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31 de Março de 2020.

U. do Minho sem aulas este semestre

Instituição vai manter todos os cursos a funcionar em regime de ensino à distância até ao final de Junho. Restantes universidades e politécnicos ainda não tomaram decisões. A Universidade do Minho é a primeira instituição de ensino a decidir que não retomará as aulas presenciais até ao final deste ano lectivo, devido à pandemia de covid-19. O reitor, Rui Vieira de Castro, anunciou esta segunda-feira que todos os cursos vão continuar a funcionar em regime de ensino à distância durante o que resta do segundo semestre. Num despacho publicado na manhã desta segunda-feira, o reitor da Universidade do Minho assume que “face à evolução da pandemia, não são previsíveis condições que permitam retomar as actividades lectivas em regime presencial, em […]
30 de Março de 2020.

Flea market at Mauerpark

There are actually plenty of things, you could do in Germany. But one thing I can really highly recommend is traveling to Berlin and joining the flea market at the so-called park of the wall: “Flohmarkt im Mauerpark“. At that flea market, you can certainly find a lot of clothes, shoes and ancient stuff. But there are also some local modern artists selling there work or drawing and writing right in that moment in front of you. Just around the next corner of the market, you will find the food area. A huge quantity of different food trucks is lined up at this point. There are trucks selling Falafel, Sushi, KImchi, Kebab, Burger, Fish, Sausages, Pizza…practically everything you can imagine. […]
30 de Março de 2020.

Camada de ozono recupera

Ainda não podemos cantar vitória, mas estes resultado de um estudo publicado na Nature são animadores Em tempos de pandemia sem fim à vista não é fácil encontrar motivos de alívio em relação ao futuro, mas este estudo publicado pela prestigiada revista científica Nature dá uma grande ajuda. O que a investigação sugere é que o Protocolo de Montreal – o acordo de 1987 para parar de produzir substâncias destruidoras da camada de ozono – foi bem-sucedido e está a conseguir reverter algumas mudanças preocupantes nas correntes de ar no hemisfério sul. Ou seja, em redor dos polos do nosso planeta, e a uma altitude elevada, existem correntes de ar rápidas conhecidas como correntes de jato. Antes da mudança do […]
28 de Março de 2020.

Sailing in Mazurian Lakes

Visit the sailing capital of Poland and commence your journey into the wild on board of a chartered sailing boat, motorboat or yacht. A one- or two-day lasting trip is virtually for everyone, regardless of their age or sailing skills. Breath in the fresh air and sightsee the historic towns of Masuria! With a spare day or two while in Poland, it is a great opportunity for many to combine their interest in history with an active way of spending their time. Upon arrival to Masuria (the Eastern- and Northernmost region of Poland, reachable by high-speed railway services), you may either hire a boat directly (after having completed a few-hour lasting training session) or have your cruise operated by a […]
26 de Março de 2020.

Prolongamento do ano lectivo no ES

Politécnico já estavam a trabalhar num cenário de prolongamento da suspensão das aulas presenciais até ao final do semestre. Próximo ano lectivo pode começar mais tarde para permitir terminar o actual sem sobressaltos. A suspensão das actividades presenciais nos estabelecimentos de ensino superior pode prolongar-se para além das férias da Páscoa, o que implicará mexidas no calendário académico do ensino superior. O próximo ano lectivo pode também ter que começar mais tarde para permitir terminar o actual sem sobressaltos. A situação “não será dramática”, garantem os responsáveis do sector, que até já estavam a trabalhar num cenário de que todo o segundo semestre fosse realizado em regime de ensino à distância. Os politécnicos “já estavam a trabalhar num cenário de […]
26 de Março de 2020.

Summertime in the alps

Let’s go on a virtual journey through Austria: by train, we can travel to some of the most beautiful places!  Starting our journey in the capital Vienna. This city has a lot to offer, not only in summer but all throughout the year. Strolling through the “1st district” of the city, along with the beautiful buildings and relaxing in one of the several parks. The following days we visit the Schönbrunn Palace with its garden and the zoo, the Prater, a funfare, and some museums, to then continue our trip westward. We arrive in Salzburg and have a quick stop there, where we enjoy the city of Mozart at the river Salzach and climb some of the near mountains. Continuing […]
24 de Março de 2020.

Dia do estudante

Quase seis décadas depois da crise académica de 1962, o Movimento Estudantil continua activo e não baixa os braços perante as mudanças drásticas impostas pelo surto de covid-19. Nesta terça-feira, 24 de Março, assinala-se o Dia Nacional do Estudante. Todos os anos, diversas associações de estudantes e federações académicas promovem eventos nas faculdades ou saem à rua para assinalar a data que marcou o Movimento Estudantil, durante a crise académica de 1962. Por todo o país estavam previstas actividades que, devido às medidas impostas para combater o novo coronavírus, foram canceladas ou assumiram outros formatos. É o caso do movimento conjunto de seis faculdades de Lisboa e do Porto, cujo lema é “para além de liberdade para pensar, queremos liberdade […]
24 de Março de 2020.

Summer in France

Let me talk about Bretagne. This region is located in the north-west part of France, just in front of the Atlantic Ocean and the Manche. It is basically the only place in France where the summer heat is still bearable nowadays. The landscapes are amazing: promenade along the sea, feet on the sand but also the countryside with beautiful vegetation and forests. You can also discover the typical houses in this region, all-white or in stones with slates roof. If you like history and magic, I advise you to walk in the Brocéliande forest. Every kid in France knows it thanks to the stories about King Arthur, the knights of the round table and Merlin the enchanter. If you prefer […]
23 de Março de 2020.

