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12 de Outubro de 2017.

Arrendamento dedutível no IRS

A medida consta da proposta preliminar Orçamento do Estado para 2018. O valor do arrendamento a estudantes deslocados até aos 25 anos deverá passar a ser incluído nas deduções de formação e educação em sede de IRS, segundo uma proposta preliminar do Orçamento do Estado para 2018 (OE2018). De acordo com a proposta, datada de 10 de Outubro, que poderá ainda sofrer alterações e a que a Lusa teve acesso, esta quarta-feira, podem ser considerados, naquelas deduções, os montantes relativos ao “arrendamento de imóvel ou de parte de imóvel no caso de estudantes até aos 25 anos que se encontrem deslocados da residência permanente do agregado familiar”. Actualmente, o código do IRS permite a dedução de “30% do valor suportado […]
9 de Outubro de 2017.

Was the European Union a bad idea?

I studied European Structural and Investment Funds and I thought that it would be interesting to see what the EU have done for Madeira. As a pro-European, and even though I am well aware that some people are sceptical about this whole idea, I want to believe that the European Union can only be beneficial to its member states. The European Structural and Investment Funds (ESI Funds) are the European Union’s main investment policy tool: 454 billion euros have been allocated from the EU budget to be invested in more than 500 programmes. Together with national co-financing of 183 billion euros, the total investments amounts to at least 637 billion euros. With this budget, the ESI Funds have become increasingly […]
9 de Outubro de 2017.

Prémio Nobel da Paz

O Comité Nobel norueguês decidiu distinguir uma campanha contra as armas nucleares, uma ameaça que nos últimos meses se agravou. A Campanha Internacional para a Abolição de Armas Nucleares (em inglês ICAN — International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons) foi distinguida esta sexta-feira com o Nobel da Paz de 2017. A organização não-governamental, que reúne grupos de uma centena de países, pretende proibir e eliminar este tipo de armamento. “A organização recebe esta distinção pelo seu trabalho na sensibilização para as consequências humanitárias catastróficas de qualquer uso de armas nucleares e pelos seus esforços revolucionários para promover uma proibição de tais armas por tratado”, declarou o Comité Nobel norueguês. “Este não é um prémio controverso porque a luta [contra o armamento nuclear] é […]
6 de Outubro de 2017.

Prémio Nobel da Química de 2017

A técnica chama-se criomicroscopia electrónica e por causa dela Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank e Richard Henderson ganharam o Prémio Nobel da Química de 2017. Eles fizeram com que hoje conseguíssemos ver a vida de uma forma mais nítida e detalhada, como nunca antes tínhamos experimentado. Desenvolveram uma tecnologia, que se materializou num poderoso instrumento, que nos deixa olhar para o interior das células, para a estrutura das suas moléculas e até para os seus ínfimos átomos. É a mais íntima perspectiva que temos das moléculas da vida e que nos pode ajudar a saber mais sobre doenças e a desenvolver fármacos. Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank e Richard Henderson ganharam esta quarta-feira o Prémio Nobel da Química de 2017 pelo desenvolvimento […]
5 de Outubro de 2017.

Romance with the Mountains

I am in the middle of my EVS project and I feel hungrier and hungrier of discovering Madeira and people all around me. Is so many views to see, kilometres to walk and topics to talk about. My brain has already registered many gorgeous memories, mostly during my free time when I was among the nature, especially in the mountains. As said Peter Croft, Canadian rock climber and mountaineer: There is such good stuff in the mountains. This stuff is free and you can take it for free. Rock star says that his first love is guitar, Sailor´s heart belong to the Ocean, and I can say that Mountains are my lover. As a teenager I was very active scout, […]
3 de Outubro de 2017.

VR ao serviço da proteção ambiental

Programa do Banco Mundial para a proteção ambiental anuncia competição com o objetivo de criar um vídeo para a exposição de soluções climáticas. A iniciativa foi apresentada no Festival de Cinema de Veneza. A partir do contexto de uma cidade (Veneza) em perigo de ser afetada pelo aquecimento global e pelo aumento acentuado do nível médio das águas do mar, o programa Connect4Climate, do Grupo Banco Mundial, anunciou a “Competição Internacional Uniting4Climate” com vista à “criação de um argumento para a produção de um vídeo em realidade virtual que conduza ao estímulo da ação climática e a soluções para as alterações climáticas”. A competição procura um argumento (“uma proposta para a produção de um VR na forma de um documento […]
2 de Outubro de 2017.

Architectural heritage

You can vote in referendum, write a petition or have a deep discussion with councillor about architecture. Don´t let your heritage desapear. Every single day, when I am walking around the down town of FunchaI I can see hundreds of buildings in poor conditions. Sometimes I am afraid of going next to them – nobody wants to be hit by felling down layers. The residents of that places are cats and homeless people, who risks a lot, because the God only knows when they may collapse. In the effect of huge emigration of Madeiran, people started to leaving their properties and houses without care. The Portuguese low is saying that if you don´t take response for your building, for the […]
28 de Setembro de 2017.

Expectations versus reality

As Madeira is not the first Portuguese island which I visited, I knew what I should expect here. Before coming to Madeira I spend part of my studies on Erasmus exchange program in Azores and because of that I did not think ‘always expect unexpected’. When I arrived I was not surprised by the Madeiran weather, climate, high humidity, cockroaches, lizards, and very narrow streets. People were also very nice and the city of Funchal seemed like a safe place. However, what surprised me at first was that Funchal is much bigger and it hosts much more tourists that I thought. That is why, in my opinion, people here are more open to other cultures. Also because of that, many […]
25 de Setembro de 2017.

