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  • Immigration a story of triumph in U.S. history

    Ehrich Weisz was born in 1874 in Budapest, Hungary, but moved to America with his parents as a child. A gifted athlete and gymnast, he would later change his name to Harry Houdini and become the most famous escape artist who ever lived. Houdini was just one of 36 million people who poured into the… Read More »

    Aug 29, 2011
  • Phuket to go light on tourist visas, but don’t ‘look suspicious’

    Tourists clearing Immigration at Phuket Airport are likely to receive a ‘common sense’ welcome. PHUKET: Immigration officers at Phuket International Airport will not necessarily be stringent in enforcing the new requirements for 60-day tourist visas to Thailand, thePhuket Gazette has learned. Popular expat forum published the changes yesterday, saying that all embassies and consulates abroad… Read More »

    Aug 29, 2011
  • Skilled trades lure young artisans to alternative career paths

    Skilled trades like welding are a creative outlet for those looking to make a career working with their hands. There’s an old-timey feel, a genuineness, to FoundRe, a small woodworking business. Handmade wood frames and architectural and decorative pieces fill the small gallery/showroom in Chicago, an uncontrived and utilitarian space that could belong to some… Read More »

    Aug 29, 2011
  • When in Norway, try to fit in with the locals

    If there is one thing I learned on a recent trip to Europe — my first time overseas, not counting Newfoundland, by the way — it is the real and true value of bacon and eggs. It was with more than a little anxiety that I boarded a plane a few weeks ago, destined for… Read More »

    Aug 29, 2011
  • US urged to reduce visa wait times for India, Brazil, China

    With tough security measures adopted post 9/11, in particular increase in time in issuing visas hitting the travel industry, a US body has asked the Obama Administration to reduce visa wait time to under 10 days especially in countries like India, China and Brazil. Ahead of the 10th anniversary of the twin tower attacks, the US… Read More »

    Aug 27, 2011
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