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  1. Oportunidades para Portugal

    Boite, Amaury

    2014-01-01

    As ameaças transnacionais representadas pelo tráfico de drogas ilícitas, o terrorismo extremista religioso jihadista, a pirataria e o roubo armado a navios têm vindo a por em causa a Segurança Marítima do Atlântico Sul, especialmente na região do Golfo da Guiné, espaço onde Brasil e Portugal tem interesses diversos, pelas cada vez mais intensas trocas comerciais que realizam com os países lindeiros, bem como pela importação de significativos volumes de hidrocarbonetos. Há que se considerar, t...

  2. Curva de Laffer para Portugal, perspetiva de steady state

    Azevedo, Diogo Ricardo Reis

    2014-01-01

    São analisadas as receitas de imposto sobre o trabalho, consumo e capital, em termos de curva de Laffer, através da aplicação de um modelo neoclássico, especialmente calibrado para a economia Portuguesa, envolvendo o período de tempo de 1995 a 2012. Foi encontrada a evidência, robusta, de curvas de Laffer para a tributação sobre o trabalho e capital. Este estudo concluiu que Portugal tem margem para aumentar impostos, numa perspetiva de steady state, sendo que Portugal pode aumentar a sua rec...

  3. Portugal.

    Eckles, David; Toro, Leonor, Ed.

    Brief information is provided on the region, climate, agriculture and industry of 10 provinces in Portugal: Tras-os-Montes e Alto Douro, located in Portugal's northeastern region; Beira Alta, the province with Portugal's highest elevation point; Beira Baixa, one of Portugal's poorest regions; Beira Litoral, located in central Portugal along the…

  4. Plano de social media marketing para a TAP Portugal

    Lopes, Andreia Cristina Figueiredo

    2014-01-01

    Mestrado em Marketing O social media marketing adquire cada vez maior relevo para as empresas e exige, tal como noutras áreas de marketing, a delineação de um plano estratégico por forma a potenciar o seu sucesso. Tomando como objecto de estudo a companhia aérea TAP Portugal, foi elaborado um Plano de Social Media Marketing, com base no modelo conceptual de Barker et al. (2013), designado de "Social Media Planning Cycle". Para a elaboração do Plano, foram recolhidos dados primários, seguin...

  5. Energia nuclear: Uma solução para Portugal?

    Pedro Cosme Costa Vieira

    2006-01-01

    As pessoas receiam a energia nuclear por diversas razões. Foi desenvolvida no contexto de uma guerra mundial, é a base da “destruição mútua garantida”, houve o acidente de Chernobyl e é necessário guardar o combustível utilizado durante vários séculos. Mas Portugal não tem recursos energéticos e precisa de energia para se desenvolver sem aumentar a emissão para a atmosfera de dióxido de carbono. No sentido de informar sobre a solução nuclear, neste trabalho explico a tecnologia e apresento um...

  6. Cuidados Paliativos Neonatais e Pediátricos para Portugal- Um desafio para o século XXI

    MENDES, Joana; Justo da Silva, Lincoln; Santos, Maria João

    2013-01-01

    Cuidados Paliativos Neonatais e Pediátricos para Portugal- Um desafio para o século XXINeonatal and Pediatric Palliative Care for Portugal- a challenge for the XXI centuryResumoDesde 2004, os Cuidados Paliativos tem merecido uma atenção crescente no Programa Nacional de Saúde em Portugal. Ainda assim, os programas para as crianças e suas famílias, contemplando as suas necessidades específicas, continuam escassos, fragmentados e inconsistentes, disponíveis maioritariamente para doentes do foro...

  7. Portugal.

    1985-03-01

    Portugal's 1983 population of 10.04 million was growing at .7%/year. 97% were Roman Catholic, 80% were literate, and 4.1 million were in the labor force in 1984. Portugal is mountainous north of the Tagus River and consists of rolling plains in the central south. The Azores and Madeira islands belong to Portugal but enjoy considerable autonomy. Portugal's dependency of Macau on the Chinese coast is an autonomous entity under Portuguese administration. The former teritories of Goa and Portuguese Timor were annexed by India and Indonesia respectively in 1961 and 1976, and the former territories in Africa achieved independence in 1974 and 1975. Portugal, 1 of the oldest states in Europe, traces its modern history to A.D. 1140 when the 1st king was crowned. The approximate present day boundaries were secured in 1249. Portugal eventually became a massive colonial empire with territories in Africa and Latin America and outposts in the Far East. The Portuguese Republic replaced the monarchy in 1910. After some years of instability, Antonio Salazar became prime minister, and with his successor, ruled Portugal as an authoritarian "corporate" state for 42 years. An almost bloodless coup in 1974 led to establishment of a parliamentary democracy. The 4 main organs of national government are the presidency, the prime minister and council of ministers, the assembly of the republic, and the courts. Portugal's gross domestic product (GDP) in 1984 was $19.4 billion, and per capita income was $1930. After almost a decade of rapid growth, the economy declined in the mid 1970s due to disruption after the 1974 revolution and the large influx of refugees from Portugal's former colonies in Africa. Growth resumed in the late 1970s, but structural problems and an often adverse international economic climate have slowed progress. The proportion of the labor force in agriculture has dropped from 42% to 24.4% since 1960. Agricultural production now contributes only 8.8% to the GDP, and a

  8. Portugal

    Sousa, Helena

    2005-01-01

    (Excerto) Portuguese broadcasting system Public Service Broadcasting(PSB) has: • 2 public channels (Radio e Televisao de Portugal) RTP1 and RTP2 ; • I international global channel RTP Africa • 2 public regional channels RTP-Acores and RTP Madeira • RTP1: national generalist channel. RTP1 is supported by public funding and by its own advertising revenues (advertising limit: 6 minutes per hour). • A Dois: national generalist channel with particular attention to culture, science, innovation, am...

  9. Portugal

    Simões, T; Madeira, Liliana; Estanqueiro, Ana

    2009-01-01

    Due to its location, Portugal has several valuable renewable resources for electricity production. It has a high level of solar radiation, moderate wind resource, and considerable vegetable and animal biomass potential. Ocean and hydro resources are also present, mainly the latter—although its major development took place in 2006 with the construction of large hydraulic power stations. Wave energy systems are now under development; the PELAMIS project, the first of its kind, is installed and ...

  10. Portugal

    Fernandes, Miguel; Marujo, R.; Simões, T. (Tânia); Estanqueiro, Ana

    2012-01-01

    During 2011, Portugal experienced a strong reduction of electricity demand. With a decrease of 2.3%, the total consumption was 50.5 TWh (1). Due to a mild winter season, the most relevant renewable generation facilities (hydro and wind) experienced a strong production reduction in comparison with 2010. In 2011, Portuguese wind farms produced 21 GWh less than the previous year. It is only because of the decrease in consumption that wind penetration achieved a value of 18%. The growth of the wi...

  11. Portugal: destino para turismo holístico

    Rocha, Gabriel Lopes da

    2015-01-01

    O Turismo Holístico ganhou força no mundo com turistas que procuram programas e experiências que tragam equilíbrio às suas vidas. Praticar turismo holístico significa que qualquer turista pode usufruir e aproveitar uma experiência diferente, mais do que um simples contacto com as culturas, pessoas, lugares ou paisagens. Centra-se na autotransformação dos seres humanos, procurando entender mais sobre si mesmos. Em termos de Portugal Continental e ilhas, as regiões como o Gerês, ...

  12. Plano estratégico para a marca Mar Portugal : linhas orientadoras

    Marques, Ana Teresa Ferreira

    2015-01-01

    Mestrado em Marketing Mar Portugal é uma marca registada desde fevereiro de 2013, pela Direção-Geral de Política do Mar. A marca surgiu num dos domínios de ação da Estratégia Nacional para o Mar 2013-2020 e tem como objetivo contribuir para a afirmação de Portugal enquanto país marítimo por excelência. Apesar do potencial económico que esta marca pode representar, nunca foi desenvolvido qualquer plano estratégico para a marca que permita a sua alavancagem. O presente trabalho tem como o...

  13. Indicadores de mobilidade urbana sustentável para Brasil e Portugal

    Costa, Marcela; Silva, Antônio Nélson Rodrigues da; Ramos, Rui A. R.

    2004-01-01

    Este trabalho tem por objetivo principal identificar indicadores de mobilidade para cidades selecionadas no Brasil e em Portugal, com base na preocupação principal de promover sua sustentabilidade. É apresentado inicialmente um inventário de sistemas de indicadores já existentes para as cidades abrangidas pela pesquisa, a partir dos dados e informações disponibilizados através de suas páginas na Internet. Os resultados mostram que existe uma carência de informações e dados que permitam hoje o...

  14. Prevalência de anticorpos para chlamydia trachomatis em grupos populacionais do Brasil, Inglaterra e Portugal

    Marluísa de Oliveira Guimarães Ishak

    1988-02-01

    Full Text Available A prevalência de anticorpos IgG, grupo-específico para Chlamydia, em populações do Brasil, Inglaterra e Portugal foi determinada através do teste de imunofluorescência indireta, tendo-se como antígeno a cepa SA2 (f. Foram considerados positivos os soros com títulos de IgG >1:32. Dentre as populações brasileiras, a prevalência de anticorpos para Chlamydia foi maior em Serra Norte (76,2%, p < 0,01 do que nas das populações de Belém (53,6% e dos Índios Xicrins (51,3%. Entre os pacientes do Departamento de Medicina Genito-Urinária do University College Hospital (UCH e do quadro do mesmo Hospital, a prevalência de anticorpos anti-Chlamydia foi de 62% e 53,1%, respectivamente. Anticorpos anti-Chlamydia foram detectados em 54% e 66% na Inglaterra e em 56% e 68% em Portugal, nas pacientes do sexo feminino que freqüentavam Clínicas de Pré-Natal e de Infertilidade, respectivamente, Os resultados encontrados mostram uma alta exposição das populações testadas, à Chlamydia, principalmente do grupo de baixo nível sócio-econômico de Serra Norte, Brasil. A evidência de infecção por Chlamydia é da mesma ordem, tanto no Brasil, quanto na Inglaterra e Portugal.

  15. REDES COMUNITARIAS DE BANDA ANCHA: UNA CONTRIBUCIÓN PARA EL DESARROLLO REGIONAL EN PORTUGAL COMMUNITY NETWORKS: A CONTRIBUTE FOR REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN PORTUGAL Redes comunitárias de banda larga: um contributo para o desenvolvimento regional em Portugal

    Flávio Paulo Jorge Nunes

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available El acceso a Internet por banda ancha constituye una potencialidad cada vez más relevante en el dominio del desarrollo regional, con todo la privatización y la liberalización del sector de las telecomunicaciones y la mera aplicación de las reglas del mercado no han conseguido asegurar una repartición geográfica equitativa del acceso a la banda ancha. Ante la constatación de esta tendencia se ha requerido financiación pública para la creación de las infraestructuras necesarias para generalizar el acceso a esta red, sobre todo en las áreas rurales menos pobladas. Este estudio tiene como objetivo evaluar la respuesta dada en Portugal para complementar la acción de las operadoras privadas de telecomunicaciones, con la creación de redes comunitarias de banda ancha. Actualmente está en curso la implementación de cuatro proyectos de redes comunitarias en Portugal, que pretenden viabilizar el acceso a aplicaciones telemáticas más innovadoras, las cuales constituyen hoy en día una condición necesaria para el éxito de muchos de los proyectos más innovadores de desarrollo regional y local.Broadband Internet access offers several potential benefits as a regional and local development tool, however it is nowadays commonly accepted that privatisation and pro-competitive policies are not enough to ensure a reasonable geographical equality as regards broadband access. Therefore public policies are more and more required in order to achieve a greater infrastructural equity and a widespread use of advanced telecommunications services in less-populated markets (rural areas. In several countries Governments are investing public funds in community-based broadband solutions, as an alternative method for the provision of local broadband services. This study will evaluate how the Portuguese government is trying to complement the action of Internet Service Providers (private operators with public policies for under-served areas (“notspots”, in

  16. Elementos para o estudo de um caso de sucesso na montagem automóvel em Portugal: a Opel Portugal

    Moniz, António

    2004-01-01

    The interest to study this factory of GM group in Portugal is due to the facto of being one of the oldest assembly lines of the automotive sector still operating in Portugal (it was founded in 1963). Besides that, it went recently across a very intensive technological change, and then would be interesting to know the organisation of work model chose. The Opel factory occupies at the moment the former one that belonged to Ford Lusitana. There it has being under production some modules that fee...

  17. Plano de marketing para a venda de camiões Volvo em Portugal – Auto Sueco, Lda.

    Martins, José Nuno da Rocha

    2014-01-01

    O principal objetivo deste estudo foi o desenvolvimento de um plano de marketing para a venda de camiões Volvo em Portugal. O estudo pretende dotar a Auto Sueco Lda. de ferramentas que lhe permitam melhorar a performance no negócio da venda de camiões Volvo em Portugal. Nesse sentido, o plano começa por fazer uma caracterização detalhada da envolvente externa, bem como elaborar um diagnóstico da situação interna da empresa. Mediante esta análise, são enumerados os pontos que a empresa deve...

  18. Estratégias para aumentar a sensibilidade da farmacovigilância em Portugal Estrategias para aumentar la sensibilidad de la farmacovigilancia en Portugal Strategies to increase the sensitivity of pharmacovigilance in Portugal

    Inês Ribeiro-Vaz

    2011-02-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Avaliar os resultados de intervenção para melhoria da quantidade e relevância das notificações de reacções adversas a medicamentos. MÉTODOS: Foi implementado um estudo controlado aleatorizado, por agrupamentos em farmacêuticos a exercer actividade profissional na região norte de Portugal, em 2007. Após aleatorização, 364 indivíduos foram alocados ao grupo de intervenção (261 na intervenção telefónica e 103 nos workshops; o grupo de controlo foi constituído por 1.103 farmacêuticos. Na intervenção educativa foram abordados a problemática das reacções adversas a medicamentos, o impacto na saúde pública e a notificação espontânea. Quanto à relevância, as reações adversas foram classificadas em graves e inesperadas. A análise estatística foi efectuada com base no princípio intention-to-treat; aplicaram-se modelos lineares generalizados mistos, utilizando o método penalized quasi-likelihood. Os farmacêuticos estudados foram seguidos durante um período de 20 meses. RESULTADOS: A intervenção aumentou três vezes a taxa de notificação espontânea das reações adversas (RR = 3,22; IC 95%: 1,33; 7,80 relativamente ao grupo de controlo. Houve incremento da relevância das notificações com aumento das reações adversas graves em cerca de quatro vezes (RR = 3,87; IC 95%: 1,29;11,61 e inesperadas em cinco vezes (RR = 5,02; IC 95%: 1,33;18,93, relativamente ao grupo de controlo. CONCLUSÕES: As intervenções educativas aumentam significativamente, por até quatro meses, a quantidade e a relevância das notificações espontâneas de reacções adversas a medicamentos por parte dos farmacêuticos da região norte de Portugal.OBJETIVO: Evaluar los resultados de intervención para mejoría de la cantidad y relevancia de las notificaciones de reacciones adversas a medicamentos. MÉTODOS: Fue implementado un estudio controlado aleatorio, por agrupaciones de farmacéuticos que ejercen actividad profesional

  19. Contributo para o estudo do regime térmico da região sul de Portugal Continental

    Eliseu, Eduardo Ekungu

    2015-01-01

    Desde 1980 que tem vindo a ser medidas temperaturas em furos com o objectivo de criar um mapa de densidade de fluxo de calor (DFC) à superfície e cartas da distribuição da temperatura para diferentes profundidades para a região sul de Portugal Continental. Os resultados destes estudos têm importância tanto a nível do possível aproveitamento da energia geotérmica (de baixa entalpia- águas termais; alta entalpia- para produção de energia eléctrica), como a nível do conhecimento das propriedades...

  20. Ano Internacional dos Solos 2015: Oportunidade para promover uma administração integrada dos solos em Portugal?

    Alexandre, Carlos; Gonçalves, Conceição; Monteiro, Fernando; Ribeiro, Henrique; Ramos, Tiago

    2015-01-01

    Resumo: Neste trabalho assinala-se o retrocesso da administração do recurso solo em Portugal ao longo dos últimos 40 anos, em contraponto com a evolução recente a nível europeu (Estratégia Temática para a Protecção do Solo) e a nível global (Parceria Global para o Solo, Dia Mundial do Solo e Ano Internacional dos Solos 2015, AIS-2015). Aproveitando o impulso internacional neste domínio apresenta-se a Parceria Portuguesa para o Solo (PPS), como mais uma iniciativa que procura inverter o proces...

  1. A marca Portugal : premissas para a construção da Marca-País Portugal

    Teresa, Angélique Inês da

    2014-01-01

    A globalização da economia mundial tem contribuído para uma maior dependência e interacção entre os países, que cada vez mais se esforçam por diferenciar e comunicar as suas vantagens competitivas. Neste contexto, o conceito de marca que funciona como um “selo de garantia” e paralelamente, favorece o conhecimento dos produtos que representa, tem evoluído e tem vindo a ser aplicado aos países: o conceito de marca-país. Alguns países definem estratégias para criar marcas que alavanquem a ...

  2. A qualidade percebida em programas municipais de actividade física para idosos: validação estatística para Portugal The perceived quality of physical activity programs for elderly: statistical validation for Portugal

    Isilda Barata Dias; Pedro Guedes de Carvalho

    2011-01-01

    O envelhecimento demográfico alastra em todo o mundo particularmente na Europa. O INE de Portugal (2002) confirma essa tendência neste país onde as autarquias locais têm um papel político e cultural fundamental na promoção da qualidade de vida aos seus cidadãos. Este estudo descreve o processo de validação de um instrumento fiável, simples e adequado para avaliar a qualidade percebida que os idosos fazem dos programas de actividade física autárquicos nas principais capitais de distrito em Por...

  3. A qualidade dos projectos : uma componente para a competitividade do sector da construção em Portugal

    Couto, J. Pedro; Teixeira, José M. Cardoso

    2006-01-01

    O sector da construção em Portugal vive um momento de particular importância. Juntamente com a reforma do seu quadro legislativo, visando torná-lo mais actual e eficiente, o sector atravessa uma estagnação imobiliária e um significativo abrandamento do mercado das obras públicas muito devido à situação económica presente. Neste contexto, revela-se de particular importância os diversos intervenientes aproveitarem o momento para refelectir, debater, transmitir e partilhar experiências de fo...

  4. A qualidade percebida em programas municipais de actividade física para idosos: validação estatística para Portugal The perceived quality of physical activity programs for elderly: statistical validation for Portugal

    Isilda Barata Dias

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available O envelhecimento demográfico alastra em todo o mundo particularmente na Europa. O INE de Portugal (2002 confirma essa tendência neste país onde as autarquias locais têm um papel político e cultural fundamental na promoção da qualidade de vida aos seus cidadãos. Este estudo descreve o processo de validação de um instrumento fiável, simples e adequado para avaliar a qualidade percebida que os idosos fazem dos programas de actividade física autárquicos nas principais capitais de distrito em Portugal. Para além de uma sistematização de literatura sobre questionários de avaliação da qualidade de serviços, apresenta-se detalhadamente o procedimento estatístico que permitiu classificar o poder explicativo das diversas dimensões de qualidade estudadas. O tratamento de um inquérito aplicado a uma amostra de 210 idosos (0,5% da população portuguesa permite demonstrar que são considerados fortes os factores relativos às dimensões "Variedade" e "Recursos Humanos" e fracos os relacionados com a dimensão "Aspectos Gerais".Ageing is an increasing phenomenon all over the world, especially in Europe. The Portuguese INE (2002 confirms this trend for Portugal where local authorities play a crucial political and cultural role in promoting the quality of life of their citizens. In this paper we describe the validation process of a reliable and simple instrument fitted to assess the perceived quality of elderly people about the physical activity programs across the district municipalities. Besides a systematic literature review on inquiring services' quality we present the statistical procedure that allowed us to classify the explanation power of several quality dimensions. The results came out from a questionnaire applied to a sample of 210 elderly (0.5% of the Portuguese population and demonstrate that the factors related to the "Variety" and "Human Resources" dimensions are strong and those related to "General Aspects" dimension are

  5. Early Childhood Education and Care Policy in Portugal = A Educacao Pre-Escolar e os Cuidados para a Infancia em Portugal.

    Ministry of Education, Lisbon (Portugal).

    Based on the view that the rapid expansion and development of preschool education requires careful scrutiny of both educational policy and practices, this book presents information on current early childhood education and care policy in Portugal. Section 1 of the book provides a historical framework for the development of early childhood education…

  6. CAPTURA E ARMAZENAMENTO DE CO2 EM PORTUGAL: UMA PONTE PARA UMA ECONOMIA DE BAIXO CARBONO

    Seixas, Júlia; Fortes, Patricia; Dias, Luís; Carneiro, Júlio; Mesquita, Paulo; Marques, Ferreira; Fernandes, Vítor; Helseth, Jonas; Ciesielska, Joanna; Whiriskey, Keith

    2015-01-01

    As atuais projeções indicam que são necessários esforços adicionais para atingir os objetivos de mitigação acordados para 2030 bem como a ambição de reduzir as emissões de gases com efeito de estufa da UE em 80 a 95% em 2050, face a 1990, sendo este o objetivo necessário a longo prazo para descarbonizar o sistema energético e industrial Europeu consentâneo com uma trajetória de estabilização climática do Planeta. Este estudo mostra como as tecnologias de baixo carbono contribuem para atingir ...

  7. Estudo sobre a evacuação de doentes dos Países Africanos de Língua Oficial Portuguesa para Portugal

    Vaz, Florência de Oliveira Reis

    2012-01-01

    Esta dissertação procura esmiuçar a problemática da evacuação dos doentes oriundos de Países Africanos de Língua Oficial Portuguesa (PALOP) para Portugal ao abrigo dos acordos de cooperação no âmbito da saúde. Foram identificados os pontos fortes, as fragilidades e as possibilidades nos diversos países de origem e em Portugal. Procurou-se analisar a utilidade prática da legislação existente e até que ponto esta é efectivada. Verificou-se a impossibilidade por parte do Serviço Nacional d...

  8. Cidades sustentáveis : um desafio comum para Brasil e Portugal

    Souza, Léa Cristina Lucas; Ramos, Rui A. R.; Silva, Antônio Nélson Rodrigues da; Mendes, José F. G.

    2003-01-01

    Como conseqüência dos crescentes problemas ambientais, econômicos e sociais de muitas cidades faz-se necessária a criação de métodos para o acompanhamento e gestão do crescimento urbano, de tal forma que se possa promover os conceitos de desenvolvimento sustentável e qualidade de vida urbana. A implementação de estratégias para este fim deve partir da investigação e análise crítica da condição atual de desenvolvimento das cidades, a partir de indicadores que devem refletir o contexto específi...

  9. Corporate governance e setor empresarial público em Portugal: contributo para um normativo regulador

    Vicente, Pedro Miguel dos Santos Ferreira

    2014-01-01

    Dissertação de Mestrado em Gestão e Políticas Públicas Resumo A transição do Estado Social, intervencionista e garante de bem-estar, para o Estado Regulador, focado na eficiência e na iniciativa da sociedade civil, ocorrida a partir da década de 80 do século XX, motiva uma profunda reflexão sobre a gestão e as políticas públicas e, em particular, sobre a gestão do setor empresarial público. A definição das políticas públicas e a administração pública em geral parecem crescentemente i...

  10. Adaptação Transcultural Brasil-Portugal da Escala de Satisfação com o Suporte Social para Estudantes do Ensino Superior

    João P. Marôco

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Realizou-se adaptação transcultural da Escala de Satisfação com o Suporte Social (ESSS para a língua portuguesa. As qualidades psicométricas foram avaliadas numa amostra de 1.023 estudantes do ensino superior do Brasil e de Portugal. A partir dos resultados obtidos propõe-se uma versão modificada da ESSS com 12 itens que avaliam 4 dimensões. A versão modificada revelou adequada confiabilidade, validade fatorial, validade concorrente, divergente e discriminante com exceção dessa última para Satisfação com as Amizades e a Intimidade. A validade convergente esteve no limite do aceitável. Observou-se invariância dos pesos fatoriais entre Brasil e Portugal, permitindo sua utilização para a avaliação da Satisfação com o Suporte Social em estudantes do ensino superior de ambos os países.

  11. Integração da bicicleta na mobilidade urbana – análise de casos de estudo e ensinamentos para Portugal

    Ruxa, Marta Sofia Cardoso

    2013-01-01

    A mobilidade urbana está na origem de 40% das emissões de CO2 e de 70% das emissões de outros poluentes. Em Portugal o sector dos transportes é um dos principais emissores de gases com efeito de estufa. Este aumento do tráfego nas cidades tem conduzido a um fenómeno de congestionamento crónico, com inúmeras consequências negativas no meio ambiente e na qualidade de vida das populações. Esta dissertação de mestrado pretende contribuir para inverter a tendência e aponta um conjunto de estrat...

  12. Uma autonomia energética sustentável para Portugal. Mitigar as alterações climáticas desenvolvendo segurança económica A sustainable energy autonomy to Portugal

    Ruben Eiras

    2010-01-01

    As alterações climáticas, a segurança nacional e a dependência de energia são questões intimamente inter-relacionadas; deste modo, a segurança energética subiu para o topo da agenda dos responsáveis políticos, organizações internacionais e empresas. O artigo começa por reflectir sobre a segurança energética, avalia a segurança e a dependência energética no quadro da União Europeia e compara o Índice de Risco Geopolítico de Segurança Energética de Portugal e Suécia.Climate changes, national se...

  13. Contribución para la caracterización bioclimática del Norte de Portugal. La transición florística atlántico-mediterránea.

    Martins, Alvaro R.; Crespí, Antonio L.; Castro, Adriano; Fernandes, Claúdia P.; Rocha, Joao; de Castro, Carlos; Bernardos, Sonia; Amich García, Francisco

    2008-01-01

    Contribución para la caracterización bioclimática del norte de Portugal. La transición florística atlántico-mediterránea. Este trabajo se incluye en la serie de trabajos ya iniciados por Crespí et al. (2001), con el objetivo de contribuir al conocimiento bioclimático del Norte de Portugal, a través de la información florística presente. En este sentido, y para proceder a una posible cartografia de las áreas biogeográficas naturales desde una perspectiva termopluviométrica, son ahora introduci...

  14. Motivaciones de los escolares europeos para la práctica del deporte escolar. Un estudio realizado en España, Italia, Francia y Portugal

    Fraile, Antonio

    2006-08-01

    Full Text Available This study as purpose know the motives of the European students with 12 years of age for taking part in the school sport. They are resident students in the cities of: Valladolid (España, Oporto (Portugal, Roma (Italia, Tarbes-Pau (Francia, belonging to a set of relatively close countries and with a political, economic, sociocultural similar context. For it, there has been applied a questionnaire (based on the scale Likert, semiconstructed interviews and several groups of discussion with approximately 300 students (children-girls of these populations.

    Este estudio tiene como finalidad conocer los motivos de los escolares europeos de 12 años de edad para participar en el deporte escolar. Se tratan de escolares que residen en las ciudades de Valladolid (España, Oporto (Portugal, Roma (Italia y Tarbes-Pau (Francia, pertenecientes a un grupo de países relativamente próximos y con un contexto político, económico y socio-cultural similar. Para ello, se ha aplicado un cuestionario (basado en la escala Likert, entrevistas semi-estructuradas y varios grupos de discusión con aproximadamente 300 escolares (niños-niñas en cada una de esas poblaciones.

  15. Pobreza e desigualdade em Portugal

    Sabença, Cindy Sofia dos Santos Alves Ribeiro

    2012-01-01

    A conjuntura económica atual levanta questões sobre a condição de vida e bem-estar da sociedade, obrigando a uma reflexão aprofundada sobre a Pobreza e Desigualdade em Portugal. Este estudo tem como objetivo caracterizar a situação portuguesa e apresentar quais os determinantes da Pobreza em Portugal. Para tal é utilizada a base de dados estatísticos do Eurostat não só para a caracterização da sociedade portuguesa num contexto europeu, como também para desenvolver um modelo de estimação linea...

  16. Modelos econométricos para el precio de los inmuebles: un caso de estudio en Portugal

    Canavarro Teixeira, María Cristina

    2011-01-01

    The main purpose of this study is to understand how the price of housing is formed in Portugal. We developed a case study in Castelo Branco, the city where I live since 1993. The study focuses on the prices of the apartments that were sold with the assistance of Estate Agents operating in Castelo Branco in the period of 2005- 2009. For the development of the study, we used two different methodologies: Hedonic Pricing Methods (MPH) and Artificial Neural Networks (ANN). ANN are a less tradition...

  17. Biogeografia de Portugal Continental

    Costa, José C.; Aguiar, Carlos; Capelo, J.; Lousã, Mário; Neto, Carlos

    1998-01-01

    Apresentam-se alguns conceitos fundamentais usados em Biogeografia. Propõe-se uma tipologia biogeográfica para Portugal continental desenvolvida a partir dos trabalhos de S. Rivas-Martínez para a Península Ibérica, principalmente: RIVAS-MARTÍNEZ et al (1990). São enumeradas as unidades biogeográficas reconhecidas no território continental nacional e discutem-se os seus limites até ao nível de Superdistrito, bem como os critérios e fundamentos florísticos e fitossociológicos ...

  18. Portugal é o mar

    Meneses, Avelino de Freitas de

    2007-01-01

    Os oceanos são críticos para a sobrevivência e o bem-estar da Humanidade, pelo que as oportunidades que encerram estão ao alcance e são um desafio para todos nós. Longe vão os tempos em que o mar separava os países e os povos – hoje é o mar que os aproxima e lhes confere poder e competitividade. Sendo um facto que sempre que Portugal se voltou para o mar prosperou, é objetivo do presente trabalho conhecer as razões que contribuíram para que o país chegasse à atual situação. ...

  19. Bioindicadores leñosos para conocer los cambios climáticos y antrópicos en Portugal

    Carrión Marco, Yolanda; Badal, Ernestina; Figueiral, Isabel

    2012-01-01

    Los carbones recuperados en contextos arqueológicos son bioindicadores claves para reconstruir la historia de las especies vegetales, su área de repartición espacial y cronológica. Su identificación botánica es una herramienta precisa para descifrar los cambios climáticos y las actividades humanas en el territorio, ya que las especies vegetales se pueden datar directamente por Acelerador de Espectrometría de Masas (ASM) para interpretar los cambios. En el presente trabajo revisamos los datos ...

  20. As parcerias público-privadas para o desenvolvimento de infraestrutura rodoviária: experiência recente em Portugal

    Joaquim Filipe Ferraz Esteves Araújo

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available As parcerias público-privadas (PPPs tornaram-se, nas últimas décadas, uma moda em todo o mundo. Tendo em mente o pressuposto teórico das PPPs, analisa-se a relação entre a utilização destas e os resultados obtidos no setor da construção e gestão de rodovias em Portugal. Por meio de revisão teórica da literatura e da análise dos dados existentes, propõe-se discutir os aspetos positivos e negativos dessa experiência. Os resultados apontam acordos de construção e gestão das rodovias que, na prática, não resultaram em uma mais-valia para o Estado, porque contrariam as boas práticas na utilização dos recursos públicos.

  1. Un cargo para el duque de Medina Sidonia: Portugal, el Estrecho de Gibraltar y el comercio indiano (1578-1584

    Salas Almela, Luis

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available This article reveals and interprets the negotiations surrounding the nomination around 1580 of the Duke of Medina Sidonia as a candidate for the presidency of both the Consejo de Indias and the Casa de la Contratación. The historical context of those years, both that of the ducal house and that of the crown and its institutions, provide relevant clues regarding the contemporary debate about the duke’s suitability as a candidate for both posts. In turn, the duke’s refusal of these posts also sheds important light on the significance of this crucial historical juncture.

    Este artículo descubre e interpreta la negociación que se produjo en torno a la candidatura del duque de Medina Sidonia para presidir tanto el Consejo de Indias como la Casa de la Contratación en torno a 1580. A partir de la coyuntura histórica de aquellos años, tanto para la Casa señorial como para la Corona y sus instituciones, analizamos los argumentos a favor y en contra de la idoneidad del duque para los cargos. De este modo, el rechazo de Medina Sidonia arroja nueva luz sobre el significado de aquella crucial coyuntura.

  2. Water resources and sustainable development: planning requirements and shared management between Spain and Portugal; Recursos hidricos y desarrollo sostenible: requisitos para la planificacion y gestion compartida entre Espana y Portugal

    Lopez Lopez, A.

    2011-07-01

    The Earth has a constant quantity of water, but suffers hydric stress and forecast of future is not optimistic. Thus, the UN in the Millennium Development Goals for 2015 establishes special reference to the issues of water. This paper highlights the indicators of sustainability for the hydric resources and proposes an ecosistemic model of eco-social efficiency for the sharing planning and management between Spain and Portugal. (Author)

  3. Adaptação transcultural Portugal-Brasil do Inventário de Burnout de Maslach para estudantes

    Juliana Alvares Duarte Bonini Campos

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Realizar a adaptação transcultural da versão em português do Inventário de Burnout de Maslach para estudantes e investigar sua confiabilidade, validade e invariância transcultural. MÉTODOS: A validação de face envolveu participação de equipe multidisciplinar. Foi realizada validação de conteúdo. A versão em português foi preenchida em 2009, pela internet, por 958 estudantes universitários brasileiros e 556 portugueses da zona urbana. Realizou-se análise fatorial confirmatória utilizando-se como índices de ajustamento o χ2/df, o comparative fit index (CFI, goodness of fit index (GFI e o root mean square error of approximation (RMSEA. Para verificação da estabilidade da solução fatorial conforme a versão original em inglês, realizou-se validação cruzada em 2/3 da amostra total e replicada no 1/3 restante. A validade convergente foi estimada pela variância extraída média e confiabilidade composta. Avaliou-se a validade discriminante e a consistência interna foi estimada pelo coeficiente alfa de Cronbach. A validade concorrente foi estimada por análise correlacional da versão em português e dos escores médios do Inventário de Burnout de Copenhague; a divergente foi comparada à Escala de Depressão de Beck. Foi avaliada a invariância do modelo entre a amostra brasileira e a portuguesa. RESULTADOS: O modelo trifatorial de Exaustão, Descrença e Eficácia apresentou ajustamento adequado (χ2/df = 8,498; CFI = 0,916; GFI = 0,902; RMSEA = 0,086. A estrutura fatorial foi estável (λ: χ2dif = 11,383, p = 0,50; Cov: χ2dif = 6,479, p = 0,372; Resíduos: χ2dif = 21,514, p = 0,121. Observou-se adequada validade convergente (VEM = 0,45;0,64, CC = 0,82;0,88, discriminante (ρ² = 0,06;0,33 e consistência interna (α = 0,83;0,88. A validade concorrente da versão em português com o Inventário de Copenhague foi adequada (r = 0,21;0,74. A avaliação da validade divergente do instrumento foi prejudicada pela

  4. Adaptação transcultural Portugal-Brasil do Inventário de Burnout de Maslach para estudantes

    Juliana Alvares Duarte Bonini Campos

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Realizar a adaptação transcultural da versão em português do Inventário de Burnout de Maslach para estudantes e investigar sua confiabilidade, validade e invariância transcultural. MÉTODOS: A validação de face envolveu participação de equipe multidisciplinar. Foi realizada validação de conteúdo. A versão em português foi preenchida em 2009, pela internet, por 958 estudantes universitários brasileiros e 556 portugueses da zona urbana. Realizou-se análise fatorial confirmatória utilizando-se como índices de ajustamento o χ²/df, o comparative fit index (CFI, goodness of fit index (GFI e o root mean square error of approximation (RMSEA. Para verificação da estabilidade da solução fatorial conforme a versão original em inglês, realizou-se validação cruzada em 2/3 da amostra total e replicada no 1/3 restante. A validade convergente foi estimada pela variância extraída média e confiabilidade composta. Avaliou-se a validade discriminante e a consistência interna foi estimada pelo coeficiente alfa de Cronbach. A validade concorrente foi estimada por análise correlacional da versão em português e dos escores médios do Inventário de Burnout de Copenhague; a divergente foi comparada à Escala de Depressão de Beck. Foi avaliada a invariância do modelo entre a amostra brasileira e a portuguesa. RESULTADOS: O modelo trifatorial de Exaustão, Descrença e Eficácia apresentou ajustamento adequado (χ²/df = 8,498; CFI = 0,916; GFI = 0,902; RMSEA = 0,086. A estrutura fatorial foi estável (λ: χ²dif = 11,383, p = 0,50; Cov: χ²dif = 6,479, p = 0,372; Resíduos: χ²dif = 21,514, p = 0,121. Observou-se adequada validade convergente (VEM = 0,45;0,64, CC = 0,82;0,88, discriminante (ρ² = 0,06;0,33 e consistência interna (α = 0,83;0,88. A validade concorrente da versão em português com o Inventário de Copenhague foi adequada (r = 0,21;0,74. A avaliação da validade divergente do instrumento foi prejudicada

  5. Viabilidade económica da implementação de um reactor nuclear para a produção de energia eléctrica em Portugal

    Pedro, Miguel António de Morais

    2012-01-01

    O presente trabalho tem como objectivo avaliar economicamente e determinar a viabilidade da implementação de um reactor nuclear para produção de energia eléctrica. Faz-se uma abordagem a aspectos da energia nuclear no mundo e em particular a energia nuclear na união europeia, faz-se uma análise sobre a estrutura do sector nuclear em Espanha e o futuro da energia no mundo. É realizada uma análise sobre a energia nuclear em Portugal, são abordados aspectos como o planeamento energético, a local...

  6. “Jesus made in Brazil”: notas sobre a transnacionalização do pentecostalismo brasileiro para Portugal (“Jesus made in Brazil”: notes on the transnationalization of Brazilian Pentecostalism to Portugal - DOI: 10.5752/P.2175-5841.2011v9n22p416

    Paulo Gracino Junior

    2011-11-01

    Full Text Available O impacto de novas modalidades religiosas sobre “culturas locais” é um tema clássico das Ciências Sociais. Partindo das teses weberianas, muitos cientistas sociais analisam a adesão de crescentes contingentes populacionais ao protestantismo pentecostal no mundo não desenvolvido em sua relação positiva com o estabelecimento da modernidade capitalista. Porém, quando se trata da implantação desses movimentos religiosos em solo europeu, o que antes era uma “boa nova”, um sopro de modernidade para os corações latinos, torna-se algo ameaçador, capaz de corromper os sólidos pilares da modernidade europeia. Pensando nessas abordagens, a implantação do pentecostalismo brasileiro em Portugal torna-se curiosa, uma vez que é compreendida, por um lado, como uma corrupção da tradição católica portuguesa e, por outro, como um surto irracionalista, um entrave à europeização portuguesa. Dito isso, o objetivo desse trabalho é analisar como os atores sociais acionam esses aspectos nas diversas frentes de resistência ao crescimento pentecostal no país.Palavras-chave: Pentecostalismo; Transnacionalização; Brasil; Portugal. AbstractThe impact of new religious modalities on "local cultures" is a classic theme of Social Sciences. Building on the weberian thesis, many social scientists have examined the adhesion of the growing population contingents to Pentecostal Protestantism in the undeveloped world in its positive relationship with the establishment of capitalist modernity. However, when it comes to the deployment of these religious movements in Europe, what was once a "good new", a blow of modernity to the hearts of modern Latin, becomes something threatening, capable of corrupting the solid pillars of European modernity. Thinking about these approaches, the implementation of Brazilian Pentecostalism in Portugal becomes curious, since it is understood, first, as a corruption of the Portuguese Catholic tradition and, secondly

  7. EX-ÆQUO: contributo decisivo para um campo de estudos em Portugal EX-ÆQUO: a decisive contribution to a field of studies

    Teresa Joaquim

    2004-12-01

    Full Text Available Apresentação da revista Ex-Æquo (da Associação Portuguesa de Estudos sobre as Mulheres, no ambito da institucionalização dos estudos sobre as mulheres e sobre gênero em Portugal e no contexto de uma sociedade democrática.Presentation of the Ex-Æquo review (published by the Portuguese Association of Women' s Studies, having in mind the institucionalization of women's studies and gender studies in Portugal in the context of a democratic society.

  8. Ensino técnico: uma necessidade ou uma falácia? Notas para a compreensão da filosofia do ensino técnico em Portugal e no Brasil - Technical teaching: a necessity or a fallacy? Notes for the comprehension of the philosophy of technical teaching in Portugal

    Luís Alberto Marques Alves, Portugal.

    2013-08-01

    philosophy, in the investment, in the social credibility and in the economical necessity.Key-words: technical teaching, professionalization, industrial capitalism, neoprofessionalism, Portugal, Brazil, secondary teaching. ENSEÑANZA TÉCNICA: UNA NECESIDAD O UNA FALACIA? NOTAS PARA LA COMPRENSIÓN DE LA FILOSOFÍA DE LA ENSEÑANZA TÉCNICA EN PORTUGAL Y EN BRASILResumenHablar de enseñanza técnica obliga a cruzar vertientes científicas diversas -  historia, sociología, economía - y a contextualizar la información en el ámbito de la Historia de la Educación. La herencia recibida del sistema corporativo, la partición de responsabilidades entre público y privado, las expectativas sociales y económicas, su relación con el desarrollo y la difícil relación entre el nacional y el internacional son algunas de las vertientes que importa analizar cuando buscamos hacer un trayecto breve en la dimensión pero ampliado en el tiempo. Insertar aún una preocupación comparativa entre Portugal y Brasil, aunque puntual, exige una síntesis de las ideas nucleares marginalizando el accesorio. Pretende este artigo, en una cronología que va del siglo 18 a fines del 20, especificar los cambios de filosofía, de embestida, de credibilidad social y de necesidad económica.Palabras-clave: enseñanza técnica, profesionalización, capitalismo industrial, neoprofesionalismo, Portugal, Brasil, enseñanza secundaria.  L'ENSEIGNEMENT TECHNIQUE: UNE NECESSITE OU UNE ERREUR? ASPECTS POUR LA COMPREHENSION DE LA PHILOSOPHIE DE L'ENSEIGNEMENT TECHNIQUE AU PORTUGAL ET AU BRESILRésumeEn parlant de l'enseignement technique on nécessite d’indiquer plusieurs aspects scientifiques - histoire, sociologie, économie - et de contextualiser l'information dans l'histoire de l'éducation. L'héritage du système d'entreprise, la répartition des responsabilités entre les attentes de l’état et des privés, sociaux et économiques, leur relation avec le développement et les relations difficiles

  9. Acessibilidade e capacidade para pagar pelos serviços de água e de esgotamento sanitário em Portugal Affordability and accessibility in the water and wastewater services in Portugal

    Pedro Carvalho

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available O crescimento da população mundial no último século tem conduzido a um aumento exponencial do uso da água, a um consequente aumento da sua escassez, bem como a uma diminuição da sua qualidade. Uma das principais causas responsáveis por essa realidade tem sido o reduzido preço que os diferentes stakeholders pagam por esse recurso. O facto de não ser pago pelos diferentes stakeholders um preço justo que reflita os impactos causados no ambiente, bem como na vida das gerações futuras pelo consumo desse recurso, tem conduzido à sobre-exploração da água. Nesse contexto, perspectiva-se, em nível mundial, um incremento dos encargos com os serviços de águas e de esgotamento sanitário, com o intuito de tornar a gestão desse recurso sustentável e, paralelamente, melhorar a sua qualidade. Este trabalho compara os encargos que as famílias de vários países suportam com esses serviços e analisa, em detalhe, o impacto atual desses encargos nas famílias em Portugal, evidenciando os resultados de dois estudos recentes e das reformas em curso. Conclui-se que o aumento do preço do recurso água será inevitável e, por conseguinte, uma maior parcela dos rendimentos familiares será dispensada com esses serviços. Este trabalho demonstra que será no interior de Portugal que poderão surgir, no futuro, os maiores problemas de affordability.The world population growth over the last century has led to an exponential increase in water use, besides more scarcity of this resource and a drop in its quality. One of the major failures in the water sector has been the low price that different stakeholders pay for this good. The fact that a fair price has not been paid for water reflects its overuse with impacts on the environment and on the lives of future generations. In this context, it is expected that the expenses with the water and wastewater services will rise all over the world in order to achieve a more sustainable management of this

  10. Metodologia para a monitorização e gestão da pesca de arrasto em Portugal. O exemplo do SIG GEOCRUST 1.0

    Joana Simões; Carlos Pinto; Manuel Afonso-Dias

    2003-01-01

    A METHODOLOGY FOR THE MONITORING AND MANAGEMENT OF TRAWL FISHERIES IN PORTUGAL. THE SIG EXAMPLE OF GEOCRUST 1.0. This paper aims to present the Geographical Information System GEOCRUST 1.0, a computer programme developed within the fishery research project DGXIV 99/059, Use of Satellite GPS data to map effort and landings of the Portuguese crustacean fleet (GEOCRUST), in the University of Algarve. This stand-alone application was developed essentially to map fishing effort and catch per unit ...

  11. Motivaciones de los escolares europeos para la práctica del deporte escolar. Un estudio realizado en España, Italia, Francia y Portugal

    Fraile, Antonio; de Diego, Raúl

    2006-01-01

    This study as purpose know the motives of the European students with 12 years of age for taking part in the school sport. They are resident students in the cities of: Valladolid (España), Oporto (Portugal), Roma (Italia), Tarbes-Pau (Francia), belonging to a set of relatively close countries and with a political, economic, sociocultural similar context. For it, there has been applied a questionnaire (based on the scale Likert), semiconstructed interviews and several groups of discussion with ...

  12. La Evaluación para el aprendizaje de la interpretación de conferencias concepciones y prácticas de docentes y discentes en tres cursos de posgrado de Cataluña, Portugal y Canarias /

    Domínguez Araújo, Lara

    2015-01-01

    Este trabajo estudia las concepciones y prácticas de docentes y discentes sobre evaluación formativa (o evaluación para el aprendizaje) en interpretación de conferencias desde un prisma cualitativo, a partir de la recogida directa de información en tres posgrados de Cataluña, Portugal y Canarias durante el curso 2010/2011. La teoría repasa la evaluación en el ámbito de la educación y en la enseñanza aprendizaje de la interpretación: la evaluación educativa a lo largo del tiempo y los paradigm...

  13. La evaluación para el aprendizaje de la interpretación de conferencias. Concepciones y prácticas de docentes y discentes en tres cursos de posgrado de Cataluña, Portugal y Canarias

    Domínguez Araújo, Lara

    2015-01-01

    Este trabajo estudia las concepciones y prácticas de docentes y discentes sobre evaluación formativa (o evaluación para el aprendizaje) en interpretación de conferencias desde un prisma cualitativo, a partir de la recogida directa de información en tres posgrados de Cataluña, Portugal y Canarias durante el curso 2010/2011. La teoría repasa la evaluación en el ámbito de la educación y en la enseñanza aprendizaje de la interpretación: la evaluación educativa a lo largo del tiempo y los parad...

  14. Currículo e ensino da História no 1º ciclo do Ensino Básico em Portugal: notas para uma reflexão

    Favinha, Marília

    2011-01-01

    Iniciamos o nosso artigo sobre o currículo e ensino da História no 1º ciclo em Portugal situando esta área no quadro mais geral das Ciências Humanas, ao qual pertence. De seguida tentaremos perceber como é que a História se tem configurado neste ciclo e qual a contribuição que dá para a formação integral dos alunos, com o intuito de discutir alguns aspectos da relação entre o currículo nacional e as metodologias de ensino da História neste nível de ensino.

  15. Análise do mercado de remessas: Portugal/Brasil

    João Peixoto; António Vasco Marques

    2010-01-01

    Estudo para o conhecimento do mercado de remessas de imigrantes de Portugal para o Brasil. O estudo inclui as tendências e características actuais da imigração brasileira em Portugal e o contexto regulador do mercado.

  16. Lessons from Portugal

    Harry, Vickie; Mechling, Ken

    2010-01-01

    Portugal has long been touted as a popular destination for savvy travelers, but now educators are touting it as something else--a professional development (PD) powerhouse for inquiry-based science! This article describes Portugal's ongoing efforts to reform its country's elementary science education program through a project known as the…

  17. Tertiary Education in Portugal

    OECD Publishing (NJ3), 2008

    2008-01-01

    Portugal's tertiary education sector has expanded significantly over the last 20 years, but participation and overall educational attainment levels remain below European standards and enrolment rates have begun to decline. The OECD review recommends that Portugal's national government should focus on strategic direction and leave higher education…

  18. Incêndios Florestais em Portugal Continental fora do "período crítico". Contributos para o seu conhecimento.

    Fernandes, Sofia

    2015-01-01

    Todos os anos, durante o verão, milhares de hectares de floresta são devastados pelos incêndios florestais que se verificam em várias regiões do globo. Na Europa, por exemplo, a maior parte, concentram-se na região do Mediterrâneo. Portugal tem sido o país mais afetado registando, maioritariamente, entre os meses de julho a setembro, uma grande concentração do número de ocorrências e área ardida, pelo que estes meses foram designados de período crítico, durante o qual vigoram medidas especiai...

