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20 de Dezembro de 2017.

26% candidatos à bolsa sem resposta

Os indicadores mostram que face ao ano passado, mais processos foram deferidos. Mais de 25,6% estão à espera de saber se vão ter apoio. Há mais estudantes do ensino superior a receber bolsa de estudo. E menos do que no ano passado ainda à espera de uma resposta sobre se vão ou não ser apoiados. O Ministério da Ciência, Tecnologia e Ensino Superior fez nesta segunda-feira um balanço aos apoios no âmbito da acção social e às novas regras que entraram em vigor neste ano lectivo. Dados: no fim de Novembro estavam a ser pagas bolsas a 42.562 alunos. São mais 5741 do que no ano passado em igual período. Candidataram-se este ano 95.566 estudantes, sendo que a 15 de […]
19 de Dezembro de 2017.

EUA põem fim à neutralidade da net

Já foi votado o fim da neutralidade da rede nos EUA, com três pessoas a votarem a favor da mudança e duas contra. A reunião teve uma interrupção por motivos de segurança durante a discussão. Num resultado de três para dois, a FCC, autoridade reguladora para as comunicações americana, votou a favor do fim da neutralidade da rede nos Estados Unidos da América. A legislação tinha sido aprovada em 2015, durante o mandato de Barack Obama, mas assim que esta alteração entrar em vigor (daqui a cerca de dois meses), as operadoras de telecomunicações norte-americanas passam a poder vender pacotes de Internet que permitem o acesso a apenas alguns conteúdos da rede, e não a todos, como tem sido norma […]
19 de Dezembro de 2017.

Hiking in Porto Santo

Golden Island is not only the beach! We’ve been told by a number of people that the best time to visit Porto Santo is early Autumn, when the weather is still great but as it’s no longer the high season, the place is more calm and relaxed. Peace and quiet was exactly what we needed, so in the middle of October, after months of waiting for the right moment, we finally got ourselves our tickets to the Golden Island. I imagine most of the people head to Porto Santo with that spectacular 9 km long sandy beach in mind, but I was never too much of a beach person. All my attention and all my curiosity was with the hills […]
18 de Dezembro de 2017.

Cooperação com o CERN prolongada

Até 2021, Portugal prepara a instalação de nova unidade de saúde para tratar por ano cerca de 700 doentes com cancro usando tecnologias de partículas de alta energia. Portugal vai prolongar até 2030 a cooperação com o Laboratório Europeu de Física de Partículas (CERN), que gere o maior acelerador de partículas do mundo, anunciou o Ministério da Ciência, Tecnologia e Ensino Superior (MCTES). A assinatura do acordo para cooperação científica e tecnológica no período 2018-2030 é esta sexta-feira, em Genebra (Suíça), assinalando o 25.º aniversário de uma reunião onde foram lançadas as primeiras ideias para o acelerador de partículas LHC. A quota anual de Portugal em 2017 para o CERN foi de 11 milhões de euros, segundo dados do MCTES. […]
18 de Dezembro de 2017.

I have been doing some reading

Reflection. Often by the sea A place I believe often visited by artists… Poets… Suicidal men, in Madeira. Something about the sea, it makes you think… It allows you to breathe… To breathe allows expression. Sailors often say it makes you feel free. But with this freedom comes a price also. The artist, the poet, the brickwork ghost often recount the experience of not being able to write from a point of happiness, for it is oppression, the lashings of Judas that cause one to crucify themselves PUBLICLY. As has been shown in the churches, the people, the icons we have all become so familiar with. The concept of the crucifixion is such a powerful one, Jesus was in many […]
14 de Dezembro de 2017.

A French Guy in Funchal

My first time in Madeira, on an island! From France I miss some things, especially food. But my time here is great! At first I wanted to be usefull and to be helpful to people, so I told myself go check on the Internet to see If a website would bring me answers, in Spain. But there were no results for Spain on the website for French people, because I wanted to go to improve my oral Spanish. But that’s where the random acted: an offer for Madeira to help providing tours to Tourists! I told myself that’s great, I’ll improve my Spanish! But no, It’s a Portuguese island in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, so that’s gonna be […]
13 de Dezembro de 2017.

Reforço nas instituições superiores

Em reunião com reitores, ministros das Finanças e do Ensino Superior reafirmaram que acordo existente é para cumprir. Novo encontro em Janeiro servirá para confirmar valor em dívida. O Governo vai reforçar os orçamentos das instituições de ensino superior para fazer face aos custos adicionais que estas tiveram que assumir ao longo de 2017 com os aumentos salariais dos seus funcionários. A garantia foi dada, esta terça-feira, numa reunião em que participaram os ministros das Finanças e do Ensino Superior e representantes das universidades e dos institutos politécnicos. O que falta decidir é o valor total da verba a transferir pelo Estado para as instituições. São reclamados mais de 10,5 milhões de euros, mas essas contas terão ainda que ser […]
12 de Dezembro de 2017.

