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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 […]
31 de Outubro de 2018.

Alojamento para alunos deslocados

O Governo actualizou o levantamento divulgado em Maio e concluiu que as 15.370 camas para estudantes chegam para apenas 13,5% dos deslocados. No ISCTE, onde só há lugar para 3,4% dos alunos que estão a estudar fora da área de residência, prevêem-se 54 novas camas “muito em breve”. O ISCTE – Instituto Universitário de Lisboa está entre as instituições de ensino superior no país que mais falham na oferta de camas para os estudantes deslocados: aqui, só há lugar para apenas 3,4% dos alunos que se encontram foram da sua área de residência. Pior ainda está o Instituto Politécnico do Cávado e do Ave, com um rácio de camas/deslocados de apenas 2,6%. Estas conclusões estão contidas no diagnóstico que o […]
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 […]
30 de Outubro de 2018.

Insucesso escolar no secundário

Chumbar nem que seja um ano tem impacto no percurso durante o secundário. Região, natureza da escola e escalão do apoio social também ditam sucesso ou insucesso. Metade dos alunos que começam um curso científico-humanístico no ensino secundário um ano mais tarde do que o esperado ficam retidos ou desistem. Entre os que iniciam este ciclo na idade normal, aos 15 anos, isso só acontece com 27%. Portanto, basta um ano para fazer duplicar o insucesso. Esta é uma das constatações de um novo estudo sobre o ensino científico-humanístico agora divulgado pela Direcção-Geral de Estatísticas da Educação e Ciência (DGEEC). A DGEEC avaliou a situação dos alunos inscritos nos cursos científico-humanísticos, que são cerca de metade dos estudantes do secundário, três […]
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. […]
29 de Outubro de 2018.

Ave mais antiga da Terra

Chama-se arqueoptérix e foi baptizado depois de mais de sete anos de investigação. “É uma das espécies mais importantes porque é cerca de 400 mil anos mais jovem do que qualquer outro encontrado até agora”, diz o autor do estudo. Uma nova espécie da famosa primeira ave da terra, o arqueoptérix, que fez a transição entre répteis e aves, foi descoberta na Alemanha, segundo um estudo publicado esta sexta-feira na revista científica Historical Biology. Depois de mais de sete anos de investigação foi estabelecida a existência da nova espécie, baptizada Arqueoptérix albersdoerferi. Ao contrário de estudos anteriores, o arqueoptérix é agora mostrado de forma conclusiva como um antecedente primitivo das aves e um intermediário evolutivo entre dinossauros e aves, possuindo […]
26 de Outubro de 2018.

Portugal mantêm a mudança da hora

A hora muda este domingo. O Observatório Astronómico de Lisboa recomendou ao Governo manter a mudança da hora e considera que a transição para o regime de Inverno deveria realizar-se mais cedo, em Setembro. O Governo português já anunciou à União Europeia (UE) que pretende manter a mudança da hora e “manifestou discordância” com a proposta da Comissão Europeia, confirmou nesta quinta-feira ao PÚBLICO o Ministério do Planeamento. A proposta da Comissão Europeia de abolir a mudança horária foi anunciada em Agosto, pedindo aos governos de cada país que se pronunciassem até Abril. Se a decisão da Comissão Europeia for avante, a proposta terá de ser ainda aprovada pelo Parlamento Europeu e depois pelo Conselho Europeu. A decisão portuguesa foi tomada por […]
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. […]
24 de Outubro de 2018.

Carência grave de vitamina D

Percentagem de pessoas com défice de vitamina D varia muito consoante as estações do ano e a região do país. O problema do défice de vitamina D ganhou actualidade porque na semana passada os responsáveis de um dos estudos cujos resultados tinham sido questionados em Abril de 2017 numa reportagem da SIC voltaram a apresentar uma investigação, esta muito mais abrangente – engloba toda a população adulta, a partir dos 18 anos, incluindo agora também os mais idosos, o que não acontecia antes. As conclusões do estudo foram divulgadas no chamado Fórum D – um grupo que tem como “parceiros” vários laboratórios que vendem medicamentos com vitamina D e uma das empresas que disponibilizam material para as análises. Os resultados são preocupantes: […]
22 de Outubro de 2018.

Unknown Similarities

Unknown similarities found even in distant and most different places. How to compare two places that appear to be so completely different at first glance? Funchal, the thriving southern metropolis and my small home village Husen, a part of western Germany, totally unknown to 99% of the world’s population. My village consists of round about 1,000 people, a stark contrast to the population of Funchal with its over 110,000 inhabitants. And even if we take a look at the two cities my village belongs to, Lichtenau and Paderborn, there do not seem to be that many similarities. The most obvious connection might be the big Portuguese community in Paderborn, which offers Fado concerts, as well as Portuguese language and cooking […]
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 […]
21 de Julho de 2018.

How not waste a summer in Madeira

Let me give you some non-qualified tips for the months to come. To be honest, I have not been in Madeira during the hottest months of summer. My experience started in September what I would still call summer due to the heat. Madeira is very versatile and full of possible activities. That is the reason why I love this island. People who love the sea have several options to explore the Atlantic Ocean. Snorkeling and scuba diving let you discover the biodiversity of the sea dwellers. But not everyone likes to dive in the dark and deep ocean and some rather stay above the surface of the water, at least with their heads. There are still enough activities, such as […]
19 de Julho de 2018.

Vincent van Gogh

Vincent van Gogh: of the most famous artists of the 19th century. This fame is not only because his art, but also because of his life. He was born in 1853, in a village near the Belgian border. When starting adulthood he did not really know what to do. He first became a schoolteacher, then a book salesman, studied theology and became a preacher in a coal mine. He did not really do well in all these jobs and got fired for all of them. Eventually, his brother Theo convinced Vincent to become an artist after seeing the sketches he made. He moved around in the Netherlands, Belgium, and Paris before eventually moving to the village of Arles in France, […]
17 de Julho de 2018.

Jan Matejko

Jan Matejko is probably the most known Polish painter. He born in 1838 in Krakow and he specialized in historical and battle paintings. One of his most famous canvas is “The Battle of Grunwald”, painted in 1872–1878. It represents a really important event in Polish history, the victory of the allied Crown of the Kingdom of Poland and Grand Duchy of Lithuania over the Teutonic Order in 1410. It is displayed in the National Museum in Warsaw. His other famous paintings which we can find there are: “Stańczyk” and “The Prussian Homage”, among others. It is worth to mention that Matejko is an author of the 320 or so known oil paintings mainly depicting the most momentous events in Polish […]
13 de Julho de 2018.

Gerhard Richter

The world’s highest paid living artist Gerhard Richter, born 1932 in Dresden, Germany is one of the most famous German painters of all time and called the best living painter by many. He has huge national and international success and won many notable awards again both national and international. His style changed a lot during his long career which he started in the 1950s in East Germany. In 1961 Richter fled with his wife to West Germany, he is said to have burned parts of his paintings before he left. Here he studied art at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf. In 1964 he had his first solo exhibition which was the cornerstone for his success. Noteworthy is that Richter is not only […]