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AGORACOM Welcomes New Age Metals $NAM.ca A North American Leader in PGM and Lithium Exploration- River Valley #PGM Project hosts 2.9Moz #Palladium Equivalent (Measured & Indicated) $WG.ca $XTM.ca $WM.ca $PDL.ca $GLEN

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 9:50 AM on Tuesday, March 17th, 2020

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A Green Metals Company

  • New Age Metals has two divisions which focus on the exploration and development of green metals: Platinum Group Metals and Lithium

i.) PGM Division: focus on development of the 100% owned River Valley PGM Project.

ii.) Lithium Canada: focus on exploration of hard rock lithium, in Manitoba, Canada.

  • Eric Sprott is a strategic shareholder and has an 18.56% ownership of the Company’s current issued and outstanding shares on a post conversion beneficial ownership basis

PGM DIVISION – River Valley PGM Project near Sudbury, ON

  • Largest 100% owned undeveloped primary PGM project in North America, Palladium is the main payable metal accounting for 65% of revenue stream based on 2019 PEA.
  • 1:0.4 (Pd:Pt).
  • Excellent infrastructure and within 100 kilometers of the Sudbury Metallurgical Complex.
  • NI 43-101 Mineral Resource Estimation Q1 2019.
  • PEA Q3 2019.
  • 2020 plan to follow up on PEA recommendations.

Preliminary Economic Assessment demonstrates positive economics for a large-scale open pit mining operation.

PEA Highlights (CDN$):

  • Life of mine (LOM) of 14 years, with 6 million tonnes annually of potential process plant feed at an average grade of 0.88 g/t Palladium Equivalent (PdEq) and process recovery rate of 80%, resulting in an annual average payable PdEq production of 119,000 ounces.
  • Pre-Production capital requirements: $495 M.
  • Undiscounted cash flow before income and mining taxes of $586M.
  • Undiscounted cash flow after income and mining taxes of $384M.
  • Average unit operating cost of $19.50/tonne over the life-of-mine.
  • Potential for up to 325 jobs at the peak of production.
  • Using March 11, 2020 spot Palladium price (US$2,275/oz) River Valley Project After-tax IRR is 30% and After-tax NPV (5%) is $C858M.
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Figure 1: River Valley Project site map including results from the 2019 Mineral Resource Estimate by zone.2020 River Valley Project Exploration & Development Plan

Management has developed a three-phase exploration and development plan for the balance of 2020. 

  • Phase One will focus on drilling to expand the boundaries of the Pine Zone discovery and to generate rhodium data for future mineral resource estimations.
  • Phase Two will involve drill testing further geophysical targets in the Northern area of the project, identified in the 2017/2018 induced polarization surveys. The target areas to be drill tested in this program are outlined in Figure 1.
  • Finally, Phase 3 will be focused on metallurgy – with the primary objective being to improve process recoveries of platinum metals, particularly palladium and including rhodium. We plan to start Phase 1 in early Q2-2020.
  • Note that each phase is contingent on success from the previous phase.
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PGM DIVISION – Genesis PGM-Cu-Ni Project in Alaska

On April 18, 2018 New Age Metals acquired the Genesis Platinum Group Metals Project.

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Figure 3: Genesis Project location map. The road accessible Genesis PGM-Cu-Ni Project adjacent to Richardson Highway and 138 kv electric lines. The project is 460 road kilometers to Fairbanks, Alaska and 120 road kilometers to the all-weather port city of Valdez

  • The Genesis project’s PGM-Cu-Ni mineralization is hosted in the Tonsina mafic-ultramafic complex, an undrilled, virtually unexplored layered mafic-ultramafic complex. Recent petrology indicates the Genesis mineralization is similar to the Stillwater and Great Dyke complexes.
  • Known PGM mineralization covers a distance of 9 km across the prospect.
  • The Genesis PGM-Cu-Ni Project is an under explored, highly prospective multi-prospect drill ready property that warrants follow-up drilling, additional surface mapping, sampling to expand the known footprint of mineralization and to determine the ultimate size and grade of the layered mineralization outlined to date.
  • The stable land status, ease of access and superb infrastructure make this project prospective for year-around exploration, development and production.
  • Summer 2019 exploration efforts doubled the strike length of prospective mineralization at our road accessible Genesis PGM-Ni-Cu Project in Alaska.
  • Currently, New Age is seeking an Option/Joint Venture Partner to assist in the exploration and development of this project.
  • Drill ready PGM-Ni-Cu reef style target with 2.4 grams/ton Palladium (Pd), 2.4 grams/ton Platinum (Pt), 0.96% Nickel (Ni), and 0.58% Copper (Cu).
  • Reef mineralization is open to the west, east, north, and at depth
  • Mineralized reef identified in outcrop for 2000 m along strike and a 40 m true thickness
  • Separate style of chromite mineralization contains Platinum Group Metals (PGM) up to 2.5 g/t Pd and 2.8 g/t Pt.
  • No historic drilling has been done on the project.
  • Project is within 3 km of a paved highway and electric transmission line.

