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1 de Março de 2020.

COVID-19 fez diminuir a poluição

Os valores de dióxido de azoto (NO2) caíram a pique na região central da China. Investigadores da NASA e da ESA acreditam que os períodos de quarentena por causa do novo coronavírus e a desaceleração económica a ele associada podem explicar esta diminuição. Uma série de imagens de satélite da NASA e da Agência Espacial Europeia (ESA) mostram uma redução significativa nos níveis de poluição por dióxido de azoto (NO2) sobre a China, anunciou a agência espacial norte-americana. Numa publicação no site do Earth Observatory, a NASA refere que é possível que a mudança se deva, pelo menos em parte, ao abrandamento da economia associado à epidemia do novo coronavírus. A actividade das fábricas no país caiu drasticamente à medida […]
29 de Fevereiro de 2020.

Cologne’s most famous monument

The three holy men, Napoleon, the Romans all combined in one single building.  The only thing that most people know from Cologne are carnival, of course, and the Cologne Cathedral. The construction of this cathedral began in 1248. Today it is somehow unfinished. Be it because of financial reasons, unclear orders or mysterious appearances. There are many legends about that unfinished cathedral in the heart of Cologne. Today the Cathedral is famous because of one of its windows, which was built by a famous Cologne artist. And of course, you shall never forget that the bones of the three holy men are buried in that cathedral. As you can see a lot of legends and histories are growing around that monument. But some […]
27 de Fevereiro de 2020.

Vaduz Castle

Vaduz Castle is the palace and official residence of the Prince of Liechtenstein. The castle gave its name to the town of Vaduz, the capital of Liechtenstein, which it overlooks from an adjacent hilltop. The former owners, who were presumably also the builders, were the counts of Werdenberg-Sargans. The bergfried (the keep, built in the 12th century) and parts of the eastern side are the oldest. The tower stands on a piece of ground that is 12 by 13 meters in area. At the ground floor, the tower walls have a thickness of up to 4 meters. The original entrance lay at the courtyard side at a height of 11 meters. The chapel of St. Anna was presumably built in […]
24 de Fevereiro de 2020.

Cabos submarinos, sismos e tsunamis

Grupo de trabalho entregou ao Governo recomendações para a substituição dos cabos de comunicações submarinos entre Portugal continental, os Açores e a Madeira. O projecto prevê que a infra-estrutura tenha a capacidade de detectar sismos e tsunamis. Mais de 500 anos depois dos Descobrimentos, Portugal volta a ter “um papel pioneiro e de liderança no Atlântico” – q​uem o diz é Yasser Omar, do Instituto Superior Técnico da Universidade de Lisboa e investigador do Instituto de Telecomunicações (IT), que faz parte do projecto de investigação para o lançamento de novos cabos de comunicações submarinos entre Portugal continental, Açores e Madeira. Mas há uma novidade: além das telecomunicações, os novos cabos permitirão a investigação científica. É sabido que o anel Continente-Açores-Madeira […]
23 de Fevereiro de 2020.

Warsaw stands still for a minute.

The story of the city that stands still for a minute every year. Every year, on August 1st at 5 pm the streets of Warsaw come to a standstill. A siren sounds out across the Polish city to commemorate the anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising of 1944, which saw the Polish Home Army attempt to liberate the city. Following the uprising, Hitler declared that Warsaw should be reduced to rubble. So, every August 1st, the people of the city standstill, and remember. Warsaw Uprising Monument (Polish: Pomnik Powstania Warszawskiego) is a monument in Warsaw, Poland, dedicated to the Warsaw Uprising of 1944. Unveiled in 1989, it was sculpted by Wincenty Kućma and the architect was Jacek Budyn. It is located […]
21 de Fevereiro de 2020.

Voluntariado – Viver de Afectos

A Associação de Desenvolvimento Comunitário – Câmara de Lobos Viva, está a recrutar voluntários para o seu projecto Viver de Afectos. O Viver de Afectos tem como principal intuito colmatar o isolamento social da população idosa, que habita só ou apenas com o cônjuge nas freguesias do Estreito de Câmara de Lobos e do Jardim da Serra. Semanalmente, serão realizadas visitas domiciliárias por uma equipa técnica, onde serão integrados voluntários. Ao participares neste projecto não só terás impacto na vida social de idosos como, também, irás estabelecer uma relação de proximidade, de afecto e reciprocidade, oferecendo um sorriso e palavras de conforto, acrescentando alegria dia-a-dia dessas pessoas. Se te tornares voluntário, poderá optar por integrar uma das seguintes modalidades: – Voluntariado […]
21 de Fevereiro de 2020.

QUERBEAT – My city’s beat 

November, November I can feel you, I can hear you In my home country, November is quite a special month. Or rather say in my hometown, which is Cologne.  At the beginning of November, a special feeling moves the city. On the 11th of November…why would it be special regarding all those other days?  Suddenly when the clock is turning 11:11 a.m. the city seethes. „Am 11.11. um 11:11h…“ as I would say in German, the „carnival“ season begins. For the older ones that means that the season of carnivalistic sessions begins, but especially for the younger generation, it means celebrating, dressing up, dancing and just enjoying to be alive and having a good time.  And all those activities are […]
20 de Fevereiro de 2020.

20 de Fevereiro, 10 anos depois

Dez anos volvidos desde as grandes cheias que mataram 51 pessoas e desalojaram 600 na Madeira, ainda há cinco corpos por descobrir, cinco famílias por realojar, feridos à espera de cirurgia e máquinas a trabalhar nas ribeiras Todos os madeirenses sabem onde estavam naquele sábado. As cheias de 20 de fevereiro de 2010, que varreram a costa sul, são um marco da ilha, uma cicatriz profunda, deixada pelos 51 mortos, 600 desalojados e mil milhões de euros de prejuízos. Foi uma das maiores tragédias deste século, superada apenas pelos incêndios de 2017. Uma década volvida, cinco famílias continuam à espera de realojamento definitivo, tantas quantas as que nunca puderam enterrar os que lhes desapareceram. Dentro das ribeiras ainda há máquinas […]
19 de Fevereiro de 2020.

