09/08/2017 Newsround


09/08/2017

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Good morning, Team Newsround - I'm Jenny, live with all the top

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stories this Wednesday.

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Keep watching...

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for this cyclist's epic journey around the world,

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why tourism is causing a problem on Skye,

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and watch this mascot's unlucky moment.

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First, It's been a great summer for Women's sport in the UK.

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England won the cricket world cup, and Johanna Konta became

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the first british woman, in nearly 40 years, to get

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to the semi finals in Wimbledon.

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But against the backdrop of this success, the Women's rugby union

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team has decided not to renew contracts next season.

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Ayshah has been finding out more.

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I'm Rebecca, I'm 14 and a massive rugby fan.

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I play for my local team as a winger and I love rugby.

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Rebecca, is rugby something you want to do in the future?

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It is definitely a dream.

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It's something I'd love to do.

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But there is a problem.

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At the moment the women's England team are all

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professional - that means they get paid to play the game.

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But in the future the people who run rugby in

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England say they will only pay women who play

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the 7-a-side version of

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the game, instead of the traditional 15-a-side.

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This is different from the men, who get paid to play both.

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Someone who thinks this is a problem is World Cup winner Maggie.

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She captained the England team to victory in 2014.

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As a former player I am disappointed, because

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understandably you want to ensure there is full investment in both

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formats of the game.

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All governing bodies can still invest in their

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women's sports and teams because we have seen with further

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investment greater success can come.

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We put these points to the current England vice captain.

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I think there are 7s contracts next year, they've talked

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about how they want to bring 15s contracts back into play.

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I think when Rebecca reaches an age where

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she could be playing women's rugby professionally, hopefully they will

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be back in play and it's really important girls can aspire to be

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professional rugby players.

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So after hearing from these two players, what

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does Rebecca think?

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Personally, I believe it's not fair they've made

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these contract changes, the men's they've kept

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the same and they've changed it for the women.

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I don't believe it's right.

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What is it mean for your future in playing rugby?

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I think eventually it will go back but at the moment

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it is a bit worrying to see whether I could make it onto 7s.

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Football now, and Manchester United were beaten 2-1 by European

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champions, Real Madrid, in last night's Super Cup.

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Although Lukaku managed to score for United, Casemiro

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and Isco's goals for Madrid...

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meant the Spanish side lifted the Super Cup for a fourth time.

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Meet Mark Beaumont.

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He's on a mammoth mission to cycle around the world,

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in a record breaking 80 days.

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And he's just reached the halfway point of his journey in Australia.

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Watch this.

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Mark Beaumont wants to be on the record books.

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Back in 2008, he cycled around the world in 194 days and set a new

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world record.

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His next adventure took him from Alaska in North

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America to Argentina in South America.

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And in 2015 he cycled the length of Africa from Cairo to Cape

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Town in just 42 days.

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But nearly ten years on from his first round the

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world record, it has been broken by other riders

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and now stands at 123 days.

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This time he isn't just trying to beat the existing record by a

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couple of days.

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That would be too easy!

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He is aiming to do it in just 80.

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It has not been easy.

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Putting miles in the bank feels great.

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My front wheel went in, it was a huge hole.

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I felt a broken tooth in my mouth, I've chipped a good amount of it.

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End of day 26.

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That is the Chinese border.

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And it is closed!

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This is the end of leg one.

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I'm in Australia.

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That's it, it hasn't sunk in.

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It feels a bit weird.

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I am here with my hot water bottle, food and I

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will be asleep in about 20 minutes.

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It is an 18,000 mile journey in total which means he will have to

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bike more than 200 miles each day to set the record.

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Watch this space.

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It's where movies like the BFG and Transformers were filmed.

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The Isle of Skye in Scotland, is famous for its beautiful

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mountains and sparkling lochs.

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But now its got a problem, because it's getting

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full up of tourists, who locals say are trampling

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the landscape and dropping litter.

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They want extra funding from the Scottish government

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to help look after it.

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If you've been watching the World Athletics Championships

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you may have noticed the event's official mascot.

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Hero the Hedgehog - he's been trying to get

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into the sporting action too.

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Here he is trying to balance himself, but can he make it?

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Ouch!

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But can he save himself?

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Nightmare!

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That's all from me, but fear not, Newsround's back

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at 4:20pm with Ricky.

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Head online to work out what your summer

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holiday hobby should be - I'm a writer, apparently.

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Bye!

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Hello, everybody!

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My favourite TV programme on CBBC is Whoops I Missed The Bus

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