first_img Swan Lake Provincial Park 5:50 pm to 7:30 pmMeet at the picnic shelterSaturday, July 20th, 2019 Charlie Lake, Beatton Provincial Park 10:00 am to 12:00 pmSunday, July 21st, 2019 Gwillim Lake Provincial Park 10:00 am – 12:00 pmMeet at the boat launchDuring this class, kids will learn the basics of freshwater fishing. This is an opportunity to understand hatchery roles, fish identification, tackle, rod rigging, casting, and hands-on fishing.Luhr Jensen fishing rods providedFree Program; no registration requiredPrograms run rain or shineThe program coordinators share being on time is important. The introductory information on fishing techniques and ethics are key to your participation in the hands-on fishing portion.The coordinators also share they reserve the right to deny entry to those arriving after the program has started.To view more on Freshwaters Fisheries Society of BC; CLICK HERE PEACE REGION, B.C. – There will be three, free kids learn to fish classes being held at Swan Lake, Charlie Lake and Gwillim Lake Provincial Park.Hosted by the Freshwaters Fisheries Society of BC, these 2-hour hands-on class are for kids aged 5 – 15 years with parent supervision.Friday, July 19th, 2019 For more information; visit.summerland@gofishbc.comlast_img read more

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“No one can remain indifferent to this human suffering,” the UN Humanitarian Coordinator in the country, Ndolamb Ngokwey, said on his return to Abidjan, the commercial capital, from a two-day visit to the internally displaced persons (IDPs), the majority of them children and pregnant and lactating women.“Together we all have the duty and the obligation to take action in a coordinated manner for the benefit of the affected and vulnerable people immediately.”The IDPs were forced to leave their villages and take refuge in the towns of Duékoué, Man and Danané. Mr. Ngokwey deplored the human casualties and the loss of property, particularly in Duékoué.The West African country, the world’s biggest cocoa producer, has been in turmoil since early December when outgoing president Laurent Gbagbo refused leave office despite opposition leader Alassane Ouattara’s UN-certified and internationally-recognized victory in November’s run-off election. Tens of thousands of people have also sought refuge in neighbouring Liberia.Mr. Ngokwey and his delegation met with local civilian and military authorities, traditional chiefs, religious leaders, civil society organizations and the IDPs themselves. During the mission, a supply of medicines and non-food items were handed over to the Catholic Mission of Duékoué, which is providing shelter for thousands of IDPs.Local authorities pledged to grant access and provide security to humanitarian actors in order to ensure that vulnerable and affected people benefit from the emergency humanitarian aid.In Liberia, UN agencies are aiding refugees from among both Mr. Ouattara’s and Mr. Gbagbo’s supporters. Their numbers now top 22,000, most of whom are women and children who urgently need food, shelter and clean water, all in short supply in Liberia’s Nimba County, where the refugees are arriving.Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is expected to ask the Security Council this week for between 1,000 and 2,000 additional forces for the nearly 9,000-strong UN Operation in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI), which has been supporting efforts over the past seven years to reunify a country split by civil war in 2002 into a Government-controlled south and a rebel-held north.Mr. Gbagbo has demanded UNOCI’s departure, which the UN has rejected, and the mission is now protecting Mr. Ouattara and his Government in the Golf Hotel in Abidjan, surrounded by regular and irregular forces loyal to Mr. Gbagbo.UN Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Alain Le Roy last week briefed the Council on ethnic strife in western Côte d’Ivoire and the constant barrage of hate propaganda directed against UNOCI from State radio and television that remain under Mr. Gbagbo’s control.In a press statement today the Council reiterated its readiness to impose targeted sanctions against those impeding the peace process and UNOCI’s work. It again demanded an immediate end to the media campaign of incitement and hatred and deplored the continued blockade of the Golf Hotel where Mr. Ouattara and his Government is installed under UN protection.The Council welcomed the efforts of the African Union (AU) and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), which have been shuttling back and forth to Abidjan seeking Mr. Gbagbo’s peaceful departure, encouraged their continued engagement, and called on all sides to respect the will of the people as expressed in the elections.It also deplored all acts of violence against civilians and UNOCI and warned that the perpetrators would be held accountable. Cote 10 January 2011More than 16,000 people in western Côte d’Ivoire, driven from their homes by violence after the outgoing president refused to step down despite his election defeat, need immediate medical aid, food, shelter and protection, the United Nations said today. read more

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“The Secretary-General remains deeply concerned by the humanitarian situation in Zimbabwe,” his spokesman said, citing reports of continued suffering months after the eviction campaign that began in May 2005.Mr. Annan reacted with dismay to a decision by the Government to reject offers of UN assistance. In an official communication, the Minister of Local Government, Public Works and Urban Development stated “that there is no longer a compelling need to provide temporary shelter as there is no humanitarian crisis” and claimed that Government interventions have addressed the most urgent shelter needs, according to the spokesman.The Government’s position stands in stark contradiction to the findings contained in a report by the Secretary-General’s Special Envoy on Human Settlements Issues in Zimbabwe, Anna Tibaijuka, as well as most recent reports from the UN and the humanitarian community. “A large number of vulnerable groups, including the recent evictees as well as other vulnerable populations, remain in need of immediate humanitarian assistance, including shelter,” spokesman Stephane Dujarric stressed. He added that there is “no clear evidence” that subsequent Government efforts have significantly benefited these people.The Government’s decision to decline assistance comes despite extensive consultations on relief efforts between the UN and the authorities.With the impending rainy season threatening to worsen the living conditions of the affected population, the Secretary-General made a strong appeal to the Government of Zimbabwe to “ensure that those who are out in the open, without shelter and without means of sustaining their livelihoods, are provided with humanitarian assistance in collaboration with the United Nations and the humanitarian community in order to avert a further deterioration of the humanitarian situation,” his spokesman said. read more

