check with your local election board for details. i am david shuster on behalf of all of us at "power politics," thanks for watching. ♪. >> this is "al jazeera america" live from new york city. i am richelle carey. here are today's top stories. screening is underway at one u.s. air port in an effort to stop the spread of ebola from west africa. all exhausted medical workers say they desperately need more help f a fierce battle for control of kobane rages on with isil gaining ground on the syrian border town. one woman's quest to end her life raises a question of dying with dignity in the united states.
♪ >> take a look at these live pictures from kennedy airport in new york city. today, it became the first u.s. air port to begin screening passengers for ebola symptoms. meanwhile, the death toll from that disease continues to climb. the world health organization says the number of victims has risen to 4,033 with all but nine of them in west africa. the virus has killed nearly half of those it has inif he had. a spanish nurse is among those fighting the odds. teresa ramero contracted it in a hospital in barcelona. doctors say she is in serious conditions. travelers from west africa are being screened objection form upon arriving in the u.s. t courtney key lee is live in new york city. courtney, this is going to be done at only five airports in the united states. the major ones but still, is that enough?
>> rieshl, critics say it's definitely not enough. they say things like, people could lie on the questionnaires that they have to fill out here at airports. u.s. officials also acknowledge that it's just a series of measures in addition to the screenings that will also be put in place. >> passengers will be screened for signs of illness including high temperatures, regardless if they were checked upon depart e departure. they will leave contact details so they can be contacted later if necessary. >> but at a press conference here at jfk, a top official with the centers for disease control and protection warned the screenings are just one part of many necessary measures that must be taken. >> this new entry screening procedure is just one part of a multi-laird approach. already, there are 100% of the travelers leaving the three affected countries are being screened on exit. no port of exit or port of entry or airline response procedure will supplant the need for state
and local health departments, clinics, hospitals, to be prepared to detect a case, might it occur and to rapidly identify, respond, isolate and prevent transmission. >> any patients suspected of infection will be transferred to new york city's bellevue hospital. it has isolation rooms at the ready. bell view can treat up to four patients at a time. the rooms have sliding glass doors that allow the patient to be monitored without nurses and doctors entering the rooms. they are also -- there are also 9 or a isolation rooms at the ready if they are needed and public and private hospitals have isolation units. doctors and medical staff will wear a full body suit, a surgical gown over the body suit, boots and surgical masks over the boots. they will also wear gloodz with a plastic face guard as part of the leave no skin cell covered level of preparation. there will be monitors to observe the gear is put on and taken off according to safety
standards. there are sisterlising units for the gear before they are disposed of as normal medical waste. there is a broad range of hospital disinfect ants that are more potent than normal. any blood test can be isolated and conducted near the isolation unit so as not to infect any other lab supplies or travel through the hospital. 911 operators have been trained to ask questions to identify. >> there are no direct flights to the u.s. from these three affected countries, begin i, linebiera and sierra leone but home land security officials say they can track travelers who leave those countries even if they make multipleply whether or not can you tell us about who is conducting these screenings? >> richelle, it's the department of home land security custom and border protection. they do these screenings under relationships from the cdc. interestingly enough, the u.s.
