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there's a lot of the. dozens of groups are reported to be operating in the eastern congo some health workers to deliver vaccines and track people infected with bella but others are hostile to outsiders. some aid agencies have criticised the military's response to threats they say intimidation and violence is making it more difficult for medical staff to contain the virus and the number of cases is increasing barbara and al-jazeera. all right still ahead on edge is it a crushing the cry for freedom we take a look at years of repression of tibetans by the chinese government. and with rags it looming britain's living aboard a wonder what lies ahead. follows
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a lot of rain and snow shoes for our two ragnar and under these this developing storm system is going to head in this general direction go through iran towards afghanistan nothing like as vicious as the last one but it will bring rain and snow progressive leaser afghanistan pakistan that moves for the northwest leaving behind the court where the city in tehran a bit of a breeze developing for the event down towards the gulf you'll notice for the consistent directions were more or less north northwesterly to study hard teens the most part going to be warm and sunny here in northern syria and in turkey slightly better in baghdad as well the breeze already picked up down through the gulf is not spilling qatar it's not particularly dusty the moment it could become sars ensuring sunday nekesa cham she's read about low to middle twenty's the converse breeze means it's too hot or getting hotter i suppose on the western side of middle
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thirty's for mecca a lighter breeze come monday so a slight lift in temperature is. now we've been talking about the significant rain that has caused a lot of flooding in malawi well the thing the coast is now here over the water is developing tropical sarcoma there for a couple of days producing strong winds and huge amounts of rain largely from madagascar. the weather sponsored by countdown and. this is a boon for point people right now in technology there is so much going on to help people it's phenomenal thanks for calling i read this is there and what are you looking for today we get to assist the client with their day to day tasks and give them more independence and freedom this feels like it's a little gift that sure is a tomato the exploration process was amazing in a way we have that technology available to us techno on all jazzy.
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i don't get your watching and is it a reminder of our top stories this hour rival demonstrations have been held on the streets venezuela's capital caracas for and against president nicolas maduro parts of the country are still without electricity for a day in one of the worst blackouts in decades. algeria's government has ordered the closure of universities as the largest protests in decades continue the shop on sunday two weeks ahead of shed you for spring break she didn't protest to say the move will not deter the. u.s. backed fighters in syria say they're about to launch
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a final offensive against isis is the last area under control the kurdish led s.t.'s recently paul is fighting to allow civilians to leave. a more now on the crisis in venezuela medina is a form of venezuelan diplomats who resigned in twenty seven thousand to protest madieu those policies he wants more international involvement in them as well. the constitutionally interim president should act upon the needle of their people and to request not a military intervention what i mean turn national humanitarian intervention with military support and that's why article one of the seven eleven or national constitution allows the zero three station to request for a military cooperation to come into our country when we have hundreds of people dying every day at least in the last forty eight hours only because of the lack of electricity more than a hundred people have died well it usually is nine hundred people daily time
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believed today was also a great answer from day united states judicial center when there was an indictment on the former vice president telling a lie sammy where he has been already and he was under the kingpin not sanctions in today he had and i mean done an indictment and therefore where ever he leaves now he knows this is not a joke he will be apprehended and i would say i would invite us to come into his opera hand all these criminal officials from his regime and their truck and pay their prison time in the us there's a lot that the us can do is more a whole eastern international coalition from latin america erik prince the founder of the private us security company blackwater has admitted to meeting members of the trump presidential campaign in august twenty sixth seem this is despite him telling congress that he had no connection with trump's team at the time when
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questioned by many has sent on ages in his head to head program the former blackwater c.e.o. said the public transcripts of the congressional hearing could be wrong. what you didn't tell congress is that on august third twenty sixteen you were at a meeting during the campaign at trump tower with don jr trump son which stephen miller then a campaign advisor to trump with george nader a former blackwater colleague of yours who acts as a back channel to the saudis there moralities you're supposed to be convicted paedophile and also joel's imo an israeli expert on social media manipulation how come you didn't mention that meeting to congress given it's so relevant to their investigation. i did as part of the part of the investigations i certainly disclosed in the any meetings the very very not you i don't mean the congressional testimony you gave to the house we went through it you didn't mention anything about august twenty sixth meeting in trump tower they specifically asked you what context you have and you didn't answer that. i don't believe i was asked that question you asked whether any community for communications or contact with the campaign you said apart from writing papers putting up yard signs know what you
