The Transport Ministry and Czech Technical University (ČVUT) are launching a project to identify aggression and recklessness on the roads. Cameras installed inside passenger cars, buses and trucks will monitor other drivers. The recordings might even be used by police to investigate offences or crime. Czech roads will be monitored by volunteers in 10 vehicles. “We picked busy routes around the country. The cameras will be installed inside the vehicles of the Faculty of Transportation Sciences and other contractual partners. The recordings will then be evaluated by experts by the end of the year,” Zuzana Lisá from BESIP, author of the project, told Týden.cz. Acquired recordings might not be used for scientific purposes only. According to Leoš Tržil, the head
Leaders of the country’s most powerful political parties have disclosed their personal property holdings ahead of October’s elections. Only ODS chairman Mirek Topolánek refused HN’s request for information about his net worth. The richest party leader is Karel Schwarzenberg, chairman of TOP 09. Among Schwarzenberg’s reported properties are estates in Čimelice, Karlov, Rakovice, Hraběšín, Kutná Hora-Sedlec and many others, as well as real estate in Germany and Austria. Schwarzenberg has CZK 700,000 in the bank and roughly CZK 9 million more in other financial vehicles. ČSSD chairman Jiří Paroubek lives in a flat which belongs to his wife. He has a cottage in the country but does not own a car. The former prime minister has CZK 700,000 on his
President Václav Klaus summoned political leaders to an emergency meeting today after the Constitutional Court delayed elections scheduled for next month to consider a suit by a disgruntled lawmaker. More than six months after Mirek Topolánek’s government collapsed, the court put a temporary halt to elections on 9-10 October to mull a challenge to Klaus’s dissolution of parliament and his order for an early ballot.
As 34-year-old Roman Šebrle lines up for the 100 meters at the 12th IAAF World Championships in Berlin Aug. 19, where the veteran decathlete is in somewhat unfamiliar territory, he enters a major championship no longer as a favorite.
Whether by accident or humorous intent, one of the books squashed amid the dusty first editions in U Šemíka’s dining room library is a Microsoft Word manual.
Moving to avoid a rift with Moscow, Barack Obama has “all but abandoned” plans to locate parts of a controversial US missile shield in Poland and the Czech Republic, a leading Polish newspaper claimed yesterday.
I went on a ride with my two lovely ladies a few days ago. It was a beautiful day, and we were all feeling a bit lazy for some reason. So I suggested we hop on our bikes and take a ride down to Roztoky, get a beer and a bite to eat at Hospůdka Zvířátka, and cycle back.
Anderlecht midfielder Jan Polak has been ruled out of the Czech Republic’s two World Cup qualifiers against Slovakia and San Marino after tearing ligaments in his knee while playing for his Belgian club on Sunday.
I was looking for an excuse not to ride. In the end, I was presented with many, but took none.
At home in London, Lisa Midwinter packs for a journey into her past; four days during which she, her son, and her granddaughter will relive her childhood experiences; four days to retrace her route out of Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia, and to meet the man whose actions saved her life.