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15 de Novembro de 2019.

The History of Finland

I chose Finland because it is the most eco-friendly country in the world. This is the outcome based on the EPI: The Environmental Performance Index. It’s a useful tool to measure the green credentials of various countries around the world. The EPI assesses a country’s eco-performance across nine categories: agriculture, air quality, biodiversity and habitat, climate and energy, forests, fisheries, health impacts, water resources, and water and sanitation. Now the question I ask myself is how this came to be? What is the reason that they excel in this field? Why do they manage to prioritize this green quest, where other countries fail to do so? And more importantly, can we learn something from them? It all boils down to […]
14 de Novembro de 2019.

Propina mínima aumenta 45 euros

Subida do salário mínimo faz aumentar para 825 euros o valor mais baixo pago por um curso superior. Apenas os politécnicos de Beja e Bragança terão que subir os preços. O valor mínimo das propinas que podem ser cobradas nas instituições públicas de ensino superior vai sofrer, no próximo ano, um aumento de 45 euros, em resultado da subida do valor do salário mínimo nacional, anunciado esta quarta-feira pelo primeiro-ministro. Esse impacto deve ser sentido apenas em dois institutos politécnicos. Ao contrário do valor da propina máxima, que é actualizado com base no Índice de Preços ao Consumidor, um indicador calculado pelo Instituto Nacional de Estatística – e que, este ano, sofreu uma descida extraordinária de mais de 200 euros, frutos das negociações […]
14 de Novembro de 2019.

Segurança rodoviária e telemóveis

Presidente da Prevenção Rodoviária Portuguesa defende que risco de falar em sistema de mãos livres, apesar de ser legal, é quase igual ao de ter telemóvel na mão durante a condução. Os portugueses estão entre os condutores que mais utilizam o telemóvel enquanto conduzem, revela um estudo efectuado em cinco países europeus e nos EUA e que esta quarta-feira foi apresentado em Lisboa. Dos mil portugueses inquiridos neste estudo, quase três quartos (74%) admitiram usar o telemóvel ao volante e apenas 13% garantiram que o colocam fora do seu alcance durante as viagens de automóvel. O impacto deste problema nos acidentes não é estudado pelas autoridades em Portugal. Os dados são extraídos do estudo Global Driving Safety Survey, levado a […]
13 de Novembro de 2019.

Saúde oral dos portugueses

O Barómetro da Saúde Oral faz um retrato do estado da dentição dos portugueses e indica que cerca de 10% não tem qualquer dente — mas cada vez têm mais opções de dentes substitutos, sublinha o relatório. Mais de 30% dos portugueses não vão ao dentista ou só o fazem em caso de urgência e quase 10% não tem qualquer dente, segundo o Barómetro da Saúde Oral de 2019. De acordo com os dados a que a Lusa teve acesso, há 6,8% de portugueses que nunca vão a consultas de medicina dentária e 24,8% que só vão em caso de urgência, dados que se têm mantido inalterados desde que o barómetro começou a ser feito, em 2014. Mais de um […]
13 de Novembro de 2019.

A Europe of Nations

The country has had its hand in one of the biggest events in world history, the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand by Gavrilo Princip in 1914. Bosnia and Herzegovenia is a fascinating country to study, it is a fairly recent country (in terms of being independent and having defined borders) stemming from the collapse of Yugoslavia in 1992.  Since the end of Yugoslavia it has encountered terrible wars and a lot of ethnic tensions. The reason for this comes from a long and complicated history that saw ethnic groups bound together under empires. Firstly the Ottoman Empire, secondly, the Austro-Hungarian, and lastly, the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. What happened between 1992-95 was the worst humanitarian disaster Europe faced since […]
12 de Novembro de 2019.

Amianto ainda em Portugal

Alerta é da plataforma SOS-Amianto, que neste último ano recebeu mais de duas centenas de denúncias e testemunhos sobre a presença deste material em edifícios e de quem já adoeceu por via da exposição a esta fibra. Cerca de 53 mil toneladas de matérias perigosas, entre as quais figura o amianto, foram importadas para Portugal entre 2016 e 2017, últimos anos com dados disponíveis. A que se juntaram, no mesmo período, 727 toneladas de resíduos contendo amianto com o objectivo de serem depositadas em aterros. Os números deste negócio foram evocados nesta terça-feira pela plataforma SOS-Amianto, criada há um ano pela associação ambientalista Quercus e têm por base dados do Instituto Nacional de Estatística (INE) e da Agência Portuguesa do […]
11 de Novembro de 2019.

The History of Belgium

The name ‘Belgium’ is said to come from Belgae tribes that lived in the northern part of what was then Gaul around the 3rd century BC. Belgium is well known for its famous cuisine; its chocolate and waffles, but how much do we actually know about its history? There is a lot of speculation about where the Belgae tribes originated, but many scholars think that they started themselves. They were described as ‘the bravest of them all’ and Julius Caesar found it difficult to conquer them. It took him four years before he succeeded in 53BC. Caesar also found them very different to the other tribes in Gaul. Belgium was part of the Holy Roman Empire and remained part of […]
10 de Novembro de 2019.

NASA expõe o seu 1.º avião elétrico

A agência norte-americana pretende pôr esta aeronave a voar até ao final de 2020. A NASA, que é sobretudo conhecida pelos seus lançamentos para o espaço, mostrou a primeira versão do seu primeiro avião totalmente eléctrico, o X-57 Maxwell. A apresentação aconteceu na última sexta-feira no seu laboratório de aeronáutica no deserto da Califórnia, EUA. Adaptada a partir de um avião a hélice com um motor duplo fabricado em Itália – o Tecnam P2006T –, o X-57 tem estado a ser desenvolvido desde 2015 e está a menos de um ano do seu primeiro teste de voo nos céus da base da Força Aérea de Edwards, na Califórnia. Mas antes de lhe agregarem os dois maiores motores eléctricos (entre os […]
9 de Novembro de 2019.