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said i've got the transcript of the conversation here. i mean i might have been i think it was at trump headquarters or the campaign headquarters might be our august third twenty sixteen usable and israeli do a back channel to the emirates on the saudis don't jr and even miller were there to talk about iran policy through that about iran policy do you think that's something important to disclose to the house intelligence committee while you're under oath you did you didn't we just went through the testimony there's no mention of the trump tower meeting because twenty sixteen were not i don't know if they got the transcript wrong. or they got the transcript wrong so we could i don't know i remember i remember certainly does dismiss it that we didn't hear you because we know that robert muller he hasn't been able to stablish collusion yet but he has got a lot of guys for lying to the authorities and not telling the whole truth is that a problem now even if you accidentally didn't tell them that could come back and haunt you. i fully cooperated i haven't heard anybody i haven't heard from anybody in more than nine months i mean i mean members of congress after they discover this
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media have talked about certain witnesses not telling the truth but you believe you told congress about this meeting even if not in the transcript just to be clear i believe. she had written she has more on this now from washington members of congress had already said they were dissatisfied with eric prince's testimony last year to a congressional committee this obviously isn't going to help it is quite striking that he didn't have a better answer prepared because this is been rumbling away since last may when the new york times wrote the story about this meeting which the new york times said erik prince himself organized and which subsequently donald trump jr's own lawyer confirmed erik prince after meeting with several of those one acting apparently as an emissary for the saudis and the u.a.e. according to the new york times the other fascinating part of this is when prince was pressed he said that he was there to discuss iran and that's interesting
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because the new york times account said the discussions were mainly based around a social media campaign perhaps in order to help the trump campaign and general discussion about the saudis and the amaranth he's hoping the trump campaign which incidentally would be illegal but not about iran but and we know that later on in the the lebanese american businessman who was at that meeting was touting a plan to economically sabotage iran using private mercenaries so the public is definitely thick thickening we don't know whether anything illegal was happening at this meeting whether this was just the normal not normal gray area of foreign lobbying and illegality which is quite common but certainly certainly this is terribly interesting and will be interesting for congressional committees i'm sure . protesters have been out on the streets of paris for the seventeenth successive weekend and this time it was women leading the march they've been calling for equal treatment just a day after international women's day protests were mostly peaceful but the number
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of those taking part fell to its lowest level since demonstrations began in late november as anger over president emanuel macross economic policies which protests protesters say favor the rich their families when the women are on the front line of the demonstration because there is no democracy without women's rights there are no women's rights without democracy we are essential to the proper functioning of society. people do not want more of this financial globalisation french people will not go back they do not want to go back between ten to fifteen million french you're in misery even in a survival state so we don't know where we're heading to but we won't go backwards that's for sure are millions of british citizens in other european countries will be watching tuesday's crucial bragg's a vote closely many of them live in portugal which is one of the most favored destinations for britons working abroad and as lawrence li reports from lisbon they are worried as uncertainty looms over the u.k.'s future in the bloc one of the
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myths about british people in europe is that they like to live in places like portugal so they can get a round of golf in before moving on to gin by lunch time but very many more move to places like this for work we brought this group together they all have different questions they cannot get answers to me and many many other people can see you it's the same concern. about health care will that continue obviously with people wanting to move between countries and this whole process. not knowing. whether i'm going to be able to take people's goods between countries having ready by businesses running rental apartments and my concern is that we use a large chunk of the forty percent of our market which is currently a bridge from a. residence info people going to be able to come across here to see the value of the pound and what's going to happen there is in speculation so we're not really
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sure the moon will many body else on what's going to happen more than twenty percent of all people who fly it's a portugal or british such is the love affair with the place so it's hardly surprising the portuguese government has raised the possibility of special lanes at passport control the british tourists so they continue to come after all it would be a massive density economy if the golf courses were half empty. like other european countries portugal is trying to ensure the rights of british citizens who want to live in their country as well as simply visiting but that only works if portuguese citizens in britain have the same rights and that is still not guaranteed we decide that we're going to give all this rights to the u.k. citizens resident in portugal in the expectation that there will be resupply city so all the contingency measures that are being taken that the you level are in a lateral mass or. unilateral measures they are temporary measures and we hope this