Viagem à Lua com os olhos em Marte

O presidente dos Estados Unidos assinou esta segunda-feira a primeira directiva sobre política espacial da sua Administração. O plano é levar astronautas norte-americanos à Lua. Pode-se dizer que o regresso dos norte-americanos à Lua começou esta segunda-feira, de certa forma. O Presidente dos Estados Unidos, Donald Trump, acabou de assinar a “Directiva de Política Espacial 1”, que tem o objectivo enviar os norte-americanos ao nosso satélite natural e criar aí os alicerces para um dia se chegar a Marte. Contudo, não foram avançadas quaisquer datas para a altura em que os norte-americanos vão pisar a Lua ou Marte. O dia do anúncio de Donald Trump era simbólico: afinal, a última missão tripulada ao nosso satélite natural foi há precisamente 45 […]
11 de Dezembro de 2017.

Adventuring myself

I spent my last week in Guimarães, in an on-arrival training that all long-term volunteers will do. Going to the mainland was an adventure itself, but the training was also more an adventure than I expected. During my time there I met some amazing people, learned a lot about different cultures, about myself and also about other volunteers’ projects. I’ve been here in Madeira now seven weeks, and I have made new friends and contacts, went hiking to beautiful places, started a new hobby and made so many wonderful memories already. Living the dream. But the training made me think about the reasons why I wanted to do volunteering, why I came here and what I’m going to do to […]
11 de Dezembro de 2017.

Passa muito tempo à frente do ecrã?

Especialistas recomendam ainda a regulação do ar condicionado e a imposição de limites ao uso de dispositivos electrónicos pelas crianças. Regular o ar condicionado e fazer pausas a cada 20 minutos, olhando para longe, são algumas recomendações dos especialistas para compensar as excessivas horas frente ao computador, que apesar de não trazerem lesões permanentes provocam alterações e queixas. “Uma das medidas é seguir a regra dos 20-20-20, ou seja, parar a cada 20 minutos durante 20 segundos e olhar para uma distância de 20 pés, que é cerca de seis metros”, explicou à Lusa Fernando Vaz, responsável pelo grupo de ergoftalmologia da Sociedade Portuguesa de Oftalmologia (SPO). O especialista reconhece que “cada vez mais as pessoas usam computadores, tablets ou […]
16 de Maio de 2017.

The island of the dreams…

I have enjoyed this month as much as the last one, I have met new friends, and I said goodbye to one of my colleagues, I have been in new places, and I have visited some places again. This month has been very similar and different of the last one, this is because the usual things sometimes change. Today you visit a beautiful square and tomorrow that square will be more beautiful than yesterday. Today you met new people, and tomorrow they will be your friends, and today you are enjoying with your friends and tomorrow, they will come back home and leave you fond memories. I only realized about the changes this month. It is interesting because this island, […]
12 de Maio de 2017.

Yes, I can’t

Do you suffer from putting off all your daily duties to unspecified time in the future? Are you always waiting for a better moment to do something? If you don’t know: “from where to start…?”, you can’t stand failure or you do the tasks “for now” only because you fear the consequences – it means that you might have a problem with procrastination. What is procrastination? ‘Procrastination is the avoidance of doing a task, that needs to be accomplished’ – Wikipedia. In my opinion it is a kind of pathology. Why? Because normally, nobody wants to live in never-ending tension. A procrastinator wants to have everything under control, so that person creates the appearance of normality. She or he knows […]
8 de Maio de 2017.

The (un)importance of age

Age is not as important as you think, there are tons of examples! I have to admit that this is a rather unusual theme to write about. But as I found myself more than once confronted with my age in the last time, I started to think a bit more about the (un)importance of age. I bet every one of us heard it before: “You are too young for this” or “When you are older you will understand that”. But also sentences like: “Are you not a bit too old for that?” or “I did not expect that from a person your age” are really common. I myself assume during my work as a tour guide that old people are […]
2 de Maio de 2017.

Simple life on Madeira

If you feel that your comfort zone is actually a stagnation, just pack your backpack and go for an EVS. I remember my first impression when I arrived to Funchal in the middle of the night, almost month ago. It was three things: fresh air, flowers everywhere and sound of the Ocean. The same day I left my friends, family, job, country … my world, but I had this exciting feeling that is not the end but the beginning of something new and an amazing. The next day I met other volunteers and then I was absolutely sure that was good decision and I arrived to my little paradise. Here, for me every day is a celebration. When I go […]
21 de Abril de 2017.

My first month in the paradise

The island has been excellent, the people have been beautiful, the job has been amazing and I don’t have enough words to describe the other things. I had some expectations for my first month in here, but it was even better than what I expected. This project has been an opportunity to learn about the history of Madeira, about the history of Portugal, and about the different cultures and costumes of this country and the countries of the people who have been around me during this time. I was in beautiful places with my colleagues. I was in museums, parks and beaches, where I saw beautiful places and learn interesting things. Regarding to my job it has been interesting because I’m a […]
18 de Abril de 2017.

Sweet Island of Madeira

Right before I came to Madeira, I read a little about food, cuisine and eating habits of Madeirans. Usually I keep a pretty strict regimen, eating mostly vegan, sugar- and wheat-free meals. But it doesn’t mean I don’t enjoy pastries, bread and sweets – on the contrary, it’s my big weakness. I just choose to live without it, or at least I did until I arrived to Funchal and tried some of the local products. Pastéis de nata, bolo do caco, pão de passas, queijadas… Once I started having them, I couldn’t stop. Daily trips to Mariazinha for coffee always ended with something rich in sugar and flour. I know that food consisting of simple carbohydrates is very addictive and […]