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6 de Setembro de 2018.

This is APPStation

Concurso This is APPStation tem como objetivo selecionar a APP mais inovadora do mercado e apresentá-la no Websummit Chama-se This is APPStation e é um concurso promovido pela Abaco Consultores. Procura a APP mais inovadora do mercado para ser apresentada no palco privilegiado da maior conferência de tecnologia do mundo, A Websummit, em Lisboa. A iniciativa está aberta a qualquer indíviduo, equipa ou StarUp “com projetos tecnológicos inovadores (já desenvolvidos ou em fase de desenvolvimento), independentemente da sua área de negócio”. As inscrições no concurso decorrem de 27 de Agosto a 26 de Setembro através deste site. Na primeira ronda de seleção, o júri elegerá os primeiros 36 pré-finalistas do concurso. Na segunda ronda, serão selecionados 12 finalistas. Estes irão fazer um […]
3 de Setembro de 2018.

Marianne Thieme

At the front of the European Animal and environmental rights. Animal and environmental rights are a big topic in the Netherlands. The country is the first country in the world with a political party with among its main goals animal- and environmentally friendly policy. Although the Party for the Animals considers itself to be a testimony party – a party which does not seek to gain political power but focuses on its principles and thereby influencing other parties – the party is gaining more followers every year. Last March during the municipal elections in the capital Amsterdam the party went from 12 seats to 33 seats. Represented in the parliament, senate and European parliament, the party is also becoming more […]
3 de Setembro de 2018.

Gene protege os elefantes do cancro

Como conseguem os elefantes ser resistentes ao cancro? É através de um gene que nos elefantes está presente em várias cópias e, descobriu-se agora, de um outro que se pensava que estava desactivado. Olhamos para os elefantes e vemos animais imponentes. E este texto é mesmo sobre a sua imponência, neste caso, contra o cancro. Estima-se que 17% dos humanos morram de cancro, enquanto nos elefantes em cativeiro a percentagem é de menos de 5% (embora tenham cerca de 100 vezes mais células potencialmente cancerosas do que nós). Porquê? Uma equipa de cientistas dos Estados Unidos deu agora parte da resposta ao descobrir no ADN dos elefantes um gene zombie, que estava desligado, que os ajuda a defender do cancro. […]
29 de Agosto de 2018.

Poluição e desempenho cognitivo

Estudo na China concluiu que os efeitos negativos da poluição do ar são mais pronunciados nos homens e à medida que se envelhece. A diferença de género é maior entre quem tem níveis de escolaridade mais baixos. Quanto mais poluído é o ar, pior o desempenho cognitivo de quem está exposto a este tipo de poluição. Foi esta a conclusão a que um grupo de cientistas chineses chegou, indicando que “o efeito indirecto [da poluição] sobre o bem-estar social poderá ser muito maior do que se pensava anteriormente”. O estudo, publicado na revista científica Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), analisou testes de linguagem (34 questões) e de cálculo (24) realizados a 20 mil pessoas com dez anos ou mais, […]
27 de Agosto de 2018.

Jordi Pujol

He kept hidden funds in tax havens for more than three decades. In the last years in Spain have been uncovered many cases of corruption among politicians of different parties. One of the most scandalous committed frauds is leaded by Pujols’ family. Jordi Pujol is a Spanish politician considered a reference and historical leader of the region of Catalonia. When democracy was established in Spain, he won the first Catalan parliamentary elections and remained in the position for 23 years widely supported by the voters. He was the founder of Convergència Democràtica and he is a symbol of Catalan nationalism. But his lasts declarations were not closely related to the independence of Catalonia. He was compelled to confess that he […]
27 de Agosto de 2018.

Concursos para contratar doutorados

Observatório do Emprego Científico, lançado em Julho, criou pressão sobre os responsáveis das instituições a acelerar os processos. Há 1337 concursos abertos, 76% dos que já foram validados pela FCT. Entre meados de Julho, quando o Governo criou o Observatório do Emprego Cientifico, e esta semana, os centros de investigação e as instituições de ensino superior abriram 745 novos concursos para a contratação de doutorados ao abrigo da norma transitória da lei do emprego científico. Esse número corresponde a 56% do total dos concursos que foram iniciados desde o lançamento do processo, em Janeiro do ano passado. Ou seja, num mês e meio foram lançados mais 153 concursos do que nos 18 meses anteriores. Quando o Governo criou o observatório, […]
25 de Agosto de 2018.

Satélite com tecnologia portuguesa

O satélite, que leva equipamentos fabricados pelas empresas aeroespaciais portuguesas LusoSpace e Omnidea, vai permitir aos cientistas obterem informações sobre a velocidade do vento quase em tempo real. O satélite europeu Éolo, que vai estudar os ventos da Terra e incorpora tecnologia portuguesa, foi lançado nesta quarta-feira da base espacial de Kourou, na Guiana Francesa, anunciou a Agência Espacial Europeia (ESA). O Éolo foi lançado às 22h20 (hora de Lisboa) a bordo de um foguetão Vega e terá alcançado a órbita 55 minutos depois a uma altitude de 320 quilómetros, para uma missão de três anos. O lançamento do Éolo (o nome do deus dos ventos na mitologia grega) estava previsto para terça-feira, mas foi adiado devido a “condições atmosféricas adversas”, […]
24 de Agosto de 2018.

