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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 […]
10 de Novembro de 2019.

NASA expõe o seu 1.º avião elétrico

A agência norte-americana pretende pôr esta aeronave a voar até ao final de 2020. A NASA, que é sobretudo conhecida pelos seus lançamentos para o espaço, mostrou a primeira versão do seu primeiro avião totalmente eléctrico, o X-57 Maxwell. A apresentação aconteceu na última sexta-feira no seu laboratório de aeronáutica no deserto da Califórnia, EUA. Adaptada a partir de um avião a hélice com um motor duplo fabricado em Itália – o Tecnam P2006T –, o X-57 tem estado a ser desenvolvido desde 2015 e está a menos de um ano do seu primeiro teste de voo nos céus da base da Força Aérea de Edwards, na Califórnia. Mas antes de lhe agregarem os dois maiores motores eléctricos (entre os […]
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 […]
8 de Novembro de 2019.

Chumbos já não são uma realidade

“É muito importante que se perceba que a alternativa não é, nem pode ser, entre chumbar ou passar sem saber”, defende Maria Emília Brederode Santos, que pede estratégias para que os alunos aprendam sem terem de reprovar. Portugal é um dos países da OCDE com taxas de reprovação mais elevadas. O Conselho Nacional de Educação (CNE) defende que chumbar um aluno “não serve para nada” e acredita que combater esta prática não será uma porta ao facilitismo porque a ideia não é “passar sem saber”. Para a presidente do CNE, Maria Emília Brederode Santos, a recente polémica em torno do programa do Governo de reduzir ao mínimo os chumbos no ensino básico não pode ser vista como um quadro a preto e […]
3 de Maio de 2018.

The father of our national epic

He is still considered to be one of the great men of Finland. Elias Lönnrot lived from 1802 to 1884. He wasn’t only a writer, but also a doctor, a scientist, an explorer and a professor of Finnish language and literature. Lönnrot also did a lot of important work for the Finnish language, he reformed the language, translated many psalms into Finnish and he was the publisher and a journalist of the first Finnish magazine. Between the years 1828 and 1834, he traveled around Finland. On those travels, he gathered a lot of poems from different poem performers. From those poems, he made Kalevala, our national epic. So, Kalevala is basically a huge book of poems, which all together make […]
26 de Abril de 2018.

Move the horizon

I would like to present you one of the most famous polish women. This woman inspires young generations of Poles and is known mainly as a TV presenter and traveler, but she is also a journalist and writer – Martyna Wojciechowska. Martyna Wojciechowska has her own TV series called ”The woman at the edge of the world”. Each episode focuses on her travels to different countries where she meets and gets to know the stories of other women. Moreover, the audience gets to know the big picture of the hosting country and women’s status in there. Every documentary brings out social issues from within the hosting country, such as, among others: human trafficking and human rights, violence, sexism, violence, poverty, animal […]
20 de Abril de 2018.

Hanna Krall

She was born in 1935, her family died in the Holocaust. Hanna was saved by Polish people who took her from transport to ghetto and hid her. About her childhood she said that she would not change it, because it prepared her for the rest of life, thanks to that she knew what is fear and courage. She studied journalism at the University of Warsaw, her articles were published in many magazines. She also wrote few series of reportages in which she showed socio-cultural changes and conflicts of that time. Her most famous work was Zdążyć przed Panem Bogiem (English title: Shielding the Flame, literal translation: Make it before God), an interview with Marek Edelman – Polish Jewish cardiologist. Title […]
17 de Abril de 2018.

Understanding Chaucer

The life and work of Geoffrey Chaucer, and understanding the contradictory nature of his writing. Before there was Shakespeare, Geoffrey Chaucer was considered the father of English literature. Born in 1343, Chaucer was a prominent member of the royal courts of both Edward III and Richard II, however, he was most well known for his writing, with his most celebrated work being The Canterbury Tales. Chaucer began writing fiction in the late 1360s and pioneered in a new literary style. He introduced a new poetic structure, more similar to the European style than his Anglo-Saxon predecessors. This was presumably inspired by his time in France, where he was a prisoner of war, and this style went on to inspire Shakespeare’s […]
9 de Abril de 2018.

King Manuel I, a King of Portugal

He played an important role in the expansion of the Power of Portugal Hey guys! After telling you my first impressions about the Island, then about food, and last time about a little bit of Flora and Fauna, in this article we will talk about History, and one of the Kings of Portugal. So let’s speak about King Manuel I, a King of Portugal between 1495 (when he received the Crown in Lisbon) and 1521. He was born on 31st of May 1469 in Alcochete (Portugal, facing Lisbon on the East) and died in Lisbon in December 1521. Son of Ferdinand, a little brother of King Afonso V (King between 1438 and 1481), Manuel succeeded to his cousin John II […]
5 de Abril de 2018.

King Dom Carlos

He became king in 1889 which was a time of crisis. Dom Carlos might have not been the last king on the throne of Portugal and the Algarve but his rule is often associated with the end of the monarchy. The image of the Portuguese monarchy was severely damaged after the government showed weakness facing the British. From today’s view, you might say that Dom Carlos had no great talent in politics, as he is still blamed for the end of the Portuguese monarchy. It did not make it easier to seem like a confident king. Instead, the population noticed quite fast that he could not stand its ground against the British Empire. Portugal’s plan was to have sovereignty over […]