Monthly Archives: October 2005

The secrets of wine from Porto

Written by: Petr Tůma Port wine has a robust to extravagant flavor, which is based on the juice from red grapes stabilized with alcohol. The first taste may cause uncertainty, but when you succumb to it – what a delight! foto archiv Port is much, much stronger than table wine, so you sip it slowly.…

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The art of detail

Written by: Štěpánka Strouhalová Photo by: Věroslav Sixt Ivana Novotná As a designer, Ivana Novotná is modest to a rare degree. “I don’t want people to notice my dresses. I’d rather they noticed the lovely women wearing them,” she says. IVANA NOVOTNÁ’S first practical experience with design was for the socialist firm Triola, designing mass-produced…

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Pursuing Czech citizenship

Written by: Halka Jaklová Photo by: René Jakl Are you living as a foreigner in the Czech Republic, and are you interested in becoming a Czech citizen? You have the following options. Acquiring and losing citizenship in the Czech Republic is governed by Law No. 40/1993 Coll. This law stipulates that one can acquire citizenship…

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Balancing power

Written by: Renée LeMoine Photo by: Vojtěch Vlk “As a result of my hard work, determination and focus, I have been very successful in my job. However, my peers are jealous of my success and consequently say and do things that are unfair, causing me undue stress. Success and the suit of envy that accompany…

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Margot Klestil-Löffler: “Life teaches you to be a good boss”

Written by: Monika Mudranincová Photo by: Vojtěch Vlk The Austrian ambassador in the Czech Republic is an experienced leader with a long running career in diplomacy. She has a simple recipe for team management: work a lot and laugh a lot. You started your diplomatic mission in the Czech Republic in March this year. Can…

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Postcards from Frankfurt

Written by: Jan Tuček The 2006 automotive year started in the middle of September with the IAA auto show in Frankfurt. From this city of skyscrapers and high finance we brought at least a few postcards representing the most interesting automotive news. Maybe you’ll choose your next car from one of them. Fiat Grande Punto…

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ISSUE #117

Written by: Todd F. Shaw Head candy Sennheiser seals its reputation as the classiest name in headphones with the HD600, a stylish and high-tech headphone that mates art and science. The HD600 uses an open, over-ear design to eliminate unwanted resonances and optimally position its large, dynamic drivers just outside your ears – so they…

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Golfing adventures

Written by: Jiří Vašek If you’re looking to add some excitement to your golf game, just grab your clubs and visit one of these “extreme” courses. You may not improve your handicap, but you’ll come home with some great photos. http://www.lofoten-golf.no/english.php In his book “Way to the North”, Karel Čapek called the islands about 100…

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Securing data around the globe

Written by: Milan Duda Photo: Tomáš Kubeš Martin Sýkora While many firms need large product portfolios to ensure success on a given market, two products were enough for Kerio Technologies to shine brightly in the IT world. KERIO IS MAINLY associated with the development of the WinRoute product line, and its story is strongly reminiscent…

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A peek inside the sex industry

Written by: Jason Hovet, Milan Duda, Klára Smolová Taken as a whole, the sex industry in the Czech Republic – from prostitution, strip clubs and sex shops to erotic magazines, films, and the internet – is big business, with a share of gross domestic product to rival many smaller sectors. Lights, camera, action! Jana Jurásková…

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