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2 de Abril de 2018.

King Manuel I of Portugal

The period of his reign was one of the finest times in the history of Portugal. Walking around Funchal you could have came across a square called “Largo Dom Manuel I” (eng. “Square of King Manuel I”) which is located near Sé Cathedral or you could have heard about an architectural style called ‘mannueline’ visible in many buildings in the city. All this reminds us of the times of reign of one of the most famous kings of Portugal, Manuel I also known as the Fortunate (port. o Afortunado) had as the period of his reign 1495-1521. During this time Funchal received city rights (1508) and became an important commercial port in the map of the world. We can even […]
2 de Abril de 2018.

Estação espacial chinesa

A maior parte da estação espacial chinesa ardeu durante a reentrada. O resto caiu ao largo do Taiti. O antigo laboratório espacial chinês Tiangong-1 reentrou na atmosfera terrestre, sobre o Pacífico Sul, às primeiras horas de segunda-feira, segundo informou a China. A “maior parte” da estação espacial chinesa ardeu durante a reentrada na terra, pelas 8h15 da manhã, hora chinesa (1h15 em Lisboa), de acordo com a mesma fonte, que não precisou o local onde caíram os destroços da estação. O porta-voz do Ministério dos Negócios Estrangeiros chinês, Geng Shuang, disse, numa conferência de imprensa, que a China estava a reportar a situação à agência espacial da ONU numa forma transparente e aberta e que de momento não tinha mais […]
29 de Março de 2018.

King Sebastian of Portugal

Probably one of the most famous kings in Portuguese history. King Sebastian of Portugal (20 January 1554 – 4 August 1578) is very popular amongst us volunteers so that it took me a little discussion so that I am finally the one who writes about “the desired”. But why is he so famous? Was it because he invited the Jesuit order in 1569 to the island of Madeira after a huge French privateer attack in 1566 where French soldiers robbed and plundered the archipelago? Or because he was the youngest king Portugal ever had, who became king with just 3 years because his father Prince John died before he was born, his mother Joanna of Spain returned shortly after his […]
28 de Março de 2018.

A meio da corrida

Já la vão 6 meses, já se vê formar um verão pela primavera que vai ficando. Hoje é o dia do Pai, 19 de Março, dia que lembra que nada é efémero, nem pai, nem esta experiência fora de Portugal. Mas que permanece connosco até a vida nos faltar. Na Bulgária os dias mais quentes vão chegando com pequenas mudanças na natureza, a brisa vem fresca e carregada de flores e sementes. O café já é tomado na varanda e o frio vai desvanecendo. Com o passar da estação segue a mudança. Neste momento a aragem está abafada de monotonia e a saudade desprende-me. De pensar que conhecia o meu mundo criei uma ingrata rotina que se consome da saudade. […]
26 de Março de 2018.

D. Maria I – The crazy Queen

D.Maria I was very religious and got completely crazy during her lifetime. Maria Francisca Isabel Josefa Antónia Gertrudes Rita Joana (Maria I) was the daughter of José I de Portugal and Mariana Victoria of Spain. Maria was born in 1734 and grew up with her sisters at the court in Lisbon. They seemed to have a good life, they were loved by their father and they did a lot of things, like riding horses, learning to draw and read French and Latin. But things happened in Maria´s lifetime that slowly drove her crazy. For example the earthquake in Lisbon, which killed thousands of people. She had to marry her uncle (at the age of 17) and apart from that she […]
26 de Março de 2018.

Redução calórica e longevidade

Em suma, os organismos que consomem energia de forma mais eficiente são os que vivem mais. Um estudo revela que uma redução calórica de 15% ajuda a travar o envelhecimento e a proteger os humanos de doenças que surgem com a idade, muitas delas relacionadas com elevados níveis de stress oxidativo. Já se sabia que a redução do consumo de calorias em alguns animais conduzia a uma maior longevidade, mas não se sabia até que ponto é que o mesmo se aplicava a humanos. Agora, um novo estudo mostra que uma redução de 15% das calorias consumidas ao longo de dois anos desacelera o processo metabólico que conduz ao envelhecimento e reduz também a probabilidade de doenças relacionadas com elevados […]
23 de Março de 2018.

Educação Física nas escolas

As resoluções foram aprovadas com os votos do PS, BE, PCP, PEV, PAN e do deputado do CDS-PP Telmo Correia, com a abstenção do PSD. O Parlamento aprovou nesta sexta-feira duas resoluções apresentadas por BE e PCP para o reforço da carga lectiva da disciplina de Educação Física, votação que causou divisões nas bancadas do CDS-PP e do PS. As duas resoluções com recomendações ao Governo foram aprovadas com os votos do PS, BE, PCP, PEV, PAN e do deputado do CDS-PP Telmo Correia, com a abstenção do PSD. Nas duas votações, três deputados do PS (Paulo Trigo Pereira, Luís Graça e Pedro Delgado Alves) e quatro do CDS-PP (Cecília Meireles, Pedro Mota Soares, Teresa Caeiro e Patrícia Fonseca) optaram […]
22 de Março de 2018.

War & Peace: Dom João I

The military successes (and failures) of Dom João I of Portugal. João I reigned as the 10th king of Portugal, succeeding Fernando I in 1385. As the naturalized son of Pedro I and a Galician noblewomen, his ascension to the throne represented the beginning of the Aviz dynasty. His coronation came during a time of conflict with the Castilian crown, who had sought authority over Portugal during a period of anarchy following the death of Fernando. It could be said that turbulent relations with Portugal’s Iberian neighbours defined João’s reign. João is commonly referred to as ‘the good’ or ‘the great’ by the Portuguese, due primarily to his victories over the Moroccan Marinid Empire in Ceuta as part of the […]
21 de Março de 2018.

