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Charles & Diana Wedding in 4K | Part 1 | Arrivals at St Paul's Cathedral | 1981
 
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Viewable for the first time in high quality 4K, this is reel 1 of the 25 minute British Movietone documentary called "The Royal Wedding". This stunning 4K version has been made from the original British Movietone 35 mm negative. Movietone were the only company to film events of this momentous day on film rather than video. A seamless version of the documentary is available via AP Archive in London. The file size is too large to upload to YouTube so we have loaded up each individual reel for you to enjoy in 4K quality, plus 12 clips of key moments from this special day. Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4AVxcfadVkU Part 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJQjF7iGldI&t=29s REEL 1 - GV The Queen's Landau from Buckingham Palace zoom into the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh. LS The Queen Mother's landau. GV Bridesmaids car arrives at St. Paul's Cathedral. GV Crowd. MS Bridesmaids from car. MS Bridesmaid and Page boys up steps and into St. Paul's x 2. MS Margaret Thatcher and Denis Thatcher. LS Mrs Nancy Regan arrives. GV Crowd and flags. LS Crowned Heads Of Europe on St Pauls steps. CU The Queen and DUke in landau x 2. GV Prince Charles landau from Palace zoom into him and Prince Andrew x 3. TS The Queen's carriage arrives at St. Pauls. CU Lord Mayor Of London (Sir Ronald Gardn � er-Thorpe) MS The Queen and Duke greeted by Lord Mayor. LS The Queen Mother and Prince Edward. LS The Queen, Duke, Queen Mother and Prince Edward enter St. Pauls. Zoom in Prince Charles' Carriage Procession x 2. MS Mounted Police outside Clarence House zoom out The Glass Coach leaves Clarence House. GV Interior The Queen's procession in St. Pauls. LS The Queen and Duke. LS Members of Royal Family move to seats. MS As before with King Of Tonga in background. LS Members of Royal Family followed by Queen Mother, Queen and Duke pull back to show choir and congregation. MS Royal Family seated. Zoom in Prince Charles and Prince Andrew from carriage and up steps x 2. LS Brides Carriage procession in Trafalgar Square. LS Prince Charles walks up aisle x 3. LS Glass Coach arrives at St Pauls. MS Earl Spencer out. CU Lady Sarah Armstrong Jones and India Hicks. MS Bride from carriage. MS Bride and father wave from half way up steps. MS Bride on steps whilst train adjusted. MS Bride up steps. LS Bride into St. Pauls. GV Interior Bride's procession up aisle. LS Procession of Clergy. CU Bishop of London (Right Rev Graham Leonard). LS Bride up aisle and joined by groom. GV Congregation. This footage is available to licence for commercial use from the AP Archive - http://www.aparchive.com/ContactUs Find out more about AP Archive - http://www.aparchive.com/AboutUs Twitter: https://twitter.com/AP_Archive Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/APArchives Tumblr: https://aparchives.tumblr.com/
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Loretta Lynn returns after stroke to honor Alan Jackson at Country Music Hall of Fame induction
 
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(23 Oct 2017) LORETTA LYNN RETURNS AFTER STROKE TO HONOR ALAN JACKSON AT COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME INDUCTION Country icon Loretta Lynn returned to the Country Music Hall of Fame for the first time since she suffered a stroke in May, to formally induct Alan Jackson, Sunday (22 OCT. 2017). Jackson joined late guitarist and singer Jerry Reed and songwriter Don Schlitz to become the newest members of the Country Music Hall of Fame during the ceremony in Nashville, Tennessee. Lynn, who cancelled her tour dates this year to recover, said Jackson was the only person that could make her leave her house. She recalled meeting Jackson when he was a nervous young artist decades ago and knowing then that he would "be one of the greatest singers in country music." "He hadn't let me down," said Lynn, who is also a member of the Hall of Fame. The 59-year-old Jackson is one of country music's most successful solo artists, having sold nearly 45 million albums in the United States and had 26 singles reach the top of the Billboard country charts. Many of his hits became instant classics, from the bar-room staple "Chattahoochee" to the somber "Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning)" written after Sept. 11, 2001. Reed, who died at age 71 in 2008, was first known as an in demand studio musician with a unique finger picking style on the guitar. He played for and wrote songs for stars like Elvis Presley and Porter Wagoner. In later years, he started appearing in TV and movies, most notably playing Burt Reynolds' sidekick in "Smokey and the Bandit." He also sang many of the songs on the soundtrack, including "East Bound and Down." His daughters, Seidina Hubbard and Lottie Zavala, accepted the honor on his behalf. Schlitz, 65, from Durham, North Carolina, had his first songwriting hit in 1978 when Kenny Rogers recorded his song "The Gambler," which became Rogers' signature song throughout his career. Songs he helped write include "On the Other Hand" and "Forever and Ever, Amen," both sung by Randy Travis. Aloe Blacc and Vince Gill sang a duet version of "The Gambler" at the ceremony, while singers Charlie Worsham and Mary Chapin Carpenter also performed his songs in his honor. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/b28134e14a41a27fd10e69791049e428 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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'Justice League' stars Gadot, Affleck, Momoa sign autographs for fans at Comic-Con
 
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(23 Jul 2017) 'JUSTICE LEAGUE' STARS MEET FANS AT COMIC-CON The stars of "Justice League" got up close and personal with their fans on Saturday (22 July) at Comic-Con in San Diego. Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, Ezra Miller and Ray Fisher signed posters and chatted with attendees of the massive pop culture expo. They had just taken the stage to share footage and talk about the upcoming film, which has had its own fair share of upheaval recently when director Zack Snyder exited for personal reasons and Joss Whedon took over the reshoots and completion of the film. The footage focused heavily on Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman, who emerged as the clear favorite of the fans in the audience who screamed at every shot of the Amazonian warrior. "Wonder Woman" recently became the highest grossing of the four DC Extended Universe films. Affleck plays Batman, Momoa is Aquaman, Fisher is Cyborg and Miller is The Flash in the movie, set for release in November. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/007176e76f502f05cd8ffa8f6660439c Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Toronto neighbour of Meghan Markle speaks to the AP
 
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(27 Nov 2017) A neighbour of American actress Meghan Markle, who Kensington Palace announced on Monday is engaged to be married to Britain's Prince Harry, said she once gave him a gift for letting the Royal Canadian Mounted Police park outside his house. Markle accompanied the gift of Belgian chocolates with a handwritten note. Neighbour Fortunato Agliodoro said Markle had "beautiful calligraphy." Markle used to freelance as a calligrapher. Agliodoro described her as "lovely" and said she greeted him whenever she saw him. Britain's royal palace says Prince Harry and Markle are engaged and will marry in the spring of 2018. The announcement came on Monday from the office of Harry's father, Prince Charles. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/9c3ed44aa55607372029c8fca87a4ebe Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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The Doors celebrate 50th anniversary with a special performance
 
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(5 Jan 2017) THE DOORS CELEBRATE 50TH ANNIVERSARY WITH SPECIAL PERFORMANCE Iconic 1960s rock band The Doors came together for a special honor and performance 50 years after releasing their self-titled debut album. Surviving members John Densmore and Robby Krieger joined hundreds of fans Wednesday (4 JAN. 2017) to celebrate January 4 being proclaimed "Day Of The Doors" in Los Angeles. The event took place in Los Angeles' Venice neighborhood, where the band was formed. "Well, it's 50 years of The Doors. We started right here in Venice and we're ending up right here in Venice too so it's all a cycle, you know?" said guitarist Robby Krieger. "The ocean is just right out there and that's where Jim got the idea to write the song 'Moonlight Drive.' So then we went to Hollywood and made it, but our roots are here," added drummer John Densmore. The group, known for hits such as "Light My Fire" and "Riders on the Storm," performed "L.A. Woman" for the crowd. Many fans waited hours in the rain to see the them. "Even though Robby and I sometimes haven't played for years, for me anyway, a couple bars and I'm back. When you do the songs for many, many years over a lifetime they're in your blood and it only takes a second to chase down the magic," said Densmore. Jim Morrison, the band's lead singer and songwriter, died in 1971 at age 27. "I have no idea," said Krieger of Morrison's reaction to the honor. "You know you cannot say what Jim would have done or said because he always would do something different, but I bet you he would've been here and he would've dug it and I think he would've been proud." "I'm sure Ray would've loved it. He was always working the band and this is great," Densmore said. In 2013, keyboardist Ray Manzarek died of bile duct cancer in Rosenheim, Germany. He was 74. As for inspiration, Krieger said he still looks to the oldies. "Well, I listen to '60s music a lot, you know. You know I always try to find something good in today's music and have been failing miserably lately … Yeah, there's always bright spots, but as far as being you know a whole era of music, I am waiting for the next one, something different," he said. While Densmore finds his close to home. "I don't have my finger on the pulse of music. I read a lot and what really inspires me are my grandkids," he said. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/089362eb77972eba3762f2ddb3e586f6 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Phoenix, Ramsay talk speedy turnaround for 'You Were Never Really Here'
 
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(27 May 2017) PHOENIX, RAMSAY TALK SPEEDY TURNAROUND FOR 'YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE' Joaquin Phoenix and director Lynne Ramsay Saturday (27 MAY 2017) told the Cannes Film Festival about the speed with which its closing film "You Were Never Really Here" was brought into being. The "We Need to Talk About Kevin" filmmaker returns to the Palme d'Or shortlist with her new tale of corrupt power and vengeance. Based on a novella by Jonathan Ames, "You Were Never Really Here," follows Phoenix as a tormented war veteran trying to save a teenaged girl – played by Ekaterina Samsov - from a sex trafficking ring. As his rescue mission goes wrong, a storm of violence is unleashed that may lead to his awakening. Ramsay adapted the story with Phoenix in mind for the lead role – but had to get ready for shooting in just two months, to slot into a last minute gap in his schedule. "I was meant to do something else and that didn't happen and Lynne and I had spoken already and I said, 'Do you think you could make it this summer?' which was like two months away," recalled Phoenix. "She said, 'Yeah,' I thought, 'Can you really get a movie together that quickly?' and somehow she did. It came together really quickly" "I didn't even think I'd finish the script and then I was going into prep and then getting visas to go to New York because I was living in Santorini at the time so it was really a bit crazy," added Ramsay. "But I think some of that spirit was good." The director arrived at the festival fresh from working on post production, adding Johnny Greenwood's music just last week. Ramsay told the conference she was still editing the final cut. Critics at the conference gave the festival version a warm reception, congratulating Ramsay on the tale's subversion of thriller norms. "We wanted to get away from that idea of the male hero," noted Phoenix, " I remember Jim Wilson, the producer would sometimes describe it as 'the impotence of masculinity' so we kind of established this character that seems very capable but in some ways he's not. I think what's maybe interesting about this film for a genre film is that really the girl is ultimately the one who saves herself, so it's not about man coming in and saving the girl." Ramsay was also asked about her thoughts on the controversy surrounding streaming-only films in this year's competition. After insisting she had not been following the debate, Ramsay noted, "I believe in movies being projected, going to this technical rehearsal seeing a film on the big screen, that's an experience so obviously as a filmmaker I believe in that, but also Amazon helped to finance my film, Ted Hope, who's the head of Amazon is a film buff, he knows every movie and he's really helped me so – and I think there's some really good stuff coming on TV too, 'Twin Peaks' and 'Top of the Lake' so it's a tough time, but I really hope we always have theatrical releases." "You Were Never Really Here" is part financed by Amazon Studios – which has a policy of screening its original movies on the big screen before transferring them to its streaming service. Ramsay has won four awards at the festival in previous years, for her short films "Small Deaths" and "Gasman" and her English/Spanish language tale "Morvern Callar." "We Need to Talk About Kevin" was launched in Cannes, where it screened in competition in 2011. The winner of the Palme d'Or is announced on Sunday 28 May. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/d132c09dbb29a81d3ffda5d2e9cabf3b Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Spelling Bee Champ Shares Study Secrets
 
