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this is bbc news. the headlines at 5: five people die, hundreds of buildings are destroyed and tens of thousands flee their homes as wildfires rage across northern california. seven or so majorfires are now burning here in california, and some 90 that are burning across the western united states and in fact as far across as colorado and new mexico. people who abuse others online and who try to intimidate election candidates and campaigners could be barred from public office, the government says. tourists are led to safety as a powerful earthquake hits the indonesian island of lombok. at least 1a people have died and more than 100 are injured. a labour mp, who's facing possible suspension after angrily criticising the leadership‘s stance on anti—semitism, says he's ashamed of the party. also this hour: a toast to his upcoming victory.
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geraint thomas is on the brink of becoming the first ever welshman to be crowed the tour de france champion. and britain's lewis hamilton wins the hungarian grand prix for mercedes and heads into formula 1's summer break with a 24—point championship lead. firefighters are tackling more than 100 separate fires along the west coast of north america, from canada down to the us state of new mexico. in california, 40,000 people in a single town have been forced to abandon their homes. the wildfires are known to have killed five people, two of them children, but many remain unaccounted for. caroline davies reports.
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with the force to pull trees from the earth and overturn cars, gale force winds have turned this californian wildfire into what survivors called a tornado of flame. it's torn through forests and buildings, forcing nearly 40,000 to flee their homes and offices in just one town, including one local tv station. we are going to leave the station because it is now unsafe to be here. from the air and on the ground, firefighters are trying to control the blaze in and around the city of redding, but stopping it has been difficult and dangerous. the winds were so strong, the fire jumped the sacramento river. to fight fire in rugged country, we're used to doing that, but, when it blows into a whole community or a city, it is a whole different element. this is the devastation it leaves behind. many who left don't know if their homes are still standing. some chose not to leave at all.
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homes were exploding. cars were exploding. i have a wife and kids and i said i'd better facetime my wife, just in case. i didn't let her know why i was doing it but i wanted to see her face one more time. five people have died in the fires so far including an elderly woman and her two great grandchildren aged just four and five. the fire moved so quickly it is difficult to know who escaped and who didn't. at least 12 people are reported to be missing. this is just one of 130 wildfires burning across north america and, as the dry weather continues, so too does the danger. caroline davies, bbc news. 0ur north america correspondent james cook has sent us this update from redding in northern california. this fire continues to burn. it swept into the city of redding, jumping across the sacramento river, and leaving very severe destruction behind it, notjust in that city,
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but in other communities along the way, including shasta, an old gold mining town where some properties were destroyed. it has been tragedy as well. we know that two young children and their great—grandmother were among the people who died. two firefighters also were killed. one of those was a bulldozer operator who was 81 years old. and now the firefighters' attention is out here. we are further west and south from redding, the fire is moving in this direction, it is a very large blaze still. this is one of perhaps seven or so majorfires now burning here in california and some 90 that are burning across the western united states and in fact as far across as colorado and new mexico. there have been fires too in canada, perhaps a0 majorfires in canada,
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and way up in alaska. but perhaps 0regon has been hardest hit. it has the highest number of significant blazes at the moment. what is extraordinary about this is how unextraordinary this is becoming. year after year now in the united states and further afield in north america, we are seeing significant large blazes and scientists say there are a number of reasons for that. first of all, human activity, building out into the wild lands, a century of attempting to suppress those fires, allowing fuels to build up, allowing trees to grow more densely, and so when there is a fire it is more devastating. but also natural weather patterns, there has been drought in parts of california for years, and of course climate change, which many scientists say has had an effect. the government is looking at making political adverts online more transparent so people know who is behind them. it also wants to crack down on online abuse against candidates in elections.
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it follows the publication of a report into the extent of fake news on social media and its impact on the democratic process. here's our political correspondent, susana mendonca. what's real and what isn't? in the digital world, it can be difficult to pick out what's fake news. revelations that people's personal data was being harvested by a company called cambridge analytica to influence the us elections through social media outlets like facebook has raised questions about the impact on democracy. a committee of mps is calling for the rules to be made clearer amid concerns about foreign meddling in british elections. this is something you see, the palm of your hand, every time you pick up your smartphone and go onto your facebook app, so it's much more intrusive than before. but secondly, it's not always clear who is advertising to you. the reasons the russians could abuse facebook to run ads to target people in elections was because you didn't know that was who was doing it. the report looks into the kinds of adverts sent to users during the eu referendum.
