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Col de Joux Plane: Cycle Up and Cross-Country Ski

This has become one of my favourite annual traditions – the 5th straight year. Bike up one of the great climbs of the north French Alps and cross-country ski at the summit. It’s surprising that they often keep the famous Samoëns side of Col de Joux Plane open in winter. But it gets lots of sun and the cross-country skiing at the summit is beautiful. The Morzine side of Joux Plane will be closed probably until May. It’s a ski slope. Fermé? Don’t believe every sign you read: I always w...
Tags: Sport, Cycling, Alps, Geneva, Mont Blanc, Morzine, French Alps, Don, Col de Joux Plane, Col de Joux, Joux Plane, Bikemap, Croix de Mapellet, Montagne de Loëx


New UN Syria envoy sees opportunity in constitution process

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The new U.N. envoy for Syria says he sees the long-delayed formation of a committee to draft a new constitution for Syria “as a potential door-opener for the political process,” and hopes to see it meet in Geneva “as soon as possible.” Geir Pedersen said Friday the constitutional committee needs to […]
Tags: News, Syria, Nation, Geneva, UNITED NATIONS AP, Geir Pedersen


Polestar teases next-gen electric car again ahead of Geneva launch

Just two weeks before the official online reveal on February 27, Volvo's Polestar gave us another glimpse of the Polestar 2 just a couple of weeks after the first announcement. While the latest official teaser of the Polestar 2 isn't nearly as informational as the first announcement made a few weeks ago, we have still been graced by another image of a discernible part of the exterior body: the top, left-hand side of the rear end. The white Polestar logo blends into the white body to avoid dist...
Tags: News, Geneva, Volvo


Hackers flock to hunt for cracks in Swiss e-voting system

GENEVA (AP) — Swiss authorities are trumpeting the fact that more than 2,000 would-be hackers from around the world have taken up an invitation to try to find holes in Switzerland’s groundbreaking online voting system — and potentially earn tens of thousands of francs (dollars) if they succeed. The Federal Chancellery and Swiss regions, known […]
Tags: News, Ap, Nation, Switzerland, Geneva, Federal Chancellery


Semenya appeal case mixes science, sports, gender politics

GENEVA (AP) — Caster Semenya’s running future will be decided by three judges starting next week in a landmark case that will challenge science and gender politics. The two-time Olympic 800-meter champion from South Africa is looking to overturn eligibility rules for hyperandrogenic athletes proposed by track and field’s governing body. The IAAF wants to […]
Tags: News, Sports, Ap, Nation, South Africa, Geneva, IAAF, Caster Semenya, Semenya


Audi teases Q4 E-Tron electric compact crossover ahead of Geneva

Filed under: Geneva Motor Show,Audi,Crossover,Concept Cars,Electric,Future,Luxury It's expected to go on sale by late 2020.Continue reading Audi teases Q4 E-Tron electric compact crossover ahead of Geneva Audi teases Q4 E-Tron electric compact crossover ahead of Geneva originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 14 Feb 2019 08:10:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |  Email this |  Comments
Tags: Autos, Geneva, Audi, Official, Geneva Motor Show Audi, Audi Q4, Audi E-tron, Geneva Audi


Audi’s Geneva-bound Q4 E-Tron concept will give us a glimpse of the future

Audi has released a trio of teaser sketches to preview the Q4 E-Tron concept. Scheduled to make its debut at the 2019 Geneva Auto Show, the design study takes the form of an electric SUV with a muscular design and a tech-filled interior. The post Audi’s Geneva-bound Q4 E-Tron concept will give us a glimpse of the future appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Geneva, Audi, Electric Cars, 2019 Geneva auto show


Nestle profit rise amid deal-making, eyes future of Herta

Nestle says net profit rose more than 40 percent last year, pointing to revived growth in its key Chinese and U.S. markets and laying out plans to slice off its Herta cold cuts businesses to focus more on plant-based foods and "high-growth" categories.
Tags: Finance, Article, Geneva, Associated Press, Nestle, FBN, Herta, Fbn/markets, Fox-business/markets, Fox-business/markets/earnings, Fox-business/industries, Fox-business/features, 3077c7d7-99bc-50c4-8c40-219110341fde


Neuroendocrine tumors: Choosing the best treatment

An increasing number of anti-cancer drugs are made available each year. During the authorization process, these drugs usually undergo comparisons to one, but rarely to multiple established drugs, leading to a lack of comparisons between therapies. Researchers at the Universities of Basel, Bern and Geneva and at the University Hospitals of Geneva and Bern have compared all drugs used in the treatment of neuroendocrine tumors to guide physicians through all available treatment options.
Tags: Geneva, Bern, University Hospitals of Geneva, Basel Bern


The Best Business Aviation Conferences for 2019

There are so many great aviation conferences happening throughout year. However, for most of us, attending them all just isn’t in the cards – and quite frankly, it would be exhausting to try! So if you had to prioritize, which should you choose? IMHO, it really comes down to what you are trying to accomplish and how far you are willing to travel. To help you out, I’m going to give you a rundown of some of the biggest and best conferences for business aviation that should be on your radar for 201...
Tags: Asia, Europe, Social Media, Canada, United States, Aviation, Geneva, Latin America, Orlando, Sao Paulo, San Francisco CA, Sao Paulo Brazil, San Antonio TX, Shanghai China, Geneva Switzerland, Charlotte NC


