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FEATURE: Explor Resources $EXS.ca Flagship Hosts NI 43-101 Resource – 609K Oz Indicated , 470K Oz Inferred $EXN.ca $HBE.ca $OSK.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 4:03 PM on Tuesday, November 28th, 2017

Why Explor Resources?

  • Flagship Property Offers The Following:
  • NI 43-101 Resource – 609,000 oz Indicated / 470,000 Inferred
  • Property Is 13 KM From Downtown Timmins
  • 2nd Project 43-101 Open Pit Resource
  • 1.4 MILLION T Indicated @ 1.38% Copper
  • 2.09 MILLION T Inferred @ 1.26% Copper

FEATURE: American Creek $AMK.ca JV Drill Program is Well on Its Way to Defining a #Gold Resource $SEA $SA $SKE.ca $TUD.ca $PVG

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 2:51 PM on Monday, November 27th, 2017

AMK: TSX-V, OTCBB: ACKRF

RECENT HIGHLIGHTS

  • Encountered numerous high grade gold/silver intercepts in preliminary drilling at the new HC zone at the Treaty Creek Project Read More
  • Additional gold discovery of 5.1m of 9.57 g/t gold from 249.35m to 254.45m Read More
  • Discovered a New Gold Zone at Treaty Creek: 110 M of 0.909 g/t Gold, Upper 316 M of Hole Yet to Be Assayed
  • Specimens from the Electrum property average 27,092 gm/tonne silver and 248 gm/tonne gold. Read More
  • Completed the previously announced Magnetotelluric survey and has commenced drilling Read More
  • Hole CB-16-03 returned 0.526 g/t gold over 629.7 meters
  • Included within this wide 629.7 meter interval is 338 meters of 0.70 g/t gold
  • Also included 54 meters (from 88 to 142 meters) of 1.117 g/t gold and 122 meters of 0.965 g/t gold
  • Reports that drill program is well on its way to defining a Gold Resource

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INTERVIEW: Peeks Social $PEEK.ca Revolutionizing the Way the World Interacts and Transacts

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 2:40 PM on Friday, November 24th, 2017

Video is the future of the web. Don’t bother with the stats, take our word for it that the data is irrefutable. When you consider the human race has made video (via TV) its’ preferred mode of content consumption over the last 50 years, it shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone.

The challenge, however, is monetization. Yeah, YouTube has done a great job by running ads … but how optimized is that given the number of times we all hit “skp this ad” in our rush to watch a video? Forget about the fact that you have to be a major brand or influencer to even qualify.

AGORACOM sat down with Peeks CEO, Mark Itwaru to discuss the company’s revolutionary live streaming video app where people can interact and transact in real time by selling goods and services for real cash. Users are even able to send cash tips as appreciation for content. We love what Peeks is doing because transactions take place in REAL time … and that is an eye opener for everyone from major brands to a brand new broadcaster.

It also explains why Peeks just paid $128 Million to get out of its’ revenue share agreement and own the technology outright. Sounds like a crazy number? Think again. The Company’s user metrics are skyrocketing and big things are planned for 2018, including a Peeks credit card for broadcasters to instantly access and spend their money. You may even just see an AGORACOM channel broadcasting in the new year.

Watch this interview. Spread the word. Peeks is the new kids on the live streaming block …and their bringing real-time monetization with them.

St-Georges $SX.ca Updates Shareholders on Warrants Execution, #Crypto-Mining in #Iceland & #Lithium Processing $NNX.ca $OM.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 11:51 AM on Friday, November 24th, 2017

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  • Company updates its shareholders and stakeholders on the status of some of its initiatives and provide some clarity to recent recurring questions from the public

Montreal, Quebec / November 24, 2017 – St-Georges Platinum & Base Metals ltd (CSE: SX) (OTC: SXOOF) (FSE: 85G1) would like to update its shareholders and stakeholders on the status of some of its initiatives and provide some clarity to recent recurring questions from the public.

Warrants being executed

On November 3, the company notified certain warrants holders of its intention to accelerate the expiry date of certain warrants with an execution price of $0.04 issued in May 2016. Of a total of 7,250,000 warrants in circulation, the company has already processed or received execution notices from warrant holders representing 5,000,000 warrants for total proceeds of $200,000.

