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Dashing through the cold!

Nearly 40 people participated in the Fifth annual Santa Speedo Dash Saturday, Dec. 3, starting at Giesenbrau Bier Co. in New Prague. It was 7 degrees Fahrenheit making for a very brisk 1K run that was open to all ages with several people dressed in Christmas themed clothing. The run was to raise funds for the Alzheimer’s Association. For more see an upcoming print issue of The New Prague Times. (Patrick Fisher photo)
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AP photo catches key moment before Japan's World Cup goal

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — From most angles, it looked like the ball went out of play just before Japan scored its winning goal in the 2-1 victory against Spain in the World Cup. Associated Press photographer Petr David Josek took a photo from above that appears to support the referee’s decision to allow it. Josek’s image was taken Thursday night from a narrow catwalk, high above the field at the Khalifa International Stadium. A catwalk is an elevated platform just under a stadium’s roof that allows a small group of photographers to shoot a game from above. With Spain up 1-0 at halftime, Josek stayed where he was in the second half, rather than moving to the other end in anticipation of another goal from the 2010 World Cup champions.
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He's the Bad Boy of Chess. But Did He Cheat?

The day before he beat the greatest chess player in the world, Hans Niemann was a curly-haired 19-year-old American known only to serious fans of the game and mostly as an abrasive jerk. Everyone, it seems, has a story. Like that time in June, when he’d lost in the finals of a tournament in Prague, then stood in the ballroom of the hotel where the event was held and ranted against the city and the accommodations.
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Prague Christmas Markets

In this post, I will share my Top 5 Christmas markets in Prague, so you do not have to spend your entire Christmas vacation searching for the best ones. Before we get into it, I have a quick tip for your advent market visit: bring cash! Most vendors will accept cards in 2022 but definitely not all of them.

The painting Toyen Mirage was sold at today’s auction in Prague for 31.2 million crowns

After today’s auction, the impressionist oil of the important Austrian painter Maria Egnerová Bright Spring Morning from the end of the 19th century also has a new owner. It was sold for 5.6 million crowns, while it started with an amount one million less. An oil by Otakar Kubín called View of the garden from the artist’s studio “Bouda” from the early period of the artist’s work was sold for 7.6 million crowns, Sokolová said. The starting price was four million crowns.

The Prague Astronomical Clock.

Located on the side of Old Town Hall within Old Town Square, at Staroměstské nám. 1, 110 00 Josefov, Czechia, the Prague Astronomical Clock is a must-see for anyone visiting the city. Not only is it beautiful, but it’s also incredibly historic, as it’s the oldest working clock still in operation – ✨anywhere in the world✨.

“Los Chrismos” by Los Bitchos

Los Bitchos recently released Let The Festivities Begin (Los Chrismos Edition), an expanded version of their debut LP (originally released in February on City Slang) including new songs: “Los Chrismos” (released as a single last month) and “Tipp Tapp” – which means “Tipp Tapp” will be available for the first time digitally. In other news, the band have announced 2023 European dates with King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard.

More suspicious packages found at Ukrainian embassies — RT World News

Police in the Czech Republic have analyzed suspicious packages at the Ukrainian embassy in Prague and a consulate in Brno, discovering “animal tissue” in one of the letters. Kiev’s foreign ministry claims that several of its diplomatic outposts have been mailed rotting flesh and animal parts in recent days. The Czech national police announced on Friday that the Ukrainian consulate in Brno had been evacuated and bomb technicians sent in to investigate a “suspicious shipment.” Shortly afterwards, the force announced that the package did not contain explosives, but “animal tissue.”Police then announced that “a similar shipment” arrived at Ukraine’s embassy in Prague. Bomb technicians were deployed to examine the package, which the police said “looks similar to the one that arrived in Brno.” Again, it was found to contain animal tissue.Kiev ordered its embassies to tighten security after a package containing an explosive device was delivered to the Ukrainian embassy in Madrid on Wednesday. The parcel detonated in the hands of an employee.Further explosive packages were delivered to the US embassy in Madrid, Spain’s Defense Ministry, the residence of Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez, a satellite center at the Torrejon de Ardoz air base, and the Instalaza arms factory in Zaragoza, which produces grenade launchers intended for Ukraine.While Ukrainian Defense Minister Aleksey Reznikov blamed Russia for the spate of letter-bombs, Moscow denied the accusations and Spanish investigators have reportedly ruled out Russian involvement. Spanish authorities believe the letters were all sent by a single individual, and that the explosive material inside was of a kind commonly found in garden fireworks.

Hong Kong – Hong Kong celebrates 25th anniversary in Prague (with photo)

Hong Kong celebrates 25th anniversary in Prague (with photo) ************************************************************. The Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, Berlin (HKETO Berlin) hosted the opening of the 18th FILMASIA festival on December 1 (Prague time) with the Czech premiere screening of the Hong Kong comedy film “Chilli Laugh Story”. The film is featured under the cinematic programme of “Making Waves – Navigators of Hong Kong Cinema” at this year’s festival, taking place from December 1 to 6, as part of HKETO Berlin’s celebration programme for the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.

Prague is launching a subsidy program for preparatory study courses for Ukrainian youth

Secondary schools, municipal districts or organizations operating in Prague can apply for subsidies to support the zero years in secondary schools for Ukrainian youth. The courses will take place from January to December 2023, applications can be submitted from today until December 9, 2022. The capital is thus responding to the high level of migration wave caused by the same war in Ukraine. {poll title=”Poll:” id=”3445″ /}