SwitzerlandLiechtensteinEuropeAustriaQuestionnaires: Predetermined sets of questions used to collect data - clinical data, social status, occupational group, etc. The term is often applied to a self-completed survey instrument.Birthing Centers: Free-standing facilities that provide prenatal, childbirth, and postnatal care and usually incorporate family-centered maternity care concepts and practices.GermanyEncyclopedias as Topic: Works containing information articles on subjects in every field of knowledge, usually arranged in alphabetical order, or a similar work limited to a special field or subject. (From The ALA Glossary of Library and Information Science, 1983)Multilingualism: The ability to speak, read, or write several languages or many languages with some facility. Bilingualism is the most common form. (From Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed)Sign Language: A system of hand gestures used for communication by the deaf or by people speaking different languages.MedlinePlus: NATIONAL LIBRARY OF MEDICINE service for health professionals and consumers. It links extensive information from the National Institutes of Health and other reviewed sources of information on specific diseases and conditions.Microglia: The third type of glial cell, along with astrocytes and oligodendrocytes (which together form the macroglia). Microglia vary in appearance depending on developmental stage, functional state, and anatomical location; subtype terms include ramified, perivascular, ameboid, resting, and activated. Microglia clearly are capable of phagocytosis and play an important role in a wide spectrum of neuropathologies. They have also been suggested to act in several other roles including in secretion (e.g., of cytokines and neural growth factors), in immunological processing (e.g., antigen presentation), and in central nervous system development and remodeling.Language: A verbal or nonverbal means of communicating ideas or feelings.Criminal Law: A branch of law that defines criminal offenses, regulates the apprehension, charging and trial of suspected persons, and fixes the penalties and modes of treatment applicable to convicted offenders.Postal Service: The functions and activities carried out by the U.S. Postal Service, foreign postal services, and private postal services such as Federal Express.Bosnia-Herzegovina: A country of eastern Europe, formerly the province of Bosnia in Yugoslavia, uniting with the province of Herzegovina to form the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1946. It was created 7 April 1992 as a result of the division of Yugoslavia and recognized by the United States as an independent state. Bosnia takes is name from the river Bosna, in turn from the Indoeuropean root bhog, "current"; Herzegovina is from the Serbian herceg (duke) + -ov (the possessive) + -ina (country or territory).Telecommunications: Transmission of information over distances via electronic means.Balkan Peninsula: A peninsula in Southeast EUROPE between the Adriatic and Ionian seas on the West and Aegean and Black Seas on the East. (from www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/balkan%20peninsula)Refugees: Persons fleeing to a place of safety, especially those who flee to a foreign country or power to escape danger or persecution in their own country or habitual residence because of race, religion, or political belief. (Webster, 3d ed)Somalia: Somalia is located on the east coast of Africa on and north of the Equator and, with Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti, and Kenya, is often referred to as the Horn of Africa. It comprises Italy's former Trust Territory of Somalia and the former British Protectorate of Somaliland. The capital is Mogadishu.Reproducibility of Results: The statistical reproducibility of measurements (often in a clinical context), including the testing of instrumentation or techniques to obtain reproducible results. The concept includes reproducibility of physiological measurements, which may be used to develop rules to assess probability or prognosis, or response to a stimulus; reproducibility of occurrence of a condition; and reproducibility of experimental results.Torture: The intentional infliction of physical or mental suffering upon an individual or individuals, including the torture of animals.Treatment Outcome: Evaluation undertaken to assess the results or consequences of management and procedures used in combating disease in order to determine the efficacy, effectiveness, safety, and practicability of these interventions in individual cases or series.Flight, Animal: The use of wings or wing-like appendages to remain aloft and move through the air.BooksHemoglobins, Abnormal: Hemoglobins characterized by structural alterations within the molecule. The alteration can be