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Human trafficking
For the television show, see Human Trafficking (miniseries). For other uses, see Human trafficking (disambiguation).
See also: Slavery
Human trafficking is the trade of humans, most commonly for the purpose of forced labour, sexual slavery, or commercial sexual exploitation for the trafficker or others.[1][2] This may encompass providing a spouse in the context of forced marriage,[3][4][5] or the extraction of organs or tissues,[6][7] including for surrogacy and ova removal.[8] Human trafficking can occur within a country or trans-nationally. Human trafficking is a crime against the person because of the violation of the victim’s rights of movement through coercion and because of their commercial exploitation. Human trafficking is the trade in people, especially women and children, and does not necessarily involve the movement of the person from one place to another.
According to the International Labour Organization (ILO), forced labor alone (one component of human trafficking) generates an estimated $150 billion in profits per annum as of 2014.[9] In 2012, the I.L.O. estimated that 21 million victims are trapped in modern-day slavery. Of these, 14.2 million (68%) were exploited for labor, 4.5 million (22%) were sexually exploited, and 2.2 million (10%) were exploited in state-imposed forced labor.[10]
Human trafficking is thought to be one of the fastest-growing activities of trans-national criminal organizations.[11]
Human trafficking is condemned as a violation of human rights by international conventions. In addition, human trafficking is subject to a directive in the European Union.[12]

 

 

Child abuse
“Child Maltreatment” redirects here. For the journal, see Child Maltreatment (journal).
Child abuse or child maltreatment is physical, sexual, or psychological maltreatment or neglect of a child or children, especially by a parent or other caregiver. Child abuse may include any act or failure to act by a parent or other caregiver that results in actual or potential harm to a child, and can occur in a child’s home, or in the organizations, schools or communities the child interacts with.
The terms child abuse and child maltreatment are often used interchangeably, although some researchers make a distinction between them, treating child maltreatment as an umbrella term to cover neglect, exploitation, and trafficking.
Different jurisdictions have developed their own definitions of what constitutes child abuse for the purposes of removing children from their families or prosecuting a criminal charge.

 

 

Skiptrace
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For the 2016 film, see Skiptrace (film).
Skiptracing (also skip tracing, or debtor and fugitive recovery[1]) is the process of locating a person’s whereabouts for any number of purposes. A skiptracer is someone who performs this task, which may be the person’s primary occupation. The term “skip” (as a noun) refers to the person being searched for, and is derived from the idiomatic expression “to skip town”, meaning to depart (perhaps in a rush), leaving minimal clues behind to “trace” the “skip” to a new location.
Skip tracing tactics may be employed by a debt collector, process server, bail bondsman or bail agency enforcer (bounty hunters), repossession agent, private investigator, lawyer, police detective, journalist, stalker or by any person attempting to locate a subject whose contact information is not immediately known. Similar techniques have also been utilized by investigators to locate witnesses in criminal trials.[citation needed]

 

 

Objective: to accept rag dolls made by the community and sell them on this blog website for a 50% profit. Let’s say the price is $20 then I’ll keep $10 and give you $10 for your pocket.

Overall vision: to promote the inclusion of a family planning course into the Durham Region high school curriculum as a method of stability for the community.

A blog about the post apocalyptic world of professional skip tracing and the Lost City Of Gog.
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A blog about the post apocalyptic world of professional skip tracing and the Lost City Of Gog.

Objective: to accept rag dolls made by the community and sell them on this blog website for a 50% profit. Let’s say the price is $20 then I’ll keep $10 and give you $10 for your pocket.

Overall vision: to promote the inclusion of a family planning course into the Durham Region high school curriculum as a method of stability for the community.

 

Ms. Sarah E. Izmeth, Library Technician, The University of Western October 18, 2017 BA

 

In the name of Yahweh in the year of Christ 2017.

