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Lil Wayne stands by his 'no such thing as racism' comment.
 
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(12 Oct 2016) LIL WAYNE EXPLAINS HIS 'NO SUCH THING AS RACISM' COMMENT Lil Wayne understands why some people criticized him for saying racism is over, but claims people don't see it from his perspective. The rapper got some backlash last month when he told Fox Sports 1's "Undisputed" that there was "no such thing as racism" because his concert audiences had a lot of white fans. He also said millennials knew that racism wasn't cool. When asked on Tuesday to expand on his thoughts, Lil Wayne told The Associated Press that one of the reasons he feels that way is because a white police officer saved his life when he was 12 years old after he accidentally shot himself in the chest. "Yeah, he was a cop, and my life was saved by a white man. I don't know what racism is. I know a good (expletive) named Uncle Bob, though." Carter said. The Grammy-winning rapper said he was lying on the floor when police broke down the door, stepping over his body looking for guns and drugs. But one man stopped and chastised the others for leaving him. "He was white as snow. Them (expletive) that hopped over me were blacker than me," Carter said. Carter says the man known as "Uncle Bob" personally took him to the hospital and stayed with him. "(He) stood there and waited until the doctor said 'He's gonna make it,'" Carter said. Still, he acknowledged that despite what he told Skip Bayless on "Undisputed," there is such thing as racism. However, he says when he looks out from the stage, he sees all colors. "When I open my eyes on stage and when I, at a Lil Wayne show when I come from under the stage. Man, it's not - it's the world out there. It's not a certain part or a certain kind or a certain culture or whatever of people, it's people - those people out there in that crowd. They make, quote unquote, and they make, quote unquote, Lil Wayne." He added: "That's who I happen to be, and I'm sorry I'm sorry if people can't understand. But I understand why they don't understand, it's because they don't come from the bottom of the stage and look at 20 to 30-thousand people. They don't get that opportunity. And I'm blessed to have that opportunity, so with that said I can only be honest with such a thing. I have never witnessed racism." Carter made the comments while promoting the recently published "Gone Till November: A Journal of Rikers Island," a revealing account of his eight-month jail sentence in 2010 after a gun charge. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/9b539431441b6d34f43a5c480a5ba8ee Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Queen and Modi look at palace artefacts
 
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(13 Nov 2015) Queen Elizabeth II of Britain welcomed Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Buckingham Palace on Friday, where she showed him some of the palace's artefacts. Modi is on the second day of his high-profile visit to the UK - the first Indian Prime Minister to visit the country in almost ten years. Later, he will address thousands of supporters at London's Wembley stadium. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/4656942f94e142dc2cca0e81e2243576 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali got together with civil rights leader Martin Luther King for a fri
 
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(30 Mar 1967) 03/30/67 a0039243 louisville, ky: heavyweight champion muhammed ali got together w / civil rights leader martin luther king for a friendly chat." nxo 4872 "clay - king: shows: interview w / cassius clay & martin l king: (shot 3/30/67 - 60ft) king, ml - sof ny, louisville military service (comp) - us cassius, clay - sof xx / 60 ft / 16 - neg You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/b45bdc7b92cfab76a3fcaa54f9726dda Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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David Gilmour returns to ancient amphitheater in Pompeii 45 years after playing their with Pink Floy
 
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(8 Jul 2016) DAVID GILMOUR RETURNS TO ANCIENT AMPHITHEATER IN POMPEII 45 YEARS AFTER PLAYING THE SITE WITH PINK FLOYD David Gilmour returns to ancient amphitheater in Pompeii 45 years after playing the site Pink Floyd. That performance was captured as a documentary. Gilmour played more than 20 songs, old and new, in front of a small crowd of less than 2000 people. The new songs were mainly taken from his new album "Rattle That Lock." The Pompeii amphitheater dates back to around 70 B.C. and was buried by the Vesuvius eruption in 79 A.D. When Pink Floyd played there in 1971, it was the first performance with an audience since the gladiators. Gilmour will play Pompeii on Thursday and Friday. He was awarded with the honorary citizenship. Gilmour had long planned to return to Pompeii and his touring Europe in various historical venues. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/9d33892b778aab635fb2b9e4203fc56e Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Singer-songwriter Lissie goes it alone after being dropped by record label
 
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(25 Nov 2016) SINGER-SONGWRITER LISSIE GOES IT ALONE AFTER BEING DROPPED BY RECORD LABEL Lissie Maurus - or Lissie to her fans - was well on her way to making it big a decade ago. She had a deal with Columbia Records U.K. and a first album that went gold in the United Kingdom and Norway. The record sold well, but when her second L.P. wasn't a commercial success, she found herself without a record deal and at a crossroads. What kind of artist did she want to be? Was her pursuit of fame really worth it? Lissie opted for the uncharted territory of the independent artist - based from an Iowa farm, no less. It is a more viable business model in this age when singers can reach potential fans more easily via music streaming services and online sales. But there certainly are no guarantees. After Columbia Records U.K. dropped her, Lissie says she felt a little like she'd failed. But she said she also was relieved. Now she could do things her way. By mid-2015, she took what savings she had and bought the farm she now calls home. "I think some people were like, 'Well that's weird that you're going to, like, leave southern California and go live on a farm in Iowa, but OK.' You know, but I just knew, this is what I have to do. I have a gut feeling about this," she said. "I kind of just told everyone, like, 'I need to re-evaluate my life. I'm not going to stop making music. But I need to rethink how I want to go about it.'" By the time she moved to the farm, Lissie had already written some new songs. So she called producer and bass player Curt and together, they wrote the title track on her latest album, "My Wild West." The record came out in February and was well reviewed. Lissie also recently released a live acoustic album, recorded at Union Chapel in North London. Admittedly, she says, the traveling can be brutal. She's been touring in the United States and Europe much of this year. But because her overheads are low, most of what she makes in ticket and merchandise sales is hers. Financially, she says, this could be her best year yet. "I own all my new music, and I can go out and tour with just an acoustic guitar and sell out shows and, you know, come home and be like, 'OK, now I can put in a wood burning stove in my house,'" she smiled. Lissie's third album "My Wild West" is available now. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/83e06058bf109f593fc5024169516ed0 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Cohen´s Greek island home turned into a memorial
 
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(11 Nov 2016) RESTRICTION SUMMARY: AP CLIENTS ONLY AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY Hydra - 11 November 11, 2016 1. Various of Hydra Island shot from a boat, Greek flags 2. Various of Leonard Cohen´s house in Hydra 3. Tilt down of Cohen's door, tributes 4. Various of Roger Green, Cohen´s neighbour and friend, leaving a heart-shaped stone in front of the door 5. Pull focus of candle 6. SOUNDBITE (English) Roger Green, 76, writer and friend of Leonard Cohen: "No, I don't feel too sad. I just feel that he´s moved on, he´s had a great life; he's given so much and I am very grateful and honoured to have known him." 7. Various of flower and note at Cohen´s memorial 8.SOUNDBITE (English) Roger Green, 76, writer and friend of Leonard Cohen: "Off the top of my head, I have so many memories of him, which I am so grateful for, but there was a wonderful lady called Kyria Evangelia (translates as Mrs. Evangelia) who lived in this house on the left here. And she was his housekeeper, caretaker; she looked after the house when he wasn't here and when he was. And she had a wonderful way of coming in, whatever was happening and just barging in and she said: 'I don't mind, I am just doing my work. It doesn´t matter if they are making love or taking drugs or they are naked. I just do my work.' And Leonard was endlessly patient and loving towards her and he said to me one day. He said: "Kyria Evangelia…what a trip." 9. Tracking shot of Green walking 10. Tilt up of photograph with Green (left) and Cohen (right) to Green´s face ++PARTLY OVERLAID WITH CLOSE OF PHOTO++ UPSOUND (English) "This is a picture that was taken in 1999 when Leonard was staying here and when his garden was full of banana trees, or banana plants. And I had already written a poem about listening to the wind in Leonard Cohen's bananas." AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY Hydra - 11 November 2016 ++NIGHT SHOTS++ 11. Various of town, dog barking 12. Various of sea, focus shift STORYLINE: Neighbours and friends paid tribute to Leonard Cohen on the Greek island of Hydra on Friday. The baritone-voiced Canadian singer songwriter died at the age of 82. Cohen, published several poetry collections while living on the island in the 1960s and began to get wide notice with his experimental novel "Beautiful Losers" in 1966 and his first album, "Songs of Leonard Cohen," in 1968. Roger Green, 76, writer and friend of Cohen, placed a heart-shaped stone in front of his door and talked about his friendship with the artist. "I just feel that he's moved on; he's had a great life, he´s given so much and I am very grateful and honoured to have known him," Green said. =========================================================== Clients are reminded: (i) to check the terms of their licence agreements for use of content outside news programming and that further advice and assistance can be obtained from the AP Archive on: Tel +44 (0) 20 7482 7482 Email: info@aparchive.com (ii) they should check with the applicable collecting society in their Territory regarding the clearance of any sound recording or performance included within the AP Television News service (iii) they have editorial responsibility for the use of all and any content included within the AP Television News service and for libel, privacy, compliance and third party rights applicable to their Territory. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/c6c21552ac861e109feaa2956ca8dda9 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Anwar Sadat Assassinated - 1981 | Today in History | 6 Oct 16
 
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On October 6, 1981, Egyptian President Anwar Sadat was shot to death by Islamic militants while reviewing a military parade. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/1c7da189af9bb8a7a3706dde4ce12a2a Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Student designs clock that writes the time every minute
 
