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BTU Metals Corp. (BTUMF)

OTC Markets, Market Screener, Junior Mining Network, Wallet Investor, Stockhouse, GuruFocus, ETF Channel, Dividend.com, FinScreener, The Deep Dive, Nasdaq, Morningstar, and TradingView reported previously on BTU Metals Corp. (BTUMF), and today we report on the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

BTU Metals Corp. operates as a gold mining enterprise and focuses on the exploration and production of gold properties. It is a junior exploration company with its flagship Dixie Halo Project in Red Lake, Ontario. This Project is contiguous with Great Bear Resources Ltd. (GBR)’s flagship Dixie Project. BTU Metals lists on the OTC Markets and the Company is based in Vancouver, British Columbia.

The drill program is underway at the Dixie Halo Project. This Project is close to all the infrastructure needed to construct and operate a mine. There are highways and roads on the Property and powerlines and a natural gas line crossing the Property. In addition, there is plenty of water on the Dixie Halo Property.

The Dixie Halo Project consists of 19,723 hectares of highly prospective land in Red Lake, which is among the richest gold mining camps in the world. There was the discovery of the TNT Target in November of 2019 in drill holes 12 and 13, with significant intercepts of mineralization and alteration. The assay highlight is 44.3m of 1.14 percent CuEq with intervals containing as much as 5.56 percent CU, 99.6 g/t Ag, as well as 2 g/t Au.

Drill hole 13 assays reveal elevated copper, gold, and silver values. Geophysics, including ground IP (Induced Polarization) and resistivity, and also airborne VTEM (Versatile Time Domain Electromagnetic) are being used to ascertain the footprint of the target and to define drill targets. The target has a footprint of 200-500 meters east-west and at least 1,000 meters north-south.

The geological and geophysical data indicates the potential for polymetallic, gold-enriched “Volcanogenic Massive Sulphide” (VMS) mineralization. VMS style mineralization is one of the primary sources of copper and zinc production in Canada. Some VMS systems are enriched in gold and in some cases the contained gold is worth a substantial portion of the value of those deposits. BTU Metals has been building its overall property position aggressively since it first acquired land in the area in August of 2018.

In March, BTU Metals provided an update on the Dixie Halo exploration work programs. Assay results from drill holes BTU-19-21 to 25, confirm the presence of a large alteration system at the TNT target. This alteration and associated mineralization that comprises varying amounts of pyrite and chalcopyrite, and also minor amounts of sphalerite, galena and molybdenite is traceable using the IP geophysical technique and electromagnetic methods. From drilling, this mineralization is known to extend throughout the TNT trend as outlined using IP for at least 2.2 km.

Earlier this month, BTU Metals announced an update on exploration activities and progress at its Dixie Halo Property near Red Lake, Ontario. Its exploration work remains on schedule with no disruption because of the Covid-19 crisis. The Company continues to operate under safe distancing protocols while monitoring the situation. It will take action as deemed necessary to safeguard its employees, contractors, and community. BTU Metals continues to pursue the TNT copper-silver-gold VMS-style target and the Dixie Creek target in its search for significant gold mineralization along the SW-NE structural trend across the wide-ranging 200 km2 Dixie Halo Property.

BTU Metals Corp. (BTUMF), closed Wednesday's trading session at $0.21, up 16.6667%, on 20,001 volume with 3 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 20,864 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.072379998/$1.00.

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HIVE Blockchain Technologies Ltd. (HVBTF)

Stockhouse, Equities.com, Micro Small Cap, TipRanks, Blockchain Stocks, FXStreet, Smarter Analyst, Crypto141, Market Screener, InvestorsHub, Dividend Investor, Simply Wall St, Wallmine, Investors Hangout, GuruFocus, YCharts, Trading View, Insider Financial, Invest Tribune, Stocktwits, Stockwatch, and 4-Traders reported earlier on HIVE Blockchain Technologies Ltd. (HVBTF), and today we report on the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

HIVE Blockchain Technologies Ltd. is a company building a bridge from the blockchain sector to traditional capital markets. It is strategically partnered with Genesis Mining Ltd. to build the next generation of blockchain infrastructure. HIVE’s mission is to speed up the development of the blockchain sector through traditional capital markets and create long-term shareholder value. Its deployments provide shareholders with exposure to the operating margins of digital currency mining and a growing portfolio of crypto-coins. OTCQX-listed, HIVE Blockchain Technologies is headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia.

HIVE owns state-of-the-art GPU-based digital currency mining facilities in Iceland and Sweden that produce newly minted digital currencies such as Ethereum continuously and also a cloud-based ASIC-based capacity that produces newly minted digital currencies including Bitcoin. The Company has an exclusive arrangement with Genesis Mining to operate its data centers under a Master Service Agreement. The data centers will be monitored with Genesis Hive, which is Genesis Mining's proprietary software tool for large-scale mining, to automatically optimize chip temperatures and power consumption for maximal coin production.

Regarding the Iceland Cryptocurrency Mining Project, HIVE’s launch transaction involved the acquisition of an initial state-of-the-art blockchain infrastructure facility in Iceland from Genesis Mining. The facility produces mined cryptocurrency around the clock. Assembly of the facility, which uses inventive computing components and infrastructure design, was completed in May of 2017. In Sweden, HIVE's GPU facilities were completed in April of 2018. They are equipped with custom Genesis A2 mining rigs.

HIVE Blockchain Technologies announced in November of 2019 that it completed the transition of its GPU chips in Sweden to Blockbase Group DWC-LLC from Genesis Mining, pursuant to HIVE’s strategic partnership with Blockbase signed in August of 2019.

This month, HIVE Blockchain Technologies announced that it completed its earlier announced acquisition of a dedicated cryptocurrency mining operation with access to 30 megawatts (MW) of low cost green power at a leased facility located in Lachute, Quebec from Cryptologic Corp.

The fully operational Facility features electricity costs of roughly US$0.04 /kWh. Its main assets include 30 MW of HVAC and electrical infrastructure that is unique to cryptocurrency mining, triple redundancy systems for power and internet connectivity, operational staff, and roughly 14,000 Bitmain S9 miners that are now installed, which provide approximately 173 Petahashes of SHA 256 Bitcoin mining computing power and use a portion of the Facility's power capacity.

The acquisition places HIVE Blockchain Technologies among the world's larger publicly-listed miners of Bitcoin. The newly acquired Bitcoin mining facility in Quebec diversifies HIVE’s existing portfolio. This includes the Sweden facility, which consists of the bulk of the Company's Ethereum-focused GPU mining operations, as well as a smaller Ethereum-focused mining facility in Iceland. HIVE is planning to expand its operation in Sweden to boost its mining capacity by about 20 percent over the next two quarters.

HIVE Blockchain Technologies Ltd. (HVBTF), closed Wednesday's trading session at $0.18505, up 2.9772%, on 510,940 volume with 161 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 1,376,433 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.058499999/$0.539699971.

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Nephros, Inc. (NEPH)

Zacks, Morningstar, StreetWise Reports, Wallmine, Investing.com, Wallet Investor, last10k, OTC Markets, GlobeNewswire, Dividend.com, Barchart, Stockwatch, Stockhouse, Simply Wall St, Proactive Investors, TradingView, Market Screener, MarketWatch, Nasdaq, Dividend Investor, and Stockopedia reported previously on Nephros, Inc. (NEPH), and today we highlight the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Nephros, Inc. is a commercial-stage company that develops and sells high performance water purification products to the medical device and commercial markets. Nephros filters, including AETHER™ brand filters, improve the taste and odor of water and lessen biofilm, bacteria, and scale build-up in downstream equipment. Nephros and AETHER™ products are used in the health care, food service, hospitality, as well as convenience store markets.

Established in 1997, Nephros has its corporate headquarters in South Orange, New Jersey. The Company lists on the NasdaqGS. Specialty Renal Products, Inc. (SRP) is a subsidiary of Nephros, Inc.

Nephros’ ultrafilters are used in hospitals and medical clinics for added protection in retaining bacteria (e.g., Legionella, Pseudomonas) and viruses from water. These ultrafilters provide barriers that help in improving infection control in showers, sinks, and ice machines.

Furthermore, the Company’s ultrafilters are used by dialysis centers for assisting in the added removal of endotoxins and other biological contaminants from the water and bicarbonate concentrate supplied to hemodialysis machines and patients. Nephros offers Infection Control Ultrafilters, Dialysis Ultrafilters, and Commercial Ultrafilters. Nephros subsidiary, Specialty Renal Products, develops and sells a hemodiafiltration (HDF) system for the treatment of patients with end stage renal disease (ESRD).

The Company’s PluraPath ™ is a mobile, quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR)-based water-borne pathogen detection system. It can provide data onsite in about one hour. The design of the PluraPath system is to provide actionable data to infection control teams on up to 15 different pathogens in one test. The PluraPath system fits into an overall water safety management program strategy in healthcare as a quick, cost-effective tool; as a screening tool; as a confirming tool; and as a routine monitoring tool.

In March, Nephros subsidiary, Specialty Renal Products, Inc. (SRP), announced that it hired Mr. Tony Robinson as Vice President of Operations. Mr. Robinson brings more than 16 years of leadership in medical device development, operational execution, and regulatory compliance to SRP, most recently as Chief Operating Officer of CVR Medical Corp.

This month, Nephros announced preliminary financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2020. The expectation is that Net Revenues will be $2.6 million. This represents an increase of around 45 percent versus the quarter ended March 31, 2019.

Daron Evans, President and Chief Executive Officer of Nephros, said, “In this unprecedented time of crisis, we are pleased that the company’s growth continued in the first quarter. These results represent our 15th consecutive quarter of year-on-year sales growth, with a current average of 62 percent. While the coronavirus pandemic adds uncertainty and risk to all companies, we have seen continued demand for our products and believe we are well-positioned for continued growth through this difficult time and beyond.”

Nephros, Inc. (NEPH), closed Wednesday's trading session at $8.75, up 1.1561%, on 9,105 volume with 91 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 17,501 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $4.23000001/$11.3500003.

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Precision Optics Corporation, Inc. (PEYE)

Zacks, Research and Markets, Small Cap Exclusive, Capital Cube, Market Screener, Barchart, TradingView, Wallet Investor, hot Stocked, GuruFocus, AI Stock Finder, 4-Traders, GlobeNewswire, PR Newswire, BioSpace, TMXmoney, P&T Community, Simply Wall St, Stockopedia, and Investing.com reported beforehand on Precision Optics Corporation, Inc. (PEYE), and today we report on the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Precision Optics Corporation, Inc. designs, develops, manufactures, and sells specialized optical and illumination systems and related components. The Company provides state-of -the-art optics and optical systems for medical, biomedical, and industrial applications. Its unique medical instrumentation line includes state-of-the-art endoscopes and endocouplers, and custom illumination and imaging products for use in minimally invasive surgical procedures. The Company has been contract manufacturing OEM (original equipment manufacturer) optics components and assemblies for greater than three decades. Precision Optics has its corporate office in Gardner, Massachusetts. The Company lists on the OTC Markets Group’s OTCQB.

Precision Optics’ expertise is providing lenses to sizes as small as 0.2mm in diameter employing its proprietary Microprecision™ technology with the quality of ground lenses approaching the cost of gradient index (GRIN) lenses. The Company can design, prototype, and manufacture, under one roof, optical systems, and components for imaging of the body's smallest compartments and tissues.

Precision Optics has also mastered the advanced techniques required to manufacture custom designed prisms. With tolerances to .01mm, it can produce a wide variety of prisms to meet clients exacting requirements.

Additionally, the Company provides optical components, optical system design, and production of different lens and prism products for the defense industry and aerospace industry. As a critical vendor, it can assist a client’s optics development efforts from system design through volume optics fabrication and manufacturing.

Precision Optics’ micro optical, micro mechanical, and electro optical assembly services use the Company’s specialized techniques, tools, and fixtures to assemble components in the range of 1 millimeter and smaller. Precision Optics fabricates and assembles components, sub-assemblies, and also complete endoscopic instruments.

Recently, Precision Optics announced the appointment of Mr. Jonathan Everett as the Company's new Vice President of Engineering. Mr. Everett joins Precision Optics from BAE Systems from their Precision Guidance and Sensing Solutions business. There, he concentrated on new product development for next generation multispectral targeting systems, with expertise in optics and electro optics for development stage programs, and also current production products.

In addition, recently, Precision Optics announced operating results on an unaudited basis for its Q2 fiscal year ended December 31, 2019. Revenue for the quarter ended December 31, 2019 was $2.8 million versus $1.5 million in the same quarter of the prior fiscal year. This represents an increase of 89 percent driven chiefly by Ross Optical operating as a division of Precision Optics. Revenues for Precision Optics and Ross Optical increased quarter-over-quarter and year-over-year.

Gross Margins for the quarter ended December 31, 2019 were 33 percent versus 24 percent in the same quarter of the previous year driven mainly by Ross Optical operating as a division of Precision Optics. Net Loss of $550,825 during the quarter included $274,706 of stock-based compensation.

Precision Optics Corporation, Inc. (PEYE), closed Wednesday's trading session at $1.375, off by 1.7857%, on 600 volume with 3 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 9,295 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $1.04999995/$2.25.

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Rise Gold Corp. (RYES)

Stockopedia, 24hgold, Junior Mining Network, Pinnacle Digest, Small Cap Power, Infront Analytics, Wallet Investor, InvestorsHub, TMXmoney, Stockwatch, Simply Wall St, The Prospector News, Streetwise Reports, Metals News, Geology for Investors, Market Screener, Stockhouse, Newsfile, Dividend Investor, MarketBeat, Investor Ideas, and Stockpools reported previously on Rise Gold Corp. (RYES), and today we highlight the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

An exploration-stage mining enterprise, Rise Gold Corp.’s chief asset is the historic past-producing Idaho-Maryland Gold Mine in Nevada County, California. The gold-quartz mines of the Grass Valley-Nevada City District in Nevada County have been the most productive in the State of California. The Idaho-Maryland Gold Mine was a major past producer, yielding 2,414,000 oz of gold at an average mill head grade of 17 gpt gold from 1866-1955. The Company previously went by the name Rise Resources, Inc. It changed its name to Rise Gold Corp. in April of 2017. Established in 2007, Rise Gold has its head office in Vancouver, British Columbia. The Company lists on the OTCQB.

The Idaho-Maryland Gold Mine features advanced targets with known mineralization. The Mine was one of the most prolific past gold producers in the USA. It was forced by the U.S. government to shut down in 1942 at peak production for WWII. It was the second largest lode gold mine in the entire U.S. prior to shutdown. A major expansion to double production was completed in 1942 before shutdown.

There exist manifold exploration targets on this property that is fully owned by Rise Gold. This includes surface and mineral rights. Rise Gold has 100 percent ownership on what is private land (2,800 acres of subsurface land; 175 acres of industrial land). The property has all the mineral rights of the historic Idaho-Maryland Mine and there are no royalties on future gold production.

Rise Gold announced in November 2019 that it submitted an application for a Use Permit to Nevada County to allow the re-opening of the Idaho-Maryland Gold Mine (IM Mine). Rise Gold is fully financed to complete the County permitting process. The Company has completed 67,500 feet (20,600 meters) of exploration core drilling at the IM Mine. Numerous high-grade gold intercepts were encountered, near the existing mine workings and to depths significantly below historic mining areas.

Last month, Rise Gold provided an update on the application for a Use Permit to Nevada County for the re-opening of the historic past-producing Idaho-Maryland Gold Mine. All technical reports needed for the Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) are now either complete or in final draft. The timeline, from the application submission in November of 2019 to land use approval, is expected to range from 12-18 months. Construction and operational permits would follow as needed. The technical reports conclude that the Idaho-Maryland Project (IM Project) has no significant environmental impacts after mitigation has been incorporated.

