Jet Protocol Lists on AscendEX

Singapore, Oct. 08, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — AscendEX is thrilled to announce the listing of the Jet Protocol token (JET) under the trading pair JET/USDT on Oct. 14 at 1 p.m. UTC. To celebrate the listing of JET, AscendEX will host two separate auctions that will take place simultaneously on October 13 between 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. UTC.

Jet Protocol will be launched as an open-source, non-custodial, borrowing and lending protocol on the Solana Blockchain. It engineers new possibilities for capital efficiency, performance, and scalability. Jet allows users to participate in lending pools where they deposit supported tokens to receive interest, or “yield” over time, as a participation incentive. Those deposits remain in a pool used for issuing loans to other users for as long as the assets remain delegated.

Jet believes that borrowing and lending protocols are integral to the DeFi ecosystem. The decision to build on Solana was based on its unmatched transaction speed and low fees. The Solana integration will allow Jet to contribute and grow on-chain DeFi lending. The project anticipates a gradual integration of broader interest and more efficient trading. In addition to lending, Jet will introduce interest rate products and secondary markets on Serum, facilitating ongoing, community-driven, lending product research and development. Through these methods, Jet makes it easy for users to earn interest with their JET tokens.

Jet is planning to launch with a dedicated governance system that leverages their founding team’s unique and extensive experience in protocol governance. This governance-oriented approach aims to work with the community to set a clear precedent toward how the Protocol will operate. Jet will innovate on tested governance models from existing protocols while focusing on community ownership and engagement. The most important aspect of this approach is to build an inclusive community to research, design, and implement useful lending products. So, the token holders will have a say in the future of the platform. This focus on community is core to Jet’s mission of bringing DeFi protocols into the mainstream.

Prior to a successful mainnet launch this week, Jet recently completed a follow-on funding round that included AscendEX among other partners bringing in a total of $6.8mm to the project. This latest fundraise has highlighted the strong support for Jet from a variety of stakeholders including AscendEX.

About AscendEX
AscendEX is a global cryptocurrency financial platform with a comprehensive product suite including spot, margin, and futures trading, wallet services, and staking support for over 200 blockchain projects such as bitcoin, ether, and ripple. Launched in 2018, AscendEX services over 1 million retail and institutional clients globally with a highly liquid trading platform and secure custody solutions.

AscendEX has emerged as a leading platform by ROI on its “initial exchange offerings” by supporting some of the industry’s most innovative projects from the DeFi ecosystem such as Thorchain, xDai Stake, and Serum. AscendEX users receive exclusive access to token airdrops and the ability to purchase tokens at the earliest possible stage. To learn more about how AscendEX is leveraging best practices from both Wall Street and the cryptocurrency ecosystem to bring the best altcoins to its users, please visit

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About Jet Protocol
Jet Protocol will launch as an open-source, non-custodial borrowing and lending Protocol on the Solana Blockchain. Jet re-engineers what’s possible in terms of capital efficiency, performance, and scalability on Solana. The Protocol allows users to participate in lending protocols where they deposit supported tokens to the platform and then receive interest on their deposits to incentivize participation.

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My Dental Key: Democratizing Dental Education And Promoting Oral Health For All

NEW YORK, Oct. 8, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — More than 3.5 billion people around the world suffer from oral health diseases, most of which can be prevented. According to data released by the World Health Organization, the combined global prevalence of tooth decay, gum disease, and tooth loss has plateaued at 45%.[1] Increasingly, experts agree that moving the needle requires better training for oral health professionals and a more diverse workforce that can meet the needs of children and their families where they live, grow, work, play and learn.

Transforming oral health training to improve oral health outcomes: MDK Leadership Team (l to r) Karen He, DMD; Jennifer Lee, DMD; Leela Breitman, DMD; Emily Van Doren; Alice Li, and Maria Meyerhoefer (not pictured).

Enter My Dental Key (MDK), a women-owned start-up founded at Harvard University that is transforming oral health education by producing top-tier, medical-grade digital training for oral health professionals worldwide and emphasizing oral health promotion and prevention as key to a healthier future for all.

