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29 de Março de 2019.

Henry II of France

The twenty-fifth Capetian King of France and the son of Francis I. He is the perfect representative of the figure of a French Renaissance monarch. Indeed, under his reign (from 1547 to 1559), a lot of great writers had the opportunity to enrich the classical literature of the country. We can think for example at Montaigne, Ronsard, Du Bellay and many more. It is also at that time that the new creative and artistic movement of La Pleiade emerged. When Henry was very young, he was made the prisoner of Emperor Charles Quint, being exchanged for his father’s freedom. He is released four years later. At the age of fourteen, he is married to Catherine of Medicis with who he […]
27 de Março de 2019.

Mapas mostram mundo do século XVIII

Documentos estiveram esquecidos durante anos no sótão do museu. Agora foram recuperados e expostos Para contar a última parte da história dos cinco mapas de Jean Baptiste Nolin II que o Museu da Ciência da Universidade de Coimbra (UC) colocou em exposição no início deste ano, tem que se regressar a 2006. Para se contar a primeira parte do percurso dos cinco documentos ilustrados que representam o globo terrestre, África, América, Ásia e Europa, tem que se voltar bem mais atrás, a meados do século XVIII. Pelo meio, há que considerar alguma margem de incerteza. É desconhecida a data e o meio através do qual chegaram a Coimbra, mas calcula-se que os mapas datados de 1740 tenham sido enrolados e […]
27 de Março de 2019.

King Louis IX – Saint-Louis

He had such a strong impact on the following kings. The article this month is about a King or a Queen of my country. France with a long, and complicated history had a lot of kings, some of them are more famous than the others, such as Louis XIV for example. But today I’m not going to speak to you about the “Roi-Soleil”. Let me introduce one of the most important kings, but also a quite unknown King of France: Louis IX aka Saint-Louis. Saint-Louis is the 44th King of France, from the Capétien family, his father is Louis VIII The Lion and his mother Blanche of Castille. He became king at the age of 12, but too young to […]
26 de Março de 2019.

Concurso Local para E. Profissional

Exames nacionais deixam de ser decisivos no acesso. Concursos locais vão ser testados como experiência-piloto no próximo ano lectivo. Os alunos que concluam o ensino secundário através de um curso profissional vão passar a ter uma via própria de acesso ao superior. No próximo ano lectivo será testada uma modalidade de concursos locais através da qual cada candidato concorre directamente à instituição na qual pretende estudar. Esta solução permite acabar com o papel decisivo dos exames nacionais, que afastavam muitos destes estudantes de uma licenciatura. A medida foi discutida esta segunda-feira no Conselho Coordenador do Ensino Superior e deverá ter uma versão definitiva quanto à forma de implementação até ao final de Abril. O que o Governo propõe, com base […]
25 de Março de 2019.

Casimir III the Great

The King of Poland from 1333 to 1370. He was the last Polish king from the Piast dynasty, born on 30 April 1310 in Kowal, died on 5 November 1370 in Kraków. He was the youngest, third son of King Wladyslaw I (“the Elbow-high”) and Duchess Jadwiga of Kalisz. When Casimir attained the throne in 1333, his position was in danger, as his neighbors did not recognize his title. The Polish kingdom was depopulated and exhausted by the war, and the economy was ruined. Thanks to Casimir the kingdom became prosperous and wealthy, with great prospects for the future. He waged many victorious wars and doubled the size of the kingdom, mostly through the addition of lands in modern-day Ukraine. […]
25 de Março de 2019.

Sair da loja sem ir à caixa

Com o sistema da Sensei, câmaras registam o que os clientes levam para casa e as empresas recebem mais informação. A tecnologia levanta algumas questões laborais, mas a empresa garante que não quer lojas sem pessoas. Criar lojas sem filas, ao substituir as caixas de pagamento por câmaras e algoritmos. Essa é a visão da Sensei, uma startup portuguesa que desde 2017 está a desenvolver aquilo que descreve como um “sistema de retalho inteligente” para diminuir o tempo que as pessoas esperam para sair de uma loja depois de ter as compras feitas. A tecnologia deve chegar aos clientes ainda este ano. O PÚBLICO foi experimentar uma pequena loja de demonstração a funcionar em Lisboa. Só se entra com o […]
22 de Março de 2019.

Charles II

His reign is one of great interest to many historians Charles II may not be one of the greatest military masterminds or a sly and cunning political figure, but he is one of the most exuberant, flamboyant, and promiscuous kings that England possessed. Known as the ‘merry monarch’ and a licentious playboy, his reign is one of great interest to many historians. His philandering became popular due to his liaisons with his Cockney mistress, Nell Gwyn. Before Charles was restored to the throne in 1660, after the Commonwealth years under “boring” Oliver Cromwell, Charles had to find a wife. Various German Princesses were offered for examination, but Charles would usually dismiss them as “dull and foggy”. Charles had a relationship […]
21 de Março de 2019.

P.M. ambiciona reforma de florestas

Apresentação da estratégia da Empresa de Gestão e Desenvolvimento Florestal foi feita hoje. Objectivo: incentivar o emparcelamento de terrenos para reduzir a fragmentação da propriedade e da produção. O primeiro-ministro, António Costa, defendeu nesta quarta-feira, em Figueiró dos Vinhos, que o desafio do Estado é transformar a grande ameaça que tem sido a floresta numa fonte de riqueza para o território. Na apresentação da estratégia da Florestgal – Empresa de Gestão e Desenvolvimento Florestal, criada pelo Governo em Setembro de 2018, António Costa considerou que a reforma da floresta é “absolutamente essencial”, para que esta “possa ser, como tem de ser, um factor de riqueza colectiva”. Mas, para isso, “temos de saber gerir a floresta”, que nas últimas décadas foi sendo […]
20 de Março de 2019.

