Volt Active Data connaît une croissance explosive

La plateforme de données éprouvée répond aux besoins en matière de données en temps réel et de prise de décision contextuelle

BEDFORD, Massachusetts, 14 juin 2022/PRNewswire/ — Volt Active Data est la principale plateforme de données d’entreprise construite pour permettre la prise de décision rapide en matière de données. Elle a annoncé aujourd’hui une croissance exceptionnelle de ses activités grâce à l’expansion des comptes clés et à l’acquisition de nouveaux clients utilisant la technologie Volt pour profiter pleinement du monde de la 5G et des données rapides.

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Volt a vu son chiffre d’affaires augmenter de plus de 100 % au cours des 12 derniers mois, avec des clients importants comme Amdocs et Dream11 qui ont considérablement étendu leur utilisation de la plateforme Volt pour soutenir leur propre croissance par le développement de nouvelles applications. La technologie de Volt touche désormais plus de 2 milliards de personnes dans le monde chaque jour.

« Nous avons rencontré un élan encore plus grand au cours du premier semestre de 2022 », a déclaré David Flower, PDG de Volt. « Associés en grande partie aux énormes opportunités que la convergence de technologies disruptives telles que la 5G, la périphérie et l’IoT présente pour les entreprises disposant de la bonne technologie, nous avons connu une croissance commerciale impressionnante. Cet élan continu est soutenu par un taux de fidélisation exceptionnel et constant de 96 %, qui prouve la valeur que nos clients obtiennent avec notre technologie. »

Points forts. Dream11 de Dream Sports, la plus grande application de sport fantastique au monde avec plus de 130 millions d’utilisateurs actifs, a fait appel à Volt pour soutenir la saison 2022 de l’IPL . Volt a également procédé à un certain nombre d’embauches clés, la plus récente étant celle d’un nouveau responsable des alliances mondiales, chargé d’accélérer le développement des partenariats mondiaux de l’entreprise.

« Nous sommes en train d’écrire le prochain chapitre de notre voyage », a déclaré Flower. « Nous connaissons une croissance record et ce n’est pas surprenant, car notre technologie a été conçue précisément pour ce moment… où la convergence de la 5G, de l’IoT et de l’informatique de périphérie impose des demandes massives en temps réel aux entreprises et à leurs environnements technologiques. »

À propos de Volt Active Data

Volt Active Data permet aux applications d’entreprise d’ingérer, de traiter et d’agir sur les données en quelques millisecondes pour exploiter de nouvelles sources de revenus et prévenir les pertes de revenus. Possédant d’importants clients dans les télécommunications, la finance, les jeux et bien d’autres secteurs verticaux, la plateforme de données VoltDB est idéalement positionnée pour être la technologie de référence de toute entreprise cherchant à tirer pleinement parti de la 5G, de l’IoT et de tout ce qui suivra.

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Volt Active Data Sees Explosive Growth

Proven Data Platform Capitalizes on Need for Real-Time Data and Contextual Decisioning

BEDFORD, Mass., June 14, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Volt Active Data, the leading enterprise-grade data platform built to enable fast-data decisioning, today announced exceptional growth in business driven by expansion in key accounts and the acquisition of new customers leveraging Volt technology to take full advantage of the 5G and fast-data world.

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Volt has seen a more than 100 percent revenue increase over the past 12 months, with major customers such as Amdocs and Dream11 significantly expanding their use of Volt’s platform to support their own growth through the development of new applications. Volt technology now touches the lives of more than 2 billion people worldwide each day.

“We have encountered even greater momentum in the first half of 2022,” said Volt CEO David Flower. “Associated in large part to the huge opportunities that the convergence of disruptive technologies such as 5G, edge, and IoT presents to companies with the right technology in place, we’ve experienced impressive business growth. This continued momentum is supported by an exceptional and consistent 96 percent retention rate, which proves the value that our customers achieve with our technology.”