My Profile:

I was born for a couple from Sri Lanka who worked hard for a living and we immigrated to Canada by way of Montreal, Quebec in 1984. After that they had two other girl children. My fiancé and I met at his house when I wandered over there for tea in 2009. Later my ancestors joined online and this blog is for them. They are two strong houses dedicated to religious studies.

Statement by Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness on World Day Against Trafficking in Persons
July 30, 2017 – Ottawa, Ontario – Global Affairs Canada
The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and the Honourable Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, today issued the following statement:
“On World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, Canada joins the international community to denounce the heinous crime of human trafficking.”
“The International Labour Organization estimates that close to 21 million people in the world, mostly women and girls, have been the victims of traffickers who treat human beings as mere commodities to exploit for financial gain.”
“In Canada, most victims are also women and girls. Vulnerable groups at risk include Indigenous women, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) youth, migrants, runaways and at-risk youth. They are often lured away by false promises of a better life and end up thrust into a nightmare of sexual exploitation, forced labour, domestic servitude and abuse.”
“The Government of Canada works with provinces and territories, Indigenous communities, law enforcement, community organizations and international partners to combat human trafficking and raise awareness. We contribute to a multitude of international efforts to stop the scourge of human trafficking and help survivors and we will further support such work through our feminist international assistance policy.”
“Human trafficking is an abhorrent attack on human dignity and basic human rights. The Government of Canada is committed to bringing those who commit this crime to justice and to helping survivors go on to lead healthy and productive lives.”
Contacts
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Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of Foreign Affairs
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Global Affairs Canada
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Skiptrace
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For the 2016 film, see Skiptrace (film).
Skiptracing (also skip tracing, or debtor and fugitive recovery[1]) is the process of locating a person’s whereabouts for any number of purposes. A skiptracer is someone who performs this task, which may be the person’s primary occupation. The term “skip” (as a noun) refers to the person being searched for, and is derived from the idiomatic expression “to skip town”, meaning to depart (perhaps in a rush), leaving minimal clues behind to “trace” the “skip” to a new location.
Skip tracing tactics may be employed by a debt collector, process server, bail bondsman or bail agency enforcer (bounty hunters), repossession agent, private investigator, lawyer, police detective, journalist, stalker or by any person attempting to locate a subject whose contact information is not immediately known. Similar techniques have also been utilized by investigators to locate witnesses in criminal trials.[citation needed]

 

 

Rag doll
This article is about the rag doll that is a children’s toy. For other uses, see Rag doll (disambiguation).

Handmade rag dolls

“Maria” rag dolls are associated with the Otomi people of Querétaro, Mexico.

MGA Entertainment’s Lalaloopsy brand
A rag doll is a children’s toy. It is a cloth figure, a doll traditionally home-made from (and stuffed with) spare scraps of material. They are one of the longest-standing children’s toys in existence; the British Museum has a Roman rag doll, found in a child’s grave dating from the 1st-5th century AD.[1] Amish dolls are a type of traditional American rag dolls which originated as children’s toys among the Old Order Amish people. The best-known type have no facial features. Today, many rag dolls are commercially produced to simulate the features of the original home-made dolls, such as simple features, soft cloth bodies, and patchwork clothing.
Rag dolls have featured in a number of children’s stories, like the 19th century character Golliwogg, Raggedy Ann in the 1918 book by Johnny Gruelle and the British children’s television series Bagpuss Ragdolly Anna and the popular “Raggybaggy”. The character of Sally from the Tim Burton film The Nightmare Before Christmas is also a rag doll.

