The public warning issued on July 15, 2013 has been updated to
include additional product codes.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Agropur are
warning the public not to consume the Il Villaggio brand Gorgonzola
Dolce Cheese described below because it may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
The affected product, Il Villaggio brand Gorgonzola Dolce
Cheese, imported from Italy, is sold in a 150 g package bearing UPC
67400 01454 9.
The following additional Best Before dates / Lot # are affected
by this updated alert:
Best Before date
This product has been distributed nationally.
There have been no reported illnesses associated with the
consumption of this product.
Food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenesmay not look or smell spoiled.
Consumption of food contaminated with these bacteria may cause
listeriosis, a foodborne illness. Listeriosis can cause high fever,
severe headache, neck stiffness and nausea. Pregnant women, the
elderly and people with weakened immune systems are particularly at
risk. Infected pregnant women may experience only a mild, flu-like
illness, however, infections during pregnancy can lead to premature
delivery, infection of the newborn, or even stillbirth.
The importer, Agropur, St-Hubert, Quebec, is voluntarily
recalling the affected product from the marketplace. The CFIA is
monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.
For more information, consumers and industry can contact:
Agropur Cheese and Ingredients Division
Fine Cheese Business Unit
Customer service: 1-450-443-4838 or 1-800-668-0806; or
CFIA by filling out the online feedback form at
For more information on foodborne pathogens, visit the Causes of
Food Poisoning web page at:
For information on all food recalls, visit the CFIA’s Food
Recall Report at:
To find out more about receiving recalls by e-mail, and other
food safety facts, visit: www.foodsafety.gc.ca.
Food and consumer product recalls are also available at
CALGARY, ALBERTA–(Marketwired – Jul 18, 2013) –
Park Place (OTCBB:PKPL) is pleased to announce
that it has entered into an agreement which effectively brings to
an end the litigation over the grant to the Company of the Vranino
1-11 Block License. In addition, as part of the agreement, Park
Place has purchased certain data and studies relating to the area
covered by Vranino license which will assist the Company in
planning future exploration and development activities. The next
step is finalizing the form of license agreement with the Bulgarian
regulators. Park Place anticipates commencing activities on the
license area in early 2014. The Vranino license is located in the
Dobrich Basin, Eastern Bulgaria. This area has been the subject of
significant past exploration work including extensive 2 D seismic
coverage and over 200 wells drilled as part of a comprehensive
Disclaimer: Certain information regarding the Corporation
contained herein may constitute forward-looking statements. These
statements may include estimates, plans, expectations, opinions,
forecasts, projections, guidance or other statements that are not
statements of fact. Although Park Place believes that the
expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are
reasonable, it can give no assurance that such expectations will
prove to have been correct. These statements are subject to certain
risks and uncertainties and may be based on assumptions that could
cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated or
implied. The Corporation is under no obligation to update or alter
any forward looking statement.
CHICAGO, IL–(Marketwired – Jul 18, 2013) – LiveWatch
Security urges customers facing high temperatures across the
country to consider energy-saving home cooling methods as more
cities issue heat advisories and grapple with power outages.
Right now, 130 million people are trying to stay cool in the
days-long heat wave that will continue until the weekend. Power
outages in the Northeast are complicating this heat wave as
companies face record demands for air conditioning.
As temperatures continue to rise, residents of these hot areas
should program air conditioning units carefully to avoid an
unexpected jump in July energy costs. LiveWatch recommends turning
off a home’s air conditioning unit during the day to save
“Turning off air conditioning is an obvious trick, but there are
other steps homeowners can take to stay cool and save energy,” says
LiveWatch President Chris Johnson. “Start by closing doors and
blinds to keep out sunlight, which can easily overwhelm small or
older cooling units.”
West-facing windows are the biggest offenders in heating homes.
Landscaping can help with shade for west and south sides of the
home: The U.S. Department of Energy estimates just three
properly-placed trees saves the average household up to $250
annually in energy costs. Foliage stops the house from absorbing
heat, particularly for dark-colored homes that can absorb up to 90
percent of the radiant energy from the sun that touches the
Higher-tech solutions work in conjunction with long-term plans,
like landscaping, to keep homes cool while saving energy. The
Department of Energy recommends setting a house at 78 degrees when
in use, and programmable thermostats can help homeowners by turning
on the air just before the house is occupied. These thermostats
benefit homeowners year-round, saving hundreds in heating costs
during the winter.
