ICICB, the Middle Eastern Technological Investment Firm, Announces Its Success in Acquiring Major Shares in the African Freedom Coin Project

ICICB, the leading investment pioneer, has strategically invested US$ 100 million, which sees the tech-giant acquire 35% of shares in the Freedom Coin project. The group is determined to be at the forefront of redefining the African economy through the investment in the inspirational project, which promises the widespread of digital transactions and education across the continent, in hope to create a new future.

ACCRA, GHANA / ACCESSWIRE / March 10, 2022 / With the vision to build a new Africa, Nana Kwame Bediako, also known as Freedom Jacob Caesar, a beloved African industrialist and philanthropist, has revealed his latest ambitious project: developing the African economy through digital banking with Freedom Coin. Freedom’s desire to educate youth about investment and development led to the creation of Freedom Coin, which is a native African utility token. Alongside this, Freedom is constructing a technology hub in Petronia City, which will host the first and largest free zone enclave for international, continental, and local crypto miners to have access to data centers and power generators, ensuring the crypto industry’s long-term viability. Freedom Coin is integrated within these technological development centers in order to build value among African nations.acces

As one of the major shareholders, ICICB Group supports the projects tenacity to bring Africa into the future of digitization. The investment conglomerate with its burgeoning growth in the past few years believes in its new collaboration with Nana in offering the African population the abilities to achieve greater financial opportunities. Freedom Coin is slated to be Africa’s first native token with the intention of accelerating other African countries to follow the trend of digital transformation in the same way. Overall, the firm oversees the new initiative as a tool to aid in digitizing the African continent. With the project estimated at US$400 million, the Group invested $100 million and unveiled plans to remodel digital solutions in African countries, as well as being placed in a prominent position for its clients to tap into the full potential of these technological advancements. Earlier, Freedom released a strategic declaration indicating that the first 15 million people who invest in Freedom Coin will receive a 20% return on their investment, driving investors from all around the world. “I want to give crypto miners the opportunity and incentive to come to Africa and receive free zone tax incentives. This migration will bring a change to both the African economy and the digital world,” says the visionary industrialist. Users may purchase and sell crypto assets, NFTs, virtual land, and more with Freedom Coin. The project is more than just connecting African countries; it is connecting Africa to the rest of the globe.

Furthering to acquiring the share in this emerging breakthrough project, ICICB will leverage its global expertise and technical know-how in implementing all innovative approaches in facilitating Freedom in revolutionising the African economy and the digital world. ICICB has a proven track record of fostering revolutionary new businesses and propositions with rigorous discipline and pace. This new paradigm follows the company’s successful introduction of the all-inclusive interactive digital ecosystem that integrates a range of blockchain-based solutions to offer the most popular and engaging aspects of the blockchain network: play, trade and earn, all on the world’s exciting and rapid network. Together with Freedom, the group Company with its ethos of “Investing with New Technologies” paves the way for making Africa a stronger and greater continent.

“The move reflects the expanding real-world importance of the crypto industry,” stated Airton Arruda, Chairman of ICICB Group, of the new collaboration. “Our overarching goal is to create cutting-edge technologies and projects that will revolutionize the African continent’s digital landscape.” With the help of licensing and regulatory agencies, the multidisciplinary organization aims to provide its partners and end-users with the enormous benefits that the digital ecosystem has to offer.

For more information, please visit: www.fjcfreedom.com

Freedom Coin Development Ltd

About ICICB Group

ICICB is an investment holding company specialized in financial services and investment offerings. Emerging as one of the fastest-growing multinational investment companies, they are based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The group serves a variety of industries including digital banking, consulting, medical care, commercial real estate, and more. Over the past few years, ICICB’s mission has been the development and advancement of digital technology, integrated with everyday life to increase efficiency and sustainability.




