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March 3, 2002 | By Andrea Gerlin INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Madeline Kung's decision about how to vote in a referendum that Switzerland is holding today on joining the United Nations shows just how adept the Swiss are at avoiding controversy. The Geneva office worker said she would mark her responses to other questions on the ballot, but leave the one about U.N. membership blank. Her reason is obvious: "I am remaining neutral. " Kung is just another in a long and steadfast line of Swiss who over the centuries have chosen to stay clear of life's frays, big and small.
SPORTS
February 20, 2010
Women's super-G final, 1 p.m. Men's first two-man run 8 p.m.; Men's second two-man run, 9:30 p.m. CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING Men's 30km pursuit final (15 classic, 15 free), 4:30 p.m. Norway vs. Switzerland, 3 p.m.; Latvia vs. Slovakia, 7:30 p.m.; Germany vs. Belarus, midnight Switzerland vs. China, 5:30 p.m.; Russia vs. Slovakia, 10 p.m. Noon: Sweden vs. United States; Norway vs. Denmark; France vs. Germany; China vs. Britain 10 p.m.: Switzerland vs. China; Sweden vs. France; Canada vs. Britain 5 p.m.: United States vs. Britain; Sweden vs. Russia; Denmark vs. Switzerland; Germany vs. China Women's aerials first (1 p.m.)
BUSINESS
March 7, 2013 | By Joseph N. DiStefano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Switzerland ranks with Delaware and the Cayman Islands as a business-friendly legal environment. So it was a surprise, from this distance, to see every district in that wealthy mountain nation vote to approve a proposal by a Swiss senator , Thomas Minder , an organic-toothpaste baron, to force companies to vote each year on pay levels for bosses and corporate directors, and to outlaw the fat signing, merger, and severance bonuses that have...
SPORTS
February 13, 2012 | DAILY NEWS WIRE REPORTS
IVICA KOSTELIC captured his second consecutive World Cup super-combined title with a victory on the 2014 Sochi Olympics course, then hobbled off with an injured right knee that that might need surgery. The Croatian was in visible pain during the victory celebration in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia, using his ski poles like crutches and struggling onto the podium on the verge of tears while sister Janica looked on crying. "You saw he could not walk," Croatia team spokesman Vedran Pavlek said.
NEWS
September 19, 2012 | By Alex Rodriguez, Los Angeles Times
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Pakistan's prime minister told a Supreme Court panel Tuesday that his government would no longer stand in the way of a revival of a long-standing graft case in Switzerland against President Asif Ali Zardari, a decision that could help tamp down tensions in the bitterly contentious relationship between Zardari's government and the country's judiciary. The decision represents a significant turnaround in strategy for Zardari's ruling Pakistan People's Party, which for nearly three years has resisted the high court's demand to rescind a 2008 notification from the Pakistani government to Swiss authorities that corruption proceedings against Zardari in that country be dropped.
SPORTS
May 20, 2013 | Daily News staff and wire reports
FLYERS DEFENSEMAN Erik Gustafsson scored to help Sweden become the first home team to win the world hockey championships in 27 years, beating Switzerland, 5-1, yesterday in Stockholm for its ninth title. Vancouver Canucks star Henrik Sedin had two goals and an assist, and Buffalo Sabres goalie Jhonas Enroth made 26 saves to help Sweden become the first team to win the title on home ice since the Soviet Union in 1986. Switzerland earned its first medal in 60 years. "It was a tight game," Sedin said.
SPORTS
February 11, 2012
American John Isner shocked Roger Federer , 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (4), 6-2, on an indoor clay court, giving the United States a 2-0 lead against Switzerland in their Davis Cup first-round series Friday. Isner's big serve and booming ground strokes challenged the Swiss star. A partisan crowd of 7,000 in Fribourg, Switzerland, was stunned into silence by Federer's first loss in Davis Cup singles in eight years. The upset was preceded by a thrilling opening singles match, with Mardy Fish outlasting Stanislas Wawrinka , 6-2, 4-6, 4-6, 6-1, 9-7. The United States can eliminate Switzerland in doubles in the best-of-five series on Saturday.
