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sábado, 5 de janeiro de 2008

Projectos de artistas residentes em Viseu em destaque na programação do Teatro Viriato



Viseu, 05 Jan (Lusa) - Projectos de artistas que se fixaram em Viseu e que envolvem a comunidade marcam a programação do Teatro Viriato para o primeiro trimestre de 2008, com destaque para a estreia de "Mexe-te", da actriz e encenadora Rafaela Santos.

"Cada vez mais vamos sedimentando uma comunidade artística que se vai fixando nesta cidade", congratulou-se o director geral e de programação do Teatro Viriato, Paulo Ribeiro, aludindo a Rafaela Santos, Romulus Neagu e Graeme Pulleyn.

Explicou que se tratam de artistas que optaram por viver em Viseu "por causa da dinâmica concertada" que existe entre o Teatro Viriato e a Companhia Paulo Ribeiro, juntando as suas vocações de "apresentação, residência, pedagógica e de criação".

O espectáculo de teatro "Mexe-te" tem estreia absoluta marcada para 01 de Fevereiro, contando a história de pessoas "que pertencem à mesma família e grupo de amigos e que, num determinado momento das suas vidas, entram numa espiral de memórias".

"É um trabalho que envolve a comunidade no sentido em que se inspira muito na comunidade não só de Viseu mas de toda a região", explicou Paulo Ribeiro.

A 22 de Fevereiro o coreógrafo Romulus Neagu apresenta "A invisibilidade das pequenas percepções" (título provisório), espectáculo com o qual, "utilizando o corpo como um canal de comunicação da interioridade", tenta, "mais uma vez, promover a emancipação do indivíduo através da simplicidade do movimento".

Trata-se do encontro de dois tipos de pessoas que habitualmente não sobem a palco: uma com deficiência, José António Correia, e outra proveniente de um lar de reinserção social, Ana Isabel Gomes.

Paulo Ribeiro lembrou que, com "A invisibilidade das pequenas percepções", Romulus Neagu dá continuidade ao seu projecto de trabalhar "com pessoas de meios mais difíceis ou com dificuldades", tendo conseguido a co-produção do Teatro Nacional S. João, onde estreará.

Pelo terceiro ano consecutivo, o Teatro Viriato participa também no projecto PANOS - Palcos Novos, Palavras Novas, promovido pela Culturgest, cabendo a Graeme Pulleyn, antigo director do Teatro Regional da Serra de Montemuro (Castro Daire), a encenação do texto "Escudos Humanos", de Patrícia Portela.

O trabalho com os jovens decorrerá nestes primeiros meses do ano, estreando o espectáculo em Maio.

Atendendo ao sucesso que disse ter sido a programação do último trimestre de 2007, Paulo Ribeiro decidiu "continuar a apostar em várias programações paralelas e transversais".

Neste âmbito, e numa tentativa de dar "mais regularidade" à dinamização do "foyer" do teatro, foi estabelecida uma parceria com a editora discográfica independente Borland, que a 17 de Janeiro realizará o concerto "Old Jerusalém", o primeiro de quatro até ao final do ano.

Paulo Ribeiro destacou também o espectáculo "Dúvida", que conta com a interpretação de Eunice Muñoz e Diogo Infante, que estará em palco cinco dias, entre 23 e 27 de Janeiro, ao invés dos habituais dias do fim-de-semana.

No que respeita à música, realçou também a presença no Teatro Viriato do projecto "Wraygunn" (15 de Fevereiro) e dos Mão Morta (07 e 08 de Março) e, na dança, Olga Roriz, pela primeira vez em Viseu, com a coreografia "Paraíso" (01 de Março).

O Teatro Viriato anunciou também ter aderido ao desafio da ACERT para constituir uma rede regional de públicos.

Está prevista a permuta de benefícios entre os sócios da ACERT, do Cine Clube de Viseu, os Amigos do Teatro Municipal da Guarda e os Amigos do Teatro Viriato.