  19. Potencialidades do turismo equestre em Portugal

    Magalhães, Nuno Manuel Fernandes

    2015-01-01

    Portugal apresenta um vasto conjunto de fatores que potenciam o desenvolvimento do turismo equestre nacional. A cavalo (turismo a cavalo) ou pelo cavalo (turismo do cavalo), o turismo equestre representa uma importante oportunidade para a qualificação e diferenciação da oferta turística nacional, assim como para a dinamização das economias rurais, ajudando a combater a sazonalidade e as assimetrias entre as regiões costeiras e do interior. Para a realização deste estudo, proced...

  20. O fenômeno das explicações: aspectos da realidade portuguesa e do contexto global Las clases particulares en Portugal: elementos para la caracterización del fenômeno Private tutoring in Portugal: elements for the characterization of the phenomenon

    Jorge Adelino Costa

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available As explicações (private tutoring, como fenômeno que ocorre geralmente fora da escola, podem ser interpretadas sob múltiplos pontos de vista: como instrumento pedagógico a serviço dos alunos que já experimentaram ou perspectivam vir a experimentar insucesso escolar; como adjuvante das famílias na conquista das melhores posições para disputar o selectivo processo de ingresso no ensino superior; como expressão do mercado educativo, em que as famílias exercem liberdade de escolha; como fenômeno que pode induzir formas de pressão externa sobre a escola, nomeadamente quando pode ser identificado pelos "consumidores" (famílias como sintoma da reduzida qualidade e eficácia das escolas; ou, pelo contrário, como aliado das escolas na obtenção dos melhores resultados nos exames tendo em vista a melhoria do posicionamento respectivo no chamado ranking das escolas. Seja qual for a perspectiva adoptada, parece-nos essencial conhecer os contornos do fenômeno, quer em Portugal, quer noutros contextos nacionais. Na sequência de uma investigação acerca da temática das explicações iniciada em 2001, que conta já com cinco anos sucessivos de recolhas de informação, realizada através de inquérito por questionário dirigido a todos os alunos do 12º ano (último ano do ensino secundário português, o ano escolar que precede o acesso ao ensino superior de quatro escolas secundárias de uma cidade do litoral português a que chamamos Cidade Aquarela, apresentamos neste artigo alguns dos dados relativos ao ano lectivo de 2005/2006.Las clases particulares (private tutoring, como fenômeno que ocurre principalmente fuera de la escuela, se pueden interpretar a través de varios puntos de vista: como instrumento pedagógico para los alumnos que han experimentado o piensan que experimentarán fracaso escolar; como algo que ayuda a las familias en la "conquista" de las mejores posiciones para competir en el proceso selectivo para entrar en una

  1. A Mudança Organizativa como Projecto Crítico para a Eficiência do Sistema Público de Saúde: Análise Teórica e Estudo do Caso das Agências de Contratualização em Portugal

    Cabral, António Jorge

    2005-01-01

    Este estudo aborda a relevância da mudança organizativa como suporte para reformas do sistema público de Saúde português. Tanto a reforma como a mudança organizativa sectorial são enquadradas no contexto da modernização da Administração Pública, em Portugal e no conjunto da OCDE. O trabalho tem duas componentes: por um lado, procuram-se as ligações conceituais entre diferentes disciplinas para compreender a complexidade dos motivos e mecanismos da reforma da Administração Pública e da i...

  2. Estudo da viabilidade de utilização da água de ETAR tratada para combate a incêndios florestais em Portugal continental

    Mendes, Liliana Paula Duarte

    2009-01-01

    Dissertação apresentada na Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia da Universidade Nova de Lisboa para obtenção do grau de Mestre em: Engenharia do Ambiente - Perfil de Sanitária Actualmente, devido ao crescente aumento populacional as necessidades intrínsecas de água têm vindo a aumentar. Assim sendo, como as reservas de água doce são limitadas, terão de ser encontradas alternativas por forma não por em causa a sustentabilidade deste recurso. Desta forma o uso de água reutilizada para co...

  3. Especificidades da edição para a infância em Portugal: o caso da Bruaá

    Dias, Joana Rita Guedes

    2014-01-01

    O mercado editorial tem sofrido, nos últimos tempos, uma mudança profunda no seu funcionamento, com o crescimento e consolidação dos grandes grupos editoriais e com a consequente extinção das pequenas editoras. Temos, atualmente, um mercado liderado por dois grandes grupos que monopolizam as vendas, deixando pouco espaço de manobra para as pequenas empresas da área que tentam subsistir. Por outro lado, a edição para a infância conhece nos últimos anos um crescimento sem igual, com a int...

  4. Mudanças no sector dos transportes em Portugal: que caminhos para a actividade de serviço público e para a preservação do interesse geral?

    Marianne Lacomblez

    2006-12-01

    Full Text Available Since the early 1990s, the passenger road transportation sector in Portugal has been through great changes in its setting. The effected changes aim mainly at minimizing the losses related to oscillations in the use of public transport, due to the increasing traffic jams in urban centres and to the consequent increase in the use of private vehicles. The focus on drivers´ activity led us to the development of two case studies, in four public and private companies. Its results reinforce the need to debate, on one hand, the options underlying the implemented changes and, on the other hand, the criteria associated with the delivery of public service. Finally, it is in the analysis of public service activity and in the strategies developed there-in, that we find important contributions in terms of regulation modes to fit general interest in what concerns citizens´ mobility.

  5. El grado de importancia del marketing relacional en el espacio de alojamiento para el turismo de naturaleza : el caso de Portugal

    Carvalho, Mário João Paulo de Jesus

    2010-01-01

    El objetivo que se persigue en la presente Tesis Doctoral, es llevar a cabo un análisis acerca de la adecuación del Marketing Relacional en los alojamientos de turismo de naturaleza que operan en los mercados actuales, como estrategia competitiva capaz de proporcionar ventajas sostenibles en el tiempo. Se busca identificar un modelo de desarrollo para las unidades de alojamiento turístico en el turismo de naturaleza, lo que significa la sostenibilidad de esas organizaciones.

  6. A creche em Portugal

    Serrano, Leonor; Pinto, Jorge

    2015-01-01

    Na evolução das creches em Portugal verifica-se uma alternância entre conceções assistencialista de integração educacional. Procura-se refletir sobre a tensão existente entre estas duas perspetivas relativamente ao atendimento em creche em Portugal. A creche foi considerada como local de guarda por impedimento dos pais, no entanto no decurso dos tempos assistimos a tentativas de a assumir como um serviço de prestação de cuidados e de educação promovendo um desenvolvimento mais holístico e res...

  7. Class actions in Portugal

    Raimundo, Maria Carlos Miranda

    2013-01-01

    Even eighteen years after the implementation of Law 83/95, of August 31, about the rights of participation in class action litigation in Portugal, there is no sufficient evidence of its applicability. Contrarily to what is observed in other countries as the United States and Brazil it seems that in Portugal, there is no interest of the several parties that would be involved in a class action litigation to obtain information or inform other parties relatively to the main procedures on it and t...

  8. A congregação salesiana e o seu ideal educativo (1894-1974): contributo para a história do ensino confessional em Portugal

    Silva, Isabel Maria Simões de Barros Pereira da

    2012-01-01

    Tese de mestrado, Didáctica da História, Universidade de Lisboa, Faculdade de Letras, 2012 Este trabalho tem por objecto o papel da Congregação Salesiana na educação da juventude, elegendo para observação as Oficinas de S. José em Lisboa. Caracterizámos a personalidade do seu Fundador – Dom Bosco – procurando identificar os elementos relevantes do seu pensamento e da sua actuação no que respeita ao projecto educativo que instituiu e defendeu – o “Sistema Preventivo”. A...

  9. Redes pedonais para pessoas com mobilidade reduzida : exercício de avaliação multicritério em Braga, Portugal

    Neiva, Carolina; Rodrigues, Daniel Souto; Ramos, Rui A. R.

    2013-01-01

    A mobilidade urbana é um fator primordial para os planeadores urbanos e decisores no desenvolver da sua atividade, principalmente quando esta tem como objeto as viagens da população com mobilidade reduzida. No âmbito da realidade portuguesa, o presente trabalho avaliou se as características físicas de um determinado espaço urbano respeitam as exigências do Decreto-Lei 163/2006. Neste enquadramento foi idealizado um modelo de avaliação multicritério do grau de conformidade dos es...

  10. Muslim Slaves and Freedmen in Medieval Portugal

    Soyer, François

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available The study of slavery in medieval Portugal has focused almost exclusively on the status and fate of the sub-Saharan Africans who started to arrive in the kingdom from 1441 onwards. The work of A. C. de C. M Saunders, A Social History of Black Slaves and Freedmen in Portugal 1441-1555 (Cambridge University Press, 1982 has been particularly important in this respect. In stark contrast to this, the fate of the substantial number of Muslim slaves who lived and worked in Portugal during the medieval period has to a large extent been overlooked. Using documentary evidence obtained from the national Portuguese archives, this article proposes to analyse in detail the origins of these slaves, their economic and social role and the laws that were promulgated to control them and their owners. The status of freedmen and manumission practices are also closely studied.

    El estudio de la esclavitud en el Portugal medieval ha sido dominado por estudios sobre los esclavos oriundos del África subsahariana que comenzaron a ser importados en aquel reino desde 1441. La obra de A. C. de C. M. Saunders, A Social History of Black Slaves and Freedmen in Portugal 1441-1555 (Cambridge University Press, 1982 ha sido particularmente importante a este respecto. En contraste con esta situación, se sabe relativamente poco de los esclavos musulmanes en el reino medieval de Portugal. Utilizando nuevas fuentes documentales del archivo nacional portugués, este artículo se propone examinar los orígenes de estos esclavos musulmanes y su posición económica y social en el Portugal del medievo, así como las leyes reales que fueron promulgadas para controlar a los esclavos y a sus dueños. La posición social de los libertos y las prácticas de manumisión serán también estudiadas.

  11. Early Retirement in Portugal

    Albuquerque, Paula; Arcanjo, Manuela; Escária, Vítor

    2009-01-01

    This paper analyzes the early retirement decisions made by Portuguese workers aged 50 to 64. It investigates the main characteristics of early retirees, and the main determinants of their decision, based on the eight waves of the European Community Household Panel for Portugal, from 1994 to 2001. Several definitions of early retirement are considered in order to take into account the different pathways to retirement that workers may follow. Some results are robust to different methodologie...

  12. Restructuring in SMEs Portugal

    Pereira, Dina; Leitão, João

    2013-01-01

    Based on information derived from 85 case studies across all EU Member States and other sources, the project outlines the features peculiar to SMEs in their anticipation and management of restructuring, explores the main drivers of change and analyses the factors influencing successful restructuring. It offers some insight into how restructuring impacts on workers and the company itself and sets out several policy pointers for future action. This is the country report for Portugal.

  13. Eastern Enlargement and Portugal

    Tania Fernandes

    1999-01-01

    The paper is structured in two parts. The first one analyses the proposals of the European Commission concerning the reform of the European Union policies and the Eastern enlargement, set out in Agenda 2000. The second addresses the impacts of the Eastern enlargement to Portugal. The paper reviews the standard argument against the Eastern enlargement and presents evidence that an once and for all enlargement of all the ten Central and Eastern European Countries that applied for EU membership ...

  14. Assembling Toyota in Portugal

    Machado, Tiago; Moniz, António

    2003-01-01

    A lot has been written over the last decade with regard to Toyota and the productive model associated to it (toyota-ism). And more specifically concerning the "(…) best-seller that changed the... sociological world" (Castillo, 1998: 31). But the case of Salvador Caetano’s Ovar Industrial Division (OID), that assembles Toyota light commercial vehicles in Portugal, allows us to put forward a sub-hypothesis that fits into the analysis schema proposed in the First GERPISA International Program – ...

  15. A prática musical religiosa no Brasil e em Portugal na segunda metade do século XVIII: paralelo e fundamentação para a interpretação vocal da música de José Joaquim Emerico Lobo de Mesquita Religious musical practice in Brazil and Portugal in the second half of eighteenth century: parallels and basis for the vocal interpretation of the music of José Joaquim Emerico Lobo de Mesquita

    Katya Beatriz de Oliveira

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Na busca da sonoridade histórica e estilisticamente embasada para a interpretação vocal da música sacra mineira da segunda metade do século XVIII e início do XIX, tornase necessário um paralelo com a música realizada em Portugal durante o século XVIII, que constate a influência desta sobre a música mineira setecentista. Neste artigo pretendemos investigar as similaridades estilísticas entre a música do compositor mineiro José Joaquim Emerico Lobo de Mesquita, particularmente no solo de soprano de sua Missa em Mi bemol, com o solo de soprano de uma Missa a cinco vozes do compositor David Perez e o primeiro movimento do moteto Care Deus si respiro, para soprano solo e cordas, de Niccolò Jommelli, compositores italianos da escola napolitana atuantes em Portugal na segunda metade do século XVIII. Temos como objetivo justificar a utilização de tratados europeus para a fundamentação dos aspectos interpretativos da música mineira.In order to achieve a historically and stylisticallybased vocal interpretation of the sacred music of Minas Gerais (Brazil in the second half of the eighteenth century and early nineteenth century, it is necessary to compare it with Portuguese music written during the same period, thus tracing the Portuguese influence in the Brazilian works. In this essay we intend to investigate the similarities in style between the music of the composer from Minas Gerais José Joaquim Emerico Lobo de Mesquita, particularly in the soprano solo of his Mass in E flat, and the soprano solo of a Mass for five voices by David Perez and the first movement of the motet Care Deus si respiro, for soprano solo and strings, by Niccoló Jommelli, Italian composers of the Neapolitan school who worked for the Portuguese court in the second half of the 18th century. We will therefore attempt to justify the use of historical European singing treatises to use as basis for the vocal performance of this music from Minas Gerais.

  16. As associações de jornalistas, em Portugal, até 1974, e as suas publicações contributo para uma reflexão acerca do associativismo jornalístico

    Jorge Pedro Sousa

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Portugal has followed, since 1880, the international trend towards the foundation of representative organizations of journalists, documenting the growing sense of class among those who did of the editorial office of a newspaper an occupation, an activity or even a profession. The goal of this paper is to know the journalists' associations that existed in Portugal, from the very beginning until 1974, and in particular those which published some kind of bulletin or magazine, as well as presenting, in summary form, the respective publications. To that end, we have used bibliographic research about the journalistic associations and, especially, a documentary analysis of such publications.

  17. Novos resultados e elementos para a análise e debate sobre a Literacia da Informação em Portugal Nuevos resultados y elementos para el análisis y el debate sobre la Alfabetización Informacional en Portugal

    Viviana Fernández Marcial

    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo divulga resultados do Projeto de Pesquisa eLit.pt – A Literacia Informacional no Espaço Europeu do Ensino Superior. Ao longo dos dois anos foram divulgados os pressupostos teórico-metológicos e conceituais além dos resultados parciais dos dois inquéritos distribuídos para uma amostra de mais de três mil estudantes. Um dos inquéritos para alunos do último ano do secundário e outro a alunos do segundo ano do ensino universitário e politécnico. Neste artigo, avançamos com mais alguns resultados e divulgamos os modelos dos inquéritos aplicados. Com mais estes elementos esperamos contribuir para a estimulação de um debate urgente e aprofundado acerca do tema “literacia da informação” que não deve, em nosso entendimento, ser confundida com inclusão digital ou com brecha digital.

  18. Monsanto, orgullo de Portugal

    Brandes, Stanley

    2014-01-01

    El artículo investiga el concurso que tuvo lugar en 1938 durante el régimen fascista de António de Salazar con el fin de seleccionar «el pueblo más portugués de Portugal». En torno a este evento tuvo lugar una cercana colaboración entre etnólogos profesionales y el gobierno de derechas del momento. Este artículo ofrece una interpretación del mencionado concurso en el contexto de unas relaciones internacionales turbulentas, particularmente como reacción a la amenaza de una posible invasión esp...

  19. Is Portugal potentially insolvent

    Eric Dor

    2013-01-01

    The primary surplus ratio which is required to stabilize the public debt ratio depends on assumptions about the future rate of growth of nominal GDP and implicit interest rates levels. Under the official scenario of a long term nominal growth rate of 4% and an unchanged implicit interest rate of 3.5%, Portugal may even have a small deficit of the primary balance. However, under realistic forecasts of a 2.5% rate of nominal growth, and an implicit interest rate at 4.5%, debt stabilization requ...

  20. Innovationsnetzwerke in Portugal

    Cardoso Parreira, Daniel

    2008-01-01

    In der vorliegenden Arbeit wird analysiert, wie die Innovationsnetzwerke von Informationstechnologieunternehmen in Portugal räumlich strukturiert sind und welche Bedeutung räumliche Nähe für die InnovationsfŠhigkeit derselben hat. Als Ergebnis lassen sich zwei wesentliche Beobachtungen machen: Einerseits lässt sich eine deutliche Konzentration der portugiesischen IT-Branche auf die Metropolregion Lissabon (mehr als 80 %) und in großer räumlicher Nähe dazu auch zu den meisten Innovationspartne...

  1. Ultraviolet radiation watch in Portugal

    Ultraviolet radiation monitoring in Portugal started in the eighties using a broadband type detector installed at Lisbon. Currently, the Portuguese Institute of Meteorology has set up a new ultraviolet network using both spectral and broadband detectors covering most of the mainland territory and Madeira islands. Ultraviolet monitoring is complemented by the ultraviolet Index forecasting program started in 1999. A brief historical view, methodology and some results of the ultraviolet watch in Portugal are shown. (author)

  2. Caracterização biofísica e ecológica dos povoamentos de medronheiro amostrados em Portugal para o estudo da estrutura genética usando ferramentas SIG

    Roque, N.; Ricardo, A; Antunes, A.; Quinta-Nova, L.C.; Ribeiro, M.M.A.

    2014-01-01

    O medronheiro (Arbutus unedo L.) é uma espécie autóctone, com distribuição ubíqua em Portugal, tolerante ao stress hídrico, a solos de baixa fertilidade e com uma resistência ativa a incêndios florestais. O fruto é utilizado na produção de aguardente, a principal fonte de rendimento, e o seu consumo em fresco (medronho), com potencial antioxidante, representa uma nova oportunidade. Verifica-se, atualmente, um forte incremento na procura de plantas melhoradas. No âmbito do Pr...

  3. Palinologia do Pliocénico da Orla Ocidental Norte e Centro de Portugal : contributo para a compreensão da cronostratigrafia e da evolução paleoambiental

    Vieira, Manuel Carlos Marques

    2009-01-01

    O presente trabalho apresenta o estudo palinológico de depósitos pliocénicos da orla ocidental norte e central de Portugal, com vista à obtenção de informação sobre condições paleoambientais e de melhorar o conhecimento do posicionamento cronostratigráfico das diferentes unidades. Foram seleccionadas e estudadas 186 amostras provenientes de dez localidades (S. Pedro da Torre, Anadia, Monsarros, Barracão, Vale do Freixo, Praia da Vitória, Óbidos, Rio Maior, Belverde e Apostiç...

  4. Women in Portugal.

    Barbosa, M

    1981-01-01

    Prior to 1974, women in Portugal were restricted by the Penal Code and had little organizational power. Women's groups were formed within the Catholic Church to teach women about cooking, child care, and home economics. There was no contact with international women's groups. The press only reported events such as bra burning. 80% of all illiterates in Portugal are women. The conditions of Portuguese women are described after the revolution of April 25, 1974. Present roles are discussed for work, health, education, religion, trade unions and political parties, and women's organizations. The Women's Liberation Movement (WLM) appeared in May 1974 among a heterogenous group of women in Lisbon who were concerned about the oppression of women. WLM made feminist issues public amid ridicule and promoted the declaration of equal rights for women in the 1976 Republic Constitution and in the Family Code. Wage discrimination became illegal in 1979. Women represent 32.8% of the labor force. Unemployment is particularly high among women and is increasing. Women's wages and levels of skill are the lowest. The Christian Democratic government is actively engaged in a campaign to keep women at home and has formed the special Ministry of Family Affairs, which encourages large families and women's home activity in order to save jobs for men. There is a crisis in education: large class sizes and limited number of schools. Child care for the working mother is expensive when available and rarely available. An obstacle to women's rights has been the role of the Catholic Church, which fought equal rights legislation, condemned the Family Code and divorce laws, forbade the practice of contraception, and supported the movement against abortion. Only 1 member of government is a women, and she is considered a token. Trade unions have a women's section, but little attention is given to the problems of women. Women's groups within larger organizations have little autonomy. Those with autonomy

  5. Portugal na visão unamuniana da Ibéria como unidade dialética Portugal in Unamuno's view of Iberia as a dialectic unity

    Robert Patrick Newcomb

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Embora as relações do intelectual espanhol Miguel de Unamuno com Portugal tenham recebido bastante atenção crítica, o enfoque dessa tem sido a afirmação do interesse, mantido por décadas, de Unamuno pela terra e pela literatura portuguesa, e a confirmação de relações de influência entre Unamuno e escritores portugueses destacados. Longe disso, neste trabalho consideraremos como Unamuno incorpora Portugal numa concepção geral da Ibéria como unidade dialética, e demonstraremos como seu uso de um vocabulário corporal, de carne y hueso, contribui para dar sentido pleno à sua visão de tal Ibéria dialética, na qual Portugal desempenha um papel integral.While the topic of Spanish intellectual Miguel de Unamuno's relationship with Portugal has received a good deal of scholarly attention, this has focused on affirming Unamuno's longstanding interest in Portuguese literature and history, and on confirming the existence of relationships of influence between Unamuno and prominent Portuguese writers. This paper, instead, will consider how Unamuno fits Portugal into his broader vision of Iberia as a dialectical unity, and will demonstrate how Unamuno's use of a corporeal vocabulary, of carne y hueso, contributes to the fleshing out of his vision of a dialectical Iberia, in which Portugal plays an integral role.

  6. Experiment@Portugal

    Maria Teresa Restivo

    2011-04-01

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    The main goal of the Project Experiment@Portugal is to produce a complete survey of Portuguese developments in remote and virtual labs. This knowledge will provide the conditions for joining forces in order to organize a well structured national website integrating a database of available remote and virtual experiments, categorized for sharing purposes, and looking for delivering valuable contents for high schools and for higher education. It is expected that the final result will bring up a solid team able to offer in this domain a Portuguese partner at international level

  7. O embaixador; o livreiro e o policial circulação de livros proibidos e medo revolucionário em Portugal na virada do século XVIII para o XIX

    Cláudio Denipoti

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available Uma denúncia vinda de Paris em 1792 fez com que o Intendente de Polícia de Lisboa ficasse atento às ações de um dos principais livreiros da cidade. Como a maioria dos livreiros, este era nascido na França, e já tivera rusgas com as autoridades da censura portuguesa por vender livros proibidos. As ações do Intendente de Polícia neste período, além dos problemas cotidianos, lidavam de perto com a supressão das ideias revolucionárias que pudessem chegar até Portugal e seus domínios. Os livreiros, sobre quem geralmente pesavam suspeitas de ser revolucionários, ou "pedreiros-livres", ou liberais, tinham, em sua maioria, se estabelecido em Portugal algumas décadas antes, vindos principalmente da França e da Itália e sofreram pesadas sanções, desde o sequestro das propriedades, a prisão e o exílio. Na confluência das vidas dos personagens aqui estu- dados, podemos compreender um pouco mais sobre as práticas culturais em torno do universo da palavra impressa de fins do século XVIII e início do século XIX.

  8. UNIDADES GEOMORFOLÓGICAS DE PORTUGAL CONTINENTAL

    Diamantino Insua Pereira

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available São representadas cartograficamente as unidades geomorfológicas identificadas para os 89015 km2 do território de Portugal Continental. A delimitação das unidades teve por base a análise dos padrões da textura fornecida por imagens SRTM, com revisão e adaptação posterior à altimetria e à geologia, para os quais foram usadas bases cartográficas digitais. Foram considerados três níveis taxionómicos que permitem descrever e caracterizar áreas homogéneas do ponto de vista geomorfológico. As três unidades de 1º nível baseiam-se nas unidades morfostruturais clássicas consideradas para a Península Ibérica. As dez unidades de 2º nível constituem, na sua maioria, divisões clássicas do relevo de Portugal Continental, agora agrupadas de acordo com a metodologia adoptada e designadas como unidades morfosculturais. As 56 unidades de 3º nível, ou subunidades morfosculturais, foram individualizadas com base nos padrões de relevo identificados nas imagens SRTM e na observação de campo e adquiriram uma designação baseada essencialmente nas geoformas que as individualizam e na toponímia local. As unidades geomorfológicas identificadas são descritas através de características do relevo, dissecação fluvial, estruturas, tipo de drenagem e base geológica, bem como de parâmetros numéricos gerados de forma automática, como classes de altitude e de declividade. Pretende-se que o mapa elaborado possa contribuir para a gestão territorial, em especial na tomada de decisões em conservação da natureza.

  9. Análise de necessidades de formação de formadores de cursos para profissionais da Associação Protectora dos Diabéticos de Portugal

    Costa, Alexandra Maria Martins Fernandes

    2012-01-01

    A Associação Protectora dos Diabéticos de Portugal (APDP) é a instituição de referência da diabetes a nível nacional. Foi reconhecida em 2009 como o primeiro Centro de Educação em Diabetes pela Federação Internacional de Diabetes (IDF). A Escola da Diabetes surgiu em 2011 confirmando a evolução e apostas crescentes nos cursos de formação que existem desde 1974 nesta instituição. Os cursos da Escola da Diabetes são destinados a dois grandes grupos, os profissionais de saúde e as pessoas com di...

  10. España, Portugal y los falsos amigos | Spain, Portugal and the false friends

    Ángel RIVERO RODRÍGUEZ

    2010-02-01

    Full Text Available España y Portugal son dos países que comparten mucho en el terreno de la historia, la cultura y la geografía. Sin embargo, esa misma proximidad se ha convertido muchas veces en el principal obstáculo para que cooperen entre sí.Desde la perspectiva portuguesa, la proximidad española se ha visto permanentemente como una amenaza a la independencia de Portugal. Desde el punto de vista de España, la cercanía de Portugal ha debilitado su consideración como país extranjero y ha acentuado un sentido de comunidad no siempre bien recibido por los portugueses. De modo que Portugal siempre ha querido diferenciarse y España ha respondido siempre aproximándose. Esta es la raíz del malentendido.Este cruce de percepciones distintas sobre el valor de proximidad, da lugar a todo tipo de equívocos, pues el deseo de diferenciación de uno puede entenderse como enemistad por el otro y, a la inversa, el de aproximación del segundo como invasión por el primero. Ejemplo de esto es lo que ocurre con la palabra iberismo, una palabra que se escribe igual en ambas lenguas pero que puede significar cosas opuestas, esto es, que puede ser un falso amigo. Así en las dos lenguas iberismo señala el ideal de una integración de ambos países, pero en portugués esto implica la subordinación de la soberanía portuguesa a la española y puede vincularse a la idea de traición; mientras que en español tiene una carga política mucho menor y puede apuntar a la simple simpatía por Portugal.En este artículo quiero mostrar cómo la proximidad de España y Portugal ha sido un obstáculo en las relaciones exteriores entre los dos países peninsulares, cuya comunicación ha sido distorsionada por los falsos amigos hasta el punto de convertirse, ellos mismos, en falsos amigos. Esto es, en países a los que se presupone una cercanía de propósitos que casi nunca se ve realizada en los hechos. Portugal and Spain are two countries that share history, culture and

  11. Marketing público: la Imagen de Portugal en Argentina, Chile, Colômbia, México, Peru y Portugal

    Manuel Ortigueira Sanchez

    1998-01-01

    El presente articulo es le resumen de vários años de investigation, hemos podido conocer la imagen de España y de otros países, entre ellos Portugal, en ocho países diferentes (Argentina, Brasil, Chile, Colômbia, México y Portugal. La information procedente de esta investigación constituirá la base para la creación de un tipo particular de políticas públicas: la política de imagen del país.

  12. Portugal's Secondary School Modernisation Programme

    Heitor, Teresa V.; Freire da Silva, Jose M. R.

    2009-01-01

    The aim of the Secondary School Modernisation Programme, being implemented in Portugal by "Parque Escolar, EPE", is based on the pursuit of quality and makes Portuguese education a potential international benchmark. This paper discusses the strategies adopted to reorganise school spaces. It describes the conceptual model and highlights the…

  13. Coastal Otters in Southwest Portugal

    Beja P.R.

    1989-01-01

    A survey was made for otter signs along the coast of Portugal, preliminary to a more thorough survey later in 1989. Spraints, anal secretions and footprints were looked for, as were holts. As was expected, the area contained a good population of otters.

  14. Inventariação e análise de eventos hidro-geomorfológicos com carácter danoso em Portugal continental

    Quaresma, Ivânia

    2008-01-01

    Portugal Continental esta sujeito a ocorrencia de fenomenos naturais que tem o potencial para gerar danos e que redundam, por vezes, em situacoes de catastrofe ou desastre. Dos diversos tipos de catastrofes naturais com incidencia em Portugal, os de natureza hidro-geomorfologica (e.g., cheias e movimentos de massa) sao os que ocorrem com maior frequencia, com prevalencia para os de caracter hidrologico. De acordo com a EM-DAT, base de dados sobre desastres naturais de referencia internacional...

  15. Jovens e adultos trabalhadores pouco escolarizados no Brasil e em Portugal: alvos da mesma lógica de conformidade

    Sonia Maria Rummert

    2010-01-01

    Oportunidades, en Portugal, y Pro Joven, en Brasil, y destaca que ambos contribuyen para aumentar la subordinación funcional de las políticas de educación a los intereses económicos y para reforzar la conformidad ideológica de la clase trabajadora en los dos países.

  16. Sociology in Portugal: a short history

    Silva, Filipe Carreira da

    2015-01-01

    Sociology in Portugal provides the first English-language account of the history of sociology in Portugal from 1945 to the present day. Banned by the fascist regime until 1974, the institutionalization of sociology as an academic discipline came relatively late. Understanding academic disciplines as institutionalized struggles over meaning, Filipe Carreira da Silva gives a genealogy of sociology in Portugal from its origins in the political-administrative interstices of a dictatorship, throug...

  17. O cineturismo: o caso de Portugal

    Carvalho,Susan Belinda

    2013-01-01

    The following dissertation discusses the topic of film-induced tourism in Portugal from the perspective of the Portuguese destination marketing organisations. As research concerning film tourism in Portugal was unavailable due to the novelty of the topic, primary research was developed through online survey questionnaires, case studies and interviews. The primary research conducted found that Portugal has all the necessary resources and attributes required to develop film tourism; however DMO...

  18. La contabilidad pública en Portugal

    Alberto Pedrosa, Fernanda

    2014-01-01

    LA CONTABILIDAD PÚBLICA EN PORTUGAL - Que se entiende por Sector Público - Arquitectura del Sector Público en Portugal. - Evolución de la Contabilidad del Sector Público en Portugal. - El Plan Oficial de Contabilidad Pública (POCP) y Planes de Contabilidad sectoriales. - Las normas de consolidación de cuentas en el Sector Público. - Y hoy, ¿cuál es el punto de la situación?

  19. Country Report Portugal - February 2015

    Rocha, Evangelista

    2015-01-01

    Report prepared by Prof. Evangelista Rocha with assistance and advice from: •Dr. Rui Cruz Ferreira, MD, Director of the National Programmme for Cerebro-Cardiovascular Diseases, Directorate-General of Health •Dr. Ana Abreu, MD, Coordinator of the Working Group on Exercise Physiology and Cardiac Rehabilitation - Author of the contents of cardiac rehabilitation, Portuguese Society of Cardiology. •Dr. Rui Portugal, MD, Executive Director of the National Health Plan, Directorate- Genera...

  20. Air quality assessment for Portugal

    Monteiro, A; Miranda, A. I.; C. Borrego; R. Vautard

    2007-01-01

    According to the Air Quality Framework Directive, air pollutant concentration levels have to be assessed and reported annually by each European Union member state, taking into consideration European air quality standards. Plans and programmes should be implemented in zones and agglomerations where pollutant concentrations exceed the limit and target values. The main objective of this study is to perform a long-term air quality simulation for Portugal, using the CHIMERE chemistry-transport mod...

  1. The Phillips Curve in Portugal

    Rosa, Agostinho S.

    2013-01-01

    This paper estimates the Phillips curve in Portugal using the Johansen Method, with the wage inflation rate as a dependent variable, based on annual data from the period 1954-1995. The main conclusions are as follows. Firstly, in the long term, the wage inflation rate relates positively to the inflation rate and negatively to the unemployment rate, as expected. There is also a positive relationship between the wage inflation rate and the average labour productivity growth index. Secondly, in ...

  2. Improving Greenhouse Heating in Portugal

    Meneses, J.F.; Baptista, Fátima

    2011-01-01

    Although several new solutions for greenhouse heating and environmental control are being investigated all over the world; to reduce energy consumption and environmental impacts, to increase the efficiency of energy use for plant production in protected cultivation or to take advantage of the new renewable energy sources, in Portugal the great majority of producers still rely on more conventional heating systems for an economical year round production of vegetables and flowers....

  3. Research on allelopathy in Portugal

    Dias, L. S.; Pereira, I.P.; A. S. Dias

    1999-01-01

    The review shows that allelopathy is widespread in shrubs and trees of Portugal and hence, may play an important role in their ecology. The role of soil in the nature and intensity of allelopathy was demonstrated, and the potential of wheat straw and some aromatic plants to provide allelochemicals for herbicidal use has been found. Therefore, future lines of research should include I) the investigation of herbicidal potential of allelochemicals already identified in wheat straw, II) screening...

  4. Characterizing Human Cysticercosis In Portugal

    Vilhena, M.; Fonseca, AG; Marques, R; Dias, SS; Torgal, J.

    2015-01-01

    Abstract text Introduction: Cysticercosis results from the ingestion Taenia solium eggs directly by faecal-oral route or contaminated food or water. While, still considered a leading cause of acquired epilepsy in developed countries, this zoonosis has been controlled or eradicated in industrialized countries due to significant improvements in sanitation, pig rearing and slaughterhouse control systems. Objectives: the health burden of human cysticercosis in Portugal. Material and Metodes: ...

  5. Ecologismo radical em Portugal? A "Animal" e a "Quercus"

    Pereira, Sara Cristina Queijinho

    2011-01-01

    Dissertação de Mestrado em Ciência Política A presente investigação tem como tema de fundo uma ideologia que se afirmou recentemente: o ecologismo radical (anos 60, 70). Será que existem organizações com esse perfil em Portugal? Fruto de um sentimento de crise generalizado, o ecologismo radical levanta a consciência pública para os perigos que pode implicar o sistema económico dominante vigente. Os ecologistas radicais defendem que o capitalismo desenfreado e o industrialism...

  6. Young audiences and fans of celebrities in Portugal

    Jorge, Ana

    2011-01-01

    Neste artigo, exploramos a complexa relação dos jovens com a cultura das celebridades em Portugal. Argumentamos que a celebridade como objecto e os jovens como audiências nos obrigam a olhar para além dos fãs e a explorar posições de audiência mais tangenciais assumidas pelos jovens, sublinhando a contestação do significado e valor culturais da celebridade na cultura juvenil. As atitudes e opiniões dos jovens em relação à cultura nacional e global das celebridades reflectem o seu consumo de m...

  7. História dos ralis em Portugal : projeto de edição

    Silva, António José Henriques Carinha Rodrigues da

    2015-01-01

    O desporto automóvel, e particularmente os ralis, tem milhares de seguidores em Portugal. Apesar de existirem algumas obras que relatam com rigor a história do automobilismo desportivo em Portugal, nenhuma consagrou por inteiro o seu espaço às provas de estrada que, há mais de 100 anos, fascinam multidões. O projeto para a edição de uma obra consagrada aos ralis sustenta a sua viabilidade no interesse que a mesma possa despertar tanto em adeptos, como em parceiros de diferente natureza que...

  8. O movimento vegan em Portugal: significados e justificações

    Barros, Maria Alexandra Ramires

    2013-01-01

    Mestrado em Sociologia Esta investigação consiste na realização de um estudo exploratório sobre algumas dimensões do fenómeno social – o veganismo. O que se pretende com este estudo é analisar o veganismo em Portugal enquanto movimento social. Neste sentido, por um lado, descrevemos os principais momentos históricos do movimento vegan em Portugal, nomeadamente, a sua origem e principais influências ideológico filosóficas, institucionalização e a sua contribuição para a recon...

  9. O papel do crowdfunding no desenvolvimento de projetos inovadores em Portugal

    Medeiros, Juliana de Oliveira

    2015-01-01

    Mestrado em Economia Monetária e Financeira / JEL code: G29; O31 O objetivo deste trabalho é analisar qual o papel do crowdfunding no desenvolvimento de projetos inovadores em Portugal. Para tal, foi realizada uma sistematização de contribuições bibliográficas recentes sobre o conceito de crowdfunding ou financiamento colaborativo e elaborada uma pesquisa empírica sobre a caracterização do fenómeno em Portugal, nomeadamente sobre a identificação e funcionamento das plataformas, a regulamen...

  10. O impacto económico da obesidade em Portugal : custos directos com internamento

    Ribeiro, Vanessa

    2010-01-01

    RESUMO - A prevalência da obesidade não teve alterações significativas em Portugal. Uma vez que os recursos são escassos e é cada vez mais premente distribuí-los de forma racional, torna-se importante conhecer o impacto económico da obesidade para o país e perceber se os custos se alteraram. Objectivo: Actualizar, à luz de evidência mais recente, a estimativa dos custos directos com internamento hospitalar atribuíveis à obesidade, em Portugal, no ano 2008. Metodologia: Foi e...

  11. Gestão de doenças crónicas : contributo para a gestão da doença de Parkinson em Portugal

    Fonseca, Gabriela Antónia Pinheiro

    2013-01-01

    Dissertação submetida como requisito parcial para obtenção do grau de Mestre em Gestão de Serviços de Saúde / Códigos Jel: I12 - Produção de Saúde I15 - Saúde e Desenvolvimento Económico As doenças crónicas tornaram-se num desafio para a sociedade do século XXI, devido ao seu aumento, ao aumento do número de portadores destas doenças, ao aumento dos custos diretos e indiretos para os doentes, famílias, sociedade e também devido às alterações demográficas que estas acarretam. ...

  12. Gender disparities in health and healthcare: results from the Portuguese National Health Interview Survey Disparidades de gênero na saúde e nos cuidados de saúde: resultados para Portugal com base no Inquérito Nacional de Saúde

    Julian Perelman

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Although women experience poorer health conditions during their lives, they live longer than men. The main explanations for this paradox suggest that women's excess of ill-health is limited to minor illnesses and their different attitudes toward health. The authors test these assumptions by investigating disparities between men and women in health and healthcare in Portugal. Data are used from the Portuguese National Health Interview Survey 2005/2006 (N = 33,662. Multivariate regressions showed that women were more likely to report worse self-rated health, more days with disability, higher prevalence of hypertension, chronic pain, cancer, anxiety and depression, and more medical consultations. Heart disease was significantly more prevalent among men, possibly explaining part of the paradox. Women's more frequent use of medical consultations may reflect their heightened awareness of health problems, which may protect them against early death. Gender differences in socioeconomic status explain part of the differences in health, but fail to provide a complete understanding.Embora tenham pior saúde ao longo da vida, as mulheres vivem mais anos do que os homens. As principais explicações para este paradoxo são que as mulheres sofrem mais de doenças menores, e adotam atitudes diferentes em relação à saúde. Testamos essas hipóteses pela investigação de disparidades entre homens e mulheres na saúde e nos cuidados de saúde em Portugal. Os dados usados são do Inquérito Nacional de Saúde 2005/2006 (N = 33.662. Regressões multivariadas mostram que as mulheres declaram pior estado de saúde autoavaliado, maior número de dias de incapacidade, maior prevalência de hipertensão, dor crônica, cancro, ansiedade e depressão, e maior utilização de consultas. A doença cardíaca é significativamente mais prevalente nos homens, o que pode explicar em parte o paradoxo. A maior utilização de consultas nas mulheres pode refletir a sua maior

  13. The cavernicolous Oniscidea (Crustacea: Isopoda) of Portugal

    P. S. Reboleira, Ana Sofia; Gonçalves, Fernando J.; Oromí, Pedro;

    2015-01-01

    The study of subterranean Oniscidea in Portugal has been neglected for nearly 70 years, but recent investigations have revealed high diversity. All the terrestrial isopods known from caves of mainland Portugal, including data from the literature and new material, are listed, revealing new biodive...

  14. Child Labour and Educational Success in Portugal

    Goulart, Pedro; Bedi, Arjun S.

    2008-01-01

    The current debate on child labour focuses on developing countries. However, Portugal is an example of a relatively developed country where child labour is still a matter of concern as between 8% and 12% of Portuguese children may be classified as workers. This paper studies the patterns of child labour in Portugal and assesses the consequences of…

  15. Portugal to Accede to ESO

    2000-06-01

    The Republic of Portugal will become the ninth member state of the European Southern Observatory (ESO) [1]. Today, during a ceremony at the ESO Headquarters in Garching (Germany), a corresponding Agreement was signed by the Portuguese Minister of Science and Technology, José Mariano Gago and the ESO Director General, Catherine Cesarsky , in the presence of other high officials from Portugal and the ESO member states (see Video Clip 05/00 below). Following subsequent ratification by the Portuguese Parliament of the ESO Convention and the associated protocols [2], it is foreseen that Portugal will formally join this organisation on January 1, 2001. Uniting European Astronomy ESO PR Photo 16/00 ESO PR Photo 16/00 [Preview - JPEG: 400 x 405 pix - 160k] [Normal - JPEG: 800 x 809 pix - 408k] Caption : Signing of the Portugal-ESO Agreement on June 27, 2000, at the ESO Headquarters in Garching (Germany). At the table, the ESO Director General, Catherine Cesarsky , and the Portuguese Minister of Science and Technology, José Mariano Gago . In his speech, the Portuguese Minister of Science and Technology, José Mariano Gago , stated that "the accession of Portugal to ESO is the result of a joint effort by ESO and Portugal during the last ten years. It was made possible by the rapid Portuguese scientific development and by the growth and internationalisation of its scientific community." He continued: "Portugal is fully committed to European scientific and technological development. We will devote our best efforts to the success of ESO". Catherine Cesarsky , ESO Director General since 1999, warmly welcomed the Portuguese intention to join ESO. "With the accession of their country to ESO, Portuguese astronomers will have great opportunities for working on research programmes at the frontiers of modern astrophysics." "This is indeed a good time to join ESO", she added. "The four 8.2-m VLT Unit Telescopes with their many first-class instruments are nearly ready, and the VLT

  16. Introducción de las artes marciales asiáticas en Portugal = The introduction of asian martial arts in Portugal

    Carlos Gutiérrez García

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available El presente estudio analiza la introducción del jujutsu en Portugal, sucedida a principios del siglo XX. Para su realización se ha consultado fundamentalmente prensa histórica portuguesa, tanto general como específica del ámbito deportivo. Los resultados obtenidos muestran que la introducción del jujutsu en Portugal se produjo fundamentalmente a través del mundo del espectáculo, mediante actuaciones de expertos japoneses. Las notables diferencias técnicas y corporales entre estos luchadores japoneses y los luchadores profesionales de lucha libre y grecorromana de la época, a los que habitualmente solían derrotar, contribuyeron a generar un potente imaginario de las artes de combate orientales como sistemas superiores de cultura física y defensa personal. No obstante, a pesar del éxito del jujutsu este no logró afianzarse sólidamente en Portugal, desapareciendo progresivamente de la escena pública desde principios de la segunda década del siglo XX.-------------------------------------------------------------------------------The present study analyzes the introduction of jujutsu in Portugal at the beginning of the 20th century. Mainly, historical Portuguese newspapers were reviewed, both general and specific from sports field. Results show that the introduction of jujutsu in Portugal was principally conduced via the show business through exhibitions performed by Japanese experts. Significant technical and physical differences between the Japanese fighters and the professional Freestyle and Greco-roman fighters, who were usually defeated by the former, contributed to create a powerful imaginary of the eastern fighting arts as superior systems of physical culture and self-defence. However, in spite of jujutsu’s success, it did not come to be strongly established in Portugal, vanishing progressively off the public scene since the beginning of the 1910s.

  17. Efectos de la normalización contable internacional en españa y Portugal para un sector económico estratégico Effects of international accounting standard setting in spain and Portugal for a strategic economic sector

    C. Esther Falcón Pérez

    2006-08-01

    Full Text Available La estrategia armonizadora de la Unión Europea, con la adopción de las Normas Internacionales de Información Financiera del IASB, supone un reto para las empresas constructoras españolas y portuguesas. Ambos países cuentan con una regulación contable específica para el sector de la construcción, que va a verse afectada por las normas internacionales. En este trabajo se analizan diversas cuestiones en torno a la representación y valoración contable del resultado obtenido por las empresas constructoras hispano-lusas en el desarrollo de sus actividades, a fin de dar respuesta a las problemáticas suscitadas por la armonización contable internacional.The present on going process in the European Union, with a strategy towards the adoption of International Financial Reporting Standards from IASB, creates a challenge for Spanish and Portuguese construction enterprises. Standards setters from both countries have issued specific accounting regulations for construction enterprises, which will be affected by the International Financial Reporting Standards. The aim of this paper is to analyze several questions regarding the measurement and disclosure of earnings by Spanish and Portuguese construction enterprises, in order to face the issues raised by the international accounting standards.

  18. Portugal's Petrogal eyes expansion amid continuing privatization

    Portugal's recently privatized state oil company Petrogal is about to embark on a major expansion worldwide. That comes against the backdrop of major change in Portugal's energy sector and the rocky road to Petrogal's partial privatization. Despite the controversy, there remain opportunities for foreign companies investing in Portugal's energy sector. The most attractive opportunities are in Portugal's downstream petroleum sector and in the country's continuing campaign to develop its natural gas industry. Typical of the latter is Portugal's participation in the Trans-Maghreb gas pipeline megaproject. The paper discusses the background to privatization, its current status, Petrogal strategy, modernization of refineries, a joint partnership with Venezuela, constraints, energy policy program, gas pipeline privatization, and concerns of the gas industry

  19. Geology and religion in Portugal

    Carneiro, Ana; Simoes, Ana; Diogo, Maria Paula; Mota, Teresa Salomé

    2013-01-01

    This paper addresses the relationship between geology and religion in Portugal by focusing on three case studies of naturalists who produced original research and lived in different historical periods, from the eighteenth to the twentieth century. Whereas in non-peripheral European countries religious themes and even controversies between science and religion were dealt with by scientists and discussed in scientific communities, in Portugal the absence of a debate between science and religion within scientific and intellectual circles is particularly striking. From the historiographic point of view, in a country such as Portugal, where Roman Catholicism is part of the religious and cultural tradition, the influence of religion in all aspects of life has been either taken for granted by those less familiar with the national context or dismissed by local intellectuals, who do not see it as relevant to science. The situation is more complex than these dichotomies, rendering the study of this question particularly appealing from the historiographic point of view, geology being by its very nature a well-suited point from which to approach the theme. We argue that there is a long tradition of independence between science and religion, agnosticism and even atheism among local elites. Especially from the eighteenth century onwards, they are usually portrayed as enlightened minds who struggled against religious and political obscurantism. Religion—or, to be more precise, the Roman Catholic Church and its institutions—was usually identified with backwardness, whereas science was seen as the path to progress; consequently men of science usually dissociated their scientific production from religious belief.

  20. Padrões de casamento dos imigrantes brasileiros residentes em Portugal Patrones de matrimonio de los inmigrantes brasileños residentes en Portugal Marriage patterns of Brazilian immigrants living in Portugal

    Ana Cristina Ferreira

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Ao longo das últimas décadas, o número de estrangeiros residentes em Portugal aumentou de forma expressiva. Neste contexto, a comunidade brasileira assumiu uma importância cada vez maior, sendo em 2009 a nacionalidade mais representada, com uma participação de 25% no total de residentes estrangeiros em Portugal. Esta evolução tem, como seria de se esperar, reflexos a outros níveis, em particular no contexto do casamento. Contrariando a tendência decrescente observada para o total de casamentos ocorridos entre 2001 e 2009, aqueles em que pelo menos um dos cônjuges nasceu no Brasil quase quadruplicaram nesse período. Para muitos autores, os casamentos mistos são um bom indicador da integração das comunidades imigrantes na sociedade de acolhimento. Assim, dada a importância da comunidade brasileira residente em Portugal, é relevante observar qual o peso dos casamentos mistos nesta comunidade e analisar seus padrões de matrimônio. A análise estatística dos microdados dos casamentos disponibilizados pelo Instituto Nacional de Estatística possibilitou estudar e caraterizar a evolução dos casamentos registrados em Portugal, entre 2001 e 2009, envolvendo brasileiros residentes em Portugal. Ficou patente a existência de um elevado nível de casamentos mistos, em especial com portugueses, neste período, o que indicia sua integração na comunidade de acolhimento. Verificaram-se igualmente algumas diferenças nos padrões de matrimônio entre os sexos, bem como uma tendência para a diminuição da importância dos casamentos mistos, em especial entre os homens.A lo largo de las últimas décadas, el número de extranjeros residentes en Portugal aumentó de forma expresiva. En este contexto, la comunidad brasileña asumió una importancia cada vez mayor, siendo en 2009 la nacionalidad más representativa, con una cuota de residentes del 25% en el total de población extranjera en Portugal. Esta evolución tiene, como cabr

  1. Climate change projections for precipitation in Portugal

    Andrade, C.; Santos, J. A.

