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"paralympic games" Discussed on The Current
"I think is really big deal. Trista what are you going to miss the most about elite level competition. Oh i don't wanna think about her really. Because i'll be so many things I think probably the thing i'll miss. The most is being around post competition when when people's performances have settled in and whether it's my own performance or someone else's but when there's that that that post race Sort of camaraderie and celebration of what's been achieved when someone had a great ride or world records been broken or whatever it might be but just you know Being in that environment where people are setting really high goals and achieving them It's a pretty powerful environment to be in. And i think that's one of the things i'll miss the most. This is the end of your sporting career at that level. But sarah. You're just getting rolling you of your is set On paris yeah definitely I am at the third of my career here in sports. So i am excited and i do have my sights on paris for sure. That's exciting and we will watch you in those years ahead in the meantime tristen. It's been great to watch you. And congratulations both of you. Not many of us get to represent this country abroad. And you've both done really well. Thank you very much. Thanks so much about tristen chernov than sarah maki to of candidates. Paralympic athletes just back from the tokyo games for more. Cbc podcasts goto. Cbc dot ca slash podcasts..
"paralympic games" Discussed on The Current
"These he fell in love with it. What do you love about the discus. i love that you're constantly bettering yourself for the most part because each throw you always have the opportunity to throw further the new previously dead and was it a transition. It's nothing really like competitive figure skating but are there skills that you take from one to the other that you can apply or is learning learning a completely new sport Yeah i think it was an in a way any a completely new sport for me I did throw javelin when i was still Able bodied cited have some of the motions of throwing however To do it from a seated position quite a lot different. You don't have the momentum to carry forward it's really just a complete static drew So yeah i think having the competitive mindset already from figure skating definitely helps me But it was like learning a new sport for sure in you said something earlier about what paris board has given you just briefly. Tell me about that what. What is being a competitive per cyclist meant for you as a person. Well so many things but i think the the the paramount has been for me. It's helped me eliminate any fear that i was holding onto when my disease started to advance and i started to think that i was losing the lifestyle of the athletic lifestyle that i was accustomed to when i So i also had a a long Sporting life in able body as well paddle sport predominantly and when the neuropathy started to come to to the change. My body dramatically I yeah i had a lot of fear and when i got into para cycling and with all of a sudden awakened to all these athletes especially when it was international events. I started to see all these. Incredible athletes Maybe the best athletes i've ever seen because of the you know the athletic achievement An adaptation i was just phenomenal. That people what people were were learning to do with with the impairments around the impairments they had. I realized that no matter what happens with my body. And i'm where it goes as long as i'm willing to be the best of human adaptation which is something that will as people humans were were amazing at I can always find a way to do what i love. I just have to be willing to to adapt and so ever from ever since that really first international competition moment when i saw all these other Athletes adopting and achieving amazing things. I i have have been able to kind of be be free for many anxiety or fear. Fear on the investment of my disease. What about for you sarah..
"paralympic games" Discussed on The Current
"I've had a lot of that. And it's been wonderful and it could be transformative someone else who's had that lifelong or career-long dream And is working. So hard. And i felt maybe overcoming more disability than me. That's a really sounds decision to make. I mean that's that's there's there's really quite something to that well Maybe but like. I said i mean i think quite some time ago i probably could have realized. It was a great time to retire when i wasn't so driven to get on the podium anymore And i kind of lost Quite quite some time ago. Kind of lost that excitement and elation that can come from from realizing that the goal and many people have I was caught up. In the. I mean i love pushing myself. I love training. They'll never stop doing that. And i love. They had that feeling of success. But really i only could reconnect with how great it can be to make it onto that podium. When i would see someone else beat me and get up there for. Maybe the first time on that top. Step and i would be able to relive that feeling through witnessing it more than i would feel that feeling myself anymore. And you've gone through this a few different times. I mean sarah. This is the first time that you've competed in a paralympics. I mean how did you. How did you end up with the discus of all of the sports that that you could have Ended up competing in. What was it about discus that that probably I have a background as a competitive skater. before i became paralyzed into and thirteen So i have always been a very competitive person but a competitive person in individuals sports It's kind of like my niche. That i enjoy So when the alberta schools athletic association integrated passports into the high school athletics. I was convinced to try. Wheelchair racing originally For my school. And then the following year they Integrated throwing events into the provincials as well. So i'm i did throwing kind of just fell in love with it and i had early success when i did start throwing so for me. It was something that i could fill the competitive drive with but also still be Successful at And from there. I just kind of picked it up and continued on from twenty sixteen right now. Our lives are on our phones and with our phones. Full of live streamed exercise glasses. Midday work calls and nightly family video calls. There's no room for fraud calls thankfully. At and t. Makes customer security a priority helping block those pesky calls..
"paralympic games" Discussed on The Current
"You still had to come. Why did you do that. Yeah Great question and there are many pieces to it but predominantly this happened because After my very first event. I was confirmed to be reclassified. And it just i guess I just had a flood of emotion about that and and thoughts and what was really clear for me. Was that I i it was better to finish out my career Sort of And nots not lived through that big change in that arena I've had so much. Wonderful success and good fortune in my career of cycling that to to continue on for the other three races in a classification that that i would be in which include. That leads that i feel are overcoming a lot more disability than i am. You know this is really where Where i would like to devote some of my time. Now that i i'm sort of taking a step back classified as have so much challenge in the system is is very challenging. There's no perfect system. But i really became apparent. There must be a better way and to just explain for people who don't know i mean being reclassified. What does that mean so that would mean for me that i'm assessed by by Classified who are looking at the level of disability. That i'm overcoming in my sports and i have a degenerative neuropathy so i prefer nervous system breaking down over time and i'm forty six now and maybe should have expected that there'd be some declined but there was there was a measured decline that Scored me into class. C one from c. To where i had been. And so that meant that. But i only like. I only gist surpassed that line. So that meant that. I was now going to be in a classification where the bandwidth of variants. It's quite high between athletes and not especially in that classification. Because you have athletes. There's no there's no lower classification than not as far as like more impairments. So the the span of of disability people are overcoming and not particular class even more than others. It's huge and i would be at the very top end of that scale so i felt that i quite likely would be occupying podium spots where where other people that are overcoming more disability would have a better chance if i wasn't there and and it just it was was very very clear to me. That's another podium. Is gonna do nothing at this point to enhance better or change my life. I've had that..
"paralympic games" Discussed on The Current
"Cbc listen and wherever you get your podcasts. This is a cbc podcast. They were postponed a year. Some said they should have gone ahead at all. They were expensive. They were put on for the very first time without fans but in spite of all of that the show yes indeed. It did go on in tokyo. And yesterday the current came down on at all as the paralympics wrapped up and hasn't been a magic to the paralympic games even in a pandemic exceptional athletes expectations elation disappointment this year of course who was also cove in nineteen canadian paralympian persevered through it all and put on some amazing performances and so to tell us more about the experience. I'm joined by two of them. Trista chernoff for time paralympic medalist in para cycling tristen won silver in tokyo and is now home with his family in british columbia and sarah mickey is back in medicine hat alberta after her sixth place finish in the discus. She is a first time paralympian. Good morning to you both..
