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6 de Março de 2020.

Festung Hohensalzburg

The name of my hometown “Salzburg” originates from two different events. “Salz” because of the highly relevant salt trade hundreds of years ago, and “Burg” due to the fortress I am going to write about today, which is located directly in the middle of the city. The fortress was built in the year 1077 and nowadays is one of the most important landmarks of Salzburg. Without it our city would look completely different and the atmosphere would not be the same anymore. It was built on the small city mountain called “Mönchsberg”, where people like to go to calm down and relax. From up there, you have a gorgeous view over the whole old town and all its monuments, churches […]
5 de Março de 2020.

1 em 5 crianças em risco de pobreza

Valores registados por Portugal têm vindo a diminuir e estão ligeiramente abaixo da média da União Europeia. Ainda assim, percentagem é superior à dos adultos e dos idosos. Em 2018, mais de um quinto (21,9%) dos menores de 18 anos encontravam-se em risco de pobreza ou exclusão social, em Portugal. O valor está ligeiramente abaixo da média da União Europeia (23,4%). Os dados são do Eurostat e foram divulgados nesta quinta-feira. A percentagem de crianças portuguesas em risco de pobreza ou exclusão social tem vindo a recuar nos últimos anos. De acordo com os dados do gabinete oficial de estatísticas da UE, em 2015 a percentagem era de 29,6%, desceu para os 27% em 2016 e para os 24,2% em […]
4 de Março de 2020.

Beethoven Memorial

Ludwig van Beethoven was a german composer and pianist. He remains one of the most recognized and influential musicians of this period (classic and romantic), and is considered to be one of the greatest composers of all time. His exact birth date is not known,  but he was baptized on the 17th of December  1770 in Bonn. He probably inherited his musical talent from his father and grandfather, because both of them already sang in the electory choir. His father was really ambitious and wanted him to become a “wunderkind“. Since the age of 4 he needs to play the piano. He was taught by his father Johann van Beethoven and later on he worked with Christian Gottlob Neefe, a […]
3 de Março de 2020.

Combater o vírus da desinformação

O infecciologista Jaime Nina diz aos seus alunos que há “a epidemia do novo coronavírus e a epidemia de histeria à volta do novo coronavírus”. Ao mesmo tempo que tenta conter o alastrar da epidemia do novo coronavírus (Covid-19), a Organização Mundial de Saúde (OMS) empenha-se no combate ao vírus da desinformação que já designado como “infodemic” (infodemia em tradução à letra). O esforço compreende-se: a epidemia global de informações falsas ou pouco rigorosas que se espalha a um ritmo vertiginoso sobretudo através das redes sociais coloca um problema sério para a saúde pública. “Sabemos que cada surto será acompanhado por uma espécie de tsunami de informação, mas no meio desta informação há sempre desinformação, rumores”, sublinha à The Lancet […]
2 de Março de 2020.

Burg Gutenberg

An ancient castle from another time Gutenberg Castle (Burg Gutenberg) is a preserved castle in the town of Balzers (southern-most town of Liechtenstein). Gutenberg is one of the five castles of the principality and one of two that have survived preserved until the present day. Unlike Vaduz Castle in Vaduz, Gutenberg Castle does not serve as a residence of the princely family of Liechtenstein and is open to the general public as a museum. The castle lies on a hill near the center of Balzers and is accessible via a street and road known as “Burgweg“. Gutenberg Castle initially was being constructed as a medieval church and cemetery on a hilltop. In the early 12th century, the cemetery was canceled […]
1 de Março de 2020.

COVID-19 fez diminuir a poluição

Os valores de dióxido de azoto (NO2) caíram a pique na região central da China. Investigadores da NASA e da ESA acreditam que os períodos de quarentena por causa do novo coronavírus e a desaceleração económica a ele associada podem explicar esta diminuição. Uma série de imagens de satélite da NASA e da Agência Espacial Europeia (ESA) mostram uma redução significativa nos níveis de poluição por dióxido de azoto (NO2) sobre a China, anunciou a agência espacial norte-americana. Numa publicação no site do Earth Observatory, a NASA refere que é possível que a mudança se deva, pelo menos em parte, ao abrandamento da economia associado à epidemia do novo coronavírus. A actividade das fábricas no país caiu drasticamente à medida […]
29 de Fevereiro de 2020.

Cologne’s most famous monument

The three holy men, Napoleon, the Romans all combined in one single building.  The only thing that most people know from Cologne are carnival, of course, and the Cologne Cathedral. The construction of this cathedral began in 1248. Today it is somehow unfinished. Be it because of financial reasons, unclear orders or mysterious appearances. There are many legends about that unfinished cathedral in the heart of Cologne. Today the Cathedral is famous because of one of its windows, which was built by a famous Cologne artist. And of course, you shall never forget that the bones of the three holy men are buried in that cathedral. As you can see a lot of legends and histories are growing around that monument. But some […]
27 de Fevereiro de 2020.