Among the highlights. Dream Sports’ Dream11, the world’s largest fantasy sports app with more than 130 million active users, tapped Volt to support the IPL 2022 season. Volt has also made a number of key new hires, the most recent being a new Head of Global Alliances to accelerate the company’s expanding global partnerships.

“We are writing the next chapter of our journey,” Flower said. We’re growing at record pace and it’s no surprise because our technology was designed precisely for this moment… when the convergence of 5G, IoT, and edge computing are placing massive real-time demands on companies and their technology environments.

About Volt Active Data

Volt Active Data empowers enterprise-grade applications to ingest, process, and act on data in single-digit milliseconds to tap into new revenue streams and prevent revenue loss. With industry-leading customers in telecommunications, finance, gaming, and many other verticals, The VoltDB Data Platform is uniquely positioned to be the go-to technology for any company seeking to take full advantage of 5G, IoT, and whatever comes next.

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Impulse Dynamics Announces First International Implants of the Optimizer Smart Mini System in Italy

MARLTON, N.J., June 14, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Impulse Dynamics, a commercial-stage medical device company focused on delivering our CCM therapy to people with heart failure, announced that the first implants in Europe for the newly launched Optimizer® Smart Mini device were recently completed in Italy. The company announced the launch of the new technology on April 29, 2022, and the first U.S. implants on May 10, 2022.

Dr. Stefano Guarracini, Head of Cardiology at the Synergo Casa di Cura Pierangeli Hospital in Pescara, Italy, described his experience with CCM therapy and his outlook for the Optimizer Smart Mini system after the first implant. “Starting in 2019, we had the opportunity to implant Optimizer devices in several patients with heart failure. We believe in the technology and consider CCM therapy to be the only option for many patients suffering from heart failure. We are excited now to be affiliated with the first European institution to have implanted the new Optimizer Smart Mini device and look forward to the simple but more advanced patient management experiences during implants and follow-ups going forward.”

Dr. Giovani Bisignani, with the Ospedale di Castrovillari, who completed his first implant almost simultaneously in the southern Italian province of Cosenza, said, “CCM therapy is a powerful weapon against heart failure. The cutting-edge technology of the new Optimizer Smart Mini along with its smaller, physiological shape allowed us to achieve efficient implantation and initiation of CCM therapy in even less time.”

In March 2022, the company announced that its quality management system received certification under the new European Union Medical Device Regulation. We believe that the launch of the Optimizer Smart Mini system is an example of the importance of a global infrastructure to support ongoing technology innovation and access. The new components of the Optimizer Smart Mini system are equally important across international markets, including a rechargeable battery with a 20-year life and new internal technology with improved programming and potential for remote monitoring in a smaller design to make the implant procedure easier for patients and physicians.

“The pace of this international rollout is a reflection of our commitment to delivering innovation that is relevant to patients worldwide,” said Mateusz Zelewski, MD, Impulse Dynamics’ Vice President International, “It is exciting to see how quickly we can increase access to new and better technology that offers hope for more patients living with heart failure.”

The Optimizer Smart Mini delivers CCM therapy, which consists of electric pulses applied to the heart between heartbeats and serves to enhance the performance of cardiac muscular contraction, making the heart work more efficiently without increasing the heart rate or the oxygen consumption of the cardiac muscle. CCM therapy is currently indicated in Europe to reduce hospitalizations and improve physical exercise tolerance, quality of life, and functional status for a large population of patients with systolic heart failure who remain symptomatic despite guideline-directed medical therapy.

To date, CCM therapy has already been used to treat over 7,000 patients worldwide and is available in 44 countries across the globe. The therapy has been studied in almost 2,000 patients and has appeared in more than 100 peer-reviewed journal articles. Ongoing studies are also underway to examine the safety and efficacy of CCM for patients suffering from heart failure with a left ventricular ejection fraction between 40 – 60%.

