What became of … Elmer Bennett: one of the best foreign bases in the history of the ACB

Bennett, with the jersey of Joventut, in a match against Real Madrid (Archive 20minutes).

We are going to speak today of one of those American basketball players who finds in Spain the last of his shoe and leave a legacy of good work and professionalism. It’s Elmer Bennett.

Who was it ?: An American base of the 90s and the last decade.

Why is he remembered ?: For his 11 years in the ACB, in teams of the caliber of Real Madrid, Baskonia or Joventut.

What happened to him ?: He retired in 2008 in the ranks of CB Sevilla. Currently, he lives in Louisville, Kentucky, where he trains young people.

Did you know … ?: He entered the 1992 draft , but did not debut in the NBA until 1995.

– Atlanta Hawks chose him, but he never played with this team.

– In that draft , number 1 was Shaquille O’Neal and 2, Alonzo Mourning.

– He was the ACB’s top assistant for five consecutive seasons.

– In Baskonia and Joventut coindició with Jose Calderón and Ricky Rubio, respectively, of which he is considered his teacher.

– Only played 21 games in the NBA, in which averaged 2.3 points.

– In Vitoria they renamed him ‘Benito’.

– In his career ACB (361 matches) averaged 11.7 points, 5.1 assists and a rating of 13.8.

– He has two children, who were born in Vitoria.

– It measures 1.83 meters.

Biography, palmares, statistics: Elmer James Bennett was born in Evanston, Illinois, on February 13, 1970. Trained at Notre Dame, before debuting in the NBA he played in minor league teams such as the Rochester Renegade, the Grand Rapid Hoops, the Fargo-Moorhead Fever or the Oklahoma City Cavalry. In 1995 he made his NBA debut in the Cleveland Cavaliers. That same year he had his first European experience, at the Italian Scavolini Pesaro. He returned to play briefly in the Sixers and the following year he returned to the Cavalry. In 1996 he played in Lyon and returned to the NBA again to play in the Houston Rockets. In 1997 he played in the Denver Nuggets and again in the Cavalry. That same year he arrived in Baskonia, where he spent six seasons. Then he played two at Real Madrid, two at Joventut and one at Sevilla, where he retired. In his palmares he has a CBA, two Copas del Rey, two ACB and one Eurocopa of the FIBA.

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As always, credits to the reference website of the history of the ACB, that of Javier Ortiz.

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They uncover in Alicante a continued fraud in public subsidies and arrest 25 people

Fraude fiscal

A businessman paying in cash. GTRES

The National Police has uncovered a continuing fraud in obtaining public subsidies by a textile business group in Alicante , after arresting 25 people accused of having defrauded 484,608 euros in direct aid and over one million euros in loans in five years without interests

Those arrested allegedly falsified invoices from suppliers to obtain economic aid summoned by state and autonomous public agencies, according to a statement from the National Police.

The police investigations were initiated after the complaint of an extrabajador of a textile business group of Alicante In addition to the business group investigated, agents found that fourteen companies located in the provinces of Alicante, Murcia, Valencia and Barcelona would have been necessary cooperators of this illegal activity .


Of the twenty-five people allegedly involved in the plot, twenty-four were arrested in Alicante and one in Barcelona.

The investigations began after a complaint from a former textile company , who said that in the period of time in which he was part of the merchant, just over a year, he was aware of the systematic, organized and continued falsification of invoices for obtaining subsidies improperly.

Last May, the agents captured the two top managers of the company for an alleged crime of fraud to public subsidies and registered the headquarters of that society, where they intervened documentation, among other effects.

The other 23 people allegedly involved in the plot were arrested in the next phases of the operation. The police officers verified the existence of duplicate invoices with different concepts, adapted to what was required in the calls for subsidies, and that they had also falsified documents to obtain these aids.

Likewise, they found out that, when the company was aware of the call for a public subsidy, its representatives met with those responsible for a textile business association, in charge of mediating between the merchant and the public body granting the aid.

Justification of expenses

Afterwards, the association sent him a document detailing the justification of expenses, the use of suppliers , the minimum amount to justify, the period of the invoices to explain the expenses and their concept.

