(NEWSER) – Fast food workers in 100 cities will walk off the job today, and protesters will show up in 100 more to call for drastically higher wages for the nation's lowest-paid workers. The movement started with asmall strike in New York City last year, and has ballooned since, with an August edition hitting 60 cities—though the AP notes that in many of those places only a few people actually showed up.
But this time the strikes come as the living wage issue is heating up. "I think there's growing recognition that a nerve has been touched," the head of the Service Employees International Union tells the New York Times. "This isn't going to blow over." Here's how that debate is shaking out:
Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio announced the appointment Thursday, saying Bratton is a "proven crime-fighter" who knows how to keep the city safe.
Bratton is being named to lead the NYPD as it tries to maintain a historic drop in crime and an extensive counterterrorism program, even as its tactics have come under increased scrutiny.
Bratton, who has also led the Boston and Los Angeles police departments, will succeed Raymond Kelly, the NYPD's longest-serving commissioner. He is arguably the most important administration appointment for de Blasio, a Democrat who takes office Jan. 1.
"Together, we are going to preserve and deepen the historic gains we've made in public safety — gains Bill Bratton helped make possible," de Blasio said in a statement. "We will do it by rejecting the false choice between keeping New Yorkers safe and protecting their civil rights. This is an administration that will do both."
Bratton, known for his outsized personality and fondness for the limelight, was police commissioner under Giuliani, a Republican, from 1994 to 1996. He emphasized the broken-windows theory of police work: that criminals who commit small crimes, such as vandalism, also commit more serious crimes.
A Japanese company has released a commercial some are calling the scariest commercial of all time.
The commercial is for the Japanese tire company, Autoway Tires, and starts with a health and liability warning that states: “We shall not be liable for any injuries, illness, and damages claimed to be caused by watching the contents."
Keeping that in mind, watch it below and make up your own mind about whether it's the 'scariest commercial of all time.'
GoPro is a brand of high-definition personal camera, often used in extreme action video photography by amateurs.
They are known for being:
The company was formed by Nick Woodman who was inspired to create them because of his desire to record his own surfing adventures.
In the 12 years since the company's creation, the company’s success has earned Nick Woodman the title of billionaire!
That’s a long way from where he started, selling cameras out of his van.