Just like every summer, Czechs are setting off to forests all around the country armed with baskets and knives in their annual hunt for mushrooms, one of the most popular national pastimes. This season, recognition of the various fungi species may be easier than ever, thanks to a new mobile app which has recently been launched by a team of Czech developers.
A Czech tourist was injured in a knife attack on Friday in the resort of Hurghada in eastern Egypt, which left two dead and four wounded. The information has been confirmed by the Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which refered to the Egyptian authorities. The 36-year-old Czech sustained minor injuries to her leg and is being treated in a local hospital. Two German women were killed in the attack. The motives of the assailant who was arrested by the police are still under investigation.
The number of centenarians living in the Czech Republic in June has reached 523, according to newly released data by the Czech Social Security Administration. Out of that figure, 468 were women and 55 men. The country’s oldest inhabitant, a woman living in Prague, was born in 1910. The number of centenarians has been slightly decreasing over the past years, which is due the lower number of births during and after the First World War.
An increasing number of Czech tourists are spending their holidays on luxury cruise liners, the daily e15 reported on Thursday. The interest in cruises has nearly doubled over the past five years. Czechs are not interested only in the Mediterranean but they also look for more exotic destinations, such as French Polynesia, the daily wrote.
The 52nd Karlovy Vary international film festival comes to an end on Saturday night with the traditional glitzy awards ceremony. Alongside the announcement of this year’s prize winners, Hollywood star Jeremy Renner and veteran Czech director Václav Vorlíček will be honoured at the close of the biggest film event in Central and Eastern Europe.
Everyone knows how it feels to be under stress. Talking with students of Prague College, you realize that they all have to deal with stress on a daily basis. This led a Prague College student to create a rather unusual anti-stress campaign including all sorts of objects to help people relieve their stress.
The number of inhabitants in the Czech Republic got a slight bump in the first quarter of 2017, rising by 247 people. The current population of the country is 10,579,067. The bump was due to immigration, not new births during the first-three months which were outnumbered by deaths. From January to March, there were 31,804 deaths, the highest for the first quarter since 1994. The numbers were released by the Czech Statistical Office.
The number of deaths in the Czech Republic dropped by almost 3,500 in 2016 to total 107,750, according to the Czech Statistical Office. Most deaths occurred in December and the least in September. The Moravia-Silesia region topped the death toll figures although it doesn’t have the biggest population. Average life expectancy for men last year climbed to 78 years and for women to 82.7 years. The longest life spans are usually in Prague and the lowest in the Ústí region.
Did you know that some of the best marmalades are produced in the Czech Republic? At least according to a prestigious British competition called World’s Original Marmalade Awards 2017, which recently took place in Britain’s Cumbria. Marmalades produced by Jozefína Růžičková from South Bohemia won nine medals in competition with over 2,000 marmalade makers from around the world. What’s more, her products are now being sold by Fortnum & Mason, one of the most luxurious department stores in London. I spoke to Jozefína Růžičková during her visit to
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