Day: August 13, 2018

Fura Announces Private Placement

NOT FOR DISSEMINATION IN THE UNITED STATES OR TO U.S. NEWS WIRE SERVICES TORONTO, Aug. 14, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Fura Gems Inc. (“Fura” or the “Company”) (TSXV: FURA) (OTC: FUGMF) (FRA: BJ43), a new gemstone mining and marketing company with emerald and ruby assets in Colombia and Mozambique, respectively, intends to complete a private placement offering of up to 25 million common shares of the Company at a price of CAD$0.40 per share for gross proceeds of up to CAD$10 million (the “Offering”). In connection with the Offering, Fura has engaged Hannam & Partners and Panmure Gordon (UK) Limited

McDonald’s and Franchisees Investing Approximately $143 Million in Massachusetts To Modernize More Than 140 Local Restaurants in 2018 & 2019

Remodeled restaurants offer new technology and a more fun, modern experience BOSTON, Aug. 14, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Today, McDonald’s announced that the company and its franchisees are investing approximately $143M in Massachusetts throughout 2018 and 2019 on the construction and modernization of 140 McDonald’s restaurants, transforming the customer experience inside and outside the restaurant. In total, McDonald’s and franchisees are investing $6 billion to modernize most U.S. restaurants by 2020, including most restaurants in Massachusetts. With this significant construction investment, the transformed restaurants will feature:   Modernized dining rooms with globally and locally inspired décor, new furniture and refreshed

McDonald’s and Franchisees Investing Approximately $170 Million in Georgia To Modernize More Than 340 Local Restaurants in 2018 & 2019

Remodeled restaurants offer new technology and a more fun, modern experience ATLANTA, Aug. 14, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Today, McDonald’s announced that the company and its franchisees are investing approximately $170 million in Georgia throughout 2018 and 2019 on the construction and modernization of 340 McDonald’s restaurants, transforming the customer experience inside and outside the restaurant. In total, McDonald’s and franchisees are investing $6 billion to modernize most U.S. restaurants by 2020, including most restaurants in Georgia.   With this significant construction investment, the transformed restaurants will feature:   Modernized dining rooms with globally and locally inspired décor, new furniture and

McDonald’s & Franchisees Investing Approximately $251 Million in Ohio To Modernize Approximately 380 Local Restaurants in 2018 & 2019

Remodeled restaurants offer new technology and a convenient, modern experience COLUMBUS, Ohio, Aug. 14, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Today, McDonald’s announced that the company and its franchisees are investing approximately $251 million in the state of Ohio throughout 2018 and 2019 on the construction and modernization of approximately 380 McDonald’s restaurants, transforming the customer experience inside and outside the restaurant. In total, McDonald’s and franchisees are investing $6 billion to modernize most U.S. restaurants by 2020, including most restaurants in Ohio. With this significant construction investment, the transformed restaurants will feature:   Modernized dining rooms with globally and locally inspired

McDonald’s and Franchisees Investing Approximately $266 Million in Pennsylvania to Modernize More Than 360 Local Restaurants in 2018 & 2019

Remodeled restaurants offer new technology and a more fun, modern experience PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 14, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Today, McDonald’s announced that the company and its franchisees are investing approximately $266 million in PA throughout 2018 and 2019 on the construction and modernization of 360 McDonald’s restaurants, transforming the customer experience inside and outside the restaurant. In total, McDonald’s and franchisees are investing $6 billion to modernize most U.S. restaurants by 2020, including most restaurants in the Commonwealth. With this significant construction investment, the transformed restaurants will feature:   Modernized dining rooms with globally and locally inspired décor, new furniture

McDonald’s and Franchisees Investing Approximately $19 Million in Washington, DC To Modernize More Than 15 Local Restaurants in 2018 & 2019

Remodeled restaurants offer new technology and a more fun, modern experience WASHINGTON, Aug. 14, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Today, McDonald’s announced that the company and its franchisees are investing approximately $19 million in Washington, DC throughout 2018 and 2019 on the construction and modernization of 15 McDonald’s restaurants, transforming the customer experience inside and outside the restaurant. In total, McDonald’s and franchisees are investing $6 billion to modernize most U.S. restaurants by 2020, including most restaurants in Washington, DC.   With this significant construction investment, the transformed restaurants will feature:   Modernized dining rooms with globally and locally inspired décor, new

McDonald’s and Franchisees Investing Approximately $186 Million in Florida To Modernize More Than 240 Local Restaurants in 2018 & 2019

