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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 […]
21 de Fevereiro de 2020.

Voluntariado – Viver de Afectos

A Associação de Desenvolvimento Comunitário – Câmara de Lobos Viva, está a recrutar voluntários para o seu projecto Viver de Afectos. O Viver de Afectos tem como principal intuito colmatar o isolamento social da população idosa, que habita só ou apenas com o cônjuge nas freguesias do Estreito de Câmara de Lobos e do Jardim da Serra. Semanalmente, serão realizadas visitas domiciliárias por uma equipa técnica, onde serão integrados voluntários. Ao participares neste projecto não só terás impacto na vida social de idosos como, também, irás estabelecer uma relação de proximidade, de afecto e reciprocidade, oferecendo um sorriso e palavras de conforto, acrescentando alegria dia-a-dia dessas pessoas. Se te tornares voluntário, poderá optar por integrar uma das seguintes modalidades: – Voluntariado […]
21 de Fevereiro de 2020.

QUERBEAT – My city’s beat 

November, November I can feel you, I can hear you In my home country, November is quite a special month. Or rather say in my hometown, which is Cologne.  At the beginning of November, a special feeling moves the city. On the 11th of November…why would it be special regarding all those other days?  Suddenly when the clock is turning 11:11 a.m. the city seethes. „Am 11.11. um 11:11h…“ as I would say in German, the „carnival“ season begins. For the older ones that means that the season of carnivalistic sessions begins, but especially for the younger generation, it means celebrating, dressing up, dancing and just enjoying to be alive and having a good time.  And all those activities are […]
20 de Fevereiro de 2020.

20 de Fevereiro, 10 anos depois

Dez anos volvidos desde as grandes cheias que mataram 51 pessoas e desalojaram 600 na Madeira, ainda há cinco corpos por descobrir, cinco famílias por realojar, feridos à espera de cirurgia e máquinas a trabalhar nas ribeiras Todos os madeirenses sabem onde estavam naquele sábado. As cheias de 20 de fevereiro de 2010, que varreram a costa sul, são um marco da ilha, uma cicatriz profunda, deixada pelos 51 mortos, 600 desalojados e mil milhões de euros de prejuízos. Foi uma das maiores tragédias deste século, superada apenas pelos incêndios de 2017. Uma década volvida, cinco famílias continuam à espera de realojamento definitivo, tantas quantas as que nunca puderam enterrar os que lhes desapareceram. Dentro das ribeiras ainda há máquinas […]
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 […]
6 de Maio de 2019.

Traditions in Austria

Fake Christmas trees and a lack of snow. Christmas 2018 will always be a curious memory for me. Since Christmas is always associated with snow and beautifully decorated Christmas trees, this year Christmas on Madeira was quite different from what I’m used to. In Austria, the main celebration of Christmas takes place at the 24th, whereas here the people care more about the 25th. Usually, we buy a Christmas tree around the 22nd and decorate it on the 24th. Afterward, we go to church, eat some Fondue and receive presents. To be honest, nothing too special. My favorite Christmas habit is called “Christbaum loben” it if a funny thing to do and works as follows. After you served your time […]
8 de Abril de 2019.

Maria Theresa

She became Empress of the Austrian-Hungarian Empire. The 13/05/1717 was a day Austrian history will never forget, it was the day the one and only female Empress in the Habsburg dynasty ever was born. Even at the young age of 23, she became Empress of the Austrian-Hungarian Empire. She occupied this position for 40 years. Actually, to clarify, officially her husband Franz Stephan the First was the Emperor, but she actively ruled the empire. Franz Stephan was only in charge of the Austrian finances. Maria Theresa is most known for making education compulsory but also establishing the potato as staple which was a great service for the Austrian society. The “Mrs. Emperor”, as she was called by the Austrians, was […]
22 de Fevereiro de 2019.

Cubus: a giant grey square

Squares are not only for playing poker! In a town near to where I live in Bregenz, there is a House called Cubus, the Cubus is a giant grey square. This square is used as a museum for all kind of arts. Mostly artists of the new art wave expose their art in there. This interesting building was built in 1978 with the purpose of being a museum of modern arts. I chose this building because for me it is the most and best-known house of modern arts around. I have got to be honest, the arts are not my favorite type of creative outlets, but even though the couple of times I was there due to school trips, this […]
8 de Janeiro de 2019.

Austrian Legend: Falco

He lived how he died… SPECTACULAR When I got the email with the information about this month’s article I was just listening to “Ganz Wien” by the Austrian legend Falco! So, obviously, the case was clear and I chose him for this Text. Falco, whose birth name is Johann “Hans” Hölzl was born in 1957 in Vienna. Falco attended several different forms of education and schools, however, none of them seemed to fit. In the end, he quit his music studies because “he wanted to become a real musician”. His first studio album “Der Kommissar” (the commissioner) rapidly dominated the Austrian club scene and was wildly popular in several other European countries. His second album “Junge Roemer” was, sadly, kind […]
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 […]
8 de Outubro de 2018.

More cows than people

A hidden region between some alpine mountains. On first sight, the Bregenzerwald may seem a bit boring, but well, it isn’t. We got so much more to offer than just cows and cheese, although these are deeply connected to our cultural life. This article should be about my ‘hometown’ and yes, Alberschwende is my ‘hometown’, but it’s actually a small village, inside the Bregenzerwald region, with about 3.300 people living there. Even though I’m not really the biggest fan of Alberschwende there are a few things worth mentioning. The most popular thing of ours may be the ‘KulturKäsKlatsch'”, which could be translated into ‘CultureCheeseClub’. The ‘KäsKlatsch’ takes place every Thursday next to our church. By the way, right behind the […]