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of northern ireland, into the west of northern ireland, to pembrokeshire, and to the west of the time, too. temperatures of 9-13dc. the time, too. temperatures of 9—13dc. great around that area of low pressure, quite a number that back quite a number of isobars, so a breezy affair for back quite a number of isobars, so a breezy affairfor some on back quite a number of isobars, so a breezy affair for some on tuesday, rain becoming confined to northern and eastern parts. it is still relatively mild across the south, but further north, a shot of cold aircoming infrom but further north, a shot of cold air coming in from the north sea. 4-5d air coming in from the north sea. 4—5d only. as a consequence, cooler conditions found towards the north. in the south, on wednesday, the front clears away and brighter skies followed behind, but it is a bright and blustery sort of day on wednesday with a number of showers, maybe a little bit of pale in there. it will be turning colder this week, some rain at times, and a risk of snow, particularly on high ground.
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this is bbc news, our latest headlines. the australia cricket captain steve smith has been banned for one match by cricket's ruling body, the icc, over the ball—tampering scandal. the australian prime minister has said he's furious it seemed completely beyond belief that the australian cricket team had been involved in cheating. after all, our cricketers are role models. thousands of protesters have taken to the streets of barcelona following the arrest of carles puigdemont. the former catalonian president was detained in germany on a european warrant. he is wanted in spain for sedition. three thousand extra midwives are to be trained over the next four years in the largest—ever increase of maternity staff in england.
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the plans will also see expectant mothers treated by the same midwives throughout their pregnancy. ina in a moment, fighting back against the robots, the click team meet the workers whose jobs are threatened by machines. main headlines: the crisis engulfing australian cricket gets worse, first the admission of ball tampering and now a crushing defeat. ferrari sebastian vettel wins the opening race of the formula i season, taking advantage of the safety car to get past lewis hamilton in melbourne. british number one johanna konta past lewis hamilton in melbourne. british number onejohanna konta has reached the fourth round at the
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miami open, with a big win over police of belgian. the australian prime minister says that he shocked and bitterly disappointed, the head of cricket australia has apologised for the ball tampering scandal that has marred the test with south africa, steve smith has been suspended for one match and find his entire match the after admitting conspiring with cameron bancroft to manipulate the ball. smith was booed on to the ground as he came in to bat. australia were 59—4. lost his wicket forjust
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seven as australia put in a really lacklustre showing, bowled out forjust 107, losing the match by a massive 322 runs. all the talk of course was about what one back page down under called smith's shame. australians that i had been speaking to and had contact with today are the stated, feeling utterly let down by the way that their team has behaved. they don't like cheats, their captain has come out to admit he has cheated. it is a really important thing now for cricket australia to rebuild trust. they will be a new captain, maybe some new players, but overall, cricket australia should look at the way their players and their team by the game of cricket. most people in the rest of the cricket world do not like it. i've no doubt in my mind that every past australian cricketer will be absolutely shattered with what we've found out this morning. eighth test match for cameron bancroft, cannot believe the leadership group has made
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a decision to do this, they have gone and got the young kid, weighing his eighth test match, to do that as a leader, you cannot ask somebody to do something you are not willing to do yourself, number one. it is premeditated cheating, blatant cheating, disgraceful, not accepted by anyone. very strong reaction to the scandal engulfing australian cricket, an issue that has gone to the very top of public life in australia, here is the reaction of their prime minister, malcolm turnbull. the reaction of their prime minister, malcolm turnbullm seemed completely beyond belief that the australian cricket team had been involved in cheating. after all, our cricketers, our role models. and cricketers, our role models. and cricket is synonymous with fair play. cricket is synonymous with fair play- -- cricket is synonymous with fair play. —— our cricketers are role models. how can our team be in gauge in cheating like this? —— how can
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oui’ in cheating like this? —— how can our team the engaged in cheating like this. the weather improved on the fourth day of the opening test between england and new zealand in auckland, after two virtually play free days, the hosts cemented their advantage, england captainjoe root went with the last ball of the day as his side were left trailing 237 runs in the second innings. voiceover: away from the headlines, the world of cricket keeps on turning, england fans may delight in australia's turmoil but their team has its own problems to fix. only 58 runs on the first innings board, this was a free hit for new zealand to build a lead. england made some breakthroughs, notably through stuart broad, finishing but his team got eight. this will be the sixth straight test where they could not manage 20, the man to profit on day four, henry nicholls, because of the rain, he had been at the crease since day i, the patient‘s route to a second test century.
