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AT&T expands foray into cable television

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first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2The services come with three TV receivers per home, including one with a digital video recorder, and a wireless Internet router. Though the initial U-verse offering is largely analogous to traditional cable television, AT&T is deploying it with an Internet-based technology that can meld video, phone, Internet and wireless communications to deliver interactive features. By contrast, Verizon Communications Inc. has been deploying its new Fios TV using traditional cable technologies, which has enabled it to launch the service in dozens of markets. On the downside, Verizon’s approach to upgrading its network is far more costly than AT&T’s gambit on a more cost-efficient IPTV strategy. NEW YORK – AT&T Inc. on Monday expanded its gradual foray into cable TV, offering its U-verse video and high-speed Internet service to about 5,000 homes in San Antonio. The long-anticipated service, originally slated for a full-scale launch starting in late 2005, is the focal point of AT&T’s bid to transform itself into a multimedia provider of communications beyond phone calls. The initial packages are priced from $69 to $124 per month, depending on the choice of premium channels and Internet connection speeds. The selection includes more than 200 channels of video and music programming, while computer download speeds range from 1.5 megabits per second to 6 Mbps. AT&T also is offering family-oriented bundles starting at $54 a month, as well as a premium Spanish-language package for an extra $10 per month after a promotional three-month discount. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You're all set!last_img
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Liverpool youngster Elliott banned for 14 days after mocking Kane in video

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first_img SORRY 1 latest LATEST Steve Round reveals how Mikel Arteta convinced him to join Arsenal staff ‘I’ll get him’ – Robertson further endears himself to fans with revenge vow to Mane Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is 'skiving little git' Getty Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 scrap Liverpool transfer news live: Star man wanted by Real Madrid, Mbappe latest and more appointed Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville's racism discussion The FA verdict read: “Language and/or behaviour in the video breached FA Rule E3(1), as it was abusive and/or insulting, and constituted an ‘Aggravated Breach’ as it included reference to a disability.”Elliott’s video was filmed while he watched the Champions League final between Tottenham and Liverpool in June.Elliott labelled Kane a ‘F****** m***’ in the insensitive clip, later issuing an apology on social media, saying he was ‘truly sorry’ for his actions. revealed PAYBACK Liverpool youngster Harvey Elliott has been handed a 14-day ban for using offensive language in a social media video mocking Harry Kane.Elliott, 16, admitted breaching Football Association rules and must also complete a face-to-face education course and pay a £350 fine. Liverpool's signings under Michael Edwards - will Minamino be the next big hit? Harvey Elliott has been banned for 14 days after his derogatory video about Harry Kane TOP WORK MOST READ IN FOOTBALL Elliott, who joined Liverpool from Fulham this summer, has previously attracted attention from Real Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain, Arsenal and Manchester City.Elliott became the youngest player to feature in the Premier League when he came on for the Whites as a substitute against Wolverhampton Wanderers in May, aged just 16 years and 30 days.The England youth international cannot turn professional until he turns 17 next April.last_img
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Walt Disney World Preview — Week of October 20, 2018

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first_imgWeatherFor the most current weather conditions, click here.Crowd LevelsFor more information about crowd levels, click here.Park Hours Walt Disney World’s new date-based ticket pricing has finally debuted! See what we know here and read how it may impact crowds here.The next V.I.PASSHOLDER Nights event will be held at Epcot on October 25 from 9:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Guests will be given access to dining, shopping, and attractions hours after the park closes to the public.Here is list of attractions closing at Disney’s Animal Kingdom beginning October 22, 2018 (with a return date of “Spring 2019”):Conservation StationAnimal Encounters: It All Started with a MouseAnimal Encounters: Up-Close InteractionsAffection SectionHabitat Habit Share This!Several attractions are closing for the season at Disney’s Animal Kingdom park this week. To see the list and more, keep reading!Special EventsHere are your artists for this week’s Eat to the Beat Concert Series:10/19 – 10/21: The Devon Allman Project10/22 – 10/23: Kenny G10/24 – 10/25: Billy Ocean10/26 – 10/28: Starship featuring Mickey Thomascenter_img Attractions Closed For RefurbishmentsMagic Kingdom:Liberty Square RiverboatTom Sawyer IslandDisney’s Hollywood StudiosStar Wars: A Galaxy Far, Far AwayDisney’s Animal KingdomWildlife Express Train: Africa Station (10/22)Wildlife Express Train: Rafiki’s Planet Watch Station (10/22)Will you miss any of the attractions closing at Disney’s Animal Kingdom? Let me know in the comments!last_img
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Rafters come back to pick up big road win

