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first_imgBut many come through other European countries and anti-slavery charities have said there is a lack of cooperation between different authorities to tackle the trend.Ankie Broekers-Knol, Dutch minister for justice and security, said in a letter to parliament it was difficult for the Netherlands to achieve anything single-handedly.”International cooperation is crucial in order to actually tackle this problem,” she said.But Shamir Ceuleers, spokesman for CKM, the Dutch Centre against human trafficking, said there was not enough urgency in the government’s attitude to the problem.”These are minors we are talking about,” he told the Thomson Reuters Foundation.”If Dutch children went missing we would also act. We want to see public prosecution and police becoming stricter on this issue, additional rules at the asylum centers, and the launch of a Europe-wide investigation.” “This confirms assumptions that a large number of these children end up in the hands of human traffickers,” said Herman Bolhaar, the government’s independent advisor on trafficking, in a statement on Wednesday.He said it was “incomprehensible” that authorities had still not put regulations in place to combat this.The Netherlands has between 5,000 and 7,500 victims of human trafficking a year, according to government figures. About one in five are victims of cross-border sex trafficking and 20 percent of those are minors.Vietnam is consistently one of the top source countries for modern slaves in Britain – at least 3,187 suspected Vietnamese victims have been identified since 2009, official data shows. Almost all the Vietnamese children who arrived in Dutch asylum centers in recent years disappeared and were probably trafficked, the Dutch government advisor on human trafficking has said.Eighty unaccompanied minors from Vietnam went missing from government asylum centers in the Netherlands between 2015 and 2019, according to an investigation by the Dutch National Referral Site for Human Trafficking released this week.That represents 97% of the total arrivals from Vietnam. Most are thought to have travelled on to Britain, where a study last year found that Vietnamese children were being made to work in nail salons, cannabis cultivation or prostitution.center_img Topics :last_img read more

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first_img Hernandez’s late return for pre-season training after appearing in the Confederations Cup for Mexico means he has been one of the players who has struggled to make an impact during David Moyes’ first couple of months as United manager. So far he has managed just two starts, plus three more substitute appearances amounting to a grand total of 34 minutes. Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez is determined to prove himself worthy of a regular spot with the Old Trafford outfit. Hernandez has still made a positive impact, scoring the only goal in last month’s Capital One Cup win over Liverpool at Old Trafford. But he wants more, even if he acknowledges the competition is pretty stiff. “I am going on four years here at Manchester United and, like I have always said, I am happy to be able to play for one of the best clubs in the world,” he told Mexican TV station Deportes Telemundo. “I am happy, doing my best every single day to earn more minutes on the pitch. “All of us want to be able to contribute our part so this team can win championships.” Yet, with Wayne Rooney remaining at Old Trafford, it is hard to see how Hernandez can make the permanent breakthrough he has been craving since arriving at United from Mexican outfit Chivas in 2010. And that may eventually force the 25-year-old to look elsewhere in a bid to further his career. “I strive for that, I am working towards that; earning a spot as a starter,” said Hernandez, who over the coming days will attempt to revive Mexico’s fortunes and prevent them from missing their first World Cup since 1990. Press Association “I know my performance on the pitch will allow me to achieve that goal some day either here [in Manchester] or elsewhere for any other club. “I just need to be given more opportunities to showcase what I can do.” It is a tricky situation though as Hernandez clearly relishes the battle for a first-team spot with such stellar team-mates. “What better way to compete anywhere in the world than to compete with them (Rooney and Robin van Persie)?” he said. “The competition inside the team has always been really healthy. That helps a lot. Everyone wants to earn a starting spot.” And after such a difficult start to the season, that competition is exactly what United need to push themselves back up the table. “The training and matches coming up will force us to step up and help the team grow both at an individual and collective level,” he added. last_img read more

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first_imgWith the conversion of Staples Center from hockey rink to basketball court, the Clippers didn’t get a chance to have a true shootaround before Saturday’s game against Utah.Coach Doc Rivers seemed to prefer it that way, sensing that his players are still not fully recovered from the recent stretch of nine games in nine different cities.“We’re going through a heck of a point in the schedule and I’ve been around long enough to know when you practice tired, you don’t learn anything from that, you don’t get better from that,” said Rivers, who gave his team Friday off. “I’ve said it for years, if I have a choice between the head and the legs, I’m taking the legs. I need legs. You’re not going to win without those in the games.”The Clippers have already played 12 of their 17 back-to-back games on their schedule. When Rivers looked at the slate before the season and saw their current stretch of games, he didn’t figure they would truly be able to recuperate until after Wednesday’s home game against Miami. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error “I don’t think you recover quickly from that,” Rivers said of the schedule. “In the second half (of the season), we have a more favorable schedule, more practice time, I think we’ll be able to improve as a team. “I don’t know if we’ll win more or less, but I know we’ll have a chance to be a better basketball team in the second half of the year.”The Clippers did get a film session and a walk-through in the locker room before the game. They marked the floor with tape and went through the game plan.“You still go over the same plays, just no rim involved,” Rivers said. “Sometimes that helps.”Record watchcenter_img Today in Milwaukee, an NCAA record held for eight years by Clippers guard J.J. Redick could fall.Senior Travis Bader of Oakland University in Rochester, Mich., needs only three 3-pointers to surpass the record of 457 Redick set while at Duke.Redick and the Clippers have already sent along a congratulatory video they made for Bader, and Redick plans on calling the 6-foot-5 senior after he surpasses the record.“I just found an article the other day about him, so I learned a little bit about him, a skinny little kid coming into college and he works his butt off, that he’s a good representation of his school,” Redick said. “I heard something this summer, someone said something about it to me, so I knew it was going to be broken this year.”Redick, who recalled the mental and emotional strain his own chase for the record put on him, has resisted reaching out to Bader so far.“I thought about texting him the other day, telling him to stop being such a head case,” Redick said, smiling. “I’ll just wait ‘til he breaks it.”last_img read more

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