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Rosie Nepravnik Looks To Become First Woman To Win Triple Crown; U.S. Adds 165,000 Jobs In April, Unemployment Dips To 7.5 Percent; Wildfires Rage in Southern California; CNN Previews Google Glass
Aired May 3, 2013 - 16:00:00 ET
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BECKY ANDERSON, HOST: Also tonight, an ugly display of racism directed towards Italy's first black minister.
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MAGGIE LAKE, CNN CORRESPONDENT: OK Glass, directions to Times Square.
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ANDERSON: We put Google's vision of the future to the test.
Well, happy Friday to you. The good news on Wall Street just keeps getting better. The Dow briefly crossing 15,000 for the first time ever today. Just shy of that on the close. Let's get right to Felicia Taylor in New York for the details. And it was a message from the jobs market that got people in a buying mood this Friday, Felicia
FELICIA TAYLOR, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Absolutely. They took one look at this April jobs report and basically the bulls were on a tear. We'll take a closer look at the jobs report in just a second, but frankly things had been really good on Wall Street for quite a long time. And this is one of those reports which we can actually sort of sink our teeth into and take a look in terms of fundamentals. And I've been talking a lot about that recently that, you know, a lot of this movement hasn't necessarily been on fundamentals.
But take a look at the past three months for the Dow Industrials. And it has been strong every single month there is. So it's all good news, frankly, but there are still concerns to be out there.
This year has been a very strong one and, again, if I said, you know, take a look at the last three months you can see how the progression has been on Wall Street.
OK, so let's take a look a little bit more at what has been inside the jobs report. 165,000 jobs were created. The unemployment rate went down to 7.5 percent. That is very good news, because actually it's for the right reasons this time. It's not because people have been moving out of the workforce, but rather that people actually had job creation.
And the part that is a little troubling is where the job creation actually happened. And that's, you know -- and one person said, you know, that this is basically the American economy eating and shopping its way to a recovery, because we had retail jobs up 29,000 and leisure and hospitality up 43,000.
But where the real problem is, is in manufacturing, because absolutely zero jobs were created there. And that's a problem. And few jobs in construction as well as in professional and business services.
So you've got a couple of problems there.
But what the market really liked were the revisions in February and March. And those revisions were extremely, extremely strong. In March, we thought that there were only 88,000 jobs created, it turned out 138,000 were created. And in February, they were revised from 268,000 to 332,000. So there is plenty of good news and Mohamed El Erian will tell you about this report.
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MOHAMED EL-ERIAN, CEO, PIMCO: If you look at the average for the last three months, the U.S. has now created 212,000 jobs per month. That's getting close to what I think is a threshold level of 220 which is really importantly.
Secondly, the unemployment reason -- the unemployment rate is finally coming down for the good reasons. People are getting jobs as opposed to people exiting the labor force.
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TAYLOR: The part that's concerning to some analysts is that level of 165,000 isn't really where we need to be. We need to be above 250, 300 for it to be considered a strong recovery and a real recovery -- Becky.
ANDERSON: All right. Good stuff. And thank you for that. The analysis is great.
Remember those figures, because even though numbers that seem good to us are not necessarily the best that the market might have been expecting anyway. The point is across the board the U.S. jobs market and the data boosting European markets. Here you see the closing numbers from London to Zurich green across the board. The Dax in Frankfurt having the most impressive gain. Shares jumping there more than 2 percent.
That is an all-time high close for the German market at 8,100 odd. Important European markets, though, may be up, but the EU's spring forecast today warned of a recession that will get even worse before it gets better.
The European Commission has scaled down its growth predictions. France, Spain and The Netherlands are all expected to miss the 3 percent deficit targets for the EuroZone. As a whole, GDP forecast to shrink 0.4 percent this year. Unemployment forecast to stabilize at what is a terrible 12 percent.
Next year, though, things should pick up with the economy predicted to grow 1.2 percent.
Have a look at these numbers, though. For France, forecast to enter recession this year. Its deficit could be bigger than expected. And it's expected to widen next year.
Germany, it's the only one of the top five EuroZone economies to grow, but even so its growth is forecast to be cut by 0.1 percent.
This is a pretty dismal picture across the European zone. It seems like a tale, then, of two continents with Europe's fortunes declining while the United States at least on paper appears to be on the mend.
Remember, though, these economic giants are deeply intertwined. Trade between the U.S. and the EU has an estimated value of $2.7 billion a day.
I got some perspective on all of this earlier from my colleague Richard Quest.
RICHARD QUEST, CNN INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: It's extremely fragile. The best that the commission comes up with in their spring forecast is that growth returns towards the end of 2013 and into 2014 starts to pick up. But there are many possibilities, maybes and has beens and could bes in that equation.