Continente africano pode ficar sem Rali


A organização da prova está reunida, em Lisboa

A introdução de mudanças profundas na estrutura da prova está a ser equacionada, na sequência do anúncio, ontem, do cancelamento do rali Lisboa-Dakar. A anulação teve por base uma mensagem divulgada no dia 29 de Dezembro por um braço da al Qaeda no Magrebe.
Há um prejuízo de milhões de euros, provocado pela anulação do Lisboa-Dakar. Alguns pilotos podem não voltar a ter condições financeiras para entrar na prova. A organização está reunida para discutir indemnizações.
Clima de insegurança foi determinante para anulação da prova
O comunicado da al Qaeda “vem confirmar as motivações dos terroristas, autores dos assassinatos (dos quatros cidadãos franceses), bem como a mudança radical de estratégia implicada pela integração do Grupo Salafista para a Predicação e Combate da al Qaeda”, refere a Agência France Press, que cita uma fonte próxima do processo.
O braço da al Qaeda do Magrebe islâmico ameaçou atacar os franceses que entrassem no país, onde deveriam decorrer oito etapas da prova, e criticou a colaboração das autoridades com os “cruzados, os apóstatas e os infiéis”, segundo a Agência France Press.
O “clima de insegurança” que resultou da morte de quatro cidadãos franceses na Mauritânia na véspera de Natal terá sido determinante para a anulação da prova.
“Após diversas conversações com o Governo francês e, em especial com o Ministério dos Negócios Estrangeiros, levando em conta a sua firme recomendação, os organizadores do Dacar tomaram a decisão de anular a edição de 2008 do Rali”, explicou Etienne Lavigne, director da prova de todo-o-terreno.
“O Governo francês invocou razões de Estado para nos aconselhar formalmente a não dar a partida do Dakar. Acrescento que comunicados da al Qaeda no Magrebe citavam o Dakar. Não conheço o conteúdo desses comunicados mas o Quai d’Orsay tem-los em sua posse”, explicou o organizador francês.
Governo da Mauritânia critica decisão
O governo da Mauritânia criticou o cancelamento do Rali, considerando que a decisão representa uma cedência ao terrorismo.
Antes do cancelamento da prova, as autoridades do país chegaram a garantir a segurança da passagem da caravana do Lisboa-Dakar, mas os argumentos não convenceram a organização.

100% of people carry at least one type of pesticide from the air, water or food in their bodies

- A study carried out by the Department of Radiology and Physical Medicine at the University of Granada found that all subjects analyzed carried at least one kind of persistent organic compound (POC´s), substances internationally classified as potentially harmful to one’s health.- More pesticides, fungicides and insecticides were detected in women than in men, and in adults rather than younger people.

UGR News. A study carried out by researchers from the Department of Radiology and Physical Medicine of the University of Granada, in collaboration with the Escuela Andaluza de Salud Pública, found that 100% of Spaniards analyzed had at least one kind of persistent organic compound (POC´s), substances internationally classified as potentially harmful to one’s health, in their bodies. These substances enter the body trough food, water or even air. All of them tend to accumulate in human adipose tissue and easily enter into the organism through the aforementioned mediums.

The study, conceived by Juan Pedro Arrebola Moreno and directed by professors Piedad Martín Olmedo, Nicolás Olea Serrano and Mariana F. Fernández Cabrera, measured the contamination levels of some persistent organic compounds (POC’s) in a sample of the adult population from two areas, an urban one (Granada capital city) and a semi-rural one (Motril), and intended to find the determining factors associated with such levels: diet, lifestyle, activities or residence.

A total of 387 adults, from both sexes, were volunteers for surgeries in hospitals taking part in the study (Santa Ana de Motril and San Cecilio de Granada hospital). Once the volunteers had given consent, a sample of their human adipose tissue (fat) was taken during surgery and they answered a questionnaire about their place of residence, lifestyle, eating habits and activities throughout their life.

Analysis of 6 POC´s
The researchers analyzed the samples and measured 6 different POC concentration levels: DDE, a principal metabolite in DDT (a pesticide used in Spain until the 80´s); hexachlorobenzene, a compound used as fungicide and currently released by industrial processes; PCB’s: compounds related to industrial processes; and Hexaclorociclohexano, used as an insecticide and currently used in scabies and pediculosis treatment.

The study carried out by the University of Granada concluded that 100% of subjects analyzed had DDE in their bodies, a substance banned in Spain, and other very frequent components such as PCB-153 (present in 92% of people), HCB (91%), PCB-180 (90%), PCB-138 (86%9) and HCH (84%).

Juan Pedro Arrebola Moreno explains that higher levels of toxic substances were detected in women compared to men and in older volunteers compared to younger people, “possibly due to the great persistence of these substances in the environment, which results in their biomagnification in the food chain and in their bioaccumulation over time”. The scientist added that there is another theory known as “Efecto Cohorte” (Cohort effect) that explains the high quantities of these substances in older people. According to this theory, those born in periods of higher contamination suffered the consequences more than those born with the current bans on such pesticides.

