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19 de Março de 2019.

Poluição do ar duplica em Portugal

Investigadores estimam que, em Portugal e durante 2015, a poluição do ar tenha causado 15 mil mortes, ou seja, 138 mortes por cada 100 mil habitantes. Problemas cardiovasculares provocam quase um terço dos óbitos, mas os cardiologistas alertam que as pessoas não estão conscientes do problema. Afinal, a poluição do ar pode ser responsável por mais mortes do que aquelas que a Agência Europeia do Ambiente (EEA, na sigla inglesa) e a Organização Mundial de Saúde (OMS) estimavam. Em Portugal, as estimativas dos cientistas apontam para cerca de 15 mil mortes provocadas pela inalação de partículas finas e outros poluentes, em 2015. As estimativas anteriores, da EEA, indicavam que seriam 6690 também nesse ano. A conclusão é de uma investigação, […]
18 de Março de 2019.

Queda de Meteoro quase despercebida

O meteoro entrou na atmosfera terrestre a 18 de Dezembro do último ano, mas a explosão só agora foi divulgada pela NASA. Foi a maior dos últimos 30 anos. A explosão de um meteoro aquando da sua entrada na atmosfera terrestre libertou dez vezes mais energia do que a bomba atómica lançada no final da II Guerra Mundial sobre Hiroxima, no Japão. Ainda assim, o episódio quase passou despercebido. A explosão deu-se a 18 de Dezembro do último ano, mas só agora foi divulgada pela NASA (Administração Nacional da Aeronáutica e Espaço). A explosão do meteoro, que se transformou numa bola de fogo que caiu no mar de Bering, no extremo norte do oceano Pacífico, foi detectada pelos satélites militares […]
17 de Março de 2019.

Karl der Große

Karl der Große – Carolus Magnus/Charlemagne. Born into the second ruler house of what is nowadays known as France, Charlemagne has proclaimed the French king in 768. His importance as a German monarch began with the Saxon Wars (772-804) when he invaded Saxony with the intent to conquer, a goal he finally reached after 32 years of brutal and bloody battles. One of his main motivations was to get present-day Germany to unify Europe under the Christian cross, which is why he was and always will be known as the Father of Europe. The height of his power was in the year 800 when he was proclaimed Emperor by Pope Leo II. His crowning turned him into “Augustus Imperator Renovatio […]
15 de Março de 2019.

11.ª edição do rs4e

Curso Intensivo em Empreendedorismo e Inovação Empresarial. Pelo décimo primeiro ano consecutivo, a Startup Madeira, em conjunto com a Vice-presidência do Governo Regional, irá promover o Curso Intensivo em Empreendedorismo e Inovação Empresarial. Esta iniciativa está inserida no âmbito do projeto rs4e e tem a duração de 3 dias (15 a 17 de abril de 2019), na Estalagem do Mar, São Vicente. Este curso destina-se a alunos que estejam a frequentar Universidades e Institutos Politécnicos, em qualquer área de formação e nível de ensino (Licenciaturas, Pós-graduações, Mestrados ou Doutoramentos) e a inscrição poderá ser feita até 28 de março. A participação no curso não implica qualquer pagamento por parte dos participantes, pois este curso faz parte de um programa cofinanciado […]
15 de Março de 2019.

The short king of Poland

A small man who was a great king. In XIV century Poland had a king of Piast dynasty, who was famous because of his height. Wladyslaw became the King at the age of 52 years old and his way to achieve this position wasn’t easy. He was the middle son of Kazimierz I Kujawski, his two older brothers were almost adults when he was born. However, they were actually only half-brothers, because his father was married twice before he married the mother of Wladyslaw, Eufrozyna. A legend says that Eufrozyna tried to poison the older sons of Kazimierz I, so Wladyslaw who was still a baby at that time would inherit some lands after his father. The trap of Eufrozyna […]
13 de Março de 2019.

