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News Article | April 26, 2017
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VANCOUVER, BC / ACCESSWIRE / April 26, 2017 / VANGOLD RESOURCES LTD. (TSX-V: VAN) (OTC PINK: VNGRF) (the "Company" or "Vangold") is pleased to announce the appointments of Mr. Mark Ashley, Mr. Hernan Dorado Smith and Mr. Cameron Scott King to the Board of Directors of Vangold. Mr. Ashley, who is joining the board as a non-executive director, is a successful resource executive with over 30-years' experience in asset selection, mine development and corporate and strategic optimizations. Vangold will be relying on Mr. Ashley to bring his in-depth knowledge of the technical, commercial, and financial aspects to the development of the El Pinguico Mine. As CEO of LionOre Mining International based in Australia, Mr. Ashley led the successful growth of the company culminating in its takeover by Norilsk Nickel in 2007 for US$7 Billion. He has held senior executive roles with several internationally listed entities including Normandy Mining, Cluff Resources, Kagara Zinc and Apex Minerals. Mr. Ashley was also a director of the Australian Gold Council, the Royal Flying Doctor Service (Western Australia) and a Council Member for Curtin University (in West Australian). He has significant international corporate finance experience in the mining and resource sector and has worked for extensive periods in China, Turkey, UK and Australia. Mr. Ashley is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants. Mr. Hernan Dorado Smith is a 5th generation mining engineer and possesses 15 years of underground and open pit mining experience. He has in-depth and local knowledge of the El Pinguico mine and the surrounding geological formation. Hernan has worked with several world class producers on major projects, such as, New Gold at Peak Mine, Australia and Rainy River, Canada; Panamerican Silver at Navidad, Argentina and La Preciosa, Mexico. His experience at the various stages of mining, pre-feasibility, feasibility, construction and operations bring considerable value to Vangold. Hernan graduated as a Mining Engineer from Universidad de Guanajuato in 2003, received an Executive MBA from Escuela Europea de Negocios, Salamanca in 2013, and is a member of the Mining of the Mineral and Metallurgical Society of America (MMSA). In addition, Vangold is also pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Cameron King as a Director and Vangold's new President and CEO. Mr. King brings over 25 years' experience in investment banking strategy, mergers and acquisitions and building corporate development relationships. Mr. King was a member of the Corporate Banking team with the Bank of Nova Scotia specializing in M&A and Senior VP Mid-Market Finance with Jendens Financial, London UK. Throughout Mr. King`s career, he has held director positions with Petro Novus AG, Endeavor Energy, Quest Oil and Holloman Energy Corporation. Mr. King founded the mining engineering firm Camline Mining Wear Technologies Ltd. in 1994, specializing in mineral processing, operations and efficiencies. Mr. King obtained his MBA in 1991 from Lake Superior State University, Michigan and holds a degree in Chemical Engineering and Bachelor of Commerce from McMaster University. Mr. Dal Brynelsen has stepped down as President and CEO, but will remain as a director and Chairman of the Board. Vangold is extremely grateful for his almost 30 years of dedication to Vangold, and we will continue to rely on Dal`s guidance, experience and success. He is a founding director of Griffin Mining Limited (LSE:GFM), which is one of the few western mining companies operating in China. Mr. Keith Anderson has also resigned as director of the Company. Vangold would like to thank Mr. Keith Anderson for his continued support and wishes him the very best in his future endeavours. The company is pleased to announce that it has closed the final tranche of its $500,000 non-brokered private placement of $0.05 units (the "$0.05 Placement" - see news release dated December 13, 2016) and its $500,000 non-brokered private placement of $0.09 units (the "$0.09 Placement" - refer news release dated February 23, 2017). The final tranche of the $0.05 Placement consisted of 3,500,000 units at a price of $0.05 per unit for gross proceeds of $175,000 (for unit terms, see news release dated December 13, 2016). The securities issued in the final tranche have a hold period expiring August 25, 2017. The $0.09 Placement consisted of 5,555,556 units at a price of $0.09 per unit for gross proceeds of $500,000 (for unit terms, see news release dated February 23, 2017). Finder's fees were paid in the amount of $10,500 and 116,667 finder's warrants. All securities issued in the $0.09 Placement have a hold period expiring August 25, 2017. Vangold is a development stage silver company, focused on silver and gold production in Mexico and is aggressively pursuing its business plan of becoming a senior producer through the development of its existing mineral property assets and the pursuit through acquisition of additional mineral assets which contribute to Vangold achieving its aggressive corporate growth objectives. Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulations 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. This news release includes certain "Forward-Looking Statements" within the meaning of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and applicable Canadian securities laws. When used in this news release, the words "anticipate", "believe", "estimate", "expect", "target", "plan", "forecast", "may", "schedule" and similar words or expressions, identify forward-looking statements or information. These forward-looking statements or information relate to, among other things: the price of silver and other metals; the accuracy of mineral reserve and resource estimates and estimates of future production and costs of production at our properties; estimated production rates for silver and other payable metals produced by us, the estimated cost of development of our development projects; the effects of laws, regulations and government policies on our operations, including, without limitation, the laws in Mexico which currently have significant restrictions related to mining; obtaining or maintaining necessary permits, licences and approvals from government authorities; and continued access to necessary infrastructure, including, without limitation, access to power, land, water and roads to carry on activities as planned. These statements reflect the Company's current views with respect to future events and are necessarily based upon a number of assumptions and estimates that, while considered reasonable by the Company, are inherently subject to significant business, economic, competitive, political and social uncertainties and contingencies. Many factors, both known and unknown, could cause actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from the results, performance or achievements that are or may be expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements or information and the Company has made assumptions and estimates based on or related to many of these factors. Such factors include, without limitation: fluctuations in the spot and forward price of silver, gold, base metals or certain other commodities (such as natural gas, fuel oil and electricity); fluctuations in the currency markets (such as the Canadian dollar and Mexican peso versus the U.S. dollar); changes in national and local government, legislation, taxation, controls, regulations and political or economic developments in Canada, Mexico; operating or technical difficulties in connection with mining or development activities; risks and hazards associated with the business of mineral exploration, development and mining (including environmental hazards, industrial accidents, unusual or unexpected formations, pressures, cave-ins and flooding); risks relating to the credit worthiness or financial condition of suppliers, refiners and other parties with whom the Company does business; inability to obtain adequate insurance to cover risks and hazards; and the presence of laws and regulations that may impose restrictions on mining, including those currently enacted in Mexico; employee relations; relationships with and claims by local communities and indigenous populations; availability and increasing costs associated with mining inputs and labour; the speculative nature of mineral exploration and development, including the risks of obtaining necessary licenses, permits and approvals from government authorities; diminishing quantities or grades of mineral reserves as properties are mined; the Company's title to properties; and the factors identified under the caption "Risk Factors" in the Company's Annual Information Form, under the caption "Risks Relating to Vangold Resource's Business". Investors are cautioned against attributing undue certainty to forward-looking statements or information. Although the Company has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially, there may be other factors that cause results not to be anticipated, estimated or intended. The Company does not intend, and does not assume any obligation, to update these forward-looking statements or information to reflect changes in assumptions or changes in circumstances or any other events affecting such