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85 posts, 10:47 today
#blacklivesmatter. Who gets it and who totally…
For Canada: replace the blacks with the native americans (some of whom practiced slavery) and Chinese slaves. To this day there are abuses against the natives, easily found on the internet. I think you are holding Canada to a higher…
Started by: Nothingspecial · 23.Sep.2016 · International affairs/politics
5 posts, 10:47 today
Those hooks on a pole for closing and opening…
Started by: nickatbasel · 25.Sep.2016 · Housing in general
12 posts, 10:36 today
European mobile roaming charges to be axed.…
By now competition seems more effective than the law. I (continue to) use this German conctract, which works in Switzerland without limitation. Together with a Swiss SIM to only receive calls, I find it an unbeatable combination. On…
Started by: PanFastic · 22.Sep.2016 · TV/internet/telephone
17 posts, 10:32 today
Swiss president's car rear-ended by speedy…
The driver is aged 23, and he had not been drinking alcohol. He obviously has not agreed, that he was driving too fast. Obviously, given that autobahns are fairly straight, he would have seen the police car, and braked from ~250 down…
Started by: Sbrinz · 24.Sep.2016 · Daily life
12 posts, 10:02 today
QA jobs?
And also, though it may seem obvious, are you putting on your CV that you have a B permit? To hire a non-EU national is difficult for employers here so make it clear that you have a B permit which makes you easier to hire. This is the…
Started by: syngiun · 23.Sep.2016 · Employment
8 posts, 09:53 today
Indian Ladies in Zurich
Hello everyone. I'm also an Indian woman living in Zurich. Somehow I do not know many desi folks here... ( probably because I don't work in credit suisse ��) ... Are there any mix desi-European couples on this thread? Would…
Started by: KittyPanda · 28.Aug.2016 · Introductions
2 posts, 08:37 today
Beginner Table Tennis Lessons for Adults…
Started by: sfduchamp · 23.Sep.2016 · Sports / Fitness / Beauty / Wellness
101 posts, 07:49 today
What does Swiss fashion look like?
I think that's a bit simplistic. If you work in fashion or a job which requires you to at least look as though you are sort of up with the times, you can't chuck on any old tat and expect to be taken seriously. Having said that,…
Started by: McTAVGE · 15.Aug.2016 · Daily life
42 posts, 07:35 today
Bags and Swiss retail
Now even the KTipp is writing about the cloth bags - they say that the weight of 7g per bag can affect the total weight of produce one pays for. If one uses the bag to weigh e.g. 10 different types of produce, this would add 70g to the…
Started by: glowjupiter · 22.Sep.2016 · Swiss politics/news
1 post, 06:06 today
Baby Sitters needed
Started by: neerajturgi · 25.Sep.2016 · Daily life
4 posts, 02:15 today
What is the best way to buy a used car in…
Started by: Elee · 24.Sep.2016 · Daily life
50 posts, 00:57 today
Anyone for tennis in Zug?
Hi there, I would be interested as well. Please pm me, any female beginner players from Zug! Cheers, Joanna P.S. In a scale 1-10 my level would be somewhere around 2. I would consider taking classes together as too. :)
Started by: nicnac · 22.Apr.2007 · Sports / Fitness / Beauty / Wellness
70 posts, 00:35 today
What are your autumn comfort foods?
None of those things make a big difference. The final result is more a question of what kind of bread and cheese you use, and how well you broil it. Cheddar with paprica and nutmeg gives one taste, Raclette and raclette seasoning (or…
Started by: Kristanez · 8.Oct.2012 · Daily life
4 posts, 00:01 today
Good eye doctor in ZH?
Started by: njusta83 · 29.Dec.2014 · Family matters/health
6 posts, 22:29 yesterday
House cooperative
Some Baugenossenschaften still value the original (historical) idea of community, so that they tend to rent out their flats to people they feel are very likely to become active, caring participants in neighbourliness. Because of this,…
Started by: vmontalvao · 23.Sep.2016 · Housing in general
9 posts, 22:05 yesterday
Building/Painting needed in Schaffhausen
Sorry, I can't help with whether a cost is reasonable or not in this case. For me, sometimes the cost stings a bit less if you know the person/company working for you is recommended by others and has done good a good job. Keep in…
Started by: Justin P · 24.Sep.2016 · Housing in general
24 posts, 22:01 yesterday
Traveling with 11 Month Old: how to Entertain
Excellent advice! And that reminded me: tie things onto your clothing. You can sew some ribbons onto the inside shoulder seam, and then loop them through extra things for Baby, e.g. another pacifier, a spare pair of gloves, a small…
Started by: parkadam · 22.Sep.2016 · Family matters/health
54 posts, 21:50 yesterday
Swiss Watches
I had a 300m master co-axial for a short while and absolutely loved it. Sold it for the Daytona, but I've had my eye on the new Bond edition - if there are any left by the time the 13th salary shows up on my account in November, I…
Started by: danimal · 15.Mar.2009 · Daily life
8 posts, 20:57 yesterday
Does Switzerland recognize diplomas from…
Hi KrystelCaparas, well it depends... which school is he studying? I'm also half fil, half swiss. I did my bachelor in PH, and last year i got my recognition of diploma and now I'm pursuing my Masters here. May I know which university is…
Started by: KrystelCaparas · 19.Sep.2016 · Education
6 posts, 20:25 yesterday
Trip to Lugano- Drive or train?
