We Are One, the Largest Youth Volunteer Group, Launches in Korea

Young adults take the lead to practice Jesus’ love for a better future

NEW YORK, Aug. 2, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — New Heaven New Earth, Shincheonji Church of Jesus, the Temple of the Tabernacle of the Testimony, launched a youth volunteer group called We Are One made up of 70,000 members in South Korea and 20,000 members overseas.

Chairman Lee Man-hee speaks at the We Are One launching ceremony

The launch ceremony took place on July 30th at the K Hotel in Yangjae-dong, Seoul, South Korea. Over 1,000 representatives attended the event in person and 90,000 volunteers joined through a live broadcast. The ceremony included live performances and a commemorative photo shoot. Covid-19 social distancing guidelines were in place, and participants were required to wear masks and have their temperatures taken before joining.

To commemorate the launch of We Are One, 70,000 youth will donate blood in 17 cities, including Seoul, Busan, Incheon, and Daegu, South Korea. The blood donation campaign will begin on August 27th and continue for three months.

“Congratulations on the launch of the Shincheonji youth volunteer group We Are One,” said Eom Jae-yong, president of the Seoul Southern Blood Center of the Korean Red Cross during a congratulatory speech. “Also, thank you for choosing to participate in the first volunteer activity as a blood donation campaign. It is expected that this will be a great help in dealing with the re-spreading of Covid-19 and the crisis situation.”

In addition to donating blood, We Are One plans to address national challenges and international crises. The group’s core focuses will include support service, creating a sustainable environment, world peace, and education.

“We discussed a lot about the problems that young people are facing today and their solutions,” said We Are One CEO Hong Jun-soo. “There are many members of the We Are One volunteer group with various talents, such as entrepreneurs, planning developers, designers, medical personnel, and social welfare experts. Together with them, we will solve the problems of the younger generation and take the lead in creating a better world.”

Shincheonji Church Chairman Lee Man-hee Lee also attended the launch ceremony. “We are born in this age and have an obligation to illuminate and develop this age,” Chairman Lee said. “If God the Creator is with us, nothing is impossible. Jesus said to love your neighbor as yourself. People come first. Let’s all unite and make a better world.”

Contact:
Gina Del Gigante
6466287365
revelation@scjamericas.org

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We Are One, the Largest Youth Volunteer Group, Launches

Young adults take the lead to practice Jesus’ love for a better future

NEW YORK, Aug. 2, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — New Heaven New Earth, Shincheonji Church of Jesus, the Temple of the Tabernacle of the Testimony, launched a youth volunteer group called We Are One made up of 70,000 members in South Korea and 20,000 members overseas.

Chairman Lee Man-hee speaks at the We Are One launching ceremony

The launch ceremony took place on July 30th at the K Hotel in Yangjae-dong, Seoul, South Korea. Over 1,000 representatives attended the event in person and 90,000 volunteers joined through a live broadcast. The ceremony included live performances and a commemorative photo shoot. Covid-19 social distancing guidelines were in place, and participants were required to wear masks and have their temperatures taken before joining.

To commemorate the launch of We Are One, 70,000 youth will donate blood in 17 cities, including Seoul, Busan, Incheon, and Daegu, South Korea. The blood donation campaign will begin on August 27th and continue for three months.

“Congratulations on the launch of the Shincheonji youth volunteer group We Are One,” said Eom Jae-yong, president of the Seoul Southern Blood Center of the Korean Red Cross during a congratulatory speech. “Also, thank you for choosing to participate in the first volunteer activity as a blood donation campaign. It is expected that this will be a great help in dealing with the re-spreading of Covid-19 and the crisis situation.”

In addition to donating blood, We Are One plans to address national challenges and international crises. The group’s core focuses will include support service, creating a sustainable environment, world peace, and education.

“We discussed a lot about the problems that young people are facing today and their solutions,” said We Are One CEO Hong Jun-soo. “There are many members of the We Are One volunteer group with various talents, such as entrepreneurs, planning developers, designers, medical personnel, and social welfare experts. Together with them, we will solve the problems of the younger generation and take the lead in creating a better world.”

Shincheonji Church Chairman Lee Man-hee Lee also attended the launch ceremony. “We are born in this age and have an obligation to illuminate and develop this age,” Chairman Lee said. “If God the Creator is with us, nothing is impossible. Jesus said to love your neighbor as yourself. People come first. Let’s all unite and make a better world.”

Contact:
Gina Del Gigante
6466287365
revelation@scjamericas.org

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Sphera Named a Market Leader for Carbon Management Software in Independent Research Report

Sphera’s ESG software was recognized in inaugural report on enterprise carbon management solutions by independent analyst firm

CHICAGO, Aug. 02, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Sphera®, a leading global provider of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) performance and risk management software, data and consulting services, has been named a leader in the carbon management software market by Verdantix, an independent analyst firm, in its newest Green Quadrant report.

The Green Quadrant Carbon Management Software report aims to help organizations better understand the market evolution of the carbon management software ecosystem by taking a deep dive into the current software platform offerings. The benchmark report, based on the proprietary Verdantix Green Quadrant methodology, assessed 17 capability and 10 market momentum categories. The analysis was also based on a two-hour, live brief and product demonstration, vendor responses to 103 questions and customer interviews.

