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Blue Faery Welcomes Exelixis to its Corporate Council

Oncology biotech company Exelixis becomes a founding member of Blue Faery’s Benefactors Council

LOS ANGELES, CA, August 18, 2019 /24-7PressRelease/ — Blue Faery: The Adrienne Wilson Liver Cancer Association is thrilled to have Exelixis, Inc. as a founding member of its new corporate giving endeavor titled Blue Faery Benefactors Council. The national membership program consists of corporations and/or individuals committed to giving an annual charitable contribution for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) research, HCC educational programs, patient advocacy events and/or corporate sponsorships.

President Andrea Wilson said, “Exelixis has joined our Benefactors Council at the highest membership level — Patron. They have always been supportive of our efforts to educate and advocate for HCC patients and caregivers. We value their partnership in the fight against primary liver cancer.”

Lindsay Treadway, Senior Director, Public Affairs and Advocacy Relations, Exelixis stated, “At Exelixis, making a difference goes beyond developing medicines for patients with cancer. We make a concerted effort to support non-profit organizations that are dedicated to improving the lives of cancer patients through education, outreach and advocacy. We commend Blue Faery for the important work they do to support patients with hepatocellular carcinoma. The team at Exelixis values our partnership, and we are honored to serve on Blue Faery’s Benefactors Council as a founding member.”

About Blue Faery
Founded in 2002, the mission of Blue Faery is to prevent, treat and cure primary liver cancer through research, education and advocacy. Blue Faery’s HCC patient education brochure is free for patients, their families and their healthcare providers. To serve the needs of HCC patients worldwide, Blue Faery’s website translates into 10 languages including Chinese, Hindi, Korean and Spanish. Blue Faery hosts an online Liver Cancer Community for patients and caregivers and gives an annual award to recognize researchers who have made significant contributions in the advancement of scientific knowledge in the diagnosis, treatment, prevention or understanding of primary liver cancer.

About Exelixis
Founded in 1994, Exelixis, Inc. (Nasdaq: EXEL) is a commercially successful, oncology-focused biotechnology company that strives to accelerate the discovery, development and commercialization of new medicines for difficult-to-treat cancers. Following early work in model system genetics, we established a broad drug discovery and development platform that has served as the foundation for our continued efforts to bring new cancer therapies to patients in need. Our discovery efforts have resulted in four commercially available products, CABOMETYX® (cabozantinib), COMETRIQ® (cabozantinib), COTELLIC® (cobimetinib) and MINNEBRO® (esaxerenone), and we have entered into partnerships with leading pharmaceutical companies to bring these important medicines to patients worldwide. Supported by revenues from our marketed products and collaborations, we are committed to prudently reinvesting in our business to maximize the potential of our pipeline. We are supplementing our existing therapeutic assets with targeted business development activities and internal drug discovery — all to deliver the next generation of Exelixis medicines and help patients recover stronger and live longer.

Jordan Goodman on Working From Anywhere

How To Make Working From Home Work For You

NEW YORK, NY, August 17, 2019 /24-7PressRelease/ — Money Answers Show host, Jordan Goodman, invited Caitlin Pyle, founder of Proofread Anywhere and Work At Home School, to discuss the importance of building a strong skillset and why working from home is such a hot trend.

The Money Answers Show episode, “How To Work From Home – Work From Anywhere!” delves into the appeal of working from home and the growth of the gig economy in recent years. Working from home has become more of a viable option for many, both as a full-time profession or as a side hustle for retirement or to pay-off debt.

Pyle began her working from home journey by utilizing a skill she had—proofreading—to freelance and earn income. She eventually created two online courses in proofreading, both wildly successful, so others could follow in her footsteps. As more people became interested in her work (but not in proofreading per se) she began the Work At Home School for those who want to work from home but are unsure of how they can inject their skillsets into the workforce.