Rise Gold Corp. (RYES), closed Wednesday's trading session at $0.49754, up 5.8596%, on 9,960 volume with 8 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 18,009 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.310000002/$0.905499994.

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Simplicity Esports and Gaming Company (WINR)

Investor Ideas, Insider Tracking, GlobeNewswire, Penny Stock Base, News Break, InvestorsHub, and MarketWatch reported earlier on Simplicity Esports and Gaming Company (WINR), and today we highlight the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Simplicity Esports and Gaming Company is an established brand in the esports industry. The Company has an engaged fan base competing in popular games across varied genres. These include PUBG, Fortnite, League of Legends, Overwatch, Gears of War, Smite, and many EA Sports titles. The Company previously went by the name Smaaash Entertainment, Inc. It changed its name to Simplicity Esports and Gaming Company in January of 2019. Incorporated in 2017 and OTCQB-listed, Simplicity Esports and Gaming is headquartered in New York, New York.

Additionally, the Company operates Esports Gaming Centers. These provide the public an opportunity to experience and enjoy gaming and esports in a social setting, regardless of skill or experience. Fundamentally, Simplicity Esports and Gaming is an international virtual reality gaming and completely integrated eSports platform business.

The Company is an emerging operator and developer of family entertainment centers across the United States, combining proprietary sports, eSports, virtual and augmented reality gaming, as well as dining into a highly interactive and unique social experience for family and friends. Its completely integrated eSports platform concept will include the development of dedicated eSports centers throughout the nation, alongside the management of eSports teams at all competitive levels. Simplicity Esports and Gaming Company expects to have 85 esports gaming centers by the end of this calendar year.

Simplicity Esports and Gaming Company acquired PLAYlive Nation, Inc. in 2019. PLAYlive has a network of 44 franchised Gaming Centers across 11 States, including but not limited to, California, Washington, Arizona, and Texas, serving greater than 150,000 unique gamers annually. PLAYlive Centers are highly complementary to Simplicity Esports Gaming Centers, which offer gamers a specialized entertainment gaming experience within a social setting.

Last month, Simplicity Esports and Gaming Company announced that it is partnering with University of North Carolina Charlotte’s (UNCC) Niner Esports to present numerous esports tournaments online.

Mr. Roman Franklin, President of Simplicity Esports, said, “I am happy to announce that we are partnering with Niner Esports to convert its previously scheduled on campus in-person flagship esports event to a series of multigame online tournaments…”

Last week, Simplicity Esports and Gaming Company announced that it filed a registration statement on Form S-1 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) relating to a proposed public offering of its shares and warrants. In connection with the public offering, the Company will apply to up-list its common stock and warrants from the OTCQB tier of the OTC Market Group, Inc. to the NYSE American. The approval of the listing on the NYSE American is a condition to the closing of the proposed public offering. The number of shares to be offered and the price range for the proposed offering have not yet been determined.

Simplicity Esports and Gaming Company (WINR), closed Wednesday's trading session at $1.50, up 1.0101%, on 2,187 volume with 4 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 2,506 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.800000011/$2.69000005.

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Two Hands Corporation (TWOH)

OTC Markets, OTC.Watch, CSI Market, YCharts, Barchart, InvestorsHub, Seeking Alpha, Global Banking and Finance, The Hot Penny Stocks, OTC Dynamics, StockReads, Market Wire News, Market Screener, TradingView, Simply Wall St, Stockhouse, last10k, Accesswire, Investing.com, Morningstar, Stockwatch, and Wallet Investor reported earlier on Two Hands Corporation (TWOH), and today we report on the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Two Hands Corporation is a leading custom application development company. Its focus is on creating a complete co-parenting solution, delivering tools that enable co-parents to better collaborate about parental responsibilities, in a clear and positive way. The Company formerly went by the name Innovative Product Opportunities, Inc. It changed its name to Two Hands Corporation in September of 2016. Formed in 2009, Two Hands Corporation is based in Toronto, Ontario. The Company’s shares trade on the OTC Markets.

The "Two Hands" web application launched in July of 2018. The Company’s ultimate goal is to improve the lives of families affected by divorce. Two Hands states that "Two Hands" is an ideal solution that will reduce the stress and worries of co-parenting.

Concerning the Company’s other offerings, Two Hands Corporation’s Gone App enables one to send encrypted text messages right from their phone, combining military-grade security, confidentiality, and privacy – with premier convenience, right at their fingertips. All text messages are asymmetrically encrypted. It is safe, with keys that only the rightful user owns. Gone App features Message Auto-Deletion after being read; no preview, one must click to view the message; and Screen Capture is disabled.

Furthermore, Two Hands Corp Lab is an organic hemp based CBD (cannabidiol) cultivator located in Colombia. Two Hands Corp Lab is vertically integrated, producing from seed to wholesaler. It will distribute its high grade hemp based oil primarily through Latin America and Australia. Moreover, it will expands its reach once countries allow for importation.

Earlier this month, Two Hands Corporation announced that it entered into a custom application development agreement. It started work on a new Online Grocery Delivery application. This application will aid the Company’s client with their product distribution and order processing. Two Hands Corporation stated that it has diversified to meet new demand for online delivery because of the current Pandemic.

Two Hands Corporation (TWOH), closed Wednesday's trading session at $0.029, off by 3.01%, on 93,854 volume with 29 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 275,718 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.0251/$225.00.

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BLOK Technologies, Inc. (BLPFF)

Investing News, Awesome Penny Stocks, TeleTrader, Insider Financial, Cantech Letter, Blockchain Stocks, OTC Markets, GlobeNewswire, Dividend Investor, Investing.com, Global Banking and Finance, The Hot Penny Stocks, Growstox, Stockwatch, Investing News, Wallet Investor and Stockhouse reported beforehand on BLOK Technologies, Inc. (BLPFF), and we also highlight the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

BLOK Technologies, Inc. invests in and develops emerging companies in the blockchain technology sector. It provides capital, technology, and management services to produce blockchain-enabled business applications. The Company previously went by the name Aida Minerals Corp. It changed its name to BLOK Technologies, Inc. in January of 2018. Incorporated in 2013, BLOK Technologies is based in Vancouver, British Columbia.

BLOK Technologies provides reliable and established opportunities for investors desiring to invest in blockchain technologies without the volatility. BLOK enables investors to capitalize on opportunities in this developing sector without the exposure and risk of unproven investment approaches such as ICO’s (Initial Coin Offerings).

The Company’s method is to identify early-stage technologies with the potential to disrupt and innovate within their chosen industry. BLOK defines their opportunity, assesses their requirements, and provides them with the needed financing and expertise to ensure the success of their projects.

BLOK Technologies’ initial acquisition is Greenstream. Greenstream is a technology platform designed to effectively manage value transfer, supply chain integrity and identity verification in complex and highly regulated industries. BLOK also has a strategic investment in FogChain. This is a blockchain development, testing and deployment technology suite. BLOK Technologies has a $600K investment including equity exchange in FogChain.

Furthermore, BLOK Technologies’ current portfolio includes VR Eyes Technology Corp. VR Eyes Technology researches and develops technology for eye care. It concentrates on products that make detecting eye functions more convenient for the day to day user.

Recently, BLOK Technologies announced that it entered into a non-binding Letter of Intent (LOI) dated Feb. 12, 2020, with 3 Carbon Extractions, Inc. BLOK Technologies and 3 Carbon Extractions companies will work together in the development of tracking extraction using Greenstream Technology. In combination with this partnership, Greenstream will continue to develop the application while keeping extraction processes and tracking in mind, pulling expertise and resources when needed from 3 Carbon Extractions.

Moreover, in February, BLOK Technologies announced the appointment of Mr. David C. Greenway as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company. Additionally, BLOK announced the appointment of Mr. Philip Kwong to the Board of Directors.

BLOK Technologies, Inc. (BLPFF), closed Wednesday's trading session at $0.012, up 269.2308%, on 1,242,276 volume with 53 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 684,939 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.0015/$0.034899998.

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Apple Rush Company, Inc. (APRU)

Wall Street Analyzer, TipRanks, Market Wire News, Stockwatch, Wallet Investor, Penny Stock Base, Stockhouse, Morningstar, Investing.com, GlobeNewswire, MarketPlace.org, Financial Buzz, MarketWatch, InvestorsHub, and Investors Hangout reported beforehand on Apple Rush Company, Inc. (APRU), and today we report on the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Apple Rush Company, Inc., through its subsidiary APRU, LLC, is a distributor of CPG (Consumer Packaged Goods )products under the trademarked Apple Rush brand and other labels. The Apple Rush brand has more than 40 years of existence in the natural beverage industry. The Company develops, bottles, markets, distributes, and sells diverse beverages and snacks to wholesale and retail clients in the United States. Established in 1998, Apple Rush Company lists on the OTC Markets.

Apple Rush offers organic sparkling juice blended beverages, with apple juice as the base under the brand name Apple Rush. The Company is an historical leader in the organic and natural beverage sector. Its goal is to also become the leader in the distribution of anhydrous hemp oil products nationwide.

Subsidiary APRU, LLC focuses on the development and sales of all natural Apple Rush sparkling juices, and research and development (R&D) of premium hemp extracts, which contain a broad spectrum of cannabinoids and natural hemp derivatives and other active ingredients including the Company’s exclusive agathos active, kratom, kava, blue lotus, and ginseng.

Recently, the Apple Rush Company announced the signing of a private label/white label agreement with UFO Labs.

Mr. Tony Torgerud, Chief Executive Officer of Apple Rush, said, “We have spent a lot of time focusing on the basics of the business, cleaning up our corporate structure, adding additional staff and advisors, planning a National rollout of Apple Rush, and expanding our distribution of some of our key nutraceutical products. Partnering with Art and UFO Labs in this private label program has been a great opportunity for us to prove that our unique cold process chew is accepted within the health and fitness market. We have specially formulated their CBD and caffeine chew with 25mg of CBD and 100mg of caffeine for an exceptional workout product.”

Apple Rush Company, Inc. (APRU), closed Wednesday's trading session at $0.0027, up 107.6923%, on 23,731,499 volume with 179 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 11,118,956 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.000699999/$0.024.

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Dajin Resources Corp. (DJIFF)

StreetWise Reports, Penny Stock Tweets, GoldTelegraph, The Prospector News, 24hgold, Metals News, Investing News, Junior Mining Network, BullMarketNews, 4-Traders, Mining Feeds, StockInvest, Simply Wall St, and OTC Markets reported earlier on Dajin Resources Corp. (DJIFF), and we highlight the Company as well, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Dajin Resources Corp., together with its subsidiaries, mainly engages in the acquisition, exploration, and development of mineral properties in Canada, the United States, and Argentina. An early stage Lithium brine exploration company, Dajin, via its interest in Dajin Resources S.A. (Dajin S.A.), holds concessions or concession applications in Jujuy Province, Argentina, which were acquired in areas known to contain brines with Lithium, Potassium and Boron values. Dajin Resources has its corporate headquarters in Vancouver, British Columbia.

The land holdings in Jujuy Province, Argentina exceed 93,000 hectares (230,000 acres). They are chiefly situated in the Salinas Grandes and Guayatayoc salt lake basins. Dajin S.A. is partnered with Pluspetrol Resources Corporation B.V. - as operator is required to spend $2,000,000 to earn a 51 percent interest in Dajin S.A. Lithium properties.

The Phase One exploration program of the 4,400 hectares (10,873 acres) in San Jose-Navidad minas has completed the program where 25 shallow brine samples were taken. The assays returned Lithium brine concentrations ranging from 281 mg/l to 1,353 mg/l averaging 591 mg/l.

In addition, Dajin holds a 100 percent interest in 403 placer claims encompassing 7,914 acres (3,202 hectares) in the Teels Marsh valley of Mineral County, Nevada. These claims are known to contain Lithium and Boron values. They are next to the birth place of US Borax Corp's first borax mine.

Furthermore, Dajin holds a 100 percent interest in 145 placer claims encompassing 2,921 acres (1,182 hectares) in the Alkali Spring valley (also called Alkali Lake valley) of Esmeralda County, Nevada, positioned 7 miles (11 kilometers) northeast of Albemarle's Silver Peak Lithium brine operation in Clayton Valley.

In November of 2018, Dajin Resources announced the signing of a Definitive Agreement with Cypress Development Corp. (TSX-V: CYP) (OTCQB: CYDVF) for the exploration and development of Dajin Resources’ Alkali Spring valley Lithium property in Esmeralda County, Nevada. This property is 12 kilometers (7.5 miles) northeast of Cypress Development’s Clayton Valley Lithium project in Nevada. With this Agreement, Cypress will have the exclusive right and option to acquire a 50 percent undivided interest in Dajin Resources’ unpatented placer mining claims and application for water rights in Alkali Spring valley, Esmeralda County.

Recently, Dajin Resources reported that Pluspetrol Resources Corporation B.V. acquired 100 percent of the issued and outstanding common shares of LSC Lithium Corporation (LSC) for a cash consideration of about CDN $111 million. Dajin was partnered with LSC who has, by way of its wholly-owned subsidiary Lithium S Holding Corporation, an earn-in agreement to spend CDN $2,000,000 to earn a 51 percent interest in Dajin Resources S.A. Pluspetrol has created the company Litica Resources S.A. for exploration and development of its concessions.

Dajin Resources Corp. (DJIFF), closed Wednesday's trading session at $0.0226, up 65.6891%, on 4,048 volume with 4 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 66,996 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.007799999/$0.045499999.

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Petrolia Energy Corp. (BBLS)

Insider Monitor, MarketWatch, Stockhouse, InvestorsHub, Infront Analytics, Capital Cube, Stockflare, OTC Markets, 4-Traders, Simply Wall St, GuruFocus, TradingView, and Market Exclusive reported previously on Petrolia Energy Corp. (BBLS), and today we report on the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Petrolia Energy Corp.’s main concentration is employing inventive technology and the implementation of its own cutting-edge, proprietary technologies to improve the recoverability of existing oil fields. Its team of experts has a first-rate record of converting oil fields into compliant, producing, and profitable entities. Petrolia Energy’s primary goals are to locate undervalued assets, identify properties with resolvable environmental and mechanical issues, and lessen lift costs resulting in increased shareholder value. OTCQB-listed, Petrolia Energy is based in Houston, Texas.

The Company focuses on new oil wells in established areas of oil production. Petrolia has more than eight decades of operational and management experience throughout the energy industry. It announced in October 2016 that it purchased a 90 percent working interest (WI) via a purchase and sale agreement (PSA) and a share exchange agreement (SEA) with Jovian Petroleum Corp. and its subsidiaries, Jovian Resources, LLC and SUDS Properties, LLC,  increasing its ownership to 100 percent  WI for the Slick Unit Dutcher Sands (SUDS) field in Creek County, Oklahoma. 

Petrolia Energy completed in 2017 the acquisition of a 60 percent net WI in the Twin Lakes San Andres Unit (TLSAU) lease, in Chaves County, New Mexico. This brings its total ownership of TLSAU to 100 percent. Overall, the TLSAU lease includes 4,864 gross and net acres; 2,292,903 barrels of 1P reserves; 44 existing vertical oil production wells, 12 that are now producing; 44 existing injection wells for water flood and/or CO2 injection for enhanced oil recovery (EOR); broad surface infrastructure, and a dedicated Caprock well to supply future water flood operations.

Petrolia Energy has signed the Slick Unit Exploration and Development Agreement with Boone Operating, Inc. to explore and develop the Misener and Simpson Formations at the Slick Unit Dutcher Sands Field (SUDS Field). Boone Operating is a private Exploration & Production company.

Petrolia Energy has also acquired a 25 percent Working Interest (WI) in the Luseland, Hearts Hill, and Cuthbert fields in southwest Saskatchewan and eastern Alberta. This acquisition consists of WIs in 64 sections (about 41,526 acres) with 240 oil and 12 natural gas wells producing on the properties. Additionally, there are several idle wells with potential for reactivation and 34 sections of undeveloped land (about 21,760 acres).