The impact of diet

This study indicates that diet is an important factor in POC concentration, as the ingestion of some aliments, particularly those of animal origin and high fat content, triggers a greater presence of these toxic substances in the human organism.Juan Pedro Arrebola Moreno states, “There are few studies in Spain measuring POC levels in wide samples of the population, which means that some compound levels in the general population are unknown”. Consequently, this study will improve the knowledge of such levels, and will identify those groups at higher risk of exposure, which is the first step for subsequent follow-up studies determining the cause-effect relations.This study is part of a project subsidized by the FIS (Sanitarian Investigation Fund) and by the Andalusian Regional Government, and in which the University of Granada, the Escuela Andaluza de Salud Pública, and the Santa Ana and San Cecilio Hospitals take part.

Reference
Juan Pedro Arrebola Moreno.
Department of Radiology and Physical Medicine of the University of Granada.
Tfn: 958 242864.
Mobile phone: 636 380 300
Email address: juanpe000@hotmail.com

Global Warming Myth Buster

Have you ever been in a situation where you're talking with friends and the conversation turns to global warming? It's hard to be an expert. Sometimes it's hard to even show the slightest bit of concern without being met with with skepticism.

Compiled here are some of the most commonly heard myths explained.

"The current warming cycle is natural; the earth has been warming and cooling for millions of years."
What we are experiencing today is not natural. It's true the earth goes through long cycles of warm and cold periods due to small variations in the planet's tilt and rotation. But science tells us the climate change we are experiencing does not fit the planetary cycle. We are beyond anything the planetary cycle would account for.

"A temperature rise of 1 degree is inconsequential, and the predicted rise of 2-3 degrees is barely anything."
Actually 1 degree C (1.7 F) of average temperature increase already is causing sea level to rise and ecosystems to shift. And, temperatures are rising faster at the poles, with more severe consequences such as the rapid melting of polar ice caps. A degree or two more will only make these impacts worse.

"Humans are only responsible for a small amount of the carbon dioxide that goes into the atmosphere each year, so the warming must be natural."
Human activity is releasing carbon that has been trapped in the ground for millions of years and is upsetting the balance of the Carbon Cycle. Unlike when the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock, today people annually release 7 gigatons of CO2, largely a result of burning fossil fuels, which has increased the CO2 in the atmosphere by 37% in 200 years.

"The warming we have seen is due mostly to the sun."
For the last 30 years, while the earth's temperature has been rapidly rising, the sun has shown no trend of increased solar radiation. There simply isn't any reliable study showing the sun's intensity has increased, causing the climate to warm.

"We cannot even accurately predict the weather a week from now, how can we believe we can predict what will happen 50 years from today?"
”Weather" and "climate" are very different terms. A weather prediction is a short term outlook of an hour, a day or perhaps a week. Predicting weather is often challenging because temperature, precipitation and other factors are constantly changing. Analysis of the climate, however, involves studying weather patterns over months, seasons, decades, or even centuries. Long-term climate analysis helps determine activities such as what crops to plant for a given region and when to harvest them. Future climate projections are based on historical data.

"Scientists only have 145 years of temperature data; this is not enough long enough to draw accurate conclusions."
More information on past conditions exists than modern human measurements. Humans have been tracking direct temperature measurements for the last 145 years with the use of thermometers and satellites. Scientists are also able to measure past temperatures going back many thousands of years with a high degree of accuracy from ice core and ocean floor samples.

"Ice is building up in central Antarctica, so global warming is not happening."
Ice is building up in central Antarctica, but being lost on the edges and being lost very rapidly in Greenland. The loss of ice from Greenland has doubled in the past 10 years, and Antarctic glaciers have been retreating over the past half century. There are some reports of "Antarctic cooling," but cooling in one region does not change the fact that globally, temperatures are rising.

"In the 1970s scientists were predicting a coming ice age. Now they turn around and say the globe is warming."
Unfortunately, this myth is a product of the popular press in the 1970s misinterpreting scientific findings. There was no widespread belief among scientists at the time that we were entering a period of cooling.

"During the 1940s and 1950s the earth's temperature went down, even while CO2 rose. Therefore, CO2 is not connected to global warming."
The scientific community now understands that air pollution (dust, smoke, chemicals) was masking the impact of increased greenhouse gases. Also, the amount of increased CO2 was much less as recently as three or four decades ago.

"The U.S. is actually a net sink (or absorber) of CO2."
The U.S. emits one-third of all CO2 today. A small amount is absorbed by soil annually, but it does not offset the release from burning fossil fuels.

"The 'hockey stick' graph, which is the basis for the claim of global warming, is proven to be flawed."
Scientists have used thousands of independent pieces of evidence gathered over decades to determine that global warming is primarily a result of human activities. So it is wholly false to argue that one graph is the basis for global warming. The "hockey stick" controversy is a complicated issue revolving around statistics and modeling techniques.

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