BMW AG reaches agreement with Peter Sauber regarding sale of the BMW Sauber F1 Team
Friday, 27 November 2009 01:30
Yesterday (Thursday), BMW AG reached an agreement with Peter Sauber regarding the sale of the BMW Sauber F1 Team. The contract is subject to the condition that the team has a starting place for the 2010 Formula 1 season.Learn More / Full Story >>
Winter-Openings 2009 – a small selection
Friday, 27 November 2009 08:00
Valais, Wallis – A small selection of Winter-Openings in Switzerland.
Fiescheralp, 4.-6. December 2009
10th Winter-Opening with concerts, ski tests and paraglider passenger flights.
Morgins, 5. December 2009
C’est l’hiver! Morgins Festival in the skiing area of Portes du Soleil.
Crans-Montana, 8.-13. December 2009
Europe Cristal Festival.
Bettmeralp, 11.-13. December 2009
6th great winter season inauguration with exceptional concert evening.
Why does the bear not fear ?
Wednesday, 25 November 2009 06:41
According to a recent survey by the WWF, not less than 85% of swiss people support a return of bear in Switzerland.
This is a result that doesn’t surprised, as the bear has a reputation for friendly gourmet numb.
The anthropologist Jacques Hainard is not at all surprised by this quota of sympathy: “That is in our culture. We all built the wolf is the scary part that eats everyone, including Little Red Riding Hood, while the bear is the animal of choice reassuring. It is a little glutton, eating honey and makes the clown at the circus! “Learn More / Full Story >>
Troubles at the Bear Park in Bern
Tuesday, 24 November 2009 06:30
The testimony of the man who filmed the bear Finn attacking a disabled young man in the park Bern differs from the official version published in the media.
As indicated by the man, the distance between the victim and the bear was about 25-30 meters when the police shot the bear. The police shot the bear after the attack.
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Tuesday, 24 November 2009 06:05
Lucerne (German: Luzern (help·info), Italian Lucerna) is a city in Switzerland. It is the capital of the Canton of Lucerne and seat of the district with the same name. With a population of 57,890, Lucerne is the most populous city in Central Switzerland and a focal point of the region. The city’s agglomeration consists of 17 municipalities in three cantons with an overall population of nearly 200,000.Learn More / Full Story >>
Bear attack raises concern – mostly for bear
Monday, 23 November 2009 09:41
Days after a mentally handicapped man fell into Bern’s bear park and was attacked, visitors said they regretted that police had to shoot the bear.
“Everyone is responsible for themselves,” said Vittorio Puzo, a security officer at the bear park, who was not on duty when the attack occurred. “It’s like going to the Amazon, being in a boat, being told the water is full of piranhas – and you still jump in. People are more dangerous than animals.”Learn More / Full Story >>
No more Paragliding Acro World Championship?
Monday, 23 November 2009 08:53
unfortunately, with much regret we have to bring your knowledge of our surrender to organize the 2010 World acrobatics.
This decision is very painful for our club, after 9 years’ editions of Acroaria our goal was to close with the tenth year making the world championship.Learn More / Full Story >>
End of the quarantine for Mischa and Mascha
Monday, 23 November 2009 10:47
The two Russian bear cubs orphaned by which the last few weeks in quarantine were in the bear pit, are now seen in the zoo Dählhölzli too.Learn More / Full Story >>
Bear “Finn” is in danger
Sunday, 22 November 2009 04:13
After yesterday’s drama in the Bernese bear park is still unclear whether the bear who had attacked a young man on Saturday afternoon in the paddock and then was shoted by the police will survive. He is in danger.
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Incident in the Bernese bear pit
Sunday, 22 November 2009 12:54
A 25-year-old mentally disabled man has fallen into the enclosure of the Bear Park in Berne. A bear attacked the man and then hurt him on the head and one leg. How it came to the incident, is still unclear.
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Explore flu trends in Switzerland (H1N1)
Wednesday, 18 November 2009 09:56
Google found that certain search terms are good indicators of flu activity. Google Flu Trends uses aggregated Google search data to estimate flu activity.Learn More / Full Story >>
Is Your Food* Stored properly Right Now?
Monday, 16 November 2009 08:30
REMOVE ALL FOOD* FROM VEHICLE.
