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“Bringing Harmony to This Educational Ec

Jay Lusk, a graduate finalist/young professional administrator, fourth-year medical student, and second-year MBA candidate, is committed to actively removing barriers that prevent all voices at Duke from being fairly represented. Lusk told The Chronicle he’s held to that fundamental commitment since his first day as president of Duke’s graduate and professional student government. He witnessed […]

Brazil Prepaid Cards and Digital Wallets...

DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The “Data Book on Business and Investment Opportunities of Prepaid Cards and Digital Wallets in Brazil – Market Size and Forecast, Consumer Attitude and Behavior, Retail Spending” report has been added to from ResearchAndMarkets.com offer. The prepaid card market (by value) in Brazil grew at a CAGR of 8.7% during the period 2017-2021. During […]

CMEA row soars as local musicians strugg...

Jean-Eric “Notch” Smith (CNS): A long-running dispute between members of the Cayman Music and Entertainment Association escalated last weekend following an angry reunion that resulted in what appears to be a new attempt failed to oust the current president. Some CMEA members, described by longtime chairman Jean-Eric ‘Notch’ Smith as a ‘rogue faction’, have accused […]

Asian Currencies Fall; expats see the b...

Muscat – With South Asian currencies depreciating sharply in recent days against the US dollar, the remittance industry sees this as a good opportunity for expats to send money home. There is already an increase in traffic to exchange houses in Muscat, according to industry officials. One US dollar hit 76.98 Indian rupees (INR) on […]

7 reasons why we loved spending our reti...

My wife and I retired in 2016 and moved to Medellin, Colombia as expats. We moved there in 2020 only because of the COVID-19 pandemic, which took us to Iowa to be with my 89 year old mother-in-law. Here are seven reasons why we recommend Medellin to anyone considering expat life. Flower Festival (Photo credit: […]

Virtual Town Hall for US Citizens in the...

U.S. Embassy Manila, Philippines United States Consular Agency in Cebu, Philippines February 24, 2022 Virtual Town Hall for US Citizens in the Philippines: Passport Renewal Procedures Do you have questions about renewing your U.S. passport as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to limit travel and gatherings? Do you know if you can renew your US passport […]

“The bigger the defaulter, the more he/s

In an interview, Professor Dr. Mohammed Farashuddin, former Governor of Bangladesh Bank and Chief Advisor of East West University, explained the background and nuances of loan and NPL cancellation by banks to The Business Standard February 22, 2022, 12:10 p.m. Last modification: February 22, 2022, 3:22 PM Professor Dr. Mohammed Farashuddin, former Governor of Bangladesh […]

Unicef ​​calls for collective action on

To commemorate Safer Internet Day, Unicef ​​is calling for increased protection of children online amid the Covid-19 pandemic. A report by the Department of Justice – Bureau of Cybercrime saw an exponential increase in cyber-trick reports for the Philippines to 2.8 million in 2021, from 1.2 million in 2020 and 400,000 in 2019. According to […]

VO Invited to Bring Vietnamese Agricultu...

Litchi exported to the EU (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (TUES) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs February 15 evening held a online forum link Overseas Vietnamese entrepreneurs to promote trade and investment in the agricultural sector. This was the first forum organized by MARD to connect Vietnamese […]

Covid 19: Australian tourism reacts to t...

A call to get tested, who made gains in the latest political poll? And the French president begins talks with Putin in the latest headlines of the New Zealand Herald. Video / NZ Herald Some of Australia’s top travel experts have sent out a warning ahead of the international border reopening, saying the country has […]

Australia’s tourism industry reacts to r

Some of Australia’s top experts have warned that while the reopening of international borders is welcome, serious challenges lie ahead. Some of Australia’s top travel experts have sent out a warning ahead of the international border reopening, saying the country has an uphill battle to bring beach arrivals back. Tourism Australia chief executive Phillipa Harrison […]

The Bitcoin family moves to Portugal, a ...