"paralympic games" Discussed on The Lab
"The paralympic games are in full swing. There have been some incredible stories. So far like tic tac sensation and visually impaired swimmer anesthesia. Pagodas taking home gold sprinter. Nick mayhew breaking eleven seconds in the one hundred meters not once but twice on. Espn around the horn. Tony reality took the time to shout out swimmer jessica. Long who made history at the paralympic.
"paralympic games" Discussed on The World: Latest Edition
"Regions where storms typically form and because of different wind currents who can expect to see changes in where storms typically go so. We're trying to get a handle on. All of the changes that climate change will make in the climatology. Hurricanes carry manual professor of atmospheric sciences at the massachusetts institute of technology in cambridge massachusetts kerry. Thank you very much. You're quite welcome. You're listening to the world. I'm marco werman you're with the world. Athletes are halfway through the paralympic games in tokyo and since the opening ceremony last week the action has been nonstop. the world's bianca hillier has been following the events for us. Hey hey marco. So bianca i have to say. The news out of afghanistan has really taken sites off of tokyo. But actually before we get to the metal council. Let's talk about the afghanistan paralympic team. I know the two athletes zakia who the daddy and hosain resilient. They were stuck in afghanistan after the taliban takeover and they missed the opening ceremony. What is update on them. that's right. The athletes were speaking out on social media trying to get out of kabul and into tokyo and initially both the afghanistan paralympic committee and the international paralympic committee. Said there wouldn't be a safe way to make that happen but over the weekend. The ipc announced both athletes did finally arrive at the games. They didn't say how. The athletes got out of kabul but mentioned it was a quote major global operation with the help of several governments and other agencies at a press conference yesterday. Spokesperson craig spence teared up and said the athletes arrival at the tokyo. Airport was extremely emotional. It was remarkable. It really was a remarkable meeting. Having seen images of the athletes being evacuated on a plane to see them in person in invest safe and well in the pilot pick village is something. I don't think we'll ever forget. Said the anchor. These afghan athletes are in tokyo. Now what events will be competing in. We'll be seeing. Daddy compete in taekwondo and rasul erase on the track this week but other than that. These athletes will largely be out of sight. They've been given permission to skip postgame interviews and won't be speaking with any media during the games and they're so tight lipped that we don't even know if they're going to be headed back to afghanistan after the games that is understandable and wishing the best of luck to those afghans at their upcoming competitions. What about paralympian already. Winning tokyo has a competition. Been so far. We'd be here all day. If i shared the long list of unbelievable moment but there are a few standouts today. India's sumo until had a seriously jaw-dropping dropping thirty minutes of play. Listen to this. He throws javelin and on his. I throw of the day. He set a world record. So amazing start but then on his second throw he broke that world record again and just minutes later. He threw even farther securing yet. Another world record a gold medal and a call from prime minister. Narendra modi him in that video until is sitting down hair still sweaty from competition and he's clutching his gold medal in his hand while talking to the prime minister..
2 Afghan Athletes Arrive in Tokyo to Compete in Paralympics
"From Afghanistan have arrived in Tokyo to compete in the Paralympics. The International Paralympic Committee said they were informed the two members of the Afghan Paralympic team would not be allowed to travel to Tokyo that news kicked off a global effort to get the two evacuated safely. In a statement, the I, P C Athletes council chairperson said. Both athletes have been extremely clear that after years of training they wanted to Compete on the biggest stage of all the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games and the fact that so many authorities have combined to make this possible truly wonderful. Coming up
"paralympic games" Discussed on Gladiator: Aaron Hernandez and Football Inc.
"Oscar pistorius the double amputee sprinter from south africa. Known simply as the blade runner was once considered the greatest paralympian of all time. He racked up. Gold medals broke world records and was celebrated as a hero in his home country of south africa. In two thousand twelve pistorious made history as the first amputee sprinter to compete at the olympic games. But then six months later he shot and killed his girlfriend. Revisted camp the shocking crime captivated people around the world but the ensuing media circus ultimately lost sight of the real victims and serious issues at stake in false idol. A new podcast from religion of sports. Npr rex journalists. Tim rohan reexamines. The story of oscar stories but tells it through different lens through the eyes of the people that pistorius impacted the lives. He devastated and the wake he left behind joined him as he traces pistorius rise and fall remembers the life of reva steenkamp and try to understand how a tragedy like her. Death could have happened searched for false idol. Wherever you listen to podcasts higher. Everyone i'm tim. Ruin host a false idol before we get started. I wanna let you know. This episode contains scenes and descriptions of domestic violence. This won't be the only episode where that's the case so throughout the series. We'll give you a heads up here. At the top of the show at the two thousand eight paralympics. The one hundred meter final was about to start and all eyes were on two runners to of the fastest amputees world. Well has added a long time for this event and in particular for one man. I'll scopus story. The whole stadium was buzzing about the stories. The young upstart from south africa. Who is known simply as the blade. Runner doesn't mind. Sentenced died but there are seven others in this rise. Once i saw that stadium i'll man was full of people that admiration the idolizing. I mean he was absolutely huge and they were one hundred percent there to see him win. That's marlins shirley an american sprinter. He was in the lane next to stories. He won the previous two gold medals in this event in his mind. This was his race to lose. I was gonna win doubt in my mind. I was not worry concerned. I was not going to win one hundred meter race but perhaps shirley should have been worried in the months leading up to this race. He dealt with staph infection in his knee and multiple surgeries. I did a few little run up the tracks. Kind of get that energy from the crowd. Going and i could just feel that little little tiny zinger in the back of my aquiles surely took his place in the starting blocks. He told himself. It's only ten seconds. I'll be fine and dislike that we're gone and my muscle memory just took over and is quick as race started. It ended marley here. Kuzma story has. The story is barely singleton at the line. What happened to shirley. He hit hard surely had ruptured his achilles midway through the race. I was actually really embarrassed. I just wanted to get out of there. You know is the loneliest place in the world. Even though i was the you know multi champion. The returning medalists. Don't matter i was a stay guy that was laying in the track. You know trying to hold back some tears and grabbing my ankle brian. frasure shirley's best friend. I've been running the knicks lane over and thank god. Brian was there just for seniors. Run across that line and comeback for me. If i had and had him there for me at that moment i don't know what i would have done. He picked me up and always be indebted to him. He made that moment tolerable eventually. Pistorious came over and padded shirley on the shoulder as pistorious left he turned and watched a shirley tried getting up and then crumbled to the ground again wincing in pain. We aware of what happened to him. Out of the corner. Ma dropped Obviously probably focusing on your end writes There's very very personal photo of exactly what it is like in a moment of officers little world. I'm down on the ground by qisas. Ruptured gate ruptured. Like you seem to stand in there to smile and hold hands like try is a perfect shot of me on the tracks in complete agony and pain you know and as you said they're just smiling. He's like no concern none. They'll small moments. Are you really see so much character. Those ramona's he's failed on. That race was the moment that pistorious blue by shirley and left him in the dust for good from their teresa. Go on to become arguably the greatest paralympian of all time. He'd win six paralympic gold medals rewrite the record books and become the first amputee sprinter to compete at the olympic games. He'd redefine what we thought about disability about human potential and inspire millions of people around the world then in a single night. everything changed. News is coming in the south. African police have charged oscar pistorius with murdered. The olympic athlete was arrested after his girlfriend was shot dead at his home in the early hours. Valentine's day twenty thirteen story is shot and killed his girlfriend. Rivas steenkamp. i'm tim ruin. And i'm a senior writer with religion of sports before coming to zero. I worked as a writer with the new york. Times