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News Article | February 15, 2017
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VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Feb. 13, 2017) - Monument Mining Limited (TSX VENTURE:MMY)(FRANKFURT:D7Q1) ("Monument" or the "Company") announces it has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (the "MOU") with Klaus Eckhof and Mines D'OR SARL, a company incorporated in Democratic Republic of Congo ("DRC"), (together the "Vendor") to acquire a 60% interest in Bisie North Tin and Gold Prospect ("Bisie North") and an Exclusive Option to acquire a further 30% interest in Bisie North at its sole discretion. This is an additional move in exploring opportunities for potential large precious metal and other base metal projects in the DRC and elsewhere over recent years. The tenement of Bisie North is registered under Mines D'OR and controlled by Klaus Eckhof. Bisie North is located in the Walikale District of North Kivu in the Democratic Republic of Congo ("DRC"), adjacent to the North of the Bisie Tin Project. In 2012 and 2013, Klaus Eckhof vended the Bisie Tin Project as a new promising tin discovery into a TSX-V listed company - Alphamin Resources Corp., which has now become one of the highest grade Tin projects in the world close to construction stage. The mineralization structure and trend of the Bisie Tin Project opens to the northern boundary at Bisie North and it is highly likely could continue onto Bisie North. As the region is underexplored and these type of deposits occur in clusters, Bisie North is highly prospective. A NI 43-101 report for Bisie North is presently in preparation. Within the region where Bisie North is situated, historic gold mining activities were carried by former Belgium Congo operators and artisanal miners prior to establishment of DRC. Under the MOU, the Company will pay US$100,000 in cash and issue 10,000,000 Monument shares to the Vendor for the 60% interest in Bisie North and an Exclusive Option for another 30% interest in Bisie. Should Monument choose to exercise the Option in acquiring a further 30% ownership within the next 6-month period, an additional 20,000,000 shares will be issued to the Vendor. Closing of the transaction is subject to certain conditions including completion of due diligence and a definitive agreement, and obtaining the Board and TSX-V approvals. Monument Mining Limited (TSX VENTURE:MMY)(FRANKFURT:D7Q1) is an established Canadian gold producer that owns and operates the Selinsing Gold Mine in Malaysia. Its experienced management team is committed to growth and is advancing several exploration and development projects including the Mengapur Polymetallic Project, in Pahang State of Malaysia, and the Murchison Gold Projects comprising Burnakura, Gabanintha and Tuckanarra in the Murchison area of Western Australia. The Company employs approximately 240 people in both regions and is committed to the highest standards of environmental management, social responsibility, and health and safety for its employees and neighboring communities. The Company has also been looking in other countries seeking potential opportunities for larger resources, including the Democratic Republic of the Congo ("DRC"). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION visit the company web site at www.monumentmining.com. "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." This news release includes statements containing forward-looking information about Monument, its business and future plans ("forward-looking statements"). Forward-looking statements are statements that involve expectations, plans, objectives or future events that are not historical facts and include the Company's plans with respect to its mineral projects and the timing and results of proposed programs and events referred to in this news release. Generally, forward-looking information can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as "plans", "expects" or "does not expect", "is expected", "budget", "scheduled", "estimates", "forecasts", "intends", "anticipates" or "does not anticipate", or "believes", or variations of such words and phrases or state that certain actions, events or results "may", "could", "would", "might" or "will be taken", "occur" or "be achieved". The forward-looking statements in this news release are subject to various risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results or achievements to differ materially from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. These risks and certain other factors include, without limitation: risks related to general business, economic, competitive, geopolitical and social uncertainties; uncertainties regarding the results of current exploration activities; uncertainties in the progress and timing of development activities; foreign operations risks; other risks inherent in the mining industry and other risks described in the management discussion and analysis of the Company and the technical reports on the Company's projects, all of which are available under the profile of the Company on SEDAR at www.sedar.com. Material factors and assumptions used to develop forward-looking statements in this news release include: expectations regarding the estimated cash cost per ounce of gold production and the estimated cash flows which may be generated from the operations, general economic factors and other factors that may be beyond the control of Monument; assumptions and expectations regarding the results of exploration on the Company's projects; assumptions regarding the future price of gold of other minerals; the timing and amount of estimated future production; the expected timing and results of development and exploration activities; costs of future activities; capital and operating expenditures; success of exploration activities; mining or processing issues; exchange rates; and all of the factors and assumptions described in the management discussion and analysis of the Company and the technical reports on the Company's projects, all of which are available under the profile of the Company on SEDAR at www.sedar.com. Although the Company has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in forward-looking statements, there may be other factors that cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. The Company does not undertake to update any forward-looking statements, except in accordance with applicable securities laws.