    2013-10-01

    The strong irregularity of precipitation in Portugal, which may e.g. trigger severe/extreme droughts and floods, results in a high vulnerability of the country to precipitation inter-annual variability and to its extremes. Furthermore, dryer future climates are projected for Portugal, though there has also been some growing evidence for a strengthening of precipitation extremes. Due to the central role played byprecipitation on many socio-economic sectors and environmental systems, regional climate change assessments for precipitation in Portugal are necessary. This study is focused on analyzing climate change projections for seasonal (3-month) precipitation totals and their corresponding extremes over mainland Portugal. Taking into account the strong seasonality of the precipitation regimes in Portugal, winter (DJF) and summer (JJA) are considered separately. Precipitation datasets generated by a 16-member ensemble of regional climate model experiments from the ENSEMBLES project are used. Percentile-based indices of precipitation are computed and analyzed for a recent past period (1961-2000) and for a near future period (2041-2070). Results for the R5p, R50p and R95p indices highlight significant projected changes in precipitation, with a clear distinction between northwestern Portugal and the rest of the country in both seasons. Overall, precipitation is projected to decrease in both seasons, particularly over northwestern Portugal in winter, despite some significant regional differences. Although precipitation is projected to decrease in most cases, extremely high seasonal precipitations (above the 95th percentile)areexpected to increase in winter.

  2. Transnational citizenship: Latin Americans in Portugal

    Beatriz Padilla

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available This article is a reflection upon the exercising of transnational citizenship as a consequence of international migration, applied to Latin Americans resident in Portugal. In order to do this we have adopted the concept of transnational citizenship, as its malleability allows us to consider the whole concept of countries of origin and destination and the influence of bilateral and international relations. We ask how transnational citizenship is exercised in the European Union, Ibero-American and, particularly, Portuguese spaces, and whether it is affected by the economic crisis in Europe and, in particular, Portugal, by analysing the cases of Argentines, Brazilians and Uruguayans living in Portugal.

  3. Contributos do design de comunicação para a construção da identidade de um espaço. Exemplos contemporâneos em Portugal

    Almeida, Afonso Henriques Cordeiro Carvalho de

    2010-01-01

    Tese de Mestrado em Design de Comunicação n 500 Resumo: Esta dissertação tem como principal objectivo entender como o designer de Comunicação pode contribuir para a construção da identidade de um espaço. A cidade é um sistema complexo de conexões entre espaços, indivíduos, entidades, objectos e edifícios onde o designer pode intervir. Estas intervenções não necessitam obrigatoriamente de comunicar informação funcional, de rápida e fácil interpretação, mas podem ser expressivas e ...

  4. Avaliação de ciclo de vida da produção e utilização de hidrogénio com base em biomassa lenho celulósica para Portugal

    Coelho, Ana Filipa Duarte de Sousa

    2008-01-01

    Esta dissertação resulta do trabalho realizado durante o segundo semestre do ano lectivo 2007/2008, no âmbito da Dissertação Final do Mestrado Integrado em Engenharia do Ambiente, no ramo da Tecnologia e Gestão do Ambiente. O crescente aumento do preço do barril do petróleo e os importantes impactes ambientais associados ao uso e produção dos combustíveis fósseis tem contribuído para o potencial uso do hidrogénio como substituto dos combustíveis fósseis. Contudo, a maior p...

  5. Educação para a cidadania na escola básica em Portugal: da reforma de 1986à reorganização curricular de 2001

    Freire-Ribeiro, Ilda

    2009-01-01

    A preocupação com a educação tem sido uma constante ao longo de toda a história educativa. Os responsáveis pela governação sempre tiveram bem presente a importância da educação para um povo e muitas foram as deliberações políticas em torno da missão educativa. As orientações nem sempre foram iguais, modificando-se e ajustando-se consoante os períodos vividos e as ideologias governativas de cada época. Com o passar do tempo, a vida política, social e educativa, sofreu alterações. Abriram-se ho...

  6. [Carbon monoxide intoxications in Portugal].

    Sá, Márcia Christel; Rodrigues, Rui Paulo; Moura, Daniel

    2011-01-01

    The prevalence of carbon monoxide intoxication in the World shows that this is a common situation. In Portugal, there are no concrete data available in literature and its incidence remains unknown. Currently, the use of hyperbaric oxygen is a valid therapeutic for carbon monoxide poisoning management. However, its effectiveness and its proper handling are still controversial. The first aim of this study was to estimate the incidence of carbon monoxide intoxication in Portugal and to analyze its demographic characteristics. The second objective of this work was to evaluate the possible change in the type of treatment applied in areas near de hyperbaric chamber of Unidade Local de Saúde de Matosinhos, since its opening in June 2006. To achieve these objectives, we conducted a survey on admissions data for carbon monoxide intoxication occured between January first, 2000 and December 31, 2007. These data was collected in seven hospitals and in the Administração Central do Sistema de Saúde, I.P. Nationally, 621 hospitalizations were recorded, which represents an incidence of 5,86/100000 in 8 years. In the seven hospitals, there were 93 hospitalizations due to carbon monoxide intoxication during the same period of time. There was a peak of incidence during winter, between November and March and there was a similar distribution in men (47,3%) and women (52,7%). Since June 2006, date of opening of the hyperbaric chamber, the Unidade Local de Saúde de Matosinhos, E.P.E. recorded a sharp increase in the number of hospitalization for carbon monoxide intoxication. The number of admissions in the 19 months after the chamber opening was double the number of all cases occurred in that institution in the 65 months prior. We concluded that, in Portugal, carbon monoxide intoxication is an uncommon situation but it´s still an important cause of hospitalization. The referral of cases to the Unidade Local de Saúde de Matosinhos, E.P.E. since the opening of hyperbaric chamber

  7. Optometry in Portugal: a historical perspective

    Teixeira, Eduardo; Baptista, António M. G.; Sousa, Raul A. R. C.

    2011-05-01

    The establishment and development of optometry in Portugal resulted from the committed work of many individuals and institutions. These efforts have had good results in terms of raising the public's awareness of the major role played by optometrists in primary eye care. Back in the late 80's higher education in optometry was started. Ten years ago the results of scientific research on the topic first became available and are now also contributing to the success of optometry in Portugal. In regard to the optometry profession, specific regulations are to be discussed in the national parliament. The Associação de Profissionais Licenciados de Optometria (APLO), as the professional organization representing optometrists in Portugal, has been critically important in this process. This article will present an overview of the history of optometry in Portugal, of change in the foreseeable future and of the APLO's experience and activities.

  8. Wind power costs in Portugal

    Saleiro, C. [Univ. of Minho, Dept. of Biological Engineering (Portugal); Araujo, M.; Ferreira, P. [Univ. of Minho, Dept. of Production and Systems (Portugal)

    2007-05-15

    In a way to reduce the external energy dependence, increasing also the investments in renewable energy sources and aiming for the concretization of the European renewable objectives, the Portuguese government defined a goal of 5100 MW of installed wind power, up to 2012. If the drawn objectives are accomplished, by 2010 the wind power share may reach values comparable to leading countries like Denmark, Germany or Spain. The Portuguese forecasts also indicate a reinforcement of the natural gas fired generation in particular through the use of the combined cycle technology, following the European tendency. This analysis sets out to evaluate the total generating cost of wind power and CCGT in Portugal. A life cycle cost analysis was conducted, including investment costs, O and M costs, fuel costs and external costs of emissions, for each type of technology. For the evaluation of the externalities ExternE values were used. The results show that presently the wind power production cost is higher than the CCGT one, at least from the strictly financial point of view. CCGT costs increase significantly when charges for externalities are included. However, they only reach levels higher than the equivalents for wind power for high externality costs estimations. This partially results from the low load factor of the wind farms in Portugal and also from the low emission levels of the gas fired technology used in the comparison. A sensitive analysis of the technical and economical parameters was also conducted. Particular attention was given to the natural gas prices due to the possible increase over time. The fuel escalation rate is the parameter that has larger effects on the final costs. It was verified that the total cost of wind plant is more influenced by the load factor than the total cost of CCGT. (au)

  9. Care transition and network activation in Portugal

    Santana, Silvina; M. Viana

    2012-01-01

    Purpose To report on the use of a user-centred model and methodology to assess the quality of care transition and network activation action, in light of an ongoing home supported discharge procedure for stroke patients in Portugal. Theory In Portugal, the health care system presents weaknesses resulting from a remarkable diversity of entry points, inadequate use of scarce and expensive resources and difficult information flow between institutions and professionals. The social care network is ...

  10. Sustainable Offshore Wind Potential in Continental Portugal

    Costa, P.; Simões, T. (Tânia); Estanqueiro, Ana

    2010-01-01

    This study intends to depict the availability of the sustainable offshore wind energy for Continental Portugal and identify the preliminary areas for developing offshore wind parks. Two scenarios were performed to distinct the different offshore wind turbine prototypes assembled by the manufactory energy sector – bottom fixed and floating models. The results achieved until now indicate that Portugal has a very large potential for offshore wind deployments ready to be exploited, especial...

  11. Overview on transportation infrastructure research in Portugal

    Silva, Hugo Manuel Ribeiro Dias da

    2003-01-01

    The road infrastructures in Portugal have a great importance in the general transportation system, and the investments made in the last decades in the Portuguese road network resulted in road infrastructures of very good quality, classified by OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development) in the best places between the OECD countries. Concomitantly, the number of road accidents in Portugal deeply decreased into values only observed a few decades ago, when the traffi...

  12. Fish Farming and Otters in Portugal

    Trindade A.

    1991-01-01

    In Portugal fish farming has expanded very rapidly in the last decade, with trout, mullet, cuttlefish, seabream, eel, salmon and prawns being intensively reared in artificial ponds. A questionnaire was sent to all known fish farmers to assess the effect of predation, especially by otters; no compensation scheme exists in Portugal. This paper discusses the results of this exercise. It is suggested that fish farmers need to look beyond economic and technological aspects of aquaculture and consi...

  13. The Socioeconomic determinants of economic inequality. Evidence from Portugal

    Budría, Santiago

    2010-04-01

    Full Text Available This article uses data from the 1994-2001 waves of the European Union Household Panel to investigate the socioeconomic determinants of economic inequality. the paper focuses on Portugal, a country with the largest inequality levels among EU countries, to report relevant facts on the distributions of income, labour earnings, and capital income. the paper shows how these distributions are related to family characteristics such as age, education, marital status and employment status. a generalized ordered Probit model is used to investigate how and to what extent the households’ socioeconomic attributes determine their economic status and their mobility along the distributions. the article concludes that education is by and large the dimension more closely related to inequality.

    Este artículo utiliza el Panel de Hogares de la Unión Europea (1994-2001 para investigar cuáles son los determinantes socioeconómicos de la desigualdad. el artículo se centra en Portugal, el país de la Unión Europea con mayores niveles de desigualdad, para documentar hechos relevantes sobre las distribuciones de la renta, salarios y rentas de capital. se muestra cómo estas distribuciones están relacionadas con características familiares tales como edad, educación, estado civil y estado laboral. Por último, se emplea un modelo Probit ordenado generalizado para investigar cómo y en qué medida las diferentes características socio-económicas de las familias determinan su estatus económico y su movilidad a lo largo de las distribuciones. el artículo concluye que la educación es, con diferencia, la dimensión socioeconómica más determinante en relación con la desigualdad.

  14. Cibermedios de proximidad en España y Portugal en las redes sociales: vías para estrechar vínculos en comunidades locales 

    X López García

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available La evolución del nuevo ecosistema mediático durante los últimos diez años muestra una explosión de cibermedios de proximidad, tanto nativos digitales como matriciales. El objetivo de este artículo es analizar las características de las nuevas formas de establecer vínculos y asentarse de los cibermedios de proximidad, prestando atención a la diferencia entre los nativos digitales y los matriciales. El análisis incluye vías de participación de los ciudadanos en el producto, estrategias en las redes sociales e índices de seguimiento, e iniciativas socioculturales con asociaciones o entidades de la comunidad. El procedimiento seguido es el estudio de caso y análisis de contenido de tres medios nativos digitales españoles que sobresalen como nuevas fórmulas de ciberperiodismo de proximidad (somosmalasaña.com, granadaimedia.com y elporvenirclm.com y uno portugués (setubalnarede.com. También hemos realizado un repaso de los medios locales del grupo portugués Adriano Lucas, uno de los referentes en el país vecino y con más influencia por difusión en el sector del ciberperiodismo de proximidad. Este estudio revelará cómo son pocos los casos de medios que aprovechan las potencialidades del contexto de la web 2.0 para dinamizar sus comunidades digitales y propiciar o gestionar el feedback aportado por sus usuarios/lectores.

  15. The Mousterian complex in Portugal

    João Luís CARDOSO

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available ABSTRACT: Considering the available data, the Mousterian period is the only techno-complex from the Middle Paleolithic identified and characterized in Portugal. However, some of the sites referred in this work should be simply attributed to the Middle Paleolithic due to the lack of detailed elements. The site of Vale do Forno 8 probably represents the transition between the final Upper Paleolithic and the early Middle Paleolithic.The open-air sites such as the ones in the outskirts of Lisbon and on the left margin of the Tagus estuary, where vestiges are extremely abundant and the permanence for long periods correspond to sites of residential character.None of these sites were subject to extensive excavations in order to confirm this type of settlement and further knowledge of the social organization of the inhabited spaces. Other open-air sites located in fluvial terraces present smaller areas of occupation and were probably related to game activities, maybe seasonal in nature. This was the case of Santo Antão do Tojal, were elephants and horses were eventually captured, of Foz do Enxarrique were red deer was almost exclusive and of Vilas Ruivas, were faunal remains were not preserved but remains of wind-breaks or hunting blind structures were found associated with fireplaces and post-holes. Fireplaces were also found in Gruta da Buraca Escura and on the open-air site of Santa Cita.Caves such as Gruta da Oliveira and the Gruta Nova da Columbeira show long stratigraphic sequences and prolonged settlements, of residential type, though a few other caves also show temporary settlements related to game activities or the exploitation of geological resources. In most cases, there is an alternance of the cave occupation by humans and large carnivores. Food subsistence of humans was non-specialized, capturing large, mid and also small preys such as the rabbit, an abundant endemic species. The terrestrial turtle was also captured, especially in Gruta

  16. O MARKETING NO ENSINO SUPERIOR: COMPARATIVO BRASIL-PORTUGAL

    Helena Alves

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available Ao abordar o marketing aplicado ao ensino superior, este estudo tem como objetivos discutir os conceitos teóricos do marketing educacional e aplicálos aos contextos brasileiro e português. Tendo em consideração que o marketing educacional tem a sua maior expressão nos E.U.A., a sua aplicação a diferentes realidades e culturas requer adaptações. Inicialmente, fez-se uma revisão dos conceitos tradicionais de marketing educacional, com ênfase nas vantagens, desvantagens e no marketing-mix aplicado à educação. Posteriormente realizou-se uma caraterização dos contextos atuais do ensino superior no Brasil e em Portugal, e fez-se uma comparação da aplicação do marketing educacional nas realidades brasileira e portuguesa, focando as análises no marketing-mix educacional. Percebeu-se que o ensino superior no Brasil tem caraterísticas muito diversas do ensino superior em Portugal e ambos divergem na aplicação dos conceitos mais tradicionais do marketing à educação. Desta forma, faz-se necessária a construção de abordagens teóricas específicas para a aplicação do marketing educacional a diferentes nações.

  17. La gastronomía como atractivo turístico primario de un destino: El Turismo Gastronómico en Mealhada - Portugal Gastronomy as a Primary Tourist Attraction of a Destination: Food Tourism in Mealhada, Portugal

    Simão Oliveira

    2011-01-01

    Más allá de que sea un fenómeno relativamente reciente, el turismo gastronómico ha ido adquiriendo importancia en Portugal, así como en otros países, dinamizando un número considerable de visitantes que viajan motivados por la gastronomía. Portugal puede ser considerado un destino con gran potencial para esta modalidad de turismo debido a su relevante patrimonio gastronómico aunque los estudios académicos efectuados sobre esta temática y sobre destinos concretos son escasos en el país. Existe...

  18. Salud y Seguridad del Trabajo en Portugal: apuntes diversos Some annotations about Occupational Health and Safety in Portugal

    António de Sousa Uva

    2009-03-01

    Full Text Available El autor aborda algunos aspectos relativos a la Salud y Seguridad del Trabajo (SST en Portugal llamando la atención para, esencialmente, intentar sostener la tesis de que, desde mediados de la década de los 90, se observaron importantes avances en la mejoría de las condiciones del trabajo en la perspectiva de la SST, aunque se mantuvieron algunos problemas en la práctica concreta de las normativas legales. Incluso con estas mejoras, las tasas de frecuencia de accidentes de trabajo y de enfermedades profesionales en Portugal todavía se mantienen muy elevadas necesitando, por tanto, estrategias más "agresivas" para concienciar la sociedad portuguesa en torno a las políticas públicas de SST efectivamente promotoras de prevención de riesgos profesionales y de la promoción de la salud de quien trabaja. Es por tanto indispensable que la protección de la salud y de la seguridad de los trabajadores en los puestos de trabajo sea encarada como un conjunto de actividades de indiscutible utilidad para todos los representantes del mundo del trabajo e que la agenda política pase a valorizar, aún más, la promoción de espacios de trabajo saludables y seguros, con la consecuente valorización de las variables individuales en la estrategia nacional de salud y seguridad.In the present work, the author analyzes several aspects of Occupational Health and Safety (OHS in Portugal. He provides evidence sustaining the assumption of an important progress, since the mid-nineties, in the improvement of the working conditions from an OHS perspective. Nevertheless, several problems still remain in the practical application of legal regulations. In addition, despite of these improvements, the frequency rates of working accidents and occupational diseases remain very high. Hence, more "aggressive" strategies are required to increase the awareness of the Portuguese society relative to the OHS public policies, whose effectiveness has been demonstrated either in

  19. Nurses in advanced roles: a review of acceptability in Portugal Las enfermeras de competencias avanzadas: una revisión de aceptación en Portugal Enfermeiros em funções avançadas: uma análise da aceitação em Portugal

    James Buchan

    2013-02-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: This paper focuses on the policy context for the deployment of nurses in advanced roles, with particular reference to Portugal. The health sector in Portugal, as in all countries, is labour intensive, and the scope to utilise nurses in more advanced roles is currently being debated. METHODS: Mixed methods were used: an analysis of international data on the nursing workforce; an analysis of documents and media articles; interviews with key-informants; an online survey of managers, and a technical workshop with key-informants. CONCLUSIONS: The limited evidence base on nurses in advanced roles in Portugal is a constraint on progress, but it is not an excuse for inaction. Further research in Portugal on health professionals in innovative roles would assist in informing policy direction. There is the need to move forward with a fully informed policy dialogue, taking account of the current political, economic and health service realities of Portugal.OBJETIVO: Este estudio se focaliza en el contexto político del desarrollo de competencias avanzadas de enfermería, con énfasis en el caso portugués. El sector de la salud en Portugal, como en todos los países, es intensivo en mano de obra, y la posibilidad de utilizar enfermeros en funciones más avanzadas está actualmente en debate. MÉTODOS: Fue utilizado una aproximación mixta: análisis de datos internacionales sobre la fuerza de trabajo de enfermería; análisis de documentos y noticias; entrevistas con informadores clave; un cuestionario online y una oficina técnica con informadores clave. CONCLUSIONES: La limitada base de evidencia sobre la extensión de competencias de los enfermeros en Portugal es un obstáculo para el progreso pero no es una excusa para la inacción. Investigación adicional sobre profesionales de la salud en papeles innovadores podría ayudar a informar y direccionar la decisión política. Es necesario avanzar con un diálogo político plenamente informado

  20. Estudo de dois mapas do geógrafo Robert de Vaugondy relativos ao Reino de Portugal do Século XVIII (1751

    Marco Pais Neves dos Santos

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available Analisamos dois mapas alusivos ao reino de Portugal, datados de 1751, publicados em Paris e assinados pelo geógrafo Robert de Vaugondy, a saber: Partie Septentrionale du Royaume de Portugal, par le Sr. Robert, Geographe ordinaire du Roy. Avec Privilege. 1751. e Partie Meridionale du Royaume de Portugal, par le Sr. Robert, Geographe ordinaire du Roy. Avec Privilege. 1751., com o objetivo de propor uma explicação para as divisões administrativas cartografadas. Como suporte ao objeto do trabalho, caracterizamos de forma concisa a evolução dos limites administrativos do reino de Portugal, desde a sua formação até a atualidade, e abordamos a vida e obra de Robert de Vaugondy. Concluímos ser o mais consentâneo com a lógica representarem divisões eclesiásticas.

  1. Alimentos e alimentação no Portugal Quinhentista

    Fernandes, Isabel Maria

    2002-01-01

    Neste texto traça-se uma panorâmica sobre os alimentos e alimentação no Portugal Quinhentista, mas sem referência à doçaria. Analisa-se o território e o seu uso para fins alimentares e qual a base da alimentação no séc. XVI: cereais e seus derivados: farinha e pão; carne de criação, de caça e seus derivados; peixe e marisco; vegetais (legumes e leguminosas); cheiros; adubos e condimentos; temperos e fruta. Existe um capítulo dedicado aos fazedores e vendedores: da matéria-prima ao consumo, pa...

  2. A arte op na arte pública em Portugal

    Sousa, Pedro Miguel Alegria Lobo Pereira de

    2008-01-01

    Esta investigação aborda o fenómeno da op art na arte pública em Portugal, para dar conta do seu alcance, depois de o situar histórica e artisticamente, e em particular através das obras do pintor e fotógrafo Eduardo Néry e do arquitecto Artur Rosa. Na I parte situam-se as origens da Op Art e o panorama internacional: Op Art é o nome reduzido de \\201COptical Art\\201D, que ficou definido numa conversa de G. Rickey com dois curadores do MoMA. O termo óptico refere-se a ilusões ópticas, sendo um...

  3. Web marketing nas empresas de turismo em Portugal

    Corfu, Adriana Camelia

    2002-01-01

    O presente trabalho propõe-se analisar as práticas de “Web Marketing” desenvolvidas por duas empresas de turismo em Portugal. Embora as novas técnicas de marketing constituem já uma realidade nas empresas estudadas, principalmente a nível da inclusão da plataforma Web para a divulgação e reserva de produtos/serviços turísticos, barreiras significativas existem, tanto de ordem estratégica, como tecnológica, especialmente nas áreas de recolha e análise de dados. Contudo a dimensão que o fenómen...

  4. ANÁLISE DA PAISAGEM ALENTEJANA – PORTUGAL

    Pereira, Marízia

    2014-01-01

    Analisa-se a biogeografia de Portugal com destaque para as regiões (eurosiberiana e mediterrânica), as províncias e as subprovíncias (Cantábro-Atlântica, Carpetano-Leonesa, Luso-Extremadurense, Sadense Divisório-Portuguesa e Gaditano-Algarviense). Faz-se referência a diferentes metodologias de análise de vegetação com vocabulário e conceitos próprios. Apresenta-se com detalhe o método fitossociológico de Braun-Blanquet ou clássico sigmatista, aplicado na análise da vegetação natural alente...

  5. Plano de comunicação integrada de marketing da empresa Aura Light Portugal

    Lopes, Inês Alves dos Santos

    2013-01-01

    Mestrado em Marketing Actualmente as empresas apercebem-se que devem mudar a sua posição no mercado e a sua forma de promover os produtos e serviços, sendo a Comunicação Integrada de Marketing de extremo valor para o trabalho dos marketeers, num ambiente de comunicação caracterizado por rápidas mudanças (Belch e Belch, 2003). Este projecto tem como objectivo a elaboração de um plano de Comunicação Integrada de Marketing para a empresa Aura Light Portugal, cujos objectivos pa...

  6. Análise da transferência de tecnologia espacial em Portugal

    Mota, Francisco Pedro Lopes Leitão

    2013-01-01

    Mestrado em Ciências Empresariais O crescimento da economia portuguesa é um tema abordado na sociedade como uma necessidade extrema para superar as actuais dificuldades sócio-económicas. A criação de emprego, o aumento da competitividade das empresas portuguesas, a inovação tecnológica e o aumento das exportações são os desafios que se colocam. A participação de Portugal na ESA tem sido reconhecido pelo Estado português como factor determinante para a dinamização de um cluster da indústria...

  7. A Dobragem em Portugal: novos paradigmas na tradução audiovisual

    Chorão, Graça Bigotte

    2013-01-01

    En un país acostumbrado a una cultura en que domina el subtitulado, se ha podido observar, en la última década, una incremento de productos audiovisuales doblados tanto para cine como para televisión. El fenómeno del doblaje, aún poco conocido y estudiado, podrá llevar a un cambio de actitudes y de hábitos del público portugués. La necesidad de observar y analizar el doblaje en Portugal, así como la voluntad de comprender este fenómeno constituyen la bases de esta tesis, como resultado con...

  8. LECHNER, Elsa (Ed.). Rostos, vozes e silêncios: uma pesquisa biográfica colaborativa com imigrantes em Portugal. Coimbra: Almedina, 2015. 332 p.

    Mapril, José

    2016-01-01

    O livro Rostos, vozes e silêncios: uma pesquisa biográfica colaborativa com imigrantes em Portugal aborda as dimensões subjetivas dos fenómenos migratórios em Portugal, a partir de um trabalho de campo realizado na cidade de Coimbra e enquadrado por um projeto de investigação financiado pela Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia. Para aceder às experiências dos seus interlocutores, os autores, com diversos percursos disciplinares (antropólogos, psicólogos, arquitetos, sociólogos, linguistas, e...

  9. As funções da resposabilidade social no marketing social de hoje : o caso de estudo McDonald's Portugal

    Marco, Débora Alexandra Rodrigues do

    2012-01-01

    No âmbito deste trabalho propomo-nos elaborar um estudo sobre o conceito da Responsabilidade Social Empresarial em Portugal, compreender a sua relação com o Marketing Social e ilustrar algumas das vantagens inerentes à adopção de um comportamento empresarial socialmente responsável, que contribui por sua vez para o entendimento, comunicação, divulgação e crescimento desta estratégia empresarial em Portugal. A União Europeia desempenha um papel fundamental para o crescimento do ...

  10. The natural gas industry in Portugal

    This article makes a synthesis of the evolution of the natural gas sector in Portugal since the end of the 1990's. The aim of the energy policy of Portugal was the creation of a liberalized energy market capable to ensure the security of the energy supplies and to encourage the energy efficiency in order to reduce the environmental impact. The success of the introduction of natural gas in Portugal perfectly fulfills these goals. Since 1997, the natural gas consumption has increased significantly. The start-up of the methane terminal of Sines allows the diversification of the supply sources and contributes to the growth of the offer. The opening of the market is under development. It will allow the main consumers to select their supplier among those present on the Portuguese market. GALP company should keep its leader position and its daughter company 'Gas du Portugal' should reach 300 MW of power generation capacities by 2005 with the development of multi-energy services. The creation of an Iberian energy market between Spain and Portugal should speed up in 2004 leading to deep modifications in the energy sector of southern Europe. (J.S.)

  11. Enoturismo em Portugal: as Rotas de Vinho

    Simões, Orlando

    2008-04-01

    Full Text Available Since 1993, as supported by the Dyonisios program of the European Union, the wine routes have been the most visible face of the wine tourism practice in Portugal. Since these thematic routes have no specific rules, they usually depend on the initiative of the promoters, namely through the creation of adherent/promoters associations or other institutions, like the Regional Viticulture Commissions, and Tourism Regions. This article aims at analysing the basis for the development of wine tourism in Portugal and its structure around wine routes. The socioeconomics traits of both the vineyards and wine, are analysed. The existing routes in Portugal are presented and their strengths and limitations are identi-fied.

  12. Enoturismo em Portugal: as Rotas de Vinho

    Orlando Simões

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Since 1993, as supported by the Dyonisios program of the European Union, the wine routes have been the most visible face of the wine tourism practice in Portugal. Since these thematic routes have no specific rules, they usually depend on the initiative of the promoters, namely through the creation of adherent/promoters associations or other institutions, like the Regional Viticulture Commissions, and Tourism Regions. This article aims at analysing the basis for the development of wine tourism in Portugal and its structure around wine routes. The socioeconomics traits of both the vineyards and wine, are analysed. The existing routes in Portugal are presented and their strengths and limitations are identified.

  13. Tratamentos alternativos para o combate à Varroa

    Vilas-Boas, Miguel

    2006-01-01

    Mais de 20 anos após a detecção em Portugal do ácaro da Varroa Jacobsoni, a sua coexistência com a abelha Apis Mellifera continua a ser um desafio constante para o apicultor provocando continuadamente baixas no efectivo apícola.

  14. Fish Farming and Otters in Portugal

    Trindade A.

    1991-02-01

    Full Text Available In Portugal fish farming has expanded very rapidly in the last decade, with trout, mullet, cuttlefish, seabream, eel, salmon and prawns being intensively reared in artificial ponds. A questionnaire was sent to all known fish farmers to assess the effect of predation, especially by otters; no compensation scheme exists in Portugal. This paper discusses the results of this exercise. It is suggested that fish farmers need to look beyond economic and technological aspects of aquaculture and consider the wider environmental impact of their activities.

  15. Evolução do Fast Fit da reparação automóvel em Portugal: caso Midas Portugal, S.A.

    Farinha, Catarina Ferreira

    2011-01-01

    The dissertation presented herein - “Evolution of Fast Fit car repair and servicing in Portugal, Midas Portugal, S.A.” - aims to publicizethe subject of Fast Fit car repair and its evolution in Portugal. The Fast Fit sector (fast car repair) has faced some recent changes and a sustainable growth in Portugal. The dissertation presents Midas Portugal, SA Case Study, a Fast Fit chain operating in Portugal. This study is thus divided into two parts: 1. Theoretical framewo...

  16. Portugal : da 1ª República à Ditadura Militar : um caminho de cidadania

    Carvalho, Leopoldo Manuel Madeira, 1963-

    2013-01-01

    Relatório da prática de ensino supervisionada, Ensino de História e Geografia no 3.º Ciclo do Ensino Básico e Ensino Secundário, Universidade de Lisboa, 2013 O nosso Relatório da Prática de Ensino Supervisionada pretende ser uma proposta didáctica para o tema “Portugal: da 1ª República à Ditadura Militar”, do Programa Oficial de História, realizada com alunos da turma D, do 9º ano de escolaridade da Escola Secundária com 3º Ciclo de Camilo Castelo Branco em Carnaxide. Portugal viveu, em...

  17. Venture Capital in Portugal : investments selection criteria, intervention forms and impact on venture capital backed firms

    Lopes, Maria Luísa Fernandes

    2011-01-01

    O Capital de Risco é uma fonte de financiamento que promove o desenvolvimento e competitividade das empresas, não só através da injeção de capital, mas também de apoio a vários níveis. O mercado de Capital de Risco é recente em Portugal, existindo pouca informação e estudos sobre o mesmo. Este trabalho de investigação visa contribuir para o conhecimento da atividade em Portugal. O propósito desta investigação é o de obter uma visão atual sobre os fatores de seleção de oportunid...

  18. Apontamento sobre a contabilidade e educação em Portugal entre 1869 e 1918 = A note on accounting and education in Portugal between 1860 and 1918

    Miguel Gonçalves

    2011-01-01

    Na segunda metade do século XIX foram fundados nas duas maiores cidades comerciais de Portugal, Lisboa e Porto, nos anos de 1869 e de 1886, respectivamente, dois estabelecimentos de ensino público de Contabilidade: o Instituto Industrial e Comercial de Lisboa (IICL) e o Instituto Industrial e Comercial do Porto (IICP). O tema central do artigo respeita ao fornecimento de subsídios que possam caracterizar estas duas escolas de comércio. Adicionalmente, visa-se também dar um contributo para a i...

  19. Entomofauna associada a plantas espontâneas do olival, na região Sul de Portugal

    Furtado, Claudia; Rei, Fernando; Belo, Anabela; Torres, Laura

    2012-01-01

    O conhecimento dos ecossistemas agrícolas é um factor primordial para a sua gestão e sustentabilidade e para a obtenção de produtos mais ecológicos. Nesse sentido, procedeu-se a um estudo da entomofauna presente em plantas herbáceas espontâneas, usualmente associadas a olivais alentejanos, no Sul de Portugal, para avaliar o contributo dessas espécies na manutenção de uma fauna auxiliar no Olival. Entre Junho e Novembro de 2011, foram monitorizadas 10 espécies herbáceas, nomeadamente, Echium p...

  20. Rickettsia slovaca Infection in Humans, Portugal

    De Sousa, R.; Pereira, B. I.; Nazareth, C.; Cabral, S.; Ventura, C.; Crespo, P; Marques, N; Cunha, S

    2013-01-01

    Fifteen years after the initial detection of Rickettsia slovaca in ticks in Portugal, 3 autochthonous cases of R. slovaca infection were diagnosed in humans. All patients had an eschar on the scalp and lymphadenopathy; 2 patients had facial edema. R. slovaca infection was confirmed by serologic testing, culture, and PCR.

  1. Social housing in Portugal and Denmark

    Alves, Sonia; Andersen, Hans Thor

    The social housing sector has become increasingly residualized and segregated in Portugal and Denmark. Whilst there is a considerable difference between the systems in these two countries, as regards issues of management and governance, dominant rent regimes (cost rent, social rent) or eligibility...

  2. Child Poverty in Portugal: Dimensions and Dynamics

    Bastos, Amelia; Nunes, Francisco

    2009-01-01

    This article analyses the extent and persistence of child poverty in Portugal between 1995 and 2001. Data from the Portuguese component of the European Community Household Panel Survey (ECHP) are used to estimate child poverty rates and children's flows in and out of poverty. The article focuses upon an analysis based on family income and on a set…

  3. Millipedes (Diplopoda) from caves of Portugal

    P. S. Reboleira, Ana Sofia; Enghoff, Henrik

    2014-01-01

    Millipedes play an important role in the decomposition of organic matter in the subterranean environment. Despite the existence of several cave-adapted species of millipedes in adjacent geographic areas, their study has been largely ignored in Portugal. Over the last decade, intense fieldwork in ...

  4. Migrants and Health in Portugal

    B. Bäckström

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this research is to atain knowledge on immigrant´s health related problems and to identify their dificulties when acesing health care services. The article describes immigrant´s dificulties when acesing health care services that are visiting the health ofice at a National Immigrant Support Centre.Design: : A qualitative study was conducted, analysing available documentation and observing the health isues dealt with at the National Immigrant Support Centre’s (CNAI Health Ofice. The 148 cases are mainly immigrants coming from Portuguese speaking African countries for health purposes. Immigrants from Brazil have more restricted aces, and feel discrimination on the part of the services. Immigrants from Eastern Europe come in search of information and have communication dificulties. Obstacles are related to the lack of knowledge of the law, but also to the failure of puting the law into practice. The ofice has had a great demand of users seeking information and in acesingthe health care system.Results: The cases analysed are mainly nationals from Portuguese Speaking African Countries (PSAC, Brazil and countries in Eastern Europe. The majority of the immigrants coming from PSAC are patients receiving treatment under international Cooperation Agreements requesting financial and social support. Immigrants from Brazil have more restricted aces and feel greater discrimination on the part of the services. New Labour Migrants from Eastern Europe, on the other hand, come in search of information and are known to have communication dificulties.Conclusions: Legislation in Portugal provides aces to health care to al citizens, regardles of their legal condition and origin. However, some immigrants have had significant dificulties with aces to Portugal’s National Health Service. The obstacles are not only related to the lack of legal knowledge, but also to the failure of puting the law into practice, which requires atention by

  5. Comunicação estratégica integrada para a participação cívica, activismo e campanhas para mudanças em organizações sem fins lucrativos : Greenpeace, Amnistia e Ser+ em Portugal

    Oliveira, Evandro Samuel Ribeiro dos Santos

    2011-01-01

    Dissertação de mestrado em Ciências da Comunicação (área de especialização em publicidade e relações públicas) A gestão estratégica e integrada da comunicação e o uso de práticas de Comunicação Estratégica são cruciais para conseguir realizar campanhas bem sucedidas e eficazes e atingir as metas de uma organização. As novas regras da comunicação social e as condições sociológicas são um desafio para os profissionais, que se deparam com a procura de formas inovadoras de estabele...

  6. Neo-Lamarckism in Portugal

    Almaça, Carlos

    2000-12-01

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    Darwinism was championed in Portugal by the University and progressionist political parties from the 1860's on. Neo-Darwinism was neglected in its proper time and so the acceptance of the inheritance of acquired characters continued over the first decades of the 20th century. Men of medical education who were professors of Biology at the University of Oporto supported neo-Lamarckian theories in early 20th century. The first one has been Américo Pires de Lima (1886-1966, professor of Botany, whose doctoral dissertation sustaining early Darwinism and neo-Lamarckism was presented in 1912. This thesis, as well as a few neo-Lamarckian publications with antropological significance, are commented and discussed in the present paper.



    El Darwinismo fue defendido en Portugal en la Universidad y por los partidos políticos progresistas durante la década de los años 60 del siglo XIX. El neo-darwinismo fue ignorado en su tiempo y así continuó la aceptación de la herencia de los caracteres adquiridos a lo largo de las primeras décadas del siglo XX. Los profesores de biolog

  7. All About Portugal - Website dedicado ao turismo externo em Portugal

    Martins, Rui Manuel da Silva

    2015-01-01

    Grande parte do tráfego online tem origem em páginas de resultados de motores de de pesquisa. Estes constituem hoje uma ferramenta fundamental de que os turistas se socorrem para pesquisar e filtrar a informação necessária ao planeamento das suas viagens, sendo, por isso, bastante tidos em conta pelas entidades ligadas ao turismo no momento da definição das suas estratégias de marketing. No presente documento é descrita a investigação feita em torno do modo de funcionamento ...

  8. O uso das redes sociais por jornalistas em Portugal

    Ana Sofia Veloso

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo pretende mostrar como as redes sociais são utilizadas pelosjornalistas, nomeadamente os que trabalham em Portugal. É ainda intuito deste trabalho perceber se o uso destas ferramentas por estes profissionais pode constituir uma nova prática rotineira.Para o efeito, levou-se a cabo um estudo de carácter exploratório baseado nos resultados de um inquérito por questionário – realizado de raiz – dirigido à classe jornalística em Portugal. O artigo divide-se em quatro partes. Tendo em conta que, em pouco mais de uma década, as redes sociais se tornaram a atividade online mais popular a nível global, começa-se por realizar um enquadramento de apoio ao surgimento destas ferramentas na sociedade atual, dando conta de algumas estatísticas de uso e de novos processos de socialização subsequentes. Num segundo momento, é feito refereência à relação do jornalismo com as redes sociais e algumas novas práticas jornalísticas neste âmbito, apresentando conclusões de estudos internacionais sobre a utilização que jornalistas de diversos países fazem das redes sociais. Aborda-se ainda as orientações existentes sobre o uso ético que os jornalistas devem dar a estas ferramentas segundo várias entidades ligadas ao universo do jornalismo. A terceira parte foca-se no inquérito, designadamente a metodologia usada e a estrutura do mesmo; realiza-se um breve retrato sociográfico da classe jornalística em Portugal e faz-se uma caracterização socioprofissional da amostra obtida através do inquérito; apresentam-se os resultados conseguidos e analisam-se e discutem-se os mesmos, nomeadamente através de comparações com as estatísticas e as conclusões dos estudos nacionais e internacionais já mencionadas. Na quarta secção, tendo por base a discussão realizada e o balanço do tratamento do inquérito, menciona-se alguns desafios que se colocam aos jornalistas na era da Web 2.0. E conclui-se com a confirmação de que a

  9. Os interesses de Portugal no contexto das relações União Europeia – Mercosul

    Pinto, Messias de Sá

    2008-01-01

    Antes de ser Estado-membro da União Europeia (UE) Portugal não tinha relações comerciais nem investimentos significativos nos países da América Latina. Com a adesão de Portugal e Espanha, as relações entre a UE e o Mercosul tornaram-se mais fortes. Em 1995 foram iniciadas negociações entre a UE e o Mercosul com vista à criação de uma área de comércio livre entre os dois blocos. O Mercosul tinha passado a constituir uma zona de interesse estratégico tanto para a UE como para ...

  10. A Sort of Huge Portugal

    Jorgel, Lídia

    2013-01-01

    ...aquilo que de mais importante a Literaturaportuguesa tem para oferecer é o recado que dá de sina relação com o Outro, o diferente, enquanto metadeda voz de um inevitável diálogo, a que o futuroclamorosamente obriga. 1 There was a well-known anecdote in the early seventies about a Portuguese student, who, standing in front of the Café Flore in Paris, raised his arms and began to shout, “Europe! I’ve made it to Europe!” The next day he failed to turn up for a university outing, disappeared f...

  11. Colonización oral por Candida en pacientes que asisten a una clinica dental in Braga, Portugal

    Martins, M; Henriques, Mariana; A.P Ribeiro; R.M. Fernandes; Gonçalves, Vânia; Seabra, A.; Azeredo, Joana; Oliveira, Rosário

    2010-01-01

    Antecedentes: La capacidad que poseen las diferentes especies de Candida de colonizar las superficies, puede ser considerada como un factor de riesgo para la infección oral. Objetivos: El objetivo de este estudio fue establecer la colonización oral por Candida en pacientes que asisten a una clinica dental en Braga, Portugal. Métodos: Un total de 97 pacientes fueron estudiados. Se colectaron muestras bucales con hisopo y fueron cultivadas directamente en CHROMagar Candida. Las leva...

  12. Primeras evidencias de arte mueble paleolítico en el sur de Portugal

    Simón Vallejo, María D.

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents the first evidence for Palaeolithic portable art in Southern Portugal. This include two plaques, dated between 20,500 and 19,500 BP from Solutrean levels from the site of Vale Boi, Western Algarve (Portugal. One of the pieces is a small engraved schist plaque (14,6 × 8,1 mm with abstract lines on one side. The other artefact is an 8 × 5 cm schist plaque. One side is an oxide natural deposit, used to produce dye; the other side has three aurochs and a probable cervid. Stilistic information and the engraving sequence indicate probably production by a single artist. The stylistic characteristics are in full agreement withi those from late Gravettian and early Solutrean art known from Valencia, Andalucia (Spain and the Côa valley (Portugal, thus confirming the absolute AMS dates from the Vale Boi Levels.

    En este trabajo presentamos la primera evidencia de arte mueble paleolítico en el sur de Portugal: dos plaquetas de pizarra procedentes de niveles solutrenses del yacimiento de Vale Boi, zona occidental del Algarve (Portugal. La primera de las piezas es una pequeña placa (14,6 × 8,1 mm que presenta sobre una de sus caras un ideomorfo grabado. La segunda (8 × 5 cm cuenta con una superficie ocupada por óxido de hierro natural de color amarillento, tiene claros indicios de extracción de mineral para producir colorantes. En la superficie opuesta han sido grabados tres uros y una posible cierva. El estilo y secuencia de los grabados apuntan a un solo artista. Las características estilísticas de los zoomorfos concuerdan bien con los rasgos comunes del arte del ciclo Gravetiense final y Solutrense antiguo del País Valenciano, Andalucía y Valle de Côa (Portugal. Esta afinidad sintoniza asimismo con las fechas AMS de los niveles solutrenses de Vale Boi, datados entre ca. 20.500 y 19.500 BP.

  13. Business Creation in Portugal: A Viewpoint on Data Comparison

    Elsa De Morais Sarmento; Alcina Nunes

    2014-01-01

    Portugal has some of the highest business entry rates when compared to other countries, according to Eurostat, Statistics Portugal and the OECD Entrepreneurship Indicators Programme. We look at business creation in Portugal, from 2000 to 2007, by approaching two other complementary data sources, the World Bank Group Entrepreneurship Survey, based on official Portuguese business register's and the universe of active employer enterprises, obtained by applying to the dataset Quadros de Pessoal, ...

  14. Análise de um projecto de investimento na energia nuclear em Portugal

    Flores, Pedro Tiago Marques

    2011-01-01

    Face ao aumento do consumo anual de electricidade verificado em Portugal e ao aumento dos preços dos combustíveis fósseis, é imperativo diversificar as fontes de energia disponíveis. A energia nuclear, no que concerne ao efeito de estufa, é menos nociva para o ambiente e constitui uma solução alternativa à dependência dos combustíveis fósseis. A energia nuclear continua a ser uma interessante área de pesquisa e estudo, não só para melhorar ainda mais a segurança, mas também para mino...

  15. Family and General Medicine in Portugal

    Ana Costa

    2014-05-01

    Full Text Available General and Family Medicine in Portugal as a medical specialty has evolved in the past few decades much the same way as in other European countries. This article aims to describe the various changes that have taken place over the years, in terms of career reform and medical training, which together have brought about the present model for General and Family Medicine training.  It succinctly delineates the stages in training, including the main objectives at each step, the difficulties and the many challenges encountered along the way, as well as the methods of evaluation during the internship. The main objective of this article is to inform how training in family medicine is conducted and how one can embark on this career path in Portugal

  16. In Portugal, the energy revolution is underway

    As at the beginning of 2013, 70 per cent of the electricity consumed in Portugal had a renewable origin, this article outlines that this result is based on a strong-willed policy. In fact, Portugal entered the energy transition in 2001 with its '4E program' (energy efficiency and endogenous energies) which aimed at reaching 60 per cent of renewable energies in electricity consumption by 2020. This program was based on a strong development of wind and hydraulic energy. Moreover, the country developed its own capacities for the manufacturing of wind turbines. On another hand, other renewable energies (notably solar energy) seem a bit late although several projects are underway. As far as hydraulic energy, a dam project is a matter of controversy

  17. Rhinitis: Epidemiological Knowledge in Portugal

    Morais-Almeida, M.; Nunes, C.; Gaspar, A.; Branco-Ferreira, M

    2006-01-01

    Nas últimas décadas verificou-se, nos paises Ocidentais, um aumento substancial na prevalência de rinite alérgica, sendo o subdiagnóstico e o subtratamento diliculdades acrescidas para a qualidade de vida dos doentes com esta doença inflamatória crónica.É objectivo deste trabalho de revisão, apresentar dados epidemiológicos nacionais referentes à prevalência de rinite, caracterizando alguns factores de risco, realçando-se o problema da falta de diagnóstico desta situação c1ínica tão prevalent...

  18. Seismicity and earthquake risk in Portugal

    Bezzeghoud, M.; Borges, J. F.; Caldeira, B.; Grandin, R.

    2006-01-01

    The workshop “Earthquake monitoring and Earthquake Risk in WEstern Mediterranean” (EERWEM) will summarize the current knowledge, on-going projects and research plans with regard to seismic activity and risk in the region. This work is organized in two topics: i) presentation of our current research on seismic activity and earthquake risk in the Western Mediterranean region, particularly in Portugal and ii) a short training course about seismic data processing and waveform analysis. Some appli...

  19. Biogas in Portugal: status and public policies

    Ferreira, Miguel; Malico, Isabel; Marques, Isabel Paula

    2009-01-01

    Portugal has recently implemented a number of measures and monitoring mechanisms that seek to promote renewable energy sources as a way of protecting the environment and assuring a sustainable development. In its policy for renewable energies, 39% of the electricity from renewable energy sources was defined as target for 2010. Biogas arises as a useful energy source by its direct conversion into heat and electricity or by injection into a natural gas network. This work reviews the Portuguese ...

  20. The ABC model for telework in Portugal

    Gonçalves, Rui M. R.; Coelho, José Dias

    1996-01-01

    The principal aim of this paper is to develop a simple and objective model which can classify an systematise telework, and provide a standard for Portugal. This model defines special concepts of telework and allows the division of the activity in this area, making its application easier. The model was constructed on the basis of four perspectives which it has to cover: the economic and social, of the employers, of the teleworkers and the suppliers of goods and services.

  1. A Bayesian Modelling of Wildfires in Portugal

    Silva, Giovani L.; Soares, Paulo; Marques, Susete; Dias, Inês M.; Oliveira, Manuela M.; Borges, Guilherme J.

    2015-01-01

    In the last decade wildfires became a serious problem in Portugal due to different issues such as climatic characteristics and nature of Portuguese forest. In order to analyse wildfire data, we employ beta regression for modelling the proportion of burned forest area, under a Bayesian perspective. Our main goal is to find out fire risk factors that influence the proportion of area burned and what may make a forest type susceptible or resistant to fire. Then, we analyse wildfire...

  2. Runoff erosion in Portugal: A broad overview

    Figueiredo, Tomás

    2013-01-01

    Soils are generally a scarce natural resource in Portugal as far as productivity is concerned (CNROA, 1983; Agroconsultores e Coba, 1991; Agroconsultores e Geometral, 1995). In fact, the major part of the territory is potentially not suitable for agriculture, corresponding to areas with misuse and over-exploitation of the soil resource in cropland, and to typical marginal land cover by forests and shrubs. The soils with moderate and high suitability are under agricultural use, more or less in...