For instance, if Spain or Italy take a turn for the worst. If the Cyprus, Greece, Italy, Ireland situation doesn't improve. There are so many unponderables. Let's just take the unemployment question. The EU unemployment at the moment is around about 12 percent in EuroZone unemployment. Now that is not forecast to shift any -- in any meaningful way during 2013 or 2014.
So put it all together and you end up with a continent that is stagnant at best and in recession at worst.
ANDERSON: And if you have a look at the situation with unemployment versus the U.S. you can see this sort of two track picture here. As we look at that and see European unemployment going up and U.S. employment going down. I wonder what the European growth picture really means for the U.S. and the global picture. What are the consequences of this pretty dismal picture in Europe at present?
QUEST: What it means is that Europe is by no means able to play the role that it would be expected to play in the global recovery. There is simply not the growth.
Some countries, of course like the Northern Europeans -- the Germanys, the Finlands, The Netherlands, yes they are able to. They are growing. But they're weighed down by such an extent from the southern European countries, the periphery, the debt crisis, the structural reform.
Just take France, for example, in recession. Not likely to grow. Pushing out the date of a balanced budget and a (inaudible). Time and again these countries are not able to play their proper part. So what you end up with, Becky, and I'm not suggesting everything is hunky dory in the U.S. There are problems that have to be dealt with, but at least there's growth and at least unemployment is coming down.
ANDERSON: I wonder whether you would go so far as to say, though, that the U.S. growth picture sort of -- sort of -- is watching Europe and saying what's going to really happen at the end of the year? Because you look at the markets as they stand at present. Fantastic story so far as the U.S. markets are concerned. But if this continues, European growth story continues as it is, it's got to have a negative impact, surely, on the U.S. towards the end of the year, hasn't it?
QUEST: No. Not as long as the U.S. domestic demand picks up and the central bank, The Fed, continues to print money at the rate that it's going and that there's no really nasty budget gridlock.
All right, I'll qualify my having been definitive, Becky, permit me the liberty of dancing backwards or rowing backwards.
If Europe continues on the track it's going, it doesn't really have a major detrimental effect. The U.S. can withstand it. It's a nasty, but it's not disaster.
If you're the European countries take a turn for the worse, then yes, I'm afraid to say all bets are -- to mix the metaphors, all bets are off and we're back to the races.
ANDERSON: Watch this space. You're watching Connect the World on CNN live from London. Nine minutes past 9:00.
Still to come this Friday night, murdered for trying to find out the truth. A report on the deadly cost of justice in Pakistan.
Plus, a fugitive for more than three decades, this convicted killer becomes the first woman on the FBI's most wanted terrorist list. Details of that coming up.
And will she be queen of the Derby? Meet one young jockey with the record books in her sights.
ANDERSON: Welcome back. This is CNN. I'm Becky Anderson for you.
One shocking assassination has apparently led to another years later. In the Pakistani capital, the chief prosecutor in the Benazir Bhutto assassination case was shot dead this Friday on his way to court. Now this deadly assault comes at a tense time for Pakistan with elections just eight days away.
CNN's Saima Mohsin in Islamabad sent us this report.
SAIMA MOHSIN, CNN INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: Zulfigar Ali was en route to the courthouse when unknown gunmen on a motorbike approached his vehicle and shot at it several times. He was hit several times alongside his guard. They were both rushed to hospital. But the chief public prosecutor died en route.
He was looking into the Benazir Bhutto assassination case when former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto was killed in a gun and bomb attack in 2007. Very high profile case. And recently he'd arrested several people believed to be facilitators in that assassination. And behind them, perhaps, it is considered was the Taliban, the Pakistani Taliban.
In another development, an ANP politician has been gunned down in southern port city of Karachi. The ANP is a secular liberal party from the northwest of Pakistan. They have been threatened by the Taliban against campaigning for the election as has the PPP and M2M, other liberal secular parties in the runup to the election on the 11th of May.
Saima Mohsin, CNN, Islamabad.
ANDERSON: All right. In Bangladesh, the death toll from a factory building collapse last week has now risen to 510. That number is still climbing as more bodies are pulled from the rubble. Police arrested an engineer who inspected the building the day before it fell. They say he identified some, quote, "risky cracks, but still gave the factory's permission to keep operating." His family denies that.
State media reports say vibrations from heavy machinery and high capacity electrical generators are largely responsible.
Well, authorities in China have detained more than 900 people after a three month investigation into meat safety. Some are accused of selling rat meat disguised as beef or mutton. Others are charged with selling diseased or tainted meat.
China's Supreme People's Court has announced the country's first ever guidelines for meat safety.
Syrian opposition activists say as many as 150 people may have been killed during an army raid on a coastal village. But it's still unclear exactly who the victims may be. According to the government they were, and I quote, terrorists. State TV had this video today saying it shows weapons seized in the raid on al-Bayda. Opposition activists say many civilians were killed, calling it a massacre that constitutes a war crime.
