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Jamestown Cafe, Accra goes to Venice as ArchiAfrika Pavilion Opens at the Time Space Existence exhibition

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Cultural entrepreneur and Architect, Joseph Osae-Addo is taking his advocacy to the prestigious Venice architecture biennale as a solo entry ( no government of Ghana involvement) making him the first Ghanaian to be invited to the Architecture biennale. This year, he is also the only solo entry from Africa. His Pavillion is hosted by the European Cultural Center and is a collaborative effort showcasing Architects from Africa and the Diaspora , including students from Historically Black Colleges from the United States. The Pavilion in Venice is inspired by the design of Jamestown cafe Accra. 

Joseph Osae-Addo opens the ArchiAfrika Pavilion on July 22, 2021 at the European Cultural Center’s Time Space Existence exhibition at Giardini della Marinaressa in Venice, Italy. The exhibition runs parallel with Biennale Architettura.

The ArchiAfrika Pavilion brings black voices to white elitist spaces by creating a platform for young emerging architects from Africa and the black diaspora to be seen and heard.

Joe Osae-Addo is a Ghanaian architect and key convener of contemporary African architecture discourse for the past two decades through the ArchiAfrika advocacy organization. His life work has centered on the promotion of a new generation of architects from Africa. Being invited to Venice creates another important chance for Joe to share the stage with emerging black voices.

The ArchiAfrika pavilion will host three exhibitions from July 22 to November 21, 2021:

THE FIRST EXHIBITION
(July 22- August 4)
Features students work from the department of Architecture and Landscape at Kingston University in collaboration with Studio NYALI, a design research studio led by Nana Biamah-Ofosu and Bushra Mohamed. The featured student work investigates the African compound typology. Studio Nyali designed the pavilion, with the build being completed by Collective 121.

THE SECOND EXHIBITION
(August 5-19)
Features student work from historically black colleges and universities (HBCU) architecture schools.

THE THIRD EXHIBITION
(August 22-November 21)
Features ArchiAfrika’s New Blood exhibition, providing a platform for the work of African architects under the age of 40. The members of this group represent critical next generation voices who through current work and explorations, will contribute to the future African architecture landscape.

Joseph Osae-Addo believes that the promotion of black voices at the top tiers of the architectural world can alter many career paths in Africa and Europe. Through the experience of the past 40 years in architectural practice, Joe knows that opportunities for true collaboration with elitist organizations are few. Black architects should join forces to contribute capital, networks and opportunities to achieve more for a new generation. Together, we can change the discourse of how we will live together for the decades to come.

The European Cultural Centre exhibition runs parallel with Biennale Architettura from May 22, 2021 to November 21, 2021. Time Space Existence features a wide selection of projects ranging from conceptual works, models, photographs, videos, sculptures, to site specific installations. By bringing together a diverse group of participants working across disciplines, the European Cultural Centre aims at stimulating an exchange among architects, universities, legendary masters, emerging studios, established global practices, designers, artists, photographers, developers, engineering companies, who together can have a crucial role in shaping the future of our living.

 

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Here is our top picks for smartphones in Ghana and why the HUAWEI nova 9 stands out from the pack

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Fancy a new smartphone? This is a good time to buy one, and our top smartphone guide will help you compare and contrast the top 2021 smartphones available on the market today in Ghana.

There are so many good phones to choose from right now but which one is the king of the castle? Is there even a winner? Smartphones come in all shapes, sizes and prices. Here, we have ranked and reviewed the top three 2021 smartphones money can buy today.

 

What can you expect from a new smartphone in 2021? There are many factors you need to consider but primarily the things you need to keep a close eye on are; design, camera, battery life and charging speeds in addition to cool features that spice up the user experience.

With that said, trust us -these smartphones are all top-notch and if you want to know more, simply read on to find out how each ones shines in its own way.