Magnús Þór Jónsson

Megas – The father of Icelandic rock ‘n’ roll Magnús Þór Jónsson – better known by his stage name Megas – is one of the best-known and longest-standing Icelandic musicians. Megas was born in Reykjavík on 7. April 1945, which makes him almost the same age as the Icelandic republic (founded in 1944). The mononym Megas was adopted by Magnús while he was a student writing his first short stories for the national newspaper. Elvis Presley was an early influence of Megas’, but his musical style and lyricism also took cues from the folk music of Bob Dylan. Megas’ work was highly original in that he satirized Iceland’s medieval sagas, for centuries considered the crowning jewel of Icelandic literary culture. Icelandic […]
18 de Fevereiro de 2020.

Universitários, nudes e riscos

Estudo da Universidade do Porto indica que mais de metade das pessoas que enviaram nudes não tiveram a “percepção do risco que estavam a correr”. Um estudo sobre violência sexual online no ensino superior em Portugal concluiu que mais de metade dos estudantes que enviaram nude selfies não tinha percepção dos riscos incorridos e 5% tiveram as suas fotografias reencaminhadas para terceiros. Um estudo exploratório realizado a 525 estudantes de todo o país do ensino superior intitulado Abuso sexual baseado em imagens, e defendido recentemente na Universidade do Porto, revela que mais de metade das pessoas (52,22%) que enviaram nudes (imagens fotográficas e ou vídeos de cariz sexual) pela Internet ou telemóvel dizem que não tiveram a “percepção do risco […]
29 de Dezembro de 2019.

Aleksander Doba

A Polish kayaker has known primarily for his long voyages crossing the ocean Aleksander Doba (born 9 September 1946) is a Polish kayaker known primarily for his long voyages crossing oceans. In 2010 and again in 2013 he kayaked across the Atlantic Ocean westward under his own power. The two voyages were the longest open-water kayak voyages ever made. He was named 2014 Adventurer of the Year by National Geographic. In 2017 he completed an eastward kayaking trip across the Atlantic. Doba was the first person to paddle a 7-meter sea kayak across the Atlantic ocean, a voyage that spanned 5394 kilometers. Doba’s first voyage from Senegal to Brazil in 2010 set a record for the longest open-water crossing ever […]
27 de Dezembro de 2019.

Christmas in Germany

Silent night, holy night – Christmas in Germany When the air starts smelling like roasted almonds, when the city center is immersed in warm lights and when children start to sing their hearts out on the streets, then you know it`s time for one of the most important German Christmas traditions: The Christmas Market. The idea of this pre-Christmas market originates in the Late Middle Ages when people bought goods to prepare for the cold wintertime. Throughout the years also craftsmen, toymakers and confectioners were allowed to sell their products, contributing to the Christmas market as it is today. Traditionally, the market starts in the last week of November and lasting until Christmas Eve. A very curious thing about this […]
25 de Dezembro de 2019.

Time before Christmas in Germany

Some traditions have moved into the background in recent years and others are still very important for the people. Our Christmas starts with the Advent season. It starts four weeks before Christmas day on a Sunday. There we light the first candle from our Advent wreath and every Sunday until Christmas we will light one more candle. So, at Christmas, all four candles will be lit on the Advent wreath. During this time, we have another celebration. On the 6th of December Saint Nicholas visits our houses. He was the bishop of Myra and this is why he has a bishop’s hat and a bishop’s stick. In my hometown, we have this tradition that all girls in the last year […]
23 de Dezembro de 2019.

Christmas traditions in Ireland

Ireland has a wide number of Christmas traditions steeped in the Gaelic and Catholic heritage of the country. A tradition that was very widespread in the 1970s but which seems to be dying out somewhat and especially in urban areas is the candle in the window. Symbolically the candle represented a welcome to Joseph and Mary as they wandered in search of lodgings. The candle indicated to strangers and especially to the poor that there may be an offering of food in the house within. During the penal times in Ireland Catholic priests were forbidden to perform mass so the candle would also show people passing by that the person in the house was a Catholic believer and mass could […]
20 de Dezembro de 2019.

Christmas in Scotland

Scottish Christmas traditions are very recent because Christmas did not become a public holiday in Scotland until 1958. In 1640 an act in the Scottish Parliament banned the celebration of Christmas, then called Yule. This was because of the Reformation, which saw the country breaking with the Catholic Church and developing a national Kirk (church) which was influenced by Presbyterian outlooks. The attitudes towards celebrations changed after the Reformation leading to them outlawing the celebration of Christmas festivities. Christmas was, therefore, a quiet affair for many years; which meant that Hogmanay (New Year’s Eve) was the biggest festival for the Scottish. Hogmanay includes many traditions such as “first-footing” which is to be the first person to visit a friend after […]
18 de Dezembro de 2019.

Christmas Eve around the table

Like in most Central European countries, Christmas in Poland is a quaint and much-beloved affair. Most of the Polish Christmas celebrations take place on 24th December, and even though the day isn’t an official public holiday in Poland, to many Poles it is one of the most significant and family-oriented dates in the calendar. Many institutions stop working earlier than usual on the day of Christmas Eve, which is usually celebrated with a family dinner at home. Many Poles wait until the first star appears in the sky before sitting down to eat on 24th December. This tradition commemorates the Star of Bethlehem, which according to the New Testament guided the Wise Men to the birthplace of Christ. Nowadays, with […]