About Impulse Dynamics

Impulse Dynamics is dedicated to helping healthcare providers enhance the lives of people with heart failure by transforming how the condition is treated. The company is focused on delivering its proprietary CCM therapy, which is delivered by the company’s Optimizer Smart device, the CE-marked, and FDA-approved treatment verified to improve the quality of life for heart failure patients. CCM therapy is a safe, effective, and minimally invasive treatment option for many heart failure patients who otherwise have few effective options available to them.[1] To learn more, visit www.ImpulseDynamics.com, or follow the company on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook.

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This press release contains forward-looking statements. All statements other than statements of historical facts contained in this press release are forward-looking statements. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by terms such as ‘‘may,’’ ‘‘will,’’ ‘‘should,’’ ‘‘expect,’’ ‘‘plan,’’ ‘‘anticipate,’’ ‘‘could,’’ ‘‘intend,’’ ‘‘target,’’ ‘‘project,’’ ‘‘contemplate,’’ ‘‘believe,’’ ‘‘estimate,’’ ‘‘predict,’’ ‘‘potential’’ or ‘‘continue’’ or the negative of these terms or other similar expressions, although not all forward-looking statements contain these words. Forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements concerning potential benefits of CCM therapy, and the absence of risks associated therewith; the ability for CCM therapy and our products to fill a significant unmet medical need for patients with heart failure; and the short-term and long-term benefits of the Optimizer Smart Mini and CCM therapy in patients with heart failure, as well as to the physicians treating those patients. These forward-looking statements are based on management’s current expectations and involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties that may cause our actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. Other important factors that could cause actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from those contemplated in this press release include, without limitation: the company’s future research and development costs, capital requirements and the company’s needs for additional financing; commercial success and market acceptance of CCM therapy; the company’s ability to achieve and maintain adequate levels of coverage or reimbursement for Optimizer Smart and Optimizer Smart Mini systems or any future products the company may seek to commercialize; competitive companies and technologies in the industry; the company’s ability to expand its indications and develop and commercialize additional products and enhancements to its current products; the company’s business model and strategic plans for its products, technologies and business, including its implementation thereof; the company’s ability to expand, manage and maintain its direct sales and marketing organization; the company’s ability to commercialize or obtain regulatory approvals for CCM therapy and its products, or the effect of delays in commercializing or obtaining regulatory approvals; FDA or other U.S. or foreign regulatory actions affecting us or the healthcare industry generally, including healthcare reform measures in the United States and international markets; the timing or likelihood of regulatory filings and approvals; and the company’s ability to establish and maintain intellectual property protection for CCM therapy and products or avoid claims of infringement. The company does not undertake any obligation to update forward-looking statements and expressly disclaims any obligation or undertaking to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements contained herein. These forward-looking statements should not be relied upon as representing the company’s views as of any date subsequent to the date of this press release.

[1] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5494150/

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Ankur Arora Named Product & Business Development Manager for Nikkiso Clean Energy and Industrial Gases Group

TEMECULA, Calif., June 14, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Nikkiso Cryogenic Industries’ Clean Energy & Industrial Gases Group (“Group”), a part of the Nikkiso Co., Ltd (Japan) group of companies, is pleased to announce that Ankur Arora has been named Product & Business Development Manager for Nikkiso Cryogenic Services serving Southeast Asia, New Zealand and Africa.

Ankur has broad global experience in over 30 countries and worked for nearly 20 years with Atlas Copco. His responsibilities included Business Development Manager and Global Sales & Marketing reporting to Germany, based in Auckland, New Zealand, Regional BDM & Application/Product Managers based in Shanghai. He has also served as Project Manager. A mechanical engineer, he also earned an MBA and is currently working on a DBA.

He will be responsible for the launch, sales and solutions related to Waste Heat Recovery and Organic Rankine Cycle Power Generation, Pressure Letdown Power Recovery and more. He will report to Emile Bado, Executive VP, Marketing, and Dr. Reza Agahi, Vice President of Turbo.

