Wines selected for introduction to wine tasting Friday night, Arvinis

Prize offered to best “student” at tonght’s introduction to wine tasting class! GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – I’ve lined up the six beautiful wines plus one to help us get started for tonight’s “Introduction to wine tasting” class in English at 18:00 at Arvinis in Morges. The class is one hour long and will give you the […]

Latest WRS figures show smaller audience but more time

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – The latest figures for radio audiences in French-speaking Switzerland show that WRS, the English-language station, had a slight dip in numbers during the second half of 2012, compared to the first half of the year, but that listeners are staying tuned nearly three times longer than in early 2011. WRS and Radio […]

Zalando, RTS, were hottest 2012 Swiss Google search terms

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Worldwide, we looked up Whitney Houston more times than hurricane Sandy ZURICH, SWITZERLAND – Zeitgeist 2012 is here – Google tells us what we most wanted to know about this year. In Switzerland the top search term was Zalando, and if you don’t know what that is, let’s just say you’re not fashion-conscious. After that […]

Canada is becoming more multilingual, census shows

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Canada’s ages-old struggle between French and English is suffering a surprise attack from immigrants, who are bringing in, in growing numbers, their own languages, new census figures show. The Globe and Mail reports that 17.5 percent of Canadians in 2011 spoke at least two languages at home, up from 14.2 percent in […]

Fatal shooting follows narrow Quebec separatist win

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – One person was killed and another seriously injured Tuesday 4 September during a victory speech given in Montreal by Quebec’s newly elected separatist premier, Pauline Marois. Police said a man around 50 years old was arrested after entering a nightclub where Marois was addressing her supporters, shooting the two persons and setting […]

The Independent Schools Show in Geneva

This is the first step for Swiss-based parents contemplating private education abroad for their offspring. From preparatory schools through to 6th Form colleges. 20+ of the UK’s leading private schools will exhibit under one roof.

Introduction to Swiss wines, guided visit to Vinea

International judge, writer and Swiss wine specialist makes your Vinea visit easier GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Join GenevaLunch editor and Swiss wine specialist Ellen Wallace for a personalized  introduction to Switzerland’s fine wines during a 70-minute visit Saturday 1 September to the beautiful outdoor Vinea Swiss wines fair, in cooperation with Vinea: The CHF60 fee will […]

Rio+20 conference opens With IP, tech transfer, underlying debate


Republished with permission from IP Watch By Patralekha Chatterjee for Intellectual Property Watch RIO DE JANEIRO — As world leaders, along with thousands of government, private-sector and nonprofit participants, get ready to meet in Rio de Janeiro this week, 20 years after this Brazilian city hosted the historic first Earth Summit, there are fears that […]

“Vengeances et Délices”, Meurtres et Mystères, with dinner

Luxury hotel haunted by its former owner

Patent for broccoli, conventionally bred, set to go ahead


This article is republished with permission from IP Watch By William New Revised EPO Patent For Conventional Broccoli Has Public Interest Ramifications GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – A patent for a conventionally bred form of the common household vegetable broccoli appears to be on its way to acceptance by the European Patent Office following a change to […]