Lithium Division

New Age Metals is the largest mineral claim holder in the prolific, Winnipeg River – Cat Lake Pegmatite Field. All of the claims are held by Lithium Canada Development, a 100% owned Lithium Division of New Age Metals. The company presently has eight Lithium Projects in the region which are along strike of the Tanco Pegmatite and the claims encompass several pegmatite groups. 

Situated around the Tanco Mine which in 2019 was acquired by Chinese miner Sinomine, the projects are located 140 kilometres northeast of Winnipeg, Manitoba.

  • Three of the projects are considered drill ready. Lithium One, Lithium Two and Lithman West
  • Active exploration of the claim holdings is ongoing.
  • New Age Metals has signed an exploration agreement with the Sagkeeng First Nation in regards to the exploration and development of any of the company’s claims that are located on traditional Sagkeeng territories.
  • The Tanco Mine was one of North America’s only producers of Tantalum, Cesium and Lithium minerals (Spodumene), with the mine opening in 1969. Owned by the Cabot Corporation as of 1993 until 2019, when Chinese miner Sinomine purchased from Cabot for US$130M.
  • Presently the Tanco Mine produces Cesium Formate, a completion fluid for the petroleum industry.
  • Management is actively seeking a qualified and dedicated Option Joint Venture Partner to assist in the exploration and development of these highly prospective projects.
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AGORACOM Welcomes Hollister Biosciences With A $20 MILLION LOI Signed To Acquire Venom Extracts With $CDN 16.4 million In Revenue and $CN 2.48 million in EBIDTA

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 6:39 PM on Tuesday, February 25th, 2020

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 www.hollistercannabisco.com

BREAKING: Signed $20,000,000 Letter of Intent To Acquire Venom Extracts (“Venom”)

HIGHLY ACCRETIVE $20,000,000 ACQUISITION

Venom Highlights

  • 2019 Est Revenue ~C$16.4M; EBITDA ~C$2.48M
  • 30% Of Acquisition Price Paid If Venom Revenues Hit $30,000,000 and $40,000,000 By DEC 31, 2021
  • Average revenue per gram YTD 2019 $CDN 14 and will continue to increase as vape cartridge mix grows ($CDN 30 per gram)
  • One Of Arizona’s Largest Producers Of Award-Winning Medical Cannabis Distillate
  • Acquisition Expected To Close By March 31, 2020 Subject To Due Dilligence

An established brand in Arizona for high quality products in the wholesale and distillate marketplace. Venom is leveraging its brand and success to aggressively expand into other US states.

ACQUISITION TERMS

  • Hollister will acquire Venom Extracts for CDN$20,000,000 via Hollister stock
  • The stock price will be determined based on the greater of:
    • The 14-day VWAP (Volume Weighted Average Price) capped at $0.25 subsequent to announcing the transaction and $0.20
    • Once share price is established, 70% of the Payment Shares will be issued upon closing of the transaction
    • Remaining 30% of the Payment Shares will be issued when and if the following milestones have been met on or prior to December 31st, 2021

Hollister Highlights Of Current Operations:

  • Hollister’s products are now present in 220 of 600 California dispensaries.
  • Own’s California’s #1 hash infused pre-roll “HashBone”
  • Vision is to capitalize on this success to become the sought after premium brand portfolio of Cannabis across multiple states and Hemp nationwide
  • Major LOI, Joint Ventures and Licensing Agreements Support Proof Of This Vision
  • “Easy Riders” – Milliions Of Global Followers
  • “Tactical Relief” – Veteran Founded, Hemp Based CBD Brand With Nation Wide Members  
  • “Tommy Chong” – Exclusive Manufacture & Distribution Of Tommy Chong’s Cannabis (TM) Full Spectrum Elixir 1:1

“I only partner with the best-in-class companies and I am really pleased to have the Hollister Cannabis Co. bring their amazing Tommy Chong’s Cannabis™ Full Spectrum Elixir to the market for me”. 

– Tommy Chong

KEY JOINT VENTURES AND PARTNERSHIPS DETAILS 

LOI for a proposed offtake agreement with Mountain Financial Solutions LLC 

  • Hollister will purchase 1,000 pounds of hemp from Mountain Financial (unique high CBD hemp strains ) for use in various smokable hemp products – specifically, Rebel Hemp Company’s premium hemp pre-rolls.

