Day: March 21, 2018

CCHR Asks Lawmakers to Protect Taxpayers from Mental Health Fraud in Florida

CLEARWATER, Fla., March 22, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Florida chapter of the Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR), a non-profit mental health watchdog organization co-founded by the Church of Scientology and psychiatrist Dr. Thomas Szasz, is calling on legislators to stop the epidemic of insurance billing fraud for mental health treatment. “Florida’s well documented history of mental health fraud necessitates a better system for detection and prevention,” said Diane Stein, President of CCHR Florida. “Millions of dollars are stolen from taxpayers before anyone gets caught, and thousands of vulnerable patients become cash cows for unscrupulous administrators and criminal clinicians.” 

International Day of Happiness

Clearwater, Fla., March 22, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — On Saturday March 17, The Way to Happiness Association Tampa Bay hosted their annual International Day of Happiness Celebration and banquet in the Fort Harrison, the international religious retreat for the Church of Scientology. The Way to Happiness is an organization based upon The Way to Happiness book, a common sense guide to better living by L. Ron Hubbard.  Guests enjoyed a complimentary dinner and entertainment following speakers. “The idea of Happiness is an important and worldwide pursuit,” said Ms. Tanja Cranton, Executive Director of The Way to Happiness Association Tampa Bay,

Church of Scientology Information Center Announces New Features and Hours

CLEARWATER, Fla., March 22, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — On Tuesday the 20th of March, the Manager for the Scientology Information Center which is located in downtown Clearwater, Florida, announced that the center has extended their daily hours of operation from 10 am to 10 pm in order to accommodate visitors’ overwhelming curiosity about the religion. The Center has also added 13 new video interviews about Scientology’s founder, L. Ron Hubbard, by a wide variety of people who knew him. “People are curious about Scientology,” said Amber Skjelset, Manager of the Information Center. “In just this past week alone, I’ve seen

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Wins Game of the Year at the 18th Annual Game Developers Choice Awards

SAN FRANCISCO, March 21, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Nintendo’s groundbreaking open-world role-playing game, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, was honored with the prize for Game of the Year at tonight’s 18th annual Game Developers Choice Awards (GDCA) ceremony during the 2018 Game Developers Conference (GDC) at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. The game’s expansive sound and deep, open-ended gameplay also earned The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild the awards for Best Audio and Best Design. An archive of the award ceremony, as well as the full presentation of the Independent Games Festival Awards (IGF

BlackBerry and Jaguar Land Rover Sign Collaborative Supply Agreement

WATERLOO, Ontario and WHITLEY, United Kingdom, March 22, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — BlackBerry Limited (NYSE:BB) (TSX:BB) and Jaguar Land Rover announced today that the companies have entered into a multi-year agreement to collaborate and develop technology for the automotive manufacturer’s next-generation vehicles. As part of the agreement, BlackBerry will license its QNX and Certicom technology to Jaguar Land Rover, as well as assign a team of engineers to support in the development of new Electronic Control Unit (ECU) modules. The first ECU project will be a next-generation infotainment system. “Working with BlackBerry will enable us to develop the safe and

LEXI Announces Commencement of Full-Scale Engineering for MRT Lithium Plant

TORONTO, March 22, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Lithium Energi Exploration, Inc. (TSXV:LEXI) (“LEXI” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that it has fulfilled all financial obligations with respect to its previously announced agreement (the “Agreement”) with IBC Advanced Technologies, Inc. of American Fork, Utah, USA (“IBC”).  IBC has commenced the development of full-scale engineering for a processing plant to utilize IBC’s proprietary metals separation technology, known as Molecular Recognition Technology (“MRT”), for selective lithium extraction at LEXI’s properties in Catamarca, Argentina.  MRT has been proven as one of the most advanced and eco-friendly refining technologies in the world for

Resolute Energy Corporation Declares Dividend on Preferred Stock

DENVER, March 21, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Resolute Energy Corporation (NYSE:REN) today announced that its Board of Directors declared a cash dividend of $20.3125 per share on its 8⅛% Series B Cumulative Perpetual Convertible Preferred Stock, payable on April 16, 2018, to holders of record at the close of business on April 1, 2018.  The dividend is for the period beginning on January 16, 2018 and ending on April 15, 2018. About Resolute Energy Corporation Resolute is an independent oil and gas company focused on the acquisition and development of unconventional oil and gas properties in the Delaware Basin portion