PIND & Fund for Peace Documentary on Peacebuilding Honored as Gold & Silver Winners in Four Categories at The Webby’s Inaugural Anthem Awards

Washington DC, USA, March 10, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — (Abuja, Nigeria)/(Washington, D.C.) The Foundation for Partnership Initiatives in the Niger Delta (PIND) and Fund for Peace (FFP) received four of the Webby’s Inaugural Anthem Awards for their “For the Good of All: Three Partners for Peace Stories” peacebuilding documentary in “Humanitarian Action & Services”: Gold Winner for the “Best Strategy, Awareness Category (Not-For-Profit),” Gold Winner for “Community Outreach, Community Engagement Category (Not-For-Profit),” Gold Winner for “Community Space, Community Engagement Category (Not-For-Profit),” and Silver Winner in “Partnership or Collaboration, Community Engagement Category (Not-For-Profit).”

“We are delighted to receive these awards, for they validate our central strategy of pursuing the two pillars of economic development and active peace promotion at the grassroots levels in Nigeria’s Niger Delta region,” said PIND Executive Director Tunji Idowu.

The “For the Good of All” documentary highlights Nigeria’s Partners for Peace (P4P) network, which unites thousands of individuals, community groups, NGOs, and private companies to build peaceable livelihoods across the complex Niger Delta. By combining real-time technology with on-the-ground knowledge exchanges, P4P weaves data and multi-directional networks of peace agents to reduce conflicts while working for the good of all. By the end of 2020, P4P has helped foster social stability across the Niger Delta by mitigating 860 emerging conflicts through 9,610 self-identified peace actors and 20,324 conflict data points for early warning and early response (EWER); all this made publicly available on interactive peace maps.

“It has been an enormous privilege to partner with PIND over the last decade in the design and implementation of one of the most innovative conflict early warning and early response systems on the continent. We’re so pleased that this groundbreaking work is being recognized by this award,” said FFP Vice President for Research and Innovation Nate Haken.

Anthem Winners were selected by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences. Members include Daniel Dae Kim (actor, producer, and activist); Ashley Judd (Author, Actor, and Social Justice Humanitarian); Mitchell Baker (CEO and chairwoman, Mozilla); Lisa Sherman (president and CEO, Ad Council), Sarah Kate Ellis (president and CEO, GLAAD); Renata Erlikhman (chief investment officer, OW Management); Shayla Tait (director of philanthropy, The Oprah Winfrey Charitable Foundation); Russlynn Ali (CEO and co-founder, XQ Institute); Marc Ecko (chief commercial officer and board member, XQ Institute); Heidi Arthur (chief campaign development officer, Ad Council); and Alexis M. Herman (chair and chief executive officer, New Ventures, and former U.S. secretary of labor).

“It is our distinct honor to recognize the work that brands, organizations, and individuals are all making to create an impact in their community,” said Jessica Lauretti, Managing Director, The Anthem Awards. “We launched this platform to show the world that all corners of our culture, from sports and entertainment to business leaders and celebrities, are all standing up to say, it is time for systemic change, and that social good is what we value as a society.”

The Anthem Awards was launched in response to the prevalence social good has taken within the national conversation and cultural zeitgeist in recent years. The inaugural competition received nearly 2,500 entries from 36 countries worldwide. By amplifying the voices that spark global change, the Anthem Awards define a new benchmark for impactful work that inspires others to take action in their communities. In addition, a portion of program revenue will fund a new grant program supporting emerging individuals and organizations working to advance the causes recognized in the inaugural Anthem Awards.

About PIND

The Foundation for Partnerships Initiatives in the Niger Delta (PIND) is a non-profit organization that promotes peace and equitable economic growth in Nigeria’s Niger Delta region through multi-stakeholder partnerships. This work is funded with the support of the Chevron Corporation and other esteemed partners and collaborators. PIND works closely with numerous partners to implement collaborative market-based, community-owned programs to mitigate conflicts and boost economic opportunities for local businesses, ensuring that economic progress occurs in a systemic, inclusive, and sustainable manner. Learn more at PINDfoundation.org. Learn more about Partners for Peace (P4P) at P4P-NigerDelta.org.

