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the power. of the man who ran kazakstan for nearly 30 years has stepped into retirement although he retains significant powers as chairman for the life of the country's security council he's chosen successor. to talk i have his own cause to take over what is your specific message to those individuals who are campaigning for democracy and rights in this country those individuals you've been detained are advised all the law enforcement agencies to be tolerant to the size restraint but any serious violations of our laws of course will not be tolerated but at the same time i urge all the young people. on the same level. to exercise restraint to be tolerant
to the power to the government a rare acknowledgement because it's deserved more political freedom although that didn't stop the tensions kazakstan has never seen an election day quite like this before robyn for a steelworker al-jazeera though so tied up now syrian government forces say they've captured advantage on the border between hama and the provinces government tanks and soldiers have moved into town president bashar al assad's forces launched an offensive to recapture edit and lots of hama province as an april at least 300000 people have been displaced and hospitals have been attacked since the beginning of the offensive. for the funeral of a prominent syrian opposition figure who was killed by regime forces on saturday. a form. of the revolution. carried in
a procession across the border into syria as. well the un refugee agency says the risk of people dying while trying to get to europe is at its highest ever the u.n.h. the all says without intervention in the mediterranean there will be blood this comes as the libyan coast guard says it's rescued more than 500 refugees trying to reach europe just in the past 9 days. ashore off the coast of the libyan capital tripoli and taken to government shelters. still ahead on al-jazeera the human cost of a deal on migrants between the united states and mexico means for families desperate to seek asylum. and the struggle to save the bath place of civilization. in iraq battle to preserve artifacts from the ancient kingdom.
flooding is the order of the day and it is to be expected and every show has got potential dropping between one and 200 millimeters of rain in its life and that could be 6 ounces and this banded cloud will be moving size all north in the yangtze down towards hong kong throughout the next couple of months current focus is from fujian westward and you see that's in the forecast too so it doesn't capture that hong kong it probably means that shanghai along the yangtze valleys launched a dry come monday were necessary stay that way because you see something developing in sichuan moving eastwards but the concentration is clearly further south and gundogan a place we are focused from the dark green during tuesday obviously the feed is humid and the showers should have been anywhere from southern china so the philippines down towards indonesia surprising the heaviest stuff recently has been
around silly way z. and southern borneo and less concentrated in the philippines but wins big showers around central thailand sudden vietnam and they'll carry on i think rather fewer to the south of that that dotted around malaysia indonesia but then they will not so surprising they the heavy ones do seem to want to be in indonesia. has broken or encourage your own self and of course the head of it is still very hot. weather sponsored by qatar airways. and natural resource that's gone untapped for more than 2 decades. of. years before israel has found its own 0 world tells the untold story of gaza's unexploded gas fields guzzle of the only minimal loss of the bill is doing so it's a lot of money and how this valuable resource could have transformed palestinian lawyer. because the gas deal on al-jazeera.