“Ankur’s industry and global market experience will be of great benefit to the Group, as we work to develop the opportunities in these regions,” according to Emile Bado, Executive Vice President, Marketing.

With this addition, Nikkiso continues their commitment to be both a global and local presence for their customers.

ABOUT CRYOGENIC INDUSTRIES
Cryogenic Industries, Inc. (now a member of Nikkiso Co., Ltd.) member companies manufacture and service engineered cryogenic gas processing equipment (pumps, turboexpanders, heat exchangers, etc.), and process plants for Industrial Gases, Natural gas Liquefaction (LNG), Hydrogen Liquefaction (LH2) and Organic Rankine Cycle for Waste Heat Recovery. Founded over 50 years ago, Cryogenic Industries is the parent company of ACD, Nikkiso Cryo, Nikkiso Integrated Cryogenic Solutions, Cosmodyne and Cryoquip and a commonly controlled group of approximately 20 operating entities.

For more information, please visit www.nikkisoCEIG.com and www.nikkiso.com.

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Anna Quigley
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UK court allows first migrant deportation flight to Rwanda

LONDON— Judges in London have thrown out last-ditch bids by human rights groups and campaigners to stop Britain sending its first flight of asylum seekers to Rwanda on Tuesday, a plan the United Nations’ refugee chief described as “catastrophic”.

As part of an initial £120-million (US$148 million) deal with Rwanda, Britain will send some migrants who arrived illegally by crossing the Channel in small boats from Europe.

Britain’s Conservative government says the deportation strategy will undermine people-smuggling networks and stem the flow of migrants risking their lives in Channel crossings.

Amid legal challenges, the number of people scheduled to leave on Tuesday’s plane, which charities said originally included people fleeing Afghanistan and Syria as well as Iran and Iraq, had now fallen to less than a dozen.

A High Court judge refused on Friday to grant a temporary injunction to block the flight, and on Monday three justices on the Court of Appeal upheld that decision.

Judge Rabinder Singh said they could not interfere with the original “clear and detailed” judgement, and refused permission for further appeal. A full hearing to determine the legality of the policy as a whole is due in July.

A second legal challenge at the High Court was also later rejected, with judge Jonathan Swift saying everyone on the flight had been given access to a lawyer to challenge their deportation.

Human rights group say the policy is inhumane and will put migrants at risk. The UNHCR has said Rwanda, whose own human rights record is under scrutiny, does not have the capacity to process the claims, and there is a risk some migrants could be returned to countries from which they had fled.

“We believe that this is all wrong … for so many different reasons,” UN High Commissioner For Refugees Filippo Grandi told reporters. “The precedent that this creates is catastrophic for a concept that needs to be shared like asylum.”

Initially, some 37 individuals were scheduled to be removed on the first flight, but the charity Care4Calais said that number has dwindled to just eight. Three more individuals will have their cases heard at the High Court on Tuesday morning.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson had earlier said the government was determined to press ahead with the policy despite the legal challenges and opposition, reportedly including from Prince Charles, the heir to the British throne.

“It’s very important that the criminal gangs who are putting people’s lives at risk in the Channel understand that their business model is going to be broken and is being broken by this government,” Johnson told LBC radio.

“They are selling people false hope and luring them into something that is extremely risky and criminal.”

The government said the deportation plan would deter the Channel crossings, although more than 3,500 people have reached Britain in small boats since the middle of April when the Rwanda scheme was unveiled, according to government figures

As the court hearings were taking place, about 35 migrants arrived in Dover, some carrying their possessions in black bags, where they were taken away by British border forces.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK

Senegal Court Jails Fugitive Rebel Leader for Life

A court in Senegal on Monday sentenced a fugitive rebel leader and two other men to life in prison for murder and armed insurrection over a massacre that claimed 14 lives.

