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hello and welcome to al jazeera, i'm tony harris in new york. our top stories, fierce flooding in colorado. communities cut off and thousands forced to flee. the word of the syrian regime in our judgment are simply not enough. >> moves to avoid a military strike on syria, john kerry and his russian counterpart try to find some common ground. syria's president tells the u.s. to stop threatening to strike if it wants his cooperation. and a fire on the boardwalk
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on new jersey's shore. ♪ let's begin in colorado. several days of rain have lead to flooding and mud slides. at least three people have died. people in several commune niece parts of eastern denver have been told to flee from the rising waters there. jim joins us live from boulder , colorado. jim, great to see you. it has been a long day for rescuers, i'm sure, but if you would, take a moment and describe the scene behind you. >> tony, first off the rain just coming here in boulder. take a look at this. this is a group of college kids that have come out here in the middle of the street, cu boulder has canceled class, but the students have come out here and
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they are building a dam in the middle of the street trying to keep the water from going into the basement of the apartments over here. so far they have been successful, thaz worked, but it has been raining here off and on and heavily over the past three days now. and it seems to have just been continuing on and on and on in this period. it really rained overnight, and that is when some of the flooding occurs and when the water rescues took place. this scene took place in broomfield county, a culvert cut under a bridge, three cars went into the water. dive teams had to go in and rescue three drivers that were there. they put chains on the vehicles, we were understand, and they were able to get everybody out safely. those people were taken to the hospital with only minor
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injuries. back here near downtown boulder again, the water and rain keeps on coming. the real heavy stuff has occurred in the foothills to the north of town, where we have had tremendous flooding, a lot of homes foundation's cut away, and that is where we have had a loss of life. two people now have died here because of the flooding that has continued here for the past 12 hours. >> that is an amazing scene that we're seeing, jim. how many people have been evacuated, and what is being done for those people? >> well, tony, the entire town of jamestown which is about a thousand people or so to the northwest of here in boulder county, that town was evacuated overnight. the flood waters taking many buildings there. some people evacuated late this afternoon to the east of here in the taun of aurora and the town
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of commerce city as well. again, the rain has not stopped, and it looks like the rain will continue at least through tonight. >> jim, good to talk to you. thank you. a short time ago i spoke about the evacuations with chip freye a public affairs officer with the red cross. he spoke with me from an evacuation center in boulder. >> i don't remember in the history of living in colorado my entire life anything quite like this. it has been very, very severe, and very, very heavy rains, and our concerns are very deep now. >> how many people are you providing for, and what are you expecting later today and into the evening? >> we're not exactly sure what to expect. we just heard from colorado university, they are evacuating two towers that are about a thousand students. so that is possibility those kids could be arriving in our
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shelter. we're prepared for them, but we're uncertain because of the large floodplain in downtown boulder, how many people will end up having to evacuate their homes, but we have served about 200 people today. we had about 40 people in the shelter last night, and we're expecting at least 250 this evening, and we're prepared to possibly open other shelters if necessary. >> we have two rivers in denver, around denver and through boulder that are now major flooding. we're seeing that around the north fork of the big thompson river, and parts of the platte river. the rainfall is focussed in certain spots. what is interesting about the doppler radar estimated rainfall totals is this is coming from a doppler radar located near
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denver, and that beam cannot show how much has been coming down in the mountains to this point today. we do know we're getting a steady stream of extensive moisture coming up from the south, southwest. .2 of an inch in albuquerque, but over an inch for denver, but up to 8.5 inches reported in places at 7:00 this morning. so of course we have a lot of flood warnings in place, and asking that folks stay in doors, stay where you are safe and not to drive through the flood waters. when we look at our water vapor satellite, it's moisture in the air, this amount of moisture in the air may be setting new records for how much is in the air. because all we need is a little wave to lift that moisture up
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and dump that very heavy rainfall which has continued through today and will continue through the night. it does look like things are going to shift as we get through the day tomorrow. the reason why is the low-pressure sitting over the southwest, and pulling up all of the moisture from the south, that low is going to move east, and winds around low-pressure goes counter clockwise. so that's what is going to happen as it shifts east, the winds will become more westerly, meaning with west winds coming into the rockies, denver being on the other side, on the east slopes on the front range, they are going to get that drier air and not the heavy dumping of rainfall. we'll have more coming up. thank you. secretary of state john kerry met with his russian counterpart today. phil is following the diplomatic efforts for us from geneva, and
