A COVID-19 lockdown begins Monday for Toronto and Peel Region, and it will last at least 28 days.
A COVID-19 lockdown begins Monday for Toronto and Peel Region, and it will last at least 28 days.
Tuesday evening, Rosie Perez appeared on "The Daily Show With Trevor Noah" where she discussed her battle with COVID-19 in November of 2019.
Brazil's Butantan Institute biomedical center on Thursday received 1 million doses of a Chinese vaccine developed by Sinovac Biotech that is undergoing late-stage testing by the institute in Sao Paulo state. The materials for the CoronaVac vaccine, which will be packaged and labeled at Butantan's facilities, arrived at Sao Paulo's Guarulhos airport. It is the second shipment of the vaccine, which still needs approval from federal health regulator Anvisa before it can be used, to arrive in Brazil, after 120,000 doses landed from China on Nov. 19.
NEW YORK — Retail sales rose 5.1% in November, as spending on home furnishings and consumer electronics helped offset a drop in sales of clothing and at department stores, a widely watched industry gauge shows.Online spending, which accounted for 18% of total retail sales excluding autos, soared 52.6% in November compared to the same month last year, according to figures released Thursday by Mastercard SpendingPulse.The figures offer the latest evidence that shoppers during the pandemic have focused their spending on home-related activities and items while further shifting their buying online as they stay away from physical stores.“The consumer is holding up reasonably well,” said Steve Sadove, senior advisor for Mastercard and former CEO and chairman of Saks Inc.The report measures spending across all payment types including checks and cash. It covered the period from Nov. 1 through Monday and excluded sales of vehicles and gasoline.The spending pace in November was better than the 2.4% growth forecast for the overall holiday season, which runs from Oct. 11 to Dec. 24 and could be impacted in the final weeks before Christmas by surging coronavirus cases and the possibility of stores facing more restrictions.Furniture and home furnishings jumped 16.3% in November, while electronics and appliances saw an 8.2% increase, according to Mastercard SpendingPulse. Spending on groceries posted a 10.3% gain as shoppers went back to stocking up on essentials. But clothing suffered a 20.7% drop and department stores had a 14.6% decline.Online, jewelry was a star performer, enjoying a 45.5% increase.Anne D'Innocenzio, The Associated Press
Fans have wanted the 'Pitch Perfect' star to play fan favourite Kate Bishop in the MCU for quite some time.
Switzerland's central bank has successfully tested using digital money to settle large scale transactions between financial institutions, it said on Thursday, but has not decided whether to issue its own digital currency. The experiment, known as Project Helvetia, was run by the Swiss National Bank (SNB) with Swiss bourse operator SIX and the Bank for International Settlements (BIS).
NEW YORK, Dec. 03, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Protara Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: TARA), a clinical stage company developing transformative therapies for the treatment of cancer and rare diseases with significant unmet needs, today announced the grants of inducement non-qualified stock options to purchase an aggregate of 41,500 shares of common stock to two new employees. Each stock option has an exercise price per share equal to $22.45 per share, Protara’s closing trading price on December 1, 2020, the grant date, and will vest over four years, with 25% of the underlying shares vesting on the one-year anniversary of the individual’s start date and 1/36th of the underlying shares vesting monthly thereafter over 36 months subject to the new employee's continued service relationship with Protara through the applicable vesting dates.The Compensation Committee of Protara’s Board of Directors approved the awards as an inducement material to the new employees’ employment in accordance with NASDAQ Listing Rule 5635(c)(4).About Protara TherapeuticsProtara is committed to identifying and advancing transformative therapies for people with cancer and rare diseases with limited treatment options. Protara’s portfolio includes its lead program, TARA-002, an investigational cell-based therapy being developed for the treatment of non-muscle invasive bladder cancer and lymphatic malformations, and IV Choline Chloride, an investigational phospholipid substrate replacement therapy for the treatment of intestinal failure-associated liver disease. For more information, visit www.protaratx.comCompany Contact:Blaine Davis Protara Therapeutics Blaine.Davis@protaratx.com 646-844-0337
Ryan, a leading global tax services and software provider, has been named to the Great Place to Work® Best Workplaces for Parents list for the third consecutive year, highlighting companies that have created consistently positive experiences for working parents. This recognition is particularly significant considering the extremely difficult and novel challenges facing working parents this year.