Lithium clay extraction technology

Many shareholders have made clear to management that they would like more disclosure on the current on-going lithium extraction technology research & development initiative. For competitive reasons, the Company is not able to fully disclose the mechanics of the technology being developed, which led some to form their own speculation with respect to the technology and our partners.

The analysis of the work done by the company metallurgists has convinced Company management of the necessity to file patents in the near future before fully disclosing all the details pertaining to this method of lithium extraction out of clay. However, other information can be readily disclosed; First, the technology is proprietary, it is not an improvement on other technologies developed by our partner Strategic Metallurgy Pty, or anything related to the revolutionary L-Max lithium extraction process owned by Lepidico (ASX:LPD). The process does not use liquid acid to leach the lithium out of the clay. A review of publicly disclosed private or public research program didn’t identify any other research using a similar approach. The tests currently done aimed at proving the capacity of this technology to extract in one mining circuit phase lithium chloride from the clays in their current stage as found in the Bonnie Claire Valley. The Company has enrolled the help of Dundee Sustainable Technologies as a contractor to run some of the tests in an independent laboratory environment.

Blockchain & Cryptocurrencies

On November 11, the company announced it had found a third-party escrow service company that had agreed to act as a facilitator to accept cryptocurrencies in our future private placements. The company also disclosed that some of its suppliers had agreed to receive payments in cryptocurrencies.

This announcement has generated questions, some of which can be addressed as follows: St-Georges is not moving its main business towards a blockchain or cryptocurrencies business model. However, the company has decided to leverage the presence on its board and in its management of individuals who are well versed on the subject, including one of our directors who published many papers on the subject for well-known scientific publication and runs a cryptocurrencies laboratory in China. The company was also contacted by other individuals and companies interested in being introduced to the entities in Iceland that can facilitate the implementation of crypto-mining operations. The company will review the potential of these opportunities with an independent committee of its directors, not involved in the blockchain space and will decide a course of action that should avoid conflict of interest, yet allow the company to monetize some of these opportunities.

King of the North Corp.

In the last month, the company announced the creation of a subsidiary with the focus of putting together a portfolio of potentially large mineral exploration projects. St-Georges contributed its Isoukustouc Nickel-Copper-Cobalt project to it. It also announced its intention to option the Hemlo North Limb project from Canadian Orebodies. The management of KOTN is currently reviewing other potential acquisitions, and if these reviews are positive, they should be communicated to the public in the near future. Some shareholders questioned the focus of St-Georges after the last announcement from KOTN and the management of St-Georges would like to clarify that KOTN was created in order to be managed as a separate entity, with its own exploration and financing objectives. St-Georges’ board of directors believe that this will allow St-Georges’ management to better focus on the remaining activities of the company.

Saguenay claims & Muscovite Mines

On November 13, St-Georges announced that it had acquired the 50% ownership of the Saguenay claims held by Quantum Numbers Corp. (TSX-V: QNC). Prior to this transaction, these claims were jointly-owned in equal proportion with St-Georges. The company intends to initiate some surface works on these claims in the next 10 days. St-Georges will also form an ad-hoc independent committee of directors to establish the best terms to acquire the core claims composed of 8 historical muscovite mines that are currently owned by Mark Billings and Frank Dumas, both of whom are officers and directors of the company, and their third partner who has no relationship with the company. The company expects to make some announcement within the next 10 days in regard to this proposed acquisition.

Other announcements

St-Georges’ management will be in London, U.K. for investor presentations next week from November 27th to December 1st in parallel with the “Mines & Money Conference’. Investors are welcome to contact the company to arrange a meeting. Other updates are expected before the end of the month.

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

“Frank Dumas”

FRANK DUMAS, PRESIDENT & CEO

About St-Georges

St-Georges is developing new technologies to solve the some of the most common environmental problems in the mining industry.

