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How AP Performance Training Can Change Your Life

By AP Performance

SCOTTSDALE, AZ / ACCESSWIRE / February 14, 2019 / Fitness gurus and health information are everywhere nowadays, unveiling new training exercises and diet techniques to help you achieve a healthier lifestyle. Sticking to routines and maintaining motivation to keep to strict diets is often a challenging task, however. Personalized training can help overcome these shortcomings, but many services today involve generic approaches.

Personalized training was originally the focus of division 1 NCAA athletes, bodybuilders, and professional athletes but has spilled into the mainstream. Personal programs can help motivate individuals to reach their peak performance and continue with workout regimens that they would otherwise not be able to sustain.

Despite the increased focus on more dynamic exercise plans, advances in nutrition and supplementation are some of the most overlooked and often underutilized components of performance training. Additionally, many online fitness programs lack the personalized approach that is necessary for people to achieve their goals and instead rely on a cookie-cutter template for participants.

Seeking out the right combination of a communicative and tailored training program also comes with its inherent challenges.

AP Performance is one of the leading peak performance training companies that provides specialized one-on-one training regimens emphasizing advanced physical training, customized nutrition programming, and supplementation guidance. Accepting clients from a variety of backgrounds, AP Performance has become a leader in personalized training for athletes and people looking to reach their highest level of fitness.

From Humble Origins to Successful Fitness Entrepreneur

AP Performance founder, Austin Paulsen, began his journey as a high school athlete who struggled to reach the type of muscle and athletic performance that he was striving for and felt compelled to change his lifestyle by restructuring how he approached fitness.

Growing up in the small town of Athol, Idaho, the reaction Austin received as the small guy in high school targeting an entrepreneurial life with a fitness company was unfavorable at best. However, his aspirations to help others to reach their goals was the driving motivation to continue on his path toward building a unique fitness brand.

“All through high school, I was a competitive athlete, and I could remember coaching camps for kids younger than me. I enjoyed helping hardworking individuals because it allowed me to make awesome relationships along their journey to a better version of themselves,” Austin says.

Austin has continued many of his working relationships with his clients today and places a heavy emphasis on connecting personally with his clients – offering them weekly accountability checks, private Facebook groups, and 24/7 access to the AP Performance coaches. Maintaining consistent communication with his clients is a huge boon for the company’s accountability with the people they work with.

Reaping the benefits of a personalized approach and comprehensive training program, AP Performance has ingratiated itself with division 1 NCAA athletes, professional bodybuilders, and other professional athletes. From coaching athletes to national level bodybuilding competition prep, AP Performance has established itself as a leading program for athletes of all types.

Austin appreciates those who have helped him reach the level where he is at today, citing his mentor, Cliff Wilson, as teaching him valuable lessons that he has transitioned into his own strategies working with athletes. Cliff Wilson is the leading coach in the natural bodybuilding space, owning over 100 pro cards and five overall championships in coaching under his belt. Austin takes pride in his mentorship and has implemented the same type of personal reciprocity with his own clients at AP Performance.

Some of the testimonials from clients demonstrate just how impactful AP Performance has been on their lives.

“What separates Austin and AP Performance from anyone else, is his passion behind his work, his pride that he takes in every single client, getting to know you in and out, know what you want to do. And that translates into successful clients,” detailed one of his clients, Jeremy.

AP Performance is more than just a business. Their goal is to help people change their lives with the unique approach and the personal touch to make it worthwhile.

Optimizing Results With High-Quality Training

AP Performance focuses on customized training for client goals, nutrition programming, supplementation guidance, and accountability.

Participants are administered periodized training based on the targeted goals of the clients, whether they are for a particular sport or generalized health improvement hopes. Similarly, the AP Performance team understands how to mold nutritional regimens around their clients, including nutrient timing and macro strategies that circumvent the need to follow strict and often prohibitive diet efforts.

One of the areas that Austin addresses where there are numerous misconceptions is with supplements.

“There are a lot of supplements out there that are garbage but greatly marketed. We raise the level of performance with our athletes with the correct supplementation to maximize the increases in strength, muscle mass, recovery, and more,” he says.

Supplements often carry a taboo narrative, deriving from their misguided marketing and general apprehension toward using them. Despite this, AP Performance works with their clients and removes the veil of misperception while emphasizing accountability in their program designs – something that is highly reassuring for many clients and augments their personalized experience. Austin is also the co-founder of EnduroSportOfficial – a company that will release a supplement line in early summer this year.

Motivating yourself to reach the level of fitness that you desire can be a convoluted task. Companies like AP Performance strive to provide you with all the resources that you need to change your life and achieve the goals that you aspire to achieve. No stringent diets or cookie-cutter templates, just a personal connection with one of the leading peak performance training companies today.

From humble origins to a company with a track record of successful clients, Austin’s passion for fitness has enabled AP Performance to become a genuine personalized training experience in a sea of fitness alternatives.

