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this katie gornall was there. was a game that these far remember this was a game that these fans will rememberfor a very, this was a game that these fans will remember for a very, very long this was a game that these fans will rememberfor a very, very long time. one that more than lived up to its this is bbc news, i'm shaun ley. the headlines at 2pm. box office in billing. it was as the conservative party conference exciting and exhilarating and gets under way in manchester, despite the hot and humid conditions the prime minister defends his use here in tokyo it was played at a of language in the brexit debate. relentless pace. wales burst out of the blocks early on with that try. i certainly think everybody should calm down. and i certainly think... and although australia did hit back including you? in the first half when gareth davies i think i've been a model of restraint. but i think everybody intercepted the ball and broke should calm down. through to score you just sensed all conservative party chairman, the momentum at that point was with james cleverly, is due to open the conference, wales. they were 15 points up at the in the next half an hour. break and looked in control. and you have to give full credit to parents are urged to have australia for the way they surged conversations with their children about organ donation, back into the match, scoring two tries in a penalty in the second in the hope that more young people willjoin the donor register. half to get within one point of hong kong sees further clashes between police wales. the tension at that point was and pro—democracy protesters, ahead of the 70th anniversary of communist rule in china. written all over the face of the wales coach warren gatland. what wales take a big step towards they needed at that point was cool the rugby world cup quarterfinals,
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heads and they have with the after narrowly beating australia. replacement fly—half. between him and some dog welsh defending wales we re and some dog welsh defending wales were able to hold on and secure a memorable victory that not only puts them in control of pool d but also marks them out as real contenders to win the whole world cup. the recently—crowned 100m world champion christian coleman has defended himself against criticism over three missed doping tests. the american blew away his rivals to win his first major title. after winning gold he said: "i have proved myself over the years to be a guy who does everything the right way." he clocked a time of 9.76 seconds, with fellow american justin gatlin claiming the silver medal. coleman was the pre—event favourite. canada's andre de grasse took bronze. great britain's zharnel hughes, finished sixth. this evening attention will turn to dina asher smith's bid to become world champion for the first time. the british record—holder eased through her heat in the 100 metres. no british woman has ever even qualified for the final at the worlds before.
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the men's elite road race is under way at the cycling world championships in yorkshire. rather wet conditions on the roads from leeds to harrogate. these are live pictures... the course has been shortened due to the weather. ben swift will be hoping to push for gold. the british champion will have a strong team of five riders alongside him including the 2018 tour de france winner geraint thomas. the welshman was due to ride in the time trial earlier in the week, but pulled out to focus all his efforts on helping swift. in the russian grand prix — lewis hamilton is out in front, after the early leader sebastien vettel had to pull out of the race with engine problems. you can follow the race live on the bbc sport website and on 5live sports extra. that's all the sport for now. now on bbc news it is time for the travel show. coming up on this week's travel show... iceland without the ice.
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how a changing climate is affecting the landscape. ben gets some tips on how to vogue like a pro in new york. and alex takes a trip up the mast of a very special sailing ship. hey, i'm stuck! hello and welcome to the travel show with me, ade adepitan. this week, we are kicking off in iceland. it is a country famous for its natural beauty. but as cat moh has been finding out, things there are changing.
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we've all seen it on the covers of magazines, and the footage of nature documentaries. stunning images of a landscape from which iceland takes its name. but these glaciers are more fragile than they may seem, and they have a story fit for a storyteller. "there was an immense crack. the ensuing earthquake was greater than any experienced since man first walked the planet. my name is andri magnusson, i am a writer in iceland, i have written children's books, poetry, plays, science fiction and non—fiction. we are in an example of what has to happen to all coal—fired power stations in the world.
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i am part of a group who made a creative place out of it. what is your connection to glaciers? my connection to glaciers is more through my grandparents. my grandparents were founding partners of the icelandic glacial research society. and they went on a glacial honeymoon in 1956, for three weeks. and they were stuck in a tent in a blizzard, and i asked them when i was a child, weren't you cold? and they said "cold? we were just married." i didn't understand how you get warm when you get married. but i found out later. this has been family mythology, our brave grandmother, a pioneering woman on the glacier.