and sports illustrated i followed from afar as destroys his murder. Trial made headlines around the world afterward. Several journalists wrote books and made documentaries trying to capture the stories his fall from grace. I read the books and watch the movies. And it felt like part of the story wasn't being told it often seemed as if people talk the story from pistorius point of view and they minimize the life of steenkamp oscar pistorius and reva steenkamp or one of the world's hot couples but now the paralympics superstar runner is accused of murdering his bombshell covergirl on valentine's day. But this is about so much more than oscar. pistorius it's about jenner as violence. This was someone store check but she was important enough. Despite the fact that she was brutally murdered. Hero worship people like oscar. Had god lack significant. We have very anxious not tarnish those images and a country. Having a long overdue reckoning with race we were so busy focusing on building utopia that we didn't go back and dismantle the horror of the system that we had inherited. I wanted to tell that story and to do that. We needed to look at it. From a different point of view. From the perspective of the people stories overshadow the livesey devastated in the wake. He left behind from religion of sports and he rx. This is false idol. We start our series with pistorius athletic career and his rise and no one had a better view of that then marlins shirley his main rival on the track before pistorius people had fallen in love with shirley and his story in the early eighties. When marlin was a young boy he lived with his mother and cheap motel not far from the vegas strip. She was a single mom and sex worker. I was born to a mother that was directed to drugs and she did what she could but she wasn't able to kick her habits. She often left young marlin to roam the city alone. One day. I was walking down the street and had car pulled next to me and it was the state who then took me away from my mother at that point and asked me if i was hungry looked. Of course i'm hungry. I gotta go to mcdonalds. I.
"paralympic games" Discussed on Burn It All Down
"Of three where we are hosted by the local organizing committee so the us paralympic sends out says you we need a panel at these dates and then we all decide what works within our schedule where spread all across the us. Right now there are. I believe there are four of us technical track and field clarifiers awhile and that's really well. It was not expecting that number to be small and then there are believe. There's about twelve medical but i be off are super important. I'm specialized but i don't know how that's incredible. So it seems like a classification is such important aspect of the paralympic games. Is there a major difference in how they work in summer or winter games. Or is it as much as is it a similar process and then the classifications are just different from sports. It is a similar process. So that is against that by the. Ipc it we call it our classification code as to what we have to follow. That's fairly new. The the code went into place in two thousand seven to universalize classification itself. It is in its newest revision at twenty fifteen. I believe it might have gone through another revision after rio whether just update what is required in the big things that it's evidence-based for each sport that all of the athletes were given a fair opportunity. There's regulations on the process that has to be taken stuff like the panel who can make up a panel. Who is trained is all set by the code so that process is the same. It's athlete evaluation. We do the bench tests. Which is that come in similar to a medical test where they checked power range of motion coordination of those items and then we do technical task knots where i come in and i checked to see how do they they move technically and then we do at as for observations while so we have to see the map added competition bella and that usually all happens at one time at one setting well so they come in a little bit early for their events and go through the classification process that way so in terms of adapted technology. I read somewhere that the summer games for whatever reason were ahead of the winter games in terms of how they were using adaptive technology to get athletes to sports and perhaps that is because of the type of sports played the summer versus winter olympics. Is there something that you see in your expertise that adapt of the process of adaptive technology coming to the winter. Sports that lagged behind the summer sports..
"paralympic games" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Two of top level international sports. The Paralympics opening ceremony was held today Organizers are embracing a human rights campaign for people with disabilities. So why the pedestals on the pity tolerated? We're not special. That's not what it's like. That's a clip from a video for we, the 15, meaning 15% of the world's population having disabilities the stigma attached to disability changes when you watch the sport That's, according to Craig Spence, a spokesman for the International Paralympic Committee. As he says, these games will change your attitude toward disability. So let's get to the sports more than 4000 athletes competing across 22 events. The world's Bianca Hillier is on the Olympic and Paralympic Games beat for us So Diego we saw a few new sports at the Olympics this summer or any new sports showing up at the Paralympics. Yeah, there are two new ones. Badminton and taekwondo are on the Paralympic lineup for the first time for bad men in Japan's own Huma Yamazaki is a fan favorite to win both the doubles and singles events. And the taekwondo competition is really stacked. You're going to want to be watching Amy true, stale from Great Britain, who is a clear favorite for a medal this year and also bowler beard and gunboat from Mongolia. He's got a lot of credentials under his belt. He's currently ranked first in the world and is a four time world champion. Which has earned him nicknames like the Mongolian Monster and the Unbeatable Mongolian fighter, and it's important to remember these bad men and taekwondo athletes have been at the top of their game for years and decades in some cases, but they've never gotten to compete on the Paralympic stage for such an international audience and For some of them. A gold medal is kind of that last empty spot in their trophy case that they want to fill. So Tokyo 2020 is going to be a new and major opportunity for these athletes. Yeah, that's exciting. Definitely gonna be watching out for those new sports and players. But let's not forget the repeat athletes coming back to the Paralympics who are the reigning champs on your radar? Lot to choose from here. First. There's Fanny Militia, a swimmer from Hungary at 16. She was the youngest athlete to represent her country at the 2000 and eight games and Tokyo is her fourth time at the Paralympics, and she's only gotten better. Over the years in 2020. She was even named female athlete of the year by Hungary's glamour magazine. I reached out to her after she landed in Japan. And she shared why the Paralympics and her sports swimming are so important to her At my very first swimming competition. I'm asked for the first time people the same impairments. That was the point. When I said I found my group, my spot and my go in Tokyo is to finish as the least at the Paralympics. As you can imagine, Marco, That's a goal I heard from a lot of athletes, including Brazilian. Some are Daniel Dia's Who is South America's most decorated paralympian ever with 24 medals already to his name. He's actually announced that he's calling it quits after Tokyo and retiring after a successful career, But he says he doesn't want his legacy to just be about his trips to the podium. Okay, the Phoenix architect the androgynous you did. Your boss is issued by forcing more into Grange. Partial is a great songs, grand subject. Speaking about Paralympians, Diaz said. What defines each one of us is what is inside of us and inside of us, There's a very strong force capable of achieving big dreams and big goals. Dis added that he wants his legacy to be about breaking the barrier of prejudice that sometimes surrounds Paralympians. That would certainly make a mark are their sports Bianca included in the Paralympics that are not at the Olympics. Yeah, There are two of them. The first is Bacha, which is played by athletes with neurological impairments that impact their motor function. This is really similar to the Italian game of Bochy. Athletes throw balls at a target on the ground and try to get the ball as close to the target as possible. Then there's also gold ball. It's actually one of the oldest Paralympic sports. And was the first sports specifically for athletes with visual impairments here. Each team has three players who try to throw their ball into the opponent's net, which is a big net kind of like a soccer net. Turkey and Lithuania took gold back in Rio in 2016, But Israel's women's team has made some serious strike since then, and they could possibly get their first gold ball medal this summer in Tokyo. Go Ball and Baca looking forward to that, and much more. A lot of action. The world's Bianca Hillary has been covering the Olympics and Paralympics for us, Bianca Thanks for raising the curtain. Thanks so much, Marco. The Paralympic opening ceremonies in Tokyo today had fireworks dancing and the iconic parade of athletes no fans in the stands. Of course, the husband of Vice President Kamala Harris was one of the dignitaries in attendance. You can check out the sights on our instagram. Find.