“I urge customers to carefully consider their home cooling
habits during this dangerous part of the summer,” Johnson says.
“Balancing comfort with energy savings is possible with home
automation and planning.”
LiveWatch® has redefined home security. The
company leads the industry with its interactive Plug &
Protect® wireless alarm system that empowers customers with
cutting edge protection and control. LiveWatch provides unbeatable
value and exceptional service with its award-winning LiveWatch
alarm monitoring service. For the fourth year in a row, LiveWatch
is ranked on the Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing companies, and
consistently receives top customer service awards.
OAKDALE, CA–(Marketwired – Jul 18, 2013) – Oak Valley Bancorp ( NASDAQ: OVLY), the bank holding company for
Oak Valley Community Bank and Eastern Sierra Community Bank,
recently reported consolidated financial results. For the three
months ended June 30, 2013, consolidated net income available to
common shareholders was $1,374,000, or $0.18 per diluted common
share. This compared to consolidated net income available to common
shareholders of $1,238,000, or $0.16 per diluted common share for
the same period a year ago.
Total assets were $644.2 million at June 30, 2013, an increase
of $47.8 million, or 8.0%, from June 30, 2012. The Company’s total
deposits were $577.1 million as of June 30, 2013, an increase of
$50.7 million, or 9.6% over June 30, 2012. Gross loans
remained essentially unchanged at $390.6 million as of June 30,
2013, compared to $390.5 million as of June 30, 2012.
“We are pleased to report another quarter of solid earnings, in
the face of continued margin compression,” stated Chris Courtney,
President and CEO of the Company and the Bank. ”We remain
steadied by the ongoing efforts of our lenders and managers who
have worked diligently to retain and strengthen existing
relationships, as well as, build new ones.”
Net interest income reflected a decrease of $188,000 or 3.0% to
$6.0 million for the three months ended June 30, 2013, compared to
$6.2 million for the same period last year. The low interest
rate environment continues to drive loan and investment yields
down. The Company’s net interest margin for the three months
ended June 30, 2013 was 4.18%, compared to 4.73% for the same
period last year.
Non interest expense for the quarter and six month periods ended
June 30, 2013 totaled $4.7 million and $9.4 million, respectively,
a slight increase over the $4.6 million and $9.2 million for the
comparable periods in 2012. This increase corresponds to growth in
full time equivalent staff from 125 to 134. Data processing
costs associated with increased deposit account activity have also
Non-performing assets as of June 30, 2013 were $4.2 million, or
0.65% of total assets. This is down from $7.2 million, or
1.20% at June 30, 2012. The decrease reflects the continued
management of the portfolio.
The provision for loan losses during the three months ended June
30, 2013, was $100,000, compared to $300,000 for the same period of
the previous year. The ratio of loan loss reserves to gross
loans decreased to 1.94% as of June 30, 2013, compared to 2.05% at
June 30, 2012, as a result of the reduction of non-performing
The Bank currently operates through 14 branches in Oakdale,
Sonora, Turlock, Stockton, Patterson, Ripon, Escalon, Manteca,
three branches in Modesto, and three branches in their Eastern
Sierra Division, which includes Bridgeport, Mammoth Lakes, and
For more information, please call 1-866-844-7500 or visit
This press release includes forward-looking statements about the
corporation for which the corporation claims the protection of safe
harbor provisions contained in the Private Securities Litigation
Reform Act of 1995.