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it calls for the creation of a register which allows everyone to see the messages that have been targeted at others, and makes it clear where adverts have come from. but does fake news change the way you vote? there's little evidence to show that it definitely has an impact because that's a difficult thing to measure but it certainly has the potential to influence both how someone votes, in terms of their views and which side they support, but also whether they turn out to vote which are crucial elements in an electoral contest. facebook has been sending its own adverts out to tell users what it's been doing to combat fake news. it told the bbc it's working on ways to authenticate and label political adverts in the uk. meanwhile, the government has announced plans to make social media a safer place for election campaigning. this is putting people off going into public service and putting voters off from taking part in politics. what we're doing is a couple of measures which we hope will really help to get voters to be well—informed about digital
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campaigning, but also to be able to be protected from intimidating behaviour during elections. labour said the government needs to wake up to the new challenges we face, to make sure that future campaigns and elections can't be abused or manipulated. susana mendonca, bbc news. at least 1a people have died and dozens have been injured after a 6.4 magnitude earthquake struck a popular tourist destination in central indonesia. residents and tourists poured onto the streets and into open fields to escape damaged buildings on the island of lombok. the tremour was felt in bali 60 miles away. 0ur correspondent, katharine da costa, reports. buildings and lives shaken to the core. this was the scene dozens woke up to in northern lombok. the distress clear to hear. the jolt was felt 60 miles away on the holiday island of bali.
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people in lombok are staying in the backyard, waiting for the after—shock. they are waiting for calm conditions. many buildings have been damaged. it's thought at least a0 people are injured. many are still being treated after being hit by falling debris. a malaysian tourist who was on a hiking trip is reportedly among those killed. the epicentre of the earthquake struck 30 miles north—east of the city of mataram in the north of the island. indonesia is prone to earthquakes. it lies on what's called the ring of fire, the line of quakes
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and volcanic eruptions that circle virtually the entire pacific rim. the region is on constant alert for tremors that might trigger tsunamis. this time, no alert was issued. the country's disaster agency says the main focus now is evacuation and rescue. katharine da costa, bbc news. a mountain guide who was leading a trek on lombok when the earthquake struck captured the aftermath on camera. you can see the group of climbers trying to get down as quick as they can. clouds of dust ‘s were from landslides triggered from the earthquake. at least 60 people have died in northern india after floods were triggered by heavy rains. thousands have been affected by flooding in the state of uttar pradesh, which has caused severe water logging. many people have been injured since heavy rains and lightning
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began on thursday with one city building collapsing. after suffering an unprecidented heatwave which killed at least 300 people, japan has now been battered by a powerful storm moving across the country. the storm has injured at least 21 people, disrupted flights, road and rail transport, and cutting power to thousands of homes. residents in the south of the country have been warned to evacuate their homes with up to 200 mm of rainfall forecast over the next 2a hours. in the tour de france, geraint thomas is on the brink of becoming the first welshman and the third british cyclist to win the event. he took a lead of one minute and 51 seconds into the final day, and tradition dictates that the overall leader is never challenged during the final stage, in which riders compete in a sprint finish on the champs elysees. 0ur correspondent in cardiff, tomos morgan, is gauging the reaction to geraint thomas' victory. as you can see...
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people are coming in with their welsh jerseys on, in celebratory mode, ready for geraint thomas to cross the finish line. last night many of wales' most famous buildings were lit up in yellow, already beginning celebrations for what is truly going to be one of the most historic days in wales' sporting history. standing beside me is alan davies, the head coach of the group where geraint davies began his career. it was almost luck that he started cycling. he came to a swimming pool and saw a cycling track and then he came along. yes, that is what the club is all about. it was debbie's idea to get kids into cycling who had not been cycling before. before that, it was youngsters whose parents or family had a history of cycling who got into the sport. the whole idea of the club was to bring other kids in and get them to begin.
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when heat thomas started, the cycling pathway was not as easy and he was rejected early on in his career. just as he was about 14 the british cycling club came up with their first talent programme, and they tested a number of youngsters and he was tested once and they decided he was not quite good enough. but he was in good company because mark cavendish was tested twice and they decided he was not good enough either. incredible, when you think about it. he is a commonwealth gold medallist, a double olympic gold medallist, three times winner in the world championships, now this. when you first met him, were there any signs that he was someone who could progress to being one of the world's greatest cyclist? in the very early days, no. i defy anyone who can say you can look at an eight or nine—year—old child and say you can be a cycling and tour de france champion.