either absence, addition or substitution of one or more amino acids in the globin part of the molecule at selected positions in the polypeptide chains.Space Flight: Travel beyond the earth's atmosphere.Lakes: Inland bodies of still or slowly moving FRESH WATER or salt water, larger than a pond, and supplied by RIVERS and streams.Spinal Stenosis: Narrowing of the spinal canal.Criminal Psychology: The branch of psychology which investigates the psychology of crime with particular reference to the personality factors of the criminal.Pedophilia: A sexual disorder occurring in a person 16 years or older and that is recurrent with intense sexually arousing fantasies, sexual urges, or behaviors involving sexual activity with a prepubescent child (generally age 13 or younger). (from APA, DSM-IV, 1994).Medicago sativa: A plant species of the family FABACEAE widely cultivated for ANIMAL FEED.RNA, Satellite: Small, linear single-stranded RNA molecules functionally acting as molecular parasites of certain RNA plant viruses. Satellite RNAs exhibit four characteristic traits: (1) they require helper viruses to replicate; (2) they are unnecessary for the replication of helper viruses; (3) they are encapsidated in the coat protein of the helper virus; (4) they have no extensive sequence homology to the helper virus. Thus they differ from SATELLITE VIRUSES which encode their own coat protein, and from the genomic RNA; (=RNA, VIRAL); of satellite viruses. (From Maramorosch, Viroids and Satellites, 1991, p143)Isobutyrates: Aliphatic acids that contain four carbons in a branched-chain configuration. Included under this heading are a broad variety of acid forms, salts, esters, and amides that contain the 2-carboxypropane structure.Rivers: Large natural streams of FRESH WATER formed by converging tributaries and which empty into a body of water (lake or ocean).Food Services: Functions, equipment, and facilities concerned with the preparation and distribution of ready-to-eat food.Schools: Educational institutions.Consumer Satisfaction: Customer satisfaction or dissatisfaction with a benefit or service received.Climate: The longterm manifestations of WEATHER. (McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 6th ed)Climate Change: Any significant change in measures of climate (such as temperature, precipitation, or wind) lasting for an extended period (decades or longer). It may result from natural factors such as changes in the sun's intensity, natural processes within the climate system such as changes in ocean circulation, or human activities.Consumer Participation: Community or individual involvement in the decision-making process.Software: Sequential operating programs and data which instruct the functioning of a digital computer.Purchasing, Hospital: Hospital department responsible for the purchasing of supplies and equipment.Leasing, Property: Contractual arrangement between the lessor (owner) and the lessee in which the use of equipment or facilities is granted to the lessee for a period of time and at a specified rate.Commerce: The interchange of goods or commodities, especially on a large scale, between different countries or between populations within the same country. It includes trade (the buying, selling, or exchanging of commodities, whether wholesale or retail) and business (the purchase and sale of goods to make a profit). (From Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed, p411, p2005 & p283)Economic Competition: The effort of two or more parties to secure the business of a third party by offering, usually under fair or equitable rules of business practice, the most favorable terms.Marketing of Health Services: Application of marketing principles and techniques to maximize the use of health care resources.Sensory Art Therapies: Therapies using arts or directed at the senses.Bicycling: The use of a bicycle for transportation or recreation. It does not include the use of a bicycle in studying the body's response to physical exertion (BICYCLE ERGOMETRY TEST see EXERCISE TEST).Running: An activity in which the body is propelled by moving the legs rapidly. Running is performed at a moderate to rapid pace and should be differentiated from JOGGING, which is performed at a much slower pace.Swimming: An activity in which the body is propelled through water by specific movement of the arms and/or the legs. Swimming as propulsion through water by the movement of limbs, tail, or fins of animals is often studied as a form of PHYSICAL EXERTION or endurance.Physical Endurance: The time span between the beginning of physical activity by an individual and the termination because of exhaustion.Sports: Activities or games, usually involving physical effort or skill. Reasons for engagement in sports include pleasure, competition, and/or financial reward.