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(2 Jun 2017) Ananya Vinay showed little emotion as she plowed through word after mystifying word in the final rounds of the Scripps National Spelling Bee. She says, for her, it's a sport. "I like words and I like language and once I get started I don't want to quit. I just want to keep on going." A day after winning the Bee, Ananya shared some of the study strategies she used during her two years of preparation for that moment. She says the key is reading, lots of reading, and studying foreign languages. "Well, really, it's hard to do roots for any language other than Latin or Greek for the other languages you just have to figure out roots and what rules and what makes sense in the word," she said. She was sure to point out that it was her own motivation, not parental prodding, that kept her on track. Ananya didn't come into the bee as the most heralded speller, but she outclassed her better-known competitors and survived a long duel with 14-year-old Rohan Rajeev to win the 90th Scripps bee on Thursday. And she never looked all that impressed by the words she was given. The final word, marocain, which is a type of fabric, she says she was already pretty sure of before she gave the answer. "I just confirmed the definition and then I asked the origin to make sure that my spelling made sense," she said. Watching from the audience, her father, Vinay Sreekumar, says he could tell she was calm and confident up to the last minute. "It was not a surprise for us that she won yesterday, because I know that she's worked very hard," he said. The last 14 winners of the Scripps National Spelling Bee were Indian-American. Sreekumar, an Indian immigrant, attributes that to a cultural emphasis on education. "And I think it's that thread which is kind of getting passed on." Ananya will take home more than 40,000 US dollars in cash and prizes, which she plans to split with her younger brother and use toward college tuition. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/723715e349896deda56c8efbf037f51b Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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'Stranger Things' stars share the highs and lows of working with kids
 
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(10 Aug 2017) 'STRANGER THINGS' STARS SHARE THE HIGHS AND LOWS OF WORKING WITH KIDS From spontaneity to flatulence, the stars of Netflix's "Stranger Things" say the show's young cast brings so much to set. "They smell. And the farting," explained David Harbour. "Yes, oh god yes. Oh god yes! The amount of takes ruined by the occasional body movement that they can't control. Come on, when you were a child, when you were teenager - I mean, the amount of things that are happening in your body that you just cannot control. You know we've all been through it! That's very challenging." Those awkward teen years can also create awkward moments while shooting. "I mean they're kind of great, but they're kind of like teenagers and it's such an awkward time. And even though they're big shot movie stars, they're still teenagers so, like, they don't know anything about girls and they kind of come to me and they want to ask questions and I'm like, 'I have to go.' Like, this doesn't happen to me when I work with other people. And, like, it's just a very vulnerable time. So it's got the beauty of like their pure huggability and then it's got this complexity of, like, you guys got to go through the teenage years, which was so hard on all of us." Harbour says he's quite protective of the hit show's young stars, who include Gaten Matarazzo, Noah Schnapp, Caleb McLaughlin, Finn Wolfhard and Millie Bobby Brown. "I have to say with all this attention they've gotten, all this fame that they've got, I worry for them like as a fellow actor because I want them to preserve the fact that they're just weird, misfit kids who can bring that to the screen. And I also want them to develop as artists. So I'm very protective of them in a strange way because as everyone else sort of kowtows and is so excited by them, I'm the one going on set and being like, 'No, let's grow. Let's develop further. Like, it was good, but let's get it better.'" His ultimate goal is to push them to be the best. "I'm sort of like a bit of a taskmaster with them and I think that, you know, I think that they appreciate it because I think they have a lot of people telling them that, you know, their whatever doesn't stink. And I think that they need those voices that are a bit harder on them. So I like being in that position where I can be... I like trying to take a position of kind of mentoring them and trying to be like, 'Look, I want you guys when I'm in the nursing home, I want you to bring me your Oscars so I can look at them. I want you to develop into Meryl Streep and to Daniel Day-Lewis. I don't want you to become someone who flashes out. I want you to become artists.' So, you know, I think ultimately they appreciate that," Harbour said. The greatest lesson co-star Joe Keery has learned is to be present in the moment. "Just to get out of your goddamn head," he said. "I feel like so many people, you know, are doing the work on set. I think a lot of the work that you should do is kind of beforehand and then these kids - they're on set, hanging out, talking two seconds before the take, talking about some fart joke and then they're going and all of a sudden, it's like, the stakes are high. It's just, like, refreshing to have such energy and just fun. They're having so much fun." "Stranger Things" is set to return to Netflix on Oct. 31. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/40bb3809aa9edf15dc50199f2e9229dd Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Wedding of Charles & Diana in 4K | Clip 11 | Charles and Diana kiss on balcony | 1981
 
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Viewable for the first time in high quality 4K. This extract from the 25 minute British Movietone documentary entitled "The Royal Wedding" shows Charles and Diana on the balcony of Buckingham Palace - and that famous kiss. The wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer. Prince Charles and Princess Diana. This footage is available to licence for commercial use from the AP Archive - http://www.aparchive.com/ContactUs Find out more about AP Archive - http://www.aparchive.com/AboutUs Twitter: https://twitter.com/AP_Archive Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/APArchives Tumblr: https://aparchives.tumblr.com/
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Mosul residents start clean-up after IS
 
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(30 Jan 2017) Residents of eastern Mosul have started to clean up their city after two and a half years of rule by Islamic State militants and the battle that dislodged them. Students are painting over the extremists' murals and men are filling in bomb craters and clearing away the rubble of the nearly three-month-long battle that left Iraqi forces in control of half the city. Shops are also reopening. Iraqi forces have already started redeploying their forces in preparation for the battle to take the western side of the city as well, which is expected to start in the coming weeks. Mosul is the last urban stronghold of IS. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/5d3c40e599fc010e428d3c99afac536a Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Malaysia's Mahathir: opposition can win election
 
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(18 Sep 2017) Former Malaysian strongman Mahathir Mohamad says he believes the opposition alliance in his country can win the next general elections and topple the country's corruption-tainted leader. The energetic 92-year-old, Asia's longest-serving leader before stepping down in 2003, has made a high-profile return to politics in a bid to oust his protege, Prime Minister Najib Razak. The serving leader has clung to power despite an epic corruption scandal that involved hundreds of millions of dollars passing through his bank accounts. Mahathir told The Associated Press in an interview that the disparate opposition coalition he has spearheaded to contest elections due by mid-2018 is tapping into anger at the corruption scandal and the rising cost of living. "Lots of people feel that Najib has destroyed much that has been built for this country," he said. Najib has sacked critics in his own government including an attorney-general and deputy prime minister and muzzled the media since the corruption scandal erupted two years ago. The US and several other countries are investigating allegations of cross-border embezzlement and money laundering at 1MDB, a state investment fund set up and previously led by Najib to promote economic development but which accumulated billions in debt. The US Justice Department says at least 4.5 billion US dollars was stolen from 1MDB by associates of Najib, and it is working to seize 1.7 billion US dollars taken from the fund to buy assets in the US potentially its largest asset seizure ever. Mahathir said he doesn't want to be prime minister again and that his aim is simply to topple Najib and restore Malaysia's reputation. Despite speculation that Najib may call elections this year, Mahathir said he believes polls will be held in 2018 because Najib wants time to strengthen his support in eastern Sabah and Sarawak states on the island of Borneo. The two states, both strongholds of rural Malay support for the governing National Front coalition, jointly contribute about a quarter of parliamentary seats and helped Najib win the 2013 polls despite losing the national popular vote to the opposition for the first time. Yet gerrymandering will make it tough to win more seats than the ruling coalition. The Election Commission last year redrew electoral boundaries that critics said created more Malay-majority seats to ensure victory for Najib though opposition parties are contesting it in court. Mahathir's comeback is a boost to the opposition that has been plagued by infighting. His popularity with ethnic Malays may also make the opposition more palatable to those voters, who are the bedrock of Najib's ruling coalition. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/56107dbd3b162410b011d7b882a000bd Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Volchansk is Russia's smallest town with its own tramway
 
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(5 May 2017) LEADIN In the heart of the Russian Ural mountain range, deep in the sub arctic forest known as the Taiga, lies the town of Volchansk. It is an unremarkable town, but it has one claim to fame... it is the smallest town in Russia with its own tram service. STORYLINE Welcome to Volchansk, best known as Russia's smallest town with its own tramway. A single-track 7.5-kilometer line connects the northern and the southern part of the town. Costing just 30 US cents per ride, the tram carries up to 300 people on a weekday, running across town once an hour on old crooked rails. In 1956, Volchansk was granted the township status after it expanded 6 kilometers north to compounds where coal, and before that gold mines, had been located. The tram system, along with much of the town's infrastructure and industrial facilities, was constructed by German prisoners of war during and after World War II. The tram system became operational in 1951 and initially ran along three routes transporting workers to industry. One of the lines led to an opencast colliery, another, a cross-city line to the neighbouring town of Karpinsk 35 kilometers away. The former was closed in 1994 due to theft of the rails and trolley wire while the latter was dismantled less than 10 years after the opening because it was in the way of a large working excavator. The third, a 7.5-kilometer route, still crosses the town north to south. Some residents still remember when the tramcars were full of people, and they had to hitch an extra car. However the population of Volchansk has decreased steadily from 36 thousands of people in 1973 to under 10,000 today as the descendants of the WWII prisoners of war who constituted the majority in the town have moved to Germany. Larisa Bushuyeva, the director of the tram line, adds that tram lost many of its passengers to buses and private cars. "The thefts began (in 1990s): once a rail was detached and carried away, another time (a piece of) wire was stolen. And it (the tram) became unprofitable - people had been leaving the town. Are we to drive empty trams ? We decided one would be enough. Then buses appeared here. And accordingly all of them are faster and more convenient. People preferred another type of transport. Now we work as an antiquity." All this makes the tram service unprofitable; every year local and regional authorities fund about $180,000 to maintain the line. Four kilometers of the line between the two towns pass through part of the thick forest known as taiga that stretches from the Ural Mountains to the Far East. The passengers often use the tram just to enjoy the forest view or to go there for fishing and mushroom picking. Tram driver Galina Fyodorova says "here (in the forest) nobody gets on or gets off. Only mushroom-gatherers in summer." Despite of perceptible shaking and loud noise inside, people love this transport mainly because it has a fixed schedule making it more reliable than local buses. "It's faster by bus. (But) if you have an appoinment, you have to walk and wait (for bus), but by tram you reach (your destination) in time (knowing the schedule)." says passenger Margarita Faber. In 2009 Volchansk was recognised by the "book of records of Russia" as the "smallest town with tramway transportation". Their plan to raise the claim to Guinness World Records was thwarted when they discovered a smaller town in Germany with a similar tram. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/134bedff481c075ecaf09335f84b4379 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Quentin Tarantino walks Tribeca red carpet for 25th anniversary of 'Reservoir Dogs'
 
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(29 Apr 2017) QUENTIN TARANTINO WALKS TRIBECA RED CARPET FOR THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF 'RESERVOIR DOGS' From the moment it was released in 1992, the gritty, violent and funny "Reservoir Dogs" became a cult hit, making the career of its then rookie director, Quentin Tarantino. Part of its uniqueness was the color aliases of each character - and as he walked the red carpet Friday ( 28 APRIL) for its 25th anniversary screening at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York., Tarantino explained why. "I was trying to come up with something that was like, tough guy, existential, deadpan, comedic, you know. And to me the idea of Mr. White, Mr. Orange, Mr., you know, Mr. Blonde, which I thought was kind of clever. I thought that was really interesting. It fed into the tough guy, existential, almost French noir kind of aesthetic of the movie." The film has gone on to become a classic,thanks to its non-linear storytelling and fresh use of dialogue. One of the most talked about scenes happens during the film's cold opening, which takes place in a diner, and includes a rant on tipping the waitress. Tarantino never doubted the scene was perfect for the film. "Well, I never really though of it as a chance. I liked the scene. I though the dialogue was really good. I thought it was funny, you know. I didn't think that was chancy. Most of the people that responded to the script, one of the things they responded was that opening scene," Tarantino said. It was in that scene that Tarantino gave his theory on what Madonna's "Like a Virgin" was really about. That set him on a path to appear in the films that he writes and directs. "Well, it was actually Harvey's urging, because he basically thought I did the Madonna speech better than anybody we auditioned, you know. I had done it for him a few times, and he thought I did it better than anybody else, so he thought I should be in the film," the filmmaker explained. Harvey Weinstein's Miramax Films produced "Reservoir Dogs." But it was another Harvey that anchored the cast. That's Harvey Keitel, and he starred as Mr. White. Keitel describes the magic that compelled him to appear in the film: "Well, the first thing I saw of his was his writing. I didn't see him in person, but he certainly transformed whatever it was he was thinking about, artistically, onto the page. It was a very special screenplay." The violent crime thriller depicts the proceedings before and after a failed jewelry store heist. The story is intensified when the gang feels there's an undercover cop amongst them. For Steve Buscemi, the role of Mr. Pink made him a star, and he feels a debt of gratitude to Tarantino. "Look, it was a special time in my life. I loved making the film. I'm so grateful for what the film did for me as an actor. But more than that, I'm just really proud to, you know, to be part of a work that people really seem to respond to," Buscemi said. The film also stars Michael Madsen, Tim Roth, and the late Chris Penn and Lawrence Tierney. Tarantino and the cast held a panel after the screening, discussing the film. The director went on to be one of the most famous faces in Hollywood, producing hits such as "Kill Bill", along with "Pulp Fiction" and "Django Unchained." You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/fbd8014dba83290e272fd024f3fa0c74 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Migrants deported from US arrive in Mexico
 
