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  1. Testing continuous earthquake detection and location in Alentejo (South Portugal) by waveform coherency analysis

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    Matos, Catarina; Grigoli, Francesco; Cesca, Simone; Custódio, Susana

    2015-04-01

    In the last decade a permanent seismic network of 30 broadband stations, complemented by dense temporary deployments, covered Portugal. This extraordinary network coverage enables now the computation of a high-resolution image of the seismicity of Portugal, which in turn will shed light on the seismotectonics of Portugal. The large data volumes available cannot be analyzed by traditional time-consuming manual location procedures. In this presentation we show first results on the automatic detection and location of earthquakes occurred in a selected region in the south of Portugal Our main goal is to implement an automatic earthquake detection and location routine in order to have a tool to quickly process large data sets, while at the same time detecting low magnitude earthquakes (i.e., lowering the detection threshold). We present a modified version of the automatic seismic event location by waveform coherency analysis developed by Grigoli et al. (2013, 2014), designed to perform earthquake detections and locations in continuous data. The event detection is performed by continuously computing the short-term-average/long-term-average of two different characteristic functions (CFs). For the P phases we used a CF based on the vertical energy trace, while for S phases we used a CF based on the maximum eigenvalue of the instantaneous covariance matrix (Vidale 1991). Seismic event detection and location is obtained by performing waveform coherence analysis scanning different hypocentral coordinates. We apply this technique to earthquakes in the Alentejo region (South Portugal), taking advantage from a small aperture seismic network installed in the south of Portugal for two years (2010 - 2011) during the DOCTAR experiment. In addition to the good network coverage, the Alentejo region was chosen for its simple tectonic setting and also because the relationship between seismicity, tectonics and local lithospheric structure is intriguing and still poorly understood. Inside

  2. Analysis and Quantification of trans-Resveratrol in Wines from Alentejo Region (Portugal

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    Nuno Ratola

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available A simple procedure for determination of trans-resveratrol in wines from Alentejo region delimited appellation (Portugal is described and validated. A set of 47 red and 21 white wines was analysed by direct injection in high performance liquid chromatograph with UV detector. A detection limit of 0.06 mg/L was achieved. Global uncertainty associated with the results, according to EURACHEM/CITAC rules, ranged from 16.33 to 27.15 %. Trans-resveratrol was detected in all red wines and in 8 white wines. The amount was consistently higher in the red wines (up to 2.64 mg/L, when compared to the white wines (never exceeding 0.19 mg/L.

  3. Close or not so close? Provenance studies of megalithic monuments from Alentejo (Portugal)

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    Boaventura, R.; Moita, P.

    2012-04-01

    There has been a significant amount of studies about megalithic tombs conducted in the Alentejo region. However the geological provenance of monoliths used in the construction of those tombs usually was not a priority among researchers with rare exceptions (Dehn, Kalb and Vortisch, 1991; Boaventura, 2000). Recent studies of dolmens (Oliveira, 1997 and 2006; Gonçalves, 2003) refer only to a brief characterization of rocks, such as "granite or schist slabs", highlighting certain types if the geological stratum is identical or not to the stone blocks. On the other hand, when the type of raw material appears to be similar with the bedrock, it is common and empirically assumed its local provenance. With the aim of testing and expand the knowledge about the provenance of the slabs used in the construction of megalithic tombs, several lithic samples from dolmen slabs and outcrops in their surroundings were collected for analysis and comparison. The samples were characterized by petrographic studies in thin section as well with a geochemical analyses performed by XRF that gives major elements as well some trace elements. The dolmens tested for this project are located roughly between the northeast to west of the town of Monforte (Upper region of Alentejo, Portugal) and are named, from south to north, as Serrinha, Rabuje group (1 to 5), Geodésico de Besteiros 3 and Velho. The field work and petrographic studies revealed that the slabs are constituted mainly by several types of granitoids (gnaissic, red, white, tonalitic), amphibolites and mottled schist shale. The comparison of chemical analyses between slabs and selected outcrops revealed that the provenances are in most of the cases from the nearby geological stratum. In fact, major elements (e.g. MgO, SiO2, CaO) as well trace elements (e.g. Sr, Y, Zr, Nb) compositions are similar on slab samples and in rocks from the outcrops. If in terms of major elements a similarity was already expectable, or easier to obtain, the

  4. First molecular detection of Leishmania infantum in Sergentomyia minuta (Diptera, Psychodidae) in Alentejo, southern Portugal.

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    Pereira, S; Pita-Pereira, D; Araujo-Pereira, T; Britto, C; Costa-Rego, T; Ferrolho, J; Vilhena, M; Rangel, E F; Vilela, M L; Afonso, M O

    2017-10-01

    Protozoan parasites, such as Leishmania spp., are the causative agents of many insect-borne infectious diseases with medical and veterinary importance. Leishmaniasis, caused by Leishmania spp., is transmitted by female phlebotomine sand flies. In the Alentejo region of Portugal, located at the north of Algarve, cases of human and canine leishmaniasis caused by Leishmania infantum have been notified. However, no recent studies regarding the sand fly fauna in the region are available. We therefore aimed to explore the phlebotomine sand fly species found in both, Évora and Beja Districts, to gain an insight about the leishmaniasis epidemiology in these areas. After the identification of the insect species, PCR molecular tests were used to assess L. infantum infection rate in the sand fly captured females, together with the analysis of blood meal sources of the insect vectors. One Sergentomyia minuta female was positive for L. infantum infection and another for human blood as a meal source. The occurrence of this phlebotomine species infected with L. infantum may suggest that, in the Mediterranean basin, leishmaniasis epidemiology is changing. Also, if the importance of S. minuta for the zoonotic and anthroponotic cycle of leishmaniasis is later proven, the strategies to control its vector will inevitably to be rethought. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  5. Minerals and trace elements in silcretes of the Sado basin (Alentejo, southern Portugal) and implications for silcrete formation

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    Sauer, Daniela; Kullmann, Sarah; Zarei, Mehdi; Stahr, Karl

    2014-05-01

    Soils in the eastern part of the Sado basin (southern Portugal) are often characterized by massive cementations caused by silica. The thickness and massive character of these silcretes led to the hypothesis that accumulation of silica took place not only vertically within a soil profile, but also by enrichment through lateral water and element flow into the Sado basin. The aims of the study reported here were: 1) to characterize the cementing agent with regard to its mineralogy; 2) to test the hypothesis that silification was enhanced through lateral silica transport from the adjacent Alto Alentejo into the Sado basin. Aim 1) was achieved by scratching silica coatings from ped surfaces of the silicified soil horizons and cleaning them manually in the lab under a binocular microscope. After careful smashing with a mortar, density separation by sodium polytungstate solution was applied to remove any remaining mineral grains from the silica samples. The cleaned silica samples were then subjected to XRD and SEM in combination with EDS. Aim 2) was attained by using trace element contents of predominant rock types of the Alto Alentejo and of the silcretes in the Sado basin for identifying lateral pathways of water and silica in the landscape. Ten rock samples from the assumed source area of silica were combusted by fusion melt, and their contents of Ba, Co, Cs, Nb, Pb, Rb, Sr, Y and Zr were analyzed by ICP-MS. The same elements were analyzed in NaOH extracts of the cemented soil horizons in the Sado basin. The X-ray diagrams of the silica coatings show the expected broad hump of amorphous silica. In addition, quartz, kaolinite, and surprisingly high amounts of halloysite are identified, the latter reflecting conditions of intensive weathering and pedogenesis during the formation of the silica coatings. This intensive soil formation and hence silification most likely took place during Pliocene. Greater age is impossible, because the silification took place in Pliocene

  6. Otium, materialidade e paisagem nas villae do Alto Alentejo português em época romana = Otium, Materiality and Landscape in the Roman Villae of Alto Alentejo (Portugal

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    André Carneiro

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available A arquitectura das villae foi cuidadosamente pensada para permitir o máximo desfrute de uma vivência de gosto urbano e cosmopolita. A atenção dada à inserção da construção na paisagem, as soluções para harmonizar o espaço exterior criando atmosferas favoráveis, a contemplação para o exterior e a criação de espaços e ambientes construídos que permitissem potenciar o otium e o convivium são discutidos neste trabalho, com exemplos de sítios no Alto Alentejo.Roman villae were carefully designed to fulfil the urban and cosmopolitan way of living. Considering some archaeological sites in Alto Alentejo (Portugal, one intends to discuss the adjustment of the built structure to the landscape, the creation of chosen atmospheres by modelling the outer space, the countryside contemplation and the creation of spaces and indoor environments that would promote otium and convivium.

  7. Estudio del ambiente empresarial transfronterizo entre las regiones del Alentejo (Portugal) y la Provincia de Huelva (España)

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    Plaza Mejía, María de los Ángeles; Vargas Sánchez, Alfonso; Sousa, António; Novas, Jorge

    2011-01-01

    En este estudio se ha analizado la evolución del comercio exterior y se han determinado los sectores en los que se mantienen relaciones comerciales transfronterizas regulares entre la provincia de Huelva y la región del Alentejo, así como las empresas que las llevan a cabo, siendo estas actividades económicas, por tanto, las que ofrecen más posibilidades de una cooperación empresarial efectiva. En este sentido, se identifican toda una serie de elementos ligados a la cooperación, siendo analiz...

  8. Potencial energético de biomassa no montado do Baixo- Alentejo e Alentejo Litoral: aplicação em SIG

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    Luz, Luís; Alvarenga, Bartolomeu; Dias, João; Beja, Nuno; Cordeiro, Teresa; Luís, Pereira; Albino, Susana; Canada, João

    2004-01-01

    Comunicação apresentada no ENER’ 04 – Simpósio sobre Energias Renováveis em Portugal, Figueira da Foz (Portugal), em Maio de 2004. O aumento da utilização das energias renováveis em Portugal pode ser alcançado a partir de diferentes fontes, mas onde a biomassa se apresenta com um dos recursos de maior importância. Os resultados preliminares do potencial energético no Baixo Alentejo e Alentejo Litoral a partir dos resíduos de azinheira e sobreiro indicam uma disponibili...

  9. Portugal.

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    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…

  10. Portugal.

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    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

  11. Portugal

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    2001-03-01

    This short report summarizes the main lines of the energy policy of Portugal. It presents the main energy companies and utilities (EDP, CPPE, REN, Petrogal, GDP, Galp SGPS) of the country, the energy supplies (resources, electricity, petroleum, coal, natural gas), the prices and pricing policy, the global energy consumption per sector, the stakes and perspectives of the energy market (forecasts, contracts). (J.S.)

  12. Crianças à prova da escola: impasses da hereditariedade e a nova pedagogia em Portugal da fronteira entre os séculos XIX e XX

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    Carlota Boto

    2001-01-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho pretende discorrer sobre o debate pedagógico em Portugal do final do século XIX e do início do século XX. As fontes documentais utilizadas foram revistas especializadas em educação, dirigidas quer aos pais, quer aos professores. Tais periódicos, que continham artigos de renomados intelectuais e "pedagogistas" da época, tinham por objeto debater as grandes questões colocadas internacionalmente no campo educacional. Falava-se muito, na altura, da Nova Pedagogia, da Educação Nova, corrente que pretendia trazer para o campo educativo as contribuições do desenvolvimento da ciência e das recentes práticas de investigação já em vigor nos países tidos como mais adiantados, mais civilizados. Um dos temas que mereceram muito destaque entre os especialistas da época era aquele que conferia à educação a missão de combater, quer os impasses do meio, quer as limitações provenientes da hereditariedade. Contra os determinismos biológicos e sociais, cabia, portanto, à Pedagogia lutar. Sendo assim, o ato educativo era percebido, em larga medida, como uma aposta social, que seria empreendida por uma instituição específica, especializada e necessariamente renovada. A escola, já tida por "tradicional", não dava conta dos impasses com os quais os novos educadores se defrontariam. Cabia, então, alterar radicalmente velhas concepções de método e de conteúdo.This paper, as the just title indicates, intends to discuss about Portuguese pedagogical contest at the end of the XIXth century and at the beginning of the XXth century. The used documentary sources were magazines specialized in education, directed whether to the parents, or to the teachers. Such periodicals, that were including articles from reputed intellectuals and "pedagogists" of the epoch, had the objective to discuss the great questions internationally set within the educational area. They were talking a lot, during the New Pedagogy epoch, about the New

  13. Painting with gold: gilders in Northern Alentejo in the 17th and 18th centuries

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    Patrícia Alexandra Rodrigues Monteiro

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available This article will demonstrate that the artistic context in the North Alentejo region, very dynamic in the 16th century and enriched by the presence of both national and international artists, evolved slowly during the late 17th and 18th centuries to a reality marked mainly by the activity of local painters, most of them unknown, which became increasingly versatile, working in oil painting, fresco and also gildings. To better characterize this reality, some examples will be presented of artists who worked in various techniques as proved by documentary evidences. The materials now presented were a relevant contribution for the project "Gilt Teller: an interdisciplinary multi-scale study of gilding techniques and materials in Portugal, 1500-1800".

  14. O contributo dos trabalhos de Abel Viana e António Dias de Deus para o conhecimento do mundo funerário romano no termo sul do Alto Alentejo (Portugal) e o arqueossítio da Chaminé como caso de estudo

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    Rolo, Mónica

    2017-01-01

    No presente trabalho pretende-se apresentar uma visão genérica da importância das pesquisas arqueológicas levadas a cabo por um conjunto de funcionários da antiga Colónia Correccional de Vila Fernando (Elvas, Portugal) e o arqueólogo Abel Viana (1896-1964) para o conhecimento da realidade arqueológica funerária de época romana no actual território alto alentejano. Entre meados das décadas de 30 e 50 do século XX, procedeu-se à identificação e exploração de mais de uma centena de arqueossítios...

  15. Farming systems in two less favoured areas in portugal: their development from 1989 to 2009 and the implications for sustainable land management

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    Jones, N.M.; Graaff, de J.; Duarte, F.; Rodrigo, I.; Poortinga, A.

    2014-01-01

    Since the late 1980s, sustainable land management is one of the objectives of the European Commission in Less Favoured Areas. In this paper, we investigate the economic and environmental sustainability of farming systems in two less favoured areas in Centro and Alentejo areas of Portugal. The

  16. FRONTEIRA:CAMINHOS DO CONTRAGANDISTA

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    Candida Rosa Ramos Nunes

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available RESUMOO presente trabalho tem como objetivo revelar, através de contos literários de autores do Rio Grande do Sul e do Uruguai, uma visão do perfil do homem contrabandista, explicitando articulações que permitem ao público leitor ter diferentes versões desse personagem que, para uns, é considerado herói e, para outros, bandido. Para atingir tal proposta, serão examinados os contos “Contrabandistas”, de João Simões Lopes Neto; “Contos IV” e “Nossa Senhora Aparecida”, de Aldyr Garcia Schlee; “Contrabandistas”, de Julián Murguía; “Contrabando”, de Darcy Azambuja; “Cerrazón” e “Renuncia del comisario Portela y del cabo Lapuente”, de José Monegal, que enfocam a vida dos moradores da fronteira, espaço por onde transitava o comércio ilícito. Para análise dos textos, tomam-se como referenciais pesquisas de Guilhermino César, Adriana Dorfman, Léa Masina e Mariana Flores da Cunha Thompson Flores, críticos de diferentes áreas que tomam a literatura para aprofundar estudos sobre o contrabando na fronteira. Esta pesquisa permitirá detectar motivos que levavam os indivíduos a realizar contrabandos, bem como as consequências dos seus atos ilícitos. Isso nos leva a refletir sobre o caráter desses sujeitos. Seriam eles heróis ou bandidos? 

  17. Aquifer system's vulnerability for Fadagosa-Nisas's catchment (Alentejo, Portugal) using drastic index

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    Pais, M.F.A Mota; Antunes, I.M.H.R.; Albuquerque, M.T.D.

    2012-01-01

    As termas da Fadagosa de Nisa, localizadas no nordeste Alentejano, possuem uma relevante importância na economia desta região. Estão inseridas numa região hidrogeológica de fraca aptidão aquífera, onde predominam granitos fracturados, com fendas preenchidas por material argiloso. A circulação da água é característica de meios fissurados, sendo abastecidas por um único furo, com uma produtividade de 2 l/s. Estão localizadas numa região em que predomina a agricultura, o que lhe confere uma vuln...

  18. Archaeometry and craft context of the gold disks from Fortios (Portalegre, Alto Alentejo, Portugal

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    Alicia Perea

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available Starting from the topographic study and the elemental analysis of four gold objects from Fortios, we define a little-known type of gold object and survey all examples known to date. It is important to select the appropriate analytical technique depending on the problem to be solved and in order to obtain reliable results. In our particular case this allowed us to detect a brazing procedure using a solder of a lower melting point than the parts to be joined. Comparing analytical data from other, similar objects permitted the reconstruction of their technological domain, which is clearly Mediterranean. Finally the archaeological context, between the 8th and 7th centuries BC, and the particular character of the workshop point to a craft production belonging to the Orientalizing period of Southwestern Iberia.

  19. The cavernicolous Oniscidea (Crustacea: Isopoda of Portugal

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    Ana Sofia P.S. Reboleira

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available 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 from caves of mainland Portugal, including data from the literature and new material, are listed, revealing new biodiversity patterns. Twenty-seven species, belonging to 15 genera and six families, are known, of which 16 species are considered to be exclusively from subterranean ecosystems, i.e., troglobionts. Trichoniscidae is the most diverse family. Seven species in the family Trichoniscidae and one species in the family Styloniscidae are described as new (all with Reboleira & Taiti as authors: Trichoniscoides bellesi sp. nov. from the Montejunto Massif; T. sicoensis sp. nov. from the Sicó Massif; Metatrichoniscoides salirensis sp. nov. from the typhonic valley of Caldas da Rainha; Troglonethes olissipoensis sp. nov. from the Lisbon Peninsula; T. arrabidaensis sp. nov. from the Arrábida Massif; Miktoniscus longispina sp. nov. from the Sicó Massif and Cesaredas Plateau; Moserius inexpectatus sp. nov. from the Estremenho Massif; and Cordioniscus lusitanicus sp. nov. from Alentejo and Algarve, the southernmost provinces of Portugal. The subgenus Trogleluma Vandel, 1946 (Armadillidiidae is raised to genus level. In this geographic region terrestrial isopods are the richest group of cave-adapted animals.

  20. O MAR DE MADRID, OU UMA PENÍNSULA SEM FRONTEIRAS/ The sea of Madrid, or a peninsula without borders

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    Figueiredo, Monica

    2012-01-01

    Análise das relações estabelecidas entre Portugal e Espanha no século XXI. Reavaliação do conceito de “iberismo” defendido pelos autores portugueses do final do século XIX. A ficção como espaço da problematização da História. O Mar de Madrid de João de Melo e a discussão sobre os limites/fronteiras que dividem a Península Ibérica.

  1. Amazônia: uma fronteira volátil

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    Antônio Cláudio Rabello

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available O artigo procura construir uma abordagem teórica para se pensar a fronteira amazônica e suas atuais perspectivas, quando a discussão sobre desenvolvimento e sustentabilidade ambiental a colocam na ordem do dia. Partindo da análise de outras formulações acerca da fronteira amazônica e do processo de expansão sobre a mesma no final dos anos 1960, procuramos identificar as contribuições e os limites do conceito de fronteira adotado pelos autores. Mais do que identificar as ações sobre uma região de fronteira, buscamos teorizar sobre a construção do conceito, demonstrando que o mecanismo que constrói a fronteira e denomina uma região enquanto tal é um mecanismo de poder.

  2. AMBIENTE EMPRESARIAL TRANSFRONTERIZO ENTRE LA PROVINCIA DE HUELVA Y LA REGIÓN DEL ALENTEJO

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    Plaza-Mejía, María de los Ángeles; Vargas-Sánchez, Alfonso; Casas Novas, Jorge; Sousa, António

    2010-01-01

    En este estudio se ha analizado la evolución del comercio exterior y se han determinado los sectores en los que se mantienen relaciones comerciales transfronterizas regulares entre la provincia de Huelva y la región del Alentejo, así como las empresas que las llevan a cabo, siendo estas actividades económicas, por tanto, las que ofrecen más posibilidades de una cooperación empresarial efectiva. En este sentido, se identifican toda una serie de elementos ligados a la cooperación, siendo analiz...

  3. Hipogeos funerarios del Bronce Pleno en Torre Velha 3 (Serpa, Portugal).

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    Alves, Catarina; Costeira, Catarina; Estrela, Susana; Porfírio, Eduardo; Serra, Miguel; Soares, António M. Monge; Moreno-garcía, Marta

    2011-01-01

    Recientes intervenciones arqueológicas realizadas en el Bajo Alentejo (Portugal), en el ámbito del Proyecto de Alqueva (EDIA), han permitido la identificación de importantes vestigios del Bronce del Sudoeste. En este artículo se presentan los primeros datos de uno de los mayores conjuntos de hipogeos funerarios de esa época, excavado en el yacimiento de Torre Velha 3 (Serpa), que muestra claras semejanzas con el mundo argárico, sobre todo en los rituales, en la arquitectura y en el ajuar ofre...

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

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    1977-10-01

    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 U 3 O 8 ) 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)

  5. Habitat Features and Strategies for the Sustainable Development in the Alentejo Region

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    Rui Manuel de Sousa Fragoso

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available The unfavoured Portuguese regions have a level of life and economic growth rates lower than favoured regions, and the mean of European Union and hence have less entrepreneurial activities. The adoption of strategies of sustainable development driven by entrepreneurship phenomena could be a viable solution. Thus, the likely relationships between entrepreneurship and regional features were described, and sources of entrepreneurship opportunities for strategies based on the own regional resources and competitive advantages were identified. The paper concludes that, for the Alentejo region, some habitat variables should be reinforced for promoting entrepreneurship and sustainable development, and the main opportunities are related to the economic activities that belong to the regional productive profile of specialization.

  6. Colored limewash paintings in Alentejo (part 1: Pigments' identification and stratigraphic analysis (in 2004-2006

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    M. Gil

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available An experimental campaign took place between 2004 and 2006 in Alentejo in order to identify the pigments used in the traditional limewash and analyze pictorial techniques. The samples were collected in the exterior finishes of buildings localized in the historical centers of 47 municipalities (distributed among the districts of Évora, Beja, Portalegre and Setúbal. Its analysis was based on micro-chemical tests, supplemented with optical microscopic observations, Fourier transformed infrared spectroscopy and X-ray diffractometry. Results show that, contrary to the present, red pigments based on Fe (III compounds were predominant in the lime palette of Alentejo and reveal several technical details such as the mixes between several pigments and the use of chromatic layers of variable thickness, that, in many cases, are very different from the system of transparent glazes.

  7. Produção de cebola de dias curtos no Alentejo. Influência da adubação localizada Short-day onion bulb yield in Alentejo. Influence of fertilizer band placement

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    Rui Manuel Almeida Machado

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available As baixas temperaturas e o fácil encharcamento da maioria dos solos do Alentejo constituem uma restrição à produção de hortícolas ao ar livre, no Outono-Inverno. A cebola de dias curtos pode constituir uma opção pela sua capacidade para superar estes constrangimentos. Assim, este trabalho teve como objectivo estudar o comportamento de duas cultivares de cebola de dias curtos, plantadas no Outono e a influência da localização da adubação aquando da plantação. O ensaio decorreu na herdade experimental da Mitra da Universidade de Évora e os tratamentos em estudo foram: a cultivar de cebola de dias curtos (“Spring Star” e “Mineutaka” e o método de aplicação do adubo à plantação (distribuição a lanço e localização do adubo numa faixa a 10 cm ± 2 de profundidade, sob a linha de cultura. A adubação localizada não afectou a densidade radical (cm cm-3 sob a linha de cultura, nem a produção comercial de bolbos a qual foi respectivamente para a “Spring Star” e “Mineutaka” de 8,3 e 9,0 kg m-2. Visto as cultivares estudadas terem apresentado resistência ao excesso de água e às baixas temperaturas que ocorreram durante o ciclo, com produções consideráveis, a cebola de dias curtos apresenta-se como uma cultura com elevado potencial agronómico para o Alentejo. Adicionalmente, dada a época em que é realizada a cultura a água para a rega não será um factor limitante.In Alentejo region low temperatures and soil waterlogging during Autumn- Winter season are limiting factors for vegetable production under field conditions. Short -day onions can be an option to surpass these restrictions. The aim of the present work was to evaluate the effect of short - day onion cultivars and band placement of the fertilizer on onion production in Alentejo, planted during the autumn. The experiment was carried out at Mitra Research Station of the University of Évora and the treatments were: short - day onion cultivars (

  8. Processos migratórios na fronteira Brasil-Guiana

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    Full Text Available NESSE TEXTO elaboro uma discussão sobre os processos migratórios que carac-terizam a fronteira Brasil-Guiana. São elencados aspectos históricos, sociais, culturais das cidades que compõem aquela região de fronteira e também da vida local dos grupos étnicos que ali vivem um deslocamento contínuo ou permanente, aqui entendido como migração.THIS TEXT discusses the migratory processes that characterize the Brazilian-Guyanese border, and lists the historical, social, and cultural aspects of the frontier cities and of the local lives of ethnic groups that experience continuous or permanent dislocation, here understood as migration.

  9. Mapping Risk of Malaria Transmission in Mainland Portugal Using a Mathematical Modelling Approach.

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    Gomes, Eduardo; Capinha, César; Rocha, Jorge; Sousa, Carla

    2016-01-01

    Malaria is currently one of the world´s major health problems. About a half-million deaths are recorded every year. In Portugal, malaria cases were significantly high until the end of the 1950s but the disease was considered eliminated in 1973. In the past few years, endemic malaria cases have been recorded in some European countries. With the increasing human mobility from countries with endemic malaria to Portugal, there is concern about the resurgence of this disease in the country. Here, we model and map the risk of malaria transmission for mainland Portugal, considering 3 different scenarios of existing imported infections. This risk assessment resulted from entomological studies on An. atroparvus, the only known mosquito capable of transmitting malaria in the study area. We used the malariogenic potential (determined by receptivity, infectivity and vulnerability) applied over geospatial data sets to estimate spatial variation in malaria risk. The results suggest that the risk exists, and the hotspots are concentrated in the northeast region of the country and in the upper and lower Alentejo regions.

  10. Mapping Risk of Malaria Transmission in Mainland Portugal Using a Mathematical Modelling Approach

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    Capinha, César; Rocha, Jorge; Sousa, Carla

    2016-01-01

    Malaria is currently one of the world´s major health problems. About a half-million deaths are recorded every year. In Portugal, malaria cases were significantly high until the end of the 1950s but the disease was considered eliminated in 1973. In the past few years, endemic malaria cases have been recorded in some European countries. With the increasing human mobility from countries with endemic malaria to Portugal, there is concern about the resurgence of this disease in the country. Here, we model and map the risk of malaria transmission for mainland Portugal, considering 3 different scenarios of existing imported infections. This risk assessment resulted from entomological studies on An. atroparvus, the only known mosquito capable of transmitting malaria in the study area. We used the malariogenic potential (determined by receptivity, infectivity and vulnerability) applied over geospatial data sets to estimate spatial variation in malaria risk. The results suggest that the risk exists, and the hotspots are concentrated in the northeast region of the country and in the upper and lower Alentejo regions. PMID:27814371

  11. Antioxidant activity and cholinesterase inhibition studies of four flavouring herbs from Alentejo.

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    Arantes, Sílvia; Piçarra, Andreia; Candeias, Fátima; Caldeira, A Teresa; Martins, M Rosário; Teixeira, Dora

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    Essential oils (EOs) and aqueous extracts of aerial parts of four aromatic species, Calamintha nepeta, Foeniculum vulgare, Mentha spicata and Thymus mastichina, from southwest of Portugal were characterised chemically and analysed in order to evaluate their antioxidant potential and cholinesterase inhibitory activities. The main components of EOs were oxygenated monoterpenes, and aqueous extracts were rich in phenol and flavonoid compounds. EOs and aqueous extracts presented a high antioxidant potential, with ability to protect the lipid substrate, free radical scavenging and iron reducing power. Furthermore, EOs and extracts showed AChE and BChE inhibitory activities higher than rivastigmine, the standard drug. Results suggested the potential use of EOs and aqueous extracts of these flavouring herbs as nutraceutical or pharmaceutical preparations to minimise the oxidative stress and the progression of degenerative diseases.

  12. Numerical Simulations of Fog Events in Southern Portugal

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    Full Text Available This work aims at improving the knowledge on fog formation and its evolution in the Alentejo region (Portugal. For this purpose, brief regional fog climatology, essentially based on information from the Beja Air Base meteorological station, was produced and several numerical high resolution simulations were performed using the Meso-NH. The ECOCLIMAP database used to generate the model physiography was improved to include the Alqueva reservoir (~250 km2, filled in 2003. The model results were compared with surface and satellite observations, showing good agreement in terms of fog occurrence and persistence. Various forcing mechanisms for formation, development, and dissipation of fog were identified, confirming the influence of two small mountains that block the moist air from the Atlantic Ocean, preventing the fog from reaching innermost regions. The introduction of the Alqueva large reservoir induces changes in the landscape and environment. The effects of the water vapour addition and of the changes in mass and energy surface fluxes on fog formation and evolution were studied. It was found that the reservoir may have a direct impact on fog formation over the lake and its vicinity. Depending on the large scale meteorological conditions, their influence can be both positive and negative, in terms of spatial coverage and temporal persistence.

  13. The Intra Industry Trade between Portugal European Union, Portugal Spain, Portugal-France, Portugal Germany, Portugal-Ireland, Portugal-Greece and Portugal-Netherlands - a Dynamic Panel Data Analysis (1996 2000)

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    PortugalÂ’s main trade partners have been Spain, Germany and France. In this paper we analyse the intra industry trade in the manufacturing industry between Portugal Spain, Portugal-France, Portugal Germany, Portugal-Ireland and Portugal-Greece. We also present the results of intra industry trade (IIT) between Portugal and the European Union. The innovation, technological progress, human capital, and scale economies are some of the explicative variables of the intra industry trade phenomena. ...

  14. Lessons from Portugal

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    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…

  15. O megalitismo funerário no Alentejo Central – arquitectura e orientações: o estado da questão em Montemor-o-Novo

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    The present work reports on systematic GPS relocalization of megalithic monuments in the region of Montemor-o-Novo, improving upon earlier references. Also the analysis of the recently recovered Manuel Heleno “Field Note Books” has shed new light on the evolutive models of the funerary megalithic monuments arquitecture in this part of Central Alentejo.The geographical orientation of the monuments was regularly measured, and the results are discussed with reference to recent con...

  16. Potencialidades do sorgo sacarino [Sorghum bicolor (L. Moench] para a produção sustentável de bioetanol no Alentejo The potential of sweet sorghum [Sorghum bicolor (L. Moench] for sustainable bioethanol production in Alentejo

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    Full Text Available Fazem-se algumas considerações sobre a importância dos biocombustíveis (biodiesel e bioetanol, num futuro próximo, e acerca das potencialidades do sorgo sacarino para a produção de bioetanol. Apresentam-se resultados de um ensaio de quatro dotações de rega (1500, 2500, 3500 e 4500 m³/ha aplicadas a uma variedade de sorgo sacarino. Avaliou-se a concentração em sólidos solúveis (ºBrix nos caules verdes e a altura das plantas ao longo do ciclo. Determinou-se a produção de matéria verde em caules e de matéria seca em caules, folhas e inflorescências. Estimou-se também a produção de açúcar e bioetanol por hectare. Os dados revelaram que a dotação de rega mais aconselhável foi a de 4500 m³/ha pois conduziu aos melhores resultados em todos os parâmetros, excepto no que se refere ao Brix que foi semelhante à da dotação de 3500 m ³/ha (17 e 16%, respectivamente. Com aquela dotação de rega, se os resultados se confirmarem, será de esperar que, no Alentejo, as produções de bioetanol, da referida cultura, sejam superiores a 5000 l/ha.The importance of biofuels (biodiesel and bioethanol in the next future, and the potential of sweet sorghum for bioethanol production are discussed. Results of a trial with four irrigation treatments (1500, 2500, 3500 e 4500 m³/ha applied, to one variety of sweet sorghum, are presented. The soluble solids content (ºBrix of the fresh stalks and plant height were monitored along the life cycle of the crop. The yield of fresh stalks and the dry matter yield of stalks, leaves and inflorescences were determined. Sugar and bioethanol yields were also estimated. The results showed that the 4500 m³/ha irrigation treatment conducted to the best results in all variables, except for the Brix values that were similar to the 3500 m³/ha treatment (17 and 16%, respectively. With that irrigation treatment, and if the results are confirmed in the future, it will be expected that bioethanol yields from

  17. A survey of entomopathogenic nematode species in continental Portugal.

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    Valadas, V; Laranjo, M; Mota, M; Oliveira, S

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    Entomopathogenic nematodes (EPN) are lethal parasites of insects, used as biocontrol agents. The objectives of this work were to survey the presence of EPN in continental Portugal and to characterize the different species. Of the 791 soil samples collected throughout continental Portugal, 53 were positive for EPN. Steinernema feltiae and Heterorhabditis bacteriophora were the two most abundant species. Analysis of EPN geographical distribution revealed an association between nematode species and vegetation type. Heterorhabditis bacteriophora was mostly found in the Alentejo region while S. feltiae was present in land occupied by agriculture with natural vegetation, broadleaved forest, mixed forest and transitional woodland-shrub, agro-forestry areas, complex cultivated patterns and non-irrigated arable land. Although no clear association was found between species and soil type, S. feltiae was typically recovered from cambisols and H. bacteriophora was more abundant in lithosols. Sequencing of the internal transcribed spacer (ITS) region indicated that S. feltiae was the most abundant species, followed by H. bacteriophora. Steinernema intermedium and S. kraussei were each isolated from one site and Steinernema sp. from two sites. Phylogenetic analyses of ITS, D2D3 expansion region of the 28S rRNA gene, as well as mitochondrial cytochrome c oxidase subunit I (COXI) and cytochrome b (cytb) genes, was performed to evaluate the genetic diversity of S. feltiae and H. bacteriophora. No significant genetic diversity was found among H. bacteriophora isolates. However, COXI seems to be the best marker to study genetic diversity of S. feltiae. This survey contributes to the understanding of EPN distribution in Europe.

  18. OS DESCAMINHOS NA FRONTEIRA: FISCAIS DO ESTADO E TRABALHADORES NOS PROCESSOS DE APREENSÃO DE MERCADORIAS NA FRONTEIRA BRASIL-PARAGUAI (1980-2015

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    Full Text Available Neste texto nos concentramos em analisar parte das relações de trabalho vividas na fronteira Brasil-Paraguai, buscando compreender como trabalhadores envolvidos com o comércio e transporte de mercadorias na fronteira, interpretam e lidam com as mudanças ocorridas em suas atividades laborais entre 1980 e 2015. O local de estudo envolve algumas cidades da Costa Oeste do Paraná localizadas na fronteira com o Leste do Paraguai, dando ênfase à Guaíra-Pr, Salto del Guairá/PY e, também, Mundo Novo no estado do Mato Grosso do Sul. Para tanto, utilizamos como fontes alguns autos criminais de comarcas regionais entre 1980 a 1990, legislações brasileiras, jornais locais e entrevistas com vendedores em lojas e ambulantes em Salto del Guairá, atravessadores de mercadorias na fronteira e ex-funcionários da receita federal que viveram e trabalharam nesta região de fronteira.

  19. As empresas vitivinícolas e o desenvolvimento do enoturismo: o caso da região do Alentejo, Portugal

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    Lavandoski, Joice

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    Tese de doutoramento, Turismo, Faculdade de Economia, Universidade do Algarve, 2015 Esta Tese aborda a questão da mudança estratégica das empresas produtoras de vinho que se tornam também empresas ligadas à atividade turística, através do desenvolvimento do enoturismo. O objetivo geral desta pesquisa é desenvolver e testar um modelo de análise que permita identificar causas e efeitos do desenvolvimento do enoturismo nas empresas produtoras de vinho. Utilizando técnicas estatísticas apoi...

  20. Fascist labscapes: geneticists, wheat, and the landscapes of Fascism in Italy and Portugal.

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    Saraiva, Tiago

    2010-01-01

    This paper explores the role of scientists in the building of fascist regimes in Italy and Portugal by focusing on plant geneticists' participation in the Italian and Portuguese wheat wars for bread self-sufficiency. It looks closely at the work undertaken by Nazareno Strampelli at the National Institute of Genetics for Grain Cultivation (Italy) and by António Sousa da Câmara at the National Agronomic Experiment Station (Portugal), both of whom took wheat as their prime experimental object of genetics research. The main argument is that the production of standardized organisms—the breeder's elite seeds—in laboratory spaces is deeply entangled with their circulation through extended distribution networks that allowed for their massive presence in Italian and Portuguese landscapes such as the Po Valley and the Alentejo. The narrative pays particular attention to the historical development of fascist regimes in the two countries, advancing the argument that breeders' artifacts were key components of the institutionalization of the new political regimes.

  1. Medicinal Product Regulation: Portugal׳s Framework.

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    Herdeiro, Maria Teresa; Bastos, Paulo D; Teixeira-Rodrigues, António; Roque, Fátima

    2016-09-01

    The pharmaceutical industry is one of the most tightly regulated sectors, and it is essential to know each country׳s legal framework to understand the regulation, approval, and marketing of medicinal products for human use. This article describes the main statutes and procedures governing medicinal products for human use in Portugal and the role of the country׳s National Medicines and Health Products Authority (Autoridade Nacional do Medicamento e Produtos de Saúde, I.P.; INFARMED). From the most recently available data, an update of requests and approvals concerning marketing authorizations, variations, pricing, and reimbursements is provided. Data were sourced from the INFARMED website, Infomed (database of medicinal products for human use), and periodic reports issued by national authorities. Organic laws, acts, and law decrees published in the government gazette (Diário da República) are cited and reproduced as required. In 2015 Portugal ranked fifth in the European System of Medicines Evaluation in terms of the number of completed procedures as a reference member state. Approximately 80% of all approved drug applications in Portugal in 2015 were for generic drugs, mostly pertaining to the nervous system. In Portugal, INFARMED monitors drug quality, safety profile, and efficacy in all stages of the drug life cycle, ensuring patients' safety. The Portuguese market for medicinal products for human use has been appreciably changed by the advent of generic drugs. There is an increased trend for new request applications for biological and biotechnological substances. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier HS Journals, Inc. All rights reserved.

  2. Control with anionic polyacrylamide of runoff and erosion induced by irrigation on Alentejo soils: surface and sprinkler irrigation (center pivot Controlo do escorrimento e da erosão em solos do Alentejo com poliacrilamidas aniónicas: rega de superfície e por aspersão (rampas rotativas

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    F. L. Santos

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    has been positive in reducing runoff and sediment loss, enhancing also infiltration rates. The paper summarizes these studies, presents the state of the art, the methodologies used and the main results and conclusions.Os solos Mediterrâneos do sul de Portugal encontram-se na sua maioria sob agricultura de sequeiro, que circunscreve zonas de solos sensíveis, erodidos ou com um elevado potencial para a erosão. A principal característica destes solos é possuir um horizonte A de rápida permeabilidade seguido de um horizonte B de muito baixa permeabilidade. Este facto, induz a baixa infiltração da água de rega e, consequentemente, a elevadas limitações para a rega. Assim, para estes solos serem regados é importante que sejam adoptadas práticas de conservação do solo e da água, bem como a adequação do sistema de rega e sua correcta gestão. Estas práticas conservativas ajudam na obtenção de bons níveis de produtividade na agricultura e na preservação do ambiente, através da redução do escorrimento, da prevenção da perda de solo e no aumento da infiltração. Para tal, uma das estratégias que pode ser usada é a aplicação de condicionadores de solo que ajudam na melhoria das propriedades físicas, em particular as poliacrilamidas aniónicas (PAM. Têm-se obtido resultados bastante satisfatórios nos solos regados do Alentejo na estabilização da estrutura da superfície do solo e no controlo da erosão induzida pelas regas, quer de superfície, quer por rampas rotativas (center-pivot. Desde 1997 que são desenvolvidos estudos de aplicação de poliacrilamida aniónica (PAM na rega de superfície, em terraços de contorno e em sulcos declivosos, bem como na rega por aspersão e ensaios em laboratório. Foram testadas várias metodologias de aplicação do condicionador (aplicação directa no solo, dissolução na água de rega e posterior aplicação em sulcos de rega e em sistemas sobre pressão, aplicações únicas e fraccionadas bem como

  3. Gestão de Plano de Negócios: estudo de caso para o turismo rural Descobrir o Alentejo

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    Este projeto de Turismo Rural denominado “Descobrir o Alentejo” consiste na criação de um espaço de turismo rural através da restauração de uma propriedade familiar centenária. Nestes termos, o presente trabalho tem por objeto a Gestão de um Plano de Negócios com vista a avaliar a viabilidade geral da concretização do Projeto. Pretende-se oferecer um alojamento de qualidade com outros serviços associados, no interior do Baixo Alentejo. Um conceito rural num espaço urbano, ligando o aloj...

  4. Palestinos: as redefinições de fronteiras e cidadania

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    Jardim Denise Fagundes

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    Full Text Available O uso do termo "palestino" guarda uma diversidade de percursos e conflitos sociais que agiram no sentido de dar substancialidade a uma identidade social seja para grupos minoritários no Brasil, seja para grupos sociais que vivem em outros estados nacionais, inclusive em Israel. O objetivo desse artigo é discorrer sobre as redefinições territoriais e de cidadania que demonstram a complexidade da autodenominação de palestino. Para tanto, é necessário retomar a história recente dos conflitos entre nações, redefinições territoriais e embates diplomáticos que colocaram a palestina no mapa geopolítico no nosso século a fim de compreender o uso e as atualizações desse tema entre os imigrantes palestinos que vivem no Brasil. A compreensão dos diferentes itinerários permite reconhecer a centralidade do nacionalismo palestino nas atualizações da identidade palestina ainda no contexto de origem, antes e depois de 1948. As redefinições de fronteiras entre estados nacionais e cidadania fornecem um melhor entendimento sobre a identidade palestina e a multiplicidade de itinerários de imigração que incidem nos depoimentos dos imigrantes palestinos que vivem no sul do Brasil.

  5. Sea urchins, their predators and prey in SW Portugal

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    Nuno Mamede

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Sea urchins play a key role structuring benthic communities of rocky shores through an intense herbivory. The most abundant sea urchin species on shallow rocky subtidal habitats of the SW coast of Portugal is Paracentrotus lividus (Echinodermata: Echinoidea. It is considered a key species in various locations throughout its geographical distribution by affecting the structure of macroalgae communities and may cause the abrupt transformation of habitats dominated by foliose algae to habitats dominated by encrusting algae - the urchin barrens. The removal of P. lividus predators by recreational and commercial fishing is considered a major cause of this phenomenon by affecting the trophic relationships between predators, sea urchins and algae communities. Marine protected areas (MPAs usually lead to the recovery of important predator species that control sea urchin populations and restore habitats dominated by foliose macroalgae. Therefore, MPAs provide a good opportunity to test cascading effects and indirect impacts of fishing at the ecosystem level. The ecological role of P. lividus was studied on rocky subtidal habitats of the SW coast of Portugal (Alentejo considering three trophic levels: population of P. lividus, their predators (fish and shellfish and their prey (macroalgae communities. Several studies were conducted: (1 a non-destructive observational study on the abundance and distribution patterns of P. lividus, their predators and preys, comparing areas with different protection; (2 a manipulative in situ study with cages to assess the role of P. lividus as an herbivore and the influence of predation; (3 a descriptive study of P. lividus predators based on underwater filming; (4 and a study of human perception on these trophic relationships and other issues on sea urchin ecology and fishery, based on surveys made to fishermen and divers. Subtidal studies were performed with SCUBA diving at 3-12 m deep. Results indicate that in the

  6. Fronteiras em Movimento: o Oeste nos Estados Unidos e no Brasil

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    Full Text Available A construção de estados nacionais na América pode ser visualizada por distintos movimentos políticos, culturais e socioeconômicos. Diferentes intelectuais, em diferentes países, buscaram formulações teóricas para explicar seu passado e ensejar políticas de territorialização e legitimação do nacional. Neste sentido, o texto compara o conceito de fronteira aberta, desenvolvido por Frederick Jackson Turner em 1893, ao conceito de fronteiras guaranis de José de Melo e Silva, publicado em 1939. Entende-se que conceitos podem ser apropriados em contextos geográficos e temporais diferentes, resultando em propostas diferenciadas da construção de identidades nacionais e representações de fronteira. Entende-se que demarcar fronteiras significa estabelecer representações do outro e erigir regiões. Neste caso, tanto os Estados Unidos rumo ao Pacífico quanto o Brasil nação em relação ao país vizinho Paraguai, em que Melo e Silva buscava combater a fronteira aberta e demarca-la na construção da brasilidade em oposição ao outro indígena sul-americano. Tais fronteiras desvelam relações de poder que instauram processos de crença e di-visão do mundo social.

  7. Neurociencias de inclução social na triplice fronteira

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    Metadados do Trabalho de Conclusão de Curso: Neurociencias de inclução social na triplice fronteira, pela discente: Seidel Guerra López, sob Orientação de Nildo Alves Batista do curso de Especialização em Atendimento Educacional Especializado na perspectiva da Educação Inclusiva (2014-2015) da Universidade Federal da Integração Latino-Americana (UNILA), no Repositório Institucional da UNILA (RI-UNILA). Neurociencias de inclução social na triplice fronteira

  8. Rádio de fronteira : da cultura local ao espaço global

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    As práticas socioculturais, entendidas como processos sociais, ao serem analisadas, muito nos dizem a respeito de um determinado grupo. Os espaços de fronteiras nacionais são ricos em elementos constitutivos de uma cultura local, construída e sustentada pelos sujeitos e reforçada pelas instituições inseridas neste meio. O rádio FM de fronteira está acompanhando o fluxo das transformações proporcionadas pelas novas tecnologias. Hoje somos cidadãos do mundo e já não temos uma identidade, mas id...

  9. CERN and Portugal

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    In its continual tour of CERN Member States, the European Committee for Future Accelerators (ECFA) visited Lisbon, Portugal, on 21-22 April, where it met at the Instituto Superiore Tecnico, a technical university with 9,000 students. Portuguese particle physics is in a particularly healthy situation, having developed considerably following Portugal's admission to CERN in 1985. With support from Brussels, scientific infrastructure has developed rapidly, although the science base has yet to attain the levels seen in larger nations. The 45-strong population of experimentalists in Portugal, including 14 PhDs, represents a 2.5-fold increase since Portugal joined CERN ten years ago and is in line with the goal stated at the time. This successful development of experimental particle physics has benefited much from physicists returning from abroad (mainly France and the UK). The direct result of the efforts of a few individuals (notably J.M. Gago), this splendid achievement provides an excellent role model for new and potential CERN Member States. At present, particle physics represents some 3 0% of all Portuguese physics publications. This very special role (and the financial support it implies) provides a visible target, but one which can be defended as it provides a catalyst for other national scientific developments. The national hub is the Laboratory for experimental high energy physics and related R&D projects (LIP), with centres in Lisbon (Head, J.M. Gago) and Coimbra (Head, A. Policarpo). LIP, with close links to two universities in Lisbon and to the University of Coimbra, has developed into a centre of expertise and training in electronics, computing and software engineering. Present LIP funding is some 2 million Swiss francs/year (70% in Lisbon and 3 0% in Coimbra), covering most of the salaries of the nonuniversity people, the remainder being supported by grants from Portuguese and European programmes. Portugal's contribution to CERN's 1995 budget

  10. Prison Conditions in Portugal

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    Dores, António Pedro; Loureiro, Ricardo; Pontes, Nuno

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    GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF THE PORTUGUESE PENITENTIARY SYSTEM Portugal has 51 prisons of different types: 15 penitentiaries (“central prisons”, normally larger ones) for inmates condemned to serve more than 6 months; 31 penitentiaries (“regional prisons”) for inmates condemned to serve less than 6 months; and five penitentiaries (“special prisons”) for inmates who need special attention, such as women, youths, policeman, and the sick (hospital). The first type of penitentiary has security...

  11. A representação do migrante clandestino no cinema contemporâneo: Efeitos e cenas de fronteira

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    Full Text Available O presente artigo estuda um corpus de filmes que representam diversos percursos de migrantes clandestinos. A análise foca particularmente o lugar do clandestino na fronteira, entendida como lugar e metáfora. Após uma leitura crítica da noção de fronteira, descrevem-se as figuras recorrentes desta cinematografia: o clandestino que experimenta a fronteira, o homem ocidental em crise que se regenera no contacto com o Outro, a instância de receção que vê questionada a sua postura perante o sofrimento do/a migrante.

  12. Hipogeos funerarios del Bronce Pleno en Torre Velha 3 (Serpa, Portugal.

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    Catarina ALVES

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available Recientes intervenciones arqueológicas realizadas en el Bajo Alentejo (Portugal, en el ámbito del Proyecto de Alqueva (EDIA, han permitido la identificación de importantes vestigios del Bronce del Sudoeste. En este artículo se presentan los primeros datos de uno de los mayores conjuntos de hipogeos funerarios de esa época, excavado en el yacimiento de Torre Velha 3 (Serpa, que muestra claras semejanzas con el mundo argárico, sobre todo en los rituales, en la arquitectura y en el ajuar ofrendado. Así, los hipogeos están formados por un atrio, que puede tener diversas formas y que da acceso a una se encuentran generalmente en la cámara, y se acompañan de artefactos cerámicos y metálicos y de ofrendas cárnicas, lo que constituye un indicio de la realización de rituales de comensalidad con ocasión de los en- tierros. La datación por radiocarbono de muestra óseas pertenecientes a las ofrendas de carne permitió asignar a estos hipogeos una cronología dentro del segundo cuarto/inicios del tercero del II Milenio a.C.

  13. Portugal, Espanha e Europa

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    2015-01-01

    UID/HIS/04209/2013 Centrando‑se na candidatura portuguesa de adesão à Comunidade Económica Europeia, este artigo procura demonstrar que a simultaneidade das negociações de adesão de Portugal e da Espanha atrasaram a adesão portuguesa, e que, embora os estados‑membros fossem favoráveis em princípio ao novo alargamento, lidaram com o processo ao seu ritmo e de acordo com as suas próprias e muito particulares exigências, pelo que procuraremos demonstrar de que modo é que os interesses dos est...

  14. Phytoplankton Bloom Off Portugal

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    Turquoise and greenish swirls marked the presence of a large phytoplankton bloom off the coast of Portugal on April 23, 2002. This true-color image was acquired by the Moderate-resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS), flying aboard NASA's Terra satellite. There are also several fires burning in northwest Spain, near the port city of A Coruna. Please note that the high-resolution scene provided here is 500 meters per pixel. For a copy of this scene at the sensor's fullest resolution, visit the MODIS Rapidfire site.

  15. Regional variation in coronary heart disease mortality trends in Portugal, 1981-2012.

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    Araújo, Carla; Pereira, Marta; Viana, Marta; Rocha, Olga Laszczyńska; Bennett, Kathleen; Lunet, Nuno; Azevedo, Ana

    2016-12-01

    Information is scarce about the geographic variation in time trends of mortality from coronary heart disease (CHD). We aimed to describe trends in death rates, absolute number of deaths and years of life lost (YLL) due to CHD among men and women in Portugal, by region, from 1981 to 2012. The age-standardized mortality rates from CHD were estimated by sex and region. We used joinpoint regression analysis to calculate the annual percent change (APC) in mortality and to identify points of significant change in the trend. The YLL due to premature mortality for CHD were computed using the Global Burden of Disease method. The age-adjusted mortality from CHD decreased between 1981 and 2012, both in men and women, but with significantly different APC by region. Smaller declines in rates were observed in Alentejo (men: APC 1993-2012: -2.4%; women: APC 1991-2012: -2.4%). The greatest decline was observed in Madeira between 2003 and 2012, in men (APC: -7.6%) and women (APC: -9.7%). The decline in rates in Algarve started only after 2003, whereas it was consistent from 1981 in the North and started in the 1990s in most other regions. A decrease in the number of deaths was only observed after 2000. The YLL from CHD decreased from 1981 to 2012, mainly after 2000. In Portugal, between 1981 and 2012, relative declines of CHD mortality indicators were different by geographic region. Consistent decreases in mortality rates were only observed in the Centre, Lisbon and North, the most populated and urbanized regions. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.

  16. Understanding Driving Forces and Implications Associated with the Land Use and Land Cover Changes in Portugal

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    Bruno M. Meneses

    2017-02-01

    Full Text Available Understanding the processes of land use and land cover changes (LUCC and the associated driving forces is important for achieving sustainable development. This paper presents the LUCC in Portugal at the regional level (NUTS II from 1995 to 2010 and discusses the main driving forces and implications associated with these LUCC. The main objectives of this work are: (a to quantify the land use and land cover (LUC types (level I of LUC cartography by NUT II in Portugal for the years 1995, 2007 and 2010; (b to assess the spatio-temporal LUCC; and (c to identify and discuss the main driving forces of LUCC and corresponding implications based on correlations and Principal Components Analysis. The results revealed large regional and temporal LUCC and further highlighted the different and sometimes opposite time trends between neighboring regions. By associating driving forces to LUCC, different influences at the regional level were observed, namely LUCC into agriculture land derived from the construction of dams (Alentejo region, or the conversion of coniferous forest into eucalypt forest (Centre region associated with increased gross value added (GVA and employment in industry and forestry. Temporal differentiation was also observed, particularly in the settlements that expanded between 1995 and 2007 due to the construction of large infrastructures (e.g., highways, industrial complexes, or buildings, which is reflected on employment in industry and construction and respective GVA. However, certain LUCC have implications, particularly in energy consumption, for which different behavior between regions can be highlighted in this analysis, but also on land-use sustainability.