Eight of the best last-minute ski weekends

These resorts are accessible from Innsbruck and Geneva airports [Author: Mary Novakovich]
Tags: Innsbruck, Geneva, Mary Novakovich


UN labor agency: joblessness dips, but quality of work also

The International Labor Organization says unemployment worldwide fell slightly last year, but is warning about a lack of opportunities, falling job security and declining quality of work in the global marketplace.
Tags: Finance, Article, Un, Geneva, Associated Press, FBN, International Labor Organization, Fbn/markets, Fox-business/markets, 5aca04b1-d325-5bb7-8f6c-69b40ea73d09


‘Memory—The Origins of Alien’ Director Alexandre O. Philippe is Happy to Make Movies About Classic Movies, Talks His Upcoming ‘Exorcist’ Documentary [Interview]

One of the most anticipated films at Sundance this year, certainly among cinephiles was the latest deep-div making of work from Swiss-born filmmaker Alexandre O. Philippe , who previously has looked into fandom’s disenchantment with George Lucas ( The People vs. George Lucas ), zombie culture ( Doc of the Dead ), and his critically acclaimed 2017 detailed look at Hitchcock’s Psycho shower scene ( 78/52 ). While his new work, Memory—The Origins of Alien , began as a shot-by-shot look at ...
Tags: Movies, Documentary, Interviews, Features, Sophia Loren, Geneva, Francis Bacon, Sigourney Weaver, Jupiter, Ridley Scott, George Lucas, John Carpenter, Scott, Dan, Diane, Ridley


One More Thing About That Mazda Crossover…

Amid the hoopla surrounding last week’s Chicago Auto Show and its many new and refreshed trucks and crossovers, Mazda teased a butt shot of a mysterious new crossover bound for a Geneva reveal next month. Mazda’s crossovers, especially the CX-5, garner more enthusiast attention than, say, a Hyundai or Toyota CUV, due to the zoom-zoom […] The post One More Thing About That Mazda Crossover… appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Production, Autos, Crossovers, Geneva, Hyundai, Chicago Auto Show, Mazda, News Blog, Future Vehicles, Product Planning


Subaru expected to debut two new mild-hybrids in Geneva

As reported by AutoCar, Subaru is bringing an electrified Boxer engine to the Geneva Motor Show next month. In just a month, two "unspecified" models will be getting electric versions of Subaru's 2.0-liter flat-four petrol Boxer engine, coined the e-Boxer, according to AutoCar. As of now, details are sparse about which models will get this mild-hybrid powertrain whose specs are still unknown, they will probably produce similar outputs to those of the Forester e-Boxer that was seen at the Singa...
Tags: News, Geneva, Subaru, Geneva Motor Show, Boxer, AutoCar Subaru, Singapore Motor Show


UN: 40 countries agree to require automatic braking systems

A U.N. agency says 40 countries led by Japan and the European Union — but not the U.S. or China — have agreed to require new cars and light commercial vehicles to be equipped with automated braking systems starting next year.
Tags: Japan, Finance, China, European Union, Article, Un, Geneva, Associated Press, FBN, Fbn/markets, Fox-business/markets, 7822983c-b8ae-58d8-b5ec-c5b596226248


Ecolab acquires online training provider Lobster Ink

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Ecolab Inc., the global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services, has acquired Lobster Ink, a leading provider of end-to-end online customer training solutions. Lobster Ink is a privately held company based in Geneva with core competencies in applied learning science, high-quality training content curation and the delivery of learning experiences through their software as a service (SaaS) platform to successfully meet the unique training needs of hos...
Tags: Travel, Geneva, Ecolab, ST PAUL Minn Ecolab Inc


UN agency cites refugee ‘surge’ from new South Sudan clashes

GENEVA (AP) — The United Nations refugee agency says 13,000 people have fled renewed fighting and violence in parts of South Sudan in recent days, many into neighboring Congo. The U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees cites a “surge” of arrivals into Congo’s Ituri province since clashes erupted Jan. 19 between the South Sudanese army and […]
Tags: News, Ap, Nation, United Nations, South Sudan, Un, Congo, Geneva, Ituri


Near-production Tata E-Vision could debut in Geneva next month - Report

Tata Motors has a lot of exciting debuts planned for the 2019 Geneva Motor Show...
Tags: Autos, Geneva, Tata Motors, Tata E Vision


PIR Equities Fund III raises 275 mln euros ($312 mln)

