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24 de Janeiro de 2019.

The Castle of Vaduz

The palace and official residence of the Prince of Liechtenstein The castle of Vaduz (formerly known as Hohenliechtenstein) 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. It was built in the 12th century by the counts of Werdenberg-Sargans, who were also the former owners of the castle. In the Swabian war of 1499, the castle was burned by the Swiss Confederacy. The castle was expanded by Count Caspar of Hohenems. The Princely Family of Liechtenstein acquired Vaduz Castle in 1712 when it purchased the Countship of Vaduz. At this time, Charles VI, Holy Roman Emperor, combined […]
23 de Janeiro de 2019.

Queixas sobre a praxe diminuem

O ministro do Ensino Superior, Manuel Heitor, reconheceu que o sistema de queixas tem “um âmbito muito reduzido” porque há “muita inibição em fazer queixas”. O ministro do Ensino Superior afirmou esta quarta-feira, no parlamento, que as queixas relacionadas com as praxes passaram de 20 em 2016 para menos de cinco actualmente, defendendo que devem continuar a desenvolver-se actividades alternativas de integração de estudantes. “Sabemos que é um combate que tem de ser diário, contínuo e consecutivo”, disse Manuel Heitor perante os deputados da comissão de Educação e Ciência, na sequência de um requerimento do Bloco de Esquerda. Para o partido trata-se de uma prática “medievalesca”, que encerra em si “um pacto de silêncio” sobre uma “violência estrutural” que as […]
23 de Janeiro de 2019.

Alain Bashung

Alain Bashung : French rocker and even more Today I will write about one of the most famous French rocker and songwriter: Alain Bashung. Alain Bashung is born in 1947 in Paris, he will become a very famous songwriter and singer in France. The Beginnings of his career was difficult. His first success was in 1980 with the song « Gaby oh Gaby » which became a breakthrough success, with more than a million copies sold. After this, he makes a lot of albums, some of them are really a success, and some the others stay more confidential like « Play blessures » made with Serge Gainsbourg. The 90’s will be for Bashung the moment of mainstream success. He made a […]
21 de Janeiro de 2019.

Vida sob camadas de gelo?

Uma equipa de cientistas dos Estados Unidos levou a cabo uma investigação no lago Mercer, um dos mais profundos lagos escondidos por baixo do gelo que cobre a Antárctida, e encontraram vestígios de crustáceos e de um tardígrado. Sob as camadas de gelo que cobrem a Antárctida há muitos segredos por descobrir. Uma expedição recente ao continente gelado, liderada por uma equipa dos Estados Unidos com cerca de 50 membros, revelou algo surpreendente: sinais de vida nas águas do lago Mercer, por baixo de uma camada de gelo com 1068 metros de espessura, a cerca de 600 quilómetros do Pólo Sul. Dos 379 lagos que existem por baixo da superfície gelada na Antárctida (muitos deles ligados entre si), o Mercer […]
20 de Janeiro de 2019.

Udo Lindenberg

Udo Lindenberg – a musician for many generations. The nowadays renowned rock singer was born on the 17 of May 1946 in the West of Germany. At the beginning of his career in the music industry he aspired to be a drummer, however, soon discovered his passion and talent as a singer and therefore started in the 1970s to concentrate on his work as a singer and songwriter. Udo Lindenberg and his songs are especially famous for his focus on the relations of the West and East side of Germany in the 1980s. His concerts were held all over West Germany, however, with the exception of one supervised concert in 1983 in East-Berlin, he was never allowed to perform in […]
17 de Janeiro de 2019.

Novo método pode ajudar diabéticos

O sistema vascular criado numa placa de Petri foi transplantado para ratinhos e funcionou. Este novo método pode ajudar a evitar alterações nos vasos sanguíneos de diabéticos e perceber melhor as causas das doenças vasculares. Um grupo de cientistas criou um sistema de vasos sanguíneos em laboratório a partir de células estaminais humanas induzidas (células que foram reprogramadas a partir de células adultas e podem diferenciar-se noutras, conseguindo originar qualquer tipo de tecido do organismo). Depois, o sistema foi transplantado com sucesso para ratinhos: os “organóides” criados artificialmente formaram uma “estrutura vascular estável” nos ratinhos, incluindo artérias, arteríolas e vénulas (pequenas veias). O estudo que relata estas conclusões foi publicado esta quinta-feira na revista científica Nature. Uma das boas notícias […]
17 de Janeiro de 2019.

The artist with a funny mustache

A young man who became very famous in a very short time. Young man, born in the city just next to mine, who became very famous in a very short time and became one of my favorites musicians. If you ask me about polish musicians I won’t tell you much – usually, I listen to music from abroad. This summer my friends invited me to join them for a music festival, where I have discovered there is a lot of great artists who actually sing in polish. One of them was Dawid Podsiadlo, a 25 years old singer with a great voice and unique style. Dawid Podsiadlo started his career as a musician after winning “X Factor” show in 2012 and […]
16 de Janeiro de 2019.

Laboratórios, materiais e leis

Universidades e centros de investigação têm dúvidas sobre a aplicação de decreto-lei publicado no Verão. Governo diz que o que falta é uma desburocratização das instituições. Imagine-se a seguinte situação: uma revista de grande reputação publica um artigo sobre um reagente químico que depressa se torna essencial na investigação científica. Esse produto é apenas comercializado por um único fornecedor estrangeiro, que teria que estar inscrito no Portal da Contratação Pública para poder vender o produto aos centros de investigação portugueses. Como essa empresa não o faz, a instituição portuguesa não pode, por isso, fazer a compra. O cenário não é apenas hipotético: tem-se colocado com frequência. O Governo criou, no Verão, um novo regime para simplificar os processos de compra […]
14 de Janeiro de 2019.

