la Península Ibérica.

  20. Suicide, unemployment, and economic recession in Spain.

    Iglesias-García, Celso; Sáiz, Pilar A; Burón, Patricia; Sánchez-Lasheras, Fernando; Jiménez-Treviño, Luis; Fernández-Artamendi, Sergio; Al-Halabí, Susana; Corcoran, Paul; García-Portilla, M Paz; Bobes, Julio

    The aim of the present work is to determine the association between unemployment and suicide, and to investigate whether this association is affected by changes in the economic cycle or other variables such as age and sex. A time-trend analysis was conducted to study changes in the number of suicides between 1999 and 2013 in Spain. Pearson's correlation coefficients and regression models were used to find the association between unemployment and suicide. A significant positive association was found between unemployment and suicide in the pre-crisis period in men. In that period (1999-2007), each 1% annual increase in unemployment was associated with a 6.90% increase in the annual variation of suicide in the total population, and with a 9.04% increase in the annual variation of suicide in working age men. The correlation between unemployment and suicide is significant in periods of economic stability, but has weakened during the recent financial crisis. Unemployment and suicide have a complex relationship modulated by age, sex and economic cycle. Copyright © 2017 SEP y SEPB. Publicado por Elsevier España, S.L.U. All rights reserved.

  1. [Charles II of Spain, the bewitched].

    Cerda L, Jaime


    The death of King Charles II, the Bewitched, ended two centuries of sovereignity of the Habsburg dynasty in Spain. Since his birth in 1661, he presented a peculiar set of physical, psychiatric and behavioral signs, such as respiratory and diarrheal diseases, recurrent seizures and deep developmental delay. It was not until his adulthood when his infertility became evident, being incapable of conceiving a heir, even though he married twice. Such a constellation of ominous signs motivated a curious investigation, which concluded that the king was hexed at the age of 14 years in order to take away his throne, his health and his capacity to procreate. Based on contemporary medical knowledge, it is possible that Charles IIhad a rare autosomal recessive inherited genopathy asa consequence of the frequent inbreeding among his ancestors. On the other hand, its is also possible that Charles II presented Klinefelter Syndrome, the most frequent sex chromosome disorder in humans and the most common cause of hypogonadism and infertility in males. The hypothesis that Charles II was bewitched reflects a deep belief in supernatural phenomena among the Castilian society at the beginning of the 18th century, an idea transmitted across generations, currently present in many societies worldwide.

  2. Self-Employed Foreign Workers In Spain

    María Trinidad Luisa García


    Full Text Available This is a full study of the legal system applicable to selfemployed foreigners wishing to carry out an economic activity in Spain. The focus varies according to the country of origin of the individual, whether it lies within the European Economic Community, whether it is a country with which the European Union has co-operation and association agreements or finally, whether it is under the general regime. The utilitarian perspective which considers immigration as necessary manual labour has justified more efficient legal mechanisms to facilitate the employment of immigrant manual workers. These mechanisms do not apply to self-employed workers. The lack of interest of legislators in this type of worker is highlighted by the suppression of motivation and refusal of the mandatory visa. The detailed analysis of the anticipated administrative requirements emphasises that within the labour legislation for immigrants there is a marked difference between those who work for an employer and those who are self-employed and there is no correspondence or comparison with the more far reaching policies of the labour doctrine with regard to the rights and guarantees of both categories of workers.

  3. Dietary intake of hexachlorobenzene in Catalonia, Spain.

    Falcó, G; Bocio, A; Llobet, J M; Domingo, J L; Casas, C; Teixidó, A


    To assess the dietary intake of hexachlorobenzene (HCB) by the population of Catalonia, Spain, a total-diet study was carried out. Concentrations of HCB were determined in food samples randomly acquired in seven cities of Catalonia between June and August 2000. A total of 11 food groups were included in the study. HCB levels were determined by HRGC/HRMS. Estimates of average daily food consumption were obtained from recent studies. HCB intake was estimated for five population groups: children (aged 4 to 9 years), adolescents (aged 10 to 19 years), male and female adults (aged 20 to 65 years), and seniors (aged >65 years). In general, HCB residues in foods were rather low excepting dairy products with a mean concentration of 0.869 ng/g wet weight. Total dietary intakes of HCB (microgram per kilogram body weight/day) were the following: children (0.0064), adolescents (0.0031), female adults (0.0025), male adults (0.0024) and seniors (0.0019). All these values are considerably lower than the WHO tolerable daily intake (TDI), which is 0.17 microg kg(-1) day(-1) for non-cancer effects and 0.16 microg kg(-1) day(-1) for neoplastic effects in humans.

  4. [The origins of occupational therapy in Spain].

    Pérez de Heredia-Torres, M; Brea-Rivero, M; Martínez-Piédrola, R M

    Occupational therapy is a young discipline in many aspects, but since ancient times an important number of reports have appeared in the health sciences literature and in the early days of neurology and psychiatry that can shed light on the origins and the fundamental principles that underlie this profession today. We have gathered examples that show how the philosophy and the clinical practice of the procedures used in occupational therapy stem from the process of humanising medical care. After analysing the information currently available to us on the history of the influence of humanism on the development of medicine in Spain, the authors believe they have found enough evidence to identify the precursors of occupational therapy at that point in history. Our study examines facts that appear to situate the earliest evidence of occupational therapy at the origins of Spanish neurology and psychiatry in the 15th century, and which were later to have such a powerful influence on the birth of certain aspects of Pinel's moral treatment. If we accept 'moral treatment' as being one of the main forerunners of occupational therapy, and if we take into account that the humanitarian way patients were dealt with in Spanish neurological and psychiatric institutions and hospitals in the 15th century had a notable influence on the principles that regulated that 'moral treatment', then it is reasonable to state that the earliest evidence of occupational therapy is to be found in the development of humanisation within Spanish medical care.