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there is a lot that separates russia and the u.s. when it comes to syria. did this first meeting bring them any closer? >> well, tony, frankly, no, not really. keeping in mind today was really started pretty late. both of these dignitaries had to travel lengthy distances and at short notice to get here. so they started late in the evening, and had opening remarks, and the russian foreign minister and the secretary of state are pretty stuck in their positions, not giving a lot of middle ground. the russians saying they want the possibility of a military strike just taken off of the agenda all together. and the secretary of state said that the regime of bashar al-assad has to remain under the belief that the u.s. could
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strike, and he sent the message not only to damascus, but to his russian counterpart that the u.s. remains serious about this. >> this is not a game. it has to be real. it has to be comprehensive. it has to be verifiable. it has to be credible. it has to be timely and implemented in a timely fashion. and finally, there ought to be consequences. >> and tony -- and tony, all of those points, the timeliness, the effectiveness, and possibility of consequences are all things we have been hearing around the continent today, from london, pairs, and officials within the state department, and those three points are things that the russians have also dug their heels in about, so this is
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only the beginning of these talks in geneva, and there is a lot on the table, and there will be an awful lot to discussion, whether they can find the middle ground will be a very tall order. >> i wonder if nifb there is talk about how to actually end syria's civil war? >> tony, that has been at least floated here. it's -- it's -- as i mentioned -- i mean there an awful lot to talk about, not only whether or not there can be some sort of un resolution that all sides can agree upon, but how to implement it, and both delegations have arrived with an awful lot of experts, talking about whether or not logistically they can do this, militarily, how they can do it safely amist the civil war, but there is talk that perhaps there could be a ceasefire, and this
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could lead to the geneva two, geneva one being the meeting that hand last year, in which opposition members and members of the regime came to try to find a way to get to a ceasefire or ultimately a peace. but right now, yeah, the big question still remains what do we do about these chemical weapons and getting out of the current crisis we're in. >> i'm always interested to know, phil, who is in the room? who has been invited to participate? who else is there with a seat at the table in geneva? i'm thinking the rebels? is there a representative from the rebels there? i think we just lost phil. the united nations has received documents from the syrian government about joining the global treaty, and the syrian ambassador says it means his country are part of the un
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treaty, but some are saying no so fast. james bays is here with us, and what does the new document mean? let's start there. >> i think this somebody important because it is syria writing a letter to the united nations saying it would like to join the convention about the use of chemical weapons. syria one of the very few countries in the world that hasn't signed this, and one of the countries that has the biggest stock of chemical weapons. some western diplomats are somewhat concerned about this, because if you go under the rules of the organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons, which syria is now wanting to join, then you get 30 days to again come up with an inventory to lay out exactly how many weapons, how many rockets that could deliver weapons, how many stockpiles and factories to
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deal with the chemical weapons you have. the western nations want this all to be timely, was the word. they don't want this all to be drawn out, and a stalled process. there is actually a resolution drawn up first by the french, and then with the u.s. and uk, this is the latest draft of that resolution, and i can tell you in this resolution, the western nations say syria should have just 72 hours to come completely clean, tell everyone where their chemical weapons are and exactly what they have got. >> james, what do we know about the new un security council resolution? >> there is no resolution as of yet. there is this draft resolution that will be worked through the process, but i suspect this is just one draft, because this is a very complicated process. i suspect what we're going to see if there is progress in geneva, they will come back
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here, and then they have the very difficult job of trying to set over a mechanism to hand over these chemical weapons, and they are going to do that in the middle of an active war zone. >> james, thank you. president obama expressed cautious hope today that the new diplomatic efforts of the u.s., herb -- russia and syria will lead to a peaceful resolution. >> i am hopeful that the discussions that secretary kerry had has with foreign minister lavrov as well as some of the other players in this can yield a concrete result, and i know that he is going to be working very hard over the next several days to see what possibilities are there. earlier today, president obama said with the diplomatic efforts on syrian efforts, it is