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first_imgFor the City TimesMADISON – The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters (11-8) fell behind early, but battled back and held off a late rally to defeat the Madison Mallards (14-6) by a final score of 4-3 on June 16.The Mallards scored one run in both the third and fourth innings to take a 2-0 lead. The Rafters responded with two runs in the top of the fifth on an RBI triple by CJ Willis and an RBI by Harry Fullerton to tie the game.Jake Dunham gave the Rafters the lead with a solo home run in the top of the sixth inning to go up 3-2. Willis, who made his Rafters debut today, hit a sacrifice fly to left field in the ninth to give the Rafters an insurance run heading to the bottom of the frame.The Mallards threatened with a solo shot to left in the bottom of the ninth, but Wisconsin Rapids held off the rally and hung on to win.Matt Osterberg pitched five innings as the starter for Rapids, striking out four batters and earning the win. Garrett French pitched the rest of the way and notched six strikeouts in relief. Madison’s Deylen Miley is credited with the loss.Wisconsin Rapids returns to Witter Field June 17 to take on the Mallards at 7:05 p.m.last_img
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Consolidating older 2-socket workloads onto Dell’s new R810 (Xeon 7500/6500)

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first_imgIntel's Xeon 7500/6500 processor series brings the biggest leap in performance in Xeon's history.This level of performance enables consolidation of a ton of older servers onto significantly fewer Xeon 7500/6500 generation platforms...saving a considerable amount of money.For example, IT managers can consolidate up to 20 older single-core 4-socket servers onto a single Xeon 7500 4-socket system representing a 4-socket to 4-socket consolidation ratio up to 20:1. The resulting savings from reduced power usage and OS licensing costs can show a payback of less than a year on the cost of the new server. That's a fantastic payback....and if application software costs and other savings are included the ROI is even greater.Similarly favorable 2-socket consolidation ratios are possible by moving workloads off of older 2-socket systems and onto Xeon 7500/6500 servers.A good example of this comes from Dell. Their engineering solutions teams recently published three technical white papers showing the benefits of consolidating database and virtualization workloads running on older 2-socket servers onto their new R810 server based on the Xeon 7500 processor series. The R810 is a pretty cool, innovative platform with Dell's FlexMem Bridge Technology that allows full access to the entire system memory whether the system is populated with just 2 or the full 4 sockets.The Dell engineers provide a lot of useful technical information. Check the white papers out yourself by following the link below. Link to Dell's technical white papers:http://en.community.dell.com/dell-blogs/b/tech-center/archive/2010/05/10/scaling-database-workloads-on-dell-poweredge-11g-servers-with-intel-nehalem-ex.aspxLink to more information about the new Intel Xeon 7500/6600 processor series:http://www.intel.com/itcenter/products/xeon/7500/?iid=gg_work+home_xeon7500last_img
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Ancient sea monster battle revealed in unusual fossil

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first_imgSALT LAKE CITY—One day, about 74 million years ago, the situation got real. The oceans of the late Cretaceous were dominated by giant reptiles called mosasaurs; fossilized gut contents have shown that these apex predators enjoyed munching on everything from bony fish to, on occasion, smaller mosasaurs. But an unusual fossil described here today at the Society for Vertebrate Paleontology meeting tells a different story—of a mosasaur spat that didn’t end in anyone becoming lunch. The fossil, of a species called Mosasaurus missouriensis, was discovered in 2012 in a layer of shale by a mining company in southern Alberta in Canada. The reptile was about 6.5 meters long (the length of a pickup truck), with a skull that was slightly less than a meter long. And under one eye, this particular mosasaur’s bony skull also had a large hole where something had bitten into it. The animal survived the attack and the bone was healing around the lesion. But it couldn’t quite heal completely, because the biter had left behind a large tooth (circled). Analysis of the tooth by Takuya Konishi of the University of Cincinnati in Ohio and colleagues suggests that the mosasaur was attacked by one of its own kind and of similar size. Indeed, M. missouriensis had long, narrow teeth designed more for slicing than for crunching, and the animals were liable to lose teeth when chomping into hard substrates. The attack probably came from below, and the researchers say appears to have been a skirmish: They suggest that the fossil preserves an ancient competition between males or a mating behavior, rather than a predatory attack intended to kill and consume. That, they add, makes it the first evidence of a nonlethal mosasaur-on-mosasaur attack.last_img
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Hosts South Africa impress in World Cup opener

