Hollywood’s awards season kicks off with Golden Globes

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – The Golden Globes Awards, given by Hollywood’s 90-members strong Foreign Press Association, had an unexpected guest presenter Sunday night 13 January in Los Angeles, former US President Bill Clinton. The ex-president was there to present “Lincoln“, the film by his longtime close friend Stephen Spielberg, whose star Daniel Day-Lewis walked away with […]

IBJ awards for legal support to HIV/AIDS prisoners

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Twelve individuals from 10 countries with projects aimed at improving legal rights for people with HIV/Aids within the criminal justice system have been named JusticeMakers fellows by International Bridges to Justice (IBJ). The Geneva-based non-governmental organization awarded the fellowships Monday 10 December. Each carries a $5,000 prize to help the winners implement […]

Geneva Hotel School wins top award for training

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – The Vieux Bois restaurant, which provides the practicum experience for students at the Ecole Hôtelière de Genève (EHG) has just been awarded the prize for best company for training by the Association de la Cité des Métiers et de la Formation in Geneva. Jury members came from the association as well as […]

Geneva airport wins “best airport” title for snow & ski travel

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Zermatt, Mammut and Swiss also win titles GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Geneva’s international airport is expecting snow late Wednesday 28 November, just on time to welcome its new title as “best airport” in the travel category of Ski & Snowboard magazine’s new awards for businesses with ties to the snow sports industry. The awards were given […]

Geneva’s lakefront lights win national energy prize

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Geneva was one of the top winners in the sixth annual Swiss government Watt d’Or programme to recognize energy-saving initiatives. It was honoured 4 January as the winner of the energy technologies category for its new LED strings of lights along the Lake Geneva waterfront. The waterfront area has been lit up […]

Leenaards gives away half million to encourage region’s culture

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Winners include 16-year-old Vaud musical prodigy Mélodie Zhao LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND – The Leenaards Foundation has given CHF500,000 in prizes and scholarships to encourage artists in the region. One of the winners is 16-year-old Mélodie Zhao of Saint Prex, who last summer became the youngest ever person to receive a master’s degree in music from the […]

GenevaLunch finalist for BSCC awards: you be the judge!

Ed. note: I’ve posted a smaller version on Editor’s Notepad to accommodate those who have slower Internet connections, so if it doesn’t load quickly and smoothly, please view it here. GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – GenevaLunch is one of 15 finalists for 5 categories of business awards given by the British-Swiss Chamber of Commerce. The winners will […]

Swiss Winemaker of the Year 2011 named

Top awards for Swiss wines go to mix of new and old producers BERN, SWITZERLAND – The Swiss Winemaker of the Year for 2011 is Diego Mathier from Salquenen/Salgesch (cellar: Nouveau Salquenen) in canton Valais who previously won the coveted award in 2007. He was named at a gala dinner Tuesday night 25 October in […]

Swiss National Research Programme to focus on energy research; call for papers

BERN, SWITZERLAND – Energy research has been selected as the topic for the 2011-12 Swiss National Research Programme (NRP), overseen by the State Secretariat for Education and Research (SSER). The call for papers opened 8 July, with a deadline of 21 September for applications. One to three new NRPs are selected for funding after proposals […]

SNIS announces 8 awards for major international study projects

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND = The Swiss Network for International Studies has awarded funds to eight major university projects out of 18 applications in its annual call for proposals in the field of pluri-disciplinary international studies. The awards are given for up to two years, with a CHF300,000 ceiling. They are awarded to projects that are based […]