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time to work on more domestic affairs. an ice cream shop caught fire and spread to several other buildings in new jersey's boardwalk. part of that area were rebuilt last fall after being danged by superstorm sandy. twitter is going public. the social media site announced the news in a tweet this afternoon. it is valued at more than $10 billion by private investors and is on track to rake in nearly $60 million in sales in 2013. it is the most anticipated initial public offering since facebook went public last year. egypt will remain under state of emergency for two more
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months. the interim prime minister says the nighttime curfew could be eased. the state of emergency was put in place in august. it was supposed to last for just a month. while the world is focused on syria, a u.s. research institute says north korea may have started a nuclear reactor capable of producing plutonium for nuclear weapons. >> reporter: the reactor has been out of depreciation since 2008, that's when a cooling tower was destroyed by the north korean government to comply with a disarmament deal, but in april the north said it would restart the reactor. researchers say satellite pictures show steam rising from their building that houses turbines and generators. >> they are building up their nuclear capabilities. part of that means increasing
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their stockpile for material for nuclear weapons, and improving their delivery, probably in preparation for future tests. >> reporter: the news agency says a diplomatic source describes the aging reactor as being in sa nightmarish state, and it says it is obvious some works are being conducted. >> translator: when north korea's 5 megawatt nuclear reactor is restarted, plutonium will be able to be produced continuously. i think north korea should stop the running of the nuclear reactor. >> reporter: the u.s. d
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dip -- diplomat has arrived to resume negotiations in tokyo. bernard smith, al jazeera. a new housing boom. coming up immigrants buying houses for their families, and pumping up the economy.
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♪ >> welcome back everyone. let's give you an update now on the massive fire burning in seaside park, new jersey. the fire broke out at core's custard ice cream shop. these are live pictures right now, and pictures from earlier
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now, a portion of that boardwalk was rebuilt following superstorm sandy. several firefighters as well as residents had to be treated for smoke inhalation. ♪ wal-mart says it will move ahead with its plans to open stars in washington, d.c., that after the mayor vetoed the living age bill. he blocked the plan that would required a minimum wage of $12.50 an hour. wal-mart said it would pull the plug on its plans to come to washington if the bill became law. a judge has approved a plan for american to merge with u.s. airways. there a trial over the lawsuit
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scheduled for november. a federal judge won't stop the city of richmond from trying to keep homeowners to keep their homes that with underwater. banks say the plan would set a dangerous precedent that could cost thimbles. and shares slip as investors turn their attention to next week's federal reserve meeting. the dow dropping nearly 26 points. for some owning a home is part of the american dream, something that has been hard to achieve in recent years, but in chicago, immigrants are helping to sustain the housing market there. >> reporter: homeowner victor wanted a piece of the american dream, but couldn't afford it. >> i used to rent and as my
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family was growing, i needed a bigger place to live. >> reporter: originally from ex-question and answer doer he immigranted to the united states in the early 1990s. this summer the 41-year-old father of two and his wife finally bought a two bedroom home, but it was struggle. since the housing crisis unfolded the path to homeownership has become increasingly complex. without a significant down payment, good credit, and steady income, some immigrants have had a difficult time securing a mortgage. victor found help from the resurrection project. >> the work we're doing prepare families for homeownership is creating a demand for housing in communities where previously because of the foreclosure crisis were on a decline. >> reporter: according to a new study, immigrant homeownership has been sustaining communities across the nation. >> the impact of immigration in
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the past ten years alone has added up to hens of thousands of dollars to the value of the home owned by americans in some studies. >> reporter: immigrant homeownership has pumped some $3.7 trillion into the u.s. housing market. in the chicago area since 1970, while 900,000 residents moved out, 600,000 immigrants moved in. >> with 600,000 residents gone the city would have a lot more problems. chicago is doing a lot better than detroit. >> researchers also point out an increase in home prices means left affordable housing options. for victor, finding a house that fit his budget was key to
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finding a better life. >> owning a home, it is part of the american dream, and i'm glad that now i -- i have a home. >> reporter: a foundation for his family and a life well lived. ♪ ross is here with your sports headlines, and more damming allegations in college football, huh? >> yeah, here we go again. earlier in the week, "sports illustrated" came out with the report aledging that oklahoma state was paying their players among other things. now yahoo sports is aledging that alabama state was paying some of their players. one received over $45,000. alabama says they are investigating the matter.