coast guard is authorized to take temperatures until a contracted expert medical staff is also put in place at these airports. >> reporting live from jfk airport. thank you. the u.s. is not alone when it comes to ebola fears. passenger screening is set to begin this week at london's hethrow and gatwic airports. the national health service is bracing for a possible outbreak something that the chief medical officer says she is expecting. it really is going up and up. so, it will not be surprising if we have spill over into this country. so i would expect a handful of cases over the next to few months. >> to date, there have been no confirmed cases of ebola in the u.k. in sierra leone, aid agencies say the international community needs to contain the outbreak. the country does not have enough resources to treat patients. >> this is an ebola treatment center in lacar in western
freetown. it cares for people who have tested positive for the disease. those suspected of incubating the virus are placed in a separate ward. those with the full-blown disease are treated in special tents behind steel fences. >> in this moment, there is nursing staff inside the one tent that they are providing care to one paint and there is always another person outside t following the activities that we are doing in the rick area. >> in this outbreak, many of the people treating patients have become am infected from accidental contamination. >> that's something the healthcare workers here take very seriously. >> the treatment center, we have to be careful when you go inside there. it's a risky job for the cleaners, the nurses, the doctors. it's not easy to do the work inside. you have to take your time and take all of the precautions. >> trying to contain the outbreak is especially hard for
sierra leone. it is home to six million people. 75% of them live in poverty. the government spends $205 per person per year on health. there are only one 20 doctors. another problem is how to ensure t the safe disposal of the bodies of the victims. they are highly contagion. with more people dying every day, in some places, the bodies can lie in the open for some time. >> we use equipment and then we use gloves and we use boots, chlorine. >> it's very risky and then it's a voluntary job to save our country. >> but if the people organizing the treatment center in lakar are correct, that, on its own, may not be enough. dominic kane, al jazeera. >> stopping the virus from spreading is the key challenge. scientists say it will only be
under control when each infected person infections, on average, less than one person. jacob wards breaks down the numbers to show how the spread of the disease is out pacing the response. >> when experts assess the danger of an outbreak like ebola, it all comes down to math. at the simplest level, epdeem octobers rely on a meg yourment called the basic reproductive ratio which describes how many people al disease is like that infect. for every one person infected, that ratio describes how many other people could be infected. the reproductive ratio for the most common disease varies wildly from one to the next to. whooping cough is extremely infectious. for every one person infected as many as 17 secondary infections can result. smallpox infections as many as seven people and ebola because it involves direct contact with bodily fluids simply doesn't spread as easily as the others. it's ratio is between 1 and 4 and in this outbreak, it's between 1.5 and 2.
now, the trouble is, although it's far less communecable, it's far more deadly, and once someone is infected, they remain communecable for a long while which requires lots of supplies. thomas frieden said it needs to get below one for ebola in order to stop this epidemic. now, here is how we would theoretically get there. on the wednesday, the w.h.o. reported three numbers, 70, 70 and 60. to control the epidemic, 70% of burials of people killed by ebola need to be conducted safely, which is to say that no one should be infected while preparing the dead to be buried and nobody should touch the dead. in 70% of infected people need to be in treatment within 60 days. at the moment, only 18% of infected people are in treatment cente centers. we are nowhere where we need to be. by this math, we need between 10,000 and 15,000 people in treatment right now. if we don't do anything, in one
month, that number is going to go up to between 45,000 and 50,000 people. in two months, that number will become more than 100,000 people. hafrningzing a single patient requires major investment, treating and cleaning up around one patient for one day requires 52.8 gal options of water, 20s gallons of bleach, eight pairs of rubber gloves and three body suits. we are talking about incredible amounts of supplies. >> leaves us here to the bigger problem. right now, there are only one,100 beds in guinea, sierra leo and new beginey we have 170 beds available for this kind of treatment. now, the u.s. military has pledged to build 17 treatment centers by mid november. by that time, we are looking at probably 50,000 people needing beds. even if those treatment centers are huge with 200 beds apiece that's 3,40 on 0 beds. this is the scary math we are talking about here. this time next month, we are going to be short 43,800 beds
worldwide. those people are not going to have a place to go in their countries or in any other unless we drastically improve the amount of supplies and real estate we commit to this problem. jacob ward there with stark numbers. earlier, i spoke to new york universi universitys, she said west africa's lack of infra struckstuer is a major problem. i think in west africa, the fact that in terms of water, like the running water. it's hard. if you don't have running water, you will have a problem. if you don't have things that are treatable, talking about just like fluids and food to keep your body well hydrated so you can fight the virus, that's what we are doing here, with iv fluids and stuff. if you don't have that, it's a poor country where they are not able to fight it once they have it. then the third thing in terms of the trash or sewage system, we