  17. Dilemas da carreira sem fronteira: um estudo de caso com gerentes bancários.

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    Andrea Oltramari

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available O artigo tem como objetivo compreender como gerentes bancários vivenciam a construção de suas carreiras, em especial, nas mobilidades associadas às promoções de cargo, num contexto de carreiras sem fronteiras. Para coleta de dados foram utilizadas entrevistas com dez gerentes bancários de um banco público do Rio Grande do Sul. As entrevistas foram gravadas com o consentimento dos gerentes, posteriormente foram transcritas e interpretadas. Os resultados indicam que o modelo de carreiras sem fronteiras é imposto pela organização bancária e tem o objetivo de capturar o gerente para o projeto da organização bem como garantir sua permanência na instituição. Afora isso, as decisões relativas à carreira recaem diretamente na família do gerente bancário.

  18. Memória Viva de Árabes na Fronteira: Aspectos da Cultura e Religiosidade

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    Full Text Available Este trabalho tem como objetivo principal analisar e registrar aspectos da cultura árabe presentes na fronteira, tais como religiosidade, gastronomia, folclore, indumentária, dentre outros. O trabalho tem como motivação a visibilidade da identidade árabe na fronteira buscando entender como esses povos vieram e quais impactos positivos e negativos que sentiram ao estarem na fronteira Brasil/ Uruguai, especificamente em Jaguarão/Rio Branco. É de suma importância a valorização da identidade, o sentimento de pertencimento ao país de origem, e as práticas culturais que fazem com que esses povos sintam sua nação presente mesmo no país de imigração. A prática cultural propicia a constituição de conhecimentos tais como crenças, hábitos, tradições e fazem com outros povos de outras nacionalidades presentes na fronteira desenvolvam relações sociais com o aprendizado de novas culturas. Para isso é necessário que se desenvolva o conceito de alteridade que é fundamental na unidade e respeito entre os habitantes de um determinado local e nas diferenças culturais e religiosas da sociedade A metodologia utilizada foi análise de referências teóricas acerca da diáspora árabe no Rio Grande do Sul, observação de campo e entrevistas semi-estruturadas com dois descendentes de árabes na cidade de Jaguarão.

  19. A National Early Intervention System as a Strategy to Promote Inclusion and Academic Achievement in Portugal

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    Vitor Franco

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    Full Text Available Early intervention with children at risk or facing developmental problems is a practice defined by three fundamental characteristics: being family-centered, being based on the community and on the child’s life context, and being conducted by a team with transdisciplinary practice. In this paper we wish to present how the SNIPI-National System of Early Intervention, implemented in Portugal over the past 15 years, contributes to promote maximum development and the full inclusion of children up to 6 years of age and works to prevent school failure. The SNIPI covers the entire territory and intends to respond to the needs of children with developmental disorders or those in at risk situations. This community-based early intervention model is linked to the health, education and social care systems, involving the three responsible Ministries. In the present community case study, we present the implementation of this program in the Alentejo region, involving 31 local teams and almost 2500 children. Through the regional structure’s reports and the responses of parents and professionals in impact studies, we demonstrate how the system is established and how it tackles school failure and improves the educational inclusion of these children. The impact of this Early Intervention model has been significant not only on children’s developmental outcomes, but also for the health, education and social care professionals who work in a transdisciplinary perspective, as well as for the families who became more skilled at evaluating the children’s needs and the support provided. This approach to implementing a family-centered Early Intervention program can contribute to full inclusion. It facilitates the transition to schooling based on a non-discriminatory approach and educational achievement by aiding development and an adapted contextualization in pre-school education. This program system introduces significant innovation within the framework of existing

  20. A National Early Intervention System as a Strategy to Promote Inclusion and Academic Achievement in Portugal.

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    Franco, Vitor; Melo, Madalena; Santos, Graça; Apolónio, Ana; Amaral, Leonor

    2017-01-01

    Early intervention with children at risk or facing developmental problems is a practice defined by three fundamental characteristics: being family-centered, being based on the community and on the child's life context, and being conducted by a team with transdisciplinary practice. In this paper we wish to present how the SNIPI-National System of Early Intervention, implemented in Portugal over the past 15 years, contributes to promote maximum development and the full inclusion of children up to 6 years of age and works to prevent school failure. The SNIPI covers the entire territory and intends to respond to the needs of children with developmental disorders or those in at risk situations. This community-based early intervention model is linked to the health, education and social care systems, involving the three responsible Ministries. In the present community case study, we present the implementation of this program in the Alentejo region, involving 31 local teams and almost 2500 children. Through the regional structure's reports and the responses of parents and professionals in impact studies, we demonstrate how the system is established and how it tackles school failure and improves the educational inclusion of these children. The impact of this Early Intervention model has been significant not only on children's developmental outcomes, but also for the health, education and social care professionals who work in a transdisciplinary perspective, as well as for the families who became more skilled at evaluating the children's needs and the support provided. This approach to implementing a family-centered Early Intervention program can contribute to full inclusion. It facilitates the transition to schooling based on a non-discriminatory approach and educational achievement by aiding development and an adapted contextualization in pre-school education. This program system introduces significant innovation within the framework of existing educational policies that

  1. OS BOLIVIANOS EM CORUMBÁ-MS: CONFLITOS E RELAÇÕES DE PODER NA FRONTEIRA

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    Gustavo Villela Lima da Costa

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available A partir de pesquisas etnográficas realizadas desde 2009 em Corumbá, na fronteira Brasil-Bolívia, procuro compreender alguns aspectos das relações de poder que se tornam mais visíveis por meio da análise dos conflitos sociais entre brasileiros e bolivianos. Para organizar os principais temas envolvidos nessa pesquisa, o artigo está dividido em três partes. Na primeira, abordo as interseções entre nacionalidade e etnicidade como critérios de classificação social na fronteira e as representações estigmatizantes sobre os bolivianos produzidas no lado brasileiro. Na segunda, discuto as estratégias de trabalho dos bolivianos em Corumbá em torno do comércio informal, relacionando etnicidade e nacionalidade com as oportunidades de trabalho e as formas de organização social. Por fim, nas considerações finais, busco compreender quais os efeitos sociais da deslegitimação progressiva dos bolivianos no lado brasileiro, manifestados nas políticas de controle e vigilância na fronteira, a partir da criminalização das práticas de trabalho informal

  2. Deforestation in Portugal

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    João Branco

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Deforestation is not a new problem although world-wide population awareness is increasing. This issue has terrible environmental, social and economic consequences due to the over-exploitation of the natural resources and to alternative land uses which are more profitable in the short term. The combat and mitigation of deforestation is one of the biggest challenges for the 21st Century in order to achieve the Millennium Goals and a global sustainable development at all levels of human activities. Therefore, this paper will address this concerns focusing on the causes and consequences of deforestation as well as on the actions carried out by the decision makers in order to provide solutions for this increasingly and alarming problem. This paper will also approach the concepts of sustainability as well as the economy and management of the natural resources aiming an insight of the past deforestation in Portugal, the present situation and a sustainable perspective regarding the future.

  3. Blue pigment colors from wall painting churches in danger (Portugal 15th to 18th century): identification, diagnosis, and color evaluation.

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    Gil, Milene; Carvalho, Maria Luisa; Longelin, Stephane; Ribeiro, Isabel; Valadas, Sara; Mirão, José; Candeias, António Estevão

    2011-07-01

    Samples of blue wall paint layers from selected 15th to 18th century religious mural paintings from southern Portugal (Alentejo) have been analyzed using a multi-analytical methodology involving the combination of in situ visible spectro-colorimetry with microanalytical techniques such as optical and scanning electron microscopy and Raman spectroscopy. In situ analyses and micro-sampling were carried out in nine different churches, many in an advanced state of deterioration. The objectives of this study were: (a) to identify and compare the pigments that were used in the blue paint layers across the Alentejo region and through time by analysis of the elemental and mineralogical composition and pictorial techniques, and (b) to correlate the data between the actual color of the paint layer and the state of conservation of the pigments. For the paintings dated from the 16th century forward, the results show a generalized use of smalt blue. To a lesser extent, natural azurite was used despite the geological richness of the region in copper and pyrite ores. In only one painting was an optical blue made of carbon black and lime found. The pigments, pure or mixed with red and yellow ochres, were coarsely ground and used in different concentrations to create three-dimensional effects. These parameters as well as the presence of iron oxides in underlayer paints influence the colorimetric coordinates in the more transparent smalt blue paint layers. The state of conservation of the pigments plays an important role in the alteration of the paint color. A clear example of this is the fading of the smalt blue in several paintings due to lixiviation processes.

  4. Fronteiras agrícolas no Brasil: a lógica de sua ocupação recente

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    Abraham B. Sicsú

    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available Compreender a natureza dos processos que vêm ocorrendo nas fronteiras agrícolas, característícas da transferência de capital e de tecnologia e os impactos sócio-econômicos e as perspectivas para tais áreas são os objetivos do presente trabalho. Parte-se da constatação de que as fronteiras agrícolas tiveram dinãmicas de formação e evolução diferenciadas, o que lhes dá características e lógicas de evolução díspares. As áreas de fronteira agrícola no Brasil têm representado o desbravamento e a incorporação de novas terras ao setor agrícola de variadas maneiras e desenvolvendo atividades também distintas. Cabe ressaltar que muitas das áreas ainda chamadas de fronteiras já foram incorporadas ao processo agrícola de produção capitalista. Ao analisar os movimentos mais recentes, observamos que estes podem ser caracterizados por uma hegemonia da ocupação capitalista da fronteira sobre as tradicionais frentes de expansão.

  5. CIDADES CONURBADAS DE FRONTEIRA E O PROCESSO DE INTEGRAÇÃO: O CASO DE SANTANA DO LIVRAMENTO E RIVERA

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    Daniela Santos Nunes de Rodrigues

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available A Integração Regional entre os países da América Latina ganhou destaque nos últimos anos. Atuando de forma conjunta os países conquistam uma maior visibilidade às suas demandas e reivindicações. Atuar conjuntamente garante uma inserção mais qualificada no Sistema Internacional. Neste trabalho busca-se analisar como ocorre a integração de fato nas regiões de fronteira, mais especificamente nas cidades conurbadas de fronteira. Faz-se um estudo de caso da situação na fronteira entre Santana do Livramento (Brasil e Rivera (Uruguai. Uma fronteira pacífica, onde as cidades brasileira e uruguaia se confundem e a integração de fato encontra-se em um estágio muito mais avançado do que o processo formal de Integração Regional. Para tal, realiza-se uma revisão bibliográfica, bem como estudo de caso da fronteira mencionada. Destaca-se a importância dos processos de integração e os impactos na vida cotidiana. Aborda-se a influência dos processos de integração realizados pelas sociedades das cidades conurbadas e os impactos nas legislações nacionais.

  6. Portugal: Health System Review.

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    de Almeida Simoes, Jorge; Augusto, Goncalo Figueiredo; Fronteira, Ines; Hernandez-Quevedo, Cristina

    2017-03-01

    This analysis of the Portuguese health system reviews recent developments in organization and governance, health financing, health care provision, health reforms and health system performance. Overall health indicators such as life expectancy at birth and at age 65 years have shown a notable improvement over the last decades. However, these improvements have not been followed at the same pace by other important dimensions of health: child poverty and its consequences, mental health and quality of life after 65. Health inequalities remain a general problem in the country. All residents in Portugal have access to health care provided by the National Health Service (NHS), financed mainly through taxation. Out-of-pocket payments have been increasing over time, not only co-payments, but particularly direct payments for private outpatient consultations, examinations and pharmaceuticals. The level of cost-sharing is highest for pharmaceutical products. Between one-fifth and one-quarter of the population has a second (or more) layer of health insurance coverage through health subsystems (for specific sectors or occupations) and voluntary health insurance (VHI). VHI coverage varies between schemes, with basic schemes covering a basic package of services, whereas more expensive schemes cover a broader set of services, including higher ceilings of health care expenses. Health care delivery is by both public and private providers. Public provision is predominant in primary care and hospital care, with a gate-keeping system in place for access to hospital care. Pharmaceutical products, diagnostic technologies and private practice by physicians constitute the bulk of private health care provision. In May 2011, the economic crisis led Portugal to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with the International Monetary Fund, the European Commission and the European Central Bank, in exchange for a loan of 78 billion euros. The agreed Economic and Financial Adjustment Programme included

  7. Aconselhamento psicológico como área de fronteira

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    Maria Luisa Sandoval Schmidt

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Resumo O ensaio lança mão da noção de fronteira para analisar relações do campo do aconselhamento psicológico com a ordenação disciplinar da psicologia, partindo da experiência do Serviço de Aconselhamento Psicológico (SAP do Instituto de Psicologia da Universidade de São Paulo (IPUSP. Articula referências teóricas do aconselhamento psicológico praticado com base na abordagem centrada na pessoa e do chamado pós-colonialismo na esfera da crítica literária, nomeadamente Edward Said e Homi Bhabha, assim como da antropologia, com Marc Augè e Vincent Crapanzano, e da história das ciências, com Bruno Latour, buscando refinar a visão da formação identitária do aconselhamento psicológico praticado pelo SAP. A análise parte de alguns elementos da fundação do SAP para, em seguida, dar atenção ao contexto e aos desdobramentos da metáfora e do conceito de fronteira na constituição identitária do campo de aconselhamento psicológico na relação com a ordem disciplinar no interior da psicologia e do IPUSP, tecendo, por fim, comentários sobre sua liminaridade e tomando como exemplo o plantão psicológico. Condição de liminaridade e posições minoritárias e/ou contra-hegemônicas no plano político e ideológico aparecem como qualidades do aconselhamento psicológico visto como região de fronteira.

  8. As nações de maracatu e os grupos percussivos: as fronteiras identitárias

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    Lima, Ivaldo Marciano de França

    2014-01-01

    Este artigo objetiva discutir as diferenças entre os maracatus-nação e os grupos percussivos, tendo como referência os sentidos da palavra "nação", e como ela foi ressignificada ao longo dos séculos XIX e XX. Também busca estabelecer diferentes questões para entender o maracatu-nação, a exemplo das suas fronteiras com os grupos percussivos bem como os sentidos de nação existentes nos maracatus "ditos tradicionais". Procura ainda definir o maracatu-nação mostrando suas fronteiras com os novos ...

  9. Detection of rabbit Haemorrhagic disease virus 2 during the wild rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus) eradication from the Berlengas archipelago, Portugal.

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    Abade Dos Santos, F A; Carvalho, C; Nuno, Oliveira; Correia, J J; Henriques, M; Peleteiro, M C; Fevereiro, M; Duarte, M D

    2017-11-15

    In the regular wildlife monitoring action carried out in the summer of the past few years at the Berlenga Island, wild rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus) have been repeatedly found dead. However, the origin of those deaths was never investigated. Our aim was to investigate the cause of death of 11 rabbits collected between April and May 2016. While screening samples from rabbit carcasses for the major viral rabbit pathogens, five tested positive to RHDV2 but all were negative for RHDV and myxoma virus (MYXV). For six RHDV2-negative specimens, emaciation and parasitism were considered the most probable cause of death. Lesions identified in the RHDV2-positive rabbits included non-suppurative diffuse hepatic necrosis and pulmonary lesions varying from congestion and oedema of the lungs to interstitial pneumonia. Sequencing analysis of the vp60 gene obtained from two specimens showed identical vp60 sequences. Comparison with other known RHDV2 strains from public databases through BLAST analysis revealed a closer similarity with strains from Alentejo collected during 2013. Maximum Likelihood and Bayesian phylogenetic analysis showed that the 2016 strains from the archipelago have a higher resemblance with a group of strains mostly collected in the South of Portugal between 2013 and 2014. The results suggest that RHDV2 may have been introduced on the Berlenga Island a few years ago, having evolved separately from mainland strains due to insularity.

  10. Preliminary results on soil-emitted gamma radiation and its relation with the local atmospheric electric field at Amieira (Portugal)

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    Lopes, F; Barbosa, S M; Silva, H G; Bárias, S

    2015-01-01

    The atmospheric electric field near the Earth's surface is dominated by atmospheric pollutants and natural radioactivity, with the latter directly linked to radon ( 222 Rn) gas. For a better comprehension on the temporal variability of both the atmospheric electric field and the radon concentration and its relation with local atmospheric variables, simultaneous measurements of soil-emitted gamma radiation and potential gradient (defined from the vertical component of the atmospheric electric field) were taken every minute, along with local meteorological parameters (e.g., temperature, atmospheric pressure, relative humidity and daily solar radiation). The study region is Amieira, part of the Alqueva lake in Alentejo Portugal, where an interdisciplinary meteorological campaign, ALEX2014, took place from June to August 2014. Soil gamma radiation is more sensitive to small concentrations of radon as compared with alpha particles measurements, for that reason it is more suited for sites with low radon levels, as expected in this case. Preliminary results are presented here: statistical and spectral analysis show that i) the potential gradient has a stronger daily cycle as compared with the gamma radiation, ii) most of the energy of the gamma signal is concentrated in the low frequencies (close to 0), contrary to the potential gradient that has most of the energy in frequency 1 (daily cycle) and iii) a short-term relation between gamma radiation and the potential gradient has not been found. Future work and plans are also discussed. (paper)

  11. Escritas Urbanas: sobre expressões artísticas na fronteira

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    Cláudia Mariza Mattos Brandão

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo tem por objetivo discutir sobre os resultados parciais de pesquisa desenvolvida no âmbito do projeto “O PARA-FORMAL NA FRONTEIRA BRASIL-URUGUAI: controvérsias e mediações no espaço público”, cujas ações são dedicadas a dar voz e visualidade à "para-formalidade" nas cidades da fronteira-sul que fazem a divisa/união entre Brasil e Uruguai (Santana do Livramento-Rivera, Quaraí-Artigas, Jaguarão-Rio Branco, Barra do Quaraí-Bella Unión, Chuí-Chuy e Aceguá-Aceguá, relacionando as questões fronteiriças e a UFPel, a partir de cartografias urbanas e sociais. Trata-se, em especial, de analisar o inventário das produções fotográficas da pesquisadora, durante viagem pela região de fronteira entre Brasil e Uruguay, em março de 2016. Esse levantamento visual tem como foco as Escritas Urbanas, manifestações poéticas/artísticas que povoam muitas cidades contemporâneas, cujas significações surgem com a compreensão das intrínsecas relações entre o fenômeno (a cidade, o sujeito e seu contexto social e histórico. Tal apreciação contempla as escritas urbanas como construções estéticas e discursivas, cuja presença em território de fronteira dá visibilidade a questões particulares desses espaços. Além disso, os registros fotográficos manifestam-se como sínteses simbólicas da experiência vivida, devaneios poéticos acerca do espaço, como propõe Gaston Bachelard.

  12. AS LUTAS OPERÁRIAS NA FRONTEIRA: A CHACINA DOS QUATRO AS (LIVRAMENTO / RS 1950)

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    A presente dissertação de Mestrado procurou trabalhar a atuação histórica da classe operária na fronteira do Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil, com o Uruguai, especificamente, na cidade de Santana de Livramento. Em setembro de 1950, no contexto das eleições para Presidente da República, ocorreu um episódio dramático na cidade de Livramento mais especificamente, no Parque Internacional, limítrofe com Rivera, cidade uruguaia. O Partido Comunista estava na ilegalidade e na clandestinidade e a polícia a...

  13. Educação e sociedade na fronteira oeste do Brasil : Corumba (1930-1954)

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    2001-01-01

    Resumo: A presente pesquisa centrou-se na problemática de como se organizou e se desenvolveu a educação pública e privada na fronteira Oeste do Brasil, especialmente na região de Corumbá (município atualmente pertencente ao estado de Mato Grosso do Sul), no período abrangido pelos governos Vargas (1930-1954), incluídos aí os anos referentes à gestão do Gen. Eurico Gaspar Dutra. Mais especificamente, o objeto deste trabalho era desvelar a relação existente, nesta região da front...

  14. Agricultura de Precisão e abertura de novas fronteiras no Brasil

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    José Machado

    2017-12-01

    Full Text Available A Agricultura de Precisão (AP surge como uma alternativa viável de desenvolvimento do agronegócio. O objetivo deste trabalho foi de apresentar algumas ferramentas da AP, assim como desmitificar alguns conceitos relacionados ao tema. O artigo foi escrito por meio do entendimento e vivência dos autores sobre o tema, com embasamento em revisões científicas. A AP não se restringe a tecnologias sofisticadas, e sua aplicação trazem possibilidades de expansão das fronteiras agrícolas, sobretudo no Brasil.

  15. A mobilidade humana na tríplice fronteira: Peru, Brasil e Colômbia

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    Márcia Maria de Oliveira

    2006-08-01

    Full Text Available OS MOVIMENTOS migratórios nas fronteiras amazônicas ainda são pouco abordados, tanto pela academia quanto pelas instituições que lidam com a temática da mi-gração. Há elementos novos que configuram características peculiares à mobilidade humana na tríplice fronteira Peru-Colômbia-Brasil que merecem uma abordagem mais profunda do ponto de vista dos estudos migratórios. Atualmente, há fluxos conside-ráveis de migração internacional nessa região adentrando na fronteira brasileira, desafiando o Estado brasileiro a implementar uma política migratória que consiga lidar com fenômenos, tais como a presença de peruanos em situação irregular em território brasileiro, a mobilidade dos povos indígenas nas regiões de fronteira e ainda, mais recentemente, a entrada crescente de colombianos desplazados pela guerrilha interna que pedem refúgio ao Estado brasileiro.THE MIGRATORY mobility in the Amazonian borders is less than enough investigated, neither by the academy nor by the institutions that deal with the migration question. There are new elements that depict peculiar characteristics to the human mobility in the triple border of Peru, Colombia and Brazil, that deserve a deeper investigation from the view point of the migratory studies. At the moment, it has conside-rable flows of international migration in this region moving in the Brazilian border, challenging the Brazilian State to implement a migratory policy that is able to deal with the phenomena such as the presence of Peruvians in an irregular situation in Brazilian territory, the mobility of the indigenous peoples in the border regions and still, more recently, the increasing entrance of the Colombians desplazados through the internal guerrilla who ask for shelter to the Brazilian State.

  16. IDENTIDADE E SUSTENTABILIDADE: OS CAMINHOS DO HOMEM-FRONTEIRA NA ATUALIDADE

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    Resumo A partir da tríade identidade-metamorfose-emancipação (Ciampa, 1987), este artigo se propõe a examinar a busca pela sustentabilidade como agir intrinsecamente ligado à autodeterminação e autonomia dos sujeitos. Examina o conceito de identidade em sua polissemia confrontando três grandes narrativas: Mead, Ciampa e Ricoeur. Em seguida concentra seu foco na questão da construção das identidades dentro de uma sociedade que limita o agir humano pela ambiguidade do homem-fronteira e, por con...

  17. PERFORMATIVIDADES GOVERNAMENTAIS DE FRONTEIRA: A PRODUÇÃO DO ESTADO E DA FRONTEIRA ATRAVÉS DAS POLÍTICAS DE TRÁFICO DE PESSOAS NA AMAZÔNIA BRASILEIRA

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    Full Text Available O objetivo desse artigo é mostrar como o Estado se produz nestas fronteiras internacionais a partir da operação capilar de políticas/discursos públicos e como nesse processo se produz “a fronteira” enquanto imagem e “as margens” enquanto relações. Como chave etnográfica de acesso para observar essas formas empíricas e performativas de gestão do Estado, usarei as maneiras como as políticas/discursos de tráfico de pessoas, em relação com exploração sexual e com políticas de fronteiras, têm sido produzidas em duas cidades de fronteiras internacionais amazônicas: Tabatinga e São Gabriel da Cachoeira. A ideia de governamentalidade e de performatividade associada a esta me permitirá fazer ênfase na produção ativa, enunciativa, às vezes espetacular, e criativa de formas locais de poder nas quais se conectam instituições estatais, lideranças sociais, instituições religiosas, mídia, entre outras. Esse artigo é resultado de um processo de pesquisa ao redor dos mercados do sexo e suas políticas, especialmente as políticas antitráfico em fronteiras amazônicas.

  18. Negligent and intentional fires in Portugal: the role of human and biophysical drivers on the spatial distribution

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    Parente, Joana; Pereira, Mário; Amraoui, Malik; Tedim, Fantina

    2017-04-01

    The European Mediterranean countries, such as Portugal, Spain, France, Italy and Greece, have the higher incidence of fire. Of these countries, Portugal present the highest average number of fires (NF) and one of the highest burnt area (BA), in spite of its relatively smaller land area. The study period is focused in the recent years of 2012 - 2014, when a total of 59 257 fires were recorded and the fire cause is known for more than 50% of the fire records. All fires with known causes were then classified into intentional (40% of the total number of fires) and negligent (60%), leading to a total of 45% of fires related with human factors and activities. Taking into account these values the authors believe it's necessary to better understand the fire regime of this type of fires for a better fire prevention, firefighting and crisis management. Accordingly, the use of statistical analysis and GIS techniques were used to assess the spatial distribution of the human caused fires in each of the NUTS (Nomenclature of Territorial Units for Statistics level I, which divides Portugal in 5 basic economic regions, namely Norte, Centro, Area Metropolitana de Lisboa, Alentejo, and Algarve. The number of fires distribution increases with latitude, making north of Portugal the region with the highest number of fires. The analysis will also aims to assess the role of the most important human and biophysical drivers of the spatial distribution, namely the population density, land use land cover (LULC), distance to communication routes (roads and railways) and topographic variables (altitude, slope). The results show that: a) population density is highly and positively correlated with the agglomeration of fire ignitions, but doesn't imply highest burned area; b) burnt area increase with the distance to roads and altitude; and, c) 58% of the fires occurred on agriculture areas and 33% of fires occurred in forest and scrubs areas. Acknowledgements: This work was supported by: (i) the

  19. Crustal seismic structure beneath Portugal and southern Galicia (Western Iberia) and the role of Variscan inheritance

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    Veludo, Idalina; Dias, Nuno A.; Fonseca, Paulo E.; Matias, Luís; Carrilho, Fernando; Haberland, Christian; Villaseñor, Antonio

    2017-10-01

    The crustal structure in Western Iberia, is the result of a complex geodynamic history. Most of the surface is covered by rocks dating to the Variscan orogeny, the coastal ranges dominated by Mesozoic structures and Mesocenozoic basins covering partially the mainland. In this study we present the results of a local earthquake tomographic study, performed to image in depth this complex crustal structure down to 24 km depth. The obtained tomograms present a good correlation with the surface geology, in general with higher Vp velocities in the north, and lower Vp velocities in the south. The heterogeneity observed on the surface geology of the Galicia-Tras-os-Montes Zone is well marked, being a relatively thin layer over the smoother structure of the Centro Iberia Zone CIZ. The CIZ crustal block confined between the Porto-Tomar-Ferreira do Alentejo and the Manteigas-Bragança faults having higher Vp values, enhancing the contrast to the Lusitanian Basin to the west. The Ossa-Morena Zone corresponds to the unit presenting the greater heterogeneity in both Vp and Vp/Vs models, showing also with a complex transition to the South Portuguese Zone and a relatively smooth transition to the Centro Iberian Zone. Unexpectedly, the South Portuguese Zone present an east-west velocity variation with no apparent correspondence with the surface geology. The transition to the coastal Mesocenozoic basins is clearly marked, the Lower Tagus Valley corresponding to a 4 km thick low velocity region. The relocation inland recorded seismicity in the period 2000-2014 allows cleansing some of the alignments and establish their correlation with some of the active structures in Portugal. The model features and seismicity pattern reveal the strong role played by the Variscan heritage.

  20. Portugal's Secondary School Modernisation Programme

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    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…

  1. As múltiplas fronteiras presentes no atendimento à saúde do estrangeiro em Corumbá, Brasil

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    Clarisse Mendes Pinto Gomes Ferreira

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Corumbá é o maior município brasileiro limítrofe com a Bolívia e está dotado de melhor infraestrutura de saúde que seu país vizinho e, aliado ao fato deste não dispor de serviços gratuitos a todos os seus habitantes, tem atraído um fluxo significativo de fronteiriços para atendimento ao serviço de saúde público, tornando-se palco de coexistência de comportamentos e identidades, muitas vezes controversos. Este trabalho apresenta algumas reflexões sobre os dados empíricos oriundos das entrevistas realizadas junto a profissionais de saúde atuantes em Corumbá e tem como objetivo analisar as múltiplas fronteiras reconhecidas a partir dos discursos proferidos por eles. Para tanto, faz-se uso de contribuições teóricas, com aportes geográficos e antropológicos, para compreender as diferentes abordagens de fronteira extraídas a partir da perspectiva dos agentes de saúde sobre o atendimento aos fronteiriços e também sobre o Sistema Integrado de Saúde das Fronteiras - SIS-Fronteiras, projeto criado pelo Ministério da Saúde do Brasil, em 2005. As informações obtidas a partir da pesquisa de campo, dotada de caráter qualitativo, evidenciam que o elevado grau de permeabilidade com a fronteira política entre Brasil-Bolívia tem favorecido a construção de fronteiras étnicas e culturais, em que o estrangeiro, especialmente o boliviano, é o "outro" na interação social entre profissional de saúde e usuário dentro das unidades de saúde. E ainda revelam inúmeros desafios na concretização do projeto SIS-Fronteiras nessa região fronteiriça, sobretudo o desconhecimento dos profissionais de saúde quanto ao projeto e seus objetivos.

  2. The Mousterian complex in Portugal

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    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

  3. As cheias no sul de Portugal em diferentes tipos de bacias hidrográficas

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    2001-12-01

    and are caused by heavy and concentrated rainfalls, due to convective depressions (cold pools especially active or depressions caused by the interaction between polar and tropical circulations, namely in the south of the country (Lisbon region, Alentejo and Algarve. In the small drainage basins with a natural regime (uninfluenced by a dam, it is interesting to verify the existence of a trend in these extreme phenomena over the last decades. There has been a clear intensification of flood importance during autumn months, in contrast with an accentuated diminishing in winter and spring months.This trend concerns us mainly for two reasons. Firstly, the rainfall concentration in fewer months lessens its availability in the other months and requires a greater storage capacity. Secondly, this concentration means a bigger rainfall intensity in autumn, with the worsening of the number and intensity of floods and a greater soil loss. Deforestation, soil impermeability, chaotic urbanisation, building on floodplains, the blocking up of small creeks, or their canalisation, the building of walls and transverse embankments along the small creeks courses that work as dikes, contribute to the aggravation of this kind of floods. The floods in rivers of southern Portugal are here analysed, and range from the big drainage basins (River Tagus, 80 100km2, to the smaller ones (Cobres stream, 700 km2; Garganta stream, 1 km2. Also discussed are the human causes that have contributed to increasing the consequences of the floods in small catchments.

  4. As relações de fronteira no início do século XVIII a partir de um estudo demográfico de Rio Grande

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    Carolina Lopez Israel

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    Full Text Available A vila do Rio Grande de São Pedro foi palco de intensas disputas entre Portugal e Espanha desde sua fundação pelos portugueses em 1737. Essas disputas tiveram seu momento culminante na invasão espanhola a Rio Grande em 1763 e que se prolongou numa ocupação que durou até 1777. Esse conflito mostra-nos uma idéia de fronteira de litígio constante entre portugueses e espanhóis. Ora, a historiografia regional brasileira, ao estudar a formação do Rio Grande do Sul, excluiu por muito tempo a presença espanhola na formação da Capitania. Neste trabalho pretendemos mostrar a importância da presença espanhola na formação da capitania, mas principalmente a sua presença na vila do Rio Grande de São Pedro, inclusive antes mesmo da ocupação. Para isso nos utilizamos de levantamento demográfico da região e de bibliografia especializada no assunto.

  5. A PERCEPÇÃO DO DESENVOLVIMENTO REGIONAL NA GRANDE FRONTEIRA DO MERCOSUL

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    Full Text Available Este artigo analisa a percepção do desenvolvimento regional na opinião das lideranças do Fórum da região Grande Fronteira do Mercosul (GFM no Sul do Brasil. A região GFM enfrenta dificuldades em manter seu dinamismo econômico frente ao contexto de globalização, da competitividade dos mercados, das dificuldades das pequenas propriedades rurais e as precárias condições sociais de parcela significativa da sua população. Para as lideranças do Fórum da GFM, o desenvolvimento regional implica na melhoria dos indicadores econômicos e sociais e na ação coordenada da sociedade civil organizada através dos órgãos de governança local.

  6. Barcarena: trabalho e mobilidade numa fronteira amazônica globalizada.

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    Hazeu, Marcel

    2015-01-01

    A globalização da fronteira tem levado a transformações sociais em municípios amazônicos que passaram por processos de industrialização e exportação, aliado à marginalização das formas de produção e reprodução locais e à precarização das relações do trabalho. As transformações sociais no município de Barcarena são discutidas no contexto de quatro sistemas migratórios: as desapropriações e permanentes deslocamentos forçados; a precarização e mobilidade do trabalho; o transporte rodoviário e m...

  7. Tráfico internacional de armas na fronteira Brasil/Bolívia

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    Cossul, Naiane Inez

    2015-01-01

    Dissertação (mestrado) - Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Centro Sócio-Econômico, Programa de Pós-Graduação em Relações Internacionais, Florianópolis, 2015. Essa dissertação objetiva entender como o tráfico internacional de armas pequenas e leves na fronteira Brasil/Bolívia aumenta a insegurança nesses Estados. Para isso, pontua-se os fluxos domésticos e regionais de armas pequenas e leves por meio da análise macro do comércio legítimo na região, tendo o Brasil, devido à sua relevan...

  8. [Demography and employment in Portugal].

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    Barata, O S

    1981-01-01

    The population of Portugal showed a period of slow growth between 1950-60; however, in the 1970s, the return of large numbers of former residents in African territories along with a reduction in emigration changed the trend so that the 1981 census showed a significant increase. The Portuguese economy, on the other hand, is in a state of crisis which has resulted in large numbers of unemployed. The growth of the population along with these hard times has made it more difficult to reduce the rate of unemployment. It is also more difficult for those leaving school to find jobs. The better educated generations are seeking jobs in industry and in other services that Portugal will find difficult to offer in sufficient numbers in the immediate future. At present, the Portuguese economy has a large component of agricultural labor. In any case, the means of economic and social intervention to fight unemployment have limited potential. Therefore, many of those unable to find jobs in Portugal will attempt to emigrate. Many Portuguese are already working in Germany, France, and in other Western European countries but migration today is much more difficult. In addition, these countries cannot be expected to recive many more migrant workers in the future. In fact, those better educated workers from Portugal will not be very interested in the low paying jobs which can be found more easily by foreign workers in Western Euorpe. Many will therefore attempt to find jobs in non-European countries. There has been a recent increase of migration to Canada and the US. A renewal of interest in jobs in Brazil and other South Amerian countries is also to be expected. There may also be a future increase in the number of experts, technicians, and other qualified personnel emigrating to Portuguese speaking African countries if there is adequate security and if these countries find the way to expand economic growth. (author's modified)

  9. Resistência às drogas antituberculose na fronteira do Brasil com Paraguai e Bolívia

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    Marli Marques

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    Full Text Available RESUMO Objetivo Estimar as taxas de resistência às drogas entre casos de tuberculose pulmonar (TBP para o estado de Mato Grosso do Sul, Brasil, e especificamente para a região da fronteira com Paraguai e Bolívia, além de identificar fatores de risco associados. Métodos O presente estudo epidemiológico, transversal, enfocou os casos de TBP registrados de janeiro de 2007 a dezembro de 2010 no Sistema de Informação de Agravos de Notificação da Secretaria de Estado de Saúde com resultados do teste de suscetibilidade a rifampicina, isoniazida, etambutol e estreptomicina. Definiram-se como variáveis dependentes o desenvolvimento de resistência a uma única droga e a qualquer combinação de drogas. As variáveis independentes foram ser caso novo ou tratado, residência em região de fronteira ou outra região, presença ou ausência de diabetes e história de alcoolismo. Resultados Foram identificados 789 casos de TBP com teste de suscetibilidade. As características associadas à resistência foram: caso tratado (P=0,0001, região de fronteira (P=0,0142, alcoolismo (P=0,0451 e diabetes (P=0,0708. As taxas de resistência combinada, primária e adquirida no estado foram de 16,3%, 10,6% e 39,0%, e na fronteira, de 22,3%, 19,2% e 37,5%. As taxas de resistência a múltiplas drogas combinada, primária e adquirida no estado foram de 1,8%, 0,6% e 6,3%, e na fronteira, de 3,1%, 1,2% e 12,5%. Conclusões O estado deve, na região de fronteira, realizar cultura em todos os sintomáticos respiratórios, investigar o padrão de resistência nos casos confirmados, adotar o tratamento diretamente observado nos casos de TBP e desencadear ações de saúde conjuntas com os países fronteiriços. Em todo o estado, é necessário monitorar os níveis de resistência adquirida, ampliar a investigação de resistência para todos os casos tratados e adotar o tratamento diretamente observado prioritariamente entre pacientes com alcoolismo e diabetes.

  10. Portugal to Accede to ESO

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    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

  11. Student Mobility in Portugal: Grappling with Adversity

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    Sin, Cristina; Tavares, Orlanda; Neave, Guy

    2017-01-01

    The article examines how far the key Bologna objective of student mobility has been achieved in Portuguese higher education institutions and the main factors shaping it. It analyzes credit mobility, outgoing and incoming, between Portugal and Europe. Although mobility overall has risen, incoming mobility has grown faster, making Portugal an…

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

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    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...

  13. Geology and religion in Portugal

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    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.

  14. Portugal's Petrogal eyes expansion amid continuing privatization

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    1995-01-01

    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

  15. The effects of the recent minimum temperature and water deficit increases on Pinus pinaster wood radial growth and density in southern Portugal.

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    Cathy Béatrice Kurz Besson

    2016-08-01

    Full Text Available Western Iberia has recently shown increasing frequency of drought conditions coupled with heatwave events, leading to exacerbated limiting climatic conditions for plant growth. It is not clear to what extent wood growth and density of agroforestry species have suffered from such changes or recent extreme climate events.To address this question, tree-ring width and density chronologies were built for a P. pinaster stand in southern Portugal and correlated with climate variables, including the minimum, mean and maximum temperatures and the number of cold days. Monthly and maximum daily precipitations were also analyzed as well as dry spells. The drought effect was assessed using the standardized precipitation-evapotranspiration (SPEI multi-scalar drought index, between 1 to 24-months. The climate-growth/density relationships were evaluated for the period 1958-2011.We show that both wood radial growth and density highly benefit from the strong decay of cold days and the increase of minimum temperature. Yet the benefits are hindered by long-term water deficit, which results in different levels of impact on wood radial growth and density. Despite of the intensification of long-term water deficit, tree-ring width appears to benefit from the minimum temperature increase, whereas the effects of long-term droughts significantly prevail on tree-ring density. Our results further highlight the dependency of the species on deep water sources after the juvenile stage. The impact of climate changes on long-term droughts and their repercussion on the shallow groundwater table and P. pinaster’s vulnerability are also discussed. This work provides relevant information for forest management in the semi-arid area of the Alentejo region of Portugal. It should ease the elaboration of mitigation strategies to assure P. pinaster’s production capacity and quality in response to more arid conditions in the near future in the region.

  16. Tracing Nitrate-Nitrogen Sources and Modifications in a Stream Impacted by Various Land Uses, South Portugal

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    Mariela A. Yevenes

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    Full Text Available The identification of nitrate-nitrogen (NO3–N origin is important in the control of surface and ground water quality. These are the main sources of available drinking water. Stable isotopes (15N and 18O for NO3–N and along with a 1-D reactive transport model were used to study the origin and processes that lead to nitrogen transformation and loss in a major stream that flows into a reservoir within an intensively cultivated catchment area (352 km2 in Alentejo-Portugal. Seasonal water samples (October–November 2008, March 2009 and September 2009 of stream surface water, wells and sediment pore water were collected. The results showed consistently increasing isotope values and decreasing NO3–N concentrations downstream. During winter (wet period, November 2008 and March 2009 slightly higher NO3–N concentrations were found in comparison to early fall (dry period: October 2008 and summer (dry period: September 2009. Isotopic composition of 15N and 18O values in surface water samples from the stream and wells indicated that the dominant NO3–N sources were derived mainly from the soil and fertilizers. There was also significant nitrification in surface water at the head of the stream. Sediment pore waters showed high NO3–N values near the sediment-water interface (reaching 25 mg·N·L−1 and NO3–N concentrations sharply decreasing with sediment depth, suggesting significant NO3–N consumption. Denitrification was also detected using the 15N signature in upstream waters, but not downstream where very low NO3–N levels were measured. In the stream, the calculated isotopic enrichment factor for NO3–N was −2.9‰ for 15N and −1.78 for 18O, this indicates that denitrification accounts for 7.8% to 48% of nitrate removal.

  17. Scalp hair analysis as a tool in assessing human exposure to heavy metals (S. Domingos mine, Portugal).

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    Pereira, R; Ribeiro, R; Gonçalves, F

    2004-07-05

    Hair samples from the scalp were used in a preliminary assessment of heavy metals exposure (As, Cd, Cr, Cu, Mn and Zn) of the human population living near an abandoned cupric pyrite mine (Mina de S. Domingos, Southeast Alentejo, Portugal). In parallel with the collection of hair samples, individuals from two different communities at the South and North of the mine area answered a questionnaire designed to obtain information about potential exposure pathways to these elements. The questionnaire allowed data collection about the most frequently consumed foodstuffs, drinking water sources, smoking habits, alcohol consumption and health condition. Higher concentrations, and subsequently higher ranges, of Cd, Cu and As were recorded in individuals living near the mine (MSD group), in opposition to individuals living several kilometers apart. Additionally, the concentrations recorded in the hair of some individuals from the MSD group were above the reference values for non-exposed individuals, suggesting their enhanced exposure. However, no significant differences were found for the average concentration of these elements between villages. Individuals from the CP and SC groups presented significantly higher concentrations of Zn and Mn in scalp hair. These results were in agreement with the concentrations of these elements recorded in soil samples. The water supplies of the area do not seem to be potential sources of trace elements for human beings. In opposition, individuals that frequently consume milk and cheese obtained from cattle that usually breeds in the area presented significantly higher concentrations of As and Mn in their scalp hair. Our results suggest that the population of S. Domingos mine area and neighbour localities may be exposed to some of the elements analysed namely Mn and Zn. The most likely exposure pathways seemed to be animal foodstuffs, however, a more detailed analysis of these products, as well as garden vegetables and fruits, should be

  18. Sources of phenolic compounds in two catchments of southern Portugal - effect of season, land use and soil type.

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    Barrico, M L; Nabais, C; Martins, M J; Freitas, H

    2006-10-01

    Water quality monitoring in reservoirs used for human water consumption, carried out by the Alentejo Regional Authorities of the Environment (south Portugal), revealed seasonal peaks of phenolic compounds above the water-quality legislation. The main objectives of this work were to identify the main phenolic compounds present in water and soil leachates, and to determine the sources of the seasonal concentrations of phenolic compounds in two catchments with different land use patterns: Roxo and Santa Clara catchments. The main phenolic compound detected was 2,4-dinitrophenol (2,4-DNP), both in stream water and soil leachates, with concentrations higher in Roxo catchment. Roxo catchment represents a larger agricultural area than Santa Clara, and it is likely that the origin of the 2,4-DNP is associated with the use of pesticides. A peak of 2,4-DNP concentrations was observed in stream water of both catchments during February, when farmers plough their fields and apply pesticides. The 2,4-DNP peak was probably caused by a precipitation event shortly after the application of pesticides, increasing their transfer from land surfaces to adjacent streams. The leaching behaviour of 2,4-DNP was strongly dependent on the type of soil and pH. In soils with high clay content and low pH, 2,4-DNP was easily adsorbed, and its runoff from the soil to adjacent streams was reduced. Ribeira de Santa Vitória, from Roxo catchment, was the only stream showing a high abundance of vegetation, and the lowest concentrations of 2,4-DNP in water. Plants may play a role in removing contaminants from stream water.

  19. A percepção do desenvolvimento regional na grande fronteira do Mercosul

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    Jandir Ferrera de Lima

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    Full Text Available Este artigo analisa a percepção do desenvolvimento regional na opinião daslideranças do Fórum da região Grande Fronteira do Mercosul (GFM no Sul doBrasil. A região GFM enfrenta dificuldades em manter seu dinamismo econômicofrente ao contexto de globalização, da competitividade dos mercados, dasdificuldades das pequenas propriedades rurais e as precárias condições sociais deparcela significativa da sua população. Para as lideranças do Fórum da GFM, odesenvolvimento regional implica na melhoria dos indicadores econômicos e sociaise na ação coordenada da sociedade civil organizada através dos órgãos degovernança local.Abstract This paper examines the perception of regional development in the opinion ofthe leaders of the region's Great Frontier of Mercosur Forum (GFM in southernBrazil. The GFM region is struggling to maintain its economic dynamism outside thecontext of globalization, competitive markets, the difficulties of small farms and poorsocial conditions of a significant portion of its population. To the leaders of the Forumof GFM region, regional development involves them provident of economic and socialindicators and the coordinated action of civil society through the organs of localgovernance.

  20. Opacidade das fronteiras entre real e virtual na perspectiva dos usuários do Facebook

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    Full Text Available Resumo: Este artigo analisa a relação entre o mundo real e o virtual com base na perspectiva dos jovens usuários da maior rede social do mundo, o Facebook. Para a consecução do objetivo, esta pesquisa ouviu, por meio de entrevistas semiestruturadas, dez jovens usuários de ambos os sexos residentes no Distrito Federal. Os dados foram analisados sob a perspectiva interdisciplinar, particularmente respaldada em teorias interpretativas oriundas da psicologia social e da antropologia sociocultural. Evidenciou-se que os participantes concebem essas duas categorias como distintas uma da outra, na medida em que cada uma possui suas especificidades e relações de diferença e de similaridade. Constatou-se ainda que as vivências subjetivas dos sujeitos pesquisados acabam criando uma espécie de continuum cuja existência encontra-se justaposta entre cada um desses ambientes, tornando opacas ou movediças as fronteiras entre ambos.

  1. RECONSTRUÇÕES IDENTITARIAS EM SOCIEDADES PLURAIS: OS POVOS DA FRONTEIRA BRASIL - GUIANA

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    Mariana Cunha Pereira

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    Full Text Available As reconstruções identitárias que vem ocorrendo nas Américas estão interligadas com o fenômeno dos estados-nacão, uma vez que estes são conseqüências dos processos de colonização que dominaram povos e desintegrou culturas. A questão nacional iniciada no mundo colonial americano desde o século XVIII com os movimentos de independência, para a América Latina se configura de modo contraditório posto que tais estados-nação passaram a ser a configuração do poder daqueles que deram continuidade aos interesses e prestígios do poder colonial. O que significou para os povos dominados - índios e negros - a permanência da colonialidade. Neste artigo pretende-se estudar como esses povos que apresentam suas reconstruções identitárias nesse movimento contra-hegemonico na região fronteiriça do Brasil com a Guiana. Pretende-se aqui estudar com base nas categorias de identidade, cultura e nacioanalidades. Palavras-Chave: Brasil; Guiana; fronteira; identidade.

  2. Transnational citizenship: Latin Americans in Portugal

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    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. Astronomy Week in Madeira, Portugal

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    Augusto, P.; Sobrinho, J. L.

    2012-05-01

    The outreach programme Semanas da Astronomia (Astronomy Weeks) is held in late spring or summer on the island of Madeira, Portugal. This programme has been attracting enough interest to be mentioned in the regional press/TV/radio every year and is now, without doubt, the astronomical highlight of the year on Madeira. We believe that this programme is a good case study for showing how to attract the general public to astronomy in a small (population 250 000, area 900 km2) and fairly isolated place such as Madeira. Our Astronomy Weeks have been different each year and have so far included exhibitions, courses, talks, a forum, documentaries, observing sessions (some with blackouts), music and an astro party. These efforts may contribute towards putting Madeira on the map with respect to observational astronomy, and have also contributed to the planned installation of two observatories in the island.

  4. Consumo ecologicamente consciente em Portugal

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    2013-01-01

    Dissertação apresentada à Universidade Fernando Pessoa como parte dos requisitos para obtenção do grau de Mestre em Ciências da Comunicação, ramo de Marketing e Publicidade Esta Dissertação de Mestrado faz uma análise ao consumo ecologicamente consciente em Portugal. Tento em conta as questões ambientais que tem vindo a ser debatidas nas últimas décadas, o desenvolvimento de estratégias de produção e promoção de produtos e serviços mais ecológicos tem vindo a aumentar significativamente. A...

  5. The volcanic-sedimentary sequence of the Lousal deposit, Iberian Pyrite Belt (Portugal)

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    Rosa, Carlos; Rosa, Diogo; Matos, Joao; Relvas, Jorge

    2010-05-01

    The Iberian Pyrite Belt (IPB) is a massive sulfide province that is located in the south of Portugal and Spain, and hosts more than 90 massive sulfide deposits that amount to more than 1850 million metric tonnes of sulfide ore (Tornos, 2006). The ore deposits size, vary from ~1Mt to >100Mt (e.g. Neves Corvo and Aljustrel in Portugal, and Rio Tinto and Tharsis in Spain). The ore deposits are hosted by a submarine sedimentary and volcanic, felsic dominated, succession that constitutes the Upper Devonian to Lower Carboniferous Volcanic and Sedimentary Complex (VSC). The VSC ranges in thickness from approximately 600 to 1300 m (Tornos 2006). The VSC overlies the Phyllite-Quartzite Group (PQ) (Upper Devonian, base unknown) and is overlain by the Baixo Alentejo Flysch Group (Lower to Upper Carboniferous). The Lousal massive sulfide deposit is located in the western part of the IPB and occurs mostly interbedded with black mudstone. The VSC sequence at Lousal mine consists of a mudstone and quartzite sequence (PQ Group) in the lower part of the succession, over which a thick sequence of rhyolitic lavas (>300 m) occurs. Above the rhyolitic lavas there is a thick sequence of black and grey mudstone that hosts the massive sulfide ore bodies, and a rhyolitic sill. The upper part of the VSC sequence consists of a thick mudstone interval that hosts two thick basaltic units, locally with pillows. The rhyolites have small coherent cores, locally with flow bands, that grade to surrounding massive clastic intervals, with large lateral extent. The clasts show jigsaw-fit arrangement in many places and have planar or curviplanar margins and locally are perlitic at the margin. The top contact of these units is in most locations not exposed, which makes difficult to interpret the mode of emplacement. However, the thick clastic intervals, above described, are in accordance with quenching of volcanic glass with abundant water and therefore indicate that quenching of the rhyolites was the

  6. Wind power costs in Portugal

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    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)

  7. Optometry in Portugal: a historical perspective

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    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. Transfronteirizações na América do Sul: uma agenda de pesquisa sobre dinâmicas territoriais nas fronteiras meridional e setentrional do Brasil

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    Aldomar Arnaldo Rückert

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    Full Text Available Este artigo trata de uma agenda de pesquisa em desenvolvimento sobre cenários de dinâmicas territoriais transfronteiriças com atenção em políticas territoriais dirigidas às conexões de infraestruturas sul-americanas e a áreas protegidas no norte amazônico / Planalto das Guianas. A agenda de pesquisa e seus problemas regionais estão localizados em regiões de fronteiras brasileiras no extremos sul e norte, isto é: i as fronteiras do Mercosul no Arco Sul do Brasil - estados do Rio Grande do Sul, Santa Catarina e Paraná ao longo do Uruguai, Argentina e Paraguai (macrorregião da Bacia do Prata e ii a fronteira franco-brasileira no Arco Norte do Brasil - Estado do Amapá ao longo da Guiana Francesa (macrorregião do Planalto das Guianas.

  9. Area Handbook Series: Portugal, A Country Study

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    in medieval Portugal, hereditary title to land did not exist in any developed legal form. As the original grants of land were obscured by passing...Chapter 2. The Society and Its Environment Monsaraz, a medieval village near the Spanish frontier AS A RESULT OF CHANGES wrought by the Revolution of...Children playing in a Lisbon courtyard Courtesy Daniide Kohier 101 Portugal: A Country Study Other aspects of Portuguese folk religion, including witchcraft

  10. Pension Systems in Europe. Case of Portugal

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    Full Text Available The article presents an insight into the old age pension system in Portugal. The author’s goal was to present both past and present solutions employed by the Portuguese’s pension system, in search for ideas worth consideration in international comparisons. In the summary, the author highlights as a particular Portuguese approach, on the background of other countries, the fact of using in Portugal definite part of VAT income for pension system financing.

  11. As elites políticas e o conceito de fronteira na Península Ibérica medieval

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    2004-01-01

    Pretendemos analisar o conceito de fronteira na Idade Média e sua influência nas relações políticas da nobreza peninsular a partir do estudo de casos concretos e à luz da metodologia prosopográfica. Pretendemos analisar o conceito de fronteira na Idade Média e sua influência nas relações políticas da nobreza peninsular a partir do estudo de casos concretos e à luz da metodologia prosopográfica. We intend to develop a work of analysis of the concept of frontier and its influence at the p...

  12. Peregrinos de Aztlán: trajetórias identitárias do deserto à fronteira

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    2011-01-01

    A presente dissertação de mestrado elabora uma reflexão a respeito dos aspectos culturais que permeiam as relações dos sujeitos históricos que se encontram em territórios fronteiriços. Para tal, será analisado o romance Peregrinos de Aztlán (1974), do autor chicano Miguel Méndez Morales, cujo eixo norteador é a trajetória dos imigrantes mexicanos que cruzam a fronteira para os EUA em busca de trabalho. A fim de entender os conflitos que fazem parte do cotidiano dos sujeitos históricos represe...