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Interpol
This article is about the police organization. For the band, see Interpol (band). For other uses, see Interpol (disambiguation).
The International Police Organization, more commonly known as INTERPOL, is an international organization facilitating international police cooperation. It was established as the International Criminal Police Commission (ICPC) in 1923; it chose INTERPOL as its telegraphic address in 1946, and made it its common name in 1956.[4]
International Police Organization – INTERPOL
Common name Interpol
Abbreviation ICPO

Logo of the International Police Organization – INTERPOL
Motto Connecting police for a safer world
Agency overview
Formed September 7, 1923; 94 years ago
Employees 756 (2013)[1]
Annual budget €78 million (2013)
€113 million (2017)
Legal personality Governmental: Government agency
Jurisdictional structure
International agency
Countries 192 member countries

Map of International Police Organization – INTERPOL’s jurisdiction.
Governing body Interpol General Assembly
Constituting instrument ICPO-INTERPOL Constitution and General Regulations[2][3]
General nature ▪ Law enforcement
▪ Civilian agency
Operational structure
Headquarters Lyon, France
Agency executives ▪ Meng Hongwei, President
▪ Jürgen Stock, Secretary General
Facilities
National Central Bureaus 192
Website
interpol.int
Footnotes
Languages (4)
English
Arabic
French
Spanish

Interpol headquarters in Lyon.
Interpol has an annual budget of around €113 million, most of which is provided through annual contributions by its membership of police forces in 192 countries (as of 2017). In 2013, the Interpol General Secretariat employed a staff of 756, representing 100 member countries.[1] Its current Secretary-General is Jürgen Stock, the former deputy head of Germany’s Federal Criminal Police Office. He replaced Ronald Noble, a former United States Under Secretary of the Treasury for Enforcement, who stepped down in November 2014 after serving 14 years.[5] Interpol’s current President is Meng Hongwei, Deputy Minister of Public Security of China.
To keep Interpol as politically neutral as possible, its charter forbids it, at least in theory, from undertaking interventions or activities of a political, military, religious, or racial nature or involving itself in disputes over such matters.[6] Its work focuses primarily on public safety and battling transnational crimes against humanity, child pornography, cybercrime, drug trafficking, environmental crime, genocide, human trafficking, illicit drug production[7], piracy, illicit traffic in works of art, intellectual property crime, money laundering, organized crime, corruption, terrorism, war crimes, weapons smuggling, and white-collar crime.

 

 

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Sarah Izmeth – resume for Ph.D crime archivist

For other uses, see Doctor (disambiguation).
Academic doctors gather before the commencement exercises at Brigham Young University (April 2008).


The cover of the thesis presented by Claude Bernard to obtain his Doctor of Medicine degree (1843).
A doctorate (from Latin docere, “to teach”) or doctor’s degree (from Latin doctor, “teacher”) or doctoral degree (from the ancient formalism licentia docendi) is an academic degree awarded by universities that is, in most countries, a research degree that qualifies the holder to teach at the university level in the degree’s field, or to work in a specific profession. There are a variety of doctoral degrees, with the most common being the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), which is awarded in many different fields, ranging from the humanities to the scientific disciplines. There are also some doctorates in the US, such as the Juris Doctor (JD), Doctor of Medicine (MD), Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD), Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS), Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO), Doctor of Chiropractic (DC), Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.), and Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) which are generally regarded internationally as professional degrees rather than doctorates, as they are not research degrees and no defense of any dissertation or thesis is performed. Many universities also award honorary doctorates to individuals who have been deemed worthy of special recognition, either for scholarly work or for other contributions to the university or to society.

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My idea is to create a project on my WordPress blog to talk about human trafficking in words of inspiration.
I was thinking about researching some of Durham Region’s most quiet stories about people who come in contact with crime. There are fascinating stories that I come across everyday that I’d like to share with the World.
For example: the underground maze of tunnels built by former Canadian Intelligence Service agents leading or connected to Casa Loma.
This General was was found in a hole nearby the football stadium by York University holding a torn teddy bear and a doll. Rescuers say there were a few more items inside the hole including a spoon.
You know, sometimes professionals go to war and they spend years preoccupied with a strange occurrence that shows up mentally years later.
I’ll find the story and post it online for you as a case study. I truly enjoy blogging about Canadian history, it’s people and our rare treasures.

Remember it’s about Queen Noor and the baby elephant?

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Global heroin flows from Asian points of origins


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This article is about why drug dealers pick certain profiles to mule heroin. There’s a certain vibe or frequency that can be stimulated by heroin which is similar to appearing in luxury labels or watching a terror attack.

