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BREAKING – PyroGenesis Announces First Order for 3D Printing Powders from a Multinational Conglomerate; Down Payment Received $PYR.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 9:03 AM on Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

  • First Order for 3D Printing Powders from a Multinational Conglomerate; Down Payment Received

MONTREAL, QUEBEC–(April 25, 2017) – PyroGenesis Canada Inc. (http://pyrogenesis.com) (TSX VENTURE:PYR)(OTCQB:PYRNF), a high-tech company (the “Company” or “PyroGenesis”) that designs, develops, manufactures and commercializes plasma waste-to-energy systems and plasma torch products, is pleased to announce today that, further to its press release dated March 30, 2017, it has signed its first contract, and received the down payment, for an order of titanium powder (Ti-6Al-4V) and Inconel from a multinational conglomerate (the “Client”), the name and origin of which will not be disclosed for competitive reasons. Note, this order was placed during the ramp-up phase of the Company’s powder production system (the “System”).

“As previously announced on March 30, 2017, we did not expect this type of interest before ramp-up was complete, and we would have considered any sample orders (i.e. up to 500kg) made before such time to be very significant as this further validates our strategic decision to enter into powder production,” said P. Peter Pascali, President and CEO of PyroGenesis. “This order is a sample order and is most significant in terms of timing and who the Client is, rather than the dollar value itself. The fact that a multinational conglomerate has taken the time to sample our powders before the ramp-up phase is complete is extremely noteworthy. We believe that the contract announced today is just one of many to come. We are very pleased with these developments which we believe underscore the interest in the marketplace for PyroGenesis’ products and unique expertise.”

PyroGenesis’ System uses Plasma Atomization to make small, uniform, fully dense and spherical metal powders that flow like water, and which are highly sought after in the Additive Manufacturing (“AM”) industry.

PyroGenesis is the inventor of Plasma Atomization. The Company first began producing powders using this technology for the biomedical industry between 2001-2004. In 2015, PyroGenesis invested approximately $2MM in improving both the production rate and particle size distribution, which not only led to a patent pending, but also to PyroGenesis’ decision to re-enter the market and produce powders for the AM industry. The System is the first of many PyroGenesis expects to make to address an increasing need for metal powders in the AM industry.1

Additionally, PyroGenesis announces today that it has signed a number of agreements with significant and potential players in the AM industry, wherein the Company is in discussions regarding the possibility of concluding certain business relationships or transactions related to AM, most notably geared to the production of powders.

“These are very exciting times for PyroGenesis,” said Mr. Pascali. “These events seem to further validate our decision to enter the additive manufacturing industry, and although noteworthy, we caution concluding that anything of significance will happen quickly. Discussions take time and we are still in the early phases.”

“The ramp-up phase will continue through the remainder of the second quarter of 2017, of which we note that the operational performance and progress to date far exceed our expectations,” said Pierre Carabin, Chief Technology Officer of PyroGenesis. “Our team remains focused and dedicated to our commitments to deliver high quality powders to the additive manufacturing industry, while continuing to innovate and improve our process which is arguably, already, the gold standard for the industry.”

Finally, as previously announced, the metal powders produced during the ramp-up phase are available for sale. The initial focus is on producing commercially pure Titanium (CP Ti) and Ti-6Al-4V powders; however PyroGenesis is receiving interest for other metal powders as well which it is also attending to.

About PyroGenesis Canada Inc.

PyroGenesis Canada Inc. is the world leader in the design, development, manufacture and commercialization of advanced plasma processes. PyroGenesis provides engineering and manufacturing expertise, cutting-edge contract research, as well as turnkey process equipment packages to the defense, metallurgical, mining, additive manufacturing (3D printing), oil & gas, and environmental industries. With a team of experienced engineers, scientists and technicians working out of our Montreal office and our 3,800 m2 manufacturing facility, PyroGenesis maintains its competitive advantage by remaining at the forefront of technology development and commercialization. Its core competencies allow PyroGenesis to lead the way in providing innovative plasma torches, plasma waste processes, high-temperature metallurgical processes, and engineering services to the global marketplace. Its operations are ISO 9001:2008 certified, and have been ISO certified since 1997. PyroGenesis is a publicly-traded Canadian company on the TSX Venture Exchange (Ticker Symbol: PYR) and on the OTCQB Marketplace (Ticker Symbol: PYRNF). For more information, please visit www.pyrogenesis.com.

This press release contains certain forward-looking statements, including, without limitation, statements containing the words “may”, “plan”, “will”, “estimate”, “continue”, “anticipate”, “intend”, “expect”, “in the process” and other similar expressions which constitute “forward-looking information” within the meaning of applicable securities laws. Forward-looking statements reflect the Company’s current expectation and assumptions, and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties including, but not limited to, our expectations regarding the acceptance of our products by the market, our strategy to develop new products and enhance the capabilities of existing products, our strategy with respect to research and development, the impact of competitive products and pricing, new product development, and uncertainties related to the regulatory approval process. Such statements reflect the current views of the Company with respect to future events and are subject to certain risks and uncertainties and other risks detailed from time-to-time in the Company’s ongoing filings with the securities regulatory authorities, which filings can be found at www.sedar.com, or at www.otcmarkets.com. Actual results, events, and performance may differ materially. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements either as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by applicable securities laws.

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange, its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) nor the OTC Markets Group Inc. accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this press release.

Jerry Heller’s Company Merges With Everlert, Inc. to Create Private Equity Fund for Entertainment Ventures $EVLI.us

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 9:39 PM on Monday, April 24th, 2017

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  • Everlert to merge with JH Media Group, created and developed by the late Jerry Heller
  • In collaboration with legendary music producer Denny Diante and the renowned Jennifer Harper
  • Enables Everlert to underwrite and develop the Intellectual Property Rights included in the merger
  • Includes unpublished Elvis Presley and Tupac tracks

LOS ANGELES, April 24, 2017 – Everlert, Inc. (the “Company”) (OTC:EVLI) today announced that JH Media Group, created and developed by the late Jerry Heller in collaboration with legendary music producer Denny Diante and the renowned Jennifer Harper, has merged with Everlert, Inc., a publicly traded Company, according to Everlert’s CEO, Mark Blankenship.

The merger enables Everlert, Inc. to place the necessary funding in a private equity fund to underwrite and develop the Intellectual Property Rights included in the merger, which include unpublished Elvis Presley and Tupac tracks, according to Mark Blankenship. The private equity fund that will be used to effectuate the merger is Everlert Entertainment Equity Partners, LLC.

Everlert anticipates increased value based upon our merger with JH MEDIA Group and the ongoing efforts of its talented and accomplished CEO Jennifer Harper, who was recently appointed as the new President of Everlert along with the legendary Denny Diante, who was also appointed to the Board,” said Blankenship.

Jennifer Harper created and founded JH Media Group in collaboration with the late Jerry Heller and Denny Diante in 2015 and created a music conglomerate that owns and controls intellectual property rights that have generated substantial revenue for several decades.

“We believe that the tremendous value of the music rights created by Jerry Heller and Denny Diante has the potential of generating significant revenue for Everlert, as well as increasing the value of Everlert exponentially,” said Harper.

Jennifer Harper is a seasoned executive with experience in the fast-paced and ever evolving entertainment industry. She is considered among colleagues as one of the industry’s unique visionaries, specializing in her innovative and strategic thinking. Jennifer attained early success in her profession by her results- oriented attitude and created an elite team of colleagues in the entertainment industry along with her partner, Jerry Heller.