 

HUAWEI nova 9

Specs roundup:

Display: 120Hz curved OLED 6.57-inch display

Camerasetup: Rear Cameras: 50MP +8MP +2MP +2MP –Selfie: 32MP

Charging: 66W HUAWEI SuperCharge

Storage: 8GB RAM +128GB internal storage

Chipset: 6nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G

Dimensions: 160mm x 73.7mm x 7.77mm

 

Huawei recently released the HUAWEI nova 9, the latest addition to its popular and loved HUAWEI nova series. Dubbed as the Trendy Flagship Camera King, this latest hotshot from Huawei inherits the HUAWEI nova Series’ unique aesthetic and sophisticated design, bringing along powerful performance and features that help users capture and create. It is a helpful assistant for creating and sharing video content especially when it comes to vlogging features!

 

The latest smartphone from Huawei debuts with a new colourway –Colour No. 9 that is created with an all-new Starry Flash AG Glass process that adds a unique texture to the chassis and highlights the iconic camera module, giving it greater visual emphasis. Colour No. 9 is a mix of low-saturation blue and purple hues meticulously blends with the glittering particles to form a dreamy colour spectrum that gives off a hint of mysteriousness. Under different lighting, the colour finish reflects vivid and colourful patterns. Under a spotlight, the whole device shines and sparkles. It reminds users of the subtle moments in their life, which are inspiring and exhilarating.

 

Both the front and back sides of its body are slightly curved, making it feel thinner and more comfortable to hold. Packed with a 6.57-inch curved display, the HUAWEI nova 9 remains sleek with a thickness of only 7.77mm and a weight of approximately 175g. Speaking of display, the HUAWEI nova 9 sports a 6.57-inch 120Hz Original-Colour Curved Display that can render 1.07 billion colours delivering smooth visuals in fine details. The incredibly curved screen slides from the centre to both sides just like a waterfall, which offers immersive visuals and a comfortable grip at the same time.

The HUAWEI nova 9 follows HUAWEI nova 8’s Star Orbit Ring design concept that is similar to the old look, but comes with a nova ring emblem that highlights the Star Orbit Ring, making it even more recognisable and eye-catching.

 

The HUAWEI nova 9 comes with an Ultra Vision AI Quad Camera system, which includes a 50MP Ultra Vision Main Camera with RYYB colour filter array, an 8MP Ultra Wide Angle Camera, a 2MP Depth Camera and a 4cm 2MP Macro Camera. Whether it is city night photos, panoramas, portraits with bokeh effects or close-upshots, the HUAWEI nova 9 lets users capture images in high quality and deliver pro-grade clarity.

Meeting the demand for an excellent vlogging experience, the HUAWEI nova 9 features a 32MP High-Res selfie camera. The HUAWEI nova 9 supports 4K video shooting at 30fps with high definition and high frame rate, it delivers an enjoyable video experience with fascinating details and smooth motion.

 

Moreover, users of HUAWEI nova 9 can easily switch between front and rear cameras whilst filming to produce a single video featuring both footage in one go. Alternatively, you can use Dual-View Video to show both front and rear perspectives simultaneously, or to put a zoomed shot and wide shot together, both taken on the rear camera system, in one frame. Again, this switching of camera occurs seamlessly, allowing you to create unique videos by just pressing the record button.

 

Regardless of the task, the HUAWEI nova 9 delivers excellent battery life with the high capacity 4300mAh battery. In addition, charging down time is kept to a minimum, with the new smartphone supporting 66W HUAWEI SuperCharge for high speed charging.

 

HUAWEI nova 9 also boasts some Super Device features staying true to Huawei’s innovative spirit! For example, users can tap on the HUAWEI MatePad icon to activate Smartphone-Tablet Multi-screen Collaboration; tap the HUAWEI MateBook icon for Smartphone-PC Multi-screen Collaboration or tap the HUAWEI FreeBuds icon to seamlessly switch their audio output to their Huawei earbuds. With the Distributed File System, the smartphone can also function as a wirelessly connected external storage unit for the PC, meaning users can access the files they want more easily than ever before.

This means when users are drafting an email on the PC, they can add smartphone files as an attachment or when they see an image they like when browsing the internet on the PC, they can save that image directly to the smartphone. Using the HUAWEI nova 9, users can also transfer MeeTime calls onto HUAWEI Vision smart TV and conduct the call by taking advantage of the larger display, camera and speakers.