hello again i'm. reminded of the news the south sudan's military agenda has defended its crackdown on unarmed protesters saying it's their job to ensure the safety of the country at least 4 more people were killed on sunday in the capital khartoum and neighboring on the run as demonstrators heeded the calls of protest leaders for a general strike. and there have been confrontations between protesters and police and what could be hong kong's biggest rally in 13 years protesters want an extradition bill which could enable political opponents to be sent to mainland china for trial dropped. and exit polls suggest that. has won kazakhstan's
presidential election more than 70 percent of the vote there are concerns about whether the election was free and fair as $500.00 protesters were detained ahead of the voters. interim leader has called new elections after the constitutional court removed the sitting president on sunday the court suspended igor doda after he refused to dissolve parliament and reports as moldova's political crisis continued members of parliament convened on sunday with some declaring that state and legal institutions have been seized the woman who in theory heads a new coalition government called on officials to work with her new administration it was only was we address all the state employees and workers of the law enforcement institutions with a request to ignore illegal orders of those who try to power and stick to the side of the people and legitimate authority parliament and government mulled over is one
of europe's poorest countries in the populations broadly split between people who favor ties with russia and supporters of european union it's witnessed several political crises in recent years on saturday parliament finally approved a new government a day after a court mandated deadline it's one based on an unprecedented alliance between sunday's pro european akam bloc and the pro russian socialist party of outgoing president igor doggone the only. people who live in moldova differ in their views identity and geo political views but what happened in parliament today proves that we can find that which unite us. the formation of a government was meant to end months of uncertainty following elections in february but failed to produce a majority for any party. but after dawn refused to dissolve parliament this weekend the constitutional court ordered fresh elections in september and appointed an interim president from the democratic party which is led by this man vladimir
a highly controversial oligarch he is one of the finances and leading man of the democratic party and has been kind of the shadow ruler of mult of for quite a while now due to is both his influence over the party's influence over the media he is the richest man in moldova he's for been from holding any of the senior official positions to elements of this past holiday sions of corruption criminality . closer ties with the european union has been addressing supporters who set up tents in front of ministries and state institutions in the capital in recent years the e.u. has become increasingly critical of moldova's record on reforms in this latest down passes unlikely to reassure the outside world. al-jazeera the u.s. president donald trump is pushing back against media reports that his latest agreement with mexico doesn't actually contain anything new the white house
announced the agreement on friday trump threatened to impose tariffs on all imports from mexico unless it did more to stop asylum seekers from crossing into the u.s. bonds reports an image that the deal mostly involves agreements that were reached months ago from washington d.c. alan fischer explains what's different in the agreements. well there are some new elements to this 1st of all the idea that the national guard in mexico would be deployed to the southern border to stop people coming up through the country are partly in agreement was reached in december between the u.s. and mexico what we have now is a number around 5000 national guard troops will do that job and also a time scale mexico say they are moving on and they are moving on it quickly mexico is also going to make it easier for people to stay in mexico while the asylum claims are held in the united states know that whole thing is being challenged in the courts here in the u.s. so that might not become such a key issue donald trump has also said in
a tweet on sunday but there is one big thing that wasn't unknowns when the news release about this went out on friday and that will become clear at the appropriate time no idea what that could possibly be and also he is saying that mexico has agreed to buy a great deal of agricultural produce from the united states but that has left both people here in the u.s. and in mexico are scratching their heads saying there is no such agreement mexico has entered into no agreement about agricultural products what supporters of donald trump are saying is that the threat of terror undoubtedly made mexico come to the table because within hours of him saying that this was a possibility that the foreign minister of mexico was in washington discussing a deal this also gives donald trump a convenient political out if the situation on the border does not improve that he can say this is not a problem this is mexico's and he may well raise the issue of tired of sigyn
because the talents for the moment are only suspended not completely canceled. now iran has unveiled a new ed defense system which it says is capable of targeting fighter jets and drones and says the technology can handle 6 targets at once tension has been heightened between tehran and washington last month the u.s. deployed an aircraft carrier group and obama tossed force to the gulf to counter what it said were rainy and threats in the region and there's a new bipartisan effort in the u.s. congress to block the sale of weapons to saudi arabia senator chris murphy a democrat and senator todd young a republican want to force a vote on a bill that introduced on monday both men have long been opponents of u.s. involvement in the saudi led war in yemen the measure would 1st have to pass the senate and the house. says there's a disconnect between palestinians and the united states over a proposed american plan to end the israeli palestinian conflict donald trump's son
in law and white house adviser jared is believed to be driving those plans last week in an interview with u.s. media said palestinians deserve self-determination but expressed uncertainty over their capacity to govern themselves later the this month there's expected to be a conference in bahrain to help the palestinian economy but it's likely to be shunned by many in the arab wild cats as foreign minister shaikh mohammad bin abdul rahman al tony told reporters in london our position remains very firm we are going to support any plan that the palestinians are willing to accept if the plan is rejected by one of the parties it means the plan is either unfair or just not realistic the best scenario is either that both parties accept it or that both parties reject it. the is the coeditor of does aliyah and online magazine focusing on the middle east and he says the opinions of white house staff are all over the place on this issue. every single thing about this current american administration
