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Africa Energy to present at Pareto Securities Oil & Offshore Conference

Africa Energy Corp announces that the Company's President and Chief Executive Officer, Garrett Soden, will be presenting at the Pareto Securities Oil & Offshore investor conference in Oslo, Norway on Thursday, September 14, 2017, at 10:00am Central European Time. Africa Energy Corp. is a Canadian oil and gas company listed on the TSX Venture Exchange under ticker symbol "AFE". The Company is part of the Lundin Group of Companies and is actively building an exploration and production portfolio across Africa.  

Strengthening Institutions is key to preserving peace in Asia: Report

Amid the rapid change and uncertainty of the 21st century, a key question facing Asia's leaders is whether the region will be able to maintain the unprecedented economic growth and relative peace it has enjoyed for the past 70 years. Given growing concerns about a rising China, a dangerous North Korea, and a potentially less engaged United States, it cannot be assumed that the answer to this question will be yes. The Asia-Pacific region faces an important inflection point. In a new report, Preserving the Long Peace in Asia: The Institutional Building Blocks of Long-Term Regional Security, the Asia Society Policy Institute's Independent Commission on Regional Security Architecture explores the enhanced role that regional institutions could play in maintaining peace and stability in Asia. The Commission is composed of eight senior foreign policy and security experts from across the Asia-Pacific: Kevin Rudd (Chair), ASPI President and 26th Prime Minister of Australia Thomas E. Donilon, former National Security Advisor to U.S. President Obama Igor S. Ivanov, former Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Yoriko Kawaguchi, former Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan Kim Sung-hwan, former Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade of the Republic of Korea Shivshankar Menon, former National Security Advisor to Indian Prime Minister...

Lockdown put in place at Drumheller Institution on September 5, 2017 has ended and an exceptional search has been completed

The lockdown put in place at Drumheller Institution on September 5, 2017 has ended and an exceptional search has been completed. The institution has resumed its normal operations. Correctional Service Canada (CSC) is strengthening measures to prevent the entry of contraband into its institutions in order to ensure a safe and secure environment for everyone. CSC also works in partnership with the police to take action against those who attempt to have contraband brought into correctional institutions.

Alamos Gold acquires Richmont Mines

Alamos Gold announce that it has entered into a definitive agreement whereby Alamos will acquire all of the issued and outstanding shares of Richmont pursuant to a plan of arrangement. Under the terms of the Agreement, all of the Richmont issued and outstanding common shares will be exchanged on the basis of 1.385 Alamos common shares for each Richmont common share. The Exchange Ratio implies consideration of C$14.20 per Richmont common share, based on the closing price of Alamos common shares on the Toronto Stock Exchange ("TSX") on September 8, 2017. This represents a 22% premium to Richmont's closing price and a 32% premium based on both companies' 20-day volume-weighted average prices, both as at September 8, 2017 on the TSX. This implies a total equity value of approximately US$770 million on a fully diluted in-the-money basis and an enterprise value of US$683 million. Upon completion of the Transaction, existing Alamos and Richmont shareholders will own approximately 77% and 23% of the pro forma company, respectively. Concurrent with the announcement of the Transaction, Richmont announced the sale of the Beaufor Mine, the Camflo Mill and the Wasamac development project located in Quebec (collectively the "Quebec Assets"). Further details regarding the sale of the...

Blaze Fast-Fire’d Pizza to open in Wichita, Kansas location

Blaze Fast Fire'd Pizza, the fast-casual artisanal pizza concept known for its chef-driven menu and casually hip restaurants, announced today that it will open its first Kansas location, in Wichita, on Thursday, September 14th. To celebrate the grand opening, the Wichita restaurant will offer FREE build-your-own artisanal pizzas on Friday, September 15th from 10:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. to anyone who follows Blaze Pizza on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook. The highly anticipated restaurant, which features a 2,800 square foot interior with seating for 80, and an exterior patio, is located near Bed Bath & Beyond and the Wichita Sports Forum (2692 N. Greenwich Ct.). Blaze Pizza is a modern day "pizza joint" serving up artisanal pizzas that are both fast and affordable. Since its first restaurant debuted in 2012, Blaze has quickly become one of the nation's hottest restaurant concepts, with fans lining up each day for the custom-built pizzas, freshly made salads, blood orange lemonade and s'more pies. Each restaurant features an interactive open-kitchen format that allows guests to customize one of the menu's signature pizzas or create their own, choosing from a wide selection of fresh, artisanal ingredients -- all for about $8. The generously-sized personal pizzas are then sent to...