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first_imgSouth African midfielder Siphiwe Tshabalala was the toast of his nation, striking the first goal of the FIFA World Cup 2010 but Mexico's Rafael Marquez's equaliser sealed a thrilling 1-1 draw in a Group A fixture. [See match photos]In the second game of the day, 2006 finalists France and Uruguay opened with a 0-0 draw in Cape Town. [See match photos]The World Cup got underway after a colourful song and dance ceremony where the likes of R Kelly and Cheb Khaled performed before a crowd of around 95,000. [See photos of the opening ceremony]The iconic Nelson Mandela had to skip the event at the last minute after his great granddaughter passed away last night in a car accident shortly after attending the World Cup opening concert in Johannesburg.South African president Jacob Zuma declared the World Cup open during his speech here at the Soccer City.The two teams remained goal-less in the first half. But Tshabalala put the home team ahead in the 55th minute.They seemed to be taking the game home when Marques equalised in the 78th.Earlier in the first half, Mexico's Carlos Vela's strike in the 38th minute was ruled off-side.South Africa had a heart-break in the 90th minute when Teho Modise outran the Mexican defence but tragically hit the pole.last_img
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Longest day

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first_imgRenovation of old sports venues not just for SEA Games use Kim Chiu rushed to ER after getting bitten by dog in BGC Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘City-killer’: Asteroid the size of the Great Pyramid may hit Earth in 2022, says NASA Asian tourney puts SMB, TNT on course for rematch ‘Ghost guns’ are untraceable, easy to make, more prevalent View comments MOST READ UK thanks PH for rescuing Brit, Filipino wife abducted in Sulu What a relief! Paris show lifts taboo on historic outdoor loos Tubino, who added 21 points, had to be pulled out in the second set after her legs went numb as the Lady Troopers tried to keep up with the young Flying Titans’ blistering pace.“We evaluated in the third set and decided to slow down the tempo,” said Reyes. “We are good at it, slow play and quick points.”He told the players to “just hit the ball when it’s over you. Don’t jump too much. No unnecessary effort so we can recover again.”Gonzaga didn’t need much recovery period. Not even after the match.“I can’t feel any fatigue,” said Gonzaga. “Maybe because I have been winning. I am in high morale.”Remember that this is the same hitter who, less than 24 hours ago, scored 15 points to help Cignal HD beat defending champion Petron and stay in the hunt for a finals slot in the Philippine Superliga.“Everything that I do now is just my attempt to repay my coaches for their trust in me,” said Gonzaga of her breakthrough performance since coming back from ACL injury that sidelined her for almost two years.Reyes said it was good test for them because the one thing they dread is playing five sets.“But it’s still early in the conference; I don’t know why we are playing like it’s the finals,” he added.Maybe in the PVL. For Gonzaga, however, she has already raised her game to playoff levels. Because in less than 24 hours, she will again anchor Cignal’s bid to complete an upset in the other league, dethrone Petron and clinch a championship berth. LATEST STORIES “I can’t think of anything anymore, it was all attitude on my part,” said the 27-year-old battle-scarred hitter. “Coach told me to stay in the game and hit at the  highest possible percentage.”The Army standout obeyed both orders and displayed unwavering resilience under heavy fire, standing her ground and holding off Choco Mucho forces threatening to finish PacificTown-Army in straight sets.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsSPORTSPH women’s football team not spared from SEA Games hotel woesSPORTSThailand claims not enough Thai food, drinks for players at hotelHer efforts didn’t go unrewarded.The lefty gunner from Camiguin finished with 24 points as the Lady Troopers unleashed their vaunted veteran moves to post an epic 39-41, 19-25, 25-19, 25-20, 15-12 victory Wednesday in the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference at Filoil Flying V Centre. Singapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics CONTRIBUTED PHOTOJovelyn Gonzaga wasn’t aware of the scores when the first set extended to a record length. And when her PacificTown-Army went down two sets, she wasn’t aware, too, on what fuel she was running on.Instinct, perhaps? Passion?ADVERTISEMENT Binibining Pilipinas winners, groups, celebrate World Smile Day with children PLAY LIST 01:16Binibining Pilipinas winners, groups, celebrate World Smile Day with children03:48Passengers flock to Naia one day before 'Undas'00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Don't miss out on the latest news and information. BREAKING: A day after being fired, Robredo asks: ‘Ano bang kinatatakutan ninyong malaman ko?’ It was the longest game in recent PVL history, officially lasting two hours and 46 minutes—and one that tested the Lady Troopers’ resolve when facing heavy enemy fire.The match delayed the next game, which saw BaliPure work five tough sets to finally score its first victory, outlasting Air Force, 26-24, 16-25, 25-19, 17-25, 17-15.The Water Defenders broke a 12-game losing streak spanning the past conference to up their record to 1-2. The Jet Spikers fell to 0-3.“It was an all-out battle and in the end our opponents ran out of ammunition,” said PacificTown-Army coach Kungfu Reyes in Filipino. “I got two hitters here who needed to recharge, but in the endgame they delivered.”He was referring to Gonzaga and Honey Royse Tubino—who like Reyes are actually enlisted Philippine Army personnel.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img
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Weekly Traffic Advisories