About Fund for Peace

The Fund for Peace (FFP) has been a world leader in developing practical tools and approaches for reducing conflict. With a clear focus on the nexus of human security and economic development, FFP contributes to more peaceful and prosperous societies by engineering smarter methodologies and smarter partnerships. FFP empowers policymakers, practitioners, and populations with context-specific, data-driven applications to diagnose risks and vulnerabilities and to develop solutions through collective dialogue. FFP is an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization headquartered in Washington, D.C., with offices in Abuja, Nigeria, Accra, Ghana, and Tunis, Tunisia. Learn more at FundForPeace.org.

About The Anthem Awards

The Anthem Awards, the Webby Awards newest initiative, was developed to recognize the breadth of social good work (online and offline) around the globe by honoring the organizations, brands, and people creating long-lasting impact; including, Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion; Education, Art, & Culture; Health; Human & Civil Rights; Humanitarian Action & Services; Responsible Technology;  and Sustainability, Environment, & Climate. By amplifying the voices that spark global change, the Anthem Awards are defining a new benchmark for impactful work that inspires others to take action in their communities. Founded in partnership with the Ad Council, Born This Way Foundation, Feeding America, Glaad, Mozilla, NAACP, NRDC, WWF, and XQ.


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Ms. Opal Lee, The Nobel Peace Prize Nominee, and Grandmother of Juneteenth, Signed with Creative Artists Agency

Fort Worth, TX, March 10, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Unity Unlimited, Inc.’s very own ‘Grandmother of Juneteenth’  Ms. Opal Lee, has signed with Creative Artists Agency (CAA), the world’s leading entertainment and sports agency, to obtain talent representation as she campaigns for unity and freedom around the globe.

Ms. Opal began her mission in 2016 with a goal set forth to walk 1,400 miles from Fort Worth, Texas, to the steps of Congress in Washington D.C, intending to establish Juneteenth as a nationally recognized holiday. Through a strategic partnership with global brand storytelling agency [INVNT GROUP]™, and support from CAA and the CAA Foundation, Opal’s Walk 2 DC mobilized into a viral movement across the nation. On June 21, 2021, with Ms. Opal at his side, President Joe Biden signed the bill to make Juneteenth a federal holiday in the United States – the first since 1983, when Martin Luther King Day was established.

Ms. Opal is deeply honored to join CAA’s network and roster of world-class entertainers and changemakers, granting her movement the opportunity to connect with generations of people to share the story of Juneteenth for legacies to come.

The signing comes days after releasing a special edition of Ms. Opal’s children’s book:  Juneteenth A Children’s Story Special Edition. The book explains the significance and origin of Juneteenth to promote the open education of young children, their parents, and teachers worldwide.

Dione Sims, Founder of Unity Unlimited, Inc., explained, “Establishing the federal holiday has created a vacuum for accurate information about Juneteenth, and we are honored that CAA is putting their resources to work to provide Ms. Opal the opportunities to educate the world about Juneteenth and the freedoms that were gained.”

For more information, please visit www.therealopallee.com.


Ms. Opal is the oldest living board member of the National Juneteenth Observance Foundation (NJOF), founded and led by the late Dr. Ronald Myers, Sr., whose initiative is for Juneteenth to become a national holiday. To bring awareness to the cause, she started her Opal’s Walk 2 DC  campaign in 2016, where she walked 2.5 miles to symbolize the 2.5 years that it took for enslaved people in  Texas to know that they were free. Ms. Opal launched a petition to make Juneteenth a national holiday on Change.org. In September 2020, it delivered the 1.5 million signatures it had received to  Congress. Ms. Opal believes freedom should be celebrated from the 19th of June to the 4th of July.  For more information, visit https://adobe.ly/3hs3jg0.


CAA is a leading entertainment, media, and sports enterprise, with global expertise in motion pictures, television, music, sports, theater, digital media, publishing, endorsements, media finance, consumer investing, fashion, podcasting, speaking, games, and philanthropy. Led by a world-class management team and distinguished by its culture of collaboration and exceptional client service, CAA’s diverse workforce identifies and innovates opportunities for the people and organizations that shape culture and inspire the world. For more information, visit https://www.caa.com.


