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19 de Fevereiro de 2020.

Magnús Þór Jónsson

Megas – The father of Icelandic rock ‘n’ roll Magnús Þór Jónsson – better known by his stage name Megas – is one of the best-known and longest-standing Icelandic musicians. Megas was born in Reykjavík on 7. April 1945, which makes him almost the same age as the Icelandic republic (founded in 1944). The mononym Megas was adopted by Magnús while he was a student writing his first short stories for the national newspaper. Elvis Presley was an early influence of Megas’, but his musical style and lyricism also took cues from the folk music of Bob Dylan. Megas’ work was highly original in that he satirized Iceland’s medieval sagas, for centuries considered the crowning jewel of Icelandic literary culture. Icelandic […]
18 de Fevereiro de 2020.

Universitários, nudes e riscos

Estudo da Universidade do Porto indica que mais de metade das pessoas que enviaram nudes não tiveram a “percepção do risco que estavam a correr”. Um estudo sobre violência sexual online no ensino superior em Portugal concluiu que mais de metade dos estudantes que enviaram nude selfies não tinha percepção dos riscos incorridos e 5% tiveram as suas fotografias reencaminhadas para terceiros. Um estudo exploratório realizado a 525 estudantes de todo o país do ensino superior intitulado Abuso sexual baseado em imagens, e defendido recentemente na Universidade do Porto, revela que mais de metade das pessoas (52,22%) que enviaram nudes (imagens fotográficas e ou vídeos de cariz sexual) pela Internet ou telemóvel dizem que não tiveram a “percepção do risco […]
17 de Fevereiro de 2020.

Josef Gabriel Rheinberger

A musical genius from Liechtenstein Josef Gabriel Rheinberger was an organist and composer from Liechtenstein. He was born on the 17th of March in Vaduz, Liechtenstein  Josef Gabriel Rheinberger, whose father was the treasurer for Aloys II, Prince of Liechtenstein, showed exceptional musical talent at an early age. When only seven years old, he was already serving as organist of the Vaduz parish church, and his first composition was performed the following year. Rheinberger married his former pupil, the poet and socialite Franziska “Fanny” von Hoffnaass (eight years his senior) in 1867. The couple remained childless, but the marriage was happy. In 1877 he was appointed court conductor, responsible for the music in the royal chapel. He was also later […]
16 de Fevereiro de 2020.

Arrokoth, o objecto mais longínquo

O Arrokoth (como agora se chama) é vermelho, frio e formou-se há 4000 milhões de anos. Afinal, o que é que sabemos sobre o objecto mais longínquo que já visitámos? Três artigos científicos publicados esta semana na revista Science trazem-nos mais novidades. Sabemos agora que não se formou violentamente, que tem 4000 milhões de anos e é totalmente vermelho e frio. A partir de Novembro, o nome do objecto mais longínquo que visitámos até agora – o 2014 MU69 – passou a ser Arrokoth, que significa “céu” na língua indígena norte-americana do povo powhatan. Até então, era conhecido pela alcunha de Ultima Thule, expressão em latim que significa um “lugar além do mundo conhecido”. A mudança aconteceu porque Ultima Thule […]
15 de Fevereiro de 2020.

Bilderbuch

Because Bilderbuch has the perfect amount of craziness and talent they deserve to be my number one of Austria. A lot of Austrian artists tend to be a little bit “crazy” or seem to be “different” to the norm, e.g. “Falco”, “Young Hurn”, “Seiler und Speer”, “Conchita Wurst” and many, many more… In fact, there are probably more “weird” than normal, successful artists in our country. “Bilderbuch” originally was established in 2005, when the four members were approximately 14 and 15 years old –  but more or less became fully internationally known in 2017 with their major hit “Bungalow”. It also was at that time, that one of their other songs, “Maschin”, became really famous as well, although having had […]
14 de Fevereiro de 2020.

Janeiro de 2020 foi o mais quente

Os quatros Janeiros mais quentes aconteceram nos últimos quatro anos. Na Antárctida, foi registado já em Fevereiro um recorde de 18,3 graus Celsius e, três dias depois, os termómetros registaram uma temperatura máxima de 20,7 graus. O último mês de Janeiro foi o mais quente desde que há registos climáticos – que existem há 141 anos –, avançou na quinta-feira a agência norte-americana para os oceanos e atmosfera (NOAA, na sigla em inglês). Os quatro meses de Janeiro mais quentes desde que há registo aconteceram nos últimos quatro anos, desde 2016. Os dez mais quentes aconteceram desde 2002. Ainda que o primeiro mês de 2020 tenha sido o mais quente a nível global, na Europa foi o segundo mais quente […]
13 de Fevereiro de 2020.

Carlo Waibel

Carlo Waibel is a German musician. His artist name is Cro. His music is a mix of Rap and Pop music and very popular by German teens. Curious is that nobody knows exactly how he looks like because he is always wearing a panda mask. He does that for privacy reasons, for example, to be able to walk on the streets like anyone else without being recognized. He was born in 1990 in the south-western part of Germany. He first started to produce music when he was 10 years old. After he finished school he started to work as a cartoonist. Time-wise, he continued producing music. In 2011 he had his break through, due to the musician Jan Delay who […]
12 de Fevereiro de 2020.

A SINFO 27 está quase aí!