statements or information, other than as required by applicable law. VANCOUVER, BC / ACCESSWIRE / April 26, 2017 / VANGOLD RESOURCES LTD. (TSX-V: VAN) (OTC PINK: VNGRF) (the "Company" or "Vangold") is pleased to announce the appointments of Mr. Mark Ashley, Mr. Hernan Dorado Smith and Mr. Cameron Scott King to the Board of Directors of Vangold. Mr. Ashley, who is joining the board as a non-executive director, is a successful resource executive with over 30-years' experience in asset selection, mine development and corporate and strategic optimizations. Vangold will be relying on Mr. Ashley to bring his in-depth knowledge of the technical, commercial, and financial aspects to the development of the El Pinguico Mine. As CEO of LionOre Mining International based in Australia, Mr. Ashley led the successful growth of the company culminating in its takeover by Norilsk Nickel in 2007 for US$7 Billion. He has held senior executive roles with several internationally listed entities including Normandy Mining, Cluff Resources, Kagara Zinc and Apex Minerals. Mr. Ashley was also a director of the Australian Gold Council, the Royal Flying Doctor Service (Western Australia) and a Council Member for Curtin University (in West Australian). He has significant international corporate finance experience in the mining and resource sector and has worked for extensive periods in China, Turkey, UK and Australia. Mr. Ashley is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants. Mr. Hernan Dorado Smith is a 5th generation mining engineer and possesses 15 years of underground and open pit mining experience. He has in-depth and local knowledge of the El Pinguico mine and the surrounding geological formation. Hernan has worked with several world class producers on major projects, such as, New Gold at Peak Mine, Australia and Rainy River, Canada; Panamerican Silver at Navidad, Argentina and La Preciosa, Mexico. His experience at the various stages of mining, pre-feasibility, feasibility, construction and operations bring considerable value to Vangold. Hernan graduated as a Mining Engineer from Universidad de Guanajuato in 2003, received an Executive MBA from Escuela Europea de Negocios, Salamanca in 2013, and is a member of the Mining of the Mineral and Metallurgical Society of America (MMSA). In addition, Vangold is also pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Cameron King as a Director and Vangold's new President and CEO. Mr. King brings over 25 years' experience in investment banking strategy, mergers and acquisitions and building corporate development relationships. Mr. King was a member of the Corporate Banking team with the Bank of Nova Scotia specializing in M&A and Senior VP Mid-Market Finance with Jendens Financial, London UK. Throughout Mr. King`s career, he has held director positions with Petro Novus AG, Endeavor Energy, Quest Oil and Holloman Energy Corporation. Mr. King founded the mining engineering firm Camline Mining Wear Technologies Ltd. in 1994, specializing in mineral processing, operations and efficiencies. Mr. King obtained his MBA in 1991 from Lake Superior State University, Michigan and holds a degree in Chemical Engineering and Bachelor of Commerce from McMaster University. Mr. Dal Brynelsen has stepped down as President and CEO, but will remain as a director and Chairman of the Board. Vangold is extremely grateful for his almost 30 years of dedication to Vangold, and we will continue to rely on Dal`s guidance, experience and success. He is a founding director of Griffin Mining Limited (LSE:GFM), which is one of the few western mining companies operating in China. Mr. Keith Anderson has also resigned as director of the Company. Vangold would like to thank Mr. Keith Anderson for his continued support and wishes him the very best in his future endeavours. The company is pleased to announce that it has closed the final tranche of its $500,000 non-brokered private placement of $0.05 units (the "$0.05 Placement" - see news release dated December 13, 2016) and its $500,000 non-brokered private placement of $0.09 units (the "$0.09 Placement" - refer news release dated February 23, 2017). The final tranche of the $0.05 Placement consisted of 3,500,000 units at a price of $0.05 per unit for gross proceeds of $175,000 (for unit terms, see news release dated December 13, 2016). The securities issued in the final tranche have a hold period expiring August 25, 2017. The $0.09 Placement consisted of 5,555,556 units at a price of $0.09 per unit for gross proceeds of $500,000 (for unit terms, see news release dated February 23, 2017). Finder's fees were paid in the amount of $10,500 and 116,667 finder's warrants. All securities issued in the $0.09 Placement have a hold period expiring August 25, 2017. Vangold is a development stage silver company, focused on silver and gold production in Mexico and is aggressively pursuing its business plan of becoming a senior producer through the development of its existing mineral property assets and the pursuit through acquisition of additional mineral assets which contribute to Vangold achieving its aggressive corporate growth objectives. Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulations 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. This news release includes certain "Forward-Looking Statements" within the meaning of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and applicable Canadian securities laws. When used in this news release, the words "anticipate", "believe", "estimate", "expect", "target", "plan", "forecast", "may", "schedule" and similar words or expressions, identify forward-looking statements or information. These forward-looking statements or information relate to, among other things: the price of silver and other metals; the accuracy of mineral reserve and resource estimates and estimates of future production and costs of production at our properties; estimated production rates for silver and other payable metals produced by us, the estimated cost of development of our development projects; the effects of laws, regulations and government policies on our operations, including, without limitation, the laws in Mexico which currently have significant restrictions related to mining; obtaining or maintaining necessary permits, licences and approvals from government authorities; and continued access to necessary infrastructure, including, without limitation, access to power, land, water and roads to carry on activities as planned. These statements reflect the Company's current views with respect to future events and are necessarily based upon a number of assumptions and estimates that, while considered reasonable by the Company, are inherently subject to significant business, economic, competitive, political and social uncertainties and contingencies. Many factors, both known and unknown, could cause actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from the results, performance or achievements that are or may be expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements or information and the Company has made assumptions and estimates based on or related to many of these factors. Such factors include, without limitation: fluctuations in the spot and forward price of silver, gold, base metals or certain other commodities (such as natural gas, fuel oil and electricity); fluctuations in the currency markets (such as the Canadian dollar and Mexican peso versus the U.S. dollar); changes in national and local government, legislation, taxation, controls, regulations and political or economic developments in Canada, Mexico; operating or technical difficulties in connection with mining or development activities; risks and hazards associated with the business of mineral exploration, development and mining (including environmental hazards, industrial accidents, unusual or unexpected formations, pressures, cave-ins and flooding); risks relating to the credit worthiness or financial condition of suppliers, refiners and other parties with whom the Company does business; inability to obtain adequate insurance to cover risks and hazards; and the presence of laws and regulations that may impose restrictions on mining, including those currently enacted in Mexico; employee relations; relationships with and claims by local communities and indigenous populations; availability and increasing costs associated with mining inputs and labour; the speculative nature of mineral exploration and development, including the risks of obtaining necessary licenses, permits and approvals from government authorities; diminishing quantities or grades of mineral reserves as properties are mined; the Company's title to properties; and the factors identified under the caption "Risk Factors" in the Company's Annual Information Form, under the caption "Risks Relating to Vangold Resource's Business". Investors are cautioned against attributing undue certainty to forward-looking statements or information. Although the Company has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially, there may be other factors that cause results not to be anticipated, estimated or intended. The Company does not intend, and does not assume any obligation, to update these forward-looking statements or information to reflect changes in assumptions or changes in circumstances or any other events affecting such statements or information, other than as required by applicable law.


