Monday, September 12, 2011

Radio Prague Today 9.12.2011

Articles posted on www.radio.cz today

Police intervene in attack of far-right extremists and locals against Romany housing unit in Varnsdorf

An anti-Romany march organized by a far-right party escalated when radicals were joined by locals in an attempted attack on a Romany housing unit in a small town in North Bohemia on Saturday. The event was only the latest in a series of racially-motivated incidents that have occurred in the region in recent weeks, where racial tensions between the Czech and Romany communities have been acerbated by high unemployment and a rise in crime.

Sports News 12.9.2011

In Sports News this Monday: Czechs mourn three hockey players killed in the Yaroslavl plane crash; in football, Vitkoria Plzeň prepare for their first Champions League game; tennis player Jiří Veselý loses in the US Open boys' singles final; the Czech men's volleyball team secures a spot in the European championships' play-offs; and Czech canoeist Kateřina Hošková claims the gold medal at the slalom world championships.

Eva Eislerová – Czech designer who reached top of jewellery world in NYC

The Czech artist and designer Eva Eislerová originally wanted to be an architect. Instead, she became one of the most highly regarded makers of art jewellery in the world, after emigrating to New York in the 1980s with her half-Czech, half-English husband, John Eisler. Today Eva Eisler, as she is known to her collectors, spends most of her time back home in Prague, where she teaches at the metals department at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design.