Semana Informática do Instituto Superior Técnico. De 17 a 21 de Fevereiro de 2020, a informática chega ao Instituto Superior Técnico para a 27ª edição da SINFO. Através de oradores internacionais, presença de várias empresas (nacionais e internacionais) da área e workshops, durante a primeira semana do segundo semestre de aulas da Universidade de Lisboa, todos os alunos do IST (e não só!) terão a oportunidade de conviver de perto com os professionais das várias áreas da informática, e abrir as portas para o seu futuro profissional! Confirmações Hannes Poser – Supervisor de CG @ Imagine Engine Hannes iniciou a sua carreira trabalhando como freelancer na área de CG antes de se juntar à Pixomondo em 2008, aonde ficou até […]
12 de Fevereiro de 2020.

Comunicado: Majoração

Comunicado do Reitor da Universidade da Madeira A questão da majoração, para compensar os sobrecustos devidos à condição insular e ultraperiférica das universidades da Madeira e dos Açores, foi um dos temas que marcou, nos últimos anos, a agenda estratégica destas universidades. Como é bem conhecido, por iniciativa do Grupo Parlamentar Socialista, a Assembleia da República, por unanimidade, na Lei do Orçamento do Estado (LOE) de 2019 (no seu artigo 72.º), encarregou o Governo de promover os estudos necessários, com vista à majoração do financiamento das instituições públicas de ensino superior das regiões autónomas, para compensar os sobrecustos da insularidade e da ultraperiferia e contribuir para o reforço da coesão territorial, e de apresentar esses estudos à Assembleia da República […]
11 de Fevereiro de 2020.

Sido

Paul Hartmut Würdig aka Sido was born on November 30, 1980, in Berlin’s Prenzlauer Berg district. The son of a Sintiza and a German has Iranian roots and grew up in East Berlin. After the family’s GDR exit request was approved in 1988, they moved to West-Berlin. The rap career of Sido starts as part of the combo “RoyalTS”, which forms Sido with Bobby Davis aka B-Tight.  His first solo album Maske was published in April 2004 and was a great success, especially with the single “Mein Block” (My Block). In public, Sido only appeared with a shiny skull mask to cover his face which he took off for the first time in 2005. In the following, he turned more […]
5 de Outubro de 2017.

Romance with the Mountains

I am in the middle of my EVS project and I feel hungrier and hungrier of discovering Madeira and people all around me. Is so many views to see, kilometres to walk and topics to talk about. My brain has already registered many gorgeous memories, mostly during my free time when I was among the nature, especially in the mountains. As said Peter Croft, Canadian rock climber and mountaineer: There is such good stuff in the mountains. This stuff is free and you can take it for free. Rock star says that his first love is guitar, Sailor´s heart belong to the Ocean, and I can say that Mountains are my lover. As a teenager I was very active scout, […]
2 de Outubro de 2017.

Architectural heritage

You can vote in referendum, write a petition or have a deep discussion with councillor about architecture. Don´t let your heritage desapear. Every single day, when I am walking around the down town of FunchaI I can see hundreds of buildings in poor conditions. Sometimes I am afraid of going next to them – nobody wants to be hit by felling down layers. The residents of that places are cats and homeless people, who risks a lot, because the God only knows when they may collapse. In the effect of huge emigration of Madeiran, people started to leaving their properties and houses without care. The Portuguese low is saying that if you don´t take response for your building, for the […]
28 de Setembro de 2017.

Expectations versus reality

As Madeira is not the first Portuguese island which I visited, I knew what I should expect here. Before coming to Madeira I spend part of my studies on Erasmus exchange program in Azores and because of that I did not think ‘always expect unexpected’. When I arrived I was not surprised by the Madeiran weather, climate, high humidity, cockroaches, lizards, and very narrow streets. People were also very nice and the city of Funchal seemed like a safe place. However, what surprised me at first was that Funchal is much bigger and it hosts much more tourists that I thought. That is why, in my opinion, people here are more open to other cultures. Also because of that, many […]
25 de Setembro de 2017.

How to stay motivated

Hard to believe, but even when you live in Madeira after some time your life eventually becomes “normal” You stop choosing to walk by the ocean, because that route it’s longer; you get stuck in a rut when it comes to work; you feel like you’re just doing the same thing every weekend and in your free time and you think you’ll never going to actually learn Portuguese. Is there a way out of this dead end? Well yes, there is, but you need to make an effort. I realized I need to create a “life” outside of my usual surroundings, separate from work, colleagues and the residence. The easiest way to do it is by making new friends among […]
21 de Setembro de 2017.

A language of Camões

Why in my homeland, Poland, more and more people start to learn Portuguese? Maybe because it sounds like a mixture of Russian and Spanish? Maybe because it is spoken by around 215 million of people? Maybe because we are just passionate about your country? In Poland there is only one official language and guess what? It is used as an official spoken language only there. So this is one of the possible reasons why many Poles want to learn other languages. Let’s be brutally honest: if some tourists visits our country we need to speak other languages to them because otherwise, they would be terrified. For foreigners, it is even hard to pronounce ‘sorry’ or ‘thank you’ in my mothertongue. […]
18 de Setembro de 2017.

A minha viagem ao Porto Santo

I thought that Madeira has become in another home to me. Today I was in Porto Santo, but it wasn´t an enjoyable trip along the island, even I shouldn’t be there, I just was there because the turbulence in a trip with Madeira island as the destiny. This happened as the end of my holidays and basically it was one of the three things that makes me think about my project (because I had too much time to think about it as the pilot was trying to land). The first the time was when I arrived at Spain and after eating Paella (my favorite Spanish plate) I told my family the history of my experience. It wasn’t just a tell, […]