The Company controls directly or indirectly, through rights of first refusal, all of the active mineral tenures in Iceland. It also explores for nickel on the Julie Nickel Project & for industrial minerals on Quebec’s North Shore and for lithium and rare metals in Northern Quebec and in the Abitibi region. Headquartered in Montreal, St-Georges’ stock is listed on the CSE under the symbol SX, on the US OTC under the Symbol SXOOF and on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange under the symbol 85G1. For additional information, please visit our website at www.stgeorgesplatinum.com

The Canadian Securities Exchange (CSE) has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or the accuracy of the contents of this release.

Explor $EXS.ca Increases Ogden Property $EXN.ca $HBE.ca $OSK.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 3:21 PM on Thursday, November 23rd, 2017

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  • Announced the acquisition of seven (7) patented mining claims situated in the Ogden Township, in the Porcupine Mining Division, District of Cochrane, Province of Ontario for a total of 115.34 hectares

ROUYN-NORANDA, QUEBEC–(Nov. 23, 2017) – Explor Resources Inc. (“Explor” or “the Corporation”) (TSX VENTURE:EXS)(OTCQB:EXSFF)(FRANKFURT:E1H1)(BERLIN:E1H1) is pleased to announce the acquisition of seven (7) patented mining claims situated in the Ogden Township, in the Porcupine Mining Division, District of Cochrane, Province of Ontario for a total of 115.34 hectares. These claims are located in Ogden Township contiguous and to the east of the Timmins Porcupine West Gold Property. Highway 101 West is north of the property and provided excellent access to the city of Timmins. The claims were acquired because of encouraging results obtained in Explor’s past exploration on this property.

Explor Resources Inc. will pay CDN $45,000 and issue 2,000,000 common shares to acquire a 100% interest in the additional Ogden patented mining claims. The Optionors have retained a 2% NSR in the property. This acquisition is subject to the approval of the TSX Venture Exchange.

With this acquisition, the Ogden property now consists of 21 mining claims (115 mineral claim units) and 7 patented mining claims covering 1,958 hectares situated in the Porcupine mining division, district of Cochrane, in the Ogden and Price Townships, Ontario. The Ogden property has been previously explored by Hollinger Mines, Tex-Sol Exploration, Inmet Mining Corporation, Amax Mineral Exploration, Noranda Exploration and Knick Exploration. The majority of the holes drilled by previous operators were less than 100 meters in length. Historically on the Ogden Property, the only hole that hit significant mineralization was a diamond drill hole by Tex-Sol Exploration in 1965 which returned 6.0 g/t Au over 9.1 m at a shallow depth. On the TPW Gold Property significant mineralization was intersected below 300 meters of vertical depth requiring drill holes of 500 to 600 m in length.

The most significant deposits in Timmins are spatially associated with porphyry units that are in proximity to the Porcupine Destor Fault. The deposits appear to be also associated with splay faults that trend off and to the North of the Porcupine Destor fault inside an interpreted splay fault corridor.

Chris Dupont P.Eng is the qualified person responsible for the information contained in this release.

Explor Resources Inc. is a publicly listed company trading on the TSX Venture (EXS), on the OTCQB (EXSFF) and on the Frankfurt and Berlin Stock Exchanges (E1H1).

This Press Release was prepared by Explor. Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the Policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) has reviewed or accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

About Explor Resources Inc.

Explor Resources Inc. is a Canadian-based natural resources company with mineral holdings in Ontario, Québec, 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 Québec with approximately 33% in Ontario and 67% in Québec. 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 Québec since 2006.

Explor Resources Flagship project is the Timmins Porcupine West (TPW) Project located in the Porcupine mining camp, in the Province of Ontario. The TPW mineral resource (Press Release dated August 27, 2013) includes the following:

Open Pit Mineral Resources at a 0.30 g/t Au cut-off grade are as follows:           Indicated: 213,000 oz (4,283,000 tonnes at 1.55 g/t Au)   Inferred: 77,000 oz (1,140,000 tonnes at 2.09 g/t Au)       Underground Mineral Resources at a 1.70 g/t Au cut-off grade are as follows:           Indicated: 396,000 oz (4,420,000 tonnes at 2.79 g/t Au)   Inferred: 393,000 oz (5,185,000 tonnes at 2.36 g/t Au)This document may contain forward-looking statements relating to Explor’s operations or to the environment in which it operates. Such statements are based on operations, estimates, forecasts and projections. They are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks and uncertainties that are difficult to predict and may be beyond Explor’s control. A number of important factors could cause actual outcomes and results to differ materially from those expressed in forward-looking statements, including those set forth in other public filling. In addition, such statements relate to the date on which they are made. Consequently, undue reliance should not be placed on such forward-looking statements. Explor disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, save and except as may be required by applicable securities laws.

