Indian Tigers Group plans to invest $100mn in sports e-com

first_imgNew Delhi, Aug 4 (PTI) Delhi-based Indian Tigers Group plans to invest USD 100 million (Rs 636.40 crore approx) in its sports e-commerce venture SportGeo over the next five years, its chairman today said.”We are looking at creating specialised e-commerce stores. For Sportsgeo, we are coordinating directly with manufacturers to sell their sports products. At the launch, we have invested USD 5 million and from our internal accruals we plans to invest USD 100 million in next 5 years,” Indian Tigers Group Founder and Chairman, Pyush Dhingra said over phone.Sportsgeo is offering products in 500 categories targeted at sports and fitness enthusiasts.Dhingra said that the companys investment will be mainly on expansion of reach in India, especially in rural areas, and marketing campaigns.”The investment may be higher than USD 100 million but for sure at least USD 100 million will be made from our own resources. We will look at external funding as we grow. Sportgeo will look at reaching out to people in rural India by setting up kiosks etc so that even in those parts people are able to buy products from us,” Dhingra said.Founded in 2000, Indian Tiger Group has diverse business portfolio covering sport goods, construction, players management, law firm, end-to-end logistics etc.Dhingra said that the company will start overseas expansion from next year from countries like the US, select European countries, Australia, New Zealand etc.”We will connect local sports and fitness manufacturers to sell their products online. We will expand online sales of other product segments as well because we want to give special space to each category stores. Plans for other segment will be firmed up and disclosed later,” Dhingra said. PTI PRS JMadvertisementlast_img read more

Read more

Juventus Beats Porto 1-0 to Reach Champions League Quarters

first_imgTURIN, Italy (AP) — Paulo Dybala’s penalty set Juventus on its way to a 1-0 win over 10-man Porto on Tuesday and a place in the Champions League quarterfinals.A day after he said it was his “dream” to score past veteran goalkeeper Iker Casillas, Dybala converted from the spot in the 42nd minute after Maxi Pereira was sent off for handling the ball on the goal line.Massimiliano Allegri’s side progressed from the Round of 16 with a 3-0 victory on aggregate and maintained its impressive record at the Juventus Stadium.“I have to congratulate the lads for passing the round, as it wasn’t easy,” Allegri said. “We had a good first half, we controlled the ball well and didn’t concede. Then once we went ahead, once they went a man down, we only half played the second period and we need to improve on that.”Juventus captain Gianluigi Buffon said he was keen to avoid Leicester in the next round after the English champion beat Sevilla 2-0 in the night’s other match to advance 3-2 on aggregate.However, Allegri was unconcerned about Juve’s prospective opponents.“Who we draw, we’ll play and goodnight,” he said. “Anyway, we want to get to the end, so we have to play them all.”Once again, Porto was undone by a red card. Alex Telles was sent off in the first leg, when it still took Juventus until the 72nd minute to break the deadlock.“Without doubt, the sending off in both matches affected us,” Porto coach Nuno Espirito Santo said. “We didn’t concede any goals when we had the same number of players, there remains the doubt whether we would have if we had remained in 11 in both matches.“I knew it would be almost impossible to score three goals against Juventus with a player less. It would have been nice to get a goal, I think we deserved it … and it would have been a just reward.”It was Casillas’ 175th appearance in European competition, breaking the previous record held by former Italy and AC Milan defender Paolo Maldini.Trailing 2-0 from the first leg, it was always going to be an uphill task for Porto against the five-time defending Serie A champion.Especially as Juventus hadn’t lost in Turin in the Champions League in nearly three years and was undefeated at home in all competition since August 2015.Porto needed an early goal but had barely a sight on goal, with Francisco Soares’ speculative effort being comfortably gathered by Buffon.Mario Mandzukic had a header smothered by Casillas and sent another effort just past the left post before Juventus broke the deadlock four minutes from halftime.Alex Sandro’s header was parried by Casillas but only as far as Gonzalo Higuain and his effort from close range was stopped by the outstretched hand of Maxi Pereira, leading to an inevitable red card for the Porto defender.Dybala stepped up and fired powerfully into the bottom right corner, sending Casillas the wrong way.Juventus almost doubled its lead on the stroke of halftime but Juan Cuadrado blasted narrowly over the bar.Despite the numerical advantage, Porto almost leveled shortly after the break, but Soares sent his shot past the right post when one on one with Buffon.Dybala was given a standing ovation when he was substituted for Tomas Rincon with 12 minutes remaining.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Read more

Abaco: maximum performance at high temperatures through innovative cooling strategy

first_imgAbaco Systems announced a significant breakthrough in delivering optimum performance from a 3U VPX SBC. By implementing an innovative cooling strategy, the 12-core Intel Xeon D-1500 processor featured on the SBC347D can now operate at 100% of its capability at temperatures up to 75°C in a cold wall (conduction cooled) environment.Traditional solutions that are widely implemented on other SBCs see the CPU being throttled by up to 50% of its core frequency, causing a substantial deterioration in performance. This throttling is in order to maintain the processor within its rated temperature range to avoid failure. The SBC347D with enhanced cooling is available immediately. Abaco expects that the new cooling architecture will be progressively implemented across its SBC product lines.The Intel Xeon processor has a maximum power of 45W and is a lidded component, which adds additional thermal resistance.  In Abaco’s SBC heat frame designs, removing this heat from the high performance processor is a challenge to achieve good thermal margin and full processor performance at high card edge temperatures.  Abaco has combined its traditional solution for removing/spreading heat with a reliable space grade technology to move heat through the heat frame with a low temperature drop while maintaining 500V electrical isolation. This means that not only is the SBC347D able to perform at higher temperatures, but also it is a light weight solution compared to traditional solid metal heat sinks.The SBC347D features versions of the Xeon D-1500 processor that offer support for up to 16 cores. It is specifically designed for demanding high performance embedded computing (HPEC) military/aerospace applications such as command and control, ISR, signal processing, radar/sonar and electronic warfare.The higher level of integration of the Xeon processor provides additional board real estate, enabling the SBC347D to support twice as much memory as its predecessor. The SBC347D features up to 32 GBytes of DDR4 ECC memory, operating at up to 2.0 MHZ, enabling superior memory performance; 32 GBytes NAND Flash (SSD), 32 MBytes BIOS Flash and 16 MBytes BIOS backup Flash memory are also provided.The SBC347D enables customers to implement their security and information assurance strategies. This is achieved via a secure FPGA solution that offers inherent reliability and security features such as protection against differential power analysis attacks and against single event upsets as well as a range of tamper detect, encryption and zeroisation features which can be implemented by the user.In line with Abaco’s strategy of maximizing the long term value of customer investments, existing SBC34X systems can be easily upgraded via pin-out options that allow for increased performance with minimal expense and disruption.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Boards & Modules Continue Reading Previous Luxoft releases PELUX 1.0 automotive software starter-kit on Open SourceNext Kontron: secure wireless and network router for airlines and business jet operatorslast_img read more

Read more