  3. Stroke patients’ pathways to rehabilitation in Portugal

    Silvina Santana; Patrícia Redondo; Conceição Neves; José Rente; Marta Viana; Mariana Ribeiro; Nina Szczygiel

    2011-01-01

    Purpose To report on stroke patients’ pathways to rehabilitation in Portugal, in light of an ongoing EHSD procedure. Theory and methods The Portuguese government has created the National Network of Continuous Integrated Care (RNCCI) to reduce costly acute care and length of stay in hospitals by substituting less costly care closer to the community. The network is based on establishing protocols with existing institutions, designated according to the kind of services they provide as convalesce...

  4. Wages and Job Satisfaction in Portugal

    Vieira, José; Couto, João; Borges-Tiago, Maria Teresa

    2004-01-01

    The interest in the analysis of job satisfaction has increased among economists. Indeed, reported levels of satisfaction have been seen as a good predictor of individual behaviour such as job turnover, productivity and absenteeism. Because of this, several studies have tried to identify the determinants of job satisfaction. This paper is concerned with job satisfaction in Portugal. For this purpose, we use the first six waves of the European Household Panel Data (ECHP). The panel nature of th...

  5. Tourism Demand in Portugal: Market Perspectives

    Serra, Jaime; Correia, Antónia; Paulo M.M. Rodrigues

    2012-01-01

    Tourism has experienced different levels of development in the different regions of Portugal. To frame this development, several panel data models were estimated. The main objective is to explain the evolution of overnight stays by nationality in each region. Secondary data from 2000 to 2010 was used. The analysis includes the main tourism markets, such as the United Kingdom, Germany, the Netherlands, Ireland, France and Spain. Tourism literature suggests that, among others, th...

  6. Silent surfaces : an experience in Portugal

    Freitas, Elisabete F.; Pereira, Paulo A. A.; Paulo, Joel; Coelho, J. L. Bento; Anfosso-Lédée, F.

    2008-01-01

    It is acknowledged that traffic noise affects human behaviour and health. Measures aiming at mitigating the impact of traffic noise are not always viable in urban areas. In Portugal, road designers have recently started to consider silent surfaces as alternative within their road pavement projects. In this paper the tire-surface noise of three surface layers integrated in a rehabilitation project carried out in an urban road that carries more than 40000 vehicles per day is a...

  7. Silent surfaces : An experience in Portugal

    FREITAS, E; P. Pereira; J. Paulo; BENTO COELHO, J; Anfosso Ledee, Fabienne

    2008-01-01

    It is acknowledged that traffic noise affects human behaviour and health. Measures aiming at mitigating the impact of traffic noise are not always viable in urban areas. In portugal, road designers have recently started to consider silent surfaces as alternative within their road pavement projects. In this paper the tire-surface noise of three surface layers integrated in a rehabilitation project carried out in an urban road that carries more than 40000 vehicles per day is assessed : 1) on de...

  8. Consumer behavior: Online grocery shopping in Portugal

    ROLA, MARIANA

    2015-01-01

    Living in the digital era, activities that have for centuries acted one way, have now changed and entered the online world, and online grocery shopping is one of them. It is a worldwide phenomenon and is already a significant part of people’s lifestyle in several countries however, in Portugal, it is still in expansion and improvement. Based on the Theory of Planned Behavior, this study allowed to estimate how the perceived risk and shopping orientation counterbalances the conv...

  9. Potential of Equestrian Tourism in Portugal

    Magalhães, Nuno; Barroco, Cristina; Antunes, Joaquim

    2015-01-01

    Portugal offers a vast number of factors that boost the development of the national equestrian tourism. Equestrian tourism represents an important opportunity for the qualification and differentiation of the national tourism, as well as stimulating rural economies, helping to combat seasonality and asymmetries. The aim of this study is to understand how critical success factors such as the Lusitano horse, the national equestrian culture, the landscape diversity, among others, are important fo...

  10. Motivations for social entrepreneurship: evidences from Portugal.

    Proença, Teresa; Ferreira, Marisa R.; João F. Proença

    2014-01-01

    The main purpose of this article is to explore the factors that motivate people to create, develop and maintain a social entrepreneurship project and also to explore the difficulties and expectations social entrepreneurs face. The research is based on an exploratory study that includes the collection and analysis of qualitative data, involving 13 interviews to social entrepreneurs from Portugal.The study provides information about the motivations that take individuals to initiate and maintain...

  11. Digital History in Portugal: a survey

    Guardado, Cristina; Borges, Maria Manuel

    2012-01-01

    The emergence of concepts like “digital humanities” and “digital history” shows how digital technology is becoming increasingly important to the humanities and corresponding disciplines. This study is a first look into digital history in Portugal. Using information available on the Web, it is possible to see that historians are using more and more digital tools to complete and communicate their work as well as to collaborate with other researchers.

  12. Developments in Public Accounting in Portugal

    Maria José da Silva Fernandes

    2009-01-01

    In Portugal we are assisting, since the nineties, to the reform of all public accounting, having as main innovations the utilization of double entry system and the obligatoryness to implement three accounting systems: budget accounting, patrimonial and cost accounting. In the systems of patrimonial and cost accounting, it will be used the accrual systems. The publication of the first Public Accounting Plan (POCP) in 1997 identifies the change from a traditional public accounting, which main o...

  13. The accessible tourism in Andalusia and Portugal

    Jurado Almonte, José Manuel

    2014-01-01

    ABSTRACT: There is a relevant and growing number of people with some degree of sensory and physical disability in Portugal, Spain, including Andalusia, and the European Union, who want to be able to enjoy leisure and tourism. Therefore, in addition to the creation of legislature, an economic opportunity should be added. The various tourism models that already exist (sun and beach, rural, cultural tourism, adventure tourism, etc.) can and should also be categorised as «access...

  14. Winter tourism in Portugal - encouraging its increase

    Garcia, Raul Ressano

    2014-01-01

    Every year between seventy thousand and one hundred thousand Portuguese practice winter sports,mainly skiing and snowboarding (Carvalho, 2006). Unfortunately for Portuguese tourism most of them go abroad to spend their money.Serra da Estrela is the only mountain where it is possible to practice winter sports in Portugal but it doesn’t attract many Portuguese. Problems with accessibility (Petur,2006) inexistency of accommodation near the ski slopes (Carvalho,2006) and not enough kilometers ...

  15. ENTORNO SOCIOECONÓMICO DEL EMPRENDIMIENTO EN LA EURORREGIÓN GALICIA-NORTE DE PORTUGAL

    Emilia VAZQUEZ-ROZAS; Chasco, Coro; Martin ALONSO

    2012-01-01

    El emprendimiento es presentado como una actividad innovadora de la que derivan nuevos productos, nuevos servicios o nuevas formas de organización, que además coordina los recursos productivos de manera óptima en entornos cambiantes y de elevada incertidumbre.Para el desarrollo de las regiones resulta fundamental disponer de un medioambiente socioeconómico que favorezca el emprendimiento. En este trabajo se aborda el análisis de las características de la Eurorregión Galicia-Norte de Portugal,...

  16. Normalização em ética e responsabilidade social: desenvolvimentos em Portugal

    Duarte, Ana Paula; Rocha, Cristina; Frazão, Rui

    2006-01-01

    A Organização Internacional de Normalização (ISO) está a desenvolver a Norma Internacional de Responsabilidade Social (Norma ISO 26000), com publicação prevista para 2008, que constituirá um guia sobre esta matéria, tendo encorajado por outro lado todos os países participantes a desenvolver as suas próprias normas nacionais sobre a mesma temática. Portugal vem participando nestes esforços através da APEE (Associação Portuguesa de Ética Empresarial), na sua qualidade de Organismo de Normaliza...

  17. Estudo de mercado: "A satisfação dos franchisados em Portugal"

    Fialho, Maria Cristina Grilo

    2013-01-01

    Este relatório de estágio foi realizado no âmbito do Mestrado em Matemática e Aplicações, com especialização em Estatística e Investigação Operacional, da Universidade de Aveiro, e o estágio foi realizado no GEMEO (Gabinete de Estudos de Mercado e Opinião do IPAM). Foram desenvolvidas várias atividades relacionadas com os Estudos de Mercado, e uma dessas atividades é sobre o Franchising, onde se pretende avaliar o perfil e satisfação do Franchisado em Portugal. Para isso, fo...

  18. Marcas de luxo em Portugal: o sucesso em contexto de crise económica

    Pereira, Filipa Marques Serra

    2011-01-01

    Mestrado em Marketing “O «Luxury Goods Worldwide Market Study» estima que as vendas globais aumentem 10% este ano, para 191 mil milhões de euros” in Diário Económico 2011/10/23. Portugal não é excepção. Surgem constantemente manchetes de jornais acerca do crescimento de mercado de luxo em contexto de crise. As razões que levam os consumidores a escolherem produtos de luxo são muitas e de diversas dimensões: financeira, funcional, individual e social. Além disso, o luxo hoje em dia pode ...

  19. Circuito do medicamento em Portugal : uma acção do regulador

    Cordeiro, Manuel Augusto Ferreira Pontes

    2014-01-01

    Mestrado em Ciências Empresariais No presente contexto, de grandes mudanças para a Industria Farmacêutica, este estudo procura identificar e analisar o circuito do medicamento em Portugal, descrevendo as principais anomalias encontradas no mesmo, dando-se especial atenção à avaliação do impacto da mais recente medida do Infarmed (deliberação nº 2100/2013, de 26 de Setembro), que visa desincentivar comportamentos considerados abusivos que, em último caso, podem pôr em causa a saúde pública ...

  20. Population diversity of Theileria annulata in Portugal.

    Gomes, Jacinto; Salgueiro, Patrícia; Inácio, João; Amaro, Ana; Pinto, João; Tait, Andy; Shiels, Brian; Pereira da Fonseca, Isabel; Santos-Gomes, Gabriela; Weir, William

    2016-08-01

    The tick-borne protozoan parasite Theileria annulata causes tropical theileriosis, a severe disease of cattle that occurs across the Mediterranean littoral, the Middle East and Southern Asia. In the Mediterranean region, the disease has long been perceived as being a constraint to livestock production in North Africa and Turkey but was believed to have minimal impact in Southern European countries. It has recently been demonstrated that in Southern Portugal the prevalence of T. annulata is approximately 30%. While the population genetics of the parasite and the multiplicity of infection in the bovine host have been studied in a number of countries, no information is currently available on the composition of the parasite population in Southern Europe or its relationship to populations in bordering regions. A parasite genotyping system, based on micro- and mini-satellite amplification, was used to perform genetic analysis of T. annulata populations from T. annulata infected cattle in twelve farms in Southern Portugal. A diversity of genotypes and a high multiplicity of infection were found, suggesting that the parasite possesses a panmictic population in this region. In comparison with genotypes found in Tunisia and Turkey, parasites from Portugal form a genetically distinct group and show lower genetic diversity. PMID:27109468

  1. Municipal solid waste disposal in Portugal

    In recent years municipal solid waste (MSW) disposal has been one of the most important environmental problems for all of the Portuguese regions. The basic principles of MSW management in Portugal are: (1) prevention or reduction, (2) reuse, (3) recovery (e.g., recycling, incineration with heat recovery), and (4) polluter-pay principle. A brief history of legislative trends in waste management is provided herein as background for current waste management and recycling activities. The paper also presents and discusses the municipal solid waste management in Portugal and is based primarily on a national inquiry carried out in 2003 and directed to the MSW management entities. Additionally, the MSW responsibility and management structure in Portugal is presented, together with the present situation of production, collection, recycling, treatment and elimination of MSW. Results showed that 96% of MSW was collected mixed (4% was separately collected) and that 68% was disposed of in landfill, 21% was incinerated at waste-to-energy plants, 8% was treated at organic waste recovery plants and 3% was delivered to sorting. The average generation rate of MSW was 1.32 kg/capita/day

  2. Grafting of quince 'Portugal' on Cydonia and Chaenomeles rootstocks Enxertia do marmeleiro 'Portugal' em porta-enxertos Cydonia e Chaenomeles

    Rafael Pio

    2008-09-01

    estratificadas à frio por 20 dias. Em seguida, foram semeadas em bandejas de poliestireno (72 células, capacidade de 120 cm³ por célula, contendo a vermiculita como substrato. Posteriormente, as plântulas foram transplantadas em sacos plásticos (capacidade de 3 L, contendo terra + esterco de curral curtido + areia (1:1:1 v/v, como substrato. As plântulas permaneceram em viveiro sombreado (50% de luminosidade e foram irrigadas sistematicamente. Depois de 180 dias do transplantio, as plântulas foram enxertadas pelo processo de garfagem, durante o inverno, com garfos do marmeleiro 'Portugal', sendo avaliado após 60 dias da enxertia, a porcentagem de enxertos brotados, assim como o comprimento e diâmetro do enxerto. As duas últimas variáveis foram avaliadas três vezes mais, a cada 30 dias. O marmeleiro 'Japonês' apresentou maior desempenho, demonstrando ser uma excelente alternativa como porta-enxerto para o marmeleiro e, junto como o 'Mendoza Inta-37', foram os que proporcionaram maior desenvolvimento do enxerto.

  3. A comparative study on the use of ICT for learning in secondary school mathematics in Portugal and in Brazil school

    Viseu, Floriano; Lima, Antonia Jacinta Barbosa; Fernandes, José António

    2013-01-01

    A crescente utilização de recursos tecnológicos na sociedade encontra abertura da escola para os integrar nas atividades de ensino e de aprendizagem. Na disciplina de matemática, muito contribuem para essa abertura as recomendações dos programas escolares ao preconizarem o uso desses recursos. Como o que é prescrito nem sempre é concretizado, procuramos averiguar como alunos do ensino médio, do Brasil, e do ensino secundário, de Portugal, utilizam os recursos tecnológicos nas suas atividades ...

  4. Environmental technology education in Portugal : analysis and perspectives

    Brito, A. G.; L. F. Melo; Santana, F.

    2000-01-01

    The scope of the present communication is the current status of environmental engineering in Portugal. The different approaches concerning the environmental engineering courses available at undergraduate levels as well as some post-graduation studies are described. Furthermore, an analysis based on strengths, weakness, opportunities and trend issues regarding the environmental engineering profession in Portugal is presented.

  5. OECD Review of the Secondary School Modernisation Programme in Portugal

    Blyth, Alastair

    2010-01-01

    On 26 February in Lisbon a team from the OECD's Centre for Effective Learning Environments (CELE) presented its first review of a national school building programme. The school building renovation programme in Portugal, which began in March 2007, involves the renovation of 332 schools by 2015. However, Portugal plans to complete 205 by the end of…

  6. Immigration and Supplementary Ethnic Schooling: Ukrainian Students in Portugal

    Tereshchenko, Antonina; Grau Cárdenas, Valeska Valentina

    2013-01-01

    Immigration from Eastern European countries to Portugal is a recent phenomenon. Within the last decade, economic migrants from Ukraine, Russia, Romania and Moldova set up a number of supplementary schools across the country. No academic attention has been given to the phenomenon of supplementary ethnic schools in Portugal, whilst there is a…

  7. Geologia de Portugal, Volume II, Geologia Meso-cenozóica de Portugal

    Dias, Rui; Araújo, António Alexandre; Terrinha, Pedro; Kullberg, José Carlos

    2013-01-01

    Livro dedicado à actualização da Geologia Meso-cenozóica de Portugal com base em 12 artigos científicos dedicados à evolução geodinâmica do Território durante os ciclos Atlântico e de Tétis.

  8. Geologia de Portugal, Volume I, Geologia Pré-mesozóica de Portugal

    Dias, Rui; Araújo, António Alexandre; Terrinha, Pedro; Kullberg, José Carlos

    2013-01-01

    Livro dedicado à actualização da Geologia Pré-mesozóica de Portugal, constituído por uma compilação de 22 artigos abrangendo, a estratigrafia, tectónica, magmatismo e metamorfismo do Maciço Ibérico.

  9. Sexualidad juvenil y cambio social: el caso de Portugal

    Machado-Pais José

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Investigar si, dentro de un marco de profundos cambios sociales, las nuevas generaciones estarán creando nuevos valores sociales. MATERIAL Y MÉTODOS: Aplicando el método de las generaciones, se utilizaron datos de una encuesta sobre valores y generaciones, hecho en 1996 a 2 012 individuos residentes en Portugal continental y representativos de la población portuguesa. Recurriendo al programa SPAD (Estadística para análisis de datos, se procedió a un análisis factorial de correspondencias múltiples en conjugación con un análisis de tipo cluster. RESULTADOS: Constatamos que las principales discontinuidades intergeneracionales se presentan en el área de las actitudes y prácticas sexuales. Comprobamos que los grupos y agregados resultantes del análisis tienen índices de sobrerrepresentación de generaciones específicas. Por ejemplo, los encuestados hedonistas se caracterizan por un elevado índice de sobrerrepresentación de jóvenes, en contraste con los inhibidos o los moralistas. CONCLUSIONES: Los jóvenes portugueses aparecen como una generación portadora de valores hedonistas y de carácter experimental en el plano de la vida sexual y amorosa. Sin embargo, se caracterizan al mismo tiempo por su vulnerabilidad a conductas de riesgo.

  10. The future of nuclear power in Portugal

    Full text: 1. Introduction. The paper will be an update of the paper entitled 'Nuclear technology and energy in Portugal' prepared for the IAEA Workshop: 'Steps for Conducting Nuclear Power Plant Technology Assessments' which took place in Vienna on 17 - 20 November 2008. 2. Update on the ITN. The ITN continues to be the main institution in the country dealing with nuclear applications. A probable visit of the author to this institution before the conference will enable to supply more information, particularly on its readiness to develop capabilities to enacting the legal regulatory framework for nuclear power generation and the capacity to implement it. 3. Energy Policy, Supply and Demand in Portugal. An Update on the Energy Policy, Supply and Demand in Portugal will be supplied with the most recent figures extracted from the International Energy Agency in Paris and national sources. The present Administration continues to place emphasis on renewable forms of energy, without considering the nuclear option in the energy mix. The prospects for nuclear energy in Portugal have been affected by the ongoing economic crisis. This crisis has particularly affected the economy with has a low per capita GDP by European standards and is still too dependent on export oriented industries with a weak technology base. Entrepreneurs and government have became more concerned with short term measures , consequently the interest in nuclear energy , a long term endeavor, has taken a long step back. While the plans to pursue renewable energies continued unabated, the import of electric energy and oil and gas has increased in the recent two years. New licenses have been recently awarded for eight gas power plants. Prospects on whether the increase of energy demand will continue in the face of the ongoing economic downturn will be analyzed in the paper. Elections planned during 2009 for the European parliament, local bodies and the national parliament are not expect to change the

  11. High altitude Chironomidae (Diptera of Serra da Estrela (Portugal: Additions to the Portuguese and Iberian Peninsula fauna

    Rieradevall, M.

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available A Chironomidae (Diptera fauna list for headwater streams of high altitude areas in Serra da Estrela (Portugal is presented, doubling the previously established species richness for the region. The findings include 17 new records for Portugal, which represent an increase to 219 species for the Continental Portugal Chironomidae fauna. Two new records were detected for the Iberian Peninsula: one species (Tvetenia duodenaria, and one subgenus –Psectrocladius (Mesopsectrocladius–; and the presence of the genus Natarsia is confirmed. The last two occurrences correspond to monoespecific taxa of the Palearctic region. However, as taxonomic identification has been based on larval material, instead of pupae, pupal exuviae or imagoes, species level assignment is still uncertain.

    Se presenta una lista de especies de Chironomidae (Diptera recolectadas en los ríos de cabecera de zonas de alta montaña en la Serra da Estrela (Portugal. Con esta aportación se duplica la riqueza de especies regional conocida hasta el momento y se eleva la fauna de quironómidos del Portugal continental a 219 especies. Se incluyen dos nuevas citas para la Península Ibérica, una especie (Tvetenia duodenaria y un subgénero –Psectrocladius (Mesopsectrocladius–, y se confirma la presencia del género Natarsia. En los dos últimos casos se trata de larvas de taxones hasta el momento monoespecíficos en la región paleárctica, pero al no haberse recolectado pupas o adultos no se puede asegurar la identificación específica.

  12. Public Investment and Budgetary Consolidation in Portugal

    Alfredo M. Pereira; Maria de Fátima Pinho

    2006-01-01

    In this paper we find that public investment in durable goods has a positive effect on long-term economic performance in Portugal. We also find that these positive effects are not strong enough for public investment to pay for itself in the form of future tax revenues. Therefore, cuts in public investment in durable goods, although costly in terms of long-term economic performance seem to be an effective way of alleviating pressure on the public budget. It is important to note, however, that ...

  13. Reformismo Agrario y Liberalismo en Portugal

    Tengarrinha, José

    2008-01-01

    Los limitados procesos reformistas agrarios que se desarrollan en Portugal desde la segunda mitad del siglo XVIII hasta la revolución liberal presentan dos sentidos principales: lo primero, en el tiempo del gobierno de Pombal, tiene sobre todo preocupaciones fiscales sin molestar la nobleza titulada; lo segundo, desde el último cuarto del Setecientos, está inserto en la crisis del régimen señorial, buscando nuevas formulas de desarrollo de la agricultura y el apoyo de la burguesía rural. Desp...

  14. Custos indirectos associados à obesidade em Portugal

    Pereira, João; Mateus, Céu

    2003-01-01

    RESUMO - A obesidade constitui um importante problema de saúde pública com consequências económicas de grande dimensão. Os obesos têm um risco acrescido de contrair doenças e de sofrer morte prematura devido a problemas como a diabetes, hipertensão arterial, AVC, insuficiência cardíaca e algumas neoplasias malignas. O presente estudo tem como objectivo estimar o custo económico indirecto (valor da produção perdida) associado à obesidade em Portugal no ano de 2002. O...

  15. Graffiti e street art em Portugal

    Simões, Marta Correia

    2014-01-01

    O seguinte trabalho tem como principal objectivo introduzir o estudo do graffiti e da street art no seio da história da arte em Portugal, como uma forma de arte contemporânea. O graffiti tem vindo a acompanhar a humanidade ao longo da história. De uma forma inconstante, este teve as mais diversas utilizações e é hoje considerado como um movimento artístico. Partindo de um estudo da prática do graffiti com início nas cidades americanas, procurou-se apresentar o processo que culminou com a s...

  16. Portugal; First Post-Program Monitoring

    International Monetary Fund

    2015-01-01

    The three year Fund-supported program that expired at end-June 2014 succeeded in stabilizing Portugal’s economy and restoring access to sovereign debt markets. Following the deep downturn of 2011–12, the economy has expanded in six of the last seven quarters, albeit at a moderate pace. The cumulative fiscal consolidation over the past three years has been substantial, and the current account is now in surplus. Regained policy credibility and benign market conditions have facilitated the r...

  17. Determinantes do endividamento municipal em Portugal

    Ferreira, Fernando Diogo Vilaça

    2011-01-01

    Dissertação de mestrado em Economia, Mercados e Políticas Públicas O objectivo desta dissertação consiste em analisar os factores que explicam o índice de endividamento dos Municípios portugueses entre 2003 e 2007. Em Portugal, os municípios surgiram no pós-25 de Abril de 1974 com atribuições desempenhadas até aí pela Administração Central. No entanto, nem sempre foram acompanhadas por transferências suficientes provocando o recurso ao crédito. Este endividamento municipal t...

  18. Asphalt rubber mixtures in Portugal: fatigue resistance

    Miranda, Henrique; Batista, Fátima; Neves, José; Antunes, Maria de Lurdes; Fonseca, Paulo

    2009-01-01

    This paper presents a study concerning the fatigue behaviour of asphalt mixtures with bitumen modified with high content of crumb rubber used in Portugal. For assessing the fatigue behaviour of this type of mixtures, four asphalt mixtures with high content of crumb rubber were used: two field bituminous mixtures – an open-graded and a gap-graded – both with granite aggregates; and two laboratory manufactured bituminous mixtures – an open-graded mixture with granite aggregates and a gap-graded...

  19. Acoustic characterization of historic cloisters in Portugal

    Carvalho, A; Anabela Carvalho

    2004-01-01

    This paper presents the results of field measurements in 20 cloisters of old monasteries in Portugal (length: 15 to 55 m and height: 3.7 to 8.5 m) regarding their acoustic behavior to some objective parameters: RT, RASTI and background sound level. The individual results show, for instance, that the mean measured values in each cloister for RASTI were from 0.33 to 0.64 (with a global mean value of 0.50 for all rooms) and for the RT (1 kHz) were from 1.0 to 4.5 s (with a global mean of 2.5 s f...

  20. Current status of nucleonic gauges in Portugal

    The nucleonic gauges are largely used in Portugal industry, despite the fact that design and manufacturing of prototypes of nucleonic gauges is rather limited. The modernization of some industrial sectors (cement, paper and civil engineering) has enhanced applications of nucleonic gauges and has created local capability but new legislation tends to restrict further spread of them. The Institute of Nuclear Technology is the only applied research institution developing nucleonic gauges for moisture, thickness and density, and elemental analysis, as well as providing assistance in calibration, safe operation and maintenance of them. (author)

  1. El sistema tributario local en Portugal

    Aguiar, Nina

    2006-01-01

    Portugal es un Estado unitario, lo que supone la existencia de un único ordenamiento jurídico originario. Sin embargo, la estructura político-administrativa del Estado portugués comprende cuatro clases de entidades territoriales menores, que tienen por finalidad la consecución de lo intereses propios de las poblaciones respectivas y que se distribuyen por dos niveles – regiones autónomas y autarquías. A las primeras la Constitución de la República Portuguesa atribuye un “poder tributario prop...

  2. Investigação, desenvolvimento e produção de biomateriais em Portugal

    Aguiar, Cânia Leonardo

    2014-01-01

    Os dispositivos médicos aliados à tecnologia médica vêm assumindo um papel cada vez mais relevante na área da saúde, não só em Portugal mas em todo o mundo. Os dispositivos médicos desenvolvidos e disponíveis no mercado são usados para tratar, aumentar ou substituir a totalidade ou parte de um grande conjunto de tecidos e estruturas do corpo humano. Apesar do enorme sucesso até agora alcançado, os biomateriais ainda podem evoluir para responder de forma mais adequada às necessidades médicas e...

  3. Caracterização clínica e bioquímica das doenças mitocondriais na criança: contribuição para o estudo epidemiológico na Região Centro de Portugal

    Matos, Luísa Maria de Abreu Freire Diogo

    2010-01-01

    Neste trabalho analisou-se a clínica, o diagnóstico, o prognóstico e a epidemiologia das doenças da cadeia respiratória mitocondrial (doença mitocondrial) em crianças na Região Centro de Portugal, uma década após o início do diagnóstico sistemático destas doenças no Hospital Pediátrico de Coimbra, em colaboração com o Laboratório de Bioquímica Genética do Centro de Neurociências da Universidade de Coimbra. O principal objectivo foi retirar, da nossa e da experiência de outros grupos, os ensin...

  4. Os arredores das cidades romanas de Portugal

    de Alarcão, Jorge

    1999-12-01

    Full Text Available The author has considered in previous papers three levels of Roman urban settlements: capital towns, vici and castella (Romanized hill-forts or villages; and «casais» or very small farm-houses. In the present paper, he considers the landscape on the outskirts of four Roman capital towns of Portugal and distinguishes three different landscapes: the first, with middle and small farms, sometimes, a villa; the second, with villages around the town, at some distance; finally, the villae in a centuriated landscape.[pt] O autor distinguiu, em anteriores trabalhos, três níveis de aglomerados populacionais —capitais de civitates, vici e castella/aldeias— e três níveis de estabelecimentos rurais— villae, granjas e casais. Neste artigo examina os arredores das cidades romanas de Portugal e distingue três tipos de paisagem: uma composta por granjas e casais, eventualmente algumas villae; outra, por aldeias, mais ou menos distantes umas das outras; e uma terceira, composta de villae num território centuriado.

  5. Developments in Public Accounting in Portugal

    Maria José da Silva Fernandes

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available In Portugal we are assisting, since the nineties, to the reform of all public accounting, having as main innovations the utilization of double entry system and the obligatoryness to implement three accounting systems: budget accounting, patrimonial and cost accounting. In the systems of patrimonial and cost accounting, it will be used the accrual systems. The publication of the first Public Accounting Plan (POCP in 1997 identifies the change from a traditional public accounting, which main objective was the execution and budgetary control to a modern public accounting with economical, financial and patrimonial information that serves as basis to the decision making and to the evaluation of public entities concerning the efficient, effective utilization and economy of the public resources, contributing, this way, to the implementation of the New Public Management. The objective of this work has two perspectives: to describe and analyze the situation in Portugal concerning the public accounting reform and to present some results consequent to twelve years of implementation.

  6. CHINESE ENTREPRENEURIAL ACTIVITY IN PORTUGAL: TRADITIONAL ETHNIC STRATEGIES?

    Catarina Reis Oliveira

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available In Portugal in recent decades, just like in other welcoming countries, immigrants have reached levels of entrepreneurial activity that are higher than those of autochthonous citizens. However, a deeper analysis of the official data shows that not all immigrant groups have the same tendency to become entrepreneurs. In this respect, the Chinese stand out as being the group with the highest ratio of entrepreneurial activity in Portugal, despite the fact that their migration is a relatively recent phenomenon. What factors can explain the Chinese community’s disproportionate rate of entrepreneurial initiative? Do they possess any particular resources that make them more enterprising than the autochthonous population, or than other groups of immigrants? Does the context of Portugal hamper certain opportunities or in some way limit their economic integration into the job market? Do we find similar business strategies among other Chinese entrepreneurs residing in welcoming societies apart from that of Portugal? Why did Chinese business initiative grow at such an exceptional rate in Portugal in the late 1990s? By seeking answers to these questions, this article attempts to examine Chinese business strategies in Portugal, as well as their exceptional success rate in comparison with other entrepreneurial immigrants. To that end, the author has analysed the data gathered in a survey carried out on 309 Chinese entrepreneurs resident in Portugal (see Oliveira, 2005.

  7. A Política de Quotas em Portugal: O papel dos partidos políticos e do feminismo de Estado

    Rosa Monteiro

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available A designada Lei da Paridade representa um marco importantíssimo na promoção da igualdade de mulheres e homens em Portugal. A sua relevância advém de vários factores, dentre os quais se destaca o seu impacto num sistema eleitoral que a inércia do sistema político-partidário tem sido incapaz de alterar. Na análise do surgimento das políticas de quotas em Portugal, o papel do principal mecanismo oficial para a igualdade, ou seja, da Comissão para a Cidadania e a Igualdade de Género, e das suas redes não tem sido estudado. Ora, como refere Mona Lena Krook, esforços para aumentar o número de mulheres em cargos políticos raramente acontecem na ausência de mobilização de mulheres. Adoptando a abordagem do feminismo de Estado, exploro aqui o papel da Comissão como uma entidade decisiva na apresentação das reivindicações feministas perante o Estado, um papel que tem sido sistematicamente ignorado, e explicito a forma como este mecanismo e as associações de mulheres em seu torno contribuíram para a promoção da agenda da participação das mulheres na política em Portugal.

  8. A imagem da marca Portugal: comparação Portugal e Canadá

    Verissimo, Angela Marina Janeiro

    2012-01-01

    O presente estudo pretende identificar a imagem da marca de Portugal como nação. Após uma revisão exaustiva da literatura existente na área de branding de nações e imagem do país, foi desenvolvido um modelo concetual com a intenção de avaliar a imagem do mesmo em várias dimensões . Pretende-se também, identifcar as perceções cognitivas e afetivas associadas a Portugal. Deste modo, foi desenvolvido um questionário online que foi adminstrado a uma amostra doméstica e estrangeira. Os resultados ...

  9. Development and Codification of Private Law in Portugal

    Gábor Hamza

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available The present short paper offers a referenced outline of the development and codification of private law in the history of Portugal from the Middle Ages to the latter half of the 20th century.

  10. Chrysothrix flavovirens, Lepraria elobata, and Ochrolechia arborea new to Portugal

    Rodrigues, SA; Tonsberg, T; Terron-Alfonso, A; Soares, AMVM

    2011-01-01

    Chrysothrix flavovirens, Lepraria elobata, and Ochrolechia arborea are reported as new to Portugal, based on surveys carried out in pine forests along the Portuguese coast. Data on the distribution, secondary products and ecology of the species are presented.

  11. Pliensbachian/Toarcian boundary: the proposed GSSP of Peniche (Portugal)

    S Elmi

    2007-01-01

    The Peniche section (Portugal) is considered as a potential stratotype (GSSP) for the Pliensbachian/Toarcian boundary and it is analysed on the background of the available data on the ammonite successions from other Tethyan and NW European areas.

  12. Clusius In Portugal: One voyage, Multiple Encounters

    Teresa Nobre de Carvalho

    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available From 1564 to 1565, Clusius (1526-1609 travelled to the Iberican Peninsula as the tutor of the young heir of the Függers. This journey, which lasted nearly a year, took the two men to the most important cities in the Peninsula. If strolling through the Portuguese countryside demonstrated the peculiarities of the local flora to the botanist, the decreed visit to Lisbon offered many surprising experiences. The encounter with the work recently arrived from the Orient —Colóquios dos Simples e Drogas he Cousas Mediçinais da Índia, by Garcia de Orta (Goa, 1563— awakened his interest. The present article weaves together considerations on the multiple impacts that the botanist’s voyage to Portugal caused in European science of the time.

  13. Occupational exposure in Portugal in 1999

    This study reports the occupational radiation doses for external exposure received in 1999 by the radiation workers monitored by the Radiological Protection and Nuclear Safety Department (DPRSN) in Portugal. Occupational exposures arise from conventional industry, research laboratories, the health or medical sector, and mining. There are no nuclear power plants in the country. There are two dosimetry systems running simultaneously at DPRSN, one based on film dosimetry and the other on thermoluminescence dosimetry (TLD). In 1999, 8400 persons were monitored, 3100 with film and 5300 with TLD and the data presented in this report were obtained by using both technologies. The annual mean effective doses received from external radiation in the different fields of activity and the distribution of the annual effective dose by dose intervals are presented. The collective annual dose by field of activity is estimated and the contribution to the total annual collective dose is determined. (author)

  14. A cultura do vinho, China e Portugal

    Liu Cong

    2012-01-01

    Proponho este tema com o objectivo de analisar e comparar as culturas do álcool na China e em Portugal. A aguardente 白酒báijiŭ, bebida alcoólica favorita entre os chineses, tem uma longa história e interessantes articulações com a antiquíssima cultura sínica, sobretudo na área da literatura, mas não só. Por outro lado, o vinho português, nos seus variados tipos, deve ser considerado uma "jóia" no mundo da agricultura europeia, e, à semelhança do que já referi, tendo em considera...

  15. Conhecer os utilizadores de Homebanking em Portugal

    Negas, Mário Carrilho; Lopes, José Martinho

    2012-01-01

    O artigo tem como objetivo caracterizar os utilizadores dos serviços de homebanking em Portugal, e identificar quais as operações bancárias mais realizadas no âmbito do serviço de homebanking. A análise da população portuguesa quanto à utilização dos meios eletrónicos bancários divide-a em três grupos distintos: os utilizadores da banca tradicional, que apenas se relacionam com o seu banco deslocando-se à agência física; os utilizadores da primeira geração de canais eletrónicos, como as Caixa...

  16. Financial Report on the Internet in Portugal

    Sandra Raquel Pinto Alves

    2005-03-01

    Full Text Available In the last decade, the advances in communication and information technologies dramaticallychanged the information flow and our notions of time and space. The Internet has been changingthe information policy of companies world-wide. Basically in all developed countries,companies are increasingly using the Internet to provide their financial information. Thisresearch presents an empirical study aiming to analyze the organization and informationprovided on the financial report of the 250 most profitable companies in Portugal, particularlytheir financial statements published on the Internet. After the observation and in-depth analysisof the websites of the above-mentioned companies, for the year 2002, it was concluded that 119companies (48% had a webpage on the internet. In what concerns the disclosure of financialinformation, only 51 (43% out of the 119 companies had some kind of financial informationstated on their websites.

  17. Safety of radioactive sources in Portugal

    The safety of radioactive sealed sources is assured in Portugal through a control system with a main goal of prevention of lost of control and inappropriate waste. The legal tools of the regulatory system are: authorization to use, keep, transfer or transport; a deposit of money as a guarantee; civil liability insurance; periodical information. The competent authority shall keep a national inventory of sealed sources. About 50% of the new sources authorized in 1999 were to be used in medical brachytherapy and industrial radiography. The radionuclide Ir-192 contributed with 99.6 % to the total amount of activity. The control system implemented in the country appears to be effective for activities over some GBq but quite ineffective for lower activities. It is supposed that the law will be revised in the near future to increase the effectiveness of the sealed source control system. (author)

  18. Análise estratégica da indústria de veículos pesados de mercadorias em Portugal

    Paixão, João Ricardo Azeredo Lopes de Moura

    2013-01-01

    Este relatório foi construído com o principal objectivo de identificar, caracterizar e analisar o estado actual da indústria de veículos pesados de mercadorias em Portugal, de modo a que esta informação possa servir de ferramenta para o auxílio à tomada de decisão da Auto Sueco Portugal. A estrutura deste documento começa com um primeiro capítulo de Revisão Bibliográfica, que serve de base teórica para a elaboração da Análise da Macroenvolvente e da Indústria (capítulo 2), Análise da Rivalida...

  19. First report of acute autochthonous hepatitis E in Portugal

    Duque, V; C. Ventura; Seixas, D.; Saraiva da Cunha, JG; Meliço-Silvestre, A.

    2012-01-01

    Hepatitis E infection is usually a self-limiting disease. In industrialized countries, sporadic cases of acute hepatitis E virus (HEV) infections have been described; their number seems to be increasing in European countries. We report the first human case of autochthonous acute hepatitis E confirmed in Portugal. Patients with acute non-A-C hepatitis should be tested for HEV in Portugal and hepatitis E infection should be considered in the differential diagnosis of unexplained hepatitis cases.

  20. Corporate blended learning in Portugal: current status and future directions

    Marçal, J.; Caetano, A.

    2010-01-01

    The aim of this study is to characterize the current status of blended learning in Portugal, given that b-learning has grown exponentially in the Portuguese market over recent years. 38 organizations (representing 68% of all institutions certified to provide distance training by the Government Labour Office – DGERT -) participated in this study. The results revealed that in 2007, although the predominant instructional format in Portugal was still face-to-face training (65%), e-learning at 15%...

  1. What said the new economic geography about Portugal?

    Martinho, Vítor João Pereira Domingues

    2011-01-01

    With this work we try to analyse the agglomeration process in Portugal, using the New Economic Geography models, in a linear and in a non linear way. In a non linear way, of referring, as summary conclusion, that with this work the existence of increasing returns to scale and low transport cost, in the Portuguese regions, was proven and, because this, the existence of agglomeration in Portugal. This work aims, also, to study the Portuguese regional agglomeration process, using the linear form...

  2. Les clusters régionaux au Portugal

    Regina Salvador; Joana Chorincas

    2006-01-01

    This article aims to analyse local productive systems in Portugal, according to the four points diamond methodology proposed by Michael Porter: ‘factor conditions’, ‘demand conditions’, ‘related sectors’ and ‘strategy, structure and competition’. Held the strong and weak points of regional clusters in Portugal, we analyze regional policies effectiveness and articulation, since European accession. Once we have identified the factors that had harmed the development of the local productive syste...

  3. Diffusion of mobile phones in Portugal: unexpected success?

    Carvalho, Adão

    2006-01-01

    This paper begins with a somewhat paradoxical situation: Portugal is one of the less innovative countries within the European Union by most innovation indicators but, simultaneously, it is a leading country in the diffusion of mobile phones. The remarkable evolution of the mobile telecommunications sector over the last 15 years turns the issue a little more intriguing. This paper addresses the diffusion of mobile phones in Portugal and focuses particularly on the take-off stage, which sign...

  4. A comparative analysis of tourism destination demand in Portugal

    Serra, Jaime; Correia, Antónia; Rodrigues, PMM

    2014-01-01

    Tourism has experienced different levels of development in the different regions of Portugal.To frame this development, in this paper dynamic panel data models were estimated with the objective of explaining the evolution of international overnightstays in each region. Secondary data from 2000 to 2011 was used.The analysis includes the main tourism source markets for Portugal, such as the United Kingdom, Germany, the Netherlands, Ireland, France and Spain. The tourism literature suggest...

  5. A comparative analysis of tourism destination demand in Portugal

    Serra, Jaime; Correia, Antónia; Paulo M.M. Rodrigues

    2014-01-01

    Tourism has experienced different levels of development in the different regions of Portugal.To frame this development, in this paper dynamic panel data models were estimated with the objective of explaining the evolution of international overnight stays in each region.Secondary data from 2000 to 2011 was used.The analysis includes the main tourism source markets for Portugal, such as the United Kingdom, Germany,the Netherlands, Ireland, France and Spain. The tourism literature suggests that,...

  6. Migrant Breadwinning: Experiences of Eastern European Women in Portugal

    Hellermann, Christiane

    2012-01-01

    In my research I examine the situation of women from Eastern Europe who migrate alone to Portugal. Many had to leave behind their families and children. This Thesis explores the women's decisions for leaving their home countries, and looks at the experiences and challenges they face in Portugal. The impact of the women's often undocumented legal status and the precarious work conditions is explained. Central to the Thesis is the migrants' possibilities for agency and the meaning of migration ...

  7. Irrigation water use and its effective efficiency in Portugal

    Haie, Naim; Pereira, Rui M. S.; Machado, Gaspar J.

    2008-01-01

    The 2007 report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) projected with high confidence that the conditions (drought and high temperatures) in the Southern Europe will worsen. It stated that this region that includes Portugal is already vulnerable and will experience a reduction in water availability, hydropower potential and crop yield and productivity. The evidence of such conditions have already struck Portugal when during the 2004-2005 hydrological y...

  8. Portugal and latin american studies : (1980-2000)

    Alves, Jorge Fernandes

    2014-01-01

    The studies on Latin America developed in Portugal in the last 20 years have basically focused on the traditional geographical area of Brazil as a consequence of the strong historical ties between the two countries which have strong cultural and economic relations and share Portuguese as their official language. As a result, the number of studies produced on the other Latin American countries is much less in spite of the fact that Portugal has important emigrant communities in countries such ...

  9. Zika virus infections imported from Brazil to Portugal, 2015

    L. Zé-Zé

    2016-01-01

    Here, we present the clinical and laboratory aspects related to the first four imported human cases of Zika virus in Portugal from Brazil, and alert, regarding the high level of traveling between Portugal and Brazil, and the ongoing expansion of this virus in the Americas, for the threat for Zika virus introduction in Europe and the possible introduction to Madeira Island where Aedes aegypti is present.

  10. OS DEPÓSITOS PERIGLACIARES NO NORTE DE PORTUGAL E SUAS IMPLICAÇÕES NOS PROCESSOS EROSIVOS ACTUAIS Periglacial deposits in northern Portugal and its implications for current erosion processes.

    António Sousa Pedrosa

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available As formações superficiais no Norte de Portugal e suas implicações nos processos erosivos actuais. Resumo Os processos morfogenéticos do Quaternário recente condicionam, de modo indubitável, a actual dinâmica de vertentes. De entre os factores que tiveram maior influência na evolução do relevo de Portugal no decurso final do Quaternário é incontestável que o frio e os processos que lhe estão associados tiveram um papel muito importante na modelação das formas de relevo. Neste trabalho procuraremos fazer uma síntese dos principais aspectos da evolução das vertentes relacionados com os frio, inferir através dos vestígios que chegaram até ao nossos dias quais as condições morfo-climáticas em que ocorreram e quais os processos que se lhes encontravam associados. Finalmente, tentar-se-á demonstrar que existe uma relação directa entre as morfodinâmicas actuais de vertente no Norte de Portugal e, o facto de se apresentarem regularizadas por formações superficiais herdadas do frio. Esta regularização das vertentes por depósitos glaciares, periglaciares e tardiglaciares é, sem margem para dúvida, o factor, que no Norte de Portugal mais contribui para o desencadear de ravinamentos e de movimentos em massa. As características das formações superficiais podem determinar a profundidade, o tipo de movimento e, ainda, a própria velocidade do mesmoPeriglacial deposits in northern Portugal and its implications for current erosion processes. Summary The morphogenetic processes of the Quaternary recent affect, undoubtedly, the current dynamics of slopes. Among the factors that most influenced the evolution of the relief of Portugal during the late Quaternary is incontestable that the cold and the processes associated with it had a very important role in modeling the forms of relief. In this paper, we will try to summarize the importance that the cold had on the evolution of slopes, inferred through the

  11. Desempenho produtivo de nespereiras enxertadas em marmeleiro 'Portugal' Yield performance of loquat trees grafted on quince cultivar Portugal

    Rafael Pio

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi comparar o desempenho produtivo de cinco seleções de nespereiras enxertadas em marmeleiro e na própria nespereira. Foram utilizadas cinco seleções de nespereira: IAC 966-23, IAC 265-66, IAC 1467-25, Mizauto (IAC 167-4 e Mizumo (IAC 1567-411, enxertadas em estacas enraizadas de marmeleiro 'Portugal' (distribuídas no campo no espaçamento 4x2 m, densidade de 1.250 plantas ha-1 e em plântulas de nespereiras (em espaçamento 7x4 m, densidade de 357 plantas ha-1. O experimento foi conduzido no Município de Monte Alegre do Sul, SP. Nos três anos após o plantio das mudas no campo, avaliou-se a produção (quilograma e número de frutos por planta, massa média dos frutos (g e a produtividade (Mg ha-1. Calculou-se a média dos quatro anos consecutivos de produção. A seleção IAC 265-66 apresentou o melhor desempenho em porta-enxertos de marmeleiro e da própria nespereira. Apesar da menor produção, não houve diferença na produtividade entre os porta-enxertos do marmeleiro e da própria nespereira. O emprego de porta-enxertos de marmeleiro para nespereiras é uma opção para reduzir o porte e, conseqüentemente, facilitar tratos culturais.The objective of this work was to compare the performance of five loquat selections grafted on quince seedlings and on loquat seedlings. The following selections were assessed: IAC 966-23, IAC 265-66, IAC 1467-25, Mizauto (IAC 167-4 and Mizumo (IAC 1567-411. The selections were grafted in rooted cuttings of quince cultivar Portugal (planted at the field with an spacing of 4x2 m, corresponding to a density of 1,250 plants ha-1 and in loquat seedlings (planted at the field with an spacing of 7x4 m, corresponding to a density of 357 plants ha-1. The experiments were carried in Monte Alegre do Sul, SP, Brazil. Production (kg and number of the fruits per plant, fruit average mass (g and productivity (Mg ha-1, along three years of plantation at the field, were evaluated. After

  12. Orientação para o Mercado no Segmento Hoteleiro: o caso português

    Mario Barata Raposo

    2010-07-01

    Full Text Available Resumo O objectivo deste estudo foi medir o grau de orientação para o mercado dos maiores grupos hoteleiros de Portugal. Após uma breve explanação sobre a orientação para o mercado e o segmento hoteleiro em Portugal apresentou-se um estudo empírico realizado junto dos maiores 20 grupos de hotéis de Portugal, utilizando como instrumento de colecta de dados, a tradicional escala Markor (Market orientation adaptada ao sector hoteleiro. Constatou-se nas organizações investigadas uma boa capacidade de geração de informações de mercado e resposta ao mercado. Porém os resultados obtidos com o constructo da disseminação de informações de mercado ficaram abaixo das expetactivas. Portanto, o desafio actual para as principais redes de hotéis de Portugal é propiciar a melhoria da disseminação interna das informações que os profissionais de marketing recolhem junto ao mercado. Palavras-chave: gestão do marketing; orientação para o mercado; markor; sector hoteleiro em Portugal. Abstract The objective of this study was to measure level of orientation for the market of the largest hotel groups of Portugal. After a brief explanation on the market orientation and the hotel segment in Portugal an empiric study was presented performed with the largest groups of 20 hotels of Portugal, using as an instrument of collection data, the traditional Markor scale (market orientation adapted to the hotel sector. It was found in the investigated organizations a good capacity to generate market information and response to the market. However the results obtained with the construct of the dissemination of market information were below the expectations. So the current challenge for the main networks of hotels in Portugal is to improve the internal dissemination of information that marketing professionals gathered at the market. Keywords: marketing management, orientation to the market, markor, hotel sector in Portugal.

  13. Atracção de investimento numa cidade do interior: Portugal Telecom: data center na Covilhã

    Lopes, Manuel Patrão de Matos

    2012-01-01

    Mestrado em Gestão/ JEL Classification System: O18; R11 As disparidades de desenvolvimento económico-social, têm sido uma realidade bem evidente ao longo da história de Portugal. As sucessivas tentativas em as colmatar têm por diversas vezes apresentado resultados insatisfatórios. O problema persiste, em várias regiões do país, nas quais se inclui o Interior, vítima do progresso desigual. Embora exista discórdia sobre que caminho tomar para atingir o pleno desenvolvimento ...

