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Esca’s 2014 Paddle for Cancer Dragon Boat Festival will be held on 31 August on the shores of the Lac de Joux in l’Abbaye. This is a high energy event (most of all for the competitors) who paddle furiously around this beautiful lake. The first race starts at 09.20 and there’s one every 10 throughout […]
Today’s lifestyles offer many occasions for new experiences, one of which is living in foreign countries with their various languages and cultures. These life shifts represent challenging opportunities for people to discover new working and living situations that can be stimulating and rewarding. However, such transitions can also bring major changes to one’s professional and […]
Some Pinot Noir, some Gamay and voila you have Dôle. The two grape varieties (Pinot Noir and Gamay) assembled together create an entirely different and distinctive flavour than when on their own; this is the uniqueness of this wine. Dôle usually requires at least 50% of the wine to be Pinot Noir and the rest […]
Adultery is the sixteenth major book by international best-selling Brazilian author, Paulo Coelho. It touches on the theme of adultery. The English edition was published by Knopf this week. The story centres on a woman in her thirties who begins to question the routine and predictability of her days. Publicly, she has a perfect life: […]
The government announced on 20 August that Switzerland is to send half a dozen military observers to Western Sahara. Stressing that the observers will be unarmed, the government has announced that they will join the United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Western Sahara to reinforce peace-keepers supervising the 1988 ceasefire agreement between Morocco and the […]
A Swiss law professor once bemoaned to me that he had spent 25 years of his career dealing with one word, “neutrality”. We all know that legally neutrality means that a country will not join armed alliances or fight in wars other than for self-defence. But, politically, for Switzerland neutrality can run the gamut from […]
The Federal Council decided on Wednesday to continue its efforts to liberalise retail opening hours across the country. The proposed law allows retailers to open from at least 6.00 to 20.00 during the week and from 06: 00 to 19.00 on Saturdays. This contentious decision is taken in the face of direct opposition from the […]
The continuous downpours of recent weeks and rainfall of 40 to 60 mm in the past 24 hours has caused a shock landslide to hit a Rhaetian Railway train carrying 200 passengers running along the Albula line between Tiefencastel und Thusis in the Grison. Three passenger cars were derailed and 11 people injured. One of […]
Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage (色彩を持たない多崎つくると、彼の巡礼の年) is the thirteenth novel by Japanese writer Haruki Murakami. Published in April 2013 in Japan, it is a publishing sensation selling one million copies in one month.
The story is about Tsukuru Tazaki. In high school, his four best friends all had a colour as part of their surnames, leaving him the “colourless” one of their group. But his life is derailed in 1995 when his friends abruptly cut all ties to him. The never-explained ostracism leaves him suicidal and when his only college friend vanishes the next semester, he feels “fated to always be alone”.
Now at 36, Tsukuru is spurred by his new girlfriend to come face-to-face with the past and find out why his friends rejected him. He visits them one by one…