throw things out in a biohazard ba bag in a hospital and that's it. we don't worry about it because we have systems in place to get rid of it poorer area where you have trouble with the regular trash, how are you going to on that lim nature these blood-contaminated products? there are things we can do in terms of infrastructure. in terms of protecting ourselves, i think we are taking the appropriate steps looking at how ebola could enter the country. keeping an iso it doesn't sprep spread and trying to treat them if somebody has it to get them better. >> new jersey health services have ordered a nbc group in to quarantine. they worked with ashoka nopo in liberia. he became affected during the assignment. he was flown back to nebraska medical center for treatment. the hospital said he is improving. new jersey officials say he violated voluntary quarantine. they will now remain confined until october 22nd. now, to the fight against isil, the group is making gains on two
fronts. iraq's am bar prove incident making an urgent plea as isil draws closer to the western edge of baghdad. the turkey-syria border. 12,000 civilians, mostly seniors, aretached. kurdish forces were able to push back a pre-dawn attack by the group with the help of coalition airstrikes. isil is on the add vanths moving into the city from two sometimes. stefanie dekker is on the turkey/syria border with the latest. >> reporter: martyrs never die. the chant of a final fair well. the bodies of two fighters of the ypg, kurdish group fighting it isil in kobane are laid to rest across the border in turkey. >> these two people who we buried today were taken to hospital here in turkey. they were injured. now, they have lost their lives. >> on saturday, the non-stop sound of that standoff, sources inside kobane tell us there is a fierce fight underway on the
southwestern edge of the town. there have been more coalition airstrikes here many say they are helping but this is a battle that is far from over. turkey's military has a strong presence here look kobane's border. you can see one of the tra transformations. one of the sources of anger is the fact the military hasn't done anything yet to get involved in the fight against isil. >> the fight for kobane has become hugely symbolic for the kurds. >> it is under siege for 26 days we as kurdish people are with kobane, standing here to guard the border. we want to prevent them from this site. >> back at the cemetery, the mourners are now gone. this is not where these fighters would have wanted to be buried. some people tell us that one day, they will be taken back to kobane to finally, be put to rest at home. but no one here knows when that day might be. stefanie dekker, al jazeera, on the turkey/syria border.
>> isil has been present in anbar province since january. now iraqi officials are asking for strategic help. iraqi government officials are appealing for military assistance to, in order to prevent ice ill from taking control over the prove incident of anbar, a very strategic prove incident that board others syria if isil is table take control of anbar, it will have apply line between two strong holds in syria and iraq. it will be at the doorsteps of the iraqi capitol. >> has been their target to get in to baghdad. anbar is strategic because there are a lot of army installations? >> as of late, there have been a number of u.s. coalitions targeting the groups. those airstrikes haven't reversed the momentum on the ground. >> isil has been making gains, taking more territory but air power as well as the iraqi army,
they will not be able to stop the group here they are going to need the support of the population. this is a sunni prove incident. people have so far, yes, there are some who are fighting alongside the government. the majority of the people haven't decided to take up arms against isil. they are going to need their support. right now, sunni opposition leaders are saying, why should we help the government get rid of isil, when they leave, all who replace them are shiia malitias when according to the sunnis, they fear the shiia militia more. >> they are dealing with suicide attacks. more than 50 people were killed saturday across baghdad. the attacks are most nrc shiia neighborhoods. they happened in many public areas. one car bomb detonated near an ice cream shop. another near a market. they are calling it the weekend of resistentions. people are marching in st. louis missouri protesting what they asay is racial bias within the local government and law en
fossaments. done operations? st. louis a, clayton and ferguson where they began. in august, a white policeman shot and killed a black teenager michael brown proing demonstrations. this week, another shot and killed by a white police officer. ashar quereshi filed this report. >> reporter: shining a light through mass demonstration. with a brought hundreds of protesters to st. louis to marriott arch. ander built graduate student ashar coolboy has been coming back to hoiz his hometown every other weekend since august. >> this is representative of not just mike brown but other black youth who have been victims of state violence. this is a turning point. i am hoping st. louis city and county government will realize we are not going to go away. we demand justice and we demand actual safety and not profiling. >> two months after the fatal shooting of unarmed black teenager michael brown, frustration lingers over the
indictment and around of darren wilson who shot and killed brown. the four-day event kicked off with vigils marching on the police department. despite at take face-off, the protests remain paetsches no arrests were made. today the message appears to be less about raw emotion and more about sparking a movement toward change. >> what does this mean in the grand scheme of things? >> this is beautiful. i am so happy. i haven't smiled during this movement in a long time. this is everything. i love it. >> the venue may be downtown st. louis. the core of the issue may be the michael brown shooting. but there are people here from all over the country voicing their opinions about issues they believe in. everything from reproductive justice to gender equality and racial equality to police abuse. it comes just days after an off-duty stop sign st. louis police officer shot and killed a black teenager sparking two days of unrest. police say 18-year-old von derek myers, jr., shot first.
