Authentia Launches in South Africa

Revolutionizing the Diamond Industry

NEW YORK, NY / ACCESSWIRE / February 14, 2024 / The future of third-party diamond traceability and title of ownership from true origin is here. Authentia is proud to announce its official launch in South Africa following resounding success during its Beta testing phase. Since its introduction into the South African market, Authentia has secured agreements with 97 mines. Marking a monumental step forward in the realm of diamond and mineral authentication.

Authentia has spent the past year collaborating closely with small-scale and artisanal diamond mines to seamlessly integrate ownership titles of rough diamonds directly at the source. This groundbreaking approach ensures a transparent and accessible third-party verification process that follows each diamond throughout its entire lifecycle. Moreover, Authentia’ s adaptability ensures compatibility with a diverse array of technologies, promising a frictionless experience for all involved parties.

As a trailblazing oversight and traceability technology operating on public blockchains, Authentia sets the gold standard for tracking diamonds and gemstones from mine to market. By providing a comprehensive title of ownership, Authentia revolutionizes the industry by fostering transparency and trust among wholesalers, retailers, and end consumers alike.

CS Mines & CS Auctions is set to host for the first time a tender, featuring titled rough diamonds on. Bruno Scarselli, the visionary creator behind Authentia, expressed his excitement, stating, "This will change the diamond industry pipeline, streamlining all phases and creating a true footprint of ownership for the first time."

Authentia stands as a testament to innovation and expertise, crafted by luminaries within the diamond, mineral and technology industry. Authentia emerges as a beacon of integrity within the gemstone and mineral market with an unwavering commitment to transparency, security, and trust.

For inquiries, please contact:

David Ostrow
Director of Operations
Email: David.ostrow@authentia.io
Website: Authentia.io

Join Authentia as we redefine the future of diamond authentication and traceability.

Authentia – Shaping Transparency, Forging Trust.

SOURCE: Authentia

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Impulse Dynamics Completes $136M Financing Round

Continued Progress Earns Financing to Accelerate Commercial Growth and Advancing Pipeline

Marlton, NJ, Feb. 14, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Impulse Dynamics plc, a global medical device company dedicated to improving the lives of people with heart failure (HF), is proud to announce that it raised $136 million in financing to accelerate investment in global commercialization, technology, product innovation, and further development of clinical evidence. The financing was led by Perceptive Advisors, Redmile Group, Alger, and Hobart Healthcare. This substantial investment reflects investor confidence in, and commitment to, the company’s vision and expansion.

“This round of funding will accelerate our business, both commercially and with our pipeline of advanced technology innovation,” said Jason Spees, CEO of Impulse Dynamics. “We continue to make commercial progress globally with more than 9,000 heart failure patients implanted with CCM® therapy and millions more who can benefit. We are also getting closer to significantly impacting the implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) market with successful enrollment in our INTEGRA-D clinical trial on the Optimizer® Integra CCM-D® System. Most patients who currently receive a standard ICD get lifesaving benefits from the defibrillator but still struggle with HF symptoms. With CCM-D, these patients will be able to get the lifesaving benefits of a defibrillator combined with HF symptom relief from CCM in one device.”

The funding will fuel commercialization efforts, develop future product pipelines, and support groundbreaking clinical trials such as the INTEGRA-D and AIM HIGHer clinical trials. The INTEGRA-D trial is a multicenter study evaluating the combination of CCM and ICD therapy in a single device – the Optimizer Integra CCM-D System. The AIM HIGHer clinical trial is a multicenter study with the objective to evaluate the safety and efficacy of CCM therapy in patients with symptomatic HF with an ejection fraction (EF) of 40 to 60 percent (inclusive). The trial is currently in its initial enrollment phase and has generated significant attention, feedback, and excitement among experts in HF.

“We are thrilled by the ongoing support from top-tier investment groups for Impulse Dynamics,” said Shlomi Nachman, Chairman of the Board. “Those investments will accelerate the cadence of innovation and market awareness in CCM therapy. I am extremely confident in Impulse Dynamics’ strong leadership and their excellent teams to enhance even further the developments and commercial activities of CCM therapy for the benefit of millions of HF patients worldwide.”

