Traffic delays as crane truck catches fire in Carndonagh

first_imgEmergency services are attending to the scene of a vehicle fire on the Mountain Road in Carndonagh. The Fire Service along with Gardaí are at the scene, with the delays in place. A crane truck caught fire before 2pm on Monday.An eye witness told Donegal Daily: “I passed (the scene) as the fire brigade was arriving. (The fire is) on the Buncrana side. It’s badly ablaze.“The fire seemed to be coming from the undercarriage. Burning material was dripping from underneath it. Heavy black smoke and flames were coming out of the side of a red truck.”There are no reports of any injuries. Traffic delays as crane truck catches fire in Carndonagh was last modified: March 11th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:CarndonaghfireFIRE SERVICElast_img read more

Leap Motion Raises Money, Strikes Deal, Gains Momentum

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Things keep getting better for Leap Motion, the little startup whose 3D motion controller gizmo could be one of the hottest products of 2013.The San Francisco-based company has struck a deal with Asus, which will bundle the Leap Motion controller with laptops and all-in-one PCs. Also, Leap Motion has raised a third round of venture capital, this one worth $30 million, from existing investors, including Founders Fund and Highland Capital.“Our investors really love the progress we’ve made over the last six to seven months,” says Andy Miller, president and chief operating officer at Leap Motion. “And the bundling of our controller with mainstream laptops and computers is really good validation that this is the year of the changing user interface, and Leap is right in the middle of that trend.”The Leap Motion controller lets you control a computer using hand gestures in the air. It’s a bit like the Microsoft Kinect controller but far more accurate. You’ll be able to check it out in person next week at CES, where Asus will be demonstrating the device.Or you can check it out in this video: Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market dan lyonscenter_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting More Deals Are Coming SoonMiller, a former top executive at Apple, joined Leap Motion last year. He says more deals like the one with Asus will be announced later this year. Better yet, some PC makers are going a step further and will embed the Leap Motion controller right into their machines, so you won’t need an external controller. (For now you need to hook up the little 1-inch-by-3-inch controller via USB cable.)Leap Motion will start shipping the controller sometime early this year, priced at $69.99. The company has already received pre-orders worth tens of millions of dollars, Miller says.Leap Motion is encouraging developers to create special apps that take advantage of 3D motion gestures, and will sell those in a special app store. So far more than 40,000 developers have applied to get a software development kit for the Leap Motion controller.Possible uses go way beyond computers. Miller says Leap Motion has been contacted by thousands of businesses with all sorts of ideas for how to use this technology. “We’re going to have announcements about deals in medical and automotive pretty soon,” he says. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…last_img read more

Senior CPI(M) leader joins BJP in Tripura

first_imgIn a major blow to the CPI(M), its senior leader and former legislator from Khowai, Biswajit Datta, joined the ruling BJP in Tripura on Friday. Mr. Datta has been staying away from the party affairs after he was dropped from candidature on ‘health grounds’ in the February Assembly elections.The CPI(M) claimed that Mr. Datta was unable to put up a strong fight in Khowai, and thus was removed on the last day of withdrawal of nomination. The party’s second choice, Nirmal Biswas, however, defeated BJP’s Amit Rakshit by a comfortable margin.Mr. Datta, who had to be admitted to hospital in the run-up to Assembly elections over health issues, termed his exclusion fallout of a ‘conspiracy’ hatched by a section of leaders. He claimed that he was fit enough to contest and retain his seat.Mr. Datta joined the BJP at a rally in Khowai in the presence of BJP national secretary Sunil Deodhar .About 100 CPI(M) supporters also switched sides. Mr. Deodhar hinted that several CPI(M) leaders were in touch with him to join the BJP.Earlier, two senior CPI(M) leaders, Jitendra Sarkar and Monaranjan Acharjee, had joined the BJP. A large number of local leaders and local body representatives made their entry into the saffron party.last_img read more