Monthly Archives: October 2004

The Bacchus Report: Discovering mythical treasure

Written by: Libor Ševčík Thanks to the Olympics, Greece basked in the spotlight of the world’s populace. This focused interest on everything Greek, including wine, and the country was recently host to elite sommeliers at their world championship. foto: Věroslav Sixt No matter where you go in Greece, you’ll find two typical agricultural products –…

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La Bodeguita del Medio: A taste of the tropics

Written by: Tim Gosling Photo: Dorothea Bylica It is said that expatriate writer Ernest Hemingway had a hand in inventing the Mojito cocktail at La Bogeduita del Medio in Havana. Fast forward fifty years or so and that same drink is being mixed in La Bodeguita del Medio, only this time in the center of…

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Peugeot 407 SW: light and comfort

Written by: Jan Tuček The interior of the new Peugeot 407 SW, a five-door model of distinctive lines uncommon in a traditional station wagon, offers unusual light and comfort. THIS DYNAMIC LOOKING, 4.76 meter-long car stands out with its elegant rear end with slanted windows meeting the rear body columns, as well as its panoramic…

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The best of Ljubljana

Written by: Anita Lišková & Todd Shaw Photo by: www.isifa.com Since its break from the former Yugoslavia in 1991, Slovenia is no longer the well-kept secret for travelers it once was. Nevertheless, its persistently peaceful capital, curled under its castle-topped hill, is still a wonderful antidote to much of Europe’s crowds and high prices. Robert…

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Vision of the future

Written by: Štěpánka Strouhalová Photo by: Věroslav Sixt Filip Streit For years, Filip Streit’s designs have received awards at leading competitions or attracted interest at international exhibitions. However, he’s still waiting for invention to come into vogue in Czech industrial production. STREIT’S DESIGN studies are always interesting for their view into the future. First he…

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Glass games

Written by: David Creighton Photo by: Hana Hamplová There’s a happy symmetry about the interiors of the Prague office of the British Council, which moved to its new premises last year. The designer was acclaimed Czech architect Eva Jiřičná, who has lived in Britain for over 30 years. She worked in conjunction with Prague firm…

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Keeping competition clean

Written by: Halka Jaklová Photo by: René Jakl Do you know when it’s possible to sue for court protection when you feel that someone has injured your firm’s reputation? The Commercial Code covers such cases in §50, which governs unfair competition. It defines such actions as derogation and stipulates that it constitutes the statement or…

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Big boss types

Written by: Renée LeMoine Photo by: Vojtěch Vlk Studying our CEO has done little to clarify what type of management style she uses. She appears to be making her own rules and answers to no one but herself. Men and women at the summit of any organization may be different in terms of age, personality,…

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October 2004

Jubilee tones The coming season of the Capital City Prague Symphonic Orchestra, FOK (Film Orchestra Concert), celebrates the 70th anniversary of the orchestra’s founding. The gala concert on 12 October is dedicated to this anniversary, and works performed will be reminiscent of the original activities of the orchestra – which focused on film music, opera,…

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