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this is bbc news. the headlines at 7pm: a mixed reception forjustin gatlin as he is awarded his gold medal in the men's 100metre final after beating popular favourite usain bolt into third. six years on, jessica ennis—hill receives a gold medal for the 2011 championships, her heptathlon silver was upgraded after the russian winner failed a drugs test. the government orders a review into the cost of energy but critics say it's too little too late. both the us and china welcome tougher sanctions against north korea in the wake of its recent ballistic missile testing. the search for two men who are missing following a fishing trip in the english channel has been called off. one man has died, and another rescued. also in the next hour... is the internet as bad as junk food? the children's commissioner warns parents about youngsters bingeing on the internet in the summer holidays. and arsenal win the community shield at wembley, beating
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chelsea on penalties. in the last few minutes justin gatlin has been awarded his gold medalfor winning the men's 100 metre final. he got a mixed reception, after heavy booing yesterday when he beat usain bolt into third place. justin gatlin has been twice suspended in the past because of doping. joining me now from the london stadium is our sports presenter 0lly foster. it's pretty uncomfortable to listen to that kind of reaction, isn't it? yes, but we were getting used to it pretty much, because from the first moment he stepped onto the track,
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that was on friday, he was booed whenever his name came over the tannoy. so too in the semifinals. well, especially after the final last night, that astonishing final in which he crept up on the rail to beat the great usain bolt. bolts taking bronze in the end. another american, christian coleman who certainly was notjeered when he stepped onto the podium for his silver medal, he is 21, a great future ahead of him. a brilliant athlete. justin gatlin, the man who divides it, pretty much not straight down the middle because from most quarters here, they feel he got away very likely with his first drugs ban for amphetamines. he claims to have attention deficit disorder, that's where he tested positive then. he got a two—year ban, down to one year, but then was found to have advanced levels of testosterone in his system in tales and six. he was banned for eight years, effectively
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a lifetime ban, but that was an appeal brought by down to four yea rs. appeal brought by down to four years. the 35—year—old man, justin gatlin and printer, getting... this is awkward. his gold medal from the president of the iws, lord coe, who only on the bbc this morning said he was pushing for a lifetime ban for justin gatlin. but they could not do it, the lawyers got involved because there is always the thought that people do deserve a second chance. because he is allowed to compete here, he is not the only athlete by any here, he is not the only athlete by a ny stretch here, he is not the only athlete by any stretch who has served drugs bans, that you can count on probably two hands or your toes as well, the other athletes who have been caught and have been banned for various lengths of time. justin gatlin, it is felt because it was a second strike, he really should not still be competing. but he still is. he says he served his time and the likes of usain bolt have inspired him to carry on competing. we got
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some booze, somejeers, but lots of applause as well, usain bolt was so gracious in defeat, and asked for respect, saying he has nothing against the man. athletes know this is the way they had to compete. they are so is the way they had to compete. they are so used to coming up against drugs cheats these days. and people who have had a very tainted past. drugs cheats these days. and people who have had a very tainted pastm course when we seejessica ennis hill, possibly the first woman who has been pregnant to receive a gold medal. which was a fantastic sight. she has had to wait six years for it. joe pavey had to wait ten years to get her reallocated bronze medal from 0saka in 2007. that's the iws have been doing over the last two nights, trying to write all those wrong is when it has come light that there are various cheats who made onto the podium down the years at world athletics. they have said wright, all those athletes, we want to give them their moment in the sun and if their gold medallists as we saw the jessica ennis and if their gold medallists as we saw thejessica ennis hill, give
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them their national anthem as well. it was wonderful. all those 2012 memories came flooding back off when she was top of the podium, it was tatiana of the gold medal winning heptathlete is, the russian from 2011 who was found to have cheated. she was also stripped of her page in bronze and her london bronze medals as well. it was wonderful. there was as well. it was wonderful. there was a small tearfrom jessica as well. it was wonderful. there was a small tear from jessica ennis as well. she was so happy. you are right, looking very healthy, expecting her second child as well. before you go, let's talk about katarina johnson, not doing so in the highjumpa katarina johnson, not doing so in the highjump a much better today with chaplin. yes, but it is not enough. the javelin she did particularly well then, it was a season particularly well then, it was a season ‘s best from her, but that terrible high jump is season ‘s best from her, but that terrible highjump is where season ‘s best from her, but that terrible high jump is where she really lets herself down. 20th best in the javelin, she did really well in the javelin, she did really well in the 200 metres late last night, and the long jump early this morning. that pulled up into bronze.
