hello, this is breakfast with naga munchetty and charlie stayt. the government condemns the "appalling abuse of vulnerable people in haiti" and says the charity oxfam has serious questions to answer. the department for international development says it is reviewing its work with the organisation. the charity denies claims of a cover—up. good morning, it's saturday the 10th of february. also this morning: a government minister says two captured members of the british islamic state cell, nicknamed ‘the beatles‘ should be considered for trial at the hague. two tech giants go head—to—head. we'll find out what happened when uber took on google‘s self—drive company waymo in court. in sport, it's wipe—out for the brits on day one of the olympics. all three of the medal hopes in the snowboard slopestyle fail to make the final with billy morgan falling on his final run.
and where the athletes eat, sleep and train — we'll get a guided tour behind the scenes. and nick has the weather. good morning, it is the weekend so there is another weather system coming into the uk. rain at some stage for all of us. the chance of snow, especially later. and after being less cold today, tomorrow is much colder again. i have yourfull forecast coming up. good morning. first, our main story. the department for international development is reviewing its work with oxfam following claims the charity covered up the use of prostitutes by some of its staff. oxfam has insisted it publicised the action it took against the workers, some of whom were fired. however, the times is reporting several went on to work for other charities who were unaware of their past behaviour. jessica parker reports.
an advert to the charity giant oxfam, it got nearly £32 million from the uk department for international development in the last financial year. to be the sexual exploitation scandal, the government said last night: the allegations surround the behaviour of eight workers here in haiti following the devastating earthquake in 2010. the times newspaper investigation found inappropriate behaviour, including the use of prostitutes. the charity has denied a cover—up and says it publicly announced an enquiry into the claims in 2011. it said the behaviour of some of its staff had been totally unacceptable. but that allegations of under age girls may
have been involved were not proven. for staff members were dismissed and three were allowed to design as part of the internal investigation. but today, the times reports fresh claims that 0xfam failed to warn other aid agencies about the staff, allowing them to take otherjobs in the sector. do you actually know where these people are?” the sector. do you actually know where these people are? i would not know because i have been out of 0xfa m know because i have been out of 0xfam for five years, you would have to ask somebody else that. there is wide acknowledgement that hundreds of 0xfa m wide acknowledgement that hundreds of oxfam staff have done no wrong but the charity does now face serious questions about its past and what it means to its future. jessica parker, bbc news. the defence minister tobias ellwood has suggested two members of the so—called islamic state group who are from london should be tried at the international criminal court in the hague. the bbc understands that the two, who were part of a unit thought to have murdered 27 hostages, have been stripped of their british citizenship. 0ur political correspondent chris mason reports. this is tobias ellwood who was
called a hero after giving first aid to pc keith palmer, the policeman stabbed to death in the westminster tower attack last year. he also lost his brother in a terrorist attack in bali in 2002. now, mr elwood, a defence minister, has intervened over what will happen over these men, alexander katie and el shafee elsheikh. they were part of the gang suspected of murdering alan henning, the driver and aid worker from eccles, and david haines, a long—time aide worker from perth. in interviews with the times and the daily telegraph, tobias ellwood demands what he calls an agreed international process for captured fighters. guantanamo bay created a new combatant status that bypassed the geneva convention, used torture and failed to address a wider global jihadist insurgency that continues
today. he says. adding: last month, president trump said he was keeping guantanamo bay open. a decision is yet to be made about what will happen to these two men. chris mason, bbc news. south korea's president has held a historic meeting with the sister of north korea's leader, kim jong—un. the meeting is seen as a direct challenge to the trump administration, which had urged caution rather than engagement with the north. however, south korea is hoping to use the winter olympics to improve diplomatic relations. let's get more on this from our correspondent stephen mcdonnell, who's in pyeongchang. stephen, hello! interesting that this meeting took place, this
handshake, a significant? remarkable events we have seen here over the last two days in south korea, first handshake with south korea's leader in the stadium at the opening ceremony shaking hands with the sister of the north korean leader, that image is going viral around the world and will be one of the things we rememberfrom world and will be one of the things we remember from this winter 0lympics. but then today, this meeting, i mean, us vice president mike pence came here to the winter 0lympics essentially saying to the south do not pure engagement with the north and the government in the south he has that advice of its key ally in washington and today, the north korean leader, his sister, kim yojong, has, north korean leader, his sister, kim yo jong, has, along north korean leader, his sister, kim yojong, has, along with a high level group of figures from the north korean government, entered the blue house, met with the south korean president then had lunch, and
you would love to know what was said in the meeting, there is some speculation whether or not she may have been carrying a message from her brother and possibly even an invitation for him to, at some point, to north korea. as i say, historic event unfolding before us at the winter olympics and it is kind of a geopolitical shift is what you are seeing here, really. it isn't that the south is about to ditch the us as its key ally but certainly the government of moon jae—in has stood up to the trump administration and is taking a very different tack with north korea. administration and is taking a very different tack with north koream will be very interesting to see the next reactions to this meeting. stephen, thank you. we will of course have a look at events taking place as we speak in the winter 0lympics a little later on with mike in the sport. survivors of sexual abuse in the church of england are holding a protest this morning at a meeting of the general synod, as the church faces criticism over how it deals with complaints. it comes as fresh information has been passed to police in the case of a bishop accused 60 years after his death of sexual abuse.
