Nautilus Completes US$2 Million Private Placement

/EINPresswire.com/ — TORONTO, ONTARIO–(Marketwired – Apr 10, 2017) – Nautilus Minerals Inc. (TSX:NUS)(OTCQX:NUSMF)(OTC:NUSMF Nasdaq Intl Designation) (the “Company” or “Nautilus”) announces that it has closed its previously announced private placement pursuant to its financing notice dated March 22, 2017, delivered under the Company’s subscription agreement with Mawarid Offshore Mining Ltd. and Metalloinvest Holding (Cyprus) Limited (together, the “Investors”) dated August 21, 2016, as amended.

At the closing, the Company issued an aggregate of 12,507,042 common shares to the Investors at an issue price of C$0.213 per share for aggregate proceeds to the Company of US$2,000,000. The private placement was allocated equally between the two Investors.

The private placement forms part of the up to US$20 million financing approved by the Company’s shareholders at the extraordinary general meeting of the Company held on October 26, 2016.

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For more information please refer to www.nautilusminerals.com.

The TSX does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this press release.

Certain of the statements made in this news release may contain forward-looking information within the meaning of applicable securities laws, including statements with respect to the closing of the bridge financing, the use of proceeds of the bridge financing, the restructuring plan, and plans to develop the seafloor mining industry. We have made numerous assumptions about such statements, including assumptions relating to the bridge financing, project funding, completion and operation of the Company’s seafloor production system and assumptions regarding the timing and effect of the restructuring plan, including securing agreements with third parties to complete the construction of the remaining seafloor production system within certain timeframes. Even though our management believes the assumptions made and the expectations represented by such statements are reasonable, there can be no assurance that they will prove to be accurate. Forward-looking information by its nature involves known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results to be materially different from any future results expressed or implied by such forward-looking information. Please refer to our most recently filed Annual Information Form in respect of material assumptions and risks related to the prospects of extracting minerals from the seafloor and other risks relating to the Company’s business and plans for development of the Solwara 1 Project. Risks related to advancing towards production include the risk that the Company will be unable to obtain at all or on acceptable terms the remaining financing necessary to fund completion of the build, testing and deployment of the Company’s seafloor production system and that agreements with third party contractors for building slots within certain timeframes are not secured as required. As the Company has not completed an economic study in respect of the Solwara 1 Project, there can be no assurance that the Company’s production plans will, if fully funded and implemented, successfully demonstrate that seafloor resource production is commercially viable. Risks related to the restructuring plan include the risk that the plan cannot be implemented as expected, the risk that the plan does not result in the cost savings expected and the risk that the restructuring plan and the bridge financing do not provide sufficient time for the Company to secure project financings for the Solwara 1 Project. Except as required by law, we do not expect to update forward-looking statements and information as conditions change and you are referred to the full discussion of the Company’s business contained in the Company’s reports filed with the securities regulatory authorities in Canada.

About Nautilus Minerals Inc.

Nautilus is the first company to explore the ocean floor for polymetallic seafloor massive sulphide deposits. Nautilus was granted the first mining lease for such deposits at the prospect known as Solwara 1, in the territorial waters of Papua New Guinea, where it is aiming to produce copper, gold and silver. The Company has also been granted its environmental permit for this site.

Nautilus also holds highly prospective exploration acreage in the western Pacific (granted and under application), as well as in international waters in the Central Pacific.

A Canadian registered company, Nautilus is listed on the TSX:NUS stock exchange and is also a member of the Nasdaq International Designation program. Its corporate office is in Brisbane, Australia. Its major shareholders include MB Holding Company LLC, an Oman based group with interests in mining, oil & gas, which holds a 28.2% interest and Metalloinvest, the largest iron ore producer in Europe and the CIS, which has a 16.9% holding (each on a non-diluted basis, excluding loan shares outstanding under the Company’s share loan plan).

Assays Confirm Kakula West High-Grade Copper Discovery

/EINPresswire.com/ — KOLWEZI, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO–(Marketwired – Apr 10, 2017) – Ivanhoe Mines (TSX:IVN)(OTCQX:IVPAF) Executive Chairman Robert Friedland and Chief Executive Officer Lars-Eric Johansson announced today that assays received for Kakula West discovery hole DD1124 have verified a high-grade interval of 5.83% copper over 8.86 metres at a 2.5% cut-off, including a 6.17-metre interval of 6.84% copper.