Well, for Syria's orthodox Christians, Sunday marks the holiest day on the calendar, but Easter celebrations will likely be somber this year as Fred Pleitgen reports the community is praying simply for the safe return of two kidnapped bishops.
FRED PLEITGEN, CNN INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: Praying for peace at a time of conflict. Orthodox Christians gather in Damascus for their Easter celebrations overshadowed by Syria's civil war and the kidnapping of two prominent archbishops.
ARCHBISHOP DIONYSIUS JEAN KAWAK, SYRIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH: This here are -- we are living our Good Friday with a lot of sadness and with a lot of bad feelings. And we are praying really to the -- directly to God to help us and (inaudible) us.
PLEITGEN: The orthodox bishops Paul Yaziji and John Ibrahim were kidnapped in northern Syria on April 22. They remain missing. There's been no claim of responsibility, but many Christians here believe they were taken by an Islamist militia fighting in the ranks of the opposition.
Christians are often viewed as loyal to the regime of Syria's President Bashar al-Assad. And many now fear for their safety and their religious freedom. Their answer often defiance.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: We belong to this country. We're born here. We're raised here. And we will die here.
PLEITGEN: "Everything has changed," this woman says. "Before, people were happy. Even in places that are not being attacked, people now are not happy. Many have deaths in their families and sorrows."
They're interrupted by the sound of artillery.
Boy and Girl Scouts conduct security checks outside this orthodox church in the predominately Christian neighborhood of Baptuma (ph) and residents have a hard time finding any sort of Easter spirit.
(on camera): In years' past there would have been masses of people walking through these streets in Easter processions. But nowadays with the conflict going on all that's changed. All they have here now are these white ribbons that are hanging between the buildings to commemorate those who were killed in Syria's ongoing conflict.
(voice-over): Even the bishop seems skeptical about the future.
KAWAK: We would like to be here in Syria. It's our land. And we'd like to be all the others trying to create a new Syria.
PLEITGEN: But with two of their beloved leaders missing, and many Christians leaving the country, many in Syria's orthodox community feel their very existence here is at stake.
Fred Pleitgen, CNN, Damascus.
LU STOUT: Well, for the first time ever a woman is on the FBI's most wanted terrorist list. Joanne Chesimard was convicted of the grisly execution style murder of a U.S. policeman. 40 years ago she escaped from prison 34 years ago and is now living under political asylum in Cuba.
Patrick Oppmann is in Havana and he joins me now.
What do we know of this story and this woman, Patrick?
PATRICK OPPMANN, CNN INTERNATIONAL CORREPSONDENT: It's an incredible story. It all began with a routine traffic stop some 40 years ago on the New Jersey Turnpike. Joanne Chesimard, better known as Assata Shakur, was a member of an offshoot of the Black Panthers, a militant group that at the time police claim was trying to bring down the political system in the United States. They got into a gunfight with police. This New Jersey state trooper was killed.
Then Joanne Chesimard, taken to a hospital, a prison where she escaped and then years later somehow ended up here in Cuba where she was greeted with open arms by then Cuban President Fidel Castro.
And she may be a fugitive, she may have a $2 million price now on her head, but she doesn't appear to be running scared. Joanne Chesimard over the years has appeared at public gatherings here, has greeted delegations that have come in from overseas, has lectured here, has even written an autobiography and has given interviews. I've met her over the years and she's unrepentant. She doesn't deny or confirm that she was involved in these killings, but says that violence was a method that was used in those times. She doesn't renounce the use of violence. And says that she was the victim of assassination attempts by the FBI.
What's really interesting here is this comes at the exact same time that Cuba is trying to get off the most wanted -- off the State Department list of countries that support terrorism. It appears what Washington is now saying to Havana that until they give up some of these fugitives like Joanne Chesimard, also known as Assata Shakur, that that's just not going to happen.
ANDERSON: Yeah, fascinating stuff.
All right, Patrick, thank you for that. U.S. President Barack Obama has just touched down in San Jose Costa Rica as he continues his tour of America's southern neighbors.
Obama said he came to Mexico to -- or went to Mexico, at least, to break down stereotypes between the two countries. Earlier, he praised Mexico saying a new Mexico was emerging.
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BARACK OBAMA, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: Let's do more to expand trade and commerce that creates good jobs for our people. We already buy more of your exports than any country in the world. We sell more of our exports to Mexico than we do to Brazil, Russia, India and China combined.
OBAMA: Mexican companies are investing more in the United States and we're the largest foreign investor in Mexico because we believe in Mexico and want to be a partner in your success.
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ANDERSON: He's now in San Jose, as I said.