She worked with many major labels and studios within the entertainment industry. Harper has been influential in the music industry for several years and has been involved in multiple entertainment endeavors and has had many songs written and dedicated to her by major artists, such as Joe Elliot (Def Leppard), Peppy Castro (The Blues Magoos, Richie Havens, Jimmy Hendrix), Gregg Sutton (Bob Dylan, Mick Jones, Percy Sledge, Bob Dylan), Artie Kornfeld (Founder of Woodstock), Kokane a.k.a. Jerry B. Long Jr., son of the Legendary Motown writer, Jerry B. Long Sr. (Grammy award winning artist) and a few others.

Jennifer has also had the fortunate opportunity to be mentored and be a partner in JH Media group as the CEO along with the late music industry legend, Jerry Heller. During their many years together, both professionally and personally, Jennifer became Jerry Heller’s business advisor as well as colleague in multiple business endeavors. She is also the COO of a very innovative and progressive project soon to be launched (StreamerZz) founded by the entertainment industry legend Nyhl Henson. Jennifer is also the CEO of Gryphon Media along with partners Kevin Harrington and Everlert’s CEO, Mark Blankenship. She is managing/co-managing and has managed/co-managed multiple acts. Artists including Yung Eazy, the son of the famous rapper Eazy E from N.W.A., Creep-Dogg family to Snoop Dogg and part of the original Dogg Pound Gang alongside Young Nate Dogg. She is also multi-faceted in the genres of music she manages and brands. She had the honor of managing and representing the all-female UK rock band JOANovARC, who are signed to Holier than Thou Records. They currently are in the top ten in Asia, with their song “Say Sayonara,” and are the ONLY all-female rock band to have four songs on the Microsoft Xbox 360 Game Rock Band. They are also sponsored by Gibson Guitars and Harley Davidson and produced by the legendary Stuart Epps who also produces Elton John, Led Zeppelin and Oasis, to name a few. Jennifer recently finalized negotiations to sign a major recording and publishing deal for one of her artists with Warner Music and Chappell Publishing. Jennifer is an Exclusive and Executive Producer and Rights, Publishing & Licensing holder to over 60 songs including unheard and unreleased songs from DPG and pre-Death Row era to other multiple genre of artists such as Michael Jackson, Amy Winehouse and George Clinton.

Jennifer started a non-profit organization very successfully around the world known as: We Are One MCI (Music Collaborative Initiative). This non-profit organization utilized the platform of music, legendary artists and local artists in each community worldwide to donate their experiences through live venues and concerts, to raise money for poverty, homelessness and hunger.

She was also asked in 2014 by the Nobel family, Claes Nobel, from the Nobel Peace Prize name, and co-founder Doug Ivanovich to partner with the organization World Peace One. They are responsible for the Live Aid and Farm Aid and We Are the World concerts. She declined since she had the honor of being asked to become the Agent/Manager, Partner and Colleague to the Legendary Artie Kornfeld, The Father of Woodstock. Jennifer accepted Artie’s offer and together they have been working to preserve and honor the original event which took place 50 years ago by working on the 50th anniversary for 2019 titled “The Spirit of Woodstock-Back to The Garden.”

Jennifer has recently been asked by the former business partner of the legendary Dick Clark, Antonio Gellini, to be the Chairwoman to two major awards shows, The Family Film Awards and The Olympia Awards.

Harper is a graduate of the University of Connecticut with degrees in multiple sciences. She has recently acquired several financial certifications. She is a Member of ASCAP/BMI and TONO, WISE (Women in Sports and Events) National Organization, Woman’s Sports Federation (WSF) and the National Organization for Women (NOW) and a member of the non-profit bi-partisan organization: Common Cause.

Jennifer Harper is endorsed by the following iconic leaders in the entertainment industry who attest to Jennifer’s skills and insights, as follows:

Jerry Heller:

“I have known Jennifer Harper both professionally and personally for many years. She is a completely impressive complex genius. With her tenacity and drive and an unparalleled work ethic. I have watched her resolve almost every aspect of very complex business situations. She is a friend, colleague and a partner. Loyal with a natural confidence to take on any challenge in not just this industry, but in life. Very few can find these qualities. I absolutely believe she can achieve anything she puts her mind to. I am very proud of her,” said Jerry Heller.

The Late Jerry Heller was inducted into The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2015 after a career of managing and finding great acts such as Elton John, Pink Floyd, Journey, Marvin Gaye, Van Morrison, Crosby Stills & Nash, Ike & Tina Turner, Credence Clearwater Revival, Otis Redding, The Who, REO Speedwagon, Black Sabbath, Styx, The Black Eyed Peas, The World Class Wreckin’ Cru, Bone Thugs N’ Harmony, and N.W.A. Jerry Heller was a Partner in JH Media Group.

Denny Diante:

“I have known Jennifer Harper for several years. I met her through our mutual friend Jerry Heller. Jerry and Jennifer were in the process of putting an entertainment company together. They asked if I would like to be part of it and I agreed to help pursue that goal. My opinion of Jennifer is, right from the onset, that she was very bright, well-educated and her intentions were honorable. She had great energy and was very quick to grasp all business opportunities such as funding and most certainly understands the legal aspects of most any contractual negotiation. Very good business judgement as well. She has a big heart and is very loyal to all her friends and colleagues,” said Denny Diante.

Denny Diante is a legendary Producer, Arranger, Engineer, Composer who was named one of Billboard Magazine’s “100 Most Successful Producers in History”. He has created and produced B. B. King, Elton John, Jerry Lee Lewis, Merle Haggard, The Oak Ridge Boys, Glenn Frey, Paul Anna, Ike & Tina Turner, Maxine Nightingale, Grateful Dead, Bob Weir -Kingfish, John Denver, Barbara Streisand, Neil Diamond, Jonnie Mathis, Bill Withers, Deniece Williams, Julio Iglesias, Boston, Bobby Brown, and Sheena Easton.

Lee Abrams:

“Few possess the passion, energy and moxie of Ms. Harper…a formidable combination,” said Lee Abrams. Lee Abrams is the Co-Founder XM Satellite Radio, manager of Yes, The Moody Blues, Steve Winwood, Iron Maiden, Bob Seger and Lee Eric Johnson. In 1993, Newsweek named Lee Abrams as one their “100 cultural elite.”

Nyhl L. Henson:

“Jennifer Harper has the capacity and willingness to organize and manage, and is a formidable female entrepreneur. She is clever in business, can easily adapt to challenges and create and implement effective solutions. She has the unique ability to comprehend complex situations quickly, assess the path to solutions, and get results immediately. As President, her astute creative abilities will serve Everlert and its shareholders well, as it embarks on an expanding slate of entertainment ventures,” said Nyhl L. Henson. Nyhl L. Henson serves on the Board of Directors of Skyboxe and is co-founder of StreamerZz™, a digital content and marketing company. He was the first General Manager of Nickelodeon and helped develop MTV and CMT.

Kevin Harrington:

“Jennifer Harper can create and juggle so many ideas all at once. I support wholeheartedly all her endeavors and I am excited to build business and create a strong team under her leadership. I am excited about the future. We make great partners,” said Kevin Harrington, the Founder of “As Seen On TV.” He is one of the original panel members and investors (“Sharks”) on the ABC TV series Shark Tank.