"paralympic games" Discussed on Burn It All Down
"During the rio twenty sixteen games when she played a miracle diving shot around the table and her group game against turkey's kubrick korkut who she went onto defeat and the gold medal match. She is seriously one to watch table tennis. And i'd say don't counter out for another miracle diving shot. We'd love to see yet. Lindsey just a quick shoutout to shay. Graham australian wheelchair rugby players so she is one of the few women that we will see a competing alongside the men in wheelchair rugby because while it is mixed gender most of the teams are all men. It's very rare for a woman to be in there she. I don't know much about her. Once again researching is hard. But i do know that. She works as a librarian at night. So she is a trail-blazing gender. Glass ceiling shattering wheelchair rugby player day. And then a librarian who loves harry potter by night. She's thirty four years old. This will be her paralympic debut. And i think it's cool to see these women competant as physical sport like alongside guys like you. Just don't get to see that enough If any romance novelists are listening. I would really like a romance novel based on her. Thank you very much. Well i mean. I would just like to say friday night. Lights had a hole wheelchair rugby a story line. If you don't remember maybe that's what you will do next. Jessica is not that. Yeah i mean hello speaking of romance one. Half of my favorite couple hunter. Woodall is competing at the paralympic games. Obviously his girlfriend tar davis just competed at the olympics in long jump. And i will say this if you haven't done it yet. Go watch their youtube channel please. They are ridiculously mira wraps up. But i do want to bring you to cuba and talk about omara. Durand who is also known as queen of speed. Why you ask. That's because she has literally literally never lost the international competition time serious goals for days golds at the paralympic games at the world championships at the paramount games. You might have remembered in rio. She did the triple gold medal in the t twelve classification in the one hundred two hundred and four hundred meters. That's yes olympic gold hat trick when she started to compete. She competed at t thirteen level She took some time off to have a baby. She has a daughter. She came back from maternity leave but her sight deteriorated worse during her pregnancy. So she actually moved classifications to a t. Twelve which is for more intense visual impairment. And that's where she did her triple gold medal in rio She has not only got those goals but she's done it in record breaking fashion seriously when she first came back from maternity. Leave at the tokyo games. She clocked eleven point. Six five seconds in the rain during heats when two months later at world championships in doha she broke four world records. She broke a world record in each of her events and then lowered her world record to eleven point. Four seconds to win gold in the hundred meters so three gold medals at doha. Four world record breakings in the paralympic games. She broke records in the two hundred. Each time she ran..
"paralympic games" Discussed on Burn It All Down
"Powerlifting will have an equal number of female and male athletes competing at the paralympic games. For the very first time there are one hundred eighty para powerlifters ninety or men. Ninety or women the scoreboard also have the same number of men and women officiating. Cyprus than mannequin republic panama. Singapore will be making their para powerlifting debuts at the paralympic games para powerlifting will run for five days starts on august twenty six and it runs. Through august thirtieth. I'm mira tell me about para taekwondo. Taekwondo is very exciting is making its debut at the twenty twenty games. This has been a long road from the international para taekwondo federation to get both the sparring form in the Form like the competition. When do the forums into international competition at the olympic games. At this games which you'll see in in terms of sparring is a classification system that is divided up by way in gender and then also by lim ability. Then from there it's a single elimination tournament And basically is a series of Competitions but it scored a little bit differently from the other international competitions in that you can score points for hitting the trunk and hitting the head inappropriate sparring technique whereas a lot of other worlds pair Took a taekwondo competitions. Do not award points for that. So was actually opening up more possibilities for scoring points Also paraty wendo is one of the biggest kind of diversities of nation states represented and as an individual sport. We can see how fighting is one of these things that is more accessible. So some of the athletes to wash Bollore ordine gun by from mongolia. World number one And he was considered unbeatable for a very long time three straight world titles but has lost three of his last five competitions. A i think a lot of people are watching to see if he gets back to form or if new folks are coming some of the folks coming up include muddy koruna from iran. Even though he's just twenty three he's also considered a veteran of the sport. He has been competing since he was thirteen years old. But the paralympic gold has alluded him the other last two people i want to watch is murray Cavada from turkey world number two right now as well as claudia romero from mexico who is a young competitor at just eighteen. But somebody absolutely to keep your eye on some and our final category finesse lenzi para badminton..
