The partnership between the University of New York in Prague and the Czech Olympic Team officially launched on January 1st, 2022. The University of New York in Prague will be the Czech Olympic Team’s official educational supplier from 2022 to 2026, in a cooperation which focuses on educational provision and strengthening the Czech Team’s Dual Career program for athletes. In addition to helping to educate athletes, UNYP will be contributing to the new collaboration as a partner of the Olympic Festival. This festival will be held in Brno from February 4th to February 20th and will celebrate the Czech athletes who will compete at the 2022 Winter Games in Beijing. UNYP is proud to be the official sponsor of theContinue Reading

From Wednesday 12 January, a unique exhibition “phoneArt 2022” by the artist Roman Řehák will take place in the Municipal House in Prague, which visitors will be able to visit until the end of February. The exhibition features 15 unique works of art, which the artist created exclusively in mobile applications and then printed and ironed on the carpet. This is a world premiere. Most of us, regular users, use a mobile phone to make phone calls, text messages, take photos or surf the Internet. The Czech artist Roman Řehák uses his mobile phone to create phenomenal works of art that have decorated the homes of, for example, Miloš Forman or Jiří Menzel. Karel Gott, Marta Kubišová, Jan Saudek, PierceContinue Reading

Prague, Czech Republic, 19 January 2022: First Veterinary Fund Central Europe SICAV a.s., the first investment fund of qualified investors focused on veterinary care, has started operating on the Czech market. The unique fund was founded by Dušan Moskaliev, who has been a partner in the ZDR Investments real estate fund for the past four years, and Richard Švejda, a lawyer, tax advisor and founding partner of BDO and Grant Thornton. The project’s aim is to help financial resources appreciate in value through direct investments in selected reference veterinary clinics in the Czech Republic and Central Europe. Increasing the fund’s value will first be done by consolidating the veterinary clinics into a network under a single brand Medicanima and thenContinue Reading

We are happy to report on Prague’s newest theater company, “the Prague Horrortheater”. Founded in 2011 as the “Cologne Horror Theater”, they showed tongue-in-cheek pieces in the tradition of the French horror theater Grand Guignol in the series of plays titled “Das Kabinett des Doktor Tumblety”, which covered the entire spectrum of the genre with a wide variety of focuses, until 2015 The group used different techniques – scenes were supplemented by monologues, sound recordings and read texts – to show the various facets of this genre of theater, from intimate chamber play-like horror stories to lurid short acts. They also adapted stories and legends from different countries: Victorian horror stories, Belle Époque literature, late medieval dramas, legends of theContinue Reading

In September 2021, TEDxUNYP, an independently organized TEDx event held in Prague, invited the Italian TikToker, influencer and actor Alessandro Bedetti to deliver a talk about the thought processes of young people using TikTok. Alessandro has 1.4 million TikTok followers, and has just embarked on a career in the Italian film industry. Alessandro demonstrated the creation of two TikTok videos live on stage while describing the process, and shared his motivations and reasons for using TikTok. Alessandro’s main points were: · TikTok can be used to build a personal presence or business. · TikTok follows a specific algorithm and technical framework. TikTok took over the world in 2021, in the wake of controversy caused by the platform and its content.Continue Reading

The Czech pop-punk number one, the band Rybičky 48, has prepared a great Christmas present for their fans! The band consisting of Kuba Ryba, Petr Lebeda, Ondra Štorek and Michal Brener untraditionally released a brand new video for the new single DVĚ DECI VÍNA  on December 24th. But definitely don’t expect a typical Christmas story. „Actually, it should be a light confession of an elderly womanizer, an artist who found something artistic even in making love to a woman,“said the band’s frontman Kuba Ryba. The great actors Hana Vagnerová and Michal Dlouhý, and even Michal Malátný from Chinaski for a while, appear in the main roles in the music video. „The song was created like everyone else. I strummed atContinue Reading

Praha/Liberec, 21 December 2021 – Czech hotel chain PYTLOUN HOTELS (PH), which currently operates thirteen design, traditional and apartment hotels in the Czech Republic, has announced that it has expanded its hotel offering by adding a luxury 4* Prague hotel – Pytloun Kampa Garden Hotel Prague – from October 2021. The hotel is located in the historic centre of Prague on one of the most beautiful urban islands in the world – Kampa. Thanks to its attractive location in Prague 1, the hotel is just a few steps away from important Prague sights such as Charles Bridge, Prague Castle, Liechtenstein Palace, Lennon Wall, St. Nicholas Cathedral and others. The building that houses the hotel also has a very interesting history,Continue Reading

An unknown individual has surprised many in the Czech Republic after the country’s top betting company, SAZKA, announced that the lucky winner of a Europe-wide lottery’s billion-crown jackpot was Czech. To some people, his luck is two-fold because the win came before the approval of new legislation taxing lottery winners. The player won the Eurojackpot lottery online and grabbed the prime prize of €55 million after correctly matching all the numbers drawn on the actual date. It is the second-largest lottery prize ever won in the country’s history, and the lucky ticket holder has already contacted officials about claiming their money. The winning numbers were 5, 9, 20, 44, and 48, with Euro numbers 2 and 10. The Eurojackpot pageContinue Reading

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Brussels, 19 December 2021 Today, the European Commission is calling on European cities embarking on the path to sustainability to apply for the 2024 European Green Capital and 2024 European Green Leaf Awards. The Awards promote and reward the efforts of European towns and cities striving to improve the quality of life for their inhabitants and reduce their impact on the local and global environment.  Winning cities will be awarded a financial prize and will join the ever-growing network of leading European cities sharing knowledge and expertise and inspiring others to follow in their footsteps.   Commissioner for the Environment, Oceans and Fisheries, Virginijus Sinkevičius, said:  “To tackle the global challenges of climate change, biodiversity loss and pollution, we need to act fast notContinue Reading

Summer vacations are awesome, right? Returning from a break isn’t that much fun anymore. Before diving back into your emails and projects, let me get you an idea of how things were while you were gone. After years of shaking out who is who, Google Pay and Samsung Pay are pretty much the only Android players left in the mobile wallet transaction market in the United States — both supporting a pretty big variety of mobile phone brands. The bad news, though, is that they are both getting slaughtered by Apple Pay. A study by Pulse, an electronic funds transfer company, has been published, stated that payments using Apple Pay account for the staggering 92% of all mobile wallet paymentsContinue Reading