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mark sanchez making headlines today, and he is not even playing tonight. before the game sanchez told the nfl network that there is no doubt he won the competition over the rookie geno smith. and sanchez said he plans to get back on the field for the jets this season. now speaking of drama, the marlins, jose fernandez crossed the line, admiring his home run, flipped his bat, took his sweet time around the bases, which is a no-no. and he should know better than that, because he is a pitcher. the braves started saying some naughty words and the benches emptied. after the game the 21-year-old apologized. >> yeah, learn your lesson. >> yeah. >> coming up a return to one of our top stories, colorado
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flooding. we will check in with rebecca stephenson to see if any relief is in sight. and a new kind of doctor's visit, patients are now sharing appointments. we'll explain this concept.
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♪ well come back to al jazeera, i'm tony harris. here are the headlines. in colorado several days of rain have lead to flooding and mud slides. at least three people have died and hundreds of residents in boulder county have been told to head for higher ground. firefighters in new jersey are still working to put out a fire at a resort. the boardwalk at seaside park caught on fire a few hours ago. bashar al-assad is telling the united states to stop threatening his country. working on diplomacy in geneva, secretary of state john kerry and the russian foreign minister working on working out an
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agreement for syria. here with us is a senior fellow on foreign relations, charles great to talk with you. charles what are your thoughts on this? will we get anything significant, positive from the talks in geneva? >> it's very difficult to tell, because going in to these negotiations one has to have a good measure of skepticism, partly because syria and russia haven't been that trustworthy before. and even if they are negotiating in good faith, the actual task of getting into a civil war are weapons inspectors, sequestering the chemical weapons, protecting them, destroying them, this is a really difficult thing to do. and i think the obama administration will be
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listening, watching, hoping, but keeping eyes wide open about the whole project. >> what is the motivation for russia to jump into the negotiation and toss this diplomatic lifeline at this moment? have you thought about that? >> well, i think there are two. one is that the russians have always been interested in trying to foil american diplomacy, stand up to the united states, not just on this syria question, but on edward snowden, the nsa leaker, on missile defense, on nato expansion, on libya, across the board, so this is one way of trying to push back against washington. and the second thing the one thing i think russia most digit likes is the unilateral use of american power, and in particular in the service of regime change, the violation of the sovereignty of states, and i think putin sees this offer as a
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way of forstalling american military action. >> i'm wondering if russia has military hardware in syria that could have come under a u.s. targeted attack if it hadn't moved forward? >> well, the russians sell a lot of weaponry in syria. the russians have been very involved in intelligence and training. whether they have their own assets in the country that could have been hit, i doubt. but there's no question that syria is the last redoubt of economic influence in the middle east. they are an ally in a region that has tilted away from russia, so in that sense, i think putin is holding on
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tightly to the assad regime so keep its finger on the country. >> i know there was a lot of skepticism about this process playing out, but are you of a view that it would be a better outcome to have a deal that could be verified moving forward, and it could be a better outcome than what could be achieved by any u.s. strike? >> yes, if -- if there is a real will on behalf of the russians, the syrians, the un to make this happen and it happens in a verifiable way, assad gives up his most dangerous weapons, then i think it's a good outcome, and that's because none of us want to see military strikes. it would only increase the bloodshed even if it does push back against the assad regime, and it's also unmistakable that
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the appetite for that military strike in the united states among the public and congress was shaky, and therefore had obama decided to go ahead with the military strike, it would have created bit of a political storm, in fact he may not have gotten a yes vote in congress. so it may be if not the outcome that obama wanted to begin with, a second-best outcome because it gets him off of the political hook. >> all right. charles thank you so much for w your time. massive flash flooding in colorado today. the floods were fuelled by monsoon rains. at least three people are dead. we have seen collapsed homes, breached dams, and buckled roads, and the danger is far from over. >> reporter: it is the wettest day in boulder county's history.
