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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 […]
27 de Maio de 2019.

Christmas, Easter and Carnival

Every family has their own Christmas traditions Christmas In my family, Christmas always begins with the decorating of the Christmas tree. Later, we usually cook some sweet food. So, we made some chocolate truffles for us and the family, and we also made “fruits déguisés” some dry fruits filled with almond paste. For the Christmas dinner with my family, we eat smoked salmon and foie gras which is cooked duck liver. We also eat turkey filled with chestnuts. And for dessert, we eat la buche, a cake in the shape of a wood log with a glass of champagne. We open the presents usually after dinner on the 24th of December. Every family has their own Christmas traditions but regarding […]
24 de Maio de 2019.

Traditions in my country

My favorite tradition of all in the U.K is the Notting Hill Carnival. Traditions in the UK vary depending on which part of the country you are from. Traditional religious festivities such as Christmas and Easter have less religious connotations attached to them due to an ever-increasing secular society. Corporate interest and late-stage capitalism have also averted the traditions of these celebrations, towards culture and industry of shopping and consuming. The traditions that occur in my family household, are quite simple nowadays. If you are from a religious family, then you might attend midnight mass on the 24th of December, however, we just drink some prosecco and watch a Christmas film or an episode of Only Fools and Horses, a British […]
22 de Maio de 2019.

Christmas and Easter in Poland

12 dishes on Christmas Eve and buckets of water on Easter Monday, those are just an example of how we celebrate this special time in Poland. Christmas Christmas in Poland is celebrated for 3 days starting from Christmas Eve. Dinner starts with the first star in the sky, which refers to the Star of Bethlehem which the three kings saw on the way to the Infant Jesus. When the whole family is ready, we start by sharing wafer and make wishes, then we can start eating. Traditional dinner on this day consists of 12 meatless dishes and trying each of them should guarantee happiness during the next twelve months. Typical dishes, for example, are beetroot soup with small dumplings stuffed […]
17 de Maio de 2019.

Poland during celebrations

How to Polish people celebrate Christmas, Carnival, and Easter There are many traditions of Christmas and Easter in Poland but just a few around Carnival. The greatest number of Christmas traditions concern Christmas Eve. According to tradition, on the table should be twelve dishes, where the only kind of meat is fish. Everyone around the table should try all of the dishes. The most typical dish is carp which can be served in various versions, usually fried. Other traditional dishes are beetroot soup with ravioli, herring in sour cream, poppy seed cake or sauerkraut with mushrooms. Typically one place setting should be left free for an unexpected guest which symbolizes every hungry or alone person who spends Christmas without family […]
15 de Maio de 2019.

Traditions in France

Christmas and Easter in France. The main celebration of Christmas in France is on the evening of the 24th of December. This is also on the eve that the presents are offered. Most of the time, it is simply a long family dinner which lasts until the early morning of the 25th. It begins as a basic aperitif with champagne and white wine. After we eat some seafood, that is called foie gras, then a trou Normand is served. It is made of vanilla ice cream and calva. In the part of France from which I am from, the biggest Carnival is the one of Dunkerque. It takes place from January to March. Nevertheless, the main and noisiest part of […]
13 de Maio de 2019.

Traditions in The Netherlands

The traditions are getting more and more commercialized. People from the Netherlands are proud of their traditions but most of all it is just about earning money In general, we really don’t celebrate Christmas as a big tradition in the Netherlands. Of course, we decorate our houses and city streets with a lot of lights. And most of the people do also have a nice Christmas tree at home and spend Christmas dinner together, but that’s all. No presents underneath the Christmas tree or the belief in Santa Claus. Carnival is quite big in the Netherlands and especially in the southern provinces. The names of the cities change to some funny traditional names. Through the whole year, people prepare the […]