Vaduz Castle

Vaduz Castle is the palace and official residence of the Prince of Liechtenstein. The castle gave its name to the town of Vaduz, the capital of Liechtenstein, which it overlooks from an adjacent hilltop. The former owners, who were presumably also the builders, were the counts of Werdenberg-Sargans. The bergfried (the keep, built in the 12th century) and parts of the eastern side are the oldest. The tower stands on a piece of ground that is 12 by 13 meters in area. At the ground floor, the tower walls have a thickness of up to 4 meters. The original entrance lay at the courtyard side at a height of 11 meters. The chapel of St. Anna was presumably built in […]
24 de Fevereiro de 2020.

Cabos submarinos, sismos e tsunamis

Grupo de trabalho entregou ao Governo recomendações para a substituição dos cabos de comunicações submarinos entre Portugal continental, os Açores e a Madeira. O projecto prevê que a infra-estrutura tenha a capacidade de detectar sismos e tsunamis. Mais de 500 anos depois dos Descobrimentos, Portugal volta a ter “um papel pioneiro e de liderança no Atlântico” – q​uem o diz é Yasser Omar, do Instituto Superior Técnico da Universidade de Lisboa e investigador do Instituto de Telecomunicações (IT), que faz parte do projecto de investigação para o lançamento de novos cabos de comunicações submarinos entre Portugal continental, Açores e Madeira. Mas há uma novidade: além das telecomunicações, os novos cabos permitirão a investigação científica. É sabido que o anel Continente-Açores-Madeira […]
23 de Fevereiro de 2020.

Warsaw stands still for a minute.

The story of the city that stands still for a minute every year. Every year, on August 1st at 5 pm the streets of Warsaw come to a standstill. A siren sounds out across the Polish city to commemorate the anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising of 1944, which saw the Polish Home Army attempt to liberate the city. Following the uprising, Hitler declared that Warsaw should be reduced to rubble. So, every August 1st, the people of the city standstill, and remember. Warsaw Uprising Monument (Polish: Pomnik Powstania Warszawskiego) is a monument in Warsaw, Poland, dedicated to the Warsaw Uprising of 1944. Unveiled in 1989, it was sculpted by Wincenty Kućma and the architect was Jacek Budyn. It is located […]
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.

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 […]
22 de Novembro de 2018.

Visible and invisible similarities

I can tell Funchal is not that different from where I used to live. In my opinion, you can look at the two cities with two different perspectives. In a physical way but also in a psychological way. The visible and the invisible way of comparing cities with each other. The easiest way to compare similarities is what you see, the physical things. For example buildings, streets, churches, and cars. Firstly, what I noticed when I arrived in Funchal is that there are a lot of taxis and buses! Just like the place where I used to live in the Netherlands, here in Madeira the distances between villages are too far to do only by foot. Where I used to […]
19 de Novembro de 2018.

Funchal vs. Bludenz

About what my new home has in common with my old one. About the life in a small town between alps and about the similarities of my old and new home. Since I was born, I have lived 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 meters and it lies at the meeting point of five valleys. However, my new home is Funchal. I have lived here since the beginning of August, and although it is so different from my original home, there are a lot of similarities. Funchal has about […]
15 de Novembro de 2018.

Germany and Madeira

Differences and similarities between Germany and Madeira. My name is Anne, I am part of the voluntary project in Madeira. Therefore, I want to share my thoughts on the comparison between Germany and Madeira. Although, Madeira is on the border of Europe, close to Africa there are lots of similarities between Germany and Madeira. You can find some typical German food in the supermarket like Haribo or Nürnberger Würstchen. Most of the people are very nice, helpful and dressed like people in Germany. And last but not least we share the same currency, the Euro. However, there are also some differences. Due to the fact that the weather is much better than in Germany, the people are more tanned and […]
12 de Novembro de 2018.

Two very different cities

Funchal and Vaduz: so different that it is very hard to find similarities. My home city is Vaduz. It is the capital city of Liechtenstein. Funchal is the capital city of the Autonomous Region of Madeira. Madeira seems to be pretty big if you compare Liechtenstein to the Autonomous Region of Madeira. Even Funchal is a lot bigger than my home city Vaduz. Vaduz has only 17,3 km² and Funchal has 76,25 km². One can also spot the difference by the number of inhabitants. Funchal has twenty times the amount of the inhabitants of Vaduz. Funchal and my home city seem to be really distant and they are. It is really hard to find a lot of similarities and it […]