Tuesday, 20 August 2019

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Czech football teams eliminated from Champions League

Radio Prague |
7 August 2009

Czech football is going through a low spell. No local teams will be playing in the showcase Champions League this season after qualification matches this week.

Czech Trade Inspectorate finds tanning beds not up to safety norms

Radio Prague |
5 August 2009

The Czech Trade Inspectorate revealed that tanning beds in eight out of ten facilities in parts of the Czech Republic failed to meet current safety norms.

Neat trick

Radio Prague |
3 August 2009

Three Czech fans got on stage not long ago with the Irish rock group U2. In the front rows of a packed stadium in Berlin, they held up signs saying they knew how to play one of U2’s songs. And it worked: the trio got invited up. But the real trick wasn’t getting on stage, as unlikely as that was. That was the easy part! No, it was the performing that must have really been tough.

1989 student defamation case still unresolved after eighteen years in court

Radio Prague |
6 August 2009

The wheels of Czech justice are famously slow to turn, with court cases dragging on for what seems like – and often is – years.

Czech tuzemák rum goes on sale in Canada

Radio Prague |
5 August 2009

A south Bohemian distillery has started selling Czech rum – tuzemák – in North America and is hoping that Canadians will develop a taste for the drink as well.

Composer and conductor Carl Davis discusses Czech connections: from The World at War to The French Lieutenant’s Woman

Radio Prague |
4 August 2009

Carl Davis, who has composed hundreds of scores for TV and film, recently appeared in Prague to conduct the Czech National Symphony Orchestra.

The magical world of children's book illustrator Štěpán Zavřel

Radio Prague |
3 August 2009

There is a very long and rich Czech tradition of children’s book illustration – from Mikoláš Aleš in the 19th century to Zdeněk Miler (of Mole fame) and Jiří Trnka in the twentieth century. An important part of this tradition is the illustrator Štěpán Zavřel.

What Mecca is to Mohammed, Říp is to a Czech

Radio Prague |
31 July 2009

Once you have climbed the 300 metres or so to the top of Říp the first thing you see is a cottage – a pub of course.

Czechs see flat prices taking downward dive

Radio Prague |
29 July 2009

After years of seeing their bricks and mortar assets rising in value, Czechs are now coming to terms with falling prices for flats and houses. But while gloom and doom mongers predict that a lot worse is still to come, some analysts can see signs of a recovery.

Czech asylum claims not a problem says Canadian governor general in Prague

Radio Prague |
2 December 2008

Canada maintains special ties with Czech Republic – ties which were not threatened by a recent jump in Czech asylum claims over the Atlantic, Canadian Governor General Michaelle Jean said in Prague Monday during her two-week central European tour.

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