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A Tale of Two Factory Disasters: What Cambodia Can Teach Bangladesh | TIME.com

A Tale of Two Factory Disasters: What Cambodia Can Teach Bangladesh | TIME.com | School- Erika Abrantes | Scoop.it
As the final death toll of the Bangladesh factory collapse reached 1,126 last week, a small section of the second floor of a shoe factory in Cambodia gave way.
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C = the working conditions of garment factory workers

R = the responsibility manufacturing companies, consumers, and/or governments have in the issue

S = suggestions for solving the problem


C- Factories collapse in Bangladesh (total of 1,126 dead).

 

C- There is factory fires in Bangladesh (claimed 400 lives).

 

R- In Cambodia, there has been none of this kind of stuff since 2001, due to the fact the government had the International Labor Assossiation watch over the garment industry. 

 

S- International Labor Oragnization (ILO) Program is also called better factories. Cambodia did this to solve their issue. 

 

R/S- Bangladesh might take on the better factories solution. Because they urgentntly need it. 

 

S- ILO has gone across the globe now. 

 

S- The ILO was a crucial first step toward intrustrilization in Cambodia.

 

S- ILO teams austited factory conditions, worker contracts and other key terms of labor exchange so that Cambodia could export garments tariff- free to the U.S consumer market. 

 

S- This system has kept Cambodia's export factories free from child labor and nearly free of sweatshop conditons. 

 

R/ C- In Cambodia. workers have reduced length of worker contracts, workplace- condtions infractions  have gone unpunished, and minimum wage has decreased. 

 

C- Half of the workers are anemic (causes fatigue), also are not getting enough nourishment. 

 

C- Minimum wage gives them enough to eat, but they still feel hungry. 

 

C- More than 80% of garment workers are employed through short term contracts (lasting less than a year). 

 

R- The ILO has lost vaulable leverage.

 

C- Fire safty regulations now.

 

C- 88% factories are violating limits on overtime, and 55% of factories were not providing safe drinking water. 

 

S- Lesson for Bangladesh is that unabashed compliance violators must be named and shamed, but factories and their buyers may resist. 

 

R- Camodian went off the deep end in 2005 when there deal with the U.S stopped.

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My Nose Made Me Buy It: How Retailers Use Smell (and Other Tricks) to Get You to Spend, Spend, Spend | TIME.com

My Nose Made Me Buy It: How Retailers Use Smell (and Other Tricks) to Get You to Spend, Spend, Spend | TIME.com | School- Erika Abrantes | Scoop.it
Think you're using your head to make purchases? Think again.
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Concussions: What You Should Know

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http://elibrary.bigchalk.com/elibweb/elib/do/document?set=search&dictionaryClick=&secondaryNav=advance&groupid=1&requestid=lib_standard&resultid=19&edition=&ts=0213A98DA46D0F1F52FD812A078DCFC7_1389569728828&start=1&publicationId=&urn=urn%3Abigchalk%3AUS%3BBCLib%3Bdocument%3B212221048

 

D = dangers of concussions

G = guidelines for students to return to activities

S = suggestions for solving the problem of concussions

 

G- Doctors say that physical activity should begin slowly at first. First with walking and then slow jogging. 

 

G- Once you do not feel any dizziness or a headace, you can resume more active sports.

 

G- Doctors say after a long rest period, doctors say activity is good for the brain. 

 

D/G- A subsequent concussion can be more dangerous and  therefore require a longer recovery.

 

G- In school they have begun requring students to take computerized assessments (such as the IMPACT test). This gives them a baseline of the students normal mental preformance. Then they take the test again and results are compared.

 

G- May take while for students to resume full corse load, they say you should drop subjects that would be most eaisly picked up after the break.

 

D- Children face more danger because their brains are still developing.

 

D- Children heads are ussually larger than the rest of their body, and their necks are not as stong. Therefore this causes more movement upon impact, which can cause more injury to the brain. 

 

D- They can cause you to have trouble with meomry, attention, or learing 

 

D- They can cause sleep promblems including too much, too little, or trouble falling asleep. 

 

D- They can cause head pain including migraines and sensitivity to light and noise. 

 

D- They can cause emotional symptoms such as irrtabililty, lack of impulse control, severe anxiety, depression, and suicdal thoughts. If you already have these promblems it takes longer to recover. 

 

S- To prevent the risk of small children getting concussions they should wear some type of head gear

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Clothing brands face tough call on Banglades

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http://elibrary.bigchalk.com/elibweb/elib/do/document?set=search&groupid=1&requestid=lib_standard&resultid=5&urn=urn:bigchalk:US;BCLib;document;215891378&style=printable&edition=&start=1&language=

 

R- Apirl 24th was the collapsee of a Bangladeshi garment factory. Diaster killed more than 950 workers and injured 2,500.

 

R/C- The buildings are not safe, Bangladesh is one of the most corrupt countries in the wrld, building codes and fire codes are not enforced. 

 

C- Lowest labor cost in the world, mimimum wage is 38 dollars a month.

 

R- Having an affect on everyone in the world.

 

S- Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilgier are trying to enlist others in a multibillion dollor effor to upgrade Bangladeshi factories. 

 

C- Human life is in total danger in Bangladesh.

 

S- You can be part of the Clean Clothes Campaign and Labour Organization. 

 

S- Disney is pulling there compan out of Banhladesh, after its clothing was found in a Novemeber factory fire that killd 112 people. But if large companies pull out it does not really help the people of Banglasdesh. 

 

C- Most of the workers are woman, and the wages they get do not make them starving. 

 

S- Tyring to get factories back in Central America area. 

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High school athletes found more vulnerable to concussions

High school athletes found more vulnerable to concussions | School- Erika Abrantes | Scoop.it
High school athletes are more at risk of concussions than their collegiate counterparts, a study finds.
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D = dangers of concussions
G = guidelines for students to return to activities
S = suggestions for solving the problem of concussions

 

D- They found that following the treatment plans for concussions could be doing more harm to athletes.

 

D- If you experience one concussion you are more likely to experience another.

 

D- Concussions occur while playing a sport. For men you see it in football, lacrosse, soccer, and baseball (more likely to experience concussions). For woman you see more concussions in basketball, ice hockey, and soccer (woman's ice hockey had the highest rate).

 

D- There easy to get because their is not much to protect the head (or whatever you are wearing does not help much).

 

S- Maybe get really protective head gear at the spots of your head that are most like to have you get a concussion.

 

S- Have safer rules and guidelines overall, or make sure everyone is wearing some type of headgear.

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