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tv   Phumzile Mlambo- Ngcuka  Al Jazeera  March 11, 2019 5:32pm-6:01pm +03

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really build that report on that 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 stuck 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. slightly down go down one row. and that's the caesar supreme but your fingers. thank you so it's got a good crew times to directing. as well. 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 you have full turn around that's all i want to eat ok so you talk see the tomatoes here and on the other side we're on the end so let's head towards the right side.
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and if you'll pas 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 a couple of scotch they're actually the theory and this case here the tomatoes are on your side so now that you're out there on the left side. on this one so pas here. if you want to extend your hand now directly in front of their apples or tomatoes. over. this feels like a tomato and if you'll just tuck your chin slightly. is a tomato so it's a red. i don't see any. holes in it while grocery shopping is just one small task in lex's life he uses this technology more complex situations like travelling through airports or visiting major cities for the first time so for me there are those times where you want to. that's specific information you want as
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many details as possible and so you know for example i went to vegas was like you know i want to go out you have the streets a very. you know they were able to navigate me around i'm walking around on the strip it was really is an amazing amazing experience because i just felt really empowered and i hadn't done anything like that 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 blind 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 at the higher end the twenty nine dollars it's unlimited use of service at the glasses for free data is free they don't pay for the data in this had
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a funny usage and we also include insurance associated with eyeglasses. because they are stevie's the purple flowers and three thousand flowers a year and a couple of bright flowers as well as roses i'm not sure if they're right. already so if you want to prove to the checkout why. go around this flower stand so you're going to forward a few steps to the turkey to the left. well . let's find everything. we're exploring the news for a new environments knew everything that you haven't seen in this. exploration process it's amazing in an.
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we have that technology available to us this is a boon for point people right now in technology there is so much going on to help people. it's phenomenal it's which is way better than i was when i was younger meet art lover dennis perot since becoming blind later in life he gave up visiting museums until today a neuroscientist 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 cotyledons masterpiece the still life with quince cabbage cucumber and melon it was
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painted in sixteen o two into wedo in spain and it is a groundbreaking example of still life painting at the very earliest decorated 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 all different abilities is telling stories and the stories help to bring works of art to wife and although we can't touch this 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
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this painting can still experience it so tell me how this right 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. patient. find this tough. notice of the slope in the lower right side. pages wanted to. perfect. i don't think you feel better perfection central valley rests on the winter's. new digital painting the rough exterior skin of the melon wraps around. some of the roof several slices. and one of the slices can be found sitting on the reduced to the right very. front page has been sliced from the ground
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slapped noticed a rough texture of the rock salt writes. drifting to the left so. i went past this the repetition helped drip so at least crisis and yes it does but they still this was. you know it's a beautiful experience or you know there's a rough thing here and i don't know what that's representing or transform i think i think what you're touching is the its thrust in this model but in real life it would be very soft that sort of pulpy cannot mean anything with e.c. 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 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
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a first time i've done anything like this and i was kind of trying to block out the you know the narration so that i was actually experience for 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 cart collaborative aging research using technology from the national institutes of health is currently underway to assess accessibility 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
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wired with activity trackers will start at the home of beverly healing ok beverly so we're we're in your home as you're wired up here with a lot of sensors tell me what we have well as we come in the door and there's a sensor on the door which simply means the doors 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 accessibility 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 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
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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 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
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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 fellows 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 database so this is the sensor identifier and this is the timestamp here you can see she's not present in that room so the thirty says not present thirty says not
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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 itself report you go to a doctor's office and what is 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 just were known but it's the real information it's the actual events that are happening and then the appointment would be spent more in providing care and
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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 they're collecting and assimilating will create a pattern of aging for people who are twenty years younger than i am and feel happy
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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 of any program that they're not real but if i think the real and they are real don't you think so erica 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 but you do socially connect on a subconscious level we are creating this new kind of entity. when the news breaks and the story below six million children in and outside syria have been affected by war when people need to be heard. and the story needs to be told people are telling us that there's no medicine but they're not enough ferengi
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al-jazeera has teens on the ground u.s. air power alone is not enough to bring in more ways to tame documentaries and live news on air and online over a hundred and sixty years ago a musician started a van and in an artesian treat in cairo. their brass band was so popular it gave birth to an entire musical genre. a century and a half later the sound still resonates with many egyptians today house of allah the people's music on al-jazeera. i mean this was different not just whether someone's going for something that's very red but the battery in metering i think it's how you approach an individual and that's what it is a certain way of doing it you can't just inject a story and fly out. rewind continues to care bring your people
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back to life i'm sorry with updates on the best about just the arrests documentaries the struggle continues book from the till now or use distance revisiting. anatomy of an american city i had close friends who were lost to the streets i can literally see the future of baltimore through the eyes of my students and it does not look good rewind on al-jazeera. ethiopia and china ground their fleets of boeing seven three seven max. lines crash kills one hundred fifty seven people.
