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$TGODF $TGOD Anticipates Growth as it Works to Reach Full Capacity

  • Despite stock market nervousness over cannabis’ undersupply since Canada legalized recreational use, market watchers expect rebound
  • The Green Organic Dutchman is building a relatively rare organic growing operation that’s expected to have low operating costs, premium pricing and green-friendly credentials
  • The company’s first crop will be delivered next month to select patients as management continues building toward industry-leading capacity
  • The Green Organic Dutchman expects 2019 to be a banner year as it works toward output of at least 170,000 kilograms per year
  • TGOD recently launched a brand new patient and consumer-focused website, which can be viewed at www.TGOD.ca

Canada’s legalization of cannabis for a full spectrum of adult uses created a bit of a land rush as investors moved to secure fertile ground for profits in the emerging market, but undersupply of cannabis product created a sense of caution, which was reflected in declining stock values as consumers also rushed to greet the plant’s legalization in numbers greater than the cultivators and their pipelines could sustain. Even so, industry watchers generally agree that the problem is temporary and should correct itself as growers such as The Green Organic Dutchman Holdings Ltd. (TSX: TGOD) (OTCQX: TGODF) get their operations up to capacity.

In an interview, Danny Brody, TGOD’s vice president of investor relations, stated, “This is exactly why we have waited to launch our product. We want the kinks to be worked out and have operational readiness across all divisions of our company. We want patients to not only enjoy our organic cannabis but also enjoy the experience of ordering that product from start to finish – the best customer service in the industry.”

Cannabis news outlet The Motley Fool noted that Canada’s top seven marijuana growers, which include The Green Organic Dutchman, lost nearly $300 million collectively during the most recently reported quarter as they worked to get their initial operations up to full capacity and distinguish their brands in a heavily competitive marketplace (http://nnw.fm/mN7uM), but the report states that the industry is “growing like a weed,” adding that “according to various Wall Street estimates, the legal industry in Canada could see around $5 billion in added annual sales from adult-use pot within a matter of years.”

The Green Organic Dutchman landed among the list of top growers, because it expects to approach 200,000 kilograms in annual yield during 2020, when at full capacity. A news release issued earlier this month in response to the annual general meeting of the company’s shareholders noted that its funded capacity is currently 170,000 kilograms, and it is building almost 1.4 million square feet of cultivation facilities across Ontario, Quebec and Jamaica (http://nnw.fm/UxR9H).

The necessary majority of shareholders approved all of the matters put forward by the company at the meeting, including the director nominees, showing the confidence that shareholders continue to place in the company’s focus.

“We are thrilled with the overwhelming support from shareholders at our AGM,” Board Chairman Jeff Scott stated in the news release. “2019 will be a pivotal year as TGOD’s flagship domestic facilities begin production ramp-up and sales commence in the coming weeks… I have the utmost confidence in our team as we solidify our organic leadership position and deliver on our goal of becoming the largest organic cannabis brand in the world.”

TGOD made a strategic decision to dedicate its first commercial crop to a closed group of patients and investors next month as a show of loyalty to the company’s boosters and the patients who “are most in need of medical cannabis therapy,” according to its quarterly report (http://nnw.fm/HD9qu).

TGOD is among a mere handful of Canadian cultivators dedicated to organic growing principles. While the capital expenditure is about 20 percent greater for an organic cannabis facility, the operating costs are lower to compensate (http://nnw.fm/g8tWl). When the company’s additional purpose-built greenhouses are completed, they will be among the largest LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) green building system-certified facilities in the world. They will also be completed to European Union good manufacturing practice standards to facilitate expansion into that market.

For more information, visit the company’s website at www.TGOD.ca

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$PFSF to Facilitate Trade Expansion with B2B Cross-border Platform

  • Pacific’s B2B cross-border platform aims to facilitate trade expansion
  • China strengthens trade ties with Latin America
  • Blockchain technology holds promise to improve food safety and quality

Different times call for different measures. In antiquity, caravans traversed the 4,000 miles between China and the West bearing silk, spices and news. They traveled along what is now known as the Silk Road, a term coined by German explorer Baron Ferdinand von Richthofen in the late nineteenth century. But that was then. Today, both goods and information can travel by other channels. While trade must go by train, boat and plane, trading information between East and West can occur electronically through a platform like the one being developed by Pacific Software, Inc. (OTC: PFSF). The tech company is out to facilitate trade between China and Brazil with an e-commerce trade platform that looks set to become an important hub in a digital Silk Road.

Trade between China and Brazil looks set to increase. Although China has been Brazil’s largest trading partner since 2009, trade between the two giants is a fraction of what it might be. Currently, exports and imports between the two countries run at around $40 billion per annum. This is a mere seven percent or so of the $600 billion traded between the U.S. and China. Moreover, the incentives for China to diversify its trading relationships are intensifying. The Trump administration’s approach is likely to keep trade between the two countries a matter of contention. As a result, China has been looking to do business further afield, and exhibitors from across the world, such as Pacific Software, having been showing up at China’s trade fairs.

Pacific Software took part in the recently concluded 124th Autumn Canton Fair, which ran from October 15 to November 4 in the city of Guangzhou. The company was a co-sponsor of ‘Latin America Night’, a featured event at the Fair, which is said to be China’s largest, typically attracting close to 20,000 vendors and about 200,000 buyers. Held on October 31, 2018, the Fair’s ‘Latin American Night’ provided an opportunity for Pacific Software to demonstrate its B2B e-commerce solutions and blockchain system.

Pacific’s Agri-Blockchain B2B e-commerce platform is designed to work as an overlay to existing international distribution channels. Initially, it will be employed to facilitate trade between Brazil and China, but it is expected to find additional application as China develops trading relationships in the Southern Hemisphere.

The PFSF platform will be developed using IBM’s Hyperledger Blockchain Backend as a Service (BaaS) infrastructure. The platform is expected to allow Pacific’s Agri-Blockchain technology to record, store and track a variety of digital product information, including farm origination details, batch numbers, factory and processing data, expiration dates, storage temperatures and shipping details. The B2B cross-border trade platform is expected to increase the diversity of China’s trading relationships, reduce costs by eliminating the plethora of middle men, shorten the trade process time cycle by replacing paper with digital records and, importantly, enhance food quality by providing faster alerts when food is contaminated.

The Silk Road team at Pacific Software is headed by Harrysen Mittler, Peter Pizzino and Wang-chan Wong. Mittler, CEO and chairman of the board at Pacific, has over 30 years’ experience in corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, business administration and commerce. He held the positions of chairman and president at Grand Prix Sports, Inc., which owned a stake in Nordic Racing Ltd., a FIA F3000 racing team and the support venue for the Formula 1 International auto racing series. He also served as CFO at Nortia Capital Partners Inc., a publicly traded merchant banking company, and Autoworks International Ltd., a company quoted on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

Pacific’s president is Peter Pizzino, an executive with an extensive career, spanning over 25 years, in the securities and investment industry. Pizzino has served in several NYSE boutique securities firms on Wall Street and has played a part in generating several hundred million U.S. dollars in client offerings. Pacific’s technical advisor is Wang-chan Wong, PhD. He is the founder of KB Quest Group Inc., a spin-off from which, Cobalt 47 Technologies Ltd., will construct Pacific’s multi-lingual e-commerce B2B and B2C trade platform. KBQuest Group, Inc. is the leading Microsoft distributor in China and was named ‘Microsoft SQL Partner of the Year 2017’.