The Optimizer Smart Mini system delivers CCM therapy — the company’s proprietary technology — to the heart, providing an important treatment option for the millions of patients suffering from heart failure. CCM therapy is designed to significantly improve heart contraction, allowing more oxygen-rich blood to be pushed out through the body.[1] CCM therapy is indicated to improve 6-minute hall walk, quality of life, and functional status of NYHA Class III HF patients who remain symptomatic despite guideline directed medical therapy, are not indicated for CRT, and have a left ventricular ejection fraction ranging from 25 to 45 percent.

About Impulse Dynamics
Impulse Dynamics is dedicated to advancing the treatment of heart failure for patients and the healthcare providers who care for them. The company pioneered its proprietary CCM therapy, which uses the Optimizer technology platform to improve quality of life in HF patients. CCM therapy is delivered through the Optimizer system, which includes an implantable pulse generator (IPG) implanted in a minimally invasive procedure and approved for commercial use in the United States and 44 countries worldwide. More than 9,000 patients have received the therapy as part of clinical trials and real-world use, where it is proven to be safe and effective for heart failure patients with debilitating symptoms who otherwise have few effective options available to them. To learn more, visit www.ImpulseDynamics.com, or follow the company on LinkedIn, X (formerly Twitter), and Facebook.


[1] European Journal of Heart Failure (2021) doi:10.1002/ejhf.2202

Scott Way, Executive Vice President, General Counsel
Impulse Dynamics
856-434-7906
sway@impulsedynamics.com

Rohan More, Global Vice President, Marketing
Impulse Dynamics
856-642-9933
rmore@impulsedynamics.com

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LEXI Recorded : la nouvelle solution révolutionnaire d’AI-Media en réponse à la demande croissante de vidéo à la demande

BROOKLYN, État de New York, 14 févr. 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — AI-Media se réjouit d’annoncer l’arrivée d’un nouveau venu dans son kit d’outils de sous-titrage automatisés, développés pour les services de vidéo à la demande : LEXI Recorded. Initialement conçu pour une grande franchise sportive, ce produit avant-gardiste exploite la technologie d’intelligence artificielle (ou IA) de pointe de la solution signature développée par AI-Media, à savoir LEXI. LEXI Recorded vise à répondre à la demande en plein essor pour les solutions de sous-titrage rentables, capables de traiter à la fois aisément et rapidement de grandes quantités de contenu enregistré, et assorties d’un niveau supérieur de précision. LEXI Recorded est pleinement compatible avec différents logiciels tiers de gestion multimédia pour s’intégrer facilement dans un flux de production média géré de bout en bout, dont l’automatisation permet d’optimiser l’efficacité des étapes en lien avec le sous-titrage de contenus enregistrés.

En charge du département Produits chez AI-Media, Bill McLaughlin observe que : « LEXI Recorded représente une avancée considérable dans le domaine du sous-titrage automatisé pour les médias enregistrés, offrant une rapidité d’exécution, une précision et une rentabilité inégalées. Notre solution ne se limite pas à simplement répondre aux exigences en matière de sous-titrage rapide et précis d’un volume élevé de contenu enregistré, mais vise à les dépasser. Sa précision comparable à celle du sous-titrage humain, sa capacité à s’intégrer aisément à divers flux de production, et son prix de base établi à 0,20 USD par minute, changent la donne pour les grands diffuseurs de contenu.

Nous sommes fiers de poursuivre notre culture teintée d’innovation et de leadership dans le domaine du sous-titrage. LEXI Recorded témoigne de notre engagement à développer des solutions de pointe permettant aux entreprises de doper l’efficacité de l’accessibilité aux données dans la production média ».

Ci-dessous les fonctionnalités clés de LEXI Recorded :