With all this information, the textile company gathered the necessary documentation -nolines and certificates, mainly- to request the help.

It also extracted a list of the accounts of the merchant of the supplier and the desired date for the justification of the expenses , while selecting the necessary invoices to reach the minimum required in the subsidy.

For its part, the supplier company altered the concept of previously sent invoices and sent it back to the textile merchant. Thus, the mercantile presented the modified invoices and the required documentation to the public body , which paid the subsidy requested in its entirety when it ignored the irregularity of that justification.

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SMEs in countries with debt crisis pay 85% more for financing, according to Funcas

SMEs in countries with debt crisis pay 85% more for financing, according to Funcas

  • According to data from February 2012, Spanish SMEs supported a higher banking interest rate by 77% than the German ones.
  • They are the conclusions of an article in the last issue of ‘Cuadernos de Información Económica’ of the Foundation of Savings Banks (Funcas).
  • The author believes the banking union is “urgent” and says that in countries such as Spain or Greece, bank rates are influenced by the risk premium, not by the ECB.
Monedas y billetes de euro

Several coins and euro bills. GTRES

Small and medium-sized enterprises ( SMEs ) have the most difficult access to finance in European countries that have suffered from the debt crisis, the so-called distressed countries : Cyprus, Spain, Greece, Ireland, Portugal, Italy and Slovenia.

Since 2007, in these countries, bank interest rates have skyrocketed, investments have declined and, in addition, austerity policies have had more consequences, for example, in the deficit.

For this reason, companies in these countries pay 85% more for their financing than the rest, according to Joaquín Maudos, Professor of Economic Analysis at the University of Valencia, in the latest issue of Economic Information Notebooks of the Fundación de Savings Banks (Funcas).

Maudos, who believes “urgent” banking union in Europe, adds that, according to the average monthly data of 2012, the interest rate in the eurozone of loans of less than one million euros is 164 basis points higher than those of higher amount, but that in the distressed countries the extra cost in the financing of companies is 270 points (loans of less than one million) and 208 (of more than one million), hence the extreme situation of SMEs.

Differences between countries

If we talk about differences between countries , that a small or medium company is financed in Greece, Portugal and Cyprus is 50% more expensive than the European average; On the other hand, in countries such as Belgium, Luxembourg and Austria, the interest rate on loans is 40% cheaper. In the case of families, the country with the highest interest rate on consumer loans is Estonia (19.6%) and Finland with the lowest interest rate (3.7%).

In Spain, SMEs had a financing cost somewhat lower than the average for the euro area before 2008 , that is, before the crisis.

Afterwards, the trend changed and the interest rate stood at 195 points in 2012 over countries without a debt crisis (79%) and 105 points above the euro zone average (35%) ; with respect to German companies, Spanish companies had a higher banking interest rate of 77%, according to data from February last year.

Also, Spanish SMEs paid on average in 2012, the article said, an interest rate 238 points higher than large companies. 47% of Spanish SMEs, according to a recent ECB survey cited in the article, “declares that the willingness of banks to give financing has worsened in the last six months”.

Maudos blames all these differences between countries on the “financial fragmentation” of the European economy and explains that the interest rates set by banks are heavily influenced by the risk premium in distressed countries , rather than by Central Bank interventions European. As a result, it breaks “the main channel of transmission of monetary policy,” he says.


External financing

Another article of the magazine, signed by Pilar L’Hotellerie-Fallois and Javier Vallés, highlights that the central banks of the developed economies have printed an increasingly expansive tone to their monetary policies, “and have maintained it for a record time” .

In his opinion, the ability of monetary policy to support recovery is ” limited, and can not replace the processes of structural reforms or solve the solvency problems of the financial system.”

Finally, the article signed by María Jesús Fernández assures that an “overly optimistic” analysis is being made of the potential of the foreign sector in terms of the role it will play in the short term to introduce a “solid and sustained” recovery in the economy. .

“This should not be based solely on exports , but should be supported by the reactivation of domestic demand,” advises Fernandez.

