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8 de Janeiro de 2019.

Governo defende o E.S. gratuito

“Se não reduzirmos de forma drástica os custos com o ensino superior não vamos conseguir que os filhos de classe média consigam estudar no ensino superior”, alertou Pedro Nuno Santos. Os secretários de Estado da Educação e dos Assuntos Parlamentares defenderam nesta segunda-feira um ensino superior tendencialmente gratuito, tal como previsto na Constituição, posição também assumida pelo ministro do Ensino Superior. Foi na Convenção Nacional do Ensino Superior 2030, que decorre no ISCTE-IUL, em Lisboa, que os governantes salientaram a importância de um ensino superior gratuito, à semelhança do que já acontece com o ensino básico e secundário. Depois da declaração do ministro Manuel Heitor, foi a vez da secretária de Estado Adjunta e da Educação, Alexandra Leitão, e do secretário […]
5 de Janeiro de 2019.

Alma

Neon green hair and a rocking attitude: ALMA Alma is a Finnish singer and songwriter. She was born on the 17th January 1996 in Kuopio. Beginning her career in 2013 she placed fifth place in the Finnish version of Idol. Her breakthrough was in 2015 when she was featured on the single ”Muuta ku mä” by Sini Sabotage. Pretty soon after that Alma was signed in to Universal Music Group. She released two singles, ”Karma” and ”Dye my hair”, and both singles became top ten hits in Finland. In 2017 her single ”Chasing highs” reached the top twenty in Germany and the United Kingdom. ”Chasing Highs” had also clocked 63 million streams on Spotify. The title track from her EP […]
2 de Janeiro de 2019.

Universidades não registam plágios

Todas as instituições têm regulamentos para punir fraude académica e apenas uma, o Politécnico de Beja, não dispõe de software próprio para detectar plágios. Burocracia interna dissuade os professores de reportarem casos. Dois terços das instituições de ensino superior não dispõem de dados sobre os casos de plágio ou fraude cometidos pelos seus alunos em provas ou trabalhos académicos. Este número é o resultado de um inquérito feito pelo PÚBLICO ao qual responderam mais de metade das universidades e politécnicos públicos. Entre as que recolhem estas informações, registam-se em média 3,3 casos de fraude por ano. É um número “muito baixo”, comenta Aurora Teixeira, do Observatório de Economia e Gestão de Fraude. No final de Novembro passado, a Universidade de […]
2 de Janeiro de 2019.

Kojey Radical

A  musical phenomenon. A hip/hop star that defies boundaries. I would say that I am blessed to be from a country that has contributed a prolific amount of talent to popular and underground music. From Elgar to Bowie, and Henry Purcell to Radiohead, the small but hugely important island that I call home has changed the sound and shifted the landscape of music throughout history. However, it is an established name in the London hip/hop scene that I wish to spotlight. Kojey Radical, from East London, has seen a transition from spoken word poetry to a lyrical rap heavyweight in an outstandingly short amount of time. He has already garnered praise and features from grime legends Wretch 32 and Ghetts. […]
1 de Janeiro de 2019.

Legalização de cannabis na Europa

O algoritmo considera milhões de dados sobre o contexto religioso, político e económico de cada país, bem como debates nas redes sociais. No futuro, pode ser usado para avaliar a probabilidade de outras decisões políticas. Uma consultora portuguesa, fundada por três professores da Universidade do Porto, criou um algoritmo que prevê quais os próximos países a legalizar a cannabis para uso medicinal ou recreativo. Baseia-se em técnicas de inteligência artificial que permitem analisar uma grande quantidade de dados automaticamente. No total, foram consideradas 98 variáveis distintas que incluem o contexto religioso, político e económico dos países, bem como a liberdade de imprensa, o índice de desenvolvimento humano e a popularidade de debates na Internet sobre a legalização da cannabis. Todos os dados vieram […]
30 de Dezembro de 2018.