Sphera was awarded the highest score among vendors for carbon emissions calculation engine, data modelling for both Scope 3 upstream and downstream and carbon disclosure management. Sphera’s strong capabilities in the storage, sourcing, calculation and coverage of emissions factors were noted by Verdantix. Sphera’s Product Sustainability LCA Database (formerly GaBi), which covers over 15,000 datasets and contains LCA models for more than 700 grid mixes across 92 countries, was cited as a key differentiator. According to the Green Quadrant report, “Sphera is particularly well-positioned to serve firms in need of understanding their products’ carbon footprints and identify emissions hotspots within the supply chain,” and that Sphera “offers pre-built data models for upstream and downstream Scope 3 calculations.”

Sphera also received top scores for net-zero strategy development, data acquisition and data management, with automated data capture capabilities and integration with internal IT systems noted as key strengths. Additionally, Sphera received the highest score among vendors for carbon financial management. As noted in the report, “Asset managers and private equity fund managers can leverage Sphera’s financial data aggregation capabilities to collect information from different divisions, funds and portfolio organizations.” Just this year, the Blackstone Group, one of the largest private equity firms in the world and Sphera’s investor, integrated Sphera’s carbon accounting solutions into its emissions reduction program, which seeks to reduce carbon emissions by 15% across a number of Blackstone’s portfolio companies.

“We are very proud to be recognized by Verdantix as a leader in carbon management software,” said Paul Marushka, Sphera’s CEO and president. “Sphera is committed to helping our customers develop robust, science-based net zero targets that are measurable, actionable and auditable. And we’re excited to see the acknowledgement and validation of our solutions that have been adopted by leading companies across industries. Bringing innovative solutions to market that enable organizations to assess their emissions baseline, accelerate their decarbonization efforts and improve corporate sustainability performance is critical to our mission of creating a safer, more sustainable and productive world.”

Carbon accounting is an essential part of any climate strategy. Sphera’s carbon accounting and reporting solution enables companies to easily collect GHG emissions data, automatically calculate their organization’s carbon footprint, address and solve Scope 3 quantification challenges and respond to a multitude of reporting frameworks and stakeholder initiatives. The report also noted that for companies wanting both software and consulting from one firm, “Sphera offers an integrated solution, incorporating software, data and consulting expertise. [Its] sustainability consultants advise clients on defining net zero objectives and strategies that are then tracked in the software.”

About Sphera

Sphera is the leading provider of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) performance and risk management software, data and consulting services focusing on Environment, Health, Safety & Sustainability (EHS&S), Operational Risk Management and Product Stewardship. For more than 30 years, we have served over 6,700 customers and a million-plus users in 80 countries to help companies keep their people safe, their products sustainable and their operations productive. Learn more about Sphera at www.sphera.com. Follow Sphera on LinkedIn.

Contact:
Astrid Dickinson
sphera@aspectusgroup.com

NYI Expands 60 Hudson Street Operations

The acquisition of the Equinix NY8 facility brings additional datacenter capacity and cost-effective access to a broad carrier ecosystem in New York City

60 Hudson Street, New York City

A global interconnection hub

NEW YORK, Aug. 02, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — NYI, a leading provider of hybrid infrastructure solutions and managed services, has expanded its 60 Hudson Street operations through the addition of space formerly occupied by Equinix. The expansion is the result of a joint venture with QTD Systems, who acquired the Equinix space in a transaction that closed on August 1, 2022.

With this integration, NYI doubles its datacenter footprint and immediately expands the carrier ecosystem available to customers. The expansion also includes significant additional conduit infrastructure and access to POE’s which will provide for unmatched capacity and reach in NYC’s most connected building. Together with NYI’s existing in-building capabilities, customers will now have access to unparalleled levels of resilience as they deploy their interconnection strategy.

“With the accelerating pace of digital transformation, the role of 60 Hudson Street as the preeminent home for global carriers in New York City becomes invaluable in terms of meeting the growing connectivity needs of customers,” says Phillip Koblence, NYI Co-Founder and COO. “With this integration, NYI grows in its ability to serve as the premier facilitator of access to this global interconnection gateway while making deployments at 60 Hudson Street simpler and more cost effective.”

“I have a long history at 60 Hudson Street, where I established several long-standing and still operational data center and connectivity businesses over the last twenty years. I look forward to NYI’s continued quality of services and their building upon Equinix’s 60 Hudson NY8 infrastructure in driving the future of interconnection,” adds Peter Feldman, CEO of QTD Systems.

The expansion will benefit multiple parties:

  • Former Equinix customers will enjoy operational continuity and access to NYI’s on-premise expert technical staff, cost-effective interconnection platform and suite of hybrid infrastructure solutions and high-touch managed services.
  • Domestic and international customers will gain access to more space and power, and to an expanded carrier ecosystem.
  • Telecommunication providers and carriers will benefit from seamless and cost-effective access to NYI’s expanded in-building conduit infrastructure and additional points of entry.

With expanded capabilities and a continued commitment to cutting through complexity and providing a seamless customer experience, NYI hopes to level the playing field, making interconnection at 60 Hudson Street simpler and more accessible from both a deployment and cost perspective, for carriers, content providers, and enterprises of all sizes.

About NYI

NYI is a leading provider of hybrid infrastructure, network, and interconnection solutions. The company is known for cutting through the complexity of the IT landscape and facilitating custom solutions to address the critical infrastructure and connectivity needs of clients across industries. NYI is headquartered in New York City and provides enterprise services into key global markets through a trusted ecosystem of partners. To learn more about NYI, visit nyi.net or follow NYI on Twitter or LinkedIn.

