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01-10-2005 | Daniela Lazarová

Make those rotten products look good! The hypermarket chain store that risked consumers health by selling old meat and salamis. A Czech town builds a 10,000 euro bridge for squirrels. And, who has got the fastest steam engine? The Czech Republic has won the Steam Engine Grand Prix. Find out more in Magazine with Daniela Lazarova.   More

Prague 6 appeals to dog-owners to clean-up after their pooch

29-09-2005 14:45 | Jan Velinger

Photo: Who let the dogs out?! And who, after letting them out, forgot to scoop up afterwards? That's a question addressed by a new campaign launched by the Prague 6 town hall. It features the slogan "Please clean up, so everybody likes us" - the dogs that is - and the idea is to shame dog-owners into doing their bit, and cleaning up after their pet. But, not all owners are getting the message.   More

Back to the 'homeland' and straight to the Archives

29-09-2005 14:16 | Brian Kenety

Founded nearly twenty years ago in a Sokol community hall in America's heartland, the Czechoslovak Genealogical Society International now boasts close to four thousand members, from all fifty states in the Union and around the globe. For the first time in its history, this society of amateur and professional genealogists held its biannual congress in "the homeland."  More

Nandanie and Asoke Weerasinghe - From Sri Lanka to Prague in the 1960s

27-09-2005 14:18 | Kay Grigar

In today's One on One I speak to Nandanie and Asoke Weerasinghe. Both are successful professionals in Alberta, Canada, thanks to their determination and a good education which started with a scholarship to study in Prague. Nandanie studied medicine at Charles University and Asoke engineering at Prague's Technical University. Prague is where they met; they eventually went on to complete their studies in Western Europe, emigrated to Canada and finally got married in their home country of Sri Lanka. They came to Czechoslovakia during the big changes of the mid 1960s. Many doors that closed for Czech students with the Soviet invasion of 1968, remained open for foreign students, granted they were successful in their exams. They had only had one year of intensive study to grasp the complexities of the Czech language. Now they are visiting the Czech Republic again, for the second time since their days as students here. Though eager to eat Czech food and drink Czech beer, the idea was not always so appealing for them. Asoke begins with his first impressions of Prague.  More

Has the media been painting a dark picture of life after sixty?

26-09-2005 16:31 | Dita Asiedu

Is there a qualitative difference between the various stages of the life cycle? Why do most Czechs believe that the elderly have no life? A study conducted throughout 2004 suggests the Czech media has been painting a grim picture of life after sixty.   More

South Moravian town preparing for annual garlic festival

19-07-2005 15:02 | Ian Willoughby

Buchlovice Chateau During the summer season many towns around the Czech Republic compete for tourists by putting on all kinds of festivals. Some towns have arts festivals of various kinds, while others celebrate all kinds of Czech folk traditions. Food and drink are also common themes, with Trebic for instance holding an annual potato festival. But surely one of the most unusual events of its kind has to be the "festival cesneku", or garlic festival, held every year in the town of Buchlovice in south Moravia.   More

Daria In and Out - the life of a Czech prima ballerina presented both on and off-stage

15-06-2005 14:36 | Dita Asiedu

Daria Klimentova, photo: Petr Nasic Prima ballerina Daria Klimentova is undoubtedly one of the most popular Czech dancers ever, with an impressive career in the Prague National Theatre Ballet, the Cape Ballet Company in Cape Town, the Scottish Ballet in Glasgow, and since 1996 the English National Ballet. On Tuesday, an exhibition of 60 photographs opened to the public in the foyer of the Albert Hall that depicts her career both on and off stage.   More

Is the Czech press developing at the expense of quality?

18-04-2005 14:58 | Martin Mikule

Like Czech society, Czech media have also undergone a crucial change since the fall of communism in 1989. But even though censorship disappeared with the coming of democracy, the Czech press is now facing other challenges mostly influenced by market economy conditions. What are the major papers in the Czech Republic and what is their quality?  More

Czech universities at a crossroads: questions of reform

07-02-2005 | Linda Maštalíř

With university entrance exams around the corner and the general elections only 4 months away, there is growing attention on the Czech Republic's system of higher education. There are some particular points of pride, such as the fact that Charles University's medical schools receive accreditation in the United States. Yet, there are also constant rumblings about the need to reform the system.   More

Historic building reopens on Prague's Wenceslas Square

23-09-2004 | Coilin O'Connor

The Melantrich building on Prague's Wenceslas Square will forever be associated with one of the most significant periods in Czech history. Leading figures in the Velvet Revolution, such as Vaclav Havel and Alexander Dubcek, addressed delirious crowds from one of its balconies in November 1989 on a day that will be remembered by Czechs for generations to come.   More



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