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#Czech Republic

# czech-republic - Monday 27 February, 2012

From The42 Family business: Henderson replaces the injured Westwood Call-up This post contains videos

Family business: Henderson replaces the injured Westwood

The Portsmouth keeper will join up with the senior squad ahead of Wednesday’s game with the Czech Republic.

From The42 Squad update: Kelly and Westwood ruled out Euro 2012

Squad update: Kelly and Westwood ruled out

The pair won’t be involved in Wednesday’s friendly with the Czech Republic at Lansdowne Road because of injury, while Kevin Doyle and Keith Fahey sat out training today.

# czech-republic - Monday 20 February, 2012

From The42 McClean and Green called into Ireland squad for Czech friendly Euro 2012

McClean and Green called into Ireland squad for Czech friendly

“Absolutely buzzin and honoured to be called up to represent my country,” Sunderland winger James McClean says on his first international nod.

# czech-republic - Wednesday 15 February, 2012

From The42 Ireland climb to 20th in FIFA world rankings IN The Ascendancy

Ireland climb to 20th in FIFA world rankings

The nation are at their highest position in over six years according to the world football governing body.

# czech-republic - Tuesday 14 February, 2012

EU nations call on Dutch government to condemn far-right website

The website, set up by the far-right Freedom Party, asks people to report central and east Europeans “for general nuisance, pollution and labour market displacement.”

From The42 Ireland v Czech Republic tickets going for €10 COYBIG

Ireland v Czech Republic tickets going for €10

Sponsors Three are flogging 1,000 cut-price tickets for the February 29 friendly this afternoon.

# czech-republic - Thursday 9 February, 2012

From The42 Trap Watch: What is the current state of affairs? Euro 2012

Trap Watch: What is the current state of affairs?

We take a comprehensive look at the squad ahead of Friday morning’s announcement for Ireland’s friendly with the Czech Republic.

# czech-republic - Friday 3 February, 2012

From The Daily Edge Column: Cardinal Rules – On cross-cultural exchange Humour

Column: Cardinal Rules – On cross-cultural exchange

This week, the (not) Primate of All Ireland and his colleagues ruminate on multicultural Ireland and embrace the “great big melting pot our little island has become”.

# czech-republic - Thursday 2 February, 2012

Heavy snowfall traps 11,000 people in Serbia

meanwhile, the death toll from the sub-zero temperatures hitting eastern Europe this week has risen to 122.

# czech-republic - Friday 13 January, 2012

Budweiser buys Czech brewer in bid to seal control of Budweiser brand

Anheuser-Busch comes a step closer to ending its long-running dispute with a Czech brewery by buying a local rival.

# czech-republic - Saturday 7 January, 2012

Czech Republic grants asylum to husband of former Ukraine PM

Oleksandr Tymoshenko, the husband of the former Prime Minister of Ukraine Yulia Tymoshenko, has accused the Ukrainian authorities of pursuing a vendetta against him.

# czech-republic - Friday 6 January, 2012

UK: No evidence for routine removal of breast implants

There are fears over the safety of implants made by French company PIP. The British government says there’s no evidence to say implants should be removed – but will pay for removal for anyone who wants it.

# czech-republic - Friday 23 December, 2011

Czechs pay tribute as former president Vaclav Havel laid to rest

Foreign leaders including Nicolas Sarkozy, David Cameron and Hillary Clinton are among those present at Vaclav Havel’s funeral.

# czech-republic - Sunday 18 December, 2011

Former Czech president Vaclav Havel dies aged 75

Havel was a former playwright who became a hero of the struggle to end the Cold War.

# czech-republic - Tuesday 15 November, 2011

From The42 The Finals countdown: how the other ties are shaping up Crunch Time

The Finals countdown: how the other ties are shaping up

While we’re all busy gloating about Ireland’s imminent qualification, six other European countries are experiencing varying degrees of anxiety about their Euro 2012 fate.

# czech-republic - Friday 11 November, 2011

From The42 Crunch time: here’s everything you need to know about the OTHER Euro 2012 play-offs Game On

Crunch time: here’s everything you need to know about the OTHER Euro 2012 play-offs

There’s a few games besides the one in Tallinn tonight you know? Here’s our verdict.

'Don't laugh': Romania still wants to join the euro

President Traian Basescu has insisted that his country is committed to fulfilling the entry criteria for the single currency by 2015.

# czech-republic - Tuesday 8 November, 2011

From The Daily Edge Czech banker busted over torn banknote scam Czech Mate

Czech banker busted over torn banknote scam

A staff member at the Czech National Bank faces a year in prison after making €4,350 by exploiting new rules on tatty banknotes.

# czech-republic - Friday 14 October, 2011

From The42 Mission possible: 3 ways for Ireland to safely negotiate the play-offs COYBIG This post contains videos

Mission possible: 3 ways for Ireland to safely negotiate the play-offs

How Trap’s men can overcome the one team lying between them and Euro 2012 qualification.