Media Contact:
Iromie Weeramantry, VP Marketing
marketing@nyi.net

About QTD Systems

Peter Feldman, CEO of QTD Systems, has 25+ years of datacenter development, operations, management, and design experience including the founding of two long-standing businesses at 60 Hudson Street in New York City — Telx (Now Digital Realty Trust) and DataGryd (now Hudson IX). He also co-founded Digital Crossroads in Hammond, Indiana. QTD Systems will be focusing on developing the next generation of Quantum technology in partnership with Novum Industria, an MIT spinoff and member of the Quantum Economic Development Corp (QED-C) in the former NY8 facility.

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NYI Expande Operações 60 Hudson Street

A aquisição da instalação da Equinix NY8 traz capacidade adicional de datacenter e acesso econômico a um amplo ecossistema de operadoras em Nova York

60 Hudson Street, New York City

Um hub de interconexão global

NOVA YORK, Aug. 02, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — A NYI, fornecedora líder de soluções de infraestrutura híbrida e serviços gerenciados, expandiu suas operações na 60 Hudson Street através da adição de espaço anteriormente ocupado pela Equinix. A expansão é resultado de uma joint venture com a QTD Systems, que adquiriu o espaço Equinix em uma transação concluída em 1º de agosto de 2022.

Com essa integração, a NYI duplica a área do data center e imediatamente expande o ecossistema de operadoras disponível para os clientes. A expansão também inclui infraestrutura de conduíte adicional significativa e acesso aos POEs que irão fornecer capacidade e alcance incomparáveis no edifício mais conectado da cidade de Nova York. Juntamente com as capacidades internas existentes da NYI, os clientes agora terão acesso a níveis incomparáveis de resiliência coma implantação da sua estratégia de interconexão.

“Com o ritmo acelerado da transformação digital, o papel da 60 Hudson Street como o local de destaque das operadoras globais de Nova York se torna inestimável para o atendimento das crescentes necessidades de conectividade dos clientes”, disse Phillip Koblence, Cofundador e COO da NYI. “Com esta integração, a NYI amplia em sua capacidade de servir como o principal facilitador de acesso a este gateway de interconexão global, tornando as implantações na 60 Hudson Street mais simples e mais econômicas.”

“Tenho uma longa história com a 60 Hudson Street, onde estabeleci várias empresas de data center e conectividade nos últimos vinte anos que ainda estão em operação. Conto com a qualidade contínua dos serviços da NYI e o desenvolvimento da infraestrutura 60 Hudson NY8 da Equinix para impulsionar o futuro da interconexão”, acrescentou Peter Feldman, CEO da QTD Systems.

A expansão beneficiará várias partes:

  • Os antigos clientes da Equinix irão se beneficiar com a continuidade operacional e o acesso à equipe técnica especializada no local da NYI, plataforma de interconexão econômica, conjunto de soluções de infraestrutura híbrida e serviços gerenciados de alto contato.
  • Os clientes de dentro e fora do país terão acesso a mais espaço e energia e a um ampliado ecossistema de operadoras.
  • Os provedores e operadoras de telecomunicações se beneficiarão do acesso contínuo e econômico à infraestrutura interna ampliada de conduítes da NYI e pontos de entrada adicionais.

Com os recursos ampliados e um compromisso contínuo de reduzir a complexidade e fornecer uma experiência perfeita ao cliente, a NYI espera igualar as oportunidades, tornando a interconexão na 60 Hudson Street mais simples e mais acessível do ponto de vista de implantação e custo, para operadoras, provedores de conteúdo e empresas de todos os tamanhos.

Sobre a NYI

A NYI é provedora líder de soluções híbridas de infraestrutura, rede e interconexão. A empresa é conhecida por reduzir a complexidade do cenário de TI e facilitar soluções personalizadas para atender às necessidades críticas de infraestrutura e conectividade dos clientes em todos os setores. A NYI está localizada em Nova York e fornece serviços empresariais em mercados importantes em todo o mundo por meio de um ecossistema confiável de parceiros. Para mais informação sobre a NYI, visite nyi.net ou siga a NYI no Twitter ou LinkedIn.

Contato com a Mídia:
Iromie Weeramantry, VP Marketing
marketing@nyi.net

Sobre a QTD Systems

Peter Feldman, CEO da QTD Systems, tem mais de 25 anos de experiência em desenvolvimento, operações, gerenciamento e design de datacenter, e como fundador de duas empresas bem estabelecidas na 60 Hudson Street em Nova York — Telx (Now Digital Realty Trust) e DataGryd (agora Hudson IX). Ele também cofundou a Digital Crossroads em Hammond, Indiana. A QTD Systems se concentrará no desenvolvimento da próxima geração de tecnologia Quantum em parceria com a Novum Industria, uma subsidiária do MIT e membro da Quantum Economic Development Corp (QED-C) na antiga instalação de NY8.

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RAJANT’S FOURTH-GENERATION BREADCRUMB FE1 PEREGRINE SUCCESSFULLY DEPLOYED BY A LARGE ANGLO AMERICAN PLATINUM OPENCAST MINE IN SOUTH AFRICA

In One Year the FE1 Product Line Has Ramped to #1 Volume for Mines Worldwide

Malvern, Pennsylvania (USA), Aug. 02, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Rajant Corporation, the pioneer of Kinetic Mesh® wireless networks, reports the successful deployment of its fourth-generation BreadCrumb® Peregrine, which provides a 4-6x increase in overall throughput capacity enabling a host of new applications. The Peregrine deployments, the first in South Africa with Anglo American, support applications for mine production systems, including proximity detection, fatigue management, and tele-remote drilling.

