Compact archive February 4, 2009

Lee Dagger and DJ Neo at one Unique night

The November edition of the most successful night of Mecca – Meccamix, again brings an unique show. Returning DJ star Lee Dagger aka Bimbo Jones (UK) is the headliner, plays with the support of the most successful Czech house DJ and producer of all times – DJ Neo (Subliminal).

At the age of 22 he released his single at famous Subliminal. Until today, he had 7 albums done, 2 Grammy nominees and successful cooperations in studio with such a names as Jocelyn Brown, Soraya or Tara McDonald.

But that is not all – there will be the performance of young male vocalist and saxophonist El Jay with identical voice of Jay Jay from Jamiroquai, with the beautiful female vocalist Sandra, accompanied by truly beautiful dancers Ibiza Diva in Brazilian costumes, Meccamix inflatable decorations and silver confetti coming down from ceilings all night.

Entry: 290czk, VIP tickets: 990czk. Start 22:00, pre-sale Ticketpro. Club Mecca, U Pruhonu street 3, Prague 7.

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New Czech Invention Should Protect Against Ticks

blood cells The vaccination, which make a tick starve to death. That is the perspective that might be true if the newest discovery of Czech parasitologists proves to work.

A tick sucks blood only three times in its life. As a larvae, a nymph and finally only a female does need it for resources for eggs creation. In order the parasite gets enough, it must stay leeched for quite a long time. Enough time for transmitting viruses which are one of the most dangerous on our planet.

Ondrej Hajdusek and his colleagues from the naturalist faculty of Jihoceska Univerzita in Ceske Budejovice found out, how the parasite deals with too much toxic iron, which it swallows with blood of the host. They could essentially intervene with the digestive tract of these almost insects.

When the scientists blocked the specific protein, the blood accumulated in intestines of the tick, which died of hunger. If the vaccination development will be successful, the parasites could lose their appetite.

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Prague Main Train Station Changing into Shopping Paradise

The reconstruction has been underway for more than a year now, and we can already see shops that has been opened, but that is only a beginning; the new shopping zone is about to take 3 thousand square metres. It should be opened in April. The building, by which tens of thousands pass every day is getting new function, significant for our age. It gets a lot more dignity every hour.

So what should open in April? New restaurants, drugstores, bank affiliates, florists or new toilets. The glass facade has been replaced, as well as the roofs, new nets and and lights. The former Art Nouveau booking hall, now a cafe At the same time there will be a new customers centre of Czech Railways; with ticket shop, left-luggage office and information office.

The entry hall reconstruction should be finished in spring 2010. After, the revitalisation of the terminal building will be finished. The other step is Fantova Kavarna – secession café with beautiful interior, which will take three years. Still, one should expect there will still be restrictions.

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Prague Public Transport Trains Gaining popularity

Public Transport Trains are still getting more popular in Prague. It has been established just a few years ago – when you hear the message ‘přestup na liky typu S a další spoje’ while in train or metro, it means you can change to a train, which can take you to the other side of Prague without stopping. While it can seem seem as a risk at first, when one takes look at www.idos.cz and searches one’s connection, one finds out it can be really fast.

To pay for the train ride is not different from paying for the rest of Prague Public transport – either one buys a ticket in a vendor machine, the same as for metro and trams, or use the increasingly popular sms ticket. Even though some train stations still have the communist feel and look, to be fair it should be said that there has been done a lot for improvement. And the Main Train Station in Prague doesn’t look like a station at Ukraine anymore.

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Us3 concert in Prague

London jazz-rap group Us3 come to Prague on 14th April to Prague, to play again in the Lucerna Music Bar. Us3 publish in April 2009 a new, seventh studio album, so the fans will hear new tracks as well on the concert.

The group Us3 originated, when in 1991 the jazz musician an a promoter of Geoff Wilkinson first time produced music for TV shows and in the past he made keyboard player at John Mayall. Together, they made the song Will We Be in 21st Century? And The Band That Played the Boogie song a year later, which brought attention of the owner of Blue Note Records.

Us3 concert in Prague, 14th April 2009 at Lucerna Music Bar, tickets at Ticketpro.

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