Unity Unlimited, Inc. is a non-profit organization whose main mission is to provide educational activities and resources to the young and old, fostering unity and harmony within the community, the city,  the state, the nation, and the world regardless of race and culture, or denomination. For more information, visit: www.unityunlimited.org/


[INVNT GROUP] was established in 2020, as an evolution of the founding global live brand storytelling agency INVNT in 2008, with a vision to provide consistent, meaningful, well-articulated BrandStory across all platforms. With offices in New York, Sydney, London, Singapore, San Francisco, Stockholm, Detroit, and Washington D.C.; headed by President and CEO, Scott Cullather, [INVNT GROUP], THE GLOBAL BRANDSTORY PROJECT™ represents a growing portfolio of complementary disciplines designed to help forward-thinking organizations everywhere, impact the audiences that matter, anywhere. The GROUP consists of modern brand strategy firm Folk Hero; creative-led culture consultancy, Meaning; production studio & creative agency, HEVĒ; events for colleges and universities, INVNT Higher Ed, and the original live brand storytelling agency, INVNT. For more information, visit www.invntgroup.com.

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Hooked On Ent

Dione Sims
Unity Unlimited


EMGA advises on US$200M debt raise for BTG Pactual with JICA

LONDON, March 10, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Emerging Markets Global Advisory Limited (EMGA), the niche investment bank focused on emerging markets, announces today another landmark Senior Debt capital raise transaction that will allow BTG Pactual to continue the expansion of its small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) lending activities in Brazil.

The US$200 million debt facility was provided by JICA and the transaction follows on from two previous DFI financed facilities of US$140 million and US$300 million respectively that EMGA has had also advised on.

A JICA spokesman said, “Thanks to EMGA’s support, we will partner Banco BTG Pactual S.A. addressing the funding gap for MSMEs in Brazil. BTG Pactual is among the first to introduce digital platforms offering financial solutions to businesses throughout the whole nation. With its digital platforms readily available to support the lending operation, Banco BTG Pactual S.A. can efficiently extend credits to the Northeast and Northern Regions, where only a limited number of financial institutions are actively operating to serve businesses at this time.”

Sajeev Chakkalakal, Managing Director and Head of Investment Banking at EMGA, said: “It was a real pleasure to help BTG’s team again by advising on this additional facility aimed at funding BTG’s small and medium enterprise loan portfolio across Brazil. JICA is an important partner of EMGA and its position as a pre-eminent development finance institution also offers another new strategic long term funding source for BTG.”

Jeremy Dobson, Managing Director, and Head of Business Development at EMGA, added: “Our team is delighted to have acted as advisor again to BTG and look forward to their continued success.”

BTG Pactual: BTG is the largest investment bank in Latin America, the 6th largest bank in Brazil by shareholders equity and a key player in providing loans and guarantees to a broad set of clients, from SMEs to large corporations. BTG is a pioneer in promoting climate finance in Brazil and plays a pivotal role in channeling resources towards projects with a positive impact in the community.

JICA: The Japan International Cooperation Agency is a governmental agency that delivers the bulk of Official Development Assistance for the government of Japan. It is chartered with assisting economic and social growth in developing countries, and the promotion of international cooperation.

Emerging Markets Global Advisory Limited (EMGA), with offices in London and New York, helps financial institutions and corporates seeking new debt or equity capital. EMGA’s multi-national team combine the decades of experience necessary to complete transactions on behalf of their clients within the world’s emerging markets and frontier economies, including Brazil which remains a key market. With a proven track record in capital formation and strategic advisory throughout diverse economic cycles, EMGA continues expanding its geographic reach and service offering, solidifying its place in the market as one of the industries pre-eminent emerging markets focused niche investment banks.