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down nora kyle this is a live from doha also coming up a reprieve for one of the women on trial accused of killing the half brother of north korea's leader. finds in syria was human operations take last stronghold in the country. and taken their story to the u.n. wrangle refugees forced to flee to bangladesh will address the human rights council . is here and china have grounded the entire boeing seven three seven max fleets a day after an ethiopian airlines plane crashed and killed all one hundred fifty seven people on board the jet went down just minutes off to take you off from out of on its way to nairobi was all about says of the plane we un stuff going to attend a meeting in the raby delegates of the world environmental conference observed
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a minute of silence in memory of the one hundred fifty seven passengers catherine soy in nairobi will be speaking to her in just a moment but first let's go to mahmoud who's live for us in. a massive investigation is now underway and what caused this crash what do we know about. yes a lot of this is a must see investigation going on medical workers are going on with the mockup tasco of collecting the body parts of the people who perished in the crush on sunday the body parts us through over the several pillow minutes is it to fill in a farmland. there can often enough farmland and despite the earlier reports that it fell near the town of the shelf to about fifty kilometers from addis ababa now we
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can confirm it fell in the farmland of the head area which is about eighty kilometers from the couplet all of this the people of ethiopia of course united in grief with the four other nationalities who people presenting them craft. now but what many people in a disciple have been telling us is that the relieve the craft did not crash either in the suburbs of the city or in the. nearby town of push off too which is a densely populated industrial town of course the investigation is also going all me through a period of vision experts have been joined by experts from israel according to a spokesman for the line that being assisted by the united states and kind of boiling is also sending a team to take part in the investigations of course parlance are being comparisons
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are being drawn between the crush here in ethiopia on sunday and one that happened five months earlier in indonesia. that involved the same model of boeing seven three seven. bringing us the latest from at is out of a thanks very much as we now where that plane was headed and catherine so. as live for us there and afternoon at a u.n. conference the u.n. conference that many of the delegates were due to join from. incredibly somber mood . yes i am and the sessions are going on but it was a very sad start to this conference that's going to go on through the week they started with a moment of silence some of the passengers in that flight were delegates were coming for this u.n.
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environment assembly and also there were twenty two a humanitarian workers from different u.n. agencies this is a u.n. complex with several u.n. agencies based here so it's a very sad day indeed for them and at the airport the transport cabinet secretary held a briefing saying that he had spoken or he's officials had already spoken to twenty five of the thirty two relatives of twenty five of the thirty two kenyans who were on that crash of a majority many of the people in that crash or were kenyans thirty two of them so the ministers saying that they are undergoing counseling they've been given all the information they can by the very difficult time for them very emotional time we were at the airport all through sunday all through the day on sunday and we saw some of this relatives were very distraught and basically they have a lot of questions about what exactly could have happened they're still trying to
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internalize everything that is going on and of course they're having a lot of questions about when they will be able to get the bodies of their loved ones to be able to bury them of course it's going to take a while for them to get this bodies because it's a very delicate process just you know. just trying to get that d.n.a. just trying to know who's who because some of these bodies are told by the charred catherine and they're every thanks very much catherine. brown has more now on china's order to ground this boeing seven three seven max. well in light of the ethiopian plane crash china has moved swiftly and decisively on monday morning the civil aviation administration confirmed that it had notified all of chinese airlines telling them that the boeing seven three seven max eight aircraft had been grounded and would remain grounded indefinitely it so far affects ninety six aircraft you know the administration felt that there were similarities between the
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crash in ethiopia and one in indonesia almost six months ago that also involved a boeing seven three seven max eight it was also practically brand new and also crashed shortly after takeoff and for china that was one similarity to many now the the max eight is basically the latest version of the boeing seven three seven which is very much the the work course of the chinese airline industry now it's not just boeing that china purchases from china also buys from air bus but it's also developing its own version of the boeing seven three seven the comac c nine one nine an aircraft that it hopes to sell not just domestically but also eventually overseas has turned some other news now and one of the women on trial accused of killing the half brother of north korea's leader kim jong un has been freed slaves and prosecutors withdrew the murder charge against intonation suspects at cia said she and the vietnamese national do on t.
