Wednesday, 7 September 2016

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Second solar power boom beckons in Czech Republic

Radio Prague |
9 August 2016

Solar power proved a major and expensive turnoff for the Czech state and many Czechs after a misguided and rigid set of incentives were introduced almost a decade ago. But a solar revival now looks like it is picking up pace based on households and not on so-called solar barons.

Marek Hilšer: The activist and brain tumour specialist who's running for president

Radio Prague |
9 August 2016

Though the next Czech presidential elections don't take place until the start of 2018, Marek Hilšer has already thrown his hat into the ring as a candidate. A doctor by profession, the 40-year-old is perhaps best known for his eye-catching civic activism.

People dependent on care-givers get higher financial contribution from state

Radio Prague |
8 August 2016

People dependent on care givers have started receiving a higher financial contribution from the state, Czech Radio reported on Sunday. The ten percent increase is paid out automatically by labour offices and people eligible for this type of support do not have to file an official request.

Prague to host Barrel Organ Festival

Radio Prague |
8 August 2016

The third international Barrel Organ Festival is due to be held in Prague on Tuesday. The event will bring together barrel organ players from the Czech Republic, Poland, Germany, Austria, Slovakia and Switzerland.

Czech student wins top marks in prestigious IB scholarship exam

Radio Prague |
8 August 2016

Nineteen-year-old Vendula Fialková from Prague has won top marks in this year's International Baccalaureate exam opening the way for an Oxford grant. Vendula was one of 146 students out of 150,000 from 136 states to get top marks in the exam i.e. 45 points. The private secondary school Nový PORG from which she graduated had 15 students sitting the exam this year with an average result of 39 points, which is an all-time Czech record.

Governor Hašek refusing to step down over press scandal

Radio Prague |
8 August 2016

South Moravian regional governor Michal Hašek has rejected calls for him to resign from office after it emerged that he had for years been represented by a non-existent spokesperson and had paid a lobbyist CZK 400,000 annually to write laudatory articles about him on the news site Parlamentnilisty.cz.

Barbora Špotáková seen as prime Czech hope for Rio Olympics medal

Radio Prague |
8 August 2016

The Olympic games started in Brazil's Rio de Janeiro on Friday with Czech hopes high that they can at least equal the medal tally from the last games in London four years ago. Many Czech hopes are focused on javelin thrower Barbora Špotáková and whether she can make it three Olympics golds in a row.

For some students, making money in the sex business seems like an attractive option… at first

Radio Prague |
8 August 2016

The news website iDnes has reported that a percentage of Czech students have chosen work in the sex trade to make more money, fast. That at least is the initial attraction, says NGO Rozkoš bez rizika (Bliss without Risk) which counsels sex workers.

Czech consumer boom continues but could be easing

Radio Prague |
8 August 2016

For quite a long time now the question has been posed when will the Czech consumer boom show signs that it is losing its legs. No time soon appears to be the reply from the latest set of retail sales figures out from June.

Cirqueon: Promoting and teaching New Circus in Prague

Radio Prague |
8 August 2016

Prague's Cirqueon strives not only to inform about New Circus but takes part in productions and offers youngsters the chance to learn gymnastic and theatrical skills.

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