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she's back down on faith, there is just one more events ago. that is after 8pm. the 800 metres. she, katarina johnson thompson, if you add up all the points of her rivals, she is not going to be caught, the belgium, the olympic champion, she will win gold. but what katarina johnson thompson has to do, is beat all her rivals by about 16 and a half seconds, we think. they all have to have a terrible day if she is to win, she has to blitz the 800 metres like never before. it is just not going to happen. she has had a better day today but yesterday that hijab ruled out of convention. thank you very much for now. -- that high jump you very much for now. -- that high jump called her out of contention. ellis cashmore is a visiting sociology professor at aston university and the author of ‘making sense of sports'. he's in our birmingham studio. welcome, thank you forjoining us. a lot of people clearly in that
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stadium seating justin gatlin taking the gold medal, feeling he should not be there at all. what is your view? i think they have been led by the nose on this one. they cheered several other athletes who have served doping suspensions. they seemed either ignorant of that all prepared to give them a free pass. it is just gatlin male singling out, i think he's bigger sin is really beating bolts, rather than the drugs violation. if anybody really examines the two cases that caused his suspensions, really they were both, i wince a suspect, but there we re both, i wince a suspect, but there were mitigating circumstances surrounding both of them. i could feel quite sorry for gatland, because this is his moment of glory. he has been denied it by this very... it's not the reaction we associate with the british, let's put it that way. we are good sports, known to be good sports in any case, around the world. this to mean
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showed a certain curmudgeonly nests. allowing people back after a doping offence, whether it isjustin gatlin 01’ offence, whether it isjustin gatlin or anyone else. what damage does it do to the image, the reputation of athletics? how do we as those watching it know we can trust what we are seeing? can we trust any sport nowadays gritter much can we just cycling? amateur swimming? football? boxing, you name it. all mainstream sports have a job issue in one way or another. athletics is just one of them and it is shown in stark relief because we have had a number of high—profile play cases dating back to the 1980s and the ben johnston case, which lit the fuse. the thing that is clear, and i know i will upset many of our viewers when i say this, but it is signally clear that there is no way to stop doping in sport. athletes are competing for very, very high stakes
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nowadays. they are prepared to do whatever it takes. this is a dog eat dog world kind of thing, in all sports, all professional sports at least. money dictates that people are prepared to take risks. gatlin, i think was probably a bit foolish, because his first violation was i think an accident. an honest error. the second, i don't know. there were some ambiguities about it. the general principle is this, as far as iam general principle is this, as far as i am concerned. as a society, we believe in rehabilitation. we believe in rehabilitation. we believe that if you commit the crime, you do the time, and when you come out, you have served it and then you can move on with your life. why can't we do that in sport? it seems as if people have a different mental bracket for sport. they say, well, you commit an offence, you are finished. your career is over. that seems to be brutal and a perversion of natural justice.
