bridges be kept from falling apart only for a little while? >> hopes for a cease-fire to end eight days of fighting in the middle east faded just after the plan was announced. israel accepted an egyptian proposal with conditions but assumed there would be acceptance of the plan. alley ever a man was the first to die in israel since the. conflict began last week. nick schifrin is in gaza. we saw and heard heavy firing from both sides. i would assume that has kept up. what is the latest there? >> yes, michael, when we talked last we talked about this being a front line to the fighting that was going on a couple of hours ago. we had six or seven rockets fire
from that neighborhood right behind me. you could see these large lice go up almost immediately. the iron dome, the anti missile defense system in israel would light its flairs try to light its rockets. we had a huge f-16 attack a mile north from here. in the last couple of hours it has been calm, but the point is that all day on a day that was supposed to be quiet, on a day that was supposed to be 12 hours of a cease-fire both sides have been fighting and a barrage, one of the largest barrages of rockets from gaza into israel, that's what we saw today. a hundred rockets all the way to tel aviv, as we said one of those rockets killed in israeli man in his 30s by the crossing that's the main crossing between gaza and israel. that has not happened in the last week of this conference. >> a lot of disappointment that the cease-fire was not able to
hold. a lot of frustration between the israeli side and palestinian side in terms of implementation and consulted, secretary of state john kerry said a lot of criticism towards hamas for their dealings during this negotiation for a cease-fire. with all that being said what gives anyone hope that another cease-fire could go in effect and hold this time? >> yeah, i mean, i think you're right. there is a suggestion. there is a majority on both sides who do want peace and who don't want government. they're pressuring the government not to accept the peace fire. you talk to people here and they want hamas, they want the military wing of hamas to prove their strength and stick it to the israelis as one of them said to me today. on the other side we were talking with a young couple in a city closest to israel, the mother said go in.
go in with the invasion. i don't want to have to deal with these rockets at all any more. make this a permanent solution. and so actually there is a lot of pressure on the governments not to have a cease-fire. it's not clear whether they're going to have the cease-fire. the hamas leadership has not said whether they'll consider the cease-fire or not. >> it would bring relief from residents, and they said they would rather wait for a better deal. john hendren reports. >> they've been bombed and burned. government buildings turned to republic. morgues filled with the dead. hospitals filled with the wounded. and still by and large palestinians and the gaza strip do not seem to want a cease-fire. at least not this cease-fire.
>> we are cease-fire for cease-fire. we've had three wards and the result of every war is truce for truce. we gained nothing. we need them to open the crossings completely and open the sea for the fishermen. >> due in part to an economic blockade by israel 40% are unmr.ed. many palestinians feel they simply have little left to lose. >> we are against the pre-cease-fire. we need many problems to be resolved. we need them to solve the crossing problems, the electricity, the running water, unemployment. many generations have become unemployed. i have four unemployed sons. >> reporter: here at the refugee camp most people are jobless. many of them have been without water for as long as two weeks. they have eight hours of power a day. and what they don't want from a
cease-fire agreement is one that gives them nothing but 200 fellow palestinians lost. few here suffer from the illusion that an agreement would liberate them from the israeli occupation, but most do aspire to end the seven-year early blockade known as the siege of the islamic strip. >> soldier, health environment situation. the cease-fire is not enough. we are calling to end the siege. with no limits. it is illegal, inhuman. blockades must be ended. >> reporter: until the people of gaza feel an agreement might materially change their lives hamas will face little pressure from palestinians. and the rockets from gaza will continue. john hedron, al jazeera, gaza.
