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24 de Setembro de 2019.

Grande Adria, o continente perdido

Há 240 milhões de anos separou-se do mega continente Gondwana; há 100 milhões de anos começou a colidir contra o sul do continente europeu. Quebrou-se e afundou-se. Restam apenas algumas rochas à superfície para contar a sua história. Depois de uma longa viagem pela história geológica da região do Mediterrâneo, uma equipa de investigadores conseguiu descobrir um continente “perdido”, actualmente enterrado sob os pés do Sul da Europa. Foi baptizado “Grande Adria” e, há 140 milhões de anos, tinha o tamanho da Gronelândia. Disponibilizado online no início deste mês pela revista científica Gondwana Research, este é o resultado de mais de dez anos de estudo de uma equipa formada por investigadores de vários países. Foi uma “grande quantidade de trabalho”, […]
23 de Setembro de 2019.

A Europe of my grandchildren

How can we ensure the future of the European Project in the coming decades? Firstly, I doubt that there will be a European Project for my grandchildren (if I have any at all?) The problem is divided into certain reasons of why there might not be a future. If I were to have grandchildren and they were British citizens (unless I marry a someone from the EU 27 or if my children marry someone from the EU) then I do not think they will have access to European Citizenship. Brexit is the reason for this. My grandchildren would not be concerned necessarily with the European project because I believe that the UK by my estimations and how things are going […]
21 de Setembro de 2019.

The future of Europe

Europe will not be made all at once, or according to a single plan. It will be built through concrete achievements which first create a de facto solidarity’. So said Robert Schuman in his famous declaration, launching the European integration project on 9 May 1950. Almost 70 years on, his words are as true as ever. The solidarity between Europe’s people and nations must constantly be adapted to deal with the new challenges posed by a changing world. What can I do for the future of the European Union to survive and grow in the coming decades? What can I do, as a member and citizen of the European Union that at the time of emerging denominations such as the […]
20 de Setembro de 2019.

Voluntariado na LPCC

A Liga Portuguesa Contra o Cancro (LPCC) está a angariar voluntários. A LPCC é uma organização da sociedade civil com vários objetivos dirigidos para a problemática da doença oncológica. A efetividade da sua ação advém, por um lado, da fundamental acção do seu Voluntariado, que intervém quer na comunidade, quer na humanização da assistência ao doente oncológico e, por outro, das contribuições recebidas através de donativos que permitem custear os aspectos materiais de apoio ao doente e o desenvolvimento das iniciativas de promoção da saúde e de prevenção da doença. Junte-se a esta causa, tornando-a maior e mais abrangente, no objectivo de fazer da luta contra o cancro um exemplo nacional de entreajuda e de solidariedade. Realize a sua inscrição para […]
19 de Setembro de 2019.

An Europe for the next generations

With Brexit, the refugees all over Europe and the climate change big things are happening as I write.  The next Elections to the European Parliament are held from the 23rd till the 26th of May 2019. Especially, at the moment it is really important to go voting.  To create a Europe where we would like to see our grandchildren grow it is urgent to go to these elections. But not only vote which is an important task what everyone of us should to, but also to start thinking about the environment. People of Europe have one of the biggest ecological footprints all over the world. Something, what we shouldn’t be proud of. It would not be hard to reduce that! […]
17 de Setembro de 2019.

Wolfgang Koeppen

An underestimated and too little appreciated German author. Wolfgang Koeppen was born in 1906, in a small city called Greifswald. Having a restless childhood in terms of many relocations, he quit school before graduating because of financial reasons. This, however, didn’t keep him from secretly visiting lectures at the university, especially concerning German philology. Although wanting to be a director, he ended up being a prompter, usher, and actor. Just as dramatic as his life has been proceeding, so was the situation in Germany. Having lived through two World Wars, Koeppen must have seen a lot of brutality and inhumanity. He manages, like nobody else, to process his emotions about these happenings in a trilogy of novels. The first of […]
15 de Setembro de 2019.

The Bard of Ayrshire

Robert Burns his country’s most influential and celebrated writer. Born in Alloway, Ayrshire, in 1759, he was the eldest of seven children. He was raised in poverty and the difficult farming lifestyle took a toll on his physical health. Despite his poverty, he still gained an education through his father, a local minister and eventually, he was sent to a school for three days a week. After farming for years he began writing and wrote some of the most famous poems in Scot’s language. He died in 1796. A poem of his I read in school at the age of 11, it is possibly his most famous, Tam O’Shanter. First published in 1791 it tells a story of man’s return […]
13 de Setembro de 2019.

Stanislaw Lem

A Polish writer of science fiction, philosopher and futurologist. Lem was born in Lviv to a family of a laryngologist. Between 1940 and 1941, after the occupation of Lviv by Soviet troops, he was not allowed to study at Lviv Polytechnic, as he wished, and due to his father’s connections was accepted to study medicine at the Lviv Medical Institute. In 1946 Lviv was no longer on Polish soil and Lem, like many other Poles, was resettled to Krakow where he took up medical studies at the Jagiellonian University. He received a certificate of completion of studies, nonetheless refused to take the final exams in order to avoid obligatory military service. Lem made his literary debut in 1946 with a […]
11 de Setembro de 2019.

