the, the, the the is our top stories here on our team and disturbing revelations by bulgaria as health minister, as he admits kofi vaccination failures may of course, the country almost 10000 lives as russian athletes at the tokyo olympics. keep knocking gold. it's left western media and athletes increasingly seeing read a question that seems right to actually be that also the us comes under attack and the latest round of violence and i've got on its headquarters. there are attacked by what are being called anti government elements. one security got confirmed dead . aah!
just moment off the 10 o'clock on friday night here in moscow. this is our see international from all of us here. we're very welcome to you. while gary is health minister, has admitted that the multiple failures and tackling code in the country has had disastrous consequences. in a rather startling revelation, he said, nearly 10000 lives could have been saved if the occupation campaign had been organized properly. bulgaria is sacrificing the older generation. we immunized maine, the young and active people for 5 months. and the most vulnerable groups were abandoned for out of 5 covered deaths and bulgaria have been among the elderly. the government claims 10000 lives could have been saved, had the previous administration acted a bit differently. but how exactly? well, 1st off by not prioritizing the cheaper astrazeneca vaccine,
the last government decided not to order any of the other 3 jobs approved by the you. and as a result, when oxford astrazeneca experienced theorist delays and shipments bulgaria became one of the least vaccinated in countries at the time even lagging behind other stragglers like romania and lafayette all the while continuing to experience a search in cases. and that's, but the other issue that caused unnecessary death was that the vaccines that the country did get for some reason didn't 1st go to the people who actually needed them the most. we did not give parity to people over 60 and people with serious illnesses. they were placed in the false category after social workers, employees in mnc farms and others at this point, but gary remains one of the least vaccinated countries in europe with less than 20 percent of the population having received at least one dose. the new government is
desperately trying to remedy the situation, but it seems there are still a lot of hurdles for them to overcome. vaccine skepticism is still high among bulgarians, especially after reports of astrazeneca being linked to rare health complications. the country's poor health infrastructure is also hampering efforts to get vaccines to the population effectively. and the threat of a new wave of infractions courtesy of the delta variance of the corona virus. now looms very large over the country, which in response has extended its coven emergency status until the end of august. well i just a bit earlier in the program, we talk through the senior clinical lecturer of the you guys, university of exeter. he says more could have been done by the previous ball, gary and government. that's a big mistake. we all know with infectious disease control and management that we've got to protect the people who are most honorable from getting infected. and these are the wonderful people on the elderly, which are much,
much higher risk of having a severe illness and dying if they are not fully protected. we are the immunizations. the government itself has been reluctant to immunize and protect its own population. therefore, i feel very skeptical about the government being keen to protect its own people by giving vaccines. it is important for the politicians to be led by the scientists, their own scientists and the world. scientists rather than be led by finances and politics with regard to the best thing they can do for their population. meanwhile, in germany, where there's been a more successful vaccine roll out, the question now, which, whether that should mean more freedoms for those immunized politicians are deeply divided over the matter as are the people. as peter oliver now reports. now the more than half of the german population have been fully vaccinated against coven. 19 the debate amongst politicians is moved on to whether the vaccination should
entitle people to move freedoms. the president of the bond, the stag, things that should, i do not see any constitutional issues for differentiating between those who have been tested on the one hand and those who have recovered or been vaccinated on the other. since the risk of vaccination is extremely low, according to current data, not everyone is convinced of the constitutional fairness of such a device of the german justice minister doesn't think it's right to split society down the lines of the vaccine and the wax not. we should stick to the principle that those who have been vaccinated recovered or have a negative covered test should retain all their freedoms. the justice minister is against mandatory vaccination. but those believe that everybody who can get a job should get one. the result was in german politics who think that the government and politicians should have no sake and who gets the vaccination at all . it's not the role of the state to eliminate the risks to live. this encroachment
would be on constitutional and would clearly contradict defined a mental idea of freedom and our basic law. those who support freedom passes. say, people that have have the job shouldn't be held back by those that haven't. but they still a healthy sized opposition against forcing anyone to take a vaccination walk in the state imposed on the individual. my red line is my body by decided on that last that the last word is up to me. the state must not exceed that with an election just 8 weeks away, and some potentially very tricky coalition talks on the horizon, right, so the vaccinated could well end up being a stumbling block to the formation of the next government control over all t in cologne. germany, hello, russian athletes are continuing the impressive metal whole, the tokyo games, reaching double figures in gold medals this friday. it means though, the russian olympic committee team now sits forth on the table. however, you'd be rather hard pressed to find many saluting that success. earlier today,