Working from home has advantages for those who are looking to be their own boss and create location-independence for themselves, explains Pyle. “So there are lots of advantages and one is the freedom and flexibility. For a lot of people, they’ve got families and they want to be there for them. Maybe they don’t want to be limited to only having the two weeks of vacation a year or only being able to go to the grocery store at 5:30 in the afternoon when everybody is there and it’s a circus.”

Working from home isn’t packaged with all positives, though. She mentions that with freedom and flexibility comes a bit of insecurity as paychecks aren’t guaranteed. There is also the need for self-discipline and motivation to ensure home workers are advancing towards their goals and retaining income. It may also be difficult for those who like to keep work and personal life separate, since home workers have to work in their living spaces.

It all comes down to your individual preferences and mindset, skills and marketing. Those looking for flexible hours and location will prefer not to have a career where you have to answer to a boss. Having a skill that is marketable and in demand is also vital. Marketing those skills and showcasing expertise online can also be the difference between gaining a regular client and missing the opportunity to get in touch.

So why aren’t more workers taking advantage of the digital platforms that allow them to work off-site and independently? Many people get caught up in the old ways of achieving success, like going to college and getting a degree to land a job in a corporation. Today’s digital economy offers other options. Some occupations require schooling but the way you leverage that schooling could also be unconventional.

Goodman and Pyle discuss various ways to earn income at home such as transcribing, proofreading, running a blog, photography, audio editing, and graphic design. There are also the popular side hustle jobs that don’t necessarily require extraordinary skills, such as Taskrabbit and driving for Uber and Lyft.

In the end, success comes down to passion, freedom, and accountability. Working from home is not a practical way to avoid work. Many times it requires more work than the traditional nine to five. It takes determination and a sharp mind to understand how to utilize one’s skillset. But once the right path is found, working from home can be a lucrative option.

For more information on how to begin the journey of working from home and how to leverage the new gig economy, listen to Money Answers Show episode, “How To Work From Home – Work From Anywhere!” and other great podcasts from the Money Answers Show.

You can listen to The Money Answers Show with Jordan Goodman live every Monday at 12pm PST, 3pm EST, or download the podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts. You can also catch Goodman on Money Answers TV. If you’re looking for additional information on finance, you can read Goodman’s books on everything from repaying your student loans to real estate.

Jordan E. Goodman is “America’s Money Answers Man” and a nationally-recognized expert on personal finance. He is a regular guest on numerous radio and television call-in shows across the country, answering questions on personal financial topics. He appears frequently on The View, Fox News Network, Fox Business Network, CNN, CNBC, and the CBS Evening News. He is the author/co-author of 13 best-selling books on personal finance including “Master Your Debt Fast Profits in Hard Times,” “Everyone’s Money Book,” “Master Your Money Type,” “Barron’s Dictionary of Finance and Investment Terms and Barron’s Finance and Investment Handbook.” Jordan is also a speaker and seminar leader on personal finance topics for business executives, students, associations, investment clubs, employees and others. For more information, please visit

Alexis Assadi Launches Online Platform for Entrepreneurs to Self-Publish

Executive Interviews helps businesspeople educate their clients and reach new audiences by allowing interviewees to share useful information about their projects and successes.

VANCOUVER, BC, August 17, 2019 /24-7PressRelease/ — Canadian entrepreneur Alexis Assadi has launched, an online platform that allows businesspeople, executives and professionals to self-publish interviews. The website is designed to help the aforementioned build their brands online, promote awareness and reach new audiences.

“The idea behind Executive Interviews is to give professionals a space to promote their ventures online,” said Mr. Assadi. “We have a standard set of questions that our interviewees can answer which are geared towards sharing their accomplishments. But the other part of the equation is that our readers gain valuable insight and perspective into what can make people successful. Our interviewees come from all walks of life and each have a unique story to tell.”

Executive Interviews is a free platform for both readers and interviewees. However, there is an option to upgrade to a premium interview for a fee, currently $25. “Premium interviews are given greater exposure on the website and thus reach more members of our audience,” explained Mr. Assadi.

