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6 de Dezembro de 2019.

Plantas Domésticas Purificam o Ar?

Ter plantas dentro de casa pode trazer vários benefícios, mas limpar o ar não é um deles – dizem os especialistas. Este é um daqueles mitos que não gostávamos de ver desmistificados. As plantas domésticas, embora encantadoras, fazem muito pouco para purificar o ar de uma divisão, dizem os especialistas que estudam o ar que respiramos. Mas se fizermos uma pesquisa rápida na internet, podemos ficar com uma ideia diferente. Os sites mais conhecidos de decoração listam várias plantas que prometem remover toxinas e produtos químicos nocivos do ar, e muitos dos retalhistas online vendem plantas que purificam o ar. “Decidimos estudar esta questão mais aprofundadamente devido a todos os artigos e publicações que lemos na internet, em blogs de […]
5 de Dezembro de 2019.

Lalli and Bishop Henry

In the mid 12th century, there was a man called Lalli. He was living with his wife Kerttu in a little cottage.  One night when Lalli wasn’t home, Bishop Henry decited to stop by Lalli’s and Kerttu’s house and asked for food and drink. The bishop had been travelling a long way with his horse and he still had a long journey ahead of him.  Kerttu kindly let the bishop in and gave him a meal. After eating his stomack full, Bishop Henry gave money for Kerttu as a thank you, and moved on. Soon after this Lalli came home, and Kerttu told him about the bishop. For some reason Kerttu changed one small detail about the event. She told […]
3 de Dezembro de 2019.

Menos burocracia no Ensino Superior

Assinatura em São Bento do contrato de legislatura entre o Estado e as instituições de ensino superior prevê um aumento no financiamento de 55 milhões de euros já em 2020. Os presidentes do Conselho Coordenador dos Institutos Superiores Politécnicos e do Conselho de Reitores das Universidades Portuguesas consideraram esta sexta-feira que o contrato de legislatura foi o acordo possível com o Estado e pediram ao Governo menos barreiras burocráticas. Estes recados foram deixados em São Bento, perante o primeiro-ministro, António Costa, nos discursos da cerimónia de assinatura do contrato de legislatura de legislatura entre o Estado e as instituições de ensino superior – um compromisso que prevê um aumento no financiamento de 55 milhões de euros já em 2020, acomodando […]
3 de Dezembro de 2019.

‘De Hamse Wuiten’- The Legend

Now I’ll take you on a trip to the very root of my hometown, to the time when it almost sprouted freshly from the ground.  It was in the riverbanks of the calm river ‘Durme’, in the middle of Flanders, the people of Hamme found their habitat. Most of them where humble farmers, who thrived on the rich soil the shore provided.  One farmer, in particular, Kamiel, was a friend to everything that was covered in fur and feathers. Even the wildwood creatures, otherwise so shy, came to his call. They ate from his hand and even lay at his feet. The sun shone brightly on the day this marvelous little colored Flemish Jay landed on his shoulder. The two […]
2 de Dezembro de 2019.

Amazónia arde, degelo nos Andes

Estudo mostra relação entre os incêndios na floresta tropical da Amazónia brasileira, peruana e boliviana e o aumento do degelo nos glaciares da cordilheira dos Andes. Os incêndios na floresta amazónica, sobretudo na Bolívia, Peru e Brasil, podem estar a acelerar a perda de glaciares nos Andes. O inesperado efeito secundário dos fogos da Amazónia foi confirmado por uma equipa de cientistas que analisou, pela primeira vez, o impacto deste fenómeno no gelo da cordilheira dos Andes. O estudo, publicado na última edição da revista Scientific Reports, alerta para as consequências sociais e ambientais e de longo alcance dos problemas na Amazónia, sublinhando que não podem ser encarados com um problema regional. “A conclusão mais importante deste trabalho é que […]
1 de Dezembro de 2019.

The legend of the loch ness monster

The most famous Scottish Cryptid, the Loch Ness Monster. A man stands on the banks of the great loch, the sky is dark and the fog is rolling in. Something stirs in the water, he squints but he cannot see it clearly. Then suddenly he sees it, a creature peeking above the water, a creature or perhaps a beast? No, a monster. The Loch Ness Monster. Loch Ness is the second largest and deepest lochs (lakes) in the country, the water is dark and murky due to the high levels of peat in the area. This, combined with the bad weather frequently experienced in the Highlands of Scotland, makes this the perfect lake for sightings of a cryptid or mythical […]
30 de Novembro de 2019.

O bem-estar financeiro em Portugal

Estudo anual com 24 países europeus faz retrato preocupante. O bem-estar financeiro em Portugal é dos piores. Portugal fica no sétimo lugar a contar do fim, numa lista de 24 países europeus, no que toca ao bem-estar financeiro. A lista é liderada pela Alemanha, Áustria e Suécia. No fundo da tabela ficam Grécia, no último lugar, precedida da Lituânia e da Polónia. A tabela baseia-se na resposta de 24 mil consumidores europeus sobre a capacidade de pagarem as contas a tempo, a aquisição de crédito, as poupanças e a literacia financeira. Portugal fica abaixo da média europeia. O retrato nacional é preocupante. E o europeu não é muito melhor, em termos gerais. “Apesar das melhorias na economia nacional, os consumidores […]
29 de Novembro de 2019.

