Compact archive November 27, 2006

International Christmas Bazaar Prague 2006

This annual Christmas charity bazaar is organized by the Diplomatic Ladies Association of Prague. It will offer Christmas exclusive gifts and food specialities from more then 50 countries of the world.

The proceeds from the event (tickets are sold for 50 CZK) will be given to Czech charitable organisations. Visitors can look forward to a lottery.

The International Christmas Bazaar Prague 2006 takes place in the Congress Hall of Hotel Hilton Prague (Pobrezni 1 street) on 3rd December from 10:00 to 16:00. Tickets are available in Hotel Hilton.

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More bridges over Vltava in Prague

Prague is going to have more bridges over the River Vltava. The reason is simple: the number of bridges is not sufficient for the increased volume of traffic.

The building of the first, 35 meters long, bridge should start in 2009. It will connect Prague’s Troja with Holesovice. The bridge will be not only for cars but also trams. Also new foot bridges will connect island Stvanice with Karlin and Holesovice with Karlin a Rohansky island.

There are 17 bridges over Vltava now, four of them are railway bridges, one is designed only for trams. The longest bridge in Prague, Zeleznicni bridge (railway bridge), is 1100 meters long. Longest bridge for cars is Libensky bridge with 780 meters. The oldest bridge in Prague is Charles bridge finished in 1402.

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Prague among the most competitive regions

Prague’s region belongs to the most competitive regions in the EU. That is the statement of Sheffield University in Great Britain and the George Washington University.

The most competitive region in the EU (out of 118 regions) is Brussels which has the highest GDP per capita. Then it is Finnish Uusimaa including Helsinki. Nokia mobile company is seated in this region. Then it is Paris and Stockholm. Only two regions from the new EU member states are in the first ten regions – Prague and Bratislava.

The most competitive country in the EU is Finland, then Luxembourg, Switzerland and Norway.

Competitive index measures investment, employment in research and development, number of patent applications, highway accessibility, productivity, wages, public transport capacity, etc.

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Dog Eat Dog in Prague tonight

Ten years after their latest concert in Prague, Dog Eat Dog are going to play in Prague’s Lucerna Music Bar tonight. Their concerts is held within their European tour where they introduce there new album Walk With Me (2006).

This American band is popular among fans of rock, rap or hip-hop. The current lineup of the band consists of Dave Neabore (bass), John Connor (vocals), Brandon Finley (drums) and Matt Salem (guitar).

Dog Eat Blog’s concerts starts in Lucerna Music Bar (Vodickova 36 street) at 21:00. Tickets are still available in the box office of Lucerna Music Bar for 400 CZK. After Prague’s concert the band performs in Brno, Frydek-Mistek and Havlickuv Brod.

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Exhibition of Danish architecture in Prague

Jaroslav Fragner Galerie (Betlemske namesti 5a) in Prague offers an exhibition of architect projects, this time young Danish architect Bjark Ingels and studio B.I.G.

Studio B.I.G. takes part in many architectural competitions all over the world. It is the winner of the competition for a new building for EXPO 2010 in Shanghai. Projects of B.I.G. are novel and has environmental undertones.

The exhibition is held under the auspices of J. E. Jorgen Bojer, the Danish ambassador in Prague. The exhibition is open every day (except Monday) from 10:00 to 18:00 until 17th December.

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