Day: October 20, 2017

UPDATE – Plantronics Honored by Frost & Sullivan With 2017 North American Augmented Reality Technology Innovation Award for Habitat Soundscaping

SANTA CRUZ, Calif., Oct. 20, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Plantronics (NYSE:PLT), an audio pioneer and communications technology leader, today announced that it has been named by Frost & Sullivan as its 2017 North American Augmented Reality Technology Innovation Award recipient for Habitat Soundscaping – the company’s industry-first service for addressing open office noise and distraction. Habitat Soundscaping represents a completely new way for businesses to address the significant problem of noise and distraction in open office environments. The service consists of nature-inspired elements – sounds of water, water walls, digital images of streams, and other options – combined with intelligent

Role of Omega3 from Fish Skin Receiving Scientific Attention at the Symposium on Advanced Wound Care

LAS VEGAS, Oct. 20, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Kerecis, the company using fish skin to heal human wounds and tissue damage, will present results of multiple studies of its technology at the Symposium on Advanced Wound Care (SAWC) Fall meeting to be held October 20 to 22. Kerecis is exhibiting in booth 610 at Caesars Palace Las Vegas. One study, which is being presented by Dr. John C. Lantis of the Mount Sinai Health System, NY, starts to elucidate the potential impact of Kerecis fish skin on anti-inflammatory pathways in wound healing. A key stage to healing of the wound

Northwest Bancorporation, Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2017 Financial Results

SPOKANE, Wash., Oct. 20, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Northwest Bancorporation, Inc. (OTC:NBCT) (the “Company”), the holding company of Inland Northwest Bank (the “Bank” or “INB”), today reported financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2017. On July 14, 2017, the Company completed its acquisition of CenterPointe Community Bank (“CenterPointe”).  Company President and CEO, Russell Lee, commented, “We are very happy to have completed the acquisition of CenterPointe Community Bank in the third quarter of this year and welcome the customers and staff of this very successful company to INB.  INB brings a bigger product offering and larger ability to meet customers’

Redwood Asset Management Inc. Announces October Distributions

TORONTO, Oct. 20, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Redwood Asset Management Inc. is pleased to announce the following distributions for the month of October. The ex-distribution date is October 30, 2017. Open-End Funds        Exchange      Symbol       Distribution     per share/unit      Record     Date      Payable     Date      Distribution     Frequency Redwood Canadian Preferred Share Fund – ETF Units RPS $0.0950 10/31/2017 11/07/2017 Monthly Redwood Core Income Equity Fund – ETF Series RDE $0.06711 10/31/2017 11/07/2017 Monthly Redwood U.S. Preferred Share Fund – ETF Units RPU $0.0940 10/31/2017 11/07/2017 Monthly Redwood

Newton Energy Corporation Announces Update Regarding Private Placement

CALGARY, Alberta, Oct. 20, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Newton Energy Corporation (NEX:NTN.H) (the “Company” or “Newton“) announces that it intends to complete by November 30, 2017 a third closing of its previously announced non-brokered private placement of a minimum of 10,000,000 common shares of Newton (the “Common Shares”) and up to a maximum of 33,333,333 Common Shares at a price of $0.015 per Common Share for minimum gross proceeds of $150,000 and maximum gross proceeds of $500,000 (the “Private Placement“). Gross proceeds from the Private Placement will be used by the Company towards the reduction of accounts payable and for general

Novo Provides Corporate Update

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Oct. 20, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Novo Resources Corp. (TSX-V:NVO) (OTCQX:NSRPF) (“Novo” or the “Company”) reports the appointment of Messrs. Rob Humphryson and Michael Barrett as directors of the Company, replacing Messrs. Luca Bechis and Herrick Lau who have resigned. The Company would like to thank Messrs. Bechis and Lau for their invaluable contributions throughout their tenure and wishes them well in their future endeavours. Mr. Michael Barrett has over 26 years’ international experience in top-rated organisations, including Deloitte, Rio Tinto, WMC Resources and PWC. Mr. Barrett is a highly-regarded former CFO with extensive board level strategic

Cascadia Announces AGM Results and Appointment of New Management Team

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Oct. 20, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Cascadia Consumer Electronics Corp. (“Cascadia” or the “Company”) (CSE:CK) today announced that all resolutions, which include the election of Board of Directors, appointment of auditor for the ensuing year and proposed name change to “Cascadia Blockchain Group Inc.”, were passed by the requisite majority at its annual general meeting (the “AGM”) held in Vancouver, British Columbia on Oct 19, 2017.  Following the AGM, Mr. Ying Zhou tendered his resignation as a director of the Company and Ms. Rachel Wang was appointed as a director to fill the vacancy created by Mr.

