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Innocan Pharma’s $INNO.ca Clinical Study in the US Indicates that More than 90% of Participants Experienced Pain Reduction After Using Innocan’s Relief &Go OTC Pain Relief Spray $CGC.ca $APHA $OVAT.ca $KHRN.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 4:11 PM on Monday, October 19th, 2020
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  • Study indicates that more than 90 % of participants experienced reduction in pain after using Innocan’s Relief & Go OTC Pain Relief Spray
  • The clinical study was conducted on 18 participants: 10 participants with chronic pain and 8 participants with pain associated with other circumstances
  • Most participants described their pain before using the spray as throbbing and uncomfortable and a few described their pain as distressing

Herzliya, Israel and Calgary, Alberta–(October 19, 2020) – Innocan Pharma Corporation (CSE: INNO) (FSE: IP4) (the “Company” or “Innocan“), is pleased to announce today a Clinical Study, conducted by Dr. Josef Geldwert and the Center for Podiatric Care & Sports Medicine in New York. The study indicates that more than 90 % of participants experienced reduction in pain after using Innocan’s Relief & Go OTC Pain Relief Spray. The clinical study was conducted on 18 participants: 10 participants with chronic pain and 8 participants with pain associated with other circumstances. Most participants described their pain before using the spray as throbbing and uncomfortable and a few described their pain as distressing. The location of the pain varied from the upper extremities of the back to the lower extremities and feet.

After 20 minutes 83% of participants noticed immediate improvement in pain.
After 60
 minutes 95% of participants noted relief from pain.
After 24 hours almost 90%
 noted relief from pain.

15 of the 18 participants would recommend the Relief and GO pain spray.


Relief and GO Pain Spray

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The Center for Podiatric Care & Sports Medicine in New York specializes in treating chronic problems resulting from sports injuries and active lifestyles.

Dr. Josef Geldwert has over 40 years of experience in foot surgery, biomechanics, and sports injuries. In addition, he has been a medical authority to numerous professional sports teams.

In addition, Dr. Geldwert serves as advisor on Innocan Pharma’s Scientific Advisory committee.

Innocan Pharma’s Relief & Go Pain Relief Spray is a patent pending Over-The-Counter solution designed to relieve pain by combing three different mechanisms in one product: Menthol and Methyl salicylate with CBD and Magnesium.

Dr. Josef Geldwert stated, “I have been following up with patients who I have been seeing for foot and ankle related problems that have been using Relief and Go Pain Relief Spray, and their responses have been positive. I am impressed by how well patients have been doing with a non-prescriptive OTC pain relief spray.”

“We are thrilled that our clinical test yielded such promising results,” says Ms. Iris Bincovich, Chief Executive Officer of Innocan, “Our unique approach and deep experience is exemplified in these impressive results that I’m certain are only the beginning.”

About Innocan

Innocan Israel, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company, is a pharmaceutical tech company that focuses on the development of several drug delivery platforms containing CBD. Innocan Israel and Ramot at Tel Aviv University, are collaborating on a new, revolutionary exosome-based technology that targets both central nervous system (CNS) indications and the Covid-19 Corona Virus using CBD. CBD-loaded exosomes hold the potential to help in the recovery of infected lung cells. This product, which is expected to be administrated by inhalation, will be tested against a variety of lung infections.

Innocan Israel signed a worldwide exclusive license agreement with Yissum, the commercial arm of The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, to develop a CBD drug delivery platform based on a unique-controlled release liposome to be administrated by injection. Innocan Israel plans, together with Professor Berenholtz Head of the Laboratory of Membrane and Liposome Research of The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, to test the liposome platform on several potential indications. Innocan Israel is also working on a dermal product that integrates CBD with other pharmaceutical ingredients as well as the development and sale of CBD-integrated pharmaceuticals, including, but not limited to, topical treatments for the relief of psoriasis symptoms as well as the treatment of muscle pain and rheumatic pain. The founders and officers of Innocan Israel each have commercially successful track records in the pharmaceutical and technology sectors in Israel and globally.

For further information, please contact:

Innocan Pharma Corporation
Iris Bincovich, CEO
+972-54-3012842
[email protected]

NEITHER THE CANADIAN SECURITIES EXCHANGE NOR ITS REGULATION SERVICES PROVIDER HAVE REVIEWED OR ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE ADEQUACY OR ACCURACY OF THIS RELEASE.

Caution regarding forward-looking information

Certain information set forth in this news release, including, without limitation, information regarding the markets, requisite regulatory approvals and the anticipated timing for market entry, is forward-looking information within the meaning of applicable securities laws. By its nature, forward-looking information is subject to numerous risks and uncertainties, some of which are beyond Innocan’s control. The forward-looking information contained in this news release is based on certain key expectations and assumptions made by Innocan, including expectations and assumptions concerning the anticipated benefits of the products, satisfaction of regulatory requirements in various jurisdictions and satisfactory completion of requisite production and distribution arrangements.

Forward-looking information is subject to various risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results and experience to differ materially from the anticipated results or expectations expressed in this news release. The key risks and uncertainties include but are not limited to: general global and local (national) economic, market and business conditions; governmental and regulatory requirements and actions by governmental authorities; and relationships with suppliers, manufacturers, customers, business partners and competitors. There are also risks that are inherent in the nature of product distribution, including import / export matters and the failure to obtain any required regulatory and other approvals (or to do so in a timely manner) and availability in each market of product inputs and finished products. The anticipated timeline for entry to markets may change for a number of reasons, including the inability to secure necessary regulatory requirements, or the need for additional time to conclude and/or satisfy the manufacturing and distribution arrangements. As a result of the foregoing, readers should not place undue reliance on the forward-looking information contained in this news release concerning the timing of launch of product distribution. A comprehensive discussion of other risks that impact Innocan can also be found in Innocan’s public reports and filings which are available under Innocan’s profile at www.sedar.com.

Readers are cautioned that undue reliance should not be placed on forward-looking information as actual results may vary materially from the forward-looking information. Innocan does not undertake to update, correct or revise any forward looking information as a result of any new information, future events or otherwise, except as may be required by applicable

Shifting Trends #CBD and The “Big Pharma” – SPONSOR: Avicanna $AVCN.ca $AVCNF $GWPH $PCLO.ca $CRBP

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 3:34 PM on Monday, October 19th, 2020

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Shifting Trends – CBD and The “Big Pharma”

  • According to a study, more than 42% of the people who use hemp-derived products and CBD have stooped using synthetic drugs and pharmaceuticals to tackle their medical conditions effectively
  • What this figure shows is a shift of consumers’ confidence towards these natural products rather than the synthetic ones

By: Jamie Moses

With the increasingly immense popularity of CBD and other hemp-based products, the role of naturally extracted medicine in the realm of the global medicinal industry and big pharmaceuticals is growing at a rapid rate. As various studies and researches have proven the beneficial medical impacts of these CBD compounds, their use for the purposes of health and wellbeing is becoming more and more popular. 

The battle between naturally extracted medicine and pharmaceuticals has always been a controversial debate. The role of big pharma” in health and the theories revolving around their shady impacts has always been contentious. Especially after the wide range popularity and cultivation of CBD and its products such as CBD oils, this issue has been highlighted even more. While the big pharma relies on chemicals and synthetics processes for their medicine to interact and work on the human body, natural medicine is more palatable and relies on its structure and nature to be able to bind with the targetted receptors of the body to provide satisfactory results. 

According to a study, more than 42% of the people who use hemp-derived products and CBD have stooped using synthetic drugs and pharmaceuticals to tackle their medical conditions effectively. What this figure shows is a shift of consumers’ confidence towards these natural products rather than the synthetic ones. But why is this change of dynamics occurring so suddenly after the discovery of CBD, when the use of herbal medicine is not at all a new trend and dates back many years? According to WHO, more than half of the world population already uses herbal means for their medical anomalies then why is the impact created by CBD so immense? The answer lies in its qualities and various medical benefits it imparts on the body with little or no side effects. The reasons why people are turning towards CBD oils and plant medicine are provided here.

High costs – Both financial and physical:

Pharmaceutical options may be more effective in terms of their selective activism and rapid action by IV fluids, but they come with a high price. Medical insurances and various critical condition drugs are almost too expensive for every citizen to get. This has created a trend among people to shift towards natural means of medicine and wellbeing and that is where CBD oil has been so much dominant. The lower production overheads and a non-monopolized market have kept the prices of these drugs quite lower as compared to the pharmaceuticals. 

