it even has its own about it, and it even has its own roman temple in the basement. the bloomberg building. this is what? this is our main reception and we're walking into the vortex. yes, it is really called the vortex. it feels a bit like walking into a movie set. that's james bond, isn't it? the lifts have no cables. they're specially designed. so, too, is the ceiling... and the almost silent magnetic wooden floors. can you hear shoes? because it's not something that you really hear. if you, you really need to pay attention, but... i can't hear any shoes, no, i can't hear any shoes. exactly. but when it comes to voices, this enormous table is surrounded by microphones and speakers to allow us to have an intimate chat. so, isabella, you can hear me clearly? yeah, just as if you
were just next to me. witchcraft, eh? but for my tour guide, a key feature is the ramp. you have to use it to get to your own desk. it's all aimed at making us mingle. the building supports this idea of people being much more fluid than being, sort of, seated in a particular place. and given all this, it's perhaps not surprising who was tonight's winner. the bloomberg building by foster + partners. receiving the award, michaeljones of foster + partners, a team who certainly push the boundaries. of course, it helps when the man paying the bills is a billionaire, michael bloomberg. ok, i have to ask the question, how much? i think it was... over $1.5 billion, maybe $1.75 billion by the time we got done. keep in mind we restored a temple, we helped build the subway stop.
yes, he's returned the temple of mithras to its original site, a cult of wealthy men. 2000 years on, little has changed. it's now presided over by a man who is pondering a run for us president. the building is pioneering, polite, but it also exudes power. david sillito, bbc news, the city of london. newsnight is coming up on bbc two. here on bbc one, it's time for the news where you are. hello and welcome to sportsday. simone biles prepares to return to comeptition and tells us she felt empowered speaking out about abuse. there's a downpour in dambulla.
england's one—day opener against sri lanka is abandoned. and shane warne opens up about all things cricket, and why aren't there any more characters like him in the sport. hello and welcome to the programme. four—time 0lympic champion simone biles returns to international competition at the world gymnastics championships in qatar later this month after taking 18 months away from the sport. during that time, the world's most decorated gymnast admitted she had been a victim in one the biggest sexual abuse scandals to hit american sport, sexual abused by jailed us gymnastics team doctor larry nassar.
now she says speaking out about her ordeal has left her feeling empowered. music. it's very hard just because i think a lot of people just struggle with coming out and telling their stories. ifigured if i can tell i figured if i can tell my story thanit i figured if i can tell my story than it might encourage other people to tell theirs because a lot of people to look up to me and are like " if people to look up to me and are like "if someone could be strong enough that maybe i can to" so i wanted to get that message. i was relieved when they came out and it was a lot of pressure on my shoulders because he keep that in for so long, we usually share everything with their friends are family and our fans. so
it was a lot. how could a person who i thought to be so genuine and kind and caring be in fact the opposite? i will never understand. kiel is a survivor cover for sexual abuse victims and i think it is very important to support the fellow gymnasts and happen to and to speak up gymnasts and happen to and to speak upfor gymnasts and happen to and to speak up for what you believe in and i don't think that is right and i hope i gave them courage to come out and tell the stories one day if they wa nt tell the stories one day if they want to. —— teal is a survivor's colour. your decision to assault was precise, calculated, manipulative, devious, despicable. you do not deserve to walk outside of a prison
everagain deserve to walk outside of a prison ever again stopped of at the judge was absolutely amazing on her part so we we re was absolutely amazing on her part so we were very was absolutely amazing on her part so we were very proud of her. it is kind of a relief because he kind of got he deserved. he almost got as many years as he did girls so i think that's fair. it's been a frustrating start to england's one—day series in sri lanka. the first match in dambulla had to be abandoned because of rain today. england were asked to bat and openers jonny bairstow and jason roy made a strong start. but both were dismissed in quick succession and england were 92—2 when the rain came down. it left the outfield too wet for any further play. the next match is on saturday. i think it is. i think the umpires have done a good job on the start given the grounds plenty of time to get the covers on before it actually started raining. it looked like the end of the world was coming. and when are you looking at like playing a 20 over reduced
game which is high impact and a lot of turning, player safety is paramount when it comes to that. australia are struggling to save the first test against pakistan. australia were chasing a daunting target of a62 runs, but after making 87 without losing a wicket, they then lost three without adding to that total. they did recover a little, with usman khawaja finishing unbeaten on 50. they are 136—3, needing an improbable 326 for victory. shane warne said he's been left embarassed by the ball tampering scandal that saw former captain steve smith, david warner and cameron bancroft banned from cricket. both warner and smith were given i2—month suspensions and bancroft nine months for the part they played in changing the surface of the ball in the infamous series with south africa six months ago. he's been speaking to my colleague 0lly foster and they started by talking about the future of test cricket.