“There is a lot of noise on the internet. My vision is for Executive Interviews to be place for people to explain who they are, what they do and how they got to where they are. It’s a space to educate clients and form relationships with prospective customers. We want to give our subjects great brand visibility.”

Alexis Assadi encourages entrepreneurs to use Executive Interviews as part of their marketing strategy. The website is live and is currently accepting new interviewees.


Executive Interviews is free website that entrepreneurs and executives can publish on in an interview format. It is aimed at providing advertising and increased brand recognition for interviewees, while simultaneously providing readers with high-quality content.

About Alexis Assadi

Alexis Assadi is an entrepreneur and financier based in Vancouver, British Columbia. He operates a group of companies that focus on providing capital to business owners and real estate investors throughout North America. Executive Interviews is one of his latest commercial ventures. Alexis Assadi was born in Switzerland and has lived throughout Asia, Australia, Canada and the United States. He received a bachelor of arts degree in political science from the University of British Columbia in 2010.

Braveheart Receives Mines Act Permit Amendment

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Calgary, Alberta–(Newsfile Corp. – August 16, 2019) – Braveheart Resources Inc. (TSXV: BHT) (“Braveheart” or, the “Company”) hereby announces that it has received an amendment to its Mines Act Permit M-33 from British Columbia Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources (“EMPR”). The amendment provides approval for exploration drilling and groundwater drilling at the permitted mine area of approximately 116 hectares.

The Bull River mine property is currently on care and maintenance. Restarting operations at the mine property including mining, milling and disposal of tailings and waste rock is not permitted at this time. The Company plans to dispose of tailings on surface in a tailings storage facility (“TSF”) utilizing dry stack or filtered tailings technology. Prior to finalizing the location of the proposed TSF the Company plans to complete a condemnation drilling program to ensure that the proposed location is not underlain by economic mineralization. The groundwater drilling program will include the installation of water wells and monitoring of the wells. This information will supplement the surface water monitoring programs already in place at the mine property. Results from the two drilling programs are critical components in support of the Company’s continuing application to restart the operation through the Major Mines Office.

Ian Berzins, President and CEO of Braveheart Resources Inc., commented, “We are extremely pleased to receive this approval from EMPR. This represents another important milestone towards our restart of the Bull River mine property.”

In addition, the Company announces that it has entered into a System Impact Study Agreement with British Columbia Hydro and Power Authority (“BC Hydro”). The Company is currently connected to grid power but plans to increase the load to 7.5 MVA prior to a restart of operations. The study is required to assess the impact of connecting the customer’s plant to BC Hydro’s transmission system.

About Braveheart Resources Inc.

Braveheart is a Canadian based junior mining company focused on building shareholder value through exploration and development in the favourable and proven mining jurisdictions of the East and West Kootenays of British Columbia. Braveheart’s main asset is the newly acquired Bull River Mine, an advanced stage copper, gold and silver property. The property is fully developed with 21,000 metres of underground developments in terms of ramps, raises and drifting on mineralized structures on seven levels. The surface infrastructure includes a 750 tonne per day conventional mill with adjoining crushing facilities as well as offices and mine maintenance facilities. The property is connected to grid power and there is year-round access to the site by paved and all-weather roads.

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Braveheart Resources Inc.
Ian Berzins, P.Eng., ICD.D
President & Chief Executive Officer

Caution Regarding Forward-Looking Information

This news release includes certain information that may constitute “forward-looking information” under applicable Canadian securities legislation. Forward-looking information includes, but is not limited to, statements about strategic plans, future work programs and objectives and expected results from such work programs. Forward-looking information necessarily involve known and unknown risks, including, without limitation, risks associated with general economic conditions; inability to access sufficient capital from internal and external sources, and/or inability to access sufficient capital on favourable terms; and other risks.

