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Loretta Lynn returns after stroke to honor Alan Jackson at Country Music Hall of Fame induction
(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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Charles & Diana Wedding in 4K | Part 1 | Arrivals at St Paul's Cathedral | 1981
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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The key to flat abs according to celebrity fitness trainer Jeanette Jenkins
(12 Jan 2017) THE KEY TO FLAT ABS ACCORDING TO CELEBRITY FITNESS TRAINER JEANETTE JENKINS The key to flat abs is striking a balance between diet and exercise. That's according to celebrity fitness trainer Jeanette Jenkins. The founder and president of The Hollywood Trainer Club says "if you are eating 2,000, 3000 calories a day but you're doing like a kick-butt 1,000 calorie workout, you are still not going to have that calorie negative." Jenkins, who has worked with stars such as Pink, Alicia Keys, Amber Rose, Camilla Alves and Serena Williams, reckons an average sized woman usually has to "stick to somewhere between 1200 to 1500 calories a day for weight loss and even just for everyday life. If you are eating more than 1500 calories a day, chances are you're going to gain weight." "The average meal size should be for an average woman between three to five hundred calories," says Jenkins. Once your correct calorie intake has been worked out, Jenkins says it's not just about cardio exercises, "you should still train those core muscles in specific core exercises. "Just think logically. How much of your core are you using when you sit on a recumbent bike and cycle? Not too many. Versus when you are up and either hiking, or hill climbing or running or sprinting. You are getting a lot more core rotation and movement in there. Or standing up right on a stair stepper versus leaning on it. So all you people who lean on the machines at the gym, you are no longer using your abs and you are doing yourself a disservice." Jenkins is one of Hollywood's most sought after health and fitness experts with over 25 years' experience. The Hollywood Trainer DVD Collection includes 18 different titles with various full-body exercise videos. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/e36d860aa4c1c411cdcec47145a8d514 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
(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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Brad Pitt, Christian Bale, Pharrell, Josh Brolin, more attend Chris Cornell's funeral
(27 May 2017) MUSIC'S ELITE AND CELEBRITIES GATHERED TO HONOR CHRIS CORNELL Music's elite and Hollywood stars remembered Chris Cornell at a somber memorial service Friday (26 MAY) that focused on the Soundgarden frontman's love of family and friends as much as it did on his musical achievements as one of rock's leading voices. "Chris was as melodic as The Beatles, as heavy as Sabbath and as haunting as Edgar Allan Poe," Tom Morello, Cornell's Audioslave bandmate, said during his eulogy. Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington and guitarist Brad Delson performed Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" for the crowd of mourners, including Brad Pitt, Pharrell Williams, James Franco, Christian Bale and numerous members of rock royalty, many of whom were moved to tears. Four large portraits of Cornell were on display on a dais where Morello, actor Josh Brolin, Pearl Jam bassist Jeff Ament, film producer Eric Esrailian and Cornell's Soundgarden bandmates Kim Thayil and Matt Cameron delivered eulogies under overcast skies at Hollywood Forever Cemetery. They all spoke of the rocker's compassion and his delight in his three children. Cameron said he and Cornell had "so many normal dad conversations" about the Cornell kids: Christopher, Toni and Lily. Linda Ramone opened the service with word that Cornell was buried next to her late husband, punk rocker Johnny Ramone, whose headstone features a statue of him playing guitar. Cornell's music played before the hourlong service, and afterward as guests visited his grave site in the Garden of Legends section of Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Among those paying respects were Lars Ulrich and James Hetfield of Metallica, Dave Navarro and Perry Farrell of Jane's Addiction, singer-songwriter Joe Walsh, guitarist Nile Rodgers, rocker Courtney Love and Bush's Gavin Rossdale. Cornell, 52, was pronounced dead May 18 after he was found unresponsive in a Detroit hotel room hours after performing a concert with Soundgarden. Coroner's officials said preliminary autopsy results show the singer hanged himself, but full toxicology results remain pending. The singer's family has disputed the findings and claim Cornell may have taken more of an anti-anxiety drug than he was prescribed. The Seattle native was a leading voice of the grunge movement in the 1990s. Besides Soundgarden, he scored hits as a solo artist and with bands Temple of the Dog and Audioslave. He is survived by his wife and three children. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/056e05c9d1aa8c26f0f67946ee41456d Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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William and Harry visit Diana memorial garden
(30 Aug 2017) Britain's Princes William and Harry paid tribute to their mother on Wednesday, the eve of the 20th anniversary of her death, by visiting the garden created in her memory. The visit to the Sunken Garden at London's Kensington Palace allowed the princes and William's wife, the Duchess of Cambridge, to honour Princess Diana's work with charities. The royals met representatives from Great Ormond Street Hospital, the National Aids Trust, the Leprosy Mission and other charities Diana supported. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/4cccaca2b80ed2c7984615dd89bcebca Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Toronto neighbour of Meghan Markle speaks to the AP
(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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(31 May 2012) As Britain prepares to celebrate the diamond jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II, the Queen herself can't see what all the fuss is about - according to her cousin and close friend, Lady Elizabeth Anson. While the world may associate the Queen with the pomp and pageantry of glittering events such as the state opening of parliament a few weeks ago, the monarch is described as a "modest" person who has been surprised by the outpouring of affection among her subjects. "She's really quite taken aback about this," Lady Elizabeth told The Associated Press. "What's sweet is that she's incredibly modest as far as these things are concerned." The Queen has spent her life in the centre of the public gaze, and has spent much of the year to date on a tour of Britain. This included a visit in March to the royal family's favourite food store, Fortnum and Mason - in the company of Camilla, the wife of her son Prince Charles, and Catherine, the wife of her grandson Prince William. But according to Lady Elizabeth, when the Queen is at home or on holiday with the family, she just wants to lead as ordinary a life as possible. "When she's on holiday, and we have barbecue lunches outside or picnic lunches, there aren't staff laying the table. The Queen is in charge of the table and the candles. There are no members of staff." Lady