News Article | March 2, 2017
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VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - March 2, 2017) - Orca Gold Inc. (TSX VENTURE:ORG) ("Orca" or the "Company") is pleased to provide an update on the ongoing Pre-Feasibility Study (the "PFS") on its Block 14 Gold Project ("Block 14" or the "Project") in the Republic of the Sudan. The PFS is progressing well with most of the component parts completed. However, due to the delay in receipt of laboratory test results, the PFS is now expected to be finished and reported by June, 2017. As part of the PFS, a series of four production scale boreholes have been drilled across the HA8 aquifer, 55km north of the proposed process plant location. Pump testing of these boreholes, as supervised by the Company's consultants, GCS Water and Environmental Consultants, has confirmed that the aquifer is able to accommodate the 1.8 Mtpa throughput scenario used in the PEA, dated July 26, 2016. Part of the PFS involves the investigation of employing alternative tailings disposal methods to maximize water recovery towards achieving a process plant throughput of up to 2.4 Mtpa. At the same time, the Company is mobilizing a second geophysical survey towards expanding the footprint of the current water resource with the aim of identifying additional water for the Project and the region as a whole. PFS work to date suggests that a throughput level of 2.4 Mtpa optimizes project economics. A filtered tailings option and/or the discovery of more water gives optionality in achieving that throughput level. Based on results from a 1,420m diamond core drilling programme designed by SRK Consulting (UK) Ltd., and subsequent analysis of geotechnical logging and laboratory test work, the pit slope design criteria has been revised from that employed in the PEA. The geotechnical work now supports an increase in the overall slope angle of the pits by at least 8° (from 43° to 51°), with a concomitant reduction in waste stripping. As detailed in the February 2, 2017 news release, MPR Geological Consultants have completed an updated Mineral Resource Estimate for the Project following the completion of 7,062m of infill drilling conducted as part of the PFS. The updated Mineral Resource Estimate, using a cut-off grade of 1.0 g/t, comprises an Indicated Resource of 30.6 Mt grading 1.82g/t for 1.792 Moz of gold and an Inferred Resource of 9.7 Mt grading 1.7g/t for an additional 0.536 Moz. In comparison to the previous estimate (July 2016), Indicated Resources have increased by 10% or 159 koz and Inferred Resources have decreased by 15% or 98 koz. The drilling was directed within the PEA design shells and has reduced the Inferred Resources within those shells to less than 3% of total material. Accordingly, the infill programme has successfully confirmed and expanded the PEA resource estimate. Metallurgical test work is running behind schedule due to internal, analytical issues at the metallurgical laboratory. The consultant, SGS, has assured the Company that all test work is now scheduled for completion by the end of March 2017. Commenting on these updates at Block 14, Rick Clark, CEO and Director of Orca, said, "The confirmation of the project water supply at HA8 is a critical tick on the path to production for Block 14. Further, we expect the project to be materially enhanced by the ability to increase the production throughput rate. The geotechnical results will also improve the economics of the project by reducing the strip ratio. The delay in the completion of the PFS is unfortunate but it is important that we have complete confidence in the metallurgical data forming the basis of the PFS." Orca Gold Inc. is a Canadian public company engaged in the acquisition and exploration of mineral properties in North and West Africa. Orca's principal asset is the Block 14 gold project, located in northern Sudan (near the border with Egypt). A PEA was completed on the Block 14 project in 2016 and an updated resource estimate was announced in February 2017. Orca Gold recently announced a deal with Kinross whereby Orca will acquire all of Kinross' property rights and interests in the West African country of Côte d'Ivoire. Upon closing of this transaction Kinross will own an 8.6 % interest in Orca. Orca intends to immediately commence exploration on this very prospective property package. The Company is listed on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol "ORG". The technical contents of this release have been approved by Hugh Stuart, BSc, MSc, a Qualified Person pursuant to National Instrument 43-101. Mr. Stuart is the President of the Company and a Chartered Geologist and Fellow of the Geological Society of London. The Mineral Resource estimate was carried out by Nic Johnson of MPR Geological Consultants of Perth, Western Australia who is considered to be independent of Orca Gold Inc. Mr. Johnson is a member in good standing of the Australian Institute of Geoscientists and has sufficient experience which is relevant to the commodity, style of mineralization under consideration and activity which he is undertaking to qualify as a Qualified Person under National Instrument 43‐101. Mr. Johnson consents to the inclusion in this press release of the information, in the form and context in which it appears. Samples used for the results described herein are prepared and analyzed by fire assay using a 50 gram charge at the ALS Chemex facility at Rosia Montana in Romania in compliance with industry standards. Field duplicate samples are taken and blanks and standards are added to every batch submitted. This press release contains forward-looking information and forward-looking statements within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities laws, including statements regarding Orca's (the "Company", the "Corporation", "we" or "our") plans and expectations relating to the Block 14 project ("Block 14") in northern Sudan and the Pre-Feasibility Study ("PFS") currently being conducted by the Corporation. These statements relate to analyses and other information that are based on forecasts of future results, estimates of amounts not yet determinable and assumptions of management. Statements concerning mineral resource estimates may also be deemed to constitute "forward-looking statements" to the extent that they involve estimates of the mineralization that will be encountered if the property is developed. The assumptions, risk and uncertainties outlined below are non-exhaustive. Should one or more of these risks and uncertainties materialize, or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results, performance or achievements of the Corporation, or industry results, may vary materially from those described in this presentation. Any statements that express or involve discussions with respect to predictions, expectations, beliefs, plans, projections, objectives, assumptions or future events or performance (often, but not always, identified by words or phrases such as "expects", "anticipates", "believes", "plans", "projects", "estimates", "assumes", "intends", "strategy", "goals", "objectives", "potential", "possible" or variations thereof or stating that certain actions, events, conditions or