  14. A liderança de equipes heterogêneas uma investigação na microsoft Portugal

    Garcia, Joanna Figueiredo Paraizo

    2012-01-01

    O presente relatório apresenta uma análise sobre dois temas que fazem parte do universo empresarial - a liderança, estudada na realidade organizacional da Microsoft Portugal, e as diferentes estratégias de comunicação utilizadas pelo líder para trabalhar com uma equipe heterogênea, formada por pessoas com objetivos individuais e grupais diversos. A Microsoft Corporation é uma multinacional norte-americana fundada por Bill Gates e Paul Allen em 1975 e atua no setor de tecnolo...

  15. Nuevas especies de Pythium que causan podredumbre radical de Quercus en España y Portugal

    Vicente, M.; Serrano, M.S.; Sánchez Hernández, Esperanza; Trapero Casas, Antonio; Jiménez, J.J.; Fernández, P.

    2008-01-01

    Pythium spiculum, una nueva especie recientemente descrita, se viene aislando desde 2003 de raíces y rizosfera de Quercus rotundifolia y Q. suber que sufren decaimiento en el sur de España y Portugal. En los suelos donde crecen formaciones de Quercus, esta especie ha sido aislada con frecuencias similares a las encontradas para Phytophthora cinnamomi, especie que, hasta el momento, ha sido el único oomiceto descrito como patógeno radical de Quercus en esta región. Las inoculaciones artificial...

  16. Instrumentos de Actuación para el Desarrollo Sostenible a nivel Local en Portugal. Reflexión sobre la Integración Metodológica de los “Planos Municipais de Ordenamento do Território», Las Agendas 21 Locales y el Reglamento Europeo EMAS

    Gonçalves, Artur

    2005-01-01

    Este trabajo pretende, desde la realidad portuguesa, evaluar comparativamente las características y los contribuíos individuales de cada uno de los mencionados instrumentos, buscando establecer posibles relaciones y compatibilidades, y elaborando recomendaciones para la integración de sus características y componentes. Desde esta perspectiva este trabajo pretende contribuir para la comprensión de estos documentos, señalando algunos elementos de su potencial integración en su metodología. El D...

  17. Formação cidadã do enfermeiro : estudo comparativo sobre a capacitação do enfermeiro para a cidadania, na formação graduada, em Portugal e no Brasil (cidade de São Paulo)

    Barchifontaine, Christian de Paul de

    2014-01-01

    Motivado pela familiaridade com a bioética e entendendo que o enfermeiro é um profissional da saúde comprometido com a cidadania, propusemos o presente estudo, que explora a força da bioética como ponte para a formação cidadã do enfermeiro. Investigamos como o ensino da bioética na licenciatura / graduação de enfermagem pode contribuir para formar um enfermeiro comprometido com a saúde da população. Esse compromisso vai além do cuidado nas instituições, abrangendo, também, as ...

  18. Análise de Mercado da sidra Somersby, em Portugal

    Correia, Carla Alexandra de Almeida

    2012-01-01

    Esta dissertação caracteriza-se como sendo uma análise de mercado da Sidra Somersby, em Portugal. Tem como missão, a pretensão de ser uma primeira abordagem ao estudo do consumidor português de Sidra, para além de constituir uma análise critica ao lançamento de um produto pertencente a uma empresa cervejeira, Unicer Bebidas, S.A., que no possui um vasto portefólio a nível de bebidas. O tema central é o comportamento de consumidor e a comunicação/ estratégia da marca junto do co...

  19. A edição em Portugal e os autores chineses : aspectos da receptividade

    Duran, Rossana Alves da Cruz

    2008-01-01

    Esta dissertação propõe-se verificar até que ponto as editoras portuguesas estão receptivas à publicação de obras escritas por autores chineses, analisar os motivos que conduzem a essa maior ou menor receptividade e fazer uma previsão da evolução que a edição de obras de autores chineses registará no futuro, em Portugal. A metodologia adoptada consiste na realização de inquéritos por questionário e de entrevistas dirigidos às editoras, a fim de recolher informações para o ...

  20. Estudos cromossómicos em Pteridophyta de Portugal, III

    Queirós, Margarida

    1997-12-01

    Full Text Available Chromosome numbers of nine taxa of Pteridophyta from Portugal are reported. Earlier counts of seven of these taxa have been carried out on material from other Portuguese places. Polypodium vulgare L. and P. interjectum Shivas is now first studied under the caryological point of view.

    Se ha estudiado el número cromosómico gamético de nueve táxones de Pteridophyta portugueses, siete de los cuales coinciden con los datos indicados anteriormente para otras localidades del país. Se dan a conocer por primera vez, en material portugués, los siguientes: Polypodium vulgare L. y P. Interjectum Shivas.

  1. Estrangeiros e criminalidade em Portugal : o papel da nacionalidade na decisão judicial

    Amorim, Sara Andreia Vassalo Abreu Vieitas de

    2011-01-01

    Dissertação de mestrado em Administração da Justiça O estudo da relação entre estrangeiros e criminalidade tem vindo a ganhar relevância à medida que o sentimento global de insegurança e a “ameaça racial” se vão tornando mais comuns. Ainda que Portugal apenas recentemente se tenha tornado um país de acolhimento de imigrantes, a preocupação com a sua influência negativa na sociedade, nomeadamente da sua contribuição para o aumento dos índices de criminalidade, já existe. E ap...

  2. Forest Intervention Areas (ZIF): a new approach for forest management in Portugal

    Valente, S.; Coelho, C.; Soares, J.

    2012-04-01

    management and protection. Each ZIF of private forest has to include at least a contiguous area of 750 ha, 50 landowners and 100 forest plots, and has to be managed by a single body, defined by ZIF members. This approach aims to increase forest management, reducing fire occurrence, and to improve productivity in forest areas, contributing to rural development. From 2005 till now, 143 ZIF were published, representing more than 735,000 ha organized in ZIF and corresponding to 8% of national territory and to 21% of the total forest in Portugal. However there is still a giant step to be given towards implementation. A survey (2) implemented to national and local stakeholders and also to a sample of the local community demonstrated the consensus around problems that affect forest sector at Mação, where forest fires were the most mentioned issue. Until now, five ZIF were published by law for Mação municipality. ZIF approach was recognized by all the stakeholders, included in the survey, and by half of the respondents from the community. The initial enthusiasm about this approach and its potential is fading due to the absence of effective implementation of measures and actions within a ZIF area. (1) DESIRE Project (037046): Desertification Mitigation and Remediation of land - a global approach for local solutions, EU-funded project (2007-2012; http://www.desire-project.eu/). (2) This survey was developed under the framework of a PhD. research (SFRH/BD/47056/2008) funded by FCT - Fundação para a Ciência e para a Tecnologia.

  3. Dom Pedro I of Brazil and IV of Portugal epilepsy and peculiar behavior Epilepsia e comportamento peculiar de Dom Pedro I do Brasil e IV de Portugal

    Marleide da Mota Gomes

    2007-09-01

    Full Text Available We present medical issues related to Dom Pedro de Alcântara Bragança e Bourbon (1798-1834, first Emperor of Brazil. This is made by means of narrative revision on historical facts starting from primary and secondary sources. Dom Pedro presented familiar incidence of epilepsy. His seizures were relatively benign and scattered, supposedly started at the age of 13: idiophatic epilepsy with generalized tonic-clonic seizures only or juvenile myoclonic epilepsy. He also had behavioral disorder characterized by hypersexuality, agitation and impulsiveness. It could have facilitated his opportunistic behavior necessary of daring to transgress the conservatism of the Portuguese crown, to create the constitutional monarchism in Brazil and in Portugal.Apresentamos aspectos médicos relacionadas a Dom Pedro de Alcântara Bragança e Bourbon (1798-1834, primeiro Imperador do Brasil. Isso é feito por meio de revisão narrativa sobre fatos históricos baseados em fontes primárias ou secundárias. Dom Pedro apresentou epilepsia de incidência familiar. Suas crises eram relativamente benignas e esparsas, de início provavelmente aos 13 anos: epilepsia idiopática generalizada com crises tônico-clônicas apenas ou epilepsia mioclônica juvenil. Ele também tinha transtorno do comportamento caracterizado por hipersexualidade, agitação e impulsividade. Isso pode ter facilitado seu comportamento oportunístico necessário para ousar a transgredir o conservadorismo da coroa portuguesa e criar o monarquismo constitucional no Brasil e em Portugal.

  4. Mercury distribution in Douro estuary (Portugal)

    Determinations of dissolved reactive and total dissolved mercury, particulate and sedimentary mercury, dissolved organic carbon (DOC), particulate organic carbon (POC) and suspended particulate matter (SPM) have been made in the estuary of river Douro, in northern Portugal. The estuary was stratified by salinity along most of its length, it had low concentrations of SPM, typically -3, and concentrations of DOC in the range -3. The surface waters had a maximum dissolved concentration of reactive mercury of about 10 ng dm-3, whereas for the more saline bottom waters it was about 65 ng dm-3. The surface waters had maximum concentrations of total suspended particulate mercury of ∼7 μg g-1 and the bottom waters were always -1. Concentrations of mercury in sediments was low and in the range from 0.06 to 0.18 μg g-1. The transport of mercury in surface waters was mainly associated with organic-rich particulate matter, while in bottom waters the dissolved phase transport of mercury is more important. Lower particulate organic matter, formation of chlorocomplexes in more saline waters and eventually the presence of colloids appear to explain the difference of mercury partitioning in Douro estuarine waters

  5. [Approach and Registry of Anaphylaxis in Portugal].

    Mota, Inês; Pereira, Ana Margarida; Pereira, Celso; Tomaz, Elza; Ferreira, Manuel Branco; Sabino, Filipa; Coelho, Anabela; Santos, Anabela; Martins, Henrique; Morais-Almeida, Mário

    2015-01-01

    Anaphylaxis has a growing incidence, especially in children. It represents a medical emergency and its successful therapy depends on early and proper intervention. Intramuscular epinephrine, with dose adjustment according to weight and age, is the drug of choice for anaphylaxis treatment. After resolution of the acute reaction, the patient should be kept under clinical surveillance for 6 to 24 hours, due to possible biphasic reactions. Prescription of an epinephrine auto injectable device should be considered in all patients with diagnosed or suspected anaphylaxis; additionally these patients should always be referred to an Immunoallergy consultation, to perform adequate investigation and management in order to reduce future risk. All anaphylaxis episodes must be recorded in The Portuguese Catalogue of Allergies and other Adverse Reactions (Catálogo Português de Alergias e outras Reações Adversas, CPARA), which represents a fundamental tool to share clinical information within the Health System. The present manuscript intends to disclose the most recent Portuguese guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of anaphylaxis, making its clinical approach more effective and homogeneous, and to promote the use of The Portuguese Catalogue of Allergies and other Adverse Reactions as an essential tool to register and share information on anaphylaxis in Portugal. PMID:26849768

  6. Identity Reconfiguration of Immigrants in Portugal

    Ricardo Vieira

    2010-07-01

    Full Text Available The starting point is the principle that there is no immigrant culture, but rather, different ways of living, coexisting and identifying oneself within the cultural worlds that each subject crosses on his or her social path. Here we study Brazilian immigrants in Portugal, working with the first wave (starting at the end of the 1980s and the second wave (at the turn of the 20th to 21st century. We intend, firstly, to show how identity is reconstructed between two banks: the departure culture and the arrival culture. Secondly, we intend to give a voice to the most silent in the understanding of immigrants: the process of identity reconstruction of Brazilian immigrants is presented, resulting from ethno-biographic interviews. We will consider the cultural transfusion theory and observe the heterogeneous ways of living between cultures, whether by rejecting the departure culture (the Oblato‘s case, refusing the arrival one at a given moment (the mono-cultural subject according to the source culture, living in an ambivalent manner between the two (the multicultural self, or, finally, inventing a third bank, as the poets say, which corresponds to an attitude of including the cultural differences through which one crosses during his or her life history in an intercultural self (the Intercultural Transfuga.

  7. Demora desde o aparecimento dos primeiros sintomas até ao diagnóstico da tuberculose pulmonar em Portugal : análise de sobrevivência

    Silva, Marília Bettencourt

    2012-01-01

    RESUMO - O presente estudo tem como objetivo contribuir para a Saúde Pública no controlo da tuberculose pulmonar (TBP), estudando a demora desde o aparecimento dos primeiros sintomas até ao diagnóstico da doença. As consequências da demora no diagnóstico podem ser fatais para os doentes e intensificar a proliferação do bacilo, influenciando a incidência da doença. Este estudo analisou os casos notificados com TBP pelo SVIG-TB, em Portugal Continental, no período de 2000 a 2009, com demora no ...

  8. Caraterização virológica dos vírus da gripe que circularam em Portugal na época 2014/2015

    Pechirra, Pedro; Costa, Inês; Cristóvão, Paula; Roque, Carla; Barreiro, Paula; Duarte, Sílvia; Machado, Ausenda; Rodrigues, Ana Paula; Nunes, Baltazar; Guiomar, Raquel

    2015-01-01

    Introdução e objetivo: A monitorização contínua das propriedades antigénicas e genéticas dos vírus da gripe é essencial, quer para a seleção anual das estirpes virais a incluir na vacina, quer para identificar novas linhas de orientação da terapêutica antiviral. O presente estudo descreve as caraterísticas antigénicas e genéticas dos vírus da gripe identificados em Portugal no inverno de 2014/2015.

  9. Infeção VIH/SIDA: a situação em Portugal a 31 de dezembro de 2013

    Departamento de Doenças Infeciosas do INSA. Unidade de Referência e Vigilância Epidemiológica

    2014-01-01

    [PT] A infeção por VIH continua a representar um desafio importante para a Saúde Pública de Portugal onde, no final de 2013, o total de novos casos notificados, desde 1985, ascendia a 47390. Em 2013, foram diagnosticadas e notificadas ao Instituto Nacional de Saúde Doutor Ricardo Jorge, IP (INSA) 1093 novas infeções, o que sugere uma taxa de 10,5 novas infeções por 100.000 habitantes, não ajustada para o atraso de notificação. O número de novos diagnósticos em homens foi 2,4 vezes...

  10. Marketing "verde" : conceptualização teórica e abordagen da distribuição moderna retalhista alimentar em Portugal

    Silveira, Paulo

    2001-01-01

    Com o presente artigo pretendemos, fundamentalmente, abordar e desenvolver a relação entre marketing empresarial e ambiente, com especial realce para o sector da Distribuição Moderna Retalhista de produtos de base alimentar e genérica em Portugal. Para tal, iremos fazer uma conceptualização teórica sobre marketing “verde” e resumir e descrever os resultados que encontrámos no âmbito de um estudo empírico sobre a influência actual das questões ambientais nas actividades de marketing das empres...

  11. O sistema de farmacovigilância em Portugal (sua criação e desenvolvimento The pharmacovigilance system in Portugal (establishment and development

    Ana M. Corrêa-Nunes

    1998-10-01

    Full Text Available O perfil de segurança dos medicamentos não é um conceito estático, ele evolui à medida que aumentam os conhecimentos sobre eles coligidos, antes e após a sua comercialização. Por isso, hoje se reconhece como fundamental que todos os países possuam a capacidade de monitorizar de forma contínua a segurança dos fármacos que autorizam. Isso lhes dá a possibilidade de, mediante os dados que vão coletando, ter o conhecimento necessário que lhes permita, quando adequado, modificar as condições previamente estabelecidas para a utilização de um medicamento, protegendo assim a saúde pública. Neste artigo, descreve-se como, na década de 90, está a ser construído um sistema de farmacovigilância em Portugal. Tendo em conta as características do País e a sua inserção na União Européia, são abordados os programas que estamos a utilizar para a inclusão dos notificadores e o modo como o sistema está a ser desenvolvido. Igualmente são apresentados já alguns resultados desses primeiros anos da aplicação desses métodos. Há muitas semelhanças que permitem extrapolar, de país para país, procedimentos nesta área. Outrossim, quando começamos, transpusemos e adaptamos muitas das experiências já testadas por outros.The safety profile of a drug is not a static concept. It progresses and can change on the basis of scientific data gathered before and after it is marketed. Therefore, it is now considered fundamental that all countries have the capacity to continuously monitor the safety of medicines authorized for sale. Based on the resulting and appropriate data, this allows them to alter the previously authorized conditions for use of a given drug as a public health safeguard. This paper describes how a Pharmacovigilance System is being developed in Portugal in the 1990s. The system is being implemented based on our national characteristics and positions within the European Union. The article includes some results from the

  12. Bases para a quantificação dos custos e benefícios inerentes à aplicação do Regulamento Legal da Poluição Sonora às Infra-Estruturas Rodoviárias em Portugal

    Macieirinha, Carla Joana Ferreira Montenegro de Andrade

    2013-01-01

    Dissertação apresentada para obtenção do grau de Mestre em Engenharia Civil (Área de especialização de Vias de Comunicação), na Faculdade de Engenharia da Unversidade do Porto, sob a orientação dos Profs. Doutores A.P. Oliveira de Carvalho e Pires da Costa

  13. Contribution of natural gas for sustainable development in Portugal

    Manuela Sarmento

    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available Portugal has strongly limited domestic energy resources, since imports almost 90% of its energy needs and its energy production is totally from renewable energy sources. The addition of natural gas to the Portuguese energy mix in 1997 helped to diversify Portugal’s energy sources and is a contribution to the mitigation of environmental problems. In 1997 also ceased the production and use of domestic coal. In fact, Portugal is working to reduce the growth in energy use and CO2 emissions, in order to follow the Kyoto Protocol. This measure can be linked to environmental sustainability policies, creating the opportunity for new business to appear. Natural gas, in some applications, can substitute the electricity, implying a decrease in price. Security of gas supply is an important issue, since Portugal depends mainly on a single supplier. This paper aims at analysing the emerging gas market, (threats and opportunities, its evolution andcomparison with other OECD countries.

  14. Los nemertinos de España y Portugal

    Herrera Bachiller, Alfonso

    2016-01-01

    Texto en español, y artículos en inglés y español Este trabajo es el primer compendio de la fauna de nemertinos de España y Portugal, lo que puede dar una buena idea de las dificultades que presenta su estudio y determinación. No son escasos o raros en los estudios bentónicos, pero raramente son determinados y muy frecuentemente sólo se identifican como miembros del filo (Nemertea sp.). En la siguiente memoria se engloban una serie de trabajos sobre los nemertinos de España y Portugal. El ...

  15. Modelling and Analysis of Forest Fire in Portugal - Part I

    Silva, Giovani Loiola; Dias, Maria Ines; Oliveira, Manuela; Marques, Susete; Borges, Jose

    2012-01-01

    In the last decades forest fires became a serious problem in Portugal due to different issues such a climatic characteristics and nature of Portuguese forest. In order to analyze forest data, we use generalized linear models for modeling the proportion of burned forest area. Our goal is to find out fire risk factors that influence that proportion of burned area and what may make a forest type susceptible or resistant to fire. Then, we analyze forest fire data in Portugal during 1990-1994 thr...

  16. FORMACIÓN DEL PROFESORADO DE MÚSICA EN EUROPA MERIDIONAL: CHIPRE, GRECIA, MALTA Y PORTUGAL

    Juan José Carmona Fernández

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available El presente artículo informa y reflexiona sobre los planes de estudios de formación del profesorado de música en países de Europa Septentrional: Chipre, Grecia, Malta y Portugal. La metodología de análisis utilizada es común para todos los países estudiados, correspondientes al Proyecto ALFA al que se hace referencia en el editorial de este monográfico. En Chipre hablaremos sobre tres universidades con planes de estudio musicales; en Grecia distinguiremos cuatro tipos de docentes dependiendo del nivel educativo en el que impartan docencia (Infantil, Primaria y Secundaria; en tercer lugar hablaremos sobre las peculiaridades del sistema de la universidad de Malta; se procederá al análisis de Portugal donde contamos con un número mayor de universidades; y, por último, aportaremos nuestra reflexión sobre los planes de estudios analizados y sus implicaciones para la formación del profesorado de música.

  17. Antibiotic prescribing for respiratory infections in Portugal

    Caldeira, Luis; Remísio, Élia; António, Ângela; Aguiar, Pedro; Fonseca, António; Vaz, António Faria; Maria, Vasco

    2004-01-01

    Apresentam-se os resultados de um estudo destinado a caracterizar e avaliar a adequação da prescrição de antibióticos para infecções respiratórias por parte dos médicos de Medicina Geral e Familiar (MF). Para o efeito, foi inquirida, entre os meses de Dezembro de 2001 e Janeiro de 2002, uma amostra aleatória de MF, estratificada por etapas sucessivas, quanto ao tipo de antibiótico prescrito em infecções do foro respiratório. Participaram no estudo, enviando pelo menos uma ficha adequadamente ...

  18. Portugal Sees Top Priority Market in China Interview with H.E. Mr. Rui Quartin-Santos, Ambassador of Portugal in China

    Sun Yongjian; Liu Jinliang

    2007-01-01

    @@ China, a Top Priority Market for Portugal I would start by saying that the political relations between our two countries are very friendly and robust.Premier Wen Jiaobao visited Portugal in December 2005, and we have established a Global Strategic Partnership between China and Portugal. So we believe that the contact between the leaders of both sides in December last year has boosted decisively our relations in general and our trade relations in particular.

  19. La integración educativa en Portugal: un análisis de la enseñanza obligatoria

    Alberto Esteves

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available Portugal se inscribe en el grupo de los países de la UE con una tendencia más marcadamente integradora. El artículo aborda este hecho educativo en el nivel de la enseñanza obligatoria y estudia el proceso seguido por este país en la inclusión de alumnos con necesidades educativas especiales relacionándolo con sus particulares condicionamientos políticos, sociales y pedagógicos. Tras un recorrido histórico por los hitos más significativos, analiza la normativa vigente, revisa la práctica actual y concluye una valoración crítica que oriente las mejoras futuras. En todo momento el estudio utiliza las unidades de comparación de la Agencia Europea para el Desarrollo de las Necesidades Educativas Especiales para facilitar estudios comparados posteriores. 

  20. Segurança nacional e estratégias energéticas de Portugal e de Espanha

    Eiras, Ruben; Duarte, António Paulo; Fernandes, Carla Isabel Patrício; Velarde Pinacho, Guilhermo; Carpintero Santamaria, Natividad

    2011-01-01

    A “Segurança Nacional e as Estratégias Energéticas de Portugal e Espanha” lida com um dos temas de maior relevância para a Segurança de ambos os países ibéricos: a questão da energia. O primeiro capítulo leva o leitor para o quadro internacional da energia e os riscos e as ameaças que afectam a segurança energética em termos globais e europeus. O segundo capítulo lida com as vulnerabilidades e potencialidades da Península Ibérica e com as vantagens que uma relação mais íntima e um...

  1. Turismo de saúde em Portugal: turismo médico e turismo de bem-estar

    Ferreira, Ricardo

    2013-01-01

    Mestre em Gestão de Serviços de Saúde O turismo de saúde engloba duas subcategorias, o turismo médico (cirurgias e serviços de saúde no estrangeiro) e o turismo de bem-estar (viajar para locais específicos para promoção da saúde de uma forma preventiva). Na vertente de bem-estar, há vários aspectos a considerar e diversas formas de promoção da saúde de forma preventiva, uma delas é o turismo termal (com um longo histórico em Portugal mas actualmente numa situação premente de reforma). A...

  2. Adaptação dos inventários de sexismo moderno para Portugal: o inventário de sexismo ambivalente e o inventário de ambivalência em relação aos homens

    Pedro Alexandre Costa; Raquel de Oliveira; Henrique Pereira; Isabel Leal

    2015-01-01

    A relação entre homens e mulheres é única e composta por desigualdade e preconceito dirigido aos membros do sexo oposto. Enquanto a forma hostil de sexismo foi já muito estudada, o sexismo moderno é caracterizado pela simultaneidade de formas hostis e benevolentes de preconceito, e por isso conceitualizado como Sexismo Ambivalente. O objetivo deste estudo foi adaptar o Inventário de Sexismo Ambivalente (ASI) e o Inventário de Ambivalência em relação aos Homens (AMI) para a popu...

  3. Comunidades de macroalgas dos Portos de recreio de Sines e Oeiras (Portugal): análise das ocorrências em diferentes substratos e novos registos de espécies não-indígenas

    Soares, Clarissa Grazziotin, 1982-

    2010-01-01

    As macroalgas não‐indígenas (N‐I) têm as navegações como um dos seus mais importantes vectores de introduções. As marinas de recreio podem funcionar como ambiente de refúgio para espécies N‐I, seja como ponto‐chave para o estabelecimento ou como corredores para sua posterior dispersão, facilitando assim, as invasões biológicas. Em Portugal, os conhecimentos sobre macroalgas introduzidas ainda são insuficientes. Na tentativa de evidenciar a influência do tipo de substrato na ocorrência de macr...

  4. Predicting Child Outcomes from Preschool Quality in Portugal

    Abreu-Lima, Isabel M. P.; Leal, Teresa B.; Cadima, Joana; Gamelas, Ana Madalena

    2013-01-01

    The main purpose of this study is to analyze whether quality of preschool classrooms relates to 4- and 5-year-old children developmental outcomes. The study was conducted in 60 classrooms in Porto Metropolitan Area, Portugal. Children (N = 215) were evaluated in the literacy, math, and behavior domains. Preschool quality was assessed through…

  5. Corporate Blended Learning in Portugal: Current Status and Future Directions

    Marcal, Julia; Caetano, Antonio

    2010-01-01

    The aim of this study is to characterize the current status of blended learning in Portugal, given that b-learning has grown exponentially in the Portuguese market over recent years. 38 organizations (representing 68% of all institutions certified to provide distance training by the Government Labour Office--DGERT-) participated in this study. The…

  6. Christmas, Natal, Navidad in Cuba, Mexico, and Portugal.

    Fontes, Maria Joao, Ed.; Fontes, Manuel da Costa, Ed.

    This material is a compilation of junior high school student-developed stories and games about the way Christmas is celebrated in Portugal, Mexico, and Cuba. The material was developed in the classroom by Portuguese, Mexican, and Cuban immigrant students and by American students who do not have a recent immigrant background, all of whom were…

  7. Energy efficiency and renewable energy systems in Portugal and Brazil

    Østergaard, Poul Alberg; Soares, Isabel; Ferreira, Paula

    2014-01-01

    This article presents a review of the energy situation in Brazil and Portugal; two countries which are both characterised by high utilisation of renewable energy sources though with differences between them. The article also introduces contemporary energy research conducted on the two countries and...

  8. LIS Education in Portugal between Academia and Practice

    Ribeiro, Fernanda

    2008-01-01

    There is a brief exposition, in a historical perspective, about the evolution of the professional education in Portugal, in the area of Library and Information Science, since the creation of the Curso de Bibliotecario-Arquivista, in 1887, until its closure in 1982, when it was replaced by the Curso de Especializacao em Ciencias Documentais (CECD).…

  9. Accreditation of Agricultural Engineering University studies in Portugal

    Cruz, Vasco Fitas; Silva, Luis Leopoldo

    2005-01-01

    The paper describes the evaluation and accreditation processes of high studies study programs in Portugal; the process of Quality evaluation of new study courses; Nature of engineering profession; EurAgEng recognition; Recognition process implementation;Elements for the recognition process; Some aspects to assure curricula comparability; European Accreditation Process.

  10. Legal aid for victims in criminal proceedings in Portugal

    Costa Ramos, Vânia

    2014-01-01

    The following article gives an overview of legal aid for victims in criminal cases in Portugal. It addresses the issues of a victim’s access to a lawyer, when and how the right is granted (right to legal assistance), and under what circumstances the victim has a right to financial legal aid (right to financial legal aid).

  11. International Uranium Resources Evaluation Project (IUREP) national favourability studies: Portugal

    Portugal is situated on the western edge of the Iberian Meseta. At present, its reasonably assured reserves are about 7800 t of U (including 1000 t of U at more than 830/lb U3O8) and 850 t of U in estimated additional reserves. This potential is divided between vein deposits and deposits located in the peribatholithic schists or enclaved in granite. Two main districts share these reserves - Beira at the centre of the country and Alto Alentejo in the east, approximately at the same latitude as Lisbon. In spite of the considerable prospecting activities authorized by Portugal in the Meseta area, the subject cannot yet be regarded as exhausted. Additional resources may still be located in the horizontal and vertical extensions of the vein mineralizations or schists from the already known deposits or outside the districts containing such deposits. Moreover, certain post-Palaeozoic sedimentary basins exhibit features favourable for the presence of uranium-bearing deposits and therefore deserve to be taken into consideration. However, there are as yet no examples of economic mineralization in such locations in Portugal. All things considered, we considered it reasonable to place Portugal in category No. 3 of the classiffication adopted by BJREP. (author)

  12. The impact of minimum wages on youth employment in Portugal

    S.C. Pereira

    2003-01-01

    textabstractFrom January 1, 1987, the legal minimum wage for workers aged 18 and 19 in Portugal was uprated to the full adult rate, generating a 49.3% increase between 1986 and 1987 in the legal minimum wage for this age group. This shock is used as a ?natural experiment? to evaluate the impact of t

  13. Listeriosis in Portugal: an existing but under reported infection

    Teixeira Paula C

    2006-10-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Listeriosis is a rare disease caused by the bacterium Listeria monocytogenes, the normal vehicle of which is food. The disease, which is largely confined to its risk groups of pregnant women, the elderly and immunocompromised individuals, has increased in incidence in recent years. In Portugal, listeriosis is not a notifiable infection and available data are scarce. The objective of this work was to collate the available information concerning listeriosis in Portugal by compiling a retrospective study of cases recorded over a decade. Methods Requests for case data on clinically confirmed listeriosis, recorded over the previous decade, were replied to by 23 hospitals and a National Institute of Health delegation. Results 35 cases of listeriosis were identified for the period between 1994 and 2003 inclusive, the mortality rate being greater than 17%. According to the data collected in this study for the year 2003, the incidence of this disease in Portugal was at least 1.4 cases per million inhabitants in that year. Conclusion The study demonstrates, for the first time in the widely available literature, that despite their being no cases of listeriosis in Portugal recorded in official reports, the threat of L. monocytogenes to public health is of a similar dimension to that in other countries.

  14. School Psychology in Portugal: Practitioners' Characteristics and Practices

    Mendes, Sofia A.; Abreu-Lima, Isabel; Almeida, Leandro S.; Simeonsson, Rune J.

    2014-01-01

    Little empirical evidence is available on the professional characteristics and practices of school psychologists in Portugal. This study surveyed a total of 477 Portuguese school psychologists employed in public (80%) and private schools (20%). Portuguese school psychologists are described with regard to demographic, professional, and educational…

  15. Research Management in Portugal: A Quest for Professional Identity

    Trindade, Margarida; Agostinho, Marta

    2014-01-01

    Research managers at science-intensive institutions appear as a continuously evolving group of professionals whose identity is somewhat fragmented, even to themselves. In Portugal, specialized research manager roles have rapidly emerged over the last years alongside the development of a small but consolidated scientific system. In order to get an…

  16. Early Intervention in Portugal: Family Support and Benefits

    Correia Leite, Carina Sofia; Da Silva Pereira, Ana Paula

    2013-01-01

    This study investigated the support and benefits of early intervention (EI) in families with children with special needs. Data were gathered through a written questionnaire, "Family Benefits Inventory," completed by 126 families with children with special needs supported by EI teams, with ages from six months to six years in Portugal.…

  17. Quality of Life in Ageing Societies: Italy, Portugal, and Turkey

    Arun, Ozgur; Cevik, Aylin Cakiroglu

    2011-01-01

    The aim of this study was to compare and analyze the quality of life of the elderly in three aging countries: Italy, Portugal, and Turkey. This was done by using data provided by the European Quality of Life Survey completed in 2004. By doing so, we could then operationalize the conditions of the elderly in Turkey who have a rapid aging process…

  18. Science Policy and the Internationalisation of Research in Portugal

    Patricio, Maria Teresa

    2010-01-01

    This article will examine Portuguese and European science and higher education policies and their impact on international collaborations. It will do so by looking at two key indicators: international academic mobility and the coauthored international scientific publications. The data show Portugal as an attractive country for foreign students and…

  19. Technological Specialisation Courses in Portugal: Description and Suggested Improvements

    da Costa, Nilza Maria Vilhena Nunes; Simoes, Ana Raquel; Pereira, Giselia Antunes; Pombo, Lucia

    2009-01-01

    This study is a part of the "Post-secondary Vocational Training in Portugal Project: from a description through to suggestions to improve training quality", which ran from 2003 to 2006. This article, which makes use of data obtained from interviews with Directors of Schools which offer technological specialisation courses (CETs) and from…

  20. Making Sense of TV for Children: The Case of Portugal

    Pereira, Sara; Pinto, Manuel

    2011-01-01

    Empowering children for a critical and judicious use and consumption of media is a main objective of media literacy. This paper aims to examine the range of television programs available for children in Portugal through a comparative analysis of the programming for children broadcast by the four Portuguese terrestrial channels (RTP1, RTP2, SIC and…

  1. Geochemistry of the Panasqueira tungsten-tin deposit, Portugal

    Bussink, R.W.

    1984-01-01

    Major tin-tungsten deposits in Portugal are related to intrusions of the Younger Series (300-280 Ma) of Hercynian granitoids. Mineralized granites are 'specialized' by a specific increase or decrease of major, minor and trace element contents in comparison with non-mineralized occurrences. Component

  2. Outbreak of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus in Portugal, 2015

    Mesquita, J.R.; Hakze-van der Honing, R.; Almeida, A.; Lourenço, M.; Poel, van der W.H.M.; Nascimento, M.S.J.

    2015-01-01

    An outbreak of porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) in the South of Portugal in January 2015 and the spread of PEDV northwards in the territory are described. Comparative analysis of the amplified sequences showed a very high (99.0%) identity with the PEDV variant most recently reported in the

  3. School-Based Sexuality Education in Portugal: Strengths and Weaknesses

    Rocha, Ana Cristina; Leal, Cláudia; Duarte, Cidália

    2016-01-01

    Portugal, like many other countries, faces obstacles regarding school-based sexuality education. This paper explores Portuguese schools' approaches to implementing sexuality education at a local level, and provides a critical analysis of potential strengths and weaknesses. Documents related to sexuality education in a convenience sample of 89…

  4. Influenza vaccine effectiveness in Portugal: season 2014/2015 report

    Machado, Ausenda; Ambrósio Rodrigues, Ana Paula; Guiomar, Raquel; Pechirra, Pedro; Nunes, Baltazar

    2015-01-01

    This report was prepared as part of the Project “Monitoring Influenza vaccine effectiveness during influenza seasons and pandemics in the European Union”, financed by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, and describes the results obtained in Portugal under the Protocol Agreement celebrated between EpiConcept SARL, Paris and National Health Institute Doutor Ricardo Jorge, Lisbon, signed on December 2014.

  5. Direct SW aerosol radiative forcing over Portugal

    D. Santos

    2008-10-01

    Full Text Available In this work, the evaluation of the aerosol radiative forcing at the top of the atmosphere as well as at the surface over the south of Portugal is made, particularly in the regions of Évora (38°34' N, 7°54' W and of Cabo da Roca (38°46' N, 9°38' W, during years 2004 and 2005.

    The radiative transfer calculations, using the radiative transfer code Second Simulation of the Satellite Signal in the Solar Spectrum (6S, combine ground-based measurements, from Aerosol Robotic NETwork (AERONET, and satellite measurements, from MODerate Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS, to estimate the direct SW aerosol radiative forcing. The method developed to retrieve the surface spectral reflectance is also presented, based on ground-based measurements (AERONET of the aerosol optical properties combined with the satellite-measured radiances (MODIS.

    The instantaneous direct SW aerosol radiative forcing values obtained at the top of the atmosphere are, in the majority of the cases, negative, indicating a tendency for cooling the Earth at the top of the atmosphere. For Desert Dust aerosols, over the Évora land region, the average forcing efficiency is estimated to be −25 Wm−2/AOT0.55 whereas for the Cabo da Roca area, the average forcing efficiency is −46 Wm−2/AOT0.55. In the presence of Forest Fire aerosols, both from short and long distances, the average value of forcing efficiency at the top of the atmosphere over Cabo da Roca is found to be −28 Wm−2/AOT0.55 and, over Évora, −27 Wm−2/AOT0.55. For specific situations, discussed in this work, the average surface direct SW aerosol radiative forcing efficiency due to the Desert Dust aerosols, in Évora region, is −66 Wm−2/AOT0.55, whereas in Cabo da Roca region, the corresponding average value is −38 Wm−2/AOT0.55

  6. Direct SW aerosol radiative forcing over Portugal

    D. Santos

    2008-05-01

    Full Text Available The estimation of radiative forcing due to desert dust and forest fires aerosols is a very important issue since these particles are very efficient at scattering and absorbing both short and longwave radiation. In this work, the evaluation of the aerosol radiative forcing at the top of the atmosphere over the south of Portugal is made, particularly in the regions of Évora and of Cabo da Roca.

    The radiative transfer calculations combine ground-based and satellite measurements, to estimate the top of the atmosphere direct SW aerosol radiative forcing. The method developed to retrieve the surface spectral reflectance is also presented, based on ground-based measurements of the aerosol optical properties combined with the satellite-measured radiances.

    The aerosol direct radiative effect is shown to be very sensitive to the underlying surface, since different surface spectral reflectance values may originate different forcing values. The results obtained also illustrate the importance of considering the actual aerosol properties, in this case measured by ground-based instrumentation, particularly the aerosol single scattering albedo, because different aerosol single scattering albedo values can flip the sign of the direct SW aerosol radiative forcing.

    The instantaneous direct SW aerosol radiative forcing values obtained at the top of the atmosphere are, in the majority of the cases, negative, indicating a tendency for cooling the Earth. For Desert Dust aerosols, over Évora land region, the average forcing efficiency is estimated to be −25 W/m2/AOT0.55 whereas for Cabo da Roca area, the average forcing efficiency is −46 W/m2/AOT0.55. In the presence of Forest Fire aerosols, over Cabo da Roca region, the average value of forcing efficiency is −28 W/m2/AOT0.55 and over Évora region an average value of −33 W/m2/AOT0.55 is found.

  7. Occupational radiation doses in Portugal from 1994 to 1998

    This work reports on the occupational radiation doses for external radiation received in 1994-1998 by the radiation workers monitored by the Radiological Protection and Nuclear Safety Department (DPRSN) in Portugal. Individual monitoring for external radiation is carried out in Portugal by DPRSN since the 60s, and the workers are monitored on a monthly or quarterly bases. In 1995 DPRSN monitored approximately 8000 people and was the only laboratory carrying out this sort of activity in Portugal. In 1998 the number of monitored people increased to nearly 8500 from 860 facilities, which leads us to state that the results shown in this work are well representative of the universe of radiation workers in Portugal. Until 1996, the dose measurement procedure was based only on film dosimetry and the results reported for the 1994-1995 period were obtained with this methodology. Since 1996, thermoluminescent dosimetry (TLD) was gradually introduced and since then an effort has been made to transfer the monitored workers from film to TLD. In 1998, both film and TLD dosimetry systems were running simultaneously, with average numbers of 4500 workers monitored with film dosimetry, while 4000 were monitored with TLD. The data presented from 1996 to 1998 were obtained with both methodologies. This work reports the annual mean effective doses received from external radiation, for the monitored and exposed workers in the different fields of activity, namely, industry, research laboratories, health and mining. The distribution of the annual effective dose by dose intervals is also reported. The collective annual dose by field of activity is estimated and the contribution to the total annual collective dose is determined. The collective dose estimates for the period 1994 to 1998 demonstrated that the health sector is the most representative exposed group in Portugal. (author)

  8. Impacto da responsabilidade social sob a óptica empresarial do norte litoral de Portugal

    Valentin Alejandro Martínez Fernández

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available La responsabilidad social surge en la literatura del siglo XIX y desde entonces ha ganado una mayor expresión, atención e interés de los estudiosos, empresarios y público en general, debido a su impacto en particular. Por lo tanto, la responsabi- lidad social ha tenido en las últimas décadas una fuerte expansión que ha llevado a su aplicabilidad en la estrategia empresarial. Hoy, académicos y hombres de negocios van juntos tratando nuevas estrategias que incluyen nuevas variables en un estudio propiciado por la aparición de nuevas formas de actividad empresarial y por la creación de redes sociales. Ante esta nueva situación, el propósito de este artículo es comprobar si hay un impacto en la adopción de prácticas de respon- sabilidad social de las empresas de Maia y, en caso afirmativo, si afecta positiva o negativamente a la imagen corporativa de las empresas en el litoral norte de Portugal. Este artículo se estructura en dos secciones. La primera consiste en una revisión de la literatura sobre el tema, presentando el tema principal de los marcos conceptuales para el análisis. La segunda parte consiste en un estudio empírico que utiliza un análisis multivariado factorial que permite la activación de las primeras conclusiones sobre el impacto de la responsabilidad social en Portugal, sobre todo en las empresas objeto de estudio. Se encontró en el estudio que la práctica de la responsabilidad social crea impacto en las acciones de las empresas, pero no se produce de manera significativa en sus resultados económicos.

  9. Potencial dos canais de distribuição remotos no modelo de negócio dos bancos em Portugal num contexto de desalavancagem do sector: um estudo empírico para a área metropolitana de Lisboa

    Jesus, Sílvia Maria Correia de

    2012-01-01

    Mestrado em Gestão/ G21, O33 Face a um enquadramento económico desfavorável, o sector bancário Português tem gerado desde 2007 níveis de rentabilidade incapazes de garantir a atractividade da indústria para os investidores. A adequação de medidas de solvabilidade, exigidas pelas entidades reguladoras, forçou a alteração de paradigma no modelo de negócio bancário. A difusão generalizada da inovação tecnológica na sociedade Portuguesa potencia a utilização de canais de acesso remoto ao se...

  10. Dinâmicas e processos de inovaçâo em regiôes do interior de Portugal: caso de estudo = Dynamics and processes of innovation in the interior regions of Portugal: a case study

    Maria Manuela Natario

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available El presente trabajo tiene como objetivo analizar la dinámica y los procesos de innovación en las regiones interiores del centro de Portugal buscando identificar los factores que estimulan la dinámica territorial de la innovación. La preocupación por la dinámica de la innovación ha sido objeto de varios estudios en el contexto de los sistemas regionales de innovación y, más recientemente, se encuadra en el desarrollo del Modelo “Triple Hélix” (Etzkowitz y Leydesdorff, 2000; Dzisah y Etzkowitz, 2009. Este modelo integra el estudio de la interacción entre las hélices para promover la innovación. El estudio empírico se centra en las empresas de tres distritos interiores de la zona Centro de Portugal (Castelo Branco, Guarda y Viseu. Desde el punto de vista de la metodología, para la realización del estudio se envió un cuestionario a las empresas de estos tres distritos y se ha utilizado la aplicación de análisis estadístico multivariante “k-means clustering” para detectar patrones de comportamiento de las empresas relativos a su dinámica de innovación respecto al perfil de la región en términos de innovación, al espíritu de iniciativa empresarial, a la cooperación con las instituciones de enseñanza superior y a la proactividad de las instituciones públicas. Para verificar las hipótesis propuestas se recurrió a aplicación de tests de comparación múltiple de valores medios para estudiar las características únicas de cada grupo.The main objective of this paper is analysis the dynamics and processes of innovation in regions of interior centre of Portugal, seeking to identify factors that stimulate the territorial dynamics of innovation. The dynamics of innovation has been the subject of several studies in the context of regional innovation systems and more recently has been considered in the Model "Triple Helix" (Etzkowitz and Leydesdorff, 2000; Dzisah and Etzkowitz, 2009. This model integrates the interaction

  11. Accidents at work and its impact on a hospital in Northern Portugal Accidentes de trabajo y su impacto en un hospital en el norte de Portugal Acidentes de trabalho e suas repercussões num hospital ao Norte de Portugal

    Matilde Delmina da Silva Martins

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available In order to describe accidents at work at a hospital in Northern Portugal and analyze their main impact in the period from 2008 to 2010, we conducted a retrospective cross-sectional study. The information was obtained from the notification records of accidents at work for 387 workers. The highest prevalence levels of accidents referred to superior health technician (56.1%, female workers (81.9%, in the age group 30-39 years (37.2%, with a secondary education degree (55.8%, working in shifts (72.4% and in-patient services (35.9%. Needle pricks were the main cause (45.7% and hands were the main injury location (37.5%. Wounds (32.6% were the most frequent type of injury, followed by sprains and strains (23%. In total, 27.4% resulted in absence from work, with sprains and strains as the main reason. Preventive strategies should be adopted, aiming to promote these workers' health.Para describir los accidentes de trabajo en un hospital del norte de Portugal y analizar su impacto principal en período 2008 a 2010, se realizó un estudio retrospectivo de corte transversal. La información se obtuvo mediante la notificación de registro de accidentes de trabajo de 387 trabajadores. La mayor prevalencia de accidentes cayó en los técnicos superiores de salud (56,1%, en el sexo femenino (81,9%, con edad 30-39 años (37,2%, con la educación superior a los 12 años (55,8%, trabajando en turnos (72,4% y servicios de hospitalización (35,9%. La causa principal fue el pinchazo de aguja (45,7% y la lesión se produjo principalmente en las manos (37,5%. Las heridas (32,6% fueran el tipo más frecuente de lesión. Dieron lugar a la ausencia del trabajo 27,4%, con esguinces y distensiones la principal razón. Las estrategias preventivas deben ser adoptadas con miras a la promoción de la salud de los profesionales.Com o objetivo de descrever os acidentes de trabalho num hospital ao Norte de Portugal e analisar as suas principais repercussões, no período de 2008

  12. La promoción y gestión de los polígonos industriales en la Eurorregión Galicia-Norte de Portugal Promotion and management in industrial states of the Euroregion Galicia-North of Portugal

    Jesús García-Arca

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available En un entorno global, para reforzar la competitividad de las empresas es necesario adoptar políticas de desarrollo de infraestructuras logísticas y de polígonos industriales. Sin embargo, a pesar del impacto económico y social que generan estos polígonos industriales, su adecuada promoción y gestión no se ha destacado, especialmente en España. En este contexto, este artículo profundiza en las causas que conducen a una deficiente promoción y gestión de los polígonos industriales, proponiendo líneas de actuación su mejora. Para ilustrar esta problemática general, se analiza la promoción y gestión de los polígonos industriales en la Eurorregión Galicia-Norte de Portugal (provincia de Pontevedra en España y la zona de Minho-Lima en el distrito portugués de Viana do Castelo. Si bien el estudio de campo se centra en el ámbito fronterizo de la Eurorregión Galicia-Norte de Portugal, las conclusiones y recomendaciones del estudio son perfectamente extrapolables al resto de España y Portugal.This paper not only makes a deep analysis of the main causes that imply problems in promotion and management in industrial estates, but also proposes an action plan to improve the current situation. In order to illustrate these problems, the situation of industrial estates in the Euroregion Galicia-North of Portugal (Pontevedra area in Spain and Minho-Lima area in Viana do Castelo, Portugal was presented. Although the study focused only on these geographical areas (55 companies, the conclusions and recommendations could be easily extrapolated to the rest of Spain and Portugal. Among these conclusions, the need for a better strategy to locate new industrial estates, for a higher development of services and infrastructures, and for the adoption of suitable organizational schemes to the maintenance of industrial estates, could be outlined.

  13. Cuidados Paliativos em Portugal: configuração e desenvolvimento da formação breve, graduada e pós-graduada

    Maria Irene Lopes Carvalho

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available Este texto tem como objectivo analisar a evolução da oferta formativa e educativa em cuidados paliativos em Portugal. Problematiza a noção de cuidados paliativos e analisa o quadro legal em Portugal e nas orientações europeias quanto à educação/formação nesta área. Para a concretização deste objectivo adoptou-se uma metodologia qualitativa e privilegiou-se a pesquisa bibliográfica, consulta de sites e contactos telefónicos com entidades que oferecem formação nesta área e também entrevistas a informantes privilegiados. A formação adquirida noutros países foi integrada nestes últimos anos no ensino superior público e privado em Portugal. O setor público com uma oferta muito específica nesta área, e o setor privado com uma oferta mais heterogénea. Salienta-se também o fato de tanto o setor público como o setor privado desenvolverem formações breves, em contexto de trabalho nomeadamente em unidades de cuidados paliativos.

  14. Beyond the “Casa Portuguesa”: analysis of popular music exchanges between Brazil and Portugal

    Tiago José Lemos Monteiro

    2008-01-01

    This paper identifies and discusses the silences and the asymmetrical relations that characterize the exchanges of popular music between Brazil and Portugal. At the same time that our perception of the contemporary Portuguese culture seems mediated by a "mythical common sense" deeply influenced by the discourse of tradition, Portugal became an enthusiastic consumer of our "modern" media culture. Such assymetries are visible in the huge success of Brazilian artists and bands in Portugal, whose...

  15. Stent for Life in Portugal: This initiative is here to stay

    Pereira, H.; Pinto, FJ; Calé, R; Pereira, E.; J. MARQUES; De Almeida, M.; Mello, S.; Dias Martins, L; behalf of the participating centres in the Stent for Life Initiative in Portugal

    2014-01-01

    AIMS: Portugal has one of the lowest rates of primary percutaneous coronary intervention (p-PCI) in Western Europe. This study assessed the progress of Portuguese p-PCI performance indicators one year after Portugal joined the Stent for Life (SFL) initiative. METHODS AND RESULTS: Two national surveys were carried out, each covering a period of one month: the first when Portugal joined the SFL in 2011 (Moment Zero), and the second one year later (Moment One). A total of 397 consecutiv...