has leaked and somehow we are supposed to believe that the smart evolved peace plan is the one thing that hasn't leaked so quite clearly the only logical inference is that it doesn't exist you have most recently the us ambassador to israel daniel 3 saying he supports israel yannick seychelle of the some parts of the west bank you have a general question are saying that statement shouldn't really be on the agenda and employing a classical colonial trope saying that the prosecutors are incapable of governing themselves in other words not ready for independence as we see here all over asia and africa the fifty's and sixty's and it's kind of one new brain wait a minute all going absolutely nowhere there is a very clear u.s. policy which has been an embrace of the most extreme israeli agenda and
implementing this on the ground through various initiatives that have already been taken that's what we should be focusing on rather than awaiting some kind of document which again i'm absolutely convinced has not been written and waiting for that to be unveiled at some point in the future iraqi archaeologists exploring entrant kingdom of babylon say they need adult support to preserve artifacts after years of conflict the biblical city is the bath pace of the wilds fast complex aben community of china stratford went to babylon to find out more babylon the capital city of an empire that reached its peak on the king neb you could name around 2600 years ago this road led to the tower of babel archaeologists say the walls were once adorned with blue ceramic designs. the babylonian god murdoch rides along the famous ishtar gate king maybe couldn't is his name is carved in qunu form
a writing around 5000 years old and some of the bricks the southern palace was rebuilt on the original foundations and completed around 20 years ago but a lot of the restoration work is complicated to preservation efforts. concrete has forced moisture unsold up into the ancient foundations the water table is high because a tributary of the euphrates river is close by bricks late in the 1980 s. to reinforce some walls have made archaeological investigations difficult. problems include the shifting heavy populated areas close by we need a vast plan of excavation the remaining archaeology needs sustainable preservation because the archaeological material is being heavily eroded rising above the site perched on top of a manmade hill is a palace built for a man who often identified himself with the babylonian kings saddam hussein's sama
probably this is an eerie reminder of iraq's more recent past the former dictator's faces carved into the palace walls. the great holes inside the empty marble walls are covered in graffiti a mural on the ceiling seems the only thing not defiled as. saddam hussein was so obsessed with babylon that he built one of his policies here and it's from the palace walls that you get this incredible view of the ancient ruins it's believed that in the foreground here that's where the fabled hanging gardens of babylon the world located and it's hoped that after years of petitioning by the iraqi government this site is soon going to get world heritage status. iraqi archaeologists say the government needs to demonstrate its commitment to the sustainable preservation of babylon conflicts and political instability has kept
most international archaeological teams away for almost 30 years the importance of babylon goes beyond whether or not it's the world heritage property and that goes for many sides in this country the origin of civilization civilization itself of complex civilization in the evidence of it is here in this country the origin of writing you know important governance itself kingship and the temple complex evolving over hundreds and thousands of years according to the bible god punished the bible only in the spear trying to build a structure to heaven and this overgrown trench is where it's believed the tower of babel once stood experts say a star archeological investigation of babylon in the surrounding area could take centuries a site often described as the birthplace of civilization in a country the struggling to recover from its violent recent past chance trafford al-jazeera. now in sports rafael nadal has made tennis history in paris by winning
the french open for a record 12th time the spaniard beads on the team of austria in sunday's final at roland garros and takes medals total of grand slam titles to 18 he's now just 2 behind his great rival roger federer. i always played with high intensity big passion for for this sport. passion for the competition too and also and all the things that i went through will probably give me that extra. passion when i am playing because i know i will not be here forever so. i just try to be positive to be intense and to be passionate about what i am doing. and these are the headlines saddam's military general has defended its crackdown on
unarmed protesters saying it's meant to ensure the safety of the country at least 4 more people were killed on sunday as demonstrators heated the calls of protest leaders for a mass civil disobedience movement. and. the people cannot be governed by force and i'm not saying this neither is a member of the opposition nor someone who supports the government but the people do not want this government and as you can see the streets are empty shops are closed i personally want to civilian government but. the sudanese people also had a big role to play in order for the civil disobedience to be executed in the correct way and on its 1st day i think that it has been 300 percent successful. there have been violent clashes in hong kong as hundreds of thousands of people marched against a controversial new extradition bill the demonstration descended into chaos when protesters attacked police who responded with pepper spray pepper spray and fastens
organizers fear the proposed changes would allow china to target political opponents and send them to the mainland for trial. exit polls suggest that because seemed to talk a of has one cause it stands presidential election but there are concerns about whether the election was free and fair at least 500 people were detained in rare protests. the u.n. refugee agency says the risk of people dying while trying to get to europe is at its highest ever the u.n.h.c.r. says without intervention in the mediterranean there will be a sea of blood this comes as the libyan coast guard says it's rescued more than 500 refugees trying to reach europe in just the past 9 days. u.s. president on trump is pushing back against media reports that his latest agreement with mexico doesn't actually contain anything new the white house announced the agreement on friday trump threatened to impose tariffs on all imports from mexico unless it did more to stop asylum seekers from crossing into the u.s.
