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serena williams has been fined $17,000 for code violations during yesterday's us open final. williams was deducted a game as she lost to japan's naomi osaka, after a row with the umpire. and sir mo farah wins the great north run for a record breaking 5th consecutive time, kenya's vivian cheruiyot wins the women's race. hello and welcome to our look ahead to what the the papers will be bringing us tomorrow. with me are anne ashworth — associate editor of the times — and the broadcasterjohn stapleton welcome to you both. many of tomorrow's front pages are already in. let's start with the financial times who declare ‘relief for may‘ after savage attacks at home — they say the eu is planning to help finalise a brexit deal with the uk ‘senior tories slam boris‘ on the front of the metro after his
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comments about theresa may's brexit plans are called ‘disgusting' and ‘sickening'. those divisions inside the conservative party continue on the front of the i — which says four senior tories hit back at the former foreign secretary. boris is back in the the daily telegraph which carries new comments from the former minister who says theresa may must cut taxes to help britain thrive post—brexit. the guardian reveals that the metropolitan police are increasingly dropping investigations into serious crimes within hours of them being reported. a ‘dementia cure within a decade' in the daily express. scientists say they are close to a breakthrough that could pave the way for a final cure. and out of the kitchen and on to the street — jamie oliver appears on the front of the mirror after the star chased down a burglar after attempted break—in at his family home. let's begin in first with the
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financial times which has this rather appealing picture story. it's about sweden heading to the polls and this dead heat, the bit with the admiration party which is making big gains. it's extraordinary. sweden for more than a century has been a country that we associate with a very extensive welfare state, with liberal values, it is turning like so liberal values, it is turning like so much of the rest of europe to wards populist anti—immigration parties. the swedish democrats, who have a very overtly anti—immigration stance, have done not as well as people thought they might have done at the polls but will have put the ruling democratic party in a position where they will find it a real problem to form government now.
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who imagined that sweden had turned this way? i was looking at some figures and i think by 2050 30% of the swedish population will be muslim, and it is that kind of thing thatis muslim, and it is that kind of thing that is inclining people to back these anti—immigration parties. that is inclining people to back these anti—immigration partiesm these anti—immigration partiesm the last ten years more than 500,000 people have applied for asylum in sweden. this is fewer than in germany where 2 million apart applied, but as a proportion of the population it is the biggest number anywhere in europe. there are about 10 million swedes so i think it is sizeable. but we seen this happen week where parties that have in the past have been marginal voices across europe are gaining traction. they are and some of us like to think it is a blip and will go away in much the same way that the national front came and went away, and you could say ukip to a large
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extent as well. but in so many countries as and is said, hungary, italy, now sweden as well, it is worrying, but that is the voice of the people and the people of sweden, this lovely mild, generous, laid—back place, suddenly it is a hotbed of political dissent from a group of people whose origins are in the nazi party. but it's also kind of growing distrust among people in the whole political system. they cannot see change happening from the existing parties so they are registering protest votes to say we are fed up with the whole lot of you, just bring about change. and they are not exactly sure what they want, but they want something different from what they are getting. let's stay with the financial times. relief for may as barnier said the go—ahead to pin down a brexit deal. it almost reads
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as if michel barnier is trying to throw theresa may a lifeline at an important point for her. the first headline regarding brexit the theresa may will smile at i think tomorrow morning if she sees it. maybe she will even see at night. this story is saying, and i think this is a completely new line, actually michel barnier has been givena actually michel barnier has been given a mandate by the rest of the eu to close the deal, basically. and originally, according to them, when it got its final stage they watched a very firm statement saying this is what britain is losing out by leaving the eu, but she has been to acce pt leaving the eu, but she has been to accept more of a fudge, which they think will enable theresa may to get it past the house of commons or past the doubters within her party with more ease than previously. if that is true, it is the first good news oi'i is true, it is the first good news on brexit. is the message of this piece that actually the eu doesn't much mind the chequers bell? they
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could live with that they are seeking an accommodation with it and by november serious may... that is the application. the information is a bit short on precise detail. we are always short on precise detail. but isn't the also implication that isa but isn't the also implication that is a lot of levers have said, they need a dealjust as much as we do. of course, but that is not the position they have adopted publicly so position they have adopted publicly so far. we have made all the concessions. in the current climate, if you are the leader of eu nation you would be very worried about the kind of market and other financial consequences of an ideal brexit because the contagion from the problems that might happen in our own stock and currency markets would spread to theirs. so i think that they are as worried as mrs may. we will wait and see. we were