"paralympic games" Discussed on Hack
"The age of forty. It's a huge problem. But right will for mortgage just texted would love to get five. Zo ova astrazeneca. Kant get it. Though as all doctors including simple doubt for the minimal hours. I have available to get to a clinic. Sold try to working seventy hours a week at the moment on an essential contract. What are you hearing about. Access to the vaccines. we've found. That is really difficult for young people even if they wanna get any in some cases. Yeah i mean and this is a really big problem. Hey i way out of this as you know. The federal government has said constantly vaccine but access to vaccine is incredibly difficult to come by and also being able to take the time out and go and get it and potentially have side effects Being able to like deal with the financial loss during that period is a huge problem. And we've been saying that we've been hearing about it And so You know i always wackos out there including one. That just text in i feel you. I'm sorry that that's happening to you. Saw someone's ulcer texted. I work in retail pharmacy as an essential is constantly exposed and still can't get my vaccine to children home. I'm genuinely scared. I could be bringing cove at home as well. What about the sort of mental health impacts on young workers who are putting themselves out there often without enough support and really freaking out about covert. What are you hearing in that regard ride. I mean i think i two five to on even from like you know the people that come through the center but myron friends and family that You know working on frontline services or in hospitality retail like people look concerned anxious. They tired they have been doing this for a really long time at this point and for a lot of them Who working in these essential services is. They haven't been able to act this vaccine because they haven't been classified In the right area and so they're risking a huge amount. I from themselves for their family but potential spread as well and that is hugely difficult thing to do with Mentally to them. Yeah and so just loss li. What should the government be doing to support young people because by supporting young people. It's obviously going to help the whole country because young people are the the bulk of the covert cases. Especially in places like new south wales. So what support you cooling full Yeah so they should be paid vaccination vaccination leave for a wicked the has to be paid vaccination league for a week is and it's been amazing to see a bunch of people bunch of the young people rolling up their sleeves and get hitting out to get astrazeneca But there have to be an ability for people to take the financial hit And so that is really critical thing. for young people to be able to go get vaccinated riot. Mariah lesbian from the young wick is sent to appreciate your time. And yeah the text. Texans going off obviously a lot of young people in this position. I'm a casual admin. Wicca at a busy mind where i see on average. Two hundred people die. I'm not eligible for the vaccine. Feel extremely expose. Someone else's texted any essential listening. Thanks a hape you guys have let me chill out and work at home for eighteen months you guys a total legends. Half child kind of face saving somebody with a disability and on all right you all listening to hack on john. My name's avenue diets and the tokyo paralympics. Opening ceremony is tonight. And they'll be two weeks of sport for us to watch with a loss of australians as front runners for one of them. Few second harm is triple j. The paralympics actually saved his life. We're going to talk to paralympian and wheelchair. Tennis champion dylan old caught very soon. He is in tokyo first though. Let's find out what the paralympics main to athletes and the one point three billion people living with a disability around the world. I'd love to know how you're feeling about the paralympics well especially if you'll so living with a disability infiltrate nine seven five seven triple five text me surge. Negus has been looking into this inspiring thing. Staying a game was not one of the events it was in the dining hall and there was a guy aids food. And he didn't have any odds and he was using his cutlery with his fit. Nothing folk and everything and the males. Wow that is a magazine. That's five time paralympic. Gold medallist evan. O'hanlon who has cerebral palsy. And he's scott. Ridden and other ozzy paralympic gold medalist. Who lost his leg in a farming accident. Completely blind long is one of the ones that just about active aquatic stadium quiet and there's a guy schemes at the board and that cloudy mian as it gets closer and closer they had like different signals. Maingate takes off from my job is seven meters. I think i imam job which is pretty incredible as as you say because it doesn't always go according to plan. Yes so the paralympics kicks off in tokyo tonight. In all honesty thankful business sports to look forward to the paralympics much more than just sport for scott after losing his leg when he was twelve years old. The gains would life-changing beijing front of the games was eighteen point in my life. And i realized that they will supply so maybe august and afghan celestial. I didn't realize that somebody was on lakewood. Actually still run. Scott thinks that the paralympics is a good way to show what living with the disabilities. Lloyd really negates some of the stereotypes that the pay with disabilities have really breaks down the stigma ceram able to just do this. There's a lot of able with a loaded disabilities in the of quite daily decide. Who are still out there and competing for the country and doing some pretty amazing things. I think he will feeling spot says the games create visibility for people with disability. You kind of would actually save somebody with a disability in a different lot. Nothing something that. We really need to make sure that this year. He's he's a bad that to make sure that we actually change in the way that we could disabilities. And evan agrees. The paralympic games is your opportunity to stay at everybody's disability. If you get on the couch and you watch the found begins. You're allowed to stare at everybody understanding disability. You're allowed to talk about it with your friends. And they are not bad. Judge you and so you will feel white won't comfortable talking about disability and that's what we need in the wider community so how exactly to the gains work when there are so many different disabilities eventually it with two to lace racing with one on one leg and it can get a little bit too easy classifications so that the critically everybody has a fish chance of winning and that means the when we went on racing at the paralympic games. I only rice against people with cerebral palsy. I've also only rice against with with the same level of cerebral. Palsy is because cerebral palsy. A spectrum so i conveyed in the category which sounds like absolute alien language to most people but when you break it down. It's pretty simple. But the boys say if anything confuses you just google it pretty much if you're audience in thirty eight for example if you go those those categories that you don't understand pretty much. The first thing that comes out we'll be an explanation of those categories and who is in each of those categories. Evidence got hurt. The tokyo games continue the legacy of the paralympics opening up discussions about disability and inspire young people living with them when he's sitting disability at the. You can feel quite line the at times this is. This is your time to not be the minority. I could finish time when you sit there. Mole people on the screen have a disability. That not net doesn't happen any other times. That had a pound again sites. Use this time to try and educate as many as you possibly can because this can and will change the way. The paper could have disabilities amerson astrology if we allow to your young disabled kids even the families of born with cerebral palsy and things like that getting gun decks watch the games and then contacts.
"paralympic games" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Those statements throughout the Paralympic Games, which opening just under four hours time. Isaac. Thank you. Let's go to the Netherlands. Now we're a huge island engineering project has been claimed as a great success because of the impact it has had on the natural world. The scheme, which covers an area of 10 square kilometers, has been designed to clean up one of the country's biggest lakes, which was silting up because of human intervention. And plants, fish and birds have been the beneficiaries. Matthew Kenyon has been to visit Gentle lapping of waves on a sandy shoreline. It could be a tropical island. But this is actually Northern Europe. And just five years ago, this land didn't exist at all, except on an engineer's drawing board. Marker. Wadden Islands are brand new, but they're a solution to a very familiar problem. Unintended consequences. Sit in the middle of the huge Mark Amir Lake in the Netherlands, which was once opened to the sea but is now closed off. Ben V. Vein is from the Dutch governments Water management Agency. We made all these diets for water safety and that looks pretty good, but it it's bad for nature. The sediment could go to the North Sea anymore, but it stayed here. And then the water wasn't clear anymore because the sediment was always floating in the water, and that was killing off life in the market near The solution was radical create new land within the lake, using.
"paralympic games" Discussed on Burn It All Down
"Hey burn it all down. This is kristin do cat. It is august. Two thousand twenty one A little bit of a pause there because feel like time is running still during covert I'm so looking forward to the paralympic games that are beginning in just a few days. I cannot wait to cheer on team usa. I'm so excited to watch my fellow friends and some former teammates. I in swimming. They have gone through hell and back having an extra year To not only training adjuster cove. Ed i cannot wait to also watch wheelchair basketball. I've gotten to know some of those players fairly well and i'm is static that their journey has made it to the paralympic games. They have trained so long. For in addition. I'm really looking forward to seeing track and field and seeing. How fast are athletes go. I think they're so much athleticism. I am beyond excited to see i'll be watching through peacock n. Nbc sports are definitely a little bit of a singer. That nbc's not narrow airing. Nearly as much as they are are in did for the olympics. Bad is certainly disheartening. Buffet on the flipside. I do love them. Not a progress. That i have seen and the amount of sponsorships and also the increase of airtime for the paralympics here in the united seats. So i really can't wait to watch Just go along on the. Us paralympic swim team. She's a favorite of mine are always have loved seeing her swim Rudy garcia tolson is a friend of mine and he has a heart of gold. Didn't is so kind and has worked. Incredibly hard has a great story Mackenzie cohen oursel. colleen young when i used to swim team. Usa surly great to see these athletes supported. And i can't can't help also mention raffi torres He was about eight.