Licensing agreement with Tommy Chong to manufacture and distribute Tommy Chong’s Cannabis™

  • Full Spectrum Elixir 1:1.
  • The tincture, features a 1:1 ratio of THC to CBD, recognized for its medicinal properties
  • Distributed exclusively by Indus and is anticipated to be in-dispensaries throughout California by March 01, 2020.
  • Anticipating producing up to 25,000 units of  during the 1st 12 months with an estimated retail price of $70 per unit 

LOI with ER71 USA Inc. (“Easyriders”)  an iconic brand with millions of followers globally,  have entered into LOI to complete a joint venture agreement

  • Upon completion of the Joint Venture, Hollister and Easyriders will collaborate on the development and marketing of co-branded hemp based everyday premium product lines.
  • Pre-rolled products using hemp

JV will further explore the development and marketing of additional product SKU’s for hemp-based

  • Edibles
  • Vapes
  • Topicals
  • beverages.

Revenue generated on the co-branded product lines will be shared 50:50 between Easyriders and Hollister. 

Hollister Biosciences Inc. and Veteran Based Tactical Relief Enter into Letter of Intent for Proposed Joint Venture Agreement

  • Upon completion of the Agreement, Hollister and Tactical Relief will collaborate on the development and marketing of cannabis tinctures throughout the California market
  • Branded under Tactical Relief, the first cannabis tincture to be manufactured will feature a 20:1 ratio of THC to CBD, recognized for its medicinal properties in treating PTSD
  • Will be distributed exclusively by Hollister’s distribution partner, Indus Holdings Inc.
Hollister Biosciences Inc. and Tactical Relief Enter into Letter of Intent for Proposed Joint Venture Agreement (CNW Group/Hollister Biosciences Inc.)

Hollister Currently Manufactures The Following Products:

  • hash
  • hash infused products
  • tinctures
  • crumble infused products
  • Pre-rolls           
  • Vape Products   
  • Pet CBD 
  • Cannabis Concentrate   
  • Brewed Hemp Beverages
  • Premium Hemp Pre-Rolls
  • other cannabis products

HashBones

  • Hashbones are a pre-roll made from 75% cannabis flower blended in small batches with 25% bubble hash
  • Results in a more potent pre-roll, also maintains the integrity of the cannabis
  • Terpenes are preserved in the bubble hash production process
  • Bubble hash is made without solvents or chemicals and is one of the cleanest concentrates available on the market
  • Hollister’s trusted and highly rated brand of pre-rolls, sold via third-party retailers

Mighty Meds

  • Acquired Mighty Meds as its vape brand
  • Company’s vape products are manufactured from pure THC distillate and plant-based terpenes and do not use any additives that have been linked to health issues.
  • San Diego based
  • Produces discreet, disposable, health conscious vape cartridges and other products

Purity Petibles

  • Purity Petibles 20:1 CBD pet tincture is manufactured using full spectrum CBD, organic MCT Oil derived from coconuts and chicken flavor
  • The MCT Oil and chicken flavor used in Purity Petibles is food grade

Rebel Tea

  • Brewed with high-quality, American-grown hemp and containing fifteen milligrams of whole-plant full-spectrum phytocannabinoids, Rebel Tea offers consumers a refreshing THC-free beverage. Rebel Tea’s innovative formula features exclusively organic ingredients paired with light flavoring from natural lemon and cane sugar.

NanoPure

NanoPure, nano-emulsified cannabis concentrate which will be sold both:

  • Wholesale as an ingredient for other companies and
  • power products for Hollister Cannabis Co. 

DISTRIBUTION

  • Hollister has an exclusive distribution agreement in place with Indus Holdings (CSE: INDS).
  • Indus is the licensed California distributor that operates the WAYV platform.
  • Indus currently manages all of Hollister’s product fulfilment obligations, allowing Hollister to focus its efforts on production and marketing.
  • Indus provides Hollister with full brand representation by utilizing its 15 sales reps to represent Hollister’s product to the California marketplace. 
  • Through Indus, Hollister’s products are now present in 220 dispensaries throughout California.

US CANNABIS MARKET STATS

CALIFORNIA CANNABIS MARKET STATS

HEMP

The Company intends to move into the hemp market.  While cannabis is still restricted by state regulations, CBD is not. We plan on leveraging the brand by distributing hemp and CBD versions of our products nationwide. We will strive to have the Rebel Hemp Co brand touch every corner of the country.

CORPORATE STRUCTURE

Hollister develops quality branded cannabinoid-based and hemp-based consumer goods and products for large-scale distribution through two companies: Hollister Cannabis Co. and Rebel Hemp Company.