Mark Rutte

A Dutch politician serving as the 50th Prime Minister. Mark Rutte, born in 1967 is a national figurehead in the Netherland for nine years as the prime minister of the Netherlands. Besides, he is the Leader of the People’s Party for Freedom and Democracy (Volkspartij voor Vrijheid en Democratie – VVD). Mark Rutte announced that he will not be a politician forever. He already spends one morning a week teaching Dutch and Civics at a nearby secondary school in The Hague. I will focus on his career before he leaves the political field. Mark Rutte, born in The Hague went to a gymnasium high school from 1979 until 1985, specialising in the arts. Rutte his original ambition was to attend […]
21 de Agosto de 2018.

Comunicação de pesar

É com enorme pesar que a Universidade da Madeira participa o falecimento do Professor Doutor João David Pinto Correia. Antigo Presidente da terceira e última Comissão Instaladora da Universidade da Madeira, em mandato que exerceu entre 6 de maio de 1993 e 26 de julho de 1996, o Professor Pinto Correia nasceu em 14 de dezembro de 1939, na freguesia de S. Gonçalo, concelho do Funchal, e era atualmente Professor aposentado da Faculdade de Letras da Universidade de Lisboa, onde exerceu a sua atividade docente e se dedicou às áreas de Literatura Oral e Tradicional, Literatura de Viagens, Literatura Portuguesa Medieval, e Literatura Madeirense. Foi igualmente autor de uma vasta produção científica, da qual se destacam os dois volumes de Os […]
20 de Agosto de 2018.

Willy Brandt

He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace in 1971. Willy Brandt was born Herbert Ernst Karl Frahm on 18 December 1913 in Lübeck (northern Germany) where he became a socialist during his teenage years due to his family background. In 1933, he changed his name and fled to Norway to avoid arrest by the Nazis and worked as a left-wing journalist. After the German occupation of Norway in 1940, he escaped to Sweden where he lived until 1945. Brandt returned to Germany after World War Two. In 1948, he started his political career within the Social Democratic Party (SPD) and becoming a member of the German parliament. Brandt was originally considered one of the leaders of the right wing […]
22 de Maio de 2018.

Harry Mulisch

If you want the best Dutch literary work, try Harry Mulisch A while ago I was a little bored. Quite bored actually, so I decided that I wanted to read a book. However, I wanted to try and read something in Dutch because I noticed that being here in Madeira and only talking and reading English made me lose some of my Dutch vocabulary. At first I wanted to go back to one of my childhood favourites, ‘Crusade in jeans’, but I wanted to try something else and read a more ‘literary’ work to freshen up my language skills. Harry Kurt Victor Mulisch was the son of an Austrian-Hungarian father who worked with the Nazis and a German-Jewish mother and […]
18 de Maio de 2018.

Antoine de Saint Exupéry

One of his famous books is Le Petit Prince. Hey guys! After telling you my first impressions about the Island, then about food, after about a little bit of Flora and Fauna, in February we talked about History, and one of the Kings of Portugal. About March we’ll talk about one French author, Antoine de Saint Exupéry, and of course of one of his famous books, Le Petit Prince. Antoine de Saint Exupéry is a French aviator and writer. He wrote several books, but the most famous for children and even adults (no matter the age) is Le Petit Prince. He was born in Lyon on June 29th, 1900, and died in Marsilla (Marseille) on July 31st, 1944 (so he […]
15 de Maio de 2018.

Wolfgang Herrndorf

Wolfgang Herrndorf is one of the greatest German writers. If I am asked to name the biggest German authors my first answer would definitely be Goethe and Schiller or Guenther Grass and Thomas Mann because they are the big names you hear when there is a conversation about German literature. But to be honest all I know about these authors is that they are great German authors. From all of what their works I just read one book in school because it was mandatory. So I searched on the internet for famous German authors and found out that the most of them are strangers to me and from the generation of my great-grandparents or older. For that reason, I decided […]
8 de Maio de 2018.

Multatuli

Personally, I think this book is really important for us as Dutch people. This story about Saidjah and Adinda is of course ´just´ a made up story. But it might help you understand how things went in the Dutch East Indies in the 19th century. Natives were heavily mistreated by the Dutch, and lots of people in the Netherlands didn´t even know that. Saidjah, six years old, lived with his family and brothers in Lebak (Dutch East Indies). One day, the buffalo which is a good friend of Saidjah was taken from the family. This buffalo was really important for them because it helped them farming, and therefore also surviving. They bought a new one, it was taken away again, […]
3 de Maio de 2018.

The father of our national epic

He is still considered to be one of the great men of Finland. Elias Lönnrot lived from 1802 to 1884. He wasn’t only a writer, but also a doctor, a scientist, an explorer and a professor of Finnish language and literature. Lönnrot also did a lot of important work for the Finnish language, he reformed the language, translated many psalms into Finnish and he was the publisher and a journalist of the first Finnish magazine. Between the years 1828 and 1834, he traveled around Finland. On those travels, he gathered a lot of poems from different poem performers. From those poems, he made Kalevala, our national epic. So, Kalevala is basically a huge book of poems, which all together make […]
26 de Abril de 2018.

Move the horizon

I would like to present you one of the most famous polish women. This woman inspires young generations of Poles and is known mainly as a TV presenter and traveler, but she is also a journalist and writer – Martyna Wojciechowska. Martyna Wojciechowska has her own TV series called ”The woman at the edge of the world”. Each episode focuses on her travels to different countries where she meets and gets to know the stories of other women. Moreover, the audience gets to know the big picture of the hosting country and women’s status in there. Every documentary brings out social issues from within the hosting country, such as, among others: human trafficking and human rights, violence, sexism, violence, poverty, animal […]