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seems to be brutal and a perversion of naturaljustice. doing it once, people might forgive, doing it twice? then you see someone like usain bolt to his superhuman probably, and has achieved so much. and stayed clean. that is what sticks in peoples call, isn't it?|j think it probably is, but i think i would also point out that gatlin himself is what, five years older than bolt? he has come back from adversity, and managing the doggedness, the determination the incredible motivation and personal resolve in coming back. really, several times over the past few yea rs, several times over the past few years, but has really shown him the way home. —— usain bolt has really shown him the way. they must of been times where he has thought, i cannot beat this guy for love nor money, let's just forget it. but he did not, he knuckled down and persisted and went on and on and on. until he has finally beaten bolt. i think we
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have to admire a guy for that. i know i will not be popular but saying that, but this guy gatlin is the least popular champion of any sport, certainly in my history. i can't remember anybody who has been as unpopular as gatlin is, and still won something. i can remember in the late days of mohammed 0llie, when he was being beaten by the likes of larry holmes and trevor birbeck, homes and birbeck were not vilified as gatlin has been. you off against the romantics who like to think they're on a sports people out there. professor, thank you very much. and we'll find out how this story — and many others — are covered in tomorrow's front pages at 10:30 and 11:30pm this evening in the papers — our guestsjoining tonight are tom bergin, and kate andrews. the government says it wants an independent review of the cost of energy, just days after british gas raised standard electricity prices, by twelve and a half per cent. theresa may injune's election, had pledged to cap energy prices, but shelved the plans,
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after losing her conservative majority. now the business secretary, greg clark, says the review will look at how prices can be kept low, while ensuring the uk meets climate change targets. here's our business correspondent joe lynam. how much we pay for our energy to run our households and companies always ignites our passions. policies like capping energy prices to support working families... that's why theresa may promised a price cap and an independent probe into the energy sector before the general election. the cap may have been shelved, but this oxford university professor, dieter helm, has only three months to find out where any fat can be trimmed from our energy bills. he says he'll sort all the facts from the myths about pricing and costs. but some consumer groups are sceptical. prices are a very real problem for families across britain, and a very urgent problem. this review is going to deliver benefits in years' time, if it delivers benefits at all. so people are left with the feeling of a government that is kicking the can down the road. forfamilies like myself, i'm
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a single mother, and other families who struggle with health care or child issues. it's a vital service. you can'tjust have it at the click of a finger. they will have to go away, review it, if they have problems like the price cap, obviously they should deliver on it. there are many stages in the energy value chain, but the main ones include buying gas and electricity on wholesale markets. that accounts for 36% of a typical bill. moving it through pipes and cables — or distribution costs — accounts for 29% of a typical bill. but 13% of our bill also includes the subsidies for poorer households, and the cost of developing britain's renewable — or green — energy supplies. the rest is made up of operational costs and vat. tom burke, who used to advise labour and conservative governments on energy policy, says there's not much
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that can be achieved in a three—month time frame. i think a review this short is essentially headline management. i don't think dieter, heroic though he is, is going to be able to come up with something that isn't already widely discussed inside the energy community where we know that the quickest and cheapest way to drive bills down is to improve the efficiency of our buildings. after british gas said it would be raising a standard electricity prices by 12 and a half percent, this probe will allow the government to say it is not tone deaf in the face of rising prices. joe lynam, bbc news. america and china, have welcomed tough new un sanctions on north korea following its recent ballistic missile launches. china's foreign minister says he hopes pyongyang, will now make what he calls the ‘smart decision' on future testing. he's been meeting the us secretary of state rex tillerson, at a gathering of ministers from south—east asian countries. yogita limeye's report from the south korean capital seoul contains flash photography.
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putting on a united front in manila. rex tillerson is on a mission. america wants more countries to isolate north korea, a day after all members of the security council voted to ban exports from pyongyang. the measures were even backed by china, north korea's ally and top trade partner. translation: the chinese side urged the north koreans to calmly handle the un security council resolutions and not do anything unbeneficial such as a missile launch or a nuclear test. at this meeting, the two leaders described the sanctions as a good outcome. testing missiles like this one is
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what prompted the sanctions. for north korea the new sanctions could mean a loss of about $1 billion. but experts say it is unlikely to deter the state from conducting more nuclear and missile tests. the north koreans are unlikely to negotiate anything until they will have a proven capability to deliver a nuclear strike to the continental united states. once they get such a capability, probably in a few years, they are probably going to talk. here in seoul the president's office has welcomed the un resolution but the response in north korea has been expectedly belligerent. a newspaper run by the country's ruling party said the us would be catapulted into a sea of fire if it did not change its hostile policy towards pyongyang. in manila the us secretary of state commemorated those who died in world war ii, and with his meetings there he hopes to contain the threat from north korea. it is making america nervous,
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but there seems to be no immediate solution. yogita limaye, bbc news, seoul. the headlines on bbc news: a mixed reception forjustin gatlin as he is awarded his gold medal in the men's 100metre final after beating popular favourite usain bolt into third. the government orders a review into the cost of energy but critics say it's too little too late. both the us and china welcome tougher sanctions against north korea in the wake of its recent ballistic missile testing. a man has died and two others are missing, after a boat sank in the english channel off shoreham in west sussex. one other man is recovering after being found clinging to a life buoy by the crew of a fishing boat. simonjones is
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simon jones is full loving simonjones is full loving leader elements and sent us this update. —— is following developments. they were ona is following developments. they were on a night fishing trip to what actually happened is the police believe it's possible that their vote was hit by another vessel. it is clear that what ever the cause of the vote going down, it happened very quickly. there was no time for the four men on board to make emergency calls ten 909, all members of theirfamily. emergency calls ten 909, all members of their family. there was no time for them to put on a life vests. the vote went down quickly and it was only several hours later that a fishing boat was passing through the water around two miles from the shore here and spotted a man in the water, clinging to that life buoy. they managed to get the man to the shore and he has now been treated in hospital. anybody that spends that length of time, numerous hours potentially, in the sea, without any protective equipment at this time of year, it's a nice day but the sea is still cold.