Explor Resources Inc.
Christian Dupont
President
819-797-1870
888-997-4630 or 819-797-4630
info@explorresources.com
www.explorresources.com

Tartisan Resources $TTC.ca Announces Closing of Private Placement of 2 Million Units at 15 Cents per Unit $LPK.ca $GOLD.ca $ORO.ca $LRA.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 4:34 PM on Tuesday, November 21st, 2017

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  • Tartisan Resources Corp. is raising $CDN 300,000 via a non-brokered private-placement of 2,000,000 units at CDN $0.15 cents per unit with a full warrant at CDN $0.25 cents, expiring eighteen months from date of closing of this offering.
  • The placement closed today

Tartisan Resources Corp. Announces Closing of Private Placement of 2 Million Units at 15 Cents per Unit

Not for distribution to U.S. news wire services or dissemination in the U.S.

Toronto, Ontario (FSCwire)Tartisan Resources Corp. (CSE: TTC) (“Tartisan”, or the “Company”) is pleased to announce a Private Placement of two million units at 15 cents per unit.

Private Placement

Tartisan Resources Corp. is raising $CDN 300,000 via a non-brokered private-placement of 2,000,000 units at CDN $0.15 cents per unit with a full warrant at CDN $0.25 cents, expiring eighteen months from date of closing of this offering. The placement closed today.

The net proceeds from this offering will be used for general working capital purposes.

Tartisan Resources Corp. common shares are listed on the Canadian Securities Exchange (CSE:TTC). Currently, there are 74,892,443 shares outstanding (90,145,827 fully diluted).

For further information, please contact Mr. D. Mark Appleby, President & CEO and a Director of the Company, at 416-804-0280 (mark@tartisanresources.com). Additional information about Tartisan can be found at the Company’s website at www.tartisanresources.com or on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.

This news release may contain forward-looking statements including but not limited to comments regarding the timing and content of upcoming work programs, geological interpretations, receipt of property titles, potential mineral recovery processes, etc. Forward-looking statements address future events and conditions and therefore, involve inherent risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from those currently anticipated in such statements.

The Canadian Securities Exchange (operated by CNSX Markets Inc.) has neither approved nor disapproved of the contents of this press release)
To view this press release as a PDF file, click onto the following link:
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‘New normal’ of geopolitical risk likely to boost #gold prices in coming years, Citi $C forecasts $AMK.ca $EXS.ca $GGX.ca $GR.ca $MQR.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 12:09 PM on Monday, November 20th, 2017
  • The geopolitical case for gold investment has been emboldened in recent months and it seems as strong today than at any point over the last four decades, Citi analysts said
  • Investors tend to move into safe-haven assets such as gold, the Swiss franc and the Japanese yen in times of geopolitical turmoil
  • Elections and political votes, military attacks and macroeconomic crises were recognized by Citi as some of the key geopolitical events likely to influence investment into gold

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Gold prices are likely to be buoyed by the “new normal” of elevated geopolitical tensions over the coming years, Citi analysts said Monday.

The geopolitical case for gold investment has been emboldened in recent months and it seems as strong today than at any point over the last four decades, Citi analysts said. As a result, gold prices were forecast to “push north of $1,400 per ounce for sustained periods” through to 2020.

Elections and political votes, military attacks and macroeconomic crises were recognized by Citi as some of the key geopolitical events likely to influence investment into gold. And while analysts said there was not a consistent pattern for gold price performance amid such times of global uncertainty, prices were seen to have rallied more frequently during these periods.

Investors tend to move into safe-haven assets such as gold, the Swiss franc and the Japanese yen in times of geopolitical turmoil as traditional assets such as stocks and bonds are often perceived as a more volatile investment.