AGORACOM Welcomes EMPOWER CLINICS $CBDT.ca with a patient count of 165,000 and a platform generating $5MM USD in revenue annually (2020) $WEED.ca $CGC $ACB $APH $CRON.ca $HEXO.ca $OGI.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 2:30 PM on Friday, August 9th, 2019
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Why Empower Clinics

  • A leading owner/operator of physician staffed health and pain management clinics.
  • Patient database of over 165,000 patients 
  • Proprietary technology platforms including Electronic Health Records portal and e-Commerce for CBD product distribution
  • Launching CBD extraction facility
  • First extraction system capacity = 6,000 Kg per year.
  • CBD based products are poised to be a $20B global industry by 2022
  • Medical cannabis is poised to be a $100B global industry by 2025

Recent Acquisition of Sun Valley Certification Clinics Holdings LLC

  • Created one of the largest clinic groups in the medical cannabis sector in the United States
  • Twelve (combined) clinic locations
  • Combined patient count of 165,000 patients
  • Platform generating $5MM USD in revenue annually (2020)
  • Operating in Washington, Oregon, Arizona, Nevada and California

According to the Brightfield Group report the CBD market in the U.S. has grown over 700% in 2019

  • The CBD industry is becoming much more saturated than it was before the passing of the U.S. Farm Bill late last year, with new products entering the market, threatening to take a slice of the CBD pie that the early producers of CBD have enjoyed until this time.
  • Nevertheless, the top 20 CBD companies still hold a majority of the even bigger pie that is CBD in the cannabis industry.

Technology

Developed proprietary software to manage patients through the medical cannabis process

  • A HIPAA compliant Electronic Health Record (EHR) system and patient management portal.
  • Tele-medicine platform to serve and treat patients remotely.
  • Launching an e-Commerce platform for it’s Sollievo and Sun Valley CBD product lines.


 Products

  • Commenced selling its proprietary line of CBD-based products called SOLLIEVO
  • Empower’s patient base and customers are expected to benefit from access to high margin derivative products, including CBD lotion, tinctures, spectrum oils, capsules, lozenges, patches, e-drinks, topical lotions, gel caps, hemp extract drops and pet elixir hemp extract drops.
  • Patients and customers will be able to access Empower’s home delivery and e-commerce platform.

CBD Extraction

  • Opening first CBD Extraction facility in Portland, OR.
  • 5,000 sq. ft. leased building with first extraction system capable of producing 20kg per day of 99% spectrum oil, isolate or distillate
  • Current wholesale pricing is $6,500 USD per kg with annual capacity of 6,000kg an estimated $39MM USD revenue.
  • Facility can scale to four extraction systems for up to 24,000kg of product and over $150MM USD revenue

Franchising

  • Completed it’s 2019 Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) and has commenced selling Sun Valley Health franchises in the United States.
  • Company is now selling Sun Valley Health franchises and is accepting franchise applications effectively immediately.
  • Invested in the development of a new franchise trade show booth that showcases the Sun Valley Health opportunity to perspective franchisees using dynamic, content rich displays and four large format television monitors to present features and benefits.

 Summary

CLIENT FEATURE: $LMR.ca Lomiko Metals Aims To Develop Graphite Anode Material for EVs $CJC.ca $SRG.ca $NGC.ca $LLG.ca $GPH.ca $NOU.ca $DNI.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-Eric at 4:18 PM on Monday, July 22nd, 2019
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  • Estimates point to 2022 as equilibrium between Electric and Combustible Sales
  • Graphite anode demand is set to increase from 194,160 tonnes in 2017 to 1,080,360 tonnes by 2023 and 1,747,800 tonnes by 2028
  • Automakers are taking action to put millions of electric vehicles on the road
  • Quebec and B.C Governments dedicated to “Green Economy”
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Lomiko Metals Inc. has been keenly watching the lithium-ion battery market in anticipation of identifying an opportunity to participate in the supply of materials for electric vehicles with its La Loutre graphite project located in Quebec, Canada.  Lomiko is focused on advancing the La Loutre graphite property and is looking to deliver an NI 43-101 graphite resource based on the success of its recently completed drilling campaign at the Refractory Zone.  This will add to the previously announced 43-101 graphite resource at the adjacent Graphene-Battery zone announced March, 2016.

A. Paul Gill, CEO states, “Lomiko believes that it is in an ideal position to participate in the burgeoning Electric Vehicle market, with the potential to become a North American supplier of graphite materials, a market currently dominated by foreign supply from China. Graphite is a major and critical material in the manufacture of lithium-ion and other batteries, specifically battery anodes”.

  • According to Benchmark Minerals, graphite anode demand is set to increase from 194,160 tonnes in 2017 to 1,080,360 tonnes by 2023 and 1,747,800 tonnes by 2028. [Source: INN Graphite Investing News]
    On February 4, 2019, Simon Moores of Benchmark Mineral Intelligence raised supply and demand concerns in a submission to the US Senate which was echoed by Energy and Natural Resource Committee Chair Senator Lisa Murkowski in a February 5, 2019 News Release: “In contrast to the energy sector, our nation is headed in the wrong direction on mineral imports. This is our Achilles’ heel that serves to empower and enrich other nations, while costing us jobs and international competitiveness,” Murkowski said. Lomiko brought this crucial opportunity to the attention of shareholders in a February 8, 2019.
  • Recent announcements and cooperation agreements on electric vehicle and self-driving cars between Ford and Volkswagen indicates automakers are taking action to put millions of electric vehicles on the road.  Raw material demand for graphite, lithium and nickel sourced from North American is likely to increase as a result. Ford said its battery electric vehicle rollout will start in 2020 with a performance utility, and it plans to launch 16 battery electric vehicles by 2022.
  • In other positive developments, Quebec Premier Francois Legault reiterated his commitment to make the Province the ‘Green Battery’ of North America through investments in electric buses and trams while British Columbia Premier John Horgan aims to eliminate all gas-powered cars by 2040.
     