>> we didn't get to this spot overnight. there is not a light switch that we can throw on tomorrow and make a difference. but we can start to do some incremental things to make it better. >> organizers say they expect thousands to participate in what they call the weekend of resistance. they are expected to culminate in acts of civil disobedience for which protesters say they are prepared to be arrested. ashar querishi, st. louis. >> she is 29 years old. she only has days to live by her own choice. how this cancer patient is raising awareness about a person's right to die. and an exclusive report. we will take you inside north korea as they celebrate the anniversary of the ruling party.
a video watched millions of times on the internet has reignited the debate about doctor-assisted suicide. in this video, a terminally ilcancer patient says she doesn't want to die but an aggressive tumor is forcing her to make that choice, she said it will allow her to die with divulge nitty. >> a newlyled wed, at 29 yields old her future was bright. in an instant, it all changed. this past january, she received a devastating diagnosis. glyoplastoma, the most aggressive form of brain cancer. doctors said she had months to live and it would be a painful
process. >> the thoughts that go through your mind when you find out you have so little time is everything you need to say to everyone that you love. >> brittany decided she wanted to control how she died. doctor assisted deaths in her home state of california are illegal. so she and her husband moved to oregon. >> i can't even tell you the amount of relief that it provides me to know that i don't have to die the way that it's been described to me that my brain tumor would take me on its own. >> organ has the death with dignity law. since passing in 1997, more than a thousand people have received prescriptions to end their lives in oregon. 64% have followed through with it. washington, montana, new mexico, and vermont have since passed right-to-die laws. cism seven more states have introduced bills that support doctor-assisted deaths. the man known for bringing fizzition death is jack kervorkian. he sparked a national debate in the 1990s after helping 130
terminally ill patients commit suicide. in 1998, a video aired on television showing kevorki a. n administering a lethal drug to a patient. because of that act, he was tried and conconvicted of second degree homicide and sentenced to prison prison. after his release, he became an advocate for right to daw laws. a lifelong cause some say contributed to the choice brittany has today. she will celebrate her husband's birthday later this month and take her prescribed drugs to pats away on november 1st. >> i will die upstairs in my bedroom that i share with my husband, with my mother and my husband by my side and pass peacefully with some music that i like in the background. >> but while brit any's story is focused focused on her right to die, her message is about living. >> the reason to consider life and what's of value is to make sure you are not missing out.
sees the day. what's important to you? what do you care about? what matters? pursue that. forget the rest. >> a life cut short by cancer but one brit any will end when she decides. >> joining us today is professor and author james heaviler of dick inson college, author of "managing death." thank you for joining us today. britta brittany's video has touched a lot of people, made a lot of people ask themselves questions about what they would like for their life. what exactly is the process required of someone who wants to take these steps? what what does the law require of them, rather? >> well, first of all, richelle, you obviously have to be in a state where it's legal. the three states that have passed statutes or refer endums are the ones that have the most rigorous procedure, the two where the state courts have ruled in montana and new mexico,
but going back to oregon, washington and vermont, you have to be a resident, to start, that's why brit any maynard moved to oregon. i have to be there six months. she established domicile there. you have to be declared terminally il, meaning six months or less. you have to be competent and not clinically depressed or be suffering from some other mental health disorder. you also have to be able to take the medications, yourself. >> that's a very important piece of this. not so much a problem for brit any maynard but those who are suffering fromgehrig's disease or swallow or take pills, themselves, they wouldn't qualify. those are the major requirementses of the law in those three states. >> it's a key thing she just said that you you have to be able to take the medicine, yourself. >> that's as opposed to somebody else giving it to you? >> right. and the technicalities much
these terms being thrown around, assisted suicide, euthanasia really muddy the water but assisted suicide is when your assistant, through a doctor writing a prescription but the doctor's hands are off of the medication at that point. >> the patient has to take it, themselves. they can't have help from a doctor or anybody else. euthanazia and you brought up the case in the late 1990s, he had assisted, helped people, who ultimately pulled the -- or pushed the button or took the medications, themselves. the one time he really got into trouble, of course, is when he actually injected a patient with lethal medication. >> that's euthanasia and went to jail for that. so, it's a very different, you know, the implication and the participation of the physician is very different than those two cases. >> it's a very important distinction. i am glad that you drilled down on that.
