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Early Bird: Tokyo Stock Exchange stopped trading. Jiří Suchý celebtrates his 89th birthday. Facebook integrates Messenger into Instagram

Martina Šmalclová
01.Oct 2020
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Thursday news bring both winners and losers. Jiří Suchý and Mark Zuckerberg can open a bottle of champagne today! The first because he has reached the respectable age of 89, the other because he managed to fulfill one of his goals. Louis Vuitton, on the other hand, isn't doing too well - the brand became the king of fakes!

The Vinohrady waterworks will host an education centre

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Vodárenská věžSource:

The premises around the Vinohrady water tower will come to life! A unique water education center called Hydropolis Prague is to be built there, enabling the public to learn what all precedes such a simple thing like the drinking water flowing from the taps in our household. The City of Prague, the Prague Water Management Company (PVS), the Prague Water Supply and Sewerage (PVK) and the company Veolia joined forces on the project.

"This project will make it possible to introduce schools, kindergartens as well as the general public to water management in a modern way. Through its implementation, we will significantly contribute to understanding the context of the objectives of the approved strategy for adaptation to climate change,"

explained by Petr Hlubuček, Deputy Mayor of the City of Prague who covers ​​environment, infrastructure, technical equipment and safety.

The project is part of the planned reconstruction of the Water Tower, which should start in 2022 and finish two years later. You can already look at a luxury visualization of Hydropolis Prague in the above video.

Russia wants to host peace negotiations on Nagorno-Karabakh

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Vladimír Putin
Vladimír PutinSource:

Russia offered to host negotiations on cease-fire between the Azerbaijan and Armenian forces in the Nagorno-Karabakh region. Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov extended an offer to both governments and called for an end to "war rhetoric". More than 100 deaths have been reported since Sunday. The situation is thus the most tense in recent years. Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed the hostilities with French President Emmanuel Macron in a separate phone call. Both leaders reiterated the calls of the world powers for an immediate cease-fire. Russia is part of a military alliance with Armenia and has a military base in the country. However, it also has close ties to the government of Azerbaijan.

On Wednesday, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev vowed to continue fighting until Armenian forces have left the territory.

"We only have one condition: Armenian armed forces must unconditionally, fully, and immediately leave our lands," he said.

The Nagorno-Karabakh region is internationally recognized as part of Azerbaijan, but the majority of the population is ethnic-Armenian.

The Tokyo Stock Exchange stopped trading

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The Tokyo Stock Exchange stopped trading for the whole of Thursday due to technical problems. It is not clear at this time when it will operate again. In its statement, the stock exchange claimed that the problem concerned the distribution of market information. The Tokyo Stock Exchange outage probably threw a massive wrench into Asia's works. The markets in China, Hong Kong, South Korea and Taiwan are closed today due to national holidays. In addition, markets in mainland China will remain closed for several days during the Golden Week.

The result of the outage is the growth of competitive markets. S & P / ASX 200 increased by 1.5%, US stock futures Dow (INDU) by 0.6%, S&P 500 (SPX) and Nasdaq (COMP) by 0.5%.

Facebook integrates Messenger into Instagram

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The fact that Facebook seeks to interlink the popular communication platforms Messenger, WhatsApp, and Instagram is no big secret. But now Mark Zuckerberg can open the first bottle of champagne! Facebook chat has been integrated with Instagram direct messages. Facebook users can now send messages to Instagram users without the need to have the app installed and vice versa. Next in line is WhatsApp. Interlinkage across these applications should make messaging easier. However, each application will continue to work independently.

Jiří Suchý celebrates 89

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Jiří Suchý
Jiří SuchýSource: Profimedia

Jiří Suchý, a man of many trades and occupations who literally overflows with vitality, is celebrating his 89th birthday today. His life has been incredibly busy. He managed to establish himself as a successful musician, theater man, lyricist, singer, composer, writer, filmmaker, graphic artist, artist and, last but not least, the principal of the Semafor theater. We wish him all the best and good health in the years to come!

Louis Vuitton: The king of fakes?

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Žena s kabelkou Louis Vuitton
Žena s kabelkou Louis VuittonSource:

If you don't have a Vuitton bag, you may as well not exist! And in Korea, this is doubly true. The local market is so hungry for the luxury fashion brand that Vuitton placed first in the ranking of fakes. The demand for an exclusive handbag is incredibly high, the offer on second-hand goods on the market is insignificant and not everyone can afford an original. That means fakes have a green light! Customs officials of the Korean government confirmed that they have seized 432 fakes since 2017, 191 have been withheld this year alone. Gucci and Chanel came in second and third with 340 and 231 seized imitations of their products. Well, lies will get you nowhere

Abd that's all from us. We wish you a successful start to the new day, and speaking of Chanel... take to heart the iconic Coco's word and don't be afraid to express your opinion today.

"The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud."

Byt na prodej - Praha 8 - Libeň - 46m
Byt na prodej - Praha 8 - Libeň - 46m, Praha 8

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