Many people whom traffick victims are used to drugging them by injecting the drug via syringe into their blood stream and sometimes doing the drug themselves.

Many people whom deal with this criminal profile use HAZMAT strategies to keep clean and sterile. Being an addict is very different from being a human trafficking advocate because of the intent of the projection.

If you have been mistakenly drugged ensure to dispose of the needles in a safety point similar to a police station.

Sometimes if people like this vibe they tend to pay for fashion by selling heroin.

 

A Survey:

About Drugs from CAMH Centre for Addiction
and Mental Health : https://www.porticonetwork.ca/web/dpdp/students/about-drugs

1. How is this drug consumed?

2. What category of drug is this?

3. What parts of the body does this drug effect?

4. How could this drug affect one’s behaviour and long-term health?

5. What are the short-term risks associated with taking this drug?

6. What factors could change the way this drug interacts with the body?

7. What is the addiction risk of the drug you are researching (Low, moderate, high)

Film: Black Swan (2010) – IMDb

 A few facts on ecstasy and human trafficking:

  1. drugs are divided into three categories crack, meta amphetamines and barbiturates.
  2. drugs are called narcotics because they are substitutes for prescriptions like morphine, adrenaline or dope pain killers.
  3. drugs are sold on the street market because children are attracted to the colours or the glamour associated with sports, academics and fine arts communities.

Film: The Devil’s Double (2011) – IMDb

afrappacino.com   Human Trafficking is a global concern to the local community because:

  1. Your drug dealer submits his money to a bigger “bad guy” at the end of the day.
  2. Your drug dealer usually has ties to an affiliate gang whom has control over your person if you don’t pay him for drugs or protection.
  3. Your drug dealer may be more aware of international trade relations than you or your friends.

Many human trafficking victims are drugged before they are sold into sexual slavery or their bodies decomposed to reap organ transplants.

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Kahwa Lebnanieh: Lebanese coffee

You can buy packages of vacuum-packed Lebanese coffee in Middle Eastern stores. It is available with or without cardamom added – it looks like a mini saucepan with a long handle. If you haven’t got one, use a small saucepan instead. This coffee should be served without milk, like an espresso.

Serves 2

2 heaped teaspoons ground coffee

a few cardamom seeds, ground (if not already added to the coffee)

sugar to taste (optional)

Put all the ingredients in a rakweh or small saucepan with scant 1/2 cup of water. Place over a medium heat and stir as you bring the mixture to the boil. Simmer, stirring all the time for 5 minutes.

Pour into two cups and serve. The coffee grounds will sink to the bottom of the cups.

Kahwa Arabieh

This coffee is made of the same mixture as the above recipe but there should be no sugar and more cardamom – the whole cardamom pod is used. The coffee is brewed in a large saucepan over a charcoal fire for three days, until the coffee grounds disappear. This makes it very intense and strong.

Kahwa Arabieh is presented on special occasions such as wedding parties and funerals. When it is ready it is poured into decorative coffeepots, which are then offered round with a tray of small cups for the guests. You take a cup of coffee and drink it and you are then offered a second. If you want one you hold your cup out, but if you don’t want any more you should shake your cup.

People also go out and sell coffee in the streets from the coffee pots like you see in the picture. Charcoal is put in the top of the pot, which burns to keep the coffee hot.

A pic of Lebanon famous for its coffee:

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Wikipedia: Lebanon, officially known as the Lebanese Republic, is a sovereign state in Western Asia.

NEWSMIDDLE EAST 18 AUGUST 2016: Of war and coffee in Lebanon 

Ten years after the 2006 Israel-Lebanon war, coffee vendors reflect on how decades of turmoil have affected their lives.

Beirut – A bored soldier, with his machinegun hanging from his shoulder, feeds bread to fat pigeons in Nejmeh Square in downtown Beirut, the Lebanese capital.

