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as to us. trying to see the. reporter every week i can tell you. it's another edition i'll focus on europe with me liz show thanks for joining us today let's start with some good news from britain a short while ago the nation was still in the grip of a strict lockdown now it's seeing some rapid progress since the government in london the stepped up its vaccination program well then 60 percent of the adult population in england has already received their 1st coated shot that's why the
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government is now easing restrictions in england up to 6 people can now me tell side pubs and restaurants will be allowed to serve customers outdoors the brits are happy to regain some freedom in their daily lives the lockdown has been pretty challenging for many but it also sparked creativity among people forced to stay at home 12 year old noah is one of them he's bound to a wheelchair and he can't speak his father helped him to start an art project that has turned no what into quite a celebrity he now goes by the nickname background bob. these are the works by international artists in collaboration with background bob that's 12 year old noah and his father nathan. oh i suffers from cerebral palsy and epilepsy he's unable to speak but he has paid with nathan's help.
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the 2 of them create backgrounds and other artists then out their designs. nathan explains that it all began last year to give no us something to do during the lockdown. we went out to the garbage to our smoke our order and we just started going to york are not. just your friends not all america shopped out just as a bit found to see some artists will collaborate with you. and by the end of the 1st day i think you are just really involved and it just grew from there they began sending their colorful backgrounds out across the world and a whole load of artwork returned from spain australia colombia and many other countries. no one loves getting post that isn't from
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his doc says that a little out in background always becoming a new name i would infinitely our iraq for his cool background although he really really loves it it loves all of the attention no one needs help coordinating his movements but he communicates what he wants very much if the colors i hold up 2 colors on which are one he. looks at musing i gazing is the color. of the parish and then he worked his magic song goes only cobwebs on. the torrent forge can't you read and nicely and then also the song just slink off and i recently read. ramp up with an instant success on social media it was even a real life exhibition the family can hardly keep up with the demand for backgrounds and now the focus come out to showcase the works the next step is to auction off the artworks with the proceeds going to hospitals and clinics when no one gets his
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treatment. frankie curtis is an illustrator she's very enthusiastic about the project and not at all surprised that so many artists want to participate. in a sense of light. doing stuff other people. are. like family really are really tends to bring people together. she thinks that no one has all the hallmarks of a good artist. i think that noah's ark is really expressive and he kind of. isn't really doesn't really set itself any boundaries and limits and he just kind of you know thanks to these. shapes and patterns and release of the stresses and so that it removes the project has brought now or a nathan even closer together than before. and they can be. make
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a lot of math which we were getting extra. out of the form i think. actually happened i need close now of that happen go i don't don't have to dream dream big time sometime just dream small a nice kind of. financial mavens love and the imagination of many artists have opened up a new creative wellington. in france the covert 1000 pandemic has led to yet another countrywide lockdown but there's one place south of paris that is showing defiance against the corona crisis . is the world's largest market for fresh products and right now business is booming but if the issue is among the vendors whose revenue has increased over the last months while the french are waiting for restaurants reopen many have decided to treat themselves by cooking their favorite dishes at home because who says you
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can't have great food just because there's a lockdown. france has the corona blues the french haven't been able to eat at restaurants in months for a nation of goldman's that's hard to swallow. but the international market in gorgeous native paris is saving the day at 5 am vegetable trader boris frey sure is already hard at work not sure who's been put on the drink here on the on losing team. for in 3 until 6 in the morning the trucks arrive here at the quay and we unload the dishwasher the merchandise is then taken into the market to. europe's biggest market is booming during the pandemic that sold $90000.00 tonnes of fish and seafood 270000 tons of meat and more than $1200000.00 tonnes of fruit and vegetables even though the restaurant business has dried up. local
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distances to large supermarkets decided to stop importing through to the edge and focus on french projects it created a real buzz people said let's eat well despite through no sales of asparagus and strawberries sward that's got it but since the pandemic began the french are eating more and better than before cheese in particular hundreds of varieties a soul that was just market right now cheeses for recollect and fondue are very popular. the only disadvantage of eating so well it is not so good for your figure . we don't have any statistics but it's probable that people are gaining this if we. are eating more to enjoy life and they are getting less exercise this weekend for. the only products for which there is little demand big sort of fish which are normally served in restaurants but overall the markets manager is very
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pleased with sales. well you know all this is you know the old the traders who ordered the whole tree worth concern that wouldn't be able to sell it at christmas was as new more than 6 people were allowed to dine together even in that sort of quite well i thought. it was so she could normal. 9 in the morning at my shed illegally in paris at this popular market projects from a gorgeous is on sale giving parisians some joy division in the corona crisis but we pass the time cooking obesity so what do they cook. it for the different lots of hearty dishes made before noon. and sauerkraut and to cool off. it isn't because i call it my from going to come from 1st i'm going to make a scallop carpaccio then i'll sautee the scallops insulted butter and serve them on