Czesław Niemen

Czesław Niemen one of the greatest Polish singers and composers. He made his debut in the early 1960s. He is known as a rock, electronic and experimental musician, singing mainly in the Polish language. Niemen was born in the territory of present-day Belarus. He was one of the first artists in Poland who introduced the original style of psychedelia. He was distinguished by his long hair and colorful clothes, which was unusual in communist Poland. He recorded a song called “Strange is This World” (Polish “Dziwny jest ten świat”), inspired by Percy Sledge’s song “When a man loves a woman” and James Brown’s “It’s a Man’s, Man’s, Man’s World”. His song “Strange is This World” is considered to be the […]
13 de Janeiro de 2019.

China plantou algodão na Lua

Sonda chinesa Chang’e 4 pousou no lado oculto da Lua com sementes de algodão, colza, batata, ovos de mosca-da-fruta e algumas leveduras. A semente de algodão brotou. A missão espacial chinesa que enviou a sonda Chang’e 4 (o nome da deusa chinesa da Lua) para o lado oculto do satélite natural da Terra conseguiu fazer brotar uma semente de algodão em solo lunar. Esta era uma das experiências que estavam previstas para a “mini-biosfera simples” que o módulo espacial carregou até ao lado oculto da Lua, onde aterrou a 3 de Janeiro. O anúncio foi feito pela agência oficial chinesa Xinhua. A imagem está longe de ser deslumbrante. Os que esperam ver a bonita flor branca de algodão a brotar no solo […]
15 de Novembro de 2018.

Germany and Madeira

Differences and similarities between Germany and Madeira. My name is Anne, I am part of the voluntary project in Madeira. Therefore, I want to share my thoughts on the comparison between Germany and Madeira. Although, Madeira is on the border of Europe, close to Africa there are lots of similarities between Germany and Madeira. You can find some typical German food in the supermarket like Haribo or Nürnberger Würstchen. Most of the people are very nice, helpful and dressed like people in Germany. And last but not least we share the same currency, the Euro. However, there are also some differences. Due to the fact that the weather is much better than in Germany, the people are more tanned and […]
12 de Novembro de 2018.

Two very different cities

Funchal and Vaduz: so different that it is very hard to find similarities. My home city is Vaduz. It is the capital city of Liechtenstein. Funchal is the capital city of the Autonomous Region of Madeira. Madeira seems to be pretty big if you compare Liechtenstein to the Autonomous Region of Madeira. Even Funchal is a lot bigger than my home city Vaduz. Vaduz has only 17,3 km² and Funchal has 76,25 km². One can also spot the difference by the number of inhabitants. Funchal has twenty times the amount of the inhabitants of Vaduz. Funchal and my home city seem to be really distant and they are. It is really hard to find a lot of similarities and it […]
8 de Novembro de 2018.

Cities of the World

Boom and Funchal offers a big list of cultural activities As Boom and Funchal are quite different in infrastructure and style, they are both considered to be world cities by size, recognisability, and status. They both host a great number of people as Funchal is a touristic hub under the Madeiran flag, so does the annual gathering of people in the city of Boom for the biggest music festival in the world, Tomorrowland. Both are host to a great variety of people from all over the world. As a huge portion of Madeiran tourists is German, English or American; so Boom has visitors from all corners of Europe, as well as people from all over the world. Both are positioned […]
5 de Novembro de 2018.

An ocean of differences?

Funchal and Warsaw – the list of similarities between both places. Funchal and my home city are so distant, however, what are their similarities? In this united Europe, what do our cities share in this Union of, so far, 28 countries? What comes to my mind are mostly differences. In terms of the number of citizens, area, architecture and landscape that surrounds both cities. But where I see the biggest difference is climate. In Warsaw and generally Poland, weather is quite unpredictable. During summer days there might be an average of thirty-five degrees plus. On the other hand, sometimes in winter, the thermometer can show minus twenty-five degrees Celsius. While Madeiran temperatures are more stable throughout the year. Secondly, I […]
30 de Outubro de 2018.

So far and so close

When I arrived in Funchal, It felt like home. I arrived in Funchal short time ago, so it’s a bit difficult for me to talk about similarities when I hardly know the idiosyncrasies of Madeiran people. However, I must say that I immediately felt at home. I come from San Sebastian, a city in the Basque Country, in the north of Spain, but I am a French resident since 2012. When I arrived in Funchal, I had the feeling of being in a known place, even though I had never been here. The people are friendly and warm and they immediately treat you as if they knew you. I think one of the biggest similarities with my hometown, is that […]
29 de Outubro de 2018.

Cultural Capitals

Kraków, considered by many the cultural capital of the country. It was named (by the EU) the European Capital of Culture for the year 2000. The city has several famous theaters and many interesting museums. The charming Old Town with an unique Main Square and the iconic gothic St Mary’s Basilica attracts thousands of tourists. As well as this, the Old Jewish Quarter and its nonroutine bars and exquisite restaurants are a sight to behold. You can easily find diverse pieces of art in some small exhibitions directly in the streets. The significant number of art houses provides access to the independent and sophisticated cinema. A great many music festivals take place here, from traditional to modern and alternative sounds. […]