Livro Verde do Ensino Superior

Federação Académica de Lisboa publicou “Livro Verde” no qual avalia problemas vividos pelos estudantes do ensino superior. Quase metade das instituições de ensino superior continuam a ter edifícios não adaptados para alunos com Necessidades Educativas Especiais, alertou esta segunda-feira a Federação Académica de Lisboa (FAL) defendendo a urgência em corrigir estes casos potenciadores de exclusão social. Depois de há um ano ter apresentado o “Livro Negro do Ensino Superior”, a FAL lançou esta segunda-feira o “Livro Verde”, no qual faz uma avaliação dos problemas vividos pelos estudantes do ensino superior, dedicando um capítulo aos alunos com Necessidades Educativas Especiais (NEE). Ali estão descritas as principais dificuldades com que se deparam diariamente os estudantes com NEE, com destaque para a falta […]
13 de Março de 2019.

Independence of Finland

Independence Day was first celebrated in 1917. During the interregnum from the fall of Nicholas II to the end of the Finnish Civil War in 1918, sovereignty in Finland was exercised by the Finnish Parliament. And until the October Revolution and the declaration of independence by the Russian interim government which happened after the civil war, regents were appointed by the parliament and a new king was to be elected. The nation of Finland has never been an independent sovereign monarchy. No attempt to establish a fully-fledged Finnish monarchy has been successful. When it finally became established as a modern independent nation state it was, despite a very brief flirtation with a monarchy, in the form of a republic. And […]
12 de Março de 2019.

Patentes a custo zero

Empresas apenas pagarão royalties a partir de meio milhão de euros de facturação anual. Presidente da instituição defende que o actual modelo desperdiça recursos públicos. Entre patentes, modelos e desenhos com propriedade industrial, o Instituto Politécnico de Leiria (IPL) tem 228 registos activos (11 deles internacionais) de invenções suas protegidas. Destes, apenas dois estão a ser explorados por empresas. Para mudar esse panorama, o presidente da instituição, Rui Pedrosa, quer mudar as regras de licenciamento e disponibilizá-lo a custo zero. “Salvo raríssimas excepções, a propriedade industrial serve para enriquecer o currículo da instituição e dos investigadores, mas não está ao serviço do benefício económico”, considera o presidente do IPL. E isto acontece, diz, porque as instituições de ensino superior “não estão preparadas para […]
11 de Março de 2019.

Docentes e investigadores

Revisão dos estatutos das carreiras docente e de investigação vai ser defendida na segunda sessão da Convenção do Ensino Superior, que se realiza na próxima semana Os professores do ensino superior devem ter mais horas de serviço para dedicar à investigação, defendem os reitores. Ao mesmo tempo, os investigadores também deviam passar mais tempo nas salas de aulas. Para isso, será necessário rever os estatutos das carreiras de docente e de investigação. Os responsáveis das universidades públicas vão apresentar uma proposta nesse sentido, na próxima semana, durante a segunda sessão da Convenção do Ensino Superior. O actual estatuto da carreira docente universitária, cuja última revisão foi feita em 2010, estabelece que um professor deverá dar entre seis a oito horas […]
11 de Março de 2019.

Blanca I of Navarre

The third daughter of King Carlos III and Leonor de Trastámara Blanca I of Navarre (Pamplona, 1385- Segovia, 1441), belonging to the dynasty of Évreux, was queen consort of Sicily between 1401-1409, and queen of Navarre from 1425 until her death. She was the third daughter of King Carlos III of Navarre, nicknamed “the Noble” and his wife Leonor de Trastámara. In 1402 her marriage was arranged with Martin the Younger, King of Sicily and heir of the Crown of Aragon. In 1408, Blanca is named regent of the kingdom of Sicily, when her husband leaves on a military expedition to the kingdom of Sardinia, from where he will never return since he died in Cagliari in 1409. The death of […]
8 de Março de 2019.

