that's on the washington post's website. to the china daily, and there's been a fuller apology from the head of united airlines, after the forced removal of a passengerfrom one of its planes. the incident has seen the parent company's trading share price drop. a start—up firm has raised tens of millions of dollars, and is hoping to offer "hackers for hire." synack says other companies will be able to rent out expert security researchers, who then hack into networks to highlight cyber vulnerabilities. that's also in the ft. catching enough z‘s at night, or severely sleep deprived? the new york times looks at the study of sleep, and how academics are developing tools to help us rest better. they include weighted blankets and a headband that uses sound waves to induce sleep. joining us is kulveer range, director of digital public services for atos.
good morning. i cannot be grumpy review two here. fears. i'm really grumpy, no, not at all. well, it looks like resident putin is grumpy about what is going on. it looks like he is sticking his heels in on the front page of the financial times here in the uk. —— digging. rex tillerson has arrived in moscow for talks, and in advance of those talks, the british and the us have been making over sure is that they really wa nt been making over sure is that they really want russia to change its policy on a side in syria. —— assad in syria. they say that it was rebel groups who were involved in the chemical attacks. one thing that we can confirm from this story is that turkish authorities have confirmed
that chemical weapons were used, after doing autopsies on the bodies. it was sarin, and nerve agent. after doing autopsies on the bodies. it was sarin, and nerve agentli think the key is that you really wa nt think the key is that you really want the security agencies, the people with the information, you wa nt people with the information, you want those guys to sit in a darkened footti want those guys to sit in a darkened room and have a conversation and exchange information. ithink room and have a conversation and exchange information. i think this posturing, whether it is the g7 or whether it is president putin, is not helping the world in understanding what is going on here. so the fact is, america all the west could have been duped, quite possibly? most people think that quite unlikely. i'm just possibly? most people think that quite unlikely. i'mjust playing devils advocate. maybe the rebels did get their hands on chemical weapons. after weapons of mass destruction in iraq, after all that, we are not as trusting of the security briefings we get from politicians. hence, presumably, that call politicians. hence, presumably, that ca ll fretful politicians. hence, presumably, that call fretful investigation. absolutely. but they need to discuss this off the newspapers. this meeting with rex tillerson, given what the g7 said yesterday, which
was no fresh sanctions, they will wait and see, what tools does he have in his armoury to pressure russia? it strikes me he does not have many. i think he has gone there with nothing in his back pocket. i know that borisjohnson, the foreign secretary and my former boss, was trying very hard with his us colleagues to try to get something stronger in terms of sanctions that the g7 can impose. they haven't got that. it looks like it has been two days and you come out with a view of, let's wait and see. that doesn't help ina of, let's wait and see. that doesn't help in a negotiation to try to change russia's mind. indeed. let's stay with the us, in some ways. sean spicer. since when does a press secretary become almost as famous as the president? well, when you keep saying incorrect things in your press briefings. fake news, bad history, he doesn't understand what happened, but this is sean spicer who did say that hitler didn't even think to using chemical weapons when
talking about what has happened in syria with assad. just to show how quickly this goes, it is social media as much as anything else, i typed his name into google today and the first word that comes up after his main mis—hit. this isjust incompetence. —— his main mis—hit. this isjust incompetence. — — after his main mis—hit. this isjust incompetence. —— after his name is hitler. hitler is infamous for many things, but he gassed jewish people. gas is a chemical weapon. let's talk about the press secretary. he came out and apologise, as he should have. well but in fact, when he came back, and was given an opportunity by one of the people in the press i’ooiti by one of the people in the press room to clarify, he dug an even bigger hole. he said, well, he didn't use them on his own people. hejust made it didn't use them on his own people. he just made it worse. he did. that was that the original conference. later he apologised again. he was givena later he apologised again. he was given a lifeline by a couple of the
reporters. i think the only word to describe it is what the young people say, which is "awks". it is very awkward when you watch this. he is meant to be the ultimate press professional in managing and getting the news out there for the trump administration. if he cannot do that without putting his foot in it, not even ina without putting his foot in it, not even in a small way, i think he has to consider his position. because of course he becomes the story, which he is not meant to. and also, it is pretty basic history. schoolkids know this stuff. that is the embarrassing thing. it is a difficultjob standing in front of all the media and having to get things right all the time. you guys do it very well every day. things right all the time. you guys do it very well every dayli things right all the time. you guys do it very well every day. i don't know about that. we all make mistakes, but there are mistakes and there are mistakes. do you know who sean spicer used to work for before the white house? he was a pr man, wasn't it? yes, for united airlines. no, i'mjoking. wasn't it? yes, for united airlines. no, i'm joking. but wasn't it? yes, for united airlines. no, i'mjoking. but he wasn't it? yes, for united airlines. no, i'm joking. but he very well could have worked for them, given their pr. i did read tweets something this morning —— did
