CNN Student News – September 5, 2016 | U.S. Government Jobs Report | Spread of wildfire in Australia
I`m Carl Azuz.
This is CNNSTUDENT NEWS.
Today, we`re starting with economics.
When people want to see how a country`s economyis doing, they can study different indicators.
The stock market or retail sales, for example.
Two other indicators are government reports that come out every month.
The national unemploymentrate and the number of jobs added or lost.
This month`s report says that in Septemberthe economy added 148,000 jobs.
That`s fewer than the previous month.
Also, the unemploymentrate went down a little bit to 7.
The numbers in these reports don`t alwaysmatch up, that`s because the two numbers come from separate surveys, one asks businessesabout hiring, the other asks individual households about their employment status.
The same day that a government report cameout, a CNN ORC poll came out.
According to that, 71 percent of Americans think that U.
Economy is in poor shape, 29 percent say the current conditions are good.
What do you say?If you are thirteen or older, go to our blog.
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Tell us, do you think the U.
economy is getting better, getting worse or stayingthe same? Earlier this week, we reported on wildfiresburning in Australia.
Authorities expect today to be about as bad as it gets.
High temperatures,low humidity, strong winds.
When you`re talking about wildfires, that`s a forecast for disaster.
These fires stretched nearly 1,000 miles.
They`ve destroyed hundreds of homes.
A CNN reporter asked one victim about whatshe wished she could have saved.
Photos from the computer with — onthe computer or the laptop, whatever, wherever, I could have gotten from my photos.
Photos of what? A honeymoon, wedding, my wedding album, photosof me as a baby, Jake as a baby.
We don`t have a record of any photos to show to mychildren, of, you know, me growing up.
More than 1,000 emergency crews are on theground.
Officials are bringing in 1500 more firefighters to help.
It`s time for the "Shoutout.
" What is this?If you think you know it, then shout it out.
Is it a blobfish, dragonfish, lionfish ortigerfish? You`ve got three seconds, go! This is a lionfish.
It`s native to the SouthPacific.
But the species has been found in other parts of the world, too.
That`s youranswer and that`s your "Shoutout.
" They may sound funny, but lionfish are notjoke.
The spines on their fins are filled with venom.
They eat anything, they have nonatural predators.
In the Pacific where there are native species, other fish know to steerclear of them.
But in the Atlantic, where lionfish are an invasive species, it`s a wholedifferent story.
One that has some conservationists concerned.
The Atlantic Ocean is on the brink of whatcould potentially be one of the biggest disasters, and most people aren`t even aware of it.
Allof this thanks to one fish, the lionfish.
An evasive predator species was actually throwninto Atlantic waters by pet owners decades ago.
Now, it`s up to teens like those herein Bermuda to take matters into their own hands.
The lionfish invasion into the Atlantic ismost likely the worst environmental disaster that the Atlantic will ever face.
Bermuda got lionfish in 2000.
From 2000 to2013, they have spread their way from Bermuda all the way out through the Caribbean.
Wehad no idea that could spread so fast.
They even caught the top scientists off guard.
And there are no predators except human beings.
All of this fish in the Atlantic from whatthey can tell from the DNA only came from six to eight females.
It was from pet owners,released a pet shop got wiped out, maybe let a few go, but really, it was a combined effortof just human beings, just being irresponsible.
So, that`s another problem.
These are almostthe perfect predator: venomous, ferocious appetite, big mouth that can eat almost upto three quarter of its size — this fish can eat a fish that big.
We know that the fish in the Pacific wheretheir native range comes from, are DNA-coded from the million years of evolution, theyknow to stay away from the lionfish.
Instinctively, they are born with that instinct.
If you gonear the lionfish you`re going to get eaten.
Our fish have never seen a lionfish.
So theystream right up to them, they don`t recognize them as an enemy.
Therefore, that`s why theyare eating so well, and that`s how they are doing so great.
We are trying to do as much data collectingas possible.
We leave no lionfish behind.
We try to kick every single one that we can.