but reports soon amounts that the deal mostly involves agreements that were reached months ago or those are the headlines next it's inside story. this year's free for a women's world cup has kicked off in front with more fun fair than ever before so is women's football finally being taken seriously and why is the top female player not taking part this is inside story.
hello and welcome to the program i'm martin dennis the world's best footballers are in france to fight for their sport's biggest prize no we haven't confused it with the world cup in russia last year we're actually talking about the women's world cup the 8th edition of the tournament is being played in 9 cities over the next month football's world governing body pfieffer wants to reach a record $1000000000.00 television viewers and more international broadcasters are showing the matches live but the world's best female footballer won't be taking to the pitch norway's aid ahead is angry at the lack of support from her country's football association despite this the defending champions the united states hope the tournament will bring in new fans. i think this tournament and itself is going to. change so many things for women's football and and how we play
and how the world sees us and how much knowledge people around the world. of us and of us as people as well and i think you know these big world stages is where like we can gain so much exposure from like even people that don't even know about soccer people come out and watch and get to know the players and get to know the team so i think just this tournament and self is going to bring so much knowledge to us into the game and what we're trying to do and what we're trying to do for women's football now when it comes to the football world cup there were huge differences between the men's and the women's tournament the women's world cup this year has $24.00 teams compare that to $32.00 in the men's the prize money is $30000000.00 that's a mere fraction of the men's prize on an individual level lionel messi of barcelona for example earns $320.00 times more than 8
a head about the world's top female player but beyond the pay disparity many argue that fall less is spent on promoting and marketing the women's game and with less publicized he comes fewer viewers last year an estimated 3500000000 people watched the men's world cup in russia while only 750000000 people watched the women's competition in 2015. all right let's introduce our panel now in the northwestern french city of ren we have tatiana handy she ran women's football at fee for and is now head of women's football in switzerland thanks for joining us in denise in the south of france who got brought to her as a football writer covering the tournament for the associated press news agency welcome to you. both rob let me start with you and ask you to compare the kind of
facilities the kind of. preparation that's been made for this women's world cup is it better than say a men's well couple of the women's world cup so you've covered. whether they different facilities to some degree between the men's world cup in russia last year and here in france for the women's smaller state stages have been used to some degree for game on friday night in paris and i think 40000 seat. stadium rather than the start of france which is far bigger so they're not using that say the biggest stadiums in places also teams don't have 6 training bases like they do at the men's world cup and course there won't be as many fans this time as well and it's still a big challenge let's watch the ring more found since of the tournament to actually see the best women players but in comparison to other women's well cups is it better
a range that does it feel as though women's football has arrived. well it certainly seems that feat for is taking the women's football far more seriously than many years ago that really is a ramping up of the structure around the for the moment and that's why you're seeing these clubs where the players come from the sebring compensation out for release in the players like in the men's game and is increasing the amounts of money in prize money but not enough according to just many across the game and you know there are still. a lot more to be done but there are things like this is the 1st book with video system referees chief is the best in that it doesn't exist anywhere else in the women's day no witness league actually has the capability of financial so to really put in things like video system every so plays with spirits in women's vocal here like many don't get to experience on a weekly basis around the world because there are still many players were playing only thing they don't even. ride tatiana wren so it sounds from what rob is saying
that there's been a lot more investment a bit more effort made by fee for for the women's game was it taken so long you were head of women's football at fee for something like 18 years until the 26th i mean why wasn't more if it made before. well i can promise you that there were a lot of efforts made to change that within the women's football committee and was in our department we continuously proposed changes and some of them be very lucky enough that they were applied and some others didn't and why did it and has of course a lot to do with the development of women's football worldwide there are huge differences between countries which we also able to see at this tournament there's very advanced countries very professional countries and other countries who are lacking behind so in in an effort to you know go step by step not everything was possible from one day to the other but then of course there was also
