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ended in a controversial draw in los angeles. after surviving 12 rounds the judges couldn't separate the pair despite many observers suggesting fury had done enough to win his first meaningful fight since a two and half year absence from the ring. the defining moment came in the final round when fury was knocked down — for the second time in the bout — only to get back on his feet to finish the contest before the judges delivered their verdicts. there were not many people who thought i could come here and box like that after two and a half years out of the ring. it's not been a secret what i have been doing out of the ring. i have been living like a rock star, and that is not a great thing, by the way, because i have had a very low time doing it. i fought back from suicide and mental health and depression and anxiety. and i wanted more than anything tonight to show the world that it can be done. anything is possible with the right mindset. if you believe in yourself, with sacrifice and dedication and the right help, you can come back.
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lennox lewis said "i just saw tyson fury come back from drugs, depression, two years of inactivity and massive weight loss to outbox the wbc heavyweight champion, who was gifted a draw! in a rematch, i can only imagine that he will be even better prepared". some of the reaction to that fight last night. the qualifying draw for euro2020 hasjust been made. the home nations have avoided each other. were among the top seeds and have got czech republic, bulgaria, montenegro, kosovo. there's a really tough group
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for northern ireland, in with the netherlands, germany, estonia and belarus. wales's toughest opponents are croatia. slovakia, hungary and azerbaijan make up group e. tricky one for scotland, belgium, russia, cyprus, kazakhstan and san marino. all these matches will be played between march and november next year. the top two go through to the euros but remember england and scotland have that insurance policy of a play—off spot should they need it, after winning their nations league groups this year. the first of today's three derbies in the premier league is underway at stamford bridge. chelsea taking on west london neighbours fulham 1—0 after pedro scored in the fourth minute. a win will ensure that chelsea stay in the top four. fulham are currently bottom of the table. liverpool host everton later and it's the north
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london derby at 14.05 at the emirates. tottenham are on a good run at the moment after beating chelsea last weekend and keeping themsleves alive in the champions league by beating inter milan in the week. it is a special game. it is tough to play this type of game because it is more than a game. we know what it means for ourfans, this game, but in the last few years i feel that arsenal or chelsea, west ham, any team in london, it is a derby and the special game and means a lot for the fans. there's also a merseyside derby in the women's superleague today that's the early kick—off and everton are leading 2—1 in the second half. goergia stanawy has given leaders arsenal a 1—0 lead against second placed manchester city. that's all the sport for now.
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i'll have more in the next hour. this week on the travel show, we will be in tokyo, host of the 2020 paralympics, finding out what it will be like for disabled visitors travelling to the city. no elevator, so i am just going to have to brave the stairs. also coming up. catching waves at an adapted surfboard school in hawai. travelling with autism, how one family prepares for their first flight together. instead of having them down, we put a solution on them. i am so sorry. first up we're off to tokyo where thousands of disabled athletes and spectators will show up for the summer paralympic games in 2020.
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paul carter has gone to find out how the city is preparing. tokyo, a sprawling metropolis where historic monuments rest alongside a futuristic skyscrapers. my name is paul carter. i am a journalist and this is my first time in tokyo. i have come here to see what life is like for disabled people not only visiting but also those who call this place their home. i was born without any lower arms or legs. i use short prosthetics to get around. i am just off to try and find something to eat. obviously it does pose some challenges, particularly with my height. high stools like this is out of bounds for me. in terms of fatigue, i cannot walk
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for long distances. sometimes people see me and have a perception of who i am and what i might be able to do and what my limitations are. i do not always think their perception necessarily meets my reality. i suppose there is a particular challenge at home which is soup. here it is not considered rude to drink from the bowl so, bon appetit. i'm in the most populated city in the world and i'm heading to its tallest tower, the sky tree, to see what tokyo looks like from on high. this modern icon was built in 2012 and stands at a whopping 634 metres high. floor 350. i am told it can withstand earthquakes up to seven magnitude as well as handle some 10,000 visitors a day. it looks like a lego cityscape. it does not look real. not only the scale of how massive
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this place is but how densely populated it is, tightly packed together. on a clear day, you can see mount fuji in the distance but i think the weather gods have not smiled on us today. me and tall things do not go together to be honest but it is nice to feel i am looking down on things for once. you cannot come to the sky tree tower without having your photo taken. oh my god. i have just realised there is a glass floor. that makes me feel a little bit sick. i really don't like it. i love it. you got my best side. that is so cool. if you can cope with the crowds,
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it is easy to get around. i could've done without the glass floor. not the biggest fan of heights. didn't realise it was there. cracking fun, a really good place to come. away from the modernity, i wanted to find out how tokyo's historic monuments measure up for accessibility. canadian bornjosh, runs a website offering advice to disabled visitors. this is the oldest temple in tokyo, built on the seventh century. it was rebuilt after the second world war. the building is not original animal. one of the things most impressive about this place is they have done a lot to make it accessible. they have done it in a way that does not
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affect the feeling of the place. that is the lift. it is well hidden. a lot of people did not know where it was. they had to put a sign on it. as we enter the main pagoda, i take in some of the traditions of japanese buddhist culture. what is happening here? they are making prayers. the scale strikes me. it is bigger than i expected. it is a lot more gold. everyone seems very deferential, there is a sense of reference. yes, that is very important to people in japan. in the past 10, ii years since you have been here. have you seen things change? yes. for example, along with improvements, people's attitudes have changed. before, i was in a wheelchair and you got strange looks, like everywhere else. but people are able
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to wait more often so they go out more often so people are more used to different colours of society. living here is getting better. so far i have been genuinely impressed by the efforts that have been made to improve access to the city's tourist attractions. what is like getting around? i am told the subway system is 80 to 90% wheelchair accessible so in theory travel should be straightforward. this is the entrance. no other way in? no elevator? there is no elevator so i have to brave the stairs. i do not know where the elevator is. exit, toilets, information. i'm trying to find a lift.