The assay results confirm that Kakula West is another high-grade copper discovery on the company’s Tier One Kamoa-Kakula copper project in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The results further reinforce the exceptional continuity of high-grade copper mineralization at Kakula along the strike of the well-mineralized trend. DD1124 was drilled 3.8 kilometres west of the current limit of resource delineation drilling on the central section of Kakula.

Mr. Friedland and Mr. Johansson also announced today that two new step-out holes at Kakula West – DD1138 and DD1144, drilled 400 and 800 metres respectively west of hole DD1124 and along the strike of the mineralized trend – also have intersected relatively shallow, Kakula-style, chalcocite-rich copper mineralization.

Holes DD1138 and DD1144 have further extended the overall length of the known copper-rich mineralized system at Kakula by another 800 metres, to a total of approximately 11 kilometres. The mineralization encountered in DD1138 and DD1144 is similar to the mineralization intersected in earlier drilling into the high-grade core of the Kakula Discovery, which is approximately 10 kilometres to the east.

“We’re thrilled with initial drilling results at Kakula West,” said Mr. Friedland.

“This area is quickly emerging as a near-surface source of high-grade copper mineralization that could be incorporated into the early years of the Kamoa-Kakula mine plan. Given the associated economic upside of such a scenario, we plan to aggressively delineate the full extent of the mineralization at Kakula West.”

Highlights of Kakula West drilling to date include:

  • Assays show that DD1124 intersected 8.86 metres (true width) of 5.83% copper at a 3.0% copper cut-off, beginning at a downhole depth of 428.70 metres; 8.86 metres (true width) of 5.83% copper at a 2.5% copper cut-off; 16.05 metres (true width) of 4.14% copper at a 2.0% copper cut-off; and 16.05 metres (true width) of 4.14% copper at a 1.0% copper cut-off. DD1124’s best six-metre intercept was 6.17 metres (true width) at 6.84% copper. Figure 7 shows a strip log of DD1124 with assay grades and composites. Table 1 shows assay grades for DD1124 at a range of cut-offs.
  • DD1138, drilled 400 metres west of DD1124, intersected a zone of moderate-to-strong chalcocite mineralization six to seven metres thick, beginning at a downhole depth of 565.5 metres. Mineralization is hosted in a laminated siltstone horizon, typical of Kakula-style mineralization seen elsewhere at Kakula. The siltstone was separated from the Roan footwall sandstone by a sandy diamictite unit (see geology log and pictures of core in Figure 8).
  • DD1144, drilled 800 metres west of DD1124, intersected similar geology and mineralization to DD1138 with approximately ten metres of moderate chalcocite mineralization, including more strongly mineralized zones starting at a downhole depth of 502 metres and hosted in a laminated siltstone unit (see geology log and pictures of core in Figure 9).

Assay results for holes DD1138 and DD1144 are expected in approximately two to three weeks.

The continuing drilling successes mean that the Kakula Discovery has grown to become approximately 6.8 kilometres longer than the deposit’s 4.1-kilometre strike length that was used to calculate the initial Kakula resource estimate in October 2016. A new resource estimate for the eastern section of Kakula, covering a strike length of approximately 6.3 kilometres, is expected to be ready in May 2017.

The Kamoa-Kakula Project, a joint venture between Ivanhoe Mines, Zijin Mining and the DRC government, is near the mining centre of Kolwezi on the Central African Copperbelt in the DRC.

14 drill rigs rapidly expanding the Kakula Discovery; testing to begin soon on high-priority satellite drill targets

Fourteen rigs are drilling at Kakula. Three rigs are extending the Kakula West discovery area; one is working in the far southeastern area of Kakula; six are extending resources at the northwestern extent of the inferred resource area; two are drilling infill holes close to the centre of Kakula; and two are drilling wedge holes for metallurgical testwork in the Kakula Indicated Resource area (see figures 1 and 2). More than 69,000 metres have been drilled at Kakula since May 2016. The Kakula Discovery remains open along a westerly-southeasterly strike (see Figure 2).

Mr. Friedland said that rigs will be reallocated to Kakula West and other high-priority exploration targets elsewhere on the approximately 400-square-kilometre Kamoa-Kakula Project once the resource delineation drilling is completed at the eastern section of the Kakula Deposit.

