At least three years ago, senior Navy leaders came to believe that the boots you’re wearing

At least three years ago, senior Navy leaders came to believe that the boots you’re wearing might cause you to fall off a ladder, and no one told you, according to internal files leaked to Navy Times. “We are working closely with the Naval Safety Center and we know there’s a potential issue and we’re working hard to fix it,” said Amy Brayshaw, the supervisory textile technologist at the Navy’s Organizational and Protective Clothing Group, in a telephone interview with Navy Times. Growing fears about how safe the Navy’s safety boots are when worn on ships can be traced to a series of internal messages exchanged in 2016 at the highest levels of the service. “The Naval Safety Center has witnessed a sharp increase in the number of mishaps and lost work days in the fleet as a result of sailors falling while on ladders. This trend began with the transition of footwear from the old boondocker-style footwear to the new NWU-style boot,” wrote Rear Adm. Christopher Murray, then the director of the Naval Safety Center, in an April 15, 2016 email to the office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Navy Exchange Service Command and other Navy leaders across the globe. Murray and others at the No...

Starbucks Apologizes As #DumpStarbucks Goes Viral — Z6 Mag

Last July 4, a Starbucks barista requested a group of police officers to leave from their establishment in Arizona. The barista told the officers that a customer “did not feel safe” due to their presence in the store.  According to the Tempe Officers Association’s statement, though the barista who approached the officers were polite, the request was still offensive.  “This treatment of public safety workers could not be more disheartening,” the statement reads. “We know this is not a national policy at Starbucks Corporate and we look forward to working collaboratively with them on this important dialogue.” Tempe police officers received support with #DumpStarbucks trending on Twitter since July 5. An image was tweeted by the Tempe Officers Association imitating the logo of the famous coffee shop with big “DUMP” sign above. It also shows a hand purposefully spilling coffee over the name of the store.  Don’t appreciate @Starbucks asking our #Tempe cops to leave your establishment on the #4thofjuly2019. Several of those cops are #veterans who fought for this country! #ZeroRespect pic.twitter.com/oGaDKhlYX3 Starbucks executive vice president and president of US retail, Rossan...