For more information, visit the company’s website at www.PacificSoftwareInc.com

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$NETE Keeping Pace with Rising Demands for Online Payment Options

  • NETE platforms offer one-stop omni-channel processing solution with 100-plus payment options
  • E-commerce expected to become largest retail channel in the world by 2021
  • Consumers quickly migrating toward omni-channel shopping, with up to 80 percent of shoppers planning to buy online during 2018 holiday season
  • Online retail sales jumped 19.1 percent in 2018 over 2017 with U.S. retail sales totaling more than $850 billion
  • Growth in North American market drove Net Element’s net revenue up nine percent

Net Element, Inc. (NASDAQ: NETE), a global financial technology and value-added solutions provider that supports electronic payments in an omni-channel environment, is meeting the needs of businesses and consumers alike as the world’s retail environment continues to move more completely online. From mobile payments and value-added transactional innovations such as Digital Provider and Aptito to e-commerce and retail payment transaction processing brands like PayOnline and United Payments, Net Element is transforming the online and mobile experience for the better (http://nnw.fm/5V4Rg).

Forrester Research Inc. notes an increasing shift of business-to-business purchasing to e-commerce from more traditional forms of buying, with B2B online commerce in the United States expected to reach $9 trillion in total sales this year (http://nnw.fm/e7jpL). Consumers are also moving more of their purchases solely online, with retail online sales in 2018 jumping 19.1 percent over the previous year, according to Fortune magazine (http://nnw.fm/s1SM6).

Net Element, which develops multi-channel electronic payment solutions, has seen a significant increase in its North American business as well, according to a company news release. Ranked by Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500 as one of North America’s 500 fastest-growing companies in 2018, Net Element grew by 183 percent during the time period of recognition (http://nnw.fm/rUki5). Unified Payments, a brand of leading bankcard payment processing services under the NETE umbrella, is a particularly noteworthy contributor to the company’s overall growth. Unified Payments provides solutions for small and medium-sized enterprises throughout North America.

“We are excited to be recognized by Deloitte for our growth over the past three years. This is further affirmation that our approach to the reseller community levels the playing field and increases recurring sales for Unified Payments,” Net Element president of integrated payments Vlad Sadovskiy stated in a news release.

E-commerce is expected to become the largest retail channel in the world by 2021, according to Euromonitor International, outpacing sales through retail outlets, as detailed in a recent Forbes article (http://nnw.fm/Khov3). Net Element’s recent announcement to bundle Netevia Light Point-of-Sale (“POS”) mobile payments acceptance software in PAX A920 and A80 smart terminals developed by PAX Technology is seen as a robust solution to market demands (http://nnw.fm/M02ul).

“The mobile payments market is growing rapidly, and we are taking advantage of this trend by launching our proprietary software on multiple mobile touch points including PAX Technology smart terminal platform,” Vlad Sadovskiy, president of integrated payments for Net Element, stated in a news release. “Our robust application and PAX’s powerful hardware will enable business owners to process payments with greater ease and more flexibility than ever before.”

Net Element’s suite of application programming interfaces (APIs) and connectors power commerce for businesses of all sizes through multi-channel platforms, all-in-one digital solutions and end-to-end encryption of cardholder data utilizing tamper-resistant hardware that ensures integrity and simplifies security.

For more information, visit the company’s website at www.NetElement.com

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$YGYI Co-Founder Showcased in Globally-viewed Documentary

Leading omni-direct lifestyle company Youngevity International’s (NASDAQ: YGYI) co-founder Dr. Joel Wallach was recently featured in a documentary that highlights his impactful career of spreading health and wellness awareness worldwide. A recent article discussing the film reads, “A recent documentary on the Youngevity founder has been released by Carpe Diem Media. It is titled “The Audacity of Health: The Dr. Joel Wallach Story” and has already garnered a global following thanks to social media. The documentary traces the evolution of Wallach’s quest to spread health and wellness from the 1960s through his four decades of work in the industry. Most notably, the film showcases his early research-driven activism to save the white rhino from pollution in the 1960s, as well as his monumental victory petitioning the FDA to mandate supplement manufacturers to require important nutrients like folate, among others, as required dietary supplements. Folate, once a negligibly known substance, is now recognized as a critical component in prenatal vitamins to foster fetal health and development. The benefits of his work for the health and wellness of citizens are innumerable and far-reaching.”

To view the full article, visit: http://nnw.fm/MLW8g

About Youngevity International, Inc.

Youngevity International, Inc. (NASDAQ: YGYI) is a leading omni-direct lifestyle company offering a hybrid of the direct selling business model that also offers e-commerce and the power of social selling. Assembling a virtual Main Street of products and services under one corporate entity, Youngevity offers proven products from the six top-selling retail categories: health/nutrition, home/family, food/beverage (including coffee), spa/beauty, apparel/jewelry, as well as innovative services. The company was formed during the summer 2011 merger of Youngevity Essential Life Sciences with Javalution® Coffee Company (now part of the company’s food and beverage division). The resulting company became Youngevity International, Inc. in July 2013. For more information, visit the company’s website at www.YGYI.com.

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$NETE Announces Acquisition of Recurring Cash Flow Portfolio

Acquisition is Projected to Add Over $4 Million in Gross Profits Over the Next 4 Years

MIAMI, FL, Dec. 27, 2018 — via NEWMEDIAWIRE – Net Element, Inc. (NASDAQ: NETE) (“Net Element” or the “Company”), a global technology and value-added solutions group that supports electronic payments acceptance in a multi-channel environment including point-of-sale (“POS”), e-commerce and mobile devices, announced today it has acquired certain transactional services portfolio (cash flow) assets from Argus Merchant Services, LLC (“Argus”) and Treasury Payments, LLC (“Treasury”).

Net Element, through its subsidiary Unified Portfolio Acquisitions, acquired the cash flow assets for a total of $1.42 million, which are expected to generate well over $4 million in gross profits over the next four years and expected to continue generating profits thereafter. In addition, the total billing commitment by Argus to the Company’s Unified Payments subsidiary over the next 5 years is expected to generate over $19 million in gross margin for the Company. The Company, Argus, and Treasury have enjoyed a successful and mutually beneficial partnership over the last five years. The newly acquired cash flow assets are expected to enhance the Company’s profit margins.

“The transactional services portfolio acquisition takes our relationship with Argus and Treasury to the next level.  This acquisition will build real value for the future of our respective companies,” commented Vlad Sadovskiy, president of integrated payments for Net Element. “We are excited to see a significant commitment from Argus which is expected to add over $19 million in gross margin to the Company over the next 5 years.”

“We are excited to expand and continue our relationship with Net Element,” commented Eugene Gold, managing partner of Argus Merchant Services and CEO of WOW Payments. “The unprecedented support and commitment we have received from Net Element has not only helped us grow our business, but also establish strategic partnerships with our ISO’s and agents. We feel confident that this transaction will boost our continued growth and establish a strong leading presence in the market.”

About Net Element

Net Element, Inc. (NASDAQ: NETE) operates a payments-as-a-service transactional and value-added services platform for small to medium enterprise (“SME”) in the U.S. and selected emerging markets. In the U.S., the Company aims to grow transactional revenue by innovating SME productivity services using various technology solutions and Aptito, our cloud-based, restaurant and retail point-of-sale solution. Internationally, Net Element’s strategy is to leverage its omni-channel platform to deliver flexible offerings to emerging markets with diverse banking, regulatory and demographic conditions. Net Element was ranked as one of the fastest growing companies in North America on Deloitte’s 2017 and 2018 Technology Fast 500™. In 2017 we were recognized by South Florida Business Journal as one of 2016’s fastest-growing technology companies. Further information is available at www.NetElement.com.

