GenevaLunch News http://genevalunch.com Ellen's Swiss News World Sat, 20 Dec 2014 12:41:26 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0.1 It’s the weekend! Skis, puppies, shopping, bookshttp://genevalunch.com/2014/12/19/its-the-weekend-skis-puppies-shopping-books/ http://genevalunch.com/2014/12/19/its-the-weekend-skis-puppies-shopping-books/#respond Fri, 19 Dec 2014 14:07:24 +0000 http://genevalunch.com/?p=96091 GenevaLunch News Five shopping days left, ski slopes opening GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – The weekend is here, the last one before Christmas, and shopping madness is about to begin. Many stores are open late tonight and some shops are open Sunday, but not everyone will be out buying: ski slopes are opening. A quick reminder: if you haven’t […]

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Swiss will vote on doubling size of Gotthard tunnelhttp://genevalunch.com/2014/12/19/swiss-will-vote-doubling-size-gotthard-tunnel/ http://genevalunch.com/2014/12/19/swiss-will-vote-doubling-size-gotthard-tunnel/#respond Fri, 19 Dec 2014 12:28:14 +0000 http://genevalunch.com/?p=96087 GenevaLunch News BERN, SWITZERLAND – Swiss voters will be asked, sometime after the politically sensitive parliamentary elections of 2016, to vote on doubling the Gotthard road tunnel. More than 100,000 signatures have been gathered against the proposed addition of a second tunnel for the Gotthard, which has regular tailbacks, especially during peak holiday travel periods. But a […]

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Muslims to have burial ground in Lausannehttp://genevalunch.com/2014/12/19/muslims-burial-ground-lausanne/ http://genevalunch.com/2014/12/19/muslims-burial-ground-lausanne/#respond Fri, 19 Dec 2014 11:49:24 +0000 http://genevalunch.com/?p=96085 GenevaLunch News LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND – The regional Muslim population will have a proper burial ground in Lausanne, at the latest by early 2016, reports RTS. The public broadcaster notes that canton Vaud has a Muslim population of 30,000, of whom 9,000 live in Lausanne. The city has been having discussions for a dozen years with various Muslim […]

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Crossword No 239 by Chaliceahttp://genevalunch.com/2014/12/19/crossword-239-chalicea-2/ http://genevalunch.com/2014/12/19/crossword-239-chalicea-2/#respond Fri, 19 Dec 2014 07:00:38 +0000 http://genevalunch.com/?p=95197 GenevaLunch News GENEVA, SWITZERLAND / BOOK MY PLACE - English astronomer who used Newton's laws of motion to predict the period of a comet (1656-1742) (6) [More] ...

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Christmas deadlines from Swiss Posthttp://genevalunch.com/2014/12/18/christmas-deadlines-swiss-post/ http://genevalunch.com/2014/12/18/christmas-deadlines-swiss-post/#respond Thu, 18 Dec 2014 19:10:18 +0000 http://genevalunch.com/?p=96077 GenevaLunch News BERN, SWITZERLAND – Still trying to send letters and packages off before Christmas – hoping they might arrive on time? Swiss Post says that thanks to online sales, it is expecting the largest amount of holiday mail ever this year. Here are some of the deadlines from Swiss Post: In Switzerland – Swiss-Express “Lune” for […]

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ACA list of US tax preparers completedhttp://genevalunch.com/2014/12/18/aca-list-us-tax-preparers-completed/ http://genevalunch.com/2014/12/18/aca-list-us-tax-preparers-completed/#respond Thu, 18 Dec 2014 16:22:13 +0000 http://genevalunch.com/?p=96074 GenevaLunch News GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – American Citizens Abroad, the ACA, has now completed a US taxpayers’ directory of qualified tax preparers, with 1.700 professionals listed. The ACA, representing the 6.8 million Americans who live overseas, created the first-ever such directory earlier this year, with just 106 names. The directory is free of charge. In a statement 18 […]

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Foreigners better about wearing ski helmetshttp://genevalunch.com/2014/12/18/foreigners-better-wearing-ski-helmets/ http://genevalunch.com/2014/12/18/foreigners-better-wearing-ski-helmets/#respond Thu, 18 Dec 2014 16:10:03 +0000 http://genevalunch.com/?p=96071 GenevaLunch News BERN, SWITZERLAND – Foreigners on skis and snowboards are catching up with the Swiss, in terms of the number wearing safety helmets. The latest annual figures, released 18 December by the Swiss safety and accident prevention council BPA, show that 89 percent of all skiers and snowboarders now wear helmets, with 91 percent of Swiss […]

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Holiday travel forecast, Swiss roads, bordershttp://genevalunch.com/2014/12/18/holiday-travel-forecast-swiss-roads-borders/ http://genevalunch.com/2014/12/18/holiday-travel-forecast-swiss-roads-borders/#respond Thu, 18 Dec 2014 15:21:46 +0000 http://genevalunch.com/?p=96058 GenevaLunch News Consider your timing if you’re planning to travel BERN, SWITZERLAND – The Federal Highway Office has issued its annual alert for slowdowns on roads during the Christmas and Near Year’s holidays, from 20 December to 6 January. Expect heavy traffic heading to ski resorts on Saturday from 10:00-15:00 and returning from them on Sundays 11:00-16:00. […]

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Orange Suisse goes to French investorhttp://genevalunch.com/2014/12/18/orange-suisse-goes-french-investor/ http://genevalunch.com/2014/12/18/orange-suisse-goes-french-investor/#respond Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:19:41 +0000 http://genevalunch.com/?p=96056 GenevaLunch News Swisscom shares drop post-sale ZURICH, SWITZERLAND – Swisscom shares dropped Thursday on news of the sale of Orange Suisse to French investor and multi-millionaire Xavier Niel. His holding company, NJJ capital, is reported by news agency AFP to have paid British owner of Orange Suisse Apax €2.3 billion for the telecoms operator. Apax bought it […]

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147kph speeder nabbed on Lausanne-Bern roadhttp://genevalunch.com/2014/12/18/147kph-speeder-nabbed-lausanne-bern-road/ http://genevalunch.com/2014/12/18/147kph-speeder-nabbed-lausanne-bern-road/#respond Thu, 18 Dec 2014 10:05:45 +0000 http://genevalunch.com/?p=96031 GenevaLunch News Teenagers accused of CHF35,000 in damage to school LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND – A 25-year-old Portuguese man had his car and his driver’s license taken away after he was caught driving 147 kph in Lucens, in an 80 kph zone, Tuesday 16 December at 13:45. Police picked him up during a traffic check on the cantonal road; […]

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