Contact info@emergingmarketsglobaladvisory.com

Eagle Eye Networks Introduces Eagle Eye LPR, Making Highly Accurate License Plate Recognition Possible with any Security Camera

Eagle Eye LPR Makes License Plate Recognition Practical and Affordable

Global cloud video surveillance provider Eagle Eye Networks introduced Eagle Eye LPR (license plate recognition) that is easy to deploy and manage, and it does not require the purchase of special cameras.

The newest enhancement to the Eagle Eye Cloud VMS (video management system), Eagle Eye LPR/ANPR is AI-powered, cloud-managed, and does not require the purchase of special cameras

AUSTIN, Texas, March 10, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Eagle Eye Networks, the global leader in cloud video surveillance, today launched Eagle Eye LPR (license plate recognition), which uses artificial intelligence (AI) in a true cloud-based system for high accuracy in all kinds of challenging conditions. Eagle Eye LPR operates on readily available security cameras making it affordable and practical for today’s business owners.

“We’re seeing increased demand for LPR/ANPR for security and business optimization. Eagle Eye LPR is designed to be easy to deploy and manage, and it does not require the purchase of special cameras,” said Dean Drako, CEO of Eagle Eye Networks. “Our industry-leading AI not only provides high accuracy, Eagle Eye cloud LPR is continuously improved to support new license plates and increase accuracy.”

Powered by Eagle Eye Networks industry-leading AI and analytics, Eagle Eye LPR works with the Eagle Eye Networks Vehicle Surveillance Package (VSP) to enable seamless monitoring of vehicles across multiple locations.

Eagle Eye Networks supports many manufacturers’ LPR products including cameras. Eagle Eye Networks operates an open system giving customers choice. The Eagle Eye Cloud VMS will continue to support camera and other LPR technologies.

The benefits of Eagle Eye LPR include:

  • Camera Agnostic: Works securely with nearly any IP or other camera
  • Affordable: Does not require specialty cameras, onsite hardware or onsite maintenance
  • High Accuracy: Eagle Eye’s AI provides industry-leading accuracy even for non-standard license plates and in challenging lighting and environmental conditions
  • Flexibility: Open API for unlimited integrations with other technology partners
  • Scalability: Manage and add locations, cameras, features with the click of a button
  • Continuous Delivery: AI LPR is continually improved to support newer license plates, and all Eagle Eye development innovations are instantly delivered to customers via the cloud
  • Broad Geographic LPR/ANPR Support: North America, Mexico, EU, UK, India, Singapore, Malaysia, Australia

Target applications for Eagle Eye LPR include:

  • Smart Parking with LPR-based automation
  • Corporate Offices – Secure, smooth vehicle entry/exit
  • Healthcare and Education Campuses – Touchless access control
  • Home Owners Associations (HOAs) and Multi-Family Homes – Neighborhood safety
  • Critical Infrastructure, Industrial – Multi-site remote monitoring
  • Restaurants, Retail, Curbside Pickup – Improved customer experience
  • Hospitality, and more

Eagle Eye LPR offers resellers opportunities to enter new markets, to provide additional services, and to increase revenue.

“With Eagle Eye LPR, there’s no major hardware swap or installation, you can use existing cameras,” said Lon Bazelais, president of Grid Squared Systems, an Eagle Eye Networks certified security systems integrator based in New York City. “They have made it super easy for us and for our clients. Eagle Eye license plate recognition removes the hassle and expense of LPR systems. Now, Eagle Eye LPR will allow us to enter new vertical markets, notably parking facilities, which is a huge opportunity for us in New York City. We’re also excited to bring this advanced technology to our existing clients who want to add LPR to their current security systems.”

Brian West, President of ParkNGo in Dayton, Ohio who is using Eagle Eye LPR to modernize their overall security posture, added “we’re seriously streamlining parking operations and improving the experience for customers at the same time. With Eagle Eye LPR, our customers can enter and exit the lot without even rolling down their windows. Their prepaid parking reservation is automatically applied and the experience is just short of magical. We’re impressed with the high accuracy of the Eagle Eye LPR—their artificial intelligence (AI) makes the difference—and it is so simple for our employees to use. The total cost of ownership is reduced as the solution works with a low-cost ONVIF camera, and the managed service from Eagle Eye assures me of continuous upgrades and support.”

