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Posts made in November, 2016

KCAU-TV 9 announces historic move to state-of-the-art facility

By on Nov 30, 2016 in Press Release | 0 comments

KCAU-TV, Sioux City, Iowa, announced today that the television station will be moving from 625 Douglas Street in Downtown Sioux City to a new state of the art broadcasting facility at 5993 Gordon Drive.  The anticipated move to the new facility will take place in the first quarter of 2017. In 2014, Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc. purchased KCAU-TV from longtime owners, Citadel Communications.  Soon after the acquisition, it was determined that the current location no longer met the needs of KCAU.  In April 2016, a new location was identified and on October 1st, construction began on the $2.5 million project. For the past 63 years, KCAU-TV has made Downtown Sioux City its home. In 1953, then KVTV transformed the historic Tomba Ballroom into the very first television station in Sioux City Iowa.  In 1967, the station joined the ABC television network and changed its call letters to KCAU-TV.  KCAU quickly became one of the highest rated ABC affiliates in the country and the dominant news station in Siouxland for over two decades.   KCAU was the first television station in Sioux City to broadcast in color and the first station to offer full high definition programming. “Our current facility has served us well for over 6 decades, but it is time for a change.” stated John Curry, Vice President and General Manager of KCAU.  “Broadcast industry pioneers have walked the halls of this building over the years.  People like Tom Peterson, Dave Nixon, Jim Henry, Gene Sherman, Greg Lund and Julie White to name a few.  Now it’s time to start a new chapter of excellence in broadcasting.  The entire KCAU team is excited and eager to continue the storied legacy of KCAU.”  Nexstar was founded in 1996 by broadcast industry veteran Perry A. Sook to own, operate and provide services to television stations in mid-size markets across the United States. Nexstar’s organization-wide commitment to broadcasting excellence for local viewers and unparalleled marketing results for advertisers has been a key component of the company’s success and long-term growth. Nexstar continues to selectively build its station base toward a diversified media company that leverages localism to bring new services and value to consumers and advertisers through its traditional media, eMedia, digital...

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PRESS RELEASE: DCC Finish Line Celebration To Include Concert With Counting Crows

By on Nov 30, 2016 in Press Release | 0 comments

Dolphins Cancer Challenge (DCC) today announced multiplatinum musicians Counting Crows will headline the DCC VII Finish Line Celebration on February 11, 2017 at Hard Rock Stadium. General admission tickets are on sale now at DolphinsCancerChallenge.com for $32. Proceeds from the Concert Celebration on the Hard Rock Stage will be part of the gift given to Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami. Since its inception, the DCC has raised more than $16.5 million, donating 100 percent of participant-raised funds to Sylvester. “Cancer touches everyone and we’re excited to join the Dolphins in their fight to tackle cancer,” Counting Crows lead vocalist Adam Duritz said. “We will be there rocking Hard Rock Stadium for all those who ride, run, walk, volunteer and fundraise for cancer research.” “We are excited to add the Counting Crows concert to the event festivities at the Dolphins Cancer Challenge on February 11,” Miami Dolphins President CEO Tom Garfinkel said. “One hundred percent of the fundraising goes to fight cancer. You don’t have to have cancer to fight cancer.” DCC VII weekend will commence with the Kickoff Party on Friday, Feb. 10, followed by the DCC signature event on Saturday Feb. 11 that will include five bike routes through South Florida, a run/walk 5K, a Concert Celebration on the Hard Rock Stage as well as the addition of a Dolphins Youth Ride and a Youth 5K for kids ages 14-17 – extending the opportunity for cancer fighters to be of all ages and all capabilities. All routes for DCC VII lead to Hard Rock Stadium. More information on all of the activities associated with the DCC can be found at DolphinsCancerChallenge.com. About Dolphins Cancer Challenge The Dolphins Cancer Challenge (DCC) was founded in 2010 by the Miami Dolphins organization as the signature initiative of the Foundation’s health pillar. The DCC’s mission is to improve people’s lives through financial support for innovative cancer research at South Florida’s only academic-based cancer center – Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami. Since its inception, the DCC has raised more than $16.5 million, donating 100 percent of participant-raised funds to Sylvester. For additional information, please visit DolphinsCancerChallenge.com. About Counting Crows Adam Duritz (vocals), Jim Bogios (drums),...

