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i think. flying high for twenty years the international space station celebrates two decades of pioneering research we go behind the scenes on the learn its achievements both in orbits the earth. helps shock british university tells lecturers to avoid writing fully capitalized words in case it
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makes students. also coming up on the program fired rehired the manager of a major u.s. restaurant chains out the center of a viral video store for refusing to serve a group of black men unless they paid upfront for their food. live from our international news center here in the russian capital this is r t a warm welcome to the program i mean in the middle of. this day twenty years ago russia launched the first module of the international space station into orbit the isis is the third brightest object in the night sky the largest in space here's the message from the crew on board right.
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we are proud to serve in such a ship. the international space station is a unique scientific platform. heathenish of course because of the look silly as the media of course most it. is you would over a smidgen of a. stunt see. it's both a green hosts and an aquarium and witnesses more than a dozen sunsets every day the international space station is one of mankind's greatest achievements in our modern world but how much do we really know about it
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let's take a closer look in three day the station is the fight it into two major parts one is effectively russian the other american wherever there's also japanese and european scientific modules you can see details here let's move to the russian segment which currently has four docking ports marked in red that's twice as many as the americans each segment consists of several smaller modules which is how the whole station was initially put together a lot like building a giant lego model the russian segment for example has five of them however only four modules can host the cargo space ships coming on board the i assess efficiently allowing them to dock at any available port at any time currently three of those four docking ports are occupied one by the soyuz m.s.o. night which recently docked at the module the ship experienced an early which.
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luckily it was fixed by the crew another docking port is occupied by the cargo ship progress only nine which is stationed at the piers module and on sunday another ship the progress m.-s. ten docked in the heart of the russian segment the module carrying two and a half tons of cargo ranging from science equipment to air and fuel will this area is probably the most important for those on board it contains the life support on flight control systems also we can find the living quarters for three crewmembers a conditioner to maintain the correct two minutes even a kitchen table in short it's the russians living room. other modules of course are equally important but. most of them serve as storage rooms and also a life for space walks docking and there it is a short glimpse into the russian segment however the this isn't really about the
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russian or american sectors or even the space station itself the name of the game is global cooperation platform for countries to night as one which so far hasn't been possible to do back here on earth in space we are all allies. with more than two hundred people from eighteen countries have visited the space station over the years it's speak come an example of close international cooperation not least the beacon of warming relations between two bitter cold war rivals yourself look russia u.s. friendship developed to the moon and back.
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so that ski american ski cost enough to get there would. you let it be to. your group will. you move got a promotion to. the mission or do you need a roof supported think of i think population rather better or for your real. difference if this was to birdsville all the three of us so there are lots of iraq we are all for the product of what. they were cutting new ground means that well gosh let's see if we can build
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a bigger space station and what can we do what are the problems that might come up and what you learn. some of them i'm interested in and doesn't just give you more in them some listeners for falsely media and if she were me i'd. choose the media elite team unity festival to be political seems the only real easter theme in similar. this may not always be from.
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the other your act. together. for the future together. and some work those get done as well i promise well living in close quarters in zero gravity means some pretty clever designs for the modules that make up the eye assess igor should the offspring given unique access to the simulators where future astronauts get to grips with their own in space.
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for two decades the international space station has been the most visible physical testament to man's dream of space exploration and like all things space it began as a smooth step which eventually turned to become a giant leap. in a way the international space station is the largest lego puzzle in the world because see it wasn't moved into orbit in one piece at first it was just one cargo module this is the exact replica of all that it's name in russian means sunrise and indeed it did become the dawn of the i assess as we know it's. this small jewel of a star is more of a living space there's a cubicle here a dining space also there's a docking simulation area as well where cosmonauts practice there so use talking skills but some things i didn't plain sight because this is an actual space
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exercise bike the first person to enter the yaya says is part of expedition one was this man sergei krikalev to me push me and you got the moment when we talked the first few modules was one of the most memorable in my career started which is floating around in space while we had the u.s.p.o. unity attached to our shuttle and a picture of the two modules together became a symbol of a new era as nobody could tell where it would lead. during that flight the crew watched on from orbit our earth and to the next millennium since then the ice. this is grown into a sixteen more jewel station roughly the size of a football pitch imagine old trafford circling. but first both russia and the united states sent crews into orbit but since the demise of the shuttle program culminating in its and in two thousand and eleven it's just be in russia.
