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Lamborghini could be headed to Le Mans in 2021 report says

first_img 0 The Lamborghini Aventador SVJ Roadster packs 770 hp and extra downforce More From Roadshow Lamborghini We got a world exclusive first look at the Lamborghini… 5:19 2019 Lamborghini Urus review: Part SUV, part supercar 80 Photos Post a comment 2020 Audi R8 first drive: Improving an already fantastic supercar 2020 Lamborghini Huracán Evo Spyder first drive: Worth every sunburn Share your voice Tags Now playing: Watch this: Enlarge ImageThe one-off SC18 would likely form the basis for Lamborghini’s Le Mans effort. Lamborghini Lamborghini has never been hugely into racing. I mean, sure, it has the Super Trofeo series, but compared to its main rival Ferrari, the folks from Sant’Agata keep things mostly on the streets. That could change though, according to a report published on Thursday by Autocar.The reason that could change is the major revision to the top classes at Le Mans and consequently the rest of the World Endurance Championship (WEC). The insanely expensive and technologically demanding LMP1 class is going the way of the dodo bird, and the folks from the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) are planning to replace it with a new hypercar class — a type of car that Lamborghini understands and is well-situated to compete with.If Lamborghini does choose to compete in the WEC, it’ll have to fend off some truly wild offerings from rival companies like Aston Martin and even Toyota’s Gazoo Racing. To keep those competitors at bay, it seems likely — based on comments made by Stefano Domenicali — that the company would model its efforts on the one-off SC18 that it built for a customer rather than create a model from scratch due to resource constraints.When Autocar asked Domenicali directly about the likelihood of a Le Mans entry, he kept his cards close to his chest saying, “There are discussions and we are looking to understand the regulations to see if it is of interest. There is nothing to say until the evaluation is finished, and at that point the answer could be yes or no. For now, it is possible.”If the answer to that ends up being yes, then Lamborghini had better come to it soon if it plans on fielding a competitive car, especially with the new class being set to debut for the 2020 racing season. Lamborghini Exotic Cars Car Culturelast_img read more

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UPS maker Luminous aims to double turnover to Rs 5000 crore in

first_imgNew Delhi-based Luminous Power Technologies, which operates in power storage and home electricals segment, is aiming to double its annual turnover to Rs 5,000 crore in the next five years as the power backup solutions provider eyes product portfolio expansion and tapping into new markets.India CV industry outlook FY2017: Pre-buying ahead of BS-IV emission norms to partially offset slump after note banThe company plans to expand production capacity at its seven existing plants and focus more on innovative products in the segment. Luminous, in which French multinational Schneider Electric has a 74 percent stake, sells it products in more than 36 countries with a strong foothold in Africa, the Middle East and the Indian Subcontinent. “We believe that over a period of time, we should be able to deliver a double digit growth coming in from power storage with a combination of solar and home electrical brand,” Vipul Sabharwal, managing director at Luminous, told PTI. “In next 4-5 years, we would be around Rs 5,000 crore and the growth would come from domestic and international markets,” he added. Moving beyond traditional UPS devices, the company recently launched Regalia – which is a wall mountable power backup system – marketing it as a product customers would love to flaunt, unlike those traditional power backups people prefer to hide somewhere in a corner of their houses. Regalia can also be connected with wi-fi to access power information on any connected device.Similarly, Luminous Zelio is a state-of-the-art home UPS that tells you how many hours of power still remains through a simple and intuitive LED display. Further, Luminous designer fans come with a LED light diffuser and a fully functional intuitive RF Remote.In an industry worth Rs 15,000 crore currently, Luminous has a market share of around 39 percent in UPS and 27 percent in inverter batteries. The company’s power storage products contribute about 90 percent of the sales and rest 10 percent comes from home electricals, which includes segments as fan, switches and electric cables. “We would soon enter a new category which is LED lights in the next quarter,” Sabharwal said, adding that the company is scouting for new markets and looking at greater penetration in the existing markets. Luminous also sells its products using online channels in the domestic market through its own e-commerce portal luminouseshop.com and other channel partners.last_img read more

