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20 de Dezembro de 2017.

Funchal

The isolated capital of the pearl of the Atlantic Funchal is, depending on whom you ask either a big or a tiny city. The capital of Madeira counts more or less 112.000 inhabitants and is the largest city of the island. But what is Funchal for me? I have been in Madeira for one and a half month now and had enough time to get the first impression of its landscape and also its capital Funchal. When I arrived here I thought that Funchal has everything one could wish for. And that is right… at least when you are a tourist. Here, you can find a bunch of souvenir shops, a lot of cafes and restaurants and a mass of […]
20 de Dezembro de 2017.

26% candidatos à bolsa sem resposta

Os indicadores mostram que face ao ano passado, mais processos foram deferidos. Mais de 25,6% estão à espera de saber se vão ter apoio. Há mais estudantes do ensino superior a receber bolsa de estudo. E menos do que no ano passado ainda à espera de uma resposta sobre se vão ou não ser apoiados. O Ministério da Ciência, Tecnologia e Ensino Superior fez nesta segunda-feira um balanço aos apoios no âmbito da acção social e às novas regras que entraram em vigor neste ano lectivo. Dados: no fim de Novembro estavam a ser pagas bolsas a 42.562 alunos. São mais 5741 do que no ano passado em igual período. Candidataram-se este ano 95.566 estudantes, sendo que a 15 de […]
19 de Dezembro de 2017.

EUA põem fim à neutralidade da net

Já foi votado o fim da neutralidade da rede nos EUA, com três pessoas a votarem a favor da mudança e duas contra. A reunião teve uma interrupção por motivos de segurança durante a discussão. Num resultado de três para dois, a FCC, autoridade reguladora para as comunicações americana, votou a favor do fim da neutralidade da rede nos Estados Unidos da América. A legislação tinha sido aprovada em 2015, durante o mandato de Barack Obama, mas assim que esta alteração entrar em vigor (daqui a cerca de dois meses), as operadoras de telecomunicações norte-americanas passam a poder vender pacotes de Internet que permitem o acesso a apenas alguns conteúdos da rede, e não a todos, como tem sido norma […]
19 de Dezembro de 2017.

Hiking in Porto Santo

Golden Island is not only the beach! We’ve been told by a number of people that the best time to visit Porto Santo is early Autumn, when the weather is still great but as it’s no longer the high season, the place is more calm and relaxed. Peace and quiet was exactly what we needed, so in the middle of October, after months of waiting for the right moment, we finally got ourselves our tickets to the Golden Island. I imagine most of the people head to Porto Santo with that spectacular 9 km long sandy beach in mind, but I was never too much of a beach person. All my attention and all my curiosity was with the hills […]
18 de Dezembro de 2017.

Cooperação com o CERN prolongada

Até 2021, Portugal prepara a instalação de nova unidade de saúde para tratar por ano cerca de 700 doentes com cancro usando tecnologias de partículas de alta energia. Portugal vai prolongar até 2030 a cooperação com o Laboratório Europeu de Física de Partículas (CERN), que gere o maior acelerador de partículas do mundo, anunciou o Ministério da Ciência, Tecnologia e Ensino Superior (MCTES). A assinatura do acordo para cooperação científica e tecnológica no período 2018-2030 é esta sexta-feira, em Genebra (Suíça), assinalando o 25.º aniversário de uma reunião onde foram lançadas as primeiras ideias para o acelerador de partículas LHC. A quota anual de Portugal em 2017 para o CERN foi de 11 milhões de euros, segundo dados do MCTES. […]
18 de Dezembro de 2017.

I have been doing some reading

Reflection. Often by the sea A place I believe often visited by artists… Poets… Suicidal men, in Madeira. Something about the sea, it makes you think… It allows you to breathe… To breathe allows expression. Sailors often say it makes you feel free. But with this freedom comes a price also. The artist, the poet, the brickwork ghost often recount the experience of not being able to write from a point of happiness, for it is oppression, the lashings of Judas that cause one to crucify themselves PUBLICLY. As has been shown in the churches, the people, the icons we have all become so familiar with. The concept of the crucifixion is such a powerful one, Jesus was in many […]
14 de Dezembro de 2017.

A French Guy in Funchal

My first time in Madeira, on an island! From France I miss some things, especially food. But my time here is great! At first I wanted to be usefull and to be helpful to people, so I told myself go check on the Internet to see If a website would bring me answers, in Spain. But there were no results for Spain on the website for French people, because I wanted to go to improve my oral Spanish. But that’s where the random acted: an offer for Madeira to help providing tours to Tourists! I told myself that’s great, I’ll improve my Spanish! But no, It’s a Portuguese island in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, so that’s gonna be […]
13 de Dezembro de 2017.