News Article | April 26, 2017
Site: www.accesswire.com

VANCOUVER, BC / ACCESSWIRE / April 26, 2017 / VANGOLD RESOURCES LTD. (TSX-V: VAN) (OTC PINK: VNGRF) (the "Company" or "Vangold") is pleased to announce the appointments of Mr. Mark Ashley, Mr. Hernan Dorado Smith and Mr. Cameron Scott King to the Board of Directors of Vangold. Mr. Ashley, who is joining the board as a non-executive director, is a successful resource executive with over 30-years' experience in asset selection, mine development and corporate and strategic optimizations. Vangold will be relying on Mr. Ashley to bring his in-depth knowledge of the technical, commercial, and financial aspects to the development of the El Pinguico Mine. As CEO of LionOre Mining International based in Australia, Mr. Ashley led the successful growth of the company culminating in its takeover by Norilsk Nickel in 2007 for US$7 Billion. He has held senior executive roles with several internationally listed entities including Normandy Mining, Cluff Resources, Kagara Zinc and Apex Minerals. Mr. Ashley was also a director of the Australian Gold Council, the Royal Flying Doctor Service (Western Australia) and a Council Member for Curtin University (in West Australian). He has significant international corporate finance experience in the mining and resource sector and has worked for extensive periods in China, Turkey, UK and Australia. Mr. Ashley is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants. Mr. Hernan Dorado Smith is a 5th generation mining engineer and possesses 15 years of underground and open pit mining experience. He has in-depth and local knowledge of the El Pinguico mine and the surrounding geological formation. Hernan has worked with several world class producers on major projects, such as, New Gold at Peak Mine, Australia and Rainy River, Canada; Panamerican Silver at Navidad, Argentina and La Preciosa, Mexico. His experience at the various stages of mining, pre-feasibility, feasibility, construction and operations bring considerable value to Vangold. Hernan graduated as a Mining Engineer from Universidad de Guanajuato in 2003, received an Executive MBA from Escuela Europea de Negocios, Salamanca in 2013, and is a member of the Mining of the Mineral and Metallurgical Society of America (MMSA). In addition, Vangold is also pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Cameron King as a Director and Vangold's new President and CEO. Mr. King brings over 25 years' experience in investment banking strategy, mergers and acquisitions and building corporate development relationships. Mr. King was a member of the Corporate Banking team with the Bank of Nova Scotia specializing in M&A and Senior VP Mid-Market Finance with Jendens Financial, London UK. Throughout Mr. King`s career, he has held director positions with Petro Novus AG, Endeavor Energy, Quest Oil and Holloman Energy Corporation. Mr. King founded the mining engineering firm Camline Mining Wear Technologies Ltd. in 1994, specializing in mineral processing, operations and efficiencies. Mr. King obtained his MBA in 1991 from Lake Superior State University, Michigan and holds a degree in Chemical Engineering and Bachelor of Commerce from McMaster University. Mr. Dal Brynelsen has stepped down as President and CEO, but will remain as a director and Chairman of the Board. Vangold is extremely grateful for his almost 30 years of dedication to Vangold, and we will continue to rely on Dal`s guidance, experience and success. He is a founding director of Griffin Mining Limited (LSE:GFM), which is one of the few western mining companies operating in China. Mr. Keith Anderson has also resigned as director of the Company. Vangold would like to thank Mr. Keith Anderson for his continued support and wishes him the very best in his future endeavours. The company is pleased to announce that it has closed the final tranche of its $500,000 non-brokered private placement of $0.05 units (the "$0.05 Placement" - see news release dated December 13, 2016) and its $500,000 non-brokered private placement of $0.09 units (the "$0.09 Placement" - refer news release dated February 23, 2017). The final tranche of the $0.05 Placement consisted of 3,500,000 units at a price of $0.05 per unit for gross proceeds of $175,000 (for unit terms, see news release dated December 13, 2016). The securities issued in the final tranche have a hold period expiring August 25, 2017. The $0.09 Placement consisted of 5,555,556 units at a price of $0.09 per unit for gross proceeds of $500,000 (for unit terms, see news release dated February 23, 2017). Finder's fees were paid in the amount of $10,500 and 116,667 finder's warrants. All securities issued in the $0.09 Placement have a hold period expiring August 25, 2017. Vangold is a development stage silver company, focused on silver and gold production in Mexico and is aggressively pursuing its business plan of becoming a senior producer through the development of its existing mineral property assets and the pursuit through acquisition of additional mineral assets which contribute to Vangold achieving its aggressive corporate growth objectives. Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulations 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. This news release includes certain "Forward-Looking Statements" within the meaning of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and applicable Canadian securities laws. When used in this news release, the words "anticipate", "believe", "estimate", "expect", "target", "plan", "forecast", "may", "schedule" and similar words or expressions, identify forward-looking statements or information. These forward-looking statements or information relate to, among other things: the price of silver and other metals; the accuracy of mineral reserve and resource estimates and estimates of future production and costs of production at our properties; estimated production rates for silver and other payable metals produced by us, the estimated cost of development of our development projects; the effects of laws, regulations and government policies on our operations, including, without limitation, the laws in Mexico which currently have significant restrictions related to mining; obtaining or maintaining necessary permits, licences and approvals from government authorities; and continued access to necessary infrastructure, including, without limitation, access to power, land, water and roads to carry on activities as planned. These statements reflect the Company's current views with respect to future events and are necessarily based upon a number of assumptions and estimates that, while considered reasonable by the Company, are inherently subject to significant business, economic, competitive, political and social uncertainties and contingencies. Many factors, both known and unknown, could cause actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from the results, performance or achievements that are or may be expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements or information and the Company has made assumptions and estimates based on or related to many of these factors. Such factors include, without limitation: fluctuations in the spot and forward price of silver, gold, base metals or certain other commodities (such as natural gas, fuel oil and electricity); fluctuations in the currency markets (such as the Canadian dollar and Mexican peso versus the U.S. dollar); changes in national and local government, legislation, taxation, controls, regulations and political or economic developments in Canada, Mexico; operating or technical difficulties in connection with mining or development activities; risks and hazards associated with the business of mineral exploration, development and mining (including environmental hazards, industrial accidents, unusual or unexpected formations, pressures, cave-ins and flooding); risks relating to the credit worthiness or financial condition of suppliers, refiners and other parties with whom the Company does business; inability to obtain adequate insurance to cover risks and hazards; and the presence of laws and regulations that may impose restrictions on mining, including those currently enacted in Mexico; employee relations; relationships with and claims by local communities and indigenous populations; availability and increasing costs associated with mining inputs and labour; the speculative nature of mineral exploration and development, including the risks of obtaining necessary licenses, permits and approvals from government authorities; diminishing quantities or grades of mineral reserves as properties are mined; the Company's title to properties; and the factors identified under the caption "Risk Factors" in the Company's Annual Information Form, under the caption "Risks Relating to Vangold Resource's Business". Investors are cautioned against attributing undue certainty to forward-looking statements or information. Although the Company has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially, there may be other factors that cause results not to be anticipated, estimated or intended. The Company does not intend, and does not assume any obligation, to update these forward-looking statements or information to reflect changes in assumptions or changes in circumstances or any other events affecting such statements or information, other than as required by applicable law.


