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is drastically changing we are determined to create an era where japan has a bright future which is peaceful and full of hope that. this begins a new era in japan. means beautiful harmony and well japanese so abraded with. notes of congratulations poured in from capitals around the world journalist sonia blasket has been covering the ceremonies at the imperial palace and joins us from tokyo hi sonia he does have the cation ceremony it was a solemn and fairly quick affair tell us more about how you experience today ceremony that's a day ceremonies they were even we could hear the rest of the yesterday's ten minutes today the first one just a little more than five minutes and no words was spoken to ring that spot we gave who sent it on to the new emperor and i think it was a very suitable way of doing that a very japanese way very used. the second one was.
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half an hour later and again we're just a few minutes seven minutes or so again a very solemn. and during the speech he emphasized that he wished for your happiness and peace of the nation so now this is the dawn of a new era with not he to tell us more about what we heard from him today in his speech was there any indication of what we can expect from him on the front. it became very clear during his speech that he would follow his father's legacy of basically being the chief consoler of the nation also an ambassador for peace. he emphasized how much he was inspired by his parents and that he would like to continue what they started which actually puts him very much at all with the japanese government which would like to militarize to pattern and also change the
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past that the pacifist constitution the new and for however he emphasized that he is really based on that pessimistic constitution how have important has this change this ushering in of a new era been for the japanese people it's been very important i would say at least as important as the change of emperor because it very much affects the daily lives you've shown pictures before of the festive mood here in japan it's like celebrating at the start of the year department stores have been handing out rice wine and cakes and so on couples rushed yesterday evening to get married still in the old a hasty era and others wants to get married at the start of the new grave ira and in the daily lives. japanese people actually don't live in the year two thousand and nineteen they've been living on to the thirtieth of april in his c thirty one and now we've started the year one so it's
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a very big change for the japanese right journalists on your basket speaking to us from tokyo thank you very much. now to some breaking news coming into us that the court of arbitration for sport has dismissed the appeal of the limbic champion caster semenya against the international athletics federation now that ruling means that the south african star will have to take drugs to lower her to stop if she wishes to compete against women the twenty eight year old had been seeking to over to turn a new set of idle a.f. regulations that are aimed at lowering that to stop their own levels of hyper androgenic athletes and the i contend the south african and other female athletes who are classed as having differences in sexual development gain an unfair advantage due to their higher testosterone levels. to sudan now where protesters are calling for a mass rally they say the army is not serious about handing power to civilians
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three weeks after it arrest ousted autocratic president omar al bashir sudan's military rulers are warning protesters against any further on the rest. of the ball and bring him have this report on how the hopes for revolution are affecting family ties. just a few weeks ago this family was deeply divided now most of do not see in his mothers who kind they can enjoy coffee together again with ease but to get here dictated to have to be ousted bridging a rift between two generations since the beginning of the sudanese uprising nearly four months ago one thousand year old has been protesting on the streets of khartoum he did so against his mother's will show. the sudanese people are passionate especially the young people respect ruled by this president for thirty years for thirty years we were humiliated the generations before us didn't do anything we realized we had to change something. for. a
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good that he had in the struggle to achieve this change dozens of people have been killed. begged him to stay at home own safety. of course and the bit. i would be very afraid because i did not know what would happen to him i never knew if he would come back safe or as a dead body so i can't describe it to those of us i think with negotiations between protest leaders and the military council under way and violence on the streets of siding so kind as released and has given her blessing to join the protests. what the young people have done and their determination and their will power this was completely unexpected is that people believe they were just an aimless generation. the years leading the protest have in fact never known any other reality than life and that i would share they have been bold in that elvis and since the dictators
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for generations old and young have come together in celebration but to some of the people here these revolutionary dreams have come at a past price. one of them is going to stand this is not his real name he travelled from the distant province of. she joined the uprising and asked us to hide his face because he fears retribution from his father in the us. when he found out i was protesting he stopped speaking to me. but i think my parents are loyal to the old regime because they are from a different generation they are slightly fanatical just like the old regime so much the same says he is field for going against his parents' wishes that his sense of duty towards the revolution is stronger both pianists have seen signs that they can change the mindset of their opponents through the act so. i saw it with my own eyes an older man crying to younger men and saying you were able to do what we could not
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the two young men may have different homes to go to but he had to sit in protest in . a similar vision of what they want the homeland to become a democratic free and inclusive sudan. you're watching news still to come making it and there were five world of classical music we find out about one south african schools aims to catapult its students into the world's leading orchestra. but first today is the first of may labor day and national holiday here in germany with thousands taking to the streets to call for better working conditions better pay more work life balance you name it but does work really have to be such a struggle not when you ask employees of a berlin startup called einhorn or unicorn they can choose when they come to work and they don't take orders from the boss take a look. begin condoms in colorful packaging as well as temp ponds and sanitary
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napkins are among the products offered by horn on paper the founders of autumn are tyler and philip z. for are still the managing to rector's but none of the company's sixteen employees have to take orders from them it's even written in their contracts this is the man who will miss everything we do is basically what respectable business people used to do by doing business with a conscience it works and it's possible to be successful it's just about redistribution we're highly profitable even though we reinvest everything into creating value despite treating everyone fairly we still post millions of euros in sales. last year sells rose to two point three million euros even though the office is almost empty this morning nobody knows when the others are coming and nobody checks bottom outside the says when employees love their jobs they don't have to be supervised like children. i've never been so happy about a job it's really something special and we're all motivated we're happy to go to
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work and everybody's glad to get up in the morning that's what we have here. from the designer to the person processing online orders einhorn says satisfied employees are part of its success. but there's another reason. that has to do with what the owners say we don't have to get seventy five to eighty percent of the pie we just want the share we deserve and share the rest of the time a salary committee determines pay levels according to professional experience and education it also decides how much the founders earn. this decision is. it's important for the salary committee to always keep the team in mind so everyone feels they're being treated fairly. but of course it has to take each individual into account as well as in its ability. that requires
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a lot of coordination working without a boss can be a challenge. constance feels that you can really run free and have a lot of creative ideas but you are responsible for implementing them so the best way to do that is by inspiring the whole team with your enthusiasm and sometimes that's not at all easy. some employees in a special unit speak at events about the new work culture but while many companies just talk about what working will look like in the future at einhorn they are already trying it out. now in south africa music school for children and young people in johannesburg has announced it's taking on an ambitious international goal it wants to send classically trained musicians from the township of soweto to take up leading positions at the world's best symphony orchestra's and places like london and new york. picked up
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a violin for the first time three years ago and since then classical music has become his passion the sixty year old so the african lives in switzer with his great grandmother because his mother a drug addict is really around. it tells me to fuck a bat but the situation that i'm in. they should be on my feet. but schooled in a course of. displacement. five times a week he goes to pass kate a music school in the heart of so wet oh it was opened by rosemary meldrum in one nine hundred ninety seven after the end of apartheid for the seventy five year old english violinist music is not just about getting neighborhood kids off the street sometimes it's about finding a special talent like golani. got a violin up and stick second under his chin and i could see almost immediately that
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it just fish it worked he's physically very talented and he's musical that. during apartheid playing classical music was a skill mostly reserved for whites and africans but for more than twenty years rosemary has worked to address this injustice and she does so with painstakingly high standards. but the hard work pays off. for the first lady to face trial in a few months or years with families could see she's very strict in the confines of the trust as time goes on to get to see why she was just the way she just was conceived first but when you see you diggity you know. through hours of work and determination nineteen year olds when dealing became first violin his next dream to join a prestigious international orchestra away from sweater. coming
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up on g.w. our environment show eco india we look at water as the basis of life we'll get to know one environmentalist restoring india's lakes and ask whether shellfish can cure if i r c s that's coming up in just a few minutes on thank you for watching. as
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the basis of. many bodies are polluted and groundwater reserves are endangered. but now there's an innovative water purification project. and see how an environmental activist is giving new life to dozens of.
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to live. more than just earning a living work promotes integration. workers are active independent and take part in society. but how do foreigners or people with disabilities join the workforce. we asked them. learn about the difficulties opportunities and successes made in germany in sixty minutes on d w. people here love life. they love their country but not the current conditions. iran a journey through a land full of contradictions. joy and sadness. confidence and
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doubt. our documentary depicts the contrasts of everyday life. and help people cope with the first. iran bittersweet. starts may second on g.w. . hello welcome to eco a sustainability magazine interview suit to change make us people like you and i while making a real difference for a cleaner. coming to you from blue by in india on this week's shore let's look at how a group of fishermen in bristol india by learning sustainable techniques to save
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their livelihood. how the indian concept of jugaad is working for frogs. and how you can have your coffee and eat it too. but first let's look at the story of the group of resolute fishermen invest in india oyster farming in the country is very hard work the families whose livelihood depends on it will tell you that they have to stand in the creeks and under the scorching sun for hours to bring back a small catch but a simple innovation has changed the lives of these families in the bar of the village. where. the women of the small village of about that on india's west coast are busy stringing together or oyster shells. for generations
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members of this fishing community toiled for long hours only to return with a minimal catch. all the hard work did little to improve their family's incomes. so it was a lucky lady luck that when i me all you ever used to go to the shore and collect naturally formed oysters in the creek. used to own very little money. and the oysters it would only be collected for about eight days a month and our hands and legs were always dressed was our backs used to hurt the sun was under lending to little level. rising temperatures and increasingly later rainy season so the men's catchers constantly trained on. so the women look for
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ways and means to maintain their family's livelihoods in turn two thirteen they were approached by the united nations development program with a plan that would simplify their lives by enabling them to farm oysters in the creek behind their homes. they were promised training and funds and asked to form a self-help group. press at the women self-help group was formed after much opposition and coaxing. just first said we are not interested in this and this is the job. we put up the band was struck in october going to thirteen and he was certain that this wasn't going to walk out of the looks of the looks of. some people used to laugh at us and
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say they will dig down our structures what if you are determined to see the very end this process took us the atlas of the decided that we will treat this like a game and that's how we started. the women quickly took to oyster farming after the simple demonstration. they also learnt that the oysters in the creek feed on plankton and waste and keep the water clean which no need for supplementary feed it's one of the cheapest and most environmentally friendly options in coastal areas. to begin with the women strung up four hundred fifty ropes on bamboo frames in the creek. the ropes are threaded with empty oyster shells are suspects are very common in the but out that creek.
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over time the spots attach themselves to the empty shells within twelve to fourteen months they grow to become commercially viable oysters producing a bumper crop for the farmers. the initial investment of about seventy five euros to buy bamboos and ropes returned eight times that amount and the project has been replicated in other regions across the west coast. i mean much about it when i'm with you because you don't want to define love mother i used to work at the fish market to sell my couch my friends there they would tell me the studio guy we saw you for doing the newspaper and heard about the success of your project tell us about it like i said you can do it do what you need to form a self-help group to be part of the project which of the. moment i had the muslim
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brothers the two out of this group that in my fish market alone i thought you should also benefit from this just like we did. this was a well this is the. much of india's coastline is well suited to oyster growth the demand for them is still minimal oysters are the least common shellfish on the menu in india only eaten by coastal communities this attitude changes very slowly. they only earn a few rupees poised but the money provides the women at least with essential savings and they share the profits amongst themselves at the end of the yeah. the women of what i turned out among the first oyster farmers in the state of maharashtra and they're putting paid to many gender stereotypes. that joe was. there most of the boys they ended up the you know husbands used to
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run in money and they used to handle well part of it to us we had to ban it everything with that amount what we had to think about the kids then think about ourselves because of this project i have money that i have. not able to manage our expenses so much better not one thought about it was that they were then the hard but the mother i would say to the women don't depend on your husband's financially everyone would be independent this is our time. he's happily really. i mean spiraling story there of how we really need. entire communities changed for the better the oysters that bought out that have not only help these women but also helping the environment by cleaning the backwaters the a farm did how does that work he doesn't explain. what would happen if you put mussels on clams into a large tank full of pollutants like fertilizers herbicides and industrial runoff.
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researchers tried it and found that their shellfish removed up to eighty percent of the contaminants within three days acting rather like natural cleansing agents. so does this mean that oysters clams or mussels could be used to purify our c.s. when mollusks like these hunt for tasty phytoplankton in the water they might indeed be part of the solution. a single oyster for example in its quest for food draws one hundred ten to one hundred eighty liters of water through its skills every day. during this process oysters filter out several dissolved nitrogen and phosphorous containing pollutants carbon dioxide and plastic from the water around the. plastic bags left on the beach harden in the sun become brittle and break into little pieces plastic fragments submerged in the seat can actually kill some marine
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creatures outright or enter the food chain and even end up on our plates. could help filter a lot of these plastics out of the water but that does pose something of a colon or a health problem. every one hundred grams of mussels eaten contains an estimated seventy pieces of debris that's the scary result of one study and it isn't just plastic it's re on its cotton we could be eating all of it. furthermore mollusks are under threat increased ocean acidity and. over harvesting have led to the disappearance of eighty five percent of global oyster reefs in the last one hundred years. fortunately awareness is growing now that studies have shown the important role mollusks play in cleaning the water they're being reintroduced to marine ecosystems but there's still a long way to go. since we are on the subject of cleaving our water bodies
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it's probably a good time to introduce you to cristobal the chennai based environmentalist who left behind a new creative job to start his engine the environmentalists foundation of india just last year the foundation work for the scientific eco restoration of over twenty water bodies across the country. groups of fallen ten working to clean up lakes and ponds in the city of tundra. many bodies of water in india cluttered with garbage the cleanup is one of many initiatives organized by the n.g.o.s environmentalist foundation of india over the past twelve years environmental activists are in krishnamurthy and his team have restored lakes across india krishnamurthy who has a degree in microbiology decided to take action because of the water shortage in many indian cities including his home city of chennai. two thousand and fifteen we
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had massive beings and after that we have prolonged periods of drought conditions and we've also heard of rainfall activity this is having a huge impact on the temperature on the ground water reserves and more they look at each body of water individually to decide how to remake sure it deacon sypher alton to remove the silt and deepen the lake so that the water and brain can once again drain into the earth allowing the ground water level to price. despite the problems tonight is actually known for its abundance of water that has one of the longest beaches in the world. and the city has over three hundred lakes and two hundred eighty poems the process of restoring water bodies like these is lengthy and arduous but it's worth the effort. in one neighborhood they joined forces with local residents to restore a lake. what you see here used to be water boarded that was
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clogged and arrested be put in the water body scientifically it has all been marred the wall that's been released now in addition to that the book relation planted that is water grown water to penetrate and retards the groundwater results has also been created and we have also fans to this water body to keep up the all the trash or do you need kind of dumping into this water body. by setting up camera traps they've also discovered that wildlife is returning to the area. to a pond has turned from rubbish dump to not true oasis that are plenty of birds which we can see behind which are enjoying those water boarding on a hard summer day there are also a lot of snakes frogs and the dog those which can be found at the border bodybags by any pond of lake is not just the water boarding area by design that for several life forms. the environmentalists need up to two years to restore a lake or pond the n.g.o.s work is financed by indian firms that donate money to
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environmental causes. so far they've been able to work on ninety three lakes bringing them back to life. water shortages are a constant issue right across india these drawings were done by school children in chennai. are in christian or murty often gets invited into schools to talk about the importance of protecting water resources he finds older students in particular are keen to help. in just two thousand and eighteen we've been able to engage fifty seven thousand individuals into for a while and doing activities and we're very positive because people are accepting and people are participating so that is one big big a mortician for us to do what your doing. the thirty three year old activist has won multiple awards for his work but he's not resting on his laurels there are
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still far too many lakes in india that are not yet as beautiful as this one here in chennai. indians are very resourceful we even have a word for it to get on the phone your. taking the concept of resourcefulness and frugal innovation to for us to start up to god lab specializes in training french companies in a wheat while minimizing the use of increasingly scarce resources and create more value. this is turning an old car into a ping pong table you can be. sure god is the term that hails from india that denotes a life back way of thinking which is becoming popular in paris. is a consultant who came here from delhi nine years ago he is
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a champion of jakarta. home is a disused hospital the complex is being restored but in the meantime it has its start ups happy about the modest rents. having a village like this in the very heart of paris is completely surprising totally unusual. as soon as you enter the site you see that we're breaking all the rules here and. cycling reusing god's spirit is breaking out all over the place the surroundings themselves provide inspiration for new projects new objects and new sounds. you can build there near is a designer in his basement studio. he has developed a ceramic sea tray it's a low tech object that uses rubble from the construction site and coffee grounds
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from the cafe next door. i've added coffee grounds because they help lower the firing temperature of the clay. it's also a way to save on raw materials. my goal is always to make everything myself with my own resources and in the simplest way possible so i avoid using machinery in order to reduce my impact on the environment. but. instead he wants his designs to have a positive impact on society his prototype see tray is easy to reproduce and geo would teach unskilled workers how to make seed trays and sell them. your garden is
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a world away from the mindset of the business district in paris but this is exactly where robin of a go well wants to promote that approach he says that in order to become and remains the stain of all large corporations need to adopt frugal innovation. frugal innovation and true god were born in a context where people lack resources and today we all face that problem with this awareness we can create a more responsible society. to. tackle while called on large companies such as air france and ran to spread the word innovate more with less sun small firms are already doing that up cycling for example others waste. this is how the furniture company maximum makes chairs what looks like spaghetti is actually plastic retrieved from the garbage of a firm that throws away ten tons of it every month. you know.