there are a lot of advocates for people having the right to die as they choose, to manage their life at the end. what does that say about our medical system and how we actually deal with it? the fact that there are so many advocates saying we are not doing it right? >> well, advocates sometimes are loud, and sometimes they get more coverage than would be indicated in the general population. the fact of the matter is that public opinion polling suggests maybe 65 or 70% of americans actually support this cause, but typically when it goes to public referendum or initiative, it loses. nowt not by much, but the american people are very conflicted by this issue. it's not all together clear there is some hugement. some people feel strongly about it.
obviously brittany maynard and those in compassionate choices feel very strongly about that. but i think most of americans have some sympathy with her, but they are conflicted and feel torn in both directions. >> james heaviler, thank you so much for your insight and polls show americans are pretty much split right down the middle on this. thank you very much. >> my pleasure. >> still ahead on "al jazeera america," plenty of students but no teachers. more on the crisis in pakistan that has left entire schools empty. plus, i am kaelyn forde in new york where environmental groups are fight to go keep a natural gas pipeline from being built under this beach.
welcome back to "al jazeera america." here is a look at your top stories. the ebola death toll continues to rise in west africa. the disease has claimed more than 4,000 lives in sierra leone, linebiera and guinea. new york's kennedy airport began screening for symptoms. >> isil advances in the syrian town of kobane despite two weeks of coalition airstrikes. the group is making gains in the anbar province. officials are asking for more international help to push this group back.
several hundred people are rallying in st. louis and the suburbs for what organizers are calling the weekend of resistentions, rail filing and demanding reform and accountability. two months ago after a white police officer shot and killed michael brown. al jazeera has gained rare access to the sillbrations for the ruling workers party. the exclusive report. celebrations on the streets to commemorate the 69th anniversary of the workers' party of korea. >> it the founding day of the worker's party, the party is like a mother to us. i am happy. there haven't been any big celebrations this year, thousands of people came on to the streets to pay their respects to this country's leader and to the worker's party created in 1945 and that continues to run this country's
political life. >> it's been almost three years since can kim jong un kim became the country's new supreme leader after his father passed away in 2011. >> korea's independence. >> we were taken to kim jong un's birthplace where people come after all of these years. >> he is 80 years old and says he remembers his struggle against the japanese occupation. >> i felt the greatness of our president by visiting this place. all of us have to uphold the leadership of kim jong un. >> the anniversary is happening amid rumors about health of the dear leader as people here refer to kim jong un. he hasn't been seen in public in over a month and video aired on state t.v. in september, showed him walking with a limp. our guide said nothing unusual is going on.
>> she doesn't appear in the cd but she is walking behind the scenes. people they miss him a lot. >> that's why she is not on the news, on the t.v. people wait for him. >> kim jong un might be out of sight, but it seems life continues as usual here. >> he belongs to a dynasty that has ruled this nation for almost seven decades and on this anniversary, his family's presence continues to loom large. al jazeera, pyong yang. >> hong kong is asking china's president to reconsider election reform. the open letter criticizes the current leader. thousands of protesters go to the city's business district this weekend after hong kong officials called off talks with leaders of the demonstration.
27 hostages captured over the summer by boka haram. one was the wife of cameroon's vice prime minister. the country's president was active in negotiating the release. other can'tiz included 10 chinese workers. it kidnapped 200 nigerian school girls if april. no word on their fate. the new prime minister of yemen quit his post after two days in. he was appointed on tuesday. two days later, leaders of the opposition party called his appointment a huge mistake and called for mass protests across the country, objecting to foreign enter finance claiming murbarak had close ties with the u.s. once the prime minister stepped down, the protests were called off. one of the most vicious dictators in the history of haiti was buricked today. the funeral was held in the nation's capitol. in pour awe prince on the former
president's legacy. the dead can't find peace. the grand cemetery, tools have been plunderred, human remains laid scattered and coffins desecrated. francois's tomb has not about been spared. little remains of what was once a grand memorial. >> trouble boiled up in haiti after francois duvalier refused to step down. >> he was the man whose rule pitched haiti into chaos, repreys torture and disappearance of thousands marked his time in. some hoped it would end when he made his son president for life. under baby doc as he became known, little changed. after 15 years in power, he was exiled in 1986 only to return 25 years later welcomed by many, invited to officialents by haiti's current president michelle marteli.
