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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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Ayesha Curry on that time Stephen cooked for her
 
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(27 Sep 2016) RESTRICTION SUMMARY: TV CLIPS ARE CLEARED FOR MEDIA BROADCAST AND/OR INTERNET USE IN CONJUNCTION WITH THIS STORY ONLY. NO RE-SALE. NO ARCHIVE. Food Network 1. TV clip - "Ayesha's Homemade" AP Entertainment New York, 20 Sept. 2016 2. SOUNDBITE (English) Ayesha Curry, author, "The Seasoned Life" – on what she cooks her husband, Stephen Curry, on game days: "Game days in our household, especially for my husband, it's all about carb loading. He needs tons of carbs to have that energy to get through the game because – I can't remember – I think they run... I can't remember how many miles it is, but it's a bunch of miles that it equivilates (sic) to by the end of the game and so we always do a pasta dish and then we have some sort of lean protein whether it's ground turkey or ground chicken, chicken breast, some sort of fish, but it's always super lean." Food Network 3. TV clip - "Ayesha's Homemade" AP Entertainment New York, 20 Sept. 2016 4. SOUNDBITE (English) Ayesha Curry, author "The Seasoned Life" – on whether she or Stephen cooked for the other first: "Oh my goodness. The one time he cooked for me, it was awful. I mean, it was salty Cream of Wheat. Gushers, lined up on a plate as garnish. It was like, it was cute but I couldn't eat it. But I cooked for him first. I remember I made him a baked chicken dish with some of his dad's famous seasoning that he likes to use and he loved it. So maybe that's the reason why we're married I don't know (laughs)! I hope it's more than that." AP Images San Francisco, 6 Feb. 2016 5. Still image - Stephen Curry, left, and wife Ayesha Curry, arrive at a Super Bowl party AP Entertainment New York, 20 Sept. 2016 6. SOUNDBITE (English) Ayesha Curry, author "The Seasoned Life": "All the time, I mean I'm a mom. We have a pretty busy lifestyle and sometimes I forget or I just don't have time to go to the grocery store and so I'm left saying, 'What's in my refrigerator? What's in my pantry?' One day my daughter really wanted pancakes. We didn't have the pre-mixed stuff. All we had was flour, a couple eggs and so off the top of my head – I don't know why I didn't use my phone to Google a pancake recipe – but off the top of my head I just threw stuff together, put it in the pan and then realized I left out the thickening agent, what was going to fluff that pancake up. And it was the consistency of a crepe. But they were so delicious and that's how my pancrepes came about. The whole family loves them. They're great." AP Images Oakland, Calif., 19 June 2015 7. Still image - Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry sits with his daughter Riley during a rally for winning the NBA championship 8. Still image - Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry speaks with his daughter Riley during a rally for winning the NBA championship in Oakland Little Brown and Co. 9. Book cover image - "The Seasoned Life" Ayesha Curry You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/24c50d5c1e485952b143aca7e04ddae4 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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‘Superman’ star Henry Cavill crashes ‘Suicide Squad’ autograph signing at Comic-Con
 
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(24 Jul 2016) 'SUPERMAN' HENRY CAVILL JOINS 'SUICIDE SQUAD' AT COMIC-CON Superman isn't dead after all. Though Superman was buried at the end of "Batman v Superman," actor Henry Cavill was happy to mix it up with the bad guys of "Suicide Squad" at Comic-Con on Saturday (23 July 2016). Cavill walked around the show floor undetected in a mask before surprising Will Smith and other stars of the upcoming "Suicide Squad" during their autograph session. Margot Robbie, Cara Delevingne, Joel Kinnaman and other "Squad" actors signed Cavill's black T-shirt and took pictures on their smartphones. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/1ab244fdc2528014d9eaebc56942ae99 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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William, Kate, George and Charlotte spend Christmas with the Middletons
 
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(25 Dec 2016) WILLIAM AND KATE SPEND CHRISTMAS WITH THE MIDDLETON FAMILY The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended a Christmas Day church service at St Mark's Church in Englefield, Berkshire on Sunday (25 DEC.). 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/987aa7eae87b28170a843fb03d6cec1f 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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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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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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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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George Michael's local pub pays tribute
 
