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    Biometric screening would be a ‘disaster’

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    President Donald Trump’s push to have all visitors entering and exiting the United States subjected to biometric screening – such as finger-printing, retina scans or facial recognition tests – would be a “disaster,” says the general manager of the Peace Bridge Authority. Read More…

    U.S. travel ban may affect Niagara

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    President Donald Trump’s executive order on Friday limiting access to the United States by travellers from predominantly-Muslim countries could have a ripple effect in Niagara.

    While border officials could not confirm if anyone had been denied entry at Niagara border crossings over the weekend due to the controversial travel restrictions, several posts on social media claimed a number of people living in the U.S. with Green Cards have been refused entry back home after visiting Niagara.

    One message on Twitter, using the hashtag #MuslimBan, claimed two Yemen natives, who hold Green Cards, were denied entry into the U.S. at Niagara Falls on Saturday. Another tweet said a Somali doctor working in Buffalo, N.Y., on a Green Card who was in Niagara Falls for the weekend was also denied entry.

    Trump wax figure headed to Falls

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    They’re huuuuuge. They’re big league. And one of them is coming to Niagara Falls.

    They’re the first wax figures of U.S. president-elect Donald Trump, and they’ve been hand-crafted by the F/X team at Ripley’s Believe It or Not!

    One was put on display last week at Ripley’s Orlando, Fla., Odditorium for a limited time, and is expected to be shipped to Louis Tussaud’s Waxworks in Niagara Falls in the new year, said Ripley Entertainment’s social-media specialist Suzanne Smagala-Potts.

    “We were going to have it for a very limited time in Orlando, but it’s been so popular there that they might keep it for a little bit longer,” she said.

    “I don’t have an exact answer for you (as to when it will arrive in Niagara Falls), but my best estimate would be after the new year.”

    Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Unveils Wax Figures of President-Elect Trump

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    Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Unveils Wax Figures of President-Elect Trump
    The first life-size wax Trump is now on display at Ripley’s Orlando Odditorium; others are headed for Louis Tussaud’s Waxworks
    Orlando, Fla. (November 11, 2016) They’re huuuuuge, they’re big league and they’ve been hand- crafted by the F/X team at Ripley’s Believe It or Not!

    They are the very first
    wax figures of Donald Trump. One is now on display at Ripley’s Orlando Odditorium on I-Drive. It is in the lobby and can be seen and photographed for free – but only for a limited time. Just as in real life, the wax Trump is polling at about 50% – loved by some Ripley’s visitors, loathed by others.
    Ripley’s created three wax figures of the President-elect. They will go on display at Louis Tussaud’s Palace of Wax in Grand Prairie, Texas, and Louis Tussaud’s Waxworks in San Antonio, Texas and Niagara Falls, Ontario. Ripley Entertainment owns and operates the three Louis Tussaud’s Waxworks.
    Ripley’s F/X team started creating the first Trump figure about four months ago.  Each is sculpted by hand by a team of artists, using photographs to create the likeness. Each figure takes about six weeks to complete.
    Win or lose, the Trump figures were destined for Louis Tussaud’s; after Tuesday’s election results they’ll now stand with other presidential wax figures.
    For images of Ripley’s wax Trump figures, visit this Dropbox.

    For more information on Louis Tussaud’s:

    Media contact:

    Frank Wolff
    About Ripley Entertainment
    Ripley’s Believe It or Not!  is part of the Ripley Entertainment Inc. (www.ripleys.com) family of worldwide attractions, the global leader in location-based entertainment.  More than 13 million people visit its 95-plus attractions in 10 countries each year.  In addition to its 32 Believe It or Not!Odditoriums, the Orlando, Florida-based company has publishing, licensing and broadcast divisions that oversee projects including the syndicated Believe It or Not! television show, best-selling books and the popular syndicated cartoon strip, Ripley’s Believe It or Not!, that still runs daily in 42 countries. Ripley Entertainment is a Jim Pattison Company, the third-largest privately held company in Canada.
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