Compact archive May 13, 2008

Judges against parental physical punishments ban

The union of judges said no to the proposal of Dzamila Stehlikova to ban physical punishment. Such a law would be unnecessary and interfere with privacy.

“Instead of proposals of banning slaps of a child’s hand or other part of body we should focus more on using of present possibilities” the head of Judges Union Jirsa stated.

The Psychologist Petr Smolka points out, the possible ban would take one important eduction means away from the parents. “I have heard there wouldn’t have to be any sanctions in the law though, but then it doesn’t make sense. I can even imagine a situation. When an adolescent would threaten his parents he would inform against them at the social service, if they didn’t let him to a disco.”

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Dancehall Queen CZ Contest

The evening programme of the show is to find the Queen of dancehall! For the heat-up there are prepared Dub in Da Trip starting 19.00, the contest starts 20.30, you can look forward to Selectrors and Swamp Safari Sound System.

This years dancing competition takes the form of an all-night party. The speciality is any dancer girl can compete in the dancehall rhythm, and to show which rhythm they have inside. Of course there will be professionals too, the information you want can be found at

The Event takes place on Friday 16th May 2008 in Rock Café, Narodni 20, Prague 1


Chelsea to give Cech new salary: 112t € a week

The agent of the famous Czech goalkeeper Petr Cech wanted to start negotiations about the new contract, the club came first with the offer. It now seems Petr Cech will enter ‘the best paid football goalkeepers of the world’ club. Chelsea plans to negotiate in summer, but the news of how much the club will be willing to spend show up already.

According to the Evening Standard Czech will be offered, whether he agrees with sale increase to 90t pounds (2,8 mil czk) a week. The Czech football representative has a contract until 2010, but now he is going to negotiate new conditions of the contract. Chelsea is so prepared to increase Cech’s salary of about 20.000 pounds a week.


The Marionette Festival Prague

The Marionette Festival presents puppet theatres from tents of countries. The 20th annual year of the festival is organized under the lead and patronage of the city of Prague and the city part of Prague 1. The International Institute of Marionette of Art Mgr. Todor Ristic, President of Festival

hurvinek - probably the most famous czech puppet Among more than three tens of puppet companies, there will be puppeteers from Thailand, China, the Netherlands, Belgium, Brazil and Iran. Many of their representative institutions have provided patronage for the project.

The performances will be initiated in the Mestska Knihovna (City Library) by a puppet show from Bangkok, also supplemented by screenings of puppet films (from the Czech Republic it will be Jiri Trnka fairy-tales.

The performances (up to seven a day) will be taking place in Kinsky Palace on the Old Town Square, where the institute resides, and also in Divadelko Karlova 44.

Shorter pieces will be possible to see directly on the Old Town Square.


Buddhist Temple to grow in Prague

Small, hidden it a small villa in the North of the country, in Varnsdorf, there lies the first Buddhist temple in the Czech Republic. There are plans to build a new one in Prague, which hosts a numerous Vietnamese community, who would pay for their house of workship.

Vietnamese community will have its religious center in Prague. Where exactly it will be, is still held a secret.

According to the report of MFDnes, those professing Buddhism recruit from Czech lines increasingly more often, right now it is the sixth most expanded religion in the Czech Republic. Why would Czechs practice Buddhism? There are benefits, regardless of a nation – through honestly practicing meditation, one can achieve calmness, patience, sensitivity, clear critical realization of oneself.