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but if i had written 20 years ago that glaciers would melt in the lifetime of a single human being, that would have been sci—fi at the time. well, now it is not sci—fi any more. it's just sci, science. andri, hello. welcome. hi, i'm cat. welcome to my power station. thanks! it's not everyday i get invited to power station. so these are your grandparents. yes, this is iceland's highest peak, 2119 metres. grandma is not even wearing a coat, is she. no, it's good weather there. so i slightly interrupted you, can i help you hang these up? i am choosing what photos i would like to use in my book. i will put this one up here. andre, how does looking at these photos make you feel? they have always made me
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feel nostalgic, proud, but they are also a slice section of time, that is, this is the first generation that was able to enjoy glaciers, and we only have three generations that will live that period. so then the glaciers will go, and after 300 years, these photos will be totally alien to that generation, especially in iceland. when the ice has left iceland. andri wanted to take me somewhere to show me just how quickly the landscape is changing. about 10% of iceland is covered in glaciers. but glaciologists now believe that all of iceland's glaciers will be gone in just 200 years.
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we meet a guide to help navigate us on a long walk high up into the clouds. "here are the colours replacing the flowers. "here are the bulbs replacing the stars, here are the brands replacing the species, "here are the freezers replacing the glaciers. "this is the eye of the storm, the reason for everything is right here in my cart." tell me about where we are standing right now. we are standing at this memorial plaque which is where 0k glacier used to stand. 50 metres above us, should have been an ice sheet across here, 30 years ago. but that has now completely vanished, and we only have these remains of dead ice around us. five years ago, when 0k glacier was no longer heavy enough to lift itself up and move, it was declared dead.
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the amount of ice here has decreased dramatically. researchers from rice university in america recently drew attention to the loss. they approached andri to write the inscription for the plaque, commemorating the dead glacier. it's a strange situation, because how do you memorise the sky? it is something big, firm, eternal, it pushes in two directions. it points from here to the future, and it points from the future back to us. will you read me what you wrote? yes. here it says, "a letter to the future. "0k is the first icelandic glacier to lose its status as a glacier. "in the next 200 years, all our glaciers are expected "to follow the same path. "this monument is to acknowledge that we know what is happening, "and what needs to be done. "only you know if we did it.
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"august 2019, 415 ppm of co2." that's the amount of co2 in the atmosphere, and actually the cause of the melted glacier. and that is rising, about 2—3 ppm every year. but still, hundreds of glaciers remain here. i left andri and went with my guide to solheimajokull glacier, the icy tongue of iceland's fourth—largest glacier, which covers nearly 600 kilometres square. it's also suffering under global warming. leifur runs carbon neutral tours here. do you think it is necessarily a good thing to encourage tourists
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to come to places where it might be their last chance to see it? notjust here, but anywhere around the world, isn't thatjust making a bad situation even worse? i think you can always question to fly and travel. but if you do, whether it is to spain or to iceland, then at least i think it is good that people are educated about nature, about glacier behaviour and how global warming is affecting the glaciers. but step down from the glacier to its lagoon, and here you can find a whole new perspective. you can actually see how quickly the ice is melting — look at all the water just
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dripping down into the lake. while a certain amount of meltwater each year is normal, it's the rate of loss at glaciers like this that is unsustainable. so how deep is this? close to the glacier it is about 60 metres deep. has it changed much in the time you have been coming here? oh, yes, enormously. the lake didn't exist, just recently, it is just ten years old. this lake is ten years old? yes, it was starting to form in 2007 as a tiny pool, and now the glacier is melting at 100 metres per year. first i found it really interesting to be living in a land where you could see the changes. but then, when you see it at this scale, it is frightening and a bit sad. i have a gift for you.