Forward-looking information is necessarily based upon a number of estimates and assumptions that, while considered reasonable, are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors which may cause the actual results and future events to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking information and the risks identified in the Company’s continuous disclosure record. There can be no assurance that such information will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such information. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking information. All forward-looking information contained in this news release is given as of the date hereof and is based upon the opinions and estimates of management and information available to management as at the date hereof. The Company disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy of this news release.

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CanAlaska Announces Second Tranche Closing of Private Placement

Vancouver, British Columbia–(Newsfile Corp. – August 16, 2019) – CanAlaska Uranium Ltd. (TSXV: CVV) (FSE: DH7N), (the “Company“) announces that it has now completed the second and final tranche (the “Second Tranche“) of its non-brokered private placement (the “Offering“) previously announced on June 25, 2019. Under the Second Tranche, the Company has issued 695,000 flow-through units for gross proceeds of $222,400 and 155,000 non flow-through units for gross proceeds of $42,625. In connection with the Second Tranche, the Company paid a total of $14,829 and issued a total of 47,100 warrants as finder’s fees ($12,000 and 37,500 warrants to Haywood Securities Inc.; $1,485 and 5,400 warrants to Odlum Brown Limited; and $1,344 and 4,200 warrants to Raymond James Ltd.). Each finder’s warrant is exercisable for one common share at a price of $0.60 for five years. All securities issued under this private placement are subject to a hold period expiring December 16, 2019 in accordance with applicable securities laws and the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange.

Together with the first tranche closing announced July 18, 2019, the Company has now raised a total of $417,525 ($347,400 from the sale of flow-through units and $70,125 from the sale of non-flow-through units).

About CanAlaska Uranium

CanAlaska Uranium Ltd. (TSXV: CVV) (FSE: DH7N) holds interests in approximately 152,000 hectares (375,000 acres), in Canada’s Athabasca Basin – the “Saudi Arabia of Uranium.” CanAlaska’s strategic holdings have attracted major international mining companies. CanAlaska is currently working with Cameco and Denison at two of the Company’s properties in the Eastern Athabasca Basin. CanAlaska is a project generator positioned for discovery success in the world’s richest uranium district. The Company also holds properties prospective for nickel, copper, gold and diamonds. For further information visit

On behalf of the Board of Directors

“Peter Dasler”
Peter Dasler, M.Sc., P.Geo.
President & CEO
CanAlaska Uranium Ltd.


Peter Dasler, President
Tel: +1.604.688.3211 x 138

Cory Belyk, COO
Tel: +1.604.688.3211 x 138

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

Forward-looking information

All statements included in this press release that address activities, events or developments that the Company expects, believes or anticipates will or may occur in the future are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements involve numerous assumptions made by the Company based on its experience, perception of historical trends, current conditions, expected future developments and other factors it believes are appropriate in the circumstances. In addition, these statements involve substantial known and unknown risks and uncertainties that contribute to the possibility that the predictions, forecasts, projections and other forward-looking statements will prove inaccurate, certain of which are beyond the Company’s control. Readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. Except as required by law, the Company does not intend to revise or update these forward-looking statements after the date hereof or revise them to reflect the occurrence of future unanticipated events.

This news release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any of the securities in the United States of America. The securities have not been and will not be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933 (the “1933 Act”) or any state securities laws and may not be offered or sold within the United States or to U.S. Persons (as defined in the 1933 Act) unless registered under the 1933 Act and applicable state securities laws, or an exemption from such registration is available.

Not for distribution to United States newswire services or for dissemination in the United States.

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Cordoba Minerals Files NI 43-101 Technical Report for the San Matias Copper-Gold-Silver Project

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Vancouver, British Columbia–(Newsfile Corp. – August 16, 2019) – Cordoba Minerals Corp. (TSXV: CDB) (OTCQB: CDBMF) (“Cordoba” or the “Company”) announced today that, further to its news release dated July 3, 2019, the Company has filed a National Instrument 43-101 (“NI 43-101”) technical report detailing the Mineral Resource estimate for the San Matias Copper-Gold-Silver Project in Colombia.

The NI 43-101 technical report was independently prepared for Cordoba by Nordmin Engineering Ltd. The report, titled: “NI 43-101 Technical Report And Resource Estimate, San Matías Copper-Gold-Silver Project, Colombia” has been filed on SEDAR at and is available on Cordoba’s website at

About Cordoba

Cordoba Minerals Corp. is a mineral exploration company focused on the exploration and acquisition of copper and gold projects. Cordoba is exploring the San Matias Copper-Gold-Silver Project, which includes the Alacran deposit and satellite deposits at Montiel East, Montiel West and Costa Azul, located in the Department of Cordoba, Colombia. Cordoba also holds a 25% interest in the Perseverance porphyry copper project in Arizona, USA, which it is exploring through a Joint Venture and Earn-In Agreement. For further information, please visit

Information Contact

Evan Young +1-604-689-8765

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CGX Announces Change to Its Board of Directors

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Toronto, Ontario–(Newsfile Corp. – August 16, 2019) – CGX Energy Inc. (TSXV: OYL) (“CGX Energy” or the “Company“) announced today that Mr. Erik Lyngberg has resigned his position as a director with the Company. As a result, Mr. Duncan Nightingale has been appointed to the Company’s Board of Directors. Mr. Nightingale has over 30 years of oil and gas exploration and development experience, and is currently Corporate Vice President, Operations, Development and Reservoir Management at Frontera Energy Corporation. Prior to that, he held various executive management positions with Gran Tierra Energy from 2009 to 2017, which included being President, interim Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer and Vice President of Exploration.

Professor Suresh Narine, Chairman and Executive Director (Guyana) of CGX Energy commented:

“The Company would like to thank Mr. Lyngberg for his contributions during a critical period of restructuring and refocus; his technical guidance and industry acumen were of great value to CGX Energy during this period and I take this opportunity to wish Erik well in his future endeavours. On behalf of the management and staff of CGX Energy, I also wish to formally welcome Duncan Nightingale to the Company’s Board of Directors, who with his impressive experience in the oil and gas exploration and development sector will help guide CGX Energy through the next exciting exploration phase for the Company as it explores the Demerara and Corentyne Blocks in the highly prospective offshore Guyana Basin.”

About CGX Energy

CGX Energy is a Canadian-based oil and gas exploration company focused on the exploration of oil in the Guyana-Suriname Basin.


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The forward-looking statements contained in this news release are made as of the date hereof and CGX Energy undertakes no obligation to update publicly or revise any forward-looking statements or information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, unless so required by applicable securities laws.

For further information, please contact:

Brooks Lyons, Manager, Commercial & Business Development of CGX Energy at (832) 300-3200 or at or Tralisa Maraj, Chief Financial Officer of CGX Energy at (832) 300-3200 or at

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Benchmark Drills 11.7 g/t Gold and 476 g/t Silver over 4.4 Metres in the First Completed Drill Hole of 2019

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Edmonton, Alberta–(Newsfile Corp. – August 16, 2019) – Benchmark Metals Inc. (TSXV: BNCH) (OTCQB: CYRTF) (WKN: A2JM2X) (the “Company” or “Benchmark“) – Benchmark is pleased to report the first drill hole result at the Lawyers Trend (Cliff Creek Zone). Drilling has intersected 11.73 g/t gold and 476 g/t silver over 4.4 metres core length and within a wider zone grading 2.19 g/t gold and 85.36 g/t silver over 26.75 metres core length in drill hole 19CCDD001. The Lawyers Project is situated in the Stikine Terrane of northern British Columbia, Canada, and falls within the prolific, mineral-endowed ‘Golden Horseshoe.’