Forward-looking statements are based on management’s knowledge
and belief as of today and include information concerning the
corporation’s possible or assumed future financial condition, and
its results of operations and business. Forward-looking statements
are subject to risks and uncertainties. A number of important
factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those
in the forward-looking statements. Those factors include
fluctuations in interest rates, government policies and regulations
(including monetary and fiscal policies), legislation, economic
conditions, including increased energy costs in California, credit
quality of borrowers, operational factors and competition in the
geographic and business areas in which the company conducts its
operations. All forward-looking statements included in this press
release are based on information available at the time of the
release, and the Company assumes no obligation to update any
Reminds Securityholders of the Postponement of the Special
Meeting to July 30, 2013
CALGARY, ALBERTA–(Marketwired – Jul 18, 2013) –
Wenzel Downhole Tools Ltd. (” Wenzel” or “the Company“) (TSX:WZL) is pleased to inform its
securityholders that the independent proxy advisory research firm,
Institutional Shareholder Services (” ISS“), has considered the revised valuation range
prepared by Raymond James Ltd. (” Raymond James“) for the common shares of Wenzel
(the ” Common Shares“) announced by the Company on July
10, 2013, and reconfirmed its recommendation that its clients vote
“FOR” the proposed plan of arrangement, whereby 1748017 Alberta
Ltd., a subsidiary of Basin Tools, L.P. (” Basin“), will acquire all of the issued and
outstanding Common Shares that Basin does not already own (the ” Arrangement“). Under the Arrangement, holders of
Common Shares (the ” Shareholders“) will receive, for each Common Share
held, $2.25 in cash.
ISS is widely recognized as a leading independent proxy voting
and corporate governance advisory firm. Its analyses and
recommendations are relied upon by many major institutional
investment firms, mutual funds and fiduciaries throughout North
As noted by ISS, on July 10, 2013 Raymond James delivered its
revised valuation and fairness opinion (the ” Revised Valuation and Fairness Opinion“) that as
of March 31, 2013, and based upon and subject to the assumptions
and limitations noted in the Revised Valuation and Fairness
Opinion, the fair market value of the Common Shares was in the
range of $2.16 to $2.46 per Common Share. Notwithstanding the
correction to the valuation range, in the opinion of Raymond James,
based upon and subject to the assumptions and limitations contained
in the Revised Valuation and Fairness Opinion, as of June 17, 2013,
the $2.25 per Common Share in cash to be paid to the Shareholders
pursuant to the Arrangement is fair, from a financial point of
view, to the Shareholders other than Basin and its affiliates.
The value of the consideration payable under the Arrangement
represents a premium of approximately 30.8% to the volume weighted
average trading price during the three months prior to the
In again reaching a supportive recommendation, ISS
“The Arrangement appears to be the result of the subsequent
acquisition by the company’s largest shareholder and 100% of
consideration will be paid by cash. In light of the adequate
premium to minority shareholders, the favorable market reaction and
absence of significant noted governance concerns, a vote FOR this
resolution is warranted.”
Wenzel would also like to remind its Shareholders, holders of
options (” Optionholders“) to acquire Common Shares and the
holder of series 1 preferred shares of Wenzel (collectively, the ” Securityholders“) that its special meeting has
been postponed to July 30, 2013 (the ” Reconvened Meeting”)to be held at the Imperial
Ballroom at Hyatt Regency Calgary at 700 Centre Street S.E.,
Calgary, Alberta, Canada at 10:00 a.m. (Calgary time). At the
Reconvened Meeting, the Securityholders will be asked to vote on a
special resolution (the ” Special Resolution”)to approve the
The members of the board of directors of the Company voting
on the resolution reconfirm, and unanimously recommend that the
Shareholders and Optionholders vote “FOR”, the Special Resolution
in respect of the Arrangement.
Wenzel mailed its management proxy circular dated June 17, 2013
(the ” Information Circular“) to Securityholders on June
19, 2013, and an addendum to the Information Circular dated July
16, 2013 on July 17, 2013 (the ” Addendum“), copies of which are available under
the Company’s profile on SEDAR at www.sedar.com. For convenience purposes only, a duplicate proxy
reflecting the date of the Reconvened Meeting accompanied the
Addendum (the ” Duplicate Proxy“).
Finally, we would like to thank those Securityholders who have
already voted. If a Securityholder has not already submitted
his/her/its proxy or wishes to change his/her/its vote on the
Special Resolution, such Securityholder should complete and sign
the Duplicate Proxy and return it to Computershare Trust Company of
Canada, 9th Floor, 100 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, M5J
2Y1, Attention: Proxy Department by mail no later than 10:00 a.m.