Congress approves that the corrupt can not get out of prison without returning the money

  • Thus, the condemned must repair the damage caused before accessing the conditional freedom, according to the new reform of the Penal Code.
  • It will also be punished with fines of up to 500,000 euros illegal donations to parties, a threshold "too low", according to the opposition.
  • The PSOE has regretted that the PP does not address changes in tax crimes.
Congreso de los Diputados

Political mistakes that could not be made in a company. FORBES

The Commission of Justice of the Congress has approved the reform of the Penal Code that denies the conditional freedom to the condemned ones by corruption that do not return the money and will punish with fine the illegal donations to the parties until the 500,000 Euros, and with jail sentence the superiors .

One year and four months after its approval by the Government, the Commission has ruled, with the block rejection of the opposition, the flagship project of the Ministry of Justice for this term , which will be approved next week in the extraordinary plenary of the day twenty-one.

In the voting of the more than 900 amendments, of which a third have been accepted or transacted, the popular ones have defended the reviewable permanent prison and have maintained at 16 years the age of sexual consent that included the original reform, although the PP does not rule out that you can lower to 15 in the processing in the Senate, as suggested by the other groups.

Illegal donations to matches will be punished with fines of up to 500,000 euros

The package of anti-corruption measures has also gone ahead , including the requirement that those convicted of these crimes return the stolen money to the public coffers in order to have access to conditional freedom.

The popular deputy Leopoldo Barreda has explained the amendment by which those convicted of crimes against the public administration "must fulfill their pecuniary responsibilities and repair the damage caused before accessing probation," that is, the prison supervision judge will not grant parole if the convicted person does not return the stolen money.

In addition, the text introduces the crime of illegal financing of parties for people who give or receive illegal donations. The amounts below 500,000 euros will be punished with a penalty and those that exceed it will be a crime.

A threshold too low

The opposition has considered this threshold too low to argue that most donations do not reach such a high amount and therefore will not be punished by imprisonment but fines donations of less than 500,000 euros.

The socialist Manuel de la Rocha has lamented that the PP does not address changes in tax crimes , which are "present" in Spanish life as shown, has cited the case of the Infanta Cristina and her husband, Iñaki Urdangarin, or the extesorero of the PP Luis Bárcenas, reason why it has proposed to lower the type of 120,000 to 50,000 Euros to consider it fiscal crime, which has been rejected.

The text also maintains the figure of the crime of coercion to strike that the opposition has asked to repeal, although non-custodial sentences are included – mults – and the rates are reduced both for employers and for pickets, who will have more penalties higher than the first.

The judge must impose a penalty of imprisonment or a fine on the pickets

However, the novelty is that the judge will not be able to apply both punishments at the same time , that is, he will be inclined to impose a prison sentence or a fine.

On the other hand, the opposition has denounced the "outrage" in the processing of the text by introducing important modifications not subject to the reports of the State's advisory bodies, although the PP has explained that the changes deal with facts to the recommendations made by those organs, parties and various areas of civil society.

This has not been understood by the deputy Gaspar Llamazares of the Plural Left, who has disengaged himself from the vote as a sign of "disobedience" before the express processing of the articles, which will be approved next week by the House Plenary.

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"Without employment or money to pay for the doctor, returning to Mauritania is my only option"

  • Haej Samba was unable to renew his residence permit and has now run out of free health coverage like many others in an irregular situation.
  • He suffers from severe pain in his joints that makes it difficult for him to even climb stairs and he does not have money to pay for a specialist.
  • Now he survives thanks to social services and doing odd jobs that allow him to get the 200 euros needed to pay the rent.
  • "How will I pay the more than 700 euros that the Government asks us to have health coverage?" He asks.

An immigrant is transferred to an internment center on the island of Fuerteventura. Désirée Martín / Efe

The Haej Samba is one of the thousands of immigrants in an irregular situation in Spain who have been left without free health coverage , but the strong pain in the joints that has suffered has not disappeared, so, without money for medicines or to go to a specialist, confesses that returning to Mauritania is presented as the only option.

Haej Samba worked in Nouakchott as a ship mechanic, but in 2004 he decided to travel to Spain, where he started working in a fishing boat based in Vigo.