SPORTS
June 16, 1994 | By Bob Ford, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The United States team marched confidently into the World Cup in Italy four years ago intent on making history. Instead, it made trivia. "I was playing in Germany a couple of years later and I got this call from a friend in Miami at some ungodly hour of the morning," said forward Eric Wynalda, for whom Italia '90 is still a painful memory. "And he said, 'You just helped me win a game of Trivial Pursuit. The question was, which American was the first to ever receive a red card in the World Cup.' " Wynalda was ejected from the opening match against Czechoslovakia as the United States was on the way to a humbling 5-1 loss.
NEWS
June 3, 2013
Europe facing flood threat BERLIN - Authorities in parts of central Europe issued disaster warnings and scrambled to reinforce flood defenses Sunday as rivers swelled by days of heavy rain threatened to burst their banks. Several people have died or are missing in the floods in Germany, the Czech Republic, and Switzerland since Thursday. Some residents also have been evacuated from flooding in southwestern Poland, as well as in Austria and Switzerland. Czech officials said waters of the Vltava River could reach critical levels in Prague and metal walls were being erected to prevent flooding.
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June 4, 2014 | BY JOHN F. MORRISON, Daily News Staff Writer morrisj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5573
HENRIETTA Warrick thought she'd like to be a mortician. She also thought she'd like to visit Switzerland. Although she did neither, Henrietta managed to live a full and adventurous life, from trekking through the jungles of Hawaii to visiting Mexico and the Bahamas. But maybe her most fun was line dancing at various venues in Philadelphia, and grooving to Led Zeppelin's "Hey, Hey What Can I Do?" In fact, that song was her ringtone. In other words, Henrietta was something of a free spirit, while also being a devoted family matriarch as mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
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June 4, 2014 | BY JOHN F. MORRISON, Daily News Staff Writer morrisj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5573
HENRIETTA Warrick thought she'd like to be a mortician. She also thought she'd like to visit Switzerland. Although she did neither, Henrietta managed to live a full and adventurous life, from trekking through the jungles of Hawaii to visiting Mexico and the Bahamas. But maybe her most fun was line dancing at various venues in Philadelphia, and grooving to Led Zeppelin's "Hey, Hey What Can I Do?" In fact, that song was her ringtone. In other words, Henrietta was something of a free spirit, while also being a devoted family matriarch as mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
NEWS
June 3, 2013
Europe facing flood threat BERLIN - Authorities in parts of central Europe issued disaster warnings and scrambled to reinforce flood defenses Sunday as rivers swelled by days of heavy rain threatened to burst their banks. Several people have died or are missing in the floods in Germany, the Czech Republic, and Switzerland since Thursday. Some residents also have been evacuated from flooding in southwestern Poland, as well as in Austria and Switzerland. Czech officials said waters of the Vltava River could reach critical levels in Prague and metal walls were being erected to prevent flooding.
SPORTS
May 20, 2013 | Daily News staff and wire reports
FLYERS DEFENSEMAN Erik Gustafsson scored to help Sweden become the first home team to win the world hockey championships in 27 years, beating Switzerland, 5-1, yesterday in Stockholm for its ninth title. Vancouver Canucks star Henrik Sedin had two goals and an assist, and Buffalo Sabres goalie Jhonas Enroth made 26 saves to help Sweden become the first team to win the title on home ice since the Soviet Union in 1986. Switzerland earned its first medal in 60 years. "It was a tight game," Sedin said.