Como is a big town, there is tons of parking. I thought Bellagio was nicer. You should take the boat around Lake Lugano. You can walk back from Gandria ( well worth a visit for a quaint village). There is also the Valle Verzasca,…
Started by: Dtmck · 24.Sep.2016 · Transportation/driving
6 posts, 20:14 yesterday
Wanted: Road bike up to CHF1000
Is anyone still looking? I have a Scott speedster S10 size 58 with about 400KM on it: When I got the bike I upgraded all the non-Ultegra components to Ultegra, so it is now fully Ultegra, including the wheels and pedals. Also Selle San…
Started by: jcompleto · 23.May.2016 · Items wanted
2 posts, 20:14 yesterday
Recruiters for financial industry
Started by: lucernediver · 24.Sep.2016 · Employment
6 posts, 18:39 yesterday
From Singapore to Switzerland
Hello from another Singaporean-mom-of-a-bus... We live in Buchs SG, a tiny place very different from our SG... So I get ya ;) it took me almost a couple of months to really settle in (I went from having a full-time job based in China to…
Started by: abinabifa · 2.Sep.2016 · Introductions
14 posts, 18:28 yesterday
Homework in Swiss school curricula
It must be very, very frustrating for a teacher. I can see the point of some parents though. Why is homework so important? The parents probably never did any themselves and they got on fine without it. Why is school so much more important…
Started by: glowjupiter · 27.Jun.2015 · Education
5 posts, 18:18 yesterday
Visiting California - beverage limitation
Started by: ulaula · 24.Sep.2016 · Other/general
1 post, 18:05 yesterday
Looking for a Tennis Partner in Basel level…
Started by: alexkdl · 24.Sep.2016 · Sports / Fitness / Beauty / Wellness
2 posts, 17:20 yesterday
Non-EU: Where can I find jobs which sponsor…
Started by: mahdix · 24.Sep.2016 · Employment
70 posts, 15:33 yesterday
Trolling, seems some people only think it's…
Look, with your posts and threads you've made it blatantly obvious that you don't give a hoot about what you're doing and that you're not going to "get" what we're trying to say. But suit yourself.
Started by: Nothingspecial · 21.Sep.2016 · Complaints corner
14 posts, 15:09 yesterday
Health insurance in UK for Swiss student
I don't have the source in front of me right this minute, but I was looking this up just two weeks ago. If studying in the UK and not working or earning any income - and assuming in the UK as a student for more than 12 months - then you…
Started by: Babenas · 4.Sep.2016 · Insurance
5 posts, 14:24 yesterday
Hello
Started by: patrickk · 21.Sep.2016 · Introductions
5 posts, 14:05 yesterday
Flight cancelled, will regulation 261 apply?
Started by: loc_141 · 24.Sep.2016 · Transportation/driving
8 posts, 13:49 yesterday
Ikea bonus code ikea.ch/promo
I have figured you actually cannot use if even if you know the code as you need a piece of paper with a barcode Its 50 francs for a 150 franc purchase. Unfortunately you need a piece of paper to use it in Ikea and cannot do it…
Started by: Forumfan · 17.Sep.2016 · Housing in general
2 posts, 12:29 yesterday
Kids shop
Started by: fromsiggenthal · 24.Sep.2016 · Other/general
1 post, 12:25 yesterday
Indirect Amortization Pillar 3B
Started by: voyager · 24.Sep.2016 · Finance/banking/taxation
20 posts, 11:00 yesterday
Back to Switzerland, after 11 years…
Hmm... maybe for the same reason that we say to non-EU people "you can't just move to Switzerland". I couldn't get a skilled work visa. Not to mention I have a husband who is very happy in Switzerland. I'm going to OZ for 2 months next…
Started by: Karin_OZ · 23.Sep.2016 · Employment
5 posts, 11:00 yesterday
Greetings all
Started by: derekehlers · 20.Sep.2016 · Introductions
6 posts, 10:53 yesterday
Hello everyone!
I just wanted to drop by and introduce myself. I'm planning on moving to Switzerland next year because I have some nice job opportunities that I'm taking into consideration. Therefore, I wat to find out as much as possible about living and…
Started by: Luminita · 22.Sep.2016 · Introductions
5 posts, 10:51 yesterday
In Zurich Seebach
Started by: SnowZH · 22.Sep.2016 · Introductions
25 posts, 09:34 yesterday
Weird things happening ... [Login Issues]
Well I will try :D On a web page (which is normally HTML or a variant standard of what is known as a markup language) there is an element called a "Form" which is an HTML type of element that allows for users to provide data that can be…
Started by: Odile · 23.Sep.2016 · Forum support
12 posts, 09:18 yesterday
Did you hear the shocking news about Yahoo…
Those 500 million dormant accounts (sorry - active users) are from 2014 and may still have users' primary (non-Yahoo) email addresses and their standard passwords which may not have changed since. Blaming a 'state sponsored actor'…
Started by: Th3Alchemist · 23.Sep.2016 · TV/internet/telephone
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