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will be sorted out soon will. ever a real answer for that british consular officials in portugal are accused of being vague in their advice to u.k. citizens living here nobody was made available to speak to us but you can reasonably suggest it's hardly their fault the repeated complaint from british people who live and work in continental europe is that the british government is making it their responsibility to find out what their rights should be after the u.k. leaves the european union has just three weeks to go now until that supposed to happen as with so many other things it all smacks of complete uncertainty. largely al-jazeera in lisbon demonstrations marking sixty years since tibetans rose up against chinese war will take place around the world but not in tibet china has put
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restrictions on tourists and journalists who want to visit the area critics say it is another sign china is repressing the rights of tibetans rob math and. on march tenth one thousand nine hundred fifty nine chinese soldiers poured into tibet china says it was liberating the himalayan country it had ruled since one nine hundred fifty one but it was also suppressing protests against chinese authority which had grown and were becoming more violent tens of thousands of tibetans were reported to have been killed monasteries were destroyed tibet's spiritual leader the dalai lama was forced into exile in india where he remains every march tenth since then demonstrations have been held around the world in support of tibetan independence eternal case and for many he any verse three at timothy's represent the anger and the sentiment of that it happens in six decades of political
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suppression. they have been denying they have religious cultural and language right china has placed restrictions on foreigners including journalists visiting to bet when you go back to those you know six years ago the cia was actually involved in training people radio operatives who were dropped back into tibet to kind of stir up trouble so from the chinese perspective they don't look on or they don't see that foreigners are necessarily bringing gifts. regarded as something that is only means trouble and. more headaches for beijing china says it's held sovereignty over tibet for centuries it describes the dalai lama as a separatist supporters of the dalai lama say he doesn't want independence just more autonomy for tibet what we're seeing now is just a different kind of repression. making short friends can't communicate with her
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current protest this sort of suffocating atmosphere on sunday the streets of tibet may stay quiet. well demands for to back an independence to run the world right matheson al-jazeera environmentalists in northeast kenya are campaigning against a major infrastructure project which they say is taking place on stolen land but the government is accuse activists of standing in the way of progress even labeling opponents terrorists. reports. kenya's leaders say it's east africa's most ambitious infrastructure project. the level port and southern sudan ethiopia transport corridor or lap set is worth an estimated twenty four point five billion dollars. it includes the construction of a deep water port highways oil pipelines railways airports and even three luxury resorts. port will be the main hub connecting kenya ethiopia and south sudan to the
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indian ocean and to the world. and. to me. this. is. not country. work started in two thousand and thirteen when it's finished it's hoped the port will become a major source of revenue. but not everyone is happy with the project activists say it will damage the environment and the government is not properly compensating people for their land leaving indigenous communities to pay the price for kenya's progress and the rights that we have. if the government to solve them. only twenty seconds. for years lamas people relied on fishing and tourism to earn a living the port means a major shift and instead of speaking to them community leaders say the government
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is steamrolling them the kenyan leaders say the lab said project is being done by the book and accuse activists of working against the national interest and in some cases even labeling them as terrorists a recent human rights watch report said people campaigning against the project faced intimidation beatings arbitrary arrests and detentions is one longtime activist turned politician said in kenya government suppression is nothing new and in the government is the terrorists it's not the people it's the government. now has been left behind because of development there's no development the new roads either no public health facilities there is zero government involvement in the ground and now at this project is not going to. improve the lives of people it's going to affect them there's going to be pollution it's going to affect fishing it's going to affect stories even it's going to affect every facet of their life. projects like level port or central to president kenyatta as development agenda he's promised all kenyans that things will get better in twenty nineteen but in
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lumber the pace of progress may mean some kenyans get left behind in. nairobi. all right let's get a round up now of the headlines on ages in a rival demonstrations have been held on the streets of venezuela's capital caracas between supporters of president nicolas maduro and opposition leader why does to protest took place just blocks away from each other parts of the country remain without telling the for the third day in one of the worst blackouts in decades president maduro called why does a us puppet. look at philip we have defeated their coup they tried illegitimately to turn a person into a president and now today it is obvious to the world is not a president not anything he's a clown and a puppet of delinquent citizens. why does is calling for more war protests.
