Geneva, Switzerland (Genevalunch) – The Geneva Motor Show has come and gone, but it leaves in its wake a sense that environmentally friendly “green” cars finally matter to manufacturers. An equal amount of spectator buzz surrounded the less glamorous green cars’ stands as the flashy Ferrari and Lamborghini displays. Many of the manufacturers used g/km […]
Archives for March 2009
Switzerland (TSR, Fre) – Swiss rail company CFF says some 500 ticket machines throughout Switzerland were out of commission starting Sunday night, 15 March (a day famously known for bringing down Caesar). Travelers were obliged to wait in line to buy tickets, but the company announced that its ticket-takers were being “tolerant” towards people without […]
Paris, France (GenevaLunch) – The French government has approved raising the age for sales of alcohol and tobacco from 16 to 18 as part of a package of health measures. New regulations will ironically allow, for the first time, advertising for alcoholic beverages on the Internet, as a result of negotiations with the wine industry.
Switzerland (TSR, Fre) – Two Swiss tourists are believed to be among those missing after a ferry capsized in rough waters during stormy weather. The boat was going from Phuket in Thailand to Similan, an island popular with divers.