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Cardinals Fall at Florida State 8075 in OT

first_imgStory Links ESPN Photo Gallery TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Mfiondu Kabengele scored 22 points and No. 22 Florida State erased a 10-point second-half deficit to force overtime, then knocked off No. 16 Louisville 80-75 on Saturday.Terance Mann added 20 points for the Seminoles (18-5, 6-4 Atlantic Coast Conference), who made 11 of 12 free throws in overtime to wrap up their fifth straight win. Mann hit 9 of 11 free throws to secure his second straight 20-point game and fifth of the season.Kabengele shot 7 of 12 from the floor and pulled down seven rebounds. It was the 16th time he has come off the bench to score in double figures.Christen Cunningham scored 20 points, including 13 in the first half, for Louisville (17-7, 8-3). Ryan McMahon made three 3-pointers in a span of 90 seconds in the second half as the Cardinals pulled ahead 52-42 in the second half.Louisville’s Dwayne Sutton scored 14 points, knocking down four 3-pointers.Trent Forrest had 15 points, six rebounds and five steals for the Seminoles, who have won 11 of 13 games against teams ranked in the AP Top 25.M.J. Walker had 11 points after halftime for Florida State, which has won five straight ACC games for the first time since 2011-12.Louisville lost a pair of starters, Steven Enoch and Khwan Fore, to foul trouble. Enoch had six points and four rebounds in 14 minutes while Fore had six points.BIG PICTURELouisville: The Cardinals led 52-42 with 10:07 to go, but couldn’t close out an eighth victory in the last nine games.Florida State: The Seminoles needed extra time to escape without a second home loss of the season. Their first came against Duke, 80-78, on Jan. 12.UP NEXTLouisville plays host to Duke on Tuesday.Florida State plays host to Wake Forest on Wednesday.—More AP college basketball: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://www.twitter.com/AP-Top25Print Friendly Version Next Game: DUKE 2/12/2019 | 9 p.m. PDF Box Score Postgame Notes center_img Postgame Quotes Listen Live Full Schedule Roster Preview Buy Tickets Live Stats Matchup Historylast_img read more

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NewFronts West Showcases Podcasts Influencer Marketing in Inaugural LA Event

first_imgThe kick-off day of the first-ever Digital Content NewFronts West conference in Hollywood highlighted two trends: the expansion of digital media forms like podcasting, as well as creative approaches to advertising, especially influencer marketing.Anna Bager, the executive VP of industry initiative at IAB, which manages the event, said the L.A. iteration was designed to be different from its New York counterpart in focusing on branded and sponsored content, as well as content creators. NewFronts West runs Oct. 9-10.The Los Angeles Times on Tuesday announced that following the success of its narrative podcast “Dirty John,” the company will roll out similar formats through 2019 with additional podcasts. They include “Big Willie,” about drag racer and local legend Big Willie Robinson, and “Room 20,” which follows an investigative reporter’s search to uncover a hospital patient’s identity. ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 Gallery Media Group, the company behind PureWow and ONE37pm, announced three upcoming podcasts: “Long Story Short,” which will have makeup industry veteran and entrepreneur Bobbi Brown interviewing guests like Connie Britton and Cindy Crawford about their journey to success; “Mom Brain,” hosted by Daphne Oz and Hilaria Baldwin, the wife of Alec Baldwin, will discuss aspects of motherhood with guests like Alyssa Milano and Sheryl Crow; and “Respect Replay,” a joint collaboration between ONE37pm and Fanatics that will bring together athletes from different eras or leagues.Mary Kate McGrath, Gallery’s chief content officer and the editor in chief of PureWow, said podcasts’ popularity have skyrocketed recently, thanks to Apple’s bevy of selections and the acclaimed podcast “Serial.” Now, one in four Americans listens to podcasts, and almost half of those people listen to up to 10 hours a week, McGrath said, which presents new opportunities for brands to acquire users and embed ads within episodes.“Thanks to the mobility of the medium, and the amazing stories across categories, people are listening more than ever,” McGrath said. “We launched Gallery Podcast Co. because we saw attention shifting dramatically to the audio space and we saw an opportunity to connect our clients to an intimate way to connect to consumers.”Gallery also touched on its new hero video platform, which bypasses traditional ads by creating content around advertising, rather than the opposite. The company has had success with longer videos from PureWow or ONE37pm’s handle that craft a plot around a brand, such as its recent musical short that promoted Olay, called “I Can’t Wait to Wash My Face.”Both Gallery and FameBit by YouTube focused on new strategies in influencer marketing. Beau Avril, the global head of business operations at FameBit, said the company has developed tools like a measurement to track brand interest lift and find if searches for a brand term increases after influencers mention it in a video.Avril said audiences are more skeptical than ever about traditional advertising and 92 percent of consumers trust product recommendations more when coming from their peers on social media, like social influencers. He says FameBit has been working with influencers to naturally implement a brand’s products in their videos, whether through the “get ready with me” format or cooking segments. YouTuber Freddie Wong, who has worked with brands through FameBit, said brands must offer something that complements and elevates his storytelling, as a straightford promotional video would result in viewers labelling him a “sell-out.” Wong cited successful collaborations with the likes of Dodge Dart for a video about racing and the thriller film “Mile 22” for an action short about his quest to get tickets to the film’s premiere.“In a world where we’re lacking that authenticity but also that relevance and that relatability, the epicenter of that happens on these channels, in that content,” Avril said. “Because these moments are so special and they’re so pointed, as a brand being in those conversations really gives you a chance to shape opinions and even drive decisions.”Some 20 companies are presenting at the IAB’s NewFronts West conference at NeueHouse in Hollywood. Popular on Variety last_img read more

