GenevaLunch News http://genevalunch.com Ellen's Swiss News World Tue, 29 Jul 2014 08:50:11 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 Italian biker released after going 161kph on Simplonhttp://genevalunch.com/2014/07/29/italian-biker-released-going-161kph-simplon/ http://genevalunch.com/2014/07/29/italian-biker-released-going-161kph-simplon/#respond Tue, 29 Jul 2014 08:50:11 +0000 http://genevalunch.com/?p=94200 GenevaLunch News GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – A 31-year-old Italian man was caught by a radar doing 161kph on his motorcycle at the Simplon pass, in an area where the limit is 80. Canton Valais police say he was given a hefty fine and an indefinite ban on driving in Switzerland before being released. He nevertheless faces criminal charges […]

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UBS posts profit, but French legal case openhttp://genevalunch.com/2014/07/29/ubs-posts-profit-french-legal-case-open/ http://genevalunch.com/2014/07/29/ubs-posts-profit-french-legal-case-open/#respond Tue, 29 Jul 2014 08:45:31 +0000 http://genevalunch.com/?p=94198 GenevaLunch News ZURICH, SWITZERLAND – Switzerland’s largest bank, UBS, 29 July reported second quarter profits of CHF792 million, up 15 percent over the same period in 2013. the bank settled its outstanding case and fines with Germany, but now faces new demands from France, with a CHF1.1 billion guarantee due by August, an amount the bank this […]

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Travel alert: flooding, rain, affecting train scheduleshttp://genevalunch.com/2014/07/28/travel-alert-flooding-rain-affecting-train-schedules/ http://genevalunch.com/2014/07/28/travel-alert-flooding-rain-affecting-train-schedules/#respond Mon, 28 Jul 2014 21:20:46 +0000 http://genevalunch.com/?p=94196 GenevaLunch News GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Heavy rain in several areas of the country Monday night could have an impact on rail travel Tuesday, with some lines around Lucerne already affected Monday evening. You can check for updates on the CFF rail traffic information page, in English.

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California beach hit by lightning – know the basicshttp://genevalunch.com/2014/07/28/california-beach-hit-lightning-know-basics/ http://genevalunch.com/2014/07/28/california-beach-hit-lightning-know-basics/#respond Mon, 28 Jul 2014 18:30:58 +0000 http://genevalunch.com/?p=94193 GenevaLunch News GENEVA, SWITZERLAND / EDITOR’S NOTEPAD – One person has died and several people were injured, one critically, when four separate direct lightning strikes hit a crowded beach at Venice Beach in California Sunday afternoon. Police estimate that 20,000 people were on the beach near Los Angeles when unusual conditions created a sudden thunderstorm that lasted […]

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Rain and more rain on the wayhttp://genevalunch.com/2014/07/28/rain-rain-way/ http://genevalunch.com/2014/07/28/rain-rain-way/#respond Mon, 28 Jul 2014 13:17:47 +0000 http://genevalunch.com/?p=94186 GenevaLunch News GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – If you haven’t been outside yet today, go now! The forecast for all of Switzerland is for rain and more rain starting this afternoon or evening and continuing until Thursday, with very heavy showers due Wednesday. In Valais this morning the sun was shining and temperatures were perfect – but big billowing […]

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100 extra trains for Zurich’s Street Paradehttp://genevalunch.com/2014/07/28/100-extra-trains-zurichs-street-parade/ http://genevalunch.com/2014/07/28/100-extra-trains-zurichs-street-parade/#respond Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:15:17 +0000 http://genevalunch.com/?p=94183 GenevaLunch News ZURICH, SWITZERLAND – Zurich mean party-time next weekend, with the national First of August celebrations followed the day after by the city’s hugely popular Street Parade, a giant dance and techno fête. The CFF/SBB rail company is adding 100 trains 2 August to carry the crowds. Extra trains will leave for Zurich during the afternoon […]

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Open letter to a fool on a motorbikehttp://genevalunch.com/2014/07/28/open-letter-fool-motorbike/ http://genevalunch.com/2014/07/28/open-letter-fool-motorbike/#respond Mon, 28 Jul 2014 11:57:20 +0000 http://genevalunch.com/?p=94181 GenevaLunch News GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – If you cover police news regularly, as I do, it’s impossible not to notice the number of motorcycle accidents. A 25-year-old man was sent to hospital in Geneva in critical condition Saturday shortly after 18:00 when he lost control of his bike on the rue de Chêne-Bougeries, touched the corner of a […]

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Police on roadworks safety awareness campaignhttp://genevalunch.com/2014/07/28/police-roadworks-safety-awareness-campaign/ http://genevalunch.com/2014/07/28/police-roadworks-safety-awareness-campaign/#respond Mon, 28 Jul 2014 11:19:54 +0000 http://genevalunch.com/?p=94178 GenevaLunch News LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND – This is high season for roadworks in Switzerland, especially noticeable on autoroutes, which are some of the best-maintained in Europe. Drivers don’t always appreciate the reasons behind lower speed limits if their travel time is significantly longer, so police are setting out this week to make sure we understand the safety issues […]

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Neuchatel says yes to pool burkinishttp://genevalunch.com/2014/07/28/neuchatel-says-yes-pool-burkinis/ http://genevalunch.com/2014/07/28/neuchatel-says-yes-pool-burkinis/#respond Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:57:59 +0000 http://genevalunch.com/?p=94176 GenevaLunch News GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – RTS reports this morning that the only pools in Switzerland that allow Muslim women to wear burkinis are in Neuchatel, but with limitations. The clothing must be made of Lycra or polyester since cotton and some other natural materials can carry bacteria that might affect the quality of the water. And faces […]

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Vernier border guards complex architect namedhttp://genevalunch.com/2014/07/28/vernier-border-guards-complex-architect-named/ http://genevalunch.com/2014/07/28/vernier-border-guards-complex-architect-named/#respond Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:29:00 +0000 http://genevalunch.com/?p=94171 GenevaLunch News GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Vernier will soon have a major new complex for border guards, part of a larger regional plan to provide service housing for them in zones that are deemed critical. The Swiss government Monday 28 July named Lucerne architect Andreas Heierle and landscape specialist Weber + Brönnimann in Bern the winners of a competition […]

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