Effectiveness:

According to a study, 52% of the people using CBD products daily or regular;y have reported these drugs to be more effective than the pharmaceuticals. The extended researches done have shown that the first-hand reactions of those people are in fact accurate and CBD really works better for them. It has to do with the fact that CBD oil can activate the ECS system of the body and can antagonize the CB1 and Cb2 receptors binding with them effects to provide good results. Moreover, the non-psychoactive nature of CBD means it does not get you “high: or mind-altered like other cannabis-derivatives THC.

Multi-purpose:

Various studies have shown that CBD is a medical marvel that can be used to treat various medical conditions. People are now using CBD Oil for pain, anxiety, depression, stress, insomnia, neurogenesis, anti-cancer treatments, skin condition, and even heart problems. With the recent researches proving the effectiveness of CBD in these medical anomalies and a wide range of consumption options available to the people, it is no shock that CBD products are upholding the drug market right now.

Side-effects:

According to a study conducted over a span of 30 years gathering information from various hospitals, almost 7% of the people using big pharma drugs are likely to have serious reactions to the medicines and require immediate medical attention. Many more have mild to low side effects after using these pharmaceuticals. This has also caused the people to start using alternatives and look for safer and natural options. 

Final thoughts:

Although the medical effectiveness and easy access is a major factor in the favor of cannabis products, the lingering confusion regarding its legal status and dosage regulations still cause hurdles in the way. With the recent law changes, the hemp cultivation has seen an uprise and only by educating people more can this industry of herbal medicine become more effective and provide for the betterment of mankind. 

Source: https://artvoice.com/2020/08/17/shifting-trends-cbd-and-the-big-pharma/

VIDEO – Durango Commences Drilling on Trend with Osisko in Windfall Lake

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 3:19 PM on Monday, October 19th, 2020
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Welcome to be on the press release a production of AGORACOM in which we speak to small cap executives after they puto ut important news. Durango resources trades on the TSX venture on the stock symbol DGO Marcy is the president of the company for those of you new to the store that’s gonna be a lot you can or just come out with it Durango owns a 100 percent interest in the trove claims those are surrounded by a Osisko mining in the windfall lake gold district between val-d’or and Chibougamau I lost of that name Quebec that trolled property is located along the structural trend that’s hosting a Osisko mining’s windfall lake deposit and the Osisko was recently purchased claims along the troll property boundary and those 2 cells along with black along with the black dog gold deposit are tied to the troll property northern boundary off 500 meters away from Durango’s planned drill targets up here to talk about all of that is Marcy welcome back. Good afternoon nice to be here great to have you. You certainly play with big neighbors are you got Osisko all around you. 500 meters of the delivery throw snowball almost at their property their their assets what is it about trove that was so special for you and it’s so special to a Osisko being right around you. Okay well so to be clear the properties aren’t special until we prove that their special which is exactly what we are working on current only I’m the old adage is if you want to find gold go where they’ve already found it which is exactly what we have done that when fully come back home to wrangled holds are small land position in comparison to our big neighbors as a Osisko but realistically you don’t need a huge one position to have a deposit or mind the key is to hold strategically positioned claims which have the best potential to host the school deposits so our true property is special because we’ve got to known gold producing faults running through the property which are great potential indicators for the property just alone on those 2 things today we’ve done humus sampling we’ve done till sampling we’ve done some I. P. and airborne work and currently we’re working on surface trenching and exploration drilling on our natural project so yeah that’s kind of it not so for that for our work so far on the troubled does it but does all that work before you can start it does give you great great comfort knowing that a Osisko is sold nearby and that they’re doing so much work so close to you I’m sure you could probably see them right across the way right yeah well we actually stumbled on and saw one of their drill flags that was just about 300 meters over our property boundary when we were moving around up there so yeah they’re definitely right there and the one that we just stumbled upon we looked up and stuff and it’s one that they have found up to 5 grams per tonne gold so it’s great to know that there’s gold around us so we just have a better potential finding it on our troop property as well which is what we want for not only us but for all of our shareholders to keep everybody happy and making money and do there that number you just reference with all the draws also the Osisko put out last week. On their windfall gold project no the ones they’ve been putting out the last one that I’ve been looking at are the ones that are further north up around their links project which is north of us yet because they’ve got as we know quite a big land position so they’ve got the windfall lake they’ve got the lynx deposit and the black dog and they’re working on and drilling right now and it’s about 5 kilometers north of us so so there’s we’re kind of all around us from this is cool but the one that had the real nice big numbers are is further north of us up around their legs deposit so let’s talk about what you’re doing on troll view just announced drawing out what do you looking to achieve and how big is this for first program going to be. I’m so what we have permanent right now on the troop is for 15 drill holes and we’re gonna methodically go through those drill holes for starting at the holes that are nearest to the Osisko hole that’s like just 300 meters over a border first and then we’re working our way back from there the plan at troops so far is around 2200 meters is what we’ve budgeted but we can R. and drilling contractors to go up to 5000 meters and I’ve given our technical team free reign of the need to go deeper they can feel free to go deeper and as long as they got the permits and stuff on the holes that they’re doing they’ve they’ve got room to move on those holes deeper and if they need to act  mineralization wanna check things out we got the degree drill team up there and we got a great exploration crew and they’ve been busy busy busy and fighting that elements literally it’s been record rains up there this last while also we’ve had machinery getting stuck and things getting Hold to it’s it’s been great fun. So I guess it’s fair to say and I was gonna ask you even though it’s early you know any progress update but I’m assuming you know it’s still way too early for for much of an update their drill results yeah we’re going to be a little bit yet as we all know Covid affected every aspect of the world and this is just another one of them a lot of the labs that we have been talking to and working with they’ve got room at the labs but they don’t have anyone to work in the lab because people are off on the government assistance programs so. It’s slow but we’re expecting our channel samples because we did a lot of mechanical trenching at surface on the truth that we did and the couple 0 sample range so we sent them to 2 different labs and we’re expecting to get those back relatively soon it’s been a while the cruise going up and working on the projects up there since September 3 and we’re getting into almost the middle of October so things will be certain to come back shortly which will begin hopefully we’ll have some good news to report on those before we can get our drill results and it’s finally brought the mechanical trenching because some people think that this is coordinated between it but it’s not in your last press release you actual quote that I want to ask you on that so here’s next okay the results of the mechanical trenching and you just put the result of mechanical trains as much have been eye opening by whatever I see things like that it’s okay I’ve got a drill down further pardon but I’ve been I’ve opening with the discovery of a sizeable northeast years on multiple occasions with quartz veining and pie right at surface and important geological indicators near the initial drill targets not for a lot of people at home they’re not going to stand what that means but it definitely sounds like an enthusiastic what would you say have been I. opening so in layman’s terms maybe you can explain to us why those are it was I opening well I could do layman’s terms because I am a woman I’m not a geologist so. You know I just generally just. So basically yeah the mechanical trenching has been very successful up at virtual property because there is there’s a lot of overburden which is just like a lot of low lying shrubs and small trees that we’ve cleared out and with the trenching we were within a day be able to open everything up so we could see the rocks that were in your service and. We found this in northeast shear zone so why these shear zones are important is they basically run through our troll property and they run up towards one ‘s running out into windfall lake the real little fault and then there’s a very fault that runs up to goes and goes to the gladiator deposit on volunteer resources so this is pretty interesting that we were we can like visibly see it we’ve done airborne surveys we’ve done I. P. which are. A ways away that you can see things from a distance you go up in the air with that magnetic and you can see that as a residence in image yeah and then you can see basically where the the cracking of the earth is and where the rocks are changing direction in which way things are moving which is important because in order for gold to flow up into these places we want where there’s been lots of friction lots of action and and cracking so the gold can flow up into these places and we can now napo and look and say okay the I. P. and airborne survey showed this and we actually can physically see it at surface where it’s coming out and cropping and it lines up perfectly with all the other information that we assume to be true and that was there and now we can literally see okay there it is and it lines up with everything that we’ve done to date so that’s great and the fact that it’s only 75 meters away from one of diet drink goes high priority drill targets is even better so hopefully we’re doubling with the greatest respect numbers when a great surprise right today because if you practice stumbled upon it. Well yes and no we will the reason we planned our drill holes we would spend months and months planning everything in order to try to intersect these things so it’s great to know that we weren’t wrong basically. Yeah well that and that’s that’s a great start let’s hope so while waiting for that to happen so that’s great lot of action and we’re expecting results like start coming back in due time so you’re gonna be back quite a bit in 2020 that’s for sure for one at home windfall lake it’s not just you and the Osisko that’s the most active gold exploration camping Canada from understand and they’re 21 all drill rigs are on site at windfall as of June so. Give everyone a bit of an overview of how big windfall lake is and why it’s white so smart for you to be there okay perfect so yeah basically north of us and surrounding the troll property we have a Osisko mining which everybody here has probably heard of that is interested in Canadian gold mining and the Osisko right now has just over 5000000 ounces I believe that their windfall lake deposit and and Bonterra resources has 838000 ounces at the deposit which is also north of us and then a little further north east of us the gladiator deposit is 1.1000000 ounces and a deposit there and so so far that camp has over 7000000 ounces of indicated and inferred gold resources just in the immediate area of us which is fantastic we do have a common denominator with our one of our neighbors to the north Montero as deal gin is head of our technical team and he was also V. P. acts for volunteer resources and when they discovered that gladiator deposit just north of us so he’s been weighing in and keeping an eye on things and guiding and directing us as we go along with our exploration right now so he’s pretty excited to see what we’re gonna pull out of the ground as well it certainly helps to have some like him along who’s who’s actually been successful discovering gold yes deals in the region if anyone knows how to edit them he’s made like 7 discoveries and one of them is not very far away from us so and he’s also a shareholder of Durango as well as all of the members of our technical team which is which is great yeah I forgot all that something I should mention and I’m glad March to kind of remind me there 40 percent insider ownership including Marcy herself at 16 percent that’s that’s as of the latest numbers you you guys of you all put your money where your mouth is. And that’s a big difference from a lot of companies out there who you know they do the work good companies but the end of the day you know they’re collecting a nice paycheck and not really going for where’s what does it say what should that tell everyone that the manager team the inside there’s a 40 percent insider ownership including 60 percent of that being you. Well like you said if if you wanna if you wanna play you’re gonna have to play big we got big neighbors to play with to put your money where your mouth determined to find a gold deposit and in the past year gold prices have already come up from like 1450 to over 2000 US around so we’ve got a lot of indicators are going in and out definitely if I could be by more right now I would be but well we’re drilling I don’t think it’s prudent for me to be purchasing anymore shares are in the deal but that doesn’t. In July just Canada’s deficit forecast was projected which is the largest deficit shortfall since World War 2 and I just was reading in the headlines yesterday in the U. S. the cost of coal bit is is probably going to be around $16000000000000 which is crazy like almost a full year’s GDP for the USA so this means that our gold prices not going lower anytime soon the flood the feds are just flooding the markets with currency and it’s not just North America it’s this is a global thing not just a global pandemic we’re dealing with we’re dealing with global currency dealings gold star and the global global printing pandemic and that’s what that’s not stopping which means gold and is just going to continue to rise and it’s been great for us juniors it’s been the financings that I’ve seen come out in the last few months are just phenomenal with all the money all these juniors can now hit the bush to get working on our properties that we’ve been waiting so desperately poor and now we’re gonna find out there’s gonna be a lot more new discoveries and so therefore the sharing our prices are gonna be increasing for all these juniors and it’s gonna reward all shareholders like myself and hopefully you and everybody else and everyone was risk their capital and supported all these juniors I think we’re all gonna be winners in the end and Durango is a big part of this Russian we’re super excited we just completed a 2.8Mfinancing which is the biggest in the history of the company now we’ve got money to drill an exploratory parties like we never had before we’ve got a fantastic technical team exploration crew that’s willing to work 24/7 it’s exciting to be part of Durango and so excited and I want everyone who’s a shareholder there to know that our team is giving 110 percent for this program we spent months and months of planning it working on it making sure we had everything just so I actually want to take 1 minute to just say thank you to all of our shareholders and whether you’ve been a shareholder for 2 days are for. 10 years at you guys some of you guys have been in like me for the long haul and I just want to say thank you and I hope that your long wait will not be disappointing. Marcy this is what I love about our videos you just can’t get that kind of raw emotion that kind of leadership through a press release or blog post and I could have actually was gonna ask you a couple more questions about but I want to enter right there because that was powerful I love it and it shows you know that you’re all in on this your passion about it because you’ve you’ve got just the biggest stake as all the other shareholders so it event was motivated to see something great happened for Durango it’s you and thanks to that that was you for me as a shareholder dollars powerful stuff okay let’s get. You’ve been watching or you’ve been listening by podcast Marcy she’s been she’s president CEO of Durango resources as you can tell the governor trades on the TSX venture exchange under the stock symbol DGO now you’ve heard or listen to what Marcy had to say now it’s your turn you gotta do some diligence first thing I wanna do is get to the Durango hubo n AGORACOM specifically the profile page were laid everything out for ya in a great overview summary because we know there’s a lot to absorb here but we’re going to give that first overall summary then go over the Durango side do some deep dive into not only trove but India often windfall lake and up and up and go back to most of the east berry they’ve also discovered property we’ll talk about those next time so there’s a lot there’s a lot below the surface for Durango and hopefully today you’ve discovered your next great small cap gold company thanks for joining us everyone have a fantastic day so next time thanks George.

