Posts Tagged ‘swiss’

Today at the Olympics: Swiss women pull off clean sweep of medals in mountain biking

It’s Day 4 of the Olympics and it’s another big day in the pool. Still, one of the main nail-biters of the day will be whether Simone A. Biles can lead Team USA to another gold in artistic gymnastics. There will be plenty of team sports to get through the day including softball, basketball, hockey, […]

It seems Swiss Nationals do not want climate measures

Swiss electors dismissed a triad of climate suggestions on Sunday, including another law expected to help the nation meet its objective for cutting fossil fuel byproducts under the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. Another CO2 law was barely dismissed, with 51.6% of electors denying it in a national poll led under the country’s arrangement of […]

Miss Swiss 2016 finalist dates Arab Refugee for a while, Breaks up, Ends up with Acid Attacked Face

    A migrant from Afghanistan has confessed to a brutal acid attack upon a young woman in a parking garage in Switzerland, according to reports. The incident unfolded in mid-February at the victim’s residence in Neuchâtel, as we reported at the time. The 24-year-old Swiss woman, a former model and Miss Suisse Francophone 2016 […]

Swiss Trade Unions Federation to hold nationwide protests as MPs debate pension reforms

Switzerland’s Trade Unions Federation has called for a general strike next week over what it says are persistent inequalities faced by women in the workplace. The umbrella organisation, which represents about 20 trade unions with a cumulative membership of 370,000, is set to hold nationwide protests next week to draw attention to the issue. It […]

Swiss writer Barbara Schibli’s “Lichen” appears in Persian

Swiss writer Barbara Schibli’s “Lichen” appears in Persian – Tehran%20Times TEHRAN – A Persian translation of Swiss writer Barbara Schibli’s debut novel “Lichen” (“Flechen”) has recently been published in Tehran.  Ketabe Kucheh is the publisher of the book rendered into Persian by Manijeh Nasiri. In this novel, Schibli portrays a woman looking for her place […]

Did Ancient Swiss Farmers Genetically Modify Opium Poppies?

When it comes to plants with powerful medical applications Asia can be called the ‘traditional home.’ However, this is not the case when it comes to opium poppies, for new research has shown their domestication happened around 5000 years ago in the Swiss Alps. The Zürich Opera House was built in 1891 at the Sechseläutenplatz […]

Exhaustion Kills Two Everest Climbers, an American and a Swiss

KATHMANDU—A Swiss and an American climber have died on Mount Everest, hiking company officials said on Thursday, the first fatalities on the world’s highest peak this season. Abdul Waraich, 41, of Switzerland and American Puwei Liu, 55, died of exhaustion while descending the slopes of the 8,848.86 meter (29,031.69-foot) mountain on Wednesday, said Thaneshwar Guragai, […]

Swiss and American climbers die on Mount Everest in year’s first fatalities

A Swiss and an American climber have died on Mount Everest, in the first known fatalities of the year. Abdul Waraich, 41, from Switzerland, reached the peak of the world’s highest mountain before suffering from exhaustion, expedition organisers said. “Abdul successfully reached the summit but began experiencing issues during his descent,” said Chhang Dawa, from […]

Singer Omer Adam Partnering With Europe-Israel Group and Swiss Fund Lian Group to Build $120 Million Underground Data Center

Israeli singer Omer Adam. Photo: Wikimedia Commons. CTech – The Europe-Israel Group, P.A.I. controlled by Israeli singing sensation Omer Adam, and the Swiss fund Lian Group have signed an agreement to build an underground data center in Israel, investing a total of NIS 400 million (approximately $122.5 million) in the venture, Calcalist has learned. The […]

Swiss Archaeologists Find Bronze Age City in Lucerne Lake

Archaeologists fishing for artifacts beneath the muddy floor of Lake Lucerne in central Switzerland discovered something enthralling. Approximately 13 feet (four meters) below the opaque surface of Lake Lucerne, they found the remains of %20a long-lost sunken village , which had apparently been there for millennia.  This amazing find confirmed the theory that the Lucerne lake […]

Riot in Swiss city, police use rubber bullet and tear gas, dozens detained

Police used rubber bullets against rioters as the rioters hurled bottles and Molotov cocktails in the northeastern Swiss city of St. Gallen on Saturday. More than 30 people were temporarily banned from entering the city. The riot broke out after around 1,000 young people gathered at the Roter Platz square in the city center. The […]

Swiss agency says antisemitic COVID conspiracy theories on the rise

The Swiss  Federal Commission against Racism (FCR) has said that hate speech and intolerance are on the rise in the country, including antisemitic conspiracy theories often surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. In a statement on Sunday to mark International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination External link, the commission said that the pandemic had given […]

Swiss Jews join Muslims in protesting face-covering ban

Swiss voters passed a referendum on banning face-covering veils, prompting the country’s Muslim and Jewish groups to protest that infringement on religious freedoms. The Swiss Federation of Jewish Communities and the Platform for Liberal Jews in Switzerland said the ban, which passed with 51% of the vote on Sunday, “restricts and violates several conditions of […]

Swiss newspaper apologises for ‘inappropriate’ headline about new WTO Director-General

A Swiss newspaper has apologised for publishing an offensive headline about new World Trade Organisation (WTO) chief Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala. Okonjo-Iweala was the first woman and first African woman to be appointed as the Director-General of the WTO. But the regional daily Aargauer Zeitung caused outrage by headlining that “this grandmother will be the new […]

Swiss Researchers Develop Wearable Microchip that Eliminates Bodily Privacy Once and for All

A group of Swiss scientists developed a wearable microchip which sits on the skin throughout the day and records hormone levels via sweat. The microchip measures levels of cortisol in the body and tells the wearer when they are experiencing too much stress, say the researchers. “In people who suffer from stress-related diseases, this circadian […]

