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20 de Dezembro de 2019.

Christmas in Scotland

Scottish Christmas traditions are very recent because Christmas did not become a public holiday in Scotland until 1958. In 1640 an act in the Scottish Parliament banned the celebration of Christmas, then called Yule. This was because of the Reformation, which saw the country breaking with the Catholic Church and developing a national Kirk (church) which was influenced by Presbyterian outlooks. The attitudes towards celebrations changed after the Reformation leading to them outlawing the celebration of Christmas festivities. Christmas was, therefore, a quiet affair for many years; which meant that Hogmanay (New Year’s Eve) was the biggest festival for the Scottish. Hogmanay includes many traditions such as “first-footing” which is to be the first person to visit a friend after […]
19 de Dezembro de 2019.

Recolha de resíduos eléctricos

Recolha e tratamento de resíduos de equipamentos eléctricos e electrónicos deverá rondar as 70 mil toneladas, longe das 103 mil exigidas pela UE. O Ministério do Ambiente e da Acção Climática estima que a recolha e tratamento de resíduos de equipamentos eléctricos e electrónicos (REEE), em 2019, ronde as 70 mil toneladas, e não as 48 mil toneladas contabilizadas pela associação ambientalista Zero. O esclarecimento do Ministério do Ambiente enviado esta quinta-feira às redacções confirma, assim, que Portugal deverá falhar as metas estabelecidas pela União Europeia, que apontam para a recolha e tratamento de 65% destes componentes perigosos para a saúde e o ambiente. Para atingir esse valor, o país teria de recolher 103 mil toneladas de REEE. No esclarecimento […]
18 de Dezembro de 2019.

Christmas Eve around the table

Like in most Central European countries, Christmas in Poland is a quaint and much-beloved affair. Most of the Polish Christmas celebrations take place on 24th December, and even though the day isn’t an official public holiday in Poland, to many Poles it is one of the most significant and family-oriented dates in the calendar. Many institutions stop working earlier than usual on the day of Christmas Eve, which is usually celebrated with a family dinner at home. Many Poles wait until the first star appears in the sky before sitting down to eat on 24th December. This tradition commemorates the Star of Bethlehem, which according to the New Testament guided the Wise Men to the birthplace of Christ. Nowadays, with […]
17 de Dezembro de 2019.

Viriato e Lusitânia no Espaço

O exoplaneta agora baptizado foi descoberto por uma equipa liderada pelo astrofísico português Nuno Santos. Para comemorar o 100.º aniversário da União Astronómica Internacional (IAU, na sigla em inglês), mais de 110 países organizaram campanhas nacionais para atribuírem nomes a exoplanetas e às suas estrelas hospedeiras. Os resultados desta iniciativa, a IAU100 Name ExoWorlds (Dê Nome a ExoMundos, em português), foram anunciados esta terça-feira numa conferência em Paris. Em Portugal, os nomes escolhidos foram Lusitânia (para a estrela) e Viriato (para o exoplaneta). Esta proposta partiu, de forma independente, de três escolas de Braga, Pombal e da Maia. “Observações astronómicas durante a última geração levaram já à descoberta de mais de 4000 exoplanetas em órbita de outras estrelas que não […]
16 de Dezembro de 2019.

Christmas time in Germany

From “Nikolaus” to “Christkind” – who brings the presents? A long time ago, Saint Nicholas presented the children with gifts every year on the 6th of December. This act was a Catholic veneration of saints. Protestants, however, did not believe in this and so – probably even the reformer Martin Luther made sure that the distribution of presents was postponed to the 24th of December. From this point, Jesus alias the “Holy Christian” brought the gifts. This finally became the German “Christkind”. Despite this, up to now, “Nikolaus” brings small presents to the children, on the 6th of December. They have to put their clean shoes in front of their door and will find some presents in them, the next […]
16 de Dezembro de 2019.

Doutoramentos nos Politécnicos

No comunicado final do encontro, as direcções associativas estudantis sublinham a necessidade de “definir na lei o limite máximo e mínimo da propina a tempo parcial” e de conseguir um reforço orçamental. As direcções associativas estudantis querem rever o Regime Jurídico das Instituições do Ensino Superior (RJIES), para permitir a atribuição do grau de doutor pelos politécnicos, e a fórmula de cálculo da propina máxima e mínima. No Encontro Nacional de Direcções Associativas (ENDA) que decorreu no fim-de-semana, na Escola Superior de Tecnologia da Saúde de Coimbra, foi igualmente discutido o financiamento do ensino superior, com os estudantes a exigirem uma maior dotação orçamental e a revisão do regulamento de atribuição de bolsas para que mais alunos sejam abrangidos pelos […]
13 de Dezembro de 2019.

Fröhliche Weihnachten!

The smell of fresh Christmas cookies and streets decorated with beautiful fairy lights everywhere! Austria can be a Christmas paradise, because if you’re lucky enough it will be covered in a thick layer of snow and long before the 24th December, when the main celebration takes place, the whole country is in Christmas mood. It usually all starts at the beginning of December, as that’s when the Christmas markets start and the streets are enlightened with fairy lights – so all the towns start looking Christmassy. In this time people like coming together at the Christmas markets to drink mulled wine or meet up at someone’s home and enjoy some homemade Christmas cookies. The most famous ones are called “Vanillekipferl”, […]
12 de Dezembro de 2019.