COVID-19 e o ambiente

O abrandamento da produção, das deslocações e do consumo provocado pelas medidas para combater a pandemia do novo coronavírus trouxe boas notícias para a crise ambiental, com uma diminuição da poluição e das emissões de gases com efeito de estuda. Mas teme-se que, passado o momento crítico que vivemos, pouco fique destas melhorias. Se não viu as imagens de satélite que mostram a redução de gases poluentes sobre a China ou a Itália, já deve ter visto pelo menos as fotografias surpreendentes dos cardumes de peixes nos canais de águas límpidas de Veneza. A travagem a fundo da actividade económica, das viagens aéreas e da vida em geral de milhões de pessoas afectadas pela pandemia do novo coronavírus SARS-CoV-2 em […]
22 de Março de 2020.

A Summer in Iceland

If you find yourself in Iceland during the summer months, you will be spoilt for choice as there are plenty of activities available, helped by the extended daylight hours. After the long, dark nights of the winter, Icelanders look forward to the summer and make the most of the opportunity to spend time with family and friends in the great outdoors.  There are no shortage of festivities for you to take part in during this time of year. Independence Day, on 17th of June, is a nationwide celebration. A 17th June party is also around the time when Icelanders might dust off their old barbecues, and serve up some of their famous hot dogs, SS Pylsur.  Mid- to late-June is […]
15 de Setembro de 2019.

The Bard of Ayrshire

Robert Burns his country’s most influential and celebrated writer. Born in Alloway, Ayrshire, in 1759, he was the eldest of seven children. He was raised in poverty and the difficult farming lifestyle took a toll on his physical health. Despite his poverty, he still gained an education through his father, a local minister and eventually, he was sent to a school for three days a week. After farming for years he began writing and wrote some of the most famous poems in Scot’s language. He died in 1796. A poem of his I read in school at the age of 11, it is possibly his most famous, Tam O’Shanter. First published in 1791 it tells a story of man’s return […]
13 de Setembro de 2019.

Stanislaw Lem

A Polish writer of science fiction, philosopher and futurologist. Lem was born in Lviv to a family of a laryngologist. Between 1940 and 1941, after the occupation of Lviv by Soviet troops, he was not allowed to study at Lviv Polytechnic, as he wished, and due to his father’s connections was accepted to study medicine at the Lviv Medical Institute. In 1946 Lviv was no longer on Polish soil and Lem, like many other Poles, was resettled to Krakow where he took up medical studies at the Jagiellonian University. He received a certificate of completion of studies, nonetheless refused to take the final exams in order to avoid obligatory military service. Lem made his literary debut in 1946 with a […]
11 de Setembro de 2019.

A writer of the Revolution

Pierre Choderlos de Laclos was a French writer from the 18th century. His masterwork is the epistolary novel Les Liaisons dangereuses, published in 1782. Today, there are several cinematographic adaptations of the book. For a long time considered as scandalous and immoral, the novel was until recently read behind closed doors. It deals with the libertine sexuality of two nobles, la Marquise de Merteuil et le Marquis Valmont, in the time of the coming Revolution. Scholars often highlight how common and ‘normal’ was the life of Laclos. He was a good husband, a good father, and a successful officer. So, a lot of questions abound about how he could have written such an audacious and blazing novel and how paradoxical […]
9 de Setembro de 2019.

George Orwell

A prolific observationalist of the changing nature of the early 20th Century. George Orwell, whose real name is Eric Arthur Blair was born in India in 1903. He was the son of a lower civil servant who was serving in India. As a boy, he was very academic and was able to get into prestigious schools back in England. He joined the Imperial Police in Burma, but soon became disparaged as he realized how much the Burmese detested living under British rule. This experience would lead to him releasing one of his great novels, Burmese Days. After resigning from the police, Orwell went to immerse himself with the lower classes in Paris and London working as a dishwasher and picking […]
7 de Setembro de 2019.

Gramellini: The Word Wizard

Massimo Gramellini is an Italian journalist of the contemporary era whose talent is to turn real stories and event unforgettable forever. He was born in 1960 and he started his career as a sports journalist for an important Italian newspaper. However, he became famous when his professional focus moved into politics. Gramellini documented and investigated the “Mani Pulite” (Clean Hands) season, a period when lots of scandals about the corruption between politics and entrepreneurship were discovered and which changed the development of the Italian politics. In 1993 he was sent to Sarajevo as a reporter during the civil war.  From 2005 to 2017 he has been the Assistant Director of “La Stampa” newspaper and since that moment is a collaborator […]
5 de Setembro de 2019.

Marguerite Duras

Marguerite Duras and her book “ Le Ravissement de Lol V. Stein” Marguerite Duras was born in 1914 in Gia Dinh next to Saigon in the French Indochina. She is a writer, novelist, playwright, and essayist. She became famous in 1950 with the book “The Sea Wall” (Un barrage contre le Pacifique). This book is largely inspired by the life and adolescence of Marguerite Duras in the French Indochina. After this first success, she will publish many new novels. Her style is close to the New Roman, with strange sentences construction, deconstructed characters, storyline, and timeline. The main topics are the wait, love, sensuality, and alcohol. In 1984 she published another great success “The lover” (L’Amant) an auto-fiction about her […]