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Garment Factories in These Country Often Violate Labor Laws

Factory-master675A new report on garment factories in Burmaissued by Action Labor Rights (ALR) estimates that nearly a third of workers were required to work 60 hours or more a week, with almost two thirds reporting that they had no choice in the matter.
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Some 60 percent of the workers interviewed by the ALR researchers said that they did not have employment contracts and 30 per cent said that they were not provided payslips in Burmese, in violation of the law.

Burma has been cut off from exporting goods to international markets for many years because of U.S. and European sanctions imposed on the country over human rights abuses by the military dictatorship that controls the country. The return to limited democracy in Burma led to the lifting of these controls by the U.S. in 2012 and by the European Union in 2013. Now Western companies like Adidas, Gap, H&M and Primark are beginning to subcontract production work to existing Chinese and South Korea factories to take advantage of the low cost of labor. ($83 a month is the official minimum wage).

In 2014 Burma exported US$1.56 billion of garment products, almost twice as much as two years prior. Government trade officials project that the country could produce five times as much by the end of the decade.

The new report – titled “Under Pressure” – focuses on South Korean owned factories. Korean companies have invested $3.36 billion in Burma into 113 projects over the last 27 years which works out to roughly 7 percent of total investment. Just over one in every three garment sector employees works for a Korean owned business or joint venture.

The report was compiled by a team of 10 local researchers who conducted 1,200 employee interviews at 39 factory sites in the summer of 2015. Some of the bigger employers they surveyed included Shin Sung Bago with 3,000 employees, Dragon State with 2,500 and Oppal 1 with 2,100 workers respectively.

“Under Pressure” quotes several Burmese workers that ALR interviewed about their workplace conditions.

“One day, I woke up sick and wanted to take medical leave,” one worker who asked to remain anonymous, told the researchers. “But as I needed to see the doctor from a social welfare clinic and that is quite far away from my place, it would cost me to travel. I also do not have social welfare card and it will take at least half a day to go through those process in order to request one day medical leave. That’s why I just stayed at home and got my salary cut.”

“The factory does not provide us with drinking water. We have to buy it from a drinking water factory nearby,” said another worker, who also asked to remain anonymous. “The factory provides fire prevention training only to male workers. Female workers are only taught how to escape when fire breaks out. This training is held normally twice a year. But the factory is small and crowded and if an accident happens, all will rush out simultaneously. In addition, there is a boiler blocking the exit. If that blows, just imagine.”

“Our findings show lack of compliance with Myanmar law in many of the factories we studied,” Thurein Aung,  Action Labor Rights executive director, said in a press release. “This is not a problem only in Korean-owned factories. It occurs across the garment sector.”

Indeed a similar 2015 survey conducted by Oxfam of Burmese workers in factories owned by local and foreign investors from Germany, Hong Kong, South Korea and the United Kingdom highlighted the same concern.

Eaton seals a family affair as US dominates

Eaton seals a family affair as US dominates
Eaton seals a family affair as US dominates

Ashton Eaton cruised to his third consecutive heptathlon crown to complete a unique husband-and-wife double as American athletes dominated at the World Indoor Athletics Championships on Saturday.
Olympic and world decathlon champion Eaton wrapped up a comfortable victory in the multi-discipline event by cruising home in third place in the 1,000m to roars from his hometown crowd.

Eaton’s coronation at the Oregon Convention Center was a formality after solid displays in the morning events — the 60m hurdles and pole vault — left him 200 points clear of his nearest rival.
Afterwards, Eaton said despite his unprecedented third straight world indoor victory, his unique achievement could not compare to the triumph enjoyed by his wife on Friday.
Eaton’s win came just 24 hours after his wife — Canada’s Brianne Theisen-Eaton — had snatched a dramatic last-gasp win in the women’s pentathlon on Friday to claim her first world crown.

Eaton finished with 6,470 points, a season-best mark but short of his world record of 6,645 set in Istanbul four years ago.
The 28-year-old’s victory was one of the highlights of a day that saw American athletes claim four gold medals.
Barbara Pierre rounded out the host nation’s gold haul in the final track event with victory in the women’s 60m final.
Pierre took the tape with a time of 7.02sec, just holding off a surge from world 200m champion Dafne Schippers of the Netherlands, who finished with silver.
An unexpected American victory came in the men’s 800m, where Boris Berian completed an extraordinary personal journey to take gold.
The 23-year-old was working in a McDonald’s in 2014 but resurrected his career last season.
On Saturday, he led from start to finish to win in 1 min 45.83sec from Burundi’s Antoine Gekeme and compatriot Erik Sowinski.

Elsewhere, the Czech Republic’s Pavel Maslak became the first reigning 400m champion since Alleyne Francique in 2006 to successfully defend the title.
The talented 25-year-old surged past Bralon Taplin of Grenada in the home straight to win in 45.44sec, with Abdalelah Haroun of Qatar taking silver and Deon Lendore of Trinidad and Tobago the bronze.