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Cambodia’s attempts to deal with the crimes committed by the Khmer Rouge regime and current efforts towards reconciliation were highlighted at a United Nations-backed panel discussion examining the issues that led to mass murder during the years in which it held power in the South-East Asian nation. “It can be argued that the development of individual criminal responsibility, like we saw in the case of Duch [Kaing Guek Eav], for perpetrators of genocide and war crimes and crimes against humanity has been one of the major legal developments of the last 60 years which began with the Nuremberg and Tokyo tribunals,” the UN Assistant Secretary-General for Legal Affairs, Stephen Mathias, told the event, referring to the former head of a notorious Khmer Rouge detention camp who was sentenced to life in prison following convictions on war crimes and crimes against humanity.Held on Thursday evening at Rutgers University in the US state of New Jersey, the event – centred on the panel discussion and a documentary film screening – was organized by the Holocaust and the United Nations Outreach Programme, part of the UN Department of Public Information, and the Rutgers University Center for the Study of Genocide, Conflict Resolution, and Human Rights and the Documentation Center of Cambodia. In addition to the broader genocide and war crimes issues, the panel also explored the role of the United Nations in Cambodia and the impact of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) – the first tribunal ever held in the country where the atrocities where committed. Audience members also heard of the efforts of the Documentation Center to preserve memories and seek justice. The panel discussion involved Mr. Mathias; Benny Widyono, a former representative of the UN Secretary-General in Cambodia; Professor Alex Hinton, the Executive Director of the Center for the Study of Genocide, Conflict Resolution, and Human Rights; Samphoas Huy, a representative of the Documentation Center of Cambodia; and Andi Gitow, a UN television producer who co-produced ‘Cambodia: A Quest for Justice,’ a documentary film on Mr. Kaing.Mr. Kaing headed the Toul Seng security prison, also known as S-21, in Phnom Penh, where numerous Cambodians were unlawfully detained, subjected to inhumane conditions and forced labour, tortured and executed in the late 1970s. A minimum of 12,272 people died at S-21 over a period of three years.As many as two million people – one-quarter of Cambodia’s then-population – are thought to have died during the rule of the Khmer Rouge between 1975 and 1979, which was then followed by a protracted period of civil war in the Asian country.Through the UN Assistance to the Khmer Rouge Trials (UNAKRT), the world body has been assisting the ECCC – a hybrid court set up after a 2003 agreement between the UN and the Cambodian Government – try cases of mass murder and other crimes committed under the Khmer Rouge regime. “One of the principal tasks of the Office of Legal Affairs at the UN is to insist that accountability follows serious international crimes like those that were committed in Cambodia,” Mr. Mathias told participants, consisting largely of graduate students from Rutgers University’s Division of Global Affairs. “And the Secretary-General of the United Nations is at the forefront of the efforts of the United Nations to ensure that impunity is not tolerated.”In describing her approach to making ‘Cambodia: A Quest for Justice,’ Ms. Gitow said that it was important to report on the facts and provide many perspectives, while always remaining sensitive to the impact it has on the survivors who appear in the film and others who have experienced the trauma.In her remarks to the event, the manager of the Holocaust and the United Nations Outreach Programme, Kimberly Mann, emphasised the importance of prosecuting the perpetrators of these serious crimes in Cambodia in furthering the country’s reconciliation efforts.The Outreach Programme’s activities include producing online and print educational materials, holding seminars and exhibitions, screening films and the holding the annual worldwide observance of the International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust on 27 January each year. read more

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first_imgARCHBISHOP DIARMUID MARTIN has defended the right of the Association for Catholic Priests (ACP) to request a review of the Murphy Report into sexual abuse but has said that any priests who engaged with the Murphy Commission were always entitled to legal representation.His comments come in light of a report commissioned by the ACP which concluded that the Murphy Report “went well beyond its mandate” to “name, blame and shame individuals for their role in any such failure of institutional response” to sexual abuse.The Murphy report was first published in 2009 to examine the handling of child sexual abuse claims in the diocese of Dublin.The 42-page review undertaken by retired High Court Judge Fergal Sweeney and titled “Commissions of Investigation and Procedural Fairness” said that the Murphy Commission exceeded its brief by:building up and making a “case” (called “the Commission’s Assessment”) against individual clerics who testified before the Commission, instead of being “concerned only with the institutional response to complaints, suspicions and knowledge of child sexual abuse.”The review accuses the Murphy Report of ‘dismissing out of hand any reasons, explanations or mitigating circumstances put forward by those clerics whom it “names and shames”’.It continued:Indeed, in its Report the (Murphy) Commission only refers to such arguments and submissions as were made by the clerics who testified in order to try to dismantle them.Archbishop Diarmuid MartinIn response to the publication of the review yesterday, Archbishop Diarmuid Martin said, “One should never overlook the context which gave rise to the establishment of the Murphy Report – that a strikingly large number of children were sexually abused by priests within the Church in Jesus Christ.”“It is the right of any Association or person to examine or criticize the fairness an Act of Legislation.”In addressing the concerns laid out in Feargal Sweeney’s review, Archbishop Martin pointed out however that:Every bishop or priest of the Archdiocese who engaged with the Murphy Commission was offered legal assistance for preparation, during their engagement, or when verifying drafts submitted to the Commission for factual accuracy.“To my knowledge the Commission had no objection to priests or diocesan officials always being accompanied by their lawyers in their engagements with it,” he added.Read the full Commissions of Investigation and Procedural Fairness report here >Read: New Murphy Report information details abuse by Fr Patrick McCabe >Read: Clerical abuse survivors asked: Has the Church supported you? >last_img read more

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first_imgStay on target The Dragonglass Milkshake is made from white chocolate and mint ice cream that’s topped with “dragonglass” black toffee, while the Dracarys Burger has two all-beef patties garnished with bacon, Monterey Jack cheese, and spicy sauce on a roll. If you’re a Game of Thrones fan, you definitely don’t want to miss out on this “fire and ice” meal.You can order a secret Game of Thrones burger and shake at Shake Shack in NYC. The catch? You have to order it in Valyrian. Now all we need is a Skyrim version pic.twitter.com/uYLO82tjSt— PK Paul (@PKPaulZushi) April 6, 2019If you want to try the secret menu items, you will need to order them in Valyrian, a fictional language that’s spoken on Game of Thrones. Just say “Drakaro Parkliapos” for the juicy burger and “Zirtom Perzomy Rholītsos” for the creamy shake. If your cashier doesn’t think that’s suitable though, you might also have to bend the knee to get your delicious food or beverage.The Dracarys Burger and Dragonglass Milkshake will be available for a limited time only. #GoThttps://t.co/PLNqjCGrhB— HYPEBEAST (@HYPEBEAST) April 9, 2019Game of Thrones Season 8 premieres on HBO on April 14.More on Geek.com:New ‘Game of Thrones’ Teasers Show Powerful Ties and White Walker Aftermath The Most Ruling ‘Game of Thrones’ Toys‘Game of Thrones’ Actors Crash Kit Harington’s ‘SNL’ Sketch Shake Shack has a “secret” Game of Thrones menu just in time for Season 8, except there is one catch: You will have to speak Valyrian if you want to order anything.The American food chain collaborated with HBO to develop the Dragonglass Milkshake and the Dracarys Burger, two Game of Thrones treats that will be available for a limited time at Shake Shack’s Madison Square Park location in New York City, Hypebeast reported.center_img ‘Game of Thrones’ Targaryen Prequel Series Is Reportedly Coming to HBO‘Game of Thrones’ Star Kit Harington Joins Marvel’s &#… last_img read more

