Monthly Archives: September 2004

Renting made easy

Written by: Jiří Vašek True, vacation time is behind us, but that doesn’t mean you can’t tour the countryside with your friends on horseback, in canoes, or on mountain bikes. You don’t have to invest in expensive equipment nowadays, you can just rent it. Online agencies can help. http://www.raft.cz Renting a boat or raft and…

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Bohemian bathrooms go worldwide

Written by: Klára Smolová Photo by: Jan Vágner During the 13 years since its founding, Ravak, a manufacturer of shower stalls, bathtubs, and bathroom fixtures, has become a leader on local and European markets, with a presence in the East. Patrik Kreysa RAVAK’S HISTORY is similar to many others this magazine has presented. Two friends…

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Tracking down the trendsetters

Written by: Kristína Havasová, Jason Hovet, Anita Lišková In creative industries, trends come and go; a trendsetter, however, comes, stays, and pushes their industry to the next level. A trendsetter is also sometimes hard to spot – a fact The Prague Tribune learned in researching this story. ONE SURPRISING FIND was the scepticism that surrounded…

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Martin Jahn: “We have to finish what was started”

Written by: Jason Hovet, Philippe Riboton Photo by: Vojtěch Vlk He’s the new vice prime minister in charge of economy; but he’s mainly the young smiling face of the Czech government. The Prague Tribune brought three business leaders to Martin Jahn’s office in order to ask him what his plans are. The Prague Tribune (PT):…

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The best of Riga

Written by: Anita Lišková & Todd Shaw Photo by: allphoto images Older than both Stockholm and St. Petersburg, this cosmopolitan capital was once revered across Europe as the “Paris of the North”. Already the de facto Baltic business capital, Riga is firmly on the tourist map, with visitor attractions and a proliferation of renovated hotels,…

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July/August 2004

Gypsy hurricane The autumn part of the “Respect Plus 04” concert cycle will begin at the Palác Akropolis with the world-renowned Balkan brass ensemble Kočani Orchestar. This group, which unleashed the current Roma music mania, has inspired the likes of the Macedonian composer Goran Bregovič and performed in recordings of the Romanian “outlaw” group Taraf…

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Carlo Capalbo, president, Prague International Marathon

Written by: Anita Lišková Art: Nenad Vitas What did you want to be when you were a kid? The Mayor of Napoli, the city where I was born. In which country would you like to live? In my country: Europe. What truth about yourself would you like people to know? That I enjoy giving more…

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Look & Listen

movies Catch 22 Based on Joseph Heller’s best-selling novel, this surreal black comedy centers on a WWII bombardier trying to cope with the insanity of war. While the film originally appealed to fans of political satire, Hollywood buffs will find it an entertaining curiosity with its now-famous cast. Lara Croft – Tomb Raider 2-disc set…

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September 2004

Compiled by Anita Lišková “The only sacrificial lamb for everyone is the former prime minister, who is going to be promoted to the position of EU Commissioner, which is a unique award for governmental failure.” – commented president Václav Klaus about the state’s crisis solution. “I don’t have such a deep social thinking as my…

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Miroslav Antl: Fateful moment

Written by: Monika Mudranincová Photo: Martin Šára For twenty-three years Miroslav Antl (49) was a state prosecutor. He was called a loose cannon, and the underworld took up a collection for his assassination. His career culminated in 2001, when he was named director of the Bureau of Investigation, and three months later deputy president of…

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