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dozens of roads are closed. >> this is not your ordinary day. >> reporter: the storm covers the entire front range corridor. >> the difference with this storm is it is impacting every drainage in our country from st. vain on. we just lost a major road a few minutes ago. >> reporter: some mountain and foothill areas are completely inaccessible. those who did venture out found themselves in unpredictable and dangerous situations. three people were rescued after their cars crashed into a swollen creek when a culvert collapsed. >> we just adapt and do the best we can to get everyone out there and have a positive outcome.
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>> reporter: authorities begged people to stay home. >> it's not a good day to travel, it's not a good day to risk you or your kids. >> reporter: the rain and flash floods had boulder creek rushing at up to ten times normal speed. at first people came out to look at and play in the water, but authorities warned that could cause them their lives. >> we saw all of the people out here, and noticed that these were starting to flood, so figured rather than sitting inside, we would come out and hem. >> the university of colorado was closed after most buildings flooded. the governor approved a disaster declaration and will request emergency help from fema. >> we're bracing ourselves for the worst. >> reporter: people here say they haven't seen anything like this for 25 years. tamara banks, al jazeera, boulder, colorado. voyager one becomes the
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first man made object to leave the solar system. it has been wandering the galaxy since august 2012. the spacecraft was first launched in 1977 to explore the outer planet s and possibly journey to the depths of outer space. brazil wants answers about aledged spying there. documents leaked by edward snowden show the president's emails have been hacked, the white house say the reports destoert the nsa's activities, but it will act on brazil's concerns. would you be willing to share a doctor's appointment? and coming up in sports we go inside the ring with floyd
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mayweath mayweather, jr. ross will have that and more.
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>> california is asking a federal court to ex tend the deadline for reducing its prison population. state lawmakers approved a plan to spend hundreds of millions of dollars to lease cells for inmates in private prisons and county jail. but if the court extends the deadline, part of the money would be ordered for rehabilitation programs. researchers may have found a vaccine thaefkttively wipes out a strain of hiv that in fact monkeys, that strain is different than the one that effects humans, but as reported, it could be a promising
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development. >> reporter: monkeys like these are susceptible to a virus called siv. it's the same virus from which hiv is thought to have originated. the researchers infected 16 monkeys with modified herpes virus. it activates the monkey's immune system, they infected the monkeys then with siv and saw encouraging results. >> the virus got in and moves around at low level, but it -- it was subsequently cleared, so that by two years later, three years later, the monkeys looked like normal monkeys, and there is no evidence of the siv virus still
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being there. >> reporter: earlier this year, timothy brown was effectively been cured of hiv. but the procedure is expensive and too dangerous to carry out unless the patient already has blood cancer. that's why researchers are working on developing a vaccine. >> we might be able to use the vaccine either to prevent infection or to have the infection cleared or potentially to apply it to individuals who already have the infection and therapy. >> reporter: the researchers have already started work on a human trial vaccine. they have to test it in the next two years. the hiv virus splay originally come from monkeys, and now they are playing a crucial role in the hunt for his cure. the first lady's drink up
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initiative will encourage americans to not only exercise but drink at least one more glass of water a day. health experts recommend that we drink at least eight glasses of water a day. it is getting harder to see a doctor these days, and the problem could get worse. the association of american medical colleges say the u.s. will face a shortage of more than 90,000 primary care physicians by 2020. and some doctors are already fining way to deal with the shortage. >> reporter: this one-week old is having his first checkup. he and his mom are far from alone. this is a group checkup for newborns. welcome to the world of shared medical appointments, or smas. >> translator: i feel well. i feel very comfortable and i learn a lot because there were
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other moms like me with more questions. >> reporter: these group sessions are possible answer to the national doctor shortage. here they include one on one exams, but the concerns and questions raised by the parents lead to group discussions. she was concerned she wasn't producing enough milk because her son seemed hungry all the time. the doctor explained what she was going through was normal. and all of the other moms get the same reassurance. >> a lot of confusion has been solved. >> reporter: when the hospital started this shared appoint six weeks ago, a lot of parents weren't on board with it. >> they look at each other to see okay, these are the same parents -- the other parents are going through the same problem. it looks like a support group for them.