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(21 Mar 2016) JAPAN CLOCK SOURCE: AP HORIZONS, LIFESTYLE, HEALTH AND TECHNOLOGY RESTRICTIONS: HORIZONS CLIENTS AND AP LIFESTYLE, HEALTH AND TECHNOLOGY CLIENTS ONLY LENGTH: 5:39 AP Television Yamagata City, Yamagata Prefecture, Japan - 8 March 2016 1. Wide of handwriting clock in action 2. Close up of handwriting clock in action 3. Tilt up of handwriting clock in action 4. Side close up shot of handwriting clock in action 5. Tilt down of handwriting clock in action 6. SOUNDBITE: (Japanese) Kango Suzuki, Product Design Student at the Tohoku University of Art and Design: "I've always been fascinated with traditional Karakuri puppets (wind-up dolls) that can write. I think even in this day and age, they're difficult to build and I wanted to focus my attention on something similar. Then I thought it would be interesting if I could come up with a design for a clock that wrote the time every minute. This is how I decided to start this project." 7. Right pan of upper part of the clock 8. Close up right pan of clock in action 9. SOUNDBITE: (Japanese) Kango Suzuki, Product Design Student at the Tohoku University of Art and Design: "I started working on this project last year in April. From April to July I researched the design and structure of what I would have to build. Then in the months from August to October I worked on finalising the plans. Then in the four months from October to February I worked on making the actual clock. The most difficult part was cutting out all the wooden parts in the correct shape which I did with a band saw and was very time consuming." 10. Close up of Suzuki removing pin and clock starting 11. Wide of clock in action with Suzuki standing beside it 12. Low angle shot of clock working 13. SOUNDBITE: (Japanese) Kango Suzuki, Product Design Student at the Tohoku University of Art and Design: "While I was making it, right until the very end, nobody really understood what I was up to and then, once everyone saw the final product in action, many began to say how great it was and how much they liked it. It made me very happy." 14. Various of Suzuki adjusting the clock 15. SOUNDBITE: (Japanese) Kango Suzuki, Product Design Student at the Tohoku University of Art and Design: "The clock had to be able to write all numbers and the parts for writing each number correctly had to be carefully prepared. It was one thing doing the computer modelling, where everything worked well, but actually reproducing the parts by hand was tough. It took me a long time to make the parts and I had to remake some pieces over and over again." 16. Suzuki manually operating the clock 17. Close up of Suzuki manually operating the clock 18. SOUNDBITE: (Japanese) Kango Suzuki, Product Design Student at the Tohoku University of Art and Design: "I sometimes wondered what I would do if I couldn't finish it. I was afraid I might not be able to graduate." 19. Suzuki checking the clock 20. SOUNDBITE: (Japanese) Kango Suzuki, Product Design Student at the Tohoku University of Art and Design: "There's still a couple of problems with the clock - it's not 100 percent complete yet. Sometimes it stops, or it slows down, or it speeds up. I will be hard at work in the coming weeks to complete the project." 21. Left angle close up shot of clock working 22. SOUNDBITE: (Japanese) Kango Suzuki, Product Design Student at the Tohoku University of Art and Design: "I'm not really an outgoing person and I've always liked having something to work on on my own rather than just hanging out." 23. Wide of Suzuki sitting with his professor Isao Uehara in the lab where he built the clock 24. Suzuki and Uehara looking over some pictures on a tablet 25. Zoom out pan from wooden clock component to wide of Suzuki and professor Uehara LEADIN: You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/6a7b7daa7720398ec3b2493a9e583431 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Stars offer advice to aspiring actors: 'Know who you are'
 
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(27 Oct 2016) STARS OFFER ADVICE TO ASPIRING ACTORS: 'KNOW WHO YOU ARE' Vivica A. Fox advises all young actresses to diversify their skillset. "My advice to any young actress starting out? Well to become a triple threat. To be able to sing, dance, act because you never know what the role may call for, you know what I mean? You may have to do action, you may have to sing, you may have to dance, you never know. And to just be true to yourself. Do things that make you happy. Don't force things. If it doesn't feel like it's a good fit for you don't force it and don't do it," she said. Fox attended the Elle Women in Hollywood Awards along with "Scream Queens" star Niecy Nash. Nash's best advice was to examine your motivation before getting into the business. "Make sure you know if being an actor is what you're called to do because there's a big difference between something you know is destined for you and a hobby. And after you know whether or not the difference between those two then you pursue it if you're led to do so. The three words that I live by are 'no matter what.' So it's gonna be a lot of obstacles that may come your way, but you've got to have stick-to-itiveness. You've got to hang in there." Singer Kelly Rowland said aspiring stars need to stay true to themselves. "To know who you are. Don't let Hollywood tell you who you are. They're looking for something specific. When they find exactly what they're looking for in you just be grateful for the moment. And move from there and be professional. Yeah, be great," she said. Actress Nina Dobrev had a more practical suggestion: "I'll only quote another idol of mine who gave this advice in an interview years ago and I've actually taken it: When in doubt, take Fountain (Avenue). That was Meryl Streep. She advised young actors to take Fountain when there's traffic in L.A. and it's great. It really does work. No traffic." Elle magazine's Women in Hollywood Awards recognizes women for their accomplishments in the entertainment industry. This year's honorees included Amy Adams, Kathy Bates, Felicity Jones, Anna Kendrick, Aja Naomi King, Helen Mirren, Lupita Nyong'o and Kristen Stewart. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/1fab6e540cb8b5951700b8e73956f803 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Tourism on the rise in Iran
 
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(11 Nov 2016) LEAD IN: More western tourists are visiting Iran after a thaw in relations following last year's nuclear deal. STORY-LINE: Iranians are seeing more foreign tourists on their streets a year after the landmark nuclear deal that ended a decade of standoff with the world community. Home to beautiful mountains, breathtaking historical buildings and priceless artwork it has lots to offer the intrepid holiday maker. UNESCO, the United Nations culture agency, has 21 sites in Iran on its World Heritage List. They include the ruins of Persepolis and Pasargadae, the mosques and palace at Meidan Emam of Isfahan and other sites. Beyond that, local skiers and snowboarders boast of Iran's mountains, while Tehran enjoys a growing modern art scene. Shiite pilgrims also travel to different sites in the country. In the last few years, Iran reported having around 5 million tourists a year, most coming from Iraq and other neighbouring countries. Tehran's historical Grand Bazaar, situated in the south, is the largest and most important market in the capital. Every day thousands of traders and ordinary people come to the bazaar to do business, shopping or just pass through. Jacques Genevieve Sanchez is a French tourist visiting the bazaar. She came to Iran with her husband a week ago. She says they started planning this trip years ago but felt now was the right time to finally make that happen. "(We travelled to Iran) because we thought of the country many, many years ago and it seems to them that it is easiest today because there is a new connection between Europe and Iran and we notice that it's true", she says. Another tourist is Stefan Moeller from Germany. The businessman chose Iran as a holiday destination for him and his wife and one-year-old son. Stefan says he has found it an interesting and safe destination despite all the negative publicity it gets. "European people are afraid about Iran. They think there is war and some bad guys here but it is all nice here. Because it's so funny and you can have a lot of fun without those things that we have in Europe", he says. However there are lots of Middle Eastern laws here that are worlds apart from life in Europe. Alcohol is illegal and women are required by law to cover their hair. Homosexuals can also face the death penalty in Iran. While it may be getting more popular with Europeans, Americans make up less than one percent of tourists. However despite US travel warnings, an American luxury tour operator is currently promoting a new trip to Iran in May. Illinois-based Abercrombie & Kent is offering the tour to those willing to take the risk, describing it as the first opportunity to see an Iran opening up to the West after the nuclear deal. The cost of the 12-day tour starts at 5,600 US dollars. Iran and America haven't had formal diplomatic relations since the 1979 US Embassy takeover following the country's Islamic Revolution. The Swiss Embassy currently looks after American interests in the country. Abercrombie & Kent says that interchange between American tourists and the Iranian people will help bridge the gap between the two nations. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/49c8a260592f95a9b01faf0144d5af85 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Obama meets Queen Elizabeth II at Windsor Castle
 
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(22 Apr 2016) US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama on Friday met Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip for lunch at the royal residence of Windsor Castle. Obama is on a three-day visit to the UK, likely the last to the country of his presidency. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/c9a80041b0db233a55967fadcc079ea3 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Child prodigy astounds with musical abilities
 
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(18 Nov 2016) Alma Deutscher is a composer, virtuoso pianist and concert violinist who wrote her first sonata five years ago and whose first full opera will have its world premiere in Vienna next month. All of which is very special because she is just 11 years old. While loving and living music, the child prodigy from Dorking, England, is also busy scraping her knees tree climbing, meeting friends on the playground, swimming or any number of other activities that an 11-year old would enjoy. But when focused on her passion, she's all business. Rehearsing "Cinderella" recently, Alma gave instructions and sung phrases in a clear child's soprano, switching from piano to violin and back as she accompanied the soloists. It all seemed effortless. And the energy doesn't stop flowing off stage. Alma doesn't even try to sit still, gesturing and fidgeting as she talks about "Cinderella." She says she's extremely excited at the prospect of the December 29 premiere. Alma's heroine in her version of the popular story is a composer, the step-mother is an opera director, the two step-sisters are haughty divas. And the prince is a poet who finds Cinderella through a melody she wrote. Her future plans include composing a piano concerto, and a symphony. She has already started on a book which she wants made into a film, complete with her own score. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/ee9c5caa62b384ee414bb2bb1904c719 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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David Bowie's musical 'Lazarus' set for European premiere
 
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(3 Nov 2016) BOWIE MUSICAL 'LAZARUS' SET TO OPEN IN LONDON The European premiere of David Bowie's musical 'Lazarus,' which played a sold-out Off-Broadway run earlier this year in New York, is set for November 8. Original New York cast members Michael C. Hall, Michael Esper, and Sophia Anne Caruso are reprising their roles in director Ivo van Hove's production. Bowie died in January from cancer. He was able to see the New York show before his death at age 69. The play starring "Dexter" and "Six Feet Under" actor Michael C. Hall, was a hit since its previews and Bowie's death made tickets even harder to come by. Bowie wrote the musical with Irish playwright Enda Walsh as a sequel to the 1963 novel "The Man Who Fell to Earth" by Walter Tevis, which inspired the 1976 film of the same name that he starred in. Michael C Hall stars as Newton, the character famously portrayed by David Bowie in the 1976 screen adaptation directed by Nicolas Roeg. The play focuses on Newton as he remains still on Earth - a 'man' unable to die. The set list comprises some of Bowie's biggest hits _ including "Changes," "Heroes," "Absolute Beginners" and "Life on Mars" _ as well as new songs like "Lazarus," taken from Bowie's "Blackstar" album, released shortly before his death. Lazarus is scheduled to run in London through 22 January 2017. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/a05e0d4783374fceeedfc1db716513e0 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Prince George joins parents at military air show
 
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(8 Jul 2016) The UK's Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and Kate, were joined by their young son Prince George on a visit to the Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford on Friday. Prince George, who celebrates his third birthday in two weeks, wore blue ear defenders as William and Kate toured one of the world's largest military air shows. George got the chance to sit in the cockpit of a Red Arrow Hawk and was shown the inner workings of a Squirrel helicopter during the visit. The trip was the first time the young prince has joined his parents on an official engagement in the UK. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/9020c1219d7df0a92ffe2c7f84449ea7 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Duke and Duchess Cambridge attend church service
 
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(25 Dec 2016) The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended a Christmas Day church service at St Mark's Church in Englefield, Berkshire on Sunday. The royal couple is celebrating Christmas with the Middleton family in nearby Bucklebury, instead of with the Queen at Sandringham. They arrived at the church with Prince George and Princess Charlotte. Kate's mother and father - Carole and Michael Middleton - sister Pippa, and brother James also attended the service. A heavy cold kept Queen Elizabeth II from attending the traditional Christmas morning church service near her Sandringham estate in rural Norfolk, England. It is extremely rare for Elizabeth to miss the service, which is a cornerstone of the royal family's Christmas celebrations and brings the monarch into contact with local residents who gather outside for a glimpse of her. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/7fe49f891e59ccc56c9e94325e328aab Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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New Delhi residents find tranquillity in Buddhist chanting
 
