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37 posts, 05:27 today
Wildlife (animals!) where you are?
We often see deer from our windows as well as many red kites and buzzards and on recent walks locally we've been lucky enough to see a tawny owl, a couple of peregrine falcon hunting and also a beaver in one of the wetland/nature reserve…
Started by: Odile · 12.Oct.2010 · Other/general
5 posts, 01:15 today
Helow folks
Started by: jhenzky · 19.Aug.2017 · Introductions
10 posts, 01:11 today
Kids GPS trackers
I totally understand how you feel. We live in a village and I see plenty of kids being escorted to school and some are dropped off as well. Often I see the children on my street waiting for one another and walking together. Would you…
Started by: Castro · 21.Aug.2017 · Family matters/health
24 posts, 00:31 today
Basel Land or Basel Stadt
You said your daily travel time would increase by 2.5 hours. Even if you came home for lunch, consequently making four trips a day, there is no way that moving from Allschwil or BS to Bottmingen adds 35–40 minutes to each of your…
Started by: mechanicalEngineer · 19.Aug.2017 · Housing in general
11 posts, 00:02 today
Bocconi university reputation
I worked with a guy who kept saying "It don't work this way". He even made the same mistake on an error message in the software he was working on. So, I agree, mistakes with an apostrophe or capitalization are no big hurdle in finding…
Started by: zmelt · 21.Aug.2017 · Employment
47 posts, 23:59 yesterday
Struggling to get a job
Froggy, first you might think that this no option. But keep it in your mind... Although I agree that it might take much more time to get a job, the waiting time is also a chance for you. Altough I'm Swiss, I was in the same situation…
Started by: MrsFroggy · 18.Aug.2017 · Employment
30 posts, 23:47 yesterday
My cat has been run over
I am so sorry to hear about your loss. When my beloved cat passed away a few years ago, I had him cremated and got his ashes put in a cat-shaped urn which was being sold at the crematorium. I still have the urn in my room. It looks like…
Started by: Darcy1 · 13.Aug.2017 · Pet corner
3 posts, 23:43 yesterday
Shower curtain rail question
Started by: andreasyeah · 21.Aug.2017 · Housing in general
8 posts, 23:30 yesterday
Plastic wrapped chicken- deep fried
I have personally never heard of this cooking method! How interesting. From your photos alone though, the plastic doesnt really look melted.. just shrunk and a bit burnt maybe. Well the dish does not look appetizing in any case..
Started by: dilip_gem · 21.Aug.2017 · Food and drink
8 posts, 23:29 yesterday
Empty plastic paint containers
I would try to them back to where you bought them. Where we live, we can buy special bags just for plastics which can then be taken to a designated recycling depot. But if the paint containers are not empty, then I would put them in…
Started by: Medea Fleecestealer · 20.Aug.2017 · Housing in general
13 posts, 23:16 yesterday
Aargau schools for english speaking kids
Speaking from experience, what is offered varies greatly from one area to another. For many of my clients finding the best school situation was the first priority. In my experience, the property search should be limited to areas where…
Started by: stormie · 21.Aug.2017 · Education
23 posts, 23:15 yesterday
Zahncity
Funny that you mention the zähncity online booking system. Last evening they had a computer error and a lot of people got the 9:30 am slot. This morning they called up people to reschedule (based on severity?) :D
Started by: Ed Pummelon · 6.Aug.2012 · Family matters/health
4 posts, 22:51 yesterday
Where to find tools to work on Mac?
Started by: pilatus1 · 21.Aug.2017 · Other/general
2 posts, 21:55 yesterday
Any extended range bass players here?
Started by: rickstevens · 21.Aug.2017 · Daily life
8 posts, 21:09 yesterday
Studying art ( do matura? or uni? etc)
sorry I meant high school in the american sense, sekundarstufe 2 in zürich I guess. Anyway now that I looked into it seems there is no such school in kanton zürich, only matura gymnasium-like art curricula.
Started by: GoneWithTheRain · 21.Aug.2017 · Education
18 posts, 20:21 yesterday
Can you drive Spain on a Swiss driver's…
Wow, I feel stupid now. Didn't know StVA is producing them too (and the fee is pretty small with 15 CHF for 3 years validity) Thanks! (However, the Swiss driving licence is perfectly fine in the UAE. I've had an accident there - not…
Started by: juslee · 21.Aug.2017 · Other/general
4 posts, 20:20 yesterday
Studying in England - Need advices !
Started by: Fitzke · 21.Aug.2017 · Leaving Switzerland
35 posts, 20:13 yesterday
Billag - how did they find out about me?
I got my first letter several months ago after 12 years in Switzerland, the address and name were correct. Filled the online form and when it won't let me submit without the date of birth I entered a date that makes me 13 years old,…
Started by: Dack Rambo · 18.Aug.2017 · TV/internet/telephone
2 posts, 20:12 yesterday
4G or Wifi at home
Started by: flubber03 · 21.Aug.2017 · TV/internet/telephone
