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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-Eric Thomas | 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

if you want, you may use Rm (manufacturing), Rc (consumers), Rg (government)

S = suggestions for solving the problem 

C- Weak buildings set for working

Rg- Not enforcing much higher needs for better working conditions

S- Engineers building safer and stronger working places

S- Fire prevention plans to reduce the number of deaths by factory fires

Rg- Unsafe working conditions not enforced claim 400 lives in strings of factory fires

Rm- ILO taking action into supervising a country's industry

Rm- Cambodia's first step towards industrialization after civil wars

Rm- Factories lost an independent audience for it to name offenders

C- Over 80% of workers employed through short term contacts

C-88 % of factories were violating limits on over time

C- 55% of factories not providing safe drinking water

Rg- Risk of losing investment in Cambodian manufacturing

Rg- Weak local governance

S- Stronger enforcement over factories safety and conditions in working 

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

My Nose Made Me Buy It: How Retailers Use Smell (and Other Tricks) to Get You to Spend, Spend, Spend | School-Eric Thomas | Scoop.it
Think you're using your head to make purchases? Think again.
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http://healthland.time.com/2013/12/16/my-nose-made-me-buy-it-how-retailers-use-smell-and-other-tricks-to-get-you-to-spend-spend-spend/

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Concussions: What you should know

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D = dangers of concussions

G = guidelines for students to return to activities

S = suggestions for solving the problem of concussions

G-Physical activity should begin slowly

G- Walk or slow jogging

S- If no symptoms occur, person can resume more active sportsS-              Rest period is good for the brain

G- Drop the subject that can be most easily picked up after breakD-

Brains are still developing for young athletes

D- Brain is more vulnerable to damage

D- Trouble with memory, attention, or learning

D- Sleep problems or head achesD- Suicidal thoughts and/or depression

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Clothing brands face tough call on Bangladesh

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=

 

Eric Thomas's insight:

C = the working conditions of garment factory workers

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

if you want, you may use Rm (manufacturing), Rc (consumers), Rg (government)

S = suggestions for solving the problem

 C- Factories are not stablily built by engineers

S- Improvements on safety with the conditions of workers

S- Enforcing more rules within Bangladesh

Rg- Gov. US is "Chasing the dollar" as Bangladesh has the lowest world labor costs ($38 dollars a month)

Rm- The thought and prevention of damage control to CEO's

S- Form and gather a "robust compliance program   

    Join part of the International Labour Organization

C- Poorly well kept ; due to fire that killed 116 people and its products

S- Industrial revolution that states it matters where the product came from

S- Getting away from the social media conspiracy  

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High school athletes found more vulnerable to concussions

High school athletes found more vulnerable to concussions | School-Eric Thomas | 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- "Culture of resistance" on reporting concussions

D- Students who play football, laccrosse, soccer, and baseball at high risk for concussions

S- Commitment to sport should not resist you from reporting concussions
S- Girls have higher rate of concussions than boys     

     Girls should take more caution in playing sports

D- Helmets and equipment had little impact on preventing concussions

S- After one concussion, be cautious as to preventing another concussion

S- Stronger data collection

S- Better metrics and diagnosis for concussions

S- More studies assessing the long term effects of head trauma

S- Rule changers in sports for safer play 

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