Permanent work incapacity, mortality and survival without work incapacity among occupations and social classes: a cohort study of ageing men in Geneva. (1/2179)

BACKGROUND: The objective of this retrospective cohort study was to investigate the burden of disability and death in men, from middle age to age of retirement, among occupational groups and classes in Geneva. METHODS: Men were included if they resided in the Canton of Geneva, were 45 years of age in 1970-1972, and were not receiving a disability pension at the start of the follow-up. The cohort of 5137 men was followed up for 20 years and linked to national registers of disability pension allowance and of causes of death. RESULTS: There was a steep upward trend in incidence of permanent work incapacity with lower social class for all causes as well as for the seven causes of disability studied. Compared with professional occupations (social class I), the relative risk (RR) of permanent work incapacity was 11.4 for partly skilled and unskilled occupations (class IV+V) (95% confidence interval [CI]: 5.2-28.0). The social class gradient in mortality was in the same direction as that in work incapacity although much less steep (RR class IV+V to class I = 1.6, 95% CI : 1.1-2.2). Survival without work incapacity at the time of the 65th birthday ranged from only 57% in construction workers and labourers to 89% in science and related professionals. Unemployment in Geneva was below 1.5% during almost all the study period. CONCLUSIONS: Medically-ascertained permanent work incapacity and survival without work incapacity have shown considerably greater socioeconomic differentials than the mortality differentials.  (+info)

Paediatric, invasive pneumococcal disease in Switzerland, 1985-1994. Swiss Pneumococcal Study Group. (2/2179)

BACKGROUND: Cost effective use of new vaccines against pneumococcal disease in children requires detailed information about the local epidemiology of pneumococcal infections. METHODS: Data on 393 culture-confirmed cases of invasive pneumococcal infection in children (<17 years) hospitalized in Swiss paediatric clinics were collected retrospectively for the years 1985-1994. RESULTS: Meningitis (42%) was most frequent, followed by pneumonia (28%) and bacteraemia (26%). The overall annual incidence was 2.7 cases per 100000 children <17 years old and 11 cases per 100000 children <2 years old. Annual incidence rates were stable over the study period. Lethality was high for meningitis (8.6%) and bacteraemia (8.9%). A history of basal skull fracture was reported in 3.3% of children with pneumococcal meningitis. Residence in a rural region was associated with an increased risk of pneumococcal infection (relative risk = 1.45, 95% confidence interval: 1.01-2.00). CONCLUSIONS: Paediatric, invasive pneumococcal disease seems to be less frequent in Switzerland than in other European and non-European countries. This may be due to differences in diagnostic strategies and lower frequency of risk factors such as the use of day care. Children with a history of basal skull fracture are at increased risk for pneumococcal meningitis. Further investigation of the association of invasive pneumococcal infection with rural residence and the use of antibiotics for upper respiratory tract infections might give new insight into the dynamics of Streptococcus pneumoniae infection and the development of antibiotic resistance.  (+info)

Thyroid volumes and urinary iodine in Swiss school children, 17 years after improved prophylaxis of iodine deficiency. (3/2179)

Salt iodine content in Switzerland was raised from 7.5 to 15 mg per kg in 1980, and since then dietary iodine intake has been considered to be sufficient, even though a slight decrease due to imported food has recently been reported. The aim of this study was to establish normal values for thyroid volumes of school children who can be assumed to have had a sufficient iodine intake all their lifetime. Moreover. the present investigation was undertaken to verify that iodine sufficiency had been achieved equally in two regions each served by one of the two Swiss salt producers. Mean iodine concentration in urine spot samples from school children was 16.1 microg/dl, and it was identical in both the city of Lausanne (n=215) and the city of Solothurn (n=208). Thus it can be stated that in both cities (served by two different salt producers) iodine intake is equal and sufficient. Accordingly, thyroid volumes measured by ultrasound in school children aged 6 to 16 years were the same in both Lausanne (n=202) and Solothurn (n=207). Moreover, the age-adjusted median volumes at the 97th percentiles closely agree with and validate provisional international reference values recently proposed by the World Health Organisation and by the International Council for Control of Iodine Deficiency Disease.  (+info)