Artie Kornfeld:

“Regarding Jennifer, I find that Jennifer’s enthusiasm and sharpness have been helpful to my career. She is to me a confidante. I trust and value our close communication,” said Artie Kornfeld. He is the founder, promoter and known as “The Father of Woodstock.” Artie is the First Vice President of Rock at Capitol Records and the Vice President of three other major labels. He wrote over 75 Billboard charted songs, over 150 albums and 40 Gold albums.

Ice-T:

“Jennifer Harper is one of the smartest people I have ever met.  She is a genius,” said Ice-T, Multi-Platinum Rapper and Producer.

Jay Harris:

“In my years knowing Jennifer Harper, I’ve found her to be professional, hardworking, meticulous, and passionate. She fearlessly meets challenges head on, and doesn’t stop until the job is done. She’s the real deal,” said Jay Harris (ESPN Anchor).

James and Nick Cannon:

“Jennifer Harper has been a force in the music industry. Jennifer and Jerry Heller have produced with every major talent in the business. Jennifer has spent her life mastering the craft, making music projects work. Jennifer has had a ringside seat where her business mind brought her into contemporary popular music history and the wonder of the music and movie world. Jennifer has the inside knowledge of the way music is sold and marketed today and in the future which will lead in illuminating the creative thought processes of some of the biggest and most influential young talent the industry or world has yet to see. So, in this world where the big eat the small, Jennifer is aware and has plans for a digital transformation. Recognizing this is the powerful pivot forward that the Nick Cannon Foundation needs. Together we believe that in this fast-digital world, there will always be the potential disruptors ready to jump out. She is one of the rare. Jennifer being a powerful and sexy executive, that knows her business and music works best, and how to be first and progressive is a win, win, win for us,” said James and Nick Cannon (actor, rapper, and host of the fourth season of America’s Got Talent).

Karen Hobert Flynn:  

“For the past three decades, I have known Jennifer Harper as a brilliant and compassionate mother and close friend.  Jennifer has a focused and well-rounded approach to business and life that has nourished and sustained me spiritually.  I truly value every moment and conversation that we share,” said Karen Hobert Flynn, President of Common Cause.

Stephen Craig-Aristei:

“Looks are often deceiving — especially where the worlds of business and entertainment collide. First, Jennifer Harper is a professional. She is possibly one of the most dedicated, focused and determined people I have ever worked with. She is imaginatively creative and thinks both — “inside” and “outside” of the box. She considers all aspects of a project/problem/challenge, in the “immediate” as well as “globally.” She able to get the best out of those she leads because she demands it from herself. She has been able to affect the culture and attitude of everything she does, in a positive way, most often in a very short time. Jennifer has an attitude of excellence and it rubs off on everyone she encounters. I cannot recommend the talents of Jennifer Harper more, other than saying to miss out working with her on any project is a lost opportunity in life,” said Stephen-Craig Aristei, past General Manager of Warner Bros. Music, the second largest music publishing company in the world, and was with the company for over 10 years.

Marcus Hause:

“Jennifer Harper has the capacity & willingness to develop, organize & manage as an entrepreneur. Jennifer is clever in business, Einstein-like and adapts a flair and has a knack for creativity unparalleled on 3 coasts,” said Marcus Hause (C.E.O. of Rockwindow Television Network Inc. and the Producer of Tayrona Entertainment Group as well as the Founder and owner of Beach View Properties, LLC).

Gregg Sutton:

“If I were going to trust my songs and recordings which are all the family I have – I would want Jennifer Harper to do that job. I know her reliability, dedication, knowledge and ability to maintain and preserve Rock and Roll. Not just now but also in the long run. She will and can do so much in many areas of this industry. She is committed to it and sticks to it. An industry game changer and living legend,” said Gregg Sutton (a renowned singer songwriter who has written and played for Dolly Parton, Joe Cocker (wrote six songs), Percy Sledge, Eric Burdon, Joe Bonamasa, Charles & Eddy, and Sam Brown (UK star). He has played with Bob Dylan, Mick Taylor, Eric Clapton, Ian MacClagan, Van Morrison- Lone Justice (with Jimmy Iovine), Lil Steven, and Maria McKee.

JOANovARC:

“Jennifer is a visionary, determined, resourceful, dedicated and forward thinking – an amazing support and inspiration to us girls in JOANovARC from the U.K.,” said JOANovARC (endorsed and sponsored by Black Star amplification, Caz drums, Colin Leslie eyewear, Dean Markley strings and Gibson guitars. Four of their songs feature on the Xbox 360 game Rock Band).

Holly Lane:

“I am excited to hear Jennifer is starting this new venture, she is more than capable. I look forward to watching the company grow,” said Holly Lane (Associate Producer/Project Manager/ Management Consultant GM of Andale Records and Tuff City).

Yung Eazy:

“I met Jennifer Harper a few years ago. I have always valued her unconditionally. She is my number 1 and I’m her number 2. We are always number 1 and 2. She can handle every aspect of this business and she has always seen the potential and talent in me. It drives me wild she’s a boss and her intellect is insane. She sees all I can accomplish and is always so uplifting to me. She is my JH like my Uncle Jerry (Heller) was JH to my father, Eric Wright aka Eazy E of N.W.A. She and Uncle Jerry are so much alike and respected in this business and their loyalty to me and my father. I am just grateful to have the opportunity to have met someone like Jennifer in my life,” says Marquise Dijuan Wright – Yung Eazy (Yung Eazy is a Rap Artist and the son of the late Eric Wright aka Eazy E of N.W.A.).

Michael Frank:

“Jennifer’s leadership and true value is clearly demonstrated by her breadth and depth of industry knowledge. She can credibly discern corporate culture and help further drive progressive forward looking cultures seeking to improve our global footprint. Jennifer’s passion and ambition will surely compliment any company leadership and executive team,” said Michael Frank (the Protege of Rod Temperton, who created Michael Jackson).

Kannon “Caviar” Cross:

“Jennifer is dedicated, diligent, and such a wondrous executive.  She has proven to be one of the most highly sought movers and shakers in the entertainment industry.  She has heart and her drive goes unmatched as she achieves proficiently from project to project,” said Kannon “Caviar” Cross, Multi-Platinum Producer, Vortex Hollywood

Mark Live-Giveand:

“Where do I start?  Jennifer Harper is a Legend and so kind hearted.  I needed help with my Ace business deck…what took me 6 months to do she did in under 6 days.  I had the pleasure to see her and Jerry Heller work and it was art. Their synchronicity was truly amazing to witness.  I honestly know he was and still is the love of her life and she was the love of his.  What lucky people they must have been.  They were each other’s rock.  The haters don’t have a chance because love conquers all and this is the strongest brightest woman I have ever met.  And Jerry Heller would have taken a bullet for her.  He really gave her all his time and unconditional love and support.  She was his one and only…his soulmate.  She had his back until the last days of his fine life.  God bless Jennifer Harper,” said Mark Live-Giveand, Creator & Consultant for Ice-T and the Creator and Consultant producer for The Ice Loves Coco Show on E! Entertainment.