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(26 Dec 2016) One of George Michael's local pubs has been playing his songs as a tribute to the singer, whose death was announced late on Sunday. The landlord of the Catherine Wheel pub and a neighbour spoke about Michael's popularity in the Oxfordshire village of Goring, where he died of apparent heart failure. They said Michael often visited local pubs and restaurants but that locals respected his desire for privacy. One of his neighbours in the village said she had seen the popstar in recent weeks out having dinner with friends and that he did not look well. As grieving fans on mourned his death on Monday, British charities revealed that the Michael had secretly been a major behind-the-scenes donor who gave his time and money to support cherished causes. He had given millions of pounds (dollars) to charities involved with helping children, cancer victims and AIDS sufferers. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/e6b395147a6c7f1ce039c50cfa40172b 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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Gina Rodriguez: 'Whatever breaks your heart, that's your life's purpose'
 
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(29 Jul 2016) GINA RODRIGUEZ: 'WHATEVER BREAKS YOUR HEART, THAT'S YOUR LIFE'S PURPOSE' Gina Rodriguez is on a mission to inspire and uplift young people through social media - replying regularly to those who write to her on Twitter and elsewhere with questions about self-confidence or other issues. The 31-year-old "Jane the Virgin" star didn't necessarily start out with a purpose behind her engagement online, but says now: "Whatever breaks your heart, that's your life's purpose." "It breaks my heart to think that there are people out there that don't have role models or don't have anyone to hold on to or have no one to relate to or have some kind of fear or self-confidence issue. And if they are looking to me and they're actually asking me, then the honor is mine. Should I feel the desire to respond because I feel like I can? That honor is mine And that is something that I feel like is a gift. So I don't take those gifts for granted because I have a really blessed life. And I feel like that's the trade-off." Many of the young people who write to Rodriguez on Twitter end up going back to delete their original messages to her, which Rodriguez says shows a lack of self-confidence. "Like that just happened the other day, she was like, 'I got so nervous that you even responded, I deleted it.' But it's a testament to how social media works and how we have a desire to be seen and heard and believe that we're not. We believe that we have a lack of power, when on the contrary – we have so much power. So when they ask me a question and I have a desire to respond or I feel like I can respond and they retreat - I want to go even deeper. I want to go even deeper because I think to myself, I'm like, 'You want to be heard. You want to be seen. Where does the fear exist?'" Rodriguez says she doesn't worry about spending too much time on social media at the expense of communicating with real-life friends and family. "I live a pretty honest life. To me, honesty is freedom. So should somebody present that I've been on social media and I haven't contacted them, then I will be honest as to the reason why I haven't contacted them. And it will never be my mother that that happens to because she will give it to me real good and she deserves to. But yeah, I definitely don't question that part of my life because I live in honesty. I live in truth." Rodriguez just finished filming the sci-fi thriller "Annihilation," due out next year, and she'll appear in September's "Deepwater Horizon," about the 2010 BP oil spill. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/b4adaa0c06b4eea5f4e637c0decba01b 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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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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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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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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Cambodian King meets Chinese President Xi
 
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(3 Jun 2016) Cambodian King Norodom Sihamoni continued his visit to China on Friday, holding bilateral meetings with Chinese leaders. Sihamoni was welcomed at a red carpet ceremony in Beijing by Chinese President Xi Jinping, before the pair had talks. Earlier on Friday, Sihamoni met with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang. China is the key investor in Cambodia and the two nations keep close political, commercial and military ties. Sihamoni is the son of the late King Norodom Sihanouk, a decades-long friend of China. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/115c1d32b9c0f07c3a56874f9d6d96b1 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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Country stars talk about Shania Twain's influence at CMT Artists of the Year show
 