>> let's take a look at this conflict by the numbers. israel has launched nearly 1700 airstrikes since the fighting began last week. those strikes have killed 194 people and wounded nearly 1500 more. on the israeli side israel said one person was killed in a hamas rocket strike at the border crossing into gaza. 26 israelis have been injured. the israeli army said hamas has fired 1200 rockets into israel since last to you. israel's iron dome defense system has intercepted just over 200 of them. al jazeera's has more from jerusalem. >> reporter: well, following the death of an israeli civilian at the border crossing between gaza and israel we have been hearing statements from israeli officials that could indicate that things could be moving towards further escalation. according to israeli media reports the israeli prime
minister benjamin netanyahu who convened a security cabinet meeting in tel aviv tuesday night said that hamas is going to pay the price for deciding to continue with the escalation and that israel would continue to strike hamas until it is able to bring quiet to israeli civilians. similar sentiments were echoed by the israeli defense minister. who said that israel is determined to continue its action, and would never compromise when it comes to israel's security. at the same time we are hearing some statements from the white house in washington, d.c. where a government official was quoted as saying that the rocket attacks on innocent civilians in israel are completely unacceptable, and that israel is entitled to taking the necessary actions in order to ensure the safety and security of its civilians. now these kinds of statements give the israeli government a sense of legitimacy in order to
widen it's current military operation and intensify it against gaza. >> reporting from jerusalem. meanwhile in washington two texas law make letters introduce a bipartisan plan they say will ease immigration prices at the border. the bill would amend the current law that applies to children entering the u.s. and countries other than canada and mexico. as it stands they can go before a judge to have their cases heard, something that can keep them in the u.s. for years. this comes as the white house pushes for 3.7. billion dollars plan they say it is needed to tackle the prices before congress leaves for its august recess. the mexican government is stepping in to stem the throw of immigrants traveling from central america to the u.s. mexico secretary of interior announced plans for migrant safe houses along the southern border. it will have place force unaccompanied minors. they plan to crackdown on crime in the region and improve intelligence cooperation with mexico's neighbors.
jose antonio vargas is a pulitzer winning reporter and well-known undocumented immigrants. he traveled to the border to document the immigration crisis. >> reporter: he was detained an at a border patrol checkpoint. his detention poses a great dilemma for the obama administration. he is a leader of immigrants rights movement in america. jose antonio vargas handcuffed at the texas airport and the video posted online appears he's being questioned by authorities. he was in texas to visit undocumented children crossing the border to escape gang violence in central america. in a statement supporters say we stand with jose antonio and demand his immediate release but we must remember that there are thousands along the border who
live with the same fear every day. vargas is the most famous undocumented immigrant in the u.s. >> i'm going to tell you something that i haven't told a lot of people. i'm actually an undocumented illegal immigrant. hi family brought him to the u.s. from the philippines when he was 12. but wasn't until he was 16 that he learned that he entered illegally. he went on to become a pulitzer prize journalist. >> the hardest decision to make was deciding whether i was willing to be my own story as a journalist, my training has always been you get out of the way. you tell--you write the story. you tell the story, you get out of the way. i plopped myself right in the middle of it 234. >> reporter: now more than ever he is the story. he was surprised he would have to cross a border patrol checkpoint to leave mckellen. he said, i don't know what's going to happen.
then he tweeted, the only i.d.s i have for security, philippine passport in my pocketbook the u.s. constitution. >> the most lineally video is that vargas will be released on bond while he waits for a hearing but there is no guarantee that will happen. >> roxana, thank you. for more on this story let's go to washington. let's go to christina jiménez, co-founder of united we dream, the advocacy group that invited vargas to mccal mccallen. was he not aware that there was a good possibility that he could be detained because this is a border town? >> either jose or i were aware that this could happen. i invited jose on the weekend of july fourth, and i said, jose, you need to join us. we need to make sure that we lift up the stories of the children that are fleeing
central america, and that we change the debate that has been so politicalized by the white house and republicans and to focus on the safety of the children. jose accepted, and he joined us at the border with our affilia affiliates and leaders, and we held a vigil for three days. when we do the there our community there told us that given the checkpoint situation he was not going to be able to life mckallem. we were in disbelief. we did not believe that this would happen. >> i have to admit for someone who deals with immigration i find it hard to believe that jose would not believe that that was a possibility h. he covered the story extensively. did he a documentary, he didn't
think it was a possibility? i find that hard to believe there we were all acting very quickly. we started to see the anti-immigrant protesters topping people who being served at the shelters, and so in a matter of days we all planned thto go down to mcallen texas, and meet with the minority affairs. he had been all over the country sharing his story. he also had been in border towns in california where there not a lot of check points in the area, and he had been find. his own assumption was, i'll be okay.