A writer of the Revolution

Pierre Choderlos de Laclos was a French writer from the 18th century. His masterwork is the epistolary novel Les Liaisons dangereuses, published in 1782. Today, there are several cinematographic adaptations of the book. For a long time considered as scandalous and immoral, the novel was until recently read behind closed doors. It deals with the libertine sexuality of two nobles, la Marquise de Merteuil et le Marquis Valmont, in the time of the coming Revolution. Scholars often highlight how common and ‘normal’ was the life of Laclos. He was a good husband, a good father, and a successful officer. So, a lot of questions abound about how he could have written such an audacious and blazing novel and how paradoxical […]
9 de Setembro de 2019.

George Orwell

A prolific observationalist of the changing nature of the early 20th Century. George Orwell, whose real name is Eric Arthur Blair was born in India in 1903. He was the son of a lower civil servant who was serving in India. As a boy, he was very academic and was able to get into prestigious schools back in England. He joined the Imperial Police in Burma, but soon became disparaged as he realized how much the Burmese detested living under British rule. This experience would lead to him releasing one of his great novels, Burmese Days. After resigning from the police, Orwell went to immerse himself with the lower classes in Paris and London working as a dishwasher and picking […]
22 de Novembro de 2019.

Educação inclusiva nas escolas

Inquérito da Fenprof dá conta de que a maioria dos directores considera que a situação melhorou nas escolas com o novo regime de educação inclusiva, enquanto quase metade dos professores inquiridos afirma exactamente o contrário. Directores satisfeitos, professores descontentes. Parece ser este o estado de espírito presente nas escolas a propósito da aplicação do novo regime de educação inclusiva, aprovado no ano passado. É, pelo menos, o que revelam os resultados de um inquérito promovido pela Federação Nacional de Professores (Fenprof), em que foram validadas 1192 respostas por parte de professores (num universo de cerca de 110.000) e de 92 direcções (para um total de 801). No documento com os resultados do inquérito, a Fenprof destaca que as respostas dadas, […]
21 de Novembro de 2019.

The history of one Balkan state

The history of the first Bulgarian state dates back to the 7th century. Bulgaria was founded by Asparukh in 681. The Christianisation of the state began at the end of the 9th century. At the beginning of the 11th century Bulgaria was conquered by Byzantium. After more than 100 years, a major uprising restored the Bulgarian state to form the Second Bulgarian Empire. Bulgaria was flourishing over the next two centuries until it disintegrated into two smaller states, which were eventually subjugated by the Ottoman Empire. The Turks eliminated Bulgarian knighthood, deprived Bulgarian citizens of their rights and subordinated the Church to the Patriarch of Constantinople. Bulgaria remained an integral Turkish territory for the next 500 years. A great uprising […]
19 de Novembro de 2019.

Observatório Oceânico em risco

O Observatório foi constituído em Janeiro de 2014 com o objectivo de investigação e monitorização permanente do oceano e agrega uma comunidade científica multidisciplinar. O financiamento daquele espaço termina no próximo ano. O Observatório Oceânico da Madeira (OOM) pode encerrar caso não exista apoio financeiro no âmbito do quadro comunitário, referiu esta segunda-feira o secretário regional do Mar e das Pescas, Teófilo Cunha. “Temos quadros [comunitários de apoio] a terminar e outros que ainda não se iniciaram e vai haver aqui um espaço temporal em que algo vai ter de ser feito, com o risco de algumas entidades, como o observatório, poderem encerrar se não tiverem financiamento para funcionar”, disse o governante, durante uma visita que fez às instalações do […]
19 de Novembro de 2019.

The history of Iceland

All countries in Europe have a long history. I want to tell you more about how Iceland became an independent state. The first people to settle in Iceland were probably Irish monks who came in the 8th century. Around 870 the tribal leader Ingólfur Arnason, expelled from Norway, reached the southwest of Iceland with his entourage and expelled the few Irish monks. The population increased strongly because the trailing Nordic settlers. And it at this time they convened the Althing, the oldest parliament in the world. In 1262, after years of fighting with the opposition Icelandic clans, Iceland fell under Norwegian sovereignty. This was the end of the Free State of Iceland. In 1380 Norway and Iceland fell under Danish […]
19 de Novembro de 2019.

Violência, Verdade e Tradição

Violência, Verdade e Tradição: o que se pode esperar da Igreja no séc. XXI? Colégio dos Jesuítas do Funchal, dia 22, 18:00, Sala do Pátio 1. No próximo dia 22, pelas 18:00 na Sala do Pátio 1, no Colégio dos Jesuítas do Funchal terá lugar a conferência Violência, Verdade e Tradição: o que se pode esperar da Igreja no séc. XXI?, pelo Padre Jesuíta Francisco Mota e integrada nas comemorações dos 450 anos do Colégio dos Jesuítas do Funchal. A entrada é livre e certificada pelo Museu de Arte Sacra do Funchal. Faz a tua inscrição aqui. Sobre o evento: A palavra que provavelmente mais une nos nossos dias a Igreja e o mundo político, empresarial, ou académico, é “Missão”. […]
18 de Novembro de 2019.

Ar, águas e biodiversidade na OCDE

Relatório da OCDE Environment at a Glance 2019 mostra que Portugal está em linha com os restantes países na maior parte das questões, mas precisa de emitir menos gases com efeito de estufa, reciclar mais e proteger mais a sua biodiversidade O mundo não está a ganhar a batalha da redução das emissões de gases com efeito de estufa (GEE), que aumentaram em cerca de 1,5% desde 1990, mas os países da OCDE têm diminuído as suas emissões nos anos mais recentes e, neste campo, Portugal é um bom aluno. Desde 2012 que cumpre as metas do Protocolo de Quioto e em 2017 ficou-se pela emissão de 70.546 toneladas de dióxido de carbono (CO2, a principal fonte de GEE). O […]