How to stay motivated

Hard to believe, but even when you live in Madeira after some time your life eventually becomes “normal” You stop choosing to walk by the ocean, because that route it’s longer; you get stuck in a rut when it comes to work; you feel like you’re just doing the same thing every weekend and in your free time and you think you’ll never going to actually learn Portuguese. Is there a way out of this dead end? Well yes, there is, but you need to make an effort. I realized I need to create a “life” outside of my usual surroundings, separate from work, colleagues and the residence. The easiest way to do it is by making new friends among […]
21 de Setembro de 2017.

A language of Camões

Why in my homeland, Poland, more and more people start to learn Portuguese? Maybe because it sounds like a mixture of Russian and Spanish? Maybe because it is spoken by around 215 million of people? Maybe because we are just passionate about your country? In Poland there is only one official language and guess what? It is used as an official spoken language only there. So this is one of the possible reasons why many Poles want to learn other languages. Let’s be brutally honest: if some tourists visits our country we need to speak other languages to them because otherwise, they would be terrified. For foreigners, it is even hard to pronounce ‘sorry’ or ‘thank you’ in my mothertongue. […]
4 de Abril de 2017.

Vrijwilligerswerk op het Madeira

Jongeren van Nederland – 10 maanden met alles vergoed op het beste eiland van de wereld? SAMENVATTING VAN HET PROJECTPLAN “A walk through the History of Madeira” oogt de cultuur, de geschiedenis, het materiële en immateriële erfgoed van het eiland Madeira weer te geven, door het aanbieden van culturele rondleidingen. De laatste aantal jaren verleent de Academische Studentenbond van de Universiteit van Madeira, sociale steun aan de regionale bevolking, via een project met sterke toeristische en culturele componenten De rondleidingen worden ondernomen in stedelijke attracties van Funchal, namelijk in het oude stadsgedeelte, het Jezuïtencollege, de kerken van Sint Pieter en Sint Johannes en het Clarissenklooster. Door bezoekers te begeleiden en hen de geschiedenis van deze plaatsen uit te leggen, speelt […]
3 de Abril de 2017.

Five differences

5 Things in Madeira, that are completly different in Germany First of all, I have to admit there are way more than five things that are completly different in Germany than in Madeira and it is most liky impossible to write all of them down. For me, as I am living now already 6 month here on Madeira and lived nearly my whole life in Germany, there are some small things that not only I find remarkable, but also german tourists were noticing. Obviously there are several things that the Germans are well known for, e.g. never to cross a red street light, and you don’t have to lived there for several years to realise that there are big differences. […]
30 de Março de 2017.

Voluntariado en la isla de Madeira

6 meses en la Isla de Madeira, con los gastos de transporte aéreo, hospedaje y alimentación cubiertos por el proyecto. Que estás esperando? RESUMEN DEL PROYECTO Un paseo a través de la Historia de Madeira (a walk through the History of Madeira) pretende dar a conocer la cultura, la historia y la herencia material e inmaterial de la isla de Madeira, mediante las visitas culturales. La Asociación Académica de la Universidad de Madeira (AAUMa) ha estado desarrollando, en los últimos años, una serie de proyectos con un componente turístico/cultural que se relacionan con sus programas de apoyo social a la comunidad local y regional. Las visitas se componen de varios puntos de interés en la ciudad de Funchal, como son: […]
30 de Março de 2017.

Living outside

So the main point of all this experience is growing as a person, as individual human being, make from yourself better at solving difficult situations. Starting from the beginning, living outside of your parents home isn’t as easy as it looks. First of all you have to adapt to new situations that were completely covered in the easy parental environment. Take care of a lot of different things that you never expect. In that moment you realize how it’s going to be the rest of your life, in the way that no longer will be the easiness of home. Now you have to make the home by your own, trying to keep the “traditions” that in your original home you […]
29 de Março de 2017.

SVE: ver a Realidade

Tudo começou numa realidade que muitos jovens madeirenses conhecem: o desemprego. Depois de uma temporada no Reino Unido, estava em casa há cerca de 4 meses. Estar em casa é bom: dormir até ao meio-dia, sair com os amigos, ver Tv, jogar Playstation… No entanto, o dinheiro é como um poço, se tiramos água e não voltamos a encher, ele fica seco. Resolvi procurar por alguma coisa, mas algo diferente. Informaram-me sobre o programa Serviço Voluntário Europeu, nunca me tinha passado pela cabeça fazer tal coisa, mas devo dizer que se soubesse mais cedo já teria participado, sem dúvida. Em Dezembro, quando recebi um e-mail a informar de uma vaga para um projeto na Moldávia, o meu primeiro pensamento foi […]
27 de Março de 2017.

Living in the Residence

My first thought was that it was in an amazing location, within spitting distance of the ocean and with many restaurants and beautiful buildings surrounding it. There would be no difficulty in finding somewhere to spend my evenings. The term ‘university residence’ conjures up many different pictures to different people. Having been exceptionally lucky during my own time at university in regards to accommodation and having heard other people’s horror stories about their own times it was with some trepidation that I came to live at the university residence here in Madeira. I discovered that I would be sharing a room, something I hadn’t done since I was a child. Fortunately for me these girls were absolutely lovely and very […]