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11 de Dezembro de 2018.

Maior extinção da história da Terra

O estudo divulgado pela revista Science revela que a extinção em massa que ocorreu há 252 milhões de anos foi causada pelo aquecimento global. 96% das espécies marinhas foram exterminadas. A maior extinção da história na Terra, que marcou o fim do período permiano, há cerca de 252 milhões de anos, foi causada por alterações climáticas, indica uma investigação divulgada na edição desta sexta-feira da revista Science. A extinção no final do permiano, no fim da era paleozóica e muito antes dos dinossauros, aconteceu quando o planeta estava repleto de plantas e animais, que foram praticamente extintos. Aquecimento global no Pleistoceno elevou o nível do mar até 13 metros Fósseis em rochas no leito dos mares mostram um ecossistema marinho […]
9 de Dezembro de 2018.

Mikel Laboa

One of the Basque Country’s most important singer-songwriters Considered the father of Basque music, his music has had an influence on younger generations. His album Bat-Hiru (“One-Three”) was chosen in a reader’s poll by the local newspaper as the greatest Basque album in history. Nearly all of his songs are sung in Basque. Mikel Laboa was born 15 June 1934 in Pasaia, Gipuzkoa. During his student years he became interested in music, influenced by artists such as Atahualpa Yupanqui and Violeta Parra. Following in their footsteps, Laboa would also identify himself as a “political artist”. During the 1960s, along with other Basque artists, he founded the cultural group Ez Dok Amairu (“There is no 13”), which in many ways wanted […]
6 de Dezembro de 2018.

Emissões de CO2 aumentam em 2018

Relatório constata que as emissões globais de dióxido de carbono devem atingir a maior subida de todos os tempos em 2018 com um aumento de mais de 2,7% face a 2017. Este é um dos principais alertas dirigidos aos líderes mundiais reunidos na cimeira do clima das Nações Unidas, na Polónia. A cimeira das Nações Unidas sobre Alterações Climáticas (COP 24), a decorrer em Katowice (na Polónia) até 14 de Dezembro, está a servir de gatilho para inúmeros alertas sobre o mau estado em que colocámos o nosso planeta. Apesar das previsões mais optimistas dos que acreditam que ainda vamos a tempo de remediar o mal, a verdade é que os problemas que os representantes de 190 nações têm de […]
6 de Dezembro de 2018.

A composer from Liechtenstein

A man who showed exceptional musical talent at an early age. No one knows Liechtenstein and if you ask a person who grew up here about famous people from this country, finding an answer will be very difficult. It is not easy to think of a musician from Liechtenstein. Even the results shown on Google are frustrating. Not only are there just a few results but there was only one name I have heard before: Josef Rheinberger. Now, we have learned that famous people from Liechtenstein are as hard to find as cheese from Madeira, we can look at why I actually know this person. He was born in Liechtenstein, to be exact in Vaduz on the 17th of March […]
3 de Dezembro de 2018.

Centro de Estudos abre candidaturas

O Centro de Estudos, um projeto da Fundação do Futebol – Liga Portugal, permitirá que os alunos e ex-alunos do Ensino Superior mostrem o seu valor em áreas como a Ciência e Tecnologia ao serviço do Futebol. Aos autores dos três trabalhos vencedores, além de um prémio monetário, será dada a oportunidade de integrarem estágios remunerados na Liga Portugal, na EY e na SABSEG, que, juntamente com a FADU, apoiam este programa, cujos objetivos estão delineados: Incentivo à investigação científica e tecnológica na área do futebol e temáticas adjacentes; Divulgação de estudos / trabalhos de investigação e de desenvolvimento tecnológico; Criação de uma rede de interação que promova a inovação na área do futebol. Os candidatos poderão consultar o regulamento […]
3 de Dezembro de 2018.

The sound of home

Two places connected to the sea. The water splashes against the rocks. The wind whistles over the boats. Both Egmond and Madeira, two places connected to the sea. I come from a little village in the Netherlands named Egmond aan den Hoef, yes that complicated, just try to say that name out loud. Same as Madeira the sea is one of the most important features of this place. The sand turned into rocks, the dunes into mountains. There is no other place like home, but along the way of life, the feeling of that word changes. For me home is not my home village but is the people and culture, for me most of all it’s the arts and freedom. […]
29 de Novembro de 2018.

