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

What The Heck Were All Those People Doing Shopping Online On Christmas Day?

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Now that Christmas 2012 has passed, the analyst elves are waking from their egg-nog induced torpor to give us the details on how this year’s buying spree went. Of note was this figure from the Experian Marketing folks: Christmas Day’s online spending this year jumped 27% over the 2011 numbers. Is procrastination being raised to a new level, or is there something else going on?When measuring the top 500 retail sites, Experian noted an average of a 10% increase over the entire seven-week shopping period, which makes the 27% bump in actual Christmas Day shopping stand out even more. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Besides U.S. shoppers being able to outspend the People’s Liberation Army at the mall, this figure points to a big reason why shoppers are getting their online shopping done the same day the tree is awash in a sea of torn wrapping paper: Because they can.Armchair Shopping, Complete With Egg NogThere’s another element to this as well, one that ReadWrite’s Dan Rowinski alluded to recently while discussing the explosion of downloaded apps at Christmas: with 17.4 million new personal devices activated on Dec. 25 alone, and hundreds of millions more existing devices out there, not only are people getting more gift cards, they can actually spend them right then and there.In the past, when you got a gift card, you might have to fire up the computer or laptop to get your online spending done. Or the gift card might be for a brick-and-mortar store with little or no online presence. But with the proliferation of tablets and smartphones, and many more online outlets for retailers, you don’t even have to leave the couch to spend out that gift card.The ease of friction in online shopping may also explain another trend CEB TowerGroup noticed: gift card “spillage” (the term for unspent gift card amounts that represents pure profit for retailers) dropped 20% this year to “just” $1.7 billion. Industry observers are pointing to the Credit Card Accountability, Responsibility, and Disclosure Act of 2009, which restricts expiration dates and fees retailers can slap on gift cards, as a reason for this reduction in spillage, but ease-of-use is also likely a factor.If this trend continues, look for aggressive retailers to make up for pre-holiday discounts by tweaking their product prices upwards on Christmas Day to catch these shoppers coming in with their funds already tied up in pre-paid branded gift cards.Smart shoppers may want to hold off on the instant gratification of gift card spending and wait for the next run of sales.Image courtesy of Shutterstock. brian proffitt Tags:#e-commerce center_img A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… It’s tempting to pull out the traditional “Ha ha, look at all the procrastinating shoppers who can’t get their lives together,” angle (a first cousin to the April 15 public mocking of losers in line at the post office). But it seems that the most likely explanation has less to do with lateness than with digital updates to a couple of time-honored holiday traditions.Digitally Enabling Holiday Gift-Giving TraditionsThe first tradition is, of course, the gift exchange. What, you don’t like that lime green cable knit sweater? Let’s get online and pick out something more approproate.The Internet’s ability to let unhappy recipients re-order gifts, with the intent to return the balked presents later, smooths over many a holiday faux pas.The second, and probably more likely, reason for all of this holiday shopping on Christmas Day is the increasingly ubiquitous use of gift cards as presents. According to CEB TowerGroup Research, U.S. sales of gift cards topped $110 billion in 2012, equal to China’s entire defense budget. You can bet that some of those gift cards are being cashed in right away online. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts last_img read more

Ravichandran Ashwin has better fast bowling support than Harbhajan Singh, feels Matthew Hayden