# czech-republic - Wednesday 12 October, 2011

From The42 Confirmed: Ireland seeded in Euro 2012 playoffs Eastbound And Down

Confirmed: Ireland seeded in Euro 2012 playoffs

UEFA do the paperwork and put to bed any niggling doubts: the Boys in Green are in the top pool for tomorrow’s draw.

# czech-republic - Tuesday 11 October, 2011

From The42 Euro 2012 qualifying permutations: Ireland earn seeded play-off spot, as France secure late qualification Resolution

Euro 2012 qualifying permutations: Ireland earn seeded play-off spot, as France secure late qualification

Find all you need to know about the final round of Euro 2012 qualifiers following a night of high drama.

From The42 So what do we need? Here's the qualification picture across Europe Crunch Time

So what do we need? Here's the qualification picture across Europe

Ahead of tonight’s qualifiers, we assess all of the permuatations in all of the groups, including the possible fates that may lie in store for Trapattoni’s Ireland.

# czech-republic - Tuesday 19 July, 2011

From The42 A Bluffer's Guide to... the UEFA U19 Championship Olé!

A Bluffer's Guide to... the UEFA U19 Championship

Ireland are set for their UEFA U19 Championship bid in Romania. Here’s the low-down.

# czech-republic - Monday 18 July, 2011

Baby mix-up at Australian hospital

The switch was only discovered after more than eight hours….but how often is this kind of mistake made?

# czech-republic - Friday 3 June, 2011

Eight things you need to know about the new, deadly E.coli outbreak

Why is this strain more deadly than any we’ve seen before? And what can you do to make sure you don’t get it?

# czech-republic - Friday 13 August, 2010

THE CZECH REPUBLIC has offered a lukewarm response to a North Korean proposal which would see the Asian state repay its Cold War debts in ginseng roots instead of cash.

The Czechs have been holding talks with the poverty-stricken Asian country to pay back €7.6m it borrowed from the former Czechoslovakia, which lent the money in the form of military assets in the late 1980s while part of the Eurasian communist bloc allied to Pyong-yang.

Czechoslovakia lent trams, trucks and other transport facilities to the country.

Now, North Korea has come up with an unusual method of repayment: it wishes to repay the debt by offering the Czechs repayment with ginseng, more commonly used as an aphrodisiac and a herbal remedy for erectile dysfunction.

What’s more, the terms of the Korean proposal would only see 5% – or €380,000 – of the debt repaid, with the other 95% written off.

Unsurprisingly – given the €7.2m loss it would shoulder, as well as the implicit admission that the Czechs would require the use of such an aphrodisiac – Prague has not responded particularly kindly to the Korean offer. Furthermore, the amount being offered is 200 times the amount the Czechs consume each year.

North Korea has gotten by on food handouts from neighbouring countries since the 1990s when a series of natural disasters wiped out much of the country’s agricultural production.

It had previously been fed by the Soviet Union but such aid stopped when the union dissolved in 1991.

The country still, however, manages to find the money to fund technology such as Kim Jong-il’s self-invented invisible mobile phones, and nuclear weapons with the ability to strike mainland America.

# czech-republic - Tuesday 10 August, 2010

AT LEAST 15 people have been killed after heavy rains this weekend hit Poland, the Czech Republic, Germany and Lithuania, according to reports by Euronews.

Water supplies have apparently been contaminated in many of the affected areas, and the threat of more flooding has been issued. Heavy rains are expected to reach Serbia soon.

Poland

Earlier this year 24 people lost their lives in May and June after heavy rains. The southwestern Polish town of Bogatynia, which shares a border with the Czech Republic, was badly hit by the flooding.

Video of this weekend’s flooding from the TVN24 news station:


Czech Republic

The north of the Czech Republic has been the wost hit by rains, and many people have been evacuated from the most dangerous areas.

Waters receded on Monday and clean up efforts began – however about 1,000 households are still without electricity and about 4,000 are without gas.

Damage in the Czech Republic is estimated to reach almost 4bn koruna (€161,686).

Germany

Eastern Germany has been hit hardest by the extreme weather. The situation is most critical in the state of Saxony, along the Neisse River, which borders Poland. Saxony and Brandenburg remain on alert after water levels hit record highs.

The cost of the damage alone is expected to run into millions of euros in the city of Goerlitz alone.

Lithuania

Four people died in Lithuania over the weekend when the country was hit by a wild storm that destroyed cars, uprooted trees and damages houses.




# czech-republic - Monday 9 August, 2010

NATURAL DISASTERS across Europe and Asia have killed thousands of people, and have forced thousands more to flee their homes

Floods are continuing to plague Pakistan and China, and fires across Russia are causing serious damage and have covered Moscow in a thick smog.

Central Europe saw heavy rainfall over the weekend, which resulted in severe flooding in parts of Poland, Germany and the Czech Republic.