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very, very lucky to be alive. this time of year i understand the temperature of the water is about 15 degrees, so sadly, as time goes on, the hope of finding other survivors has to be diminishing? that's right. 15,16 degrees this time of year probably. the longer any search goes on, the more slim the chances of finding somebody alive. those things are extended if you are wearing life jackets or any protective equipment. based on what we found so far, we do not believe that is the case. unfortunately the chances of survival are very slim as this goes on. what resources are you committing to this as the day goes on? that will be determined once we configure all the search efforts that are going on. lifeboats, various wind farm vessels, plus all the pleasure craft that are passing through the area. the area has been really thoroughly saturated already. we will review it now and decide where we go from here.
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we understand that the man who was rescued is from a mania but lives in london. he raised the alarm about three of his friends also from romania, another man living in london and another to living nearby. as we heard there was a huge search taking place, involving two helicopters and also the lifeboat, the body of a man recovered around 8am this morning. despite those extensive searches, they could not see any trace of those other two missing man. reluctantly, during the course of the afternoon, the coast guard took the decision to call off the search. they say they will review that if any new information comes to light. but the reality is, after so much time, it is pretty much impossible that these men could still be alive in the water. it's thought a man missing for almost a month has been found in his own home.
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police believe the remains which were discovered in bo'ness are those of arnold mouat. the 64—year—old was last seen by family members at his house in panbrae road on the sixth ofjuly. his death's not thought to be suspicious, but the case has been referred to the police watchdog, which will look into how it was handled by police scotland. venezuelan authorities say they've foiled an attack on an army base in the country's third largest city, valencia. video released on social media appeared to show a group of men in military uniform saying they were launching an uprising to restore democracy in venezuela. diosdado cabello of the governing united socialist party described it as a terrorist attack and says troops have been deployed to guarantee internal security. earlier, opposition leader leopoldo lopez was put back under house arrest after being released from prison. mr lopez had been detained on tuesday along with another opponent of the government, antonio ledezma. let's speak now tojennifer mccoy — she's a professor of political
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science at georgia state university and an expert on venezuela. she joins us now from atlanta. professor, thank you very much. it isa professor, thank you very much. it is a very concerning picture emerging in venezuela at the moment. president madeira, according to some, is tightening his grip on power. can you sum up briefly how it has got to the stage? —— president madeira. it has been a long conflict over 15 yea rs, it has been a long conflict over 15 years, but now with the economy in dire straits, with a declining oil crisis and economic mismanagement, the government is in a difficult place with lower popular support, and to propose this extra body, a constituent assembly, to sort of rescue it from its situation is an all—powerful body that was elected by only a minority portion of the population. not according to a
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democratic vote. the total numbers are questioned. now, it has the authority not only to write a new constitution but to dismiss other parts of the government, which it started already by dismissing the attorney general. we have also heard from the chief prosecutor saying she thinks she has been pushed aside so her investigation cannot continue into alleged corruption and human rights abuses. who else could be in the government sites? they have already arrested many protesters as well as some opposition leaders, who have come in and out of house arrest 01’ have come in and out of house arrest or prison. they have split on notice the existing legislature, saying the next plan to lift the immunity of those legislators, so we will see if they are more arrested. there have
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also been other dissidents coming out. some low—level military, who have been arrested as well. it is a very volatile situation. to what extent was there a tendency towards this sort of authoritarianism under president maduro's predecessor, hugo chavez? hugo chavez relied heavily on electoral legitimacy. in fact, he won his own elections with very large margins. he also enjoyed a bonanza during his time so he was able to lift many of the poor out of abject poverty and provide many services. in doing that, the economy began to... well, it came to a standstill. petroleum prices dropped, and the money was no longer there. he left a legacy also of
