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9 de Julho de 2019.

Nova vida no mercado para resíduos

No novo centro de biotecnologia, no Porto, há já cerca de 100 investigadores que diariamente desenvolvem novas moléculas para as indústrias alimentar, cosmética e farmacêutica. Há cerca de um ano, a norte-americana Amyris, uma empresa de produtos renováveis, e a Escola Superior de Biotecnologia (ESB) da Católica Porto assinaram uma parceria, em Silicon Valley, nos EUA. Hoje, ei-lo, fora do papel, um centro de competências de excelência em biotecnologia, no Porto, não 100% português, mas quase. O plano é pegar em subprodutos que actualmente não servem para nada e transformá-los em algo de valor no mercado, novas moléculas que podem ter várias aplicações, desde um gelado a um cosmético de antienvelhecimento. Na versão resumida, o projecto Alchemy visa optimizar o […]
8 de Julho de 2019.

The European Union: what future?

The coming months will be very important for the future of the European Union. The next elections to the European Parliament are scheduled for this year. Five years after the last elections, citizens of the European Union can vote for Members of the European Parliament (MEP). One of the major changes this year will be a reduced number of MEPs. After the United Kingdom leaving the European Union, 705 MEPs will be elected. Simultaneously Poland will receive one additional mandate and thus will elect 52 MEPs. One of the most important challenges is the exit of the European Union by the United Kingdom and lack of respect for the rule of law in some countries. The European Parliament is working […]
8 de Julho de 2019.

Os politécnicos são para os pobres?

O sistema de ensino superior em Portugal continua profundamente elitista. Negá-lo é um mero exercício de hipocrisia. O título deste artigo resulta de um outro publicado neste jornal no passado dia 26 de junho sobre as desigualdades no acesso ao ensino superior. O artigo, baseado num estudo dirigido pelo Prof. Alberto Amaral, concluía, entre outras coisas, que os alunos mais pobres se inscrevem, sobretudo, nos politécnicos. Para quem conhece minimamente o ensino superior português esta conclusão não surpreende. Ao contrário do que é frequentemente apregoado e do que pretendia Veiga Simão há quase 50 anos, quando lançou a Reforma do Sistema Educativo, o sistema de ensino superior em Portugal continua profundamente elitista. Negá-lo é um mero exercício de hipocrisia. Para […]
5 de Julho de 2019.

The European Union and Austria

On the 26th of may the people of my country, Austria, will be going to the polls to elect the members of the next European Parliament. With us, many other people all over Europe will vote and in this way and we will change the future of the European Union. At the moment, we as Europeans are facing many challenges and difficulties. The Brexit (or whatever it’s gonna be?), the immigration issue and climate change problems are just the tip of the iceberg. All of these things could be solved, if the European Union would work together properly – but currently that’s not the case. Right wing and anti-European parties are taking the lead in more and more countries and […]
4 de Julho de 2019.

Encontro Ciência 2019

Na sétima edição do evento, a organização preocupou-se em conseguir “maior equilíbrio entre géneros” e em incentivar a participação dos mais novos. Aos 40 anos, a astrobióloga e comissária do Encontro Ciência 2019, Zita Martins, personifica aquilo que quis trazer para o evento: a participação de mais mulheres e mais jovens. “Tivemos o cuidado de ter um maior equilíbrio entre géneros”, disse a cientista aos jornalistas durante a apresentação da sétima edição do encontro que se realiza entre 8 e 10 de Julho, em Lisboa. Na agenda do encontro estão seis sessões plenárias protagonizadas por 12 oradores que trabalham em Portugal e no Reino Unido, o país convidado. Cinco serão dedicadas à celebração de uma efeméride: os 100 anos da […]
3 de Julho de 2019.

The European Elections

The European elections never really mobilised people. Since 1979, the rate of abstention is in freefall in France. However, at this time of political and environmental crisis, the next ones in May could represent high stakes for the future of everyone. Usually used by the French politicians as a sort of instrumentalization of the national politics, this year those elections should carry a more important meaning. The opposition of Macron’s politics would like to sell those elections as a referendum against the actual government in power in France. Beyond this national dissension, appears an actual dichotomy through the all European Union between those who still believe in a Union in agreement with the historical project started in 1945 and those […]
2 de Julho de 2019.

Junho mais quente na Europa

Dados revelados pelo programa Copernicus mostram que Junho de 2019 foi o mais quente de que há registo na Europa, ao mesmo tempo que um outro estudo do World Weather Attribution revela o impacto das alterações climáticas na recente onda de calor europeia. Este foi o mês de Junho mais quente na Europa desde que há registos. De acordo com dados revelados esta terça-feira pelo programa Copernicus da União Europeia, a temperatura média na Europa no mês passado foi a mais alta de todos os meses de Junho, com valores médios cerca de dois graus Celsius acima do normal. Os especialistas vão ainda mais longe, acrescentando que os dados mostram que a temperatura média global de Junho de 2019 foi […]
1 de Julho de 2019.

EU: the challenges of the future!

Nowadays the European Union must face many challenges which affects the image of this institution. Elections for the European Parliament are coming, which means this is the only occasion for the nearest 5 years for citizens of Europe to have an influence on the shape of the EU body structure, as European Parliament is the only one institution among the EU which is chosen through elections in EU countries. This is a very important institution, as it approves most of the legal acts and budget for European projects, at the same time it is the most transparent and open organization. Currently the EU faces a lot of problems, such as the migration crisis, Brexit, braking European values, social system, protection […]
1 de Julho de 2019.

Observatório de raios gama

Empreendimento marcará a edificação do primeiro laboratório de observação de raios gama no hemisfério sul. Custo da construção estimado em, pelo menos, 50 milhões de euros. Portugal e mais oito países juntaram-se numa colaboração internacional para construir um observatório de raios gama na região dos Andes, para procurar sinais de matéria escura no centro da Via Láctea. O anúncio foi feito em comunicado esta segunda-feira pelo Laboratório de Instrumentação e Física Experimental de Partículas (LIP), que representa a participação portuguesa. Além do LIP, estão envolvidos mais 37 institutos de investigação, oriundos da Alemanha, Argentina, Brasil, Estados Unidos, Itália, México, Reino Unido e República Checa. A concretizar-se a sua construção, será o primeiro observatório de raios gama no hemisfério sul. Já […]
28 de Junho de 2019.

Together we can do better!

In May, the call for European elections is opening and all European citizens are needed to express their desire to get involved in politics. These are not simple elections, this is an international event in which we are involved as protagonists because the future of the European Union depends on us. The EU is experiencing a moment of crisis due to the national political transformations that are happening, the international emergency related to the migratory fluxes that are occurring and the lack of common intents between the countries that constitute the monetary and economic Union. The number of populist parties that are rising in power in national contexts is increasing as a result of the boom in nationalism, economic autarky […]
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 […]
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, […]
12 de Dezembro de 2018.

Mein kleiner grüner Kaktus

An example of how Max Raabe’s music transcends time and space. Max Raabe enriches the musical landscape both nationally and internationally by reviving chansons from the 1920s and 1930s, re-interpreting contemporary songs, and composing film scores. In his early childhood, Raabe became passionate about music and joined a children’s choir. To further develop his talents, he attended singing classes and ultimately decided to study music at the Berlin University of the Arts. In Berlin, he soon found like-minded people and established the Palace Orchestra in 1985. The orchestra specialized in performing music from the 1920s and 1930s. A decade later, the orchestra released a series of songs, one of which appeared in a German film production. Ever since, the orchestra […]
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.

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.

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. […]