They stopped paying us and we had to fish at night and sell the fish by day in order to eat. In Galicia, the situation became untenable: " They stopped paying us and we had to fish at night and sell the fish during the day so we could eat," he says. an interview.

Perhaps the time he spent on the high seas, exposed to the cold and humidity, is the cause of just 41 years suffering a severe pain in the joints , especially in the knees, which limits even to climb stairs.

Looking for work in Fuerteventura

In those years, Fuerteventura continued to be the golden dream for thousands of immigrants, since the binomial construction-tourism was able to feed the majoreros, but also the thousands of foreigners who came to the place.

The call of a family member put El Haej Samba on alert and, soon after, he moved to Fuerteventura, where he did not take long to get a job in the construction, but he was not so lucky to get the desired labor contract .

"The businessman promised to regularize my situation if he worked weekends and holidays, but never fulfilled the promise, " he laments, while he says that in Mauritania he has a wife and an 18-month-old son whom he has not yet been able to meet.

After staying three years in Fuerteventura, he obtained a temporary residence permit for his roots and in 2008 he received a job offer as a mechanic in a car workshop in Gran Canaria.

The arrival of the crisis

Life started to smile at this man, but the crisis also came to the workshop and in 2009 he lost his job . And, when he went to renew his residence permit, he was denied.

"They told me that I did not have the quoted months that the law required in order to renew the permit, so, without the proper papers, I could not continue working legally," he clarifies.

I was told that I did not have the quoted months required by law to renew the permit While this series of misfortunes happened in the life of El Haej Samba, his health began to weaken, the knee pains increased and, by the end of 2011 , he went to get some x-rays. However, when he asked for an appointment for the specialist, they told him that he had run out of health cards because he did not have a job and nobody informed him about the possibility of requesting public health care for people without resources.

It will be more difficult to obtain it now after the entry into force on September 1 of Decree 16/2012 that restricts the health coverage of people in an irregular situation .

Hang on thanks to social services

The Haej Samba survives with the help of the social services of the municipality where he lives and doing odd jobs with which he gets the 200 euros he needs to pay the rent.

"How will I pay the more than 700 euros that the Government asks us to have health coverage?" He asks.

The Haej Samba has asked for help from some friends who live in Lerida and Jaén to be able to pay for a specialist in private healthcare, because their pains are increasing. Other immigrants have told him about using another person's health card, since the document does not have a photograph, but he does not want problems and prefers to do things legally .

Many of his compatriots have already started to leave Fuerteventura for lack of work and his mind also plans the idea of returning to Mauritania , paying attention to his grandfather's saying: "If you do not know where you are going, better return to where you came from".

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Rürup Rente Test 2014: HUK-Coburg, Allianz and Europe are ahead


Rürup Rente Test 2014: HUK-Coburg, Allianz and Europe are ahead

The current Rürup Rente Test 2014 examines both classic and unit-linked products. The Institute for Retirement and Financial Planning (IVFP) is the winner of the test for HUK-Coburg, Allianz and Europa. Despite good potential returns still too few savers trust in the so-called tax-interest-effect of Rürup pension.
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The current Rürup Rente Test 2014 shows that the top providers of the previous years can again place themselves at the top. When it comes to security and return, companies stick to what they have promised in the past. These two areas are also heavily weighted in the latest research. The so-called tax-interest-rate effect, with which both the Riester and Rürup pensions work, is currently particularly noteworthy. The managing director of the IVFP, Michael Hauer, explains: “The difference between the tax relief of the (pension) contribution and the (subsequent) pension taxation is currently a respectable ten percent. Between 2020 and 2025, this will even increase to 15 percent. ” The Rürup pension – or basic pension – offers tax benefits and the returns for savers are not solely due to interest income. Therein lies the strength of pension products.

