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14 posts, 01:23 today
Cleaning Companies and contracts - beware!
She clearly said husband was at home at least 20% of the time If cost is not a problem, just pay what they're asking to settle it and stop bothering everyone about this problem that you probably got yourself into by not understanding or…
Started by: LouberD · 21.Oct.2017 · Daily life
1 post, 01:15 today
Certificate of tax residency
Started by: davidweber · 22.Oct.2017 · Finance/banking/taxation
6 posts, 00:58 today
TCS vs ACS road side assistance
TCS (CH) just decided to raise the price an other 4%. No warning, no mentioning any reasons in the bill (as if they hope I won't notice - I didn't, I just checked because that's what I do with all yearly bills :D). They keep doing this and…
Started by: HappyCreature · 3.Aug.2016 · Transportation/driving
13 posts, 00:53 today
Breakthrough in origin of DYSLEXIA discovered
1 in 4? I've had 4 major, long term relationships. All 4 are left handed. 3 are dyslexic. 3 have green eyes. All 3 of the dyslexics suspect there's a link to their left handedness based upon sharing that trait with other dyslexics…
Started by: Verbier · 21.Oct.2017 · Family matters/health
66 posts, 00:25 today
Incident during our absence
And thank you for your precious advices. You always rock. We love reading your stories and anecdotes. Few years onwards when things fall into place (hopefully), we will rejoice and have stories to share at the table like most parents do.…
Started by: jacek · 20.Oct.2017 · Insurance
1 post, 00:17 today
ZRH Looking for a bookshelf
Started by: gokul · 22.Oct.2017 · Items wanted
23 posts, 23:53 yesterday
Instant Pot - Making Chicken Stock
Thanks, Josh. A question, though: My experience with converters is limited to 25 years ago using a US KitchenAid in HK. Long story short, it ended in tears and flames. So I am a bit leery when it comes to messing with voltages. The…
Started by: Traubert · 21.Oct.2017 · Food and drink
24 posts, 23:46 yesterday
Double Taxation
Thanks, but I don't think this is relevant for her. I've found an email from her UK accountant saying she is non resident for UK tax purposes now (took a while), and indeed her tiny UK state pension is taxed in the UK at source…
Started by: Penelopy · 22.Feb.2013 · Finance/banking/taxation
50 posts, 22:43 yesterday
Initiative for organ donation
He'll be recycled. Well, I shall object! I want to decide what I DO want. Not be on my toes all the time, trying to be alert of all the things I might have to say no to. Because what will be next?!? What was the slogan re…
Started by: omtatsat · 19.Oct.2017 · Swiss politics/news
23 posts, 22:29 yesterday
I'm dying everyday.
I m really So Happy for u to hear u r back into work!! I knw what u went through & how it feels. I m also going through tough time with No work, jobless wife & 1 yr old son. Being well off financially & educationally at homeland & then…
Started by: rag · 20.Oct.2017 · Daily life
6 posts, 22:02 yesterday
Robert Mugabe becomes WHO goodwill ambassador
Seeing the words "Mugabe" and "goodwill" in the same sentence leaves one at first nearly at a lack for words… other than a sudden flurry along the lines of: affront, beastly, catastrophic, dire, exasperating, foolish, greedy,…
Started by: marton · 21.Oct.2017 · International affairs/politics
1 post, 21:52 yesterday
Gewinderfahrwerk and/or airride vs MFK
Started by: Maciej · 21.Oct.2017 · Transportation/driving
2 posts, 20:37 yesterday
New in Wädenswil - Tonstudio,…
Started by: Longbyt · 19.Oct.2017 · Entertainment & dining
2 posts, 20:05 yesterday
Where to buy custom picture frames in Zurich?
Started by: MitzEclipse · 21.Oct.2017 · Daily life
9 posts, 19:19 yesterday
Italian Bachelor in CS
Tuition fees are low here, that's the average living expenses for a year. You must have whatever the required amount for a year's study in an account with either a Swiss bank or a bank that has a branch in Switzerland as part of the…
Started by: NTSS · 21.Oct.2017 · Education
15 posts, 19:03 yesterday
Price increase of the UPC cable connection…
Thank you so much for lots of tips! I still want to fight to get refund ... cos this landlord contract is so unclear about TV and contract should have more details. Landlord also said 'Its including in contract' yes, I know but without…
Started by: anpanman · 20.Oct.2017 · TV/internet/telephone
5 posts, 18:44 yesterday
Adult ADHD Lausanne
Started by: Chief900 · 20.Oct.2011 · Family matters/health
11 posts, 16:31 yesterday
Spots on Wall- landlord now saying paint…
It depends. In some cases, you can paint a small area without it being visible; in other cases, you can’t. From an aesthetic point of view, a big white spot is only marginally better than a big dark spot, so if they can’t make it more…
Started by: pisceangirl · 20.Oct.2017 · Housing in general
22 posts, 16:21 yesterday
OECD's CRS (aka AEoI), (aka UK FATCA) and FATCA
I filled in one of these forms recently, and it allowed specifying a reasonable explanation for not supplying the tax number. Maybe paying Swiss source tax would be an acceptable explanation, maybe not. Be informed before you supply…
Started by: NomadAmericano · 9.Dec.2015 · Finance/banking/taxation
8 posts, 16:07 yesterday
Wingly - flight sharing
Yes. But apparently there is now 'an app for it'. :D I had friends who used to charter private flights from Paris to their home city because they had 4 kids and it ended up cheaper, quicker and more convenient than flying commercial…
Started by: Castro · 20.Oct.2017 · Transportation/driving
32 posts, 15:30 yesterday
Good news about cold callers/spam
That's almost certainly different (it really is) from the coldcallers. I did likewise with the Link Institut. They're tasked by many government bodies or other well-known institutions to conduct polls, completely legit. I opted in years…