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(26 Apr 2016) FOR CLEAN VERSION SEE STORY NUMBER: 4032504 LEAD IN: Busy New Delhi residents are finding tranquillity in Buddhist chanting. The rhythmic mantras are offering practitioners a chance to be mindful and present in the moment. STORY-LINE: They chant in unison. A group of six people from across the Indian capital, office workers, homemakers, students, people who belong to different faiths, gather to repeatedly chant Buddhist mantras. Devotees say it brings practitioners spiritual solace or just a break from the cacophony of New Delhi's crowded streets. Buddhism has a history of drawing outsiders: Hollywood celebrities, agnostics, Christians and Jews who have lost touch with their own religions, attracted by Buddhism's easy rituals and lack of dogma. Now, Buddhist chanting has come to the upper-middle class enclaves of some of the most crowded, noisy and stressful cities in the world, drawing in thousands of Indians - most of them Hindu - in search of something to soothe their troubles. At a recent chanting session in a middle-class New Delhi neighbourhood, participants quietly sat down on thin mattresses on the floor in the carpeted basement of a residential building, with their legs folded under them and hands joined in prayer. Facing an ornate wooden altar that contains the Gohonzon - a scroll with the chant "Nam-Myoho-Renge-Kyo" inscribed on it that is venerated - they begin chanting. Latecomers seamlessly join in, blending their voices with the ongoing rhythm. Soon the tempo picks up speed and builds to a crescendo before slowing as the chanters gather their breath. The repetitive mantra is accompanied by the clicking of wooden beads and one of the chanters striking a gong at intervals. " I was like, over forty years old when I started chanting and that's when I realized its never too late I found a way of life that I could achieve my dream," says Ruma Roka, aged 54, who runs an institute for young people with hearing disabilities. She spends her work day teaching young deaf adults, training them to find mainstream jobs in banking and hospitality. Roka's work is physically and emotionally draining and after a long day, she looks forward to her chanting session. "They (the young deaf adults) have gone through so much rubbish and torture in their lives, kids are not getting employed, I wouldn't not be able to survive. I would run.. I would have a compassion deficit. When I go home and I chant I appreciate my life," Roka says. The Buddhist phrase "Nam-Myoho-Renge-Kyo" means the law of cause and effect. Repeatedly chanting the phrase was started by a 13th century Japanese priest named Nichiren Daishonin, who believed that it would enable chanters to realize the "inner Buddhahood" that lies dormant within every human being. The chanting itself does not require much. Practitioners sit facing a blank wall or in a place where they will not be distracted. Ideally, they would face an altar containing the Gohonzon. Some loop a string of beads over their hands that they put together in prayer. Chanting is done with the eyes open, with the beads helping to focus on the sonorous sound of the invocation. Hindus who chant on a regular basis say they see no conflict with their traditional religious beliefs because the basic tenets of all religions are the same. Gaurav Saboo, 34, works as an executive in an international bank and puts in long hours at the office each day He has been chanting for 15 years, and credits the practice for his success. After he cleared his accountancy examinations at the young age of 21, his career has soared. Seeing his positive attitude, Saboo says his wife has taken to chanting as well. Practitioners chant individually but meet once a month to share experiences. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/ad1a0a91f4252acce9a68778ca866bd1 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Police stop migrants trying to enter Croatia
 
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(18 Oct 2015) Thousands of migrants and refugees have been stranded in the Balkans, trying to cross into Croatia from Serbia, as fog and cold weather sets in. Huge crowds of people scuffled with a line of Croatian police who had set up a cordon preventing them from entering the country on Sunday. Across the border in Serbia, thousands of people have been sitting in some 50 buses since the early hours of Sunday morning waiting to cross to Croatia. More are expected to arrive during the day. The Balkan migrant route switched to Slovenia early Saturday after Hungary's right-wing government closed its border to Croatia for the influx, citing security concerns and saying it wants to protect the European Union from an uncontrolled flow of people. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/7c22a3f382a83d24c1ff4b5b02528c00 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Chinese and British leaders eat fish and chips
 
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(22 Oct 2015) British Prime Minister David Cameron treated Chinese President Xi Jinping to a meal of fish and chips at a British pub in the village of Ellesborough on Thursday evening. Local media has reported that Xi and his delegation were keen to sample the traditional dish since arriving in the UK three days ago. During their visit at the The Plough and Cadsden, the two leaders were also greeted by locals having a drink at the pub. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/3a68db5d2867f68837b4046fa773bf1f Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Eco-friendly supermarket uses zero plastic packaging
 
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(15 Nov 2016) LEAD IN: Could this be a sign of things to come? An independent supermarket in Copenhagen uses zero plastic packaging. Instead, LØS Market offers customers cotton or compostable paper bags, or re-usable glass containers. STORY-LINE: It's late afternoon and shoppers at Copenhagen's LØS Market are busily picking up some items on their way home. But there's one big difference here. Instead of taking pre-packaged items and stuffing them into plastic bags, customers are encouraged to use biodegradable bags or glass containers and take only what they need. Once they're done shopping, the produce is weighed and customers pay for only what they've taken. "It makes no sense at all, when I go home and buy my shopping somewhere else, and I buy a packet of rice and I buy a cucumber, and then when I come home I just tear it apart and throw it out, it doesn't make any sense at all," says August Septimius Krogh from LØS market. "In this place, I can buy stuff and have nothing to throw out afterwards." LØS Market - which translates as 'loose market' - opened in the Danish capital this summer. It's claimed to be the first of its kind in the Danish capital. Director Frederic Hamburger says regular customers have told him they're already noticing less plastic in their waste bins. He decided to start the project after being inspired by similar ventures around the world. "The containers that are used in here is glass, is cotton, is compostable paper bags as well, organic, so people are re-using that all the time, so it's circular and it's lasting all the time," says Hamburger. "This is the point - not using plastic and instead re-usable materials as well to continue again and again, and buy." The vegan supermarket sells everything from fruits and vegetables to nuts, beans and rice. There are around 400 organic products, all sold in bulk without any packaging. There's even these taps that dispense organic wine. They can be used in conjunction with re-usable glass bottles. Once all the wine is consumed, the glass bottles are returned to be washed then re-used. "We say down here that it's more sexy to shop down here because you get a product that is nice to look at and it's easy to work with," says Krogh. "And secondly, you only have to buy what you need instead of buying a fixed amount of food. So, in that sense we make less food waste because you don't have to buy certain amounts." Those here at LØS Market believe the concept could work on a large scale. One hurdle may be shopper acceptance and changing well-ingrained habits, but customers here don't seem to mind. "I think a lot of people are keen to now how they can help in some way," says Ffion Legg, a student at the University of Copenhagen. "And so recycling is a big deal and people are getting used to that, but I think that this is a huge way that we could reduce our waste." Krogh claims reducing the amount of plastic waste generated by shoppers also has some preferential knock-on effects, such as fewer garbage trucks on the road. According to Denmark's Environment Agency, the average Dane produces 759 kg of trash per year. "You don't need to empty your garbage tray at home and there will be no huge garbage truck driving around to take out your trash. In that sense there is a difference," says Krogh. "Because if it's only one guy doing it, it doesn't mean much, but if one guy is producing 750 kilos of garbage a year - which Danes do - imagine if it was a hundred guys or a thousand people." Tackling mounting waste, one customer at a time. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/528eebe529e3a4752fb7e815e2916d46 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Venezuela middle class crosses border for groceries
 
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(18 Jul 2016) Tebie Gonzalez and Ramiro Ramirez still have their sleek apartment, a fridge covered with souvenir magnets from vacations aboard, and closets full of name brand clothes. But they feel hunger drawing close. So when the Venezuelan government opened the long-closed border with Colombia this weekend, the couple decided to drain what remained of the savings they put away before the country spun into economic crisis and stocked up on food. Gonzalez, 36, earns several times the minimum wage with her job as a sales manager for a chain of furniture stores in the western mountain town of San Cristobal. But lately, her salary is no match for Venezuela's 700-percent inflation. Ramirez's auto parts shop went bust after President Nicolas Maduro closed the border with Colombia a year ago, citing uncontrolled smuggling, and cut off the region's best avenue for imported goods. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/f49debec8a692b20032254991a276981 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Inside the Shah's former palace
 
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(26 Mar 2016) LEAD IN: The former home of Iran's Shah in Tehran is attracting many visitors, fascinated by pre-revolution royal times. The Iranian royal family spent their last days in the Niavaran palace complex, before the 2500-year old Persian monarchy came to an end in 1979. STORY-LINE This palace to the north of the capital Tehran was home to the last Iranian Shah, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi and his family. Built in an 11 hectares (27 acres) estate, the Niavaran place has served as a favourite resort for Iranian kings since the 19th century. Reza Pahlavi finished building his main residence here, called the Private Palace, in 1967. But unlike other buildings in the complex, the Private Palace is strikingly modern. Museum guide Kurosh Salehi says: "what distinguishes this palace (from other Persian ones) is the modern design, which of course includes some elements of Iranian and Persian architecture." According to Salehi, The palace was originally aimed to host royal guests, but later on the Shah and his wife, queen Farah Diba, chose it as their main residence, spending at least 9 months there. Designed by Iranian architect, Mohsen Forooghi, the palace has a contemporary look, without the curves and domes typical of the older Islamic architecture. Elements of Persian architecture, such as stucco and tile work are also visible. The palace is still full of mementos of the past, including many gifts given by foreign leaders, like a golden decorative bowl presented by former U.S president Nixon in 1973. French-made Sèvres vases decorate the halls, some of them with the painted portraits of Reza Pahlavi and his wife Farah Diba. One of the most treasured items is a rug called "Carpet of the well-known" featuring images of Iranian kings as well as famous historical figures, including Jesus Christ, Alexander the Great, Henry V of England and Napoléon Bonaparte. Visitor Hosseini says: "the architecture is full of energy. Life is flowing inside things here. It depicts the nature of Iranian art." The peaceful exterior is also visited by many tourists. Museum guide Shahrzad Pakniyat explains: "the entire garden was originally as vast as 11 hectares (27 acres). The private palace, which was the main residence (of the Shah and his family) is 9,000 square metres (10763 square yards). It is composed of three stories and it has a convertible aluminium roof." There are two older palaces built during the Qajar dynasty (1785-1925) in the vast estate, as well as a library and a museum featuring royal family vehicles. Two Rolls-Royce cars are on display, as well as motorbikes and electric cars. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/9ed87354a762dd6f3ea2b51a88daa3f6 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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All hopes lie on the world's last male northern white rhino
 