In situ analysis of phototrophic sulfur bacteria in the chemocline of meromictic Lake Cadagno (Switzerland). (4/2179)

Comparative sequence analysis of a 16S rRNA gene clone library from the chemocline of the meromictic Lake Cadagno (Switzerland) revealed the presence of a diverse number of phototrophic sulfur bacteria. Sequences resembled those of rRNA of type strains Chromatium okenii DSM169 and Amoebobacter purpureus DSM4197, as well as those of four bacteria forming a tight cluster with A. purpureus DSM4197 and Lamprocystis roseopersicina DSM229. In situ hybridization with fluorescent (Cy3 labeled) oligonucleotide probes indicated that all large-celled phototrophic sulfur bacteria in the chemocline of Lake Cadagno were represented by C. okenii DSM169, while small-celled phototrophic sulfur bacteria consisted of four major populations with different distribution profiles in the chemocline indicating different ecophysiological adaptations.  (+info)

The economic burden of asthma: direct and indirect costs in Switzerland. (5/2179)

Asthma mortality increased in Switzerland between 1980 and 1994. This study aimed to assess the economic burden of asthma in this country. Chart reviews were conducted for the last five patients seen for asthma in physician practices in 1996 and 1997. Direct expenditures and indirect costs for asthma-related morbidity were determined. A total of 589 patient charts were completely analysed, including 117 children's charts, obtained from 120 office-based physicians. The annual direct medical costs were CHF 1,778 and the mean annual indirect costs were CHF 1,019 per patient for all patients. The total estimated cost of asthma in Switzerland in 1997 was nearly CHF 1,252 million. Direct medical expenditures approached CHF 762 million, or 61% of the total. In 1997, the indirect costs for asthma were estimated to have exceeded CHF 490 million. Of these costs CHF 123 million (25%) was associated with morbidity and nearly CHF 368 million (75%) was associated with looking after asthmatic patients who had to be cared for at home. This study provides evidence that asthma is a major healthcare cost factor in Switzerland, amounting to approximately CHF 1,200 million per year. The data suggest that cost savings can be achieved by improving primary care for asthma in an ambulatory setting.  (+info)

Serological evidence of infection with Ehrlichia spp. in red foxes (Vulpes vulpes) in Switzerland. (6/2179)

Serum samples from 1,550 red foxes in Switzerland were tested for antibodies to the agents of canine granulocytic and monocytic ehrlichiosis by an indirect immunofluorescent technique. Forty-four (2.8%) of the samples were positive for Ehrlichia phagocytophila, which is an antigen marker for granulocytic ehrlichiosis. In contrast, none of the samples had antibodies specific to Ehrlichia canis, the agent of monocytic ehrlichiosis.  (+info)

Harm reduction in Bern: from outreach to heroin maintenance. (7/2179)

In Switzerland, harm-reduction programs have the support of the national government and many localities, in congruence with much of the rest of Europe and in contrast with the United States, and take place in public settings. The threat of AIDS is recognized as the greater harm. This paper describes the overall national program and highlights the experience from one city; the program is noteworthy because it is aimed at gathering comparative data from controlled trials.  (+info)

Expression of CD28 and CD38 by CD8+ T lymphocytes in HIV-1 infection correlates with markers of disease severity and changes towards normalization under treatment. The Swiss HIV Cohort Study. (8/2179)