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this kind of plastic is perfect but it ends up in the garbage every time the firm starts producing a new color. we take the plastic we mix it we melt it with an old device we also found in the garbage that we use a mold about how many m to create these chairs entirely out of reuse materials. at maximum the design is always use industrial waste to create their products. we classify these objects according to what they look like their shape or texture. that helps us with the creative process of designing new furniture. within. the company has found a way to transform waste into gold each chair is an original and sells for about
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two hundred euros. a year. industrial waste is a fantastic resource. it comes in large volumes it's often high quality it's free. and it's a problem if we don't use it he got rid. of enough once she got to influence more businesses he sees the roots of his approach in a certain form of indian spirituality. frugal innovation owes a lot to gandhi's philosophy we should create value with what we have. today i think we need to make changes in personal family and organizational terms to have a global impact. the concept of jugaad could most certainly help us move towards a more sustainable be a fairly take for example how many of us have to take out coffee when we're in that
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rush hundreds of thousands of disposable coffee cups are thrown movie every hour work around the world a bulgarian startup has come up with the solution we'd all love. to have your coffee and eat it too. this is an edible coffee cup. it remains solid for forty minutes. the cup doesn't alter the taste of coffee. and stays crispy. it's edible like an ice cream cone. it was designed by a pub garion startup company. enough but our comps mainly consist of wheat
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products and our organic food is your case you don't eat the cut it's also biodegradable. more than one hundred twenty billion coffee cups are thrown away each year this edible coffee cup helps to avoid that. if you're doing your bit tell us about. visiting our website or send us a tweet. cash tank doing your bit share your story. in india many cities are grappling with mountains of trash it's common to see vast group of frack because many of them women informally collecting and segregating reste and then selling it without any job security or dignity but in the way. still city of stormy a cooperative of three thousand bees because it has joined hands with the municipal authorities to collect waste from daughter door and fight for better work
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conditions a correspondent with one of the women pushing for change. is known as the auntie of garbage in the slum input and she's got plenty of work to do . and her job is to go from door to door to pick and solve trash like most waste because it's from india's done it untouchable community who face white spread prejudice and marginalization she started racking when she was a teenager more than thirty years ago for a long time city officials and residents had a stroke and she toiled in filthy unsanitary conditions that treated nine years ago when hostler joined a co-operative with because courts watch it struck a deal with city authorities to get the rights to collecting the city's garbage. earlier there was so much discrimination we couldn't even use public taps to drink the water people used to call us thieves now there's been
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a huge change people let us into their homes to get the garbage some even offer us a glass of water we provide a professional service and return we get respect. if you define it i'm not. working conditions have also improved the corporate it services about six hundred thousand households across the city from slums to high rises municipal authorities provide workers like also the protective gear and health insurance it's also can use the energy to know something should remember those weeks because we're denied. houses in this apartment block is sixty rupees that's less than a year old every month for the garbage collection service. fighting for her rights to some. i think her son learned a corporate. along with other ways because she's on the organizations board many women here including course are illiterate but that hasn't stopped them from making
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the voices heard. even invited to france a few years ago to speak about ways because rights. activists because of come together formed their own and the decision makers of this organization itself means there's a lot of process of end problem and that's going on before thinking twice a week or so heads to a neighborhood scrap to. supporting plastic people and glass she said which is the recyclables from the daily garbage. the trash which is for the soul to recycling for helps boost them. all together takes home about one thousand rupees that's around one hundred twelve year olds every month it's a significant sum in a totally informal sector the chair is. also has big plants. alone from the co-operative help to build a concrete house for herself and her family after years of living in
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a makeshift in hot in the city this is the two story building could be ready in a few months. other ways because they've been able to send their children to school and college thanks to their work in the co-operative but she says the benefits and just want a tree down to after years of organizing protests and fighting for our rights i've learned to overcome fear i'm self confident now. but for now the co-operative has achieved an uncountable try and women from the lowest cost are pushing for their rights and cleaning the city with a sense of dignity and purpose. the journey towards a sustainable planet also involves respecting each other. and noticing that we're. more similar than different i hope to those stories have inspired you to be the challenger one to see the world will be back next week until then good bye.
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the food. more than just earning a living work promotes integration. workers are active independent and take on in society. but how do you for a nurse for people with disabilities join the workforce. we asked. moan about the difficulties opportunities and successes made in germany
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and thirty minutes on d w. goal africa a town under threat no sunni blood make it to the summit eleven cooney from a good dose of medicine is on. the move along with a different climate change and industrialization have battered barney in senegal a web documentary shows how local people have been affected. in. dublin. some time in the twenty sixth. my great granddaughter. what would the world be like in your lifetime and around half a century. when i was born there were three people you'll share the
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planet with nine billion. your world be around two degrees more. negatively the sea levels rise by at least one meter in this century. grouper and to have some climate impacts mature greater than what we see already. it's really frightening for. bad luck. why aren't people more concerned. little yellow. stars may thirty first on the d.w. .
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this is deja vu news live from south african athlete caster semenya loses her appeal the court of arbitration for sport decides against the olympic gold medalist after she challenge rules that force female athletes to regulate their testosterone levels. also coming up venezuela braces for another day of unrest as rival leaders are locked in a battle for power demonstrations on tuesday turned violent forces loyal to president nicolas maduro are intent on defeating what they say is an attempted coup
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the self-proclaimed president one point though is urging supporters to march into new protests later today. and as workers around the world mark labor day we meet the founder of a startup that gives employees the power to decide when they go to work and even how much they are. i'm so so much going to thank you for joining us. the court of arbitration for sport has dismissed the appeal of the olympic champion caster semenya against the international athletics five federation now the ruling means that the south african star will have to take drugs to lower her testosterone if she wants to compete the twenty eight year old was trying to overturn a new set of regulations that are aimed at lowering the testosterone levels of intersex athletes the idle a.s.s.n. men yet and other female athletes who are classed as having differences in sexual
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development gain an unfair advantage due to their higher testosterone levels now we'll get some analysis on the ruling in a moment but first let's take a look at the controversy that has surrounded some men yes career i. cussed us and many became a sensation after the world championships in berlin in two thousand and nine she was only a teenager when she won the eight hundred meters the new world champion had been a virtual all known. she was hailed as our golden girl back in south africa the celebrations even included meeting then president jacob zuma. is a. pretty good. storm was brewing in the sporting world the idea the athletics governing body ordered her to take agenda test. observers worldwide speculated about whether the
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shai semenya was intersex she was initially suspended but was eventually allowed to keep her gold medal and returned to women's races but the debate about her gender has rumbled on to this day in two thousand and eleven the idea introduced a testosterone limit they wanted athletes like so many to take drugs to lower the natural level of the hormone to be able to compete with women but in two thousand and fifteen the court of arbitration for sport ordered the idea you have to suspend the practice unless it could prove high levels lead to an unfair advantage at the two thousand and sixteen rio games to many a one her second gold in the eight hundred meters some female athletes allege the other two medal winners also had high testosterone in two thousand and eighteen the ideal a.f. citing a study that had commissioned introduced even stricter testosterone limits the core value for the empowerment of girls and women throughout the regulations that we are
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introducing to protect the sanctity. of fair and open competition so many appealed to the court of arbitration for sport the world's top sporting tribunals arguing that the sports federation should not have the right to force athletes to control their hormone levels. now the outcome of the case will have major repercussions on not just the future of sports but also on society's understanding and interpretation of what defines gender. let's talk more about this landmark ruling we have ed mccambridge from d.w. sports with us you've been following this story and this is an incredibly complex issue a complex case first off what do you make of the ruling well this is one of those landmark legal cases that sports spits out every now and again that was certain to result in a remarkable decision regardless of which way it went so as we've just seen the decision means that cuz the somalia and other female athletes with differences in sexual development are now going to be forced to take drugs if they want to
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continue competing in order to hit the requirements the testosterone levels which is very strange thing now many people are surprised by the decision but it wasn't one that was made lightly so three judges took two and a half months of deliberation to reach this isn't it was actually a split vote in the end two to one now the panel of also admitted that this is that the decision itself is discriminatory which is a very remarkable thing in itself that said it's discriminatory but necessary in order to up hold the sense of fairness in sport as the man is appeal was turned down here how she reacted the only thing she's come up with so far she's tweeted saying that sometimes it's better to react with no reaction but we are expecting in the coming days to find out whether or not she is willing to employ with this ruling and carry on competing and actually take the drugs in order to lower testosterone and whether she walk away and either take part in other sports or walk away from school together you know what we're saying this is a landmark ruling and what does this mean for her future and also the future of other athletes like her well were she to comply experts have predicted the eight
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hundred meters she'd actually lose seven seconds which would turn into the world beat we've seen over the last ten years into just an also ran and this would also be the case for other female athletes with differences in sexual development they were also required to lower the drug so these athletes now have a big decisions to make and the decision has also come into immediate effect so they will have to decide pretty quickly if they want to carry on playing the sport or if they want to change completely but like you say it's a landmark decision and who knows which other sports could be affected by things like this in future all right ed mcmahon bridge from sports thank you very much for bringing us up to date. now venezuela is bracing for further unrest as opposition leader one way though urges supporters to take to the streets in a push to oust president nicolas maduro that's after violent clashes that erupted during demonstrations on tuesday when forces loyal to motherhood all acted to defeat what he says is an attempted coup dozens of people were injured and there are fears that similar scenes will play out again later today. they've responded to
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a call to action from opposition leader won quite a. power on the streets for work why don't the final push to oust president nicolas maduro softer a day of violent clashes it appeared majeure i still wasn't going anywhere or not enough with the truth as a sword as a shield we face so many attacks and so many lies and because of that with emerged victorious. quite zero is recognized as interim president by more than fifty countries and he says the military is now on his side. were talking to the armed forces and today it is clear that the armed forces are with the people of venezuela and not with a dictator i quite a has quickly become the key protectionist in a geo political tug of war his main backer the united states accuses russia which the portsmouth jiro of cementing unrest in the country. particularly
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now when innocent as well and civilian lives are on the line we expect the russians not to interfere in what's happening in venezuela retrograde. u.s. secretary of state mike pompei o said migiro was persuaded to stay by russia which has vast sums of money tied up in oil rich venezuela pompei was claimed just propaganda according to major michael and i thought of you like paul kayo said in the afternoon that i. had a plane to flee to cuba. and the russians got me off the plane and forbade me from leaving the country. so far. mr pompei oh what a lack of sincerity and so the day ended as it started maturity surrounded by his general still in power. then taking to social media to call for more street
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protests on wednesday with fears things could turn even more violent. let's get more on this story we have a second this to let you with us he's a political science professor here in berlin and an expert on venezuela is with us in our studio we also have an early show and standing by she's our correspondent in moscow and she's been looking into russia's support of the mother government for us welcome to you both let's start with you those images that we saw on the street the mass protests yesterday where they were to supporters were really trying to seize the momentum and also perhaps the element of surprise would you say that that effort failed i do think that that failed and mostly because it lacked the massive support of people that they were expecting naturally these two boards of the military towards some other risk government india and also played a very important role those were the two factors that determine that it is as fate now exactly how has the macdougall government under the intense pressure that it
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has been under from though it is supporters also internationally how has his government how is he managed to really keep hold of that power despite the economy collapsing that's a very good question what first you have to remember that many people still support another restaurant because they still remember the good years of chavez when i was government started when the economy grew the poverty and inequality degree so they still have that in their mind in their minds second to another very important factor is the fact that their needs are still supports the government and i think thirdly it is also very important to remember that after two thousand and seventeen and the failure insurgents that the opposition was trying to bring forward many people even those who do not like my daughter who are against motherhood do not want. resolution to this so they are not supporting this type of actions while his
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government also has international support namely in moscow let's come to you know emily now we heard in our report the claims by u.s. secretary of state might pump aoe that the venezuela president muddle wanted to leave the country and seek exile in cuba but that russia convinced him to say what is russia saying to that. well the. claim we've heard a statement from the foreign ministry spokesperson might be as a hot of a she said that that was absolutely fake information and that it's part of an information war that the u.s. is waging she accused washington of trying to deny moralize the venezuelan army in any way that it could we also saw overnight a statement from the embassy the russian embassy in venezuela which basically said no things are calm in caracas it's only one area where there have been clashes and they also cited official government sources saying that the military and the whole
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situation is under control now overall it seems that this whole situation seems to be developing into one where the u.s. and russia trade blows trade accusations we've heard both sides accusing each other of meddling russia has again and again accused the u.s. of organizing a coup and illegitimately meddling in the affairs of what they see as the illegitimate government of mud duro so it seems this is once one other place where tensions between the between the u.s. and russia are boiling to the surface family what should we make of russia's involvement in venezuela how much of a role does that play in muzzled his grip on power. well wash is an important backer for venezuela the two countries have historical ties and especially that backing is and is has become increasingly important with venezuela's increasing international isolation over the past few years but it's not just words that we've
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seen from russia we've also seen actions in the past few months after kind of months and weeks of rumors that russia had brought troops to venezuela russia actually did confirm that at the end of march they said however that these weren't troops that would be taking part in any sort of military active military service but that they were just there as advisors but the foreign ministry did emphasize that those troops would be there as long as venezuela needs them so that's of course important backing and this will also is important backing economically from russia and has had important backing from russia over the past few years in the form of billions of dollars in loans that is of course of benefit for russia as well because venezuela is an important importer of various products including russian weapons but russia will be looking at the situation in concern because if
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there is regime change it could be in that they don't get their billions in loans back if they feel as we heard there from emily this is very much of a conflict a battle for power let's say in venezuela that's playing out on an international stage how much a role do you really think that u.s. and russian foreign policy is playing here well a very important role in every big power in the world russia the u.s. china that are interested in venice or another because as we all know minister in the house some of the largest oil reserves in the world but it is also interesting to see that the big power that is here pushing forward their situation which is the u.s. supports in why they're all it why is why is it important why well so much and i think two things that are very important regarding trump some of ministration. towards weibo the first thing is that tribes foreign policy towards latin america has changed in the context of the trade war with china so the u.s. has hardened its line regarding what it can it's going to or to leave the backyard
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of the u.s. and it does not allow opposition within its own continent that's one of the first or one of the important things why trump is supporting right off so much the other thing that i would say and i think this regards the internal politics of the u.s. is that trump is being accused of colluding in two thousand and sixteen with russia nor to win the elections and i think he's using this as a proxy war to confront with russia in the light of this like you say sions and russia's use in it as well so both powers are used in venezuela as a proxy war to come from to each other all right the second of the so that the political analyst on venezuela for us with us in studios and elisha went in moscow thank you both very much. now in the u.k. wiki leaks founder julian assange has been sentenced to fifty weeks in jail for breaching the terms of his bail that's almost the maximum sentence for the offense as such
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broke bail in two thousand and twelve when he entered the ecuadorian embassy in the city he fled there trying to avoid extradition to sweden on allegations of sexual assault and rape assault was arrested last month after ecuador withdrew his asylum status. now to some other stories making headlines around the world turkish police have detained demonstrators taking part in may day protests in istanbul after they tried to march towards the city's main square authorities had declared taksim square off limits citing security concerns of the special symbolic value for the country's labor movement. u.s. attorney general william barr is under renewed fire over his handling of special counsel robert muller's russia report revelations have emerged that mahler complained to bar about the attorney general's characterization of the report's findings saying it didn't fully capture their context nature or substance bar will appear before the senate judiciary committee later today facebook says it will restructure its platform to be more private at the tech giants annual conference
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c.e.o. mark zuckerberg an ounce to end to end in christian for its messaging services and the ability to hide likes and other user reactions to content. a new imperial era has begun in japan after the application of emperor akihito his eldest son not a hippo has ascended the kris had them on throne and as first public address emperor he pledged to follow a father's example and devoting himself to peace and staying close to his people. in the final minutes of his say the era of outgoing emperor akihito. and the beginning of rewind the era of naruhito thousands gathered in the streets and nightclubs to celebrate. the next morning the rain had cleared and the party kept going many went to the imperial palace to be a part of this historic event. to
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the ticket they would tell the chinese ition of imperial eras is an event that may happen only once in our lifetime it's a special day and we came here today as we wanted our baby to be present at this historic moment to if they do that that was the cutest one of the in the following the previous emperor i hope the new one will stand with the japanese people and do more things that people expect a lot from him doesn't look good. inside the palace too short ceremonies the first attended by senior government officials the prime minister and his cabinet parliamentary leaders and the male members of the imperial family chamberlain's present naruhito with the imperial sword and jewel as well as the state and privy seal's. a short time later the emperor returned with all of his family and court.
