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 Nike (mythology) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Nike was often worshipped in conjunction with Athena, with whom she was particularly closely associated after the Greek victory over the Persians at the Battle of Marathon in 490 BC.
Nike and her siblings were all companions of Zeus.
Nike is also thought by some sects to play a role in magic, particularly in charms and spells that bring good fortune. /wiki/Nike_(mythology)   (642 words)

 Nike, Inc. - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Nike is also well known for its strong sponsorship agreements with athletes, leagues and federations, as well as many of the world's football (soccer) clubs and national teams, including Juventus, F.C. Barcelona, Manchester United, FC Porto, Brazil, Portugal, and the United States to produce their equipment.
Nike Inc. filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Adidas-Salomon AG on February 16 2006, claiming its archrival makes shoes using elements of Nike's SHOX cushioning technology.
Nike responded the false advertising laws did not cover the company's expression of its views on a public issue, and that these were entitled to First Amendment protection. /wiki/Nike,_Inc.   (2782 words)

 Nike Missile Opus @ (Launch Base)
Project Nike began in 1944 when the US military demanded a new defense system to combat the potential new jet aircraft, as existing gun-based systems proved completely incapable of dealing with the speeds and altitudes at which such planes operated.
A huge number of the technologies and rocket systems used to develop the Nike Ajax were re-used in a number of roles, many of which gained the "Nike" name (after Nike, the goddess of victory from Greek mythology).
Development continued, producing Improved Nike Hercules and then Nike Zeus A and B. Zeus, with a new 400,000 lbf (1.78 MN) thrust solid-fuel booster, was first test fired in August 1959 and demonstrated a top speed of 8,000 mi/h (12,875 km/h) but had certain deficiencies and was renamed Spartan in 1967. /encyclopedia/Nike_missile   (2796 words) Corporate Violations For Nike, Inc.
Nike factory workers in Vietnam were exposed to toxic fumes at up to 177 times the Vietnamese legal limit.
Nike's Indonesian workers are legally entitled to menstrual leave but are subjected to a "humiliating physical examination".
Nike CEO Phil Knight, made $3,300,504 in total compensation in 2002, over 120 times more than the average production worker made in the U.S. that year. /company.cfm?caID=8504000   (216 words)

Nike is the daughter of Pallas and Styx and the sister of Cratos, Bia, and Zelus.
Article "Nike" created on 03 March 1997; last modified on 26 May 1999 (Revision 2).
She was represented as a woman with wings, dressed in a billowing robe with a wreath or staff. /articles/n/nike.html   (57 words)

 NIKE and Child Labor
Nike is characterized of making its equipments in countries which are in the developing phase, having very cheap labor, authoritarian government and lack of human rights appeal and union movement.
And if Nike cannot control its subcontracted plants, it means they have not implemented their rules and regulations effectively and is not abiding by the international standards which they have set for themselves.
Both Nike and the local production company aims to minimize cost and earn the highest amounts of profit thus involving themselves in illegal practices, such as child labor, a practice which is not so highlighted by the government of the host developing country. /TED/nike.htm   (1957 words)

 PR Newswire for Journalists :: Search Results
NIKE has implemented a global recall of the original salesman samples, including an accounting of any samples which may have been sold.
NIKE has apologized to the Islamic community for any unintentional offense to their sensibilities.
NIKE has implemented organizational changes to their design department to tighten scrutiny of logo design. /rr/2919.php   (503 words)

 Boycott Nike Home Page
Nike has staffed up its PR department to go on a charm-offensive to seduce the public, to create confusion among concerned people about the reality of Nike sweatshops and to sow doubts about anti-sweatshop activists.
Nike also continues to use the Fair Labor Association (FLA) as a quasi-stamp of approval for its labor policy even though in reality the FLA is still a non-functioning organization.
Nike's factory wages are still the lowest among foreign-owned factories in Vietnam. /~nike   (634 words)

Nike's advertising people are professional enough to see that their name is in danger of becoming offensive.
Nike is destroying the true spirit of meaningful democratic participation so that such a voice won't damage its profits.
Nike is ruthless is fictionalising authenticity when authentic offense threatens the profit margin of the company. /nikesweatshop   (1922 words)

 Nike Shoes
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The letter calls on Nike to reinstate all workers who have been fired for organizing unions or talking to journalists; ensure workers are paid a living wage for a standard forty hour week; publish the addresses of all its suppliers factories and put in place a credible system for monitoring conditions in those factories.
In stark contrast to claims that Nike workers in Indonesia are grateful to have a job at any wage during the economic crisis, thousands of those same workers have engaged in strikes, to demand that their wages be brought to a level which can sustain life with dignity.
Nike's refusal to end labour abuses in its suppliers' factories will be documented today in an open letter signed by more than 40 human rights and labour groups from around the world. /Athens/Acropolis/5232   (4346 words)

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 Global Exchange : Nike Campaign
Nike is one of the largest, most popular, and most profitable shoe and clothing companies in the world.
But the reality for many workers overseas making Nike shoes and clothing is far less rosy.
We hope that by putting pressure on Nike, the industry leader, other shoe companies will follow suit and make much-needed improvements. /economy/corporations/nike   (161 words)