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0k, thank you. there is no elevator on this floor. it is the stairs again. the new subway station was designed over three levels with lots of steps. there are lifts and escalators and there is a lack of information and i had to walk long distances to find them. there is a sign for a train. this is more like it. international languages. but it is too high for me to reach. can i buy a ticket? ok. i have no idea if i'm in the
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right place. by the time i reached the platform on the bottom, i am quite tired. it seems i am not the only one, even locals are confused by the signage. eventually i reached my destination. we made it. to a side street. oh, well, we sort of got there.
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iam going i am going to an event where non—disabled people get to find out what life is like for them. tell me what life is like for them. tell me what is going on? people treat me like a special person. we have the power to change society. it has been changing little by little and we want to change society really fast. 0k, by little and we want to change society really fast. ok, let's give ita society really fast. ok, let's give it a crack. i don't think so, but
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0k. it is refreshing to see so many people engaging. i was cynical coming into it. sometimes it is a bit naff, but actually people were really engaging with it and if that is what it takes to expose people and engage with disability, then it isa and engage with disability, then it is a good thing. still to come... we meet twins with autism about to embark on their first family holiday. i'm so sorry. stick with us for that. welcome to trend in travel, your
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rundown of the best travel stories pics and clicks happening online. this month we are focusing on disabled travel. 0ne sport making its debut at the tokyo paralympics is surfing. but disabled surfers are still waiting for their chance to compete. here in hawaii, a top surfing destination, an organisation called access surf helps people of all abilities to catch some waves. adaptive surfing means the equipment or how the person surfs has been modified. there are a lot of different ways people can surf and get back into water. they might have a bit of a ramp on their board or some handles. there are skis so this surfer can
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why it is so important is freedom. it is true empowerment and we're working towards the pa ralympics. the international surfing have programmes like access surf are all helping to make competitive adaptive surfing. take my word for it, camping in a wheelchair can be an absolute nightmare. i am more of a hotel person myself. a company based out of the uk claims to have the solution. it is a luxury prefab with extra space, ramps and a specially adapted kitchen. the manufacturer claims all it takes is a single day to install. a few have
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gone up already. it is hoped these pods can open up the great outdoors as well as britain's many summer festivals. thanks to all of you that got in touch about the challenges you face on your travels. we have asked some of the internet‘s top disability travel bloggers by their favourite tips and tricks for anyone wanting them to fall around this is a profoundly deaf traveller who has ticked off six continents in seven years. the biggest problem i have faced is awareness. whether it latest train, buses or planes, it is not their fault, they need to be educated. that is what my website is all about. when you come to another country and no one knows your disability, this is your chance to educate them. it shows what you can expect of the other person and how they can treat you as you want to be a website about
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travelling with their wheelchairs. the single best travel experience i have had has to be the first time i went out to colorado to learn how to ski. i was really apprehensive but it was the first time following my injury when i realised what was possible with a disability and of course i met my blogging partner. do not forget to share your adventures with us at the travel show. travelling with kids can be quite stressful at the best of times. but the sights and sounds of getting on a plane can be even more overwhelming for some children with autism. over the next two weeks, we are following a family with autistic four—year—old boys as they go on their very first holiday. let us head to america to meet them. i am amber and my husband is frank. we've
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live outside of birmingham, alabama. we have four beautiful boys. frankie who is 17. stephen who is 14 and then we have a set of boy twins who are four years old and they are nonverbal autistic. their names are alex and will. we are the ellis family. my husband and i have known each other since grade school, we were friends. we dated in high school and married in college. this is our 20th wedding anniversary. because we have some issues with the boys, we have not been on a trip in a very long time. they are not very effective at communication so it takes a lot of intuition to figure out what they need. we have a lot of meltdowns.