Elizabeth is a royal in her own right, as the daughter of the late Princess Anne of Denmark. But her parents separated when she was four, and her father died when she was just sixteen. The Queen helped to fill the void, mentoring Lady Elizabeth and taking her under her wing. Lady Elizabeth has remained close not just to the Queen but to most of the European royals. Her business, Party Planners, has catered many high-profile royal functions, including a number of state banquets. Lady Elizabeth revealed that the Queen takes a hands-on approach to royal banquets, personally checking the table, the menu, the seating plan and the flowers. Royal banquets don't just occur without any regal involvement, she points out. The Queen herself makes them happen. "She is a supreme hostess, so when it comes to the planning of things, don't think that she has just let the chef decide what everybody's going to have for lunch in the Palace that day - it's her." And when important guests are staying in Buckingham Palace or Windsor Castle during state visits, the Queen always checks the bedrooms to ensure they are in suitable shape, Lady Elizabeth said. Lady Elizabeth said the Queen was very much looking forward to the four-day centrepiece of the Diamond Jubilee celebrations, starting this weekend. The celebrations include a river pageant along the Thames, a carriage procession through the streets, and the event that Lady Elizabeth says the Queen's looking forward to more than anything else - an afternoon watching horse racing. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/f1db9d42137d4004eaeb684198d9246c Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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The Duchess of Cambridge dances with Paddington Bear
(16 Oct 2017) THE DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE DANCES WITH PADDINGTON BEAR The Duchess of Cambridge had an impromptu dance with Paddington Bear on Monday afternoon (16 OCT.17) to sounds of a calypso band playing at Paddington Station in London. The royal was attending an event with Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry, held for the young beneficiaries of their Charities Forum. As part of the celebrations, guests got to spend the afternoon on a Belmond British Pullman steam train - which features in the upcoming sequel "Paddington 2." Actor Hugh Bonneville, who reprises his role of Henry Brown in the new film, was also in attendance. The actor, also a star of "Downton Abbey," said it was "a great opportunity" to promote the "Paddington 2" and the royals' charities. It's a wonderful way to celebrate more than, I think more than 10 or 12 charities that the Royal Highnesses are supporting and for us to be able say Paddington is on his way again. So it's a great opportunity," Bonneville said, adding, "And also I get to eat marmalade sandwiches on the train." After meeting with some of the young passengers on the train, the royals returned to the platform where the pregnant Duchess was enticed in to a quick dance with Paddington Bear before the train departed on its journey. "Paddington 2" is released in the U.K. 10 November 2017. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/f78203b294ec26658e7bf9457a01b8c2 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Putin's 1st Inauguration - 2000 | Today In History | 7 May 17
On May 7, 2000, President Vladimir Putin took the oath of office in Russia’s first democratic transfer of power. Vladimir Putin took the oath of office, becoming Russia's second democratically elected president at a lavish ceremony in a former czarist throne room in the Kremlin. Putin took the oath in the ornate Andreyevsky Hall as hundreds of top officials and political leaders watched. Standing next to him was Russia's first president, Boris Yeltsin. With his right hand on a copy of the 1993 Russian Constitution, 47-year old Putin took the oath of office. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/b01718d8dc5ee62f2d0bea7b0e15aef5 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Nicole Kidman gets emotional on Cannes red carpet after 'The Killing of a Sacred Deer' premiere
(22 May 2017) NICOLE KIDMAN GETS EMOTIONAL ON CANNES RED CARPET AFTER 'THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER' PREMIERE Nicole Kidman shared an intimate moment with husband Keith Urban Monday (22 MAY 2017) after the Cannes Film Festival premiere of her new movie, "The Killing of a Sacred Deer." Wiping tears from her eyes, Kidman – who has brought four projects to Cannes this year – cozied up to Urban, burying her face in his shoulder in the glare of photographers' camera flashes. Kidman was joined on the red carpet by her "Sacred Deer" co-stars Colin Farrell and child actors Sunny Suljic, Barry Keoghan and Raffey Cassidy. Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos's brutally dark family comedy divided the audience at its morning press screening, though critics largely praised Lanthimos' allegorical horror. It's one of 19 movies competing for the Palme d'Or, which will be awarded on May 28. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/19c3e0dcfbdb4f35b68396423d6c26b0 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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George Michael laid to rest in London
(29 Mar 2017) Pop icon George Michael has been laid to rest, his family have confirmed. In a statement, the star's relatives said: "We can confirm that the funeral of the singer George Michael took place today. Family and close friends gathered for the small, private ceremony to say goodbye to their beloved Son, Brother and Friend." "George Michael's family would like to thank his fans across the world for their many messages of love and support." The ceremony was held at London's Highgate Cemetery on Wednesday. Michael died of natural causes as the result of heart disease and a fatty liver on Christmas day 2016. He was 53. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/9032b9b1707465e6ae38905e7f6a3e6c 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'
(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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Tommy Hilfiger kneels before Lady Gaga at Venice Beach fashion show, Fergie performs
(9 Feb 2017) TOMMY HILFIGER KNEELS BEFORE LADY GAGA AT VENICE BEACH FASHION SHOW, FERGIE PERFORMS Tommy Hilfiger knelt before Lady Gaga on Venice Beach on Wednesday (8 FEB. 2017) as the pop superstar sat in the front row at a fashion show for his line with model Gigi Hadid. Gaga took cell phone photos and waved to Hadid during the show. Other celebrities in attendance included Fergie, who performed after the presentation, and Cindy Crawford's children Kaia and Presley Gerber. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/e0adb052db21582287ded8a6b7236abd Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Trump Defends Robert E. Lee Statue Supporters