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by the time and new zealand declared, he had moved to 145, and a lead is not far off 400, the kind of target to test the mental resolve of a batsman but for alastair cook, a sense of deja vu. gone at 6—1 for the second time this week. same result from the same bowler, the same long walk. through mark stoneman, england's openers found some kind of recovery, heaved his way past 50, with the very next ball, set up his dismissal. with him gone, every balljoe root faced became more important, he got to the last one of the day, but then edged it. the thinnest nick off the glove puts victory in breach of new zealand, and seven wickets on day 5 will compound england's problems. studio: in stark contrast, england's women flying, danielle wyatt hitting a brilliant 52 ball century as they beat india in the third t20 match of their series, reaching their target of 199 with eight balls to spare, topping the table with two wins from two after also beating australia.
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now, melbourne, the formula i season began with a blow for defending champion lewis hamilton, having taken a brilliant pole position, he ended up in second place after a spot of bad luck with the safety car allowed ferrari's sebastian vettel take the chequered flag. voiceover: for the fifth year in a row, lewis hamilton started from pole position in melbourne, but he has only won twice at albert park, that statistic looked set to improve, as the mercedes driver opened up a three—second lead over the two ferraris. early drama unfolding behind him, max verstappen with an uncharacteristic mistake. romain grosjean forced to retire, missing out on five finish. his misfortune had and inspected consequences, while the car of the frenchman was being removed, all the other drivers had to slow down,
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sebastian vettel seized the opportunity to stop for fresh tyres; his ferrari team returned him to the track ahead of lewis hamilton. why didn't you tell me that sebastian vettel was in the pits?! we thought we we re vettel was in the pits?! we thought we were safe, obviously, there is something wrong. 0vertaking was extremely difficult, sebastian vettel was able to claim a victory few expected. we will go back to the drawing board. they did a fantasticjob. we had great pace, i was able to apply some pressure at the end. the german won the opening race here last year but lewis hamilton still won the title. the briton will be hoping history repeats itself this season. studio: in tennis, women's no i johanna konta is through to the fourth round of the miami 0pen. she is the defending
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champion at this event and made relatively light work of belgium's elise mertens, taking the first set, the blue, and then it got even better in the second, 6—2, 6—1, the briton number one makes awaits the last 16, with venus williams a possible opponent. leicester tigers have boosted play—off hopes in rugby union's premiership with a narrow 16—15 victory over third placed wasps. very tense at welford road. sunday afternoons in leicester don't get much better than this, packed welford road, and a leicester tigers team making their latest push for the play—offs. the perfect start with an early try, the mood soon changed for the tigers, jonny may returning to the side, returning to the sidelines, alongside manu tuilagi, two influential players out early. wasps took full advantage of the yellow card, elliot daly scoring twice. they quickly turned the match around. could have been worse for leicester,
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fantastic try saving tackle, from mathew tait, wasps knew that they had let a chance go. could their opponents get back in, with the boot of george ford, they began to bridge the gap. a second try seemed out of reach. thankfully for tigers, penalties one, two more added, by ford, and the narrowest of wins, a perfect sunday. studio: the race for the women's super league title has been thrown open in football, leaders chelsea dropped points in a 2—2 draw against reading, taking the lead from the penalty spot at kings meadow, then doubling their lead after half—time from a well—placed finish from farrah williams. the blues reacted well, scoring first through joanna anderson, and equalised when fran kirby found herself one—on—one. manchester city only two points behind chelsea with a game in hand. clearly, the pressure showed after the game. heated clashes between the benches. elsewhere, birmingham city's
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resurging is continue, thrashing liveable for — zero, fourth win in five league games. also three games in the women's fa cup quarterfinals today, courtney sweetman kirk hat trick helping everton to a culpable 6—1 win away at durham, they will face arsenal in the semifinals after the 11! time winners beat charlton. —— comfortable. two goals from jane ross helped manchester city to come from behind to beat sunderland. there's no men's top—flight football, plenty of international action to look forward to. wales take on uruguay tomorrow in the final of the china cup, gareth bale says winning the tournament, his first trophy with wales, would rank alongside the three champions league titles he has won with real madrid. voiceover: there is no world cup for wales this summer, but they will have a chance of winning silverware tomorrow, and here, achieving that would be special, according to its star player. to win any trophy is always good, with your country, it is that bit more special. you want to make your whole country proud. gareth bale's hat—trick helped wales
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to a 6—0 victory over china, making him the top goal—scorer for his country. uruguay will be a tougher test, a goalless draw back in 1986 was their only other meeting. ryan giggs has been in charge for only one game on the international stage, his uruguay counterpart has been in charge for 12 years and has experience in the side as well, edinson cavani of psg will win his 100th cap. his partner in attack, luis suarez, former team—mate ofjoe allen at liverpool; allen says wales defence will have to be at their best. he scored some incredible goals for liverpool. moved on to barcelona. he has become so important in world football. we know defensively we will be asked questions. it may only be a friendly tournament but a win tomorrow would be a first
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competition for wales to win outright since the british home championships in 1937. good luck to wales. that is all from sportsday, we will be back with more throughout the evening, now, bbc news, it is time for the latest in tech, with click. not everyone is happy about the rise of the robots. this week, we will meet the people whose livelihoods are under threat. the robots, they go for ourjobs. and those who are doing something about it. including people who might have thought that their jobs were safe. and we start with those who deal with the biggest things on water. this is how stuff moves around the world.