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what is the gift? a rare diamond. (laughs). a rare diamond! inside, there is trapped air that has been there for hundreds of years. that is incredible. it's so clear, isn't it. it's crazy. the ice may be beautiful, but it is a stark reminder that unless something changes soon, seeing and experiencing iceland's iconic glaciers is a privilege that few further generations will have the chance to enjoy. stay with us, because there is plenty more to come on this week's programme. ben is in new york,
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for a voguing lesson. and we rejoin alex on the second part of his adventure at sea. this time he leaves his chair behind to get a truly bird's eye view. don't go away. back in the early ‘90s, madonna had a huge global hit with her single "vogue". almost 30 years on, it looks like voguing is back. so we sent ben hunte to new york to learn some attitude. this one should be good. voguing has impacted me in so many ways. before i started voguing i was a less confident person than i am now. it's helped me break out of my shell and be more expressive, not be afraid to be like, boom, this is me. voguing, a dance, a culture
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and for many, a lifeline. originally born out of the harlem renaissance in the 1920s, through time, voguing became a form of expression for a sometimes marginalised community. most voguers were lgbt people of colour and the surrogate houses and families at the centre of the subculture provided a vital support when the hiv pandemic hit in the late ‘80s. the dance poses were inspired by fashion runways and magazines, hence, the name vogue. and during balls, members of the different houses came together to compete against one another. today, lessons are popping up everywhere and i'm off to pick up some moves. hello! hey, man, how's it goin'? good, how are you doing? good, welcome. thank you. so i got our vogue essentials class today that we're going to be doing here at gibney. so, blade, blade.
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and i'm pushing, just like you're pushing through like some fudge orsludge, it's like, heavy. a screen, yeah? trying to show it. look at me, i'm on my throne and i'm showing it off. boom. boom! that's why your hands are here, so it's framing that face. from here, three, four, five. six, seven.... eight. ooh, jeans are a little bit tight! i know, mine are too, don't worry. voguing, what is voguing? million dollar question. really short, voguing is telling your story through poses and movements. one, two, three, up. the same thing i got which was the love of dance, the love of vogue, i want you to take this love and then take it home and then go from there. voguing is now more popular than ever before. hit tv shows like rupaul‘s drag race and pose have pushed this unique dance form into the spotlight once again.
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but to really understand voguing's history, i'm heading back to where it all began, harlem. this is the imperial elks lodge, home of ballroom until about 1988 so it's ‘80s ballroom. this was our church, it was our political rally, it was our worship, it was ourfun, it was our protection. and what type of people came here? what brought them together? trans folks created this. in fact, only trans people were participating in drag balls for almost 50 years before ballroom. people were being kicked out of their homes, kicked out of their families because of being lgbt and those kinds of things but also the notion of being kicked out of family is also kicked out of your black family or your latino family. sadly, today spaces for lgbt youth are sometimes still rare but sexual health charities often host what are known as kiki balls. predominantly for a younger generation of voguers, these balls help to bring
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people to their services. what does all of this mean? is there any social meaning to it? it's a way of life. honestly speaking, ‘cause this is something that we naturally do. this is our kinship, this is how we party, this is how we come together. like, this is who we are. luckily, the rise in popularity of voguing means there are balls and classes are all over new york city where anybody is welcome. seven, and go! back in class, it's time for my big moment. ok, so i've learned the key elements of vogue. so now we're going to put it all together into a routine which i'm going to flop, it's going to be horrific, but you know what? it's fine, because as long as it's a fashion... in the words of madonna, i was ready to let my body move to the music. but i don't think i'll be winning any trophies anytime soon. take him over. boom...boom...boom...boom.
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this is everything. and freeze! ok, bro, i wouldn't give up your day job just yet. you need to work on that. well, to finish off this week's travel show, we're going to head off to sea, because if you were watching last week, you'll remember alex setting sail on a ship that invites disabled people and able—bodied people to sign up as crew for three orfour days. now they're out on the high seas so let's see how they got on. hello. how are you feeling? good, thank you. i'm doing much better now.
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after a stormy and pretty sleepless night at the sea, it's time for breakfast with my shipmates in the mess. it's called happy hour, where everyone works hard, washes and makes everything spick—and—span, except i've lost my team and what i'm meant to be doing. many years ago, we had a young lad come on lord nelson and he had multiple sclerosis and he didn't get out of the car, he was helped out the car by his mother and father, popped in the wheelchair and we pulled him up the gangway. after two weeks on here, he walked off the ship with the help of the sticks, didn't want his chair, and his mother and father couldn't believe it.
