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4 de Janeiro de 2018.

Claustrophobia

I never thought that being and living on the island can be so different from living in the mainland in a bigger agglomeration. But actually it differs a lot and I felt it soon after I came here. This strange feeling of being locked and kept in a small island so that you cannot escape from it so easily in case of any human/natural disaster remain in my subconscious. Everything has limits here and sometimes it can make you feel anxious. I wonder if some people has that inborn will of constantly moving from place to place, just getting into the car or taking a plane and travelling at least for a bit or if it is just a feature […]
3 de Janeiro de 2018.

Do outro lado da Europa

Levo comigo boas recordações e experiências que permaneceram para sempre na minha memória e coração, de um país do outro lado da Europa. Após terminar a minha licenciatura este ano, ainda não estava com certezas do que havia de fazer com o meu futuro. Assim que uma amiga me informou do EVS e da possibilidade de integrar num projecto ambicioso e deveras recompensador na Bulgária, o Festival Internacional de Curtas Metragens, IN THE PALACE. Inicialmente não estava muito receptivo à ideia, não pelo facto de ter que sair do “conforto” da nossa ilha, pois já participei em dois programas de intercâmbio durante dois semestres, mas por não saber se de facto valia a pena. Após alguma ponderação, decidi embargar nesta […]
2 de Janeiro de 2018.

Tourism (seen as a tourist)

I am starting my third month in this project, and I have noticed a lot of differences between my home country and Funchal (obviously). The biggest and most noticeable one is perhaps not that this is a Portuguese island, but that it is a touristic island. Tourism is quite deeply entwined in Funchal, which results in some small but noticeable differences. For example, I must have seen over a hundred cafés and restaurants but I have only seen two supermarkets which are at 200 meters apart from each other. You can also go anywhere by bus, but the price is the same no matter how far you want to go. Banana’s and fruits are about as expensive as in my […]
1 de Janeiro de 2018.

Perfil genético da demência

Equipa coordenada por casal de investigadores portugueses publicou um estudo na revista The Lancet Neurology, que pode ajudar a desenvolver novos fármacos que tenham como alvo os marcadores identificados para a demência dos corpos de Lewy. Chama-se demência dos corpos Lewy e, apesar das muitas semelhanças com a doença de Alzheimer e de Parkinson, não é a mesma coisa. Agora, uma equipa internacional confirmou isso mesmo com trabalho que resultou numa identificação mais precisa do seu perfil genético único que revela alguma das diferenças entre estas doenças neurodegenerativas. O estudo genético envolveu 65 investigadores de 11 países e foi coordenado por investigadores portugueses que trabalham na University College de Londres (UCL). Os corpos de Lewy são agregados de proteínas que […]
31 de Dezembro de 2017.

One world

I´m happy that I am able to see now how I was thinking and how other people might be thinking. When I was a young girl, people used to tell me that Holland is one of the best countries to be born in. They told me that I lived in a prosperous country, in which everything is well organized and people are happy. Most of the time, we watched Dutch TV, heard our own language and learnt about our own history. In some kind of way this made me thinking that we were the only ones in this world, or at least the only good ones. And even though I learnt about it at geography and saw it on TV, […]
29 de Dezembro de 2017.

Embrião congelado durante 24 anos

Emma nasceu em Novembro, mas foi concebida em 1992. A mãe que agora deu à luz a bebé tinha na altura um ano e meio. A bebé Emma Wren Gibson nasceu a 25 de Novembro deste ano, mas a sua história não é assim tão simples: o seu embrião tinha sido congelado a 14 de Outubro de 1992. Por essa altura, a mulher que agora adoptou o embrião, implantado no seu útero, tinha pouco mais de 18 meses de idade. Segundo os investigadores do centro médico da Universidade de Tennessee, nos Estados Unidos, trata-se de um “recorde mundial”, já que poderá ser o embrião humano que esteve mais tempo congelado e que acabou por dar origem a um bebé saudável. […]
29 de Dezembro de 2017.

Safety on the trail

Stay safe while hiking on Madeira! Having done hundreds of kilometers of Madeiran levadas and veredas, I feel like iI’m in a good position to write a few words about a very important topic – safety on the trail. Divided into four categories, I present you some safety rules to keep in mind. Before you go for a hike Remember that the weather on Madeira changes often and fast – therefore you should not only check the most recent weather forecast for the part of the island you plan to explore, but also have a look at the online cameras spread all over Madeira (google “madeira webcams”) to see what the situation looks like at the moment. Due to the […]
27 de Dezembro de 2017.

Living in a island

Living in a island is wonderful, you have the sea near of your house and a nice weather almost all the year But sometimes it’s not so good … A few days ago I was planning a holiday’s trip, the tickets were very cheap (round-trip from Madrid to France 15€ ) but the problem was that going out of the island costed 300€ the same round-trip, so I felt caught and frustrated. Some days before it I was talking with two friends and one of them (from Lisbon) asked me, wouldn’t you live here for the whole life? And I answered of course not. Well, I recognize it leaving here is quite nice, the people is wonderful, also the food, […]
25 de Dezembro de 2017.