About Everlert, Inc.:

Everlert, Inc. is a provider of strategic management and structured financing services headquartered in Downtown Los Angeles and focused on the two most prominent business sectors in Southern California: Entertainment and Real Estate. The Company provides entertainment related services and projects through its wholly owned subsidiary, Everlert Entertainment Inc. The Entertainment group’s primary objectives are to provide management services, develop and acquire new entertainment content, and provide structural financing solutions to targeted entertainment projects. Everlert is planning on creating real estate opportunities as a developer and operator of a senior assisted living facility in the Inland Empire region of Southern California as well as other high profile projects through Everlert Properties, Inc., another wholly owned subsidiary of the Company. For additional information visit www.everlertinc.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

You should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements in this press release. This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Words such as “will,” “anticipates,” “believes,” “plans,” “goal,” “expects,” “future,” “intends,” and similar expressions are used to identify these forward-looking statements. There are special risks associated with consulting contracts that must be considered when projecting revenue and the long-term value of equity and cash fees. Actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements for many reasons, including the risks we face as described in this press release.

Company Web Site: www.everlertinc.com
Jennifer Harper, President 
Mark Blankenship, CEO
Everlert, Inc.
520 S. Grand Ave, Suite 665
Los Angeles, CA 90071
310-721-8903

Esports en route to becoming an Olympic sport $GMBL.us

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 11:07 AM on Tuesday, April 18th, 2017
  • Alibaba is venturing out of e-commerce and further into esport
  • Company’s sports subsidiary, Alisports, has joined with the Olympic Council of Asia to bring esports to the Asian Games.

Esports will appear at next year’s Games in Indonesia as a “demonstration,” Alibaba said, but will be a medal sport in China’s 2022 Games. The Asian Games are recognised by the International Olympic Committee, meaning in 2022 esports will be an official Olympic sport.

Esports is a growing market that is expected to garner 191 million global enthusiasts by the year’s end, according to research firm Newzoo. As of last April, the industry was worth over $450 million — a number expected to grow to $1 billion by 2019.

That growth is manifesting in many ways. Not only is esports now technically an Olympic sport, the NBA will soon be creating its own esports league, and there are gaming schools to groom the next generation of pros.

Alibaba’s affinity with the market is not new. The company invested $150 million in the International e-Sports Federation last year and organised a worldwide tournament featuring a prize pool of more than $5.5 million.

Source: https://www.cnet.com/news/esports-olympic-games-asia/

AGORACOM Welcomes BetterU Education Corp. (TSX-V:BTRU) with $30M marketing investment deal signed, ability to reach 100M potential learners each week $BTRU.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 4:50 PM on Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

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CONNECTING GLOBAL EDUCATION WITH THE INDIAN MARKETPLACE

WHY BETTERU EDUCATION?

  • Partnering with leading content providers from around the world
  • Promoting / managing quality online education in India
  • Marketplace’ has been designed to represent our educators programs

TIMES OF INDIA PARTNERSHIP

  • betterU signed a 150 Crore (approx $30 million) marketing investment deal with Bennett Coleman Company Ltd. (Times Group)
  • Provides betterU with significant market visibility
  • Enables betterU to be promoted across upwards of 80% of the country by means of newsprint, radio, digital, TV, OHH and Medianet
  • Bringing awareness to marketplace, education partners’ programs to the mass population of the country on a weekly basis.

THE MODEL

  • Provides mass marketing across India (Newsprint, Radio, TV, Digital, and Magazine),
  • Collects all registrations and payments, then through back end coding, connect the learner to the content partner’s course
  • Holds back 20% to 50% of revenues collected as their fee

WHY INDIA

  • Indian Government has mandated to educate and skill up 500 million people by 2022
  • Focused on digitizing the country
  • National Skills Development Corporation has a directive to educate and skill up 150 million people in India
  • Online education is the only way these mandates can be accomplished
  • India is expecting to double in online education sales from $20B to $40B this year.

Investment Highlights

Market: Access to ‘high-barrier to entry’ Indian market through current Indian operations.

First Mover: Potential to become leading “global education marketplace” in India.

Developed Product: GENERATING REVENUE!

Unmatched Variety: Over 6,500 courses available.

Wide Audience: K-12, exam preparation, skills development, higher-ed and more.

Product Expansion Opportunities: B2B, B2C learning and employment solutions.

INFRUSTRUCTURE 

  • Established an Indian entity in order to effectively do business in India
  • Ability to collect from 200 different payment methods in India
  • People on the ground in India
  • Established strong relationships with institutions, training partners and leaders across multiple sectors.

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FORUM: Explor Resources (TSXV:EXS) looking to attract growing numbers of investors in the Chinese mainland markets, as well as domestic Chinese investors $EXS.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 10:12 AM on Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

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A variety of steps are being taken to appeal to the huge, & growing numbers of investors in the Chinese mainland markets, as well as domestic Chinese investors

Rouyn-Noranda, Canada – Some of you may have noticed a little red flag in the corner of the Company’s website. When you click on that, you will see sections of the website in Chinese. Obviously, a variety of steps are being taken to appeal to the huge, & growing numbers of investors in the Chinese mainland markets, as well as domestic Chinese investors. Apparently, regulation has made both physical GOLD, & Bitcoin less attractive investments to the mainland investment community. I believe Dupont is working with an Australian based firm, making decisions about regional advertising to offer an incentive to those prospective investors to take a serious look at EXS/EXSFF/E1H1.

When I last spoke to Chris, he seemed very optimistic about the evolving plan to reach this vast new audience. Adding to the new video contributions to the website, an audio interview was completed over the weekend, and has been disseminated worldwide. You can listen to that at the following link:

http://www.abnnewswire.net/press/en/87833/exs

At, or around the beginning of every month, I’m led to believe an updated video interview will be available to investors, offering updates on the Company’s variety of projects moving forward.

Its intended these will be disseminated on a worldwide basis as well, through syndications like Reuters, Bloomberg, & Google+, to name but a few. The Toronto based www.agoracom.com Investment Website is releasing a full feature story on the massive new Goldcorp mill, and their perceptions of the impact on Explor.

Specifically, they are highlighting the Timmins Porcupine West GOLD deposit, and its obvious importance as a source of GOLD ore to Goldcorp’s 50,000 ton per day mill development. As I pointed out last week, Goldcorp does not have enough local resources to accommodate their new monster facility.

Mainstream media, Investment websites, & Precious Metals newsletters recently seem to be in agreement that GOLD will see higher prices in the near term, reacting to evolving events on the world stage. Some expert commentary even suggests price detachment from the USD, as a hedge against a major retracement, or correction, in many of the major markets.

Having said all that, and trying not to be redundant, the lab has given the Company yet another promise to provide assay results from drilling north of the Glencore Kidd Mine. I’m hoping they keep this one, but I’m not holding my breath. Focused paperwork continues regarding proposed drill plans at the PG-101, the Montrose property, Duparquet (East Bay), as well as completion of the recent financing.

NOTE: This forum commentary was published from a third party source. It has not been verified by the company.
About Explor Resources Inc.:

Explor Resources Inc. (CVE:EXS) (OTCMKTS:EXSFF) (FRA:E1H1) is a Canadian-based natural resources company with mineral holdings in Ontario, Quebec, Saskatchewan and New Brunswick. Explor is currently focused on exploration in the Abitibi Greenstone Belt. The belt is found in both provinces of Ontario and Quebec with approximately 33% in Ontario and 67% in Quebec. The Belt has produced in excess of 180,000,000 ounces of gold and 450,000,000 tonnes of cu-zn ore over the last 100 years. The Corporation was continued under the laws of Alberta in 1986 and has had its main office in Quebec since 2006.