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i swear this i will act according to the constitution. and fulfill my responsibility as the symbol of the state and of the unity of the people of japan always turning my thoughts to the people and standing with them i sincerely pray for the happiness of the people and the further development of the nation as well as the peace of the world. since i was. prime minister shinzo came next. quarter we will look up to you as the symbol of the nation and our unity while the international situation is drastically changing we are determined to create an era where japan has a bright future which is peaceful and full of hope that. this begins
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a new era in japan. means beautiful harmony. and well japanese soul abraded the circuit and can make notes of congratulation poured in from capitals around the world. still to come on the program a mother and son sit down for coffee in the city's capital khartoum what should be a normal act takes on special meaning against the backdrop of the country's civilian uprising we'll have that story for you in just a few minutes. and today is the first of may labor day a national holiday here in germany where thousands taking to the streets to call for better working conditions better pay more work life balance you name it but does work really have to be such a struggle not according to a berlin startup called einhorn or unicorn it's workers choose when they come to work and they don't take orders from the boss take a look. begin condoms in colorful packaging as well as temp ponds and sanitary
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napkins are among the products offered by einhorn on paper the founders of autumn are tyler and philip z. for are still the managing directors but none of the company's sixteen employees have to take orders from them it's even written in their contracts this is the man who will miss everything we do is basically what respectable business people used to do by doing business with a conscience it works and it's possible to be successful it's just about redistribution we're highly profitable even though we reinvest everything into creating value despite treating everyone fairly we still post millions of euros in sales. last year sells rose to two point three million euro's even though the office is almost empty this morning nobody knows when the others are coming and nobody checks bottom outside the says when employees love their jobs they don't have to be supervised like children. i've never been so happy about a job it's really something special and we're all motivated we're happy to go to
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work and everybody's glad to get up in the morning and that's what we have here. from the designer to the person processing online orders einhorn says satisfied employees are part of its success. but there's another reason. the importance of that has to do with what the owners say we don't have to get seventy five to eighty percent of the pie we just want the share we deserve and share the rest with the time a salary committee determines pay levels according to professional experience and education it also decides how much the founders earn. this decision is. it's important for the salary committee to always keep the team in mind so everyone feels they're being treated fairly. but of course it has to take each individual into account as well. as into the lucy. that requires a lot of coordination working without a boss can be
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a challenge. constance feels that you can really run free and have a lot of creative ideas but you are responsible for implementing them the best way to do that is by inspiring the whole team with your enthusiasm and sometimes that's not at all easy. some employees in a special unit speak at events about the new work culture but while many companies just talk about what work will look like in the future at einhorn they are already trying it out. to sudan now where protesters are calling for a mass rally they say the army is not serious about handing power to civilians three weeks after it ousted autocratic president omar al bashir sudan's military rulers are warning protesters against any further unrest melanie credit ball and eat for him have this report on how the hopes for revolution are affecting family ties. just a few weeks ago this family was deeply divided now most of do not see his mothers
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who claim they can enjoy coffee together again with ease but to get here dictate to have to be ousted bridging a rift between two generations since the beginning of the sudanese uprising nearly four months ago one thousand year old mussab has been protesting on the streets of what he did so against his mother's will show i was sort of the heart of the sudanese people are passionate especially the young people respect ruled by this president for thirty years for thirty years we were humiliated the generations before us didn't do anything we realized we had to change something. for show but i get that he is in the struggle to achieve this change dozens of people have been killed on the back tim to stay at home own safety. of course and the grit. i would be very afraid because i did not know what would happen to him i never knew if he would come back safe or as
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a dead body so i can't describe it to those of us i think with negotiations between protest leaders and the military council under way and violence on the streets subsiding so kind as released and has given her blessing from us up to join the protests. what the young people have done i'm led to temptation and they will power this was completely unexpected is that people believe they were just an aimless generation. the years leading the protest have in fact never known any other reality than life and that i would share they have been bold in that elvis and since the dictators for generations old and young have come together in celebration but to some of the people here these revolutionary dreams have come at a possible price. one of them is going to sound this is not his real name he travelled from the distant province of to join. uprising and asked us to hide his face because he fears retribution from his father that it was not as if. when he
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found out i was protesting he stopped speaking to me. and i think my parents are loyal to the old regime because they are from a different generation they are slightly fanatical just like the old regime so much the same says the kids killed for going against his parents wishes that his sense of duty towards the revolution is stronger both pianists have see signs that they can change the mindset of their opponents through the act of i saw it with my own eyes an older man crying to a younger man and saying you were able to do what we could not. the two young men may have different homes to go to but he had to sit in protest and fishes symon a vision of what they want the homeland to become democratic free and then who sits who don't follow me. our modern off our top story the court of arbitration for sport has rejected an appeal by
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a live picture in caster semenya after she challenge the international athletics federations rules on testosterone levels and females now that ruling means a south african star will have to take drugs to lower her testosterone if she wishes to compete with. coming up made in germany we're taking a closer look at integration in the workplace and how newcomers in a society access the labor market that isn't just a few minutes charney that view. more
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than just earning a living work promotes integration. workers are active independent and take part in society. but how do foreigners or people with disabilities join the workforce. we asked them. to learn about the difficulties
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opportunities and successes. made in germany next on d w. e-coli africa town under threat. to me let me take you to some and you have me to be funny a big gust of wind is a. move. to climate change and industrialization have battered barney in senegal a web documentary shows how local people have been affected. in sixty minutes. what's the connection between bread flour and the european union dinos guild motto
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d.w. correspondent at the baker can stretch this second line with the rules as such by the do you. mean no. stamping recipes for success strategy that made a difference. baking bread on d w. how can you start something with no money. it's funny to say but still coming from from california so well i started to boil
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over was there was a culture shock when i first came to the what they said like nothing's open. but the first step in my opinion. that language and i know i don't know. many of us are learning german basically illustrates. have you ever thought about how privileged you are having to get up early in the morning and go to work well you should because having a job not only helps people pay their bills it also has them in society links them with others and can promote a sense of belonging and work is a powerful force for social inclusion not just when you're new to a place or a country inclusion ad work that's what we wanted to explore today on made welcome now than we need skilled workers that's what you hear more and more often from german business but skilled workers don't grow on trees and with germany being one
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of those aging society is typical for industrialized countries chances to fill vacancies with homegrown talent are slim at the same time germany offers high living standards and should therefore attract job applicants from all over the world but he can be tough for foreigners to settle here deal with the bureaucracy learn the language find a home and get a job how they cope listen for yourself. i studied automotive design and i want to work for books for. you my grades because you're looking for a better opportunity. you can't tell me you like the weather. will make everything for this place as it's my home. edwards comes from south korea and from costa rica cleo from mexico i'm like
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a from syria. they each came to germany for different reasons but overall major life for themselves here. at the beginning it was tough the most pressing issue was to find a job. was a bit. different but i suspect that no one takes you seriously at the beginning right and especially if you said i came with this background and there you can have your contacts back home but here you don't know anybody and it's hard for your rivals to get a foot in the door of the german labor market. has a work visa for professionals he studied automotive design in the united states and always dreamed of working for a german auto maker. he did indeed get a job at folks under visa but the job didn't turn out quite as he typed in my vision for. design and where the company was kind of going was.
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or was a little bit different so trying to. adjust to that was kind of difficult i was assuming my hoping that thing would be accepted but so many times i was not the case and eventually he started over and opened an asian male kid's store and. each kid contains a recipe and all the ingredients for a tasty dish which you just have to cook at home. i was living in a kind of a bubble but since i started my business. the people who i mean i know many of my customers by name. and feeling a lot more integrated. to the community here. you foreigners who want to live in germany need a work visa or a residency permit there are various pieces depending on country of origin education and personal situation in germany provides
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a lot of opportunities in terms of bees are for people to tool to get a job here. and the maria came to germany three and a half years ago she was married to a german so getting a visa wasn't a problem she studied law and worked for the finance ministry and public relations firms in costa rica but here she couldn't find a job. so she set up a platform called migration. it provides support for migrants asylum seekers and refugees. what we want and what we aim is basically to support their livelihoods whether the patient or employment and entering our ship most importantly is that might have an opportunity. the entrepreneur wants to change what she sees as a widespread perception that migrants are not just competent to. even when they're just as qualified but. we need to change this narrative on that we have whatever we are doing because where my gran's we're not doing it in the same way as
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germans are we are even harder because we have to do even a different language and get support to kind of understand how to go through because we need to make sure that that works. moving to a new country involves finding somewhere to live and making a higher. yet another of many challenges. me and my. baby and my has been. really been one group i'm looking for. mallika just marty fled the civil war in syria where she had studied political science and literature. she started cooking more or less by chance. for this place it's like syrian home to put lots of. culture. and a touch and my touch she first set up a catering service and meanwhile has her own restaurant in baghdad. nothing in my
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life it's easy nothing and also nothing it's impossible. along with work founding a company and finding a flat there's also the language to. me arguments that my german is totally rusty i forgotten it all going to so international and everybody speaks english and martin job doesn't help either because even the germans here speak spanish. it's love that brought. in from mexico city he's a graphic designer but pursuing his career here without having mastered the language is hard if not downright impossible so he opened in mexico. with me. my job consisted of talking to clients and developing ideas with a moment here because i don't speak german my talents were of no use.
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as anyone who's ever moved to a new country soon finds out things don't always go to plan expecting the unexpected is a good rule of thumb. my mother actually comes from a region that today is part of poland so in a way i have a migration background too and i'm no exception. almost a quarter of the people living in germany were born elsewhere or have foreign roots let's take a look at who they are and how they fare on the labor market. of germany's eighty two million inhabitants nineteen point three million have what's called a migrant background but what exactly does that mean. if you have a migrant background it means your roots are in german you might have a different language or culture or not belong to the country's biggest religion
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christianity in germany people who were born here but whose family came here two or three generations ago are also said to have a migrant background sixteen percent of the german population were actually born elsewhere and emigrated to germany two thirds of them come from outside the e.u. in twenty sixteen people from non you countries came to germany for four main reasons. the number one reason they were seeking asylum fleeing war in terror for example. two they came to join family members who were already here. three they came to get a qualification. and for they were looking for work. and of course not all migrants or people with migrant backgrounds have the same chances on the labor market they have differing levels of education approximately thirteen
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percent never completed school and some thirty eight percent haven't finished any training. migrants tend to have fewer qualifications than germans and have greater difficulty finding work. in germany sixty seven percent of migrants are employed the employment rate among germans is much higher. but not enough. guild workers are moving to germany fewer than ten thousand people who move from no new countries to germany each year have an academic degree. the german labor market desperately needs more highly qualified employees. germany is and europe of course other you members are also worth checking out like poland the eastern european country is what you have guessed it popular among indian students but just like in many other parts of europe economic migrants aren't always welcome there with open arms even
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though their skills need it so where does that leave our indian students and their future prospects let's go to the polish capital walsall and find out. mutation patel delivers up to twenty meals a day to his customers he works for each delivering takeout meals he's from india and has been in the polish capital warsaw for three years he came to the e.u. on a student visa. if you go anywhere. right now this if you don't have any legalised. he's one of a number of indians who live in warsaw his friend cartel is actually a pharmacist but he has to deliver takeout food as well his polish isn't good enough to work in a pharmacy. i have i really know it's hard like this
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there. were. but i had to. poland had a command economy until one thousand nine hundred nine the entire economy was dictated by the state now private companies are booming and they're desperately searching for workers. they depend on foreigners coming to poland for work and not just highly qualified people companies also need drivers and other unskilled workers. indians are still in a very small minority on the streets of warsaw. the two young men share a room me tesh does most of the cooking he tried opening his own restaurant in poland and even dropped out of his studies to do so. but me talk doesn't see that as an option. if i will. but i want to go because there are lots of stating there. if you.
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will you came here. at this private university of business and. economics just outside was so half the students are foreigners many of them come from india. they pay a thousand euros a semester. was. so . rude no rough equal soon graduate from her medicine management studies she's a dentist and worked as one for two years in india but her indian degree isn't recognized in poland. was this challenge the things that i'm still learning paul is it one report effect with medical terms it's much more difficult to make people understand so when i'm calling the numbers for them destry. i'm expecting them no
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english but unfortunately they don't know english and they're not having their current conway to me what are the procedures to be a dentist here polish isn't good enough yet to open her own clinic but she wants to stay in poland even though that's a disappointment for her parents who've already chosen a husband for her back home. in india if you need to go out at sea it's seven o'clock past the sunlight if. i can i'll travel anywhere here i can go out i can take my time i want to visit some more go to some fun places no problem about i can decide where i want to live my life that's what i love about here the young indians say warsaw is the most international city in poland there are fewer foreigners elsewhere. studied in the east of the country people there hate you because they see if you are black skin
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and. they really are from there we are from the pakistan years and they had the pakistan and they want played. me test. i would like to stay in poland but he's not allowed to his visa application was rejected and he has three months to leave. i'm going on over there and i will. become grow my own. to become a good businessman maybe in canada he says me too has another year and a half of study a degree from a polish university could open up the entire e.u. to him i'm thinking to have here especially in europe. before if i would stay here i would think of my future here if i will settle down and i would carry a bag here. in a few weeks he'll know if his visa has been extended if it is he wants to look for an office job and not deliver any food.
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now let's face it in most societies being different doesn't always make life easier people living with a disability know this all too well a disability has come in all shapes and sizes some are more obvious than others and that is why they often struggle these people to land a job luckily there are projects like the inclusion factory near shanghai which offers jobs and training helping people with disabilities find their place in society. it sure worked i walked over i used to work in a textile factory. then something happened i made a mistake and i stopped working there. they don't care about you they just fired you. now as usual way his found a job in maine clues in factory
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a company that employs people with developmental disabilities. out damas them because when we started there was no way yet to get a work permit for people with developmental disabilities but we eventually managed to win the government's trust to support all that was the first hurdle we had to overcome on the body of the scripts to write the book and. the inclusion factory is located in tight sun nation high home to a cluster of german companies who founded the factory with the help of the d e g the german investment corporation employees what normal eight hour shifts and the local minimum wage cover it up this is from china i'll take it apart and then it will be reassembled. nothing we want to be comfortable with the market so we designed and built our own futures and she very much there is the red light which they say that they're really anxious to save the part of this one so they can add
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to the head needs that. we work face for and. prevent these. china's laws on inclusion meet international standards companies are required to employ people with disabilities but the law is poorly in full and even companies who fulfill their quota don't always make the most of these employees they keep them busy with useless tasks or pay a small wage and just sit. when jews show way learned about the inclusion factory she decided to give it a try one hundred one i got notice that i could start working here i was so happy i want to work and not be a worry to my parents. eighty
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or ninety percent of us work as massage therapists. going way lost his eyesight when he was eleven he's been working as a traditional chinese massage therapist in beijing for the past year. i was worried that if i worked in other jobs i might not be able to integrate visually impaired people receive recognition in this line of work. we works in a massage parlor that employs mostly people with visual impairments his boss just hung in is himself is really impacted and opened the studio twenty years ago he was one of the first visually impaired people trained as must serves in china after the government started a program to create job opportunities for them. to
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go along people might not be able to see but that title census ten or even a hundred times better than other people babbitt. millions of visually impaired people have now trained as massage therapists the special skills have even become something of a selling point. but the scheme has its critics. leanne fang is responsible for marketing at the inclusion factory he too initially trained as a message they're a pest but he felt the job didn't suit him. but i wasn't given a choice i was chosen by the job not the other way around after school i said i want to pursue my own career. which eventually my parents accepted maher choices from a high fever to see. now he works on creating more choices for
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people with disabilities the ultimate goal of the inclusion factory is to see the stuff one day switching to jobs in regular factories. ever since the blockbuster rain man we all assume we know about autism that special condition that turns people into walking calculators that's perhaps one aspect people with autism disorder have many skills but often overlooked because of their difficulties with social interaction and communication and getting a job can be difficult luckily some companies are wising up to this waste of talent . for most people they're just drops of water on a windshield. but. they form a grid that distracts him from the traffic.