SOURCE: AP Performance

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Cordoba Minerals Announces Non-Brokered Private Placement of up to $2.0 Million

Proceeds for Diamond Drilling at the Perseverance Porphyry Copper Project in Arizona, USA

Toronto, Ontario–(Newsfile Corp. – February 14, 2019) – Cordoba Minerals Corp. (TSXV: CDB) (OTCQX: CDBMF) (“Cordoba” or the “Company”) announces that it proposes to complete a non-brokered private placement (the “Offering“) of up to 20,000,000 units of the Company (the “Units“) at a price of $0.10 per Unit, for gross proceeds of up to $2,000,000. Each Unit will consist of one common share (“Share“) of the Company and one common share purchase warrant (“Warrant“). Each Warrant will entitle the holder, on exercise, to purchase one Share for a period of 24 months following the closing date of the initial tranche of the Offering at the exercise price of $0.12 per Share.

The Company has received subscriptions for a total of 13.25 million Units, for gross proceeds of $1.325 million, including a subscription for 2,500,000 Units (for gross proceeds of $250,000) from Cordoba’s majority shareholder, High Power Exploration Inc. (“HPX“), and certain directors of the Company.

Net proceeds from the Offering will be used to advance exploration activities at the Perseverance Project in Arizona, USA, where recent drilling has indicated proximity to a Laramide porphyry copper system (refer to Cordoba’s news release dated January 21, 2019), and will include continuation of drilling activities and preparation and permitting for geophysical surveys, including HPX’s Typhoon™ technology. Remaining funds will be used for general corporate purposes.

Closing of the Offering is expected to be completed in tranches and is subject to TSX Venture Exchange approval. The initial closing (which will include the subscriptions received to date) will close as soon as practicable and the final tranche is expected to close before March 1, 2019. Other directors and/or officers may participate in the Offering. The securities issued pursuant to the Offering will be subject to a four-month hold period. The Company may pay eligible finders assisting in the Offering a fee in cash and/or securities equal to 7% of the gross proceeds raised by such finders (and no finder’s fee is payable on any of the subscriptions received to date).

The Offering constitutes a “related party transaction” under Multilateral Instrument 61-101 – Protection of Minority Security Holders in Special Transactions (“MI 61-101“) as HPX is a related party of Cordoba given its greater than 10% beneficial shareholding and the directors and officers that participate in the Offering are also related parties of Cordoba. Pursuant to Section 5.5(a) and 5.7(1)(a) of MI 61-101, the Company is exempt from obtaining a formal valuation and minority approval of the Company’s shareholders in respect of the Offering due to the fair market value of the related parties’ participation in the Offering being below 25% of the Company’s market capitalization for purposes of MI 61-101. The Company will file a material change report in respect of the Offering. However, the material change report will be filed less than 21 days prior to the closing of the Offering, which is consistent with market practice and the Company deems reasonable in the circumstances.

About Cordoba Minerals

Cordoba Minerals Corp. is a Toronto-based mineral exploration company focused on the exploration and acquisition of copper and gold projects. Cordoba is currently focused on its 100%-owned San Matias Copper-Gold Project, which includes the advanced-stage Alacran Deposit, located in the Department of Cordoba, Colombia. Cordoba has also entered into a Joint Venture and Earn-In Agreement to explore the Perseverance copper porphyry project located in Arizona, USA. For further information, please visit


Mario Stifano, President and CEO
Cordoba Minerals Corp.`

For further information, please contact:

Evan Young, Director, Investor Relations
Phone: +1 (647) 808-2141

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

Forward-Looking Statements

This news release includes “forward-looking statements” and “forward-looking information” within the meaning of Canadian securities legislation. All statements included in this news release, other than statements of historical fact, are forward-looking statements including, without limitation, all statements regarding the timing and completion of the Offering at a price of $0.10 per Unit for gross proceeds to Cordoba of up to $2.0 million; statements regarding participation in the Offering by HPX and other officers and directors, statements regarding the proposed use of proceeds from the Offering; that future exploration could result in the discovery of a significant porphyry copper deposit; that Cordoba will fully execute its option to earn into an 80% interest in the Perseverance porphyry copper project; that the use of Typhoon™ and/or other geophysics will define the location of the porphyry at Perseverance which could direct future drilling. Forward-looking statements include predictions, projections and forecasts and are often, but not always, identified by the use of words such as “anticipate”, “believe”, “plan”, “estimate”, “expect”, “potential”, “target”, “budget” and “intend” and statements that an event or result “may”, “will”, “should”, “could” or “might” occur or be achieved and other similar expressions and includes the negatives thereof.