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Combat sports specialist CSI Sports has secured ca

first_imgCombat sports specialist CSI Sports has secured carriage for its Fight Sports HD channel with cable operator and digital-terrestrial broadcaster DNA in Finland.The deal will give DNA subscribers the opportunity to view live WBC, WBA, IBF and WBO boxing World Title events, Championship Kickboxing, K-1, Mixed Martial Arts and combat sports-related documentary and reality programming.DNA viewers will also be able to watch past fights from HBO Championship Boxing.“We are extremely pleased with our co-operation with the Fight Sports network and the possibility to offer DNA TV customers exciting fight nights, tournaments and lifestyle programs of different fight related content,” said Jarmon Haikonen, VP of entertainment business DNA.“We are pleased to be expanding the Fight Sports reach with wide distribution on leading pay TV operator DNA in Finland. Our channel performance in Europe and Asia has continued to deliver distribution in new markets while we continue to invest significantly in live and original programming”, said CSI Sports co-CEOs Richard and Craig Miele.last_img read more

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Vecimaowned media delivery and storage specialist

first_imgVecima-owned media delivery and storage specialist Concurrent Technology has launched MediaScaleX, described as a hyperscale platform suite built to deploy and scale video across multiple CDNs, regardless of their environment – cloud, virtualized, hosted and private network architectures.Built on Concurrent’s deployed systems – Aquari Storage, Laguna Cache, Zephyr Origin Packager, and Zephyr Transcode – the MediaScaleX platform enables customers take advantage of both public and private networks for media distribution over the internet, according to the company. Concurrent’s latest offering features algorithms that choose the most cost-effective path for every packet, enabling customers to deliver more content, faster while controlling costs. Available as a whole or as individual products integrated in new or existing environments, the MediaScaleX product family includes four key elements.Clay McCreeryMediaScaleX // Storage is the next generation of Concurrent’s Aquari storage platform that can be deployed on any number of hardware platforms and can use any combination of spinning disks, SSDs and the latest non-volatile memory express (NVMe) drives, according to Concurrent.MediaScaleX // Transcode is a software platform providing audio and video content processing. MediaScaleX // Origin allows users to also package their OTT programming using DASH and CMAF as well as HLS. Finally, MediaScaleX // Cache supports simultaneous delivery to mobile devices and smart TVs and set-top boxes.“Over 20 years ago, Concurrent redefined the way content was distributed and viewed all over the world, creating new revenue sources for content owners and service providers, as well as more access than ever to content for consumers. Today, more than 25 of our customers, across five continents, have a platform in place to embrace the rapidly changing environment from content creation to consumption,” said Clay McCreery, chief revenue officer at Concurrent.Concurrent will debut MediaScaleX at IBC on stand 1.D92.last_img read more

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