Teranga Gold Files Technical Report for Banfora Gold Project

TORONTO, Oct. 20, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Teranga Gold Corporation (“Teranga” or the “Company”) (TSX:TGZ) is pleased to announce that it has filed a technical report pursuant to National Instrument 43-101 – Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects (“NI 43-101”) for its Banfora Gold Project in Burkina Faso, West Africa (the “Banfora Technical Report”). Roscoe Postle Associates Inc., an independent consultant, prepared the resource and reserve estimates and the report with the assistance of several independent firms and experts.  The Banfora Technical Report has been filed on SEDAR at www.sedar.com and is posted on the Company’s website at www.terangagold.com.  “The

Eckrich®, Operation Homefront, and Bashas’ Grocery Stores Partnered to Honor a Local Military Family

TUCSON, Ariz., Oct. 20, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Eckrich®, the makers of naturally hardwood smoked sausage and perfectly seasoned deli meats, partnered with Bashas’ Grocery Stores and Operation Homefront, a national nonprofit that serves America’s military families, to honor a local military family on Friday. A photo accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/e8716b12-a6a4-48b3-841c-cf6a6cb91c4f Eckrich hosted a surprise presentation for the Johnson family to thank them for their service and sacrifice, and gifted the family with $5,000 in groceries at Bashas’. Rahn Johnson was a Private First Class in the U.S. Army, serving as a combat medic for four years.

Hawaii Public Utilities Commission Approves Settlement in Hawaii Water Service’s Pukalani Rate Case

WAIKOLOA, Hawaii, Oct. 20, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Hawaii Water Service (Hawaii Water), a subsidiary of California Water Service Group (NYSE:CWT), yesterday received approval from the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission (Commission) to increase annual revenues by approximately $771,000 in its Pukalani wastewater system for improvements made over recent years. The increase will become effective after the Commission approves the new tariff to be filed by the utility. In its decision, the Commission authorized the increase in revenue of $770,687 to recover costs associated with providing reliable wastewater service that meets all quality and environmental standards in Pukalani. The utility’s Pukalani

Zosano Enters into Common Stock Purchase Agreement with Lincoln Park Capital

FREMONT, Calif., Oct. 20, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Zosano Pharma Corporation (NASDAQ:ZSAN) (“Zosano” or the “Company”) a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on providing rapid systemic administration of therapeutics to patients using our proprietary ADAM technology, announced today that it has entered into a common stock purchase agreement with Lincoln Park Capital Fund, LLC (“LPC”), a Chicago-based institutional investor, for up to $35 million.  After the SEC declares a resale registration statement effective relating to the transaction, Zosano will have the right and the sole discretion to sell to LPC up to $35.0 million worth of shares over a 30-month period

CUPE BC statement on Fernie workplace tragedy

BURNABY, British Columbia, Oct. 20, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Following today’s announcement from the B.C. Coroner’s Service identifying the three workers killed in a tragic workplace accident in Fernie earlier this week, CUPE BC President Paul Faoro and National President Mark Hancock issued the following statement: “It was confirmed by the B.C. Coroner’s Service this morning that two of the victims in Fernie were CUPE members— Chief Facility Engineer Wayne Hornquist, a member of CUPE Local 2093 (City of Fernie,) and Director of Leisure Services Lloyd Smith, who was also a paramedic (off-duty at the time of the tragedy) and

Pinnacle Entertainment Announces Conference Call for 2017 Third Quarter Financial Results

LAS VEGAS, Oct. 20, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ:PNK) announced today that it will release its 2017 third quarter results on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 prior to the market opening, followed by a conference call on the same day at 10:00 a.m. ET (7:00 a.m. PT).  To participate in the conference call, please dial 706-679-7241 approximately five to ten minutes prior to the scheduled conference call time. The code to access the conference call is 5399269. This conference call will also be broadcast live over the Internet and can be accessed by all interested parties at http://investors.pnkinc.com.