(15 Aug 2017) On Tuesday, President Donald Trump defended demonstrators who were rallying to save a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee in Charlottesville, Virginia. He compared the rationale for removing the confederate leader's statue to the removal of statues of former presidents who were also slaveholders saying "you're changing history. You're changing culture." Continuing his assessment that there is blame on "both sides" following the deadly violence last weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia, Trump said that the demonstrators were there to protest the taking down of what was to them "a very, very important statue." Trump then compared the debate around removing the confederate leaders' statues, to George Washington, the U.S. first president. Trump asked reporters, "So will George Washington now lose his status? Are we going to take down statues to George Washington?" He then rhetorically asked whether statues of Thomas Jefferson, another former U.S. president, should be taken down since he was a slave owner. In an impromptu press conference at Trump Tower, the president said there were "many people other than neo-Nazis and white Nationalists" attending the "Unite the Right" rally who were treated "unfairly" by the press. A loosely connected mix of white nationalists, neo-Nazis and other far-right extremists with disjointed missions had assembled in Charlottesville for the largest gathering of its kind in a decade. "Unite the Right" was the name given to the Virginia rally, which ended in bloodshed Saturday when a car plowed into a crowd of demonstrators, killing 32-year-old Heather Heyer. Heyer was demonstrating with a group of counter-protesters in Charlottesville. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/b446da90e0fdf3013df5a49a120bf7be Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Director says Mel Gibson-Vince Vaughn police brutality thriller will defy expectations
(10 Oct 2017) DIRECTOR SAYS GIBSON-VAUGHN POLICE BRUTALITY THRILLER WILL DEFY EXPECTATIONS The writer-director of Mel Gibson and Vince Vaughn's upcoming police brutality thriller "Dragged Across Concrete" says the film will defy audience expectations. S. Craig Zahler was speaking at the recent Hollywood premiere of his latest movie, "Brawl in Cell Block 99," which also features Vaughn. Their "Concrete" collaboration - the "Bone Tomahawk" directors's third movie - is now in post production. "The opportunity was there. I wanted to work with Vince again. He loved the script for 'Dragged Across Concrete,' connected Mel Gibson and myself. We had really good talks, he understood the character and the piece and where it was coming from and we were just off to the race ," Zahler said. "So I finished doing quality control on 'Brawl in Cell Block 99,' and then five days later, I was in Vancouver doing movie No. 3." Actor Fred Melamed, who is in both "Brawl in Cell Block 99" and "Dragged Across Concrete," compared the latter to Sidney Lumet's famed 1975 film "Dog Day Afternoon," starring Al Pacino. "Essentially, the story is about two guys – I think you know who the actors are who are playing them – who are policemen. And they get involved in a police brutality case, and that leads them to get involved, because of that police brutality case, they unwittingly get involved in a bank robbery and a very serious bank robbery. It's all about what happened as a result of that bank robbery – much like 'Dog Day Afternoon,' if you remember that film. Although I don't want to draw too strong a parallel," Melamed said. The 44-year-old Zahler, who is also a musician and published author, said he noticed media speculation about "Dragged" as soon as the film was announced. He shot it over the summer this year. "The media went wild with speculations on what it is. It's not what they think it is. I'm happy to confound those expectations. Because they're not what they think it is. But it's OK. There's a discussion," Zahler said. "In terms of Mel Gibson, certainly I am aware that there are connections that obviously the media made between him and the subject matter of these policemen and the light in this way." Don Johnson also appears in both "Brawl in Cell Block 99" and "Dragged Across Concrete," playing the boss to Vaughn and Gibson's characters in the latter. "It was easy," Johnson said. "It comes natural. It comes natural, baby." "Brawl in Cell Block 99" is now playing in limited release in the U.S. "Dragged Across Concrete" is due to be released next year. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/5ddbfe9eb70fba16c6b461a1cda7958e Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Richard Armitage teases Season 2 of 'Berlin Station' from city set
(27 Jul 2017) RICHARD ARMITAGE TEASES SEASON 2 OF 'BERLIN STATION' FROM CITY SET Richard Armitage has been filming the second season of TV spy drama "Berlin Station" in Germany's capital. He reprises his leading role as spy Daniel Miller, who is this time deep undercover, trying to infiltrate the Far Right movement in the run up to an election. Leland Orser also returns to the show. Speaking from the set, he noted shooting in the summer months has made a pleasant change. "Being here Season 2, we're shooting in the spring and the summer, so it's an entirely different city. Last year we shot throughout the long, wet, cold winter and dressed similarly and basically froze our asses off," he said, "so it's really nice to see the city green, filled with flowers and everybody out on the street." Season 1, broadcast is 2016, dealt with leaks and whistle-blowers at a time when the Edward Snowden controversy was fresh in audiences' minds. Armitage admits that "one of the challenges" of Season 2 has been keeping that current feel, as news and politics march on. "As Season 2 was being constructed and written, the kind of geo-political landscape across America and Europe really, was really shifting, so the subject matter has had to really get in line with that," he notes. "I think we're sort of working in the middle of a seismic shift really, so it's likely that things will change by the time we've finished shooting and by the time it's aired. But it is interesting to not necessarily directly reference real events but at the same time to be relevant and current. It's, you know, it's quite exposing and it's quite a scary place to be, I think." Season 2 also features returning star Rhys Ifans, and new cast members Ashley Judd, Keke Palmer and Thomas Kretschmann. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/66d0e550737b8389e57e3f065fb1a9c4 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Prince Harry and Meghan visit youth project to raise AIDS awareness
(1 Dec 2017) Chanting "Harry, Harry!" and "Meghan, Meghan!" hundreds of people lined the streets of a central English city Friday to welcome Britain's Prince Harry and his American fiancee, actress Meghan Markle. The couple's visit to Nottingham was their first official commitment since they announced their engagement on Monday. They plan to tour Britain over the next six months to give Markle an opportunity to learn about the country before their May wedding in the chapel at Windsor Castle. The couple travelled to the east Midlands in England to visit to a youth project and to raise AIDS awareness. Their fans followed, including Irene Hardman, 81. The trip was Prince Harry's third to Nottingham since October 2016. The prince has long championed AIDS charities, following in the footsteps of his late mother, Princess Diana. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/cc7cb93c3abb91c08f5145705c173027 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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John Cleese on the world needing comedy, Brexit and his new BBC sitcom