All right, meanwhile, gusty dry winds have found a fast spreading wildfire that continues to rage across Southern California in the United States.
Authorities say the inferno is threatening 4,000 homes as fire crews battle blazes for a second day. So far, no one has been injured, but the fire has damaged up to 15 houses.
Kyung Lah is monitoring the situation in Ventura County, California and joins me now.
And people -- well, people must be quite frankly terrified, aren't they?
KYUNG LAH, CNN INTERNAITONAL CORRESPONDENT: Well, you know, this is wildfire country. People are used to wildfire, they're just not used to it, Becky, so early in the year. We're seeing October fire conditions in May. So that gives you a sense of just how bad this summer is going to be for the state of California.
What you're seeing over my left shoulder here, this is the north rim of a 10,000 acre fire. I'm going to sort of walk you around this way. You can see the winds are pushing in from the ocean, but as you get over this way, the smoke and the ash gets much, much thicker. It is very hot, it is very difficult for firefighters.
What they're seeing here are low temperatures, extremely erratic winds today. Although temperatures are a little lower than they were yesterday, but here's the biggest problem is that California hasn't had the type of rain it normally has. It's had a miniscule amount of rain, just under two inches of rain since the beginning of the year. So what that has meant is we're used to dry brush here, look at this, you can just completely make this disintegrate.
And again this is something that firefighters are used to fighting in October, but not so early in this year. So what that has means is that home owners are very concerned about what's going to happen with this fire. It is all coming down to the winds, though.
Becky, these next few hours are really going to be critical. If firefighters can get a hold, a handle of this fire, try to contain it a little more than they have right now, it's only about 10 percent, then this will be a controllable fire versus an out of control fire, which at this point firefighters are saying they have in their hands right now -- Becky.
ANDERSON: Yeah, we're looking at live pictures, though, of the smoke from those fires.
Oh, my goodness, the people must be thinking this is going to be a very, very, very long summer.
Kyung, thank you for that.
Live from London, this is Connect the World. Coming up, Italy's first black government minister attacked online. It's put the country's race relations firmly back under the spotlight. That story is coming up.
Your headlines, though, follow this -- oh no, they don't. It's not headlines, that story is coming up. Forgive me.
ANDERSON: Welcome back. 23 minutes past 9:00 for you.
Now Italy's government has launched an investigation into racial slurs posted online attacking the country's first black cabinet minister.
Now has again exposed what is the country's troubled race relations. We'll have more on that in a moment.
First, though, it's the latest challenge facing Italy's five day old government on Sunday. Enrico Letta was sworn in as the country's prime minister more than two months after general elections delivered no clear winner. Now he is changed with heading a broad coalition of ministers from his center-left party and former rivals from the center-right. He'll need to tackle the country's high unemployment and stagnant growth.
Well, while Mr. Letta's government grapples with Italy's political and economic woes, I've got to say quite another ugly problem back in the spotlight. The appointment of Cecile Kyenge is Italy's first black government minister was a giant leap for racial integration in the country, but racist taunts on right-wing websites have marred her first week in office. This report from our senior international correspondent Ben Wedeman.
BEN WEDEMAN, CNN INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: Everyone wants this shot, Cecile Kyenge is a junior minister in Italy's shaky new government, responsible for integration.
She's Italy's first ever black minister.
She's pushing for affirmative action, she tells me, to bring more diversity to all aspects of Italian life.
Originally from the Congo, this Italian trained doctor has lived in Italy for the last 30 years. Kyenge has Italian citizenship, an Italian husband and two Italian born children. But that's not Italian enough for one member of the European parliament Mario Borgetsio (ph) of the right- wing Northern League Party who said in a radio interview that Kyenge would bring African tribal customs to Italy and open the gates to, in his words, "all of the world's tribes to freeload off the welfare state."
He's been roundly condemned, even by some members of his own party. But racism and xenophobia aren't unknown here. Italian soccer has been marred in recent years by fans who frequently throw racist taunts at black players.
Outside the stadium, blatant public racism is rare, but some attitudes smack of intolerance.
"The country that hosts you should be respected," says Fabricio (ph), a business man. "You can maintain your culture in your own country, but you can't impose it on others."
For decades, Italy didn't really have to deal with the issues of immigration. Back in 1990, immigrants made up only 2 percent of the population. Now that number has more than tripled.
The church based community of Santa Gidio (ph) offers Italian language classes for immigrants. It also runs courses for first and second generation immigrants on how to help others to integrate into society.
Titsjana's (ph) parents came from the Cape Verde Islands and says only once did she encounter racism.
"Somebody told me to go back to my country," she recalls. "I was shocked. What do you mean you're country? I'm in my country. I'm Italian."
Immigrants are a fact of modern life, says school director Daniela Pompei. "Italy needs immigrants," she says. "It needs immigrant workers, young immigrant workers. They're a great economic, social and cultural resource."
