GenevaLunch News http://genevalunch.com Ellen's Swiss News World Fri, 24 Oct 2014 06:17:35 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 Travel alert: Lausanne Marathonhttp://genevalunch.com/2014/10/24/travel-alert-lausanne-marathon/ http://genevalunch.com/2014/10/24/travel-alert-lausanne-marathon/#respond Fri, 24 Oct 2014 06:17:35 +0000 http://genevalunch.com/?p=95316 GenevaLunch News LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND – The Lausanne Marathon takes place this weekend and canton Vaud police are warning motorists that the lake road between Lausanne and La Tour-de-Peilz will be closed most of Sunday. The 780a route national will be closed from 07:30 to 17:00, although drivers should be aware the re-opening is dependent on the race. […]

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Crossword No 231 by Chaliceahttp://genevalunch.com/2014/10/24/crossword-231-chalicea/ http://genevalunch.com/2014/10/24/crossword-231-chalicea/#respond Fri, 24 Oct 2014 06:00:23 +0000 http://genevalunch.com/?p=94495 GenevaLunch News GENEVA, SWITZERLAND / BOOK MY PLACE -

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The book, past and future (Chappatte cartoon)http://genevalunch.com/2014/10/23/book-past-future-chappatte-cartoon/ http://genevalunch.com/2014/10/23/book-past-future-chappatte-cartoon/#respond Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:20:47 +0000 http://genevalunch.com/?p=95311 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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Official Swiss mapping now available offlinehttp://genevalunch.com/2014/10/23/official-swiss-mapping-now-available-offline/ http://genevalunch.com/2014/10/23/official-swiss-mapping-now-available-offline/#respond Thu, 23 Oct 2014 09:20:36 +0000 http://genevalunch.com/?p=95308 GenevaLunch News BERN, SWITZERLAND – An ongoing federal government project to make official Swiss maps widely available has just made them accessible without an internet connection. “With the ability to store map data locally on mobile devices such as smartphones or tablets, maps can now also be used without internet connection. Positioning via GPS in real time […]

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New gov’t web page for federal electionshttp://genevalunch.com/2014/10/23/new-govt-web-page-federal-elections/ http://genevalunch.com/2014/10/23/new-govt-web-page-federal-elections/#respond Thu, 23 Oct 2014 08:48:29 +0000 http://genevalunch.com/?p=95304 GenevaLunch News BERN, SWITZERLAND – The Swiss Federal Chancellery, working with the statistical office, has open a new set of web pages with a wealth of information for federal elections - but starting with the 18 October 2015 vote. The idea behind the new pages is to encourage Swiss voters to turn to the government for basic […]

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Reading rounduphttp://genevalunch.com/2014/10/22/reading-roundup/ http://genevalunch.com/2014/10/22/reading-roundup/#respond Wed, 22 Oct 2014 07:19:21 +0000 http://genevalunch.com/?p=95297 GenevaLunch News GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Links to a mixed bag of information, news and reflective writing during this vacation week: High winds and Ebola A5 Yverdon-Neuchatel closed due to objects on the road and Saas Fee registered 185 kph as the tail end of Britain’s Gonzalo hurricane whipped the northern Alps with high winds. RTS report Swiss […]

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News roundup: roads, mountains, sheep, tennishttp://genevalunch.com/2014/10/21/news-roundup-roads-mountains-sheep-tennis/ http://genevalunch.com/2014/10/21/news-roundup-roads-mountains-sheep-tennis/#respond Tue, 21 Oct 2014 18:19:28 +0000 http://genevalunch.com/?p=95293 GenevaLunch News GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – It’s a vacation week for some of the schools in Switzerland, and for your editor. Here are some of the news highlights: Dramatic weekend on Swiss roads, mountains Two children were in critical condition after their car crashed down a slope in the Val d’Illiez this weekend. Their mother had parked the […]

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Economics: The User’s Guide Ha-Joon Changhttp://genevalunch.com/2014/10/21/economics-users-guide-ha-joon-chang/ http://genevalunch.com/2014/10/21/economics-users-guide-ha-joon-chang/#respond Tue, 21 Oct 2014 06:00:00 +0000 http://genevalunch.com/?p=94557 GenevaLunch News GENEVA, SWITZERLAND / BOOK MY PLACE - He takes a simple situation where, for example, Ivan's neighbour Boris acquires a new goat. Envious Ivan is given one wish by a fairy and wishes that 'Boris's goat should drop dead [More] ...

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Weekend in Lake Geneva region: what’s on, weatherhttp://genevalunch.com/2014/10/17/weekend-lake-geneva-region-whats-weather/ http://genevalunch.com/2014/10/17/weekend-lake-geneva-region-whats-weather/#respond Fri, 17 Oct 2014 10:20:26 +0000 http://genevalunch.com/?p=95283 GenevaLunch News GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Good weather ahead for the weekend, with mostly sunny and some overcast skies in the Lake Geneva region, but no showers in sight. Temperatures dipping slight to 9-10C at night but rising to 20-21C. The autumn colours are getting richer from the lakeshore up to mid-mountain level, perfect hiking weather for the […]

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Stepped-up airport screenings (Chappatte cartoon)http://genevalunch.com/2014/10/17/stepped-airport-screenings-chappatte-cartoon/ http://genevalunch.com/2014/10/17/stepped-airport-screenings-chappatte-cartoon/#respond Fri, 17 Oct 2014 10:20:09 +0000 http://genevalunch.com/?p=95286 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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