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inevitably going to talk about the former foreign secretary, were we not? and here we are. firstly, or first, should i say, on the metro. senior tories slam boris. a number of ministers at rage by the kind of language that boris johnson of ministers at rage by the kind of language that borisjohnson has used, saying theresa may has thrown a suicide vest around britain and handed the detonator to brussels. siralan duncan, who handed the detonator to brussels. sir alan duncan, who was a junior men and stirunder sir alan duncan, who was a junior men and stir under boris as foreign secretary, says it is disgusting, the worst thing he's heard in politics and if this doesn't finish borisjohnson he will politics and if this doesn't finish boris johnson he will personally make sure of it. this is his former colleague in the foreign office saying this. another tory mp who served in helmand and has seen the impact of suicide vests, he has seen his own soldiers die and be seriously wounded regards it as equally disgusting. why does boris
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johnson use language like this? you could argue on this occasion it is to distract from his social life, or another bid to keep himself on the front page in his bid for leadership. yesterday i saw two very long place about cicero and ancient rome and like the rest of the audience i was seeing all these parallels with the current political system discourse. the more you ratchet up the pressure the more you use, frankly, i accept full language. the more you seem, your message seems to cut through. and it seems as if the more normal political discourse which was about agreeing to disagree is not enough any more, you have got to be outspoken and frankly objectionable in this case. but does it cut through? isn't there a point at which people stop wanting to hear it and listen to it? everybody expects politics to be a bit rough sometimes. i think he would still, from what i have read and heard, i
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would suggest he would still command the respect and support of a lot of tory party members at outside westminster. whether he commands the respect and support of mps, tory party members within westminster from here is another question entirely, because it is becoming an all too familiar sight this front page, everyday something about boris, will come under some more. you cannot keep him away. and it is all about getting boris into number ten, in my opinion. that use us up nicely. i do my best. buzz feed, this was published tonight, this story. inside the tory brexiteer plot to topple theresa may and make borisjohnson prime plot to topple theresa may and make boris johnson prime minister. plot to topple theresa may and make borisjohnson prime minister. this centres around the er g. and they may not much care for boris and his private life but they are determined
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to unseat mrs may and put boris in the topjob. how to unseat mrs may and put boris in the top job. how exactly they will get the support that they need for such a move is unclear, however i wonder if they are a small group that feels because they all believe this must happen, they all believe boris must be in number ten thus it will happen. but the mechanics of removing a leader are much more complex. they need 48 mps to sign up toa complex. they need 48 mps to sign up to a vote of no—confidence and that isa to a vote of no—confidence and that is a lot. they are saying in this piece they have that, 48 people, it's the first i've heard anyone claim that. they are also saying that boris is social life is not a factor. i don't know if you agree or disagree, but it doesn't... john's past social life and his philander rings and his anti—social behaviour or inappropriate behaviour doesn't seem to have harmed him too much.
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all the opinion polls don't seem to have dented his popularity. and in some ways, and i will probably be land mass is this, boris behaves like a pound shop trump, doesn't he? the fact that it is america rather than here, the tone, the nature of politics, it has been rather different over the years. the idea... a conservative leader almost has to be a moral guardian. we know where that gotjohn major. has to be a moral guardian. we know where that got john major.|j has to be a moral guardian. we know where that got john major. i think that was true in the past, but don't you remember paddy ashdown confessed to inappropriate behaviour, i will go to inappropriate behaviour, i will go any further than that. his popularity soared. so we like someone who is a bit of a lad? maybe. but i don't think in this day and age politicians are done much time by it. certainly divorce doesn't. 100,000
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time by it. certainly divorce doesn't.100,000 people a year divorce so why should one more make a difference ? divorce so why should one more make a difference? shall we finish with the telegraph? if you must. it's on the telegraph? if you must. it's on the list, so i'd better. labour is institutionally racist says umunna. extraordinary. first time he has been quite so outspoken. just on the eve ofjewish been quite so outspoken. just on the eve of jewish new been quite so outspoken. just on the eve ofjewish new year, he is saying the anti—semitism he sees amongst his colleagues in the labour party making institutionally racist. we we re making institutionally racist. we were talking about what extraordinary charge that was. first appeared in the macpherson report. into the activities of the metropolitan police surrounding the death of stephen lawrence. that's when i first came across his face. he said it was institutionally racist and it has hung around their necks ever since. but for a labour
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politician to say the labour party is racist is some deal. do we think this is a bid for the leadership? umunna seeing himself... tony blair said the other day that the labour party have had it, or his labour party, the extremists in his language have taken it and maybe there is a case for a breakaway movement. and if there was a breakaway movement then umunna is theoretically at least someone in theoretically at least someone in the front to lead it. but he is saying i want to stay in the tent and fight from there. because they know what happened in the 19805 when there was a breakaway party, the stp wa5 ruinous for them. there was a breakaway party, the stp was ruinous for them. it's interesting. and all this is on the back of umunna saying call off the dogs. and then they turned the dogs on him. that's it for the papers this hour. anne and john will be back at 11.30pm for another look at the papers.