My Dental Key was created by dental students for dental students and other oral health professionals. Recognizing that there was little in the way of validated resources to supplement their education and clinical training, in 2020, the students launched MDK, a digital learning platform that provides expert-verified information, videos, illustrations, and step-by-step procedure modules that enable students and other health professionals across the globe to perform oral health care procedures with a high level of confidence and proficiency. Partnering with Bright Smiles, Bright Futures® (BSBF) – Colgate-Palmolive’s global oral health initiative – MDK is also providing accessible and affordable resources and looking at the broader issues that lead to poor oral health outcomes.

“My Dental Key is on the path to revolutionizing oral health education,” said Dr. Gillian Barclay, Vice President, Global Public Health and Scientific Affairs, Colgate-Palmolive Company. “Its platform is democratizing oral health care, making first-class resources available to every dental student and oral health professional, and it is helping to put the focus on oral health promotion and prevention as opposed to a solely curative approach.”

MDK has unique visitors across more than 130 countries, including students, dental school faculty, and established health professionals that leverage the platform’s resources to improve their understanding of dental procedures and educate children and their families about oral health. The company has won several awards, including grants from the American Dental Education Association, the Harvard University President’s Innovation Challenge, and The Lemann Program on Creativity and Entrepreneurship, which encourages innovation that benefits society.

“As a company, MDK is dedicated to reimagining the way dental students and other health professionals learn,” said Leela Breitman, DMD, the company’s CEO and cofounder. “By harnessing today’s technology to help students and other oral health professionals visualize complicated clinical concepts, we are helping to train better oral health professionals and enabling them to communicate and empower communities in ways that truly promote good oral health.”

To subscribe to MDK or learn more about its resources, visit


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Huawei Global Digital Power Summit 2021 set to open on October 16 in Dubai

  • Huawei Global Digital Power Summit 2021 is set to open on October 16 in Dubai with more than 300+ individuals attending the physical event, including executives from Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA), Group42, ACWA Power, du, Uptime Institute and Engie.
  • Huawei to announce joint actions across the energy and ICT industry chain to unlock green energy potential for a low-carbon smart society.

DUBAI, UAE, Oct. 8, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — To help organizations worldwide get better prepared to seize opportunities arising from a carbon-neutral world, Huawei Digital Power will hold the Global Digital Power Summit 2021 in Dubai, UAE, on October 16th. The summit recognizes that the race to net-zero is on, and that the target of carbon neutrality truly requires a global coalition and international actions. The selection of Dubai, UAE, to host the summit also reflects the importance of the Middle East region to Huawei’s global digital power business.

Huawei Global Digital Power Summit 2021 set to open on October 16 in Dubai

Earlier this year, Huawei Digital Power Technologies was established to accelerate energy digitalization and decarbonization. The company aims to integrate digital and power electronics technologies to accelerate clean energy generation, to build green transportation, sites and data centers, as it focuses on building a better and greener future.

In the post-COVID world, green economic recovery has garnered significant attention as world leaders are eager to bring economies out of recession through a redesign to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and increase the resilience of infrastructure and communities. To date, 137 countries from the UN Climate Convention — responsible for 80% of global emissions — have committed to net-zero-emission targets. The key to carbon neutrality is the development of a new power system.

With a focus on digital innovations for a low-carbon and smart world, the summit will bring together energy policymakers, industry professionals in the data center, ICT and renewable energy sectors, and executives from across the world to discuss the challenges and opportunities of sustainable development and digital transformation.

At the upcoming summit, Charles Yang, the newly-appointed President of Global Marketing, Sales and Services, at Huawei Digital Power, will kick off the event, highlighting Huawei Digital Power’s commitment to building a low-carbon smart society. Yang is appointed to the new role having previously served as President of Huawei Middle East.

An exciting lineup of speakers from global industry players and Huawei partners such as Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA), Group42, ACWA Power, du, Uptime Institute and Engie will share their own best practices, success stories, and use cases in improving energy efficiency via digitalization.

It’s undeniable that no single company can succeed in the energy transition alone. Now more than ever, building a sustainable and low-carbon future requires joint actions and collaboration from across the energy, business, and government ecosystem. Thus, the summit puts a spotlight on the Huawei-backed ‘Call to Action’ statement that calls for energy industry companies around the world to set coordinates towards a net-zero energy sector.