  13. Fronteira e Instituição de Capelas nas Minas, América Portuguesa

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    Francisco Eduardo de Andrade

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available As oportunidades políticas e econômicas promovidas por capelanias na fronteira das Minas Gerais eram disputadas pelos senhores, como se depreende da conturbada história da criação da freguesia de São Bento do Tamanduá. Um grupo de amigos e parentes, com intentos econômicos, constituiu a capela no sertão do oeste, rota para Goiás. Gaspar Gondim foi o seu pároco encomendado. Ele aliou-se aos interessados no negócio desta rota e tornou-se um ativo defensor do poder da sua freguesia. O partido de Gondim resistiu fortemente a qualquer perda da primazia sustentada por meio da administração da capela. Instituição de poder nessas Minas, inculcando sujeição e civilidade, a capela também funcionou como a primeira instância para confronto dos poderosos.The economical and political opportunities promoted by capelanias in the border of Minas Gerais were disputed by landlords, as one can see by the troubled history of the creation of the parish of São Bento do Tamanduá. A group of friends and relatives from Minas Gerais created the chapel with economic interests in the west hinterland, route to Goiás. Gaspar Gondim was its appointed priest. He became an ally of the parties interested in the business of the route and actively defended the power of his parish. Gondim's party strongly resisted any loss of power supported by the chapel administration. An institution in colonial Minas that shaped servile and civil behavior, the chapel also served as the first level of confrontation of the powerful.

  14. MERCADO INFORMAL NA FRONTEIRA BRASIL – PARAGUAI: SHOPPING CALÇADÃO MERCOSUL

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    Full Text Available As cidades de Ponta Porã (BR e Pedro Juan Caballero (PY, separadas por fronteira seca, constituem centros conurbados, limitados por uma longa avenida que acompanha a ocupação humana de ambos os lados. O turismo de compras, importante setor da economia local, fez emergir do lado paraguaio, a partir de 1980, um significativo comércio informal de importados, caracterizado por ambulantes e pequenos comerciantes que instalaram bancas na principal rua comercial da cidade. Na década de 1990, uma crise se abateu sobre a economia de Ponta Porã, fazendo com que alguns comerciantes reivindicassem a instalação de comércio popular semelhante ao paraguaio no lado brasileiro. Com isso, nasceu o Primeiro Shopping Calçadão Mercosul, centro comercial instalado na linha de divisa entre os países, porém em solo brasileiro. Ocupado por lojistas de distintas nacionalidades, o Shopping oferece produtos idênticos aos vendidos no Paraguai e acaba por disputar a mesma clientela, pois se estrutura segundo regras e condições muito semelhantes às do comércio vizinho. Este artigo aborda o modo como está organizado esse comércio, como se regula frente às normatizações públicas brasileiras e como interage com o mercado paraguaio. Da mesma forma, pretende discutir de que maneira as categorias legal e ilegal, lícito e ilícito são articuladas num contexto em que se pratica uma modalidade de comércio permitida apenas no lado paraguaio e como, numa situação de liminaridade, são reafirmadas as representações sobre o “outro”.

  15. Antropologia urbana: interdisciplinaridade e fronteiras do conhecimento Urban anthropology: interdisciplinarity and the frontiers of knowledge

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    Full Text Available Este texto lida com a complexidade e o desenvolvimento da Antropologia Urbana. É também um relato da carreira do autor e suas relações com os diferentes campos do conhecimento, não apenas de Ciências Sociais, num sentido mais restrito, como sociologia e ciência política, mas também literatura, filosofia, história e artes em geral. O texto enfatiza a importância do cruzamento de limites e fronteiras com o objetivo de enriquecer linhas de pesquisa e pensamento. Entre outros grupos, cita a Escola Sociológica de Chicago e a Antropologia Social Britânica como exemplos importantes de trabalho interdisciplinar. Chama a atenção para a complexidade e a heterogeneidade da sociedade moderno-contemporânea e para a importância de mobilizar diferentes tradições de trabalho e pesquisa, especialmente no que toca os estudos urbanos desenvolvidos nas grandes cidades e metrópoles.This text deals with the complexity and development of Urban Anthropology. It is also an account of the author's career and his relations with different fields of knowledge, not only Social Sciences like Sociology and Political Science, but also Literature, Philosophy, History and the Arts in general. The text emphasizes the importance of crossing borders and frontiers as a way of enriching different lines of research and thought. Among other groups he cites the Chicago School of Sociology and British Social Anthropology as important examples of interdisciplinary work. The author draws attention to the complexity and heterogeneity of modern contemporary society and to the importance of mobilizing different traditions of work and research, especially when dealing with urban studies centred on the big cities and metropolises.

  16. PERTENCIMENTO E IDENTIDADE, TERRITORIALIDADE E FRONTEIRA ENTRE OS CHIQUITANOS NO BRASIL E NA BOLÍVIA

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    Full Text Available Pretende-se refletir, a partir da história do povo Chiquitano, originalmente um conjunto de mais de vinte etnias que foram aldeadas pelos jesuítas na missão de Chiquitos, elementos de sua identidade e etnicidade contemporâneas. A proposta que se apresenta é a de entender como se situam atualmente as identidades, relacionadas com as territorialidades experienciadas na Bolívia e no Brasil, uma vez que este povo está atualmente cindido parcialmente pelo fato de terem sido fracionados em duas partes a partir da divisão dos estados nacionais. O fato de viverem em um ou outro país provoca diferentes experiências e proposições identitárias; no entanto, até a década de 1980, a fronteira entre os dois países, ainda não totalmente institucionalizada, permitia um trânsito de um para outro lado, mas para além disso, permitia relações sociais e manutenção de redes de parentesco. Como se desenham as identidades atualmente, na diversidade territorial e histórica? Como estão desenhadas as territorialidades dos Chiquitanos na Bolívia e no Brasil se as políticas indigenistas são distintas? Como ocorrem as autoidentificações, sendo que há distintos conceitos para “índios” – aqui, povos indígenas e, na Bolívia, “campesino” ou “pueblos originales”? De que maneira o reconhecimento oficial da etnicidade dos Chiquitanos no Brasil trouxe novos elementos suscitadores de conflitos? Estas são questões que se pretende responder neste artigo.

  17. Ecole et communaute au Portugal

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    Since 1974 Portugal has experienced some dramatic changes in educational practices at the local level. The school has been opened to the community and the community to the school. Teacher education now includes community studies, designed to prepare teachers for an active role in this process and for the better understanding of the social background of pupils. One new practice is the publication of local newspapers or news-sheets to enhance the understanding of the community by teachers and pupils. The development of a school garden for the cultivation of flowers and vegetables serves as another bridge between school and community. Other examples of community action are adult literacy classes, the creation of voluntary organisations for women, the running of youth clubs, the formation of co-operatives, and local projects like the purchase of an old tram-car to be converted into a library. The introduction of `Civic and Polytechnic Education' for 13-16 year olds was an important innovation. One half-day a week was to be devoted to the integration of the school with the locality, young people's participation in society as agents of change, the linking of study and productive work, and the involvement of young people in the solution of national problems, working from a concrete knowledge of local and regional life. However, since 1976 there has been a more conservative approach, and only in places with a strong consensus amongst teachers has the new relationship between school and community been maintained.

  18. Climate index for Portugal - Methodology

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    2006-01-01

    According to the U.S. Department of Energy, an estimated 25% of the GNP is affected by weather-related events. The variations in temperature - even small ones - can also have long-lasting effects on the operational results of a company. Among other, the Energy supply sector is sensitive to weather risks: a milder or harsher than usual winter leads to a decrease or increase of energy consumption. The price of electricity on power trading facilities like Powernext is especially sensitive to odd changes in temperatures. Powernext and Meteo-France (the French meteorological agency) have joined expertise in order to promote the use of weather indices in term of decision making or underlying of hedging tools to energy actors, end users from any other sector of activity and specialists of the weather risk hedging. The Powernext Weather indices are made from information collected by Meteo-France's main observation network according to the norms of international meteorology, in areas carefully selected. The gross data are submitted to a thorough review allowing the correction of abnormalities and the reconstitution of missing data. Each index is fashioned to take into account the economic activity in the various regions of the country as represented by each region's population. This demographic information represents a fair approximation of the weight of the regional economic activity. This document presents the calculation methodology of average, minimum and maximum weather indexes with the winter and summer regression equations for the different economical regions of Portugal. (J.S.)

  19. Fronteiras e pontes na bioética. O caso português

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    Full Text Available No Portugal actual como em todos os países levanta-se, para os especialistas de ética, uma questão transversal, de natureza filosófica. Esta questão acompanha uma grande parte das deliberações sobre problemas bioéticos da vida quotidiana; quais são e onde estão os limites além dos quais entraríamos na zona cinzenta ou mesmo vermelha da desumanização? A teoria dos limites afecta de modo singular todas as ciências. Aquí também, no campo da bioética, será possível determinar a priori os limites da intervenção sobre o ser humano? Será que tudo pode ser investigado? Quais as experiências que se tornam propriamente imorais?o autor faz uma reflexão geral e, em seguida, digite duas questões importantes na história recente de Portugal: o uso de procriação medicamente assistida e a questão da eutanásia.

  20. FRONTEIRA AGRÍCOLA, FORÇA DE TRABALHO E O PROCESSO DE URBANIZAÇÃO EM MATO GROSSO

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    Roberto Souza Santos

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo tem como finalidade abordar o processo de urbanização e a reprodução da força de trabalho na região e levantar uma discussão teórica sobre o papel do Estado na formação e na expansão da fronteira agropecuária, desde início dos anos 40 até os dias atuais. Também pretende identificar os fatores que deram origem às cidades na região e proporcionaram seu crescimento na malha urbana Mato Grosso. Analisar o papel do Estado que, através de suas políticas públicas de investimento direcionadas para a ocupação do território pouco povoado, procura organizar o território, a organização do modo de produção e estrutura e organiza a fronteira agrícola. Abordar a importância do capital agropecuário como agente que contribui para a ocupação demográfica da região através da introdução de novas técnicas, agroindústrias, infraestrutura urbana e não urbana motivando o fenômeno imigratório.

  1. Climate index for Portugal - Methodology; Indices climatique Portugal methodologie

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    According to the U.S. Department of Energy, an estimated 25% of the GNP is affected by weather-related events. The variations in temperature - even small ones - can also have long-lasting effects on the operational results of a company. Among other, the Energy supply sector is sensitive to weather risks: a milder or harsher than usual winter leads to a decrease or increase of energy consumption. The price of electricity on power trading facilities like Powernext is especially sensitive to odd changes in temperatures. Powernext and Meteo-France (the French meteorological agency) have joined expertise in order to promote the use of weather indices in term of decision making or underlying of hedging tools to energy actors, end users from any other sector of activity and specialists of the weather risk hedging. The Powernext Weather indices are made from information collected by Meteo-France's main observation network according to the norms of international meteorology, in areas carefully selected. The gross data are submitted to a thorough review allowing the correction of abnormalities and the reconstitution of missing data. Each index is fashioned to take into account the economic activity in the various regions of the country as represented by each region's population. This demographic information represents a fair approximation of the weight of the regional economic activity. This document presents the calculation methodology of average, minimum and maximum weather indexes with the winter and summer regression equations for the different economical regions of Portugal. (J.S.)

  2. The natural gas industry in Portugal

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    Kheloufi, S.

    2004-01-01

    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.)

  3. Oiapoque, aqui começa o Brasil: a fronteira em construção e os desafios do Desenvolvimento Regional

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    Carina Santos de Almeida

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available O Município de iapoque é a única fronteira brasileira com um território europeu ultramarino, a Guiana Francesa. Particularmente, essa região e sua condição de fronteira se depara com desafios para sua efetiva inserção no processo de desenvolvimento regional, uma vez que apresenta condições distintas das outras fronteiras brasileiras com países autônomos, independentes e envolvidos em acordos transfronteiriços. O Brasil e a Guiana Francesa vivem em descompasso diplomático de restrições que limitam a migração, a cooperação, a solidariedade e as relações comerciais. Nesse sentido, as práticas socioespaciais e econômicas, pautadas nessas dinâmicas de relações restritivas à livre circulação de pessoas e ao comércio, constroem-se muitas vezes à revelia do Estado. Os desafios regionais para o desenvolvimento de Oiapoque abordados neste artigo evidenciam que a invisibilidade social, o isolamento territorial e a condição “marginal” de fronteira são contextos que estão sendo rompidos pelas novas dinâmicas da organização socioeconômica e política emergidas nas últimas décadas.

  4. A evolução das estruturas territoriais político-administrativas dos países que formam a fronteira com o Brasil no Pantanal Sul-Matogrossense

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    Sottili, Diane Maria

    2011-01-01

    A fronteira mais que uma linha de limite e separação, é uma área de contato e aproximação de distintas culturas e formas de organizações territoriais, sociais e econômicas. A circulação de pessoas e de mercadorias na fronteira é intensa e bastante flutuante; configura um corredor de atividades lícitas e ilícitas, necessitando de intensa fiscalização. Mas a fronteira também é um lugar de convivência que faz parte do cotidiano das pessoas que vivem nesse local peculiar compartilh...

  5. Fronteiras da educação na África sob domínio colonial alemão - Educational frontiers during the colonial german rule in Africa

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    Sílvio Marcus de Souza Correa, Brasil

    2012-01-01

    Na África sob domínio colonial alemão (1884-1919), as escolas foram lugares entrecruzados por diferentes culturas, línguas e religiões. Nas escolas missionárias ou governamentais, educadores europeus ou nativos conviveram nesses espaços de fronteiras. Eles próprios foram homens-fronteiras já que transitavam por campos geográficos, culturais, lingüísticos e religiosos distintos. O artigo trata desses educadores na fronteira entre dois mundos, dessas escolas e de alguns aspectos dessas fronteir...

  6. Enoturismo em Portugal: as Rotas de Vinho

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    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.

  7. Enoturismo em Portugal: as Rotas de Vinho

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    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.

  8. Epidemiology of hepatitis B in Portugal.

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    Silva, Mário J; Valente, João; Capela, Tiago; Russo, Pedro; Calinas, Filipe

    2017-03-01

    The epidemiology of hepatitis B in Portugal is insufficiently characterized. We aimed to review the epidemiology of hepatitis B in Portugal since 1980. A literature review was performed in MEDLINE, Scielo, Web of Science, and the Portuguese Scientific Repository for studies containing 'Hepatitis B' and 'Portugal' published from 1980 to June 2016. The initial search was complemented by abstract books from national gastroenterology and hepatology meetings and reports from the Service for Intervention on Addictive Behaviours and Dependences, the Portuguese Blood Institute, and Directorate-General of Health. Further studies were identified in references of retrieved papers and https://www.google.pt. Ninety references were included. Hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) prevalence was up to 2% in the general population and decreased in the last decades: 1.13-2.0% in studies carried out in 1980-1989 and 0.02-1.45% in studies carried out in 1990-2014. Among pregnant women, HBsAg prevalence was 1.35% in those on primary care, but 6.2% among risk parturients. Among drug abusers, HBsAg prevalence decreased from 10-19.6% in the decades of 1980-1990 to 4.8% in 2014. Higher HBsAg prevalence rates were observed among populations of African or Asian origin. Individuals with hepatitis B were mostly men, mean age 36.9-49 years. The most frequent viral genotype was D. Genotype E is more prevalent in patient cohorts from Central-Southern Portugal (10-62%) than those from Northern Portugal (1-4.1%). The proportion of inactive carriers varied from 24.2 to 73%. The prevalence of cirrhosis varied from 5.8 to 23.7%. Portugal is a low-endemicity country for hepatitis B. Nevertheless, prevalence is high among specific subgroups that may benefit from specifically designed healthcare programs.

  9. Imigração em Portugal

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    Igor José de Renó Machado

    2006-08-01

    Full Text Available NESTE ARTIGO pretendo refletir sobre as imigrações brasileiras para Portugal e suas relações com categorias étnicas portuguesas. Levando em consideração que a localiza��ão da imigração brasileira numa hierarquia das alteridades portuguesa pressupõe uma etnização do conjunto da população migrante brasileira, procurarei demonstrar como o que se esconde sob o rótulo etnicizado de "brasileiros em Portugal" é uma população diversa e extremamente variada em suas formas de construção de identidades. Esboçarei, ainda, uma análise sobre as conseqüências políticas do discurso étnico-político no que se refere à cidadania e integração da população imigrante brasileira em Portugal.THIS PAPER is an excogitation on Brazilian immigration to Portugal and on the relationship between the immigrants and various Portuguese ethnic categories. Seeing that the sites chosen by Brazilian immigrants from among a hierarchy of Portuguese alterities presume an ethnization of the entire Brazilian migrant population, I have attempted to demonstrate that, hidden beneath the ethnicized label of "Brazilians in Portugal", one finds a diverse and extremely varied population in terms of how they build their identity. In addition, I have made a concise analysis of the political consequences of the ethnical-political discourse regarding the citizenship and integration of the Brazilian immigrant population in Portugal.

  10. Perfil logístico de Portugal

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    Rodríguez Páez, Johanna Marcela

    2014-01-01

    El presente documento ofrece un estudio del perfil logístico de Portugal, abarcando diferentes aspectos que afectan la competitividad y el desempeño de la cadena logística de un país, con la finalidad de conocer a uno de los socios comerciales con los cuáles Colombia se encuentra negociando, en este caso Portugal, uno de los 28 países que hace parte del reciente tratado de libre comercio aprobado con la Unión Europea, es preciso estudiar las ventajas competitivas que poseen dichos socios, a l...

  11. Migrants and Health in Portugal

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    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

  12. Control of Bovine Brucellosis from Persistently Infected Holdings Using RB51 Vaccination with Test-and-Slaughter: A Comparative Case Report from a High Incidence Area in Portugal.

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    Caetano, M C; Afonso, F; Ribeiro, R; Fonseca, A P; Abernethy, D A; Boinas, F

    2016-02-01

    Bovine brucellosis due to Brucella abortus infection causes significant reproductive and production losses in cattle and is a major zoonosis. Eradication of this disease has proved difficult to achieve in Portugal where it still occurs in some regions despite an ongoing national eradication programme. In 2004, the Alentejo region, a major cattle producing area, reported one of the highest levels of bovine brucellosis in the country, especially in one divisional area. In that area, bovine brucellosis was particularly problematic in a holding of ten herds, the largest extensive cattle unit in the country, which remained infected despite an extensive test-and-slaughter programme and depopulation of five herds. A 5-year programme of RB51 vaccination with biannual test-and-slaughter was thus implemented in 2004. The apparent animal seroprevalence decreased from 19% (646/3,400) to 3% (88/2930) on the third herd-level test and remained below 0.8% (27/3324) after the fourth test. After the tenth test, the holding had a prevalence of 0.1% (2/2332) and only one herd remained positive with a within-herd prevalence of 1.1% (2/177). The results were compared to all other herds (n = 10) in the divisional area that were also persistently infected but were subject only to test-and-slaughter before being depopulated. In these herds, the strategy of test-and-slaughter did not reduce the prevalence, which remained significantly higher than the vaccinated group (median = 0.48% and 8.5% in vaccinated versus non-vaccinated herds; Wilcoxon rank sum test; P bovine brucellosis control in persistently infected herds. © 2014 Blackwell Verlag GmbH.

  13. Portugal's experience with public-private partnerships

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    Miranda Sarmento, J.J.; Renneboog, L.D.R.; Akintoye, A.; Beck, M.; Kumaraswamy, M.

    2015-01-01

    This paper documents the Portuguese experience in Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs). Since 1993, Portugal has been using PPPs intensively, mainly for highway construction and in the health sector. This has enabled the country to close the infrastructure gap and avoid the budget constraints at the

  14. Social housing in Portugal and Denmark

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    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...

  15. Millipedes (Diplopoda) from caves of Portugal

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    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 ...

  16. Governance in Educational Institutions in Portugal

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    García Redondo, Eva

    2016-01-01

    The present study addresses the governance processes governing the organization and management of educational institutions in Portugal, in a context of analysis in which the educational reforms carried out in this country, from the early nineteenth century (when school responsibility is assumed exclusively by the State) to the present, play what…

  17. Lessons from wind policy in Portugal

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    Peña, Ivonne; L. Azevedo, Inês; Marcelino Ferreira, Luís António Fialho

    2017-04-01

    Wind capacity and generation grew rapidly in several European countries, such as Portugal. Wind power adoption in Portugal began in the early 2000s, incentivized by a continuous feed-in tariff policy mechanism, coupled with public tenders for connection licenses in 2001, 2002, and 2005. These policies led to an enormous success in terms of having a large share of renewables providing electricity services: wind alone accounts today for ~23.5% of electricity demand in Portugal. We explain the reasons wind power became a key part of Portugal's strategy to comply with European Commission climate and energy goals, and provide a detailed review of the wind feed-in tariff mechanism. We describe the actors involved in wind power production growth. We estimate the environmental and energy dependency gains achieved through wind power generation, and highlight the correlation between wind electricity generation and electricity exports. Finally, we compare the Portuguese wind policies with others countries' policy designs and discuss the relevance of a feed-in tariff reform for subsequent wind power additions.

  18. Neo-Lamarckism in Portugal

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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

  19. ENTRE FRONTEIRAS: JUVENTUDE, CRIME E RELAÇÕES DE AMIZADE NA PERIFERIA DE SÃO PAULO

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    Gilberto Geribola Moreno

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    Full Text Available Este artigo tem por objetivo apresentar algumas dinâmicas de sociabilidade juvenil observadas na região sul da periferia da cidade de São Paulo. Investigam-se as relações sociais de um grupo de jovens que tem sua experiência social marcada pelo trânsito entre as fronteiras que delimitam os mundos da legalidade/ilegalidade, do lícito/ilícito. Através da abordagem etnográfica foi possível estabelecer categorias tipológicas apresentando algumas características desse grupo e suas dinâmicas de sociabilidade frente a essas esferas da vida social.

  20. Contrabando na fronteira meridional do Brasil – por fora e por dentro da Alfândega (1845-1889.

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    Mariana Flores da Cunha Thompson Flores

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available O presente artigo aborda as práticas de contrabando empreendidas através da fronteira sul do Brasil nos municípios de Alegrete, Uruguaiana, Santana do Livramento e Quaraí, entre os anos de 1845 e 1889. Através de Processos Crimes de Apreensão de Contrabando e de Autos de Responsabilidade, foi possível apontar os diferentes contextos dessa prática, as mercadorias e os caminhos do comércio ilícito, bem como, seus agentes e estratégias. Nesse sentido, constatou-se que a Alfândega, localizada em Uruguaiana, cumpria papel fundamental no desempenho do contrabando através de práticas corruptas sedimentadas no procedimento de funcionários e inspetores ao longo de anos.

  1. Língua, fronteira e o ensino de português como língua estrangeira

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    Maria Tereza Nunes Marchesan

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    Full Text Available Este trabalho apresenta uma discussão sobre a questão sociolinguística da fronteira Brasil-Uruguai como base para reflexões sobre a necessidade de uma abordagem específica de ensino de PLE para alunos uruguaios adultos oriundos dessa região. Considerando que as abordagens de ensino de português nas comunidades bilíngues diferem da abordagem do ensino de PLE e que as abordagens de ensino de PLE para não falantes de português tampouco coincidem com as peculiaridades de um ensino de PLE para falantes de DPU, argumentamos que as características sociolinguísticas da região fronteiriça Brasil-Uruguai devem ser consideradas no desenvolvimento de cursos específicos.

  2. Surdez: um território de fronteiras/Deafness: a territory of boundaries

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    Madalena Klein e

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    Full Text Available Este texto apresenta uma discussão quanto à “centralidade da cultura” e sua importância nas problematizações cotidianas de grupos culturais na busca do reconhecimento de suas diferenças. Nesse sentido, pretendemos abordar a constituição da “essencialidade” de uma cultura surda com a tentativa de apresentarmos um deslocamento dessa “pureza cultural” para um território híbrido e de fronteira. Para a construção deste texto vamos nos valer de autores que se aproximam do campo dos estudos culturais e de uma perspectiva pós-estruturalista. Quando nos propomos a trabalhar a surdez a partir desta perspectiva, é necessário rompermos com a busca de uma “pureza cultural”, da “essência cultural”. Propomos um distanciamento da indagação: “o que é mesmo a cultura surda?” nos interessando, sim, pelas condições de possibilidade de diferentes nuances de culturas surdas. Procuramos trazer à discussão os discursos dos movimentos das comunidades surdas em favor do reconhecimento das suas diferenças e especificidades culturais, considerando importante problematizá-los e localizá-los em “territórios contestados”, em que as culturas e as identidades não são fixas, mas sim móveis, fragmentadas e híbridas. Propomos pensar a problematização de uma identidade surda, de um essencialismo ou mesmo de uma autenticidade a ser definida, para então pensarmos em cenários onde os discursos da surdez são levados a cena, e onde à constituição de ser surdo deve ser entendido como uma contingência histórica e cultural. This paper presents a discussion about the “centrality of culture” and its importance on the quotidian problems found by cultural groups searching for the acknowledgement of their differences. Therefore, we intend to approach the “essentiality” constitution of a deaf culture, as an attempt to move that “cultural purity” towards a hybrid territory, a territory of boundaries. For writing this

  3. Estado-nação, fronteiras, margens: redesenhando os espaços fronteiriços no Brasil contemporâneo = Nation-state, frontiers, margins: redrawing the border areas in contemporary Brazil

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    Alvarez, Marcos César

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    Full Text Available A fronteira é aspecto fundamental do imaginário do estado moderno. Considera-se que as funções centralizadoras e ordenadoras do estado teriam como correlato as fronteiras, os limites da centralização estatal, espaços problemáticos de dominação e de conflito. Discussões contemporâneas nas Ciências Sociais, no entanto, apontam para novas possibilidades de análise, ao enfatizar a heterogeneidade das práticas de poder – que envolvem os dispositivos da soberania, das disciplinas e da gestão governamental. Deve-se pensar menos em fronteiras, como espaços limites e periféricos ao poder central, e mais em margens que se multiplicam e se deslocam tanto na periferia quanto no centro. A investigação em curso busca analisar as novas formas de ação estatal nas fronteiras brasileiras, como o Policiamento Especializado de Fronteira, o Programa Calha Norte e o Sistema Integrado de Saúde das Fronteiras

  4. Migração pendular e atenção à saúde na região de fronteira

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    Zaslavsky, Ricardo; Goulart, Bárbara Niegia Garcia de

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    Resumo Trazer uma reflexão sobre a importância e o potencial impacto da migração pendular na busca por serviços de saúde e, em específico, sobre as peculiaridades dessa mobilidade na região de fronteira. O trabalho descreve o contexto em que a mobilidade pendular se insere na modificação do espaço urbano do século XX, apresenta alguns aspectos legais sobre o tema na área da saúde, ilustrando a partir da realidade da tríplice fronteira Brasil-Argentina-Paraguai, enquanto importante local de mi...

  5. POLÍTICAS DE COOPERAÇÃO, INTEGRAÇÃO FRONTEIRIÇA E DESENVOLVIMENTO TERRITORIAL NA FRONTEIRA URUGUAY-BRASIL (2002-2012)

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    Batalha, Isabel Clemente; Universidad de la República, Montevideo, Uruguay; Nilson, Diego Hernández; Universidad de la República, Montevideo, Uruguay

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    doi: 10.12957/geouerj.2012.4828 ResumoNas últimas décadas, observa-se uma tendência crescente a mudar a forma de conceber as fronteiras entre Estados nacionais, partindo desde sua clássica concepção como um limite (uma linha divisória) à fronteira como uma região de interação transnacional (uma área de integração). Essa tendência combina-se com mudanças nas formas em que as ciências sociais abordam os fenômenos sociais, incluindo a valorização da cooperação e a interdependência nas relações i...

  6. Interação das fronteiras e o ponto de vista etnográfico: dinâmicas migratórias recentes em Governador Valadares

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    Igor José de Renó Machado

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo trata do complexo tema das fronteiras, ancorado numa perspectiva etnográfica. A fronteira é vista a partir de sua relevância entre os valadarenses, habitantes da cidade brasileira de Governador Valadares (MG, o mais conhecido centro de emigração internacional no Brasil. O trabalho é estruturado em duas partes, a primeira demonstra a relação entre os fluxos migratórios valadarenses e diversas fronteiras geopolíticas que os sujeitos migrantes enfrentam; a segunda descreve uma dinâmica cultural característica das camadas pobres em Valadares, a construção de Casas em sentido lévi-straussiano. A relação entre os dois processos é que o segundo, a divisão infindável dos núcleos familiares, impulsiona a intensidade do primeiro, o cruzamento das fronteiras geopolíticas.Based upon an ethnographical perspective, this paper deals with the complex subject of borders. The border is seen from the viewpoint of its relevance for the Valadarenses, citizens of Governor Valadares, a town in Minas Gerais known as a center of international emigration in Brazil. The paper is divided in two parts; the first part examines the relation between the Governor Valadares migratory flows and diverse geopolitical borders faced by these migrants; and the second part describes a cultural dynamic among the poor population of Valadares, the construction of Houses (in Lévi-Straussian sense. The relation between the two processes indicates that the intense division of the familiar nuclei stimulates the intensity of the crossing of the geopolitical borders.

  7. Fronteiras étnicas nos repertórios musicais das "festas de santo" em São Gabriel da Cachoeira (Alto rio Negro , AM).

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    Barros, Liliam Cristina da Silva; Santos, Antonio Maria de Souza

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    Este artigo tem como objetivo demonstrar os mecanismos através dos quais índios em situação de contato, na zona urbana de São Gabriel da Cachoeira, manifestam sua pertença étnica. Em meio ao contexto das festas de santo, repertórios musicais evidenciam as fronteiras étnicas valendo-se da língua como principal sinal diacrítico de identidade.

  8. Fronteiras étnicas nos repertórios musicais das 'festas de santo' em São Gabriel da Cachoeira (alto Rio Negro, AM

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    Líliam Cristina da Silva Barros

    Full Text Available Este artigo tem como objetivo demonstrar os mecanismos através dos quais índios em situação de contato, na zona urbana de São Gabriel da Cachoeira, manifestam sua pertença étnica. Em meio ao contexto das festas de santo, repertórios musicais evidenciam as fronteiras étnicas valendo-se da língua como principal sinal diacrítico de identidade.

  9. In Portugal, the energy revolution is underway

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    Mary, Olivier

    2015-01-01

    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

  10. Medicines Compliance and Reimbursement Level in Portugal

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    Constantino Portela, Maria da Concei??o; Campos Fernandes, Adalberto

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    During a severe financial crisis, it is a priority to use scientific evidence to identify factors that enable therapeutic compliance by patients. This study aimed to evaluate a possible association between the number of patients who attended a medical appointment and had medicine prescribed and the number of these same patients who purchased the prescribed medicine and whether the level of reimbursement was a deciding factor. We perform a correlation analysis at primary care centers in Portug...

  11. Portugal: setting new goals for growth.

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    Cutler, B

    1987-11-01

    Portugal has entered a period of economic recovery spearheaded by Prime Minister Anibal Cavaco Silva. A slow but steady rise in the standard of living may finally offset the 0.9% annual growth in the country's population. Growth in the gross national product (GNP) reached 5% in 1987 and fixed capital investment increased 9.5% in 1986. Cavaco Silva's economic recovery program has included entry into the Common Market, foreign investment in industry, attention to the enormous public debt, and dismantling of the state-centered economy of the 1970s. Per capita GNP increased from US$743 in 1985 to $1970 in 1986 and unemployment had fallen to 8.5% by 1988. The prolongation of average life expectancy to 68 years for men and 75 years for women indicates a general improvement in the health and lifestyle of most Portuguese. By the year 2000, the population of Portugal is expected to reach 11.1 million, with the largest rates of growth occurring in the west and coastal areas. Half of the population falls into the 25-64-year age group, suggesting potential for economic growth and spending. A low rate of urbanization (30%) has complicated attempts to raise the level of technology in industry. Strong adherence to Catholicism is largely responsible for the exceptionally high marriage rate and low divorce rate in Portugal. The average birth rate was 14.5/1000 in 1987 and the average total fertility rate was 2.1. 34% of all births are to women 20-24 years old. The annual mortality rate is 9.6/1000, while infant mortality stands at 17.8/1000. A significant change occurring in Portugal in the current period is the rise of a new middle class.

  12. Contractual medical liability in Portugal and Macao

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    Rui Miguel Prista Patrício Cascão

    2016-09-01

    Full Text Available Liability of healthcare providers can be framed under the theory of contract in the law of Portugal and Macao, to obtain compensation for injury suffered by aggrieved patients, as a result of medical adverse events. However, shortcomings in the law, court practice and literature lead to some uncertainty in adjudication. This article aims at reducing said uncertainty, setting forward a clear-cut adjudication paradigm, while recommending legal reform.

  13. Volatile contents of grape marcs in Portugal

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    The present study reports on the composition of volatiles of most grape marcs (bagaceiras) commercially available in Portugal. These spirits, which are a valuable by-product of the winemaking industry, are obtained via steam-distillation of grape pomace after storage under anaerobic conditions for a given period of time. An impetus for this research is the increasingly strict European legal standards pertaining to the levels of health hazard volatile compounds (e.g., methanol) and the lack of...

  14. DEFESA, DESENVOLVIMENTO E SECURITIZAÇÃO NA FRONTEIRA SETENTRIONAL DA AMAZÔNIA BRASILEIRA: PREOCUPAÇÕES, ATORES E CONEXÕES REGIONAIS

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    Tiago Luedy Silva

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available As fronteiras da Amazônia setentrional brasileira apresentam particularidades como baixa densidade populacional e problemas econômicos que dificultam o desenvolvimento e a defesa na região. A porosidade das fronteiras, a falta de presença do Estado nestas áreas e a dependência dos grandes centros convertem essa região altamente estratégica em termos geopolíticos em espaços periféricos, onde a falta de desenvolvimento cria um ambiente de vulnerabilidade em termos de segurança. Embora as Forças Armadas estejam cada vez mais presentes nas fronteiras setentrionais, garantindo a soberania nacional e fomentando melhorias sociais, a relação necessária entre defesa e desenvolvimento ainda não tem tido a devida importância pelo poder central no país, especialmente na região amazônica. A ideia de que o desenvolvimento motiva a defesa na medida em que a defesa fornece escudo para o desenvolvimento, uma reforçando as razões da outra, tem sido vista de forma crescente no Brasil, ainda que faltem políticas públicas capazes de efetivar essa perspectiva

  15. Municipal solid waste disposal in Portugal

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    Magrinho, Alexandre; Didelet, Filipe; Semiao, Viriato

    2006-01-01

    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

  16. Identificações Coletivas e Gestão da Diversidade Étnico-Cultural: Dinâmicas Sociais Contrastantes entre Portugal e o Brasil

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    Nuno Oliveira

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    Full Text Available Neste artigo são utilizados os conceitos de identidade narrativa e configuração relacional para compreender as diferentes formas como os Estados organizam os reconhecimentos coletivos e as suas gramáticas institucionais. Usando a narrativa como ferramenta analítica procuramos mostrar como as identidades coletivas são construídas historicamente salientando simultaneamente a imbricação de narrativas de diversos níveis institucionais para legitimar as concepções coletivas de fronteiras identitárias. Metodologicamente, o texto se baseia em uma abordagem historicizante que se vale de fontes secundárias e de pesquisa de um corpus selecionado de documentos oficiais resultante de trabalho de campo em Portugal e no Brasil. Sugerimos que a comparação entre estes contextos permite perceber movimentos divergentes em matéria de concepção das adesões coletivas e dos seus significados em face do pluralismo cívico e étnico-cultural do Estado-nação contemporâneo.

  17. DISSOLUÇÃO DE FRONTEIRAS E A EXPERIÊNCIA TRANSICIONAL EM SOLAR STORMS, DE LINDA HOGAN

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    Caroline Garcia de Souza

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    Full Text Available O presente trabalho analisa a experiência transicional no romance Solar Storms, publicado pela escritora nativo-americana Linda Hogan (Chickasaw em 1995. A obra narra a jornada de Angela, uma mestiça indígena órfã que retorna à terra de seus antepassados na tentativa de desvendar sua história e de religar os fragmentos de um passado parcialmente obscuro. Ao longo da narrativa, percebe-se um processo de gradual desconstrução de categorias – temporais, físicas, espaciais – e de superação das relações dicotômicas que opõem, por exemplo, indivíduo e comunidade, interioridade e exterioridade, o mundo humano e o não humano. Esse movimento se dá na direção de uma dissolução das falsas fronteiras e no sentido de uma integração total.

  18. A gastronomia e o turismo: Um estudo na fronteira Jaguarão/BR e Rio Branco/UY

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    Gildo Janke

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    Full Text Available A gastronomia é um potencial atrativo no turismo, uma vez que pode gerar experiências únicas e memoráveis. Ela faz parte da experiência turística, não se dissociando desta, e ainda se trabalhada como patrimônio cultural imaterial pode distinguir uma região, evidenciando suas peculiaridades e reforçando sua autenticidade. O patrimônio gastronômico, a fim de reforçar seus diferenciais para atrair os visitantes, pode ser evidenciado pelo desenvolvimento de roteiros turísticos, eventos, os quais a gastronomia é o foco de seus planejamentos. O presente trabalho visa analisar a gastronomia como parte do processo de interação cultural na Fronteira entre o Brasil e Uruguai, por meio das cidades de Jaguarão (BR e Rio Branco (UY e tem como finalidade realizar diagnóstico do potencial gastronômico e turístico brasileiro e uruguaio, na direção de elaborar proposições capazes de promover o desenvolvimento do segmento de turismo gastronômico, logo cultural no município de Jaguarão. Para o diagnóstico foram realizadas pesquisas bibliográficas e documentais, assim como pesquisa de campo, por meio de conversas informais com moradores locais, e análise dos cardápios dos estabelecimentos.

  19. Para além das fronteiras nacionais: o milho como agência nas histórias sociais

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    Full Text Available A delimitação de contribuições antropológicas e epistemológicas das obras intelectuais tidas como folclóricas/literárias/míticas na compreensão do desenvolvimento do pensamento social/racional/científico brasileiro nos ajudará relacionar melhor as dicotomizações estabelecidas pelas formas de colonialidade do poder para além das fronteiras dos Estados nacionais. As representações históricas que relacionam o milho em esforços intelectuais e de compreensão humana funcionariam com propósito expositor e operacional específico - arraigados em teorias. Os modos e discursos de fazer a comida atuam como a teoria da ideologia e suas contribuições para as ideias e princípios políticos estabelecidos culturalmente e por direito, onde um tornaria o outro possível, gerando representações na prática da política.

  20. O tradutor/intérprete de língua de sinais: um mediador de fronteiras culturais

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    Izaulita César Moura

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    Full Text Available Discute-se a importância do tradutor/intérprete de Língua de Sinais enquanto um mediador de fronteiras entre dois mundos culturais. Busca-se dar visibilidade à complexidade da tarefa do intérprete não apenas no campo da linguagem, mas também na área da subjetividade, levando em conta contribuições da Psicanálise. Partiu-se de uma pesquisa qualitativa realizada no Instituto Nacional de Educação de Surdos que abordou o tema da linguagem e subjetividade com alunos com surdez profunda. Concluiu-se que o papel social e subjetivo do intérprete de Libras precisa ser mais bem compreendido. O desafio não é apenas traduzir e informar, mas saber guardar os próprios pensamentos e sentimentos, para ser porta voz da fala, da expressão e da emoção de outra pessoa, de um sujeito que se manifesta em total alteridade. Assim, facetas menos conhecidas do papel intersubjetivo do tradutor/intérprete são apontadas.

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

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    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…

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

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    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…

  3. First autochthone case of sporotrichosis by Sporothrix globosa in Portugal.

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    de Oliveira, Manoel Marques Evangelista; Veríssimo, Cristina; Sabino, Raquel; Aranha, João; Zancopé-Oliveira, Rosely Maria; Sampaio, Paula; Pais, Célia

    2014-04-01

    In this study, we characterize the first autochthone case of human sporotrichosis reported in Lisbon, Portugal. Phenotypic and genotypic characterization revealed that the infection was caused by Sporothrix globosa. We conclude that sporotrichosis may be underdiagnosed particularly in Southern Europe and suggest Portugal as an emerging area for this fungal infection. © 2014 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  4. Portugal takes step back on abortion legalization.

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    According to international press reports, a law that would have allowed Portuguese women abortions through the 10th week of pregnancy and into the 16th week if their physical or mental health was at risk has been rescinded after a referendum to determine the statute's future was voided because of low voter turnout. Passed in February, the law was a liberalization of Portugal's strict anti-abortion laws, which ban all abortions except for narrowly defined medical reasons or in the case of rape (and those are permitted only until the 12th week of pregnancy). Because the issue is such a controversial one, politicians had turned to a national referendum asking Portuguese voters to overturn or ratify the new law. The referendum was the first in the country since the end of its right-wing dictatorship in 1974, and 50% participation was required. Only 31.5% of the country's 8.5 million eligible voters went to the polls on June 28. Of those voting, 50.9% voted against the liberalized new legislation. Sunny weather and World Cup soccer matches were both pointed to as reasons for the low turnout. Officials estimate there are some 20,000 illegal abortions annually in Portugal. Abortion-rights activists in the mostly Roman-Catholic country say hospitals see roughly 10,000 women a year suffering from complications from illegal abortions, and that at least 800 women die each year from the procedure. In the next day's Diario de Noticias, a daily paper in Portugal, the entire front page was filled with a giant question mark. "What now, lawmakers?" the headline read. full text

  5. Nurses in advanced roles: a review of acceptability in Portugal.

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    Buchan, James; Temido, Marta; Fronteira, Ines; Lapão, Luis; Dussault, Gilles

    2013-01-01

    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. 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. 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.

  6. Incumprimento do contrato de trabalho em Portugal

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    Ferreira, Bruno Miguel Simões

    2011-01-01

    Mestrado em Direito das Empresas Esta tese tem, como objectivo principal, analisar e caracterizar o conceito de contrato de trabalho e as suas tipologias de incumprimento em Portugal. A metodologia consiste na pesquisa bibliográfica nacionalmente aceite, webgrafia, e recurso a dados do INE, DGSI e DGPJ, de modo a elaborar uma análise quantitativa dos tipos de incumprimento do contrato de trabalho e consequentes litígios jurídico/laborais. As hipóteses são: Existe alguma r...

  7. Country policy profile - Portugal. August 2015

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    2015-08-01

    In Portugal, electricity from renewable sources is mainly promoted through a feed-in tariff (FiT). The support regime for electricity generated from renewable energy sources (except large hydropower plants) is still in place for existing installations and for micro and mini generation units. Support to new installations can be provided through specific power granting tenders. There is currently no direct support mechanism for RES-H. In the transport sector, the main incentives are a bio-fuel quota system and a tax exemption to small producers (PPDs). The Portuguese progress report was released by the EC in June 2014

  8. Country policy profile - Portugal. October 2014

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    In Portugal, electricity from renewable sources is mainly promoted through a feed-in tariff (FiT). The support regime for electricity generated from renewable energy sources (except large hydropower plants) is still in place for existing installations and for micro and mini generation units. Support to new installations can be provided through specific power granting tenders. There is currently no direct support mechanism for RES-H. In the transport sector, the main incentives are a bio-fuel quota system and a tax exemption to small producers (PPDs). The Portuguese progress report was released by the EC in June 2014 and no further policy changes have been documented since then

  9. Establishment of heart teams in Portugal.

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    Sousa Uva, M; Leite Moreira, A; Gavina, C; Pereira, H; Lopes, M G

    2014-01-01

    Whenever several therapeutic options exist, multidisciplinary decision-making is beneficial for the patient and for society at large. The main obstacles to the establishment of heart teams in Portugal are organizational and logistical. Implementing a heart team approach entails definition of the situations requiring multidisciplinary discussion, creation of clear lines of communication, written protocols and obtaining patient informed consent. The European Society of Cardiology guidelines define the clinical scenarios where intervention of the heart team is recommended. Copyright © 2013 Sociedade Portuguesa de Cardiologia. Published by Elsevier España. All rights reserved.

  10. Renewable Energy Policy Fact sheet - Portugal

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    2017-07-01

    The EurObserv'ER policy profiles give a snapshot of the renewable energy policy in the EU Member States. In Portugal, electricity from renewable sources from existing plants is mainly promoted through a feed-in tariff. Support to new RES plants can currently only be remunerated through the open energy market. For RES-H there is currently no direct support mechanism or fiscal benefit in place (as of January 2017); only indirect support. In the transport sector, the main incentives are a bio-fuel quota system and a tax exemption to small producers of bio-fuels

  11. Current status of nucleonic gauges in Portugal

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    Salgado, J.; Carvalho, F.G.; Manteigas, J.; Oliveira, C.; Goncalves, I.F.; Neves, J.; Cruz, C.

    2000-01-01

    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)

  12. Nuclear medicine training and practice in Portugal.

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    Vieira, Rosário; Costa, Gracinda

    2013-07-01

    Nuclear medicine in Portugal has been an autonomous speciality since 1984. In order to obtain the title of Nuclear Medicine Specialist, 5 years of training are necessary. The curriculum is very similar to the one approved under the auspices of the European Union of Medical Specialists, namely concerning the minimum recommended number of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. There is a final assessment, and during the training the resident is in an approved continuing education programme. Departments are accredited by the Medical College in order to verify their capacity to host nuclear medicine residencies.

  13. O efeito fronteira das regiões brasileiras: uma aplicação do modelo gravitacional The border effect in Brazilian regions: a gravity model approach

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    Sérgio Leusin Jr.

    2009-08-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo analisa o efeito fronteira do Brasil e de suas regiões para o ano 1999. Esse efeito foi estimado empiricamente, utilizando-se dados de corte seccional, em um modelo gravitacional com os 26 estados brasileiros, mais o Distrito Federal e 40 países. Apesar de o Brasil ter se engajado em um processo de abertura comercial, como o ocorrido durante a década de 1990, e ter participado de Acordos Preferenciais de Comércio importantes como o Mercosul, constatou-se que o país e algumas de suas regiões apresentam elevados custos de fronteira. Os resultados encontrados indicam que o comércio entre estados brasileiros é 33 vezes superior ao comércio internacional desses estados. Para as regiões brasileiras, o efeito fronteira das regiões Norte e Nordeste é significativamente maior do que aquele observado nas regiões Sul e Sudeste.This paper analyzes the border effect for Brazilian goods market and its regions in 1999. This effect was quantified empirically by using cross-sectional data in a gravitational model for twenty-six Brazilian states plus the Federal District and forty other countries. Despite Brazil's involvement in commercial opening in the 90's, as well as important regional trade agreements such as Mercosul, we noticed that Brazil and some of its regions have high cross-border costs. The finding results of this equation suggest a trade 33 times higher between Brazilian states than the international trade of these states. Regarding each Brazilian region, the border effect found for intra-national trade among Northeast and North regions is significantly higher than the border effect for Southeast and Southern regions.

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

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    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.

  15. Colônia do Sacramento: a situação na fronteira platina no século XVIII

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    2003-01-01

    A Colônia do Sacramento, no atual Uruguai, na primeira metade do século XVIII, constituiu uma cidade de pródigo comércio na região platina. Inseridos tanto nas rotas comerciais e sociais portuguesas quanto nas castelhanas, os habitantes de Sacramento materializavam uma fronteira múltipla, onde coexistiam espanhóis, portugueses e diferentes grupos indígenas. O presente estudo analisa os vínculos sociais e comerciais existentes entre os habitantes de Sacramento e os de Buenos Aires. No interior...

  16. Figuras femininas e fronteiras sociais na poética de Manoel de Barros = Feminine figures and frontiers social in the poetic of Manoel De Barros

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    Rodrigues, Rauer Ribeiro

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Refletimos acerca das fronteiras nas relações sociais, verificando de que modo o discurso poético internaliza convenções morais e fixa identidades ao propor a alteridade como um “outro” radicalmente diferente. Estudamos a representação da mulher na poesia de Manoel de Barros, nas figuras da avó, da mãe, das mulheres do povo e das prostitutas. Verificamos o modo como as mulheres são figurativizadas e a função que desempenham no universo poético barreano

  17. España, Portugal y los falsos amigos

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    Rivero, Ángel

    2010-01-01

    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 se...

  18. Spain and Portugal facing Euratom. Some considerations in the access of Spain and Portugal to Euratom

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    Corretjer, L.; Lopez Rodriguez, M.

    1985-01-01

    The access of Spain and Portugal to the European Community of Atomic Energy (EURATOM) will give rise to significative consequences and it is a subject which must be thoroughly considered as to its implications regarding the present state of nuclear development in both countries and with regard to their reciprocal relations in nuclear energy matters. To determine such consequences and implications it is necessary, first of all, to analyze what EURATOM is and how it acts, in addition to consider the situation of each of its Member States as to the utilization of nuclear energy. As well, it is necessary to explain the evolution and the present situation of nuclear development in Spain and in Portugal and their mutual relations in this field. In pursuit of such analysis we may determine the possible consequences of their access; this is made bearing in mind each of the aspects in which EURATOM acts, according to the Treaty and the ''acquis communitaire'', and dividing them into common consequences and individual ones for both countries. The whole exposition, which was studied and carried out from an exclusively technical point of view, has a result the deduction of the joint possibilities offered to Spain and Portugal to make use of EURATOM's availabilities and of the joint actions which both countries may achieve to benefit as much as possible from their access to EURATOM. (author)

  19. Safety of radioactive sources in Portugal

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    Ferro de Carvalho, A.

    2001-01-01

    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)

  20. Medicines Compliance and Reimbursement Level in Portugal.

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    Constantino Portela, Maria da Conceição; Campos Fernandes, Adalberto

    2015-01-01

    During a severe financial crisis, it is a priority to use scientific evidence to identify factors that enable therapeutic compliance by patients. This study aimed to evaluate a possible association between the number of patients who attended a medical appointment and had medicine prescribed and the number of these same patients who purchased the prescribed medicine and whether the level of reimbursement was a deciding factor. We perform a correlation analysis at primary care centers in Portugal, between 2010 and 2012 (n = 96). We found a moderate to high positive association, which is statistical significant, between the number of the patients with medicines dispensing and medicines reimbursement levels. The correlation coefficient varies from .5 to .63 ( P < .01). The compliance increases along with the increase in the reimbursement levels.

  1. Medicines Compliance and Reimbursement Level in Portugal

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    Maria da Conceição Constantino Portela

    2015-08-01

    Full Text Available During a severe financial crisis, it is a priority to use scientific evidence to identify factors that enable therapeutic compliance by patients. This study aimed to evaluate a possible association between the number of patients who attended a medical appointment and had medicine prescribed and the number of these same patients who purchased the prescribed medicine and whether the level of reimbursement was a deciding factor. We perform a correlation analysis at primary care centers in Portugal, between 2010 and 2012 (n = 96. We found a moderate to high positive association, which is statistical significant, between the number of the patients with medicines dispensing and medicines reimbursement levels. The correlation coefficient varies from .5 to .63 ( P < .01. The compliance increases along with the increase in the reimbursement levels.

  2. Financial Report on the Internet in Portugal

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    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.

  3. Scorodite stability in mine drainage : Northern Portugal

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    Alves, Raquel Cepeda; Gomes, C. Leal; Valente, Teresa Maria Fernandes

    2012-01-01

    Apresenta-se uma síntese de resultados procedentes de um programa alargado de reconhecimento de neoformações mineralógicas em rejeitos mineiros. Neste caso deu-se especial atenção às paragéneses secundárias em que a scorodite (FeAsO4·2H2O) é fase essencial, ocorrendo sob a forma de cristais isolados, agregados ou ainda em crustificações com diferentes estados de consolidação e níveis de compacidade. Foram selecionados espaços mineiros do N de Portugal, com depósitos hidrotermais de quar...

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

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    Ángel RIVERO RODRÍGUEZ

    2010-01-01

    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...

  5. Pelos caminhos da Museologia em Portugal

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    Manuel de Azevedo Antunes

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available A humanidade começou com a recoleção. Os mitos, as estórias e a história para lá remetem. Da recoleção à coleção passaram milénios. E milénios passaram também até à “Casa das Musas”. Tanto a ocidente como a oriente. Como milénios (já menos passaram até aos “Gabinetes de Curiosidades” ou às “Câmaras de Maravilhas”, para se chegar aos Museus oficiais, abertos ao público, só no século XIX, no Brasil antes que em Portugal. Isto serve de pretexto para introduzir os “Caminhos da Museologia em Portugal”, das suas origens aos nossos dias. Onde se mostra que Portugal não se manteve indiferente aos ventos museológicos, sob a influência do iluminismo e do enciclopedismo, no séc. XVIII; passando, depois, pelo liberalismo do séc. XIX, até finais da monarquia; entrando pela I República e ditadura do Estado Novo, até depois do 25 de Abril de 1974, onde se dá uma rotura museológica, com a proliferação de novos museus, por todo o país, sob os auspícios da Nova Museologia.

  6. Emprego flexível em Portugal

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    Kovács Ilona

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo, baseado nalguns dos resultados de um projecto de investigação em curso, tem por objectivo analisar a difusão do emprego flexível em Portugal e mostrar a sua diversidade. A difusão de formas flexíveis de emprego insere-se nos processos de reestruturação produtiva e flexibilização do mercado de trabalho no contexto da intensificação da concorrência na economia global. Recorrendo a dados estatísticos procede-se a uma análise da difusão e da evolução de algumas das formas mais relevantes de emprego flexível em Portugal, tais como o trabalho com contratos de duração determinada, o trabalho temporário, o trabalho independente e o trabalho a tempo parcial. Os trabalhadores com emprego flexível têm níveis de satisfação bastante inferiores aos dos trabalhadores com emprego estável. No entanto, o emprego flexível não abrange situações de emprego homogéneas, mas situações muito diversificadas que são apresentadas através de uma tipologia de situações de emprego flexível e uma tipologia de trajectórias profissionais.

  7. Portugal’s Laboratorio National de Engenharia Civil,

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    The civil engineering program of Portugal’s Laboratorio National de Engenharia Civil is described, with emphasis on recent trends within the Hydraulics Department’s coastal engineering unit.