We are videotaping, so therefore the scientists can go back through that videotape later onand look at it at their own leisure and be able to stop and freeze frame it and lookat the different things that are going on down there.
We`re trying to observe differentbehavior, we`re also trying to see what other species of fish are leaving with this lionfish.
We`re doing fish counts down there to see what the populations are.
Lionfish are destroyingecosystems.
And they are doing it very quickly.
And this isn`t the battle that we can win.
We only hope to be able to maintain their populations and Mother Nature isn`t goingto come up with a wonderful cure all for everything.
This is something that we have to take responsibilityand try and fix or try to control ourselves.
Time for a "Shoutout" extra credit.
What doall investments have in common? Do they all involve profit, loss, dividends or risk? Putanother three seconds on the clock, and go! The only guarantee when you (inaudible) in investment is that it comes with some level of risk.
That`s your answer and that`s your "Shoutout Extra Credit.
" You can make all sorts of investments, youcan put your money in the stock market or in real estate.
You can invest your time.
And now one company wants to give you the chance to invest in your favorite athlete.
Of course, the athletes have to agree.
This month, one did.
On the fields, he`s explosive.
Off of it,charming.
What`s your favorite food? My mama cooked some (inaudible) enchiladas.
And if one company has its way, he`ll soonbe a publicly traded asset.
We`re interested in working with Arian becausehe has attributes that are beyond just being a pro-ball running back.
His approach to lifeand things off the field make him an attractive candidate for us.
Start NFL running back Arian Foster is thefirst athlete to sign up with Fantex, a San Francisco Bay startup that will allow fansto buy and sell shares of their favorite athletes.
Fantex will pay Foster $10 million upfront.
In exchange, investors get the opportunity to earn 20 percent of Foster`s future income,including money from playing contracts, endorsements, and appearance fees.
Fans can buy a stakeat $10 a share, but veteran sports (inaudible) consulted Robert Tuchman is punting the Fosterstock.
It`s very difficult to monetize athlete`sbrands post-plane daze.
It`s very difficult to monetize athlete`s brands while they areplaying.
Fantex says, it`s looking for taunted athleteswith significant growth potential.
How you play or the performance of your playgives you a platform, in which to have a voice in the marketplace, which impacts your brand.
So, what`s in it for the athletes? For players, this is a complete homerun forArian Foster.
I mean he`s basically buying himself insurance in terms of his playingdays.
So, why Arian Foster? Well, he`s one of theNFL`s biggest stars? His (inaudible) with the popularity of (inaudible) football.
Heis a master running back for team owners and Fantex wants to make him a must buy for investors.
Investors, though, should tread carefully.
Fantex lists 84 risks factors on its website including the risk of athlete getting injuredand unforeseen issues with its trading platform.
And, if Fantex doesn`t raise enough moneyin the initial offering, it says it`s scrapping the deal.
Still, the company is bullish about bringingsports investing to the average Joe.
We really embrace this concept of him beinga trailblazer, and it fits his brand and how we see him and we think that there is a desirefor that out in the marketplace.
Zain Asher, CNN, New York.
Check it out, schools from three continentsin this worldwide Wednesday edition of the "Roll Call.
" First up, Estonia and the studentsat Rapla Uhisgimnaasium.
I hope I said that right, I was practicing.
That is down to SouthAfrica, to say hello to the Eagles from the American International School in Johannesburg.
And we`ll wrap up in Malaysia with the Raffles American School in Nusajaya (ph) Combining an iconic dance move with an ambitiousmarching band, you get something like this YouTube video.
As Michael Jackson.
Well, it`sthe Ohio State Marching Band paying tribute to Jackson and pulling off the king of popsignature moon walk.
The band has a reputation for impressive half- time performances, butwith that floating foot ward formation it really stepped up its game.
People in thestands might have expected a good show, but I doubt anyone was anticipating that kindof thriller.
We took a chance showing that video.
After all, it was a band performance.
Either way, it`s the final note in today show.
Hope you`ll enjoy the rest of your day.