“With the approaching onset of the dry season in the DRC, we also will have the ability to move the rigs to exploration targets that were not accessible during the rainy season. We believe there is excellent geological potential to make other Kakula-type discoveries in the area,” he added.

Strategic discussions continuing with potential partners

Mr. Friedland also noted that strategic discussions concerning Ivanhoe Mines and its projects are continuing with several significant mining companies and investors across Asia, Europe, Africa and elsewhere. Several investors that have expressed interest have no material limit on the provision of capital. There can be no assurance that the company will pursue any transaction or that a transaction, if pursued, will be completed.

Given the substantial increase in investor interest following the remarkable growth of the Kakula Discovery, the company has increased the frequency of organized visits for investors and banking analysts to its three mine development projects, including the massive exploration program at Kakula.

Mr. Johansson said it is important for analysts and investors to gain a first-hand understanding of the progress being made at all of Ivanhoe’s projects and the scale of the Kakula Discovery. A group of analysts completed a visit last week; the next scheduled visit to the sites is May 18 to 21. Ivanhoe and Zijin Mining will host a one-day tour of the Kamoa-Kakula Project on June 22 for some of the delegates to the DRC Mining Conference in Lubumbashi.

Figure 1. Kamoa-Kakula mining licence, showing copper grade of Indicated and Inferred Resources at a 2% copper cut-off, untested areas, current target areas and location of Kakula West Discovery: http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/1091382-F1.pdf

Figure 2. Drilling map of the Kakula Discovery, showing locations of discovery hole DD1124 at Kakula West, more than three kilometres away from the western-most Kakula resource hole, and the two new 400-metre step-out holes, DD1138 and DD1144: http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/1091382-F2.pdf

Figure 3. View to west from above the current northwestern limit of the Kakula Discovery, showing locations of discovery hole DD1124 at Kakula West and the two new 400-metre step-out holes, DD1138 and DD1144: http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/1091382-F3.pdf

Figure 4. View to west, showing two drilling rigs at the Kakula Discovery: http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/1091382-F4.pdf

Figure 5. Section along the axis on the Kakula Deposit on the section A – A’- A” – B showing drilling completed to date and composites at a 3.0% copper cut-off: http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/1091382-F5.pdf

Figure 6. Kakula West drilling map showing completed and planned holes, including discovery hole DD1124 and step-out holes DD1138 and DD1144: http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/1091382Figure6.jpg

Exploration drilling is ongoing over a wide area at Kakula West to establish the geometry of the well-mineralized zone. Assays were received for a second hole, DD1117, drilled 500 metres northeast of DD1124. DD1117 intersected 2.94 metres (true width) of 2.95% copper, at a 3.0% cut-off, from a downhole depth of 491.18 metres, and 3.61 metres of 2.60% copper, at a 1.0% cut-off. This hole may define the northern edge of the strong copper mineralization as it trends west-southwest, although it is important that mineralization in DD1117 is associated with a 17-metre thick siltstone unit, suggesting the prospectivity of this northern zone remains high.

Figure 7. Strip-log of drill hole DD1124 showing high-grade copper assays and a typical Kakula-style mineralization profile: http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/1091382-F7.pdf

Figure 8. Strip-log of hole DD1138, showing a typical Kakula-style mineralization profile, and pictures of chalcocite-rich drill core: http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/1091382-F8.pdf

Figure 9. Strip-log of hole DD1144, showing a typical Kakula-style mineralization profile, and pictures of chalcocite-rich drill core: http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/1091382-F9.pdf

Table 1. Assay results received for Kakula West drill holes to April 7, 2017: http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/1091382-T1.pdf

Table 2. Collars for Kakula West drill holes completed to April 7, 2017: http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/1091382-T2.pdf

Qualified Person and Quality Control and Assurance

The scientific and technical information in this release has been reviewed and approved by Stephen Torr, P.Geo., Ivanhoe Mines’ Vice President, Project Geology and Evaluation, and a Qualified Person under the terms of National Instrument 43-101. Mr. Torr has verified the technical data disclosed in this news release.