here's our religion editor martin bashir. scholar, priest and champion of the oppressed, george pell served as bishop of chinjust oppressed, george pell served as bishop of chin just over 30 years until his death in 1958. but his reputation was tainted two years ago when it was revealed the church had paid this woman almost £17,000 following claims she had been abused by him. friends of george pell demanded to know how the church came to believe the complainant and an independent review led by the barrister lord carlisle described the church's processes as inadequate and too willing to believe the accuser. but while the church accepted the report's recommendations, the archbishop of canterburyjustin recommendations, the archbishop of canterbury justin welby said recommendations, the archbishop of canterburyjustin welby said the cloud was left over the reputation of bishop bell. his comments infuriated supporters of the bishop. during his speech at the church's
ruling senate yesterday, the archbishop made only the briefest of references to the issue of abuse. 0ur references to the issue of abuse. our approach to safeguarding these culture change. at church house later this morning a large gathering of survivors will confront members of survivors will confront members of general synod as they arrived for their final session. of general synod as they arrived for theirfinal session. the of general synod as they arrived for their final session. the latest figures show the church of england dealt with more than 3000 issues of safeguarding during 2016 with 18% involving clergy. martin bashir, bbc news. a second member of staff at the white house has resigned over allegations of domestic abuse. the former wife of speech writer, david sorensen, claimed he was violent and abusive during their marriage — something he denies. earlier, donald trump was criticised for publicly praising another aide, rob porter, who stepped down over accusations of abuse made by his two ex—wives. a convicted killer who drove his car over a woman as she tried to stop him stealing her handbag has gone on the run after he was freed from prison on licence.
mark woolley was jailed for life at the old bailey in 2001 for the murder of costume designer elizabeth sherlock and was released in november. scotland yard says he was last seen at a probation meeting in east london 10 days ago. gerry adams, one of the longest—serving party leaders in the world, will step down as president of sinn fein today. after more than 3a years in the post, he will be replaced by mary lou mcdonald at a specially convened party conference in dublin. 0ur ireland correspondent chris page reports. mary lou mcdonald is said to be the new leader of irish republicanism. her party is the second—biggest in northern ireland and third largest in the republic of ireland. sinn fein wants to be in government in stormont and dublin believes that will help towards the ultimate goal of irish unity. at the years, republicans tried to achieve that through bombs and bullets with sinn
fein being seen as the political wing of the ira. gerry adams always denied being in the paramilitary organisation but security sources believe he was a senior ira man. during more than three decades of sinn fein president, he led the republican movement away from violence and into the peace process. mary lou mcdonald is a very different background. she in an affluent suburb of dublin and has no direct experience of the northern ireland conflict were not particularly well known outside ireland, she has had a leading role in the irish parliament for several yea rs in the irish parliament for several years and has become known for robust performances. she was the only candidate to put her name forward to succeed gerry adams and has already indicated she will do things her way. i won't feel gerry's shoes. but the news is that i brought my own. she will be installed as leader as a crucial four at a special party conference
today but her first major challenge will be in belfast were talks to restore the devolved government are expected to reach a crunch point next week. chris page, bbc news. a house behind you? a bit of renovating this weekend will keep me busy. yes, it is the weekend. of course, that is wet weather and the forecast. today, most of us will see rain at some stage tomorrow. apply today but much colder tomorrow as well. the showers that come will will be increasingly of snow. some wintry weather around this weekend. let's ta ke wintry weather around this weekend. let's take a look at the big picture. the satellite image, this area of cloud here that has been sliding into the uk as we have been through the night, just some across east anglia. maybe some early sunshine. that is not going to last
too long. 0utbrea ks sunshine. that is not going to last too long. outbreaks of rain south—east. scotland will be brightening up this afternoon, northern ireland will turn dry. more heavy rain coming back. this is the picture at three o'clock this afternoon. the odd dot of white into northwest scotland. a lot of clear whether in scotland. a few brighter spells coming through. 0utbreaks whether in scotland. a few brighter spells coming through. outbreaks of rain, patchy in nature. that is the picture this afternoon at three o'clock. temperature—wise, a bit less cold than it has been today that temperatures struggling a little bit. up to 11 or 12 degrees. more six nations rugby action today. a cloudy and worked there for our matches. more rain to come this evening, if you are out and about. notice the white here. this is rain