    For more information on Lomiko Metals, review the website at www.lomiko.com, contact A. Paul Gill at 604-729-5312 or email: [email protected]

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GGX Gold: Former Lead Financial Officer of The World Bank Explains Central Banks Return to Gold $GGX.ca $NNZ.ca $GTT.ca $AOT.ca $MTB.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-Eric at 1:40 PM on Monday, July 22nd, 2019

SPONSOR: GGX’s Gold Drop property, situated in one of the most prolific gold-copper mining camps of North America, the Greenwood-Republic mining camp. The current 2019 drill program is following up on the 2018 drilling which intercepted high grade gold-silver results (129 g/t gold and 1,154 g/t silver over 7.28 meter) from the near surface COD vein which is projected to be 1.5 kms in length. Click here for more information

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Central Banks Return to Gold
  • Central banks bought more gold in 2018 than at any time since the early 1970s
  • Bullion holdings rose by 651.5 tons last year, the most since 1971

In the 1990s, gold was an unloved asset among central banks. Reserve managers lent or sold their gold, particularly in Europe, and the gold price fell to a low of US$250/oz. Years of persistent selling triggered the Central Bank Gold Agreement of 1999, under which signatories agreed to limit collective sales to 400 tonnes per annum, put a cap on gold leasing and take a disciplined approach to gold futures and options. 

The Agreement delivered two clear benefits: it helped to stabilise the gold price and increased transparency around central bank gold sales. Today, however, sentiment towards gold has been transformed and gold has regained its status as a valuable and highly regarded reserve asset.

In 2018 alone, central banks bought 651 tonnes of gold, up 74% compared to 2017 and the highest level since 1971.

Key Changes

A glance back over the past 20 years highlights some of the key changes in central bank behaviour. 

First, central banks have rapidly and consistently added to their foreign exchange reserves since the Asian crisis of 1998. Reserves are a crucial element in a country’s armoury, providing protection against both domestic and external shocks and acting as a show of confidence to the outside world. Emerging market economies led the charge in this respect, sending worldwide foreign exchange reserves from around US$3 trillion (tn) in 2000 to approximately US$13tn in 2014. Purchases have plateaued over the past five years but still stand at some US$13tn today.

The dollar is the most widely held reserve asset but, according to International Monetary Fund statistics, gold comes third, accounting for 11% of global reserves. Having been net sellers until 2000, central banks have been net buyers ever since. In 2018 alone, central banks bought 651 tonnes of gold, up 74% compared to 2017 and the highest level since 1971. Over the past decade, central banks have purchased more than 4,300 tonnes of gold, taking their total holdings to around 34,000 tonnes today. The trend has continued in 2019, with net purchases reaching 90 tonnes before the end of the first quarter.
Notably too, central bank buying has been geographically diverse. Russia has been the most committed purchaser of gold – acquiring almost 275 tonnes in 2018, the largest amount ever purchased in a single year. China has been consistently adding to its reserves as well, but many other emerging market countries have been accumulating gold over the past year and more, including Hungary, Poland, Egypt, Kazakhstan and India.

The Drivers

What is the rationale behind this renewed interest in gold? First, heightened uncertainty about the global economic and geo-political outlook and second, gold’s intrinsic value as a reserve asset.

Ten years after the Global Financial Crisis, the macro-economic outlook remains fragile and hard to read. In April, the IMF outlook highlighted weakening GDP growth, with risks skewed to the downside. As IMF Chief Economist Gita Gopinath explained, the global economy is at “a delicate moment”. Advanced economies are predicted to grow by just 1.8% in 2019 and 1.7% in 2020, while growth in the Euro area is expected to be even lower, at 1.6% and 1.5% respectively. The emerging market growth trajectory is more solid (4.4% in 2019 and 4.8% in 2020) but risks remain tilted downwards.
Trade tensions are a major unknown. They have already had a negative impact on growth and if the US and China do not reach a genuine truce, the global outlook may worsen further. Fears of retaliation and escalation may hit business investment, supply chains may be disrupted, and productivity may slow across the world stage. The Euro area faces specific challenges too. Business confidence is low, especially in Germany due to the introduction of new fuel emission standards in the auto industry. Fiscal policy is affecting Italian sovereign and commercial bank spreads. And, of course, uncertainty about Brexit persists, particularly as the exit date has now been postponed to October 2019.

