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12 de Outubro de 2017.

Arrendamento dedutível no IRS

A medida consta da proposta preliminar Orçamento do Estado para 2018. O valor do arrendamento a estudantes deslocados até aos 25 anos deverá passar a ser incluído nas deduções de formação e educação em sede de IRS, segundo uma proposta preliminar do Orçamento do Estado para 2018 (OE2018). De acordo com a proposta, datada de 10 de Outubro, que poderá ainda sofrer alterações e a que a Lusa teve acesso, esta quarta-feira, podem ser considerados, naquelas deduções, os montantes relativos ao “arrendamento de imóvel ou de parte de imóvel no caso de estudantes até aos 25 anos que se encontrem deslocados da residência permanente do agregado familiar”. Actualmente, o código do IRS permite a dedução de “30% do valor suportado […]
9 de Outubro de 2017.

Was the European Union a bad idea?

I studied European Structural and Investment Funds and I thought that it would be interesting to see what the EU have done for Madeira. As a pro-European, and even though I am well aware that some people are sceptical about this whole idea, I want to believe that the European Union can only be beneficial to its member states. The European Structural and Investment Funds (ESI Funds) are the European Union’s main investment policy tool: 454 billion euros have been allocated from the EU budget to be invested in more than 500 programmes. Together with national co-financing of 183 billion euros, the total investments amounts to at least 637 billion euros. With this budget, the ESI Funds have become increasingly […]
9 de Outubro de 2017.

Prémio Nobel da Paz

O Comité Nobel norueguês decidiu distinguir uma campanha contra as armas nucleares, uma ameaça que nos últimos meses se agravou. A Campanha Internacional para a Abolição de Armas Nucleares (em inglês ICAN — International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons) foi distinguida esta sexta-feira com o Nobel da Paz de 2017. A organização não-governamental, que reúne grupos de uma centena de países, pretende proibir e eliminar este tipo de armamento. “A organização recebe esta distinção pelo seu trabalho na sensibilização para as consequências humanitárias catastróficas de qualquer uso de armas nucleares e pelos seus esforços revolucionários para promover uma proibição de tais armas por tratado”, declarou o Comité Nobel norueguês. “Este não é um prémio controverso porque a luta [contra o armamento nuclear] é […]
6 de Outubro de 2017.

Prémio Nobel da Química de 2017

A técnica chama-se criomicroscopia electrónica e por causa dela Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank e Richard Henderson ganharam o Prémio Nobel da Química de 2017. Eles fizeram com que hoje conseguíssemos ver a vida de uma forma mais nítida e detalhada, como nunca antes tínhamos experimentado. Desenvolveram uma tecnologia, que se materializou num poderoso instrumento, que nos deixa olhar para o interior das células, para a estrutura das suas moléculas e até para os seus ínfimos átomos. É a mais íntima perspectiva que temos das moléculas da vida e que nos pode ajudar a saber mais sobre doenças e a desenvolver fármacos. Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank e Richard Henderson ganharam esta quarta-feira o Prémio Nobel da Química de 2017 pelo desenvolvimento […]
5 de Outubro de 2017.

Romance with the Mountains

I am in the middle of my EVS project and I feel hungrier and hungrier of discovering Madeira and people all around me. Is so many views to see, kilometres to walk and topics to talk about. My brain has already registered many gorgeous memories, mostly during my free time when I was among the nature, especially in the mountains. As said Peter Croft, Canadian rock climber and mountaineer: There is such good stuff in the mountains. This stuff is free and you can take it for free. Rock star says that his first love is guitar, Sailor´s heart belong to the Ocean, and I can say that Mountains are my lover. As a teenager I was very active scout, […]
3 de Outubro de 2017.

VR ao serviço da proteção ambiental

Programa do Banco Mundial para a proteção ambiental anuncia competição com o objetivo de criar um vídeo para a exposição de soluções climáticas. A iniciativa foi apresentada no Festival de Cinema de Veneza. A partir do contexto de uma cidade (Veneza) em perigo de ser afetada pelo aquecimento global e pelo aumento acentuado do nível médio das águas do mar, o programa Connect4Climate, do Grupo Banco Mundial, anunciou a “Competição Internacional Uniting4Climate” com vista à “criação de um argumento para a produção de um vídeo em realidade virtual que conduza ao estímulo da ação climática e a soluções para as alterações climáticas”. A competição procura um argumento (“uma proposta para a produção de um VR na forma de um documento […]
2 de Outubro de 2017.

Architectural heritage

You can vote in referendum, write a petition or have a deep discussion with councillor about architecture. Don´t let your heritage desapear. Every single day, when I am walking around the down town of FunchaI I can see hundreds of buildings in poor conditions. Sometimes I am afraid of going next to them – nobody wants to be hit by felling down layers. The residents of that places are cats and homeless people, who risks a lot, because the God only knows when they may collapse. In the effect of huge emigration of Madeiran, people started to leaving their properties and houses without care. The Portuguese low is saying that if you don´t take response for your building, for the […]
28 de Setembro de 2017.

