tv The Briefing BBC News August 10, 2018 5:45am-6:01am BST
but should we be taking it with a pinch of salt? researchers say we can actually have more of the seasoning than we'd thought. so let's begin and back with me is lawrence gosling, editor—in—chief of what investment. we spoke about ryanair a little earlier in the programme but the guardian is talking about how the whole model of low—cost airlines are based around how they work in terms of how workers are treated, where they are based, how pilots are based in various areas and move around freely. this is a jeopardy, isn't it? the guardian is saying that ryanair may face specific legal challenges to do with discrimination off the back of this ongoing industrial problem. they have a 2k hour strike today affecting pilots in the netherlands, germany and a few other european countries. in the
past, ryanair few other european countries. in the past, rya nair has few other european countries. in the past, ryanair has sent legal notices to employees saying they will be made redundant, poland receiving theirjobs in made redundant, poland receiving their jobs in many made redundant, poland receiving theirjobs in many cases. there is also a suggestion that ryanair refutes is that it is about discrimination of individual workers because it is is within the law vert if someone strikes they do not need to be paid for that day. but the guardian also suggest that productivity bonuses that people may achieve may be affected as part of the industrial action. cabin crew and pilots have similar demands, better pay conditions, overhauling of their employment —— unconventional employment practices. for example, continental staff are employed under irish law. that does make it difficult when you are operating a european wide airline. and michael o'leary, the boss whose
name is graffitied on this wall in the picture, he previously said he would not recognise unions. he had given in and it is interesting to note is that easyjet, is performing, astra as the stock market is concerned, is performing much better than rya nair. concerned, is performing much better than ryanair. notes talk about space force did it sounds like a hollywood movie where we fight aliens from outer space. a great script. the sort of film that i loved that this is not what it is about. there is a serious overtone to this which is that because it is the way president trump presents this, it turns into a slightly trivialised idea that the point is that china and russia in particular seem to be further advanced than the us is in terms of space and there is a genuine threat that the next wave of war could be
knocking out each other‘s satellites. it is about satellites, not about aliens. it is about satellites and protecting them in space. isn't that the job of nasa? nasa would argue it is but given there is a huge military used to a lot of the satellites, for example gps used by soldiers on the ground, they have different satellites from they have different satellites from the ones that perhaps we used to watch television. this is still not had approvalfrom watch television. this is still not had approval from congress, watch television. this is still not had approvalfrom congress, nearly $8 billion, but they do have a logo. always good to have a logo. they are on the screen. i like the one with the shuttle. the second from the left. how about you? i like the blue one because my eyesight is not as good as your. it stands out. you will clearly not be a space force pilots are. the serious questions
really are about how much money you can throw at these things. $8 billion is not a lot because that will be spread... it is at $1 billion a yearfor will be spread... it is at $1 billion a year for development. a small amount of money. but for the time —— at a time when the administration is cutting money in other areas it may be unpalatable. let's talk about this video game, this dementia research. let me explain to viewers at home. this is a story about a video game that was pa rt a story about a video game that was part of a study at the university couegein part of a study at the university college in london and they made men and women around the world to play this game to work out the difference between how well men and women navigate. they generally found that men navigate better than women but thatis men navigate better than women but that is in country where men and women are more a neat all in society. in societies where there is more equality between men and women, women can navigate almost as well as men. the other part of the research which is vaguely depressing for all
adults is that your sense of space and direction begins to reduce once you leave your teenage years. and direction begins to reduce once you leave your teenage yearsli thought when he stopped growing you start dying, right? i know that sounds trite... exactly. and in terms of our mental capabilities, they begin to disappear. more of us will get lost. your eyesight, my navigation... the other interesting thing that they do not have any great logic gone is that people in nordic countries seem to be better at navigating. so they have the best navigation skills, possibly down to viking blood? navigation skills, possibly down to viking blood ? really? !. navigation skills, possibly down to viking blood? really? ! ii navigation skills, possibly down to viking blood? really?!. ithink it is hard to consider that credible in a scientific way. however, basically it is all about inequality between men and women and how it affects your intelligence. using data from the world economic forum that shows is the gender pay gap or health
