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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 […]
17 de Fevereiro de 2020.

Josef Gabriel Rheinberger

A musical genius from Liechtenstein Josef Gabriel Rheinberger was an organist and composer from Liechtenstein. He was born on the 17th of March in Vaduz, Liechtenstein  Josef Gabriel Rheinberger, whose father was the treasurer for Aloys II, Prince of Liechtenstein, showed exceptional musical talent at an early age. When only seven years old, he was already serving as organist of the Vaduz parish church, and his first composition was performed the following year. Rheinberger married his former pupil, the poet and socialite Franziska “Fanny” von Hoffnaass (eight years his senior) in 1867. The couple remained childless, but the marriage was happy. In 1877 he was appointed court conductor, responsible for the music in the royal chapel. He was also later […]
17 de Novembro de 2019.

Vatican City State

Vatican City State is an independent city-state located inside Rome, Italy. It is the world’s smallest independent state by population and area. In the year of 1929 the Vatican City became an independent state. This was the outcome of three years of negotiations between the Kingdom of Italy and the Catholich Church. The Vatican is known as the centre of Roman Catholic Church. Every year an insane amount of people travel there with the aim of seeing the Pope, who is the bishop of Rome and head of the Roman Catholic Church. Saint Peter’s basilica and the wonders of The Vatican museums show the religious history of Roman Catholic Church in the form of architecture and art. Text written in […]
15 de Novembro de 2019.

The History of Finland

I chose Finland because it is the most eco-friendly country in the world. This is the outcome based on the EPI: The Environmental Performance Index. It’s a useful tool to measure the green credentials of various countries around the world. The EPI assesses a country’s eco-performance across nine categories: agriculture, air quality, biodiversity and habitat, climate and energy, forests, fisheries, health impacts, water resources, and water and sanitation. Now the question I ask myself is how this came to be? What is the reason that they excel in this field? Why do they manage to prioritize this green quest, where other countries fail to do so? And more importantly, can we learn something from them? It all boils down to […]
13 de Novembro de 2019.

A Europe of Nations

The country has had its hand in one of the biggest events in world history, the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand by Gavrilo Princip in 1914. Bosnia and Herzegovenia is a fascinating country to study, it is a fairly recent country (in terms of being independent and having defined borders) stemming from the collapse of Yugoslavia in 1992.  Since the end of Yugoslavia it has encountered terrible wars and a lot of ethnic tensions. The reason for this comes from a long and complicated history that saw ethnic groups bound together under empires. Firstly the Ottoman Empire, secondly, the Austro-Hungarian, and lastly, the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. What happened between 1992-95 was the worst humanitarian disaster Europe faced since […]
11 de Novembro de 2019.

The History of Belgium

The name ‘Belgium’ is said to come from Belgae tribes that lived in the northern part of what was then Gaul around the 3rd century BC. Belgium is well known for its famous cuisine; its chocolate and waffles, but how much do we actually know about its history? There is a lot of speculation about where the Belgae tribes originated, but many scholars think that they started themselves. They were described as ‘the bravest of them all’ and Julius Caesar found it difficult to conquer them. It took him four years before he succeeded in 53BC. Caesar also found them very different to the other tribes in Gaul. Belgium was part of the Holy Roman Empire and remained part of […]
9 de Novembro de 2019.

Small Country with a Big History

Its capital is Valletta, which is the smallest national capital in the European Union by area at 0.8 km². Officially known as the Republic of Malta, it is a Southern European island country consisting of an archipelago in the Mediterranean Sea. It lies 80 km south of Italy, 284 km east of Tunisia and 333 km north of Libya. With a population of about 475,000 over an area of 316 km2 its makes Malta the world’s tenth smallest and fifth most densely populated country. Malta has been inhabited since approximately 5900 BC. Its location in the centre of the Mediterranean has historically given it great strategic importance as a naval base, with a succession of powers having contested and ruled […]
7 de Novembro de 2019.

The Radboud University

The best “traditional university” in the Netherlands Being located in Nijmegen, the oldest city of the Netherlands, the Radboud University was founded in 1923. Nowadays approx. 20.000 students study in seven different faculties: the Faculty of Arts, Law, Medical Sciences, Management, Philosophy, Theology and Religious Studies, Science and the Faculty of Social Science. Since the university is focused on international research in several fields, most master degrees are taught in English, whereas most bachelor degrees are taught in Dutch. One could name numerous note-worthy alumni of this university, but the most notable would probably be Frans de Waal. After graduating in Primatology and Ethology in 1970, he became very well known for his research in primate social behaviour and the […]