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you said it before the regime wants to wear us out. to wear us out brothers and sisters and yes the road has been very long the road has worn us out but we will never tire in the search for freedom and we will stay in the streets. algeria's government has ordered the closure of universities as the largest protest in decades continue well shut on sunday two weeks ahead of schedule for the spring break student protesters say the move will not deter them u.s. backed fighters in syria say they're about to launch a final offensive against eisel but who is the last area under isis control kurdish led s.d.f. recently pause fighting to allow civilians to leave for the third time in a month and a boner treatment center has been attacked in the eastern democratic republic of
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congo the center in bhutan but was targeted for a second time the latest outbreak of the virus has killed five hundred seventy eight people since august those are the headlines tech now is next. generation after generation men work under the merciless sun a northeastern state. in this slum there's no sewerage running water or other basic services sixty percent of the people here and. their needs are so great and their pockets so empty that they are easy prey during election time for politicians they can come here and buy their votes for as little as ten dollars of course if i'm a politician and i gave an education to people i mean pairing them and pairing them they may not vote for me so that's why it's in their interest to keep things as they are. it's a vicious circle of inequality aggravated by a severe recession and government that's left thirteen million brazilians
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unemployed and even if the next government can start the recovery process those living here at the bottom of the social ladder will be the last to benefit living life in partial or total darkness according to the world health organization approximately two hundred fifty three million people globally the vision impaired to protect the blind. today on tech night some of the latest innovations making it easier to help people with sight problems navigate a complex well if you want to get there just by. and even enjoy art again through a gentle touch i mean for so many people. and later as populations age and impairments become more prevalent a new study to determine what technology is needed in the future to ensure that
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people can live independently at home safe and happy we really need to figure out ways to better help people as they develop various chronic conditions and do it in a way that. the scientific into the crystal ball. this is techno a show about innovations that can change. we're going to explore the intersection of heart and humanity and we're doing it in a unique way this is a show about science by scientists. new york city. an intersection similar to many of the. city streets often a confusing maze of speeding vehicles to live moving masses of people who assume tamia still navigating side routes traffic lights cost schools and construction
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sites. challenging for most people but the complexity of this intersection increases dramatically for those with limited visibility for those who are blind. techno stuck to crystal reports that are getting a major metropolitan city is difficult no matter where you are but the visually impaired find it especially difficult now new technologies are being developed that can help even the playing. technology really really useful at the same time it's not like technology is just doing everything for me you know it's helping need to do things myself twenty eight year old lindsay yes a lino of boston massachusetts visits new york city often blind since birth years of training enable her to navigate these busy streets i'm using
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a cane and it's essentially a glorified you know stick but it does its job very well and new technology doesn't need to replace things but it can certainly enhance what i'm able to do twenty third street and seven other. as a new york city department of transportation pilot intersection for new technology . in two thousand and eleven the city installed the first a.p.s. are accessible pedestrian signal here. today of the twelve thousand four hundred sixty intersections controlled by traffic lights in new york city two hundred nine now have a.p.'s and the number increases by seventy five each year. the beeping boxes are helpful especially when you have an intersection that's a little more dicey it tells me that ok the light did just change so i can go i should go now as long as it sounds save these devices while improving the safety aspect of crossing streets are currently in need of an innovative update re orks
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city discovered that after they had installed these devices that people people were still having difficulty crossing the street because of the increased complexity with the introduction of dedicated bike and bus lanes so they came up with the idea of actually adding a map to the sari in this intersection a printed tactile diagram is being tested at the excessive book the test room signal recently some new innovations in printing have made it possible to create very low cost talk trial graphic and brutal songs that are durable enough to put outside lindsey demonstrates the tactile math to passer by george this is also blind so if you feel the braille at the very top it says west when he first street so that's the doing that would be crossing this this line is showing the direction of travel these arrows you're
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a lanes of traffic so you have us believe you have you know fully waynes of traffic where the cars are going you know from your left to right there's a watch here. oh oh you are here yeah right now you know what to expect in the past three days yes ok yeah steve landau says this is the first step in making traffic signals more interactive future generations of science he says will actually have a verbal function and it'll say car or bus or cross walk so by adding speech. and interactive aspects of this. we could really be universally accessible i think the most exciting potential is technology that takes into account the skill that a person already has and then fills in the gaps and also to do different kinds of things that maybe aren't as easy for me to do now.
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flex to lead agrees blind since age eight today at thirty three he's a u.s. paralympic athletic champion who currently holds the long jump world record. while his athletic abilities put him at the top of his sport some complex and even common tasks sighted people take for granted often challenge him we met lax at a supermarket in ocean beach california how difficult is it for you to navigate with someone like you would take take for granted as a mundane task a grocery shopping i think is one of those things where a lot of times our stores will have a. customer service area so i would go to that that would require me to have a specific list of items there are those times where. you want to learn
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more about the product you want to learn what types of the ingredients are in them and maybe you want to make a better selection i'm going out please so you know a lot of toms i'm very particular about what goes into my body recently lexus sidestep the help desk for something decidedly more high tech today he shopping with ira i like thanks for calling i wrote this is very. the grocery store and interested in picking up a couple things what are you looking for today you know our interests. lie. thank you congress for sour already so i might scan to your head around so i can take it. ok so the cash registers are to the left the where the produce is your skin ready i see the produce market is to the right hand side of lex is not shopping alone he's connected in real time to an agent