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(28 Feb 2016) LEAD IN: The northern white rhino is on the brink of extinction. Only three remain on the planet - and they are under 24-hour armed guard. Now scientists are attempting IVF with surrogate females from a different subspecies in a race against time to keep the species alive. STORY-LINE: And then there were three. This is Sudan, the world's last remaining male northern white rhino. He lives at the Ol Pejeta conservancy in central Kenya along with two females, Fatu and Najin. Since his fellow male Suni died last year, the fate of the northern white rhino species rests on Sudan's shoulders. "There were two males and two females but we have lost one male, so we've got one male and two females," says keeper Zacharia Mutai. There are no known northern white rhinos in the wild. Sudan and the females are under 24-hour armed guard to protect them from poachers. "Well securing Northern white rhinos entails us to be out for at least 14 hours per shift. So everyone is out at around six in the evening and the other shift takes over at 10 am the next morning. So everyone is out and dedicated to the northern white rhinos," says guard Paul Waweru. Sudan got his name from his origin of birth, South Sudan. Born in 1973 and captured in 1975, he was taken to a zoo in the Czech Republic where he stayed in captivity for decades. He was brought back to Africa in 2009 for breeding together with three other rhinos - his current companions Fatu and Najin and the late male, Suni. The rhinos are protected, fed and groomed, and they seem to have forged good relationships with the keepers and guards. "He really enjoys being rubbed under the belly. Sometimes behind the ears. He's ok when he is being rubbed. And even sometimes we can use a brush to scratch him and he likes that," says Mutai. Sudan is keen to mate, but there's a problem. At 43 years old, he's not as strong as he used to be. His semen quality is not the best and neither is his ability to mount naturally. Attempts to breed the rhinos have failed, so now the keepers are turning to desperate measures. "Right now Sudan is too old, but he is looking for the females, but when we look at him the hind leg is weak of which he is not able to mount on the females, because it can't support itself, that's why it can't mate in a natural way, so but we have collected semen before for the use of IVF," says Mutai. "Also one of the females - she has got the same problem like Sudan, the hind leg is bad, it's weak, so she can't be able to support herself when being mounted. So the only way we can do it is we can combine semen from the male and also collect eggs from the two females and plant (them) in a southern white rhino of which the southern white rhino would be a surrogate mother. It's just a way of trying to save them. If it works it will help to save this endangered species." The Ol Pejeta Conservancy says this IVF procedure using a southern white female as a surrogate has never been done before, and is not without risks. The remaining three northern whites are not getting any younger and could die before the procedure has been successfully developed. Rhinos are native to South Sudan, Congo, Central Africa Republic and Chad, countries that have witnessed years of civil wars making conservation efforts futile. This subspecies has been decimated by poachers who kill them for their horns. The horns are in high demand in parts of Asia, where some people claim they have medicinal properties for treating everything from hangovers to cancer. Rhino horns as ornaments have been prized for centuries for their beautiful see-through colour when carved. Theoretically stem cells can produce any body tissue. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/fd048f939368c516afbe9819eb84a66d Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Edward Snowden on Trump victory
 
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(11 Nov 2016) EDWARD SNOWDEN COMMENTS ON TRUMP VICTORY National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden commented on the U.S. election result on Thursday (10 NOVEMBER 2016), speaking to an assembled audience in Amsterdam via webstream from Moscow. The subject of a 2016 film directed by Oliver Stone and starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Snowden was asked how the outcome of the presidential race affected his case. "I try to focus on the issues that matter the most here, and while I obviously care about what happens to me I am the least important part of any of this," Snowden said. "This is not about me, this is about us, and when I see these changes in government where we see these candidates who are extremely authoritarian and they believe that if we have the power to do something we should do something, we stop thinking about wrong or right, we stop thinking about should or should not, and instead we focus strictly on can or cannot. These I think are civic dangers to everyone, and these are the things that we have to focus the most on resisting, not individual cases but broad social cases. And this is the thing that I think we begin to forget when we focus too much on a single candidate." He continued, "It was a moment where we believed that because the right person (U.S. President Barack Obama) got into office everything would change. But unfortunately once he took that office we saw that he didn't actually fulfill those campaign promises. Guantanamo Bay - the secret prison in Cuba - which he had promised to close on the first day of his presidency, is still open and likely will be on the last day of his presidency. He embraced the policies of mass surveillance, extended them and entrenched them. And this isn't to criticize this president particularly. This is not to say Obama is what we should be worried about, this is to talk about a broader point which is, we should be cautious about putting too much faith or fear in the work of elected officials. At the end of the day this just a president." You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/29348d5303289c4e6786129b6186ceb2 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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David Beckham greets fans at the launch of his latest H and M collaboration
 
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(27 Sep 2016) BECKHAM SIGNS SKIN, SNAPS SELFIES IN LOS ANGELES David Beckham posed for photos and greeted fans in Los Angeles Monday (26 SEPT. 2016) while promoting his latest collaboration with H and M. The event launched the Modern Essentials campaign and the first 150 people in line got a chance to meet the former soccer star. One fan had Beckham autograph her ankle while the crowd cheered her on. Actor-comedian Kevin Hart stars alongside Beckham in the brand's campaign. The autumn/winter 2016 Modern Essentials selected by David Beckham collection goes on sale on September 29. Beckham also recently debuted a new menswear collection with British heritage brand Kent and Curwen at London Fashion Week. He is part-owner of the brand. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/4a4ae9402a57c7a5a80064799f42e1fd Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Colourful characters from one of the UK's biggest music record fairs
 
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(2 Feb 2015) Vinyl record technology dates back to the 19th Century and has long since been superseded by digital technology - but despite this, vinyl is becoming increasingly popular with record collectors. At the UK's biggest record fair in London, collectors are will to spend large sums of cash for the rarest and most sought-after releases by their favourite bands. They scratch easily, you can't play them in the car and the vinyl heyday has long since passed, but despite this, music fans across the world still chose to spin the black discs. So what's everybody getting in a spin about? The needle touches down and the analogue sound bursts into life on this tiny portable record player. Here at the London Record Fair at Olympia, thousands of record sellers and collectors converge to do business. One of those on the look out for a rare vinyl is Andy Biddle.... if his tattoos don't give away his favourite band then his nickname 'Pistols' might. Punk Andy is obsessed with influential and controversial London band the Sex Pistols. He has spent his life inking his heroes onto his skin and buying their rare vinyl records. Andy owns 500 Sex Pistols albums but is trying to curb his hobby because it is becoming increasingly more expensive as the vinyls become rarer and rarer. Of course it wasn't always this way and he picked up the first records in collection for pocket money. "The first (Sex) Pistols record I bought was My Way and I paid 64 pence (USD $1) for that down Rumblelows (a UK electical store) in 1978. Now I'm paying... the most expensive single I've bought is God Save the Queen, Turkish (special edition) and I've never seen another one of them. That cost me �650, (USD $1,000)" he says. And when he's not buying Sex Pistols vinyl records he is getting them tattooed on his wrists - although he's fast running out of space for many more. "Right that's the catalogue number for the A&M (record company) of God Save the Queen and that's the catalogue number for Anarchy in the UK," he says. The Olympia fair is the largest record fair in the UK and is organised by Rob Lythall. Organiser Lythall says this is his busiest time, and he'll even help manning the crowded stalls when necessary. Olympia is one of the most important record fairs in the world and always attracts a strong collection of foreign buyers hoping to pick up a bargain in Britain. Lythall explains: "This is the big show in the UK, it happens several times a year and we get people from literally all over the world - South America, obviously the USA, from Europe, Russia, Poland and all the old Eastern Bloc and obviously China and Japan. So the whole world descends on Olympia for these vinyl shows." Gertee Kuipers is visiting from the Netherlands. Kuipers is an Elvis Presley fan but he's managed to pick-up something unusual. A single by British television presenter Noel Edmonds... although Kuipers freely admits he's never heard of Edmonds before. Having picked up the record for the price of a cup of tea means Kuipers can afford to take a chance, and he's hoping that when he gets back to the Netherlands and can research it properly then he will have discovered a rare gem. "It's very nice to look out in the Netherlands what it is and if other people have it and "ooh, they don't have", "what is this?" That's very nice." Another European visitor is Frenchman Roland Cangalot who has travelled all the way from Toulouse in the south of France to be at the record fair. Cangalot is a Depeche Mode fan and finds it much easier to add to his collection in London - close to the 80s electronic artist's home town in Basildon, Essex. The demographic at the show is very middle-aged and very male. The Olympia Record Fair opened for one day only on January 31. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/4bf2b963ef7b56d1fb302c84c163464a Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Nun resists Vatican attempt to shut German abbey
 
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(26 Dec 2016) Sister Apollonia Buchinger has walked the labyrinthine halls of Altomuenster Abbey in Germany for two and a half decades and is now the last Bridgettine nun living there. Without the minimum three nuns needed for a monastery, the Vatican has ordered Altomuenster closed. But Sister Apollonia fought back. She decided to open up a precious library that scholars consider the "holy grail" for Bridgettine research and the thousands of works of art in its possession. This library has been off-limits to all but nuns for more than five centuries. Scholars had only a brief glimpse at the hundreds of tomes with a plan to return and fully catalog the collection when the order for the dissolution of the monastery came in from the Vatican. The person now in charge, Sister Gabriele Konrad, locked the collection down, along with some 2,300 statues, paintings and other works of art, as part of her duties to inventory Altomuenster's collections. Since 1496, the former Benedictine abbey in Bavaria has housed the Altomuenster branch of the order founded by Saint Bridget in Sweden in the 14th century, which uniquely is run by women. It's one of three from the original branch of the order still operating today. It survived the Protestant reformation that saw many northern branches destroyed, escaped the 30 Years War unscathed and even avoided becoming a hospital for the Nazi SS in the final days of World War II. But what war couldn't do, modernity has and it appears that the monastery will become another casualty of the shrinking Catholic Church unless the Vatican changes its mind. Sister Apollonia has appealed to the Vatican for more time, convinced she will be able to turn things around with help from other Bridgettine Orders to start training her own novices to become nuns. With the help of her only postulant, a 38-year-old who left a law career last year to become a nun but is unable to continue without more nuns to teach her, Sister Apollonia's started a blog, a Twitter account and even a Facebook page to try and generate interest in Altomuenster. Sister Gabriele points out, however, that the decline of Altomuenster has been going on for decades and that previous attempts to bring in other nuns failed. For example, when two Bridgettines came from Mexico came in 2012 only to return home after two weeks because they were homesick and didn't fit in. As a Papal Order, the Vatican itself has oversight of Altomuenster and if the plans go ahead to close it down, all of its property would be turned over to the local church authorities, in this case the dioceses of Munich and Freising, which sought to downplay the significance of the library in a statement to the AP. The dioceses said the collection includes "a large number of antiphonaries from the 18th century, most in very used and some in damaged condition," and that six antiphonaries - books containing religious chants - from the Middle Ages have "already been studied by scholars." The Bridgettine Order was founded by Saint Bridget of Sweden in the mid-14th Century and was open to both men and women. The Order's rules called for a monastery to have a maximum 60 nuns and 13 priests and be governed by an abbess; the nuns all wear a distinctive veil topped with a white "crown" with five red points representing Jesus' five wounds from crucifixion. If the plans go ahead to close the monastery, the Munich and Freising dioceses would take over its properties - which is why Sister Apollonia believes it's being closed. Altomuenster is the terminus of a subway line from Munich, one of Germany's most expensive cities, and the monastery has many acres of fields and forests in addition to the city-block sized abbey - property thought to be worth tens of millions of euros. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/a0f63525532d7e73c01a932708028c7c Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Bridal Couture Fashion Week kicks off in Lahore
 