my colleague uno niel discussed the story with ortiz saskia taylor. well the olympics should be a huge celebration and need against all discipline from all over the world coming together at one event showcasing the skills. unfortunately, for russian athletes competing out this year's turkey games, that just hasn't been the case. they might be scooping up towards the russian that the committee will already see dots currently rank thought in total metal. but the atmosphere has been so hostile, it's been filled with suspicion, criticism, very little good sportsmanship, both from the global media and of course from photo competitors. for example, us women, ryan murphy, who love to a russian, took a veil flight by saying that he probably, that it probably wasn't a teen race. a comment that he later back tracked on. but by that a british swim, i had also come out and couldn't help. may could dig about state sponsored, don't hang out to the russian who beat them. he said that my bold metal is the
combination of nothing but life from dedication yesterday doubles the sport. i have always stood for nothing but clean competition. i have always been tested and i always go out to my documents. i've devoted my entire life to the sport and i would never be able to forgive myself if i use some doping. so i don't even know how to react to this model tell while those comments might not seem directed to any one particular or country. others very openly was quite frankly, the epitome of a sole lose one us row. for example, said that russians shouldn't even be the seen, the crew who shouldn't even be here. walk away with the silver is a nasty feeling really disappointing overall. and i feel for the other f as in the, a final now come, i might be furious that she's not taking her, not when that she was banking on her belief that russians don't have a right to be there. of course just doesn't reflect reality. how much she wants it to. the truth is that russian athletes are allowed to compete, but on such strict conditions as a result of an ongoing reduced number of historically clean russian athletes are
allowed to compete as mutual meaning that they've been stripped of them. the flag out of course, the country's name, hence r a c and not russia. but despite this, despite that commitment to the very rules that the international and that committee has set off, and despite the fact that they are the most tested, one of the most tested delegations that they are still daily faced with this wave of bitterness and malice. yeah, new end of comments direct or otherwise, as you're saying indirectly the last number of there including the swimmers. what's the media? how to say? well, unfortunately, the hostility towards the r a c team is really tenfold in western media. some of the headlines are actually pretty shocking. many of them fairly can disguise that discuss the russians, have been allowed to learn that the actually winning metals, beautiful music. and although window dressing such as calling itself, the russian olympic committee to suggest an appearance of neutrality cannot mask
the stench of corruption and the peace meant the i received entire plan completely backfired. it certainly didn't keep the russians out, and it certainly didn't shame russia were putting, has used the band to pump up nationalistic pride. and that was us, gymnast simone biles had to pull out the media with disappointment, worried about, well, that's paid the way for the russians, which is exactly, of course what happened as they deserved. so one was hoping that the media will kind of take a step back and just objectively report on the ongoing events on the trial on the losses. limp can. well, unfortunately we've been disappointed. i suggest there's a little bit of back story to this as well, right? what of course, i think most people are why, but this is all the fall out from the uncovering of thought and that you don't think scheme amongst russian athletes. back in 2014 washer was found before we had so many major international sporting events and about was to reduce to 2 years now . russian officials did come out, they admitted mistakes had been made in the doping program,
but they also did claim that the band was politically motivated. but the truth is, is that is the past that have been repercussions for that. what's happening now in tokyo was essentially the demonize ation of hundreds of proven clean athletes who are playing by the rules down to a team who are also getting tested repeatedly in the last number of winter and summer. exactly. they are, they are the 3rd, have to team off on us and china. so it's really good if the cation by those athletes, by the media not have to say really as a credit to those are the athletes that despite all of this, that they've managed to block out all that noise and still keep mounting when a podium andre walker i joined, listen, come ahead, says russian athletes because of a break. individual athletes got nothing to do with it. nobody's ever suggested that these are police of don't ever think of been trying to represent the contrary . is not the most a butcher is not the enemy. and certainly, even if we're supposed to get to me,
the idea that we would publish individual athletes is absolutely wrong. these athletes remember, have done what you've asked them today. they were taught all of their lives and they walked into that stadium. oh, same. which is brochure olympic committee rather than representing their own country that was embarrassing and humiliating to them. but they did it on the last . gave them a bright. well, so the curtain will only just fall and on the tokyo games, and around a week's time before it opens again on the power olympics and theme. are these final preparations are well underway. a journalist and a power athlete dmitri ignite off went along to get a taste of one of the toughest disciplines of power type. quando. hi everyone. me watching a diary about the preparations for the upcoming paralympics in tokyo, which will kick off soon. and today we're at the pero minova sports center. he used to train people without any disability, but now you have a whole army of power athlete. what flat like that very cool.