“Rajant has always been the leader in industrial wireless mesh networking,” states Reyno Eksteen, BU Head, SCAN RF Projects. “With the substantial increase in performance of the new generation Peregrine BreadCrumbs, our customers now can support applications that require more bandwidth. Because all Rajant BreadCrumb models are fully backward compatible, it makes migrating to the latest higher-capacity radio nodes much easier while still redeploying the existing BreadCrumbs to other parts of the network to get the most out of the customer’s investment.”

After successful implementation, Anglo American confirmed a considerable increase in capacity of the Rajant Peregrine within its pit network, enabling them to become more innovative by introducing technologies in areas of its operation where it was previously impossible. This allows the mine to scale the overall network with the operation’s demands quickly, bringing much higher bandwidth closer within areas of its pit production environment. The new Peregrine BreadCrumb provides impressive performance with the same robust hardware which can withstand the harsh conditions of an open-pit mine.

The Peregrine is Rajant’s fourth generation Kinetic Mesh BreadCrumb which supports a maximum combined data rate of 2.3 Gbps and up to 6X enhanced throughput performance over existing Rajant BreadCrumbs. It offers multiple MIMO radio interfaces, high throughput, and enhanced security performance with up to 256-QAM and 80 MHz channels. The Peregrine is part of Rajant’s initiative to develop deeply integrated solutions that securely combine data from connected people, vehicles, machines, and sensors, with machine learning. This data combination unlocks the benefits of process optimization, digital twins, predictive analytics, condition-based maintenance, augmented reality, and virtual reality while improving worker safety. The Peregrine is interoperable with all BreadCrumb radio nodes to expand market capabilities for industries like mining, rail, shipping ports, public safety, agriculture, and heavy construction. It is fortified with rugged, environmentally sealed enclosures and supports several robust cryptographic options for data and MAC-address encryption and per-hop, per-packet authentication. Scalable to hundreds of mobile, high-bandwidth nodes, the Peregrine enables data, voice, and video applications.

About Rajant Corporation

Rajant Corporation is the broadband communications technology company that invented Kinetic Mesh® networking, BreadCrumb® wireless nodes, and InstaMesh® networking software. With Rajant, customers can rapidly deploy a highly adaptable and scalable network that leverages the power of real-time data to deliver on-demand, mission-critical business intelligence. A low-latency, high-throughput, and secure solution for a variety of data, voice, video, and autonomous applications, Rajant’s Kinetic Mesh networks provide industrial customers with full mobility, allowing them to take their private network applications and data anywhere. With successful deployments in more than 75 countries for customers in military, mining, ports, rail, oil & gas, petrochemical plants, municipalities, and agriculture. Rajant has 270+ mines worldwide distributed across the Americas, APAC, Asia, and EMEA. Rajant is headquartered in Malvern, Pennsylvania, with additional facilities and offices in Arizona and Kentucky. For more information, visit Rajant.com or follow Rajant on LinkedIn and Twitter.

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Alice DiSanto
Rajant Corporation
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adisanto@rajant.com

OKX makes peer-to-peer trading safe, accessible and fee-free

  • In addition to expanding payment methods to make P2P Trading more accessible, OKX acts as an intermediary to offer risk management to traders
  • OKX also does not charge any fees for P2P Trading

VICTORIA, Seychelles, Aug. 02, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — World-leading cryptocurrency platform OKX has today introduced its new-and-improved P2P (peer-to-peer) Trading platform. The service not only allows users to trade seamlessly between one another, but makes safe, reliable P2P trading available to a far broader range of users.

P2P Trading on OKX empowers users to become their own marketplace by issuing “advertisements” in order to trade with one another and better control the price they buy and sell at. This includes users in unbanked markets who may lack access to conventional banking infrastructure. OKX’s P2P Trading platform not only offers more than 900 payment methods from across 40 different currencies, but is offered to users free of fees.

Lennix Lai, Director of Financial Markets, OKX, said: “P2P Trading on OKX empowers users to trade on their own terms. But more importantly, it makes secure person-to-person trading accessible to far more people, including those around the world who lack access to traditional banking services. This is one of the ways in which OKX is empowering users the world over to liberate themselves from traditional financial systems and strive to attain financial independence.”

The OKX platform plays a facilitation and risk management role in P2P trades. After a deal is struck between users, OKX holds the funds in escrow until the buyer’s payment is confirmed. This allows the exchange to manage the risks faced by users and ensure safe and stable trading between them.

OKX’s overhaul of its P2P Trading platform includes a new-and-improved homepage UI, and an easy-to-use navigation bar that makes it easy to switch seamlessly between the marketplace, orders and ads. The revamp also provides streamlined access to P2P guides, FAQs and tutorials to help users learn how to get the best out of the platform.

Discover more about how to P2P trade on the OKX Academy, or check OKX P2P Trading out for yourself here.

For further information, please contact:
Media@okx.com

About OKX
OKX is a leading crypto trading app, and a Web3 ecosystem. Trusted by more than 20 million global customers in over 180 international markets, OKX is known for being the fastest and most reliable crypto trading app of choice for investors and professional traders globally.

