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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-Richard Custodio | 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- Final death toll of Building collapse reaches 1,126

C- Shoe Factory collapses in bangladesh

C- 400 people die in fires since November

S- Follow Cambodia's leadRg- Cambodia watched over by ILO program called Better Factories

S- ILO works on ensuring structural integrity in factories

Rg- First step towards industrialization in Cambodia

S- System involves NO child labor

C- Since 2005, shorter contracts, more dangerous conditions, minimum wage decreases

C- 1/2 of factory workers anemic, condition caused by overworking and undereating

C- Minimum wage barely enough to survive

C- 80% of garment workers on short-term contracts

Rg- Governments have low minimum wages

C-88% of factories violating overtime limits

C-55% of factories have no clean water

Rm- Profit margin all that matters to companies

Rc- Bargain-hunting customers buy from companies with poor human rights

S- Don't wait for tragedies to hold brands accountable 

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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-Richard Custodio | 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- No standard timeline

G- Activity begins slowly

G- Walking and jogging

G- If no symptoms occur, can resume sports

G- Many schools have kids take IMPACT test to provide baseline for mental performance

G- Test readministered after concussion

G- Wait time to return to normal learning

D- More dangerous in children

D- More vulnerable before myelination

D- Occurs in adolesence

D- Problems with memory, attentnion, and learning

D- Sleep troubles

D- Head Pain

D- Irratibile, impulsive, severely anxious, depressed, suicidal after concussions


 

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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

 

 

 C- April 24 Collapse of Bangladeshi Garment Factory killed 950

C- 4,000 clothing plants in China

R- Pacific Sunwear makes clothes in Bangladesh

Rc- Look for tags that say 'made in Bangladesh'

C- Fires and other accidents kill hundredsRg- Bangladeshi government corrupt, building code not enforced

C- Unsafe Buildings

Rm- Corporations work through Asian agents

Rm- Hard for companies to know what is going on in country

S- Stop relying on agents to handle factories in Asia

S- Use employees to check safety

C- Disregard for human life in Bangladesh

S- Join International Labor Organization (ILO) and the Clean Clothes Campain (CCC)

S- Join Sustainable Apparel Coalition

S- Carry social responsibility label

Rg- Do not buy clothes from Bangladesh 

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High school athletes found more vulnerable to concussions

High school athletes found more vulnerable to concussions | School-Richard Custodio | Scoop.it
High school athletes are more at risk of concussions than their collegiate counterparts, a study finds.
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D- 'Culture of resistance' in high school athletes

D- High-school athletes more likely to have concussions than college-age athletes

D- Football players twice as likely

D- Fears of reporting concussions

D- Girls have higher concussion rate than boys

D- Helmets and equipment do little to temper concussion risk

D- After one concussion, player more likely to have another

G- 49 states have concussion laws

S- Stronger Data Collection

S- Better metrics and diagnosis for concussions

S- Rule changes to increase safety

S- More studies on long-term consequences of repeated concussions

S- Research on affect of time between concussions

S- Encouraged reporting of concussions

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