Explor Resources Flagship project is the Timmins Porcupine West (TPW) Project located in the Porcupine mining camp, in the Province of Ontario. Teck Resources Ltd. (NYSE:TECK) is currently conducting an exploration program as part of an earn-in on the TPW property.

Source:

Explor Resources Inc.

Contact:

Explor Resources Inc.
Chris Dupont, Managing Director
T: +1-819-797-4630
F: +1-819-797-1870
E: info@explorresources.com
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The eSports competitive video gaming market continues to attract investors while growing revenues $GMBL.us

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 4:40 PM on Monday, April 10th, 2017
  • Approximately 300 million people worldwide tune in to eSports today, and that number is growing rapidly
  • By 2020, that number will be closer to 500 million

What is eSports? History & Rise of Video Game Tournaments

Years ago, eSports was a community of video gamers who would gather at conventions to play Counter Strike, Call of Duty, or League of Legends.

These multiplayer video game competitions would determine League of Legends champions, the greatest shooters in Call of Duty, the cream of the crop of Street Fighter players, the elite Dota 2 competitors, and more.

But today, as the history of eSports continue to unfold, media giants such as ESPN and Turner are broadcasting eSports tournaments and competitions. And in 2014, Amazon acquired Twitch, the live streaming video platform that has been and continues to be the leader in online gaming broadcasts. And YouTube also wanted to jump on the live streaming gaming community with the creation of YouTube Gaming.

eSports Market Growth Booming

To put in perspective how big eSports is becoming, a Google search for “lol” does not produce “laughing out loud” as the top result. Instead, it points to League of Legends, one of the most popular competitive games in existence. The game has spawned a worldwide community called the League of Legends Championship Series, more commonly known as LCS or LOL eSports.

What started as friends gathering in each other’s homes to host LAN parties and play into the night has become an official network of pro gaming tournaments and leagues with legitimate teams, some of which are even sponsored and have international reach. Organizations such as Denial, AHQ, and MLG have multiple eSports leagues.

And to really understand the scope of all this, consider that the prize pool for the latest Dota 2 tournament was more than $20 million.

Websites even exist for eSports live scores to let people track the competitions in real time if they are unable to watch. There are even fantasy eSports leagues similar to fantasy football, along with the large and growing scene of eSports betting and gambling.

So it’s understandable why traditional media companies would want to capitalize on this growing trend just before it floods into the mainstream. Approximately 300 million people worldwide tune in to eSports today, and that number is growing rapidly. By 2020, that number will be closer to 500 million.

eSports Industry Analysis – The Future of the Competitive Gaming Market

Financial institutions are starting to take notice. Goldman Sachs valued eSports at $500 million in 2016 and expects the market will grow at 22% annually compounded over the next three years into a more than $1 billion opportunity.

And industry statistics are already backing this valuation and demonstrating the potential for massive earnings. To illustrate the market value, market growth, and potential earnings for eSports, consider Swedish media company Modern Times Group’s $87 million acquisition of Turtle Entertainment, the holding company for ESL. YouTube has made its biggest eSports investment to date by signing a multiyear broadcasting deal with Faceit to stream the latter’s Esports Championship Series. And the NBA will launch its own eSports league in 2018.

Of course, as with any growing phenomenon, the question becomes: How do advertisers capitalize? This is especially tricky for eSports because of its audience demographics, which is young, passionate, male-dominated, and digital-first. They live online and on social media, are avid ad-blockers, and don’t watch traditional TV or respond to conventional advertising.

So what will the future of eSports look like? How high can it climb? Could it reach the mainstream popularity of baseball or football? How will advertisers be able to reach an audience that does its best to shield itself from advertising?

Robert Elder, research analyst for BI Intelligence, Business Insider’s premium research service, has compiled an unparalleled report on the eSports ecosystem that dissects the growing market for competitive gaming. This comprehensive, industry-defining report contains more than 30 charts and figures that forecast audience growth, average revenue per user, and revenue growth.

Companies and organizations mentioned in the report include: NFL, NBA, English Premier League, La Liga, Bundesliga, NHL, Paris Saint-Germain, Ligue 1, Ligue de Football, Twitch, Amazon, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, ESPN, Electronic Arts, EA Sports, Valve, Riot Games, Activision Blizzard, ESL, Turtle Entertainment, Dreamhack, Modern Times Group, Turner Broadcasting, TBS Network, Vivendi, Canal Plus, Dailymotion, Disney, BAMTech, Intel, Coca Cola, Red Bull, HTC, Mikonet

Here are some eSports industry facts and statistics from the report:

  • eSports is a still nascent industry filled with commercial opportunity.
  • There are a variety of revenue streams that companies can tap into.
  • The market is presently undervalued and has significant room to grow.
  • The dynamism of this market distinguishes it from traditional sports.
  • The audience is high-value and global, and its numbers are rising.
  • Brands can prosper in eSports by following the appropriate game plan.
  • Game publishers approach their Esport ecosystems in different ways.
  • Successful esport games are comprised of the same basic ingredients.
  • Digital streaming platforms are spearheading the popularity of eSports.
  • Legacy media are investing into eSports, and seeing encouraging results.
  • Traditional sports franchises have a clear opportunity to seize in eSports.
  • Virtual and augmented reality firms also stand to benefit from eSports.

In full, the report illuminates the business of eSports from four angles:

  • The gaming nucleus of eSports, including an overview of popular esport genres and games; the influence of game publishers, and the spectrum of strategies they adopt toward their respective esport scenes; the role of eSports event producers and the tournaments they operate.
  • The eSports audience profile, its size, global reach, and demographic, psychographic, and behavioral attributes; the underlying factors driving its growth; why they are an attractive target for brands and broadcasters; and the significant audience and commercial crossover with traditional sports.
  • eSports media broadcasters, including digital avant-garde like Twitch and YouTube, newer digital entrants like Facebook and traditional media outlets like Turner’s TBS Network, ESPN, and Canal Plus; their strategies and successes in this space; and the virtual reality opportunity.
  • eSports market economics, with a market sizing, growth forecasts, and regional analyses; an evaluation of the eSports spectacle and its revenue generators, some of which are idiosyncratic to this industry; strategic planning for brand marketers, with case studies; and an exploration of the infinite dynamism and immense potential of the eSports economy.

Source: http://www.businessinsider.com/esports-market-growth-ready-for-mainstream-2017-3

American Creek Provides Update on Joint Venture Partner Tudor Gold’s Treaty Creek Project Progress $AMK.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 9:13 AM on Wednesday, April 5th, 2017

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  • Provided update outlining the significant progress and future 2017 plans at the Treaty Creek JV Project located in BC’s “Golden Triangle” immediately north of Seabridge Gold’s KSM project and in the same region as Pretivm’s Brucejack project

CARDSTON, ALBERTA–(April 5, 2017) - American Creek Resources Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:AMK) (“American Creek”) is pleased to report that operator Tudor Gold Corp. (“Tudor”) has provided an update outlining the significant progress and future 2017 plans at the Treaty Creek JV Project located in BC’s “Golden Triangle” immediately north of Seabridge Gold’s KSM project and in the same region as Pretivm’s Brucejack project.

Tudor, in yesterday’s news release, provided background, summarized 2016 exploration progress and developments, and outlined the main goals for the 2017 Treaty Creek program (click here for Tudor news release).