duvalier's lawyer says he was greatly misunderstood and did much for haiti. >> people got poor here and there was insecurity. we didn't know these words when duvalier was in power. we didn't know nothing about these things. >> like his father, action baby doc used his personal militia to reduce opponents. he lived through both and said they ruled through fear. i lived in terror. i was talking to my father and mother in whispers because duvalier had an incredible network of spies. >> the duvalies led haiti at almost 30 years at great cost.
tens of thousands were tortured and killed while father and son lived lavish lifestyles. they remained devisive characters. some mourn their loss. others feel cheated they didn't face justice and many are too young to remember either. >> both died free men. for many, that's an injustice. francois duvalier's grave lies vand alized and empty. a fitting epitaph some say for a man who did so much harm. port au prince hatee. >> we talked with a founder of haiti liberte. some call him misunderstood. we wanted to know if there was serious consideration about a state funeral. >> i think there was but i think probably ware said to the regime, we have your back on your electoral dispute with the parliament. it will be ugly if you are giving support of that nature to this dictator.
his legacy was, in fact, a generation which was essentially an aisliated through the triangle of death, prison system action disappearances, killings and kidnappings despite what his lawyer said. it was all legalized. it was all as the haitians say of the current regime, legal bandits. he wasn't the sharpest knife in the drawer. he is of almost clueless as to the damage he did to haiti and to its people, it's its psyche but was too busy riding his motorcycles and mazaritis and throwing dimes to peasants but the fact is he had a huge scar. he left a huge scar on the haitian population. >> it is election eve in bosnia today. country voters fill 581 legislative positions they will pick their 3 rotating presidents. the country has been plagued by corruption in recent years. pakistan is celebrating the
noble peace price awarded to the pakistani teen who survived a taliban attack. her hometown of mengora stage add march to celebrate the award and to call for peace in tack establish. >> people had healthy they want to present a tribute because she was shot by the taliban two years ago on her way home from school. she shared the prize with a children's advocate from india. she said it will encourage her and her campaign for education for all children. pakistan, itself, has a poor education record. nicole johnson reports, one of the biggest problems is some areas get can teachers to show up to work. >> there hasn't been a teacher here for seven years. the classrooms are empty.
the corridors quiet. people here call it a ghost school. >> a receipt survey found more than 6,000 schools across singh prove incident aren't functio functioning. one in veven like this, an empty shell. today, a new teacher turned up. when officials recently visited the area, parents pushed them to appoint one. >> until now, these children have had no education. yes we asked their teacher why so many colleagues aren't turning up to class. >> i don't know. the orders to go come from the officer. if the officer doesn't order the teacher to go, he won't for nanny singh prove incident, there is no chance to study.
only 52% of children go to school. 10% of teachers don't show up at all or are regularly absent. this official shows us the teacher attendance roll at one school. the day he turned up, all eight teachers were absent he said they had their pay? >> corruption, bribes or some things political pressure an not merit. this boy's parents sent him to a nearby city? >> these students are poor.
the first day of school is over. the teachers here don't have a reputation for staying around. so parents worry that eventually, it will return to being a ghost school. nicole johnston, al jazeera, in pakistan. we will go more in depth on the united nations day. girl child coming up on our deeper look at 8:00 p.m. eastern, 5:00 p.m. pacific. coming up in this hour, a massive gas pipeline is in the works in new york right under the same beaches hit by hurricane sandy nearly two year ago. residents say they are not happy about that. rebecca has weather. >> we are looking at areas that have rein in the way of six inches of raven in the last five days and now we are going to add in another 5 to 10 inches. i will tell you about where typhoons are hitting in other parts of the globe. heavy rain in the state coming up. .
