Friday, 16 August 2019

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Level of digitalization in public administration considered inadequate

Radio Prague |
16 July 2019

The present level of digitization in public administration will be woefully inadequate in three to five years according to a survey among its employees conducted by CEEC Research. They are calling for faster progress in the field, with greater coordination and interconnectedness of the system.

Gene Deitch on Pete Seeger, US Communists in Czechoslovakia and Prague's transformation

Radio Prague |
15 July 2019

Animator Gene Deitch talks about the small number of Americans who moved here in the communist period, one of them being the great folk singer and social activist Pete Seeger.

Love of Kafka unites artists in show marking 30th anniversary of Velvet Revolution

Radio Prague |
15 July 2019

An exhibition marking the 30th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution has just got underway at Prague's Municipal House. It showcases the work, but also personal diaries and correspondence, of 30 artists, active between the years 1919 and 1989.

Žluté lázně - a popular bathing spot

Radio Prague |
16 July 2019

One of the most convenient spots for bathing and catching some rays in Prague is Žluté lázně, which is a tram ride down the Vltava to the Podolí neighbourhood.

Oscar-winning animator Gene Deitch

Radio Prague |
12 July 2019

Gene Deitch, who turns 95 next month, is by some distance the US citizen longest resident in Prague. Deitch had run a successful animation studio in New York prior to the fateful meeting in 1959 with his future wife Zdenka that led him to settle in Prague soon after.

Number of animals killed on Czech roads shoots up in five years

Radio Prague |
12 July 2019

Statistics show that the number of collisions with animals on Czech roads has increased markedly in recent years. The main reasons include high numbers of deer and current agriculture policy, but potentially also the impact of drought.

'Red Paw' - First Czech blood bank registry for dogs

Radio Prague |
12 July 2019

In the Czech Republic, as in many other countries, veterinarians have long faced the same problem: a shortage of dog blood, necessary in case of urgent transfusions. To address the issue, a group of volunteers founded Red Paw (Červená tlapka), the country's first such registry. Since its May launch, they have already registered more than 400 potential dog donors.

Czech PPF Group biotech firms begin trials to extend lives of cancer patients

Radio Prague |
12 July 2019

Biotech companies within the PPF Group, controlled by Czech billionaire Petr Kellner, are reporting advances in efforts to extend the lives of cancer patients. The companies Sotio and Cytune Pharma announced on Thursday that they had started the first trial dosing of cancer patients with SO-C101, a superagonist fusion protein of interleukin IL-15. The first human patient began undergoing treatment at the Gustave Roussy Institute in Paris.

Future of Antarctica discussed at important Prague conference

Radio Prague |
11 July 2019

For the first time in history, Prague is hosting the Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting, an annual conference focused on environmental conservation, the impact of tourism and research cooperation on the White Continent.

Star statistician Ola Rosling schools Czechs on democratising data, systematic misconceptions

Radio Prague |
11 July 2019

Swedish statistician Ola Rosling is co-founder of Gapminder, a foundation that aims to chart trends and use data to fight what it calls "devastating ignorance" using "fact-based worldviews everyone can understand." He recently visited the Czech Republic to share his vision with local politicians and decision-makers.

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