To learn more about OKX, download our app or visit: okx.com

Authentix, Inc. Signs Ten-Year Contract with Botswana Unified Revenue Service to Provide Marketplace Governance Program for Digital Marking and Tracking of Tobacco and Alcohol Products

ADDISON, Texas and GABORONE, Botswana, Aug. 2, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Authentix announced today it has signed a 10-year contract with the Botswana Unified Revenue Service (BURS) for a fiscal marking and digital tracking solution for tobacco and alcohol products sold in the country.  This digital tax stamp program is aimed at preventing illicit trade and counterfeits while also ensuring that citizens receive genuine and safe products.

The new digital track and trace system will boost tax revenue collections levied on manufacturers and importers by increasing industry compliance, reducing illicit trade, and preventing the underreporting of volumes.  The new contract covers the marking and digital tracking of an estimated 500 million product units per year.

Authentix TransAct™, a secure SaaS-based IT data platform, along with direct printing of secure, serialized digital product codes will combine to form the industry’s leading high security digital tracking and enforcement solution.  The system will reduce and deter fraudulent activities – protecting the public from the harmful effects of contraband and ensuring a level playing field for all legitimate industry stakeholders. The countrywide program will encompass implementation, training, technical support, hardware installation, ongoing maintenance, and program management provided by the Authentix-Botswana Operations Office.

Kevin McKenna, Chief Executive Officer of Authentix, commented “We are delighted that BURS selected and trusted us to implement and manage the country’s first and very important digital tracking solution for these products.  We look forward to working with BURS and implementing the program to help quickly realize the many benefits for the citizens of Botswana.”

Collaborating with governments around the globe, Authentix Marketplace Governance programs have helped ensure the authentication and traceability of products while recovering billions of dollars in tax revenue.

About Authentix:

As the authority in authentication solutions, Authentix thrives in supply chain complexity. Authentix provides advanced authentication solutions for governments, central banks, and commercial products, ensuring local economies grow, banknote security remains intact, and commercial products have greater market opportunities. The Authentix partnership approach and proven sector expertise inspires innovation, helping customers mitigate risks, grow revenue, and gain competitive advantage.  Headquartered in Addison, Texas USA, Authentix, Inc. has offices in the US, UK, Saudi Arabia, Asia, and Africa serving clients worldwide. For more information, visit https://www.authentix.com. Authentix® is a registered trademark of Authentix, Inc.

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NYI étend ses opérations du 60 Hudson Street

L’acquisition de l’installation Equinix NY8 apporte une capacité de centre de données supplémentaire et un accès rentable à un vaste écosystème d’opérateurs à New York

60 Hudson Street, New York

Centre mondial d’interconnexion

NEW YORK, 02 août 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — NYI, l’un des principaux fournisseurs de solutions d’infrastructure hybride et de services gérés, a étendu ses activités du 60 Hudson Street grâce à l’ajout d’espace précédemment occupé par Equinix. Cette expansion est le résultat d’une coentreprise avec QTD Systems, qui a acquis l’espace Equinix dans le cadre d’une transaction conclue le 1er août 2022.

Grâce à cette intégration, NYI double son nombre de centres de données et élargit immédiatement l’écosystème des opérateurs mis à la disposition des clients. L’expansion inclut également une infrastructure de conduit supplémentaire significative et un accès à l’alimentation électrique par Ethernet (PoE), qui fourniront une capacité et une portée inégalées dans l’immeuble le plus connecté de New York. Avec les capacités déjà présentes dans l’immeuble de NYI, les clients auront désormais accès à des niveaux de résilience inégalés lorsqu’ils déploieront leur stratégie d’interconnexion.

« Avec l’accélération de la transformation numérique, le rôle de 60 Hudson Street en tant que lieu prééminent pour les opérateurs mondiaux de la ville de New York devient inestimable. Il permettra de satisfaire les besoins croissants en matière de connectivité des clients », a déclaré Phillip Koblence, cofondateur et directeur des opérations de NYI. « Grâce à cette intégration, NYI augmente sa capacité à servir d’intermédiaire de premier plan pour l’accès à cette passerelle d’interconnexion mondiale, tout en rendant les déploiements à 60 Hudson Street plus simples et plus rentables. »

« J’ai une longue carrière chez 60 Hudson Street, où j’ai créé au cours des vingt dernières années plusieurs entreprises de centres de données et de connectivité qui sont toujours opérationnelles. Je me réjouis de voir NYI continuer à fournir des services de qualité et à s’appuyer sur l’infrastructure 60 Hudson NY8 d’Equinix pour booster l’avenir de l’interconnexion », a ajouté Peter Feldman, PDG de QTD Systems.

L’expansion bénéficiera à plusieurs parties :

  • Les anciens clients d’Equinix profiteront d’une continuité opérationnelle et d’un accès au personnel technique expert sur site de NYI, à la plateforme d’interconnexion rentable et à la suite de solutions d’infrastructure hybrides et de services gérés interactifs.
  • Les clients nationaux et internationaux auront accès à davantage d’espace et d’énergie, ainsi qu’à un écosystème d’opérateurs élargi.
  • Les fournisseurs et opérateurs de télécommunications bénéficieront d’un accès transparent et rentable à l’infrastructure étendue de conduit dans l’immeuble de NYI et à d’autres points d’entrée.