  • Rapidité et efficacité : La solution LEXI Recorded est conçue pour un traitement rapide des fichiers sous-titrés, et permet aux entreprises d’effectuer leurs livraisons dans le respect des calendriers serrés de leurs clients. Elle peut traiter une multitude de formats de fichiers, aussi rapidement que la durée effective de la vidéo.
  • Haute précision : Alimentée par une technologie IA avancée, LEXI Recorded délivre une précision supérieure, avec un taux de reconnaissance d’entités nommées (ou « NER » pour Named-entity recognition) mesuré à hauteur de 98 %, voire supérieur si couplée à des dictionnaires personnalisés ou à des modèles thématiques, ou topic models.
  • Rentabilité : L’automatisation apportée par la solution LEXI Recorded tend à réduire les frais d’exploitation, ce qui la rend rentable pour les entreprises de toutes tailles. Disponible à partir de seulement 0,20 USD par minute, LEXI Recorded permet à nos clients de réaliser de sensibles économies par rapport au modèle traditionnel de sous-titrage humain de contenu enregistré.
  • Modèles d’intégration flexibles destinés à des flux de travail diversifiés : Ayant pleinement conscience de la diversité des flux de production, AI-Media propose différents modèles d’intégration tout en souplesse pour que les utilisateurs puissent paramétrer l’intégration de LEXI Recorded en fonction de leurs configurations uniques, via une API, un dossier partagé, ou une intégration personnalisée, répondant ainsi à des écosystèmes logiciels variables.
  • Intégration API pour l’interconnexion des flux de travail : L’interface API d’AI-Media se trouve au cœur des fonctionnalités d’intégration de LEXI Recorded. Cette API conviviale pour les développeurs est conforme aux standards de l’industrie, à savoir REST, JSON, clé API, HTTPS ou TLS, ce qui la rend simple d’installation et d’exploitation. L’API prend aussi bien en charge les commandes exécutées par l’IA de LEXI Recorded que celles assurées par des sous-titreurs professionnels, pour une transition en douceur entre les deux modèles, et sans effet sur vos opérations.
  • Traduction instantanée : En déposant vos projets assortis d’un fichier audio enregistré dans plus de 30 langues, vous avez la possibilité de récupérer les sous-titres dans la même langue que celui du fichier d’origine, ou d’obtenir la traduction des sous-titres, effectuée par l’IA.
  • Diverses options d’interface : Vous avez le choix entre utiliser le portail en ligne LEXI Recorded ponctuellement ou, pour les utilisateurs à volume élevé, configurer une intégration sur mesure et traiter le contenu très rapidement et sans effort.
  • AI-Media propose également un service d’assistance disponible 24 heures sur 24, 7 jours sur 7, assuré par des intervenants passés maîtres dans l’ingénierie informatique.

LEXI Recorded rejoint le kit d’outils LEXI d’AI-Media, et la confirme dans sa position de leader mondial de la technologie et des services de sous-titrage.

L’équipe d’AI-Media présentera la solution LEXI Recorded lors du salon NAB Show 2024, qui se tiendra du 14 au 17 avril prochains à Las Vegas. Cet événement majeur dédié aux médias et à la diffusion est le plus important au monde. Cliquez ICI pour vous inscrire à une session individuelle lors du salon, et en découvrir davantage sur LEXI Recorded ou sur les autres solutions d’AI-Media.

Pour obtenir tous les détails sur LEXI Recorded, rendez-vous sur la page LEXI Recorded du site Internet d’AI-Media.

À propos d’AI-Media

Fondée en Australie en 2003, la société technologique AI-Media se distingue parmi les numéros uns du monde en développant des solutions de qualité supérieure en matière de sous-titrage en direct ou sur la base d’enregistrements, de transcription et de traduction. La société permet aux principaux diffuseurs, entreprises et organisations gouvernementales du monde entier de délivrer des sous-titres ultraprécis, sécurisés et rentables au moyen de LEXI, sa solution de sous-titrage automatique alimentée par l’IA. À l’échelle mondiale, AI-Media diffuse chaque mois plus de 10 millions de minutes de contenu média en direct et/ou enregistré, mais aussi des événements en ligne et des flux Web. AI-Media (ASX : AIM) est coté à la bourse australienne depuis le 15 septembre 2020. Pour en savoir plus sur AI-Media, rendez-vous sur : AI-Media.tv.

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LEXI Tool Kit da AI-Media Ampliada com o LEXI Recorded – Solução Revolucionária para o Mercado Crescente de VOD

BROOKLYN, N.Y., Feb. 13, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — A AI-Media tem o prazer de anunciar o lançamento da sua solução de legendagem automatizada VOD, LEXI Recorded. Este produto inovador, criado inicialmente para uma grande franquia esportiva, utiliza a tecnologia de ponta de IA (Inteligência Artificial) do seu principal produto LEXI. O LEXI Recorded atenderá à crescente demanda de legendagem de alto volume, retorno rápido e fáceis de conteúdo gravado, garantindo alta precisão e eficiência de custo. Também tem a capacidade de se integrar perfeitamente ao sistema de gerenciamento de mídia de um cliente, tornar-se um fluxo de trabalho de produção de mídia completo e fornecer um processo de legendagem gravado mais eficiente e prático.