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first_img COLCHESTER COUNTY: Plains Road Plains Road, from Ventura Drive to Lancaster Crescent, is closed to install culverts until Monday, Nov. 30. Traffic control people are on site. There is an alternate route via Masstown Road, Trunk 2, and McElmon Road. YARMOUTH COUNTY: Sound Bridge Sound Bridge on Argyle Sound Road is closed to all traffic for repairs. Work will take place until Friday, Oct. 30. Detour route is in place on Green Grove Road, Route 335 and Trunk 3. RICHMOND COUNTY: Grandique Ferry Road Grandique Ferry Road, from Route 320 for 3.6 kilometres to the end of pavement, is reduced to one lane for paving and patching until Saturday, Oct. 31. Traffic control people and a pilot vehicle are on site. The work takes place from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. LUNENBURG COUNTY: Conquerall Mills Road Conquerall Mills Road, from the intersection of Trunk 3 for about four kilometres toward Conquerall Road, has alternating lane closures for repaving until Saturday, Oct. 31. Expect stop-and-go traffic. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Trunk 4 Trunk 4, near Big Pond, from west of the intersection of Glen Albert Drive west for 2.8 kilometres, is reduced to one lane for repaving and upgrading. Traffic control people are on site but delays are possible. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and is scheduled to be finished by the end of the month. COLCHESTER COUNTY: Highway 102 Sections of the southbound lanes of Highway 102, from Exit 11 at Stewiacke to the Colchester County line, are reduced to one lane until Saturday, Oct. 31, to install rumble strips. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. INVERNESS COUNTY: Crowdis Bridge Crowdis Bridge is closed until further notice for repairs. A detour is available via Crowdis Cross, West Big Intervale, and Hatchery roads. DIGBY COUNTY: Bonnie Road The Bonnie Road Overpass over Highway 101 near Meteghan, is closed to all traffic until further notice. A detour route is marked. DIGBY COUNTY: Melanson Mills Bridge Melanson Mills Bridge on Marc Comeau Road is closed until further notice to replace the deck. A detour route is in place. LUNENBURG COUNTY: Highway 103 Highway 103, Exit 10, has alternating lane closures for bridge repairs, including concrete and asphalt, and installing new bridge rails, until Saturday, Oct. 31. Temporary traffic lights are in place. INVERNESS COUNTY: West Lake Ainslie RoadThe Hayes River Bridge on West Lake Ainslie Road has a 15-tonne weight restriction. NEW WORK LUNENBURG COUNTY: Golf Course Road, Chester Golf Course Road in Chester, from the intersection of Pig Loop Road south for half a kilometre, has alternating lane closures for repaving until Saturday, Oct. 31. Expect stop-and-go traffic. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. LUNENBURG COUNTY: Varner Road Varner Road, from the intersection of Trunk 10 for about half a kilometre to the end of the existing pavement, has alternating lane closures for repaving until Saturday, Oct. 31. Expect stop-and-go traffic. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. LUNENBURG COUNTY: Italy Cross Road Italy Cross Road, from the intersection of Route 331 for 1.8 kilometres toward Petite Riviere, has alternating lane closures until Saturday, Oct. 31. Expect stop-and-go traffic. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. CONTINUING WORK PICTOU COUNTY: Trunk 4 Sections of Trunk 4, from Pleasant Valley Road, for about five kilometres west to Route 376, are reduced to one lane during bridge repairs and repaving until Monday, Nov. 30. Motorists should travel with caution through the construction zone. Work takes place from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. CUMBERLAND COUNTY: Eddy Road Eddy Road to Fort Lawrence, near Amherst, is closed until further notice because of a collapsed culvert. QUEENS COUNTY: Labelle Road Labelle Road, from the intersection of Route 210 for 4.4 kilometres to the end of the existing pavement, has alternating lane closures for repaving until Saturday, Oct. 31. Expect stop-and-go traffic. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. LUNENBURG COUNTY: Green Bay Road Green Bay Road, from the intersection of Route 331 for 1.8 kilometres to the end of the pavement, has alternating lane closures for repaving until Saturday, Oct. 31. Expect stop-and-go traffic. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. DIGBY COUNTY: Salmon River Bridge Salmon River Bridge, on Trunk 1, in Salmon River, is reduced to one lane for repairs until further notice. The bridge has an 18 tonne weight restriction. Vehicles over 18 tonnes must use the detour route, Salmon River Road, Exit 32 Hwy. 101 to Exit 31. LUNENBURG COUNTY: Monk Road Monk Road, from Route 325 for 4.4 kilometres, has alternating lane closures for resurfacing and upgrading until Saturday, Oct. 31. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. LUNENBURG COUNTY: Chester Grant Road Chester Grant Road, from Trunk 12 to Trunk 14, is reduced to one lane for resurfacing and upgrading. The work is from sunrise to sunset and is expected to be finished by Saturday, Oct. 31 VICTORIA COUNTY: Gillis Bridge Gillis Bridge, on North Branch Road, just past Uisge Bàn (USH-KA BAN) Falls Provincial Park, is closed until further notice. Access to the park is not affected. KINGS COUNTY: Whitman Bridge Whitman Bridge, on Whitman Road between Maple Avenue and Ward Road in Aylesford, is closed for repairs until further notice. The detour route is Maple Avenue to Victoria Road to Ward Road. QUEENS COUNTY: Highway 103 Sections of Highway 103, from Exit 20 in Summerville west to Port Joli, are reduced to one lane until Saturday, Oct. 31. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. RICHMOND COUNTY: Trunk 4 Trunk 4, from west of Soldiers Cove Road westerly for 5.5 kilometres, has alternating lane closures for paving until Monday, Nov. 30. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. VICTORIA COUNTY: Middle River Bridge Middle River Bridge, Highway 105 at Nyanzya, is reduced to one lane for bridge repairs until Tuesday, Dec. 15. Traffic control signals are in place. LUNENBURG COUNTY: Sarty Road Sarty Road, from Crouse Settlement Road to Camperdown Road, has alternating lane closures for resurfacing and upgrading until Saturday, Oct. 31. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. YARMOUTH COUNTY: Gavel Bridge Gavel Bridge on Gavel Road over Gavels Lake is closed for replacement until Sunday, Nov. 15. Use an alternate route. LUNENBURG COUNTY: Crouse Bridge The Crouse Bridge on Bruhm Road is closed for replacement until Saturday, Oct. 31. A marked detour route is in place. LUNENBURG COUNTY: Auburndale Road Auburndale Road, from Route 325 to Upper Branch Road, has alternating lane closures for repaving until Saturday, Oct. 31. Expect stop-and-go traffic. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. YARMOUTH COUNTY: Argyle Sound Road, Middle West Pubnico Argyle Sound Bridge on Argyle Sound Road is closed until Friday, Oct. 30, for bridge repairs. Detour on Green Grove Road and Trunk 3. -30-last_img
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If peace prevails Annan may recommend expanding UN mission in Côte dIvoire