>> if he came to support your group he would bring a lot of attention and support and advocacy. do you think his detainment will help or potentially hurt the endeavors that your group are involved in at the border? >> we believe that jose antonio's story is the story of many young immigrants who were left out of the preferred action that was enacted by the president in 2012. that left many vulnerable for deportation. his story is one more of the story of undocumented people in the united states who are waiting for political leaders to deliver a solution. we have more than a thousand people who are deported every day. that means young people, children, and families that are being separated every day. so our hope is through the story and experience of jose, the american people and political makers understand the suffering and the fact that all of these
families live in fear of deportation every day, and that the president needs to take action. >> he needs help from congress if he's going to do that. christine jiménez, co-founder of united we dream. thank you so much. a little over an hour ago the house voted to approve a bill to pay for road and bridge repair for a few more months. the measure would keep the highway trust fund from running out of money in a few weeks. the senate is considering a similar bill. mike viqueira joins us live from washington. mike, it seems like we've been talking about this issue for quite some time to help repair the country's infrastructure. everyone agrees it needs to be done, but getting it done is the issue. what is the latest from where you stand? >> reporter: the good news-bad news from washington on the issue of highway funding, you're right, the house of representatives, the senate and white house are is behind this as well. they have passed a stop-good
measure. even the president calls it kicking the can down the road, but said he would endorse what the house did. this highway trust fund is set to run out of money in a matter of weeks. the house of representatives, senate, they're getting ready to go on vacation. they have ten more legislative days. they won't be back for september. they needed to do something, and this was the compromise. they voted overwhelmingly, 367 367-55 many republicans defying conservative outside groups calling to reject this bill. it just goes to show you and perhaps this is the good news that when it comes to the highway bill members of congress are still interested in passing something and don't want to be blamed for this. president obama visited a high tech firm and drove one of these prototypecal smart cars that talk to other cars to pro note safety in the future. but he did take the time to blast republicans on dragging
their feet on passing a larger measure. >> congress should not pat themselves on the back for averting disaster for a few months, kicking the can down the road for a few months, careening from crisis to crisis when it comes to something as basic as our infrastructure. instead of barely paying our bills in the present we should be investments i investing in the future. >> reporter: 700 jobs is what is at stake in the long term. the president wants to invest $300 billion in four years. one in nine american bridges is structurally deficient and needs help. >> that is a troubling statistic. mike viqueira live at the white house in washington. the peace corps. is streamlining its application process. volunteers will get to choose the countries and programs where they want to serve as part of the application overhaul. that's in instead of identifying
prefer countries and hoping for the best. the recruitment video is asking for people to volunteer. >> if you're thinking of a way to serve join 200,000 americans who have worked as peace corps. volunteers in over a hundred countries. you can make a difference and we can make this world a better place for all of us. >> the updated online application will take roughly an hour to complete shaving off seven hours from the previous process, and applicants will know if they're accepted by a definite date so they can plan ahead. coming ahead, speed fines for misusing household water. it could happen in california as the state's drought gets stronger every day. and the country makes up half the world's population. now the leaders of the so-called bricks nations are trying to change the economic balance of power. ali velshi will tell us how it will affect you.
