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2014-07-17 08:26:49

KILCHBERG, Switzerland, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Chocoladefabriken Lindt & Spruengli (Schweiz) AG and Jungfrau Railway Holding AG are teaming up. LINDT is making a trip on the Jungfrau Railway, 3,454 meters above sea level, into a sweet experience with Swiss Chocolate Heaven. The themed chocolate shop was officially opened today by none other than LINDT brand ambassador Roger Federer. The highlight was a tennis exhibition match between him and ski racing star Lindsey...

2011-08-04 07:20:00

JUNGFRAUJOCH, Switzerland, August 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The idea sounds simple: 150 years of MAMMUT equals 150 peaks. For the Swiss mountain sports specialist this is the biggest summit project of all time. The starting signal for this ambitious project was given at the peak of the Jungfrau on Wednesday, 3 August, the 200th anniversary of the first ascent. Numerous prominent figures responded to the call of this traditional brand. With the ascent of the Jungfrau (4,158...

2011-02-03 16:18:00

GREEN LANE, Pa., Feb. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- SLM Facility Solutions Nationwide will present its sustainability facilities solutions at Booth #416 during the Restaurant Facility Management Association Conference Feb. 6 - 8 in Long Beach, CA. SLM CEO Susan Daywitt says, "We are fortunate to be in a business that is doing its part to help the environment. The SLM staff shares in this passion and it shows in the company's commitment to do whatever it takes to make our world more sustainable....

2009-01-17 14:19:59

Swiss racer Didier Defago won a world cup downhill in Switzerland Saturday with Americans Bode Miller and Marco Sullivan finishing second and third. Defago was clocked in 2 minutes, 31.98 seconds, a fifth of a second ahead of Miller, CNN reported. Miller's run at Wengen gave him his fourth top-three finish this year. He has been on the podium after 16 downhills in his career, four times at Wengen. I've shown that I can win on this course, but it was tough this year with only two training...

2006-01-15 09:25:39

By Philippe Lang WENGEN, Switzerland (Reuters) - Giorgio Rocca's ambition of emulating fellow Italian Alberto Tomba gained momentum when he won his fifth slalom in succession on Sunday. Rocca has class, style and power and is now only two wins short of Tomba's 1994 run of seven victories in a row. He also has luck on his side as his win on the Lauberhorn owed much to Benjamin Raich. The Austrian World Cup leader looked set for a comfortable victory after dominating the first leg...

2006-01-14 11:12:10

By Philippe Lang WENGEN, Switzerland (Reuters) - Daron Rahlves completed a classic downhill double on Saturday, then confirmed he will retire at the end of the season. The American flyer blazed to victory in front of three top Austrians in the famous Lauberhorn race in Wengen, adding to his victory in the Kitzbuehel classic three years ago. He produced a perfect run to beat former world champion Michael Walchhofer and reigning Olympic champion Fritz Strobl on the Lauberhorn piste,...

2006-01-14 08:04:49

WENGEN, Switzerland (Reuters) - Daron Rahlves blazed to victory in the classic Lauberhorn World Cup downhill race on Saturday, leaving a clutch of top Austrians in the shade. The American flyer clocked two minutes 30.54 seconds down the punishing course to deny Michael Walchhofer victory for the second successive year. Walchoffer, the former downhill world champion, was 0.40 seconds slower, while Olympic champion Fritz Strobl was more than a second off the pace in third. Not even...

2006-01-14 07:59:12

WENGEN, Switzerland (Reuters) - Daron Rahlves of the United States won the classic Lauberhorn World Cup downhill on Saturday in a time of two minutes 30.54 seconds, according to provisional results.

Word of the Day
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.