Petrolia Energy has centered its acquisition efforts in core regions in Texas, New Mexico and Oklahoma. The Company is also pursuing its strategy to offer low-cost operational solutions in established plays, including the Minerva-Rockdale shallow oil play in Texas, the Dutcher Sands play in Oklahoma and its San Andres play in New Mexico.

Petrolia Energy Corp. (BBLS), closed Wednesday's trading session at $0.0575, up 130.00%, on 17,635 volume with 3 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 4,971 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.0225/$0.108000002.

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Katanga Mining Limited (KATFF)

OTC Markets, Stockwolf, Insider Financial, Stockhouse, 24hGold, The Street, InvestorsHub, 4-Traders, and Stockwatch reported on Katanga Mining Limited (KATFF), and we report on the Company as well, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Katanga Mining Limited, by way of its subsidiary, Kamoto Copper Company SA, engages in copper and cobalt mining and related activities in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The Company operates a large-scale copper-cobalt project with substantial high-grade mineral reserves and integrated metallurgical operations in the DRC. Katanga Mining is based in Whitehorse, Yukon Territory and also has offices in Zug, Switzerland, and Johannesburg, South Africa.

The Company operates a large-scale copper-cobalt mine complex in the DRC through two joint ventures (JVs). These are Kamoto Copper Company (KCC) and DRC Copper and Cobalt Project (DCP). Katanga Mining’s assets include the Kamoto Underground Mine and KOV open pit mine. These provide sulfide and oxide ores, respectively.

In addition, Katanga Mining’s assets include the Kamoto Concentrator and Luilu Metallurgical Plant for the onsite production of refined copper and cobalt. The Company also has a number of other mines and plants. The Kamoto Project commenced commercial production on June 1, 2008.

For this year, Katanga Mining’s production guidance is 150,000 tonnes and 11,000 tonnes of copper cathode and cobalt contained in hydroxide, respectively.

Katanga Mining was notified on April 20, 2018 that its JV partner, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) state-owned La Générale des Carrières et des Mines (Gécamines), in the Company’s 75 percent DRC operating subsidiary Kamoto Copper Company (KCC), started legal proceedings in the DRC to dissolve KCC.

This is following KCC’s failure to address its earlier disclosed capital deficiency or, alternatively, if the Court provides KCC with a period of time within which to regularize the situation, to request the appointment of an expert to assess and report to the Court on KCC’s financial position and the recapitalization plan. Katanga Mining believes that it has several options to resolve KCC’s capital deficiency and avoid KCC’s dissolution.

Katanga Mining announced that Ventora Development Sasu, a company affiliated with Mr. Dan Gertler, on April 27, 2018, served in the DRC a freezing order against Kamoto Copper Company (KCC) in the amount of US$2.28 billion.

The freezing order authorizes the bailiff of the Commercial Court of Kolwezi to freeze certain bank accounts, tangible movable assets, and intangible movable assets, including receivables of KCC, and the mining titles, up to the amount of the freezing order and prevent KCC from disposing and/or utilizing these assets.

Katanga Mining Limited (KATFF), closed Wednesday's trading session at $0.11, up 96.4286%, on 3,426,454 volume with 328 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 161,160 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.036699999/$0.412.

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Vilacto Bio,  Inc. (VIBI)

OTC Markets and The Street reported on Vilacto Bio,  Inc. (VIBI), and today we are highlighting the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Vilacto Bio,  Inc.  is a biotechnology company listed on the OTCQB. It has developed the now fully patented Lactoactive® (Lactoactive molecule). In numerous studies, Lactoactive® has demonstrated above average effect treating conditions such as inflammatory diseases, diabetes, psoriasis, skin aging, and skin issues in different levels. At present the Company’s products are available on the market as Vilact®.

Founded in 2013, Vilacto Bio is headquartered in New York, New York. The Company previously went by the name Zlato, Inc. It changed its name to Vilacto Bio, Inc. on April 4, 2017. The Company’s European Headquarters are in Næstved, Denmark. Its Research and Development (R&D) operations are in Lithuania.

Vilacto Bio’s goal is to be the leading biotechnology company centered on commercializing unique pharmaceutical cosmeceutical products formulated or reformulated with Lactoactive® as nanoparticle according to its patented properties.  The Company’s aim is to further develop its Lactoactive® molecule for increasing the quality of its retail and medical skin cream products, as well as licensing out its Lactoactive® molecule for the pharmaceutical industry.

Lactoactive® is highly refined colostrum, developed to provide first-rate results for people needing healing or relief from a range of skin issues. Lactoactive® is a refined processing of colostrum combined with hyaluronic acid. Proteins in Vilact® survive longer without being degraded by enzymes. This enables them to work longer in the skin. 

Vilacto Bio has its Vilact Cuticle cream product, developed in cooperation with Danish podiatrists. Lactoactive, the ingredient molecule in Vilact Cuticle cream, works to help with skin challenges. Danish podiatrists have demonstrated its use with faster patient recovery.

Recently, Vilacto Bio announced that it started development of the Vilacto Bio Skincare Knowledge Center. This is an online resource that will gather skincare knowledge, science, insights and tips from scientists, dermatologists, podiatrists and other specialists around the world.

The tips and guides presented in the Vilacto Bio Knowledge Center will be shared with industry magazines internationally, and also with Vilacto customers. The expectation is that the Vilacto Bio Knowledge Center will enhance dialogue among specialists and consumers, improve outcomes, and drive higher traffic to Vilacto Bio’s commercial web portal.

Vilacto Bio,  Inc. (VIBI), closed Wednesday's trading session at $0.0001, up 9,900.00%, on 880,550 volume with 14 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 10,880,310 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.000000999/$0.0017.

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Yappn Corp. (YPPN)

SmallCapFinancialWire, PennyStocks24, Shiznit Stocks, Stock Shock and Awe, StockRunway, Orbit Stocks, MyBestStockAlerts, Fast Money Alerts, Penny Stock General, TopPennyStockMovers, SmallCapVoice, Information Solutions Group, and Social Hot Dog reported previously on Yappn Corp. (YPPN), and today we are highlighting the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Yappn Corp. is a real-time unique language solutions enterprise that amplifies brand messaging, helps conduct commerce, and provides customer support through globalizing these experiences with its proprietary approach to language. Established in 2010, Yappn provides people and brands the power to be social, conduct commerce, and communicate freely without a language barrier.

Yappn has its headquarters in Markham, Ontario. The Company lists on the OTC Markets’ OTCQB. The Company was previously known as Plesk Corp. It changed its name to Yappn Corp. in March of 2013.

In essence, Yappn approaches the challenge of real-time language translation in a completely innovative manner. The result is enhanced translations based on the context of the content or discussion. Consequently, this substantially improves the translation result. According to Common Sense Advisory, more than 72 percent of consumers say they are more likely to purchase online if the experience is in their preferred language.

Backed by its proprietary technology, Yappn’s advanced algorithms return translation with the correct meaning and context of the message. It does so in real-time. The Company’s system is constructed on an enterprise development methodology. It is hosted on Microsoft’s Azure® cloud-based platform.

Yappn provides products for ecommerce, customer care, enhanced messaging collaboration, and online marketing. Furthermore, the Company provides custom translation solutions to different verticals. These include entertainment, retail, as well as marketing.

Yappn has its e-translation product. This is an advanced product that provides global vendors with the ability to integrate into leading ecommerce marketplace sites.

Yappn offers a complete customizable set of tools to engage consumers in more than 100 languages. Yappn is free for users who want to participate on the Company’s general discussion board, unless otherwise noted.

A user’s language is detected by their browser setting automatically. At the very bottom of the page, a user will find a translator bar with the option to choose many languages. A user selects their language and all Yappn pages immediately translate. Everything a person sees on Yappn is in their language, regardless of the language in which it was initially posted.

In May of 2017, Yappn announced that it was granted a new patent for "Cross-Language Communication Between Proximate Mobile Devices" from the Commissioner of Patents representing the Canadian Patent Office. In addition, the patent was also separately granted in the United States on June 9, 2015 as Patent No. US 9,053,097 B2. Canadian Patent No. 2,835,110 was granted on April 11, 2017. It was received by Yappn on May 3, 2017.

Yappn Corp. (YPPN), closed Wednesday's trading session at $0.003085, up 137.3077%, on 1,700 volume with 1 trade. The average volume for the last 3 months is 2,842 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.0013/$0.007.

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Energy Fuels Inc. (NYSE American: UUUU) (TSX: EFR)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Energy Fuels Inc. (UUUU).

Energy Fuels. Inc. (NYSE: UUUU) (TSX: EFR) today announces its placement in an editorial published by NetworkNewsWire ("NNW"), one of 40+ brands in the InvestorBrandNetwork (“IBN”), a multifaceted financial news and publishing company for private and public entities. To view the full publication, “America’s National Security Blind Spot: Uranium and Rare Earth Element Production,” visit: http://nnw.fm/E6tfK

Energy Fuels Inc. (NYSE American: UUUU) (TSX: EFR), based in Lakewood, Colorado, is the country’s largest producer of uranium and the leading conventional producer of vanadium, both designated by the U.S. government as critical minerals.

As the leading U.S. diversified uranium miner, Energy Fuels’ uranium production portfolio stands apart in the world. Energy Fuels has more uranium production facilities, more production capacity, and more in-ground resources than any other company in the United States. In fact, the company’s assets have produced over one-third of all U.S. uranium over the past 15 years and is uniquely positioned to increase production to meet new demand.

Energy Fuels utilizes both conventional and in-situ recovery (“ISR”) technology to produce uranium from three strategic facilities:

  • White Mesa Mill in Utah (conventional) has a licensed capacity of over 8 million pounds of U3O8 per year. The highly strategic White Mesa Mill is the only conventional uranium mill in the country and is proximate to some of the largest and highest-grade uranium mines and projects in the U.S., including the Company’s Canyon mine, La Sal Complex, Henry Mountains Complex and Roca Honda Project. White Mesa Mill provides Energy Fuels with significant production scalability as uranium demand increases. The White Mesa Mill also has other diverse businesses, including vanadium, rare earth elements (REE’s), alternate feed materials recycling and land cleanup, all described below.
  • Nichols Ranch Plant (ISR) is located in the productive Powder River Basin district of Wyoming and has a total licensed capacity of 2 million pounds of U3O8 per year. Nichols Ranch has produced 1.2 million pounds of U3O8 since commissioning in 2014, and it has significant future expansion potential from 34 fully licensed wellfields containing significant in-ground uranium resources.
  • Alta Mesa Plant (ISR) is located on over 200,000 acres of private land in Texas. The fully licensed and constructed ISR project has a total operating capacity of 1.5 million pounds of uranium per year and produced nearly 5 million pounds of U3O8 between 2005 and 2013. This low-cost production facility is currently on standby, maintained in a state of readiness to respond to expected increases in demand.

In addition to being the largest uranium miner in the U.S., Energy Fuels’ overall portfolio also includes a pipeline of high-quality, large-scale exploration and development projects that are permitted or are in advanced stages of permitting, as well as an industry-leading U.S. NI 43-101 Mineral Resource portfolio.

FACTOID: Energy Fuels has led industry efforts over the past two-plus years to get the U.S. government to recognize the importance of domestically produced uranium, including the 2018 – 2019 Uranium Section 232, the ongoing Nuclear Fuel Working Group and the recently announced creation of the U.S. strategic uranium reserve. The U.S. is by far the largest consumer of uranium in the world, yet we import almost all of our requirements; Energy Fuels aims to change that.

Nuclear Market Potential

Multiple studies in top scientific journals have shown that nuclear power is cleanest and most economical way to produce reliable electricity as worldwide demand continues to soar. Nuclear power is presently the only available and affordable low-carbon power source that can meet both current and future baseload electricity demands while simultaneously reducing air pollution and mitigating climate change. U.S. nuclear power plants currently generate nearly 20% of the nation’s electricity overall and 55% of its carbon-free electricity and even a modest increase in electricity demand would require significant new nuclear capacity by 2025. According to the World Nuclear Association (WNA), there are currently 441 operable reactors, with another 54 units under construction and 439 in various stages of planning; in addition, the WNA has identified a potentially massive supply/demand gap through 2040 of 1 billion pounds. These factors among others are expected to significantly drive increased demand for uranium.

Reasons Nuclear is Gaining Traction

  • Nuclear reactors emit no greenhouse gases during operation. Over their full lifetimes, they result in comparable emissions to renewable forms of energy such as wind and solar.
  • Unlike any other form of energy, the waste from nuclear energy is contained and managed securely. Used fuel is currently being safely stored for ultimate disposal or future reprocessing, and 96% of this waste can potentially be recycled.
  • Greater demand for clean electricity to power everything from homes to automobiles, reducing dependence on fossil fuels.

No. 1 U.S. Producer of Vanadium in 2019

Energy Fuels also produces vanadium as a byproduct of uranium production. Vanadium is designated a critical mineral, essential to the economic and national security of the United States. Energy Fuels was the largest producer of vanadium in the U.S. in 2019, and has significant high-grade, in-ground vanadium resources, as well as a separate high-purity vanadium production circuit at their White Mesa Mill, which is also the only conventional vanadium mill in the country. Crucial for use in the steel, aerospace, and chemical industries, vanadium plays a critical role in the production of high-strength and light-weight metallic alloys and demand is expected to increase across the globe.

Energy Fuels has several fully permitted and developed standby mines containing large quantities of high-grade vanadium, along with uranium, including:

  • La Sal Complex (Utah)
  • Whirlwind Mine (Colorado/Utah)
  • Rim Mine (Colorado)

Vanadium has also gained increased attention as a catalyst in next-generation high-capacity, “community-scale” batteries used for energy storage generated from renewable sources. Demand is only expected to grow as this market expands. With recent upgrades in its vanadium production operations, in 2019 Energy Fuels produced commercial levels of the highest purity (99.7%) vanadium in the mill’s history and can rapidly adjust production to meet volatile market conditions. Energy Fuels is one of the very few known avenues that provides investors access the vanadium market.

Rare Earth Element (REE) Production, Alternate Feed Material Recycling, and Land Cleanup

The White Mesa Mill also provides the company with diverse cashflow generating opportunities. Security of supply for Rare Earth Elements (REEs) supporting U.S. military and defense requirements is a major issue today. Energy Fuels has been approached by a number of entities, including the U.S. government, inquiring about the potential to process certain REEs at the mill. The White Mesa Mill is currently licensed to process certain REEs, including tantalum and niobium. And, early indications are that the mill can be utilized to produce several other REEs. The White Mesa Mill is also the only facility in North America licensed and capable of recycling alternate feed materials (AFMs). AFMs are essentially low-level waste materials that contain recoverable quantities of natural (or unenriched) uranium. The Company typically generates between $5 and $15 million per year from AFM recycling. Finally, Energy Fuels is seeking to become involved in the cleanup of legacy Cold War era uranium mines in the Four Corners region of the U.S., including on the Navajo Nation. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has access to over $1.5 billion for the cleanup of just a fraction of the sites on the Navajo Nation. The White Mesa Mill is fully licensed to receive much of this material, we are one of the government’s lowest cost options, and we have the ability to recycle the material and produce usable uranium from it.

Management Team

Mark S. Chalmers, President and CEO
Mark S. Chalmers is the president and chief executive officer of Energy Fuels, a position he has held since Feb. 1, 2018, following his role as chief operating officer of Energy Fuels from July 1, 2016 – Jan. 31, 2018. From 2011 to 2015, Chalmers served as executive general manager of Production for Paladin Energy Ltd., a uranium producer with assets in Australia and Africa, including the Langer Heinrich and Kayelekera mines where, as head of operations, he oversaw sustained, significant increases in production while reducing operating costs. He also possesses extensive experience in in situ recovery (“ISR”) uranium production, including management of the Beverley Uranium Mine owned by General Atomics (Australia), and the Highland mine owned by Cameco Corporation (USA). Chalmers has also consulted to several of the largest players in the uranium supply sector, including BHP Billiton, Rio Tinto, and Marubeni, and until recently served as the chair of the Australian Uranium Council, a position he held for 10 years. Chalmers is a registered professional engineer and holds a Bachelor of Science in Mining Engineering from the University of Arizona.