James Ward, Diretor de Produto da AI-Media, disse: “O LEXI Recorded representa um salto significativo no mundo das legendas automatizadas para mídia gravada, proporcionando velocidade, precisão e eficiência de custos incomparáveis. Com o LEXI Recorded, atendemos e excedemos as demandas por legendas de alto volume, rápidas e precisas de conteúdo gravado. Com precisão comparável à legendagem humana, capacidade de se integrar perfeitamente a diversos fluxos de trabalho de produção e preço a partir de US $ 0,20 por minuto, este é um divisor de águas para emissoras de conteúdo de alto volume.

Temos muito orgulho de dar continuidade ao nosso legado de inovação e de liderança no espaço da legendagem. O LEXI Recorded é um exemplo do nosso compromisso de fornecer soluções de ponta que capacitam as organizações a aprimorar a acessibilidade eficiente da produção de mídia.”

Recursos Principais do LEXI Recorded:

  • Rapidez e Eficiência: O LEXI Recorded garante a rápida entrega de arquivos legendados, permitindo que as organizações cumpram prazos apertados e forneçam conteúdo prontamente aos seus públicos. Os arquivos podem ser convertidos para uma variedade de formatos, no tempo do vídeo.
  • Alta Precisão: Alimentada por tecnologia avançada de IA, o LEXI Recorded oferece excelente precisão com 98% de NER e ainda mais com o uso de dicionários personalizados ou modelos de tópicos.
  • Eficiência de Custo: A natureza automatizada do LEXI Recorded reduz significativamente os custos operacionais, fornecendo uma solução econômica para organizações de todos os tamanhos. A partir de apenas US $ 0,20 por minuto, o LEXI Recorded tem o potencial de fornecer aos nossos clientes economia substancial de custo em relação à legendagem humana tradicional de conteúdo gravado.
  • Padrões de Integração Flexíveis para Fluxos de Trabalho Diversos: Reconhecendo a diversidade dos fluxos de trabalho de produção, a AI-Media oferece padrões de integração flexíveis, permitindo que as organizações adaptem sua integração com o LEXI Recorded de acordo com suas necessidades únicas. As opções incluem integração em API, em pasta compartilhada e personalizada, atendendo a organizações com diferentes recursos de desenvolvimento de software.
  • Integração de API para Fluxos de Trabalho Uniformes: O Orders API da AI-Media é a base dos recursos de integração do LEXI Recorded. Esta API fácil de usar para desenvolvedores segue os padrões do setor, incluindo REST, JSON, chave de API, HTTPS e TLS, facilitando a navegação e o trabalho. A API também é compatível com os tipos de pedidos atendidos pelo LEXI Recorded com IA e Premium Recorded com legendas, garantindo uma transição sem problemas entre a IA e as legendas de humanos, sem interrupções.
  • Tradução Instantânea de Idiomas: Envie pedidos com áudio fonte em mais de 30 idiomas e receba legendas no mesmo idioma ou legendas traduzidas por IA.
  • Opções de Interface Flexíveis: Opções de uso ad hoc do portal online LEXI Recorded ou para usuários de alto volume; uma configuração de integração personalizada para gerenciamento de conteúdo super-rápido e de baixo toque.
  • A AI-Media também oferece suporte global 24/7, apoiado pela melhor engenharia da categoria.

O LEXI Recorded é mais uma solução do LEXI Tool Kit da AI-Media, que consolida a empresa como líder global em tecnologia e soluções de legendagem.

A equipe da AI-Media apresentará a solução LEXI Recorded de 14 a 17 de abril no NAB Show 2024 em Las Vegas; a maior convenção de transmissão e comércio de mídia do mundo. Para agendar uma sessão individual no NAB Show para saber mais sobre o LEXI Recorded ou nossas outras soluções, clique AQUI.

Para mais informação sobre o LEXI Recorded visite a página do LEXI Recorded no site da AI-Media.

Sobre a AI-Media

Fundada na Austrália em 2003, a empresa de tecnologia AI-Media é líder global no fornecimento de soluções de legendagem, transcrição e tradução ao vivo e gravadas de alta qualidade. A empresa ajuda as principais emissoras, empresas e agências governamentais do mundo a garantir legendagem de alta precisão, segurança e eficiência de custo por meio da sua solução de legendagem automática LEXI com tecnologia de AI e uma gama completa de hardware de legendagem. Em todo o mundo, a tecnologia da AI-Media entrega 10 milhões de minutos de conteúdo de mídia, eventos online e transmissões na web ao vivo e gravado todos os meses. A AI-Media (ASX: AIM) começou a ser negociada no ASX em 15 de setembro de 2020. Para mais informação sobre a Ai-Media visite Ai-Media.tv.

