Compact archive August 11, 2008

Peking Olympic Games – Czechs have 2 medals already

Czechs – a nation of sharpshooters. Such can be the impression that Czech sportsmen have left after first two days at the Peking Olympics. On Saturday, the gold went to Katerina Emmons, for air-gun shooting, yesterday it was David Kostelecky in trap shooting.

The gold story of Katerina Emmons, the ex-model whose American husband is a shooter himself, became an internationally-known story. She also won the first medal of the whole OG. Immediately after, she started to cry, and stayed very moved through whole evening, when she got the gold.

Sport shooting is traditionally a successful sport for Czech sportsmen, but gets highlighted only once in four years at the Olympics. Anyway, the Olympics have just started, and Czechs already have more golden medals that the country gained during the last OG in Athens.

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Letna – dancing, trapeze-flying

If the idea of circo nuevo or new circus speaks to you, there is nothing to worry, you can just come. No caged animals, no tigers jumping through fire, just people making the most unbelievable tricks look easy-peasy.

All those who like modern acrobacy, theatre or juggling are welcome to come at the Letni Letna festival (Summer Letna festival) The main theme of this year season is ‘being in the air’. To participate have promised over 30 theatres with 90 performances.

The star of the first week is the French company Cie Moglice – Von Verx with their I look up, I look down. Two graduates of the French circus school are going to show acrobacy and dance on a four-metre tall iron blockstone, on one of its sloping sides, respectively.

Last year attracted about 16 thousands visitors to this Letna park festival, expectations for this years are similar. For those who come there is a bar and café prepared, there are painting and juggling workshops for kids.

Letni Letna: 21st August till 3rd September

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Prague Tourist PDA Proposal

Prague information service came with a new project; Prague could be inter-connected by an information system, unique in the world. What is it about? All the services for tourists should be packed into one small computer. A tourist, who arrives to Ruzyne airport should have the chance to rent this device, which will accompany him on his way in Prague – plan his routs, reserve theatre tickets, guide him through the sights, and help him to find an adequate restaurant.

If the city accredits the project, it could start working the next tourist season already. If it will be useful, it could be tailored up to a Prague citizen’s need and distributed for them as well. The PDA (Personal Digital Assistant) start at 250€/apiece.

Swimming in Prague Vltava River? At one's own risk.

To jump into Vltava river during those hot summer days is something that comes into a lot of minds. The water doesn’t look that bad, but the instinct of self-preservation warns it doesn’t have to be completely safe. Or is it?

The Prague newspaper Denik investigated, whether is it safe, Zdena Staskova from the Hygiene station of Prague said: ”According to our measuring, the water in Vltava is not suitable for swimming. But- it is probable that 90 out of 100 wouldn’t have any problems from it.”

Clearly, those who should avoid swimming in Vltava are those sensitive to allergies and with sensitive mucosa. If anyone swallows some Vltava water in Prague, there may be some tummy sickness. At least one should take a shower afterwards.

There is enough of those, who don’t care about water quality and go to swim anyways. A lot of them group at Smichov Beach, even more at Zlute lazne, which have showers, bars, newly also a nudist beach.

Hip Hop Kemp Festival

Hip Hop Kemp is an international hip hop festival held every August in eastern Bohemia, Czech Republic. It is one of the biggest hip-hop festivals in Europe, with an audience of almost 20,000 hip hop lovers. The latest festival has been confirmed to take place from the 22nd to the 24th of August in Festival Park, Hradec Králové.

The team at Hip Hop Kemp are dedicated to providing with an aesthetically pleasing festival.. With that in mind this years warm-up party became a free affair. So if you come down on Thursday evening to see the best Czech DJ’s spinning quality tracks for free.

For the hygiene side, the organizers promise there will be a team of TOI TOI supervisors to make sure the toilets are clean and good to go, they have also acquired 48 special showers with regulated water for Hip Hop Kemp 2008. These showers are capable of washing 500 people in an hour.

There is also a special beach located next to the festival site. There will be a beach bar and sand for you sun worshipers out there! Also, they have sorted lamps for the night time in the festival park and campsite, so you won’t have to deal with total darkness.

Line up

THE ROOTS /USA/
ATMOSPHERE + BROTHER ALI /USA/
PHAROAHE MONCH /USA/
ARMY OF THE PHARAOHS (Outerspace, Reef The Lost Cauze, King Syze & King Magnetic /USA/
Turntable Jazz Live (DJ Rafik, DJ Adlib, Ben* + FRANK NITTY of F’N‘D, GUILTY SIMPSON & ILLA JAY) /USA/D/
U.N.I.T.Y. B-GIRL STAGE (Bahamadia, Roxanne Shante, Apani B, Eternia, Stacy Epps, Invincible, Mauikai, La Mala, …)
KENNY MUHAMMAD THE HUMAN ORCHESTRA /USA/
eMC (Masta Ace, Wordsworth, Punchline, Strick) /USA/
KANO /UK/
KOOL SAVAS /D/
MR.LIF & AKROBATIK /USA/
ZION I /USA/
LOOPTROOP ROCKERS /Swe/
PETE PHILLY & PERQUISITE /NL/
NATO /USA/
SNOWGOONS SOUNDSYSTEM ft. SICKNATURE /D, DK/
STIG OF THE DUMP /UK/
DJ LOGAN SAMA /UK/
DURRTY GOODZ /UK/
CHIPMUNK /UK/
COKI /UK/
LEEROY (ex-Saïan Supa Crew) /FR/
WAX TAILOR /FR/
MAJORS (DJ Static, Nat Ill, DJ Noize, J-Spliff, Negash Ali) /D/
O.S.T.R. /PL/
TPWC (Sokol & Pono) /PL/
2CZTERY7 + FLEXXIP & EMIL BLEF /PL/
OLLI BANJO /D/
HUSS & HODN /D/
KONTRAFAKT /SK/
VEC /SK/
MOJA REČ /SK/
ZVERINA /SK/
STRAPO /SK/
SEDLÁCI /SK/
LÚZER /SK/
GULOS POTROL /SK/
PIO SQUAD /CZ/
IDEAFATTE /CZ/
PSH/CZ/
BPM /CZ/
TAFROB /CZ/
NAVIGATORS /CZ/
ILLUZIONISTS /CZ/
SIDE 9000 /CZ/
ANS /CZ/
MACHINE FUNCK /CZ/
MIRETZ & ES-HA /SK/

Hip Hop Kemp, Festival, 22-24 August 2008, 21st August warm-up with Djs for free. Location: Festival Park Hradec Kralove. Tickets:
Until the 20th of August (including): 44 EURO. At place: 48 EURO At: Ticketpro

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