GenevaLunch News http://genevalunch.com Ellen's Swiss News World Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:45:24 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 Weekend in Lake Geneva regionhttp://genevalunch.com/2014/10/31/weekend-lake-geneva-region/ http://genevalunch.com/2014/10/31/weekend-lake-geneva-region/#respond Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:15:16 +0000 http://genevalunch.com/?p=95448 GenevaLunch News Weather forecast, mostly sunny, 4-16C GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – We’re straddling that fine line between the seasons, with warm sunny days. Golden-red leaves are still holding onto the trees and vines – but one rain or puff of strong wind and we’ll be saying winter has arrived. So don’t be surprised that the first weekend suggestion […]

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Vineglorious by Ellen Wallacehttp://genevalunch.com/2014/10/31/vineglorious-ellen-wallace/ http://genevalunch.com/2014/10/31/vineglorious-ellen-wallace/#respond Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:00:52 +0000 http://genevalunch.com/?p=95320 GenevaLunch News GENEVA, SWITZERLAND / BOOK MY PLACE - .... a bottle of Meiler 1895! That's the ... No, you must obtain this fabulous volume for yourself (or for any wine-loving friend for Christmas; I can't think of a better present).

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Cryptic Crossword No 232 by Chaliceahttp://genevalunch.com/2014/10/31/cryptic-crossword-232-chalicea/ http://genevalunch.com/2014/10/31/cryptic-crossword-232-chalicea/#respond Fri, 31 Oct 2014 07:00:22 +0000 http://genevalunch.com/?p=94500 GenevaLunch News GENEVA, SWITZERLAND / BOOK MY PLACE - Strangely mossier compounds (7) [More] ...

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David Cameron and Europe (Chappatte cartoon)http://genevalunch.com/2014/10/29/david-cameron-europe-chappatte-cartoon/ http://genevalunch.com/2014/10/29/david-cameron-europe-chappatte-cartoon/#respond Wed, 29 Oct 2014 13:55:04 +0000 http://genevalunch.com/?p=95427 GenevaLunch News ©2014 Chappatte, distributed by Globe Cartoon. More cartoons on Chappatte’s web site. Geneva-based Patrick Chappatte works for the International New York Times, for Geneva newspaper Le Temps, and for NZZ am Sonntag. All cartoons reproduced with permission.

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Swiss voters to decide on keeping datahttp://genevalunch.com/2014/10/29/swiss-voters-decide-keeping-data/ http://genevalunch.com/2014/10/29/swiss-voters-decide-keeping-data/#respond Wed, 29 Oct 2014 13:50:56 +0000 http://genevalunch.com/?p=95425 GenevaLunch News BERN, SWITZERLAND – The federal chancellery Tuesday 28 October said enough signatures – more than 117,000 – had been gathered to put to a vote data protection. No date has been set for the vote. The popular initiative would put into the constitution the right to privacy, notably in the area of data protection. Consumer […]

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Fear and loathing in – Switzerland!http://genevalunch.com/2014/10/28/fear-loathing-switzerland/ http://genevalunch.com/2014/10/28/fear-loathing-switzerland/#respond Tue, 28 Oct 2014 22:02:13 +0000 http://genevalunch.com/?p=95415 GenevaLunch News By Robin Coupland Reposted with permission from Beautiful Stuff Ed. note: the exhibit on which the photos are based has now ended As I write this blog post a United States health official announces another ebola case in Texas. Fear. There is the first talk of a flight lock-down to and from West Africa. President Barack […]

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UBS shares rise after upbeat quarterhttp://genevalunch.com/2014/10/28/ubs-shares-rise-upbeat-quarter/ http://genevalunch.com/2014/10/28/ubs-shares-rise-upbeat-quarter/#respond Tue, 28 Oct 2014 21:45:21 +0000 http://genevalunch.com/?p=95410 GenevaLunch News Legal outlook improves ZURICH, SWITZERLAND – UBS, Switzerland’s largest bank, published upbeat third quarter results (underlying profit before tax CHF 1.7 billion) Tuesday, and shares in the firm rose on the news. Investors seemed happy with the CHF1.84 billion in provisions set aside for litigation, reported Bloomberg. CEO Sergio Ermotti’s words that “we may be […]

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Int. schools: more capacity, stiffer competitionhttp://genevalunch.com/2014/10/28/int-schools-more-capacity-stiffer-competition/ http://genevalunch.com/2014/10/28/int-schools-more-capacity-stiffer-competition/#respond Tue, 28 Oct 2014 21:19:53 +0000 http://genevalunch.com/?p=95300 GenevaLunch News Students, families appear to be the winners LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND – Western Switzerland will attract a record 80 new foreign businesses, up from 50 last year, public broadcaster RTS reported in early October. That may be good news for international schools in Vaud, which have been facing two challenges: growing competition among their own ranks, and […]

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CHUV starts testing Ebola vaccinehttp://genevalunch.com/2014/10/28/chuv-starts-testing-ebola-vaccine/ http://genevalunch.com/2014/10/28/chuv-starts-testing-ebola-vaccine/#respond Tue, 28 Oct 2014 19:14:45 +0000 http://genevalunch.com/?p=95408 GenevaLunch News LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND – The Chuv university hospitals in Lausanne are running some of the first trials for an Ebola vaccine, starting this week. The vaccine was developed in the US by GlaxoSmithKline, working with the Center for Disease Control, and has been tested on an initial 20 persons there, following successful tests on monkeysThe first […]

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Federer and world eyes are on no. 1 tennis slothttp://genevalunch.com/2014/10/27/federer-and-world-eyes-are-on-no-1-tennis-slot/ http://genevalunch.com/2014/10/27/federer-and-world-eyes-are-on-no-1-tennis-slot/#respond Mon, 27 Oct 2014 13:16:12 +0000 http://genevalunch.com/?p=95376 GenevaLunch News BASEL, SWITZERLAND – Roger Federer made it clear before the Swiss Indoors tournament that he was gearing up to fight for the title of world’s best tennis player again. His tidy sweep of the tournament, including his final win Sunday over David Goffin of Belgium, 6-2 6-2, have put him within reach of the number […]

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