Firm Capital Property Trust Announces Strong Finish to 2017

TORONTO, March 21, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Firm Capital Property Trust (“FCPT” or the “Trust”), (TSXV:FCD.UN) is pleased to report its financial results for the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2017. PROPERTY PORTFOLIO HIGHLIGHTSThe portfolio consists of 61 commercial properties with a total GLA of 2,528,214 square feet (1,502,454 square feet on an owned interest basis) and a 50% interest in one apartment complex comprised of 135 apartment units. The portfolio is well diversified in terms of geographies and property asset types. TENANT DIVERSIFICATIONThe portfolio is well diversified by tenant profile with no tenant accounting for more than

Deadline in Lawsuit for investors in NYSE: WAGE shares against Wageworks Inc announced by Shareholders Foundation

SAN DIEGO, March 21, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Shareholders Foundation, Inc. announces that a deadline is coming up on May 8, 2018 in the lawsuit that was filed for certain investors in NYSE: WAGE shares over alleged Securities Laws Violations by Wageworks Inc. Investors who purchased shares of Wageworks Inc (NYSE: WAGE) have certain options and should contact the Shareholders Foundation at mail@shareholdersfoundation.com or call +1(858) 779 – 1554. The plaintiff claims that the defendants issued, or caused to be issued, a series of allegedly false and/or misleading financial statements, failing to disclose that there were material weaknesses in

iFabric Corp. Announces Change of Venue for Annual General Meeting of Shareholders to be held on March 28, 2018

MARKHAM, Ontario, March 21, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — iFabric Corp. (“iFabric” or the “Company”) (TSX:IFA) announces a change of venue for its upcoming annual general meeting of shareholders scheduled to be held in Markham, Ontario on March 28, 2018. The location of the meeting has been changed from The Courtyard by Marriott at 65 Minthorn Blvd., Markham, Ontario L3T 7Y9 and will now be held at The Courtyard by Marriott at 7095 Woodbine Avenue, Markham, Ontario L3R 1A3.  To ensure no adverse impact to shareholders, the anticipated start time for the meeting has been delayed to 10:30 AM, Toronto time.

Crown Point Announces Operating and Financial Results for the Three Months and Year Ended December 31, 2017

CALGARY, Alberta, March 21, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Crown Point Energy Inc. (TSX-V:CWV) (“Crown Point,” the “Company” or “we“) today announced its operating and financial results for the three months and year ended December 31, 2017.  Copies of the Company’s audited consolidated financial statements and Management’s Discussion and Analysis (“MD&A”) filings for the year ended December 31, 2017 are being filed with Canadian securities regulatory authorities and will be made available under the Company’s profile at www.sedar.com and on the Company’s website at www.crownpointenergy.com. All dollar figures are expressed in United States dollars (“USD“) unless otherwise stated. In the following discussion, the

IBC Advanced Alloys Announces Short-Form Prospectus Offering of Debenture Units and Convertible Debenture Units to Raise Up to C$6 Million for Production Capacity Expansion and Other Purposes

NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION TO U.S. NEWS WIRE SERVICES OR DISSEMINATION IN THE UNITED STATES. FRANKLIN, Ind., March 21, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — IBC Advanced Alloys Corp. (“IBC” or the “Company”) (TSX-V:IB) (OTCQB:IAALF) announces that it has filed a preliminary short form prospectus in the provinces of British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario pursuant to National Instrument 44-101 – Short Form Prospectus Distributions in connection with a marketed offering of debenture units and convertible debenture units for aggregate gross proceeds of up to C$6,000,000 (the “Offering”) to fund an expansion of its production capacity and for other purposes.  The Offering will be

Smithfield Foods Donates More Than 40,000 Pounds of Protein to St. Mary’s Food Bank

PHOENIX, March 21, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Today, Smithfield Foods, Inc. joined forces with Safeway to donate more than 40,000 pounds of protein to St. Mary’s Food Bank. Smithfield’s contribution was part of the company’s 2018 Helping Hungry Homes® donation tour. Now in the program’s 10th year, Helping Hungry Homes® is Smithfield’s signature hunger-relief initiative focused on alleviating hunger and helping Americans become more food secure. The donation, equivalent to more than 160,000 servings, will help families fight hunger across Arizona. “Large-scale protein donations are a vital tool in helping us to fight hunger in Arizona,” said Tom Kertis, president