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assistant who could be hundreds of miles away from him but his feeling exactly where he is. is the managing agent operations what does it mean to be an ira agent it means that we get to assist the blind with their day to day tasks and give them more independence and freedom so as cited folks kind of take for granted just jumping in the car and running to the grocery store to pick up a simple item and getting back home now with the use of they can really incorporate that and just jump on public transportation or an hour and run to the grocery store without sighted assistance it's two humans one out there in the book one person sitting in front of a computer connected through technology and acting as an individual to do it back to do an activity. you know experience something beautiful here's how the system works spark classes with a built in camera is paired with an app on the user's phone when they want to
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distance they press a button and via cellular service they're connected to an agent who is currently using this technology are called explorers and agencies the video in real time streaming in from the glasses that the explorer is wearing their g.p.s. location and a full profile on the user back in the supermarket lexus navigating the produce area there's a child with a car stocking the bananas he just knows so if you wanted to step forward here. what car is going to be here on the right and then we're directly in front of the right ok so i see. her potatoes and i see what i believe are a cucumber. if you want to extend a hand you'll feel. what seat there will be potatoes on the top and then the second row down i will be cucumbers so you'll get your hands on the camera if you don't mind till to your chin to your chest slightly so the video drops down yeah ok perfect you've got a cucumber in your hand to me teaching like how to tuck their chin to their chest
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which is not you know it's a kind of an awkward movement for someone who doesn't have vision is to look down to the floor and look up to the ceiling so then you really build that report on the teamwork that's so interesting that those movements i would take for granted because that's how i explore my space wouldn't really be necessary yeah it's interesting because when you say look down like to them they're like well i am looking down but if you say tuck your chin to your chest that gives it more that more just that little bit more description really tells them exactly how far to look down if you'll take your to slightly down go down one row. and that's the caesar supreme but your fingers to. thank you so it's got to keep the crew times thrusting in there and the permanent cheese as well. you know. are you still interested in a tomato. please ok let's take a peek around so typically tomatoes aren't refrigerated so if you want to turn do
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you have full turn around that's all i want to eat ok so you don't see any tomatoes here and on the other side we're on the end so let's head towards the right side. and if your pa's here and turn your skin your head ok great i see tomatoes on the high all that's on your left hand side so if you were to do it over a couple of steps they're actually the theory and this case here the tomatoes are on your right hand side so well now that you're out there on the left hand side. on this one so pas here and i believe if you want to extend your hand now directly in front of you. these are either apples or tomatoes. or. this feels like a tomato ok and if you'll just tuck your chin slightly that sure is a tomato so it's a red meat oh i don't see any. holes in it while grocery shopping is just one small task in lex's life he uses this technology for more complex situations
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like traveling through airports or visiting major cities for the first time so for me there are those times where you want to have that specific information you want as many details as possible and so you know for example i went to vegas was like you know i want to go out on the streets a very. you know they were able to navigate me around i'm walking around on the street it was really is an amazing amazing experience because i just felt really empowered and. before we do have you know low thousands of people who are using this obvious explosives we want to get pretty much into the hands of you know every line in the world a grand task since there is the cost to using this technology the subscription radio is from eighty nine dollars some. three hundred twenty nine dollars now on the
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higher and the twenty nine dollars it's unlimited use of service the glasses for free data is free they don't pay for the data in this telephone usage and we also include insurance associated with the glasses. because they are stevie's the purple flowers and three thousand flowers a year and a couple of dried flowers as well it could be roses i'm not sure if they're ready. already so if you want to move to the check out why. around this flower stand so you'll want to forward a few steps in that turn to the left. it's refined every week. we're exploring the news for a new environments knew everything that i. have not
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seen in the sun so. exploration processes it's amazing. we have that technology available to us this is a boon for point we're right now in technology there is so much going on to help people. it's phenomenal it's way better than i was when i was younger meat lover dennis perowne since becoming blind later in life he gave up visiting museums until today a new scientist famously proposed that there were nine ways that our brains help us to appreciate visual art but how do you appreciate a painting that you can't see the answer might be here at the san diego museum of art they're taking an innovative approach to making art accessible to the visually impaired dennis is here to experience a masterpiece specially designed for the visually impaired. museum associate curator michael brown describes the original we're standing in front of one sanchez
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cotyledons masterpiece the still life with quince cabbage cucumber and melon it was painted in sixteen o two in the late zero in spain and it is a groundbreaking example of still life painting of the very earliest decade of the of the seventeenth so what makes it so special this painting was a really pioneering depiction of a three dimensional illusions so he's using in two dimensions he is creating an imaginary tactile experience do you think it's possible to you. to give that same impression to someone that's not able to visually see this painting absolutely because i think that that one of the one of the ways that we interact best with with the public and of of all different abilities is telling stories and the stories help to bring works of art to wife and although we can't touch this
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painting itself we can touch the replica and filled with those stories understand it in two thousand and fourteen we had this made. so that people who can see this painting can still experience it so tell me how this rock because different from the real thing so first of all you can touch it right and when you look at the real thing you're going to want to touch it which is exactly what dennis perowne did for the first time today this creates a suit. like that. pays for the leg. front to be a stand top. noticed as the slope of the lower right hand side of. the page wanted to show the great exactly as it appeared. to perfection i don't think if you're ready for action central but now rests on the winter's near the little painted the rough exterior skin of the bow and wraps around with. some of the