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first_imgRobin van Persie, the legendary Dutch forward, has admitted he has been contemplating his future as his contract at Feyenoord is expiring as soon as the season ends.Van Persi, who turned 34, returned to his first ever club in January from Fenerbahce, where he played ever since his departure from Manchester United in 2015. Despite scoring the second goal in the 3-0 victory over AZ Alkmaar and winning the Dutch Cup on Sunday – his first major trophy in his home country – he admitted it is becoming increasingly difficult for him to keep up with his own pace.“There will come a moment where I have to be honest with myself — like now,” van Persie shared, according to ESPN.2010 World Cup. Netherlands, Robon Van persie, Wesley Snieder, Rafel van de VartReport: Babel says ego’s cost Holland World Cup glory George Patchias – September 10, 2019 Former Liverpool winger Ryan Babel has spoken out about four big ego’s that cost the Dutch national team, their best chance of World Cup…“But people don’t see the other side, which is that for the last three weeks, I have been going to bed at 10 p.m. every evening and that I eat the right things at the right time. There is a lot that comes with being able to deliver today and sometimes that is a struggle. … Sometimes the recovery takes a little longer than I want.”“I also really want it, but you have to be honest and people don’t see that other side,” Van Persie added. “And sometimes it really is a struggle and I get tired of it myself, to be honest.”last_img read more

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first_imgLate goals from new boy Axel Witsel and Marco Reus ensured that Borussia Dortmund beat Greuther Fuerth 2-1 in the German Cup on Monday.Dortmund was on the verge of an upset at the hands of the second-division club before Belgium midfielder Witsel restored parity to send the game to extra-time.Reus completed the comeback late in the game with an injury-time winner.Dortmund, who won the competition in 2017 failed to impress in Lucien Favre’s first competitive game in charge, and they paid the price when Sebastian Ernst opened the scoring for Fuerth.Jadon SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.Witsel, who joined Dortmund from Chinese side Tianjin Quanjian, was set up by Reus, who was the beneficiary of Jadon Sancho’s incisive play for the winner – after goalkeeper Roman Buerki denied Fuerth’s Fabian Reese in a one-on-one.Fuerth coach Damir Buric missed the game due to a family bereavement.In the other encounter, Freiburg needed penalties to get past third-division Energie Cottbus. Tim Kruse missed the decisive spot-kick as the Bundesliga side won 5-3.last_img read more

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first_img RelatedPosts Osaka approves Yumeshima site for commercial development in latest IR move US-based car service Uber Technologies has announced that it will partner with Osaka’s largest taxi company, Milight, to provide taxi dispatch services via its smartphone app.At a press conference on Wednesday, Uber confirmed that Osaka will become the third Japanese city in which is operates after Tokyo and Nagoya, with the company currently conducting beta tests in Awaji Island. It plans to expand to Sendai and Aomori as well. Load More Japan to conduct nationwide prefectural survey to confirm IR intentions Huawei Japan joins Kansai Economic Federation with eye on World Expo 2025 and Osaka IR Outside of Japan, Uber is currently available in over 60 countries worldwide.The World Expo is to be held in Osaka in 2025 and an IR property is expected to open its doors around the same time. Both Uber and Milight have their eyes on inbound tourists, aiming to provide a convenient and comfortable transportation tool.Osaka has welcomed the arrival of Uber, pointing to the increase in convenience for visitors and the contribution it will provide Osaka as an international city.“This will without a doubt change Osaka,” said Milight COO, Taigi Sasai. “We hope this partnership enhances our ability to serve our customers.”last_img read more

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first_img TV and Movies The 2019 Oscars were Sunday. If you’re feeling inspired to see some of the winning films you didn’t catch earlier, here’s a guide to where you can stream, rent or buy the majority of them. Sorry in advance, but there are still quite a few you’ll have to catch in theaters — not that you need a movie subscription service to do so, but it can’t hurt. Disclaimer: CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. 40 films (and a tech company) you didn’t know won Oscars For more information on what’s available to watch online, check out CNET.com/Netpicks or subscribe to the podcast — it’s free! And go to CNET sister site TVGuide.com to see what else is out in the world of streaming. Audio (weekly): RSS | iTunes | Google Play Video (monthly): iTunes (HD) | iTunes (HQ) | iTunes (SD) | RSS (HD) | RSS (HQ)| RSS (SD) 42 Photos Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Supporting Actor  Green Book Streaming: Nope Rent/Buy: Amazon, Google Play, iTunes, Vudu Best Director, Cinematography, Foreign Language Film Roma Streaming: Netflix Rent/Buy: Nope Best Actor, Sound Mixing, Sound Editing Bohemian Rhapsody Streaming: Nope Rent/Buy: Amazon, Google Play, iTunes, Vudu Best Costume Design, Production Design, Original Score Black Panther Streaming: Netflix Rent/Buy: Amazon, Google Play, iTunes, Vudu, YouTube Best Adapted Screenplay BlacKkKlansman Streaming: Nope Rent/Buy: Amazon, Google Play, iTunes, Vudu, YouTube Best Actress  The Favourite Streaming: Nope Rent/Buy: Amazon, Google Play, iTunes, Vudu, YouTube Best Original Song  A Star is Born Streaming: Nope Rent/Buy: Google Play, iTunes, YouTube, Microsoft Store, Movies Anywhere Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga in A Star is Born. Warner Bros Best Supporting Actress If Beale Street Could Talk Streaming: Nope Rent/Buy: Still in theaters Best Makeup and Hairstyling Vice Streaming: Nope Rent/Buy: Still in theaters Best Visual Effects First Man Streaming: Nope Rent/Buy: Amazon, Google Play, iTunes, Vudu, YouTube Best Animated FilmSpider-Man: Into the Spider-VerseStreaming: NopeRent/Buy: Still in theatersBest Documentary – FeatureFree SoloStreaming: NopeRent/Buy: Amazon, Google Play, iTunes, Vudu, YouTubeBest Documentary – Short SubjectPeriod. End of SentenceStreaming: Netflix Best Animated Short FilmBaoStreaming: NopeRent/Buy: YouTube, Google Play RGBIncredibles 2 Pixar All other nominated films A Quiet Place Streaming: EPIX Rent/Buy:  Amazon, Google Play, iTunes, Vudu, YouTube Avengers: Infinity War Streaming: Netflix Rent/Buy: Amazon, Google Play, iTunes, Vudu, YouTube The Ballad of Buster Scruggs Streaming: Netflix Rent/Buy: Nope Can You Ever Forgive Me? Streaming: Nope