A new type of solar pavement that can generate electricity and send it to the power grid is being developed by the U.S. company Solar Roadways, with funding from the federal government say Michael Trentacoste and Robert Johns of the U.S. Department of Transportation.
Trentacoste is associate administrator of the Federal Highway Administration’s Office of Research, Development, and Technology. Johns is director of Volpe, the National Transportation Systems Center.
Last year, when a young black man, Michael Brown, was fatally shot by police officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri, the media began a frenzy of articles that purported to draw attention to racially charged police brutality. This was perceived by many as fanning the flames of racism and creating greater divisions among the American populace due to a media narrative that blamed “white privilege”, a newly created media term. Using sensational headlines and drafting language that largely ignored facts in favour of inflaming reader’s emotions, the Ferguson confrontation sparked a nationwide outrage and series of protests.
The Fort Myers Beach Fire Control District has yet to sign a contract with Matt Love, the man they’ve pegged to be the Fire Chief. However, the contract is in his hands and Fire Commissioner Bob Raymond is confident he will be signed very soon, possibly by the end of the week. Love currently serves as Chief at the Cimarron Hills Fire Department in Colorado Springs, Colorado.