W. Paul Goranson, COO
W. Paul Goranson is the chief operating officer for Energy Fuels. Goranson has 30 years of mining, processing and regulatory experience in the uranium extraction industry that includes both conventional and in-situ recovery (“ISR”) mining, and he is a registered professional engineer. Prior to the acquisition by Energy Fuels of Uranerz Energy Corporation, Goranson served as president, chief operating officer and director for Uranerz, where he was responsible for operations of the Nichols Ranch ISR Uranium Project. In addition to those duties, he also managed uranium marketing, regulatory and government affairs, exploration and land. Prior to joining Uranerz, Goranson served as president of Cameco Resources, where he led the operations at the Smith Ranch-Highland, Crow Butte and North Butte ISR uranium recovery facilities. Goranson also served as vice president of Mesteña Uranium LLC, and he has served in senior positions with Rio Algom Mining, (a subsidiary of BHP Billiton), and Uranium Resource Inc. Goranson has a Bachelor of Science in Natural Gas Engineering from Texas A&I University, and a Master of Science in Environmental Engineering from Texas A&M University-Kingsville.

David C. Frydenlund, CFO, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary
David C. Frydenlund is chief financial officer, general counsel, and corporate secretary of Energy Fuels. His responsibilities include oversight of all legal matters relating to the company’s activities. His expertise extends to NRC, EPA, state and federal regulatory and environmental laws and regulations. From 1997 to 2012, Frydenlund was vice president of regulatory affairs, general counsel and corporate secretary of Denison Mines Corp., and its predecessor International Uranium Corporation (“IUC”). He also served as a director of IUC from 1997 to 2006 and CFO of IUC from 2000 to 2005. From 1996 to 1997, Frydenlund was vice president of the Lundin Group of international public mining and oil and gas companies, and prior thereto was a partner with the Vancouver law firm of Ladner Downs (now Borden Ladner Gervais) where his practice focused on corporate, securities and international mining transactions law. Frydenlund holds a bachelor’s degree in business and economics from Simon Fraser University, a master’s degree in economics and finance from the University of Chicago and a law degree from the University of Toronto.

Curtis H. Moore, Vice President of Marketing and Corporate Development
Curtis H. Moore is the vice president of Marketing and Corporate Development for Energy Fuels. He oversees product marketing for Energy Fuels, and is closely involved in mergers & acquisitions, investor relations, public relations, and corporate legal. He has been with Energy Fuels for over 12 years, holding various roles of increasing responsibility. Prior to joining Energy Fuels, Moore worked in multi-family real estate development, government relations and public affairs, production homebuilding, and private law practice. Moore is a licensed attorney in the State of Colorado. He holds Juris Doctor and MBA degrees from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and a Bachelor of Arts dual degree in Economics-Government from Claremont McKenna College in Claremont, California.

 

Energy Fuels Inc. (UUUU), closed Wednesday's trading session at $1.90, up 21.7949%, on 4,026,554 volume with 10,880 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 1,501,495 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.779999971/$3.31999993.

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National Storm Recovery Inc. (OTC: NSRI)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight National Storm Recovery Inc. (NSRI).

National Storm Recovery Inc. (OTC: NSRI), a leading provider of environmentally beneficial solutions to tree and storm waste disposal, today announces it has selected the corporate communications expertise of the InvestorBrandNetwork (“IBN”), multifaceted financial news and publishing company for private and public entities.

National Storm Recovery Inc. (OTC: NSRI), through its subsidiaries, including National Storm Recovery, LLC (DBA Central Florida Arbor Care and Mulch Manufacturing, Inc.), provides tree services, debris hauling, removal and bio-mass recycling, manufacturing, packaging and sales of next-generation mulch products. The company’s primary corporate objective is to provide a solution for the treatment and handling of tree debris that is historically sent to local landfills and disposal sites, creating an environmental burden and pressure on disposal sites around the nation.

Environmentally Friendly

National Storm and the solutions provided by its Sustainable Green Team are founded in sustainability. The company’s vertically integrated operations begin with the collection of tree debris through its tree services division and collection sites. Tree bio-mass is then moved through the processing division for recycling and manufacturing into a variety of organic, attractive, next-generation mulch products to be packaged and sold to retailers, landscapers, installers and garden centers.

The company’s solutions create a synergistic and environmentally beneficial solution to tree and storm waste disposal that historically has created an environmental burden on landfills and disposal sites around the nation.

National Storm’s customers include governmental, residential and commercial customers and now big box retailers. The company is headquartered in Florida.

Strategic Acquisition

National Storm in February 2020 acquired 35-year-old industry leader and innovator Mulch Manufacturing, Inc., an Ohio corporation. Structured as a share exchange, this strategic partnership provides National Storm with a significantly larger footprint in the mulch industry.

The acquisition includes Mulch Manufacturing’s national and international distribution agreements, an increase in production and packaging capacity, and its sales contracts with numerous big box retailers. Mulch Manufacturing includes mulch production, sawmill operation, Natures Reflections colorant manufacturing and equipment manufacturing.

Next-Gen Products

National Storm’s vision and commitment to the environment is paired with Mulch Manufacturing’s revolutionary “next-generation” mulch product, Nature’s Reflection’s Softscape®.

Softscape mulch products, created from natural forest products, are color-enhanced with environmentally safe colorants to provide four-year color retention and are free from contaminants. Safe for people and pets, Softscape allows water and air to penetrate soil and roots, which is vital to plant health and growth.

Expansion Plans

National Storm plans to expand its operations through a combination of organic growth, through its partnership with a nationally recognized waste disposal company, and through strategic acquisitions that are both accretive to earnings and positioned for rapid growth from the resulting synergistic opportunities identified.

The company has received final zoning approval for its 100-acre site, located in Lake County, Astatula, Florida, which will serve as the company’s flagship tree debris collection site. The facility will also house the company’s mulch manufacturing, soil composting and production bagging. This prime location includes a 5,000-square-foot building that contains warehouse and office space. The 100-acre property can accommodate millions of cubic yards of organic debris and will allow National Storm’s debris hauling division to realize significant savings on its transportation costs.

National Storm has chosen as its new headquarters the Mulch Manufacturing 100,000-square-foot building in Jacksonville, Florida. The facility comprises centralized operations of Mulch Manufacturing, Inc. and National Storm Recovery, LLC, and has ample room to expand as the needed.

Leadership

National Storm’s Sustainable Green Team boasts more than 40 years of next-level experience with mulch manufacturing, treating and caring for trees. This team is guided by a roster of highly qualified professionals:

  • Tony Raynor, Chief Executive Officer
  • Edward Lee, Chief Operating Officer
  • Ralph Spencer, Director of Business Development, Strategic Acquisitions
  • Steve Ogden, ISA-Certified Arborist
  • Rick Starcher, Master Chemist
  • Peder K. Davisson, Esq., Corporate/Securities Counsel

National Storm Recovery Inc. (OTC: NSRI), closed Wednesday's trading session at $0.79, up 163.3333%, on 1,340 volume with 12 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 689 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.0982/$3.00.

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Champignon Brands Inc. (FWB: 496) (CSE: SHRM) (OTC: SHRMF)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Champignon Brands Inc. (CSE: SHRM).

Champignon Brands (CSE: SHRM) (OTC: SHRMF) (FWB: 496), a human optimization sciences company that is advancing its clinical pipeline through its ongoing TBI/PTSD-focused preclinical studies at the University of Miami’s Miller School of Medicine, today announced that its research partner and lead investigator, Dr. Michael Hoffer, has obtained a sustainable supply of psilocybin under a DEA schedule I license, which will be used for ongoing psilocybin-based therapeutics studies. To view the full press release, visit http://cnw.fm/0PzWo

Champignon Brands Inc. (FWB: 496) (CSE: SHRM) (OTC: SHRMF) is a research-driven company specializing in the formulation and distribution of a suite of artisanal mushroom health supplements. Dedicated to revolutionizing conventional organic teas, coffees and other consumables with the infusion of a proprietary blend of artisanal mushrooms, Champignon’s expanding portfolio is crafted with the health-conscious consumer in mind.

Headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia, Champignon’s team aims to promote the health and wellness benefits of functional mushrooms, which are used in a wide variety of health care and pharmaceutical products.

Brands

Champignon’s mushroom-derived consumer packaged goods (CPGs) portfolio includes its flagship brand, Vitality Superteas. Each carefully curated Vitality Supertea formulation was developed with the intent of helping individuals enhance and enrich their wellbeing one cup of mushroom-infused tea at a time.

Also in the portfolio are Nourish Force Supertea, a blend of Reishi Ryobus Tea Mix; Mighty Recharge Supertea, created with Lions Mane Tropical Green Ginseng Tea Mix; and Brain Enhance Supertea, a blend of Cordycep Hibiscus and Berries Tea Mix – all of which are formulated with organic ingredients and chosen for their ability to provide unique health and performance benefits.

Champignon’s flagship e-commerce store, VitalitySuperTeas.com, takes advantage of the burgeoning craft mushroom vertical space with a selection of mushroom-infused teas and accessories.

Functional Mushroom Market

Demand for consumer products infused with the nutritional and bioactive benefits of mushrooms is fueling a global market projected to reach $34.3 billion by 2024, growing at a compound annual growth rate of 8.04% from 2019-2024 (ResearchandMarkets), with Europe seen as the fastest growth leader.

According to the market study, in highest demand are products infused with Reishi – a traditional Chinese medicine also known as the “Elixer of Life” and “Mushroom of Immortality – Lions Mane and Cordyceps, followed by other types of medicinal mushrooms.

Advances in Legalization

Legalization of psychedelics for use in medicine is gaining momentum across the United States. Denver, Colorado, and Oakland and Santa Cruz, California, have decriminalized the use of psilocybin, the psychedelic molecule found in various mushrooms, while movements for legalization are gaining ground in Oregon and Iowa, among others. Decriminalize California recently teamed up with the Beckley Foundation to replicate Oakland’s success of decriminalization throughout the state of California.

An increasing number of researchers are turning their attention toward the study of psilocybin as a means to treat otherwise untreatable illnesses. The molecule’s ability to provide landmark treatment options for depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), migraines and addiction is gaining widespread acceptance among medical professionals, unicorn investors and accredited institutions.

Potential Applications

Historical data and new scientific studies suggest therapeutic benefits of psychedelics in many areas, including drug addiction, alcoholism, depression, migraines, smoking cessation and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

The market potential in these areas are significant. To reference just one of the above conditions, the mental health arena has been frequently neglected over the last 30 years, though new research is beginning to further reinforce that psychedelic compounds have the potential to produce more effective treatments than what is currently available.

According to the World Health Organization, 25% of the world’s populous will be afflicted by mental health and/or neurological disorders. Presently, approximately 450 million people currently suffer from such conditions, placing mental disorders among the leading causes of ill-health, productive loss and disability worldwide.

Additionally, PTSD affects approximately 2.2% of the U.S. population; 7.7 million people will have PTSD at some point in their lives. Recent published studies have demonstrated the safety and efficacy of certain psychedelics when administered in a medically supervised and monitored approach.
A renaissance in alternative medicines is emerging, and Champignon has set in motion its strategy to become a key player.

2020 Stealth IP Strategy

Champignon plans to biosynthesize psilocybin within the first three months of conducting laboratory experiments, with the objective of achieving optimized and scaled production of pharmaceutical-grade psilocybin for deployment in clinical settings. This strategy includes:

  • Alternative medicine (psilocybin) IP aggregation
  • Development of cGMP formulations of bioactive compounds extracted from plants and Fungi
  • Drafting of benchmark SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures)
  • Patient aggregation, focusing on veterans

Defining a New Asset Class: Psychedelic-Inspired Medicines

In the third quarter of 2020, Champignon – through clinical trials, a compelling IP portfolio and clinical pipeline and drug development platform – plans to advance its pursuit of treatments underpinned by psychedelic substances. This strategy is broken down into two ties:

  • Non-Hallucinogenic Medicines
    • Microdosing Psilocybin/LSD
    • MDMA, commonly known as ecstasy
  • Hallucinogenic Medicines
    • Psilocybin high dose
    • LSD high dose

Partnerships

Companies worldwide are beginning to incorporate functional mushrooms into their product offerings, taking advantage of growing consumer awareness of known health benefits of the ingredients found in mushrooms.

Champignon in November 2019 entered into a distribution partnership with Eurolife Brands Inc. (CSE: EURO), a leading global markets cannabis brand empowering the medical, recreational and CPG cannabis industry worldwide through a data-driven CBD marketplace supported by exclusive and unbiased physician-backed cannabis education and detailed consumer analytics. Under the agreement, Champignon’s branded products are integrated into Eurolife’s e-commerce platform, along with potential distribution opportunities in select brick-and-mortar retail locations in Europe.

Champignon also has an R&D/production formulation agreement with Drip Coffee Social Ltd., located in Nanaimo, British Columbia, which calls for the infusion of Champignon’s proprietary mushroom extract blend into a suite of cold brew coffee products and signature in-house formulations.

Leadership

Gareth Birdsall, CEO, Corporate Secretary and Director
Gareth Birdsall has more than seven years of experience working in diverse agricultural roles such as the cultivation of various fungi, in particular Cordycepes, Reishi, Lions Mane and Chaga. He is an attendee of the British Columbia Institute of Technology, studying marketing management and finance.

Steven Brohman, CPA, CFO
Steven Brohman has more than 10 years of experience working in a variety of roles with public and private companies. He has had extensive training in the audit of publicly traded companies on the TXS, TSX Venture Exchange and OTC markets, and serves as CFO and director of various public and private companies. Brohman has a bachelor’s degree of business administration and obtained his Chartered Professional Accountant designation.

Jerry Habuda, Director
Jerry Habuda brings to Champignon over 35 years of expertise in law enforcement and specialized units. From 1977 to 2012, he served as a police officer with the Toronto Police Department. During his tenure, he was assigned to the Major Crimes Unit, investigating robberies and home invasions. He was assigned to patrol the Toronto Community Housing projects at Jane/Finch to control drug trafficking and gun violence. Habuda was with the Warrant Unit where he tracked down and arrested wanted criminals. From 1993-1997, he was assigned to the Northwest Drug Squad on undercover and surveillance work, executing narcotic search warrants. Between 2002 and 2004, Habuda headed the Street Violence Task Force, a special unit designed to curb gun and drug violence that was terrorizing the city at the time.

Champignon Brands Inc. (CSE: SHRMF), closed Wednesday's trading session at $0.5398, up 2.3046%, on 149,126 volume with 102 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 160,112 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.221/$0.795000016.

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Exro Technologies Inc. (CSE: XRO) (OTCQB: EXROF)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Exro Technologies Inc. (OTCQB: EXROF).

Exro Technologies Inc. (CSE: XRO) (OTCQB: EXROF) is a Vancouver, British-Columbia-based technology pioneer developing an intelligent energy-management system to dramatically improve the performance of electric motors and power trains. An Exro profile recently drew the spotlight on BTV-Business Television, attracting impressive numbers – 884,150 views or impressions, with 72,830 investors watching the video online.

Exro Technologies Inc. (CSE: XRO) (OTCQB: EXROF), a Canadian technology company, is an innovative pioneer in the energy sector. Exro has developed and commercialized an electric power module (EPM) that integrates into existing motor systems to make them smarter. Exro’s patented technology optimizes existing motor performance by automatically sensing and adapting operating parameters to an optimized state, creating measurable efficiency gains, reduced mechanical components and increased system availability.