  5. [25 years of laparoscopic surgery in Spain].

    Moreno-Sanz, Carlos; Tenías-Burillo, Jose María; Morales-Conde, Salvador; Balague-Ponz, Carmen; Díaz-Luis, Hermógenes; Enriquez-Valens, Pablo; Manuel-Palazuelos, Juan Carlos; Martínez-Cortijo, Sagrario; Olsina-Kissler, Jorge; Socas-Macias, María; Toledano-Trincado, Miguel; Vidal-Pérez, Oscar; Noguera-Aguilar, Juan Francisco; Salvador-Sanchís, José Luis; Feliu-Pala, Xavier; Targarona-Soler, Eduard M


    The introduction of laparoscopic surgery (LS) can be considered the most important advancement in our specialty in the past 25 years. Despite its advantages, implementation and consolidation has not been homogenous, especially for advanced techniques. The aim of this study was to analyse the level of development and use of laparoscopic surgery in Spain at the present time and its evolution in recent years. During the second half of 2012 a survey was developed to evaluate different aspects of the implementation and development of LS in our country. The survey was performed using an electronic questionnaire. The global response rate was 16% and 103 heads of Department answered the survey. A total of 92% worked in the public system. A total of 99% perform basic laparoscopic surgery and 85,2% advanced LS. Most of the responders (79%) consider that the instruments they have available for LS are adequate and 71% consider that LS is in the right stage of development in their environment. Basic laparoscopic surgery has developed in our country to be considered the standard performed by most surgeons, and forms part of the basic surgical training of residents. With regards to advanced LS, although it is frequently used, there are still remaining areas of deficit, and therefore, opportunities for improvement. Copyright © 2013 AEC. Published by Elsevier Espana. All rights reserved.

  6. [Psychiatry periodicals in Spain up to 1931].

    Bertolín Guillén, J M


    The development of psychiatry, as it happens with other medical specialties, has been linked to that of the journals dedicated to it. They are a good exponent of its state of growing or consolidation. The first psychiatric journal in Spain appeared in 1865 and 27 years later the next one was founded. None of the three journals which existed in the 19th century continued at the beginning of the 20th century. During the first three decades of this century, nine specialized journals were founded, among which the "Revista Frenopática Española" in the first place, and the "Archivos de Neurobiología" afterwards, were the most outstanding in our country and the "Revista Frenopática Española" was that of the greatest international projection. Although the importance of a constellation of prestigious journals which were not dedicated to psychiatry was decisive for the development of this discipline in our country, the professionals organized themselves in the monographic journals about this subject, linked to mental hospitals.

  7. The Technological Consolidation of UNED in Spain

    Lorenzo Garcia Aretio


    Full Text Available This article discusses the role of the technologies that have been utilized to advance distance teaching and learning by the National Distance Education University (Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia – UNED of Spain. Following a description of UNED's historical development and organizational structure, UNED's experience with various educational media is discussed. Printed teaching materials, in the form of didactic units, were one of the first methods to be utilized when UNED began its operations in 1972. In turn, the role of radio and audio recordings, television and video recordings, telephone, videoconferencing, computer systems and computer-mediated communications are also described. UNED's pioneering projects, including the virtual classroom, virtual campus, and a program for the physically handicapped, are also detailed. Recent experiments include providing access to radio and television programs on the Internet and adoption of WebCT. On the horizon for UNED are portals for cellular phones using WAP technology and gearing up for multiple applications in accordance with Universal Mobile Telecommunications Technology (UMTS.

  8. Soil management, fertilization and plant nutrition in organic systems in Spain: A review of the research in last 20 years

    Gonzalvez, Victor; Raigon Jiménez, M.° Dolores


    The Spanish Society for Agroecology/Organic Farming (SEAE) is a private charity association, founded in 1992, with the purpose to support organic farming practitioners. The principal aim is to join the efforts farmers, technicians and scientifics and others organizations and persons, related to develop sustainable agriculture systems, based on ecological and socioeconomic principles promoted by the international organic farming movement, with the purpose to obtain foods and first resources with high quality, considering the vulnerability of the environment and preserving the soil fertility, with the optimal and adequate use of the local resources, taking in account the rural culture and the ethical value of the social development and the life quality. One of the most relevant and know activity of SEAE is the celebration of one (scientific) Congress every two years. This is the most important event on this issue in Spain. In the last 20 year, eleven events of this kind have been organised in 11 different places (Toledo, Pamplona, Valencia, Córdoba, Gijón-Asturias, Almeria, Zaragoza, Bullas-Murcia, Lleida, Albacete, Vitoria-Gasteiz). The average participation in the Congress was growing up from 100 to 350 persons), from all over Spain. During this events, researchers, advisors, trainers, politicians and operators (farmers, processors, certifiers, marketers, consumers, etc.) shared and update the scientific results, projects in force, political measures, statistics and proposals to develop the organic farming sector Research in organic farming is still low in Spain and the majority of the results in this matter are being presented as papers in this Congresses. Over 1500 papers from over 100 spanish research groups giving information about the research results have been presented in this events, One of the most relevant topic of this research is done on soil conservation, soil fertility and organic crop fertilization and organic matter management in the soil, after