A resource some Italians are slowly learning to appreciate.
Ben Wedeman, CNN, Rome.
ANDERSON: The latest world news headlines are just ahead as you would expect here on CNN at the bottom of the hour, plus a troubling report out of the U.S. showing suicides on the rise. A look at what's behind this increase. We're going to analyze that.
Also ahead on the show, a plea from this young jockey. Judge me on my talent, not my sex. That story in just over 10 minutes.
And we take a look through Google's Glasses. Maggie test drives the internet giants new wearable technology. Her verdict a little later in the show.
ANDERSON: You're watching Connect the World. This is CNN. I'm Becky Anderson in London. Our top stories this hour, an encouraging jobs reports send U.S. stocks to a new all-time high today, but the Dow and S&P closing at record levels briefly crossing hugely significant mark, 15,000, closing just shy of that. A gain, though, of nearly 1 percent.
More than 500 people are now confirmed dead in last week's catastrophic building collapse in Bangladesh. State media reports say heavy machinery was the primary cause of the disaster. The EU is threatening to shut Bangladesh out of the common market unless factory safety standards improve.
A source briefed on the Boston bombing investigation had told CNN explosive residue has been found at the home of Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the home he shared with his wife and daughter. The source said samples have tested positive in at least three areas -- the kitchen table, kitchen sink and a bathtub.
The Pakistani prosecutor was described as brave for his involvement in controversial cases has been gunned down in his car. Chaudhry Zulfigar Ali was on the way to a hearing related to the Benazir Bhutto assassination. No one has claimed responsibility for the attack.
All right. Story for you which is a difficult one to report. A new U.S. government report has revealed that suicide now kills more Americans than car accidents. In 2010, there were more than 33,000 deaths from car crashes compared to 38,000 from suicide.
Most surprisingly, the study showed a major increase in middle aged people taking their own lives.
Over the past decade, they have been an almost 30 percent, 30 percent rise in 35 to 64 year old taking their own lives. The rate for men has increased more than 27 percent and women more than 31 percent.
And this is an interesting fact, this is in the U.S. of course, the rate of suicide by Native Americans some 65 percent higher followed by white Americans with death surging by 40 percent.
What's the reason for this surge? Let's bring in Dr. Paula Clayton from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. I want to start in the States but then sort take a wider remit on this. What, firstly, do you think is behind what is a significant rise?
DR. PAULA CLAYTON, AMERICAN FOUNDATION FOR SUICIDE PREVENTION: Well, we don't know exactly, but of course the explanation includes sort of the unemployment and the economic downturn, because unemployment is also associated with higher suicide rates, because people don't have the money to go to doctors and to get care and so they put off everything.
Plus, they just can't afford to -- and then recently.
ANDERSON: Sorry, let me stop you there, because I think most of our viewers will say, all right, I get that, 2010, you know, really the sort of pit of what has been this economic downturn. But it's been interesting to see that this is a problem, that of suicide, is mostly associated with teenagers and yet you see these numbers are quite startling in what is the Baby Boomer generation, the sort of middle aged generation. Were you surprised by that?
CLAYTON: Well, because it started in '05 at least I'm not surprised. Actually adolescence have lower suicide rates, but because there's so much lost when an adolescent dies, we put more effort into that. The elderly used to have the highest rate, especially elderly white men, but this new group is a surprise. And it's a surprise also because it's men and women.
ANDERSON: Stay with me for one moment. I just want to give our viewers the sort of wider context on this. This was the report out of the U.S., but let's compare it with how we see the numbers in Europe, for example, for every 100,000 people the U.S. has an overall suicide rate, I'm afraid to say, of 12.4 percent -- I was shocked to hear that. In Europe it is some 10.2 percent. Better, but not good of course.
That may look good on paper, but CNN has previously reported on the alarming rise of suicides in debt stricken countries in Europe. Just last month, Ben Wedeman reported on a triple suicide in Italy as a result of financial desperation. Have a listen to this.
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WEDEMAN: Police say the couple took their lives last Friday, no longer able to make ends meet, shocking a nation gripped by its worst economic crisis since the Second World War.
62-year-old Romeo (ph) was the victim of austerity inspired reforms raising the retirement age from 61 to 67. He held occasional odd jobs, but couldn't make the payments that would have allowed him to eventually collect a pension.
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ANDERSON: Romeo's brother-in-law took his own life when he found out the couple were dead.
And last year from Greece, Matthew Chance reporting on a similar story.
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MATTHEW CHANCE, CNN INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: Demitris Christolous (ph) was a 77-year-old pensioner who stood in front of the country's parliament and shot himself. It was, he wrote, his only dignified way out or else rummage for food in the garbage.