“The basic pension is particularly suitable for the 50plus generation due to its tax advantage . Anyone who is currently complaining about too low interest rates on their savings should be able to calculate the tax-interest-effect on the basic pension – after-tax returns of over four percent are possible. “

Michael Hauer, Managing Director of the IVFP

Test winner in the Rürup Rente Test 2014

The Rürup Rente Test 2014 examines three different investment models of private old-age provision: the classic Rürup pension and the unit-linked Rürup pension with and without a contribution guarantee. Anyone who invests in funds can generally achieve higher returns. However, this also entails a greater risk of loss. Customers who choose a contribution-guaranteed contract will have their paid-in chapter safe, but in the worst case they will have to forego capital gains. In the case of a unit-linked Rürup pension, the contributions either flow exclusively into investment funds (without contribution guarantee) or additionally into secure investments (with contribution guarantee). Depending on the provider, the money can be redeployed from poorly performing funds or it is fixed there.

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  • HUK-Coburg: Rürup pension tariff (overall grade 1.1)
  • Europe: basic pension (1,1)

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  • Alliance: Allianz BasisRente Invest alpha balance (1,4)
  • Alte Leipziger: ALfonds Basis (1,4)
  • Stuttgarter: Basic pension performance-safe (1,4)

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  • Europe: Funds Basic Pensions (1,2)
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How was tested in Rürup Rente Test 2014?

In the current 2014 Rürup Rente Test, a total of 74 performance criteria were examined in 126 tariffs. In addition to a secure corporate structure and good profits, flexibility and transparency were also crucial for the test result. For example, a good rating for transparency was provided by who exactly listed the costs of closing, sales and administration in one table. The test winners in the respective category were able to prove very good ratings (1.0), among other things.

Rürup Rente Test 2014 shows: 50 percent opt ​​for Rürup Rente

Although the private pension in the form of Rürup pension can achieve better profits than traditional capital-saving forms of savings, as a product in 2014 always “not yet arrived in sales.” This explained Michael Hauer to last year’s Rürup pension investigation of his institute. The Rürup pension was introduced to the self-employed about ten years ago. Those who are not eligible for the Riester pension can thus benefit from state support. Particularly worthwhile is the Rürup-saving for self-employed with a regular, good income – thus larger amounts can be deducted annually from the tax. Those who seek more in-depth advice on the possibilities of private old-age provision and have their personal tax advantage calculated decide on the basic pension in around 50 percent of the cases – according to the results of the IVFP.

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Without money and with parents, but happy

Young people between the ages of 15 and 29 want to be emancipated, but they do not have a stable job or their salary does not reach them; they give great importance to friendship and see the 'botellón' as a social relation; They are tolerant and optimistic
The majority of young Spaniards (69%) aged 15 to 29 are forced to live with their parents, although many (67%) would like to enjoy their own home. 60% claim that lack of work prevents them from becoming independent. Although they have low salaries, they are optimistic and happy or very happy (49.6%). 90% is tolerant of other races, religions, etc. For the most part, the most important thing is friends. 45% are studying.

This is the profile of the young Spaniards drawn by the Youth Report in Spain 2004 , carried out by the Youth Institute (Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs). The sample is 5,014 interviews and covers the entire national territory.

For necessity

The young prolong their stay in the house of the parents in order to continue studying to face the labor market, as explained by the authors of the study on presenting it. «Many times they make their own lives; they are not with the parents for the comforts, rather it is a necessity ", explains Jaime Andreu, one of the professors who has prepared the report.

How to get money is one of the biggest problems: 76% lack complete economic autonomy, and only 21% live mainly on their income. The leisure activity in which they invest more money is in going out with friends (60%); the cinema follows him by far (13%).

Have fun together

Among the forms of entertainment, and apart from drinking traditionally with friends, the bottle is still booming, that beyond a drinking meeting is interpreted by the majority as a form of social relationship, according to the authors of the study .

Victims of a great consumerism, young people are the ones who use the most new technologies: nine out of ten usually use their mobile phones.

Foreigners have children before

In 2004, 450,000 young foreigners (aged between 16 and 29) lived in Spain in a regular situation. Of them, 4.1% live alone and 95.9%, accompanied by other people. Immigrants are more concerned about starting a family: foreigners have their first child at 21 years of age, while in Spain they are almost 23. With 72% of young immigrants who do not have children, 19% do. and, of them, 2% have more than three. 45% of young foreigners have a stable partner and live with her.