  9. Flow in the shallow mantle in the westernmost Mediterranean: insights from xenoliths in Plio-Pleistocene alkali basalts from the eastern Betic Cordillera (SE Spain)

    Konc, Zoltán; Hidas, Károly; Garrido, Carlos J.; Tommasi, Andréa; Vauchez, Alain; Padrón Navarta, José Alberto; Marchesi, Claudio; Acosta-Vigil, Antonio; Szabó, Csaba; Varas-Reus, Maria Isabel


    Peridotite mantle xenoliths in Plio-Pleistocene alkali basalts of the eastern Betic Cordillera (Cartagena area, Murcia, SE Spain) provide a snapshot of the structure and composition of the lithospheric mantle at the northern limb of the Alpine Betic-Rif arched belt in the westernmost Mediterranean. The xenoliths are spinel and plagioclase lherzolite with minor harzburgite and wehrlite, displaying porphyroclastic to equigranular textures. Regardless of composition and texture, the Crystal Preferred Orientation (CPO) of olivine shows an axial-[100] pattern characterized by a strong alignment of [100]-axes near or parallel to the peridotite lineation and a girdle distribution of [010]-axes with a maximum normal to the peridotite foliation. This CPO pattern is consistent with ductile deformation accommodated by dislocation creep with dominant activation of the high temperature {0kl}[100] olivine slip system, indicative of deformation by simple shear or combinations of simple shear and pure shear with a transtensional component. Calculated seismic properties are characterized by fast propagation of P-waves and polarization of fast S-waves parallel to olivine [100]-axis, indicating the flow direction. SKS and Pn anisotropy in the eastern Betics can be explained by a lithospheric mantle peridotite with similar fabric to the one displayed by the studied mantle xenoliths. Considering the limited thickness of the mantle lithosphere in the Betics (40-80 km), the measured azimuths and delays of SKS waves in the eastern Betics are consistent with a steeply dipping mantle foliation and a subhorizontal lineation with ENE strike. This geometry of the lithospheric fabrics implies active or frozen mantle flow with a dominantly strike-slip component subparallel to the paleo-Iberian margin. Synkinematic overprinting of mineral assemblages from the garnet-spinel to the plagioclase facies demonstrates 36-40 km uplift continuously accommodated by ductile shear thinning of the


    Ana Torres Soto


    Full Text Available La perspectiva del alumnado ha tomado protagonismo en las actividades investigadoras de los últimos años. Siguiendo esta línea metodológica, en este artículo se presentan algunos resultados de los recuerdos de aprendizaje de los estudiantes de Pedagogía de la Universidad de Murcia y la vinculación existente entre tales resultados y aquello que planifican los docentes en los programas de sus asignaturas. Del análisis abordado se puede destacar, por un lado, la preminencia de recuerdos referidos a contenidos teóricos en detrimento de actividades prácticas; por otro lado, laestrecha relación entre los contenidos recordados por los estudiantes y los planificados por los docentes; y por último, la significatividad que algunas actividades prácticas han supuesto para los estudiantes. A partir de estos hallazgos este artículo pretende ser un aporte reflexivo para aquellos docentes que conciban la entrada en el Espacio Europeo de Educación Superior como una oportunidad para deliberar y replantearse su propia práctica educativa, considerando que uno de los principios básicos en los que se sustenta esta reforma es la renovación metodológica, siendo éste uno de los pilares para conseguir un modelo de aprendizaje por competencias. Finalmente, se plantean algunas líneas futuras de investigación que tratan de aportar algunas respuestas a la incertidumbre creada tras la implantación de los nuevos grados y el nuevo modelo educativo basado en la adquisición de competencias.

  11. El uso y consumo de TIC en el alumnado autóctono y extranjero de Educación Secundaria Obligatoria de la Región de Murcia

    Javier Ballesta Pagán


    Full Text Available En este articulo se muestran los resultados de una investigación sobre el uso y la interacción de las Tecnologías de la Información y la Comunicación (TIC en el alumnado de Educación Secundaria Obligatoria (ESO de la Región de Murcia1; con la finalidad de conocer el equipamiento tecnológico de los hogares de los jóvenes, así como el uso que éstos hacen de Internet, redes sociales, teléfono móvil, consola de videojuegos y televisión, en sus ámbitos de estudio, ocio y relación personal. Todo ello, con el objetivo de favorecer una educación orientada hacia el buen uso y consumo de medios digitales; y estudiar losposibles tipos de brechas digitales existentes. En la investigación participaron 2734 alumnos de 3º y 4º de ESO de 15 centros educativos, de los cuales 528 son de origen extranjero, a través de un cuestionario de 73 ítems que analizaba las dimensiones de estudio anteriormente expuestas. En las conclusiones finales se discuten los distintos perfiles de consumo, en función de las variables origen y procedencia del alumnado, obteniendo datos que nos llevan a reflexiones significativas referidas a las posibilidades que nos dan los medios digitales de relacionarnos con nuestros iguales, favoreciendo así los principios de equidad e igualdad de oportunidades en el acceso a la información y al conocimiento.