BUSINESS
March 7, 2013 | By Joseph N. DiStefano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Switzerland ranks with Delaware and the Cayman Islands as a business-friendly legal environment. So it was a surprise, from this distance, to see every district in that wealthy mountain nation vote to approve a proposal by a Swiss senator , Thomas Minder , an organic-toothpaste baron, to force companies to vote each year on pay levels for bosses and corporate directors, and to outlaw the fat signing, merger, and severance bonuses that have...
NEWS
September 19, 2012 | By Alex Rodriguez, Los Angeles Times
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Pakistan's prime minister told a Supreme Court panel Tuesday that his government would no longer stand in the way of a revival of a long-standing graft case in Switzerland against President Asif Ali Zardari, a decision that could help tamp down tensions in the bitterly contentious relationship between Zardari's government and the country's judiciary. The decision represents a significant turnaround in strategy for Zardari's ruling Pakistan People's Party, which for nearly three years has resisted the high court's demand to rescind a 2008 notification from the Pakistani government to Swiss authorities that corruption proceedings against Zardari in that country be dropped.
SPORTS
February 13, 2012 | DAILY NEWS WIRE REPORTS
IVICA KOSTELIC captured his second consecutive World Cup super-combined title with a victory on the 2014 Sochi Olympics course, then hobbled off with an injured right knee that that might need surgery. The Croatian was in visible pain during the victory celebration in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia, using his ski poles like crutches and struggling onto the podium on the verge of tears while sister Janica looked on crying. "You saw he could not walk," Croatia team spokesman Vedran Pavlek said.
SPORTS
February 11, 2012
American John Isner shocked Roger Federer , 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (4), 6-2, on an indoor clay court, giving the United States a 2-0 lead against Switzerland in their Davis Cup first-round series Friday. Isner's big serve and booming ground strokes challenged the Swiss star. A partisan crowd of 7,000 in Fribourg, Switzerland, was stunned into silence by Federer's first loss in Davis Cup singles in eight years. The upset was preceded by a thrilling opening singles match, with Mardy Fish outlasting Stanislas Wawrinka , 6-2, 4-6, 4-6, 6-1, 9-7. The United States can eliminate Switzerland in doubles in the best-of-five series on Saturday.
SPORTS
November 7, 2011
Defending champion Roger Federer beat Kei Nishikori , 6-1, 6-3, in the Swiss Indoors final in Basel, Switzerland, on Sunday to win his first tennis title in 10 months. The former top-ranked Swiss was emotional as he thanked his hometown fans after winning for the fifth time in six years at the event where he once worked as a ball boy. Federer had a complete game on display to dominate the 32d-ranked Japanese, who stunned top-ranked Novak Djokovic in the semifinals. The Czech Republic won its first Fed Cup title in 23 years after Lucie Hradecka and Kveta Peschke beat Maria Kirilenko and Elena Vesnina , 6-4, 6-2, in the decisive doubles match to secure a 3-2 win over Russia in the final in Moscow.
NEWS
October 21, 2011
A flight from Philadelphia to Switzerland was diverted to Boston on Thursday night because of a report of a burning smell in the rear of the plane, a Boston airport spokesman said. US Airways Flight 710 to Zurich with 187 passengers and nine crew members landed safely at Boston Logan International Airport at 7:44 p.m., said airport spokesman Phil Orlandella. The crew reported an "electrical smell in the aft galley. " The cause of the smell was under investigation. Four flight attendants reported feeling ill and were transported to Massachusetts General Hospital as a precaution, Orlandella said.
NEWS
August 28, 2011 | By David Patrick Stearns, Inquirer Music Critic
LUCERNE, Switzerland - Though ducking an earthquake and a hurricane back home, the Philadelphia Orchestra faced 103-degree heat Friday in Vienna, Austria, then touched down in Switzerland on Saturday only hours after a late-summer blizzard whitened the mountains outside this postcard-perfect city. Yet no distractions kept the ensemble from eliciting unreservedly raucous cheers from the packed hall at the orchestrally rich Lucerne Festival - partly because chief conductor Charles Dutoit had the bells of his dreams.
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