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we got as close as we could to russia's workhorse rocket this saw use during their journey to and from the international space station this is the module where crews spend hours of their time and i mean it's not very spacious it's actually looks small even for one person while it is designed to fit three inside it's a real work station there are no random things here to mourn it is just to showcase all sorts of technical information about how the rocket is doing indicators buttons but the most crucial the but is that a tether to most crucial commands they actually hidden behind small covers like this so they have to be lifted so that they are not touched or pressed by accident or in the. midst of among these problems there's one that might seem strange commands depressurize the cabin to let all of the air out even while the ships into
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orbit with it so that the crew can put out a fire because this button is extremely important it has additional protection this small screw when the rocket detects a malfunction or meshes lies on this board and among them this one particular ball which we pretend to ignore it says rocket failure is this top left one it turns red and they along goes off for twenty years this station has been home away from home for adventurous visionaries overachievers risk takers people of action it's instilled a passion for discovering the are known in our generation so that when its life cycle ends mankind's business is way beyond that first step into earth's orbit niggers done of artsy. well the speeds up there are quite incredible the space station orbits the earth once every ninety minutes or so with the crew seeing sixteen sunrises and sunsets the director general of the european space agency
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explain to us why it's important space exploration isn't done by political party or . space has a big advantage compared to other activities because it's a buff national borders mean this is possible as i assess i always said let's open the hatches of the i s s or to other states world right but still the hits just are not open for each and every country and therefore some countries especially china is now developing their own space station which i think is not the best solution i still would like to see them working together but maybe in the post. we will reach that goal. we have in our convention that we are doing space for exclusively peaceful purposes and my wish is of course that we are not moving into any type of star wars or having military
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actions in space that's not necessary base would be for me all this stuff these sleep problems in there for i hope that we will really together work for a peaceful use of space we should not move the war into the orbit. cooperation in space even during times of crisis is for me i'm asked the question is very important to bridge the crisis this is important because we have only this tiny various which is very fragile and we should better secure this tiny therefore i'm very happy that even at these times we can launch european astronauts american astronauts japanese astronauts canadian astronauts and of course also russian cosmonauts together to the international space station and they are working together in the station and when they move from the russian to the american part of the station they don't have to have
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a visa with them. coming right back down to earth not studying at college can be a taxing time but one british university thing said knows what's really stressing out students lecture is writing to them in capital letters as honest to see a churkin explains. journalism department at a university in leeds has been considering avoiding using capital letters when giving assignments to students the reason it might make the students a bit too frightened or upset the memo says is any lack of clarity can generate anxiety and even discourage students from attempting the assessment or to generally avoid using capital letters for emphasis and the over use of do and especially don't they also reportedly suggested warm unhelpful tone and avoiding negative instructions the university told us it was guidance from a course leader to academic staff and said it was proud of the personal and inclusive experience it offers on campus however some staff members have dubbed
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this nonsense saying students are being treated like kids so let's find out what students think about all this do capital letters make you anxious. i think i'd feel a bit tight. here do capital letters make you anxious. having a letter as you know. i am a student and cups of letters don't make me anxious but i got an email the other day that didn't have any caps or lessons in it at all at all did that make you anxious it made me feel like the person who wrote it didn't really put the effort into writing it like it doesn't take much effort to push if to the beginning of the sentence is fine balance when there are none you're also kind of what we've seen cases to avoid offending students before most recently in manchester student union voted to replace clopping with what's known as jazz hands in order to not disturb students with anxiety or sensory issues yes. and at the university of kent