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Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Any statements contained in this press release that are not statements of historical fact may be deemed forward-looking statements. Words such as “continue,” “will,” “may,” “could,” “should,” “expect,” “expected,” “plans,” “intend,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “predict,” “potential,” and similar expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements involve significant risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements, many of which are generally outside the control of Net Element and are difficult to predict. Examples of such risks and uncertainties include but are not limited to whether the transactional services residuals acquisition will be beneficial to the Company, whether the Company will achieve the projected $4 million gross profits over the next four years and additional profits thereafter, whether the $19 Million in gross margin from the referenced billing commitments by Argus will be realized. or whether the acquisition will enhance the Company’s profit margins. Additional examples of such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to (i) Net Element’s ability (or inability) to obtain additional financing in sufficient amounts or on acceptable terms when needed; (ii) Net Element’s ability to maintain existing, and secure additional, contracts with users of its payment processing services; (iii) Net Element’s ability to successfully expand in existing markets and enter new markets; (iv) Net Element’s ability to successfully manage and integrate any acquisitions of businesses, solutions or technologies; (v) unanticipated operating costs, transaction costs and actual or contingent liabilities; (vi) the ability to attract and retain qualified employees and key personnel; (vii) adverse effects of increased competition on Net Element’s business; (viii) changes in government licensing and regulation that may adversely affect Net Element’s business; (ix) the risk that changes in consumer behavior could adversely affect Net Element’s business; (x) Net Element’s ability to protect its intellectual property; (xi) local, industry and general business and economic conditions; and (xii) adverse effects of potentially deteriorating U.S.-Russia relations, including, without limitation, over a conflict related to Ukraine, including a risk of further U.S. government sanctions or other legal restrictions on U.S. businesses doing business in Russia. Additional factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements can be found in the most recent annual report on Form 10-K, quarterly reports on Form 10-Q and current reports on Form 8-K filed by Net Element with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Net Element anticipates that subsequent events and developments may cause its plans, intentions and expectations to change. Net Element assumes no obligation, and it specifically disclaims any intention or obligation, to update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as expressly required by law.

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$NUGS CBD Line Set to Ease the Pain in Sports

  • World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) removes CBD from banned substances list
  • Art ‘One Glove’ Jimmerson appointed brand ambassador for CBD Fitamins line
  • Hemp CBD market projected to maintain 55 percent CAGR to 2020

In sports, as the saying goes, there’s no gain without pain. However, not all pain is the same, at least according to researchers at the John Hopkins School of Medicine (http://nnw.fm/Wv2mK). They note that there is good pain and bad pain. Stress in the muscles as they develop strength causes the former, but excessive training can overload and damage muscles, resulting in bad pain. Regardless of taxonomy, pain is an athlete’s constant companion, and, in the search for more effective escapes from it, many are ditching traditional anodynes and turning to cannabidiol (CBD) products like those provided by Cannabis Strategic Ventures, Inc. (OTC: NUGS). The company is offering athletes a way to ease their pain with its Fitamins CBD line. It recently signed Art ‘One Glove’ Jimmerson to be brand ambassador for the label (http://nnw.fm/WrRT2).

Jimmerson knows a thing or two about pain. He is a former professional boxer and mixed martial arts fighter, as well as a pioneer of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) franchise. His appointment as brand ambassador was announced on November 10 at the UFC 25th Anniversary Fight Night in Denver, Colorado, an event that was…

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$NETE Classified as One of the Fastest Growing Companies in North America

In November 2018, global technology and value-added solutions group Net Element (NASDAQ: NETE) was ranked as one of North America’s 500 fastest growing companies in 2018, securing its place on Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500 (http://nnw.fm/rUki5).During the period covered in the ranking, Net Element grew by an impressive 183 percent. A recent article discussing the company reads, “Continued growth in Net Element’s North America Transaction Solutions segment was one of the most important factors  contributing to the achievement. Unified Payments, a brand of leading bankcard payment processing services under the NETE umbrella, is a particularly big contributor to the company’s overall growth. Unified Payments provides solutions for small and medium-sized enterprises throughout North America.”

To view the full article, visit: http://nnw.fm/5dGZQ

About Net Element

Net Element, Inc. (NASDAQ: NETE) operates a payments-as-a-service transactional and value-added services platform for small to medium enterprise (“SME”) in the U.S. and selected emerging markets. In the U.S., it aims to grow transactional revenue by innovating SME productivity services using blockchain technology solutions and Aptito, the company’s cloud based, restaurant and retail point-of-sale solution. Internationally, Net Element’s strategy is to leverage its omni-channel platform to deliver flexible offerings to emerging markets with diverse banking, regulatory and demographic conditions. Net Element was ranked as one of the fastest growing companies in North America on Deloitte’s 2017 Technology Fast 500. In 2017, Net Element was recognized by South Florida Business Journal’s as one of 2016’s fastest growing technology companies. Further information is available at www.NetElement.com.

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$NETE Innovative Services Gain Multiple Recognitions, Rounding Up an Eventful Year

  • In December, Net Element received several ACQ5 online magazine recognitions, including the ‘Payment Solutions Provider of the Year’ award
  • NETE was also included in Deloitte’s ranking of the 500 fastest-growing companies in 2018
  • Through a diversified portfolio of specialized payment solutions for different industries, NETE anticipates to continue its growth trend in 2019

The year of 2018 has proven to be an eventful one for Net Element, Inc. (NASDAQ: NETE), a payment-as-a-service transactional and value-added services provider. Net Element was the recipient of numerous important recognitions, and market trends are suggesting that 2019 will be marked by additional growth and accomplishments.

Mid-December, international corporate magazine news site ACQ5 announced its annual global awards, honoring those whose work has been definitive for setting the standard in their respective niches (http://nnw.fm/a9PCn). Net Element received multiple awards, including recognition as ‘Payment Solutions Provider of the Year’ for the Americas. The company was also recognized as…

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$YGYI NetworkNewsAudio Announces Coffee Market Audio Press Release

NEW YORK , Dec. 21, 2018 — via NetworkWire – NetworkNewsAudio announces the Audio Press Release (APR) titled “Coffee Brands See Stellar Growth in Amazon Sales,” featuring Youngevity International, Inc. (NASDAQ: YGYI).

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With a recently executed five-year contract in place, Youngevity is slated to sell and process more than 41 million pounds of green, high-grown washed Nicaraguan conventional coffees per year. Based on recent coffee future prices, that production should add an estimated $250 million to the company’s numbers from 2019 through 2023. Extensive regional work by the company’s wholly owned Siles Family Plantation Group was instrumental in securing this significant contract, and Youngevity’s partnership with Alain Hernandez of H&H Export Group bodes well for the company’s further expansion in Nicaragua.

CLR Roasters’ roasting operation roasts around 25,000 to 28,000 pounds per day, totaling 10 million pounds per year, with an annual grinding capacity of approximately 15 million pounds. The company’s field-to-cup strategy provides control over the process every step of the way, allowing Youngevity to consistently meet the industry’s high standards. This same strategy means that CLR Roasters can work directly with its customers to develop unique, customized blends.

About Youngevity International, Inc.

Youngevity International, Inc. (NASDAQ: YGYI) is a leading omni-direct lifestyle company offering a hybrid of the direct selling business model that also offers e-commerce and the power of social selling. Assembling a virtual Main Street of products and services under one corporate entity, Youngevity offers proven products from the six top-selling retail categories: health/nutrition, home/family, food/beverage (including coffee), spa/beauty, apparel/jewelry, as well as innovative services. The company was formed during the summer 2011 merger of Youngevity Essential Life Sciences with Javalution® Coffee Company (now part of the company’s food and beverage division). The resulting company became Youngevity International, Inc. in July 2013. For more information, visit the company’s website at www.YGYI.com.