Remodeled restaurants offer new technology and a more fun, modern experience MIAMI, Aug. 14, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Today, McDonald’s announced that the company and its franchisees are investing approximately $186 million in Florida throughout 2018 and 2019 on the construction and modernization of 240 McDonald’s restaurants, transforming the customer experience inside and outside the restaurant. In total, McDonald’s and franchisees are investing $6 billion to modernize most U.S. restaurants by 2020, including most restaurants in Florida. With this significant construction investment, the transformed restaurants will feature:   Modernized dining rooms with globally and locally inspired décor, new furniture and

McDonald’s and Franchisees Investing Approximately $168 Million in Indiana To Modernize More Than 270 Local Restaurants in 2018 & 2019

Remodeled restaurants offer new technology and a more fun, modern experience INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., Aug. 14, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Today, McDonald’s announced that the company and its franchisees are investing approximately $168 Million in Indiana throughout 2018 and 2019 on the construction and modernization of 270 McDonald’s restaurants, transforming the customer experience inside and outside the restaurant. In total, McDonald’s and franchisees are investing $6 billion to modernize most U.S. restaurants by 2020, including most restaurants in Indiana.   With this significant construction investment, the transformed restaurants will feature:   Modernized dining rooms with globally and locally inspired décor, new furniture

McDonald’s and Franchisees Investing Approximately $163 Million in Virginia To Modernize More Than 250 Local Restaurants in 2018 & 2019

Remodeled restaurants offer new technology and a more fun, modern experience RICHMOND, Va., Aug. 14, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Today, McDonald’s announced that the company and its franchisees are investing approximately $163 million in Virginia throughout 2018 and 2019 on the construction and modernization of 250 McDonald’s restaurants, transforming the customer experience inside and outside the restaurant. In total, McDonald’s and franchisees are investing $6 billion to modernize most U.S. restaurants by 2020, including most restaurants in Virginia. With this significant construction investment, the transformed restaurants will feature: Modernized dining rooms with globally and locally inspired décor, new furniture and

NewYork-Presbyterian Remains New York’s #1 Hospital in U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospitals” Survey

U.S. News & World Report survey recognizes NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital for its excellence in numerous specialties New York, NY, Aug. 14, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, one of the largest and most comprehensive healthcare delivery systems in the nation, is the top-ranked hospital in New York for the 18th consecutive year, according to the U.S. News and World Report’s annual survey of “Best Hospitals,” published online today. The Hospital has been included once again in the prestigious Honor Roll, which recognizes national excellence in multiple specialties.   NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital ranks No. 10 in the United States and in the top five

Strad Energy Services Ltd. Announces Extension and Amendments to its Credit Facilities  

NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION TO U.S. NEWS WIRE SERVICES OR FOR DISSEMINATION IN THE UNITED STATES (“U.S.”) CALGARY, Alberta, Aug. 13, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Strad Energy Services Ltd. (“Strad” or the “Company”) (TSX: “SDY”) today announced that it has agreed with its syndicate of lenders to extend the maturity of its credit facilities (the “Credit Facilities”) by one year to September 29, 2021.  The extension of the maturity of the Credit Facilities will provide Strad with credit stability and access to capital to fund our current and future capital programs focused on growing our industrial matting division which offers a

Chaos Group Debuts New Real-Time Ray Tracing Technology at SIGGRAPH

Project Lavina Demonstrates Photorealistic Computer Graphics Rendering at up to 90 Frames Per Second on New NVIDIA Turing-based Quadro RTX GPUs SIGGRAPH 2018, VANCOUVER, Canada, Aug. 13, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Today, Chaos Group gives the world its first look at Project Lavina, a groundbreaking new technology designed for photorealistic real-time ray tracing – the Holy Grail of computer graphics. By leveraging the dedicated RT Core within NVIDIA’s Turing-based Quadro RTX GPUs, Project Lavina fundamentally changes the direction of computer graphics, introducing a new level of visual quality for real-time games, VR, and 3D visualization. Project Lavina, named after the

TerraForm Power Reports Second Quarter 2018 Results

NEW YORK, Aug. 13, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — TerraForm Power, Inc. (Nasdaq: TERP) (“TerraForm Power”) today reported financial results for the three months ended June 30, 2018. Recent Highlights Settled our tender offer and minority interest squeeze out of Saeta Yield S.A. (“Saeta”), increasing ownership to 100% Executed an 11-year Framework Agreement with an affiliate of General Electric Company (“GE”) to provide us with full-wrap, long-term service agreements (“LTSAs”) for turbine operations and maintenance as well as other balance of plant services for each project in our 1.6 GW North American wind fleet Pursuant to a back-stop agreement with our