Cesar Atoute Badiate, head of the Movement of Democratic Forces of Casamance (MFDC), a rebel group fighting for autonomy in the southern Senegalese region, was sentenced in his absence for the killings.

Omar Ampoi Bodian, another member of the group, and journalist Rene Capain Bassene, received the same sentence, their lawyer, Cire Cledor Ly, told AFP.

The court in Ziguinchor, the main city in Casamance, handed down six-month suspended sentences to two other defendants and acquitted 11 others.

The cases arose out of an incident on January 6, 2018, when 14 men were rounded up and executed as they went to cut wood in a protected forest near Ziguinchor.

Casamance rebel fighters used the forest as a base and the Senegalese authorities accuse them of financing their activities by trafficking the wood, as well as cannabis.

The rebel group denied any involvement, accusing corrupt local officials.

Ly said his clients had been the victims of a “judicial swindle,” arguing that those who had escaped the massacre had not recognized the accused, and that some of the defendants had been tortured.

Casamance, Senegal’s southernmost region, is almost separated from the rest of the country by the tiny state of The Gambia. It has a distinct culture and language derived from its past as a former Portuguese colony.

The MFDC has led a low-intensity separatist campaign since 1982 that has claimed several thousand lives.

But the conflict was mostly dormant until Senegal launched a major offensive last year to drive out the rebels.

Source: Voice of America

From DRC to NBA, Congolese Player Biyombo Gives Others a Shot at Better Life

Growing up in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Bismack Biyombo dreamed of playing professional basketball in the United States. His dream has been reality ever since he was drafted into the NBA more than a decade ago. But what he’s doing off the court gives a notable assist to his home country.

The 29-year-old center for Arizona’s Phoenix Suns calls himself “a child of Africa” who “stepped onto a basketball court at the age of 13 in Lubumbashi,” a major city in southeastern DRC. “And I was lucky enough to have, you know, parents that supported me,” he told VOA in an interview at the Suns’ practice facility earlier this spring.

Biyombo credits his father Francois Biyombo and mother Françoise Ngoy with nurturing a spirit of purpose and generosity. They sacrificed to ensure that the eldest of their seven children could play basketball, including when he went to Yemen at 16 to try out for a local team, and later when he joined a club league in Spain. After Biyombo was drafted into the NBA in 2011, they encouraged his giving back.

He has. Bismack Biyombo has donated time and millions of dollars to support education and health care in the DRC, largely through the self-named foundation he started in 2017 in Florida. (Before joining the Phoenix Suns for the 2021-22 season, he played with the Orlando Magic — also in Florida — as well as the Charlotte Hornets in North Carolina and Toronto Raptors in Canada.)

Biyombo heavily funded the Kivu International School, which opened in Goma in 2017. “Each year, we award more than 150 scholarships within the DRC and the U.S.,” he said in a video clip posted on the foundation website. The foundation has brought more than 60 DRC students to the United States to study, he told VOA. Biyombo also hosts free basketball camps each summer in the DRC, equipping youths with new skills, athletic shoes and other gear.

“My job becomes to inspire kids across Congo and make sure that we give all of them an equal opportunity,” he said in the VOA interview.

Biyombo’s foundation has supported Congolese mobile clinics and upgrades to public health facilities. It also provided hundreds of thousands of dollars’ worth of health care equipment, including face masks and hazmat suits, to help combat the COVID-19 pandemic in the DRC.

“And now we’ve set bigger goals and we’re going for it,” Biyombo said.

That includes building a Lubumbashi hospital in honor of his father, who died last August at age 61 of complications from COVID-19. Biyombo announced earlier this year that he would donate his salary for the 2021-2022 season — $1.3 million, according to his foundation’s website — toward that mission.

“I want to build my dad a hospital that will continue servicing people, because he believed in one guy, which is me,” Biyombo said. “And now we get to do it for him.”