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"I would like to recommend that, should the Ivorian parties make sufficient progress in carrying out these important steps by 4 February 2004 … the Security Council consider authorizing the deployment of a multidimensional United Nations peacekeeping operation to support the peace process in Cote d'Ivoire," he writes in his report to the Council on the latest developments in the West African country.The date set by Mr. Annan coincides with the planned end of the present UN Mission in Cote d'Ivoire (MINUCI) - comprising just 34 military liaison officers - as well as a West African military force known as ECOMICI and the French peacekeeping operation called Licorne.An agreement signed in Linas-Marcoussis, France, in January last year ended fierce fighting between the Government and the rebel Forces Nouvelles.The expanded peacekeeping operation would comprise 6,240 troops, including 200 military observers and 120 staff officers, and a civilian component of electoral, disarmament, demobilization and reintegration, human rights, public information, police, judicial and political advisers.The UN has recently run into difficulties in recruiting adequately equipped military and police personnel for its peacekeeping operations. Should the Council set up the Côte d'Ivoire mission, the Secretary-General says he would urge Member States to provide the necessary resources, though not at the expense of other missions.The report points to a set of challenges facing the country. In addition to the task of disarming and reintegrating the many ex-combatants in the region, a number of other interrelated cross-border problems underlie the instability in Côte d'Ivoire, Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone, including "the use of child soldiers, the use and proliferation of mercenaries, flows of refugees and the culture of impunity," Mr. Annan says.He also notes that "neither the Forces Nouvelles nor the Government have taken effective steps to bring perpetrators of human rights violations to justice," citing cases of sexual slavery and rape, as well as harassment of the media and of "so-called foreigners."Members of Security Council as well as troop contributing countries are expected to discuss the report's proposals next week.
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