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NetworkNewsAudio (NNA), a NetworkNewsWire (NNW) Solution, allows you to sit back and listen to market updates, CEO interviews and a Company AudioPressRelease (APR). These audio clips provide snapshots of position, opportunity and momentum. NetworkNewsAudio (NNA) can assist your company by cutting through the overload of information in today’s market, NNA brings its clients unparalleled visibility, recognition and brand awareness. NetworkNewsWire (NNW) is where news, content and information converge. NetworkNewsWire (NNW) is a comprehensive provider of news aggregation and syndication, enhanced press release services and a full array of social communication solutions. As a multifaceted financial news and distribution company with an extensive team of journalists and writers, NNW has the unparalleled ability to reach a wide audience of investors, consumers, journalists and the general public with an ever-growing distribution network of more than 5,000 key syndication outlets across the nation.

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$VVCIF Retains National Capital Markets to Provide Investor Relations Services

NAPANEE, ON, Dec. 21, 2018 – VIVO Cannabis Inc. (TSX-V: VIVO, OTCQX: VVCIF) (“VIVO” or the “Company“) today announced that it has retained NATIONAL Capital Markets to provide investor relations and financial communications services.

“Our premium brands, quality operations and disciplined approach to growth will now be supported and enhanced by a best-in-class investor communications program,” stated Barry Fishman, Chief Executive Officer of VIVO. “We look forward to having NATIONAL support our team, set best practices, and most importantly, communicate with our stakeholders in an informative and reliable manner.”

VIVO has engaged NATIONAL Capital Markets to provide comprehensive investor relations, corporate communications and investor outreach services for a monthly retainer fee of C$10,000. Neither NATIONAL Capital Markets nor any of its principals have an ownership interest, directly or indirectly, in VIVO or its securities, and the Company has not granted NATIONAL Capital Markets or its principals any right to acquire such interests.

NATIONAL Capital Markets is one of Canada’s largest and most experienced investor relations firms with a proven track record of communicating in the cannabis industry. NATIONAL Capital Markets provides investor relations support as well as special situations, transaction and corporate communications support to clients in all business sectors, including financial services, healthcare, cannabis, retail, resources and industrial services, among others. This firm’s investor relations expertise, national and international reach, and scope of services form an unparalleled offering.

ABOUT NATIONAL Capital Markets
NATIONAL Capital Markets is a fully integrated part of NATIONAL Public Relations, an AVENIR GLOBAL company – one of the world’s leading independent communications firms – which has been at the centre of issues that matter for over 40 years. NATIONAL Capital Markets has access to over 550 professionals – working across all vertical markets and partnering with thousands of clients around the world and offers a full range of strategic communications services, including investor relations, public relations, marketing, media relations, corporate and financial communications, issues and crisis management, stakeholder relations, and digital engagement. For more information, visit nationalcapitalmarkets.ca

About VIVO Cannabis™
VIVO, based in Napanee, Ontario, is recognized for trusted, high-quality products and services. It holds production and sales licences from Health Canada and operates world-class indoor cultivation facilities with proprietary plant-growing technology. VIVO has a collection of premium brands targeting unique customer segments, including Beacon Medical™, FIRESIDE™, Canna Farms™ and Lumina™. In August 2018, VIVO acquired Canna Farms, a premium cannabis company based in Hope, British Columbia. Canna Farms was B.C.’s first Licensed Producer and has several years of craft cultivation experience and expertise, as well as a significant patient base and positive cash flow. The Company is significantly expanding its production capacity and pursuing partnership and product development opportunities domestically, as well as in select international markets, including Germany and Australia. VIVO also operates Harvest Medicine, a patient-centric and highly scalable network of specialty medical cannabis clinics as well as a soon to be released free telemedicine app. VIVO has a healthy balance sheet with and is well-positioned to accelerate the growth of our business, in Canada and internationally. To learn more, visit vivocannabis.com

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

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VIVO Cannabis Investor Relations, Heidi Christensen Brown, (416) 848-1389, hchristensenbrown@national.ca, NATIONAL Capital Markets; Michael Bumby, Chief Financial Officer, michael.bumby@vivocannabis.com, VIVO Cannabis Inc.Copyright CNW Group 2018

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$PFSF Makes the Most of its Time in China

In early November, Pacific Software (OTC: PFSF) served as a co-sponsor of Latin America Night at the 124th session of the Canton Fair Product Development Council (“PDC”) Design Show in Guangzhou, China. A recent article discussing the company reads, “The company’s expertise in e-commerce marketing solutions utilizing IBM’s Hyperledger Blockchain “Backend as a Service” (BaaS) infrastructure was a highlight in several discussions as connections were fostered with both government contacts and prominent private importers. … Pacific Software executive management team members also capitalized on their time in China by hosting and cosponsoring several events at the Canton Fair and during the first ever China International Import Expo (CIIE) held in Shanghai. The CIIE attracted companies from around the globe in a bid to seal import/export deals with potential partners. According to several media reports, nearly $58 billion in planned deals for the upcoming year are now in the works (http://nnw.fm/Aj31P).”

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About Pacific Software

Pacific Software, Inc. (OTC: PFSF) is an emerging development technology corporation positioned for investments, mergers and acquisitions of software technologies and platforms.  The Company is a designer, developer and commercial distributor of blockchain-based systems.  The Company intends to be uniquely positioned to deliver B2B and B2C blockchain solutions by utilizing IBM’s Hyperledger Blockchain “Backend as a Service” (BaaS) Infrastructure for two key industries: Agriculture, to target farm-to-table beef exports; and Opioids/Controlled Substance Management, to create a verifiable and trusted ledger between pharmaceutical manufacturers and consumers.  For additional information please visit www.PacificSoftwareInc.com.

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$YGYI NetworkNewsWire: Coffee is King of Amazon’s $4.75 Billion Food and Beverage

NEW YORK, Dec. 20, 2018 – via NetworkWire — NetworkNewsWire (“NNW”), a multifaceted financial news and publishing company, today announces the publication of an editorial featuring Youngevity International, Inc. (NASDAQ: YGYI), a client of NNW offering a hybrid of the direct selling business model combined with e-commerce and the power of social selling.

To view the full publication, titled “Coffee Brands See Stellar Growth in Amazon Sales,” visit: http://nnw.fm/V49Xz

Youngevity International, Inc. (NASDAQ: YGYI) is one of the savvy companies seizing the opportunity to establish itself as a leader in this growth. Earlier this month, the company announced that its CLR Roasters brand had accepted an invitation to sell its Café La Rica® espresso and Josie’s Java House® single-serve coffee on Amazon’s Vendor Central. According to the agreement, CLR Roasters will provide the coffee brands while Amazon handles the logistics of sales, order fulfillment and customer support.

Established in 2001, Youngevity’s coffee manufacturing division CLR Roasters is a full-sized coffee roaster that produces gourmet coffees under its own boutique brands, including Café La Rica, Josie’s Java House, and Javalution®. The division also manufactures a variety of private labels for major national chains as well as for Youngevity’s direct-selling channel. In addition, the company is one of North America’s largest suppliers to the cruise line industry.

About Youngevity International, Inc.

Youngevity International, Inc. (NASDAQ: YGYI) is a leading omni-direct lifestyle company offering a hybrid of the direct selling business model that also offers e-commerce and the power of social selling. Assembling a virtual Main Street of products and services under one corporate entity, Youngevity offers proven products from the six top-selling retail categories: health/nutrition, home/family, food/beverage (including coffee), spa/beauty, apparel/jewelry, as well as innovative services. The company was formed during the summer 2011 merger of Youngevity Essential Life Sciences with Javalution® Coffee Company (now part of the company’s food and beverage division). The resulting company became Youngevity International, Inc. in July 2013. For more information, visit the company’s website at www.YGYI.com.

