Compact archive November 23, 2006

Czech Jagr is the best European player in NHL

Just two days ago the headlines of newspapers were full of Jagr’s success. He scored his 600th goal in NHL. And just two days later Jaromir Jagr became the best European ice hockey player in NHL concerning the number of goals.

It happened during the match against Carolina when the captain of Rangers, Jaromir Jagr, scored two more goals and got ahead Finish player Jari Kurri. For Jagr it was his 1131st match in NHL. Happy Jagr said that “it’s a great feeling. Kurri used to be our idol, the whole Europe watched him”.

Now he is on 15th place on the list of top players. He needs only few more goals to overcome the record of other players – Dino Ciccarelli with 608 goals, Bobby Hull with 614 goals and Brendan Shanahan with 615 goals. Jagr said to MF Dnes that he would like to score more then 700 goals in his career and be one of the 10 best players in NHL.

Concert of The Ecstasy of Saint Theresa cancelled

The concert of the music band The Ecstasy of Saint Theresa was cancelled due to the illness of the singer of the band. The concert was planned for this Monday. Instead of this date, fans can hear the band on 29th January 2007 again in Palace Akropolic (Kubelikova 27).

The band released their new album Watching Black (EMI/Escape) just few days ago. This album will be introduced on the Prague’s concert. According to the band, the new album is more carnal and communicative from the older ones.

Tickets bought for Monday concert are still valid. New tickets can be bought through Ticketpro for 240 CZK or in the cafe Akropolis for 220 CZk and on the day of the concert for 250 CZK.


Calendar Pirelli in Prague

Exclusive calendar Pirelli 2007 came to Prague yesterday. This 34th calendar offers pictures of five world stars in bed – Sophia Loren, Hilary Swank, Naomi Watts, Lou Doillon and Penelope Cruz. Photographs for this year were made by Dutch pair Inez Van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin in California.

The calendar is only printed in 30 000 pieces. There are only a few pieces for the Czech Republic. President Vaclav Klaus is one of the lucky people. Yesterday the calendar was also presented in Prague. One of the people who visited the presentation was also Petr Horni, who owns all 34 volumes of the calendar.

The calendar is also meant for charity. Its exclusivity makes it a good article for auction. In the Czech Republic, there is only one piece available for sale. The auction will start on 5th December on portal The profits will be given to Masaryk Memorial Cancer Institute. Last year the institute got 139 000 CZK.

Christmas cribs in Prague Castle

Prague Castle will present the most beautiful Christmas cribs from the whole Czech Republic. On the place where Shakespeare’s festival takes place every summer, the Supreme Burgrave’s House, the visitors can admire more then 30 Christmas cribs.

The exhibition organized by SCHOK Agency will show historical cribs as well as the modern ones so that visitor can learn about styles during the centuries. Several Christmas cribs are available for sale.

The exhibition will be open from 27th November until 14th January 2007 from 9:00 to 17:00. The profits from collected entrance fee (5 CZK children, 20 CZK adults) will be given to charity – to the Endowment Fund of Livie and Vaclav Klaus (Nadacni fond Livie a Vaclava Klausovych).


New time table of Czech Railways

Czech Railways (Ceske drahy) issued a new time table that is valid from 10th December. This time table brings a lot of changes in quantity of connection and the prizes of tickets.

Trains Pendolino will be prolonged from Prague to Bratislava and Vienna. The trains will go to Bratislava once a day, to Vienna twice a day. New EuroCity trains will go to Zilina (SK) via Horni Lidec, which will safe 50 minutes of traveller’s time. The train connection from Prague to Ostrava will be 13 minutes faster. There will be about 5,5% more trains running in the Czech Republic.

Czech Railways plan to increase the prizes of return tickets and customer fare (for this fare you need to own In-customer card). Tickets for journeys more then 50 kilometers long will be 12 % more expensive. When you buy a customer card, you will have 30 % discount on tickets no matter how far you travel.