Marc Márquez of Spain won the Czech Grand Prix at the MotoGP in Brno on
Sunday. The rider with the Repsol Honda team covered the Brno Circuit,
which was shortened to 20 laps due to rain, in 39 minutes and 24 seconds.
The 26 year-old Spaniard finished two and a half seconds ahead of last year’s winner Andrea Dovizioso of Italy and has increased his lead over him to 63 points. Australian Jack Miller finished third.
The Czech Republic’s Jakub Kornfeil came ninth in the Moto3 category.
Prime Minister Andrej Babiš is due to visit Turkey in September, along
with a delegation of Czech businessmen. Mr Babiš and the head of the Czech
Chamber of Commerce, Vladimír Dlouhý, will launch a business forum in
Istanbul, the spokesman for the chamber told the Czech News Agency on
The Prime Minister said earlier that he would like to discuss the unfinished thermal power plant Yunus Emre, in the north west of the country, which was built with the help of Czech companies. The Czech Chamber of Commerce will also organize bilateral meetings between Czech and Turkish businesses in the Turkish capital Ankara.
The Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs is alarmed by the repeated mass
arrests of demonstrators in Moscow. Riot police in the Russian capital
arrested some 600 people on Saturday in an attempt to suppress a protest
rally that had been banned by authorities.
The ministry has called on Russian authorities to respect basic rights and freedoms and fulfil their obligations ensuing from Russia’s membership in OSCE. Saturday’s rally was the last in a series of protests, triggered by a refusal to let opposition candidates stand in Moscow parliamentary elections.
Average temperatures for the season are expected in the coming four-week
period, according to the long-term weather forecast issued by the Czech
Hydro-Meteorological Institute issued this weekend.
The coming week will be the warmest, with temperatures of around 25 degrees Celsius. Towards the end of the four-week period, temperatures should to drop to around 21 degrees Celsius. Precipitation should also be average for the time of year, with most rainfall expected in the coming week.
One of the Czech Republic’s most-highly respected film festivals – the
Summer Film School in Uherské Hradiště – wraps up on Saturday with the
screening of a documentary film by Olga Sommerová about the Czech singer
songwriter Jiří Suchý, founder of the legendary Semafor theatre.
The 45th edition of the festival featured over 200 films, as well as concerts, debates, shows and debates. Among the notable guests this year were Czech director Hynek Bočan, Polish filmmakers Lech Majewski and Wojciech Smarzowski, and the Slovak actor Milan Lasica.
Police are monitoring a techno party in Čížkov, near the west Bohemian
town of Pilsen, this weekend. Some 2,000 people are attending the event,
which got underway on Friday night. Police have been dealing only with
minor offences related to transportation and drug abuse, police spokeswoman
told the Czech News Agency on Saturday.
This Saturday marks 15 years since an infamous police crack-down on a huge illegal techno music festival, known as Czechtek, which had spilled over onto private property. The intervention left dozens of people injured on both sides.
Leading philosophers from all around the world will gather in Prague next
week for the International Congress of Logic, Methodology and Philosophy of
Science and Technology. The four-year event, organised by the International
Union of History and Philosophy of Science and Technology, will take place
at the premises of the Czech Technical University in Prague’s Dejvice.
One of the three main lectures will be delivered by Heather Douglas, a world-known philosopher of science best known for her work on the role of values in science, the importance of science for policymaking, and the history of philosophy of science. The motto of this year’s event is "Bridging across academic cultures".
A painting by Czech artist Pasta Oner will be auctioned at London’s
Sothebys in autumn. The picture, called Pipe and Phone, is currently on
display at Kodl art gallery in the centre of Prague. Its purchase price is
estimated at 280,000 to 420,000 thousand crowns.
The annual Sotheby’s auction, called 20th Century Art: A Different Perspective, showcases works by important modern and contemporary artists from Central and Eastern Europe. It is due to take place from November 4 to 12.