‘Huge downside risk’

“Event-driven bids for gold seem to be occurring more frequently and may be the new normal… In short, even as the rates and forex channel dominate the outlook for gold pricing, the yellow metal is increasingly being used by investors as a policy and tail risk hedge,” Citi said.

Citi projected gold prices are on track to notch levels of $1,270 per ounce by the end of 2018, before climbing to around $1,350 per ounce and $1,370 per ounce over the next two calendar years.

“Philosophically everyone wants gold, it should always be safe but there is huge downside risk,” Nandini Ramakrishnan, global markets strategist at JPMorgan, told CNBC Monday.

Ramakrishnan said gold prices had witnessed “massive moves akin to the equity market,” before adding that investors should treat the commodity with caution.

Gold is highly sensitive to U.S. interest rate hikes, as such moves increase the opportunity cost of holding non-yielding bullion, while supporting the dollar — in which the commodity is priced.

Spot gold edged 0.2 percent lower to $1,290 per ounce on Monday morning. The yellow metal is up 12 percent since the start of the year.

Sam MeredithDigital Reporter, CNBC.com
Source: https://www.cnbc.com/2017/11/20/new-normal-of-geopolitical-risk-likely-to-boost-gold-prices-in-coming-years-citi-forecasts.html

Successful Program on Seabridge’s $SA $SEA.ca Iron Cap Has Significant Implications For Both The KSM and Treaty Creek $SKE.ca $TUD.ca $PVG

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 10:56 AM on Thursday, November 16th, 2017

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  • Seabridge Gold just concluded a very successful program on their Iron Cap zone (bordering Treaty Creek) which confirms the report to be correct
  • Report predicted that the Iron Cap could be one of “B.C.’s next big deposits” and the recently concluded 2017 exploration program confirms that it is

November 16, 2017 

TSX-V:AMK

Cardston, Alberta

In 2014 a significant geological report (Kyba / Nelson) was published with a new geological understanding concerning the “mega deposits” found in B.C.’s Golden Triangle.  Seabridge Gold just concluded a very successful program on their Iron Cap zone (bordering Treaty Creek) which confirms the report to be correct.  The report predicted that the Iron Cap could be one of “B.C.’s next big deposits” and the recently concluded 2017 exploration program confirms that it is.  The report also predicted that Treaty Creek could be one of “B.C.’s next big deposits” and the 2017 exploration program initial results are confirming that is the case.  Co-author Jeff Kyba has left his position as Regional Geologist for the B.C. Ministry of Energy and Mines (Skeena division) and is now assisting in advancing Treaty Creek.

See how the successful Iron Cap program has significant implications for both the KSM and the Treaty Creek projects.

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A summary of the Treaty Creek project can be viewed here: http://www.americancreek.com/images/pdf/Treaty_Creek_Joint_Venture_Project.pdf

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 Walter Storm/Tudor as well as the recently acquired 100% owned past producing Dunwell Mine group of properties. Other properties held throughout BC include the Gold Hill, Austruck-Bonanza, Ample Goldmax, Silver Side, and Glitter King.

For further information please contact Kelvin Burton at: Phone: 403 752-4040 or Email: info@americancreek.com. Information relating to the Corporation is available on its website at www.americancreek.com

Are #Esports going to replace the beautiful game? $GMBL #ManUtd

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 11:47 AM on Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

  • The best gamers have millions who follow their lives. Images of Faker, a 21-year-old bespectacled South Korean described as the Michael Jordan of League Of Legends (a multiplayer online battle arena)
  • They make millions through prizes, appearance fees or merchandise. They have fans and fan clubs who sing about and chant names of star players. There are transfers between teams.

I recently took the 256 bus from Urmston, via Stretford, to Old Trafford. I was on that bus frequently as a kid and it was packed with equally young, local Manchester United fans who paid to stand on the terraces which covered all four sides of Old Trafford. The bus trip was part of the day, a raucous experience, be it mixing with fellow fans, people from other schools or goading stray away fans from the safety of the upper deck.

As I got off the 256 outside the Bishop Blaize pub on my way to watch United beat Everton, the only other passengers disembarking were five stadium catering staff. There wasn’t a single United fan.