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(23 Feb 2017) A handful of Mexican migrants deported from the United States arrived at Mexico City's airport Wednesday. Mexican government officials spoke to each returning migrant to provide information as to their rights and who to contact for further information. Lucio Cervantes Campos, a Mexican who had lived illegally in the United States for 25 years, told the Associated Press he had gone to pay a ticket in Portland, Oregon when he was arrested upon leaving the courthouse. "They were waiting for me outside," he said of the US authorities who arrested him. President Donald Trump's efforts to crack down on the estimated 11 million immigrants living illegally in the U.S. have spread fear and anxiety and led many people to brace for arrest and to change up their daily routines in hopes of not getting caught. The unease among immigrants has been building but intensified in recent weeks with ever-clearer signs that the Trump administration would jettison the Obama-era policy of focusing mostly on deporting those who had committed serious crimes. The administration announced Tuesday that any immigrant in the country illegally who is charged with or convicted of any offence, or even suspected of a crime, will now be an enforcement priority. That could include people arrested for shoplifting or other minor offences, or those who simply crossed the border illegally. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/b9a0f4c9f868a3c40022b24cacbb206e Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Battery-powered pod taxis aim to change city mobility
 
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(27 Dec 2016) LEAD IN: An environmentally-friendly Swedish start-up is attempting to change the nature of city mobility. Bzzt! - as it's known – is a city centre taxi service, which uses app-hailed, three-wheeled electric pods to take people to their intended destinations. STORY-LINE: Student Frida Longnell needs to make a journey through Gothenburg's busy city centre. But rather than taking a bus, or flagging a traditional taxi, she's using a fledgling start-up to negotiate the traffic-filled streets of Sweden's second largest city. Using a dedicated smartphone app, she's hailing a Bzzt! pod taxi, a battery-powered, three-wheeled, yellow passenger vehicle, to get to her intended destination. The start-up was founded in November 2014 and first began trials of the pod taxis in 2015. "The idea is to solve the problem that we think hasn't really been solved when it comes to traffic in city centres, busy city centres," explains Per Nyrenius from Bzzt!. "We want to be able to provide a perfect service for short trips within the city, from A to B. As opposed to if you catch a bus, you don't really get to your final destination." While buses and traditional taxis frequently venture beyond central routes, Bzzt! only conducts short, city centre journeys. It has a defined "city zone" which covers the city centre and main transportation hubs in and out of the city. The idea is to reduce vehicle emissions in central areas, while providing a quick service from A to B. The average journey distance is just over two kilometres. "Twenty people on a bus is a great way to travel, probably for a longer distance where you're in not that much of a hurry and you don't need to get straight to your final destination, that's perfect," says Nyrenius. "But within the city centre, within cities, it's very important for lots of people to be able to travel quicker." This summer, the company's yellow pod taxis completed over 3,000 trips in Gothenburg. The small passenger cabins can fit two people. The battery-powered pods can run for around 75 kilometres on one charge. Then it takes about three hours to recharge them. "Well basically, these vehicles are dong the best job on short trips, that's also where we see the strength of what we offer," says Bzzt! CEO Sven Wolf. "So, we see this as a combination with other types of public transport and bicycling and walking and so on." It's yet to seriously rival Gothenburg's traditional taxi service, there are only nine pod taxis in operation. But Bzzt! believes there's great potential beyond Gothenburg's streets and plans to trial the service in Stockholm from April 2017. It will begin with 20 yellow taxi pods in the Swedish capital. "The potential is huge. We see congestion problems and problems with air quality in pretty much all cities across the globe," says Wolf. "So, we think this can be something we can roll out across the planet." According to a recent report by the World Health Organisation, over nine out of 10 people worldwide live in areas with excessive air pollution. That contributes to problems like strokes, heart disease and lung cancer. The U.N. health agency says 92 percent of people live in areas where air quality exceeds WHO limits - southeast Asia, eastern Mediterranean and western Pacific regions are the hardest hit. Outdoor air pollution is estimated to kill about three million people per year based on 2012 figures. Having reached her destination, Longnell says the yellow 'Tuk Tuks' are a fun, environmentally-friendly way to travel the city. "First of all, it's environmentally-friendly - which is very important for me - and then it's cheap and it's easy to get by in the city of Gothenburg, in a quick way," she says. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/f09a9cbf15d58753898177c87902b686 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Parkinson's disease - a journey through a brain
 
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(11 Apr 2017) LEADIN: A drug treatment for Parkinson's is still wishful thinking, but doctors are becoming more adept at understanding and treating symptoms of the disease. Now as researchers mark the 200th anniversary of the discovery of Parkinson's, they're focusing efforts on discovering how to stop the disease progressing before before patients experience its distressing symptoms. STORYLINE: To find out how a disease progresses and inflicts increasing damage on our bodies the pathologists need to examine what has happened after a patient has died. This brain is of an elderly man who suffered strokes as well as being diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. Despite huge strides in being able to diagnose and understand what kind of a disease Parkinson's is, doctors still struggle to treat all its symptoms, let alone find a cure The disease damages the brain creating tremors in some people, muscle stiffness, an inability to move, memory damage, anxiety and depression. Research charity Parkinson's UK has helped to fund research here at the Parkinson's Brain Bank at Imperial College London. Gentleman begins his investigation with what he calls a macroscopic inspection of the brain, to see by eye whether the disease has created any obvious changes. A softening of the surface could be due to stroke prior to death, sometimes even the cause of death, the transparency of the membrane covering the brain confirms no sign of infection like meningitis. Pathologists like Gentleman also look at the patterns of the folds of the brain for evidence of shrinkage. Gentleman looks at the blood vessels supplying the brain because that will give him an idea of the man's vascular health during his lifetime. There is a sign of atherosclerosis, where the vessels are yellowed and hardened by a build up plaque, but in this case it is not serious. Gentleman explains that he is sectioning the brain to find the different stages of the disease: "Parkinson's disease pathology, which often starts off as a motor problem, the longer you live the more likely you are to get more cognitive problems, more decision making etcetera, so we have six areas of the brain that we know there'll be a fairly stereotypical spread of pathology over time." The first major cut is to separate the brain stem from the cerebellum this should reveal whether the patient was correctly diagnosed with Parkinson's. Parkinson's is a degenerative progressive disorder which means it gets worse over time. It affects affects nerve cells deep in areas of the brain called the basal ganglia and the substantia nigra. Nerve cells in the substantia nigra in the mid brain produce the neurotransmitter called dopamine, this is responsible for relaying messages that plan and control body movement. As Parkinson's UK's deputy director of research Professor David Dextor explains: "These neurons neurons start to die in Parkinson's and it's unfortunate you only see the symptoms when you've lost about eighty per cent of them. So quite a lot of damage within the brain has happened by the time you're seeing symptoms, but the symptoms of Parkinson's are not all just about motor control. There are the non-motor features, there's a high instance of depression, a decline in cognitive function as well, so it is a very complex disease which affects quite a lot of different neuronal pathways." It's the bicentenary of the discovery of Parkinson's disease. Dextor and fellow researchers are keen to translate what they know about it into a treatment which is able to stop it. Progressive layers are deposited throughout our lives and the older you get the darker it should be. From the brain stem Gentleman detects the patients experienced a three year course of Parkinson's. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/28c9e51d739586c5ecc8e348ceaa2f57 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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21 years of life in a mountain wilderness
 
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(8 Feb 2017) FOR CLEAN VERSION SEE STORY NUMBER: 4078899 LEAD IN: Many dream of leaving the city for a more simple life in the country. But how about going to live in the wilderness 4000 feet up a mountain? A Bosnian couple are celebrating their 21st year doing just that. STORY-LINE: Their home most certainly has a view. Ramiz Palos and his wife Zemina fled the hardships of urban life in Bosnia as soon as the country had emerged from a 4-year-war two decades ago. They choose to live on Mount Vlasic in central Bosnia at 1,300 meters above sea level, separated by kilometres of dirt road from the nearest inhabited place. Palos says he is not a recluse and was not looking for an escape from traumatic memories. Instead, he says, he wanted to take control of his life. After 21 years of primal existence in the wilderness Palos feels in control and happy, insisting he would never return to "civilisation". "I had several reasons to move here. I came here to secure means for existence, but also to live an exciting life, to not have a boring life," he says. Life in the wilderness has many challenges, but Palos insists embracing it was easier and more productive than if he had waited for the government to create a job for him. "People here (in Bosnia) are too willing to surrender responsibility for their own life to somebody else, they are not thinking. People need to think to come up with ways to find work for themselves. I don't have to worry about the work of the government or anyone else," he says. While he sometimes has to fight off bears and wolves and to endure pouring rains, winter storms and strong winds, Palos has an abundance of food, fresh air and a warm home. "You need to know how to behave (in nature) because we get heavy rains, winter storms and strong winds. You need to know how to behave in such circumstances," he says. "Sometimes it gets so cold that I cannot leave home for two months, but I have enough food and everything else I need so it does not matter. Winter comes and goes." With an unemployment rate of close to 30 percent, finding a job in Bosnia can be hard and close to a fifth of the country's population lives in poverty. The country is failing to fully capitalise on the good climatic conditions and an abundance of fertile land that make it one of the most favourable spots for farming in southern Europe. But Aleksandra Nikolic from the Sarajevo Faculty of Agriculture and Food Science believes that a growing number of Bosnians are recognising the advantages of rural life. "Agriculture is a way of life; it is no longer identified with the image of an exhausted man farming a rough patch of land in the middle of nowhere with the help of emaciated farming animals," she says. "Agriculture is a sector of economy that helps people in local communities to weather the periods of financial, economic, political or any other crisis by securing a source of income that helps them get through hard times." Palos might be the best example of that. When he first moved into the mountains in 1996 he lived in an old van and then in a makeshift tent. But after just a few months, he had built a simple house for himself and was joined by his wife. They still live in the house with no running water and off the electricity grid. But they grow their own vegetables and corn, raise goats and farm fish in the wild mountain river. Palos used local wood and stone to build his barn, hatching tanks and the watermill where he grinds his corn. From time to time, Palos ventures into the nearest town to sell extra produce to urban dwellers and purchase essential supplies that he and his wife cannot produce for themselves. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/034293add0bf7a7575e0751515a76fdd Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Charles & Diana Wedding in 4K | Part 3 | after the ceremony | 1981
 
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Viewable for the first time in high quality 4K, this is reel 3 of the 25 minute British Movietone documentary called "The Royal Wedding". This stunning 4K version has been made from the original British Movietone 35 mm negative. Movietone were the only company to film events of this momentous day on film rather than video. A seamless version of the documentary is available via AP Archive in London. The file size is too large to upload to YouTube so we have loaded up each individual reel for you to enjoy in 4K quality, plus 12 clips of key moments from this special day. Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9LeL-kFARpk Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4AVxcfadVkU&t=2s The wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer. Prince Charles and Princess Diana. REEL 3 - Bride and Groom from St Pauls. MS Down steps. TS Into Landau x 2. MS Bridesmaids put train into landau. LS The Queen and families look on. CU Bride and groom. MS Families look on. TS Landau moves off. MS Group including Princess Michael of Kent. TS Bridal procession down Fleet Street. GV Crowds. GV Bridal procession through Trafalgar Square x 2. GV The Queen and Earl Spencer's landau zoom in. GV Duke and Mrs Shand Kydd's landau zoom in. GV The Queen Mother and Prince Andrews landau zoom in. GV Crowd. GV Bridal procession rounds Queen Victoria's Memorial (QVM) x 2. MS Bridal pair in Landau pull back as it enters Palace. BV Crowds waving flags. MS Bridal landau arrives at Grand Entrance and couple alight and enter Palace. MS The Queen's landau halts. MCU Postillion. MS Duke and Mrs Shand Kydd followed by Queen Mother and Prince Andrew enter Palace. TS Crowds rush to railings x 3. LS Crowds move up the Mall x 2. MS Couple out onto balcony and joined by Bridesmaids and Page boys. LS Couple on balcony. MS Couple as Charles kisses Diana's hand then Queen moves into framce. TS Crowd. MS Earl Spencer, The Queen , Bride & Groom. TS Crowd. Pull Back to show families on balcony and Charles kiss Diana. TS Crowd. GV Landau through Palace arch (Honeymoon departure). MS Pan couple in landau and balloons tied to back. LS Families and friends on forecout with Prince Andrew standing centre left. MS Couple in landau pull back as it enters the Mall. TS procession away down the Mall. This footage is available to licence for commercial use from the AP Archive - http://www.aparchive.com/ContactUs Find out more about AP Archive - http://www.aparchive.com/AboutUs Twitter: https://twitter.com/AP_Archive Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/APArchives Tumblr: https://aparchives.tumblr.com/
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Harrison Ford praises director Ridley Scott as famed British director gets handprints in cement outs
 