3 posts, 20:10 yesterday
Hello... Hola
Started by: rumoroso · 21.Aug.2017 · Introductions
55 posts, 20:01 yesterday
[Geneva] Free parking areas in Geneva or…
Hi all, Just as an update for anyone coming to Geneva, ZIMEYSA (thanks FrankZappa) is now limited to only 16 hours parking. I've cycled around and found some unmarked spaces out in Pregny on back streets. Otherwise it seems like the whole…
Started by: Salsa_Lover · 19.May.2010 · Daily life
10 posts, 19:50 yesterday
Movin to Dublin
Regarding the moving company, when we moved from Dublin, we were given Crown Relocations. It was good, no surprises. I lived there for two years and I have some thoughts to share: housing is crazy (in terms of cost and little…
Started by: Wabma · 20.Aug.2017 · Leaving Switzerland
39 posts, 18:47 yesterday
Friday food thread - Coop to start selling…
Want to learn how to cook insects - cooking classes in Bern. "A Bern restaurant is offering new cooking classes to teach people how to cook with insects. Designer and events organizer Andrea Staudacher will lead the next class,…
Started by: Medea Fleecestealer · 21.Dec.2016 · Food and drink
8 posts, 18:12 yesterday
Help to understand the Green Bin
Problem could be that if they know as much as OP they have no answers or might provide him with a wrong one. Landlord should/will know for certain if he hired a general one for his building/block(s) or certain apartments and if usage by…
Started by: ArchK · 21.Aug.2017 · Daily life
1 post, 17:59 yesterday
Distribus - St. Louis/Basel
Started by: Phil_MCR · 21.Aug.2017 · Transportation/driving
3 posts, 17:53 yesterday
Any (racing)tracks in Switzerland?
Started by: petrospil · 19.Aug.2017 · Transportation/driving
4 posts, 17:46 yesterday
New to Switzerland- Hello from Lugano
Started by: mbeckwithlaube · 19.Aug.2017 · Introductions
28 posts, 17:42 yesterday
Finnish stabbing attack - 2 dead 8 injured
They're giving an unfiltered and instant answer, without taking the time to ponder and nuance and you're punishing them for that. You would be surprised how bigoted so many people are if they let off steam, not towards "our friends" of…
Started by: parnell · 19.Aug.2017 · International affairs/politics
5 posts, 17:41 yesterday
No caretaker for the apartment
Started by: Anamika · 21.Aug.2017 · Housing in general
12 posts, 17:19 yesterday
Taking up Smoking - Need some advice
Read up upon "the stall" and despair :D There's some really interesting content about the physics of smoking out there. Just as a warning, the stall is when the evaporative cooling of your meat losing water stops or even drops your…
Started by: Chemmie · 21.Aug.2017 · Food and drink
4 posts, 17:19 yesterday
Find a partner to practice my second language…
Started by: gingerella · 10.Aug.2017 · Introductions
1 post, 15:32 yesterday
Zurich - Christmas dinner venue
Started by: LouisaB · 21.Aug.2017 · Food and drink
5 posts, 14:23 yesterday
Semi-private insurance rejection
Started by: Milica · 21.Aug.2017 · Insurance
8 posts, 14:18 yesterday
How is the life and work of swiss train…
I've always wondered about how life was for the sbb train drivers, such the hours they work, what they need to do and check before driving the train, how they know exactly when to stop perfectly on the platform, what is the most difficult…
Started by: GoneWithTheRain · 21.Aug.2017 · Daily life
4 posts, 14:00 yesterday
Paint question
Started by: WynD · 21.Aug.2017 · Housing in general
1 post, 13:52 yesterday
Recommendation: collecting and shipping…
Started by: vlad_island · 21.Aug.2017 · Leaving Switzerland
5 posts, 13:33 yesterday
Day trips in and around zurich
Started by: globalspirit · 26.Jun.2017 · Travel/day trips/free time
35 posts, 13:32 yesterday
SBB Tageskarte from Die Post
I think that comment on the website refers to the use of the card without date restriction i.e. you dont have to specificy the date of validity, between the period 21st August - 15th October 2017. If you look further down there…
Started by: simple_person · 11.Jun.2014 · Travel/day trips/free time
1 post, 13:05 yesterday
10 Years 200 Posts
Started by: ZenAgent · 21.Aug.2017 · Daily life
5 posts, 12:38 yesterday
Anyone knows a human hair supplier?
Started by: WALL-E · 20.Aug.2017 · Daily life
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Switzerland bans new Porsche SUVs over emissions cheating

Switzerland bans new Porsche SUVs over emissions cheating

Switzerland said on Friday that it will no longer register Porsche's luxury SUV, the Cayenne, with diesel engines citing the fallout from the emissions scandal that has rocked neighbouring Germany's car industry.

Swiss president condemns Barcelona attacks

Swiss president condemns Barcelona attacks

Swiss President Doris Leuthard has condemned the terror attacks in Spain that have claimed at least 14 lives.

Swiss Army tests out new combat uniform

Swiss Army tests out new combat uniform

Swiss troops could soon be sporting a new look after the Swiss Army announced it was testing out a new uniform for its service personnel.

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