LPR is also known as Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) or Automatic License Plate Recognition (ALPR). Eagle Eye LPR is available now. Visit our site for more information.

Eagle Eye Networks is the global leader in cloud video surveillance, delivering cyber-secure cloud-based video with artificial intelligence (AI) and analytics to make businesses more efficient and the world a safer place. The Eagle Eye Cloud VMS (video management system) is the only platform robust and flexible enough to power the future of video surveillance and intelligence. Eagle Eye is based in Austin, Texas with offices in Amsterdam, Bangalore, and Tokyo. Learn more at een.com.

Martha Entwistle

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Eagle Eye Networks lance Eagle Eye LPR, permettant une reconnaissance des plaques d’immatriculation hautement précise avec n’importe quelle caméra de sécurité

La toute dernière amélioration apportée au logiciel de gestion vidéo Eagle Eye Cloud VMS, Eagle Eye LPR/ANPR, est basée sur l’IA, gérée dans le cloud et ne nécessite pas l’achat de caméras spécifiques

AUSTIN, Texas, 10 mars 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) —  Eagle Eye Networks, le leader mondial de la surveillance vidéo dans le cloud, a lancé aujourd’hui le logiciel de reconnaissance des plaques d’immatriculation Eagle Eye LPR, qui utilise l’intelligence artificielle (IA) dans un système véritablement basé sur le cloud pour une haute précision dans toutes sortes de conditions délicates. Eagle Eye LPR fonctionne sur des caméras de vidéosurveillance déjà existantes, ce qui le rend abordable et pratique pour les propriétaires d’entreprise actuels.

« Nous constatons une augmentation de la demande des logiciels LPR/ANPR pour la sécurité et l’optimisation commerciale. Eagle Eye LPR est conçu pour être facile à déployer et à gérer, et ne nécessite pas l’achat de caméras spéciales », a déclaré Dean Drako, PDG d’Eagle Eye Networks. « Outre la haute précision fournie par notre IA qui est leader du secteur, Eagle Eye cloud LPR est continuellement amélioré pour prendre en charge de nouvelles plaques d’immatriculation et gagner en précision. »

S’appuyant sur l’IA et les capacités d’analyse de pointe d’Eagle Eye Networks, Eagle Eye LPR opère avec le progiciel de surveillance des véhicules (VSP) d’Eagle Eye Networks pour permettre une surveillance sans faille des véhicules sur plusieurs sites.

Eagle Eye Networks prend en charge les produits de reconnaissance des plaques d’immatriculation de nombreux fabricants, y compris les caméras. Eagle Eye Networks exploite un système ouvert offrant le choix aux clients. Le logiciel de gestion vidéo Eagle Eye Cloud VMS continuera de prendre en charge les caméras et autres technologies de reconnaissance des plaques d’immatriculation.

Les avantages d’Eagle Eye LPR incluent :

  • Caméra agnostique : fonctionne en toute sécurité avec presque n’importe quelle caméra IP ou autre
  • Abordable : ne nécessite ni caméras spécialisées, ni matériel informatique ou maintenance sur site
  • Haute précision : l’IA d’Eagle Eye fournit une précision inégalée, même pour les plaques d’immatriculation non standard et dans des conditions environnementales et d’éclairage complexes
  • Flexibilité : API ouverte pour des intégrations illimitées avec d’autres partenaires technologiques
  • Évolutivité : gérez et ajoutez des emplacements, des caméras et des fonctionnalités en un seul clic
  • Livraison continue : l’IA de reconnaissance des plaques d’immatriculation est continuellement améliorée pour prendre en charge de nouvelles plaques et toutes les innovations de développement d’Eagle Eye sont instantanément fournies aux clients via le cloud
  • Vaste assistance LPR/ANPR géographique : en Amérique du Nord, Mexique, UE, Royaume-Uni, Inde, Singapour, Malaisie, Australie