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(18 May 2017) HARRISON FORD PRAISES RIDLEY SCOTT AT HANDPRINT CEREMONY Harrison Ford praised his "Blade Runner" director Ridley Scott on Wednesday (17 May) in Los Angeles as the famed British director got his hand- and footprints in cement in a ceremony outside the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. Ford worked with Scott on the 1982 "Blade Runner" and appears in its sequel, coming out in October, which Scott executive produced. "He has an artist's eye, an artist's heart, but he is a practical man. He understands that for all the art that may be committed, you still have to put asses in seats. And he has done that and done that well," Ford said. The 79-year-old British director was joined by his wife Giannina Facio, producer-director Ron Howard and the cast of his newest movie, "Alien: Covenant." He said he lived near the famed theatre for a time when he was starting out in Hollywood. "I used to walk down here to a little café on the corner here, run by two little ladies that made great breakfast. But I walked past here every day and I always used to walk around in here and I never ever could have dreamed this -- what's happening right now. So this is beyond an honor. It's a dream," Scott said. "And never a dream, because a dream means I expected it, and I never expected this. It's a rare honor to be alongside such great talent. And I see that Harrison was here in 1992, so I'm really jealous. How did you get? I can see Harrison's eyes rolling, so I can feel a Bloody Mary coming on. Thank you TCL Chinese Theatre, my wife and my little dog who put up with me." You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/639d881beca8635885693886a4b696e8 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Puerto Ricans Arrive in New York After Hurricane
 
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(27 Sep 2017) From Florida to Massachusetts, Puerto Ricans on the U.S. mainland are scrambling to help relatives on the hurricane-battered island leave at the earliest opportunity. With power out across nearly the entire island, families were anxious to get out elderly and other vulnerable relatives, in particular, amid concerns about access to food and fresh water. Leaving, though, is a challenge. Just a few commercial flights are departing each day from the capital city of San Juan. Yadira Perez Marcano was one of the lucky few to snare a seat on the solitary Delta flight to New York City's Kennedy Airport on Tuesday. Passengers cheered when the plane landed at around 6:20 p.m., but Perez Marcano, whose apartment building in Bayamon, Puerto Rico, shook violently through the storm, said she had "mixed feelings" about leaving the destruction behind for the comfort of a sister's home outside New York City. "Oh my God. I left back my family, friends and co-workers. And I'm here. They don't have water. They don't have lights. They don't have so many things they need, and that makes me really sad," she said, starting to cry. Perez Marcano said she already is hoping to head back as soon as Sunday — with a load of batteries and other emergency supplies. As U.S. citizens, Puerto Ricans can come and go as they please between the island and the U.S. mainland. Over the last decade some 450,000 islanders have moved to the mainland in search of better jobs. The scale of the devastation from Hurricane Maria, which tore across the island as a Category 4 storm last week, has left many more wondering whether it may be their time to leave. But the extent of any new, hurricane-driven influx will not be known for several weeks once commercial flights resume regular schedules. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/30d9cf2cedc3220959482f70b5bd78ca Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Orlando Bloom and Jerry Bruckheimer defend Johnny Depp at “Pirates” Hollywood premiere, young stars
 
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(19 May 2017) BLOOM DEFENDS DEPP AT 'PIRATES' HOLLYWOOD PREMIERE Orlando Bloom defended Johnny Depp as "one of the most private and stand-up people I've ever met" as the fifth "Pirates of the Caribbean" movie held its Hollywood premiere on Thursday (18 May) at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Depp has faced recent scrutiny for his messy divorce from actress Amber Heard and a lawsuit filed by his former business managers that claims he fell into financial trouble due to a lavish lifestyle that cost more than $2 million a month. "You know, listen – the man that I know and love is the man who is here tonight and is on form and does everything the right way," said Bloom, who starred in the first three "Pirates" movies with Depp. "People go through all kinds of weird stuff in the world. And it's just a shame that it has to be dragged out into the public. Because God knows he has been one of the most private and stand-up people I've ever met." "Pirates" franchise producer Jerry Bruckheimer blamed the news media for Depp's troubles. "Oh, he's the best. And unfortunately the media kind of picks on certain people. And it was his turn in the barrel," Bruckheimer said. "But he's a fabulous guy and a great artist. And he's here and he's excited to be here for the premiere." The Captain Jack Sparrow actor signed autographs and posed for selfies with fans dressed like pirates on Hollywood Boulevard. "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales" also stars Javier Bardem, Geoffrey Rush, Brenton Thwaites and Kaya Scodelario. Bloom's returning role as Will Turner in the new movie is small - and he acknowledged his fee for joining in hinged on showing up to the movie's premieres. "They kind of told me I had to. It was part of the deal. It was like 'Bro, we're going to pay you this. And you're going to do two days, but you're coming to every premiere that we do. OK?' I was like, 'OK!' So – but it was great, because to be honest, we shot this 2 and a half years ago. That was a time where I was having really precious moments with my son, didn't want to really leave him," Bloom said. "So when I was like, OK, I did shoot two scenes over three continents, and I was all over the place. But it's great, man. I mean, these movies – I had a nice emotional hook for my son, to send him off of the journey, and at the end I get to kiss Keira Knightley. It couldn't be worse, right? How bad could it get?" Spanish actor Javier Bardem plays a character new to the franchise, the undead Captain Armando Salazar. He remembers play-acting as a pirate as a child - along with being Darth Vader's spaceship. And now that he's in the Disney family, maybe there's another franchise in his sights. "Yeah, yeah – of course. I am a kid. I'm a boy. So I remember playing – I remember playing pirate, warriors, and also I remember playing spaceship – Darth Vader's spaceship. Not Darth Vader, but the spaceship. Which is very weird for a kid," Bardem said. "Yeah – the whole noise, and the whole thing. So I guess I'm trying to get into the 'Star Wars' franchise now. ... Yeah, I could do that. I know some people now." Brenton Thwaites plays the son of Orlando Bloom's character. He says he's not sure if "Pirates" could continue as a franchise without Depp at its center. "I mean, I think all of the fans including myself really want to see what Captain Jack Sparrow is up to you in the next movie. In this one, I think he is deeper, darker, funnier," Thwaites said. Both he and co-star Kaya Scodelario became parents in the time since filming ended and the movie premiered. "It's wonderful. It's amazing. We've spawned the next generation of little pirates. I hope in 13 years' time, they'll be taking the reins from us," Scodelario said. Colombia 24 May 2017 You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/2771eeb36791205c018ef2beecb14a54 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Czech President meets UK Queen
 
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(16 Jun 2017) Czech President Milos Zeman met with Queen Elizabeth II on a trip to London on Friday. He was accompanied by his wife Ivana Zemanova and daughter Katerina Zemanova during a private audience at Buckingham Palace. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/a48afe3639d1d91920ff35f21d8ce4ad Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Libya sends more than 150 migrants back to Mali
 
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(29 Dec 2016) Dozens of Malian migrants queued outside the departure hall of Tripoli's Maetiga airport on Thursday ahead of their deportation from Libya. The Libyan Department of Anti-Illegal Immigration, with the help of the International Organisation for Migration (IOM), is sending home 157 Malian migrants due to overcrowding at Libya's detention centres. There are more plans to deport more migrants in the near future, especially now that African embassies in Tripoli are starting to cooperate with the immigration department. Libyan detention centres currently house migrants from across the continent - most notably Mali, Nigeria, Niger, Gambia and Somalia. The migrant crisis began to escalate dangerously in 2015 when high numbers of unauthorised foreign nationals attempted to travel to the European Union. According to the United Nations, the most dangerous migration route is from Libya to Italy, where the UN estimates one in every 47 refugees dies. The UN recently reported that migrants in Libya are subject to serious human rights violations and abuses. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/5ff82227fde4bf57750c4d8a99dac3d2 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Romanians, European royals pay respects at King Michael's funeral
 
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(16 Dec 2017) ROMANIANS, EUROPEAN ROYALS PAY RESPECTS AT KING MICHAEL'S FUNERAL Tens of thousands of Romanians joined European royals on Saturday to pay their respects to late King Michael as a state funeral got underway. Michael, who ruled Romania twice before being forced to abdicate by the communists in 1947, died at age 96 in Switzerland this month. Britain's Prince Charles, Sweden's King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia, and Spain's former King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia, were among those at a pre-funeral service at the Royal Palace where Michael's body had been laying in state for the past two days. Among non-European royals attending the funeral was Princess Muna al-Hussein, mother of King Abdullah II of Jordan. In the hours before the coffin was taken out of the palace, Romanians gathered silently, many in tears, in Revolution Square where Michael's coffin was laid on a dais outside the palace. Church bells tolled around the city intermittently to mark the solemnity of the moment and a choir of priests sang as his coffin was taken out. The crowd cheered and shouted "King Michael!" as the coffin, led by Orthodox priests and a guard of honour, was transported by an army jeep towards the cathedral where there the funeral will take place. His body will then be taken by royal train to the central Romanian city of Curtea de Arges where he will be buried next to his wife Anne de Bourbon-Parme who died last year. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/53a1743930114b77df2b1d9efa4696a8 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Royals Kate and William join Queen Elizabeth at reception to launch of UK-India year of culture
 
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(28 Feb 2017) UK ROYALS LAUNCH THE UK-INDIA YEAR OF CULTURE 2017 AT BUCKINGHAM PALACE Queen Elizabeth II and other members of the British royal family hosted a London reception on Monday (27 FEB.) to mark the launch of the UK-India Year of Culture 2017. The Queen was accompanied by the Duke of Edinburgh, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Princess Eugenie. Guests from the world of sports, the arts, fashion and show-business were invited to the event at Buckingham Palace, held to mark the close ties between the two countries. A peacock design was projected on to the facade of the palace. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/3b5badccd25f83e8a8f3033bce29c6f0 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Five simple exercises help to prevent rugby injuries
 
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(17 May 2017) LEADIN: British researchers say they've developed a specially designed exercise regime which shows rugby injuries can be reduced by up to 70 per cent. The UK's Rugby Football Union (RFU) is now urging schools to roll out the programme nationwide in an effort to tackle injury prevention and avoid concussions. STORYLINE: Rugby is known as a full-blooded contact sport, but here at the University of Bath the aim has been to make the game considerably safer. These community rugby coaches are passing the ball down the line in a traditional training exercise... but they're here to learn a new way to warm up before a big game. The University of Bath, alongside the RFU, has devised a new exercise programme capable of reducing overall injuries by 72 per cent, according to its study published the School Injury Prevention Study in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. Involving 40 schools and nearly 2,500 rugby players between the ages of 14 to 18, the study discovered that when the teenagers completed the exercise programme three times a week overall injuries declined dramatically and concussion injuries were reduced by 59 per cent. Professor Keith Stokes, Professor of Applied Physiology, University of Bath says: "All sports have some risk of injury so what we were trying to do is find a way to reduce the risk of injury, specifically in schoolboy rugby players and what we found was doing a series of exercises that involved balance, strength and landing and changing direction in a controlled way, reduced injury risk both in terms of muscle type injuries, but also importantly concussion and head injuries, by a substantial amount." The exercises themselves are not radical - mostly involving balance, gentle strength control exercises and changes of direction. The routine takes about 20 minutes to complete and in total there are 80 different exercises which are divided across a number of sessions. The programme includes a running warm-up with change of direction activities for two minutes; lower-limb balance training for four minutes; targeted resistance exercises for eight minutes; plus jumping and landing exercises for six minutes. Physiologically the professor can't say what precisely is changing in the body as a result of the exercise programme and will conduct more research in the future to discover this. "So we don't know exactly what is changing inside the body, this study was designed so we could understand whether the exercises worked and future work will be trying to understand what changes. We know that it will have something to do with the activation of specific muscles and making sure the right muscles are working at the right time but we need to do more work to demonstrate that," says Professor Stokes. The RFU is so convinced of the new methods that it is rolling out the programme across its community game in England. Dr Mike England is the Medical Director of the RFU and is here to oversee the first wave of training for the RFU's regional community coaches. "So we're here at the University of Bath to develop this programme so we can implement it across the game for next season. And what we're doing here, we're training up a number of our RFU employed staff and they will become regional super tutors. They will then train up coaches and some of our coach development staff, so they will deliver it in clubs and schools across the country, because the idea is we want to get this out to the game as widely as possible but to ensure that it's delivered in a quality way because obviously what we want to see is across the game the effects of this study replicated and injury reductions across the game," he says. Much more common are the sprains, strains and concussions which this regime directly tackles. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/2ca24556d63c8d53cf420897ae4ffd53 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Activist and former IS hostage, Nadia Murad, visits Yazidi camp
 
