23 março 2012

O envelhecimento das estrelas

The Aging Of A Rock Star: Booze, drugs and groupies can take a toll on a body. Here is a collection of rock stars when some of them first appeared on the scene and then present day. Don't judge too harshly, you're going to be there too someday.

Formigas no scanner


"I installed an ant colony inside my scanner five years ago. I scanned the nest each week..."

18 março 2012

Sessão da tarde com senhoras a sério

Eugenia (ou a lógica económica dos partidos no poder)

Pessoas que não conhecemos: Houve algum alarme com os 4.000 que morreram a mais em Fevereiro? Para quê se já estavam na antecâmara da morte? Para quê se são parasitas que consomem os recursos que poderíamos usar para desenvolver o país, se eles não os gastassem? E eles não são como nós. Nós nem os conhecemos. Morte aos fracos! São eles que têm de dar lugar aos fortes, em nome do futuro. É para o nosso bem.

15 março 2012

Uns e outros

Projecto Jornalismo e Sociedade: Académicos, Jornalistas e Cidadãos debateram em Coimbra e na Covilhã uma Carta de Princípios, Direitos e Responsabilidades para o Jornalismo do Futuro.

Icelandic Modern Media Initiative - IMMI: the Icelandic Modern Media Initiative's proposal to create a global safe haven for investigative journalism. I believe this proposal is a strong way of encouraging integrity and responsive government around the world, including in Iceland. In my work investigating corruption I have seen how important it is to have robust mechanisms to get information out to the public. Iceland, with its fresh perspectives and courageous, independent people seems to be the perfect place to initiate such an effort towards global transparency and justice.

Pub da boa: The Kraken Existence

14 março 2012

À atenção do ministro da economia e do emprego...

10,000 Job Applicants: Portuguese Seek Greener Pastures in German Town: A mini job miracle has taken Schwäbisch Hall in the southern German state of Baden-Württemberg by surprise. After a Portuguese journalist wrote a rosy report on the town and its efforts to seek skilled workers from crisis-plagued European countries, job applications have flooded in. More than 10,000 people have written in so far, but results have been mixed. [...]

Little happened after Greek and Spanish journalists published stories. [...]

About five percent of the mails were written in Portuguese and another nine to 10 percent in English. The rest were in German. Still, not all the applications hold much promise. "Seventy-five percent of the applicants already have jobs in Portugal and we are concentrating on unemployed Portuguese," explains Rebstock.

A few Portuguese were so excited that they didn't bother to start with an email, but instead came directly to Rebstock's doorstep to ask him about work.

L.A.

04 março 2012

Novas e inteligentes estratégias

Cinemas open their screens to opera and ballet: The growth of live and recorded opera and ballet performance for cinema audiences is providing a bankable boost for many cinemas. This spring, there is an added attraction: more productions will be screened in 3D, bringing audiences even closer to the theatrical experiences at a fraction of the cost of tickets.

Uma boa questão

Why isn't the CFR in the History Books?: Hardly one person in 1000 ever heard of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR).

Sessão da tarde: Aqua, por Gints Zilbalodis