Monday, October 8, 2012

Radio Prague Today 10.8.2012

Articles posted today

Czech patriot Josef Čermák: I could not live under communism

My guest today is Josef Čermák, a very sprightly 88-year-old Czech who was born in 1924 in a small village called Skury just outside of Prague. He studied law and in 1949 emigrated to Canada and he's lived here ever since. He has served as the president of both the Czech and Slovak Association of Canada and also Sokol, Canada, and he is also the author of a number of books, including It all Began With Prince Rupert – The Story of Czechs and Slovaks in Canada.

Areva excluded from multi-billion dollar Temelín contract

The state-run power company ČEZ has excluded France's Areva from a multi-billion dollar contract for the completion of the Temelín nuclear power plant, leaving just two contenders - Russian and US firms - in the running for the country's biggest-ever energy deal. The news has left analysts speculating on the political and economic implications of this development.

Sports News 8.10.2012

In Sports News: boxer Lukáš Konečný returns to Prague bloodied but unbowed following loss in title fight; Lev hockey forward Voráček suffers knee injury putting him out of action for a month; in hockey, Zlín slip into second spot in the standings; and short-tempered Řepka, who plays for football club České Budějovice, sees red.