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NetworkNewsWire (NNW) is a financial news and content distribution company that provides (1) access to a network of wire services via NetworkWire to reach all target markets, industries and demographics in the most effective manner possible, (2) article and editorial syndication to 5,000+ news outlets, (3) enhanced press release services to ensure maximum impact, (4) social media distribution via the Investor Brand Network (IBN) to nearly 2 million followers, (5) a full array of corporate communications solutions, and (6) a total news coverage solution with NNW Prime. As a multifaceted organization with an extensive team of contributing journalists and writers, NNW is uniquely positioned to best serve private and public companies that desire to reach a wide audience of investors, consumers, journalists and the general public. By cutting through the overload of information in today’s market, NNW brings its clients unparalleled visibility, recognition and brand awareness. NNW is where news, content and information converge. For more information, please visit https://www.NetworkNewsWire.com.

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$TGODF Has Great Expectations for Growth Going into 2019

  • Despite stock market nervousness over cannabis’ undersupply since Canada legalized recreational use, market watchers expect rebound
  • The Green Organic Dutchman is building a relatively rare organic growing operation that’s expected to have low operating costs, premium pricing and green-friendly credentials
  • The company’s first crop will be delivered next month to select patients as management continues building toward industry-leading capacity
  • The Green Organic Dutchman expects 2019 to be a banner year as it works toward output of at least 170,000 kilograms per year
  • TGOD recently launched a brand new patient and consumer-focused website, which can be viewed at www.TGOD.ca

Canada’s legalization of cannabis for a full spectrum of adult uses created a bit of a land rush as investors moved to secure fertile ground for profits in the emerging market, but undersupply of cannabis product created a sense of caution, which was reflected in declining stock values as consumers also rushed to greet the plant’s legalization in numbers greater than the cultivators and their pipelines could sustain. Even so, industry watchers generally agree that the problem is temporary and should correct itself as growers such as The Green Organic Dutchman Holdings Ltd. (TSX: TGOD) (OTCQX: TGODF) get their operations up to capacity.

In an interview, Danny Brody, TGOD’s vice president of investor relations, stated, “This is exactly why we have waited to launch our product. We want the kinks to be worked out and have operational readiness across all divisions of our company. We want patients to not only enjoy our organic cannabis but also enjoy the experience of…

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$PBIO PCT Platform Highlighted by Major Cancer Research Center

SOUTH EASTON, MA / December 18, 2018 / Pressure BioSciences, Inc. (OTCQB: PBIO) (“PBI” or the “Company”) is a leader in the development and sale of broadly enabling, pressure-based instruments, consumables, and platform technology solutions to the worldwide life sciences and other industries. The Company today announced that a team of scientists from the Centre for the Proteome of Human Cancer (“ProCan”) has published a recommended, streamlined, proteomic sample preparation protocol built around PBI’s Barocycler instrument system, designed to help optimize the identification and use of novel cancer biomarkers for the improved diagnosis and treatment of cancers. ProCan scientists have named the new protocol Accelerated Barocycler Lysis and Extraction (“ABLE”). While the Company’s PCT-based Barocycler system is widely acclaimed for yielding greater diversity and quantities of proteins from biological samples, the ProCan team was motivated initially by its impact in reducing the time, cost, and variable outcomes in tissue sample preparation, often a crucial, laborious, expensive, and under-appreciated but essential part of protein research.

The ABLE method is based on PBI’s proprietary pressure cycling technology (“PCT”) platform for the rapid breakup of tissue samples and release of the molecules within for analysis. Scientifically described as rapid solubilization and controlled proteolytic digestion, the ABLE protocol offers a standardized, high-throughput, efficient, and reproducible sample preparation method that, when coupled with the SCIEX company’s SWATH-MS mass spectrometric analysis method, has the potential to accelerate and strengthen protein analysis, improving cancer characterization in order to provide clinically relevant information on diagnosis and treatment guidance options in a timely manner.

Dr. Natasha Lucas, Senior Scientist at ProCan and lead author of the scientific paper that first described ABLE, said: “The ABLE method optimises the conventional Barocycler protocol, allowing for rapid lysis and digestion of tissue samples and cell lines. For ProCan, this is a great advancement as we are processing 70,000 tumor samples with known clinical outcomes, in an attempt to provide a treatment decision for individual patients and to potentially discover new drug targets. Having a fast turn-around-time for clinical samples is of utmost importance, and this streamlined protocol allows us to go from tumor biopsy to MS (i.e. mass spectrometry) data file in about five hours.”

Professor Phil Robinson, Co-Director of ProCan, commented: “The ability to reproducibly collect proteome-scale data on the smallest size tumor samples, a needle biopsy or thin section, has long been a goal for clinical proteomics. Performing tissue digestion with pressure cycling on PBI’s Barocycler system is a major advance that now contributes to realising this potential. The new ABLE protocol on the Barocycler truly enables this step in the pipeline, by bringing down cost and time, thus increasing the throughput to 96 samples per day. This fast and robust sample processing combined with SWATH-based mass spectrometry is revolutionizing our ability to collate significantly more cancer data towards clinical translation.”

Dr. Bradford Young, Senior VP and Chief Commercial Officer for PBI, said: “We are pleased that ProCan has developed an advanced sample processing system, featuring the use of our Barocycler instrument system. The ABLE method will enable scientists worldwide to benefit from the advantages of our PCT platform technology for cancer profiling and drug development, as reported by ProCan scientists and their colleagues. We believe the ABLE method has the potential to help transform the way cancer is diagnosed and treated for improved patient outcomes.”

Mr. Richard T. Schumacher, President and CEO of PBI, commented: “We believe ProCan’s novel ABLE method has the potential to profoundly improve cancer research and discovery, and possibly even cancer diagnostics in the clinical lab. ProCan scientists and colleagues have compellingly presented ABLE as a new standard for adoption as the proteomic sample preparation method of choice in Cancer Moonshot and other life science research facilities worldwide. Our business strategy is focused on immediately taking full advantage of this important technology and commercialization opportunity.”

Investor Call: Wednesday, December 19, 2018

The Company will host an Investor Update Conference Call at 4:30 PM EST on Wednesday, December 19, 2018. To attend this live teleconference via telephone, dial-in: (877) 407-8033 (North America), (201) 689-8033 (International). Verbal Passcode: PBIO Investor Update Call. Replay Number (877) 481-4010 (North America), (919) 882-2331 (International). Replay ID Number: 41595. Teleconference Replay Available for 30 days.

About ProCan

The Australian Cancer Research Center Foundation International Centre for the Proteome of Cancer (“ProCan”) is located in newly-renovated laboratory facilities at the Children’s Medical Research Center (“CMRI”) near Sydney, Australia. The goal of ProCan is to transform the way cancer is diagnosed and treated. Using specialized equipment, ProCan will analyze over 70,000 cancer samples from all over the world over the next 5-7 years. This will enable a better understanding of cancer, as well as provide a means of personalized precision diagnosis and treatment, giving clinicians the information they need to decide on the best option for each individual patient. CMRI is an official collaborator of the US National Cancer Institute’s Cancer Moonshot initiative, with a key objective to accelerate what would normally take ten years of cancer research to completion in five years.

About Pressure BioSciences, Inc.

Pressure BioSciences, Inc. (OTCQB: PBIO) is a leader in the development and sale of innovative, broadly enabling, pressure-based solutions for the worldwide life sciences industry. Our products are based on the unique properties of both constant (i.e., static) and alternating (i.e., pressure cycling technology, or “PCT”) hydrostatic pressure. PCT is a patented enabling technology platform that uses alternating cycles of hydrostatic pressure between ambient and ultra-high levels to safely and reproducibly control bio-molecular interactions (e.g., cell lysis, biomolecule extraction). Our primary focus is in the development of high pressure-based products for biomarker and target discovery, drug design and development, biotherapeutics characterization and quality control, food science, soil & plant biology, forensics, and counter-bioterror applications. Additionally, PBIO is actively expanding the use of our pressure-based technologies in the following areas: (1) the use of our recently acquired PreEMT technology from BaroFold, Inc. to allow entry into the biologics manufacturing and contract research services sector, and (2) the use of our recently-patented, scalable, high-efficiency, pressure-based Ultra Shear Technology (“UST”) platform to (i) create stable nanoemulsions of otherwise immiscible fluids (e.g., oils and water) and to (ii) prepare higher quality, homogenized, extended shelf-life or room temperature stable low-acid liquid foods that cannot be effectively preserved using existing non-thermal technologies.

