FIFA World Cup Russia 2018 emblem unveiled

In an out-of-the-world event, the emblem for the 2018 FIFA World Cup to be held in Russia was revealed yesterday by the FIFA President, Sepp Blatter in Moscow. Appearing on a Russian state TV talk show, Mr. Blatter unveiled the logo with the help of Russian cosmonauts – Elena Serova, Alexander Sovokutyaev and Maxim Suraevers, aboard the International Space Station through video link. Although, the trio were in space, the reveal was anything but space-age as they gave a quick countdown before holding up the logo on a piece of paper. Coinciding with the logo appearing on TV, it was also projected on the Bolshoi theatre in Moscow as part of a light show, revealing the emblem to the world.

The logo depicts the World Cup trophy in the Red and Blue colors of the Russian flag, along with gold trim. Talking about the logo, Mr. Blatter said, “The emblem blends unique attributes of the FIFA World Cup and of Russia as host nation. It unites magic and dreams, as the FIFA World Cup will do for millions of fans in 2018.” The emblem is said to have drawn inspiration from both Russia’s rich artistic tradition and its history of achievement and innovation – with the Sputnik satellite and Imperial Fabergé Eggs suggested in the design, that’s supported with a bespoke font.

The elements in the logo according to FIFA include the following:

Magic Windows:
Rounded windows invite you to participate in the new FIFA World Cup discovery as well as reinforcing the shape of the magic football.

The symbolism of the dynamic proposition of the spaceship as it lifts off, becomes a metaphor for the anticipation of an intense and magical tournament.

The rising movement is reminiscent of lifting the FIFA World Cup Trophy in celebration.

Magic Ball:
A magic football that focuses attention on the world’s love of football and pays homage to Sputnik.

Human Dream:
The element represents the exuberance of football players and excitement of fans as well as mankind’s ambition to reach for the stars.

Bright Stars:
Depicting football stars as well as stars in the sky, along with the fairy-tale glitter and sparkles that creates a magical FIFA World Cup experience for players and fans alike.

The latest emblem for the 21st edition of the football world cup has received mixed responses worldwide. FIFA has also produced 11 official posters for all the cities hosting the matches.

Courtesy: Internet


TAFE CITILO recognized among Technology Leaders in IT

INTEROP, a leading global independent technology conference and platform, in its sixth edition held in Mumbai honoured women leaders in the field of IT. The ‘Women Achievers in IT’ awards were conferred on women who have made a mark and significantly contributed to the growth of the IT industry.

The awards were presented in four categories: Icons, Technology Leaders, Business Leaders and Rising Stars. The ‘Icons’ awards were presented by Mr. F. C. Kohli, founder and first CEO of Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) and also known as the father of the Indian Software Industry.

The response to the event was tremendous, with the leaders narrating their stories, sharing insights and also urging other women to realise their hidden potential.

Ms. Shobhana Ravi, Chief of Infomation Technology Innovation and Learning Officer – TAFE, was recognised among technology leaders in IT. We congratulate her on this achievement and wish her many more such milestones in her journey of excellence.

Source: Information Week magazine

Photo courtesy: Interop


TAFE at the 3rd International CTI Symposium and Exhibition

Mr. T. Rajkumar represented TAFE at the ‘CTI Symposium – Automotive Transmissions, HEV and EV Drives’ which was part of the Transmission Expo held in Suzhou, China. The event being held in China – the world’s largest automotive market, attracted a galaxy of experts in the field of transmission. During the course of the expo, discussions on the development trends in the field were held at length. Mr. Rajkumar presented a paper titled “Torque converter selection for tractor applications” at the expo, which was not only well received but commended by the delegates present.

This opportunity also allowed him to meet some of the top experts and witness the direction the field is taking at the expo. Mr. Rajkumar who has completed his MTech (Machine Design) with First Class with distinction, from Bharat University, Chennai is keen to share his knowledge with TAFE associates. Incidentally, his project for the MTech was in collaboration with TAFE and CVRDE, Avadi, titled “Selection of Torque converter for Offhighway Application”.

This achievement is special considering it showcased TAFE and its capabilities on a global stage; personifying, ‘Cultivating the World’.

We wish Mr. Rajkumar all the success!