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a student union issued guidelines against outfits that threaten others rights to a safe space that included dressing up as a mexican a priest and native american a cowboy and even a tory students need to be. resilient they need to be treated like adults when they're over the age of eighteen they should be able to deal with small letters capital letters instructions and anything that comes out them if they can't deal with something like this then they're really not going to be prepared for normal life and we've seen this on many other occasions we've had students that you know university of manchester being told that they shouldn't clap because that might make them anxious when i was a teacher there was a couple of years where i was told we shouldn't use red pen because red pen is an angry color and it might make students feel frightened and this was completely ridiculous it's really taking things to an extreme and it's really undermining just
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the normal everyday interactions that people have and that's a very very bad thing. an american restaurant chain has found itself being grabbed through a viral video mill stream after a monitor refused to serve a group of black men leslie prepaid for their food bosses at the chipotle a mexican grill swooped in disciplinary action until new information emerged in explains outrage filled social media after the manager of the trip publicly was caught on video refusing to serve a group of black customers unless they could prove they had money to pay. you never you. know knowing how to do it is making great a good reason lawsuit one of the customers said it was all racist he said he's asking me for proof of income as if i'm getting
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a loan he apparently racist manager was fired this is to pull a statement regarding what happened to the simple restaurant the manager for these gentlemen with the same customers from tuesday night who weren't able to pay for their meal regardless this is not how we treat our customers and as a result the manager has been terminated and the restaurant been retrained to ensure that something like this doesn't happen. again but it turned out that the manager was not being racist lawsuit dolly indeed had a history of ordering food that he could not pay for in fact even bragged on social media about dining and dashing social media users were up in arms the manager apparently did nothing wrong now chipotle a seems to be hiring her back but the outrage did not as many see this as an example of how corporations are so afraid of bad publicity they don't seem to care about the truth she's not sleeping i i emailed you media relations department and she claims you were aware of the tweets at the time of the firing they need to probe data more information more facts
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before the axelrod i wouldn't go back to work for the plot that she thought that we go back somewhere else that's crazy it doesn't mean honestly i don't have much of a come because it's kind of like everything else that's going on people are just assuming based on how you look and not really taking the time to ask a question now with all the twists and turns in this story we actually reached out to chipotle a for a final statement here's what they got back to us with firing back and apologies included with spend the last few days reviewing the evidence available to us regarding the incident based on our review we have of fatah manage a job back while our normal protocol was not followed serving these customers were publicly apologize still manages to being put in this position well it turns out that shockingly a short video clip isn't always enough information to know what's actually going on however there are lots of americans who want to scream racist instead of getting the whole story kaleb up and r.t. new york. all political and social commentator brian logan is of the view that
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cases like these only diminish real fights against racism. it was like this story of the little boy who cried wolf you know you always cry wolf and do never be a wolf in in the one time we do cry wolf and the wolf was dare nobody came in the new guy you know the same thing is going on here people love allegations of racism out there oughta time and that a certain point it becomes not effective people say oh ok another episode of racism so where i don't care but when you keep having episodes like this to come up people don't really know if it's a real case of racism an allegation an overreaction nobody really knows so racism is so becomes less important therefore things can just happen and nobody really cares and i hope this way should happen as your post lay will be a lesson to people that want to engage induced through allegations out there there is no always shrew and sometimes you should just think for a moment before you say something about it so when they may or may not be true
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guess methodist first. protests have broken out across the netherlands over a controversial traditional christmas character called black peat celebrations featuring the character have come in for increasing criticism in recent years with ickes ations that it encourages racial stereotypes. was. black peter was being a part of dutch christmas festivities since they made nineteenth century when he first appeared in a children's book he said to be the trusted helper a father christmas climbing down chimneys to deliver presents on sweets to children in parades and other appearances black is played by an adult wearing black make up a curly wig and colorful clothes. well this year's protests follow years of
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complaints on censorship both black paper both in the netherlands and abroad in twenty eleven a dutch christmas celebration was counselled in a small canadian town after complaints of racism in twenty fifteen several dutch cities altered black petes image slightly for parades putting suits on his cheeks rather than fold black face and then the school in the canadian capital decided to remove black petes altogether to of respect for the diversity of its students a month ago broadcaster n.t.r. ditched the blackface version of the character instead opting for suit marks but opinions are mixed in the netherlands. we stand here to protest because we find they could be three suits who want this to change so the fifty eight is at pleasant for everyone i think it's the big fish it's. because they don't see if. you eat these black or white or towing so i think it's. it's