  12. Comparison and validation of gridded precipitation datasets for Spain

    Quintana-Seguí, Pere; Turco, Marco; Míguez-Macho, Gonzalo


    In this study, two gridded precipitation datasets are compared and validated in Spain: the recently developed SAFRAN dataset and the Spain02 dataset. These are validated using rain gauges and they are also compared to the low resolution ERA-Interim reanalysis. The SAFRAN precipitation dataset has been recently produced, using the SAFRAN meteorological analysis, which is extensively used in France (Durand et al. 1993, 1999; Quintana-Seguí et al. 2008; Vidal et al., 2010) and which has recently been applied to Spain (Quintana-Seguí et al., 2015). SAFRAN uses an optimal interpolation (OI) algorithm and uses all available rain gauges from the Spanish State Meteorological Agency (Agencia Estatal de Meteorología, AEMET). The product has a spatial resolution of 5 km and it spans from September 1979 to August 2014. This dataset has been produced mainly to be used in large scale hydrological applications. Spain02 (Herrera et al. 2012, 2015) is another high quality precipitation dataset for Spain based on a dense network of quality-controlled stations and it has different versions at different resolutions. In this study we used the version with a resolution of 0.11°. The product spans from 1971 to 2010. Spain02 is well tested and widely used, mainly, but not exclusively, for RCM model validation and statistical downscliang. ERA-Interim is a well known global reanalysis with a spatial resolution of ˜79 km. It has been included in the comparison because it is a widely used product for continental and global scale studies and also in smaller scale studies in data poor countries. Thus, its comparison with higher resolution products of a data rich country, such as Spain, allows us to quantify the errors made when using such datasets for national scale studies, in line with some of the objectives of the EU-FP7 eartH2Observe project. The comparison shows that SAFRAN and Spain02 perform similarly, even though their underlying principles are different. Both products are largely

  13. Wind power development in Spain, the model of Navarra

    Miguel Ichaso, A. de [Energia Hidroelectrica de Navarra S.A. (EHN), Pamplona (Spain)


    Wind power implementation in Spain has undergone spectacular growth in recent years. From 834 Megawatts installed at the end of 1998, the figure of 1,500 MW was reached at the end of 1999 and forecasts expect well over 2,500 MW by the end of the year 2000. A favourable legislative framework and tariff structure have brought about this rate of development, which is mainly based on the implementation of large wind farms on high altitude sites in Spain. The region of Navarra (northern Spain) has played a special role in this development, and EHN, a company born in this region, has carried out major projects that have given it 30% of the Spanish wind power sector. The challenges for the sector in Spain over the next few years are: (1) Make its development compatible with the supply guarantees required by the national electricity supply operator, (2) ensure that the implementation of wind farms is done with respect for the environment, (3) harmonise the wind power development of the different Autonomous Communities of Spain, and (4) reduce the investment costs in order to obtain enough profitability with falling energy prices in the coming years. (orig.)

  14. Gambling in Spain: update on experience, research and policy.

    Jiménez-Murcia, Susana; Fernández-Aranda, Fernando; Granero, Roser; Menchón, Jose Manuel


    To describe the current situation of gambling in Spain, sketching its history and discussing the regulations and legislation currently in force within the framework of the European Union (EU), and to review the epidemiology of gambling in Spain, the self-help groups and professional treatments available, and their potential effectiveness. A systematic computerized search was performed in three databases (EMBASE, PubMed and PsychINFO, including articles and chapters) and the reference lists from previous reviews to obtain some of the most relevant studies published up to now on the topic of pathologic gambling in Spain. Similar to other EU countries, Spain has a high prevalence of pathologic gambling, focused on specific culturally bounded types of gambling. Expenditure in online gaming has risen significantly in the last few years, prompting the Spanish government to draft new legislation to regulate gaming. The gaming industry is expected to be one of the fastest growing sectors in Spain in the coming years owing to the rise of new technologies and the development of online gaming. © 2013 Society for the Study of Addiction.

  15. Seismic risk assessment of Navarre (Northern Spain)

    Gaspar-Escribano, J. M.; Rivas-Medina, A.; García Rodríguez, M. J.; Benito, B.; Tsige, M.; Martínez-Díaz, J. J.; Murphy, P.


    The RISNA project, financed by the Emergency Agency of Navarre (Northern Spain), aims at assessing the seismic risk of the entire region. The final goal of the project is the definition of emergency plans for future earthquakes. With this purpose, four main topics are covered: seismic hazard characterization, geotechnical classification, vulnerability assessment and damage estimation to structures and exposed population. A geographic information system is used to integrate, analyze and represent all information colleted in the different phases of the study. Expected ground motions on rock conditions with a 90% probability of non-exceedance in an exposure time of 50 years are determined following a Probabilistic Seismic Hazard Assessment (PSHA) methodology that includes a logic tree with different ground motion and source zoning models. As the region under study is located in the boundary between Spain and France, an effort is required to collect and homogenise seismological data from different national and regional agencies. A new homogenised seismic catalogue, merging data from Spanish, French, Catalonian and international agencies and establishing correlations between different magnitude scales, is developed. In addition, a new seismic zoning model focused on the study area is proposed. Results show that the highest ground motions on rock conditions are expected in the northeastern part of the region, decreasing southwards. Seismic hazard can be expressed as low-to-moderate. A geotechnical classification of the entire region is developed based on surface geology, available borehole data and morphotectonic constraints. Frequency-dependent amplification factors, consistent with code values, are proposed. The northern and southern parts of the region are characterized by stiff and soft soils respectively, being the softest soils located along river valleys. Seismic hazard maps including soil effects are obtained by applying these factors to the seismic hazard maps

  16. [Interactive mortality atlas in Andalusia, Spain (AIMA)].