Not far from here, the Chabaro and Saab families, Beirut’s oldest working coffee roasters, once had a busy store – but today, few in the area can even remember their names. Beirut’s downtown has morphed into something of a ghost town, with flashy, high-priced shops and posh restaurants that often sit empty.

“But downtown was not always like this,” said Rajab Chabaro. From 1922 to 1975, his father and grandfather – with whom he shares a name – ran the downtown shop, which “was always packed with customers”.

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http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/06/war-coffee-lebanon-160626074655559.html: A number of shops in Lebanon closed or were relocated to other areas during times of conflict [Changiz M Varzi/Al Jazeera]

“Lebanon is a destination country for trafficked victims. Many come from Eastern Europe, including Moldova as confirmed by the research.” – United Nations

– Lebanon: UNODC launches report on trafficking 20 October 2008

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Saint Mary Magdalene Church in Jerusalem, Israel

Mind-blowing: here are all the terror attacks in 2016

Jerusalem to New York City: Deadly 2017 vehicular terror attacks

“Killa Cam”-Cam’Ron (YouTube)

[Voice]
Killa kam
Killa kam
Killa kam
Killa killa
Killa kam

[Cam’ron]

[Verse 1]

With the goons I spy
Stay in tune with ma
She like damn
This the realest since kumbaya
Kumbyay killa kam my lord
Still the man with pants
Scrill fam oh boy
Bitches they want to neutor me
They want tutor me
The hooligan in hoolahands
Maneuvering is nothing new to me
Doggy I’m from the land of crime
Pan pan gram or dime
Not toes or mc
When I say hammertime
Beef I’m hammer mine
When I get my hands on nines
If I had on bammerline
Cordourys kam will shine
Canary burgundy
I call it lemon red
Yellow diamonds in my ear
Call em lemonheads
Lemonhead end up dead
Ice like Winnipeg
Gemstones Flintstones
You could say I’m friends with Fred
You want happy scrappy
I got pataki at me
Bitches say I’m tacky daddy
Range look like laffy taffy

[Chorus]

[Voice]
Kill kam
Killa kam
Killa kam
Killa killa
Killa kam

[Verse 2]

I’m from where Nicky barns got rich as fuck
Rich and nay hit the kitchen they were pitching up
Rob base mase doug e fresh switched it up
I do both who am I to fuck tradition up
So I parked in a tow-away zone
Chrome I don’t care
I’ll call it throwaway homes
Welcome to Harlem
Where you welcome to problems
Off a furlo fella fellas get parkings
Canabuy banks
Stand out like puty tanks
Soon as the studie sings
That when the tudy sing
Bang bang came from that movie rang
Snap crack jewelry bling
Flat jack who he bring
Clack clack cooley ring
Bad rap cuties claim
Ascap put em in the river
I’m the sushi king
And I’m keep it fresh
Let the fish eat ya flesh
Yes sir please confess
Just say he’s the best

[Chorus]

How dope is this
Teach you how to rope a chick
What you want
Coke or piff
I got it all smoke or sniff
And you know my drift
Used to figures doe and shit
You a roosted bitch
Just a roasted bitch
And I roast ya bitch
That how I usually am
Tell her and her groupie friends
Go get they coochie cleansed
We the moody Gucci Louie and pucci men
A skada Prada
The chopper it got the uzi lens
Bird’s eye view
The birds I knew
Flip birds
Birds gang
It was birds I flew
And word I flew
Or herb I grew
I would serve on stoops
Now it swerve in coupes

[Chorus]

[Chorus]

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Homeless Generation X

Homeless and Hungry of Durham Region are our age and they are sitting in the dirt like its in style. It is a love story for me. I met a man whom I used to see walking around when we were about 14 years old in Pickering. This day he was hungry and alone. His face was shallow and I dreamt he ate his dog that night out of hunger. I did not see them together again since that day. He looked exactly like Kurt Kobain. This article will be adjusted to give a clearer meaning: to be completed at a later date.