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(26 Nov 2016) BRIDAL COUTURE FASHION WEEK KICKS OFF IN LAHORE Bridal Couture Fashion Week kicked off in Lahore Friday night (25 NOV. 2016). On the opening day, eight designers showcased their intricate designs. One of them was celebrated Pakistani designer Sobia Nazir. "I was doing the finale of day one. I've showcased my bridal collection by the name of The Mohal, which was inspired by Hawa Mahal, which is in Jaipur," she said. "The collection was totally inspired by the architecture and the colors of that building and it was very vibrant and very rich, regal collection. The embroideries were also very traditional and very intricate." Since its inception, Bridal Couture Week (BCW) has established itself as the number one event for both established and new fashion designers to showcase their latest bridal collections. Over the years it has provided a platform not only for Pakistan's prominent designers, but has also the aspiring and emerging talent. "Well BCW is, again, representing the Pakistani designer. It was a fantastic show, but this time I witnessed personally - I saw very creative work in the designers' work," said fashion journalist Taranjeet Singh. "I am hopeful that the second and third day there will be a lot of the best designers and something new will be coming," he added. Bridal Couture Week was pioneered by HUM Network six years ago with the objective of promoting Pakistan's bridal industry. The grand bridal show has now become the most eagerly awaited event of the fashion industry in Pakistan. The three day event will end on Sunday. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/43a45c082aeb581e3a554a0138f11390 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Supermodel Kate Moss Talks To Met Police Over Claims Of Cocaine Use, Claudia Schiffer And Kate Moss
 
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(31 Jan 2006) APTN London, UK 22nd September 2003 1. MS Kate Moss takes her seat at table and photographers 2. B-Roll Show including CU of Kate Moss and Rosemary Ferguson in audience 3. Finale including designers' appearance 4. VS Kate Moss backstage " You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/c6ae0722e485fd7328579ec7df59a98f Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Integrated school helps Syrians adapt to life in Sudan
 
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(23 Nov 2016) LEAD IN: A dedicated school in Sudan for both Syrian and Sudanese female students is being hailed a success for integrating and welcoming refugees. More than 150,000 Syrian refugees have arrived in Sudan since the start of war in Syria. STORY-LINE: Female students arrive for classes at Somayya bint Al-Khayyat Standard Girls School for Basic Education on the outskirts of Khartoum. While it looks like a regular busy morning assembly, this school has one big difference - the majority of students are Syrian. The school is made up of 240 Syrian girls and 120 Sudanese students. Of the 25 teachers, 17 are Syrian and the rest are Sudanese. There's no segregation and all classes are a mix of girls from the same age group. The shared language and similarities in culture help the students to bond with each other. The joint Syrian-Sudanese school is being hailed as a successful program for integrating Syrian refugees into a new life in Sudan. Ola Othman is a 14 year-old Syrian student who came to Sudan with her family six months ago to flee the fighting in her home country. "All my colleagues are good. We have no problems among us, ever. They are kind. Teachers are excellent. They explain everything we want, and answer all our questions. My grades are excellent and I hope to stay so," she says. The Sudanese government has allied the school with the Committee to Support Syrian Families, which is a group helping Syrian refugees in Khartoum. The group provides the equipment and supplies needed to bring the school closer to those in Syria. However the school teaches the official Sudanese curriculum, but with added extras to cater for the Syrian students. "We teach them English, because the Sudanese government schools do not teach English until the fifth grade and above. We teach it from the first grade. They (students) also study Syria's geography and history," says Nusaiba Al-Ayoubi, supervisor of Syrian students in Somayya bint Al-Khayyat school. The deputy head teacher, Laila Mostafa, says the students are progressing well in the shared environment. Ola Othman moved to Sudan with her father, mother and two brothers. Like other Syrian families, they entered without a visa. Sudan allows Syrians to enter its territory without a visa and subsequently treats them as Sudanese citizens in terms of free education, treatment in government hospitals, freedom of movement and acquisitions and the opening of projects. For these reasons and others, more than 150,000 Syrian refugees have arrived in Sudan since the start of war in Syria. They are called here guests not refugees. Ola's father works as a blacksmith and earns approximately 4000 Sudanese pounds per month. Half of that goes on rent for the apartment they live in. Ola's mother works as a teacher in the Syrian school and earns around 500 pounds per month. Ola says she has high hopes of becoming an eye doctor when she finishes her schooling. "I want to become an oculist, because the field of ophthalmology does not deal with blood, for when I was in Syria I had a problem with blood, because there is always blood, blood, blood. So, I am afraid of blood, and I liked to be an oculist due to lack of surgery in ophthalmology. I only do not want to conduct surgery, I just want to examine the eyes (for) diseases, the nearsightedness, farsightedness and so on," she says. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/35637257462d34fdc451b2f6679c405b Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Bosnian Muslims celebrate Eid al-Fitr
 
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(5 Jul 2016) Bosnian Muslims gathered in Sarajevo on Tuesday to celebrate Eid al-Fitr, marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan. Mufti Husein Kavazovic led prayers at the at the Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque. This year's Ramadan has been particularly challenging for Muslims as it fell during summer. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/90ba705a22311f3d76ed29d0e299cf2e Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Prince's Paisley Park recording studio and home reopens permanently as museum
 
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(2 Nov 2016) PRINCE'S 'PAISLEY PARK' NOW OPEN TO THE PUBLIC AS A MUSEUM Prince's Paisley Park studio complex and home reopened permanently Oct. 28, as a museum honoring his musical legacy, and the mayor of the Minneapolis suburb of Chanhassen declared it "Paisley Park Day" in celebration. "Paisley is representative of everything Prince was and what Prince stood for and it is a very exciting time here," said Angie Marchese, Director of Archives at Paisley Park. Visitors to the museum can see the studios where he recorded his hits, his guitars, "Purple Rain" motorcycle, costumes, awards and other memorabilia. Also on display is an urn — a stylized replica of the building — that contains Prince's ashes. "Oh the collection is massive here, we've got over 6,000 pieces of wardrobe in the collection. Over 121 guitars, so we've got everything from the hohner guitar which, as you know, created so much great music, to handwritten lyrics in a spiral notebook from 1977 for his first album, 'For You.' Costumes from 'Purple Rain,' the Oscar is on display, as well as costumes all through his last tour. So it kind of spans the gamut, there's wardrobe, there's instruments, there's handwritten lyrics," Marchese said. Prince died at Paisley Park in April of an accidental painkiller overdose. The museum, managed by the same company that runs Elvis Presley's Graceland, is expected to draw 600,000 people a year. The 70-minute tour costs $38.50 (USD) while the 100-minute VIP tour costs $100. There's also additional service fees per ticket. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/0093c370ab584114d77f370137add84d Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Russians celebrate Trump victory
 
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(9 Nov 2016) Residents of Moscow reacted on Wednesday to Donald Trump's victory in the US presidential election. A group of Russians from the Friends of Trump group celebrated as the results came in live at a bar in the Russian capital. Elsewhere a group of Americans from Democrats Abroad gathered in an American-style diner to watch the contest. One woman said she was "shocked" at the outcome of the voting as the results appeared to be going in Trump's favour. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/014e1dc79ca587b3b5258d1f7ac80b4c Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Fuel cell technology boosts drone flight
 
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(29 Mar 2016) FOR CLEAN VERSION SEE STORY NUMBER: 4029669 LEAD IN: A UK-based energy tech company is demonstrating how hydrogen fuel cells can be used to significantly extend the range of commercial drones. Intelligent Energy says its technology can extend flight times from 15 minutes to up to two hours, benefiting a range of industries from inspection to search and rescue. STORY-LINE: Lift-off for this four-rotored quadcopter, but this is a drone with a difference. In this muddy Loughborough farmer's field, around 170 kilometres north of London, experts from UK-based energy group Intelligent Energy are testing what they claim to be a game-changer for drone tech. While it may not appear different from current commercially-available UAVs, this drone is powered using two hydrogen fuel cells. The only waste product is warm air and water. This, Intelligent Energy claims, solves two of the biggest problems associated with current battery-powered drones: flight time and re-fuelling. "So, I'm holding a drone with a fuel cell technology on board instead of a battery," explains Julian Hughes, acting managing director of Intelligent Energy's Consumer Electronics Division. "So, we've integrated the fuel cells to give an extended flight time over and above traditional batteries." Having announced last December they'd developed a prototype range-extender for drones, Intelligent Energy now feels confident enough to demonstrate its technology. On top of the drone are two hydrogen fuel cell stacks fitted with fans to usher in oxygen, therefore prompting the chemical reaction. Underneath is a 350 millilitres hydrogen tank which, Intelligent Energy say, can be changed in around a minute once depleted. Hughes says the water by-product produced by the reaction is so minimal it disappears as vapour, similar to what humans breathe out. They claim any added weight is negated by the extended flight time. "So, on the top are the two fuel cell stacks, they need oxygen which is from the air, which is what the fans help and underneath is the hydrogen," he explains. "So, the hydrogen and the oxygen run across the fuel cell plates and produce electricity." Intelligent Energy believes this application of hydrogen fuel cell technology will be a game-changer for the rapidly-growing commercial and enterprise drone market. Independent research firm, MarketsandMarkets, expects the global commercial drone market to sky-rocket in the coming years, reaching $5.59 billion USD by 2020. But, Hughes says it's currently held back by the short range and long re-charging times associated with conventional batteries. "So, the main problem with current battery technology on drones is flight time - you get around 15 minutes and then you have to re-charge the battery for a number of hours," he says. "And with fuel cell technology that we now have put on board, the flight times are significantly increased, up to between an hour and two hours. "And no need to recharge the battery, all you need to do is change the fuel source and that takes around a minute." It's thought longer flight times and quicker refueling will open a wide range of possibilities for high-flying drone tech. Inspection, search and rescue, aerial photography, precision agriculture and parcel delivery could all benefit. Having completed an engineering PhD at Cambridge University, Dr. Ben Todd founded London-based Arcola Energy, an engineering services company which specialises in fuel cells and hydrogen. Dr. Todd says drones are potentially a good use for hydrogen fuel cell tech, but only when its application outweighs the added cost and complexity. Dr. Todd says people shouldn't be worried about any safety implications. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/5fb18a44a30347831125ab9a8bcdac17 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Prince Philip attends James Bond-themed gala dinner with Sir Roger Moore and Dame Judi Dench
 