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(20 Oct 2016) FEMALE ARTISTS SING PRAISES FOR SHANIA TWAIN Country star Shania Twain is the most successful female country artist and has influenced singers in all genres. Twain received the Artist of a Lifetime award at the CMT Artists of the Year show in Nashville, Tennessee, on Wednesday (19 OCT. 2016). From R&B singer Jill Scott to fellow country star Carrie Underwood, women have long admired Twain's powerful pop country songs and fashion style. Twain herself said the honor feels like she's achieved success in her career. "I sort of feel like I have arrived at a point in my life that is being recognized and respected and appreciated," Twain said. "And that is just this wonderful feeling of relief that I have accomplished something to this level. So it's a relief and it feels really good." Scott, pop singer Meghan Trainor and country singer Kelsea Ballerini performed a medley of her hits for her. "Well, it's a huge compliment first of all because all of these three girls have mega voices," Twain said. "Are incredible entertainers and very successful in their own right. So it's a compliment and I will enjoy it thoroughly, sitting there and watching these girls bring my songwriting to life in their own way. There is no greater compliment." Scott said it was impossible not to be influenced by Twain's music and style. "Who is not a fan of Shania Twain? The woman came on the scene, supposedly country," Scott said. "Blew completely over into pop. And made a mark of sexiness and great lyrics and a wonderful voice. She's a really powerful woman and I am into powerful women." Underwood too said she paved the way for artists like her. "I think we were all definitely influenced by Shania, even if we don't realize it," Underwood said. "Because her music was just so.. She was just her and it was different and kind of revolutionary at the time. She definitely paved the way for a lot of us that are doing what we do now and lucky enough to get to do that. It's cool that she is being honored." The show will air on CMT at 9 p.m. EST on Thursday, Oct. 20. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/40f092bb89253b08ed66ac5e0d64aad2 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Venezuela's resort island wiped out by economic crisis
 
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(16 Sep 2016) This resort town was once mobbed with international tourists who loved the sparkling blue water, fine white sand and flawless sunny days. Now, swimming pools are empty, toilets don't flush and many hotels can't afford to offer meal service. Crisis-wracked Venezuela is giving the island community of 600,000 a last-minute cleanup as the government prepares to host leaders from the developing world for a summit of the Non-Aligned Movement. But all the attention can't hide the steep decline the island has suffered as the socialist country sinks into economic and social collapse. One of the most maddening problems for locals is daily water cuts government critics blame on lack of infrastructure maintenance. Hotel owner Luis Munoz says he counts himself lucky to see running water every two weeks. Munoz left his job as an engineer six years ago to open a colonial-style hotel on the beach here with 46 rooms. Until recently, he was doing well, catering to international tourists, well-do-to Venezuelans and groups of school children on government-sponsored trips. Now, every day has become a struggle. "We are offering rooms when we don't offer towels, we don't offer soap in the bathrooms, we don't offer toilet paper," he said, standing in his hotel lobby without a guest in sight. Overall hotel occupancy has fallen to 35 percent this year, according to the local tourist board. Flights into the island are down 50 percent. The crash has been devastating to people working in tourism, who are also grappling with the severe shortages and raging inflation plaguing the rest of the country. Like most Venezuelans, Munoz, 42, passes hours each week waiting in lines to try to buy basic goods at subsidised prices. He manages to keep his hotel's murky pool filled from a well. But food shortages have forced him to suspend meal service. Top officials flying in from around the world this week for the summit of the Cold War-era Non-Aligned Movement will see infrastructure from Margarita Island's glory days, including large waterfront hotels and three sprawling shopping centers featuring high-end stores, though they are now mostly empty. World leaders attending the summit include Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, Bolivian President Evo Morales and Ecuador President Rafael Correa. From the outside, the site that will host the summit, the Hotel Venetur Margarita, still looks like it could be a five-star hotel in Miami or Aruba. It was once managed by Hilton International, and in 2009, housed the late Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi and Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe. Former President Hugo Chavez later expropriated the hotel. Last month, water cuts put the lobby bathrooms out of service. Workers placed jugs of water in the bathroom for guests to wash their hands. International tourists have begun to shun Venezuela in recent years as it has become one of the most violent countries in the world, and a complex currency system makes it difficult to change money. A decade ago, 40 percent of Margarita Island tourists came from abroad, according to Chamber of Tourism President Igor Viloria. Now just four percent of tourists are international. And while many Venezuelans continue to spend weekends on the beach, few can afford a plane ticket and hotel. Instead, more people make day trips to the coast, or camp out overnight to save money. That's left the business community here reeling, with no help in sight. Julio Gonzalez is struggling to keep his bathing suit and towel shop open. Sales are down 70 percent this year, he said as he gazed out on Playa El Agua, a nearly deserted white-sand beach. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/b6670778c8ced3f5c856f629c29a2330 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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Rhodesia Proclaims Independence - 1965 | Today in History | 11 Nov 16
 
