Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Playlist for December 29, 2010

This playlist does not reflect the news, features, PSA's and other announcements made during the show.
The show started a half hour early, time for more features...

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

William Tell, comic strip hero

Swissinfo has an interview with graphic artist and comic book creator David Boller here
The audio interview is on Eurobureau of December 29, 2010, and you can hear it on the Swissinfo site.

David Boller's website Zampano

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Turkey Day

If you don't want to eat meat but would like to have a rosted turkey on your thanksgiving table then the inflatable turkey is for you. Doesn't it look delicious? Eurobureau co-host JJ Crashbang brought this to the show on 11/24/2010 and it certainly brought a festive atmosphere to the studio. It smelled wonderfully aromatic like vinyl, too.

JJ's delicious looking roast turkey

Wednesday, August 11, 2010 - Festival 2010

Huge music festival this week in Budapest held on the "Old-Buda Island" on the Danube. - Festival 2010. Nina Hagen's performing? Wow, wish I could be there.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Swiss hemp farmer on hunger strike. Force feed him?

A man who has been on a hunger strike since his imprisonment for growing and trading in cannabis continues to confuse the authorities about how they should react.

Bernard Rappaz is now in Bern’s Insel hospital and doctors have been told by Esther Waeber-Kalbermatten, a member of the Valais government who is responsible for the dossier, to force-feed him to keep him alive.

Concern over cannabis cultivator's hunger strike. - swissinfo

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Worlds slowest sports car

Is it a Porsche? It's the Ferdinand GT3 RS
It's so light because it does not have an engine. It's quiet. It has lots of cargo room. It's slow. It's beautiful. If you can, watch the video. It's amazingly funny.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Champs Elysées becomes a farm

This past weekend, the Champs Elysées in Paris has become a farm. Here are some images from BBC.

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Roche and RBC named “most unscrupulous” firms

The Basel-based pharmaceutical giant Roche and the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) are this year’s recipients of the Public Eye Award in Davos.

Presented on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum (WEF) meeting in the Swiss resort, the annual awards are intended to remind big global players that socially and environmentally destructive business practices have consequences – in this case for the image of the company.

In the words of the organisers, the Berne Declaration and Greenpeace Switzerland, “we present shame-on-you awards to the nastiest corporate players of the year”.

The RBC, described by the organisers as “the world’s filthiest ATM”, won this year’s Global Award for “facilitating the extraction of oil from tar sands in Alberta like no other financial institution”.

Roche picked up this year’s Swiss Award in addition to the People’s Award for its involvement in organ transplantation drugs in China. The Public Eye says some 10,000 organ transplants take place a year in China, with the vast majority of organs coming from executed prisoners.

Roche were not immediately available for comment.

For the first time a “Greenwash” prize was given to firms that use a “social-environmental fig leaf” to make it look greener than it is.

According to the Public Eye judges, companies such as Nestlé, Coca-Cola and Dow Chemical claim to work with the United Nations and aid organisations to combat the water crisis, but in fact further their policy of water privatisation without regard for existing environmental or social standards – only with a UN stamp. and agencies