results "may", "could", "would", "should", "might" or "will" be taken, occur or be achieved, or the negative of any of these terms and similar expressions) are not statements of historical fact and may be forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements and forward-looking information are not guarantees of future performance and are based upon a number of estimates and assumptions of management at the date the statements are made including without limitation, assumptions about the following (the "Forward-Looking Factors"): future prices of gold and other metals; successful exploration, development, and production of Block 14; the timing and completion of the PFS; performance of contractual obligations by counterparties; operating conditions; political stability; obtaining governmental approvals and financing on time; financial projections and budgets; obtaining licenses and permits; government regulation of the Corporation's mining activities; environmental risks and expenses; market conditions; the securities market; price volatility of the Corporation's securities; currency exchange rates; foreign mining tax regimes; insurance and uninsured risks; financial projections and results; competition; availability of sufficient capital, infrastructure, equipment and labour; dependence on key personnel; dependence on outside parties; conflicts of interest; litigation; land title issues; local community issues; estimation of mineral resources; realization of mineral resources; timing and amount of estimated future production; the life of Block 14; reclamation obligations; changes in project parameters as plans continue to be evaluated; and anticipated costs and expenditures and our ability to achieve the Corporation's goals. While we consider these assumptions to be reasonable, the assumptions are inherently subject to significant business, social, economic, political, regulatory, competitive and other risks and uncertainties, contingencies, many of which are based on factors and events that are not within the control of the Corporation and there is no assurance they will prove to be correct. Forward-looking statements are subject to a variety of known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual events or results to differ from those reflected in the forward-looking statements, including, without limitation known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors relating to the Forward-Looking Factors above, and those factors disclosed under the heading "Risk Factors" in the Corporation's documents filed from time to time with the securities regulators in the provinces of Canada. In addition, a number of other factors could cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Corporation to differ materially from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking information, and there is no assurance that the actual results, performance or achievements of the Corporation will be consistent with them. For further details, reference is made to the risk factors discussed or referred to in the Corporation's annual and interim management's discussion and analyses on file with the Canadian securities regulatory authorities and available electronically on the SEDAR website at www.sedar.com. Although the Corporation has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual actions, events, results, performance or achievements to differ materially from those described in forward-looking statements and forward-looking information, there may be other factors that cause actions, events, results, performance or achievements not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. There can be no assurance that forward-looking statements or information will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Such forward-looking statements and information are made or given as at the date of this presentation and the Corporation disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required under applicable securities law. The reader is cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements or forward-looking information. Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.


DBS IT Australia is a software development company located in Perth, Western Australia. --, Western Australia. The firm is at the cutting edge of software development technology, and a spokesperson for the company recently revealed that we can expect artificial intelligence to have a huge impact on software development, as developers become more like data scientists.Visit us at https://www.dbsit.com.au/According to the company's spokesperson, data will soon be training software and making it more intelligent. Coders can expect to be changing their skill sets, and AI skills and data science will become increasingly needed around the world."We can expect deep learning and AI to change the way that software is written," said the spokesperson for. "Data will give software the ability to interact, and developers will soon be building apps that are capable of thinking like humans, and AI will be able to deal with complex ideas, adapt to the unknown, and will eventually be thinking for itself, expanding its capabilities beyond its original programming."This means that software development will be less black and white, and won't simply be about inputs and expected outputs. Developers will instead need to learn to expect the unexpected, with job roles and responsibilities shifting, and workflows and productivity improving (along with the quality of software).Contact us at https://www.dbsit.com.au/ software-development.html Businesses will also be adapting to a world where developers are not just creating apps for specific outcomes, but are building software that is able to handle a range of outcomes and next steps. Instead of programming step by step, developers will be letting systems do what they need to do, and will be building 'cognitive applications' which are able to read, see, speak, and more."Since this machine learning requires huge amounts of training and data, we can expect developers to be partnering closely with data analysts," says thespokesperson. "The biggest value of AI is the ability to 'outthink' humans, seeing what we're unable to see, and perceiving new connections between data points that humans have not previously considered."By 2029, experts believe that we will have developed robots that are smarter than all of us. And the European Parliament has already drafted regulations governing the use and creation of robots and artificial intelligence, which paves the way for "electronic personhood"- meaning robots may one day have the same rights and responsibilities that we have. For this reason, it's not unreasonable to imagine that software developers will soon be working on business applications that will be smarter and work harder than the humans it has been developed for.may one day be programming rules and "ethics" into robots, to allow them to interact with humans. For now, though, software development firms must ensure that they're up to speed with this technology, and that their developers are able to adjust their training and skill sets to meet these challenges, so that businesses can remain competitive and benefit from the use of AI.