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On November 11, 1965, Rhodesia proclaimed its independence from Britain. November 11th Rhodesia and the Unilateral Declaration of Independence from Great Britain. Ian Smith chose 11am on Remembrance Day, the anniversary of the 1918 armistice, for his radio broadcast in which he made the Unilateral Declaration of Independence. Ian Smith's government assumed wide powers, whilst in Britain Harold Wilson announced that all ties with the rebel regime were broken as a result of the declaration. The declaration provoked immediate calls from black African leaders for Britain to take immediate and decisive action to crush the rebellion. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/2f3019a7b8de9b4fe8ff75c37d06e113 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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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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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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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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Trump: 'I Would Fire John Podesta So Fast'
 
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(31 Oct 2016) Speaking in Colorado on Sunday, Donald Trump went after multiple Democrats, including Hillary Clinton's campaign chairman John Podesta. Trump told the crowd Podesta "speaks so badly about" Clinton when discussing Podesta's stolen emails. "I would fire John Podesta so fast, whoever he is, I don't think I ever met the guy but he says she such bad things," Trump said. Trump also went after Michelle Obama, saying the First Lady said "the nastiest quote" about Clinton during President Barack Obama's campaign against her. "It was a quote that if you can't control your own house, you have no right essentially to be in the White House," Trump said. "I would never say that," he added. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/58fda6f7cd21dc533c5fa0702539af85 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Fight against IS militants continues in Mosul
 
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(26 Nov 2016) Mosul experienced another day of heavy fighting on Saturday, as Iraqi troops continued their push to dislodge Islamic State militants controlling the majority of the northern Iraqi city. The Associated Press filmed a unit from the Najaf battalion of Iraq's special forces coming under attack along a frontline extending between the neighbourhoods of Bakr and Kirkukli. The troops fired mortars and machine guns in response and were supported by artillery and airstrikes from the United States-led coalition. Over one million civilians are thought to be trapped in Mosul, and aid stations received numerous casualties throughout the day. Iraqi military and hospital officials said mortar rounds fired by IS militants overnight and early on Saturday killed 16 civilians in neighbourhoods already retaken by troops. The U.N. refugee agency, UNHCR, says at least 73,000 Iraqis have fled Mosul since the government's campaign to retake the city began on October 17. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/57fa52c371cb740e004096736893afbf 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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Moscow cadet school graduates get diplomas
 
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(25 Jun 2016) Graduates of Moscow cadet schools received their diplomas during the official ceremony held inside the Kremlin on Saturday. After swearing allegiance to the Russian flag, girls and boys - who have finished their middle education at schools of the Russian Ministry of Defence - sang, danced and played music instruments. Anton Sidorenko, who wants to be a military orchestra conductor, says that studying at the military school developed his personality. "It has also built my character: courage, a sense of responsibility," he said. Cadets are expecting the results of their state exams and after that will be able to be accepted to universities. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/56703eec921d13316a58e3fb44357cb9 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Watts Riots - 1965  | Today in History | 11 Aug 16
 
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On August 11, 1965, rioting and looting that claimed 34 lives broke out in the predominantly African American Watts section of Los Angeles. Storyline: Riots In Watts Section Of Los Angeles Create Destruction A sorrowful page is written in American history as six days of rioting in an African-American section of Los Angeles leave behind scenes reminiscent of war-torn cities. Fire damage alone is estimated at $200 million. Fire-men had to be issued flak suits to protect them from sniper's bullets as they fought fires. No attempt has yet been made to arrive at the losses suffered at the hands of looters who stole everything from liquor to babies' play pens. As the National Guard moved in, 14.000 strong, approximately 3.000 arrests were made. Civil Rights leaders have issued statements deploring the lawlessness. An uneasy calm now prevails in the devastated area as 1.000 Guards remain on patrol and curfew has been imposed. Date: 11/08/1965 You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/512fdecdd911ea63a4c285984e9db6d0 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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Rare Glimpse Inside California’s Death row
 