Expectations versus reality

As Madeira is not the first Portuguese island which I visited, I knew what I should expect here. Before coming to Madeira I spend part of my studies on Erasmus exchange program in Azores and because of that I did not think ‘always expect unexpected’. When I arrived I was not surprised by the Madeiran weather, climate, high humidity, cockroaches, lizards, and very narrow streets. People were also very nice and the city of Funchal seemed like a safe place. However, what surprised me at first was that Funchal is much bigger and it hosts much more tourists that I thought. That is why, in my opinion, people here are more open to other cultures. Also because of that, many […]
25 de Setembro de 2017.

How to stay motivated

Hard to believe, but even when you live in Madeira after some time your life eventually becomes “normal” You stop choosing to walk by the ocean, because that route it’s longer; you get stuck in a rut when it comes to work; you feel like you’re just doing the same thing every weekend and in your free time and you think you’ll never going to actually learn Portuguese. Is there a way out of this dead end? Well yes, there is, but you need to make an effort. I realized I need to create a “life” outside of my usual surroundings, separate from work, colleagues and the residence. The easiest way to do it is by making new friends among […]
21 de Setembro de 2017.

A language of Camões

Why in my homeland, Poland, more and more people start to learn Portuguese? Maybe because it sounds like a mixture of Russian and Spanish? Maybe because it is spoken by around 215 million of people? Maybe because we are just passionate about your country? In Poland there is only one official language and guess what? It is used as an official spoken language only there. So this is one of the possible reasons why many Poles want to learn other languages. Let’s be brutally honest: if some tourists visits our country we need to speak other languages to them because otherwise, they would be terrified. For foreigners, it is even hard to pronounce ‘sorry’ or ‘thank you’ in my mothertongue. […]
21 de Agosto de 2017.

Polish accent in Funchal

What I found when I started to look for Polish signs in Madeira. There is about 4000 km distance between Madeira and Poland, so it is rather unlikely that these two countries can have a lot in common. However, if you look closely you can find some similarities. One of them are churches and a lot of other signs of Christian faith which are present at every corner. What is more, in the Jesuit’s church we can find a painting of the Divine Mercy based on the devotion initiated by Polish saint nun Faustyna Kowalska and painted by Polish artist. Also in that church we can see a statue of Polish Jesuit – saint Stanisław Kostka, a patron saint of […]
17 de Agosto de 2017.

The art of being lost

Before arriving on the project – I didn’t completely know what to expect. Am I going to love it, am I going to hate it? Will I pick up the language easily? What will it be like being a non-native of the place I’m in for the first time in my life? Now that I’m here. I can honestly say I still don’t have the answers to these questions … But I do know one thing, it’s the curiosity of NOT knowing that is spurring me on and igniting the inquisitive flames of my heart to continue upon this journey. I always hated children’s shows like Dora the Explorer – I never thought that I’d be buying her books in […]
14 de Agosto de 2017.

Expectations

It has already been a month since I left my hometown in the northeast of France to live this experience of a lifetime in Madeira. How do I feel about that? If anyone would have told me that I would be in Madeira at that time last year, I would have never believed him or her. I was doing my end-of-studies internship in the Ministry of Economy in Luxembourg, and I was expecting, or rather, my parents were expecting me to find a job afterwards. Instead I started working as a volunteer in a non-profit organisation that promotes European values and informs youngsters about all kinds of mobility programmes that exist in the European Union. I was still looking for […]
10 de Agosto de 2017.

British Experiences of Iberia

Comparing my first experiences of Iberian life to the British soldiers who arrived in 1807. Upon arriving in Madeira I read The British Soldier in the Peninsular War (G. Daly, Hobart, 2013) in order to learn more about the history of the island. I have compared my experiences to the soldiers who occupied Madeira from 1807. The first thing that struck me upon arrival was the temperate weather and dramatic terrain. Lieutenant Sherer of the Cumberland Regiment was similarly taken, describing the wooded mountains of Portugal as ‘enchanting’. However upon entering the cities the initial optimism of the soldiers turned to revulsion; John Douglas wrote home complaining of poor hygiene and disease in Lisbon. While I have not been to […]
7 de Agosto de 2017.

Your own personal mountains

Dare to feel like a king of the island? After having set my adventurous foot on three trails connecting Pico Ruivo with the south (Pico do Areeiro), the east (Achadas do Teixeira) and the north (Ilha), I once again channelled my inner explorer to check the last remaining path – Vereda da Encumeada (PR 1.3) going west, to the mountain pass at Encumeada. And this vereda is no fooling around, this is not for Sunday hikers in flip-flops or the likes of a guy I once saw at roughly 1700 meters above sea level, carrying his equipment in a plastic bag from a well-known supermarket. This hike alone is 11,2 kilometers long and you still have to reach or descend […]
4 de Agosto de 2017.

My luggage

This month I’m going to Spain, and in this text I want to talk just a bit about the news in my luggage. In my luggage I’ll put the normal things, like clothes, shoes, sunscreen, but I also want to take some specific new things that I obtained in Madeira like new language skills, new friends, new knowledge. I’ll also take lots of histories about my job, my adventures, about the lovely people that I met here. I’ll also take new first experiences, my first picnic, my first successful hitchhiking and camping for the first time. I’ll also tell them the way that I’ve learnt how to be more patient, how to be more open, how I discovered some proper […]