Grâce à des capacités étendues et à un engagement continu à réduire la complexité et à fournir une expérience client fluide, NYI espère proposer une situation équitable, rendant l’interconnexion à 60 Hudson Street plus simple et plus accessible du point de vue du déploiement et des coûts, pour les opérateurs, les fournisseurs de contenu et les entreprises de toutes tailles.

À propos de NYI

NYI est un fournisseur de premier plan de solutions hybrides d’infrastructure, de réseau et d’interconnexion. La société est connue pour réduire la complexité du paysage informatique et faciliter les solutions personnalisées afin de répondre aux besoins critiques des clients de tous les secteurs en matière d’infrastructure et de connectivité. NYI a son siège social à New York et fournit des services d’entreprise sur des marchés mondiaux clés grâce à un écosystème de partenaires de confiance. Pour en savoir plus sur NYI, rendez-vous sur nyi.net ou suivez NYI sur Twitter ou LinkedIn.

Contact auprès des médias :
Iromie Weeramantry, vice-président du Marketing
marketing@nyi.net

À propos de QTD Systems

Peter Feldman, PDG de QTD Systems, possède plus de 25 ans d’expérience dans le développement, les opérations, la gestion et la conception de centres de données, y compris la création de deux entreprises de longue date à 60 Hudson Street à New York, à savoir Telx (maintenant Digital Realty Trust) et DataGryd (maintenant Hudson IX). Il a également cofondé Digital Crossroads à Hammond, dans l’Indiana. QTD Systems se concentrera sur le développement de la prochaine génération de technologies Quantum en partenariat avec Novum Industria, une société dérivée, ou spinoff, du MIT et membre de Quantum Economic Development Corp (QED-C) dans l’ancienne installation de NY8.

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The Rockefeller Foundation Launches the Vaccination Action Network to Strengthen Health Systems and Scale Up Covid-19 Vaccinations in sub-Saharan Africa

Amref Health Africa selected as implementing partner to provide technical assistance for the new peer-to-peer learning network

NAIROBI, Kenya, August 2, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The Rockefeller Foundation announces the launch of the Vaccination Action Network (VAN), a USD$7.4 million locally-led, peer-to-peer learning initiative designed to engage public health decision-makers across sub-Saharan Africa and bolster their efforts to strengthen health systems while scaling up Covid-19 vaccine demand strategies. Sabin Vaccine Institute and Dalberg are the secretariat for the network, while Amref Health Africa (Amref) is playing a key role to guide and administer subgrants to local organizations in participating countries so that they can implement vaccine demand generation strategies discussed during the learning sessions.

The network is already connecting ministry of health officials, implementing partners, and other key actors across Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania, and Uganda through activities designed to take place within and between countries (intra- and cross-country), so participants can share lessons learned and best practices for boosting local demand for Covid-19 vaccines. Plans to expand to other countries in the region are underway as well.

“The Vaccination Action Network’s community-based approach brings together our counterparts from across the region and country. This collaboration is the key to finding and implementing the right vaccination approach,” said Dr. Diana Atwine, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health, Uganda. In a recent VAN learning session focused on Wakiso district, Dr. Mathias Lugoloobi, District Health Officer in Uganda’s central Wakiso District echoed this sentiment, saying that “for strategies to be successful, the community alone must have the final say.”

While more than 60 percent of people have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19 globally, just 20 percent of people in Africa have received full doses. Inconsistent and inequitable access to supplies initially hindered the continent’s vaccination campaigns. However, uptake is now primarily impacted by complex delivery scenarios, limited access to vaccination centers, and other ongoing demand barriers, such as vaccine hesitancy and waning concerns about Covid-19 infection.

VAN’s objective is to help decision-makers understand the drivers behind vaccination and support initiatives that will increase Covid-19 vaccine uptake, while strengthening routine immunization so that health systems are better equipped to respond when the next pandemic strikes. This reflects The Rockefeller Foundation’s regional commitment to support localized solutions, empower community representatives, and create more resilient health systems.

“The Vaccination Action Network is helping to establish new channels of communication that will consistently elevate regional learnings, solutions, and leadership,” said William Asiko, Vice President of The Rockefeller Foundation Africa Regional Office. “By making these discussions country-led, we want to create a space where those directly involved in vaccination campaigns are able to voice what is working, what isn’t, and what needs to change to improve vaccination rates.”

Peer-to-peer learning is an important tool for officials who are working to address these challenges. Since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, this type of intra- and inter-country coordination has helped the continent scale up genomic sequencing and secure essential tools, including personal protective equipment and diagnostic tests.

“By encouraging officials to come together, the Vaccination Action Network is opening new dialogues that emphasize regional solutions to local challenges,” said Githinji Gitahi, Group CEO at Amref. “This is essential to tackle vaccine equity issues, which are tied to national and regional contexts, but also offers countries an opportunity for longer-term coordination on other priorities.”

VAN will host monthly intra-country sessions and multiple cross-country discussions before the end of the calendar year, with the goal of turning learnings from these sessions into actionable solutions. To facilitate this, VAN is supporting Amref through a USD$5 million grant to design and implement tailored strategies that better reflect local needs and address demand barriers for increased vaccine uptake.