A IA não entende o Natal

Pelo menos na versão musical, o natal ainda não é bem compreendido pelos programas inteligentes. Uma investigadora americana, Janelle Shane, tentou ensinar um programa de computador a escrever músicas de Natal. Usando um sistema de redes neuronais, em que um computador tenta imitar o sistema de aprendizagem do cérebro humano, a investigadora alimentou o sistema com diversas músicas em língua inglesa de forma a tentar criar uma letra nova que fosse coerente. As primeiras tentativas correram mal, em grande medida devido ao desconhecimento das regras gramaticais (e das próprias palavras) da língua inglesa, tendo o sistema construído estrofes sem sentido: Hart fon the be the he br wong on the stor Christmas br he, or the wang Christ, Christ, on […]
25 de Dezembro de 2017.

Souvenirs

Are you going on your vacation or actually you are there, but don’t know what to buy as a souvenir? Come on! It is not so difficult at all, is it? We are different, so our taste as well. For one of us the perfect souvenir is postcard, the others might choose some parts of clothes with logo of hosting city. How the situation looks in the most popular destinations for travelling on the Globe? In London people willingly buy thousands kinds of fridge magnet with images of historical attractions and royals, of course. In Paris the winners are white t-shirt and small pendant, both present the Eiffel Tower. What about Funchal? Which object is the most valuable for our […]
9 de Julho de 2018.

Karel Appel

The paintings look (a little bit) like child drawings. This man is an internationally renowned Dutch painter, whose paintings look (at least according to critics) like they were painted by a child himself. Also, Karel stated: ´I just mess up something´. Others say this was not completely true, they say there was a big theory behind the paintings. Christiaan Karel Appel was born in 1921 in Amsterdam, he studied there at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts. At the academy, he met two other artists with who he became close friends, Corneille and Constant. With these friends and a few others, he founded Cobra in 1948 at an international conference in Paris. This was an international movement of painters and […]
6 de Julho de 2018.

Rembrandt van Rijn

The master among Dutch painters in the Dutch Golden Age. Rembrandt Hamerszoon van Rijn was a Dutch painter, etcher, drawer and art collector. He is considered as one of the greatest painters in European art. Besides, he is the most important Dutch painter of the 17th century. This century is also known as the Dutch Golden Age because Dutch art was one of the most acclaimed in the world in that time. Rembrandt manufactured approximately 300 paintings, 300 etchings and 2000 drawings. These works belong to the Baroque style and were influenced by the Caravaggesque style. Both styles find their origin in Italy and are related to strong emotional expressions and extravagancy even though he has never been to Italy. […]
5 de Julho de 2018.

EVS volunteering in Madeira

10 months in Madeira Island, with all the costs related with travel, accomodations and meals covered! What are you waiting for? SHORT DESCRIPTION OF THE PROJECT A walk through the History of Madeira is a project that intends to present the culture, history and heritage of Madeira through guided tours and other cultural activities such as exhibitions or fado concerts. Throughout the last few years, the University of Madeira Students’ Union (AAUMa) has been developing several initiatives with a heavy focus on Tourism and Culture, under the Madeiran Heritage program. These initiatives are also directly connected with its social support programmes, which help the local community of Madeira. Last year, through the contribution of everyone involved (EVS volunteers, portuguese volunteers and […]
4 de Julho de 2018.

Joaquin Sorolla y Bastida

He made paintings of famous people and social criticism. He borns in Cercedilla, Valencia in 1863 and died, in Madrid, in 1923. When he was two years old his parents died of a cholera epidemic. Her sister Eugenia and he were welcomed by her aunt and her husband who tried to teach him the trade of the locksmith. For the first time, he was studying in “Museo del Prado” and then he traveled to Roma to continue his studies. At that moment, he was painting history pictures, later he was traveled to Paris and he finds the impressive paint. This caused a revolution in his type of painting because he abandoned his style to start painting outdoors. Although formal portraiture […]
4 de Julho de 2018.

Formação: A mulher…

A mulher do início do século XX na Madeira: Luzia, uma Ilustre (Des)conhecida. 11 a 17 de Julho das 9:30 às 13:30 e 18 de Julho das 9:30 às 14:30. Formação validada, de acordo com o Despacho n.º 106/2005, de 21 de Setembro, para progressão na carreira dos docentes dos grupos de recrutamento 100-110-200-210-220-300 e 400. Os conteúdos relativos à História local, à História da Madeira podem e devem ser trabalhados em contexto de sala de aula. Consideramos fundamental que os estudantes – crianças e jovens- tenham contacto com a riqueza cultural, patrimonial, social e histórica da região onde habitam pois aprenderão a valorizar e a preservar o seu património material e imaterial. Sabendo que as escolas trabalham, sob diversas […]
2 de Julho de 2018.

A different perspective

“Din Matamoro” is a Galician painter that was born in the city of Vigo “Painting is a worthy way of being in the world, a trade that makes you free and opens ways to the imagination” , these were the words of a proud artist from our nowadays society after have being selected in the “Real Academia Galega de Belas Artes” with all the effort and work that had supposed to him. The life of a common painter of nowadays can be hard, but I have someone close in my family that has taught me that with effort and desire you can make your position in this world is whatever you want. Eduardo Matamoro Irago, more recognized in Galicia as […]