Significant achievements in 2016 included:

  1. Successfully conducting an MT survey over a large portion of the property utilizing the exact same technology (and same geophysicist) that was key to the discovery of Seabridge’s several deposits located immediately to the south of the Treaty Creek property.
  2. Significantly expanding the known gold zone around American Creek’s previous Copper Belle discovery hole.

Regarding the success of the MT survey, Tudor included the following in their news release:

The current understanding of the model generated by the 2016 MT survey suggests these things:

  1. The geology underlying the encouraging assays generated by the 2007, 2009, and 2016 drilling in the Copper Belle zone extends over a larger area than has yet been tested through diamond-drilling. The survey suggests the mineralization in the Copper Belle zone might extend for as much as seven hundred meters in the near-surface zone (less than 600 m depth), at it might extend for up to one kilometer at greater depths,
  2. The geology underlying the encouraging assays generated by the 2007 and 2009 drilling in the GR2 zone extends over a larger area than has yet been tested through diamond-drilling and might extend for several hundred meters,
  3. The geology underlying the encouraging assays generated by the 2007, 2009, and 2016 drilling in the Copper Belle zone extends towards the Seabridge Gold Iron Cap deposit.

Regarding Tudor’s 2017 Treaty Creek exploration goals, Tudor included the following in their news release:

  1. Carry out diamond drilling in the Copper Belle zone to both the south and north of prior drilling with the goal of developing a preliminary resource estimate for a low-grade bulk deposit along a strike length of approximately 1000 m,
  2. Carry out diamond drilling in the GR2 zone with the goal of determining how much further drilling or other exploration is required to develop a preliminary resource estimate for that zone, and
  3. Carry out diamond drilling to confirm that the mineralization in the Copper Belle zone extends towards the adjacent Seabridge Gold Inc. Iron Cap deposit.

The precise details of how these drilling programs will be carried out are still being developed.

In addition to these drilling programs, Tudor Gold is also considering further exploration work in the Konkin Gold zone where early exploration produced grab samples, chip samples and trenching samples carrying in excess of 28 ounces of gold per tonne (these historical results are taken from a 1987 Assessment Report submitted to the provincial government by Mr. Cremonese, P. Eng., president of Teuton Resources Corp.; these historical results have not been independently verified by Tudor Gold). Tudor Gold is of the view that further exploration work will be beneficial in understanding the geology and mineralization of the Konkin Gold zone.

Darren Blaney, President and CEO of American Creek stated: “Tudor’s 2016 work at Treaty was a great success and really sets the stage for future advancement including Tudor’s stated goal of developing a Copper Belle preliminary resource estimate in 2017. We are excited about the plans being formulated for the upcoming season. Further adding to the excitement is Seabridge Gold’s plan to conduct an extensive drill program on the Deep Iron Cap zone following up on their spectacular drill hole IC-16-62 from last summer. The Iron Cap is within 1 km of the claim boundary of the Treaty Creek property.”

The Treaty Creek Project is a joint venture between Tudor, Teuton Resources Corp., and American Creek. Tudor is the operator and holds a 60% interest with both American Creek and Teuton each holding respective 20% carried interests in the property (fully carried until a production notice is given).

About American Creek

American Creek holds a strong portfolio of gold and silver properties in British Columbia. The portfolio includes three “Golden Triangle” gold/silver properties; the Treaty Creek and Electrum joint ventures with Tudor as well as the 100% owned past producing Dunwell Mine. Other properties held throughout BC include the Gold Hill, Austruck-Bonanza, Ample Goldmax, Silver Side, Red Tusk and Glitter King.

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

Kelvin Burton
403-752-4040
info@americancreek.com
www.americancreek.com

Monarques Gold intersects 17.1 g/t Au over 5.9 metres (19.4 feet) on Gold Bug (Croinor Gold) $MQR.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 2:00 PM on Tuesday, April 4th, 2017

Drilling confirms that the shear corridor is mineralized over a width of 15 metres, to a vertical depth of at least 115 metres

MONTREAL, April 4, 2017MONARQUES GOLD CORPORATION (“Monarques” or the “Corporation”) (TSX-V: MQR) (FRANKFURT: MR7) is pleased to announce the results of drilling in the Gold Bug area, which lies less than 500 metres from the Croinor Gold deposit.

The 2017 drilling program on Gold Bug was aimed at testing the gold-bearing potential of the zone discovered by the Corporation in January, when Hole CR-16-521 returned an intersection of 8.41 g/t Au over 25 metres (see press release dated January 24, 2017).

Drilling has confirmed that the shear corridor contains anomalous to economic gold grades over a width of about 15 metres, to a vertical depth of at least 115 metres. Hole CR-17-532 intersected 6.96 g/t Au over 15 metres (see plan view), including 17.1 g/t Au over 5.9 metres. That intersection, as well as those from Holes CR-17-526 and CR-17-533, confirms that the shear corridor intersected near surface in Hole CR-16-521 is about 15 metres wide. In addition, Holes CR-17-527 and CR-17-528 returned 0.27 g/t Au over 8.6 metres (from 101.1 to 109.7 metres) and 0.97 g/t Au over 6.7 metres (from 158.1 to 164.8 metres), respectively, demonstrating that the shear corridor extends to a vertical depth of approximately 115 metres. The shear corridor remains open along strike and at depth.

“The results for Gold Bug show increasingly attractive economic gold potential due to the width and depth of the gold-bearing structure discovered in January,” said Jean-Marc Lacoste, President and Chief Executive Officer of Monarques. “We believe that this area could eventually add to the resource for the Croinor Gold project. A key advantage at Gold Bug is that the structure lies close to surface, and could therefore be mined more easily, at a lower cost. This area will remain a high-priority drill target, with further testing of the structure along strike and at depth.”

The following table shows the results for the 2017 drilling program on Gold Bug:

Hole

From (m)

To (m)

Length (m)

Au (g/t)

CR-17-526

   Including

35.8

41.0

51.2

44.2

15.4

3.2

0.69

2.49

CR-17-527

   Including

101.1

101.1

109.7

104.8

8.6

3.7

0.27

0.45

CR-17-528

   Including

158.1

159.5

164.8

161.9

6.7

2.4

0.97

1.73

CR-17-529

166.3

168.3

2.0

0.10

CR-17-530

106.7

107.7

1.0

0.37

CR-17-531

   Including

43.9

49.3

49.8

49.8

5.9

0.5

0.29

2.22

CR-17-532

   Including

21.0

21.0

36.0

26.9

15.0

5.9

6.96

17.07

CR-17-533

   Including

43.3

46.3

61.9

49.5

18.6

3.2

0.63

2.04

 

The widths shown are core lengths; true width cannot be estimated. High grades were cut to 70 g/t, which is the cutoff grade used to calculate the resource estimate for the Croinor Gold deposit.

The technical and scientific content of this press release has been reviewed and approved by Donald Trudel, P.Geo., B.Sc., the Corporation’s Qualified Person under National Instrument 43-101.

Sampling normally consisted of sawing the core into two equal halves along its main axis and shipping one of the halves to the ALS Minerals laboratory in Val-d’Or for assaying. The samples are crushed, pulverized and assayed by fire assay with atomic absorption finish. Results exceeding 3.0 g/t are re-assayed using the gravity method, and samples containing gold grains are assayed using the metallic sieve method. Monarques has established a full QA/QC protocol, including the insertion of standards, blanks and duplicates.