Running on EMUI 12, the HUAWEI nova 9 offers a smart and seamless experience to users. The trusted, innovative and secure AppGallery is available on the HUAWEI nova 9, where users can download a wide range of high-quality apps.

 

Samsung Galaxy S21

Specs roundup:

Display: 6.2-inch 120HzDynamic AMOLED 2XDisplay

Camera setup: Rear Cameras: 12MP +64MP + 12MP –Selfie: 10MP

Charging: 25W Samsung Super-Fast Charging

Storage: 8GB RAM +128/256 GB internal storage

Chipset: 5nm Samsung Exynos 2100

Dimensions: 151.7mm x 71.2mm x 7.9 mm

 

From the front, the Galaxy S21 comes with a 6.2-inch 120Hz Dynamic AMOLED display complete with a neat punch-hole selfie camera in the top middle part of the screen. Look closer and you will see the S21 has dropped its predecessor’s curved display and opted for flat edges. However, in practical use the Galaxy S21’s display is great. Stick it in “Vivid” mode and you will see heaps of contrast and colour. The display is also good for watching videos and movies, or simply scrolling through your pictures or playing games.

Hardware-wise, the Galaxy S21 comes with a triple camera array which comprises of a main 12MP wide-angle lens, a 12MP ultra-wide lens and a 64MP telephoto lens with 3x hybrid optic zoom and 30x space zoom. On the video front, the Galaxy S21 covers a lot of bases. It offers up to 8K capture at 24 fps that lets you snap high-quality photos while recording high resolution videos.

 

Other high-end features include 1080p video recording at 30/60/240 fps, which makes them super-smooth. Speaking of smooth, the Super Steady mode, which uses AI to compensate for shaky recording, works on 1080p 60 fps video capture.

Samsung Galaxy S21 comes with a 4,000-mAh battery. Fast charging is on offer over the USB-C PD standard, charging up the battery to 55% in 30 minutes. Samsung only puts the USB-C cable in the box. If you do not have a charger then you can buy a 25W charger.

 

Samsung Galaxy S21 runs on One UI. The interface is elegant, complete with a redesigned Quick Panel and a notifications screen that feels less cluttered. Users would especially appreciate the redesigned lock screen widgets as well as the ability to place widgets on the screen and adjust their transparency. One UI 3 still comes with many options to tweak your Galaxy experience.

 

 

Samsung Galaxy A72

Specs roundup:

Display: 6.7-inch 90Hz Super AMOLED display

Camera setup: Rear Cameras: 64MP +12MP +8MP +5MP –Selfie: 32MP

Charging: 25W Samsung Super-Fast Charging

Storage: 8GB RAM +128/256GB internal storage

Chipset: 8nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G

Dimensions: 165mm x 77.4mm x 8.4mm

 

Dominating the front of the Samsung Galaxy A72 is a 6.7-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED display. The screen is vibrant with colours, excellent sunlight visibility, and great viewing angles. A layer of Gorilla Glass 5 protects the panel.

In terms of colour, the Samsung Galaxy A72 is available in Awesome Black, Awesome White, Awesome Violet or Awesome Blue. It comes in at 165 x 77.4 x 8.4mm and weighs around 203g. The overall design comes with a large camera block in the top left corner of the rear, and a –hole selfie camera in the top centre of the screen.

 

The Samsung Galaxy A72comes with a camera setup, which consists of four lenses. There is a 64MP wide camera, 12MP ultra-wide camera, an 8MP telephoto camera in addition to a 5MP macro camera. On the front, it comes with a 32MP camera for capturing some good selfies.

Samsung Galaxy A72 houses a 5000mAh battery and supports 25W Samsung Super-Fast Charging for a quick refill. Fast charging capability lets you spend more time playing, scrolling and sharing and less time charging. The Samsung Galaxy A72 comes with One UI 3.1 based on Android 11 out of the box. As it’s usually the case with Samsung phones, there is more than enough customisation on offer.

 

Choosing the right one

Making the final choice comes down to you and your preferences. A variety of reasons including sleek design, display, photography, videography, charging speeds, and of course cool features will be the ultimate deciding factors on what your next 2021 smartphone will be. However, amongst all the 2021 trendy flagships, the HUAWEI nova 9 ticks all the above boxes and has an exceptional design and some cool futuristic features!