John Williamson, CEO commented, “Drilling at Cliff Creek continues to intersect high-grade mineralization over 3 to 10 metres of core length and bulk-tonnage mineralization of up to 80 metres core length over a strike length of at least 400 metres, with intercepts as deep as 200 metres. Our visual and XRF examination of the drill intercepts correlates well with our analysis of the higher-grade portions of prior drill results.”

During Phase 1 of its 2019 drill program, the Company completed 1,600 metres of diamond drilling in seven holes at the Cliff Creek portion of the Lawyers Trend. Intervals of intense alteration, multiphase veining and mineralization were intersected in all seven drill holes. These holes have been logged, sampled and sent to ALS Laboratories for analysis. Assay results for the remaining six holes will be forthcoming. Selected results received for the first drill hole at Cliff Creek are presented in Table 1.

A cross-section of 2019 drilling at the Cliff Creek Zone is presented in Figure 1. Drill hole 19CCDD001 intersected a portion of the Cliff Creek West (CCW) zone which was not historically sampled or modelled in the early to mid-1980’s. Later drilling in 2015 intersected both the CCW and the Cliff Creek East (CCE) zone. Both of the CCW and CCE zones comprise a 4-7 metre high-grade zone within a broader zone of approximately 23-30 metres of 2-5 g/t Au bulk tonnage mineralization. Drill hole 19CCDD001 and the deeper 50 metre step-out hole 19CCDD005 indicate that the CCW and CCE zones of mineralization persist to depth.

Both the CCW and the CCE zones contain hydrothermal breccias and multiphase stockwork veins with fine grained sulphides (pyrite, acanthite and sulfosalts), within andesitic volcanics that have been pervasively altered with silica and adularia, the main alteration assemblage.

Table 1 – Selected results from the first drill hole:

Hole From – To length (m) Gold (g/t) Silver (g/t) AuEq (g/t)1 Interval2
19CCDD001 3.35m to 6.0m 2.01 71.18 2.90 2.65m
19CCDD001 144.25m to 176.0m 2.19 85.36 3.25 26.75m
including 144.25m to 156m 4.69 189.99 7.06 11.75m
including 145m to 150.4m 9.77 398.04 14.75 5.40m
including 146m to 150.4m 11.73 476.03 17.68 4.40m


  1. Gold equivalent (AuEq) calculated using 80:1 gold to silver ratio.
  2. Intervals are core-length. True-width is estimated between 80 to 90% of core length.

Table 2 – Mineralized zones in each hole at Cliff Creek:

Alteration, mineralization and vein intersections observed in the core from all seven Phase 1 holes are presented in Table 2. Most of the holes exhibit multiple zones of mineralization and have XRF signatures indicating the presence of alteration and precious metal mineralization.

Drill Hole Status Observed Mineralized Zones Depth (m) Core Size Mineralized Intersections (m)
(based on visual inspection)
19CCDD001 Results completed 2 248.44 NQ2 3.35 – 6
144.25 -176
19CCDD002 Drilling completed 3 214.88 NQ2 81-104.72
127.25- 130.05
19CCDD003 Drilling completed 2 249.02 NQ2 58.7-66.94
19CCDD004 Drilling completed 1
(continues for ~100m)
184.40 NQ2 33.25-110.05
19CCDD005 Drilling completed 2 322.17 NQ2 115.15-157.45
230- 259.1
19CCDD006 Drilling completed 3 172.82 NQ2 30.45-70.05
19CCDD007 Drilling completed 2 209 HQ/NQ2 106-134.11

Figure #1 – 2019 drilling cross-section at the Cliff Creek Zone

Showing two significant and continuous mineralized zones intersected in drill holes 19CCDD001 and 19CCDD005, infilling gaps in historical drilling, and extending mineralization to depth beyond the historical drilling.

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The technical content of this news release has been reviewed and approved by Michael Dufresne,
P.Geol., P.Geo., a qualified person as defined by National Instrument 43-101.

About Benchmark Metals Inc.