  8. Desenvolvimento Social,Democracia e Culturas Criminosas na Região de Fronteira: O Caso de Coronel Sapucaia (Brasil e Capitan Bado (Paraguai

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    Aparecido Francisco dos Reis

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo examina as relações entre o desenvolvimento social, a democracia e as culturas ligadas à violência na região de fronteira entre o Brasil e o Paraguai. O tema é abordado de maneira compreensiva, pois se acredita que esses elementos interagem não apenas localmente, mas também em escalas nacionais e mundiais ainda não muito bem delineadas. No caso analisado, é possível identificar alguns tipos de culturas criminosas desde a violência doméstica, passando pelo narcotráfico e por suas relações com o Estado de Direito, demonstrando que as fronteiras entre o ilegal e o legal no estágio atual do jogo democrático constituem formas contemporâneas de entendimento das relações entre as redes sociais criminosas e o Estado-Nação.

  9. Avaliação comparativa de sistemas de saúde com a utilização de fronteiras estocásticas: Brasil e OCDE

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    Alexandre Marinho

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available Avaliamos a eficiência na provisão de serviços de saúde no Brasil, comparado com os países da Organização para Cooperação e Desenvolvimento Econômico (OCDE. Estimamos, em que medida, variáveis como: gasto per capita em saúde; esperança de vida ao nascer; e índice de sobrevivência infantil; servem de representação para um serviço de saúde eficiente, dado o gasto per capita com saúde. Foram geradas fronteiras de eficiência, calculadas em modelos de fronteiras estocásticas (stochastic frontiers , e os resultados, em termos relativos, não são totalmente desfavoráveis ao Brasil. Nosso país, a despeito dos indicadores de saúde desfavoráveis em relação aos países da amostra tem, em termos de eficiência técnica relativa, o melhor desempenho relativo em todos os anos da análise.

  10. La electricidad en las relaciones España-Portugal

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    Marín, Cayetano Espejo

    2012-01-01

    ELECTRICITY AND THE RELATIONS BETWEEN SPAIN AND PORTUGAL. From the early 1960s onwards, Spain and Portugal have maintained far-reaching programs for the exchange of electric power. These contacts have afforded, on the one hand, an increase in the security of electricity supply for both countries and, on the other, a better exploitation of their particular energy resources. The likely launching of the Iberian Electricity Market in April 2004 will lead to a new phase in the relations between Po...

  11. Serological evidence of West Nile virus circulation in Portugal

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    Barros, Sílvia C.; Ramos, Fernanda; Fagulha, Teresa; Duarte, Margarida; Henriques, Margarida; Luís, Tiago; Fevereiro, Miguel

    2011-01-01

    Abstract The circulation of West Nile virus in Portugal was assessed by serological surveys conducted during 2004-2010 in horses and birds. The detection of WNV antibodies in both species in all the years covered by the study as well as the presence of anti-WNV IgM in symptomatic horses that had not traveled outside the country, support the notion that WNV circulates in Portugal. correspondence: Corresponding author. (Fevereiro, Miguel) ...

  12. Nas fronteiras do "humano": os debates britânico e brasileiro sobre a pesquisa com embriões

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    Letícia da Nóbrega Cesarino

    2007-10-01

    Full Text Available Com o advento das técnicas de fertilização in vitro no final da década de 70, abriu-se um debate mundial sobre o estatuto do embrião produzido em laboratório, assim como sua manipulação experimental na pesquisa científica. O objetivo do artigo é analisar comparativamente dois destes debates no âmbito dos parlamentos britânico e brasileiro. O primeiro resultou na Human Fertilisation and Embriology Act de 1990, e o segundo, nas disposições da Lei de Biossegurança de 2005 relativas às células-tronco embrionárias. A análise, partindo da literatura antropológica sobre o tema, pretendeu demonstrar não só a abertura contemporânea das fronteiras do "humano" a uma negociação explicitamente política, como também os principais vetores que vêm conformando tais negociações no caso da pesquisa científica com embriões humanos.Following the arrival of in vitro fertilization techniques at the end of the seventies, a worldwide debate soon flourished on the status of the embryo produced within the laboratory and on its use in experimental scientific research. The purpose of this paper is to analyze and compare two of these debates as they unfolded in the British and Brazilian Parliaments. The former resulted in the 1990 Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act, while the latter led to the provisions of the 2005 Biosafety Law concerning embryonic stem cell research. Exploring the anthropological literature on the topic, the analysis aims to show not only the contemporary opening up of the borders of the 'human' to explicitly political forms of negotiation, but also the main vectors directing such negotiations in the case of scientific research using human embryos.

  13. UNIDADES GEOMORFOLÓGICAS DE PORTUGAL CONTINENTAL

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    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.

  14. Práticas de inclusão e exclusão como constituição de fronteiras = Constitution of boundaries as practices of inclusion and exclusion

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    Heite, Catrin

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Fronteiras têm significado simbólico e social, reproduzem desigualdade social através de adscrições moralizantes e geram inclusão ou exclusão de determinadas pessoas ou grupos. Fronteiras – ou a perspectiva analítica sobre elas – são relevantes para a Pedagogia Social porque informam sobre as concepções normativas da ordem social bem como sobre a participação sociopedagógica própria nelas. Ordens sociais normativas traçam fronteiras entre o ser afeito a crises e o dever ser ideal, e produzem realidades sociais. Através de relações fronteiriças assim constituídas entre realidade e possibilidade também é possível reconstruir empiricamente demarcações de fronteiras que geram inclusões e exclusões. Isso é tratado ilustrativamente no texto com relação à atuação prática da Pedagogia Social ao serem reconstituídas ordens sociais normativas de “boa” e de “mᔠparentalidade. Uma perspectiva analítica de fronteira torna perceptíveis (impossibilidades do ser (diferente como exclusões contingentes e normativamente plausibilizadas, e desvela construções sociopedagógicas da realidade juntamente com suas consequências como sendo passíveis de transformação

  15. Influência do controlo da vegetação herbácea sobre a conservação da água do solo em olivais no Alentejo

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    Alexandre, Carlos; Andrade, José; Afonso, Teresa

    2007-01-01

    As mobilizações de conservação em culturas arvenses são objecto de estudo em Portugal há mais de 20 anos mas, contrariamente ao que se verifica em Espanha, não existe ainda a mesma experiência na sua aplicação em olivais. O estudo de diferentes alternativas de mobilizações de conservação visa um controlo eficaz da vegetação herbácea e arbustiva, bem como uma melhor conservação do solo e da água. O controlo da água disponível no solo, sendo importante para a condução de qualquer olival, tem es...

  16. Identity Reconfiguration of Immigrants in Portugal

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    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.

  17. Cultural and Creative tourism in Portugal

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    Rui Carvalho

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Un nuevo paradigma en la industria turística está cambiando el significado de la cultura y sus usos de forma a promocionar productos o experiencias y destinos otros. Las cuestiones que ponemos son las siguientes: ¿Cuál es la importancia del turismo creativo en un destino turístico y cuáles serán las consecuencias para su organización? La metodología seguida se basó en una revisión de la literatura relativa al objeto de investigación, estudio de caso, análisis de datos, análisis de contenido, toma de muestras, “bola de nieve”, encuestas y observación participante. Este artículo analiza cómo el evento Festival MED en Loulé, Algarve ha mejorado la economía local, ha resuelto problemas urbanos en el centro histórico (área del evento y ayudó a diferenciar la oferta turística en el destino turístico maduro, en el Algarve, Portugal.

  18. A SECURITIZAÇÃO DA COOPERAÇÃO PARA O CONTROLE DE FRONTEIRAS DA UNIÃO EUROPÉIA

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    Luciano Vaz Ferreira

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Resumo: Frente ao medo de fragmentação, que poderia conduzir a uma nova guerra, a Europa implementou um intenso processo de integração, que culminou na formação da União Européia, uma organização supranacional. A redução das barreiras econômicas e políticas que permitiram a integração européia e a formação de uma identidade comum, também direcionaram a política comunitária para o controle das fronteiras externas. Nesse cenário, a imigração ilegal é encarada como uma ameaça à integração européia, passando a ser tratada pelos mecanismos de segurança. O presente artigo tem como objetivo estudar o processo de securitização do controle de fronteiras na União Européia, especialmente quanto à evolução das instituições comunitárias e a criação de uma agência européia de controle de fronteiras, a FRONTEX. Como método, optou-se por revisão bibliográfica de material produzido por autores europeus. A base teórica será o trabalho de Buzan e Waever sobre “Complexos Regionais de Segurança” (Regions and Powers: The Structure of International Security. Abstract: Due to fear of fragmentation that could lead to a new war, Europe has implemented an intensive integration process, which culminated in the formation of the European Union, a supranational organization. The reduction of economic and political barriers that have allowed the european integration and the formation of a common identity, also directed the community policy for the control of external borders. In this scenario, illegal immigration is seen as a threat to european integration, starting to be handled by security mechanisms. This article aims to study the process of securitization of border control in the European Union, especially regarding the evolution of the community institutions and the creation of a european border control agency, the FRONTEX. As a method, we chose literature review of material produced by european authors. The

  19. Desenvolvimento da Vigilância Epidemiológica de Fronteira no contexto da Globalização: conceitos e marcos teóricos.

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    Robson BRUNIERA-OLIVEIRA

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo. Apresentar e analisar as ações desenvolvidas para a implementação e desenvolvimento de Vigilância Epidemiológica de Fronteiras, nos Blocos Econômicos Multinacionais, particularmente na América do Sul e Brasil. Metodologia. Foi realizado um estudo de revisão narrativa incluindo artigos científicos, documentos técnicos, diretrizes, normas, manuais, pautas de reuniões ou qualquer outro documento que fosse relacionado ao desenvolvimento e implementação de ações e programas de Vigilância Epidemiológica em Fronteiras. O estudo foi baseado nos sites das instituições/organizações multinacionais e nas bases MedLine, PubMed, Scielo e Scopus. Resultados. Foram identificados a criação de órgãos e ações no intuito de implementar e desenvolver a vigilância epidemiológica de fronteiras para os seguintes blocos: União Europeia (Health Security Committee, European Center for Disease Prevention and Control, Sistema de alerta rápido e resposta, General Rapid Alert System e Rede de Monitoramento Ad Hoc; Tratado Norte-Americano de Livre Comércio (Border Infectious Disease Surveillance, “Projeto de Vigilância e Alerta Rápido de Doenças Infeciosas” ; Mercado Comum do Sul ( Reunião de Ministros da Saúde do Mercosul, Subgrupo de Trabalho 11 Saúde e Subcomissão Controle Sanitário de Portos, Aeroportos, Terminais e Passos Fronteiriços Terrestres; e União de Nações Sul-Americanas. Conclusões. Os programas e politicas desenvolvidos até o momento refletem o reconhecimento da importância do assunto por parte dos Estados Membros da OMS. Uma maior integração, com troca de informações, incluindo fluxos, frameworks, planos de preparação e o fortalecimento de áreas estratégicas como de energia e transporte deve ser incentivada intra e inter blocos.

  20. O legítimo em disputa: As fronteiras do “mundo do crime” nas periferias de São Paulo

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    Gabriel de Santis Feltran

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    Full Text Available Este artigo examina as fronteiras que circunscrevem o “mundo do crime” (conjunto de códigos e sociabilidades que se estabelecem, no âmbito local, em torno dos negócios ilícitos do narcotráfico, de roubos e furtos nas periferias de São Paulo. Trata-se de percorrer a narrativa de um jovem morador dessas áreas, que atravessa diversas vezes estas fronteiras, nos dois sentidos. Estudando seus circuitos, e tendo como base um trabalho etnográfico realizado entre 2005 e 2007, argumento que a compreensão da emergência desse “mundo do crime” remete a, no mínimo, três décadas de crise e deslocamento em esferas externas a ele, como o trabalho, a família e a religião, que associadas de modo específico estruturavam a promessa de mobilidade social nessas periferias. Procuro então verificar como este “mundo do crime”, cujas fronteiras se expandem, passa a disputar espaço nas esferas na definição do que é e do que não é socialmente legítimo. The article The legitimate in question: The boundaries of the “world of crime” in poor neighborhoods of Sao Paulo examines the limits of the “world of crime” (the set of codes and sociability elements locally established around illicit business of drug dealing, robbery and burglary in poor peripheric areas of Sao Paulo, Brazil. Based on ethnographic fieldwork, it studies the story of a young man who lived in the suburbs and crossed these boundaries several times, in both directions. It also argues that the emergence of this “world of crime” refers to at least three decades of crisis and displacement in the spheres of work, family and religion, which together structured the promise of social mobility for the people that, since the 1960’s, occupied these neighborhoods. Finally, It suggests that the “expansion of the criminal world” in Sao Paulo implies in a dispute on the definition of social legitimacy.

  1. Sonhos que cruzam fronteiras: sentidos construídos a partir do processo migratório Dreams that cross borders: senses constructed from the migration process

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    Elizara Carolina Marin

    2010-08-01

    Full Text Available Este capítulo tem como objetivo desenhar um panorama sobre as vidas que cruzam fronteiras no que tange aos sonhos, antes e pós-migração, a partir da análise de relatos de migrantes de Porto Alegre e de Barcelona. Busca-se compreender a vida em trânsito e o projeto de retorno no processo migratório.This chapter aims to provide a picture of the lives that cross borders when it comes to dreams, before and after migration, from the analysis of reports provided by migrants from Porto Alegre and Barcelona. The objective is to comprehend the life in transit and the return project within the migration process.

  2. Ocorrência de Limnoperna fortunei (Mollusca, Mytilidae, no rio Uruguai, município de Uruguaiana, Fronteira Oeste do Rio Grande do Sul, Pampa Brasileiro

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    Marcus Morini Querol

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available http://dx.doi.org/10.5007/2175-7925.2013v26n3p249 O presente trabalho registra a ocorrência do mexilhão dourado Limnoperna fortunei (Dunker, 1857 em ambiente natural no município de Uruguaiana, Fronteira Oeste do Rio Grande do Sul, Pampa Brasileiro. Os aglomerados da espécie foram detectados, fotografados e coletados na margem esquerda do rio Uruguai, em território brasileiro, em dois locais distintos, sendo o primeiro próximo a Ponte Internacional Getúlio Vargas - Agustín Justo, que faz divisa entre as cidades de Uruguaiana/Brasil e Paso de Los Libres/Argentina e o segundo próximo à foz do arroio Salso, afluente do rio Uruguai. Os animais foram capturados e levados para laboratório onde foram identificados e armazenados.

  3. José Lezama Lima e a busca da identidade insular: Uma reflexão sobre a fronteira imagínaria.

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    Vilma L. da Fonseca

    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available O estudo das ilhas já foi, pioneiramente, interesse dos cientistas naturais e dos geógrafos, passando para o campo dos estudos antropológicos e históricos devido à sua especificidade espacial. Cada área de conhecimento buscou compreender espécies de seres vivos e seu comportamento no mundo insular por um lado protegido pelas fronteiras limitadas da água e por outro, ameaçado pela restrição de seu habitat. Através da literatura de um homem insular, José Lezama Lima, buscamos fazer algumas análises de sua convivência com o espaço da ilha e sua identidade cultural.

  4. Os egressos do Programa Ciência sem Fronteiras pela percepção dos seus professores

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    Paulo Roberto Sehnem

    2018-01-01

    Full Text Available This work is in line with Hudzig’s assertion that “internationalization demands assessment’. It assumes as its object of study the Science Without Borders Program (CsF, due to the fact that it is the largest initiative of mobility at the undergraduate level in Brazil. The Program is what we classify as an example of the internationalization process of universities. The proposal of the article is to assess whether the motivations that lead students to seek mobility are perceived at the end of this experiment by their teachers. To this end, the following research question is pursued: what are the contributions achieved by CsF graduates in the perception of their teachers? The survey sample consists of eight professors of the Production Engineering Course of the Federal University of Santa Catarina. The subjects were selected by the criteria of previous and subsequent contact among students and teachers. This methodological procedure was taken because the prior and further knowledge of the students would make the teachers more sensitive to changes in behavior and statements of contributions resulting from the Mobility Program. Data analysis pointed out that the student mobility period allows the achievement of academic contributions, such as the sociocultural, the linguistic, the professional and the individual ones. It also allows us to state that there is a direct relationship between the achievement of contributions and intercultural communicative competence skills. O presente trabalho se alinha à defesa de Hudzig de que “internacionalização demanda avaliação” e toma o Programa Ciência sem Fronteiras (CsF como seu objeto de estudo, por se tratar da maior iniciativa de mobilidade em nível de graduação do Brasil. O referido programa representa o que podemos classifcar como exemplo de materialização do processo de internacionalização das universidades. A proposta é avaliar se as motivações que levam alunos a buscarem a

  5. Animais gordos e a dissolução da fronteira entre as espécies

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    Don Kulick

    2009-10-01

    Full Text Available Animais de estimação gordos costumavam ser, para muitas pessoas, engraçados e adoráveis; para algumas, os animaizinhos gordos (especialmente gatos ainda o são: os quadrinhos de Garfield, sobre um gato acima do peso e preguiçoso, venderam bem; há sites e livros dedicados a exaltar a beleza e o encanto dos gatos gordos; e crianças anglófonas são socializadas por meio de livros de leitura fonológicos com títulos como Fat cat on a mat, associando o prazer de ler à fofura de animais de estimação rechonchudos. Tudo isto, no entanto, está mudando. Testemunhamos a transformação da obesidade de animais de estimação de fenômeno trivial ou preferência estética idiossincrática em problema social. Este vem mobilizando os meios de comunicação de massa, a opinião pública e ampla variedade de especialistas, além da intervenção de aparatos de Estado, como os tribunais e a polícia. Este artigo discute as maneiras pelas quais a obesidade ultrapassou a fronteira das espécies. Revisa as provas divulgadas para justificar as cada vez mais comuns - e cada vez mais estridentes - alegações de que estamos em meio a uma "epidemia" de obesidade de animais de estimação (algumas das quais afirmando que os animais de estimação acima do peso chegam a 60% do total, discute a fonte e avalia a credibilidade desta informação. Examina como a obesidade animal é apresentada na mídia por organizações de caridade, como Pet Club UK ou a RSPCA. E oferece reflexões sobre o que a preocupação corrente em relação à obesidade dos animais de estimação pode nos dizer a respeito das dimensões sociais, culturais, médicas, históricas, econômicas, emocionais e subjetivas da obesidade de maneira geral.For many people, fat pets used to be cute, funny and adorable, and for some people fat pets (especially fat cats still are: the Garfield comics, about an overweight, lazy cat, sell well, there are websites and books devoted to extolling the beauty

  6. FRONTEIRA AGRÍCOLA E A ANÁLISE DA ESTRUTURA DA PAISAGEM NA BACIA DO RIO PRETO - OESTE DA BAHIA

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    Crisliane Aparecida Pereira Santos

    2016-05-01

    Full Text Available Em áreas de Cerrado a expansão da fronteira agrícola tem sido a principal causa de fragmentação da paisagem. Este artigo tem como objetivo analisar a estrutura espacial da paisagem da bacia hidrográfica do Rio preto, por meio da construção de um índice de qualidade estrutural da paisagem, ao longo destes trinta anos de ocupação. Para a determinação do estado da fragmentação dos remanescentes naturais, avaliou-se previamente o padrão de uso e ocupação do solo na bacia durante o período de 1980 a 2010, e em seguida determinou-se as métricas da paisagem por meio da extensão Path Analyst 5.0, que por seguinte, serviu de base para construção de um modelo de qualidade ambiental da paisagem, o IQEP. Os resultados mostraram que o processo da fronteira agrícola no Oeste da Bahia, a partir de 1985, provocou significativas mudanças na estrutura da paisagem ao longo do tempo e do espaço. As sub-bacias Baixo Curso e Rio Sapão apresentaram forte correlação positiva com TCAI, TCA, PSSD, MPS e CA, ou seja, consideradas de melhor qualidade estrutural. Já as sub-bacias Rio Riachão e Rio do Ouro apresentaram significativo comprometimento do padrão estrutural mediante a redução do IQEP, com susceptibilidade à fragmentação da paisagem, em função da maior contribuição do efeito da borda sob a área central do fragmento.

  7. Território, territorialidade e fronteira: o problema dos limites municipais e seus desdobramentos em Belém/PA

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    Marlon Lima da Silva

    2016-10-01

    Full Text Available Resumo O trabalho versa sobre o problema dos limites municipais à luz dos conceitos de território, territorialidade e fronteira. Mostra-se que imprecisões e inadequações nas leis, no que se refere ao estabelecimento dos limites fronteiriços de Belém, no Estado do Pará, com outros municípios, têm resultado em conflitos de mapas, de gestão pública, além da divisão de ocupações/conjuntos habitacionais, causando uma série de problemas aos gestores municipais e, principalmente, aos moradores das áreas em conflito. Ao analisar estudos realizados pelos poderes públicos com o objetivo de redefinir os limites, revela-se que tais pesquisas são incompletas e falham por não considerarem aspectos relativos às territorialidades dos grupos envolvidos na questão. Partindo-se do princípio que a definição de limites territoriais é muito mais do que uma questão de técnica de cartografia, embora esta seja importante, defende-se que a proposição de novos limites municipais deve considerar os conceitos de território, territorialidade e fronteira, além de ser apresentada a metodologia desenvolvida pelos autores deste artigo, que são técnicos da Companhia de Desenvolvimento e Administração da Área Metropolitana de Belém.

  8. CONFLITOS E TRAUMAS NO RENASCIMENTO EM PORTUGAL

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    Nair Castro Soares

    2016-04-01

    Full Text Available Num século em que a abertura à modernidade trouxe um ardor renovado pelos ideais da Antiguidade Clássica, assimilados aos valores do Cristianismo – raízes da Civilização do Ocidental –,consuma-se a perda de Constantinopla e assiste-se ao crescente domínio turco e à defesa concertada contra o seu avanço; à grande gesta dos Descobrimentos, com as inevitáveis guerras de conquista; à Reforma protestante e às guerras de religião, qual Hidra de Lerna, no dizer de Erasmo; aos conflitos armados entre príncipes cristãos, que Camões interpela no Canto VII de Os Lusíadas.A Reforma de Lutero, Calvino, Henrique VIII fragmentaram a inconsútil túnica de Cristo e puseram fim à unidade da Respublica Christiana, que se tornou em Ocidente dos Estados. Marcantes nesta época foram o pragmatismo político de Maquiavel; o papel da ciência juridica, na definição do direito internacional e do direito dos povos.Em Portugal, muitos foram os conflitos decorrentes da política de expansão e da acção dos sucessivos monarcas, desde os inícios da Segunda Dinastia ao reinado de D. Sebastião: exílios, perseguições, sobretudo a partir da introdução da Inquisição (1536, desastres naturais e, enfim, a perda da independência, a marcar o ocaso do Século de Ouro. 

  9. Ten years of hospital admissions for liver cirrhosis in Portugal.

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    Silva, Mário J; Rosa, Matilde V; Nogueira, Paulo J; Calinas, Filipe

    2015-11-01

    More data on epidemiology of liver diseases in Europe are needed. We aimed to characterize hospital admissions for liver cirrhosis in Portugal during the past decade. We analyzed all hospital admissions for cirrhosis in Portugal Mainland between 2003 and 2012 registered in the national Diagnosis-Related Group database. Cirrhosis was classified according to etiology considering alcohol, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C. Between 2003 and 2012, there were 63,910 admissions for cirrhosis in Portugal Mainland; 74.4% involved male patients. Etiologies of admitted cirrhosis were as follows: 76.0% alcoholic, 1.1% hepatitis B, 1.4% hepatitis B plus alcohol, 3.6% hepatitis C, and 4.0% hepatitis C plus alcohol. There was a significant decline (PPortugal was essentially attributable to alcoholic liver disease.

  10. Census Model Transition: Contributions to its Implementation in Portugal

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    Dias Carlos A.

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available Given the high cost and complexity of traditional censuses, some countries have started to change the census process. Following this trend, Portugal is also evaluating a new census model as an alternative to an exhaustive collection of all statistical units. The main motivations for the implementation of this census model transition in Portugal are related to the decrease in statistical burden on citizens, improvements in the frequency of outputs, and the reduction of collection costs associated with census operations. This article seeks to systematise and critically review all alternatives to the traditional census methodologies, presenting their advantages and disadvantages and the countries that use them. As a result of the comparison, we conclude that the methods that best meet these objectives are those that use administrative data, either in whole or in part. We also present and discuss the results of an inventory and evaluation of administrative registers in Portugal with the potential to produce statistical census information.

  11. Crustal structure beneath Portugal from teleseismic Rayleigh Wave Ellipticity

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    Attanayake, Januka; Ferreira, Ana M. G.; Berbellini, Andrea; Morelli, Andrea

    2017-08-01

    Up until now, Portugal lacked a countrywide shear velocity model sampling short length-scale crustal structure, which limits interpretations of seismicity and tectonics, and predictions of strong ground motion. In turn, such interpretations and predictions are important to help mitigate risk of destruction from future large on- and offshore earthquakes similar to those that Portugal has experienced in the past (e.g. the Mw 8.5-8.7 tsunamigenic event in 1755). In this study, we measured teleseismic Rayleigh Wave Ellipticity (RWE) from 33 permanent and temporary seismic stations in Portugal with wave periods between 15 s and 60 s, and inverted it for 1-D models of shear wave velocity (Vs) structure beneath each station using a fully non-linear Monte Carlo method. Because RWE is strongly sensitive to the uppermost few kilometres of the crust, both RWE measurements and Vs models are spatially correlated with surface geology in Portugal. For instance, we find that sedimentary basins produced by rifting that had begun in the Mesozoic such as the Lusitanian Basin (LB) and the Lower Tagus-Sado Basin (LTSB) are characterised by higher RWE (lower Vs). Interestingly, we observe similar RWE (and Vs) values in the interior of the Central Iberian Zone (CIZ), which is a metamorphic belt of Paleozoic age. Together with reduced crustal thickness previously estimated for the same parts of the CIZ, this suggests that the CIZ might have experienced an episode of extension possibly simultaneous to Mesozoic rifting. The Galicia-Tras-os-Montes-Zone (GTMZ) that has undergone polyphased deformation since the Paleozoic is characterised by the lowest RWE (highest Vs) in Portugal. Ossa Morena Zone and the South Portuguese Zone exhibit intermediate Vs values when compared to that of basins and the GTMZ. Our crustal Vs model can be used to provide new insights into the tectonics, seismicity and strong ground motion in Portugal.

  12. Políticas para Fronteira, História e Identidade: a luta simbólica nos processos de demarcação de terras indígenas Terena

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    Andrey Cordeiro Ferreira

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    Full Text Available Este artigo analisa a problemática da fronteira a partir do estudo da situação dos índios Terena no Mato Grosso do Sul, localizados em aldeias de uma região de fronteira internacional. Pretendemos apresentar algumas reflexões teóricas sobre essas lutas simbólicas e também o processo de desenvolvimento da fronteira e seus efeitos sobre as sociedades indígenas. Pretendemos realizar dois movimentos analíticos: 1. a análise da luta simbólica que perpassa os processos judiciais desencadeados por conflitos territoriais entre os índios Terena e os produtores rurais, mostrando como a ideia de fronteira é ativada na construção de mecanismos políticos de exclusão e (deslegitimação de grupos étnicos; 2. a análise das políticas de Estado para a fronteira, as dinâmicas territoriais e sua confrontação com as políticas simbólicas indígenas nas diferentes situações locais na fronteira, que igualmente integram a luta simbólica por identidades reconhecidas como legítimas e territórios.This article analyzes the issue of the border based on a study of the experiences of the Terena indigenous people in Mato Grosso do Sul, living in villages situated in an international border region. I present a number of theoretical reflections on these symbolic conflicts, the border development process and its effects on indigenous societies. The article contains two analytic movements: 1. an analysis of the symbolic conflict permeating the legal processes linked to the territorial conflicts between the Terena and rural producers, showing how the idea of the border is activated in the construction of political mechanisms for excluding and (delegitimizing ethnic groups; 2. an analysis of the State's border policies, the territorial dynamics and its confrontation with the indigenous symbolic policies in the different local situations on the border, which also form part of the symbolic fight for recognition of the legitimacy of indigenous identities

  13. Renewable energy cooperative in Portugal: electricity retailing supply process

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    Dias, Nelson André Galvão Ferreira

    2014-01-01

    Tese de mestrado integrado em Engenharia da Energia e do Ambiente, apresentada à Universidade de Lisboa, através da Faculdade de Ciências, 2014 Em colaboração com a Coopérnico, a primeira cooperativa de energias renováveis em Portugal, este trabalho propõe-se a estudar o papel que as cooperativas de energias renováveis podem vir a ter no futuro do mercado liberalizado, na Europa e em Portugal. Para além disso, com base na análise da experiência partilhada por vários cooperativas europeias ...

  14. A Igreja Universal do Reino de Deus: ação social além-fronteiras

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    Nina Rosas

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available This paper is an original exercise of exploring some of the social actions of the Universal Church of the Kingdom of God (UCKG in Namibia, South Africa, Angola, Mozambique and Portugal. Taking into consideration the contingences of each region, the UCKG tries to make and link new faithful through the social action organized mainly by organizations such as Sisterhood and Woman in Action, and by the Associação Beneficente Cristã, which has been already closed in Brazil. On the one hand, the church establishes partnerships with governmental institutions in order to promote itself as a social welfare organization. On the other hand, the sisterhoods offer promises of emotional success and social reconstruction. These programs encourage women to be committed to the church routine and to discipline themselves. The resulting achievement is a vehicle of empowerment and transformation. The ethnographic material is composed of articles and stories collected from newspapers, journals, magazines, websites and blogs created by the church and that register social actions of the UCKG during 2009 and 2010.

  15. "Esse negócio é a minha vida": lógicas simbólicas de consumo e sociabilidade no comércio informal de fronteira

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    Hoff, Raquel Daisy França

    2009-01-01

    Esta pesquisa consiste em uma análise antropológica das interações sociais presentes nas relações de consumo ligadas ao comércio informal de fronteira. A partir de uma perspectiva etnográfica, a investigação acompanha os praticantes de comércio informal na interação social desenvolvida nas viagens realizadas aos países de fronteira, especificamente Uruguai e Paraguai. Objetivando a compreensão das lógicas simbólicas de consumo e da sociabilidade presentes no fenômeno, o estudo perpassa, além ...

  16. O reordenamento político e cultural do povo kokama : a reconquista da língua e do território além das fronteiras entre o Brasil e o Peru

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    Rubim, Altaci Corrêa

    2016-01-01

    O conteúdo desta tese se insere na linha de pesquisa de Política Linguística, desenvolvida no Centro de Estudos Lexicais e Terminológicos (Centro Lexterm), da Universidade de Brasília (UnB). O objeto de estudo é a língua Kokama. A meta da pesquisa é apresentar o reordenamento político e cultural do povo Kokama: a reconquista da língua e do território além das fronteiras entre o Brasil e o Peru. O campo empírico é o povo Kokama além das fronteiras. Nesse reordenamento, os agentes sociais se re...

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

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    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

  18. Rupicapra rupicapra (Mammalia) in the late pleistocene of Portugal

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    Cardoso, João Luís; Antunes, M. Telles

    1989-01-01

    A presença do género Rupicapra é demonstrada pela primeira vez em Portugal, com base em restos, dentários e do esqueleto, provenientes do Plistocénico superior (Solutrense) da gruta das Salemas. O material fóssil pode ser atribuído a subespécie Rupicapra rupicapra pyrenaica.

  19. Syphilis hospitalisations in Portugal over the last decade.

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    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.

  20. Early Intervention in Portugal: Family Support and Benefits

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    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.…

  1. Pests of Blueberries on Sao Miguel, Azores, Portugal

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    In February and March 2006, two plots of 154 plants of two southern high bush blueberries cultivars, Vaccinium corymbosum cv. ‘Emerald’ and ‘Jewel,’ a rabbiteye cultivar, V. virgatum cv. ‘Spring High,’ were planted in two locations on São Miguel Island, Açores, Portugal. One plot was planted near t...

  2. PSYCHOSOCIAL REHABILITATION IN ASSISTED HOUSING IN BRAZIL AND PORTUGAL

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    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo de esta investigación es analizar cómo las Casas Terapéuticas para los usuarios con trastornos mentales en los municipios de Miranda do Corvo-Portugal y Volta Redonda-Brasil contribuyen a la rehabilitación psicosocial de las personas con sufrimiento mental. Estudio de perspectiva histórica, cuyas fuentes históricas fueron leyes, resoluciones e informes oficiales y declaraciones de enfermeras, psicólogos y trabajadores sociales. Se encontró que en ambos municipios la intención es la desinstitucionalización de las personas con sufrimiento mental, en Miranda do Corvo-Portugal la gestión financiera y administrativa es responsabilidad de una fundación y, en Volta Redonda-Brasil esta gestión es auspiciada por el ejecutivo municipal, además de observar en Miranda del Corvo-Portugal la adopción de medidas disciplinarias en función de exceso de los usuarios. Se concluye que la crisis económica en Portugal ha interferido con la política de expansión de las Casas Terapéuticas en cuanto al número de usuarios que no permite la intervención más individualizada.

  3. Participation in Lifelong Learning in Portugal and the UK

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    Ingham, Hilary; Ingham, Mike; Afonso, José Adelino

    2017-01-01

    Lifelong learning is a long-standing European Union priority, with an emphasis on the need for it to be pursued by all, but particularly those at the risk of exclusion. This study explores participation in Portugal and the UK, countries at opposite ends of the European adult learning spectrum with markedly different contexts. Analysis reveals that…

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

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    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.

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

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    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

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

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    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…

  7. Education, State, and Society in Portugal, 1926-1981.

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    Stoer, Stephen R.; Dale, Roger

    1987-01-01

    Examines the relationship between the state and education in Portugal during periods of modernization, dictatorship, revolution, and democratization from 1926-81. Discusses the role of education, problems faced by education and other ideological systems, and the relationship between education and national development in each historical period. (SV)

  8. Recommendations on future driving instructor standards in Portugal

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    Robertsen, Rolf

    2009-01-01

    The recommendations on future driving instructor standards in Portugal are mainly based on experiences from the Norwegian model for driving instructor education; its organisational structure, topics and objectives, taking into consideration our knowledge and information on the existing Portuguese system for driving instructor education and training. Therefore introductorily a brief overview of the Norwegian Driving Instructor Education and driving licence system.

  9. LIS Education in Portugal between Academia and Practice

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    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).…

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

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    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…

  11. Legal aid for victims in criminal proceedings in Portugal

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    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).

  12. Factors Affecting Students' Choice of Science and Engineering in Portugal.

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    de Almeida, Maria Jose B. M.; Leite, Maria Salete S. C. P.; Woolnough, Brian E.

    This paper presents the results of a study undertaken in Portugal to determine the influence of different factors on students' (n=499) decisions to study or refuse to study in one of the physical sciences or engineering. Some influencing factors are related to what goes on in school and during science lessons, and other factors are related to the…

  13. Pension Challenges in the Future in Denmark and Portugal

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    2013-01-01

    Valg af materiale/medie/form: Discussion and comparison of the pension challenges facing Denmarlk and Portugal in 2013 Valg af arbejdsform: Erasmus Teacher Exchange Programme Begrundelse for valg af materiale/medie/form/arbejdsform: Presentation to International Class in Business or Finance studies...

  14. Two new Tegenaria species (Araneae: Agelenidae) from Portugal

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    Bolzern, Angelo; Crespo, Luís; Bondoso Cardoso, Pedro Miguel

    2009-01-01

    The genera complex Tegenaria/Malthonica is a problematic spider group of the family Agelenidae. Besides taxonomical problems, new European species are described on a regular basis. Here two species from Portugal, Tegenaria barrientosi sp. n. and Tegenaria incognita sp. n., are described. Both...

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

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    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. Contagious equine metritis in Portugal: A retrospective report of the ...

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    Contagious equine metritis (CEM), a highly contagious bacterial venereal infection of equids, caused by Taylorella equigenitalis, is of major international concern, causing short-term infertility in mares. Portugal has a long tradition of horse breeding and exportation and until recently was considered CEM-free. However, in ...

  17. Mapping the networks of cancer research in Portugal: first results

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    Bras, O.R.; Cointet, J.P.; Nunes, J.A.; David, L.; Cambrosio, A.

    2016-07-01

    Social studies of cancer research at the international level have contributed to a better understanding of the developmental dynamics – both organizational and epistemic – of this field (Keating & Cambrosio, 2012). In contrast, despite its robust development, oncology research in Portugal has been the subject of only few studies. Most of them have a strong focus on the first half of the 20th century (Raposo, 2004; Costa, 2010, 2012a; 2012b), while a few focus on more contemporary events (Nunes, 2001). Consequently, we do not have a clear picture of recent trends in oncology research in Portugal, and how it integrates into the international landscape. This hinders public accountability of oncology research while also limiting the analysis of how this research relates to health care delivery, health outcomes, and health policy formulations. This paper presents the first results of an ongoing research project on the organizational and epistemic development of oncology research in Portugal, covering the period from the end of the 20th century to 2015. Among other issues, we intend to explore the extent to which oncology research in Portugal mirrors the international dynamics at a smaller scale, and the extent to which it presents features of its own. The study draws upon computer-based analysis of publications using the platform CorText (http://www.cortext.net/) of IFRIS (Institut Francilien Recherche, Innovation, Société), along with interviews with Portuguese oncologists and related practitioners. (Author)

  18. Conurbação Transfronteiriça e o Turismo na Tríplice Fronteira: Foz Do Iguaçu (Br, Ciudad Del Este (Py e Puerto Iguazú(Ar

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    Full Text Available 800x600 O artigo objetiva apresentar o desenvolvimento urbano e o turismo na Tríplice Fronteira de Foz do Iguaçu (BR, Ciudad del O artigo objetiva apresentar o desenvolvimento urbano e o turismo na Tríplice Fronteira de Foz do Iguaçu (BR, Ciudad del Este (PY e Puerto Iguazú (AR e as relações sistêmicas - socioambientais, culturais e econômicas -  que fazem as Territorialidades Transfronteiriças em Iguassu. Inicia-se com o pensamento e constituição das fronteiras políticas, apontando para as relações transfronteiriças. Enfoca a criação e o desenvolvimento dos Parques Nacionais do Iguaçu, na fronteira do Brasil e da Argentina; a instalação do Turismo como missão da Usina Hidrelétrica de Itaipu; e a organização de novos atrativos turísticos. Conurbation Border and Tourism in Triple Frontier: Foz do Iguaçu (Br, Ciudad Del Este (Py e Puerto Iguazú (Ar - The paper aims to present urban and tourist development in the Triple Frontier of Foz do Iguaçu (BR, Ciudad del Este (PY and Puerto Iguazú (RA and systemic relations - environmental, cultural and economic - that performe Transboundary Territorialities in Iguassu. The paper presents the constitution of political boundaries, pointing to cross-border relations. Focuses on the creation and implantation of the National Parks of Iguazu on the border of Brazil and Argentina; the installation of Tourism as a mission of Itaipu Hydroelectric Power Plant, and the organization of local new tourist attractions.  Normal 0 21 false false false PT-BR X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4

  19. [Hepatitis B genotype distribution in Portugal and worldwide].

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    Mota, Ana; Areias, Jorge; Cardoso, Margarida Fonseca

    2011-01-01

    Infection with Hepatitis B is a public health problem worldwide. In Portugal, around 1% of the population is chronically infected. Some genotypes are only predominant in some geographical regions; however migration around the world can lead to the dissemination of the different genotypes. The heterogeneity of hepatitis B genotypes seems to be related to differences in clinical evolution of the infection and response to antiviral treatment. The present study was designed to review the worldwide geographical distribution of Hepatitis B genotypes, and to analyze the possible relationships with the distribution of genotypes in Portugal. Studies of interest were identified by search on indexed journals. Search of Portuguese information was extended to conference proceedings in the areas of Virology and Hepatology. In Asia genotypes B and C were prevalent; in the North of Africa the genotype D was prevalent, and in the East Coast genotype E was predominant. In the American continent the most predominant genotypes were A, D, F, G and H. In South America, Venezuela and Argentina showed a high prevalence of genotype F, in Brazil genotype A was prevalent. In Europe, including Portugal, genotypes A and D were predominant. In Portugal genotypes C, E and F were observed in Portuguese patients and in immigrant patients. The pattern of global migration affects the pattern of genotype distribution, introducing genotypes in regions where the clinical outcome can differ from the population of origin. The genotypic distribution found in Portugal seems to be associated not just with being a European country, but also with immigration from Africa, Brazil, Eastern Europe, and Asian countries like China. The study of the hepatitis B genotypic distribution should be extended to all regions in Portugal, namely Lisbon where the immigration levels are higher, as well as to the autonomous regions of Portugal, the Azores and Madeira islands. The relationship between hepatitis B genotypes and

  20. Inglês Sem Fronteiras: uma mirada ao contexto de prática pelo prisma da formação de professores a partir do trabalho docente

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    Simone Sarmento

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available http://dx.doi.org/10.5007/2175-8026.2015v68n1p47 O Programa Inglês sem Fronteiras (agora Idiomas sem Fronteiras - IsF é uma política pública que foi primeiramente pensada para oferecer cursos de inglês de modo a capacitar os estudantes elegíveis ao Ciência sem Fronteiras a estudarem em universidades estrangeiras. Entretanto, na prática, há um número de outras implicações, ou efeitos, que são visíveis para todos os seus participantes, sendo a formação de professores de língua inglesa umas das principais, pois grande parte dos professores bolsistas do Programa são alunos de licenciatura em Letras. Neste artigo, enfocamos o Núcleo de Língua Inglesa (NucLi do IsF-UFRGS, do qual 12 professores foram submetidos a um questionário online feito através do Google Forms. Os dados, embora preliminares, mostram que o IsF apresenta-se como um palco para o desenvolvimento de professores com o potencial de integrar relexão teórica e prática a partir de experiências concretas vivenciadas no trabalho docente.

  1. AIDS e doenças oportunistas transmissíveis na faixa de fronteira Brasileira AIDS and transmissible opportunistic diseases in the Brazilian border area

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    Antonio Luiz Rodrigues-Júnior

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available INTRODUÇÃO: A transmissão do HIV e de outras doenças transmissíveis, de pessoa a pessoa, pode ser associada à mobilidade humana. Este trabalho avaliou a incidência de doenças oportunistas transmissíveis entre os casos de AIDS, nos municípios da faixa de fronteira brasileira. MÉTODOS: Os municípios da faixa de fronteira brasileira foram agrupados em três regiões culturais; foram consideradas as notificações feitas ao Ministério da Saúde, entre 1990 e 2003, que tenham sido feitas com os critérios de definição CDC adaptado, Rio de Janeiro/Caracas e óbito; as doenças oportunistas detectadas foram agrupadas de acordo com o tipo de transmissão: 1 inalação do agente; 2 ingestão de água/alimento contaminado e 3 contato interpessoal. A análise descritiva considerou regiões culturais, anos de escolaridade, categoria de transmissão, sexo e faixa etária. RESULTADOS: Houve diferentes padrões de incidência de AIDS nos grupos de doenças oportunistas em cada região cultural. A região extremo-sul apresentou a maior incidência de AIDS; o número de casos de AIDS do sexo feminino foi maior na categoria heterossexual; o número de casos de AIDS do sexo masculino foi maior entre usuários de drogas injetáveis; as doenças transmitidas pelo contato interpessoal foram as mais frequentes, destacando a incidência de monilíases; a tuberculose e a pneumonia foram as mais frequentes dentre as doenças transmitidas pela inalação do agente; as doenças transmitidas pela ingestão de água/alimentos contaminados mostraram um padrão de incidência estável. CONCLUSÕES: A fronteira brasileira é um espaço geográfico importante e heterogêneo; o enfrentamento da AIDS deve reconhecer as diferentes geografias culturais.INTRODUCTION: Person-to-person transmission of HIV and other communicable diseases may be associated with human geographic mobility. This article evaluated the incidence of transmissible opportunistic diseases among

  2. Portugal Democrático: An Exiles’ Newspaper

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    Isabel Travancas

    2017-12-01

    Full Text Available The purpose of this article is to present the newspaper Portugal Democrático (Democratic Portugal through its history, its style and format. It is a periodical publication produced in São Paulo by Portuguese exiles during the dictatorship of Antônio Salazar (1926-1974. The newspaper began to circulate in 1956 and came to an end in 1975, a year after the Carnation Revolution that occurred on April 25, 1974. Fighting the Salazar dictatorship outside Portugal was the reason for the creation of the newspaper in Brazil, where it also had the collaboration of Brazilian journalists and intellectuals. This paper analyzes the newspaper Portugal Democrático both in its political aspect and in its editorial feature and concludes that the paper played a greater role than informative. It was an important part of the international opposition movement and resistance to Salazar's dictatorial regime. O objetivo deste artigo é apresentar o jornal Portugal Democrático através de sua história, de seu estilo e formato. Trata-se de uma publicação periódica produzida em São Paulo por exilados portugueses durante a ditadura de Antônio Salazar (1926-1974. O jornal começou a circular em 1956 e chegou ao fim em 1975, um ano depois da Revolução dos Cravos ocorrida em 25 de abril de 1974. Lutar contra a ditadura salazarista fora de Portugal foi o motivo da criação do jornal no Brasil, onde contou com a colaboração de jornalistas e intelectuais brasileiros. O trabalho analisa o jornal Portugal Democrático tanto em seu aspecto político quanto em sua feição editorial e conclui que o periódico teve um papel maior do que informativo. Ele foi parte importante no movimento internacional de oposição e resistência ao regime ditatorial de Salazar. El objetivo de este artículo es dar a conocer el periódico Portugal Democrático a través de su historia, de su estilo y formato. Se trata de una publicación periódica producida en São Paulo por los

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

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    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.

  4. Energy taxation in Southern Europe: The case of Portugal

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    Modesto, L.

    1993-01-01

    It is investigated whether or not the imposition of a common EC energy tax will penalize more the poorer Southern European economies and if this will harm convergence at the EC level. The existing studies and empirical evidence are briefly surveyed. Then the results obtained when using the macroeconometric HERMES models to stimulate the introduction of an energy tax are exploited. The conclusions, however, have limited value, since the authors only have HERMES results for one Southern European economy: Portugal. Finally, the convergence in Europe and the effects of energy taxation on convergence are investigated. It is concluded that energy taxation will harm growth all over the EC, penalizing more one of the less developed countries (in this case Portugal), and having most probably adverse effects on convergence. 5 figs., 6 tabs., 22 refs

  5. Estimating the prevalence of female genital mutilation in Portugal.

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    Teixeira, A L; Lisboa, M

    2016-10-01

    Due to globalized migratory processes, female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) has spread to other countries, including countries in Europe, where, with a few exceptions, it remains a concealed problem. To the authors' knowledge, this is the first national extensive study to estimate the prevalence of FGM/C in Portugal. Prevalence estimation. Using extrapolation of country-of-origin prevalence data and the 2011 Census data, this study estimated: the prevalence of FGM/C in Portugal among women of reproductive age (15-49 years) and among all women aged ≥15 years; and the number of girls aged females who have undergone or are at risk of undergoing FGM/C. Copyright © 2016 The Royal Society for Public Health. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  6. Efetividade no diagnóstico da tuberculose em Foz do Iguaçu, tríplice fronteira Brasil, Paraguai e Argentina

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    Reinaldo Antonio Silva-Sobrinho

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Objetivou-se avaliar a efetividade dos serviços de saúde no diagnóstico da tuberculose em Foz do Iguaçu-PR. Realizou-se uma pesquisa avaliativa, com desenho epidemiológico transversal. Foram entrevistados 101 doentes de tuberculose em 2009, utilizando um instrumento baseado no Primary Care Assessment Tool . A análise ocorreu a partir de proporções e respectivos intervalos de confiança (95% e mediana. O Pronto Atendimento (37% e a Atenção Básica à Saúde (ABS (36% foram os locais mais buscados. O acesso à consulta no mesmo dia alcançou 70%, mas a suspeição da doença foi menor que 47%; a baciloscopia realizada em 50% dos doentes. Concluiu-se que apesar desses serviços atenderem rapidamente, isso não determinou alcance do diagnóstico, levando o doente a procurar os serviços especializados, mais efetivos na descoberta dos casos. A busca pela ABS gerou maior tempo e maior número de retornos para o diagnóstico da tuberculose na tríplice fronteira.

  7. Globalização e Multilingualismo no Brasil Competência Linguística e o Programa Ciência Sem Fronteiras

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    Renata Archanjo

    Full Text Available A contemporaneidade celebra a sociedade do conhecimento e da informação. O conhecimento científico e tecnológico mobiliza e alimenta sua produção, consumo e progresso. Nesse cenário, o "mercado" linguístico cresce em importância. Globalizar e internacionalizar são palavras de ordem na sociedade atual e, nela, a promoção de uma educação multilíngue assume uma preponderância estratégica. Este texto problematiza este cenário e questiona se há, no Brasil, uma política linguística que favoreça uma educação multilíngue, para que objetivos como internacionalização e incremento da produção científica e tecnológica no país tornem-se uma realidade efetiva. Os dados apresentados são parte de uma pesquisa em andamento sobre as competências linguísticas de estudantes de graduação participantes do Programa Ciência sem Fronteiras. Os dados apontam para a predominância do sistema privado de educação sobre o público e para a busca de estratégias individuais na aprendizagem de línguas estrangeiras.

  8. Universidade pública, democrática e popular: os desafios da implantação da Universidade Federal da Fronteira Sul

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    Vicente de Paula Almeida Júnior

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available This article aims to present the process of implementation of the Universidade Federal da Fronteira Sul from some of the conditions of its implementation (context lines, the outlined concept of a public, democratic and popular university (concept and, finally, the constitution of its institutional organization, interstate and multicampi (institutional design. Thus, it demonstrates the importance of considering the environment as a key part in building policies and strategies of an institution that is born from the demands of the social movements. It aims to ensure access to public and quality higher education, professional qualifying and commitment to social inclusion and development of education, research and extension as a condition of existence of a critical, researcher and innovator teaching. UFFS seeks to build a different organizational structure, where the campi are the basic organs and are considered equally important, ensuring the same quality standard for the conditions of physical and human infrastructure within each campus. The essence is to maintain constant dialogue between the administrative, regulatory and educational instances, among the superior and basic organs of the university, where the administrative and pedagogical autonomy takes place in all university campi.

  9. Fronteiras do corpo político: a invenção do corpo abjeto em “A caolha”

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    Alex dos Santos Guimarães

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available A partir da análise do conto A caolha, de Júlia Lopes de Almeida, examinamos a construção do corpo feminino ligado à sua inserção sociocultural nos limites fixados pelo sistema patriarcal dominante em seu contexto de produção. Problematizando as margens a partir das fronteiras abertas pela construção de um corpo abjeto, dentro do discurso da autora, analisamos os limites da representação dentro de uma perspectiva política de gênero. From the analysis of the short story A caolha, written by Julia Lopes de Almeida, we examine the construction of the female body connected to its socio-cultural integration within the limits set by the dominant patriarchal system in its context. Discussing the limits of the borders opened by the construction of an abject body, within the discourse of the author, we analyse the edges of representation within a political perspective of gender.

  10. Santos e contrabandistas: a nacionalização de São Sebastião e a fronteira austral argentino-chilena

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    Rolando J. Silla

    2003-10-01

    Full Text Available Este texto analisa relatos que giram em torno de como e por que uma imagem de São Sebastião teve de ser importada do Chile para ser instalada em uma capela do norte neuquino (Argentina. Este fato nos permitirá apreciar uma das maneiras como a conformação do Estado-nação argentino e a implantação de suas fronteiras nacionais foi percebida, significada e vivenciada pelos habitantes fronteiriços. Em particular, iluminará as relações existentes em alguns contextos entre religião e nacionalismo, assim como o fenômeno da invisibilidade/visibilidade das relações intercordilheira.This article analises how and why an image of San Sebastian had to be imported from Chile and settled in a church of north Neuquén (Argentina. This fact will allow us to understand how the emergence of the nation-state in Argentina was perceived, signified and lived by the frontier's inhabitants. Particulary, it will throw some light on the relations between religion and nationalism and on the invisivility/visibility of the relations across the Andean mountains.

  11. Nativos da fronteira: uma análise dialógica dos contos Feral Lasers e The Red Coin de Gerald Vizenor

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    Luiz Afonso Lima dos Santos

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo tem como objetivo divulgar as literaturas de minorias (o que são, quem as escreve, especificamente a literatura dos nativos da América do Norte. É intento do artigo, também, discutir as relações existentes entre duas culturas, como elas se manifestam e qual o resultado desse choque nos contos do escritor nativo americano Gerald Vizenor. Tais relações serão evidenciadas durante a análise dos contos Feral Lasers e The Red Coin. A análise será feita com base na metodologia proposta por Valentin Voloshinov para uma análise sociológica do discurso – uma resposta aos extremos do formalismo russo e do determinismo social – segundo a qual o foco analítico é o que está materializado na obra, mas não se limita a ele, pois ele pede significação social. Com base na análise dos contos foi identificada uma fronteira cultural e identitária concebida pelo contato feito entre duas culturas distintas que permeia as personagens e o mundo que elas habitam.

  12. Colônia do Sacramento: a situação na fronteira platina no século XVIII

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    Fabrício Pereira Prado

    2003-07-01

    Full Text Available A Colônia do Sacramento, no atual Uruguai, na primeira metade do século XVIII, constituiu uma cidade de pródigo comércio na região platina. Inseridos tanto nas rotas comerciais e sociais portuguesas quanto nas castelhanas, os habitantes de Sacramento materializavam uma fronteira múltipla, onde coexistiam espanhóis, portugueses e diferentes grupos indígenas. O presente estudo analisa os vínculos sociais e comerciais existentes entre os habitantes de Sacramento e os de Buenos Aires. No interior do espaço platino as redes sociais estabelecidas através do rio da Prata, ligando Sacramento e Buenos Aires, eram vias de acúmulo de prestígio, poder e riqueza em uma sociedade de antigo regime.The Sacramento Colony, currently Uruguayan territory, in the first half of the XVIII century, was a city with great commerce on the River Plate Region. Placed in both Portuguese and Spanish social and commercial routes, the Sacramento habitants formed a multiple frontier where Spanish, Portuguese and different indigenous groups coexisted. The present study analyses the social and commercial links that existed between the Sacramento and Buenos Aires inhabitants. In the River Plate region, the social networks developed connecting Sacramento and Buenos Ayers were gateways to social status, power and wealth in an old regime society.