Strategic Technology is now part of Vivakor acquires

Vivakor announced that it has acquired strategic intellectual properties (IP) from QuantumSphere, Inc. Vivakor has secured sought after patented Nanocatalyst IP from QSI in an all-stock transaction. The technology produces various catalytic elements found on the periodic table in the 30-60 nanometer range. The result is a catalyst with an extremely high surface area yielding greater catalytic activity. As much as 90% of all chemical processes utilize catalysts (including oil refining, pollution abatement, and production of fuels and chemicals). Due to the need for cleaner fuels and more energy-efficient chemical production processes, global demand for catalysts is forecasted at over $20 billion in 2019. Regarding near-term commercial opportunities, QSI's lead product, FeNIX, is an iron-based nanocatalyst designed for use in the production of ammonia made by the 100 year-old Haber Bosch process. Widely known as one of the world's most critical chemicals, nearly 200 million tons of ammonia are produced annually (82% of which is used to make fertilizer for food production). The FeNIX product is applied as a coating to existing standard commercial ammonia catalysts and is considered a "drop-in" solution which is critical when introducing and commercializing a catalyst enhancement technology in the conservative chemicals industry. In 2015 QSI demonstrated...

Hastings Mutual Insurance appoints Douglas J. Drenth to the Board

Hastings Mutual Insurance Company announces the appointment of Douglas J. Drenth to the company's Board of Directors. He has more than 36 years of business and technology experience, and currently is the Corporate Director of Information Technology for Flexfab LLC. Drenth has been with Flexfab LLC as their Corporate Director of Information Technology since 1998. Flexfab is an elastomeric engineering company that manufactures products using silicone rubber and other elastomers. Their manufacturing operations are based in Hastings, Michigan. "Doug is an outstanding addition to the Hastings Mutual Board of Directors," said Joe Babiak, CEO and president of Hastings Mutual. "His extensive business experience, and information systems expertise, are great assets to the Board." Drenth has a Master's of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science in E-Business from University of Phoenix.  

ENSERVCO to Present at Second Annual MicroCap Leadership Summit

ENSERVCO Corporation announced it has been selected to present at the Second Annual MicroCap Leadership Summit, hosted by MicroCapClub, on Friday, September 22, 2017, at the Westin Chicago Northwest Hotel in Itasca, Illinois. ENSERVCO's CEO Ian Dickinson and CFO Tucker Franciscus will conduct a series of one-on-one and small group meetings throughout the day. Through its various operating subsidiaries, ENSERVCO provides a wide range of oilfield services, including hot oiling, acidizing, frac water heating, water transfer, bacteria and scaling treatment and water hauling. The Company has a broad geographic footprint covering seven major domestic oil and gas basins and serves customers in Colorado, Kansas, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Texas, Wyoming and West Virginia. MicroCapClub is an exclusive forum for experienced microcap investors focused on microcap companies (sub $300m market cap) trading on United States, Canadian, UK, and Australian equity marketplaces.

Fraser Institute to release a new study on Canada’s Métis population

On Tuesday, Sept. 12, the Fraser Institute will release a new study on Canada's Métis population. In an effort to fulfill a 2015 campaign promise, the federal Liberal government has begun talks with several Métis associations in Canada. The study, The Debate about Métis Aboriginal Rights -- Demography, Geography, and History, spotlights potential issues and unintended consequences arising from the negotiations. The Fraser Institute is an independent Canadian public policy research and educational organization with offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, and Montreal and ties to a global network of think-tanks in 87 countries. Its mission is to improve the quality of life for Canadians, their families and future generations by studying, measuring and broadly communicating the effects of government policies, entrepreneurship and choice on their well-being. To protect the Institute's independence, it does not accept grants from governments or contracts for research.

Centerra Gold announces settlement with Kyrgyz government

Centerra Gold Inc announces that the Company and its Kyrgyz subsidiaries (Kumtor Gold Company and Kumtor Operating Company have entered into a comprehensive settlement agreement with the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic. Full and final reciprocal releases and resolution of all existing arbitral and environmental claims, disputes, proceedings and court orders, and releases of the Company and its Kyrgyz subsidiaries from future claims covering the same subject matter as the existing environmental claims arising from approved mine activities. The termination of the Kyrgyz Republic court order which, among other things, restricted KGC's ability to transfer cash to Centerra. KGC is in the process of transferring the cash balance that is over and above its ordinary working capital requirements to Centerra and the Company expects that to occur by September 15, 2017. An acknowledgement that there will be no restrictions on the ability of KGC to distribute funds to Centerra in the future. All restrictions are lifted on the free movement of KGC's employees. No admission on the part of Centerra or its Kyrgyz subsidiaries of: (i) any environmental wrongdoing, (ii) any non-compliance with Kyrgyz law or the Kumtor Project Agreements or (iii) any pre-existing obligation to make additional environmental or Reclamation...
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