News Article | April 17, 2017
Site: phys.org

Hydrogelators, which have a stacked fibrous network structure, can potentially be used in bioengineering, pharmaceutical technologies, environmental remediation, catalytic processes and personal care products. In collaborative research published in Soft Matter earlier this year, a group of Australian investigators led by Curtin University and the University of Western Australia, also confirmed that the selection of electrolyte plays a key role in determining the strength of a hydrogel formed by calixerene (bound with the amino acid proline). Upon heating to 30° C, calixerene hydrogels formed with the electrolyte magnesium chloride increased in strength and maintained increased stiffness upon cooling. The compound exhibited significant hysteresis (a memory of the initial structure). The investigators pointed out that this unusual, reproducible behaviour did not result in a loss of water upon heating. Because the gel stiffness got smaller over repeated annealing, it suggested a dynamic rearrangement process was occurring. Atomic force microscopy imaging at the University of Western Australia revealed that new larger, straighter fibres formed at 25 – 30° C, possibly supporting the formation of a more robust gel while smaller fibres appeared to dissolve. Co-author Instrument scientist Chris Garvey authors confirmed the model of what was happening to the gel structure following annealing over the temperature range 10-30° C using SANS on QUOKKA. "SANS is the technique of choice for gelators because can determine how molecules behave in an ensemble while a parameter is changing," said Garvey. Scattering data indicated a change from uniform rod-like structures to a more complex system. "In this study, the SANS data was consistent with the structural model and scattering curve calculations," said Garvey. The authors report that in the MgCl hydrogel this represents a change from the initial configuration of long, flexible fibres to short, straight fibres upon heating, which become long, straight fibres when the system is cooled. The hydrogel formed with the electrolyte lithium chloride responded differently to annealing. "One of my co-authors is interested in tissue scaffolding as part of dementia research but there are a great many potential applications for low molecular weight gelators," said Garvey. "The study was undertaken because there are still aspects of their behaviour that need investigation, such as how gel structure evolve over time and how to ensure the stability of load bearing structures." Explore further: Better understanding of light harvesting may benefit agriculture More information: Emily C. Barker et al. Thermal annealing behaviour and gel to crystal transition of a low molecular weight hydrogelator, Soft Matter (2017). DOI: 10.1039/C6SM02431A