Saturday also saw Dong Bin become only the third athlete from China to win a World Indoor Athletics Championships gold with victory in the triple jump.
The 27-year-old from Changsha led the competition from start to finish, winning with a best leap of 17.33m.
“It is the first (win) for China in the history of the event,” Dong said. “For Chinese people, we are not very good at the jumps.”
Venezuela’s Yulimar Rojas easily won the women’s triple jump despite fouling on five of her six jumps. Rojas won gold with a leap of 14.41m.

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Ducks Are Having a Tough Winter

Ducks Are Having a Tough Winter
Ducks Are Having a Tough Winter

A pair of mallard ducks hatched ducklings in the National Geographic courtyard this year. But with many more weeks of cold winter ahead, it may have been too early to nest.
PHOTOGRAPH BY ROSE DAVIDSON

A few months after we devoted an entire issue to looking at how animals and ecosystems are responding to a changing planet, National Geographic has come face to face with this very issue, in our own backyard.

Since at least 2004, a pair of mallard ducks (possibly the same ducks, possibly new ducks each year) has settled in our office courtyard during the winter. This year, the female duck hatched 11 ducklings and beganparading them around our campus. Normally this would be a cause for over-the-top social media cuteness. But there was a problem … it was February 11.

Fr:National Geographic

Chinese Spring Festival travel rush !

Spring Festival travel rush
Spring Festival travel rush
Spring Festival travel rush
Spring Festival travel rush

Chinese Spring Festival travel rush !

Every year there seems to be some crazy travel story that circulates the web, every city in China hopes it’s not coming from them. This year’s lucky city was Guangzhou. Sorry guys… The beautiful city in South China’s Guangdong province experienced a slight delay on Monday morning. But that delay just kept spreading and spreading until Tuesday lunch time where 170,000 people were surrounding the train station trying to get in. Just so you guys know, this is the old Guangzhou station frequently used by the migrant workers looking to go home for the Spring Festival. Looking for a more comfortable ride with fewer delays? Try Guangzhou’s new High Speed Train Station.

It’s Chinese New Near! Ahh yes, the one time of the year in China where 2.91 billion trips are taken over the holiday’s 40-day travel season.

whether it will snow in guangdong ?

whether it will snow in guangdong ?
whether it will snow in guangdong ?
whether it will snow in guangdong ?
whether it will snow in guangdong ?

Guangzhou rain turned to sleet sleet folder.Guangzhou City sleet or have first appeared since meteorological records.

Guangzhou snow record:

The historical records, Guangzhou has a total of nine times under snow: Song early 1246, the Ming Dynasty in 1415 winter, the Ming Dynasty in 1569 winter 1683 winter Qing Dynasty Emperor Kangxi, the Qing dynasty in 1835 winter, the Qing dynasty in 1877 winter, the Qing dynasty, early 1893 , the Republic of the beginning of 1929.

Cold wave sweeping most parts of China.Guangzhou,Shenzhen and other city of guangdong province included.

fireworks factory explosion

fireworks factory explosion
fireworks factory explosion

Fireworks factory explosion accidents awlays comes with Chinese New Year

Today, around 0:20, Jiangxi Shangrao City guangfeng Western Town a fireworks factory explosion, there Shangrao urban residents said the explosion caused severe shock, and many windows were shattered. Guangfeng Shangrao City, Shinshu area and other residents have felt the house shake. Another citizen said that around 1:08, I heard the second explosion sound.

Guang Xu Jianfeng Feng, deputy director of the District Office at 1:00 today confirmed about 50 minutes telephone interview with reporters, Yang Town blast site located in the district, where it has set up temporary headquarters, fire and rescue personnel had come to the scene.

4:30 Official Bulletin fireworks factory explosion, said until now, killing four people lost contact (cooks, janitors, storekeeper), there are close to 4 persons affected by the accident were injured. The specific cause of the accident is still under investigation.

Apple shares decline

Apple shares decline
Apple shares decline

Phoenix FRANCISCO, January 8, according to foreign media reports, the fear of falling demand for the Apple iPhone’s main product, investors began selling Apple stock. Apple’s Thursday closing price since October 2014, the first time below $ 100.

Apple’s stock price has been in steady decline in recent weeks. Analysts and media reports that Apple’s new phone has cut production to cope with slowing sales. Apple more than 60% of its revenue from iPhone, so any signs of weakness of the phone will trigger investor concerns. With iPad sales decline, Apple Watch has not yet become a mainstream product, Apple in the past year even more dependent on iPhone.

As of Thursday’s close, Apple shares fell 4.2 percent, to close at $ 96.45. As the world’s most valuable company, Apple’s market value this year, has accumulated about $ 52 billion evaporated.