>> california residence could soon be forced to conserve water as the state deals with a severe drought. the state is set to impose restrictions on water use and violators could face big fines. melissa, who is voting on these potential fines? >> it's essentially the water board under the a pisses of the state and environmental protection agency. the reason why they're stepping in is because over the past few months we've had cities and towns self regulate. but when you have a situation where some parts of the state are doing a better job at conserving water than other parts of the state, this is an opportunity for the state to step in and get a better result. californians who want to spray down their sidewalks and driveways, water their lawns or wash their cars will have to keep an eye on how much water they use. police officers may be able to find them for wasting water. while restrictions under discussion are not an outright ban they represent in statewide
efforts to combat the three-year drought. >> one of the interesting things about drought is you're not really sure when it's going to end. you know with the flood it's going to end in a few hours, a few days. with an earthquake it will end hopefully in a few seconds or minutes, but with a drought, you're not sure when it's going to end. >> reporter: the governor asked people to cut their water use to 20%. his words fell flat. the state has seen a 5% decrease so far. so regulators decided to get tough. >> i think it's a good idea. i think people use water without sympathying about it for watering lawns, cleaning their car, cleaning off driveways. >> i've been concerned about my water usage. i grew up in suburban settings in southern california and we went through droughts there. i was taught to take two-minute showers and not run water while i do my dishes. >> reporter: a new report that californians should get buy with
one-third less water than normal. hardest hit are farmers. they faces the loss of $2.2 million. a lot of acres lie fallow. >> there are pockets of extreme depravation where they're out of water and out of jobs. >> reporter: forecasters say that the state will see rain next year, an el niño year, but any relief will still fall short of the state's water needs. california will need many more rainy seasons before the worst drought in a century becomes a memory. >> reporter: it's really been felt by farmers. we've been traveling in the last few months and we have spoken to a lot of them. a lot of people in the cities are going to see an impact of the cities in san francisco and los angeles. >> and a large population in california means a lot of water is being used on the west
coast. melissa chan reporting from san francisco. >> mixed day on wall treat wall street. the dow gaining 50 points. the nasdaq and s&p 500 and closed a little bit lower. some of the world's most developing economies are making news by creating their own development bank. here is ali velshi with the details. ali explain why this is such a big deal. i know about the world bank, but what are they trying to create here? >> that's the place to start. the world bank, imf. a lot of people wonder what these organizations do? they're development banks. they fund developments, they're there if an economy gets in trouble. this is a big deal because we're talking about the bricks, brazil, russia, india, china, south africa they have a combined population of $3 billion, 40% of the world's population. they're meeting, their chief
ministers are meeting in brazil. it is their sixth summit and today they announced the creation of a bricks bank for $1 billion for infrastructure projects. $100billion fund to help countries that have financial emergencies. now these countries became their own acronym, bricks because they had growing economies that equal 20% of the world output and they've been unhappy with the international monetary fund. they've been wanting a bigger say of how they allocate to the nations. this is their step in pursuit of pow, respect on the world economic stage. we may turn back 10, 15 years from now and people will be talking about the bricks bank same way we talk about the imf
or world bank. >> money available and how healthy are the economies that would make this endeavor successful? >> they're pig, they're populous, the growth numbers have come down. the international monetary fund forecasting the growth in russia, for instance, that's the "r" in bricks would drop to .2 of a percent because of the stuff coming out of crimea and ukraine. brazil once a booming economy expected to slip to 1.6%. it was 7.5% annual growth in 2010. india's gdp will be 5.4% not bad compared to the u.s. 2%. but it used to be 10-point. percent in 2010. china is growing the strongest. it's 7.5% this year but that's down 10% four years ago. all of the bricks are growing more slowly than they were, but they still represent so much of
