Compact archive July 31, 2007

67% people are satisfied with Prague police

Prague people are least satisfied with the work of the police than people in other regions of the Czech Republic. Even though the number of satisfied people has grown from 56% (2004) to 67% (2007), it’s still the lowest in the country.

25% of Prague people are totally dissatisfied with the work of the police, the country average is 22%. Prague people also feel least safe – only 82% feel safe in comparison with almost 90% in the whole country.

Unfortunately, Prague is also on the sad top in the number of corruptions of police officers. Prague people would also welcome more police officers on the streets than citizens of other towns or villages in the Czech Republic.

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Svetlana Portnyansky in Prague's Spanish Synagogue

Svetlana Portnyansky If you want to enjoy great Jewish music performed by the leading Jewish singer in beautiful spaces of Spanish Synagogue in Prague’s Jewish quarter, visit Svetlana Portnyancky’s concert “Favorite and Famous – the great Jewish and International Masterpieces”.

Svetlana Portnyansky is a successul solo Jewish singer born in Russia and currently living in the USA. She’s been giving concerts all over the world, bringing the Jewish culture, music and tradition to the whole international Jewish community.

Her Prague’s concert, the first one in the Czech Republic, will take place in Spanish Synagogue (Dusni 12 / Vezenska 1) in Prague on Tuesday 14th August 2007. Tickets can be bought via Ticketpro for 1,500 – 1,000 CZK.

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The Magic of Eastern Africa in Prague

Ethiopia / photo by Ruda Svaricek Famous traveller and photographer Rudy Svaricek will share his experiences and adventures in a new photo exhibition called The Magic of Eastern Afrika.

The large-format photographs in this exhibition will take us to the interesting part of Africa – Ethiopia. The pictures will tell stories about its inhabitants and the jewels of architecture and will present the country as a country of contrasts.

The exhibition starts tomorrow in the exhibition hall of the Botanical Garden in Prague-Troja. You can travel in your mind to Africa every day between 9:00 and 19:00 until 31st August 2007.

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Czech roads are the sixth dangerous in Europe

Czech roads are the sixth most dangerous roads out of 24 surveyed countries in Europe. The research was made according to statistics showing how many people died on the roads per 100,000 inhabitants.

The most safe roads are in the Netherlands, then in Norway and Sweden. The most dangerous roads can be found in Greece, Poland and Belgium.

Only the last three weeks it cost 89 lives on Czech roads. According to analysts, high mortality on roads has several reasons. Czech people don’t fear the new road law any more, there are not many police officers on the street, the quality of roads is bad and especially many drivers are aggressive and reckless.

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Mamma Mia! will come to Prague

Mamma Mia! Czech audience will see for the first time the famous musical Mamma Mia! created by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus from legendary Swedish band ABBA.

The musical is full of hits of ABBA, such as Dancing Queen, The Winner Takes It All or Voulez-Vous. Since the premiere the musical has already earned 2 billion USD and has been seen by more than 30 million people. It has been translated from English into 8 languages, such as Korean or Flemish.

Mamma Mia! will be played in Sazka Arena in Prague from 10th to 18th October 2007. Tickets for Prague’s performances will be available from 1st August 2007 via Sazkaticket.cz.