    Ocaña-Riola, Ricardo; Mayoral-Cortés, José María; Sánchez-Cantalejo, Carmen; Toro-Cárdenas, Silvia; Fernández-Ajuria, Alberto; Méndez-Martínez, Camila


    Until now, mortality atlases have been static. Most of them describe the geographical distribution of mortality using count data aggregated over time and standardized mortality rates. However, this methodology has several limitations. Count data aggregated over time produce a bias in the estimation of death rates. Moreover, this practice difficult the study of temporal changes in geographical distribution of mortality. On the other hand, using standardized mortality hamper to check differences in mortality among groups. The Interactive Mortality Atlas in Andalusia (AIMA) is an alternative to conventional static atlases. It is a dynamic Geographical Information System that allows visualizing in web-site more than 12.000 maps and 338.00 graphics related to the spatio-temporal distribution of the main death causes in Andalusia by age and sex groups from 1981. The objective of this paper is to describe the methods used for AIMA development, to show technical specifications and to present their interactivity. The system is available from the link products in AIMA is the first interactive GIS that have been developed in Spain with these characteristics. Spatio-temporal Hierarchical Bayesian Models were used for statistical data analysis. The results were integrated into web-site using a PHP environment and a dynamic cartography in Flash. Thematic maps in AIMA demonstrate that the geographical distribution of mortality is dynamic, with differences among year, age and sex groups. The information nowadays provided by AIMA and the future updating will contribute to reflect on the past, the present and the future of population health in Andalusia.

  17. Prevalence of oppositional defiant disorder in Spain.

    López-Villalobos, José Antonio; Andrés-De Llano, Jesús María; Rodríguez-Molinero, Luis; Garrido-Redondo, Mercedes; Sacristán-Martín, Ana María; Martínez-Rivera, María Teresa; Alberola-López, Susana; Sánchez-Azón, María Isabel


    Oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) is characterized by a pattern of negative, defiant, disobedient and hostile behavior toward authority figures. ODD is one of the most frequent reasons for clinical consultation on mental health during childhood and adolescence. ODD has a high morbidity and dysfunction, and has important implications for the future if not treated early. To determine the prevalence of ODD in schoolchildren aged 6-16 years in Castile and Leon (Spain). Population study with a stratified multistage sample, and a proportional cluster design. Sample analyzed: 1,049. Cases were defined according to DSM-IV criteria. An overall prevalence rate of 5.6% was found (95% CI: 4.2%-7%). Male gender prevalence=6.8%; female=4.3%. Prevalence in secondary education=6.2%; primary education=5.3%. No significant differences by gender, age, grade, type of school, or demographic area were found. ODD prevalence without considering functional impairment, such as is performed in some research, would increase the prevalence to 7.4%. ODD cases have significantly worse academic outcomes (overall academic performance, reading, maths and writing), and worse classroom behavior (relationship with peers, respect for rules, organizational skills, academic tasks, and disruption of the class). Castile and Leon has a prevalence rate of ODD slightly higher to that observed in international publications. Depending on the distribution by age, morbidity and clinical dysfunctional impact, an early diagnosis and a preventive intervention are required for health planning. Copyright © 2013 SEP y SEPB. Published by Elsevier España. All rights reserved.

  18. [Current situation of health surveys in Spain].

    Requena, María Luisa; Suárez, Mónica; Pérez, Óscar


    To describe the evolution of health interview surveys in Spain (as of 01/01/2012), whether national or regional, its main characteristics and methodology, and in the case of general health surveys (GHIS), its contents. An adapted version of Eurostat quality control template European Health Interview Survey Technical and Methodological Report was filled in by those responsible for GHIS in each region (autonomous communities) and at the national level. The first part (11 questions) gathers general information about health surveys, both GHIS and surveys targeted to specific populations or health problems (SHIS). The second part (109 questions) asks about methodological characteristics of most recent GHIS. 1) regional or supra-regional scope; 2) for the second part, GHIS currently active series. Quality control was performed using double data entry and validated by informants.100 HIS were identified. 16 were GHIS and 84 SHIS. 32 (38%) of the latter were national and 52 (62%) regional. Nutrition 21 (25%), drug use 10 (12%), opinion polls 7 (9%) and dental health 7 (9%) were the most frequent topics in SHIS. Highest GHIS density was reached after year 2000, with several surveys on field at a time (mode=3). 11 GHIS (2 national, 9 regional) met inclusion criteria for the second part. All complied with general quality benchmarks. Few differences were observed in content.GHIS show more similarities than differences in objectives, methods and content. Rationalization and harmonization are needed. Physical activity, alcohol consumption, quality of life and mental health instruments are not yet consensual. Valid and comparable data are required on health status and its determinants to inform health policy.

  19. 10 MW wind farm in Tarifa, Spain

    Martinez, A.; Prats, J.; Casanova, M. (ECOTECNIA, S.C.C.L., Barcelona (Spain))


    The use of wind energy in Spain has taken an important step forward in 1992. The installation of the Tarifa 10 MW wind farm was begun in March this year and will finish in November: 50 ECOTECNIA 20/150 wind turbines and 16 MADE AE-20 will be installed. The most notable aspects of the project are the following: double Spanish technology; highly complex orography; very deficient level of existing civil and electrical infrastructure; substantial corrective measures on the environmental impact, due to the special location of the project in the zone of influence of the Strait of Gibraltar; the participation of two electrical companies; the financing strucure; and the guarantees offered by the manufacturers. Of all these aspects, the one which merits special attention is the set of characeristics of the site. The wind farm is situated on a very abrupt ridge with an average height of 500 m above sea level, at a distance of approximately 2500 m from the sea. The temperature difference between summer and winter is substantial, and produces significant effects on the wind characteristics at the top of the ridge. The site is at a considerable distance from the existing electrical grid, and the access track was totally unusable: this added a substantial cost to the project which, together with the difficulty of predicting the wind-energy potential, demanded a great effort from the manufacturers in terms of both the price of the plant and the operating guarantees. The estimated electrical production is 25,000 MWh/year, with a coefficient of 1,206 kWh/m2. (au).

