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Prostitution

Prostitution is the business or practice of engaging in sexual activity in exchange for payment. Prostitution is sometimes described as sexual services, commercial sex or, hooking, it is sometimes referred to euphemistically as "the world's oldest profession" in the English-speaking world. A person who works in this field is a type of sex worker. Prostitution occurs in a variety of forms, its legal status varies from country to country, ranging from being an enforced or unenforced crime, to unregulated, to a regulated profession, it is one branch of the sex industry, along with pornography and erotic dancing. Brothels are establishments dedicated to prostitution. In escort prostitution, the act may take place at the client's residence or hotel room, or at the escort's residence or a hotel room rented for the occasion by the escort. Another form is street prostitution. There are about 42 million prostitutes in the world, living all over the world. Estimates place; the majority of prostitutes have male clients.

The position of prostitution and the law varies worldwide, reflecting differing opinions. Some view prostitution as a form of exploitation of or violence against women, children, that helps to create a supply of victims for human trafficking; some critics of prostitution as an institution are supporters of the "Nordic model", which decriminalizes the act of selling sex, but makes the purchase of sex illegal. This approach has been adopted by Canada, Ireland, Northern Ireland and France. Others view sex work as a legitimate occupation, whereby a person trades or exchanges sexual acts for money. Amnesty International is one of the notable groups calling for the decriminalization of prostitution. Prostitute is derived from the Latin prostituta; some sources cite the verb as a composition of "pro" meaning "up front" or "forward" and "stituere", defined as "to offer up for sale". Another explanation is that prostituta is a composition of statuere. A literal translation therefore is: "to put up front for sale" or "to place forward".

The Online Etymology Dictionary states, "The notion of'sex for hire' is not inherent in the etymology, which rather suggests one'exposed to lust' or sex'indiscriminately offered.'"The word prostitute was carried down through various languages to the present-day Western society. Most sex worker activists groups reject the word prostitute and since the late 1970s have used the term sex worker instead. However, sex worker can mean anyone who works within the sex industry or whose work is of a sexual nature and is not limited to prostitutes. A variety of terms are used for those who engage in prostitution, some of which distinguish between different types of prostitution or imply a value judgment about them. Common alternatives for prostitute include whore; the English word whore derives from the Old English word hōra, from the Proto-Germanic *hōrōn, which derives from the Proto-Indo-European root *keh₂- meaning "desire", a root which has given us Latin cārus, whence the French cher and the Latin cāritās.

Use of the word whore is considered pejorative in its modern slang form of ho. In Germany, most prostitutes' organizations deliberately use the word Hure since they feel that prostitute is a bureaucratic term; those seeking to remove the social stigma associated with prostitution promote terminology such as sex worker, commercial sex worker or sex trade worker. Another used word for a prostitute is hooker. Although a popular etymology connects "hooker" with Joseph Hooker, a Union general in the American Civil War, the word more comes from the concentration of prostitutes around the shipyards and ferry terminal of the Corlear's Hook area of Manhattan in the 1820s, who came to be referred to as "hookers". A streetwalker solicits customers on the streets or in public places, while a call girl makes appointments by phone, or in recent years, through email or the internet. Or not, use of the word prostitute without specifying a sex may be assumed to be female; those offering services to female customers are known as gigolos.

Sex workers' rights activists have campaigned for the preferential use of the term full-service sex work over the use of the used term prostitution, citing the implications around control and consent within each word. They argue that full-service connotes an economic negotiation between two consenting adults, while prostitution connotes an exploitative exchange. Within sex work academia and activism, there has been much confusion in rhetoric between prostituted women, sex workers and full-service sex workers. Per Konstantinos Kapparis, these words are used interchangeably, blurring understandings of what constitutes a prostitute with regard to the legal system. Activists have argued that because laws and academics alike do not properly differentiate between a consensual sex worker and a trafficked person, which can lead to confusion in how one prosecutes, laws intended to protect sex workers end up

