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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 Kerry Walker | 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-Bangladesh factory collapse caused 1,126 deaths

C-Part of a Cambodian shoe factory collapsed, killing 2

C-Break platform toppled in cambodia injuring 10C- Fires in factories are common in Bangladesh

R-Cambodia has been using an international labor organization program called Better Factories

S-Bangladesh could use Better Factories

R-ILO teams audited factory conditions, worker contracts

R-Since 2005, reports of factory conditions have been sent to companies, not the U.S. government

C-Wages decreased, conditions worsened

C-almost half the workers are anemic

C-Short term contracts-people can be fired at any time

C-Unsafe drinking water

C-don't follow overtime limits

R-weak governments, exploitave factories and retailors, and bargain hunting consumers share responsibility 

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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 Kerry Walker | 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

G-People should have a period of rest, then a period of light activity (no pain) and then return to their normal activities

G-dropping classes that can be easily made up could help

D-Concussions can be especially dangerous in children because their brains are still developing, and their necks aren't as strong

D-Symptoms include: trouble with memory, attention, learning; head pain; troblue sleeping; and various negative emotional symptoms

G-Using the Impact test, before and after

 

 

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Clothing brands face tough call on Bangladesh

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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=

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

R-Bangladesh government does not enforce building and fire codes

R-Companies are rarely able to keep track of whats going on 

S-U.S. companies should buy their supply chains

S-companies can join the International labor organization, the Clean clothes campaign, the Sustainable apparel coalition

S-consumers can use GoodGuide.com

S-Bring manufacturing back to the Americas

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High school athletes found more vulnerable to concussions

High school athletes found more vulnerable to concussions | School Kerry Walker | 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

S-possible rule changes in sports

S-more studies about the effects of repeated head trauma

D-because of today's culture, people may be less likely to report symptoms of a concussion, putting them at risk

D-high school athletes could be at a higher risk of concussions

D-After suffering one, people are more likely to have more concussions

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