Old Trafford has been expanded, but it’s still full for every league game and going to games is not accessible like it was. The average age of the fan has increased steadily since the Taylor Report. You still see kids at games, but they’re not the unaccompanied gangs of yore, but shepherded by an adult into the family stand. The rest of the stadium is populated largely by the middle-aged onwards

United are hamstrung as they can’t turf fans out for being old, though the club do work hard to offer tickets for cup games where demand is lower. Having established that the average age of an MUTV viewer is 53, they’re also trying to attract younger fans to a new app.

It’s not just United. A friend who stood on the terraces at his beloved AFC Wimbledon last week was struck by the profile of those around him.

“They were all old men,” he stated. “The hardcore, the faithful. I’m a bit worried about our prospects at our new home if we don’t attract more young people.”

Wimbledon have been an incredible success, but they attract crowds of 4,000 in a division where Bradford average 20,000, Portsmouth 17,000, Charlton and Blackburn 11,000. Without a benefactor, Wimbledon are doing well to be where they are, even if there’s a lack of goals and great games. My friend suspected that younger people had more exciting pursuits to occupy their time.

There are alternatives. I grew up in a football city where if you were into football, you either played it or you went to support your team. Or you did both. If you didn’t go to games then you weren’t considered a proper football fan, and televised games were few and not a substitute for the real thing.

Now, most people who support Manchester United don’t go to games. There’s been a gigantic shift, with United’s global support watching every kick on screens of varying sizes. There’s no need to miss a game. While televised football was once considered a grievous threat to match-going attendances, now it barely matters.

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Far more people are watching football, both in person and televised, than ever before. Compare the average attendances from 1986 to today’s. Manchester United’s was 46,321 (now 75,027), Manchester City’s 24,299 (52,268), Liverpool‘s 35,271 (53,191), Arsenal‘s 23,824 (59,290), Chelsea‘s 21,984 (41,501) and Tottenham‘s 20,859 (70,724).

English football is incredibly popular, stadiums continue to expand, thanks mainly to lucrative television deals. There are three fifth-tier teams with average crowds above 4,000 – it’s unheard of outside England. But are the kids attending? And, if not, what else are they doing?

I was recently asked to host an interview on eSports in Lisbon with Sam Mathews, the founder and chairman of something called Fnatic. A Melbourne-raised Shoreditch resident, Mathews’ Fnatic has been called the Manchester United of its genre with its Counter-Strike team former world champions. The team even has a coach.

I’d never heard of it, nor knew much of eSports or eGamers – a phrase Sam quickly corrected me as a no-no, suggesting that eAthletes was more appropriate.

Athletes? It was explained that while they might not be running around a field, they were showing skills in other ways, through co-ordination, daring moves against rivals, practice and dedication. They were bringing joy to millions, too.

I assumed that people who played a lot of computer games were pasty-faced geeks who struggled with real-life social interaction. I was in for a surprise, but the interview brief seemed ridiculous. “Can eSports franchises build a brand similar to that of Real Madrid and Manchester United?”

The interview was on a stage in front of 900 seats at the Lisbon Web Summit. All appeared taken. The crowd were asked if they’d heard of Manchester United. Almost all raised their hands. Then they were asked if they’d heard of Fnatic. A similar number raised their hands.

Sam explained how 60,000 had recently watched an eSports event at Beijing’s iconic Bird Nest stadium. I struggled to get my head around why anyone would travel to watch people play computer games, but I was the odd one out here.

The best gamers have millions who follow their lives. Images of Faker, a 21-year-old bespectacled South Korean described as the Michael Jordan of League Of Legends (a multiplayer online battle arena), sobbing after an unexpected defeat last year brought an outpouring of emotion and sympathy from millions.

They make millions through prizes, appearance fees or merchandise. They have fans and fan clubs who sing about and chant names of star players. There are transfers between teams.

This phenomenon has largely escaped the mainstream – eAthletes don’t make the news or the covers of magazines, which tend to go for real-world stories. But the mainstream is now sitting up and taking notice. Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain are among two of the clubs now employing professional eAthletes. There’s an alternate Dutch Eredivisie for gamers.