TrackX (TSX.V:TKX | OTC:TKXHF | FSE:3TH), a SaaS-based enterprise asset management and supply chain solution provider, and Topl, a blockchain-based ESG technology company, are teaming up to provide a verifiable tracking and tracing solution to meet the growing demand for greater supply chain sustainability, transparency, and efficiency.
Lantronix achieved 31.4 percent growth, fueled by its advancements in IoT, artificial intelligence, robotics, communications and mobilityIRVINE, Calif., Dec. 03, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Lantronix Inc. (NASDAQ: LTRX), a global provider of Software as a Service (SaaS), engineering services and intelligent hardware for the Internet of Things (IoT) and Remote Environment Management (REM), today announced that it was named the fifth fastest-growing small* public company by the Orange County Business Journal. With 31.4 percent growth in revenues over two years, Lantronix is the top-ranked software, hardware and engineering services company on the list. “We are proud to be named among the fastest-growing small public companies in Orange County,” said Paul Pickle, president and CEO of Lantronix. “We attribute our fast-paced growth to our advancements in IoT, artificial intelligence, robotics, communications and mobility. Our hardware, software and engineering services deliver a holistic solution that empowers our customers to innovate breakthrough products and services that have the potential to change the world.”Lantronix’s advanced artificial intelligence, robotics and IoT products and engineering services contributed to the development of two of TIME’s Best Inventions of 2020: Moxie Children’s Robot from Embodied Inc. and the HC1 Communicator smart hardhat from Guardhat. With Lantronix’s support, both companies were able to affordably jumpstart their designs and quickly get products to market.Contributing to Lantronix’s fast growth over the past year has been its assertive and targeted acquisition strategy. Under Pickle’s leadership, Lantronix acquired IoT pioneer and Qualcomm® partner Intrinsyc Technologies Corporation in January 2020. It also acquired Maestro and FALCOM Holdings Limited, a leader in wireless IoT and connectivity technologies, in July 2019.*OCBJ defines “small” as companies with less than $100 million in revenue.About Lantronix Lantronix Inc. is a global provider of software as a service (SaaS), engineering services and hardware for Edge Computing, the Internet of Things (IoT) and Remote Environment Management (REM). Lantronix enables its customers to provide reliable and secure solutions while accelerating their time to market. Lantronix’s products and services dramatically simplify operations through the creation, development, deployment and management of customer projects at scale while providing quality, reliability and security.Lantronix’s portfolio of services and products address each layer of the IoT Stack, including Collect, Connect, Compute, Control and Comprehend, enabling its customers to deploy successful IoT and REM solutions. Lantronix’s services and products deliver a holistic approach, addressing its customers’ needs by integrating a SaaS management platform with custom application development layered on top of external and embedded hardware, enabling intelligent edge computing, secure communications (wired, Wi-Fi and cellular), location and positional tracking and environmental sensing and reporting.With three decades of proven experience in creating robust industry and customer-specific solutions, Lantronix is an innovator in enabling its customers to build new business models, leverage greater efficiencies and realize the possibilities of IoT and REM. Lantronix’s solutions are deployed inside millions of machines at data centers, offices and remote sites serving a wide range of industries, including energy, agriculture, medical, security, manufacturing, distribution, transportation, retail, financial, environmental, infrastructure and government.For more information, visit www.lantronix.com. Learn more at the Lantronix blog, www.lantronix.com/blog, featuring industry discussion and updates. To follow Lantronix on Twitter, please visit www.twitter.com/Lantronix. View our video library on YouTube at www.youtube.com/user/LantronixInc or connect with us on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/company/lantronix.“Safe Harbor” Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: Any statements set forth in this news release that are not entirely historical and factual in nature, including without limitation statements related to our solutions and technologies and the support of the development of wearable electronics and IoT devices utilizing Lantronix’s Lantronix Open-Q™ 626 μSOM (micro System on Module), and engineering expertise are forward-looking statements. 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CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Dec. 03, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Evelo Biosciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: EVLO), a clinical stage biotechnology company developing a new modality of orally delivered medicines which act in the small intestine with systemic effects, today announced that it is recruiting ahead of schedule and has completed enrollment of the patients necessary for the interim data readout in the Phase 2 clinical trial evaluating EDP1815 for the treatment of mild to moderate psoriasis. The interim data readout will include initial safety and efficacy data for the first 113 patients enrolled in the trial. EDP1815 is an investigational oral biologic in development for the treatment of inflammatory diseases including psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, and COVID-19. “We are encouraged by the physician and patient interest in our Phase 2 trial, which has enabled us to complete enrollment to the interim target ahead of schedule despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic,” said Duncan McHale, M.B.B.S., Ph.D., Chief Medical Officer of Evelo. “Based on recent interactions with key opinion leaders, we see a growing understanding of the potential of SINTAX™ medicines to resolve systemic inflammation without immunosuppression, anticipating that EDP1815 may offer an improved profile over existing products and others in development as an orally-administered, safe, and effective medicine to address the needs of the millions of people with psoriasis.”EDP1815-201 is a double-blind, placebo-controlled, dose-ranging Phase 2 trial designed to evaluate three doses of the enteric capsule formulation of EDP1815 versus placebo in 225 patients with mild to moderate psoriasis over a 16-week treatment period. The primary endpoint is mean reduction in Psoriasis Area and Severity Index (PASI) score at 16 weeks. Key secondary endpoints include other clinical measures of disease such as Physician’s Global Assessment (PGA), Body Surface Area (BSA), PGA x BSA, Psoriasis Symptom Inventory (PSI), Dermatology Life Quality Index (DLQI), and Lesion Severity Score (LSS).About EDP1815 in Psoriasis EDP1815 is an investigational oral biologic being developed for the treatment of inflammatory diseases. EDP1815 is a strain of Prevotella histicola, selected for its specific pharmacology. In the second and third quarter of 2019, Evelo reported positive Phase 1b interim clinical data in two cohorts of patients with mild to moderate psoriasis. EDP1815 was well tolerated at both doses, with no overall difference reported from placebo. There was a reduction in mean LSS and PASI score after 28 days of dosing in both cohorts who received EDP1815. In the high dose cohort alone, there was a continued reduction in both mean LSS (of 24% vs. placebo of 7%) and PASI score (of 21% vs. placebo of 3%) at 42 days – 14 days following the last dose of the drug. This may indicate a sustained clinical effect and dose response. EPD1815 was also observed to limit the systemic production of multiple inflammatory cytokines, including IL-6, IL-8, TNF, and IL-1, which are well-established mediators of potentially harmful effects in patients with inflammatory diseases.About Psoriasis Psoriasis is a common chronic immune-mediated inflammatory skin disease, affecting up to 3% of the population worldwide. The disease is driven by Th17-inflammation, which results in the formation of thickened red plaques with scaling. Psoriatic lesions can appear anywhere on the body but are most often seen on the knees, elbows, scalp, and lumbar area. There is a strong association with psoriatic arthritis, depression, and metabolic syndrome.Patients with mild to moderate psoriasis are underserved by current treatments, including topical therapies, which do not control systemic inflammation, have low rates of compliance, or in the case of potent topical steroids, are not recommended for long-term use. The majority of novel therapies, including injectable high-cost biologics, are only approved for patients with moderate to severe disease. Even in this patient population, the majority of eligible patients do not receive biologics, instead opting for topical or oral systemic therapies, which are associated with tolerability issues and/or with monitoring requirements tied to safety concerns. About Evelo Biosciences Evelo Biosciences is a clinical stage biotechnology company developing oral biologics that act on SINTAX™, the small intestinal axis, with systemic therapeutic effects. SINTAX plays a central role in governing the immune, metabolic and neurological systems. The company’s first product candidates are pharmaceutical preparations of single strains of microbes selected for defined pharmacological properties. Evelo’s therapies have the potential to be effective, safe, and affordable medicines to improve the lives of people with inflammatory diseases and cancer.Evelo currently has five product candidates in development: EDP1815, EDP1867, and EDP2939 for the treatment of inflammatory diseases including psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, and COVID-19, and EDP1503 and EDP1908 for the treatment of cancer. Evelo is advancing additional product candidates in other disease areas.For more information, please visit www.evelobio.com and engage with Evelo on LinkedIn.Forward Looking Statements This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All statements contained in this press release that do not relate to matters of historical fact should be considered forward-looking statements, including statements concerning the timing and results of any clinical trials or