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>> reporter: group appointments are volunteer but easier to get than one on one visits. medical insurance and medicaid covers them. and she says instead of seeing four patients an hour, she can see up to 15 in a group setting. according to the texas medical association the state ranks 45th in the nation in number of physicians to population. texas has 43,000 doctors for 23 million people. but for these nine moms and few dads, the shared medical appointments make sense, providing group support and quality medical care. mark snyder, al jazeera, dallas. and with us now from dallas is dr. donna persad from parkland hospital. doctor good to talk to you. i have got to ask you, will this
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approach work with adults? are you working with adults in thissing kind of a setting? >> well, very interestingly, the origin of this visit came from dr. nofsinger, and the adult model was the first model. and that was a model we got in service around 2007 when i joined parkland, and i believe we may have been the first in the nation that tried it out on new borns. so the model was first in adults, and it was family medicine, and i believe the patient population they focused on were diabetic patients, because that is another group that has needs -- lots of health care, team education and support, lots of people with the same experience, and as you can see from what the mom's said this is a opportunity not only
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for access, but to increase the value of the visit because you can benefit from the information that you are hearing given to other people. >> well, doctor, i don't know if i'm like most folks, i hope not, but i might have been a little reluctant at the idea of discussing my issues in a group setting. was there any reluctance at the beginning of the program from adults to discuss the problem with others in the room? >> well, i think that -- [ technical difficulties ] and we have a script that describes to any patient being invited to this type of appointment, a description of what will happen, and it is a choice, and those who are uncomfortable choose not to do
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this. we also design these visits so that if someone looks uncomfortable, and it's explained at the beginning that if there is something they are uncomfortable talking about in the group, we offer a way to make that private part of the encounter. >> speaking of which, how do you protect that valued concept of the doctor/patient confident he is -- con if ied tealty agreement? >> these are individual appoints that are in a shared setting, so we keep the same amount of protection as we do with patient privacy, and meet the same quality markers of care, and the patients have to sign a confident shealty statement about protecting information.
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and if they won't do that, they won't attend this type of visit. >> is this a little bit ahead of its time? >> when these visits started about seven to eight years ago, it was primarily an access and quality of care discussion about why we should do this, and i think the primary care shortage and getting group support, hearing the information, and processing it, is increasing in importance, because we have chronic diseases, such as diabetes, overweight, that really to get a patient to become better and to get our population better, it's really the shared experience in -- in behavior modification. that's what we're all battling that we need help with.
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and the shared setting we know from the behavioral and psychology world is a much better setting to influence behavior. >> doctor what is behind the shortage of primary care physicians? what is that all about? >> well, i think there -- [ technical difficulties ] that medical education has become very expensive, and medical students worry about their ability to pay debts. there is inequity in the
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reimbursement of specialty care. and that incentivizes medical students to choose specialty care over primary care. >> well, no wonder, with that list we have a shortage of primary care physicians. doctor thank you for joining us. >> thank you so much. >> it has been a pleasure. ♪ >> ross is here with sports. let's talk about thursday night football. >> thursday night football, patriots and jets. mark sanchez making headlines and he is not even playing. before the game he told the nfl network -- [ technical difficulties ] here is the deal markey mark, if smith plays well, sanchez will never see the field. he has an attorney -- torn
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ligament in his shoulder and needs surgery. sanchez will be on the field tonight as a cheerleader when the jets strap it up against tom brady and the patriots. >> they present a lot of challenges. a lot of alignments, looks, coverages. very smart team. very disciplined. they don't make a lot of mental mistakes. >> these nfl games take a lot out of you, so you need to make sure you do your best to recover to play on a thursday night game like this. again, you just have to really study hard, because you don't have that extra few days off. >> it's awesome. it's awesome in new york. it has been that way for a long time. any time you -- you see them on the schedule, there's -- you know, you just think of all of the great games you have had against them, and you think of how challenging the game will be.