News Article | February 15, 2017
Site: www.eurekalert.org

Climate-driven disturbances are having profound impacts on coastal ecosystems, with many crucial habitat-forming species in sharp decline. However, among these degraded biomes, examples of resilience are emerging. Writing in BioScience, Jennifer O'Leary, a California Sea Grant Marine Biologist based at Polytechnic State University, and her colleagues describe these recoveries and highlight the possible implications for ecosystem-sparing management. To gain insight into disturbed coastal habitats, the authors surveyed 97 marine experts about their observations of climate-induced perturbations, including extreme storms, temperature changes, and ocean acidification. Eighty percent of those who had witnessed climate extremes also identified evidence of habitat resistance or rapid recovery. According to O'Leary and her colleagues, the survey results indicated that "bright spots of ecosystem resilience are surprisingly common across six major coastal marine ecosystems." In some cases, resilience was marked by striking recoveries. In one bleaching event in Western Australia, up to 90% of live coral was lost as a result of severe bleaching. Despite reaching a low of 9% unbleached area, the healthy reef surface recovered to 44% within 12 years. According to the survey of experts, the factors enabling resiliency were varied, but areas of remnant tridimensional habitat and high connectivity were the most frequently cited contributors. Sound management practices were also considered important, particularly the control of additional human stressors. The authors hope that by elucidating the causes of resilience, they can "uncover local conditions and processes that may allow ecosystems to maintain their structure and function and continue providing ecosystem services to humans." They argue that if marine protected areas "are spaced appropriately given the reproductive output and dispersal potential of species," it may be possible to mitigate the damage caused by climate disturbance events. Nevertheless, O'Leary and her colleagues caution that local bright spots do "not contradict the overwhelming evidence that climatic impacts present a major stressor to coastal ecosystems," although they do provide "optimism that we can indeed identify and manage for conditions that facilitate resilience to climatic stress." BioScience, published monthly by Oxford Journals, is the journal of the American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS). BioScience is a forum for integrating the life sciences that publishes commentary and peer-reviewed articles. The journal has been published since 1964. AIBS is an organization for professional scientific societies and organizations, and individuals, involved with biology. AIBS provides decision-makers with high-quality, vetted information for the advancement of biology and society. Follow BioScience on Twitter @BioScienceAIBS. Oxford Journals is a division of Oxford University Press. Oxford Journals publishes well over 300 academic and research journals covering a broad range of subject areas, two-thirds of which are published in collaboration with learned societies and other international organizations. The division been publishing journals for more than a century, and as part of the world's oldest and largest university press, has more than 500 years of publishing expertise behind it. Follow Oxford Journals on Twitter @OxfordJournals


News Article | March 1, 2017
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VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwired - March 01, 2017) - Maverix Metals Inc. (the "Company" or "Maverix") (TSX VENTURE: MMX) is pleased to provide guidance for 2017, the Company's first full year of operations. Since inception in mid-2016, Maverix has grown substantially by completing acquisitions and through mine expansions at properties on which Maverix has an interest. Maverix has completed two notable acquisitions with Gold Fields Limited and Resource Income Fund, L.P. to bolster its precious metals royalty portfolio. The following guidance is based on information obtained by Maverix through publicly available information for properties on which the Company holds royalties or streaming interests. All amounts are in Canadian dollars unless otherwise indicated. As of the date hereof, the Company is providing the following forecasts for 2017[1]: Dan O'Flaherty, CEO, stated, "I am very pleased with the achievements of the Maverix team during our first 8 months together. Following the Company's launch through the acquisition of Pan American Silver's royalty portfolio, we have completed two significant acquisitions to build and diversify our portfolio and increase our leverage to precious metals. Having demonstrated our ability to grow, the Maverix team is focused on further opportunities for 2017 and beyond." The Company is expecting to achieve considerable growth over the coming year as a number of the Company's royalties are on assets that are undergoing expansions, or are in construction phases. RNC Minerals has reported that throughput continues to increase at its Beta Hunt mine and the operation is expected to deliver full year 2017 gold production of 65,000 to 70,000 ounces. [2] The expansion of Pan American Silver's La Colorada mine from 1,250 tpd to 1,800 tpd remains on schedule. Pan American Silver expects the expansion to be completed during 2017 and has provided production guidance of 3,300 to 3,500 ounces of gold at La Colorada in 2017. [3] The Mt. Carlton mine continues to deliver strong results. Evolution Mining has provided production guidance of 90,000 to 100,000 ounces of gold for fiscal 2017. [4] Ramelius Resources reported production of 16,524 ounces of gold at its Vivien Mine for the December 2016 quarter, an increase of 108% over the previous quarter. Ramelius Resources also announced an updated mineral resource estimate at Vivien in January 2017. The new mineral resource is 854,000 tonnes at 7.2 g/t for 198,000 ounces of gold, an increase of 45,000 ounces (24%) over previous, after including production-to-date. [5] Rye Patch Gold has announced that the projected ramp-up to 600,000 tons per month production (545,000 tonnes per month) at its Florida Canyon mine is on track for April 2017. The March 2016 Preliminary Economic Assessment for Florida Canyon contemplates average production of approximately 75,000 ounces of gold per year for 8 years.