ALPINE TOTAL DYNAMIC DIVIDEND FUND (NYSE: AOD), ALPINE GLOBAL DYNAMIC DIVIDEND FUND (NYSE: AGD) and ALPINE GLOBAL PREMIER PROPERTIES FUND (NYSE: AWP) DECLARE REGULAR MONTHLY DISTRIBUTIONS FOR NOVEMBER 2017

PURCHASE, N.Y., Oct. 20, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Board of Trustees of Alpine Total Dynamic Dividend Fund (NYSE: AOD), Alpine Global Dynamic Dividend Fund (NYSE: AGD) and Alpine Global Premier Properties Fund (NYSE: AWP) announced their same regular monthly distribution for the month of November 2017 as each had paid in the previous month.  Alpine Total Dynamic Dividend Fund (AOD) $0.0575 per share Alpine Global Dynamic Dividend Fund (AGD) $0.065 per share Alpine Global Premier Properties Fund (AWP) $0.05 per share Dates related to the distribution declaration for all three Funds are as follows: Ex-Distribution Date                         Record Date

SPEAK UP, AND SPEAK OUT: Women Leaders in Media, Marketing and Politics Address Importance of "Owning Your Story" at Berkeley College

New York, NY, Oct. 20, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — “Speak up, and Speak Out.” It was a message that rang clear from Melissa DeRosa, Secretary to New York State Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, and fellow women leaders of the community during Day 1 of “Women in Media: The Courage to Own Your Story,” an event hosted by Berkeley College at its campus in Midtown Manhattan, NY, on October 18, 2017. Ms. DeRosa delivered the keynote address as leaders from media and marketing participated in the forum held in honor of Women’s Entrepreneurship Week. Discussions included how women are shaping the

Emclaire Financial Corp Reports Record Quarterly Earnings

EMLENTON, Pa., Oct. 20, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Emclaire Financial Corp (NASDAQ:EMCF), the parent holding company of The Farmers National Bank of Emlenton, reported consolidated net income of $1.7 million, or $0.77 per diluted share, for the three months ended September 30, 2017, an increase of $649,000, or 61.3%, from $1.1 million, or $0.49 per diluted share, reported for the same period in 2016.  Net income for the nine-month period ended September 30, 2017 was $3.7 million, or $1.69 per diluted share, an increase of $914,000, or 32.8%, from $2.8 million, or $1.29 per diluted share, for the same period

AGF Changes Name of QuantShares ETFs to AGFiQ ETFs

TORONTO, Oct. 20, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — AGF Investments Inc. (AGF) today announced that its lineup of QuantShares Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) has been renamed to AGFiQ ETFs to bring greater alignment across its brands.   The new name also reflects the brain power of AGFiQ Asset Management, which launched in the Canadian marketplace in January 2017. AGFiQ’s intellectually diverse multi-disciplined team combines the complementary strengths of investment professionals from Highstreet Asset Management Inc. and FFCM LLC. AGFiQ’s team of investment professionals builds portfolios with an emphasis on factor-driven investing. While our multi-factor approach allows for intelligent portfolio construction that provides

Connecture, Inc. Announces Intention to Voluntarily Delist from the Nasdaq Global Market and List on the OTCQX Market

BROOKFIELD, Wis., Oct. 20, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Connecture, Inc. (Nasdaq:CNXR), a provider of web-based information systems used to create health insurance marketplaces, today announced that it has notified the Nasdaq Stock Market (“Nasdaq”) of its intent to file a Form 25 with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“the Commission”) to effect the voluntary withdrawal of its common stock from listing on the Nasdaq Global Market (the “NGM”).  The Company plans to file the Form 25 with the Commission on or about October 30, 2017 and expects that its common stock will be suspended and cease trading on the NGM

AGF Changes Name of QuantShares ETFs to AGFiQ ETFs

TORONTO, Oct. 20, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — AGF Investments Inc. (AGF) (TSX:AGF.B) today announced that its lineup of QuantShares Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) has been renamed to AGFiQ ETFs to bring greater alignment across its brands.   The new name also reflects the brain power of AGFiQ Asset Management, which launched in the U.S. marketplace in April 2017. AGFiQ’s intellectually diverse multi-disciplined team combines the complementary strengths of investment professionals from Highstreet Asset Management Inc. and FFCM LLC. AGFiQ’s team of investment professionals builds portfolios with an emphasis on factor-driven investing. Our multi-factor approach allows for intelligent portfolio construction that provides

Blue Diamond Resorts Will Open Doors to Newly Restored Cuba Properties Next Month

TORONTO, Oct. 20, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Blue Diamond Resorts announces that as of November 1 and November 15, newly-restored properties in Cayo Coco and Cayo Santa Maria, Cuba will be reopening their doors. The resorts will be welcoming travellers for an incredible, all-inclusive vacation on some of the world’s whitest sands and bluest waters, just in time to escape the fast-approaching winter weather.  A photo accompanying this release is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/9f479a33-0064-4aab-a82f-426fca362738 Re-opening November 1: Grand Memories Santa Maria, Sanctuary at Grand Memories Santa Maria: On November 1, Grand Memories Santa Maria will be welcoming guests to the improved resort to enjoy family-friendly facilities