Les applications concernées par Eagle Eye LPR incluent :

  • Parking intelligent avec automatisation basée sur la reconnaissance des plaques d’immatriculation
  • Bureaux d’entreprise – entrée/sortie sécurisée et fluide des véhicules
  • Campus de santé et d’éducation – contrôle d’accès sans contact
  • Associations de propriétaires (HOA) et logements collectifs – sécurité des quartiers
  • Infrastructure critique, secteur industriel – surveillance multi-sites à distance
  • Restaurants, commerces, collecte porte-à-porte – expérience client améliorée
  • Hôtellerie et plus encore

Eagle Eye LPR offre aux revendeurs des opportunités de pénétrer de nouveaux marchés, de fournir des services supplémentaires et d’augmenter leurs revenus.

« Avec Eagle Eye LPR, il n’y a pas besoin d’installation ni de remplacement majeur de matériel informatique. Les caméras existantes peuvent être utilisées », a commenté Lon Bazelais, le président de Grid Squared Systems, un intégrateur de systèmes de sécurité basé à New york et certifié par Eagle Eye Networks. Ils ont simplifié les choses pour nous et pour nos clients. Eagle Eye LPR élimine les tracas et les dépenses liées aux systèmes de reconnaissance des plaques d’immatriculation. Aujourd’hui, Eagle Eye LPR nous permettra de pénétrer de nouveaux marchés verticaux, notamment les installations de stationnement, ce qui représente une énorme opportunité pour nous à New York. Nous sommes également ravis d’apporter cette technologie avancée à nos clients existants qui souhaitent ajouter la reconnaissance des plaques d’immatriculation à leurs systèmes de sécurité actuels. »

Brian West, président de ParkNGo à Dayton, dans l’Ohio, qui utilise Eagle Eye LPR pour moderniser sa position globale en matière de sécurité, a ajouté : « Nous rationalisons sérieusement les opérations de stationnement, tout en améliorant l’expérience pour les clients. Avec Eagle Eye LPR, nos clients peuvent entrer et sortir du parc de stationnement sans même ouvrir leurs fenêtres. Leur réservation de stationnement prépayé est automatiquement appliquée et l’expérience est presque magique. Nous sommes impressionnés par la haute précision du logiciel Eagle Eye LPR — son intelligence artificielle (IA) fait la différence — et il est très simple d’utilisation pour nos employés. Le coût total de possession est réduit car la solution fonctionne avec une caméra ONVIF à faible coût, et le service géré d’Eagle Eye m’assure des mises à niveau et une assistance continues. »

La reconnaissance des plaques d’immatriculation (LPR) est également connue sous le nom de reconnaissance automatique des plaques minéralogiques (ANPR) ou reconnaissance automatique des plaques d’immatriculation (ALPR). Eagle Eye LPR est disponible dès maintenant. Pour tout complément d’information, veuillez consulter notre site.

Eagle Eye Networks est le leader mondial de la surveillance vidéo dans le cloud, fournissant des vidéos basées sur le cloud cyber- sécurisées avec intelligence artificielle (IA) et des capacités d’analyse pour rendre les entreprises plus efficaces et le monde plus sûr. Le système de gestion vidéo Eagle Eye Cloud VMS est la seule plateforme suffisamment robuste et flexible pour optimiser l’avenir de la vidéosurveillance et des renseignements. Eagle Eye est basée à Austin, au Texas, et compte des bureaux à Amsterdam, Bangalore et Tokyo. Pour en savoir plus, rendez-vous sur een.com.

Martha Entwistle mentwistle@een.com

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EMGA advises Annapurna Finance on their EURO 15M debt raise with funding from OeEB

LONDON, March 10, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Annapurna Finance raised EURO 15 mn of senior debt from OeEB the Development Bank of Austria, this facility will provide financial assistance to its clients in microfinance space. EMGA advised on the transaction.