readouts for EDP1815, our development plans, and the promise and potential impact of EDP1815 or our other product candidates.These forward-looking statements are based on management's current expectations. These statements are neither promises nor guarantees, but involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other important factors that may cause our actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to, the following: the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our operations, including our preclinical studies and clinical trials, and the continuity of our business; we have incurred significant losses, are not currently profitable and may never become profitable; our need for additional funding; our limited operating history; our unproven approach to therapeutic intervention; the lengthy, expensive, and uncertain process of clinical drug development, including potential delays in regulatory approval; our reliance on third parties and collaborators to expand our microbial library, conduct our clinical trials, manufacture our product candidates, and develop and commercialize our product candidates, if approved; our lack of experience in manufacturing, selling, marketing, and distributing our product candidates; failure to compete successfully against other drug companies; protection of our proprietary technology and the confidentiality of our trade secrets; potential lawsuits for, or claims of, infringement of third-party intellectual property or challenges to the ownership of our intellectual property; our patents being found invalid or unenforceable; risks associated with international operations; our ability to retain key personnel and to manage our growth; the potential volatility of our common stock; our management and principal stockholders have the ability to control or significantly influence our business; costs and resources of operating as a public company; unfavorable or no analyst research or reports; and securities class action litigation against us.These and other important factors discussed under the caption "Risk Factors" in our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2020, and our other reports filed with the SEC could cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated by the forward-looking statements made in this press release. 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Beer made from rice grown with less water, rye planted in the off-season and the sale of carbon credits to tech firms are just a few of the changes North American farmers are making as the food industry strives to go green. The changes are enabling some farmers to earn extra money from industry giants like Cargill, Nutrien and Anheuser-Busch. Consumers are pressuring food producers to support farms that use less water and fertilizer, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and use more natural techniques to maintain soil quality.
F-Secure Corporation, Stock Exchange Release, 3 December 2020, at 14.00 EET F-Secure Corporation - Managers' Transactions – Edward ParsonsF-Secure Oyj - Managers' Transactions ____________________________________________Person subject to the notification requirement Name: Parsons, Edward Position: Other senior manager Issuer: F-Secure Oyj LEI: 743700ATXLT0MFCHXT16Notification type: INITIAL NOTIFICATION Reference number: 743700ATXLT0MFCHXT16_20201203111933_10 ____________________________________________Transaction date: 2020-12-03 Venue not applicable Instrument type: SHARE ISIN: FI0009801310 Nature of the transaction: RECEIPT OF A SHARE-BASED INCENTIVE OR REMUNERATIONTransaction details (1): Volume: 1,070 Unit price: EURAggregated transactions (1): Volume: 1,070 Volume weighted average price: EURContact information:Henri Kiili, Investor Relations and Treasury Director, F-Secure Corporation +358 40 840 5450 email@example.com
Crystal Financial LLC announced the closing of a $60,000,000 Senior Term Loan for Southern States Cooperative. ("Southern States" or "the Company"). Established in 1923, the Company is one of the largest cooperatives for farmers and rural homeowners. They provide a broad assortment of products, services and growing solutions to support farming communities in 21 states.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Dec. 03, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Abacus Mining & Exploration Corporation (“Abacus” or the “Company”) (TSXV: AME) wishes to provide an update to its shareholders on the Ajax copper-gold project, located near Kamloops, British Columbia. Abacus holds a 20% ownership interest in the project, which is managed by base metal major KGHM Polska Miedź S.A., who hold the remaining 80%. Abacus is pleased to report that KGHM has opened a new Kamloops office for the Ajax project within the past two weeks. This follows the appointment in September of a new Ajax Superintendent, who has begun the task of First Nation, community and governmental engagement.The Ajax Project underwent a joint provincial and federal environmental review starting in 2011, which culminated in the decision by the B.C. Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy and the Minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources to decline to issue an environmental assessment certificate for the Project in December of 2017. Despite this setback, KGHM in consultation with Abacus has continued to work to advance the project, including evaluating various strategies geared toward potentially resubmitting the environmental application.The Ajax Project contains significant quantities of copper and gold, within a NI 43-101 Proven and Probable Mineral Reserve of 426 Mt at 0.29% Cu, 0.19 g/t Au and 0.39 g/t Ag. Contained metal is in the order of 2.7 Bil lbs Cu, 2.6 Moz Au and 5.3 Moz Ag. (Wardrop Engineering Inc. 2012. Ajax Copper/Gold Project, Kamloops, British Columbia – Feasibility Study Technical Report. Doc. No. 1054610300-REP-R0004-02. January 2012).Besides Ajax, the Company holds options and leases on the Willow and adjacent Nev-Lorraine copper-molybdenum properties in the Yerington copper camp, southeast of Reno, Nevada. Drilling by the Company in 2018 intersected a key intrusive rock unit on Willow that hosts all known porphyry Cu-Mo deposits at Yerington. This rock unit was not previously known to exist on the Company’s property, and it represents a key new discovery. The target is large and robust, and it remains essentially untested.The Company also has a lease on the Jersey Valley gold property. The project is within the Battle Mountain trend of north-central Nevada in close proximity to both the Phoenix/Fortitude mine complex (a gold skarn with approximately 14 Moz gold plus significant Ag and Cu past production and a proposed mine life to 2063) and the Cove/McCoy Mine (a Carlin-type gold deposit with 3.4 Moz gold and 110 Moz Ag past production). Data is from the Newmont Mines and Premier Gold Mines websites. The reader is cautioned that the mineralization hosted on nearby properties is not necessarily indicative of mineralization hosted on the Company’s Jersey Valley gold property.The technical information in this news release has been reviewed and approved by Paul G. Anderson, M.Sc., P.Geo., a Qualified Person within the meaning of National Instrument 43-101.On Behalf of the Board, ABACUS MINING & EXPLORATION CORPORATIONPaul G. Anderson President and COOAbout Abacus Abacus is a mineral exploration and mine development company currently focused on its optioned Willow copper-gold property located near Yerington, Nevada in which it can acquire up to a 75% ownership interest, and the contiguous Nev-Lorraine claims subject to a ten-year lease agreement. The Company also holds a 20% ownership interest, together with KGHM Polska Miedź S.A. (80%), in the proposed copper-gold Ajax Mine located southwest of Kamloops, B.C., which has recently undergone a joint provincial and federal environmental assessment process. On December 14, 2017, a decision was made by the B.C. Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy and the Minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources to decline to issue an environmental assessment certificate for the Project. For the latest reports and information on Abacus’ projects, please refer to the Company’s website at www.amemining.com or call 604-682-0301.Forward-Looking Information This release includes certain statements that are deemed “forward-looking statements”. All statements in this release, other than statements of historical facts, that address events or developments that Abacus expects to occur, are forward-looking statements. 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Factors that could cause the actual results to differ materially from those in forward-looking statements include changes to commodity prices, mine and metallurgical recovery, operating and capital costs, foreign exchange rates, ability to obtain required permits on a timely basis, exploitation and exploration successes, continued availability of capital and financing, and general economic, market or business conditions. Investors are cautioned that any such statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results or developments may differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements. Forward- looking statements are based on the beliefs, estimates and opinions of the Company's management on the date the statements are made. 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Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc. (Nasdaq: ODFL) today reported certain less-than-truckload ("LTL") operating metrics for November 2020. Revenue per day increased 6.3% as compared to November 2019 due to a 5.2% increase in LTL tons per day and an increase in LTL revenue per hundredweight. The change in LTL tons per day was attributable to a 2.6% increase in LTL weight per shipment and a 2.5% increase in LTL shipments per day. For the quarter-to-date period, LTL revenue per hundredweight and LTL revenue per hundredweight excluding fuel surcharges increased 0.5% and 3.8%, respectively, as compared to the same period last year.
Axial Therapeutics Inc., a clinical-stage biotechnology company dedicated to building a unique class of gut-restricted therapeutics for central nervous system (CNS) disorders and conditions, today announced that A. Stewart Campbell, Ph.D., Axial’s Senior Vice President of Research and Development, will present new data from Axial’s Phase 1b/2a study of AB-2004 in male adolescents with autism at The BRAIN Foundation Synchrony 2020 conference Dec. 6.
TORONTO, Dec. 03, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Enthusiast Gaming Holdings Inc. (“Enthusiast Gaming” or the “Company”) (TSX: EGLX)(OTCQB: ENGMF)(FSE: 2AV), the largest gaming platform in North America, reaching over 300 million monthly video game and esports fans worldwide, today announced that it has observed significant growth across a number of key metrics during Black Friday Week, representing the seven-day period from November 24 - 30, 2020, as compared to the corresponding period in 2019 (November 26 - December 2, 2019). Black Friday is an important event in the digital media industry as there is typically a surge in the demand of digital ad inventory throughout the corresponding week. The Company is pleased to report the following observations for Black Friday Week 2020 vs 2019: * 36% growth of total advertising revenue, including programmatic advertising revenue growth of 28% * 12% increase in site views, resulting in nearly 800 million web and video content views in one week * An additional 2,000 paid subscribers added to the Company’s web properties, representing an approximately 2% increase in monthly recurring subscribers gained in one week “More and more brands are realizing the untapped value of our gaming and esports platform as an ideal advertising and engagement method to reach the Gen Z and millennial audiences,” said Adrian Montgomery, CEO of Enthusiast Gaming. “We are seeing strong growing numbers across our various segments which is a testament to the investments and strategic decisions we undertook during the past year including in ad tech, direct sales, content and distribution. We remain excited and confident about our growth trajectory.” These results come on the heels of a successful virtual-only EGLX 2020, the fifth annual gaming festival which saw upwards of 12 million viewers across the globe and was supported by key sponsors G Fuel, SpiderTech and TikTok.About Enthusiast GamingEnthusiast Gaming (TSX: EGLX)(OTCQB: ENGMF)(FSE: 2AV) is building the world’s largest social network of communities for gamers and esports fans that reaches over 300 million gaming enthusiasts on a monthly basis. Already the largest gaming platform in North America and the United Kingdom, the Company’s business is comprised of four main pillars: Esports, Content, Talent and Entertainment. Enthusiast Gaming’s esports division, Luminosity Gaming, is a leading global esports franchise that consists of 7 professional esports teams under ownership and management, including the Vancouver Titans Overwatch team and the Seattle Surge Call of Duty team. Enthusiast’s gaming content division includes 2 of the top 20 gaming media and entertainment video brands with BCC Gaming and Arcade Cloud, reaching more than 50MM unique viewers a month across 9 YouTube pages, 8 Snapchat shows and related Facebook, Instagram and TikTok accounts. Its 100 gaming-related websites including The Sims Resource, Destructoid, and The Escapist collectively generate 1.1 billion page views monthly. Enthusiast’s talent division works with nearly 1,000 YouTube creators generating nearly 3 billion views a month working with leading gamer talent such as Pokimane, Flamingo, Anomaly, and The Sidemen. Enthusiast’s entertainment business includes Canada’s largest gaming expo, EGLX (eglx.com), and the largest mobile gaming event in Europe, Pocket Gamer Connects (pgconnects.com). For more information on the Company visit enthusiastgaming.com. For more information on Luminosity Gaming visit luminosity.gg.Neither the TSX Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.This news release contains certain statements that may constitute forward-looking information under applicable securities laws. All statements, other than those of historical fact, which address activities, events, outcomes, results, developments, performance or achievements that Enthusiast anticipates or expects may or will occur in the future (in whole or in part) should be considered forward-looking information. Often, but not always, forward-looking information can be identified by the use of words such as "plans", "expects", "is expected", "budget", "scheduled", "estimates", "forecasts", "intends", "anticipates", or "believes" or variations (including negative variations) of such words and phrases, or statements formed in the future tense or indicating that certain actions, events or results "may", "could", "would", "might" or "will" (or other variations of the foregoing) be taken, occur, be achieved, or come to pass. Forward-looking statements in this news release include, but are not limited to statements relating to the Enthusiast Gaming's future growth in periods of increased market advertiser demand.Forward-looking statements are based on assumptions, including expectations and assumptions concerning: interest and foreign exchange rates; capital efficiencies, cost saving and synergies; growth and growth rates; the success in the esports and media industry; and the Company’s growth plan. While Enthusiast Gaming considers these assumptions to be reasonable, based on information currently available, they may prove to be incorrect. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. In addition, forward-looking statements necessarily involve known and unknown risks, including, without limitation, risks related risks associated with general economic conditions; adverse industry events; future legislative, tax and regulatory developments. Readers are cautioned that the foregoing list is not exhaustive and other risks set out in Enthusiast Gaming public disclosure recorded filed under the Company’s provide on www.sedar.com, including those contained in the prospectus. Readers are further cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements as there can be no assurance that the plans, intentions or expectations upon which they are placed will occur. Such information, although considered reasonable by management at the time of preparation, may prove to be incorrect and actual results may differ materially from those anticipated. For more information on the risk, uncertainties and assumptions that could cause anticipated opportunities and actual results to differ materially, please refer to the public filings of Enthusiast Gaming which are available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com. 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TORONTO, Dec. 03, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Bonavista Resources Corp. (“Bonavista” or “the Company”) is pleased to recognise that the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (“PDAC”) announced that the Company’s Chair, Phillip C. Walford, and its Technical Advisor, Sherry Dunsworth will be awarded the 2021 Bill Dennis Award for the significant mineral discovery made at Marathon Gold Corp’s Valentine Lake property in central Newfoundland. David Clark, President, comments: “I would like to sincerely congratulate Phill and Sherry for being the 2021 recipients of the Bill Dennis Award, which is our industry’s highest commendation for mineral discovery. Valentine Lake is likely to be Newfoundland’s next operating gold mine. This will be due in no small part to the dedication and hard work of Phill, Sherry, and the exploration team at Marathon Gold. I am proud that Phill and Sherry have chosen Bonavista Resources as their next project. It is strong support for the work done to date and our potential for discovery at Hickey’s Pond.”About Bonavista ResourcesBonavista is a private exploration company focused on exploring a large landholding in the underexplored Avalonian terrane on the Burin Peninsula, Newfoundland. This underexplored belt has direct analogues at Hope Brook in southwest Newfoundland (First Mining Gold) and Haile in South Carolina (OceanaGold), both multi million-ounce resources hosted in the same geological terrane as the Burin peninsula rocks. Limited historical exploration by previous explorers combined with comprehensive documentation of the overall alteration system by government and academic workers creates a compelling opportunity for the discovery of Newfoundland’s next multi million-ounce gold system. The Company’s Burin Gold Project hosts several historical high-sulphidation gold showings over ~20 km of prospective geology, the best known of which is the Hickey’s Pond showing.For more information, visit www.bonavistaresources.com or contact:David Clark, MSc, PGeo, Presidentdclark@bonavistaresources.com
(CLA) CliftonLarsonAllen LLP was recognized as Nexia International’s Firm of the Year, while Jeff Kvilhaug, chief global officer, was awarded Nexian of the Year. (CLA) CliftonLarsonAllen LLP was recognized as Nexia International’s Firm of the Year, while Jeff Kvilhaug, chief global officer, was awarded Nexian of the Year.Minneapolis, Dec. 03, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- (CLA) CliftonLarsonAllen LLP was named Firm of the Year by Nexia International, a global network of independent accounting and consulting firms. The award recognizes the contributions (CLA) CliftonLarsonAllen LLP has made to the development of Nexia and celebrates its success.“Receiving this award is an incredible honor,” said CEO Denny Schleper. “Nexia is truly committed to helping its members provide international services to clients in a cohesive, personal, and customized manner.”In addition, (CLA) CliftonLarsonAllen LLP’s chief global officer, Jeff Kvilhaug, was recognized as Nexian of the Year. This award is given to an individual who is a proactive ambassador and champion within their national, regional, or international markets and made a significant contribution to the wider Nexia network in the previous 12 months. Kvilhaug, who has enjoyed a 36-year career with the firm, also serves on the Nexia Strategy Committee.“I’m truly humbled by this award,” said Kvilhaug. “And it’s even sweeter to win this in 2020, a year where a pandemic has increased the physical and psychological distance between people across the world. I’m so proud that my fellow teammates have been among the guiding voices throughout Nexia to help bring us all closer together.”(CLA) CliftonLarsonAllen LLP’s independent membership with Nexia International has always been focused on the idea of global collaboration. Member firms share ideas and thought leadership materials, including webinars on U.S. relief programs and content to help global organizations navigate COVID-19 relief funding. Over the years, (CLA) CliftonLarsonAllen LLP professionals have provided leadership on Nexia International committees and groups. Jen Leary, the firm’s chief strategy officer, serves on the Nexia board of directors and its strategy committee.“This has been a challenging year for firms of all shapes and sizes, and there’s no doubt that our connection with Nexia helped us all get through it,” said Leary. “We treasure our relationships with the member firms and look forward to them flourishing for years to come.”Visit CLAconnect.com for more information.About (CLA) CliftonLarsonAllen LLP (CLA) CliftonLarsonAllen LLP exists to create opportunities for our clients, our people, and our communities through industry-focused wealth advisory, outsourcing, audit, tax, and consulting services. With more than 6,200 people, 120 U.S. locations and a global affiliation, we promise to know you and help you. For more information, visit CLAconnect.com. Investment advisory services are offered through CliftonLarsonAllen Wealth Advisors, LLC, an SEC-registered investment advisor.Attachment * Jeff Kvilhaug CONTACT: Jackie Kruger CLA (CliftonLarsonAllen LLP) 612-376-4623 jackie.kruger@CLAconnect.com
Rogers providing free phones and data plans to women’s shelters dedicated to helping Indigenous women and children in crisis in remote communities New partnership with National Aboriginal Circle Against Family Violence an extension of previously donated phones and plans to women’s shelters across CanadaTORONTO, Dec. 03, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Rogers Communications today announced a new partnership with the National Aboriginal Circle Against Family Violence (NACAFV), to provide free phones and data plans to women’s shelters across the country that support Indigenous women and children. The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed urgent needs among Canada’s most vulnerable communities, including Indigenous women and children who may be facing the reality of being at home with an abusive family member.“It’s unfathomable to imagine the dual crises of domestic violence and physical isolation brought on by COVID-19. We are well into a second wave, and the need is urgent,” said Sevaun Palvetzian, Chief Communications Officer and lead for corporate social responsibility at Rogers Communications. “For women and children escaping violence and abuse, phones and connectivity provide an essential digital lifeline. We’re proud to work with the National Aboriginal Circle Against Family Violence, which provides housing and support for Indigenous women, when home is no longer safe, and to help enable connectivity for women to safely access resources.”Rogers is providing complimentary phones along with six months of free voice and data plans to Indigenous women’s shelters including Gignoo Transition House Inc. in New Brunswick, Ganohkwasra Family Assault Support Services, Onyota’a:ka Family Healing Lodge, Nimkii-Naabkawagan Batchewana Family Crisis Shelter, and Le Thi Nis Ten: Ha Le Thi Non Ronh Khwn in Ontario, Fisher River Healing Center in Manitoba, Qu’Appelle Haven Safe Shelter and Yorkton YTC Safe Shelter in Saskatchewan, Neepinise Family Healing Centre, Stoney Eagle’s Nest Women’s Emergency Shelter, and Ermineskin Women’s Emergency Shelter in Alberta, Okanagan Nation Emergency Transition House and Wilma’s Transition House, both in British Columbia. “With many of our shelters in remote locations - where everyone is intimately connected - and with increased lockdowns in communities, it’s getting more difficult for Indigenous women to get away from their abusers,” said Sheila Swasson, President, National Aboriginal Circle Against Family Violence. “Once a woman does escape and finds safe haven in our shelters, she needs a phone that allows her to safely access medical and social services, to remain in touch with family and friends, and one that can’t be tracked by her abuser. We are so grateful to Rogers for helping Indigenous women and their children when they need it the most.” Last spring, Rogers announced a partnership with Women’s Shelters Canada to provide hundreds of free phones and six months of free voice and data plans to provide connectivity for women escaping violence and abuse. In light of the second wave of COVID-19, we have announced a six-month extension to those plans for women’s shelters across the country, in addition to those provided to organizations supporting vulnerable communities like Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada and Pflag Canada.If you are an Indigenous woman living in an abusive home, or you know someone who is, you can call your local shelter’s 24/7 crisis line for advice and support. Find your local Indigenous shelter and its crisis line on www.nacafv.ca.About Rogers Rogers is a proud Canadian company dedicated to making more possible for Canadians each and every day. Our founder, Ted Rogers, purchased his first radio station, CHFI, in 1960. We have grown to become a leading technology and media company that strives to provide the very best in wireless, residential, sports, and media to Canadians and Canadian businesses. Our shares are publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: RCI.A and RCI.B) and on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: RCI). If you want to find out more about us, visit about.rogers.com.About National Aboriginal Circle Against Family Violence The National Aboriginal Circle Against Family Violence advocates for and supports shelters by providing practical training, culturally appropriate resources and opportunities to network in a supportive environment. For more information, please visit nacafv.ca.For further information: Rogers Communications, firstname.lastname@example.org, 1-844-226-1338 National Aboriginal Circle Against Family Violence, email@example.com