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CanniMed Therapeutics Inc. Announces Filing of Preliminary Prospectus

By on Nov 29, 2016 in Press Release | 0 comments

SASKATOON, Saskatchewan–(BUSINESS WIRE)–CanniMed Therapeutics Inc. (“CMED” or the “Company”), a leading plant biopharmaceutical company specializing in the production of pharmaceutical-grade cannabis, announced today that it has filed a preliminary prospectus with the securities regulatory authorities in each of the provinces of Canada, except Quebec, in connection with a proposed initial public offering (the “Offering”) of its common shares (“Common Shares”). A copy of the preliminary prospectus is available on SEDAR (www.sedar.com). The Offering will be made through a syndicate of underwriters led by AltaCorp Capital Inc. The preliminary prospectus has not yet become final for the purposes of the sale of the securities, and information contained in the preliminary prospectus may not be complete and may have to be amended. There will not be any sale or any acceptance of an offer to buy the securities until a receipt for the final prospectus has been issued. No securities regulatory authority has either approved or disapproved of the contents of this news release. The Common Shares have not been, nor will they be, registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or any state securities laws, and may not be offered or sold in the United States, or to or for the account or benefit of any person in the United States, absent registration or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any Common Shares in the United States, or in any other jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful. About CanniMed Therapeutics Inc. The Company is a Canadian-based, international plant biopharmaceutical company and a leader in the Canadian medical cannabis industry, with 15 years’ of pharmaceutical cannabis cultivation experience, state-of-the-art, GMP-compliant production process, including 281 points of quality control, and world class research and development platforms with a wide range of pharmaceutical-grade cannabis products. In addition, the Company has an active plant biotechnology research and product development program focused on the production of plant-based materials for pharmaceutical, agricultural and environmental applications. CanniMed Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company, was the first producer to be licensed under the Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations, the...

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PRESS RELEASE – EASO Consultative Forum 2016

By on Nov 29, 2016 in Press Release | 0 comments

Press Release: EASO Consultative Forum in Athens attracts over 200 members of Civil Society Organisations and individuals  On 28-29 November 2016, the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) holds its sixth Consultative Forum plenary meeting. The aim of the event, which is organised annually, is to discuss ideas and experience from Civil Society, relevant to EASO’s work, in particular, the hotspots. For the first time, this meeting is held in Athens, Greece, in order to facilitate the participation of actors operating in the field of asylum and reception in Greece. New is also the adoption of a fully participatory format, which aims to result in an authentic dialogue, and offer the participants the opportunity to proactively engage, contribute to the agenda setting, and share ideas.  The meeting was opened by the European Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship, Dimitris Avramopoulos. Some of Europe’s most notable and active actors in the field of asylum will address the forum, including EASO Executive Director Jose Carreira, UNHCR Director of the Bureau for Europe Vincent Cochetel, the Director of the Greek Asylum Service Maria Stavropoulou, and ECRE Secretary General Catherine Wollard.  Download Press Release [EN]...

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US Senator refutes fake press release targeting Kuveyt-Turk bank

By on Nov 28, 2016 in Press Release | 0 comments

The latest debates on fake news have gotten a new touch by some unknown group of people who on purpose leaked new allegations surrounding Turkey-based bank Kuveyt-Turk. A press release published on November 19 by PR News Channel claimed that U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), the second most powerful democrat in the Senate, would hold hearings to investigate two key banking institutions in Kuwait and whether they helped fund terrorism. The press release said Durbin-led Senate Judiciary Committee would target Kuwait Finance House and its alleged subsidiary in Turkey, the Kuveyt-Turk Participation Bank. A spokesman at Senator Durbin’s office flatly denied the report and said it was completely false. Meanwhile a representative of PR News Channel said on last Wednesday that the press release denied by Senator Durbin’s office was sent to them by a group called “United against Terror.” Online records do not indicate the existence of such group as PR News Channel refused to acknowledge the name of the contact person of the group per their protocol requires. The fake report has surfaced amidst the ongoing court case in California against two banks on terror funding charges. The lawsuit filed by St. Francis Assisi last summer, an association established by plaintiff’s lawyer Mogeeb Weiss one week prior the submission of the complaint, allegedly representing the relatives of Yazidis who suffered at the hands of Daesh in Syria and Iraq. Kuveyt-Turk’s lawyers dismissed the charges by saying the allegations have no merit because banks are not responsible for the allegations. Weiss claimed in his complaint that designated Al-Nusra financier Hajjaj Fahd al-Ajmi has been collecting money for Daesh on social media by sharing the bank account numbers belonging to some aid groups. The complaint says these two banks must be held accountable for unspecified Yazidi grievances at unspecified times and places. “The claims are incoherent: at the bottom, they are based on Daesh’s conduct, but the allegations confuse support for Al Nusrah—a different entity—with support for Daesh. Moreover, even assuming that Defendant Hajjaj assisted Daesh, no facts are alleged that either bank had any knowledge or involvement in any activities of Hajjaj or Daesh”, the lawyers of the defendants said on their motion against the complaint on November...

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