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28 de Janeiro de 2019.

The Parliament Building in Vaduz

The Parliament Building of Liechtenstein is on the Peter-Kaiser square in the city center of Vaduz. The Government’s building is right next to it on the Peter-Kaiser square. Together with the Government building, the national archive and the parliament form the government district in Vaduz. The Government building was constructed between 1903 and 1905 according to plans drawn by the Viennese architect Gustav Ritter von Neumannt. The state parliament decided to hold a contest for the project of the parliament building. The architect Hansjörg Göritz won said contest with his plans in the year 2000. They started with the construction of the building in 2002 and then had the opening of the new parliament building on the 15th of February […]
28 de Janeiro de 2019.

Células produtoras de mielina

Investigador português coordenou investigação sobre um conjunto de células que pode ter um papel importante na progressão da doença e que pode ser útil para novas abordagens terapêuticas. O alvo já tinha sido escolhido. O que se pretendia era investigar o papel de um conjunto específico de células, os oligodendrócitos, na progressão e origem da esclerose múltipla. Depois de um trabalho que usou o modelo do ratinho, Gonçalo Castelo Branco, investigador português no Instituto Karolinska, em Estocolmo, na Suécia, publicou um novo artigo na revista Nature sobre os resultados obtidos após a análise de amostras post mortem de cérebros de pacientes com esclerose múltipla. Desta vez, a investigação revela a diversidade das populações de oligodendrócitos numa nova perspectiva que poderá […]
26 de Janeiro de 2019.

Lil´kleine and Ronnie Flex

They conquered the world of the fourteen years old minds Lil’kleine and Ronnie Flex conquered the world of the fourteen years old minds and replace their thoughts of coke and chips for alcohol and drugs. If you want to chill, there is not a problem, because I will come. And of course, I never come alone, because I will always have alcohol and drugs with me. The controversial text wherein they mention that all teens say yes to MDMA is a search for the borders. They decided to cross that border in a mixture between pop and hip-hop. This song was the beginning of their bank accounts overloading with money. Nothing is too crazy. While Ronnie Flex focused more on […]
25 de Janeiro de 2019.

Estatuto do estudante atleta

Alterar a data de exames ou permissão de faltas são alguns dos benefícios que vão ser alargados a mais alunos. O Conselho de Ministros aprovou esta quinta-feira um decreto-lei que cria o estatuto do estudante atleta do ensino superior, alargando o universo de beneficiários de direitos como alterar a data de exames ou permissão de faltas. “Vigorando há já alguns anos um sistema de apoios aos estudantes que são atletas de alto rendimento ou que integram com regularidade selecções nacionais, é chegado o momento de alargar o apoio a outros estudantes atletas, contribuindo para a melhoria da conciliação dos planos de estudo, de treino e de competição de jovens que pretendam um envolvimento em prática desportiva no quadro da organização […]
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 […]
20 de Janeiro de 2018.

Island Oddities

The strange case of the Principality of Pontinha. Due to their isolated nature, island nations tend to exhibit a heightened sense of the bizarre. I am well aware of this from my home country, with its Byzantine cultural norms and eccentric Monarchy. Madeira is no different, a notable example being the existence of the Principality of Pontinha. Founded by the now Dom Renato Barros I, a former art teacher, Pontinha is a micronation based around an islet on Funchal’s harbour. It was purchased for just shy of £20,000 from the Blandy family, who had themselves purchased the land from the city of Funchal in order to fund a redevelopment of the port in 1903. Barros himself has speculated that if […]
19 de Janeiro de 2018.

A French Guy in Funchal: The Sequel

My time here on Madeira Island stays very nice, tiring but increasingly interesting. Let’s talk about another subject than food, that is to say food, and two famous pastries in all Portugal! My pleasure, shared I’m pretty sure by many other people, is eating pastries, all bakeries Portuguese have! And the one I could go for from France to Portugal by foot or even by swimming to enjoy is definitely “Pastéis de nata”. This is a little eggs flan tartlet, sold in other countries in a sad way in supermarkets when It’s not artisanal. Indeed I tasted it in France just before coming to Madeira and to Portugal, and that wasn’t such a nice moment. Because when It’s industrial you […]
17 de Janeiro de 2018.

Indian food in Madeira

How Indian cuisine found its way to Madeira (en route from England and South Africa). Paradoxically, Indian food is the national dish of the United Kingdom. For many British people a curry is a frequent treat, so my surprise was palpable when I found several Indian restaurants in Funchal serving British-Indian fusion classics such as Tikka Masala. Perhaps this is a consequence of the myriad British tourists who holiday in Madeira every year. But there is usually a deeper justification. My initial assumption was that one of the many British expatriates of Madeira’s history had popularised the cuisine here. This notion was substantiated by the presence of an Indian Infantry Division at the Jesuits’ College in 1941. The company was […]
16 de Janeiro de 2018.

Full of memories

I have already experienced so much, and there is still so much to do! The most beautiful places and moments in your life will always stay in your heart and memories. But what I’m scared of here is that I experience so many moments and see so many places that I want to remember the rest of my life, but the memories just fade away. I can’t choose if I will remember my last weekend’s hike or the moments when I’m laughing with my roommates so hard, that I fall from my bed. When I’m going to be 55 and I will look back to this year, I hope I’ll remember how I felt in the special moments. The other […]
15 de Janeiro de 2018.

Parceria na supercomputação

A aposta dos especialistas será na análise de dados e aplicações para “servir” o Centro de Investigação Internacional do Atlântico (AIR Centre). Este pólo ficará situado na Universidade do Minho. O plano já tinha sido anunciado: o primeiro projecto do Centro Internacional de Investigação do Atlântico (AIR Centre), que deverá ter sede nos Açores, é a instalação de um supercomputador na Universidade do Minho (UM) para a análise de dados científicos e desenvolvimento de novas aplicações em diversas áreas de estudo. Agora, esta sexta-feira, é assinado o protocolo que oficializa a parceria entre o Centro de Computação Avançada do Minho e o Centro de Supercomputação de Barcelona. A nova infra-estrutura de computação será instalada na UM no primeiro trimestre deste […]
15 de Janeiro de 2018.

Hello and goodbye

One of the most important things of this year was, for me, meeting new people from other countries. This wasn’t hard because we share our room with one or two others and our kitchen with around sixty. I met new people so fast, and always forgot that I had to say goodbye at some point. That’s what I’m thinking about now, when more and more people are leaving. So many things have happened and I never expected the people here to become real friends of mine. When you see the people go you realise that a small part of your life came to its end, which makes me sad and happy at the same time. Sad because it was so […]