Water burst leaves residents without supply yet again in Falcarragh

first_imgHundreds of householders and business owners in and around Falcarragh are without water again following a burst pipe in the Rocktown area. Irish Water are currently at the scene addressing the issue.It is expected that the normal supply will return around 5pm on Saturday. Earlier this month Irish Water held a constructive meeting with elected officials from the Gortahork and Falcarragh area to discuss the utility’s plans to replace two sections of water pipes that are prone to frequent bursts.Councillors were told that Irish Water is committed to delivering water improvement works in Falcarragh and financial approval has been given to progress this through the National Leakage Reduction Programme.Roisin Gallagher, the owner of Roisin’s Beauty Bar, said her business couldn’t afford to wait till October for new pipes to be installed.” (It was a) booked out day with communions and weddings and we will lose a full day again due to the neglect we are receiving from Irish water. “We can’t afford to wait until autumn for this new system with how frequent we are losing water.“We can’t deal with the stress of going through a full busy summer losing days and disappointing customers.”Another business owner said Irish Water were failing the people in the Cloughaneely area.Batch Donegal said on Facebook: ‘This issue is way to frequent and is putting businesses in this town under serious pressure.‘We are losing hundred’s if not thousand’s of euro each time this happens and we are not receiving any compensation or support whatsoever. ‘Irish Water give no warnings of outages and we have to wait until our taps run dry to know that we will be without water.‘By the time this happens we have food baked and prepared for the day and most of this then has to be discarded. They have been of no help any time I have been on the phone to them.‘I have left numerous requests for a callback and sent many emails to which I have got no reply. Advertisement ‘We are being failed here in Falcarragh.’Water burst leaves residents without supply yet again in Falcarragh was last modified: September 22nd, 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:FalcarraghIrish Waterlast_img read more

Virtual Reality experience revolutionises house design in Donegal

first_imgA new West Donegal company has tapped into tech to offer a brand new perspective on property plans.Imagine walking around a building to check out the design before it’s even built – that’s what Virtual Teic is doing with brand new technology.The Gweedore-based company takes 2D building plans and builds a 3D virtual model for people to see a real representation of their building. Furniture, and kitchens, windows, doors are added for people to see as they ‘walk through’ the rooms. In this way, they can make decisions on changes they would like to make on room sizes, kitchen layouts, doors, windows and walls and interior design.No more of “I wish we had made that window bigger”, or “if that wall should have been moved to another position, we could have had more room”.The 3D design can be viewed either through Virtual Reality hardware (goggles) or a  high-quality render 360° model.  Virtual Teic can also use a drone to take an image of the house location to add an exterior view of the surrounding area and views of the building into the plans.“The response has been amazing and there hasn’t been anyone who has used it that hasn’t been in awe of its capabilities,” said Paul McMahon, Design & Sales at Virtual Teic.Virtual reality is said to be the next wave of technological revolution – and this experience brings a wow factor to building plans.“Most people now get plans and a lot of people can’t visualize real problems like spatial awareness, window and door positions relative to the space in the room or the positioning of important elements from the plans and the design of rooms. All they see are lines on a page, so to have this tool, this service we are offering, is a great device for people who can’t visualise what the house will finally look like,” Paul said.Virtual Teic Gweedore launch. Photo Clive WassonAlthough the technology is high end and relatively expensive, Virtual Teic offer this service at a reasonable cost and their model production time is minimal.It has to be seen to be believed! If you’d like to immerse yourself in a unique new building experience, check out virtualteic.com or call 0892479088 Virtual Reality experience revolutionises house design in Donegal was last modified: August 15th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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:g-teicGweedoreplanningpropertyVirtual Realityvirtual teiclast_img read more

NBA Finals: Warriors’ Stephen Curry couldn’t hit a shot all night, until …

first_imgAll that practice saved Curry from an imperfect ending Wednesday night. He drilled his only 3-pointer of the game with 2:38 to play, helping move the Warriors within reach of an NBA Finals sweep.By sibling rule, Curry was allowed to leave the gym.“Got it … Want Warriors news in your inbox? Sign up for the free DubsDaily newsletter.CLEVELAND — Growing up in a hoops-playing family, Stephen Curry and his brother, Seth, had a rule:No leaving the gym until you made your last shot.last_img