Rent/Buy: Amazon, Google Play, iTunes, Vudu, YouTube Capernaum Streaming: Nope Rent/Buy: Still in theaters Cold War Streaming: Nope Rent/Buy: Still in theaters At Eternity’s Gate Streaming: Nope Rent/Buy: Amazon, Google Play, iTunes, Vudu, YouTube First Reformed Streaming: Amazon, KanopyRent/Buy: Amazon, Google Play, iTunes, Vudu, YouTube Hale County This Morning, This Evening Streaming: Nope Rent/Buy: Still in theaters Incredibles 2 Streaming: Netflix  Rent/Buy: Amazon, Google Play, iTunes, Vudu, YouTube Isle of Dogs Streaming: HBO Rent/Buy: Amazon, Google Play, iTunes, Vudu, YouTube Mary Poppins Returns Streaming: Nope Rent/Buy: Still in theaters Mary Queen of Scots Streaming: Nope Rent/Buy: Amazon, Google Play, iTunes Minding the Gap Streaming: Hulu, PBSRent/Buy: Nope Mirai Streaming: Nope Rent/Buy: Still in theaters Never Look Away Streaming: Nope Rent/Buy: Still in theaters Of Fathers and Sons Streaming: KanopyRent/Buy: Still in theaters cropralphbreakstheinternetRalph Breaks the Internet Disney Ralph Breaks the Internet Streaming: Nope Rent/Buy: Amazon, Google Play, iTunes, Vudu, YouTube RBG Streaming: Hulu, HooplaRent/Buy: Amazon, Google Play, iTunes, Vudu, YouTube Ready Player One Streaming: HBO Rent/Buy: Amazon, Google Play, iTunes, Vudu, YouTube Shoplifters Streaming: HooplaRent/Buy: Amazon, iTunes, Vudu, YouTube The Wife Streaming: Nope Rent/Buy: Amazon, Google Play, iTunes, YouTube 0 Post a commentcenter_img Now playing: Watch this: Stream these 2019 Oscar nominees now 2:33 Tags Share your voice Marvel Target Oscars 2019 Amazon Google Play iTunes Netflix YouTube The Avengerslast_img read more

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first_img“Our study is an important step in understanding how the climate change happening in the remote and inhospitable Antarctic waters will impact the warming of the oceans as a whole and future sea level rise,” explained Professor Alberto Naveira Garabato, who led the project, in a press release.You may remember that “Boaty McBoatface” was the winner of an online contest asking the internet to name a new British polar research vessel. In the end, that ship was instead named in honor of Sir David Attenborough and a small yellow drone sub was christened with the noble McBoatface name instead.Now McBoatface’s legacy has been forever enshrined in the annals of science: the new research is published in the latest edition of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.”This study is a great example of how exciting new technology such as the unmanned submarine ‘Boaty McBoatface’ can be used,” said Dr. Povl Abrahamsen of the British Antarctic Survey.It might be a small little McBoatface, but it still feels as if we all live on that yellow submarine and the whole internet is all aboard. Everybody! We all live in a…. Sci-Tech Culture Online This speedboat can go underwater Post a comment Now playing: Watch this: Share your voice Boaty, seen here on a bigger boaty. Povl Abrahamsen, British Antarctic Survey After all these years, it does sort of feel like we all live on this yellow submarine. The intrepid Boaty McBoatface is back in the news yet again now that the first scientific findings using data from the internet’s fave autonomous sub have been published.Back in April of 2017, the mini-sub with the goofy name spent three days maneuvering through the dark, cold and mountainous waters of the Southern Ocean. Over 180 kilometers (112 miles) it measured the temperature, salt content and turbulence of the water at the bottom of this foreboding sea. Boaty’s data helped scientists make a connection between intensifying winds over the Southern Ocean and rising sea levels. Basically, winds near the bottom of the world have been getting stronger thanks to the Antarctic hole in the ozone layer and rising greenhouse gas emissions. The winds appear to increase turbulence deep in the ocean, as detected by Boaty. This turbulence in turn stirs up colder, denser water from the deep with warmer water above. The resulting warming of the water is a significant contributor to rising sea levels, according to researchers from the UK’s University of Southampton.center_img Boaty don’t need to floaty! Boaty McBoatface dives into first Antarctic mission Boaty McBoatface will set sail after all — in the form of a drone sub RRS Boaty McBoatface could be the UK’s next polar research vessel 0 2:13 Tagslast_img read more

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first_imgThe H-1B programme issues US visas to skilled foreign workers.European UnionThe Trump administration has no plans to cap H-1B work visas for nations that force foreign companies to store data locally, the State Department said on Thursday.Reuters reported on Wednesday that the United States had told India it was considering restricting the H-1B visa programmes for countries with the data storage requirement. The H-1B programme issues US visas to skilled foreign workers.”The Trump Administration has no plans to place caps on H-1B work visas for nations that force foreign companies to store data locally,” a State Department spokeswoman said in a statement in response to the Reuters article.While an administration’s “Buy American Hire American” executive order calls for a broad review of US worker visa programs, including the H-1B program, it was not targeted at a specific country, the spokeswoman said.It is “completely separate from our ongoing discussions with India about the importance of ensuring the free flow of data across borders,” the spokeswoman added.Earlier on Thursday, India said it was in talks with the United States on H-1B visas, but foreign ministry spokesman Raveesh Kumar told a news conference: “We have not heard anything officially from the US government” on capping such permits for Indians.US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is scheduled to visit New Delhi next week for talks that will include areas of disagreement between the two countries over trade.Two senior Indian officials told Reuters on Wednesday they had been briefed last week on a US plan to cap the number of H-1B visas given annually to Indians at between 10% and 15% of the total number issued.There is no country-specific limit on the 85,000 H-1B work visas the United States issues every year, and an estimated 70% of them go to Indians.last_img read more

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first_img However, Mansuripur’s bold claim of a paradox with the Lorentz law has generated some intense criticism. One critic, Daniel Vanzella, a physics professor at the University of Sao Paulo in Sao Carlos, Brazil, has submitted a comment to Physical Review Letters arguing that the Lorentz law is perfectly compatible with special relativity, and that Mansuripur has misunderstood relativistic mechanics. The only paradox, Vanzella says, is why the high-ranking journal accepted the paper in the first place.Charge-magnet paradoxThe basis of Mansuripur’s argument is that the Lorentz law violates special relativity by producing different results in different reference frames. According to special relativity, the laws of physics – including electromagnetism – must be the same in all non-accelerating reference frames. He describes a scenario in which a magnetic dipole and a nearby electric charge are located a certain distance apart. When the magnet and the electric charge are at rest, no net force is exchanged between the two. This is because static electric charges only produce electric fields (to which the magnet is oblivious), and static magnets only produce magnetic fields (to which the static electric charge is oblivious). Both the Lorentz