Compact archive September 6, 2007

Madeleine Albright in the Forum 2000 Conference in Prague

Tens of significant intellectuals and politicians from all corners of the world will come to Prague in October to attend the conference Forum 2000 that is tightly linked with the former president of the Czech Republic Vaclav Havel.

The main stars of this year’s conference organized under the title ‘Freedom and Responsibility in Politics, International Law, Media, and Business’ will be former U.S. Ministry of Foreign Affairs Madeleine Albright, journalist legend Christianne Amanpour, famous French philosopher Andre Glucksmann or the leader of Belorussian opposition Alexander Milinkevich.

The invitations were sent also to the former president of Iran Muhammad Chatami and the British ex- Prime Minister Tony Blair, however their attendance is not probable.

The 11th Forum 2000 Conference will be held in Prague Crossroads, formerly St. Anne’s Church in Prague’s Old Town and Zofin Palace on 7th – 9th October 2007. At the last year’s conference the media paid attention mainly to Tibet Dalai Lama.

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The building of the Czech Radio is under reconstruction

The building of the Czech Radio is a protected cultural heritage. It was open in 1933 and it has always served as a Czech (or Czechoslovak) Radio. Now it’s going to be completely reconstructed.

The first phase of the reconstruction was realized in 2004 – 2005, the second one that starts these days should take two or three years. The aim of the reconstruction is to create a radio building complex bordered by street Vinohradska, Balbinova and Rimska.

Almost all of the 400 employees have already left the building. The last people should abandon the building in the middle of September. The reconstruction will cost more than 500 million Czech crowns, one tenth of the sum will be subsidized by the state.

Changes in the public transport due to the Mattoni Night Grand Prix

Already this Saturday Prague will become the venue of the Mattoni Night Grand Prix. The night run in the streets of Prague will affect the city transportation in the centre of Prague between 19:30 and 22:30.

There will be tram service disruption in the section Narodni divadlo (National Theatre) – StaromestskaCechuv most and in the section Malostranskacrossroads near Letensky tunnel.

Line no. 12 in the section Ujezd – Nadrazi Kapitana Jarose will be rerouted via stops Narodni trida, Vaclavske namesti (Wenceslas Square), Masarykovo nadrazi and Namesti Republiky.

Line no. 17 in the section Karlovo namesti (Charles Square) – Nabrezi Kapitana Jarose will be rerouted via stops Vaclavske namesti, Masarykovo nadrazi and Namesti Republiky.

Line no. 18 in the section Narodni divadloMalostranska will be rerouted via Ujezd and Malostranske namesti.

Bus line no. 133 from the stop Ohrada will be shortened and terminated in Florenc.

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Sport festival JoyRide in Prague

More than 20 kinds of sport and 10 musical bands will wait for everybody who comes to the sport-music festival JoyRide, one of its kind in Europe, to Cisarska louka in Prague-Smichov on Sunday 9th September at 12:00. The entrance is for free, as well as the boat transportation to the island.

The organizers want to show that there are much more sports than just football or ice hockey. Visitors can look forward to such sports as bike trial riding, wakeboarding (also called ‘summer snowboarding’), water scooter racing, surfing, kite boarding, poweriser, footbag, dragon boat racing, airsoft, paintball or parachuting.

The visitors of the festival doesn’t have to be only passive watchers. They can try paintball, airsoft, climbing wall, archery or beach rugby.

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The access to the metro station Mustek - B will be closed

Due to the replacement of escalators in the metro station Mustek on line B, the entrance and exit from the station to the vestibule in Jugmannovo namesti will be closed. The closure will start on Monday 10th September and it will be finished on Friday 7th December 2007.

The entrance and exit from metro station Mustek line B will be available only via the station Mustek on line A. The subway underneath Jungmannovo namesti together with the information bureau of the Prague Public Transport Company will be open to the public.

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