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not the same as football or rugby where you can spot talent early on? you could say that he was a natural athlete. by the time he was 12, he was the kid to beat. if you were going to win a race in wales, he was the one to beat. but even then we have never had a welsh champion before and we had nothing to benchmark it on and no blueprint. he is now the blueprint in the club, and he has inspired others throughout. when he won gold in 2008, we had a young ellie barker in the club and they went on to win gold themselves. and you have got more champions coming through the ranks, i understand. we have got some very good youngsters coming through, two girls, daughters of an ex—tour de france rider, they are outstanding cyclists. we have had a young lad get a silver medal in the national u14
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championships this year. again, in that younger age group, the under—12s, the bubbly enthusiasm that these kids raised with, you think there will be good cyclist there. enjoy what is going to be an historic day. you must remember that geraint thomas was two or three years older than two of wales' more famous athletes in gareth bale and sam warburton, recently retired wales and lions captain. but no doubt, this win for geraint thomas will put him up there. the question now is, is this the biggest sporting achievement by any welshman? is this a golden age for welsh sport? and we will hear more from him in an angle also and geraint thomas
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performs his victory lap in paris. the headlines on bbc news: five people die, hundreds of buildings are destroyed and tens of thousands flee their homes as wildfires rage across northern california. people who abuse others online and who try to intimidate election candidates and campaigners could be barred from public office, the government says. at least 14 people have been killed in an earthquake which struck the popular indonesian tourist island of lombok. a labour mp, who is being investigated over his behaviour during a row about the party's anti—semitism code, has denied screaming abuse. ian austin is facing possible suspension after the argument with the party's chairman, ian lavery. speaking on bbc radio 4's the world this weekend, he says he was upset by the decision not to adopt the standard definition of anti—semitism in its entirety in labour's new code of conduct
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and was ashamed of the labour party. i said that i thought the labour party's failure to adopt the... i said i thought the nec‘s decision was a disgrace. look, am i upset about anti—semitism? yes, iam. i'm upset about that and i'm upset as well about the leadership‘s failure. i think the refusal, really, you know, to deal with this properly. i grew up listening to my dad tell me how he'd escaped from the holocaust, and how his mum and sisters were murdered in treblinka, and that led to me joining the labour party as a teenager, determined to fight racism, and the first thing i did when i became an mp 13 years ago was to organise and lead a campaign to drive out the bnp here in dudley, and i'm really shocked, you know, that a party that has a proud tradition throughout its entire existence of fighting racism has ended up causing such huge offence and distress to thejewish community in britain, and i think this could never have happened before. i'm appalled it has happened, i'm ashamed of the labour party. i really am.
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and i think, if i'm honest, i think we're becoming a different political party. this could never have happened in the past. 0ur political correspondent, susana mendonca, has been following the story. ian austin has a family history with regards to anti—semitism, because his own grandmother, as we understand, and his aunts also died in the holocaust. he was brought up by refugees from the holocaust, so he has a personal interest in this issue. now, he says that the row that has led to this disciplinary action was as a result of him being unhappy with labour's stance on anti—semitism. labour took on a new code of contact which has upset several labour mps and also many within the jewish community. several jewish newspapers came together, criticising it. just a couple of weeks ago. and of course, dame margaret hodge, the veteran labour mp, having a stand—up row with jeremy corbyn on exactly this issue? exactly, and it's on this very issue, so margaret
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hodge, she is another who is being investigated. so we understand now that ian austin is also being investigated. a labour source said the investigation is not about anti—semitism, it is about aggressive behaviour, but the aggressive behaviour that is referred to, ian austin denies any of that actually happened. look, i was involved in... it was a heated conversation about the labour party nec's failure to adopt a standard definition on anti—semitism. but the accounts of it given out are not true. i mean, did i scream abuse at anybody? no, ididn't. it was a heated discussion, i accept that, but i did not, i didn't scream abuse at anybody. i didn't do that. that heated discussion that he is talking about there was had with ian lavery, the party chairman, who is somebody who is very much loyal to jeremy corbyn. i suppose, you know, it is one person's word against another. we aren't sure exactly what happened there but the fact that ian austin is now being investigated for these complaints against him, i suppose it adds fuel to those labour mps who are concerned that
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actually the focus needs to be on disciplining those who are guilty of anti—semitism within the party rather than having a go at those criticising the party's position on it. now, we heard from richard burgon earlier on today, the shadow justice secretary. he told us that he just wants them to get on with it, and he thinks that needs to be the focus, that they need to be disciplining those committing anti—semitism within the party, that has been of concern to the party'sjewish community and is something that the party has struggled to move on from, really. it was a video that went viral and a punishment that was widely condemned. when footage emerged of palestinian teenager ahed tamimi slapping and kicking an israeli soldier in the occupied west bank, she was later imprisoned. she was 16 at the time. a short time ago, she was welcomed back to the west bank by a crowd of family and wellwishers. tom bateman reports. ahed tamimi was reunited
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with her family after nearly eight months in israeli jails. she was released along with her mother, nariman, after a case which drew fresh attention to israel's military occupation of the west bank, now into its 52nd year. translation: i want to thank everyone who stood with me while i was in prison, especially the people who campaigned for me, and i want to say thank you to the journalists. i want to say to the campaigns who work for me to continue to work for all the other prisoners who are still in prison, especially the children. aged 16, in a video that was live streamed on facebook by herfamily, she slapped and kicked an israeli soldier outside her home. she demanded the troops get out. she was said to have been angry, having just learned her teenage cousin was seriously wounded in clashes with israeli soldiers. her home village of nabi saleh is the scene of regular palestinian protests. there was unrest at the time
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after the us decision to recognise jerusalem as israel's capital. in march, she was tried in an israeli military court where she agreed to a guilty plea to assault and incitement while other charges were dropped. the case drew worldwide attention. human rights groups criticised israel's system of military trial for palestinian children. many israelis, though, saw restraint in their soldiers' actions, they accused the tamimi family, frequent activists, of exploiting their daughter by live streaming her actions. they say the more serious point was that she called for large demonstrations, and she said president trump must bear responsibility for any palestinian violence or attacks. but to palestinians, ahed tamimi has become a symbol of resistance against occupation. a 16—year—old girl who defended her home against soldiers, they say. her actions have sparked intense debate. she says she has paid a heavy price.
