Monday, August 1, 2011

Radio Prague Today 8.1.2011

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New traffic regulations target serious offenders

August 1st has brought into force an amendment to the road law which aims to simplify the penal points system in place by being more tolerant of minor offenses while increasing punishment for dangerous driving. The new measures are the second phase of a reform aimed at making Czech roads safer.

Lucie Kostelecká, bringing the sounds of South Africa to Czech audiences

Czech singer Lucie Kostelecká fell for the charm of South African music during her stay in that country several years ago. Lucie even studied singing with South African teachers, and when she returned home after three years, she decided to bring the songs by the acclaimed singer and human rights activist Miriam Makeba to Czech audiences. On Saturday, she performed at the Africa Day held at Prague's riverside Žluté Lázně. Unfortunately, it was a cold and drizzly day but when I sat down with Lucie, she told me it had been a great show despite the rain.

Sports News 1.8.2011

In Sports news this week: Czech swimmer Barbora Závadová comes in seventh in the Women's 400m Individual Medley Final at the FINA World Championships, the results of the Czech World Cup 2014 qualifying group are announced, the Czech team faces Spain in the final of the European Under-19 Championship, and the Czech soccer top flight resumes after summer break.