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(30 Dec 2015) With California's lethal injection protocol in limbo, the nearly 750 inmates awaiting death in the state's prison system are more likely to die from natural causes or suicide than execution. San Quentin State Prison officials on Tuesday provided a rare glimpse inside the country's largest death row where 725 condemned men call home as they await a final decision on a proposed one-drug execution method and a 2016 vote on whether to scrap the death penalty altogether. Hundreds of killers have been sentenced to die in the most populous state since the death penalty was restored in 1978, but just about a dozen have been executed. No one has been executed in California since 2006, when a federal judge forced the still-ongoing review of the state's lethal injection procedures. Many inmates don't even think about the possibility of actually being executed in California and instead just act as if they are serving life sentences. "Most of us sit here for years and years … waiting on the appeals process so it's not really something that's on the forefront of your mind," said Charles Crawford from behind a chain link fence in an exercise yard at San Quentin's death row. Crawford was sentenced to die in 2002 for the killings of two people, including a teenage girl. "It's like an abstract thought because it's not something that happens every day," Crawford said. "Since I've been here they've only carried out two executions, you know what I mean, so it's almost like it's not even a real punishment for a lot of people." You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/3869e2244ab3a6c04d0aa0781875a9de 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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Luxury iPic theater opens in Manhattan
 
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(7 Oct 2016) LUXURY IPIC THEATER OPENS IN MANHATTAN More and more people are opting to stay home to watch movies these days. iPic Entertainment is continuing its effort to reverse that trend with the opening of its first iPic luxury theater in New York City. The iPic Theaters Fulton Market opens its door to the public Friday (7 OCT), offering what iPic Entertainment CEO and Founder Hamid Hashemi says is the most comfortable way to watch a movie in a movie theater. "The lap of luxury - as you can see we're sitting in a pod. These are custom designed patented pods that encapsulate two leather-covered seats. The seats are reclining, push of a button, you can get your seats reclined, pillows and blankets, popcorn is no charge. This is truly an affordable luxury, really the best way that can watch a movie. If you were to watch a movie at your home, this is how you would be watching it." Hashemi maintains that even with advancements in home entertainment, there's still nothing like watching a movie - with other people - at the theater. "You can have the greatest kitchen in your house, you still go out to a restaurant. You're going out to a restaurant because you're going for a shared experience. Movies are the same. Yes, you can watch them at home, people have the greatest flat screen TVs now and a great sound system but still really nothing replaces sharing those feelings and emotions with a group of people." This is the 15th luxury theater iPic Entertainment has opened in the United States since 2006, with other theaters in such cities as Los Angeles, Dallas, Miami, Chicago and Redmond in Washington State. Part of the luxury experience is getting to eat food - beyond just popcorn, nachos and Raisinets and served right to your seat. iPic theaters feature food developed by Chef Sherry Yard, who says she's a movie buff herself. "We're all busy. We don't have that much time. Quite often you're running, you're trying to get to the theater to see a great movie and you're trying to fit in a dinner right before hand and here at iPic, we've redefined the way you can dine in the dark. It's truly amazing that you can have tuna on crispy rice, you can have a lobster roll, Caesar salads, filet mignon sliders, just the most amazing food right here at your seat, laid back, watching the best movies ever." Yard says the food is crafted so moviegoers won't make a mess while eating during the film. "In addition to our creativity, the most important thing is that the guest can dine in the dark and when you dine in the dark you can't really see perfectly and you're watching the movie, so you need food that's really going to interact and handheld items. So things you can pick up with your fingers, things that are easy to eat - never too loud, never too smelly." The company even features what it calls "ninja" butlers who will bring people food in the theater before and during the movie, as quickly and quietly as possible, so as not to disturb the movie watching experience. There's even a full restaurant and bar upstairs at iPic Theaters Fulton Market called the Tuck Room, featuring Yard's food and some creative drinks from executive bartender and sommelier Adam Seger. He says he calls his approach to providing drinks as "farm to glass." "We're really in touch with the seasons, with making everything we possibly can make from scratch from maraschino cherries, our own homemade ginger beer to even hand cutting our own ice for our Old Fashions and for Manhattans and then we also are inspired from everything from the rich history in lower Manhattan." The iPic Theater is located in the Fulton Market Building in Manhattan's South Street Seaport. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/3ecb88db9188c6ae49a898a80e20209a Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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The Rolling Stones say they were 'shocked' and 'mystified' at Donald Trump's election
 