[6] Fortuna Silver Mines announced the completion of the expansion of its San Jose mine from 2,000 to 3,000 tpd in July 2016, and 2017 will be the first full year at the expanded throughput.[7] Atlantic Gold announced that construction at the Moose River Consolidated project is progressing as planned and that the overall project completion reached 40% at the end of January. Atlantic Gold is working to achieve full production by year-end 2017. [8] Maverix's primary purpose is to acquire and hold predominantly precious metals streams and royalties, and in so doing provide significant leverage to gold and silver prices for its shareholders. Maverix's mission is to increase underlying per share value by adding high-quality streams and royalties that offer robust returns to Maverix's portfolio. NEITHER THE TSX VENTURE EXCHANGE ("TSX-V") NOR ITS REGULATION SERVICES PROVIDER (AS THAT TERM IS DEFINED IN THE POLICIES OF THE TSX-V) ACCEPTS RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE ADEQUACY OR ACCURACY OF THIS RELEASE. The disclosure herein and relating to properties and operations on the properties in which the Company holds royalty, stream or other interests is based on information publicly disclosed by the owners or operators of these properties and information/data available in the public domain as at the date hereof, and none of this information has been independently verified by the Company. Specifically, as a royalty or stream holder, the Company has limited, if any, access to properties included in its asset portfolio. Additionally, the Company may from time to time receive operating information from the owners and operators of the properties, which it is not permitted to disclose to the public. The Company is dependent on, (i) the operators of the properties and their qualified persons to provide information to the Company, or (ii) on publicly available information to prepare disclosure pertaining to properties and operations on the properties on which the Company holds royalty, stream or other interests, and generally has limited or no ability to independently verify such information. Although the Company does not have any knowledge that such information may not be accurate, there can be no assurance that such third party information is complete or accurate. Some information publicly reported by operators may relate to a larger property than the area covered by the Company's royalty, stream or other interest. The Company's royalty, stream or other interests often cover less than 100% and sometimes only a portion of the publicly reported mineral reserves, mineral resources and production of a property. This release contains certain "forward looking statements" and certain "forward-looking information" as defined under applicable Canadian and U.S. securities laws. Forward-looking statements and information can generally be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as "may", "will", "should", "expect", "intend", "estimate", "anticipate", "believe", "continue", "plans" or similar terminology. The forward-looking information contained herein is provided for the purpose of assisting readers in understanding management's current expectations and plans relating to the future. Readers are cautioned that such information may not be appropriate for other purposes. Forward-looking statements and information include, but are not limited to, statements with respect to the Company's financial guidance, outlook, proposed plans for acquiring additional stream and royalty interests and the potential of such streams and royalty interests to provide returns and the completion of mine expansion under construction phases at the mines or properties that the Company holds an interest in. Forward-looking statements and information are based on forecasts of future results, estimates of amounts not yet determinable and assumptions that, while believed by management to be reasonable, are inherently subject to significant business, economic and competitive uncertainties and contingencies. These assumptions include using a gold price of US$1,225 per ounce, US$17.50 per ounce of silver, US$4.75 per pound of nickel and a 1.30 CAD to USD exchange rate for 2017. Forward-looking information is subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual actions, events or results to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking information, including but not limited to: the impact of general business and economic conditions; the absence of control over mining operations from which Maverix will purchase gold and other metals or from which it will receive royalty payments and risks related to those mining operations, including risks related to international operations, government and environmental regulation, delays in mine construction and operations, actual results of mining and current exploration activities, conclusions of economic evaluations and changes in project parameters as plans continue to be refined; accidents, equipment breakdowns, title matters, labor disputes or other unanticipated difficulties or interruptions in operations; problems inherent to the marketability of gold and other metals; the inherent uncertainty of production and cost estimates and the potential for unexpected costs and expenses; industry conditions, including fluctuations in the price of the primary commodities mined at such operations, fluctuations in foreign exchange rates and fluctuations in interest rates; government entities interpreting existing tax legislation or enacting new tax legislation in a way which adversely affects Maverix; stock market volatility; regulatory restrictions; liability, competition, loss of key employees and other related risks and uncertainties. Maverix undertakes no obligation to update forward-looking information except as required by applicable law. Such forward-looking information represents management's best judgment based on information currently available. No forward-looking statement