Wednesday, 18 September 2019

Prague is removing Airbnb key boxes illegally chained to light poles |
18 September 2019

People renting out flats in Prague via Airbnb or similar services have been storing keys in small combination safes chained to municipal light poles. The city has started removing the key safes, as attaching anything to the poles is illegal.

Prague sees drop in emergency service calls, but twice as many for scooter accidents |
18 September 2019

The number of injuries in Prague related to electric scooters doubled in July and August compared to the same time last year. Overall the number of incidents requiring a response from Prague's emergency medical services (ZZS) dropped slightly.

Student-to-teacher ratio in Czech Republic is double that of other EU nations |
18 September 2019

Czech teachers are overloaded compared to their colleagues in other European countries, according to newly released statistics by the Pedagogical Chamber. The data shows that while the number of students in the Czech Republic is growing, the number of teachers is not — and the high number of children in the classroom is leading to widespread burnout among Czech educators.

Prague's Staroměstská metro may get new exit just off of Old Town Square |
17 September 2019

A new exit closer to Old Town Square may open on the Staroměstská stop of Prague's Metro A line. An entrance leading to what is now called náměstí Franze Kafky was part of the original concept, but never built. With the planned renovation of nearby Mariánské náměstí into a pedestrian zone, the idea of a new exit nearby is again being discussed.

Ditch the killer high heels for good says new Czech study |
17 September 2019

A new medical study from the First Faculty of Medicine and General University Hospital in Prague in cooperation with a team from Turkish Hacettepe University is encouraging women to step into more sensible daily footwear in the name of protecting their musculoskeletal health.

See Prague through the eyes of acclaimed children's book illustrator at DOX |
16 September 2019

Prague's DOX Centre for contemporary art has opened its autumn season with an extensive exhibition devoted to world-renowned artist, illustrator, and author of children's books Peter Sís.

Screenshot cinema and bar opens in downtown Prague |
16 September 2019

A new screening room, bar, and gallery has opened in a historic underground space on Prague's Petrské náměstí.

Alfons Mucha's Slav Epic may return to Moravský Krumlov for temporary display |
16 September 2019

The Culture Committee of Prague City Hall has recommended temporarily returning Alfons Mucha's Slav Epic to Moravský Krumlov to be displayed for five years. The exhibition could begin in the summer of 2020.

Czech brewers report increased beer sales, with more interest in cans and less in plastic bottles |
16 September 2019

Czech breweries seem to have had a good summer. July sales were up 2% compared to last year's record, with over 33,000 more hectoliters more beer produced than at the same time last year. Exports helped to drive the figures, as well as moderate weather.

Bio Oko celebrates 10 years with a neighborly film festival and street fair |
13 September 2019

Neon-bedazzled art cinema Bio Oko in Prague's Letná district celebrates 10 years of its modern history from September 12 to 15, with films on the theme of neighbors. The celebrations will culminate on Saturday, September 14, with an outdoor festival on Křižíkova Street in front of the cinema.

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