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ThursdayApr 19, 2018 2:18 pm

NetworkNewsBreaks – West Corp. Completes Acquisition of Nasdaq’s (NASDAQ: NDAQ) Public Relations Solutions and Digital Media Businesses

West Corporation, a global technology enablement company, recently announced that it has completed the acquisition of the public relations and digital media businesses from Nasdaq (NASDAQ: NDAQ) for approximately $335 million. The acquisition expands West’s portfolio of media intelligence, communication tools and multimedia services to include GlobeNewswire, web hosting, webcasts, media intelligence and influencers database. West and Nasdaq have entered an exclusive multi-year partnership, which offers eligible Nasdaq-listed clients continuous access to West’s press release distribution, web hosting, and webcasting solutions. “This partnership adds tremendous value and capability for thousands of clients as West continues to deliver and invest in global…

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ThursdayApr 19, 2018 11:33 am

NetworkNewsBreaks – EVIO, Inc. (EVIO) Launches Canadian Subsidiary, Enters Binding Agreement to Acquire Stake in Cannabis Testing Facility

EVIO, Inc. (OTCQB: EVIO), a leading provider of cannabis testing and scientific research for the regulated cannabis industry, this morning announced the establishment of a new and wholly-owned subsidiary, EVIO Canada, which will serve as the parent company for EVIO’s Canadian operations. Concurrently, EVIO Canada announced today that it has entered into a binding agreement to acquire 50 percent of Keystone Labs Inc., a privately held, independent contract-testing laboratory specializing in quality testing for regulated industries located in Edmonton, Alberta. “Keystone Labs is one of 37 laboratories licensed by Health Canada and one of only three laboratories that hold both…

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ThursdayApr 19, 2018 10:57 am

NetworkNewsBreaks – Standard Lithium Ltd. (TSX.V: SLL) (FRA: S5L) (OTCQX: STLHF) Successfully Completes Gravity Geophysical Survey at Cadiz Dry Lake Project

Standard Lithium (TSX.V: SLL) (FRA: S5L) (OTCQX: STLHF) this morning announced that Hasbrouck Geophysics Inc. has successfully completed a large-scale gravity geophysical survey at the company’s Cadiz Dry Lake Project located in the Mojave area of California. Hasbrouck Geophysics collected gravity readings from 89 new stations, integrated 85 public domain gravity stations, and integrated data over approximately 211 km2. Repeat readings of new stations ranged between 0.014 and 0.027 mGals, while the spread for base readings (both field and absolute) is between 0.009 and 0.015 mGals, representing that the data are of excellent quality. The results obtained from the survey will be…

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ThursdayApr 19, 2018 10:24 am

NetworkNewsBreaks – Hiku Brands Co. Ltd. (CSE: HIKU) (OTC: DJACF) and WeedMD, Inc. (TSX-V: WMD) (OTC: WDDMF) (FSE: 4WE) Enter Agreement to Merge

Canada’s first vertically-integrated cannabis brand house Hiku Brands Co. Ltd. (CSE: HIKU) (OTC: DJACF), along with WeedMD Inc. (TSX-V: WMD) (OTC: WDDMF) (FSE: 4WE), this morning announced that the companies have entered into a definitive agreement to merge the two companies. Upon completion of the transaction, existing Hiku and WeedMD shareholders will own roughly 51.75% and 48.25% of the combined company, respectively, on a fully-diluted basis. Common shares of the resulting entity are anticipated to be listed on the TSX Venture Exchange, subject to regulatory approvals. Hiku and WeedMD are hosting a conference call on Friday, April 20, 2018 beginning at 10…

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ThursdayApr 19, 2018 10:16 am

NetworkNewsBreaks – Global Payout, Inc. (GOHE) Announces MoneyTrac Technology’s Planned Attendance at San Diego EarthFair

Payment solutions company Global Payout, Inc. (OTC: GOHE) this morning announced that MoneyTrac Technology, Inc. (“MTRAC”), a company in which GOHE currently holds an 18 percent ownership stake, will be in attendance at the 2018 San Diego EarthFair, which is scheduled to take place this Sunday, April 22, 2018, at Balboa Park. Per the update, EarthFair is the largest free environmental event in the world, and it will feature Cannabis Village, an area dedicated to the promotion of safe and effective consumption of cannabis and hemp products. EarthFair is expected to host 300 exhibitors and attract a crowd of up…