Small Country with a Big History

Its capital is Valletta, which is the smallest national capital in the European Union by area at 0.8 km². Officially known as the Republic of Malta, it is a Southern European island country consisting of an archipelago in the Mediterranean Sea. It lies 80 km south of Italy, 284 km east of Tunisia and 333 km north of Libya. With a population of about 475,000 over an area of 316 km2 its makes Malta the world’s tenth smallest and fifth most densely populated country. Malta has been inhabited since approximately 5900 BC. Its location in the centre of the Mediterranean has historically given it great strategic importance as a naval base, with a succession of powers having contested and ruled […]
8 de Novembro de 2019.

Chumbos já não são uma realidade

“É muito importante que se perceba que a alternativa não é, nem pode ser, entre chumbar ou passar sem saber”, defende Maria Emília Brederode Santos, que pede estratégias para que os alunos aprendam sem terem de reprovar. Portugal é um dos países da OCDE com taxas de reprovação mais elevadas. O Conselho Nacional de Educação (CNE) defende que chumbar um aluno “não serve para nada” e acredita que combater esta prática não será uma porta ao facilitismo porque a ideia não é “passar sem saber”. Para a presidente do CNE, Maria Emília Brederode Santos, a recente polémica em torno do programa do Governo de reduzir ao mínimo os chumbos no ensino básico não pode ser vista como um quadro a preto e […]
10 de Abril de 2019.

Princess Sisi of Austria

Very popular with the Austrian people. Sisi was born on Christmas Eve in 1837 as the second daughter of Duke Maximilian and Duchess Ludovika in Bavaria, Germany. In 1853 she met her cousin Emperor Franz Joseph, who was going to marry her sister Helene. Franz Joseph of Austria fell in love with Sisi immediately and decided to marry her instead of her sister. They married, when Sisi was 16 years old. The marriage did not work out: Sisi was an independent girl and totally unprepared for the strict protocol at court, an ambitious stepmother and a busy husband who struggled to fight revolutionary and separatist tendencies in the Habsburg Empire. The court society of Vienna was making fun of her, […]
8 de Abril de 2019.

Maria Theresa

She became Empress of the Austrian-Hungarian Empire. The 13/05/1717 was a day Austrian history will never forget, it was the day the one and only female Empress in the Habsburg dynasty ever was born. Even at the young age of 23, she became Empress of the Austrian-Hungarian Empire. She occupied this position for 40 years. Actually, to clarify, officially her husband Franz Stephan the First was the Emperor, but she actively ruled the empire. Franz Stephan was only in charge of the Austrian finances. Maria Theresa is most known for making education compulsory but also establishing the potato as staple which was a great service for the Austrian society. The “Mrs. Emperor”, as she was called by the Austrians, was […]
5 de Abril de 2019.

The second Queen of the Netherlands

Princess of the Netherlands, Princess of Oranje-Nassau, Duchess of Mecklenburg and Princess of Lippe-Biesterfeld. Juliana Louise Emma Marie Wilhelmina was the queen of the Netherlands between the 4th of September 1948 and 30th of April 1980 and was married to Prince Bernhard van Lippe-Biesterfeld. Together they had four daughters called Beatrix, Irene, Margriet, and Christina. In 2004 she died at the age of 94. An interesting story about Queen Juliana is that at the age of 19 she had to find her husband to secure the throne. The requirements were that the man should be Protestant, a foreigner and to be part of a Royal House that had ruled at least until 1918. The mother of Juliana, called Wilhelmina, used […]
3 de Abril de 2019.

Wladyslaw III of Poland

According to a Portuguese legend, the Polish king didn’t die in Varna but he settled in Madeira. Wladyslaw Warnenczyk was King of Poland, Hungary, and Croatia until his death at the age of 20, at the Battle of Varna in 1444. He was the first-born son of Wladyslaw Jagiello who was the founder of the Jagiellonian dynasty. The battle of Varna was a decisive Ottoman victory over the crusader alliance, led by Wladyslaw Warnenczyk and John Hunyadi-voivode of Transylvania, a leading Hungarian military and political figure. The young king was killed while personally leading his own 500-strong royal Polish heavy cavalry company to directly attack the Sultan who was protected by the guard cavalry and formidable Janissary infantry. The Janissaries […]
1 de Abril de 2019.

The golden age of Poland

Zygmunt moved Poland’s capital from Cracow to Warsaw “The Golden Age of Poland” occurred during the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, formally, the Crown of the Kingdom of Poland and the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, the largest and most populous countries in Europe at that time. In its largest territorial extent, the Commonwealth covered almost 1 million square km and sustained a multi-ethnic population of 11 million. Religious freedom was guaranteed by the Warsaw Confederation in 1537, which made the country one of the most tolerant. Another interesting fact is that between 1573–1795, kings to the Polish throne were selected in so-called “free elections”, disrespecting the rule of dynastic succession. The first free election took place after the last monarch of Jagiellonian dynasty died […]
29 de Março de 2019.

Henry II of France

The twenty-fifth Capetian King of France and the son of Francis I. He is the perfect representative of the figure of a French Renaissance monarch. Indeed, under his reign (from 1547 to 1559), a lot of great writers had the opportunity to enrich the classical literature of the country. We can think for example at Montaigne, Ronsard, Du Bellay and many more. It is also at that time that the new creative and artistic movement of La Pleiade emerged. When Henry was very young, he was made the prisoner of Emperor Charles Quint, being exchanged for his father’s freedom. He is released four years later. At the age of fourteen, he is married to Catherine of Medicis with who he […]