"paralympic games" Discussed on Burn It All Down
"And now. let's turn to our second second-guessed. My name is lacey henderson. I am a parallel bid. I do jump professionally for us paralympics. I dabble in the one hundred meters as well. And i lost my leg above the knee to childhood cancer. Cancer called synovium coma and then kind of wasn't athlete with a prosthetic leg. Growing up cheered. Competitively in high school in the night cheered in college. And i kind of like weird roundabout way found track and field as i was finishing my undergrad. So it's been a great way to kind of user disability to get a job and pay the bills you take me. I'd like to talk about your first race. Could you tell me about that. I'll tell the embarrassing. When i'm okay when i have a the glory story but this was not it was the opposite of net. Actually okay Tell me the non glory story. I had basically started pole-vaulting my data until trials for pole vault. He and i like are overly competitive. And we'll just talk trash. That's my actual. True talent is trash talking and so one day we were just talking about who is a better athlete. And somehow he was lacy you can pull out two feet is. You're not fast enough and strong enough. You just wouldn't be able to do it at twenty one. You can't tell me nothing. Okay i know it all and only my family that comes from a poll background would be able to have a pole vault pit and polls ready like just on demand. So the next eh jumped. I jumped six feet. But like basically i really got into the feeling like i knew the my cheer career is going to end and i just wanted to still feel like i could do slips and like fly and so i got him. Running leg i started competing dislike an indoor kind of all comer track meets and i got asked to do my first hundred meter race and So i'm from denver and my dad is like a like a well-known track name for at least while probably not now the time keeps going but a ra- lined up the line and i know the announcers from cheerleader to judge cheer competitions as well and so they were disliked..
Kim Kardashian's Label Will Supply Team USA With Undergarments and Loungewear
"Skims is now part of Team USA. The brand will provide official underwear, loungewear and pajamas for female American athletes at the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games. The line will be available online for non Olympians in July. This is
Game On: The Tokyo Olympics
"After years. Delay the twenty. Twenty olympics are scheduled to begin in tokyo on july twenty third yesterday. Thomas bach the president of the international olympic committee appeared in tokyo video to reassure an uneasy public about the same as games. I can only emphasize these foreign commitment. Offer the to organize together save olympic and paralympic games for everybody but in a survey released in japan this week more than eighty percent of respondents said the event ought to be delayed or cancelled entirely. Much of the country remains under a state of emergency. During a wave of infections on the whole japan has avoided the worst of the pandemic so far it's recorded fewer than twelve thousand total deaths since the beginning of the pandemic. Thanks in part to some stringent border controls that have been in place since last spring. Never snyder is the economist. Tokyo bureau chief but over. Two thirds of those catalyses have come this year in twenty twenty one. The countries in the midst of what. They're calling a fourth wave fueled by more infectious strains particularly the be one seven i discovered in britain and some regional health systems have been under real strain in recent weeks. What about vaccinations. How are they going in a word slowly. Less than two percent of japan's population has been fully vaccinated. that's the lowest rate amongst the thirty seven members of the oecd club of mostly rich countries. And what's most striking is the source of the problem. It's neither supply. The european union has authorized the export of more than fifty million doses to japan. Nor is the problem really demand instead. It's really logistical snafus. And what someone's as an overabundance of bureaucratic caution
International spectators to be barred from entering Japan for Olympics
"More. It's been rumored for some time, but it was confirmed Saturday. Far in Spectators will not be allowed into Japan Tow watch this summer's rescheduled Olympics and Paralympic Games in Tokyo because of the pandemic. Local surveys have found that up to 80% of people in Japan oppose even holding the Olympics this summer. Organizers say they will refund those who've already bought tickets from overseas. Not on the hook for any money lost because of flight or hotel cancelations. This policy will likely add to the financial burden of the Games organizers had planned for $800 million in revenue from
Effects On Coronavirus On People With Disabilities
"The crown of lockdown police say the whole word the coronavirus lockdown and the virus itself present special challenges for people with various kinds of disabilities it may also present some new opportunities such as greater acceptance of working or studying from home but depending on the kind of disability someone has shopping transportation unemployment the ability to get needed healthcare workers to come into your home lots of different things require navigating corona world in new ways with us now to talk about his work and to take calls with your experiences from anyone with any kind of disability is Victor Crowley C. commissioner of the New York City mayor's office for people with disabilities commissioner of police you thanks so much for coming on today welcome to WNYC thank you Brian it's a pleasure to be here would you like to introduce yourself to our listeners a little bit first before we get into people's lives and the issues because I see you've described yourself as a person with a self disclosed disability so would you say how you describe that and then basically what your mission is as commissioner of the people with disabilities office sure I am a person with a disability I am in a wheelchair I was injured in a mountain bicycle accident when I was twenty two years old and it absolutely turn my life around I was a plumber before I was injured and trying to navigate that world and trying to figure out what's next in my life going back to school realizing that education was the key to moving forward to employment was it was important to me and I accepted the disabled world the first through adaptive sports of competing in the Paralympic Games in nineteen ninety eight in Nagano Japan and then eventually working my way through nonprofit organizations and and landing a job with the parts department and eventually is the commissioner of the mayor's office with people with disabilities yeah in twenty twelve so what is our office do you our office is around to ensure that everything the city has to offer is equal to people with disabilities so for looking after our streetscape to ensure that it's acceptable for people disabilities we're looking at our parks department our cultural institutions to ensure that people with disabilities are represented not only in visiting the places but also adds August so we want to make sure that everything the city offers is acceptable to people with disabilities so listeners we'd like to invite anyone with any kind of disability to call in to talk to Victor Crowley C. commissioner of the mayor's office for people with disabilities especially about ways the coronavirus era is changing things for you that's the topic for this call in or anything you think public policy should address in that respect six four six four three five seventy to eighty six four six four three five seventy to eighty help us report this story how was the corona virus you know changing things for you or someone you know with any kind of disability and what could the commissioner's office for people with disabilities stand to know about your experience that may help them have the best city government response six four six four three five seventy to eighty six four six four three five seventy to eighty if you want to talk about yourself or someone you know will help us report the story commissioner office said you might want to talk about how people with disabilities lives are going to change after call of it including how society has changed with work from home and study from home distance learning what are you thinking about those changes in terms of challenges or maybe even opportunities absolutely challenges across the board and all of them but this this certainly presents a unique opportunity to change the way that employment education recreation and health care costs are delivered so if we talk about accommodations in the workplace and as we move forward in diving into what the future of work is going to look like we have to insure that it's acceptable and they have those accommodation for people disabilities it can be anything from a screen reader to changing a person's schedule and the list goes on and what we heard in the past is that we can't work from home because it's it's not doable but since the coronavirus come came and is with us right now everybody's working from home and understanding that it is a possibility is certainly a bright spot for people disability because we've been doing this for so long we've asked for these accommodations and have not necessarily receive that now we are concerned about the us add that second we started a program called NYC at work it's a public private partnership to ensure that we employ people with disabilities now the opportunity is that we can go online we can work but not everyone has access to some of these effective communication devices or computers or cell phones and all that because people disabilities within poverty so we really need to be able to employ people so they can get the resources they need so they can prosper in work remote education we've certainly seen this change department of education has gone from a school based model now to virtually online and a matter of a matter of days and making sure that we provide the effective equipment for people with