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(4 Jun 2017) LEADIN: A Yazidi UN Goodwill Ambassador and former IS hostage has visited an IDP camp in Iraq. Many of Nadia Murad's relatives are still missing and she says it is "very difficult" to save those captured by the militants. STORYLINE: Nadia Murad stops to talk to some women at Qadia camp in Iraq. At one time, it must have seemed like she might never have a simple conversation like this again. Along with thousands of other Yazidi women and girls, Murad was taken hostage by Islamic State militants in August 2014 when the extremist group took control of their areas. After being held as a sex slave and subjected to horrific abuse, Murad managed to escape in November 2014. Five of her eight brothers are missing, presumed dead. One of her sisters is still missing too. And recent victories by Iraqi forces against IS in Mosul have not brought the good news she had hoped for. "I had believed that with the liberation of Mosul the majority of the Yazidi captives, over 3,000 women and children, would be found because all the phone calls, all the information had indicated that that is where they were," she says. "Even my own family, my niece called us from there just 10 months ago. But now we don't know anything about her. And now all those who have been freed in Mosul, they're no more than 75 people." She hopes survivors will be found as IS is pushed out of its last strongholds. But she says it is "very difficult" to save them as ransoms are so high. After escaping IS, Murad resettled in Germany and in 2016 she was named UN Goodwill Ambassador for the Dignity of Survivors of Human Trafficking. Her return to Iraq is an opportunity to visit fellow Yazidis at this camp - Murad is now an activist for Yazidi rights. She spends some time with her brother and sister who live here. Thousands of Yazidi men were systematically killed in what several international groups have branded as genocide. Murad's home village of Kocho is where the worst of the massacres took place. It has recently been retaken by pro-government militias so Murad has had the chance to go back to the family home and search for mementos of her loved ones - including her mother who was killed by IS. "I couldn't find anything that belonged to my brothers but I found a jacket that used to be Katherine's (niece), and this shirt belonged to Nasrine, another niece whose fate we know nothing about. And from all my life and memories in the house that I lived in I couldn't find anything except this comb," she says. Thousands of Yazidis continue to live in camps across northern Iraq because many of their areas are still under IS control, close to active frontlines or lack basic services. Yazidis are a mostly Kurdish-speaking religious minority group living in northern Iraq whom IS has vowed to exterminate because they consider them infidels. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/7d6b012650d03cd11ad4f940205f52ad Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Prince's first wife says new memoir is no tell-all
 
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(10 Apr 2017) NO 'TELL-ALL,' BUT PRINCE'S EX DETAILS THEIR LIFE IN NEW MEMOIR Love, grief, loss and legacy are just a few of the reasons Mayte Garcia is stepping back into the purple light with a new memoir covering her 11 years with the late music icon Prince. Garcia was just 16, a fan and already a professional belly dancer, when her mother slipped one of Prince's entourage a videotape of her daughter dancing. They were at one of his concerts and Prince watched right away, summoning her backstage. Letters and phone calls followed as a friendship blossomed, regardless of their 15-year age difference. At nearly 18, she became part of his working life; by 19, she was his lover. They married when she was 22. She was pregnant two months later, but they lost their baby boy to a rare genetic disorder six days after birth. Their grief over the passing of their precious Amiir, which means Prince in Arabic, would contribute to their divorce in 2000, Garcia said while promoting the recently released book "The Most Beautiful Girl: My Life with Prince." Garcia — the subject of Prince's hit "The Most Beautiful Girl in the World" — hadn't seen him for many years when he died April 21, 2016. The 43-year-old regrets that she didn't get in touch earlier that year when she learned through old friends that he wasn't doing well. Garcia says she never saw Prince take drugs. A medical examiner has ruled his death was due to an accidental opioid overdose. What she does know is this: He was once rushed to the hospital to have his stomach pumped after passing out, saying that he mixed wine and aspirin for a migraine. "He told me he had a migraine. He had a migraine and he drank too much. I just didn't think anything of it. I was like, 'Oh, OK.' There was a time he asked her to flush some pills down a toilet after falling ill before a concert. "I know that the loss of our son was really hard on him and I think that that's what I thought. I remember thinking, 'Wow, he's really affected by it. I really need to be there for him.' I just went into that, trying to be there for him instead of, what is this and why are you doing that and where did you get it from? Now that I'm older, I probably would have done that, but it just was a very sensitive time." Garcia says she actually started writing her book years ago. "It was never like a tell-all or to talk bad about my relationship and my past. Actually it was done for love, and then when he passed, then I really felt the urgency to do it because I know a lot of people are going to come out with books and stories, but none like mine." Prince was intensely private; he shied away from the spotlight, did few interviews and cultivated a mysterious image. But Garcia said he didn't try and stop her from writing a memoir. "He was aware that I was writing a book. He never said anything," she said. She learned the news of Prince's shocking end from an unlikely source: Manuela Testolini, Prince's second wife who he also divorced. Testolini was involved in his charitable foundation and a Jehovah's Witnesses study group he attended while he and Garcia were still married. Years later, Testolini and Garcia struck up a friendship, of sorts, that endures. Garcia was driving in Los Angeles, where she lives with her 5-year-old daughter, when Testolini texted for her to call, and told her of Prince's death. "I don't know how many no's I said, I don't remember. I can't count," she said. The question of whether Prince had a will has slowed settlement of his estate for a year. None has been found. All Garcia knows is at one point he had one. "Absolutely. I mean I don't know if it exists anymore because people were very respectful of him. He could have said, 'Destroy that,'" she noted. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/b70ac9e681e341e3ea7b54fe823e8216 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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CTE: How Repeated Head Blows Affect the Brain
 
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(7 Sep 2017) What is CTE? CTE stands for Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy. Dr. Ann McKee at the Boston University School of Medicine goes over some of the possible causes. SOUNDBITE (English) Dr. Ann McKee/Boston University School of Medicine "CTE has been associated with repetitive head impacts, that is repetitive concussion and sub concussive injury in contact sport athletes, but also in military veterans." The repetitive head impact linked with CTE impacts the brain. SOUNDBITE (English) Dr. Ann McKee/Boston University School of Medicine "So with repeated impact to the head, the brain inside the skull ricochets back and forth. It goes forward, accelerates and decelerates but it also goes rotationally and that causes the brain inside the skull to actually elongate and stretch and that stretching puts a lot of that physical force in that individual nerve cell, especially the neurons and the axons. And that can lead up to the buildup of Tau." Tau is a definitive sign of CTE. SOUNDBITE (English) Dr. Ann McKee/Boston University School of Medicine "Tau is a normal protein in the brain. Normally its inside the nerve cell and it contributes to what we call the cytoskeleton or the skeleton of the cells. It helps hold up the cell shape.Under abnormal circumstances, like after trauma, like when the nerve cells when the cells are damaged, the TAU actually comes off those, comes off the skeleton. It comes off the microtubules and it starts clumping up and eventually it will kill the cell if enough builds up over time. " Dr. Ann McKee dissects the brain to look for indications of CTE. SOUNDBITE (English) Dr. Ann McKee/Boston University School of Medicine "An individual in his forties, this is a former NFL player who is a person of large statue. You can see the ventricles, the areas of the brain that contain spinal fluid, they are enlarged. This thinning tends to be damaged more than the ventral aspect. That's something we've only really seen in CTE. We can see spaces near the hippocampus, which is part of the brain that is important for learning and for memory. And we can see there has been shrinkage there as well.To see this in such a young individual is quite startling. " There are various types of behavior associated with CTE. SOUNDBITE (English) Dr. Ann McKee/Neuropathologist/Boston University School of Medicine "We see a lot of CTE lesions on the top and the lateral side or the frontal lobe, which is about two-thirds of the forward part of the brain. That's what leads to the symptoms and signs of CTE. There is loss of cognition, loss of memory, some behavioral and personality change and often mood changes like depression." There are ways to preventing CTE SOUNDBITE (English) Dr. Ann McKee/Neuropathologist/Boston University School of Medicine "Well the real key to preventing CTE is preventing exposure to head impact. So anything an individual athlete can do to minimize the amount of head contact, the number of falls or blows. " Researchers will continue to study CTE in order to figure out how to detect it in the future. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/416f904833590d868283b69f4846c9a2 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Brazil deploys army to Rio favela in effort to quell violence
 
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(23 Sep 2017) Soldiers kept patrolling the Rocinha slum in Rio de Janeiro on Saturday where new shootouts erupted early in the morning. The government deployed the Brazilian army in Rio's largest slum on Friday afternoon after the violence forced authorities to shut roads, close schools and health units and isolate the area for a few hours. The defence ministry said as many as 950 troops were deployed around the perimeter of Rocinha, where some of the most intense battles took place. The troops would provide backup so that military police, including elite squads of commandos, could go after traffickers in the hills that make up the sprawling community in the city's south, defense ministry spokesman Raul Jungmann said. The operation comes just as the city is hosting the Rock in Rio festival, featuring concerts by groups such as Bon Jovi, Guns N' Roses and the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Military police, tasked with patrolling and going after suspects, had been doing operations in Rocinha since Monday. The intensity of the firefights - gunshots are often heard in Rio - increased on Friday and erupted in other neighbourhoods, including Alemao, Dona Marta, Vila Kennedy and Chapeu Mangueira. Several gangs are fighting for predominance in Rocinha and violence also is fed by armed militias of former police and military personnel that sometimes take security into their own hands. About 8,500 troops were deployed in August to try to curb rising violence a year after Rio hosted the Summer Olympics. However, the troops have mostly been patrolling, not engaging with traffickers. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/43b63e88096b60743c73c12053389fad Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Anti-Muslim sentiment on the rise in China
 
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(10 Apr 2017) Anti-Muslim sentiment in China has sharply grown in recent years, most visibly on social media where spontaneous campaigns take aim at China's 21 million Muslims, half of whom are Hui. The descendants of Silk Road traders who settled in China centuries ago, the Hui have traditionally been held up by the ruling Communist Party as relatively assimilated and trouble-free; model minorities of a multi-ethnic Chinese nation. They have been ruled with a light touch compared to the Muslim Uighur minority of western Xinjiang, but scholars say that anti-Muslim sentiment is building in an environment in which government leaders are increasingly intoning grave warnings about Islamic extremism bubbling within all of China, not just in Xinjiang or among Uighurs. Hui Muslims in Hefei, the capital and largest city of Anhui Province in eastern China, recently experienced this anti-Islam sentiment. Last November a government plan to move the modest Nangang mosque there to a new apartment complex faced opposition from local homeowners. The story soon caught the attention of Cui Zijian, a propaganda official in Xinjiang who writes about the threat of religious extremism on his Weibo account with nearly 30,000 followers. On Dec. 16, Cui suggested homeowners lobby local officials to block the construction, adding: "If that doesn't work, then how about pig head, pig blood." His posts were recirculated widely and other Weibo commentators nationwide joined in to condemn or hurl abuse at the Hui. At the height of the protest, Tao Yingsheng, the Nangang mosque's imam, received a text message asking if he wanted two coffins, one for him and one for his wife. Tao told AP it was online incitement that made the whole issue "more complicated, more antagonised." The Nangang dispute was not reported by local media and is just one recent example of a more suspicious attitude towards Chinese Muslims. William Nee is a China researcher for Amnesty International. He believes the rise in Islamophobia in China is not just due to a general rise in anti-Muslim sentiment across the world, but also because of domestic factors. He told AP that some Chinese people believe the government has been too accommodating in its treatment of the Uighurs. While anti militant rhetoric by the government may also have fuelled the issue. Indeed when AP spoke to locals on the streets of the capital Beijing and asked them for their views on Islam, some responses did show a suspicion towards the religion. Tao, the imam at Nangang mosque doesn't blame people for this viewpoint however. He told AP that "people misunderstand Islam" partly because they have not seen how people from different religions can live alongside each other in peace, and that the media is also partly to blame, particularly the internet. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/d8c726e762a1c72b451e0deddce9b47a Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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US troops assist Iraqis in final push for Mosul
 