Reforço nas instituições superiores

Em reunião com reitores, ministros das Finanças e do Ensino Superior reafirmaram que acordo existente é para cumprir. Novo encontro em Janeiro servirá para confirmar valor em dívida. O Governo vai reforçar os orçamentos das instituições de ensino superior para fazer face aos custos adicionais que estas tiveram que assumir ao longo de 2017 com os aumentos salariais dos seus funcionários. A garantia foi dada, esta terça-feira, numa reunião em que participaram os ministros das Finanças e do Ensino Superior e representantes das universidades e dos institutos politécnicos. O que falta decidir é o valor total da verba a transferir pelo Estado para as instituições. São reclamados mais de 10,5 milhões de euros, mas essas contas terão ainda que ser […]
12 de Dezembro de 2017.

Viagem à Lua com os olhos em Marte

O presidente dos Estados Unidos assinou esta segunda-feira a primeira directiva sobre política espacial da sua Administração. O plano é levar astronautas norte-americanos à Lua. Pode-se dizer que o regresso dos norte-americanos à Lua começou esta segunda-feira, de certa forma. O Presidente dos Estados Unidos, Donald Trump, acabou de assinar a “Directiva de Política Espacial 1”, que tem o objectivo enviar os norte-americanos ao nosso satélite natural e criar aí os alicerces para um dia se chegar a Marte. Contudo, não foram avançadas quaisquer datas para a altura em que os norte-americanos vão pisar a Lua ou Marte. O dia do anúncio de Donald Trump era simbólico: afinal, a última missão tripulada ao nosso satélite natural foi há precisamente 45 […]
11 de Dezembro de 2017.

Adventuring myself

I spent my last week in Guimarães, in an on-arrival training that all long-term volunteers will do. Going to the mainland was an adventure itself, but the training was also more an adventure than I expected. During my time there I met some amazing people, learned a lot about different cultures, about myself and also about other volunteers’ projects. I’ve been here in Madeira now seven weeks, and I have made new friends and contacts, went hiking to beautiful places, started a new hobby and made so many wonderful memories already. Living the dream. But the training made me think about the reasons why I wanted to do volunteering, why I came here and what I’m going to do to […]
7 de Dezembro de 2017.

Sustainable tourism

Mass tourism and overconsumption can kill every kind of natural and cultural landscape? Recently Madeira has been nominated to title of the world’s leading island destination 2017 but at the same time it is not even in TOP 100 destinations which represent sustainable tourism. As I am interested in global changes in tourism industry I went to the conference “Sustainable Tourism – a Tool for Development” held on September 27th in Funchal as a part of celebration of World Tourism Day. Unfortunately, what I have learnt about Madeira is that there is a lack of actions and good practices towards sustainable tourism in this island. First of all, I think that not everything should be for free because it does […]
4 de Dezembro de 2017.

Porto Santo experience

When you need to change the environment and the cheapest and closest option is another island Being on an island for few months creates a feeling that you are closed in small place and cut off from the real world. To get my mind busy with a bit different place I went to Porto Santo. Although the island is so close and so similar to Madeira, being there feels quite different. It may not be the best place for people who like big cities, but for me it was almost perfect. It was colder and the place was not crowded, in fact, there were almost no tourists and local people were not that much present on the streets because of […]
30 de Novembro de 2017.

So much to do and (not) enough time

I just need to relax and enjoy the beauty of this island. Following that I will not regret anything when I look back. Looking at a map Madeira seems like a tiny island, which could be explored in a few days. There is a big difference between expectations and reality. There are so many hidden places to see, so many Levadas to follow and so many mountains to climb. Being a volunteer for ten months seems long at first but time flies. I have been in Madeira for about six weeks now. At the one hand it feels like I have just arrived a few days ago, on the other hand I feel already home and know my way around. […]
27 de Novembro de 2017.

Real life lessons

Let´s hope that these lessons are only the beginning of many others and that I can keep learning as fast as I did last two months. One week ago, I went to the mainland for the on-arrival training in Guimaraes. This is a training for those who do EVS in Portugal and who just arrived. I had so much fun this week! We didn’t have to cook, which was of course one of the things I appreciated the most and we also talked about A LOT. After this week I realised a few things, I realised how much I had already learned from the beginning until that moment. Let me sum up a few things: – I learned how to […]
23 de Novembro de 2017.

The portrait of a nightmare

Once I had a very weird dream, I was in another country, outside of home and alone. This was my dream I woke up at 9 in the morning, and immediately I realized that I wasn’t in my bed, or my room, or my house and suddenly I saw through the window (in this strange room there were 3 beds and 1 window) and I saw that I was even further of my country, just there in the middle of a big square there was a flat that I didn’t recognize it was green and red and with some weird symbols in the middle, suddenly someone entered in the room there was a very tall man with the palest skin […]
20 de Novembro de 2017.

The urge to see the world

One thing that I have understood since I live on this tiny island is why people get addicted to travelling. I started going abroad not long ago, when I could afford it. So when holidays came, I would always try to convince a friend to go with me and find the cheapest flights or Airbnb. There was no real purpose or reflexion behind this, only the will to go somewhere outside the country where I was born. But then I had the opportunity to go live abroad for the first time in my life, and my view of things completely changed. Time flies, and to know that I am in Madeira for 10 months pushes me to make the most […]