But 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. Topics :
Follow Yasmeen on Twitter @YasmeenSerhan Ranked No. 23, USC and crosstown rival UCLA tied on the 2014 U.S. News and World Report National University Rankings released Monday night, according to the Los Angeles Times. Both schools increased one spot higher from last year, sharing the ranking with Carnegie Mellon, the University of Virginia and Wake Forest University. Last year, both Los Angeles schools shared the No. 24 ranking with the University of Virginia.Rankings are determined using multiple criteria, including acceptance rates, graduation rates, faculty and freshmen retention. However, U.S. News and World Report said their methodology for determining this year’s rankings has changed, putting less emphasis on freshmen academics and adding more emphasis to factors such as graduation rate performance and incoming freshmen SAT and ACT exam scores.Overall, the magazine said these changes have had a minimal effect on the top 50 rankings.
Related Stories No. 4 Syracuse beats No. 18 Massachusetts 4-0 Published on September 6, 2015 at 5:28 pm Contact Liam: [email protected] Jess Jecko spent the majority of the last five minutes of Sunday’s game with her arms crossed, watching her teammates on the other half of the field. The senior goalkeeper remained far removed from the action in the waning moments of the contest, much as she had been all game long.Massachusetts only totaled five shots and Jecko was only required to make one save in what was a relatively easy game for the anchor of SU’s defense. Her teammates controlled possession throughout and kept the ball in the offensive zone.“To only see (five) shots against a tough opponent like UMass is just a total team effort defensively,” Jecko said. “It starts with everyone — the forwards, midfielders, and backs.”No. 4 Syracuse (4-0) shutout No. 18 UMass (2-2), 4-0, Sunday afternoon at J.S. Coyne Stadium to remain undefeated before starting Atlantic Coast Conference play next week. SU applied pressure through relatively constant offense and jumped passing lanes in the midfield. The Massachusetts attack was neutralized and never had an opportunity to put together a full-fledged offensive threat.The Orange dominated defensively with aggressive stick play and rotations to confuse UMass. It dictated the tempo by moving the ball quickly with short touches and quick decisions while passing.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“(We were) being patient when a team drops back in half court press. It’s up to us to decide when to play forward,” Syracuse head coach Ange Bradley said. “… They got tired and we kept the ball moving.”As little action as Jecko saw, one small miscue in the first half almost changed the entire game. Already leading 1-0, Syracuse allowed two UMass forwards to push the ball directly into the circle and into close quarters with Jecko.Syracuse’s goalkeeper slipped, and with the ball squirting back and forth between players of both teams, Massachusetts’ Izzie Delario managed to fire a dangerously close shot. But as the ball flew through the air and toward the back of the cage, Roos Weers slid in to help the fallen Jecko and the ball ricocheted off her right thigh and back out of the circle. The play prevented a sure goal.“Roos is an amazing defender and she really saved me there,” Jecko said. “I knew she was on my left and a girl made a good pull and like I said I was scrambling on the ground. She came up with a big save there.”Five minutes after the halftime break, midfielder Laura Hurff neutralized a UMass push into SU territory by chasing down a forward and executing a poke check to knock the ball away, once again preventing UMass from even recording a shot.“We just flew around and controlled the game from all areas of the field,” Hurff said. “We never gave up on plays.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+
Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersAnd it has more sudden impact than Shaquille O’Neal’s commitment to the Lakers in 1996.James is 33 and getting better. In the 2017-18 season he led the NBA in minutes played for the second consecutive season and notched career highs in rebound average and assist average. He averaged 34 points in the Cavaliers’ 22-game postseason and got to the free-throw line nearly 10 times per game.He has played 10,049 minutes in the playoffs. No other active player is at 8,000 and, of course, young Lakers such as Kyle Kuzma, Julius Randle, Brandon Ingram and Lonzo Ball have played zero. He has been destined for supremacy since he was in high school in Akron, Ohio. And yet there never has been a New Kid In Town to eclipse him.“I don’t know when Father Time is going to start to make a difference for him,” said Doc Rivers, the Clippers’ coach, in March.Sign up for Home Turf and get exclusive stories every SoCal sports fan must read, sent daily. Subscribe here.But the Kings did not win a Stanley Cup with Gretzky, and the Angels have made one playoff appearance with the aging Pujols, and the Lakers did not get to the NBA Finals or win one with O’Neal until 2000, his fourth season in town. Jubilation, anguish as race for NBA’s Western 8th seed gets as close as ever Leonard and the Spurs are barely speaking these days. The two sides dispute the way Leonard handled his recovery from a quadriceps injury. Leonard played only seven regular-season games and was nowhere on the scene when the Spurs lost their first-round playoff series.The Lakers would like to get Leonard sooner instead of later. They realize they whiffed on George, who was the type of team-carrying player James wants alongside him.But San Antonio has no obligation to deal Leonard and can wait until next February’s trade deadline if it wishes. It also could demand Kuzma and/or Ingram and/or Ball and a host of draft picks from the Lakers.If the Lakers could somehow sign Cousins they wouldn’t have to deplete their lineup and could wait to sign Leonard next summer.These are rather cushy problems, but so are the expectations. The Royal Wedding is all over but the vows. The parade is still unscheduled. VIDEO: Watch Kyle Kuzma’s game winner and what he said about it The Golden State Warriors, winners of three of the past four NBA titles, return largely intact and in their prime. The Boston Celtics reached Game 7 of the Eastern finals last year without All-Stars Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward, both of whom will play in 2018-19.With Cleveland and Miami, James has played in a ridiculously monumental eight consecutive NBA Finals. His teams have won three titles in nine Finals trips. In the two years when he had the least help, 2007 and 2018 with Cleveland, he suffered a Finals sweep.And help is on the way, assuredly. When, and from whom, are the questions, and those questions got trickier last weekend before James committed to Los Angeles.Paul George of Oklahoma City was supposedly ticketed for the Lakers as a free agent but he re-signed with the Thunder on Saturday.Another potential free agent target would be Demarcus Cousins, the lavishly talented center from New Orleans.Two problems, at least, with Cousins: He is recovering from an Achilles tendon rupture and he needs to fit into a maximum-salary shot on the Lakers’ payroll, or else the club would be subject to a punitive luxury tax.There were reports Sunday that the Lakers were going to re-sign guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope for $12 million, add Lance Stephenson for $4.5 million and JaVale McGee for $2.4 million. That, according to salary cap experts, would prohibit Cousins from fitting in.Caldwell-Pope would seem to be a spare part for the Lakers, although he shot 39.3 percent from the 3-point line last season and averaged 13.4 points. He cost them $17.7 million last season after he played out his option in Detroit. This made sense after people realized Caldwell-Pope’s agent is Rich Paul, who is also the agent for James.Then there is Kawhi Leonard. He is the San Antonio Spurs’ All-Star who is from Riverside, is known as the best young 94-foot player in the game, and has made it clear he wants to be a Laker after his contract expires in 2019.Related Articles Morning Wrap: Full coverage from Lakers-Clippers thriller; Angels, Dodgers going in different directions; Whicker pays tribute to legendary Mike Gillespie VIDEO: LeBron James and Doc Rivers respond to Donald Trump calling NBA kneeling protests “disgraceful” Lakers on verge of sealing home court advantage, what does it mean in the NBA bubble? The King is coming. The Court will be named later.LeBron James announced his utterly predictable move to the Lakers on Sunday, a four-year, $153.3 million deal that will end the club’s five-year exile from the NBA playoffs and might even bring the Lakers their first league championship since 2010.There is little question that James is an NBA colossus. No perimeter player in basketball history has dared to dream of being that big, quick, visionary, levitational or indestructible.His arrival is the most celebrated of any of the great pro athletes who have come to this area since Edmonton traded Wayne Gretzky to the Kings in 1988. It is more consequential than Albert Pujols’ decision to sign with the Angels after the 2011 season, when the three-time National League MVP had led St. Louis to a World Series championship.