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6 de Dezembro de 2018.

Emissões de CO2 aumentam em 2018

Relatório constata que as emissões globais de dióxido de carbono devem atingir a maior subida de todos os tempos em 2018 com um aumento de mais de 2,7% face a 2017. Este é um dos principais alertas dirigidos aos líderes mundiais reunidos na cimeira do clima das Nações Unidas, na Polónia. A cimeira das Nações Unidas sobre Alterações Climáticas (COP 24), a decorrer em Katowice (na Polónia) até 14 de Dezembro, está a servir de gatilho para inúmeros alertas sobre o mau estado em que colocámos o nosso planeta. Apesar das previsões mais optimistas dos que acreditam que ainda vamos a tempo de remediar o mal, a verdade é que os problemas que os representantes de 190 nações têm de […]
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.

Centro de Estudos abre candidaturas

O Centro de Estudos, um projeto da Fundação do Futebol – Liga Portugal, permitirá que os alunos e ex-alunos do Ensino Superior mostrem o seu valor em áreas como a Ciência e Tecnologia ao serviço do Futebol. Aos autores dos três trabalhos vencedores, além de um prémio monetário, será dada a oportunidade de integrarem estágios remunerados na Liga Portugal, na EY e na SABSEG, que, juntamente com a FADU, apoiam este programa, cujos objetivos estão delineados: Incentivo à investigação científica e tecnológica na área do futebol e temáticas adjacentes; Divulgação de estudos / trabalhos de investigação e de desenvolvimento tecnológico; Criação de uma rede de interação que promova a inovação na área do futebol. Os candidatos poderão consultar o regulamento […]
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. […]
29 de Novembro de 2018.

Mérito as usual

Porto Business School distinguida pelo Presidente da República com título honorário da ordem de mérito. Mérito as usual Em visita à escola, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa reconheceu a Porto Business School “como pioneira nacional na ligação entre universidades e empresas”, e fez questão de salientar que o mérito, “mais do que escolar e empresarial, é um mérito social”. No passado domingo, dia 25, a Porto Business School comemorou o seu trigésimo aniversário com o “anúncio inesperado, da parte do Presidente da República, de que a escola de negócios da Universidade do Porto seria distinguida com o título honorário da Ordem do Mérito”. O Presidente da República salientou o papel desta instituição “na ligação entre escola e empresa e a sua […]
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.

Biodiversidade há 800 mil anos

Ilhas portuguesas incluídas na análise que considera que não chega olhar para os últimos 20 mil anos e que é preciso recuar até aos 800 mil. Um estudo que envolveu mais de 50 ilhas vulcânicas, incluindo os Açores e a Madeira, conclui que a biodiversidade só pode ser compreendida se se para a variação do nível do mar dos últimos 800 mil anos. Publicado na revista Global Ecology and Biogeography, o trabalho “contradiz a maioria dos estudos na área, que consideram apenas níveis do mar extremos registados num passado recente, há cerca de 20 mil anos”, explica o comunicado do Centro de Ecologia, Evolução e Alterações Ambientais. A flutuação do nível do mar tem-se alterado ao longo de milhares de […]
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.

Plágio leva a suspensões

A prática de plágio alastrou-se com a ajuda das novas tecnologias. Reitor da Universidade de Coimbra avisou que para estes casos não haverá “penas menores”. A Universidade de Coimbra (UC) já puniu 77 estudantes pela prática de plágio ou de fraude em provas e trabalhos académicos, anunciou nesta quinta-feira a instituição. Numa nota enviada à comunicação social, a UC indica que este é o balanço dos últimos seis anos, especificando que 19 estudantes foram sancionados por plágio e outros 56 por fraude. Foram suspensos. Os casos de plágio foram descobertos em trabalhos (12), relatórios (3), dissertações (três) e teses (um). Treze dos estudantes foram suspensos por cinco meses e aos outros seis foi recusada a avaliação pelo período de um […]
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 […]
18 de Dezembro de 2017.

I have been doing some reading

Reflection. Often by the sea A place I believe often visited by artists… Poets… Suicidal men, in Madeira. Something about the sea, it makes you think… It allows you to breathe… To breathe allows expression. Sailors often say it makes you feel free. But with this freedom comes a price also. The artist, the poet, the brickwork ghost often recount the experience of not being able to write from a point of happiness, for it is oppression, the lashings of Judas that cause one to crucify themselves PUBLICLY. As has been shown in the churches, the people, the icons we have all become so familiar with. The concept of the crucifixion is such a powerful one, Jesus was in many […]
14 de Dezembro de 2017.

A French Guy in Funchal

My first time in Madeira, on an island! From France I miss some things, especially food. But my time here is great! At first I wanted to be usefull and to be helpful to people, so I told myself go check on the Internet to see If a website would bring me answers, in Spain. But there were no results for Spain on the website for French people, because I wanted to go to improve my oral Spanish. But that’s where the random acted: an offer for Madeira to help providing tours to Tourists! I told myself that’s great, I’ll improve my Spanish! But no, It’s a Portuguese island in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, so that’s gonna be […]
11 de Dezembro de 2017.

Adventuring myself

I spent my last week in Guimarães, in an on-arrival training that all long-term volunteers will do. Going to the mainland was an adventure itself, but the training was also more an adventure than I expected. During my time there I met some amazing people, learned a lot about different cultures, about myself and also about other volunteers’ projects. I’ve been here in Madeira now seven weeks, and I have made new friends and contacts, went hiking to beautiful places, started a new hobby and made so many wonderful memories already. Living the dream. But the training made me think about the reasons why I wanted to do volunteering, why I came here and what I’m going to do to […]
7 de Dezembro de 2017.

Sustainable tourism

Mass tourism and overconsumption can kill every kind of natural and cultural landscape? Recently Madeira has been nominated to title of the world’s leading island destination 2017 but at the same time it is not even in TOP 100 destinations which represent sustainable tourism. As I am interested in global changes in tourism industry I went to the conference “Sustainable Tourism – a Tool for Development” held on September 27th in Funchal as a part of celebration of World Tourism Day. Unfortunately, what I have learnt about Madeira is that there is a lack of actions and good practices towards sustainable tourism in this island. First of all, I think that not everything should be for free because it does […]
4 de Dezembro de 2017.

Porto Santo experience

When you need to change the environment and the cheapest and closest option is another island Being on an island for few months creates a feeling that you are closed in small place and cut off from the real world. To get my mind busy with a bit different place I went to Porto Santo. Although the island is so close and so similar to Madeira, being there feels quite different. It may not be the best place for people who like big cities, but for me it was almost perfect. It was colder and the place was not crowded, in fact, there were almost no tourists and local people were not that much present on the streets because of […]
30 de Novembro de 2017.

So much to do and (not) enough time

I just need to relax and enjoy the beauty of this island. Following that I will not regret anything when I look back. Looking at a map Madeira seems like a tiny island, which could be explored in a few days. There is a big difference between expectations and reality. There are so many hidden places to see, so many Levadas to follow and so many mountains to climb. Being a volunteer for ten months seems long at first but time flies. I have been in Madeira for about six weeks now. At the one hand it feels like I have just arrived a few days ago, on the other hand I feel already home and know my way around. […]