DFA Compilation, Vol. 1

DFA Compilation, Vol. 1 is a compilation of tracks by various artists signed to the dance-punk label The DFA. The only two tracks contributed here that were not produced by The DFA are "Endless Happiness" and "Cone Toaster", both by Black Dice; the compilation was released on September 30, 2003. The Juan MacLean - "By the Time I Get to Venus" – 5:12 LCD Soundsystem - "Give It Up" – 3:56 The Rapture - "House of Jealous Lovers" – 5:07 Black Dice - "Cone Toaster" – 8:57 The Juan Maclean - "You Can't Have It Both Ways " – 9:21 The Rapture - "Silent Morning" – 6:48 LCD Soundsystem - "Losing My Edge" – 7:53 Black Dice - "Endless Happiness" – 15:26

Vietnamese people in Bulgaria

Vietnamese people form the small immigrant community of Overseas Vietnamese in Bulgaria today, but their numbers were much higher in the 1980s. As of 2015, the Vietnamese community in Bulgaria numbers 2,600, including Bulgarian residents and/or citizens, they live in the capital Sofia, but in Plovdiv and Varna. Many Vietnamese people live in Kozloduy; the Vietnamese diaspora in Bulgaria dates to the 1960s. In 1950, Bulgaria and Vietnam had established diplomatic relations and signed a mutual agreement to co-operate in cultural and educational affairs; as a result, the first Vietnamese students arrived in Bulgaria in 1960. The main subjects that the Vietnamese came to study were agriculture, tourism, arts and construction. According to an international agreement of 1980, along with other Comecon members such as Poland and the Soviet Union, accepted Vietnamese guest workers in the country as a cheaper manual labour workforce. According to one estimate, over 35,000 Vietnamese people have worked in Bulgaria between 1980 and 1991, 5,000 Vietnamese students have completed their higher education in various Bulgarian universities.

Plattenbauten and mobile home hostels were built in 1984 in the Krasna polyana municipality of Sofia to accommodate the Vietnamese. The hostels are still known as "the Vietnamese hostels" today, although their demolition has been considered by the Capital Municipality as they have since decayed into an unregulated Roma-inhabited slum; the idea was to compensate Bulgaria's lack of sufficient manual workforce and at the same time to relieve Vietnam of some of its growing population, with the trained workers coming back. In practice, this co-operation was subject to much corruption in Vietnam, with many members of its richest class of merchants paying bribes equivalent to around €1,000 to be sent to Bulgaria, where they expanded their speculative business, engaging in black market trade, production of counterfeit goods such as jeans, etc; as a consequence, shortly after the democratic changes of 1989, Bulgaria arranged the accelerated return of most of the Vietnamese workers to Vietnam, effective in 1991.

Of the thousands of Vietnamese, all but the students and those who had married in Bulgaria left. Since 1991, Bulgaria has been a target country for economic immigrants from Vietnam, as the average wages remained higher despite the country's difficulties in the 1990s. Along with the Chinese, Koreans and other immigrants, the Vietnamese have established a presence among the vendors in Sofia's well-known and frequented bazaar Iliyantsi; the number of Vietnamese immigrants is rising, although they are yet to feature more prominently in Bulgaria's social life and media. In 2008, it was reported and discussed that Bulgaria, now a European Union member, is again looking to employ Vietnamese workers, as unemployment in the country has been solved as an issue, and on the contrary, there is a lack of workers in the developing building and tourism branches in particular. Vietnamese would be offered jobs on contract terms with temporary residence in Bulgaria. Ulyana Chan Vin, actress Ani Hoang, singer. Immigration to Bulgaria

Ricky Meléndez

Ricky Meléndez is a Puerto Rican singer and actor. He was raised in Guaynabo, he became a member of Menudo at the age of nine. He was one of the original five in the group, he is the cousin of group founder Edgardo Díaz. As a member of Menudo, he acted in two films: Menudo: Una Aventura Llamada Menudo. Meléndez retired from Menudo in 1984 at the mandatory age of 16, but since he had started at age nine, he became the band member with the longest tenure at eight years, he gave up his place to Ricky Martin. His final concert with Menudo was in Caguas. Once Meléndez left Menudo, he tried various business ventures, including a shop at Plaza Las Americas in San Juan, became a lawyer. In 1998, he got together with former bandmates Rene Farrait, Johnny Lozada, Ray Reyes, Charlie Masso and Miguel Cancel to make a comeback tour under the name of El Reencuentro, they toured the world. Meléndez was the voice responsible for Menudo super hits "Y Yo No Bailo" and "Cámbiale Las Pilas". Meléndez now lives in San Juan with his wife and children and practices corporate and real estate law at Pietrantoni Mendez & Alvarez LLC.