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groups several slices and one of the slices can be found sitting on the windowsill immediately to the right very much so that the front page has been sliced from the ground slapped noticed the rough texture of the rock salt right the way dripped into the out the cuter i went past just the repetition help trick the out so at least riteish and yes it does play still this was one of the severest variants are you know there's a rough thing here and i don't know whether that's representing your true form i think i think what you're touching is the it's rust in this model but in real life it would be very soft and that sort of pulpy can i mean it's true in the face the ok that's what i'm hearing and that's where i'm hearing that difficulty the second time you explored the painting you are starting to add sort of layers to the experience after you've gone through the entire thing once do you think that the
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same is true for tactile models of paintings in general would be more experienced as hell that's a good question there could be there's a first time i've done anything like this. and i was trying to block out you know the narration so that i was actually experiencing myself it actually did get better that's for sure but how important is it for these efforts to be made for art galleries to be creating things like this for people like you i think it's crucial i think there are so many people that i've met that would really appreciate this these are just a few of the accessibility technologies currently in use and as our populations age more innovation is needed to meet the demands of people who become impaired as they get older we pick up that part of the story in portland oregon a major study called heart collaborative aging research using technology from the national institutes of health is currently underway to assess accessibility
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strategies for senior citizens so they can extend their ability to live independently as part of the study over two hundred senior citizen households across the united states are wired with activity trackers will start at the home of beverly healing ok beverly so we're we're in your home and you're wired up here with a lot of sensors tell me what we have well as we come in the door there's a sensor on the door which simply means the door's been open and it's assumed that somebody is coming or going eighty two year old beverly healey is a volunteer test subject in a study looking at what happens in the home as we age and what excess ability strategies can be created in the future to remain independent for longer her home has over twenty sensors monitoring her every move. dr jeffrey k. of oregon health and science university is the principal investigator of the study if you ask people what they want to have happen to them as they get older ninety
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percent ninety nine percent will say i want to stay in my home or where i want to be as i get older on the other hand of course people say that because they fear going to a nursing home if you're developing alzheimer's disease which is actually now the most feared condition in america wow so we really need to figure out ways to better help people as they age as they develop various chronic conditions fill in the ceiling going down the hall you'll see a series of motion detectors that say how fast i'm walking this is my usual gait and if that should show slow appreciably they would notice that and they'd say something's wrong really it's not moving as fast as she usually does and she's lost her energy what's happening we are integrating multiple types of data that comes in twenty four seven. that reflects real day to day function across the the
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main things that make a difference in people's lives so what we're able to measure or monitor with the technologies are things like mobility sleep cognitive function so in here is my pill box which is monitored by the modem on my computer and when i open it up in the morning or in the evening to take my fills that registers on the computer so you've got pills for every day of the week here yes and it's just getting a sense of whether or not you open the yes not necessarily if you took it i guess but no there's no way they could know that but they can know that i've come to the pill box i built it up and i stand taking the pills out and one of them thomas reilly is an information technology systems architect at oregon health and science university i develop the software in our car servers collects the data from the sensors and brings it back and stores it now can you show me some of the information that you're getting sort of so right here we have display from our
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database so this is the sensor identifier and this is the timestamp and here you can see she's not present in that room so the thirty says not present thirty says not present an answer a here at this time stamp she becomes present in the room was chosen for ten seconds and then comes back and a couple three seconds later it's present ten seconds so this is just one sensor in medicine changes everything and most change we detect is by self report you go to a doctor's office and what does the doctor do they ask you a series of questions do you take your medications are you exercising how are you sleeping and we all do our best to try to understand that but it's very hard and we know from our own studies that people actually are rather inaccurate in fact in how they are able to report with the data that we get we're able to get the actual data and then you can imagine going forward that if you were to come. to a doctor's office imagine that instead of asking you all these questions not only
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just were known but it's the real information is the actual events that are happening and then the appointment would be spent more in providing care and counseling as opposed to questioning where do you see some of the innovations what's on the horizon in terms of accessibility for the elderly and senior citizens there will be a natural shift to more comfort in just having technology around and using it voice recognition continues to to advance quite rapidly so the interface for how you conduct. interviews. how you interact with technology in general is very rapidly changing the data they're collecting is helpful as it's grouped with data they're collecting from other people just like me who are also contributing to the program and that somewhere years from now or months from now the data that
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they're collecting and assimilating will create a pattern of aging for people who are twenty years younger than i am and feel happy about it that's it for now i'm dr mara see you next time on techno. my name is some people saying that my feelings are only programmed that they're not real but if i think the real they are real don't you think south america was designed to be the world's most advanced autonomous android is one of the more advanced robots in the world can around but feel that's a philosophical question it's not a lot of time you do socially connect on a subconscious level we are creating this new kind of entity. isn't the problem for your town that they may not have a health question mark over it but he does have a corruption question mark over it doesn't look good for the image that
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a pitcher has not going to do it we will probably have known about this what are you saying the rich get why there's a lot of disillusionment with the us across the globe too far that is cool for all of the breaks doesn't build confidence a great school to join me from my guests from around the world take the hot seat and we debate the week's top stories and take issues here on al-jazeera. killed a mother and son on the way to an appointment sadly the insurgents don't wear uniforms also. with the was the american occupation of iraq matthew has an old american prince to account trump tower twenty sixteen how come you didn't mention not meeting to congress i did i don't know if i got the transcript wrong. i don't think you are that sharp but you can tell the difference between a polish guy a french guy. head to head on a jersey. says this opportunity to understand a very different way where there before something happens and we don't leave them.