♪ hundreds of gay and lesbian couples raced to tie the knot. this ruling comes a few days after the u.s. supreme court said it would not hear a case from the fourth circuit court of appeals on gay marriage. >> court has jurisdiction over north carolina. the governor who has supported a ban says the state will comply with the ruling. the political debate rages over building the keystone, xl a bigger project is underway right under one of new york's national parks buttays kaelyn forde reports some residents are vowing to stop the rockaway lateral pipeline. >> for photographer victoria barber rockaway beach is home and muse. when hurricane sandy hit hard, she pointed her lens at her community's resilience. peop people's lives were in the streets in piles. there was so much destruction. there was beautiful. >> much of this community
located 25 miles south of ma manhattan was destroyed. victoria says she was surprised to learn a month after the storm, on november 27th, '2012, president obama signed a law allowing a major natural gas pipeline to be built right here. >> it's like they snuck it in. disaster capitalism at worst, you know. >> they took advantage of this vulnerable community. >> known as the rockable lateral project, the pipeline is being constructed by williams entirely on federal land, running right through the gateway national park and across from the jamaica bay wildlife refuge. >> construction on the pipeline began in june. williams expects it could be finished by the end of this year. when complete, the paper line will run under this beach and out another two miles offshore. the pipeline will carry more than 647,000 gallons of national gauging per day. it will be adjusted in a regulator station here in an old
airplane hangar. according to pro public a hundred sandy was responsible for many hype line leaks but mike beadian says they are the safest way to trust gas. >> the water could throw through the top of them. it will not be an issue. >> residents have divorced concern about williams's safety record. williams' pipelines have been involved in at least 50 gas transmission incidents in 2006 according to federal regulators. that's why some rockaway residents and environmental activists are pushing to have the pipeline shut down. trespassers trespassed. activists say it's about more than just stopping this pipeline. >> going allow these companies to lay these pipes and imagine that we are going to go solar and wind. >> for its part, williams says it doesn't take a position on
climate change i don't know. >> i don't know if williams has a policy on climate change. there is some t climate change in the news at all times but for us as a company, i don't believe that's something we are really concerned about a climate change. >> victoria says the rock aways are on the front lines of climate change and should also be on the front lines of finding solutions. >> it should be the poster boy for sustainable energy action rock away. we have an opportunities to do something different here. >> an opportunity some here fear the rock aways could miss. kaelyn forde, al jazeera, new york. >> germany has been encouraged to boost spending when it comes to fixing things like roads and schools. international monetary funds thinks it could help the european economy get going again. nick speicer reports from berlin. in the land of the otto bond, there is a bumpy ride ahead.
this one says germany's roads are full of potholes and half finished repairs. >> in france, the roads are so smooth, you can put a cup of coffee on the dashboard while are you are driving and it will still be there in 100 kilometers. the roads are just perfect. the main train station is 12 years old but it needs work, too. high-speed trains must slow down on the elevated track because support beams have loose screws. but if you listen to the government talk, it's all under control and there is no need to go into deficit to keep things going. we will invest some 6 and a h$6 half billion dollars in roads, rail tracks and waterways in this legislative period and 1.3 billion already in this coming year. theed government makes this xwujt as prudent and as an example to its neighbors running
deficits with the military national fund and they say it could kick start european economies in the doldrums, en advisors counseling say it should be doing if only for this country's sake. >> this add advisories said germany is not doing as well economically as many thing? >> a gap in infrastructure of about 10 billion every year with additional to what it does at the moment simply to keep the value of the infrastructure constants. you can see the big grams and in particular, in the area of public. >> germany has another challenge. it has decided to abandoned nuclear energy and switch to renew al-energy but it lacks the power grids to make that work. the german government hopes to get private investors of the most are cautious.