law and the Einstein-Laub version give the same result: the magnet experiences neither a force nor a torque from the electric charge.However, the Lorentz law gives a different result when a stationary observer watches the magnet and electric charge in a moving reference frame. Here, the observer sees the moving electric charge exert a torque on the moving magnet, causing the magnet to rotate as it tries to align itself with the electric field. The presence of this torque differs from the observation in the stationary reference frame where there is no torque.On the other hand, the Einstein-Laub formula, when combined with a corresponding torque formula, gives zero torque value for observers in both reference frames, complying with special relativity.The Lorentz law’s incompatibility with special relativity is not its only shortcoming, according to Mansuripur. Another equally important issue is the long-standing problem of “hidden momentum,” in which he shows that the Lorentz law fails to conserve momentum in certain situations involving magnetic media. In contrast, the Einstein-Laub equations show complete consistency with the conservation laws. For Mansuripur, this evidence indicates that the Einstein-Laub formula should be considered as a better way to understand classical electrodynamics. (Phys.org) — The laws of classical electromagnetism that were developed in the 19th century are the same laws that scientists use today. They include Maxwell’s four equations along with the Lorentz law, which describes the force exerted by electric and magnetic fields on charged particles. But Masud Mansuripur, a professor of Optical Sciences at The University of Arizona in Tucson, is now arguing that the Lorentz law of force is incompatible with special relativity and momentum conservation, and should be abandoned. In a recent issue of Physical Review Letters, he has suggested replacing the Lorentz law with a more general expression of electromagnetic force density, such as one developed by Albert Einstein and Jakob Laub in 1908. Best yet test of Lorentz invariance “This work provides a firm basis for all calculations of force, torque, momentum and angular momentum whenever electromagnetic fields (microwave, light, etc.) interact with material media,” Mansuripur told Phys.org. “The electromagnetic momentum and angular momentum become well-defined universal entities (i.e., the Abraham momentum), the need for ‘hidden momentum’ disappears, and satisfaction of conservation laws as well as conformity with special relativity are guaranteed.He explains that, during the past century, there has been a proliferation of equations for force and torque in the scientific literature, with scientists using several different formulas for the electromagnetic momentum. “My paper fixes the foundational equations and allows researchers to compare their experimental results against a single, well-defined theory,” he said.Quantum natureAccording to Mansuripur, the underlying reason for the difference between the Lorentz law and Einstein-Laub formula involves how each equation mathematically describes the quantum nature of electromagnetic fields and media. For its part, the Lorentz law depicts electric and magnetic dipoles as pairs of positive and negative charges or stable loops of current that interact with electromagnetic fields in terms of free and bound charges and currents. In contrast, the Einstein-Laub formula describes material media as spatio-temporal distributions of charge, current, polarization, and magnetization. Mansuripur explains why this distinction is important.“The fact that the electron orbits inside atoms and molecules are stable is a quantum-mechanical phenomenon,” he said. “Neither Maxwell’s equations nor the Lorentz law of force (and nor, for that matter, the Einstein-Laub force/torque equations) can account for the stability of the electron orbit. The fact that electrons, protons and neutrons have a magnetic moment associated with their spin angular momentum is also a relativistic quantum effect that has no explanation within classical physics. What Maxwell’s equations and the Lorentz law (or the Einstein-Laub law) do is provide formulas that describe the behavior of fields and material media as they are, without attempting to justify that behavior. The Lorentz law, however, simplifies the underlying physics by assuming that electric and magnetic dipoles can be treated as distributions of ordinary electrical charge and current. In contrast, the Einstein-Laub equation and the accompanying torque equation treat free charge, free current, electric dipoles, and magnetic dipoles as four distinct constituents of material media.“So, for example, the fact that a magnetic dipole is associated with something resembling a loop of current is a quantum mechanical effect. The Lorentz law does not ignore this fact, but it takes the resemblance to a current loop too far, treating the magnetic dipole as if it were actually a loop of ordinary current. In contrast, the Einstein-Laub formula acknowledges that magnetic dipoles exist as distinct entities – what makes them distinct is quantum mechanics, of course, but Einstein-Laub does not attempt to justify the existence of these dipoles or their nature. The Einstein-Laub formulas then provide a ‘recipe’ for calculating the force and torque on these dipoles, which turns out to be different from the ‘recipe’ provided by the Lorentz law.”No paradox?One critic of Mansuripur’s ideas, Vanzella, thinks that the paper is so flawed that it should not have been published at all. In his comment submitted to the journal, Vanzella points out that the Lorentz force can be put in a covariant form. In special relativity, a covariant law cannot lead to incompatible descriptions of the same phenomenon in different inertial reference frames. He explains that Mansuripur has incorrectly used relativistic mechanics and ignored a hidden momentum that makes the Lorentz formula predict a torque in one reference frame but not another. “This has blown way out of proportion,” Vanzella said. “Let me begin by stating the most important point: there is no incompatibility between the Lorentz force and special relativity. This is not a matter of opinion: any relativist knows that this is impossible for any specially-covariant law (as is the Lorentz force). By construction, a specially-covariant law is compatible with special relativity. This means that if it leads to a satisfactory description of a phenomenon in one inertial frame, then it leads to consistent descriptions in any inertial frame; there are no paradoxes.”He added that apparent paradoxes appear frequently when dealing with special relativity, but these paradoxes are actually due to simply missing or overlooking part of the relativistic argument. He says that a very similar “paradox” to the charge-magnet paradox, called the Trouton-Noble paradox, was presented and resolved more than 100 years ago. “In this particular case, using a current loop in a perfectly-conducting ring to model the magnet’s magnetic moment, one has to use special relativity to show that, even when the ring is at rest, the total momentum of the system is not zero (when subject to an external electric field),” he explained. “This momentum has been termed ‘hidden’ in the literature and this has led to some confusion, but let me stress that it is real momentum. Mansuripur is missing the point that this momentum is not an ad hoc invention only to solve paradoxes; its existence is forced upon us (upon Nature, actually) due to the principles of special relativity alone. In my comment I do not postulate the existence of this momentum. I simply use special relativity to calculate it; no additional hypothesis other than special relativity and the Lorentz force. Therefore, when Mansuripur dismisses this ‘hidden’ momentum he is doing exactly what I said is needed to arrive at a paradox: missing or overlooking part of the relativistic argument.”Despite his strong disagreement with Mansuripur, he emphasized that his criticism does not suggest anything against Mansuripur’s scientific credibility.