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on a good day it doesn't bother me but on a bad day i don't drive because i just can't concentrate. for example if it rained on a bad day i would end up focusing on every single drop of rain. from four hundred. you're going to show has asperger's syndrome an autism spectrum disorder people with asperger's don't see hear or feel the world the way others do they can have a hard time fitting in. show who works on a company based in munich that harnesses the special talents that some people with autism have he programs websites for corporate clients and develops apps. in a couple of hours he can do more than others can in a whole day. this allows him to go for long walks and think about software architecture. programming has always been a hobby of mine i got my first computer
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a young age and noticed that it didn't do exactly what i wanted. so i figured out how to make it do what i wanted it to do. i studied computer science but dropped out when i realized it wasn't doing me any good since i was smarter than my own professors first. or second hires people with autism who also have impressive cognitive skills they are for example able to concentrate on long sequences of numbers they notice the tiniest of mistakes in source code. the autism is more pronounced in other employees. many never held down a job until they came to. they see the world something like this. some can't handle untidiness and have to lay out neatly their clothes for the next day. many think very logically and want to turn chaos into order.
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or they can analyze complex systems into their component parts in a flash. you can show he found that employers don't know how to deal with autism he changed jobs twenty times before he came to the kong where finally he feels appreciated. over the course of my career i've learnt that people can't deal with my way of working. ron delezio he said a computer for an hour and finish everything twice as fast as they can. for. most people with autism have a hard time on the labor market because they're perfectionists. the. always put their finger on the wound and state clearly what isn't right many people don't want to hear that so career advancement can be hard. almost forty corn has
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two hundred employees and fourteen offices in europe and north america. that supplies i.t. consultancy services to some major companies particularly for software analysis you know. you're going to show he used to live a rather solitary life and spend long hours by himself he says life has become much easier since his diagnosis three years ago and since he started working at all. i have to interact with people and they have to interact with me that means i have to accept their peculiar dues and they have to accept mine to cure. the unemployment rate of people with autism spectrum disorders is high but it could probably come down if employers learn to appreciate the abundant talents that remain on harnessed. a society would be
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richer in more ways than one if people like the ones we've reported on had more opportunities and barriers and hurdles and the first place that's made for now thanks for watching.
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after. each goal in africa the town under threat most of whom you love made it to the summit level fun again thus it is a. lot more authentic to climate change and industrialization have battered barney in senegal a web documentary shows how local people have been affected. in
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w. a a. place . this is the day of your news live from south african athlete that caster semenya loses her appeal the court of arbitration for sport decides against the olympic gold medalist after she challenge rules that force female athletes to regulate their testosterone levels. all. so coming up a port in the u.k. sentences wiki leaks founder julian assange to fifty weeks in prison for breaching his bail conditions back in two thousand and twelve we'll get the latest from london. and venezuela braces for another day of on rest with rival leaders locked
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in a battle for power demonstrations on tuesday turned violent forces loyal to president nicolas maduro are intent on defeating what they say is an attempted coup several came president won by the was urging supporters to take to the streets again today and asked protests. i'm serious oh my god that's going to have you with us. the court of arbitration for sport has dismissed an appeal by a limb pick champion caster semenya against the international ethics federation the ruling means the south african star will have to take drugs to lower her testosterone to compete the twenty eight year old is trying to overturn a new set of i double a f regulations that are aimed at lowering the testosterone levels of intersex athletes the i.w.a.
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excess of men you and other female athletes who are classed as having differences and sexual development gain an unfair advantage due to their higher testosterone levels well we'll get some analysis on the ruling in a moment but first let's take a look at the controversy that has surrounded some men yes courier. cost us a menu became a sensation after the a flat six world championships in berlin in two thousand and nine she was only a teenager when she won the eight hundred meter is the new world champion had been a virtual only known. she was hailed as our golden girl back in south africa the celebrations even included meeting then president jacob zuma. in the. north to see. gordon. what a storm was brewing in the sporting world the idol a.f. the athletics governing body ordered her to take agenda test. observers worldwide
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speculated about whether the shy so many was into sex she was initially suspended but was eventually allowed to keep her gold medal and returned to women's races but the debate about her gender has rumbled on to this day in two thousand and eleven the idea introduced a testosterone limit they wanted athletes like so many to take drugs to lower the natural level of the hormone to be able to compete with women but in two thousand and fifteen the court of arbitration for sport ordered the idea you have to suspend the practice unless it could prove high levels lead to an unfair advantage at the two thousand and sixteen rio games to many a one her second olympic gold in the eight hundred meters some female athletes allege the other two medal winners also had high testosterone in two thousand and eight seen the idea citing a study as it commissioned introduced even stricter testosterone limits the core value for the empowerment of girls and women through athletics the regulations that
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we are introducing to protect the sanctity. of fair and open competition so many appealed to the court of arbitration for sport the world's top sporting tribunal arguing that a sports federation should not have the right to force athletes to control their hormone levels. now the outcome of the case will have major repercussions are not just the future of sports but also on society's understanding and interpretation of what defines gender. let's get more on the story we can talk to toby such a former coach of caster semenya he joins us from pretoria in south africa toby thank you for joining us on g.w. first of all what do you make of this ruling. well first of all i'm not a coach i've been a mental for about two thousand and seven. but it's better to leave but glee disappointed we went out of our waiting two thousand and nine to prove that she was
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unequivocally a female we did everything the devil or forced us to do their lives within stated and now this ruling. and i think this is a sad day for aesthetics a sad day for women's aesthetics the sad day for women's sport and a sad day for sporting general tubby you know cassar well obviously and we saw a tweet from her saying sometimes it's better to react with no reaction how do you think she'll be feeling right now when it will be subsequently should see a further thing and basically it's along the lines of for a decade that i did but if a structure slowed me down this is actually made me stronger the decision of the c.e.o. is for not to hold me back i will once again rise above and continue to inspire young women and ethics in south africa and around the world because to some in you so she's taking this as an impetus to move forward and inspire other girls and women you're saying toby i do want to ask you about some of the criticism that we've seen from other female athletes as well that competing against caster is
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unfair that she has an added advantage because of higher testosterone levels what do you say to that criticism. well it isn't his fault she's been born like she's. lived it's throw a question back at you which is i'm favorite or what you are answered but in focus i was thirteen shoes i have a size non-truth he's going to beat me in the spring prove is that an unfair advantage and i'm not going to take on the female and say that's an unfair advantage so this up is a whole new can of worms so i can understand the other woman being upsets and saying that she has an unfair advantage but we had that that limits it attain in two thousand and nine and ten years later they now come and read relook at it and change to five as anybody yet and i don't know because i'm not a scientist i'm a sports administrators that. as anybody looks at one of the side effects of having to the heart of your your your levels from ten to five all these side effects as
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anybody bother to worry about those kind of things so i got to stand those people because complaining about it but you know hard it would divert anybody tell me what is the way forward then would you be in favor of as we've seen in some proposals redefining these very traditional gender categories that we still have and sports. you know i would think so i mean you know what's interesting is that the university live aboard the university in liverpool have just come out with a study of five hundred ninety six athletes and of which i think correctly i think sixteen congress i mean i get it elite athletes and they've proven the opposite to what's been proven works were thought it was a proven saying that it's more beneficial to sprinters than it is to middle distance and at speeds and this is just being released in the last few weeks so it hasn't been subject to peer review so i don't suppose you can take that as a yes be an official but that does come out as well to sign up is that where you go
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down that road and look at that as well too. i just think that the can of worms now open i do know that they simply will be some sort of appeal because if you read the reports and i haven't read or hundred sixty five pages of and you read what you've read is that there wasn't one hundred percent agreement in these questions back thought it but if are they going to do this and what they can do what happens if this what happens if that so this is a lot of unanswered questions and i think any time will tell what situation will be but the one thing you can be sure of gustus menu is not going away it's not right toby sutcliffe speaking to us from pretoria in south africa thank you very much for sharing your insights today pleasure thank you very much now venezuela is bracing for further unrest as opposition leader one why dull urges supporters to take to the streets in a push to oust president nicolas maduro that's after violent clashes that erupted
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during demonstrations on tuesday when forces loyal to mother though acted to defeat what he says is an attempted coup dozens of people were injured and there are fears that similar scenes will play out again later today. they responded to a call to action from opposition leader one quite. out on the streets for work why don't the final push to oust president nicolas maduro. after a day of violent clashes it appeared mature i still wasn't going anywhere economic with the truth as a sword as a shield we face so many attacks and so many lies and because of that with emerged victorious. white i was recognized as interim president by more than fifty countries and he says the military is now on his side. were talking to the armed forces and today it is clear that the armed forces are with the people of venezuela and not with a dictator i quite
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a has quickly become the keeper tag honest in a geo political tug of war his main backer the united states accuses russia which supports me and cementing unrest in the country. particularly now when innocent as well and civilian lives. we expect the russians not to interfere in what's happening as well it is us secretary of state might pompei o said migiro was persuaded to stay by russia which has vast sums of money tied up in oil rich venezuela pompei is claimed just propaganda according to me. and that kind of gave you like said in the afternoon that i. had a plane to flee to cuba. and the russians got me off the plane and forbade me from leaving the country. so far. mr pompei oh
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what a lack of sincerity. and so the day ended as it started maturity surrounded by his general still in power who i don't know again taking to social media to call for more street protests on wednesday with fears things could turn even more violent. let's get more on this story we have a stake in this to let you with us he is a political science professor here in berlin and an expert on venezuelans with us in our studio we also have an early show been standing by she's our correspondent in moscow and she's been looking into russia's support of the mother government for us welcome to you both let's start with you those images that we saw on the street the mass protests yesterday where they were to supporters were really trying to seize the momentum and also perhaps the element of surprise would you say that that effort failed i do think that that failed and mostly because it lacked the massive support of people that they were expecting naturally the board of the
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military towards another us government india and also played a very important role those are the two factors have determined that as a favor now exactly how has the government under the intense pressure that it has been under from though and its supporters also internationally how has his government how is he managed to really keep hold of that power despite the economy collapsing and that's a very good question what first you have to remember that many people still support the restaurant because they still remember the good years of chavez when i was government started when the economy grew the poverty and inequality degree so they still have that in their mind in their minds. another very important factor is the fact that the military still supports the government and i think thirdly it is also very important to remember that after two thousand and seventeen and this failure
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insurgents that the opposition was trying to bring forward many people even those who. i do not like my little war against mother and do not want. resolution to this so they're not supporting the style of actions while his government also has international support namely in moscow let's come to you know emily now we heard in our report the claims by u.s. secretary of state might come pale that the venezuelan president little wanted to leave the country and seek exile in cuba but that russia convinced him to say what is russia saying to that well just like mature russia is also denying that claim we've heard a statement from the foreign ministry spokesperson mighty as the heart of a she said that that was absolutely fake information and that it's part of an information war that the u.s. is waging she accused washington of trying to do more allies the venezuelan army in any way that it could we also saw overnight
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a statement from the embassy the russian embassy in venezuela which basically said no things are calm in caracas it's only one area where there have been clashes and they also cited official government sources saying that the military and the whole situation is under control now overall it seems that this whole situation seems to be developing into one where the u.s. and russia trade blows trade accusations we've heard both sides accusing each other of meddling russia has again and again accused the u.s. of organizing a coup. illegitimately meddling in the affairs of what they see as the illegitimate government of mud duro so it seems this is once one other place where tensions between the between the u.s. and russia are boiling to the surface family what should we make of russia's involvement in venezuela how much of a role does that play in muscle descript on power. well wash is an important
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backer for venezuela the two countries have historical ties and especially backing as in is has become increasingly important with venezuela's increasing international isolation over the past few years but it's not just words that we've seen from russia we've also seen actions in the past few months after kind of months and weeks of rumors that russia had brought troops to venezuela russia actually did confirm that at the end of march they said however that these weren't troops that would be taking part in any sort of military active military service but that they were just there as advisors but the foreign ministry did emphasize that those troops would be there as long as venezuela needs them so that's of course important backing and it will also is important backing economically from russia and has had important backing from russia over the past few years in the form of billions of dollars in loans that is of course of benefit for russia as
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well because then israel is an important importer of various products including russian weapons but russia will be looking at the situation in concern because if there is regime change it could be in that they don't get their billions in loans back if they feel as we heard there from emily this is very much of a conflict a battle for power let's say minutes well of that's playing out on an international stage how much trouble do you really think that u.s. and russian foreign policy is playing here well a very important role in every big power in the world russia the u.s. china they're interested in venice for another because as we all know in a story that has some of the largest oil reserves in the world but it is also interesting to see that the big power that is here pushing forward the situation which is the u.s. support in whitehall it why is why is it supporting whitehall so much and i think two things that are very important with our interim some administrator. and towards
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why though the first thing is that tribes foreign policy towards latin america has changed in the context of the trade war with china so the u.s. has hardened its line regarding what it's going it's going to or to leave the backyard of the u.s. and it does not allow opposition within its own continent that's one of the first or one of the important things why trump is supporting right off so much and the other thing that i would say and i think this regards the interop all it takes of the us is that trump has been accused of colluding in two thousand and sixteen with russia nor to win the elections and i think he's using this as a proxy war to confront with russia in the light of these accusations and russia is using it as well so both powers are using been a stroller as a proxy war to come from to each other all right a second of the so that the political analyst on venezuela for us with us in studios and elisha went in moscow thank you both very much.
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not to some other stories making news around the world police and protesters have clashed in paris during the annual first of may protests authorities have warned that this year's marches could be tense and these are not the pictures there that we were expecting apologies for that but we were just looking at a story in france there police and protesters clashing during the may first of may protests and authorities say at this year's marches could be tense with a mix of labor unions unionists yellow bus demonstrators and hardline hooligans expected to take part and the french government has promised security on an exceptional scale throughout the capital. u.s. attorney general william barr is under renewed fire over his handling of special counsel robert muller's and russia report revelations have emerged that miller complained to bar about the attorney general's characterization of the report's findings saying it did not fully capture their contacts nature or substance barr will appear before the senate judiciary committee later today two members of the
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russian protest collective pussy riot have reportedly been granted asylum in sweden swedish public television s.p.t. says the court overturned an earlier ruling rejecting the paris application. genuine and alexi kinetic ski had cited death threats as grounds for asylum and facebook says it will restructure its platform to be more private of the tech giant's annual conference c.e.o. mark zuckerberg announced an end to end in corruption for its messaging services and the ability to hide likes and other user reactions to content. a court in london has sentenced wiki leaks founder julian assange to fifty weeks in jail for breaching the terms of his bail that is almost a maximum sentence for the offense sounds fro failon twenty twelve when he entered the ecuadorian embassy in the city he fled there trying to avoid extradition to sweden over allegations of a sexual assault and rape was arrested last month after ecuador withdrew his asylum
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status. a new imperial era has begun in japan after the abdication of emperor akihito his eldest son has ascended the chrysanthemum throne and as first public address as emperor he pledged to follow his father's example and devoting himself to peace and staying close to his people. in the final minutes of his see the era of outgoing emperor akihito. and the beginning of rework the era of naruhito thousands gathered in the streets and night clubs to celebrate. the next morning the rain had cleared and the party kept going many went to the imperial palace to be a part of this historic event. to get a. chance ation of imperial eras is an event that may happen only once in our lifetime
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it's a special day and we came here today as we wanted our baby to be present at this historic moment to if she was to. the following the previous emperor i hope the new one will stand with the japanese people and do more things that people expect a lot from him doesn't look good. inside the palace two short ceremony the first attended by senior government officials the prime minister and his cabinet parliamentary leaders and the male members of the imperial family. chamberlain's present in a row he too with the imperial sword and jewel as well as the state and privy seal's. a short time later the emperor returned with all of his family and court. i swear this i will act according to the constitution. and fulfill my
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responsibility as the symbol of the state and of the unity of the people of japan always turning my thoughts to the people and standing with them i sincerely pray for the happiness of the people and the further development of the nation as well as the peace of the world. since a new. prime minister shinzo abbey came next. go and we will look up to you as the symbol of the nation in our unity well the international situation is drastically changing we are determined to create an era where japan has a bright future which is peaceful and full of hope. thus begins a new era in japan. means beautiful harmony. and while japanese celebrated with. notes of congratulation poured in from capitals around the world.
