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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 […]
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 […]
20 de Abril de 2018.

Hanna Krall

She was born in 1935, her family died in the Holocaust. Hanna was saved by Polish people who took her from transport to ghetto and hid her. About her childhood she said that she would not change it, because it prepared her for the rest of life, thanks to that she knew what is fear and courage. She studied journalism at the University of Warsaw, her articles were published in many magazines. She also wrote few series of reportages in which she showed socio-cultural changes and conflicts of that time. Her most famous work was Zdążyć przed Panem Bogiem (English title: Shielding the Flame, literal translation: Make it before God), an interview with Marek Edelman – Polish Jewish cardiologist. Title […]
17 de Abril de 2018.

Understanding Chaucer

The life and work of Geoffrey Chaucer, and understanding the contradictory nature of his writing. Before there was Shakespeare, Geoffrey Chaucer was considered the father of English literature. Born in 1343, Chaucer was a prominent member of the royal courts of both Edward III and Richard II, however, he was most well known for his writing, with his most celebrated work being The Canterbury Tales. Chaucer began writing fiction in the late 1360s and pioneered in a new literary style. He introduced a new poetic structure, more similar to the European style than his Anglo-Saxon predecessors. This was presumably inspired by his time in France, where he was a prisoner of war, and this style went on to inspire Shakespeare’s […]
9 de Abril de 2018.

King Manuel I, a King of Portugal

He played an important role in the expansion of the Power of Portugal Hey guys! After telling you my first impressions about the Island, then about food, and last time about a little bit of Flora and Fauna, in this article we will talk about History, and one of the Kings of Portugal. So let’s speak about King Manuel I, a King of Portugal between 1495 (when he received the Crown in Lisbon) and 1521. He was born on 31st of May 1469 in Alcochete (Portugal, facing Lisbon on the East) and died in Lisbon in December 1521. Son of Ferdinand, a little brother of King Afonso V (King between 1438 and 1481), Manuel succeeded to his cousin John II […]
5 de Abril de 2018.

King Dom Carlos

He became king in 1889 which was a time of crisis. Dom Carlos might have not been the last king on the throne of Portugal and the Algarve but his rule is often associated with the end of the monarchy. The image of the Portuguese monarchy was severely damaged after the government showed weakness facing the British. From today’s view, you might say that Dom Carlos had no great talent in politics, as he is still blamed for the end of the Portuguese monarchy. It did not make it easier to seem like a confident king. Instead, the population noticed quite fast that he could not stand its ground against the British Empire. Portugal’s plan was to have sovereignty over […]