Applications

Exro’s technology and efficiency optimization algorithms improve the performance and efficiency of electric motors by manipulating power delivery to individual coils, thereby enabling the ability to expand operating parameters. This novel approach is scalable and can be utilized in most variable torque applications.

The widespread applications of Exro’s technology apply to optimizing the performance of electric vehicles, locomotive traction applications, industrial motors, and other variable torque applications that benefit from smart energy conversion.

Intellectual Property

Exro’s proprietary, patented software controls electric motor coils through individual coil switching. This introduction of intelligence into energy conversion at the level of individual coils results in expanded speed/torque capability, improved machine efficiency, reliability, safety and maintenance across a wider operating range. Exro’s advanced control algorithms create smart, real-time optimized power management.

Exro currently holds 15 patents, with 8 patents pending and additional patents under development. The company continues to expand its IP portfolio to support its goal of becoming a globally recognized leader in leveraging advanced control algorithms to improve the performance, efficiency and longevity of electric motors and generators.

Market Opportunity

Electric motors are the single biggest consumer of electricity. They account for about two-thirds of industrial power consumption and about 45% of global power consumption, according to an analysis by the International Energy Agency. Exro’s technology seeks to give industries a new way to look at energy—from electric vehicles, to industrial equipment, to renewable applications like wind farms; we are improving the way energy is consumed.

Laboratory Expansion

The 6,500-square-foot Exro Innovation Center (EIC), scheduled to open spring of 2020 in Calgary, will transition the current Victoria lab into one Calgary based center. The company’s new laboratory space will expand its service capabilities to customers, provide larger test capabilities, and showcase how Exro’s technology can be applied to dramatically improve the performance of electrical motors.

The EIC will also host collaborative events to explore advances in energy consumption and electric motor innovations, with participants from across Canada and around the world.

Strategic Partnerships

  • A strategic agreement with Finland’s Aurora Powertrains Oy, which in 2019 released an all-electric production snowmobile called the “eSled,” will see Exro’s technology added to the Aurora electric powertrain. The snowmobile sector’s economic footprint is estimated at $26 billion in the U.S., $8 billion in Canada, and $5 billion in Europe and Asia.
  • An agreement with Potencia in Mexico serving the last mile vehicle segment will integrate Exro’s custom drive and EPM module into small passenger commercial vehicles (taxis) and fleet delivery trucks
  • A licensing agreement with Motorino Electric, a leader in the Canadian electric transportation industry, will integrate Exro’s Electric Power Module technology into Motorino’s CTi electric bicycle.

Management

Chief Executive Officer Sue Ozdemir is a proven leader in the innovation and manufacturing of electric motors. She has nine years of accomplishments at General Electric, acting as CCO and the CEO of GE’s Small Industrial Motors Division, overseeing the division’s North American and international markets – ultimately building the division into a $160 million enterprise.

Chief Commercial Officer Josh Sobil is leading the seamless adoption of Exro’s growing product portfolio focused on the mobility segment and opening doors in all segments including agriculture, heavy industry, energy, construction, among others.

Executive Chairman Mark Godsy is a serial technology entrepreneur who has been involved in many top tier ventures, including two of Canada’s most successful biotech companies.

Exro Technologies Inc. (CSE: XRO) (OTCQB: EXROF), closed Wednesday's trading session at $0.24054, up 5.50%, on 24,300 volume with 13 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 99,588 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.124389998/$0.522899985.

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Sugarmade, Inc. (SGMD)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Sugarmade, Inc. (SGMD).

Cannabis Global (OTC: MCTC), a cannabinoid and hemp extract science forward company developing infusion and delivery technologies, today announced the licensing of several patent-pending technologies to Sugarmade’s (OTCQB: SGMD) Sacramento-based BudCars Cannabis Delivery Service for use in cannabis edibles for the regulated California marketplace. To view the full press release, visit http://cnw.fm/6kMBd. Also today, SGMD and its BudCars Cannabis Delivery Service (“BudCars”), issued a Letter to Shareholders from the CEO. BudCars is quickly becoming a powerful presence in the California cannabis delivery marketplace. Our primary hub in Sacramento has experienced extremely rapid growth in terms of total orders, sales, daily volume, staff, and fleet. And this growth has been dynamic, robust, and sustained over the past two months. We believe this trend will continue to define our 2020 operational outcome distribution, granting us strong conviction in our aggressive revenue targets, as outlined in Sugarmade’s recent corporate communications.

Sugarmade, Inc. (SGMD) is headquartered in Monrovia, California, where the company recognizes new opportunities in the cannabis delivery space and in the market for supplies to the quick-service restaurant industry – both of which have fast-changing dynamics due to the recent outbreak of coronavirus in the United States.

The Coronavirus Cannabis Boom Market

Retailers across the nation are closing their doors and curtailing operations due to the coronavirus pandemic, inherently pinching sales. In the California cannabis sector, however, business has never been better – especially relative to home delivery.

California’s cannabis industry continues to operate, and media reports reveal booming cannabis sales as the state’s citizens stay home to wait out current events. The Los Angeles Times recently published the headline, “Marijuana Sales on Fire amid Virus Outbreak; New York Post “Cannabis sales hit new highs”; USA Today “American Stock Up on Pot” Fox News “California marijuana sales surge”; and ABC News Cannabis Shops thrive in coronavirus pandemic.

The state of California benefits from the ultra-high taxes paid by the highly regulated cannabis industry, and has thus deemed cannabis companies as “essential” businesses, allowing for full operations to continue. While pot shops are seeing strong foot traffic, the real growth action is in-home delivery as consumers seek to embrace social distancing. Many delivery operators are reporting difficulty in meeting demand with sales growth of up to 10% sequentially each week. It is certainly a boom time for the industry.

Sugarmade Growth Strategy

Recognizing new investment and operational opportunities within California’s cannabis market, Sugarmade is strategizing to take advantage of opportunity specifically in delivery services (non-storefront retailer), manufacturing via co-branding, and selective genetic cultivation. The company is taking a highly selective approach, targeting only the best of these opportunities for company growth.

In line with this strategy is northern California delivery service Budcars, in which Sugarmade owns a 40% interest and an option to gain a controlling interest. Budcars connects consumers with premium products sourced from top-tier farms and extractors, offering a curated menu of fully compliant cannabis products. The company maintains a competitive advantage by sourcing premium cannabis offerings and same-day delivery. In addition to maintaining its own cars, California licenses, and fulfillment center, Budcar orders its premium products in bulk at lower prices, enabling the company to rein in costs and maintain competitive pricing for its customers. Currently serving major communities within the metropolitan area of Sacramento, Budcars plans to continue the expansion of the company’s delivery reach.

Sugarmade plans to continue its expansion into burgeoning new sectors of the cannabis market through the following avenues:

  • Geographic expansion of Budcars delivery scope
  • New delivery geographies
  • Cannabis cultivation as a key component of a hybrid vertical integration strategy
  • Product technology expansion—including products containing exotic and lesser-known cannabinoids

 

Diversified Portfolio

Sugarmade has positive market exposure to cannabis delivery, as well as to the restaurant industry, at a time when these businesses are being force to move toward take-out and delivery models in order to survive.

The company has various business operations in diverse marketplaces, including food, safe packaging and sanitary supplies for various industries, and agricultural supplies. Sugarmade entered the industrial hemp and CBD space by investing in Hempistry, Inc., a privately held Nevada corporation. Hempistry began planting an ultra-high cannabidiol (CBD) industrial hemp strain on a land option it holds on 5,000 acres of prime Kentucky farmland. The strain of industrial hemp being grown by Hempistry is ultra-rich in CBD but contains less than 0.3% of THC, the psychoactive ingredient found in cannabis.

CarryOutSupplies.com, the leader in paper and plastic take-out supplies, serves nationwide customers by offering a wide array of high-quality products that are cost-efficient, custom-made and delivered on time. This business unit currently serves 2,000 quick service restaurants, garnering from 30%-40% of the market share. Sugarmade plans to expand operations via the addition of market share and the introduction of new product offerings.

Market Opportunity

There is little doubt among industry participants, and recently confirmed by Forbes, that California is the single largest cannabis market in the world. The state is expected to produce more than $3.5 billion in cannabis sales during 2020, with growth topping 23% annually. The global industrial hemp market size was estimated at $4.71 billion in 2019 and is expected to register a revenue-based CAGR of 15.8% over the forecast period of 2016-2027, according to Grandview Research. Market growth drivers include the 2018 Farm Bill and society’s increasing knowledge of the benefits of hemp products.

Overall industry growth is great, but specific vertical sector growth is even better. Cannabis delivery is clearly the fastest growing sector of the marketplace and with coronavirus fears the already robust growth rate has accelerated.

Sugarmade seems to be in the right industry at the right time in history.

Management

CEO Jimmy Chan is an experienced business executive instrumental in growing multiple business operations with a strong expertise in international trade and banking, and international manufacturing and importation. He is also the founder of CarryOutSupplies.com, a company that revolutionized the custom-printed paper supplies subsector of the quick-service restaurant industry, which merged with Sugarmade in 2014.

Dedicated to getting the highest caliber of THC and CBD to its customers’ door, the company’s priority is to ensure that they receive the highest quality cannabis product free from logistical hassles. Sugarmade specializes in growing and acquiring innovative brands to maximize value for company employees, shareholders and other stakeholders. Sugarmade believes its future is very bright as the company expands operations within the cultivation sector and rapidly increases its revenue base.

Sugarmade, Inc. (SGMD), closed Wednesday's trading session at $0.003, even for the day, on 29,093,818 volume with 321 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 12,894,375 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.0023/$0.050500001.

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Sigma Labs Inc. (NASDAQ: SGLB)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Sigma Labs Inc. (SGLB).

In a recent letter to shareholders, Sigma Labs Inc. (NASDAQ: SGLB) Executive Chairman Mark K. Ruport discussed the expected impact of COVID-19 on the company, outlined recent company accomplishments and talked about upcoming milestones. Ruport stated that what SGLB is doing for the 3D-metal-printing industry is “more important and relevant than ever before” and that the current situation will have minimal long-term implications to the company’s business plan (http://nnw.fm/CaD3e). Sigma Labs is a leading developer of quality-assurance software for the commercial 3D-metal-printing industry that uniquely allows manufacturing anomalies to be corrected in real time.

Sigma Labs Inc. (SGLB) is the only provider of in-process quality-assurance software to the commercial 3D printing metal industry that enables operators of machines making 3D metal parts to offset emerging quality problems, sustain part quality, and avoid rejects. Sigma’s software is the singular solution that enables both real-time, in-process detection of quality control manufacturing irregularities for critical metal parts and then provides the operator the actionable information needed to adjust and mitigate the developing anomaly. Sigma Labs’ software represents a paradigm shift in the quality control process for the manufacture of 3D printed metal components. The nascent 3D metal printing industry is on the verge of radically altering the speed and technical complexity of manufactured parts. Further, it makes possible just-in-time availability of critical components – all at reduced cost, time, waste and weight. 3D printing, heralded as the fourth industrial revolution in manufacturing, will only truly surpass traditional techniques when the additive manufacturing industry moves from “post process” quality control to “in process” quality assurance.

For the industry to move from prototype manufacturing of critical components to economically viable commercial production, the 3D metal printing industry must find ways to dramatically increase production speed and quality yields, and to dramatically decrease the excessive cost of quality control. To achieve these prerequisites and move 3D metal printing into the mainstream, parts must be inspected and certified during the manufacturing process rather than after. Parts in the production process that are developing signs of quality control problems must be identified in real-time and alerts must be issued. The problem, along with the solution, must then be communicated to the machine operator to implement repairs.

Revolutionizing Additive Manufacturing

Sigma Labs, with its PrintRite3D® brand, has established a new benchmark in the development and commercialization of real-time computer aided inspection (“CAI”) solutions. Sigma Labs resolves the major roadblocks and costly quality control challenges that impede the 3D manufacture of precision metal parts. The company’s breakthrough computer-aided software product revolutionizes commercial additive manufacturing, enabling non-destructive quality assurance during production, uniquely allowing errors to be corrected in real-time.

Sigma Labs was founded in 2010 by a team of Los Alamos National Labs scientists and engineers to develop and commercially license advanced metallurgical products for the military ordinance, dental implants, and then for additive manufacturing (3D printing). After assessing 3D metal printing technology and the costly, inconsistent quality control issues, Sigma Labs concluded that the enormous potential of 3D metal printing could only scale up if in-process quality-assurance tools were developed to observe, manage and control the manufacturing complexities in such a manner that reliability and repeatability of very high precision quality metal parts could be achieved in the process. Sigma Labs’ patented and third-party validated software has achieved these objectives and now delivers the critical elements needed to unleash the promise of 3D metal printing.

Sigma Labs’ products and services are engineered, manufactured and qualified for use in the highly demanding and hyper precise production environments of the aerospace, defense, transportation, oil and gas, biomedical and other precision-dependent industries.

The Challenge

Additive metal manufacturing combines multiple processes and parts into one single 3D printed part. Due to variances in the additive manufacturing process, parts of consistent quality currently can’t be reliably produced in either large or small quantities without substantial postproduction inspection and rejection costs. Parts are inspected after production using CT scans and other means, so the manufacturer doesn’t know until the very end which of the finished parts meet design specifications. This means lost time, lost profits and inability to economically scale up production.

Innovative Approach

Sigma Labs solves this problem with its patented, in-process quality control technology that informs operators and engineers how to improve both the manufacturing process and quality by capturing meaningful data about inconsistencies in real-time. Sigma Labs is also partnering with OEMs, working toward the visionary introduction of revolutionary closed-loop control that will bypass the machine operator and automatically make in process corrections by reducing machine variations.

Sigma Labs’ next generation technology gives manufacturers the ability to make fast, virtual real-time adjustments so that each finished part is uniform and within critical specifications, thereby improving production quality, decreasing end-users’ risks and waste, and increasing profits and speed to market. Sigma Labs’ PrintRite3D® IPQA Software monitors and assesses the quality of each production part in the 3D additive manufacturing process – layer by layer, and in real-time. This has never been available until now.

Sigma Labs maintains a strong intellectual property portfolio consisting of trade secrets, process know-how and 34 patents either granted, pending or awaiting pre-publication around the globe. These patents encompass the fundamental technologies underlying Sigma Labs’ melt pool process control, data analytics, anomaly detection, signature identification, and future “closed-loop control” of 3D metal printing.

Market Opportunity

Providing advanced quality assurance software to the commercial 3D printing industry is currently a $1.4 billion addressable market expected to grow to $3.9 billion by 2023. Integrating Sigma Labs’ groundbreaking software helps arm the industry with a necessary catalyst to help enable and optimize the fourth industrial revolution in manufacturing.

Sigma Labs’ global client base includes 23 installations across 19 different users. Tier-1 OEM enterprises and end-users such as Siemens, Honeywell, Pratt & Whitney and others are currently evaluating PrintRite3D® for production lines.

Management Team

John Rice, CEO and chairman of the board of directors, has extensive experience as a CEO, lead negotiator, turnaround expert, business financier and crisis management executive/consultant. Prior to becoming chair and CEO of Sigma Labs, he was the CEO of a successful turn-around of a Coca-Cola Bottling Company. Rice has led a variety of companies in diverse business sectors and worked on a host of products and technologies including design and manufacture of high-end jet engine test equipment for the U.S. Airforce, chaff dispensers for F16s, software for modeling naval exercises, software for controlling warehouse distribution systems, medical radioisotopes, cancer detection, and cybersecurity. He is an honor’s graduate of Harvard College.

Darren Beckett, CTO, has over 20 years of experience in the semiconductor industry, including Intel Corporation, where he held various technical and managerial positions. His expertise in process engineering for advanced manufacturing technology includes statistical process control for fabrication of semiconductor devices.

