Saturday, 20 December 2014

Life

Annual "supermarket" highlights contemporary design

Radio Prague |
12 December 2014

The annual DesignSupermarket is underway in Prague. Now in its eighth year, the event – which organisers call a selling exhibition – is an alternative to commercial shopping in crowded malls, offering a selection of hundreds of designer items.

Rhino species to die unless science can help after Czech-to-Kenya effort fails to bear calf

Minneapolis Star Tribune/AP |
11 December 2014

The task was never going to be easy: Fly four highly endangered rhinos from a Czech Republic zoo to East Africa, drive them to the savannah grasses of Mount Kenya and hope that the natural environment helps produce a calf, staving off extinction.

In Iustitia director gets human rights award

The Prague Post |
11 December 2014

To mark International Human Rights Day on Dec. 10, the U.S. ambassador to the Czech Republic, Andrew H. Schapiro, presented the Alice Garrigue Masaryk Award to Klára Kalibová, director and founder of In Iustitia, for providing legal assistance to individuals exposed to hate violence.

Pepper de Callier: Things to think about

Prague Daily Monitor |
10 Dec 2014

"When I'm afraid of losing, I never win." Anonymous

How do Prague's Christmas markets rank?

The Prague Post |
10 December 2014

Websites and magazines have been ranking Christmas markets across Europe, with those in Prague making their place on quite a few Top 10 lists. Virtually nobody sees it as the best, but some sources ranked it rather high.

Prague never lets you go, says Australian writer Rachael Weiss

Radio Prague |
11 December 2014

Rachael Weiss is an Australian author with Czech roots, who has just published her second book about Prague, based on her own experience of living in the Czech capital.

Don't forget to ask for a student discount

The Prague Post |
9 December 2014

One good part of being a student is having access to a wide variety of student discounts. However, not all students know about all the places they can get deals while shopping or traveling abroad.

Modern buildings added to cultural heritage

The Prague Post |
9 December 2014

Five modern villas became cultural heritage sites in the third quarter of 2014, along with seven other modern buildings. They make one half of a total of 25 objects declared sites of cultural heritage by the Ministry of Culture in the period from July 1 to Sept. 30.

Holiday music and theater guide

The Prague Post |
8 December 2014

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas here in Prague. Christmas markets are open around newly transplanted trees. The weather's getting colder and people are drinking more hot wine. For those looking to hear the magic of Christmas is an overview of music and theater for the holiday season.

Christmas at the castles

The Prague Post |
8 December 2014

Castles, palaces and other monuments in the Czech Republic under the administration of the National Heritage Institute (NPÚ) come alive during the wintertime by preparing a variety of events for the public

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