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 Nike Shoes & Sandals - Review the Latest Styles for 2006
Nike has taken 30 years of experience in running shoes and applied it to the off-pavement environment – offering a wide selection of rugged, stable trail wear that can keep up with anything else on the market.
All of Nike’s boots and shoes are developed in conjunction with a team of adventure racing athletes and mountain guides, who help design the shoes from the trail up – testing them in training and expeditions and reporting back to Nike’s lab.
Nike’s “running geek” founders experimented with new soles for track shoes, even pouring rubber into a standard waffle iron to invent the first “waffle” tread pattern – a design that revolutionized running shoes. /outdoors/nike   (553 words)

Nike Inc. replaced many of its old web documents with the new set of public relations documents that can be found there today (press here).
Since Nike changes its faciality (the documents it displays) from time to time, as a story research, I wanted to trace what was happening in the context of Nike's life space that could explain its faciality changes.
This was Nike's own paid auditors, who had been producing reports since 1993 for Nike. /~dboje/nikeworkers.html   (2245 words)

 Department of Personal Freedom
One interesting rumor that starts in the ensuing discussion is the idea that Nike shortened the ID field on their online order form to 8 characters, making it no longer possible to request the nine-letter word "sweatshop" on a pair of shoes.
Nike's Web site invites sneaker zealots to "build your own shoe," choosing their personal colors and even a personalized ID running up the side.
The exchange is also posted in its entirety on along with information about Nike's labor history, and begins to get forwarded around the internet in two variants: one with a link to, another without. /niked.html   (1483 words)

 Nike History and Timeline
NIKE, pronounced NI-KEY, is the winged goddess of victory according to Greek mythology.
The NIKE 'swoosh' embodies the spirit of the winged goddess who inspired the most courageous and chivalrous warriors at the dawn of civilization.
Katz (1994) describes the success via Nike's placement within the matrix of the fitness revolution: 'the idea of exercise and game-playing ceased to be something the average American did for fun,' instead Americans turned to working out as a cultural signifier of status. /~CLASS/am483_97/projects/hincker/nikhist.html   (933 words)

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 Mike & Nike
This page is on Nike in particluar and includes contacts with Nike fans as well as background links on Nikes labour practices in South East Asia.
The revealing video clip that Nike posted and then removed from its website--Phil Knight refuses to guarantee a minimum age of 16 across the board for his Indonesian workforce.
I think Nike's CEO Phil Knight regrets he said the things he said when I interviewed him last year at his Portland headquarters. /mikenike.html   (439 words)

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 Maquila Solidarity Network - Nike Campaign
The goal was the pressure Nike to contribute to the severance pay of 7,000 Indonesian women and men who lost their jobs seven months ago.
Nike is the market leader in the sports footwear industry, with approximately 37% of the market.
Results show that the companies that have been the target of anti-sweatshops campaigns and media exposes for the past decade (Nike, Levi's, Gap) are now providing the most transparent reports on their efforts to achieve and maintain compliance with their codes of conduct. /campaigns/nike   (1388 words)

 Nike Missiles
Nikes were launched (almost) straight up, so they could go in any direction easily with out having to rotate the heavy launcher.
The Nike Ajax used a 28 volt silver-cadmium battery with potassium hydroxide as the electrolyte.
Nikes received their guidance signals from the Missile Tracking Radar as pulse pairs (to reduce accidental and intentional jamming). /missiles.html   (8858 words)

Nike Vision eyewear includes three collections - Nike Suns, Nike Flexon Suns and Nike Flexon Ophthalmics, offering active lifestyle consumers the latest vision technology for both on-field and everyday performance.
The sun collections feature Nike’s Max Lens technology that reduces visual distortion resulting in a larger vision “sweet spot” for optimal sport performance.
New to the collection is a patented Golf Tint lens option that enhances the contrast between the ball and it’s surroundings enabling golfers to see the ball better during play. /htmls_2004/nike.html   (127 words)

 Pitchfork: Daily Music News
Nike represents just about the antithesis of what Dischord stands for and it makes me sick to my stomach to think they are using this explicit imagery to fool kids into thinking that the general ethos of this label, and Minor Threat in particular, can somehow be linked to Nike's mission.
Nike is a giant corporation which is attempting to manipulate the alternative skate culture to create an even wider demand for their already ubiquitous brand.
Come on, Nike, your Swoosh is one of the most iconic brand images in the world-- perhaps a tiny notch below the Golden Arches and maybe Coca-Cola. /news/05-06/23.shtml   (2559 words)

 Pitchfork: Daily Music News
All of Nike employees responsible for the creation of the tour flyer are fans of both Minor Threat and Dischord Records and have nothing but respect for both.
Nike had remained oddly silent until yesterday, when it issued a formal apology to both Dischord and Minor Threat.
Nike is totally down with underground music and skate culture. /news/05-06/28.shtml   (2966 words)

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