the world population, so much of the world consumption that they are still the biggest alternative to the developing countries, what we call the n.a.t.o. countries. it's a big deal. >> that's a huge deal, and i would love to hear more information coming up in a little bit later. speaking of that what else do we have on "real money." >> we're going to talk about the highway trust fund, what a big deal it is, and congress has just made a decision to fund it for another year. while that's not enough if we don't think about this we're going to find our infrastructure falling behind others countries and becoming less competitive. it's a boring name. bit of a misknow measure from what it is, but the highway trust fund is important to all americans. >> see you later coming up at the top of the hour. still on al jazeera america, conditions in gaza were rough even before the latest fighting started. now people there are running out of options. and a huge storm is pushing through the philippines. an equivalent of a category
>> an update to one of our top stories. activists jose antonio vargas has released. border patrol released rather gas today. hhe is an undocumented immigrant. he thanked supporters, the department of homeland security released a statement saying vargas has been ordered to appear in front of an immigration judge, israel resumes airstrikes on gaza after cease-fire failed to stop violence. the number of palestinians deaths rose to 196. life in gaza was already
grim before this latest round of violence. widespread smuggling from egypt sustained nearly all basic services in gaza, but cairo shut down the trade last year. gazaens have electricity no more than 12 hours a day, sometimes only eight. 90% of the water there is undrinkable, and now they may lose water access due to these airstrikes. rebuilding is difficult. the blockade is keeping gazaens from wringing in construction materials since 2007. u.n. projects have been authorized but only after serious delays. earlier i spoke with allen mcdonald, a spokesperson fo in israel office. >> shortages in basic supplies like fuel which effected every kind of aspect of life in gaza from people's homes, facing
power cuts, and affecting hospitals. effecting water and sanitation systems, and which means that when they stop pumping the sewage spills out to the streets. the humanitarian situation in gaza, and with the latest escalation in violence it's getting worse again. >> so what do you think the long-term effects, the long-term impact will be on gaza whenever this conflict ends in terms of all these airstrikes? >> the conflict at the moment, the longer that it goes on, the worse the impact will be. every day the situation is getting worse. we're seeing rocket attacks from gaza into israel. we're seeing airstrikes of israel on gaza. we're seeing a very high
casualty rates, and also damage to see infrastructure. one department, organization that we work with in gaza had its health center badly damaged in an airstrike. today a sewage plant was hit by an airstrike which means again sewage spilling into the streets, into farmers' fields. those kinds of impacts. a fisherman we spoke with whose boat was destroyed by the airstrikes. the longer it goes the worse it will get. these impacts will be felt for the next year and a fisherman without a boat isn't able to fish and support his family. so they'll suffer for a long time to come. >> since the strike started civilians in gaza are not being provided basic services nor are they being protected from the
violence. a political break through in iraq. the first step towards power sharing government that hopes to beat back onslaught of sunni insurgents. we have more from baghdad. >> reporter: in recent days the battle for the town i in the outskirts of the oil refinery has intensified. they would mount an attack to retake largest oil refinery. intense fighting has taken place in the last few days. security forces have mounted airstrikes. witnesses say that this is the result. the hospital bombed and houses destroyed. >> this is the nature of the conflict. the islamic state are not taking any new territory and they're fighting for the territory they control. in places like tikrit they're under coming immense pressure. the iraqi government has moved into that territory and taken key parts of the town.