Such humanitarian gestures are right out of the playbook of retired NBA great Dikembe Mutombo, a Congolese player who, Biyombo said, is “like a big brother.”

Mutombo, who hung up his jersey in 2009 and was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame six years later, started a foundation in 1997 to aid people, especially those in his native DRC. That foundation’s projects include building the Biamba Marie Mutombo Hospital in his hometown of Kinshasa.

Dr. Joseph Nsambi Bulanda, health minister for Haut Katanga province where Lubumbashi is located, told VOA his government appreciated Biyombo’s offer of a new hospital. Construction has not yet begun.

“We can give him some advice,” Nsambi said, noting his government aims “to improve and to let all Congolese and all people from Haut Katanga province have a very good health system.”

Nsambi said of Biyombo, “He’s someone with very good will.” He added that the public health system in his country – one of the world’s poorest — welcomes an assist. “We need people. We need organizations.”

Biyombo’s generosity has brought him accolades. TIME named him to its 2021 list of Next Generation Leaders. The NBA and health care provider Kaiser Permanente honored him this year with a “community cares” award — and a $10,000 check for his foundation — for his efforts to aid the DRC.

The athlete wants others to benefit from basketball, as he has.

“So many young African American leaders [are] now coming into the NBA that I think the future of Africa there is great,” Biyombo said. He also talked up the Basketball Africa League, a partnership of the NBA and International Basketball Federation (FIBA).

“The reality of the league,” Biyombo said, “is that I think a lot of these kids are given an opportunity to actually stay home” and still prosper in the sport.

“You know, most of the kids want to find a way to escape what’s happening in Africa,” he said. “And you got to give them a reason to stay. I think that’s one thing that motivated me to invest so much in the younger generation. … The more tools we can give to the next generation, they’ll be able to solve more of the problems that we’re dealing with today.

“There is an opportunity to make an impact,” Biyombo said. “And I don’t want to waste it.”

Source: Voice of America

At least six killed in latest Burkina suspected jihadist attacks

OUAGADOUGOU— At least six people were killed in northern Burkina Faso in several attacks attributed to jihadists, local and military sources said.

Several hundred people took to the streets of Burkina over the weekend to protest the wave of jihadist attacks engulfing the poor West African nation.

“A terrorist attack cost six civilians their lives in Alga,” a town in the province of Bam, on Saturday, a security source said.

“The terrorists, who came in large numbers, attacked the (nearby) village of Boulounga and the gold-mining site of Alga”, a resident said, confirming the same toll.

“They set fire to houses and looted property on the gold-mining site”, he said, adding that “at least four people” had been injured.

Residents were leaving the village on Sunday, heading towards the large town of Kaya, some 100 kilometres away, he said.

A second security source said another “deadly attack” took place Saturday night in Seytenga, also in the north of the country, near the Niger border.

There were “several victims”, the source said, without giving further details.

People in Seytenga fled to Dori, a town in northern Burkina Faso.

A local politician in Dori confirmed “the massive arrival of more than 2,000 people in the town”, adding that “the authorities and people are working hard to set up a site to receive the displaced”.

A government statement Sunday confirmed the attack, saying a death toll had not yet been established because of the “complexity of the situation”.

On Thursday, suspected jihadists killed 11 police in Seytenga, the army said.

A gendarme brigade came under a “terrorist attack”, the military said, adding that they died along with “several terrorists”.

One of the poorest countries in the world, Burkina Faso has been gripped by an almost seven-year insurgency launched by jihadists crossing from neighbouring Mali.

More than 2,000 people have died and some 1.8 million people have fled their homes.

Attacks have been concentrated in the country’s north and east.

The nation has been under military rule since January, when colonels angered at failures to roll back the insurgency ousted the elected president, Roch Marc Christian Kabore.

After a relative lull, jihadist attacks resumed, inflicting a toll of more than 200 civilian and military deaths over the past three months.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK