Coronavirus pandemic makes more people vulnerable to trafficking, says annual US report

first_imgIt said Beijing had expanded this campaign into other provinces and begun implementing it among other religious minorities. China denies mistreatment and says the camps provide vocational training and are needed to fight extremism.Pompeo, in remarks on the report, singled out China, “where the Chinese Communist Party and its state-owned enterprises often force citizens to work in horrendous conditions on Belt and Road projects,” he said, referring to an infrastructure project to link China with other parts of Asia and Europe.The report also took aim at Hong Kong, which US President Donald Trump has threatened to strip of economic privileges over China’s tightened grip on the former British colony.Hong Kong, alongside Pakistan, was downgraded to the report’s “Tier 2 Watch List,” a category denoting those meriting special scrutiny, on the grounds that it had failed to enact legislation to fully criminalize trafficking.Saudi Arabia, a major US ally and arms buyer that was last year placed on the list of countries that failed to meet minimum US anti-trafficking standards, was upgraded to the Tier 2 Watch List.Afghanistan, a US ally in the fight against the Taliban, and Nicaragua were both demoted in this year’s report to Tier 3, falling into the lowest category, which can bring restrictions on US non-humanitarian, non-trade-related assistance, a decision that would be made by the president.  The novel coronavirus pandemic had made more people vulnerable to human trafficking, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Thursday as an annual US report added Afghanistan and Nicaragua to a list of worst offenders while Saudi Arabia was upgraded.”Instability and lack of access to critical services caused by the pandemic mean that the  number of people vulnerable to exploitation by traffickers is rapidly growing,” Pompeo said in the annual US State Department Trafficking in Persons report.The report kept China, a persistent target for criticism by Pompeo, on the lowest rung and again highlighted widespread use of forced labor, including through what the United States and human rights groups say is the mass detention in camps of more than one million minority Muslims. Topics :last_img read more

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Cowing to Coach Varsity Baseball At Bucksport

first_img Latest posts by admin (see all) House fire in Winter Harbor – October 27, 2014 Latest Posts BUCKSPORT — Mike Cowing, who coached varsity baseball at Bucksport High School from 2003 to 2006, is back in that position this season. Cowing, who also teaches mathematics at Bucksport High School, was named recently to replace Tiger Stewart, who guided the Golden Bucks for the past three seasons before moving to Florida. Under Cowing’s guidance, the Golden Bucks reached the playoffs each year and won the Eastern Maine Class B championship in 2003. Also approved by the Bucksport School Committee was the appointment of Josh Tripp as junior varsity baseball coach. This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textTripp coached this year’s varsity basketball team and has been a middle school baseball coach for five seasons. Biocenter_img State budget vs. job creation – January 22, 2015 Hancock County Court News Nov. 3 thorugh Dec. 11 – January 22, 2015 adminlast_img read more

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Syracuse men’s lacrosse releases 2013 schedule; Virginia, Cornell to make visit to Carrier Dome

first_img Published on December 6, 2012 at 4:51 pm Contact Chris: [email protected] | @chris_iseman The Syracuse men’s lacrosse team released its schedule for the 2013 season on Thursday. The Orange will play 14 games, with eight of them being played in the Carrier Dome. Syracuse will also have two road games, and two neutral-site matchups.The Orange will have exhibition games against Hofstra and Holy Cross on Jan. 26, and will then travel to Ohio State to scrimmage the Buckeyes and Robert Morris on Feb. 2.Syracuse has three straight home games to open the season, including matchups with Albany and Army before rival Virginia comes to the Carrier dome on March 1. Other marquee home games include Johns Hopkins (March 16) and Cornell (April 10).Syracuse will also be a part of the first-ever Whitman’s Sampler Independence Classic at PPL Park in Philadelphia, Pa. on March 9, where the Orange will take on St. John’s. The other neutral-site game for SU will come against Notre Dame in the Konica Minolta Big City Classic at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.The Big East tournament, which will include the top four teams in the conference, will be from March 2 to March 4 at Villanova. The winner of the tournament receives an automatic bid tot the NCAA tournament. The Orange won the Big East tournament last year after beating Villanova and St. John’s.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThis will be Syracuse’s final Big East season before it moves to the Atlantic Coast Conference next year, which is a league loaded with strong lacrosse programs.The Orange went 9-8 last year and had its season end with a 12-9 loss to Duke in the first round of the NCAA tournament.Here’s Syracuse’s whole 2013 schedule with home games bolded:February                           Sat., Jan. 26 – Hofstra/Holy Cross (scrimmage), 10 a.m.Sat., Feb. 2 – at Ohio State/Robert Morris (scrimmage), 11:30 a.m.Sun., Feb. 17 – Albany, 4 p.m.Sun., Feb. 24 – Army, 4 p.m.MarchFri., March 1 – Virginia, TBASat., March 9 – vs. St. John’s (Chester, Pa.), 12 p.m.Sat., March 16 – Johns Hopkins, TBATues., March 19 – at Providence, TBASat., March 23 – at Villanova, TBATBA – Canisius, TBAAprilSat., April 6 – at Princeton, TBAWed., April 10 – Cornell, 6 p.m.Sat., April 13 – Rutgers, 1 p.m.Tues., April 16 – Hobart, 7 p.m.Sat., April 20 – at Georgetown, 1 p.m.Sat., April 27 – vs. Notre Dame (E. Rutherford, N.J.), 6:30 p.m.MayThurs., May 2 – BIG EAST Championship Semifinals (Villanova, Pa.), TBASat., May 4 – BIG EAST Championship Final (Villanova, Pa.), TBA Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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