LGBTI nas escolas: ensinar respeito

Há quem aplauda e quem desconfie. Quem ache úteis as sessões para alunos com associações LGBTI e quem questione se terão a formação necessário para o fazer. Há já dez anos que Rosa Franco, enfermeira, está em contacto diário com alunos, seja em escolas ou na Unidade de Cuidados na Comunidade do Agrupamento de Centros de Saúde de Oeiras, a que pertence. Tem constatado que “são cada vez mais os jovens” que a procuram por “pensarem que são homossexuais”. E logo muito cedo: “No início da adolescência os jovens têm uma grande dualidade e surgem-lhes muitas dúvidas também sobre a sua orientação sexual.” Essa é uma das razões pela qual considera que possa ser “importante” que associações LGBTI participem em sessões […]
20 de Março de 2019.

The colour of the lion

William of Orange – the ancestor of the Dutch monarchy William of Orange was the main leader of the Dutch Revolt against the Spanish Habsburgs that set off the Eighty Years’ War (1568–1648) and resulted in the formal independence of the United Provinces in 1581. He was born in the House of Nassau as Count of Nassau-Dillenburg. He became Prince of Orange in 1544 and was thereby the founder of the branch House of Orange-Nassau and the ancestor of the monarchy of the Netherlands. Within the Netherlands, he is also known as Father of the Fatherland. A wealthy nobleman, William originally served the Habsburgs as a member of the court of Margaret of Parma, governor of the Spanish Netherlands. Unhappy […]
4 de Junho de 2018.

The Cathedral of Funchal

Sé parish is considered to be the second oldest quarter in Funchal. The Sé parish is located between the Cathedral and Ribeiro de João Gomes, the area where the sugar merchants settled in the 15th century. The constructions of the Cathedral started 1493 by the orders of Duke Manuel of Beja and Viseu, who later became the King Manuel I of Portugal. It was built on a sugarcane field, which was donated by the soon-to-be king Manuel I. The Cathedral was finished in 1517. It is built with tufa stones, which were brought by boats from Cabo Girão. The street to the sea in front of the Cathedral, and also behind it, was made into waterways, so the boats could […]
25 de Maio de 2018.

Erich Kästner

Many of his publications were made into movies. The author Erich Kästner is well known for his various works, such as novels, poems and texts for cabarets. His story began in Dresden, where he was born in 1899. At the age of 18 he joined the German military to fight in the First World War and returned with severe heart problems. After leaving the military, he decided to go back to school and start university soon after. During that time he found his passion for writing. Kästner moved to Berlin and started publishing time critical and political satirical poems, of which the National Socialists did not approve. The Nazis burned several works of bourgeois moral, militarism and fascism but also […]
22 de Maio de 2018.

Harry Mulisch

If you want the best Dutch literary work, try Harry Mulisch A while ago I was a little bored. Quite bored actually, so I decided that I wanted to read a book. However, I wanted to try and read something in Dutch because I noticed that being here in Madeira and only talking and reading English made me lose some of my Dutch vocabulary. At first I wanted to go back to one of my childhood favourites, ‘Crusade in jeans’, but I wanted to try something else and read a more ‘literary’ work to freshen up my language skills. Harry Kurt Victor Mulisch was the son of an Austrian-Hungarian father who worked with the Nazis and a German-Jewish mother and […]
18 de Maio de 2018.

Antoine de Saint Exupéry

One of his famous books is Le Petit Prince. Hey guys! After telling you my first impressions about the Island, then about food, after about a little bit of Flora and Fauna, in February we talked about History, and one of the Kings of Portugal. About March we’ll talk about one French author, Antoine de Saint Exupéry, and of course of one of his famous books, Le Petit Prince. Antoine de Saint Exupéry is a French aviator and writer. He wrote several books, but the most famous for children and even adults (no matter the age) is Le Petit Prince. He was born in Lyon on June 29th, 1900, and died in Marsilla (Marseille) on July 31st, 1944 (so he […]
15 de Maio de 2018.

Wolfgang Herrndorf

Wolfgang Herrndorf is one of the greatest German writers. If I am asked to name the biggest German authors my first answer would definitely be Goethe and Schiller or Guenther Grass and Thomas Mann because they are the big names you hear when there is a conversation about German literature. But to be honest all I know about these authors is that they are great German authors. From all of what their works I just read one book in school because it was mandatory. So I searched on the internet for famous German authors and found out that the most of them are strangers to me and from the generation of my great-grandparents or older. For that reason, I decided […]
8 de Maio de 2018.

Multatuli

Personally, I think this book is really important for us as Dutch people. This story about Saidjah and Adinda is of course ´just´ a made up story. But it might help you understand how things went in the Dutch East Indies in the 19th century. Natives were heavily mistreated by the Dutch, and lots of people in the Netherlands didn´t even know that. Saidjah, six years old, lived with his family and brothers in Lebak (Dutch East Indies). One day, the buffalo which is a good friend of Saidjah was taken from the family. This buffalo was really important for them because it helped them farming, and therefore also surviving. They bought a new one, it was taken away again, […]