International Men's Club of Zug

  • 2021-02-25 16:45 | Roger Brooks (Administrator)

    In view of the resurgence of CoViD-19 cases, we are holding our Stammtisch virtually. Please consult our calendar for the latest information. To prevent unauthorized eavesdropping, you will need an authorization code to join, which will be distributed in our President's weekly e-mail bulletin.  If you aren't yet on our mailing list, just contact any board member

    The federal government has announced several changes in policies to combat the pandemic in its press conference yesterday, Wednesday, 24 Feb. The new regulations take effect next Monday, 1 Mar. and remain in effect until 22 Mar.  The changes include allowing shops, museums, zoos and sports facilities to reopen with limited numbers of people present. The local government has published summary of the new information here. The Federal regulations and recommendations can be found here.  Please note changes in restrictions that apply to those arriving from other countries.

    The Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH) has launched a website summarizing the recent statistics. An overview of the current measures and a list of FAQ are posted here A document detailing regulations in the Canton of Zug is posted here.  Two vaccines have received temporary approval for use in Switzerland.  Residents of Canton Zug can register for vaccination hereHere is some further information about the local response to CoViD form the Zug Health Dept. Currently only those over 75 are being vaccinated here.  Meanwhile, it is possible that the seasonal flu vaccine will provide some cross-immunity, particularly for those who have received the vaccine annually over a long period of time.

    The Canton of Zug has established central coordination for those needing help owing to the pandemic.  For further information, please see this brochure or this article in Zug4You.  The Fachstelle Migration Zug (FMZ) also has a list of sources of information about the Swiss federal government's measures against CoViD-19.

    For the latest news and authoritative information on CoViD-19, please consult the websites of the Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH) and the World Health Organization (WHO)COVID-19 Information for Switzerland has excellent visualizations of the latest available data for Switzerland.  Another good source of statistics for Switzerland is this page from the Tages-Anzeiger, which is updated daily.  A good source of visualizations of international data is Our World in Data.

    Many misconceptions about the virus and measures against it are in circulation.  Please refer to the WHO Myth-Busters page and the Wikipedia page, "COVID-19 misinformation" for details.  The independent British fact-checker is also a good source of verified information about CoViD-19 / SARS-CoV2.  Their website includes some good tips for assessing the veracity of information yourself.

  • 2021-02-08 19:30 | Roger Brooks (Administrator)

    Enterprises founded since Jan. 1st 2017 can apply for consideration in the contest for the Zuger Jungunternehmer Preis 2021 up to April 4th 2021.  Eight finalists will be invited to present their businesses in the Dreiklang Zentrum Steinhausen on May 27th, starting at 17:00.  Prize winners will be awarded prizes of CHF 5'000, CHF 2'000 and CHF 1'000 sponsored by the Technology Forum Zug (tfz). Contestants can also win a prize sponsored by Price Waterhouse Coopers (PwC). Even those who do not win a prize will profit from the media attention.  The application form (in German) can be found here.

  • 2020-12-10 11:40 | Roger Brooks (Administrator)

    Here is some year-end news from Zug's Department of Economic Affairs.

  • 2020-12-06 11:09 | Roger Brooks (Administrator)

    Zug Tourism is offering traditional local seasonal gifts, such as Zuger Kirsch, cherrystone cushions or gift baskets of local products in their webshop at a 10% discount until Dec. 15th 2020.  Just use the voucher code "Christmas" when ordering.

  • 2020-06-09 17:58 | Roger Brooks (Administrator)

    The City of Zug's Building Department invites those who are competent in German to submit input for the development concept which is currently in planning.  Please visit this web page by 22 June to provide your input on 4 different topics which the city government has proposed for discussion, or pose additional questions.

  • 2020-04-10 11:47 | Roger Brooks (Administrator)
    Residents of Canton Zug with an annual income of less than CHF 120,000 (according to salary certificate/s) who don't own stocks, shares or have complex financial asset structures can get their tax returns completed at the Fachstelle Migration Zug for a modest fee.   Please see the FMZ website for further information, including suggestions for those who don't meet the FMZ criteria.

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Current Newsletter

  • February 2021 – March 2021:  Welcome to the February / March '21 version of the IMCZ Newsletter.  In this edition we have a contribution from Remo on how immuno-diversity plays a role in choice of partners, from Muthana on Mathematics in Music, the regular investment commentary from Christian and an article on sport's equipment from Joe, this time focusing on trekking.  There's also the usual humour section, titbits - and an article from myself on approaching the limits for miniaturisation of silicon chips.

    As always , my thanks to the contributors for their excellent work

    Alan

International Men's Club of Zug (IMCZ)

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