(Calgary time) on July 26, 2013, or at least 48 hours (other than a
Saturday, Sunday or holiday) prior to the time set for any
adjournment or postponement of the Reconvened Meeting. Registered
Shareholders and Optionholders may also use the internet site www.investorvote.comto
transmit their voting instructions.
We look forward to Securityholders participating and voting on
the business to be conducted at the Reconvened Meeting. Every vote
is important. Regardless of the number of securities owned, we
encourage every Securityholder to participate.
The Addendum and the Information Circular are important and
require your immediate attention. They require Securityholders to
make important decisions. If you are in doubt as to how to make
such decisions, please contact your financial, legal, tax or other
professional advisor. If you are a Securityholder of Wenzel and
have any questions or require more information, or require a copy
of the Information Circular, please contact Wenzel’s proxy
solicitation agent, CST Phoenix Advisors, by (1) toll-free
telephone in North America at 1-800-761-6534 or collect call at
201-806-2222, or (2) by email at
email@example.com, regarding matters to be
considered at the Reconvened Meeting and/or regarding the procedure
for voting your securities, whether acquired before OR AFTER the
record date of June 10, 2013.
ABOUT WENZEL DOWNHOLE TOOLS LTD.
The Company designs, manufacturers, sells and rents downhole
drilling tools for use in the oil and gas industry, operating in
Canada, the United States and internationally. The Company’s Common
Shares trade on the TSX under the symbol “WZL”.
The Company’s Canadian sales, manufacturing and servicing
facilities are located in Edmonton, Alberta and its sales and
servicing facilities are located in Conroe, Texas; Odessa, Texas;
Morgantown, West Virginia; Casper, Wyoming; Oklahoma City,
Oklahoma; and Celle, Germany. The corporate office is located in
Certain statements contained in this press release constitute
“forward-looking statements”. These statements are based on current
beliefs and assumptions of management, however are subject to known
and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause
actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking
statements in this press release.
Forward-looking statements in this press release may include,
without limitation, completion of the Arrangement. In addition to
other expectations and assumptions which may be identified in this
press release, assumptions have been made regarding and are
implicit in, among other things, the timely receipt of any required
regulatory approvals (including Court and Shareholder approvals).
Readers are cautioned that the foregoing list is not exhaustive of
all expectations and assumptions which have been used. Although the
Company believes that the expectations and assumptions on which the
forward-looking statements are based are reasonable, undue reliance
should not be placed on the forward-looking statements because the
Company can give no assurance that they will prove to be correct.
Since forward-looking statements address future events and
conditions, by their very nature they involve inherent risks and
uncertainties. Actual results could differ materially from those
currently anticipated due to a number of factors and risks. For
additional information with respect to certain of these beliefs,
assumptions, risks and uncertainties, please refer to The Company’s
Annual Information Form for fiscal 2012 available on SEDAR at http://www.sedar.com. .
Forward-looking statements are based on estimates and opinions of
management of the Company at the time the statements are presented.
The Company may, as considered necessary in the circumstances,
update or revise such forward-looking statements, whether as a
result of new information, future events or otherwise, but the
Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise any
forward-looking statements, except as required by applicable
*Permission to use quotations from the ISS report was neither
sought nor obtained.
THE TORONTO STOCK EXCHANGE HAS NOT REVIEWED AND DOES NOT
ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE ADEQUACY AND ACCURACY OF THIS NEWS
CST Phoenix Advisors
Toll-free telephone in North America: 1-800-761-6534
LAS VEGAS, NV–(Marketwired – Jul 18, 2013) – Las Vegas Sands ( NYSE: LVS) announced today that it will
release its financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2013
following the market close on Wednesday, July 24, 2013. The company
will host a conference call to discuss its results at approximately
1:30 p.m. Pacific Time (4:30 p.m. Eastern Time) on that same
A webcast of the conference call may be accessed at the Investor
Relations section of the company’s website at
ABOUT LAS VEGAS SANDS
Las Vegas Sands( NYSE: LVS) is a Fortune 500 company and the
leading global developer of destination properties (Integrated
Resorts) that feature premium accommodations, world-class gaming
and entertainment, convention and exhibition facilities, celebrity
chef restaurants, and many other amenities.