ah ah ah, i read about you why was literally crying. it's something unimaginable. your mother left you when you were born and later your adopted right? yeah. i was in the 5th grade when i was bullied to go with my backpack because i said to, what are you doing? i'll tell my mother. and she replied, you don't have a real money, you are adopted. it was painful to hear that. but then i made up my mind and decided to be strong. there, it's only one parley. combat for many people have no concepts of how disabled people can fight. what they can do, it's here, they fight a little bit protected as much as possible. yes, there are people who got enormous fortitude to the people who have nothing to lose to find
a job or they struggle their entire life. that's why they throw themselves in sports. people normally retire from taekwondo at the age of 30 disabled people sometimes go on until they're 40. i don't think the top harland disabled because they could easily take on anyone the sickle, have a mouth guard and helmet with a face. we also have handle growing protection as well as an electronic checks for lex pads and then 24. for the tell us more about the electronics. what do they do? is they like in fencing where like when someone hits? yes, we have another chinese chassis, protect the sense of the need with the bank as well as an extra saga with 12 fences . you get points if you see the sensor. so you can receive even more points for lambda spinning kicker i was the, when a determined by the number of points. so the number of points is equal to the
number of blows, the more points you get, the high, your quite yes, in each fight. last 2 minutes, 3 rounds with one minute break or check on do is ready to cool. it's not only about fighting, it's about. thank you. everyone has reached such a high level to get to the limiting that you can't just fine, but you have to think about what your opponent is doing. so it's a bit like playing chess. yes, it should be quicker than your opponent to don't she's blown. or still coming up here on the program on our tea, a new study is found that american universities appear to be more interested in ensuring diversity and inclusion rather than teaching history. we'll get a report on that in just a moment. ah join me every 1st day on the alex summon show and i'll be speaking to guests in the
world. the politics sport. business. i'm show business. i'll see you then me. oh, when i was wrong. why don't i just don't the rules. yes, to shape out the same because the african and engagement equal betrayal. when so many find themselves, well, the part we choose to look for common ground from germany, where a long study finds that the, the biomass of sly inside the weights of flying insects fell by 76 percent in the last 26 years. so instead of just becoming much, much less common,
which means all the jobs that they do are not being done anymore, and that, that is the real danger. and that's what's going to impact on ah, your story 0 now to the national. the united nation says it's headquarters in western. i've got to start happening a tax with a rocket propelled grenades and gunfire. and we understand one, god confirmed, killed several others injured. also, no un personnel had been hurt. the area of the compound has seen fighting between government forces and the taliban. the h q a tacos though, so far being described only as anti government elements. of the us already said, it will hold those responsible to account this attack against the united nations is deplorable and we condemn it. in the strongest terms. our 1st thoughts are with the family of the office of slain, and we wish a speedy recovery to those injured. it comes off can force as managed to arrest by
control of a key northern district from the taliban or the retreating military steps behind a trail of very deliberate destruction. others. despite this afghan forces victory, the taliban has been largely ascendent. it's taken military tree and the last 2 months than in the last 2 decades. have a look at the map right here. it's got a dominant presence in the north, northeast on certain central provinces. as we understand the taliban is carter closing in on our cities conduce and kandahar discrimination and stockings. these are at the center of a slew of new law suits in america. taking aim of so called critical race theory. the subject looks at society from the perspective of systemic racism. and his teaching in schools has been a matter of heated debate. at the head of the legal firm representing the plaintiff's praise what he calls that bravery. our clients bravery, confronting critical race theory, inspired bullying, indoctrination and retaliation which is not training or persuasion into the cases