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a numbers question for me and i think that we should keep the festivities as they are and keep black pete i see no point in having a white pete after all this is for children. of journalist reveal it's hard for people to change long held traditions but people need to move at the time . go so far it's it would be it will be very difficult to defend this tradition but i remember vividly the first day of my primary school you know being scared of this guy who had his surprising eyes coming to us it was a white man in a black face but he was the interesting character notes and nicholas you know the same book a it was a nice old man but we were more interested by this person with the big crawling eyes so it's impossible i think to continue as he is but all originally it is not racism a troll and we live in
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a funny world where the political correctness is becoming credible things evolve and obviously with the outcry in the netherlands you cannot keep a swat to pete pete that's it's unfortunate for those who love traditions but so it is. there is much needed rain on the way to california which is suffering its longest wildfire season in fifteen years it's also the deadliest the u.s. states ever suffered as more than six hundred forty thousand hectares of land. the schools control the sea with several of his statements on the wildfires and visited the town of paradise california calling up pleasure a couple of times each thing
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that comes out of his mouth he is easily the most flammable president us it should have been or wait what about the argument you wouldn't have the fire was breaking the waves i think i saw this in the south park episode again would like him to stop with this raking stop. the climate change climate change in climate change climate change and the changing climate will force in every weekend there's no clue to change those who deny that are definitely contributing to the tragedies there were no witnessing and move continue to witness. directed there you weapons. only governments have them and this is in fire sent to the point our government has turned against its people isn t. for the setting the california wildfires.
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facebook has found itself embroiled in more controversy this time human rights activists have revealed how a teenage bride was auctions on this social network and leave a trickle looks out the platforms ethical hits and misses. it's twenty eight seeing we're well into the twenty first century but in south sudan you can still buy a teenage bride for a few hundred cows three jeeps and ten thousand bucks this isn't from a fresh ad on a billboard somewhere in the sudanese savannah the auction and wedding are done and over with and guess where the bidding happened on facebook any form of human trafficking whether posts pages or groups that coordinate this activity are not allowed on facebook and so they took the auction posts down good job facebook
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just one problem like i said the wedding dress had been worn and it took days and days for the tech giant to act now this is how the family tried to impress the bidders by pitching the girls height the kids of the winner are guaranteed for n.b.a. slots and among the competing want to be husbands are said to have been local government officials they need to be suspended from their office and have reason full of it in this ng all salita needs to be held accountable that a girl could be sold for marriage on the world's biggest social networking sites is beyond belief. yes most of the activists fury was about how an entire online auction campaign could happen all facebook's radar so let me give you a quick reminder of some of the do's and don'ts on the network facebook is off limits to you got it fake news and it's up to some mysterious fact checkers
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employed by the tech giant in america to decide what's good for you to read and what's not also among the stuff that's been banned by zox people are posts featuring the paintings of peter paul rubens because of nudes in them even though he's one of the most three now the artists of the seventeenth century or this story on the starving children in yemen by the new york times for the same reason and that case concerns over facebook's image posting policies at least for some while outweighed concerns over a disastrous famine in a war torn country well we'll see if they're as alert next time someone tries to sell a teenage bride for cattle the response from facebook is oh we took it down as soon as we found out but clearly the implication there is that they still despite you know so many similar stories of things that shouldn't be on facebook being on
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facebook for too long as far as i can see so far there's been no concrete answer from facebook as to how they're going to show that this doesn't happen again and for it to have been out there for days while this whole gruesome process was completed. seems you know it's a mystery something that should take much more responsibility for and spend more of the profits are not actually making sure the platform is safe and is no abuse to the sake of human trafficking. how guilty are they guilty in the u.s. almost three in ten of those exonerated by d.n.a. tests previously confessed but why the interrogation deals. issue and it's next.

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