“Please note that I don’t think that Mansuripur not knowing the solution of the ‘charge-magnet paradox’ (or not understanding the given solution) is that bad,” Vanzella said. “Special relativity is certainly not his expertise and confuses a lot of people, even physicists.”He also added that he’s not necessarily arguing that the Lorentz law must be the correct law of force, either, but just that special relativity cannot be used to testify against it. The question of which law is correct is an experimental issue. Still, he’s adamant that there is no paradox in this situation.“I wouldn’t even call Mansuripur’s idea ‘controversial,’” he said. “Would you call ‘controversial’ the idea that the Earth is flat? It is simply and provably wrong (I mean the claim that the Lorentz force is incompatible with special relativity).”In a response to Vanzella’s comment, also submitted to Physical Review Letters, Mansuripur has stuck to his original argument, explaining that there is no need to introduce hidden momentum, and that the Trouton-Noble paradox was subtly but significantly different than the charge-magnet paradox.Future of Einstein-LaubDespite the advantages of Einstein-Laub formula, Mansuripur acknowledges that it is not without its own problems. In 1979, physicist Iver Brevik performed an extensive review of the Einstein-Laub formula and other possible candidates for an energy-momentum tensor for the electromagnetic field. In some of the experiments, the Einstein-Laub formula did not match actual observations as closely as another formula, the Helmholtz force equation. However, Mansuripur argues that, due to the potential significance of this idea, the contrary evidence deserves a closer examination.“My colleagues and I are currently trying to identify situations where the distinction between the Lorentz law and the Einstein-Laub formulation is unambiguous, then try to conduct experiments to determine which law is operative in such situations,” he said. “Personally, I don’t attach much significance to the historical evidence against the Einstein-Laub formulation as reviewed in the paper by Brevik. The experiments were all electrostatic experiments, involving the flow of some dielectric fluid into a capacitor. The theoretical methods used to analyze the problem were extremely confusing; many approximations were made, and the Einstein-Laub formula itself was never used directly; instead they used a stress tensor associated with Einstein-Laub, which I have shown elsewhere to be incorrect.Mansuripur also plans to further investigate what he thinks has been a much overlooked distinction between the two formulas: a term that describes the force density of an electric field acting on the polarization density of a material medium. Whereas the Lorentz law uses –(del.P)E, the Einstein-Laub formula uses (P.del)E. Although the two formulations give exactly the same total force and total torque on any solid object, differences emerge when dealing with soft objects.“If applied to soft objects such as biological cells under intense illumination or droplets of oil or water in optical tweezers, the two formulas give different force and torque ‘distributions’ throughout the object,” he said. “This difference in force/torque distribution will then manifest itself in different deformations of the object under intense illumination. Our near-term goal, therefore, is to look for deformations of soft objects in optical tweezers experiments. A long-term goal is to look for observable differences between Lorentz and Einstein-Laub in magnetic materials.” This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Charge-magnet paradox: the point electric charge q and the point magnetic dipole to its right are separated by distance d in the x’y’z’ frame. An observer in the x’y’z’ frame sees no torque, but a stationary observer in the xyz frame watching the x’y’z’ system move with constant velocity along the z axis sees the moving electric charge exert a torque on the moving magnet. Image credit: Mansuripur. ©2012 American Physical Society More information: Masud Mansuripur, “Trouble with the Lorentz Law of Force: Incompatibility with Special Relativity and Momentum Conservation.” Physical Review Letters 108, 193901 (2012). DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.108.193901 Explore further Copyright 2012 Phys.org All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or part without the express written permission of PhysOrg.com. Citation: Is a classical electrodynamics law incompatible with special relativity? 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first_img News | PACS | March 19, 2018 Exa PACS Helps Teleradiology Provider Increase Productivity 400 Percent Nine months after the implementation of Exa PACS (picture archiving and communication system) from Konica Minolta… read more Image courtesy of Philips Healthcare Related Content October 20, 2009 – Virtual Radiologic Corp. (NASDAQ:VRAD), a provider of teleradiology services and technology solutions, released vRad Enterprise Connect version 2.1, which enables clients to access the product solution on mobile PDAs, as well as use new transcription capabilities, known as vRad Scribe, in addition to the existing voice recognition technology.Other improvements include augmented utilization reporting tools and more flexible user account management. vRad Enterprise Connect is provided via software as a service to help radiology practices grow their own business and profitability. vRad Enterprise Connect is already improving the productivity of clients at 30 medical facilities, with an additional 25 facilities under contract for deployment.The primary objectives of the Company’s vRad Enterprise Connect clients are to improve patient care at the facilities they serve and to enhance the productivity of their practices. With the core approach of making existing RIS/PACS systems easier to use, vRad Enterprise Connect achieves these objectives by:· Enabling radiologists to service multiple facilities from a single dynamic location.· Load balancing study volume between radiologists based on geography, time of day, subspecialty and practice preference.· Using a single system to efficiently access patient information across disparate RIS/PACS systems.· Expanding practice capacity and subspecialty expertise via direct technology connection to Virtual Radiologic’s 135 affiliated radiologists as needed to meet total demand.For more information: www.virtualrad.