turning to snow to relatively low levels. as the system begins to pull away. maybe gusts up to 60 miles an hour. less cold overnight. notice those temperatures holding up. parts of northern england, going into sunday morning. these blobs of white coming in on a north—westerly wind. these are snow showers around, maybe some hail as well. some sunny spells. temperatures will be lower. especially when the showers move through. some will be crossing further east as we go through the day. that sets the scene for a different day tomorrow because it will be much, much colder. the charts are some of these snow showers to get a light covering in
places. a little less cold to some of us today but wet weather right back to the bridge tomorrow. thank you very much. it's the blockbuster legal battle that's been engrossing silicon valley, but in a surprise move uber has settled its dispute with the self—driving car company waymo. the cab—hailing app was accused of stealing trade secrets about waymo's technology. uber denied the accusation, promising to fight it out in front of a jury in san francisco. however, all of a sudden — they struck a deal. 0ur north america technology reporter dave lee has been following each twist and turn. this case captivated silicon valley, mostly because of this man. morning, travis! uber‘s former chief executive travis kalanick is expected by many to be the very embodiment of silicon valley's bro culture, overconfidence and aggressive ambition. in court this week, he was accused of orchestrating a grand plan to steal self—driving technology from google and then put it into uber‘s own cars. mr kalanick believes the technology
is vital if uber is to survive. jurors heard how he had meetings with then—google employee anthony levandowski. it was alleged that mr lewandowski stole more than 111,000 alleged documents and then left google to set up his own company, then he sold it to uber. in a remarkable moment during the trial, the jury was shown this scene from the 1989 film wall street. the prosecution said travis kalanick acted like a real—life gordon gecko. the point is, ladies and gentlemen, that greed, for lack of a better word, is good. greed is right. but convincing jurors that mr kalanick is something of a slippery operator was not going to be enough to win the case. what the prosecution had to demonstrate was that uber was using the stolen technology, and that was proving much more difficult.
and so, the risk for google would have been that they were a bully and that they went after a competitor in order to suppress competition, rather than to vindicate their legitimate intellectual property rights. conversely the risk for uber, by continuing, would have been, well, what if we lose the whole thing? and so, this settlement is perhaps a good result for both sides. as part of the deal, uber agreed to give up 0.34% of its company, worth around $245 million. in a statement, mr kalanick insisted no trade secrets were ever used and he said had the trial played out, uber would have won. we will not get the chance to find out if he was right. now it's time for the film review with jane hill and mark kermode. hello and welcome to the week in tech.
hello and welcome to the film review on bbc news. to take us through this week's cinema releases is mark kermode. so mark, what do we have this week? we have black panther, which opens on tuesday. we have pad man, based on a true, inspiring story. black panther, why isn't it opening until tuesday? i presume it is because it will give it a long opening weekend. it has been eagerly awaited. at the beginning of the film, it is a technologically advanced society and they must keep their secrets away from the rest of the world in case it falls into the wrong hands.
that is the most generic stuff. there's much more interesting stuff in the film. its strengths are threefold. it looks great. the world of wakanda is superbly realised. photographed by rachel morrison. you really feel that you're in that world and it is well evoked. the second thing, it sounds great, everything from the sharp dialogue to the superb music keeps the action moving along. it really involves you in the characters. it is well played. it is a really good cast. but the most important thing is, you believe in the world of the film. you believe in the characters and you know and understand the characters' motivation.
i am not a huge comic book fan. the thing about this is, it works on its own terms as a stand—alone piece. there has been a lot written about the importance of this movie at this moment. but it will only work if the film itself works as a rip—roaring piece of entertainment, and it does. it is important, but i can look at that and say, as well documented on this programme, action films are so not my thing, but they are the thing of my other half. 0ur debate will be, is it two hours of my life i will never get back and she will say, no, we have to go and see it. you get the spectacle, all the stuff you want and it does look and sound wonderful. but you know the characters, you like them and understand them. this is a world where there are no gender imbalances you often get. men and women are on an equal playing field. when they have the big fight sequences, even i understood who everyone was,
who they were fighting, why they were fighting and what they were trying to do with their time. as a piece of drama, it is well laid out. i really enjoyed it. i might have a hope. i am normally nudging going, what? who is this person? why are they doing that? if i can understand it, anyone can understand it! you give me hope. pad man. sounds unusual? it is a man in india who invented a low—cost machine for making sanitary pads. he's credited with breaking the taboo around menstruation. the hears a newlywed young man who doesn't understand the story is of a newlywed young man who doesn't understand why his new bride spends five days every month out of the house. then he is appalled by the shame and silence in which the women around him suffer every month.