Prior to the launch, VAN hosted two cross-country and five intra-country discussions, which have already yielded results. Following a May VAN session focused on improving vaccine understanding and uptake, the Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) at Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda is now working to train “vaccination champions” in the Wakiso district. The goal is for champions to connect with communities about the benefits of vaccines, address their questions and concerns, and ultimately encourage vaccination through community-based strategies that have proved successful in past epidemic control settings in Uganda.

“One of our biggest takeaways from the VAN conversation was that we needed to do more to engage communities with accurate and approachable information on Covid-19 vaccines, leaning on lessons learned from other health challenges such as HIV and Ebola,” said Mohammed Lamorde, Head of Global Health Security at IDI. “That’s why our program focuses on working with trusted community members and leaders to equip them with the tools they need to encourage greater uptake of vaccines within their communities.”

VAN represents the Global Vaccination Initiative (GVI)’s first major investment in overcoming low vaccine demand in Africa. Launched in April 2022, GVI is The Rockefeller Foundation’s USD$55 million effort to support country-led efforts to fully vaccinate 90% of the most at-risk populations in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Caribbean over the next two years.

About The Rockefeller Foundation

The Rockefeller Foundation is a pioneering philanthropy built on collaborative partnerships at the frontiers of science, technology, and innovation to enable individuals, families, and communities to flourish. We work to promote the well-being of humanity and make opportunity universal.  Our focus is on scaling renewable energy for all, stimulating economic mobility, and ensuring equitable access to healthy and nutritious food.  For more information, sign up for our newsletter at rockefellerfoundation.org and follow us on Twitter @RockefellerFdn.

Amref Health Africa, headquartered in Kenya, is the largest Africa-based International Non-Governmental Organisation (INGO). With a focus on increasing sustainable health access, Amref runs programmes in over 35 countries in Africa, with lessons learnt over 60 years of engagement with governments, communities, and partners. Amref Health Africa also engages in programme development, fundraising, partnership, advocacy, monitoring and evaluation, and has offices in Europe and North America as well as subsidiaries: Amref Flying Doctors, Amref Enterprises and the Amref International University.

About Dalberg

Dalberg is a leading social impact advisory group that brings together strategy consulting, design thinking, big data analytics, and research to address complex social and environmental challenges. It works collaboratively with communities, institutions, governments, and corporations to develop solutions that create impact at scale. The Dalberg Group is comprised of six businesses: Dalberg Advisors, Dalberg Data Insights, Dalberg Design, Dalberg Implement, Dalberg Media, and Dalberg Research, and a not-for-profit, Dalberg Catalyst. For more information, visit www.dalberg.com.

About the Sabin Vaccine Institute

The Sabin Vaccine Institute is a leading advocate for expanding vaccine access and uptake globally, advancing vaccine research and development, and amplifying vaccine knowledge and innovation. Unlocking the potential of vaccines through partnership, Sabin has built a robust ecosystem of funders, innovators, implementers, practitioners, policy makers and public stakeholders to advance its vision of a future free from preventable diseases. As a non-profit with more than two decades of experience, Sabin is committed to finding solutions that last and extending the full benefits of vaccines to all people, regardless of who they are or where they live. At Sabin, we believe in the power of vaccines to change the world. For more information, visit www.sabin.org and follow us on Twitter, @SabinVaccine.

Agriculture ministry receives offers to manage Vhungu-Vhungu green scheme

The Minister of Agriculture, Water and Land Reform, Calle Schlettwein, said the ministry has received offers to manage the Vhungu-Vhungu green scheme in the Kavango East Region, which are currently being evaluated.

Schlettwein said this during a meeting on the planned revitalisation of the green schemes with the regional leadership of the two Kavango regions on Monday.

In March this year, Government announced it would put 11 green scheme irrigation farms in Namibia on the market between May and July this year through a request for proposals.

“Vhungu-Vhungu is the first green scheme we put on the market. It is a green scheme linked to a dairy producing plant,” he said.

The minister explained that the green scheme was a normal running project and that Government introduced the dairy producing plant in mid-2015.

However because of financial problems Government experienced, the dairy producing plant was never completed and needed a further investment of about N.dollars 65 million to complete that project.

“Currently the government does not have this kind of money either,” he said.

The minister further explained that what the ministry has put in the request for proposals is that the interested party should finish the dairy project and invest in the remaining components that are needed to run the dairy, however the green scheme will be outsourced as well.

“We have received offers. The offers are evaluated as local offers and one foreign offer,” Schlettwein stated.

He said the ministry will consult with the regional leadership to make sure localisation is truly effected.

The rest of the green schemes will follow in batches to avoid double-dipping.

Meanwhile at the meeting, the leadership of the two regions handed over a submission to the minister in a quest to be involved in the operations of the local green schemes.

Source: The Namibian Press Agency

Geingob cancels State visits to Jamaica and Cuba due to potential strike

President Hage Geingob has decided to cancel his overseas state visits to Jamaica and the Republic of Cuba in order to attend to the potential civil servants strike as a pressing domestic matter.

Press Secretary in the Presidency, Dr Alfredo Hengari, said this in a media statement issued Monday evening.

“In light of the unfortunate decision by the civil servants inside the bargaining unit to vote in favour of an ill-conceived strike, the President has decided to cancel his overseas state visits to the two countries,” he said.

Hengari said the president does not travel for the sake of it, but does so at the invitation of other heads of states and governments, as well as multilateral institutions and international organisations such as the United Nations, African Union and the Southern African Development Community.