Ivanhoe Mines maintains a comprehensive chain of custody and QA-QC program on assays from its Kamoa-Kakula Project. Half-sawn core is processed at Kamoa-Kakula’s on-site preparation laboratory and prepared samples then are shipped by secure courier to Bureau Veritas Minerals (BVM) Laboratories in Australia, an ISO17025-accredited facility. Copper assays are determined at BVM by mixed-acid digestion with ICP finish. Industry-standard certified reference materials and blanks are inserted into the sample stream prior to dispatch to BVM. For detailed information about assay methods and data verification measures used to support the scientific and technical information, please refer to the January 20, 2017 technical report on the Kamoa-Kakula Project titled “Kakula 2016 Preliminary Economic Assessment” on the SEDAR profile of Ivanhoe Mines at www.sedar.com and on the Ivanhoe Mines website at www.ivanhoemines.com.

About Ivanhoe Mines

Ivanhoe Mines is advancing its three principal projects in Sub-Saharan Africa: Mine development at the Platreef platinum-palladium-gold-nickel-copper discovery on the Northern Limb of South Africa’s Bushveld Complex; mine development and exploration at the Kamoa-Kakula copper project on the Central African Copperbelt in the DRC; and upgrading at the historic, high-grade Kipushi zinc-copper-silver-germanium mine, also on the DRC’s Copperbelt. For details, visit www.ivanhoemines.com.

Cautionary statement on forward-looking information

Certain statements in this release constitute “forward-looking statements” or “forward-looking information” within the meaning of applicable securities laws, including without limitation, the timing and results of: (1) statements regarding a new resource estimate for the eastern section of Kakula is expected to be ready in May 2017; (2) statements regarding expectations that Kakula West is quickly emerging as a near-surface source of high-grade copper mineralization that might be incorporated into the early years of the Kamoa-Kakula mine plan; (3) statements regarding Ivanhoe’s plans to aggressively delineate the full extent of the mineralization at Kakula West; (4) statements regarding plans to soon begin testing high-priority satellite drill targets; (5) statements regarding Ivanhoe’s belief that there is excellent geological potential to make other Kakula-type discoveries in the Kamoa-Kakula Project area; and (6) statements regarding ongoing strategic discussions concerning Ivanhoe Mines and its projects with several significant mining companies and investors across Asia, Europe, Africa and elsewhere.
Such statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the company, or industry results, to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements or information. Such statements can be identified by the use of words such as “may”, “would”, “could”, “will”, “intend”, “expect”, “believe”, “plan”, “anticipate”, “estimate”, “scheduled”, “forecast”, “predict” and other similar terminology, or state that certain actions, events or results “may”, “could”, “would”, “might” or “will” be taken, occur or be achieved. These statements reflect the company’s current expectations regarding future events, performance and results and speak only as of the date of this release.

All such forward-looking information and statements are based on certain assumptions and analyses made by Ivanhoe Mines’ management in light of their experience and perception of historical trends, current conditions and expected future developments, as well as other factors management believe are appropriate in the circumstances. These statements, however, are subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual events or results to differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking information or statements including, but not limited to, unexpected changes in laws, rules or regulations, or their enforcement by applicable authorities; the failure of parties to contracts to perform as agreed; social or labour unrest; changes in commodity prices; unexpected failure or inadequacy of infrastructure, or delays in the development of infrastructure, and the failure of exploration programs or other studies to deliver anticipated results or results that would justify and support continued studies, development or operations. Other important factors that could cause actual results to differ from these forward-looking statements also include those described under the heading “Risk Factors” in the company’s most recently filed MD&A as well as in the most recent Annual Information Form filed by Ivanhoe Mines. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking information or statements. The factors and assumptions used to develop the forward-looking information and statements, and the risks that could cause the actual results to differ materially are set forth in the “Risk Factors” section and elsewhere in the company’s most recent Management’s Discussion and Analysis report and Annual Information Form, available at www.sedar.com.

Although the forward-looking statements contained in this news release are based upon what management of the company believes are reasonable assumptions, the company cannot assure investors that actual results will be consistent with these forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this news release and are expressly qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement. Subject to applicable securities laws, the company does not assume any obligation to update or revise the forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect events or circumstances occurring after the date of this news release.