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and with two nonverbal autistic children, their behaviour can be exponential, playing off each other. we have had a lot of emotional turmoil in the last year. we recently lost family members and had some grief. we started talking about taking a trip, how should we do it, this is our 20th anniversary. we have come through so much as a family that we wanted to go as a family and just enjoy each other. so we felt like it was time to go on a trip. it has taken us a long time to come to the point where we were ready, we had neverflown with the twins before so we're kind of nervous and excited about getting on a plane.
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because they are autistic nonverbal, the function on the level of an 18—month—old child. they are a lot of work. a few years ago we went to the beach for a couple of nights together. they were very small. this will give us a good sense of how it will be and what we can expect for future on longer trips. how will be doing your plane? somebody always has to take care of the twins. somebody has to take care of the others. what do we need to take. what snacks will we have? do we take the blankets, do we take things to keep them entertained. are we going to have meltdowns? if they do, how do we deal with the people around us, how do we let them know it is ok? and that we are ok with meltdowns.
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we have to keep them calm you worry about the people around you. you worry about being judged. just to find somebody who understands is so helpful and you don't feel so crazy, they are autistic so they come with their own needs. you know. so we are going to take the whole family for the first time to a special park called wonderland in san antonio, texas. it is a special needs park, they have lots of fun things or specifically special—needs children. very wheelchair accessible. there is a lot of different ways it could go.
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they have very strict routines they have to have, going outside of that will stress them out, we will have to roll with it. i am looking forward to it primarily because it is a new thing we have not done before so it is just like challenge excepted, let's do it. it is fun for him, let us do this and see if we can accomplish it. it isjust a personality thing, it is a lot of fun. everything is ready. we will have a quiet evening finishing up last details. ready for tomorrow. so we're going to fly out of birmingham to houston. the flight from birmingham
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to houston is relatively from there we will rent a truck or other vehicle and drive the rest of the way to san antonio. i might be getting a little nervous now, we're at the airport and pulling into the parking so it is really real. we are going to do this. this is frank senior and frank junior. look at the lens. it is a healing time for ourfamily. we can go on this trip together. the older boys have such a sweet dynamic with the little boys. instead of having them down,
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we put this little solution on them. i am so sorry, i am so sorry. but two toddlers is difficult. when you add nonverbal autistic, it just makes it exponential. we have plenty of time. i have to emotionally prepare myself. i'm so relieved that part is over, let us just get to the that is that anxiety in the back of your mind, how's it going to go? kind of be ready to roll with the punches, whatever happens, just be ready for anything. we will find out how the family get on next week as they head to that theme park in america designed for children with special needs. while carmen spends 90 minutes in nagoya in japan, attempting to see three
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of the city's highlights. iam definitely in the right place, nagoya castle and my time starts now. that is your lot for this week. do not forget you can keep up with all our travels online. but for now, from me and all the travel show at london olympic park, bye—bye. sunshine has been peeking out through the clouds. further west,
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thicker cloud and outbreaks of rain. the pressure chart shows there is some rain heading into western areas. it will become heavier in western scotland, northern ireland and the south—west corner of the country in the afternoon. quite windy in the south but lighter winds in the north. a temperature difference. chilly in the north, particularly in north—east scotland. this evening and overnight is much wetter for this evening and overnight is much wetterfor much of this evening and overnight is much wetter for much of the country. rain eastwards. colder pushing into scotland. risk of ice as temperatures fall away. a mild night in england and wales. monday, showery rain. colder winds digging in. starting off chilly, bright. if you went to be showers in higher ground. colder weather pushes
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southwards as monday wears on but it will still be fairly mild, breezy until after dark. single figure values will be spreading their way southwards. a ridge of high pressure. cold air mixed into that so it will feel chilly on tuesday morning, probably the coldest night. it won't last long. my other end will be waiting in the wings on tuesday to wednesday. a cold, frosty start on tuesday but lots of sunshine. mist and fog. bright and sunny in the northern half of the country. a veil of cloud encroaching on england and wales. it does turn a bit cloudy in the afternoon and a chilly day to come. the project in single figures. wet, windy weather and hill snow will move into england and hill snow will move into england and wales tuesday night and into
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wednesday, eventually clearing on wednesday, eventually clearing on wednesday morning. a grim morning commute in the south—west on wednesday morning before it clears away. dry and bright in the afternoon. another find away. dry and bright in the afternoon. anotherfind one in scotla nd afternoon. anotherfind one in scotland and northern ireland. chilly here and milder across southern counties. a mixed week. this is bbc news. the headlines at 2pm: environment secretary michael gove says theresa may's brexit deal isn't perfect but is the only choice we have got to recognise that if we don't vote for this deal, the alternatives are no deal or no brexit. labour say they'll call for a vote of no confidence if mps reject the deal and say the government must publish its legal advice tomorrow. if they don't produce it tomorrow then we will start contempt proceedings.
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this will be a collision course between the government and parliament. teachers shouldn't be expected to act as substitute parents, according to the chief inspector of schools. as president macron visits the scene of riots in paris, he warns a state of emergency could be re—imposed in france.


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