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started by: patty-549001 · last update: 1448038073 · posted: 1446675282

  A new campaign group has recently formed in the UK called WASPI (Women Against State Pension Inequality Campaign) to "seek fair transitional arrangements for all women born on or after 6th April 1951 who have unfairly borne the burden of the increase to the State Pension Age (SPA). Hundreds of thousands of women have had significant changes imposed on them with a lack of appropriate notification. The 1995 Conservative Government’s Pension Act included plans to increase women’s SPA to 65, the same as men’s. Women Against State Pension Inequality (WASPI), agree with equalisation, but don’t agree with the unfair way the changes were implemented – with little/no personal notice (1995/2011 Pension Acts), faster than promised (2011 Pension Act), and no time to make alternative plans. Retirement plans have been shattered with devastating consequences." A crowdfunding exercise raised enough to pay for legal advice and barristers are currently considering potential action. A petition has been signed by more than 21,000 people since the 20th October. Yesterday it was announced that the Parliamentary Select Committee for Work and Pensions will be seeking submissions from women born in the 50's. "The Work and Pensions Committee have launched an inquiry into the new State Pension introduced in April 2016. Concerns have been raised that many of those who will be affected by the changes do not know enough about the changes or exactly what they will mean for their pensions." More details here http://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-select/work-and-pensions-committee/news-parliament-2015/state-pension-launch-15-16/ I am sure that there are many of you (like me) who are affected by these changes. You may want to consider signing the petition and asking your family and friends to do the same herehttps://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/110776 You can find more information about the campaign and read some of the heartbreaking stories about women who have been left without the money they are entitled to herehttps://www.facebook.com/WASPI-Women-Against-State-Pension-Inequality-Campaign-877054125688402/?fref=ts Please pass this information to the women you know who were born in the 50's!

started by: Eric21 · last update: 1443452613 · posted: 1428785792

Hi There, I recently arrived in Zurich and need to brush up on my German urgently. Am looking for an evening or weekend class, advanced level, with a small group of students (max 5 or so). A private teacher would be fine as well. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

started by: Cornelia-976402 · last update: 1431954443 · posted: 1431954443

I was downtown this week, and one errand was to get some more capsules for our Nespresso coffee machine.Another customer at the counter ordered some too, together with a 'Descaling kit'. The latter alone was IIRC CHF40!Scale is not only a problem in appliances such as this, it also impacts anything that boils water, so, your kettle for one.What I couldn't tell this guy (in front of the sales-girl) was that we just use white vinegar. I've had to do it a couple of times before here, and it works a treat. In fact just last week or so the machine was dispensing slightly hesitating and smaller than usual shots. Since I last descaled it about 4 months ago I didn't automatically conclude that the problem had re-occurred. [Long story - re: some of the capsules not piercing quite fully, and me thinking an internal adjustment was required to the 'piercing piston-rod' => cue watching 101 Youtube videos re: the subject...]Anyway, that was likely a distraction from the simple issue of scale, and as one of two vids/articles suggested that might be the problem, I resigned myself to descaling it again. It's easy to do, but if you don't believe that that's the remedy then it becomes something of a chore.So I set about doing so. I was going to use white vinegar again and went to NTUC to get some. Then I noticed lower down the shelves 'Artificial vinegar' [enticing product name, NOT! lol] at a fraction of the cost. Well, it doesn't say what it's active ingredient is but it must be edible and acidic, so I concluded it might contain acetic acid, the same as vinegar. It cost about CHF 1-1.20 for a 640ml bottle. This time I used about 1/3rd of a bottle, and ran it through the unit a few times, the last time leaving it for several hours to stew/brew in there. Finishing by going through the required flushing procedure as required.End result, machine working 100% back as normal, and it cost me maybe 40c max.So you can imagine, no more than 3-4 days later, standing next to this poor guy in the Nespresso 'boutique' and him paying CHF 40 to achieve the same ... Hence my writing this here, as a household-tip if you like. If you have a problem with scale in your appliances, then NTUC 'Artificial vinegar' might be all the remedy you need!

started by: Mario-882221 · last update: 1431611538 · posted: 1430750561

Hello, I am looking for a native Russian to tutor my children. Their grandmother is Russian, so they already speak Russian but they need to keep up their grammar, vocabulary, etc. Thank you in advance!

started by: Patrick007 · last update: 1431607633 · posted: 1431550312

My wife dropped her phone and although it had a cover the screen broke. Been googling a bit and called a few places for repair but the cost is 350CHF to get it repaired. Anyone have any good connections to someone who can do it cheaper?

started by: Evelyn17 · last update: 1431607524 · posted: 1431369321

Hi All, Does anyone know a place from where to buy second hand mobiles?? I need to buy one for my granny; a second-hand phone would be more suitable for her! Thanks in advanced!

