Monday, 21 May 2018

Radio Prague

Mary Hockaday: Top World Service boss discusses station's role - and her own early '90s Prague stint

Radio Prague |
15 May 2018

As controller of BBC World Service English, Mary Hockaday is one of the most senior executives at the globe's biggest radio station.

Czech state forest boss felled amid calamitous bark beetle infestation

Radio Prague |
15 May 2018

The head of the state-owned forestry company Lesy ČR, Daniel Szórád, has been sacked by the Minister of Agriculture in resignation Jiří Mílek. The reason? The continuing calamitous impact of bark beetle infestation in state forests and the former boss's apparent inability to do something about it.

Noir is the new black in Prague

Radio Prague |
14 May 2018

If you enjoy noir crime stories with their troubled, ambivalent heroes and creepy, underworld settings, you are in for a treat. Akashic Books in New York have just added Prague to their award-winning series of original noir anthologies.

Czech glassmaker produces glass case for Danish royal sarcophagus

Radio Prague |
11 May 2018

This year the studio of Czech glassmaker Zdeněk Lhotský concluded work on a truly unique project – a four-tonne glass case that will serve as a sarcophagus for Denmark's Queen Margarethe II.

Czech tourism sees significant rise in first quarter stays

Radio Prague |
11 May 2018

The Czech tourism sector has witnessed a buoyant first quarter with guest figures up 11.4 percent compared with the same period in 2017.

ČEZ: Temelín nuclear plant could operate for 60 years

Radio Prague |
11 May 2018

ČEZ says it sees no obstacle in the Temelín nuclear power plant operating for 60 years. The state-controlled power company said a technical and economic investigation found no fundamental safety or technical reason why the first reactor could not operate until 2060 and the second unit until 2062.

2018 Prague Spring promises "feast of stars" and celebration of Czechoslovakia centenary

Radio Prague |
11 May 2018

Final preparations are underway for the Prague Spring music festival, which begins on Saturday evening with the traditional rendition of Smetana's My Country at the Municipal House. As always, it will showcase a plethora of major names in classical music. But this year there will also be a special focus on the centenary of the foundation of Czechoslovakia.

Czech electricity giant highlights positives from disappointing first quarter results

Radio Prague |
11 May 2018

Czech electricity producer and distributor ČEZ has announced a 17 percent drop in first quarter profits to 7.3 billion crowns. Turnover dropped by 14 percent to 45.4 billion crowns.

This April Prague's second warmest in almost 250 years

Radio Prague |
10 May 2018

This year's April was the second warmest in Prague since 1775, when a weather station at the city centre Clementinum first began keeping records. The average temperature in the fourth month of the year was 15.6 degrees Celsius. This was over 6 degrees Celsius warmer than the long-term average for April.

Czechs showcase destruction and conservation of Syrian heritage during civil war

Radio Prague |
10 May 2018

The Czech National Museum on Wednesday opened an exhibition in Prague outlining what has been lost and what has been saved during the civil war in Syria.

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