Gratomic Inc. $GRAT.ca Mobilizes Drill Fleet to Further Delineate Graphite Mineralization $SRG.ca $NGC.ca $LLG.ca $GPH.ca $NOU.ca #TODAQ $NMI.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-Eric at 1:51 PM on Monday, October 19th, 2020
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  • Mobilizing all three of its 100% owned drills to execute a strategic diamond drill program targeting areas proximal to known graphite mineralization

TORONTO, ON / ACCESSWIRE / October 19, 2020 / Gratomic Inc. (“GRAT” or the “Company”) (TSXV:GRAT)(OTC Pink:CBULF)(FRANKFURT:CB81)(WKN:A143MR) is pleased to provide a graphite mineralization update for its Flagship Aukam Graphite Project in Namibia, Africa.

Gratomic Inc. is currently mobilizing all three of its 100% owned drills to execute a strategic diamond drill program targeting areas proximal to known graphite mineralization previously defined by mining, diamond drilling, and surface sampling. The drill program will also incorporate exploratory drilling, testing known structures along strike and optimized targets indicated by recent Geophysical Surveys.

Two phases of diamond drilling will be executed. The first of which will involve tightly spaced infill drilling in ML215 (Figure 1), targeting areas below and along visible strike from the main underground workings within, and around, the graphite bearing shear zone. Delineation drilling in EPL3895 & EPL6710 of known structures and new targets optimized by geophysical surveys will also be tested. Strategic planning of the drilling program is expected to assist with calculating a NI 43-101 mineral resource at Aukam in support of the completion of a Preliminary Economic Assessment (PEA).

Figure 1: Gratomic Inc. Mining and Exploration Licenses

2020 Diamond Drilling

Diamond drilling executed on Mining License ML215 will first test the strongest EM conductor C1 on Grid 1 (Fig 2 & 3). Drill holes will initially be spaced 40 metres apart testing each of the five conductors delineating the extent of the graphite mineralization proximal to past mining activities. Two holes per drill set up will initially be completed targeting 20 metres below the overburden, with the second hole drilled steeper to intersect 40 metres below the first hole. Subsequent infill drilling, based on delineation results, are to be drilled on 20 metre centres between the 40 metre spaced holes both along strike and at depth (down dip).

Drilling planned in Grid 2 – EPL6710 will concentrate on conductors C1a & C1b (Fig 2 & 4) with delineation drilling spaced initially at 40 metre centres.

Figure 2: Geophysical Survey & 2020 Diamond Drill Areas

Figure 3: Grid 1 Geophysical Survey & Drilling Areas
HLEM response: Conductors C1 to C5 interpreted as graphitic mineralization with C1 the strongest EM anomaly.

Figure 4: Grid 2 Geophysical Survey & Drilling Areas
Analytical Signal (AS) response: C1 interpreted as graphitic mineralization.

Arno Brand, President and CEO of Gratomic Inc, states “Now that travel restrictions due to Covid-19 have softened enough to allow our Geologic Team to make their way to site, planned drilling, specifically infill drilling, will allow us to quickly outline areas at Aukam which we plan to bulk sample. Upon completion of our Graphite Processing Plant during Q4-2020 we expect to process both current stockpiles and the intended bulk sample material in Q1-2021.”