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$PFSF Aiming to Build Digital Silk Road with Blockchain eCommerce Platform

  • Pacific’s B2B cross-border platform aims to facilitate trade expansion
  • China strengthens trade ties with Latin America
  • Blockchain technology holds promise to improve food safety and quality

Different times call for different measures. In antiquity, caravans traversed the 4,000 miles between China and the West bearing silk, spices and news. They traveled along what is now known as the Silk Road, a term coined by German explorer Baron Ferdinand von Richthofen in the late nineteenth century. But that was then. Today, both goods and information can travel by other channels. While trade must go by train, boat and plane, trading information between East and West can occur electronically through a platform like the one being developed by Pacific Software, Inc. (OTC: PFSF). The tech company is out to facilitate trade between China and Brazil with an e-commerce trade platform that looks set to become an important hub in a digital Silk Road.

Trade between China and Brazil looks set to increase. Although China has been Brazil’s largest trading partner since 2009, trade between the two giants is a fraction of what it might be. Currently, exports and imports between the two countries run at around $40 billion per annum. This is a mere seven percent or so of the $600 billion traded between the U.S. and China. Moreover, the incentives for China to diversify its trading relationships are intensifying. The Trump administration’s approach is likely to keep trade between…

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$NUGS Expands Board of Directors and Executive Staff

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 20, 2018 — via NetworkWire – Cannabis Strategic Ventures, Inc. (OTC: NUGS) today announces the expansion of its independent board of directors and executive team as the Company prepares to uplist to the OTCQB Venture Market Place and add additional brands and assets to its portfolio. Expanding the independent board of directors is one of the final key pieces for OTCQB uplisting.

“The following board of director and team appointments reflect the growth we’ve experienced as a company and our commitment to positioning Cannabis Strategic Ventures as a leader in the cannabis industry,” said Simon Yu, CEO of Cannabis Strategic Ventures. “As we begin the uplisting process and take advantage of increasingly favorable cannabis legislation worldwide, having a leading team in place will allow us to quickly scale and address industry demands.”

Independent Board of Directors

SEC attorney Tad Mailander has been appointed to Cannabis Strategic Ventures’ independent board of directors, where he will contribute his extensive securities experience. He has been a director of American Cannabis Company, Inc. since March 13, 2018.

Also joining the board is Jesus Quintero, current CFO of MassRoots, a leading technology platform for the cannabis industry with regulated dispensary clients in multiple U.S. markets. Quintero previously served as CFO of Brazil Interactive Media and has experience in public company reporting.

Management

Currently a member of Cannabis Strategic Ventures’ board of directors, the Company names Chris Young as its chief strategy officer. Young, an accomplished entertainment lawyer, fashion entrepreneur, and venture capital investor, in 2011 started and later became president of his first company. Co-founded with model Jacqueline Brown, the company was later acquired by a U.S.-based fashion incubator known as FD9 Group. Young currently serves as a resident advisor at the Venture Fund Amplify.LA.

Cannabis Strategic Ventures also names Arlene Guzman as its vice president of Communications and Operations. Guzman brings nearly 15 years of experience as a communications and operations professional in the venture capital and government space. Her experience includes working on presidential and state-level campaigns and holding key roles at VantagePoint Capital Partners, a firm with more than $4.5 billion in capital under management, where she worked alongside former First Lady of California, Maria Shriver. Guzman has collaborated with many organizations in the cannabis sector, including licensed laboratories, trade associations and leading industry conferences and events.

“Each of these professionals bring crucial expertise to our brand. There are many exciting growth opportunities in the works for 2019 and I look forward to working with our immediate team and strategic industry partners to expand the Cannabis Strategic Ventures portfolio and strengthen our position in the cannabis industry,” Yu added.

About Cannabis Strategic Ventures
Cannabis Strategic Ventures (OTC: NUGS) is a Los Angeles-based firm that incubates, develops and partners with category leaders within the cannabis sector. The firm’s NUGS brand experience provides mentorship and a range of essential services to emerging and existing Cannabis consumer brands. The company recently completed a name and symbol change from Cascade Energy, Inc. For more information, visit http://www.CannabisStrategic.com

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$TGODF 420 with CNW – South Korea Okays Medical Marijuana

In recent times, South Korea has been in the news for cracking down on cannabis use both locally and abroad. Their embassy in Canada even warned South Korean nationals that they will be prosecuted back home if they used medical or recreational cannabis in Canada or anywhere else. However, the East Asian country passed legislation in late November to allow the use of cannabis for medical purposes. This makes it the first East Asian country to do so.

The Food and Drug Safety ministry announced that epilepsy sufferers and those struggling with other rare diseases will be able to access medical marijuana early next year (2019).

The government further announced that medical cannabis products that had gained regulatory approval in other countries would be imported for use in South Korea. However, any medical cannabis product that hadn’t gained regulatory approval in its country of origin would be illegal to use in South Korea.

Similarly, South Korean companies will also be able to cultivate, manufacture and export medical cannabis products after getting regulatory approval from the relevant agencies.

To get medical cannabis, patients will have to submit their medical records showing that they have a qualifying condition. Those records will also be accompanied by a note from a doctor stating that the patient in question has a medical condition for which medication is unavailable in the country.

The Ministry of Food and Drug Safety will then scrutinize those papers and decide whether the patient can start using medical cannabis or not. Approved applicants will get their medical marijuana from the Orphan and Essential Drug Center.

In other words, the government will not allow private entities to participate in the distribution of medical cannabis to the citizens.

Some cannabis legislation advocates are beginning to speculate that the passing of the medical cannabis legislation may eventually pave the way for the legalization of recreational marijuana in the country.

However, such optimism may be farfetched given that the countries in Asia are known for being very conservative and any change comes extremely slowly. Let us not forget that Asian countries are famous for being very harsh on drug use. For example, extrajudicial killings are almost tacitly sanctioned by the Philippines government in case the victims are suspected drug traffickers.

Additionally, the examples of jurisdictions that started with medical marijuana and went on to decriminalize the adult-use of cannabis are still very few.

All the same, the move to allow patients in South Korea to access medical cannabis should be applauded since the substance may help those who had lost hope of ever getting any relief from their ailments.

The Flowr Corporation (TSX.V: FLWR), The Green Organic Dutchman (TSX: TGOD) (OTCQX: TGODF) and other industry players welcome South Koreans to the growing community of people who are enjoying the medicinal effects of cannabis.

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$PFSF Fosters International Trade, to Link Agri-Blockchain between China and Brazil

  • Successful tradeshow and business development mission completed at China International Import Expo
  • Pacific Software uniquely positioned to deliver multilingual B2B and B2C e-commerce blockchain solutions
  • Brazil and China are longtime export/import partners with significant potential to increase trade relationship
  • Proposed location for Pacific Software presence in Shanghai under review

As a co-sponsor of Latin America Night at the 124th session of the Canton Fair PDC (Product Development Council) Design Show in Guangzhou, China, in early November, representatives of Pacific Software, Inc. (OTC: PFSF) fostered emerging connections with high-level government contacts and prominent importers, a news release states (http://nnw.fm/FTbg4). The company’s expertise in e-commerce marketing solutions utilizing IBM’s Hyperledger Blockchain “Backend as a Service” (BaaS) infrastructure was a highlight in several discussions as connections were fostered with both government contacts and prominent private importers.