first_imgFormer Australia opener Matthew Hayden feels Ravichandran Ashwin’s stats are “simply phenomenal” but Harbhajan Singh in his prime had to shoulder more responsibility since he did not have the fast bowling support which the Tamil Nadu tweaker gets.Ashwin recently broke Dennis Lillee’s record to become the fastest bowler to 300 wickets in 54 Test matches. Hayden had faced Harbhajan in his prime and also watched young Ashwin from close quarters during his days with Chennai Super Kings.”I think stats often lie but having said that, some of the milestone show remarkable respect to Ravichandran Ashwin, who is fastest to 300 wickets in Test cricket. Even if he (Ashwin) plays for another five years, he would be remembered as one of the greats of his generation. His skill-set, like Harbhajan, is masterful but he is probably not as attacking an off-spinner as Harbhajan was, Hayden told PTI during an exclusive interview on Thursday.He put the comparison in context by taking into account the kind of bowling attacks these two had for support.”But then Ashwin doesn’t really need to be as attacking as Bhajji. His role within this side is well-defined by a slightly better fast bowling attack (as support cast) than what my generation was facing. You line-up Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav and put Jasprit Bumrah into the mix with Jadeja as the second spinner as well. So Ashwin is playing his role and doing it successfully, Hayden explained.”Harbhajan I thought in his era was ‘the dominant bowler’ especially against Australia so if Bhajji wasn’t taking wickets, India were in trouble. I don’t think Venkatesh Prasad was a wonderful Test match bowler. I think Harbhajan was the lone role maker.advertisement”With due respect, Zaheer Khan or Javagal Srinath were wonderful bowlers but I think they were less of a threat compared to guys that are there now, Hayden said.However, when asked to compare Virat Kohli and Steve Smith, the former opener with more than 8000 Test runs and 30 hundreds said that both are destined for greatness in their own way.”Kohli, Smith, Joe Root and Kane Williamson are vastly different players and good thing about all these guys is that each one of them is stepping on greatness in their own unique ways along with Cheteshwar Pujara and his Rahul Dravid-like approach to Test cricket, the burly Queenslander said.”Williamson’s back-foot play and ability to play the ball late in all conditions is something we haven’t seen in modern players. Kohli’s cover drive and ability to attack bowlers with quality running between the wickets and the manner in which he plays spin is unique.”Now come to Smith with his unorthodox back-and-across type of approach with that technique you might say he should not have achieved anywhere near what he is. The reality is that High Performance coaches should understand that there is not one right technique, most of it is between your left and right ear. These guys are great players as in their heads, they have got it spot on.Quiz him on an imaginary battle between Kohli and Glenn McGrath’s probing off-stump line, Hayden said,” he would have found a way I think like all great players do.””You can cast shadow over technique and everyone has their own flaws but reality is that they overcome those deficiencies with application and commitment. So Kohli would have done fine against Glenn I think.”Kohli has had his share of struggles in the English conditions and Hayden feels that he can connect with Kohli because England was one country where he never found his mojo until his last tour when he got a century at the Oval.”Having a moderate season in conditions like England (in 2014) might have been a good thing for Virat. He has learnt probably what he has to do next time round. I was in same boat as well as I was scoring 1000 runs in County cricket in England but during Test matches, I had a certain role to play.”Well, it didn’t get me results in England, right through my career. It was one venue where I battled a bit because I too had an attacking strategy like Virat. He loves to hit the ball like all Indian players do. But in England, you have to leave the balls, build runs and hence wise the Pujaras or the Rahanes do well because, they leave a lot of deliveries. It’s a different mindset, he said.last_img read more

Social Media Reax: OSU Players Tweet after win over TCU

first_imgOne last big 12 game with my brothers can’t wait, and God Bless!!!!! #GoPokes— Jordan Sterns (@31rzns) November 19, 2016 Mood:— Brad Lundblade (@BradLundblade) November 19, 2016 As a former offensive lineman rushing for 300+ feels good way down in my soul. Great job men. ??— Zac Veatch (@zveatch) November 19, 2016 All glory to God for today— Ricky Spanishhh ? (@DarrionGolden79) November 19, 2016 Great overall team win today man I love my brothers lets get that ring!!!!— Lenzy Pipkins (@Pippy_LONGsock) November 19, 2016 If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers! My roommate @chriscarson29 need to go to prison for 25 to life for first degree murder— Bk (@Bryce_Balous) November 20, 2016 We just having fun with it ??— Ricky Spanishhh ? (@DarrionGolden79) November 19, 2016 All glory to God ???? Thank you ??— Chris Lacy II (@Gifted_CLacy) November 19, 2016 I love that shit ! Keep it comin— Ramon Richards (@chief_vii) November 19, 2016 Glory Up ?— Ramon Richards (@chief_vii) November 19, 2016 I need that?— Justin Phillips (@Phillips_Era19) November 20, 2016 Here’s a look at all the player reaction from OSU’s 31-6 win over TCU.And then he said, TCU was gonna beat us? #GoPokes ??— Keondre Wudtee (@K_wudteeQB) April 3, 2016last_img read more