Czech weekend headline: Petra Kvitová advances to final in Cincinnati

Sports Petra Kvitová advances to Western & Southern Open final

Czech tennis star Petra Kvitová advanced to the Western and Southern Open final after beating American Madison Keys 6-7, 6-4, 6-3 in a hard-fought match Saturday. Kvitová will play her 40th career final today, and her first in eleven appearances at the Cincinnati Open, when she takes on France’s Caroline Garcia at 8:00 p.m. Prague time.

“It was unbelievably tough. I expected it to be tough, but I didn’t expect it to be this tough. Madison played unbelievably,” Kvitová said after the game against Keys. “I was immediately a game behind […] but I tried to keep fighting, I tried to calm down and wait for the opportunities that eventually presented themselves.”

Story Czech Republic celebrates anniversary of 1968 Soviet invasion

Events around the Czech Republic today mark the anniversary of the Warsaw Pact invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968, when Soviet tanks entered the country on the night of August 20-21. A total of 72 people were killed and more than 700 were injured during the first days of the invasion.

Today in Prague, government officials, including Prime Minister Petr Fiala, will honor the memory of the victims of the invasion at the Czech Radio Building on Vinohradská Street from 11:00 a.m. From 5:00 p.m., the Výstaviště exhibition center in Prague will host the NeverMore 68 concert.; the concert will feature performances by Ukrainian music acts as organizers draw parallels with current events in Ukraine.

Time Locations in Moravia threatened by extreme rainfall

Rain is forecast for much of the Czech Republic early this week, and an extreme precipitation warning remains in effect Sunday for most parts of Moravia. Rainfall continues in many other parts of the country, and small rivers and tributaries across the country are at risk of flooding.

The Czech Institute of Hydrometeorology has issued a warning for extreme rainfall in parts of the Moravian-Silesian region, Prostějov and Konica in the Olomouc region and Moravská Třebová in the Pardubice region. Residents of these areas are advised to limit outdoor travel due to the risk of flooding, landslides and falling trees.

Music Thousands Attend Mácháč Festival Despite Heavy Rains

Despite heavy rain this weekend, thousands of people attended the 20th anniversary of the Mácháč open-air beach festival at Lake Mácha in the Czech Republic this weekend. The festival culminated on Saturday evening with a performance by Berlin electronic music producer Paul Kalkbrenner.

“There is not much [covered] there, so we got wet on Friday,” Tereza, a festival attendee, told ČTK. “But they sell raincoats here and most people don’t care, they jump and dance and have fun.

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Time Bohemia hit by overnight rains, storm warning issued in Moravia

Parts of Bohemia have been hit by heavy rain in the past 24 hours, with flood warnings issued for parts of the southwestern Czech Republic this morning by the Czech Hydrometeorological Institute. Regions from Prague to Pilsen reported 20 to 50 millimeters of precipitation from Friday to Saturday, with a maximum of 85 millimeters recorded at a measuring station in Zbiroh, near Pilsen.

The most intense storms have now moved to the eastern half of the country, with a strong storm warning in effect for most parts of Moravia today. A severe storm warning for western parts of Moravia and very heavy storms for eastern parts of Moravia is in effect until midnight, with an additional heavy rain warning in effect for eastern parts of Moravia until midnight. see you Monday.

Silver Average Czech inflation is expected to reach 16% in 2022

The annual inflation rate in the Czech Republic is expected to stand at 16.2% by the end of the year and fall to 8.8% in 2023, according to a new report released Friday by the Ministry of Finance. Over the rest of 2022, year-on-year inflation rates in the Czech Republic are expected to be around 20%.

“Russian aggression in Ukraine has triggered a dangerous macroeconomic cocktail of declining performance of European economies and rising inflation,” notes Czech Finance Minister Zbyněk Stanjura. “In addition to ensuring enough energy is available for our households and businesses, [inflation] is the main economic problem we have to face.”

Company Owner of Czech multiplex chain Cinema City declares bankruptcy

Cineworld, the second largest multiplex operator in the world and the first in the Czech Republic, is preparing to file for bankruptcy in the coming weeks, reports the Wall Street Journal. Its cinemas around the world have seen a drop in visitor numbers following the coronavirus pandemic. Cineworld owns Cinema City, which operates a total of thirteen multiplexes across the Czech Republic, including six in Prague.

The filing will not affect the operation of local multiplexes, according to a spokesperson. “Any questions related to the recent media announcement relate only to the internal financial affairs of the Cineworld Group and will have no effect on the operation of our multiplexes or the visitation of our customers,” said Lenka, Head of Marketing. by Cinema City Czech Republic. Tiché told reporters.

food drink The Czech Republic uses 340 million single-use coffee cups a year

On average, 340 million single-use coffee cups are consumed in the Czech Republic each year, according to a study conducted by EKO-KOM. The study follows a new law banning single-use plastics in food packaging that was signed by Czech President Miloš Zeman earlier this week.

According to the study, around 77% of single-use coffee cups consumed in the Czech Republic have plastic lids. In the EU, 36.5 billion coffee cups and 24 billion lids are consumed each year. The total amount of plastic waste resulting from single-use plastics used for food packaging in the Czech Republic is around 25 million kilograms per year.

Art The oldest ceramic relic in the world is once again on display in Brno

The Venus of Dolní Věstonice is once again on display at the Moravian Museum in Brno after a three-year hiatus as part of a new Stone Age exhibit, museum director Marek Junek told reporters. Dating from 29,000 to 25,000 BC. AD, the Venus is the oldest known ceramic piece in the world with a few other figures discovered nearby.

The Venus was discovered in Brno in 1925 alongside some figurines representing animals. “At the time, our territory was the world center of human civilization,” Martina Galetová, curator of the new exhibit, told reporters. The Stone Age exhibition at the Moravian Museum in Brno will continue until February.

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