Maria Peszek

An extremely talented, passionate, and controversial Polish artist. Maria Peszek is a singer, songwriter, and actress. Was born in Wroclaw city into a family of actors. Graduated from an acting school and started her professional career in the early 1990s. She appeared in a number of stage plays, as well as in some movies and television series. Peszek is known for controversial subjects of her work and daring lyrics. While creating music she was collaborating with many reputable Polish artists. Her concerts are a spectacular combination of varied, creative elements of art. Her debut album, ’Miasto mania’ (City obsession) was released in 2005, it is inspired by Poland’s capital, Warsaw and served as a musical background to a multimedia theatre-play […]
28 de Dezembro de 2018.

NASA explora Ultima Thule

Os cientistas esperam que esta observação, a cerca de 6,4 mil milhões de quilómetros da Terra, ajude a entender melhor como o sistema solar foi formado. O primeiro dia do ano de 2019 vai ficar na história: “Nunca antes uma nave espacial explorou um objecto tão distante”, relevou esta terça-feira o cientista chefe da NASA responsável pela sonda New Horizons, Alan Stern, referindo-se ao Ultima Thule, um objecto localizado na cintura de Kuiper, uma zona mais periférica do nosso sistema solar. Ultima Thule fica a cerca de 6,4 mil milhões de quilómetros da Terra e os cientistas esperam que sua observação ajude a entender melhor como o sistema solar foi formado. A Sonda espacial terá tirado cerca de 900 imagens […]
27 de Dezembro de 2018.

Belgian Musician

Let me introduce Bart Peeters: a Belgian musician, singer, and actor Bart August Maria Peeters was born on the 30th of November 1959 and has had a prolific history in acting, producing music and presenting television shows in Belgium. He actually studied Germanic philology before getting into small television gigs and gathering notoriety in the small country that is Belgium. He would attend drama classes early on in life, where he met Jan Leyers and Hugo Matthyssen, of whom he would later collaborate within both the fields of music (in the form of a band) and the television world, producing children’s entertainment shows. He is famous for one of the best-known kids television shows in Flemish history “Dag Sinterklaas”, in […]
25 de Dezembro de 2018.

Saturno poderá perder os seus anéis

Os anéis são uma das imagens de marca do sexto planeta a contar do Sol, mas a NASA revela que a estrutura não só é recente como é provável que desapareça daqui a 100 milhões de anos. Saturno é conhecido pelos seus anéis, mas a estrutura de anéis que o orbita pode vir a desaparecer em “breve”: 100 milhões de anos podem parecer muito para uma vida humana, mas é pouco em termos cósmicos. Um estudo publicado em Novembro na revista científica Icarus e agora divulgado pela NASA revela que o material que constitui os anéis está a “chover” no planeta – a um ritmo que os cientistas referem ser o “pior cenário possível”. Só por causa dessa chuva, os […]
24 de Dezembro de 2018.

The new generation in Poland

A mixture of folk tunes, with alternative pop and punk beats. Poland has several well-known classical composers as well as jazz musicians.  However, we can observe how the new music scene exploded. Unfortunately, this music is not internationally recognized. Therefore, I would like to encourage you to have a closer look and present one of the modern artists of the new generation- Monika Brodka. Her professional career started, as in the case of most young singers, during an audition for a music show. She won the third season of the Polish TV competition “Idol” in 2004 at the age of 17. The prize was to record a debut solo CD, which was called “Album”. The first two records of the […]
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. […]
25 de Outubro de 2018.

From Poland to Funchal

It’s hard to believe that my locality and Funchal have anything in common. The place where I come from is located in the center of Poland. It is a peaceful countryside where days pass slowly. There is neither a river or lake. Unlike Funchal, which is surrounded by waves of the Atlantic Ocean. No doubt Funchal and whole Madeira have unbelievably varied and beautiful flora. Much more diversified than flora in my countryside. Nevertheless, forests remind me my countryside. Especially during the Levada walks I have that familiar feeling of peace and relaxation. Another similarity is the hospitality of local people. Their kindness and willingness to help others bring to my mind my family and friends who wish me well. […]