  16. Entrepreneurship in Portugal: comparison between the world bank data and quadros de pessoal

    Sarmento, Elsa; Nunes, Alcina

    2010-01-01

    Portugal has some of the highest business entry rates when compared to other countries, according to Eurostat, Statistics Portugal and the OECD Entrepreneurship Indicators Programme. We look at business creation in Portugal, from 2000 to 2007, by approaching two other complementary data sources, the World Bank Group Entrepreneurship Survey, based on official Portuguese business register’s and the universe of active employer enterprises, obtained by applying to the dataset Quadros de Pessoal, ...

  17. Business creation in Portugal: comparison between the world bank data and quadros de pessoal

    Sarmento, Elsa; Nunes, Alcina

    2010-01-01

    Portugal has some of the highest business entry rates when compared to other countries, according to Eurostat, Statistics Portugal and the OECD Entrepreneurship Indicators Programme. We look at business creation in Portugal, from 2000 to 2007, by approaching two other complementary data sources, the World Bank Group Entrepreneurship Survey, based on official Portuguese business register’s and the universe of active employer enterprises, obtained by applying to the dataset Quadros de Pessoal, ...

  18. Portugal and United States cooperative energy assessment. Volume 3. Reference reports, Part 1

    1981-09-01

    Statistical data on energy production and consumption and supporting information were obtained from US Bureau of Mines records supplemented by additional data obtained in Portugal. Geologic descriptions and analysis of known areas and of areas having possible future potential have been prepared by the US Geological Survey. Portugal lacks sufficient indigenous supplies of organic fuels to meet its energy demands, and so must import large quantities of petroleum and coal. Approximately 80% of Portugal's electric energy is produced by hydroelectric stations; thermal stations produce the other 20%. Portugal has produced no crude oil, natural gas, or condensate; no resources or reserves in these categories are listed for Portugal in the 1976 World Energy Conference report. Until the last year or so (1980), no significant onshore petroleum exploration had been done in Portugal since 1963. Production of coal in Portugal has declined steadily to the present annual yield of about 200,000 metric tons. On the basis of estimates in only three coal fields, resources of coal of all ranks in Portugal total at least 76 million (10/sup 6/) metric tons. Uranium is mined near Viseu and Guarda in the northern part of Portugal; the Nisa mine in east-central Portugal will begin producing uranium ore in 1985 after installation of a processing plant. Portugal produced 95 metric tons of uranium oxide (U/sub 3/O/sub 8/) from ore stocks in each year from 1972 through 1974; production is assumed to have continued at the same rate since then. Geothermal energy has not been developed in mainland Portugal; however, hot springs that may have geothermal energy potential are known in the Minho district in the northwest. Geothermal energy resources exist in the Azores and a program of evaluation and exploration with technical assistance from the USGS is presently in progress there.

  19. Multidisciplinary study of Santa Eulália Plutonic Complex (Central Portugal): Preliminary insight.

    Sant’Ovaia, Helena; Lopes, José Carrilho; Nogueira, Pedro

    2011-01-01

    Multidisciplinary study of Santa Eulalia Plutonic Complex (Central Portugal): Preliminary insight H. SANT’OVAIA1*, J. CARRILHO LOPES2 AND P. NOGUEIRA2 1DGAOT, Centro de Geologia, FCUP, Portugal (*correspondence: ) 2Dep. Geo., Univ. Évora, Centro de Geologia UL, Portugal The Santa Eulália Plutonic Complex (SEPC) is a late- Variscan calcalkaline granitic body that occupies an area of 400 km2 and is located in the Variscan Iberian sector. The host ...

  20. Training of teachers in the context of the first Republic in Portugal: guidelines for understanding of a policy

    António Gomes Ferreira

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available In this paper we set out to study teacher training in the framework of the First Republic of Portugal (1910-1926. Republicanism embodied a project of the refounding of the nation, which found in education the means of achieving such aspiration. Believing in human plasticity, it elected education, aligned with scientific development, through the path of schooling, as the tool for shaping the new Republican citizen. Teachers had a crucial part to play in this project. Addressing legislation, file sources (exercises, summary books, assignments, inter allia, printed sources (books, workbooks, etc. and specialised media on education and teaching, we discuss training programmes for primary and secondary education teachers. We look into the virtues of its implementation and submit our reading thereof, comparing regular primary education to regular teacher training. We conduct an in depth analysis of the curricula and the training guidelines, focusing in particular on the study plans and their components, from scientific education, the specialisation in the area of expertise and psycho-pedagogy, to teaching practice.Received:  26/10/2013 / Accepted: 17/11/2013How to reference this articleGomes Ferreira, A., Mota, L. (2014. Formación de profesorado en el contexto de la Primera República en Portugal: pautas para la comprensión de una política. Foro de Educación, 12(17, pp. 45-68. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.14516/fde.2014.012.017.003

  1. Estágio de doutorando (sanduíche em enfermagem: uma experiência em Portugal

    Karla Maria Carneiro

    2007-04-01

    Full Text Available Durante o transcorrer do nosso aprimoramento científico, pessoal e profissional, no curso de Doutorado fomos contempladas pela Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior (CAPES, por meio de concurso nacional, com um Estágio de Doutorando (Sanduíche na cidade do Porto, em Portugal. O desenvolvimento do Projeto O Cuidado Humanístico de Enfermagem ao Recém-Nascido na Unidade de Internação Neonatal: experiência de intercâmbio em Portugal, ocorreu no período de setembro a dezembro de 2005 e constou de uma observação participante junto a 10 enfermeiros de Unidades de Cuidados Intensivos Neonatais, atuantes em duas instituições hospitalares da cidade do Porto, quanto aos cuidados ao recém-nascido, sob a perspectiva humanística à luz da Teoria Humanística de Enfermagem, de Paterson e Zderad (1976. Ressaltamos a importância deste intercâmbio para a ampliação da Enfermagem Neonatal e o crescimento humano e profissional dos enfermeiros como capazes de repensar o fazer e o ser e participar, com todos os envolvidos, de uma nova maneira de cuidar de forma humanizada em Enfermagem, na pesquisa e no ensino.

  2. Zika virus infections imported from Brazil to Portugal, 2015.

    Zé-Zé, L; Prata, M B; Teixeira, T; Marques, N; Mondragão, A; Fernandes, R; Saraiva da Cunha, J; Alves, M J

    2016-01-01

    Zika virus is an emerging arbovirus transmitted by Aedes sp. mosquitoes like the Dengue and Chikungunya viruses. Zika virus was until recently considered a mild pathogenic mosquito-borne flavivirus with very few reported benign human infections. In 2007, an epidemic in Micronesia initiated the turnover in the epidemiological history of Zika virus and more recently, the potential association with congenital microcephaly cases in Brazil 2015, still under investigation, led the World Health Organization (WHO) to declare a Public Health Emergency of International Concern on February 1, 2016. Here, we present the clinical and laboratory aspects related to the first four imported human cases of Zika virus in Portugal from Brazil, and alert, regarding the high level of traveling between Portugal and Brazil, and the ongoing expansion of this virus in the Americas, for the threat for Zika virus introduction in Europe and the possible introduction to Madeira Island where Aedes aegypti is present. PMID:27134823

  3. Zika virus infections imported from Brazil to Portugal, 2015

    Zé-Zé, L.; Prata, M.B.; Teixeira, T.; Marques, N.; Mondragão, A.; Fernandes, R.; Saraiva da Cunha, J.; Alves, M.J.

    2016-01-01

    Zika virus is an emerging arbovirus transmitted by Aedes sp. mosquitoes like the Dengue and Chikungunya viruses. Zika virus was until recently considered a mild pathogenic mosquito-borne flavivirus with very few reported benign human infections. In 2007, an epidemic in Micronesia initiated the turnover in the epidemiological history of Zika virus and more recently, the potential association with congenital microcephaly cases in Brazil 2015, still under investigation, led the World Health Organization (WHO) to declare a Public Health Emergency of International Concern on February 1, 2016. Here, we present the clinical and laboratory aspects related to the first four imported human cases of Zika virus in Portugal from Brazil, and alert, regarding the high level of traveling between Portugal and Brazil, and the ongoing expansion of this virus in the Americas, for the threat for Zika virus introduction in Europe and the possible introduction to Madeira Island where Aedes aegypti is present. PMID:27134823

  4. Detection of Dirofilaria repens microfilariae in a dog from Portugal.

    Maia, Carla; Lorentz, Susanne; Cardoso, Luís; Otranto, Domenico; Naucke, Torsten J

    2016-01-01

    Dirofilaria repens causes subcutaneous infection in dogs and cats, and is the main agent of human dirofilariosis in Europe. Detection of D. repens is described in a dog from Portugal, a finding that simultaneously represents the first presumable case of autochthonous infection with the parasite in any animal host species in the country. A mixed D. repens/Dirofilaria immitis infection (20:1 ratio) was found, with an overall density of 1267 microfilariae per millilitre of blood. Morphological features, including morphometry, and acid phosphatase histochemical staining confirmed identity of the two filarioids. Distribution of D. repens in Portugal should be further assessed at the population level both in vertebrate hosts and in vectors. Due to the zoonotic potential of the parasite, preventive measures such as the administration of microfilaricides and insect repellents should be put into practice to protect animals and public health. PMID:26486944

  5. Iodo em alimentos consumidos em Portugal

    Coelho, Inês; Delgado, Inês; Costa, Sofia; Castanheira, Isabel; Calhau, Maria Antónia

    2015-01-01

    O iodo é um elemento vestigial essencial na dieta humana e animal, com uma importância nutricional bem estabelecida. É indispensável para a síntese das hormonas da tiroide, tiroxina e triiodotirosina, cujo principal papel está relacionado com o crescimento e desenvolvimento dos órgãos, em particular do cérebro. A fonte natural de iodo são os alimentos. Contudo, de acordo com a OMS um terço da população mundial sofre de algum tipo de carência de iodo. A deficiência crônica de iodo pode levar a...

  6. A possible Madura foot from medieval Estremoz, southern Portugal

    Curto, Ana; Fernandes, Teresa

    2016-01-01

    Maduromycosis, commonly called Madura foot, is an infectious pathology caused by fungi or bacteria, and it is native of the tropical, subtropical and equatorial areas. This paper presents a well preserved male skeleton, between 23 and 57 years old from a medieval necropolis (13th-15th centuries) in Estremoz, Portugal.The left foot of this individual showed marked alterations on the morphology of the calcaneus and cuboid that are ankylosed, which led to arthrosis of the calcaneous and talus. T...

  7. Public investment in transportation infrastructures and economic performance in Portugal

    Pereira, Alfredo; Andraz, Jorge Miguel

    2002-01-01

    This paper uses a VAR approach to investigate the effects of aggregate and disaggregate measures of public investment in transportation infrastructures on private investment, employment, and output in Portugal. Estimation results suggest that public investment in transportation infrastructures crowds in private investment and employment and, therefore, has a strong positive effect on output. Indeed, we estimate that one euro invested in public investment increases output in the long-term b...

  8. Telecommunications reforms in Portugal and the European Union

    Sousa, Helena

    1996-01-01

    The social democrats, in office from 1985 to 1995, have introduced significant reforms in the Portuguese telecommunications sector. The terminal equipment and advanced services were liberalised; the separation of the regulatory and operational functions became effective; the telecommunications sector underwent a major re-restructuring which involved the merger of the three main public telecommunications operators and, finally, the main operator, Portugal Telecom, was partly privatised. The EU...

  9. Places and Belongings: Conjugality between Angola and Portugal

    Grassi, Marzia

    2015-01-01

    In the context of contemporary studies of families and transnational lives, this paper sets out the emergence of new forms of conjugality among heterosexual couples living apart (one in Portugal, the other in Angola). Considering the importance of gender stratification we seek to understand how the construction of masculinity is reformulated in the couple when the man migrates to the other country to find work. When a conjugal pair separates as a result of the migration of one ...

  10. South Portugal Reservoirs – Status and major concerns

    H. Silva; Morais, M.; Rosado, J.; Serafim, A.; Pedro, A; Sarmento, P.; Fialho, A

    2011-01-01

    In southern Portugal, the dry summers together with low precipitations and high temperatures highlight the importance of reservoirs, built mainly for water storage and to smoothing the interannual precipitation variability, in one of the driest regions in the country. According to the Water Framework Directive nº2000/60/CE, all states members are responsible for the classification of superficial water bodies using a system based on both ecological and chemical status. The Water Framework D...

  11. Acculturation strategies and outcomes of international retired migrants in Portugal

    Dahab, Deborah

    2016-01-01

    Dissertation submitted as partial requirement for the conferral of Master in Psychology of Intercultural Relations / PsycINFO Codes:3000 Social Psychology; 3020 Group & Interpersonal Processes The IRM (International Retired Migrants) are a growing demographic group in Portugal. The literature in Social Psychology has so far overlooked how this specific group acculturates. This study investigated the acculturation strategies adopted by the IRM, their psychological and sociocultural adaptati...

  12. Making sense of TV for children : the case of Portugal

    Pereira, Sara; Pinto, Manuel

    2011-01-01

    Empowering children for a critical and judicious use and consumption of media is a main objective of media literacy. This paper aims to examine the range of television programs available for children in Portugal through a comparative analysis of the programming for children broadcast by the four Portuguese terrestrial channels (RTP1, RTP2, SIC and TVI) over the course of a year. A content analysis of 4,491 programs reveals that about one third have an explicit educational goal and th...

  13. Punk fanzines in Portugal (1978-2013) : a mapping exercise

    Quintela, Pedro; Guerra, Paula

    2016-01-01

    With the emergence of punk in the UK and USA, in the 1970s, the production, distribution and consumption of fanzines became relevant, as an area of freedom of thought and creativity, and as an alternative to conventional media. Since then the fanzines scene clearly expanded, at different levels. In this paper we discuss preliminary results of an ongoing research on the emergence, development and transformation of punk movement in Portugal, from 1978 until nowadays, in which the fanzines and, ...

  14. Multilevel role prescriptions : Portugal, NATO and the CFSP

    Nunes, Isabel Ferreira

    2006-01-01

    This study examines the impact of role prescriptions by international organisations on small state foreign and security policies. Focusing on Portugal, NATO and the EU, the study analyses primary sources (official documents) and blends role theory with insights of sociological institutionalism, finding empirical evidence of policy roles informed by prescribed appropriate standards of behaviour. The study uses a) sociological institutionalist views about the logic of appropriateness as a guidi...

  15. Decapod larvae dynamics on Berlengas Biosphere Reserve (UNESCO) - Portugal

    Lénia Da Fonseca Alexandre Rato; Henrique Queiroga

    2014-01-01

    Berlengas Biosphere Reserve of UNESCO (BBR) is located on the west coast of Portugal and is an important hotspot of biodiversity that needs to be described and monitored. Despite that, few or none studies had focus on decapod larvae populations. The present study intends to evaluate spatial and temporal dynamics of decapod larvae and its relation with oceanographic features. Sampling campaigns were performed between June 2010 and August 2012. Zooplankton samples were collected on a Bongo...

  16. Demographic and Health Changes in Portugal (1900-2013)

    Maria Joao Guardado Moreira; Filipa de Castro Henriques

    2016-01-01

    These paper seeks to improve our knowledge of Portuguese epidemiological and demographic change through the twentieth century up until nowadays. Demographic Transition, as defined by Warren Thompson (1929), occurred in Portugal, much later than in other developed countries. Economic, Political, cultural, religious and social causes delayed the beginning of decline of both mortality and fertility. Our aim is to develop the Demographic change with a focus in mortality. In the beginning of th...

  17. Cross-border tourism: Spain and Portugal, a common destination

    Maiz-Bar, Carmen; Pardellas, Xulio; Padin, Carmen

    2015-01-01

    A new approach to the analysis of the border between Spain and Portugal, a basically rural territory, requires a debate about local development problems, among which we can find the effects of its configuration as a common tourist destination. This paper presents an assessment of several elements for that debate, and the common resources that can define the area as a common tourist destination. A design model is also provided, which can enable territory planning through the appraisal of those...

  18. Drought and vegetation stress monitoring in Portugal using satellite data

    Gouveia, C.; Trigo, R. M.; DaCamara, C. C.

    2009-01-01

    Remote sensed information on vegetation and soil moisture, namely the Normalised Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) and the Soil Water Index (SWI), is employed to monitor the spatial extent, severity and persistence of drought episodes over Continental Portugal, from 1999 to 2006. The severity of a given drought episode is assessed by evaluating the cumulative impact over time of drought conditions on vegetation. Special attention is given to the drought episodes that have occurred in the las...

  19. Quality of concrete : one example in the north of Portugal

    Cunha, P. J.; Aguiar, J. L. Barroso de; De Oliveira, Pedro; Camões, Aires

    2010-01-01

    The non-quality and non-conformity of concrete, simulates the development of pathologies into the structure and consequently in coatings and masonry. So an early degradation of the buildings could be reached. The objectives of this study were he characterization of the procedures adopted for the production concrete n some works in the north of Portugal, determining he strength class required in the project. At this point, we performed the evaluation of the compressive resistance f concrete n ...

  20. Asthma in an Urban Population in Portugal: A prevalence study

    Almada-Lobo Filipa; Colaço Tânia; Santo Maria; de Sousa Jaime; Yaphe John

    2011-01-01

    Abstract Background The prevalence and incidence of asthma are believed to be increasing but research on the true incidence, prevalence and mortality from asthma has met methodological obstacles since it has been difficult to define and diagnose asthma in epidemiological terms. New and widely accepted diagnostic criteria for asthma present opportunities for progress in this field. Studies conducted in Portugal have estimated the disease prevalence between 3% and 15%. Available epidemiological...

  1. Training requirements for agro-food industry in Portugal

    Pedro D. Gaspar; Rita Pinheiro; Cláudia Domingues; Celestino Almeida; Teresa Paiva; Pereira, Carlos D.; Manuela Vaz-Velho

    2015-01-01

    Agro-food companies are aware that the technical and soft skills of their employees directly influence business performance and, consequently, improving those skills will enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of their companies. This paper presents the main results of the AgriTraining project “Training requirements for the agro-food industry". Activities in pursuit of the objectives of this project involved: (1) analysis of the training needs in the agro-food industry in Portugal; (2) anal...

  2. Ethics and deontology of medical education and nurses in Portugal

    Oliveira, Clara Costa; Azevedo, Maria da Conceição

    2012-01-01

    This article discusses deontological issues of health care professions in relation to their ethical foundation. We present four models of teaching ethics and deontology in doctors’ training and the results of a PhD research on the teaching of these subjects in nurses’ training in Portugal. Given the importance of bioethics in deontological training of health care professions, we present a comparative analysis of. bioethical principles enunciated by Beauchamp and Childress (1979), related to ‘...

  3. Herbs and spices in traditional recipes of Alentejo (Portugal)

    A.S. Dias; Dias, L. S.

    2006-01-01

    Alentejo, representing about 30% of the area and 5% of the population of Portugal, is a semi-arid region of undulated plains with a Mediterranean climate softened by the Atlantic, with mild winters but hot and dry summers. With an old history of scarcity and pauperism, it shows very particular cultural traits, including a unique culinary tradition, with a high use of wild plants, herbs, and bread-based dishes. An inventory of traditional recipes of Alentejo was built from various sources, ...

  4. Salt Fluxes in a Complex River Mouth System of Portugal

    Vaz, Nuno; Lencart e Silva, João D.; Dias, João Miguel

    2012-01-01

    Measurements of velocity and salinity near the mouth and head of the Espinheiro channel (Ria de Aveiro lagoon, Portugal) are used to study the local variation of physical water properties and to assess the balance, under steady conditions, between the seaward salt transport induced by river discharge and the landward dispersion induced by various mixing mechanisms. This assessment is made using data sampled during complete tidal cycles. Under the assumption that the estuarine tidal channel is...

  5. Current effectiveness of amitraz against Varroa in Portugal

    Pires, Sância; Murilhas, António; Pereira, Óscar; Maia, Miguel

    2005-01-01

    The varroa mite (Varroa destructor) was first detected in Portugal in 1986. Since then, there has been a frequent use of amitraz (Apivar, Acadrex) in the attempt to cope with it. Following (i) various credible international reports of increased varroa resistance to amitraz and (ii) regular claims, by national beekeepers, of poor efficacy of Apivar treatments, a large screening project was setup (2003/2004) for trying to identify honey bee colonies hosting varroa populations resistant to amitr...

  6. Renewable energy in Portugal : legislation, incentives and suggestions

    Moreira, M. Fernanda T.; Júlio S Martins; Afonso, João L.

    2003-01-01

    This paper presents the evolution of renewable energy generation in Portugal in the last decade, and explains the legislation and incentives in existence. The paper also presents suggestions that could incentive small and medium consumers to install renewable energy power plants (namely of wind power and photovoltaic types) in their facilities. These power plants would have to accomplish present legislation regarding “reactive energy” production during peak power consumption period, and besid...

  7. Study of Organic Honey from the Northeast of Portugal

    Teresa Gomes; Xesús Feás; Antonio Iglesias; Estevinho, Leticia M.

    2011-01-01

    Concerns about traces of numerous toxic substances and authenticity have prompted consumer demand for honey that is certified as organic, based on strict ecological, natural principles and traceability. The present study aims to characterize organic honey samples (n = 73) from Northeast Portugal, with respect to floral nectar origin, physicochemical parameters and microbial safety. The phenols and flavonoids contents, often referred to as responsible for honey’s bioactive properties, were als...

  8. Suicides in the Centre of Portugal: seven years analysis

    Dias, Daniel; Mendonça, M. Cristina; Real, Francisco Corte; Vieira, Duarte Nuno; Teixeira, Helena M.

    2014-01-01

    As one of the more specific and distinctive problems of human beings, suicide has been investigated with increasing attention all over the world. Several risk factors have been described as well as limitations arising from their study. The World Health Organization estimates that this scourge affects one million people annually, which corresponds to one death every 40 s worldwide. According to recent studies, Portugal, despite the good rates (10 suicide deaths per 100,000 inhabitants), had sh...

  9. Typology of abuse and harassment in domestic work in Portugal

    M.C. Figueiredo; Suleman, F; Botelho, M.C.

    2016-01-01

    Using an original dataset, our study explores types of abuse and harassment suffered by a sample of domestic workers in Portugal (n=684). Empirical evidence based on multiple correspondence and cluster analyses pointed to three segments of domestic workers: victims of labour abuse related to contract and wages, victims of multiple abuse including mistreatment and also psychological and sexual harassment, and a segment with no occurrence of abuse. Descriptive statistics suggest migrants, es...

  10. Female visualities: exhibitions of womens artists in Brazil and Portugal

    Rebecca Corrêa e Silva

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available This article presents one of the most known regenerating means, re-signifying and diffuser of visualities: the museum’s exhibitions. We intend to demonstrate the importance of this type of event in the museum’s context and for the society, from a perspective that integrates sociomuseology and gender. These concepts were applied to a comparative analysis of two new recents exhibitions dedicated to the artist women, seen in cases of Brazil and Portugal.

  11. The historical reception: texts about Brazilian Cinema Novo in Portugal

    Regina Gomes

    2014-01-01

    This works analyzes the presence of Brazilian Cinema Novo in Portugal, during the 1960s and 1970s, from the review of texts published in magazines and newspapers. Here, those texts are seen as traces of historical reception of films, important for dissemination of the Cinema Novo movement and even legitimacy on Portuguese territory. The analysis of these texts has shown that the excellent reception from the press to Cinema Novo shaped the program of the Portuguese movie criticism that support...

  12. How resistant to fluvalinate are varroa populations in Portugal?

    Pires, Sância; Murilhas, António; Maia, Miguel; Pereira, Óscar

    2005-01-01

    The varroa mite (Varroa destructor) was first detected in Portugal in 1986. Since then, there has been a widespread use of fluvalinate (Apistan, Klartan) in the attempt to cope with it. Following (i) various credible international reports of increased varroa resistance to fluvalinate and (ii) repeated claims from national beekeepers of poor efficacy of Apistan treatments, a large screening project was setup (2003/2004) for trying to identify honeybee colonies hosting varroa populations resist...

  13. Fire spread prediction in shrub fuels in Portugal

    Fernandes, Paulo

    2000-01-01

    Expertise and knowledge of forest fire behaviour provide a sound basis to fire management activities. This study examines the possibility of describing fire spread in shrubland by means of a simple empirical model. Rates of fire spread up to 20 m min-1 and the associated weather and fuel conditions were measured on a set of experimental and prescribed burns in four different shrub fuel types in Portugal. Shrubland fire spread in flat terrain could be accurately predicted in terms of wi...

  14. Determination of forest fire causes in Portugal (1966-2010)

    L. Lourenço; S. Fernándes; Nunes, A.; A. Bento-Gonçalves; A. Vieira

    2013-01-01

    The main goal of this study is to analyse the most important causes affecting fire ignitions in Portugal mainland, between 1996 and 2010. The forest fire database was provided by the Portuguese Government Forest Services (National Forest Authority, AFN), that group the causes in six main categories (negligent usage of fire, accidental, structural causes, incendiary, natural and unknown). The analysis of the causes of the forest fires ignitions shows that the greatest part was not investig...

  15. Consumer satisfaction with water, wastewater and waste services in Portugal

    Hormann, Karoline

    2016-01-01

    While the concept of consumer satisfaction is a central topic in modern marketing theory and practice, citizens' satisfaction with public services, and especially water and waste services, is a eld that still remains empirically rather unexplored. The following study aims to contribute to this area by analysing the determinants of user satisfaction in the water, wastewater and waste sector in Portugal, using a unique survey of 1070 consumers undertaken by the Portuguese Wat...

  16. Aprender e inovar com TIC em Portugal. Propostas e Desafios

    Costa, Fernando Albuquerque; Jorge, Milena

    2011-01-01

    Neste texto apresenta-se um quadro analítico dos projetos pedagógicos de utilização de tecnologias digitais recentemente apresentados pelas escolas e selecionados no âmbito do Concurso Aprender e Inovar com TIC, promovido pela Direção-Geral de Inovação e Desenvolvimento Curricular, em Portugal. Direção-Geral de Inovação e Desenvolvimento Curricular

  17. Open access in Portugal : recent evolution and current situation

    Rodrigues, Eloy

    2010-01-01

    We present a comprehensive portrait of the Portuguese initiatives related to Open Access, such as the implementation of open access institutional repositories at various Portuguese universities and research institutes and the publication of OA journals. Our presentation starts by providing some contextual background on the Portuguese scientific and research systems, scientific publication and Open Access, followed by a brief history and evolution of Open Access initiatives in Portugal since 2...

  18. Syphilis hospitalisations in Portugal over the last decade.

    Sousa-Pinto, B; Freitas, A; Lisboa, C

    2016-02-01

    Although several studies have reported an increase of syphilis incidence over the last decade in Western Europe, information concerning syphilis epidemiology in Portugal remains scarce. Therefore, we sought to characterise acquired syphilis-associated hospitalisations in Portugal according to demographic and clinical data. We used a database containing all hospitalisations that occurred in mainland Portugal public hospitals with discharges between 2000 and 2014. We analysed all hospitalisations associated with ICD-9-CM codes 091-097.x (corresponding to acquired syphilis diagnosis) concerning inpatients' gender, age and comorbidities. The median length of stay and in-hospital mortality rates were also studied. Between 2000 and 2014, there were a total of 8974 syphilis-related hospitalisations in mainland Portugal. The rate of acquired syphilis hospitalisations per 100,000 inhabitants increased by 33 % during the studied period. Syphilis hospitalisation rates increased by 70 % in males and 139 % among patients aged over 55 years. On the other hand, they declined by 10 % in females and 20 % among patients younger than 55 years old. The percentage of syphilis episodes presenting cardiovascular and neuropsychiatric comorbidities increased, while the percentage of syphilis episodes presenting HIV co-infection decreased by 69 %. A fatal outcome was reported in 5 % of episodes; 4.6 % of them had acquired syphilis as the main reason for hospitalisation. This study illustrates that, despite being a preventable infection, syphilis remains a public health problem. The analysis of hospitalisation and administrative data helps to understand syphilis epidemiology and provides a supplement to traditional case notifications. PMID:26581424

  19. Artisanal salt production in Aveiro/Portugal - an ecofriendly process

    Carolina M. Rodrigues; Bio, Ana; Amat, Francisco; Vieira, Natividade

    2011-01-01

    Abstract Solar salinas are man-made systems exploited for the extraction of salt, by solar and wind evaporation of seawater. Salt production achieved by traditional methods is associated with landscapes and environmental and patrimonial values generated throughout history. Since the mid-twentieth century, this activity has been facing a marked decline in Portugal, with most salinas either abandoned or subjected to destruction, making it necessary to find a strategy to reverse this trend. It i...

  20. Sheep production and stray dogs attacks in Beira Interior - Portugal

    Rodrigues, J.P.V.; Andrade, L.P.; Carvalho, J.; Ferreira, A.; Monteiro, J.S.T.; Alberto, D.

    2008-01-01

    Livestock production in extensive systems (mainly with sheep) if faced with a high level of attacks/predation done by stray dogs, wolves and other carnivores. In the region, sheep predation by stray dogs is recognised; foxes and Egyptians mongooses also attack lambs. The incidente of attacks on livestock animals was evaluated in Beira Interior, Portugal, based on inquiries (n=156) with the last actualisation in 2007.

  1. Information literacy in Portugal : some results of a research project

    Silva, Armando Barreiros Malheiro da; Fernández Marcial, Viviana

    2008-01-01

    A paper present some data about a project which, although focused on the specific case of Portugal, intents to make a scientific approach of the challenges of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) and its impact in the field of the information literacy, considering the actual context of the Information Society. The main questions that it intents to answer are: understand how the university students face the new competences required by the creation of the EHEA; know how these students are ...

  2. Photovoltaic energy mini-generation: Future perspectives for Portugal

    This paper evaluates the benefits of developing the mini-generation PV market in Portugal. It presents the legal framework and current status of the Portuguese PV electricity sector, and compares the country to other European nations: France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom. A model that combines PVGIS with a self-developed financial tool is used to assess the feasibility of a 150 kW mini-generation system using five different technologies: fixed mount, single-axis tracking, double-axis tracking, low concentration and medium concentration (MCPV). The profitability of the mini-generation systems in the seven countries studied is calculated and compared. According to this analysis, MCPV and, of the conventional technologies, the single-axis tracking systems are the most profitable technologies. Despite the attractiveness of the current Portuguese feed-in tariffs and of the abundant solar resource, investors are discouraged and the country's PV market is far from mature. Specific mini-generation regulations should focus on a fast and transparent licensing procedure and should promote the access to financing. This would attract new investments, which would result in the growth of the PV electricity produced, and would help Portugal to meet its European Union Renewable Energy targets. - Highlights: → This work promotes the development of a mini-generation PV market in Portugal. → The Portuguese current status and legal framework is compared to other EU countries. → The profitability of 5 different PV technologies is compared for 7 European countries. → The Portuguese growth potential for PV energy is still big. → Portugal, due to its radiation levels, presents excellent investment opportunities.

  3. Pensar o homem como corpo: a cunhagem Simbólica em Portugal e Espanha (século 19 - Thinking man as body: symbolic coinage in Portugal and Spain (19th century

    José Viegas Brás

    2014-05-01

    Full Text Available Neste artigo investigamos a construção do corpo pelos manuais de civilidade publicados em Portugal e em Espanha no século 19. Os manuais de civilidade constituíram um mecanismo de poder-saber disciplinador da burguesia em ascensão eque marcaram certo processo de subjectivação. A partir do corpo estabeleceu-se uma nova ordem, que elevou o orgânico ao funcional e simbólico, em sintonia com a classe burguesa em ascensão, e que buscou orientar cada indivíduo a constituir-se como um sujeito moral, dando-lhe distinção e prestígio.Palavras-chave: corpo, história, manuais, civilidade.THINKING MAN AS BODY: SYMBOLIC COINAGE IN PORTUGAL AND SPAIN (19TH CENTURYAbstractIn this paper, we study the construction of the body through civility course books published in Portugaland Spainin the 19th century. The civility course books were a mechanism of power-knowledge relationship disciplinary of the rising bourgeoisie which un le as he da certain process of subjectivity. From the body a new order was set up, which raised the organic to functional and symbolic-in line with the growing bourgeois class-and guide de ach individual to establish him/herself as a moral subject, giving him/her distinction and prestige.Key-words: body, history, manuals, civility.PENSANDO EN EL HOMBRE COMO CUERPO: INVENCIÓN SIMBÓLICAEN PORTUGAL Y ESPAÑA (SIGLO 19ResumenEn este trabajo, investigamos la construcción del cuerpo a través de los manuales de civilidad publicado en Portugal y en España en el siglo 19. Los manuales de civilidad eran un mecanismo de poder-saber disciplinador de la burguesía naciente que marcaron cierto proceso de subjetividad. Partiendo del cuerpo, si establece un nuevo orden que eleva el orgánico al funcional y simbólico, según la naciente burguesía, y que guío a cada individuo para constituirse como sujeto moral, dándole prestigio y distinción.Palabras-clave: cuerpo, historia, manuales, civilidad.PENSER L'HOMME COMME CORPS

  4. El movimiento individual de especialización musical en Portugal entre 1901-1930

    Ana Luísa FERNANDES PAZ

    2013-11-01

    Full Text Available Buscando comprender las formas de transmisión del conocimiento musical en la investigación de mi tesis doctoral en Historia de la Educación, deparé en una cuestión relativa a la circulación internacional del conocimiento expert. En este artículo, centrado en el período que va de 1901 a 1930, he subrayado la diferencia entre una red de enseñanza que se estipuló simultáneamente para todos y solamente para algunos. Paralelamente, a través de la extensión del canto de coro en las escuelas primarias y su posterior introducción en los currículos de la secundaria, el Estado apuntaba directamente a la masificación de la educación musical —conseguida después de estas fechas— e impedía al mismo tiempo la expansión de la enseñanza vocacional, limitada a una minoría. Así, y basándome en un inventario de las monografías publicadas en Portugal durante este período, he desarrollado un análisis que revela una circulación muy limitada, minoritaria, y restringida a las cotas altas de la élite musical, quedando el resto pendiente de estrategias personales para la adquisición de este conocimiento.

  5. Despesa e redistribuição na segurança social em Portugal : análise da reforma de 2007

    Carolo, Daniel Fernando

    2015-01-01

    Tese de doutoramento, Ciências Sociais (Sociologia Política), Universidade de Lisboa, Instituto de Ciências Sociais, 2015 A presente investigação analisa a Reforma da Segurança Social de 2007 em Portugal, enquadrando-a no contexto da crise e do processo de reforma dos Estados-Providência, para avaliar os seus efeitos, ao nível da sustentabilidade da despesa e da equidade da redistribuição. A singularidade da metodologia desta investigação consiste na tentativa de conciliar a teoria do inst...

  6. Avaliação do desempenho dos serviços de resíduos urbanos em Portugal Performance evaluation of Portuguese solid waste services

    Pedro Simões; Rui Cunha Marques

    2009-01-01

    Os serviços de resíduos urbanos, por funcionarem em regime de monopólio natural, entre outras razões, são caracterizados por reduzidos incentivos à eficiência e inovação. A avaliação do desempenho pode assumir um papel muito relevante para contrariar esta situação. No Portugal Continental, o mercado de resíduos urbanos caracteriza-se por 29 entidades gestoras plurimunicipais do serviço em 'alta’ (transporte, tratamento e recolha diferenciada), enquanto o serviço em 'baixa’ (recolha indiferenc...

  7. El papel de las TIC en el rendimiento de las cadenas de suministro: el caso de las grandes empresas de España y Portugal

    Nicolás Gonzálvez- Gallego; Pedro Soto-Acosta; António Trigo; Francisco José Molina- Castillo; João Varajão

    2010-01-01

    Este artículo analiza las diferencias existentes entre las grandes empresas de España y Portugal en lo referido tanto al uso de las Tecnologías de la Información y la Comunicación (TIC) como a la integración electrónica con los agentes de la cadena de suministro. Estas diferencias se establecen en términos de la capacidad para generar resultados empresariales superiores. Los resultados muestran diferencias entre ambos grupos de empresas y confirman que las empresas españolas deberían persegui...

  8. Estrutura de comunidades de peixes, amostradas por SVSI - sistema de vídeo subaquático iscado, na Costa Sul de Portugal

    Capaz, Juan Carlos Real

    2013-01-01

    Desenvolveu-se um Sistema de Vídeo Submerso Iscado (SVSI) viavelmente adaptado para caracterizar comunidades de peixes do substrato rochoso subtidal (forma não-destrutiva e não-invasiva), entre 5 e 50 metros, na costa sul de Portugal (Algarve). Entre Junho e Julho de 2013, amostraram-se 15 pontos na zona Greta (Praia de Faro), divididos em 3 Amostragens (A1, A2, A3) com isco sardinha, mexilhão e sem isco. Captaram-se foto-sequências de intervalo 1 segundo durante 60 minutos e as imagens resul...

  9. Epidemiologia das alterações comportamentais em cão e gato da consulta de referência em Portugal

    Santos, Maria Isabel Monteiro Macedo Ferreira dos

    2014-01-01

    Dissertação de Mestrado Integrado em Medicina Veterinária, Ciências Veterinárias Para aumentar o conhecimento da casuística do Comportamento Animal em Portugal, é essencial a recolha de elementos epidemiológicos actualizados. Este estudo pretendeu obter a recolha de alguns desses dados, sob a perspectiva dos veterinários especialistas. Concluiu que os casos da espécie canina ultrapassam em grande número os da espécie felina e que o número de cães eutanasiados por motivos com...

  10. A importância da análise espacial na reconstituição da oferta educativa em Portugal

    Rocha, Jorge; Henriques, Cristina

    2014-01-01

    Este trabalho encontra-se inserido no projecto Atlas-Repertório dos Municípios na Educação e na Cultura em Portugal (1820-1986). Como trabalho inicial, assentou na criação de uma base de trabalho, i.e. levantamento da informação para o ano zero (1800). Assim foram geocodificadas, com base no reportório toponímico nacional, todas as escolas existentes no referido ano e foram vectorizadas, recorrendo a informação proveniente de cartografia histórica, as estradas principais existentes na mesma d...

  11. Tradução de Don Juan oder Die Liebe zur Geometrie de Max Frisch e a recepção do autor em Portugal

    Corte-Real, Maria Alexanra Viana de Meneses

    2010-01-01

    O projecto de mestrado Tradução de Don Juan oder Die Liebe zur Geometrie de Max Frisch e a Recepção do Autor em Portugal é composto por duas partes distintas. A primeira parte é dedicada a uma pesquisa da recepção portuguesa do autor. Na segunda parte apresenta-se uma proposta de tradução do drama Don Juan oder Die Liebe zur Geometrie, complementada com uma análise relevante para a tradução que engloba exemplos relevantes.

  12. Perfil, conhecimento e hábitos de consumo de azeite biológico na cidade de Bragança, Portugal

    Ribeiro, Maria Isabel; Fernandes, António; Cabo, Paula; Matos, Alda

    2014-01-01

    Este estudo tem como objetivos conhecer o perfil do consumidor de azeite biológico na cidade de Bragança, Portugal; descrever os seus hábitos de compra e consumo; e, verificar o nível de conhecimento sobre este produto. Para atingir estes objetivos, desenvolveu-se um estudo transversal, quantitativo, observacional e descritivo, tendo os dados sido recolhidos através de um questionário aplicado, diretamente, à população da cidade de Bragança, durante o 1º semestre de 2013. Posteriormente, ...

  13. Profesores y escuelas: la imagen social de los profesores de la enseñanza básica en Portugal

    Bonifácio, Evangelina

    2013-01-01

    El presente trabajo ha buscado evidenciar los factores que desafían la profesionalidad docente y que influyen en la imagen social de la profesión, teniendo en referencia la situación de los profesores de la enseñanza básica en el Portugal contemporáneo. Se ha tentado entender en qué medida las transformaciones sociales se han reflejado en la escuela portuguesa y en el paradigma de desempeño de los profesores. Para qué nuevos papeles, nuevas responsabilidades, nuevas relaciones sociales, ¿...

  14. Avaliação da qualidade da água das ribeiras Odelouca, Odeleite e Foupana (Algarve, Portugal): uso de macroinvertebrados bentónicos como bioindicadores

    Máximo, Isa Brioso

    2009-01-01

    São várias as perturbações antropogénicas que afectam os rios e as ribeiras em Portugal, razão pela qual é urgente a implementação de medidas que visem a sua protecção. Neste contexto, foi criada em 2000 a directiva quadro da água (DQA) que visa atingir o bom estado das massas de água até 2015. Este trabalho teve como objectivos: contribuir para o conhecimento da comunidade de macroinvertebrados nas ribeiras do Algarve; verificar a existência de diferenças na comunidade de macr...

  15. Monitorização ecotoxicológica da qualidade da água da ribeira do Portelo (NE de Portugal)

    Parada, Maria João Cavalheiro

    2012-01-01

    De janeiro de 2011 a julho de 2012, procedeu-se à monitorização de curto-médio prazo dos potenciais impactos ambientais resultantes da entrada, em dezembro de 2009, duma grande quantidade de sedimentos na ribeira do Portelo, localizada no Parque Natural de Montesinho (Nordeste de Portugal). Para avaliar os efeitos, realizaram-se amostragens sazonais (no ano de 2011) e mensais (no ano de 2012) em oito locais distribuídos ao longo de 20 Km que separam o local do colapso numa linha de água da ri...

  16. The Role of Portugal in the International Context

    Pablo Antonio Fernández Sánchez

    2000-12-01

    Full Text Available A year ago, Portugal celebrated the twenty-fifth anniversary of the so-called Revolution of the Carnations, which marked the beginning of an unstoppable process of democratization and the ensuing full incorporation of Portugal into the institutionalized international community. The Portugal’s opting for orderly decolonialization and full integration into the world of international law has twice brought it a non-permanent seat on the United Nations Security Council and also the Presidency of the UN General Assembly. In the area of security and defense, Portugal began an unprecedented change of course. Its traditional alliance with NATO has been strengthened by new strategic concepts and by its incorporation into new peacekeeping and international security programs in organizations such as the UN, the Western European Union, the OSCE, and even withinthe framework of the European Union where it participates quite actively in accordance with its level in relation to the other members. Also analyzed are the process of incorporation into Community institutions and its direct, precise participation in the evolution they have followed in recent years, with it now being fully integrated into all the areas of regional integration from the "eurozone” to the Schengen framework. The article also points out the gains this very rational choice has brought. Finally, the changes that have come about in bilateral relations with Spain are analyzed.

  17. Chewing lice (Phthiraptera) from wild birds in southern Portugal.

    Tomás, André; Palma, Ricardo L; Rebelo, Maria Teresa; da Fonseca, Isabel Pereira

    2016-06-01

    This study was carried out to determine chewing louse species of wild birds in the Ria Formosa Natural Park, located in southern Portugal. In addition, the hypothesis that bird age, avian migration and social behaviour have an impact on the louse prevalence was tested. Between September and December of 2013, 122 birds (belonging to 10 orders, 19 families, 31 genera and 35 species) captured in scientific ringing sessions and admitted to the Wildlife Rehabilitation and Investigation Centre of Ria Formosa were examined for lice. Twenty-six (21.3%) birds were found to be infested with at least one chewing louse species. The chewing lice identified include 18 species. Colonial birds (34.9%) and migratory birds (29.5%) had statistically significant higher prevalence than territorial birds (6.8%) and resident birds (13.1%), respectively. This paper records 17 louse species for the first time in southern Portugal: Laemobothrion maximum, Laemobothrion vulturis, Actornithophilus piceus lari, Actornithophilus umbrinus, Austromenopon lutescens, Colpocephalum heterosoma, Colpocephalum turbinatum, Eidmanniella pustulosa, Nosopon casteli, Pectinopygus bassani, Pseudomenopon pilosum, Trinoton femoratum, Trinoton querquedulae, Craspedorrhynchus platystomus, Degeeriella fulva, Falcolipeurus quadripustulatus, Lunaceps schismatus. Also a nymph of the genus Strigiphilus was collected from a Eurasian eagle-owl. These findings contribute to the knowledge of avian chewing lice from important birds areas in Portugal. PMID:26899014

  18. Taxation of Insolvent Companies: Empirical Evidence in Portugal

    Ana Cristina dos Santos Arromba Dinis

    2016-04-01

    Full Text Available This article discusses the issue of taxation of insolvent companies in Portugal, particularly regarding the Portuguese tax on revenue of legal entities (IRC. For this purpose, first, some considerations on the legal framework of insolvent companies are woven and, second, their tax regime is analyzed. Then, a brief review of the main studies that, in the international context, analyze and debate major issues derived from the tax regime of insolvent companies is conducted, particularly in Brazil, Spain, United States, and Italy. Finally, there are the results of an empirical study conducted in Portugal, in 2013, which evaluates and compares the opinions of insolvency administrators (IA, the tax and customs authority (TA, and court magistrates (CM, in order to contribute to a better solution concerning business taxation under this regime. Respondents (IA, TA, CM demonstrate objective thinking about the fact they believe it is very important that the Portuguese Code of Insolvency and Business Recovery (CIRE and the Portuguese Code of Tax on Revenue of Legal Entities (CIRC are modified, now to make clear whether the settlement of property ownership of an insolvent estate is liable to the IRC, then to assign a chapter specifically devoted to the subject of taxation on insolvency in Portugal.

  19. How to achieve a 100% RES electricity supply for Portugal?

    Portugal is a country with an energy system highly dependent on oil and gas imports. Imports of oil and gas accounted for 85% of the country's requirements in 2005 and 86% in 2006. Meanwhile, the share of renewable energy sources (RES) in the total primary energy consumption was only 14% in 2006. When focusing only on electricity production, the situation is somewhat better. The share of RES in gross electricity production varies between 20% and 35% and is dependent on the hydropower production in wet and dry years. This paper presents, on a national scale, Portugal's energy system planning and technical solutions for achieving 100% RES electricity production. Planning was based on hourly energy balance and use of H2RES software. The H2RES model provides the ability to integrate various types of storages into energy systems in order to increase penetration of the intermittent renewable energy sources or to achieve a 100% renewable island, region or country. The paper also represents a stepping-stone for studies offering wider possibilities in matching and satisfying electricity supply in Portugal with potential renewable energy sources. Special attention has been given to intermittent sources such as wind, solar and ocean waves that can be coupled to appropriate energy storage systems charged with surplus amounts of produced electricity. The storage systems also decrease installed power requirements for generating units. Consequently, these storages will assist in avoiding unnecessary rejection of renewable potential and reaching a sufficient security of energy supply. (author)

  20. Contribution of natural gas for sustainable development in Portugal

    Manuela Sarmento

    2010-09-01

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    Portugal has strongly limited domestic energy resources, since imports almost 90% of its energy needs and its energy production is totally from renewable energy sources. The addition of natural gas to the Portuguese energy mix in 1997 helped to diversify Portugal’s energy sources and is a contribution to the mitigation of environmental problems. In 1997 also ceased the production and use of domestic coal. In fact, Portugal is working to reduce the growth in energy use and CO2 emissions, in order to follow the Kyoto Protocol. This measure can be linked to environmental sustainability policies, creating the opportunity for new business to appear. Natural gas, in some applications, can substitute the electricity, implying a decrease in price. Security of gas supply is an important issue, since Portugal depends mainly on a single supplier. This paper aims at analysing the emerging gas market, (threats and opportunities, its evolution andcomparison with other OECD countries.

  1. Modelação espacial do risco de ignição em Portugal Continental

    Catry, Filipe Xavier

    2007-01-01

    Dissertação apresentada como requisito parcial para obtenção do grau de Mestre em Ciência e Sistemas de Informação Geográfica Portugal regista actualmente a densidade mais elevada de focos de incêndio entre os países do sul da Europa Mediterrânica. A capacidade de prever a ocorrência de ignições pode constituir um importante instrumento, auxiliando os gestores na definição de prioridades entre áreas com risco de propagação idêntico, e proporcionando uma melhor eficácia na distr...

  2. Impacto da rede de distribuição eléctrica nas aves selvagens em Portugal

    Neves, João Pedro Dâmaso

    2010-01-01

    A interacção das populações de aves selvagens de Portugal com a rede de distribuição de energia eléctrica foi avaliada entre 2003 e 2008, com o objectivo principal de contribuir para compatibilizar o serviço de fornecimento de energia e a conservação. Foi realizada uma caracterização global dos impactos da colisão e da electrocussão, tendo em conta as tipologias de linhas, os habitats atravessados e a época do ano das amostragens. Foi também feita uma avaliação da eficáci...

  3. Caryospora peneireiroi n. sp. (Apicomplexa: Eimeriidae) in the common kestrel, Falco tinnunculus (Falconiformes: Falconidae), in mainland Portugal.