ABOUT MONARQUES GOLD CORPORATION

Monarques Gold is a growing junior gold company focused on becoming the leading explorer and developer of gold properties in the Val-d’Or/Abitibi gold camp in Quebec, Canada. The Corporation currently has approximately 200 km² of gold exploration properties (see map) along the Cadillac Break, as well as its main asset, the Croinor Gold mine, which has great potential to become a producing mine. Monarques Gold is well financed and has close to $9 million in credits from Quebec’s Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources.

(Watch our latest Corporate Video)

Forward-Looking Statements

The forward-looking statements in this press release involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause Monarques’ actual results, performance and achievements to be materially different from the results, performance or achievements expressed or implied therein. Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services. Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this press release.

SOURCE Monarques Gold Corporation

 

To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit: http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/April2017/04/c5950.html

Jean-Marc Lacoste, President and CEO, 1-888-994-4465 x 201, jm.lacoste@monarquesgold.com, www.monarquesgold.comCopyright CNW Group 2017

Tetra Bio-Pharma and IntelGenx Announce the Signing of a Definitive Agreement for the Development and Commercialization of a Dronabinol XL Tablet $TBP.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 8:45 AM on Monday, April 3rd, 2017

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  • Signed definitive agreement for the development and commercialization of a drug product containing the cannabinoid Dronabinol
  • for the management of anorexia and cancer chemotherapy-related pain
  • U.S. cancer pain market is expected to reach $5 billion in 2018

OTTAWA, ONTARIO–(April 3, 2017) - Tetra Bio-Pharma Inc. (“Tetra“) (CSE:TBP)(OTC PINK:GRPOF) and IntelGenx Corp. (“IntelGenx”) (TSX VENTURE:IGX)(OTCQX:IGXT), today announced the signing of a definitive agreement for the development and commercialization of a drug product containing the cannabinoid Dronabinol (the “Product”) for the management of anorexia and cancer chemotherapy-related pain. The U.S. cancer pain market is expected to reach $5 billion in 2018. This definitive agreement follows the binding term sheet between the two companies that was announced on February 9, 2017.

Pursuant to the definitive agreement, Tetra has exclusive rights to sell the Product in North America, with a right of first negotiation for territories outside of the United States and Canada. Tetra will make an upfront payment to IntelGenx, in addition to set future milestone and royalty payments, based on the completion of an efficacy study, approvals from the U.S. Food and Drug Association (“FDA”) and Health Canada, and the commercial launch of the Product. IntelGenx will be responsible for the research and development of the Product, including clinical studies, and will develop the product as an oral mucoadhesive tablet based on its proprietary AdVersa® controlled-release technology. Tetra will be responsible for funding the product development, and will own and control all regulatory approvals, including the related applications, and any other marketing authorizations. Tetra will also be responsible for all aspects of commercializing the Product.

“We are pleased to announce the closing of the definitive agreement with IntelGenx and look forward to working very hard with them to bring this much-needed product to patients suffering from cancer pain,” said Andre Rancourt, CEO of Tetra Bio-Pharma Inc. “The execution of this agreement is just the beginning for Tetra as we look forward to aggressively concluding future agreements as we build a leading bio-pharmaceutical organization focused on developing medicinal cannabis as pharmaceutical drugs.”

“The U.S. cancer pain market is expected to reach $5 billion in 2018, and the quick growing medical cannabis industry is poised to capture a signature portion of that opportunity,” said Dr. Horst G. Zerbe, President and CEO of IntelGenx. “We are pleased to be working with Tetra to bring this much-needed cannabinoid product to North American patients suffering from anorexia and cancer chemotherapy-related pain.”

Background Information: 

There are many clinical problems associated with the use of currently available form of Dronabinol in patients with anorexia and cancer chemotherapy-related pain. It has been demonstrated that psychoactive drugs exert their euphoria, and other psychoactive effects, when the blood levels of the drug rapidly increase. The pharmacokinetic profile of tetrahydrocannabinol (“THC”) and its metabolite increases the abuse potential of cannabinoids like Dronabinol. The significant advantage of an oral mucoadhesive tablet based on IntelGenx’ proprietary AdVersa® controlled-release technology is that it can be adjusted to achieve a predetermined drug release pattern by increasing the residence time, promoting intimate contact with the mucosal tissue and increasing the bioadhesive properties of the dosage form. It is believed that, by deploying this technology in the controlled-release of THC, a longer time release of the drug will be achieved and, thereby, a rapid increase in the blood will be avoided. There will also potentially be improved bioavailability and reduced gastro-intestinal side effects, making a sustained-release THC product a promising alternative in the battle for the reduction of opioids in patients with chronic pain.

About IntelGenx:

IntelGenx is a leading oral drug delivery company primarily focused on the development and manufacturing of innovative pharmaceutical oral films based on its proprietary VersaFilm™ technology platform. Established in 2003, the Montreal-based company is listed on the TSX-V and OTC-QX.

IntelGenx highly skilled team provides comprehensive pharmaceuticals services to pharmaceutical partners, including R&D, analytical method development, clinical monitoring, IP and regulatory services. IntelGenx state-of-the art manufacturing facility, established for the VersaFilm™ technology platform, supports lab-scale to pilot and commercial-scale production, offering full service capabilities to our clients. More information is available about the company at: www.intelgenx.com.

About Tetra Bio Pharma: 

Tetra Bio Pharma is a multi subsidiary publicly traded company (CSE:TBP) (OTC PINK:GRPOF) engaged in the development of Bio Pharmaceuticals and Natural Health Products containing Cannabis and other medicinal plant based elements.

Tetra Bio Pharma is focused on combining the traditional methods of medicinal cannabis use with the supporting scientific validation and safety data required for inclusion into the existing bio pharma industry by regulators physicians and insurance companies. More information is available about the company at: www.tetrabiopharma.com.

The Canadian Securities Exchange (“CSE”) has not reviewed this news release and does not accept responsibility for its adequacy or accuracy.

Forward-looking statements

Some statements in this release may contain forward-looking information. All statements, other than of historical fact, that address activities, events or developments that the Company believes, expects or anticipates will or may occur in the future (including, without limitation, statements regarding potential acquisitions and financings) are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are generally identifiable by use of the words “may”, “will”, “should”, “continue”, “expect”, “anticipate”, “estimate”, “believe”, “intend”, “plan” or “project” or the negative of these words or other variations on these words or comparable terminology. Forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond the Company’s ability to control or predict, that may cause the actual results of the Company to differ materially from those discussed in the forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from current expectations include, among other things, without limitation, the inability of the Company, through its wholly-owned subsidiary, GrowPros MMP Inc., to obtain a licence for the production of medical marijuana; failure to obtain sufficient financing to execute the Company’s business plan; competition; regulation and anticipated and unanticipated costs and delays, and other risks disclosed in the Company’s public disclosure record on file with the relevant securities regulatory authorities. Although the Company has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from those described in forward-looking statements, there may be other factors that cause results or events not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. Readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements included in this news release are made as of the date of this news release and the Company does not undertake an obligation to publicly update such forward-looking statements to reflect new information, subsequent events or otherwise unless required by applicable securities legislation.

