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18 de Setembro de 2018.

Barcelona, my home city

Barcelona, attractive for everyone I am a city girl. I have lived all my life in the heart of Barcelona, watching the Sagrada Familia from my window and born in one of the most beautiful Art Nouveau buildings in the city, Sant Pau hospital. In Barcelona you can find art and history along with modernity and diversification. In the city you can stroll through modern neighborhoods, such as Poble Nou, full of new construction. On the top of that, the historic centre of Barcelona is a beautiful medieval area: the Gothic Quarter (Barri Gòtic). Full of streets with interesting details, squares with history and famous churches. The geographical area, the food and the climate of Barcelona are some of the […]
18 de Setembro de 2018.

Acolher jovens estrangeiros

Há famílias portuguesas que recebem adolescentes de outras nacionalidades através de intercâmbios que lhes permitem estudar em Portugal desde três meses a um ano lectivo. Neste período criam-se laços para a vida e aprende-se sobre outras culturas, dizem. Francesca, uma jovem italiana, foi a primeira estudante de intercâmbio recebida por Maria João Lourenço e pela sua família, em 2013. Quando soube que temos cinco filhos, “ficou assustada” com a dimensão da família, lembra Maria João. Mas, depois, “adorou”. A esta adolescente seguiram-se Katrine, dinamarquesa, depois, ao mesmo tempo, Joaquin, do Chile, e Orkun, da Turquia. A seguir, Rosie, dos EUA, e Marthe, da Bélgica. No domingo, a família deu as boas-vindas a Baiplu, da Tailândia, e a Ege, da Turquia. Receber estes […]
17 de Setembro de 2018.

Perigo, fugir ou paralisar?

Uma equipa de investigadores da Champalimaud descobriu que há um par de neurónios que está envolvido na decisão da melhor estratégia a adoptar perante uma ameaça. O objectivo será sempre o mesmo: sobreviver, safarmo-nos com o mínimo prejuízo. Assim, face a uma ameaça é preciso avaliar o risco e tomar uma decisão sobre a melhor maneira de reagir. Uma nova investigação de uma equipa de cientistas do Centro Champalimaud, em Lisboa, publicada esta quarta-feira na Nature Communications, revelou que a escolha entre fugir ou paralisar pode depender da nossa posição no momento em que o perigo aparece. No estudo realizado com moscas-da-fruta foram também identificados dois neurónios com um papel importante na execução da melhor estratégia defensiva a adoptar. O […]
14 de Setembro de 2018.

Bludenz: my home before Madeira

About the life in a small town between alps. Since I am born I life in Bludenz, which is a small town in the western part of Austria. With 15.000 inhabitants it is the smallest town of the federal state Vorarlberg. It has an area from 29,94 km², an elevation of 588 meter and it lies at the meeting point of five valleys. During summer Bludenz is a popular hiking and mountain-biking resort. In the Brandnertal for example there are a lot of different tours and since 2014 there is also a single trail on the Muttersberg. Bludenz is also a great place to stay if you like hiking. It is the meeting point of several valleys as e.g. Walgau, […]
11 de Setembro de 2018.

Redução de sal e açúcar

A medida está inserida na Estratégia Integrada Para a Alimentação Saudável. Negociação está a incidir em vários alimentos, como cereais de pequeno-almoço, batatas fritas, molhos, queijos e fiambres. A Direcção-Geral da Saúde (DGS) está a negociar com a indústria alimentar a redução dos níveis de sal e de açúcar em vários produtos como o fiambre, batatas fritas, iogurtes e cereais de pequeno-almoço. A medida está inserida na Estratégia Integrada Para a Alimentação Saudável (EIPAS), lançada no ano passado e que envolve sete ministérios. A promoção de ambientes saudáveis e fazer com que a opção saudável seja a mais fácil são duas das oito áreas do projecto da Comissão Europeia para combater a obesidade infantil que envolve 33 países, entre os quais […]
10 de Setembro de 2018.

Equipas nacionais conquistam apoio

Dois projectos científicos portugueses foram seleccionados para o programa CaixaImpulse e terão um apoio que pode ir até aos 100 mil euros. Uma das equipas quer eliminar infecções ósseas crónicas com uma única cirurgia. A outra está a desenvolver um revestimento para diminuir as infecções hospitalares causadas por dispositivos médicos como os cateteres. Estes projectos de equipas diferentes de cientistas foram os trabalhos portugueses seleccionados pelo programa espanhol CaixaImpulse e podem vir a ter um apoio de até 100 mil euros. Qual o objectivo do programa? Facilitar a transição para a sociedade do conhecimento científico realizado em centros de investigação, universidades e hospitais através de patentes, da criação de empresas ou de acordos de transferência. Esta é a quarta edição […]
9 de Setembro de 2018.

