Friday, 19 December 2014

Life

František Křižík - a Czech engineer, entrepreneur and inventor

Radio Prague |
8 December 2014

Electrical engineer František Křižík's Plzeň lamp took the gold medal at the World Fair in Paris in 1881. Today, he is considered one of the best-known Czech inventors.

Ivan Jelínek: a poet in the newsroom

Radio Prague |
8 December 2014

If you had been listening to Radio Prague back in the late 1930s, it is very likely that you would have heard the voice of Ivan Jelínek. He was one of the pioneers of broadcasting in Czechoslovakia, and an early presenter of our broadcasts to Britain and North America.

Czech model wins Elite Model Look contest

The Star Online |
5 December 2014

As in the previous year, the Czech Republic produced the winner of the famous modeling contest's 2014 world finals. In a major boost to her career, young model Barbora Podzimková has scored a three-year contract with the agencies of the Elite Group after winning the Elite Model Look Contest.

Christmas House in Karlovy Vary

Kids in Prague |
5 December 2014

The Christmas House is an hour drive from Prague and will make an awesome day trip. They have several exhibitions of all kinds of Christmas decorations, a cafe and an outdoor Bethlehem. They organise different events for kids, Christmas carol singing, meet Santa etc.

VIA Foundation auction raises CZK 2 million

Radio Prague |
2 December 2014

A total of CZK 2,100,200 was raised for charitable projects at the Eighth Annual VIA Foundation and South Moravian Community Foundation Charitable Auction, held on Nov. 26, 2014, at the Hotel Marriott Prague.

Škoda Museum can now be explored online

The Prague Post |
2 December 2014

The Škoda Museum is the first automotive museum in the Czech Republic to offer a virtual tour of the location via Google Street View. By taking a virtual tour, you can explore the exhibition in detail and even get behind the wheel of selected Škoda classics – any time and from anywhere in the world.

Pepper de Callier: Things to think about

Prague Daily Monitor |
1 Dec 2014

"If you believe everything you read, better not read." Japanese Proverb

2014 Christmas markets in Prague

Kids in Prague |
1 December 2014

Christmas is on it's way - despite the mild weather. A big hint are the shopping malls, already draped in glittery decor since the end of October! So with that come Prague's famous Christmas markets.

What does the future hold for prefabricated 'panelak' flat complexes?

Radio Prague |
1 December 2014

A conference called Housing Estate, What's Next, was recently held at the Faculty of Architecture in Prague to address the future of the communist-era prefabricated houses, which were built across the country from the 1950s to the 1980s and many of them are now in urgent need of repair.

Movember gets more than lip service

The Prague Post |
28 November 2014

More than 70 people from GE Money Bank this year joined the Movember charity campaign. The main hallmark of the campaign is growing a mustache from the beginning of November.

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