The relationship between blood CD8+ T lymphocyte subsets, as defined by CD28 and CD38 expression, and plasma viraemia and CD4+ T cells in HIV-1 infection was investigated. In a cross-sectional study of 46 patients with either no or stable anti-retroviral treatment, there was a strong negative correlation between the percentage of CD8+CD28- and the percentage of CD4+ T cells (r = -0.75, P < 0.0001), and a positive correlation between absolute numbers of CD8+CD28+ and CD4+ T cells (r = 0.56, P < 0.0001). In contrast, the expression of CD38 by CD8+ T lymphocytes correlated primarily with plasma viraemia (e.g. the percentage of CD38+ in CD8bright cells, r = 0.76, P < 0.0001). In the 6 months following triple therapy initiation in 32 subjects, there was a close correlation between changes (delta) in CD8+CD28+ or CD8+CD28- and in CD4+ T cells (e.g. delta % CD8+CD28+ versus delta % CD4+, r = 0.37, P = 0.0002; delta % CD8+CD28- versus delta % CD4+, r = -0.66, P < 0.0001). A marked decline of the number of CD8+ T cells expressing CD38 was also observed. These results suggest the existence of a T cell homeostasis mechanism operating in blood with CD4+ and CD8+CD28+ cells on the one hand, and with CD8+CD28- cells on the other. In addition, the percentage of CD38+ cells in CD8+ cells, generally considered an independent prognostic factor, could merely reflect plasma viral load.  (+info)