a political decision and that is still true today it's a question of how much. or a confederation or any football association worldwide or any club how much do you want to invest in women's football and it has to be way more and what happens in right now is only kind of a step by step to 2 small steps basically on how much to improve the conditions right as it has still a long way to go for either but the policy the policy leaders got to come from the football's world governing body and would you say that your efforts to improve women's the women's game we're headed by the sepp blatter regime of course which was maad in controversy and scandal for much of the time. it has nothing to do with race a blood disorder controversy and scandals i think that that's another part of issues in stories around football and worldwide football for women's football generally speaking and worldwide speaking there's not enough interest there's not
enough i think seriousness there is not enough decision making power if you look at all these organizations and you look in detail on the expertise in women's football and the number of women in war in the decision making process then it's obvious to see that there's a huge lack of know how and that of course resonates in priorities and in also political decisions and in this area men's football in the men's world cup and the elite level of women's football is still dominating which gives women's football only a little area to grow and this discrepancy has to change right and rob coming to you i mean the world's best female footballers not taking part 8 ahead i mean she said it's not about the money particularly although there is a huge disparity that we've discussed. but it's about the attitude she says that women's football is still not taken seriously specifically by our own her own football authorities in her home country of norway i mean it takes
a lot more doesn't it than just giving giving the women players parity of pay. yeah i mean in some ways it's about the prominence as well and on the bigger picture i've been in paris before coming to nice and you go down the sansa leaves there you go on the paris metro and you don't see any sign really of the women's world cup what you do see around the metro is adverts for france games and then to france men's games taking place in 3 months time so the french federation is prioritized its advertising budget on trying to get people into seeing it's mental a several months down the line rather than advertising and some might say it's just about then what is branding really do but it's really about raising awareness across the entire city and it's high country to try to build up the players and to raise their status and that profile france is opening game for now when against south korea it did get an audience of i relented 1000000 in france that shows certainly is an appetite but i do referencing in norway they have introduced equal pay between the
menus and women's national teams but it is about the sense of where do you fit in the priorities of the federation and the fact that you do not have the door when you're here at the world cup norway had a big means that we do actually have a significant issue it shines a light on that at the same time you've got the americans who have come into this woke up while. really old with the u.s. federation without a lawsuit discrimination going to get equal pay and equal conditions where they are far more successful national team in the usa that men don't even qualify for the world cup and the men's world cup that is in russia last year. tatiana it seems very much as though the key to making women's football a more more commercially viable and therefore stimulating moment more corporate interest. cut would come from the football governing bodies is that right they have to be persuaded somehow to invest more in the promotion of the game and indeed the
marketing of the players. i think everybody is very much responsible or decision makers i wouldn't put it only on fifi as of old governing body there are the confederations that a national associations and i think they all have a role to play for fever as it were counting bodies it's hard to influence really women's football structure in a country you know and i don't think it's their road to develop women's football in a specific country but it should be their road to put a governance in place and rules and regulations which have to be followed by by countries you see so many differences in terms of preparation if you compare maybe you know as a as an extreme example mike i mean the u.s. it's huge the message going into women's football in the u.s. and it's very hard for john mica to even build up their proper league and nationally and of course there's a huge gap and i think these things have to change and that's something i could
make a mandatory 2 federations to have a certain structure and to have a certain distribution of the money in terms of protect percentages or core quote or you know there's different ways how to do it but what we can see both by now is that this is just not women's football is not treated fairly in many associations and that i think schieffer should intervene then every federation should have as its own objective to be able to save you treating women's football as it is as a most popular growing biggest growth opportunities sport not only in terms of participation of adults in terms of commercial success and you can see it lock in and now in in some countries and here at the women's world cup as some sponsors sponsoring great jobs so this has to go down to every federation and i really think there's a long way to go if you look at federations i have to say that as well in south america brazil argentina you know powerhouses in men's football and having so many difficulties in women's football and that is something you cannot explain by no by
