GenevaLunch News http://genevalunch.com Ellen's Swiss News World Fri, 17 Oct 2014 10:20:26 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 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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72% of Swiss get enough exercise, gov’t sayshttp://genevalunch.com/2014/10/17/72-of-swiss-get-enough-exercise-govt-says/ http://genevalunch.com/2014/10/17/72-of-swiss-get-enough-exercise-govt-says/#respond Fri, 17 Oct 2014 07:56:36 +0000 http://genevalunch.com/?p=95224 GenevaLunch News Steady improvement in national fitness level since 2002 BERN, SWITZERLAND – Most Swiss are getting enough exercise to avoid chronic diseases such as diabetes and hypertension, mainly through moderate exercise such as walking and gardening. Both are growing in popularity, while the level of serious sports is rising, but only very slowly. The impact on […]

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Cryptic Crossword No 230 by Chaliceahttp://genevalunch.com/2014/10/17/cryptic-crossword-230-chalicea/ http://genevalunch.com/2014/10/17/cryptic-crossword-230-chalicea/#respond Fri, 17 Oct 2014 06:00:51 +0000 http://genevalunch.com/?p=94253 GenevaLunch News GENEVA, SWITZERLAND / BOOK MY PLACE - The unclued lights are all characters in a novel. [More] ...

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Minergy building for Zurich’s ETH in city centrehttp://genevalunch.com/2014/10/17/minergy-building-for-zurichs-eth-in-city-centre/ http://genevalunch.com/2014/10/17/minergy-building-for-zurichs-eth-in-city-centre/#respond Fri, 17 Oct 2014 05:56:12 +0000 http://genevalunch.com/?p=95277 GenevaLunch News ZURICH, SWITZERLAND – ETH, the federal polytechnic in Zurich, Thursday opened its new Lee building, the first to be completed as part of a 2003 rebuilding plan for the university district in the city centre. Sustainable architecture is the byword for the structure designed by Fawad Kazi, the university notes in a statement: “Ambitious sustainability […]

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The siege of Kobani (Chappatte cartoon)http://genevalunch.com/2014/10/16/siege-kobani-chappatte-cartoon/ http://genevalunch.com/2014/10/16/siege-kobani-chappatte-cartoon/#respond Thu, 16 Oct 2014 16:38:29 +0000 http://genevalunch.com/?p=95274 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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Geneva airport improvement to go aheadhttp://genevalunch.com/2014/10/16/geneva-airport-improvement-to-go-ahead/ http://genevalunch.com/2014/10/16/geneva-airport-improvement-to-go-ahead/#respond Thu, 16 Oct 2014 16:29:58 +0000 http://genevalunch.com/?p=95269 GenevaLunch News GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – The Swiss federal government has approved plans to replace the aging east boarding areas of the airport in Geneva with a new “East wing” to be used mainly for long-haul flights. The new structure, 520 m long, 20 m wide and 19 m high, will replace the current buildings, opened as temporary […]

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Customs agents seize cigarettes, arrest dozing thiefhttp://genevalunch.com/2014/10/16/customs-agents-seize-cigarettes-arrest-dozing-thief/ http://genevalunch.com/2014/10/16/customs-agents-seize-cigarettes-arrest-dozing-thief/#respond Thu, 16 Oct 2014 16:10:46 +0000 http://genevalunch.com/?p=95263 GenevaLunch News   GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Cigarette-smuggling, big business in the early 1900s, is still a popular business, Geneva customs authorities can attest. This week they released information about a 30 September haul of 100 cartons of cigarettes at Geneva International Airport, 26.5 kg of the goods imported illegally by a Russian man. The anti-fraud unit was […]

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A9 closed by accident, motorist dies in Genevahttp://genevalunch.com/2014/10/16/a9-closed-accident-motorist-dies-geneva/ http://genevalunch.com/2014/10/16/a9-closed-accident-motorist-dies-geneva/#respond Thu, 16 Oct 2014 15:46:17 +0000 http://genevalunch.com/?p=95260 GenevaLunch News GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – An Italian man, age 62, died when his car crashed into a tree on the right side of the road at 02:21 Thursday 16 October in Geneva, near 52 Quai de Cologny, heading from the Route de Thonon in the direction of Quai Gustave-Ador. Police are asking anyone with information about the […]

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The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden Jonas Jonassonhttp://genevalunch.com/2014/10/14/girl-saved-king-sweden-jonas-jonasson/ http://genevalunch.com/2014/10/14/girl-saved-king-sweden-jonas-jonasson/#respond Tue, 14 Oct 2014 06:00:28 +0000 http://genevalunch.com/?p=94487 GenevaLunch News GENEVA, SWITZERLAND / BOOK MY PLACE - I found this hilarious novel even more enjoyable than Jonasson's first, The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed out of the Window and Disappeared. [More] ...

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