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on the line. for them we've got this only if you join us on saturday all of us have been colonized in some form or some fashion is that diana talking about. you have seen what it can do to somebody people are using multiple drugs including the phone and some people. everyone has a points. could be on the street and join the conversation on mountains iraq. power games in venezuela as capital president maduro talks of foreign sabotage as the opposition pushes into new territory for a rival rally. as
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i'm sick of this is al jazeera live from doha also coming up universities are ordered to shut down in algeria to fall protest against the long ruling president. brags that looming britons living abroad wonder what lies ahead. crushing the cry for freedom we take a look at years of repression of tibetans by the chinese government. a large parts of the venezuelan capital or into their third day without electricity as a power struggle intensifies on the streets the been rival demonstrations just a few blocks apart in caracas president nicolas maduro rallied against crowds rally crowd against what he called us imperialism supporters of opposition leader why does push their protests into a new part of the city that i suppose there. it was
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a protest when territory in the capital caracas thousands responded to opposition leader one of those call to take over victoria avenue. and then area that's been off limits for the opposition because it has been traditionally controlled by supporters of the widow. alfredo domi was among those trying to convince the police to join in the protest i we want them to join us because we are the people not the government we are the majority right now that needs change and it's not represented but nicolas maduro. this rally is the opposition's latest move to a post government. after a failed attempt to get aid into the country with the help of the united states it was gathered in three different parts of that i got and then i made it to this haven't you and now they're trying to make it till the end of this road where they're supposed to meet up especially if i want to drive all by their savings as
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you can see here that if i have any nationality god wants and how the bad. i say a few minutes later people started to push to get the ball of aryan national guard off the street they left the area to avoid a major confrontation i. arrived hours later begging venezuelans not to lose hope. we've said it before once to wear us out brothers and sisters and yes the road has been very long the road is worn out but we will never tire in the search for freedom. the protest happened after a major power outage left much of venezuela in complete darkness the first blackout was caused by a failure at the good hydroelectric plant in the state of. electricity supply began to return on saturday but then power and communications collapsed once again.