How autonomous vehicles could lead to more jobs in Detroit

first_imgAs autonomous vehicles make their way out of the pages of science fiction and onto the highways of the real world, the question remains exactly what type of impact this emerging technology will have on the workforce in Detroit.In the city of Detroit, a city known for being the backbone of America’s auto industry, over 25% of its households do not own an automobile. To make matters worse, its public transportation system is described as one of the worst in the country. This makes going to and from work difficult, if not impossible for many of that city’s citizens.Ready access to reliable transportation is essential to maintaining employment. If you live in the suburbs or just outside of the regular routes of the city’s bus lines, this is problematic.Autonomous vehicles open the doors to more people in more areas gaining access to easy transportation. Commercial services like Uber are already testing autonomous vehicles in US markets with hopes to expand their efforts to additional markets as the results of these tests come in.Detroit benefitting from other cities’ initiativesFrom a municipal standpoint, some US cities are making plans for their own autonomous public transportation that can pick citizens up at specific addresses, eliminating the need for them to travel to designated locations such as bus stops. Autonomous cars don’t require drivers that are limited by eight-hour workdays and the needs to take breaks.For the citizens of Detroit, a city with more available jobs in its suburbs than inside city limits for workers with a high school level of education, and not enough available jobs for its high number of unemployed citizens, having reliable transportation that extends beyond the central Detroit area and into these employment centers is critical.Detroit is a perfect spot for companies to create a proof of concept for their low-cost autonomous vehicle services. By offering inexpensive, reliable transportation to its citizens and enabling them to access employment centers on the outskirts of the city, the results would not only be a great boon to the local economy, but a perfect public relations win for the technology as it gains the trust of drivers and passengers alike. Ryan Matthew Pierson Related Posts 5 Ways IoT can Help to Reduce Automatic Vehicle… Break the Mold with Real-World Logistics AI and…center_img For Self-Driving Systems, Infrastructure and In… Tags:#autonomous vehicles#Detroit#featured#Ford#GM#Internet of Things#IoT#self-driving cars#top#Uber IT Trends of the Future That Are Worth Paying A…last_img read more

Scotland title gives Anand major boost

first_imgAnand’s Pawar’s victory at the Scotland Open in Glasgow on Sunday was a testimony to his hard work and dedication.A slipped disc had forced him to sit out of the Badminton World Federation ( BWF) circuit for more than six months. What was even more impressive was that he did not drop a single game during the championship.His 21- 9, 21- 10 win over Ville Lang of Finland in the final meant that the 24- year- old Mumbaikar has won his first major title in more than a year.Anand said the win has come as a big boost.” It has come at the right time. Of late, my confidence was a bit low due to the fact that I could not do very well at the international level,” he told Mail Today. ” It was great winning last night. I have made it to the semi- finals of this tournament in 2007 where I lost to Commonwealth Games silver medallist Rajiv Ouseph. I didn’t expect to win so easily as Ville Lang is a quality player. I think my success was due to my consistency at net. What made me happier was that I won the tournament without dropping a game,” he said.Anand, who has trained under Danish great Morten Frost Hansen, said that he had suffered the slipped disc immediately after the Denmark Super Series in October last year. “I was training in the Aarhius Club (which is supervised by Morton) and fell awkwardly. At first I did not realise the damage, but an MRI scan revealed the slipped disc. I was extremely disappointed when I was told that I had to miss the circuit for at least six months,” he said.advertisementAnand, who was ranked 35 in the world then, had to relaunch his career from scratch. “Those initial months were very painful. It was the most testing period of my career as I had to start from the basics. Even a simple thing as reaching for a forehand shot was very painful,” he said.The fact that he could not play at the BWF circuit for nearly six months meant that his ranking dropped rapidly.From world No. 35 in October 2009, he slipped to No. 83 at the beginning of the year.” I could not hold a racquet at all during this time,” he said.On his return to the international circuit, disappointments were in store for him.He lost in the opening rounds of his first four tournaments.But slowly, things started to fall in place. It all started with a quarter- final showing at the Belgium Open in September.’ I reached the quarter- finals in Belgium before losing to the top seed Marc Zwiblier ( Germany).What made me happy was that I could at last manage to make it to that stage of a BWF event,” said Anand.He went one better at his next tournament – the Dutch Open – where he made it to the semi- finals, and he feels his triumph at the Scotland Open would do a world of good to his confidence.” I’m glad that I could go all the way this time and win the tournament. It’s important for me to keep training hard now and maintain the good form till the next tournament and I hope things can move forward from here.” Anand, who is currently employed with Air India, said he was grateful to the company for their support.” They ( Air India) have been very good to me. But then the fact remains that I do not have any other sponsor. I will have to sort out this problem ( sponsorship) sooner rather than later,” he said.last_img read more