CFO Frank D. Orzechowski also serves as treasurer, principal accounting officer, principal financial officer and corporate secretary. He has more than 30 years of distinguished financial and operational experience. Orzechowski began his career at Coopers & Lybrand in 1982, received his CPA certification in 1984, and received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a major in accounting from Georgetown University in 1982.

Ronald Fisher, vice president of business development, is leading the commercialization of PrintRite3D® 5.0. Fisher is a mechanical engineer with hands-on experience in quality, manufacturing and product development. He has distinguished himself as a lead sales and marketing officer as well as a chief operating officer most recently before joining Sigma in technology startup that grew from market entry to successful exit by merger-acquisition.

Sigma Labs Inc. (SGLB), closed Wednesday's trading session at $2.23, off by 1.7621%, on 144,360 volume with 648 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 210,795 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $1.97000002/$18.50.

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Predictive Oncology (NASDAQ: POAI)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Predictive Oncology (POAI).

Predictive Oncology (NASDAQ: POAI), a knowledge-driven company focused on applying artificial intelligence (“AI”) to personalized medicine and drug discovery, today announced that its director and CEO Dr. Carl Schwartz was featured in an exclusive interview with NetworkNewsWire (“NNW”). In the interview, Dr. Schwartz discussed Predictive Oncology’s distinctive business model, as well as significant changes management is making to position the company for the future. To listen to the interview, visit http://nnw.fm/o7Ysq. To view the full press release, visit http://nnw.fm/Z6Lyn. Also today, the company announced that it has entered into an Exchange Agreement relating to a $2.1 million promissory note of the Company with Dr. Carl Schwartz, the company’s Chief Executive Officer. Under the agreement, Dr. Schwartz has exchanged the note for newly issued shares of common stock, $0.01 par value of the Company at market value. The agreement was negotiated by the Company on an arms-length basis with Dr. Schwartz and approved by the Audit Committee of the Company’s Board of Directors in accordance with the listing requirements of the Nasdaq Stock Market.Dr. Schwartz commented, “This agreement enables the company to strengthen its balance sheet and simplify its capital structure at a critical juncture in our quest to commercialize our highly valuable database of cancer tumors for the advancement of predictive medicine. At the same time, it reinforces my commitment and demonstrates my beliefs in our ability to emerge as a leader in the application of artificial intelligence to oncology therapies.”

Predictive Oncology (POAI) is a knowledge-driven precision medicine company focused on applying data and artificial intelligence (AI) to personalized medicine and drug discovery. The company applies its smart tumor profiling and AI platform to extensive genomic and biomarker patient data sets to build predictive models of tumor drug response to improve clinical outcomes for the cancer patients of today and tomorrow. The company has several tools that support its mission of bringing precision medicine to the treatment of cancer.

Through its subsidiaries, Predictive Oncology’s portfolio of assets includes the following:

  • A database of clinically validated historical and outcome data from patient tumors
  • An in-house Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA)-certified lab
  • A “smart” patient-derived tumor profiling platform
  • An in-house bioinformatics artificial intelligence (AI) platform
  • A new computerized approach growing tumors in the lab to rapidly develop patient specific treatment options
  • An FDA-approved fluid collection and disposal system

Using these resources, and in collaboration with key players in the pharmaceutical, diagnostic and biotech industries Predictive Oncology is working to determine the best pathways for more individualized and effective cancer treatment.

Subsidiaries

Predictive Oncology leverages the synergies of its three wholly owned subsidiaries to bring precision medicine to the diagnosis of cancer.

Helomics applies artificial intelligence to its rich data gathered from the company’s trove of more than 150,000 tumors to personalize cancer therapies for patients as well as drive the development of new targeted therapies in collaborations with pharmaceutical companies. This database, the largest of its kind in the world, is comprised of ovarian, head and neck, colon and pancreas tumors. Helomic’s CLIA-certified lab provides clinical testing that assists oncologists in individualizing patient treatment decisions, by providing an evidence-based roadmap for therapy.

In addition to its proprietary precision oncology platform, Helomics offers boutique CRO services that leverage its TruTumor™ patient-derived tumor models coupled to a wide range of multi-omics assays (genomics, proteomics and biochemical), and an AI-powered proprietary platform (D-CHIP) to provide a tailored solution to its clients’ specific needs.

TumorGenesis is developing a new, rapid approach to growing tumors in the laboratory without the use of rats or mice, allowing for the identification of biomarkers indicative of cancer. This methodology “fools” the tumor into thinking it is still in the body. As a result, the tumor reacts as it naturally would, thereby increasing the accuracy of the biomarker. Once the biomarkers are identified, they can be used in TumorGenesis’ Oncology Capture Technology Platforms which isolate and helps categorize an individual patient’s heterogeneous tumor samples to enable development of patient-specific treatment options.

Skyline Medical’s patented, FDA-cleared STREAMWAY® System is the first true, direct-to-drain fluid disposal system designed specifically for medical applications such as radiology, endoscopy, urology and cystoscopy procedures. The STREAMWAY system is changing the way healthcare facilities collect and dispose of potentially infectious waste fluid by connecting directly to a facility’s plumbing system to automate the collection, measurement and disposal of waste fluids.

The STREAMWAY minimizes human intervention for better safety and improves compliance with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and other regulatory agency safety guidelines. The STREAMWAY eliminates canisters, carts and evacuated bottles, which reduces overhead costs and minimizes environmental impact by helping to eliminate the approximately 50 million potentially disease-infected canisters that go into landfills annually in the United Sates.

Skyline has achieved sales in five of the seven continents through both direct sales and distributor partners.

Competitive Advantage

Precision medicine has become the holy grail of cancer therapeutics. Data driven predictive models of tumors and their responses are critical in both new drug development and individualized patient treatment. The race has begun to model various tumors, which takes 5 to 7 years of clinical evaluation to establish historical and outcome data.

Predictive Oncology enjoys significant competitive advantage. The company already has a vast historical collection of tumors and related data, plus the ability to obtain existing associated outcome data. While others wait for outcome data, Predictive Oncology is in a unique and powerful position, working to deliver the promise of precision medicine to reality. Predictive Oncology already has the clinical data, including how a tumor responded to certain drugs, an in-house bioinformatics AI platform, and only needs to do the tumor sequencing. The significance is underscored by the collaboration with UPMC Magee-Women’s Hospital, designed to reveal which mutations responded to which drug then develop powerful predictive models for future testing and treatment.

Leadership Team

Dr. Carl Schwartz was appointed to Skyline Medical’s board of directors in March 2015 and became interim president and CEO in May 2016. Dr. Schwartz became CEO of Plastics Research Corporation in 1988, leading the company to become the largest manufacturer of structural foam molding products in the U.S. with more than $60 million in revenues and 300 employees by the time he retired in 2001. He holds a bachelor’s degree and DDS degree from the University of Detroit.

CFO Bob Myers has over 30 years of experience in multiple industries focusing on medical device service and manufacturing. He has spent much of his career as a CFO and controller. Myers holds an MBA in Finance from Adelphi University and a BBA in public accounting from Hofstra University.

Gerald Vardzel, President of Helomics, has over 25 years of healthcare executive management experience developing and implementing commercialization strategies and models for technology launches. His Go-To-Market expertise includes equity financing, strategic planning, market intelligence, M&A, and new market development in both start-up and established settings including fortune 500 market leaders. He has developed innovative solutions for both CLIA and FDA regulatory paths defining the delivery chains from discovery to clinical acceptance. Mr. Vardzel also has significant experience designing and implementing sales and marketing programs tailored not only to expand market share, but to empirically assess client satisfaction, strengthen business processes, and maximize profitability. Mr. Vardzel was previously Vice President of Corporate Development and Strategic Initiatives at Global Specimen Solutions. Furthermore, as an executive affiliate to the healthcare industry, he routinely consults for several small-to-mid sized private equity firms advising on, in part, the feasibility of acquisition targets. Mr. Vardzel graduated from the University of Pittsburgh.

Dr. Mark Collins, Chief Information Officer of Helomics, has held multiple executive roles in a variety of discovery, informatics and bioinformatics functions within global pharma, and founded three startup software companies in the machine learning and drug discovery space. In 2001, Dr. Collins worked for Cellomics (now part of Thermo Fisher Scientific), where he played a pivotal role in establishing the High-Content Cell Analysis market, building and commercializing several key informatics and bioinformatics products. After leaving Thermo Fisher, Dr. Collins developed and commercialized informatics solutions for clinical and translational research, specifically in the specimen tracking, omics data management and NGS analysis space, through key roles at BioFortis, Global Specimens Solutions and Genedata. Dr. Collins received his undergraduate degree in Applied Science from the University of Wolverhampton, UK and his Ph.D. in Microbiology from the University of Surrey, UK.

Predictive Oncology (POAI), closed Wednesday's trading session at $1.38, off by 3.4965%, on 326,498 volume with 840 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 566,152 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $1.25/$8.50.

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SinglePoint, Inc. (SING)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight SinglePoint, Inc. (SING).

SinglePoint (OTCQB: SING) today announced that its President and Director William Ralston and Chief Financial Officer Corey A. Lambrecht were featured in a Cleantech and Climate Change Podcast - Earth Day Interview. According to the update, Investorideas.com, a global news source and leading investor resource covering cleantech and renewable energy stocks (Renewableenergystocks.com) issued the Earth Day special edition of the podcast. To listen to the podcast, visit http://nnw.fm/0jlpM. To view the full press release, visit http://nnw.fm/1rSKz. Also today, CannabisNewsWire released a report on the company detailing how, in a recent MoneyTV interview, SinglePoint Inc. (OTCQB: SING) CEO Greg Lambrecht reported promising figures from the company’s full year and Q4 2019 financial results. A strong performance by subsidiary Direct Solar helped drive the company’s 189% sales increase to $3,343,833 for the year ended December 31, 2019, as compared to $1,154,671 in 2018 (http://cnw.fm/FlRT4). 

SinglePoint, Inc. (SING) is a diversified holding company with operations in multiple industries and verticals including two high-performing market sectors: legal cannabis and cryptocurrencies. SinglePoint has grown from a full-service mobile technology provider to a recognizable brand with a diverse portfolio of undervalued subsidiaries with multiple revenue streams.

SinglePoint is researching opportunities where it can be an active participant by influencing the strategy and direction of high-potential companies whose verified assets offer attractive possibilities for shareholders. The company is guided by a visionary leadership team with extensive experience in technology, engineering, marketing and raising capital.

SinglePoint is bullish on the cannabis industry, bitcoin and blockchain technologies, which is evident in its recent acquisitions and joint-venture announcements. Recent SinglePoint key highlights include:

  • A joint venture with Smart Cannabis Corporation (OTC: SCNA) to license and market Smart Cannabis’ SMART APP. SMART APP enables cannabis growers to measure all aspects of cultivation, from soil nutrient levels to watering cycles and carbon dioxide content in the air. SMART APP will integrate SinglePoint’s bitcoin payment solution to enable growers to process safer and more secure transactions.
  • A joint venture with Global Payout (OTC: GOHE) will build on existing financial technology solutions developed by SinglePoint and Global Payout’s subsidiary MoneyTrac Technology, Inc., to fully optimize the delivery of mobile payment applications for domestic and international organizations.
  • A joint venture with AppSwarm (OTC: SWRM) to start development on a proprietary delivery application that will enable licensed cannabis delivery services and licensed dispensaries to safely make in-home cannabis deliveries.
  • Signed original “Shark Tank” member Kevin Harrington as company spokesman for an innovative, compatible virtual wallet to store any type of cryptocurrency. Harrington recently finished shooting a new national ad campaign featuring SinglePoint and the virtual wallet’s secure method of storing cryptocurrencies.
  • Entered into a letter of intent to acquire 100 percent of Bitcoin Beyond, a premier platform that enables merchants to accept bitcoin payments using existing web-enabled point-of-sale devices.
  • Through SING subsidiary, SingleSeed, the company will soon offer a proprietary cryptocurrency solution that links both cannabis merchants and consumers who seek to take advantage of bitcoin-powered transactions using debit and credit cards. In addition to making bitcoin-backed card purchases possible, the solution enables cannabis dispensaries to digitally track and manage their product inventories, performing tasks like uploading product data, photos and descriptions. The system deducts items automatically from a dispensary’s product listings when a purchase is made. While this fully KYC-AML compliant point-of-sale platform can be utilized for any other retail setting, it will fill a critical need in the underbanked cannabis industry as it continues to seek non-cash payment solutions outside of traditional banking circles.

SinglePoint CEO and founder Greg Lambrecht leads the company in its mission to capture opportunities through an aggressive expansion strategy across a broad range of assets. Lambrecht oversees all company operations including investor relations, leadership of the board of directors, and daily business activities. As the founder of PCI, a leading consumer product distribution company, Lambrecht negotiated agreements with the nation’s largest retail outlets and led PCI through a NASDAQ listed IPO, raising $10 million.

Eric Lofdahl, SinglePoint’s chief technology officer, has more than 20 years of experience in the technology sector including positions in software development, program management, complex system integration and engineering process definition. Prior to SinglePoint, Lofdahl worked at the Boeing Company where he led a team that successfully developed advanced wireless and satellite data products based on commercial technology for the U.S. Air Force.

SinglePoint President Wil Ralston is well known for his successful track record of building and maintaining great relationships with clients. Ralston graduated cum laude from the WP Carey School of Business at Arizona State University with a degree in Global Agribusiness and a specialization in Professional Golf Management. He is currently recognized by the Professional Golfers Association of America (PGA) as a Class A Professional.

SinglePoint, Inc. (SING), closed Wednesday's trading session at $0.005975, off by 6.6406%, on 3,325,282 volume with 85 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 5,479,737 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.004/$0.021999999.

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iClick Interactive Asia Group Ltd. (NASDAQ: ICLK)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight iClick Interactive Asia Group Ltd. (NASDAQ: ICLK).

iClick Interactive Asia Group (NASDAQ: ICLK), an independent online marketing and enterprise data solutions provider in China, today announced that it has formed an advanced strategic collaboration with Tencent International Business Group (“Tencent IBG”), a leading provider of Internet value added services in China. Per the update, the collaboration will unify iClick's strong multinational clients' coverage worldwide and Tencent IBG's advertising technology to deliver customized and premium digital marketing solutions to international advertisers. To view the full press release, visit http://nnw.fm/X5iV9

iClick Interactive Asia Group Ltd. (NASDAQ: ICLK) is an independent online marketing and enterprise data solutions provider connecting worldwide marketers with audiences in China. Built on cutting-edge technologies, iClick’s proprietary platform possesses omni-channel marketing capabilities and fulfills various marketing objectives in a data-driven and automated manner, helping international and domestic marketers reach their target audiences. Headquartered in Hong Kong, iClick operates in 10 locations worldwide, including Asia and Europe.

iClick aims to become a fully integrated Enterprise and Marketing Cloud Platform in China, providing clients a full consumer-cycle solution. This is facilitated by two pillars’ growth strategy through two business segments: Marketing Solutions and Enterprise Solutions.

Marketing Solutions

Using data and AI-driven technology to help brands efficiently identify, target and acquire the right customers

As the leading programmatic marketing platform in China, iClick’s proprietary platform collects a wealth of data from multiple sources to precisely reach the right audience at the right moment, on the right channel and right device. Cross-screen search solutions capture critical micro-moments when users proactively search for what they need. This multi-dimensional approach to marketing allows iClick to effectively understand internet users and exponentially widen target audiences for its brand clients. Multiple monetization models available in the Marketing Solutions segment allow iClick to serve its clients in several ways, such as audience targeting.

Data-driven marketing is indispensable to marketers targeting specific audiences in China. More than 825 million internet users in China are anonymously profiled on iClick’s platform, which boasts cross-channel and cross-screen capabilities.