Select Sands Reports Record Results for the Second Quarter 2018

— Strong Demand and Continued Logistics Enhancements Drive Sale of ~165K Tons of Frac Sand —— Records 31% Margin on Adjusted EBITDA of $2.9 Million – 255% Higher than $0.8 Million in Q1 2018 —— Significant Progress on Expansion Project to Boost Production Capacity by 67% to 1 Million Tons Per Year — VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Aug. 13, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Select Sands Corp. (“Select Sands” or the “Company”) (TSXV: SNS, OTC: SLSDF) today announced record operational and financial results for Q2 of 2018 and the filing of its financial statements and associated management’s discussion and analysis on www.sedar.com.

7th Annual Hamptons Cup Raises Money to Fight Poverty in New York City

Event raises over $500,000 to benefit Robin Hood, New York’s largest poverty fighting force WATERMILL, N.Y., Aug. 13, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — On Aug. 5, hundreds of families attended the seventh annual Hamptons Cup presented by Cartier at the Equuleus Polo Club in Water Mill, New York. The event raised more than $500,000 for Robin Hood, New York’s largest poverty-fighting force. Because the event is fully underwritten by donors and sponsors, one hundred percent of ticket sales will go to helping low-income New Yorkers. Since its inception, the volunteer-led event has raised over $4.2 million to fight poverty. The match between

Ero Copper Reports Second Quarter Results

(all amounts in US dollars, unless otherwise noted) VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Aug. 13, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Ero Copper Corp. (TSX: ERO) (“Ero” or the “Company”) today is pleased to announce its financial results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2018. Management will host a conference call tomorrow, Tuesday, August 14, 2018, at 11:30 a.m. Eastern to discuss the results.  Dial in details for the call can be found near the end of this press release. HIGHLIGHTS Second quarter copper production of 5,684 tonnes of copper; Second quarter C1 Cash Costs* of $1.49 per pound of copper

NVIDIA Reinvents Computer Graphics with Turing Architecture

Hybrid Rendering Fundamentally Changes Computer Graphics by Fusing Real-Time Ray Tracing, AI, Simulation and Rasterization VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Aug. 13, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — SIGGRAPH — NVIDIA today reinvented computer graphics with the launch of the NVIDIA Turing™ GPU architecture. The greatest leap since the invention of the CUDA GPU in 2006, Turing features new RT Cores to accelerate ray tracing and new Tensor Cores for AI inferencing which, together for the first time, make real-time ray tracing possible. These two engines — along with more powerful compute for simulation and enhanced rasterization — usher in a new generation of hybrid rendering

NVIDIA Unveils Quadro RTX, World’s First Ray-Tracing GPU

New Turing-Based Design Revolutionizes Workflow of Millions of Designers and Artists on the Desktop and in the Datacenter VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Aug. 13, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — SIGGRAPH — NVIDIA today announced its first Turing™ architecture-based GPUs, revolutionizing the work of 50 million designers and artists by enabling them to render photorealistic scenes in real time, add new AI-based capabilities to their workflows, and enjoy fluid interactivity with complex models and scenes. Unveiled by NVIDIA founder and CEO Jensen Huang at the annual SIGGRAPH conference, the NVIDIA® Quadro® RTX™ 8000, Quadro RTX 6000 and Quadro RTX 5000 bring hardware-accelerated ray tracing,

Hill International, Inc. Provides Update on NYSE Notice of Delisting

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 13, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Hill International, Inc. (HIL), the global leader in managing construction risk, announced today that the Company received notification from the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) of its determination to commence proceedings to delist the Company’s common stock. Furthermore, the NYSE announced the suspension of the Company’s common stock. The determination to commence the delisting proceeding is a result of the Company requiring more time to become current in filing its late annual and quarterly reports, including its financial statements, with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). While Hill has made significant progress and

Element Fleet Management Reports Second Quarter 2018 Results

Amounts in $CAD unless otherwise noted Consolidated net income for Q2 2018 more than doubled from the prior year to $79.1 million or $0.18 per share After-tax adjusted Q2 earnings per share for core Fleet Management operations grew 6% to $0.19 per share on a constant currency basis Strategic assessment underway and progressing well US$1 billion ABS issuance expected to close on August 16 bringing total securitizations for 2018 to nearly CAD$3.5 billion TORONTO, Aug. 13, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Element Fleet Management Corp. (TSX:EFN) (“Element” or the “Company”), a leading global provider of fleet management and fleet-focused business services,