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33 posts, 22:59 today
How good is the skiing right now!?
I've been up in Alsace all this week - only come down tonight 'cos I've got an electrician coming tomorrow. Didn't really much fancy skiing here at the weekend even if it opens, with loads more snow on its way. But I've just…
Started by: John_H · 29.Dec.2017 · Sports / Fitness / Beauty / Wellness
30 posts, 22:44 today
Thank god one is out of all that shit!
I've said it here before, but the pension system is simply not appropriate anymore. It made sense when life expectancy was 5 years after retirement. Not today where it is what, around 20? That being said, the cost, as usual, is a BS…
Started by: omtatsat · 18.Jan.2018 · Daily life
16 posts, 22:40 today
Super bright lights from across the street
Isn't it unusual for stairwell lights to be illuminated permanently? Pretty much every apartment block I've been to has stairwell lights on a timed switch, even older buildings. Maybe the timer is faulty?
Started by: florentian · 18.Jan.2018 · Housing in general
13 posts, 22:33 today
Acoustic Guitar - Taylor 114 or similar
How about a '71 Aria model 6710? CHF 500 and she's yours. Or check out some Yammys or Recording Kings from House of sound.ch. Yeah the SITES thing is a PITA but I fully agree with it. We should stop cutting down endagered trees but…
Started by: suicidalguitar · 18.Jan.2018 · Items wanted
3 posts, 22:29 today
German customs officer in Jestetten bahnhof
Started by: matematika · 18.Jan.2018 · Other/general
17 posts, 19:58 today
Phone scam dog buying
It might be a phone prank (prank call?), somebody who knows you is laughing a bit...do you have or know any kids? Actually, they enjoy making fun of random people. Something along the line https://www.marcophono.c... I wouldn't worry…
Started by: Smog Man · 17.Jan.2018 · TV/internet/telephone
37 posts, 19:48 today
Chiropractor
Welcome to the forum... Is this a general advice or you're talking about a specific "crook" (chiropractor). I didn't experience that. (few years ago and not in CH, so rest assured I won't make any publicity to anyone)
Started by: Lynn · 27.May.2005 · Other/general
83 posts, 19:32 today
SVP launch new Free Movement initiative
Correct me if I'm wrong, my Italian is rather limited. But I think the article doesn't say that teacher is paid less than 1k for a fulltime job. Instead it says the two women mentioned, members of the cantonal parliament, have launched an…
Started by: Medea Fleecestealer · 16.Jan.2018 · Swiss politics/news
9 posts, 19:28 today
Where does one sell gold in switzerland
Started by: mircha · 17.Jan.2018 · Finance/banking/taxation
118 posts, 17:52 today
Donald Trump to attend the WEF in Davos…
There were a bunch of Weffers blabbing away on the train the other day. It was quite amusing listening to their opinions on some of these "sustainable" structures which have already flown several thousand miles around the world to…
Started by: Treverus · 10.Jan.2018 · Daily life
5 posts, 17:50 today
Swiss folklore evening Geneva 27.01
Started by: McTAVGE · 11.Jan.2018 · Commercial events
11 posts, 17:49 today
House music in Geneva
Hi everyone! I'm from Geneva originally and I can say that there is different kind of places for House music in Geneva. It depends on what "ambiance" you are looking for. The website: https://ladecadanse.dark... is a very good cultural…
Started by: yeet · 26.May.2013 · Entertainment & dining
8 posts, 17:48 today
Swisscom Mobile - how to disable voicemail
I was looking for the same as the original poster. The currently working solution is described here: https://www.swisscom.ch/... --- #21#: Forward all to calls to your COMBOX®: #61#: Forward to your COMBOX® if you don’t take…
Started by: Dack Rambo · 4.Jan.2012 · TV/internet/telephone
2 posts, 17:33 today
Apero places recommendation in Luzern?
Started by: alohahw · 18.Jan.2018 · Food and drink
2 posts, 17:28 today
Apartment in skifield 10 - 17 February wanted
Started by: RTN · 17.Jan.2018 · Property wanted
2 posts, 17:17 today
Claudio Fabio of Classic Camera Repair in…
Started by: rickstevens · 18.Jan.2018 · Daily life
58 posts, 17:10 today
[Geneva] Free parking areas in Geneva or…
2018 update! There is still free parking places in Geneva at Ch. Jacques-Philibert-de-Sau... which is next to the Balexert Shopping Center and the stop "Balexert" of the tram lines 14 and 18. You shoudn's park around the numbers 1 to 5…
Started by: Salsa_Lover · 19.May.2010 · Daily life
1 post, 17:07 today
British Child Trust Fund accounts
Started by: Fidgety · 18.Jan.2018 · Finance/banking/taxation
70 posts, 16:36 today
I would like to select C-section without…
Well according to some of views on this thread, she shouldn't ask the question as it's none of her business, as a woman and she certainly shouldn't allow the snip to be done. You women can't have it both ways!
Started by: Greenlady · 20.Jan.2017 · Insurance
4 posts, 16:10 today
Non-resident earning money in Switzerland
Started by: aaron118 · 18.Jan.2018 · Finance/banking/taxation
4 posts, 15:53 today
Chauderon Tunnel Speeding in Lausanne
Started by: JWLEE · 17.Jan.2018 · Daily life
15 posts, 15:43 today
How to get currently running american TV…
yes there is youtube of course but its really hard finding the current episodes in full length because they get blocked and then there is just the 'Click to Subscribe here' in big flashing letters, and Ive tried following the links for…
Started by: beetie · 16.Jan.2018 · TV/internet/telephone
9 posts, 15:41 today
Tyre sizes & MFK question
Note: Passing MFK does not mean all is legal, specially when you did not point out the modifications/changes. You have to notify them. For rims and tyre combination: If it is an ETRTO standard tyre/rim combination and the rim size…