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are you ready for fight night in vegas? our darren haines has more on the superfight. ♪ >> reporter: meet the champion, floyd mayweather, jr., at 36 he is widely considered to be the greatest boxer of his era, winning world titles in five different weight classes. to say he has dominated boxing would be an understatement, as he comes into the fight with a 44-0 record. flashy, outspoken, and never one to shy away from the cameras, he knows how to drum up hype for a fight. >> just being the best. going down as a legend, going down as an icon, that motivates floyd mayweather. >> reporter: and then there is the challenger, the 23-year-old quiet fighter from mexico, who is known for his power and strength. he is the junior middleweight
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champ with a record of 42-0. many believe he could be the toughest opponent mayweather has seen in years. another person who is certain of his victory is oscar day la jolla, who also is his promoter. day la jolla has his own history with mayweather, so it's no surprise he is mentoring the underdog. >> millions of people believe he is going to win. and that's the difference with every other fight that mayweather has been involved with. when he fought victor ortiz, when he fought a lot of his opponents, they didn't believe that they were going to win. people believe that canelo is going to win. i know he is going to win. >> reporter: he grew up in a small town outside of guadalajara, and boxing was in
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his blood from the start. all of his six brothers went on to box in the pros. but it was canelo who went on to become mexico's pride and joy. >> people in the world loved him over, because he was such a devastating puncher, serious when it came to his training, his craft, but a likable human being outside of the ring. >> translator: i have always said i never fought up my potential at 100%. my rivals haven't been able to bring that out to me, but i think mayweather will bring that out of me, and you'll see that on saturday night. >> reporter: but others see him as being too young and experienced to take on one of the best fighters of all time. >> translator: i'm ready for this. that's the reason why i asked for the fight. i want this fight. i'm ready. >> i have been in there with
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guys that punch hard, guys that box good, and i'm one individual that can make adjustments. you know? it's about making adjustments and i have been here before. i know what it takes when it is a fight of this magnitude. stay focused, be first, and listen to my corner. >> he is guaranteed at least $41.5 million, while alvarez is expected to get around $12 million. the 36-year-old versus the new kid on the block, 23-year-old, mayweather heavily favored. >> yeah, we'll keep an eye on that. this fire burning on the jersey show -- jersey shore.
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we'll talk about that next. ç]
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we are watching a fire that broke out on the jersey shore.
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you can see here, the black smoke and the flames, and no help from mother nature when it comes to this fire. we have winds gusting ahead of a cold front and some strong thunderstorms approaching. wind gusts up to 25 miles an hour as the winds have been coming up out of the south, southwest. near is the line of showers and thunderstorms, bringing intense heavy rains and incredibly gusty winds. this will be a difficult process to work through in fighting a fire. as we have severe thunderstorm watches issued here throughout much of the northeast. rainfall totals have been pretty heavy in spots with this particular storm, so we're going to see the rain work its way towards atlantic city, but we have a lot of warnings in place here for flash flooding. ♪
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♪ welcome to al jazeera, i'm tony harris. here are the headlines. let's take a look at the pictures from new jersey. a massive fire has broken out in seaside park, new jersey. the ice cream shop caught fire quickly engulfing much of the area. diplomacy at work in geneva. secretary of state john kerry and sergey lavrov met today. they are trying to work out a deal that would rid syria of its chemical weapons. syrian president

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