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that's today is the first of may a labor day and national holiday here in germany with thousands taking to the streets to call for better working conditions better pay more work life balance you name it but does work really have to be such a struggle not according to a berlin startup called einhorn or unicorn it's workers choose when they come to work and they don't take orders from the boss take a look. begin condoms in colorful packaging as well as temperance and sanitary napkins are among the products offered by horne on paper the founders of autumn are tyler and philip z. for are still the managing directors but none of the company's sixteen employees have to take orders from them it's even written in their contracts this is the man who will miss everything we do is basically what respectable business people used to do by doing business with a conscience it works and it's possible to be successful it's just about
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redistribution we're highly profitable even though we reinvest everything into creating value despite treating everyone fairly we still post millions of euros in sales. last year sales rose to two point three million euros even though the office is almost empty this morning nobody knows when the others are coming and nobody checks bottom outside the says when employees love their jobs they don't have to be supervised like children. i've never been so happy about a job it's really something special and we're all motivated we're happy to go to work and everybody's glad to get up in the morning that's what we have here. from the designer to the person processing online orders find horn says satisfied employees are part of its success. but there's another reason. for something dumb to do that has to do with what the owners say we don't have to get seventy five to eighty percent of the pie we just want to share we deserve and
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share the rest with the time a salary committee determines pay levels according to professional experience and education it also decides how much the founders earn. is. it's important for the salary committee to always keep the team in mind so everyone feels they're being treated fairly. but of course it has to take each individual into account as well. as the. that requires a lot of coordination working without a boss can be a challenge. against guns you can really run free and have a lot of creative ideas but you are responsible for implementing them the best way to do that is by inspiring the whole team with your enthusiasm and sometimes that's not at all easy in. some employees in a special units because events about the new work culture but while many companies
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just talk about what work will look like in the future at einhorn they are already trying it out. of our top stories that we're following for you here on the court of arbitration for sport has rejected an appeal by a limp dick champion caster semenya after she challenge the international athletics federations rules on testosterone levels in females the ruling means that the south african star will have to take drugs to lower her testosterone if she wishes to compete. in venezuela opposition leader white always urged his supporters to take to the streets again today in an attempt to oust president nicolas maduro as follows protests on tuesday that turned violent. and a u.k. court has sentenced wiki leaks founder julian assange to fifteen weeks in prison for breaching his bail conditions in twenty twelve songs took refuge in ecuador is london embassy to avoid extradition to sweden on rape allegations he was arrested last month after ecuador withdrew his asylum status. coming up next on d
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w our environment show eco africa we'll see how young people are getting creative and tackling air pollution and going on and how scientists are working to save africa's largest lake that's in just a few minutes on. e-coli
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africa the town under stress no sunni let me take you to summon. me to defund for a bit to justify it as the first move one made a condition of climate change and industrialization have battered barney in senegal on a web documentary shows how local people have been affected. next to.
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nothing out of the gym well i guess sometimes i am but most end up in whichever research i mean thinks deep into the german culture of looking at the stereotypes aquatics that is sinking see for the country that i'm not the time. needed to take for this drama day out to me it's all about a new time a job join me to meet the gentleman from d.w. . post. plus ninety the new channel for an independent view on current affairs in turkey and. the latest developments accurate analysis. reports with comprehensive facts lunatics or some other
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and political and social topics considered from different perspectives. we cover the issues that move turkey on a unique transform for information. plus ninety connect to an unbiased agenda subscribed no more new to. the. hello everybody and welcome to the latest edition of a good africa i'm now a time when the faucet back me goes nigeria and i'm very happy to welcome you with new environmental top exam ideas from africa and europe but i'm not alone with me as my charming colleague in south africa i love felicia he is my name is from asia
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enders very and i hope you'll stay tuned for our show which is brought to you by. channels t.v. and chris today will be taking you on a trip all over our beautiful continent as we throw some light on the environmental threats we face here. so we'll explain to you why senegal is suffering more and more on the coastal erosion. are making art out of way. and how recent is making life difficult for fishermen and make the korea. let's kick things off in egypt many areas in the north african country a so isolated they're completely off the power grid which is a problem for residents and the tourism industry so nepal could provide a solution but until now less than ten percent of that i can see in egypt has been provided by the sustainable resource however there are now plans in place to build
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the world's largest solar plant in egypt though this still a long way to go in the meantime to fill the gap smaller supplies are setting up a race and localised grids let's take a look. golan is a remote fishing village on the red sea and it's not on the national grid. until recently the only alec tricity here came from diesel generators now a solar powered local grid to provide the electricity of ramp the clock. enabling fishermen to store their catch safely. when we caught fish we used to take them either eleven kilometers south to her mouth or more sixteen kilometers north to run. it was quite a long drive and the fish would sometimes go bad and start to smell. now that we
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have electricity around the clock we have a freezer people come to us to buy fish and we save on time and travel costs. one hundred kilometers to the north is marseille. it's a popular tourist destination the hotels here rely mostly on diesel generators for electricity. but that's not the case at the martha shocker a large where people come from all over the world to dive the owners here have invested in solar power but the system only provides electricity join the day when it's dark the hotel still uses a diesel generator. still the partial switch to solar hasn't just been environmentally beneficial it's also been an advantage on an economic level. for many. for. the price of fossil fuels has
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risen a lot over the past eight years but. right now the cost of producing one kilowatt using the generator is the equivalent of twelve year old cents. on the other hand across from the solar plant is only a two year old furnace i mean one point six. as a result we've been able to recoup our outlays in less than five years before. the aim is to switch to one hundred percent clean energy as soon as possible. the many great and solar station was built and is maintained by the carm solar company itself the electricity to the hotel. jamaal opt out cause there is the on site maintenance technician karm solar has a policy of training local people wherever it builds a facility. and. i mean when i started it was
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a manual laborer. digging holes and laying cables carrying stuff around i knew nothing about solar power throughout slowly i started learning things to climb solar i got trained by their engineers. he checks the solar panels every day it's important to clean them regularly because a lot of sound blows around here for local technicians karm solar is grids present opportunities for career progression. i know in charge of three solar grids and. carm solar mostly sets up facilities for big clients and companies but it also serves smaller ones like this bedouin settlement they recently received two solar panels from donors. jamal is visiting to explain how the mini great works.
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and what harm solar also works with the government on large on grid power plants. another sign that solar power has a bright future in egypt. if you're ever stop to think that a lot of what we throw away could be used in other ways to illustrate our french project started creating mosques out of waste then if there was so successful that its members now travel around the world to share the idea and god has inspired school kids start doing their bit for the environment. as one of the most polluted countries in the world the capital crime generates about three thousand metric tons of waste in a single day off and it's burnt in the open polluting the air. creating awareness on waste that's the aim of the international initiative part of
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change twenty one together was to county and nonprofits they visit schools and show kids there how to personalize dust masks with plastic textiles would waste. that raises their awareness of the environmental impact garbage can at the same time they learned that it can be recycled rather than discarded indiscriminately in the streets. you know like that. if you were doing your. visit our website or send us a tweet. do your. share your story. what a wonderful idea and a great initiative let's hope it will inspire many more kids to change their attitudes towards waste shifting gears now to another environmental problem that
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threatens nearly the entire west coast of africa erosion the sea has already swallowed many villages on the atlantic and residents are helpless to stop it. more fishing villages close senegalese car erosion isn't the only problem industrial activities are also poisoning the environment to belgian documentary makers went to find out the facts uncovered a shocking situation. so much. science is. lost. make it through the summit. to. the bunny project is a web documentary by law m.p.'s nest that black and white film tells the story of
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a vanishing senegalese town near the capital dhaka the belgian filmmakers discovered a coastal town called bonny which is under threat from the sea but also industrialization . in the west there has been a cement work very close to the choruses nine hundred forty six a new city center is being built to the north. a percent is built on land that could be found. in the west of the quarter there's a coal fired power station that went into operation in twenty eighteen. the government says the power station will be able to light up the whole of senegal but it was constructed on land that was originally promised to the fishing and farming communities ongoing coastal erosion is forcing families to abandon their crumbling houses by the sea.
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but it's about. you don't. see a lot less. about it they're all. equipped with a notebook and a camera here in la also explored the densely populated urban area where almost seventy thousand people live. they met families deprive both of a place to live and the means to make a living due to the construction project. since then i woke this land wasn't worth a lot up to now and that is precisely the danger with this new town center it's being described as if it would have been a wasteland otherwise without any homes but maybe a few fields pretty insignificant all in all the lives of real. just a hundred metres from the power plant local women dry fish traditional work that
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provides almost one thousand jobs but now a buffer zone is being created between the power station and local homes the place where people come to dry fish is being swallowed up as a result. because if you get. a really. really really hard you get if you get south i mean. the filmmakers say that barneys homeschools and fields are already covered with enough dust from the cement plant. the industrialization of senegal is a billion dollar project that has failed to take into account many environmental issues. with the met. the course building a power station alongside the port in the old cement works has added to c o two emissions and contributed to climate change. and it most probably will
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exacerbate. coastal erosion to. remember how station is also threatened by erosion is situated very close to the coast of. the two pasts. diverge. and now back in bonnie to show their film to the communities affected they hope their web documentary can raise awareness about the situation and inspire more people to resist construction projects that disregard the local population and their environment. staying within the west african sub region here in nigeria the activities of man also affects the earth even farming as well a young man in lagos as well and little or no soil for the cultivation of vegetables however the most remarkable bit of news is that it brings the farmers
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and their produce closer to the. these bazil possibly and lettuce blunts especial they being drowned with old use a normal soil vision over to systemise cold i drip politics to feed the plants the governor's use. made from the block of the coconut tree i had to conduct the transfer years are not. new trunks with chemical additives basically cost him to toss them in the natural state and a special vegetable formula that has all the micro nutrients and that the plants need. they got no color we grew began growing hurts and vegetables in lagos two years ago fresh produce is often difficult to find into nigerian megacity and organic products even harder to get hold of. starts with the need to.
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want to empower the farmers and also with the consumer in mind in terms of providing fresh corn it's a kroger's to all consumers which is real farm to table which is part of the whole agricultural revolution that's going on in the world by growing locally they could even under caught the prices of the organic produce a valuable in the city body still make profits conventionally grown vegetables sowed other market cost around thirty percent more than the organic ones here i buy kill species in the late eighty's most of them i imported suv get very expensive but the seas look and the groom dannie so the price and yes it's very reasonable when you think about what you're getting nothing can be fresh for you know straight from from farm to mouth the whole concept nothing if it's not too.
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the firm is also helping other farmers to further its example. we. branch of the country and it's part of the country that literally you know butte people are pretty fond of and in trance fights so far they've helped three farmers to launch their route businesses. planning to expand and are currently sitting up to new c.t. farms in lagos. some german cities have begun imposing driving bans on older diesel vehicles that's because diesel emissions can cause disease the ballot is also an issue for logistics unpossible delivery companies or german postal company plans to convert into entire fleet and has developed its only electric vehicle line we spent a day with
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a mail carrier on the road. benyamin forked is a mailman and it's a horror a small town there hamburg in northwest germany. he delivers about eight hundred letters and ninety parcels a day. he works with daughter past germany's biggest mail company. he drives an electric powered lights to lety vehicle called a street scooter. the post has a fleet of thirty four at this sorting office. the mess i'm in my first impression was that they look a bit odd that the design was unusual. past special nothing like it had ever been seen before not the vehicle was commissioned by dutch it passed because there were none on the market that fulfilled its requirements. dacha past the company that makes the vehicle four years ago. when benyamin four
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sets off each morning the battery is fully charged it can't be recharged while he's out and about only back at the depo. the range is eighty kilometers that's fine for his route and it's a whole except perhaps when he has the heating on. and it was once when it was raining a lot and everything was really damp i cranked up the heating on and i used five percent more power on that day and it wasn't even cold. towns across germany now it wants to deploy street scooters in big cities as well but their limited range has so far been a problem dacha past spokesperson martin gauntlet acknowledges that the diesel powered vans they currently use in cities will have to be replaced as they cause a lot of pollution. the volume of parcels has been rising and will continue to do so we can only guarantee delivery if we have
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a fleet that can reach our customers wherever they are. that will no longer be possible with our diesel trucks and inner cities in the forseeable future. so we have to consider alternatives. environmental activists design kiddies and regularly measures the air quality. it's not just cars and trucks that pollute the air here but also ships hamburgers germany's largest port. the concentration of particulate matter is high. the same kind of pollution from water traffic that we do from street traffic it's just that on ships the diesel engines are much bigger hence the high levels of nitrogen oxides and fine particular matter in our city. older diesel vehicles that don't meet the euro six standards have now been banned from parts of downtown. at least that's a step in the right direction. just. follow
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all road traffic to be electric powered there are no longer any technical obstacles to cars and light commercial vehicles all going electric. then of course the air would be lovely. if large commercial fleets such as that of dr past the switch to electricity that would make a significant difference the post office his street scooters are too small for the large volumes of goods it has to shift in hamburg a new and bigger model is in the works. benyamin court says most people he meets welcome the shift to evie it calls but there is one problem. there you hear. miss. once an old lady was about to walk out in front of the van horn and she says she complained that you can't hear new cars anymore but then she said it's good that they don't pollute the environment. for a person i don't. benyamin folk says he's happy with his evil he just has to drive
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even more carefully because people don't notice it coming as applied silently through it so who are. in tanzania and uganda and kenya christakis in lake victoria being depleted pollution is partly to blame. natural resources a research project report that some seven countries in europe and africa wants to help to tackle some of these problems. our reporter went to uganda to meet with a team from the university of calls through her in germany the scientists have come to the lake so hold workshops their goal is to boost fish talks and show local communities how to preserve the environment. mohammed has been fishing off their gun and shoes of looking for more than twenty five years .
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we no longer catch fish like we used to. be economic impact on us. right now you can sit traps and come up empty or get just one catch a week in the old days we would get a good catch every day. the main cause for the depletion of stokes fishing pollution from industrial activity is another problem these issues have made it harder to meet the rising demand for fish. this has prompted some ugandans to set up fish farms. one of the biggest challenges is the lack of clean fresh water. from outside the capital kampala. to fish farming you have to keep flushing your ponds all the time so you can
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imagine the amount of money that we spent just to make sure that we had water running into the different points every ten thousand. she's taking part in a union funded project called v h one she does fish from us are learning about a new technology. and african scientists the project is led by professor john from the university of calgary in germany the team has come up with a new system green use west water order to cut costs while boosting efficiency. one develop a system for the market it's called research aquaculture so this is to makes use of hundred percent water reuse recycle ation so it's environmentally very friendly because there's no water going through and there's no nothing spoiling the
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environment and we make use of renewable energy in order to reduce c o two footprint. in the town of on the can and side of the lake product is already in place the water is filtered using what's known as membrane bioreactor technology. in uganda has been using recycled water for the last eighteen months the used water is pumped into a tongue from there it flows into this busines which contains toms and sun that help clean the water. now wants to use recycled water to have big bones too. so we already have the system and it has proved to be very efficient for us using that same water would maintain the same temperature because that's a very crucial when you're watching exit to there in doha cherry so for the points
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that still work in progress for us to see how it would be able to integrate it. with this and just like more farmers to recycle water ideally using renewable energy the professor and his team have been working on this project for the last three years so far their work has brought them to uganda kenya and tanzania. we want to train we want to show people and we want to see how everything develops in the future and finally very very important is we need to at dept this solution for the local market so i thought a moment we brought a lot of ideas from europe and now we need the feedback of the local people to give us a guidance in future how can we develop a low cost system one of the ways they're hoping to achieve that is by promoting exchange between scientists and from us the established best practices that boost
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fish stocks and protect the environment. will come to the end of this edition of record africa but we will be back next year with more environmentalists ideas on initiatives from africa and europe we hope you enjoyed the show see you next time from now so long from the fossil park in lagos nigeria. and don't forget if you want to know more visit our website or check us out on social media we appreciate your feedback and commons santillan next edition of eco africa thanks for watching and goodbye from the crew here in johannesburg.