of the complainants said they lost their jobs simply for opposing critical race theory. in a 3rd brought by parents, it's argued that alternative viewpoints are deliberately being excluded from schools. but while racial studies and schools are proving devices and higher education, inclusivity seems to be winning the day. and you study of $65.00 universities found that on average, they had more staff dedicated to ensuring equity and diversity than history professors themselves. ortiz, can muffin reports. we have a new study conducted by the heritage foundation, a conservative think tank that talks about the prevalence of diversity, equality and inclusion staff or d, e staff on american universities and basically shows that there are more d i staff than there are history professors at this point most universities have roughly 45 d staffers. that's 4 times as many then
disabilities staffers who deal and it will do the commenting, the needs of students who might have disabilities. and that's only 2 thirds as many history professors on, on the faculty and the university of louisville. kentucky got 50 d staffers and only 17 history folks. this is what the heritage foundation said about their findings. this research suggests that large diversity, equity inclusion bureaucracies appeared to make level positive contribution to campus climate, rather than being an effective tool for welcoming students from different backgrounds. diversity equity inclusion personnel may be better understood at a signal of adherence to ideological political and activist goals. now this comes at the same time as there is a big controversy in the united states surrounding the teaching of critical race theory, which views us history through the lens of systemic racism. 8 states across the united states, a band, the teaching of critical race theory. however,
a number of institutions use it not only in colleges, but also in high schools. and it seems like liberals are more open to this kind of teaching. whereas conservatives are vehemently opposed to it. this controversy has led to a lot of viral videos from parents complaining at school board meetings. some lawsuits, some claims that people were fired for opposing the teaching of critical race theory. it's a very intense controversy with conservatives on one side liberals on the other, and increasing cultural and political divide in the united states and europe ledgers. the u. s. backed collective of musicians and artists, the sewing seeds of descent in cuba, an effort to destabilize its government. and the group in question is called the son of movement. it's comprised of a cuban wrappers, musicians, artists, and journalists, washington has allegedly spend millions of dollars on them again sway among cuba. marginalized youth movement members have spoken out in support of american
sanctions, former president trump, and even a possible military intervention in cuba. earlier we spoke to the author of the investigation editor in chief of the grey zone, max blumenthal, what amazed me aside from the fact that the wall street journal in rolling stone have credited this group of artists and performers with providing in their words the catalyst for the day of protests we saw in cuba was that the national endowment for democracy in arm of the u. s. government. that bank role is regime change operations abroad actually laid out an explicit strategy in 2009 to weaponized marginalized and di, socialized youth. and that very same year usa id, another arm of the u. s. government, which is an intelligence front in many cases, began approaching to anti government hip hop wrappers in cuba, promoting them and even creating social media platforms to promote their anti
government lyrics. and this is a program that has continued today and culminated with the rise of the senate seizure movement and this anthem pottery evita, which has become the slogan of these anti government anti communist cuban protests . on friday, the u. s. government agency closed in $2000000.00 funding program to any new applicants. the goal of the project was to bring about social change in cuba and support young people of women, l g, p, t, groups, artists, and individuals of afro cuban descent. but while the u. s. finances cultural programs in cuba, the island itself remains under severe economic sanctions. and cube has been on the us embargo for more than half a century. in fact, since $962.00, some estimates put cooper's economic losses from that at around a $150000000000.00. it was also the biggest obstacle to buying medicine and equipment during the pandemic. this year,