however, the islamic state say they're still in control. with those battles in the backdrop members of government have struggled to form government. now after months of rankling iraq is finally on course to form a government. today a sunni candidate has been elected by an overwhelming majority as speaker of the house. >> he gets 194 votes. therefore he is the winner. [applause] >> reporter: but this might be a short-lived victory for the people in iraq. the institution now requires parliament to elect a president within 30 days, an,, and a prime minister within 45. already divisions have formed and there are no obvious front runners. in iraq it's not only about how many votes you get, it's about what kind of deal you can strike with the other members of parliament. but given the current military crisis many people here wonder if a deal is at all possible on
whether it's possible to get one done quickly. al jazeera, baghdad. >> in afghanistan a suicide-bomber killed at least 89 people when he attacked a busy market. a car packed with ex-combosives went off earlier today. more than 50 people were injured, and dozens of vehicles and shops were destroyed in the bombing. it's the single deadliest atta attack. in bangladesh an owner of a garment factor is being charged with construction violations. more than 1100 workers died when the building collapsed. they'll hold 17 others for violation building codes. global retailers have been pushing for better safety standards in bangladesh's factories. in russia 21 people were killed when a moscow subway
derailed during this morning's morning rush hour. authorities believe the power cut out causing the train to stop suddenly. andrew potter has the story. >> reporter: moscow' deepest underground station and on the streets above the casualties kept coming. in a tunnel 80 meters below ground a metro train carrying more than a thousand commuters unexpectedly stopped. several carriages ran off the tracks and crashed into the tunnel wall leaving passengers trapped inside finance. >> i was riding in the train car and then a champ impact happened, which took me off my feet. the light went out. everybody fell down. >> reporter: beyond those who were killed, rescue teams face a difficult task of reaching survivors and then moving them above drowned for treatment in a train stuck between two
stations. many passengers were left with cuts and bruises. but the dozens of victims the injuries were more series. some were helicoptered to hospital in life-threatening condition. officials think that a power surge may have caused this train to stop. >> several possible causes of the accident are being investigated. the main one is violation of transport safety regulations. >> months co's metro system is the world' busiest with nearly 2 unstations and 9 million people riding it each day. it continues to expand rapidly. city officials will now need to reassure commuters that this growth has not come at the expense of safety. andrew potter, al jazeera. >> a death row inmate's life is spared for the time being. maria ines ferre has that and more news from around america. >> reporter: a federal judge has granted a stay of execution for a missouri inmate. she said there was enough
question about john middle ton's sanity to delay the execution. the u.s. does not allow execution of mentally ill prisoners but the standards for determining competence are controversial. middleton was convicted of killing three people in 1995. officials in new jersey say they will remove a memorial for a man who killed after he murdered a police officer. candles, balloons, and messages of love after lawrence campbell was killed this week. a ride out of florida theme park was evacuated following a technical glitch. a spokesperson for universal orlando resort said all guests were safe. firefighters were called earlier today. a dozen people were taken off the transformers ride. and firefighters are making progress on a wildfire in southern oregon. about 15% of the blaze had been
contained. and no additional structures or damage. the wildfire destroyed six homes and 14 others buildings. a blaze in northern california is threatening 50 homes up from 15 yesterday. and a miami car thief or thieves drove to the canadian border in a hurry. the stolen car was found in a parking lot in blaine, washington, two days after it was stolen in florida. it takes 50 hours to drive the 3400-mile drive non-stop. police don't know who took the jeep patriot, or why they sped from one corner of the country to the other. that must meant that they didn't sleep. >> didn't sleep. they took--did they stop for gas? how long did it take them to fill up a jeep? ines, thanks a lot. >> thank you. >> it's been less than a year since a typhoon killed thousands in the philippines. now they must deal with another typhoon, kevin? >> meteorologist: this was a major tie toon, it is still a
major and still a strong typhoon. i'll get to that in a moment. but i want to take you back 24 to 36 hours. you can see the eye of the storm. this is a visible image of the satellite before it made landfall in the southeastern parts of the area. look at the pictures as the storm was approaching. the winds are 120 mph sustained and higher than that. the storm surge was very high along the coastal regions. we are now getting reports that we have one casualty as well as thousands of homes that have been damaged or destroyed across the area. now as we wake up this morning on wednesday morning across the philippines, it is manila that is seeing the brunt of the storm. right now we're seeing about a category two equivalent storm that is passing over this area. take a closer look on google earth. the storm is now just to the south of the city capitol about 15 miles away. and right now we're dealing with winds that would be high
category. we're definitely looking at major power outages as well as massive flooding. that's not the end of it. we'll see china and vietnam being hit. >> a fairly strong storm going all the way to china, kevin, thanks a lot. still to come on al jazeera america. chicago is averaging one murder every day this year. we'll take a look at the factors behind the violence that has already left hundreds dead. also, google has a new defense in the works and it will fit in your eye. the smart context lens coming up.
