The workers who died were producing clothing for American and European consumers and earning only $38 a month, according to the Associated Press. Now the clothing brands and retailers that profited from the cheap labor at Rana Plaza are struggling to wash the blood from their hands, while other brands rethink their role in Bangladesh as a whole. Earlier this week, officials from Walmart, Gap, and about two dozen other retailers and apparel companies met in Germany to begin developing a plan to increase safety across Bangladesh garment factories, according to The New York Times.
What gets me is the cynical and calculated way Eldrick created a product, called Tiger Woods, to sell to the public and cashed in on it at every turn. He put himself out there for truckloads of cash, we didn’t make him. Much like Toyota, his product was less than what he claimed it to be, so he covered it up for as long as he could and then got religion only after he was caught.
Between 1992 and 2007, there were significant increases in Lyme disease rates in 21 states, while 14 states showed a significant decrease, and 15 states showed no significant change, according to the study.Most of the states that showed increases in the tick borne disease were northern states, including most states in New England, along with Virginia, Ohio, and Pennsylvania, and states across the northern Midwest, including Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota and North Dakota.States that showed decreases in Lyme disease rates over the study period were mainly in the Southeast, such as Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee and Kentucky, but drops were also seen in California, Oregon and Wyoming.”Our findings are consistent with the hypothesis that increases in Lyme disease incidence in recent decades are attributable at least in part to the effects of climate change,” the researchers wrote.Studies have suggested that warming temperatures at northerly latitudes allow the Ixodes ticks, which carry the bacteria that cause Lyme disease, to migrate northward. Meanwhile, rates of the disease may be decreasing in southern states as warmer temperatures there allow an expansion of lizard populations from farther south. Lizards are “dead end hosts” of the Lyme disease bacteria, meaning they do not transmit the disease to humans.Lyme disease is also being reported in parts of Canada previously thought to be too cold for the ticks, the study said.The researchers at the University of Toronto used data on Lyme disease rates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).