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your car, your tv, your phone. they all arrive in a shipping container, one of millions each year stacked on gargantuan ships and sailed from where they are made to where they are sold. 0ffloading these containers at ports across the globe is a complicated task as they are lifted from the ships, moved to the land and then, when the right ride arrives, they are loaded onto lorries to be driven across the mainland. but at europe's busiest port, rotterdam, and its third busiest, hamburg, something new is happening. some of the cranes here don't have drivers.
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and some of the lorries don't have cabs. these are europe's first robotic ports. so what we've got here is a mixture of remote control and completely autonomous machinery and basically, there are no humans in that middle bit at all. there is a very strict rule here. human dock workers do their work outside the red line and inside, everything is completely autonomous. ports across the world perform this graceful ballet of stacking and unstacking, but at two terminals at rotterdam and this one at hamburg, it's a dance that humans aren't allowed take part in. so what happens is, there is a human controlling the crane that pulls the containers off the ship and then loads them onto the central platform and then the human—controlled crane goes and gets another container from the ship. another crane comes along and pulls
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the container from that platform and loads it onto these trucks. that crane is autonomous. and so are the lorries. while the world is still waiting for the mythical self—driving car, these trucks are already making their way around the ports transporting containers from crane to crane. buried in the tarmac are thousands of little tiny transponders bleeping away, broadcasting special id numbers. and that's how these trucks know where they are to within a few centimetres. and of course, that makes this a very simple environment to drive around, with a guide track taking them from a to b to c and no unpredictable human hazards. they don't even need sensors to see what's around. the only reason that they need humans in charge of the cranes on this side is because there
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are humans on the ship and so the law says you can't let computers swing containers around when there are humans. so if there weren't people on the ship, the computers could control this crane as well. it's the same story at the other side of the port. the only thing the autonomous cranes aren't allowed to do is lower the containers onto the lorries because there are human drivers nearby so that part is done by a human crane operator, but from an office nearby. i mean, it's all very impressive. it looks really cool, but there is a flipside to this which is every one of those trucks that's driving around ten years ago would have had a driver and now it doesn't. and there are no crane operators in the middle section either. so while we are looking at the future of work here,
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we really need to look about the future of the workforce as well. and the workforce at rotterdam has spoken. in 2016, 3,600 workers walked out to protest at increasing automation at the port. niek stam is the union official for ports. he says the dockers know they can't fight automation, but he does warn that as fewer and fewer human workers earn wages, there will be less money paid back to the state through income tax. so who is paying them at the end? if the robots take over ourjobs, who is then paying the tax? that's why i said it is time to discuss about robot tax. we still need roads, we still need trains, we still need schools and hospitals, so somebody has to pick up the bill. so if we can have an income, say, 20 hours working week, we also have a separate income from the social benefits, paid by robots. i mean, if they don't like human
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beings anymore, that's fine. then we start fishing. but we want also an income. as a result of the strike in 2016, the port authority agreed not to cut jobs, and because the economy is buoyant at the moment, so far these workers are doing the same work in other terminals


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