Difficult fatherhood

72.3% of those who live as a couple do not have children. Revenue is the main brake. Between 64 and 77% of men want to have children. This desire is between 76 and 86% of women.

With experience

81% have had satisfactory sexual relations. 9.9% of women became pregnant without wanting it. The age of the first experience is 17.3 years for them and 18 for them.

On weekend

66.7% of respondents had consumed alcohol during the last weekend, but they barely taste it every day. 58.3% said that they drink alcohol, 30.2% never drank and 11.5% drank, but no longer drink.

Differences by sex


Do you live with parents? 72% remain at the family's home. 21% have their own house. Half goes from home to 30.

What would you do if you had more money? 27.7% have it very clear: I would buy a car or a motorcycle if I could.

Why would you emigrate? 50.6% would leave the country for work. 32%, however, would never consider emigrating.

How much leisure do you have? They have 29.2 hours of free time per week.

How much do you watch? They spend 28.5 hours watching television.

How many books did you read in the last year? 21.4% only read between two and three books last year.

Do you read newspapers? 30.9%, daily. 20 minutes is the only free they say they read in the survey.

Do you use the internet? 43.7% use the Network an average of 9 hours a week.

Do you smoke? 32.3% smoke.

Cannabis use? 46.6% have tried it and 16.20% smoke it.

Do you devote time to domestic work? 33.1% do domestic chores, but less than them. Half do it only during the weekend.


Do you live with parents? 65% live with their parents. 27%, in own house. 50% becomes independent at 29.

What would you do if you had more money? Women are more imprecise: they would do more things, but they do not usually specify which ones.

Why would you emigrate? 49.5% would leave Spain for work reasons.
29.8% would not leave the country.

How much leisure do you have? They enjoy a total of 27.1 hours a week.

How much do you watch? They spend 26.5 hours in front of the television.

How many books did you read in the last year? They read more: 25.7%, two or three books a year. 18% read four to six.

Do you read newspapers? 20.2%, every day. In the survey they only say read a free: 20 minutes.

Do you use the internet? 38.7% have an Internet connection (they sail 9 hours per week).

Do you smoke? They are more addicted to tobacco: they smoke 35.2%.

Cannabis use? 27.3% have tried it and 7.3% consume it.

Do you devote time to domestic work? The vast majority (78%) devote hours to work at home. They organize themselves better than they do, since they distribute household chores between all the days of the week.

The Xunta triples in 2016 the aid to farmers affected by attack of wolves to 360,000 euros

The Xunta triples in 2016 the aid to farmers affected by attack of wolves to 360,000 euros

The aid order, which is being advanced in more than three months, seeks to meet the payment of the 2014 and 2015 arrears of about 180,000 euros

The Official Gazette of Galicia (DOG) has published on Monday the order of aid from the Xunta to farmers for wolf attacks, which this year triples its economic departure to 360,000 euros to meet late payments, and advances its entry into force almost four months compared to last year.


This was reported Monday by the Conservation Director of Conservation of Nature, Ana María Díaz, in the sub-delegation of the Government in Ourense, where she presented the main novelties of a plan in great demand in recent months by Galician producers due to the increase in attacks of the wolves on the cattle hut.

This year, two novelties are included, on the one hand the hurry in the approval of economic aid, which traditionally had no green light until April or May. On the other hand, the increase “by three”, going from the 106,000 euros topped in recent years to reach 360.00 euros.

“With previous budgets could not meet all the applications for damage accredited Galician farmers, which were dragging some debts with these farmers,” said Diaz.

Debt of the xunta of 180,000 euros

The objective of this increase will be “to face the accredited arrears and the damages of 2016”, however, the order itself leaves an open door to increase the final endowment “if this budget was not enough”.

“We have to be faster in the payment of compensation,” said Diaz, who proposes for next year that the processing of aid and the work of technicians sent to assess whether the damage was caused by wolves or feral dogs “be faster”.

In fact, Díaz has said that, at present, the Xunta maintains a debt of between 170,000 and 180,000 euros with farmers affected by the attacks of the wolves.

Type of aid

The aid approved by the Xunta for livestock farmers varies depending on the dead animal, its species, age and size, and the amount is decided by an environmental technician who is based on the technical tables approved by the Galician Government.