can be guaranteed and actual future results may vary materially. Accordingly, readers are advised not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements or information. [1] The forecast provided herein assumes a CAD to USD exchange rate of 1.30. [2] For more information on the Beta Hunt mine, please visit the RNC Minerals website at www.rncminerals.com and refer to the press release dated January 18, 2017. Please also refer to the technical report entitled "NI 43-101 Technical Report Preliminary Economic Assessment The Beta Hunt Mine Kambalda, Western Australia" having an effective date of February 1, 2016, filed under RNC Mineral's SEDAR profile on May 18, 2016 and available at www.sedar.com. [3] For more information on the La Colorada mine, please visit the Pan American Silver website at www.panamericansilver.com and refer to the press release dated January 12, 2017. Please also refer to the technical report entitled "Technical Report Preliminary Economic Analysis for the Expansion of the La Colorada Mine, Zacatecas, México" having an effective date of December 31, 2013, filed under Pan American's SEDAR profile on January 30, 2014 and available at www.sedar.com. [4] For more information on the Mt Carlton mine, please visit the Evolution Mining website at www.evolutionmining.com.au and refer to the 2016 Annual Report. [5] For more information on the Vivien mine, please visit the Ramelius Resources website at www.rameliusresources.com.au and refer to the press release dated January 31, 2017 and to the 2016 Annual Report. [6] For more information on the Florida Canyon mine, please visit the Rye Patch Gold website at www.ryepatchgold.com and refer to the press releases dated January 5, 2017 and May 25, 2016. Please also refer to the technical report entitled "Amended Technical Report - Preliminary Economic Assessment for the Florida Canyon Mine, Pershing County, Nevada USA" having an effective date of March 16, 2016, filed under Rye Patch Gold's SEDAR profile on February 7, 2017 and available at www.sedar.com. [7] For more information on the San Jose mine, please visit the Fortuna Silver website at www.fortunasilver.com and refer to the press release dated July 6, 2016. Please also refer to the technical report entitled "Amended Technical Report - Fortuna Silver Mines Inc.: San Jose Property, Oaxaca, Mexico" having an effective date of August 20, 2016, filed under Fortuna Silver's SEDAR profile on February 1, 2017 and available at www.sedar.com. [8] For more information on the Moose River Consolidated project, please visit the Atlantic Gold website at www.atlanticgoldcorporation.com and refer to the press release dated February 28, 2017. Please also refer to the technical report entitled "NI 43-101 Technical Report Feasibility Study for Moose River Consolidated Project, Nova Scotia" having an effective date of July 2, 2015, filed under Atlantic Gold's SEDAR profile on August 13, 2015 and available at www.sedar.com.


News Article | February 21, 2017
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WASHINGTON -- Community-based palliative care -- care delivered at home, not the hospital -- was associated with a 50 percent reduction in emergency department visits for patients in their last year of life. The results of an Australian study were published online February 3rd in Annals of Emergency Medicine ("The Association of Community-Based Palliative Care with Reduced Emergency Department Visits in the Last Year of Life Varies by Patient Factors"). Researchers studied nearly 12,000 records for patients who died of cancer, heart failure, kidney failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and/or liver failures in Western Australia from 2009 to 2010. Dying patients visited the emergency department on average twice a year during their last year of life. The average number of emergency department visits was reduced when patients received palliative care. "It is encouraging that palliative care was associated with reduced emergency department visits for five different diseases, so isn't limited to just cancer or heart failure, for example," said study lead Lorna Rosenwax, PhD. of Curtin University in Perth, Australia. "Most patients who were in their last year of life visited the emergency department at least once, with one person visiting 74 times in the space of a year. Only about one-third (32 percent) of the patients we studied received community-based palliative care but they were much less likely to require emergency medical treatment as a result." The greatest reduction in emergency department visits for patients receiving palliative care was seen in patients who were older, had a partner, lived in major cities, lived in more affluent areas and had no prior history of emergency department visits. The proportion of end-of-life patients who had three or more emergency department visits increased with younger age, geographic remoteness, social disadvantage and end-stage liver failure. End-of-life cancer patients were most likely to receive community-based palliative care (47 percent) while end-of-life liver failure patients were least likely to receive it (13 percent). "Ideally, high-quality palliative care should be able to manage the most common acute symptoms of the dying person without the need for hospitalization," said Ms. Rosenwax. "For these fragile patients, providing care at home should be the goal, but how we get there is the question. When planning community-based palliative care service delivery in the last year of life, it is important to consider patients' social, demographic and health factors." Annals of Emergency Medicine is the peer-reviewed scientific journal for the American College of Emergency Physicians, the national medical society representing emergency medicine. ACEP is committed to advancing emergency care through continuing education, research, and public education. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, ACEP has 53 chapters representing each state, as well as Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia. A Government Services Chapter represents emergency physicians employed by military branches and other government agencies. For more information, visit http://www. .