the un general assembly voted overwhelmingly against the embargo saying it violates basic human rights. this month, cuba source largest protests and decades. people were demanding more freedom and better response to the pandemic. cuba, as president accused washington of inciting the demonstrations for the u. s. says it was a stable country. max blumenthal again, claims the americans all meddling more than ever in cuban effect. well, there's nothing there. there's nothing surprising about this except the, the intense interest in the you among the u. s. intelligence front like usa id. now run by samantha power in weaponized in a group that will soon become the demographic majority in cuba, which has suffered enormously under the blockade and that's afro cubans. and they spell this out explicitly in their documents. and that's why hip hop is becoming a vehicle that the u. s. likes to use it budgeted $110000.00 for a hip hop,
n g o in columbia to go and train hip hop artists in cuba to become quote unquote, democratic leaders. and so what we see is the u. s. actually exploiting and trying to create racial divisions in cuban society. in fact, doing what many liberals and democrats in the united states accused russia of doing with no evidence with black lives matter. that's actually the operational program in cuba right now. in order to paint this state that has been racially progressive, which is given asylum to black, american dissidence, which fought apartheid south africa to paint it as racially regressive, and even structurally racist. as a fascinating investigation by journalists, max bloom and full, you can read more about it or watch more about the auto dot com or onto you tube channel. for the meantime, your friday stories return at the top of the hour. the
look forward to talking to you all that technology should work for people. a robot must obey the orders given it by human beings. accept where's the short or conflict with the 1st law show your identification. we should be very careful about artificial intelligence. the point obviously is to great truck rather than fear i would like to take on various jobs with artificial intelligence. we'll summoning the theme in a robot must protect its own existence, was only in the wake of the 2nd high level meeting. where does the fraught china us relationship stand? the 1st meeting in anchorage, alaska?
was it embarrassing failure for secretary of state blinking at the 2nd meeting? the chinese presented the americans with a set of demands. it would seem to stay just set for real negotiations and not just the roof. oh right now, there are 2000000000 people who are overweight or obese. it's profitable to sell food that is fatty and sugary and faulty and addicted. not at the individual level. it's not individual willpower, and if we go on believing that will never change as obesity epidemic, that industry has been influencing very deeply. the medical and scientific establishment, ah, what's driving the mac, it's corporate, me
the ah, hello, welcome to sophie, go visionaries, me. so if you shiver, nonsense, our plan is fire diversity has long been crying for help, but now hundreds of species could vanish in the face of their us and we're talking end of the century. these are one of them. what does their extinction mean for our future? talk to dave colson, professor of biology at the university of suspects, an author of violent earth averting in sick apocalypse. busy dave golfing professor of biology at the university of sussex and author of fallon, earth of burning the in sick polyps. welcome to our show. great. have you this pleasure to be here? all right, so when you tell someone that the populations of insects are going down and the
most frequent reaction will be what lake. oh, well whatever. there will be less of that annoying, buzzing and stinging. can you summarize? whereas what exactly happens when in this appear and why really shouldn't be happy? yet? of course, you're absolutely correct. many people really don't like insects very much and, and they think it's a good thing if they're, if you're insects, but actually it's a disaster. so insects make up the bulk of all life on earth of we've named so far about one and a half 1000000 species of animal plant on our planet of which 1100000 different types of insect. so they are bio diversity ready or big chunk of it and the food for many of the organisms that infect says lots of birds and baths and small mammals and freshwater fish. and i'm piggy ends and liz, it's, they all eat insects at the insects go. they will go but insects also do
lots of other things that are really important, like they control crop pests. they, they're really important in recycling. they recycle dead bodies. dead trees leaves all sorts of organ material, lay break dire, and they keep the soil healthy. they distribute seeds, and of course, the thing that is perhaps most familiar, they polonaise. so the large majority of all the plants in the world need pollinating by insects, i wouldn't say. and he said with them would disappear. and approximately 3 quarters of all the crops that we humans grow depend upon, in fact pollinators, everything from strawberries and raspberries and apples to pumpkins and blueberries, and tomatoes, and chili peppers and even coffee and chocolate.