Back here in the United States, Adidas is hardly in the clear. No less a civil rights figure than Reverend Jesse Jackson condemned Adidas for allowing "such a degrading symbol of African-American history to pass through its corporate channels and move toward actual production and advertisement." He added that the move was "insensitive Kobe Bryant Shoes and corporately irresponsible."
Only time will tell whether Adidas has done irreparable damage to its brand. But in the meantime, its experience can provide a powerful lesson to other companies: Keep the imperatives of corporate social responsibility in mind as you embark on your next business venture.
Shrita D. Sterlin is chief executive and brand officer of Penn Strategies, a Bethesda-based branding, public relations and marketing firm.
For example, a $300 per month premium policy for a woman might cost a man $210 per month. This difference adds up roughly to $44,000 over a lifetime spanning from post-college age to the time one is eligible for Medicare.
Another gap is the inequality in annual salaries. Women often get paid less for the same work and in some cases, women get paid 66 cents for every dollar their male counterparts make.
For some occupations, this figure is closer to 77 cents per dollar, but on average, there is a 23per cent wage penalty due to ones gender.
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Pricier long-term care coverage is also an added $125,000 women have to bare.
A woman has a 50per cent chance that at some Kobe 7 For Sale point in her life, she will need long-term care - meaning a period of at least 90 days when she requires assistance with activities like dressing, eating and bathing.
Those odds are greater than her male counterparts, and a women typically spends three years longer needing long-term care as a man.
At a national average rate of $3,477 per month for assisted-living long-term care, this equals roughly $125,000.
Women who are suddenly single, like divorcees and widows, obviously are at an immediate disadvantage.
And singles, in general, may have special needs, like disability insurance, because they don't have a spouse's paycheck to fall back on (though you can make the same case for single men).
Because of a divorce or death of a spouse or partner, 90per cent of women, who at one time had a second household income, will be left to handle the burden on their own later in life.
(Sports Network) -- Strong pitching has helped propel the San Francisco Giants into first place in the National League West. With Tim Lincecum appearing to get his act back together as well, the team could be even tougher to beat down the stretch.
Lincecum will attempt to continue his excellent work since the All-Star break and lead the Giants to a series sweep of the San Diego Padres when the division rivals conclude a three-game set this afternoon at Candlestick Park.
The season's first half was an absolute nightmare for Lincecum, the 2008 and 2009 NL Cy Young Award recipient and four-time All-Star who entered the break with an ugly 3-10 record and 6.42 earned average after being shelled for 14 runs and 16 hits in just 6 2/3 innings in back-to-back road losses to Washington and Pittsburgh to begin July.
He's been back in top form since, however, firing eight shutout innings and striking out a season-best 11 batters in a no-decision against Houston on July 14 and following up with seven sharp frames to beat Philadelphia six days later. Lincecum held the Phillies to two runs and five hits that night to notch only his second victory since April.
The slightly built righty also has a history of Hyperfuse Shoes success against San Diego, having compiled a 10-4 record with an outstanding 2.03 ERA in 20 career starts. Lincecum bested the Padres by yielding only one unearned run and three hits through eight innings in an April 28 outing at AT&T Park, where the Giants have now won six in a row following Tuesday's 3-2 decision over the Friars.