(17 Aug 2017) JOHN CLEESE TALKS COMEDIANS, BREXIT AND HIS NEW BBC SITCOM "We have never needed comedians more." That was veteran British comedian and actor John Cleese's verdict on the world, as he collected an honorary Heart of Sarajevo award on Wednesday (16 AUGUST 2017) Comedians, Cleese claims, "often feel a bit more strongly about things than actors because after all comedians create their own material, actors very seldom do, and I think that makes them a little more comfortable with sticking their neck out." Cleese's latest project sounds anything but comic - he says he's writing a show called "Why There Is No Hope." It's based on the psychology of the human brain. Speaking in Sarajevo the day after receiving his award, the comedian offered his advice on becoming happier. "Get rid of a lot of economists who have taught us to think that the only important thing in life is money. And you see that in London now I think, you see these very driven people racing around looking grim and anxious and then you come here (Sarajevo) and you see people in the streets with a much less luxurious kind of life looking a lot happier." Cleese was part of the iconic Monty Python troupe, who rose to fame in the 1960s. He has starred in many Hollywood films, including most famously, "A Fish Called Wanda." Most recently the 77 year old made headlines in his native Britain when he advocated "Brexit," although he now says he didn't vote in the U.K. Referendum, as he was abroad. "The problem is we have no idea what the effect of Brexit will be," Cleese points out. "I mean the Governor of the Bank of England a few years ago, he's now retired, called Lord Mervyn King, said recently that he thought it would be another five years before we knew whether it was basically a good thing or a bad thing and I think that's the gist of what he said, and I've always felt that, and one of the disappointing things about England is that the two side are so entrenched and are really just rude about the other side and I say to everyone, 'We don't know, we don't know what's going to happen, don't tell me that I'm a bad person' because I advocated at one point, I said I would vote for Brexit because I'm fed up with the European Commission." Cleese also has advice for American comedians trying to navigate political uncertainty in their own country: "What you can do sometimes is you can make fun of certain people and certain attitudes, attitudes is important, and make them less tenable for a lot of people and I think that's the good that we can do, and I think the late night shows, of course, they are what we say 'preaching to the converted', preaching to the choir the Americans say, but nevertheless I think it creates a bit of an atmosphere." The comedian is also much loved for his part in the classic 1970s BBC sitcom, "Fawlty Towers," where he played irate hotel owner Basil Fawlty. Cleese has returned to the BBC to make a new sitcom, "Hold the Sunset", although he found filming a more gruelling experience at his age. "It's the first thing I've wanted to do in terms of a sitcom for over 40 years, " he explains. "It was a very happy experience because I liked the crew and the cast so much they were lovely people, but it was not terribly efficient and I think we shot very long days and at 77 I don't want to work from seven in the morning 'til seven at night, because after two days I'm tired and I'm not doing my best work, so the process was unsatisfactory and the people were lovely. But I gather the results are very good." "But otherwise to do money, I do stage shows as it's the most reliable form of income, you don't have to wait for anyone to telephone you, you can set it up in advance," he adds. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/e538d23e86a9824875827481b88ebc62 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
(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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Wedding of Charles & Diana in 4K | Clip 11 | Charles and Diana kiss on balcony | 1981
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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A look at the last remaining paternoster lifts
(25 Aug 2017) LEAD IN The paternoster elevator, which works on a circuit and never stops moving, is rarely seen these days. But despite some concerns over safety, a handful still operate in Central and Eastern Europe. STORY-LINE: Paternoster elevators are a holdover of times when safety regulations were a little more lax, but the unusual elevators are still in use. The name Paternoster, Latin for Lords Prayer, comes not from a last ditch effort to nervously atone before jumping on one. It actually gets its name because each car runs on chains on a belt system in a loop, a little like rosary beads on a rosary. Passengers are supposed to exit before the paternoster passes the top or bottom floor. If they don't nothing serious happens, but they must wait to make the turn in the circuit before heading back up or down in the opposite direction. Some people make the turn just for fun to see what happens. The inventors of the paternoster saw it as a way to deliver more people up and down floors without as a long of a wait. The disadvantage is they could be very dangerous if they don't have an emergency shut off triggered by an obstruction. This one in Prague's Lucerna Palace, a downtown Art Deco shopping passage, has an emergency shut off. There are dozens of decades old paternosters still in use in the Czech Republic, where they are mainly used by staff in government buildings. A few are open to the public to ride. There are also as many 200 of them still in use in the Germany. But they are slowly being replaced, since new ones are no longer allowed to be installed in buildings. And a few remain in the UK where the invention of the paternoster, dating to the 19th century, has its origins. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/1b9c1f9143f7d260d415daa5e30246ee Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Elite NYPD Unit Takes On High Rise Rescues
(9 May 2017) VOICE-OVER SCRIPT: CLIMBING 276 FEET TO THE TOP OF THE BROOKLYN BRIDGE. IS NOT A JOB FOR SOMEONE AFRAID OF HEIGHTS. SOUNDBITE (English) John Flynn, NYPD Emergency Service Unit "There is really no option to make somebody more comfortable you are either able to climb it or you are not." JOHN FLYNN IS AN INSTRUCTOR WITH THE NEW YORK POLICE DEPARTMENT'S 'EMERGENCY SERVICE UNIT.' NATS: "How is the view? Great." THIS ELITE UNIT HANDLES THE CITY'S MOST DANGEROUS RESCUES - WHETHER ATOP A BUILDING OR UNDER WATER. TODAY THEY ARE TRAINING ON NEW YORK'S MOST ICONIC BRIDGE. NATS: "You are going to feel some movement. It's natural with the cables." AND THE AP GOT EXCLUSIVE ACCESS. NATS: "When we get up to the top couple sections you are going to feel the bridge actually floating a little bit. All natural. It gets a little steeper obviously with this last section." SOUNDBITE (English) Sgt. John Flynn, NYPD Emergency Service Unit "So regardless where the potential jumper or is - either on the cables or top of the bridge or anywhere else within the structure it's equally challenging based on the fact that there is risk to us and them any way we operate on the bridge. THE CITY HAS SEVERAL BRIDGES, AND OFFICERS FROM THIS UNIT ARE CALLED TO THEM DAILY. LAST SUMMER THE UNIT RESPONDED WHEN A MAN USING LARGE SUCTION CUPS CLIMBED PART WAY UP TRUMP TOWER. SOUNDBITE (English) Christopher Williams, NYPD Emergency Service Unit "I stuck my head out I greeted him once more, I said sir would you please hook yourself in for your safety again he was very adamant about no I'm not. I'm going up to see Mr. Trump." WHEN HE REFUSED THE SAFETY LINE, DETECTIVE CHRISTOPHER WILLIAMS MADE HIS MOVE. NATS: "They've got his arm. They are dragging him in." SOUNDBITE (English) Christopher Williams, NYPD Emergency Service Unit "When he got close enough I advised him 'sir you are going to come with me' that's when I grabbed him by his arm and did an arm drag and pulled him inside the window with the help of my partner." THAT'S ANOTHER PART OF THE JOB: OFTEN THE PROTESTERS AND JUMPERS DO NOT WANT TO BE RESCUED... SOUNDBITE (English) Sgt. John Flynn, NYPD Emergency Service Unit "All the techniques we use for managing emotionally disturbed persons: active listening, trying to make that connection. It's even more critical up here in addition to all the safety systems that we have." AND THAT'S JUST PART OF THE TRAINING. TO BE PART OF THIS ELITE UNIT POLICE MUST HAVE FIVE YEARS OF PATROL EXPERIENCE, UNDERGO MONTHS OF EXTRA TRAINING STANDUP (English) Ted Shaffrey, The Associated Press "And be ready at a moment's notice to climb the city''s tallest skyscrapers and bridges like here today at the Brooklyn Bridge." A TOUGH JOB - SOUNDBITE (English) John Flynn, NYPD Emergency Service Unit "You got a chance to appreciate what it's like to actually work up here." BUT IT COMES WITH THE BEST VIEWS OF THE CITY. TED SHAFFREY, ASSOCIATED PRESS, NEW YORK You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/a18ec0ce59edefbd3208009ab0e67647 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
(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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Parkinson's disease - a journey through a brain
(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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CTE: How Repeated Head Blows Affect the Brain
(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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Country stars on the first time they heard Randy Travis sing
(17 Feb 2017) COUNTRY STARS ON THE FIRST TIME THEY HEARD RANDY TRAVIS SING Randy Travis' unmistakable baritone voice shook up the country airwaves when he debuted in the late 1980s with songs like "On the Other Hand" that ushered in a wave of neo-traditional country music. Travis, who is recovering from a stroke he suffered in 2013, was honored by many of his peers during a concert this month in Nashville, Tennessee, that also featured younger singers who grew up listening to his voice on the radio. "Buy Me A Boat" singer Chris Jansen said hearing Travis made him want to pursue music. "Well, anytime you hear Randy Travis' music, it's an experience, period," said Jansen. "Because it's real, number one. It's real stories and I can identify with them. So when I heard it, I was like, 'Wow, this is what country music is and I want to do that.'" "American Idol" alum Scotty McCreery said in North Carolina, Travis was all over the stereo. "I grew up back in North Carolina and he is royalty back there in country music," McCreery said. "I would say it was very early on. I was learning his stuff on guitar and playing it all over the place. So I was a young kid for sure." Mark Chesnutt said Travis' voice reminded him of George Jones. "The first time I heard Randy Travis was back in the '80s, I guess," Chesnutt said. "Maybe '85 or something like that. I was driving my truck up to Jasper, Texas to do a gig I had booked up there. I was listening to the radio and they played a brand new record by a guy named Randy Travis. And they played 'On the Other Hand.' And right then, man, I just couldn't stand it anymore. I thought, 'Wow, this is what it's all about.' I finally heard a guy that had a voice that reminded me of George Jones, but was his own." Joe Nichols said his father played him Travis' debut album, "Storms of Life" while they were taking his mother to the hospital to give birth to Nichols' baby sister. "My dad had just bought the 'Storms of Life' tape," Nichols said. "1987 I believe. The tape had been out a couple of years. He loved the song '1982' and 'I Told You So,' 'On the Other Hand.' And he finally bought the record and I think he put it in when we were driving about 20-30 minutes to deliver my little sister. It was something that I wanted to repeat over and over again. And I thought it was a really great country song. So I feel in love with it immediately." You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/0cb68401b7f4816ddbd6225dbfbadb9d Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Munich Massacre - 1972 | Today In History | 5 Sept 17
On September 5, 1972, Palestinian terrorists attacked the Israeli Olympic team at the summer games in Munich; 11 Israeli athletes and coaches, five terrorists and a police officer were killed. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/2a9ed8431af849a0f6a8598a771907c1 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'
(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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A Look at How CAR-T Cell Therapy Works
(30 Aug 2017) The immune system defends the body against disease. T-cells are one of its key soldiers, targeting infected or abnormal cells but cancer can block those defenses. Now scientists are genetically modifying patients own cells to make them smarter and tougher at seeking out and destroying cancer. One version is called CAR-T cell therapy, T-cells customized to zero in on a patients specific kind of cancer. It all starts when a patient's blood is filtered through a machine that separates T-cells and other white blood cells from the rest. Scientists mix the collected T-cells with a virus which is disabled, so it won't cause illness. Instead that virus carries genetic instructions for the T-cells to grow an artificial receptor, called a "chimeric antigen receptor", or CAR that will track its cancer target and rev up for an attack. Millions of copies of the engineered cell are grown in a laboratory, and given back to the patient intravenously. The first CAR-T cells are being tested against types of leukemia and lymphoma that bare a marker or antigen named CD19. Once in the blood stream those home in on that antigen and grab hold they release toxic chemicals that trigger a cells death. As one cancer cell dies, CAR-T cells move on to the next multiplying in the blood, until they are no longer needed. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/6012f025300bcc554bb204d8057703db 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
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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Prisoners make gourmet pizzas for fellow inmates
(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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The Battle of Khe Sanh - 1968 | Today in History | 21 Jan 17
On January 21, 1968, the Battle of Khe Sanh began during the Vietnam War. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/021b38e3d89faf5a36a8d74dcdef58d6 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Creators Talk 'Cars 3' Movie at Mich. Auto Show
(8 Jan 2017) The third movie in Disney Pixar's "Cars" animated series features an aggressive newcomer to the race circuit who challenges wily veteran Lightning McQueen. Pixar unveiled new character Jackson Storm and gave away some of the plot for "Cars 3" on Sunday at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. It also drove out a life-sized version of McQueen with new red paint and decals that will stay in Detroit through the public portion of the show. The new character, Jackson Storm, has an angular, lower look and a sinister-looking black body that makes the rounded and upright McQueen look old. "McQueen starts to feel old-fashioned," said Jay Ward, creative director for the Cars series. In the original 2006 movie, McQueen is the brash young newcomer who takes over the Piston Cup circuit. Now he's about to be supplanted by the cocky Storm. As the season progresses, McQueen's generation of friends is replaced by newer models. There's also a new female character named Cruz Ramirez, a yellow coupe who is McQueen's trainer as he tries to make a comeback. Ward said Pixar wanted to capture what NASCAR race cars would look like in the future when it began designing Jackson Storm's car. The studio turned to J Mays, former chief of design at Ford Motor Co. for help with the initial sketches. They came up with the low black body that makes McQueen look obsolete. Pixar showed a clip of the movie from the final race in the Piston Cup series. What happens at the end will have to wait until the movie hits theaters in June You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/d884b8cacff4a68ae353e46b658a82f0 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Suspected IS group members arrested in Mosul
(16 Mar 2017) Mosul - 15 March 2017 1. Security forces outside suspected Islamic State (IS) group cell 2. Security forces capturing man 3. Suspected IS group member being put on truck with his face covered 4. Suspected IS group member being taken down the stairs by security forces 5. Suspected IS group member being taken to police vehicle 6. Suspected IS group member being put on truck, officer pulls his shirt over his head 7. Two members of the National Security Services standing with gun 8. Various of police cars driving to suspected IS group cells 9. Officers dragging suspected IS group member out of a house 10. Officers putting suspected IS group member on truck while pushing his head down 11. Officers pulling suspected IS group member on truck 12. Various of National Security Services vehicles driving by 13. Officers taking suspected IS group member with injured leg off truck 14. Various of officers taking suspected IS group members with their faces covered off police vehicles Iraqi security forces have arrested five suspected Islamic State group members in Mosul. The National Security Services (NSS) conducted raids in two neighbourhoods in East Mosul on Wednesday, after receiving tips from informants and the general public. The men were dragged out of their houses with their hands tied behind their back and their faces covered. According to a Lieutenant who spoke to the Associated Press on condition of anonymity, of the five people arrested, three of them were on the NSS' wanted list. The men will be interrogated by a specialised unit, according to the lieutenant and then referred to a judge to stand trial. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/72095436189647e92c4b65fa10717939 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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21 years of life in a mountain wilderness
(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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Czech President meets UK Queen
(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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Iraqi forces battle IS group in western Mosul
(24 Apr 2017) Iraqi special forces continued fighting Islamic State militants in western Mosul on Monday. Troops fired their guns from rooftops while at least one airstrike struck an IS group position and mortars hit the field beyond their line of control. The fighting is currently taking place in the Tanak neighbourhood, close to the western edges of the city. Troops have been able to advance slowly, street by street, owing to the dense urban terrain and the fact that as many as half a million civilians are thought to be in the city still. Iraqi forces moved against western Mosul on 18 February and currently have about half of it under their control. Eastern Mosul was retaken from IS at the end of January. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/b36688b331d000f6103ec671e4461095 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Music community honors Randy Travis in song
(9 Feb 2017) MUSIC COMMUNITY HONORS RANDY TRAVIS IN SONG A near fatal stroke couldn't take away the signature baritone of country star Randy Travis, and dozens of his friends, from Garth Brooks to Kenny Rogers, used their voices and his songs to honor the legend. Travis watched from the side of the stage Wednesday in Nashville, Tennessee, as country stars from multiple eras sang his classics, from "Forever and Ever, Amen" to "Three Wooden Crosses." By the end, he had joined in the celebration by singing "Amazing Grace" and leading others in singing "May the Circle Be Unbroken." Travis, whose multiplatinum 1986 debut album "Storms of Life" made him a star, suffered a stroke in 2013 that initially took away his ability to speak or read, but he's been steadily recovering his voice through rehabilitation, said his wife Mary. "We sing a lot in the car," said Mary Travis backstage beside her husband. "We sing a lot at home. Music is his soul. Music is just what he is made of." She said that it's clear that her husband still remembers how to sing and play the guitar, but the stroke caused a condition called aphasia that makes it difficult for him to communicate. "He knows all the words and he can chord every single song with his left hand," she said. Travis, who wore a yellow jacket embroidered with flowers, was all smiles as he watched the performers, who each ended their performances with a hug or a handshake for the singer. The concert was held to raise proceeds for a new foundation set up in his name to help stroke victims. Travis suffered from a viral infection of the heart and was in a coma when the stroke occurred. He spent over five months in hospital and underwent two brain surgeries, but battled back through years of rehabilitation. During his recovery, many of his fellow singers, including the Oak Ridge Boys, Alabama, Josh Turner and Jamey Johnson, would come for visits to sing for him and pray for him, said Mary Travis. Tanya Tucker said every time she visited Travis, she saw how far he had come in his progress. "Someone told me that I am the only one that really made him laugh, so I would go in there and tell him every dirty joke I could think of," said Tucker, who performed "I Told You So." Many artists talked about how Travis opened the door for a neo-traditionalist wave in country music in the late '80s with his unmistakable voice. "The bottom end of his voice is so wonderful," said Rogers, who sang his classic "The Gambler," for Travis. "Most people sing well in the middle of their range, but he got down in the bottom of his range and would just hold it. I never heard anything like that." "There isn't anybody in country music today that doesn't owe their career to Randy Travis," said Brooks from the stage. "I am one of those guys, man." You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/777d3751b7d002bea2bc35bf4c7666a9 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Nancy Pelosi Elected 1st Female House Speaker - 2007 | Today in History | 4 Jan 17
On January 4, 2007, Nancy Pelosi was elected the first female speaker of the House as Democrats took control of Congress. CAPTION: Democrats take control of both houses of congress and elect the first woman speaker. (Jan. 4) [Notes:ANCHOR VOICE] An historic day in the house, as Nancy Pelosi is elected the first woman Speaker of the House. Even though the vote was preordained, there was a thunderous ovation when it became official: UPSOUND: Clerk of the House Karen Haas announcing vote: It was the crowning moment for House Democrats as they took power for the first time in a dozen years: SOT: Pelosi ''I accept this gavel in the spirit of partnership, not partisanship.'' With her six grandchildren in the audience, pelosi called it the culmination of a journey from the kitchen to the congress. SOT: "This is an historic moment _ for the Congress, and for the women of America'' .... then``It is a moment for which we have waited more than 200 years.'' Boehner SOT: ''My fellow americans--whether democrat, republican or independent, today is a cause for celebration.'' The senate also returned to democratic control. Senators began their day with an unusual closed session designed to set a more pleasant tone and eliminate the partisan rancor of previous years Reid SOT: ''Senator McConnell and I believe this is a new day in Washington, that our efforts are going to be to work in a bipartisan basis, in an open fashion, to solve the problems of the American people.'' McConnell SOT: ''This opportunity we had in the Old Senate Chamber was a chance for many of our members to express some of their quiet frustrations, that we get past the level of partisanship that we've witnessed in recent years.'' Standup Bipartisanship is a necessity if anything is to be accomplished in the closely divided senate. But despite Pelosi's promise, house republicans say they have to see some proof they'll be allowed to have some input, especially since they've been shut out of any involvement in the early agenda. ___ ___, The Associated Press. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/be3381cce63e557565e1c734cb11bc71 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Residents of Damascus hope for peace in 2017
(29 Dec 2016) LEAD IN: In Christian neighbourhoods of Damascus, people have been celebrating Christmas and are preparing for New Year celebrations. Across the capital of war-torn Syria, residents cherish dreams of a return to peace in 2017 after nearly six years of conflict. STORY-LINE: Festive decorations light up the streets in Bab Touma, one of the Christian neighbourhoods in Damascus. Residents here are hoping that this Christmas will be the last one they celebrate with their country at war. They are looking forward to a better new year. "We are optimistic. God willing, peace will be upon all Syria. We hope peace and security will be back and we will return to what we were before," says one resident of the Syrian capital. "We wish for a beautiful year. We are very optimistic, with the victories our army is achieving. We hope this year will bring peace to our country," adds another. The Syrian army last week retook full control of Aleppo. Russian President Vladimir Putin announced on Thursday that a Syrian cease-fire agreement has been reached with Turkey. Putin said Russia and Turkey will guarantee the truce, which is set to begin at midnight. He says it will be followed by peace talks between Syrian President Bashar Assad's government and the opposition, and that the Syrian parties would take part in talks to be held in Kazakhstan, without specifying a date. In Damascus, there is hope that next year may see peace finally return to the country. "The best thing that could happen is victory," says one resident. "Damascus was, and will stay, a capital of hope and life." You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/ebc0fdbeec0ef5d298a21a71711b7598 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Queen Elizabeth II, Markle, royals attend Christmas service
(25 Dec 2017) QUEEN ELIZABETH II, MARKLE, ROYALS ATTEND CHRISTMAS SERVICEs Queen Elizabeth II and senior members of the royal family - along with newcomer Meghan Markle, Prince Harry's American fiancee - attended a Christmas church service on Monday as a crowd of local residents gathered. Markle smiled and gave a brief wave in her first public appearance with the queen. She and Harry stopped to talk with several locals on their way back to the queen's residence. The queen was joined by her husband, Prince Philip, and close family members including grandson Prince William and his wife, Kate, who is expected to give birth to the couple's third child in the spring. William and Kate also stopped to talk with area residents who had waited in the cold for a chance to give flowers to the royals. The crowd was larger than in past years, perhaps because of curiosity about Markle. Elizabeth, 91, and Philip, 96, missed last year's church service because they were suffering from the flu, but they seemed in good health during Monday's brief appearance. Philip walked back to the queen's house with other royals, but Elizabeth opted to be driven. Elizabeth planned to use her annual Christmas message to pay tribute to the way the cities of London and Manchester pulled together after extremist attacks earlier this year. Remarks pre-recorded by the monarch will be televised later on Christmas Day in the United Kingdom and the 51 other Commonwealth countries. Excerpts released by Buckingham Palace indicate Elizabeth praises Manchester, hit by a suicide bomber in May, and London, which endured attacks on Parliament, London Bridge and other landmarks. "This Christmas, I think of London and Manchester, whose powerful identities shone through over the past 12 months in the face of appalling attacks," she says. The queen says it was her privilege to visit young survivors of the attack on a Manchester concert hall as they were recovering from the blast which claimed 22 lives. "I describe that hospital visit as a 'privilege' because the patients I met were an example to us all, showing extraordinary bravery and resilience," she says. Elizabeth also pays tribute to her husband, who this year stepped down from most public duties because of his advancing years. She praises him for his "support and unique sense of humor." The queen and Philip are spending the holidays at Elizabeth's country estate in Sandringham, 110 miles (175 kilometers) north of London. The royal family has a private lunch scheduled after the church service. They traditionally exchange gifts on Christmas Eve. This is the first Christmas the family is joined by Markle. The actress and Prince Harry plan to marry at Windsor Castle in May. Elizabeth says in her brief broadcast that the royal family looks forward "to welcoming new members into it next year." You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/cf65ff9a5755873e3d59f3af34fc8636 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Massive solar tower plant built in the Negev Desert