the officers can't close all the cases because residents refuse to help. ash har quaraishi reports. >> a lot of people say he was an old soul. he was always nice and polite. >> reporter: for nearly five years tonya has searched for the killer of her 19-year-old son deone smith. she has made little progress. >> how often do you call the officers at the chicago police department about your son's case? >> i was calling often because they were not calling me. even when my son died they never came to me. ii thought it was a case they didn't want to solve. so i call. >> why do you call? >> because my son's case is unsolved and i think somebody knows what happened. >> reporter: it was october 1 october 1, 2009, her son deonte was leading a block party, a fight broke out and someone started shooting. deonte was struck in the back. he managed to run a block before
collapsing here a peoria and west 64th street before he died. >> i was told 150 to 200 saw. >> and of all those people nobody came forward with information. >> not an one. no one came forward. >> police say often times witnesses or even victims refuse to cooperate. a code of silence, no snitching. according to chicago police i in 2012 mr. there were just over 500 murders in the city. of those 130 were solved which means 74 per of the time somebody got away with murder. >> it begs the question of why. it used to be that homes was the easiest crim crime to solve. >> without the cooperation of witness what is can police really do? >> without the corporation of witnesses or people who might
have information about the shooting it's a challenge. >> but mothers who have lost children to chicago gun violin like taunya birhch refuse to give up. >> what do you do to get information? >> i repeatedly go out and ask questions, i still pass out flyers, i had put up a billboard. >> can you raise award? >> we'll earn money. we did a raffle. >> how long are you going to be looking for these answers. >> as long as i need a solution. as long as i'm on this earth. >> i asked about the effectiveness of gun legislation in violent communities. >> reporter: you can have the strictest gun laws in the nation but the gun laws will never work because it's too easy to get access to an illegal begun. the legal guns need to be intercepted before they end up in chicago and we have to do more work trying to intercept
the illegal gun trade which really has a bad affect here when it comes to the young men and women. >> as you would know having live there had for quite some time, chicago, quite frankly, is one of the more racially segregated cities. just how great of a disconnect is there between the people in these communities and the people downtown who are trying to stop the violence going on in these neighborhoods? >> there is a major disconnect because the young people involved in the violent lifestyle, there is no respect there, and the people from the city community, the mayor, the superintendent, they're do the best they can with the knowledge that they have, but there is a disconnect. nobody wants to go and really talk to the young guys, the potential shooters out there. see, you have to establish a relationship with those shooters, and they may come around and listen to you. the disconnect, people think they can just throw money at the problem without addressing the root causes.
>> without the economic issues in the city, and more specifically in these neighborhoods where the violence seems to occur most frequently? >> nobody wants to talk about the economic issue. we have a 92% unemployment rate amongst african-american males between the ages 16 and 19. that's economic violence when you withhold resources from a particular under deserved communities. idle mind is the devil's workshop and the balance is learned behavior. we have to change the way people think about violence, and then we can make progress in chicago. >> a new study out of finland said that a healthy lifestyle could be key to prevent alzheimer's disease. improved mellow function after two years eating healthier foods and brain training exercises. friends and family may help to prevent the disease. volunteers in the study were encouraged to socialize.
an american over the age of 60 now has a 44% lower chance of developing dementia than someone the same age did 30 years ago. more than 5.4 million americans now suffer from audio. we have the smart car, the smart watch, and of course the smart phone. will google and navardis are teeming up for a new kind of smart, the smart contact. who is going to benefit from this new-fangled eyewear? >> reporter: well, the google project here is aimed squarely at guy bettic patients: it's a massive, massiv mass-- --diabetes, patients. it's a massive massive number of people.