‘Bitcoin Family’ in Lisbon, Portugal Didi Taihuttu Didi Taihuttu, patriarch of the so-called “Bitcoin family,” has his roots in Portugal, the ultimate crypto tax haven in Europe. Settling down is a big deal for the Dutch family of five, who have traveled the world for the past five years. But after spending time in 40 […]

Expats head for the exit as Singapore’s

Atar Sandler arrived in Singapore in 2019, seizing the opportunity to live in a bustling global city that is also a convenient base for flying to more exotic locations nearby. But after two years of mask-wearing, small-group socializing and travel restrictions to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, the Israeli human resources professional packed her […]

Expats head for the exit as Singapore’s

Singapore – Atar Sandler arrived in Singapore in 2019, seizing the opportunity to live in a bustling global city that is also a convenient base for flying to more exotic locations nearby. But after two years of mask-wearing, small-group socializing and travel restrictions to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, the Israeli human resources professional packed her […]

US Federal Reserve Board Releases Discus...

On January 20, 2022, the United States Federal Reserve Board (the “Federal Reserve“) published a discussion paper titled Currency and Payments: The US Dollar in the Age of Digital Transformation (the “Work document“) looking at the pros and cons of a possible U.S. central bank digital currency (“CBDCThe Federal Reserve said the discussion paper does […]

Locating industries is key to resilience...

Locating industries is key to resilience, so how can we accelerate it? We must always keep in mind our ultimate goal of becoming an industrial hub for the region. (Shutterstock) When global transportation networks were impacted at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, many industries suffered. Global supply chain bottlenecks in many industries have underscored […]

BCCI to hold discussions with team owner...

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is expected to meet team owners on Saturday to discuss alternative backup venues for the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL). The meeting will be held virtually, according to a team official who told news agency PTI that the governing body and franchises will explore backup locations […]

Iowa’s state of education report being d

Iowa State of Education Report Discussed Today Updated: 6:36 PM CST Jan 20, 2022 Hide transcript View Transcript TISIA: WE’RE GETTING A FIRST LOOK AT HOW OUR CHILDREN ARE LEARNING IN SCHOOLS DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC. NEW AT 6 KCCI’S JAMES STRAONTT SHOWS US WHERE CHILDREN HAVE THE MOST DIFFICULTIES. REPORTER: TISIA, ALL CLASS LEVELS […]

Over 60% of UAE employees plan to look f...

READ: UAE salary guide 2022: How much should you earn? According to recruitment consultancy Robert Half, around 65% of employees in the United Arab Emirates plan to seek new employment in the first six months of 2022, as companies accelerate their hiring plans and the labor market returns to pre-coronavirus levels. In addition to the […]

Convention Center: the longtime presiden...

Karcher HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Blair County Convention Center and Sports Facilities Authority will need to appoint a new chairman at its meeting this week after county commissioners failed to reappoint a longtime member and current chairman. Richard Karcher, who has been on the authority for about 17 years and chaired it for about 10 years, […]

Covid-19 pandemic, China on the agenda a...

For the second year in a row, the World Financial Discussion Board has canceled its annual meeting in the Alpine resort town of Davos, Switzerland, due to the pandemic. For the second year in a row, the World Financial Discussion Board has canceled its annual meeting in the Alpine resort town of Davos, Switzerland, due […]

The United States and France discuss way...

KHARTOUM: Sudanese doctors demonstrated on Sunday against violent attacks by security forces targeting medical personnel at pro-democracy rallies following last year’s military coup.“During each demonstration, they fire tear gas inside the hospital where I work,” said a doctor, Houda Ahmad, during the rally in Khartoum.“They even attack us inside the intensive care unit,” she added […]

Expo 2020 Dubai serves as a friendship b...

Chinese Ambassador to UAE reflects on cooperation between the two countries on COVID-19 vaccine, energy, infrastructure, education, AI, digital economy, gene technology and others, hailing the UAE as an important partner of China in promoting the Belt and Road Initiative. DUBAI, Jan. 13 (Xinhua) — Expo 2020 Dubai has become a bridge of friendship between […]

MO State Council votes to restore full K...