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next on bbc news it's click. this is nelson ‘5 column in trafalgar square and its base is guarded by four giant lions. soon the5e guarded by four giant lions. soon these guys will be joined by ff and that are rather unusual one at that. it is arriving with the help of google and paul carter has been to find out more. protests. celebrations. mourning. trafalgar square has long been a place where voices have come together. the lions have sat in the square since 1867 have heard them all.
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but what if they could speak? as part of london design festival, a fifth lion is going to appear in the square, powered by machine learning. the result is an interactive sculpture called please feed the lions, a collaboration between designer e5 devlin and google art5 and culture lab. members of the public will be able to feed the [ions with words which in turn will generate poetry created by an artificial neural network. it uses an algorhythm known as long short—term memory recurrent neural network. snappy! the [ions have learned how to write by reading millions of words of 19th—century poetry relevant to the time he [ions were first installed in the square. machine learning becomes a way not to replace human poetry writing but a way to allow people who wouldn't normally be able to write a poem or wouldn't normally think about writing a poem, but to allow them to gather their words together and form a collective stream of thought. to add order to what could otherwise be a chaos of people's jammed together thoughts. and you don't have to go to the square to take part in this. you can go onto the website and contribute online too, so it's not just for londoner5. that's very important to me. the algorithm works by learning to predict the next text character over and over again, always taking into account those that came before.
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similar to predictive text, it repeats this process until it can do so accurately consequences it hasn't seen before. when members of the public feed in words of their own, the machine will expand them into its own form of poetry. once the poems have been generated, they will be projected onto a screen in the mouth of the lion and when it get5 dark, onto nelson's column. but hang on a minute. isn't asking members of the public to input their own words asking for trouble? we have applied filters, so... and filters where all of the words have to be in the oxford english dictionary and then there is filters against offensive words and if you try to enter a word that the lion is not happy with then it will simply tell you, i'm unable to read this word. please try again. suffered a eye and machine learning becoming more. what does the future hold for the relationship between art and technology? does technology make sense? does it add a value? because if not then, you know, leave the art alone. but if it can be a tool, a creative tool perhaps or perhaps
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a collaborator, i take with the case of the lions, it is both a tool and a collaborator. or perhaps it enables the art to be accessed and experienced more broadly. it's every parent's nightmare. losing sight of your child, even for a few seconds, can be terrifying. and in the dystopian future of black mirror, it leads this mother to implant her child with an all seeing monitoring device. one slightly less invasive solution is to give them a 5martphone, which means they are contactable and trackable using gps and in fact 83% of young teenagers in the uk now own a 5martphone which, of course, raises the spectre of device addiction from an early age. so what if you had a way of knowing your child's location and communicating with them without the need for a smartphone? enter the norwegian xplorer 5martwatch, a children's wearable with an in—built sim card and a gps locator. parents can keep track of them on the app and will get an alert if the child leaves a defined safety zone. it also acts as a phone, allowing the child to ring or receive calls and texts from trusted contacts or to send an sos if they feel in danger. sounds like a good idea,
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but wherever there is tracking there is the worry of hacking. the boss admits it's a very sensitive issue. as a parent of young kids myself i absolutely want to know they are safe and i want to know where they are but i also don't want anyone else to know where they are, and there is the worry of hacking with any kind of tracker. we have been working very, very intensively with data protection agencies in norway and germany also with a third party, tuv, which is a very well—recognised certifying partner for security services. do you think there is a danger that we are moving towards a society where we are happy to constantly surveil our children and our family and, yeah, we are moving towards a world where there is no privacy and do you think there is an age at which kids don't need to wear this kind of device? these devices are designed for kids below the moment they have a smartphone.
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there are also some cases we try to promote all the time around health, if your child is going for a football match or doing some activity out there, sometimes a smartphone is not the best thing to wear but this smartwatch is able to keep you connected. so there are some uses even for teenagers that mean the watch is quite useful. the increasing worry in our world is that kids have all the time the tablets of their fathers or their parents and we want them to go out, play, it is notjust being connected with your family, no access to social media etc but as well the outside — enjoy the experience outside of your home with your friends, with your family. not being all the time with the tablet. now i think it's fair
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to say we have a pretty funjob here on click but there is one company that dedicates one day every year to letting its employees simply play. kate russell went to see just what difference that can make. the late great sir george bernard shaw is known to have said, we don't stop playing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop playing. i've come along to lego headquarters in london to find out a little more about the science behind play. for lego employees, the 7th of september is play day, when they take time off their normal duties to have fun with the product at the heart of the business. i think it really is a time for us to get back to understand our model, get back to understand why are we here, and whichever department you are into think about the fact that, i might be in pond, i might be in finance but at the end of the day, am here for getting that smile on the kit's face. you will get no argument from me that a day of play is good for the spirit, but is there a scientific reason why it could be good for our health?