Meléndez attended the University of Central Florida where he took several broadcasting classes. Melendez is married to Miriam "Muñeca" Calderín, he has one daughter. His brothers and Oscar, are former members of Menudo. List of Puerto Ricans

That's What He Said Podcast

Greg James — That's What He Said is a podcast featuring the best bits from the BBC Radio 1 drive-time show hosted by Greg James, broadcast live between 4-7pm, Monday to Friday. It features Greg and Newsbeat presenter Chris Smith, known on the show as "Chris Smith With the News", it was announced that Greg James was to get a podcast in 2009, whilst he was presenting the Early Breakfast Show. However, this never materialized, it was again announced on 11 September 2013. This was discussed at length on air, Greg invited listeners to text in suggestions for the name. "That's What He Said" was decided on. The first episode was released on Friday 24 October 2013 two months later; the first episode of the podcast was released on 24 October 2013 and since episodes have been released once a week on Friday afternoons, excluding breaks over Christmas and/or when Greg has been away. Loyal listeners of the podcast are referred to as'Podcastards' and are able to get in touch with Greg and Chris via the podcastard email address.

The emails are read out during the podcast. Both Greg and Chris tweet from the That's What He Said Twitter account, with the first tweet being sent on 20 November 2013; the podcast has received positive reviews on iTunes. The podcast begins with an introduction from the two presenters referencing and parodying other radio shows or presenters including BBC London 94.9 and Brian Cox or, more by playing generic Radio 1 warnings for explicit or offensive content. Greg and Chris discuss what happened in the show over the past week, as well as reading listeners' emails; the podcast includes the features from the Greg James radio show including "The Mayor Of Where?", "Wrong Uns", "Rage Against The Answer Machine", "Pun Pong" and other sections of the weekday radio show including celebrity interviews and other general chat. Each episode, lasting from 40 minutes to over an hour, contains radio content with podcast exclusive chat between segments; this chat is rambly and goes off on strange tangents, taking advantage of the relative freedom of a podcast as opposed to a live radio show, where there is a music quota.

Emails follow a loose format. "Julia from Germany" acts as the show clerk and provides an itinerary and reminds the presenters of discussion topics they may have mentioned in previous weeks. She keeps score for any games played, from December 2016 has hosted the feature "Julia's Word of the Week" where she sends a clip of one German word; this has a theme tune, sung in English by Julia. Listeners email in when it is their birthday and Greg sings their names over the Jurassic Park theme tune - there is a running issue where Greg refuses to take the list from Chris Smith and insists on writing the names out for himself; the list is written in a different typeface every week, suggested by a listener. Listeners look out for aubergine themed products and items and send in images for'Aubergine Corner'; the original catchphrase for the podcast was decided on 2 May 2014 to be "keep smiling", however Greg began to sign off the podcast with the line "and, the end of the podcast", unofficially adopted as the primary catchphrase.

Greg's sign off has been'Goodbye forever!'. On occasion, producer Pippa has accompanied Greg while Chris was away and on one occasion, Chris co-hosted the podcast remotely, whilst away taking part in a video journalism course. On another occasion, another'Chris Smith' from Peterborough took Chris Smith With The News's place on the podcast after standing in for Chris on the previous Wednesday. Whilst Chris was on holiday in the summer of 2016, Ali Plumb sat in for Chris Smith for three weeks. After the first week, a Twitter poll was created on the Podcastard Twitter account to determine whether Plumb would be allowed to return the following week. In this poll, "Yes indeed he's brilliant" won with 81% of the votes on a turnout of 580, whilst "You're joking aren't you" got only 19%; the following week, when asked "One more week for Plumb?", "Oh go on then" won with 87%, to only 13% for "not a chance in hell" on a turnout of 663. Most of the games featured on the podcast are from the radio show, but in addition, there are some podcast exclusive games that Greg and Chris play.