Árvore Europeia 2018 é portuguesa

A árvore portuguesa venceu a 8.ª edição do concurso europeu, ao qual concorreram 13 países. Mais do que uma árvore bonita, procurava-se uma árvore com história e ligada à comunidade. E isso o sobreiro português tem. Um sobreiro português foi eleito esta quarta-feira Árvore Europeia de 2018. O Sobreiro Assobiador da aldeia de Águas de Moura, no concelho de Palmela, foi distinguido numa competição que envolveu mais 12 árvores de diferentes países europeus. A distinção foi anunciada ao final da tarde numa cerimónia no Parlamento Europeu, em Bruxelas, depois de uma votação online que decorreu em Fevereiro e contou com cerca de 200 mil votos. Em segundo e terceiro lugar ficaram ulmeiros espanhóis e um carvalho russo, respectivamente. PUB “Ficámos […]
20 de Março de 2018.

Raios X dos cometas estudados

Além de embelezar o céu, um cometa traz com ele alguns fenómenos. Sabia que quando a sua atmosfera interage com o vento solar podem ser emitidos raios X? Agora, pela primeira vez, um grupo de cientistas – que inclui dois portugueses – conseguiu simular essa emissão em laboratório. Quando um cometa viaja pelo nosso sistema solar está condenado a interagir com a radiação emitida pelo Sol, com o vento solar e o campo magnético da nossa estrela. Desses “encontros” resulta uma cauda cometária, uma atmosfera visível e, por vezes, raios X na face do cometa voltada para o Sol. Estes raios X têm intrigado os cientistas. Agora, pela primeira vez, uma equipa internacional de investigadores – que contou com dois […]
10 de Agosto de 2018.

Tips for a summer in Madeira

Madeira is one of the most popular travel destinations in Europe. The island contains wonderful flora and fauna and its climate is very pleasant all year long. Besides, Madeira offers many hotels, apartments, resorts, villas, and hostels and the island is one of the safest holiday destinations because the island is virtually crime-free. In this text, I want to highlight essential information on what Madeira can offer you during your summer holiday in Madeira. Madeira its nature is beautiful and that is why I recommend exploring the island its stunning views while doing outdoor activities. The island offers activities like levada and mountain walks, diving, paragliding, fishing, canyoning, and surfing. Also, dolphin and whale watching is one of the possibilities. […]
6 de Agosto de 2018.

Seasons in Madeira

I need to plan what I will visit again or experience new. My project in Madeira ended after 10 months. I arrived in Madeira in late September with the start of a beautiful autumn. The island presented itself with a lot of sun, long days and a water temperature I found highly surprising for October. But despite all this, it was not as tropical as I expected it to be and although Madeira’s nature is impressive I could not find the jungle I dreamt of. During Christmas and New Year’s Eve, the capital Funchal started to glow, gleam and glint in every street due to its overwhelming decoration which made the darkest day of the year was a very shiny […]
3 de Agosto de 2018.

Travel around the coast

Something that a lot of people do in the summer in Madeira. The most popular way to travel is to rent a car and split the cost, making it quite cheap transportation. However it can be hard to drive in the mountains, and if you don’t have a great car and a lot of people you can get stuck on a hill. A bus is also an option, somehow they can easily drive on even the smallest and steepest roads, but it can be quite expensive to get a ticket. The last option is to ask for a lift on the road. It is actually pretty safe here so there is no problem with doing that, and it is free. […]
30 de Julho de 2018.

Prepare your Summer

Open your eyes to catch all the beauty of Madeira A French guy in Funchal will give you, this month, some tips to prepare your summer, as you’re coming soon in Madeira Island. Take what you want, but just know that some little mistakes are hidden! To begin, Madeira is a very cold Island, because It’s climate is very fresh. That’s why people always need to have and/or to wear a pullover, some waterproof sneakers, a pair of short trousers, and a waterproof sun hat. However, if you like to go to the beach, you’ll enjoy coming to Madeira, so don’t forget to bring with you your swimsuit and to buy a ticket for Porto Santo, it will worth it! To go […]
27 de Julho de 2018.

Madeira in the summer

The way there doesn’t even seem long because of the nice views. If I would have to describe the perfect summer day in Madeira, it would be something like this. Waking up before the sun is up, taking breakfast with me and going by car to Pico do Areeiro with a group of friends. There we would sit on the second highest point of Madeira and eat breakfast while watching the sunrise. After that, we would drive down the mountain through the beautiful Madeiran forest. Next stop would be Santana. There we would go visit the Madeira theme park. Of course, the park is pretty touristic, but spending a few hours there with friends could be fun. Seeing the typical […]
24 de Julho de 2018.

Vereda da Ponta de São Lourenço

There you can see huge cliffs reaching out of the sea. This eastern peninsula of the island is from volcanic origins, it consists mostly basalt stone but also limestone sediment formations. Because of the pretty dry climate and the exposure to northern winds, there is low vegetation. It looks very different from the other parts of the island and this is what makes it so special. A nice fact is that the name of the vereda comes from the name of João Gonçalves Zarco’s caravel, São Lourenço. Zarco was one of the three discoverers of Madeira. For me, this walk is definitely one that you NEED to do when you are in Madeira, it’s one of the most beautiful walks […]