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(1 Jul 2017) US military advise-and-assist teams are working with Iraqi security forces in Mosul as the eight-and-a-half-month long operation is drawing to its close. Islamic State militants are now confined to their last pockets of resistance in the Old City and the Shifa hospital complex. US Army advisers, embedded with Iraqi units throughout the city, are providing advice and sharing intelligence information with their counterparts in the army, the counter-terrorism service and the federal police who are fighting in the city. They are also providing direct assistance in the form of air support and artillery strikes, which have been crucial in helping the Iraqis advance in the face of determined militant resistance. As the battlefield has shrunk to as little as a square kilometre (mile), the Americans are trying to improve coordination among the disparate Iraqi armed services. The three services, which all have separate chains of command and have sometimes shown more competition than coordination during the Mosul campaign, are now fighting so close to one another that friendly-fire incidents have become a serious concern. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/9642c5af78a6573762f5bb963d679e6c Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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It's alive! Lifelike human sculptures invade art museum
 
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(3 Feb 2017) LEADIN: Hyperrealistic humanoid sculptures are invading Copenhagen's Arken Museum of Modern Art. They're part of a new exhibit that explores a contemporary trend for lifelike sculptures and our fascination with recreating our own image. STORY-LINE: Australian sculptor Ron Mueck has transported this five-metre-long sculpture to Copenhagen's Arken Museum of Modern Art. Named 'A Girl', it's a faithful recreation of a newborn baby just minutes after birth. Mueck started by sketching his creation, then formed a small precise model with clay before up scaling it to this giant size. The umbilical cord, blood and even amniotic fluid have been meticulously applied using acrylic paint. The hairs were applied one by one. The sculpture is now taking pride of place in a new exhibit which explores a contemporary trend for hyperrealistic humanoid sculptures. It's called 'GOSH! Is it Alive?' and includes works by 31 international artists. "The reason why we are interested in creating a human copy is that it's just something that expands our idea of existence," says exhibit curator Naja Rasmussen. "It's a dream and perhaps to many a nightmare. It's something that can go terribly wrong and actually we're also in a sense coded by popular culture and science fiction to believe that robots or the human copy will eventually come and get us and take their revenge." Realism is almost as old as art itself. Ancient Greek painter Zeuxis is said to have painted grapes so lifelike that birds tried to eat them. From around the 18th century onwards, waxwork figures became popular visitor attractions. But hyperrealism has its roots in the 1960s, as artists attempted to add artistic expression, social commentary or perhaps even humour to everyday life. Nowadays artists are mobilising advanced, high-tech techniques, including digital scanning and 3D-printing, to achieve their lifelike creations. The result is both a stimulating and frightening experience. Getting close to what appears to be another human being. "What's characteristic for this genre is that we tend to believe that these sculptures are actually real and they're real humans," says Rasmussen. "And we expect them to open their eyes, or start moving, or start talking to us at any minute. "They're not going to do that, but what we would like to do is to have our guests feel that uncanny presence of their bodies in a space where you can find yourself thinking about the difference between you and them. "What is the definition of a living person? What defines man? And what defines the artificial and the real?" Visitors might compare these hair-raising creations to waxworks in Madame Tussauds, but Rasmussen says they're actually much more. Many of the works deal with topics like life, death, fantasy and reality. 'Beverly Edmier, 1967' by American sculptor Keith Edmier is a cast of the artist's mother with his unborn fetus in her womb. "The major difference between the pieces here in the exhibition and an exhibition at Madame Tussauds is actually not something that you can see with your eye," she says. "Because it's to some extent the same technique that the artists use. However, what's relevant here is that there's always a concept and a message in terms of how we define life and what kind of existence we want to live in." This exaggerated realism that typifies hyper-realistic sculpture also relates to mankind's constant pursuit of self-creation, from humanoid robots to clones. It's a frequent topic in popular culture, from 'Frankenstein' to movies like 'Terminator' and 'Blade Runner'. 'GOSH! Is it Alive' is a reference to 'Frankenstein', but also an effect in classical Baroque art. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/e3f7a3cf6f73cb6d05cf5733e902e67b Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Prisoners make gourmet pizzas for fellow inmates
 
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(30 May 2017) LEADIN Prisoners at a Chicago jail are serving gourmet Italian pizzas for their fellow inmates. It's part of a training programme to provide them with skills to get jobs after they are released. STORYLINE From the barbed wire and security gates on the outside of Cook Country Jail in Chicago - you might not expect to find gourmet food on the inside. But step inside and you'll find inmates from the medium security division hard at work creating fancy Italian pizzas. Using a 16,000 US Dollar oven and with guidance from top chefs, the prisoners then sell the food to their fellow inmates for no more than 7 US Dollars. For Jonathan Scott, who's awaiting trial on an armed robbery charge, it's about creating a sense of what life was like before he and the others ended up in jail: "It's about bringing back memories and feeling... bringing back memories of when you was free and you was having a good time," he says. As well as bringing back memories the project has been designed to give the inmates skills that will help them find jobs when they are released. "The chef makes us feel like we've got have a plan when we get up out of here to stay out of trouble and not come back to this environment," explains inmate Shaquille Slater. It's not the first time pizzas have been prepared and served behind bars. A small number of US jails allow inmates to order food from nearby restaurants. And in Massachusetts one jail enables inmates make pizzas that the guards can take home. But Cook County Jail is the first to bring in an Italian chef to help the inmates perfect their skills and create gourmet pizzas. Thanks to Chef Bruno Abate the prisoners bake around 200 pizzas a week and deliver them piping hot to fellow inmates. Abate runs a programme called "Recipe for Change" and the prison pizza delivery service is an off shoot of this. He believes that giving prisoners a break from the bland food they're used to can have a positive effect on their behaviour. "The quality of pizza here is the same quality (as) the best pizzeria in America. Italian pizzeria," explains Abate, adding "through food, I try to teach, you know, how to change in life." The money raised from the pizza delivery scheme goes back into the programme. Inmates can already use their own money to buy things like chips, so this was extended to include the pizzas. Organisers now hope they can get a food truck to sell the pizzas outside the jail and a nearby courthouse. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/146bc7a5591af78eabe9331dd37401ac Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Prince Philip's first interview since retiring
 
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(11 May 2017) Britain's Prince Philip says he became involved in carriage driving only after he decided to quit polo at the age of 50. Philip was speaking after riding at the Royal Windsor Horse Show, in his first interview after announcing his retirement from royal engagements. The 95-year-old represented Britain at several international championships. The Duke of Edinburgh, who is married to Queen Elizabeth II, said he "always did rather well at dressage" but "never managed the obstacles very well". When asked if he had any special memories from the times he participated in competitions, he joked "turning over here, in the water". You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/e573b460a332e61322a76a7721c95b9b Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Charles & Diana Wedding in 4K | Part 2 | ceremony in St Paul's Cathedral | 1981
 
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Viewable for the first time in high quality 4K, this is reel 2 of the 25 minute British Movietone documentary called "The Royal Wedding". This stunning 4K version has been made from the original British Movietone 35 mm negative. Movietone were the only company to film events of this momentous day on film rather than video. A seamless version of the documentary is available via AP Archive in London. The file size is too large to upload to YouTube so we have loaded up each individual reel for you to enjoy in 4K quality, plus 12 clips of key moments from this special day. Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9LeL-kFARpk&t=4s Part 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJQjF7iGldI&t=40s REEL 2 - CU The Duke and Duchess of Kent. WA Bridgegroom in front of Archbishop of Canterbury. THIS BEGINS SEQUENCE OF THE MARRIAGE CEREMONY WITH SYNC SOUND. Back view guests. MS Bride and Groom follow Archbishop to High alter. SV Bridesmaids Clementine Hambro and India Hicks seated. MS Archbishop gives his blessing (SYNC). MS Trumpeters sound fanfare x 2. WA Bride and groom down aisle. SV They bow and curtsey to the Queen and continue. WA Bride and Groom down aisle towards camera. Slow zoom in. This footage is available to licence for commercial use from the AP Archive - http://www.aparchive.com/ContactUs Find out more about AP Archive - http://www.aparchive.com/AboutUs Twitter: https://twitter.com/AP_Archive Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/APArchives Tumblr: https://aparchives.tumblr.com/
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Roll over quinoa, Teff is the new superfood
 
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(2 Jan 2017) LEAD IN: An ancient grain traditionally grown in Ethopia is fast overtaking quinoa as the new substitute for gluten free and protein rich products. Teff exports were once banned by the Ethopian government which feared a sharp rise in grain prices at home because of the popularity and demand for the grain overseas. STORY-LINE: In a Los Angeles restaurant, the cook makes bread in the traditional way. This is injera a spongy flatbread which is a national dish in Ethopia. It's made with teff, which has become popular alternative to wheat and now looks set to overtake quinoa in the demand for non-gluten grains. Health conscious Californians are creating such high demand that it is now being stacked on the shelves of health food stores. It's also used in pancake mixes, porridge, cereal, to thicken soups and stews and in pasta and protein bars. The decade long export ban was put in place when the Ethopian government saw the Andean experience with quinoa in Latin America. Foreign demand pushed up prices creating concern for food security among local people. Improved machinery and better farming practices encouraged the government to feel confident about lifting the ban. According to Elissa Goodman who describes herself as a holistic nutritionist, teff is naturally high in protein, fibre, minerals, has more vitamin C and calcium than any almost other grain, as well being an alternative to non genetically modified grain. Goodman says: "I think all of us are a little tired of quinoa. We have had quinoa in everything so I think we are ready for a change. Teff is a gluten-free grain. It's been around for a very very long time and I have to tell you there are a lot of benefits compared to its counterparts of gluten-free grains that excel. Like the protein in teff is amazing. It's almost ten grams of proteins in a cup. It has more calcium, it has more iron. It is full of minerals so its almost the leader of the pack of these gluten-free grains and more so than quinoa." Sales of traditional grains have risen in the United States, with teff sales up 58 percent in 2014, according to a report by Packaged Facts, a market research firm. Lassen's Natural Foods & Vitamins in Los Angeles sells teff in three forms - grain, flour and injera - and business is booming. Endurance athletes and distance runners eat it before a race. People like teff because it has a slow release of energy that helps runners maintain energy levels. Andrew Aberth is the regional operations manager of Lassens Natural Foods & Vitamins. "Well, the popularity has been increasing recently mainly because it's a gluten-free grain and that's very popular at the moment. You're finding it more in its whole grain form, in its flour form, in tortillas and things like that so people are cooking with a lot more. It's been more utilized in baking and things like that," says Aberth. Messob Ethiopian Restaurant is located in the heart of Los Angeles in a small area which has become known as Little Ethiopia. Teff injera is served as a base and an accompaniment to dip into dishes. US based Ethopians, like restaurateur Berhamu Asfaw, hope it will encourage business for both the exporters and the Europeans and North American who are discovering the nutritional benefits of teff. Asfaw's restaurant has been in Los Angeles for over thirty years. He says other regions are growing teff, but the distinctive flavour is never as good as the taste of grain from his homeland. Television writer Tony Krantz is so impressed with the nutritional composition and flavour that he's incorporated the grain for his homemade quesadillas. Another food trend that's winning the appreciation of many diners. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/7ad6fb5dc25bfdc8047487127f7af43e Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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A selection of comments from stars about what it meant for Ellen DeGeneres to come out on network TV
 