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(15 Nov 2016) THE ROLLING STONES SAY THEY WERE 'SHOCKED' AND 'MYSTIFIED' BY DONALD TRUMP'S ELECTION Speaking at the launch of a New York exhibition detailing the history of the Rolling Stones, singer Mick Jagger said "everyone outside the U.S. is kind of mystified" by the American election result. "That was quite mind-blowing watching from England," echoed bandmate Ronnie Wood, at the event, Monday (14 NOVEMBER 2016). "We were all shocked and stunned with the Brexit thing and so I thought, 'Nothing's going to shock me now. For all I know Trump's going to get in.' Sure enough he did (laughs). It was like, OK, there will be some changes made (laughs). Hopefully they'll be good ones." Drummer Charlie Watts also predicts changes under a Trump presidency. "I don't think he's going to be as radical as he was coming in to it, making a big thing," mused Watts. "I think a lot of what he says is going to be tempered down because if it isn't it's going to be a hell of a bloody ride for four years (laughs) but we'll see. It might be good. I don't know. "I actually don't like politicians or politics," he continued. "We've got to have them but I don't like them. I've never liked a politician in my life. I've never voted for anyone. I don't believe them (laughs). So I've never voted for any of them." Watts isn't the only Stone to be anti-politics. The band's legendary guitarist Keith Richards refused to comment on the new U.S. president. "It's a blank spot to me man, I'm telling you. I ain't going there (laughs)." The Stones have submitted numerous artifacts from their 50 year history to "Exhibitionism - The Rolling Stones" - an exhibit that debuted at Industria in New York City on Saturday after launching in London earlier this year. It includes colorful tour outfits, Jagger's lyric book, Keith Richards' 1963 diary, Watts' toy drum kit and various photographs, from posters to magazine covers. The exhibit runs in New York through March 12, 2017. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/7095e9ebc1842b0aae6300bc7f74a436 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Prince Harry: sergeant gave me confidence back after losing mother
 
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(20 Sep 2016) PRINCE HARRY: SERGEANT 'GAVE ME CONFIDENCE' AFTER LOSING MOTHER On Tuesday (20 SEPT. 2016), Britain's Prince Harry paid tribute to an unnamed sergeant at Sandhurst who helped him regain his confidence after losing his mother. Harry was speaking in Aberdeenshire in Scotland at the Mackie Academy - a secondary school which hosted a youth mentor training day on behalf of The Diana Award, set up in memory of Harry's late mother. Princess Diana died in August 1997 when Harry was 12. The young royal said his personal mentor was his Colour Sergeant from his time at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. "I was at a young stage in my life where I was probably lacking a bit in guidance," revealed the royal. "I lost my mum when I was very young and suddenly I am surrounded by a huge number of men in the army and he was someone who teased me at the right moments and gave me the confidence to go forward and actually confidence in yourself to know who you are and to push forward and try to help others basically." He didn't reveal the sergeant's name, saying "he wouldn't want me to." Later in the day, Harry visited a youth sports initiative at Robert Gordon University (RGU), taking part in a hockey game and a quick game of one-on-one soccer. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/f2e65f769ad7fd64b8095078e5004547 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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Israeli Army and Palestinians clash on streets
 
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(6 Oct 2015) Israeli troops fired tear gas at stone-throwing Palestinian protesters on Tuesday as clashes continued in the West Bank town of Bethlehem. The clashes erupted after the funeral of a 13-year-old boy killed during clashes with the Israeli military. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said on Tuesday he had no interest in an "escalation" of violence and is ready to talk with Israel. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned on Monday that he will use a "strong hand" to quell violent Palestinian protests and deadly attacks. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/38767a811c69e461ba6322195df07974 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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A gallery devoted to tapestry
 