    Cardozo, Sergian Vianna; Berto, Bruno Pereira; Caetano, Inês; Maniero, Viviane Camara; Fonseca, Isabel Pereira da; Lopes, Carlos Wilson Gomes

    2016-06-01

    The common kestrel Falco tinnunculus Linnaeus, 1758, is a widespread raptor, native in Europe, Asia and Africa, and vagrant in the Americas. In the current work, 27 fecal samples were collected from common kestrels kept in the Lisbon Center for Wild Animal Recovery, located at Monsanto Forest Park, Lisbon, Portugal. Five (19%) of them were found to be passing an undescribed species of Caryospora in their feces. The oocysts of Caryospora peneireiroi n. sp. were ellipsoidal with a bilayered wall and measured 47.1 × 37.6 µm with a shape index of 1.25. No micropyle, oocyst residuum or polar granule was present. The sporocysts were subspherical, measuring 25.1 × 24.3 µm. Stieda, sub-Stieda and para-Stieda bodies were absent. The sporocyst residuum was composed of many homogenous globules scattered throughout the periphery of the sporocyst. This is the fourth caryosporan species reported from F. tinnunculus. PMID:27334821

  4. Caryospora peneireiroi n. sp. (Apicomplexa: Eimeriidae in the common kestrel, Falco tinnunculus (Falconiformes: Falconidae, in mainland Portugal

    Sergian Vianna Cardozo

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Abstract The common kestrel Falco tinnunculus Linnaeus, 1758, is a widespread raptor, native in Europe, Asia and Africa, and vagrant in the Americas. In the current work, 27 fecal samples were collected from common kestrels kept in the Lisbon Center for Wild Animal Recovery, located at Monsanto Forest Park, Lisbon, Portugal. Five (19% of them were found to be passing an undescribed species of Caryospora in their feces. The oocysts of Caryospora peneireiroi n. sp. were ellipsoidal with a bilayered wall and measured 47.1 × 37.6 µm with a shape index of 1.25. No micropyle, oocyst residuum or polar granule was present. The sporocysts were subspherical, measuring 25.1 × 24.3 µm. Stieda, sub-Stieda and para-Stieda bodies were absent. The sporocyst residuum was composed of many homogenous globules scattered throughout the periphery of the sporocyst. This is the fourth caryosporan species reported from F. tinnunculus.

  5. Estudo observacional transversal de parasitas em cães errantes no concelho de Vila Franca de Xira, Portugal

    Santos, João Pedro Gibert Alvarez Bettencourt dos

    2014-01-01

    Os animais errantes são uma população particularmente importante em medicina veterinária, permitindo a manutenção dos agentes no biótopo e a dispersão para áreas não endémicas. Esta população tem vindo a aumentar, por todo o mundo, sendo fácil o seu contacto, quer directo quer indirecto com o Homem. Este trabalho foi elaborado com a intenção de pesquisar parasitas de vários órgãos, sistemas e localizações, na população de cães errantes do concelho de Vila Franca de Xira, Portugal, utilizan...

  6. Propriedade e a moradia na regularização fundiária: Brasil e Portugal

    Holz, Sheila

    2009-01-01

    O presente trabalho propõe-se a analisar a proteção jurídica do direito fundamental à propriedade e à moradia/habitação nas regularizações fundiárias no Brasil e em Portugal, através dos instrumentos jurídicos existentes para a regularização de suas áreas ilegais e irregulares. A moradia/habitação e a propriedade são direitos humanos, constitucionalizados nas Constituições brasileira e portuguesa como direitos fundamentais que devem ser garantidos a todos os cidadãos. Também nos dois paíse...

  7. A aplicação da ISSO14001 em Portugal e consequente relevância da auditoria interna

    Gomes, João António Marinheiro

    2015-01-01

    A aplicação da NP EN ISO 14001:2012, em Portugal, tem vindo a ser de fundamental importância para todas as organizações e atividades económicas, pelo que se entende adequado basear esta dissertação numa avaliação da aplicação da ISO 14001, por sector de atividade, distrito, região e dimensão das organizações e verificar a relevância da auditoria interna. Em consequência disso iniciou-se uma revisão bibliográfica sobre esta temática, efetuou-se uma análise rigorosa à evolução da aplicação a IS...

  8. Dictatorship and revolution: Socio-political reconstructions of collective memory in post-authoritarian Portugal

    Loff, Manuel

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available This article inserts itself into larger discussions regarding post-dictatorship memory politics in Portugal and comparative studies of similar histories of violence in Europe, particularly examinations of National-Socialism, Nazism and the Holocaust, as well as comparative studies of twentieth-century fascist dictatorships in the Iberian peninsula. In spite of the revolutionary, radical nature of the Portuguese democratisation process, studies conducted during the last four decades on the social and political (reconstructions of memory regarding the Portuguese dictatorship (1926-1974 have demonstrated that state policies regarding the past have depicted the dictatorship as one that is very similar to events in countries where the process of democratic transition was actually quite different from that of Portugal. Right-wing groups and those who self-describe as “victims” of processes of decolonisation that occurred between 1974 and 1975 have established a pattern of public debate that leaves no room for discussing the dictatorship without also referring to the 1974-1975 Revolution. This mode of debate seems to suggest that these two periods of history are indicative of a global regime phenomenon and that both the processes of decolonisation and revolution affected Portuguese society in similar ways. This paper attempts to complicate these narratives in order to question the democratic forms that emerged after the Revolution and to compare it to Salazar’s dictatorial regime.Este artículo se encuadra en una discusión más amplia sobre las políticas de la memoria de la posdictadura salazarista en Portugal, y en estudios comparados sobre historias semejantes de violencia en Europa, especialmente las relativas al nacional-socialismo, el nazismo y el Holocausto. También se refiere a los estudios comparados sobre las dictaduras fascistas en la Península Ibérica. A pesar de la naturaleza revolucionaria y radical del proceso de democratizaci

  9. Terceiro trimestre de gravidez: conhecimentos para o nascimento. Resultados preliminares.

    Azevedo, Ana; Gomes, Maria José; Galvão, Ana Maria

    2013-01-01

    A gravidez é um período na vida da mulher em que esta se encontra ávida de saber, para se preparar física, psicológica e socialmente para o parto e para a maternidade. Esta é entendida pelos investigadores como uma fase de intensa aprendizagem. Os Enfermeiros Especialistas de Saúde Materna e Obstétrica em Portugal nos cursos de preparação para o nascimento acompanham a grávida e ministram-lhe a formação adequada que lhes permita vivenciar de forma equilibrada e saudável este período da sua...

  10. As associações das comunidades migrantes em Portugal e a sua participação no desenvolvimento do país de origem: o caso guineense

    Có, João Ribeiro Butiam

    2004-01-01

    Este trabalho visa realçar o contributo das "Associações das Comunidades Migrantes" guineenses em Portugal (ACM) para o desenvolvimento dos seus locais ou país de origem. Essa realidade pouco conhecida pelas entidades do país de acolhimento e, às vezes, desprezada pelas entidades do país de origem, constitui ao longo dos anos mais que uma ajuda pontual ou forma de sobrevivência da família/familiares dos migrantes, tendo contribuído também para o desenvolvimento do país de origem. As conclusõe...

  11. Population mobility and the changing epidemics of HIV-2 in Portugal

    Carvalho, A C; Valadas, E; França, L;

    2012-01-01

    Portugal is the European country with the highest frequency of HIV-2 infection, which is mainly concentrated in West Africa. The cumulative number of notified HIV-2 infections in Portugal was 1813 by the end of December 2008. To better characterize the dynamics of HIV-2 infection in the country a...

  12. Epidemiological review of Toxoplasma gondii infection in humans and animals in Portugal

    Toxoplasmosis is a worldwide zoonosis. However, data from Portugal are limited and a considerable part of the literature is in Portuguese. Currently, the rate of congenital infection in Portugal is unknown, and almost nothing is known of sequelae of congenital toxoplasmosis. There is no general popu...

  13. Reverse FDI in Europe: An Analysis of Angola’s FDI in Portugal

    Carlos P. Barros; Bruno Damásio; João R. Faria

    2011-01-01

    This paper analyses investment from Angola in Portugal. An open economy model with money laundering is proposed and then tested with a time series Bayesian regression. The result reveals that exports and corruption are the positive determinants of Angola FDI in Portugal. Policy implications are derived.

  14. Assessing International Product Design and Development Graduate Courses: The MIT-Portugal Program

    Dori, Yehudit Judy; Silva, Arlindo

    2010-01-01

    The Product Design and Development (PDD) course is part of the graduate curriculum in the Engineering Design and Advanced Manufacturing (EDAM) study in the MIT-Portugal Program. The research participants included about 110 students from MIT, EDAM, and two universities in Portugal, Instituto Superior Técnico-Universidade Técnica de Lisboa (IST) and…

  15. España y Portugal ante la Segunda Guerra Mundial desde 1939 a 1942

    Gómez de las Heras Hernández, María Soledad

    1994-01-01

    Igual que con otros países europeos la España Nacional gestó su amistad con Portugal durante la guerra civil. Si Italia y Alemania eran grandes potencias llamadas a tener un papel estelar en la contienda que se avecinaba, Portugal, por su unidad ide

  16. First records of crocodyle and pterosaur tracks in the Upper Jurassic of Portugal

    Mateus, Octavio; Milàn, Jesper

    2010-01-01

    The Upper Jurassic of Portugal has a rich vertebrate fauna well documented from both body and trace fossils. Although the occurrence of crocodyles and pterosaurs is well documented from body fossils, trace fossils from both groups were unknown until now. Here we describe an isolated crocodyle...... Late Jurassic vertebrate fauna of Portugal....

  17. Kolmas vaatus Euroopa võlakriisis - Portugal. Oht Portugali mainel / Sirje Rank

    Rank, Sirje, 1966-

    2011-01-01

    Portugal kavatseb läbi viia riigivõlakirjade emissiooni, samas müüvad teisedki riigid lähiajal võlakirju, mille riskiaste on väiksem. Portugal eitab väidet, nagu oleks Saksamaa ja Prantsusmaa survestanud teda Euroopa kriisifondist abi küsima

  18. Developmental Dyslexia: Perspectives on Teacher Training and Learning Disabilities in Portugal

    Carvalhais, Lenia; da Silva, Carlos Fernandes

    2010-01-01

    The focus of this study was to explore primary teachers' attitudes and perceptions toward their training experiences, instructional practices, and supports received in their schools toward working with students with dyslexia in Portugal. Primary school teachers from the centre of Portugal, working with children between the first and fourth grades,…

  19. Maculinea alcon exploits Myrmica aloba in Portugal

    Arnaldo, P.S.; Wynhoff, I.; Soares, P.;

    2011-01-01

    Larvae of the obligate myrmecophilous social parasite Maculinea alcon (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae) were found exclusively using Myrmica aloba (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) ant hosts in NE-Portugal. This is the first record of the host ant usage of any Maculinea species in Portugal, and of any Maculinea...

  20. Morfologia e Crescimento dos 6 aos 10 anos de idade em Viana do Castelo, Portugal

    Luis Paulo Rodrigues

    2008-09-01

    Full Text Available Ao longo de quatro anos, o Estudo Morfofuncional da Criança Vianense observou 1911 crianças entre os 6e os 10 anos de idade, resultando em 4064 observações individuais(2054 de raparigas, 2006 de rapazes.Os resultados encontrados nos indicadores morfológicos simples(altura, peso, pregas adiposas, diâmetros ósseos e perímetros muscularese no somatótipo, são descritos normativamente (valores percentílicose comparados com outros estudos nacionais e internacionais. As crianças vianenses demonstraram possuir uma estatura média ligeiramente superior às reportadas nos estudos portugueses e um ritmo de crescimento diferente das norte-americanas; peso semelhante ao das congéneres nacionais mas inferior ao das EUA; valores de pregas adiposas geralmente inferiores aos encontrados em Portugal e EUA; perímetros musculares e diâmetros ósseos semelhantes aos seus pares portugueses; e uma tendência para o aumento, com a idade, do ectomorfismo nos rapazes e do endomorfismo em ambos os sexos. Este panorama parece indicar que as crianças vianenses apresentam características de aptidão morfologia que estão longe de espelhar as preocupações internacionais nesta matéria.

  1. RELATO DE SUSTENTABILIDADE DE EMPRESAS DA CONSTRUÇÃO CIVIL EM PORTUGAL E ESPANHA

    Dina da Costa Caetano

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available O relatório de sustentabilidade é a prática de medir e divulgar através de um relatório, o desempenho económico, social e ambiental de uma organização empresarial. O processo de divulgação é voluntário, no entanto verifica-se um gradual crescimento na divulgação desta informação. Este estudo pretende caracterizar as práticas de divulgação de sustentabilidade no setor da construção civil em Portugal e em Espanha referente aos anos de 2009 a 2011 que efetuem relatório de sustentabilidade de acordo com a estrutura de divulgação da Global Reporting Initiative. Para recolha dos dados necessários ao estudo utilizou-se a análise de conteúdo. Analisou-se então, os relatórios e contas e relatórios de sustentabilidade da população em estudo.

  2. A vulnerabilidade social aos perigos naturais e tecnológicos em Portugal

    José Manuel Mendes

    2012-05-01

    Full Text Available Neste artigo apresenta‑se um novo modelo de análise da vulnerabilidade social aos perigos naturais e tecnológicos. O índice utilizado nesta análise permite a estruturação da avaliação da vulnerabilidade em duas dimensões: as vulnerabilidades das populações e comunidades (criticidade e a vulnerabilidade territorial (capacidade de suporte, os quais reflectem a exposição ou a vulnerabilidade biofísica, a resiliência social e a capacidade de suporte infraestrutural. Este novo índice de vulnerabilidade social é aplicado ao sistema territorial de Portugal continental, tendo por base a escala municipal e submunicipal, apreendendo a resiliência social dos indivíduos, dos grupos e das comunidades face a acontecimentos extremos. Os resultados obtidos evidenciam o papel crucial da escala na análise dos processos relacionados com a vulnerabilidade social. Propõe‑se que a cartografia das áreas e dos grupos mais vulneráveis, bem como a identificação dos factores desencadeantes, podem constituir um contributo relevante para os programas de ordenamento e de planeamento destinados a mitigar os riscos e as vulnerabilidades do território.

  3. AS ORDENAÇÕES AFONSINAS E OS JUDEUS EM PORTUGAL

    Rosana de Melo Louro

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho utilizou como fonte primária as leis contidas nas Ordenações Afonsinas concernentes aos judeus e, assim, pretendeu-se compreender como se configurava a situação destes no reino português a partir das disposições contidas naquelas, uma vez que abarcavam leis de regulamentação específica ao povo mosaico. A problemática empregue nesta pesquisa teve como fulcro as políticas de afirmação régia e como estas se valiam das leis criadas e/ou ratificadas na compilação, para auxiliar no intuito da centralização do poder. Como o tema da pesquisa restringiu-se aos judeus em Portugal, buscou-se analisar a fonte com o olhar direcionado à problemática supracitada, sem deixar de lado as considerações relacionadas à condição de minoria religiosa daquele povo, já que por esse motivo formavam uma comuna independente estruturalmente das comunas cristãs e, portanto, também interagiam nas linhas de força entre a dinâmica social do poder local das comunas e o poder centralizador dos monarcas.

  4. O OFÍCIO DA PINTURA EM PORTUGAL E O PROJETO DA ACADEMIA DE PINTURA

    Raquel Quinet Pifano

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available O presente artigo aborda o processo de reconhecimento do estatuto teórico das artes visuais e a consequente transformação do estatuto social do artista na Europa a partir do século XV. A formulação inédita de uma teoria da arte fundamentará tal processo e justificará a criação da Academia de Desenho em Florença no século XVI. A partir daí, muitas academias serão fundadas na Europa, consolidando paulatinamente a institucionalização da arte da pintura, escultura e arquitetura como artes liberais. Embora Portugal não se mantenha à margem deste processo, precisou esperar a dissolução do sistema de organização dos ofícios mecânicos em corporações para então fundar uma Academia de Belas Artes. Reflete-se aqui sobre o processo português de liberalização da arte: as relações entre a prática efetiva da pintura, a teoria da arte e o projeto de uma Academia de Pintura proposto pelo pintor Cyrillo Volkmar Machado.

  5. Dinâmicas atuais da enfermagem em Portugal: a representação dos enfermeiros Dinámicas actuales de la enfermeria en Portugal: la representación de los enfermeros Current dynamics of nursing in Portugal: nurses' representations

    Felismina Rosa Parreira Mendes

    2010-04-01

    Full Text Available Trata-se de pesquisa qualitativa, com o objetivo de identificar as representações dos enfermeiros acerca das dinâmicas atuais da profissão, os marcos de sua evolução e as perspectivas futuras, realizada com vinte enfermeiros de Évora-Portugal, em abril/ maio de 2009, através de testemunhos narrativos. A formação ao longo dos anos e a Ordem dos Enfermeiros foram representadas como pilares centrais na construção da identidade profissional. A autonomia integra o cotidiano de cuidados, mas as questões hegemônicas de poder na equipe de saúde continuam a pautar a atuação dos enfermeiros e a balizar o seu auto e heterorreconhecimento profissional e social. As perspectivas futuras se direcionam para a empregabilidade, carreira e se consubstanciam na esperança de uns e na incerteza de outros.Se trata de pesquisa cualitativa con el objeto de identificar las representaciones de los enfermeros sobre las dinámicas actuales de la profesión, los hitos de su evolución y las perspectivas futuras, realizadas con veinte enfermeros de Évora en Portugal entre los meses de abril y mayo de 2009, por medio de declaraciones. La formación a lo largo de los años y la Orden de los Enfermeros fueron mostrados como pilares principales en la construcción de la identidad profesional. La autonomía integra los cuidados diarios, así como las cuestiones de hegemonía de poder en el equipo de salud que continúan a balizar la actuación de los enfermeros y a nortear su auto y heteroreconocimiento profesional y social. Las perspectivas futuras se direccionan para la empregabilidad, carrera y se consustancian en la esperanza de unos y la incertidumbre de otros.This research study, with a qualitative approach was carried out aiming to identify nurses' representation on current professional dynamics, evolutionary landmarks and the future outlook for Portuguese nursing with twenty nurses from Évora, Portugal, in April / May of 2009, through narrative

  6. A dissecação como ferramenta pedagógica no ensino da Anatomia em Portugal

    Carlos Marques Pontinha

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Ao longo da História, a importância da utilização de cadáveres humanos para o ensino e investigação não tem sido consensual. No passado, a obtenção dos cadáveres indispensáveis ao ensino passou pelo recurso a cadáveres de reclusos, de não reclamados e ao roubo e/ou compra. Para além da inadmissibilidade ética e jurídica destas soluções, estas revelaram-se insuficientes para as necessidades das escolas médicas. Nas últimas décadas, a consciência global da legitimidade da doação de cadáveres foi-se intensificando, considerando-se, hoje, a forma digna de colmatar essa falta. Neste artigo realizou-se uma revisão da literatura com o objetivo de se fazer uma resenha histórica, jurídica e pedagógica sobre a importância da utilização de cadáveres humanos no ensino da Anatomia Humana nos cursos de Medicina, incluindo em Portugal, nomeadamente pelo recurso à dissecação cadavérica em complementaridade com outras ferramentas pedagógicas.

  7. Stimuli given to pedagogical experiences and textbook production during the Modern Mathematics Period: the Brazil-Portugal context Estímulos dados às Experiências Pedagógicas e à Produção de Livros Didáticos no Período da Matemática Moderna: contexto Brasil-Portugal

    Gladys Denise Wielewski

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available In the Twentieth century, school mathematics became the focus of attention in national and international congresses, pointing to the need to rethink its teaching methodology. The discussion around the theme extended and resulted, in the late 1950’s, in the development of a proposal for the internationalization of the mathematics teaching methodology, involving organizations such as UNESCO and OECE. The OECE developed recommendations for the implementation of modern mathematics (MM. These recommendations were disseminated and resignified in many different countries.Based on some of the OECE’s recommendations, we seek to identify how they were operationalized in Brazil and Portugal. The question is: What did experiences with the MM and the publication of textbooks represent in these countries? Therefore, we used the bibliography about MM, official documents found in the historical archives of Portugal, and an interview with a Modernization of Mathematics Period participant. Keywords: Modern Mathematics. Pedagogical Experience. Comparative Historical Research.No século XX, a matemática escolar tornou-se foco de atenção em congressos nacionais e internacionais, evidenciando uma necessidade de se repensar seu ensino. A discussão ampliou-se e resultou, no final da década de 1950, na elaboração de uma proposta de internacionalização do ensino de Matemática, contando com o envolvimento de órgãos como UNESCO e OECE. A OECE propiciou a elaboração de recomendações para a implantação da Matemática Moderna (MM. Essas recomendações foram divulgadas e ressignificadas em diversos países. Pretendemos, a partir de algumas das recomendações da OECE, identificar como estas foram operacionalizadas, tendo como referência Brasil e Portugal. Pergunta-se: o que representou a realização de experiências com a MM e a publicação de livros didáticos nestes países? Para tanto, utilizamos produção bibliográfica sobre MM, documentos

  8. Drought and vegetation stress monitoring in Portugal using satellite data

    C. Gouveia

    2009-02-01

    Full Text Available Remote sensed information on vegetation and soil moisture, namely the Normalised Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI and the Soil Water Index (SWI, is employed to monitor the spatial extent, severity and persistence of drought episodes over Continental Portugal, from 1999 to 2006. The severity of a given drought episode is assessed by evaluating the cumulative impact over time of drought conditions on vegetation. Special attention is given to the drought episodes that have occurred in the last decade, i.e., 1999, 2002 and particularly the major event of 2005. During both the 1999 and 2005 drought episodes negative anomalies of NDVI are observed over large sectors of Southern Portugal for up to nine months (out of eleven of the vegetative cycle. On the contrary, the 2002 event was characterized by negative anomalies in the northern half of Portugal and for a shorter period (eight out of eleven months. The impact of soil moisture on vegetation dynamics is evaluated by analyzing monthly anomalies of SWI and by studying the annual cycle of SWI vs. NDVI. While in the case of the drought episode of 1999 the scarcity of water in the soil persisted until spring, in the recent episode of 2005 the deficit in greenness was already apparent at the end of summer. The impact of dry periods on vegetation is clearly observed in both arable land and forest, and it is found that arable land presents a higher sensitivity. From an operational point of view, obtained results reveal the possibility of using the developed methodology to monitor, in quasi real-time, vegetation stress and droughts in Mediterranean ecosystems.

  9. Drought and vegetation stress monitoring in Portugal using satellite data

    Gouveia, C.; Trigo, R. M.; Dacamara, C. C.

    2009-02-01

    Remote sensed information on vegetation and soil moisture, namely the Normalised Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) and the Soil Water Index (SWI), is employed to monitor the spatial extent, severity and persistence of drought episodes over Continental Portugal, from 1999 to 2006. The severity of a given drought episode is assessed by evaluating the cumulative impact over time of drought conditions on vegetation. Special attention is given to the drought episodes that have occurred in the last decade, i.e., 1999, 2002 and particularly the major event of 2005. During both the 1999 and 2005 drought episodes negative anomalies of NDVI are observed over large sectors of Southern Portugal for up to nine months (out of eleven) of the vegetative cycle. On the contrary, the 2002 event was characterized by negative anomalies in the northern half of Portugal and for a shorter period (eight out of eleven months). The impact of soil moisture on vegetation dynamics is evaluated by analyzing monthly anomalies of SWI and by studying the annual cycle of SWI vs. NDVI. While in the case of the drought episode of 1999 the scarcity of water in the soil persisted until spring, in the recent episode of 2005 the deficit in greenness was already apparent at the end of summer. The impact of dry periods on vegetation is clearly observed in both arable land and forest, and it is found that arable land presents a higher sensitivity. From an operational point of view, obtained results reveal the possibility of using the developed methodology to monitor, in quasi real-time, vegetation stress and droughts in Mediterranean ecosystems.

  10. The Ançã limestones, Coimbra, Portugal

    Quinta-Ferreira, Mário; Gil Catarino, Lídia; Delgado Rodrigues, José

    2016-04-01

    Ançã is located in the Lusitanian Basin (western Meso-Cenozoic sedimentary basin), in the municipality of Cantanhede, close to Coimbra, Portugal. This constitutes the northernmost Dogger (Bajocian) limestone sequence in Portugal. The use of the Ançã limestones is documented since the Roman occupation of the Iberian Peninsula. It was used for the construction of houses, palaces, churches, fine sculptures, carving, paving and for the production of lime. These limestones vary from white and very soft varieties, with very high porosity used for sculpture and carving to white and hard varieties used for masonry and as aggregates and to white to bluish with low porosity and high strength varieties, mainly used for paving. The softer and whiter variety is worldwide known as Ançã Stone (Pedra de Ançã) exhibiting a porosity of 26-29 %. It became famous after being largely used by Coimbra most famous Renaissance sculptors like João de Ruão and Nicolau de Chanterenne. The Pedra de Ançã was used mainly in the region of Coimbra, but also in several other places in Portugal, in Santiago de Compostela, Spain, and Brazil. Some examples of heritage in Coimbra using the Pedra de Ançã are the renaissance portal of the Saint Cross Church, the tombs of the first two Portuguese kings located in this church, the altar of the Saint Cross Church or of the Old Cathedral, or in sculptures at the University of Coimbra. It is quite prone to deteriorate when exposed to atmospheric agents and to soluble salts, mainly due to its high porosity. Deteriorated surfaces needing treatment constitute difficult conservation problems, especially when consolidation and protection treatments are required. The less porous varieties of the Ançã limestones (UNESCO Word Heritage, where Ançã limestones, including the Pedra de Ançã, were extensively used.

  11. Evolution of upwelling fronts off the coast of Portugal

    1994-01-01

    We have analyzed the spatial and temporal variability of chlorophyll in the Atlantic Ocean off the Portugal coast using satellite imagery from 1979 to 1986 in conjunction with wind data. The spatial patterns in the imagery show the typical inshore-offshore and east-west gradients, while the temporal patterns show seasonal high winter values and low summer values. In the satellite imagery for the period 1979-1986, stable mesoscale and large scale patterns recurred despite interannual differences in absolute satellite-derived pigment concentrations.

  12. Modelos de ensino superior militar de Portugal e Espanha

    Barreira, João, 1964-

    2013-01-01

    Sabemos que nos últimos 30 anos o Ensino Superior Militar (ESM) seguiu um percurso de convergência com o sistema de ensino superior nacional e, mais tarde, no sentido da acreditação internacional, seguindo as diretivas e critérios estabelecidos pelo processo de Bolonha. Por sua vez, Espanha também optou por seguir os critérios estabelecidos pelo processo de Bolonha, mas num caminho diferente do escolhido por Portugal. É neste sentido que o presente estudo visa analisar a exequibilidade de ...

  13. Social competence and academic achievement in immigrant adolescents in Portugal

    Guimarães, Sofia; Lemos, Ida; Nunes, Cristina

    2012-01-01

    El objetivo del presente estudio fue el de evaluar la relación entre las competencias sociales, el desempeño académico y una serie de características familiares en una muestra de 98 adolescentes inmigrantes de la región del Algarve (Portugal). Se utilizó el Self-report Form del Social Skills Rating System y se recogieron datos sobre el desempeño escolar y las variables asociadas a la familia como la situación y cualificación laboral de los padres, el número de años ...

  14. The historical reception: texts about Brazilian Cinema Novo in Portugal

    Regina Gomes

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available This works analyzes the presence of Brazilian Cinema Novo in Portugal, during the 1960s and 1970s, from the review of texts published in magazines and newspapers. Here, those texts are seen as traces of historical reception of films, important for dissemination of the Cinema Novo movement and even legitimacy on Portuguese territory. The analysis of these texts has shown that the excellent reception from the press to Cinema Novo shaped the program of the Portuguese movie criticism that support the ideals of a political and aesthetics avant-garde cinema.

  15. Autoridade Aeronáutica Militar em Portugal

    Machado, Isabel

    2010-01-01

    A 7-Julho-2009 foi publicada a última revisão da Lei de Defesa Nacional e da Lei Orgânica do Ministério da Defesa Nacional, que cria a Autoridade Aeronáutica Nacional (AAN), na dependência directa do Ministro da Defesa Nacional, sendo o Gen. CEMFA, por inerência, Autoridade Aeronáutica Nacional. Esta autoridade foi definida como regulada por legislação própria, legislação essa que ainda não foi aprovada. Esta investigação intitula-se - Autoridade Aeronáutica Militar em Portugal...

  16. Strategic environmental assessment in Tróia (Portugal)

    Melo, João Joanaz de; Andrade, Francisco; Ferreira, M.A.; Gomes, N.; Leitão, P; Pinto, M. J.

    2005-01-01

    Over the last two decades, the Tróia peninsula (SW coast of Portugal) has been designated by the Portuguese authorities both as a protected area and as an area of tourism development. The private investor that took over the tourism developments in Tróia asked the Institute of Marine Research (IMAR) to undertake an SEA, to help frame the design and management of the future resort. SEA results were changed by local/central government decisions, granting “more” than stakeholder/owner’s pro...

  17. The Neogene of the Lower Tagus Basin (Portugal)

    Pais, João

    2010-01-01

    Revista Española de Paleontologia 19 (2), 229-242 The Tertiary Lower Tagus Basin (LTB) occupies a large area in Portugal and constitutes a symmetric basin of the oriental huge Upper Tagus Basin, centered at Madrid (Spain). The LTB was an endorreic basin during the Paleogene. Marine connection occurred at the Lower Aquitanian; at the Lisbon – Setúbal Peninsula region the sedimentation was in the ocean/continent interface, with several changes in the coast line. Apparently, the first mar...

  18. Feminism By Other Means: Reframing The Abortion Debate In Portugal

    Whitten, Margarite J.

    2013-01-01

    On February 11, 2007, Portugal posed a referendum aimed at decriminalizing abortion and making it free on demand during the first ten weeks of pregnancy—the referendum passed. There was a noticeable shift in the arguments of the Yes campaign between the referendums in 1998 and 2007. Feminist discourse was intentionally and explicitly excluded from the 2007 Yes campaign after being blamed for the failure of the first referendum, even though the Yes campaign lost by less than a 1% margin in 199...

  19. A responsabilidade civil das sociedades de advogados em Portugal

    Dias Simões, Fernando

    2008-01-01

    En Portugal, las sociedades de abogados pueden optar por un régimen de responsabilidad limitada o ilimitada. En las sociedades de abogados de responsabilidad limitada solamente la sociedad responde de las deudas sociales, teniendo la sociedad que contratar un seguro de responsabilidad civil. La admisión de este tipo de sociedad, con exclusión de la responsabilidad de los socios, implica una limitación de la responsabilidad por actos del propio deudor en las hipótesis de dolo o ...

  20. Ochratoxin A in Portugal: A Review to Assess Human Exposure

    Sofia C. Duarte

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available In Portugal, the climate, dietary habits, and food contamination levels present the characteristics for higher population susceptibility to ochratoxin A (OTA, one of the known mycotoxins with the greatest public health and agro-economic importance. In this review, following a brief historical insight on OTA research, a summary of the available data on OTA occurrence in food (cereals, bread, wine, meat and biological fluids (blood, urine is made. With this data, an estimation of intake is made to ascertain and update the risk exposure estimation of the Portuguese population, in comparison to previous studies and other populations.

  1. Choosing a university in Portugal: a conceptual model

    Queijo, E.; R Silva; Laureano, R. M. S.

    2013-01-01

    This study, based on the scientific domains of consumer Behavior (decision-making process) and Brand Reputation perception, aims to check if Tourism is the key influencer or only a part of the set of components in the choice of a university in Portugal. The marketing mix (4 Ps) was the strategy chosen for the construction of the model and the parametric tests and the Logit Model are the statistical approaches suggested in this study. The limitations lie in the scarce literature on the subject...

  2. Alcoholismo, suicidio y factores de riesgo en Portugal.

    Elsa Ferreira de Castro; F Pimenta; Martins, I

    1992-01-01

    Se analiza indirectamente la contribución del alcoholismo en el suicidio. Se comparan las tasas de muerte por cirrosis hepática y por suicidio en Portugal y en el distrito de Lisboa, por sexo y profesiones. Las tasas son significativamente más altas en los hombres, los agricultores y en el distrito. Se concluye que el abuso alcohólico puede contribuir al aumento del suicidio. Se argumenta que los hombres sufren de depresión más grave y tienen tasas de suicidio más elevado debido, entre otros ...

  3. The health status of the population in Portugal: an overview

    Cortes, Maria

    2015-01-01

    The health status of the population reflects not only the responsiveness and quality of the health sector, but also the progress that exists in society in economic and social terms. Having a cumulative and intersectoral nature, health is the result of a set of social determinants (e.g., education, income, etc.) and not only of the investment in health care. This paper analyses briefly the course of strategic planning in Portugal, as well as some indicators of the health status of the populati...

  4. [Fever and dry cough in a construction worker from Portugal].

    Wiesli, P; Flepp, M; Greminger, P

    1997-07-30

    A 33-year-old Portugese worker presented with a one-week history of nonproductive cough and fever. A presumptive diagnosis "viral infection of the respiratory tract" was made. However, because of persisting cough and fever further investigations were necessary, and finally Brucella melitensis was isolated in blood cultures. Three months before admission to the hospital the man was dressing the carcasses of a goat in Portugal and consumpted fresh goats milk cheese. Antibiotic therapy with Rifampicin and Trimethoprim/Sulfamethoxazol over 6 weeks improved the signs and symptoms of the infection. PMID:9340710

  5. English as medium of instruction in Finland and in Portugal

    Santos, Ana Sofia Ribeiro dos

    2010-01-01

    Esta tese explora o tema do Inglês como língua de instrução no ensino superior europeu, através da comparação de dois países, Portugal e Finlândia. Duas universidades (a Universidade de Aveiro e a Universidade de Tampere) foram seleccionadas como estudos de caso. A investigação segue uma metodologia qualitativa aplicada às especificidades de um estudo comparativo, e a recolha de dados foi feita através de análise documental, bem como de entrevistas em ambas as instituições. ...

  6. Causes of Deaths in Portugal and Challenges in Prevention

    George, Francisco

    2012-01-01

    In Portugal, the hope of living, in terms of probability, either at birth or at 65 years old, has reached levels that represent huge gains and certainly reflect the successful initiatives developed in many sectors in the last 30 years. In 2008-2010, the average life expectancy at birth was 79.20 years for men and women. By contrast, in 1980, the average life expectancy at birth was 71.78 years. Furthermore, premature mortality, defined as occurring before 70 years of age, expressed as rate, r...

  7. Modelling of water quality in the Alqueva Reservoir, Portugal

    Fontes, Cláudia Lindim

    2011-01-01

    A eutrofização constitui um sério problema ambiental em lagos e albufeiras. A albufeira de Alqueva (Portugal) é a maior albufeira da Europa ocidental e constitui um importante recurso aquático regional. O principal afluente de Alqueva, o rio Guadiana, introduz elevadas cargas de nutrientes na albufeira fazendo com que a eutrofização seja motivo de preocupação nesta albufeira. Apesar da sua importância e problemas, existem poucos estudos científicos sobre a albufeira de Alqueva....

  8. The Bologna Process in Portugal and Poland: A comparative study

    Eduardo Tomé

    2016-04-01

    Full Text Available We analyze the consequences of the introduction of the EU directed Bologna Process in Portuguese and Polish Universities. Specifically, we study how the Bologna Process has impacted in the employment situations of graduates in Portugal and Poland. Concerning methodology, we use available official data on the implementation of the Bologna Process in Poland and Portugal. We have found that the investment in Higher Education (HE stalled in both countries in the years since the implementation of the Bologna Process due to massive budgetary restrictions. Nevertheless, the stock of HE graduates increased massively, seemingly because the authorities thought that the free market should lead the HE market in the two countries. Employment prospects, unemployment prospects and wages of graduates continued to be much higher than those of non-graduates. But an unexpected divide appeared between graduates and Masters/PhDs, with important social consequences. While the first “saved” themselves and prospered going into high skilled jobs, the later had to endure minimum wage and underskilled occupations. The low payment for these youngsters was also justified because the supply of HE with Bologna increased but the demand by companies did not match. In fact, both Portugal and Poland have stronger needs in the demand side of the market than in the supply side. Finally, both markets continue to be essentially public and the experiences of privatization did not succeed to much. In terms of social implications, the Bologna Process faces in both countries the massive and decisive challenge of eliminating youth unemployment and emigration but this can only be done with the cooperation of companies that should create high paid and high skilled jobs. Only when this occurs the Bologna Process will achieve its ultimate goal of transforming Portugal and Poland in high skilled equibriuns. Let us hope it happens, for the good of the two countries and particularly for the

  9. Rickettsioses in Latin America, Caribbean, Spain and Portugal

    Marcelo B. Labruna

    2011-05-01

    Full Text Available Data on genus and infectious by Rickettsia were retrospectively compiled from the critical review literature regarding all countries in Latin America, Caribbean islands, Portugal and Spain. We considered all Rickettsia records reported for human and/or animal hosts, and/or invertebrate hosts considered being the vector. In a few cases, when no direct detection of a given Rickettsia group or species was available for a given country, the serologic method was considered. A total of 13 Rickettsia species have been recorded in Latin America and the Caribbean. The species with the largest number of country confirmed records were Rickettsia felis (9 countries, R. prowazekii (7 countries, R. typhi (6 countries, R. rickettsii (6 countries, R. amblyommii (5 countries, and R. parkeri (4 countries. The rickettsial records for the Caribbean islands (West Indies were grouped in only one geographical area. Both R. bellii, R. akari, and Candidatus ‘R. andeane’ have been recorded in only 2 countries each, whereas R. massiliae, R. rhipicephali, R.monteiroi, and R. africae have each been recorded in a single country (in this case, R. africae has been recorded in nine Caribbean Islands. For El Salvador, Honduras, and Nicaragua, no specific Rickettsia has been reported so far, but there have been serological evidence of human or/and animal infection. The following countries remain without any rickettsial records: Belize, Venezuela, Guyana, Surinam, and Paraguay. In addition, except for a few islands, many Caribbean islands remain without records. A total of 12 Rickettsia species have been reported in Spain and Portugal: R. conorii, R. helvetica, R. monacensis, R. felis, R. slovaca, R. raoultii, R. sibirica, R. aeschlimannii, R. rioja, R. massiliae, R. typhi, and R. prowazekii. Amongst these Rickettsia species reported in Spain and Portugal, only R. prowazekii, R. typhi, R. felis, and R. massiliae have also been reported in Latin America. This study summarizes

  10. Inhomogeneities detection in annual precipitation time series in Portugal using direct sequential simulation

    Caineta, Júlio; Ribeiro, Sara; Costa, Ana Cristina; Henriques, Roberto; Soares, Amílcar

    2014-05-01

    other users to implement this method. The need of user intervention is reduced to a minimum through the usage of a cross-platform script. Finally, as in the previous study, the results are compared with those from the SNHT, Pettit and Buishand range tests, which were applied to composite (ratio) reference series. Acknowledgements: The authors gratefully acknowledge the financial support of "Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia" (FCT), Portugal, through the research project PTDC/GEO-MET/4026/2012 ("GSIMCLI - Geostatistical simulation with local distributions for the homogenization and interpolation of climate data").

  11. Deterioration of the granitic stones of main front of the Vila Real Cathedral (N of Portugal

    Gomes, M. E. P.

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available The cathedral of Vila Real (North of Portugal is located in the city centre and at least four regional two-mica granites were used in its construction. A petrographic study of these granites concluded that the stones had different degrees of alterations. The identification of some physical properties of the granites –open porosity, real and apparent density, free water absorption, porometry and capillary transmission– confirms their susceptibility to degrees of weathering. A recent cleaning intervention was made and several types of deterioration were visible in the monument‚s stones, namely: granular disintegration, some thin black layers, plates, flakes and black crusts, especially in the main front exposed to SW. Granular disintegration is the most important deterioration process and is responsible for the loss of material in the most-affected stones; it is also related to the presence of small amounts of highly soluble salts such as halite and nitrates and to solar exposure.La Catedral de Vila Real (Norte de Portugal se encuentra en el centro de la ciudad y se han utilizado, al menos, cuatro granitos de dos micas para su construcción extraídos de sus alrededores. El estudio petrográfico de estos granitos pone de manifiesto que poseen un diferente grado de alteración. La determinación de algunas propiedades físicas de los granitos –porosidad abierta, densidad aparente y real, absorción libre de agua, porometría y capilaridad– confirman los distintos grados de alteración. La catedral ha sufrido una reciente limpieza y sobre las piedras de la Catedral se observan distintas formas de alteración, sobre todo desagregación granular (arenización, escasas pátinas finas negras, desplacaciones, escamas y costras negras, especialmente en la fachada principal, expuesta al SW. El fenómeno de la desagregación granular es el más importante y es el responsable de de la pérdida de material en las piedras más afectadas. Su g

  12. A importância das consultoras noprocesso de internacionalização das micro, pequenas e médias empresas em Portugal

    Castanheira, Olívia Vera Allen Celestino da Silva

    2014-01-01

    Relatório de Estágio Apresentado ao Instituto de Contabilidade e Administração do Porto para a obtenção do grau de Mestre em Empreendedorismo e Internacionalização, sob orientação da Mestre Inês Veiga Pereira Sob a temática ―A importância das Consultoras no Processo de Internacionalização das Micro, Pequenas e Médias Empresas em Portugal foi frequentado um estágio durante o segundo semestre do ano lectivo de 2013/14, para obtenção do grau de mestre em Empreendedorismo e Internacionalização...

  13. Avaliação hidroquímica e da qualidade da água na bacia do rio Cértima (Portugal)

    Ferreira, Raquel Sofia e Vasconcelos

    2007-01-01

    A presente dissertação tem como principal objectivo a caracterização hidroquímica e da qualidade da água da bacia do rio Cértima (Portugal), através de dados físico-químicos. O rio Cértima estende-se ao longo de 43 km de comprimento e tem uma área de drenagem de 535 km2, desaguando no rio Águeda que drena para o rio Vouga e de seguida para a Ria de Aveiro. O troço final do rio Cértima corresponde à Pateira de Fermentelos, uma superfície de água natural e pouco profunda, q...

  14. Estudantes e avaliação da universidade: um estudo conjunto Brasil-Portugal Students and assessment of the university: a joint study Brazil-Portugal

    Denise Leite

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo trata da percepção dos estudantes sobre avaliação das universidades. Origina-se da segunda fase de estudo desenvolvido ao abrigo da cooperação internacional CNPq-ICCTI. Dele participaram 476 alunos de duas universidades públicas brasileiras e uma portuguesa. As respostas a um questionário com questões abertas foram organizadas em categorias segundo o seu significado, com apoio de dispositivo informático para análise de dados qualitativos, e permitiram entender que, em geral, os estudantes pesquisados reconhecem a importância dos processos de avaliação e formam seus próprios conceitos sobre o tema. Para os alunos brasileiros, a avaliação parece ter sentido de avaliação institucional. Para os estudantes portugueses, a avaliação parece ter um significado de avaliação institucional e da aprendizagem. As culturas estudantis de repúdio à avaliação única de uma prova nacional, no caso brasileiro, parecem ter influenciado suas percepções sobre formatos avaliativos. As culturas estudantis relativas à competitividade do mercado, no caso português, valorizaram a avaliação como regulação. Em ambos os casos, os estudantes destacaram tanto a legitimidade da avaliação para a sociedade e os sistemas educativos (cultura englobante quanto para o cotidiano das universidades (cultura englobada.This article addresses student perception of university assessment. It draws on evidence from the second stage of study promoted by the international cooperation between CNPq (National Council for Scientific and Technological Development and ICCTI (Institute of International Science and Technology Cooperation. In the study, 476 students from two public universities in Brazil and one university in Portugal were surveyed. The answers to an open-ended questionnaire were categorized according to their meaning, with the support of a computer-assisted qualitative data analysis software program. With this information, it was possible

  15. O VICUS ROMANO DE CANAS DE SENHORIM, PORTUGAL (The Roman Vicus of Canas de Senhorim, Portugal)

    Marcelo Marques Miranda

    2016-01-01

    Os sítios arqueológicos de época romana conhecidos na vila de Canas de Senhorim levam alguns autores a propor a existência de um vicus. Este trabalho procura sintetizar o conhecimento sobre o património arqueológico desta vila e, através destes e de outros vestígios, nomeadamente as antigas vias romanas e alguns ainda inéditos, encontrar novas evidências que contribuam para o conhecimento deste lugar escassamente investigado. ENGLISH: The Roman archaeological sites located in the village of C...

  16. The volcanic-sedimentary sequence of the Lousal deposit, Iberian Pyrite Belt (Portugal)

    Rosa, Carlos; Rosa, Diogo; Matos, Joao; Relvas, Jorge

    2010-05-01

    dominant fragmentation mechanism. Unlike many locations of the IPB, fiamme-rich pyroclastic units were not identified at Lousal. The ore deposits occur in close proximity with this volcanic centre that may have driven hydrothermal circulation that led to ore formation. The volcanic rocks show intense chloritic alteration, indicating that the mineralizing event occurred after most of the rhyolitic units have emplaced. The massive sulfides show abundant sedimentary structures which is not typical in the massive sulfide deposits of the IPB. The Lousal 50 Mt massive sulfide deposit consists of at least 11 ore bodies and was exploited until 1988 mainly for pyrite. The ores mined averaged 0.7% Cu, 0.8%Pb e 1.4%Zn (Strauss, 1971). These relatively low base metal grades led to an evaluation of the contents and distribution of high-tech element in the ore bodies, which would improve the economic viability of mining the deposit. This evaluation is currently focusing on the distribution and mineralogy of selenium, as ores mined in the past were known to be rich in this element. This work benefits from research projects INCA (PTDC/CTE-GIN/67027/2006; Characterization of crucial mineral resources for the development of renewable energy technologies: The Iberian Pyrite Belt ores as a source of indium and other high-technology elements) and project ARCHYMEDES II (POCTI/CTA/45873/2002), both funded by the Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia. REFERENCES Strauss, G.K., 1970. Sobre la geologia de la provincia piritifera del Suroeste de la Peninsula Iberica y sus yacimientos, en especial sobre la mina de pirita de Lousal (Portugal): Memoria del IGME 77, 1-266. Tornos, F., 2006. Environment of formation and styles of volcanogenic massive sulfides: The Iberian Pyrite Belt. Ore Geology Reviews 28, 259-307.

  17. Ditched enclosures in Southern Portugal: an Archaeoastronomical view

    Mejuto, A J.; Valera, A. Carlos; Castaño, J. Gómez; Rodríguez-Caderot, G.; Becker, Helmut

    2015-05-01

    Since the very first ages, human beings have attempted to understand and manage their environment in order to survive. This is the case regarding wildlife, weather cycles and gathering periods. This is also reflected in the areas surrounding sites where individuals live; they changed the landscape with different aims. This type of archaeology has risen very recently - in the last few years - and is usually called Landscape Archaeology. Traditional landscape archaeology has dealt with earth and location related studies; the relationship of ancient peoples with the sky has been disregarded. The archaeoastronomical studies have mitigated this fact. Archaeoastronomy has revealed an important number of archaeological sites; many of them reveal a clear intention of astronomically designed buildings or structures. This implies a planned detailed design and obviously a deep understanding of astronomical knowledge. As examples of these sites a number of megalithic ditched enclosures sited in Portugal will be shown which were studied inside the project "Ditched enclosures plants and Neolithic cosmologies: A landscape, archaeoastronomical and geophysical perspective". The ideological and astronomical aspects inside the architecture of these types of sites will be explained. In this paper we present a new methodology applied in the archaeoastronomical calculations for southern Portugal sites. It includes GIS techniques and the development of an archaeoastronomical layer that can be used to display the computations over cartographic information from the archaeological sites. A Spatial Data Infrastructure is also created in order to expose the results.

  18. Direct treatment costs of HIV/AIDS in Portugal

    Julian Perelman

    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE To analyze the direct medical costs of HIV/AIDS in Portugal from the perspective of the National Health Service. METHODS A retrospective analysis of medical records was conducted for 150 patients from five specialized centers in Portugal in 2008. Data on utilization of medical resources during 12 months and patients’ characteristics were collected. A unit cost was applied to each care component using official sources and accounting data from National Health Service hospitals. RESULTS The average cost of treatment was 14,277 €/patient/year. The main cost-driver was antiretroviral treatment (€ 9,598, followed by hospitalization costs (€ 1,323. Treatment costs increased with the severity of disease from € 11,901 (> 500 CD4 cells/µl to € 23,351 (CD4 count ≤ 50 cells/ µl. Cost progression was mainly due to the increase in hospitalization costs, while antiretroviral treatment costs remained stable over disease stages. CONCLUSIONS The high burden related to antiretroviral treatment is counterbalanced by relatively low hospitalization costs, which, however, increase with severity of disease. The relatively modest progression of total costs highlights that alternative public health strategies that do not affect transmission of disease may only have a limited impact on expenditure, since treatment costs are largely dominated by constant antiretroviral treatment costs.