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(27 Apr 2017) 'YEP, I'M GAY': HAPPY 20TH OUT ANNIVERSARY, ELLEN DEGENERES With a headline of "Yep, I'm Gay" on the cover of Time magazine and the same declaration on her sitcom, Ellen DeGeneres made history 20 years ago as the first prime-time lead on network TV to come out, capturing the hearts of supporters gay and straight amid a swirl of hate mail, death threats and, ultimately, dark times on and off the screen. The code-named "The Puppy Episode" of "Ellen" that aired April 30, 1997, was more than just a hit. It was one of those huge cultural "where were you" moments for anybody remotely interested in TV, or the advancement of LGBTQ people working in TV, or who were itching to come out of their closets at home at a still-perilous time. The hype was real, fed by DeGeneres' personal desire to end her secret-keeping at age 38 and to bring her TV character along for the ride. The off-screen act came first in Time by slightly more than two weeks, but "Puppy" was months in the making under lock and key, something that failed to matter when the script leaked and the world then waited. The episode was watched by an estimated 44 million viewers. It won an Emmy for writing, a Peabody as a landmark in broadcasting and numerous other accolades. The attention coincided with a new and very public relationship for DeGeneres with her girlfriend at the time, Anne Heche, herself new to the out life. The following season, DeGeneres' fifth, was the last. It was a failure in terms of ratings. The network took to slapping "adult content" warnings on the show, something DeGeneres knew nothing about ahead of time. The season was bashed by some as unfunny and "too gay," as was the out-and-proud DeGeneres herself as she lived life big with Heche offscreen. Sponsors fled and the show was canceled. DeGeneres herself made a spectacular comeback, eventually, now the host of her own daytime talk show and America's sweetheart at age 59. (President Barack Obama awarded her the nation's highest civilian honor, the Medal of Freedom, last year.) Numerous gay leads followed on TV, yet advocates hope for still more diversity and accuracy in story and character development DeGeneres went into a "hole," a deep depression, where she stayed without work for more than three years. "When Ellen came out every single gay person in the world was just holding their breath wondering what was going to happen to her," said actress Portia di Rossi who is now married to DeGeneres. "I don't think anyone was doing it more than actors at that time because she was the litmus test. If she did it and kept her career together then maybe, maybe there's a chance that someone like I could do it. But, when everything came crashing to a halt three months or so after she came out it was just a very clear, very strong message sent by the TV industry that it wasn't going to tolerate gay people. It was incredibly difficult when she disappeared for three years. It was a horrible time because she was the one that was brave. She was taking the brunt of it. And so when I heard that she had a talk show I remember tuning in the first episode, the day that it premiered and I remember watching the monologue and I thought, 'she's done it'...yeah, yeah...she came back." "I am so lucky and so privileged that I never actually had to have that moment of, 'I'm gonna come out. I'm gonna say something' because I always was able to just be and why? Because of people like Ellen," said actress Samira Wiley. "I think any time you live with courage on your front foot it's important and valuable to do," added actress Sarah Paulson. Laura Linney said she remembers the episode well and that it's reminder of both how far and how little we've come since. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/36ab6daca254f5795b234a5b616b6130 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Passover faithful re-enact sacrifice of lamb
 
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(6 Apr 2017) RESTRICTION SUMMARY: AP CLIENTS ONLY ASSOCIATED PRESS - AP CLIENTS ONLY Jerusalem – 6 April 2017 1. Wide of ceremony with mock altar in background 2. Wide of tapestry symbolising the destroyed Jewish Temple on Temple Mount 3. Mid of faithful 4. Close of poster showing Jews with Muslim Dome of the Rock in background, reading (Hebrew): "Descendants of those that want to walk up the Temple Mount" 5. Close of Jewish faithful holding Paschal (to be slaughtered) lamb 6. SOUNDBITE (English) Rina Ariel, Jewish faitful: "Because the Jewish Temple has not been yet built so we have to do something just to practice. We want to practice this year so next year we'll be ready." 7. Close of pendant showing the Arc of the Covenant 8. Jewish man with T-shirt of slain Jewish leader Meir Kahane, founder of the outlawed ultranationalist Kach movement, reading (Hebrew): "Kahane was right." 9. Close of print of Kahane 10. Close of slaughtered lamb 11. Wide of ceremony 12. Various of Jewish faithful 13. Lamb being brought toward fire pit 14. Various of faithful chanting traditional prayers 15. Close of fire pit 16. Close of lamb on fire pit STORYLINE: Jewish activists and faithful recreated the biblical sacrifice of a lamb in on Thursday ahead of the Passover holiday. The event took place overlooking a sensitive holy site in Jerusalem, revered by Jews as the location where the biblical Temples once stood. The ceremony is said to have traditionally been held at the biblical Temples. The lamb would be sacrificed to mark the Passover holiday, which begins on Friday. Participants at Thursday's event hope the ceremony will soon be held in the rebuilt Jewish Temples, which is now the site of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, the third-holiest site in Islam. Under a decades-old arrangement, Jews are allowed to visit the site, but not pray there. Religious Jews pray that a third temple will be built on the site and maintain the tradition as practice for when the time comes to build a new temple. Jewish activist groups in recent years said Jews should instead focus on pushing for prayer at the contested hilltop compound itself. =========================================================== 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/5092c03488e22008687dfddb8f9daf2c Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Melania Trump visits children's hospital in Paris
 
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(13 Jul 2017) US First Lady Melania Trump has arrived at France's biggest paediatric hospital on her first engagement in the two-day French visit. The sprawling Necker Hospital is one of Paris' oldest and was founded in 1778. American artist Keith Haring gave a large, multicoloured totem sculpture to the hospital in 1987, called "The Tower." Melania Trump is touring the hospital shortly after her arrival in France with President Donald Trump aboard Air Force One. The first lady was greeted by senior Paris medical officials during the tour and later met with some of the hospital's young patients. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/bd2389e2627668560e486c79e3696cec Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Princes William and Harry meet 'Last Jedi' cast at European premiere
 
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(13 Dec 2017) PRINCES WILLIAM AND HARRY MEET 'LAST JEDI' CAST AT EUROPEAN PREMIERE Prince William and Prince Harry greeted the cast of "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" at the film's European premiere Tuesday (12 DEC. 2017) - and were presented with souvenir Stormtrooper helmets to take away with them. On the red carpet, cast and crew had sidestepped questions about reports that the royal siblings make a cameo appearance in the much-anticipated film. Royal officials have refused to comment on reports that the princes recorded a scene playing Stormtroopers in the sci-fi saga when they visited the film's set in April 2016. At the time they were filmed meeting crew members, battling with light sabers and hugging a Wookie. Star John Boyega has said the royal duo filmed a scene during their visit to London's Pinewood Studios, though it's unclear whether it made the final cut. The tuxedo-clad princes walked the red carpet at London's Royal Albert Hall for the black-tie gala, a benefit for their Royal Foundation charity - though without William's pregnant wife Kate or Harry's fiancee, Meghan Markle. Inside the Royal Albert Hall, Prince Harry repeated his Chewbacca hug, this time with actor Joonas Suotamo wearing a tux, rather than his wookie costume. Both princes also greeted stars including Daisy Ridley, Gwendoline Christie, Domhnall Gleeson, Laura Dern, Benicio del Toro, director Rian Johnson and Mark Hamill. When presented with Stormtrooper helmets, each prince could be heard asking who they had originally belonged to. "Who wore this one?" Prince William asked the young girl tasked with handing it to him. "Bit sweaty," he suggested. "Did my brother nick the helmet?" asked Prince Harry, shortly afterwards. "Shocking." On being presented with his own souvenir, Harry also asked "Who did it belong to, do we know?" "Am I supposed to wear this during the film?" he added. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/f30a6bc9732914a54a0b69c3a7528cf3 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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The Great Northeast Blackout - 1965 | Today In History | 9 Nov 17
 
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On November 9, 1965, several northeastern states and parts of Canada were hit by a series of power failures lasting up to 13 1/2 hours. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/055feb30bbc96c3554499d3364351a19 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Migrants slam Hungary's new border fence
 
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(28 Feb 2017) RESTRICTION SUMMARY: AP CLIENTS ONLY ASSOCIATED PRESS - AP CLIENTS ONLY Asotthalom, Hungary - 28 February 2017 1. Barbed wire atop a border fence between Hungary and Serbia 2. Hungarian police car passing between new pillars for a second fence and the existing border fence 3. Various of fence 4. Various of coils of new fence and barbed wire, to be constructed next to the existing border fence ASSOCIATED PRESS - AP CLIENTS ONLY Subotica, Serbia - 28 February 2017 5. Migrants at an abandoned brick factory 6. Migrants using polluted water from a well to bathe 7. Migrant entering disused building 8. Migrant resting outside 9. Various of migrants cooking a meal 10. Migrant sleeping in the sun 11. SOUNDBITE (English) Shahid Khan, 22, migrant from Pakistan: ++AUDIO AS INCOMING++ "One week ago I crossed the border of Hungary and they caught us. They beat us too much and they leave (means let) dog on us, and they treat (us) very bad, and they are beating us and they give the torture, mentally torture. When they beat us they are laughing with each other. The policemen, when they beat us, they are taking selfies with us and they are kissing with each other. They are laughing and they are smiling, they are making movies, and one guy, they hold from their (his) hair and they put him in water, and the boy is saying 'I'm dying, please, let me out, let me out', and they (pull) out their head and then again they put it in the water." 12. Disused brick factory used by migrants as shelter 13. Various of migrants outside 14. Ali Khuram, a migrant from Pakistan, inside derelict building he and others use as shelter 15. SOUNDBITE (English) Ali Khuram, 22, migrant from Pakistan: ++AUDIO AS INCOMING++ "They sent us back. We are 24 guys, and they just called the van, and after that they drop us at immigration, and they just said 'You go back to Serbia'." 16. Khuram and friends sitting inside tent 17. Interior of building used by migrants and refugees as shelter 18. Migrants sitting on railway track ASSOCIATED PRESS - AP CLIENTS ONLY Kelebija, Serbia - 28 February 2017 19. Various of disused Yugoslav army border observation post on border with Hungary STORYLINE: Migrants and refugees are taking shelter in abandoned buildings in Serbia while Hungary builds a second fence to stop them moving into the country. The Hungarian government confirmed on Monday that they had begun building a second fence on their border with Serbia to stop migrants entering freely. Pakistani migrant Shahid Khan says the one time he tried to enter the European Union by crossing Hungary's heavily guarded, fenced border with Serbia, he was beaten and chased away by police with dogs. Now, the 22-year-old from Pakistan knows the new secondary fence will make life even harder for him and other migrants fleeing poverty and violence in their home countries. Hungary built a barrier along the length of its borders with Serbia and Croatia in 2015. The government says the second fence is needed because it expects a surge of migrants to reach its borders this year. Thousands of migrants have been stranded in neighbouring Serbia. =========================================================== 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 You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/9571297e931d41847e75453e3bc45eb7 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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3D printed gourmet chocolate
 
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(30 May 2017) LEADIN: Producers in Belgium are increasingly switching to 3-D printers to make chocolate. They say its the only way to create shapes and small sculptures that are impossible to perfect by hand. STORYLINE A beer bottle, a bat and various other shapes lie created in chocolate in this laboratory in the Belgian town of Gembloux. They're the latest products from La Miam Factory, which uses 3-D printers to make perfect, mini chocolate sculptures. Gaetan Richard is Chief Technical Officer and Co-founder of the factory. He demonstrates the process by melting chocolate pellets, using the bain-marie technique, and pouring them into a syringe before attaching it to the 3-D printing machine. Then a drawing on a computer connected to the printer tells the machine which chocolate shape to make. Gaetan Richard is one of five engineers who founded La Miam Factory at the end of 2016. He says it's the first time Belgium has experienced the 3-D chocolate printing trend. "Here the interest is that with 3-D printing we can create forms that can't be made through moulding, because they bulge or have a hollow shape etc. 3-D chocolate printing is a new tool available to chocolate and pastry makers to create new forms, new things to better express their creativity." Belgian start-up La Miam is an off-shoot of the Smart Gastronomy Lab of the University of Liege, whose mission is to create prototypes for culinary trials and advancement. 3-D chocolate printing is bringing innovation to pastry chefs and allowing chocolatiers to be more inventive with their products. Christophe Druet is another co-founder of La Miam Factory. Holding a twisted, tree-shaped chunk of chocolate he says it's amazing what 3-D printers can now achieve: "Typically it's impossible to make this piece in any other way than with 3-D printing because it has bridges, it has a shape that a mould can't reproduce. So this piece has an extraordinary quality and the chocolate-maker who sees it says 'Wow, how did you make it?' We can see a very smooth surface, we can barely see the lines of the 3-D printing and this is just extraordinary." La Miam, French for "yummy", offers its services to two types of customers: companies looking for original and personalised chocolate logos and chocolate-makers who want to create unique 3-D chocolate pieces. Belgium is one of the world's chocolate capitals so it might seem surprising it's taken so long for the 3-D trend to arrive here. However Richard says La Miam's machines are unique, providing a particularly fine-grained chocolate sculpture: "The main feature that differentiates our prototypes from other (3-D) printed chocolates is the fineness of the printing. There are other printers, but I know that ours are able to overlay layers of 0.2 millimetre thickness. We can even reach 0.1 millimetres. It's clear that if we go from 0.2 to 0.1 millimetres we can double the production. But at 0.2 millimetres we reach a compromise and deliver a very nice final shape, very smooth, much smoother than what can be obtained with other printers that overlay much thicker layers and in their final product the strata are much more visible." La Miam has already produced pieces for five clients: they include 200 logos for Belgian chemical company Solvay, a series of Christmas trees for Belgian chocolate-maker Galler and chocolate beer bottles for Belgian brewery Bertinchamps. Since the printed chocolate products are hard to transport and may break when moved from one location to another, one of La Miam's future goals is to open workshops in different parts of the world. At his Brussels shop and cafe chocolatier Laurent Gerbaud is making chocolate pieces by hand and flavouring them with nuts and dry fruits. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/9dbd87bcbedc37c6c7335ff448c55f5a Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Priscilla Presley to Meghan Markle on her upcoming wedding to Prince Harry: 'fame can be cruel'
 