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the government also organized and i'm tight imperialist protests close to the presidential palace he. blamed the opposition and the united states for the power cuts. so clearly. john your top will tell you. they were conducting highly scientific energy attacks with advanced technology what our experts call electromagnetic attacks against the transmission lines to generate interruption to sabotage the process of life no real connection. was venezuelans are already struggling with an unprecedented economic crisis of the past few days has allowed the opposition to gain ground in areas they were not able to reach before i was i haven't had access as this medina is a form of venezuelan diplomat who resigned in twenty seventeen to protest what do
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those policies he wants more international involvement in venezuela. the constitutionally interim president should out upon the needle their people and to request not immediate terry intervention but i need international humanitarian intervention with military support and that's why article one of the seven eleven or national constitution allows the zero three station to request for a military corporation to come into our country when we have hundreds of people dying every day at least in the last forty eight hours only because of the lack of electricity more than a hundred people have died well it usually is nine hundred people daily time believe today was also a great answer from day united states judicial center when there was an indictment on the former vice president telling a lie sammy where he has been already and he was under the kingpin not sanctions in today he had and i mean done an indictment and therefore where he leaves now he
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knows this is not a joke he will be apprehended and i would say i would invite the u.s. to come into his well after a hand all these criminal officials from his regime and their truck and pay their prison time in the u.s. there's a lot that the u.s. can do is more a whole eastern international cooperation from latin america the government in algeria has ordered universities and colleges to close students lead the biggest protests in nearly thirty years campuses are being shot on sunday two weeks before the spring right was about to start no official reasons given young people are playing a big part in the demonstrations against president and denies these beautifully for protest to say the eighty two year old has had a stroke is not fit to run for a fifth term william lawrence is a professor at george washington university he described the government and move as
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counterproductive. it's a poor decision and it will likely backfire there is about one point seven million university students and a little over six hundred thousand of those live in university housing to the idea was if you close the housing and sent them home maybe their parents and prevent them from joining protests but if you know anything about students when there is a mass mobilization of students going on in the campuses literally letting out into the streets students cutting classes and joining protests the likelihood that the parents will be able to prevent the students from joining these the ever growing protests is very unlikely so in fact one point seven university students were just told you're on vacation we've had more than two million protesters according to crisis group in this streets and that is likely to grow basically what we have in algeria for some years now is a direct action by by protesters towards the state which leads to most political outcomes and so you have thousands of protests every year in algeria at the micro
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level and then direct response from the state and so this is just that on a much larger scale and it's being driven by social media it's very youth driven but one of the interesting thing about these protests is that we have slogans from the sixty's from the eighty's from the two thousands two thousand tens it's a real mortgage borg of the greatest hits of algerian protest over the last sixty years which are bringing together the quasi totality of the algerian population against a fifth mandate for the president and for systemic change the problem is that the crowd is not articulating what its vision is for systemic change us back kurdish fighters opera pairing for a final push against isis last enclave in syria fighting in booze was forced to allow more civilians to leave on saturday and i still flag could still be seen in the town a group say tens of thousands have escaped the area since the start of the offensive by kurdish fighters last month. the head of the un's refugee agency has been
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experiencing firsthand what life is like for syrians who fled the fighting for people ground he visited refugees in lebanon and says the u.n. won't pressure them into returning home they're worried they're they're fearful of security they are thinking about their destroyed houses of their lack of jobs in all these are very important human factors that need to be addressed but i think that if we continue to work on the syrian side maybe more people will make this decision in more confidence it is very important you know very well our position that any return be not only safe and dignified but also voluntary that people have to make that decision by themselves and should not be pressured or pushed and i think that continues to be our position but of course for those who return they will be they will be supported by us and we're certainly not as has been said in
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the past but these not being said anymore we're not blocking any return we would be it would not be our job to do that. the lawyers in sudan say nine female protesters have been sentenced to twenty lashes and a months in jail for rioting the students in the capital defied the nationwide state of emergency to condemn the detention of demonstrators the lashing sentencing came twenty four hours after sudan's president ordered the release of all women arrested during the past three months they were morgan has more from khartoum. following the directives of president armitage bashir thirty eight women have been released from prison according to the door for lawyers association now let's remember we don't know how many women have been arrested in the first place the government has not given a clear figure to how many women were detained since the protests started more than eleven weeks ago in fact the government hasn't given a clear figure to how many people both male and female were arrested but what we do know is that thirty eight women so far have been released that number does not
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include the women who have been sentenced to jail for their participation in trials and that number does not also include the women who are pending charges because of their participation in protest over the past few weeks now again we don't know how many women were arrested in the first place but activists say that the number could go as high as one hundred fifty women who have been arrested we've spoken to family members over the past few weeks and they have expressed concerns about the well being of their female relatives who have been detained some of them tweeted out on social media and on facebook that they are very relieved to have their family members back and that they are very happy to know that they are doing well and that they will be taking them for basically medical check up to make sure that everything is ok with them but again this is not mean the end of the process the president has repeatedly said that he wants dialogue and this could be part of his initiative to try to show the protesters and the demonstrators that he's trying to pave way for a dialogue but people are saying that they don't want any talks with them we have spoken to many demonstrators over the past few weeks and they say that
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a dialogue is not going to be the solution their calls for more protests tomorrow and in the coming weeks and they say they will not stop until the government steps down something the president said he's not going to do. already announced the state of emergency by the statue last for a year and most of the people who've been arrested over the past couple of weeks have been charged have been charged and tried in the courts in something called emergency courts which were set up to make sure that the people who've been protesting have basically are being charged and due process takes its course so it's not clear how long this will go and where it will end but at the moment we have protesters and demonstrators will very determined to continue until the president steps down and we have a president and a government that seems to be very defiant and not willing to step down until elections come next year when we come back on another attack on an ebola treatment center in the democratic republic of congo. found a u.s. security contractor tells al-jazeera he did meet with donald trump's campaign team but that's not.


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