Monday, February 28, 2011

Radio Prague Today 2.28.2011

Articles posted on www.radio.cz today

The foreign ministry says Czechs seeking to quit Libya have been evacuated.

The foreign ministry says Czechs seeking to quit Libya have been evacuated.

The head of the Czech archaeological mission in Egypt has returned to the country to assess the prospects for restarting work.

The head of the Czech archaeological mission in Egypt has returned to the country to assess the prospects for restarting work.

Legendary film director Otakar Vávra is celebrating his 100th birthday.

Legendary film director Otakar Vávra is celebrating his 100th birthday.

The Franz Kafka Association has called for letters by Franz Kafka to be bought in auction.

The Franz Kafka Association has called for letters by Franz Kafka to be bought in auction.

President Václav Klaus has hit out against political correctness.

President Václav Klaus has hit out against political correctness.

Sports News 28.2.2011

In Sports News: Tennis player Tomáš Berdych will return for the Czech Republic's opening Davis Cup round against Kazakhstan; in hockey, Plzeň lose their best-of-five preliminary round playoff series against Litvínov, while Karlovy Vary force a decider against Slavia; the spring season opens in football with Jablonec's David Lafata scoring a hat-trick against Liberec; in the English Premier League, Birmingham – with Czech defender Jiránek – triumph over Arsenal to win the Carling Cup.

Author Arnošt Lustig dies at 84

The Czech Jewish writer, Arnošt Lustig died in Prague on Saturday at the age of 84. A survivor of several Nazi concentration camps, he made the Holocaust the central theme of his work that includes novels Dita Saxová, A Prayer for Kateřina Horovitzová, Lovely Green Eyes, and many others. He also worked as a reporter at Radio Prague in the 1950s.

Jakub Mareš – pioneering the co-working concept in the Czech Republic

Jakub Mareš is one of the operators of the Hub, Prague's biggest co-working centre. They are a new kind of shared working environment where people whose main tool is their notebook computer can rent a desk for as many hours a week as they need. Located in a former printing factory in the Smíchov district, the Hub features a large open office space, meeting rooms, a bar and lounge area, and even a summer terrace. When we spoke there recently, I asked Mareš (30) why he and his colleagues had launched the project in Prague, and why now.