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(11 Jun 2016) LEAD IN: Sometimes a hobby can turn into a passion and a passion into a collection. In Bosnia one woman's passion for tapestry has inspired her to open a gallery devoted to the art. STORY-LINE: Pictures cover the bright blue walls of Tuzla's newest gallery. Idyllic landscapes hang side by side with reproductions of great masterpieces. But these are not paintings......rather needlework curated by tapestry enthusiast, Nermina Mehinovic. Growing up as young art student Mehinovic discovered a passion for tapestry, and soon used all of her free time to create pieces which she placed in baroque style frames. She has recently retired from her career and has once again found time to dedicate herself to her hobby. "For a long time I have been involved in tapestry, especially Wiehler's tapestry, I was making them a lot, especially as a young girl, when I had more time, and lately I found time again to devote to my tapestry. I collect already finished tapestry, also tools to work on it, and I have plans to make them again, as much as I was making them as a young woman," she explains. "This is my house of tapestry, it is my collection which consists of 250 pieces of tapestry. I love them all equally, all of them are equally beautiful. Everyone who comes here finds a certain sense of satisfaction, joy. Also I sometimes feel that this tapestry is actually thanking me for the opportunity that it can be seen like this, that their beauty is appreciated," she adds. One of the items she is most proud of is her Wiehler catalogue tapestry collection. Wiehler Gobelin is a German based business that makes tapestry kits which can be bought by mail order. Its style is based on that of the Gobelins family who originally made tapestries in their Parisian factory for the French monarchs since the era of pre revolutionary France. Many of the works on display have been created by Mehinovic herself, but she also collects tapestry made by others. "This is another way to show how a small piece can make a space beautiful," she says holding up a piece. She has gathered more then 250 individual pieces of tapestry art from all over the world. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/220a399c75ea0accb15747f5c004006f Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Kenyan teenager escapes slums to ballet stage and solo in "The Nutcracker"
 
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(25 Dec 2016) In a country not usually associated with classical ballet, a 16-year-old dancer leaps onto the stage, his gravity-defying turns and grand jetes taking the audience's breath away. Joel Kioko is arguably Kenya's most promising up-and-coming classical ballet dancer. Currently training in the United States, he has come home for Christmas – and is dancing a solo in a Nairobi production of the Christmas ballet 'The Nutcracker' while he's here. "He's the real deal," says Dance Centre Kenya's Artistic Director Cooper Rust, who danced and choreographed at the Nevada Ballet and Colombia City Ballet and taught at the Carolina Ballet before moving to Kenya to teach dance in Nairobi. Kioko took his first dance class in a space much like this one: a primary school classroom in a shantytown – bare walls, no barre, no mirror; desks and chairs moved outside to make space for ballet. He grew up in Nairobi's Kuwinda shantytown – and now that he's back, he's helping out by giving holiday classes to other aspiring dancers in Kibera, the biggest shantytown in the Kenyan capital. As the only son in a family that grew up without a father, Kioko laughs at the notion that some people would think that a man in tights, dancing classical ballet, is somehow unmanly. For Kioko, ballet has been the foundation that enabled him to pursue his dance studies in the United States. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/7bb6544291c4beb57a321a43b988968f Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Tacoma Bridge Collapse - 1940  | Today in History | 7 Nov 16
 
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On November 7, 1940, Washington state’s original Tacoma Narrows Bridge, nicknamed “Galloping Gertie,” collapsed into Puget Sound during a windstorm just four months after opening to traffic.
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March on Washington - 1963  | Today in History | 28 Aug 16
 
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On August 28, 1963, March on Washington was the first large-scale protest rally held in Washington D.C. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his "I Have A Dream" speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. The March On Washington Just one hundred years after Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation to free the slaves, 200.000 march in Washington to rally for civil rights. In an orderly gathering at the Lincoln Memorial, Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. makes his most stirring address - "I have a dream..." and other black leaders urge Congress to pass the Civil Rights Bill to end racial inequity. They call for "Action Now" - the theme of the monstrous rally. None of the disorder that authorities feared develops. It is a serious gathering that is tinged with good-humor as if the demonstrators have finally found strength in each other. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/03dfba7b639b0a2b065b87372c207d69 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Funeral for Queen Anne of Romania
 
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(13 Aug 2016) Thousands of Romanians turned out on Saturday for the funeral of the woman they call Queen Anne, the wife of Michael, the last king of Romania. Romania and neighbouring Moldova both observed a national day of mourning on Saturday for Anne. Soldiers placed her royal flag-draped coffin on a catafalque outside a cathedral in a park in Curtea de Arges. A phalanx of Orthodox priests sung the funeral liturgy addressing her as "Queen Anne". Following a short private service, she was buried inside the unfinished brick cathedral. Anne died on August 1 in Switzerland at the age of 92. Anne's 94-year-old husband Michael, who has cancer and lives in Switzerland, didn't attend the funeral on the advice of doctors. Anne first visited the country when she was nearly 70 and did not speak the language. Yet many here respect her for her 68-year marriage to Michael, whom she wed months after the communists forced him to abdicate in 1947. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/44baf4a0e5eadd5adb3376bfd54826a1 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Karl Lagerfeld, Courtney Love comment on the Kardashian West robbery
 
