Compact archive June 17, 2008

Coldplay in Prague O2 Arena

Coldplay are an British alternative rock band formed in London in 1997. The group comprises vocalist/pianist/guitarist Chris Martin, lead guitarist Jonny Buckland, bassist Guy Berryman, and drummer/multi-instrumentalist Will Champion. Coldplay has been one of the most commercially successful bands of the new millennium, selling over 30 million albums. The band is also known for its hit singles, such as “Yellow”, “Speed of Sound”, the Grammy Award-winning “Clocks” and their latest single, “Viva la Vida”.

Coldplay never intended to become England’s favorite rock & roll sons when their signature rock melodies ruled the charts throughout 2000. The Brit rock quartet yearned to mess around a bit, plucking their own acoustics for fun while attending the University College of London. All had been playing instruments since their early teens and had been influenced by the likes of Bob Dylan, the Stone Roses, Neil Young, and My Bloody Valentine.

Coldplay arrive to play in Prague O2 Arena on 22nd September 2008, while they are on their “Viva La Vida” tour. Seated tickets at 1 100 CZK, 1 400 CZK and 1 475 CZK, standing in front of the stage at 1 390 CZK and standing tickets at 1 290 CZK. Tickets at Sazkaticket.


It's decided: The new post-modern skyscrapers will be build in Prague

Another two skyscrapers will grow at Pankrac. Twenty years ago, Pankrac was a kind of left-aside place, close to the centre, yet somehow empty. Now, it has changed dramatically and another changes are planned – Pankrac is turning into the new Business centre of Prague. No matter how the denizens complain, those luxurious apartments and office complexes do not contribute anything to civic amenities, no matter that UNESCO intervenes.

Progress cannot be stopped, the city part of Pankrac already takes in account Pankrac will once become a changing station for new Metro line D, and ECM, the company that planed and now is going to build the Epoque residence (photo) have even more plans. They have reconstructed Motokov and Ceskoslovensky rozhlas buildings at Pankrac already. When they finish building Epoque, they want to build another eight post-modern buildings. At least one thing is indisputable – their designs are really professional.


Budejovicky Budvar – Budweiser – now even Bai De Fu

The well-known lager from Ceske Budejovice in the South Czech Republic starts to sell in China from 17th July. If Chinese decide to have a Budweiser, they are lucky. The name in Chinese – Bai De Fu means ‘A lot of luck’, something like good luck wish.

Budwar Chinese Etiquette Why would the well known brand rename? A Chinese is not able to pronounce Budvar or Budejovicky, so the business managers for East Asia decided to find a new name with locals, short and optimistic one.

The golden Czech beer starts in 13 million Shanghai. The Patent Office gave the Czech Brewery licence for whole China.


Japan Companies Bosses in CR: Czechs do not want to do morning exercises

morning exercise Bosses from Japan exercise the morning routine with smile. They know the moves from the pre-school already. You can imagine, how they are accepted by Czechs, who still feel yesterday beers and the loss in Euro, nota bene in the morning. MF Dnes informed about situation in a branch of Japan company Daikin.

“At the beginning, Czechs tried to see the funny side of it. But they run out of funny quite soon.” Says the personal manager. Meanwhile in Japan, those rituals deepen the bond between a boss and an employee, a Czech employee have it connected with communist totalitarian arrangements. “In a few months, such an aversion was put up against the exercises, Daikin had to cancel them.”


Man Wanted to Smuggle Grass-snake in His Underwear

Natrix tessellata The foreign policy have arrested a man at Brno airport with a Natrix tessellata grass snake in his pants. Literally. This kind of snake lives for example in Turkey.

The foreign police have seized the man of Czech nationality, travelling to Brno from Burgas in Bulgaria. The speaker didn’t mention, whether the underwear smuggler is a snake breeder or vendor, or what he intended to do with it.

According to the speaker of foreign police the 32-yo man probably committed an offense. The snake was taken to the Brno Zoo, where it is probably to stay.