Forward-looking statements are based on a number of assumptions and estimates that, while considered reasonable by management based on the business and markets in which Cordoba operates, are inherently subject to significant operational, economic, and competitive uncertainties, risks and contingencies. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate and actual results, and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the Company’s expectations include actual exploration results, interpretation of metallurgical characteristics of the mineralization, changes in project parameters as plans continue to be refined, future metal prices, availability of capital and financing on acceptable terms, general economic, market or business conditions, uninsured risks, regulatory changes, delays or inability to receive required approvals, and other exploration or other risks detailed herein and from time to time in the filings made by the Company with securities regulators, including those described under the heading “Risks and Uncertainties” in the Company’s most recently filed MD&A. The Company does not undertake to update or revise any forward-looking statements, except in accordance with applicable law. Readers are cautioned not to put undue reliance on these forward-looking statements.

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Asia Cannabis Corp. Announces Execution of Agreement to Acquire Control of Cambodian Company

By Asia Cannabis Corp.

CALGARY, AB / ACCESSWIRE / February 14, 2019 / Asia Cannabis Corp. (“ACC” or the “Company”) (CSE:ASIA), announced today that, after the successful closing of the Company’s IPO and subsequent listing of common shares on the CSE Exchange, ACC has made the first significant steps to initiate hemp-oriented research and development activities in Cambodia with execution of a share purchase agreement pursuant to which the Company will acquire all of the issued shares of a Cambodian private company. Targeted because of its existing and early participation in the hemp industry, ACC will continue to work with the principals of this company and intends to build on these initial activities in Cambodia. The Company will acquire the issued shares for $1.00(US) and the assumption of the Cambodian entity’s existing debt of approximately $150,000 (US).

The initial focus of these activities Cambodia will be the securing of a license to conduct research and focused testing activities in the local environment. This research will be coordinated through consultations with the principals of InPlanta Biotechnology Inc. (“InPlanta”). InPlanta is the technical partner of the Corporation that has granted a License Agreement to ACC entitling the Company to access the hemp-oriented horticultural, scientific, genealogical and related advice produced by InPlanta for application in the general Asian market. The initial phase of this activity is aimed at determining and selecting three of more varieties of hybridized hemp strains identified by InPlanta for testing in the specific ecological conditions found in Cambodia. This phase is underway and will be completed before the end of February.

In commenting on these developments, Johannes Kingma, President of ACC, stated: “We have been confident that Cambodia represents an excellent location to commence our hemp and CBD-oriented extraction research and development activities in Asia, and the execution of this agreement provides ACC with an excellent launching point in that regard. Our partners at InPlanta have been anxious to commence the initial activities aimed at identifying strains of hemp plants with superior growth and CBD production characteristics in the SE Asian theatre, and we are happy to have now provided them with the tools to aggressively move this process forward. While working with InPlanta, we will also be taking next steps in Cambodia aimed at providing the working base to conduct the exciting research and development activities we have planned for that country.”

About ACC:

ACC is an early stage international agri-technology company which has begun the process of creating a business focused on the development, evaluation, testing, application and, ultimately, supply to the market of proprietary organic hybridization technology and certain products derived from that technology. The core approach of the business will be centred on the planting, growth and harvesting of new and valuable strains of hemp and related crops in commercial quantities under the terms of the InPlanta License Agreement.

In conjunction with InPlanta, the Corporation plans to develop varieties of hemp with superior growth and production characteristics in the various environments found in the licensed territories With the data and associated knowledge gained from these activities, the Corporation intends to leverage the technology to develop a portfolio of strategic hemp investments to take advantage of both the changing social climate relative to hemp use and the historic acceptance of the use of these products and their derivatives in certain of the jurisdictions granted under the License Agreement.

For further information, contact:

Johannes Kingma
Chief Executive Officer
(403) 612-5655

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

SOURCE: Asia Cannabis Corp.

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RocketPMO’s Shabbir Evershine Wins “Best Startup” Award for Management Consulting

By RocketPMO

TORONTO, ON / ACCESSWIRE / February 14, 2019 / Toronto is home to amazing startups in all verticals. One such tech entrepreneur who took the plunge in the startup world is Shabbir Evershine, Founder of RocketPMO in Toronto, Canada. His wife, Rashida Evershine and 2 kids were a constant source of motivation for him to start his business, and in May 2016 he quit his job at the Royal Bank of Canada, and opened the doors to RocketPMO, a boutique consulting firm specializing in the setup, implementation
and maturity of agile Project Management Offices (PMO).

RocketPMO recently won a coveted “Best Startup” Award in Management Consulting category by Brown Buzz News (BBN). BBN touts itself as the platform that “celebrates success of brown folks in tech, business, arts, and politics across the globe.” This award was presented to Shabbir Evershine in Toronto at a recent gala dinner. His wife, Rashida Evershine and children also joined him in the ceremony. Winners attended the gala from all verticals including other cities such as Chicago, Montreal, Vancouver, Karachi, Mumbai, London, Houston, and Los Angeles.

“I am extremely happy winning this prestigious award,” said an ecstatic Mr. Evershine when asked to comment on stage, “I dedicate this to the countless, fearless leaders and mentors who guided me throughout my career.”