(5 Jan 2017) LEAD IN: In sunny Israel, solar energy supplies just a small percentage of the nation's power needs, leaving it trailing far behind countries with cloudier and colder climates. Now it is trying to turn that around with a large-scale solar project that could mark a giant leap for the country's fledgling solar industry. STORY-LINE: Traditionally run on a fossil fuel-based economy, Israel has struggled to translate its sunny rays into cleaner power. But with the goal of generating 10 percent of its energy from renewable sources by 2020 and the addition of the solar mega-project, a future powered by renewable energy may lie ahead. The project, deep in the Negev desert, is made up of three plots, with a fourth planned for the future, each with a different solar technology. Together, the fields will be Israel's largest renewable energy project when completed by 2018. They are set to generate some 310 megawatts of power, enough for about 130,000 households, or roughly 5 percent of Israel's population, according to Israel's Electricity Authority. "It's the most significant single building block in Israel's commitment to CO2 reduction and renewable energy," says Eran Gartner, chief executive of Megalim Solar Power Ltd., which is building one part of the project. The centerpiece of his project is a solar tower, which will be the world's largest once it is complete at 250 meters (820 feet) tall and will serve as a symbol of Israel's lofty renewable energy goals. Encircling the tower are 50,000 mirrors, known as heliostats, rising from the dusty earth in a shimmering blanket of glass with a 1-square-kilometer (4 square miles) reflective surface stretched out over more than 3 square kilometers (1.2 square miles) of land. Gartner explains that the height of the tower is in direct proportion to the amount of land the state granted the project. To maximize the use of the land, the panels were squeezed together. The closer the panels, the taller the tower needs to be. Using solar-thermal technology, the panels beam sunlight onto a boiler on the top of the tower which heats water, creating steam that will then spin a turbine and generate electricity. There are a number of solar-thermal fields around the world, with the largest solar tower currently near Ivanpah, California, in the Mojave desert. That project, which is the largest solar-thermal field at 14 square kilometers (5.5 square miles), has about 170,000 heliostats with 140-meter-tall (460-foot) towers. Another solar-thermal plot at Ashalim will be able to store energy even when the sun goes down. A third plot will use photovoltaic solar technology to produce energy. Yaron Szilas, CEO of Shikun & Binui Renewable Energy, the lead developer of the second solar-thermal plot, says combining the three technologies in one project was a wise move by the government because each has its own advantage. He says that in terms of the amount of electricity that will be produced, the project measures up to other large-scale solar fields in California and Chile. Israel has developed some of the world's most advanced solar energy equipment and enjoys a nearly endless supply of sunshine, but when it comes to deploying large-scale solar technology at home, the country lags behind. Israeli solar companies, frustrated by government bureaucracy, have often taken their expertise abroad. Countries with cooler climates like Germany have outpaced Israel in renewable energy development. Germany for example gets nearly 30 percent of its energy from renewable sources. For Israel, that number currently stands at 2.5 percent. Gartner says that Israel has often been reluctant to hand out huge parcels of land, a necessity for producing solar power on a large scale. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/00ad1b8c1cebec2f0e8defd68e60a6b0 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Mattis hosts Saudi Crown Prince at Pentagon
(16 Mar 2017) US Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis hosted and roundtable meeting at the Pentagon Thursday with Saudi Arabia's Deputy Crown Prince and Minister of Defense. The Pentagon visit followed a White House meeting between Prince Mohammad bin Salman and President Trump on Tuesday. In opening remarks before the meeting, Secretary Mattis said the U.S.-Saudi relationship "has held firm through good times and bad" over many decades. And he thanked the 31-year-old leader for his "vigorous leadership" and "willingness to broaden and deepen" Saudi Arabia's support for common efforts. For his part, the Crown Prince said his nation is "on the front line facing" very serious dangers in the region and the world. He listed Iran and extremist organizations as the top challenges Saudi Arabia faces but said his country is "very optimistic under the leadership of President Trump." During the White House meeting earlier in the week, Trump reportedly emphasized the need to normalize relations between the US and Saudi Arabia, which had soured in recent years over Saudi objections to the Iran nuclear deal, reached by the Obama administration. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/6b23c72339d30f7550e059b2bc7ec6ac Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Rod Stewart surprises crowd with impromptu street performance
(6 Nov 2017) ROD STEWART SURPRISES CROWD WITH IMPROMPTU STREET PERFORMANCE British rock legend Rod Stewart rolled back the years Monday (6 NOV. 2017) with a surprise performance of "Handbags and Gladrags" at London's Piccadilly Circus. In front a spellbound crowd, Stewart – who began his musical career playing on the streets of London – joined busker Henry Facey for an acoustic performance of the hit song. The 72-year-old's impromptu appearance was to promote the November 13 unveiling of "The Adoration Trilogy - Searching for Apollo" legacy photograph at the Victoria and Albert Museum. The project - a collaboration between The Who's Roger Daltry and photographer Alistair Morrison – features over 60 musical legends pictured as street performers. Measuring a sizeable 4 x 5 meters, the photograph is valued at 6.5 million US Dollars. In addition to the original, a limited number of master prints will also be on sale. Purchasers of the pieces will be asked to donate to Daltry's charities Teenage Cancer Trust and Teen Cancer America. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/cee75fc8db2d7b74fd5c9538e600068b Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Battery-powered pod taxis aim to change city mobility
(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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Activist and former IS hostage, Nadia Murad, visits Yazidi camp
(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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Five simple exercises help to prevent rugby injuries
(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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Trump Greets Military at Pentagon
(20 Jul 2017) President Donald Trump shook hands with members of the military as he arrived at the Pentagon for a meeting on national security on Thursday. Trump is focusing on the fight against the Islamic State group in Afghanistan during this visit to the defense department. When asked about the visit, the President said "the meeting was great, a very good meeting." The president didn't address an anticipated spike in troop levels in Afghanistan, telling reporters, "you'll be hearing." The Trump administration hopes to address weaknesses in Afghan forces with a new strategy and the infusion of several thousand American forces. There are now about 8,400 there. The additional U.S. troops are expected to bolster the Afghan forces in critical areas so they can eventually take greater control over the security of their own nation. The Taliban have slowly resurged, following the decision to end the combat role of U.S. and international forces at the end of 2014. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/0f6c71f23aa8baafee07a53333fc5d5b 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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