Thirty million watched the 2016 League Of Legends World Championship, where the winners took $2.68 million in prize money. Little wonder mainstream television channels want a piece. The people behind LA’s bid for the 2024 Olympics considered proposing eSports for inclusion.

Interview over, it was time to hear other views when I spoke to eSport fans. They wanted to know what was the big deal about paying £40 to sit in the cold and see one goal in 90 minutes at a conventional football game?

I imagined being a 10-year-old being taken to watch Louis van Gaal’s Manchester United. I’d probably have been back on Space Invaders as quickly as possible.

Other eSport advocates talked of their communities, their friendships with people around the world; technology has allowed that, though the virtual and real seem to blur. Isn’t that the same in other areas of life, when people are registered on forums under pseudonyms? United, along with several other top clubs, are trialling virtual reality in training sessions.

The eSport fans were also curious to know what was so great about travelling hundreds of miles to watch a game that had been switched for the benefit of television? And when I talked of how unhealthy it must be to spend ten franchises’ hours a day in front of a screen, they pointed out that football fans were hardly renowned for being paragons of health.

Where there’s mass interest, money will follow. The biggest Korean firms already sponsor teams of professional eAthletes. The last two championships have been staged in Los Angeles. It’s accessible, fast improving, attractive, well marketed and a threat to conventional, professional sport games such as football, cricket, baseball, boxing or rugby – sports conceived in England and exported via the British Empire. Who’s to say there shouldn’t be new mass appeal sports?

Anyway, for me – admittedly in my forties and fitting the demographic perfectly – the buzz is from anticipating everything that goes with Newcastle at home on Saturday. Should I get the bus or the tram? And those paper fanzines need protecting if it rains.

Source: http://www.gq-magazine.co.uk/article/are-esports-going-to-replace-the-beautiful-game

St-Georges’ $SX.ca Subsidiary Kings of the North Corp Signs Letter Of Intent To Option Canadian Orebodies’ Hemlo North Limb Gold Project

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 3:56 PM on Tuesday, November 14th, 2017

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  • Pleased to report on the progress of newly formed subsidiary, Kings of the North Corp. and its plans to option or “farm-in” the Hemlo North Limb Project
  • Company has entered into a Letter of Intent (“LOI”) with Canadian Orebodies (TSX-V: CORE)

TheNewswire / November 14, 2017 / St-Georges Platinum & Base Metals ltd. (CSE: SX) (OTC: SXOOF) (FSE: 85G1) is pleased to report on the progress of newly formed subsidiary, Kings of the North Corp. and its plans to option or “farm-in” the Hemlo North Limb Project.

The company has entered into a Letter of Intent (“LOI”) with Canadian Orebodies (TSX-V: CORE) in order to option or “farm-in” CORE’s Hemlo North Limb Property which is located approximately 17 km northeast of the Hemlo gold mine in the Ontario’s Marathon district. It covers approximately 7,008 hectares. A highway bisects the project providing good access to much of the property. A NI 43-101 Technical Report was completed in December 2016.

KOTN interest in the project is driven by the similarity of formations within the project boundaries and at the nearby Hemlo Mine. These porphyry bodies contain gold within and adjacent to the property boundaries of the Hemlo North Limb Property. In addition, multiple gold and precious metal targets occur within banded iron formation and volcanic hosted massive sulfides. The company believes the multitude of gold and base metal targets generated by past work coupled with geophysical anomalies and historic drilling have de-risked the next phase of exploration. (See Figure 1. Below)


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Figure 1. Hemlo North Limb Property, Map of Mineral Occurrences

Kings of the North Corp. intends to complete a reconnaissance program in the spring which will follow up on all VTEM anomalies and proposed drill targets before prioritizing its drilling program in summer, 2018.

Kings of the North President, Mark Billings commented, “Kings of the North Corp. is very pleased to have entered into this agreement with Canadian Orebodies. We are excited about working with Canadian Orebodies to explore and develop the Hemlo North Limb Gold Property. This transaction represents a major step of our acquisition and development strategy for KOTN.”

