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Kentucky’s Berea police department has purchased the state’s first all-electric police motorcycle to quietly patrol the city’s park system. Officers say it costs just over a dollar for a full-charge, giving officers around 300 miles of quiet, zero-emission travel Continue reading…
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Mussels have an incredible ability to cling to wet surfaces. It’s an ability that scientists are trying to replicate for use in man-made adhesives. That adhesion can’t be turned on and off as needed, however, limiting its potential applications. That’s where the Northern clingfish comes in. It can suck onto rough, slimy surfaces, supporting up to 150 times its own body weight when lifted. That said, it can also just let go and swim away whenever it wants. Scientists from the University of Washington now understand how it’s able to do so, and are looking at applying the principle to fields such as surgery and whale-tracking.
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ESPN’s Field Yates reported the Cardinals claimed Dennard off waivers:
Sirius XM NFL Radio provided comments from Cardinals GM Steve Keim, who spoke about the move:
On Tuesday, the Patriots announced they had released a trio of players that included Dennard. The team drafted him in the seventh round of the 2012 draft, and he appeared in 29 games with 20 starts, 20 passes defended and five interceptions.
Jeff Howe of The Boston Herald noted that members of the Patriots questioned Dennard’s “work ethic and commitment to the game” and also pointed out the off-field troubles that have plagued the 25-year-old:
Dennard had off-field issues, too. He was found guilty in February 2013 of assaulting a police officer before the April 2012 draft, and he also violated the terms of his probation in July 2013 after being arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence. Dennard served 38 days of a 60-day jail sentence, was placed on three years probation and given 200 hours of community service.
A move to Arizona does give Dennard a chance to start fresh with an organization that has had success with troubled defensive backs. Tyrann Mathieu was dismissed from LSU’s football team in 2012, was taken in the third round by Arizona in the 2013 draft and has started 17 games in two years.
Dennard will also get the chance to serve as depth in Arizona’s secondary after Antonio Cromartie signed with the New York Jets as a free agent earlier this offseason. The former Nebraska standout was entering the final year of his rookie deal with the Patriots before being released.
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — As the Zadroga 9/11 Act approaches expiration, many are demanding Congress instate permanent funding.
Volunteer first responder Jaime Hazan told WCBS 880’s Levon Putney he spent all of Sept. 12, 2001 helping at Ground Zero — just one day.
“Respiratory diseases, GERD, PTSD,” Hazan said are the illnesses he now deals with.
So he wants Congress to re-up the James L. Zadroga 9/11 Health & Compensation Act, which pays the medical costs of first responders who came down with Ground Zer0-related illnesses.
“It blows my mind that we have to even have this discussion right now,” Hazan said.
The bill’s two critical programs providing medical treatment and compensation are set to expire in October 2015 and October 2016.
FealGood Foundation founder John Feal lost half of his leg at Ground Zero, and has been a big lobbier on the Zadroga act.
“When this bill expires, the illnesses that these men and women have contracted doesn’t expire with it,” Feal said. “We need more than a 5 year bill.”
Feal said 9/11 first responders need permanent funding.
“If this isn’t important, what the hell is?” said Congressman Bill Pascrell (D-NJ).
Pascrell thinks it will be a fight to get it through the U.S. House.
The bill is named for James Zadroga, an NYPD officer who died of a 9/11-related illness.
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