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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 (Ashley Staunches) | 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 = as the death toll rises to 1,126, a small section of the second floor of a shoe factory in Cambodia gave way. Two people died, but witnesses said it was a stroke of luck that the number wasn’t much higher. Then, on Monday, 10 more workers in Cambodia, including a pregnant woman, were injured when an outdoor platform where workers took breaks toppled over. The incidents linked two low-income countries

C = there had been a string of fires claiming nearly 400 lives 
R = such calamities have been nearly nonexistent in Cambodia, whose garment industry has long been watched over by an International Labor Organization (ILO) program called Better Factories. Since the monitoring program debuted in Cambodia in 2001, various versions of it have been implemented across the globe, and at the end of last year there were talks regarding its introduction into Bangladesh
S = In the years since this change, argue some observers, garment factories in Cambodia have benefited from the presumption of best practices, even though the reality is more complex.


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High school athletes found more vulnerable to concussions

High school athletes found more vulnerable to concussions | School (Ashley Staunches) | Scoop.it
High school athletes are more at risk of concussions than their collegiate counterparts, a study finds.
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http://www.cnn.com/2013/10/31/health/athletes-concussions/index.html?iref=allsearch

 

Concussions

D = dangers of concussions

G = guidelines for students to return to activitie

S = suggestions for solving the problem of concussions

 

 D = The study found that a "culture of resistance" to reporting concussions and following treatment plans could be doing more harm to the athletes

D = high school athletes who played football, lacrosse, soccer and baseball were more likely to experience concussions than college-age players

.D= the authors found that high school football players were almost twice as likely to have concussions as their collegiate counterparts.

S= Stronger data collection, better metrics and diagnosis for concussions in young people, more studies assessing the long-term effects of repetitive head trauma, possible rule changes to make sports safer, more research looking at how the number and time between concussions affects the brain, and increased efforts to change the culture and encourage reporting of symptoms and concussions.


Summary: This article was about how many different athletes gedt concussions and it gave stats about which kinds get more concussions vs. which kinds barely get any.

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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

S = suggestions for solving the problem


C = 950 workers were killed and 2,500 injured in a garment factory


R = with 4,000 clothing plants Bangladesh is the world's largest garment factory


C = The collapse of a garment company happened because the Auditors who monitor supplies are not engineers. They can say whether a building is unventilated when it is too hot. But they don't look at walls. Building safety is a whole other matter. Bangladesh is one of the most corrupt countries in the world; building codes and fire codes are not enforced. 


R = Most companies don't do business directly with factories in Bangladesh. Huge trading companies meet with you in Hong Kong. They put on a dog-and-pony show. As your agent, they say they'll control quality, produce on time and meet social and environmental standards. It is almost impossible for a brand to keep track of what's going on unless you have someone in-country who is incorruptible. 


S = Don't issue purchase orders to agents who source where they want


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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

 

Concussions

 

D = dangers of concussions

G = guidelines for students to return to activities

S = suggestions for solving the problem of concussions

 

 G= Every concussion is different, so there's no standard timeline for resuming pre-concussion activities. Doctors generally say that physical activity should begin slowly, first with walking and then slow jogging. If no symptoms -- like dizziness or headache -- recur, the person can resume more active sports.

G= After a concussion, it may take a while for students to resume their full course load

D= Children through adolescence are thought to face more danger because their brains are still developing. The brain is more vulnerable to damage before it is fully myelinated. The heads of younger children are large relative to their bodies and their necks not as strong, which causes more movement upon impact, potentially causing more injury to the brain.

 
Summary:This article was about how to get back into your daily activities after having a concussion. It also talked about why Concussions are worse in children then they are in adult, and it listen symptoms of concussions too. 

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