The EUR 15 million debt facility comes at a time when financial institutions world-wide are exploring new cross-border funding options to further deliver on their objectives.

“Increasing financial inclusion is one of our main strategic goals. We are therefore proud to work with Annapurna – an experienced partner in the field of microfinance,” stated Sabine Gaber, member of OeEB’s Executive Board. “Especially women often have very limited access to financial services, which is why we are particularly happy that our funds will support female entrepreneurs and contribute to improving gender equality in India.”

Commenting on the transaction, Annapurna’s CFO Satyajit Das said, “Annapurna is very pleased and welcomes OeEB as a new debt partner.” He further shared that, “We continued to grow despite the pandemic and the funding provided by OeEB will help boost our activities while generating strong positive impact.” He also praised EMGA advisory team in closing the deal.

EMGA’s Managing Director and Investment Banking Head Sajeev Chakkalakal said, “It was a pleasure to be able to communicate Annapurna’s vision of economic empowerment within India and successfully structure and negotiate this funding solution with OeEB.” Managing Director Jeremy Dobson added “Annapurna’s strong management and solid financial position were major factors that enabled Sajeev and EMGA’s Investment Banking team to complete this financing in tandem with the deep institutional framework and financial capacity that OeEB represents.”

Annapurna Finance is one of the top ten NBFC-MFIs in India. Annapurna Finance was established with a purpose of serving their clients by bringing them to mainstream, providing need based financial services at their doorstep. They currently operate in 19 states and manage assets of more than EURO 640 mn in microfinance and MSME space. They are headquartered out of Bhubaneswar, Odisha.

Oesterreichische Entwicklungsbank AG (OeEB) has been operating as the Development Bank of Austria since March 2008. It specialises in the provision of long-term finance for the implementation of private sector projects in developing countries which create sustainable development. Additionally, OeEB provides technical assistance, which can be used to enhance the developmental impact of projects. For more information, please visit https://www.oe-eb.at/

Emerging Markets Global Advisory (EMGA), with offices in London and New York, helps financial institutions and corporates seeking debt or equity capital. EMGA’s multi-national team combine the decades of experience necessary to complete transactions on behalf of their clients within the world’s emerging markets and frontier economies, including India which remains a key market. With a proven track record in capital formation and strategic advisory throughout diverse economic cycles, EMGA continues expanding its geographic reach and service offering, solidifying its place in the market as one of the industries pre-eminent emerging markets focused niche investment banks.


Deputy Speaker voting rights: SC ruling ‘shocking but not surprising’ – Mahama

Former President John Mahama has described the ruling by the Supreme Court that says Deputy Speakers of Parliament have the right to vote while presiding over the House as “an unfortunate interpretation.”

According to the former President, the ruling by the Supreme Court is for convenience.

In a unanimous decision on Wednesday, 9 March 2022, the apex court, presided over by a seven-member panel led by Justice Jones Dotse held that upon a true and proper interpretation of Article 103 and 104 of the 1992 Constitution, a Deputy Speaker, who is a Member of Parliament, does not lose his right to take part in decision-making in parliament.

The decision comes after a lawyer, who is also a law lecturer, Justice Abdulai, petitioned the court to declare as unconstitutional, First Deputy Speaker Joseph Osei-Owusu’s action of counting himself as one of the MPs on the floor even while presiding over the proceedings of the house in relation to the formation of a quorum for the passage of the 2022 budget which had earlier been rejected and thrown out by the minority side.

Justice Abdulai was of the view that once a deputy speaker, who is an MP presides in the stead of the Speaker, he loses his right to vote.

The Supreme Court’s ruling effectively means either of the two deputy Speakers can vote while presiding over the house.

Reacting to the ruling in a Facebook post on Thursday, 10 March 2022, Mr Mahama said: “A unanimous 7-0? Shocking but not surprising.”

The former President added: “An unfortunate interpretation for convenience that sets a dangerous precedent of judicial interference in Parliamentary procedure for the future.”



Source: Modern Ghana