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Edem Farrie Goes Corporate In Dashing New Looks

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They say style is a way to say who you are without having to speak. How you appear in the midst of people say a lot about you every single time.

 

Edem Farrie looks the part as she releases stunning new photos, showing the news reporter, actress, entrepreneur and fashion model she is.

 

She makes it her duty to look presentable at all moments and this new looks say it all. Check out some of them down here below:

 

In recent times she has done much in the journalism field with a feature on “Nigeria Beyond Oil” in which she interviewed key players in the Oil & Gas And Tech Sector. She has worked on other projects which include humanitarian activities and movies will soon be made public. Follow her on social media via these handles.

Facebook : Edem Farrie  https://www.facebook.com/edemfarrie

Twitter : @edemfarrie https://twitter.com/edemfarrie

Instagram : @edemfarrie https://www.instagram.com/edemfarrie/

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Ghana Health Service Announces Vaccination Of Students In Senior High Schools Across The Country

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The Ghana Health Service (GHS) and Ghana Education Service (GES) have announced plans to vaccinated Senior High School (SHS) student as school re-opens.  This was contained in a statement jointly signed by Dr. Patrick Kuma-Aboagye Director-General, Ghana Health Service and Prof. Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa Director-General, Ghana Education Service.

The statement reads:

Ghana has been experiencing periodic outbreaks of COVID-19 in Senior High Schools. Fortunately, the Ghana Health Service received approval from the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) to expand persons eligible for vaccination to include 15-year-olds and above who are mostly in Senior High Schools. This vaccination comes to compliment the already existing COVID-19 preventive protocols such as wearing of face mask, washing of hands with soap under running water and the use of hand sanitizers.

The Ghana Health Service (GHS) working in collaboration with the Ghana Education Service (GES), commenced the vaccination of students who fall within the eligibility criteria, but the exercise had to be suspended during the vacation period. The students were however encouraged to get the vaccination in the communities where theylive.

The GHS in collaboration with GES has restarted the vaccination exercise in all schools.

In this vein, vaccination teams have been dispatched to schools to vaccinate students who have not yet been vaccinated. Students who have already been vaccinated are required to bring their vaccination cards to school for inspection.

The Ghana Health Service and the Ghana Education Service is by this release requesting the cooperation of parents and all stakeholders to make this exercise a success.

We count on the continuous support of parents and guardians in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic in our schools and communities.

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It Pays to Wear Your Seat Belt

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Victims of car accidents may sometimes contribute to their own injuries. Florida’s comparative fault statute is stated in Fla. Stat. 761.81, which provides that a driver’s contributory negligence reduces the amount of compensation received. In Florida, if you were not wearing a seat belt at the time of a car accident, the other driver may claim that not wearing your seat belt contributed to your injuries. This blog post explains the seat belt defense, which is allowed in only fifteen states.

 

Here is the situation

 

Imagine being in a serious car accident. Let’s say the other driver is clearly to blame. Perhaps the driver ran a red light or was speeding. You were driving perfectly fine, however, you did not have your seat belt on.

 

In this scenario, even if the other driver is fully at fault, his or her attorney may argue that you should carry some of the blame because you were not wearing your seat belt. The reasoning is that had you been wearing your seat belt, the injuries you sustained would be significantly less severe. This is an example of the seat belt defense.

 

The History

 

In 1992, Harold Ridley was driving his pickup truck when he and his daughter Tabitha, who was a passenger in the truck, were engaged in an intersection collision with a service truck driven by an employee of Safety Kleen Corporation.

 

Mr. Ridley filed a lawsuit against the Safety Kleen Corporation and Calhoun County. Mr. Ridley alleged that the driver of the Safety Kleen truck went directly through an intersection despite the word “STOP” written on the pavement. Mr. Ridley’s failure to use his seat belt was raised by the lawyer for Safety Kleen Corporation as an affirmative defense.