GardaWorld Announces Preliminary Results for the Fiscal Year Ended January 31, 2017

/EINPresswire.com/ — MONTREAL, QUEBEC–(Marketwired – Apr 10, 2017) – Garda World Security Corporation (“GardaWorld”), one of the world’s largest privately owned security and cash services providers, announced today preliminary financial results for the fiscal year ended January 31, 2017. Based on preliminary financial information, GardaWorld expects to report for the fiscal year ended January 31, 2017 between C$2,460 and C$2,485 million in revenues and between C$340 and C$345 million in Pro Forma Adjusted EBITDA. See “Caution Regarding Non-IFRS Financial Measures” below for further information about Pro Forma Adjusted EBITDA. These estimates compare advantageously with fiscal year 2016 ended January 31, 2016 results of C$2,136 million in revenues and C$315 million in Pro Forma Adjusted EBITDA.

Based on preliminary financial information, GardaWorld expects to report for the fiscal year ended January 31, 2017, business segment revenues as follows: (i) between C$985 and C$995 million for Cash Services and (ii) between C$1,475 million and C$1,490 million for Protective Services. GardaWorld expects to report between C$52 and C$57 million in additions to property, plant and equipment, along with additions to intangible assets for the fiscal year ended January 31, 2017. GardaWorld also expects net debt-to-Pro Forma Adjusted EBITDA to be approximately 5.4x for the fiscal year ended January 31, 2017.

The financial data presented above are preliminary, based upon GardaWorld’s estimates and are subject to revision based upon financial closing procedures and the completion of our financial statements. Our actual results may be materially different from these estimates. In addition, these estimated results are not necessarily indicative of our results for the full fiscal year or any future period. The preliminary financial data set forth above have been prepared by, and are the responsibility of, management. GardaWorld and its management believe that the preliminary financial data have been prepared on a reasonable basis, reflecting the best estimates and judgments. However, because this information is highly subjective, it should not be relied on as necessarily indicative of future results.

About GardaWorld

GardaWorld is one of the world’s largest privately owned security services company, offering a range of highly focused business solutions including cash services, protective services and aviation services. Each day, GardaWorld solves tough problems; we secure global commerce and protect our clients’ people, assets and reputations. They see us as a vital interconnected partner. In less than two decades, our work has taken us from the oil fields of Kurdistan to the financial institutions of the US and airports in Canada. We operate across a broad range of sectors, including financial services, infrastructure, natural resources and retail. Our clients include Fortune 500 companies, governments and humanitarian relief organizations. Headquartered in Montreal, Canada, our 62,000 highly trained, dedicated professionals serve clients in North America, Africa and the Middle East including support for the US department of State in Afghanistan.

Forward Looking Statements

This press release may contain certain statements which constitute forward-looking information within the meaning of securities laws. Information provided and statements contained in this press release that are not purely historical are forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act, Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking information may relate to GardaWorld’s future outlook and anticipated events, business, operations, financial performance, financial condition or results and, in some cases, can be identified by terminology such as “may”; “will”; “should”; “expect”; “plan”; “anticipate”; “believe”; “intend”; “estimate”; “predict”; “potential”; “continue”; “foresee”, “ensure” or other similar expressions concerning matters that are not historical facts. In particular, statements regarding the company’s future revenues and benefits and its objectives and strategies are forward-looking statements. These statements are based on certain factors and assumptions including expected growth, results of operations, performance and business prospects and opportunities, which GardaWorld believes are reasonable according to the current circumstances. While management considers these assumptions to be reasonable based on information currently available to the company, they may prove to be incorrect. The company cautions the reader that the current economic conditions make forward-looking information and the underlying assumptions used by GardaWorld subject to uncertainty and that, consequently, they may not materialize, or the projected results may differ from the company’s expectations. Forward-looking information is also subject to certain factors, including risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from what GardaWorld currently expects.
These factors include growth management, market competition, cost of financing, key personnel, government regulations, standard customer service contracts, insurance, strikes and other labor protests, information technology system, operations outside Canada and the United States, currency fluctuations, interest rate fluctuations, credit risk, reputational risk and financial covenants risk, many of which are beyond the company’s control. The reader should also take knowledge of the GardaWorld’s Annual MD&A for the fiscal year ended January 31, 2016 and the unaudited condensed consolidated interim financial statements for the nine-month period ended October 31, 2016. Therefore, future events and results may vary significantly from what management currently foresees. The reader should not place undue importance on forward-looking information and should not rely upon this information as of any other date. This press release should be read in conjunction with the Corporation’s Annual Financial Statements, and the notes thereto, prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (“IFRS”) and the Annual MD&A of the fiscal year ended January 31, 2016 and the unaudited condensed consolidated interim financial statements for the nine-month period ended October 31, 2016. Moreover, the risks, uncertainties and other factors include, among other things, those discussed under “Risks and uncertainties” as well as those discussed elsewhere in this press release.