  20. VOC methods and levels in Spain

    Bomboi, M.T. [Area de Contaminacion Atmosferica, Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Majadahonda (Spain)


    Ozone precursors began to be studied in the eighties in Spain, in order to know their levels and composition in areas, which had high concentrations of other atmospheric polluting agents. At the end of the eighties, VOC were incorporated into the air quality networks in urban areas in order to anticipate at the derived amendments of the entrance into force on the Directive 92/72/CEE of 1992 on air pollution by ozone. At the same time, field campaigns for VOC toxics were started in specific industrial areas and the zones with high traffic. More recently, the air quality networks have been orientated to non-urban areas, to cover the knowledge of VOC in semi-urban and rural areas. On the other hand, the role of the biogenic emissions and the role that their chemical and photochemical products play in atmospheric chemistry was becoming important in the nineties. Therefore some research projects, e.g. 'Biogenic Emissions in the Mediterranean Area (BEMA)', were developed in order to understand the vegetation emissions in the Mediterranean area in relation to anthropogenic compounds and to get information on their participation in tropospheric ozone formation. VOC have been sampled at European Monitoring and Evaluation Programme (EMEP) sites since 1999, based on recommendations from the EMEP Workshop on Measurements of Hydrocarbons/VOC in Lindau 1989. Collection of light hydrocarbons started in 1999, whereas measurements of carbonyls have just started in 2003. In this work, the most important sampling and analysis techniques to determine ozone precursors and to control VOC are shown, as well as the main results obtained in projects, networks and measurement campaigns performed with these methods.

  1. Spain to Launch China Program,Aiming at Developing Chinese Market

    Wen Duoduo


    @@ China has become the fifth supplier of Spain and has achieved great development in the Spanish market. But China's investment in Spain is not in a high level, which does not assort with her status of world's great economic country.

  2. [Plan for the Elimination of Measles and Rubella in Spain].

    Limia Sánchez, Aurora


    The current Plan for the elimination of measles and rubella is made of the Plan for the elimination of measles in Spain, set up in 2001, and the Surveillance protocol of rubella and congenital rubella syndrome in the phase of elimination, established in 2007. The monitoring of the elimination of both diseases conducted from the European Region of World Health Organization (WHO) has been reinforced since 2010. An annual report with information on the situation of measles and rubella in The Member Estates is being requested since 2013. The Ministry of Health, Social Services and Equality nominated a National Committee for Verification of Measles and Rubella Elimination in 2013, for the review and delivery of the requested information. The strategies and activities currently recommended from the WHO European Region, the verification process in Spain, and the steps to follow for the updating of the Plan for the elimination of measles and rubella in Spain are mentioned in this article.

  3. Regulation and the circulation of knowledge: penicillin patents in Spain.

    Romero de Pablos, Ana


    This paper tells the early history of penicillin patenting in Spain. Patents turn out to be useful instruments for analysing the management of knowledge and its circulation in different professional and geographical domains. They protected knowledge while contributing to standardisation. Patents also ensured quality and guaranteed reliability in manufacturing, delivering and prescribing new drugs. They gained special prominence by allowing the creation of a network in which political, economic and business, industrial power, public health and international cooperation fields came together. The main source of information used for this purpose has been the earliest patent applications for penicillin in Spain between 1948 and 1950, which are kept in the Historical Archives of the Oficina Española de Patentes y Marcas. The study of these patents for penicillin shows their role as agents in introducing this drug in Spain.

  4. Jasmine and Lagarto: Pearse Hutchinson’s Poetry of Spain

    Vincent Woods


    Full Text Available In his life as a poet Pearse Hutchinson, now in his 84th year, has engaged with the poetry and the cultures of many countries in Europe; at the heart of this work is his poetry of Spain. From his first visit there in 1950 to today Hutchinson has been inspired by the landscapes, people and languages of Spain, translating from Catalan, Castilian and Galician and writing memorable poems based on his own experiences and the history and politics of a country which he loves. His work brought an awareness of Spanish culture, life and literature to a wide audience in Ireland. Hutchinson is recording a prose memoir based on his life and travels in Spain and Portugal.

  5. Spain out of Spain. Spanish Patriotism in the Argentinian emigration: an approach

    Marcela García Sebastiani


    Full Text Available During the first third of the 20th century, Spanish migrants in Argentina prompted, from specific areas of civil society and the public sphere, corporate identity for political purposes. It was a residual patriotism and condemned from the outset. It was activated in specific circumstances and in relation to the local policies projected towards the collective migratory, the Spanish politics, and recognition of shared sociopolitical and cultural genealogies. From the perspective of cultural history of the policy, and based on primary and secondary sources, this article discusses about built imaginaries, social mobilization generated and results between 1885 and 1920. During that time, from distance, migrants also built ideas about Spain and drawn up national myths in the cultural version of liberalism that eventually led to a conservative nationalist, catholic and –at times– fascist.