Mérito as usual

Porto Business School distinguida pelo Presidente da República com título honorário da ordem de mérito. Mérito as usual Em visita à escola, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa reconheceu a Porto Business School “como pioneira nacional na ligação entre universidades e empresas”, e fez questão de salientar que o mérito, “mais do que escolar e empresarial, é um mérito social”. No passado domingo, dia 25, a Porto Business School comemorou o seu trigésimo aniversário com o “anúncio inesperado, da parte do Presidente da República, de que a escola de negócios da Universidade do Porto seria distinguida com o título honorário da Ordem do Mérito”. O Presidente da República salientou o papel desta instituição “na ligação entre escola e empresa e a sua […]
29 de Novembro de 2018.

Funchal vs. Vaduz

My hometown Vaduz is really different from Funchal. I live in the capital city of Liechtenstein, a town called Vaduz. Liechtenstein itself is smaller than Madeira and Vaduz is also a lot smaller than Funchal. Vaduz has about 5,500 inhabitants and Funchal has got about 110,000. Similarities are hard to find, because the size of the towns are very different, also because of the climate. Funchal is located near the ocean with a lot of humidity and it’s always very warm. Vaduz is a lot colder and it also rains a lot there and it’s not humid at all. But there are also similarities like the tourism and the university. A big part of Vaduz is the tourism. There are […]
26 de Novembro de 2018.

Biodiversidade há 800 mil anos

Ilhas portuguesas incluídas na análise que considera que não chega olhar para os últimos 20 mil anos e que é preciso recuar até aos 800 mil. Um estudo que envolveu mais de 50 ilhas vulcânicas, incluindo os Açores e a Madeira, conclui que a biodiversidade só pode ser compreendida se se para a variação do nível do mar dos últimos 800 mil anos. Publicado na revista Global Ecology and Biogeography, o trabalho “contradiz a maioria dos estudos na área, que consideram apenas níveis do mar extremos registados num passado recente, há cerca de 20 mil anos”, explica o comunicado do Centro de Ecologia, Evolução e Alterações Ambientais. A flutuação do nível do mar tem-se alterado ao longo de milhares de […]
26 de Novembro de 2018.

EU in the Atlantic Ocean?

People on this Island keep things way more ‘chilled’ than we do. This following article will be about some of the major similarities Madeira has in common with the Mainland of the European Union, but also some of the most interesting differences for me, compared to my hometown in Austria. Starting with some of the things which appear very different in Austria. First off, the mentality the people have on this island is about 180 degrees turned from the one the people in my area have. There is a famous saying, ‘Schaffa, schaffa, Hüsle bua!’ which means translated into English ‘Work and do not stop working until you can build a house and get a family’. In these past two […]
3 de Agosto de 2018.

Travel around the coast

Something that a lot of people do in the summer in Madeira. The most popular way to travel is to rent a car and split the cost, making it quite cheap transportation. However it can be hard to drive in the mountains, and if you don’t have a great car and a lot of people you can get stuck on a hill. A bus is also an option, somehow they can easily drive on even the smallest and steepest roads, but it can be quite expensive to get a ticket. The last option is to ask for a lift on the road. It is actually pretty safe here so there is no problem with doing that, and it is free. […]
30 de Julho de 2018.

Prepare your Summer

Open your eyes to catch all the beauty of Madeira A French guy in Funchal will give you, this month, some tips to prepare your summer, as you’re coming soon in Madeira Island. Take what you want, but just know that some little mistakes are hidden! To begin, Madeira is a very cold Island, because It’s climate is very fresh. That’s why people always need to have and/or to wear a pullover, some waterproof sneakers, a pair of short trousers, and a waterproof sun hat. However, if you like to go to the beach, you’ll enjoy coming to Madeira, so don’t forget to bring with you your swimsuit and to buy a ticket for Porto Santo, it will worth it! To go […]
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, […]