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2014-07-01 08:26:09

SION, Switzerland, July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The RealFly team from Sion, Switzerland has won the 2-Way Dynamic Contest, a new discipline of the Extreme Barcelona event considered to be paramount in the extreme sports community. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140701/694428-a ) (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140701/694428-b ) (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140701/694428-c ) The Extreme Barcelona 2014...

2010-11-23 08:00:00

LAUSANNE, Switzerland, November 23, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Debiopharm Group(TM) (Debiopharm), an independent specialist in global bio-pharmaceutical development in the field of oncology and regarding certain serious diseases, has announced the winner of the Prix Debiopharm Valais pour les Sciences de la Vie (Debiopharm Valais Life Sciences Prize). This year, Abionic S.A., represented by its founder and executive director Dr Nicolas Durand, won the prize for a new diagnostic platform, the...

2006-05-17 11:32:36

By Norman Dabell MAYNOOTH (Reuters) - U.S. Open champion Michael Campbell believes Michelle Wie has to prove herself on her own tour before she deserves to play against the men. Wie could be one of the New Zealander's opponents when he defends his title at Winged Foot next month if she continues her progress through qualifying. The 16-year-old Hawaiian has also been invited to play at the European Tour's European Masters at Crans-sur-Sierre in Switzerland in September. Asked about...

2006-03-17 00:25:00

By Laura MacInnis VERBIER, Switzerland -- Global warming may be the last thing on the minds of extreme skiers speeding down the blustery cliff faces at Verbier-4 Vallees this winter. But looking down from the chic Swiss ski resort's 10,800-foot peak, Eric Balet, whose company runs the ski lifts, says climate change has become a business concern. The Tortin glacier topping Verbier used to stretch to the base of ski lifts and other paths, but Balet now has to use heavy machinery every autumn to...

2005-11-16 12:59:08

GENEVA (Reuters) - The Swiss government ordered the release on Wednesday of a Russian museum's priceless artworks seized at the request of a Swiss firm which says Moscow owes it millions of dollars. The collection, including paintings by masters Pablo Picasso, Auguste Renoir, Claude Monet and Vincent Van Gogh, had been on show in the Swiss town of Martigny for five months and was due to return to Russia. But the paintings were impounded on the orders of the Swiss canton (province)...

Word of the Day
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.