  6. Information Policies in Spain: Towards the New "Information Society"

    Caridad Sebastián, Mercedes; Méndez, Eva; Rodríguez-Mateos, David


    The concept of a society based on information and knowledge is becoming the norm in every country, including Spain. The need to have well-designed information policies that allow us to come to terms with the new upsurge of media, technology and services that has taken place in our society is discussed first. Information policies required by these changes in society have been implemented in Spain and are described in relation to the new challenges of the “Society of Knowledge.” Simila...

  7. Approaches to Open Data for Science in Spain

    E Wulff-Barreiro


    Full Text Available As observational data has attained new legal status, allowing their integration into open Internet systems, and experimental data continues to be assembled in common and free platforms, state of the art, easy to access data repositories have been designed in Spain. These repositories have removed many obstacles to re-utilization of GIS and other data. European legislation has also made advances in opening biodiversity data, including a European space in the Latin-American grid infrastructure. Open access biomedical repositories attract commercial attention while astronomical, meteorological, and oncological institutions promote data quality and access. This paper describes recent approaches to open access data for science in Spain.

  8. Mistakes in the fiscal policy in Spain before the crisis

    Ferreiro Jesús


    Full Text Available The paper analyses the mistakes made in the management of the fiscal policy in Spain before the crisis. The authors argue that the low size of the public expenditures, the adoption of a procyclical expansionary fiscal policy the years before the crisis, and the lack of a correct coordination between the Spanish fiscal policy and the ECB’s monetary policy, are key elements to understand the depth and length of the economic crisis and the current high fiscal imbalances in Spain.

  9. What's Going On? An Overview of Adult Education Policies in Spain

    Lucio-Villegas, Emilio


    In this paper, I attempt to present the state of adult education in Spain. Adult education in Spain is not unlike that of other countries in Europe in that it focuses on the policies and practices of lifelong learning rather than on the perspectives of people and communities. However, Spain has two specific characteristics that are distinctive…

  10. 48 CFR 252.229-7004 - Status of contractors as a direct contractor (Spain).


    ... direct contractor (Spain). 252.229-7004 Section 252.229-7004 Federal Acquisition Regulations System... contractor (Spain). As prescribed in 229.402-70(d), use the following clause: Status of Contractor as a Director Contractor (Spain) (JUN 1997) (a) “Direct Contractor,” as used in this clause, means an...

  11. [Latin Americans in Spain (1981-1994). Estimation of a recent migratory phenomenon].

    Palazon Ferrando, S


    The author analyzes characteristics of Latin American migration to Spain during the period 1981-1994. Aspects considered include causes of the increase of Latin American migration to Spain; policies limiting migration to Spain; spatial distribution and sex of immigrants; labor force activity; and country of origin.

  12. Freedom of Expression and 'Right to Be Forgotten' Cases in the Netherlands after Google Spain

    S. Kulk; F. Zuiderveen Borgesius


    Since the Google Spain judgment of the Court of Justice of the European Union, Europeans have, under certain conditions, the right to have search results for their name delisted. This paper examines how the Google Spain judgment has been applied in the Netherlands. Since the Google Spain judgment, D

  13. From sender to host: context, size and characteristics of Latin American immigration to Spain



    Full Text Available The aim of this paper is to present an overview of the immigration phenomenon in Spain. First, we analyse the evolution of migration flows in Spain over the last years. Secondly, we examine the main demographic and socio-economic characteristics of Latin Americans living in Spain, pointing out the differences among Latin Americans and Spaniards and other foreign population.

  14. From sender to host: context, size and characteristics of Latin American immigration to Spain

    Muñoz de Bustillo, Rafael; José Ignacio ANTÓN


    The aim of this paper is to present an overview of the immigration phenomenon in Spain. First, we analyse the evolution of migration flows in Spain over the last years. Secondly, we examine the main demographic and socio-economic characteristics of Latin Americans living in Spain, pointing out the differences among Latin Americans and Spaniards and other foreign population.

  15. Studies of pasture production in Extremadura (Spain)

    Murillo Vilanova, M.; González López, F.; Paredes Galán, J.; Prieto Macías, P. M.; Blanco, V. Maya


    The region of Extremadura covers more than four million hectares in the South West of Spain, with dehesas occupying almost 1.5 million hectares of its surface. This agro-silvo-pastoral land use system constitutes the most recommendable model for extensive exploitation in Mediterranean areas in which the semiarid climate and the poor, shallow soils are constraints on any other type of agricultural use. It is characterized by a grassland with a disperse cover of oak trees and shrubs, where the main production is extensive livestock combined with agriculture and forestry. The pastures are the basis for animal breeding in the dehesas being these ecosystems of great economic, social as well as environmental value in the southwestern Iberian Peninsula. These facts justify the investigation on pasture improvement and the study on spatial and temporal variations of pasture production in the whole region. Pasture production is quite variable, highly determined by soil and climate conditions. Rainfall variability produces large seasonal and annual variations, with the highest production in spring, low production in autumn and very scarce in winter. During summer, while pastures are wilting, hard seeds stay latent in the soil and gradually germinate in consecutive months. But variability of pasture production in such a heterogeneous ecosystem does not only depend on edaphic and climate conditions, but also on other factors, such as grazing management, improvement measures, fertilization, exploitation infrastructures, stocking rates, etc. The present study, carried out in the framework of the "Montado/Dehesa" INTERREG project, aimed to sample pasture production in Extremadura, in order to provide a large amount of real data for determining the influence of the different factors involved, which will constitute the basis for the developement of a production model. The latter will be integrated into a tool helping to decide on the best practice of dehesa management. Pastures were