Benchmark is a Canadian mineral exploration company with its common shares listed for trading on the TSX Venture Exchange in Canada, the OTCQB Venture Market in the United States, and the Tradegate Exchange in Europe. Benchmark is managed by proven resource sector professionals, who have a track record of advancing exploration projects from grassroots scenarios through to production.


s/ “John Williamson”
John Williamson
, Chief Executive Officer

For further information, please contact:
Jim Greig
Telephone: +1 604 260 6977


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Cantor Fitzgerald and BMO Capital Charged for Improper Handling of ADRs

Washington, D.C.–(Newsfile Corp. – August 16, 2019) – The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that broker Cantor Fitzgerald & Co. will pay more than $647,000 and broker BMO Capital Markets Corporation will pay over $3.9 million to settle charges of improper handling of “pre-released” American Depositary Receipts (ADRs). With today’s actions, the SEC has charged 13 financial institutions in its ongoing investigation into abusive ADR pre-release practices, which, thus far, has included monetary settlements exceeding $427 million.

ADRs – U.S. securities that represent foreign shares of a foreign company – require a corresponding number of foreign shares to be held in custody at a depositary bank. The practice of “pre-release” allows ADRs to be issued without the deposit of foreign shares, provided brokers receiving the ADRs have an agreement with a depositary bank and the broker or its customer owns the number of foreign shares that corresponds to the number of shares the ADRs represent.

According to the SEC’s orders, both Cantor Fitzgerald and BMO Capital obtained pre-released ADRs when they should have known that the pre-release transactions were not backed by foreign shares. The SEC orders find that both brokers improperly obtained pre-released ADRs indirectly from other broker-dealers, and the order as to Cantor Fitzgerald finds that the firm also improperly obtained pre-released ADRs directly from depositary banks.

“The SEC continues to hold accountable parties that abused the ADR markets over an extended period of time,” said Sanjay Wadhwa, Senior Associate Director for Enforcement in the SEC’s New York Regional Office. “U.S. investors who invest in foreign companies through ADRs have a right to expect that market professionals aren’t gaming the system.”

The SEC’s order as to Cantor Fitzgerald finds that the firm violated Section 17(a)(3) of the Securities Act of 1933 and failed reasonably to supervise its securities lending desk personnel. Without admitting or denying the SEC’s findings, Cantor Fitzgerald agreed to pay over $359,000 in disgorgement of ill-gotten gains, over $88,000 in prejudgment interest, and a $200,000 penalty, totaling more than $647,000.

With respect to BMO Capital, the SEC’s order finds that it failed reasonably to supervise its securities lending desk personnel. Without admitting or denying the SEC’s findings, BMO Capital agreed to pay over $2.2 million in disgorgement of ill-gotten gains, over $546,000 in prejudgment interest, and a $1.2 million penalty, totaling more than $3.9 million. The SEC’s orders acknowledge each firm’s cooperation in the investigation.

The SEC’s continuing investigation is being conducted by Andrew Dean, Philip Fortino, Elzbieta Wraga, Joseph P. Ceglio, Richard Hong, and Adam Grace of the New York Regional Office, and is being supervised by Mr. Wadhwa.

Victoria Gold Corp., The Eagle Gold Mine is Soon to Pour its First Gold, CEO Clip Video

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Vancouver, British Columbia–(Newsfile Corp. – August 16, 2019) – CEO of Victoria Gold, John McConnell, talks about the company’s Eagle Gold Mine that is set to pour its first gold mid September.

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Victoria Gold is being featured on BNN Bloomberg on August 17 – August 18, 2019, throughout the day and evenings.

Victoria Gold Corp. (TSXV: VIT)

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CEO Clips is the largest library of publicly traded company CEO videos in Canada and the US. These 90 second video profiles broadcast on national TV and online via 15 top financial sites including: Thomson Reuters, Bloomberg, Yahoo! Finance and

BTV – Business Television/CEO Clips Contact: Trina Schlingmann (604) 664-7401 x 5

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