Day: October 5, 2015

Rocky Mountain Institute Opens Application for the 2016 e-Lab Accelerator

SNOWMASS VILLAGE, Colo., Oct. 5, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Today, Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) opened the application process for the third annual e-Lab Accelerator event April 24–27, 2016 at Sundance Mountain Resort, Utah. The team application is available at http://www.rmi.org/elab_accelerator_event_details. e-Lab Accelerator is an invitation-only, four-day working meeting to maximize and accelerate the impact of innovative projects working at the electricity system’s distribution edge. Eligible projects tackle unique challenges that—when solved—can help drive the entire industry forward, including: New Business Models: Projects exploringe new utility business models, market structures, and regulatory efforts focused on maximizing the value of distributed energy

PwC FY15 Global Revenues Increase 10% to US$ 35.4 billion

Strongest revenue growth in eight years Double-digit growth in Middle East and Africa (16%), North America and the Caribbean (12%) and Australasia and Pacific Islands (11%) Total workforce tops 208,000, a record number, with 53,000 people joining in FY15 PwC named as 2nd most attractive employer in the world for business graduates by Universum LONDON, Oct. 05, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The PwC network reported total global gross revenues of US$35.4 billion for the fiscal year ended on 30 June 2015. At constant exchange rates, PwC’s total global revenues rose by 10%. This is up markedly from the previous year

Garrison Capital Inc. Authorizes $10.0 Million Stock Repurchase Program

NEW YORK, Oct. 5, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Garrison Capital Inc. (NASDAQ:GARS) (the “Company”), a business development company, today announced that its board of directors has authorized the repurchase of up to $10.0 million of its common stock at prices below the Company’s net asset value per share as reported in its most recent financial statements. Under the repurchase program, the Company may, but is not obligated to, repurchase shares of its outstanding common stock in the open market or in privately negotiated transactions from time to time. Any repurchases by the Company will comply with the requirements of Rule

BJ's Restaurants Adds to Its 150 Handcrafted Beer Awards With Two Gold Medal Wins at the 2015 Great American Beer Festival

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif., Oct. 5, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — BJ’s Restaurants, Inc. (NASDAQ:BJRI) today announced that it received gold medals for two of the Company’s proprietary craft beers at the Great American Beer Festival (GABF) in Denver, Colorado. Each year, GABF brings together brewers and diverse beers that make the U.S. the world’s greatest brewing nation. It represents the largest collection of U.S. beer served in a public tasting event. The winning beers are: BJ’s Magnolia’s Peach®, which won in the Fruit Wheat Beer category BJ’s LightSwitch® Lager, which won in the Session Beer category This year’s competition was the

California Housing Finance Agency Opens All Loan Programs to Mortgage Brokers

RIVERSIDE, Calif., Oct. 05, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Provident Financial Holdings, Inc. (“Company”), (NASDAQ:PROV), the holding company for Provident Bank (“Bank”), today announced that Provident Bank Mortgage, a division of the Bank, will initially be the EXCLUSIVE Wholesale Lender for the California Housing Finance Agency (“CalHFA”). On September 25, 2015, CalHFA announced that they will be allowing mortgage brokers to participate in all residential loan programs offered by the agency.  Provident Bank Mortgage will initially be the exclusive Wholesale Lender for the CalHFA programs.  Effective October 15, 2015 CalHFA’s first mortgages, both FHA and conventional, and subordinate loan programs will

SMTC Changes Its Corporate Headquarters to San Jose, California

SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 5, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — SMTC Corporation (Nasdaq:SMTX), a global electronics manufacturing services provider, today announced that its San Jose, California location will become the new Corporate Headquarters. SMTC’s Toronto, Canada location will be known as the SMTC Toronto Division and will remain an important part of the organization representing several “Centers of Excellence.” “This new direction will better position SMTC Corporation to its investors while continuing to develop new customers globally and serve existing customers with the same world class service levels that we have been known for,” said Sushil Dhiman CEO and President of

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Is this Big News on $COSWF $COS – Rejects Unsolicited Offer – We’ve Got Details!

When you’ve been around this business a decade, you take “unsolicited offer” press releases, rumors and postings with a grain of… sand in this case.   The company is Canadian Oil Sands Ltd. trading OTCQX: COSWF and on Toronto as COS. Let’s see what people are saying on Twitter: $COSWF Canadian Oil Sands Responds to Unsolicited Offer…http://t.co/Irtvil4FaM — StockBot Wire (@StockBotWire) October 5, 2015 And this as the Company apparently says “Thanks, but no Thanks…” or “… NO WAY IN HELL?” Reuters: Canadian Oil Sands to reject Suncor bid, unlikely to engage http://t.co/fhYQJdAHEU $COSWF $SU — Seeking Alpha (@SA_FACTSET) October

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Is this Big News on COSWF – Canadian Oil Sands? Unsolicited Offer?