    Lluís Cirera Suárez


    Full Text Available Fundamentos: En el año 2009 se unificó el Certificado Médico de Defunción con el Boletín Estadístico de Defunción (CMD/BED. En la estadística nacional del año 2009 se detectó un aumento inusual en las defunciones por diabetes mellitus (DM y enfermedad hipertensiva (HTA en relación a la tendencia en años anteriores. El objetivo del trabajo es estudiar las causas documentales del aumento y describir los procedimientos y consecuencias en las tasas tras la revisión y recodificación de ambas causas. Métodos: Se revisaron todas las certificaciones de defunciones de 2009 por DM e HTA en la Región de Murcia (casos=670 según pautas previas de recodificación directa o tras consulta al médico certificador. Se diseñó una encuesta telefónica al médico certificador para determinar la exactitud de la pauta de recodificación. Se calculó el índice Kappa e intervalo de confianza (IC95% entre las causas iniciales y recodificadas. Se estimó la tasa de confirmación e IC95% tras consulta telefónica; y las tasas totales y específicas por edad del año 1999 a 2009 con y sin corrección para DM e HTA. Resultados: Los casos concordantes fueron el 37% en DM y 29% HTA. El índice Kappa entre causas iniciales y finales fue del 49% (IC95%, 45-54%. Las tasas de confirmación fueron del 47% (IC95%, 43 a 52% para DM y del 38% (IC95%, 34 a 43% para HTA. Las tasas iniciales anuales del año 2009 para DM se corrigieron de 21,4 por cien mil habitantes a 17,1, y de 19,0 a 14,0 para HTA. Las respectivas tasas específicas por edad de 70 a 84 y más años presentaron reducciones similares. Conclusiones: La revisión restableció la tendencia temporal de la mortalidad por DM e HTA en 2009, e identificó que no tuvo variaciones respecto a años anteriores. Se detectó que la cumplimentación errónea de DM e HTA provenía del CMD/BED.

  17. La evaluación en educación primaria como punto de partida para el desarrollo de planes de mejora inclusivos en la Región de Murcia

    Pilar Arnaiz Sánchez


    Full Text Available Mejorar día a día con la finalidad de conseguir una educación de calidad e inclusiva es el desafío presente en la institución educativa. Precisamente, en aras de promover la educación que queremos, debemos determinar la brecha existente entre las prácticas y los ideales. La evaluación se convierte en una herramienta imprescindible para poder conocer donde nos encontramos y qué deberíamos cambiar para alcanzar nuestros fines. En este trabajo presentamos el proceso de autoevaluación llevado a cabo por cuatro centros de Educación Infantil y Primaria de la Región de Murcia con el deseo de conocer su realidad para cambiarla, mejorarla y fomentar la Inclusión en ellas. El instrumento utilizado ha sido la Guía de Autoevaluación de Centros para la Atención a la Diversidad desde la Inclusión (ACADI, en concreto la dimensión referida al Proceso Educativo. Su utilización ha permitido a las cuatro escuelas realizar un diagnóstico de la realidad presente en cada institución, e identificar las fortalezas y las debilidades existentes en los mismos con el fin de promover una educación para todos. El método utilizado consistió en una investigación evaluativa con carácter cooperativo, en la que se llevaron a cabo procesos de reflexión colegiados sobre la propia realidad y práctica, realizados desde el interior de la institución educativa por sus protagonistas. Los resultados del conjunto de los centros destacan como fortalezas la planificación y organización de la enseñanza, el respeto a los estilos de aprendizaje del alumnado y la evaluación tolerante. Las principales debilidades radican en la organización de la acción tutorial, el respeto a los ritmos y características individuales del alumnado, las relaciones centro-contexto-social y la implicación activa del alumnado en su propio aprendizaje. Se puede concluir indicando que conocer las posibilidades y las dificultades presentes en los centros es el primer paso a acometer

  18. Presence of Bartonella species in wild carnivores of northern Spain.

    Gerrikagoitia, Xeider; Gil, Horacio; García-Esteban, Coral; Anda, Pedro; Juste, R A; Barral, Marta


    The genus Bartonella was detected by PCR in 5.7% (12/212) of wild carnivores from Northern Spain. Based on hybridization and sequence analyses, Bartonella henselae was identified in a wildcat (Felis silvestris), Bartonella rochalimae in a red fox (Vulpes vulpes) and in a wolf (Canis lupus), and Bartonella sp. in badgers (Meles meles).

  19. Presence of Bartonella Species in Wild Carnivores of Northern Spain

    Gerrikagoitia, Xeider; Gil, Horacio; García-Esteban, Coral; Anda, Pedro; R.A. Juste; Barral, Marta


    The genus Bartonella was detected by PCR in 5.7% (12/212) of wild carnivores from Northern Spain. Based on hybridization and sequence analyses, Bartonella henselae was identified in a wildcat (Felis silvestris), Bartonella rochalimae in a red fox (Vulpes vulpes) and in a wolf (Canis lupus), and Bartonella sp. in badgers (Meles meles).

  20. Integrating Art Education Models: Contemporary Controversies in Spain

    Belver, Manuel; Ulln, Ana; Acaso, Mara


    In this article, a basic controversy for art education in Spain is analysed, and its antecedents in thought and social and artistic practices are reviewed. The controversy refers to the question whether school art education should be oriented towards the fine arts or towards the manual arts. Consequently, which should be the cultural model of…