  • The city of Zurich lies at the north end of Lake Zurich in northern Switzerland. (ironman.com)
  • In Zurich, as is typical for Switzerland, everything from shopping to spas and restaurants is very close to the race site and within walking distance. (ironman.com)
  • Quality is one of Switzerland's most well-known attributes, and is the top priority at both IRONMAN Switzerland (Zurich) and IRONMAN 70.3 Switzerland (Rapperswil-Jona). (ironman.com)
  • Zurich is, quite simply, a gateway to the rest of Switzerland and Europe. (ironman.com)
  • Three Israelis were killed and another five seriously injured when the minivan they were traveling in during a vacation to Switzerland was hit by a train near the Swiss town of Wolfenschiessen, some 50 kilometers south of Zurich. (jpost.com)
  • BRUSSELS/ZURICH (Reuters) - The European Union said on Sunday it has postponed negotiations with Switzerland on its participation in multibillion-dollar research and educational schemes in the latest fallout from a shock Swiss vote in favor of immigration curbs. (reuters.com)
  • BERN, Switzerland, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Switzerland is best known, in banking and investment terms, for the sage and agile "Gnomes of Zurich. (upi.com)
  • Contact is in Geneva, Switzerland. (ohchr.org)
  • GENEVA (Reuters) - Switzerland has kept its title as the world's most competitive economy for the fifth year running, though it needs to resist any temptation to protect its core banking sector if it wants to stay top, the World Economic Forum said on Wednesday. (reuters.com)
  • Geneva, Switzerland, is a celebrated hub for diplomacy, banking, and public health, and it hosts the highest number of international organizations in the world. (path.org)
  • Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. (cyndislist.com)
  • Researchers from the University of Geneva (UNIGE), Switzerland, working in collaboration with other institutions and with a logistical support from the Swiss army, have undertaken the first nationwide assessment of the semen quality of men between the age of 18 and 22. (eurekalert.org)
  • Fresh snowfall Monday created an avalanche hazard leaving roughly 13,000 tourists stranded in Zermatt, Switzerland, Tuesday. (nydailynews.com)
  • The highlights of this collection (Switzerland, Church Records, 1277-1992) are the 500,000 images associated with the Cantons of Bern, Basel-Stadt, and Schaffhausen State. (cyndislist.com)
  • WRITING FROM LUGANO, SWITZERLAND - At least one country already has a healthcare plan roughly similar to the one President Obama and the Democrats have proposed, with universal coverage, a mandate that everyone buy insurance and a major role for private insurance companies: Switzerland. (latimes.com)
  • Lake Lugano is a glacial lake at the border between Switzerland and Italy. (cia.gov)
  • The international country dialling code for Switzerland is +41. (klm.com)
  • Switzerland is a democratic country subscribing to the fundamental ideals with which the United States also identifies. (state.gov)
  • The government of Switzerland announced Feb. 12, 2014, that it will institute quotas on the number of immigrants who are allowed to live and work in the country by the end of the year, after Swiss voters approved greater immigration controls in a national referendum. (shrm.org)
  • Switzerland is a landlocked country surrounded by France, Austria, Germany and Italy. (familysearch.org)
  • In 2013, Switzerland and WHO signed a country cooperation strategy, highlighting opportunities and challenges for stronger cooperation between the country and the WHO Secretariat. (who.int)
  • Assisted suicide is legal in Switzerland, but the public has become increasingly concerned about the number of people coming to their country with the intention of killing themselves. (gadling.com)
  • In Switzerland, the respect of leaders for the led, and the led for the leaders is greater than in any country in history -- perhaps because it's not always clear who's leading whom. (upi.com)
  • Since the international competitiveness of Switzerland as a research location is essential for the country, collaborative efforts by all stakeholders, including specialists in Pharmaceutical Medicine, are necessary to address the numerous challenges related to clinical research. (springer.com)
  • Switzerland, the only developed country with a long-standing consumer-driven health care system, provides broad evidence and important lessons about its efficacy. (forbes.com)
  • In Switzerland, business executives who participated in our annual survey cited the shortage of qualified labour as the most problematic factor for doing business in the country. (weforum.org)
  • The men came from every canton in Switzerland and were conceived and born in the country. (eurekalert.org)
  • At the same time, there were 2 non-Swiss women who immigrated from another country to Switzerland. (wikipedia.org)
  • Basel is a city in northwestern Switzerland on the river Rhine. (bing.com)
  • For example, this training can be obtained at the European Center of Pharmaceutical Medicine in Basel, Switzerland, which offers a comprehensive course programme covering all relevant topics of Pharmaceutical Medicine. (springer.com)
  • Neyruz is a municipality in the district of Sarine in the canton of Fribourg in Switzerland . (wikipedia.org)
  • There were 733 or 44.0% who were born in the same canton, while 250 or 15.0% were born somewhere else in Switzerland, and 186 or 11.2% were born outside of Switzerland. (wikipedia.org)
