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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 […]
26 de Novembro de 2019.

Menos 7,6 % de CO2 até 2030

Este é o valor apontado pelo Programa das Nações Unidas para o Ambiente para se consiguir atingir o objectivo de manter o aumento de temperature abaixo dos 1,5 graus Celsius. A última década foi de “falhanço colectivo”. Os alertas têm sido muitos e cada vez mais prementes: o mundo está em emergência climática e não há tempo a perder – o momento de agir é agora. Isso mesmo é vincado no mais recente relatório do Programa das Nações Unidas para o Ambiente (PNUA) sobre o fosso entre a redução de emissões de gases com efeito de estufa (GEE) que os países conseguirão se cumprirem os seus planos actuais e a redução que precisaríamos de obter para que fossem cumpridas as […]
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 […]
24 de Novembro de 2019.

Tempo excessivo nas creches

Os bebés até aos dois anos deveriam passar apenas as manhãs na creche. O resto do dia deveria ser passado com a família, defende a vice-presidente da Ordem dos Psicólogos. O tempo que as crianças passam nas creches portuguesas é desadequado para o seu desenvolvimento, considera a Ordem dos Psicólogos, alertando para o perigo de estes espaços se transformarem num mero “depósito de crianças”. Os bebés até aos dois anos deveriam passar apenas as manhãs na creche. O resto do dia deveria ser passado com a família — com os pais ou com os avós, explicou à Lusa Sofia Ramalho, vice-presidente da Ordem dos Psicólogos (OP). “Já entre os dois e os três anos o horário pode esticar um bocadinho, […]
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 […]
22 de Novembro de 2019.

Educação inclusiva nas escolas

Inquérito da Fenprof dá conta de que a maioria dos directores considera que a situação melhorou nas escolas com o novo regime de educação inclusiva, enquanto quase metade dos professores inquiridos afirma exactamente o contrário. Directores satisfeitos, professores descontentes. Parece ser este o estado de espírito presente nas escolas a propósito da aplicação do novo regime de educação inclusiva, aprovado no ano passado. É, pelo menos, o que revelam os resultados de um inquérito promovido pela Federação Nacional de Professores (Fenprof), em que foram validadas 1192 respostas por parte de professores (num universo de cerca de 110.000) e de 92 direcções (para um total de 801). No documento com os resultados do inquérito, a Fenprof destaca que as respostas dadas, […]
21 de Novembro de 2019.

The history of one Balkan state

The history of the first Bulgarian state dates back to the 7th century. Bulgaria was founded by Asparukh in 681. The Christianisation of the state began at the end of the 9th century. At the beginning of the 11th century Bulgaria was conquered by Byzantium. After more than 100 years, a major uprising restored the Bulgarian state to form the Second Bulgarian Empire. Bulgaria was flourishing over the next two centuries until it disintegrated into two smaller states, which were eventually subjugated by the Ottoman Empire. The Turks eliminated Bulgarian knighthood, deprived Bulgarian citizens of their rights and subordinated the Church to the Patriarch of Constantinople. Bulgaria remained an integral Turkish territory for the next 500 years. A great uprising […]
19 de Novembro de 2019.

Observatório Oceânico em risco

O Observatório foi constituído em Janeiro de 2014 com o objectivo de investigação e monitorização permanente do oceano e agrega uma comunidade científica multidisciplinar. O financiamento daquele espaço termina no próximo ano. O Observatório Oceânico da Madeira (OOM) pode encerrar caso não exista apoio financeiro no âmbito do quadro comunitário, referiu esta segunda-feira o secretário regional do Mar e das Pescas, Teófilo Cunha. “Temos quadros [comunitários de apoio] a terminar e outros que ainda não se iniciaram e vai haver aqui um espaço temporal em que algo vai ter de ser feito, com o risco de algumas entidades, como o observatório, poderem encerrar se não tiverem financiamento para funcionar”, disse o governante, durante uma visita que fez às instalações do […]
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 […]
1 de Abril de 2019.

The golden age of Poland

Zygmunt moved Poland’s capital from Cracow to Warsaw “The Golden Age of Poland” occurred during the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, formally, the Crown of the Kingdom of Poland and the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, the largest and most populous countries in Europe at that time. In its largest territorial extent, the Commonwealth covered almost 1 million square km and sustained a multi-ethnic population of 11 million. Religious freedom was guaranteed by the Warsaw Confederation in 1537, which made the country one of the most tolerant. Another interesting fact is that between 1573–1795, kings to the Polish throne were selected in so-called “free elections”, disrespecting the rule of dynastic succession. The first free election took place after the last monarch of Jagiellonian dynasty died […]
29 de Março de 2019.

Henry II of France

The twenty-fifth Capetian King of France and the son of Francis I. He is the perfect representative of the figure of a French Renaissance monarch. Indeed, under his reign (from 1547 to 1559), a lot of great writers had the opportunity to enrich the classical literature of the country. We can think for example at Montaigne, Ronsard, Du Bellay and many more. It is also at that time that the new creative and artistic movement of La Pleiade emerged. When Henry was very young, he was made the prisoner of Emperor Charles Quint, being exchanged for his father’s freedom. He is released four years later. At the age of fourteen, he is married to Catherine of Medicis with who he […]
27 de Março de 2019.

King Louis IX – Saint-Louis

He had such a strong impact on the following kings. The article this month is about a King or a Queen of my country. France with a long, and complicated history had a lot of kings, some of them are more famous than the others, such as Louis XIV for example. But today I’m not going to speak to you about the “Roi-Soleil”. Let me introduce one of the most important kings, but also a quite unknown King of France: Louis IX aka Saint-Louis. Saint-Louis is the 44th King of France, from the Capétien family, his father is Louis VIII The Lion and his mother Blanche of Castille. He became king at the age of 12, but too young to […]
25 de Março de 2019.

Casimir III the Great

The King of Poland from 1333 to 1370. He was the last Polish king from the Piast dynasty, born on 30 April 1310 in Kowal, died on 5 November 1370 in Kraków. He was the youngest, third son of King Wladyslaw I (“the Elbow-high”) and Duchess Jadwiga of Kalisz. When Casimir attained the throne in 1333, his position was in danger, as his neighbors did not recognize his title. The Polish kingdom was depopulated and exhausted by the war, and the economy was ruined. Thanks to Casimir the kingdom became prosperous and wealthy, with great prospects for the future. He waged many victorious wars and doubled the size of the kingdom, mostly through the addition of lands in modern-day Ukraine. […]
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 […]
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 […]