started by: Patrick007 · last update: 1431550367 · posted: 1431550367

My wife dropped her phone and although it had a cover the screen broke. Been googling a bit and called a few places for repair but the cost is 350CHF to get it repaired. Anyone have any good connections to someone who can do it cheaper?

started by: MariaA-976919 · last update: 1431368777 · posted: 1431367072

Hey All, Looking to purchase a suit and goggles (retail vs. online) today. It looks like once upon a time there were several Arena stores in major malls, but they have now closed. Most of the other brick-and-mortar sports retailers I'm finding might have googles, but not trunks..a couple seem to have very high-tech/competitive and pricey suits.Any suggestion where I Can find an affordable swimwear?  

started by: Evelyn17 · last update: 1431357978 · posted: 1431038592

I would like to hide the cables from the dashboard DVR and hook the DVR up internally to the power source. It's a trivial thing to do if you know what to lever and how brutal you could be with removing of the interior plastic parts. Unfortunately I don't know and don't want to have the parts hanging later out of the roof or the dashboard if I brake something.Getting to the point: may someone please recommend a reasonable (work quality, pricing) electrician who could do this kind of job?

started by: Patrick007 · last update: 1431357911 · posted: 1431011621

Hi Everyone,To all new citizens and tourist/visitors. I would like to meet new people. Establishing new relationships with anyone. We can discuss about business markets in Switzerland or other general stuffs. We could have some dinner or just Chat at anywhere around the island. I can suggest you some insiders and contacts that i know to meet your needs. Apart from business, i have some place that you can go with discounted prices, not only in Switzerland but other neighbor countries. Sport Activities and etc..I'm open to any new ideas/plans/events/activities. To any interested parties, we can organize an event.P/s. I don't do individual meet-ups. I prefer to be in groups. Lets hangout and have fun. Cheers

started by: MariaA-976919 · last update: 1430065337 · posted: 1430065337

I'm looking for a job in Zurich. Are there any Job Centres here that might help me? Thank you!

started by: Patrick007 · last update: 1428415669 · posted: 1428415669

Hello guys, Can anyone suggest me some reliable free dating website? I'm seeking for a serious relationship and  due to my professional duties (that are loads) will be more easy to find someone online. Unfortunately, I don't have too much free time for hanging out.... thanks for your help!

started by: Cornelia-976402 · last update: 1428415456 · posted: 1427970284

Hi,I notice that there is no thread on singing karaoke here.I love to practice my singing on French, German or English Songs so hope can find a group who love to sing at karaoke.Please contact me if you are interested!

started by: Evelyn17 · last update: 1427456285 · posted: 1427456285

Bunk Bed With Mattress with Budget Mattresses: CHF 279 with Semi Ortho Mattresses: CHF 285Frame Only: CHF 1899dimensions:92 x 192cm x 162cm Cash on delivery

started by: alex_inchbald · last update: 1427281070 · posted: 1427281070

I'm a Brit based in Geneva so I'd REALLY value your help with an event I'm running this weekend in Zurich. I don't know so many people here.This Friday I have a Vernissage of my artwork, entitled Life is an Art, and on Saturday I'm running a MasterClass to help participants tap into their creativity and discover their Life Purpose. You can find out more at www.lifeis.how Apart from advertising on AngloInfo, which I've already done, do you have any suggestions for how to get the word around? Thanks SO much for any help you can give me in advance.

started by: Claire01-888846 · last update: 1426800014 · posted: 1426254772

Does anyone know where to buy cheap adaptors for US plugs? We have a bunch of appliances (computers, phone chargers, etc) that will work on 220v, but they have the US plugs on them (two prong and three prong). Anyone know where I can get cheap adaptors (I need to buy a bunch of them) that I can use? I don't need voltage converter/transformer, just the plug adaptors. Thanks

started by: Patrick007 · last update: 1426254272 · posted: 1426254272

Hey all!We are forming a group of volleyball players to hold fun games every week. Once,Twice  a week is up to you;  location will be mostly at indoor court unless otherwise specify. Its open for all age groups, high beginner to intermediate players who are interested to join. Feel free to leave a message Iìll reply as soon as possible. Thanks!  

started by: Evelyn17 · last update: 1426075229 · posted: 1426075229

Am looking forward to learn and make this as regular sport. Anyone teaching here or have any groups that I could learn together?

started by: MariaA-976919 · last update: 1426024156 · posted: 1426024156

Interesting development. Microsoft has just recently got rid of the Nokia label from its Lumia devices and now Nokia launches an Android tablet http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-30096603

started by: Claire01-888846 · last update: 1426023664 · posted: 1426015514

Moving to Lucerne soon. was planning to buy an smart phone. wondering if I buy one in the US if local companies will allow me to transfer it to their service or if it is better to wait until I get there to buy one.

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