  13. Memória e representação da fronteira Brasil / Paraguai = Memory and representation of Brazil / Paraguay borderland

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    Leoné Astride Barzotto

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo pretende analisar aspectos da memória e da representação da fronteira Brasil-Paraguai a partir de autores sul-mato-grossenses que visam retratar essa região transfronteiriça em sua literatura, seja em seus aspectos naturais (fauna, flora, tipografia, seja no registro de acontecimentos importantes que marcam a história/economia/política/cultura dessa região. Para tal, enfocaremos de que modo esses escritores demonstram os resquícios de lembranças e quais elementos tendem a representar aquilo que é peculiarmente regional.This article intends to analyse some aspects of memory and representation of Brasil-Paraguay borderland from the perspective of local writers in the state of Mato Grosso do Sul who try to demonstrate this transfrontiering region in their literature, either in the natural aspects (fauna, flora, tipography or in the register of relevant happenings that are remarkable for the history/economy/politics/culture of the region. Thus, we focus on these writers to reveal reminiscence and elements that tend to representate themselves as peculiarly regional.

  14. The Gender Wage Gap in Portugal: Recent Evolution and Decomposition

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    Pilar González; Maria Clementina Santos; Luís Delfim Santos

    2005-01-01

    Using data from the Personnel Records (Quadros de Pessoal) for the period 1985-2000, we analyse the gender wage gap in Portugal. We estimate wage discrimination and endowment differentials using four decomposition methods. Our main concern is to analyse the key factors that lie behind the persistent gender pay gap despite the deep changes that characterise the recent evolution of the Portuguese labour market and the high female participation rate that exists in the country. Moreover, using th...

  15. Lung cancer in Northern Portugal: A hospital-based study.

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    Hespanhol, V; Parente, B; Araújo, A; Cunha, J; Fernandes, A; Figueiredo, M M; Neveda, R; Soares, M; João, F; Queiroga, H

    2013-01-01

    Lung cancer is the deadliest cancer worldwide. In Portugal, the disease remains the main cause of cancer death in males. This study aims to evaluate the demographic and clinical characteristics of lung cancer patients diagnosed and treated in northern Portugal hospitals from 2000 to 2010. Twelve hospitals in the north of Portugal contributed to this study. The demographic and clinic characteristics of the patients registered in each hospital from 2000 to 2010 and the patterns of their occurrence were analyzed. During an 11-year period (2000-2010), 9767 lung cancer patients were registered in the participating hospitals. Comparing the number of the patients registered in the year 2000 to those registered during 2010, there was a significant increase in lung cancer cases. Females represent only 20% of the total registered lung cancer cases; however, during the study period, the number of female patients increased by 30%. A significant number of the patients, 3117 (48.6%), had poor performance status at presentation. The adenocarcinoma histology became more preponderant over the study period. Most of the patients were diagnosed as stages IIIB or IV: 7206 of 9267 (77.8%). Chemotherapy was the treatment of choice for 3529 (40.4%) patients, whereas surgical treatment was achieved in 1301 (14.9%) cases. A significant number of lung cancer patients have been diagnosed and treated in hospitals in northern Portugal, and the incidence of the disease among females has been increasing. The overwhelming majority of the tumors were diagnosed in advanced stage; nevertheless, surgical treatment was possible in 14.9% of the patients. Copyright © 2012 Sociedade Portuguesa de Pneumologia. Published by Elsevier España. All rights reserved.

  16. The Electoral Geography of the 2016 Presidential Election in Portugal

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    Giorgian-Ionuţ GUŢOIU; Sabin PANDELEA

    2016-01-01

    Portugal elected a new president in January, this year. While the campaign was rather atypical, with a majority of independent candidates and a low involvement of the parties, we employ here an analysis of the election’s electoral geography, in order to identify if the geographical partisan delimitations influenced the electoral outcome. At this election a clear political geographical divide existed between the urban North and the rural South. Our findings suggest that the geographical distri...

  17. Women trafficking for sexual exploitation in Portugal: Life narratives.

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    Neves, Sofia

    2011-01-01

    This paper describes a qualitative research about women trafficking for sexual exploitation in Portugal. The life experiences of a group of Brazilian women were characterised through the use of a comprehensive methodology – life narratives. The evidences found in this study, analysed and interpreted discursively from a feminist critical perspective, show us an unmistakable and intricate articulation between gender issues and poverty and social exclusion. Those conditions seem to establish the...

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

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    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 presented at The 1st International Congress on Energy & Environment ranging from electricity end-use analyses, electricity production analyses to socio-economic assessment and large-scale energy scenarios....

  19. Central Algarve tufa platforms, Southern Portugal. Geomorphological characterization and genesis.

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    Guerreiro, P.; Cunha, L.; Ribeiro, C.

    2013-01-01

    Modern and fossil carbonate tufa outcrops exist in the Algarve (S Portugal), where climate is Mediterranean and all modern incrusting springs are intermittent and fed by Jurassic aquifers. The major Pleistocene tufa on the Algibre flexure southern slopes are in the Cadouço, São Lourenço and Rio Seco streams basins. There were identified fluvial barrier tufas and low energy fluvial tufas. The Algarve has three main geomorphological domains: the Paleozoic flysch mounta...

  20. The Sport Consumption in Portugal: Very First Gross Results

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    José Viseu

    2001-01-01

    The main objective of the present paper is to present a survey designed to describe and to explain the extension and the structure of the demand of sport merchandise and sport services in Portugal. The Portuguese population is questioned for the first time directly on their sport expenditures. The presented survey contributes with representative and quantitative scientific data to understand the economy of sport. The results of this survey will help decision-making in Science, Politics, Econo...

  1. The Sport Consumption in Portugal : survey presentation and discussion

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    Viseu, José

    2001-01-01

    CISEP (2001) The main objective of the present paper is to present a survey designed to describe and to explain the extension and the structure of the demand of sport merchandise and sport services in Portugal. The Portuguese population is questioned for the first time directly on their sport expenditures. The presented survey contributes with representative and quantitative scientific data to understand the economy of sport. The results of this survey will help decision-making in Scien...

  2. Time-clustering investigation of fire temporal fluctuations in Portugal

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    L. Telesca

    2010-04-01

    Full Text Available Temporal clustering structures were identified and quantified in fire sequences recorded from 1980 to 2005 in Continental Portugal, by using the Allan Factor statistics, a statistical tool suited to reveal clustering behaviour in point processes. The obtained results show the presence of daily and annual periodicities, superimposed onto a scaling behaviour, which features the sequence of wildfires as a fractal time process with a rather high degree of time-clusterization of the events.

  3. [Patterns and specific features of immigration in Portugal].

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    Machado, F L

    1997-06-01

    "With...present international migration trends as its scenario, this article analyses the growth of immigration in Portugal, emphasising four main aspects: the balance between immigration and the recent resumption of emigration; the factors which have favoured the entry of immigrants; the composition of these immigrants in terms of country of origin; and the specific characteristics of Portuguese immigration in the context of the European Union." (EXCERPT)

  4. Labour Market Transition in Portugal, Spain, and Poland

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    Teixeira, Paulino

    2001-01-01

    This paper analyses the impact of economic transition on labour market institutions and labour market outcomes. We focus, in particular, on the transition process of Portugal and Spain towards a modern system of industrial relations. Analysis of the effects of structural reforms on major labour market outcomes in the two Iberian countries is then used to discuss the case of Poland, with an emphasis on the process of labour adjustment implied by increased European economic integration and indu...

  5. Phytochemical characterization of wild edible Boletus sp. from Northeast Portugal

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    Heleno, Sandrina A.; Barros, Lillian; Martins, Anabela; Sousa, Maria João; Ferreira, Isabel C.F.R.

    2010-01-01

    Our research has been focused on the documentation of nutritional composition and nutraceutical potential of wild mushrooms, making the information available for a better management and conservation of these species and related habitats. In the present work, the chemical composition and bioactivity of three wild edible Boletus sp. (Boletus aereus, Boletus edulis, Boletus reticulatus) from Northeast Portugal were evaluated, in order to valorise these species as sources of important...

  6. Dermathophytes isolated from domestic animals in Vila Real, Portugal

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    Coelho, A.C.; Alegria, N.; Rodrigues, J.

    2008-01-01

    During a six-year period from 2000 to 2006, 257 animal samples (fur and skin desquamation) were submitted to mycological examination in the Laboratory of Microbiology at the Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, Vila Real, Portugal. Dermathophytes were cultured from 38 of 257 (14.8%) specimens. Chi-squared test was used to compare differences between independent groups. The most frequent isolated dermathophyte was Microsporum canis (47.4%). Other isolated dermathophytes were: Trichophy...

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

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    Carvalho, Duarte; Wemans, Joao; Lima, Joao; Malico, Isabel

    2011-01-01

    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.

  8. O reino de Portugal na Chronica Adephonsi Imperatoris

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    Maria do Rosário Ferreira

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available Ao arrepio tanto da tradição historiográfica portuguesa, que pretendeu ver em Afonso VII um temível adversário de Portugal, como de alguma opinião espanhola, que se foi lamentando pela profunda perda que a autonomia portuguesa teria representado para a Espanha, a presente leitura da questão portuguesa na Chronica Adefonsi imperatoris põe em relevo a benevolência com que os meios da época ideologicamente afectos ao Imperador encararam o reino de Portugal e a realeza dos seus governantes, como se a existência do reino ocidental fizesse parte de um plano político conjunto cujo objectivo principal era a derrota muçulmana.À rebours aussi bien de la tradition historiographique portugaise, qui a fait d'Alphonse VII un redoutable ennemi du Portugal, que d’une certaine perspective espagnole, qui a si longtemps déploré la perte que la sécession portugaise aurait représentée pour l’Espagne, cette étude de la représentation de la question portugaise dans la Chronica Adefonsi imperatoris met en évidence le regard bienveillant dont les milieux contemporains idéologiquement proches de la cour impériale ont considéré l’avènement du Portugal et la souveraineté de ses gouvernants, comme si l’existence de ce royaume faisait partie d’un plan politique commun dont le but aurait été la défaite ultime du pouvoir musulman.

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

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    Figueiredo, M. C.; 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. Human case of West Nile neuroinvasive disease in Portugal, summer 2015.

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    Zé-Zé, Líbia; Proença, Paula; Osório, Hugo C; Gomes, Salomé; Luz, Teresa; Parreira, Paulo; Fevereiro, Miguel; Alves, Maria João

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    A case of West Nile virus (WNV) infection was reported in the Algarve region, Portugal, in the first week of September 2015. WNV is known to circulate in Portugal, with occasional reports in horses and birds (2004 to 2011) and very sporadically human cases (in 2004 and in 2010). Here we present the clinical and laboratory aspects related to the first human case of West Nile neuroinvasive disease reported in Portugal.

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

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    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.

  12. Business creation in Portugal: Comparison between the World Bank data and Quadros de Pessoal

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    Elsa Morais Sarmento; Alcina Nunes

    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, ...

  13. Trends in thyroid cancer incidence and mortality in Portugal.

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    Raposo, Luís; Morais, Samantha; Oliveira, Maria J; Marques, Ana P; José Bento, Maria; Lunet, Nuno

    2017-03-01

    The objective was to quantify thyroid cancer incidence and mortality trends in Portugal. The number of thyroid cancer cases and incidence rates were retrieved from the Regional Cancer Registries for the period 1989-2011. The number of deaths and mortality rates were obtained from the WHO cancer mortality database (1988-2003 and 2007-2012) and Statistics Portugal (2004-2006; 1988-2012 by region). Joinpoint regression of the standardized incidence and mortality rates was performed. A significant, rapid and continued increase in incidence was observed for both sexes in each of the Regional Cancer Registries, with annual per cent changes (APCs) ranging between 2 and 9. Incidence in Portuguese women is higher than estimates for the world and Europe. Mortality decreased for women (APC: -1.5), with the greatest decrease in the North, and increased marginally for men (APC: +0.2), with a greater increase in the South. The significant increases in incidence in Portugal are predominantly because of the increase in incidence among women from the North. These trends, combined with an overall low mortality and high 5-year relative survival, raise concerns on the extent to which overdiagnosis may be taking place. Further research is needed, quantifying the importance of the most likely determinants of these trends as well as the extent and potentially deleterious effects of overdiagnosis and overtreatment in the Portuguese setting.

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

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    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. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.

  15. Regulation of clinical research and bioethics in Portugal.

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    Carvalho, Fatima Lampreia

    2007-06-01

    This article presents an overview of the Portuguese transposition of the European Directive on Good Clinical Practice (2001/20/E) concerning scientific and academic debates on bioethics and clinical investigation. Since the Directive was transposed into Portuguese law by its National Assembly, the bureaucracy of clinical trials has been ever more complex. Despite demands for swift application processes by the Pharmaceutical industry, supported by the European Parliament, the Directive's transcription to the national law has not always delivered the expected outcome. However, this has led to an increased number of applications for clinical trials in Portuguese hospitals. In this article I revise bioethical publications and decree-laws enabling an informed appraisal of the anxieties and prospects for the implementation of the clinical trials Directive in Portugal. This article also places the European Directive in the field of sociology of bioethics, arguing that Portuguese bioethical institutions differ from those of the US, and also from Northern European counterparts. The main divergence is that those people in Portugal who claim expertise in 'legal' bioethics do not dominate either the bureaucratic structure of research or ethics committees for health. Even experts in the applied ethics field now claim that 'professional bioethicists do not exist'. The recent creation of a national Ethics Committee for Clinical Investigation (CEIC) in line with the European Directive on Good Clinical Practice (GCP) will not change the present imbalance between different professional jurisdictions in the national bioethical debate in Portugal.

  16. Societal costs and burden of otitis media in Portugal

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    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available Anouk Speets1, Judith Wolleswinkel1, Cristina Cardoso21Pallas health research and consultancy, Rotterdam, the Netherlands; 2GlaxoSmithKline, Algés, PortugalAbstract: This study aimed to estimate the resource consumption and societal impact of otitis media (OM in children younger than five years of age in Portugal. An Internet survey on generic childhood symptoms and diseases was administered to a sample of parents. This self-report survey had been previously implemented in other European countries. Medically confirmed OM was defined as symptoms of earache or “running ear” and/or a diagnosis of OM provided by a medical doctor. Direct medical, nonmedical, and indirect nonmedical costs were calculated for individual cases. Mean total costs per OM episode were estimated at €334. This corresponds to an estimated societal impact of 72 million €/year, of which 39% were indirect nonmedical costs. An epidemiological study should help to confirm the results of this study, and evaluate whether an intervention to reduce the occurrence and/or duration of OM may have an impact on societal costs and quality of life for affected families.Keywords: otitis media, costs, societal burden, Portugal

  17. The Role of Portugal in the International Context

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    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.

  18. Taxation of Insolvent Companies: Empirical Evidence in Portugal

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    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. La electricidad en las relaciones España-Portugal

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    Cayetano Espejo Marín

    2004-12-01

    Full Text Available ELECTRICITY AND THE RELATIONS BETWEEN SPAIN AND PORTUGAL. From the early 1960s onwards, Spain and Portugal have maintained far-reaching programs for the exchange of electric power. These contacts have afforded, on the one hand, an increase in the security of electricity supply for both countries and, on the other, a better exploitation of their particular energy resources. The likely launching of the Iberian Electricity Market in April 2004 will lead to a new phase in the relations between Portugal and Spain. The new Market is based on three essential elements: i the expansion of electric links along their shared national borders, ii the setting up of a lone Operator for the single Iberian Market and iii the coordination of the two Operators that exist nowadays, RED ELÉCTRICA DE ESPAÑA and REDE ELÉCTRICA NACIONAL. The Iberian Electricity Market will be the first to comprise countries of the European Community only and it will generate one-tenth of the electric power consumed in Europe, being the fourth largest producer.

  20. Lung cancer in Northern Portugal: A hospital-based study

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    Full Text Available Introduction: Lung cancer is the deadliest cancer worldwide. In Portugal, the disease remains the main cause of cancer death in males. Aim: This study aims to evaluate the demographic and clinical characteristics of lung cancer patients diagnosed and treated in northern Portugal hospitals from 2000 to 2010. Patients and methods: Twelve hospitals in the north of Portugal contributed to this study. The demographic and clinic characteristics of the patients registered in each hospital from 2000 to 2010 and the patterns of their occurrence were analyzed. Results: During an 11-year period (2000–2010, 9767 lung cancer patients were registered in the participating hospitals. Comparing the number of the patients registered in the year 2000 to those registered during 2010, there was a significant increase in lung cancer cases. Females represent only 20% of the total registered lung cancer cases; however, during the study period, the number of female patients increased by 30%. A significant number of the patients, 3117 (48.6%, had poor performance status at presentation. The adenocarcinoma histology became more preponderant over the study period. Most of the patients were diagnosed as stages IIIB or IV: 7206 of 9267 (77.8%. Chemotherapy was the treatment of choice for 3529 (40.4% patients, whereas surgical treatment was achieved in 1301 (14.9% cases. Conclusion: A significant number of lung cancer patients have been diagnosed and treated in hospitals in northern Portugal, and the incidence of the disease among females has been increasing. The overwhelming majority of the tumors were diagnosed in advanced stage; nevertheless, surgical treatment was possible in 14.9% of the patients. Resumo: Introdução: O cancro do pulmão é o cancro que mais mortalidade determina em todo mundo. Em Portugal a doença mantém-se a principal causa de morte por cancro no sexo masculino. Objetivo: Neste estudo pretendeu-se avaliar as caracter

  1. Fronteira agrícola na Amazônia contemporânea: repensando o paradigma a partir da mobilidade da população de Santarém-PA

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    Full Text Available Resumo Processos demográficos na Amazônia permanecem explicados a partir da dinâmica da fronteira agrícola, um referencial aplicado à conjuntura da década de 1970. Buscando verificar sua capacidade de refletir a contemporaneidade da região, o trabalho apresenta um estudo sobre a mobilidade populacional em Santarém, um caso pertinente pela complexidade da configuração rural e recente inserção do agronegócio. Dados dos Censos Demográficos do IBGE e entrevistas em 311 propriedades rurais familiares foram usados para múltiplas análises migratórias. O resultado destacou a relevância da circulação interna na dinâmica do município, além de revelar que o meio rural é mais estável e menos impactado pela migração do que o urbano. Ao contrário do que a reflexão sobre fronteira usualmente preconiza, o êxodo rural teve baixo impacto no volume populacional e suas análises apontaram para novas tendências na composição de quem os realiza. A verificação de categorias de mobilidade latentes na bibliografia reforçou que a fronteira é plural e que seu referencial teórico é capaz de explicar somente parte das transformações rurais. A reconfiguração do meio rural só será amplamente compreendida quando contemplada a mobilidade intra-rural e a imigração rural, que tem na sua essência as relações de família, a identidade com rural e a dissolução da dicotomia rural-urbana.

  2. Nação, contrabando e alianças políticas na fronteira oeste do Rio Grande do Sul na segunda metade do século XIX

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    Tese (doutorado) - Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Centro de Filosofia e Ciências Humanas, Programa de Pós-Graduação em História, Florianópolis, 2013 As relações transfronteiriças entre as comunidades de São Francisco de Borja, Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil e Santo Tomé, Corrientes, Argentina é o tema principal desta tese de doutorado. Nossos objetivos foram compreender como foi construída a fronteira Brasil-Argentina ao longo do século XIX, como se afirmou o princípio das nacionalidad...

  3. Depressão e Ideação Suicida em Idosos Institucionalizados e Não Institucionalizados em Portugal

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    Introduction/Objectives: Depression has shown as the more common mental disorder in elderly community and suicide is it worst consequence. In the Portuguese context suicide rates among the elderly take values higher than in other age groups. The present study aimed to compare elderly institutionalized and not institutionalized in terms of depression, suicidal ideation, dependency and leisure activities. Material and Methods: The sample was collected in Algarve, Alentejo and Lisbon, in 155 eld...

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

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    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

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

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    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...

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

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    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....

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

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    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…

  8. The North Atlantic Oscillation Influence on the Wave Regime in Portugal: An Extreme Wave Event Analysis

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    2005-03-01

    storm wave classification criterion used by the Portuguese Weather Services (Instituto de Meteorologia ) or in the Portuguese Navy IH, a simple...PORTUGAL 13. Dr Nuno Moreira Instituto de Meteorologia Rua C ao Aeroporto Lisboa – PORTUGAL 14. LCDR Juan Conforto Sección de Oceanografía

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

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    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...

  10. Internacionalização da Ciência Brasileira: subsídios para avaliação do programa Ciência sem Fronteiras

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    Guilherme de Rosso Manços

    2017-12-01

    Full Text Available O programa Ciência sem Fronteiras (CsF concedeu, entre 2011-2016, bolsas a 106 mil estudantes e pesquisadores brasileiros para realizarem intercâmbio acadêmico em 47 países e buscou atrair pesquisadores do exterior para se fixarem no Brasil ou para estabelecerem parcerias com os pesquisadores brasileiros nas áreas prioritárias definidas pelo programa. Neste contexto, este artigo objetiva oferecer alguns subsídios para a avaliação do CsF, especialmente a partir de um compêndio sobre o histórico, justificativa e resultados de implementação do programa; um levantamento e análise de dados que mostram evidências de correlação positiva entre os investimentos em bolsas de mobilidade acadêmica internacional e os níveis de colaboração científica internacional; bem como questionamentos e sugestões para novas pesquisas em torno do tema de colaboração científica internacional. Foram encontrados indícios de que o programa foi capaz de estimular a colaboração internacional entre pesquisadores. Ressalta-se também o entendimento de que o CsF foi positivo no sentido de aumentar a visibilidade internacional da educação superior brasileira e inseriu as universidades e outras instituições brasileiras em programas de cooperação internacional no âmbito da pesquisa. Neste sentido, recomenda-se que o Brasil deve envidar esforços para manter uma política pública de internacionalização e mobilidade acadêmica internacional, aperfeiçoando – naturalmente – o CsF com base na avaliação do programa.

  11. Educação superior e mobilidade nas faixas de fronteira: alguns efeitos da política em curso

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    Adriana de Lurdes Trentin Alvares

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available A educação superior tornou-se elemento estratégico para aceleração dos processos de desenvolvimento e consolidação das economias nas últimas décadas, promovendo sua expansão, especialmente na esfera privada. No entanto, não tem sido suficiente para absorver a demanda, em ascensão, de algumas carreiras mais atrativas. Esse processo tem estimulado estudantes brasileiros a buscarem instituições de educação superior em países fronteiriços, como Paraguai e Bolívia, gerando preocupações com a qualidade e equivalência curricular desses cursos. Os estudos sobre a temática são incipientes, especialmente considerando os efeitos da mobilidade nos currículos de cursos de graduação nestes espaços. Justifica-se a temática, tendo em vista as tendências e tensões acerca da globalização e internacionalização da educação superior, com vistas a viabilizar novos estudos sobre esse movimento que se apresenta de forma crescente. Adotou-se como metodologia a análise documental e bibliográfica. Além disso, espera-se que o estudo contribua para o desvelamento de possíveis efeitos da privatização da educação superior nas regiões de fronteira com o Brasil, de forma a indicar a realização de estudos, para que se encontrem alternativas de políticas que permitam o monitoramento da qualidade na educação superior para além dos sistemas de avaliação e regulação vigentes.

  12. Comportamento do consumidor de frutas na região da fronteira oeste do Rio Grande Do Sul com Argentina e Uruguai

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    Roseli de Mello Farias

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available O presente trabalho teve como objetivo identificar o perfil do consumidor, caracterizar a frequência, os principais hábitos de consumo de frutas e analisar os fatores que interferem no consumo da população residente na Fronteira Oeste do Rio Grande do Sul com Argentina e Uruguai. Foi realizada em 2012 uma pesquisa de caráter exploratório, transversal e de base populacional, constituindo-se na aplicação de questionários à população residente nos municípios de Uruguaiana, Itaqui, São Borja e Santana do Livramento. A mostra foi constituída de 400 consumidores entre as quatro cidades estudadas. Os resultados indicam que apenas 1/3 dos entrevistados consomem frutas diariamente, sendo o consumo mais frequente entre as mulheres. O local preferencial de compra das frutas para consumo ocorre em supermercados. Dentre os motivos que levam as pessoas a consumirem frutas, destaca-se a distinção da fruta como um alimento saudável, sendo a aparência o critério mais adotado na escolha das frutas. As principais frutas consumidas pelos entrevistados na região são as bananas, maçãs, laranjas, mamões e mangas, respectivamente. A redução do preço, a criação do hábito e a melhoria da qualidade das frutas são os fatores preponderantes para que ocorra aumento do consumo de frutas nesta região.

  13. Juventude ciborgue e a transgressão das fronteiras de gênero Cyborg youth and gender-border transgression

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    Shirlei Rezende Sales

    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available Pessoas e máquinas estão cada vez mais conectadas por meio de um processo de intensa simbiose. As/os jovens são o alvo primordial desse processo, constituindo a subjetividade ciborgue. Este artigo analisa o processo de ciborguização da juventude na interface entre currículo escolar e currículo do Orkut (site de relacionamentos. A pesquisa que subsidia este artigo investigou a interface entre o currículo de uma escola pública de ensino médio e as comunidades e os perfis no Orkut das/os alunas/os dessa escola. O referencial teórico é constituído pelos estudos de gênero e de currículo, em uma perspectiva pós-crítica. O argumento desenvolvido é o de que as estratégias utilizadas em um currículo podem ser traduzidas no outro, por meio da interface entre eles, tendo como efeito ora a transgressão, ora o fortalecimento das fronteiras de gênero.People and machines are increasingly connected, by an intensely symbiotic process. Youth are especially affected by this procedure, developing a cyborg subjectivity. This article analyses the cyborging process in the interface between the school curriculum and the Orkut curriculum. The research that subsidizes this article investigated the interface between the public high school curriculum, and the communities and profiles of students from this school in Orkut. The theoretical basis is constituted by gender and curriculum studies, and the perspective is post-critical. The argument developed is that the strategies used in one curriculum can be translated into the other by the interface between them, resulting both in the transgression and the strengthening of gender borders.

  14. Sistema de porosidade do solo numa topossequência Luvissolo-Solonetz no Sul de Portugal Pore space characteristics in a Luvisol-Solonetz toposequence in Southern Portugal

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    Full Text Available Os solos com propriedades estágnicas que ocorrem no Alentejo caracterizam-se por apresentar baixa porosidade. O estudo duma toposequência típica revelou, para além disso, que o sistema poral diferia significativamente com a posição dos pédones na encosta. No pédone de topo, o horizonte Ap1 mostrou-se mais poroso do que o Ap2, mas com uma distribuição semelhante dos vazios 30500 µm. Inversamente, no pédone de sopé, o volume poral dos horizontes Ap1 e Ap2 equivalia-se mas, neste último, tal como nos Bt, os poros >500µm eram escassos. Os horizontes Bt, muito fechados e com um volume poral total idêntico ao longo da encosta, diferiam entre si no tipo e padrão de orientação dos respectivos vazios, sendo os poros aplanados mais frequentes e maiores no pédone de topo. Não foram encontrados padrões consistentes de orientação preferencial dos poros que sugiram compactação do solo e justifiquem a diminuta porosidade dos pédones estudados e a sua muito reduzida “porosidade de condução”, as quais se podem explicar pela sodicidade e baixo teor de C orgânico dos mesmos.Soils with stagnic properties occurring in Alentejo commonly have low porosity. The study of a typical soil toposequence, showed that soil pore features were significantly different amongst summit and foot/toe slope pedons. In the summit pedon the Ap1 horizon was more porous than the Ap2, both exhibiting similar void distribution patterns. Conversely, the Ap1 and Ap2 horizons of the footslope pedon had a similar pore space volume, but pores with diameter larger than 500 µm were less important in the later. Pore space volume of Bt horizons was low whatever the slope position of pedons. However, they differ significantly in terms of void type and orientation patterns. No preferred orientation patterns were found in soil voids that could be related with soil compaction, being their low porosity, namely their low “conductive” porosity, not attributable to soil

  15. Cost Effectiveness of Pembrolizumab for Advanced Melanoma Treatment in Portugal.

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    Miguel, Luis Silva; Lopes, Francisca Vargas; Pinheiro, Bernardete; Wang, Jingshu; Xu, Ruifeng; Pellissier, James; Laires, Pedro Almeida

    2017-09-01

    The aim of this study was to assess the cost-effectiveness of pembrolizumab in treating patients with ipilimumab-naïve advanced melanoma in Portugal. A cost-effectiveness model was developed to analyze the costs and consequences of treatment with pembrolizumab compared to treatment with ipilimumab in patients with advanced melanoma not previously treated with ipilimumab. The model was parameterized by using data from a head-to-head phase III randomized clinical trial, KEYNOTE-006. Extrapolation of long-term outcomes was based on approaches previously applied, combining ipilimumab data and melanoma patients' registry data. The analysis was conducted from the perspective of the Portuguese National Health Service, and a lifetime horizon (40 years) was used. Portugal-specific disease management costs were estimated by convening a panel of six clinical experts to derive health state resource use and multiplying the results by national unit costs. To test for the robustness of the conclusions, we conducted deterministic and probabilistic sensitivity analyses. Pembrolizumab increases life expectancy in 1.57 undiscounted life-years (LYs) and is associated with an increase in costs versus that of ipilimumab. The estimated incremental cost-effectiveness ratio is €47,221 per quality-adjusted life-year (QALY) and €42,956 per LY. Deterministic sensitivity analysis showed that the results were robust to the change of most input values or assumptions and were sensitive to time on treatment scenarios. According to the probabilistic sensitivity analysis performed, pembrolizumab is associated with a cost per QALY gained inferior to €50,000 in 75% of the cases. Considering the usually accepted thresholds in oncology, pembrolizumab is a cost-effective alternative for treating patients with advanced melanoma in Portugal. Copyright © 2017 International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR). Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  16. Molecular characterization of Dirofilaria spp. circulating in Portugal.

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    Ferreira, Cátia; Afonso, Ana; Calado, Manuela; Maurício, Isabel; Alho, Ana Margarida; Meireles, José; Madeira de Carvalho, Luís; Belo, Silvana

    2017-05-19

    Dirofilariosis is a potentially zoonotic parasitic disease, mainly transmitted by mosquito vectors in many parts of the world. Data concerning the canine Dirofilaria species currently circulating in Portugal is scarce. Thereby, a large-scale study was conducted to determine the Dirofilaria spp. present in Portugal, based on a molecular approach, and also to optimize a reliable and highly sensitive species-specific polymerase chain reaction (PCR) assay that could be used for the simultaneous detection and differentiation of Dirofilaria immitis, Dirofilaria repens, and other concurrent filarial species in animal reservoirs. Blood samples were collected from three districts of Portugal (Coimbra, Santarém and Setúbal) between 2011 and 2013. Samples were tested using rapid immunomigration tests (Witness® Dirofilaria), modified Knott's technique and acid phosphatase histochemical staining. In addition, molecular analysis was performed by amplification of the internal transcribed spacer (ITS) region using two different PCR protocols, specific for molecular screening of canine filarial species. Of the 878 dogs sampled, 8.8% (n = 77) were positive for D. immitis circulating antigen and 13.1% (n = 115) positive for microfilariae by the modified Knott's technique. Of the 134 samples tested by acid phosphatase histochemical staining, 100 (74.6%) were positive for D. immitis. Overall, 13.7% (n = 120) were positive by PCR for D. immitis by ITS2, of which 9.3% (67/720) were also positive by ITS1. ITS2 PCR was the most sensitive and specific method, capable of detecting mixed D. immitis and A. reconditum infections. Heterozygosity, in the form of double peaks, was detected by sequencing of both ITS regions. No D. repens was detected by any of the diagnostic methods. The present study confirmed D. immitis as the dominant species of the genus Dirofilaria infecting Portuguese dogs, based on sequencing of ITS1 and ITS2 PCR fragments. Additionally, ITS2 PCR was the most

  17. Prevalence of self-medication in rural areas of Portugal.

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    Nunes de Melo, Magda; Madureira, Brenda; Nunes Ferreira, Ana Patrícia; Mendes, Zilda; Miranda, Ana da Costa; Martins, Ana Paula

    2006-02-01

    To study the prevalence of self-medication among pharmacy customers in rural areas of Portugal, to assess possible predictors of self-medication and to find out whether there was a seasonal dependence in the purchase of drugs for self-medication. A cross-sectional study during four different periods of a year was conducted. Community pharmacies of rural areas of Portugal were invited to participate and pharmacists were asked to recruit one person every hour during the opening hours and administer a questionnaire. Drugs dispensed were classified according to the Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification system up to the second level. Prevalence of self-medication is defined as the percentage of patients acquiring a medicine that was not prescribed (written) or recommended (orally) by a physician. The prevalence of self-medication was 21.5%. Main therapeutic groups acquired for self-medication were "other alimentary tract and metabolism products" (A16; proportion acquired for self-medication= 75.0%), "throat preparations" (R02; 74.7%), "antiemetics and antinauseants" (A04; 70.0%), "cough and cold preparations" (R05; 56.5%), and "nasal preparations" (R01; 50.0%). Variables found to be predictors of self-medication were age, type of health professional or person consulted when a mild health problem occurred, time elapsed since last visit to the physician and time waited between setting an appointment and the actual visit. Seasonality seemed to occur for only "cough and cold preparations", for "dermatologicals" and for "anti-inflammatory and anti-rheumatic products". In rural Portugal about one fifth of the pharmacy customers engaged in self-medication. However, further research should be made to address appropriateness of self-medication.

  18. Potential of Biomass for Energy. Market Survey Portugal

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    The objective of this market survey is to provide information about the biomass sector in Portugal, relevant to mainly small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) in the Netherlands that are interested to strengthen their position in that sector. Much knowledge could be gathered from conversations with the partners of Sunergy, the company responsible for this survey. Sunergy is producing bio-diesel, and considering further investments in the solid biomass sector, and therefore well familiar with the developments. Other interviews were held with representatives of the Government (DGGE), association of forestry owners (AFLOPS), a biomass trading SME (Sobioen), the leading environmental NGO (Quercus), and an association representing the paper- and pulp industry (CELPA). Chapter 1 is a general introduction on biomass. Chapter 2 gives the background of the Portuguese energy sector and the relative importance of renewable and biomass energies within this market. Some prospects for future developments of the different renewable sources are given. Portugal's energy sector is dominated by a small number of players, which are introduced. Also the current policies and incentives (subsidies) are presented. In Chapter 3 the focus is on the Portuguese biomass sector, presenting the current use of biomass in each of the subsectors: transport, electricity and heat, and an overview of the policy framework specifically for biomass. Chapter 4 is a literature review of the market for existing and potential biomass resources, including demand, supply and other characteristics. Chapter 5 synthesizes the previous chapters. Also an overview of key drivers and key constraints for growth of this sector is given, leading to conclusions regarding the opportunities for Dutch companies. Finally, further information on how to proceed once the interest for Portugal's biomass sector is vested is listed at the end of Chapter 5

  19. Primary non-adherence in Portugal: findings and implications.

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    da Costa, Filipa Alves; Pedro, Ana Rita; Teixeira, Inês; Bragança, Fátima; da Silva, José Aranda; Cabrita, José

    2015-08-01

    Portugal is currently facing a serious economic and financial crisis, which is dictating some important changes in the health care sector. Some of these measures may potentially influence patients' access to medication and consequently adherence, which will ultimately impact on health status, especially in chronic patients. This study aimed at providing a snapshot of adherence in patients with chronic conditions in Portugal between March and April 2012. Community pharmacy in Portugal. A cross-sectional pilot study was undertaken, where patients were recruited via community pharmacies to a questionnaire study evaluating the number of prescribed and purchased drugs and, when these figures were inconsistent, the reasons for this. Primary and secondary adherence measures. Failing to purchase prescription items was categorized as primary nonadherence. Secondary nonadherence was attributed to purchasing prescription items, but not taking medicines as prescribed. Data were collected from 375 patients. Primary nonadherence was identified in 22.8 % of patients. Regardless of the underlying condition, the most commonly reported reason for primary non-adherence was having spare medicines at home ("leftovers"), followed by financial problems. The latter appeared to be related to the class of medicines prescribed. Primary non-adherence was associated with low income (/month; p = 0.026). Secondary non-adherence, assessed by the 7-MMAS was detected in over 50 % of all patients, where unintentional nonadherence was higher than intentional nonadherence across all disease conditions. This study revealed that more than one fifth of chronic medication users report primary nonadherence (22.8 %) and more than 50 % report secondary nonadherence. Data indicates that the existence of spare medicines and financial constraints occurred were the two most frequent reasons cited for nonadherence (47, 6-64, 8 and 19-45.5 %, depending on the major underlying condition, respectively).

  20. Affordable housing and urban regeneration in Portugal: a troubled tryst?

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    whether and how the new agents of urban regeneration, in particular the Urban Rehabilitation Societies, are providing affordable housing in these areas. In this context, it makes sense to discuss the meaning of concepts and models of social and affordable housing in Portugal since they are key elements...... in the analysis of the sustainability and social relevance of current strategies.......The process of decline in historic city centres has been inseparable from the decline in the resident population, significantly among families with greater purchasing power. Statistical data on population and housing show that the historic centres of Lisbon and Porto have maintained a recessive...

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

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    Elsa Ferreira de Castro; F Pimenta; I Martins

    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 ...

  2. The Electoral Geography of the 2016 Presidential Election in Portugal

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    2016-07-01

    Full Text Available Portugal elected a new president in January, this year. While the campaign was rather atypical, with a majority of independent candidates and a low involvement of the parties, we employ here an analysis of the election’s electoral geography, in order to identify if the geographical partisan delimitations influenced the electoral outcome. At this election a clear political geographical divide existed between the urban North and the rural South. Our findings suggest that the geographical distribution of the votes follows the candidates’ ideological identity.

  3. Survey of caffeine levels in retail beverages in Portugal

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    Pena, A.; Lino, C.; Silveira, M. I. N.

    2005-01-01

    The caffeine content of 85 retail beverage samples purchased from local supermarkets between 1995 and 2004 was determined. The potential intake of caffeine through the consumption of these beverages (but excluding coffee) was estimated for students of the University of Coimbra, Portugal. The caffeine content of the beverages ranged from 47.5 to 282.5?mg?l-1 for teas, from 20.1 to 47.2?mg?l-1 for tea extracts samples, and from 80.7 to 168.7?mg?l-1 for cola soft drinks. Caffeine was not complet...

  4. The Bologna Process in Portugal and Poland: A comparative study

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    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

  5. Tourism research in Portugal: a contribution to its characterization

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    João Albino Silva

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available This work intends to be a first contribution to the characterization of tourism research in Portugal, focusing on the researcher’s profile and the characteristics of research. To that end, and based on a national Tourism Research, it was possible to identify 166 researchers working in this area, spread over about 30 higher education institutions, who subsequently completed an online questionnaire. Data were collected during March 2013 and 111 valid responses were obtained. The results show a growing and predominantly young scientific community and also highlight a diverse, solid and stimulating disciplinary perspective.

  6. Ciganos e políticas sociais em Portugal

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    Olga Magano

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Considering the social and political changes that took place in Portugal, from April 25, 1974, specifically provided since the democratic system was implemented, became effective an understanding that advocates universal citizenship for all Portuguese. However, not all citizens are in equal circumstances on full access to the rights of citizenship. The objective of this paper is to reflect and discuss some of the impacts of measures and social policies on Gypsies people and families, as well as the (invisible changes, although the underlying behind the plural processes of social and identity reconfiguration.

  7. Academic publishing in Portugal: threats and major opportunities

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    Delfim Leão

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available This article begins with an analysis of the current state of scientific publication in Portugal, with reference to the impact of the open access (OA policies of commercial and academic publishers. It then explores the relationship between academic publishing and institutional repositories, discussing the way they should complement one another, taking as reference the activities of the Portuguese Association of Higher Education Publishers (APEES. Final remarks deal more specifically with the UC Digitalis project from Coimbra University Press (CUP, and the way it is committed to the goal of fostering science produced in Portuguese-speaking countries.

  8. Botulismo Infantil em Portugal – Um Lactente com Hipotonia

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    Malveiro, D; Henriques, C; Flores, P; Barata, D; Vieira, JP; Cabral, P

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    O Botulismo Infantil (BI) constitui uma síndrome neuroparalítica rara, potencialmente fatal, causada pela neurotoxina do Clostridium botulinum. Descreve-se o primeiro caso reportado desde o início da notificação obrigatória em Portugal (1999). Lactente de dois meses, internado por prostração, dificuldade alimentar e obstipação. Constatou-se envolvimento inicial dos pares cranianos associado a fraqueza muscular progressiva, descendente e simétrica. Constituíam factores de risco o consumo de me...

  9. Rickettsioses in Latin America, Caribbean, Spain and Portugal

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    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. Prevalence and seasonal variations of canine dirofilariosis in Portugal.

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    Alho, Ana Margarida; Landum, Miguel; Ferreira, Cátia; Meireles, José; Gonçalves, Luzia; de Carvalho, Luís Madeira; Belo, Silvana

    2014-11-15

    Dirofilariosis is a severe vector-borne emergent disease that is spreading worldwide and becoming a serious threat to human and veterinary public health. Portugal, a Mediterranean country, has favorable climate conditions for mosquito development and survival. At present, accurate data on the prevalence and epidemiological pattern of dirofilariosis in Portugal is scarce and outdated. To study these trends, a project was developed to assess the current prevalence of Dirofilaria immitis infection in shelter dogs as well as the prevalence of Dirofilaria species present in three coastal regions in central Portugal: Coimbra, Santarém, and Setúbal. Blood samples were collected from 696 shelter dogs during three consecutive years: 2011, 2012, and 2013. A rapid immunomigration technique was performed to detect female D. immitis antigens. Concurrently, to detect and identify circulating microfilariae, a modified Knott's technique and acid phosphatase histochemical staining were also performed. Of the 696 dogs sampled, 105 were positive for D. immitis, with an overall prevalence of 15.1%. Forty of the 105 dogs were antigen negative but were positive for D. immitis microfilariae. Three animals were co-infected with D. immitis and Acanthocheilonema dracunculoides, and there was also one dog infected only with A. dracunculoides, all confirmed by polymerase chain reaction. The highest prevalence of canine heartworm during the 3-y period was in Setúbal (24.8%), followed by Coimbra (13.8%), and Santarém (13.2%), with significant inter-district differences. Our results demonstrate a higher prevalence of dirofilariosis compared with findings of previous studies and show an increasing rate of infection in the southern areas of Portugal attributed, at least in part, to bioclimatic and ecological factors. The present study updates the epidemiological situation and correlates the risk of dirofilariosis transmission within each region. These findings are highly relevant to both human

  11. La enseñanza de la lengua española en Portugal / The teachig of spanish in Portugal

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    António Ricardo Mira

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Resumen: Se hacen algunas referencias al marco común europeo de referencia para las lenguas: aprendizaje, enseñanza, evaluación y a la legislación que, en Portugal, revelan las opciones políticas para la enseñanza de las lenguas extranjeras en su Sistema Educativo, específicamente del español. También se pone de manifiesto cuándo se enseña/ aprende el español, en la escuela portuguesa. Se indican los contenidos que se enseñan y aprenden en la asignatura de español. Se dará ejemplo de una clase de español como lengua extranjera impartida en Portugal. Se señala el modo de formación de los docentes de lengua española. Se pulsan las diferentes maneras que, en este momento de arranque de la enseñanza del español, el gobierno portugués ha encontrado para incorporar en su ministerio de la educación, a los docentes necesarios de español.Abstract: Some references are made to the European Common Framework for Languages: learning, teaching, evaluation, as well as to the laws that, in Portugal, testify the political options for the teaching of foreign languages, particularly Spanish, in its Teaching System(Educational System. We also give evidence to when Spanish is taught/learnt in Portuguese schools. We point out the syllabuses which are taught and learnt in courses of Spanish. We give an example of a lesson of Spanish as a foreign language taking place in Portugal. We give evidence to the way Spanish teachers’ training is being done. We present the different ways that, at the starting point of this process, have been found by of the Portuguese government to integrate in its ministry the teachers needed for the teaching of Spanish.

  12. Salud y Seguridad del Trabajo en Portugal: apuntes diversos

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    António de Sousa Uva

    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.

  13. Democracy, media and corruption: from global to Portugal

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    Isabel Ferin-Cunha

    2018-03-01

    Full Text Available La crisi dei subprime negli Stati Uniti e la crisi del debito sovrano dell’ultimo decennio ha portato, tra le altre cose, a una nuova discussione sul ruolo dei media (mainstream, alternativi e social network nelle società democratiche. Allo stesso tempo, sono emersi nuovi fenomeni, associati all’uso, all’abuso e al controllo dei social network, dovuto agli atti di pirateria e ai meccanismi tecnologici come gli algoritmi e l’uso dei big data. Lo scopo del presente articolo è quello di prendere in considerazione i differenti orientamenti dei media mainstream prendendo come esempio la trattazione giornalistica degli eventi di corruzione in Portogallo. Parole chiave: Democrazia, Media, corruzione, Portogallo, mediatizzazione The subprime crisis in the United States and the sovereign debt crises in Europe in the second decade of the second millennium brought, among other things, a new discussion of the role of the media (mainstream, alternative and social networks in democratic societies. At the same time, a new typology of phenomena emerges, associated to the use, abuse and control of social networks, due to acts of piracy and technological mechanisms such as algorithms and the use of big data. In this paper, we aim to discuss the orientation changes in the mainstream media since the second decade of the second millennium, in particular the mediatization processes, taking as example the journalistic coverage of corruption events in Portugal. Keywords: Democracy; Media; Corruption; Portugal; Mediatization

  14. Competition policy for health care provision in Portugal.

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    Barros, Pedro Pita

    2017-02-01

    We review the role of competition among healthcare providers in Portugal, which has a public National Health Service (NHS) at the core of the health system. There is little competition among healthcare providers within the NHS. Competition among NHS primary care providers is hindered by excess demand (many residents in Portugal do not have a designated family doctor). Competition among NHS hospitals has been traditionally limited to cases of maximum guaranteed waiting time for surgery being exceeded. The Portuguese Competition Authority enforces competition law. It has focused on mergers between private hospitals and abuse of market power (including cartel cases) by private healthcare providers. The Healthcare Regulation Authority produced several reports on particular areas of activity by private healthcare providers. The main conclusion of these reviews was lack of conditions for effective competition, with the exception of dentistry. Within the NHS, the use of tendering procedures was able to create "competition for the market" in particular areas though it was not problem free. Details in the particular design adopted matter a lot. Overall, the scope for competition policy and for competition among healthcare providers to have a main role in a health system based on a public National Health Service seems limited, with more relevance to "competition for the market" situations than to "competition in the market". Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.

  15. Air Liquide builds H{sub 2} plant in Portugal

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    Air Liquide will spend $18 million to build a naphtha steam reforming unit in Estarreja, Portugal that will produce 3,700 cu meters/hour of hydrogen (H{sub 2}). The new plant will raise Air Liquide`s H{sub 2} capacity at the site to 8,000 cu meters/hour. The company supplies Anilina de Portugal with H{sub 2}. In addition, Air Liquide supplies Dow Chemical with carbon monoxide used in its methylene di-para-phenylene isocyanate plant at the site. Anilina is spending Esc1.8 billion ($11.3 million) to expand aniline capacity from 60,000 m.t./year to 95,000 m.t./year by the end of 1997 and nitrobenzene from 100,000 m.t./year to 170,000 m.t./year. This year Dow will buy more than 50,000 m.t./year of aniline from the Portuguese firm for its MDI production.

  16. Association between cardiovascular disease and socioeconomic level in Portugal.

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    Ribeiro, Sónia; Furtado, Cláudia; Pereira, João

    2013-11-01

    Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of morbidity, mortality and disability in Portugal. Socioeconomic level is known to influence health status but there is scant evidence on socioeconomic inequalities in cardiovascular disease in Portugal. To analyze the distribution of cardiovascular disease in the Portuguese population according to socioeconomic status. We conducted a cross-sectional study using data from the fourth National Health Survey on a representative sample of the Portuguese population. Socioeconomic inequalities in cardiovascular disease, risk factors and number of medical visits were analyzed using odds ratios according to socioeconomic status (household equivalent income) in the adult population (35-74 years). Comparisons focused on the top and bottom 50% and 10% of household income distribution. Of the 21 807 individuals included, 53.3% were female, and mean age was 54 ± 11 years. Cardiovascular disease, stroke, ischemic heart disease, hypertension, diabetes, obesity and physical inactivity were associated with lower socioeconomic status, while smoking was associated with higher status; number of medical visits and psychological distress showed no association. When present, inequality was greater at the extremes of income distribution. The results reveal an association between morbidity, lifestyle and socioeconomic status. They also suggest that besides improved access to effective medical intervention, there is a need for a comprehensive strategy for health promotion and disease prevention that takes account of individual, cultural and socioeconomic characteristics. Copyright © 2012 Sociedade Portuguesa de Cardiologia. Published by Elsevier España. All rights reserved.

  17. High relative frequency of thyroid papillary carcinoma in northern Portugal.

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    Sambade, M C; Gonçalves, V S; Dias, M; Sobrinho-Simões, M A

    1983-05-01

    Two hundred and twelve papillary and 40 follicular carcinomas were found in 3002 thyroid glands examined from 1931 to 1975 in four Laboratories of Pathology that fairly cover northern Portugal. There was a striking preponderance of women both in papillary (female:male = 6.9:1) and follicular carcinoma (5.7:1). Sex-specific frequency of malignancy was significantly greater in men (13.3%) than in women (8.8%). The overall papillary/follicular ratio was 5.3:1 and did not significantly change throughout the study period. Papillary/follicular ratio was not significantly greater in litoral (5.5:1) than in regions with a low iodine intake and a relatively high prevalence of goiter (3.5:1). It is advanced that this high relative frequency of papillary carcinoma in northern Portugal, even in goiter areas, may reflect the existence of a racial factor since there is not enough evidence to support the influence of dietary iodine, previous irradiation and concurrent thyroiditis.

  18. RESEARCH ON GEOGRAPHY TEACHING AND TEACHER EDUCATION IN PORTUGAL

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    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

  19. Ditched enclosures in Southern Portugal: an Archaeoastronomical view

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    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.

  20. Trichinella britovi in a red fox (Vulpes vulpes) from Portugal.

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    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. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  1. Formaldehyde and acetaldehyde emissions from residential wood combustion in Portugal

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    Cerqueira, Mário; Gomes, Luís; Tarelho, Luís; Pio, Casimiro

    2013-06-01

    A series of experiments were conducted to characterize formaldehyde and acetaldehyde emissions from residential combustion of common wood species growing in Portugal. Five types of wood were investigated: maritime pine (Pinus pinaster), eucalyptus (Eucalyptus globulus), cork oak (Quercus suber), holm oak (Quercus rotundifolia) and pyrenean oak (Quercus pyrenaica). Laboratory experiments were performed with a typical wood stove used for domestic heating in Portugal and operating under realistic home conditions. Aldehydes were sampled from diluted combustion flue gas using silica cartridges coated with 2,4-dinitrophenylhydrazine and analyzed by high performance liquid chromatography with diode array detection. The average formaldehyde to acetaldehyde concentration ratio (molar basis) in the stove flue gas was in the range of 2.1-2.9. Among the tested wood types, pyrenean oak produced the highest emissions for both formaldehyde and acetaldehyde: 1772 ± 649 and 1110 ± 454 mg kg-1 biomass burned (dry basis), respectively. By contrast, maritime pine produced the lowest emissions: 653 ± 151 and 371 ± 162 mg kg-1 biomass (dry basis) burned, respectively. Aldehydes were sampled separately during distinct periods of the holm oak wood combustion cycles. Significant variations in the flue gas concentrations were found, with higher values measured during the devolatilization stage than in the flaming and smoldering stages.

  2. Teaching and research on Developmental Biology in Portugal.

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    Thorsteinsdóttir, Sólveig; Rodrigues, Gabriela; Crespo, Eduardo G

    2009-01-01

    Developmental Biology has established itself as a solid field of teaching and research in Portugal. Its history is recent, generally considered to have started with the pioneering work of Augusto Celestino da Costa at the beginning of the 20th century. However, research groups were very few and, until the early 1990s, teaching beyond morphological and comparative embryology was uncommon. In 1994, the first university course dedicated to Developmental Biology as a separate field from Embryology was created at the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon and a course on Plant Differentiation and Morphogenesis was also initiated. A Masters programme in Developmental Biology followed at the Lusofona University in 1996. Subsequently, modules of Developmental Biology were included in many Embryology courses and eventually more Developmental Biology courses were created. From 1999 onwards, the number of research groups working in Developmental Biology started to increase, many of which were initiated by researchers who had had the opportunity to pursue their PhD and/or post-doc studies abroad. The Instituto Gulbenkian de Cincia (Gulbenkian Institute of Science) became the first home of most of these groups, but several later spread to other institutions. This increased activity in turn has stimulated teaching of Developmental Biology and more students have been getting interested in the field. This positive feedback loop makes it a nice time to be teaching and working in Developmental Biology in Portugal.