KANSAS CITY, Missouri – The Missouri State School Board of Education voted on Tuesday to restore full accreditation to the Kansas City, Missouri public school. The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, which withdrew its accreditation from the KCPS on September 20, 2011, recommended that the district receive full accreditation for the first time […]

Expo 2020 Dubai Friendship Bridge betwee...

People visit the China pavilion at the Expo 2020 site in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Jan.10, 2022 (Xinhua / Wang Dongzhen) DUBAI, Jan. 11 (Xinhua) – Expo 2020 Dubai has become a bridge of friendship between China and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Chinese Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates Ni Jian told Xinhua during […]

Gloomy outlook for the global recovery, ...

LONDON, Jan 11 (Reuters) – Only one in 10 World Economic Forum members surveyed expect the global recovery to gain momentum over the next three years, according to a poll of nearly 1,000 executives. businesses, governments and academics, with only one in six optimistic about the worldview. Climate change was rated the number one danger […]

Prague mayor rents old apartment to sing...

15:09 Director Dušan Klein, Holocaust survivor, dies at 82 Slovak-born Czech director and screenwriter Dušan Klein, a Holocaust survivor, died on Sunday aged 82, his son David Klein told reporters today. Dusan Klein made a name for himself with a series of films about “adolescent poets”. Klein shot dozens of crime novels and comedies such […]

New leadership appointed to Brunswick co...

Brunswick City Council President Jim Mason (left) and School Board President Beth Bisson (right). Courtesy of Mason and Bisson New presidents and vice-presidents were appointed to Brunswick city council and school board on Monday. Jim Mason was unanimously elected president of Brunswick City Council, succeeding former councilor John Perreault who did not seek re-election in […]

257,000 expatriates “left” Kuwait in 21

WhatsApp Facebook Twitter E-mail Messenger Shortage increases labor costs KUWAIT CITY, January 3: While efforts are underway to change the demographic structure and implement the Kuwaitization plan in state agencies, the labor market has undergone several changes over the past year, including the permanent departure of 257,000 expatriates from the country. They include 205,000 private […]

Tourism Ministry survey shows tourists e...

Many expats might become complacent with all that Thailand has to offer and be cynical about whether it is worth the risk and complexity of coming to Thailand during the Covid-19 pandemic. But a survey conducted by the Ministry of Tourism and Sports found that foreign tourists have an overall positive view of travel to […]

International community condemns murdero...

Frankly, Saudi Arabia may be number one market for Rolls-Royce, says automaker CEO Torsten Muller-Otvos DUBAI: The big changes underway in Saudi Arabia could make the Kingdom the Middle East’s number one market for Rolls-Royce cars, Torsten Muller-Otvos, chief executive of the elite car company, told Arab News. “Saudi Arabia is obviously a big market. […]

Thousands of runners take part in Jeddah...

RIYAD: Almost half of parents in Saudi Arabia use parental control apps to monitor their children’s online activity, a new survey has revealed. The study on digital behaviors of families in the Kingdom, conducted by global cybersecurity company Kaspersky, showed that during the COVID-19 pandemic, parents were increasingly concerned about time spent online and safety. […]

Pattaya City Expats Club: Covid-19 pande...

Professor Andy gives his PCEC audience his take on Covid-19 “When is it going to end?” “ One topic that interested us all was the topic of the Pattaya City Expats Club (PCEC) Thursday December 16th meeting. PCEC once again welcomed Professor Andy Barraclough for another of his interesting and informative presentations. He has spoken […]

Capitalab completes its second EUR – Gur

LONDON, December 14, 2021 LONDON, December 14, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Capitalab, a division of BGC Brokers LP, an entity within the BGC Partners, Inc. (NASDAQ: BGCP) group of companies, in conjunction with Eurex, has successfully completed its second round of option compression multilateral EURO STOXX 50 with limited risk. The cycle included approximately […]

Three Ways OFWs Can Send Love Home While...