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but i correspond on what they're doing fronted. point zero point zero can see it because i see a very serious it. could let it. fly from berlin south african athlete to caster semenya loses her appeal the court of arbitration for sport it decides against the olympic gold medalist after she
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challenge rules that forced female athletes to regulate their testosterone levels. also coming up a court in the u.k. sentences wiki leaks founder julian assange to fifteen weeks in prison for breaching his bail conditions back in two thousand and twelve we'll get the latest from london. and venezuela braces for another day of on the breast with rival leaders locked in a battle for power demonstrations on tuesday turned violent forces loyal to president nicolas maduro are intent on defeating what they say is an attempted coup the self-proclaimed president once why the. always urging supporters to take to the streets again today in mass protest. on testosterone levels the court of arbitration for sport dismissed the south african star's appeal meaning that she will have to take drugs to lower her
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testosterone if she wants to compete the twenty eight year old athlete was trying to overturn a new set of idle layoffs regulations that are aimed at lowering the testosterone levels of intersex athletes the i.w.a. abscess of men yet and other female athletes who are classified as having differences in sexual development gave an unfair advantage due to their higher testosterone levels but the court also expressed its concerns about the athletics regulations. the plan then found out that there is the regulations of this criminal but the majority of the panel found that on the basis of the evidence submitted by the parties in the procedure such discrimination is a necessary result of all and proportionate means of achieving the other beliefs objective of preserving the integrity of female athletics. earlier i spoke to caster semenya as mentor toby sutcliffe to get his feet on the rolling. but
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i'm a bit silly but please just pointed we went out of our way to two thousand and nine to prove that she was unequivocally a female we did everything the devil if asked us to do so live it with the insisted and now this ruling. and i think this is a sad day for aesthetics a said day for women's aesthetics the said they for women sports and a saturday for sporting jane. you know a casserole well obviously and we saw a tweet from harry saying sometimes it's better to react with no reaction how do you think she'll be feeling right now will be subsequently should see a further thing and basically it's along the lines of for a decade i did but if it struck just slowed me down this is actually made me stronger the decision of the c.e.o. is for not to hold me back i will once again rise above and continue to inspire young women and ethics in south africa and around the world because to some in you
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so she's taking this as an impetus to move forward and inspire other girls and women you're saying toby i don't want to ask you about some of the criticism that we've seen from other female athletes as well that competing against caster is unfair that she has an added advantage because of higher testosterone levels what do you say to that criticism. well it isn't his fault she's been born like she's. lived it's question back at you which is unfair because i want you on straight but informed as i was thirteen shoes i decided on sure he's going to beat me in the spring prove is that an unfair advantage and i'm not going to take on the female and say that's an unfair advantage so this up as a whole new can of worms so i can understand the other woman being upset and saying that she has an unfair advantage but we had that that limit set the team in two thousand and nine and ten years later they now come and read relook at it and change to five as anybody gets and i don't know because i'm not a scientist i'm
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a sports administrators that. as anybody looks of one of the side effects of having to the heart of your your your levels from ten to five all these side effects as anybody bother to worry about those kind of things so i'm going to stand those people because complaining about it but you know how it would divert anybody tell me what is the way forward then would you be in favor of as we've seen in some proposals redefining these very traditional gender categories that we still have and sports. you know i would think so i mean you know what's interesting is that the university live aboard the university in liverpool have just come out with a study of five hundred ninety six athletes and of which i think correctly i think it's a sixteen congress i mean i get it elite athletes and they have proven the opposite to what's been proven and worked with thought it is a proven saying that it's more beneficial to sprinters than it is to middle distance and at speeds now this is just being released in the last few weeks so it
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isn't been subject to peer review so i don't suppose you can take that as yet to be official but that does come out as well to say now is that i'm going to go down that road and look at that as well too. i just think the can of worms now open i do know that this ship new will be some sort of appeal because if you read the reports and i haven't read or hundred sixty five pages of it you read what you've read is that there wasn't one hundred percent agreement in these questions back thought it but if how they going to do this and why they do what happens if this is what happens if they said this a lot of going to answer questions and i think any time will tell what the situation will be but one thing you can be sure of gustus menu is not going away it's not right toby sutcliffe speaking to us from pretoria in south africa thank you very much for sharing your insights today pleasure and not some other stories
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making headlines around the world u.s. attorney general william barr is under renewed fire over his handling of special counsel robert molests russia report his revelations have emerged that miller complained to bar about the attorney general's characterization of the report's findings saying it did not fully capture their context nature or substance bar will appear before the senate judiciary committee later today. the head of sudan's transitional council has pledged not to fire on democracy protesters colonel general carr spoke after meeting with the south sudanese counterpart the organizers of sudan's protests have threatened a general strike and civil disobedience as tensions mount with the country's military council demonstrators say the army is not serious about handing power over to civilians. and turkish police have detained demonstrators taking part in made a protest in istanbul lefter they tried to march towards the city's main square authorities had declared taksim square off limits citing security concerns another site holds symbolic value for the country's labor movement. meanwhile in the french
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capital paris protesters have clashed with police at annual may day march is there a reuters witness says police used tear gas to disperse a group of demonstrators who were massed security is tight across france with authorities fearing what they call radical activists would join the demonstrations yellow vest protesters and labor union assert taking part in the marches many of them using the occasion to protest against president of model in my columns policies. our correspondent lisa lewis is a covering the demonstration for us in paris she joins us now hi lisa give us an idea of how things have been there are today. well at this very moment things are rather calm people are marching towards the end of the demonstration but right at the beginning you had really violent clashes between hooded and must demonstrators and the police before the demonstration kicked off actually because they the police
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wouldn't let them go one or start actually before two thirty in the afternoon now there are apparently already quite a lot of injured people and there was lots of tear gas used as i could tell even from the sites the street and there was some kind of catch and mouse game going on between the protesters and the police one chasing the other and the other way around. police that we did see serious violence break out it made it demonstrations of the past two years how did police prepare for this year. but people were the police have really geared up for this they have to polish more than seven thousand police officers here in paris they're using drones to survey the demonstrations they using one hundred ninety mobile teams on motorcycles i've actually never seen that before at a demo here in france so they're really aware of the fact that it could get quite violent because protesters in advance they had announced the day of hell here in
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france lisa we can't forget that this is coming off the heels of the massive yellow vests protest movement that has swept across france tens of thousands of people taking to the streets to demand better economic conditions a change in policies what world has that played in today's demonstrations. well there are many yellow vests here and many unions say we actually understand them we agree with them on many of their demands but it has had other impacts on this made a demonstration because many people were fearing that it would get quite violent if you remember you know the past few weeks every saturday at thousands or tens of thousands of people have demonstrators across france and sometimes. there were violent clashes in most of the time though there were violent clashes between the police and the demonstrators now the made a demonstration normally is a place is a demonstration for families they come here with their children they have a good time there's music there's a party this time around you can see very few children so people have stayed home
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and actually the unions have been saying we don't expect this to be one of the biggest demonstrations for these reasons really our correspondent lisa lewis covering the may day demonstrations and parasites leonardo da vinci really also a talented inventor we need a german author who is disputing some aspects of divisions legacy. but first a court in london has sentenced wiki leaks founder julian assange to fifty weeks in jail for breaching the terms of his bail now that is almost the maximum sentence for the offense a sondre broke bail in twenty twelve when he entered the ecuadorian embassy in the city he fled there trying to avoid extradition to sweden over allegations of sexual assault and rape a sanchez arrested last month after ecuador withdrew his asylum status. let's go right to london our correspondent charlotte of pots is standing by there for a special law to tell us more about the court's decision today. well the judge was
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very clear in her sentencing statement first of all she said that julian assange put himself out of reach of u.k. authorities when he entered the u.k. at the ecuadorian embassy in two thousand and twelve she also said that julian asked almost cost the u.k. text pay sixteen million pounds because police have to guard the embassy at all times during those first years and thirty third of all she said that he had not willingly. put himself back to the u.k. authorities but instead would have to be arrested by the u.k. police and all of that led to the conclusion that the judge said he has to spend time in prison fifty weeks for skipping bail in two thousand and twelve and for avoiding that extradition request to sweden that's almost the maximum sentence that he could have received his legal team reacted. well it was very calm and collected especially in comparison to how he looked when
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he when he first exit got arrested at the ecuadorian embassy just a few weeks ago he cut off his spirit and his hair he looked very cleaned up and as i said calm and collected his defense argued that he's quite remorseful for his actions that he was just in the ecuadorian embassy is seeking refuge there because he was so fearful of being extradited to the u.s. where he at that time in two thousand and twelve had received death threats also by u.s. politicians threatening him with the death penalty so he was fearful of that and that is why he seek refuge in the ecuadorian embassy he said but the judge did of course put that into how conclusion but still reached the maximum sentence and assault on nearly the maximum sentence and assault reacted quite indifferent to that i think he was expecting it well he is due to appear in court again by video
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link tomorrow charlotta for his u.s. extradition hearing do you think this sentence will have any effect on that. no i think those are two separate issues he has to spend time in jail now but also the extradition to the u.s. will be discussed tomorrow there won't be a conclusion as we're hearing but the u.s. has asked for the extradition officer related charges of conspiracy with whistleblower chelsea manning of the both of them hacking into computer systems so that will be discussed tomorrow but it could take take months for this extradition bridges to sort authorities have said that they want assurances from the u.s. that julian assange would not be facing a possible death sentence in the u.s. if he was extradited he has a very vocal and loyal group of supporters what was the scene like at the court there are today. well but the supporters they were in the
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courtroom where i was also present and julian a socialist president they were shouting shame on you. after the judge had left the people in the cold room after the sentencing had been read and they were gathering here outside of the court they are planning to protest throughout the day in front of the u.s. embassy and also tomorrow in front of that extradition hearing. to post reporting for us from london good to talk to you. now venezuela is bracing for further unrest as opposition leader one way though has urged supporters to take to the streets in a push to oust president nicolas mughal violent clashes erupted during demonstrations on tuesday when forces loyal to mughal acted to defeat what he claims is an attempted coup dozens of people were injured and there are fears that similar scenes will play out again later today u.s. secretary of state mike pump ales said the u.s. is willing to intervene militarily if it's what's required but is hoping for
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a peaceful solution. let's get more on this story we have a secular this to let you with us he's a political science professor here in berlin and an expert on venezuela is with us in our studio we also have an early show and standing by she's our correspondent in moscow and she's been looking into russia's support of the mother government for us welcome to you both let's start with you those images that we saw on the street the mass protests yesterday where they were to supporters were really trying to seize the momentum and also perhaps the element of surprise would you say that that effort failed i do think that that failed and mostly because it lacked the massive support of people that they were expecting naturally these two boards of the military towards some other us government in india and also played a very important role those are the two factors that the chairman that has as fate now exactly how has the middle government under the intense pressure that it has
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been under from though and its supporters also internationally how has his government how is he managed to really keep hold of that power despite the economy collapsing that's a very good question what first you have to remember that many people still support the restaurant because they still remember the good years of chavez when i was government started when the economy grew the poverty and inequality degree so they still have that in their mind in their minds second another very important factor is the. that's the minutes are still supports the government and i think thirdly it is also very important to remember that after two thousand and seventeen and the failure insurgents that the opposition was trying to bring forward many people even those who do not like my daughter who are against motherhood do not want. resolution to this so they are not supporting this type of actions while his
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government also has international support namely in moscow let's come to you know emily now we heard in our report the claims by u.s. secretary of state might pump aoe that the venezuela president muddle wanted to leave the country and seek exile in cuba but that russia convinced him to say what is russia saying to that. well just like majeure russia is also denying that claim we've heard a statement from the foreign ministry spokesperson mighty as a hot of a she said that that was absolutely fake information and that it's part of an information war that the u.s. is waging she accused washington of trying to do more allies the venezuelan army in any way that it could we also saw overnight a statement from the embassy the russian embassy in venezuela which basically said no things are calm in caracas it's only one area where there have been clashes and they also cited official government sources saying that the military and the whole
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situation is under control now overall it seems that this whole situation seems to be developing into one where the u.s. and russia trade blows trade accusations we've heard both sides accusing each other of meddling russia has again and again accused the u.s. of organizing a coup and illegitimately meddling in the affairs of what they see as the illegitimate government of mud duro so it seems this is once one other place where tensions between the between the u.s. and russia are boiling to the surface family what should we make of russia's involvement in venezuela how much of a role does it play in muscle to script on power. well wash is an important backer for venezuela the two countries have historical ties and especially that backing is and is has become actions in the past few months after kind of months and weeks of rumors that russia had brought troops to venezuela russia actually did
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confirm that at the end of march they said however that these weren't troops that would be taking part in any sort of military active military service but that they were just there as advisors but the foreign ministry did emphasize that those troops would be there as long as venezuela needs them so that's of course important backing and also as important backing economically from russia and has had important backing from russia over the past few years in the form of billions of dollars in loans that is of course of benefit for russia as well because venezuela is an important importer of various products including russian weapons but russia will be looking at the situation in concern because if there is regime change it could be in that they don't get their billions in loans back that u.s. and russian foreign policy is playing here well a very important role every big power in the world russia the u.s.
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china they're interested in venice for another because as we all know and it's really a has some of the largest oil reserves in the world but it is also interesting to see that the big power that is here pushing forward this situation which is the u.s. support in whitehall it why is why is it support and why for so much and i think two things that are very important regarding trumps and administration towards weibo the first thing is that sam's foreign policy towards that in america has changed in the context of the trade war with china so the u.s. has hardened its line regarding what it's called it's considered to be for the backyard of the u.s. and it does not allow opposition within. it's own continent that's one of the first one of the important things why trump is subordinate right off so much the other thing that i would say and i think this regards the interop all it takes of the us is that trump is being accused of colluding in two thousand and sixteen with russia
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nor to win the elections and i think he's using this as a proxy war to confront with russia in the light of this like you say sions and russia's use in it as well so both powers are using venezuela as a proxy war to come from to each other all right i think of this so that the political analyst on venezuela for us with us in our studios and elisha went in moscow thank you both very much. now he is best known for his paintings most notably the mona lisa but italian artist leonardo da vinci was a true renaissance man with interests encompassing architecture mathematics engineering several branches of natural science and even music but now on the five hundredth anniversary of his death a german scholar is challenging some aspects of the veggies legacy. leonardo da vinci was not just an artist an architect but also a philosopher and engineer he's credited with some eighty inventions including
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submarines and flying machines but according to german author mathias echoed he didn't really invent them all. it's widely asserted that leon out of really did build a flying machine himself and that the last will an employee of his tried out this flying machine and that léonard over recorded the flight in his codex. i'm cool digs therefore when i've read the codex and there's nothing in it about the flight. stuff and printed. the florence workshop a vet okie oh the medics he's court painter became leonardo's master school he achieved mastery of perspective better than anyone else and he sketched everything he saw whether in books or in his surroundings in the pages of his notebooks unable to make a living as a freelance artist at the age of twenty five he applied to work as a specialist for military equipment at the milan court of ludovick us forces.