This is no isolated death. In the offices of this charity suicide help line in Athens, counselors talk of an epidemic sweeping the country. Suicide rates have doubled, they told me, because of the Greek economic plight.
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ANDERSON: Paula, you're from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, which to many people who are in a terrible state must seem like almost an oxymoron suicide and prevention, but what do you tell people?
CLAYTON: Well, I think the most important thing is that these two -- these two people might illustrate it, that people who die by suicide usually have a mental disorder and it's most common is depression. And so if you learn to treat -- recognize and treat depression and can overcome people's shame and stigma about seeking help, then I think there's a really hopeful note about the future.
And that's really...
ANDERSON: that's really difficult when we're seeing this increase in suicides over a period of economic difficulties, because those who are possibly taking their lives, who may come to you ahead of that and seek advice, they won't have mental problems, will they? They're simply in a terrible position.
CLAYTON: No, actually they mostly do have depression. Even the families say, oh, he had nothing but -- then when they go through their emails and other things they discover all the sad and depressing thoughts these people had.
ANDERSON: That's fascinating. Paula, thank you for that.
Some news just coming into CNN -- and the latest cuts to hit one of Europe's struggling economies, Portugal's prime minister has just announced moments ago plans to cut 30,000 public sector jobs. Those cuts apparently would come this calendar year.
Not a good situation in Europe. Let's hope at least as the forecast suggests that things are going to get better by the end of 2013.
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ANDERSON: European football, the season nearing to a close. For some of us that is quite a relief actually
Some big name managers will be on the move -- not a relief, because I don't like football, but really because it's been a terrible season, scary stuff, and...
AMANDA DAVIES, CNN SPORTS CORRESPONDET: I'm counting my wrinkles.
ANDERSON: Silverware doesn't necessarily mean that football managers get to keep their jobs, which seems mental to me, really, but Amanda Davies joining me with more on that.
It is a funny old time, isn't it? You've got managers winning cups and league competitions, big tournaments and going out and others who have won nothing.
DAVIES: It makes you wonder why on earth you would become a football manager. There is a ridiculous stat, something like 49 percent of managers have one job in management and never to be seen again, because they just don't get a second chance. That is actually irrelevant to what I'm talking about today, but I did find it quite interesting that it is such a managerial merry go round that most managers who were to get their club to a Europa League final, a serious bit of silverware, they'd be quite happy with that, but Chelsea aren't most clubs, are they? And Rafa Benitez has had a pretty rough ride. And his time at Chelsea has pretty much been epitomized by the fact that his greatest night involved with Chelsea, getting the side to a Europa League final as he did on Thursday has still been overshadowed by talk of The Special One and Jose Mourinho.
It took just eight minutes for the crowd to start chanting for Jose Mourinho.
DAVIES: Yes. Eight minutes. I mean, what more can the man do? And he's criticized the club, hasn't he, in the last few months for giving him the title of interim manager.
And he -- well, people really didn't want him to join in the first place because of the history between Chelsea and Liverpool, but he's likely to be taking them into Europe season, could well win them another major trophy and still that doesn't seem good enough.
A lot of the papers in England this morning saying the deal has already been done for Jose Mourinho, currently the Real Madrid manager, to go back to Stanford Bridge. July 1 is the date that's being named.
ANDERSON: Have you been talking?
DAVIES: He's been talking, but he says actually maybe it's not been signed.
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JOSE MOURINHO, REAL MADRID MANAGER (through translator): You look at PSG and you hear Carlo is leaving and whoever else is coming in. You look at Bayern, who are the champion of records, are in the German Cup and the Champion's League final and its coach is leaving and Guardiola is arriving. You see Manchester City and you hear Roberto Mancini is leaving and so on and so on is taking his place. At Chelsea, Benitez is leaving and I am going over or I don't know who is going.
Lots of clubs are going through a similar experience with lots of speculation.
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DAVIES: He says it's all speculation, but I tell you what, Becky, I won't be betting against him being at Stanford Bridge next season.
ANDERSON: I just wonder whether we can have a good run of it, though.
DAVIES: They say never go back, don't they?
ANDERSON: Yeah, absolutely.
Well, let's see, all right. Football at the very highest echelons.
It seems Sepp Blatter thinks that he may be -- maybe hanging on for another, what, four-and-a-half or five years or something?
DAVIES: Yeah, he's done four terms as manager. He's been there -- as manager -- president of world football's governing body FIFA. He said he was going to call it a day after this term. He's been there a decade and- a-half.
ANDERSON: And it's controversial as he could be, right?
DAVIES: Yes. We've had controversies about racism, about corruption in football. There was that wonderful comment that women should wear tighter shorts and that will make the women's game more popular. It's endless. The list really is endless.
ANDERSON: Surely he deserves another term, then, doesn't he?