Furthermore, global geo-political risks have not abated and may have a negative impact on economic activity. Idiosyncratic risks are increasing too, such as the rise of populist governments in Latin America and across Europe.

What is the rationale behind this renewed interest in gold? First, heightened uncertainty about the global economic and geo-political outlook and second, gold’s intrinsic value as a reserve asset.

Gold Advantages

All these uncertainties accentuate negative market sentiment and drive central bank investors to reallocate their portfolios away from risky assets to safe haven assets.

This is where gold comes into its own, as it fulfils central banks’ three core objectives: safety, liquidity and return.

Gold is well known as a safe haven asset. It carries no credit risk, has little or no correlation with other assets and the price generally increases in times of stress. As such, it offers valuable protection in times of crisis. 

Gold is highly liquid too. It can easily be traded in global market centres, such as London and New York. It can be used in swap transactions to raise liquidity when needed and it can be actively managed by reserve managers.

Gold can also enhance the risk/return profile of a central bank portfolio. Its lack of correlation to other major reserve assets makes it an effective portfolio diversifier and, over the long term, it delivers higher returns than many other assets. 

Explore findings from the World Gold Council’s 2019 Central Bank Gold Reserves Survey

SOURCE: https://www.gold.org/goldhub/research/gold-investor/central-banks-return-to-gold

Lomiko Metals $LMR.ca Looks to Participate in North American Graphite Anode Production for EV Lithium-ion Batteries $DNI.ca $CJC.ca $SRG.ca $NGC.ca $LLG.ca $GPH.ca $NOU.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-Eric at 1:09 PM on Tuesday, July 16th, 2019
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  • Lomiko is in an ideal position to participate in the burgeoning Electric Vehicle market
  • Has the potential to become a North American supplier of graphite materials with La Loutre graphite project located in Quebec, Canada.
  • Graphite is a major and critical material in the manufacture of lithium-ion and other batteries, specifically battery anodes

Vancouver, B.C., July 16, 2019 — July 16, 2019 – Lomiko Metals Inc. (TSX-V: LMR, OTC: LMRMF, FSE: DH8C) (Lomiko or the “Company”) has been keenly watching the lithium-ion battery market in anticipation of identifying an opportunity to participate in the supply of materials for electric vehicles with its La Loutre graphite project located in Quebec, Canada.  Lomiko is focused on advancing the La Loutre graphite property and is looking to deliver a NI 43-101 graphite resource based on the success of its recently completed drilling campaign at the Refractory Zone.  This will add to the previously announced 43-101 graphite resource at the adjacent Graphene-Battery zone announced March, 2016.

A. Paul Gill, CEO states, “Lomiko believes that it is in an ideal position to participate in the burgeoning Electric Vehicle market, with the potential to become a North American supplier of graphite materials, a market currently dominated by foreign supply from China. Graphite is a major and critical material in the manufacture of lithium-ion and other batteries, specifically battery anodes”.

According to Benchmark Minerals, graphite anode demand is set to increase from 194,160 tonnes in 2017 to 1,080,360 tonnes by 2023 and 1,747,800 tonnes by 2028. [Source: INN Graphite Investing News]

On February 4, 2019, Simon Moores of Benchmark Mineral Intelligence raised supply and demand concerns in a submission to the US Senate which was echoed by Energy and Natural Resource Committee Chair Senator Lisa Murkowski in a February 5, 2019 News Release: “In contrast to the energy sector, our nation is headed in the wrong direction on mineral imports. This is our Achilles’ heel that serves to empower and enrich other nations, while costing us jobs and international competitiveness,” Murkowski said. Lomiko brought this crucial opportunity to the attention of shareholders in a February 8, 2019

Recent announcements and cooperation agreements on electric vehicle and self-driving cars between Ford and Volkswagen indicate automakers are taking action to put millions of electric vehicles on the road.  Raw material demand for graphite, lithium and nickel sourced from North American is likely to increase as a result. Ford said its battery electric vehicle rollout will start in 2020 with a performance utility, and it plans to launch 16 battery electric vehicles by 2022.

In other positive developments, Quebec Premier Francois Legault reiterated his commitment to make the Province the ‘Green Battery’ of North America through investments in electric buses and trams while British Columbia Premier John Horgan aims to eliminate all gas-powered cars by 2040.

For more information on Lomiko Metals, review the website at www.lomiko.com, contact A. Paul Gill at 604-729-5312 or email: [email protected] 

On Behalf of the Board,

“A. Paul Gill”

Chief Executive Officer

We seek safe harbor. Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release

A. Paul Gill
Lomiko Metals Inc. (TSX-V: LMR)
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[email protected]

AGORACOM Welcome’s Spyder #Cannabis $SPDR.ca An Established Chain of High-End Vape Stores in Ontario $META $N $NXTTF $WEED

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 9:23 AM on Tuesday, June 18th, 2019

WHY SPYDER CANNABIS?