News Article | February 22, 2017
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A new paper shows that the ancient ancestors of termites found in northern Australia crossed vast distances over oceans, and then followed an evolutionary path similar to humans, migrating from tree-tops to the ground. Mounds sometimes reaching as high as eight metres and housing millions of individual insects are seen in the Northern Territory, Western Australia and far north Queensland, built by cathedral termites. Relative to the animals’ 3mm height and the average human height the termite mounds are the equivalent to four of the world’s tallest structure, the Burj Khalifa skyscraper in Dubai, stacked on top of each other. Little was known about the termites’ origins until this research, said Associate Professor Nathan Lo, the co-lead author of the paper from the University of Sydney. DNA sequencing showed that today’s cathedral termites descend from the first “nasute termites” to arrive in Australia up to 20m years ago from Asia or South America. “It’s a strange result but we’re very confident about it,” said Lo. “The closest relatives of these mound-building termites in Australia are actually tree-nesting termites that live in Asia and South America.” He believed that termites arrived in Australia after crossing long distances of ocean on plant matter following tsunamis or large storm events. The researchers found this colonisation had happened three times in the past 20m years. These first settlers also lived in trees in coastal areas but over time began to build mounds on the ground and feed on litter and grass as they adapted to the arid conditions of northern Australia. Lo said the termites’ relocation was driven by change in climate and environment after Australia shifted from a forest-covered continent 20m years ago to a much drier landscape. As the forests succumbed to Australia’s dry conditions about seven to 10m years ago, the tree-dwelling termites sought more moisture in the earth, he said. “That’s why they started to build mounds.” Humans would later follow a similar evolutionary path, said Lo, with our ancestors living in trees as recently as the last 4m years. “These amazing mounds we see in the north of Australia, we didn’t know if they were 100m years old, 50m years old. Now we know it’s more likely that within the last 10m years that they’ve popped up. “They weren’t here when Australia separated from Gondwana some 100m years ago – they evolved here relatively recently due to ancient climate change.” The study, published on Wednesday in the Royal Society journal Biology Letters, was led by the University of Sydney in collaboration with Purdue University in the United States, the CSIRO National Research Collections Australia, the University of Western Australia and the University of New South Wales.


News Article | February 15, 2017
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Austal USA proudly hosted the christening of the nation’s 16th littoral combat ship (LCS), the future USS Tulsa, here Saturday, Feb. 11. Tulsa (LCS 16) is the sixth LCS in Austal’s 11-ship contract, worth over $3.5 billion. With its shallow draft of 14 feet, the Austal-built Independence-variant LCS is an advanced high-speed and agile 419-foot aluminum trimaran combat ship that combines superior seakeeping, endurance and speed with the volume and payload capacity needed to support emerging missions. “We are proud to provide an awesome combat ship to our nation’s incredible sailors. One that will honor the great city of Tulsa as she defends our nation around the globe,” said Austal USA President Craig Perciavalle. “We’re equally excited to share this celebration with an amazing patriot in Kathy Taylor who has served veterans and active duty military in so many ways, and now infuses her spirit as the sponsor into this incredible ship and her crew.” Taylor was Tulsa’s 38th mayor and is currently Chief of Economic Development for Tulsa’s sitting Mayor, G.T. Bynum. Her administration hired the first veteran’s liaison in the Mayor’s office, helped establish the first veteran’s court in the nation, formed the Tulsa Veterans Advisory Council and worked with local colleges to increase veteran enrollment and completion of college. In 2006, Taylor visited all branches of the United States Armed Forces as a member of the U.S. Department of Defense civilian task force traveling throughout the Middle East. She later partnered with Tulsa’s 211 Service Helpline to improve communication about services and benefits available to active duty military and veterans. Traditionally, the christening of a ship is where the ship's sponsor blesses the ship by breaking the bottle of champagne on the bow of the ship and ceremonially gives the ship its name. The roll of sponsorship represents a lifelong relationship with the ship and her crew. The future USS Tulsa (LCS 16) will launch in mid-March and is scheduled for delivery in 2018. She has a maximum speed of more than 40 knots, a voluminous 28,000 square foot mission bay, and a flight deck capable of simultaneously holding two H-60 helicopters. Austal’s LCS program is maturing fast with five ships delivered and six ships under construction. Omaha (LCS 12) will conduct builder’s sea trials later next month. Manchester (LCS 14) is also preparing for trials. Final assembly is well underway on Charleston (LCS 18) and modules for Cincinnati (LCS 20) and Kansas City (LCS 22) are under construction in Austal’s module manufacturing facility. The company has also been contracted by the U.S. Navy to build 12 Expeditionary Fast Transport ships (EPF). Of the 12 ships included in the $1.9 billion multi-ship contract, seven have been delivered. Austal is a global defense prime contractor and a designer and manufacturer of defense and commercial ships. For more than 27 years Austal has been a leader in the design, construction and maintenance of revolutionary ships for governments, navies and ferry operators around the world. More than 255 vessels have been delivered in that time. Defense vessels designed and built by Austal include multi-mission combatants, such as the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) for the United States Navy and military high-speed vessels for transport and humanitarian relief, such as the Expeditionary Fast Transport (EPF) ships for the U.S. Navy and High Speed Support Vessel (HSSV) for the Royal Navy of Oman. Austal also designs, constructs, integrates and maintains an extensive range of patrol and auxiliary vessels for government agencies globally, including the Cape Class Patrol Boat Program for Australian Border Force. Defense vessels are designed and constructed in Mobile, Alabama and in Henderson, Western Australia. Austal has been at the forefront of the high-speed ferry market since the early days of the industry. Our market leading designs of high performance aluminum vessels have long been at the heart of Austal’s research and development. Today, commercial ship construction is centered on our shipyard in Balamban, Philippines. Austal has expertise in integrating complex systems into its ships, including ride control, ship management, and communication, sensors and weapon systems. Austal provides a wide range of support services, including through life support, integrated logistics support, vessel sustainment and systems support. These services are delivered through our global support network in the USA, Australia, Asia, and the Middle East together with partner shipyards worldwide.


News Article | January 13, 2017
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A rare sighting has researchers in a tizzy. Researchers from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography have recorded the first-ever sighting of the third species of seadragon, dubbed the Ruby Seadragon in Western Australia. Scripps Institution of Oceanography partnered with the Western Australian Museum and launched a scientific expedition off the coast of Western Australia to find Ruby Seadragons in the wild. Till the creature's first appearance researchers were studying its habitat, anatomy, behavior and more. Their research has been published recently in the journal BioMed Central. Other than the Ruby there two more species of seadragons that can be seen in the wild, the Leafy Seadragons and Weedy (or Common) Seadragons. The Ruby Seadragon known as the "phyllopteryx dewysea" is a relative of the seahorse, it was known only through preserved specimens for nearly a century. However, unlike the other two species of seadragons, which live in shallow waters, the Ruby dwells much deeper, beyond a depth of 50 meters. This is the reason why they never came into contact with humans as this depth is not within the range of scuba drivers. The first-ever contact with this rare species was made near Western Australia's Recherche Archipelago, when a tiny remotely-operated vehicle recorded the first-ever field sighting of the rare creature at a depth of almost 164 feet. Josefin Stiller a graduate student at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography of California, San Diego, shared that after this discovery the researchers are looking forward to venturing into the remote areas of Western Australia. Why? As this is where the team found the Ruby Seadragon for the first time. The new discovery revealed a lot about the anatomy, behaviour and habitat of the Ruby Seadragon. The most important discovery was that it lacks the leaf-like appendages characterized by the other two seadragons. The Ruby Seadragon has a curly tail that is able to grasp objects, which in turn stops these from getting swept away when there is a surge in water. Additional observation will reveal whether the Ruby Seadragon acquired the ability, or the Leafy and Weedy Seadragons lost the same. The Ruby Seadragon measures up to 230 mm to 250 mm, whereas the other two species are relatively bigger with the Leafy Seadragon and the Weedy Seadragon being 350 mm and 460 mm, respectively. The researchers predict that the Ruby Seadragon may have lost its appendages owing to evolution. Additional analysis will reveal whether this newly-discovered species have evolved a curly tail independently from their pipefish ancestors, or simply retained it while the other two seadragons lost it. The study has been published in the Jan. 13 issue of the journal Marine Biodiversity Records. Check out the video of the Ruby Seadragon in the wild. © 2017 Tech Times, All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.


Patent
Western Australia | Date: 2011-06-08

A wheat or triticale plant comprising an isolated, recombinant, mutagenized, or synthetic Imi nucleic acid, wherein the nucleic acid encodes an amino acid sequence identical to the amino acid sequence of the Imil polypeptide expressed by a plant of line Brookton-8, a representative sample of seed of the line having been deposited with American Type Culture Collection (ATCC) under Patent Deposit Designation Number PTA-4256, wherein the Imi1 polypeptide confers upon the wheat or triticale plant increased tolerance to an imidazolinone herbicide when compared to a wild-type wheat or triticale plant.

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