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Mayor of Bethlehem visits Lisbon

Mayor of Municipality of Bethlehem Adv. Anton Salman visited Lisbon. The Mayor participated in the 2nd UfM Energy and Climate Business Forum: Supporting local authorities in their efforts towards the energy transition held  in Lisbon on 18 July 2019. The Forum was organized by The Secretariat of the Union for the Mediterranean.

Also, the Mayor of Bethlehem offered a sculpture of Saint  Anthony Carved in Olive Wood to the city of Lisbon, the gift was received by the Mayor of Lisbon Fenando Medina, who also offered a gift to the Mayor.



Software for collaborative robots created by Palestinian researcher in Coimbra

The robot developed in a laboratory of the University of Coimbra is already being used in BMW and other universities.

A new software for collaborative robots KUKA (“one of the world leaders in robotics”), developed at the University of Coimbra, is already being used in companies and universities around the world.
The new software – “the first interface in MATLAB” – for collaborative robots KUKA, which was developed in the Laboratory of Collaborative Robotics of the Faculty of Sciences and Technology of the University of Coimbra (FCTUC), “is already being used in large companies, as is the case of the BMW group in Germany, and in several universities around the world, “says the FCTUC, in a note sent to the Lusa agency.
KUKA Industrial Robots is one of the world leaders in the manufacturing of industrial robots and automation systems.
The Kuka Sunrise Toolbox, named by the authors, is a “free license software and has more than 100 functionalities, allowing, for example, control of robot movements and precision manual guidance,” says FCTUC.
“Mathematics features and advanced algorithms are also available, particularly for use in research papers,” adds the faculty.
Mohammad Safeea, the principal investigator of this project, whose results were published in the IEEE Robotics & Automation Magazine, explains that “this software allows a user with basic knowledge in robotics can in a few hours be the operate a robot, not needing advanced knowledge and great adaptation times to the equipment “.
“It is good to know that this work of more than two years is creating a positive impact on society,” Mohammad Safeea, quoted by FCTUC, as saying.


71 Years of Nakba

The commemorations of 71 Years of Nakba, took place on the 15th May 2019, in Casa do Alentejo, and was organized by the MPPM.


Nabil Abuznaid | Ambassador of Palestine
Deolinda Machado | LOC-MTC and CGTP-IN
Jorge Cadima | MPPM
Solidarity culture:
Francisco Fanhais | Singer and author
Achada’s Choir

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Palmela Spring Camp 2019: Football and solidarity with Palestinian boys

Two Palestinian football teams, of a total of 22 children between the age of 10 and 14 from the cities of Hebron and Ramallah, are in Palmela for a holiday with many activities.
Palmela Spring Camp is taking place as a part of an initiative of the Municipality of Palmela with the Diplomatic Mission of Palestine in Portugal and the support of several entities. This initiative believes that Sports has an important role  in strengthening ties of friendship, peace and cooperation, providing a unique opportunity for learning and opening horizons for young players who suffer from a scenario of daily violence and war.