Enterprise Solutions

Enabling brands to efficiently manage their consumers through online and offline data integration and analysis, increase the repurchase rate, and enhance consumers’ loyalty

iClick’s Enterprise Solutions segment addresses enterprise needs in China, particularly focusing on “smart retail,” an expanding and innovating market involving the combination of online and offline consumers’ behavioral information. Enterprise Solutions support detailed profiling of customers, which facilitates data-driven business strategies, enhances business processes at various levels, and increases operational and marketing efficiency.

Enterprise Solutions leverages iClick’s proprietary platform that incorporates Artificial Intelligence (AI) to learn, build and store knowledge, enabling accurate predictions about consumer behavior that ultimately provide marketing solutions derived from the large amount of available data.

Through a strategic partnership with Tencent, iClick’s Enterprise Solutions presents strong recurring revenue streams with tremendous opportunities to upsell multi-national corporations (MNCs). Tencent’s proprietary API connection enables brands to build 360-degree consumer profiles based on the collection and integration of purchased behavioral information from online and offline touchpoints, including WeChat Mini Programs, WeChat Payment, WeChat Work and more.

As iClick continues to provide integrated marketing and smart retail solutions targeting Chinese consumers, the company believes Enterprise Solutions has strong long-term growth potential and will become a major gross margin contributor in the future.

Partnerships

In 2019, iClick established various agreements and partnerships with a number of leading southeast and northeast Asian companies for regional diversification and in 2020 is focused on continuing to develop additional partnerships and new business models globally. Many of the world’s top companies are leveraging iClick’s proprietary data platform to precisely identify and reach out to core target audience groups in China.

The company’s partnerships include:

  • A tri-partnership with BTG WELINK, an online retail services arm of Beijing Tourism Group (“BTG”), and Tencent Holdings Ltd., China’s leading provider of internet value added services. As part of this partnership, iClick applies its upgraded solutions to build a private DSP (Demand Side Platform) system for BTG. Using Tencent’s big data advertising platform, iClick can assist BTG to develop precision marketing campaigns.
  • An Advertising Agency Authorization Certificate from Baidu Inc. (NASDAQ: BIDU), under which iClick is designated the authorized agency for native advertising of Baidu’s news feed ads. Native advertising is a consumer-friendly, non-disruptive advertising format that has gained rapid popularity among advertisers in recent years. Native advertising and creative marketing content have become a more effective marketing method among the Chinese young consumers. In 2019, the native advertising sector was estimated to have an around 53.5% share of the online advertising revenue, according to Statista.
  • A joint-venture partnership with VGI Global Media Plc (VGI.BKK), Thailand’s No. 1 online to offline (O2O) solutions provider across advertising, payment and logistics platforms, which enables brands in Southeast Asia to capture the multi-billion-dollar Chinese consumer market through a range of technology-driven marketing solutions.

Case Study: Armani Hotel Dubai

Dubai has been gearing up to welcome the growing wave of Chinese visitors. Chinese nationals are eligible for a 30-day visa-on-arrival into the UAE, which gives Chinese travelers tremendous convenience. In light of this, Armani Hotel Dubai set the objective to increase its sales in this market.

The challenge: What Aarmani Hotel Dubai lacked in executing this goal was insightful understanding of Chinese travelers in particular the demographics that were likely to be attracted to the hotel. Challenged by the huge differences in the business practice, unique culture and language barrier in running digital campaigns in China, Armani Hotel Dubai turned to iClick’s know-how and expertise to guide its campaign to success and meet its sales goal.

The solution: iClick tailored an optimal solution for the hotel to increase brand awareness and booking rate from China – which is the key market for the hotel – and successfully assisted Armani Hotel Dubai in reaching its target Chinese audiences by using China’s most popular mobile and internet sites, including WeChat and Weibo, to improve reach and booking potential.

The results: Due to iClick’s unrivaled technological and execution strengths, Armani Hotel Dubai’s ads were delivered in an omnichannel manner, raising brand awareness and garnering interest between Chinese consumers. Subsequently, Armani Hotel Dubai saw a surge in conversion rate.
During the campaign, the Armani Hotel Dubai brand was connected with 87% of Chinese mobile users.

Award-winning Provider

iClick, a Deloitte Technology Fast50, has received multiple industry awards from the international marketing community. The company is committed to helping clients access digital China with its omni-channel, data-driven marketing solutions that deliver uniquely sharpened marketing capabilities and outstanding advertising results.

Most recently, iClick subsidiary OptAim (Beijing) Information Technology Co., Ltd was recognized by Tencent Ads as a 2019 Gold Service Provider. Tencent Ads also named OptAim the winner of three major annual awards for the second half of 2019: “Outstanding Contribution of the Year,” “Best Technology & Data Application Award,” and “Best Branding Awards.”

In November 2019, company co-founder and CEO Sammy Hsieh was chosen as the winner of the “EY Entrepreneur of The Year China 2019 Award in Technology Category,” an award recognizing his entrepreneurial acumen, innovative spirit and strong leadership. As one of the world’s most prestigious business accolades, the “EY Entrepreneur of The Year” awards program honors those who accomplish success by combining ability with opportunity, and inspire others with great vision, leadership and outstanding achievement.

iClick won the Annual Influential Platform Award and the Innovation Golden Award in Marketing at the Creative Award 2019, as well as the Best Tourism Marketing Agency. The company was also the recipient of the “Best Brand and Performance Marketing Award” at the Performance Marketing Ecosystem Summit 2018 hosted by the Advertising & Marketing Service, a division of Tencent Holdings Limited.

The company in 2018 was also recognized as “Platinum Service Partner of Tencent Social Ads” at the Tencent Key Accounts Mid-Year Summit held in Beijing. The mobile division of iClick, Optaim, received the same award beginning in 2016. Optaim was also the “Best DSP Partner” and “Key Account Data Partner” of Tencent, making it the only player in China with such unique and deep level of cooperation with Tencent Social Ads.

Leadership

Sammy Wing Hong Hsieh, chairman of the board and co-founder, was CEO from 2009 to 2019. Prior to co-founding iClick, Hsieh held senior positions in several prominent technology companies. He was general manager for Asia Pacific at Efficient Frontier (now an Adobe company), a leading digital performance marketing company, and was director of Search Marketing at Yahoo Hong Kong from 2000-2008. Hsieh received a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Jian Tang, director, CEO and co-founder, has 20 years of experience in digital advertising and is well-known in China for his expertise in advertising technologies and big data. In 2012, he founded OptAim, which was acquired by iClick in 2015, and has served key research, engineering and management roles at Yahoo’s global research and development center. Tang received his doctorate in computer engineering from Tsinghua University and was named by Campaign Asia as one of the leaders in its Digital A-List in 2016.

Terence Chi Wai Li, chief financial officer, has 15 years of experience in financial management, investment and business operations. He has served in management roles and advisory capacities at several start-ups, in addition to financial management and fundraising roles. He previously worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers, specializing in M&A due diligence and cross border tax and deal structuring projects. Li received an MBA from Oxford University’s Said Business School. He is a Fellow Member of ACCA, a Member of HKICPA, and a Chartered Financial Analyst.

iClick Interactive Asia Group Ltd. (NASDAQ: ICLK), closed Wednesday's trading session at $4.51, up 0.222222%, on 101,434 volume with 633 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 299,523 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $2.73000001/$5.48999977.

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Foresight Autonomous Holdings Ltd. (NASDAQ: FRSX) (TASE: FRSX)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Foresight Autonomous Holdings Ltd. (FRSX).

Foresight Autonomous Holdings (NASDAQ: FRSX) (TASE: FRSX), an innovator in automotive vision systems, today provided an update on its operational and financial measures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the update, the company and its wholly owned subsidiaries, Foresight Automotive Ltd. and Eye-Net Mobile Ltd., are fully maintaining business activities as usual, with minimal impact to research and development, business development and marketing. In response to the COVID-19 outbreak and its financial implications, Foresight took decisive action to reduce its monthly cash burn spending by more than 20%. To view the full press release, visit http://nnw.fm/zzN7Y

Foresight Autonomous Holdings Ltd. (NASDAQ: FRSX) (TASE: FRSX), founded in 2015 and headquartered in Israel, is a technological innovator in automotive vision systems and driver assistance technology. Through its wholly owned subsidiary, Foresight Automotive Ltd., Foresight is engaged in the design, development and commercialization of stereo/quad-camera vision systems and V2X cellular-based solutions for the automotive industry based on 3D video analysis, advanced algorithms for image processing and sensor fusion. The company’s powerful and patented stereoscopic technology is derived from field-proven technology that has been deployed throughout the world for almost two decades.

Foresight’s innovative autonomous driving solutions are based on mature, proprietary stereoscopic image technology that uses two synchronized cameras to mimic human depth perception and produce a three-dimensional image. This 3D image can anticipate possible collisions with other vehicles, cyclists, pedestrians and other obstacles. The technology provides highly accurate real-time alerts about the vehicle’s surroundings while in motion. The systems are designed to improve driving safety by enabling highly accurate and reliable threat detection while ensuring the lowest rates of false alerts.

The company’s patents provide IP protection for its robust and proven proprietary stereoscopic technology, which was developed using the security technology of Foresight’s major shareholder, Magna B.S.P.

Foresight has developed three main products:

  • QuadSight™. This breakthrough detection system sets the bar for autonomous vehicle vision. It features nearly 100 percent obstacle detection with almost zero false alerts and operates optimally under all weather and lighting conditions, including darkness, rain, fog, haze and glare. QuadSight™ is the first quad-camera multi-spectral vision solution of its kind, driven by advanced and proven image processing algorithms. The system consists of two sets of stereoscopic infra-red and visible-light cameras that enable highly accurate and reliable obstacle detection for seamless 24/7 vision.
  • Eyes-On™. This solution uses advanced algorithms for accurate depth analysis and obstacle detection to provide a unique stereo vision Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS). It can detect all potential obstacles regardless of shape, form or material, including other vehicles, cyclists, pedestrians and animals. It has an accuracy and reliability of almost 100 percent and near zero false alerts.
  • Eye-Net™. This is a cellular-based accident prevention solution that is designed to provide real-time pre-collision alerts to vehicles and pedestrians. This proprietary system is deployed on smartphones and cloud-based servers operating on existing cellular networks, and it eliminates the need for additional designated hardware. Eye-Net™ is designed to provide a complementary layer of protection to advanced driver assistance systems and extends this protection to road users who are not in direct line of sight. It is optimally designed for both urban environments and high-speed scenarios to provide protection for the most vulnerable road users. On March 28, 2018, Foresight announced that it had completed a successful feasibility study of its Eye-Net™ accident prevention solution involving 120 users of Android and iOS cell phones located across Israel.

In 2017, Foresight sought more opportunities within the international market. The Company signed pilot agreements with three leading car manufacturers in China and completed pilot projects meeting all pre-defined requirements and criteria. In addition, FRSX completed a pilot project with Uniti Sweden.

Studies by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety continue to emphasize the dramatic reduction in accidents and injury-related crashes reported when vehicles are equipped with collision avoidance systems. A recent study by the Institute states that the rate of single-vehicle, sideswipe and head-on crashes was 11 percent lower in vehicles with the warning systems. More importantly, the study shows collision avoidance technology cut the rates of injury crashes of the same type by 21 percent.

Foresight Autonomous Holdings, Inc. also holds a 32 percent interest in RailVision, a company that develops advanced systems for railway safety and maintenance. RailVision has successfully completed 13 tests in Israel, Germany, Italy and Switzerland in addition to a real-time system test with a European railway operator. Over the course of 2017, RailVision successfully completed rounds of financing totaling $5.8 million and started the process of licensing the system according to European standards.

Haim Siboni is the founder of Foresight and has served as the company’s chief executive officer and director since 2015. Siboni, a passionate entrepreneur, has an extensive background in the marketing and business management sectors in the fields of electronics, video, TV, multimedia, computerized systems, line and wireless telecommunication, design and development of systems and devices, including electro-optic radar systems. He is the founder and CEO of Magna B.S.P., Foresight’s major shareholder and a leading innovator in the field of homeland security surveillance solutions.

Foresight Autonomous Holdings Ltd. (FRSX), closed Wednesday's trading session at $0.69, up 6.1212%, on 8,416 volume with 57 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 60,623 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.460999995/$2.94000005.

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Cannabis Global, Inc. (OTC: MCTC)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Cannabis Global, Inc. (MCTC).

Cannabis Global (OTC: MCTC), a cannabinoid and hemp extract science forward company developing infusion and delivery technologies, today announced the licensing of several patent-pending technologies to Sugarmade’s (OTCQB: SGMD) Sacramento-based BudCars Cannabis Delivery Service for use in cannabis edibles for the regulated California marketplace. To view the full press release, visit http://cnw.fm/6kMBd

Cannabis Global, Inc. (OTC: MCTC) is an innovator in the field of cannabinoid nanoparticles and infusion technologies with several important cannabinoid patents filed and an active research and development program underway. The company was reorganized during June of 2019 and announced its intent to enter the cannabis sector and change its corporate identity to Cannabis Global Inc. The company is headquartered in Los Angeles, California.

With the hemp and cannabis industries rapidly expanding in terms of market size, acceptance and number of market participants, MCTC plans to concentrate its efforts on the middle portions of the hemp and cannabis value chain. The company is actively pursuing R&D programs and productization of advanced cannabinoid delivery systems, based on solid polymeric nanoparticles and fibers. These technologies hold the promise to revolutionize the science of cannabinoid bio-enhancement for use in foods, beverages, consumer products and in transdermal applications. Because of nanoparticles’ ability to be quickly absorbed into the bloodstream, nanotechnology has been utilized in the food and drug industry for some time and has the potential for tremendous growth in the cannabis industry (http://nnw.fm/v6RQ6).

Cutting-Edge Technology

MCTC is at the cutting-edge of the cannabis industry’s trends with its emphasis on polymeric nanotechnology. This is not to be confused with the more basic oil-in-water nano-emulsions currently marketed to the food and beverage industry. The company’s polymer-based particles offer significant loading of active ingredients and unmatched flexibility and customization, allowing for myriad combinations of cannabinoids with unique performance characteristics. MCTC believes polymeric nanotechnology particles will be a critical technology area for the cannabinoid formulation marketplace.

The company continues to build its R&D program, specifically researching the development of improving methods to make cannabinoids available to living systems. Instrumental in the research program is the development of novel polymeric nanoparticles and nanofibers. These have the potential to elevate the potential of cannabinoid products in the following ways (http://nnw.fm/cK3Bl):

  • Significantly improving bioavailability
  • Allowing for ultra-high loading rates
  • Enhancing customization of cannabinoid combinations
  • Improved dosing precision
  • Providing more control in release parameters

MCTC leadership understands the importance of developing intellectual property (IP) in the ever-evolving cannabis industry. A recent Forbes article described IP as “critical for creating true differentiation between companies and their product and service offerings” (http://nnw.fm/57Fjh). Recognizing the importance of IP, MCTC has been consistent in its application for patents to protect its innovative nanotechnology applications.

Patents

MCTC has now filed four patents on its cannabinoid delivery technology systems:

  • The company first collaborated with Cannabis Nanosciences Inc. on technologies. This became the basis for its first patent filing on an innovative edible dissolvable film for cannabinoid ingestion.
  • Its second patent filing for cannabinoid nanoparticles combined TPGS, a water-soluble form of vitamin E.
  • Its third patent filing involved a unique 4th dimension, 3D printed cannabinoid delivery system for beverages.
  • Its fourth patent, considered its most significant, broadly covers many aspects of nanoparticles and nano fibers comprising one or more cannabinoids disposed at least partially within a water-soluble medium.