  • The French term canton adopted into German after 1648 , and then only in occasional use until the early 19th century: prominent usage of Ort and Stand gradually disappeared in German-speaking Switzerland from the time of the Helvetic Republic . (wikipedia.org)
  • Genealogy and local history in the canton of Neuch tel, including a list of more than 400 emigrants from Switzerland. (cyndislist.com)
  • Association for genealogy and family search in the district of March in the canton of Schwyz in Switzerland. (cyndislist.com)
  • Boussens is a municipality in the district of Gros-de-Vaud in the canton of Vaud in Switzerland. (wikipedia.org)
  • There were 372 or 50.1% who were born in the same canton, while 138 or 18.6% were born somewhere else in Switzerland, and 100 or 13.5% were born outside of Switzerland. (wikipedia.org)
  • Guests of our hotels in Switzerland will find they are just a brief journey from the country's picturesque plateau around Lake Lucerne, the dramatic beauty of the Sanetsch Pass and the jagged Matterhorn, one of the highest peaks in the Alps. (marriott.com)
  • The Matterhorn is a pyramidal mountain on the border between Switzerland and Italy. (cia.gov)
  • Book a flight to Switzerland and sample delicious chocolate, eat rösti on the ski slope or listen to the cheerful chiming of cowbells in the Alps. (klm.com)
  • Climb to new heights in the Alps, sample Swiss chocolate and journey through medieval towns, all accessible from our hotels in Switzerland. (marriott.com)
  • On either side of and above the Alps are the countries of (from left to right) France, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Austria, and Slovenia, while below the Alps is Italy. (cia.gov)
  • Once the stomping ground of Romans in search of wine and sunshine en route to Italy, small-town Martigny is Valais's oldest town. (lonelyplanet.com)
  • You can also browse the collection for Switzerland (Switzerland) or search for Switzerland (Switzerland) in all documents . (tufts.edu)
  • The list of Switzerland Websites at the Family History Library will help you get started in your search for Swiss ancestors. (familysearch.org)
  • Switzerland were leaving themselves vulnerable to the counter-attack as they piled forward in numbers in search of the goal that would see them through to the last 16, and were thankful for some poor finishing on the part of the Central Americans, with Alvarez as guilty as anyone. (fifa.com)
  • Asterix and Obelix travel to Switzerland in search of a certain flower for a poison antidote. (worldcat.org)
  • Founded in 1997, concentrating on the genealogy of the ITALIAN speaking part of Southern Switzerland, Cantons TICINO (Tessin) and GRIGIONI (Grisons, Graub nden), publishing a yearly bulletin and monthly newsletters for members. (cyndislist.com)
  • Switzerland is overtaken by Finland, which was ranked number 187 at 0.65 Units (Deaths) Per Thousand Children Aged 5-14 and is followed by San Marino at 0.61 Units (Deaths) Per Thousand Children Aged 5-14. (nationmaster.com)
  • Switzerland is overtaken by Tanzania, which was ranked number 55 with $2,048,867.99 Thousand PPP = 2004-2006 and is followed by Czech Republic with $1,934,781.17 Thousand PPP = 2004-2006. (nationmaster.com)
  • Divided into two parts by the Reuss River, which is crossed by seven bridges within the town, Lucerne has one of the most picturesque settings in Switzerland. (britannica.com)
  • Utilizing the world's most comprehensive network of trains, buses, boats, lake steamers, cable cars, and funiculars, guests traveling to and from their Switzerland accommodations can do so more quickly and inexpensively than almost anywhere else in Europe. (marriott.com)
  • Each year, students from all across Switzerland come to study with us, gaining the skills, knowledge and insight they need to succeed in their careers - and the chance to experience life in one of the world's most exciting cities. (mdx.ac.uk)
  • In an interview with Reuters last week, Barroso hinted at more far-reaching consequences from the vote, saying Switzerland could not enjoy all the benefits of the EU, the world's biggest market, without reciprocal access. (reuters.com)
  • We are delighted to welcome back Switzerland, like most of the world's WISeKey as a sponsor of Alinghi for the leading countries and brands, was com- 33rd America's Cup, says Ernesto Bertarel- ing out of a tough 2009. (slideshare.net)
  • 1. Made in Switzerland. (ironman.com)
  • 1. THE SWISS STYLE WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM SPECIAL DAVOS - SUSTAINABILITY: WISEKEY AND ALINGHI: LEADERSHIP MADE IN SWITZERLAND »»» by Jules Landon WISeKey and Alinghi: Leadership made In Switzerland W hen, last fall, WISekey, the waste for the sailing syndicate's transac- ica's Cup is often hotly contested and bespoke digital security tions and facilities during America's Cup. (slideshare.net)
  • nology "Made in Switzerland" was deter- secure and highly trustworthy interactions mined to be a force in this new decade. (slideshare.net)
  • About 64,000 EU citizens have settled in Switzerland every year over the past decade, according to the Swiss Federal Office for Migration, giving Switzerland one of the highest proportions of foreign workers in Europe, accounting for about 27 percent of the country's population of about eight million. (shrm.org)
  • Our Europe Regional Team offers a personalised service to students from Switzerland, supporting you in your application to Middlesex, and answering any questions you have about our courses, entry requirements, student life and more. (mdx.ac.uk)