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and that's why we run it. that's why we do what we do. on the final day, the beautiful weather gave me the chance to do something that i've been looking forward to but also secretly dreading, climbing the ship's mast. luckily, i'm not going first, though. it's kind of amazing. in fact, it is mad. oh, god. for some of the folk who don't quite get what we do to start with, this is the point where generally they all get it. don't like this one. you know how hard it
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is, you just did it. yeah. it looks a lot easier than it is. it's ten times harder. oh, my god, you were amazing. how do you feel? 0h, great! were you scared? no. you're amazing. right, you're definitely going to be the best at this, alex. because you have seen it like five times now. am i? well, i'm glad you have confidence. ifeel like i am dancing here. he's not dancing back, i don't think he's interested. i'm excited now, i want to get it done. i say that now, though. i mean, once i'm halfway up, i might change my mind. this is a handle. you're going to have
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to grip towards you, ok? and basically, it slides up the rope but when you pull down, it grips and it will pull. grip! heave! i'm stuck! oh, here we go. cheering and applause. i can't really explain it. it's hard to get up there but once you're up there, my god, it's amazing, it's like you're a bird. you can see everything. it's weightless as well so you're just free, and i've never had that, ever. and it's really, really high, just to make that point clear. it's very high. but it's very nice. i didn't want to come down, but it was beautiful.
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you want to do it again? i'll go again now, you guys? yeah, is that all right, yeah? after almost a week at sea, finally land is in sight. our destination, pool harbour. we can see land. i miss land quite a bit. overall, though, it's been... actually been amazing. it's been hard, as i keep saying, but it's been worth it. as a person who's in a chair, especially in my case, it's often quite hard to explore. as a kid, i kind of had to ask other people for that help and you kind of have to imagine things and that's why i would write books and things, or read books and have ideas. i couldn't really do it, so i had to write it. but in here, it's quite nice because you actually go on board and you get to do that stuff and go on the seas which is lovely. i've been up a mast
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which i don't do every day so that was actually amazing, really. i've never, ever thought i could do that. well, that's it for this week. coming up next week... christa is in greece, tojoin a dig, uncovering some amazing historicalfinds. found an artefact! ok, check that out if you can but don't forget you can follow us on social media too. but for now, from me, ade adepitan and all the travel show team, it's goodbye.
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hello there. as far as the weather goes we have seen lots of heavy rain overnight and at first today as well. that has caused problems, we have a number of flood warnings, 46 in england and 13 in wales as well. that is the area of low pressure that has brought the wet weather over the last 12 hours or so. the next area of low pressure will be moving in of the atlantic to bring is more heavy rain through monday. we are not out of the woods in terms of flooding just yet. today, persistent rain across north—east england, plenty of showers elsewhere across england and wales and a few showers for the north—west of scotla nd showers for the north—west of scotland as well. generally brightest in scotland, northern ireland, into the far south—west of england and wales as well. temperatures, underneath that area
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of persistent rain in eastern areas thatis of persistent rain in eastern areas that is where it will feel coldest. this evening, as the low pressure moves away we will get a squeeze in theice moves away we will get a squeeze in the ice bar which will bring strong winds for a time across south—east england. the low does clear away and the rain and the winds will turn light and we will have clear spells across the uk. chilly night, temperatures dipping into single figures. colder in the countryside and a few mist and fog patches on monday. showers for northern scotla nd monday. showers for northern scotland but otherwise a fine and sunny start to the day but it will not stay like that. the next low pressure m oves not stay like that. the next low pressure moves in, bringing rain to south—west england and wales and that will spread north and eastward. with a number of flood warnings in force at the moment this extra rain will not help and it could make the flooding worse for some before it gets better. tuesday, the area of low pressure brings rain although the central loan moves offshore. there will be a hang back of rain
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affecting england and wales. despite the rain, temperatures at 18 degrees in london. northerly winds feeding into the country it will start to feel much colder with temperatures of9 feel much colder with temperatures of 9 degrees in aberdeen. that colder air will sink southwards as we head into wednesday. that would drop the temperatures across southern parts of the country as well. not a bad day weather wise, showers for northern parts of scotland, one or two on the shore of eastern england as well but otherwise a dry day with spells of sunshine. after a chilly start we are looking at temperatures of 13 or 14 are looking at temperatures of 13 or 1a degrees. noticeably cooler in the london area for example. towards the end of the week the weather gets very, very unsettled and uncertain but that is down to an old her again but that is down to an old her again 00:28:47,853 --> 4294966103:13:29,430 but we will have more on that later.
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