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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 […]
5 de Março de 2019.

China combate poluição atmosférica

Pequim fixou como meta reduzir em 3% as emissões de dióxido de enxofre e óxido de nitrogénio, os dois principais gases poluentes. O primeiro-ministro chinês, Li Keqiang, afirmou nesta terça-feira que Pequim vai investir, este ano, 25 mil milhões de yuan (3.290 milhões de euros) no combate à poluição atmosférica, um aumento homólogo de 25%. Aqueles gastos estão previstos no relatório do Governo, apresentado por Li no arranque da sessão anual da Assembleia Nacional Popular (ANP), o legislativo chinês. O documento aponta ainda a redução do consumo de energia em “cerca de 3%”, por unidade do Produto Interno Bruto (PIB). Pequim fixou como meta reduzir as emissões de dióxido de enxofre e óxido de nitrogénio, os dois principais gases poluentes, […]
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 […]
4 de Março de 2019.

Telemóveis e a radiação

Não há provas científicas de que exista uma relação entre a radiação electromagnética e sintomas como dores de cabeça e cansaço. Num estudo do Instituto Superior Técnico, no ano lectivo de 2017/2018, 44% de mais de dez mil alunos do ensino básico e secundário mostraram-se preocupados com os possíveis efeitos das radiações dos telemóveis. Porém, não há fundamentação científica que justifique tal preocupação. No livro A Ciência e os Seus Inimigos (Gradiva, 2017), o físico Carlos Fiolhais e o bioquímico David Marçal explicam que a radiação dos telemóveis não é ionizante e, desta forma, é “bastante segura”. “Mas, nunca fiando: [por isso] ao logo das últimas décadas têm sido feitos numerosos estudos para avaliar os seus efeitos”, escrevem. Também no […]
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 […]
28 de Fevereiro de 2019.

YourBestLife

YourBestLife é um projeto internacional, nascido em Portugal, que te desafia a viajar pelo mundo durante seis meses com despesas pagas e 1.500 dólares mensais. O programa de formação YourBestLife constitui uma “abordagem inovadora aos métodos de aprendizagem contemporâneos”. Os participantes ganham competências em várias áreas e, no final, recebem um certificado. YourBestLife foi lançado internacionalmente nos últimos dias, cobrindo mais de 100 países, e convida-te para “uma experiência de vida única”. Serão sete os participantes selecionados em parceria com a Randstad Portugal, através de “testes específicos que identificam diferentes tipos de personalidades para criar o grupo da viagem”. Os selecionados irão viajar à volta do mundo durante seis meses, “em busca de desenvolvimento pessoal e profissional”. Com a duração […]
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 […]
26 de Fevereiro de 2019.

ABIC critica Estatuto de Bolseiro

O pacote legislativo sobre ciência aprovado no último Conselho de Ministros é fortemente criticado pela comunidade científica “Para nós foi um choque porque continua a ser perpetuada a situação das bolsas como uma carreira paralela”. É assim que Sandra Pereira, presidente da Associação dos Bolseiros de Investigação Científica (ABIC), contactada pelo Expresso, reage à revisão do Estatuto de Bolseiro de Investigação Científica aprovada pelo Governo no Conselho de Ministros de 21 de fevereiro, no âmbito de um pacote legislativo relacionado com a ciência e o ensino superior. Sandra Pereira recorda que o ministro da Ciência, Tecnologia e Ensino Superior, Manuel Heitor, “tinha dito à ABIC que ia manter apenas as bolsas de formação para a obtenção do grau de doutoramento, […]
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 […]
25 de Fevereiro de 2019.

O Facebook e o bem-estar

Estudo da Universidade Stanford e da Universidade de Nova Iorque confirma ganhos no bem-estar após um mês sem acesso ao Facebook, bem como um decréscimo da polarização política. Mas também reconhece os benefícios da utilização da rede. Quanto pagaria por mês para poder continuar a aceder ao Facebook? Apesar de todos os escândalos de uso indevido de dados pessoais e da sensação de que a maior rede social tem contribuído para mostrarmos o pior de nós, o facto é que a maioria dos utilizadores tem ignorado apelos ao boicote à plataforma. E, a julgar pelos resultados de um estudo da Universidade Stanford e da Universidade de Nova Iorque realizado nos Estados Unidos, estaria mesmo disposta a pagar para continuar a […]
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.

EVS volunteering in Madeira

7 months in Madeira Island, with all the costs related with travel, accomodations and meals covered! What are you waiting for? SHORT DESCRIPTION OF THE PROJECT A walk through the History of Madeira is a project that intends to present the culture, history and heritage of Madeira through guided tours and other cultural activities such as exhibitions or fado concerts. Throughout the last few years, the University of Madeira Students’ Union (AAUMa) has been developing several initiatives with a heavy focus on Tourism and Culture, under the Madeiran Heritage program. These initiatives are also directly connected with its social support programmes, which help the local community of Madeira. Last year, through the contribution of everyone involved (EVS volunteers, portuguese volunteers and […]
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.

Jovens, Escola, Cultura e Cidadania

Formação para docentes validada pela DRE. As inscrições encontram-se encerradas. Formação, que é gratuita, é válida como actividade formativa para efeitos de progressão na carreira dos docentes dos grupos de recrutamento: 100, 100EE, 110, 110EE, 120, 140, 150, 160, 200, 210, 220, 230, 240, 250, 260, 290.02, 290.03, 300, 310, 320, 330, 340, 350, 400, 410, 420, 430, 500, 510, 520, 530, 540, 550, 560, 600, 610, 620, 700EE, D01, D02, M01, M02, M03, M04, M05, M06, M07, M08, M09, M10, M11, M12, M13, M14, M15, M16, M17, M18, M19, M20, M21, M22, M23, M24, M25, M26, M27, M28, M29, M30, M31, M32, M33, M34, M35, M36, M37, M38, M39, M40, M41, M42, M43, M44, M45, 910EE, 920EE, 930EE, 900, […]
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 […]