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that is the question scientists at the university of london goldsmiths want to answer. this is an exploratory research project to try to understand the effect of play on workforces. we have a fairly traditional experimental design, we have a control environment at the beginning, a regular workday, and then we have a payday when they are exposed throughout the day to a variety of play interventions and then we have a day after which we can examine the residual effect of the payday on the individuals. today they are running a proof of concept pilot to see what results a serious study might turn up in the future. a small group of volunteers have been connected to heart rate monitors to measure the physiological effects of stimulating play throughout a series of different activities. they will also be self reporting the psychological effects by answering a series of specially designed questions through a chat bot. ian wynne is the man with the tech. what's that? this is a high—resolution heart rate
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monitor, 1000 hertz. you just put it under your top, in contact with the skin and then round back and clip it on, then go and play. then go and play. if i must! i'm a big roller—coaster fan, and what better way to get your heart racing? so i recruited mini me and mini spencer for some good old—fashioned play. chris explained that the brain controls the speed of our heartbeats based on what is going on around us. when we need greater concentration to handle stressful situations, it speeds the heart up, increasing blood flow. then the heart slows back again when we enter a period of rest 01’ recovery. looks like mini spencer might need a longer period of convalescence after that ride. i was bricking it, to be honest. so what are the results that you expect to get from the, you know, the baseline versus the play day with our lego people?
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what we are expecting to see is really good engagement so scores will go down because they need more energy, more activity, more concentration on the really difficult tasks. but really good recoveries as well, because they are enjoying it. once they have had that stressful moment, they should be able to bounce back and recover very quickly for the next one. if you are constantly stressed and on edge, you won't experienced the peaks and troughs associated with healthy brain and heart activity. there is a difference between acute stress and chronic stress. acute stress you would expect, if a lion pops up behind you then fight or flight is the right response. if you have long—term stress, chronic stress, then that can be a much more negative indication. i think everybody is really excited now, there is a whole renewed energy worldwide around well—being in the workplace and trying to understand how we can better motivate and engage with workforces and employees and i think play is a really interesting and innovative way to do that. the results are in from this pilot, and suggest certain types of play could help workers recover more quickly from stressful
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periods and crucially, and might help raise levels of confidence and creativity in certain personality types. i guess i'm the type of personality that would quite happily sit in a spinning top all day. spencer. can we get one of these in the office? please! so that is what rofl means. rolling on the floor laughing. yes, we will order one especially for you, kate. that's it for this week. don't forget we live on facebook and twitter so you can find us at... thanks for watching and we will see you soon. we are going to start the new working week with a tussle
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between warm air and cooler. we felt the effects of both today, the south—east have sunshine and temperatures approaching the middle 205. further north and east, in scotland, temperatures here around 16 degrees with frequent heavy downpours and this cloud you can see here is going to bring further heavy downpours across scotland particularly as we go through what is rest of this evening and overnight. you can see the showers drifting north—east blown on a brisk wind, wind gusts of 55 mph across parts of the west of scotland. further south, a quieter night, quite breezy, some clear spells to come and temperatures around 9—12d. moving into monday, we start the day with sunshine, showers for a time across the north of scotland and then as we get into the afternoon, thick cloud will bring outbreaks of rain in the west of scotland, perhaps the far north—west of england, the winds strengthening again, quite cool in the north—west, not as warm as today,
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but still up to 21 or 22 degrees. another bout of wet and windy weather during monday night and then we get into tuesday we will be left with this trailing weather front, really slicing the country in two. it will bring cloud, some outbreaks of rain, much of it light and patchy, misty and murky as well. this weather front will divide the warm air in the south—east from the cooler air further north and west, so temperatures in the london area close to 24 degrees, more like the mid teens across parts of scotland and northern ireland. further showers in the north—west. by wednesday, the front will be wriggling around, uncertainty about how quickly it will clear, it looks like it will hang around wringing damp weather in the south. sunshine and blustery showers in the north—west but for all of us, are significantly cooler field, between 15 and 70 degrees and finally it looks like we will push that front out
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of the way as they get into thursday, behind that, all of us get into that cooler and fresh air. it will not be raining all the time but there will be a little bit of rain in the forecast, blustery winds in the north and generally quite a cool feel. this is bbc news. the headlines at 11 — boris johnson attacks the prime minister's brexit plans saying she has wrapped the country in a suicide vest and handed the detonator to brussels. trade unions back calls for a new referendum on brexit, if theresa may fails to get a good enough deal. in sweden — gains for the far right, after immigration dominates the election campaign. also this hour — north korea stages a huge military display to celebrate its 70th anniversary. but the country's long range missiles weren't part of the display of power. serena williams is fined over an outburst at the us open, igniting a row over
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sexism in tennis. and sir mo farah wins the great north run for a record —— and at 11:30 we'll be taking an in—depth look at the papers with our reviewers.
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