Day: March 22, 2018

Amicus Therapeutics Announces Approval of Galafold® (Migalastat) for Fabry Disease in Japan

CRANBURY, N.J., March 22, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Amicus Therapeutics (Nasdaq:FOLD) announced today that Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) has approved the oral small molecule pharmacological chaperone Galafold® capsules 123mg (migalastat) for treatment of patients aged 16 years and older with a confirmed diagnosis of Fabry disease (alpha-galactosidase A deficiency) and who have an amenable mutation. Galafold is the first and only oral precision medicine for Fabry disease in Japan. Amicus will now proceed with pricing and reimbursement processes, and anticipates launching Galafold in Japan in the coming months once those processes have concluded. John F. Crowley,

Fission 3 Announces Planned Four-for-One Share Consolidation

NOT FOR DISSEMINATION IN THE UNITED STATES OR THROUGH U.S. NEWSWIRE SERVICES KELOWNA, British Columbia, March 22, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Fission 3.0 Corp. (“Fission 3” or the “Company”) announces that its board of directors has approved a consolidation (the “Consolidation”) of the common shares in the capital of the Company (the “Common Shares”) at a ratio of four pre-Consolidation Common Shares (the “Existing Shares”) for one post-Consolidation Common Share (the “Consolidated Shares”). Subject to the approval of the TSX Venture Exchange, the Company anticipates that the Consolidation will take effect on or around April 9, 2018, and the Consolidated

Westport Fuel Systems Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2017 Financial Results

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, March 22, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Westport Fuel Systems Inc. (“Westport Fuel Systems”) (TSX:WPRT) (Nasdaq:WPRT) reported financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2017 and provided an update on operations. All figures are in U.S. dollars unless otherwise stated. 2017: A Transformative Year The company completed a strategic assessment of its entire portfolio and divested the industrial business assets for gross proceeds of $87.5 million, positioning Westport Fuel Systems to focus on the transportation sector.   Through a series of orchestrated transactions, the company restructured its debt, which decreased total debt and royalty

Calgary Homeless Foundation’s Initial Reflections on Provincial Budget 2018

CALGARY, Alberta, March 22, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Today, Minister of Finance Joseph Cecil tabled Budget 2018. Nick Falvo, Director, Research & Data at Calgary Homeless Foundation (CHF) was invited to participate in the budget lockup and shares the following observations: For people experiencing chronic and episodic homelessness to remain stably housed, continued long-term funding for permanent housing with program supports is critical.  Dubbed “A recovery built to last,” Budget 2018 included a modest increase in annual provincial funding for Homeless and Outreach Support Services (OSSI): OSSI funding for the current fiscal year (2017-18) is $192M. For the 2018-19 year,

Southwest Florida Making Daily News For Heroin Plague

SAN DIEGO, March 22, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — A website that offers no cost information about drug addiction treatment HeroinDetoxClinics.com has just completed their page for Fort Myers. Southwest Florida, in particular, Fort Myers in Lee County, is making daily news for the wrong reasons.  Heroin and heroin laced with fentanyl has put the county on high alert for local law enforcement and state officials, including the Governor, Rick Scott and the President of the United States, Donald Trump as they have declared rises in deaths and overdoses a national emergency. The new opiate and heroin addiction treatment Fort Myers page explains how Lee County has now taken over

Granite Oil Corp. Reports Fourth Quarter and Year End 2017 Financial Results

CALGARY, Alberta, March 22, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — GRANITE OIL CORP. (“Granite” or the “Company”) (TSX:GXO) (OTCQX:GXOCF) is pleased to release its financial results for the year ended December 31, 2017.  Granite has filed its audited financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2017 and related Management Discussion & Analysis with the applicable Canadian securities regulatory authorities. Granite’s annual financial materials may be viewed in their entirety on www.sedar.com and on the Company’s website at www.graniteoil.ca. Financial And Operating Highlights Year Ended December 31,           2017   2016   (000s, except per share amounts) ($)

Nautilus Minerals Appoints New Independent Director

TORONTO, March 22, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Nautilus Minerals Inc. (TSX:NUS) (OTC:NUSMF) (Nasdaq Intl Designation) (the “Company” or “Nautilus“) announces that Mr. Jay Layman has been appointed to the role of independent non-executive Director. Nautilus’ Chairman Tariq Al Barwani commented, “It is a pleasure to welcome Jay to the Nautilus Board of Directors. Jay’s diverse background in successful project development, corporate development, finance, and innovation makes him well suited to the expanding Nautilus Board.” Following the appointment of Mr. Layman, the members of the Company’s Board of Directors are as follows: Mr. Tariq Al Barwani (Chairman and non-executive Director) Dr.