Collaborations

MCTC collaborated with Marijuana Company Inc. (OTCQB: MCOA) subsidiary hempSmart Inc., under a hemp extract and CBD product supply agreement wherein hempSmart will utilize its extensive network of marketing partners to market MCTC’s powered drink mixes and other CBD edibles online. These products are designed for the dry beverage and edibles sector and will be supplied by MCTC. They incorporate the company’s patent-pending cannabinoid infusion technologies and will be trademarked as Hemp You Can Feel (TM) and Gummies You Can Feel (TM).

Leadership

MCTC CEO and chairman Arman Tabatabaei boasts 15 years of management and operations experience and is considered an expert at data collection and analysis relative to resource management, risk forecasting, and profit and loss management. He has acted as a consultant with Cannabis Strategic Ventures (OTCQB: NUGS) and played an instrumental role in improving operations at Sugarmade Inc. (OTCQB: SGMD) relative to the company’s hydroponic growth supplies initiatives.

MCTC founder and director Robert Hymers also brings a seasoned perspective, having had significant experiences in the cannabis industry and as a financial executive and consultant. He is the managing partner of Pinnacle Tax Services in Los Angeles and was previously CFO and director of Marijuana Company of America Inc. (OTC: MCOA). He is currently a member of the Strategic Advisory Board at Massroots Inc. and acts as a consultant to both Cannabis Strategic Ventures Inc. and Sugarmade Inc. Hymers’ background in tax accounting, auditing, SEC reporting, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate finance has immense value in his current position at MCTC Holdings.

Cannabis Global, Inc. (MCTC), closed Wednesday's trading session at $0.23, up 9.5238%, on 44,696 volume with 34 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 8,194 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.05/$3.00.

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Green Growth Brands Inc. (CSE: GGB) (OTCQB: GGBXF)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Green Growth Brands Inc. (OTCQB: GGBXF).

Green Growth Brands Inc. (CSE: GGB) (OTCQB: GGBXF) was featured today in the 420 with CNW by CannabisNewsWire. Aside from grinding most economies to a halt, the Coronavirus pandemic has severely impacted drug legalization campaigns all over the world. The scene in Mexico wasn’t much different. Legislators had been working on marijuana legalization when efforts to curb the spread of the virus made it impossible for them to complete the bill by the original April 2020 deadline.

Green Growth Brands Inc. (CSE: GGB) (OTCQB: GGBXF) is a lifestyle-oriented cannabis and cannabidiol (“CBD”) consumer products company with a portfolio of lifestyle brands customized to connect specific, like-minded customers. Each Green Growth Brand provides the best quality products within a retail experience that appeals to users in an environment that is emotionally branded and easy to navigate.

In the next five years, the cannabis industry will generate more than $28 billion of new revenue from an estimated 14 million new customers, according to Ackrell Capital’s 2018 Cannabis Investment Report. Meanwhile, Hemp Business Journal projects that the CBD market will increase 8x to $3 billion by 2021, up from $200 million in 2017. Green Growth Brand intends to dominate in these markets with a lineup up products grown, manufactured and presented with the highest quality standards in mind.

Products under the Green Growth Brand umbrella include:

  • CAMP: A kiosk-type store where consumers can experience beautifully crafted lifestyle products that enhance one’s journey to self-discovery.
  • Seventh Sense: A CBD-infused body care collection crafted from the finest botanicals and fragrances on earth. Created to maximize the properties and aromatics of each ingredient, Seventh Sense natural products are CBD-infused botanical therapy.
  • Meri+Jayne: Fiercely authentic and wholly unapologetic, Meri+Jayne is a youthful, full-on celebration of what makes each person unique. Expect the unexpected when it comes to this mix of amazing products.
  • Green Lily: A place for women to explore a new world of wellness. With advice on every product, from efficacy to usage, Green Lily guides guests through beautiful new ways to experience cannabis and CBD.
  • The +Source: Located in Las Vegas and Henderson, Nevada, The+Source dispensaries operated by Green Growth Brands serve both medical patients and retail customers. Green Growth Brands also operates a grow and production facility in Post, Nevada, and recently entered into definitive agreements to acquire a Pahrump, Nevada, cultivation facility.
  • XanthicBiopharms is the owner of valuable intellectual property that turns THC(Tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD into a water-soluble substance. As a result of combining Green Growth Brands and Xanthic, this technology is being used to create incredible new products.

Business Strategy

Green Growth Brands has identified numeroushitches in the current cannabis retail space. The company intends to counter these challenges and provide a customer experience ripe with a friendly staff, in-stock assortments, efficient operations and more. The company’s retail partners provide distribution opportunities within 4,000 stores, as well as robust and established digital platforms to best reach the modern consumer.

Management

Green Growth Brands brings together a collection of expert retailers, scientists, botanists, developers, artists and business leaders for the benefit of building community. Led by an executive management team steeped in decades of experience with several of America’s most successful brands, including Victoria’s Secret, American Eagle Outfitters, Bath & Body Works, Limited Brands and Designer Shoe Warehouse, Green Growth Brands is uniquely positioned to create memorable brands, retail experiences, and quality products for the emerging cannabis industry.

Chief Executive Officer Peter Horvath heads strategy and execution across all company channels, and previously took shoe retailer DSW public on the NYSE at $1.5 billion. As a dynamic, creative brand leader, team builder, and specialty retail veteran with deep roots in finance, Horvath’s unique ability to understand the big picture while never missing the subtle details is a critical factor in Green Growth Brands’ success and brand popularity among customers.

Chief Marketing Officer Scott Razek is a brand strategist, storyteller and strategic marketer. Razek‘s 25 years of experience in brand building, product development and customer experience focus are a key differentiator for the Green Growth Brands portfolio.

CAO Ed Kistner brings 33 years of multifaceted experience at leading retail businesses, notably in finance, merchandise planning, operations and stores. His well-rounded experiences in fast-changing environments position Kistner to be the architect of the operational execution at Green Growth Brands.

CSO Kellie Wurtzman brings significant retail leadership to Green Growth Brands with a proven track record of leading high-performance stores and teams across multiple retail sectors. Her unmatched experience in identifying and supporting developing business opportunities is ideal for evolving the cannabis industry and will be instrumental in expanding operations at Green Growth Brands.

Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, Green Growth Brands is traded on the Canadian Securities Exchange and on the OTCQB, providing investors with increased access to data, transparency and liquidity.

Green Growth Brands Inc. (OTCQB: GGBXF), closed Wednesday's trading session at $0.05, even for the day, on 390,535 volume with 148 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 899,358 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.039099998/$4.48999977.

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The Green Organic Dutchman (TSX: TGOD) (OTC: TGODF)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight The Green Organic Dutchman (OTC: TGODF).

The Green Organic Dutchman Holdings Ltd (TSX:TGOD) (OTCQX:TGODF) announced Wednesday that it has entered into a $30 million secured revolving credit facility with a private lender. The company said the facility, secured on accounts receivable and inventory with a second lien over the company's other assets, has an initial term of one year and is subject to renewal for up to an additional year. Upon closing, TGOD will be able to draw $10 million. The remaining $20 million will become available as cannabis company ramps up its operations and an additional borrowing base becomes available from inventory and accounts receivable generated from operations. 

The Green Organic Dutchman (TSX: TGOD) (OTC: TGODF), whose principal location is in Hamilton, Ontario, produces farm grown, organic, pesticide-free medical cannabis in small batches using all natural, organic craft growing principles. TGOD is licensed under the Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (ACMPR) to cultivate medical cannabis. The company carries out its principal activities producing cannabis pursuant to the provisions of the ACMPR and the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (Canada).

Committed to becoming the global leader in delivering organic cannabis solutions that enhance people’s lives, TGOD consistently adheres to the highest levels of excellence. Its world-class management team includes a proven group of leaders with outstanding executive and operational experience specific to consumer packaged goods, consumer products, cannabis and finance industries.

TGOD is positioned as one of the highest quality and most cost efficient cannabis producers in Canada by leveraging innovative technology and low-cost power solutions. It holds one of the largest land packages under a single ACMPR license in Canada, providing future cannabis Agri-park style development and opportunities for joint ventures, licensing and distribution partners. Its industry leading alliance partners include Eaton, Ledcor Group and Hamilton Utilities Corp.

Eaton is the second largest power management company in the world and promises to supply innovative and cost effective power solutions to meet TGOD’s growing demands. Construction management is supplied by Ledcor, Canada’s second largest multidisciplinary construction company and a pioneer in the Green Building Industry. An alliance with Hamilton Utilities Corp allows TGOD to reduce its power costs from $0.13 per kWh to less than $0.05 per kWh. Greenhouse design is provided by Larssen Greenhouse, whose 25-plus years of experience in building some of the most modern and sophisticated greenhouses in the industry will provide TGOD with state of the art, climate-controlled hybrid greenhouse solutions.

Canada is quickly becoming a hub for cannabis investors with over $1.3 billion raised by Canadian companies to date. There are 58 licensed producers to service a population of 36 million and only two organic producers. TGOD, which holds licenses in Ontario and Quebec, is strategically located in both provinces that together claim 22 million Canadians as residents. Another estimated 57 million people live next door in six U.S. bordering states.

The Canadian cannabis market currently has a massive supply demand gap, which makes TGOD’s expansion plans even more important to investors. These plans include a combined build-out capacity of 970,000 square feet, allowing TGOD to produce 116,000 kg annually of organic cannabis. Upon completion, Phase One in Hamilton, Ontario, which is fully funded, will provide 150,000 square feet of growing capacity capable of producing up to 14,000 kg of cannabis or $112 million in revenue at $8 a gram.

The company’s Quebec expansion will be constructed on a recently secured 75-acre property near Montreal. This new property has a planned expansion of 820,000 square feet capable of producing 102,000 kg of organic cannabis. The first phase of this expansion is underway and construction is expected to be completed by the end of 2018. Quebec’s first phase will consist of 220,000 square feet capable of producing 22,000 kg of cannabis. Two additional expansion phases will add 250,000 square feet (26,000 kg of cannabis) and 350,000 square feet (54,000 kg of cannabis). Power costs remain exceptionally low for both facilities with access to all other needed utilities available and close by.

TGOD also plans to gain a share of the burgeoning cannabis oils market which by Q1 2017 accounted for 49 percent of all cannabis sold in Canada under the ACMPR, up from only 27% in Q2 2016. TGOD has ordered a purpose-built extraction laboratory with an estimated commission in Q4 of 2017. This is a commercial-scale CO2 extraction unit capable of processing up to 12,000 kg of raw material per year and producing approximately $170 million worth of organic cannabis oils. Raw cannabis oil provides a significant downstream manufacturing opportunity into several potential recreational market verticals including edibles, beverages, topicals and concentrates.

Data from the Canadian ACMPR Market Trends report indicates a rising number of consumers will continue to seek out healthier, less conspicuous ways to consume cannabis, ensuring sales of organic cannabis oil products remain brisk. Organic cannabis products demand a significant premium compared to non-organic products and the demand keeps growing.

Plans to take the company public are underway with an initial public offering (IPO) slated for January 2018. In November, the company raised $13 million in equity financing and in March closed a $27 million non-brokered private placement. Another $20 million is currently being raised before the IPO in January, which will be utilized for expansion plans.

TGOD is uniquely positioned between the medical and recreational cannabis industry since Canada is scheduled to legalize cannabis for all adults in mid-2018. As of August 2017, TGOD has 2,400 shareholders. Established in 2012, TGOD’s motto, “Making Life Better,” can be seen in its strategic partnerships, top quality management team, and dedication to organic farming and principles.

To learn more about the company and how to invest, contact TGOD directly at financing@tgod.ca

The Green Organic Dutchman (OTC: TGODF), closed Wednesday's trading session at $0.19, off by 0.679561%, on 446216 volume with 206 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 1,056,366 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.150000005/$3.46000003.

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The Movie Studio Inc. (OTC: MVES)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight The Movie Studio Inc. (OTC: MVES).

The Movie Studio Inc. (OTC: MVES) is a vertically integrated motion picture production company focused on acquiring, developing, producing and distributing independent motion picture content for worldwide consumption via subscription and advertiser video on demand (SVOD/AVOD), over the top (OTT) platforms, foreign sales and various media devices. The company is currently engaged in establishing its own OTT VOD platform to integrate both its own and aggregated feature film projects, television programming and other media intellectual properties. The Movie Studio is disrupting traditional media content delivery systems with its digital business model of motion picture distribution, and the company intends to create a direct server access platform of its content with geo-fractured territories for worldwide distribution.

The company has launched The Movie Studio App on Google Play and the App Store, enabling users to both view the company’s content and potentially become part of it. The app is in the completion stage, and The Movie Studio is conducting its final beta test of the app’s unique “audition submission” function, leveraging the company’s “Watch Our Movies, Be in Our Movies!” content platform and “Everyone’s a Star” campaign, which will be marketed via social media. Using the app, subscribers can upload a thumbnail photo of themselves along with a selfie video audition submission that showcases them reading character dialog. Audition submissions will then be reviewed by producers for possible participation of the auditionee in upcoming feature films.

The audition submission function provides the subscriber the ability to disrupt traditional motion picture casting and management, enabling access to participation in The Movie Studio’s independent motion picture and media content. At the same time, for the company this significantly reduces capital expenditures associated with those traditional media mechanisms. The Movie Studio’s unique business model capitalizes on the global demand for film content through the production and distribution of its own films while also providing opportunities for direct viewer involvement in its content.

The company operates using a growth-by-acquisition strategy that includes:

  • Purchasing legacy film libraries.
  • Upgrading acquired films to 4K resolution and remonetizing with “new” film content on popular VOD streaming platforms across the internet.
  • Strategic partnerships and media content alignment with other OTT platforms and cross-collateralization of leverageable media assets for worldwide distribution.
  • Producing micro-budget motion picture content with substantial production value utilizing new 4K technology and the company’s extensive legacy resources and unique production process, thereby significantly reducing capital expenditures while allowing for the potential of significant return on investment (ROI) with one successful production.
  • Controlling its revenue streams through server-driven geo-fracturing global territories and its own OTT platform.

Currently, The Movie Studio is producing three upcoming feature films: “Cause and Effect,” “The Last Warhead” and “PEGASUS” — all with completed electronic press kits and pitch decks and fully produced motion picture-quality trailers ready for talent, distribution and financial integration.

The company has been successful in producing, casting and distributing its films on major SVOD platforms without recognizable stars, which reduces capital expenditures. However, The Movie Studio intends to integrate recognizable stars into the productions at value propositions either pre- or post-completion of the intellectual property.

Through successful beta testing, The Movie Studio has monetized film assets on the Amazon, tubi tv, Comcast and Showtime platforms.

The company’s proposed server-based model will provide licensing payment from global territories without third-party distribution fees, which have traditionally been as high as 35%.

Founded in 1961 and formerly known as Destination Television, Inc., the company changed its name to The Movie Studio, Inc. in November 2012. The Movie Studio is headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Cord-Cutting Creates Opportunity for VOD Players

Consumers are no longer content waiting for their favorite programming to come on the air – they expect instant streaming access where and how they want it. This has led to increased “cord cutting,” with consumers severing ties with their traditional pay TV providers in favor of digital streaming services.

With the advent of smart TVs with app integration, consumers can now watch what they want to watch when they want to watch it, fracturing traditional cable bundling mechanisms.

With pay TV usage steadily declining – satellite and cable TV businesses in the United States lost approximately 6 million customers in 2019 alone – streaming platforms are poised to potentially replace traditional pay TV distribution models altogether. Approximately 12,000 U.S. consumers are cutting the cord every day.

As this shift in media delivery continues and as digital devices become more sophisticated and bandwidth increases, VOD platforms have the potential to scale significantly. The Hollywood “streaming wars” of recent years have created an environment in which smaller competitors, like The Movie Studio, are able to emerge as major brands.

The Movie Studio Inc. (OTC: MVES), closed Wednesday's trading session at $0.015, up 50.00%, on 16,808 volume with 5 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 56,173 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.009999999/$0.07.

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