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(10 Jun 2016) DENCH JOINS CELEBRATIONS OF 60TH DUKE OF EDINBURGH AWARDS Royals and celebrities alike attended a Bond themed party in Buckinghamshire Thursday (9 JUNE 2016) to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Duke of Edinburgh awards. The fundraiser, hosted by David Walliams, was attended by the Duke of Edinburgh himself, joined by fellow Royals, his son and daughter-in-law, the Duke and Countess of Wessex. Bond stars including Dame Judi Dench, Joanna Lumley and Naomi Harris mingled on the lawn of Stoke Park, which featured in Bond movies "Goldfinger" and "Tomorrow Never Dies." Dench paid homage to her Bond past with diamante stickers spelling 007 on her lower neck. After the release of "Spectre" late last year, there has been much speculation as to whether Daniel Craig will return to the iconic role for another movie. And as for the Royals, the celebrations don't end here - with Prince Philip's 95th birthday Friday (10 JUNE 2016) and events taking place all weekend for the Queen's 90th birthday. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/253ab274e8a50a1b1396967c1dae4168 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Violinist Itzhak Perlman blasts Donald Trump over disabled journalist
 
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(21 Jun 2016) VIOLINIST ITZHAK PERLMAN BLASTS DONALD TRUMP OVER DISABLED JOURNALIST Violinist Itzhak Perlman, a longtime advocate for the disabled, is still upset over Donald Trump's derisive behavior toward a disabled reporter last fall and says he will be supporting Hillary Clinton in November's election. The mild-mannered musician, who contracted polio as a child and uses an electric scooter to move around, said he usually tries to steer clear of politics, but is finding it difficult to stay quiet during the current campaign. Last November, Trump flailed his arms in an apparent attempt to mimic a New York Times reporter who suffers from a congenital condition that restricts joint movement. At the time, Trump was taking issue with one of the reporter's stories. "That was a mindless kind of decision," Perlman said in Jerusalem, Tuesday (21 June 2016). "It was terrible. You don't do that ... It's almost not worth commenting on because it's so outrageous." Asked whether he would be endorsing a candidate, he said: "I'm just hoping that Hillary will do it," adding that it would be "impossible" if Trump is elected. It is not the first time Perlman has been drawn into a politically sensitive issue. Last month, he canceled a performance with the North Carolina Symphony to protest the state's new law limiting anti-discrimination policies for LGBT people. Perlman said he initially intended to deliver a statement against the law at the concert. But when the state funded orchestra told him that would be impossible, he decided to cancel the performance altogether. He has said he will perform when the law is repealed. "I hope that they do something there that I can come back and play," he said. The Israeli-American Perlman, one of the world's most recognized classical musicians, is in the country of his birth to collect the $1 million Genesis Prize, known unofficially as the "Jewish Nobel Prize." He was selected for the honor for his "exceptional contributions" as a musician, teacher, advocate for the disabled and dedication to Jewish values and Israel. Perlman, 70, has won 16 Grammys, including a lifetime achievement award in 2008, and played the violin solo in John Williams' Oscar-winning soundtrack for the 1993 film "Schindler's List." He has performed with or conducted the world's top symphony orchestras, and has been a regular guest at White House events. Last year, he received the U.S. Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor. Perlman is also one of the few classical musicians to enjoy broad crossover appeal. He has appeared on late night comedy programs, "Sesame Street" and American public television programs. With his wife Toby, he helps run the Perlman Music Program for talented young musicians. Perlman said he has not yet decided exactly how he will spend the prize money, but that it will go to support two causes close to his heart: music and empowering people with disabilities. He said he has his eyes set on promoting music education in Israel. "We have got to make kids excited about classical music," he said. "I just hope I can do something about that." He added he would also promote the idea that "every person with a disability is an individual," with their own sets of needs. He said society must do more to enable people with disabilities to utilize their strengths and realize their potential. Perlman offered himself as an example: he wants to be recognized as a great violinist - not as a musician with a disability. "I don't play the violin with my legs. I play it with my hands," he said. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is scheduled to present the award to Perlman at a ceremony in Jerusalem on Thursday night that will be hosted by actress Helen Mirren. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/f04324490a30a3896796ccc0bf7b4e5e Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Growing Number of Schools Say Bye to Homework
 
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(26 Sep 2016) Nats – teacher: "How many of us remember that from yesterday?" THE STUDENTS IN MS. MITCHELL'S 4TH GRADE CLASS.... ARE EAGER TO ASK QUESTIONS. BUT WHEN IT COMES TO HOMEWORK.. THE ENTHUSIASM TURNS INTO SOMETHING ELSE. SOUNDBITE: Maxine Mann, Fourth-grader, Oakridge Elementary I get stressed out." SOUNDBITE: Hana Stack, Fourth-grader, Oakridge Elementary "It was so stressful." SOUNDBITE: Michael Gonzales, Fourth-grader, Oakridge Elementaryold student, Oakridge Elementary "I feel like I'm getting rushed around the house and I don't have any time to play outside." WHILE THOSE COMPLAINTS AREN'T NEW... A GROWING NUMBER OF ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS AND INDIVIDUAL TEACHERS ACROSS THE COUNTRY HAVE DECIDED TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT. PRINCIPAL CHRISTY HIETT IMPLEMENTED A NO HOMEWORK POLICY IN HER ALABAMA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL THIS FALL . SOUNDBITE Christy Hiett, Principal Fruithurst Elementary: "Determined through the articles that I had read that there was no benefit academically for homework for elementary school students." IN HIS BOOK " THE HOMEWORK MYTH," ALFIE KOHN A LEADING VOICE IN EDUCATION_ FOUND NO CORRELATION BETWEEN AFTER SCHOOL WORK AND ACADEMIC SUCCESS. SOUNDBITE: ALFIE KOHN, Author, "The Homework Myth" "More educators are finally realizing that homework is all pain and no gain for children. And perhaps they are being helped in that realization by parents." SOUNDBITE Kimberly Mitchell, Fourth-grade teacher: "And so I found that our students are coming to school a little less stressed, a little less exhausted." GIVING FAMILIES MORE CONTROL OVER THEIR TIME WAS PART OF THE REASON OAKRIDGE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL IN VIRGINIA DID AWAY WITH HOMEWORK THIS YEAR. SOUNDBITE Lynne Wright, Principal, Oakridge Elementary School: "What our children really needed is time reading, time with family, time outside, having opportunities for other sorts of learning outside of school." THE MOVE_ WELCOMED BY PARENTS STRUGGLING TO KEEP UP WITH MULTIPLE AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES. SOUNDBITE: Harriet Morgan, Parent, Oakridge Elementary: "I am so grateful to not have that round of battles again in elementary school." BUT OTHER SCHOOLS SAY THEY HAVE NO PLANS TO DITCH HOMEWORK. DUKE UNIVERSITY RESEARCHER HARRIS COOPER SAYS ALL KIDS SHOULD BE DOING HOMEWORK…BUT HOW MUCH DEPENDS ON THEIR AGE. SOUNDBITE Harris Cooper, Professor Psychology and Neuroscience, Duke University: "Homework has benefits for kids that go beyond academic achievement. By giving kids an opportunity to begin developing study habits, even in the second grade. And time management skills." BUT AT THE END OF THE DAY.... YOU WON'T HEAR THESE KIDS COMPLAINING WHEN THE BELL RINGS... AND THEY DON'T HAVE TO THINK ABOUT SCHOOL TILL TOMORROW. MARINA HUTCHINSON, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/d2365dbe7c4ec8a851407a1d6f172b67 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Manson girls camp out on courthouse sidewalk and dream of commune
 
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(26 Jan 1971) 01/28/71 a0062687 - c0015810 la calif: manson girls camp out on courthouse sidewalk and dream of commune: nxc 44035 "manson family" shows: tilt down courthouse to girls sit on sidewalk (sof reporter): cu girls sof reporter introduces same: sof q&a brenda mccarren over spahn ranch film: sof q&a sandra goode: (shot 01/26/71 77ft) mccarren, brenda - sof goode, sandra - sof manson, charles - case tate, sharon - case killings - calif - la trials - calif - la xx / 77 ft / 16 pos / color / & opt track 77 ft / 16 dupe / neg 300 ft / 16 pos / color / cuts / You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/3d1d86820cd3345b68ba44e624809ea1 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Foreign media shown new Pyongyang subway train
 
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(7 May 2016) A new subway train in the North Korean capital that officials say it has been developed with home-grown technology was shown on Saturday to a group of foreign reporters invited to Pyongyang for the country's most important political meeting in decades. North Korea's ruling party is preparing to bestow its top title on leader Kim Jong Un during the ongoing Worker's Party Congress, the first major meeting of the ruling party since 1980. The new train boasts four cars, each of them with a capacity for serving 240 passengers. It runs every 30 minutes in one of the lines together with the old carriages that are still in service. "This new subway train is modern and very convenient for all travellers," said Jo Yong Sun, a woman riding the train on Saturday afternoon. "It gives us refreshing feelings." When it started running in late 2015 in the presence of North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un, state media claimed that the new train had been manufactured in the country with domestic technology. During a media tour, which was closely controlled by North Korean mediators , Pyongyang resident Kim Un Ha told reporters that the new train showed that the "country is entering in the ranks of developed countries and even surpassing them". Inside the cars, screens display the speed of the train in addition to other information about public transportation and the weather. Ri Ok Gyong, an officer who oversees safety on the platform giving access to the trains, said that many rush in order to ride the new train. Some, she said, even take it in the opposite direction to their destination or just choose to enjoy it for the whole loop. "When they finally take it, they say it is wonderful and they are grateful to Marshal Kim Jong Un who had this subway train made." The Pyongyang metro is the deepest in the world and was built during the 1960's with a double function as a bomb shelter. It has been operating with two lines for almost four decades, with a third line that until now exists only on blueprint. Socialist realist art decorates some of the stations, a frequent stop for the tourists and other visitors that are given restricted access to Pyongyang's underground. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/58ef0a90dc261ab1f436d161a39c0127 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Prince Charles opens new Bahrain naval base
 