When you’ve been around this business a decade, you take “unsolicited offer” press releases, rumors and postings with a grain of… sand in this case.   The company is Canadian Oil Sands Ltd. trading OTCQX: COSWF and on Toronto as COS. Let’s see what people are saying on Twitter: $COSWF Canadian Oil Sands Responds to Unsolicited Offer…http://t.co/Irtvil4FaM — StockBot Wire (@StockBotWire) October 5, 2015 And this as the Company apparently says “Thanks, but no Thanks…” or “… NO WAY IN HELL?” Reuters: Canadian Oil Sands to reject Suncor bid, unlikely to engage http://t.co/fhYQJdAHEU $COSWF $SU — Seeking Alpha (@SA_FACTSET) October

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Strong Interest Remains for EKSO – Ekso Bionics Holdings, Inc.

  Are you watching Ekso Bionics Holdings, Inc. (OTCQB: EKSO)? This morning we saw this posted on social media a lot:    Brokerages Anticipate Ekso Bionics Holding to Post $$0.04 Earnings Per Share $EKSO http://t.co/pnn24g2Cgy — Ticker Report (@TickerReport) October 5, 2015 Then we saw some include the symbol in their mentions: Penny Stocks to Watch – $EKSO http://t.co/ATzYq5ot50 — Stocks to Buy (@stockstobuy) October 5, 2015 Before all of that, we saw several that were positive on EKSO: $EKSO Bionics Powered Exoskeleton for High-Dosage Use by Individuals With SCI in a Non-Clinical Environment https://t.co/rlOMQATOVC Home Use — Maurice (@MauriceOnTW) October 3,

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Most Talked About: AVXL – Up 18.44% Today

[cmwizard menu=avxlmenu title=”Full Coverage AVXL”/] A stock that has been moving up and up lately is Anavex Life Sciences Corp. (OTCQX: AVXL). Shares closed up today 18.44% on very strong volume.  Here is some of what we heard on Twitter Today:    $AVXL Up 0.50 since Thursday entry. This one is almost too easy. Writing was on the wall. We’ll see a 3+ handle post data. Mark it! — Scott Hansen (@peteharmisan) October 5, 2015 We heard this from Matt Duffield on Twitter:  @Duffield84 Just took two months but $AVXL and $AQXP market caps are nearly equal now. — Matt Duffield

THE 17th ANNUAL HOME 4 THE HOLIDAYS CAMPAIGN, PRESENTED BY BLUE BUFFALO, HIGHTAILS IT TO THE FUNNY PAGES!

RANCHO SANTA FE, Calif., Oct. 5, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — As Helen Woodward Animal Center and Blue Buffalo kick off the 17th annual Home 4 the Holidays campaign, a national celebrity has joined the cause. But the face of this high-profile beauty won’t be seen on the cover of a Hollywood or fashion magazine and she won’t be taking interviews. In fact, the 2015/2016 spokesperson doesn’t have an actual voice, at least not one that doesn’t appear in a bubble above her head, but she does have the ability to make a very large impact.  LUANN, the beloved comic character

2015 ASCP Award Winners Announced

ALEXANDRIA, VA., Oct. 5, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (ASCP) has announced their 2015 award recipients to be conferred at the 2015 Richard S. Berman Memorial Leadership Awards Reception on October 29, 2015 from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm at the Paris Las Vegas Hotel in Las Vegas, NV. The Society’s highest honor, the George F. Archambault Award, honoring George Archambault, the “father of consultant pharmacy,” is conferred annually in recognition of outstanding contributions to consultant and senior care pharmacy. ASCP is proud to award the 2015 George F. Archambault Award to Barbara J. Zarowitz,

Dart Appraisal Joins Diaper Drive for Babies in Need #DiaperNeed

TROY, Mich., Oct. 05, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Faced with the recent loss of the Detroit Diaper Bank and social welfare programs that do not cover costs for diapers, parents without adequate income to cover the substantial cost of diapers for their children are struggling to avoid the resulting rashes and infections caused by their lack of fresh, disposable diapers.  Dart Appraisal, a Troy, Michigan-based appraisal management company (AMC), has joined the Diapers for the D initiative, which aims to collect 80,000 diapers for low income families in Detroit.  Dart Appraisal will collect diapers beginning Monday, Oct. 5 through Friday,