Big C Engages Its Customers Across Southeast Asia with Personalized Marketing

DALLAS, March 21, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Symphony RetailAI, the leading global provider of Artificial Intelligence-enabled decision platforms, solutions and customer-centric insights that drive validated growth for retailers and CPG manufacturers, today announced that Big C is implementing its SR Personalized Marketing solution. Headquartered in Bangkok, Thailand, Big C is a leading omnichannel retailer in Thailand and Southeast Asia with hypermarkets, supermarkets, convenience, health and beauty formats, and online and ecommerce channels. With Asia accounting for four out of the top 15 countries globally where internet users spend the most time on social media worldwide, the region’s consumers are highly

City National Bank to Increase Its Prime Interest Rate to 4.75 Percent

LOS ANGELES, March 21, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — City National Bank today announced that it will increase its prime lending rate from 4.50 percent to 4.75 percent, effective March 22, 2018. About City National With $48.7 billion in assets, City National Bank provides banking, investment and trust services through 72 offices, including 19 full-service regional centers, in Southern California, the San Francisco Bay Area, Nevada, New York City, Nashville, Atlanta, Minneapolis and Washington, D.C. In addition, the company and its investment affiliates manage or administer $64.9 billion in client investment assets. City National is a subsidiary of Royal Bank of Canada (RBC), one

DIRTT Announces Record Revenue With 2017 Annual Results

CALGARY, Alberta, March 21, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — DIRTT Environmental Solutions Ltd. (“DIRTT” or the “Company”) (TSX:DRT), an interior construction company using technology for client-driven design and manufacturing, today announced its financial results for the three- and 12-month periods ended December 31, 2017, including record annual revenue of $293.4 million. This news release contains references to Canadian dollars and United States dollars. Canadian dollars are referred to as “$” and United States dollars are referred to as “US$”. “This an important time for DIRTT, as we move forward from a significant 2017 investment year with a clear path toward profitable growth,”

Simmons First National Corporation Announces Pricing of Subordinated Notes Offering

PINE BLUFF, Ark., March 21, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Simmons First National Corporation (Nasdaq:SFNC) today announced the pricing of its offering of $330 million aggregate principal amount of 5.00% Fixed-to-Floating Rate Subordinated Notes due 2028 (the “Notes”). The Notes will bear a fixed interest rate of 5.00% per year from, and including, the date of issuance to, but excluding, April 1, 2023, payable semi-annually in arrears. From, and including, April 1, 2023 to, but excluding, the maturity date or any early redemption date, the interest rate shall be a floating rate equal to three-month LIBOR determined on the determination date

Ascendant Resources Reports Free Cash Flow in Q4 and Record December Production at the Rehabilitated El Mochito Mine

(All dollar amounts are in U.S. dollars (“$”) unless otherwise specified) Q4 2017 Highlights Positive Free Cash Flow of $0.75 million for Q4 2017 with $8.04 million in cash exiting 2017 Adjusted EBITDA of $2.28 million for Q4 2017; six consecutive months of positive Adjusted EBITDA Record tonnes milled in December; Q4 2017 production average of 2,241 tonnes per day, a 13% increase over Q3 2017 2017 Annual Highlights Successful rehabilitation of the El Mochito mine post acquisition Milled production increased 81% and direct operating costs decreased 31% throughout 2017 Adjusted EBITDA of ($2.49) million for first year of operation

Federman & Sherwood Announces filing of Class Action Lawsuit and Motion to Consolidate against Monat Global Corp.

OKLAHOMA CITY, March 21, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The law firm of Federman & Sherwood filed a second class action lawsuit against Monat Global Corp., this one in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas The lawsuit alleges that MONAT misled consumers about the safety and characteristics and potential danger of using MONAT hair care products. On March 21, 2018, Federman & Sherwood filed a Motion for Consolidation and Transfer with the United States Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation to have all of the proposed class action lawsuits transferred to the United States District Court for

Explor Acquire Hoyle Township Exploration Property

ROUYN-NORANDA, Quebec, March 21, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Explor Resources Inc. (“Explor” or “the Corporation”) (TSX-V:EXS) (OTCQB:EXSFF) (FSE:E1H1) (BE:E1H1) is pleased to announce the acquisition of eight (8) mining claims (64 claim units) situated in the Hoyle Township, in the Porcupine Mining Division, District of Cochrane,  Province of Ontario for a total of 1036.4 hectares. These claims are located in Hoyle Township, north of Bell Creek, Owl Creek and Hoyle Pond gold Mines. Highway 101, south of the property, provides excellent access to the property and to the city of Timmins. These claims were acquired because of results obtained by Tahoe