“A lack of clear goals is the most common factor [37%] behind project failure,” says Shabbir Evershine, quoting an industry statistic. The numbers are staggering. Based on research by Harvard Business Review, IT failure rates are estimated to be between 5-15 percent, accounting for a loss of $50-$150 billion per year in the United States alone. Most organizations have a 70 percent project failure rate as per 4PM, a leading research organization.

Mr. Evershine has had more than 16 years of work experience as an executive PMO leader with 3 Fortune 500 companies, the Government of Ontario, and a few startups. “Not all numbers are doom and gloom,” argues Shabbir, “Increasing the competency level of the project managers, using a structured methodology and information system, and fiercely connected to strategy will benefit the project and the organization.”

Shabbir Evershine was born in Karachi, Pakistan and is a self-declared “foodie, gallivanter, bibliophile and photographer” in addition to being a startup founder. “If not working on my startup or with my clients, you can see with discovering new restaurants or discovering new places”, says Mr. Evershine, “Whatever your passion, just do it. The world will reciprocate. Money will follow. Dreams will become realities. Take the first step – today.”


Devonte Adams


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Treating Yourself Relaunches Medical Cannabis Website

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Rejuvenated brand to re-establish itself as the world’s best go-to resource

Toronto, Ontario–(Newsfile Corp. – February 14, 2019) – Treating Yourself (“TY”), also known as The Alternative Medicine Journal, is pleased to announce today it has relaunched its website and will be re-establishing itself as the world’s leading go-to resource for medical cannabis consumers on the world wide web.

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Treating Yourself was first established in 2002 to provide medical marijuana users with information to assist in the safe use of medical marijuana, from acquiring seeds to growing their own or purchasing product from government approved sources.

The Treating Yourself brand was extended in 2003 to include the Treating Yourself Magazine, which now has forty-two back-issues already in print.

During 2010-2014, TY EXPO represented a series of international cannabis tradeshows, hosted in Toronto, catering to Medical Marijuana Access Patients from all around the globe.

Recognizing the shifting times with the recent approval for recreational cannabis in Canada, the retired Founder Marco Renda reached a deal in January of this year with Toronto-based digital publications and advertising group Twenty One Ton™ to restart TY operations, effective immediately.

“We are pleased to invite the community to come check out our fresh new website at and connect with us right away. We are already receiving content submissions for the new website, and will soon be accepting content for the magazine too when we restart print operations,” said Marco Renda, the Founder of Treating Yourself.

The terms of the private arrangement are undisclosed at this time.

Former TY advertisers and contributors are being advised that the website has been relaunched, and the magazine will resume at Issue #43 providing there is sufficient advertiser interest.

The magazine and website would both feature increased medical and scientific content, plus there will be more strain reports, to accommodate all the new legal producers and breeders of medical grade cannabis.

About Treating Yourself (The Alternative Medicine Journal)

Treating Yourself provides medical marijuana users with information to assist them in their use of medical marijuana, from acquiring seeds to growing their own or purchasing product from government approved sources. The brand also keeps its subscribers up to date on news concerning this topic and suggestions on how to use medical marijuana.

For more information, visit

About Twenty One Ton™

For more than ten years, Twenty One Ton™ has been fundamental in many start-up projects, with several having been successfully acquired. The company has assembled a strategic group of marketing experts from years of past work in big city agencies, and it is now rolling out a new suite of cannabis focused web properties. The team has been assembled to provide senior expertise for online advertising, web design, customer acquisition, email list and digital marketing campaigns. Twenty One Ton™ leverages content producers and their professional networks to deliver excellence in various disciplines including digital, print, direct mail, contact center and broadcast media.

For more information, visit

Media inquiries:
Eric Vengroff
Twenty One Ton™
#1-124 Milner Ave.
Toronto ON M1S 3R2
P: 416-801-4366

Sales inquiries:
Dana Francoz
The DanMar group
P: 416-726-2853

Past contributor inquiries:
Marco Renda

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Atlas Mara Limited Announces Buyback of Shares

By Atlas Mara

TORTOLA / ACCESSWIRE / February 14, 2019 / Atlas Mara Limited (OTC PINK: AAMAF) (LSE: ATMA):

Atlas Mara Repurchase of Shares and Total Voting Rights Update

Atlas Mara Limited (“Atlas Mara” or the “Company” and, including its subsidiaries, the “Group”), the sub-Sahara African financial services group, today announces that on 13 February 2019, the Company repurchased 5,504 shares, all of which were purchased at an average price of $1.60 and will be held as treasury shares.

Atlas Mara repurchased shares pursuant to the authority granted by its Board of Directors, announced in its Q3 2018 Results RNS, to reinstate a lapsed share purchase program. The granted authority is for Atlas Mara to repurchase the Company’s issued share capital up to an aggregate market value equivalent to $10 million by way of its nominated brokers.

As a result of the repurchase of shares, Atlas Mara’s total number of ordinary shares in issue is 174,618,767 of which 1,661,143 are now held in treasury with an additional 3,298,298 ordinary shares held in escrow as part of the contingent consideration for the acquisition of FBZ. Atlas Mara hereby notifies the market that the total number of voting rights in Atlas Mara is 169,659,326. In accordance with rule 5.6.1 of the Financial Conduct Authority’s Disclosure and Transparency Rules (“DTRs”), this figure may be used by shareholders as the denominator for the calculations by which they will determine if they are required to notify their interest in, or a change to their interest in, Atlas Mara under the DTRs

Contact Details


Kojo Dufu, +1 212 883 4330


Teneo, +44 20 7420 3142
Anthony Silverman

About Atlas Mara

Atlas Mara Limited (LON: ATMA) is a financial services institution founded by Bob Diamond and listed on the London Stock Exchange. Its vision is to create sub-Saharan Africa’s premier financial services institution through organic and inorganic growth by combining the best of global institutional knowledge with extensive local insights. With a presence in seven sub-Saharan countries, Atlas Mara aims to be a positive disruptive force in the markets in which we operate by leveraging technology to provide innovative and differentiated product offerings, deliver excellent customer service and accelerate financial inclusion. For more information, visit

This information is provided by RNS, the news service of the London Stock Exchange. RNS is approved by the Financial Conduct Authority to act as a Primary Information Provider in the United Kingdom. Terms and conditions relating to the use and distribution of this information may apply. For further information, please contact or visit

SOURCE: Atlas Mara

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Falcon Completes Check Assays of High-Grade Results from Gold, Silver and Copper Concessions, La Rioja, Argentina


  • 13 samples from three gold mineralized structures selected for checking;
  • All repeat analyses returned very high grades of base and precious metals;
  • All high grade gold results checked, returned very good reproduced assays ranging up to 44.90 grams per tonne gold (“g/t Au”); and,
  • Several previous silver (“Ag”) sample analyses that indicated “beyond detection limits”, returned grades up to 424.14 g/t Ag (see Table 1).

Vancouver, British Columbia–(Newsfile Corp. – February 14, 2019) – FALCON GOLD CORP. (“Falcon” or the “Company”) is pleased to report on the results of check analyses and assays of select samples from its 2018 exploration program on the Esperanza Resources S.A. (“ERSA”) mineral concessions located in La Rioja Province, Argentina. Thirteen samples were selected for the checks where the original results included very high-grade gold analyses and in samples with visible gold. In addition, certain of the silver, copper, lead or zinc results were beyond the detection limits of the initial analytical method and required further definition.

Table 1: Comparison of the original analytical results for the 2018 exploration program on Falcon’s Argentine concessions, ERSA VIII, IX & X, with the check assays. The check gold assays represent the weighted average of screened fine and coarse fractions. See Table 2 attached to this release for the original and complete analytical results.

Sample Original Check Original Check Original Check Original Check Original Check
40032 15.63 13.55 8.20 7.66 >10000 1.96 3,462 0.32 136.50 0.01
40033 28.43 32.14 92.00 86.04 596.10 0.06 370 0.03 197.20 0.02
40036 6.92 7.64 55.40 71.56 3,250.40 0.36 1,477 0.16 500.30 0.05
40040 27.03 26.07 >100 424.14 >10000 1.23 >10000 >5.00% >10000 >2.50%
40041 4.36 3.56 31.90 35.06 7,849.00 0.75 >10000 4.16 854.00 0.09
40042 18.45 16.47 >100 26.76 9,122.40 0.97 >10000 >5.00% 225.30 0.02
40044 22.16 22.64 11.90 19.87 597.50 0.10 9,194 1.94 9,194 0.09
40047 1.04 0.89 >100 256.28 >10000 2.44 >10000 1.34 81.70 0.01
40048 (VG) 28.23 27.00 >100 203.92 >10000 1.17 >10000 >5.00% >10000 >2.50%
40050 (VG) 45.71 44.90 >100 123.21 7,869.60 0.73 >10000 3.69 2,527.80 0.24
40051 (VG) 0.66 0.98 78.90 76.71 8,397.50 0.77 609 0.09 148.50 0.02
40052 (VG) 23.13 21.88 4.00 <5 8,200.40 0.85 292 0.05 149.20 0.02
40053 (VG) 24.75 17.65 19.90 17.03 6,182.90 0.58 363 0.04 168.20 0.02

Stephen Wilkinson, Falcon’s CEO commented, “The very high grades of gold, silver and copper found within Esperanza project have not only been confirmed but we are pleased the results are so well reproducible. The outstanding grades achieved for the base and precious metals are noteworthy. Our 2019 field programs will be adjusted and expanded to search for other like high grade zones within the laterally extensive host structures.”

Comments on the Results

Historical work has generated limited similar multi-element analyses for comparison. However, the reproducibility of the high-grade gold assays is a positive, possibly indicating that standard fire assay could be a reliable method for determining grades even in the presence of coarse visible gold particles.

Even though the grades of silver and gold vary independently, the very high grade silver assays (greater than 100 g/t) are associated with comparably high grades of the base metals; copper, lead and zinc. With only one exception so far, these high base metal analyses are also accompanied with strong gold numbers. The implication for these results is that new zones of gold mineralization may be discovered through the use of geochemical surveys to identify priority targets. Historical exploration work has (over limited areas) employed stream sediment geochemical sampling. Falcon’s team will be re-examining these surveys and may expand the survey areas of the ERSA concessions to look for new copper, lead and zinc anomalies as an effective tool for discovering gold mineralization.

The ERSA Property

The ERSA Property is comprised of seven (7) mineral concessions covering an aggregate area of 20,461 hectares (“ha”) within the renowned Sierra de Las Minas District, which is reported to host several past producing gold and silver mines. The Property is located about 50 kilometres (“km”) south-southeast of the town of Chepes. The city of San Juan is about 250 km by paved highway to the west-southwest.

The first discovered gold mineralization within the District reportedly occurred within the ERSA IX concession in or about 1865 and is referred to as the “Callanas occurrences”. Limited mining has been conducted on gold, silver and copper zones within the Callanas areas.

Qualified Person

Dr. Daniel Rubiolo, P. Geo., who is a Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101, Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects has reviewed and approved the technical content of this news release.

About Falcon Gold Corp.

Falcon is a Canadian based mineral exploration company focused on generating, acquiring, and exploring opportunities in the Americas. Its Ontario, Canada projects include: the Central Canada cobalt, copper, gold project; the Coomer Lake vanadium and titanium project; the Wabunk Bay cobalt, copper and nickel project, and the Burton gold property. Falcon also has an agreement to acquire 20,461 hectares within the Sierra de Las Minas District, Argentina which has hosted several past producing gold, copper and silver mines. The Company has 38,020,184 common shares outstanding and is listed on the TSX Venture exchange with the trading symbol: “FG”. For information on the Company, please visit our website:


Falcon Gold Corp.

David Tafel

Stephen Wilkinson
CEO & Director

Telephone: +1 604-683-1991

Cautionary Language and Forward-Looking Statements

This news release may contain forward looking statements including but not limited to comments regarding the timing and content of upcoming work programs, geological interpretations, receipt of property titles, etc. Forward looking statements address future events and conditions and therefore, involve inherent risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from those currently anticipated in such statements.

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.

Table 2: Summary of the sampling and original analyses results for the 2018 exploration program on concessions, ERSA VIII, IX & X. Note the high-grade gold beyond the analytical detection limit of 10,000 ppb Au were assayed for better upper grade results.

Analytical Method FAA313(1) FAG303(2) ICP40B(3) ICP40B ICP40B ICP40B ICP40B Description
Lower Detection Limit 5 0.50 0.20 0.50 2 2 0.50 Mineralized
Width (cm)
Upper Detection Limit 10,000 100 10,000 10,000 10,000 10,000
Sample Number
40031 28 2.70 655.20 92 18 51.20 ERSA VIII(4) FLOAT N/A
40032 >10000 15.63 8.20 >10000 3,462 604 136.50 ERSA VIII CHIP ROCK 30
40033 >10000 28.43 92.00 596.10 370 85 197.20 ERSA VIII FLOAT N/A
40034 392 1.70 67.40 39 42 52.40 ERSA VIII CHIP ROCK 30
40035 272 0.80 61.60 18 26 20.50 ERSA VIII CHIP ROCK 30
40036 6,923 55.40 3,250.40 1,477 104 500.30 ERSA VIII FLOAT N/A
40037 81 0.80 69.00 46 16 16.60 ERSA VIII CHIP ROCK 40
40038 30 0.20 21.30 18 11 11.00 ERSA VIII CHIP ROCK 300
40039 58 <0.2 10.00 28 206 46.00 ERSA VIII CHIP ROCK 40
40040 >10000 27.03 >100 >10000 >10000 105 >10000 Callana III CHIP ROCK 50
40041 4,362 31.90 7,849.00 >10000 2,423 854.00 Callana VI CHIP ROCK 40
40042 >10000 18.45 >100 9,122.40 >10000 679 225.30 Callana VI CHIP ROCK 40
40043 121 4.40 67.90 2,205 113 43.10 Callana VII CHIP ROCK 30
40044 >10000 22.16 11.90 597.50 9,194 315 81.70 Callana VII CHIP ROCK 40
40045 129 1.30 55.80 458 61 33.80 Callana VII CHIP ROCK 20
40046 31 0.50 31.90 488 73 84.00 Callana VII CHIP ROCK 25
40047 1,037 >100 >10000 >10000 15 48.90 Callanas CHIP ROCK 10
40048 (VG)(5) >10000 28.23 >100 >10000 >10000 329 >10000 Callana V CHIP ROCK 80
40049 1,438 8.80 491.80 9,741 96 1,432.20 Callana V CHIP ROCK 30
40050 (VG) >10000 45.71 >100 7,869.60 >10000 724 2,527.80 Callana IV CHIP ROCK 50
40051 (VG) 662 78.90 8,397.50 609 243 148.50 San Isidro Norte CHIP ROCK 40
40052 (VG) >10000 23.13 4.00 8,200.40 292 120 149.20 San Isidro Sur CHIP ROCK 60
40053 (VG) >10000 24.75 19.90 6,182.90 363 95 168.20 San Isidro Sur CHIP ROCK 100
40054 159 1.00 118.60 345 9 118.60 San Isidro Sur CHIP ROCK 20

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Coastal Credit Union Issues Largest-Ever Loyalty Bonus Special Dividend

By Coastal Credit Union

$3.3 Million Payout Just Part of Overall Positive Financial Impact

RALEIGH, NC / ACCESSWIRE / February 14, 2019 / This morning,
Coastal Credit Union issued more than $3.3 million in special dividends to eligible members through its Loyalty Bonus program. The payout was shared among 63,500 members, making it Coastal’s largest bonus dividend in terms of both dollars paid and number of recipients. This year’s payout was a 35% increase over 2018.

The total Loyalty Bonus payout was based on Coastal’s overall performance in 2018. Individual shares of the payout were then calculated based on each member’s aggregate relationship (year-end loan balances plus average deposits) with Coastal, as well as their length of membership. Individual members received anywhere from $5.00 up to $300.

“It’s important for us to remind people that there’s a different business model out there that’s designed to actually return value to its consumers rather than extract it from them.” said Chuck Purvis, Coastal’s President and CEO. “As a member-owned cooperative, we’re in a unique position to both work to help our members improve their personal financial situation every day, and then share our financial success with them at the end of a profitable year. We aren’t beholden to Wall Street investors, so we can focus on using our earnings however they will best benefit our members. One way we can do that is by returning some to the people who helped us earn it.'”

Over the past eight years, Coastal has returned $17.5 million to members as special dividends. The credit union also looks at the overall positive impact it has by saving money for members on their everyday financial needs.

“Loyalty Bonus is just part of how Coastal returns value to our members,” said Joe Mecca, VP of Communication. “We’ve identified more than $32 million in member savings during 2018 by calculating the difference between our loan rates, deposit dividends and fees, compared to our competition, as well as the value of other incentives and programs we offered to members throughout the year.”

About Coastal

Coastal Credit Union is a not-for-profit, member-owned, financial cooperative, offering a full range of financial products and services. Coastal was chartered on August 31, 1967 with the mission of fostering the credit union philosophy of “people helping people.” Today, with $3.1 billion in assets, Coastal serves 257,000 members from 1,700 business partners and is among the leading financial institutions in North Carolina. Coastal operates 23 branches in central North Carolina and serves members in all 50 states through a network of 5,000 shared branches, 80,000 surcharge-free ATMs, mobile banking featuring mobile check deposit, and a robust offering of online services at For more Coastal news, visit our online newsroom.

Coastal saves members’ money

2018 Savings*

Loan Rates

Refinancing Mortgages


Auto Refinance Savings Guarantee


Refinancing Auto




Equity Lines of Credit




Credit Card Balance Transfers


Credit Card Hurricane Relief Campaign


Deposit Dividends

Go Green






Savings Accounts



Origination Fees on Mortgages


Mortgage Underwriting Fee


Bounce Guard/NSF Fee


Forgiveness Program


Overdraft Transfer Fee


Other Eliminated Fees



Bonus Dividends


Member Savings


Join Days


Credit & Debit Card Bonus Incentives


Fast Lane at Coastal
Credit Union Music Park


Identity Theft Recovery Services


Carolina Hurricanes Discounts


NCFC / NC Courage Discounts


Family Day


International Credit Union Day Food Truck Rodeo


Total Member Giveback


*Member Giveback is estimated by comparing the average interest and dividend rates of Coastal’s loan and deposit product portfolios versus average local bank rates for similar products from external sources like and S&P Global. We also compared Coastal’s fees to the advertised fees of Bank of America, Wells Fargo, PNC, BB&T, First Citizens and SunTrust. Additionally, we quantify the actual cash value of product incentives that Coastal offers to members.

Joe Mecca
VP, Communication / Spokesperson

SOURCE: Coastal Credit Union

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Brainstorm Appoints Broadcast Management Group as Premium Reseller

By Broadcast Management Group, Inc.

Broadcast Management Group will be the First Premium Reseller in the USA

NEW YORK, NY / ACCESSWIRE / February 14, 2019 / Brainstorm, leading manufacturer of real-time 3D graphics and virtual studio solutions, announces the appointment of Broadcast Management Group (BMG) as Premium Reseller, which significantly increases the company’s commercial network for the US. Brainstorm and BMG already enjoy a successful relationship of more than two years, and this appointment reinforces both companies’ commitment to further develop the real-time 3D graphics, augmented reality and virtual set markets in the US.