Geingob was expected to be in Jamaica from 04 to 08 August 2022, where he was to be a guest of honour at the 60th anniversary celebrations of the independence of Jamaica.

He was also going to address a special session of the Jamaican parliament.

Geingob’s visit to the Republic of Cuba was going to take place from 08 to 12 August 2022, where he was to receive the Order of Jose Julien Marti, the highest national honour, Hengari added.

Furthermore on the potential civil servants’ strike, the Presidency said an impression was created that the Namibian Government did not offer anything.

“On the contrary, the government’s negotiating team presented a new offer which increases the total value of the benefits on housing and transport from the initial offer of N.dollars 266 million to N.dollars 335 million,” the Press Secretary added.

Hengari said it was reiterated to both the Namibia Public Workers Union and the Namibia National Teachers Union that the offer takes effect from the 2022/23 financial year (01 April 2022).

Source: The Namibian Press Agency

Hainuca through to 100m semi-finals

Namibian sprinter Gilbert Hainuca qualified for the semi-finals of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games on Wednesday.

Hainuca, who was the first athlete to compete in the track and field events for Team Namibia on the day, came third in heat six of the men’s 100 metres (m) with a time of 10.31 seconds.

The heat, which took place at the Alexander Stadium, was won by the fastest man in the 100 metres in Africa, Ferdinand Omanyala. Omanyala clocked a time of 10.07 seconds, which was the fastest of all 10 heats held during the morning session.

Despite finishing in third place, the Namibian athlete ran one of the seven fastest times, which advanced him to the semi-finals. The first two athletes in each heat automatically qualified for the next round.

In an interview with Nampa after the race, Hainuca said this was not one of his best races.

“The execution was not right but I just hope I will get through to the next round of the competition,” he said.

Hainuca added that the 100m sprint is the only event he will be competing in at the Commonwealth Games because he was informed late about the 200m sprint and therefore would not be competing in it as he did not prepare for it.

Meanwhile another Namibian, Ryan Williams who competed in the discus throw event, did not make the final list after throwing 55.54m.

Williams told Nampa he was in a pool of strong athletes but was happy to have given his best even though it was not good enough on the day.

“I am privileged to throw against this group of athletes. Everything was okay today, it’s just that the distances were just not there,” he said.

In the single men’s lawn bowls event, Carel Olivier lost his match 12-21 against Jamie Walker of England.

Source: The Namibian Press Agency

Cricket Namibia re-elects board

Cricket Namibia (CN) has announced the re-election of its current board members for another two-year term following an elective Annual General Meeting (AGM) held on Saturday in Windhoek.

In a media statement posted on their website www.cricketnamibia.com, CN said the current board members and patron have been re-elected to continue serving as Board of Directors for another two years.

It said the current board was first elected in July 2020, and their new term begins in August 2022 and will last until the end of July 2024.

“CN is excited to continue another two-year journey with the current Executive Committee that has been working tirelessly behind the scene in the turnaround of CN and working towards achieving the vision of being a globally competitive, professional, values-based and inclusive Namibian sport of choice,” the statement added.

The AGM, which took place at the Wanderers Sports Club, was attended by representatives of CN stakeholders, schools, clubs, umpires, scorers, women’s cricket and coaches.

The re-elected committee members of the board are Rudie Van Vuuren (President), Polly Negongo(Vice-President), Daneel Van der Walt, Henno Prinsloo, Helga Volschenk, Trevor Britten, and CN Patron, Francois Erasmus.

Source: The Namibian Press Agency

National education conference commences in capital

The national conference on education will activate levers of change that will help the Namibian nation reimagine its education system and revive the momentum of implementing plans to achieve SDG4.

This is according to Education, Arts and Culture Minister, Anna Nghipondoka when she addressed the opening of the national conference on education here Tuesday.

Nghipondoka said in an endeavour to shift away from the fragmented and racially discriminatory education system that existed prior to Namibia’s independence, the nation faced a number of difficulties, some of which had an international origin, had an impact on the entire world, and were interconnected.

The issues faced by the world today, she stressed, are related to globalisation, which may have both favourable and unfavourable impacts on the world’s actors, who are otherwise sovereign nations.

Nghipondoka said the ministry aims to provide inclusive, high-quality education and lifelong learning in order to develop a knowledge-based economy, based on the four broad goals that were adopted at independence, namely access, equity, quality and democracy.

The minister further said the global economic downturn had reduced funding for operational and capital budget allocations to the education, arts and lifelong learning programs for several years. As a result, she said, the backlog in the construction and renovation of educational infrastructure had grown, resulting in overcrowded classrooms, a shortage of overcrowded and dilapidated hostels, and a lack of special rooms such as computer and science labs.

“The availability of teaching and learning materials, such as textbooks, stationery, IT equipment and so on is significantly impacted,” Nghipondoka said.

She went on to say that the present reform, as outlined by the Education Conference of 2011, aims to make Namibia’s education system more demand driven by addressing the country’s developmental needs in terms of the skill sets that students are expected to acquire at various ages and grade levels.

“It is intended to guarantee enhanced access with retention and advancement. In any case, it is well known that the reform met disruptive obstacles, such as the country’s economic position, which has been significantly hampered by droughts and COVID-19,” she said.

The conference is being held under the theme ‘Transforming education towards inclusivity and quality in the context of global challenges: re-imagining 2023 and beyond.’

It ends on Friday.

Source: The Namibian Press Agency