At two o‘clock on Tuesday, a Swiss woman entered a Manor department store in Lugano and attacked 4 peopled, seriously injuring one in the neck with a knife. Two other shoppers were able to stop the woman until the police arrived and arrested her. The Swiss woman converted to Islam and then joined a terrorist organisation. She is known to the police and this act is being considered as a terrorist act. It is the second terrorist attack in Switzerland this autumn. The first one took place in Morges in September when a Portuguese woman was attacked in a similar fashion.
The VBL company, Lucerne‘s bus transport company, is in hot water for having fraudulently applied for 16 million francs of funding from the government between 2010 and 2017. Following a similar case with the Postauto company last year, the government has been going over all of its books with regards to public transport companies funding and both the VBL in Lucerne and the BSL in Basel have been found to have misappropriated millions of francs.
So far this year the Swiss have drunk 24 million „stange“ of beer less than usual! That‘s a drop of 2.2% in the national yearly beer consumption. The lockdown, no large sporting events, no big parties or festivals and closed bars and restaurants have all contributed to the downturn in numbers. 50 000 people are directly or indirectly involved in the beer business in Switzerland.
In Ireland 4 men found an ingenious way of meeting up for a pint of beer after their local lockdown forced all pubs to close. They bought flight tickets for £9.99 each and met up in the airport‘s pub, which is allowed to remain open and serve alcohol, to catch up with their drinking there. Only after sharing their scheme on Facebook were they found out!