Tuesday, 16 October 2018

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Czech pilot celebrates centenary of Czechoslovakia by round-the-world flight

Radio Prague |
14 September 2018

Czech pilot Roman Kramařík has completed a flight around the world in a small Cessna airplane marking the 100th anniversary of the foundation of Czechoslovakia. Over the course of 46 days, the one-time aerobatic pilot crossed three oceans and three continents, covering over 40,000 kilometres.

Online grocer Rohlík pledges to cut down single use plastics by end of year

Radio Prague |
14 September 2018

Czech online grocer Rohlík.cz has made a pledge to get rid of all single-use plastics by the end of the year. The shop has also introduced a filter option which allows its customers to buy only plastic-free products, spokesman Pavel Kučera said on Wednesday.

Church in Prague receives relic of Czech Marco Polo

Radio Prague |
13 September 2018

On Tuesday evening a special delegation from Italy delivered a relic to the Church of Our Lady of the Snows in central Prague. The holy object in question is a fragment of the remains of a Czech Franciscan missionary, who was among the first recorded Europeans to visit the Far East.

Petr Hájek named Architect of the Year

Radio Prague |
13 September 2018

The Architect of the Year award has been bestowed upon a renowned educator and architect, Petr Hájek, who the judges said has responded with experimental flair on a wide range of challenging projects.

Bořek Lizec: Centennial Gala to honour Chicago's role in Czechoslovak independence drive

Radio Prague |
13 September 2018

Bořek Lizec, Consul General of the Czech Republic in Chicago, has unearthed and preserved remarkable stories of Czech-American friendships and come to believe that, quite possibly, Czechoslovakia would not have gained its independence had it not been for efforts of the people of Chicago and the Midwest.

Czech birds are threatened by deadly African disease

Radio Prague |
12 September 2018

The outbreak of a dangerous African bird disease is killing blackbirds and other bird species in the Czech Republic. The mosquito-carried Usutu virus has spread to Europe from tropical and subtropical Africa and has been raising the bird toll across the continent.

Price of beer to go up

Radio Prague |
12 September 2018

Czechs will soon have to fork out more for the nation's most popular alcoholic beverage. Large breweries have announces a rise in beer prices as of October and others are waiting for the price of hops and malt to stabilize before making a similar announcement. A drought in central Europe this summer has seen the production of the famous Czech hops that give local brews their distinctive flavours drop by around 30 percent. To what extent this may affect the price of hops is not yet clear.

Labour minister proposes 15 measures to tackle poverty trade

Radio Prague |
12 September 2018

On Monday, the minister of labour and social affairs called for a wide-ranging interdepartmental effort to sort out the issue of rogue landlords preying on families living in socially excluded localities. A list of 15 specific measures will act as a common thread in the preparation of a series of government proposals aimed at limiting the poverty trade business.

Thomas Archer Bata: My childhood holidays were to shoe factories

Radio Prague |
11 September 2018

Thomas Archer Bata is in charge of global marketing for the Bata shoe company, which has more than 5,000 stores in over 70 countries all around the globe. He is the only member of the Bata family working at the famous firm, which his great-grandfather, Tomáš Baťa, founded in the Moravian town of Zlín at the end of the 19th century.

Sensors tested by the Czech Technical University in Prague could prevent bridge collapse

Radio Prague |
11 September 2018

Scientists from the Czech Technical University in Prague are testing sensors built into bridges that should be able to continually monitor the strain and tension within the construction. If successful, the system could help prevent bridge overloads and other technical problems.

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