 

The case ultimately reached the Florida Supreme Court. The court held that failing to wear a seat belt can be used as an affirmative defense of comparative negligence. Fla. Stat. 316.614 now also contains this rule. The court explained that if a jury considers that a reasonably cautious individual would have put on their seat belt in the same circumstances, it can be considered proof of negligence, which may reduce the amount of damages you are able to recover. As a result, in Florida, a defendant is likely to raise the seat belt defense.

 

In 2000, a Florida court determined that a defendant must prove three elements to prevail on the seat belt defense. First, the defendant must prove that the driver failed to wear its available and functional seat belt. Second, the defendant must prove that the driver was unreasonable under the circumstances by not wearing its seat belt. Third, the defendant must prove that the driver’s failure to wear the seat belt caused or substantially contributed to the driver’s injuries.

 

How can someone prove a driver was not wearing a seat belt?

 

There are a few ways to prove in court that a driver was not wearing a seat belt. First, the testimony of a lay witness can be used to prove whether a seat belt was worn. For example, if someone spoke to the driver shortly after the accident and the driver admitted to not wearing a seat belt, this admission can be used in court for proof. Also, a vehicle technician who specializes in seat belts may be able to provide evidence showing whether a seat belt was worn in a crash. Lastly, oftentimes a doctor, after examining the injuries sustained in the crash, will be able to provide an expert opinion as to whether the driver was wearing a seat belt.

 

Would I have to pay for an expert to testify?

 

Yes, but only if you win. A car accident attorney is likely to handle case costs as they arise, deducting them from your part of a potential settlement or court award. It is uncommon for a personal injury attorney to bill a client for costs as they accrue. In a personal injury case, costs and expenses may very well include expert witnesses. They also can include medical records, police reports, investigators, postage and filing fees, depositions, transcripts, and trial exhibits.

 

This method of billing is called a contingency fee. You only pay your lawyer on the contingency that you win the case. Most car accident lawyers will handle case costs on a contingency.

 

Conclusion

 

Florida has a comparative fault statute. Regarding seat belts, Florida’s laws state that if you fail to wear an available, operable seatbelt, and the injuries you sustained could have been lessened had you worn that seatbelt, then you can have your reward for damages reduced. With that said, depending on the facts of your case, the seat belt defense can be complex. Make sure to hire an injury lawyer who specializes in car accidents that will assist you and adequately protect your rights. And remember to always wear your seat belt!

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Scott Leaser, Esq. is a car accident attorney serving Greenacres, Florida, and its surrounding areas. If you recently were injured in a car accident in Florida, call (561) 559-5048 for a free consultation.

 

 

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Tourism Ministry to invest $20m to improve tourism, arts

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The Minister for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Dr Mohammed Awal has disclosed that the industry will invest over $20 million to improve tourism and arts attractions. (more…)

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When Can Escort Service Be Classified as Legal

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The idea of escorts often leads people to think about the assortment of benefits that such professionals can receive. They’re also known for greater comfort and less challenge in communication and interactions with their clients.

 

The growing popularity of escorts Paris has prompted a lot of men and women to pay attention to the services they provide, which are merely intended to enrich one’s life, which includes the elimination of stress and anxiety.

 

This is what makes these services especially popular among men and women who are constantly being burdened by unwanted stress at their jobs or other problems in their day-to-day life.

 

In some countries, hiring an escort is entirely legal if it comes with no strings attached. Legal escort services adhere to stringent requirements.

 

What is an Escort Service

Escort service is a professional service that provides a client (escort client) with an escort (escort). Escorts are usually female, but there are also many male escorts. The escort would accompany the client to more places, such as social events and business functions.

 

The primary role of an escort is to accompany clients to social functions. An experienced escort knows how to behave appropriately at any event they attend with a client. The escort will also advise on how the client should present themselves at the function to fit in well with other guests attending the same party.

 

An escort also acts as an attendee to add to the glamour of a social event or function. This can be done by socializing with other guests and working as arm candy for clients. Escorts might also serve as hostesses at business events and parties.

 

How is a Legal Escort Service Defined

Legal escort service is a tricky subject to talk about. Laws, especially in America, change every day and all over the country.

 

Many people who run escorts services do so because they want to help people, not because they want to make money. Many states, such as California and Nevada, are legal for an escort to provide other services, such as companionship or massages.