News Article | April 26, 2017
Site: marketersmedia.com

VANCOUVER, BC / ACCESSWIRE / April 26, 2017 / VANGOLD RESOURCES LTD. (TSXV: VAN) (OTC PINK: VNGRF) (the "Company" or "Vangold") is pleased to announce the appointments of Mr. Mark Ashley, Mr. Hernan Dorado Smith and Mr. Cameron Scott King to the Board of Directors of Vangold. Mr. Ashley is a successful resource executive with over 30-years' experience in asset selection and optimizing mining properties for production. Vangold will be relying on Mr. Ashley to bring his in-depth knowledge of the technical, commercial, and financial aspects to the development of the El Pinguico Mine. As CEO of LionOre Mining International, Mr. Ashley led the successful takeover by Norilsk Nickel in 2007 for $6 Billion CDN. He has held senior executive roles in several internationally listed entities including Normandy Mining, Cluff Resources, Kagara Zinc and Apex Minerals. Mr. Ashley was also a director of the Australian Gold Council, the World Gold Council and a Council Member for Curtin University (in West Australian). He has significant international corporate finance experience in the mining and resource sector and has worked in China, Turkey, UK and Australia. Mr. Ashley is a registered FCMA and Graduate of Emile Woolf University, London. Mr. Hernan Dorado Smith is a 5th generation mining engineer and possesses 15 years of underground and open pit mining experience. He has in-depth and local knowledge of the El Pinguico mine and the surrounding geological formation. Hernan has worked with several world class producers on major projects, such as, New Gold at Peak Mine, Australia and Rainy River, Canada; Panamerican Silver at Navidad, Argentina and La Preciosa, Mexico. His experience at the various stages of mining, pre-feasibility, feasibility, construction and operations bring considerable value to Vangold. Hernan graduated as a Mining Engineer from Universidad de Guanajuato in 2003, received an Executive MBA from Escuela Europea de Negocios, Salamanca in 2013, and is a member of the Mining of the Mineral and Metallurgical Society of America (MMSA). In addition, Vangold is also pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Cameron King as a Director and Vangold's new President and CEO. Mr. King brings over 25 years' experience in investment banking strategy, mergers and acquisitions and building corporate development relationships. Mr. King was a member of the Corporate Banking team with the Bank of Nova Scotia specializing in M&A and Senior VP Mid-Market Finance with Jendens Financial, London UK. Throughout Mr. King`s career, he has held director positions with Petro Novus AG, Endeavor Energy, Quest Oil and Holloman Energy Corporation. Mr. King founded the mining engineering firm Camline Mining Wear Technologies Ltd. in 1994, specializing in mineral processing, operations and efficiencies. Mr. King obtained his MBA in 1991 from Lake Superior State University, Michigan and holds a degree in Chemical Engineering and Bachelor of Commerce from McMaster University. Mr. Dal Brynelsen has stepped down as President and CEO, but will remain as a director and Chairman of the Board. Vangold is extremely grateful for his almost 30 years of dedication to Vangold, and we will continue to rely on Dal`s guidance, experience and success. He is a founding director of Griffin Mining Limited (LSE: GFM), which is one of the few western mining companies operating China. Mr. Keith Anderson has also resigned as director of the Company. Vangold would like to thank Mr. Keith Anderson for his continued support and wishes him the very best in his future endeavours. The company is pleased to announce that it has closed the final tranche of its $500,000 non-brokered private placement of $0.05 units (the "$0.05 Placement" - see news release dated December 13, 2016) and its $500,000 non-brokered private placement of $0.09 units (the "$0.09 Placement" - refer news release dated February 23, 2017). The final tranche of the $0.05 Placement consisted of 3,500,000 units at a price of $0.05 per unit for gross proceeds of $175,000 (for unit terms, see news release dated December 13, 2016). The securities issued in the final tranche have a hold period expiring August 25, 2017. The $0.09 Placement consisted of 5,555,556 units at a price of $0.09 per unit for gross proceeds of $500,000 (for unit terms, see news release dated February 23, 2017). Finder's fees were paid in the amount of $10,500 and 116,667 finder's warrants. All securities issued in the $0.09 Placement have a hold period expiring August 25, 2017. Vangold is a development stage silver company, focused on silver and gold production in Mexico and is aggressively pursuing its business plan of becoming a senior producer through the development of its existing mineral property assets and the pursuit through acquisition of additional mineral assets which contribute to Vangold achieving its aggressive corporate growth objectives. Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulations 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. This news release includes certain "Forward-Looking Statements" within the meaning of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and applicable Canadian securities laws. When used in this news release, the words "anticipate", "believe", "estimate", "expect", "target", "plan", "forecast", "may", "schedule" and similar words or expressions, identify forward-looking statements or information. These forward-looking statements or information relate to, among other things: the price of silver and other metals; the accuracy of mineral reserve and resource estimates and estimates of future production and costs of production at our properties; estimated production rates for silver and other payable metals produced by us, the estimated cost of development of our development projects; the effects of laws, regulations and government policies on our operations, including, without limitation, the laws in Mexico which currently have significant restrictions related to mining; obtaining or maintaining necessary permits, licences and approvals from government authorities; and continued access to necessary infrastructure, including, without limitation, access to power, land, water and roads to carry on activities as planned. These statements reflect the Company's current views with respect to future events and are necessarily based upon a number of assumptions and estimates that, while considered reasonable by the Company, are inherently subject to significant business, economic, competitive, political and social uncertainties and contingencies. Many factors, both known and unknown, could cause actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from the results, performance or achievements that are or may be expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements or information and the Company has made assumptions and estimates based on or related to many of these factors. Such factors include, without limitation: fluctuations in the spot and forward price of silver, gold, base metals or certain other commodities (such as natural gas, fuel oil and electricity); fluctuations in the currency markets (such as the Canadian dollar and Mexican peso versus the U.S. dollar); changes in national and local government, legislation, taxation, controls, regulations and political or economic developments in Canada, Mexico; operating or technical difficulties in connection with mining or development activities; risks and hazards associated with the business of mineral exploration, development and mining (including environmental hazards, industrial accidents, unusual or unexpected formations, pressures, cave-ins and flooding); risks relating to the credit worthiness or financial condition of suppliers, refiners and other parties with whom the Company does business; inability to obtain adequate insurance to cover risks and hazards; and the presence of laws and regulations that may impose restrictions on mining, including those currently enacted in Mexico; employee relations; relationships with and claims by local communities and indigenous populations; availability and increasing costs associated with mining inputs and labour; the speculative nature of mineral exploration and development, including the risks of obtaining necessary licenses, permits and approvals from government authorities; diminishing quantities or grades of mineral reserves as properties are mined; the Company's title to properties; and the factors identified under the caption "Risk Factors" in the Company's Annual Information Form, under the caption "Risks Relating to Vangold Resource's Business." Investors are cautioned against attributing undue certainty to forward-looking statements or information. Although the Company has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially, there may be other factors that cause results not to be anticipated, estimated or intended. The Company does not intend, and does not assume any obligation, to update these forward-looking statements or information to reflect changes in assumptions or changes in circumstances or any other events affecting such statements or information, other than as