as a diabetic you have to measure your blood on a constant basis. this contact would measure you're a glucose in your tears. it would do away with the difficulty of, really this pin of constantly have to prick the finger. instead, you have the moo the monsterin monster--monitoring system in the eye. >> it seems farfetched for a contact lens to effectively measure my glucose levels. >> it's an extraordinary thing. up until now the idea that you could monitor glucose in tears was a theoretical exercise. rather than poking an eye and sticking paper in there, how are you going to monitor that without disturbing the natural state of the eye. you have researchers from google x, google's top-secret lab, coming up with this system where this contract lens implants the
hardware between two layers of plastic and there is a tiny impression in there, basically a little drain that can pull in a little bit of tear from your eye. it goes into a glucose sensor that complaints it's findings to your smart phone by a wire chip smaller than a human hair, and then powered remotely in a way that google has not revealed. in the future it could be that this kind of technology could create contact lenses that puts a display across your eye or correct your vision dynamically depending on what you're looking at. that's an incredibly farfetched thing, but this licensing agreement moves this into the realm of reality. >> amazing technology, and amazing what if could mean in the future. thank you. >> thank you. >> coming up, fans and competitors are showing derek jeter respect as he gets ready for his last major league baseball all-star game.
>> the last time a national german team won the world cup was, the jumbo jet carried the family low over the crowd. an "e" mated 400,000 with millions more watching on tv at home. all celebrating germany's first win at a reunified nation. last win as west germany came in 1990. >> that's a great feeling because after 24 years now we'
this is a great feeling. now we can enjoy it. >> reporter: the team is young, and also keen to enjoy being germany's heroes and capable of surprises off the pitch. >> they started coming here at 3:00 in the morning. they've come from east, west, north and south from across germany to be here to welcome the team. an increasingly they're flying this, the german flag. [ cheering ] now crowned the world champions with no hang ups at all. >> reporter: they're proud also of the team's effort to get to this day. a decade plus of reforms, big investments in youth football, and a coaching style of making the best players work together for the team but not for personal glory. >> because it's the first year as a team it's not just one or two players.
it's the team for every person and it's graduate football. >> reporter: the footballers of this generation is not likely to forget. they hope to stay at the top for years to come. nick spicer, al jazeera, berlin. >> from international soccer to baseball here at home all eyes will be on derek jeter during tonight's all-star game in minneapolis. he says this will be his last one after 20 seasons as shortstop for the new york yankees. maria ines ferre has the story. >> reporter: nike put together a tribute for derek jeter with recognizable faces that will air during tonight's game. take a look. go number two, derek jeter. number two. >> and the video shows fans and celebrities tipping their hat at the captain's spike lee and former mayor rudy giuliani took
tribute as well as dozens of celebrities and athletes. even new york city police officers and firefighters all showing signs of respect for the captain as well as many fans and even rival fans as well. this has prompted folks to go on social media and tip their hat at derek jeter. hundreds of people have posted images like these, including pro golfer keegan bradley who wrote, respect to the captain. and a lot of these people are saying that they grew up watching derek jeter play baseball. and you even have this rival fan who writes, i'm a red sox fan, but to caesar what belongs to seeser. >> definitely deserves respect after a hall of fame career. he probably won't like the attention, ines, but it's hard to ignore what he has done for this game. >> he said he'll treat this game just like any other all star. >> and that's what he's typically always done.
that's why he's one of the best to ever have played the game. thanks a lot. i'm michael yves. thanks for watching this edition of al jazeera america. real mone"real money with ali velshi" is next. for more go to our website at www.aljazeera.com. blank >> it is a bold motive to defy the west's domination of economic policy. why the world's biggest emerging economies are going their way together is what it means for the rest of us, and america's highway trust fun is this close to running on empty. what happens when the roads you ride on get fixed because congress can't cut a deal. why you, the american consumer, are keeping your wallet in your pocket instead of stimulating