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25 de Dezembro de 2018.

Saturno poderá perder os seus anéis

Os anéis são uma das imagens de marca do sexto planeta a contar do Sol, mas a NASA revela que a estrutura não só é recente como é provável que desapareça daqui a 100 milhões de anos. Saturno é conhecido pelos seus anéis, mas a estrutura de anéis que o orbita pode vir a desaparecer em “breve”: 100 milhões de anos podem parecer muito para uma vida humana, mas é pouco em termos cósmicos. Um estudo publicado em Novembro na revista científica Icarus e agora divulgado pela NASA revela que o material que constitui os anéis está a “chover” no planeta – a um ritmo que os cientistas referem ser o “pior cenário possível”. Só por causa dessa chuva, os […]
24 de Dezembro de 2018.

The new generation in Poland

A mixture of folk tunes, with alternative pop and punk beats. Poland has several well-known classical composers as well as jazz musicians.  However, we can observe how the new music scene exploded. Unfortunately, this music is not internationally recognized. Therefore, I would like to encourage you to have a closer look and present one of the modern artists of the new generation- Monika Brodka. Her professional career started, as in the case of most young singers, during an audition for a music show. She won the third season of the Polish TV competition “Idol” in 2004 at the age of 17. The prize was to record a debut solo CD, which was called “Album”. The first two records of the […]
23 de Dezembro de 2018.

Natal sem chuva e boa temperatura

Na sexta-feira, primeiro dia de Inverno, está previsto períodos de céu muito nublado nas regiões do Norte e Centro e pouco nublado no Sul. O Inverno começa na sexta-feira com temperaturas máximas que podem variar entre os dez e os 18 graus e sem chuva, um estado do tempo que vai marcar também a véspera e o dia de Natal, segundo o IPMA. Em declarações à agência Lusa, o meteorologista Bruno Café do Instituto Português do Mar e da Atmosfera (IPMA) adiantou que a tendência é de tempo sem chuva pelo menos até ao dia de Natal. “Na sexta-feira, primeiro dia de Inverno, está previsto períodos de céu muito nublado nas regiões do Norte e Centro e pouco nublado no Sul. […]
21 de Dezembro de 2018.

Golden Earring

The oldest still existing rock band from The Hague since 1961. In 1961, when the 13-year old George Kooymans (guitar), his 15-year old neighbor friend Rinus Gerritsen (bass guitar) and another 15-year old neighbor friend Fred van Hilst (drums) decided to begin a band, they named it The Tornados. But they discovered there was already a band in The Hague called The Tornados so afterward, they changed their band name into Golden Earring. I’ve been drivin’ all night, my hands wet on the wheel. The most famous song of Golden Earring is definitely Radar Love and also one of my favorites, of course. The song was recorded in 1973 and the band went international because of this song. For example, […]
20 de Dezembro de 2018.

Projectos reconhecidos pela C.E

Sistema de observação terrestre de doenças vectoriais do Instituto Nacional de Saúde Ricardo Jorge recebe 1,5 milhões de euros. A Comissão Europeia anunciou esta quinta-feira o apoio financeiro a mais um conjunto de projectos inovadores, ao abrigo de um programa do Conselho Europeu de Inovação (CEI). Dos 283 projectos distinguidos, quatro são portugueses. A maior fatia, no valor de 1,5 milhões, foi atribuída ao primeiro sistema de vigilância vectorial transnacional e automatizado (Vectrack), que tem como um dos parceiros o Instituto Nacional de Saúde Ricardo Jorge, e que se encontra na fase de “processo acelerado para a inovação”. Ainda numa fase inicial, foram apoiados com 50 mil euros os projectos de um plano seguro de identificação digital, um teste para […]
18 de Dezembro de 2018.

Reitores querem discutir o E.S.