no argument it's just a fact that the federations don't treat their remains footballers and their women's national teams not even equally far from equal not. professionally all right let's talk about culture and just a minute or 2 rob we've talked about the organization if you like of women's football in particular but let's talk about the style of the game because many people i've spoken to just say women's football is just not interesting enough maybe it's not combative enough well i think one of the things that you have to look at with the women's game in particular particular when you get a lot of men trying to undermine the game or be disparaging about it women were banned from playing football for about 50 years in england game any sense of a rowing was stifled really they were getting big crowds around $1920.50 a game. and that really showed where the game was then but the male ministry it's up again you know undermined by actually banning the game and it really only took
until the 1970 s. for its stance grow rather than following only really see particularly in some of the england women simply have been best men in recent years which the loud the women's game to flourish with that you get that it coaching players coming through the system who are getting the right coach that allows them to the next scales and starts what should become a better product as well and also you start seeing sponsors come in again in england partly as bank sponsoring but winning super league next season with several 1000000 pounds a season commitment so with that it allows you to build up the structures around the game bring the players to see what a bigger talent and therefore will start to see a higher quality of play i mean a lot of it comes down to the media attention as well this great of media attention than ever before here on all of the women's world cup right ok now we can talk to. who is a football right says he's joining us from the ugandan capital kampala thanks for
joining us 1st of all tell us about the state of women's football in uganda. the state of football for women in uganda has improved over the last 5 years we didn't have league football organized for both 6 years ago but since the federation the new current administration decided to have a need which has regular competition and most of the girls that are actually playing a high school go and also university and also for the very fust time in the last one week we've had anybody. crowned as league champions and also as uganda kept happy and so it just goes to show that it's down to the grassroots it's the young girls that are being inspired to play football and also imagine the because they can get scholarships in schools and be able to study and you know have a good korea yeah but usha i mean uganda is not there at the women's well cut in fact there are any street african countries nigeria south africa and cameroon what
are the main obstacles i mean obviously resources really matter when it comes to talk about encouraging football but what are the cultural patso cultural obstacles that women in many african countries may face well i'm of course in africa it's a little bit complicated because you have issues where playing football as a guy you looked at as the marlins it's a money thing to play football but also you know there's there's an hour impact of the african continent where it's also about religion you know how do you approach that but mostly it's the fear type and also the little ship that does not understand that women should also get a corporate unit is you know just like the men it's always south africa. and kenya that i can comfortably say are paying their women players on the national team and equal allowance or born us just like the men so these kinds of problems are really
in the ring the development of women's football on the african continent right to touch on a for sure is saying it seems very much to say the manifestation of women's football no level of women's football is really an indication of the economic and social development of a country. yes totally women's football is quite often a mirror of the role of women in society and unfortunately as we know there is there are many many countries where role of women is really not equal to the one of the men there are stereotypes and we don't want to go to a point where it's really going to be sad in terms of sexual harassment and other issues which are really really a big big issue for women worldwide but also for women's football and again when we come back 2 rows of configurations and one covering bodies you know certain policies certain protection a certain a system in place to protect the women and the girls i do think are necessary still at that unfortunately at that time of the world we're living in which is luckily
had one of one not likely but we saw one cases recently become very harsh decision and i hope this is a signal to all members to say sions and people involved in leadership roles within football in every country and in every club to treat women and girls fair and a safe environment right and how does the general attitude towards the women's game in african countries that you've covered compare with that of the men i mean yeah the uganda has a national team that's kind of doing quite well isn't it but how much how much support generally does it get from from government from the football governing body of course they have a very big problem in terms of funding and for me i look at it from the leadership point of view because you have a situation where the women's football team in uganda is going to play i guess kenya in and women's couple mission qualify and they're going by bus and this is 16
