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18 de Novembro de 2019.

Ar, águas e biodiversidade na OCDE

Relatório da OCDE Environment at a Glance 2019 mostra que Portugal está em linha com os restantes países na maior parte das questões, mas precisa de emitir menos gases com efeito de estufa, reciclar mais e proteger mais a sua biodiversidade O mundo não está a ganhar a batalha da redução das emissões de gases com efeito de estufa (GEE), que aumentaram em cerca de 1,5% desde 1990, mas os países da OCDE têm diminuído as suas emissões nos anos mais recentes e, neste campo, Portugal é um bom aluno. Desde 2012 que cumpre as metas do Protocolo de Quioto e em 2017 ficou-se pela emissão de 70.546 toneladas de dióxido de carbono (CO2, a principal fonte de GEE). O […]
17 de Novembro de 2019.

Vatican City State

Vatican City State is an independent city-state located inside Rome, Italy. It is the world’s smallest independent state by population and area. In the year of 1929 the Vatican City became an independent state. This was the outcome of three years of negotiations between the Kingdom of Italy and the Catholich Church. The Vatican is known as the centre of Roman Catholic Church. Every year an insane amount of people travel there with the aim of seeing the Pope, who is the bishop of Rome and head of the Roman Catholic Church. Saint Peter’s basilica and the wonders of The Vatican museums show the religious history of Roman Catholic Church in the form of architecture and art. Text written in […]
16 de Novembro de 2019.

Portugal defende a ciência aberta

Acesso facilitado aos dados científicos e aos trabalhos de investigação publicados faz parte do conceito de ciência aberta e de divulgação aberta, para que o conhecimento científico se difunda mais rapidamente pela sociedade. O ministro da Ciência, Tecnologia e Ensino Superior, Manuel Heitor, defendeu esta quarta-feira na sede da UNESCO, em Paris, que Portugal é favorável à ciência aberta e é “líder” no reconhecimento mútuo de diplomas universitários. “Trazemos aqui a mensagem intrínseca de a UNESCO ter que reforçar as questões da abertura do conhecimento através dos conceitos da ciência aberta ou da divulgação aberta. E trazemos três mensagens claras: abertura do acesso, participação clara de todos os cidadãos e conhecimento relevante”, disse o ministro à agência Lusa. Foi esta […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
7 de Novembro de 2019.

The Radboud University

The best “traditional university” in the Netherlands Being located in Nijmegen, the oldest city of the Netherlands, the Radboud University was founded in 1923. Nowadays approx. 20.000 students study in seven different faculties: the Faculty of Arts, Law, Medical Sciences, Management, Philosophy, Theology and Religious Studies, Science and the Faculty of Social Science. Since the university is focused on international research in several fields, most master degrees are taught in English, whereas most bachelor degrees are taught in Dutch. One could name numerous note-worthy alumni of this university, but the most notable would probably be Frans de Waal. After graduating in Primatology and Ethology in 1970, he became very well known for his research in primate social behaviour and the […]
5 de Novembro de 2019.

University For the Common Good

I attended Glasgow Caledonian University, in Scotland, where I studied business and tourism management. Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) is a very new university, it was founded in 1993, because of the merger of The Queen’s College and Glasgow Polytechnic. It is the third university in Glasgow, is located in the centre of the city and serves over 20 thousand students and 1500 staff members. There are also campuses in London, New York, and a college of engineering in Oman. The university’s chancellor is currently Annie Lennox, famous singer in Eurythmics, social activist and philanthropist. The chancellor’s role is mostly symbolic, she attends important events such as graduation. In most Scottish universities graduates are “capped” before receiving their degree, which means […]