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Consortium to deepen efforts to address trade, economic inequalities in Africa


A consortium of four is strategising in Ghana on ways to address the inequalities in the cocoa, mining and salt sectors to provide decent income for the poor in the value chain.

Oxfam, Third World Network-Africa (TWN-Africa), SOMO, and the Huairou Commission, are holding a four-day ‘fair for all’ conference to increase civil society efforts in that regard.

Among others, they would work with the private sector to find alternative business models, increase pressure on actors for a responsible financial system, improve governmental regulation, and advocate for fiscal and trade reforms.

Countries participating in the conference include Ghana, Nigeria, Uganda, South Africa, Kenya, Mozambique, with support from Brazil, Italy, Palestine, and the Netherlands.

Speaking with the Ghana News Agency on Tuesday, February 13, Mr Francis Agbere, Just Economy Lead, Oxfam Ghana, said the priority of the consortium was to deconstruct existing value chain systems that did not work in favour of the poor.

‘The strategy is to
ensure that the value chains of cocoa, mining, and salt are organised in a way that people who everyday sees the reality and impact of these resources benefit and dealing with the injustices and inequalities that take from the poor and give to the rich,’ he said.

‘We will look within and outside, adopt strategies to ensure that the poor person in a community get a fair price for the commodity that they depend on for their livelihood and point to tangible benefits from the extraction made,’ he stated.

Mr Agbere explained that a multifaceted approach would be used to provide the space for host communities of resources to share their specific needs, while engaging corporate entities to have fair prices for farmers to earn decent income.

‘We’ll also work to provide the policy space that would crack the whip on multinational entities that operate within these value chains and respond to the UN guiding principles for businesses on respect for human rights,’ he noted.

Mr Sylvester Bagooro, Programme Officer, Thi
rd World Network-Africa, explained that while Africa had enormous resources, it had not seen the needed transformation over the years, and the dividend thereof for the poor.

‘This project has been conceived to empower citizens and organisations alike, so that we can see how much value our Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) can also capture from the resources that are often exported by transnational corporations,’ said, Mr Bagooro.

He stated that the project would be keen on value addition, and addressing the systemic challenges associated with rules, which were detrimental to the progress of SMEs and the poor in various resource-rich communities.

‘It is through value addition that we can have the kind of employment, skills, and technology you’re looking for, and that’s how we build a transformational economy,’ he said.

The fair for all initiative is part of the global Power of Voices?with a budget amounting to 71 million euros and to be implemented between January 2021 and December 2025.

Source:
Ghana News Agency

Val’s Day: Sunyani traders enjoy brisk business on Valentine’s eve


There was brisk business on the eve of Valentine’s Day in Sunyani as shoppers throng the Central Business District (CBD) of the Bono Regional capital to purchase varieties of gifts and other items.

The Ghana News Agency (GNA) market survey at the CBD Tuesday night revealed flourishing business in chocolates, toffees, underwear, panties, teddy bears and gift cards.

Around 2130 hours, shop owners along the shoulders of the principal streets in front of the Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) and GCB Bank area had displayed their wares as several shoppers, mostly young adults, bargained.

Some of the traders told the GNA that demand for chocolates, red panties and underwear was encouraging, but that of teddy bears was poor.

Comparatively, the traders said this year’s sales were better than last year’s.

Madam Francisca Agyemang, a trader, attributed the poor demand for teddy bears partly to the high cost of the items, which sold between GHC200 and GHC500.

However, the small sizes ranged between GHC80 and GHC150.

An
other trader, Joyce Anima, expressed surprise at the patronage of Val’s items as most of her customers purchased their gifts on Valentine’s eve.

‘This time the demand for red panties, underwear and chocolate seems better. Some of the customers often asked for teddy bears, but the prices scare them from buying,’she stated.

Valentine’s Day or Feast of Saint Valentine is celebrated annually on February 14 and originated as a Christian feast day honouring a martyr named Valentine.

The day has become a significant cultural, religious and commercial celebration of love where people care for and share with each other to strengthen their relationships.

Source: Ghana News Agency