NIRVANA: Smells Like Teen Spirit is just like that guy

NIRVANA: Smells Like Teen Spirit

Load up on guns, bring your friends
It’s fun to lose and to pretend
She’s over bored and self assured
Oh no, I know a dirty word

Hello, hello, hello, how low? [x3]
Hello, hello, hello!

With the lights out, it’s less dangerous
Here we are now, entertain us
I feel stupid and contagious
Here we are now, entertain us
A mulatto
An albino
A mosquito
My libido
Yeah, hey, yay

I’m worse at what I do best
And for this gift I feel blessed
Our little group has always been
And always will until the end

Hello, hello, hello, how low? [x3]
Hello, hello, hello!

With the lights out, it’s less dangerous
Here we are now, entertain us
I feel stupid and contagious
Here we are now, entertain us
A mulatto
An albino
A mosquito
My libido
Yeah, hey, yay

And I forget just why I taste
Oh yeah, I guess it makes me smile
I found it hard, it’s hard to find
Oh well, whatever, never mind

Hello, hello, hello, how low? [x3]
Hello, hello, hello!

With the lights out, it’s less dangerous
Here we are now, entertain us
I feel stupid and contagious
Here we are now, entertain us
A mulatto
An albino
A mosquito
My libido

A denial! [x9]

Crack and HIV: a new challenge for health systems

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Russia tests legislation for laws governing anti-gay specific violence

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Homophobia

Last night a couple of pigs knocked on my door asking to see inside my apartment. I wasn’t dressed as I was completing a lower body workout and refused them entrance. They asked my boyfriend to leave and treated me like a gay with no feelings. I feel that introduce myself as a homophobic would help me assert myself as a person because I feel violated as a straight Christian female. I have a clean criminal record and feel that the powerful gay community is indiscreetly asserting pressure on the police force as an acceptance strategy. This summer I learnt about the feelings of a former friend who is a bisexual. Through my experience with the police I’ve learnt that people searched for my feelings for her and gays in general when I asked gay-irrelevant religious questions for the Reverends ear. I was publicly ostracized by the Whitby religious gay community because of the enticing opportunity to treat straight Christian women like gays who fought for equality back in the early 80s. In fact my racial barriers to employment were enforced as a routine easing by the people of Whitby under guise that I could be gay. It was a circus freak show until I discovered that this former friend was psycho over me. I hated her guts every minute of everyday because she is a powerful Christian and in my heart of hearts I felt that she had constructively pushed my buttons in order to get myself raped the good old fashioned way. I always believed gays were evolved peoples who would ask questions before prematurely frowning at my straight orientation. As a newcomer and citizen of Whitby I thought I would be encouraged to learn about my surroundings like I had allowed young gays when I was a young and popular high school student. I guess gays as a community are highly emotional and assumed that I would eventually accept a shaken female who was suicidal over my rejection. Fortunately I asserted my straight sexual values in their faces and over their dead bodies again and again because when love comes along I recognized it and being vindictive is no way to welcome acceptance into your life as a gay person reading this post.

*my apologizes as I was very emotional when I wrote this post and it will be modified in the future.*

STOLLEN RECIPE:

The sweet, yeasty German Christmas bread is usually baked several weeks before Christmas to allow the flavour of the spices to mature. When cooked, it is liberally brushed with butter for a delicious crust.

Preparation time 1 hour + proving (about 4 hours) + overnight marinating

Total cooking time 50 minutes

Makes 2 stollen (each cuts into 16 slices)

  1. 1 teaspoon ground mixed spice
  2. 155 g (5 oz) glace cherries quartered
  3. 60 g (2 oz) flaked almonds
  4. 2 tablespoons rum
  5. grated rind of 2 small lemons
  6. 155 g (5 oz) raisins
  7. 90 ml (3 fl oz) milk
  8. 30 g (1 oz) fresh yeast or 1 tablespoon dried yeast
  9. 375 g (12 oz) plain flour
  10. 55 g (1 3/4 oz) sugar
  11. 185 g (6 oz) butter cubed and chilled
  12. 1 egg beaten
  13. beaten egg and egg yolk for glazing
  14. 30 g (1 oz) butter melted
  15. icing sugar to dust

Mix the ground mixed spice, mixed peel, cherries, almonds, rum, lemon rind and raisins together. Cover and marinate overnight.