required by applicable law. VANCOUVER, BC / ACCESSWIRE / April 26, 2017 / VANGOLD RESOURCES LTD. (TSXV: VAN) (OTC PINK: VNGRF) (the "Company" or "Vangold") is pleased to announce the appointments of Mr. Mark Ashley, Mr. Hernan Dorado Smith and Mr. Cameron Scott King to the Board of Directors of Vangold. Mr. Ashley is a successful resource executive with over 30-years' experience in asset selection and optimizing mining properties for production. Vangold will be relying on Mr. Ashley to bring his in-depth knowledge of the technical, commercial, and financial aspects to the development of the El Pinguico Mine. As CEO of LionOre Mining International, Mr. Ashley led the successful takeover by Norilsk Nickel in 2007 for $6 Billion CDN. He has held senior executive roles in several internationally listed entities including Normandy Mining, Cluff Resources, Kagara Zinc and Apex Minerals. Mr. Ashley was also a director of the Australian Gold Council, the World Gold Council and a Council Member for Curtin University (in West Australian). He has significant international corporate finance experience in the mining and resource sector and has worked in China, Turkey, UK and Australia. Mr. Ashley is a registered FCMA and Graduate of Emile Woolf University, London. Mr. Hernan Dorado Smith is a 5th generation mining engineer and possesses 15 years of underground and open pit mining experience. He has in-depth and local knowledge of the El Pinguico mine and the surrounding geological formation. Hernan has worked with several world class producers on major projects, such as, New Gold at Peak Mine, Australia and Rainy River, Canada; Panamerican Silver at Navidad, Argentina and La Preciosa, Mexico. His experience at the various stages of mining, pre-feasibility, feasibility, construction and operations bring considerable value to Vangold. Hernan graduated as a Mining Engineer from Universidad de Guanajuato in 2003, received an Executive MBA from Escuela Europea de Negocios, Salamanca in 2013, and is a member of the Mining of the Mineral and Metallurgical Society of America (MMSA). In addition, Vangold is also pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Cameron King as a Director and Vangold's new President and CEO. Mr. King brings over 25 years' experience in investment banking strategy, mergers and acquisitions and building corporate development relationships. Mr. King was a member of the Corporate Banking team with the Bank of Nova Scotia specializing in M&A and Senior VP Mid-Market Finance with Jendens Financial, London UK. Throughout Mr. King`s career, he has held director positions with Petro Novus AG, Endeavor Energy, Quest Oil and Holloman Energy Corporation. Mr. King founded the mining engineering firm Camline Mining Wear Technologies Ltd. in 1994, specializing in mineral processing, operations and efficiencies. Mr. King obtained his MBA in 1991 from Lake Superior State University, Michigan and holds a degree in Chemical Engineering and Bachelor of Commerce from McMaster University. Mr. Dal Brynelsen has stepped down as President and CEO, but will remain as a director and Chairman of the Board. Vangold is extremely grateful for his almost 30 years of dedication to Vangold, and we will continue to rely on Dal`s guidance, experience and success. He is a founding director of Griffin Mining Limited (LSE: GFM), which is one of the few western mining companies operating China. Mr. Keith Anderson has also resigned as director of the Company. Vangold would like to thank Mr. Keith Anderson for his continued support and wishes him the very best in his future endeavours. The company is pleased to announce that it has closed the final tranche of its $500,000 non-brokered private placement of $0.05 units (the "$0.05 Placement" - see news release dated December 13, 2016) and its $500,000 non-brokered private placement of $0.09 units (the "$0.09 Placement" - refer news release dated February 23, 2017). The final tranche of the $0.05 Placement consisted of 3,500,000 units at a price of $0.05 per unit for gross proceeds of $175,000 (for unit terms, see news release dated December 13, 2016). The securities issued in the final tranche have a hold period expiring August 25, 2017. The $0.09 Placement consisted of 5,555,556 units at a price of $0.09 per unit for gross proceeds of $500,000 (for unit terms, see news release dated February 23, 2017). Finder's fees were paid in the amount of $10,500 and 116,667 finder's warrants. All securities issued in the $0.09 Placement have a hold period expiring August 25, 2017. Vangold is a development stage silver company, focused on silver and gold production in Mexico and is aggressively pursuing its business plan of becoming a senior producer through the development of its existing mineral property assets and the pursuit through acquisition of additional mineral assets which contribute to Vangold achieving its aggressive corporate growth objectives. Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulations 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. This news release includes certain "Forward-Looking Statements" within the meaning of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and applicable Canadian securities laws. When used in this news release, the words "anticipate", "believe", "estimate", "expect", "target", "plan", "forecast", "may", "schedule" and similar words or expressions, identify forward-looking statements or information. These forward-looking statements or information relate to, among other things: the price of silver and other metals; the accuracy of mineral reserve and resource estimates and estimates of future production and costs of production at our properties; estimated production rates for silver and other payable metals produced by us, the estimated cost of development of our development projects; the effects of laws, regulations and government policies on our operations, including, without limitation, the laws in Mexico which currently have significant restrictions related to mining; obtaining or maintaining necessary permits, licences and approvals from government authorities; and continued access to necessary infrastructure, including, without limitation, access to power, land, water and roads to carry on activities as planned. These statements reflect the Company's current views with respect to future events and are necessarily based upon a number of assumptions and estimates that, while considered reasonable by the Company, are inherently subject to significant business, economic, competitive, political and social uncertainties and contingencies. Many factors, both known and unknown, could cause actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from the results, performance or achievements that are or may be expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements or information and the Company has made assumptions and estimates based on or related to many of these factors. Such factors include, without limitation: fluctuations in the spot and forward price of silver, gold, base metals or certain other commodities (such as natural gas, fuel oil and electricity); fluctuations in the currency markets (such as the Canadian dollar and Mexican peso versus the U.S. dollar); changes in national and local government, legislation, taxation, controls, regulations and political or economic developments in Canada, Mexico; operating or technical difficulties in connection with mining or development activities; risks and hazards associated with the business of mineral exploration, development and mining (including environmental hazards, industrial accidents, unusual or unexpected formations, pressures, cave-ins and flooding); risks relating to the credit worthiness or financial condition of suppliers, refiners and other parties with whom the Company does business; inability to obtain adequate insurance to cover risks and hazards; and the presence of laws and regulations that may impose restrictions on mining, including those currently enacted in Mexico; employee relations; relationships with and claims by local communities and indigenous populations; availability and increasing costs associated with mining inputs and labour; the speculative nature of mineral exploration and development, including the risks of obtaining necessary licenses, permits and approvals from government authorities; diminishing quantities or grades of mineral reserves as properties are mined; the Company's title to properties; and the factors identified under the caption "Risk Factors" in the Company's Annual Information Form, under the caption "Risks Relating to Vangold Resource's Business." Investors are cautioned against attributing undue certainty to forward-looking statements or information. Although the Company has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially, there may be other factors that cause results not to be anticipated, estimated or intended. The Company does not intend, and does not assume any obligation, to update these forward-looking statements or information to reflect changes in assumptions or changes in circumstances or any other events affecting such statements or information, other than as required by applicable law.


