Friday, 27 March 2015

Life

Social climbing without a harness

Prague Wandering |
6 March 2015

Adam Ondra, a world champion boulderer was the first person to climb likely the hardest sport climb in the world - La Dura Dura. Czechs are crazy for climbing, despite the relative flatness of their nation.

Knives, car parts and old shoes

Prague Wandering |
6 March 2015

What do car parts, throwing stars, knockoff European fashion and the oddest collection of antiques all have in common? You can buy all of these plus anything else you can imagine at Kolbenka, the largest flea market in Europe according to organizers.

Václav Havel Fellowship programme helps young journalists from post-Soviet bloc states

Radio Prague |
6 March 2015

The Václav Havel Journalism Fellowship was founded in 2011 by the Czech Foreign Ministry, Radio Free Europe and Vize 97 -the Dagmar and Václav Havel Foundation, with the aim of advancing and promoting media freedom in the post-communist world.

OICPG statement on shooting incident in CzechRep

OICPG |
5 Mar 2015

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation Prague Group (OICPG) expresses its profound sympathies, sincere sorrows and deepest condolences to the people and the Czech government, as well as the bereaved families of those Czech nationals, who were unfortunately killed in a mass shooting incident that occurred at the Družba Restaurant in Uherský Brod by a mentally disturbed Czech national Mr. Zdeněk Kovář.

Brno to have tram for people's messages

ČTK |
5 Mar 2015

One of the trams the Brno public transport company operates in the Moravian capital will newly serve people to place various messages in, the company's director Milos Havranek told a press conference Wednesday.

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Czech expert records rhinos' communication to help save them

ČTK |
5 Mar 2015

Czech scientist Ivana Cinkova has been recording the voice and scent communication of rhinoceros in the African wild and in zoos and monitoring their reactions to the recordings with the aim to boost their breeding in captivity.

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Králík v rádiu cafe with kids playroom

Kids in Prague |
5 March 2015

On the edge of Vinohrady, not far from Havlíčkovy sady/Grébovka is a pretty little cafe especially suited for parents with kids. It's star attraction is a well stocked playroom with glass doors separating it from the cafe.

Strong Volhynian Czechs community lives in Ralsko

ČTK |
4 Mar 2015

A strong community of Volhynian Czechs has lived in Ralsko for over 20 years now, since the early 1990s when they moved in from an Ukrainian region that was hit by radiation after the explosion of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant.

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North American wood duck appears on river in central Moravia

ČTK |
3 Mar 2015

Czech ornithologists have spotted a wood duck, which is also also known as Carolina duck and comes from North America, among the local common ducks and swans that are spending the winter on the Morava River in central Moravia.

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Syrian activist Nawfal describes her career in Prague

ČTK |
3 Mar 2015

Syrian teacher Souad Nawfal has received the Czech Homo Homini Prize for courage in promoting democracy and human rights.

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