he designs a machine to make low—cost sanitary pads, which will not only protect the health of the women but provide employment. but he does so in a culture in which there is a lot of shame around this subject. the director of the film said he wanted to make the story as accessible as possible. he does, it has slapstick comedy, music sequences, laughs, romance and tension. it is a reallyjoyful and uplifting film. it is telling the story, which has its roots in a real—life story. it is a fictionalised version of a real—life story, but it does stick close to the truth. it is charmingly done and playing to the widest possible audience, and succeeding in taking that story and making it completely accessible, and it is charming and uplifting. another hit. fantastic, wonderful story. based on a true story, which is more than can be said for 50 shades freed. this is the final instalment.
it began as online twilight fan fiction. we do have twilight to thank for this. the story is, having tamed christian grey, anastasia must see if she can find independence and happiness within their marriage. here is a clip. you do want to have kids someday, right? someday, sure. you don't really sound sure. you know what i am sure about? that's great steak. christian... do you not want to have kids? of course. one day, just not now. i'm not ready to share you with anyone. he doesn't want children. i can tell her that now. there is a narrative arc...
it is easy to sneer at the fifty shades movies because they are not very good. the first one, they tried to do something interesting, but it was too restricted. they tried to change the script. the second one byjames foley stuck to the ear—scraping dialogue of the source. it is badly written, the actors are doing their best with pretty intolerable dialogue. james foley is directing on autopilot. he's an interesting director but ge has been given this as a safe pair of hands. it ends up looking like a promo simply for a glamorous lifestyle for fast cars and designer apartments. although there is some kinky fetishism, it is very peripheral. what the film is interested in, is look at that private jet. it is a film about possessions and about those kind of aspirations. in the end it ends up looking
like a commercial or pop promo. it makes you look back to the days of nine and a half weeks and think wow, what a ground—breaking, citizen kane—like movie that was. i don't know why people get angry because it is playing to a certain audience who are devoted to it. it will pack the audiences out on the first weekend. i am clearly not the target audience. as a cinemagoer, the first one was the only one that was vaguely interesting and the next two arejust dull. fantastically unremarkable. you can't criticise the cast. if anybody gave you that dialogue to read, laurence olivier would struggle to deliver some of those lines, which are on the level of, is everything all right? can i get you a latte? laughter.
i think i will sleep black panther. have you seen phantom thread again, the last time we met you had seen it four times. no, i have not seen it again. i lovejohnny greenwood's score. he's been oscar—nominated. people say they don't like the central character. you are not meant to like him, he is meant to be difficult. lesley manville steals the show. i think it is paul thomas anderson's best film since punch drunk love and they make a cracked romance double bill. i would watch phantom thread again but alongside punch drunk love. there is something about it. there was a debate whether the costumes he designs are deliberately not very good. everybody says he is a fabulous dress designer but the first thing he designs has somebody dressed up like the queen of hearts. but that is kind of the point, i like it.
it's certainly a talking point. the dvd, loving vincent. it reminds me of our conversation last week when i said can you watch blade runner on a dvd, it is the same about loving vincent. it is an extraordinary achievement in technical terms. and oil painted animated movie, as far as i know the world's first. the narrative is a bit flimsy, it is about going back to find out what happened in vincent van gogh‘s life. i have seen it on the big screen and the small screen and it has the same... it is hypnotising, like watching paintings you know moving around. slightly odd, but stunning.
