Morning News Headline: Czech Tennis Player Bouzková Wins Prague Open

August 1, 2022

sports Czech tennis player Bouzková wins the Prague Open

Tennis player Marie Bouzková triumphed at this year’s Livesport Prague Open tournament and claimed her first career win on the WTA Tour. She beat Russia’s Anastasia Potapova 6-0, 6-3 in Sunday’s final at Sparta Prague’s courts in Stromovka. The 24-year-old Prague native, who was ranked 66th in the world before the tournament, became the fifth national winner of the Prague tournament since his inclusion on the WTA Tour.

elections Pavel catches Babiš, Nerudová strengthens

At the beginning of the summer, according to the conclusions of Median, Andrej Babiš would win the first round of the presidential election with 25.5% of the votes. Petr Pavel would finish behind him with 21%, followed by Josef Středula (9%). Meanwhile, Danuše Nerudová (7%) doubled his support at the start of the summer.

the tragedy Ivana Trump buried in a golf course to avoid taxes

The remains of Czech-born Ivana Trump have been placed in a grave at Donald Trump’s golf course in Bedminster. From a tax point of view, the area could fall under the category of cemeteries and funeral homes, which would exclude it from tax liability.

Ivana Trump, who died earlier this month at 73, is the first known person to be buried on the golf course, where Donald Trump and his family spend a lot of time during the summers.

transportation Fewer people die in accidents in Czechia than a year ago

According to the preliminary police report, 33 people died in road accidents in the Czech Republic in July, 12 less than in annual comparison. The last tragic accident of the first half of the summer vacation happened on Sunday in Děčín, where a motorcyclist crashed, reports ČTK.

July 31, 2022

Time New heat wave forecast for Czechia this week

The Czech Republic is expected to experience increasingly high temperatures this week according to the latest forecast from the Czech Hydrometeorological Institute. Sunday and Monday will see high temperatures in the upper 20s, and the heat wave will peak on Thursday with temperatures expected to reach up to 36 degrees Celsius.

With heavy rain this weekend, a wildfire warning has been lifted for most of the country, except for areas surrounding Bohemian Switzerland National Park, where the fire continues to rage. A flood warning is in effect for parts of Moravia, including a high degree of danger in the Beskydy Mountains region.

Sports Marie Bouzková will contest her first WTA title in the Prague Open final

Tennis star Marie Bouzková beat fellow Czech Linda Nosková 7-6, 6-3 in the Prague Open semi-final on Saturday to secure her place in the final match, which will be played today from from 1:00 p.m. on the center court of TK Sparta Praha in Stromovka. . Bouzková will face Russia’s Anastasia Potapova, who beat Wang Qiang on Saturday and knocked out top seed Anett Kontaveit on Friday.

Bouzková, who is seeded eighth in the tournament, won every set she contested at this year’s Prague Open; she will play for her first-ever WTA title in Prague this afternoon. In March, Bouzková defeated Potapova in three sets in a Miami Open qualifying match.

Nature New project hopes to document invasive species

What is this bug? It could be an invasive species. A new project hopes to document sightings of potentially harmful insects in the Czech Republic, and you can help. Thanks to, anyone with a smartphone can take a picture of an unknown insect and upload it to a database for expert identification.

So far, users have uploaded more than 1,500 photographs of insects considered non-native to the Czech Republic, and more than 1,000 of them have been confirmed by experts as invasive species. About ten different non-native species have been identified through the project, while a total of 39 invasive species are known to exist in the Czech Republic.

Film Summer Film School Film Festival kicks off 48th year in Uherské Hradiště

Czech film festival Summer Film School officially kicked off its 48th season in Uherské Hradiště this weekend. This year’s festival opened with the screening of the new documentary Michael Kocáb – Rocker versus Politician, a look at the Czech musician and political figure by acclaimed filmmaker Olga Sommerová.

“During the revolution he showed himself to be a good strategic thinker, he organized a lot of things, he had a lot of ideas,” Sommerová said of Kocáb at the festival. “One of his great actions was to have proposed and promoted Václav Havel to the presidency.” This year’s summer film school will run until August 4. It is the largest and oldest non-competitive film festival in the Czech Republic.

July 30, 2022

Sports Czech tennis stars advance to Prague Open semi-finals

Czech tennis players Marie Bouzková and Linda Nosková have qualified for the semi-finals of this year’s Prague Open, which ends in the Czech capital on Sunday. Bouzková beat Russia’s Oksana Selechmeteva 6-3, 6-0 on Friday, while Nosková beat Japan’s Nao Hibino 6-3, 4-2. The two Czech stars will face off today at 1:30 p.m. on the center court of TK Sparta Praha.

“Linda is a great player and another Czech youngster, so I expect a tough game,” Bouzková told reporters after her victory on Friday. “Since we practiced together for a day, I know she plays quite aggressively.” The winner of the Czech match will face the winner of a match between Russia’s Anastasia Potapova and China’s Wang Qiang on Sunday. Potapova knocked out top seed Anett Kontaveit on Friday.

Time Weekend rain hits Prague, misses Czech Switzerland

About 60 millimeters of rain hit the central and southern regions of Bohemia on Saturday morning, and more rain is forecast for these regions until Sunday. Yet only a few millimeters of rain fell in Czech Switzerland as firefighters attempt to put out a wildfire that has raged in the region for a week.

“The low pressure passing over our territory and further east brings much needed moisture,” the Czech Hydrometeorological Institute wrote on Facebook. “Over the past 24 hours, significant precipitation has occurred primarily due to a combination of thunderstorms and rain.” Due to the rain, a fire alert was canceled in most of the country.

Music Pop Messe alternative music festival kicks off in Brno

The alternative music festival Pop Messe kicked off its second edition on Friday at the Za Lužánkami football stadium in Brno. About 5,000 people are expected at the festival this weekend, according to festival spokesperson Radek Babička. The festival’s guests are mostly young and also include foreigners, according to organizers.

As last year’s festival was limited due to the pandemic, this is the first full-fledged edition of the Pop Messe festival. Czech rapper Smack One, local rockers Prago Union, American band Alger, Ukrainian musician Morwan, Ugandan rapper MC Yellah and British band Bicep are among the performers at the festival, which runs until Sunday.

Food Czech ice cream prices have risen this summer, but interest remains high

Prices in Czech ice cream parlors have risen across the board this year, according to an informal survey by the Czech News Agency. Prices at Prague’s popular salons Puro Gelato and Crème de la Crème have risen around 10% from a year ago, officials said, while prices at Adria Gold, which supplies around 900 salons in across the country, have increased by about 30% compared to last year. -year.

The Prague shows did not report a drop in sales this year, although some flavors had to be removed from the menu due to supply shortages. “We were forced to remove certain types of ice cream due to the lack of raw materials,” said Jan Hochsteiger, director of Crème de la Crème. “Supplier cuts are now totally common, whereas they were practically non-existent before Covid.”

Accident Czech tourist dies in Slovakia’s Tatra Mountains

A 69-year-old Czech tourist who has been missing for two days has been found dead in Slovakia’s Tatra Mountains, Slovakian news channel TA3 reported on Friday evening. The tourist most likely fell from the mountain, according to police spokesman Daniel Džobanik.

Police had been searching for the man for two days using a drone and sniffer dogs. One of the dogs eventually found the body in the cold little valley at the foot of the mountains. A Mountain Rescue spokesman told TA3 the death was caused by a fall, but the distance of the fall was not known.

Berta D. Wells