PIR Equities said Feb. 11 that its third flagship fund closed on 275 million euros ($312 million). PIR Equities, of Geneva, targets deals in sectors including wealth & asset management, energy, infrastructure and payments. PRESS RELEASE PIR Equities Raises 275 Million Euros for Third Fund GENEVA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–PIR Equities, an employee owned private equity firm has raised 275 million euros ($312 million) for its third flagship fund. The firm’s managing partner, Joseph Aaron Horowitz, reported o...
Tags: Trends, Funds, Geneva, PIR Equities, Joseph Aaron Horowitz, Oded ` O D Kobo PIR Equities, BBC Business News PIR Equities, O D Kobo, PIR Equities Fund III, GENEVA BUSINESS WIRE PIR Equities


Efficient Medvedev proves too strong for Fucsovics

Third seed Medvedev, who turns 23 on Monday, was at his devastating best as he gave the hapless Hungarian a brutal lesson to claim his fourth career title. Attacking the lines with machine-like precision, Medvedev was in complete control and broke the unseeded Hungarian, who won his maiden title in Geneva last year, four times. The world number 16 converted his first championship point after breaking Fucsovics's serve to love.
Tags: News, Geneva, Medvedev


Max Verstappen completes Brazilian GP public service penalty

Red Bull Formula 1 driver Max Verstappen completed his public service penalty by attending the FIA International Stewards Programme in Geneva on Saturday
Tags: Sport, F1, Geneva, Max Verstappen, Autosport, FIA International Stewards Programme


Iraq Faces Daunting Challenges in Unifying Its People

GENEVA (VOA) -- The International Committee of the Red Cross reports the Iraqi government faces enormous challenges in renovating its battered country and rebuilding the trust of its population after many years of bruising warfare.
Tags: News, Iraq, Geneva, Red Cross, International Committee, VOA


UN expert: Saudis held another hearing in Khashoggi probe

GENEVA (AP) — An independent U.N. human rights expert says authorities in Saudi Arabia quietly held a second court hearing for 11 people facing charges over the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Agnes Callamard, the U.N. special rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, says she learned of the hearing during her first visit to […]
Tags: News, Saudi Arabia, Ap, Nation, Un, Geneva, Khashoggi, Jamal Khashoggi Agnes Callamard


VW Dune Buggy Concept: Where EVs & The 1960s Meet

VW’s concept is inspired by the American buggies from the 1960s and ‘70s. This modern Dune Buggy showcases the flexibility of VW’s latest EV platform. It doesn’t look like a production version is comming but we won’t give up hope. When I first saw the pictures of the VW Dune Buggy, I thought it was a prop for some upcoming sci-fi movie. Tron II – Electric Tron-a-Loo or something. But no, VW is serious. Or as serious as you can be with a show car. Which is what the Dune Buggy is. You’ll be able...
Tags: Chicago, Vw, Electric Vehicles, Iowa, Autos, Geneva, Volkswagen, Concept Cars, Joliet, Hermosa Beach, Rincon, Volkswagen of America Inc, Car News, Car Talk, Tony Borroz, Bruce Meyer


UN expert: Saudi Arabia undermined Khashoggi probe

GENEVA (AP) — A U.N. human rights expert said Thursday that Saudi Arabia undermined Turkey’s efforts to investigate the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, which she described as a “brutal and premeditated killing” planned and carried out by Saudi officials. Agnes Callamard, the U.N. special rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, made her assessment […]
Tags: News, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Ap, Nation, Un, Geneva, Agnes Callamard, Khashoggi, Jamal Khashoggi


Swiss close case against son of Equatorial Guinea leader

BERLIN (AP) — Swiss prosecutors say they have closed an investigation involving the son of the president of Equatorial Guinea and two other people. Geneva prosecutors opened the probe on suspicions of money laundering and mismanagement of public assets in 2016. They seized 25 cars in Geneva and a yacht in the Netherlands. They said […]
Tags: News, Berlin, Ap, Nation, Equatorial Guinea, Geneva


Audi TT RS Coupe and Roadster get refreshed for Geneva

Despite Audi's TT RS lineup already being equipped with an impressively high-performance powertrain inside a stylish exterior, the company has decided to refresh the vehicle with a set of welcome aesthetic enhancements. Audi announced on Wednesday that the Audi TT RS Coupe and Roadster are getting a mostly-cosmetic refresh just in time for their Geneva Motor Show appearance.
Tags: News, Geneva, Audi


The Lagonda All-Terrain Concept Will Be An Electric Cullinan Antidote

Geneva will provide the first look at the reborn Aston Martin spin-off's first production car via the All-Terrain Concept
Tags: Autos, Geneva, Aston Martin, Electric Cullinan Antidote


Uber competitor Chauffeur-Privé rebrands to Kapten

French company Chauffeur-Privé is going to expand aggressively over the next couple of years. That’s why the company is changing its name to Kapten — a name that sounds less French. “We wanted to share with you a very important piece of news,” Kapten co-founder and CEO Yan Hascoet said in a press conference. “We changed our name while keeping the same positioning.” Kapten is one of the leading ride-sharing players in France and recently launched in Lisbon (2 million users in France, 80,000 users...
Tags: Mobile, Apps, Europe, London, France, Collaborative Consumption, Tech, France Newsletter, Geneva, Lisbon, Chauffeur-privé, Daimler AG, BMW Group, Kapten, Yan Hascoet, Intelligent Apps Kapten