For the first time in history, Huawei believes that everyone can participate in a step-change in efficiency, and the rare opportunity to reconcile the paradox between progress for all and a sustainable future for our planet. The company is thus committed to working with its customers and partners to build low-carbon and smart energy systems.

Huawei Digital Power Contributes to the Successful Grid Connection of World's Largest PV Plant at China's Qinghai Province with its Smart PV Solution

Huawei will also have a full-on live stream experience of the summit. Registration for the online event can happen here.

About Huawei

Founded in 1987, Huawei is a leading global provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices. We have more than 197,000 employees, and we operate in more than 170 countries and regions, serving more than three billion people around the world.

Our vision and mission is to bring digital to every person, home and organization for a fully connected, intelligent world. To this end, we will drive ubiquitous connectivity and promote equal access to networks; bring cloud and artificial intelligence to all four corners of the earth to provide superior computing power where you need it, when you need it; build digital platforms to help all industries and organizations become more agile, efficient, and dynamic; redefine user experience with AI, making it more personalized for people in all aspects of their life, whether they’re at home, in the office, or on the go. For more information, please visit Huawei online at or follow us on:

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Customertimes annonce le lancement de CT Vision sur Salesforce AppExchange, la place de marché mondiale pour le cloud d’entreprise

Les clients de Customertimes peuvent désormais bénéficier d’une puissante application mobile pour les opérations Retail.

NEW YORK, 7 octobre 2021/PRNewswire/ — Customertimes annonce le lancement de CT Vision sur Salesforce AppExchange, permettant aux clients de rationaliser et d’améliorer le processus des opérations de ventes au détail. Solution native de Salesforce et faisant partie de la série de produits primés CT Mobile, CT Vision offre des performances accrues avec une disponibilité en ligne et hors ligne.

Basé sur la plate-forme Salesforce, l’outil CT Vision de Customertimes est actuellement disponible sur AppExchange à l’adresse .

CT Vision

Grâce à une technologie innovante de reconnaissance d’image pour la vérification des magasins de détail, CT Vision améliore l’exécution des visites en assurant le calcul de la part de rayon et la conformité du planogramme avec la fonctionnalité d’audit photo. La qualité d’image est garantie, vous pouvez suivre les indicateurs de performance clés par type d’étagère et de scène, et obtenir des informations de données exploitables en quelques secondes, le tout à partir de votre appareil mobile.

Les résultats sont immédiatement disponibles dans votre instance Salesforce pour la création de rapports, l’analyse et l’examen par les parties prenantes.

Commentaires concernant la nouvelle

  • « Nous sommes ravis de partager CT Vision sur AppExchange », déclare Anna Markova, chef de produit chez CT Software. « Cet outil dédié aux opérations de vente au détail optimisé par l’IA peut faire gagner du temps aux commerciaux et, comme tous les produits CT Mobile, peut entraîner des gains d’activité et d’efficacité pour nos clients ».
  • « CT Vision de Customertimes est un ajout bienvenu à AppExchange, qui alimente la transformation numérique des clients en fournissant des opérations de vente au détail efficaces », a déclaré Woodson Martin, directeur général de Salesforce AppExchange. « AppExchange est en constante évolution pour permettre à ses partenaires de créer des solutions de pointe pour favoriser la réussite des clients. »

À propos de Salesforce AppExchange

Salesforce AppExchange, la première place de marché mondiale pour le cloud d’entreprise, permet aux entreprises de vendre, entretenir, commercialiser et se développer selon des méthodes entièrement nouvelles. Avec plus de 6 000 solutions, 9 millions d’installations clients et 117 000 évaluations par des pairs, il s’agit de la source la plus complète de technologies cloud, mobiles, sociales, IoT, analytiques et d’intelligence artificielle pour les entreprises.