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tom bateman, bbc news, jerusalem. a five—year—old british boy has drowned at a resort in portugal's algarve region. according to police, the five—year—old had been playing with his two siblings in a swimming pool at the resort near silves on saturday. the foreign office has said officials are providing support for the family. a six—year—old girl has died after getting into difficulty in the sea in margate. kent police say they were called to the harbour yesterday afternoon after concerns were raised about a child in the sea. the girl, who was from erith in south—east london, was taken to hospital, where she later died. blue badge parking permits are to be made available for people in england with hidden disabilities such as autism or mental health problems. the department for transport said people with non—physical disabilities would have an equal right to free parking from next year. the current rules do not explicitly exclude hidden disabilities, but councils' interpretations can vary. similar changes have come into effect in scotland and wales.
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joining us now from chichester is someone with several hidden disabilities. hattie gladwell is diagnosed with bipolar1 disorder, anxiety and inflammatory bowel disease. how important is being able to travel freely at your convenience, and why would the parking scheme about to someone with your disabilities? i will not get about myself because, for me, travel does not affect me, but it affects a lot of people, especially people with anxiety who have panic attacks in social situations, people with ptsd who have these flashbacks, also
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people with inflammatory bowel disease who have stoma bags. if you have a stoma bag and it leaks, you cannot get parking space. and you try to deal with that while you try to find somewhere to park your car? and some people with inflammatory bowel disease are unfortunately incontinent sometimes, and i have heard stories where they have not been able to get a parking space and time and have had an accident in public, which is not only embarrassing but it has negative impact on your mental health. of course. and all of those explanations are understandable. this decision though to open this scheme up to people with hidden disabilities, disabilities other people cannot see when they look at them, what about the practical consequences of this? presumably if you apply for a blue badge, you
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suffer from anxiety or some other mental illness that can make you nervous or uncomfortable in public, might that raise questions over your ability to drive? this is the thing i was confused about. in the headlines, it says all mental health conditions, there has been a big thing about mental health issues, but there is not much information on the criteria apart from having an effect on your ability to walk and having psychological distress. where asi having psychological distress. where as i have heard of people in the past having the blue badge removed the physical disability and, if you will get blue badge, a lot of people have to undergo medical assessments. that will be quite hard, considering we are still in a time when gps do not always believe you when you have a mental illness. we are still in a time where, although this is moving
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forward , time where, although this is moving forward, people are worried to go to the doctor about the mental illness. i worry that even applying for a blue badge will cause distress to some people if they cannot get the evidence that they have this disorder and they will feel, am i not sick enough? itjust reinforces the idea that mental illness is not as importantand, the idea that mental illness is not as important and, although it is a positive step, that is what i worry about the people who might not be eligible but feel they should be. this question of eligibility is interesting. i suspect you have heard this, people grumbling when they see somebody with a blue badge in the carand they see somebody with a blue badge in the car and they see them get out of the car and think, i cannot see anything wrong with them, why should they get free parking? there is an issue about public perception of the blue badge scheme, isn't the? yes, i have overheard people, they have walked out of the car, i have met all the people with inflammatory
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bowel disease who have made comments, you don't need this. if you scroll through twitter after these announcements have been made, already people are saying, people with depression do not need this neither do people with anxiety, and nobody is looking at the deeper issues. that is worry. will this be more stigmatised by people who do not understand ? we more stigmatised by people who do not understand? we are still in this day and age where people think that, because you can walk or run, but you do not have a disability, and i worry that, if you go through social media, you either agree with it or think people with mental illness do not need it, so i hope it does not add to the stigma instead of what it is trying to do which is taking away from it. i think you have made some very important points. lovely to speak to you, thank you. qatar's succesful world cup bidding team has flatly denied that it ran
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a covert black ops public relations campaign to discredit rivals for the 2022 football finals. it follows allegations made by the sunday times that the qataris employed a pr agency and former cia operatives to try and undermine bids by the us and australia in breach of fifa rules. 0ur sports news correspondent, richard conway, reports. qatar! it was a moment that stunned the sport and the watching world. ever since that day in 2010, the qatari world cup has been embroiled in controversy, and today the sunday times has further allegations of wrongdoing. the paper claims to have seen leaked documents that show the qatari bid team employed a us pr team and ex—cia agents to smear its rivals, mainly the united states and australia. some of the alleged aspects of the smear campaign include a group of american pe teachers being recruited to ask their us congressmen to oppose an american world cup on the grounds
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that the money would be better used on high—school sports. grassroots protests were organised at rugby games across australia, opposing the country's bid. journalists, bloggers and high profile figures were recruited in each country to hype up negative aspects of their respective bids. there are now calls for fifa, football's world governing body, to hold an independent inquiry. if the qatari bid team were involved in a campaign like that, then that means they would have broken the rules of the bidding process, so it's a really serious matter. i think it requires proper investigation and fifa to be involved in investigating that as well. in a statement, qatar's supreme committee for delivery and legacy said it rejects each and every allegation put forward. fifa says a thorough investigation into corruption claims was conducted in 2014 with michael garcia, a us attorney, clearing qatar of any wrongdoing. qatar is locked in a fierce political feud with neighbouring countries saudi arabia and the united arab emirates.