Halcón Resources Announces Third Quarter 2015 Earnings Release and Conference Call Schedule

HOUSTON, TEXAS, Oct. 05, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Halcón Resources Corporation (NYSE: HK) (“Halcón” or the “Company”) today announced plans to release its third quarter 2015 financial results on Thursday, November 5, 2015 after trading closes on the New York Stock Exchange. The Company has also scheduled a conference call to discuss the release for Friday, November 6, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. EST (9:00 a.m. CST). Investors may participate in the conference call via telephone by dialing (877) 810-3368 for domestic callers or (914) 495-8561 for international callers, in both cases using conference ID 51197072, and asking for the Halcón

Case Study: Manufacturer Automates Accounts Payable, Customer Service Workflow for Time and Cost Savings

TAMPA, FLA., Oct. 5, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — IntelliChief, LLC, provider of enterprise-class document management and workflow solutions, announces the release of a case study focusing on a manufacturers’ struggles with costs associated in their purchase-to-pay workflow, and manual process inefficiencies Accounts Payable rectified with automation throughout the company. Results include simplified daily functions, maintained integrity of all purchasing documentation, secure timely approvals and maximized vendor discounts. Another issue addressed is manual order processing workflow in the Customer Service department; when automated reduced their order processing time by 50%. IntelliChief’s paperless process management software provides a smooth transition from costly

Update — Assisted suicide: political parties are fleeing their responsibilities, says Euthanasia Prevention Coalition

LONDON, ON, Oct. 5, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The election campaign is moving ahead and politicians are firing out their promises. Yet despite their life or death implication for all Canadians, the issues of assisted suicide and euthanasia remain taboo! The next government will have as a first duty the enormous responsibility of passing a law to regulate assisted suicide in time for the Supreme Court’s February 6, 2016 deadline. Moreover, the aggressive reaction of Quebec politicians against palliative care professionals who refuse to kill people under their care announces a serious danger for all of Canada. This attack on

MPH Ventures Closes First Tranche of Non-Brokered Private Placement

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Oct. 5, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — MPH Ventures Corp. (TSX-V:MPS) (OTCBB:MPSFF) (Frankfurt:IJA2) (the “Company”) is pleased to announce, further to its news release of August 14th, the Company has closed the first tranche of its non-brokered private placement financing and has raised $402,800.00 by the issuance of 8,056,000 Units (the “Units”) at a deemed price of $0.05 per Unit. Each Unit consists of one common share and one non-transferable share purchase warrant (the “Warrant”). Each Warrant entitles the holder to purchase one additional common share at a price of $0.075 per share for a period of five

Vodis Effects 25 Year Facility Lease With Licensed Producer/Processor and Expands Washington State Operations

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Oct. 5, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Vodis Pharmaceuticals Inc. (CSE:VP) (FSE:1JV) (“Vodis Pharmaceuticals“) and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Vodis USA, Inc., a Washington corporation (“Vodis” or the “Company“) are pleased to announce Vodis intends to expand its Washington State operations in multiple ways. First, Vodis has effected and signed a 25 year lease with its tenant, Our Church International, LLC, a Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (“WSLCB”) licensed recreational marijuana production and processing business (“OCI”). In addition to leasing the “turn key” facility to OCI, Vodis will also provide consulting services. Specifically, Vodis will advise OCI on growing systems and

GWG Life, LLC Obtains Colorado and Utah Provider Licenses

MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 05, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Seniors in Colorado and Utah have a new option to maximize the value of their life insurance now that GWG Life, LLC (“GWG Life”), a leader in life settlements and a subsidiary of GWG Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:GWGH), was granted provider licenses in those states. These licenses allow GWG Life to purchase life insurance policies in the secondary market from residents in Colorado and Utah, states that collectively have more than 2,780,000 individual life insurance policies, according to the American Council of Life Insurers. The licenses were granted by Colorado’s Division of Insurance and

Uniworld Recognized as Best River Cruise Line by Cruise Critic

DELRAY BEACH, Fla., Oct. 5, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection continues to add to their collection of very recent awards and accolades with the eighth annual Cruise Critic® Editors’ Picks Awards. After reviewing the industry’s most celebrated cruise products, ships and services, an international team of Cruise Critic editors named Uniworld the “Best Overall River Line.” Cruise Critic also awarded Uniworld “Best New River Cruise Ship, S.S. Maria Theresa,” and “Best Shore Excursions” in the river cruise category. “I am extremely proud the editors of Cruise Critic recognized Uniworld as the ultimate best river cruise line,”