Steve Gray, P. Geo. and a Director of the Company has reviewed and approved the scientific and technical information in this press release and is the Company’s “Qualified Person” as defined by National Instrument 43-101 – Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects.

About Gratomic Inc.

Established in 2014, Gratomic is an advanced materials company focused on mine to market commercialization of carbon-neutral, high purity vein graphite. The Company is focused on producing low-cost, eco-friendly graphite and is set to become a key player in EV and Renewable Resource supply chains. Gratomic Inc. is a leader among its peers, promising to deliver mine-to-market traceability and guaranteed quality control. This will be accomplished by providing documented tracking of the nearly negligible carbon footprint on all graphite generated at its flagship Aukam Graphite Project. The tracking will begin at Aukam and will be verified at every stage during transport.

Two off-take purchase agreements are currently held for lump-vein graphite sourced from Gratomic’s Aukam Graphite Project in Namibia, Africa. Fulfillment of the contracts is slated to begin in late 2020. The agreements exist with TODAQ and Phu Sumika.

TODAQ is an innovative tech company and will partner with Gratomic on its mine-to-market commodity tracking.

Phu Sumika is a large global graphite supplier to battery and lubrication companies.

The Company anticipates full operational capabilities in late 2020 and aims to transition to an open pit mine as early as 2021.

Gratomic Inc. is listed on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol GRAT.

For more information: visit the website at www.gratomic.ca or contact:

Arno Brand at [email protected] or 416 561-4095

“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 release.”

Labrador Gold $LAB.ca Announces Start of Drilling at Kingsway $RIO.ca $WHM.ca $SIC.ca $NXS.ca $NVO.ca $CFE.ca $NFG.ca $SII.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-Eric at 9:08 AM on Monday, October 19th, 2020
  • 5 drill holes are planned
  • Historical grab samples range from from 1.8 g/t Au to 61.73 g/t Au

TORONTO, Oct. 19, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Labrador Gold Corp. (TSX.V:LAB | OTCQX:NKOSF | FNR: 2N6) (“LabGold” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that drilling has begun at its Kingsway Project near Gander Newfoundland. The Kingsway project is located within the highly prospective Gander Gold District along strike to the northeast of New Found Gold Corp’s gold discovery announced earlier this year.

Drilling started in the area around the Cracker showing where up to 5 drill holes are planned. Holes are targeting VLF-EM conductors associated with an altered mineralized gabbro and anomalous gold in soil samples. Historical results from the Cracker showing include grab samples from trenching ranging from 1.8 g/t Au to 61.73 g/t Au and channel samples ranging from <5ppb to 1.89 g/t Au.

Drilling will then proceed approximately 2km southeast to test coincident gold in soil and Mag-VLF-EM targets along two interpreted secondary structures trending northeast and north-northeast. Gold concentrations in soil samples range from below detection up to 281ppb (0.281g/t) with six samples assaying more than 100ppb Au (>0.1g/t Au). The higher concentrations are associated with the two structures.

The third drilling area is located a further 2.6km to the southeast near the Appleton #2 showing close to the intersection of a northwest trending structure with the north-northeast structure targeted in Area 2. Gold in soil anomalies range from below detection up to 686ppb (0.67g/t Au) and are associated with a strong northeast trending conductor.

The last two areas for drilling are further to the northeast approximately 4.8km and 7 km northeast of the Cracker occurrence. The first area is in an area of complicated structure that is currently being covered with the CSAMT Survey (see news release dated October 8th, 2020). Gold in soil samples range from below detection up to 547ppb Au. A single historical till sample in the area assayed 1,093ppb Au (1.09g/t) and contained 60 gold grains. This area will be drilled following receipt of results from the CSAMT survey.

The final area covers an interpreted north-northeast trending splay of the Appleton Fault Zone. Gold in soil samples range from below detection to 1,618 ppb (1.62 g/t Au).

“The start of drilling on the Kingsway Project is a major milestone that we have worked hard to achieve this field season,” said Roger Moss, President and CEO of the Company. “The last drilling on the property was in the nineties, so we are excited to drill this prospective region after a more than twenty year hiatus.“

Roger Moss, PhD., P.Geo., President and CEO of LabGold, a Qualified Person in accordance with Canadian regulatory requirements as set out in NI 43-101, has read and approved the scientific and technical information that forms the basis for the disclosure contained in this release.

Kingsway Project Drilling Locations is available at https://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/1dd4124b-69bd-4fb3-afa6-64a33f4cf1d7

The Company gratefully acknowledges the Newfoundland and Labrador Ministry of Natural Resources’ Junior Exploration Assistance (JEA) Program for its financial support for exploration of the Kingsway property.

About Labrador Gold
Labrador Gold is a Canadian based mineral exploration company focused on the acquisition and exploration of prospective gold projects in Eastern Canada.

In early March 2020, Labrador Gold acquired the option to earn a 100% interest in the Kingsway project in the Gander area of Newfoundland. The property is along strike to the northeast of New Found Gold’s discovery of 92.86 g/t Au over 19.0 metres on their Queensway property. (Note that mineralization hosted on adjacent or nearby properties is not necessarily indicative of mineralization hosted on the Company’s property). In early July 2020, the Company signed an option agreement to acquire a third license to add to the property package which now covers approximately 77 km2. Infrastructure in the area is excellent located just 18km from the town of Gander with road access to the project, nearby electricity and abundant local water.

The Hopedale gold property covers much of the Florence Lake greenstone belt that stretches over 60 km. The belt is typical of greenstone belts around the world but has been underexplored by comparison. Initial work by Labrador Gold has identified a 3 kilometre mineralized section of the northern portion of the belt in the vicinity of the known Thurber Dog gold showing where grab samples assayed up to 7.8g/t gold.

The Ashuanipi gold project is located just 35 km from the historical iron ore mining community of Schefferville, which is linked by rail to the port of Sept Iles, Quebec in the south. The claim blocks cover large lake sediment gold anomalies that, with the exception of local prospecting, have not seen a systematic modern day exploration program. Results of the exploration to date show gold anomalies in soils and lake sediments over a 15 kilometre long by 2 to 6 kilometre wide north-south trend and over a 14 kilometre long by 2 to 4 kilometre wide east-west trend.

The Company has 93,294,175 common shares issued and outstanding and trades on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol LAB.

For more information please contact:

Roger Moss, President and CEO      Tel: 416-704-8291

Or visit our website at: www.labradorgold.com

Twitter: @LabGoldCorp

Affinity Metals $AFF.ca Acquires Windfall North Property $OSK.ca $RKR.ca $MKR.ca $SII.ca $KL.ca $PAAS.ca $TUD.ca $AMK.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-Eric at 9:00 AM on Monday, October 19th, 2020

Vancouver, British Columbia…Affinity Metals Corp. (TSX-V:AFF) (FRANKFURT: 34IA) (“the Corporation”) (“Affinity”) is very pleased to report that it has acquired, through staking, a mineral property in Quebec, Canada that adjoins Osisko’s world class Windfall Lake project claim holdings. The property has been named the Windfall North. The property consists of 96 mineral tenures spanning 5143.15 hectares and straddles the very prospective main lithological contact and structural trend along strike to the northeast from Osisko’s rapidly growing Windfall Lake deposit within the prolific Abitibi Greenstone Belt.

Location of Windfall North Property

Abitibi Greenstone Belt
 
The Abitibi Greenstone Belt, along with the Fraser Institute deeming it the 4th most attractive mining jurisdiction in the world, is home to dozens of world class deposits including: Val-d’Or Chibougamau Kirkland Lake Timmins Detour Lake Malartic Bousquet Rouyn-Noranda Larder Lake The Abitibi is renowned as the world’s largest mineral-rich greenstone geological belt. The geological structure spans 450 km long by 150 km wide and runs through the Canadian Shield, from west of Timmins, Ontario, then eastward to Chibougamau, Quebec. The region’s history hosts over 100 mines that have aggregately produced an excess of 170 million ounces of gold. While the belt is known primarily for its prolific gold mines, base metal production in the region is also substantial at over 400 million ounces of silver, 15 billion tons of copper, and 35 billion tons of zinc.
 
