Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Radio Prague Today 8.8.2012

Articles posted today

Candidates prepare for regional and Senate elections

Tuesday marked the final day that candidates could register for regional and Senate elections this autumn. Candidates will contest 27 seats in the Senate, while others will vie for posts in 13 regional assemblies.

New owner promises bright future for world's largest pneumatic post system

The Czech capital boasts many historical monuments but few of its residents realize it is also home to the world's last preserved pneumatic post. Using simple laws of physics, messages and small parcels were shipped though the system of pipes until the network was severely damaged by the 2002 floods. But now, 125 years since the Prague pneumatic post was first launched, a Czech businessman promises to bring it back.

Czech owner of Prague Bar in London still looking for true Czech cocktail to serve

Excluding the Czech Olympic team and its fans, there are an estimated 50,000 Czechs living in London. Most of them came in search of better – or better paid – jobs but some have also set up their own businesses. One of them is Luděk Dvořák, who came to the British capital over a decade ago from Litvínov, in the north of the Czech Republic, and opened his own bar. Today, Mr Dvořák runs two bars in London, both called Prague. One of them is located in the trendy area of Shoreditch, the other just a few minutes' walk from the Czech Olympic House in Islington.