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55 posts, 12:28 today
Citizenship applications down after new…
Greece? Only Greece? It is much worse: Do not know which rabbit hole I went down or in what kind of twilight zone I woke up. But looks like Germany won the war, Swiss neutrality somehow paid off, and EF is part of the resistance…
Started by: Medea Fleecestealer · 14.Aug.2018 · Swiss politics/news
18 posts, 12:28 today
Health insurance for tourists - inadequate…
What kind of travel insirance did you purchase? Since our children are no longer residents of Switzerland, we try to purchase traveler insurance for them. But, now I wonder if it is enough?.? So sorry for your loss and troubles.
Started by: StelladOriente · 15.Aug.2018 · Insurance
16 posts, 12:23 today
New 200 CHF Banknote
I use the right hand rule sometimes when working, I've seen other people at it as well. Sitting in front of their desk throwing the engineering gang signs and looking at drawings. Now I'll just pull out a 200 and start flipping it about…
Started by: aSwissInTheUS · 19.Mar.2018 · Finance/banking/taxation
11 posts, 12:19 today
How low can you go? (Homesickness)
Thank you all for your responses. I do indeed have friends of my own here, though that’s almost part of the problem since many of them live where I spent my first year in Switzerland, between 45 and 90 minutes away from where I live…
Started by: AnnaSophiaA · 14.Aug.2018 · Daily life
9 posts, 11:44 today
School issue - how to handle?
Do you have confirmation of the re-enrollment (written or otherwise) despite not paying the fee? If so, then you are stuck I'm afraid. And as others have said, the penalities, while not peanuts, are relatively generous if only for…
Started by: Dan M · 14.Aug.2018 · Education
8 posts, 11:07 today
Notifying school about medication?
Had a look through my papers. On the registration for EZB for there is this: Sie sind einverstanden, dass die Schule Uber die für den Schulbetrieb wichtigen Inhalte informiert wird. but nothing about contacting doctor or anyone else.…
Started by: dragoneiric · 14.Aug.2018 · Education
30 posts, 10:56 today
Unlimited data for a cellphone contract,…
I think the mobile phone offer from yallo at 29chf per month is just unbeatible right now. Sunrise offer is only for data; doesn't include voice and morover is capped to 2MBps - which in 2018 is a joke, honestly. what is the point of…
Started by: neutralname · 10.Jun.2018 · TV/internet/telephone
12 posts, 10:44 today
Leaving for Canada - swiss health insurance…
The three countries that are on "the list" from the travel health/accident insurance companies are CAN, USA and JPN. Do not travel to these countries without extra insurance. In the case of this move, be sure to have this extra…
Started by: lawfrench · 14.Aug.2018 · Leaving Switzerland
95 posts, 10:44 today
Chili Heads, a Chili heads up...
My Jerk Sauce recipe, perfect for marinating chicken, I make loads triple the recipe and buy several whole chickens that I butterfly and place in freezer bags with the marinade and freeze, then while they defrost they marinade. 1 big…
Started by: TobiasM · 15.May.2016 · Food and drink
5 posts, 10:43 today
Application withdrawal fee (CHF 100)
Started by: Szilvia · 14.Aug.2018 · Housing in general
1 post, 10:42 today
Hair and makeup artist for September wedding…
Started by: kramsey · 15.Aug.2018 · Family matters/health
3 posts, 10:37 today
MFK for import to SZ
Started by: komsomolez · 15.Aug.2018 · Transportation/driving
12 posts, 10:36 today
Yallo Home Box
I checked yesterday my home DSL internet conection, suposed to be 60Mbps/60MBps, with green.ch, but because of the distance to the server, I gorwas max 20MBps and 15Mbps upload according to speed test. With this conditions, I belive if…
Started by: joeyying · 26.Mar.2018 · TV/internet/telephone
49 posts, 10:24 today
Portal Pissoir/Urinals Men pissing in public…
Ever seen a cycling race? The euphemism here is 'natural break' and the point of etiquette (cycling is full of strict 'unwritten rules' would would be familiar to any Victorian maiden aunt) is that everyone waits for a sign from the race…
Started by: moggy · 5.Jul.2013 · Daily life
8 posts, 10:02 today
Bee nest ?