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(10 Nov 2016) Britain's Prince Charles on Thursday inaugurated part of a new British naval base in Bahrain, its first there since pulling out of the island kingdom in 1971. The Prince of Wales' visit to the Mina Salman Support Facility comes amid criticism of Bahrain for engaging in a crackdown on dissent. The prince, wearing British Royal Navy uniform, toured the HMS Middleton ship after inaugurating the base, which is expected to be fully completed by 2017. The British Defence Ministry estimates the base will cost the United Kingdom at least 6.4 million pounds (7.9 million US dollars), with Bahrain covering the rest. Prince Charles is on a three-nation tour of the Gulf with his wife Camilla. They previously visited Oman and the United Arab Emirates. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/035be87303021dca781d92074ba957cc Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Inventor turns plastic waste into liquid fuel
 
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(7 Nov 2016) FOR CLEAN VERSION SEE STORY NUMBER: 4063795 LEAD IN: An Indian inventor believes he has the solution to two of his country's biggest problems: huge amounts of plastic waste and a shortage of affordable fuels. The scientist says he's found a way of turning plastic waste into cheap liquid fuel. But some experts are warning the process is not as simple as it looks. STORY-LINE: Sreejith Veettil Sreedharan is filling up his motorbike with fuel. But instead of petrol or gasoline, it's a liquid fuel that he's made himself, out of old plastic. Sreedharan is a scientist and inventor who lives in Kodungallur in the southern Indian state of Kerala. He claims that using a simple technology based on pyrolysis - using heat to cause the decomposition of complex molecules - he can convert plastic into cheap liquid fuel. The scale of what Sreedharan is experimenting with may be small, but the potential is huge. Plastic waste is a major health and environmental problem in India. More than 15,000 tonnes of plastic waste are generated in the country every day, of which 6,000 tonnes are never collected, according to the Indian Environment Ministry. Sreedharan is the director of Kodungallur's Science Centre, an organistion that promotes science and technology among students. He has set up a small prototype plant at the Science Centre, which has the capacity to deal with just five kilograms of plastic waste at a time. Pyrolysis thermochemically decomposes organic material at high temperatures. "Plastic is heated to 300 to 400 degrees Centigrade in the absence of oxygen," explains Sreedharan. "This is the important part of the process. When heated it turns into liquid form. Sometimes certain catalysts will have to be added depending on the nature and quality of the plastic." After turning to liquid the product is heated until it takes a gaseous form. This is then condensed so that some of the molecules become liquid again: "The liquefied material is somewhat like crude oil and through fractional distillation petrol can be extracted. Either tar or a grease like substance remains as the by-product," adds Sreedharan. Sreedharan claims nearly 900 millilitres of liquid fuel can be extracted out of one kilogram of plastic waste and can be further refined if needed. The inventor also claims that the fuel produced from plastic trash is non-polluting. His motorbike, which runs on the distilled fuel, passed the emissions test that other vehicles are subjected to. Many consumers have shown willingness to try Sreedharan's fuel and say they feel it is no different from using petrol or diesel . "At first I had certain doubts so I asked one of my friends for a trial. He tried and found it good. Now I am also using this occasionally. No problem, it is as good as the petrol we use," says motorcycle owner Vinoj Kovilparambil Vijayan. While the results are promising, the process of distilling fuel from plastic waste is not without problems. Shyamji Chembangode, a researcher working with Sreedharan, says variation in temperatures and impurities in plastic waste can impact the process of decomposition and distillation. "The problem is if we cannot maintain a constant temperature the output would be negative. Then the question of purity… plastic is the basic raw material, PVC (synthetic material) cannot be used. If there is impurity it affects the performance as a whole," he says. Others caution against calling the liquid fuel 'petrol' without further research on different types of engines. "We cannot call it as petrol. And most these studies that whatever has done up to now, they have tested in diesel engines but gasoline engines it has failed up to now," says Sajith Kurien, an assistant professor at a local college. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/4cec170c610336d7b03673558e2952b6 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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NKorea congress gives Kim Jong Un new title
 
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(9 May 2016) North Korea's ruling party congress announced the new title of party chairman for Kim Jong Un on Monday, in a move that highlights how the country's first congress in 36 years is aimed at bolstering the young leader. The news emerged in Pyongyang during the few minutes that a small group of foreign media was allowed to watch the congress in the ornate April 25 House of Culture. As a military band in full uniform played the welcoming song, used whenever North Korea's leader enters a public place, Kim strode onto the stage, generating a long loud standing ovation from the several thousand delegates. In unison the delegates shouted, "Mansae! Mansae!", wishing Kim long life. He and other senior party members took their seats, filling several rows on a stage, below portraits of Kim's grandfather, North Korean founder Kim Il Sung, and father, Kim Jong Il. The walls were decked with red banners, featuring the ruling party's hammer sickle and pen logo embossed in gold. Kim Yong Nam, the head of the North Korean Parliament, stood to read a roster of top party positions - calling Kim Jong Un chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea for the first time. Kim was already head of the party, but with the title of first secretary. His predecessors keep their posthumous titles: Kim Jong Il remains eternal general secretary and Kim Il Sung is still eternal president. The congress, which began on Friday, has touted Kim's successes on the nuclear front and promised economic improvements to boost the nation's standard of living. Mostly, though, the congress has put Kim himself front and centre in the eyes of the people and the party as the country's sole leader. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/44f6fbd5a02ece9acba0d3f50ae931d3 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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US-Malaysia Pacific Pathway joint exercises
 
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(30 Jul 2016) US Secretary of the Army Eric Fanning says that joint exercises between the US and friendly nations are key to fostering peace and increased interoperability. Fanning was speaking on a visit to a joint military exercise in Johor, Malaysia, on Saturday. The exercise, dubbed "Keris Strike," is an annual exercise between the Malaysian Army and the US Pacific Command. It is also part of the US's Pacific Pathways initiative, which is intended to expand cooperative relationships with allied nations in the region. Following his trip to Malaysia, Fanning is due to visit US forces in Japan and South Korea. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/af31e39369da31f435cab06d44024b90 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Descendants of Syrian immigrants keep Arabic customs alive
 
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(17 Jun 2016) LEAD IN: In the depths of the Argentinian pampas, one town has become famed for its 'Muslim gauchos'. La Angelita, sitting 200 miles (322 kilometres) from Buenos Aires, is home to a community descended from Syrian migrants who continue to keep their Middle Eastern traditions alive. STORY-LINE: A deep voice in Arabic makes the call to prayer through the speakers. A farmer stops working with his cows and heads to the Islamic centre. These are the Muslims of La Angelita, a place where people have fused their Middle Eastern ancestry with Argentinian customs. Known as 'Little Syria', 60 percent of the town's population are descendents of the nationality and continue to practice Islam. Clues to this interesting history are dotted around La Angelita. The town square is named after Sheikh Saleh Al Ali who fought against the French in Syria. And men butcher lambs in the street which will be eaten at iftar, when Muslims break their Ramadan fast. Jose Isa's father was from Syria. "Like other immigrants, he came and lived here in total equality among Christians and had the Argentine customs: eating empanadas, having barbecues, riding around on horses," he says. And it's that combination of Syrian heritage and Argentine identity that typifies this community. Marta Pepe's home is a perfect example. Arabic and Argentine magnets hang side by side on her fridge. Her walls are decorated with posters of Syrians from history. And on her shelves, a cup for the traditional Argentine beverage 'mate' sits next to Arabic objects. Despite being half a world away from Syria, the country's customs are still being passed down the generations. Pepe says that includes "meals, dance, music, and also religion". The first Muslims settled here in 1909. They have become known as the 'Muslim gauchos'. At sunset, some of that community make their way to the Islamic centre for group prayers. The worship is led by Muhammad Abdul Karim, who is the Sheikh for La Angelita's Muslims. He says these people have managed to combine two identities. "We use our Arabic name amongst ourselves, and at school we use our name in Spanish and at work, as well. We see the fusion in that, that is the day to day dialogue," he says. "We see the fusion in the food, also. They are kneading dough to make "sfijas" and they are preparing the pan to make fries at the same time. In other words, both meals are consumed at the same time, both languages are spoken at the same time." And like Muslims across the world. when the sun sets during Ramadan, it's time to break their fast. It's just that these people do that with Argentinian 'dulce de leche' and a cup of mate. According to the Pew Research Centre, there are about one million Muslims across Argentina. Most are settled in the capital, Buenos Aires. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/379308e312e52686f1880c27d51bdf0b Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Modi welcomes Israel's Rivlin to India
 
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(15 Nov 2016) Israeli President Reuven Rivlin, who is in India to boost bilateral ties between the two nations, was on Tuesday given a ceremonial reception at the Presidential Palace in New Delhi. He was greeted by his Indian counterpart Pranab Mukherjee and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and is scheduled to hold talks with the two later on Tuesday. The two nations will also be signing bilateral agreements and issuing joint press statements later on Tuesday. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/b36f15e59b943073d0a34d245e030f9f Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Indonesia  demolishes 31 illegal fishing boats
 
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(22 Feb 2016) RESTRICTION SUMMARY: AP CLIENTS ONLY AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY Batam, Riau Province - 22 February 2016 1. Boat being blown up in water 2. Ship carrying demolition team in water 3. People standing on ship deck 4. Various of fishing boats prior to demolition Jakarta - 22 February 2016 5. Indonesia’s minister of maritime and fisheries, Susi Pudjiastuti watching demolitions live on screen 6. Pudjiastuti asking if crew on site are ready to demolish the boats UPSOUND: "Are you in position and ready to demolish the boats?" Batam, Riau Province - 22 February 2016 7. Crew on boat listening to the order from Pudjiastuti Jakarta - 22 February 2016 8. Pudjiastuti counting down to demolition Batam, Riau Province - 22 February 2016 9. Various of boats exploding Jakarta - 22 February 2016 10. SOUNDBITE (Indonesian) Susi Pudjiastuti, Indonesian Minister of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries: "The Joko Widodo administration has implemented consistent and continuous actions to establish Indonesian's maritime power, and this been proven by our assertive measures." 11. Wide of screen showing boat exploding UPSOUND "Explode it" Batam, Riau Province - 22 February 2016 13. Boat wreckage sinking into the sea STORYLINE: The Indonesian Marine Affairs and Fisheries Ministry sank and demolished 31 illegal fishing boats at five different locations on Monday. One of its chosen locations was Batam in the Riau Islands, where 10 illegal fishing boats were destroyed with the help of the Indonesian Navy. Of these boats three originated from Vietnam while the other seven came from Malaysia. The other 21 boats were demolished in Pontianak, Bitung, Tahuna and Belawan islands. There have been 151 illegal boats captured and demolished so far and it’s all part of an ongoing investigation by the Indonesian Navy and the Marine Affairs and Fisheries Ministry. Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Minister Susi Pudjiastuti executed the demolition of the illegal fishing boats from her central office in Jakarta. President Joko Widodo has also voiced his support for this prevention measure in an effort to protect the Indonesian sea border and provide a more open and safe environment for any prospective foreign investors. =========================================================== Clients are reminded: (i) to check the terms of their licence agreements for use of content outside news programming and that further advice and assistance can be obtained from the AP Archive on: Tel +44 (0) 20 7482 7482 Email: info@aparchive.com (ii) they should check with the applicable collecting society in their Territory regarding the clearance of any sound recording or performance included within the AP Television News service (iii) they have editorial responsibility for the use of all and any content included within the AP Television News service and for libel, privacy, compliance and third party rights applicable to their Territory. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/c0eb18de5a07bb7898fdba66851c1953 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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US charges 61 in call centre scam based in India
 