issues then navigational skills are much more equal when those things are close. that is logical. let's talk about this story from apple insider. iphones or smartphones as passports. something of the future. how will this work? apple, literally post thousands of new patents every week and most of them never come to fruition. bought one that is talking about here is essentially a piece of encrypted data that allows... if you go to an airport and go through immigration, immediately connects with the situation —— system in that airport allowing you to pick up your phone and show that rather than carrying around your passport. the one thing i have on me all the time, 24/7, one thing i have on me all the time, 21w, even in the toilet, is my phone. is at a terrible admission?” don't think you are about alone. but
it seems like a natural extension.” asked viewers this question. i don't know if you think it is a good idea but so many viewers have tweeted that it but so many viewers have tweeted thatitis but so many viewers have tweeted that it is a terrible idea. one in particular says that i would do it that my identity needs to be well secured. data is always a risk these days and so was the possibility of compromise. so that is the fear, that hackers could get into the system. even with fingerprint or written up identification there is a lwa ys written up identification there is always a fear of what happened —— and, what happens if your phone runs out off battery? yes! i did not think about that. my phone can lose two hours of battery life within two hours of waking up. we are quite a way away from this and you also need to countries that have the same piece of kit to identify people from a phone. so it is a nice idea but i
don't think it is coming any time soon. important to note that it is just a page and application, it is not anything serious. moving on now to the mirror. this is a story about salt. we have been told, i have been told, everyone has been told that salt is not good for you and it is terrible, linked to heart disease and stroke. the latest research and is controversial study suggested that up to 2.5 teaspoons a day is no danger. that is an awful lot of salt, isn't it? it feels like an awful lot but it is important to say that the studies you can have that high level of salt if you also counterbalance that with a high level of potassium soap, fruit and vegetable. this is an observational study, there is no direct cause but it would make sense. five a day of fruit and veg are very healthy is it maybe that does counterbalance what he suggests is an increase in seoul.
again, there are certain groups of people for whom to .5 teaspoons of salt would be too much. the thing with assault but i find is that it is not just with assault but i find is that it is notjust salt on your chips, they're resold with anything. —— there is salt with everything. they're resold with anything. —— there is salt with everythingm they're resold with anything. —— there is salt with everything. is a massive preservative and we often do not know how much salt we are consuming. it is not as simple as pouring it on to a teaspoon, if only it were that simple. so good to talk to you. thank you very much indeed. state with us here on bbc news because there is so much more to come. from me and the team, could buy. —— goodbye. good morning. yesterday brought a change across the country and we had
some welcome rain but nowhere near enough but nonetheless gardeners would be very happy. in fact there was over one inch of rain in suffolk through the date and thundery downpours as well towards the end of the afternoon and into the evening that area of low pressure that was responsible is drifting off into scandinavia but something also interesting is that behind the frontal system, introducing slightly fresher air in comparison to lay. that allows for much more co mforta ble that allows for much more comfortable start to the day. chilly in some places with low single figures. a bit of a change to this story. we have not completely lost some. some warmth is set to return. today, however, it is a straightforward day of sunny spells and scattered showers. some have gotten together and become longer showers of rain, particularly in the south—east. if we look at the afternoon or the more detail, in the far north of scotland the show should be scattered and a fresh fuel to the afternoon with temperatures
around 15, i7 to the afternoon with temperatures around 15, 17 degrees. a scattering of showers and northern ireland and northern england. some will become frequent to the east of the pennines into the afternoon and then there are showers and spells of rain in the south—east. by the end of friday, most of those will have cleared away and then the temperature is set to dip again potentially into low single figures to start our weekend. we will start the weekend on a positive note was a great deal of dry riser in the story and a little more clouds starting to gather into the far south—west. you can see the first signs of the frontal system that will bring rain as we go into the weekend. really, that rain pushes into cornwall and eventually moves into the dorset coast as we go through the afternoon but most of us it will be a triad story. perhaps clouding over into the afternoon and temperatures up to around 16, 20 two degrees. sunshine in the south—east will be pleasant. on sunday it looks as though we will see wet weather, particularly across
western areas. of anywhere is likely to stay dry, per head the east of scotla nd to stay dry, per head the east of scotland and the far eastern corner through the date it here it is humid with highs around 2a, 20 five degrees. that is the mid— 70s fahrenheit. in the early part of next week, the northern half of the country continues with the fresher feel that something brighter from country continues with the fresher feel that something brighterfrom it on tuesday and onwards. further south, a little warmer i suspect that it looks as though that is where we are likely see more in the way of sunshine with highs of 25 degrees. good morning. welcome to breakfast, with charlie stayt and naga munchetty. our headlines today: flights cancelled for more than 50,000 people across europe.
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