A nest is valuable to beekeepers, the access in this case may be difficult but if people reading here find one in their garage or some other easy access place try to contact a local beekeeper who should be interested to come and collect…
Started by: jakobo · 12.Aug.2018 · Housing in general
61 posts, 09:52 today
Major bridge collapse near Genoa
Bridges normally do not collapse due to bad driving but rather errors in design and badly maintained structures. Let’s hope that this accident will serve an example to other governments around the world to do carry out due…
Started by: Medea Fleecestealer · 14.Aug.2018 · International affairs/politics
18 posts, 09:50 today
Received overdue tax paperwork even though…
I just came back from Steuersamt. The people I talked to were very friendly and spoke perfect English, but were not happy to do it because they are not allowed to. They explained my situation but said that if I asked some more specific…
Started by: c4r0 · 13.Aug.2018 · Finance/banking/taxation
7 posts, 09:34 today
Product recall ... is this in your cupboard?
More correctly called 'biscuits' in British English. The tangled web of language goes something like this, as I understand it: - What they call cookies, we call biscuits - What we call cookies, they call cookies - What they call…
Started by: curley · 7.Aug.2018 · Daily life
22 posts, 09:34 today
ECA (as in eca-vaud.ch)
Hi everyone, I have a question about ECA. I just moved to VD from ZH and discover it is apparently a legal obligation to have a household insurance for fire and natural catastrophe coverage with the cantonal insurance institution ECA.…
Started by: Lukc · 1.Jan.2015 · Insurance
84 posts, 09:26 today
Pillar 3A insurance - how to cancel without…
No. The best case scenario is if you'd assume room temperature shortly after signing the contract and for unrelated reasons. Then there's actually a chance the insurance would owe your heirs more money than what you'd pay in premiums and…
Started by: Las · 16.May.2018 · Insurance
9 posts, 08:57 today
Champions League 2019
Yeah, I thought about that too...But DAZN and Sky have the rights for Germany and Austria, and in France last year it was with beIN Sports, so no free soccer also :( From the Blick article quoted above "Die Option, auf einen Sender…
Started by: hof86 · 14.Aug.2018 · TV/internet/telephone
69 posts, 08:48 today
Swiss men dating culture
How I hated those meals with a group of people in NYC: "Let's share" were the words of the guy who had the big steak with all the trimmings. I never complied. I paid what I had eaten, which was something cheap because of my meagre funds.…
Started by: youdunsay · 13.Aug.2018 · Daily life
6 posts, 07:32 today
Self Employed in Switerland
There are several options: 1. Register with the cantonal SVA social security administration as ANOBAG. 2. Work for a payroll service which bills the British company. 3. Find more clients and then register as a sole trader with the cantonal…
Started by: reddavem · 14.Aug.2018 · Business & entrepreneur
1 post, 07:26 today
Wanted: Room in Zug (weekdays)
Started by: ch2013 · 15.Aug.2018 · Property wanted
14 posts, 07:00 today
Children's book, half remembered - what was it?
Thanks, everyone. I'll have a look at all those links. To answer 3Wishes' questions: The text was English not German. I don't know when or for whom the physical book was bought, but guess it must have been around in the 70's, maybe as…
Started by: doropfiz · 12.Aug.2018 · Family matters/health
4 posts, 06:56 today
Zurich architecture
Started by: byby · 11.May.2008 · Daily life
11 posts, 02:49 today
Separation/Divorce question - alimony adjustment…
Your Lohnausweis will play an integral part to your divorce separation, plus your contributions to old age, as will that of your marital partner. In addition, as long as you have not been divorced, the income, pension etc. will be…
Started by: traveleire · 7.Aug.2018 · Family matters/health
19 posts, 00:08 today
When (and if) car buyer can cancel (dissolve)…
So then it is simple. Congratulation, you imported the car. I can repeat myself, the 13.20 is the proof that the car is rightfully imported and no import tax and duty is due. From custom point of view the car is imported. Period.…
Started by: zahhar · 14.Aug.2018 · Transportation/driving
