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the term "dog days" derives from the constellation Canis Major, specifically its main star, Sirius. The dog days begin with the first rising of this star, visible from Earth. The ancient Greeks and Romans believed that the heat during this period was due to the combined influence of Sirius and the sun.

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No heat records in sight (yet) despite the ‘dog days’

This content was published on The dog days—traditionally the hottest days of the year—began on Tuesday. However, the weather service Meteonews predicts that Switzerland is unlikely to see new temperature records in the near future.

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The data also show a slight increase in the proportion of overweight conscripts, reflecting a broader societal trend, according to the army.

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Majority of young Swiss well-trained, army fitness test reveals

This content was published on More than half of young Swiss men and women are considered well-trained, with around 80% meeting the federal government’s exercise recommendations, according to the Armed Forces 2023 fitness test.

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Italian voters lead political discussions while playing cards, ahead of the elections for the center-left coalition primary elections in Italy, Sunday, October 16, 2005 in the Casa Italia in Zurich, Switzerland.

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Italian consulate to relocate to ‘Casa d’Italia’ in Zurich

This content was published on The Italian state is renovating the “Casa d’Italia” in Zurich’s Kreis 4 district, with plans to move the Consulate General from its current location on Tödistrasse in District 2 to this historic building.

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A man cleans up the remains of a blown up ATM at the Blitz Garage Volketswil, Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2021 in Volketswil.

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ATM explosion rocks canton Vaud

This content was published on Unknown assailants detonated an ATM in canton Vaud early Sunday morning, causing extensive damage to the building. The perpetrators fled the scene and remain at large.

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