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these claims will therefore be seized upon by its critics as further reason to strip them of the tournament despite the fact there appears little appetite from fifa to act. richard conway, bbc news. the tour operator thomas cook says it will no longer sell trips to seaworld and other tourist attractions where killer whales are kept captive. the change, which comes into force next summer, is a new addition to the company's animal welfare policy. animal welfare concerns over the treatment of orcas in captivity have been amplified since the 2013 documentary blackfish, which argued that the highly intelligent animals are psychologically traumatised in tourist attractions such as seaworld. the camp bestival music festival at lulworth cove in dorset has been cancelled because of high winds and driving rain. many tents have been flooded or blown down. sunday was set to be the final day of the four—day festival, but the main stages at the site have been closed because of health and safety concerns.
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now it's time for a look at the weather with lucy martin. hello there. today not feeling a great deal like the weather we have become accustomed to this summer. cool become accustomed to this summer. cool, wet and windy from any. this photo from kent more. that rain has been courtesy of these two areas of low pressure. this one pushing its way north and bringing some wet and windy conditions. this evening and overnight we will see the rain clearing in the north—east. still a fairly brisk wind as we move through tonight. some clear spells but showery outbreaks into the early hours. temperatures overnight, warm in the south. cooler in the north between nine and 13 degrees. tomorrow, a day of sunny spells and showers. perhaps longer spells of rain in the south east. still a fairly brisk breeze. showers in
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western scotland and northern ireland. the rumble of thunder can't be ruled out. temperatures warmer than today. hello, this is bbc news with shaun ley. the headlines: five people die, hundreds of buildings are destroyed and tens of thousands flee their homes, as wildfires rage across northern california people who abuse others online, and who try to intimidate election candidates and campaigners, could be barred from public office, the government says. at least 14 people have been killed in an earthquake which struck the popular indonesian tourist island of lombok. a labour mp who's facing possible suspension after angrily criticising the leadership's stance on anti—semitism, says he's ashamed of the party. sport, and let's go to the bbc sport centre for a full round—up. hello! how are you, chris?
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you sound surprised. within the next couple of hours, geraint thomas will be crowned the 2018 champion of the tour de france. after 21 stages, his 2,000 mile—plusjourney will end on the podium on the champs—elysees. let's cross live to paris and join our correspondent, jo currie. whats happening at the moment? we are now into the closing moments of the tour de france. the riders are in the middle of their eight la ps are in the middle of their eight laps of the champs—elysees. it is more about procession. tradition dictates nobody attacks the yellow jersey on the final day. whenever geraint thomas crosses the finish line he will be crowned the first welshman in history to win the tour de france. it has been a gruelling three weeks for him and the rest of the writers. they have covered three
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and a half thousand kilometres. steep mountains, steep descents. he has managed to keep himself out of trouble. no accidents. he has raised the perfect race. chris froome will join him on the podium. his team sky team—mate, who is finishing third. geraint thomas will become the first welshman to win the tour de france. ican welshman to win the tour de france. i can see behind you the flags are blowing in what appears to be a fairly blustery wind. what is the atmosphere like, given that the french have not had a winner for so long? do they still turn out in numbers? the wind is quite welcome. it is very muggy in paris. thousands of people currently lining the champs—elysees. welcoming home the riders. along the way team sky riders have had a mixed reaction. an unhappy french crowd in some areas.