Pacific Software executive management team members also capitalized on their time in China by hosting and cosponsoring several events at the Canton Fair and during the first ever China International Import Expo (CIIE) held in Shanghai. The CIIE attracted companies from around the globe in a bid to seal…

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$NETE Advances in $4.5 Trillion Mobile Payments with Launch of Netevia Light

  • Worldwide mobile payment market expected to grow at a CAGR of 33.8 percent from 2017 to 2023 to a market size of $4.5 trillion
  • Net Element ranked in Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500 list as one of North America’s fastest-growing companies in 2018
  • Net revenue for Q3 2018 increased 15.7 percent to reach $17.2 million, with overall net revenue for first nine months of 2018 reaching $49.7 million

Global technology and value-added solutions group Net Element, Inc. (NASDAQ: NETE) is answering the call for hassle-free purchase of goods and services as consumers and businesses seek the security and ease of digital and cashless payments. New strategies, such as Net Element’s recent announcement to bundle Netevia Light Point-of-Sale (“POS”) mobile payments acceptance software in PAX A920 and A80 smart terminals developed by PAX Technology, are seen as a robust solution to market demands, a news release notes (http://nnw.fm/M02ul).

“Mobile payments market is growing rapidly and we are taking advantage of this trend by launching our proprietary software on multiple mobile touch points including PAX Technology smart terminal platform,” Vlad Sadovskiy, president of integrated payments for Net Element, stated in the release. “Our robust application and PAX’s powerful hardware will enable…

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$RIV Announces DTC Eligibility

TORONTO, Dec. 19, 2018 — Canopy Rivers Inc. (the “Company” or “Canopy Rivers”) (TSXV: RIV) is pleased to announce that its shares have received DTC full service eligibility in the United States. The Company’s identifier is “CNPOF”.

DTC settlement services provide a more efficient and lower cost settlement process for investors and brokers trading Canadian securities in the United States.  DTC eligibility enables shares of Canopy Rivers to be distributed, settled and serviced through DTC’s automated processes, thereby taking advantage of the efficiencies created in the electronic method of clearing securities and the resulting cost benefits that DTC provides through accelerated settlement processes.

About Canopy Rivers Inc.

Canopy Rivers is a unique investment and operating platform structured to pursue investment opportunities in the emerging global cannabis sector. Canopy Rivers works collaboratively with Canopy Growth Corporation (TSX: WEED, NYSE: CGC) to identify strategic counterparties seeking financial and/or operating support. Canopy Rivers has developed an investment ecosystem of complementary cannabis operating companies that represent various segments of the value chain across the emerging cannabis sector. As the portfolio continues to develop, constituents will be provided with opportunities to work with Canopy Growth and collaborate among themselves, which Canopy Rivers believes will maximize value for its shareholders and foster an environment of innovation, synergy and value creation for the entire ecosystem.

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Investors are cautioned that forward-looking information is not based on historical facts but instead reflects management’s expectations, estimates or projections concerning future results or events based on the opinions, assumptions and estimates of management considered reasonable at the date the statements are made. Although the Company believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking information are reasonable, such information involves risks and uncertainties, and undue reliance should not be placed on such information, as unknown or unpredictable factors could have material adverse effects on future results, performance or achievements of the Company. Among the key factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking information are the following: maintaining DTC eligibility; regulatory and licensing risks; changes in general economic, business and political conditions, including changes in the financial markets; potential conflicts of interest; the Canadian regulatory landscape and enforcement related to cannabis, including political risks and risks relating to regulatory change; changes in applicable laws; compliance with extensive government regulation; public opinion and perception of the cannabis industry; and the risk factors set out in the the joint management information circular of Canopy Rivers Corporation and the Company dated August 8, 2018, filed with Canadian securities regulators and available on the Company’s profile on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.

Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should assumptions underlying the forward-looking information prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described herein as intended, planned, anticipated, believed, estimated or expected. Although the Company has attempted to identify important risks, uncertainties and factors which could cause actual results to differ materially, there may be others that cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. The Company does not intend, and does not assume any obligation, to update this forward-looking information except as otherwise required by applicable law.

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

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$FRSX QuadSight™ Makes the Invisible Visible for Drivers at CES 2019

The CES 2019 Innovation Awards Honoree will Stream a Live Demo from Israel to the Show Floor

Foresight Autonomous Holdings Ltd. (NASDAQ and TASE: FRSX), a CES 2019 Innovation Awards Honoree in the Vehicle Intelligence and Self-Driving Technology category, will showcase a live demonstration, streaming direct from Israel, of its QuadSight™ vision system designed for semi-autonomous and autonomous vehicles. Broadcasting during the evening hours in Israel, Foresight will demonstrate in real time how QuadSight™ detects any obstacle in darkness, fog, rain, and blinding glare. The demonstration will be shown in booth #2206 at CES 2019, January 8–11 at the Westgate Las Vegas.

Foresight’s flagship product QuadSight™ is a multi-spectral stereoscopic vision system that offers unparalleled obstacle detection capabilities under all weather and lighting conditions, for semi-autonomous and autonomous vehicles. (Photo: Business Wire)

Targeted for the rigorous performance requirements of Level 3, 4 and 5 autonomous vehicles established by the Society of Automotive Engineers, QuadSight™ is designed to achieve all obstacle detection with near-zero false alerts under all weather and lighting conditions. Leveraging decades of field-proven security technology and highly advanced image-processing algorithms, QuadSight™ uniquely enables visibility in complete darkness, snow, rain, fog, sandstorms and blinding glare. Foresight’s quad-camera technology vision system fuses two pairs of long-wave infrared (LWIR) and visible-light stereoscopic cameras to achieve an unprecedented and unmatched performance standard for autonomous vehicle vision.

“In 2018, QuadSight’s remarkable vision capabilities were embraced by both automotive manufacturers and industry observers, as Foresight recorded multiple sales of its QuadSight prototype and received a number of innovation awards,” said Haim Siboni, CEO of Foresight. “CES 2019 will offer an opportunity to demonstrate our ability to provide superior obstacle detection in all weather and lighting conditions.”

QuadSight™ combines both reflective visible-light stereoscopic and emissive thermal stereoscopic vision. While visible-light camera systems utilize the same or sometimes less information than the human eye, LWIR imaging adds another layer of information based not on visible light, but on heat emissions. Essential for safety and reliability, stereoscopic vision technology produces exceptional three-dimensional (3D) images that result in outstanding object detection and accuracy for semi-autonomous and autonomous vehicles.

At CES 2019, QuadSight™ will be demonstrated at Foresight’s booth #2206 at Westgate Las Vegas. The QuadSight™ vision system demonstration will be broadcast live several times per day. Interested parties are encouraged to contact Foresight to schedule a demo. The demonstration will be streamed to Foresight’s booth from a test site in Israel, enabling a real-time, driver’s perspective. For a brief video showing the QuadSight™ vision technology, click here. As a CES 2019 Innovation Awards Honoree, QuadSight™ will be on display at the CES Innovation Awards Showcase at Tech West, The Venetian, Venetian Ballroom E/F. A QuadSight™ prototype will also be on display at the FLIR booth #31166, LVCC South Hall.

The CES Innovation Awards is an annual competition that recognizes two levels of honorees across 28 product categories. A panel of judges, including designers, engineers and members of the tech media, reviews submissions based on design, functionality, consumer appeal, engineering and how the products compare with competition. CES 2019 will showcase more than 4,500 exhibiting companies, including manufacturers, developers and suppliers of consumer technology hardware, content, technology delivery systems and more.

For more information about Foresight and its wholly owned subsidiary, Foresight Automotive, please visit www.foresightauto.com, follow @ForesightAuto on Twitter, or join Foresight Automotive on LinkedIn.