hours on the road and if they're going to run it to play in the 2nd women some concert they'll still go bye bye but the sentiment cannot be given to the uganda cranes which is the senior men's team so it is about the ship and i really. think that the federation of government officials need to come in and really extends their attitude towards women's football and i think that the ongoing women's well kept interest is changing the kind of attitude and how people look at women's football because even for the parents they'll tell you really do the women play football you know but those who are in following you know the league games will tell you that you know it's really interesting and we have a situation in uganda where it's absolutely a male journalists that cover women's football more than the female journalists so that is encouraging for me from that point of the so right now rob nice let's get to the difficult part of the show now and your favorite song where will you put
your money in terms of the winners because we know of course the united states the world cup holders yeah the u.s. got really struck out anxious for this told again but look you know the french performance on friday night combined with the 1st domestically is really something that you cherish them to the title at this stadium champlain england in greeley our country that is carrying the possibility of winning it believes it really can win the tournament said it has been on a on a great surge finishing 3rd 4 years ago we canada and then making the semifinals of your 2017 so certainly england are one of the strong contenders as well but meant always the u.s. . must assess for women's football teams is really small you have to look at that try to defense being accomplished. in a month's time all right and to you who would you put your money on. wow to be honest with you the usa looked very good and i think they're outright favorites to
win this one again but i'll give it also to the horse they were very convincing on friday and they were the average young team that is trying you know to prove a point and also it will be very huge for us if they can win the women's world cup just as the men are the reigning champions of the men's work at all right and tatiana i'm not i'm not sure if you're allowed to actually tell us who the favorite is given that you're part of one country's football governing body but i'll take a punt tenney way who would you put your money on and i think that's an easy answer to my dorothy of all big tournaments female terms have been won by teams with a female coach so that oversaw already reduces the number of potential winning team to quite a number and in that group usa france are 2 really really strong countries with female coaching and i think that will make the difference at the end oh right and rob so we've got we started a conversation by talking about the great amount of of interest this time around by
sports broadcasters and that do you think that this represents a sea change in terms of women's football. yeah that's very much a change in attitude towards be interested in women's football as well as getting greater prominence across the world on many channels and that you least it's all about our feet well if they need to do more to commercialize it particularly things like sponsorships they're all lumped in together between the men's and women's world cup so he doesn't really discover the final year of the women's world cup separately so the questions are now about whether the fief should start going forward to look at selling different sponsorships for the women's woke up and then we would get some now actually the final you have the women's game of take there in a place that also then be able to really on their charts of that graph and as it is now which is all the big deals a lump together so we know that fee for a $6000000000.00 over 4 years it has $2600000000.00 in cash reserves but feet 1st priority now i think is to actually start to commercialize the game more and
that certainly would lend attention it's a great surprise parity i mean we are seeing more women at the top a thief running the game enough that smaller the 1st female 2nd general and and and those women in management positions and that means that it's not just a male voice that for so many years in the past that's actually tate's in how the game around the world is run right ok coming to you i mean the numbers that rob was reeling off them a sound like a distant paradise to women footballers in in the part of the world that you're in but do you sense that there is a change in attitude at least the promise is a brighter future for women's football in africa. i think to be fair that there's been a positive outcome it's reading because you can see that cast the consideration of african football has now decided to have a women's football division in egypt so these people wake up every day to think about women's football on the african continent but when you look at the entire