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the riders have been booed. chris froome has been spat at. it looks like they will receive a warm welcome in paris. there are great britain flags, welsh flags. lots of people walking around in official t—shirts. some people have been queueing for hours. in a few minutes geraint thomas will be jumping up and down on the podium celebrating with, i would and down on the podium celebrating with, iwould imagine, a fair and down on the podium celebrating with, i would imagine, a fair bit of champagne. i don't know if you will bejumping up and down, surely you will be too tired! thank you. geraint thomas appears to be a hugely popular winner — and it comes as no surprise to the former olympic champion cyclist, chris boardman. he's been speaking to 0lly foster. first of all, he is the most popular winnerfor first of all, he is the most popular winner for years. first of all, he is the most popular winnerfor years. no disrespect first of all, he is the most popular winner for years. no disrespect to those of god —— to have gone before him. he has always laid down for someone him. he has always laid down for someone else, always sacrificing
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himself. the circumstances here, a crash on the first day, gave him a nominal lead which he built on land made his own. he could have won the final time trial. he has shown what he is capable of. he has shown glimpses for years. fantastic in the mountains. we had one bad day on the tour. everybody doubted if he could do it for three weeks. well, he can. he has had a phenomenal career on the track, two 0lympic he has had a phenomenal career on the track, two olympic gold medals, commonwealth medallist, numerous world championships as well. where does this stand in cycling for somebody to wear the yellow jersey down the champs—elysees? somebody to wear the yellow jersey down the champs-elysees? without question, this is the biggest thing he has ever done. this is bigger than the olympics. this is the unofficial world championships. certainly financially, certainly professionally. when you talk about his other achievements, it is often the way, and i saw it with steve redgrave and others before him, only
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when you get to a certain volume do you realise what that was built on. huge amount of success in a lot of different areas. the fact he is a nice man is the icing on the cake. we will keep you up to date. let me update you on lewis hamilton. lewis hamilton has extended his lead at the top of the f1 drivers‘ standings. he led from start to finish to take the chequered flag at the hungary grand prix. jo lynskey reports. so often lewis hamilton emerges from trouble and turn to to glory. 0n friday, his practice laps were too slow to even make the podium. by the finish line no one else was in sight. hamilton had done the hard work in qualifying. 0n pole position and poised for the tight corners. the great was the closest the rest got to him. max verstappen‘s chance to challenge was taken away by his engine. powerfailure, to challenge was taken away by his engine. power failure, breakdown. daniel ricciardo started from 12th on the grid. his race was a series of moves through the field. he
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finished fourth. thinking what might have been. hamilton's main rival was sebastian vettel. —— is sebastian vettel. with race is running out, he has been forced to take risks. vettel finished second. and overtake that meant hamilton's championship lead will be 24 points. significant but not conclusive. this kind of dominance tells the rest of the field that hamilton is hard to stop. what a beautiful day, what a great crowd and the amazing job for the team. we came here knowing the ferraris would be quick. to commack wright with these points, we will definitely take as a bonus. —— to come out. we deserved it. yorkshire's director of cricket, martyn moxon, says the club will hold talks with adil rashid's agent over the spinner‘s future. rashid's been named in the england squad for this week's first test against india, despite signing a deal to only play white ball cricket for his county.
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rashid's been told that he'll need a red ball contract next season if he's to be able to continue playing test cricket. in the women's super league, western storm beat loughborough lightning by 18 runs. rain delayed the start at taunton and reduced the match to just six overs each. england's richard mcevoy, who's 39, has won his first european tour title at his 285th attempt. he birdied the final hole in hamburg to finish on 11 under par to win by a single shot. he wins the porsche european 0pen and about £300,000, eclipsing any other earnings in his career. dillian whyte says he wants another fight with anthonyjoshua, after beating joseph parker on points. this left hook in the ninth round doing most of the damage at the o2 arena in london last night. whyte won it on points against the man who lost his heavyweight title to anthonyjoshua in march. 0n the undercard of that fight, irish boxer katie taylor
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defended her wba and ibf lightweight titles in a third—round stoppage win over usa's kimberly connor. it's her 10th professional victory. burnley have confirmed that their goalkeeper nick pope has dislocated his shoulder. he did it during their europa league qualifier with aberdeen last week. pope went to the world cup with england. but it now looks like he'll miss the start of the premier league season. he'll see a specialist tomorrow. hearts are through to the knockout stage of the scottish league cup, after beating inverness caledonian thistle 5—0. inverness actually started well, but hearts then scored three goals in just four minutes, uche ikpeazu with the opener. but the goal of the game came from ben garuccio, a fantastic free kick straight into the top corner. the results means hearts will play dunfermline in the last 16. a few friendly results for you from the international
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champions cup. liverpool thrashed manchester united 4—1 in front of over 100,000 fans in michigan, new signing shaqiri rounding off the scoring with a brilliant overhead kick. let's see it again. in the end, united manager jose mourinho said he felt sorry for the fans who turned up to watch. ifi if i was them i wouldn't come. i wouldn't come, i wouldn't spend my money to see these teams. i wouldn't spend my money. for example, iwas watching something in television today, it was chelsea against inter milan. the people there decided the beachis milan. the people there decided the beach is better and they went to the beach. the stadium was empty. you would pay