Caution Regarding Non-IFRS Financial Measures

This press release is based on reported earnings in accordance with IFRS. EBITDA and Pro Forma Adjusted EBITDA are not measures calculated in accordance with IFRS, EBITDA and Pro Forma Adjusted EBITDA are measures commonly used by financial analysts in evaluating a company’s performance and/or ability to service and/or incur indebtedness. Reference to generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”) means IFRS, unless indicated otherwise. These non-GAAP measures are mainly derived from the consolidated financial statements but do not have standardized meanings prescribed by IFRS; therefore, others using these terms may define them differently. Management believes that providing certain non-GAAP performance measures, in addition to IFRS measures, provides users of our consolidated financial statements with enhanced understanding of results and related trends and increases the transparency and clarity of the core results of our business. Pro Forma Adjusted EBITDA is based on expected EBITDA between C$212 and C$217 million, extraordinary items between C$78 and C$83 million and pro forma adjustments between C$45 and C$50 million.

O2 Investment Partners Announces Appointment of Joe Vallee and Promotion of Luke Plumpton and Patrick Corden

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MI–(Marketwired – April 10, 2017) – O2 Investment Partners (www.o2investment.com) is pleased to announce the appointment of Joe Vallee as the firm’s newest Associate. Luke Plumpton announced the addition, “Joe comes to the firm with a great skill set, and his unique background brings valuable perspective to the team. We’re extremely active right now, and we’re looking forward to Joe contributing on day one.”

Joe will be responsible for evaluating new transactions, due diligence, underwriting, and monitoring O2’s portfolio companies.

Prior to joining O2, Joe was the President and Co-founder of Provision Insurance Group, an independent insurance agency headquartered in Michigan. Prior to founding Provision, Joe was with St. Charles Capital, a middle-market investment bank primarily focused on M&A advisory. As a founding member of the Industrial Services & Technologies Group, Joe specialized in executing buy- and sell-side M&A transactions for energy and industrial services companies across the United States. Prior to St. Charles Capital, Joe was with J.P. Morgan’s Private Bank, providing wealth management solutions for high net worth individuals.

Joe graduated with honors from Michigan State University with a BA in Finance, where he was also the captain of the Division 1 Men’s Tennis Team.

In addition to O2’s newest hire, the firm is pleased to announce the promotion of Luke Plumpton to Partner and Patrick Corden to Vice President.

About O2 Investment Partners:
O2 Investment Partners is a Midwestern based private equity firm that seeks to acquire a majority interest in lower middle market manufacturing, technology, niche distribution, and select services businesses. The firm invests in businesses with earnings growth potential and a clear path to the creation of shareholder value.

www.o2investment.com

Upcoming Webinar to Examine New Tufts CSDD Study on End-to-End Site Identification Through Startup

/EINPresswire.com/ — TORONTO, ON–(Marketwired – April 10, 2017) – On Tuesday, April 25, 2017, Xtalks will host a complimentary webinar featuring a panel of speakers including: Ken Getz the Director of Sponsored Research Programs & Associate Professor at Tufts CSDD, Beth Harper the President of Clinical Performance Partners and Patricia Smith a Business Architect at goBalto. The speakers will discuss the new study assessing sponsor and CRO experience, practices and improvement areas associated with investigative site identification, feasibility, selection and study startup.

Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development (CSDD) presents the findings of a new study among sponsors and CROs assessing the end-to-end process of finding, evaluating, selecting and activating investigative sites. Building on the 2012 ‘Startup Time and Readiness Tracking’ (START) study on site activation, this new study provides a more extensive and in-depth look at sponsor and CRO experience managing the entire process.

The study also assesses current levels of satisfaction with how various tasks are handled; cycle times associated with specific activities; perceived barriers; areas where improvement opportunities exist; and the impact of investments in technology and management models.