News Article | April 17, 2017
Site: www.materialstoday.com

An international consortium are using the world’s most popular soft drink to produce a host of carbon-based storage materials With 1.9 billion servings sold per day worldwide, Coca Cola® is the most popular soft drink on the planet. But a consortium, led by scientists at Curtin University in Australia, haven’t been using their stockpile to quench their thirst. They see this fizzy drink a potential source of high-quality carbon materials that could help us battle climate change and the energy crisis. Writing in a recent issue of Carbon [DOI: 10.1016/ j.carbon.2017.02.030], they report on the synthesis of heteroatoms-doped, high surface area, microporous activated carbon (AC) materials from waste Coca Cola®. ACs have been in widespread industrial use since World War II, and today, can be found in everything from air filtering and water treatment, to the processing of metals. As part of a wider question on energy and the environment, ACs extracted from waste biomass have also been proposed for use in CO capture, and as supercapacitor electrodes. The Curtin team chose Coca Cola® as their waste product because, with 11 g of sugar in every 100 ml, it is a rich source of carbon. Thanks to the addition of flavours and colours, it also contains plenty of nitrogen, sulphur and phosphorous; and unlike other biomass, its composition doesn’t vary. The researchers processed their expired Coca Cola® in two stages: (1) it was hydrothermally carbonised to produce porous, non-active carbon spheres – referred to as NACS, and (2) the spheres were either collected, or went on to be activated (via calcination) by either potassium hydroxide (KOH) or zinc chloride (ZnCl ), at various mass ratios. One sample (AC activated with KOH/HC 4:1) showed a CO adsorption capacity of 5.22 mmol g-1 at ambient conditions, which compares favourably to conventional carbon capture processes (~ 3 mmol g-1). The same sample also displayed an impressive adsorption capacity at the pressures displayed by flue gases in coal-fired power plants. Further results suggest that the AC could be reused multiple times, without impacting its capacity. The electrical storage properties of another sample (AC activated with ZnCl /HC 3:1) were very impressive – its capacitance of 352.7 F g-1 was attributed to its high surface area. The same material was shown to be a robust capacitor too – after 2000 cycles, it retained 91% of this initial capacitance. So, this paper suggests that while Coca Cola® might be bad for your teeth, it might be really, really good for anyone interested in storing CO or electrical energy! Y. Boyjoo, Y. Cheng, H. Zhong, H. Tian, J. Pan, V.K. Pareek, S. P. Jiang, J.F. Lamonier, M. Jaroniec, J. Liu, “From waste Coca Cola® to activated carbons with impressive capabilities for CO2 adsorption and supercapacitors.” Carbon 116 (2017) 490-499. DOI: 10.1016/j.carbon.2017.02.030


News Article | April 18, 2017
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The 2017 Hero Award semifinalists include: Best Business Act: Riot Games, The Ocean Clean Up Project Best NGO Act: Bead for Life, Foundation for International Democracy Best University Act: University of Oregon, Curtin University Best Up and Coming Peace Maker: Wheels of Hope Rising, YWISE Best Community Act: Veterans Community Project, Ruta Pacifica Best Youth Act: Plant for the Planet, Aerobotics 7 The One Billion Acts of Peace campaign and its Co-Founders, Dawn Engle and Ivan Suvanjieff, are nominees for the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize. Google is the Lead Donor and Tech Developer for this campaign. Visit https://billionacts.org/hero-awards-voting to watch videos for each of the Hero Award semifinalists, and to learn more about all twelve Hero Award Semifinalists. The Billion Acts Campaign is led by 14 Nobel Peace Laureates, including The Dalai Lama, Desmond Tutu, Rigoberta Menchu and others Nobel Peace Prize winners who have worked with the PeaceJam organization for 21 years to mentor over 1.2 million youth worldwide. The Billion Acts Campaign invites peacemakers and community builders of all ages, backgrounds, causes and countries to address the problems in their own community, and to come together to try creative solutions big and small. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/peacejam-announces-the-billion-acts-heroes-who-are-changing-the-world-300440555.html


News Article | May 23, 2017
Site: www.prnewswire.com

Best Non Profit Act: Bead for Life Best University Act: Curtin University Best Community Act: Ruta Pacifica Best Entrepreneurial Act: Riot Games Best Youth Act: CO-WINNERS: Plant for the Planet, Aerobotics 7 Best Up and Coming Peace Maker: Wheels of Hope Rising The One Billion Acts of Peace has been nominated for the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize by Nobel Peace Laureate Shirin Ebadi. This campaign invites every day citizens, schools, businesses, peacemakers and community builders of all ages, backgrounds, causes and countries to identify problems in their own community, and work to create solutions big and small. The Billion Acts campaign is led by 14 Nobel Peace Prize Winners including The Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu, in partnership with Lead Donor and Tech Developer Google. The campaign has logged over 25 million Acts of Peace since May 2014 in more than 110 countries --  motivating every day people around the world to actively work to create a more sustainable and peaceful world. Visit https://billionacts.org/hero-awards-winners to learn more about all seven Hero Award winners, and support their work. For further information please contact: Brandi Brown Brandi@peacejam.org   303-455-2099 To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/peacejam-announces-the-2017-billion-acts-hero-award-winners-300461971.html