if you have it on dvd, you can go back and watch it again and marvelling at the hours of work that must have gone into creating it. six years of painting to create the film. astonishing. thank you. an interesting week. a quick reminder, you can find all the film news and reviews across the bbc on the website. all our previous programmes are on the iplayer as well. that's it for this week, enjoy your cinemagoing. goodbye. good morning. here's a summary of today's main stories from bbc news. the government has condemned the "appalling abuse of vulnerable
people in haiti" and says 0xfam has serious questions to answer over claims the charity covered up the use of prostitutes by some of its staff. 0xfam insists it publicised the action it took against the aid workers involved, some of whom were fired. however, the times is reporting several went on to work for other charities, who were unaware of their past behaviour. tobias ellwood has suggested that two members of the so—called islamic state group from london should be tried at the international criminal court in the hague. the bbc understands that alexanda kotey and el shafee elsheikh whose unit is thought to have melted mervyn 30 hostages have been stripped of their british citizens. —— murdered more than. they are yet to receive a request from any country to hand them over. south korea's president has held a historic meeting with the sister of north korea's leader kim jong—un. the meeting is seen as a direct challenge to the trump
administration, which had urged caution rather than engagement with the north. however, south korea is hoping to use the winter olympics to improve diplomatic relations. a second member of staff at the white house has resigned over allegations of domestic abuse. the former wife of speech writer, david sorensen, claimed he was violent and abusive during their marriage — something he denies. earlier, donald trump was criticised for publicly praising another aide, rob porter, who stepped down over accusations of abuse made by his two ex—wives. a convicted killer who drove his car over a woman as she tried to stop him stealing her handbag has gone on the run after he was freed from prison on licence. mark woolley was jailed for life at the old bailey in 2001 for the murder of costume designer elizabeth sherlock and was released in november. scotland yard says he was last seen at a probation meeting in east london 10 days ago. gerry adams, one of the longest serving party leaders in the world, will step down as president of sinn fein today. after more than 3a years
in the post, he will be replaced by mary lou mcdonald at a specially convened party conference in dublin. her first major challenge will be in northern ireland, where talks to restore the devolved government are due to conclude next week. those of our main stories, it is 630 am, bikies here and we have a full day of olympic action. so much to come. the skier loni is coming up, combining two different types of cross—country skiing, the classic technique and freestyle. annika taylor represent us in that. a long way, imagine the pain. it has been under way, lots happening, way, imagine the pain. it has been underway, lots happening, not way, imagine the pain. it has been under way, lots happening, not such good news for the brits in slopestyle. billy morgan said that he felt headwind coming into one of his tricks he thought oh no. after that psychologically it is difficult to get back. this is the
snowboarding event with the amazing jumps? that is right. there is still big air and there are still chances for the brits to make amends. so on this first proper day, it wasn't to be for britain's billy morgan, jamie nicholls and rowan coultas, in the snowboarding slopestyle. in strong headwinds, they all failed to qualify for tomorrow's final. 0verall today could be the start of something special to team gb going for a record medal telly in these games. later this morning, we speak to —— skater elise christie goes for her medals. joe lynskey rounds up the action so far. 0n snow and ice british success stands out in the memory, it is really expected and it makes medals more special. but intel chain, team gb face more special. but intel chain, team gbfacea more special. but intel chain, team gb face a new kind of expectation, carrying the flag in south korea is lizzie arnold, laying the foundations. —— pyeongchang. the gold in sochi inspired the best metal talent since the 20s, they wa nt to metal talent since the 20s, they want to go further, five medals or
more would make it their best ever performance. a groundbreaking results have intensified the focus. today elise christie takes to the ice, she is a world champion now, more used to victory. our sport is supposed to be boring, you are not supposed to be boring, you are not supposed to be boring, you are not supposed to sit in seconds over me you know like i want to go out there and fight for that win. i might not do it right you know that is what i will be trying to do so sure. the first british interest came on the snowboard slopes, and replace the destruction, the team practice their trips on a giant airbag might hear there is no soft landing. jamie nicholls was on the edge of a qualifying place, hejust pushed nicholls was on the edge of a qualifying place, he just pushed too far. a surprise 60 in sochi but not in this event. that is how it goes sometimes in competition, just have obviously wasn't my day and right 110w obviously wasn't my day and right now it looks like i mightjust sat on the finals by one spot! right now! i would be gutted. this sport is about artistry in the air, computer game ambition. billy morgan's made his name with big tricks on you tube. he had to catch
the eye to make the final. commentator: no, billy! the disappointment tells! for him, or three and rowan coultas, the big air competition is a chance for redemption but from here the campaign turns to elise christie's campaign, she is the speed skater boeing the superstardom. plenty more to come, do not be disappointed by the early failure to qualify in the slopestyle. now back home, and a mouthwatering contest at twickenham where england take on wales. england, remember, are bidding to win the title three years in a row. they dominated against italy last week. but wales were mightily impressive too, in their win against scotland. it isa it is a big occasion for everyone involved but for us, it is the next game, the next game on ourjourney, the next game to develop and prove
and focus on performance and i tell you what, if we get our performance right, we will get a result. you are not playing a venue, give up playing an occasion, the game and the guys who are involved in the park and 80,000 fans will make the occasion but past results in the past performances will be a little. the first game of the day is in dublin, where ireland take on italy. the irish beat france last weekend thanks to a late drop kick, from jonny sexton, and skipper rory best, says the euphoria of that moment has boosted the team all week. just amazing how to kick a football and 82.5 minutes or whatever it was of rugby in the context metaphor can change the context of how you feel and the mood and what they say, getting back home in the 60s is a big thing for us. it's also round two of the women's six nations. england host wales at the twickenham stoop as they chase a second consecutive grand slam title.