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having nationalised many companies, and not reinvesting in the petroleum companies. so that when petroleum dropped, they really had nothing else to fall back on. a lot of rhetoric from the united states about venezuela at the moment. how great is that correct? how much would the trump administration like to see the back of president maduro and his party. i think the trump administration has expressed great concern about the situation, and about human rights in venezuela. they have so far been fairly cautious though, in putting on only individuals sanctions targeted to government and military officials. so far they have refrained from a larger economic sanctions, because they fear it will hurt the population. since petroleum is the major source of income, and the us is the major source of dollars. in buying a petroleum, that is used to
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import the food to feed the people. ido import the food to feed the people. i do not believe that any kind of military intervention is being seriously considered, but there may be further financial sanctions if there is no movement toward negotiations in the country, and human rights continue to be abused. thank you, professor. the leader of the liberal democrats, sir vince cable, has criticised elderly brexit supporters, for as he put it "comprehensively shafting" young people in the uk. in an article in a sunday newspaper, he said older leave voters viewed economic pain as a price worth paying to leave the eu, but that many don't have a job at risk. he says they've had the last word on brexit, by imposing a world view coloured by nostalgia for britain's imperial past. german football club hanover is investigating the actions of its fans after their pre—season friendly at burnley was abandoned at half—time yesterday. lancashire police say hanover fans were involved in violence with one of their officers and three stewards being injured. stadium seats were ripped up,
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and thrown at burnley fans. the children's commissioner for england has said parents should limit the amount of time their children spend online, regulating their use of social media as they would junk food. anne longfield says the internet can be addictive, and overuse can have a detrimental affect on children's confidence and wellbeing. tom burridge has the story. kids and screens. it's a constant battle. this seven—year—old is obsessed by his dad's phone. i like playing video games on it. a bunch of crazy ones. you play a lot, don't forget. i do. do you fight sometimes about it? no. on average children now spend 15 hours a week online. parents, says the children's commissioner for england, should impose a limit. we wouldn't let our children out in a strange city
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without giving them guidance and looking after them. and actually we shouldn't for their digital world either. so this is about equipping children, enabling them to have the confidence to manage their time online. and also their confidence to say no to the constant drain and pressure of always being there. she is urging parents to follow fiona and be proactive. i'm always looking in, going through history, things like that. just to double check what they are looking at. because they could open something that they shouldn't be looking at. you just don't know. there's too much out there, really. new guidelines, published online, of course, compare junk food with time on the internet. the advice is simple, just as your children shouldn't eat a cheese burger and chips every day, they shouldn't binge on their phones and computers. the obvious antidote, keeping kids active, but the children's commissioner is calling for a healthy balance. the internet is vital for learning. it is a tricky balance, i think, but you do need to encourage that
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they've got to get some fresh air, they've got to get some exercise. no ipad at dinner time and no phones during times when we are sitting together as families. we talk a lot more and i get to know a lot more about what happens in their school. kids only know a world with smartphones and the internet, so time off—line is vital. tom burridge, bbc news. let's get the weather now. 0urfairly 0ur fairly unsettled spell of august weather continues through the week ahead. some outbreaks of rain around, tonight it will be raining at times across parts of cornwall through wales, the midlands and northern england too. mostly dry and reasonably mild towards the south—east, further north fresher with clear spells, a few showers and temperatures across rural parts of scotla nd temperatures across rural parts of scotland down into single figures. 0n scotland down into single figures. on monday, three zones of whether
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once again. some rain across the south, south wales, parts of central england as well, the far south—east awarding the wet weather probably, staying largely dry and reasonably warm. further north, sunshine of the north wales and northern england with one or two isolated showers but an improved day here. further showers for scotland and northern ireland. three zones again on tuesdayis ireland. three zones again on tuesday is that front continues north, mostly dry but one or two scattered showers could be on the heavy side and the south—east, 20 degrees here, sunshine and showers for scotland and northern ireland. goodbye.


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