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good money to see a goal like that, wouldn't you ? over in miami, a young manchester city side recovered from 2—0 down to beat bayern munich 3—2, benardo silva with two of the goals. but record signing riyad mahrez had to come off in the first half with an ankle injury. tottenham's anthony georgiou had his penalty saved by the barcelona keeper jasper cillessen. barca's new signing malcom scored the winner. tottenham had come from two goals down to force the shoot—out, losing 5—3 on penalities. and it's been a mixed day for wayne rooney. be warned some blood and gore coming up. he scored his his first goal for his new club, dc united, in their 2—1 win over colorado rapids in the mls. but then he broke his nose whilst helping to defend a corner. he needed five stitches. that's all the sport for now. now it is time for click. the eight planets in our
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solar system, all unique and instantly recognisable. and don't they look amazing from our viewing podium here in outer space? now what we really wanted to show you here is just how good visual effects have become. not only does the graphics computer generate all of these lovely images but, as the cameras move about, the objects and the background appear to stay in their correct positions. now this is not easy. now this technology originally came from the movies and now it has come to tv. so, here we are in the bbc‘s virtual studio and the first thing that you will notice is obviously that the graphics computer replaces
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anything that is green with the background. but, in order to draw all of the objects in the right place in 3—d space, the computer needs to know exactly where the cameras are so it can draw everything from the right angle, and that is why all the cameras have this set of reflective tracking balls on top of them. it also means that i can take my own set of tracking balls and turn this into a virtual hand—held camera that i can fly through the sea. so, there is mercury and venus, earth and mars, coming round past jupiter, just duck under saturn, and there is uranus and neptune. and here is the thing, just as we are getting used to having this much fun in a tv studio, at the top end of the movie industry, they are getting ready for something even more incredible. he is mark cieslak in los angeles. the next big leap in cinema technology could be upon us.
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called intel studios, this is the first time a crew has been allowed to even catch a glimpse behind the scenes at this state—of—the—art equipment. this space is designed to film in 360 degrees, a technique known as volumetric capture. diego priluski has worked on the visual effects for movies like gravity and warhorse. now he is heading up this operation. wow, so this is your volumetric space? it is indeed. it is pretty big. is the largest currently in the world. it is currently focused on large—scale volumetric capture, and it is a unique space that we have built, dedicated for the methodologies of filmmaking volumetric. can we take a look inside your dome, please? wow—wee (laughs). that is a lot of green. it is a lot of space
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and a lot of cameras. how many cameras have you got here? well, currently have we have more than 100 cameras. it really changes from production to production. our goal really is to, how do you have enough sensors to capture the entire information from any angle? so as you can see around, it is really a variation of angles and positions that really enables you to capture every bit of information from any direction. in this space, a scene can be performed once but is recorded on all of those cameras surrounding the actors, so every single angle is covered. the individual shots are pumped via fibre—optic cable to dedicated server, which then processed the images into a point cloud. a point cloud is a 3—d 360 degree representation of the entire studio. the action can then be watched from any angle the viewer desires. 0nce decisions have been made about where to position the camera, the action is cleaned up, using vfx and the scene is complete. this particular scene was attempted several times but this clip was made
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from shots all captured on the 15th attempt. you can relight that scene, you can integrate, of course, virtual sets around that, but the key thing is that you can keep that live performance, and you can keep that truly capture of the actors, that true presence that they have, into the interaction between them, and once you have digitiser all the information, once you basically generated this volumetric, immersive data, you can really be walk inside the space, either on a virtual space and virtually come out and reshoot the entire scene again. the filming process, with its 100 plus cameras all filming at once, generates a massive amount of data, all of which is processed and stitched together on—site. in total, there are 10 petabytes of storage in here. that is the equivalent of 133 years of hi—def video. so far, paramount pictures have penned a deal to use this space for upcoming projects. because the studio's dome separates
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the filming from the crew controlling the kit, directing the action is similar to directing in a modern news studio. ok, so do you want to get on stage, get ready. yeah, yeah. so no suits, no motion captured things, it is you and your waredrobe that will be the performance. so this is my opportunity to try out this volumetric studio. i'm used to working with one or a couple of cameras, it is going to be a bit difficult working with over 100 of them. and they will be able to capture from every single conceivable angle, me attempting to get this ball into that hoop. let's try that again. this time, the team add backgrounds and create a seamless moving shot made from the 100 individual camera captures. (laughs) ohh, and the crowd goes wild!
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creating the shot is not quick though, this one took about 150 hours to make. as we look at filmmaking, we want to create that transition. how do you immerse into this world and into these experiences, but with the real actors, with the real performances? le tour de france is coming to an end this week. the monumental 3,351 kilometre race is now 115 years old. fans love its epic proportions and its gruelling pace, but this year they may also be able to enjoy lots and lots of lovely data, because analytics and machine
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learning are coming to one of the oldest sporting competitions in the world, and kat hawkins went to find out how. this year's tour de france is taking place against the same beautiful french mountains as always. but there's a big difference this year. technology and data play more of a role than ever before. cycling is becoming increasingly data—driven and for good reason. masses of data can be collected and, in a sport of fine margins and superhuman indurance, those insights are the key to energy efficiency, strategy and gains. we look at many things, we look at obviously heart rate, we look at power data and their maximum powers and their altitude and elevation gains. so we look at that and we see how the riders are building and we leverage that data to try and build them to be better and stronger in stage races.