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hot the equipment he promised was either unfeasible totally impractical or simply didn't work so much with him for instance if you look at the tank he proposed it's constructed to be driven by a hand crank and hunt. and that hand crank is attached to a kind of gear a cage gear so that the front wheel goes backwards and the rear wheel goes for words. but he has takes a skeptical view of the da vinci cult basing his research in the artist's own notebooks. it wasn't until the twentieth century that the image of layer in art of the inventor which he himself never claimed to be first emerged driven by benito mussolini to support his fascist ideology the dictator recast davinci as a universal genius and a leading figure of italian creative strength. in your heart done and the varied
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miscellany initiated an exhibition not just initiated he ordered it and it was done and for that exhibition models were created from davinci sketches for the first time. models that simply ignored the errors in the original sketches the exhibition travelled from milan to the us and then to japan where it was destroyed in an air raid or stoning of wires that amazingly was the exhibition is gone miscellany is gone fascism is gone but the layer nado cult of the cult of léonard of the inventor has remained. leonardo was a visionary but he wasn't a jack of all trades book doesn't question the boldness of davinci is ideas but rather it worshipful view that distorts what he really was a person and list lee driven by curiosity. or minder now of our top stories here on the court of arbitration for sport has rejected an appeal by
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a one pick champion caster semenya after she challenged the international ethics that are rationed rules on testosterone levels in females the ruling means that south african star will have to take drugs to lower her testosterone if she wants to compete. and the u.k. court has sentenced wiki leaks founder julian assange to fifteen weeks in prison for breaching his bail conditions in two thousand and twelve a search took refuge in ecuador his london embassy to avoid extradition just sweden on rape allegations he was arrested last month. after ecuador withdrew his asylum status. coming up on t.v. news asia remembering the victims of war relatives of afghans killed in conflict now a place to honor their friends and families. and to singapore street food to serve un status we take you to a traditional hawker stall in singapore to get a taste. of such and has those stories and much more coming up on t.v. news asia.
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this is news coming up on the program it's a new dawn in japan as the country wakes up to a new empire we ask whether the change at the imperial palace has consequences for the nation plus. in it much more relatives of afghans killed in conflict now have a place to honor their friends and families and preserve some of their belongings and more than just food singapore says it's cohen harry tradition deserves u.n. status we take you to a traditional hawker stall you can decide yourself if the claim holds up.
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i'm melissa chan and welcome to news asia it's good to have you with us japan has a new emperor the oxford educated not a hito now sits on the chrysanthemum throne the fifty nine. a year old was presented with imperial rigol year at a mourning ceremony a sword and jewel in boxes as proof of his ascendance to the throne the new emperor then delivered his first official speech in which he vowed to remain close to the people and carry on his father's legacy of. insanity. i swear that i will act according to the constitution and fulfill my responsibility as the symbol of the state and of the unity of the people of japan while always turning my thoughts to the people and standing with them i sincerely pray for the happiness of the people and the for the development of the nation as well as the peace of the world. sits on the borders. so
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emperor not a hito has promised to promote unity and further the development of japan but does he actually have the power to do this to discuss this i am joined by michael penn who heads the shin gets to news agency in tokyo michael the royal family has no real political power this is the start of a new era so what do they have in their tool box to help define the era. well it depends basically on how you conceive of politics if you mean to that can they propose policies and enact them and enforce them in the or in the country of course they cannot but they are the symbol of the nation the opinion of the emperor and the imperial family is deeply respected you know essentially what they have is a very profound moral authority in the country and you know they set the tone for
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the country as much as they can and so i think that in their toolbox is their hold over the hearts of many japanese and of course that is a very profound sort of political power. now there has also emphasized keys for japan and the rest of the world it's something that many people consider a criticism indirectly of the current shinzo abbay government and their interest in we militarizing the country to what extent is that the case and how much is that going to play out in future years. well the you've put your finger on a very interesting question there because you know this is often under played quite deliberately you know people like to always suggest that there's a great deal of harmony between the government and and the the emperor but the reality is is that she is abbay and his political base which is essentially the far
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right of japan they want to reject the sensually the pacifism of the early post-war period and it's exactly that pacifism and that is the genuine regret for the war and these sorts of ideals that were very much taken up by akihito the previous emperor to give an example emperor akihito. and actually his father notionally the emperor before him after around one nine hundred seventy eight they would never go to the war shrine. yasukuni jinja shrine and this is something that has antagonized the right wing of japan for quite some time but it also shows that that akihito and and presumably his son naruhito on a very different page politically from the put the government at this time michael penn thank you we had to ask ghana stand now
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a country that has endured four decades of continuous conflict more than two million civilians are estimated to have been killed between the time of the soviet invasion in one thousand nine hundred seventy nine until the end of taliban rule in two thousand and one and since the u.s. led intervention thousands more have been killed or wounded in memory of people who died and museum has now opened in kabul it serves as a place for the sam liza victims to share their stories and their grief. the rafi doesn't hide his pain and he is still haunted by the day he found out that his eighteen year old sister had been killed by a suicide bomb monika model. when we found out he was body in a kaboodle autopsy hospital i told my father that it was hard but he said no he
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just couldn't accept me in cotton wool clinic but then he had to face reality at that point we were in so much pain and grief none of us could cry. many of the people listening have similar stories to share the center for memory and dialogue is a place for families to meet to know they're not alone in their grief. it's exhibits are a reminder of afghanistan's conflicts from the soviet invasion to the civil war the brutal reign of the taliban and the u.s. led intervention that followed. its organizers have worked on the project for eight years they say a place to remember and such as this is long overdue in a country that has been ravaged by war for four decades. unfortunately in afghanistan as you know there was not a policy of remember it was for you know dollars of war victims that we have in this country so this is a small center it is of course
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a tribe it to the war victims and as if part of them you know to come here and to share their stories and of course at the same time get acknowledged which is very very important in a context like afghanistan. the contents of memory boxes put together by relatives tell the story of individual victims like little. killed by a car bomb four years ago. outside on the streets the conflict rages on and civilian deaths have spiked making a place like this memory center all the more vital. we move on to a radically different kind of preservation of culture and custom if you've ever visited southeast asia you would have tried the food which you can buy at small stalls and one of the most famous places offering street food or hawker fare as
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it's known is singapore so much so that the country wanted recognized by the united nations as its special cultural contribution now running a hocker stall is tough work and it's something younger people in seem increasingly unwilling to do here's one young woman trying to keep the tradition going. when you leave really fucking start today many late night revellers have only just left it's two thirty am leave you know parents running food store the whole consent to a market hold for street food. singapore posts around six thousand talkers they're a treasured national icon but among them thirty four year old levy is an anomaly most cooks here nearing retirement. want to. be all right so it's really rare to see young generation to feel.
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nice specialty is prone noodle soup it takes almost four hours to prepare the recipe as a family secret grandfather brought it with him when he emigrated from china. he actually came to see our point tonight in that piece and is that the saudi problem with the along the street in singapore. juta hygiene concerns street food vendors were later moved into partially enclosed food courts orcus stalls are often family run businesses both in the late sixty's lees parents still work here slicing chillies and prawns they didn't want their daughter to join them a business graduate she could have easily had a comfortable office job. simple but. the heat and standing all day. it takes a toll on your back and legs. competition is fierce one dish costs the equivalent of two euros fifty leases budgeting is key as a result many stalls specialize in
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a single dish. by two pm lee is sold out next she has to settle her bills in a neighboring market on the job for twelve hours now she's satisfied but exhausted . might just be caught and they fired off the increased only and also my recently that's the. toughest challenge yet there's what i'm trying to hire if you want to call. me so i can get the rest on. time. one wind with a family in one of singapore's many apartment blocks lee's husband is hanging up the laundry he's happy to do the household chores he works from home and can plan as day as he likes while his wife leaves home at two in the morning and often doesn't return until late in the afternoon. i went over to help of two of these. it's thing that i would choose to do
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myself. lisa's many young hawkers throw in the towel she too wishes she had more free time. playing at home with their daughter qasr and their pets canaries is a rare treat. the family likes to eat out on weekends preferably at the hawker center around the corner leonor husband are currently mulling over a new plan they want to expand as south korean entrepreneur has asked lee to open up a branch in seoul. well the future looks bright she's concerned about singapore's hawker culture. maybe there are the same old yes they are. but i just. got a hiding to. go to the office and birth to expose mom to the public.
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whether or not she follows in the mother's footsteps is up to her and it's up to future generations to safeguard singapore's cullen era traditions. what do you think about singapore's bid to get their hocker food recognized by the un tell us contact us on facebook or twitter be sure to also check out our other stories on dot com ford slash asia we leave you with pictures from japan where crowds have been celebrating on bite they have a new amateur and it's the beginning of a new era thank you for watching and see you next time.
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workers take to the streets of asia's capitals this may day they want better conditions and more rights some demand an end to a culture of working just too many hours. careful what you plant for indian far as a back in court next month the pepsi sued them for growing its own trademark variety used for chips. and facebook says the future is private but how will it make money if we stop sharing details about lives. i mean for zola let's do business it's labor day workers joining rallies around the world they want better deals in their sect is or a better government in many cases in the philippines thousands of workers and activists mots through the capital manila they called on the government of
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president for griego to take to increase the country's minimum wage. becomes a week ahead of elections for the filipino senate. all the atmosphere couldn't have been any more difference in other parts of the world like cambodia where gambon makers staged a rather cheerful parade the first in years with officials lifting a ban on may day much as the demonstrators called for gender equality and protection of rights are also blessed by this month's as you can see that. in china young entrepreneurs a challenging the widespread culture of excessive overtime they want an end to what people call nine nine six working nine am to nine pm six days a week. they mention is a shanghai startup the develops internet encryption tools but recently founders who g.n. and his girlfriend cut who works as an advisor to the company have made headlines
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with a different issue they brought attention to china's nine nine six phenomenon nine am to nine pm six days a week the normal working schedule for tech employees and a clear violation of china's labor laws local police or local labor protection you know in addition to taking the always to go back to a right to seeing ok factory we know you guys want to be a force you want to force your employer all the work that no one thought up the tech industry before together young men who have written a piece of text that programmers can use in license agreements it says that any company who violates labor laws loses the right to use the software and although both of them know it would be hard to enforce this they hope to bring attention to working conditions in the chinese tech industry. in the chinese internet their initiative has sparked a heated debate one of the most prominent voices found object model china's most
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successful internet entrepreneur says that china's economic miracle has been built on people's willingness to work hard to the young he has an advice finding work is like finding a lover he says if you are truly in love you won't feel a time passing by for start up companies are ever there are less romantic questions to consider eating is working for a venture capital firm that invests in startups. it is very difficult for a startup in china to refuse working time if you spend less time to dramatically improve your competitiveness or to be successful you need to get ahead of others question a shitty yen and qusay they are happy about the debate they have sparked but they are however careful not to be seen as political activists the tech sector has become a showpiece industry to china's government companies enjoy creative freedoms but the red lines are clear google says he was even surprised when
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a journalist started asking about politics the first question he asked me are you asked why i said why this. is. i don't know. the new generation of chinese programmers and tech workers are carefully figuring out how to talk about their issues without inciting the government suspicion. pepsi is the global leader in potato chips it even has peyton's on the potatoes best suited to frying which is why it sued a handful of farmers in india for growing that very variety it wants thousands of dollars from landholders who only own a few acres each time she says the farmers infringed on the company's intellectual property rights using seeds paid for its lays potato chips the farmers are from gerat which has become a hub for growing potatoes for multinationals like k.f.c.
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mcdonald's and papacy the state is backing the farmers rights groups say pepsi used private detectives to carry out video recorded sting operations of the farms but the company has now backed down somewhat asking the farmers instead to join the thousands of others it's collaborative potato farming project that have to agree to the terms and conditions offered by pepsi including potato prices otherwise it's offering settlements to the other landholders provided they refrain from planting the seeds used to produce lays well meet up on job he is managing director x. rated agri solutions and wrote a whole research paper on these issues right and who's wrong in this case. so. yes as you mention mexico has a disturbed. that they have. for chip making back at the scene and then they have they just died and they. beat the act which is also part of the
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family's veins and so. actually i have allowed to get all that particular seat back there not to allow the senate as a people so frankly speaking yes there is and. but it goes but at the same time act is not what if they cannot see that the family is at wrong doing something illegal what about this deal or settlement the pepsi is offering the farmers is it any good. so pepsi is essentially saying what is there what they have but it goes back to the family stuff going there what that they were with them so they just essentially these things that you can are little dumb but it goes and let's you don't sell it to us. you know and the farmers
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actually and i think they did that and they have asked for more time to come back so let's see what the farmers have in mind. but tell me is pepsi really the bad guy here you wrote in your paper on this very subject that the company's been active in punjab since the eighty's and has invested a lot. yes so as not all new technologies not a g.'s have the budget to fall out great it didn't give you this productivity so in this basic go has. has worked in farmer as well thanks to the company so this stuff like that but it goes to that company and in that sense the founders benefit they're going to have productivity they're going to make appraisers they're going to say sing a lot of risk but if you're lucky that hanslick. and the others who are not flipping the company have excluded so and anyway that the boy then it comes to a situation between the founder has. put it and then see you know who will always
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be the bad guy so there's a scene of the with us as well yet still that the company is adding to technology and adding to productivity it all is that the downside is technology i would also leads to a monopoly so the benefits then would be limited to fewer farmers worse is these benefits of going to a large group of farmers so mita it doesn't sound like this is going to be the last time we hear of global corporations what we can grow and sell. not journey in fact more and more the entire population we need higher productivity i have heard activity something involved they eased the job again on the largely by imagine i fell down the knees because they are investing in. so much in research so this is not the last time that you had in about it but evidence is there this is the president the only president is really in india because there are many
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companies were working with summers and summers i am not loyal at all i did i see their profit and they will be on their contract but not the sun most important because they realize that more head in the world would it be and except they have not there the founders state that the needs to court so by any was working there is going to be is going to occur and the only in the longer and the reality outcome of this case will set up this event as to how the world of us in n.z. vs a family made up a job thank you very much for being on the show thank you. now to some other business stories from around the world security officials from british telecoms operators have reportedly held a closed door meeting with a top u.s. cyber security official to discuss the risks of when made by the way this comes after vodafone said it had found security back doors in the chinese companies equipment trade negotiators from the u.s.
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and china are resume talks to end the tariff war washington wants beijing to roll back industry development plans and says a based in part on stolen technology is even the new shin the us treasury secretary says both sides are close to an agreement. and apple's first quarter profits fell sixteen percent this as sales numbers for i phones dropped sharply the american tectonic space i phone sales to stabilize in china results from services like music streaming work better than expected. the future's bright sounds great from. the c.e.o. of facebook he has many in the tech sector scratching their heads the annual f eight conference the social media giant announced its latest reinvention of itself it's all about privacy an entirely new direction for facebook dogged by privacy scandals the social media company is about to restructure its platform to be more
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private and protect its customer status i get a lot of people aren't sure that we're serious about this. i know that we don't exactly have the strongest reputation on privacy right now to put it lightly but i'm committed to doing this well and just starting a new chapter for our products. now over the last few years facebook has been in the midst of a number of privacy scandals customers passwords and email contacts were on encrypted and accessible to employees millions of accounts were hacked to be more protective of data seems like a step in the right direction but some are questioning how it will work or clearly if businesses and facebook has less access to information about people because they're communicating in a private environment that makes it harder to deliver targeted advertising and that's what facebook's business is built upon so there's questions i had i don't
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know that they're all the answers are going to be. apparent and the in the near future of their most personal of course facebook will still have access to lots of valuable made up data to sell to advertisers other potential moneymakers are being developed including new versions of the oculus virtual reality goggles and an improved online payment app bye bye.
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more than just earning a living work promotes integration. workers are active independent and take part in society. but how do foreigners or people with disabilities join the workforce. we ask them. learn about the difficulties
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. this is news live from. lead may day clashes in the streets of paris police used tear gas to disperse a group of demonstrators as trade unionists and yellow vests protest against president not homes policies we'll have the latest from the french capital also coming up of course in the u.k. sentences wiki leaks founder julian assange to fifteen weeks in prison for breaching his bail conditions back in twenty twelve that's when he sought asylum in the ecuadorian some embassy and south african athlete dr caster semenya loses her appeal to the court of arbitration for sport it decides against the olympic gold medalist after she challenge rules that forced female athletes to regulate their testosterone levels.