Tetra Bio-Pharma Inc.
Edward Miller
Vice President, IR & Corporate Communications
edward@tetrabiopharma.com
(343) 689-0714
www.tetrabiopharma.com

HPQ Silicon Resources Provides Update on Spin out of Beauce Gold Project, Listing and Distribution to Shareholders $HPQ.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 9:33 AM on Friday, March 31st, 2017

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  • Patrick Levasseur, President and COO of HPQ Silicon stated, “The spin out of our gold assets into Beauce Gold Fields is nearing completion and will prove to be worth the wait for our shareholders and everyone who will benefit from it. The recent signing of our MOU with Golden Hope Mines regarding the Bellechasse-Timmins Gold Deposit allows us to now focus our efforts to spin out Beauce Gold Fields. The TSX-V has received documentation therefore we are now waiting for a positive response of this documentation. We are eager for Beauce Gold Fields to be an independently trading entity that unlocks the true value of our gold assets.”

MONTREAL, QUEBEC–(March 31, 2017) - HPQ-Silicon Resources Inc. (TSX VENTURE:HPQ) (FRANKFURT:UGE) (OTC PINK:URAGF) wishes to provide to its shareholders an update regarding the spin out of its Beauce Gold Project into Beauce Gold Fields Inc. (“BGF”) and its application for listing on the Canadian Securities Exchange (“CSE”).

Patrick Levasseur, President and COO of HPQ Silicon stated, “The spin out of our gold assets into Beauce Gold Fields is nearing completion and will prove to be worth the wait for our shareholders and everyone who will benefit from it. The recent signing of our MOU with Golden Hope Mines regarding the Bellechasse-Timmins Gold Deposit allows us to now focus our efforts to spin out Beauce Gold Fields. The TSX-V has received documentation therefore we are now waiting for a positive response of this documentation. We are eager for Beauce Gold Fields to be an independently trading entity that unlocks the true value of our gold assets.”

PROPOSED DISTRIBUTION OF BEAUCE GOLD FIELDS SHARES TO HPQ SILICON SHAREHOLDERS

Once HPQ receives notice of the acceptance of its documents by the TSX-V, we will complete the final documentation for our CSE listing. At that point, we will announce the proposed distribution of BGFI shares, the record date on which HPQ shareholders will qualify to receive such shares and the proposed listing date of BGFI. BGFI would issue 25.1 million shares of its share capital to HPQ in consideration of the sale of the Beauce-Placer-Fancamp claims, the Beauce Placer claims and the exploration and extraction rights for precious and base metals on the Roncevaux property. The per share value currently being considered for BGFI is $0.10. The proposed distribution of the shares will be done under a three year escrow. 10% of the shares should be releaseded upon listing, and 15% should then be released every 6 months afterwards, effectively shareholders should receive 40% of their BGFI shares during the first year.

ADDITIONAL SPIN OUT MATTERS

The following actions have been completed in relation to the spin out:

  1. HPQ has entered into an agreement to grant to BGF the Gold, Precious metals and base metals exploration and extraction rights on the Roncevaux property in exchange for a 5% NSR on such production and the issuance of 100,000 shares.
  2. HPQ has entered into an agreement selling the Beauce-Placer-Fancamp claims and the Beauce Placer claims, the Beauce Gold Project, and the Real Estate lots relating thereto, in exchange for 25 million shares
  3. The Corporation has received and filed on SEDAR both the updated National Instrument 43-101-compliant report on the Beauce Placer Project, as well as, a NI 43-101-compliant report on the Roncevaux property.
  4. The Board of Directors of Beauce Gold Fields Inc has been nominated and is composed of:
  • Dr.Vivian Stuart-Williams, M. Sc. Geo. SACNASPS
  • Mr. Michael Flanagan, P. Geo (Québec)
  • Mr. Marc-André Drapeau, ing.
  • Mr. Bernard Tourillon
  • Mr. Patrick Levasseur
  1. The Officers of BGFI have nominated and will be composed of:
  • Mr. Bernard Tourillon, Chairman and CEO
  • Mr. Patrick Levasseur, President and COO
  • Mr. François Rivard, Chief Financial Officer
  1. The Corporation has filed with the TSX-Venture Exchange the necessary documents regarding the various claims sales, the real estate lots and exploration and extraction rights Agreements..

CAPITAL RAISE

Concurrently with the listing process on CSE Exchange, BGF is in the process of raising in excess of $400,000 to qualify for listing. This will enable the Corporation to meet its working capital obligations as well as most of its first year exploration needs.

About HPQ Silicon

HPQ Silicon Resources Inc is a TSX-V listed junior exploration company planning to become a vertically integrated and diversified High Value Silicon Metal (99.9+% Si), and Solar Grade Silicon Metal (99.999+% Si) producer.

Our business model is focused on developing a one step High Purity and Solar Grade Silicon Metal manufacturing process (patent pending) and becoming a vertically – integrated Solar Grade Silicon producer that can generate high yield returns and significant free cash flow within a relatively short time line.

About Beauce Gold Fields

Beauce Gold Fields (BGF) is a wholly own subsidiary of HPQ Silicon. HPQ is in the process of “Spinning Out” Beauce Gold Fields into a new publicly trading junior gold company. The Beauce Gold property will become the property of merit of BGF.

The Beauce Gold project is a unique, historically prolific gold field located in the municipality of Saint-Simon-les-Mines in the Beauce region of Southern Quebec. Comprising of a block of claims 100 per cent owned by HPQ, the project area hosts a six-kilometre-long unconsolidated gold-bearing sedimentary unit (a lower saprolite and an upper brown diamictite) holding the largest historical placer gold deposit in eastern North America. The gold in saprolite indicates a close proximity to a bedrock source of gold, providing significant potential for further exploration discoveries.

Property highlights

  • Certificate of authorizations (CA) allowing the start of first phase mining activities on the Rang Chaussegros sector of the Beauce gold project;
  • Polygonally calculated gold exploration target for the entire historical placer channel ranging between 61,000 ounces (2.2 million cubic metres at 0.87 gram of gold per cubic metre) and 366,000 ounces (2.2 million cubic metres at 5.22 grams of gold per cubic metre);
  • Significant potential for further exploration discoveries; geology suggest a proximate bedrock source of gold;
  • 176 acres of real estate 100 per cent owned by HPQ;
  • The property once held four historical gold mining operations;
  • The property produced the largest gold nuggets in Canadian mining history (St-Onge nugget, 43 ounces; McDonald nugget, 45 ounces; Kilgour nugget, 51 ounces).

Disclaimers:

This press release contains certain forward-looking statements, including, without limitation, statements containing the words “may”, “plan”, “will”, “estimate”, “continue”, “anticipate”, “intend”, “expect”, “in the process” and other similar expressions which constitute “forward-looking information” within the meaning of applicable securities laws. Forward-looking statements reflect the Company’s current expectation and assumptions, and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties including, but not limited to, our expectations regarding the acceptance of our products by the market, our strategy to develop new products and enhance the capabilities of existing products, our strategy with respect to research and development, the impact of competitive products and pricing, new product development, and uncertainties related to the regulatory approval process. Such statements reflect the current views of the Company with respect to future events and are subject to certain risks and uncertainties and other risks detailed from time-to-time in the Company’s on-going filings with the securities regulatory authorities, which filings can be found at www.sedar.com. Actual results, events, and performance may differ materially. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements either as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by applicable securities laws.

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

Shares outstanding: 168 387 616

Patrick Levasseur
President and COO
(514) 262-9239
www.HPQSilicon.com