  3. Transposition of the EU cogeneration directive: A vision for Portugal

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    Moreira, Nuno Afonso; Monteiro, Eliseu; Ferreira, Sergio

    2007-01-01

    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. (author)

  4. Blepharitis due to in a cat from northern Portugal

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    Paulo Pimenta

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available Case summary We report a clinical case of blepharitis due to Cryptococcus neoformans yeasts in a 2-year-old stray cat from northern Portugal (Vila Real without concurrent naso-ocular signs. Ophthalmological examination revealed mucopurulent discharge from an open wound in the right upper and lower lids. Slit-lamp biomicroscopy showed a normal anterior segment, and intraocular pressure was within the normal reference interval. No fundoscopic alterations were detected in either eye by direct and indirect ophthalmoscopic examination. Cytological examination of an appositional smear showed numerous polymorphic neutrophils and macrophages, together with spherical yeast cells compatible with Cryptococcus species. Molecular analysis by means of PCR and restriction fragment length polymorphism identified C neoformans genotype VNI. The cat was treated with itraconazole, and amoxicillin and clavulanic acid, combined with a commercial ear ointment and an imidacloprid/moxidectin spot-on application for bilateral parasitic otitis caused by Otodectes cynotis . One month after treatment, the clinical signs were completely resolved. Localised cutaneous lesions, as in the present case, probably result from contamination of cat-scratch injuries with viable encapsulated yeasts. Relevance and novel information This is, to the best of our knowledge, the first clinical report of feline blepharitis due to C neoformans without concurrent naso-ocular signs. The current findings, together with those from recent reports of the infection in domestic animals, should alert the veterinary community both in Portugal and in Europe to this underdiagnosed disease.

  5. Direct treatment costs of HIV/AIDS in Portugal

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    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.

  6. Spatial and temporal variability of precipitation and drought in Portugal

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    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.

  7. Training requirements for agro-food industry in Portugal

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    Pedro D. Gaspar

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    Full Text Available 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 analysis of the training provision and the training organizations; (3 analysis of market trends; (4 definition of a training strategy; and (5 adjustment and development of training strategies for the agro-food sector. This last activity comprised the development of training curricula, suitable for the food sector as a whole and adjusted for the specific needs of some traditional industries, in order to promote the development and competitiveness of the agro-food industry in Portugal. Such training curricula aimed to promote the uptake of innovative technologies and methodologies, increase the ability of agro-food industries to invest and take risks, and enable adoption of European Community standards for production and marketing. Gaps in training supply were identified and the training provision was updated according to the needs of the agro-food companies. It was determined that companies need and demand knowledge and innovation to increase their competitive position for internationalization purposes. It was possible to define a training strategy based on market-orientation for agro-food differentiation.

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

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

    2011-11-04

    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.

  9. ESSAY ON THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE COLLECTIVE PROTECTION IN PORTUGAL

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    Luciano Picoli Gagno

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    Full Text Available This essay aims to examine certain aspects concerning collective judicial process by the light of some Portuguese cases, having as base the collective judicial protection understood as a fundamental right. With regard to the employed research method, the approach is the qualitative one, while the method is the deductive and the technique is the bibliographic e jurisprudential research. The theoretical framework is based on the doctrine and theory of some of the cited authors during the research. Among them are Robert Alexy, Mauro Cappelletti and Bryant Garth. In addition, this paper is divided into three sections: the first one is a brief study on access to justice clarified as a fundamental right of the citizen. In the second section a parallel is made with the first one, but the collective judicial protection is therefore seen as a fundamental right. In the third and last section we have the analysis of four cases of two superior courts of Portugal, being them the Supreme Court of Justice (STJ and the Supreme Administrative Court (STA, in order to understand the collective process in Portugal and to see which points that can offer a contribution for the brazilian collective procedural technic. As a result, it is found that collective judicial protection is inevitable and immanent for a substantial vision of the fundamental right of access to justice, understood like a orders of optimization, that may his realization in the biggest measure is possible

  10. As armas dos fracos: estratégias, táticas e repercussões identitárias na dinâmica do acesso à saúde na fronteira Brasil/Paraguai

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    Valdir Aragão Nascimento

    Full Text Available Resumo O presente artigo objetiva expor e discutir algumas táticas e estratégias adotadas por paraguaios indocumentados para ter acesso à saúde por meio do SUS no Brasil. A pesquisa de campo realizou-se especificamente entre a cidade paraguaia de Pedro Juan Caballero e a cidade brasileira de Ponta Porã. Outro objetivo é discutir as relações socioculturais de caráter identitário que essas táticas e estratégias engendram e oportunizam na faixa de fronteira em questão. No tocante às táticas e estratégias, elencamos as concepções teóricas de Michel de Certeau a respeito dessas categorias. Fredrik Barth e seus conceitos atinentes aos grupos étnicos dão a tônica de nossa análise acerca das diversas, e por vezes divergentes, identidades étnicas oriundas das inter-relações estabelecidas na dinâmica que propicia a existência de táticas e estratégias – no tocante ao acesso à saúde – na fronteira do Brasil com o Paraguai.

  11. Intertextualidade, metaficção e autoficção: Fronteiras da narrativa de ficção na literatura do início do século XXI

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    Marcelo de Araujo

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    Full Text Available Na literatura da segunda metade do século XX, existem várias obras em que é explícita a alusão e até mesmo a apropriação de personagens e de ideias de outras obras literárias. Narrativas de ficção que têm como tema a própria produção de narrativas de ficção se tornaram também frequentes na literatura contemporânea. Em algumas obras literárias, a linha que perpassa a fronteira entre a figura do autor e a do narrador se tornou bastante fluida. O objetivo deste artigo é examinar como algumas obras literárias bem recentes, produzidas nos últimos dez anos, têm levado a intertextualidade, a metaficção, e a autoficção às últimas consequências. Essas obras, como pretendo mostrar, exploram as fronteiras da literatura com as artes visuais, com o plágio, com relatos autobiográficos, e com o universo de textos publicados sob a forma de postagens nas redes sociais. Em algumas dessas obras, não é sequer evidente se temos diante de nós um “texto”, no sentido tradicional da palavra, ou alguma coisa diferente.

  12. Empirical rainfall thresholds for landslide occurrence in Portugal

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    Zêzere, José Luis; Vaz, Teresa; Pereira, Susana; Oliveira, Sérgio C.; Marques, Rui; Garcia, Ricardo A. C.

    2015-04-01

    Rainfall is the most important physical process responsible for the landslide triggering in Portugal. Following the work of Zêzere et al. (2014), we present the state of the art concerning the proposition of empirical rainfall thresholds in Portugal for different types of landslides observed in different zones of the country: the Lisbon region, the Douro Valley and the NW Mountains, and the Povoação Municipality in São Miguel Island (Azores). The empirical thresholds applied in Portugal are based on the identification of 120 landslide events and include (i) the computation of antecedent rainfall threshold defined by linear regression, (ii) the normalization of rainfall by the mean annual precipitation, (iii) the definition of combined rainfall thresholds, which integrates the rainfall event and the antecedent rainfall for different time periods, and (iv) the definition of lower limit and upper limit rainfall thresholds. The intensity-duration (ID) threshold is the empirical rainfall threshold more used worldwide. In mainland Portugal, the highest ID rainfall threshold is registered in the NW Mountains, which is the rainiest zone of the country. The Lisbon Region typically receives less rain per year and the corresponding ID threshold is lower than that obtained in the north part of the country. The Povoação study area evidence a contrasting situation, which is associated to the highest value of the negative exponential of the threshold (-0.66). As a consequence, for short duration (1,000 h) it is below the remaining thresholds. The normalization of the ID threshold by the mean annual precipitation (MAP) has showed that, in relative terms: (i) the ID threshold is highest in Lisbon Region for duration less than 50 h; (ii) in the north of the country, the ID threshold is more exigent in the Douro Valley than in the NW Mountains and (iii) the ID threshold in Povoação Municipality is lower when compared with the other areas, independently on the considered

  13. Educação e saúde: ensino e cidadania como travessia de fronteiras Education and health: teaching and citizenship to bridge boundaries

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    Ricardo Burg Ceccim

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available O artigo procura construir, a partir de uma memória da Reforma Sanitária Brasileira e de aproximações entre as áreas científicas da Educação e da Saúde, uma micropercepção (matéria para o pensar, aprender, conhecer emergência de um domínio de conhecimento designado por Educação e Ensino da Saúde. Esse domínio emergente estaria bastante associado invenção da Saúde Coletiva, no campo científico da saúde, e com à invenção do Controle Social em Saúde, no campo da intervenção política nesse setor. O novo domínio de conhecimento seria caracterizado por uma implicação singular do ensino com a cidadania, permitindo a travessia de fronteiras entre educação e saúde pela via da educação permanente em saúde. Os temas do ensino e da cidadania são problematizados com o auxílio explícito ou não (via seus leitores de alguns pensadores da filosofia e do contemporâneo, como Michel Foucault, Michel Serres, Gilles Deleuze, Félix Guattari, Francisco Varela, Humberto Maturana e Ilya Prigogine.The article seeks to build, based on a memory of the Brazilian Sanitary Reform and on approximations between the scientific areas of Education and Health, a microperception (matter for thought, learning, and getting to know about the surfacing of a domain of knowledge designated by Health Education and Teaching. This emerging domain would seem to be largely associated to the invention of Collective Health, in the scientific field of health, and to the invention of Social Control in Health, in the field of political intervention in this sector. The new knowledge domain would be characterized by a singular implication of teaching with citizenship, allowing the bridging of the boundaries between education and health via permanent education in health. The teaching and citizenship themes are problematized with explicit help or not (via its readers from a few philosophers and contemporaneous thinkers such as Michel Foucault, Michel Serres

  14. Atenção básica à saúde na fronteira Brasil-Uruguai: um olhar a partir dos gestores

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    Carla Gabriela Cavini Bontempo

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    Full Text Available O presente trabalho aborda o acesso à atenção básica na fronteira Brasil-Uruguai, tida como uma das mais porosas e na qual ocorre muita interação entre a população que habita ambos os países, a partir de pesquisa de campo realizada em três pares de cidades-gêmeas durante o ano de 2012. Através de entrevistas semiestruturadas com gestores municipais e de saúde brasileiros e uruguaios, foi possível apreender que embora haja o reconhecimento por parte dos gestores de que a saúde deveria ter acesso universal, na fala de grande parte deles o acesso somente é permitido aos cidadãos (cidadania entendida como nacionalidade, e ao estrangeiro são disponibilizados serviços que não tenham um custo elevado, ou que não tenha remuneração por procedimento, como é o caso de participação em grupos de idosos, hipertensos e diabéticos. Por parte dos gestores brasileiros houve menção ao desejo de oferecer à população do país vizinho acesso ao serviço brasileiro, mas foi apontada a burocracia e a rigidez da necessidade de apresentação do cartão nacional do sistema único de saúde (Cartão SUS como empecilho na efetivação do atendimento ao não-nacional. Por parte do Uruguai, que dentre as cidades pesquisadas detinha uma melhor infraestrutura em saúde, o atendimento aos brasileiros em casos de emergência se dá de forma menos burocrática nos hospitais, sendo possível também o acesso ao setor privado mediante pagamento. Toda essa burocracia também desvela as dificuldades em se programar ações de cooperação em saúde entre os países, em possíveis trocas de serviços especializados.

  15. O cooperativismo e a gestão dos riscos de mercado: análise da fronteira de eficiência do agronegócio paranaense

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    Full Text Available O artigo discute a gestão dos riscos de mercado do agronegócio, a influência das cooperativas agroindustriais nesta prática e avalia o portfólio de produção de commodities agropecuárias do Paraná, considerando a relação retorno-risco. Por meio da construção de uma fronteira de eficiência foi possível verificar quais seriam as mudanças necessárias no portfólio de produção do estado visando à eficiência econômica (definida neste trabalho como o trade-off entre retorno e risco. O artigo também avalia o grau de participação das cooperativas agroindustriais na produção dos itens considerados no modelo e quais as possíveis influências que este tipo de organização poderia exercer nas alterações das preferências de produção. Por meio de questionários e entrevistas com gestores de cooperativas foi avaliada a disposição em incentivar mudanças nos portfólios de produção das cooperativas e dos cooperados. Verificou-se que os principais motivos que influenciam as decisões sobre produção estão relacionados a aspectos econômicos e racionais, como foco estratégico da cooperativa e resistências dos cooperados. No contexto paranaense, os motivos relacionados a aspectos políticos ou sociais, inerentes às características organizacionais das cooperativas, não exercem influência significativa nas decisões sobre diversificação como instrumento para a gestão dos riscos de mercado.

  16. O uso das redes sociais por jornalistas em Portugal

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    Ana Sofia Veloso

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    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

  17. Portugal: Lisbon seeks to juggle power sell-off, oil deregulation and advent of gas

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    A profile of Portugal's energy sector is presented and the energy balance (1993) in terms of oil, gas, coal, electricity and other sources is located. Topics discussed include the import of natural gas supplies from Algeria by 1996; the construction of a 400km natural gas pipeline; the breakup of the Electricidada de Portugal into separate units, and the impact of liberation and privatisation on the power sector. The first large-scale private power generation, and deregulation and competition in Portugal's oil industry are also examined in this article. (UK)

  18. Brasil e Portugal: nova dinâmica migratória contemporânea

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    A história migratória compartilhada entre Brasil e Portugal foi marcada, durante séculos, pela vinda de portugueses para o Brasil. No entanto, nas últimas décadas, o Brasil, tradicional país de imigração, se transformou num país de emigração, sendo Portugal um dos países preferenciais de destino desta corrente migratória. Portugal, por sua vez, experimenta o movimento oposto: em paralelo aos movimentos populacionais de saída, assiste-se a uma crescente entrada de imigrantes em território port...

  19. The Ançã limestones, Coimbra, Portugal

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

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    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 (building constructed at the end of the XIX century with the less porous varieties of the Ançã limestones. Most of the traditional quarries are abandoned and those still in activity are mainly used to produce crushed aggregates, limestone

  20. Occupational exposure in Portugal in the 1999 - 2003 period

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    Martins, M.B.; Abrantes, J.N.; Alves, J.G.

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    The annual effective doses evaluated by the Individual Monitoring Service of the Radiological Protection and Nuclear Safety Department (D.P.R.S.N.) of the Nuclear and Technological Institute (I.T.N.) in Portugal, in the 5-year period from 1999 - 2003, are analysed and presented in this paper. In this period, the I.M.S. at I.T.N.-D.P.R.S.N. monitored nearly 91% of all the monitored population in Portugal. In 2003, approximately 9,000 professionally exposed workers from 970 facilities spread from all over the country were monitored. The workers are organized in four fields of activity, namely conventional industry, research, medicine and mining. In the period from 1999 to 2003, the workers from the medical sector represented 80-85% of the monitored population. In Portugal there are no nuclear power plants but there is a nuclear research reactor at I.T.N. premises. People working at the reactor were included in the research field. In this period, the number of workers involved in the mining field decreased as the exploration of natural Uranium ore was gradually discontinued. During this period there were two monitoring systems operating at the I.M.S. of I.T.N.-D.P.R.S.N., one based on film and the other one based on thermoluminescence detectors (TLD). An effort was made to transfer people monitored by film to TLD and in 2003 nearly 6,500 workers (approx.) were monitored with this methodology. Workers shifted from film to TLD monitoring method were taken into account and considered only once. In this work, the annual whole body doses evaluated in the period 1999 to 2003 were considered. The distribution of workers in each field of activity was determined and the distribution of workers by dose intervals in each field is presented. The annual average doses were computed for the total monitored population and for the exposed workers in each field of activity. The annual collective doses in each field of activity and the total collective doses were also determined and

  1. Using cellular automata to simulate forest fire propagation in Portugal

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    Freire, Joana; daCamara, Carlos

    2017-04-01

    Wildfires in the Mediterranean region have severe damaging effects mainly due to large fire events [1, 2]. When restricting to Portugal, wildfires have burned over 1:4 million ha in the last decade. Considering the increasing tendency in the extent and severity of wildfires [1, 2], the availability of modeling tools of fire episodes is of crucial importance. Two main types of mathematical models are generally available, namely deterministic and stochastic models. Deterministic models attempt a description of fires, fuel and atmosphere as multiphase continua prescribing mass, momentum and energy conservation, which typically leads to systems of coupled PDEs to be solved numerically on a grid. Simpler descriptions, such as FARSITE, neglect the interaction with atmosphere and propagate the fire front using wave techniques. One of the most important stochastic models are Cellular Automata (CA), in which space is discretized into cells, and physical quantities take on a finite set of values at each cell. The cells evolve in discrete time according to a set of transition rules, and the states of the neighboring cells. In the present work, we implement and then improve a simple and fast CA model designed to operationally simulate wildfires in Portugal. The reference CA model chosen [3] has the advantage of having been applied successfully in other Mediterranean ecosystems, namely to historical fires in Greece. The model is defined on a square grid with propagation to 8 nearest and next-nearest neighbors, where each cell is characterized by 4 possible discrete states, corresponding to burning, not-yet burned, fuel-free and completely burned cells, with 4 possible rules of evolution which take into account fuel properties, meteorological conditions, and topography. As a CA model, it offers the possibility to run a very high number of simulations in order to verify and apply the model, and is easily modified by implementing additional variables and different rules for the

  2. The Counter-Reformation, Diplomacy, and Art Patronage in Portugal under Cardinal-Infant D. Henrique of Portugal: A Legacy to Serve Church and Kingdom

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    Milton Pedro Dias Pacheco

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    Full Text Available Commonly known as the Cardinal-King, Don Henrique of Portugal was a Portuguese royal-blood infant who was destined to become a prince of the Church. He was a preeminent figure of the sixteenth century: the period of the political, economic, religious, and cultural expansion of the Portuguese Empire, and of the Counter-Reformation. During his service to the Roman Catholic Church, D. Henrique occupied the seats of the three Portuguese archdioceses, was chosen to govern some of the wealthiest religious orders, and represented the Holy Office in Portugal. He was also nominated cardinal and legate a latere to Portugal. The Cardinal-Infant was responsible for an unprecedented architectural innovation in Portugal and beyond, reforming, expanding, and erecting several buildings. This study focuses on the institutional projects and material reforms in Portugal initiated by Cardinal-King D. Henrique through complex diplomatic relations between the Portuguese Crown and the Holy See during the sixteenth century. Its main objective is to create a basis for further research into his architectural patronage while occupying his several positions of ecclesiastical and lay authority.

  3. Spatio-temporal evolution of forest fires in Portugal

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    Tonini, Marj; Pereira, Mário G.; Parente, Joana

    2017-04-01

    A key issue in fire management is the ability to explore and try to predict where and when fires are more likely to occur. This information can be useful to understand the triggering factors of ignitions and for planning strategies to reduce forest fires, to manage the sources of ignition and to identify areas and frame period at risk. Therefore, producing maps displaying forest fires location and their occurrence in time can be of great help for accurately forecasting these hazardous events. In a fire prone country as Portugal, where thousands of events occurs each year, it is involved to drive information about fires over densities and recurrences just by looking at the original arrangement of the mapped ignition points or burnt areas. In this respect, statistical methods originally developed for spatio-temporal stochastic point processes can be employed to find a structure within these large datasets. In the present study, the authors propose an approach to analyze and visualize the evolution in space and in time of forest fires occurred in Portugal during a long frame period (1990 - 2013). Data came from the Portuguese mapped burnt areas official geodatabase (by the Institute for the Conservation of Nature and Forests), which is the result of interpreted satellite measurements. The following statistical analyses were performed: the geographically-weighted summary statistics, to analyze the local variability of the average burned area; the space-time Kernel density, to elaborate smoothed density surfaces representing over densities of fires classed by size and on North vs South region. Finally, we emploied the volume rendering thecnique to visualize the spatio-temporal evolution of these events into a unique map: this representation allows visually inspecting areas and time-step more affected from a high aggregation of forest fires. It results that during the whole investigated period over densities are mainly located in the northern regions, while in the

  4. Democratising intersectionality? participatory structures and equality policies in Portugal

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    Alba Alonso Alvarez

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    Full Text Available Scholarly work on intersectionality has shown some concern on whether this policy strategy is implemented in a participatory manner. The case of Portugal has been of particular interest since the country features a long tradition of involving civil society in the making of equality policies. This article revisits the Portuguese case in order to analyse recent developments. First, the participatory and coordinated approach adopted so far to deal with inequalities is described. Second, the analysis focuses on gender-based violence policies to help capturing new advancements. These policies have been recently enlarged to tackle the situation of women at the intersections and civil society actors have been actively involved in the policy-making process. In particular, the case of policies to combat female genital mutilation illustrates how participatory structures contribute to bring an intersectional perspective. The analysis of the Portuguese case allows thus reflecting on the potential benefits of democratising intersectionality as well as its limits.

  5. Health care to immigrant and Portuguese pregnant women in Portugal

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    Emília de Carvalho Coutinho

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    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.

  6. Labour Human Rights in Portugal: Challenges to Their Effectiveness

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    Full Text Available This article discusses the relationship between Portugal and the International Labour Organization (ILO, considering the extent to which the ILO’s system of international labour standards is recognised at the national level in the context of labour law and labour relations, and observes the ILO’s special procedures (complaints and representations in the field of international labour human rights. The use of the ILO’s system of complaints and representations by national social actors is relevant for the configuration of the Portuguese labour relations system, considering that the changes and tensions emerging from labour relations gain expression and voice within these mechanisms. In order to assess the effectiveness of national laws and regulations, we analyse the effects of ILO’s special control mechanisms on the state, law and labour relations system. Indeed, the use of the ILO’s complaints and representations system seems to reveal the ineffectiveness of labour human rights in Portugal. The ILO’s special procedures are analysed according to three functions: a political function as a result of the mediation state/labour civil society; an instrumental/procedural function referring to the regulation of conflicts; and a symbolic function related to the setting/expression of social expectations. The soft law characteristics associated with this mechanism as well as its results are also considered. En este artículo se analiza la relación entre Portugal y la Organización Internacional del Trabajo (OIT, teniendo en cuenta el grado en que el sistema de normas laborales internacionales de la OIT es reconocido a nivel nacional en el contexto del derecho laboral y las relaciones laborales, y observa los procedimientos especiales (quejas y reclamaciones de la OIT en el ámbito de los derechos humanos laborales internacionales. Para la configuración del sistema de relaciones laborales portugués, es relevante el uso que actores sociales

  7. Flexigurança em Portugal: que compatibilidade?

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    Classificação JEL: J 42; J 48; J 60; J68. Segundo a Comissão Europeia, a Flexigurança surge como instrumento para a concretização de objectivos económicos e sociais, como a redução do desemprego e da segmentação do mercado de trabalho. Neste contexto, importa analisar a compatibilidade ou não deste modelo que surgiu na Dinamarca, com o caso específico de Portugal. Para tal, são analisados os desafios que os modelos sociais europeus enfrentam, tais como a globalização e consequente aumento ...

  8. Spatio-temporal clustering of wildfires in Portugal

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    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.

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

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    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.

  10. [Pharmacovigilance in Portugal: Activity of the Central Pharmacovigilance Unit].

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    Batel-Marques, Francisco; Mendes, Diogo; Alves, Carlos; Penedones, Ana; Dias, Patricia; Martins, Angelina; Santiago, Luiz Miguel; Fontes-Ribeiro, Carlos; Caramona, Margarida; Macedo, Tice

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    The aim of this study was to characterize the spontaneous reports of adverse events that were received by the Central Portugal Regional Pharmacovigilance Unit. Spontaneous reports received between 01/2001 and 12/2013 were considered. The annual reporting ratios were estimated. The cases were characterized according to their seriousness, previous description, causality assessment, origin and professional group of the reporter, type of adverse event and pharmacotherapeutic groups of the suspected drugs most frequently reported. The Pharmacovigilance Unit received 2408 reports that contained 5749 adverse events. In 2013, the reporting rate was estimated at 171 reports per million inhabitants. Fifty-five percent of the reports were assessed as serious. Ninety percent of the cases were assessed as being at least possibly related with the suspected drug. The suspected drugs most frequently reported were anti-infectives for systemic use (n = 809, 33%). The most frequently reported adverse events were "Skin and subcutaneous tissue disorders" (n = 1139, 20%). There were 154 (6.4%) reports resulting in life-threatening situations and/or death, and 88 (3.6%) containing at least one adverse event assessed as serious, unknown and certain or probable. The present results are in line with those found in other studies, namely the seriousness and type of the adverse events and the pharmacotherapeutic groups of the most frequently reported suspected drugs. In the last years, the Central Portugal Regional Pharmacovigilance Unit has registered a growth in the reporting rate in general, as well as an increase in the reporting of unknown and serious adverse drug reactions.

  11. Influence of meteorological conditions on RSV infection in Portugal.

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    Oliveira-Santos, M; Santos, J A; Soares, J; Dias, A; Quaresma, M

    2016-12-01

    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.

  12. El voto religioso en España y Portugal

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    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.

  13. Evaluation of Mycosphaerella impact on eucalypts plantations in Portugal

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    Márcia Silva

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available Mycosphaerella leaf disease (MLD is one of the most important diseases of eucalypts plantations worldwide. However, only recently it has become relevant in Portugal. Caused by a complex of Mycosphaerella species, this disease reduces the photosynthetic area and can cause tree defoliation. In extreme cases it causes reduction in the volume of wood produced. In order to relate the observed symptoms of MLD with the presence of the pathogen and at the same time obtaining an evaluation of eucalypt clones and family susceptibility, two experimental plantations were established in places where the disease has been detected. Data on the percentage of affected crown (necrosis or defoliation were collected and some of the Mycosphaerella species present were identified (M. africana, M. communis, M. grandis, M. lateralis, M. marksii, M. nubilosa, M. parva, M. vespa and M. walkeri.A doença das manchas das folhas do eucalipto é uma das mais importantes nas plantações de eucalipto, tendo-se só recentemente tornado relevante em Portugal. Esta doença, causada por um complexo de espécies de Mycosphaerella, reduz a área fotossintética da árvore, podendo causar desfolha, com consequente redução da taxa de crescimento e do volume de madeira produzido. Com o objectivo de relacionar os sintomas observados com a presença do agente patogénico e avaliar a susceptibilidade de clones e famílias de eucalipto, foram estabelecidas duas plantações experimentais em locais onde foi detectada a doença. Foram recolhidos dados relativos à percentagem de área da copa afectada (por necroses ou desfolha e identificadas as espécies de Mycosphaerella associadas (M. africana, M. communis, M. grandis, M. lateralis, M. marksii, M. nubilosa, M. parva, M. vespa e M. walkeri.

  14. Managerialism and professional strategies: a case from nurses in Portugal.

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    Carvalho, Teresa

    2012-01-01

    There have been profound changes in the Portuguese national health system (NHS), instigated under the influence of managerialism and the new public management (NPM) "philosophy". These changes have been in line with what has happened in other developed countries. At the beginning of the new century, important reforms that emphasised the efficient use of scarce resources were implemented. The objective of this study is to understand how nurses are adapting to a more managerial environment, one in which economic rationalism and market-driven initiatives are the key principles behind the health reforms. A qualitative study was developed, based on semi-structured interviews with 83 nurses with managerial duties in ten hospitals in Portugal. All interviews were tape-recorded and each interviewee's discourses were subjected to content analysis. Data analysis led to the conclusion that under the new logic of the market and managerialism, these professionals have tried to (re)define their professionalisation route by emphasising the importance of care but also by trying to incorporate management as their dominant role in the social division of work. In reconfiguring their notion of professionalism, nurses were incorporating new practices in their day-to-day activities. This empirical study confirms that professionalism can also be conceptualised as a technology of self-control being able to discipline professionals at the micro level. This research is an empirical study based on the effects of managerialism on nurses with managerial duties in Portugal. This study contributes to a better understanding of the complex process of the professionalisation of nurses in a context of institutional change.

  15. Grandparents in multigenerational households: the case of Portugal.

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    Albuquerque, Paula C

    2011-09-01

    Population ageing has paved the way for important and lasting multigenerational bonds, particularly between grandparents and grandchildren. Proximity is a powerful enhancer of relations, and co-residence, by involving continual proximity and long-term commitment, is particularly facilitative of significant linkages between generations. Although co-residence has generally been decreasing in Western societies, in the last decades of the millennium, a trend reversal was identified in the proportion of multigenerational households in the USA. Using data drawn from the European Community Household Panel, 1994-2001, some descriptive insights are provided that were considered to be missing in regard to the socio-demographic composition of extended households with grandparents in Portugal. Additionally, this study finds a rising trend in the proportion of multigenerational households, specifically those that include both grandparents and grandchildren. Portugal is possibly the European country that has the highest probability of exhibiting this pattern of evolution, because of the combination of its being a welfare state with limited resources, its historical reliance on family solidarity and its high level of participation of women in the labor market. Co-residence is a type of intergenerational transfer that can benefit any of the generations involved, but the direction of its net flow is still open to debate. A breakdown is made of its trend into age, period and cohort effects, in order to contribute to the discussion of the relative importance of the different generations in the shared living arrangement. Our findings suggest a mixture of interests, as well as a predominant influence of contemporary circumstances in the observed trend. These contemporary circumstances may be persistent or transient, but co-residence with grandparents is certainly an enduring mechanism, which households use in order to meet their needs.

  16. [Thromboprophylaxis in critically ill children in Spain and Portugal].

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    Rodríguez Núñez, A; Fonte, M; Faustino, E V S

    2015-03-01

    Although critically ill children may be at risk from developing deep venous thrombosis (DVT), data on its incidence and effectiveness of thromboprophylaxis are lacking. To describe the use of thromboprophylaxis in critically ill children in Spain and Portugal, and to compare the results with international data. Secondary analysis of the multinational study PROTRACT, carried out in 59 PICUs from 7 developed countries (4 from Portugal and 6 in Spain). Data were collected from patients less than 18 years old, who did not receive therapeutic thromboprophylaxis. A total of 308 patients in Spanish and Portuguese (Iberian) PICUS were compared with 2176 admitted to international PICUs. Risk factors such as femoral vein (P=.01), jugular vein central catheter (P<.001), cancer (P=.03), and sepsis (P<.001), were more frequent in Iberian PICUs. The percentage of patients with pharmacological thromboprophylaxis was similar in both groups (15.3% vs. 12.0%). Low molecular weight heparin was used more frequently in Iberian patients (P<.001). In treated children, prior history of thrombosis (P=.02), femoral vein catheter (P<.001), cancer (P=.02) and cranial trauma or craniectomy (P=.006), were more frequent in Iberian PICUs. Mechanical thromboprophylaxis was used in only 6.8% of candidates in Iberian PICUs, compared with 23.8% in the international PICUs (P<.001). Despite the presence of risk factors for DVT in many patients, thromboprophylaxis is rarely prescribed, with low molecular weight heparin being the most used drug. Passive thromboprophylaxis use is anecdotal. There should be a consensus on guidelines of thromboprophylaxis in critically ill children. Copyright © 2014 Asociación Española de Pediatría. Published by Elsevier España, S.L.U. All rights reserved.

  17. Thromboprophylaxis in critically ill children in Spain and Portugal

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    Nñnez, A. Rodríguez; Fonte, M.; Faustino, E.V.S.

    2015-01-01

    Introduction Although critically ill children may be at risk from developing deep venous thrombosis (DVT), data on its incidence and effectiveness of thromboprophylaxis are lacking. Objective To describe the use of thromboprophylaxis in critically ill children in Spain and Portugal, and to compare the results with international data. Material and methods Secondary analysis of the multinational study PROTRACT, carried out in 59 PICUs from 7 developed countries (4 from Portugal and 6 in Spain). Data were collected from patients less than 18 years old, who did not receive therapeutic thromboprophylaxis. Results A total of 308 patients in Spanish and Portuguese (Iberian) PICUS were compared with 2176 admitted to international PICUs. Risk factors such as femoral vein (P = .01), jugular vein central catheter (P < .001), cancer (P = .03), and sepsis (P < .001), were more frequent in Iberian PICUs. The percentage of patients with pharmacological thromboprophylaxis was similar in both groups (15.3% vs. 12.0%). Low molecular weight heparin was used more frequently in Iberian patients (P < .001). In treated children, prior history of thrombosis (P = .02), femoral vein catheter (P < .001), cancer (P = .02) and cranial trauma or craniectomy (P = .006), were more frequent in Iberian PICUs. Mechanical thromboprophylaxis was used in only 6.8% of candidates in Iberian PICUs, compared with 23.8% in the international PICUs (P < .001). Conclusions Despite the presence of risk factors for DVT in many patients, thromboprophylaxis is rarely prescribed, with low molecular weight heparin being the most used drug. Passive thromboprophylaxis use is anecdotal. There should be a consensus on guidelines of thromboprophylaxis in critically ill children. PMID:24907863

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

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    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. Assessment of undiscovered oil and gas resources of the Lusitanian Basin Province, Portugal, 2016

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    Schenk, Christopher J.; Tennyson, Marilyn E.; Klett, Timothy R.; Finn, Thomas M.; Mercier, Tracey J.; Gaswirth, Stephanie B.; Marra, Kristen R.; Le, Phuong A.; Hawkins, Sarah J.; Leathers-Miller, Heidi M.; Paxton, Stanley T.

    2016-11-04

    Using a geology-based assessment methodology, the U.S. Geological Survey assessed mean undiscovered, technically recoverable resources of 121 million barrels of oil and 212 billion cubic feet of gas in the Lusitanian Basin Province, Portugal.

  20. Twelve Years of Kawasaki Disease in Portugal: Epidemiology in Hospitalized Children.

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    Pinto, Fátima F; Laranjo, Sérgio; Mota Carmo, Miguel; Brito, Maria João; Cruz Ferreira, Rui

    2017-04-01

    Kawasaki disease (KD) is the leading cause of acquired heart disease in developed countries. Reported incidences vary worldwide but incidence of KD has not been established in Portugal. The aims of the study were to describe the epidemiologic characteristics and estimate incidence rates of KD among hospitalized children in Portugal. This study was a descriptive, population-based study, which used hospital discharge records of patients Portugal, 63 hospitalizations were transfers of patients between hospitals and there were no relapses. The mean age at admission was 2.8 years, with male predominance (male-to-female ratio: 1.6:1). Children Portugal. The highest incidences occurred among male children 1-4 years of age and in spring/winter.

  1. The Education of Social Assistants in Portugal: Trends in Critical thinking

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    Cláudia Mônica dos Santos

    2016-12-01

    current education of social workers. It finds that so-called Critical Social Work encompasses different and diverging trends, which are quite diluted in Portugal, expressed by a limited number of professors and individualized methods.

  2. Natural occurence of Wolbachia-infected and uninfected Trichogramma species in tomato fields in Portugal

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    Gonçalves, C.I.; Huigens, M.E.; Verbaarschot, P.G.H.; Duarte, S.; Mexia, A.; Tavares, J.

    2006-01-01

    Minute egg parasitoids of the genus Trichogramma (Hymenoptera; Trichogrammatidae) are promising candidates for biological control of lepidopteran pests in tomato in Portugal. This certainly applies to native Trichogramma strains that have thelytokous reproduction, i.e., produce only daughters. In

  3. Environmental contamination with Toxocara spp. eggs in public parks and playground sandpits of Greater Lisbon, Portugal.

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    Otero, David; Alho, Ana M; Nijsse, Rolf; Roelfsema, Jeroen; Overgaauw, Paul; Madeira de Carvalho, Luís

    2018-01-01

    Toxocarosis is a zoonotic parasitic disease transmitted from companion animals to humans. Environmental contamination with Toxocara eggs is considered to be the main source of human infections. In Portugal, knowledge regarding the current situation, including density, distribution and environmental

  4. Environmental contamination with Toxocara spp. eggs in public parks and playground sandpits of Greater Lisbon, Portugal

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    Otero, David; Alho, Ana M.; Nijsse, Rolf; Roelfsema, Jeroen; Overgaauw, Paul; Madeira de Carvalho, Luís

    2018-01-01

    Toxocarosis is a zoonotic parasitic disease transmitted from companion animals to humans. Environmental contamination with Toxocara eggs is considered to be the main source of human infections. In Portugal, knowledge regarding the current situation, including density, distribution and environmental

  5. Maculinea alcon exploits Myrmica aloba in Portugal

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    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 ...... using M. aloba nests. These results on such peripheral European populations confirm that knowledge of the local host ant species is crucial for the successful protection of these endangered butterflies, and vital for examining the evolution of such interactions......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...

  6. A política de descriminalização de drogas em Portugal

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    Martins,Vera Lúcia

    2013-01-01

    o texto procura apresentar uma análise da política de descriminalização das drogas em Portugal, apontando as principais mudanças ocorridas com a entrada em vigor da Lei n. 30/2000. Apresenta ainda argumentos do constitucionalista liberal norte-americano Gleen Greenwald em defesa da política portuguesa e do sucesso obtido por Portugal na era pós-descriminalização das drogas.

  7. Case study: DBRS sovereign rating of Portugal - analysis of rating methodology and rating decisions

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    Hofmann, Annika

    2017-01-01

    This paper analyzes and assesses the DBRS sovereign credit rating methodology and its rating decisions on Portugal. A replicated rating model on Portugal allows to assess the DBRS rating methodology and to identify country-specific risk factors. An OLS regression compares rating effects of ten fundamental variables among S&P, Moody’s, Fitch Ratings and DBRS. Further, a rating scale model fractionally disentangles DBRS rating grades into their subjective and objective rating components. Both q...

  8. Rehabilitation of renders of old buildings in Portugal: survey, supporting methodology proposal and case studies

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    Carvalho, Carmo Gonçalves de; Flores-Colen, Inês; Faria, Paulina

    2015-01-01

    The main purpose of the research is to present a proposal for a methodology to support the rehabilitation project of renders of old buildings in Portugal. To achieve the objective it was considered essential to define the main types of participants and aspects to integrate the proposal. The research methodology consists in an inquiry presented to professional participants in rehabilitation, a market study of materials and products available in Portugal, the design of a methodology proposal an...

  9. Competitiveness in the Southern Euro Area; France, Greece, Italy, Portugal, and Spain

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    Bogdan Lissovolik; Julio Escolano; Stefania Fabrizio; Werner Schule; Herman Z Bennett; Stephen Tokarick; Yuan Xiao; Marialuz Moreno Badia; Eva Gutierrez; Iryna V. Ivaschenko

    2008-01-01

    This collection of studies analyzes developments in nonprice external competitiveness of France, Greece, Italy, Portugal, and Spain. While France, Italy, and Portugal have experienced substantial export market share losses, Greece and Spain performed relatively well. Export market share losses appear associated with rigidities in resource allocation (sectoral, geographical, technological) relative to peers and lower productivity gains in high value-added sectors. Disaggregated analysis of goo...

  10. How the Gold Standard Functioned in Portugal: An Analysis of Some Macroeconomic Aspects

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    António Portugal Duarte; João Sousa Andrade

    2011-01-01

    The purpose of this study is to improve understanding of the gold standard period in Portugal through comparison with other monetary systems that were operated afterwards. Portugal was the first country in Europe to join Great Britain in the gold standard, in 1854, and it adhered to it for quite a long time. The principle of free gold convertibility of the Portuguese currency at a fixed price was abandoned in 1891, even though the classical gold standard as an international monetary system ...

  11. [Cerebrovascular mortality in Portugal: are we overemphasizing hypertension and neglecting atrial fibrillation?].

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    Providência, Rui; Gonçalves, Lino; Ferreira, Maria João

    2013-11-01

    Cerebrovascular disease has long been the leading cause of death in Portugal. Despite improvements in the treatment of hypertension and the resulting decrease in associated mortality, the progressive aging of the population and increased prevalence of atrial fibrillation have prevented the incidence of stroke from falling as much as desired. The authors review the evidence on the situation in Portugal and propose an intervention plan. Copyright © 2013 Sociedade Portuguesa de Cardiologia. Published by Elsevier España. All rights reserved.

  12. Portugal; Request for a Three-Year Arrangement Under the Extended Fund Facility

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    2011-01-01

    Portugal's economy faced severe crisis during the global economic and financial crisis. In this context, Portugal's authorities have put forward an economically well-balanced program that will focus on structural reforms to boost growth and employment, ensure balanced fiscal sustainability, safeguard financial stability, and prevent a credit crunch. The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund welcomed this step, and approved a three-year arrangement under the Extended Fund Facility...

  13. Políticas de Habitação em Portugal

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    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 count...... 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. Percepção e medidas de gestão de riscos por produtores de arroz irrigado na Fronteira Oeste do Rio Grande do Sul Risk perception and risk management measures by irrigated rice growers in Fronteira Oeste, Rio Grande do Sul

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    Maria Isabel Fernandes Finger

    2013-05-01

    Full Text Available A produção agrícola apresenta características particulares, se comparada a outras atividades econômicas, sendo uma das mais marcantes a extensão dos riscos aos quais está exposta. O cultivo de arroz (Oryza sativa L. irrigado, embora pareça menos suscetível do que as culturas de sequeiro, também está exposto a riscos. Maior produtor mundial de arroz fora da Ásia, o Brasil tem no Rio Grande do Sul seu principal estado produtor. O objetivo deste trabalho foi analisar como o orizicultor da Fronteira Oeste do Rio Grande do Sul percebe os riscos da sua atividade e quais medidas adota para geri-los. A metodologia empregada envolveu aplicação presencial de questionários a orizicultores, de acordo com uma amostra não probabilística. Os resultados indicaram que os orizicultores atribuem maior relevância aos riscos socioeconômicos do que aos de produção. Evidencia-se, assim, a importância da gestão do negócio pelos orizicultores, para que sua atividade esteja integrada com os demais elos da cadeia produtiva. A redução de custos pode ser uma alternativa para mitigação de riscos de mercado, apontados como os mais relevantes pelos orizicultores. A percepção dos orizicultores sobre riscos e sobre medidas para mitigá-los pode representar a base na formulação de estratégias de gestão de riscos.Agricultural production has many different influencing factors compared to other economic activities. One of the most striking is the extent of the risks to which it is exposed. Irrigated rice (Oryza sativa L. cultivation, although seeming less susceptible than non-irrigated crops, is also exposed to risks. World's largest producer of rice outside Asia, Brazil has the state of Rio Grande do Sul as its main producer. The aim of this study was to analyze how rice farmers in Fronteira Oeste, Rio Grande do Sul realize the risks of their activity and how they manage them. Methodology involved the administration of a questionnaire, according to

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

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    Carlos Gutiérrez García

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    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.

  16. AIDS mortality in African migrants living in Portugal: evidence of large social inequalities

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    Williamson, L M; Rosato, M; Teyhan, A; Santana, P; Harding, S

    2009-01-01

    Objective: To examine infectious disease and AIDS mortality among African migrants in Portugal, gender and socio-economic differences in AIDS mortality risk, and differences between African migrants to Portugal and to England and Wales. Methods: Data from death registrations, 1998–2002, and the 2001 Census were used to derive standardised death rates by country of birth, occupational class (men only), and marital status. Results: Compared with people born in Portugal, African migrants had higher mortality for infectious diseases including AIDS. There was considerable heterogeneity among Africans, with those from Cape Verde having the highest mortality. Death rates were more than five times higher among those who were unmarried than those who were. A larger proportion of Africans were unmarried accounting for some excess mortality. Death rates were also higher among men from manual occupational classes than among men from non-manual. A comparison with England and Wales shows that death rates for infectious disease and AIDS in Portugal are much higher and Africans in Portugal also fare worse than Africans in England and Wales. Conclusion: AIDS mortality rates were higher among Africans than those born in Portugal and were associated with socio-environmental factors. Further research is required to interpret the excess mortality among Africans and there is a need to ensure the inclusion of relevant data items on ethnicity in national monitoring and surveillance systems. PMID:19525262

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

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    Gutiérrez García, Carlos; Alberto Rosa, Vitor; Pérez Gutiérrez, Mikel

    2010-01-01

    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 j...

  18. Internacionalização e transnacionalização da educação superior no programa Ciência sem Fronteiras: amálgamas e contradições

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    Silva, Maria das Graças Martins da; Martins, Joíra Aparecida Leite de Oliveira Amorim

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    ResumoO texto analisa a concepção e a implementação do Programa Ciência sem Fronteiras (CsF), estabelecendo relação com ideias norteadoras sobre internacionalização e transnacionalização da educação superior. Do ponto de vista metodológico, vale-se da pesquisa documental e bibliográfica. Adota-se a ideia de internacionalização da educação superior como troca mútua e solidária no campo acadêmico; de outra parte, entende-se que a transnacionalização expressa a agenda do mercado e do privado. A ...

  19. Ciência, fronteiras e nação: comissões brasileiras na demarcação dos limites territoriais entre Brasil e Bolívia, 1895-1901

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    Moema de Rezende Vergara

    Full Text Available O artigo trata de três expedições brasileiras à Amazônia Ocidental que tiveram por missão demarcar os limites entre Brasil e Bolívia nos anos 1895-1901. O objetivo é apreender o papel que a ciência desempenhou em uma negociação que contribuiu para que o Brasil tivesse as feições territoriais da atualidade. O artigo procura abordar, sob o ponto de vista da história da ciência, um tema tradicionalmente estudado pelo viés da geopolítica, ou seja, a formação das fronteiras internacionais, evidenciando uma intercessão entre institucionalização da ciência e formação da nação.

  20. O processo de integração regional: fronteiras abertas para os trabalhadores do Mercosul The process of regional integration: open borders for Mercosul workers

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    Sonia de Camargo

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available O que me proponho neste trabalho é discutir o tema da livre circulação dos trabalhadores no Mercosul, levando-se em conta que esta liberdade - diferentemente de outras que aparecem como objetivos essenciais a serem alcançados no processo de integração desta sub-região - não faz parte do texto do Tratado de Assunção, assinado em março de 1991. Esta ausência é reveladora, na medida em que a liberdade de circulação de pessoas constitui um dos elementos que evidencia com maior clareza a existência de um processo de integração, na medida em que afeta diretamente a vida dos cidadãos assegurando seu livre trânsito dentro do bloco e oportunidades iguais entre os nacionais e não nacionais. No texto do referido Tratado, a integração aparece limitada à circulação de capitais, bens e serviços, liberdade assegurada pela eliminação de qualquer medida que possa prejudicá-la. Partindo dessa discussão, pretendo examinar quais os avanços institucionais já alcançados no sentido da criação de políticas que, concretamente, conduzam à abertura de fronteiras entre os países do Mercosul por meio das quais seus cidadãos - neste caso, os trabalhadores - possam se deslocar livremente e residir em seu local de trabalho. Para tanto, acredito que conhecer a experiência da União Europeia possa ser de grande utilidade.My proposal for this article is to discuss the free mobility of workers inside the Mercosul block, bearing in mind that this liberty, in the contrary of others issues that arise as essential aims to be reached in the integration process of the region, wasn't incorporated in the Assunção Treaty, signed in march 1991. This absence is revealing in the sense that the liberty of circulation of persons is one of the elements that show with more evidence the existence of an integration process as it affects directly the life of its citizens ensuring their free displacement inside the region and equal opportunities among

  1. Identidades e conflito na fronteira: poderes locais e os chiquitanos Identities and conflict at the frontier: local powers and the chiquitanos

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    Joana A. Fernandes Silva

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available Pretendo apresentar, baseando-me na teoria das identidades e na idéia do fundamentalismo cultural, uma reflexão sobre as relações interetnicas entre os Chiquitanos e não índios, em uma região de fronteira nacional situada entre dois estados nacionais (Brasil e Bolívia. Trato aqui de um fato notável que vem ocorrendo na área estudada e que se refere à discussão da etnicidade por parte dos regionais (fazendeiros, políticos e etc.. Uma campanha, promovida por alguns políticos e pelo governador de Mato Grosso, foi veiculada entre 2005 e 2006 pela imprensa escrita no estado buscando convencer a população mato-grossense da não indianidade dos Chiquitanos e comprovar que são estrangeiros, imigrantes da Bolívia para o Brasil. O que está em jogo i não é apenas uma questão ligada à identidade e autenticidade, mas uma disputa por terras indígenas por parte dos donos de terra da região. Neste sentido, a afirmação recorrente de que ali não há índios, apenas estrangeiros e imigrantes, é uma maneira própria do fundamentalismo cultural, que admite as diferenças, mas ao admiti-las, esvazia o diferente de seus direitos legítimos e advogam-se os direitos de quem é brasileiro e nacional. Neste artigo apresenta-se uma breve história dos Chiquitanos no Brasil, buscando-se o entendimento de sua situação atual.I intend to present, based on identities theory and on cultural fundamentalism ideas, a reflection about interethnical relations, among the Chiquitanos and non-indians, in a region of national frontier, located between two national states (Brazil and Bolívia. I deal here with a remarkable fact lately occurring in this área which refers to ethnicity debates among regional population (politicians, farmers, etc. A campaign, promoted by some politicians and by State of Mato Grosso governor, during 2005 and 2006, through written press, tried to convince state population of the non-indianity of the Chiquitanos and to prove that

  2. Os índios e a educação no mundo colonial: fronteira oeste da América portuguesa

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    Pesovento, Adriane

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    Full Text Available The experience of Portuguese colonization and its relationship with indigenous and possible educational activities through the first half of the eighteenth century reached different spatiality, including its western border, called Captaincy of Mato Grosso, Brazil. This study aims to historicize some aspects of dealing with the Indians, especially regarding the "educational" opportunities highlighted by the Portuguese Crown and its signatories, once indigenous territoriality that, with the passage of time and the Lusitanian actions, composed the domains of Transatlantic Portuguese Empire. The central aim is to present, through the records of Don Antonio Rolim de Moura, the first governor, aspects of indigenous education from the perspective of two-way street; at the same time, the policy tried to make them “docile”, making them workers to western ways, the surrounding society itself learned from the various ethnic groups which were the first "teachers" so to speak. If on one hand the captivity "educated" to work covertly, on the other hand sanctions or attempts to punish those who availed themselves of that labor were constantly applied. The religious influence regarding the topic is also noteworthy. It is considered the perspective of the coloniality of knowledge, with the exponent Immanuel Wallerstein and the world-system theory to embrace how Eurocentrism entered distinct spaces, including America. The survey data refer to the official published sources, which are also available in the collection of Indian Museum – Indian National Foundation in the city of Rio de Janeiro (RJ. A experiência da colonização portuguesa em sua relação com os indígenas e possíveis ações educativas até a primeira metade do século XVIII alcançou espacialidades distintas, entre as quais a sua fronteira oeste, a denominada Capitania de Mato Grosso, Brasil. Este estudo visa historicizar alguns aspectos relativos ao trato com os indígenas, especialmente

  3. "Com despesas próprias a bem do Real Serviço": funcionários, colonos e a defesa da fronteira no extremo oeste da América portuguesa, c. 1750-1800

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    Francismar Alex Lopes de Carvalho

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    Full Text Available O artigo analisa alguns dos dispositivos institucionais que a Coroa portuguesa utilizava para manter a lealdade dos vassalos que viviam nas fronteiras do império, mais precisamente na capitania de Mato Grosso, na segunda metade do século XVIII. Releva a importância dos requerimentos de premiação por serviços prestados à Coroa, que na mencionada região diziam respeito, dentre outros, à defesa dos limites com os domínios espanhóis, à exploração de roteiros fluviais, à aplicação da política indigenista de atração de índios que viviam entre os dois impérios e à consolidação de povoações em pontos estratégicos. A hipótese sustentada é a de que, se os serviços e pedidos de mercês serviam para pressionar a administração central, era sob a condição da introjeção dos objetivos mais amplos da colonização pelos setores locais. Com isso, a Coroa não apenas transferia aos colonos parte dos custos da defesa militar das fronteiras, como também controlava de perto as iniciativas individuais de colonos que pretendiam explorar sertões, contatar índios e alcançar prestígio social.

  4. 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

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    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

  5. Frequency of rheumatic diseases in Portugal: a systematic review.

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    Monjardino, Teresa; Lucas, Raquel; Barros, Henrique

    2011-01-01

    To describe the frequency of rheuma­tic diseases in Portugal through a systematic review of published literature, critically appraising available information and identifying data collection gaps. We systematically reviewed the literature to retrieve data on the occurrence of rheumatic diseases in Portugal through MEDLINE and Índex das Revistas Médicas Portuguesas searches, PhD theses, and national health surveys reports. Original articles in English or Portuguese published between 1 January 2000 and 31 December 2010 were included. We retrieved information for the prevalence of rheumatic diseases, osteoarthritis, back pain, work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WRMDs), osteoporosis, fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, spondyloarthritis and other systemic rheumatic diseases and for the incidence of back pain, osteoporotic fracture and other systemic rheumatic diseases. The prevalence of rheumatic diseases ranged from 16.0% to 24.0% and the prevalence of osteoarthritis was 11.1% (95% confidence intervals (95%CI): 9.4-13.1) in the knee and 5.5% (95%CI: 4.3-7.0) in the hip. Regarding back pain, period prevalence ranged from 8.0% (95%CI: 6.1-10.1) to 29.5% (95%CI: 23.4-36.2) in children and from 12.3% (95%CI: 10.5-14.3) to 51.3% (95%CI: 48.6-53.9) in adults. The prevalence of WRMDs ranged from 5.9% to 84.2% (95%CI: 80.8-87.3). The yearly incidence of osteoporotic fracture (per 100 000) ranged from 93.3 to 481 (95%CI: 407-564) in women and from 31.9 to 154 (95%CI: 106-218) in men. The prevalence of osteoporosis in women ranged from 11.0% to 15.4% (95%CI: 13.4-17.6) and in men from 1.1% to 16.8% (95%CI: 12.2-22.3). The prevalence of fibromyalgia ranged from 3.6% (95%CI: 2.0-5.2) to 3.7% (95%CI: 2.0-5.4). The prevalence estimates of ankylosing spondylitis and of spondyloarthritis were 0.6% and 1.6% (95%CI: 0.8-2.7), respectively. The prevalence of systemic lupus erythematosus was estimated in 0.2% (95%CI: 0.1-0.8). There is a broad spectrum of information available

  6. Autosomal SNPs study of a population sample from Southern Portugal and from a sample of immigrants from Guinea-Bissau residing in Portugal.