Tehama County’s Alternatives to Violence Announces Rebrand to Empower Tehama

RED BLUFF, Calif., March 22, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Alternatives to Violence, a non-profit organization that serves those impacted by family violence in Tehama County, announced today the organization’s official rebrand to Empower Tehama. Opened in 1994, Alternative to Violence started as an organization focused on providing emergency shelter and related services to women and children impacted by domestic violence. Since then, the organization’s services have greatly expanded in response to the needs of the community within this area of expertise. Today, the organization offers programs and services whose target audiences find the name “Alternatives to Violence” a barrier to

CUP Capital Corp. Announces Closing of Qualifying Transaction, Completion of IPO and Name Change

TORONTO, March 22, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — CUP Capital Corp. (“CUP Capital”), announces that it changed its name from “CUP Capital Corp.” to “GBLT Corp.” (“GBLT Corp.” or the “Resulting Issuer”) and closed its previously announced business combination (the “Transaction”) with GBLT German Battery & Lighting Technologies PLC (“GBLT PLC”), the sole shareholder of the operating company GBT GmbH (“GBT”). The Transaction provided for the acquisition of all of the outstanding equity interests of GBLT PLC by CUP Capital in a transaction in which the shareholders of GBLT PLC received common shares of the Resulting Issuer (the “Common Shares“) and,

Science Ignored in New Anti-Aquaculture Law

OLYMPIA, Wash., March 22, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Dan Swecker, Executive Director of the Washington Fish Growers Association (WFGA), has issued the following statement regarding today’s signing into law of HB 2957 and Governor Inslee’s line item veto of Section I which calls for a scientific study. As the leading trade association representing Washington’s multi-million-dollar finfish aquaculture industry, WFGA is deeply disappointed by Governor Inslee’s failure to take science into consideration by signing into law HB 2957. Our organization holds the position—supported by leading fisheries scientists—that this law completely lacks any scientific basis. We are additionally dismayed by the fact

Altura Energy Inc. Announces Fourth Quarter and Year End 2017 Financial and Operating Results and Provides an Operational Update

CALGARY, Alberta, March 22, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Altura Energy Inc. (“Altura”, or the “Corporation”) (TSXV:ATU) is pleased to announce its financial and operating results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2017, and an operational update.  The audited consolidated financial statements, and related management’s discussion and analysis (“MD&A”) will be available at www.sedar.com and www.alturaenergy.ca.  OPERATION AND FINANCIAL SUMMARY   Three months ended Year ended December 31,2017   September 30,2017   December 31,2016   December 31, 2017   December 31,2016   OPERATING                                   

AbraPlata Announces Issuance of Stock Options

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, March 22, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — AbraPlata Resource Corp. (“AbraPlata” or the “Company”) (TSX-V:ABRA) (OTCPK:ABBRF) (Frankfurt:1AH) announces that a total of 1,125,000 incentive stock options have been granted to directors, officers, employees and consultants of the Company. The stock options have an exercise price of CAD$0.20 per share and are exercisable for a period of five years from the date of grant. The stock options vest 25% immediately, 25% after six months, 25% after twelve months and 25% after eighteen months. About AbraPlata AbraPlata is a junior mining exploration company focused on delivering shareholder returns by unlocking

AFA: How Federal Spending Deal Impacts Individuals with Alzheimer’s

NEW YORK, March 22, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Boost to NIA/NIH FundingThe omnibus federal spending deal, currently being considered by Congress, will deliver a $414 million funding increase for Alzheimer’s disease research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).  This brings federal investment toward finding a cure or more effective treatment for Alzheimer’s to $1.82 billion for Fiscal Year (FY) 2018—the closest Washington has come to providing the $2 billion a year that leading scientists say is needed to make meaningful progress by 2025, as outlined in the National Plan to Address Alzheimer’s Disease.  Anti-Wandering LawThe spending deal will also

Epsilon Energy Ltd. Announces Full Year 2017 Results

HOUSTON, March 22, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Epsilon Energy Ltd. (“Epsilon”) (TSX:EPS) today reported its financial results for the fourth quarter and full-year ended December 31, 2017.  Mr. Michael Raleigh, Chief Executive Officer, commented, “We are excited by the current prospects for Epsilon given the talented additions to our operational team in 2017, an unlevered balance sheet, a cash flowing asset and the opportunity to allocate capital to economically attractive gas and liquids projects in the Marcellus and Anadarko basins. In the Marcellus, Epsilon recently proposed seven wells to hasten development and increase our working interest production in this attractive