Osisko’s Windfall Lake Gold Deposit
 
The Windfall Lake Project is reportedly one of the highest grade resource-stage gold projects in Canada and continues to grow as more discoveries are made. Osisko recently reported Windfall Lake indicated resources of 2.39 million tonnes at 9.1 g/t Au (1,206,000 oz. gold) and inferred resources of 10.61 million tonnes at 8.4 g/t. (3,938,000 oz. gold).  Osisko has defined the resource approximately 2000m on strike and 1500m depth, and continues to drill at an impressive pace. They hit the million meter drilling mark earlier this year in anticipation of an updated resource estimate in the later part of 2020 and a feasibility study to come out next summer.
 
In 2018, a Preliminary Economic Assessment (PEA) forecast was done on the Windfall Lake Project. At the time it contained  around 3 million oz. gold. As it stood then , it would cost $397 million to build the mine that would produce an average of 218,000 oz. gold annually, over 8.1 years. The study projected an after-tax internal rate of return of 32.7% and a net present value of $413.2 million using a discount rate of 5%.
 
The PEA in 2018, indicated Windfall had very strong economics with a $1,300 gold price and a 6.7 g/t gold grade deposit. With gold in the $1,900’s and an inferred resource estimate of 9.1 g/t Au, the Windfall project has exponentially grown in value. The region will become even more profitable by the means of a 30-year Grande Alliance agreement. The agreement covers road, rail, port and power infrastructure in the region, including a powerline from Lebel-sur-Quévillon directly to the Windfall site.
 
Mick Carew of Haywood Securities commented in a northern miner article (dated May 29, 2019), on the growing results, and states they “reflect the continued assertion that Windfall is part of a larger, dynamic gold mineralized system” and “demonstrate the significant exploration potential beyond the immediate footprint of the current Windfall resource.”
 
Selected high-grade drill intercepts from Osisko’s Windfall program (last 12 months):
143 g/t Au over 2.0 metres in OSK-W-19-2197-W1
153 g/t Au over 3.4 metres in WST-19-0234
376 g/t Au over 2.0 metres in WST-20-0310
199 g/t Au over 5.0 metres in WST-20-0312
34.8 g/t Au over 10.4 metres in OSK-W-20-2266-W1
171 g/t Au over 2.5 metres in WST-20-0463
173 g/t Au over 2.0 metres in OSK-W-20-2139-W8
21.0 g/t Au over 13.0 metres in OSK-W-2256-W1
115 g/t Au over 5.6 metres in OSK-W-20-2256-W2
1475 g/t Au over 4.6 metres in OSK-W-19-1731-W2
 
Windfall North Property Geology

Affinity’s North Windfall claims are located along the contact of a dioritic gneiss terrain and a granitic terrains. It is strategically positioned directly along the Windfall and Romeo faults and is located approximately 9 km NNE from Osisko’s Windfall Lake project. The Windfall fault, which is interpreted to represent the ductile level root feeder system that plumbs and controls the location of Osisko’s Windfall deposit model, is interpreted to continue northeast into Affinity’s Windfall North claim holdings along strike where it diverges into two separate structural traces and subducts beneath the granitic pluton.

Affinity staked the North Windfall claims based on the interpreted northeast trend of the Windfall Lake Fault from the Windfall Lake gold deposit and plans to conduct a geological and geophysical data compilation in order to generate drill targets.

Qualified Person

The Qualified Person for this news release for the purposes of National Instrument 43-101 is Kevin Montgomery, P.Geo. and he has read and approved the scientific and technical information that forms the basis for the disclosure contained herein.

About Affinity Metals

Affinity is following a hybrid approach of combining the advancement of strategic assets along with following a Project Generator model.

In addition to the recently acquired Windfall North property, Affinity presently holds two properties in British Columbia as well as five additional properties located near Timmins, Ontario.

The Regal project is located near Revelstoke, BC in the northern end of the prolific Kootenay Arc and hosts several major geophysical anomalies as well as three historic small-scale past producing mines. An exploration program, including in excess of 3,000 meters of drilling, is presently underway on the project.

Affinity very recently acquired the Carscallen Extension property located immediately adjacent to the Melkior-Kirkland Lake Carscallen project.

On behalf of the Board of Directors
Robert Edwards, CEO and Director of Affinity Metals Corp. The Company can be contacted at: [email protected]
Information relating to the Company is available at: www.affinity-metals.com

Loop Insights $MTRX.ca and Empower Clinics $CBDT.ca Combine Venue Tracing With #COVID19 Testing Expertise to Create First Ever “Travel Bubble” Solution for Global Travel Industry Set to Lose $3.3 Trillion $VMD.ca $VPT.ca $ADK.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 7:21 AM on Monday, October 19th, 2020
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  • Partnership to provide an end-to-end COVID-19 mitigation solution complete with venue tracing, real-time automated guest exposure notifications, and frequent testing with rapid results in 15 minutes.
  • Together, Loop and Empower have created a system built on the pillars of:
  • Venue tracing
  • Frequent testing with rapid results
  • Real-time reporting to ensure the travel bubble provides end-to-end protection

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Oct. 19, 2020 — Loop Insights Inc. (MTRX:TSXV) (RACMF:OTCQB) (the “Company” or “Loop”), a provider of contactless solutions and artificial intelligence (“AI”) to drive real-time insights, enhanced customer engagement and automated contact tracing to the brick and mortar space, is pleased to announce a partnership with Empower Clinics (CBDT:CSE) (EPWCF:OTC) (8EC:FRA) to provide an end-to-end COVID-19 mitigation solution complete with venue tracing, real-time automated guest exposure notifications, and frequent testing with rapid results in 15 minutes.

TRAVEL BUBBLE SOLUTION SOLVES CURRENT QUARANTINE REQUIREMENTS THAT ARE SHUTTING DOWN INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL
As a result of the COVID-19 Pandemic, mandatory 14 day quarantine periods, and the lack of any travel bubble solutions that could reliably track and mitigate the global spread of the virus by plane or cruise ship, countries have been forced to take drastic measures that are leading to significant damage of the global travel industry.

Specifically, as of today, travel restrictions by country are as follows:

  • 58 countries are completely closed
  • 124 countries are partially open with MANDATORY quarantine upon arrival

(Source – https://www.ca.kayak.com/travel-restrictions)

Together, Loop and Empower have created a system built on the pillars of:

  • Venue tracing
  • Frequent testing with rapid results
  • Real-time reporting to ensure the travel bubble provides end-to-end protection

Empower’s rapid antigen and antibody tests produce results in only 15 minutes, providing airlines, cruise ships, and the 182 countries currently in full or partial shutdown with the safety and security necessary to reopen their borders to international travel fully.

Moreover, Empower owns KAI Medical Laboratory, a high-complexity CLIA and COLA accredited laboratory that provides reliable and accurate testing solutions to enterprise level clients, hospitals, medical clinics, pharmacies, and employer groups.

KAI has taken an active role in COVID-19 testing, battling the pandemic through RT-PCR testing and serology testing with the capacity to process 4,000 RT-PCR test specimens per day. COVID-19 RT-PCR testing is the gold standard due to its high degree of accuracy and will play an important role in the Travel Bubble solution.

As the front-facing part of the Travel Bubble solution, Loop Insights is a powerful Artificial Intelligence company whose industry-leading venue tracing has gained significant traction towards reopening the tourism, hospitality, and entertainment industries in the United States with the likes of University of Houston and the NCAA Basketball #VegasBubble, as well as, recently being recognized by TELUS as one of the most advanced IoT solutions in the world for their customers.

Loop Insights CEO Rob Anson stated: “We have heard from stakeholders in the entertainment, travel, and hospitality industries that have stressed the importance of an end-to-end integrated solution capable of protecting employees and customers to facilitate a safe economic recovery. In partnership with Empower’s rapid testing technology, Loop has established a comprehensive solution capable of establishing a travel bubble and reopening a significant portion of the global economy.”

Steven McAuley, Chairman and CEO of Empower Clinics, stated: “As we expand our efforts on the Get Back To Work testing initiative, it has become apparent that businesses of all types, large or small, private or public sector require not only fast and accurate COVID-19 testing, but also a comprehensive solution for contact tracing. Establishing a partnership with Loop, working with the RT-PCR and rapid testing capabilities of Kai Medical, allows our companies together to establish a safe and viable economic recovery solution.”

AIR CANADA ADVOCATES FOR TEST-BASED APPROACH AND DROPPING 14-DAY MANDATORY QUARANTINE
The Travel Bubble solution comes at a time when both major industry participants and economic experts are calling for solutions beyond quarantining to reopen industries and stave off economic collapse.