disabilities disabilities such as iPads and then making sure that our systems are accessible making sure that the E. learning platforms are accessible to people for kids with disabilities I think that that is really important meaning that you can read TD asset they have captioning and that my wife is a physical therapist and right now she is working from home providing physical therapy to some of those kids that actually need it and what is telehealth look like and telehealth is if we hear of everything that happened during the corona virus this is changing the landscape of that but we need access to that equipment to ensure that happens as well but as recreation from whole look like other departments of parks and recreation is put together a video encouraging people to work out if you have a disability and what types of exercise programs you can have this long with the New York road runners club and Achilles track club I mean these are things that are based here in New York and we want to keep people of state active so technology can certainly drive this but being employed as an important part of it Sam in Inglewood you're on W. NYC with Victor Crowley C. from the New York City mayor's office for people with disabilities hi Sam hi thank you so I mean New Jersey I used to work for twenty five plus years in New York City so my question is kind of a a global one we fought very hard here in New Jersey to make sure that the at those are intellectually disabled on the severe and many of whom were ours are in larger facilities the so called developmental centers got tested for covert nineteen as well as all the staff it seems to me and to us looking trying to find data from other states and cities that are those who were disabled particularly particularly severe and are are sitting ducks in a lot of different ways we think the state cared in New Jersey but we still have to push it very very hard to get our folks properly taken care of so I'm just wondering what what if anything you might have to say about how we as a society protect those who were severely disabled particularly intellectually but in other ways too in the in Europe coke at nineteen I'm so glad you brought this up Sam because there's so much focus on nursing homes in particular we know what's been happening there and it's hot horrific but there are other kinds of group living situations that involve people with particular needs and that presumably would also make them vulnerable so commissioner how about that yes very it's it's a big concern and people with disabilities were concerned about this as soon as Copeland had now I've gotten calls from advocates say we to make sure that healthcare but held home health care workers and personal care attendants are essential workers we need to make sure that they're protected and that was a balance at first because we needed to make sure that the front line workers at the hospital had all the protective equipment that they needed to add once we were solid with them we were able to secure a protective equipment for people with disabilities and we were able to take them delivered them to our service providers you therefore sent into healthcare workers and people with disabilities and making sure that that happens because the reality is if health care workers come into a home and get a person with a disability second they flood the hospitals that's a problem so we want to see that so once we were able to you secure protective equipment such as masks and gloves we we've delivered over a hundred thousand of them already and we're continuing to keep a list of that but we don't do this in a bubble right we like to think we know everything but the important part is to be really kidnapped what the disabled community we hold a weekly call so I understand what the concerns are with the community and we have hundreds of people on those calls because we give them updates will will we bring in people from other agencies to talk about the issues that are happening so everyone stays informed along with our website me and make sure the website has all the content on there and it's not just about a website that has information you have to make sure that that the information is accessible to the PDF's of the video to social media all of that is a constant reminder of acceptability because people with disabilities have different needs so it's delivering equipment to the people that need it and it's also making sure that the the way that we deliver things are accessible Gardner in Manhattan you're on W. NYC with commissioner Causey hi Gardner hi there Brian great to be on the call of the you guys are doing the show the segment thanks so I have to read them grow which is the neurological disorder that leads to a lot of like motor and vocal tics as we call them the most well known stereotype is people cursing uncontrollably which actually only about ten percent of people actually do with threats and I'm just curious because you know Mike that currently is a pretty loud throat clearing sniffing which any normal time you know there's a lot of anxiety and other people so I'm not taking the subway or anything right now but I just wonder what the city can be doing to acknowledge disabilities like that they're not as identifiable in public but the keeper could do with a lot of you know hostility which I've been saying basically my whole life in a place like New York you probably need to call in to radio shows more because you haven't done it once during this call but I but but I get it commissioner if you're yeah your point is that if your tech is a lot of throat clearing and people are gonna think you have the virus and you're gonna get stigmatized everywhere you go right oh yeah oh yeah and I felt that my whole life with you know point flu it's just people being worried worried about you know being second there's there's no amount of cover my mouth if you do that you know can can quell the you know the hostility of the negative person unfortunately yeah and you raise the consciousness of people just by saying that commissioner anything to add to that briefly
"paralympic games" Discussed on Ariel Helwani's MMA Show
"Town near Joshua tree now. Listen, it takes me back. Always coming here. It was lovely to come loss. Time onto lighted few that you is a theater. You've sold outs in Chicago, like a hall was it. What three hundred five hundred two hundred berlitz no wants to do the. Same self people like Aaron chomosomes because I think people love live stuff. They can come to unimaginable fighters on stage and people telling stories and I think it's lovely to do those kind of because we often find ourselves in, in rooms like this is a beautiful little recording studio. Will we find ourselves in front of a poster speaking to people one on one or in a media room or in the fight event, but it's quite nice to disseminates and have the nerves in front of a live audience? And it'll be great fun. Funeral go very, very well ninety it will just to correct you one thing. Yes, I have covered Special Olympics Paralympics do a lot of okay. I'm going to my eighth Paralympic game some games in Tokyo in twenty twenty but but Special Olympics is tends to be more down syndrome. Okay. But, but Paralympics courses five different disability groups with blind oval cited, or partially sighted, Lezo Tra we'll. Chair amputee, okay. Remember the other one right now. All right. What if we can think of what it is cerebral palsy? Okay. Well, I apologize nothing. I'm use an amazing introduction. Thank you. Great to be here. Well, you and I are all Powells, and we, we rattled forty five minutes where even started this that would have made a. You save for the show because I don't wanna waste a good stuff, but you were made for a medium like this, your voice. Your demeanor, your delivery Johnson poetry. You got something out brief candle. We don't check this today. Let's have a bit of. What about the Jabba Wilkie at Brigham sly, the toes did guy at gambling the wave all the snow Loza, and they fan boys will be getting bored by mile my poetry voice by now. But no. But the thing is, I it's lovely listen podcasting as you say ferry false growing. Everyone's got their phones. Stuck in the is, when that traveling now, people like to use that time to travel people to read a newspaper or novel didn't they on their way to work to the gym while they're in their own private worlds, and a lot of spend time now when the back of a cab for forty minutes on an aeroplane people love things that they can connect with wired connection as human beings, as why we love fighters because they're extraordinarily wire. And we like to see that wiring. We get to see in public. And that's why I think, you know, the, the old yo the hour will medium is so vault and so growing listen. The first noise that noise that was ever made by man was the scream. I am an you know who doesn't love birds, sung in the morning, you know, that podcasting think will be a no must vote casting. Podcasting will be enormous as we go on what brings you back to New York, I'm here for a big fights at Madison Square Garden on Saturday night, Antony Joshua, they British heavyweight who is undefeated in twenty two fights defending the IBF WBAI in WBO heavyweight titles against Mexican American from embarrassed near Mexicali on the Mexican border and Reid junior junior is, is a late replacement for guy, cultural Miller who's from just over the river here last time you're on the knee was just broke. That's right. He tested postive separate tests for some really heinous drugs peo-. And stuff like that. You know, which really really bad trucks, that you how Jackie away for. Well, no, he wasn't. He wasn't licensed at the time, which he's got away with a lotta. But if so just foolish, you know, to do that until CNC Josiah's headlining his American debut. They want to know if he can conquer the, the US of the cigar members, hold eighteen thousand nine hundred ninety four times in a row stadiums in Cardiff, and London is a huge star in the UK. But Kenny break into this very crowded US market with sports entertainment, film, ole the all the music here. It's very crowded environment..