“Vamos ter um ano de eleições, os partidos estão a fazer programas eleitorais, vão fazer programas de Governo e o nosso objectivo é fornecer elementos de conhecimento do ensino superior para esse debate”, disse Maria de Lurdes Rodrigues, reitora do ISCTE. Os reitores vão iniciar 2019 a discutir os problemas do ensino superior, convidando para o debate instituições, alunos, académicos, mas também decisores políticos, para, em ano de eleições, tornarem públicas as questões que querem ver nos programas eleitorais. A iniciativa é do Conselho de Reitores das Universidades Portuguesas (CRUP), que ao longo de 2019, mas também em 2020, promove uma convenção do ensino superior, dividida em seis conferências, a primeira das quais está marcada para 7 de Janeiro, no ISCTE — […]
18 de Dezembro de 2018.

Die Ärzte

Today’s blog post is about a musician from my home country. Therefore, I decided to write about the popular band “Die Ärzte”. Since my early childhood, I have been a huge fan of this band. Perhaps this sounds a bit strange due to the fact that the band is considered to be a punk rock band but I still enjoy listening to their songs and watching their videos. Let me give you some information about this band. The band was founded in 1982 in Berlin by Bela B and Farin Urlaub, who are two of the three band members. Farin Urlaub, the guitar player, Bela B the drummer and Rodrigo Gonzales were part of this band until their breakup in […]
18 de Dezembro de 2018.

Cientista instalará laboratório

Cientista alemã vai receber uma bolsa para instalar o seu laboratório em Portugal. Claudia Bank vai desenvolver mais o seu estudo no campo da dinâmica evolutiva. A investigadora do Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência (IGC) Claudia Bank vai receber uma bolsa no montante até 250 mil euros para instalar o seu laboratório. O financiamento, que a cientista alemã vai receber via Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, é promovido pela Organização Europeia de Biologia Molecular, que premeia este ano dez investigadores “em início de carreira que estão a estabelecer laboratórios em Portugal, na República Checa, na Polónia e na Turquia”, refere o IGC, em Oeiras. Claudia Bank, que fez o doutoramento na Áustria e o pós-doutoramento na Suíça antes de […]
15 de Dezembro de 2018.

Udo Jürgens

A man who made songs for all generations. Jürgen Udo Bockelmann was born on the 30th of September 1934, in Klagenfurt, Austria. He was the child of two Germans and he grew up in a castle (Schloss Ottmanach) with his parents and his two brothers. Udo Jürgens taught himself how to play the piano when he was a kid. After high school, he started studying music in the academy of music of Karnten and later in the Mozarteum in Salzburg. The style of his music was Schlager-music, Chanson, Jazz and pop music. During his years of study, he started playing Jazz and Swing in the Café Lerch, a Café with dancing. In 1950, he won a composer competition in Austria, […]
13 de Dezembro de 2018.

Dezembro é mês de chuva de estrelas

Em Portugal, o fenómeno vai ser visível de 14 a 17 de Dezembro e, depois, entre os dias 17 e 26. Para apreciar estas chuvas de estrelas não é necessário nenhum equipamento específico, basta olhar para o céu. Durante esta semana, vai poder assistir a uma chuva de estrelas — ou melhor, de meteoros das Gemínidas. Em Portugal, o fenómeno vai ser visível de 14 a 17 de Dezembro, apesar de já ter começado no dia 4 deste mês, mas com menos intensidade. “Popularmente, é conhecida por chuva de estrelas, mas o que de facto estamos a ver é um enxame de meteoros, pequenas partículas de poeira ou restos de rochas que entram na nossa atmosfera e começam a arder. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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. […]
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 […]
18 de Outubro de 2018.

Differences: Kajaani and Funchal

There is still one significant similarity. European Union. Today’s temperature in Funchal is 25 degrees. In my home city, Kajaani, it is 5 degrees. Here in Funchal, we have palm trees, sand, flowers, and an ocean. In Kajaani, we have grass, birch trees, and lakes. By night streets of Funchal are full of people. By night in Kajaani, there are no people on the streets, and actually not necessarily in days. My name is Anni Ruskela and I am from Kajaani, Finland. Currently, I live here in Funchal, Madeira. I am going to stay here for seven months. It already feels like I have been here many months. Funchal is already my second home; all these streets that I am […]