  19. Experiences and plans of portugal in developing energy markets

    portuguese government energy strategy concentrates on market opening, correction of distorted prices and gradual increase in competition as laid down by the European Union Directives. The national electricity system is divided into two segments, the public and the independent electric systems. Independent power producers are for the time being mainly producers in special regime (co-generation and renewables) and some hydropower plants, making 15% of the installed capacity. The IPP sell the generated electricity to the public system. The transmission is separated into special legal entity, and grid is open to all competitors. Since the beginning of 1999 all consumers that buy more than 9 GWh of electricity annually, so-called eligible customers, are free to chose their electricity provider. In the process of the local electric system restructuring the government decided to privatise 49,5% of the monopolist, EdP, floating most of 30% immediately on the local and international stock exchanges in the biggest Portuguese privatisation event so far, and selling the rest to institutional investors. Later, further 19,5% were similarly privatised. The introduction of natural gas in Portugal started in 1997 by giving local distribution concession and making big consumers eligible to buy directly from the monopolist importer and pipeline owner (GdP). The paper will show the results expected from gradual demonopolisation and privatisation of electric and gas systems in Portugal. (author)

  20. Transposition of the EU cogeneration directive: A vision for Portugal

    The potential for new, small-scale and micro-cogeneration installations in Portugal is very considerable due to the number of potential host buildings. In this work, we discuss the legal framework of the Portuguese energy market, and some modifications to accommodate the Directive, 2004/8/EC are stressed. A practical case of cogeneration is also presented, showing the application of the Annex III (b) and (c) of the Cogeneration Directive. The practical case presented shows that micro CHP can be considered highly efficient, with parameters calculated with the Directive rules. Two main improvements in Portugal's energy policy are important: improvement on the permission to access grid system and improvement on support mechanisms indexing it to PES. The Cogeneration Directive transposition is an excellent opportunity to induce a less restrictive framework for the installation of new cogeneration systems, reducing the technological barriers, namely allowing medium-voltage connection with the grid, and improving the revenues provided from these small cogeneration systems. These modifications can improve significantly the number of potential hosts for small-scale cogeneration systems

  1. RESEARCH ON GEOGRAPHY TEACHING AND TEACHER EDUCATION IN PORTUGAL

    ELSA PACHECO

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available This article aims to contribute to the debate on the significance of geographical education as part of the development of a society in which discussion on how Geography is taught at international scale, and then addresses the intersection between research produced in the reports on t he introduction to professional practice and related study plans, c concerning the 2nd cycle of the teaching of History and Geography, in force since 2010 in Portugal. Based on the outcomes of the discussion, we will consider the research trends and whether or not they are suited to the latest recommendations on geographical education, in particular the training of Geography teachers, according to the assessed proposals which were submitted following the new law regulating the training of Geography teachers in Portugal. Among the main outcomes, we highlighted the diversity of topics addressed in the internship reports and the growing attention to new technologies in the cycle of studies under analysis, which suggests the adequacy of the future Masters in the Teaching of Geography at the University of Porto (starting in 2015/16 to the European recommendations on these matters

  2. Trichinella britovi in a red fox (Vulpes vulpes) from Portugal.

    Lopes, Ana Patrícia; Vila-Viçosa, Maria João; Coutinho, Teresa; Cardoso, Luís; Gottstein, Bruno; Müller, Norbert; Cortes, Helder C E

    2015-06-15

    Trichinellosis is one of the most important foodborne parasitic zoonoses, caused by nematodes of the genus Trichinella. Pigs and other domestic and wild animals, including red foxes (Vulpes vulpes), are sources of Trichinella infection for human beings. Trichinella britovi is the major agent of infection in sylvatic animals and the most important species circulating in the European wildlife. The present study aimed at assessing Trichinella spp. infection in red foxes from the North of Portugal. Forty-seven carcasses of wild red foxes shot during the official hunting season or killed in road accidents were obtained between November 2008 and March 2010. In order to identify the presence of Trichinella spp. larvae in red foxes, an individual artificial digestion was performed using approximately 30 g of muscle samples. Larvae of Trichinella spp. were detected in one (2.1%) out of the 47 assessed foxes. After a multiplex polymerase chain reaction analysis, T. britovi was molecularly identified as the infecting species. The recognition of T. britovi in a red fox confirms that a sylvatic cycle is present in the North of Portugal and that the local prevalence of Trichinella infection in wildlife must not be ignored due to its underlying zoonotic risks. PMID:25934252

  3. Spatial and temporal variability of precipitation and drought in Portugal

    D. S. Martins

    2012-05-01

    Full Text Available The spatial variability of precipitation and drought are investigated for Portugal using monthly precipitation from 74 stations and minimum and maximum temperature from 27 stations, covering the common period of 1941–2006. Seasonal precipitation and the corresponding percentages in the year, as well as the precipitation concentration index (PCI, was computed for all 74 stations and then used as an input matrix for an R-mode principal component analysis to identify the precipitation patterns. The standardized precipitation index at 3 and 12 month time scales were computed for all stations, whereas the Palmer Drought Severity Index (PDSI and the modified PDSI for Mediterranean conditions (MedPDSI were computed for the stations with temperature data. The spatial patterns of drought over Portugal were identified by applying the S-mode principal component analysis coupled with varimax rotation to the drought indices matrices. The result revealed two distinct sub-regions in the country relative to both precipitation regimes and drought variability. The analysis of time variability of the PC scores of all drought indices allowed verifying that there is no linear trend indicating drought aggravation or decrease. In addition, the analysis shows that results for SPI-3, SPI-12, PDSI and MedPDSI are coherent among them.

  4. Artisanal salt production in Aveiro/Portugal - an ecofriendly process.

    Rodrigues, Carolina M; Bio, Ana; Amat, Francisco; Vieira, Natividade

    2011-01-01

    Solar salinas are man-made systems exploited for the extraction of salt, by solar and wind evaporation of seawater. Salt production achieved by traditional methods is associated with landscapes and environmental and patrimonial values generated throughout history. Since the mid-twentieth century, this activity has been facing a marked decline in Portugal, with most salinas either abandoned or subjected to destruction, making it necessary to find a strategy to reverse this trend.It is, however, possible to generate revenue from salinas at several levels, not merely in terms of good quality salt production, but also by obtaining other products that can be commercialized, or by exploring their potential for tourism, and as research facilities, among others. Furthermore, with an adequate management, biodiversity can be restored to abandoned salinas, which constitute important feeding and breeding grounds for resident and migratory aquatic birds, many of which are protected by European Community Directives.The aims of this manuscript are to present a brief overview on the current state of sea salt exploitation in Portugal and to stress the importance of recovering these salinas for the conservation of this particular environment, for the regional economy, the scientific community and the general public. The Aveiro salina complex is presented in detail, to exemplify salina structure and functioning, as well as current problems and potential solutions for artisanal salinas. PMID:22053788

  5. Traduzir Molière para o teatro em Portugal hoje

    Zurbach, Christine

    2015-01-01

    O artigo apresenta uma tradução recente da comédia de Molière "O Avarento" destinada a ser representada por uma companhia de teatro contemporânea, com características significativas das opções de um modelo tradutológico que combina a performatividade e o valor literário do texto.

  6. Agências de viagens do futuro : um arquétipo para Portugal

    Salvado, Josefina Olívia Marques Godinho

    2009-01-01

    A distribuição turística reconhece nos drivers da economia digital um efeito incentivador da produtividade e da rendibilidade, conduzindo a vantagens competitivas sustentáveis. O grande poder da Internet e a desregulamentação de alguns sectores económicos, veio revolucionar os conceitos de negócio, os processos organizacionais e sobretudo a gestão das cadeias de valor e de oferta das agências de viagens. A ampla tipologia de canais de retalho deste sector e as complexas relações entre eles, s...

  7. Um percurso para o design dos equipamentos sanitários em Portugal

    Pinto, Vanda Alexandra de Magalhães, 1987-

    2011-01-01

    Tese de mestrado, Design de Equipamento, especialização em Design Urbano e de Interiores, Universidade de Lisboa, Faculdade de Belas Artes, 2011 Since a long time, hygiene has been part of everyday life of human beings. Although this concept only has consolidated in a recent period, humankind has been worried, more or less consciously, with the care of its body, during the development of civilization. The changes occurred in the area of personal hygiene suffered a long journey, re...

  8. Realidad y perspectiva de las competencias para el ejercicio directivo en Portugal

    Silva, José Manuel

    2011-01-01

    En la presente comunicación se aborda la realidad portuguesa de la gestión escolar. Se analiza el encuadramiento legislativo, la contratación, la formación y la evaluación de los directores de las escuelas no superiores en un contexto que es muy marcado por la definición de tipologías de funciones y muy poco por competencias. Simultáneamente, se presentan los resultados de una investigación sobre competencias de liderazgo y se cruzan elementos con la experiencia de los países i...

  9. Los usuarios y las webs de los archivos históricos nacionales: el caso del Arquivo Nacional da Torre do Tombo (Portugal Webs and national archives users: the case of Arquivo Nacional de Torre do Tombo (Portugal

    Amalia Más Bleda

    2009-04-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo de este artículo es conocer cuál es la información o los servicios que se deberían incluir en el sitio web de un archivo, tomando como referencia la opinión de su público. Para ello analizamos las necesidades de 90 usuarios de un archivo concreto: el Arquivo Nacional da Torre do Tombo (Archivo Nacional de Portugal, obtenidas mediante la utilización de una entrevista personal. Se concluye que la mayoría de los usuarios desean encontrar en el sitio web información básica o práctica, como datos de contacto y condiciones de acceso y consulta, así como una descripción detallada de los fondos que custodia el archivo, el mayor número posible de documentos digitalizados, un buen sistema de búsqueda (catálogo y la posibilidad de hacer trámites en línea.Information is given of services that should be included in the website of an archive, taking as reference the opinion of its public. Therefore the needs of 90 users of this concrete archive, the Arquivo Nacional da Torre do Tombo (National Archive of Portugal are analyzed, which were obtained through a personal interview. Conclusions are that most users wish to find basic or practical information in the web, such as contact, access and consultation data; a detailed description of the archive's funds; the number of digitalized documents on-line; a good search system (catalog, and the possibility of doing transactions on-line.

  10. Y-chromosome STR haplotypes in two population samples: Azores Islands and Central Portugal

    Carvalho, Mónica; Anjos, Maria João; Andrade, Lisa; Lopes, Virgínia; Santos, Márcia V.; Gamero, Joaquín-Jose; Corte Real, Francisco; Vide, Maria-Conceição

    2003-01-01

    The Y-chromosome haplotypes defined by nine STRs (DYS19, DYS385, DYS389I, DYS389II, DYS390, DYS391, DYS392 and DYS393) were studied in 207 unrelated individuals from Central Portugal and 63 from Azores Islands. The most common haplotype in Central Portugal was shared by 3.4% of the males, while 160 haplotypes were unique. In Azores Islands the most common haplotype was shared by 6.4% of the males, while 40 haplotypes were unique. The values of haplotype diversity were 0.993 for Central Portug...

  11. O acolhimento familiar em Portugal: conceitos, práticas e desafios Foster care in Portugal: concepts, practices and challenges

    Paulo Delgado

    2010-08-01

    Full Text Available O Acolhimento Familiar assume em Portugal uma expressão reduzida, num sistema de protecção das crianças excessivamente centrado na colocação em instituições, não obstante o discurso político mais recente, defensor da desinstitucionalização, e a evolução de outros sistemas sociais em diversos países europeus. Este artigo pretende caracterizar o modelo de Acolhimento Familiar português, destacando, nomeadamente, a sua evolução histórica mais recente, os conceitos e tipologias que mobiliza, as práticas que manifesta e os desafios que se colocam ao seu desenvolvimento.The Foster Care in Portugal takes a reduced expression, in a system of protection of children excessively focused on institutional placements, despite the political discourse more recent, advocate of deinstitutionalization, and the development of other social systems in several European countries. This paper aims to analyze the Portuguese Foster Care model, highlighting in particular its historical evolution latest concepts and typologies that mobilize the practices that expresses, and challenges to its development.

  12. O VICUS ROMANO DE CANAS DE SENHORIM, PORTUGAL (The Roman Vicus of Canas de Senhorim, Portugal

    Marcelo Marques Miranda

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available Os sítios arqueológicos de época romana conhecidos na vila de Canas de Senhorim levam alguns autores a propor a existência de um vicus. Este trabalho procura sintetizar o conhecimento sobre o património arqueológico desta vila e, através destes e de outros vestígios, nomeadamente as antigas vias romanas e alguns ainda inéditos, encontrar novas evidências que contribuam para o conhecimento deste lugar escassamente investigado. ENGLISH: The Roman archaeological sites located in the village of Canas de Senhorim have led some authors to suggest the presence of a vicus in this area. This paper synthesizes what is known of the archaeological heritage of the village and uses this, in combination with information on ancient Roman roads and unpublished data, to increase understanding of this little-studied locale.

  13. Materials and technologies in Art Nouveau architecture: Facade decoration cases in Italy, Portugal and Poland for a consistent restoration

    Sandrolini, F.

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available The results of a diagnostic survey on the materials of representative Art Nouveau buildings in Italy, Portugal and Poland are here presented and compared, as a contribution to their understanding and, hence, to support compatible restoration. In particular, the facade decorations were investigated for the appraisal of their materials and technologies, often neglected in current maintenance/restoration works and so cancelled, leading to a severe loss in architectural image. The ongoing diagnostic campaign, in collaboration among different universities, is aimed to set up a database on materials and technologies of Art Nouveau facade decorations at a European scale, as a technical-scientific background for the highlighting of preservation guidelines.

    En este trabajo se presentan los resultados de un estudio de diagnóstico sobre materiales representativos de edificios del periodo del Modernismo en Italia, Portugal y Polonia. Con la comparación de estos resultados se pretende contribuir a incrementar el conocimiento de los materiales usados en este patrimonio, que permita realizar más eficazmente las futuras intervenciones de restauración. En particular, se analizan las decoraciones de las fachadas, pasando por el reconocimiento de sus materiales constituyentes y de las tecnologías usadas, que muchas veces no son adecuadamente estudiados en intervenciones de mantenimiento y/o restauración, provocando graves pérdidas en su imagen y lenguaje arquitectónico original. Con la campaña de trabajos de diagnóstico, en colaboración con varias universidades, se pretende crear una base de datos sobre materiales y tecnologías usados en las decoraciones de fachada en el periodo del Modernismo a una escala europea. El material podrá constituirse en una herramienta técnico-científica de soporte al desarrollo de directrices y recomendaciones para la preservación de este patrimonio.

  14. Reforma na atencao primaria a saude e implicacoes na cultura organizacional dos Agrupamentos dos Centros de Saude em Portugal

    Claudia Leone

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available A crescente complexidade dos desafios do setor da saúde implica um aumento das responsabilidades para aqueles que nela assumem funções de gestão. Há consenso que a qualidade da força de trabalho em saúde é um fator crítico para o sucesso de qualquer reforma no setor. O objetivo desta investigação é estudar e analisar a alteração induzida por uma intervenção de formação-ação intensiva na cultura organizacional de 73 diretores executivos dos Agrupamentos dos Centros de Saúde (ACES em Portugal durante a reforma na atenção primária à saúde. Os dados foram coletados e analisados em dois períodos temporais, antes e depois da intervenção do Programa Avançado em Gestão, Governação Clínica e Liderança para os ACES, o qual teve um ano de duração. O modelo Competing Values Framework permitiu observar que, depois da intervenção de formação-ação, as percepções dos diretores executivos sobre a sua cultura organizacional se encontram mais alinhadas com a reforma da atenção primária à saúde, valorizando o tipo de práticas e valores que esta defende. É necessário continuar a monitorizar os resultados em vários períodos temporais para elaborar conclusões a esse respeito.

  15. Anisotropic Tomography of Portugal (West Iberia) from ambient seismic noise

    Silveira, Graça; Stutzmann, Éléonore; Schimmel, Martin; Dias, Nuno; Kiselev, Sergey; Custódio, Susana; Dundar, Suleyman

    2016-04-01

    Located on the western Iberian Peninsula, Portugal constitutes a key area for accretionary terrane and basin research, providing the best opportunity to probe a crustal formation shaped by the Paleozoic Variscan orogeny followed by the Mesozoic-Cenozoic extensions. The geology of Portugal documents a protracted history from Paleozoic basement formation to the Mesozoic opening of the North Atlantic Ocean. The inheritance of such complex geologic history is yet to be fully determined, playing an important role in the current geodynamic framework influencing, for example, the observed regional seismicity. The physical properties of its crust have largely remained undetermined so far, with unevenly distributed knowledge on the spatial distributions of a detailed crustal structure. Also, the deep seismic reflection/refraction surveys conducted in Western Iberia do not provide a clear picture of the regional characteristics of the crust. Using Seismic Broad Band observations from a dense temporary deployment, conducted between 2010 and 2012 in the scope of the WILAS project and covering the entire Portuguese mainland, we computed a 3D anisotropic model from ambient seismic noise. The dispersion measurements were computed for each station pair using empirical Green's functions generated by cross-correlating one-day-length seismic ambient-noise records. After dispersion analysis, group velocity measurements were regionalized to obtain 2D anisotropic tomographic images. Afterwards, the dispersion curves, extracted from each cell of the 2D group velocity maps, were inverted as a function of depth to obtain a 3D shear wave anisotropic model, using a bayesian approach. A simulated annealing method, in which the number of splines that describes the model, is adapted within the inversion. The models are jointly interpreted with the models gathered from Ps receiver functions as well as with the regional seismicity, enabling to obtain a more detailed picture of the crustal

  16. Educação e formação para todos: novas oportunidades para adultos

    Moreira, Tiago dos Santos

    2010-01-01

    A Estratégia de Lisboa representa uma mudança de paradigma na educação e formação, cujo êxito passa do sucesso escolar para a inclusão na vida activa, concretizando-se em mais e melhores empregos, e maior coesão social. Pretende-se saber se os cursos decorrentes da Estratégia de Lisboa em Portugal acompanham essa mudança de paradigma ou continuam a considerar êxito o sucesso escolar sem se preocupar (como era suposto) com a inclusão na vida activa. The Lisbon Strategy rep...

  17. Nutritional and nutraceutical composition of two Lamiaceae traditionally used in Portugal as spices, flavours or medicines

    Fernandes, Ângela; Barros, Lillian; Carvalho, Ana Maria; Ferreira, Isabel C. F. R.

    2010-01-01

    Medicinal and aromatic plants (MAP) are highly prized in Portugal. The present work describes the study of nutritional and nutraceutical composition and the antioxidant properties of aerial parts from two Lamiaceae species.

  18. A Leishmaniose visceral em Portugal Continental : 1999-2009

    Serrada, Elisabete Gonçalves

    2010-01-01

    RESUMO - As alterações climáticas alteraram a incidência e distribuição mundial de zoonoses, ao modificarem o perfil epidemiológico dos seus vectores. A leishmaniose visceral é reemergente na bacia mediterrânica, sendo o seu impacto real subestimado. Em Portugal, é endémica em três regiões, de declaração obrigatória desde 1948 e o reservatório é o canídeo. O aumento da incidência da doença no cão e a escassez de informação epidemiológica tornou pertinente investigar a realidade...

  19. Conservation and sustainability in freshwater ecosystems in Tavira (Portugal)

    Gonçalves, Esmeralda; Fonseca, José; Lopes, Luís; João Costa, Maria; Cunha, Miguel

    2013-04-01

    This interdisciplinary project carried out with 8th and 9th grade students involved five teachers from three different subjects (Physics and Chemistry, Natural Science and Geography). Framed in the Water Framework Directive, it aimed at verifying the ecological quality of water in two rivers in the municipality of Tavira (South Portugal). The development of this project has been structured in accordance with the following objectives: evaluate the quality of freshwater ecosystems through the existence of certain living organisms; present proposals on ways to preserve water resources in a sustainable perspective; sensitize students to the importance of their participation in collective action by volunteering for ecological protection. This is an innovative educational experience that allowed students an integrated approach to content and procedures applied to real problems in their local environment.

  20. Le Portugal à la rencontre de trois mondes

    Martinière, Guy

    2014-01-01

    Autant, si ce n'est plus que pour l'Espagne, les Grandes découvertes ont été, pour le Portugal, un véritable mythe fondateur. En un siècle et demi, de 1415 aux années 1550 , un pays de dimension modeste (90000 km2) , situé au sud d'une Europe médiévale confrontée en Méditérranée à l'Islam, peuplé d'un peu plus d'un million d'habitants, a mis en relation, de façon directe, grâce à sa maîtrise des routes de la mer océane, cet extrême Occident de l'Ancien Monde avec les "Trois Mondes" d'Afrique,...

  1. Radioactive survey in former uranium mining areas of Portugal

    Mining of radioactive ores in Portugal started at the beginning of the 20th century and continued until 2001. About 60 sites were exploited for radium in the beginning, and later for uranium production. Radioactive ores from the majority of these mines were transported to a small number of places where physical and chemical treatment took place. There are about 3 million tonnes of radioactive spoil heaps from the processing of the uranium ore. A preliminary assessment of the radioactivity in the areas of open pit mines and milling tailings was undertaken. The results of this environmental survey are presented here. The work allowed the identification of areas with higher radioactivity and higher environmental radiation doses. The results will be of help in the designation of areas for environmental remediation work in order to ensure the radiological safety of the population. (author)

  2. Health care to immigrant and Portuguese pregnant women in Portugal

    Emília de Carvalho Coutinho

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available This study aimed to assess the care received and the barriers faced by immigrants and Portuguese pregnant women in Portugal. This is an exploratory qualitative study, resorting to applying semi-structured interviews to 60 immigrant and 22 Portuguese women. Content analysis supported by QSR Nvivo10 program was used. The study was approved by an Ethics Committee. The results showed four categories related to affective dimensions-relational, cognitive, technical-instrumental and health care policy for pregnant women. As for the barriers in health care, these were mentioned by some of the expectant mothers, especially immigrant women. Almost all, both immigrant and Portuguese, pregnant women were satisfied with the health care.

  3. Comparing Consumer Resistance to Mobile Banking in Finland and Portugal

    Laukkanen, Tommi; Cruz, Pedro

    This study compares two distinct European countries namely Finland and Portugal in terms of consumer resistance to mobile banking services. We explored how the five adoption barriers namely usage, value, risk, tradition and image, derived from the earlier literature, differ between these two countries. Using an Internet questionnaire a total of 3.597 usable responses was collected. A confirmatory factor analysis was implemented with SEM to build the constructs’ latent score levels. Using non-parametric difference tests we concluded that the resistance is significantly lower among the Portuguese online bank customers in terms of four out of the five barriers. The results can be used for a better understanding and enhancement of adoption of this specific case of mobile communication.

  4. Assessing fire risk in Portugal during the summer fire season

    Dacamara, C. C.; Pereira, M. G.; Trigo, R. M.

    2009-04-01

    Since 1998, Instituto de Meteorologia, the Portuguese Weather Service has relied on the Canadian Fire Weather Index (FWI) System (van Wagner, 1987) to produce daily forecasts of fire risk. The FWI System consists of six components that account for the effects of fuel moisture and wind on fire behavior. The first three components, i.e. the Fine Fuel Moisture Code (FFMC), the Duff Moisture Code (DMC) and the Drought Code (DC) respectively rate the average moisture content of surface litter, decomposing litter, and organic (humus) layers of the soil. Wind effects are then added to FFMC leading to the Initial Spread Index (ISI) that rates fire spread. The remaining two fuel moisture codes (DMC and DC) are in turn combined to produce the Buildup Index (BUI) that is a rating of the total amount of fuel available for combustion. BUI is finally combined with ISI to produce the Fire Weather Index (FWI) that represents the rate of fire intensity. Classes of fire danger and levels of preparedness are commonly defined on an empirical way for a given region by calibrating the FWI System against wildfire activity as defined by the recorded number of events and by the observed burned area over a given period of time (Bovio and Camia, 1998). It is also a well established fact that distributions of burned areas are heavily skewed to the right and tend to follow distributions of the exponential-type (Cumming, 2001). Based on the described context, a new procedure is presented for calibrating the FWI System during the summer fire season in Portugal. Two datasets were used covering a 28-year period (1980-2007); i) the official Portuguese wildfire database which contains detailed information on fire events occurred in the 18 districts of Continental Portugal and ii) daily values of the six components of the FWI System as derived from reanalyses (Uppala et al., 2005) of the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF). Calibration of the FWI System is then performed in two

  5. Alcoholismo, suicidio y factores de riesgo en Portugal.

    Elsa Ferreira de Castro

    1992-01-01

    Full Text Available Se analiza indirectamente la contribución del alcoholismo en el suicidio. Se comparan las tasas de muerte por cirrosis hepática y por suicidio en Portugal y en el distrito de Lisboa, por sexo y profesiones. Las tasas son significativamente más altas en los hombres, los agricultores y en el distrito. Se concluye que el abuso alcohólico puede contribuir al aumento del suicidio. Se argumenta que los hombres sufren de depresión más grave y tienen tasas de suicidio más elevado debido, entre otros motivos, al ser su alcoholismo más frecuente.

  6. Educational psychology in higher education: Current scene in Portugal

    Cynthia Bisinoto

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available Facing the challenges brought by Higher Education growth, the Higher Education Institutions (HEIs created the Psychological Support Services. They seek to help the adaptation to the university setting, enhancing the overall students´ development and their integration in the labor market. This qualitative research studies the structure of the Psychological Support Services in HEIs of Portugal and the main activities developed by educational psychologists. Interviews were conducted with eight services and showed that all services are designed for students. Although the most frequent activity is the students' psychological consultation, educational psychologists also develop a variety of interventions: skill development programs, support to students with special needs, and mentoring programs to welcome new students. Traditionally the services were oriented by an individual intervention and in response to the students' problem. Nowadays they are working with other agents and in a preventive way. Actions directed to educational projects and the institutional evaluation could promote a qualitative change in services.

  7. Social Media Marketing : caso do vinho e enoturismo em Portugal

    Silva, Frederico de Gusmão Calheiros Nunes da

    2014-01-01

    Apesar da existência de uma extensa literatura publicada, acerca dos social media em geral, pouco se sabe sobre sua utilização e eficácia na indústria do vinho e enoturismo. O estudo visa examinar o modo como a indústria em Portugal está a utilizar este tipo de ferramentas da web 2.0. Este focou-se em analisar a presença das empresas vitivinícolas nos vár ios tipos de social media existentes, assim como as suas práticas e perceções relativamente ao uso do Facebook no marketi...

  8. El voto religioso en España y Portugal

    Montero, Jóse Ramón

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available This article explores the relationship between religiosity and voting decisions in Spain and Portugal. We study whether religion (measured as church attendance and opinions about moral issues influences voting for the two main political parties. Results show a different relationship between religion and voting in both countries: only in Spain religious beliefs play an important role in electoral behaviour. We claim that to account for this finding several factors need to be considered, namely the different configuration of the party systems and religious maps, the distinctive mechanisms linking religious identities with voting and, above all, the important role played by political leaders in activating religiosity within the electoral competition.

    Este artículo explora la relación entre la religiosidad y las preferencias electorales en España y Portugal. Estudiamos si la religión (medida como asistencia a oficios religiosos y opiniones sobre asuntos morales tiene influencia sobre el voto a los dos principales partidos nacionales. Los resultados del análisis apuntan a una relación diferente entre religión y voto en ambos países: sólo en España las creencias religiosas desempeñan un papel destacado en el comportamiento electoral. Defendemos que la explicación a este hallazgo se encuentra en un conjunto de factores entre los que cabe destacar la diferente configuración del sistema de partidos y de los mapas religiosos, los distintos mecanismos que canalizan las identidades religiosas hacia el voto y, fundamentalmente, el importante papel desempeñado por las elites políticas en la activación de la religiosidad dentro de la competición electoral.

  9. Linguistic isolates in Portugal: insights from the mitochondrial DNA pattern.

    Mairal, Quim; Santos, Cristina; Silva, Marina; Marques, Sofia L; Ramos, Amanda; Aluja, Maria Pilar; Amorim, Antonio; Prata, Maria João; Alvarez, Luis

    2013-12-01

    Miranda do Douro, located in the northeastern region of Portugal, has notable characteristics not only from a geographic or naturalistic point of view, but also from a cultural perspective. A remarkable one is the coexistence of two different languages: Portuguese and Mirandese, the second being an Astur-Leonese dialect. The current persistence of the Astur-Leonese dialect in this population falls on the singularity of the region: relative isolation, implying difficulties to communicate with other Portuguese regions, while the same location facilitated the establishment of social and commercial relationships with adjacent Spanish territories, origin of the Astur-Leonese language. The objective of this study was to characterize the population from Miranda through the analysis of maternal lineages in order to evaluate whether its mitochondrial DNA diversity fitted the patterns previously reported for other populations from the Iberian Peninsula. Viewing that, the entire control region of mitochondrial DNA from 121 individuals was examined. Miranda showed a haplogroup composition usual for a Western European population, in the sense that as high as 63.6% of sequences belonged to macro-haplogroup R0. Lineages ascribed to have an African (L2a and L1b) origin, were detected, but reaching an amount commonly found in Portugal. Miranda also presented a few haplogroups typically found in Jewish populations, while rarely observed in other Iberian populations. The finding can be explained by gene flow with crypto-Jew communities that since long are known to be established in the region where Miranda is located. In Miranda, both genetic and nucleotide diversities presented low values (0.9292 ± 0.0180 and 0.01101 ± 0.00614 respectively) when compared to populations from its micro-geographical framework, which constitute a sign of population isolation that certainly provided conditions for the survival of the Astur-Leonese dialect in the region. PMID:24041913

  10. Parasite communities in stray cat populations from Lisbon, Portugal.

    Waap, H; Gomes, J; Nunes, T

    2014-12-01

    Stray cats live in high-density colonies in urban areas and pose a health hazard to household cats and humans. In Portugal, information on the parasitic fauna of stray cats is limited and relies mostly on results from faecal analysis. The present survey aimed to determine the prevalence, diversity and intensity of parasites in stray cats from the urban area of Lisbon by means of parasitological necropsy. Internal organs were collected from 162 cats captured in different areas of the city and systematically subjected to parasitological dissection. Helminths were identified by macro- and microscopic examination and protozoa by faecal floatation and sedimentation techniques. The overall prevalence of parasites was 90.7% (95% confidence interval (CI): 85.3-94.6%). A total of 12 parasite species was recorded: Cystoisospora felis (14.2%), Cystoisospora rivolta (46.3%), Sarcocystis sp. (1.2%), Ancylostoma tubaeforme (19.1%), Toxocara cati (38.3%), Ollulanus tricuspis (30.9%), Aelurostrongylus abstrusus (12.4%), Eucoleus aerophilus (0.6%), Taenia taeniaeformis (3.1%), Dipylidium caninum (53.1%), Joyeuxiella pasqualei (15.4%) and Diplopylidium nölleri (3.7%). Overall mean species richness was 2.36 ±  1.52. Helminth mean intensity was highest for O. tricuspis (285.8), followed by D. caninum (42.4), J. pasqualei (14.4), A. tubaeforme (8.1) and T. cati (5.9). The prevalence and variety of parasites found in our sampling are substantially higher than the numbers previously reported in Portugal. Some of the parasites, including T. cati and A. tubaeforme, are zoonotic, which emphasizes the need for parasite control strategies based on demographic containment of stray cat populations in urban areas to promote public health protection. PMID:23719370

  11. Spatio-temporal clustering of wildfires in Portugal

    Costa, R.; Pereira, M. G.; Caramelo, L.; Vega Orozco, C.; Kanevski, M.

    2012-04-01

    Several studies have shown that wildfires in Portugal presenthigh temporal as well as high spatial variability (Pereira et al., 2005, 2011). The identification and characterization of spatio-temporal clusters contributes to a comprehensivecharacterization of the fire regime and to improve the efficiency of fire prevention and combat activities. The main goalsin this studyare: (i) to detect the spatio-temporal clusters of burned area; and, (ii) to characterize these clusters along with the role of human and environmental factors. The data were supplied by the National Forest Authority(AFN, 2011) and comprises: (a)the Portuguese Rural Fire Database, PRFD, (Pereira et al., 2011) for the 1980-2007period; and, (b) the national mapping burned areas between 1990 and 2009. In this work, in order to complement the more common cluster analysis algorithms, an alternative approach based onscan statistics and on the permutation modelwas used. This statistical methodallows the detection of local excess events and to test if such an excess can reasonably have occurred by chance.Results obtained for different simulations performed for different spatial and temporal windows are presented, compared and interpreted.The influence of several fire factors such as (climate, vegetation type, etc.) is also assessed. Pereira, M.G., Trigo, R.M., DaCamara, C.C., Pereira, J.M.C., Leite, S.M., 2005:"Synoptic patterns associated with large summer forest fires in Portugal".Agricultural and Forest Meteorology. 129, 11-25. Pereira, M. G., Malamud, B. D., Trigo, R. M., and Alves, P. I.: The history and characteristics of the 1980-2005 Portuguese rural fire database, Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 11, 3343-3358, doi:10.5194/nhess-11-3343-2011, 2011 AFN, 2011: AutoridadeFlorestalNacional (National Forest Authority). Available at http://www.afn.min-agricultura.pt/portal.

  12. Influence of meteorological conditions on RSV infection in Portugal

    Oliveira-Santos, M.; Santos, J. A.; Soares, J.; Dias, A.; Quaresma, M.

    2016-04-01

    Acute viral bronchiolitis is a common cause for infant hospital admissions. Of all etiological agents, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is commonly the most frequent. The present study assesses relationships between atmospheric factors and RSV infections in under 3-year-old patients admitted to the Inpatient Paediatric Service of Vila Real (North of Portugal). For this purpose, (1) clinical files of children admitted with a diagnosis of acute bronchiolitis from September 2005 to December 2015 (>10 years) were scrutinised and (2) local daily temperature/precipitation series, as well as six weather types controlling meteorological conditions in Portugal, were used. Fifty-five percent of all 770 admitted children were effectively infected with a given virus, whilst 48 % (367) were RSV+, i.e. 87 % of virus-infected children were RSV+. The bulk of incidence is verified in the first year of age (82 %, 302), slightly higher in males. RSV outbreaks are typically from December to March, but important inter-annual variability is found in both magnitude and shape. Although no clear connections were found between monthly temperatures/precipitation and RSV outbreaks apart from seasonality, a linkage to wintertime cold spells is apparent on a daily basis. Anomalously low minimum temperatures from the day of admittance back to 10 days before are observed. This relationship is supported by anomalously high occurrences of the E and AA weather types over the same period, which usually trigger dry and cold weather. These findings highlight some predictability in the RSV occurrences, revealing potential for modelling and risk assessments.

  13. Wage-Induced Mismatch on German Labour Markets? Lessons from Comparison with Portugal.

    Horst Entorf

    1999-01-01

    The German labour market performance is falling behind that of other European countries. Portugal, for instance, has decreasing unemployment rates, leading to a share of only 4.6% unemployed persons in 1998 (Germany: 9.5%). This paper sheds some light on the divergent development from a matching point of view. I present matching functions based on comparable panel data on hires, vacancies and unemployment at the occupational level for Portugal and Germany. Both countries reveal low matching e...

  14. Conceptual, methodological and ethical issues in children´s research in Portugal

    Fernandes, Natália; Tomás, Catarina Almeida

    2011-01-01

    Methodological issues in research with children have sparked a growing interest by the Sociology of Childhood since the last decades. In Portugal, this interest is more recent, but it has had a significant increase. Considering several researches, namely master thesis, supervised by the authors on the framework of Sociology of Childhood, this proposal intends to characterize some methodological complexities in research with children in Portugal, when we consider their voice and agency in the ...

  15. The fall in consumption from being unemployed in Portugal and Spain

    Castillo, Sonsoles; Dolado, Juan José; Jimeno, Juan F.

    1998-01-01

    In Portugal real wage flexibility, at the macroeconomic level, is noticeably higher while unemploymem duration is lower when compared to Spain. This suggests that the hardship of being unemployed is higher in Portugal. Unemployment benefits and family insurance, which are the main buffer against unemployment and have played difterent role in both countries, can explain this disparity. In this chapter we present some estimates of the loss of consumption suffered by unemployed workers relative ...

  16. Social networks of elderly with social services support living in two different areas of Portugal

    Guadalupe, Sónia; Espirito-Santo, Helena; Daniel, Fernanda

    2012-01-01

    Focusing social support networks of the elderly, we present a study centered on the assessment of social resources, by analyzing differences between living in a coastal urban area, or in a rural inner region of Portugal. We had 176 participants, 119 elderly users of home care services in the municipality of Penamacor in an interior region of Portugal, and 57 elderly users of day care and residential care in the municipality of Coimbra in a littoral (coastal) region of the country. Their socia...

  17. Solar energy in Portugal: development perspectives based on a comparison with Germany

    Virgilio, Rodrigo Pedro da Piedade Coelho

    2009-01-01

    Master in International Management / JEL Classification: Q42 - Alternative energy sources; Q43 - Government Policy Solar energy is one of the renewable energies that has greater potential for future development. Portugal is one of the European countries with better solar conditions, but is certainly not one of the countries that has been taking the best advantage of it. It is therefore appropriate to know why Portugal is not using and developing solar energy in accordance with its...

  18. Reconstruction of the Past Climate in Southern Portugal from Geothermal Data

    Correia, António

    2009-01-01

    The study of the past climate in the territory of mainland Portugal using geothermal data started in 1996. From an initial set of about 90 temperature logs obtained Portugal, eight were chosen as good for estimating ground surface temperature (GST) in the past. The main results from the analysis of the collected geothermal data show, on average, that there has been an increase of the atmosphere mean surface temperature of about 1 K since the middle of the nineteenth century. This conclusion a...

  19. Iodine status of pregnant women and their progeny in the minho region of Portugal

    Costeira, Maria José; Oliveira, Pedro; Ares, Susana; Morreale de Escobar, Gabriella; Palha, Joana Almeida

    2009-01-01

    [Background]: Iodine sufficiency is particularly necessary throughout pregnancy, given its recognized impact on psychomotor performance of the offspring. There are no recent reports about iodine status or supplementation in Portugal, a country that the International Council for Control of Iodine Deficiency Disorders considered, in 2004, to have probably reached iodine sufficiency. The objective of this study was to evaluate in the Minho region of Portugal the iodine status of women throughout...

  20. MS Prevalence and Patients' Characteristics in the District of Braga, Portugal

    José Figueiredo; Ângela Silva; João J. Cerqueira; Joaquim Fonseca; Pereira, Paulo A.

    2015-01-01

    Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a chronic autoimmune disease of the Central Nervous System causing inflammation and neurodegeneration. There are only 3 epidemiological studies in Portugal, 2 in the Centre and 1 in the North, and there is the need to further study MS epidemiology in this country. The objective of this work is to contribute to the MS epidemiological knowledge in Portugal, describing the patients’ epidemiological, demographic, and clinical characteristics in the Braga district of Por...

  1. Folk culture and political power: practices and representations of moliceiro culture in Portugal, cultural sociology

    Sarmento, Clara

    2009-01-01

    This article analyses the painted panels of the moliceiro boat, a traditional working boat of the Ria de Aveiro region of Portugal. The article examines how the painted panels have been invented and reinvented over time. The boat and its panels are contextualized both within the changing socio-economic conditions of the Ria de Aveiro region, and the changing socio-political conditions of Portugal throughout the 20th century and until the present day. The article historically an...

  2. MS Prevalence and Patients' Characteristics in the District of Braga, Portugal

    Figueiredo, J; Silva, A.; Cerqueira, JJ; Fonseca, J.; Pereira, PA

    2015-01-01

    Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a chronic autoimmune disease of the Central Nervous System causing inflammation and neurodegeneration. There are only 3 epidemiological studies in Portugal, 2 in the Centre and 1 in the North, and there is the need to further study MS epidemiology in this country. The objective of this work is to contribute to the MS epidemiological knowledge in Portugal, describing the patients' epidemiological, demographic, and clinical characteristics in the Braga district of Por...

  3. The impacts of land-use changes on the recovery of saltmarshes in Portugal

    Almeida, Diana; Neto, Carlos; Luciana S. Esteves; Costa, José Carlos

    2014-01-01

    Human-induced land-use changes have resulted in loss and degradation of intertidal environments worldwide. Saltmarsh ecosystem dynamics in Portugal are greatly influenced by historic uses and consequent habitat degradation. This study uses an original approach combining vegetation surveys and spatial analysis of historic maps and aerial photographs to assess the effects of land use changes on saltmarshes in two areas in the Algarve, southern Portugal. Historical maps from c. 1800 ...

  4. As estratégias empresariais face à política de turismo em Portugal

    Firmino, Manuel Brazinha

    2006-01-01

    The present research has the goal to fulfil the existing gap in Portugal in the area of corporate strategies in the tourism sector and in the relation between these enterprises and the State. Problems and gaps exist between the corporate strategies, delineated by the entrepreneurs and managers of the enterprises and the tourism policy performed by the successive governments, in Portugal, from 1993 to 2004. For try to solve the central problem of the present research, various...

  5. ENVIRONMENTAL CONFLICTS IN THE PYRITES MINING INDUSTRY IN PORTUGAL (1850-1930)

    Guimarães, Paulo Eduardo

    2014-01-01

    During the second half of the 19th century, the development of the mining industry in Portugal was export oriented and led by foreign capitals. Those mining enterprises used local vital resources, changed landscapes and became a source of air and water pollution and of social conflicts. In this paper we analyze three environmental conflicts derived from the environmental disruption due to the modern development of the pyrites mining industry in Portugal during the long period of materi...

  6. Energy Transitions, Economic Growth and Structural Change: Portugal in a Long-run Comparative Perspective

    Henriques, Sofia

    2011-01-01

    This book analyses, in an international comparative context, Portugal´s energy transition from organic sources to fossil fuels in the period 1856-2006. It investigates the role that energy played in the industrialization of the country and how the relationship between energy and economic growth changed with the transition from an industrial to a service society. A unique dataset of energy quantities and prices reveals that Portugal´s transition to fossil fuels and high-energy quantities wa...

  7. Local sustainability indicators in Portugal: assessing implementation and use in governance contexts

    Pires, Sara Moreno; Fidélis, Teresa

    2014-01-01

    This paper assesses the implementation and use of sustainability indicators (SI) in local governance contexts in Portugal. The need to analyse the development of local SI is considered critical, given the lack of research on the understanding of how, when and by whom SI are implemented and used, particularly in the Portuguese local governance context. The first aim of this article is to map experiences of SI in Portugal by assessing how many local councils developed indicator systems and when...

  8. Fire hazard and susceptibility to desertification: a territorial approach in NE Portugal

    Figueiredo, Tomás; Fonseca, Felícia; Pinheiro, Helena

    2014-01-01

    Continental Portugal endures an increase in desertification susceptibility, a process accelerated by soil degradation and wildfires. This work aims at discussing outcomes of a research, at territorial scale, on fire hazard relations with soil degradation and desertification susceptibility in NE Portugal, specifically in Bragança District, based on GIS desertification susceptibility fire hazard, land cover and soil degradation maps. High and very high fire hazard prevails in near 2/3 of the...

  9. Biogas in Portugal: status and public policies in a European context

    Ferreira, Miguel; Marques, Isabel Paula; Malico, Isabel

    2012-01-01

    The current status and legal framework of biogas production in Portugal are analyzed and compared to that of five other European countries, characterized by wide-ranging diversity of substrates and biogas applications. With this comparison, and with the calculation of the biogas energy potential in Portugal, the authors want to assess the significance of developing the Portuguese biogas sector. This study illustrates that the highest biogas feed-in tariffs are applied in the countries with a ...

  10. Owls (Strigiformes) in Parque Nacional Peneda-Gerês (PNPG) – Portugal

    Aguiar, A; Lopez, A.L.; Pimenta, M.; Luís, A.

    2010-01-01

    Owls (Strigiformes) are particularly difficult to study and the existing information is still scarce. In PNPG area there are records of the seven species present in Portugal; the Long-eared Owl and the Short-eared Owl are here occasional species. This work aims to determine the distribution, density and abundance of Strigiformes in PNPG (Northwest of Portugal). Between December 2007 and June 2008, 106 passive hearing point counts of 15 minutes each were done in the centre of each ...

  11. Quality of life for venous ulcer patients: a comparative study in Brazil/Portugal

    Araújo Farias Dias, Thalyne Yuri de; Costa, Isabelle Katherinne Fernandes; Liberato, Samilly Márjore Dantas; Gomes de Mendes, Amanda Jéssica; Mendes, Felismina Rosa Parreira; De Vasconcelos Torres, Gilson

    2013-01-01

    Introduction: Venous ulcers are a public health problem that affect quality of life (QOL) and are determined by socioeconomic context, health assistance and lesion characteristics. Aim: To compare the QOL of patients suffering from venous ulcers in Natal/Brazil with patients in Evora/ Portugal. Method: Comparative and quantitative research involving 170 individuals suffering from venous ulcers, using the SF-36 instrument. Results: In Portugal, all dominion and dimension averages were...

  12. FAMILY HEALTH MANAGEMENT AND POVERTY IN AN ECONOMIC RECESSION PERIOD IN PORTUGAL

    Carvalho, Ana Branca; Oliveira, Ivo; Nogueira, Fernanda

    2015-01-01

    Abstract: The main purpose of this article, in the management and health, was to assess the contribution of family health and its role in local development in the context of economic recession and worsening poverty in Portugal. Material and Methods. Data were collected through the questionnaire, 1021 individuals were inquired in Portugal, with statistical treatment through inferential analysis, factorial and regression. They were asked to participate voluntarily in writing through email pa...

  13. Políticas de Habitação em Portugal

    Alves, Sonia

    In the comparative analysis of international housing systems, the creation of typologies seeking to group and to explain the trajectory of different groups of countries enables us to overcome the limitations of juxtapositional studies (predominantly focusing upon the particularities of each country...... housing systems in Portugal and Denmark, the current presentation seeks to test the relevance of these theories in foresight exercises in the field of housing in Portugal....

  14. A comparative study on music teacher preparation in Portugal and Brazil

    Graça Mota; Sergio Figueiredo

    2012-01-01

    The preparation of music teachers in Portugal and Brazil is the focus of this text, which aims at presenting preliminary aspects of a study in progress in the context of higher education in both countries. Inspired by comparative education methodology, the present study is investigating official documents and academic curricula offered in Portugal and Brazil for the music teachers’ preparation to promote, in different ways, the comparative reflection with an emphasis on school education. The ...

  15. Os professores de origem africana a lecionar em Portugal : estudo exploratório

    Simões, Rita Figueira, 1983-

    2012-01-01

    The following dissertation is based on an exploratory study regarding teachers of African origin currently teaching in Portugal. It was conducted in order to obtain a Master‟s Degree in Educational Sciences, specifically in the Intercultural Area. Its main goal is to identify common patterns of distinctive characteristics between interviewees, in an attempt to create a profile of a teacher of African origin teaching in Portugal. Some investigative questions were previously set and served a...

  16. PORTUGAL:Extra Time is Always the Best Part of the Game

    2006-01-01

    @@ Portugal's location as the most westerly part of continental Europe,surroundedon two sides by the Atlantic has had a decisive impact on Portuguese history and culture. In 1415 Portugal embarked on maritime exploration which brought a diverse international influence to its culture.This contact with other nations has had a far-reaching impact on the Portuguese identity,particularly on the hospitable nature of the people.

  17. The Quota Policy in Portugal: The Role of Political Parties and State Feminism. RCCS Annual Review

    Monteiro, Rosa (Orientadora)

    2012-01-01

    The so-called Parity Act was an important milestone in the promotion of gender equality in Portugal, due, amongst other things, to its impact upon an electoral system that the inertia of the party political system had been unable to change. Analyses of the appearance of quota policies in Portugal have not generally considered the role played by the main official body for equality, the Commission for Citizenship and Gender Equality, and its networks. However, as Mona Lena Krook has pointed out...

  18. The Quota Policy in Portugal: The Role of Political Parties and State Feminism*

    Monteiro, Rosa (Orientadora)

    2012-01-01

    The so-called Parity Act was an important milestone in the promotion of gender equality in Portugal, due, amongst other things, to its impact upon an electoral system that the inertia of the party political system had been unable to change. Analyses of the appearance of quota policies in Portugal have not generally considered the role played by the main official body for equality, the Commission for Citizenship and Gender Equality, and its networks. However, as Mona Lena Krook has pointed out...

  19. The challenges ahead for animal buildings faced with the emergence of hot climate conditions in Portugal

    Fitas da Cruz, Vasco; Baptista, Fátima; Barbosa, José Carlos

    2009-01-01

    Portugal has a Mediterranean climate characterized by hot, dry summers. According to data from the Portuguese IM (Instituto de Meteorologia), over the last decade, summer temperatures have tended to be higher, with a greater incidence of heat waves, temperatures above 40 oC, and periods of consecutive warm nights (daily minimum air temperature above 20oC). During the summer, very high temperatures and heat waves are becoming increasingly common in Portugal. The summers of...

  20. A Bayesian spatio-temporal analysis of forest fires in Portugal

    Silva, Giovani Loiola; Dias, Maria Inês

    2013-01-01

    In the last decade, forest fires have become a natural disaster in Portugal, causing great forest devastation, leading to both economic and environmental losses and putting at risk populations and the livelihoods of the forest itself. In this work, we present Bayesian hierarchical models to analyze spatio-temporal fire data on the proportion of burned area in Portugal, by municipalities and over three decades. Mixture of distributions was employed to model jointly the proportion of area burn...