  • Developed a scalable retail model with aggressive expansion plan to create a significant retail footprint and establishing strategic partners as a top priority
  • Targeted and disciplined retail distribution strategy focusing on high quality, high traffic peripheral areas
  • Focused strategy aimed at vertical, horizontal and geographic diversification with demonstrated operations expertise and proven retail roll-out
  • Announced opening two additional retail stores within the next month for a total of 5 locations

Retail Locations

Spyder will open the new retail locations in the next month located in Niagara Falls at 6474 Lundys Lane and in Pickering at 776 Liverpool Road, Unit 4. The New Retail Locations will, initially, focus on the sale of cannabis accessories, hemp seed oil products, and hemp accessories.

The Lundys Lane Location, two other retail locations that Spyder operates in Burlington and Calgary and a location that it intends to open in Guelph, subject to negotiating satisfactory terms with the landlord, will all be converted into cannabis retail stores as part of the Company’s “Cannabis Turn-Key Strategy”.

Under phase one of the Turn-Key Strategy

  • Spyder intends to operate a number of retail locations that will, in contrast to a number of its competitors, generate revenue by operating as retailers of a variety of non-cannabis products.

Under phase two of the Turn-Key Strategy

  • Spyder will, subject to the receipt of cannabis retail licences from the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario and the Alberta Gaming, Liquor and Cannabis Commission, convert these retailers into cannabis stores at the earliest possible opportunity.
  • The Company believes this strategy will allow it to generate stable revenue streams during the interim period before the stores receive a retail cannabis licence, and will allow the Company to swiftly pivot into the sale of cannabis products once appropriate licences have been received.

Planned Expansion Across 3 Provinces

The Opportunity

Established Product Portfolio

 Hemp-Derived Market Opportunity

Retail Layout

AGORACOM Welcomes North Bud Farms Inc. $NBUD.ca Focusing On Sustainable Low Cost, High Quality Cannabinoid Production

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 8:43 AM on Friday, September 21st, 2018

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WHY NORTH BUD FARMS INC?

  • Canadian regulatory door for CIP (Cannabinoid Infused Products) is opening in 2019
    As shown in other legal jurisdictions (Colorado, Washington, Nevada, California)
  • Infused products sector has become the highest margin segment of the industry
  • Positioned to be a raw input producer for this space
  • Currently working with multiple food, beverage and science companies to provide safe standardized cannabinoid infused raw inputs for large scale GMP manufacturing of products

THE OPPORTUNITY

  • Acquired late stage ACMPR applicant GrowPros
    MMP from Tetra Bio-Pharma (TSXV: TBP)
  • GrowPros MMP application was submitted in November 2014 and is currently in the ‘Confirmation of Readiness’ stage.
  • Phase 1 is located on 95 acres of agricultural farmland in Low, Québec.
  • Option exists to acquire more land if needed
  • Facility will focus on GMP (higher production grade) pharma-grade cultivation and food-grade extracted inputs

LOCATION

SITE DETAILS: LOW COST INFRASTRUCTURE

POSITIONED FOR LEGALIZATION 2.0

  • First mover advantage often becomes first-mover disadvantage
    Examples: AOL, Netscape, Yahoo, BlackBerry
  • Second mover advantage: clearer picture of market and competition
    Examples: Google, Facebook, Amazon, Apple, NORTHBUD

STRATEGIC VERTICALS

Pharma Development

  • North Bud will focus on GMP standardized production to be used by our pharma commercialization partners i.e. Tetra Bio-Pharma We will focus on securing unique strains containing high amounts of specific cannabinoids not typically found in recreational cannabis.

Food Grade Inputs

    • Using our licensed encapsulation technology we will
      engage existing food and beverage companies looking
      to develop product lines containing cannabis.

AGORACOM Welcomes Star Navigation Systems Group $SNA.ca With Real-Time Flight Tracking Technology, Clients Include: Lockheed Martin, CAE, Northrop Grumman Italy

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 12:38 PM on Wednesday, February 28th, 2018

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Why Star Navigation Systems?