i don't think test cricket is dying. i think there is a lot more interest on the tv side of things then attended the ground. i don't think, and england and australia it is strong with people attending the venue strong with people attending the venue where the test matches are. but around the world i think there are more eyeballs watching on the tv. i think as long as the superstar players say that test cricket is the pinnacle and he wants to achieve things in the test match arena and he is leading the way and that, then i think it will stand there. we have to trust the prayers that they want to trust the prayers that they want to play test cricket. it is very easy to take the money and do the twe nty20 easy to take the money and do the twenty20 side of things i don't begrudge any player for doing that. but when we look back and ten, 15 yea rs' but when we look back and ten, 15 years' time and look in the future and say "wasn't it great that others we re and say "wasn't it great that others were still loved test cricket" because it is still the hardest form. you play forfive
because it is still the hardest form. you play for five days and the best tea m form. you play for five days and the best team always wins. we had the ball tampering issue a couple months ago. that has damaged the australian team. and damaged test cricket as a brand as well do think in that way? i was embarrassed. i am not sure how it gets to the stage in a test match. if you take sandpaper out and put it on the middle of the ball. that was terrible and that was embarrassing and disappointing. the australian cricket team need again —— need to gain the respect back of the cricket community, they need to gaina the cricket community, they need to gain a respect back from the australian public especially. and the only way they can do that is the way they conduct themselves and i hope they don't lose the australian dna which is hard, tough but fair. they are struggling at the moment. i think the batting side of things at the moment is probably weakest we have had in a long time if not ever. shane warne talking to 0lly foster. you can get more of that interview
on the bbc sport website as well. documents concerning rape allegations made against cristiano ronaldo have been "completely fabricated", according to the player's lawyer. ronaldo denies assaulting kathryn mayorga at a las vegas hotel in 2009. mayorga says she was attacked by the portuguese footballer. a statement from ronaldo's lawyer reiterated the juventus forward "vehemently denies all accusations in this civil action". dean smith has been appointed the new manager of aston villa and former england captain john terry will be his assistant. terry officially retired from playing on sunday. he'd spent last season playing at villa following an illustrious career with chelsea. hejoins smith, who was managing championship rivals brentford, as replacements for steve bruce and his coaching team. gareth bale is out of wales' friendly with spain tomorrow night. the real madrid forward was withdrawn early in saturday's loss with alaves. manager ryan giggs confirmed he wont feature tomorrow and remains a doubt for their nations league match with the republic of ireland in six days time.
he will however be on the pitch before the spain game to receive a golden boot for the record 30 goals he's scored for his country. yeah, he's probably 50—50 at the moment. we do not want to take any risks, but he is able to play, then good. but if he is not, then so be it. we will be prepared for both scenarios, but my mind is on spain at the moment. and after spain, we will concentrate on that. the search is on for geraint thomas' tour de france trophy which was stolen from a cycling show last month. it was on loan from team sky to their bike supplier pinarello when at the end of the event in birmingham, england, it was taken. thomas has pleaded with whoever has it to do the right thing and return it. thomas is just the third british rider to win the race. russia president vladimir putin has congratulated khabib nurmagomedov in person after he retained his ufc lightweight title
against conor mcgregor. the bout, in las vegas on saturday, was overshadowed by a post—fight brawl. nurmagomedov vaulted the cage and fought a member of mcgregor‘s team. his purse has been withheld pending an investigation. putin asked khabib's father "not to punish him too severely" for the brawl. that's all from sportsday. coming up in a moment, the papers. goodbye for now. hello and welcome to our look ahead to what the the papers will be bringing us tomorrow.
with me are michael heaver, who's the co—owner of the brexit—supporting website westmonster, and polly mackenzie, who's director of the left—leaning think tank, demos. many of tomorrow's front pages are already in. the daily telegraph leads on brexit with claims the prime minister is close to agreeing a plan that would keep britain in a customs union with the eu until a permanent trade deal can be agreed. same story for the i — which says the dup will vote against the upcoming budget if theresa may follows through with her current plans for northern ireland. the guardian leads on reports of migrants being held in uk detention centres who are suicidal, seriously ill or victims of torture. "less than buttons" says the daily mirror, which says the american owner of cadbury paid no corporation tax last year despite profits of £185 million. the daily express splashes on the testimony of a police marksman who shot dead the terrorist repsonsible for carrying out the westminster bridge attack.
the online independent reports on news that employers could soon be made to publish their race pay gap. the metro leads on a story involving armed police who stormed a bank amid fears of a robbery only to discover embarrassed staff had been playing a game of hide and seek. and the sun leads on the strictly come dancing pair who have been answering questions about their drunken kiss. so a mix of stories there but as ever theresa may's brexit plans making some headlines. and all the papers in the morning. michael here the i wiese with the dp threat to vote against the budget if the prime minister sticks to the compromise plan that she seems to be thinking of. quite
in strattera. eileen foster has been quite clear that the dup nuclear redlined is that northern ireland to be treated differently from the uk. we now hear about a new backstop position which would effectively mean that northern ireland would remain in the single market with good and the rest of the uk with saying —— good and the rest of the uk with saying — — we good and the rest of the uk with saying —— we the single market. but the whole the uk would stake in the customs union for an indefinite period of —— indefinite period. dup mps are kicking off the top about this. in the way the parliamentary arithmetic is set up, i certainly would not be playing chicken with them. ithink would not be playing chicken with them. i think they are deadly serious on this. and we look at the numbers in parliament now, i don't know what theresa may is doing. this plan that she now has god does not have the support of the dup along with tori brexiteers in her own party, she's a big trouble. the government have to think again. do think this is a serious threat was about i think