Terms of the Transaction

The LOI describes the terms and the conditions that should lead to a formal agreement. The parties agree that the Definitive Agreement will not be entered into until KOTN can demonstrate that it has raised at least $3,000,000 in equity financing.

In order to acquire an initial 50% interest in the Hemlo North Limb Property, KOTN agrees to:

-Pay to CORE a $50,000 cash deposit, on or before December 31, 2017

-Upon execution of the Definitive Agreement, issue to CORE a $350,000 principal amount secured convertible note bearing interest at a rate of 15% per annum, calculated monthly but payable on maturity. The principal and accrued interest under the First Convertible Note will be convertible at the option of the holder at any time into common shares of KOTN at a conversion price equal to the lesser of the volume-weighted average price (“VWAP”) of KOTN’s common shares for the 20 trading days prior to conversion or, if KOTN is not a public company at the time of conversion, the price or deemed price per KOTN common shares in the most recent transaction in which KOTN issued common shares or securities convertible into KOTN common shares.

-Incur or cause to be incurred exploration expenditures of $2,000,000 on the Properties before December 31, 2018

In order to acquire an additional 25% interest in the Hemlo North Limb Property (for a total of 75%), KOTN agrees to:

 

-Issue to CORE a $650,000 principal amount secured convertible note bearing interest at a rate of 15% per annum, calculated monthly but payable on maturity. The principal and accrued interest under the Second Convertible Note will be: (a) convertible at the option of the holder at any time prior to KOTN’s becoming a Public Company into common shares of KOTN at a conversion price equal to the price or deemed price per KOTN common share in the most recent transaction in which KOTN issued common shares or securities convertible into KOTN common shares; and (b) if not previously converted, shall be automatically converted at the deemed stock exchange listing price of KOTN’s common shares upon KOTN’s becoming a Public Company.

-Incur or cause to be incurred an additional $2,000,000 in exploration expenditures on the Properties and provide a NI 43-101 technical report before December 31, 2019.

In order to acquire an additional 10% interest in the Hemlo North Limb Property (for a total of 85%), KOTN agrees to deliver a positive pre-feasibility study (with going forward recommendations) on the Project before December 31, 2021.

Canadian Orebodies Buyback Option

Canadian Orebodies has the option to buy back up to a 25% interest in the Properties by making the following payments to the Purchaser:

-$1,000,000, and

-300% x (the qualified expenditures incurred by the Purchaser, as well as any amounts incurred in relation to the production of a technical report and/or a pre-feasibility study) x (percent interest to be bought back by the Vendor)

For example, assume the Purchaser obtains an 85% interest in the Properties after having spent $5,000,000 in total, and the Vendor wishes to buy back a 25% interest in the Properties. The Vendor would have to pay to the purchaser:

-$1,000,000 +

-300% x $5,000,000 x 25% = $3,750,000

-TOTAL = $4,750,000.

Thus, after having paid to the Purchaser the amount of $4,750,000, the Vendor would then have a 40% interest in the Properties and the Purchaser would be reduced to 60%.

Kings of the North and Canadian Orebodies shall provide additional information in regards to the contemplated transaction and its progress in the coming weeks.

Herb Duerr, CP.Geo, St-Georges’ Director is a qualified person under NI 43-101 and has reviewed and approved the technical content of this release.

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 

“Mark Billings”

 

MARK BILLINGS, PRESIDENT & CEO OF KINGS OF THE NORTH CORP. AND CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF ST-GEORGES PLATINUM LTD.

 

About St-Georges

 

St-Georges is developing new technologies with the goal of solving some of the well-known environmental problems in the mining industry.

 

The Company controls directly or indirectly, through first refusal right, all of the active mineral tenures in Iceland. It also explores for nickel on the Julie Nickel Project & for industrial minerals on Quebec’s North Shore and for lithium and rare metals in Northern Quebec and in the Abitibi area. Headquartered in Montreal, St-Georges’ stock is listed on the CSE under the symbol SX, on the US OTC under the Symbol SXOOF and on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange under the symbol 85G1. For additional information, please visit our website at www.stgeorgesplatinum.com

 

The Canadian Securities Exchange (CSE) has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or the accuracy of the contents of this release.

 

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