Thursday, 18 December 2014

Radio Prague

František Křižík - a Czech engineer, entrepreneur and inventor

Radio Prague |
8 December 2014

Electrical engineer František Křižík's Plzeň lamp took the gold medal at the World Fair in Paris in 1881. Today, he is considered one of the best-known Czech inventors.

Czech gas supply security will come at a price

Radio Prague |
8 December 2014

Wanted? Dead or alive? The fate of the South Stream gas pipeline bringing Russian, or perhaps Caspian, natural gas under the Black Sea is still a moot point it seems.

Ivan Jelínek: a poet in the newsroom

Radio Prague |
8 December 2014

If you had been listening to Radio Prague back in the late 1930s, it is very likely that you would have heard the voice of Ivan Jelínek. He was one of the pioneers of broadcasting in Czechoslovakia, and an early presenter of our broadcasts to Britain and North America.

Artist, mother and teacher – the three lives of painter Tereza Límanová

Radio Prague |
8 December 2014

Born and raised in Prague, Tereza Límanová captures the city in an unusual way in her paintings. She paints mostly landscapes, but in an abstract and reduced style that may well stem from what she describes as an almost obsessive fear of kitsch.

Newborn boy left in babybox in Prague

Radio Prague |
5 December 2014

A new-born boy was placed in a babybox in Prague on Wednesday evening at around six p.m. The founder of the Czech baby box network, Ludvík Hess, said the baby was placed in the box immediately after birth and that the child's condition was stable.

Poll: Czechs consider organised crime biggest threat

Radio Prague |
5 December 2014

Czechs perceive organised crime and terrorism the biggest threat for their country, according to a poll by the CVVM agency released on Wednesday. 65% of respondents consider international organised crime a large security risk, while 47% said they feared radical religious movements.

Some areas remain without electricity following calamitous weather conditions earlier in week

Radio Prague |
5 December 2014

Hundreds of households in parts of the country remained without electricity on Thursday, following calamitous weather conditions earlier this week. Freezing rain led to widespread power outages; still affected were parts of southern Moravia and Bohemia – where E.ON operates, as well as North and West Bohemia, where ČEZ is a provider.

President names new transport minister

Radio Prague |
5 December 2014

President Miloš Zeman named Dan Ťok of the ANO movement the new minister for transport on Thursday. He becomes the tenth person in six years to hold the ministerial post. Until now Mr Ťok headed the Czech branch of the Skanska construction company. His candidacy came under fire from critics who said his naming to the government would lead to a conflict of interest. The prime minister backed Mr Ťok on the basis of his reputation as a strong advocate of transparency in business.

Communist MP will not face criminal charges

Radio Prague |
5 December 2014

Communist Party MP Marta Semelová will not face criminal charges over contentious comments she made in a past TV interview. A police spokesman confirmed the news on Thursday, adding that an expert witness had not found grounds for legal action.

Six receive suspended sentences for roles in Máj unrest

Radio Prague |
5 December 2014

Six individuals charged with hooliganism and causing bodily harm which sparked unrest in the Máj housing district in České Budějovice in the summer of 2013 have received suspended sentences ranging between 1 and 2.5 years. According to iDnes, criminal charges against two suspects were dropped and their actions will be assessed as misdemeanors by city hall.

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