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Breast Density | February 14, 2019 Densitas Enters Partnership Agreement With TeleMammography Specialists Breast imaging analytics company Densitas Inc. announced a new collaboration partnership with TeleMammography… read more News | Ultrasound Imaging | March 30, 2018 Philips Integrates Reacts Tele-Ultrasound Platform on Lumify Portable Systems Philips in partnership with Innovative Imaging Technologies (IIT) announced an industry-first integrated tele-… read more News | Teleradiology | May 06, 2019 Chipmunk Health Chooses Philips HealthSuite for Telehealth Services Philips announced that telehealth service provider Chipmunk Health, with locations in the Netherlands and Canada, is… read more News | Teleradiology | April 10, 2019 vRad Receives 19th Patent vRad (Virtual Radiologic), a Mednax Radiology Solutions practice, announced that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office… read more center_img News | Orthopedic Imaging | November 09, 2017 Sectra to Provide Orthopedic Post-Operative Follow-Up for Teleradiology Company International medical imaging IT and cybersecurity company Sectra recently signed an agreement with the global… read more News | October 19, 2009 vRAD Upgrade Delivers Teleradiology to PDAs News | Teleradiology | November 25, 2018 Siemens Healthineers Showcases syngo Virtual Cockpit for More Flexible Workforce Management During the 104th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), Nov. 25-30… read more News | Teleradiology | May 10, 2018 DocPanel Partners With University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine Teleradiology company DocPanel announced a partnership with the University of Southern California (USC) Keck School of… read more Technology | Ultrasound Imaging | May 15, 2019 Clarius Releases Clarius Live Ultrasound Telemedicine Solution Clarius Mobile Health released a telemedicine solution called Clarius Live. The simple-to-use feature allows any… read more Technology | Teleradiology | June 28, 2018 Dictum Health Launches Advanced Telestroke Module for Virtual Exam Room Platform Dictum Health Inc., creators of the Virtual Exam Room (VER) telehealth technology, announced the release of their Care… read more last_img read more

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first_img News | PET-CT | February 06, 2019 SPECIAL SUPPLEMENT: Examining the Value of Digital PET/CT Technological advancements in positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) offer both clinicians and pat read more News | Radiation Therapy | May 31, 2019 RefleXion Opens New Manufacturing Facility for Biology-guided Radiotherapy Platform RefleXion Medical recently announced the opening of its new manufacturing facility at its headquarters in Hayward,… read more News | PET-CT | August 15, 2019 United Imaging Announces First U.S. Clinical Installation of uExplorer Total-body PET/CT United Imaging announced that its uExplorer total-body positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) system… read more Feature | May 01, 2014 | Raissa Rocha Improvements in PET/CT Systems This article appeared as an introduction to a Comparison Chart on PET/CT Systems in the May 2014 issue. News | Computed Tomography (CT) | June 17, 2019 International Working Group Releases New Multiple Myeloma Imaging Guidelines An International Myeloma Working Group (IMWG) has developed the first set of new recommendations in 10 years for… read more News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | June 05, 2019 BGN Technologies Introduces Novel Medical Imaging Radioisotope Production Method BGN Technologies, the technology transfer company of Ben-Gurion University (BGU), introduced a novel method for… read more The Siemens Biograph mCT Flow PET/CT system.Since entering the market in 2001, PET/CT (positron emission tomography/computed tomography) has come a long way in combining the benefits of individual PET and CT imaging. Last year saw the release of several new innovative technologies, marking improvements on previous generations of PET/CT, such as continuous data acquisition and bed motion, as well as higher image resolutions.The basis of PET/CT is the fusion of anatomical and functional information acquired simultaneously by the hybrid scanner. By capturing anatomy from the CT and combining it with the functional processes observed through PET, physicians have more accurate information with which to diagnose or treat a patient. Furthermore, the resulting image is composed of co-registered scans, meaning they were acquired with the same protocols and with the added benefit of having the patient lying in the same position for both PET and CT modalities. And in a PET/CT, the CT portion provides attenuation correction for the image.This hybrid modality brings significant advantages to both physicians and patients. Overall scan times are reduced, since the patient is undergoing just one session and not separate PET and CT examinations. It is also convenient for patients who may find going to two separate facilities or a facility twice for two different imaging scans an inconvenience. PET/CT also avoids challenges associated with attempting to fuse a PET image and CT image acquired at different times and possibly at different facilities, improving a physician’s chance of detecting malignant lesions or planning a life-saving radiation treatment plan for a patient.New Systems Debut in 2013When PET/CT emerged a little more than a decade ago, much of its limitations were similar to those faced by individual PET and CT. Today, advances across both modalities are increasing PET/CT capabilities and helping to improve efficiencies for hospitals and institutions that use the combined modality.Dustin Osborne, Ph.D., an assistant professor in radiology and director of clinical research for the molecular imaging and translational research program at the University of Tennessee School of Medicine, described the state of its PET/CT program. “Over the past decade, our numbers have remained largely unchanged. With access to the latest technology along with moderate staffing adjustments, we have been able to increase our scheduling capacity by 50 percent and our average number of scans per day by nearly 44 percent.”Osborne uses the latest offering from Siemens Healthcare, the Biograph mCT Flow PET/CT system, first introduced at the 2013 annual meeting of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI). Cleared by the U.S. Food and DrugAdministration (FDA), it features a new technology, FlowMotion, that moves the patient continuously through the system’s gantry, producing a more robust stream of data that is acquired in a single motion as opposed to previous stop-and-go iterations.“FlowMotion uses a magnetically driven table and new data processing models, resulting in continuous bed motion throughout the entire procedure.” said Robert Brait, national product manager for PET/CT at Siemens’ Molecular Imaging Division. “Previously you would do a whole-body scan on a stop-and-go scanner, after which you may see that you need to do a high-resolution image of the head and neck or do some type of gating for the chest. Now, you can combine the high resolution of the head and neck, the gating to correct for motion in the chest and abdomen, and apply time-of-flight reconstruction to improve contrast in the pelvis,” he added.Also unveiled in 2013 was the fully digital Vereos PET/CT system by Philips Healthcare. Released at the 2013 annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), the Vereos is the first to use digital silicon photomultiplier detectors instead of traditional analog detectors, reportedly doubling the sensitivity gain, volumetric resolution and quantitative accuracy over that of analog systems. The system has received 510(k) clearance from the FDA.Trends for the FutureThe continuous bed motion feature found in Siemens’ FlowMotion technology has receivedpositive feedback thus far from patients andphysicians alike, said both Brait and Osborne. In a survey conducted by Osborne and his team at the University of Tennessee, physicians were found to prefer reading studies with data acquired by continuous bed motion versus data collected from step-and-shoot technologies. “The center part of a PET scanner is the most sensitive and where you get the best resolution,” said Osborne. “With FlowMotion, every part of the patient passes through that central region at some point during the scan, and you get a uniform sensitivity profile across the entire axial extent of the scan. That helps to improve contrast for the physicians when they’re looking through the axial images.” In April, GE Healthcare launched its Q.Clear PET/CT technology, which is designed to provide up to two times improvement in both quantitative accuracy and image quality. Current PET iterative reconstruction, such as time of flight (TOF) and OSEM, force a compromise between image quality andquantitation. GE said its Q.Clear brings convergence without the need for compromise between quantitation and image quality.The use of this hybrid modality is expected to grow in the coming years, particularly in radiation oncology, which comprises a majority of the volume of PET/CT imaging. “I think that’s an area where PET/CT is going to experience a tremendous amount of growth,” concluded Osborne.  FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Related Content News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | July 01, 2019 Bracco Imaging Acquires Blue Earth Diagnostics Bracco Imaging S.p.A. has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Blue Earth Diagnostics, a molecular imaging company… read more Technology | PET-CT | January 23, 2019 FDA Clears United Imaging Healthcare uExplorer Total-Body Scanner January 23, 2019 — United Imaging Healthcare (United Imaging) announced U.S. read more X-ray images such as the one on the left fail to indicate many cases of advanced bone destruction caused by multiple myeloma, says the author of new guidelines on imaging for patients with myeloma and related disorders. 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first_img“When that happened, the wires would produce a lot of noise, and the lights would flicker, and it would smell like burning. We could hear the people shouting,” Bao said. “I was always praying to God not to be brought downstairs.”Ivory Coast’s military has launched a widespread campaign of arrests and detentions, charge former detainees and human rights groups. Scores of Ivorians like Bao are being rounded up on allegations of involvement in recent attacks on the military or of otherwise attempting to undermine state security.Since early August, Ivory Coast’s military has been targeted in nine attacks by shadowy gunmen that have sparked fears of renewed violence in this West African nation, the world’s largest cocoa producer.President Alassane Ouattara’s government has blamed the attacks on allies of former President Laurent Gbagbo, whose refusal to concede defeat in the November 2010 election sparked six months of violence that claimed at least 3,000 lives.The country’s U.N. mission said in mid-August that 100 arrests of those suspected of the attacks had been documented. A U.N. official, who is not authorized to speak for the mission, said this week that that number had more than doubled. 5 ways to recognize low testosterone As they wait for Coulibaly to be installed in his new position, the former detainees in San Pedro question whether the abuse they and others have endured has made the city any safer.“For me, I don’t believe in the confessions they received,” Bao said, “because these confessions were made under torture.”(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project Asked whether the beatings were severe, he laughed and said: “There’s no two ways of beating someone. We beat them severely so they can remember.”Abuse allegations in San Pedro should be investigated immediately, said Matt Wells, West Africa researcher for Human Rights Watch.“The nature and pattern of the detainee mistreatment would indicate that, at a minimum, the camp’s commanders should have been aware of such abuses and taken steps to prevent them and to punish soldiers involved,” he said. “Ivorian authorities should investigate immediately and ensure that anyone responsible is brought to justice.”Meanwhile, there are concerns that the torture in San Pedro could soon worsen.The government confirmed this week that Ousmane Coulibaly, a former zone commander in the New Forces rebel group, which controlled northern Ivory Coast from 2002 to 2010, had been appointed prefect of the San Pedro region.Coulibaly has been implicated by Human Rights Watch in grave crimes during the post-election crisis, including torture and extrajudicial killings in Abidjan’s Yopougon district.Wells said the appointment “mocks the victims of these abuses and the government’s promise to deliver impartial justice.” While torture allegations have been documented at multiple military facilities, the U.N. officials said that some of the worst came from detainees at the San Pedro camp, including credible reports of electrical shocks.Few detainees in the city had spoken up about their experiences at the camp because of threats they received before being released, said Serges Dagbo, San Pedro representative for the Ivorian Human Rights League.But in recent interviews with The Associated Press, four former detainees described harsh conditions marked by cramped quarters, minimal food and the frequent use of violence to extract confessions.Like other detainees, 40-year-old Plika Sokouli said he was never told exactly why he was arrested in late August at the stand where he sells pineapples and homemade liquor.But he said the threat of violence was apparent as soon as he arrived at the camp.“When I got there a guard took a pistol and put it in my mouth and told me to speak,” he said. “I said I knew nothing.”Christian Hino, a 34-year-old former gas station attendant who is currently jobless, said eight detainees were handcuffed before being subjected to one-on-one torture sessions, which lasted up to 25 minutes. Check your body, save your life Top Stories Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvementcenter_img Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix Of those, he said, four were laid down on the grass outside the camp’s main building, and long wires were attached to their feet, midsections and necks before electrical shocks were administered.“At around 4 a.m., a policeman who was arrested became unconscious from the electrocution,” Hino said. “I was really afraid. He was not reacting. People were wondering if he was dead.”The camp’s top official, Capt. Sekou Bema Ouattara, denied allegations of physical abuse, and claimed prisoners had never been held there for longer than a day or so.Still, he defended the military’s campaign to root out enemies of the state among the local population.“It’s because of our determination and work that San Pedro has not been attacked,” he said.Lt. Aboubakar Traore, the camp’s second-in-command, also denied that physical abuse occurred at the camp. But he said soldiers may have resorted to torture while commanders were away.“I don’t want to say that we are perfect,” he said. “I’m not sleeping here. I don’t know exactly what the soldiers do when I’m sleeping.”But a guard at the facility, who spoke on condition of anonymity for fear of reprisals, said prisoners were routinely held there for multiple days for investigation. He also said beatings were commonplace, claiming they occurred when commanders were gone. Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day 0 Comments   Share   3 international destinations to visit in 2019 Sponsored Stories Associated PressSAN PEDRO, Ivory Coast (AP) – The soldiers lined up the detainees in a row on the grass in the middle of the night and beat them with sticks. 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