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(4 Oct 2016) RESTRICTION SUMMARY: AP CLIENTS ONLY AP Entertainment Paris, 4 October 2016 1. Wide shot Karl Lagerfeld posing for photos 2. Medium shot Karl Lagerfeld shaking hands with Usher 3. SOUNDBITE (English) Karl Lagerfeld, designer: "I think it's a very bad thing for Paris. But I don't understand why she (Kim Kardashian) was in a hotel with no security and things like this. If you are that famous and you put all your jewelry on the net you go to hotels where nobody can come near to the room." (Reporter: "Do you think she is somehow too public a figure?") "Too public, too public, we have to see in what time we live. You cannot display your wealth and then be surprised that some people want to share it." (Reporter: "So would you think that celebrities in future seasons might be discouraged from Paris with the terror attacks now that…") "I think it's a very bad thing, image-wise I think it's very bad. We make all the efforts to make Paris appealing then suddenly… apparently they were people from the East, from Eastern Europe. They are the worst." 3. Cutaway Lagerfeld 4. Medium shot Courtney Love and her daughter Frances Bean Cobain 5. SOUNDBITE (English) Courtney Love, recording artist: "As a friend of hers I feel very like horrified and even if I wasn't her friend I would be horrified. It's disgusting and it's horrific and terrifying. I don't know what went on with security, I can't say and I really can't speak to it, but it was terrible." (Reporter: "But in terms of your personal habits and stuff, are you going to be double looking doors, looking at high security?") SOUNDBITE (English) Frances Bean Cobain, Courtney Love's daughter: "No. I don't think stealing our stuff would make millions of dollars… I don't feel we're targets." (Reporter: "Do you have millions in bags?") SOUNDBITE (English) Frances Bean Cobain: "Hell no, hell no." SOUNDBITE (English) Courtney Love: "If we did we wouldn't tell you." (Reporter: "In the future, would it ever stop you from coming back?") SOUNDBITE (English) Courtney Love: "No, no, no." (Reporter: "You had an incident yourself during the taxi strike.) SOUNDBITE (English) Courtney Love: "The looting. Yeah that was terrifying, absolutely terrifying." (Reporter: "And did you think twice about coming back?") SOUNDBITE (English) Courtney Love: "No, it's just Paris." (Reporter: "Paris is like a war zone, it seems like Syria, here there are sniffer dogs and men with guns. Do you not find that kind of frightening?") SOUNDBITE (English) Courtney Love: "Well I always come to fashion weeks, so that's what I relate it to. I don't see the underbelly so much, maybe I should more but I just don't." (Reporter: "So you think it's a bubble?") SOUNDBITE (English) Courtney Love: "It's a bubble for me yes." 6. Medium shot Lily-Rose Depp and Usher posing for cameras 7. Medium shot Carla Bruni Sarkozy walking past camera STORYLINE: KARL LAGERFELD, COURTNEY LOVE COMMENT ON THE KARDASHIAN WEST ROBBERY Karl Lagerfeld said he doesn't understand why Kim Kardashian did not have better security when the U.S. reality TV star was robbed at gunpoint of more than 10 million dollars' worth of jewelry in the French capital on Monday morning. Speaking on the sidelines of the Chanel fashion show in Paris on Tuesday (4 OCT. 2016), Lagerfeld said people should be expect to be targets when they display their wealth. "Too public, too public, we have to see in what time we live. You cannot display your wealth and then be surprised that some people want to share it, " he said. Courtney Love, who was also attending the Chanel event, said that while she found the reality TV star's ordeal "terrifying," she doesn't consider herself rich enough to be a target. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/fa7ff6158947e064cdad7ddb03747e7a Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Jordan marks 100 years since Great Arab Revolt
 
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(2 Jun 2016) Jordan celebrated 100 years since the Great Arab Revolt, sparked by King Abdullah II's great grandfather, with a military parade of camel troops, attack helicopters and cannon fire in Amman on Thursday. At the newly unveiled Martyr's Memorial, military units stood for inspection as King Abdullah II walked through the parade grounds saluting troops from across the kingdom's military services. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/1b6accfbdb2c8a381b2196f1688406c7 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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