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    Dario, Paulo; Oliveira, Ana Rita; Ribeiro, Teresa; Porto, Maria João; Dias, Deodália; Corte Real, Francisco

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    In recent years, autosomal single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) have been comprehensively investigated in forensic research due to their usefulness in certain circumstances in complementing short tandem repeats (STRs) analysis, or even for use on their own when analysis of STRs fails. However, as with STRs, in order to properly use SNP markers in forensic casuistic we need to understand the population and forensic parameters in question. As a result of Portugal's colonial history during the time of empire, and the subsequent process of decolonization, some African individuals migrated to Portugal, giving rise to large African and African-descendent communities. One of these groups is the community originating from Guinea-Bissau, that in 2014, was enumerated to consist of more than 17,700 individuals with official residency status, more than the third major city of Guinea-Bissau. In order to study the population and forensic parameters mentioned above for the two populations important to our casuistic, a total of 142 unrelated individuals from the South of Portugal and 90 immigrants from Guinea-Bissau (equally non related and all residing in Portugal) were typed with SNaPshot™ assay for all 52 loci included in the SNPforID 52plex. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.

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

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    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…

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

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    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.

  9. Distribution of materials in construction and demolition waste in Portugal.

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    Coelho, André; de Brito, Jorge

    2011-08-01

    It may not be enough simply to know the global volume of construction and demolition waste (CDW) generated in a certain region or country if one wants to estimate, for instance, the revenue accruing from separating several types of materials from the input entering a given CDW recycling plant. A more detailed determination of the distribution of the materials within the generated CDW is needed and the present paper addresses this issue, distinguishing different buildings and types of operation (new construction, retrofitting and demolition). This has been achieved by measuring the materials from buildings of different ages within the Portuguese building stock, and by using direct data from demolition/retrofitting sites and new construction average values reported in the literature. An attempt to establish a benchmark with other countries is also presented. This knowledge may also benefit industry management, especially that related to CDW recycling, helping to optimize procedures, equipment size and operation and even industrial plant spatial distribution. In an extremely competitive market, where as in Portugal low-tech and high environmental impact procedures remain the norm in the construction industry (in particular, the construction waste industry), the introduction of a successful recycling industry is only possible with highly optimized processes and based on a knowledge-based approach to problems.

  10. Use of medicines by homeless people in Porto, Portugal

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    Helena Gama

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available The objective of this study was to describe patterns of medication use among homeless adults from the city of Porto, Portugal. We recruited 146 homeless participants in four social services institutions. Data on the use of medicines in the previous week were collected using face-to-face interviews. We described the prevalence and main correlates of use of medicines from different Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical classification (ATC groups. A total of 56.8% of the homeless reported to have used at least one medicine in the previous week. The most frequently reported were benzodiazepines (21.9% and antipsychotics (15.1%; socio-demographic characteristics, lifestyle variables and use of health care were not found to be significantly associated with their use. The prevalence was 1.4% for anti-inflammatory and antirheumatic products, and 6.2% for antihypertensives, diuretics and beta-blocking agents. Medicines pertaining to the nervous system ATC group were by far the most frequently used, while those for the treatment of other common chronic and acute conditions seem to be underused.

  11. Remote Sensing for Mineral Exploration in Central Portugal

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    Ricardo Manuel

    2017-09-01

    Full Text Available Central Portugal is well known for the existence of Sn-W and Au-Ag mineral occurrences primarily associated with hydrothermal processes. Despite the economic and strategic importance of such occurrences, the detailed geology of this particular region is poorly known and there is an obvious absence of geological mapping at an adequate scale. Remote sensing techniques were used in order to increase current geological knowledge of the Góis–Castanheira de Pêra area (600 km2 and to guide future exploration stages by targeting and prioritising potential locations. Digital image processing algorithms, such as Red, Green, Blue (RGB colour composites, digital spatial filters, band ratios and Principal Components Analysis, were applied to Landsat 8 imagery and elevation data. Lineaments were extracted relying on geological photointerpretation criteria, allowing the identification of new geological–structural elements. Fieldwork was carried out in order to validate the remote sensing interpretations. Integration of remote sensing data with other information sources led to the definition of locations possibly suitable for hosting Sn-W and Au-Ag mineral occurrences. These areas were ranked according to their mineral potential. Targeting the most promising locations resulted in a reduction to less than 10% of the original study area (50.5 km2.

  12. Local fractality: The case of forest fires in Portugal

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    Kanevski, Mikhail; Pereira, Mário G.

    2017-08-01

    The research deals with a study of local fractality in spatial distribution of forest fires in Portugal using the sandbox method. The general procedure is the following: (a) define a circle centred in each and all events with increasing radius R; (b) count the number of other events located within the circle of radius R, N(R) ; (c) plot the growth curve which is the functional dependence of N(R) versus R; and (d) estimate the local fractal dimension as the slope on log[ N(R) ] versus log[ R]. The computation is carried out by using the location of every fire event as a centre but without the final averaging over all the fires for a given R, which is usually performed to get a global fractal dimension and to estimate global clustering. Sandbox method is widely used in many applications in physics and other subjects. The local procedure has the ability to provide the most complete information regarding the spatial distribution of clustering and avoiding non-homogeneity and non-stationarity problems. Most of the analysis was performed using the National Mapping Burnt Area (NMBA) database which accounts for 32 156 fires during the 1975-2013 period. The results of local analysis are compared with a randomly generated pattern in forest zones (validity domain). The results demonstrate interesting local spatial patterns of clustering. Some results on global measures are reported as well.

  13. Evaluating Sustainability: Limits and Possibilities in Alto Douro Vinhateiro, Portugal

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    José Francisco Ferreira

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available The Alto Douro Wine Region, located in North of Portugal, is one of the most important portuguese wine regions. In last decades, it has faced serious difficulties, common to many rural areas of the country and around the world. Problems such as aging and population loss, low economic, social and cultural density, low literacy, difficulties in the wine sector, poor associative movement, lack of common strategies among regional municipalities, and institutional difficulties, among others, affect its development and suggest that the region may not be managed in a sustainable way. Facing this scenario, a methodology to assess regional sustainability was developed. 76 indicators were used, grouped into 23 aspects and 5 dimensions. From this evaluation, a regional value was obtained which translates the regional situation relating to sustainable development. In a 0 to 100 scale, the region received a score of 57.14 points, showing that sustainability, if implemented as a regional strategy, could be highly benefic to regional improvement.

  14. The Great Recession in Portugal: impact on hospital care use.

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    Perelman, Julian; Felix, Sónia; Santana, Rui

    2015-03-01

    The Great Recession started in Portugal in 2009, coupled with severe austerity. This study examines its impact on hospital care utilization, interpreted as caused by demand-side effects (related to variations in population income and health) and supply-side effects (related to hospitals' tighter budgets and reduced capacity). The database included all in-patient stays at all Portuguese NHS hospitals over the 2001-2012 period (n=17.7 millions). We analyzed changes in discharge rates, casemix index, and length of stay (LOS), using a before-after methodology. We additionally measured the association of health care indicators to unemployment. A 3.2% higher rate of discharges was observed after 2009. Urgent stays increased by 2.5%, while elective in-patient stays decreased by 1.4% after 2011. The LOS was 2.8% shorter after the crisis onset, essentially driven by the 4.5% decrease among non-elective stays. A one percentage point increase in unemployment rate was associated to a 0.4% increase in total volume, a 2.3% decrease in day cases, and a 0.1% decrease in LOS. The increase in total and urgent cases may reflect delayed out-patient care and health deterioration; the reduced volume of elective stays possibly signal a reduced capacity; finally, the shorter stays may indicate either efficiency-enhancing measures or reduced quality. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.

  15. El turismo accesible en Andalucía y Portugal

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    José Manuel Jurado Almonte

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Es relevante el número de personas con alguna discapacidad en Portugal, España y, dentro de la misma, Andalucía, y la Unión Europea que desean gozar del ocio y del turismo. Por tanto, a la imposición legislativa hay que añadir la oportunidad económica del turismo accesible. Los variados modelos turísticos existentes (sol y playa, rural, turismo cultural, turismo activo, etc. pueden y deben llevar también la etiqueta de «accesible». Pero la realidad, a pesar del avance experimentado en materia de accesibilidad, todavía está lejos de ello. No obstante, surgen novedosas experiencias públicas y privadas de destinos y equipamientos de uso público y vocación turística especialmente volcados con este colectivo y que es interesante resaltar por sus trascendencias empresariales y sociales. Asimismo, se trata de una nueva tipología o modelo, el del turismo accesible, con notables indefiniciones conceptuales y muy poco estudiado desde la geografía.

  16. Molecular Characterization of ESBL-Producing Enterobacteriaceae in Northern Portugal

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    Rúben Fernandes

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Extended-spectrum β-lactamases (ESBLs prevalence was studied in the north of Portugal, among 193 clinical isolates belonging to citizens in a district in the boundaries between this country and Spain from a total of 7529 clinical strains. In the present study we recovered some members of Enterobacteriaceae family, producing ESBL enzymes, including Escherichia coli (67.9%, Klebsiella pneumoniae (30.6%, Klebsiella oxytoca (0.5%, Enterobacter aerogenes (0.5%, and Citrobacter freundii (0.5%. β-lactamases genes blaTEM, blaSHV, and blaCTX-M were screened by polymerase chain reaction (PCR and sequencing approaches. TEM enzymes were among the most prevalent types (40.9% followed by CTX-M (37.3% and SHV (23.3%. Among our sample of 193 ESBL-producing strains 99.0% were resistant to the fourth-generation cephalosporin cefepime. Of the 193 isolates 81.3% presented transferable plasmids harboring blaESBL genes. Clonal studies were performed by PCR for the enterobacterial repetitive intragenic consensus (ERIC sequences. This study reports a high diversity of genetic patterns. Ten clusters were found for E. coli isolates and five clusters for K. pneumoniae strains by means of ERIC analysis. In conclusion, in this country, the most prevalent type is still the TEM-type, but CTX-M is growing rapidly.

  17. MICOTOXINAS DETECTADAS EN PRODUCTOS ALIMENTICIOS EN PORTUGAL: REVISIÓN

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    Venâncio A

    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available Las micotoxinas son metabolitos tóxicos producidos por hongos filamentosos que aparecen de forma natural en productos agroalimentarios en todo el mundo. Las aflatoxinas, ocratoxina A, patulina, fumonisinas, zearalenona, tricotecenos y alcaloides del ergot son actualmente las más relevantes. Estas micotoxinas pueden ser producidas por especies que pertenecen a los géneros Aspergillus spp, Penicillium spp, Fusarium spp y Claviceps spp; y pueden ser carcinogénicas, mutagénicas, teratogénicas, citotóxicas, neurotóxicas, nefrotóxicas, estrogénicas e inmunosupresoras. La evaluación de la exposición de los seres humanos y animales a las micotoxinas se realiza sobre todo teniendo en cuenta los datos sobre su aparición en los productos alimenticios y sobre los hábitos de consumo. Esta evaluación es fundamental y sirve de soporte para la aplicación de medidas dirigidas a reducir la exposición de los consumidores a las micotoxinas. Este artículo intenta hacer una revisión sobre la aparición de micotoxinas y de los niveles de éstas encontrados en productos alimenticios portugueses para así contribuir a una visión global sobre esta problemática en Portugal.

  18. HOUSING COOPERATIVES IN PORTUGAL - THE END OF SOCIAL PURPOSES?

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    Margarida CAGICA CARVALHO

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    Full Text Available En Portugal las cooperativas se desarrollaron mucho a partir de 1975 con el cambio de Régimen Político. El peso en la economía Portuguesa de las cooperativas en el PIB (2005 es cerca del 8,8 % del volumen de negocios y las cooperativas de vivienda suponen el 3,3 de este tipo. Durante los últimos treinta años el funcionamiento de las cooperativas de vivienda ha cambiado, principalmente en su principal objetivo, el de proporcionar una alojamiento a las familias con pocos ingresos y por lo tanto mejorando sus condiciones/calidad de vida. A día de hoy muchas cooperativas funcionan como empresas, quienes promueven viviendas para familias de ingresos medios/medios-altos. Esto parece contrario al objetivo principal de las cooperativas de vivienda desde el cambio de régimen político de 1975. ¿Qué ha pasado? Durante los últimos treinta años muchas cosas han cambiado. La acción política se ha visto progresivamente alejada del control estatal, minando el objetivo social de las cooperativas de vivienda., creando problemas financieros, eliminando la iniciativa (privada, disminuyendo la disponibilidad de terrenos de construcción, y especulación en el sector inmobiliario. Las cooperativas de vivienda están trabajando en un mercado con muchos fallos. Información asimétrica, precios, características únicas del sector inmobiliario y falta de competitividad son algunos de los muchos problemas que existen en este sector. Las políticas públicas también influyen en estas características. Nosotros demostramos en este trabajo que durante los treinta años de existencia de las cooperativas de vivienda en Portugal el objetivo social de proveer de vivienda a los individuos de bajos ingresos ha cambiado considerablemente y que el objetivo de residencia de las casas también ha cambiado. Esto nos lleva a preguntarnos si el objetivo social de las cooperativas de vivienda ha sido cumplido. Hemos usado un cuestionario para descubrir por qué la gente

  19. A strategic approach for Water Safety Plans implementation in Portugal.

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    Vieira, Jose M P

    2011-03-01

    Effective risk assessment and risk management approaches in public drinking water systems can benefit from a systematic process for hazards identification and effective management control based on the Water Safety Plan (WSP) concept. Good results from WSP development and implementation in a small number of Portuguese water utilities have shown that a more ambitious nationwide strategic approach to disseminate this methodology is needed. However, the establishment of strategic frameworks for systematic and organic scaling-up of WSP implementation at a national level requires major constraints to be overcome: lack of legislation and policies and the need for appropriate monitoring tools. This study presents a framework to inform future policy making by understanding the key constraints and needs related to institutional, organizational and research issues for WSP development and implementation in Portugal. This methodological contribution for WSP implementation can be replicated at a global scale. National health authorities and the Regulator may promote changes in legislation and policies. Independent global monitoring and benchmarking are adequate tools for measuring the progress over time and for comparing the performance of water utilities. Water utilities self-assessment must include performance improvement, operational monitoring and verification. Research and education and resources dissemination ensure knowledge acquisition and transfer.

  20. Precipitation variability and extremes in ENSEMBLES RCM simulations over Portugal

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    Soares, P. M. M.; Cardoso, R. M.; Miranda, P. M. A.; Viterbo, P.; Belo-Pereira, M.

    2012-04-01

    A new dataset of daily gridded observations of precipitation, computed from over 400 stations in Portugal, is used to assess the performance of 12 regional climate models at 25 km resolution, from the ENSEMBLES set, all forced by ERA-40 boundary conditions, for the 1961-2000 period. Standard point error statistics, calculated from grid point and basin aggregated data, and precipitation related climate indices are used to analyze the performance of the different models in representing the main spatial and temporal features of the regional climate, and its extreme events. As a whole, the ENSEMBLES models are found to achieve a good representation of those features, with good spatial correlations with observations. There is a small but relevant negative bias in precipitation, especially in the driest months, leading to systematic errors in some indices. The underprediction of precipitation occurs in most percentiles, although this deficiency is partially corrected at the basin level. Interestingly, some of the conclusions concerning the performance of the models are different of what has been found for the contiguous territory of Spain. Finally, models behave quite differently in the simulation of some important aspects of local climate, from the mean climatology to high precipitation regimes in localized mountain ranges and in the subsequent drier regions.

  1. ENSEMBLES RCM simulations: precipitation variability and extremes over Portugal

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    Soares, P. M.; Cardoso, R. M.; Miranda, P. M.; Belo-Pereira, M.

    2012-12-01

    A new dataset of daily gridded observations of precipitation, computed from over 400 stations in Portugal, is used to assess the performance of 12 regional climate models at 25 km resolution, from the ENSEMBLES set, all forced by ERA-40 boundary conditions, for the 1961-2000 period. Standard point error statistics, calculated from grid point and basin aggregated data, and precipitation related climate indices are used to analyze the performance of the different models in representing the main spatial and temporal features of the regional climate, and its extreme events. As a whole, the ENSEMBLES models are found to achieve a good representation of those features, with good spatial correlations with observations. There is a small but relevant negative bias in precipitation, especially in the driest months, leading to systematic errors in some indices. The underprediction of precipitation occurs in most percentiles, although this deficiency is partially corrected at the basin level. Interestingly, some of the conclusions concerning the performance of the models are different of what has been found for the contiguous territory of Spain. Finally, models behave quite differently in the simulation of some important aspects of local climate, from the mean climatology to high precipitation regimes in localized mountain ranges and in the subsequent drier regions.

  2. Presence of nitrates in baby foods marketed in Portugal

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    João Sebastião Rebelo

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available This study was carried out to determine the current levels of nitrates in baby foods marketed in Lisbon, Portugal to estimate the toxicological risk associated with their intake. The nitrate content was determined in bottled baby foods of four varieties: vegetable-based foods, meat-based foods, fish-based foods, and fruit-based foods. A total of 39 samples were analyzed over the period 2010–2011. Average and median levels of nitrate in baby foods were lower than the maximum limits established by European Union legislation (200 mg kg−1. Median nitrate values in baby foods were 61, 30, 39, and 15 mg kg−1 w/w for vegetable-based baby foods, meat-based baby foods, fish-based baby foods, and fruit-based baby foods, respectively. The estimated nitrate daily intake through bottled baby foods for infants indicate that individually, these foods are not able to induce nitrate toxicity in the children population.

  3. New Middle Pleistocene hominin cranium from Gruta da Aroeira (Portugal).

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    Daura, Joan; Sanz, Montserrat; Arsuaga, Juan Luis; Hoffmann, Dirk L; Quam, Rolf M; Ortega, María Cruz; Santos, Elena; Gómez, Sandra; Rubio, Angel; Villaescusa, Lucía; Souto, Pedro; Mauricio, João; Rodrigues, Filipa; Ferreira, Artur; Godinho, Paulo; Trinkaus, Erik; Zilhão, João

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    The Middle Pleistocene is a crucial time period for studying human evolution in Europe, because it marks the appearance of both fossil hominins ancestral to the later Neandertals and the Acheulean technology. Nevertheless, European sites containing well-dated human remains associated with an Acheulean toolkit remain scarce. The earliest European hominin crania associated with Acheulean handaxes are at the sites of Arago, Atapuerca Sima de los Huesos (SH), and Swanscombe, dating to 400-500 ka (Marine Isotope Stage 11-12). The Atapuerca (SH) fossils and the Swanscombe cranium belong to the Neandertal clade, whereas the Arago hominins have been attributed to an incipient stage of Neandertal evolution, to Homo heidelbergensis , or to a subspecies of Homo erectus A recently discovered cranium (Aroeira 3) from the Gruta da Aroeira (Almonda karst system, Portugal) dating to 390-436 ka provides important evidence on the earliest European Acheulean-bearing hominins. This cranium is represented by most of the right half of a calvarium (with the exception of the missing occipital bone) and a fragmentary right maxilla preserving part of the nasal floor and two fragmentary molars. The combination of traits in the Aroeira 3 cranium augments the previously documented diversity in the European Middle Pleistocene fossil record.

  4. Evaluation of compliance with national legislation on emissions in Portugal

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    Joao F.P. Gomes [Instituto de Soldadura e Qualidade, Oeiras (Portugal). Centro de Tecnologias Ambientais

    2005-04-01

    More than 13 years after publication of the first air quality laws in Portugal and more than 10 years after the publication of the respective emission limits, it seems appropriate to analyze the degree of compliance by the Portuguese manufacturing industry. Using the data from emission measurements made regularly by the Instituto de Soldadura e Qualidade, the only officially accredited laboratory according to standard ISO 17025. The author analyzed a set of 400 sources in terms of compliance with the emission limits regarding total suspended particulates, sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxides, and volatile organic compounds. He evaluated compliance through a nondimensional parameter and plotted it versus the emission flow rate to derive conclusions: the results indicate that emission limits are generally met regarding sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides but not for the other pollutants considered in this study. However, noncompliance occurs mainly for very low emission flow rates, which suggests some alterations in the emission limits, which are being revised at the moment. These alterations will include the exemption of measurements in minor sources. 7 refs., 8 figs., 7 tabs.

  5. Vulnerability assessments as a political creation: tsunami management in Portugal.

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    Pronk, Maartje; Maat, Harro; Crane, Todd A

    2017-10-01

    Vulnerability assessments are a cornerstone of contemporary disaster research. This paper shows how research procedures and the presentation of results of vulnerability assessments are politically filtered. Using data from a study of tsunami risk assessment in Portugal, the paper demonstrates that approaches, measurement instruments, and research procedures for evaluating vulnerability are influenced by institutional preferences, lines of communication, or lack thereof, between stakeholder groups, and available technical expertise. The institutional setting and the pattern of stakeholder interactions form a filter, resulting in a particular conceptualisation of vulnerability, affecting its operationalisation via existing methods and technologies and its institutional embedding. The Portuguese case reveals a conceptualisation that is aligned with perceptions prevalent in national government bureaucracies and the exclusion of local stakeholders owing to selected methodologies and assessment procedures. The decisions taken by actors involved in these areas affect how vulnerability is assessed, and ultimately which vulnerability reduction policies will be recommended in the appraisal. © 2017 The Author(s). Disasters © Overseas Development Institute, 2017.

  6. [2 days of drug dependence consultation in Portugal].

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    da Costa, N F

    1993-11-01

    This paper reports the results of a survey of all State outpatient clinics for drug addiction in Portugal. Two consecutive days of consultations in November 1992 were considered. The Health Ministry's SPTT--Service for Drug Addiction Prevention and Treatment--coordinates the activity of all the centres and promoted the inquiry. The main objective was to simultaneously evaluate the state of the population under treatment in what concerns the therapeutic methods used, their clinical costs and efficacy. This methodology may allow us to draw an accurate portrait of the Portuguese drug addiction public health program. We received 535 answers which we estimate to be two thirds of the consultations. Heroin abuse is the main problem in 91.3% of all cases plus 3.9% that associate heroin and cocaine abuse. Cannabis comes next with 2.1%, alcohol abuse with 0.8% and benzodiazepines with 0.5%. In what concerns the clinical results, 60% were abstinent: 15.1% were abstinent for longer than six months, 9.9% for longer than three months but less than six months, 19.8% were abstinent for less than that but longer than a month and 14.5% for longer than a week but less than a month. The main therapeutic approaches were psychotherapeutic in 54.1%, psychopharmacologic in 42.1% and socio-therapeutic in 2.3% of the cases. The author presents further data and discusses the results and their clinical implications.

  7. Dimensions of Causal Attributions of Tax Evasion in Portugal

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    José C. Tavares

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Un estudio realizado en España (Salgado, 1998 sugirió que las atribuciones de la evasión fiscal tienen dos dimensiones independientes: (a control de la evasión fiscal, y (b las creencias sobre el sistema fiscal. A fin de comprobar si la percepción de las causas de la evasión fiscal son generalizables transculturalmente, este artículo presenta una investigación realizada en Portugal utilizando las mismas atribuciones causales usadas en la investigación española. A una muestra de 497 hombres y mujeres portugueses, de diferentes puestos de trabajo, se les preguntó acerca de sus percepciones causales de la evasión fiscal. Se llevó a cabo un análisis factorial y los resultados mostraron una estructura factorial que reproduce la estructura factorial española. Los coeficientes de congruencia confirmaron la similitud de las dos estructuras. Estos resultados confirmaron que las dos dimensiones pueden explicar la estructura de la percepción de las causas de la evasión fiscal. Se discuten las implicaciones de los resultados y se sugieren investigaciones futuras.

  8. Litter in submarine canyons off the west coast of Portugal

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    Mordecai, Gideon; Tyler, Paul A.; Masson, Douglas G.; Huvenne, Veerle A. I.

    2011-12-01

    Marine litter is of global concern and is present in all the world's oceans, including deep benthic habitats where the extent of the problem is still largely unknown. Litter abundance and composition were investigated using video footage and still images from 16 Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) dives in Lisbon, Setúbal, Cascais and Nazaré Canyons located west of Portugal. Litter was most abundant at sites closest to the coastline and population centres, suggesting the majority of the litter was land sourced. Plastic was the dominant type of debris, followed by fishing gear. Standardised mean abundance was 1100 litter items km -2, but was as high as 6600 litter items km -2 in canyons close to Lisbon. Although all anthropogenic material may be harmful to biota, debris was also used as a habitat by some macro-invertebrates. Litter composition and abundance observed in the canyons of the Portuguese margin were comparable to those seen in other deep sea areas around the world. Accumulation of litter in the deep sea is a consequence of human activities both on land and at sea. This needs to be taken into account in future policy decisions regarding marine pollution.

  9. Ulcerative colitis in northern Portugal and Galicia in Spain.

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    Barreiro-de Acosta, Manuel; Magro, Fernando; Carpio, Daniel; Lago, Paula; Echarri, Ana; Cotter, José; Pereira, Santos; Gonçalves, Raquel; Lorenzo, Aurelio; Carvalho, Laura; Castro, Javier; Barros, Luisa; Dias, Jorge Amil; Rodrigues, Susana; Portela, Francisco; Dias, Camila; da Costa-Pereira, Altamiro

    2010-07-01

    Clinical and therapeutic patterns of ulcerative colitis (UC) are variable in different world regions. The purpose of this study was to examine two close independent southern European UC populations from 2 bordering countries and observe how demographic and clinical characteristics of patients can influence the severity of UC. A cross-sectional study was conducted during a 15-month period (September 2005 to December 2006) based on data of 2 Web registries of UC patients. Patients were stratified according to the Montreal Classification and disease severity was defined by the type of treatment taken. A total of 1549 UC patients were included, 1008 (65%) from northern Portugal and 541 (35%) from Galicia (northwest Spain). A female predominance (57%) was observed in Portuguese patients (P Galicia (odds ratio [OR] 2.737, 95% confidence interval [CI]: 1.846-4.058; OR 5.799, 95% CI: 3.433-9.795, respectively) and biologic treatment in Galicia (OR 6.329, 95% CI: 2.641-15.166). Younger patients presented a severe course at onset with more frequent use of immunosuppressors in both countries. In a large population of UC patients from two independent southern European countries, most patients did not require aggressive therapy, but extensive colitis was a clear risk factor for more severe disease.

  10. Burkholderia pseudomallei: First case of melioidosis in Portugal

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    Ana Pelerito

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Burkholderia pseudomallei is a Gram-negative bacillus and the causative agent of melioidosis, a serious infection associated with high mortality rate in humans. It can be naturally found as an environmental saprophyte in soil or stagnant water, and rice paddies that predominate in regions of endemicity such as Northeast Thailand. B. pseudomallei is a Biosafety Level 3 organism due to risks of aerosolization and severe disease and is now included in formal emergency preparedness plans and guidelines issued by various authorities in the United States and Europe. Here, we report the first case of imported melioidosis in Portugal. B. pseudomallei was isolated from the patient's blood as well as from a left gluteal abscess pus. The isolate strain showed the unusual resistance profile to first-line eradication therapy trimethroprim/sulfamethoxazole. Whole genome sequencing revealed its similarity with isolates from Southeast Asia, suggesting the Thai origin of this Portuguese isolate, which is in agreement with a recent patient's travel to Thailand.

  11. Treatment planning systems dosimetry auditing project in Portugal.

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    Lopes, M C; Cavaco, A; Jacob, K; Madureira, L; Germano, S; Faustino, S; Lencart, J; Trindade, M; Vale, J; Batel, V; Sousa, M; Bernardo, A; Brás, S; Macedo, S; Pimparel, D; Ponte, F; Diaz, E; Martins, A; Pinheiro, A; Marques, F; Batista, C; Silva, L; Rodrigues, M; Carita, L; Gershkevitsh, E; Izewska, J

    2014-02-01

    The Medical Physics Division of the Portuguese Physics Society (DFM_SPF) in collaboration with the IAEA, carried out a national auditing project in radiotherapy, between September 2011 and April 2012. The objective of this audit was to ensure the optimal usage of treatment planning systems. The national results are presented in this paper. The audit methodology simulated all steps of external beam radiotherapy workflow, from image acquisition to treatment planning and dose delivery. A thorax CIRS phantom lend by IAEA was used in 8 planning test-cases for photon beams corresponding to 15 measuring points (33 point dose results, including individual fields in multi-field test cases and 5 sum results) in different phantom materials covering a set of typical clinical delivery techniques in 3D Conformal Radiotherapy. All 24 radiotherapy centers in Portugal have participated. 50 photon beams with energies 4-18 MV have been audited using 25 linear accelerators and 32 calculation algorithms. In general a very good consistency was observed for the same type of algorithm in all centres and for each beam quality. The overall results confirmed that the national status of TPS calculations and dose delivery for 3D conformal radiotherapy is generally acceptable with no major causes for concern. This project contributed to the strengthening of the cooperation between the centres and professionals, paving the way to further national collaborations. Copyright © 2013 Associazione Italiana di Fisica Medica. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  12. Critical analysis of documentary sources for Historical Climatology of Northern Portugal (17th-19th centuries)

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    Amorim, Inês; Sousa Silva, Luís; Garcia, João Carlos

    2017-04-01

    Critical analysis of documentary sources for Historical Climatology of Northern Portugal (17th-19th centuries) Inês Amorim CITCEM, Department of History, Political and International Studies, U. of Porto, Portugal. Luís Sousa Silva CITCEM, PhD Fellowship - FCT. João Carlos Garcia CIUHCT, Geography Department, U. of Porto, Portugal. The first major national project on Historical Climatology in Portugal, called "KLIMHIST: Reconstruction and model simulations of past climate in Portugal using documentary and early instrumental sources (17th-19th centuries)", ended in September 2015, coordinated by Maria João Alcoforado. This project began in March 2012 and counted on an interdisciplinary team of researchers from four Portuguese institutions (Centre of Geographical Studies, University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro, University of Porto, and University of Évora), from different fields of knowledge (Geography, History, Biology, Climatology and Meteorology). The team networked and collaborated with other international research groups on Climate Change and Historical Climatology, resulting in several publications. This project aimed to reconstruct thermal and rainfall patterns in Portugal between the 17th and 19th centuries, as well as identify the main hydrometeorological extremes that occurred over that period. The basic methodology consisted in combining information from different types of anthropogenic sources (descriptive and instrumental) and natural sources (tree rings and geothermal holes), so as to develop climate change models of the past. The data collected were stored in a digital database, which can be searched by source, date, location and type of event. This database, which will be made publically available soon, contains about 3500 weather/climate-related records, which have begun to be studied, processed and published. Following this seminal project, other initiatives have taken place in Portugal in the area of Historical Climatology, namely a Ph

  13. Biogas in Portugal: Status and public policies in a European context

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    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 more developed sector. In Portugal, despite the fact that the organic effluents are a relevant energy source (873 Mm 3 biogas per year; 4889 GW h yr −1 ) and that new feed-in tariffs were established, biogas valorisation is still at an early stage. The importance of anaerobic digestion was only recognized in 2007 and the present installed power is about 10% of the potential electrical power (229 MW). Therefore, it is desirable to strengthen the national and regional biogas market. - Highlights: ► This work is a contribution to promote the development of national biogas sector. ► Current state of biogas production in EU is presented: five countries are considered. ► Portuguese legal framework on biogas is compared to other European countries. ► Organic effluents produced in Portugal are by themselves a relevant source of energy. ► The biogas sector in Portugal is still at an early stage of growth.

  14. Co-circulation of a novel phlebovirus and Massilia virus in sandflies, Portugal.

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    Amaro, Fátima; Zé-Zé, Líbia; Alves, Maria J; Börstler, Jessica; Clos, Joachim; Lorenzen, Stephan; Becker, Stefanie Christine; Schmidt-Chanasit, Jonas; Cadar, Daniel

    2015-10-24

    In Portugal, entomological surveys to detect phleboviruses in their natural vectors have not been performed so far. Thus, the aims of the present study were to detect, isolate and characterize phleboviruses in sandfly populations of Portugal. From May to October 2007-2008, 896 female sandflies were trapped in Arrábida region, located on the southwest coast of Portugal. Phlebovirus RNA was detected by using a pan-phlebovirus RT-PCR in 4 out of 34 Phlebotomus perniciosus pools. Direct sequencing of the amplicons showed that 2 samples exhibited 72 % nucleotide identity with Arbia virus, and two showed 96 % nucleotide identity with Massilia virus. The Arbia-like virus (named Alcube virus) was isolated in cell culture and complete genomic sequences of one Alcube and two Massila viruses were determined using next-generation sequencing technology. Phylogenetic analysis demonstrated that Alcube virus clustered with members of the Salehabad virus species complex. Within this clade, Alcube virus forms a monophyletic lineage with the Arbia, Salehabad and Adana viruses sharing a common ancestor. Arbia virus has been identified as the most closely related virus with 20-28 % nucleotide and 10-27 % amino acid divergences depending on the analysed segment. We have provided genetic evidence for the circulation of a novel phlebovirus species named Alcube virus in Ph. perniciosus and co-circulation of Massilia virus, in Arrábida region, southwest of Portugal. Further epidemiological investigations and surveillance for sandfly-borne phleboviruses in Portugal are needed to elucidate their medical importance.

  15. Understanding differences in cervical cancer incidence in Western Europe: comparing Portugal and England.

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    Mendes, Diana; Mesher, David; Pista, Angela; Baguelin, Marc; Jit, Mark

    2018-04-01

    Cervical cancer incidence has decreased over time in England particularly after the introduction of organized screening. In Portugal, where opportunistic screening has been widely available with only slightly lower coverage than that of the organized programme in England, rates of cervical cancer have been higher than in England. We compared the burden of cervical cancer, risk factors and preventive interventions over time in both countries, to identify elements hindering the further decline in incidence and mortality in Portugal. We used joinpoint regression to identify significant changes in rate time-trends. We also analyzed individual-level Portuguese data on sexual behaviour and human papillomavirus prevalence, and recent aggregate data on organized and opportunistic screening coverage. We compared published estimates of survival, risk factors and historical screening coverage for both countries. Despite stable incidence, cervical cancer mortality has declined in both countries in the last decade. The burden has been 4 cases and 1 death per 100 000 women annually higher in Portugal than in England. Differences in human papillomavirus prevalence and risk factors for infection and disease progression do not explain the difference found in cervical cancer incidence. Significant mortality declines in both countries followed the introduction of different screening policies, although England showed a greater decline than Portugal over nearly 2 decades after centralizing organized screening. The higher rates of cervical cancer in Portugal compared to England can be explained by differences in screening quality and coverage.

  16. Forest fires caused by lightning activity in Portugal

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    Russo, Ana; Ramos, Alexandre M.; Benali, Akli; Trigo, Ricardo M.

    2017-04-01

    Wildfires in southern Europe have been causing in the last decades extensive economic and ecological losses and, even human casualties (e.g. Pereira et al., 2011). According to statistics provided by the EC-JRC European Forest Fires Information System (EFFIS) for Europe, the years of 2003 and 2007 represent the most dramatic fire seasons since the beginning of the millennium, followed by the years 2005 and 2012. These extreme years registered total annual burned areas for Europe of over 600.000 ha, reaching 800.000 ha in 2003. Over Iberia and France, the exceptional fire seasons registered in 2003 and 2005 were coincident respectively with one of the most severe heatwaves (Bastos et al., 2014) and droughts of the 20th century (Gouveia et al., 2009). On the other hand, the year 2007 was very peculiar as the area of the Peloponnese was struck by a severe winter drought followed by a subsequent wet spring, being also stricken by three heat heaves during summer and played a major role increasing the susceptibility of the region to wildfires (Gouveia et al., 2016). Some countries have a relatively large fraction of fires caused by natural factors such as lightning, e.g. northwestern USA, Canada, Russia. In contrast, Mediterranean countries such as Portugal has only a small percentage of fire records caused by lightning. Although significant uncertainties remain for the triggering mechanism for the majority of fires registered in the catalog, since they were cataloged without a likely cause. In this work we have used mainly two different databases: 1) the Portuguese Rural Fire Database (PRFD) which is representative of rural fires that have occurred in Continental Portugal, 2002-2009, with the original data provided by the National forestry Authority; 2) lightning discharges location which were extracted from the Portuguese Lightning Location System that has been in service since June of 2002 and is operated by the national weather service - Portuguese Institute for Sea

  17. Histórico, tendências e perspectivas no planejamento espacial de usinas hidrelétricas brasileiras: a antiga e atual fronteira Amazônica

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    Evandro Mateus Moretto

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Os empreendimentos hidrelétricos são alternativas favoráveis economicamente em função do grande potencial hidrelétrico disponível no território brasileiro. Apesar de serem notórias em causar significativa degradação ambiental, conformam historicamente uma importante controvérsia do setor energético brasileiro. Orientado por esta problemática, o presente trabalho tem como objetivo principal analisar o histórico e as tendências do planejamento espacial de usinas hidrelétricas no Brasil, interpretando-os a partir da relação entre o potencial hidrelétrico disponível no espaço e o grau de disciplinamento do uso e ocupação do espaço no tempo. Até a década de 1970, a implantação de hidrelétricas ocorreu, relativamente, à luz de menor grau de disciplinamento de uso e ocupação do espaço, como foi o caso das hidrelétricas de Balbina e Tucuruí, as quais também induziram a primeira grande crise ambiental do setor e favoreceram a criação dos instrumentos de política ambiental, em 1981. As décadas de 1980 e 1990 são caracterizadas por um vazio de planejamento de hidrelétricas, o que é retomado a partir de 2000 em função de um ambiente econômico internacional favorável aos investimentos em infraestrutura, resultando no aumento da exploração do potencial hidrelétrico orientada especialmente para a região Amazônica. Porém, esta reorientação depara-se com um maior grau de disciplinamento do uso do espaço que acaba vinculando novas dimensões para o planejamento espacial de hidrelétricas, especialmente em regiões com alta sensibilidade socioambiental, como é o caso da Amazônica. Ainda assim, esta região é aquela que ainda detêm o maior potencial hidrelétrico a ser explorado, o que faz dela a escolhida como a fronteira hidrelétrica da década de 2010.Las usinas hidroelétricas representam una alternativa económica favorable debido el potencial hídrico de generación disponible en el territorio

  18. Sun, Sand, Sea & Bikini. Arquitectura e turismo: Portugal anos 60

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    Susana Lobo

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available “Anos de Ruptura”, a década de 1960 marca, em Portugal, um importante ponto de viragem na transição para a democracia. A “derrota” de Humberto Delgado nas eleições presidenciais de 1958, o deflagrar da Guerra Colonial, o crescente êxodo rural e a emigração económica e política, as lutas estudantis, o Marcelismo e a abertura ao investimento exterior, assim como a generalização de importantes benefícios sociais, como o direito a férias pagas, testemunham profundas transformações na sociedade portuguesa, com inevitáveis repercussões na organização do território. A par da suburbanização dos principais centros populacionais do país, o advento de um turismo de massas será o principal motor dessa nova ordem espacial, assistindo‑se ao ensaio de novos modelos urbanísticos e arquitectónicos que iriam revolucionar o panorama disciplinar nacional. É sobre o impacto do fenómeno turístico na actividade dos arquitectos portugueses e, consequentemente, na sua relação com a sociedade e os mecanismos de produção capitalista dos anos sessenta que o presente artigo se propõe reflectir, na perspectiva de relançar o debate, então adiado, acerca das implicações físicas e culturais do lazer na colonização da paisagem.

  19. A Biographical Approach to the Ethnogeology of Late Prehistoric Portugal

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    Lillios, Katina T.

    2000-06-01

    Full Text Available In this paper, I explore the relationship between an artifact's biography and the raw material from which it was made. Specifically, I discuss the biographies of groundstone tools from five Late Neolithic and Chalcolithic (3500-2000 BC sites in lowland Portugal. An analysis of the formal and material characteristics of tools (totalling over 1300 from these sites indicates that the raw material from which a tool was made not only constrained the form and function of that tool, but also determined, to a large extent, whether that tool would be recycled and the context (settlement V5. burial in which that tool would be ultimately deposited. I suggest that both the material properties and the socio-symbolic associations of different raw materials might explain the biographies of the artifacts from which they were made.

    En este trabajo, exploro las relaciones entre la biografía del artefacto y la materia prima a partir de la cual se hizo. Específicamente discuto las biografías de los útiles de piedra pulimentada de cinco sitios del Neolítico Final y Calcolítico (3500-2000 AC de las tierras bajas portuguesas. El análisis de las características formales y materiales de los útiles (unos 1300 en total de estos sitios indica que la materia prima a partir de la cual se hizo un utensilio no sólo limitó su forma y función, sino que también determinó, en gran medida, si sería reciclado y el contexto (poblado vs enterramiento en el que sería finalmente depositado. Sugiero que tanto las propiedades materiales como las asociaciones socio-simbólicas de las diferentes materias primas a partir de las cuales se hicieron los artefactos pueden explicar sus biografías.

  20. Perspectives on access to in vitro fertilization in Portugal

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    S. Silva

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: To analyze users' reasons for choosing in vitro fertilization treatment in public or private services and to identify their suggestions for improving fertility treatment. METHODS: A qualitative study using an interpretative approach was conducted. Fifteen semi-structured interviews were conducted with patients undergoing in vitro fertilization treatment (nine women, one man and five couples at home or at their workplace in the districts of Viana do Castelo, Braga, Porto and Lisbon, Portugal, between July 2005 and February 2006. RESULTS: Users evaluated access to in vitro fertilization treatment in public and private services based mainly on their individual experiences and called for more access to less costly, faster and friendlier care with suitable facilities, appropriate time management and caring medical providers. These perceptions were also associated with views on the need for fighting stigmatization of infertility, protecting children's rights and guaranteeing sustainability of health care system. Interviewees sought to balance reduced waiting time and more attentive care with costs involved. The choice of services depended on the users' purchase power and place of residence and availability of attentive care. CONCLUSIONS: Current national policies on in vitro fertilization treatment meet user's demands of promoting access to, and quality, availability and affordability of in vitro fertilization treatment. However, their focus on legal regulation and technical-scientific aspects contrasts with the users' emphasis on reimbursement, insurance coverage and focus on emotional aspects of the treatment. The study showed these policies should ensure insurance coverage, participation of user representatives in the National Council for Assisted Reproductive Technology, promotion of infertility research and certification of fertility laboratories.

  1. Regional innovation systems in Portugal: a critical evaluation

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    Domingos Santos

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available La innovación ha pasado a primer plano en la política regional en las tres últimas décadas. Las políticas públicas han sido diseñadas por los «modelos de mejores prácticas» derivadas de las zonas urbano-metropolitanas de alta tecnología y regiones exitosas. Sin embargo, las lecciones aprendidas de estos ejemplos son raramente transferibles a otras partes. Los sistemas regionales de innovación en las regiones periféricas, y la posibilidad de su actuación como instrumentos de competitividad territorial, rara vez han sido objeto de discusión. El objetivo principal del artículo es, precisamente, tener a Portugal como un ejemplo para enriquecer este análisis. En la primera parte de este artículo se examina el concepto de sistemas de innovación regional en el contexto de las modernas teorías de la innovación y de las políticas regionales. Se argumenta que el papel del aprendizaje localizado es de importancia estratégica en la promoción del desarrollo regional endógeno. Luego, los autores discuten las barreras estructurales y oportunidades para promover estrategias regionales de innovación en el contexto político, económico y social portugués, y, por último, se señalan algunas especificidades que deben ser abordadas en el rediseño de las intervenciones públicas con el fin de mejorar la competitividad regional y la sostenibilidad.

  2. Surveillance of norovirus in Portugal and the emergence of the Sydney variant, 2011-2013.

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    Costa, I; Mesquita, J R; Veiga, E; Oleastro, M; Nascimento, M J S

    2015-09-01

    This report presents the results of the national surveillance system of diarrhea etiology of the National Institute of Health of Portugal concerning norovirus (NoV) during a two-year period, May 2011-2013. Of the total 580 stool samples collected from patients hospitalized for acute diarrhea in 13 Hospitals of Portugal, 67 (11.6%) tested positive for NoV. From May 2011 to March 2012 the GII.4 variant New Orleans 2009 was the most predominant strain having been replaced by the new GII.4 variant Sydney 2012 since then till the end of the survey. To our knowledge this is the first study showing the circulation of GII.4 as the norovirus strain most commonly associated to gastroenteritis and the first to report the replacement of GII.4 New Orleans by GII.4 Sydney 2012 variant in Portugal. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  3. Mathematics diagnostic testing in engineering: an international comparison between Ireland and Portugal

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    Carr, M.; Fidalgo, C.; Bigotte de Almeida, M. E.; Branco, J. R.; Santos, V.; Murphy, E.; Fhloinn, E. Ní

    2015-09-01

    Concern has been expressed throughout Europe about the significant deficiencies in the basic mathematical skills of many engineering undergraduates. Mathematics diagnostic tests in the UK, Ireland and Portugal have shown these shortcomings, which provide a challenge to those striving to introduce more innovative educational practices into engineering education, such as projects or real-world problems. Every year, in the Dublin Institute of Technology (Ireland) and the Instituto Superior de Engenharia de Coimbra (Portugal), a diagnostic test is given to incoming first-year students. A comparison showed some potentially interesting differences between these students. In September 2013, a project was undertaken to compare mathematical competencies of incoming engineering students in both countries. A modified diagnostic test was devised and the results were then compared to ascertain if there are common areas of difficulty between students in Ireland and Portugal, or evidence of one group significantly outperforming the other in a particular area.

  4. As relações inter-regionais em Portugal e o "efeito-capitalidade"

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    José Reis

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available Inter-regional relations in Portugal and the influence of the Lisbon metropolitan region. In this paper, we address the issue of territorial interdependencies in the case of Portugal. Given the lack of previous scientific work on inter-regional exchanges, the topic is approached from a broad perspective, by referring to the development synergies that can be found between the various regions. In particular, we discuss the specific relations that arise both from proximity and from regional similarities. Using data at the NUTS III level, we argue that, beyond the consolidation of a specific mode of development in the Lisbon metropolitan region,a sustainable articulation between demography and economy can hardly be found anywhere in the country. We conclude that the complex nature of inter-regional relations in Portugal calls for further methodological work.

  5. The teaching about the care of the elderly in nursing training: the situation in Portugal

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    Silvana Sidney Costa Santos

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available This paper aims to look at the teaching situation of the nursing undergraduate degree’s courses about eldercare in Portugal. A documentary research on the teaching programs in 39 nursing schools, 26 schools presented syllabus units related to the topic ‘eldercare’ and in eight of these schools the contents of the units were identified. Using textual analysis and from the categories we concluded that the teaching regarding eldercare for the nurse training in Portugal is focused on hospital care; it is directed to the adult/elderly/family; it explores the definitions related to the aging process; it explores community issues, legislation and research. People responsible for the design/monitoring of teaching programs should include teaching regarding eldercare in the nurse training, considering that the elder population is increasing in Portugal.

  6. Depression and unemployment incidence rate evolution in Portugal, 1995-2013: General Practitioner Sentinel Network data.

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    Rodrigues, Ana Paula; Sousa-Uva, Mafalda; Fonseca, Rita; Marques, Sara; Pina, Nuno; Matias-Dias, Carlos

    2017-11-17

    Quantify, for both genders, the correlation between the depression incidence rate and the unemployment rate in Portugal between 1995 and 2013. An ecological study was developed to correlate the evolution of the depression incidence rates estimated by the General Practitioner Sentinel Network and the annual unemployment rates provided by the National Statistical Institute in official publications. There was a positive correlation between the depression incidence rate and the unemployment rate in Portugal, which was significant only for males (R2 = 0.83, p = 0.04). For this gender, an increase of 37 new cases of depression per 100,000 inhabitants was estimated for each 1% increase in the unemployment rate between 1995 and 2013. Although the study design does not allow the establishment of a causal association between unemployment and depression, the results suggest that the evolution of unemployment in Portugal may have had a significant impact on the level of mental health of the Portuguese, especially among men.

  7. Does Trade Help to Explain Tourism Demand? The Case of Portugal

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    Nuno Carlos LEITÃO

    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available The tourism industry has expanded in recent years due to internal and external environmental forces. These forces, income, trade, consumer price, and geographical distance are interconnected. Accounting for imperfect competition and increasing returns to scale, the new trade theory offers the explanation of dynamic gains from international trade. A large number of studies attempt to test the hypothesis that there is a link between trade and tourism. Most of the studies show that trade and tourism are positively correlated. This paper specifies static and dynamic panel demand models for tourism in Portugal and estimates demand equations using tourist inflow data for the period 1995-2006. We find that bilateral trade, immigration, border, and geographical distance between Portugal and countries of origin are the main determinants of tourism to Portugal. The dynamic panel data approach indicates that trade, population, and income are more important determinants than relative price.

  8. Status and conservation of the red squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris in Portugal

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    Maria da Luz Mathias

    1998-12-01

    Full Text Available Abstract The historical and recent status and distribution of the red squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris in Portugal are analysed using published data, preserved material and unpublished information. In the past the red squirrel occupied the whole of Portugal, but died out towards the end of the 16th century. Now, however, red squirrels have moved back in from Spain and recolonised forests in the north of the country. An important factor limiting the distribution of squirrels in the past was the availability of suitable habitat which provide shelter and food, such as conifer woods. Hunting pressure may also have affected numbers. In Portugal the conservation status of S. vulgaris is Rare.

  9. Predictors of loneliness among students and nuns in Angola and Portugal.

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    Neto, Félix; Barros, José

    2003-07-01

    The authors conducted 2 studies to examine the relationship between loneliness and psychosocial variables among people from Angola and Portugal. In the 1st study, the participants were 129 college students from Angola and 122 from Portugal, and in the 2nd study participants were 105 nuns from Angola and 74 from Portugal. The following instruments were administered to all participants in both studies: the Revised UCLA Loneliness Scale (D. Russell, L. Peplau, & C. Cutrona, 1980), the Neuroticism Scale (J. Barros, 1999), the Optimism Scale (J. Barros, 1998), and the Satisfaction With Life Scale (E. Diener, R. Emmons, R. Larsen, & S. Griffin, 1985). Ethnic differences were found in loneliness. The Angolan participants recorded higher scores for loneliness than did the Portuguese participants. For both samples the most prominent predictors of loneliness were neuroticism and dissatisfaction with life.

  10. The impact of winter cold weather on acute myocardial infarctions in Portugal

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    Vasconcelos, João; Freire, Elisabete; Almendra, Ricardo

    2013-01-01

    Mortality due to cardiovascular diseases shows a seasonal trend that can be associated with cold weather. Portugal is the European country with the highest excess winter mortality, but nevertheless, the relationship between cold weather and health is yet to be assessed. The main aim of this study is to identify the contribution of cold weather to cardiovascular diseases within Portugal. Poisson regression analysis based on generalized additive models was applied to estimate the influence of a human-biometeorological index (PET) on daily hospitalizations for myocardial infarction. The main results revealed a negative effect of cold weather on acute myocardial infarctions in Portugal. For every degree fall in PET during winter, there was an increase of up to 2.2% (95% CI = 0.9%; 3.3%) in daily hospital admissions. This paper shows the need for public policies that will help minimize or, indeed, prevent exposure to cold. -- Highlights: ► We model the relationship between daily hospitalizations due to myocardial infarctions and cold weather in Portugal. ► We use Physiological Equivalent temperature (PET) as main explanatory variable. ► We adjust the models to confounding factors such as influenza and air pollution. ► Daily hospitalizations increased up to 2.2% per degree fall of PET during winter. ► Exposure to cold weather has a negative impact on human health in Portugal. -- There is an increase of up to 2.2% in daily hospitalizations due to acute myocardial infarctions per degree fall of thermal index during the winter months in Portugal

  11. Construction and modification of the autonomy of school mathematical knowledge in Portugal

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    José Manuel Matos

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available During the second half of the nineteenth century and early twentieth century the discipline of secondary mathematics was gradually built in Portugal and certified teachers, textbooks, programs, special teaching techniques emerge. This consolidation process ends with the emergency of school subjects that develop some kind of autonomy as Chervel puts it. This article discusses how the school discipline of mathematics in secondary education in Portugal was set. This process is inseparable from teacher training and so we will observe professional legitimation processes paying special attention to ways in which autonomy has been building and modifying over time.

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

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    María Soledad Gómez de las Heras

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    Full Text Available 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 ideológica con el país vecino, su posición estratégica, y su papel de interlocutor, será también protagonista y estará siempre presente, junto con España, en las relaciones internacionales durante la Segunda Guerra Mundial.

  13. Crise econômica e retorno dos imigrantes brasileiros em Portugal

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    Carolina Nunan

    Full Text Available A crise econômica internacional desencadeada em 2008 produziu enormes efeitos sobre as migrações mundiais. Alguns estudos têm sido dedicados a esta temática. O objetivo deste artigo é refletir e discutir sobre a existência de um possível fluxo de retorno dos imigrantes brasileiros em Portugal ao país de origem. Os resultados desta investigação apontam para uma desaceleração do fluxo de entrada em Portugal, uma propensão significativa ao retorno, mas um volume efetivo de retorno inferior ao que seria teoricamente de esperar.

  14. O movimento vegan em Portugal: significados e justificações

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    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...

  15. Parasites of marine, freshwater and farmed fishes of Portugal: a review

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    Jorge da Costa Eiras

    Full Text Available Abstract An extensive literature review is made of the parasites in marine and freshwater fish in mainland Portugal, the Portuguese archipelagos of the Azores and Madeira, as well as in farmed fish. The host(s of each parasite species, its location in the host, site of capture of the host, whenever possible, and all the available bibliographic references are described. The economic importance of some parasites and the zoonotic relevance of some parasitic forms are discussed. A general overview of the data is provided, and some research lines are suggested in order to increase and complement the current body of knowledge about the parasites of fish from Portugal.