7 posts, 00:00 today
Live-in housekeeper/PA opportunities in…
Hello everyone, Thank you very much for your replies, the 1h par m2 thing seems great and was just what I had mind! With my très basic french I've managed to find two organisations, one run by UNIGE, which is closed for…
Started by: Aeth · 7.Aug.2018 · Other/general
32 posts, 23:50 yesterday
Tenant vs owner obligations
No I am not. Yes, it does. That is the wrong contract. The relevant contract is the one with the repair man. Correct, and that what happened. Without your prior authorization, that is why it is called "Agency without…
Started by: bokemono · 14.Aug.2018 · Housing in general
7 posts, 23:48 yesterday
No chance if you dont speak German?
Hi Dave, If she's into recruitment and speaks English only...I might just work in the right company for her. Write to me a private message and i will give you the details...I don't remember if they are hiring right now, but a try…
Started by: reddavem · 14.Aug.2018 · Employment
25 posts, 22:55 yesterday
Independent Brokers newbie
So here a quick summary of answers given or found: SMS is not secure, its a stop-gap for signup. Switch to the mobile app asap - it works well. Data is delayed, except for spot Forex (to be confirmed). It looks like real-time data…
Started by: Eiger · 9.Aug.2018 · Finance/banking/taxation
39 posts, 22:35 yesterday
Skywork Airlines C*** Customer Service
Don´t like the new lounge at the A gates, I prefer the old setting. Not enough places to hang around if you have to wait for a delayed flight / due to a cancelled flight. Swiss long haul is quite pleasant. Had the chance to upgrade…
Started by: AletschBub · 9.Aug.2018 · Complaints corner
4 posts, 21:06 yesterday
Leavingfor Canada - permanent address /…
Started by: lawfrench · 14.Aug.2018 · Leaving Switzerland
44 posts, 20:58 yesterday
Travelling on the train (long distance)…
We took the Uetliberg train on the weekend, it was pretty short and the baby was not happy... :eek: She does not take the pacifiers and often does not sleep during the day (but cries because she’s tired). I think this is the no.1 reason…
Started by: qomototoro · 8.Aug.2018 · Family matters/health
3 posts, 20:52 yesterday
Engineering Collages for english speakers
Started by: ranoujh · 14.Aug.2018 · Education
3 posts, 20:50 yesterday
Chances of finding a student job w/o any…
Started by: Bago · 14.Aug.2018 · Employment
30 posts, 20:46 yesterday
RAV, Burnout, Future?
I think that the reasons for being burned-out/ depressed are irrelevant. It's important to look for help to work through it. Hey, you're not the only one on this forum who has taken this step :). In my experience of living in…
Started by: Withpurpose · 2.May.2018 · Employment
9 posts, 20:26 yesterday
Advice on buying smartphone
With DasABo you can get S8 for 9.05 CHF a month. Yes, you are tied for 24 month, but the total phone cost is 217.2 CHF after two years. And if you don't like Salt and do Swisscom only why do you care about price then ;-)
Started by: Iskander · 29.Jul.2018 · TV/internet/telephone
34 posts, 20:24 yesterday
Apartment Foreman Issue
We also wash weekends and its never been a problem with finding a slot to wash. But then again not all the the apartment block use the maschines ( 2).Plus we talk to each other! And dont forget some apartment blocks are very old.
Started by: JonathanP · 18.May.2018 · Complaints corner
The Local Switzerland
This is how Switzerland’s new 200-franc note looks

This is how Switzerland’s new 200-franc note looks

Switzerland’s brand new 200-franc note was unveiled on Wednesday, the latest in a new series of award-winning banknotes for the country.

Cincinnati Masters: Federer opens with win over Gojowczyk

Cincinnati Masters: Federer opens with win over Gojowczyk

Roger Federer began his US Open preparation with a quick 6-4, 6-4 defeat of Peter Gojowczyk in his first ATP Cincinnati Masters appearance since 2015.

Swiss public transport ‘good value for money’: report

Swiss public transport ‘good value for money’: report

Swiss train prices can seem eye-wateringly high at times, but a new study suggests the country’s public transport network is better value for money than a first glance might indicate.

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