Started by: mek · 16.Jan.2018 · Transportation/driving
10 posts, 15:35 today
Christmas isn‘t Merry for everyone
British Prime Minister Does Something Good Shock The Prime Minister has today implemented the first of the Jo Cox Commission’s recommendations – appointing a ministerial lead on loneliness. The Minister for Sport and Civil Society…
Started by: Uncle Max · 14.Dec.2017 · Social events
47 posts, 15:30 today
ABB - still a good employer?
It becomes a bit of a chicken and egg story though, where they don't really plan on promoting people to management positions if they don't already have the MBA. I know several people who ended up just leaving to do their MBAs and…
Started by: Jonesy · 16.Sep.2013 · Employment
6 posts, 15:17 today
Moving back to Canada - 3rd pillar?
In general pillar 3 is all the rest you have. In particular when one talks about pillar 3 they mean pillar 3a which has some tax advantages. Pillar 3a products are available as bank accounts, funds, or as life insurances. As with…
Started by: maplesyrup · 25.Jul.2012 · Leaving Switzerland
4 posts, 15:17 today
Kayaking in Zug
Started by: Matraga · 24.Oct.2016 · Sports / Fitness / Beauty / Wellness
9 posts, 15:16 today
Winter swimming in lake Zürich
As one of the people who swam with GreenCelery (why haven't we swum together this year?! Will email shortly) I can confirm that Sauna Enge have become distinctly unwelcoming. It used to be possible to buy a yearly swim 'abo' (now it…
Started by: Minddrinker · 4.Dec.2017 · Sports / Fitness / Beauty / Wellness
2 posts, 14:46 today
Anyone selling a home exercise bike?
Started by: swissmaid7 · 18.Jan.2018 · Items wanted
26 posts, 14:25 today
Where (in CH) one can buy imperial size screws?
Update: Many thanks to all for your advice and ideas. Some recommendations will definitely be kept for future searches of screws & bolts. At the end the best half happened to be in London. The best shop for the imperial sizes turned…
Started by: tancram · 25.Dec.2017 · Other/general
30 posts, 14:02 today
Walk in Closet / Walk in Wardrobe - where…
Not on account of me. I've being doing my own stuff (installing kitchens etc for years). But I'm putting in some shelving for a 'library' and some of the cuts may be visible (at least the edges up to the cuts).
Started by: StirB · 14.Sep.2017 · Housing in general
1 post, 14:01 today
Helvetian 101: Your guide to the Swiss Lifestyle…
Started by: EF Advertising · 18.Jan.2018 · Insurance
7 posts, 13:59 today
EaseUS - Computer Data Transfer
Yes, it's really moving the whole machine: programmes, settings, etc, if it's going to save time. It'll be a move from Win7 machines to Win10. I'm not particularly worried about Microsoft Office as I use OpenOffice instead, not sure what…
Started by: Medea Fleecestealer · 17.Jan.2018 · Other/general
3 posts, 13:54 today
Anteilscheinkapital - meaning?
Started by: PedroCZ · 18.Jan.2018 · Housing in general
4 posts, 13:38 today
Pilot project for unemployed expats in Zug
Started by: Elu · 17.Jan.2018 · Employment
10 posts, 12:48 today
The state of Swiss Yodel in French-speaking…
These are rules set up by the Swiss Yodel Federal Association, but not how people in the mountains used to live their lives, quite naturally and keeping their hands busy with calling herds and working.
Started by: McTAVGE · 14.Jan.2018 · Daily life
20 posts, 12:06 today
Help my [sister in law's] husband died
Life goes on. My stepmother was not moved out of the house after my father suddenly died at home. In my uncle's case his life companion (they didn't live together and he died in hospital) and people from Erbschaftsamt (inheritance…
Started by: MrOrlando · 18.Jan.2018 · Family matters/health
56 posts, 11:59 today
EF Survey - tosh
Just did the survey. Hope it's of any use me being a old out of work Armenian lady with no income living in Albania. But why the hell do I end up in Toyland? And why cant I find it on Google maps? https://
Started by: AbFab · 12.Jan.2018 · Complaints corner
10 posts, 11:27 today
Another inheritance law question: Art 482…
One advantage in maintaining a non-Swiss nationality is that you can simply write (by hand) on a piece of paper that you want you will executed under the laws of your country, not Switzerland. Of course you have to have a will for that…
Started by: meloncollie · 14.Dec.2017 · Finance/banking/taxation
10 posts, 11:22 today
Dental insurance
You generally try to get your child enrolled in dental plan at an age at which no check for pre-existing conditions is required. Mileage will vary with various insurers, e.g. some do not require a check in the first three years. This of…
Started by: miekke · 16.Jan.2018 · Insurance
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Wawrinka out of Australian Open while Federer marches on

Wawrinka out of Australian Open while Federer marches on

Struggling Swiss former winner Stan Wawrinka's Australian Open campaign is over after a convincing second round defeat by American Tennys Sandgren on Thursday, while compatriot Roger Federer advanced smoothly to the third round.

Winter storm Eleanor felled 1.3 million cubic metres of trees in Switzerland

Winter storm Eleanor felled 1.3 million cubic metres of trees in Switzerland

The amount of wood derived from trees uprooted by storm Eleanor in the first week of January is 1.3 million cubic metres, the Swiss federal environment office (BAFU) announced on Wednesday.

Davos 2018: what you need to know about Switzerland

Davos 2018: what you need to know about Switzerland's biggest business bash

The annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) will see the rich and famous flying in on private jets to Davos-Klosters from January 23rd-26th. The Local takes a closer look.

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