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À propos de Customertimes

Customertimes Corp. est une société internationale de conseil et de logiciels qui se consacre à rendre les meilleures technologies informatiques accessibles aux clients. Avec plus de 4 000 projets achevés et plus de 1300 experts hautement qualifiés, ses solutions sont conçues pour aider les clients à réaliser une véritable transformation des activités et à tirer le maximum de leurs investissements dans les technologies. Précurseur en services-conseils et en mise en œuvre des solutions Salesforce en Europe de l’Est et primée en développement de produits, Customertimes Corp. a actuellement son siège social à New York, ainsi que des bureaux régionaux à Londres, à Paris, à Toronto, à Kiev, à Minsk, à Riga et à Moscou. Pour en savoir plus, consultez le site .

Contact pour les médias:
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After Raids, 6 Migrants Killed in Shooting at Libya Detention Center


At least six migrants were shot dead at a Tripoli detention center on Friday, the head of the U.N. migration agency’s Libya mission said, as many reportedly escaped from the facility and others gathered in nearby streets.

Overcrowding triggered chaos at the Ghot Shaal center, with people sleeping in the open and different security forces present, said Federico Soda, the Libya mission head for the International Organization for Migration (IOM).

“Shooting started,” he said, adding that at least six people had been killed.

Libyan security forces have cracked down on migrants, refugees and asylum-seekers over the past week, detaining more than 5,000.

There are hundreds of thousands of migrants in Libya, some seeking to travel to Europe and others coming to work in the major oil exporter.

They routinely face violence in a country that has had little peace for a decade, with many held in detention centers that the U.N. refugee agency, UNHCR, said were crowded and unsanitary, and where Amnesty International on Friday said they face torture and sexual abuse.

Libya’s Government of National Unity was not immediately available for comment.

A decade of strife

The country has been in crisis since the 2011 NATO-backed uprising against Moammar Gadhafi, and much of it is controlled on the ground by local armed forces that operate independently of the government.

Numerous videos posted on social media on Friday, which Reuters could not immediately authenticate, showed dozens of people pouring through a gap in a fence, and larger numbers marching through Tripoli streets.

Two residents said they had seen large numbers of migrants running through the streets in that area.

Soda said security forces in Tripoli had detained at least 900 migrants later Friday, a group that likely included many of those who had fled the detention center.

A Reuters journalist who had seen dozens of migrants sitting on the floor surrounded by guards said that there was a very heavy security presence around the area and there had been sporadic sounds of shooting.

UNHCR said earlier on Friday that it was increasingly alarmed about the situation for migrants and refugees in Libya after more than 5,000 had been arrested in the recent crackdown.

“The raids, which also involved the demolition of many unfinished buildings and makeshift houses, have created widespread panic and fear among asylum-seekers and refugees in the capital,” it said in a statement.

On Monday U.N. investigators said abuses against migrants and refugees in Libya were “on a widespread scale … with a high level of organization and with the encouragement of the state … suggestive of crimes against humanity.”

Source: Voice of America

Rwandan Genocide Suspect Faces 30 Years in Prison


An alleged participant in the 1994 Rwandan genocide faces a possible 30 years in prison after U.S. officials deported him to Kigali, where he was taken into custody after his arrival Thursday.

Oswald Rurangwa, 59, escorted by U.S. security officials, was deported to Rwanda on a private jet. U.S. Embassy officials received him at Kigali International Airport and immediately handed him over to Rwandan security staff. Rurangwa was handcuffed and led into a waiting Rwanda Investigation Bureau van.

Speaking to reporters at the airport, Rwanda Prosecution Authority spokesman Faustin Nkusi said Rurangwa was the head of Interahamwe militia in the Gisozi sector, a suburb of Kigali, during the genocide.

“He participated in many acts of the genocide, including planning meetings, joining mobs of attackers, and killing. He committed genocide crimes, complicity to genocide, inciting people to commit genocide, murder and extermination as a crime against humanity,” Nkusi said.

“We issued an arrest warrant against him in 2008, but this coincided with the Gacaca [court] ruling that had already been handed down to him. So, the U.S. judicial authorities deported him to serve his sentence here,” he added.

In 2007, a Gacaca, or Rwandan community court, tried Rurangwa in absentia, finding him guilty of genocide and sentencing him to 30 years behind bars.

U.S. attorney Charles Kambanda, who is familiar with the case and knowledgeable about legal affairs in Central Africa, said the U.S. had a different rationale for deporting Rurangwa.