Prince Hans Adam II

Prince Hans Adam II. von und zu Liechtenstein. In Liechtenstein, we still have the monarchy, therefore I would like to introduce our Prince Hans Adam II. von und zu Liechtenstein. Prince Hans Adam II. von und zu Liechtenstein is currently the head and leader of the Liechtensteinian monarchy. He is currently 73 years old and was born on the 14th of February in 1945. He is the son of Franz Joseph II, Prince of Liechtenstein (1906–1989) and his wife Countess Georgina von Wilczek (1921–1989). He also bears the titles Duke of Troppau and Jägerndorf, and Count Rietberg. Hans-Adam is the richest monarch in Europe. In 1967 he married Countess Marie Aglaë Kinsky von Wchinitz und Tettau (born 1940) and together […]
6 de Março de 2019.

Belgian Monarch: King Boudewijn

Let’s talk about the most iconic king Belgium has had in its history. Boudewijn was born in 1930, son of Prince Leopold, and his mother Astrid of Sweden who died in an automobile accident in 1935. On 15th of December 1960 he married to Dona Fabiola, unfortunately, they had no children. Remarkable facts: He replaced his father, King Leopold, at the age of just 21 due to the unpopularity of the former king. – During Boudewijns reign, the Belgian Congo became the independent Democratic Republic of Congo. – Boudewijn attended the state funeral of John F. Kennedy in November 1963, as head of state of the Belgian state – in 1990 Boudewijn refused to sign a bill permitting abortion, the […]
4 de Março de 2019.

Friedrich Wilhelm III

Today’s article is about the German Emperor and King of Prussia He was born during the German monarchy on the 18th October 1831, in Potsdam and died at the age of 56, in June 1888. Friedrich was the son of the former Emperor Wilhelm the First and his wife Augusta. But the marriage wasn’t happy at all. Due to the fact that his parents had different opinions considering politics, Friedrich’s childhood was difficult and often lonely. His father was very conservative, so Friedrich had been raised in a military tradition since an early age. In spite of that, his mother had a more liberal point of view and persisted on an alternative to the military education, which was a classical […]
1 de Março de 2019.

Monument to the bombing of Wieluń

For the 70th Anniversary of Outbreak of World War II. The black, marbled monument consists of two parts: a sculpture and memorial beneath it. The sculpture presents the bust of a crying man. He is holding his head with both hands. His grief is caused by the death of people who died during the attack of German bombers, mostly patients of the hospital. The writing on the memorial includes the following information: “ This is a place where a memorable act of violence happened and Nazi crimes over a defenseless population of the city of Wieluń on the first of September 1939, at 4:40”. During the first hours of World War II, German dive bombers started bombing the city of […]
27 de Fevereiro de 2019.

The famous Royal Palace

The first Dutch historical and cultural monument of the Golden Age. The Royal Palace of Amsterdam is a palace on the Dam in the center of Amsterdam. Nowadays the palace is used by the Royal Family for reception occasions and exhibitions. The Palace was built in the style of the Dutch Classicism between 1648 and 1665 as a city hall and was designed by the architect Jacob van Campen. It cost around 8,5 million guilders. This was a lot of money, even during the 17th century well known as the Golden Age. Until the year of 1808, it served as a city hall. After that, the building was offered as a palace for King Lodewijk Napoleon. In 1813 the palace […]
25 de Fevereiro de 2019.

Notre-Dame of Amiens

The Cathedral of Amiens is known as the vastest one in France. In the heart of a rich agricultural region of Northern France, the City of Amiens developed itself along the valley of the Somme. The city had during the medieval period a great influence. Indeed, the beginning of the construction of the Cathedral in 1220 highlighted the large prosperity of the Diocese at the time. The edification was quite fast. By the end of the Thirteenth Century, the building was almost complete. By this fact, Notre-Dame of Amiens offers an architectural uniqueness which is missing in most of its contemporary rivals. Incidentally, the Cathedral mixed simultaneously flamboyant and rayonnant Gothic styles. It became thus a source of inspiration for […]