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(27 Oct 2016) The United States charged 61 defendants in the US and abroad in connection with a call centre scam that has tricked at least 15,000 people, the Justice Department announced on Thursday. Callers from a call centre based in India posing as tax and immigration agents were threatening arrest, deportation or other punishment unless money was sent to help clear up what they said was a deportation warrant or to cover supposedly unpaid income taxes. The government said the scam that's tricked at least 15,000 people into shelling out more than 300 million US dollars. Federal prosecutors have just unsealed an indictment detailing the case. US Assistant Attorney General Leslie R. Caldwell said authorities served nine warrants in eight states and arrested 20 people in the international fraud and money laundering scheme investigation. The case includes five call center groups. Caldwell said the scam targeted the elderly and minorities, and extorted thousands of dollars from victims at a time. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/1632d8d3278b10b6033d3b448766c99c Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Obama visits shopping area, departs for Ho Chi Minh
 
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(24 May 2016) RESTRICTION SUMMARY: AP CLIENTS ONLY US POOL - AP CLIENTS ONLY Hanoi - 24 May 2016 1. Zoom in on US President Barack Obama at shopping area, shaking hands with american chef and TV personality Anthony Bourdain after filming interview 2. Various of Obama walking towards onlookers and greeting them 3. Zoom in on Obama waving and getting into car 4. Obama at airport, boarding Air Force One plane STORYLINE: US President Barack Obama on Tuesday taped the second part of an interview with CNN personality Anthony Bourdain before leaving the Vietnamese capital for his next stop: Ho Chi Minh City. Bourdain's "Part Unknown" food travelogue is one of the network's most popular nonfiction series. Obama and Bourdain met in a small complex in Hanoi's Me Tri neighbourhood in a heavy downpour. The two met over a restaurant dinner on Monday to discuss Obama's trip to Asia and his interest in the people, food and culture of Vietnam, CNN said. Before leaving for the airport, Obama greeted a crowd of onlookers. =========================================================== Clients are reminded: (i) to check the terms of their licence agreements for use of content outside news programming and that further advice and assistance can be obtained from the AP Archive on: Tel +44 (0) 20 7482 7482 Email: info@aparchive.com (ii) they should check with the applicable collecting society in their Territory regarding the clearance of any sound recording or performance included within the AP Television News service (iii) they have editorial responsibility for the use of all and any content included within the AP Television News service and for libel, privacy, compliance and third party rights applicable to their Territory. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/7f633e952452f48c305d2461117e3d32 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Unsuspecting Barber Gives Mike Pence a Haircut
 
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(23 Aug 2016) GOP vice presidential candidate Mike Pence stopped for a haircut at Pennsylvania barbershop on Tuesday afternoon between campaign stops. The unsuspecting barber cut Pence's hair with no idea who his lone customer for the day was. A representative for the Indiana governor visited the shop in Norristown on Monday and told the owner, Henry Jones, that “his friend needed a haircut.” Jones, who is usually off Tuesdays, spent time discussing their families and sports while Pence sat in the chair for his $20 trim. Jones says Pence didn’t ask for his vote, and he is undecided in the November election. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/290eb6de9923a87487e74c54eb3e3f49 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Art and antiques market booming post Brexit
 
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(2 Nov 2016) LEAD IN: The art and antique market in post-Brexit Britain is booming, according to London dealers. A weak pound against the dollar and Euro is seeing American collectors in particular start to snap up bargains. STORY-LINE: The art and antiques market in the UK isn't just on target, it's positively booming post Brexit. Dealers here at the Winter Art and Antiques Fair in Olympia say it's a great time to buy because of the weak pound. American buyers in particular are attracted to London with the newfound strength of the dollar. Looking to bag a bargain they could save around 25-30 per cent compared to six months earlier. Craig Carrington is an antique dealer with four decades of experience. He sells many neo-classical antiques on his stand, but his showcase piece is this bust of a Roman goddess, thought to be designed by Frederic Auguste Bartholdi, the same man who designed the Statue of Liberty. He says: "As an antique dealer I think a weak pound is very good news because we sell to international clients and if the dollar is strong, the euro is strong then it's very good news for somebody like me, absolutely." Art dealers are reporting a similar trend. Tanya Baxter runs a gallery specialising in contemporary pieces. She says since the day of the referendum result, announcing Britain would leave the EU, she's been very busy. She says many see the art market as a safe investment in uncertain times. "And with the devaluation of the pound as well as the fact that Brexit has kind of made a cautious and volatile financial market it (art and antiques) is a very, very safe place." According to Baxter the single largest group of buyers is coming from the USA: "Well they're so excited particularly American collectors who we are getting calls from saying 'So what have you? Because I want to spend x amount and will fly over to do so.'" One of the American investors who has come to London to buy is David Ryder. The retired lawyer, originally from Chicago, had just bought this painting by British artist Amy Pugh. He says it's such a good time to buy, with the strength of the dollar against the pound, that he will return next month to buy more art. Ryder says: "England is where we have bought probably 90 per cent of the artwork that we have, and we have a lot in numerous houses. We find this is a good country for selection of different artists, both contemporary and old artists, particularly from the auction houses and this is a particularly good time so we're here now and we'll come back in December again to look at more art." Art and antique dealers haven't just benefited from the dip in the value of the pound. Immediately after the result of Brexit was announced British buyers quickly began to buy art and antiques fearing the collapse in the value of the pound. Art dealer Julian Hartnoll is calling this a 'double-boom' for the industry. Hartnoll says: "There's this nice new phrase, the double-boom. It was the English buying immediately after Brexit because they wanted to get out of pounds and get into objects because they were fearing the pound would become valueless. And then the Americans, as the pound subsided, have overcome their fear of terrorism in England and have started to buy again, so for instance last night my only clients were Americans." Antique jewellery dealers are also benefiting. Iranian jeweller Morteza Mojarad runs the Persis jewellers off Bond Street in London. He says: "I've seen a big improvement, to be honest, since Brexit and that's I think because of the exchange rate, dollar to pound and especially Euro to pounds." But if the situation is good for British based dealers, spare a thought for European antique dealers trying to sell in Britain. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/710b6930b8fb35f5b60d997d80e69f8b Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Brothers design low-cost wind turbine to power Indian homes
 
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(29 May 2016) INDIA WINDMILL SOURCE: AP HORIZONS, LIFESTYLE, HEALTH AND TECHNOLOGY RESTRICTIONS: HORIZONS CLIENTS AND AP LIFESTYLE, HEALTH AND TECHNOLOGY CLIENTS ONLY LENGTH: 5:35 AP Television Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India - 27 February 2016 ++DAY SHOTS++ 1. Wide of small wind turbine created by Avant Garde Innovations, founders and brothers Arun George and Anoop George approaching to inspect it 2. Mid of small wind turbine 3. Various of George brothers tying banner to mast 4. Mid of banner 5. Close of wind turbine 6. Various of George brothers fixing turbine and inspecting it 7. SOUNDBITE (English) Arun Geroge, CEO and Founder of Avant Garde Innovations: "We have made this turbine at a cost that is almost unheard of in the country so far. So we are targeting to make this available at around 50,000 rupees (approx. $750USD) per kilowatt, for the common man. And that's the kind of a revolution we are trying to bring into the industry. By making clean energy affordable to the common man." AP Television Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India - 10 February 2016 7. Various of Anoop George operating prototype at home 8. Close of prototype with Avant Garde logo AP Television Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India - 27 February 2016 9. SOUNDBITE (English) Arun Geroge, CEO and Founder of Avant Garde Innovations: "Whatever power they produce for the rest of the life of the wind turbine - which is around 20 years - will be free electricity to them. So that's one of the big advantages of this. And secondly, this is clean energy. In fact, our world - as we all know - is trying to embrace renewable energy. So, this is going to be like a grassroots movement, which will enable a lot of people in our state and our country to start using renewable energy and reduce our dependency on fossil fuel generated electricity." AP Television Aralvaimozhi, Tamil Nadu, India - 3 March 2016 10. Various of windmill farm by busy road 11. Various of windmill generating electricity for tyre manufacturer AP Television Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India - 29 February 2016 12. SOUNDBITE (English) Suresh Kumar Kumaresan, Wind Engineering Expert: "In Indian context, I would say that we are developing, we are doing so many things, but it is not sufficient or we didn't tap the full potential. I think partly because the issue is the government is not very, I would say, supportive in terms of giving subsidies and things like that, which I think recently they started doing, but it's not in a full-blown state." AP Television Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India - 27 February 2016 ++NIGHT SHOTS++ 13. Various of Madre De Deus Church in Vettukad where a small wind turbine has been installed by Avant Garde Innovations ++DAY SHOTS++ 14. Various wide shots of church area AP Television Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India - 29 February 2016 15. SOUNDBITE (English) Father Nicholas Pulluvila, Priest at Vettukad Church: "We have to hear what the Pope says. And now he's speaking about the Green Energy which will be used, and it is useful for our health, for our environment. And this can be easily used and this is given by the nature. We have to use it." AP Television Aralvaimozhi, Tamil Nadu, India - 3 March 2016 16. Various of windmills 17. Long shot of bikes on road running through village 18. Various of village residents where wind farms have been set up 19. SOUNDBITE (Malayalam) Ramayya Kannayya Thevar, Village Resident: AP Television Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India - 27 February 2016 20. Various of crows and other birds in city AP Television Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India - 3 March 2016 21. SOUNDBITE (Malayalam) Raheem Chellappan Ravuthar, Ornithologist: AP Television 22. Various of Avant Garde small wind turbine ==== You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/673687da735473e811c9b87d607295d6 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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