continent this is you know federations that have not come together to say look let's organized a proper professional women's league let's get into having grassroots programs for young girls in schools it's not easy from that point of view but i would like to say that there is some hope and but also that said that i'm very disappointed in countries like nigeria that have been playing women's football for over 2 decades and they continue to not really treat the women in a good way because when you look at nigeria and how they prepared for this women woke up in france it's shot of you know for lack of a better word it's absurd you know but i hope really that with the work up a lot can go on and sent for the women's game on that on the african continent all right thank you all very much indeed. talking to us from kampala tatiana hennie talking to us from ren in france and also wrote paris looking to us from nice in
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to exploit an annual 20000000 miles just east of the arena which as you know with all of the other day i think is a huge immediately and media phenomenon to protect our own more folk i'm sure to me then there's a you can't double must do not if you should try it but you hope you stick to the set the hagerty that's what the obama team immediately back this up but. at eastern mediterranean area at the levantine basin the report tells us it has quite a lot of gas in there and not all that has been discovered yet. but when it's over why that should settle what you can be a food from. the shop or what also have a. look down the actors of that as a pilot know there was a very you know what i have done a poor let me of the mystic. of the formal announcement of the gaza guys field in 1994 men of palestinian
president yasser arafat's describe the new discovery as a gift from god to the palestinian people. palestinians actually found gas off their coast. years decades before israel has found its audience so the person has discovered gas and rain in 1990 and at the time the palestinian leader yasser arafat's viewed that as i went to change that could absolutely change the economy within the palestinian territories and i doubt that palestinians to have energy independence and some form of sovereignty. so what twin thronged. at one point yes or arafat had this vision of making gaza into a singapore rate i mean you could see how if if the gas could be produced and it could be exported and i do think it could be exported because there are many ellen g. plants nearby for example in egypt where this gas could be liquefied and then exported
the way that israeli gas is going to be liquefied and exported the way that egyptian gas is already liquefied exported it would make a huge difference but it hasn't revenues from offshore oil and gas can be an important source of revenue for a future state of palestine they can help in its development by helping to fund infrastructure or to offset the government budget. to guzzle of it is that only men in the us of the palestinian side saw what the energy this is. the deposit which was 4000000000. dollars so it's a lot of money not in one use but what's in them to 15 used the velvet moment in the life of the food the benefits could have been enormous look at the rest of the region look at qatar look at israel look at cyprus they've all discovered gas and they're all now sort of thinking they're going to be the next you know wealthy rich gas gas country meanwhile gazan people in gaza just sit with the gas out in the
ocean it's exactly as if you were somebody who didn't have any food to eat and you had a feast put in front of you and you were told you're not able to eat this feast it's it's it's it's pretty much a live. press and basically the palestinians in gaza right now are energy dependent meanwhile after coasts they have have gas that could make them energy rich and so if gaza was able to exploit its own gas which is just literally you know kilometers out from the coastline then maybe people in gaza wouldn't have to be intactness. i am terminal miss hell or arabic and i'm asking why this gas has not been exploited for 20 years and why such a major story has received relatively little media attention. while we were making
this film we obtained the comments exclusively that reveal the official and unofficial correspondence between the palestinian authority the be a and the other bodies involved in the negotiations over gaza's guess. the geological surveys suggested that this guy was good equality under freo value and was within easy reach of gaza scores line. with. a woman. the them is of. less than he heard. in 1906 eastern mediterranean countries were struggling to get hold of god as
a toy. village palestinian engineer smile miss how was the 1st to suggest that gas under the sea but of gaza. l. mishan had years of oil and gas experience gained in libya qatar and iraq and conducted surveys into a potential gaza gas field. and miss hell was the be a is the richter of natural and mineral resources and the road to yasser arafat in december 1905 the guys and mineral abridged of gaza are 40 duley did a gated elma's how to make contact with international gas companies to establish the through nature of the gaza resources. in. the fall is the model and what. can
a chicken or. the ticket or virtual. illness has activity attracted regional international and internal palestinian attention. that. it is not. the brand that. the. heck a. paper that the well. to do evil of the gods feed the palestinian authority decided to do an exclusive deal with the british gas. it would have been normal business a practice to invite international tenders to encourage competition and to get the best deal for gaza and the palestinians. say. i asked rami abdo.