DAVIES: The more eyebrows have been raised today, because he's been speaking at a conference of the Asian Football Confederation in Kuala Lumpur aged 77, I might add, and he said this will be the last term of -- not of office, the last term of reform.
So that suggests to a lot of people listening in that actually he wants to carry on, which would be quite interesting, because the head of European football, Michel Platini, has made no secret of his designs to take over the top job, the FIFA job.
Sepp Blatter ended up standing unopposed the last time he was elected. Platini, you would think, was going to stand against him, but if he thinks Blatter is going to win it again with his stalwart supporters, maybe he won't.
ANDERSON: You know, let's move on.
Sepp Blatter probably quite likes female jockeys, because they do wear quite tight trousers.
I am -- I'm saying that for a reason, there is a race on -- at the weekend. One jockey, of course, looking to make history.
DAVIES: Yeah, it's the Kentucky Derby, the most prestigious racing weekend in America, the first half of the Triple Crown. And, yes, Rosie Napravnik, she's aiming to become the first female jockey ever to win the Kentucky Derby. She finished ninth two years ago in 2011. And she's caught up with winning post's Francesca Cumani.
ROSIE NAPRAVNIK, JOCKEY: They always say, no you guys are the best riders in the world and that's like, you know, the big moment where you're like, yeah, you know, it's great to be here.
FRANCESCA CUMANI, CNN CORRESPONDENT: It wasn't easy for Rosie Napravnik to reach horseracing's elite level. The New Jersey native began racing when she was only seven years old and has proven her resilience along the way in her latest run for the roses.
NAPRAVNIK: Both my parents are into horses. My father is a farrier, my mom trains event horses.
I saw this video called the Jewels of the Triple Crown on VHS. I didn't have television, so I just watched this video over and over again. And I just was, you know, was inspired by it and that's when I decided I wanted to win the Triple Crown.
CUMANI: Such lofty goals were formed at a young age by the fiery redhead. Rosie's racing style can be described as aggressive. And she's not easily intimidated by her male counterparts.
NAPRAVNIK: To be honest with you, the female aspect to me has, I think, worked to my advantage in a lot of respects just with publicity and, you know, being recognized for things that I've accomplished that may not have been such a big deal if it was just another male jockey.
If you're winning races it's really irrelevant what gender you are.
It's a stereotype to say that female riders are finesse riders. You know, I'm very physically fit. I'm strong. I'm -- you know, I'm not just a little string bean female that's 100 pounds and that's why I ride races, so, you know, it does incorporate a lot of strength whether you're male or female.
CUMANI: A unique blend of intelligence and intuition has helped her succeed on the track, but would she be willing to give up her childhood dreams of chasing an American Triple Crown to settle down and start a family with her husband, Joe?
NAPRAVNIK: I'm actually very excited to have a family when I'm finished. But there's still a lot of things that I want to accomplish in my career, so I'm going to try to get all that, you know, out of the way first and then, you know, my husband are very excited about having a family. He actually has a daughter who is eight years old. So I get my fix, I get to practice sometimes when she's in town and staying with us.
DAVIES: As with all these big races, there's so many stories in the buildup. And this is another fantastic one on the World Sport website about Kevin Krigger aiming to be the first black jockey to win the race for 111 years.
ANDERSON: That's fantastic.
Log on, viewers, World Sport also with you in about 40 minutes time. So stay with us for that.
You can log on for 40 minutes and then come back for World Sport.
Amanda, thank you.
Coming up after this short break on Connect the World, the premier of our new series CNN Preview. Plus, we take the hottest new tech toy in town, Google Glass on a tour of the Big Apple. Don't go away.
ANDERSON: Welcome to CNN Preview, our new weekly entertainment segment focusing on new music and movies.
We'll be bringing you news of tours, festivals, box office and chart success and movie premiers and that is where we begin in London West End with the world premier of Star Trek Into Darkness.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Enjoy these final moments of peace for I have returned to have my vengeance.
ANDERSON: The action packed trailers already have legions of Trekkies salivating for this film. Chris Pine returns as Captain Kirk, taking the crew of the Enterprise on the trail of a powerful villain who launches a devastating attack on Star Fleet and the Earth's leaders.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I think it's just big and bold and fast and loud and it's -- it's just a lot bigger than the first. The story is bigger, the characters are bigger, the action is bigger.
J.J. AMBRAMS, DIRECTOR: The fans of Star Trek are a very vocal bunch. And we've been very lucky to have them for the most part embrace the work that we've done on the franchise that we've all come to really know and love, but there will always be those who don't like anything that isn't sort of the absolute pure original version and I completely respect that.
ANDERSON: Five years ago, the Star Trek movie grossed almost $400 million at the box office, and expectations are high for this film to be even more successful.
The story of America's best selling band is told in a fascinating film released on DVD this week.