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ThursdayApr 19, 2018 9:38 am

NetworkNewsBreaks – Sunniva Inc. (SNNVF) Announces Plans to Release FY2017 Results on April 24

Vertically integrated medical cannabis company Sunniva Inc. (OTCQX: SNNVF) yesterday announced plans to release its fiscal results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2017, after market close on Tuesday, April 24, 2018. Per the update, the company’s executive management team will discuss the results during a conference call on Wednesday, April 25, 2018, at 11:30 am Eastern Time. Those interested in participating in this call can dial 1-800-319-4610 or 604-638-5340. An audio replay of the call will also be made available for two weeks following its conclusion. To access this replay, interested parties should dial 1-855-669-9658 or…

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ThursdayApr 19, 2018 9:37 am

NetworkNewsBreaks – First Cobalt Corp. (TSX.V: FCC) (OTCQB: FTSSF) Commences Refinery Restart Requirement Study

First Cobalt (TSX.V: FCC) (OTCQB: FTSSF) this morning announced that it has started a study of the First Cobalt Refinery to provide operating cost estimates for a future restart and expansion of the refinery. The refinery, located in the Canadian Cobalt Camp, is fully-owned by First Cobalt and is the only fully permitted cobalt refinery in North America that is capable of producing battery materials. The study will estimate the capital required to restart the refinery in its current configuration as well as an expansion scenario. "The First Cobalt Refinery is a unique and strategic asset that is fully permitted…

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ThursdayApr 19, 2018 9:10 am

NetworkNewsBreaks – Choom Holdings Inc. (CSE: CHOO) (OTCQB: CHOOF) Inks Definitive Agreement to Acquire Island Green Cure Ltd.

British Columbia-based cannabis cultivation firm Choom Holdings (CSE: CHOO) (OTCQB: CHOOF) this morning announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Island Green Cure Ltd. ("IGC"), an advanced-stage cannabis production license applicant under Health Canada's Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (“ACMPR”). IGC is currently in the "Confirmation of Readiness Stage" in the application process. Subject to customary closing conditions, the acquisition is anticipated to close at the end of April. "We are excited to secure our second acquisition and increase our total production capacity with another craft growing facility to cultivate Choom's premium handcrafted flower.…

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WednesdayApr 18, 2018 2:32 pm

NetworkNewsBreaks – Medical Cannabis Payment Solutions (REFG) Unveils Plans to Offer Bank Accounts to Licensed MMJ Establishments

Cannabis-focused financial services company Medical Cannabis Payment Solutions (OTC: REFG) today announced that it will begin offering bank accounts to qualified and licensed medical marijuana establishments. Per the update, the company’s website,, will soon be updated to allow online applications for banking services. “State licensed medical marijuana establishments should not be sidelined out of the basic banking services they need because of flaws and limitations to our federal medical marijuana policy,” Jeremy Roberts, CEO of REFG, stated in the news release. “Because of our end-to-end payment system, our successful government relations program, our focus on regulatory compliance, we believe…

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WednesdayApr 18, 2018 1:30 pm

NetworkNewsBreaks – AzurRx BioPharma Inc. (NASDAQ: AZRX) Releases Positive AZX1103 Preclinical Results

AzurRx BioPharma Inc. (NASDAQ: AZRX) today released positive results for preclinical testing of its AZX1103 product, a b-lactamase enzyme combination treatment designed to prevent hospital-acquired gastro-intestinal infections for patients receiving antibiotics in the hospital setting. As stated in the press release, “The series of preclinical studies investigated oral delivery of AZ1103 using three different capsule formulations: immediate-release, enteric-delivery or colonic-delivery. In all three formulations and at all doses tested, AZ1103 appeared to be well tolerated.  No side effects were observed and the animals showed normal behavior, standard food consumption and body weight gain. There was no evidence of acute toxicity,…

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