and in the evening game, scotland will be looking for theirfirst win of the tournament against france at scotstoon. in domestic rugby, bath are up to third place in the premiership, thanks to a convincing win over northampton. ross batty with the last of three tries in the final minutes. 32—9 the score. and joy neville became the first woman to referee a pro14 match, taking charge of ulster against southern kings, and she saw ulster dominate the game, winning 59 points to 10, with craig gilroy scoring three of their nine tries. there was a thrilling finish to the super league match between wakefield and salford. after a last—minute try from salford, gareth 0'brien had to land this kick to earn his side a point but it drifted just wide, so wakefield won by 1a points to 12. there's no doubt about the big game of the day in the premier league — the north london derby at wembley, with tottenham and arsenal both chasing a top four finish and champions league football next season. for arsene wenger, there's more than local pride at stake
with his side four points behind spurs in the table. i know he has been watching his games over 20 years that the isis is an opportunity to come back on the table, but the champions league spot that he is the priority. last season, we were above them and, but it isn't to be focused on them but it isn't to be focused on them but i think the me, it is not going forward from me, both teams have the quality and the powerful and the quality and the powerful and the quality to win games. celtic‘s defence of the scottish cup continues today — they take on partick thistle in the fifth round. we told you that all three british competitors in the snowboard slopestyle had failed to make the final. we'll here's how it should be done. this is canada's max parrow, who qualified top of the 12 finalists. are you going to do it? in yes, me,
in the studio. big double cork 12—60. front side 10—80. triple cork 111—40. what do the numbers mean? no. you have me. is it a rotation or the number of...? if it is a triple cork, 14— 40, is it? the scale of difficulty may be? should we find out? big air is really parrow‘s speciality — he hasn't been beaten in that for a year and according to the commentators, his slopestyle has suffered as a result — no sign of that today. look at that. it is amazing. that is what we struggled with in a headwind, the final landing. absolutely flawless. lovely the way eve ryo ne absolutely flawless. lovely the way everyone watching when you are competing, they all really appreciated. it is a family, they all support each other and despite
the disappointment, they all support each other even in defeat. it's already being billed as the biggest winter olympic games yet — there are almost 3,000 athletes from 92 countries competing so where do you put them all up? we sent bbc sport's radzi chinyanganya to check out the facilities at the athletes‘ village in pyeongchang. each and every one of those flags represent the country competing here in the winter olympics and this is the olympic athletes village and we have come to take a look around. genuinely no idea what goes on here, all i know is it's as recreation area. 0k, all i know is it's as recreation area. ok, this is my kind of place, we have paul, table hockey, basically one conclusion— doesn't matter what country you come from, entertainment is a universal language. 0nce entertainment is a universal language. once you have to have your arm twisted to do things and i think the massage chair, you just have to
ta ke the massage chair, you just have to take one to the team. 0k. the massage chair, you just have to take one to the team. ok. i have never sat in one of these before and i could get used to this. it has started. it is good, it is pressing into my... 0! this is... let's never move from here! with the temperatures being officially baltic, repletion calories is inside here, the athlete dining hall. can't go in because i am not an athlete but it smells very good! we are in pa rt but it smells very good! we are in part of the gym which is the cardio focused area and this is where the athlete ultimately cannot really get much stronger off it they can certainly make sure they keep things ticking over, ready for the most important of their lives. when the gb athletes aren't competing or indeed training to compete, they are inside here, the team gb hq and we have been invited to go inside. it
is please do not disturb, that is for a good reason because the bobsled guys have had a nap, are inside there, i have been told it is messy, it is lived in and straightaway you have seen a man his boxes. gentleman. how are we doing? good to see you. how you feeling, your first winter olympics? anyone who is at their first, second, your first winter olympics? anyone who is at theirfirst, second, third 0lympics who is at theirfirst, second, third olympics is feeling incredible right 110w. olympics is feeling incredible right now. your second olympics and britain's the fastest man? that is nice, second 0lympics, it is exciting is the first, you want to get out there, it has been such a buildup. it is no question about the tea m buildup. it is no question about the team spirit in here, you obviously get on. great talks in his sleep so we get on in the day... can i see your helmet? this is the helmet you would be wearing when you are indeed... when you see me rocking to the block and sliding down, i will be wearing this bad way. you will be wearing the most performance top in