On October 6th, Air Canada (AC:TSX) (ACDVF:OTCQX) called for increased testing in lieu of mandatory quarantine periods,

We believe that a test-based strategy may be a safe alternative to the 14-day quarantine.”

On October 15, 2020 a panel of Canadian economists proclaimed the “economy must remain open despite second wave” or suffer the very likely outcome of bankruptcies and business closures “with hospitality, travel and tourism set for the harshest impact.”

By providing testing, tracking, and real-time reporting, Loop and Empower have created a safe and secure Travel Bubble solution to allow enterprise level businesses to return to full operations, particularly those in the hospitality, travel, and live entertainment industries.

$3.3 TRILLION IN LOSSES FOR GLOBAL TOURISM INDUSTRY

Without a solution to replace the drastic travel measures currently in place around the world, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) reported that COVID-19 may cost the world tourism sector losses of US$ 3.3 trillion.

In Canada alone, according to Statista, the Canadian tourism industry contributed close to $40 billion to the economy in 2019. This year, the COVID-19 pandemic has had devastating consequences for the industry.

Loop and Empower believe the Travel Bubble combination of frequent testing and a robust international tracing platform provides the end-to-end protection necessary to spark a strong global economic recovery. 

This press release is available on the Loop Insights Verified Forum on AGORACOM for shareholder discussion, questions and engagement with management https://agoracom.com/ir/LoopInsights

About Empower:

Empower is creating a network of physicians and practitioners who integrate to serve patient needs, in-clinic, through telemedicine, and with decentralized mobile delivery. A simplified, streamlined care model bringing key attributes of the healthcare supply chain together, always focused on patient experience. The Company provides COVID-19 testing services to consumers and businesses as part of a four-phased nationwide testing initiative. Empower recently acquired Kai Medical Laboratory, LLC as a wholly-owned subsidiary with large-scale testing capability. 

About Loop Insights:

Loop Insights Inc. is a Vancouver-based Internet of Things (“IoT”) technology company that delivers transformative artificial intelligence (“AI”) automated marketing, contact tracing, and contactless solutions to the brick and mortar space. Its unique IoT device, Fobi, enables data connectivity across online and on-premise platforms to provide real-time, detailed insights and automated, personalized engagement. Its ability to integrate seamlessly into existing infrastructure, and customize campaigns according to each vertical, creates a highly scalable solution for its prospective global clients that span industries. Loop Insights operates in the telecom, casino gaming, sports and entertainment, hospitality, and retail industries, in Canada, the US, the UK, Latin America, Australia, Japan, and Indonesia. Loop’s products and services are backed by Amazon’s Partner Network and sold through the TELUS IoT Marketplace.

For more information, please contact: 
Loop Insights Inc.LOOP Websitewww.loopinsights.ai
Rob Anson, CEOFacebook: @LoopInsights 
T: +1 877-754-5336 Ext. 4Twitter: @LoopInsights 
E[email protected]LinkedIn: @LoopInsights 

Forward-Looking Statements/Information: 

This news release contains certain statements which constitute forward-looking statements or information. Such forward-looking statements are subject to numerous risks and uncertainties, some of which are beyond Loop’s control, including the impact of general economic conditions, industry conditions, and competition from other industry participants, stock market volatility and the ability to access sufficient capital from internal and external sources. Although Loop believes that the expectations in its forward-looking statements are reasonable, they are based on factors and assumptions concerning future events which may prove to be inaccurate. Those factors and assumptions are based upon currently available information. Such forward-looking statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that could influence actual results or events and cause actual results or events to differ materially from those stated, anticipated or implied in the forward-looking statements. As such, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on the forward-looking statements, as no assurance can be provided as to future results, levels of activity or achievements. The forward-looking statements contained in this news release are made as of the date of this news release and, except as required by applicable law, Loop does not undertake any obligation to publicly update or to revise any of the included forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. The forward-looking statements contained in this document are expressly qualified by this cautionary statement. Trading in the securities of Loop should be considered highly speculative. There can be no assurance that Loop will be able to achieve all or any of its proposed objectives. 

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.

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Posted by AGORACOM-Eric at 11:29 AM on Friday, October 16th, 2020
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TARTISAN:

  • Kenbridge Nickel Mineral Resources of 7.5 Mt at 0.58% Ni and 0.32% Cu for a total of 95 Mlb of contained nickel.
    • An additional 0.985 Mt at 1.0% Ni and 0.62% Cu (22 Mlb contained nickel) of Inferred Mineral Resources.
  • Company owns 4M common shares ($6.6m as of Oct 15th, 2020) of Eloro Resources (ELO:TSX-V) and 2 percent NSR in their La Victoria property
  • Owns close to 1,700,000 shares of Class 1 Nickel (NICO:CSE) through vending of Tartisan’s Alexo-Kelex nickel asset in 2018
  • Strong management team with proven experience in advancing projects to production readiness

Augmented Reality’s #AR Applications And Future In Business – SPONSOR: Imagine AR $IP.ca $IPNFF $DBO.ca $YDX.ca $SEV.ca $NTAR.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 9:35 AM on Friday, October 16th, 2020

SPONSOR: Imagine AR Inc. (IP:CSE) (IPNFF:OTCQB) is an Augmented Reality platform that allows businesses to easily launch AR campaigns. Clients Include: NBA Sacramento Kings, Mall of America, AT&T Shape and The Basketball Hall of Fame. ImagineAR and NFL Alumni Academy recently signed a 5 year partnership agreement. In addition, the company signed a two-year agreement with Valencia C.F. of La Liga to provide interactive Augmented Reality experiences for almost 7 million fans around the world. Learn More.

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Augmented Reality’s Applications And Future In Business

  • AR market alone is estimated to grow to $61.39 billion by 2023
  • To meet the growing demand, an ecosystem of AR devices powered by platforms being developed by IT giants is evolving rapidly
  • AR has now arrived in the industrial mainstream

Gautam Goswami Forbes Councils Member

Early versions of extended reality devices, or XR, began appearing years ago, as consumer gaming platforms. Nintendo’s pioneering 1995 Virtual Boy console was touted as “a 3-D game for a 3-D world!” But within months, it had become a marketplace flop.

Even so, the development of the two primary XR formats, virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR), never stopped. Today, 25 years after Virtual Boy, forward-looking investors have been encouraged by a strong interest in XR systems from major tech companies. Both technologies enhance the user’s visual world. But they work in different ways, and over time, the two have evolved in different directions.

With VR, the user wears a pair of goggles that display a world in which every image has either been captured on film, synthesized electronically or merged through a combination of the two. 

With AR, the images are seen using a smartphone, a tablet or special glasses. The basis of this imagery is whatever is seen by the device’s camera, with real-time overlays of computer-generated 2D, 3D and text, simulated by computer or from the remote input of another user.

One of AR’s biggest splashes happened in 2016 when Nintendo released its Pokémon Go game. It brought the magic of AR to millions around the world for the first time and helped to legitimize its use in everyday life.

Leading global corporations, including Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Sony and Samsung, are already spending hundreds of millions of dollars on the development of both AR and VR. And the AR market alone is estimated to grow to $61.39 billion by 2023.

AR’s Practical Uses In Business Today 

AR applications seem to have evolved toward more practical business applications. For example, sportswear company Lacoste has an app that allows in-store shoppers to place their foot on a designated spot to view the shoes of their choice through their smartphone, showing product details, custom sizes and how it would look on the customer. And The New York Times used an AR app in connection with its 2018 Winter Olympics coverage to allow users to bring up athletes on the screen to explain their maneuvers just as those moves were taking place.

The latest Apple iPad and Google smartphones feature enhanced AR capabilities through advances in camera technologies. And applications from companies like Warby Parker (virtual eyeglasses try-on) and IKEA (virtual furniture placement in rooms), among others, are providing enhanced AR experiences without the need for specialized hardware. 

Further, until this year, the primary method for installing or repairing a complex piece of industrial machinery was to have an expert from the machine’s original equipment manufacturer (OEM) jump on a plane and fly out to service the company’s equipment on site. Then Covid-19 hit. One of its many consequences has been a sharp reduction in business travel. But the need to service sophisticated industrial equipment in factories, airline hangars, power plants, offshore oil platforms and other continuously operated facilities hasn’t declined.

