Friday, 29 May 2020

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Study: working from home has reduced employees' productivity by 30%

Radio Prague |
14 May 2020

The temporary shift to home office due to restrictions related to the coronavirus outbreak has significantly reduced employees' productivity. A study carried out by the consultancy company Moore Czech Republic suggests that employees' productivity dropped by 30% after two months of working from home.

Czech billionaire buys stake in iconic U.S. department store Macy's

Radio Prague |
13 May 2020

Czech billionaire Daniel Křetínský has bought a stake in Macy's, one of the oldest U.S. department stores, taking advantage of a share price-drop spurred by uncertainty due to the coronavirus pandemic. Křetínský bought a 5 percent stake in Macy's through Vesa Equity Investment, an investment vehicle he controls along with junior partner Patrik Tkáč, according to a regulatory filing.

Ivo Kahánek and Bamberg Orchestra receive BBC Music Magazine Award

Radio Prague |
13 May 2020

Czech pianist Ivo Kahánek and the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra have received the highly acclaimed BBC Music Magazine's Concerto Award for 2020. Their interpretations of concertos by the great Czech composers Antonín Dvořák and Bohuslav Martinů were described as "exhilarating".

Prague Spring to take place online for first time over covid-19

Radio Prague |
12 May 2020

The 75th edition of Prague Spring gets underway today. Due to the coronavirus situation, the festival will take a very different form this year, with no audiences in attendance and concerts being streamed online.

Dan Bárta and Illustratosphere release new album

Radio Prague |
12 May 2020

After a break of six years, Dan Bárta, one of the country's most versatile singers, is back with a new album. The LP is called Kráska a zvířený prach or Beauty and Blowing Dust.

Operators welcome reopening of cinemas

Radio Prague |
12 May 2020

Among the many businesses and organisations allowed to reopen in the Czech Republic on Monday have been cinemas. Strict restrictions aimed at curbing Covid-19 are in place, leading some movie theatres to remain closed for now. But other operators, and filmmakers, have welcomed the change.

Czech tourism records major decline in first quarter

Radio Prague |
12 May 2020

There was a marked fall-off in tourist numbers in the Czech Republic in the first quarter of 2020, according to official data released on Monday. Between the start of January and the start of April, 3.1 million tourists were recorded – a fall of 22.2 percent on the same period in 2019.

Lawrence Saywell: The Australian who fought with Czech partisans

Radio Prague |
11 May 2020

May 8 is the 75th anniversary of VE Day. It is also the anniversary of the death of Lawrence Saywell, the last Australian soldier killed in the war in Europe.

Prague Uprising - battle for Czech capital may have helped end war in Europe sooner

Radio Prague |
11 May 2020

The Prague Uprising, which took place during the last days of the Second World War, was arguably the largest Czech combat outing on the territory of their state in the twentieth century. The specific impact of the various forces which took part in it remains a subject of heated discussion until this day.

New generation of movie buffs discovering Czech director Karel Zeman

Radio Prague |
11 May 2020

The Criterion Collection, a prestigious US film distributor, recently launched a collection of digitally restored films by the pioneering Czech animator Karel Zeman.

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