With Christmas Day approaching and travel restrictions still in place, many Filipino Overseas Workers (OFWs) will be spending the holidays away from loved ones for the second year in a row. While the desire to be with family is felt collectively by OFWs and their families throughout the year, it is most particularly felt during […]

Myongji Hospital and Singapore Raffles G...

Myongji Hospital signed a comprehensive “travel bubble” cooperation agreement with Singapore’s Raffles Medical Group last Friday. Myongji Hospital President Lee Wang-jun and Raffles Medical Group President Loo Choon Yong, left in each photo, hold up the cooperation agreement last Friday. Under the agreement, the two hospitals plan to provide reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) testing […]

Non-graduates over 60 face a ‘banking di

WhatsApp Facebook Twitter E-mail Messenger WFP JOINS IN LAUNCH OF EFFORTS AGAINST VISA TRADE Expats fear slap in transactions when civil identity card expires KUWAIT CITY, December 12: Unqualified expatriates aged sixty and over find themselves in no man’s land as government delays resolving issue of renewal of work permits, Al-Rai daily reports quoting called […]

Kuala Lumpur topped Singapore and Dubai ...

Kuala Lumpur is the number one city for expats wishing to live and work abroad in 2021, according to an InterNations survey. In January 2021, more than 12,000 expats from all over the world took part in the latest Expat Insider survey. They represent a total of 174 nationalities and live in 186 countries or […]

Czech news roundup: Tuesday, December 7,...

16:20 Czech president asks foreign minister candidate to step down Radio station Frekvence 1 reports that Czech President Miloš Zeman has asked Jan Lipavský, the Czech Pirate Party’s candidate for foreign minister in the new coalition government, to withdraw his candidacy during their interview in Lány today today. Zeman’s spokesman declined to comment on the […]

The day – New London council and school

New London – The new city council unanimously re-elected longtime councilor Efrain Dominguez as chairman on Monday. Dominguez, a teacher from New London who is in his fifth term and has served the past two years as chairman of the board, is the first board member in recent history to be elected to consecutive terms […]

Czech news roundup: Friday, December 3, ...

19:15 Police arrest 53 illegal migrants in Břeclav region Czech police arrested 53 illegal migrants in four cars on Thursday and Friday in the Břeclav border district neighboring Slovakia and Austria, along with the four drivers. A car driven by a stranger with nine migrant passengers in the vehicle forced its way through two police […]

Czech news round-up: Thursday, December ...

22:15 Gunman tries to attack Czech prime minister Outgoing Prime Minister Andrej Babiš said today that an armed man tried to attack him on Wednesday, but the assailant, who had a gun and a knife, was arrested at the entrance to the office of the government. Babiš reported the attack through his Facebook profile. Police […]

Shanghai-Taipei City Online Forum sees 3...

Ti Gong Three MoUs were signed online between Shanghai and Taipei at the Shanghai-Taipei City Forum on Wednesday. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Shanghai-Taipei City Forum was held on Wednesday via the internet. Shanghai Mayor Gong Zheng said the forum has become a famous brand for communication across the Taiwan Strait, and this year’s theme […]

Saudi Arabia: free visa renewal for expa...

The extension period will be until January 31, 2022 Reuters dossier By Web Desk Posted: Tue, Nov 30, 2021, 7:02 PM Expats from 17 countries, including India and Pakistan, can benefit from Saudi Arabia’s recent move to extend the validity of residence permits, exit and re-entry visas, and visit visas at no cost. Saudi Arabia’s […]

The Pattaya City Expats Club meets again...

Key Visa’s Darren McGarry explains to his PCEC audience some of the intricacies of dealing with Thai immigration. On Wednesday, November 24, the Pattaya City Expats Club meeting was very present for its first meeting since its suspension last April due to reinstated measures to reduce Covid-19 infections due to another outbreak. The speaker was […]

Forum emphasizes global collaboration in...