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(30 Nov 2017) PRISCILLA PRESLEY TO MEGHAN MARKLE ON HER UPCOMING WEDDING TO PRINCE HARRY: 'FAME CAN BE CRUEL' Priscilla Presley knows all about being catapulted to international fame overnight: she met Elvis Presley, ten years her senior, in 1959, when she was just 14 years old. Widespread press interest in the relationship followed, and by the time the couple married in 1967, Priscilla was well used to being in the spotlight. "Obviously you're very happy that people, you know, are rooting for you and want to see you, you know, happy and of course have children, but it's a huge adjustment. There is no doubt - it will never be the same. Your life will never be the same. You have to adjust to it." The 72-year-old actress and businesswoman has some thoughts for Meghan Markle, who despite already being well-known for her acting career, is about to step onto the world stage by marrying Prince Harry. "They look very happy together and obviously he's waited a while for this special girl, so I think it's great. But it is adjustment. I mean, it would be ridiculous, you know, to go from a normal life and to fame. Fame, you know, can be very invasive; fame can be cruel. I mean, you're on a little bit of a rollercoaster ride trying to adjust to it, so it's part of it - it's part of life." Presley was in London to promote the launch of a new exhibition, "Elvis on Tour," which has opened at the O2. The exhibition features 200 pieces from every year of Elvis's touring career, from 1969 when he first went back to performing live on stage in Las Vegas, through his last concert in Indianapolis, Indiana, on June 26 1977. Some of the pieces have never been displayed outside Presley's Memphis home, Graceland, and most have never been seen in London before. Fans of the King can see dozens of examples of his costumes and stagewear along with guitars, jewelry, posters and - for the first time - unique interviews with Elvis's touring band. The exhibit includes more than 35 jumpsuits. Presley possessed over 110 of the one-piece suits, and 88 of these are at Graceland, while others are in private collections. Many are heavily embroidered or embellished, and some weigh over 30lbs. Presley took to jumpsuits, says his former wife Priscilla, because of an unfortunate incident on stage. "The reason why he went into the jumpsuits was because when he performing, he was doing a little karate, lifting his leg and then his pants ripped." Elvis asked costume designer Bill Belew to make him an outfit in stretchy fabric that was guaranteed not to cause an onstage wardrobe malfunction. Presley is the world's biggest-selling recording artist, with sales in excess of one billion records. He was nominated for 14 Grammy Awards, and given a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award at just 36. He also starred in 33 films. He died in August 1977, aged 42. The "Elvis on Tour" exhibition follows the 2014/15 "Elvis at the 02" show, which was visited by 200,000 people. "Elvis on Tour" runs until 4 February 2018. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/915ad58dba551f20994a8d0d186714b6 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Finns compete in annual hobby horse championship
 
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(29 Apr 2017) Hobby horse enthusiasts from all over Finland gathered in Vantaa on Saturday for annual championships. This year's main event took place at a packed sports hall attracting an estimated 1,000 spectators to watch some 200 participants competing with their hobby horses in several sub-categories. Riders, almost all girls aged mostly between 10-18, competed in sports that simulate traditional equestrian events like dressage and show jumping. For show jumping, competitors were divided by age into several groups that all had their own winners announced after each group had finished. The vast majority of the hobby horses are home-made - splendidly pimped-up, colourful creatures complete with names like Chattanooga Choo Choo and Panda - exchanged and sold by owners at events and through social media. Some of them have been known to fetch up to 200 euros (218 US dollars). Some 10,000 people are currently estimated to be involved in hobby-horsing in Finland, and its popularity is also growing steadily in the other Nordic countries and elsewhere in Europe, though the numbers are much smaller. No official statistics exist as hobby horsing doesn't have any affiliation with Finnish sports associations and enthusiasts meet and exchange views mainly at online discussion forums and share photos and videos on social media platforms. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/c23c6e224b9a4e71d2e2133ab27a5b86 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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UK Queen at official opening of bridge across River Forth
 
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(4 Sep 2017) UK QUEEN AT OFFICIAL OPENING OF BRIDGE ACROSS RIVER FORTH Britain's Queen Elizabeth II officially opened the UK's tallest bridge over Scotland's Forth river Monday (4 SEPT. 2017.) The Queen was welcomed by Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and spent some time talking to people at the south end of the bridge, including the construction workers, local officials and school children. The bridge was blessed by the Church of Scotland's Moderator, The Right Rev. Dr. Derek Browning. The monarch is to become a great-grandmother again, after it was announced on Monday that Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge are expecting their third child. The Queen cut the blue ribbon on the 1.35 (b) billion UK pounds (1.75 billion US dollars) road bridge, to cheers from the watching crowd. The ceremony comes 53 years after she opened the neighboring Forth Road Bridge. The Queen, accompanied by her husband, Prince Philip, then traveled by car across the bridge while the Red Arrows performed a fly-past and a flotilla of boats traveled under the bridge as the national anthem was played. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/da3190e70c95ba553c5791e8d2480d73 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Thatcher Assassination Attempt - 1984 | Today In History | 12 Oct 17
 
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On October 12, 1984, British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher escaped an attempt on her life when an Irish Republican Army bomb exploded at a hotel in Brighton, England, killing five people. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/5f745f8c104110eaffc29371a5fe83b4 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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A tour of Thomas Keller's $10 million French Laundry remodel
 
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(22 Mar 2017) A TOUR OF THOMAS KELLER'S $10 MILLION FRENCH LAUNDRY REMODEL On a sunny morning in Napa Valley, America's most celebrated chef is reflecting on his career and the culinary empire that it spawned. Someday, he says, the dream is to return full-time to the place it all started, an old stone cottage known as the French Laundry. At 61 years old, Thomas Keller entertains the thought of slowing down. Just not right now. He's got new restaurant projects underway in Miami and at New York City's Hudson Yards. He recently flew to Hollywood for a segment on Jimmy Kimmel Live. And he's happily nearing completion of a $10 million renovation at the French Laundry, the fine dining mecca he opened in 1994 that's still booked solid a month in advance. Keller says he remade the restaurant to ensure it thrives for the next 20 years. Most of the changes are behind-the-scenes. There's a state-of-the-art 2,000-square-foot kitchen that reopened last month, a 16,000-bottle wine cellar, extensive solar paneling, a new office annex and 9,000 square feet of new landscape design. The renovation took more than two years and was not stress-free. "For weeks, I would wake up in the middle of the night and think, "Oh my God, I ruined the French Laundry," said Keller, who holds three coveted Michelin stars for the restaurant, and another three for its New York counterpart Per Se, which he opened in 2004. Keller is the only American chef, past or present, with two sets of three-star Michelin restaurants. The French Laundry has twice topped the influential World's 50 Best Restaurants list, also unprecedented for an American chef. On a tour of the new kitchen and the French Laundry's lush culinary garden, Keller is vocally enthusiastic about the upgrades. He is also gracious, and humble, when asked about his significance to the culinary world. "I don't wake up in the morning and look in the mirror and go, 'I'm looking at the greatest chef in America.' It very seldom comes up for me personally," he says. But when the issue is raised, he feels "an enormous amount of responsibility, that burden of responsibility on my shoulders to make sure that I'm trying to exemplify what that chef would be like." Keller is clearly mindful of his legacy, which is part of the inspiration for the French Laundry's remodel. As a measure of his ambition, Keller compares it to the renovation at one of the world's great museums, the Louvre, and how I.M. Pei's 1989 addition of the glass pyramid added an element of timeless modernity to a historical site. The Louvre was "iconic. It was historic. Everybody knew it. And the French Laundry kind of represented that for me," said Keller, who even presented his architect with two pictures of the museum _ one pre-I.M. Pei and one after _ to capture the essence of his vision. Keller teamed up with Snohetta, an architecture and design firm that spearheaded the recent three-year renovation of another museum, San Francisco's Museum of Modern Art. The restaurant stayed open during the construction, but the culinary staff relocated to a temporary kitchen built inside four shipping containers. Final touches on landscaping are wrapping up this summer. "To actually stand in the new kitchen is the ultimate reward. It's absolutely amazing," says 36-year-old chef de cuisine David Breeden. The countertops were raised several inches from the standard height to avoid backaches. There's a "ventilated ceiling" that does away with the typical noisy overhead hoods. Now they're embedded in the ceiling with infared censors that gauge the appropriate speed, rather than whirring at high all day long. The attention to detail is typical of Keller, says Breeden, who has worked for him at the French Laundry and Per Se for 12 years. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/4525b96d050bccf99244087a6c8eba22 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Fear Of Deportation Drives People Off Food Stamps
 
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(7 Jun 2017) A crackdown on illegal immigration under President Donald Trump has driven some poor people to take a drastic step: opt out of federal food assistance because they are fearful of deportation, activists and immigrants say. People who are not legal residents of the U.S. are not eligible to take part in what is formally known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. But many poor families include a mix of non-legal residents and legal ones, such as children who have citizenship because they were born in the U.S. In those cases, it is often an adult who is not a legal resident who submits the application. Some now feel that is too dangerous under a president who has made immigration enforcement a priority. Throughout the U.S., there are accounts of people resisting efforts of nonprofit organizations to sign them up for food stamps, letting benefits lapse or withdrawing from the program because of the perceived risk. The food stamp program provides monthly payments, typically about $125 per eligible household member, to poor families to buy essential staples. Going without can be an extreme decision, advocates say. A 52-year-old woman name Rosa, a Mexican in the country illegally, told The Associated Press she was motivated in January to drop a benefit that was supporting her teenage daughter, a U.S. citizen, purely because she was afraid of being in the food stamp system, which requires applicants to state their immigration status. "It's because of fear that people like me who get food stamps, that we would be deported or something. I decided it was better to close my account," said the woman who asked AP not to use her last name. About 3.9 million citizen children living with noncitizen parents received food stamps in the 2015 fiscal year, the most recent available data, according to the Department of Agriculture, which administers the food stamp program. The Department of Agriculture says a lower percentage of noncitizens who qualify for the program known as SNAP have historically used the benefit than citizens because of an incorrect perception that it could affect their immigration status or hurt their chances of becoming a U.S. citizen. Driving the most recent fears about the program is an increase in immigration enforcement. Immigration and Customs Enforcement arrested nearly 40 percent more people suspected of being in the country illegally in the first 100 days under Trump than in the same period a year earlier. The agency said nearly 75 percent of them had been convicted of criminal offenses but "non-criminal arrests" were up by more than 150 percent. Immigrant advocates see the aversion to food stamps as a reflection of a climate of fear that drives people in the country illegally deeper underground, which in some cases also makes them reluctant to report crimes. "I, among others, think this is part of the strategy of this administration, creating a sense of fear, creating a sense of we are just waiting to get you," said Jairo Guzman, the president of the Mexican Coalition, an immigration advocate group based in New York. Mark Krikorian, an advocate for reducing immigration to the United States, says he believes immigrants like Rosa should be afraid of being deported. "People who break the law are supposed to be afraid of law enforcement, now they know perfectly well that if you're an illegal immigrant it's not like you are going to be water boarded or anything, what they're afraid of is that they're going to be made to go home to their own countries and that's the way it should be," said Krikorian, who works for the Center for Immigration Studies. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/80453fe1388edbbd78e884d241c0e4a9 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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