“Oswald Rurangwa was sent to Rwanda purely on account of immigration fraud,” the New York state-based attorney told the VOA Central Africa Service. “This means he was deported, not extradited. ICE [U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement] handed him over.”

According to the prosecution, Rurangwa fled Rwanda in 1994 for the Kibumba refugee camp in what was then Zaire, now the Democratic Republic of Congo. He later moved to another camp, Kayindu, before applying for asylum in the United States in 1996.

Nkusi said Rwandan law permits Rurangwa to have his case retried.

“You have seen that he has been assigned an attorney,” Nkusi said, adding that Rurangwa would be informed of the earlier ruling and given a copy of his sentence. “He will also be informed about his right [of appeal] because even though he was sentenced in absentia, he has the right to have the case retried.”

Rurangwa was being taken to Mageragere prison, Nkusi said.

This story originated in VOA’s Central Africa Service. Geoffrey Mutagoma contributed from Washington.

Source: Voice of America

Volcanic Grit, Water Shortage Threaten La Palma’s Banana Crop


“It’s worse than a plague,” said Pedro Antonio Sanchez, fuming over the volcanic grit coating his bananas, the main source of wealth on the Canaries’ island of La Palma.

“It’s worse than a pest or disease because it scratches [the fruit],” said Sanchez, gesturing at the black sandy deposits that have rained down since the volcano erupted on September 19.

The volcano has caused major damage to banana plantations in La Palma, the second-largest producer in the Atlantic Canary Islands, where the crop accounts for 50 of the island’s economy, industry figures show.

Once the ash lands on the bananas, it is almost impossible to remove.

And it causes further damage in the handling, transport and packing, with the huge bunches, which are known as “pineapples” and can weigh up to 70 kilos (150 pounds), carried on the shoulders.

“You have to blast it off with water or something — to be honest, I don’t know how to do it,” said Sanchez, 60, who owns a small plantation. “When the dew forms overnight, it really makes the grit stick, and in the morning it just won’t come off.”

Can’t be sold

The skin blackens in the form of a scratch but nothing like the brownish-black markings that show the fruit is ripe.

And although the banana is perfect, it is rejected and cannot be sold.

“European quality regulations ban the sale of bananas with more than four square centimeters of scratches per fruit, even if they are perfect inside and can be eaten without risk,” said Esther Dominguez of ASPROCAN, which represents banana producers in the Canary Islands.

The volcano’s eruption has predominantly hurt the Aridane valley on the western flank of La Palma, although the problem caused by volcanic ash and grit has affected a much wider area.

It is not just the Aridane valley, because the wind changes direction and ash is blown all over. So 100 percent of the island is affected,” Juan Vicente Rodriguez Leal, head of the Covalle agricultural cooperative, told AFP.

“So we are going to have a significant loss of at least one year’s crop,” he said, estimating losses of “around 120 to 130 million euros [$140 to $150 million].”

The plantations are also suffering from a lack of water after the lava destroyed the area’s irrigation pipeline.

Bananas need a lot of water and the current shortage “is the biggest threat,” Sanchez said.

La Palma has long suffered from water shortages. It has no rivers, lakes or reservoirs, so the island gets its water from underground aquifers or rain collected by pine trees and transferred to the ground.

Bananas “need a lot of irrigation every seven days. Now we’re irrigating every 15 days to save water, and although they’re not going to dry out, the fruit feels the impact,” Sanchez said.

A third of Canaries’ crop

In 2020, La Palma produced 148,000 metric tons of bananas, or 34.5% of the Canaries’ overall crop, ASPROCAN figures show.

In terms of production, it is second only to Tenerife, which is three times larger.

One-tenth of La Palma’s 700 square kilometers (270 square miles) is dedicated to agriculture, of which 43% is planted in bananas, according to the Biosphere Reserve of La Palma.

More than 80% of the banana plantations in the Canaries are modest plots of less than 2.5 acres (one hectare), with many farmers living hand to mouth.

Although Sanchez enjoys the work, he’s had enough of living on the bread line.

“There are months when you bring in 1,000 euros ($1,150) or a bit more, but it’s normally less,” sometimes even as little as 300 euros, he said.

“It just doesn’t make me feel like working.”

Source: Voice of America