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Foresight Autonomous Holdings Ltd. (NASDAQ and TASE: FRSX), founded in 2015, is a technology company engaged in the design, development and commercialization of stereo/quad-camera vision systems for the automotive industry based on 3D video analysis, advanced algorithms for image processing and sensor fusion. The company, through its wholly owned subsidiary Foresight Automotive Ltd., develops advanced systems for accident prevention, which are designed to provide real-time information 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 systems are targeting the Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), semi-autonomous and autonomous vehicle markets. The company estimates that its systems will revolutionize automotive safety by providing an automotive grade, cost-effective platform, and advanced technology.

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The forward-looking statements contained or implied in this press release are subject to other risks and uncertainties, including those discussed under the heading “Risk Factors” in Foresight’s registration statement on Form 20-F filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) on March 27, 2018, and in any subsequent filings with the SEC. Except as otherwise required by law, Foresight undertakes no obligation to publicly release any revisions to these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events. References and links to websites have been provided as a convenience, and the information contained on such websites is not incorporated by reference into this press release. Foresight is not responsible for the contents of third-party websites.

QuadSight™ is a trademark of Foresight Autonomous Holdings Ltd.

 

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$YGYI Coffee Brands See Stellar Growth in Amazon Sales

NetworkNewsWire Editorial Coverage: Amazon’s food and beverage category has posted $4.75 billion in sales thus far in 2018 and is the online retailer’s fastest growing segment.

  • Amazon’s food and beverage category is the online retailer’s fastest growing segment.
  • Coffee is the most popular subset of the company’s category.
  • Youngevity International is one of the savvy companies seizing the opportunity to establish itself as a leader in the space.

A growing number of companies are working to stake their claim in the online giant’s coffee marketplace, for good reason: coffee is the most popular subset of Amazon’s food and beverage category. Youngevity International, Inc. (NASDAQ: YGYI) (YGYI Profile), a leading omni-direct lifestyle company with emerging holdings in the coffee industry, announced recently that it would be getting in on the action with its wholly owned coffee manufacturing subsidiary, CLR Roasters. Starbucks Corp. (NASDAQ: SBUX), Keurig Dr. Pepper, Inc. (NYSE: KDP), and Nestle (OTC: NSRGY) were the top three sellers of coffee on Amazon in 2018, with year-to-date sales totaling more than $16.8 million, $12.6 million, and $11.2 million, respectively. The J.M. Smucker Company (NYSE: SJM) has also been focusing on…

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$YGYI Operating in High Growth Industries with Innovative Products and Services

  • Youngevity International offers unique products and a compelling business opportunity
  • The company offers an array of products under one corporate entity
  • Youngevity has its innovative HempFX product line

A foremost omni-direct lifestyle company, Youngevity International, Inc. (NASDAQ: YGYI) offers products from the top eight selling retail categories. In addition, it offers a fusion of the direct selling business model. The company has a growing line of products coupled with its innovative business opportunity. Youngevity International is based in Chula Vista, California. The company was added to the Russell Microcap Index in June 2018.

Fundamentally, Youngevity International is a virtual global Main Street of products and services under one corporate entity. The company offers products in the health and nutrition, home and family, food and beverage, spa and beauty, fashion, essential oils, photo and innovative services categories. Regarding beverages, Youngevity has its wholly owned subsidiary, CLR Roasters. This subsidiary focuses on…

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$VVCIF Appointment of President, European Operations

NAPANEE, Ontario, Dec. 18, 2018 — VIVO Cannabis Inc. (TSX-V: VIVO, OTCQX: VVCIF) (“VIVO” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce the appointment of Andreas Sander as President, European Operations, and Managing Director of ABcann Germany GmbH, VIVO’s German subsidiary. Mr. Sander will assume the position effective January 1, 2019.

Mr. Sander has accumulated a wealth of leadership experience in the 25 years he has spent in the European pharmaceutical industry. He has held multiple VP and managing director roles with multinational pharmaceutical companies in Western and Eastern Europe, including executive positions at Boston Healthcare International, Sanofi Pasteur, ALK-Abelló and Wyeth Pharmaceuticals. His diverse expertise includes: operational leadership with full P&L responsibility in multiple countries and across various therapeutic areas; marketing strategy and sales execution in established markets; the European launch of multiple new products; the execution of European tender and compliance strategies; and a history of building high performance teams.

“We are thrilled to have Andreas join our leadership team. Executing on our European strategy is one of our key mid-term corporate objectives and he has the experience and entrepreneurial drive to help us achieve our goals,” said Barry Fishman, Chief Executive Officer of VIVO. “Andreas’s specialized expertise in the highly-regulated European pharmaceutical sector will be critical in helping us expand our operations in Europe in 2019.”

As VIVO’s President, European Operations, Mr. Sander is expected to lead the Company’s burgeoning German activities and oversee the expansion of its operations into multiple European markets.

Mr. Sander graduated from Berlin University and is a registered pharmacist.  He also holds an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and has corporate governance designations from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and from the Deutsche Börse (German Stock Exchange).

In connection with Mr. Sander’s appointment, the Company has agreed to grant Mr. Sander 300,000 stock options, each of which will be exercisable into one common share in the capital of the Company until December 17, 2023 at a price of $0.76 per share, being the closing price per share on the TSX Venture Exchange on December 17, 2018. The options will vest quarterly over 36 months.

About VIVO Cannabis™

VIVO, based in Napanee, Ontario, is recognized for trusted, high-quality products and services. It holds production and sales licences from Health Canada and operates world-class indoor cultivation facilities with proprietary plant-growing technology. VIVO has a collection of premium brands targeting unique customer segments, including Beacon Medical™, FIRESIDE™, Canna Farms™ and Lumina™. In August 2018, VIVO acquired Canna Farms, a premium cannabis company based in Hope, British Columbia. Canna Farms was B.C.’s first Licensed Producer and has several years of craft cultivation experience and expertise, as well as a significant patient base and positive cash flow. The Company is significantly expanding its production capacity and pursuing partnership and product development opportunities domestically, as well as in select international markets, including Germany and Australia. VIVO also operates Harvest Medicine, a patient-centric and highly scalable network of specialty medical cannabis clinics as well as a soon to be released free telemedicine app. VIVO has a healthy balance sheet with and is well-positioned to accelerate the growth of our business, in Canada and internationally.

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Barry Fishman (CEO and Director)

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

Disclaimer for Forward-Looking Information

Certain statements in this news release are forward-looking statements, which are statements that are not purely historical, including statements regarding the beliefs, plans, expectations or intentions of VIVO and its management regarding the future. Forward-looking statements in this news release include statements relating to Mr. Sander’s planned role and ability to help the Company extend its operations into multiple European markets. Such statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results, performance or developments to differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements, including: (i) that the Company may not be able to obtain necessary cultivation, sales, import, export and/or other necessary licenses necessary to operate in Germany and other European jurisdictions (ii) that the Company may not obtain the expected benefits from Mr. Sander’s appointment; and (iii) other factors beyond the Company’s control. No assurance can be given that any of the events anticipated by the forward-looking statements will occur or, if they do occur, what benefits the Company will obtain from them. Readers are urged to consider these factors, and the more extensive risk factors included in the Company’s annual information form dated April 30, 2018, which is available on SEDAR, carefully in evaluating the forward-looking statements contained in this news release and are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements, which are qualified in their entirety by these cautionary statements. The forward-looking statements in this news release are made as of the date hereof and the Company disclaims any intent or obligation to update publicly any such forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or results or otherwise, except as required by applicable securities laws.

More Information

Barry Fishman, CEO:
barry.fishman@vivocannabis.com

Michael Bumby, CFO:
michael.bumby@vivocannabis.com

Website:
vivocannabis.com
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