Sysco Corporation Announces Pricing of Its Pending Cash Tender Offer to Purchase up to $230,538,000 Combined Aggregate Principal Amount of Certain Outstanding Senior Notes and Debentures

HOUSTON, March 22, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Sysco Corporation (NYSE:SYY) (“Sysco” or the “Company”) today announced the pricing terms, as shown in the table below, for Sysco’s previously announced cash tender offer to purchase up to $230,538,000 (subject to further increase, in its sole discretion, the “Tender Cap”) combined aggregate principal amount (the “Offer”) of Sysco’s outstanding 6.625% Senior Notes due 2039 (the “6.625% Senior Notes”), 7.160% Debentures due 2027 (the “7.160% Debentures”), 6.500% Debentures due 2028 (the “6.500% Debentures”) and 5.375% Senior Notes due 2035 (together with the 6.625% Senior Notes, the 7.160% Debentures and the 6.500% Debentures, the

FRP Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ-FRPH) Announces Contract to Sell its Industrial Warehouse Portfolio to Blackstone for $358.9 Million

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., March 22, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — FRP Holdings, Inc. (the “Company”) (NASDAQ-FRPH) today announced that it has entered into a contract to sell its 41 industrial warehouses and two adjacent lots to an affiliate of Blackstone Real Estate Partners VIII, L.P. (“Blackstone”), for a total purchase price of $358.9 million. The sale is subject to customary closing conditions, including approval by the Company’s shareholders. The transaction is expected to close in the second or third quarter of 2018. Details of the transaction and the conditions to its closing are described in the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K

Dream Office REIT Announces Intention to Commence Substantial Issuer Bid and Anticipated Amendments to Its Revolving Credit Facility

TORONTO, March 22, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — DREAM OFFICE REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT TRUST (D.UN-TSX) (“Dream Office REIT”, the “Trust” or “we”) today announced its intention to commence a substantial issuer bid (the “Offer”) pursuant to which the Trust will offer to purchase up to 10,000,000 of its outstanding REIT units, Series A (“REIT A Units”) at a purchase price of $24.00 per REIT A Unit in cash (the “Purchase Price”).  The Trust also announced today that it is in advanced negotiations to increase and extend its primary revolving credit facility.   Substantial Issuer Bid With the substantial completion of our strategic

Seitai Acupuncture Opens New Location in Brooklyn, NY

BROOKLYN, N.Y., March 22, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Seitai Acupuncture today announced the opening of a new Seitai Health Center in Brooklyn, NY. It will offer a variety of health and wellness services, including yoga classes, acupuncture, Shiatsu, and kampo (Japanese herbology). Seitai Acupuncture has added a new location, bringing the total number of centers to three. Its services are based on Eastern medical traditions, therefore providing New Yorkers with an alternative to standard Western medicine. These services help to reduce pain, improve general health and flexibility. Yoga is a new service available at Seitai Health Centers. It has brought in yoga instructor Yelena Kaminsky to lead its Vinyasa flow classes. Each movement is synchronized with breath and

March 22 is National Lynch Syndrome Day

Washington, DC, March 22, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — There are a number of hereditary conditions that can increase the risk of colorectal cancer (CRC), but Lynch syndrome is the most common, with about 3 to 5 percent of CRC cases are caused by Lynch syndrome, according to the National Institutes of Health. People with Lynch Syndrome inherit an increased risk of cancer and routine colonoscopies are recommended. Knowing your family health history is imperative to managing this condition because it’s passed from generation to generation. Unfortunately, there aren’t usually any symptoms associated with Lynch syndrome, and too many people learn they have the condition after it’s too late.

Sparton Resources Inc. Private Placement Financing Closed

TORONTO, March 22, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Sparton Resources Inc. (TSXV.SRI) (“Sparton” or the “Company“) announced today that it has closed, effective March 22, 2018, agreements for private placement financing totalling $64,000 through the sale of 800,000 flow through shares to two accredited investors. Each Flow Through Common Share is priced at $0.08. Proceeds will be used for expenditures on the Company’s Canadian Exploration Program including current drilling activities on the Bruell Project in the Val D’Or Quebec gold area. Resale of the shares is subject to normal restrictions under TSX Venture Exchange Policy and the transaction is subject to final regulatory