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Annual F. O. Poupě Prize Awarded to Creators of Unique Technology for Brewing Non-alcoholic Beer

Prague, December 13, 2007 – The Czech Beer and Malt Association has, for the first time in its history, awarded a new prize in the Czech brewing and malting industry. The 2007 F. O. Poupě Prize, a new annual award for outstanding initiative in Czech brewing and malting industry, has been bestowed on a team of authors behind a production line for non-alcoholic beer by vacuum evaporation in the rectifying feed column. The award was received by Ing. Václav Potěšil from PIVO Praha, s. r. o., for the concept and design of the technological production line, PhDr. Karel Dvořák from Destily, s. r. o., which constructed the production line and realized the vacuum column prototype, and Ing. Jiří Fusek from Černá Hora Brewery, a.s., for its investment in the prototype and support for the whole project.

Garmin Nüvi 200/250: Navigation Not Just for Men

Prague, 22 March 2007 - Garmin International Inc., a global leader among GPS navigation system makers, is launching a new line of portable navigation devices, the Garmin Nüvi 200 & Garmin Nüvi 250. Both models had their global debut in recent days at Europe’s largest consumer electronics trade fair, CeBIT, in Hannover, Germany. The Garmin Nüvi 200 is a modern, stylish navigation device, for which a new and exceptionally simple control system, devoid of unnecessary functions, was developed. The Garmin Nüvi 200 and 250 models are equipped with a new generation of touch screen monitors, measuring 3‘5“ diagonally that can be easily viewed in direct sunlight. Their stylish design is underscored by compact dimensions, allowing the device easily fit in a jacket pocket or ladies‘ handbag. Garmin navigation devices are the only ones on the Czech market that are compatible with automotive, hiking, marine and even aviation maps. Thanks to the sufficient battery operating time (4-5 hours), the new Nüvi 200/Nüvi 250 can not only be used for car navigation, but also for leisure activities outside the car.

Nanotechnology Seeking a Way into Our Bathrooms

Prague, 19 February 2007 – Nanotechnology, the field of science seeking to create and use technologies measuring in the nanometers (which is comparable to one one-thousandth of the thickness of a human hair), is finding ever greater applications in the production of sanitary ware fixtures such as basins, bathtubs, toilets and other bathroom fixtures. Man at the beginning of the twenty-first century is proving to be obsessed with hygiene and cleanliness on one hand, but on the other doesn’t have the time, and often not even the will, to keep it up. Which is why he continues to seek materials that make cleaning and maintaining hygienic fixtures easier, while meeting increasingly stringent hygienic demands and norms. Two examples of companies taking that approach are Laufen, which has introduced a new type of surface coating, Wondergliss®, and the Spanish company Roca, with its MaxiClean® treatment. Both surfaces share one thing—after the initial glazing and firing, the ceramic fixture is coated with a special substance that does not change the structure of the surface of the bathtub, basin and other sanitary ware, but rather coats it evenly. That forms a water resistant, or hydrophobic, layer that shapes drops of water into little balls that roll right off the surface without sticking to it. The surface treatment thereby prevents calcium deposits, salt and undesired impurities from sticking, and thus makes clean-up easier. And this process is enabled by nanoparticles, which give the product’s surface strength and resistance, and, at the same time, keep water and dirt from sticking.

Czech Brewers Warn Against Restricting Consumer Rights

Prague, September 1, 2006 – Czech brewers are warning Czech consumers against the potential impact of proposals that DG SANCO, the Health and Consumer Protection Directorate General of the European Commission, intends to announce in September. This institution is preparing a proposal to regulate the consumption of beer, wine and other alcoholic beverages, which would impose a directive on the entire European Union, irrespective of national or local cultures. DG SANCO’s measure is supported by the results of the “Anderson” study, drafted by a British institute fighting for total abstinence. The directive would apply to all EU member states, regardless of differences, and contain proposals for procedures relating to taxes that would bring about a maximal excise tax hike; for placing warnings on the labels of all types of alcohol, including those with low alcohol contents; for legislation confining the purchase of alcoholic beverages to a selected network of licensed sales points; and, last but not least, for outlawing advertising and sponsorship activities by alcoholic beverage producers.

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