BERN, SWITZERLAND – And the winner is – well, actually, in a country with four languages, there are eight winners for the most popular baby names. Here’s the 2011 list, published by the Swiss Federal Statistical Office in Neuchatel: German-speaking Switzerland, Leon and Mia (boys’ names followed by girls’) 1. Leon with 310 1. Mia [...]
Female infanticide appears to continue India’s census results were published Thursday 31 March, showing that the country is now the world’s second most populous, with 17 percent of the world population. India officially has 1.21 billion people, compared to China’s 1.34 billion. India added 181 million new people, but the Guardian notes that the census [...]
Sion, Switzerland (GenevaLunch.com) – Police in canton Valais have confirmed Swiss media reports that a 12-year-old appears to have sexually abused two others of the same age in a boys’ dormitory at a summer camp in Vercorin, above Sierre. The three were part of a group of about 100 children from the Bernese Jura area [...]
Lausanne, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – The Prix de Lausanne opened in Lausanne Tuesday evening with an announcement that tickets for the final selection performance Sunday are sold out. The international dance competition, which has grown in stature in recent years but also in popularity as a hometown event, began with its usual flourish. Eighty-one handsome young [...]
Lausanne, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – For the first time ever more young men than women will compete in the Prix de Lausanne dance competition 26-31 January. A record number of dance students, ages 15-18, tried out for the competition in October, most by video: 226 candidates (153 young women and 73 young men), representing 36 nationalities. [...]
Geneva, Swtizerland (TSR/ats, Fre) – Two students in year 8 at the Montbrillant school in Geneva accidentally drove the red Peugeot of an uncle of one of them into a cement ping-pong table, injuring a 13-year-old boy.