A legend of Ireland

Michael Collins was a soldier and a politician who was an important part in fighting for Ireland’s independence in the 20th century. Around that time there was a lot of tension in Ireland as Britain was trying to take over.  Michael was born in Cork in 1890. After he left school, he worked in London for nine years and it was here that he became involved in Irish nationalist politics. He became a member of the main nationalist party in Ireland at the time and still today, Sinn Fein, in 1908 and later joined the IRB; the Irish Republican Brotherhood. He then returned to Dublin in January 1916 and took part in the Easter Rising, On Easter Monday, April 24, 1916, a group […]
28 de Novembro de 2019.

Enfraqueceu-se uma bactéria

Equipa do cientista português Pedro H. Oliveira conseguiu tirar força a uma bactéria que causa infecções nos hospitais. O grande objectivo é vir a desenvolver um medicamento a partir desta descoberta. A bactéria resistente a antibióticos Clostridioides difficile tem causado muitas infecções em meio hospitalar. Consegue transmitir-se com facilidade devido à formação de esporos – células hibernadas que têm uma actividade metabólica reduzida e resistem praticamente a todos os desinfectantes dos hospitais. E se conseguíssemos tirar força à bactéria através dos esporos? Foi isso que uma equipa de cientistas dos EUA e de França – que inclui o português Pedro H. Oliveira – fez: conseguiu que a C. difficile perdesse a sua capacidade de formar esporos e, dessa forma, enfraquecesse. […]
27 de Novembro de 2019.

The legend of Smok Wawelski

Every nation has its own traditions, and an integral part of these traditions are countless myths and legends. Even though they are considered only partially true they still constitute an important aspect of national heritage. At first oral, then written stories are handed down from generation to generation. Despite changing times and cultural trends the great national value of these stories remains intact across the centuries, enriching the national culture and identity of the people. Poland also has its own legends about kings or princesses but the most famous is about the dragon, well known to every Polish child, is the legendary Smok Wawelski who inhabited a cave near the Wawel Castle in Kraków. “Once upon a time there was […]
30 de Junho de 2018.

Maruja Mallo

Maruja Mallo was first and foremost free. When you think about a famous painter from Spain all the names that come out are masculine. The reason why is not because there are not female Spanish painters, it is because history is not giving them the recognition that they deserve. I am really far from being an art expert, but I know how women have to face challenges due to gender biases, from finding difficulty in training to selling their work and gaining recognition. Maruja Mallo is one of the women that fight for her own place in the world of art of the twentieth century to become one of the most representative figures of the Generation of 27 and one […]
28 de Junho de 2018.

The art of Open Doors

We cannot pass without admiration for the art in Santa Maria street. More specifically, this project concerns around 200 painted doors which transformed this historic part of the city in open and permanent art gallery. This idea of painting doors emerged in 2010 and it was a result of cooperation between José Maria Zyberchema and João Carlos Abreu, the former Regional Secretary for Economy, Tourism and Culture, the Funchal Municipal Council and two private companies. The project was presented for the first time in an event called PechaKucha by José Maria Montero. After that, on April 2011, in the street of Santa Maria at number 77 the first door was painted by the artist Mark Milewski. It looks like a […]
18 de Junho de 2018.

Statue of Infante Dom Henrique

He is seen as the patron of the Portuguese exploration. Infante Dom Henrique of Portugal (1394-1460), who is most commonly known as Prince Henry the Navigator also held the name of Duke of Viseu. Right at the entrance of the Saint Catherine’s park in Funchal, we can see a bronze statue of Prince Henry, sitting underneath an arch. The statue was created in 1941 but officially inaugurated on 28th of May 1947. It was designed and made by the sculptor Leopoldo de Almeida (1898-1975), who was a striking figure of the 20th-century sculpture art. During the early time of the Portuguese Empire, Prince Henry had an essential part in the maritime discoveries and expansions in the 15th century. Nowadays he […]
14 de Junho de 2018.

Municipal Theater: Baltazar Dias

In the 1880´s It became the Theater as we know it today. Hey guys! After telling you my first impressions about the Island, about food, a little bit of Flora and Fauna, about History, and one of the Kings of Portugal, last month you discovered one French author, Antoine de Saint Exupéry, and one of his famous books, Le Petit Prince. For April we are gonna talk about the Municipal Theater of Funchal, Municipal Theater Baltazar Dias or “Teatro Municipal Baltazar Dias”. When we speak about the Theater Baltazar Dias of Funchal, we could speak about the Theater La Scala of Milano or about the Theater D.Maria II of Lisbon (Queen of Portugal between 1826 and 1853). As some people […]
11 de Junho de 2018.

Saint John the Evangelist church

The church is built in mannerism and baroque style. The Saint John the Evangelist church, or college church, was built in the seventeenth and eighteenth century after the Jesuits college was built. It is, for me at least, one of the most impressive monuments in Funchal. In the 16th century, the Jesuits came to Madeira. They came to the Island because the island was invaded by French protestant pirates. Jesuits are part of the Society of Jesus, this Catholic order emphasizes on Education. Because of this, the Jesuits were the perfect chosen ones to convert the people in the island. The Jesuits college was built in the sixteenth century under the order of king Sebastian and right after that, the […]
7 de Junho de 2018.

Pillory of Funchal

The pillory: the macabre symbol of justice in old Europe and Portugal. On my tours, through the city of Funchal, I often pass the pillory of Funchal and explain its history because it is an important monument to understand the past of the city. The pillory was a device used all over Europe and has its roots in the medieval times. It was either made of a wooden or metal framework erected on a post, with holes for securing the head and hands or, like the pillory of Funchal a stone column formerly used for punishment by public humiliation and often further physical abuse. In Portugal, a pillory is called a Pelourinho and often classified as national monuments since they […]