retweet this morning. that old joke about holding your beer, let me have about holding your beer, let me have a go. the us is known for a few things. one of them is great customer service. things. one of them is great customer service. this is truly horrific, as described by the ceo of united airlines, oscar munoz. but belatedly, after he has been defending his staff. and, again, and other social media phenomenon. how quickly did that viral video spread with that unfortunate chinese—american man being dragged off the plane. vietnamese, actually. i only learnt that this morning. again, it is about smartphones being everywhere. you cannot hide. you cannot spin things when everybody cannot spin things when everybody can see from the footage. nobody can doctor this. there is a phrase that
has come out of this. if you hear the words" involuntary deboarding", grab onto your armrests. pr, for any organisation, they need to be on board. they need to realise, just as you said, the speed at which something like that, the footage can get around the world. and you cannot pretend something didn't happen, when it did. i was interviewing pr week yesterday, because he was given that 2017 pr week communicator of the year award. the pr director at united. he has apologised now, but the horse has bolted. why don't they just come out and say, we made a mistake, this was handled badly? your first 30 seconds, that first response. i have worked in politics and can indication is for a long time. your first response is what
will get traction. you have to think it through. but you also have to move fast, and that is how mistakes get made. you have to catch that window of opportunity to get the right response out. sometimes people are badly advised and moved to quickly and that is how this happens. we want to talk about sleep, but in about 25 seconds. this isa sleep, but in about 25 seconds. this is a company that will rent out its hackers. yes, if you want them, if you can find them, if you can afford them, you can hire a red team. this isa start—up them, you can hire a red team. this is a start—up called synack in the us. everybody from microsoft or google is piling into it. they have raised $55 million so far. cyber security is the big thing. it was only yesterday or the day before, a moneylending firm in the uk called wonga, they publicise last week that they had been hacked and thoughts of personal information had been stolen. —— lots of personal. this is the number one issue so many companies. we have a dearth of cyber security skills. you'll find more
businesses like generating funds and money. sleep, the new status symbol. it used to be all about not needing sleep, everybody just it used to be all about not needing sleep, everybodyjust kept working. now you have to boast about how much sleep you get. margaret thatcher in the got four hours a night. i love sleep. i'm a big fan of it. we have reports from mit and berkely, investigating sleep. there is a guy in paris, hugo murcia, who has invested $10 million and created this company called a dream. it is a headband that puts sound waves into your head to sleep. and you can listen to recordings of icelandic fa i ryta les, listen to recordings of icelandic fairytales, that can help you sleep. sorry, i slammed! in my humble opinion, switch off your phone, your tv, your ipad, get some exercise and have some sleep. we have run out of time. how a good day, folks. hello there, good morning. cooler, cloudy weather is more likely as we head into the easter weekend. there was some sunshine
around yesterday. it was quite warm in the sunshine too, that was pontypridd in wales. but further north it was rather grey, threatening skies that we had here in stirling in scotland. and we had this thick cloud across more northern parts of the uk, and that's slowly pushing its way southwards. we've got a westerly breeze, though, and that is dragging in cloud even across england and wales, so temperatures here won't be as low as they were last night. the rain, though, is further north and that will push its way slowly southwards during wednesday. but we'll start with some rain in the central belt. wetter in glasgow than it will be in edinburgh, some rain for northern ireland, some heavy rain perhaps over the hills of cumbria and into lancashire and by 9am a little rain for liverpool and manchester. that rain here is on a weather front but as it heads southwards, it's a familiar story, the weather front weakens considerably.
little or no rain on it. to the south we're looking at one or two showers but some brightness, some early sunshine before it clouds over more during the afternoon. some sunny spells following behind that weather front across the north and a few showers around. quite a cool breeze blowing across scotland will take the edge off those numbers. ten in glasgow, 16 in london, not far off what we had on tuesday. that weather front then, no rain on it really to help the gardens at all. it clears away. then behind that on thursday we're into a cooler north—westerly airflow. it could be quite a chilly start for many eastern areas of the uk, especially in the countryside first thing. but some sunshine in the morning. the tendency is, though, for things to cloud over more and more from the west with gradual moistening up of the air to bring us a few showers. but a lot of places will be dry further south and east. and those temperatures, ten to 1a degrees. some sunshine and a few showers for scotland on good friday. something drier and a little bit warmer towards the south—east but in between a cloudier zone where we're more likely to catch a few showers from time to time. and that really sums
up the easter weekend. it's certainly not going to be a washout by any means and when the sun comes out, as it will do, it will actually feel quite warm at this time of year of course. and we could, on saturday, have some sunshine and a few showers. we're getting chains of depressions, areas of low pressure pushing our way. so for easter day it could be more persistent rain across northern parts of the uk, and then between two areas of low pressure, easter monday may bring us something a little bit drier and brighter. now, i'm going to leave you with this temperature comparison. easter day, ten to 15 degrees, about average for this time of year. quite a bit cooler, though, now, i'm going to leave you with this temperature comparison. easter day, ten to 15 degrees, about average for this time of year. hello. this is breakfast, with dan walker and louise minchin. the hunt for clues begins after three explosions hit the bus carrying the german team borussia dortmund to a champions league match. one player was injured. but it's too early to know if it was a terrorist attack. good morning, it's