STAR-A.D.S.®

  • Real-time worldwide tracking and monitoring systems
    • Clients include: Commercial airlines, Regional and Business aircraft operators

STAR-M.M.I.™

  • Flat Panel and LCD Displays, and Control Units for aerospace and defense operators worldwide
    • Clients include: Lockheed Martin, CAE , Northrop Grumman Italy

Products

STAR-A.D.S.®

  • On-board real-time monitoring and data analysis system that provides a “virtual window into an aircraft”
  • As cost-effective air to ground communication system that automatically and securely transmits flight data and incident alerts.
  • Continuously monitors selected avionics systems on the aircraft from power-on to power-off, instantly analyzes the data, and transmits selected data and any incident alerts, via satellite to the operator.
  • Acts as an early warning system, detecting the earliest signs of potential problems
  • Performs these functions in “real-time” providing essential safety monitoring to the benefit of passengers, aircraft personnel, and ground crew
  • Applications include: Commercial Airlines, Helicopters, Business Aircraft, Assist Search and Rescue by providing last transmitted location
  • Future applications: Emergency Medical Services (airborne and ground vehicles), Land vehicles

STAR-ISMS®-Medevac

Real-Time Telemedicine for Emergency Medical Evacuation by Air Transportation

  • In concept, the STAR-ISMS® would, in real-time, gather, format and transmit the bio-medical data from a patient in transit to the ground medical dispatch center or directly to the hospital where critical treatment is intended, ensuring timely, continuous, immediate and coherent bio data sharing for vital decision making process.
  • Idea has been formalized into a collaborative Research project, supported by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada and the MEDTEQ Consortium, called “Real-Time Telemedicine for Emergency Medical Evacuation by Air Transportation”.
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STAR-M.M.I.

  • STAR developed a wide range of AMLCD flat panel display sizes, with LED Backlights, resolutions and orientations to meet a variety of demanding engineering and environmental challenges.
  • STAR M.M.I.™ capabilities allow to provide customized answers to specific needs for retrofit of man-machine interface on existing fixed-wing or rotary aircraft, as well as military land vehicles. When there is a need to design, manufacture, test display or control units to be inserted in a legacy vehicle or when there is an obsolescence management problem requesting the replacement of old displays, STAR M.M.I.™Â  is ideally positioned to offer a competitive solution.
  • STAR M.M.I.™Â  Displays and control units can be found on multiple platforms retrofitted  worldwide such as the P3C, Mirage fighters, Hawk trainers, various helicopters (Puma , Lynx…) or simulators
  • STAR has entered long term agreement (up to 2021) for repairs and maintenance support with customers such as  Lockheed Martin

Applications include:

  • Tactical displays
  • Radar warning devices
  • Navigational displays
  • Maintenance, Mission & Instrumentation Systems
  • Field communication systems
  • Tactical portable computer display units

 

STAR-T.T.T.

Satellite Flight Tracking:

  • Real-time flight tracking of the aircraft with embedded independent GPS;
  • Displays current latitude, longitude, speed, altitude and heading of the aircraft at customized time intervals;
  • Geo-fencing and real-time alerts

Satellite Voice/Text Communication:

  • Two-way reliable voice communication;
  • Two-way text messaging between the aircraft and ground;
  • Back-up emergency SOS/Distress communication platform

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Cost Effective Real-Time Flight Tracking

Provides the aviation industry with cost effective real-time flight tracking starting from 5 second intervals with a true global coverage using Iridium satellite constellation.

The system at a minimum provides real-time situational awareness along with

  • Lat, Long coordinates
  • Ground speed
  • Heading
  • Altitude
  • Tail number

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AGORACOM Welcomes Kuuhubb KUU.ca – Mobile Video Gaming And Apps For Women; $US 6.2 Million Quarterly Revenues, 33 Million Downloads and 7 Million Monthly Active Users

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 8:42 AM on Wednesday, February 14th, 2018

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Why Kuuhubb?

  • $US 6.2 Million Quarterly Revenues
  • 33 Million Downloads
  • 7 Million Monthly Active Users (MAU)
  • Partnerships: Kellogg’s and Samsung
  • Aggressive Global Growth Plans

The company has identified two niche segments with blockchain based smart contract / transaction functionality, easily integrated into mobile gaming specific platforms.

Portfolio

Kuuhubb has shown strong performance indicators with a steady increase in revenues quarter over quarter.  The company’s flagship app (Recolor) has experienced a steady increase in user downloads.

Recolor (Flagship) Overview

 

Kuuhubb To Acquire Valiance UG

A leading mobile Esports Company and Developer of Blockchain-enabled Gaming Platform

  • Recently Signed term sheet
  • blockchain enabled Valiance esports platform is designed to support both mobile esports competitors and content creators
  • Adding Valiance to company portfolio offers enterance into mobile esports gaming, the fastest growing segment of the multi-billion dollar esports industry

Recently Signed Marketing Collaboration Agreement With Receptiv

Focused on Expanding Global Brand Partnerships For Recolor

  • Receptiv, a leading mobile video advertising company collaborating to bring new brands to Recolor (digital coloring app)
  • Recolor has featured dedicated brand coloring task silos for Kellogg, Fazer, and Lionsgate movies “My Little Pony” and “Wonder
  • On average, brand coloring campaigns on Recolor deliver more than 60 million banner views and 300,000 coloring tasks created by users

Kuuhubb Featured On BNN

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