The history of The Eagles features rare archives, home movies and unseen performance footage as it follows the band from beginning to breakup.
TIMOTHY B. SCHMIT, EAGLES: In my experience, all rock n' roll bands are on the verge of breaking up at all times.
ANDERSON: Featuring hits such as Take it Easy, Desperado, Lying Eyes, and Hotel California.
Part two brings us up to date following the Eagles reunion in 1994.
GLENN FREY, EAGLES: So even though the band broke up, they kept playing our songs all the time. It was like we never went away.
ANDERSON: And another of music's elder statesman returns to his rock roots with a new record next week. Time is Rod Stewart's first album of new music for two decades. It sees the Scottish singer back in songwriting mode after several successful albums recording popular standards.
Of the thousands of music festivals held around the world every year, few have the unique flavor of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage festival known simply as Jazz Fest. Well, this year, Fleetwood Mac, Phoenix and Willie Nelson among the headliners this week.
CNN Preview went along for a taster.
QUINT DAVIS, FESTIVAL CO-FOUNDER: New Orleans has something that no other city in the world can claim, that's the birthright of jazz.
From its beginning it had a very international following, you know, from Japan, from Australia, from Scandinavia, from England. The festival this year will have 5,000 musicians that play on 12 stages over seven days. Last year it was attended by a total of half a million people.
JASON MARSALIS, MUSICIAN: Just a celebration of a lot of the rich culture that New Orleans has produced, whether you talk about the (inaudible) all the various brass bands, all the traditional music of the gospel music, it really celebrates all that it has to offer.
DWAYNE DOPSIE, MUSICIAN: My style music is zotico (ph). Zotico (ph) is bluesy, very hard playing. You know, it's the kind of music that you don't really have a music sheet to go with it, you just feel it, play it.
SCHMIT: You come to Jazz Fest, you come to a New Orleans party with New Orleanians and nobody knows how to party better than we do.
ANDERSON: That is it for this addition of CNN Preview. See you next time.
ANDERSON: Next time being Friday next week. A new part of the show for you. I hope you enjoy it.
Well, it's touted as being Google's vision of the future. Just before I go this Friday, we're talking about Google's new wearable glass technology. The internet giant says consumers will be able to get their hands on a pair by next year. Maggie, though, was one of the few that got before the glasses hit the shelves.
MAGGIE LAKE, CNN CORRESPONDENT: We got a pair of the Google Glass. We got some instructions. We're ready to take a test drive.
OK glass, directions to Times Square.
The glasses are actually very comfortable. You get used to them quickly. There's a little screen that you can look which is showing you a map of how to get to Times Square, so whether you're in a cab or whether you're walking, you just follow what's on the screen.
The glasses work with any bluetooth enabled phone, but the best fit is with an Android phone running Google's MyGlass companion app.
So here we are in Times Square. So the easiest features to use right off the bat on Google Glass are taking pictures are recording video. And what a better canvas?
Now the camera is turned on the cameraman.
You can get some of the features of Google now with the glasses, but there are no third party apps yet. And that's where the real potential is. I would love if I had an app that told me where the nearest Mexican restaurant was to Times Square or something where I could compare prices for a shop that I was going to go into. And that is not far off.
So no restaurant app? I guess I'm going to rough it. Hey there, can I have a pretzel?
Some busy New Yorkers never noticed what I was wearing, but those who stopped us were very enthusiastic.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Is this the Google Glass?
LAKE: It is the Google glasses.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Oh my god.
LAKE: What do you think?
Do I look like Star Trek?
Google Glass. How do you say hello in French.
We're at the top of The Rock. A beautiful day. Now you might want to have a bodyguard when you have these. They're about $1,600 a pop, but remember they're just a prototype. They're actually very comfortable and fairly easy to use some of the simpler functions. I have to say, though, the setup is a little bit difficult. And sort of working some of the connectivity issues, that's definitely something they're going to have to iron out.
OK, Glass, take a picture.
Take a look at that view.
This definitely feels exciting. I feel like I'm looking at the future, but there is a learning curve, no doubt about it.
This is -- is this still recording?
Did I turn it off?
ANDERSON: Maggie, good on you.
Listen, all last year iReporters helped CNN cover some of the world's biggest stories by sending in their -- or your pictures and video and we thank you for that. Now we are honoring those of you who have contributed in the third annual CNN iReport awards. We've chosen 36 nominees in six categories, let's take a look at the hopefuls for the personal story award.
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UNIDENTIFIED MALE: One day hopefully I'll get to tell the president about autism.
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ANDERSON: The winners will be chosen by a panel of CNN experts and we're looking for your help. Get involved. It's CNNiReportsawards.com. I've got a quick shoutout to Mr. Paul in Paris tonight. Have a good evening. Personal message.
That was Connect the World. Thank you for watching.