Estudo da Constituição nas escolas

Entre as medidas que o Governo pretende adoptar estão o lançamento de um Plano Nacional de Literacia Democrática, semelhante aos planos nacionais de Leitura e das Artes, e o estudo da Constituição da República em todos os níveis de ensino. O Governo quer promover a educação para a cidadania e a participação democrática entre os jovens e vai lançar um Plano Nacional de Literacia Democrática e instituir o estudo da Constituição da República em todos os níveis de ensino. As intenções constam das Grandes Opções do Plano (GOP) 2020-2023, na versão entregue esta quarta-feira ao Conselho Económico e Social, a que a Lusa teve acesso. “Num contexto em que existem diversas ameaças à democracia, importa defender e difundir os valores […]
11 de Dezembro de 2019.

Christmas in Liechtenstein

Going to church on Christmas or spending more time with the family? This is in our country very different. Christmas means general spending time with the family in our country. It depends on how religious you and your family are and which religion they have. In our catholic family, it is a tradition to go to the mass on the 24th of December. With this event, we celebrate the birth of Jesus and afterward, we can do our own family traditions. On Christmas Eve, we always eat a lot and enjoy the moment where we all are together. We eat something special that we are not eating every day. Because we are a few vegetarians in our family, our dinner […]
10 de Dezembro de 2019.

Ranking ambiental

Matos Fernandes está na COP25, em Madrid, onde esta manhã se reuniu com os deputados portugueses da comissão parlamentar do Ambiente. O ministro do Ambiente, João Pedro Matos Fernandes, garantiu, esta terça-feira, em Madrid, que no próximo ano Portugal ficará melhor classificado no Índice de Desempenho das Alterações Climáticas (CCPI, na sigla inglesa), que avalia 57 países e a União Europeia nas categorias de emissão de gases com efeito de estufa (GEE), uso de energias renováveis, consumo de energia e políticas ambientais. O mais recente relatório, apresentado esta manhã na 25.ª Conferência das Partes (COP25) da Convenção-Quadro das Nações Unidas sobre as Alterações Climáticas, e que analisa dados de 2017, mostra uma queda de Portugal de oito lugares. “Sabemos que […]
3 de Dezembro de 2019.

‘De Hamse Wuiten’- The Legend

Now I’ll take you on a trip to the very root of my hometown, to the time when it almost sprouted freshly from the ground.  It was in the riverbanks of the calm river ‘Durme’, in the middle of Flanders, the people of Hamme found their habitat. Most of them where humble farmers, who thrived on the rich soil the shore provided.  One farmer, in particular, Kamiel, was a friend to everything that was covered in fur and feathers. Even the wildwood creatures, otherwise so shy, came to his call. They ate from his hand and even lay at his feet. The sun shone brightly on the day this marvelous little colored Flemish Jay landed on his shoulder. The two […]
1 de Dezembro de 2019.

The legend of the loch ness monster

The most famous Scottish Cryptid, the Loch Ness Monster. A man stands on the banks of the great loch, the sky is dark and the fog is rolling in. Something stirs in the water, he squints but he cannot see it clearly. Then suddenly he sees it, a creature peeking above the water, a creature or perhaps a beast? No, a monster. The Loch Ness Monster. Loch Ness is the second largest and deepest lochs (lakes) in the country, the water is dark and murky due to the high levels of peat in the area. This, combined with the bad weather frequently experienced in the Highlands of Scotland, makes this the perfect lake for sightings of a cryptid or mythical […]
29 de Novembro de 2019.

A legend of Ireland

Michael Collins was a soldier and a politician who was an important part in fighting for Ireland’s independence in the 20th century. Around that time there was a lot of tension in Ireland as Britain was trying to take over.  Michael was born in Cork in 1890. After he left school, he worked in London for nine years and it was here that he became involved in Irish nationalist politics. He became a member of the main nationalist party in Ireland at the time and still today, Sinn Fein, in 1908 and later joined the IRB; the Irish Republican Brotherhood. He then returned to Dublin in January 1916 and took part in the Easter Rising, On Easter Monday, April 24, 1916, a group […]
27 de Novembro de 2019.

The legend of Smok Wawelski

Every nation has its own traditions, and an integral part of these traditions are countless myths and legends. Even though they are considered only partially true they still constitute an important aspect of national heritage. At first oral, then written stories are handed down from generation to generation. Despite changing times and cultural trends the great national value of these stories remains intact across the centuries, enriching the national culture and identity of the people. Poland also has its own legends about kings or princesses but the most famous is about the dragon, well known to every Polish child, is the legendary Smok Wawelski who inhabited a cave near the Wawel Castle in Kraków. “Once upon a time there was […]
25 de Novembro de 2019.

Culturally active countries

Macedonia – one of the most culturally active countries The region of Macedonia is one of the most culturally active in Europe. For the last few centuries, the region was determined by the neighbouring states, leaving no room for the local people to establish their own country. It was only in the 20th century that the Macedonian people were able to establish their own state. Ancient times  Humans were settling in these regions since the Neolithic period. Soon after, the region was occupied by the Greeks and was influenced by their culture but, in turn, also influenced Greek politics. With the rise of Alexander the Great, a Macedonian, the region experienced its first peak, which made the ancient kingdom of […]
23 de Novembro de 2019.

A brief history of Croatia

Croatia is situated between central and southeast Europe, with a population of around 4 million. There is lots of evidence of Croatia being populated during the prehistoric period, fossils of Neanderthals have been found in the north of the country and the most famous place is in Krapina, where over eight hundred fossils were found. In 9 AD Croatia became a part of the Roman Empire, until the 7th century when the Avar and Croat peoples invaded and destroyed most of the Roman towns. The Roman survivors fled to the coast, islands and mountains. Dubrovnik, a city on the southern coast of the country, was established by these survivors. Duke Branimir, who received recognition from the Pope John VIII, was […]