  16. Tendências recentes de abordagem à contabilidade pública em Portugal

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    Maria da Conceição da Costa Marques

    2003-04-01

    Full Text Available Face à especial atenção que tem vindo a ser dada à contabilidade pública não só em Portugal como na maioria dos países desenvolvidos do mundo, revelase de particular interesse um estudo evolutivo/cronológico da contabilidade pública em Portugal. Com efeito, esta contabilidade, submetida durante anos a um anonimato sem sentido, viu, sobretudo com a adesão de Portugal à Comunidade Europeia em 1986 e, mais tarde, à União Económica e Monetária, um interesse especial não só do Governo e entidades envolvidas, como do público em geral. E tanto assim é, que sobretudo desde 1990 que se assiste à aprovação de um conjunto de diplomas reguladores das matérias inerentes à contabilidade pública, inseridos num processo de reformas que ainda não terminou. É com este pano de fundo que pretendemos elaborar este trabalho, o qual esperamos elucide o leitor sobre os progressos da contabilidade pública em Portugal, que, de uma contabilidade meramente legal, passa a uma contabilidade baseada em critérios emergentes de economia, eficiência e eficácia.In view of the special attention that has been given to public accounting in recent times, not only in Portugal but in most developed countries, an evolutionary/ chronological study of public accounting in Portugal shows to be of particular interest. This accounting, which had been submitted to meaningless anonymity for years, actually became the subject of special interest not only by the government and other entities involved, but also by the public in general, mainly when Portugal adhered to the European Community in 1986 and, later on, to the Economic and Monetary Union. To the extent that, particularly from 1990 onwards, a set of laws has been approved which regulate issues inherent to public accounting.These are inserted in a reform process that has not finished yet. Against this background, we hope that this study will enlighten the reader about the progress in public Accounting in

  17. A new cave-dwelling millipede of the genus Scutogona from central Portugal (Diplopoda, Chordeumatida, Chamaesomatidae)

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    Enghoff, Henrik; Reboleira, Ana Sofia

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    A new cave-dwelling species of the genus Scutogona Ribuat, 1913, S. minor n. sp., is described from caves of Sicó karst in central Portugal. The classification and delimitation of Scutogona vis-à-vis related genera, in particular Meinerteuma Mauriès, 1982, is discussed.......A new cave-dwelling species of the genus Scutogona Ribuat, 1913, S. minor n. sp., is described from caves of Sicó karst in central Portugal. The classification and delimitation of Scutogona vis-à-vis related genera, in particular Meinerteuma Mauriès, 1982, is discussed....

  18. Avaliação psicológica e o uso dos testes em Portugal

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    Almeida, Leandro S.; Araújo, Alexandra M.; Diniz, António M.

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    Tomando a história recente da psicologia em Portugal, descreve-se a evolução havida na avaliação psicológica. Em particular, aponta-se que o desenvolvimento da psicometria e dos testes psicológicos foi em Portugal determinado pelas necessidades do mundo profissional, a que o mundo académico foi progressivamente respondendo. Assim, nas últimas décadas várias teses de mestrado e de doutoramento centraram-se na adaptação e validação de alguns testes internacionalmente usados. No presente momento...

  19. Notas cariológicas e fitogeográficas de algumas Pteridophyta de Portugal. I.

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    Os autores apresentam os números cromossómicos de algumas Pteridophyta da Flora de Portugal, acompanhadas de urna pequena descrigáo, respectiva ecologia e fitogeografia, e tecem consideragbes sobre as mesmas. Se estudia el número cromosómico de algunas Pteridophyta de la flora de Portugal.Después de una breve descripción, se comenta su ecología, distribución geográfica y cariologia. The authors have studied from cytological, ecological and phytogeographical point of view five Pteridophy...

  20. Tuberculose ativa entre profissionais de saúde em Portugal Active tuberculosis among health care workers in Portugal

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    José Castela Torres da Costa

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Determinar a incidência de tuberculose (TB ativa em uma coorte de profissionais de saúde (PS. MÉTODOS: Estudo descritivo dos casos de TB ativa identificados entre 2005 e 2010 no rastreio de medicina do trabalho efetuado em 6.112 PS. Casos de TB ativa foram definidos como aqueles com identificação de Mycobacterium tuberculosis por microscopia direta ou cultura; aqueles com sintomas ou sinais clínicos de TB e granuloma necrotizante, detectado por histologia; e aqueles com achados radiológicos consistentes com TB ativa. RESULTADOS: Dos 6.112 PS avaliados, houve 62 casos de TB ativa (TB pulmonar, em 43; TB pleural, em 15; TB ganglionar, em 2; TB do pericárdio, em 1; TB cutânea, em 1. Sete PS estavam assintomáticos no momento do diagnóstico. Dos 62 casos de TB ativa, a doença ocorreu nos primeiros 10 anos de exposição ocupacional em 48 e nos primeiros 5 anos em 36. A maioria dos casos verificou-se em médicos e enfermeiros (22 e 21, respectivamente. CONCLUSÕES: O impacto da TB em PS em Portugal é elevado. Os médicos e enfermeiros são os PS com o maior risco de desenvolver TB ativa. Tal como relatado em estudos prévios, parece haver um risco mais elevado de desenvolver essa doença nos primeiros anos de exposição. Em países de elevada incidência, o rastreio de TB nos PS é importante no controle da transmissão dessa doença.OBJECTIVE: To determine the incidence of active tuberculosis (TB in a cohort of health care workers (HCWs. METHODS: Descriptive study of active TB cases identified in an occupational health screening of 6,112 HCWs between 2005 and 2010. Cases of active TB were defined as those in which Mycobacterium tuberculosis was identified by direct microscopy or culture; those in which there were symptoms or clinical signs of TB and necrotizing granuloma, as detected by histology; and those in which the radiological findings were consistent with active TB. RESULTS: Among the 6,112 HCWs evaluated, we identified

  1. Tuberculose nos municípios amazonenses da fronteira Brasil-Colômbia-Peru-Venezuela: situação epidemiológica e fatores associados ao abandono

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Descrever a situação epidemiológica da tuberculose, mapear a sua incidência e investigar fatores associados ao abandono do tratamento nos municípios do Amazonas que integram o Arco Norte da faixa de fronteira internacional do Brasil. MÉTODOS: Este estudo retrospectivo analisou características sociodemográficas e clínico-epidemiológicas dos casos de tuberculose notificados no Sistema de Informação de Agravos de Notificação (SINAN entre 2001 e 2010. Utilizou-se regressão logística para identificação de fatores associados ao abandono do tratamento. RESULTADOS: Houve predomínio de casos em indígenas (51,9%, em homens (57,9% e em indivíduos na faixa de 25 a 44 anos (31,4% de idade. A forma clínica predominante foi a pulmonar (89,7%. Mesmo assim, 24,5% dos casos não realizaram baciloscopia de escarro, e somente metade realizou tratamento supervisionado. A alta por cura representou 70,0% das notificações, e o abandono, 10,0%. Óbitos por tuberculose e por outras causas somaram 4,1%, e a tuberculose multirresistente somou 1,7%. A incidência média segundo raça/cor revelou-se maior entre os indígenas, variando de 202,3/100 000 em 2001 a 65,6/100 000 em 2010. O abandono do tratamento esteve associado à não realização das baciloscopias de acompanhamento no segundo, quarto e sexto mês (OR = 11,9; IC95%: 7,4 a 19,0; ao reingresso pós-abandono (OR = 3,0; IC95%: 1,5 a 5,9; e à residência em algumas sub-regiões, sobretudo no Alto Solimões (OR = 6,7; IC95%: 4,6 a 9,8. CONCLUSÕES: Na porção amazonense do Arco Norte da fronteira internacional do Brasil, predominam elevadas taxas de incidência por tuberculose, sobretudo em indígenas. As especificidades socioculturais dessas populações e o precário controle da tuberculose na região determinam a necessidade urgente de integrar os diferentes sistemas nacionais de saúde.

  2. Posição de fronteira e produção de significados na educação matemática indígena

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    Lucí T. M. dos Santos Bernardi

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    Full Text Available O presente trabalho apresenta parte dos resultados de uma pesquisa que teve como objetivo acompanhar um processo de formação continuada de um grupo de professores indígenas Kaingang que ensinam matemática, na Terra Indígena Xapecó, em Ipuaçu, SC. Tal pesquisa buscou promover uma reflexão sobre os desafios da Educação Escolar Indígena na construção de um processo educativo na Educação Matemática, mais especificamente que, na construção desse processo educativo, contemplasse a matemática tradicional e a matemática escolar. Examinamos, a questão da posição de fronteira do estudante/professor indígena, tratando das diversidades e conflitos culturais, background e foreground, e da construção de significados da matemática na educação matemática indígena. Para isso, buscamos aporte teórico na Educação Matemática Crítica na Etnomatemática. A pesquisa nos mostrou que um dos caminhos para minimizar o enfrentamento dos desafios seria suavizar as fronteiras entre indígenas e não indígenas e reforçar os marcadores identitários, compreendendo uma nova lógica para a elaboração de significados dos elementos de sua cultura.Abstract This paper presents some results of a survey that aimed to follow a process of continuous formation of a group of Kaingang indigenous teachers who teach mathematics in Terra Indigena Xapecó in Ipuaçu, SC. This research sought promote reflection on the challenges of Indigenous Education in the construction of an educational process in mathematics education, specifically that the construction of this educational process, contemplating the traditional mathematics and mathematics education. Examined the issue of frontier position of the teacher indigenous dealing with diversity and cultural conflicts, background and foreground, and the construction of meanings of mathematics in mathematics indigenous education. For this, we seek the theorical support in Critical Mathematics Education and in

  3. Hydro-geomorphologic events in Portugal and its association with Circulation weather types

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    Pereira, Susana; Ramos, Alexandre M.; Rebelo, Luís; Trigo, Ricardo M.; Zêzere, José L.

    2017-04-01

    Floods and landslides correspond to the most hazardous weather driven natural disasters in Portugal. A recent improvement on their characterization has been achieved with the gathering of basic information on past floods and landslides that caused social consequences in Portugal for the period 1865-2015 through the DISASTER database (Zêzere et al., 2014). This database was built under the assumption that strong social impacts of floods and landslides are sufficient relevant to be reported consistently by national and regional newspapers. The DISASTER database contains detailed information on the location, date of occurrence and social impacts (fatalities, injuries, missing people, evacuated and homeless people) of each individual hydro-geomorphologic case (1677 flood cases and 292 landslide cases). These hydro-geomorphologic disaster cases are grouped in a restrict number of DISASTER events that were selected according to the following criteria: a set of at least 3 DISASTER cases sharing the same trigger in time (with no more than 3 days without cases), which have a widespread spatial extension related to the triggering mechanism and a certain magnitude. In total, the DISASTER database includes 134 events (3.7 average days of duration) that generated high social impacts in Portugal (962 fatalities and 40878 homeless people). Each DISASTER event was characterized with the following attributes: hydro-geomorphologic event type (e.g landslides, floods, flash floods, urban floods); date of occurrence (year, month and days); duration in days; spatial location in GIS; number of fatalities, injured, evacuated and homeless people; and weather type responsible for triggering the event. The atmospheric forcing at different time scales is the main trigger for the hydro-meteorological DISASTER events occurred in Portugal. In this regard there is an urge for a more systematic assessment of the weather types associated to flood and landslide damaging events to correctly

  4. Património geomorfológico no Litoral Sudoeste de Portugal

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    Full Text Available GEOMORPHOLOGICAL PATRIMONY ON PORTUGUESE SOUTHWEST COAST - Within the scope of environmental concerns that challenge mankind, namely the management of biodiversity and the preservation and conservation of landscapes, the aim of this paper is to define the geomorphological patrimony and the establishment of geomorphological ways. Landscapes are here regarded as the spatial expression of the interaction between biophysical and socio-economical componets that form the environmental system. In the case of the Portuguese Southwest, the geomorphological component of the environmental system is assumed to be structuring element of the present landscape. In this sense, geomorphological patrimony is taken as a set of landforms (soils and correlative deposits with clear scientific interest by their genetic and degree of preservation characteristics, by their rarity and/or originality, by their degree of vulnerability or moreover by the way they are connected in terms of space. Such landforms deserve to be preserved.The Portuguese Southwest includes a protected by law area (Protected landscape area of Southwest of Alentejo and Costa Vicentina, set by the Decree-law nº241/88 June 7. It keeps a quite diversified and rich geomorphological patrimony, generally well preserved, in a mainly rural area (fig.1. Its geomorphological evolution is the result of the continental and sea planation, as well as tectonic events, and it is a good example of the coastal landscapes evolution (figs.2,3,4. We therefore propose the creation of spacial protection ways, geomorphological ways (with geomorphological sites with particular interest, on the strength of their scientific interest, and also because they are the record of the landscape evolution and their environmental conditions (fig.5.

  5. Portugal; 2006 Article IV Consultation—Staff Report; Staff Statement; Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Portugal

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    Important progress can be seen in the economic and policy environment in Portugal, but challenges remain. Firm implementation of strategy is essential to meet these challenges. It will be essential that expenditure measures move to the forefront, realizing the planned shift away from revenue-based adjustment. Fiscal adjustment will be needed to ensure long-term sustainability. A credible deficit reduction strategy is essential to raise potential growth. The financial system is sound and well ...

  6. Riquetsioses no Brasil e Portugal: ocorrência, distribuição e diagnóstico Rickettsial diseases in Brazil and Portugal: occurrence, distribution and diagnosis

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    Márcio Antonio Moreira Galvão

    2005-10-01

    Full Text Available O presente artigo é uma atualização sobre a ocorrência e diagnóstico das riquetsioses existentes no Brasil e Portugal, com o objetivo de incentivar e incrementar a vigilância epidemiológica dessas doenças nos dois países. Realizou-se levantamento bibliográfico e foram apresentados dados não publicados de laboratórios e serviços de epidemiologia. Os resultados descreveram a ocorrência das riquetsioses no Brasil e Portugal, inclusive aquelas recém-descritas, advindas de riquétsias de potencial patogênico ainda incerto. Os métodos diagnósticos atualmente empregados foram discutidos. Como em outros países, as riquetsioses parecem assumir crescente importância em saúde pública. Relegadas a um plano secundário por muitas décadas, o interesse por essas infecções tem aumentado nos dois países, mas ainda carece de investigação para esclarecer seu real significado em saúde pública.The present study is an update review on the occurrence and diagnosis of rickettsial diseases in Brazil and Portugal, aiming at promoting their epidemiological surveillance in both countries. A literature review was carried out and unpublished data of laboratories and surveillance systems were presented. The results described the occurrence of rickettsial diseases and infections in Brazil and Portugal, including other new and still poorly understood rickettsial infections. Current diagnostic methods were discussed. As in many other countries, rickettsial diseases and infections seem to be an emerging public health problem. Treated as a minor problem for many decades, the interest in these infections has increased in both countries but further studies are needed to establish their role as a public health problem.

  7. Tendências comportamentais frente à saúde de imigrantes brasileiros em Portugal Behavioral health trends of Brazilian immigrants in Portugal

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    Maria da Penha de Lima Coutinho

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available Este estudo teve como objetivo principal obter um conhecimento das condições e configurações das formações de imigrantes brasileiros no contexto português. De modo mais específico, procurou-se determinar quais fatores influenciam a busca, pelos imigrantes, dos serviços de saúde existentes no país acolhedor. A amostra foi composta por 75 brasileiros que vivem em Portugal, sendo 35 homens e 40 mulheres. Os dados foram coletados através de um questionário sociodemográfico e analisados por meio de estatísticas descritivas e inferenciais. Os resultados mostraram um perfil atualmente crescente do imigrante brasileiro em Portugal e a sua inserção em um grupo de risco social, refletido nas suas precárias condições psicológicas, sociais e, mais especificamente, no campo da saúde.This study aimed to understand the main conditions and setting of the Brazilian immigrants formations in the Portuguese context. Specifically, the aim was to clarify which factors contribute to determine the searching for Health services in the host country. The sample was consisted by 75 Brazilians who live in Portugal, from which 35 were men and 40 were women. The data were collected by a socio-demographic questionnaire and analyzed by descriptive and inferential statistics. The results showed an increasing of a Brazilian Immigrants' profile in Portugal, and the insertion of such into a group of social risk, reflected in their psychological and social conditions, and more specifically in the Health field.

  8. Occurrence of springs in massifs of crystalline rocks, northern Portugal

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    Pacheco, Fernando António Leal; Alencoão, Ana Maria Pires

    2002-02-01

    An inventory of artesian springs emerging from fractures (fracture springs) was conducted in the Pinhão River Basin and Morais Massif, northern Portugal, comprising an area of approximately 650 km2. Over 1,500 springs were identified and associated with geological domains and fracture sets. Using cross-tabulation analysis, spring distributions by fracture sets were compared among geological environments, and the deviations related to differences in rock structure and, presumably, to differences in deformational histories. The relation between spring frequencies and rock structures was further investigated by spectral determination, the model introduced in this study. Input data are the spring frequencies and fracture lengths in each geological domain, in addition to the angles between fracture strikes and present-day stress-field orientation (θ). The model's output includes the so-called intrinsic densities, a parameter indexing spring occurrence to factors such as fracture type and associated deformational regime and age. The highest densities (12.2 springs/km of lineament) were associated with young shear fractures produced by brittle deformation, and the lowest (0.1) with old tensional and ductile fractures. Spectral determination also relates each orientation class to a dominant structural parameter: where spring occurrence is controlled by θ, the class is parallel to the present-day stress-field orientation; where the control is attributed to the length of fractures, the spring occurrence follows the strike of large-scale normal faults crossing the region. Résumé. Un inventaire des sources artésiennes émergeant de fractures (sources de fractures) a été réalisé dans le bassin de la rivière Pinhão et dans le massif de Morais, dans le nord du Portugal, dans une région couvrant environ 650 km2. Plus de 1,500 sources ont été identifiées et associées à des domaines géologiques et à des ensembles de fractures. Grâce à une analyse de tableaux

  9. Modelling post-fire vegetation recovery in Portugal

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    A. Bastos

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Wildfires in Mediterranean Europe have been increasing in number and extension over the last decades and constitute one of the major disturbances of these ecosystems. Portugal is the country with more burnt area in the last decade and the years of 2003 and 2005 were particularly devastating, the total burned areas of 425 000 and 338 000 ha being several times higher than the corresponding average. The year of 2005 further coincided with one of the most severe droughts since early 20th century. Due to different responses of vegetation to diverse fire regimes and to the complexity of landscape structures, fires have complex effects on vegetation recovery. Remote sensing has revealed to be a powerful tool in studying vegetation dynamics and in monitoring post-fire vegetation recovery, which is crucial to land-management and to prevent erosion.

    The main goals of the present work are (i to assess the accuracy of a vegetation recovery model previously developed by the authors; (ii to assess the model's performance, namely its sensitivity to initial conditions, to the temporal length of the input dataset and to missing data; (iii to study vegetation recovery over two selected areas that were affected by two large wildfire events in the fire seasons of 2003 and 2005, respectively.

    The study relies on monthly values of NDVI over 11 years (1998–2009, at 1 km × 1 km spatial resolution, as obtained by the VEGETATION instrument. According to results from sensitivity analysis, the model is robust and able to provide good estimations of recovery times of vegetation when the regeneration process is regular, even when missing data is present. In respect to the two selected burnt scars, results indicate that fire damage is a determinant factor of regeneration, as less damaged vegetation recovers more rapidly, which is mainly justified by the high coverage of Pinus pinaster over the area, and by the fact that coniferous forests tend to

  10. Homogenisation of minimum and maximum air temperature in northern Portugal

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    Freitas, L.; Pereira, M. G.; Caramelo, L.; Mendes, L.; Amorim, L.; Nunes, L.

    2012-04-01

    Homogenization of minimum and maximum air temperature has been carried out for northern Portugal for the period 1941-2010. The database corresponds to the values of the monthly arithmetic averages calculated from daily values observed at stations within the network of stations managed by the national Institute of Meteorology (IM). Some of the weather stations of IM's network are collecting data for more than a century; however, during the entire observing period, some factors have affected the climate series and have to be considered such as, changes in the station surroundings and changes related to replacement of manually operated instruments. Besides these typical changes, it is of particular interest the station relocation to rural areas or to the urban-rural interface and the installation of automatic weather stations in the vicinity of the principal or synoptic stations with the aim of replacing them. The information from these relocated and new stations was merged to produce just one but representative time series of that site. This process starts at the end 90's and the information of the time series fusion process constitutes the set of metadata used. Two basic procedures were performed: (i) preliminary statistical and quality control analysis; and, (ii) detection and correction of problems of homogeneity. In the first case, was developed and used software for quality control, specifically dedicated for the detection of outliers, based on the quartile values of the time series itself. The analysis of homogeneity was performed using the MASH (Multiple Analysis of Series for Homogenisation) and HOMER, which is a software application developed and recently made available within the COST Action ES0601 (COST-ES0601, 2012). Both methods provide a fast quality control of the original data and were developed for automatic processing, analyzing, homogeneity testing and adjusting of climatological data, but manual usage is also possible. Obtained results with both

  11. [Causes of deaths in Portugal and challenges in prevention].

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    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, represents the likelihood of dying before this age, which is presently of 24.3%, meaning that one in four dies Portuguese citizen before reaching the age of 70. Main cause of deaths and the number of years in the Portuguese population that theoretically stops living when you die before the age of 70 (potential years lost), for both sexes, includes the following: traffic accidents with motor vehicles - 22,550 years; malignant tumor of trachea, bronchus and lung - 19,768 years, vascular brain diseases - 16,070 years, self-injury caused intentionally - 14,753 years. It's important to analyze these figures and its evolution in order to allow an understanding of their impact and implement effective corrective measures. The contribution of actions and programs to prevent some of the above causes of deaths and potential years lost is still to be objectively interpreted but it is well known the importance of reducing risks factors as tobacco and alcohol consumption, encouraging balanced nutrition in calories and composition, promoting regular physical exercise and improving information and health education on the reduction of many chronic non-communicable diseases, what in turn, reflects in the decline of premature mortality. It is essential to analyze the causes that anticipate the death of the Portuguese population and the cause of these causes, that is, their risk factors and design programs that reduce the exposure of citizens to avoidable risks, which is the essence of all public

  12. VALE BOI (ALGARVE, PORTUGAL AND THE SOLUTREAN IN SOUTHWESTERN IBERIA

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    João Cascalheira

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available Located at the crossroads of two rather different ecological and cultural worlds (Mediterranean Spain and Portuguese Atlantic, the site of Vale Boi is a crucial element in understanding the economic and social traits of the communities that inhabited Southwestern Iberia during the Last Glacial Maximum (LGM. Combining an open-air with a rockshelter component, Vale Boi presents a lengthy Solutrean record starting with a Proto-Solutrean phase followed by a set of occupations in the 25 to 20.3 ka cal BP time-span. The very rich and well preserved assemblages proved that the site was treated, throughout, as a seasonal residential camp and although a striking combination of exogenous cultural traits has been identified, regional adaptive idiosyncrasies are quite evident. This paper focuses on the results of the lithics, fauna, beads and portable art analysis from Vale Boi, and their impact on the comprehension of the LGM ecodynamics in Southwestern Iberia.Localizado en el marco de dos contextos diferentes desde el punto de vista ecológico y cultural (el Mediterráneo español y el Atlántico portugués, el yacimiento de Vale Boi (Algarve, Portugal es un lugar fundamental para comprender la organización económica y social de las comunidades que habitaron el sudoeste de la Península Ibérica durante el Último Máximo Glacial (LGM. Situado en una zona en la que se combinan ocupaciones al aire libre y en abrigo, Vale Boi presenta un amplio registro solutrense que comienza con el el Proto-Solutrense y a la que le siguen un amplio número de ocupaciones entre el 25 y el 20,3 ka BP. El importante y bien preservado conjunto demuestra que este asentamiento funcionó como un campamento residencia estacional. Aunque han sido identificados diversos caracteres culturales de origen exógeno, son también evidentes los elementos adaptativos idiosincráticos. El presente artículo se centra en los resultados de los análisis del utillaje lítico, la fauna, las

  13. Implementation of a Seismic Early Warning System in Portugal Mainland

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    Madureira, Guilherme; Carrilho, Fernando

    2017-04-01

    Portugal mainland is located near the border between the Eurasian and Nubian plates, whose interaction is the main responsible for a significant seismic activity in the area, with historical occurrence of several catastrophic events (e.g. Lisbon 1755 earthquake [Mag 8.7]), most of which haviguilhng epicenter rise in submerged area, located in the Cadiz Gulf and Southwest of San Vincent Cape. Early Warning Systems (EEWS) is presently a very effective concept to be applied in the mitigation of the effects caused by large earthquakes. For the mentioned area a feasibility study of a EEWS was made in the ALERT-ES project. It was found that the system could be effective to protect cities and infrastructures located at larger distances (ex: Lisbon) from the areas, located south and southwest of PT mainland, where the larger earthquakes are expected to be originated. Considering the use of a new strong-motion network recently implemented in the south of PT mainland, we concluded that the lead-times could be improved. We opted by the implementation of the well known computational platform PRESTO. In the adaptation of the mentioned platform to the local reality one of the challenges was the computation of fast moment magnitude estimates, because regional attenuation must be properly considered, and a specific study was made on this issue. The several simulations that were performed showed a reasonably good performance of the system, both on magnitude evaluation and epicentre location. However we also noted that the problems in the acquisition instruments are a very important source of disturbance in the performance of the EEWS, pointing to a need of a very accurate quality control of the strong-motion network. Considering end-users, we are also developing specific software for intensity estimation at the target places and to trigger visual and audio alerts in accordance to the expected level of shaking. This work is supported by the EU project TSUMAPS-NEAM, Agreement Number

  14. The "Universitisation" of Geography Teacher Training in Portugal: Reflecting on Its Results and Weaknesses

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    Alexandre, Fernando; Ferreira, Manuela Malheiro

    2015-01-01

    In Portugal, geography teacher training followed a process of "universitisation" that enhanced its academic dimension and weakened the importance of professional training. Training became focused on "outcomes", more than on "processes", and its effects were increasingly disappointing as regards changing teachers'…

  15. Radon concentration assessment in water sources of public drinking of Covilhã's county, Portugal

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    M. Inácio

    2017-04-01

    Radon concentration measurements were performed on thirty three samples collected from water wells at different depths and types of aquifers, at Covilhã's County, Portugal with the radon gas analyser DURRIDGE RAD7. Twenty three, of the total of water samples collected, gave, values over 100 Bq/L, being that 1690 Bq/L was the highest measured value.

  16. Construction and Modification of the Autonomy of School Mathematical Knowledge in Portugal

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    Matos, José Manuel

    2016-01-01

    During the second half of the nineteenth century and early twentieth century the discipline of secondary mathematics was gradually built in Portugal and certified teachers, textbooks, programs, special teaching techniques emerge. This consolidation process ends with the emergency of school subjects that develop some kind of autonomy as Chervel…

  17. Seroepidemiology of Toxoplasma gondii infection in women from the North of Portugal in their childbearing years

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    Seroprevalence of Toxoplasma gondii infection and associated risk factors were investigated in 401 women of childbearing age from the North of Portugal. Among the 98 (24.4%) seropositive women, 92 (93.9%) were detected as positive only for imunoglobulin (Ig) G, two women (2.0%) were positive only fo...

  18. Master's in Autonomous Systems: An Overview of the Robotics Curriculum and Outcomes at ISEP, Portugal

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    Silva, E.; Almeida, J.; Martins, A.; Baptista, J. P.; Campos Neves, B.

    2013-01-01

    Robotics research in Portugal is increasing every year, but few students embrace it as one of their first choices for study. Until recently, job offers for engineers were plentiful, and those looking for a degree in science and technology would avoid areas considered to be demanding, like robotics. At the undergraduate level, robotics programs are…

  19. Patterns of glucose lowering drugs utilization in Portugal and in the Netherlands. Trends over time.

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    Torre, Carla; Guerreiro, José; de Oliveira Martins, Sofia; Raposo, João Filipe; Martins, Ana Paula; Leufkens, Hubert

    2015-12-01

    To compare the temporal trends in the consumption patterns of glucose lowering drugs (GLD) between Portugal and the Netherlands from 2004 to 2013 and to examine possible reasons behind the cross-national variation found. All GLD (ATC pharmacological subgroup A10B) were selected for analysis. Consumption data were obtained for the 10-year period. Portuguese and Dutch drug estimates were obtained from nationwide databases. The consumption of GLD increased in Portugal from 52.9 defined daily dose per 1000 inhabitants per day (DHD) in 2004 to 70.0 DHD in 2013 and in the Netherlands from 44.9 DHD in 2004 to 50.7 DHD in 2013. In Portugal, the use of fixed-dose combinations, especially with dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitors (DPP-4) increased remarkably and in 2013 represented almost a quarter of total GLD consumption. In the Netherlands, the use of combinations was residual. The consumption of GLD rose over the 10-year period in both countries. However, Portuguese overall consumption and costs of GLD were higher. The differentially rapid uptake of DPP-4 inhibitors in Portugal was the main driver of the cost difference. Copyright © 2015 Primary Care Diabetes Europe. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  20. Student Perceptions of the Employability of the First Degree in Portugal

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    Sin, Cristina; Tavares, Orlanda; Amaral, Alberto

    2016-01-01

    Purpose: The paper presents and analyses quantitative data on student perceptions about the employability of the first degree, and their trajectory choices on graduation. The purpose of this paper is to assess the value of the first degree as a positional good in Portugal, further to the degree's reduced duration after the implementation of the…

  1. Emergy analysis of a silvo-pastoral system, a case study in southern Portugal

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    The Mediterranean silvo-pastoral system known as Montado, in Portugal, is a complex land use system composed of an open tree stratum in various densities and an herbaceous layer, used for livestock grazing. Livestock also profit from the acorns, and the grazing contributes to avo...

  2. Early Childhood Intervention in Portugal: An Overview Based on the Developmental Systems Model

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    Pinto, Ana Isabel; Grande, Catarina; Aguiar, Cecilia; de Almeida, Isabel Chaves; Felgueiras, Isabel; Pimentel, Julia Serpa; Serrano, Ana Maria; Carvalho, Leonor; Brandao, Maria Teresa; Boavida, Tania; Santos, Paula; Lopes-dos-Santos, Pedro

    2012-01-01

    Research studies on early childhood intervention (ECI) in Portugal are diffuse regarding both program components and the geographical area under scrutiny. Since the 1990s, a growing body of knowledge and evidence in ECI is being gathered, based on postgraduate teaching, in-service training, and research. This article draws on the systems theory…

  3. Career Adapt-Abilities Scale--Portugal Form: Psychometric Properties and Relationships to Employment Status

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    Duarte, M. Eduarda; Soares, M. C.; Fraga, S.; Rafael, M.; Lima, M. R.; Paredes, I.; Agostinho, R.; Djalo, A.

    2012-01-01

    The Career-Adaptabilities Scale (CAAS)--Portugal Form consists of four scales, each with seven items, which measure concern, control, curiosity, and confidence as psychosocial resources for managing occupational transitions, developmental tasks, and work traumas. Internal consistency estimates for the subscale and total scores ranged from good to…

  4. Prevalence of antibodies to Leishmania infantum and Toxoplasma gondii in horses from the north of Portugal

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    Background Leishmania infantum and Toxoplasma gondii are protozoa with zoonotic and economic importance. Prevalences of antibodies to these agents were assessed in 173 horses from the north of Portugal. Findings Antibodies to L. infantum were detected by the direct agglutination test (DAT); seven (...

  5. Mathematics Diagnostic Testing in Engineering: An International Comparison between Ireland and Portugal

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    Carr, M.; Fidalgo, C.; Bigotte de Almeida, M. E.; Branco, J. R.; Santos, V.; Murphy, E.; Ní Fhloinn, E.

    2015-01-01

    Concern has been expressed throughout Europe about the significant deficiencies in the basic mathematical skills of many engineering undergraduates. Mathematics diagnostic tests in the UK, Ireland and Portugal have shown these shortcomings, which provide a challenge to those striving to introduce more innovative educational practices into…

  6. Regulation, circulation and distribution of penicillin in Portugal (1944-1954).

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    Bell, Victoria; Rui Pita, João; Pereira, Ana Leonor

    Portugal did not participate in World War II but was one of the first countries in the world to receive penicillin for civilian use. The Portuguese Red Cross began to import the antibiotic from the United States of America in 1944 and appointed a controlling committee to oversee its distribution, due to the small amount available. In 1945, as world production increased, penicillin began to be distributed through the normal channels. An important role in its regulation was played by the official department responsible for controlling pharmaceutical and chemical products in Portugal, the Comissão Reguladora dos Produtos Químicos e Farmacêuticos (Regulatory Committee for Chemical and Pharmaceutical Products). Penicillin was imported as a raw material from 1947 and the first medicaments containing penicillin, prepared in Portugal, were released into the commercial circuit in 1948. A laboratory had been established in 1942 by the Comissão Reguladora for the analytical verification of medicaments and medicinal products with the aim of certifying their quality and minimizing the number of products with no attested therapeutic efficacy. The number of medicaments analysed by this laboratory increased substantially from 72 in the year of its foundation (1942) to 2478 in 1954, including, after 1948, medicaments containing penicillin. The aim of the present paper was to elucidate the role of the Comissão Reguladora dos Produtos Químicos e Farmacêuticos in regulating and controlling the distribution of penicillin in Portugal during the 1940s and 1950s.

  7. Hepatitis E Virus in Sylvatic and Captive Wild Boar from Portugal.

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    Mesquita, J R; Oliveira, R M S; Coelho, C; Vieira-Pinto, M; Nascimento, M S J

    2016-10-01

    Hepatitis E virus (HEV) is a zoonotic agent today considered a major Public Health issue in industrialized countries. HEV strains belonging to zoonotic genotype 3 are widely present in swine, being today considered important reservoirs for human disease. Unlike in swine, only scarce data are available on the circulation of HEV in wild boar. This study describes the detection and molecular characterization of HEV in livers from sylvatic wild boar hunted in Portugal and destined for consumption. Additionally, the detection of HEV in stools of a confined wild boar population also destined for consumption is also described. A total of 80 liver samples collected during the hunting season of 2011/2012 and 40 stools collected in February 2012 from a wild boar breeding farm in Portugal were tested by a nested broad-spectrum RT-PCR assay targeting open reading frame (ORF) 1. Twenty livers (25.0%) and 4 stools (10%) were positive for HEV. Phylogenetic analysis showed that all strains clustered with sequences classified as HEV genotype 3 subgenotype e. To our knowledge, this is the first report documenting the occurrence and molecular analysis of HEV in sylvatic and captive wild boar destined for human consumption in Portugal. This report demonstrates for the first time the circulation of HEV in wildlife reservoirs of Portugal adding knowledge to the epidemiology of HEV in wild boar populations. © 2014 Blackwell Verlag GmbH.

  8. Prevalence of antibodies to Toxoplasma gondii in dogs from northeastern Portugal

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    Prevalence of antibodies to Toxoplasma gondii was investigated in 673 domestic dogs from northeastern Portugal, by using the modified agglutination test (MAT) with 1:20 as cut-off for seropositivity; antibodies were found in 256 dogs (38.0%). Differences between seroprevalence levels in males (36.7%...

  9. Stomach cancer incidence in Southern Portugal 1998-2006: a spatio-temporal analysis.

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    Papoila, Ana L; Riebler, Andrea; Amaral-Turkman, Antónia; São-João, Ricardo; Ribeiro, Conceição; Geraldes, Carlos; Miranda, Ana

    2014-05-01

    Stomach cancer belongs to the most common malignant tumors in Portugal. Main causal factors are age, dietary habits, smoking, and Helicobacter pylori infections. As these factors do not only operate on different time dimensions, such as age, period, or birth cohort, but may also vary along space, it is of utmost interest to model temporal and spatial trends jointly. In this paper, we analyze incidence of stomach cancer in Southern Portugal between 1998 and 2006 for females and males jointly using a spatial multivariate age-period-cohort model. Thus, we avoid age aggregation and allow the exploration of heterogeneous time trends between males and females across age, period, birth cohort, and space. Model estimation is performed within a Bayesian setting assuming (gender specific) smoothing priors. Our results show that the posterior expected rate of stomach cancer is decreasing for all counties in Southern Portugal and that males around 70 have a two times higher risk of getting stomach cancer compared with their female counterparts. We further found that, except for some few counties, the spatial influence is almost constant over time and negligible in the southern counties of Southern Portugal. © 2014 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  10. Echinococcus granulosus in Portugal: the first report of the G7 genotype in cattle.

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    Beato, Sílvia; Parreira, Ricardo; Roque, Cláudio; Gonçalves, Matilde; Silva, Liliana; Maurelli, Maria Paola; Cringoli, Giuseppe; Grácio, Maria Amélia

    2013-11-15

    Although cystic echinococcosis (CE) has been a recognized public health problem in Portugal, molecular data regarding the types and prevalence of infecting strains of its etiological agent (Echinococcus granulosus) are still scarce. Over the last years we have been evaluating the prevalence of CE in the country, and in this report we determined the parasite genotypes infecting sheep, goats, cattle and human in Portugal, based on 209 hydatid cysts recovered from liver (n=96), lung (n=95), pancreas (n=17) and kidney (n=1) samples obtained between 2008 and 2011. Protoscoleces or germinal layers were collected from individual cysts, DNA was extracted, and a part of the mitochondrial DNA encoding the cytochrome c oxidase subunit 1 was amplified by PCR. Overall, the results confirm the overall dominance of the G1-G3 cluster of strains, which are particularly prevalent in southern Portugal in livestock ruminants. Unexpectedly, one parasite sequence with cattle origin was found to correspond to E. granulosus G7 genotype (also known as E. intermedius), here reported for the first time in bovine, in Portugal. Copyright © 2013 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  11. Environmental Contamination with Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococci from Hospital Sewage in Portugal

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    Novais, Carla; Coque, Teresa M.; Ferreira, Helena; Sousa, João Carlos; Peixe, Luisa

    2005-01-01

    Vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) were detected in samples of sewage obtained downstream of hospitals of the Porto area in Portugal, and in samples from the Douro Estuary. Clonal analysis, Tn1546 typing, and presence of putative virulence traits indicate the clinical origin of these isolates. This observation highlights the importance of hospital sewage in the VRE contamination of the environment. PMID:15933043

  12. Education and Gender Wage Differentials in Portugal: What Can We Learn from an Age Cohort Analysis?

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    Gonzalez, Pilar; Santos, Luis Delfim; Santos, Maria Clementina

    2009-01-01

    Important changes characterize the recent evolution of the schooling of workers in Portugal. The purpose of this paper is to investigate the consequences of those changes in the gender wage gap. In particular, we analyze and compare the way that this process has evolved in the groups of young workers and older workers. Our findings suggest that…

  13. The Tourism Potential of Northern Portugal and Its Relevance for a Regional Branding Strategy

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    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available The purpose of this article is to explore a potential regional branding strategy for the northern part of Portugal, emphasizing the regional tourism potential. Furthermore, it aims to clarify the answers of the following research questions: i is tourism a strategic domain with the potential to integrate a branding strategy at the regional level? ii is a regional branding strategy an engine by which to enable economic and social transformation in the region, thus responding to the contemporary challenges such as weak economic confidence and unemployment? To answer these questions, a content analysis on the policy documents: i Northern Portugal Strategic Guidelines 2014-2020 and ii National Strategic Plan for Tourism 2013-2015 has been performed. In addition, the article details the results of in-depth interviews conducted with two regional entities: i Tourism of Porto and the North of Portugal (TPNP, in charge of national tourism planning and promotion and ii North Regional Coordination and Development Commission (CCDRN, involved in regional planning and development. The findings reinforce the importance of tourism as a strategic domain to boost the economy and create momentum in Northern Portugal. Moreover, tourism is seen by the respondents as a key objective in a regional branding strategy.

  14. [Scientific Research Policy for Health in Portugal: II - Facts and Suggestions].

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    Guerreiro, Cátia Sá; Hartz, Zulmira; Sambo, Luís; Conceição, Cláudia; Dussault, Gilles; Russo, Giuliano; Viveiros, Miguel; Silveira, Henrique; Pita Barros, Pedro; Ferrinho, Paulo

    2017-03-31

    After more than 40 years of democracy and 30 years of European integration, Portugal has bridged the research gap it had previously. However, when compared to global and European research policies, Portugal still has a long way go regarding investment in research and development. Health Research in Portugal has been managed by the Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia and the National Health Institute Doctor Ricardo Jorge, and it has not been a political priority, emphasized by the absence of a national scientific research plan for health, resulting in a weak coordination of actors in the field. The strategic guidelines of the 2004 - 2010 National Health Plan are what comes closest to a health research policy, but these were not implemented by the institutions responsible for scientific research for the health sector. Trusting that adopting a strategy of incentives to stimulate health research is an added-value for the Portuguese health system, the authors present five strategic proposals for research in health in Portugal.

  15. Seroepidemiology of canine leishmaniosis in Évora (southern Portugal): 20-year trends

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    Schallig, Henk D. F. H.; Cardoso, Luís; Semião-Santos, Saul J.

    2013-01-01

    Canine leishmaniosis (CanL) is an endemic zoonosis in the southern regions of Europe. This paper reports the trend in CanL seroprevalence in the municipality of Évora (southern Portugal), where the disease is endemic, over a period of 20 years. The work comprises three different studies that were

  16. Learning for Older Adults in Portugal: Universities of the Third Age in a State of Change

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    Costa Veloso, Esmeraldina

    2017-01-01

    U3As have their origin in 1973 in Toulouse, France, with Professor Pierre Vellas. This French influence was also felt in Portugal and the first Portuguese U3A opened its doors also in the 1970's. However, from inception the Portuguese reality was very different from the French model, especially in regards to its promoters. However, both in France…

  17. O ambiente nas políticas públicas em Portugal

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    Margarida Queirós

    2002-06-01

    Full Text Available ENVIRONMENTAL PUBLIC POLICIES IN PORTUGAL – Despite almost thirty years of environmental activities with the first ‘environmental’ steps taken in Portugal in the early 1970s, it was only in the mid 1980s with Portugal’s joining the European Community that policy guidelines for environmental action were drawn up and established and later consolidated in the 1990s. In accordance with the general European trend, the Portuguese environmental policy was aimed atpreventive measures, at least in some areas. Portugal reflected on the issues over a period of time and defined environmental priorities in practically all areas of economic and social life. In terms of the state’s financial projects (central and local administration, strategy for environmental policies put the emphasis on undertakings that required heavy investment in infrastructures. This article describes the development of the government’s environmental policy in Portugal as reflected in the financial support given to environmental projects, according to industrial or geographical criteria, from the state budget. This process is addressed along with the development of the central administration and respective organisation of public services that handle environmental problems and such like. In this aspect, examination of the development of the environmental services structure and its concomitant duties demonstrates the importance given to environmental issues in public policies.

  18. Glycaemic threshold for diabetes-specific retinopathy among individuals from Saudi Arabia, Algeria and Portugal

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    Almdal, Thomas Peter; Handlos, Line Neerup; Vistisen, Dorte

    2014-01-01

    We studied the glycaemic threshold and prevalence of diabetic retinopathy in screen-detected diabetes in Saudi Arabia, Algeria and Portugal. The prevalence of diabetes-specific retinopathy started to increase at an HbA1c level of 6-6.4% and in individuals with HbA1c >7.0% the prevalence was 6.0%....

  19. Exploring the Relationship between Institutional and Professional Autonomy: A Comparative Study between Portugal and Finland

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    Carvalho, Teresa; Diogo, Sara

    2018-01-01

    By comparing two distinct settings--Portugal and Finland--and based on previous studies revealing similar trends in both countries, this article analyses the relationship between institutional and academic autonomy in the higher education sector. Based on crosschecking of the literature review and 47 interviews with key actors in both the…

  20. Geothermal modeling along a two-dimensional crustal profile in Southern Portugal

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    Correia, A.; Šafanda, Jan

    2002-01-01

    Roč. 34, č. 1 (2002), s. 47-61 ISSN 0264-3707. [Geothermics at the turn of the century. Evora, 03.04.2000-07.04.2000] Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z3012916 Keywords : geothermal modeling * Southern Portugal * surface heat flow * crustal profile Subject RIV: DC - Siesmology, Volcanology, Earth Structure Impact factor: 1.058, year: 2002

  1. Comparing Higher Education Reforms in Finland and Portugal: Different Contexts, Same Solutions?

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    Kauko, Jaakko; Diogo, Sara

    2012-01-01

    This article provides a comparative analysis of recent governance reforms in both Finnish and Portuguese higher education institutions (HEIs), following the OECD's recent reviews of both countries' tertiary education systems. While in the case of Finland the major problem was identified as being a lack of entrepreneurialism, Portugal was…

  2. Education and Child Poverty in Times of Austerity in Portugal: Implications for Teachers and Teacher Education

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    Flores, Maria Assunção; Ferreira, Fernando Ilídio

    2016-01-01

    In recent years Portugal has experienced a severe financial and economic crisis, with implications for all sectors of society, particularly education. Salary cuts, high rates of unemployment, high taxation and worsening career progression are just some ways in which the teaching profession has been affected. Recent policy changes have also…

  3. Experiments in Popular Education in Portugal, 1974-1976. Education Studies and Documents, No. 29.

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    Melo, Alberto; Benavente, Ana

    The first in a series of studies of lifelong learning, this paper discusses educational activities undertaken in Portugal after the fall of the dictatorship in 1974 and through 1976. Intended for educational planners and for those working in popular education, the study emphasizes original strategies and experiments, particulary those encouraging…

  4. Internal Quality Assurance Systems in Portugal: What Their Strengths and Weaknesses Reveal

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    Tavares, Orlanda; Sin, Cristina; Amaral, Alberto

    2016-01-01

    In Portugal, the agency for assessment and accreditation of higher education has recently included in its remit, beyond programme accreditation, the certification of internal quality assurance systems. This implies lighter touch accreditation and aims to direct institutions towards improvement, in addition to accountability. Twelve institutions…

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

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    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...

  6. 'Greenfields' and 'Brownfields': automotive industrial development in the UK and in Portugal

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    Mário Vale

    1996-12-01

    Full Text Available The industrial policy in the UK and in Portugal, as in most EU countries, seeks to attract new investment capacity, to create jobs and to promote the impact of the so-called "demonstration efect" of "greenfield" development strategies pursued in the new plants of inward investors on existing or "brownfield" plants. This industrial policy focus is particularly evident in the automobile industry.This paper compares the industrial policy oriented towards the automobile industry in the UK and in Portugal. Two recent "greenfield" investments are analised: Nissan in the North-East region (UK and Ford/VW in the Setúbal Peninsula (Portugal, as well as three "brownfield" plants: Ford Halewood and GM Vauxhall Ellesmere Port in the North-West region (UK and Renault in Setúbal (Portugal. The first part starts with a discussion of industrial policy in the automobile sector, the role of "greenfield" development strategies and the "demonstration effect" on "brownfield" plants. Then, the limits of new inward investment are pointed out, basically their problems and restrictions. Afterwards, the structural barriers to the "demonstration effect" within "brownfield" plants are outlined and some possabilities for alternative "brownfield" development strategies are presented.

  7. Järgmine Iirimaa on Portugal / Soe-Surén, Katri

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    Soe-Surén, Katri

    2010-01-01

    Ekspertide hinnangul on Portugal järgmine riik, mis vajab finantsabi. Portugali jooksevkonto defitsiit on sel aastal üle 10% SKT-st, Iirimaal 0,3%. Portugali majandustoodang langeb 2011. a., Iirimaal aga peaks majandus kasvama 1,5%

  8. School Effectiveness Research Findings in the Portuguese Speaking Countries: Brazil and Portugal

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    Ferrão, Maria Eugénia

    2014-01-01

    This paper provides findings of research on school effectiveness and discusses implications for evaluation in Brazil and Portugal. Most findings reported over the last decade have been published in Brazilian or Portuguese refereed journals. Thus, a brief literature review of such studies enables that knowledge to reach international scholars and…

  9. Notes on Bolboschoenus glaucus, a new species to the flora of Portugal

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    Hroudová, Zdenka; Zákravský, Petr; Jarolímová, Vlasta

    2007-01-01

    Roč. 22, 1-4 (2007), s. 211-220 ISSN 0874-9035 R&D Projects: GA AV ČR(CZ) IAA6005905 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z60050516 Keywords : taxonomy * flora of Portugal * weeds Subject RIV: EF - Botanics

  10. Alfred Smith (1822-1898, pioneiro do turismo ornitológico em Portugal

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    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available Desde cedo Portugal foi um destino de turismo ornitológico (ecoturístico e Alfred Smith foi um dos primeiros, senão o primeiro, turista a vir a Portugal, em 1868, motivado pelo interesse pelas aves. O livro que publicou contém uma lista inédita de aves de Portugal, que só encontrámos porque o bibliotecário da Academia de Ciências de Nova York acrescentou ao título, na ficha bibliográfica “com uma capítulo sobre as aves de Portugal, e uma lista de 235 espécies cuidadosamente determinadas”. Hoje o turismo ornitológico e o ecoturismo já se estão a desenvolver a bom ritmo e as espécies de aves ibéricas (a par da paisagem, da flora e da restante fauna constituem um produto turístico em que se deve apostar e que valoriza, essencialmente, as regiões do interior.

  11. A Contaminated Gesamtkunstwerk : Portugal's Postrevolutionary Participatory Housing Design between 1974 and 1977

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    Mota, N.J.A.

    2013-01-01

    During the year of 1976 there was an unprecedented interest of the international architectural media in Portuguese architecture, which up until that year, had been seldom published abroad. The reason for this sudden interest of the architectural milieu in Portugal was the works produced under the

  12. Assessment for Learning in Norway and Portugal: The Case of Primary School Mathematics Teaching

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    Nortvedt, Guri A.; Santos, Leonor; Pinto, Jorge

    2016-01-01

    In this study, we aim to understand the forces driving assessment for learning (AfL) in primary school teaching. By applying a case study design, including the two cases of Norway and Portugal and using mathematics teaching as an example, available policy documents and research reports are analysed to identify the differences and similarities that…

  13. New finds of stegosaur tracks from the Upper Jurassic Lourinhã formation, Portugal

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    Mateus, Octavio; Milàn, Jesper; Romano, Michael

    2011-01-01

    Eleven new tracks from the Upper Jurassic of Portugal are described and attributed to the stegosaurian ichnogenus Deltapodus. One track exhibits exceptionally well−preserved impressions of skin on the plantar surface, showing the stegosaur foot to be covered by closely spaced skin tubercles of ca...

  14. A bloom of Dinophysis acuta in a thin layer off North-West Portugal ...

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    Dinophysis acuta, which is responsible for diarrhetic shellfish poisoning, reached particularly high concentrations on the north-west coast of Portugal in 2003. In the Ría de Aveiro (40°41'N), the species reached a maximum concentration of 5.0 X 104 cells l–1 on 8 September, the highest value in a 17-year record of ...

  15. Report on the individual review of the annual submission of Portugal submitted in 2016

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    Nielsen, Ole-Kenneth; Paciornik, Newton; Romano, Daniela

    The report covers the review of the 2016 annual submission of Portugal organized by the UNFCCC secretariat, in accordance with the “Guidelines for review under Article 8 of the Kyoto Protocol” (decision 22/CMP.1, as revised by decision 4/CMP.11). As indicated in the Article 8 review guidelines...

  16. Seroprevalence of circulating Angiostrongylus vasorum antigen and parasite-specific antibodies in dogs from Portugal.

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    Alho, Ana Margarida; Schnyder, Manuela; Schaper, Roland; Meireles, José; Belo, Silvana; Deplazes, Peter; de Carvalho, Luís Madeira

    2016-07-01

    Angiostrongylus vasorum is a nematode that lives in the pulmonary arteries and right cardiac ventricle of domestic dogs and wild canids. It is increasingly being reported in several European countries and North America. This parasite induces inflammatory verminous pneumonia, causing severe respiratory disease in dogs. In some instances, coagulopathies, neurological signs and even death may occur. Scant data are available regarding the occurrence of A. vasorum in Portugal. Therefore, sera of 906 shelter dogs from North to South mainland Portugal were collected. ELISAs to detect A. vasorum circulating antigen and specific antibodies against this parasite were performed. A total of six dogs [0.66 %, 95 % confidence intervals (CI) 0.24-1.43] were positive for both A. vasorum antigen and antibody detection, indicating an active infection, and 12 dogs (1.32 %, CI 0.68-2.30) were A. vasorum antibody-positive only. Regions with antigen- and antibody-positive animals overlapped and were distributed over nearly all sampled areas in the country. This is the first large-scale ELISA-based serological survey for A. vasorum in dogs from Portugal. The endemic occurrence of A. vasorum in dogs from different geographical areas of Portugal is therefore confirmed.

  17. Portugal's war in Angola 1961-1974 | Van Dar Waals | Scientia ...

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    Scientia Militaria: South African Journal of Military Studies. Journal Home · ABOUT THIS JOURNAL · Advanced Search · Current Issue · Archives · Journal Home > Vol 23, No 4 (1993) >. Log in or Register to get access to full text downloads. Username, Password, Remember me, or Register. Portugal's war in Angola 1961- ...

  18. Detection and Characterization of Hepatitis E Virus in Domestic Pigs of Different Ages in Portugal

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

    2012-01-01

    This study represents the primary hepatitis E virus (HEV) surveillance in domestic pigs in Portugal, five pig farms were investigated in 5 different Portuguese regions, ten faecal samples were collected at four different stages of the production. All faecal samples were tested for hepatitis E virus

  19. The effects of changes to estuarine hydrology on system phosphorous retention capacity: The Mondego estuary, Portugal

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    Lillebo, A. I.; Otero, M.; Coelho, J. P.

    2012-01-01

    The Mondego estuary is a mainly polyhaline estuary in central Portugal in which eutrophication increased during the last decades of the 20th century. In 1998 the system hydrology was changed, aiming to reverse the eutrophication process. A long environmental monitoring database showed that the mean...

  20. Teaching Writing to Middle School Students in Portugal and in Brazil: An Exploratory Study

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    Veiga Simão, Ana Margarida; Malpique, Anabela Abreu; Frison, Lourdes Maria Bragagnolo; Marques, André

    2016-01-01

    Learning how to write is a challenging process, typically developed in schools. Teachers' practices in teaching writing, however, have been under researched. The aim of this study was to survey a sample of teachers from Portugal (n = 96) and Brazil (n = 99) about their practices for and perceptions about writing instruction. Teachers reported on…