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Burns So Good: The Spiciest Foods in the World

Pepper and hot sauce can bring painful pleasure to almost any dish, but some cultures go the extra mile with their fiery flavors. If you’re looking for a truly tongue-numbing thrill, you’ll have to go beyond your favorite wing joint. Take a spicy spin around the globe with these classic, caliente meals.   1. Vindaloo Pair it with: Rice, naan, and lassi yogurt drink Indian food is known for its spiciness and Vindaloo is the country’s spiciest dish. ...

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What are your favourite Canadianisms, eh?

There are certain words or phrases that you’ll only hear in Canada. The kind that make you feel Canadian pride when you hear them; immediately think of home when you’re away; or get weird looks when you use them among non-Canadians. Here’s our top 10 favourite Canadianisms. We bet you use them all the time, even if you don’t notice it… Blonde/Chum – In Quebec slang, your girlfriend is your “blonde” and your boyfriend is your “chum”. ...

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The future of cross-border payments

David Thompson’s keynote speech at MoneyConf 2017   Earlier this week, David Thompson, Executive Vice President, Global Operations and Chief Technology Officer, delivered a keynote speech at this year’s MoneyConf in Madrid. David highlighted how WU is using technology to innovate and serve customers as part of our digital transformation. He talks about the omni-channel experience, how the future of payments is about payments without borders, new digital alliances and the technology that enables us to integrate with social ...

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A Match Made in Money Transfer

Mike Hafer, Senior Vice President, U.S. Marketing and Field Execution, Western Union What does a 166-year-old payments company and one of the originators of social media have in common? Well, for one they are both committed to using the latest and greatest technology to drive innovation in their industries and provide the best possible experience for their customers. What else? Well, you may not have heard but Messenger users in the U.S. can now send money with Western ...

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WU Foundation Responds to Flooding in Sri Lanka

The Western Union Foundation is supporting the Red Cross and its efforts to provide emergency services to the affected communities in Sri Lanka where recent flooding and mudslides have displaced more than 600,000 people and killed at least 200 people. The Foundation will provide USD$20,000 to the response efforts so the Red Cross can provide the following services: Immediate shelter and household items to more than 800 families Mobilize volunteers to conduct First Aid services at 30+ medical camps Distribute clean water and promote ...

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The Art of Last Second Travel Planning

Last minute travel planning is old-fashioned. With the world now at our fingertips, we can book a flight in the Uber to the airport, buy museum tickets in line for the exhibit, and find a hotel as the sun goes down. It may sound fickle, but isn’t the point of a vacation to break free of schedules and routine? Planning your trip in the eleventh hour leaves the door open to accept that party invitation, take that detour, and ...

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International Job Sites for Aspiring Expats

Whether it’s at a fashion house in Paris or a marketing firm in Sydney, landing a job overseas is not as far-fetched as it used to be – thanks to international job hunting sites. To expand your search, check out our recommendations for where to find expat jobs online. 1. Indeed Worldwide Indeed Worldwide works just like its domestic counterpart, except it allows you to search for international jobs in more than 60 location-based sites. Descriptions are often written in the country’...

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WU Announces a New Plan

To Help Employees Pay Down Burdensome Student Loans Many of us make great strides to attempt to be debt free.  While it may be next to impossible to have a completely debt free life, it’s great to know there are employers out there that are doing what they can to help make their employees’ financial situations a little less stressful. Today, approximately seven out of 10 new graduates have student loan debt, including many Western Union employees; this according to ...

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Ramadan: Sharing traditions from around the world

If you’re new to Canada, you may not be familiar with the multitude of cultures that the country welcomes, but inclusion and acceptance of others and their religions is part of being Canadian. For example, there are over 1 million Muslims living in Canada, making up about 3.2 percent of the population.[1] Muslim holidays including Ramadan and Eid are celebrated across the country and in many cities and towns, Muslim families celebrate not only with family, but also with non-Muslim friends ...

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Changing Lives, Building Communities

By Jean-Claude Farah On the 2nd of May, I represented the Western Union Foundation as a Director of the WU Foundation Board, on a visit to the Whitaker Peace & Development Initiative (WPDI) centers in Northern Uganda. Together, with Forest Whitaker, CEO WPDI, I was introduced to several programs. It was an incredibly moving experience to be among so many people who have lived through extreme conflict and are now rebuilding their lives. The day started when WPDI CEO Forest ...

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