Swiss Police Arrest Afghan Migrant for Acid Attack on Female Model

    Police in Switzerland have arrested a 19-year-old Afghan migrant suspected in a vicious acid attack upon a young woman in Neuchâtel, according to reports. The 24-year-old victim, a beauty contest model, was walking through the parking garage of her apartment building before 8 a.m. on Thursday when a hooded suspect armed with caustic […]

Pig meat left outside 2 Swiss synagogues

Pig meat was left at the entrance to two synagogues in Switzerland. The incidents last week were a deliberate attempt to desecrate the CIL Orthodox synagogue in Lausanne and the GIL Reform synagogue in Geneva, the Swiss Federation of Jewish Communities wrote in a statement published last week. Far-right activists in Europe place pig meat, […]

Pork Products Deposited at Swiss Synagogues in Twin Antisemitic Incidents

Synagogue in Lausanne, Switzerland. Photo: Archipat / Wikimedia Commons Pork products were used in recent antisemitic attacks against synagogues in two Swiss cities just days apart, drawing condemnations from Jewish groups. On Feb. 6, a package of bacon along with a stuffed pig were left outside the synagogue in Lausanne, reported the Swiss outlet Le Temps […]

Oxidative Balance Impacted by WiFi and EMFs — Vulnerable Populations More Affected Says Swiss Expert Group

Oxidative Balance Impacted by WiFi and EMFs — Vulnerable Populations More Affected Says Swiss Expert Group Activist Post / Activist Post By B.N. Frank Decades of research has already determined that exposure to Electromagnetic Fields (EMF) and Radio Frequency (RF) Radiation is biologically harmful. Children seem to be particularly vulnerable to it. Common sources of […]

Swiss court finds Israeli billionaire Steinmetz guilty of bribery in landmark mining case

Download App© Haaretz Daily Newspaper Ltd. All Rights Reserved News and Partnerships Life and Culture Columnists and Opinion Haaretz Heb and TheMarker Haaretz.com, the online edition of Haaretz Newspaper in Israel, and analysis from Israel and the Middle East © Haaretz Daily Newspaper Ltd. All Rights Reserved 00

Video and recipe: Hanukkah Potato Latkes, Swiss-style (rösti)

Download App© Haaretz Daily Newspaper Ltd. All Rights Reserved News and Partnerships Life and Culture Columnists and Opinion Haaretz Heb and TheMarker Haaretz.com, the online edition of Haaretz Newspaper in Israel, and analysis from Israel and the Middle East © Haaretz Daily Newspaper Ltd. All Rights Reserved 00

Swiss curfews and Dutch gathering ban come in as Europe battles second coronavirus wave

Public gatherings will continue to be outlawed in the Netherlands, while Switzerland is to enforce a similar ban, as the two nations battle worsening Covid-19 infections amid Europe’s second wave of the virus. “It’s really not going well – not with the infection rate and not at the hospitals,” Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said […]

Swiss Jews Increasingly Concerned by Antisemitic Conspiracy Theories Driven by Coronavirus Fears

The Swiss city of Zurich. Photo: MadGeographer via Wikimedia Commons. The Jewish community in Switzerland is increasingly concerned by the spread of antisemitic conspiracy theories connected to the coronavirus pandemic, according to new research by the Zurich-based Foundation Against Racism and Antisemitism. The foundation highlighted the presence on social media of memes linking Jewish influence […]

Israeli billionaire Steinmetz to appear at Swiss corruption trial against him

Download App© Haaretz Daily Newspaper Ltd. All Rights Reserved News and Partnerships Life and Culture Columnists and Opinion Haaretz Heb and TheMarker Haaretz.com, the online edition of Haaretz Newspaper in Israel, and analysis from Israel and the Middle East © Haaretz Daily Newspaper Ltd. All Rights Reserved 00

Swiss police identify assailant in knife attack as jihadist

Swiss police have identified a Swiss woman who knifed a victim in the neck and grabbed another by the throat in a Lugano department store on Tuesday as a known jihadist. Federal prosecutors have called the incident in the Italian-speaking southern canton of Ticino a suspected terrorist attack and taken charge of the investigation. “The assailant is […]

Fondue safety concerns amid coronavirus pandemic grate on the Swiss

Switzerland is currently grappling with the second wave of the coronavirus and has one of the worst surges in Europe. The pandemic has also thrown into question if it is safe to partake in the country’s national dish: fondue. The beloved custom involves diners dipping pieces of bread on long forks into a communal pot […]

Iran summons Swiss envoy over U.S. election claim

Download App© Haaretz Daily Newspaper Ltd. All Rights Reserved News and Partnerships Life and Culture Columnists and Opinion Haaretz Heb and TheMarker Haaretz.com, the online edition of Haaretz Newspaper in Israel, and analysis from Israel and the Middle East © Haaretz Daily Newspaper Ltd. All Rights Reserved 00

In Tehran, Swiss foreign minister holds ‘fruitful’ talks on peace, rights

Switzerland’s Foreign Minister Ignazio Cassis said he had “fruitful” talks on Monday with his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif regarding “peace, economic development and human rights.” The Swiss embassy in Tehran handles US interests in Iran, since ties were cut in the aftermath of the 1979 Islamic revolution. Cassis is expected to meet President Hassan […]

Gabor Hirsch, prominent Swiss activist for Holocaust education, dies at 90

Gabor Hirsch, prominent Swiss activist for Holocaust education, dies at 90 – Jewish Telegraphic Agency Skip to content Advertisement Advertisement 00

Powered by WordPress | Designed by: Premium WordPress Themes | Thanks to Themes Gallery, Bromoney and Wordpress Themes