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a bed of leaks we treat ourselves to good food we cook it and share it with one another. back at the villages markets for damage double trader bars which shows work day is coming to an end he moves on sold produce into the cold storage room he's proud to be helping so many of these fellow frenchmen get through the pandemic means that their trash is about let me do. this profession requires a loss of life because you're here at 3 in the morning if you didn't love what you do it's deadly to me but let me put this. in france to the end of the corona crisis is nowhere in sight still the trade is that this famous market near paris complainings just. norway is the european country with the largest fishing industry but some places like the village of bull going is had not been profiting much from the wealth of seafood found in the ocean until
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a foreign species made its way across the russian region border and settled around . meets the king crab it's a price delicacy even and it has become a lifesaver for some norwegian fisherman but there's also a rather dark side to this story after all they can't crab isn't called once the crab for nothing. loves the arctic ocean and the german has been living with norway's high north for 12 years he takes turfs to see the sights along the coast near the russian border. he brings up one of those sites from the bottom of the sea for this tour group. he only set of the traps the day before the depth of 180 meters. but one day it was long enough for him to now haul up dozens of king crabs a delicacy on around the world if the crabs are also a growing problem the crustaceans multiply like rabbits job in the water you get he
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brought the crops we have crept right ever your. even know to catch we need only from the front to the back 15 centimeters harvesting the can crops is brought on head of prosperity to norway's economically constrained high north. including for the remote fishing village of google or nice. in 1989 residents ran an eye for thais and offering their village for sale. young people were moving away because there was no work now the village has been revived. complete with bed and breakfasts and even be strong. and it's all things to no matter the king crab. fisherman life in l.a. was among the 1st to discover the non-native species of blue i.d.'s.
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soviet researchers had released them in the barents sea in the 1950s. but anyway i was unaware of that when he found the monster crab it in his nets what they. call me a 1st crabs we caught we 10 to 12. we were taken completely by surprise. but if the crabs hadn't turned up to give up we would not have any fish processing in town. nor any fishing boats or at most 2 or 3. bucks a day we have 15 or 16 or go use. the explosive spread of the king crab is a boon for the fisherman but the norwegian environmentalist's and scientists are alarmed. eaters are being spotted father and father south they're expected to reach the coast of scotland soon. a lot about we found that the crabs are able to adapt
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to water temperatures of eating degree celsius that means they can survive in the mediterranean. wherever these crabs become established they have devastating effects on the other marine life on the seabed so. some species mussels and starfish have disappeared completely. along with. their own the king crab is also known as the monster crab. it has no natural enemies and poses a threat to every other living thing on the seabed. so fisheries authorities have made the quotas generous and tourists aren't the only ones glad of that reality we have the right to catch 10 crabs per or free per person per year. one crab is worth 900 kroner or 19 right in our pockets not applied by
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10 and you know. you're eating a luxury delicacy for free but serves as guest after only a short time in the kitchen otherwise behind only in europe's and asia's finest restaurants. norway exports over 2000 tons of can crowd all around the world i'm only. one of our mental concerns about invasive species continue the tourists savor it spicy meat on the region authorities hope the high fishing quotas will help keep the crowd population under control the people of northern norway meanwhile hope this lucrative source of income will last a while longer they've already built a monument to the king crab. this woman was a pioneer her name is valentino and in 1953 she became the 1st woman to travel to space her successful mission made her
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a role model for women everywhere her achievement was also a symbol of gender equality in her home country the socket union but almost 60 years later there are many jobs that women in russia are officially dander from doing because they are allegedly too dangerous for instance it in a bill guess was not allowed to drive a subway train but recently things have changed. women are finally in the driving seat and are pushing full speed ahead on gender equality in the russian capital. is doing her dream job as a metro driver she started working at the moscow metro almost 18 years ago at the time she didn't know that women couldn't legally drive the subway trains now they finally can and the rena says for her it was worth the wait. this is my childhood dream i used to play with model ships and airplanes with the boys my father was
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a pilot i've liked the technical stuff since i was little so why the metro somehow it drew me in the fact that it's underground i guess it's like flying but underground. before every shift irina gives the metro train she'll be driving a once over she looks for damage and vandalism and checks that all the fire extinguishers are where they should be a moment of calm before the empty cars fill up with commuters again you rena has a lot of experience dealing with passengers she worked as a station guard on the platform for years now as a driver she tries to get a sense of each individual metro train her connection to the train she's driving feels almost spiritual to her. in russia people say the way a ship sails depends on what name you give it i treat each train like a person and i think each train has a soul to one train i drove had
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a male soul but most of them are female. the feeling of driving the metro is like pure happiness i'm happy when i'm driving. the rena is proud to be one of the 1st 12 female metro drivers after all the moscow subway is legendary its construction began in the 1930 s. at the time the soviet government. wanted to build a palace for the people for commuting workers and it shows. in the 1980 s. the government banned women from the driver's seat of these trains they said the metro is too deep underground too loud and too dark to be safe for women and they said the constant vibration from the trains could damage women so-called child bearing function. a new generation brought new trains and a drive for change though it's not quite a u.-turn for now women drivers are only being deployed in the most modern trains
