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25 de Março de 2019.

Sair da loja sem ir à caixa

Com o sistema da Sensei, câmaras registam o que os clientes levam para casa e as empresas recebem mais informação. A tecnologia levanta algumas questões laborais, mas a empresa garante que não quer lojas sem pessoas. Criar lojas sem filas, ao substituir as caixas de pagamento por câmaras e algoritmos. Essa é a visão da Sensei, uma startup portuguesa que desde 2017 está a desenvolver aquilo que descreve como um “sistema de retalho inteligente” para diminuir o tempo que as pessoas esperam para sair de uma loja depois de ter as compras feitas. A tecnologia deve chegar aos clientes ainda este ano. O PÚBLICO foi experimentar uma pequena loja de demonstração a funcionar em Lisboa. Só se entra com o […]
22 de Março de 2019.

Charles II

His reign is one of great interest to many historians Charles II may not be one of the greatest military masterminds or a sly and cunning political figure, but he is one of the most exuberant, flamboyant, and promiscuous kings that England possessed. Known as the ‘merry monarch’ and a licentious playboy, his reign is one of great interest to many historians. His philandering became popular due to his liaisons with his Cockney mistress, Nell Gwyn. Before Charles was restored to the throne in 1660, after the Commonwealth years under “boring” Oliver Cromwell, Charles had to find a wife. Various German Princesses were offered for examination, but Charles would usually dismiss them as “dull and foggy”. Charles had a relationship […]
21 de Março de 2019.

P.M. ambiciona reforma de florestas

Apresentação da estratégia da Empresa de Gestão e Desenvolvimento Florestal foi feita hoje. Objectivo: incentivar o emparcelamento de terrenos para reduzir a fragmentação da propriedade e da produção. O primeiro-ministro, António Costa, defendeu nesta quarta-feira, em Figueiró dos Vinhos, que o desafio do Estado é transformar a grande ameaça que tem sido a floresta numa fonte de riqueza para o território. Na apresentação da estratégia da Florestgal – Empresa de Gestão e Desenvolvimento Florestal, criada pelo Governo em Setembro de 2018, António Costa considerou que a reforma da floresta é “absolutamente essencial”, para que esta “possa ser, como tem de ser, um factor de riqueza colectiva”. Mas, para isso, “temos de saber gerir a floresta”, que nas últimas décadas foi sendo […]
20 de Março de 2019.

LGBTI nas escolas: ensinar respeito

Há quem aplauda e quem desconfie. Quem ache úteis as sessões para alunos com associações LGBTI e quem questione se terão a formação necessário para o fazer. Há já dez anos que Rosa Franco, enfermeira, está em contacto diário com alunos, seja em escolas ou na Unidade de Cuidados na Comunidade do Agrupamento de Centros de Saúde de Oeiras, a que pertence. Tem constatado que “são cada vez mais os jovens” que a procuram por “pensarem que são homossexuais”. E logo muito cedo: “No início da adolescência os jovens têm uma grande dualidade e surgem-lhes muitas dúvidas também sobre a sua orientação sexual.” Essa é uma das razões pela qual considera que possa ser “importante” que associações LGBTI participem em sessões […]
20 de Março de 2019.

The colour of the lion

William of Orange – the ancestor of the Dutch monarchy William of Orange was the main leader of the Dutch Revolt against the Spanish Habsburgs that set off the Eighty Years’ War (1568–1648) and resulted in the formal independence of the United Provinces in 1581. He was born in the House of Nassau as Count of Nassau-Dillenburg. He became Prince of Orange in 1544 and was thereby the founder of the branch House of Orange-Nassau and the ancestor of the monarchy of the Netherlands. Within the Netherlands, he is also known as Father of the Fatherland. A wealthy nobleman, William originally served the Habsburgs as a member of the court of Margaret of Parma, governor of the Spanish Netherlands. Unhappy […]
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 […]
31 de Dezembro de 2017.

One world

I´m happy that I am able to see now how I was thinking and how other people might be thinking. When I was a young girl, people used to tell me that Holland is one of the best countries to be born in. They told me that I lived in a prosperous country, in which everything is well organized and people are happy. Most of the time, we watched Dutch TV, heard our own language and learnt about our own history. In some kind of way this made me thinking that we were the only ones in this world, or at least the only good ones. And even though I learnt about it at geography and saw it on TV, […]
29 de Dezembro de 2017.

Safety on the trail

Stay safe while hiking on Madeira! Having done hundreds of kilometers of Madeiran levadas and veredas, I feel like iI’m in a good position to write a few words about a very important topic – safety on the trail. Divided into four categories, I present you some safety rules to keep in mind. Before you go for a hike Remember that the weather on Madeira changes often and fast – therefore you should not only check the most recent weather forecast for the part of the island you plan to explore, but also have a look at the online cameras spread all over Madeira (google “madeira webcams”) to see what the situation looks like at the moment. Due to the […]
27 de Dezembro de 2017.

Living in a island

Living in a island is wonderful, you have the sea near of your house and a nice weather almost all the year But sometimes it’s not so good … A few days ago I was planning a holiday’s trip, the tickets were very cheap (round-trip from Madrid to France 15€ ) but the problem was that going out of the island costed 300€ the same round-trip, so I felt caught and frustrated. Some days before it I was talking with two friends and one of them (from Lisbon) asked me, wouldn’t you live here for the whole life? And I answered of course not. Well, I recognize it leaving here is quite nice, the people is wonderful, also the food, […]
25 de Dezembro de 2017.

Souvenirs

Are you going on your vacation or actually you are there, but don’t know what to buy as a souvenir? Come on! It is not so difficult at all, is it? We are different, so our taste as well. For one of us the perfect souvenir is postcard, the others might choose some parts of clothes with logo of hosting city. How the situation looks in the most popular destinations for travelling on the Globe? In London people willingly buy thousands kinds of fridge magnet with images of historical attractions and royals, of course. In Paris the winners are white t-shirt and small pendant, both present the Eiffel Tower. What about Funchal? Which object is the most valuable for our […]
23 de Dezembro de 2017.

Christmas time

This moment of the year is for me really important and emotional as I am writing this text few days before Christmas. Funchal looks fabulous with all light decorations but I still cannot feel that this time is just about to start. What am I missing? I have never spent these holidays abroad, even taking into account the fact that I had already lived abroad before. Beyond the whole religious aspect, this time is really significant for me as my entire family can be together which is normally not so easy as we live in different places. What I appreciate most in Poland is the festive atmosphere when you look out the window and see that snowy and cold land […]
20 de Dezembro de 2017.

Funchal

The isolated capital of the pearl of the Atlantic Funchal is, depending on whom you ask either a big or a tiny city. The capital of Madeira counts more or less 112.000 inhabitants and is the largest city of the island. But what is Funchal for me? I have been in Madeira for one and a half month now and had enough time to get the first impression of its landscape and also its capital Funchal. When I arrived here I thought that Funchal has everything one could wish for. And that is right… at least when you are a tourist. Here, you can find a bunch of souvenir shops, a lot of cafes and restaurants and a mass of […]