We all hoped that 2022 would be a better year than 2021. But we’re a month in and Russia is already threatening to make a move on Ukraine. There are 100,000 Russian troops within reach of the Ukrainian border, and 8500 American troops on high alert for possible deployment to the region. Despite negotiations, tensions […]
Author: Giselle Nascimento Dias
Earlier this month, the Portuguese Parliament approved a law creating new protections for remote workers. Companies can now face fines if they contact employees outside of normal working hours, and they cannot monitor their employees while they work from home. In addition, companies must contribute to expenses incurred by the switch to remote work, including […]
A small drop in a very large ocean
Starting November off with a bang, Nicola Sturgeon has announced that Scotland would pledge £1 million to help developing countries to deal with the “loss and damage” of climate change. This money will be coming from the Climate Justice Fund which will be increasing from £6 million to £24 million. Scotland has received praise from […]
Do Violent Shows Raise Violent Children?
Giselle Nascimento Dias explores how violence on TV can have adverse consequences for child development.
Recycling doesn’t work – so says Johnson
Recycling doesn’t work, according to Boris Johnson. Well, at least not the recycling of plastic. And to be honest, with every day that passes, I understand our Prime Minister less and less. Johnson has called recycling a “red herring”, claiming that it does nothing as you can only recycle plastic twice. At least part of […]
Why trust in the police is plummeting
CW: rape, murder, sexual assault Do you trust the police? The answer to that question should be yes. The whole point of having police is to ensure people’s safety. But if you answered no, then you’re not alone. Recent events have really brought into question the extent to which we, as women, should trust the […]
As of the 29th of September, 85.2% of the Portuguese population was fully vaccinated against COVID-19. They have pushed well above the EU average of 62.7%, and Portugal now has the highest vaccination rate in the world. But how did this happen? Until a few short months ago, Portugal was lagging behind countries like the […]
A slap on the wrist won’t do
Scotland is in the midst of a drug crisis that just keeps getting worse. We have the highest number of drug-related deaths in all of Europe, a number which keeps rising, having tripled in the last decade. In response to this, the Scottish Government has proposed introducing warnings for Class A drug users caught in […]