Mug on a Dog - Most episodes after 25 April 2014, when the idea intended for the radio show was first suggested by Chris, contain the game'Mug on a Dog'. This involves Greg and Chris attempting to throw coins into a mug taped to a pink moving poodle named Travis. Terminology has been created to describe events in the game - a rimshot is when the coin bounces along the rim of the mug, whereas'bounce out' is when a coin dives into the mug before bouncing back out; the games can get tense, with the loser getting angry at the loss. A guide explaining how to create a'Mug on a Dog' was posted on the Podcastard Twitter; the game sadly had to be postponed during the episode on 20 February 2015 due to Chris Smith without the news shattering the mug, before being ordered to leave by Greg. It returned in late 2016. Hat on a Cat - After the final game of Mug on a Dog was played on the podcast on 13 March 2015, a new game was born.'Hat on a Cat' had been discussed on a few occasions as an appropriate successor to the popular coin throwing game, so on 20 March 2015, it debuted on the podcast.

The game is essentially'Mug on a Dog' but with a different toy jingle. Greg and Chris take it in turns to throw coins into a felt hat, stitched onto the back of a cat

Ossy Prestige

Ossy Chinedu Prestige is a Nigerian businessman and politician, serving in the 8th and current House of Representatives. Ossy Prestige is a member of the APGA who has served as the House of Representatives Member for Aba North/Aba South Nigeria Federal constituency of Abia State since 2015. Hon. Prestige Ossy hails from the Agboji community of Abiriba in Ohafia L. G. A of Abia State, he holds a B. Sc degree in Government and Public Administration from the Abia State University, Uturu, an MBA in Shipping and Logistics from the Lloyds Maritime Academy London, United Kingdom, an Honorary Doctorate Degree in Public Administration from Commonwealth University in Belize, South America amongst other academic qualifications. Hon. Prestige Ossy is a seasoned Customs Broker, Maritime Services Provider, Shipping Consultant and Importer of diverse Merchandise, his business has been so diversified that it transverses all sectors of Nigerian Economy making him a major Employer of labour. He was the Treasurer of the Association of Nigerian Licensed Customs Agents, Onne Sea Port Chapter, 2002, its Secretary 2003 – 2008 and Chairman 2008 – 2014.

He is the 1st Deputy President of the Aba Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture. Hon. Rtn. Prestige Ossy is an Elite member of the Rotary International, renowned for his Global Humanitarian outreach and has risen to become a Privileged 2nd Level Major Donor of the organization having donated well over Twenty Five Thousand U. S. Dollars to the cause of charity, he was President of the Rotary Club of Eziukwu Aba 2007/2008 and Assistant Governor of Rotary District 9140, 2009/2010. He is a Sports Enthusiast and Promoter, a Hall of Fame Silver Card Holder of the prestigious Aba Sports Club. Honourable Ossy Prestige runs two foundations of which he is President: Prestige Ossy Foundation The Favoured Initiatives As part of his 2016 constituency project, Hon. Prestige distributed "keke-napepe", motor cycles, electricity generating sets, grinding machines, sewing machines, hair dressing dryers etc. to the people of his Federal Constituency. In 2017, Hon. Ossy Prestige is partnering with the Federal Government National Directorate of Employment to train the unemployed young men and women from his Federal Constituency of Aba North and South in skill acquisition.

In the thinking of Hon. Ossy Prestige, instead of giving people a token of money, let them be trained in any skill of work so as to create employment for themselves and others. So at the National Directorate of Employment premises opposite Fire Service Aba, about hundred young men and women were attending a 5-day workshop which started on Monday 20 February and will end on 24 February 2017; the two phase training was on Catering/Confectionary and Basic Business Training otherwise known as Entrepreneurship. Other phases of the programme which will be held in due course include Computer Operations/Maintenance, Hair Dressing, G. S. M Maintenance, Photo/Video Recording, Interior Decoration, Electrical Installation and Plumbing. Prestige is married to Rotary Ann Precious and the union is blessed with five children, he is a Christian and member of the Presbyterian Church denomination