Store it in a locker before leaving the area, even for a shot hike!
Lockers are for everyone
Remove all trash and excess food when you leave. Do not use locks. Label all items with name and date. Do not store non-food items in boxes. The NPS is not responsive for loss, damage, or theft od anything left in boxes.
FOOD includes food, trash, recyclables, toiletries, candles, pet food, dirty dishes, baby wipes, scented tissue, air freshener, bottled and canned beverages, canned food, coolers (full and empty), mosquito repellent, lipstick, tobacco products and ANY OTHER ITEMS WITH ASCENT.
A FED BEAR IS A DEAD BEAR
Bears that get human food often become so bold, destructive, and potentially dangerous that they must be destroyed. Don’t be responsible for a dead bear!
BEAR ARE ACTIVE DAY AND NIGHT.Learn More / Full Story >>
Swiss Cheese Fondue – The Recipe (for four persons)
Saturday, 14 November 2009 11:53
Cut the clove of garlic in half and rub the inside of the fondue pot with it. If you are fond of garlic, leave it in the pot. Thoroughly mix 800 g of fondue cheese mixture with four level tsp. of cornstarch (or similar), add 12 fl. oz. of dry white wine and a teaspoonful of fresh lemon juice, and then heat gently, stirring vigorously until all the cheese has melted. Add one small glass of Kirsch (clear Swiss variety), season to taste with pepper and nutmeg, and serve immediately. Place the pot on the burner and adjust until the fondue is simmering gently. Stir with each cube of bread.Learn More / Full Story >>
Sunday, 8 November 2009 03:59
The Zibelemärit (Bernese German dialect; English: Onion market) is an annual market with aspects of a fair in the old town of Berne, Switzerland. It takes place every fourth Monday in November.
Historical research indicates that the Zibelemärit originated in the 1850s with marmettes, farmer’s wives from around Murten, coming to Berne at around St. Martin’s Day to sell their produce. However, a persistent local legend holds that the Zibelemärit is a much older festivity. According to this legend, the Bernese awarded the people from the nearby city of Fribourg the right to sell onions in the city in reward for their aid after a fire destroyed much of Berne in 1405.Learn More / Full Story >>
Friday, 6 November 2009 11:42
Interlaken is a municipality in the district of Interlaken in the Canton of Bern in Switzerland, a well-known tourist destination in the Bernese Oberland.Learn More / Full Story >>
Switzerland – Direct democracy
Friday, 6 November 2009 05:33
Swiss citizens are subject to three legal jurisdictions: the commune, canton and federal levels. The 1848 federal constitution defines a system of direct democracy (sometimes called half-direct or representative direct democracy since it is aided by the more commonplace institutions of a parliamentary democracy). The instruments of Swiss direct democracy at the federal level, known as civic rights (Volksrechte, droits civiques), include the right to submit a constitutional initiative and a referendum, both of which may overturn parliamentary decisions.Learn More / Full Story >>
Thursday, 5 November 2009 10:50
Brienz is a municipality in the district of Interlaken in the canton of Berne in Switzerland.
The village lies on the north bank of Lake Brienz in the Bernese Oberland at the foot of the Brienzer Rothorn mountain.Learn More / Full Story >>
Wednesday, 4 November 2009 05:45
Ballenberg is an open air museum in Switzerland that displays traditional buildings and architecture from all over the country. Located near Brienz in the municipality of Hofstetten bei Brienz, Canton of Berne, Ballenberg has over 100 original buildings that have been transported from their original sites.
In addition to the main attraction of the buildings themselves some of the industrial and crafting buildings still operate to give demonstrations of traditional rural crafts, techniques and cheesemaking. There is also a sizable number of farmyard animals in the grounds.Learn More / Full Story >>
Brienz Rothorn Bahn
Wednesday, 4 November 2009 12:15
The Brienz Rothorn Bahn (BRB) is an 800 mm (2 ft 71?2 in) gauge tourist rack railway in Switzerland, which climbs from Brienz, at the eastern end of Lake Brienz, to the summit of the Brienzer Rothorn mountain. The two designers, engineer Alexander Lindner and contractor Theo Bertschinger were supported by the mountain railway pioneer Roman Abt, who had responsibility for equipping the line with his newly developed double lamella rack system.Learn More / Full Story >>