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Temporary Disruption in Service

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We regret the disruption in our daily service, but would like to inform you that we will be relaunching the site soon with new articles on all aspects of life in the Czech Republic. Thanks for your understanding.  

Czech tennis player suspended for doping

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Czech tennis player Barbora Zahlavova Strycova has been suspended for six months for doping. It was the International Tennis Federation (ITF) that took the decision Thursday. Zahlavova Strycova tested positive for sibutramine in October. “She is suspended from competing during a period of six months, from 16 October 2012 to midnight 13 April 2013″, the […]

The Daily Goes on Christmas Break

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The staff and contributors of The Daily.CZ would like to wish all our readers an exceptionally merry Christmas and all the best of personal and professional success for 2013. We are closing down for the festive season from until Monday 7 January 2012, but look forward to keeping you informed about the latest events in […]

Child Obesity – Fighting the Fat with Martin Jelinek

Czech children are getting more overweight than 15 years ago

The latest statistics show the negative trend which most of the Western world already knows. The number of obese children is four times higher than in 1996. Five and half out of 1000 youth patients were obese in 1996. Today, doctors report this number as 20.5 per 1000 under-fifteens. The bigger shock was produced by […]

First Post-November Slovak PM Cic Dies in Hospital

Milan Cic (2.1.1932 - 9.11.2012)

One of the key figures of post-revolution Czechoslovakia, Milan Cic, died shortly after 10 am today at Kramare hospital in Bratislava aged 80, after being admitted for brain surgery in October. Among the many posts held by Cic, he was the first Slovak prime minister after the Velvet Revolution, from December 1989 until June 1990. […]

Lost in Translation: Young Czechs Lose Knowledge of Slovak

Great Moravia was a historical statehood where Slovaks lived together with Moravians (today part of czech Republic)  around 1200 years ago

It´s going to be 20 years on 1st January since the common federation split. The Czech-Slovak Federative Republic was buried and both nations declared their individual and peaceful independence. From 1918 to 1992 two nations were living together as one artificial nation. Czech and Slovak languages are mutually intelligible very much like Portuguese and Spanish. […]

The Vibrant Nine – Travel the World in a Day

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THE VIBRANT NINE – TRAVEL THE WORLD IN ONE DAY   Also this summer you can discover few corners of the world. All you need to do to travel far-away countries is to get on a tram direction to Podviní Park, where all the tastes, flavours, colours and rhythms from many foreign countries await. The 8th annual […]

LOG’s Randy Blythe and His Experience in a Czech Prison

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The famous singer of the metal band Lamb of God, Randy Blythe, spoke about his experience in Prague’s biggest prison in Pankrác in an interview to the renowned music-magazine Rolling Stone. The rock-star is accused of having caused fatal injuries to a fan, who died as the result of a head injury. The singer in […]

Czech and Slovak Version of Twitter Finally Launched

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Twitter, the  second biggest social network in the world after Facebook in terms of number of users, has finally submitted its localised language versions in Czech and Slovak. Twitter in the Czech Republic occupies only third position in the number of users, behind the aforementioned Facebook and  Google plus, the social network that the famous […]

Average Czech Income Quadrupled

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The average Czech income has quadrupled since its foundation a report on Hungarian news site index has reported. In the first year as an independent state, 1993, the average monthly household income was 3,751 crowns while in 2011 it had risen to 12,902 crowns. The results for pensioners are even better with the average pension […]

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