No-nonsense Rogerer Federer resumes comeback with easy win at Halle Open

first_imgTop seed Roger Federer resumed his comeback on grass with a 6-3 6-1 demolition of Japan’s Yuichi Sugita in his Halle Open first round, with the Swiss looking sharper than in last week’s shock loss in Stuttgart.The 18-time Grand Slam winner won the Australian Open as well as Miami and Indian Wells before skipping the entire claycourt season to prepare for an assault on an eighth Wimbledon title and the U.S. hardcourt season.The 35-year-old’s first match back in action last week at the Stuttgart Open was a flop when he suffered a shock loss to German veteran Tommy Haas, ranked 302 at the time, despite leading for a set and a half.But Federer, an eight-time winner on Halle grass, was in complete control against world number 66 Sugita — a lucky loser who replaced injured Lu Yen-hsun — on Tuesday.The world number five required a little longer after he wasted three match points at 5-0 before breaking Sugita again to clinch the match after 52 minutes.Third seed Kei Nishikori had to work much harder to get into the next round with a 6-7(7) 6-3 6-4 victory over Spaniard Fernando Verdasco.Local hero Alexander Zverev, the fourth seed who has already won three titles this year, made light work of Italian Paolo Lorenzi during a 6-3 6-2 workout, while his older brother Mischa also booked a second round spot with a 6-4 6-4 victory over Lukas Lacko.last_img read more

Loginno SoontoBe First Digital Shipping Firm Selected

first_imgzoomImage Courtesy: Contopia, Shipping Container Utopia by Loginno The soon-to-be first digital shipping company, chosen out of 17 global applicants, is set to be revealed on June 6 in Oslo, Norway, during Nor-Shipping, the largest global shipping event of 2019.Earlier this week, the final scoring of the competition’s contestants had been performed, and a notice to the winning shipping company had been sent.The news would be revealed at the end of a Contopia-themed panel of experts discussing the various use cases for the first digital shipping company, according to Loginno, the company that is creating the world’s Internet-of-Shipping-Containers infrastructure named Contopia (Container Utopia).The digital shipping company would use the disruptive Israeli IoT technology for end to end supply chain visibility.Ahead of the The Contopia Factor competition winner announcement, Loginno is warming up the engines with a surprise reveal of the technological foundation upon which the winning shipping company’s digital infrastructure will be built.In a closed event held in Tel Aviv, Loginno unveiled the 5th generation of its critically acclaimed AGAM device, whose unique installation method as a standard container vent allows every container service depot to install it with no training.While this operational side of Loginno’s patent-protected hardware was already known, founder Amit Aflalo, got into the technical specifics of what he dubs “both the smartest and the most affordable shipping container brain in existence today.”“It is the only wide-area communications device with battery life of 10+ years without recharge, effectively making it a permanent solution for every shipping container, never to be taken off during its entire lifetime of usage,” Aflalo added.last_img read more