Brad Rumler of BrainStorm and Todd Mason of Broadcast Management Group

With offices in NYC, Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington DC and Las Vegas, BMG’s Consulting, Engineering and Integration division, headed by Dave Weiler, provides consulting, sales, installation, training, and Support & Maintenance for the complete Brainstorm product range. BMG’s Creative Services Division owns and uses Brainstorm’s InfinitySet for providing creative services and virtual set design for Brainstorm customers and final users.

According to Brad Rumler, Brainstorm’s VP Sales, US & Canada “BMG has proven to be a successful company in promoting Brainstorm to a wider base of customers, in a variety of markets and applications, so becoming a Premium Reseller is the confirmation of both companies’ great relationship and future together. We are sure they will become an essential part of Brainstorm’s strategy in the US.”

Most recently BMG installed a Brainstorm system for a major Financial OTT Network, and for the United States State Department. “We find Brainstorm a best of breed technology provider, with a product range that is not only technologically outstanding but also highly reliable for
daily broadcast operation. Our customers will enjoy state-of-the-art technology to fulfill their increasingly higher expectations and content creation requirements,” says Dave Weiler, Senior Vice President, Consulting, Engineering & Integration, Broadcast Management Group.

Brainstorm is celebrating in 2019 its 25th anniversary, proving that a specialist company can be outstanding in such a complex market by offering high-end solutions which are both very original in their concept and creativity as well as highly practical and differentiating for the day-to-day customer requirements.

About BMG

Broadcast Management Group is a global media company with five practice groups: live production, broadcast consulting, engineering & integration, creative content development, long-term production staffing, and event management. The company has offices in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Las Vegas, Miami, and Washington, D.C.

About Brainstorm

Brainstorm is a 25-year-old specialist company dedicated to providing industry-leading real-time 3D graphics and virtual set solutions for broadcast, feature film production and corporate presentations. Brainstorm has more than 2,500 installations worldwide since its foundation in 1993, including many of the world’s leading broadcasters plus numerous smaller and regional stations.

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Launch Of The First Ever Africa Protected Areas Congress

By African Protected Areas Conference

NAIROBI, KENYA / ACCESSWIRE / February 14, 2019 / This year’s Valentine day was marked on Thursday with special African flavour that saw the launch of the first-ever Africa Protected Areas Congress (APAC) at Nairobi National Park’s historic Ivory Burning Site. Kenya’s Principal Secretary – State Department of Tourism and Wildlife, Dr. Margaret Mwakima accompanied by Dr.John Waithaka the Congress Director and Mr. Luther Anukur Regional Director, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), East and Southern Africa presided over the launch.

Dubbed for the love of nature, the APAC 2019 launch sought to position Africa’s protected areas within the goals of economic and community well being as well as seek commitment from African governments to integrate protected areas in the African Union’s agenda 2063 strategic framework for the socio-economic transformation of the entire continent.

“Today we launch the Africa Protected Areas Congress (APAC), the first ever continent-wide gathering of African leaders, citizens, and interest groups to discuss the role of protected areas in conserving nature and promoting sustainable development. This landmark forum organized by the World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA) and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) provides us with a platform for holding honest discussions on the future we want for our protected areas and seek solutions to the persistent and emerging problems” said Tourism and Wildlife Principal Secretary, Dr. Margaret Mwakima.

According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature, at the start of the 20th century, there were only a handful of protected areas approximately 200,000 which cover around 14.6% of the world’s land and around 2.8% of the oceans. As the world continues to develop, pressure is intensified on the ecosystems and natural resources thus the need to protect them.[1]

“We need to come to a common understanding that human beings can live with animals and take care of each other to save biodiversity. As a continent, we can offer resilience, adaptability and tackle climate change to protect our biodiversity,” added Dr. Mwakima.

Protected areas safeguard nature and cultural resources, improve livelihoods and drive sustainable development. We must work together to preserve them. The launch steered awareness and visibility of the upcoming conference to be held on 18th to 23rd November this year. The inaugural APAC Journalists’ Award was also launched to provide incentives for African journalists and media houses to be champions of conservation and drive more effort toward reporting on biodiversity in Africa, winners of the inaugural award will be announced, awarded during the November conference, applications are already open for Journalists.

The November congress is expected to attract more than 2,000 delegates who will deliberate on homegrown ways to secure a sustainable future for Africa’s protected areas, people and biodiversity while showcasing homegrown examples of practical, innovative, sustainable and replicable solutions that harmonize conservation and sustainable human development.

The collective efforts from the African leaders are expected to contribute to African Union’s Agenda 2063 of “an integrated, prosperous and peaceful Africa, driven by its own citizens and representing a dynamic force in international arena”.

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SOURCE: African Protected Areas Conference

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