Flames, Sake and Shrines: A Japanese village's Fire Festival
"Japan is renowned for being an incredibly safety conscious country with locals diligently following the abundance of rules and regulations designed to keep them protected and moving officially at the same time. It's home to some of the most incredible. And I might say dangerous festivals. One in the mountain village of nozzle on Sen. involves generous servings of Japanese Sakai, of course, fire and a fragile flammable. Wooden structure sounds like a very dangerous combination doesn't it his on north Asia? Correspondent Jake stone. Take a stroll through any part of Tokyo's busy Choubey award and within a few hundred meters you'll hit one of the dozens of construction sites. There's a fielding food here. Head of the rugby World Cup and twenty twenty Olympic and Paralympic Games. These sites are surrounded by temporary clean, white walls and guards at every entrance. Whenever a truck arrives will depart at least two guards leap into action blocking the road and footpath stopping traffic. So the truck can safely drive. No matter of seconds back on your wide. This is the culture of safety that exists here. These gods of mandated by strict local police rules and officials haven't been willing to change them despite a live shortage, which is what makes my nixed experience. So difficult to feather them in January. I attended the NewsHour on fire festival will dosage Matt Surrey. Villages carrying flaming torches charge towards a wooden shrine and attempt to heat it and set it on fire. But at the base of the towns twenty five year olds who have to bear the brunt of the TAC. Coping flaming branch after flaming branch to the head. I all consume liters of silver tree suck. Those those in the U onnell hockey, he cata walkie from the festival's preservation group told me it started around two hundred years ago. He says the dosage in God's that exist everywhere in Japan, hoping to prevent disease and disaster from entering villages. Every year the towns twenty five and forty two year olds which you can see I'm lucky years build the shrine that eventually burns down final offering to the gods. So why the violence and why the fire almost? Because it's fun Akihiko Cadillac. He tells me the town, and especially this festival is incredibly popular with a strategy interests. Like Steve Sadler. Who's come from Atalaya? This. This is Christ. Back home. Percent after we did our report I go to Macy's from a retired chief superintendent with the New South Wales. Rural Fire service turns out he was there and incredibly conflicted symbol, tiny Asli exhilerated and uphold. He told me that the intoxicated attack his end defenders siege mentality defend and destroy at all costs commitment made for a real risk to health and safety but the pride in workmanship in skill in building the structure as well. As the locals who'd gathered to celebrate showed how symbolic and of utmost important such an event was he says, it was blown away. And what do you go back for more? You bet it seems the reason such an event can happen despite the apparent and inherent danger of combining fire and sucker is tradition. The fact this has been going on for more than a century means it's likely to continue. As a rite of passage for many more seemingly incredibly they haven't been any serious injuries arising from the festival the faces of the twenty five year olds by the end of the not having borne the brunt of the attacks were covered in ash. Not happy hangovers. The next day will match worse though, that's an unscathed. Jake's term reporting.
New Year brings new Emperor in Japan
"We're not far from the new year than in Japan. It's one of the country's most important holidays. But this year it's taking on extra significance next year. The emperor will abdicate the throne heralding, a new age in Japan and Asia correspondent Jake's term it takes a look at what this big change means for the country and the world's since mid December. Japanese people have been meticulously cleaning their houses workplaces schools and neighborhoods as part of a tradition preparing for the arrival of God that brings good luck for the new year. Train stations packed with people hitting home to visit their families. This is the final new year of the hey, say era, each emperor's reign is given a nine the current Emperor Akihito's era is hey say he's been on the throne for thirty years. So this year is known as thirty but for the first time in Japan's modern history. Next year. The imprint will abdicate celebrating his eighty fifth birthday awake ago. The demands of public life became too much. So in April next year, he'll hand over his position to his son. Crown prince, NADA hito, Dr Hideo Kawanishi from Nagoya university is a Japanese historian. He says the emperor is resigning because he could no longer carry out all of his responsibilities that rather than reducing the amount of work. It was decided his duties should be passed on to someone else. So what will the high say era be remembered for tragically? It's been marked by disaster. The Kobe earthquake in one thousand nine hundred five and of course, the twenty eleven full Cosima earthquake and soon NAMI where more than fifteen thousand people died even this year Japan has been hit hard by a series of floods heat waves and earthquakes so much. So the official Kanji character of the year was by meaning disaster. Impr- Akihito made it a priority to visit disaster areas as much as possible, but he's age was beginning to make that difficult. Nagoya university's Dr Kawanishi says a new era will give Japan a chance to put those tragedies behind us becoming a new age and eliminating the problems that had before that's clear with this year's executions of the doomsday cult option requres founder and twelve other members involved in the nineteen ninety-five Seren guests tack on the Tokyo subway and last week the government executed another to death row inmates over my dad used to do. Dr Kawanishi says this was done to ensure this sense of burden wasn't passed onto the next generation. He says they have been some positives in the hey, say era, many individuals became successful and had the opportunity to stand out as opposed to being buried in a community. This became an era where individuals could become successful by trying hard rather than being suppressed, and as for what the new era may bring to Kawanishi believes, the new emperor will take a much more active role in international society. He says the new era parent crown prince, NADA hito was from generation that did not experience the war and appreciates the importance of keeping the pace his wife who become the empress is also a former diplomat and had a career for Japan with the rugby World Cup next year end the Olympic and Paralympic Games in twenty twenty the country will internationalize further welcoming many more. Or foreign tourists and internationally active emperor could be very beneficial for the country. This is Jake sterner in Tokyo for correspondents reported.
US, South Korea to Go Ahead with Joint War Games
"News community in california does not want to be a sanctuary city for illegal immigrants but loss alameda city council voted last night to approve an ordinance wanting to be exempt from a state law limiting cooperation between local officials and federal immigration agents president trump will meet with law enforce later today to discuss sanctuary cities which calls a friend to criminals we still don't have a timer a date for the president's possible meeting with north korean leader kim jong presumably to try to get the north to get rid of its nuclear weapons but the us and south korea are going ahead with their planned war games the pentagon announced it would resume annual largescale military exercises with south korea on april first drills had been postponed until after the completion of the olympics and paralympic games which ended sunday in a statement a defense department spokesman said the exercises would be similar in size to previous years which have long drawn the outrage of north korea that's fox's lucas tomlin's into the pentagon a committee in britain's parliament wants facebook ceo to answer questions amid reports that british firm used facebook data for political purposes to help the trump campaign in two thousand sixteen that company denies any wrongdoing facebook stock is down another three percent yesterday but the overall markets rising the dow's up one hundred forty two points i'm dave anthony fox news.