The webinar will discuss the implications of the results and highlight key insights for sponsors and CROs to optimize their investigative site management practices.

This webinar is applicable to:

  • Sponsor and CRO roles responsible for site identification, feasibility assessment and selection
  • Sponsor and CRO roles responsible for site activation
  • Sponsor and CRO roles responsible for collecting and evaluating site and study metrics

For more information or to register for this free webinar visit: New Tufts CSDD Study on End-to-End Site Identification Through Startup

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Didier Reynders condemns attacks on two churches in Egypt

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders strongly condemns the attack committed today in a church in Tanta, in the North of Egypt, and in front of a church in Alexandria. These attacks during a Christian religious celebration caused more than twenty dead and tens of wounded.  

His thoughts are with the families of the victims. He presents his condolences to the Egyptian government and people.

Egypt’s diversity is part of its richness and Didier Reynders is profoundly shocked by these attacks on civilians, killed for their belief.

Distributed by APO on behalf of Kingdom of Belgium – Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation.

Embassy Condemns Attack on Church in Tanta

The U.S. Embassy condemns the heinous, reprehensible terrorist attack against peaceful worshippers at Saint George’s Church in Tanta on one of the holiest days of the Christian year.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims of this horrific attack. We express our deepest condolences to the families and friends of the victims, and we wish the injured a speedy recovery. 

The United States stands firmly with the Egyptian government and people to defeat terrorism.

Distributed by APO on behalf of U.S. Embassy – Cairo.

The Klein Law Firm Announces Commencement of a Class Action Filed on Behalf of NantHealth, Inc. Shareholders and a Lead Plaintiff Deadline of May 8, 2017

NEW YORK, April 10, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Klein Law Firm announces that a class action complaint has been filed on behalf of shareholders of NantHealth, Inc. (NASDAQ:NH) who purchased shares (1) pursuant and/or traceable to the Company’s initial public offering on or about June 1, 2016; and/or (2) between June 1, 2016 and March 6, 2017. The action, which was filed in the United States District Court for the Central District of California, alleges that the Company violated federal securities laws.
In particular, the complaint alleges that throughout the class period Defendants issued materially false and/or misleading statements and/or failed to disclose: (1) that Company founder Patrick Soon-Shiong had donated funds through nonprofit organizations to the University of Utah for the purpose of funneling those funds back into NantHealth; (2) that, as such, the Company and Soon-Shiong participated in the violation of federal tax laws—exposing the Company to possible civil and criminal liability; (3) that the Company improperly recorded orders received from the University of Utah as GPS Cancer test orders; and (4) that, as a result, the Company reported false and inflated GPS Cancer order figures for the third quarter of 2016.Shareholders have until May 8, 2017 to petition the court for lead plaintiff status. Your ability to share in any recovery does not require that you serve as lead plaintiff. You may choose to be an absent class member.If you suffered a loss during the class period and wish to obtain additional information, please contact Joseph Klein, Esq. by telephone at 212-616-4899 or visit http://www.kleinstocklaw.com/pslra-sa/nanthealth-inc.Joseph Klein, Esq. is an experienced attorney and has also practiced as a Certified Public Accountant. Mr. Klein represents investors and participates in securities litigations involving financial fraud throughout the nation. Attorney advertising. Prior results do not guarantee similar outcomes.CONTACT:
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Ohio Manufactured Homes Association and the Association of Manufactured Home Residents of Ohio Fight to Keep the State of Ohio Manufactured Home Commission

COLUMBUS, Ohio, April 10, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — OHIO STATEHOUSE — Recently introduced legislative language in the State of Ohio Budget Bill (HB 49) would abolish the Ohio Manufactured Homes Commission (MH Commission).  The Ohio Department of Commerce would assume regulation and break up and bury the program in various layers of bureaucracy at a significantly higher cost. 
Ohio Manufactured Homes Association (OMHA) Executive Director Tim Williams has testified extensively before three different House of Representatives Finance Committees. MH Commission members Ron Younkin of Greenlawn Homes and Evan Atkinson of Clayton Homes have also testified along with Frank Pojman, President of the Association of Manufactured Home Residents of Ohio (AMHRO) and Jim Demetrus also of AMHRO and the former resident appointee to the MH Commission.  Rick Robinson of the Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) in Washington, D.C. testified regarding the National Fire Protection Association’s 2013 study citing the superior fire safety record of today’s manufactured homes.In recent years the Ohio General Assembly consolidated all regulation of installation, dispute resolution, dealer licensing, and manufactured home park regulation under the MH Commission, creating a one stop shop. The Ohio Commission is a stand-alone agency with no layers of bureaucracy.Six of the nine members of the Commission are appointed by the Speaker of the Ohio House of Representatives (3) and the Ohio Senate President (3) representing various industry segments. The Governor appoints the remaining three seats on the Commission. However, the Governor has failed to appoint a manufactured home resident for two years and for the better part of five years he has left the health sanitarian seat empty. Both appointments are required by law. This has denied manufactured home residents and health officials a voice in regulatory issues, which is vital to the MH Commission’s work.However, the best endorsement of the MH Commission’s superior commitment to the safety and affordability of manufactured home residents was from the resident’s association (AMHRO) President Frank Pojman in his written testimony before two House of Representatives Committees.  Mr. Pojman stated: “AMHRO’s view has not wavered in its support of the MH Commission. I urge any of your Committee to review the agendas and minutes of the MH Commission meetings, to see the all-important issues that are discussed, for the benefits and safety of manufactured homeowners.  When you look at all nine members, who make up the Commission, you’ll see the most important segments of our industry, putting manufactured housing ideas and plans together, that will always make it better at ground level and above.“Williams said, “The Swamp has risen up against our residents and industry. OMHA and AMHRO have united on behalf of our residents and businesses to oppose the Ohio Department of Commerce’s extravagant request for spending authority of 30% more to conduct the same program. Incredibly, the Department of Commerce not only wants more money but would drastically reduce the Commissions 100% inspection of all new and used home installations, thus jeopardizing the safety of our homeowners and residents.”The OMHA, AMHRO and MHI feel that Department of Commerce officials have hidden behind unsubstantiated written statements attacking the Commission, residents and the industry while refusing to answer questions on the record.  This is a classic case of government bureaucracy abusing their position of public trust to mislead the public in order to expand bureaucratic control at the expense of affordable homeownership for 900,000 Ohioans living in manufactured homes.Instrumental to the industry and residents’ efforts to preserve the Ohio MH Commission has been outreach to legislators.  Hundreds of contacts have already been made to Ohio legislators.  Williams said, “Our industry and residents have banded together for the common cause of protecting the safety of manufactured homes in Ohio by retaining the Ohio MH Commission.” MEDIA CONTACT:
Ohio Manufactured Homes Association
Phone: (614) 799-2340
Fax: 614-799-0616
twilliams@omha-usa.org

Product Information Management Market & Supply Chain Management Software Industry 2017-2022

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DALLAS, TEXAS, UNITED STATES, April 10, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — This report studies the Global Product Information Management Market, analyzes and researches the Product Information Management development status and forecast in United States, EU, Japan, China, India and Southeast Asia. This report focuses on the top players in global market, like IBM Corporation, Informatica, Oracle Corporation, Pimcore, Riversand Technologies, SAP AG, and Stibo.

Market segment by Regions/Countries, this report covers United States, EU, Japan, China, India, Southeast Asia.

Market segment by Type, Product Information Management can be split into Cloud and On-premises.

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Chapter One: Industry Overview of Product Information Management
Chapter Two: Global Product Information Management Competition Analysis by Players
Chapter Three: Company (Top Players) Profiles
Chapter Four: Global Product Information Management Market Size by Type and Application (2012-2017)
Chapter Five: United States Product Information Management Development Status and Outlook
Chapter Six: EU Product Information Management Development Status and Outlook
Chapter Seven: Japan Product Information Management Development Status and Outlook
Chapter Eight: China Product Information Management Development Status and Outlook
Chapter Nine: India Product Information Management Development Status and Outlook
Chapter Ten: Southeast Asia Product Information Management Development Status and Outlook
Chapter Eleven: Market Forecast by Regions, Type and Application (2017-2022)
Chapter Twelve: Product Information Management Market Dynamics
Chapter Thirteen: Market Effect Factors Analysis
Chapter Fourteen: Research Finding/Conclusion
Chapter Fifteen: Appendix

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