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i'm sorry so misconducts good to have you with us. the annual may day demonstrations in the french capital paris have turned ugly as protesters clashed with police and police used tear gas to disperse a group of demonstrators who were hooded and massed security is tight across france with authorities feeling that those they call radical activists would join the demonstrations yellow bus protesters and trade unionists are taking part in the marches many of them using the occasion to protest against president manuel maccollins policies. our correspondent lisa lewis is a covering the demonstration for us in paris she joins us now hi lisa give us an idea of how things have been there are today. well at this very moment things are rather calm people are marching towards the end of the demonstration but right at the beginning you had really violent clashes between hooded and must demonstrators
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and the police before the demonstration kicked off actually because they the police wouldn't let them go one or start actually before two thirty in the afternoon now there are apparently already quite a lot of injured people and there was lots of tear gas used as i could tell even from the sites the street and there was some kind of catch and mouse game going on between the protesters and the police one chasing the other and the other way around. police that we did see serious violence break out that made it demonstrations of the past two years how did police prepare for this year. but people were the police have really geared up for this they have to ploys more than seven thousand police officers here and paris they're using drones to survey the demonstrations they using one hundred ninety mobile teams on motorcycles i've actually never seen that before at a demo here in france so they're really aware of the fact that it could get quite
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violent because protesters in advance they had announced the day of hell here in france lisa we can't forget that this is coming off the heels of the massive yellow vests protest movement that has swept across france tens of thousands of people taking of the streets to demand better economic conditions a change in policies what world has that played in today's demonstrations. where there are many yellow vests here and many unions say we actually understand them we agree with them on many of their demands but it has had other impacts on this made a demonstration because many people were fearing that it would get quite violent if you remember you know the past few weeks every saturday at thousands or tens of thousands of people have demonstrators across france and some time. there were violent clashes in most of the time though there were violent clashes between the police and the demonstrators now the made a demonstration normally is a place is a demonstration for families they come here with their children they have good time
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there's music there's totty this time around you can see very few children so people have stayed home and actually the unions have been saying we don't expect this to be one of the biggest demonstrations so these reasons really are correspondent lisa lewis covering the mayday demonstrations in paris force thank you lisa. now venezuela is bracing for further on arrest as opposition leader one weibo urges supporters to take to the streets in a push to oust president nicolas maduro that's after violent clashes erupted during demonstrations on tuesday when forces loyal to motherhood all acted to defeat what he said was an attempted coup dozens of people were injured and there are fears that similar scenes will play out again later today. they've responded to a call to action from opposition leader one quite oh. power from the streets for work why don't the final push to oust president nicolas maduro bus after a day of violent clashes which appeared majeure i still wasn't going anywhere you
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cannot us with the truth as a sword as a shield we face so many attacks and so many lies and because of that we've emerged victorious for your foreign. quite oh is recognized as interim president by more than fifty countries and he says the military is now on his side. were talking to the armed forces and today it is clear that the armed forces are with the people of venezuela and not with a dictator i quite a has quickly become the key protectionist in a geo political tug of war his main backer the united states accuses russia which the portsmouth jiro are cementing unrest in the country. particularly now when innocent as well and civilian lives are on the why we expect the russians not to interfere in what's happening in venezuela that's good for us secretary of
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state might pompei i said migiro was persuaded to stay by russia which has vast sums of money tied up in oil rich venezuela pompei is claimed just propaganda according to major. in the town of gago mark boal kayo said in the afternoon that i. had a plane to flee to cuba. and the russians got me off the plane and forbade me from leaving the country. so far. mr pompei oh what a lack of sincerity and so the day ended as it started maturity surrounded by his general still in power why joe again taking to social media to call for more street protests on wednesday with fears things could turn even more violent. let's get a roundup now of some other stories making news around the world turkish police have detained demonstrators taking part in may day protests in istanbul after they
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tried to march toward the city's main square authorities had declared taksim square off limits citing security concerns the site hold symbolic value for the country's labor movement. the head of sudan's transitional council has pledged not to fire on democracy protesters colonel general has a car spoke after meeting with the south sudanese counterparts the organizers of sudan's protests have threatened a general strike and civil disobedience as tensions mount but the country's military council demonstrators say the army is not serious about handing power to civilians. u.s. attorney general william barr is under renewed fire over his handling of special counsel robert muller's russia report revelations have emerged that muller complained to bar about the attorney general's characterization of the report's findings saying it didn't fully capture of their context nature or substance barr is appearing before the senate judiciary committee today. and two members of the
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russian protest collective pussy riot have reportedly been granted asylum in sweden swedish public to television s.t.t. says the court overturned an earlier ruling rejecting the pair's application luciana genuine and alexi cannot ski had cited death threats threats as grounds for asylum. a court in london has sentence wiki leaks founder julian assange to fifty weeks in jail for breaching the terms of his bail that's almost a maximum sentence for the offense a songe broke pale of twenty twelve when he entered the ecuadorian embassy in the city he fled there trying to avoid extradition to sweden over allegations of sexual assault and rape assault was arrested last month after ecuador withdrew his asylum status. let's go right to london our correspondents are lots of pots is standing by there for a special law to tell us more about the court's decision today. well the judge was
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very clear in her sentencing statement first of all she said that julian assange put himself out of reach of u.k. authorities when he entered the u.k. at the ecuadorian embassy in two thousand and twelve she also said that julian asked almost close the u.k. text paya sixteen million pounds because police had to guard the embassy at all times during those first years and thirteen of all she said that he had not willingly put himself back to the u.k. authorities but instead would have to be arrested by the u.k. police and all of that to the conclusion that the judge said he has to spend time in prison fifty weeks for skipping bail in two thousand and twelve and for avoiding that extradition request to sweden that's almost the maximum sentence that he could have received his legal team reacted. well it was very calm and collected especially in comparison to how he looked when he
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when he first exit or got arrested at the ecuadorian embassy just a few weeks ago he cut off his beard and his hair he looked very cleaned up and as i said calm and collected his defense argued that he's quite remorseful for his actions that he was just in the ecuadorian embassy is seeking refuge there because he was so fearful of being extradited to the u.s. where he at that time in two thousand and twelve had received death threats also by u.s. politicians threatening him with the death penalty so he was fearful of that and that is why he seek refuge in the ecuadorian embassy he said but the judge did of course put that into how conclusion but still reached the maximum sentence and assault or nearly the maximum sentence and assault reacted quite indifferent to that i think he was expecting it well he is due to appear in court again by video link tomorrow for his u.s.
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extradition hearing do you think the sentence will have any effect on that. no i think those are two separate issues he has to spend time in jail now but also the extradition to the u.s. will be discussed tomorrow there won't be a conclusion as we're hearing but the u.s. has asked for the extradition officer related charges of conspiracy with whistleblower chelsea manning of the both of them hacking into computer systems so that will be discussed tomorrow but it could take take months for this extradition bridges to sort storage fees have said that they want assurances from the u.s. that. would not be facing a possible death sentence in the u.s. if he was extradited he has a very vocal and loyal group of supporters what was the scene like at the court there are today. well the but the supporters they were in the
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courtroom where i was also present and julian a socialist president they were shouting shame on you after. after the judge had left the people in the courtroom after the sentencing have been read and they were gathering here outside of the court earlier they are planning to protest throughout the day in front of the u.s. embassy and also tomorrow in front of that extradition hearing. to post reporting for us from london good to talk to you a new imperial era has begun in japan after the abdication of emperor akihito his eldest son has ascended the throne in his first public address as emperor he pledged to follow his father six ample by devoting himself to peace and staying close to the people. in the final minutes of his say the era of outgoing emperor akihito. and the beginning of rewind the era of naruhito thousands gathered in the streets and night clubs to
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celebrate. the next morning the rain had cleared and the party kept going many went to the imperial palace to be a part of this historic event. to make. the transition of imperial eras is an event that may happen only once in our lifetime it's a special day and we came here today as we wanted our baby to be present at this historic moment to explain that that was. one of the following the previous emperor i hope the new one will stand with the japanese people and do more things that people expect a lot from him doesn't look good. inside the palace two short ceremonies the first attended by senior government officials the prime minister and his cabinet parliamentary leaders and the male members of the imperial family
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chamberlain's present no he too with the imperial sword and jewel as well as the state and privy seal's. a short time later the emperor returned with all of his family and court you go inside and. i swear this i will act according to the constitution. and fulfill my responsibility as the symbol of the state and of the unity of the people of japan always turning my stories to the people and standing with them i sincerely pray for the happiness of the people and the further development of the nation as well as the peace of the world. since a new. prime minister shinzo abbey came the. dust begins a new era in japan. means beautiful harmony and well japanese soul
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abraded with sarkozy and can make notes of congratulation poured in from capitals around the world. you're watching the news still to come on the show shocking its readers us magazine sports illustrated usually chooses a bikini clad model for the cover of its annual swimsuit issue but not this time we'll look at the controversy it's cost. but first olympic champion kat caster semenya has lost a landmark legal challenge against the international athletics federations regulations on testosterone levels for female athletes and the court of arbitration for sport dismissed the south african star's appeal meaning that she'll have to take drugs to lower her testosterone if she wants to compete the twenty eight year old athlete was a trying to overturn a new set of regulations that are aimed at lowering the testosterone levels of intersex athletes. semenya and other female athletes who are classed as having
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differences in sexual development gain an unfair advantage due to their higher testosterone levels but the court also expressed its concerns about the athletics regulations. and then found out that the regulations of this criminal but the majority of the phones but on the basis of the evidence submitted by the parties in the procedure such discrimination is a necessary result of all proportion and means of achieving the other beliefs objective of preserving the integrity of. earlier i spoke to caster semenya mentor toby sutcliffe to get his views on the ruling. but i'm a bit silly but please just pointed we went out of our waiting two thousand and nine to prove that she was unequivocally a female we did everything the devil or forced us to do so live it with the insisted and now the shooting. and i think this is
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a sad day for aesthetics a sad day for woman insisted it's the sad day for women sports and a sad day for sporting good how do you know a casserole well obviously and we saw a tweet from her saying sometimes it's better to react with no reaction how do you think she'll be feeling right now won't we subsequently should say a further thing and basically it's along the lines of for a decade i did but if a structure slowed me down this is actually made me stronger the decision of the c.e.o. is for not to hold me back i will once again rise above and continue to inspire young women and ethics in south africa and around the world because to swim in you so she's taking this as an impetus to move forward and inspire other girls and women you're saying toby i don't want to ask you about some of the criticism that we've seen from other female athletes as well that competing against caster is unfair that she has an added advantage because of higher testosterone levels what
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do you say to that criticism. well it isn't his fault she's been born like she's. lived it throw a question back at you which is i'm favorite or what you are answered but the in focus our thirteen shoes i've decided on sure he's going to beat me has been proved is that an unfair advantage and i'm not going to take on the female and say that's an unfair advantage so this up is a whole new can of worms so i can understand the other woman being upsets and saying that she has an unfair advantage but we had that that limits it attained in two thousand and nine and ten years later they now come and read relook at it and change the five as anybody gets an i don't know because i'm not a scientist i'm a sports administrators that. as anybody looks of one of the side effects of having to do part of your your your levels from ten to five all the side effects as anybody bother to worry about those kind of things so i'm going to stand those
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people because complaining about it but you know hard would divert anybody tell me what is the way forward then would you be in favor of as we've seen in some proposals redefining these very traditional gender categories that we still have and sports. you know i would think so i mean you know what's interesting is that the university little boy the conversing in liverpool have just come up with a study of five hundred ninety six athletes and of which i think correctly i think of sixty nine or something like that of elite athletes and they've proven the opposite to what's been proven and worked well thought it would prove in saying that it's more beneficial to sprinters than it is to middle distance as it states and this is just been released in the last few weeks so it hasn't been subject to peer review so i don't suppose you can take that as yet to be official but that does come out as well to set up is that of we're going to go down that road and look at that as well too. i just think that the can of worms now open i do know
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that there certainly will be some sort of appeal because if you read the report and i haven't read or hundred sixty five pages of and you read what you've read is that there wasn't one hundred percent agreement of these questions back thought it but if now they get it but if that is what they can do what happens if this is what happens if that so this is a lot of oncet questions and i think any time will tell what the situation will be but one thing you can be sure of justice menu is not going away all right tobie sutcliffe speaking to us from pretoria in south africa thank you very much for sharing your insights today football now and you're going clubs liverpool take on barcelona and the semifinals of the champions league tonight the spanish team has already won the first major trophy of the season clinching the liga title over the weekend now the focus turns to the red for a sixth european crown messi will lead the line for the catalans and he'll be joined by striker noice white us who used to play for liverpool coach n.s.w.
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then they has called on the barcelona fans to help make the cut new stadium a fortress but liverpool's coach believes he knows how to beat barcelona. being really brave defending the mostly and all that stuff a play football bios of that's the biggest challenge you face an exam like this because when they have the ball and use your frustration tolerance must be. because they pass the ball to you so. you have to accept that but i'm always when you have the ball and then you have to be the biggest threat they can imagine in tuesday's champions league semifinals underdogs i.x. pulled off another shock beating tottenham away in the first leg the only goal of the game came from i.x. midfielder don evander back in the first half the dutch team must now defend their slim lead in the second leg in amsterdam next week. ok now for decades the sports illustrated annual swimsuit issue has been known for
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one thing skin and a lot of it the us magazine is widely credited with making the bikini an acceptable piece of apparel so that's why the latest issue is raise a lot of eyebrows for featuring its first model wearing a burka rather than a bikini. and has been looking into the story for us hi erin this has caused a stir tell us more about this model ok well we're talking about alina od and now she is a twenty one year old somali american model who is actually interesting enough born in a refugee camp in kenya before moving to the american midwest as a child and even though she has spent most of her life united states she really hasn't forgotten her roots and says her heritage as a somali american model is really influenced her career so why don't we have a listen to what actually she has to say for herself this is literally a dream come true i. mean i can't even tell you how this feels like. i never really felt. because i never could flip through
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a magazine and the girl who was wearing. a. third. ok and as you notice there i mean she wears a head job and her choice to wear her job has really kind of influence and help shape or career now she made headlines when she was the first woman to wear a head job at the miss minnesota usa pageant and you know she's from the midwest she grew up in the midwest and i did too i spent twenty two years of my life there and i have to admit the choice of wearing a head job is kind of a bold one the united states midwest isn't really known as being the most diverse region of the planet and i have to admit in my twenty two years there i never once saw a woman wearing a job walking down the street and you know that choice has really kind of shaped her career you know she walked she walked the new york fashion week wearing her job and she even appeared on the cover of british vogue so this is a bold choice for her definitely you know what about sports illustrated here this might be the first time they've actually asked one of the models to cover up instead of stripping down. what's behind that choice well i mean if you want to be
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cynical about it we're talking about it i mean it's this is shoes subversion of our expectations use that buzz phrase i mean as you as you were saying earlier sports illustrated is known for showing a lot of skin and suddenly you know they're trying to turn that around they're showing someone in bit more modest dress it really is an attention grabber it causes people to stand up and listen but also you know sports illustrated has been criticized for the years for only showing one type of beauty for really focusing on one very very specific type of image of female beauty and now we're kind of seen more than branching out to more diverse territory and that's really what the editors have said that this is about they want their magazine and especially there's there are a swimsuit issue to be a much more diverse encompassing area and. i should say for her part has said that she hopes that her inclusion will help her kind of the a role model for girls from a similar background ok that was the editor's intention what did the readers and users think well i'm glad you mentioned that because we actually have a couple of tweets to show you this is it has of course been
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a divisive issue there's been a lot of different people commenting on this online and one person who is supportive of the decision has said i have to say this she is beautiful without being scantily clad i think representing beauty and swimwear in all forms is amazing sports illustrated i'm proud now so that's definitely a positive viewpoint however there have been of course the detractors online no one user said her a on celebrating and praising a symbol of oppression all the while women in iran protest job the level of ignorance is high on this one so really your view on whether or not you support sports illustrated kind of comes down to what side you are on when it comes to the do the job in virginia debate i mean is it a free choice for the women who wear them or is it a symbol of the approach of oppression and patriarchy it's really kind of depends on your view on that right a controversial story there our reporter erin thank you very much thank you. i let's get a recap now of our top story that we're following for you here on g.w. french police have used tear gas to disperse a group of demonstrators as the trade unionists and yellow vests protested against
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