your life, what is going to a head? i feel good, your life, what is going to a head? ifeel good, happy, your life, what is going to a head? i feel good, happy, we your life, what is going to a head? ifeel good, happy, we compete against these guys year—round soap for us it is thought of that we want to win all year but this is the big one. well, that is what it is like behind the scenes. it is always nice to get a sneaky little book. and the athletes themselves, you always think it is very glamorous. you know? there is something basic about it. basic conditions. they other two works i suppose it keeps them focused. we can show you how pyeongchang looks at the moment, a lot has been said about how cold it is there and we have our correspondent stephen mcdonald there looking at the geopolitical backdrop happening at pyeongchang, we have had a significant meeting between the leader of south korea and the sister of the leader of north korea yesterday and also the game is getting under way and they will all be competing there. timeout is 643 a and b were watching breakfast. 0ur
main the government says it's reviewing its relationship with 0xfam, after claims the charity covered up a scandal involving its staff in haiti. the defence minister has suggested two british members of a so—called islamic state cell known as "the beatles" should be tried at the hague. also coming up in the programme. it's a scam that's tricked vulnerable and elderly people out of thousands of pounds — we'll hear how fraudsters are pretending to be the taxman. time to talk to nick and find out what is happening with the weather. some snow, some sleet, more cold weather, it's winter. forsome some snow, some sleet, more cold weather, it's winter. for some of us, a little cold. a weekend of changeable weather on the way. we will see some rain, most of us, at
some stage today. and then things are going to brighten up. tomorrow will be much colder compared to today. it will be colder winds by the time we get to tomorrow. this is is coming in. this area of cloud. parts of east anglia, south—east england starting the day. as we take outbreaks of rain south eastwards. for scotland and northern ireland, it will be drier for the time. if you're out and about this afternoon, this is the uk picture. a lot of clear whether in scotland. the sun is going to be shining. there is the next area of rain. a few brighter spells. some outbreaks of rain around. as for the temperatures
today, a cold start across the eastern side of the uk. temperature is slow to recover. another day of six nations rugby action. temperature is not as low as they have been. quite a blustery picture as well. north wales, gusts around 60 miles an hour. notjust across the hills. parts of scotland, northern ireland, wales, tonight, some snow and ice coming in to tomorrow morning. this is part two of the weekend. coming from the
north—westerly direction. it will be colder tomorrow in the blustery wind. that is snow. there will be some snow showers as well. colder tomorrow. thanks very much, we will see you soon. we look at whether —— now it's time for click. this week they're looking into whether there could be a bump this is how a self driving cars sees the world. lidar sensors feed the car
with a continuous 360 degree view of its surroundings, along with crucial depth information. it is the key technology for a successful autonomous drive. and this week in the us, a mighty court case has begun which may take this key away from uber, stalling its progress towards the self driving revolution. it all revolves around this man, antony lewandowski, who left google's autonomous spin—off waymo and joined uber a couple of years ago. but, undeterred, uber continues to look to the future
of transportation, which injust a few years might look very different to the way it looks now. even self driving cabs will get stuck in jams, so this is uber‘s vision. when you're tight for time, go by air. it's ambitious and so is the timescale. our goal is by 2020 to launch our first demonstrator flights in dallas and la to show that as a concept this can work and then work to scale by 2023 and 2025, so we're providing commercial flights to a lot of our riders, giving them a new way to travel. one of uber‘s partners, bell helicopters, has showed off its design for a four seater cabin, which could include a pilot. here's their 360 view, with the alternative setup, four seats, four passengers. the aircraft, like our cars, would navigate automatically. it's electric with a range of about 60 miles, they say.