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how is the data collected and transmitted ? that is where these little devices come in. it may not look like much but this small clip—on device is on the back of every bike taking part in the tour de france this year and it has actually been revolutionary. the sensors on the bikes send real—time locations data to a nearby vehicle, which them beams it up to a following helicopter. it is then sent to the data truck for real—time analytics. and this is where the magic happens, from bike to motorbike the helicopter to here, this is where all the data for the tour de france is being stored. the data truck is where data is analysed, enriched, and visualised for broadcasters and teams. there is even enough data for machine learning algorithms to get to work. the depths of data analytics produced from simply a gps device is staggering. conceptual data such as 3—d maps, weather, gradients and rider information is also added to bring the data to life. —— contextual data. during the race, riders wear earpieces and following closely
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behind them is the data car, where the team analyst is disecting the data and feeding them live information. what happens in here? it is quite an important place, isn't it? if you imagine you have a comms office when you're trying to fly a rocket to the moon, just feel like we're that place in nasa where all the details come in and they come in from all directions, and then we send out one message to the riders. hundreds of datasets are analysed, from competitor tactics to live course conditions. so we analyse all of the climbs, the gradients of the climbs, the road surfaces, the width of the roads, any road furniture, anything, you know, coming around a blind corner there is a pedestrian crossing, and all of these kinds of things we try to find. 0n the tour de france with restrictions and sponsorship deals, we do not get any heartrate and power data, but we do get location, which is absolutely crucial because we can make decisions much, much quicker. ok, so we are in the race.
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this is happening, this is live. what are we saying to our riders? so, we're saying, "come on, serge, you have got 250 more metres hard." radio: round the next corner here, the hairpin, you can't see it but it flattens off in 250 metres. you'll get some respite, we've got drinks in 400 metres, so you'll get to cool down. take your drinks and we've only got 10k to the finish. good lad. keep fighting. i can see automatically that the psychological impact of that is huge, but how do the cyclist themselves feel about having data in their sport? having everything about you measured and tracked can have its downsides. of course, a lot of teams are trying to keep it secret because when you're racing the tour de france you don't really want to give your competitors that advantage. people say it's turning into f1, it's just robots talking to robots. what do you say to those people? it's more than that. a robot doesn't have to put the effort in. from data centre to road race, there's 20 kilometres to go.
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20 kilometre windspeed. the final is coming up. that is it for the shortcut of click for this week. don't forget the full—length version is up on iplayer for you to watch right now, if you fancy. and you can follow us on twitter and facebook throughout the week for loads of tech news and behind—the—scenes photos too. thanks for watching and we'll see you soon. hello. wet, windy and fresh, all words we have not heard much of this summer. words we have not heard much of this summer. that is what we have seen today. this photo was sent in
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earlier. fairly grey. it is a soggy looking garden in this photo sent in from epsom. this rain thanks to new areas of low pressure. —— two areas of low pressure. you can see the isobars tightly packed, gradually working north and east through the day. as we go through this evening and overnight, the rain finally clears the north—east. there will be clears the north—east. there will be clear spells for a time but showery outbreaks of rain putting in from the south—west as we move into the early hours. still a fairly brisk breeze. temperatures in the south not getting much lower than 18 degrees. still quite warm and parts of london. further north, temperatures between nine and 13. here is how the pressure chart looks going into monday. low pressure still dominating. still seeing that showery hermas. we will see spells
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of prolonged rain. —— air mass. across parts of wales, the midlands into yorkshire there will be showery outbreaks of rain. for northern ireland and scotland, sunny spells and showers. the heaviest for western scotland and northern ireland. still a brisk breeze. temperatures up from today. maximum of 25. tuesday starting off on a dried note. cloud bubbling up and some showers for west and wales. turning cloudy for northern ireland and scotland with outbreaks of rain moving into the west. temperatures similarto moving into the west. temperatures similar to monday. here is how it is looking moving into wednesday. a generally fine start but we have got some wet and windy weather moving into northern ireland and western scotland. temperatures up on wednesday. we will see the best of the dry and bad weather in the
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south—east. we start the week on a fresh note. some showers. gradually warming up. in the south—east we are looking at heights of 30 celsius by friday. this is bbc news. the headlines at 6: geraint thomas is on the brink of becoming the first welshman to be crowned champion of the tour de france. five people die, hundreds of buildings are destroyed and tens of thousands flee their homes as wildfires rage across northern california. seven or so majorfires are now burning here in california, and some 90 that are burning across the western united states and in fact as far across as colorado and new mexico. tourists are led to safety as a powerful earthquake hits the indonesian island of lombok. at least 14 people have died and more than 100 are injured. and some 90 that are burning across the western united states a labour mp, who's facing possible
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