first_imgThe mother of Enya and Clannad had to be rushed to hospital after she slipped and fell at an Irish Festival.Baba Brennan tripped and fell at the Oireachtas Festival in Letterkenny, on Saturday evening.Baba is understood to have fallen at the Mount Errigal Hotel shortly after 8pm. An ambulance was called and Baba, a music teacher, was rushed to Letterkenny General Hospital.Mrs Brennan had been listening to Irish music as well as watching Sean Nos dancing before her accident.One onlooker revealed “Baba was saying hello to everyone when it appeared she tripped and fell.“Somebody say they heard a terrible crack and it looked like Baba was in some considerable pain. “It’s an awful thing to happen. She’s such a lovely woman.”It is understood that Baba may have hurt her hip and leg in the fall.Baba still helps out at Leo’s Tavern in Meenaleck, Crolly where her family still perform on a regular basis.Mrs Brennan was still being cared or at Letterkenny General Hospital.  ENYA’S MOTHER RUSHED TO HOSPITAL AFTER FALL AT OIREACHTAS FESTIVAL was last modified: November 4th, 2012 by StephenShare 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:Baba BrennanClannadEnyafallOireachtas Festivallast_img read more

Energy and Resources Institute to showcase project on EVs

first_imgKolkata: The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) will showcase a project on how Blockchain can be a driver to foster adoption of electric vehicles in the state at the two-day Global Blockchain Congress which is being organised by the state Information Technology & Electronics department at Biswa Bangla Convention Centre on Tuesday and Wednesday.The project is assuming significance as Bengal is looking forward to use more of E-Vehicles (EV) to reduce Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifepollution. “One of the major concerns of the prospective customers of electric vehicles is regarding the battery getting completely discharged while travelling for longer distances. This deters a customer from purchasing an EV over a fossil fuel based vehicle. In-order to overcome the lack of charging infrastructure and better utilisation of existing infrastructure, our ‘Blockchain’ based application would enable individuals to share their private EV chargers with other EV customers (nearby to their homes), thereby increasing utilization of privately-owned EV chargers,” an official of TERI said. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedHe elaborated on the peer-to-peer mode of communication and that nearby EV owners within proximity can use such individual EV chargers to charge their car batteries before they run out. “The owner of an EV charger could make their chargers available to the public during the day time, when chargers are not being used by them. In return, they can be incentivised for lending offers to other EV owners through set protocols,” the official added. TERI is one of the 10 organisations out of 200 applicants, whose model has been selected for the programme.last_img read more

This Startup Employs Robots That Bake Pizza En Route for Delivery

first_img 4 min read Hear from business owners and CEOs who went through a crippling business problem and came out the other side bigger and stronger. September 29, 2016 Listen Nowcenter_img Problem Solvers with Jason Feifer New Yorkers, as you probably already know, are passionate about pizza. So when I get a pitch informing me that a startup is employing robots to prepare cheese-covered pies, I just have to snicker.Really, Silicon Valley, pizza is the latest problem you need to solve with robots?But clearly, Julia Collins, co-CEO of Zume Pizza, has put some thought into this beyond my closed-minded New York worldview. On Thursday, Zume announced what it says, in a press release, is the world’s first “food delivery vehicle that cooks en route.” The truck utilizes 56 ovens to deliver food that doesn’t spend too much time in a box.Related: Think of Your Startup Like a Pepperoni Pizza — Use a Simple Recipe for Success”New York is full of storied mom-and-pop restaurants serving incredibly delicious pizza, with recipes handed down through generations, and this is the pizza that inspires us,” she wrote to Entrepreneur via email. “Sadly, the majority of us can’t go and sit down to enjoy a fresh-baked pie every time we want pizza. Instead, we’ve become accustomed to ordering delivery pizza that arrives greasy, lukewarm and packed with preservatives — but it doesn’t have to be that way.”Image credit: Zume PizzaFair point. I’ve certainly eaten my share of Domino’s and its ilk, and I barely consider what those eateries serve to be pizza. Those places are, unfortunately, the main options for most people outside large cities.Pizza is a $40 billion annual industry in the U.S., according to IBISWorld. It’s mostly dominated by Domino’s, Little Caesars, Papa John’s and Pizza Hut. But Collins, along with her co-founder and co-CEO, Alex Garden, who is an inventor and the former president of Zynga and general manager of Xbox Live, offers a compelling argument for Zume’s model vs. these brands.Related: Watch 1,000 Robots Dance in Unison — and Set a World Record”First, the quality of the food that is being delivered is not very good because it’s pumped with added sugar, synthetic nitrites and preservatives,” says Collins, a long-time restaurateur. “Second, delivery pizza is slow — it takes 45 minutes on average to get to your door. Third, the packaging is not eco-friendly because cardboard boxes come from trees. Fourth, it’s not very profitable.”According to the company, the pizza is parbaked — the dough is cooked for 90 seconds — at the Zume Pizza headquarters before it’s transferred to the food delivery vehicle. Prior to its arrival at a customer’s door, the pizza is baked for three minutes then cooled for 30 seconds.The truck currently delivers to customers in Mountain View, Calif. It’s important to note that I haven’t tried the pizza, so I can’t attest to its freshness or flavor.Image credit: Zume Pizza”Our proprietary pizza-making robots, also referred to as ‘P-Bos,’ automate unsafe, repetitive tasks associated with food preparation (ask any pizza chef about the number of burns on his or her arms!) so that we can invest in more high-quality, locally sourced ingredients,” Collins says.And the technology doesn’t stop with pizza.Related: How This Pizza Company Grew to Become a Bigger Slice of the Pie”At the present time, we are focused on optimizing our operation to create the very best pizza delivery experience in the world,” Collins says. “Once we have perfected our pizza operation, we will have the ability to expand beyond pizza. In fact, our patents cover cooking all food en route.”It’s a future I’ll just have to taste to believe.last_img read more