At TeamViewer, one of our solutions is remote virtual assistance and visual instructions enabled by AR. For many of the business leaders I’ve spoken with recently, AR has been the key solution for their equipment repairs during this time. 

The way this type of AI solution works is a technician at the facility, using only a smartphone with an AR app, can point their camera toward the machine while an expert views that image on their own device. Using a variety of techniques to highlight critical features of that image, including drop arrows, finger-drawn circles, graphics, colors, text, Internet of Things (IoT) data and more, the expert can talk the on-site technician through diagnostics, repair procedures, replacement part identification and any other support needed to enable on-site personnel and enhance the facility’s workflow. Sessions can be easily recorded and retained for step-by-step training and instruction for real-time use in similar situations at other locations.

The Future Of AR In Workforce Training

The way I see it, the AR capability is particularly important now due to the industrial world’s shifting workforce demographics. For one thing, many technically skilled workers are aging out of the workforce. As they leave, the decades of experience and expertise they had accumulated leave with them. Those who replace them, including millennials, contractors and workers retrained and recruited from other industries, simply don’t have the experience of older workers and, in many cases, can be more difficult to retain.

Despite the much-touted journeys of digital transformation being undertaken by many companies, when it comes to their operations on the factory floor, manual manufacturing techniques often still rely on legacy tools and methods to capture information and share knowledge. A 2018 white paper by ARC Advisory Group noted that most workers on the factory floor remain disconnected from the rich informational ecosystem that the rest of the organization has come to rely on. By adopting AR solutions, the paper states, manufacturing organizations can empower their factory workers in training and guidance applications.

By integrating AR, you can lead your team toward the democratization of knowledge and solve a key roadblock shared by logistics, manufacturing and field service: the experience gap. Based on my perspective in the industry, AR has moved well beyond the proof-of-concept stage, particularly where it involves guided manual assembly and maintenance. Using it, we can equip our young employees and newcomers to perform complex tasks, leading to reduced costs, higher quality and increased on-time delivery. 

To meet the growing demand, an ecosystem of AR devices powered by platforms being developed by IT giants is evolving rapidly. AR has now arrived in the industrial mainstream. In the next few years, I believe we will see it grow exponentially, transforming business processes and mitigating the knowledge gap resulting from today’s retiring generation of experienced workers.

Source: https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbescommunicationscouncil/2020/10/15/augmented-realitys-applications-and-future-in-business/#35c81bf82b3c

VIDEO – TELUS Picks Loop Insights Contactless Artificial Intelligence Solutions For Customers Across Canada