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and only on the skyline which runs over ground for part of its route and that's just by the fact the women have the exact same training as their male counterparts . we don't differentiate between women and men there's one single training program and all the metro drivers need to know it but of course these are still the 1st women and this metro line is less busy the volume of passengers isn't quite as high and because this line runs mainly overground it's less of a health risk. the moscow metro has been celebrating its new generation of women drivers they even released a limited edition barbie for the occasion admittedly not the most clear cut symbol for gender equality their advertisements for the dolls in the subway itself can be who you want to be is the slogan but for women in russia that's still not quite true. metal manufacturing like the work in this steel mill is still off limits to
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women mining and drilling on an oil rig are also considered men's work $100.00 jobs are still bound for women the list of jobs was initially introduced after the 2nd world war to drive up the birth rate this year the russian government published an updated list but lawmakers in the country are still driven by traditional family values and deep seated patriarchal. attitudes. we treat women with care here these tough jobs and hard labor are still seen as men's work in our society also women are mothers so providing for and taking care of their health and their reproductive functions is important and that's why we used recommendations from doctors to determine factors that are harmful to women at work. or more border given that there is a fairly new video that. is on her way to work she does her commute
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there on the metro to mixing with the other passengers ahead of her shift. i think the moment when the government allows women to carry out the band professions will come i'm sure they're already working on it the bans must be in place for a reason the government is taking care of women i would tell other women to keep believing and keep hoping that their dream will come true too no matter who you want to become everything is possible. already has her dream job and the next group of women will start training to become drivers soon but outside of these metro tunnels gender equality is still a long way away. our next report comes from greece and the agency and there are more than 200 inhabited islands and one of them is the eyelets at there is no hospital no police station just the school which is in fact
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of the smallest school in all of greece 12 year old crystal's is the only student on the whole island life there can be pretty lonely so he and his teacher are trying to do something about it. crystal says a lot. talking each morning soon after he sets off for school it's a kilometer right here on the tiny island of aki in the aegean sea. just some 40 people live here 12 year old christophe's is the youngest president and the only child farm why. when he gets to school his teacher in the area to see a letter he's waiting for him along with his own you blaming the schools because you want to. mess friends like a plate of course friends who go to school with me and who i could play basketball
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with. the members. or. the school day begins outside by raising the flag and singing the greek national anthem even though it's just the 2 of them i try to make daily life the same as every other elementary school increase. one pupil one teacher one classroom here marriot see a letter teaches every subject whether it's joe graffiti musical math she'd love to have more people but so far no more families have been persuaded to move to the island. yeah i remember want to get the cure for papa because i would love to have some fellow teachers also an active part about the situation has brought us together. and i've always been able to offer chris store some variety. we've visited other schools. and gone to the movies in theaters on other island we
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have to keep on asking to see but. for now christoph is still spending his breaks a lot. next summer he'll move on to a new school and if no new people show up only school will have to close. there's little work available on the island handful of people live from fishing and farming like crystal says parents who don't want to speak on camera and a few live from tourism like those who work at the islands to temples so longtime residents are skeptical whether the school can remain open or. clear in my childhood there were almost 20 who pulls and equally there weren't more families but each family had 6 or 7 kids. and we were all taught together only from the 1st grade as i. was going
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by so it's easy to move from here to a bigger island but coming here from a city or a larger island is tough it's a nice actually. still maria to see a letter hopes to say 1st school from closing everything evening she sits a computer and tries to find families who'd be willing to settle on this beautiful line and. i aim is to persuade businesses to pay for their moving expenses. borne up on up others the up a war part of i've found a greek family and who puts all germany. or young up they've already been and seen everything harmonious sandman up a horn your policy now i'm constantly on the phone of office writing emails and trying it with the help of a t.v. station. to find someone among the countries big companies who finance the move on to job man oh my god look i'm not you said all of us. until then this will remain greece's smallest school and crystals its only student but he too has formed
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the plan to help his school in future. a former nurse who i want to go to high school and later become a teacher and then i want to come back here and teach if there's still an acute. one that's been going. on but because none of showed up so far crystal sets off for home alone like every afternoon. he says sometimes boys or girls is a chore among the tourists that come to the island he shows them how to catch fish he takes them to see his horses visiting the horses is always the 1st thing christophe does off to school. without children like christophe's and his little school the island has no future that is why oakie will continue to fight for every people. i really hope that at least some
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families will move to the island so that crystal get some friends well that's it from as will bring you more stories from across europe next week until then take care of the back.
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