Started by: NotAllThere · 17.Oct.2017 · Daily life
1 post, 15:09 yesterday
B1.3 private lessons at a reasonable rate…
Started by: Gradstudentjoys · 21.Oct.2017 · Language corner
40 posts, 14:53 yesterday
Tutti.ch better than Ricardo.ch?
I personally wouldn‘t pay more than 25% for used furniture. That said, it hasn‘t stopped me from selling furniture on Ricardo for 60% of it‘s new price after half a decade of usage. It’s all about what the market will bear.
Started by: PanFastic · 30.Sep.2016 · Other/general
6 posts, 13:27 yesterday
Just asking...
Jasmine, in your last post asking about dog ownership you mention that the whole family uses this EF account, thus the info in your profile might or might not be relevant to any given post. So before I start chewing up bandwidth with the…
Started by: jasmineyhlee · 20.Oct.2017 · Pet corner
33 posts, 13:12 yesterday
Question about using LAS Burg in Weil am Rhein
Word of warning if using LAS Burg, make sure you always collect your mail as there is no automatic destruction/return to sender of uncollected stuff. Last year I got a junk mail letter to my PO Box address which I wrongly assumed they…
Started by: Cailin_74 · 27.May.2013 · Other/general
25 posts, 12:44 yesterday
Looking for an apartment in Zurich (or around)…
It looks pretty nice, not sure what they mean by "cat lovers"! Too bad it's not available earlier, we're hoping to be in a permanent apartment by January, so I don't think I'll go for a temporary one. I'll contact them to see if they'd…
Started by: canyow · 10.Oct.2017 · Property wanted
10 posts, 10:55 yesterday
Postal Customs
When this happened to me, I wrote to the customs office and asked if there was a problem. They answered straight away saying they couldn’t clear the package as the invoice wasn’t included. So all I had to do was send them my…
Started by: shooterMcgavin · 20.Oct.2017 · Finance/banking/taxation
5 posts, 10:50 yesterday
Van Load from London 11-12.2.2017
Started by: Nelly123 · 27.Jan.2017 · Housing in general
37 posts, 10:36 yesterday
Can't pick up delivery from the post office…
Completely agree. My point was rather, it doesn't matter what other post offices allow, from my understanding their code of conduct states that only the person named on the parcel letter or someone with the same family name and address…
Started by: Crazy Husky Lady · 2.Oct.2017 · Complaints corner
2 posts, 09:23 yesterday
Health Insurance Choice and about Int'l Travel
Started by: BlueberryBen · 20.Oct.2017 · Insurance
5 posts, 03:48 yesterday
UPC bill included in Nebenkosten
Started by: anpanman · 21.Oct.2017 · TV/internet/telephone
2 posts, 03:01 yesterday
Driving London to Aigle mid May. Anyone…
Started by: cyclingscott · 9.Apr.2017 · Transportation/driving
10 posts, 00:20 yesterday
Finding and getting a place in Zurich
We're not applying for it. It's good to go to a viewing once in a while to make you appreciate what you have, and see it with new eyes. ;) However, it did reinforce what I said to you last week about needing to be on the ground for…
Started by: BananaBread · 16.Oct.2017 · Housing in general
34 posts, 00:08 yesterday
Swiss Pilot's Detour
I'm already happy if my screen is working.. Last flight i had my own screen but they had the games disabled, and the 3 flights before that I could look at the screen above only to realise that mine wasn't working... It's not really…
Started by: Blueangel · 20.Oct.2017 · Transportation/driving
3 posts, 22:24 20.Oct.2017
Swiss German is easy, Italian much less...
Started by: st2lemans · 20.Oct.2017 · Language corner
7 posts, 21:20 20.Oct.2017
Job advice
If here under family reunification, then no, they won't. TataTata, are you making it clear on your CV that you have B permit? It should be shown right at the top where you name and address are. More emphasis is being put on…
Started by: TataTata · 20.Oct.2017 · Employment
6 posts, 21:00 20.Oct.2017
Good language App
Started by: Minnxx · 20.Oct.2017 · Language corner
4 posts, 20:10 20.Oct.2017
Cellphone service in Europe?
Started by: alexandabi · 20.Oct.2017 · TV/internet/telephone
15 posts, 20:09 20.Oct.2017
Smaller Winter Tyres for Van
There is NO guessing. Have a look in the owner's manual and as others have said the LEGAL and authorised options in 16" and 15" will be shown. Don't go with anything else or in case of an accident you may not be 100% covered. If…
Started by: Mountain High · 20.Oct.2017 · Transportation/driving
7 posts, 19:53 20.Oct.2017
Choosing between University of Geneva and EPFL
Another vote for EPFL but check carefully for the particular course you are doing, EPFL is highly rated which means this "brand" can open many doors for you in the future but being in a well-regarded department on a course where many…
Started by: Flufington · 19.Oct.2017 · Other/general
The Local Switzerland
Switzerland’s Givaudan smells success in China

Switzerland’s Givaudan smells success in China

Swiss fragrance producer Givaudan said Friday it has begun work on a new production site in China, where the firm sees strong growth potential.

LISTEN: Austria turns right, Venice bids for freedom, France stamps on sex pests

LISTEN: Austria turns right, Venice bids for freedom, France stamps on sex pests

In this week's podcast we look at how Austria's government could soon include an ex-Nazi party. How right wing could it get?

Cold spell set to interrupt golden October weather

Cold spell set to interrupt golden October weather

Switzerland has been experiencing unusually warm and sunny weather, but the month of October won’t set a new record as temperatures are set to dip this weekend.

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