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 9:07 AM on Friday, October 16th, 2020
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Welcome to beyond the press release of production of AGORACOM in which we take the time to speak with small cap executives right after the put up port news and today is a big one it’s out of the loop insights trades on the TSX venture the stock symbol MTRX with us today is Rob Anson CEO of the company for those who knew the story and that’s gonna be a lot of help because the nature of the press with today and the volume that attracted the market’s loop essentially is a provider of contactless solutions and artificial intelligence to the brick and mortar world helping drive real time insights enhanced engagement and automated contact tracing and they put all that together so that’s led to 2 powerful revenue streams first was on the contact tracing side they bargain out deals at the university of Houston Las Vegas bubble up big flagship properties in Las Vegas and more then there’s also the artificial intelligence marketing side where they announced a pilot agreement with America’s largest CBD retailer for 20 to 500 stores a pilot we would tell us for 3 other flagship locations and then this morning stockholders tell us and I’m gonna read the headline for you loop insights accepted into Telus Iot. market place for national sales and marketing to tell us business customers across the country huge news rob welcome back man yeah thanks George. But before I dive into any details about you know this this new agreement this new this new this new relationship would tell us. This is made major news number 2 between you and tell us how big is this first. For the company in terms of validation and technology validation how then how big is this is for shareholders for empty for the empty are ex out of the company. Yes so I mean it’s the same side as we have discussed before George third party validations everything you know for us as a young company you know this seeing the penetration that we’re getting in the U. S. obviously the position with Amazon and APN network was a big part of these you know fortune 600 introductions and they bring the credibility as you know we are young company and people just learning now you looking sites really is you know from a Canadian perspective now having our largest telco telus plan associated to the products and marketing and opening the doors it is game changing for loop and and shareholders most definitely and I want to make sure people understand the magnitude of this it could even of the settle headline says accepted to Telus IoT. marketplace this is centrally is for the whole basket everything Luke does tell this is not gonna be selling to their customers across the country. Yes is the same before we’ve got our our full B. device and our data analytics insights component are automated marking in the pilot that’s ongoing right now and doing extremely well as we come to wrap that up here next month. You know the contact tracing venue tracing is obviously front center I mean we’re a little more fortunate out here in BC but these calls now with everything being shut down again and closing the economy that’s not an option and you know it is going to have to re open here and Lucas transformative gateway and it is in our conversations with the government level now that’s exactly what it’s about is not just a band aid we’ve captured huge interest now the provincial and federal level based upon our ability to apply the data across a multitude of different touch points and now whether it’s health care whether it’s the contact tracing federal for you know whether it’s more vehicle branch our ability to tie it all together is what’s putting us in these positions and very proud excited out tell us a wave and then the live like when making key interactions to us then for everyone at home what I love so much about what Luke does is it’s not just contact tracing it’s not just some marketing enhancement the contact tracing is almost you know the first door and you know we all have to have that but then while it’s there loop uses that to help enhance your retailers government any form of business enterprise to then further transact with me and and not just transactional but Hey George likes this artificial intelligence picking up this with George like let’s off from this so it’s all close down which means greater safety for everybody and greater revenue for the venue’s government businesses that that need it let’s talk about tell us now rob. Why did you choose tell us or that the child was chose you ought you know how to white white tell us a loop. What is tell us is obviously is important to us for many reasons I have a family history my godfather was actually former presencia a BC tel which was acquired you as part of the deal will tell us back then so it’s very interesting time from that aspect in one of our board members it was key in implementing this tell us introduction Peter green. Course with his history would tell us is unparalleled so it was a no brainer for us on many different levels and as we talked about the innovation what Luke brings to the table and transcending IoT. space in itself are offering a new exciting product it’s multi faceted and unparalleled in the current IT space was as we see now they’ve they’ve been quite excited about it and relationship continues to grow and grow and is let’s get more exciting yeah look I’ve been doing this for 20 years it’s a very rare when a small cap company gets one deal of any kind does with a global with a national powerhouse and and again I’m not a monster company like tell us one let alone 2 and moving the relationship forward what do you think and I you have yet to gas and and maybe from your conversation tell us what’s driving it from their side to be parting with loops so quickly moving forward is that because they’re seeing the economy shutting down business shutting down everything shutting down and they know that they need a solution now to get out to their customers you think that’s the big driver here well part of it George I mean what we do is completely relevant today right course did the other side of it though it is telling us is always looking and reading when it comes to innovation and providing value to their business customers so it it’s it’s good to win win that alternately providing value solving problems for their customers and further entrenching yeah the tallest Brandon product offering and terming sticky. A new line revenues for them as well to their shareholders and more importantly right now today is going to be putting our name and stab together on some of these huge venue tracing opportunities but some very significant players. Tell us didn’t just hand this to you though obviously you know in the small cap world we know the gravity of the loop’s technology and solutions and we’ve seen the names university of Houston all on and on so we won’t go through all those but I’m sure Luke yeah we’re sold out of the loop I had to but tell us how to make a jump through some hoops so what was it like in order to get you know the relationship to this to this level because they they’ve got privacy concerns I got all sorts of concerns what how rigorous was it to get to this point. It is about 7 months you know data privacy security product all of all of the audits here is a big deal and much like went through the Amazon as well of course but you know at the end of the day you know we’ve architected our solution in a manner that checks all the boxes and now from a health standpoint in something other projects and events that are about to unfold here puts us in a tremendous opportunity and consistent into other opportunities that are in verticals that’s and I never even thought of. So just really speaks to the agility of the solution and providing value and relevancy to the loop shareholders of course and tell us as long. I commend tell us for kind of being first to the table because it usually one massive hurdle for George com software to get it to get on the table is something who else is using you and say well nobody you be the first and nobody wants to be the first tells dad hats off to them but now if there’s one thing I know about that world the the that enterprise world as they play follow the leader a lot what kind of example do you think this relationship brings to I know it I mean you announced already that you could talk to 2 major telecoms again 2 major telecoms U. S. what does this do for advancing all the relationships that need that that you’ve been managing for the last few months yeah you’re you’re right no no one wants to be first that is the biggest the biggest challenge by by far in in the beginning and I’m extremely appreciative for tell us and what they’ve done hi Andrew Turner played a big part of it their director striding items he you know it it is for site to see where we can take can enhance what they have today extremely appreciative for that what it’s done is it’s just that it’s brought credibility there’s a lot of eyeballs now waiting to see where we go outside of our pilots where now this agreement takes it about a couple calls already from some of the others that we’ve previously spoken with and it’s kind of a formal if you will right everyone to your point follow the leader they are very much like sheep and that’s what was exciting to me that tell us is so innovative and looking to transcend IT space and Michael cera and all of their team there is tremendous leadership and I’m very proud to be part of that and I got to read you broadband or Turner so I just kind of scroll down on the press release here and I’ve got to read this quote because it’s one thing for Lupin agora com. To do a a partnership together to announce partnership and you say great things about me and I said great things about you we expect that you know these massive companies like tell us they don’t they don’t say things lightly 9 they’re they’re not in the business of of of just pumping your tyres just because so I want to read this this Amanda Turner tells VP of strategic operations by it doesn’t get much better than that he said by partnering with innovative and leading I’ll T. development company such as loop were insuring that our customers have access some of the most advanced I OT. business solutions in the world I mean I know how cool and calm you are and how call for you’ve been in your technology from day one yeah we met and well before that obviously but does that still give you goosebumps is still make you kind of you know. Bench yourself when you hear something like that from the likes of Dallas. He yeah for sure I mean it’s it’s you know it’s it’s nice to hear and I mean I don’t do this for compliments you know this is an exciting but it is 1 of many deals that were working on at this size and magnitude and larger quite honestly so for me it’s all about and even process hi George you know it’s another piece of the puzzle and road map in it all out patient switch so as I’m getting older is something I’ve learned and that these things take time and of course you know a lot of investors expect everything overnight but you know put a side by side of many small cap stock the 2 year you know in the trading history and look into what we brought to the table our future is extremely bright well generally speaking you’re right investors from apple down to the tiniest micro cap want things to happen quickly I gotta tell ya I don’t know of anyone that’s complaining about loop though because the the speed that you guys been going or in 2020 I don’t think there’s anybody complaining in fact there by lot of people saying holy smokes get out how do we figure this fast yeah we’re just getting started I mean we we have an incredibly talented team you know I I’ve got some of the greatest tac engineers you know in the world clearly. This here in our front in our marketing team is is brilliant and and our sales in a recent edition of my Cannavaro RSVP now and you know down in the US is opening doors like no tomorrow you know we all we all work is is one and it truly is a team and family so what would be known students are you know it’s it’s pretty exciting to see what we’ve accomplished in a very short time but I mean we’re we’re just you know we kind of went from crawl to walk. We’re still in call mode you know we’re position now with 2021 it’s gonna be a lot of fun once we get to jogging so. Walter this much out here it looks like you’re full on Usain bolt’s sprinting all right so for for all and that’s our perception out here because the small cap world we don’t see many companies move this fast on the business side and it’s interesting to hear you say you’re still a crawl sent you saying we’re still the first anywhere just warming up. Why it is because I mean you know when you do partnerships like with NC double a and yes P. N. N. Japanese groups I mean it is just starting to evolve I mean then the pandemic you know there there’s no playbook here George right now this is all ad hoc an on the fly and it speaks volumes to what we are able to put together with you know Amazon web services and our tech team here to to create something literally overnight that now is having such an impact notice here in Canada but in the US it is it is I mentioned before it’s very difficult to you know I play cross border and you know just little company in Vancouver Canada is not transcending and providing these solutions to solve some of the largest players in the game. That’s what excites me. So here we are we’ve just started Q. 4 centrally right we’ve just started Q. 4 and you’ve announced the other kind of news that most couples would be envious of if they’re not if they announce it 12 months from now you know so you’re moving fast what’s the future road map with tell us because this is now this is a relation to class of number 2 and then maybe you know what’s the road map look at I’m not gonna ask for next 12 months that’s just to grab one of the next 3 to 6 months look like in terms of you know what you’re going after. Yeah health care is is huge part of it and it’s something that you know I haven’t spoke about before but it is something we’ve been working on hi there some very exciting opportunities that we’ve been presented with here in Canada and and the U. S. that we were looking to complete and that’s that’s that’s gonna be game changing you know those cell cycles are extremely long you know like I said with cold wet and the pandemic there the sense of urgency is and tremendously in the wind in our sails you know it’s. Things are typically we’re seeing 3 to 5 years cell cycles and just like with NC double a you know the these things here we’ve been out to close in 30 days 60 days in some cases so health care you will be one very interesting vend. Partnership issue will reseller some very exciting things that’ll be transpiring there as well and many different verticals and size and scale out where I’m very very excited about the George is with our our new deal that we signed for the UK and Europe was Steve gray we’ve got tremendous opportunity over there from a technical perspective as well actually tell us what time from a retail perspective our products are absolutely perfect for that marketplace and your retells customer base you know if that firm saw the press release but some of them just the biggest of the biggest names right. Us State Farm CST was truly a legend hi is probably one most well respected guys in the C. P. G. retail space so for him to actually approach us I didn’t go according Stevie knocked on our door while so I mean that’s that that got my juices flowing and excited because you know with his background with Tesco and Aldi I mean we’re talking huge huge chains are thousands and thousands of locations these are the quality of the leads that Steve puts us in front of right out of the gate so it’s it’s very exciting we’ll see some continued expansion Indonesia that’s going strongly wall we have got a chance talk about a lot yet but Australia New Zealand are another interesting opportunities that are ticking along nicely but loose loops technology is borderless right that there are no borders. Yeah no no most definitely and when you know it’s we’ll see as he said the next 12 months will now be leveraging these entrails and opportunities to take to the next level is he said no one likes to be first we’ve had some interesting groups in NC double a in. What would tell us and that’s been very fortunate for these kind of groups to step up and say yeah man let’s go you know either very exciting so we will see some huge rapid growth and some very big opportunities here or not we’re not done yet this is just the beginning and I think your you know so like I said I don’t. I don’t hang my hat on what we’ve done here is we’ve we’ve done literally nothing to date other than get going so that the fine now comes from my team building that commercialized product which they did and now leveraging each of these opportunities and you know he is I would say only successful as the 5 people you surround yourself with. You kind of average you know for us I’ve always conditions these channel reseller partners and best of breed partners and multitude of different industries because it’s it’s it’s the trusted sources the credibility and it’s the power and strength will we bring to that partnership from an execution standpoint now that transcends new line revenues for them and further enhances their existing relationships so will be extremely active here in the last quarter and then down the stretch as they say they come and and for those who are new to the story again because the yelled at because the headline today in the trading activities all no doubt their new people watching one thing about Luke’s partners we see small cap companies announced partnerships all the time you know George rob or partnering and then you don’t hear anything about it. In loops case they signed with vendor one the largest point of sale software companies in the world and within a month rob them 30 days to other customers were already look customers that select paid off immediately at the end and then BTG sports. Are you signed a partnership with the reseller partnership with and bam Las Vegas Bob Las Vegas bubble NC double I am G. am so what I what not only doing great things on the direct side really what I really like is you’re not just signing partnership for the sake of partnership you’re signing partnership people we’re gonna we’re going to deliver so I I’m can’t wait to see what SG retailed us. Yeah for sure I mean I don’t do deals for the sake of doing deals I mean I do deals to you know make money again position and strength and you know for us it’s all about execution and you know the one thing that I can say is that you know we we’ve we’ve walked the walk and talk the talk as they say right so you know I’m certainly confident we’re doing under fully understand what the opportunity where we’re headed and will continue to execute and our senior leadership team as I said is doing a fantastic job and we’re very excited for the last quarter. Well rob ended there and I’m gonna tell you the one thing I love about these videos is what comes through that you can’t see on a press release and that is the fact that despite. Signing this agreement announcing this news will the biggest enterprise the country. You look like we’re talking about you just went for a walk in the park and that kind of that kind of calm you know leadership is powerful the C. and and I love that that came through here for one say. Well there you go. For you at home you’ve been watching or it’s been listening in by podcast Robinson the CEO of loop insights to cover trades on the TSX venture exchange on the stock symbol M. 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