Thus, the amount can vary from 26 euros for a res of sheep to more than 1,600 in the case of cattle. Although these figures depend on the age and weight of the animal.

In addition, farmers who exercise their work in the so-called Zone One, which is where the presence of wolf packs is more common, increases the compensation by 30%.

This Zone One covers nine municipalities of the province of A Coruña, 13 City Councils in the province of Lugo; 15 from the province of Ourense and nine from Pontevedra.


Areas with more attacks

The areas where the attacks of these canids are more numerous are in the mountains of Lugo and Ourense. Between 2013 and 2015, the municipalities where the greatest number of wolf attacks have been concentrated are: Abadín, Muras and O Valadouro, in Lugo; Maceda and Montederramo, in Ourense; A Estrada, in Pontevedra, and Vimianzo, Carballo and A Capelada, in A Coruña.

Among the measures that the Xunta contemplates to face the attacks of the wolf is the possibility of hunting beaten. Although, Ana María Díaz, points out that “they are approved when the damage is very large”, but normally the batidas do not finish with the hunting of any wolf.

“The hunters confirm that they are very intelligent animals, and that almost never hunts anyone during the batidas”, explained the head of the Xunta.

In particular, the main objective of these batidas “is not the death of the animal, but to make the herds are dispersed” and thus reduce their pressure on livestock.

There will be no aid for farmers affected by the boar

Also, the general director of Conservation da Natureza has referred to the increase in damage of feral pigs in the Galician Community, although discards that from the Xunta is going to start up some kind of aid for affected farmers.

“At the moment we are talking with hunting theaters to see what are the best moments to make batidas”, he indicated. In this regard, he reported that during 2015 some 2,900 battles against wild boar were approved.

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Corsican agricultural credit: an island of kindness. The bank granted loans and wages without justification.

Ajaccio envoy

Although it is now one of the most powerful men in Corsica, by the grace of Jean Baggioni, the former head of the RPR who took on his list to regional, Jean-Claude is in Guazzelli the eye of the cyclone. Not because two of his brothers are stuck to organized crime, but because he has been elected to the Executive Council of Corsica, especially for Development and Finance, and is also the former CEO of Credit agricultural, which watered so many friends that all Corsica is sitting on a powder keg.

“Progress Rate”. After a fortnight of expertise of the accounts of the regional office of the green bank, the General Inspectorate of Finance sent a hearty “Circular step” in the prosecutor, which opened as a dry legal information covering almost all imaginable financial crimes. Including misuse of corporate assets, which explicitly aims Jean-Claude Guazzelli. Credit Agricole has indeed granted a subsidized loan to one of the brothers, Angeot Guazzelli, which is theoretically “building contractor”. The slate has been cleared by the government of Alain Juppe. Investigators are also interested in the very comfortable salary of Jean-Claude Guazzelli still employed by the green bank, company car, he made reluctantly and with PV were paid by the regional office, and his official residence, the Villa Apsara in Ajaccio.

To boost a little the zeal of the police, Matignon has entrusted the bank’s survey in the general direction of the police, who sent fourteen militaries specialized in financial analysis.

Largess. There are not that Guazzelli. François Musso, former deputy European RPR and new head of the regional office, who willingly posed as a friend of Jacques Chirac, is also on trial. He touched between three and four million francs loan, then it is not primarily a farmer. Michael Valentini, the respectable head of the Chamber of Agriculture of Upper Corsica, will have to also explain how his wife has been able to reach several million francs while Credit Agricole is managing partner of a bar in Bastia. Jean-Louis Rocca-Serra’s brother Denis, an eternal opponent of his cousin John Paul in Porto-Vecchio, also received money while he is employed by a gaming house. A director of the regional office was able to buy four sports cars through a loan from Credit Agricole, theoretically for mounting a pig, but that was used to open a restaurant ” Real farmers are not in on it, with few exceptions, ensures an investigator. But we discover incredible things. “Jean-Claude Guazzelli shrugs his broad.” Nobody asks why it now pours the torrent of shit. You’re not curious, you, the tabloid press. “.