A recent forum highlighted the need for a collaborative global public health effort as the key to successful containment of COVID-19. Under the theme “The Fourth Yale-SJTU Bilateral Forum on Global Public Health Policy: The Impact of COVID-19 on Medical Service Delivery and the Public Health System,” the forum was co-hosted this weekend. by Yale […]

United States supports inclusion of Taiw...

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Tuesday, October 26, expressed support for including Taiwan in the UN In a State Department press release, Blinken noted that Taiwan’s model of democracy “supports transparency, respect for human rights and the rule of law,” which he said are values ​​that the UN promotes. […]

Cosmetics Davos Forum to be held in Shan...

Ti Gong Representatives of the world’s largest cosmetic companies at the first Oriental Beauty Valley International Cosmetics Conference in Fengxian District in 2018. A leading global cosmetics forum will be held in the southern suburbs of Shanghai early next month to promote the city’s goal of becoming the equivalent of the “Davos World Economic Forum” […]

Coronavirus update, October 21, 2021: Cz...

Restaurants must check customers’ Covid status As of November 1, bars and restaurants in the Czech Republic will have to check a customer’s health condition before serving them. Checks will not be carried out at the entrance but after the guests have been seated. The obligation does not apply to those who order take-out food, […]

Taipei Representative Office in India Ho...

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwanese expatriates, executives and families joined the staff at the Taipei Economic and Cultural Center in India to socialize and celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival on Sunday, September 19. Representative Ko Pao-Hsuan (葛葆萱) hosted the party at his residence in the afternoon, during which he served moon cakes, Taiwanese steamed sticky rice, […]

The “new job” becomes the norm for expat

Insight into how the Covid-19 pandemic has transformed the working lives of expats around the world was revealed in a global survey released on Tuesday. The report, “The Future of Working Abroad,” is based on data from more than 8,000 active expats living in 175 destinations around the world. It has been compiled by InterNations, […]

Life in the COVID lane

Sawasdee crab. Who would have thought that the old adage “I wouldn’t hit them with a six foot pole” would become national policy, but here we are 16 months into the coronavirus and so it seems. Ged walking the streets of Hua Hin, where the pedestrian street shops have closed. Image: YouTube / Ged Hogg, […]

Decline in value of expatriate compensat...

SINGAPORE – Singapore companies spent less on employing expatriate middle managers last year, with overall salary envelopes marked by reduced benefits and lower wages. But the cash wages of expatriates here remain the fifth highest in the world, according to a survey released by data and knowledge provider ECA International on Wednesday, August 25. Last […]

Expats prioritize physical well-being ov...

New expatriate research conducted by insurer Aetna International also found that those with dependent children (under 16) were the ones who largely believed their employers should focus on physical well-being with their health care packages and services. Sixty-five percent of people with dependents thought so, compared to 55 percent of those without. This relates to […]

revealed: crumpets, stuffing and peas to...

British expats across Europe have spoken of their growing homesickness, with many unable to afford their favorite British foods and the comforts of their own homes for long periods of time due to both the Covid-19 pandemic and of the difficulties Brexit has caused on food deliveries. Ongoing travel restrictions, red lists and isolation rules […]

Pandemic prompts expatriates to visit th...

The Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in a wave of expats looking to buy properties in their home countries, according to a report in Mansion Global, a news site focused on the global real estate market. Australia, France, Ireland, New Zealand, the UK and the US have all seen an increase in the number of coronavirus-inspired […]

Tokyo drops to fourth most expensive cit...

Tokyo ranked as the fourth most expensive city for expats in an annual cost-of-living survey by a US consulting firm, falling one spot from last year. Turkmenistan’s capital Ashgabat topped the list, dropping from second place, while Hong Kong slipped to second place after being the most expensive city last year, the Mercer survey showed. […]