Meet Vaduz, Liechtenstein

Vaduz is the capital city of Liechtenstein, a small country between Austria and Switzerland and also my home. Liechtenstein is a very small country so its cities are also very small. Liechtenstein has almost 38000 inhabitants and the whole country has only 160km². Although Vaduz is the capital city, it is not the city with the greatest number of inhabitants. Schaan, the city next to Vaduz has more inhabitants. Vaduz has many beautiful spots even though it is very small compared to other cities. Vaduz is the city with the castle in which the Prince lives with his family. Underneath the castle is the “Städtle”, the city center with shops and the government building. It`s where you can also find […]
6 de Setembro de 2018.

Electrões a surfar?

Um grupo de cientistas de mais de 20 instituições internacionais – incluindo seis investigadores em Portugal – anunciou na última edição da revista Nature que, pela primeira vez, se conseguiu demonstrar que é possível acelerar electrões numa onda de plasma gerada por um feixe de protões. Esta demonstração fez-se na AWAKE (Experiência de Aceleração Avançada, ou Advanced WAKEfield Experiment) do Laboratório Europeu de Física de Partículas (CERN). Isto poderá ser crucial para estudar as leis fundamentais da natureza ou vir a ter várias aplicações médicas e industriais. Antes de mais, o que é a AWAKE? “É um projecto de demonstração de um acelerador compacto de electrões a energias muito elevadas em distâncias curtas”, refere um comunicado sobre o trabalho, adiantando […]
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 […]
27 de Agosto de 2019.

Gerwin van der Werf

The Writing Teacher Gerwin van der Werf is not a name that many non-Dutch people know nor are able to pronounce properly. Not a lot of Dutch people know him or his work either. He is not a famous writer of literature that creates complex novels with hidden themes and multiple meanings but he is one of the greatest Dutch writers. He has written four novels, Gewapende Man (2010), Wild (2011), Luchtvissers (2013) en Een Onbarmhartig Pad (2018). Apart from being a writer, he is also a music teacher at the high school I went to in the Netherlands. He is a teacher full of energy, full of empathy for his students and with a great sense of humor. He […]
25 de Agosto de 2019.

Erwin Kräutler

An Austro-Brazilian Roman Catholic bishop and also a writer. Erwin Kräutler was born 1939 in Koblach Austria where he grew up as the eldest of six children. In 1980 he was appointed coadjutor prelate of Xingu, the largest diocese in Brazil in terms of area. Upon the resignation of Erich Kräutler, who was his uncle, he became Prelate of Xingu in September 1981. Between 1983 and 1991 and since 2006 he served as President of the Indigenous Missionary Council of the Brazilian Catholic church. Since the 1980s he has helped secure the inclusion of indigenous peoples’ rights into the Brazilian constitution. Especially in the resistance to the Belo Monte dam project, he played an important role. In his book “Mein […]
23 de Agosto de 2019.

Andrzej Sapkowski

The man who created The Witcher. Andrzej Sapkowski was born on 20th March 1948 in Łódź and has lived there until now. He is the second most popular Polish author of fantasy books, which books have been translated into other languages. His literary career started in 1986 with publishing his fantasy story “The Witcher” in Polish monthly magazine “Fantastic”. It was his debut, and then the short story was developed for 5 books saga about The Witcher. Besides this, he published many other fantasy books, however, “The Witcher” is the one, which brought him big fame, not only because of the book. If you don’t know the book, there is a high possibility that you know the game with the […]
21 de Agosto de 2019.

Beyond reality

Giorgio de Chirico and his metaphysical painting as a breath of fresh air in a grey set. Beyond the empirical sensorial experience there is something else, a thin layer that is not above reality, neither below, behind or inside, but lives “within” it. These two layers influence themselves, and sometimes our limits break, so that we can taste a slice of this alternative world. Giorgio de Chirico, father of Italian metaphysical painting, didn’t try to express anything really new. Since humanity became capable of being aware of itself, it had to face the supernatural, it had to deal with those elements that fly away from our sight, which can sometimes be essential for our being, if not life changing. Is […]
19 de Agosto de 2019.

Witkacy – an interwar artist

Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz was a Polish writer and painter, commonly known as Witkacy. Witkacy was born on the 24th February 1885 in Warsaw. His father-Stanisław Witkiewicz was a painter, art critic, architect and prose writer. To distinguish from his famous father, he had called himself Witkacy, combining his second name with the last name. He spent his childhood and youth in Zakopane, growing up surrounded by an artistic bohemia. He made his debut as a painter in 1901 in Zakopane, where he had presented his two landscape paintings. Witkacy started his study in the Academy of Fine Arts in 1903 in Krakow. He travelled to Italy, France and Germany several times. After the outbreak of World War One he went […]
16 de Agosto de 2019.

Sonia Delaunay

Her art is remarkable, especially the first period of her work with this kind of cubism, it is even more astonishing if you keep in mind that this was painted before the art of Mondrian. Born in 1885 in Ukraine, Sophia (her first name) will spend her childhood in St. Petersburg then in Germany with her uncle. She studied art and drawing in Karlsruhe in Germany until 1905. At this time she decided to move on to Paris. In Paris she studied art at the Académie de La Palette and spent a lot of time in art galleries. Her work was influenced by the Fauve movement and the Post-impressionist of Henri Rousseau or Van Gogh. After a first marriage of […]