they will see no quick property in work that will last for decades. al jazeera, berlin. >> india is bracing for a powerful storm. sigh loan had you had expected to make landfall overnight. hundreds of thousands of people have relocated to higher ground and authorities are stockpiling emergency supplies and setting up relief camp for evacuees. india's military is on stand by for rescue and relief operations. rebecca stevenson is more with wedding. >> we are seeing a lot of those large storms across the globe, especially into the pacific where we have been tracking a typhoon. now, this was one of the strongest storms of the year we have video to show you when it slammed through okinawa. peek gusts record recorded. 89 miles an hour at this point and that was in okinawa, where this sid yes was taken. the rainfall continues to pile up on top of the same areas that had so much rain from the last typhoon, and now as we see on the satellite picture, this
particular one tracking to the north/northwest. it's falling apart. we are seeing this gradually weaken and now only has the sustained winds at about sick for nots. that's almost 75 miles an hour. when we compare it to category hundred strength, it's just barrel a category 1. it doesn't matter. it's moving so slow it's dumping more rain on top of where we had so much rain. we are expecting it to move to the south of kyoto but just to the north of tokyo as it continues its track all the way up to the north in the pacific and slowly it will fall apart and weaken. as we look at the tropical cyclone, the slamming of indian india. the winds are about 126 miles an hour sustained. the rainfall will be the heaviest, especially up against nepal when we get to the
mountains, higher elevations detting even more rainfall you. we will have big problems about flooding and mudslides through indi india as we get through the next four or five days. in the united states, our issues are, you know, a lot of rainfall. it's more the temperature difference that's causing a lot of the storms we have been get can. the pacific northwest, much cooler air coming in with rain showers for you. we had almost half an inch of rainfall in parts of the northeast request a storm system. the rain continues to come down in parts of the southeast. from tennessee to arkansas, where we will continue to have heavier rein totals with showers and thunderstorms popping up it through tonight. the temperatures. you can sikh see the difference >>, about 20 degrees in temperatures from the cold front that's come down snow in the big horn mounts answers of wyoming and colorado but it's frost and freeze warnings coming in to the upper midwest and into the
northeast overnight tonight. rebecca, i have the video. the national weather confirms the tornado that did this last night in tennessee. one house in hickman county was destroyed. the homeowner said he was watching storm warnings on t.v. when he heard a roarring sound and hid in the closet. when he came out, it was raining inside. four other homes were damaged. one woman was injured what tree fell on a highway during this storm. still ahead on "al jazeera america," cricket is king in india but now a newspot is making its way into that country.
when it comes to sports in india, sports is the i, cricket is the name of the game. organizers are call okay soccer and they are call okay bali wood stars to bring out the fans. >> this is a rare site in india. in mumbai, a city of 18 million people, this is the only dedicated football field these kids might have a head start in becoming the nextb thing. the indian super league is going to have five football leagues. they say hi television ratings for the world cup and the various european leagues prove indian fans water football. >> once indians decide they are interested in football, a lot football players will come many players including world cup
winners are no longer in their prime. but the head of the league says they will help in creating appear appeal for the sport in indi india. >> ultimately, that's what the aim is to make the national team stronger. i think we have to start at the bottom of the pyramid and that's where we want the clubs, franchisees to concentrate on, on the grassroot. >> that's what we were lacking. >> it will be challenging to build the stadium and facilities needed to region that goal. >> football isn't that popular here in indian as it is in the rest of the world. as the new league starts up, it not only has to compete against otherspots for attention, but, also, for money. >> cricket dominates sports in india. from a young age all the way to professional levels. the indian super league sought the help of baliwood to help draw fans and funds. this brand expert said the excitement will only last so
long and creating local champions is one of three important steps to the league's success. >> we start, you know, consuming the sport, means playing it and last but not least is the spotsors. it is an investment. if these it 3 things don't happen, i don't think it will sustain it if newt league scores with fans, they may have a popular venue to show off skills. jamil, arizona, mumbai. >> a 6-day swim across more than 200 miles of open water. along at this, a nawstantion record in the mediterranean. left sigh plus last weeked a arrived in isreal today. the off the top of my head swimmer on the team is 66 years old. >> that's pretty amazing. thank you for joining us. i am richelle carey in new york. be sure to check out our
website, aljazeera.com. fault lines is next. thomas drayton will be back at 8:00 o'clock eastern, 5 pacific. keep it here. have a good night. haiti, october 2010, at a hospital in a small, rural town north of the capital. these were the first victims of a horrific, unknown disease in a country still reeling from a devastating earthquake. patients were dying in the space of a few hours. children were especially vulnerable. al jazeera was the first news channel on the scene. in the following days and weeks we tracked the epidemic as it