Put the milk in a small pan and heat until tepid. Pour into a bowl and dissolve the yeast in it. Sieve 125 g (4 oz) of the flour and 1 1/2 teaspoons of the sugar into a large mixing bowl and make a well in the centre. Add the yeast mixture to the well and mix to a smooth paste, then cover with plastic wrap and allow to prove at room temperature until doubled in size (the proving time will depend on the temperature of your kitchen).

Add the butter to the remaining flour and rub in using a lights, flicking action of thumbs across fingertips until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs, then stir in the remaining sugar and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Pour in the beaten egg and mix well.

Add the proved yeast mixture to the dough and mix until smooth, then stir in the marinated ingredients. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured work surface and knead for about 5 minutes, or until smooth and elastic (see Chef’s techniques, page 62)

Place the dough in a large out onto a lightly floured work surface, divide in half and knead gently for 2-3 minutes until smooth. Shape the two pieces of dough into 22 x 25 cm (9 x 10 inch) rectangles, then toll into cylinders. Butter two large baking trays and lift the stolen onto the trays, seams-side-down. Cover with a damp tea towel and allow to rise again until nearly doubled in size. Towards the end of this time, preheat the oven to moderate 180C (350F/Gas 4).

Lightly brush the proven stollen with the beaten egg and egg yolk and bake for 35-45 minutes, or until well risen and golden. Remove from the oven and, while the stollen is still warm, brush with the melted butter and dust liberally with the icing sugar. Remove from the trays and cool on a wire rack.

Chef’s tips: For a marzipan-filled stollen, roll two 125 g (4 oz) pieces of marzipan into cylinders and roll the stollen dough around them. This recipe makes two stollen, which is perfect if you are baking for a large Christmas gathering. Otherwise, wrap one in plastic wrap, then aluminum foil, and freeze for up to 3 months. A stollen makes a lovely Christmas gift, wrapped in cellophane and tied with ribbon.

The forgotten history of Slavic slavery http://meltingpotinternational.com/feature3.html

Although the history of slavery spans nearly every culture, nationality and religion, from ancient times to the present day, most uninformed people consider slavery to be an African phenomenon. But it was the Slavic nations of Europe that provided the vast majority of slaves through history. The Slavs are an ethnic group living in Central, Eastern, Southeast Europe, who speak the Slavic languages, and share, to varying degrees, certain cultural traits and historical backgrounds.

From the early 6th century they spread to inhabit most of Central, Eastern and Southeast Europe; while it was also known that the East Slavs colonized Siberia. And now, over half of Europe’s territory is inhabited by Slavic-speaking communities. Slavery was a legally recognized system in which people were legally considered the property or chattel of another. A slave had few rights and could be bought or sold and made to work for the owner without any choice or pay.

Records of slavery in Ancient Greece go as far back as Mycenaean Greece. The origins of those slaves were Slavic, and it appears that slavery became an important part of the Greek economy and society after the establishment of cities. Slavery was common practice and an integral component of ancient Greece, as it was in other societies of the time. It is estimated that in Athens, the majority of citizens owned at least one slave. Most ancient writers considered slavery not only natural but necessary.

The Romans inherited the institution of slavery from the Greeks and the Phoenicians. And as the Roman Republic expanded outward, it enslaved entire populations, thus ensuring an ample supply of labourers to work in Rome’s farms and households. But although many ethnic groups were enslaved, the Slavs would become the largest supplier of Rome’s slaves. In fact, it is their predilection for being taken as slaves that gave the people of that part of Europe the name of Slavs (slaves).

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Slavic prostitutes in a Western European brothel.

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