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hong accused smearing of toxic nerve agent kim jong un's face at a kuala lumpur airport in two thousand and seventeen the cia's express said joy about being freed. i feel so happy i didn't text back that i would be released today a big thank you to president j.k. with a.j. all the ministers and those who had the indonesian embassy here pointed the doors for malaysia thank you to the malaysian government for releasing me florence larry was after course in the city of charlotte. monday was supposed to have been the start of the defense hearing for the vietnamese suspect but instead proceedings are opened with the prosecutor telling the court that he wanted to drop the charge against city i shot that is the indonesian suspect accused of murdering kim jong nam the judge agreed and granted city discharge not amounting to an acquittal and reporters watching the proceedings had
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a slight suspicion that something unusual happened because when city appeared in court in the dock today she was smiling a huge contrast to her past court appearances now hold lawyers say they are happy with the decision she's been granted a discharge not amounting to an acquittal but it still means she was able to leave the courthouse a free woman. on the other hand is still on trial for murder she read out a statement in court she's going to be taking to the witness stand but her lawyers have asked for the case to be adjourned it is going to be a gentle thursday in the meantime they want to petition the attorney general to offer charge to the murder charge against don to be dropped now prosecutors have not given a reason as to why they are withdrawing the charge against city but the two women have maintained all along that they are innocent that they had no idea that what they were doing would kill in fact they thought they were taking part in a reality t.v. show and south korean and u.s.
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intelligence officials have said they suspect north korea's involvement in the murder of kim jong nam. people across japan are paying tribute to the victims of the twentieth earthquake and tsunami which caused the nuclear meltdown at fukushima eighteen years on since the disasters that killed more than fifteen thousand people continue to deal with the clean up some of the water used to cool the nuclear reactor remains contaminated japanese government a nuclear plant owner tepco continued to consult experts on what to do with the water more than fifty thousand people are still displaced. algerian state television is reporting the president has returned home after a two week absence and returns to a country rocked by protests and strikes over his decision to run for a fifth. u.s. backed fighters in syria have launched an offensive on iceland's last remaining
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territory of kurdish said syrian democratic forces resumed the attack on good after pausing to allow civilians to leave s.t.'s says there is still around for thousands of millions in the town and i sill is using them as human shields then col is a former cia officer he says threats from armed groups will remain unless go instability as a dress. the real problem is less the coherent terrorist organization like isis or al qaida and these are they are real problems but they are really the product of in the exploiters of the social and political unrest incompetence and the suffering of societies that have collapsed largely isis came to exist because syria has imploded and exploded simultaneously and there was the problem with the insurgency in iraq because the united states invaded and bad as saddam was destroyed whatever stability there was since the u.s.
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policy is largely incoherent now you have someone at the head of the government who is fundamentally into here and in almost everything that he says or thinks that he believes john bolton is quite coherent himself although his policies are far different than those are other counterterrorism officials and experts would recommend but at least he is good here and the problem is that you can't have go in two directions simultaneously and if you don't know what direction you're going to go in you will go around in circles and that's fundamentally u.s. policy we're staying we're leaving we are supporting your deferring to russia we oppose russia we want to go after iran but everything we're doing is empowering or strengthening iran's hold in influence in syria etc etc so i don't have the answer because no one does american policy is at present incoherent iran's president has found that rouhani has arrived in iraq for his fast official visit he's.

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