 

If you are considering starting your escort service and there is any doubt that it might not be legal in your area, you should check with a lawyer before taking any action. The last thing you want to do is get yourself in trouble with the law when you could have just called a lawyer for free.

  

When Does Escort Service Become Legal

How to determine whether escort service is legal? The answer is quite simple. Once you have the correct information, the problem becomes easy to solve. Escort service can be classified as legal if it meets the following requirements.

 

The first condition is that your business must have a license to operate legally in the city or state where it is located. As long as you hold a valid permit, your business can continue operating regardless of how many people are employed by it or how much money you make from it.

 

The second condition is that only adults should work for an escort service. If you employ minors (people under 18), your business can be closed down and subject to fines and penalties. The only exception to this rule is if the minor has a working permit issued by the city or state. This can be obtained by minors willing to work on movie sets, commercials, music videos, and similar projects.

 

The third condition is that the people who work for your escort service must be willing to consent for their photos and information about them being made public. If someone does not agree with this, they will not be able to work for you legally.

 

When Does Escort Service Become Illegal

It is a known fact that escorting and prostitution are very similar. However, the two are not the same. Prostitution involves sex for money, while escorting does not necessarily involve sex.

 

Escort services entail the company of an independent woman to attend events, parties, etc., to provide companionship to men who are bored or lonely. Thus, it can be concluded that if a person charges for their companionship only, then their service is legal.

 

Countries Considered as Sex Destinations in the World

Many people view sexual encounters while traveling to enhance their travel experience. The sex industry is worth billions, and millions of illegal and legal sex workers are scattered across the globe.

 

These are the top sex destinations in the world.

 

Germany. Germany is a large and well-organized country with prostitution, including street and street prostitutes. It is fully legal. Since 1200 AD, the government has had a long history with sexual tourism and organized prostitution. It is interesting that people willfully join the flesh trade in Germany. There are also advertisements and job opportunities through human resources companies.

 

The Dominican Republic. Tourists visiting the Dominican Republic can expect to see legal brothels and marriage parlors, as well as prostitutes freely roaming the streets of Santo Domingo or Puerto Plata. The Dominican Republic is fourth in the world for exporting large sex workers.

 

Spain. Popular sex destinations include Madrid, Ibiza, and Barcelona. These cities are well-known for their vibrant club scene and bars.

 

Malaysia. Although prostitution in Malaysia is illegal, it is still widespread and readily available. Penang, Kuala Lumpur, and Ipoh are some of the most popular places where prostitution is common. The majority of sex workers are from China and other neighboring countries.

 

Kenya. It is also one of Africa’s most accessible countries. However, it has an enormous sex tourism industry on the continent. Despite the high prevalence of HIV and STDs, the country doesn’t discourage the practice. It is not surprising that Kenya is a popular choice for older white women looking to “buy” some time with a man. Tourists willing to pay high prices for sex in hidden locations lure children into prostitution.

 

The Netherlands. It is often considered one of the most popular destinations for sex globally. Prostitution is legalized and regulated. Amsterdam’s De Wallen is the most well-known red-light area in the city and is a popular destination for international sex tourism.

 

The Philippines. There are a large domestic sex industry with approximately 800,000 people, both men, and women, working in this trade. The country’s reputation as a sex destination is believed to have been created by the popularity of ‘girlie bars’ during World War II.

 

Brazil. Brazil is another country where prostitution can be legalized. However, Brazil prohibits the operation of brothels or the hiring of sex workers in other ways. There are still dozens of brothels in cities where prostitutes can engage in sexual activities.

 

Colombia. Colombian women are considered some of the most beautiful in the world. This is perhaps one reason why sex tourism has flourished in Colombia. Although sex trading is legal in Colombia, the government has reduced illegal activities, such as child prostitution.

 

Thailand. According to some reports, the industry was established in Vietnam during the Vietnam war. It is now a legal profession in the country, with more than three million sex workers making a living.

 

The legality of escort service depends on the circumstances. Some countries regulate the activity directly, while others penalize it indirectly by punishing related activities. It is up to you to determine if an escort service is legal where you live, but it is safer to rely on legal escort agencies than dangerous ones.

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