News Article | May 26, 2017
Site: news.yahoo.com

A quartet of adorable baby squirrels recently got into quite a sticky predicament. The four squirrels were found in Bangor, Maine, with their tails stuck together in a matted collection of plastic, twigs and straw. Andrew Day saw the ensemble of squirrels hobbling across the grass with their tails fused "like a giant dreadlock, Day told The Bangor Daily News. After capturing a video of the odd scene, Day took the squirrels to a veterinarian, who liberated them. But how, exactly, did these little squirrels get so tangled? [Photos: World's Cutest Baby Wild Animals] One possibility is that they were tied together by a malicious person, though that scenario seems unlikely in this case, said Lucia Jacobs, a professor of psychology and neuroscience at the University of California, Berkeley, and the head of the Cal Squirrels project, which is aimed at studying the behavior of squirrels on campus. "Some mean humans could have done it; but I don't think so, because you wouldn't be able to catch all [of the] squirrels together," Jacobs said. The squirrels look to be about 10 to 11 weeks old, which makes such a malicious act more unlikely, Jacobs said. "Their tails are really slippery when they're that young," Jacobs told Live Science. "If you did tie them together, they'd untie themselves because they're so slick." Instead, the likeliest explanation is that the babies got their tails entangled in something sticky while in their nest, Jacobs said. Though it sounds bizarre, such a phenomenon is not unheard of. To stay cozy while they sleep, baby squirrels sit all bunched up, with their tails wrapped around one another. So one possibility is that they were entangled by some kind of human food, like a sticky candy, Jacobs said. But whatever the sticky material was, it probably wasn't edible, because they would have eaten it, she added. More likely, tree sap kept these squirrels together, said Bill Bateman, a wildlife biologist at Curtin University in Perth, Australia. There have been a few reported examples of this phenomenon in the past, he said. "One of the things that might happen is that when they use holes or they use dreys [squirrel nests] in pine trees, there's a lot of sticky sap. And they sit curled up with their tails together, and their tails then got stuck together," Bateman told Live Science. Squirrels that find themselves in this knotty predicament may be facing their own version of an urban housing crisis, Bateman said. In cities, the plethora of human food options fuels an explosion in the squirrel population, but there's not a lot of real estate for building nests — tall trees with cozy holes or branching limbs for making their twig-based dreys, Bateman said. So just as humans in the big city do, city slicker squirrels get roommates — and lots of them. "There are lots of extended families using the same holes or dreys in trees," Bateman said. As a result, they may be a bit overcrowded in these holes, making it likelier for them to get entangled. In the case of this baby squirrel quartet, they likely got entangled and were just coming out of their nest for the first time, Bateman said. They probably managed to make it a fair way down the tree before they started falling. "The way they were all sort of moving along together, it wouldn't have surprised me if they'd been able to get quite a long way without falling," Bateman said. Such squirrel entanglements may be more common than people realize. But it's likely that most of the squirrels that get stuck in sticky sap either die in the nest, or after falling out of it or being eaten. "I imagine they'd make a nice supersize meal for any hawk that goes by," Bateman said. In this instance, the squirrels likely would have faced such a fate if Day had not intervened, Jacobs said. "It's very lucky he found them," Jacobs told Live Science. "There was an interested cat nearby." A slightly different phenomenon also occurs in rats, known ominously as a "rat king." In a rat king, dozens of rats may get their tails tied together in knots. There is some debate about whether these more elaborate rat kings are the result of human malice or a natural phenomenon, Bateman said. [Rats and Lizards and Monkeys, Oh My! 9 Islands Ruled by Animals]


News Article | May 25, 2017
Site: www.sciencedaily.com

A CSIRO telescope in Western Australia has found its first 'fast radio burst' from space after less than four days of searching. The discovery came so quickly that the telescope, the Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder (ASKAP) near Geraldton in Western Australia, looks set to become a world champion in this fiercely competitive area of astronomy. The new fast radio burst finding was published in the Astrophysical Journal Letters. 'Fast radio bursts' or FRBs are short, sharp spikes of radio waves lasting a few milliseconds. They appear to come from powerful events billions of light-years away but their cause is still a mystery. The first was discovered in 2007 and only two dozen have been found since. The discovery of the new burst, FRB170107, was made by CSIRO's Dr Keith Bannister and his colleagues from CSIRO, Curtin University and the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR) while using just eight of the telescope's 36 dishes. The discovery is the culmination of a decade of science and engineering development by CSIRO and Curtin University. "We can expect to find one every two days when we use 12 dishes, our standard number at present," Dr Bannister said. To make the most recent detection, the researchers used an unusual strategy. "We turned the telescope into the Sauron of space -- the all-seeing eye," Dr Bannister said, referring to the dark overlord in Tolkien's "Lord of the Rings." Usually ASKAP's dishes all point at the one part of sky. But they can be made to point in slightly different directions, like the segments of a fly's eye. This multiplies the amount of sky the telescope can see. Eight ASKAP dishes can see 240 square degrees at once -- about a thousand times the area of the full Moon. The new burst was found as part of a research project called CRAFT (Commensal Real-time ASKAP Fast Transients survey), which is led jointly by Dr Bannister and Dr Jean-Pierre Macquart from the Curtin University node of ICRAR. Dr Macquart said the new burst was extremely bright and that finding it was "as easy as shooting fish in a barrel." FRB170107 came from the edge of the constellation Leo. It appears to have travelled through space for six billion years before slamming into the WA telescope at the speed of light. The burst's brightness and its apparent distance mean that the energy involved is enormous, making it extremely challenging to explain. "We've made a hard problem even harder," said Dr Ryan Shannon (CSIRO, Curtin University and ICRAR), who analysed the burst's strength and position. CSIRO Chief Executive Dr Larry Marshall said the FRB detection was a sign of the full potential of ASKAP. "Radio astronomy has a long history of innovation in high-speed communications, and this unique capability is embedded into ASKAP -- from the receiver to the signal processing -- making it a uniquely powerful instrument for astronomy," Dr Marshall said. In addition to the discovery of the new burst, Dr Bannister has a big reward -- a happy family. He'd been telling his three kids for months about his plans. "Every day as I left for work they'd ask, 'Are you going to find a radio burst today, Daddy?'" he said. And when it finally happened, "they were too excited for words." "They just looked at me, smiled, and gave me a great big hug!"

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