  • The world now seeks to emulate this approach because it is considered an effective remedy to the problem of youth unemployment, which reaches 25% in Europe and exceeds 50% in some countries, compared with 8% in Switzerland. (weforum.org)
  • Christians in Switzerland are split more or less evenly between the Catholic Church, which is the largest single church, and the Protestant Federation, which groups the Reformed churches of the cantons, and a few other churches. (oikoumene.org)
  • Employees and self-employed persons working in Switzerland for less than 90 days don't need permission, but they have to register with cantonal authorities. (ipsnews.net)
  • For the sixth consecutive edition, Switzerland tops the rankings of the World Economic Forum's Global Competitiveness Report . (weforum.org)
  • Several indicators in our competitiveness index show that Switzerland makes good use of human capital - its greatest asset. (weforum.org)
  • Local news for Berne, Switzerland continually updated from thousands of sources on the web. (topix.com)
  • There are a number of societies, associations and other organizations supporting clinical research in Switzerland. (springer.com)
  • Switzerland is a member of the European Free Trade Association, whose countries are significant markets for U.S. exporters and investors. (state.gov)
  • Haulage companies hate the increased road taxes that Switzerland started to levy this year. (economist.com)
  • The average general practitioner in Switzerland, he said, makes about $150,000 a year, but cardiologists and other specialists can make $300,000 or more. (latimes.com)
  • Since 2014, Switzerland Child Mortality Rate fell by 3.7% year on year. (nationmaster.com)
  • Since 2014, Switzerland Livestock Net Production was down by 0.1% year on year. (nationmaster.com)
  • Will Switzerland top the ranking again next year? (weforum.org)
  • The number of infertile couples in Switzerland using assisted reproductive technology (ART) doubled from 3,000 to over 6,000 a year between 2002 and 2010. (eurekalert.org)
  • Switzerland is not a member state of the European Union (EU). (usda.gov)
  • Switzerland is not a member of the EU, but is a member of the European Free Trade Association and a signatory to several bilateral agreements with the EU allowing free movement of people and jobs. (shrm.org)
  • It is vital for Switzerland to ensure that its main source of competiveness does not dry up. (weforum.org)
  • The uncertain economic climate limited the performance of the consumer foodservice industry in Switzerland in 2011. (slideshare.net)
  • The slowing of the world economy combined with the high valuation of the Swiss franc had a negative impact on the economic outlook for Switzerland. (slideshare.net)
  • Get this Report Now by email!Consumer Foodservice in SwitzerlandPublished on November 2012 Report SummaryThe uncertain economic climate limited the performance of the consumer foodservice industry in Switzerland in 2011. (slideshare.net)
  • President Trump scrapped plans Thursday to attend the World Economic Forum in Switzerland later this month, complaining he has to stick stateside to deal with Democratic "intransigence" on building a taxpayer-funded border wall with Mexico. (nydailynews.com)
  • President Trump received a round of boos at the World Economic Forum in Switzerland Friday after again attacking the media. (nydailynews.com)
  • Per person, that worked out in 2007 to roughly $4,417 in Switzerland and about $7,290 per person here, according to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. (latimes.com)
  • Indeed, within a few, the diplomat had come up with something, inadvertently -- mentioning the special arrangements worked out to allow Switzerland a high degree of economic integration with the EU, while retaining political independence and neutrality. (upi.com)
  • Neither can Switzerland avoid lengthening the duration of social security contributions and making the conditions of retirement more flexible. (weforum.org)
  • European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso said that the referendum vote would have "serious consequences" for relations between Switzerland and the EU, which could include sanctions on movement for Swiss citizens and curtails on Swiss business development within the bloc. (shrm.org)
  • Switzerland has represented the United States in Iran as our Protecting Power since 1980, where it provides assistance to U.S. citizens in Iran. (state.gov)
  • The agreement allows EU citizens to reside and work in Switzerland. (ipsnews.net)
  • This report on Switzerland is the fifth in a series of reports looking at how the broader education, health, social and labour market policy challenges identified in Sick on the Job? (oecd.org)
  • Popular courses among students from Switzerland include Business and Marketing, Biomedical Science, Computer Science, Media and many more. (mdx.ac.uk)
  • Through programs that foster an active dialogue between Switzerland and the USA and showcasing the best in Swiss innovation, culture, history, education and business Swiss Roots aims to communicate with its target audience in online and offline exchanges. (cyndislist.com)
  • Generals were appointed during the Baden Revolution, the Neuchâtel Crisis, the Franco-Austrian War, the Franco-Prussian War, the First World War and the Second World War, although Switzerland was militarily involved in none of them and the role of the army in these times was mainly to guard the border. (wikipedia.org)
  • At 49 sq km (19 sq mi) and an average width of approximately one kilometer (over half a mile), roughly 60% of the lake lies in Switzerland, the rest in Italy. (cia.gov)