we've seen other designs for air taxis of late, including this chinese firm ehang's 184, which recently shuttled actual people in this autopiloted drone. and this air cab by german firm volocopter, which uses 18 rotors and nine separate battery packs, just in case. while nasa and the faa are working on new traffic control systems for these types of craft in the us, it's the faa that will have to be convinced self piloting electric air cabs are safe. we will ask the applicants to come forward with their engineering proposals of what tests will they propose to do so that we can ensure that if there's a fire or a short or if something goes wrong during a flight that they can safely land and get away from that aircraft before it does damage to the people onboard, or on the ground,
for that matter. so will it work? here is uber‘s case study. we've landed in la, traffic is a nightmare and a taxi would take us 80 minutes, whereas the air trip to the sky port, plus a small transfer, is less than half an hour and uber said it could end up costing about the same amount. 0k, there are many reasons why self—flying electric taxis sound like a good idea, but when you're saving less than one hour, uber‘s dream will need to run smoothly to deliver. apologies, mr simmons, very busy airspace right now. it's blade to blade up there! unfortunately the weather's closing in, mr simmons. i'm not quite sure we're
going to get you in tonight. really sorry. we're just cleaning out the cabin. you're two kilos over, i'm afraid. lose the penguin? ah, we're just recharging your taxi at the moment, mr simmons. it will be a while. at least that last one shouldn't be too much of a problem. uber have teamed up with ev specialists charge point and are predicting a four—minute juice up time. that would be special!
sorry, you're running 17.5 seconds late and the pilots had to cancel. please do book again via the app. but perhaps the most challenging part of this project is to get us, the public, comfortable with the idea of taking an airtaxi. when we think about consumer option of new technologies, this is not a problem that is novel or unique to travel. we saw this with elevators when they first came out and actually in order to get consumers comfortable with it an elevator operator would remain in the elevator, even when it was made electronic, just to give consumers confidence. we are going to be doing the same with autonomous vehicles now, as we have safety drivers staying in the car, explaining the technology to riders, and the same will be true with our pilots. we will be launching pilots who will serve not only as the operators of the flight but as an ambassador to get riders comfortable with this new mode of transport,
so soon enough they'll forget about its novelty and be back to texting and making other use of their time while in transit. just like the uber—waymo court case over who owns the specialist tech that makes self—driving cars work, the creation of the flying cab will no doubt have its own dogfight in court. perhaps that's another reason why uber‘s keen to get in early. flying high isn't fun for everyone, though. acrophobia, or fear of heights, is one of the most common phobias, but this virtual reality therapy hopes to help. sweating again. chan here can confidently fly a plane, but when it comes to heights in general it's a different story. oh, no... oh, no, i've got to move! come back, come back. no, i can't do it. come back. i can't move while i'm out there. i couldn't go up a ladder.
just couldn't go up a ladder. i couldn't go over high bridges. if i drove to wales i would go the long way, instead of going over the bridge. ijust don't like open heights. but i canjump on an aeroplane and fly and aeroplane. that's a completely different environment, in my head oh, god! so, how are you feeling? um. . .anxious, sweaty. nervous. even though you've been through the process of doing this before? yeah. you still feel the same level of anxiety, or is it dramatically reduced ? i'm way more confident. i've got much more confidence than when i did it the first time.
i was on holiday with some friends. they were going on the rollercoasters and i talked about this vr thing we were doing and they said i should be able to go on the ride. so i watched my family and friends go round a couple more times and then thought, well, i can do this. if you look to your left, you'll see a basket of light balls. what i need you to do is throw the light balls down into the atrium. i think vr can treat pretty much any type of fear or phobia. it might be a fear of a cat or spiders or dogs. what vr can enable you to do is relearn that actually you are safe in those situations you fear. the beauty of vr is in fact that disconnect. when you're there, you know you're not really in that environment and that enables you to do things you wouldn't normally do in the real world. but all the scientific data shows that learning you make in vr does transfer into the real world. in this programme you are going to try a series of tasks. earlier this month it was announced the uk's national health service has invested this idea of using virtual
reality therapy to battle severe mental health issues are by putting sufferers in a virtual environment they would struggle within the real world. this immersive approach, plus the availability of virtual therapists, could more readily provide more therapy to more people it was certainly an immersive experience. we get how this could work and take you to a certain level. in this programme, you are going to try a series of tasks. earlier this month it was announced the uk's national health service has invested this idea of using virtual reality therapy to battle severe mental health issues are by putting sufferers in a virtual environment they would struggle within the real world. this immersive approach, plus the availability of virtual therapists, could more readily
provide more therapy to more people at a lower cost. at the heart of a lot of health problems are difficulties with interacting with the world and with vr we can put people back in the situations that trouble them and coach them in the best ways to think, feel and behave in those situations. we've got to test it and trial it and make sure things work, but the potential is enormous. that was lara looking at how doctors may use virtual reality. the full—length version is waiting for you. thank you to watching and we will see you soon. hello. this is breakfast, with naga munchetty and charlie stayt. the government condemns the "appalling abuse of vulnerable people in haiti" and says the charity 0xfam has serious questions to answer. the department for international development says it is reviewing its work