SANDS®is the company’s iconic Integrated Resort in
Singapore’s downtown Marina Bay district.
Through its majority-owned subsidiary Sands China Ltd., the
company also owns a portfolio of properties on Macao’s COTAI
STRIP®, including THE VENETIAN®
Macao, Four Seasons Hotel Macao, and Sands Cotai
Central. The company also owns the SANDS® Macaoon the
Las Vegas Sands is also committed to global sustainability
through its SANDS Eco
360program and is an active community partner through its
various charitable organizations.
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(Marketwired – Jul 18, 2013) –
Lions Gate Metals Inc. (TSX VENTURE:LGM) (“Lions Gate” or
the “Company”)is pleased to announce that Messrs. William
Filtness and Murray Oliver were elected to the board of directors
at the Company’s Annual General Meeting on July 11 th, 2013.
William Filtness obtained his Chartered Accountant designation
in 1980 while articling with Coopers & Lybrand’s (“C&L”)
Vancouver office. He spent fourteen years with Aurizon Mines Ltd.,
and since 2003 has served as President of KCT Consulting Inc. Mr.
Filtness has been the Chief Financial Officer of various TSX and
TSX Venture Exchange listed companies since 1988.
Murray Oliver holds a B.A. in economics and has over 19 years’
experience as a private consultant providing corporate finance,
restructuring and shareholder communication services to both
private and public companies.
The Company reminds shareholders that Messrs. Michael Sweatman
and John Tapics did not stand for re-election to the board of
directors in this last Annual Meeting. The Company wishes to thank
both Mr. Sweatman and Mr. Tapics for their time and dedication to
the Company and wishes them the very best with their future
About Lions Gate Metals
Lions Gate is a public Canadian based, junior resource company
focused on the exploration, development, and acquisition of both
advanced and early stage mineral projects.
Sincerely on behalf of the Board of Directors,
Arni Johannson, Chairman and Interim President and CEO, Lions
Gate Metals Inc.
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.
THIS PRESS RELEASE INCLUDES FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS OR
INFORMATION. ALL STATEMENTS OTHER THAN STATEMENTS OF HISTORICAL
FACT INCLUDED IN THIS RELEASE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION,
STATEMENTS REGARDING FUTURE PLANS AND OBJECTIVES OF THE COMPANY ARE
FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS THAT INVOLVE VARIOUS RISKS AND
UNCERTAINTIES. THERE CAN BE NO ASSURANCE THAT SUCH STATEMENTS WILL
PROVE TO BE ACCURATE AND ACTUAL RESULTS AND FUTURE EVENTS COULD
DIFFER MATERIALLY FROM THOSE ANTICIPATED IN SUCH STATEMENTS.
IMPORTANT FACTORS THAT COULD CAUSE ACTUAL RESULTS TO DIFFER
MATERIALLY FROM THE COMPANY’S PLANS OR EXPECTATIONS INCLUDE
AVAILABILITY OF CAPITAL AND FINANCING IN CONNECTION WITH THE
COMPANY’S PROPOSED PRIVATE PLACEMENT, GENERAL ECONOMIC, MARKET OR
BUSINESS CONDITIONS, REGULATORY CHANGES, TIMELINES OF GOVERNMENT OR
REGULATORY APPROVALS AND OTHER RISKS DETAILED HEREIN AND FROM TIME
TO TIME IN THE FILINGS MADE BY THE COMPANY. ACCORDINGLY, READERS
ARE ADVISED NOT TO PLACE UNDUE RELIANCE ON FORWARD-LOOKING
STATEMENTS OR INFORMATION.
WINNIPEG, MANITOBA–(Marketwired – Jul 18, 2013) –
FP Newspapers Inc. (TSX:FP) invites members of the
investment community and media to participate in the second quarter
results conference call. Ron Stern, Chairman, Bob Cox, Publisher of
the Winnipeg Free Press and Dan Koshowski, Chief Financial Officer
will discuss the second quarter results. The review will be
followed by a question and answer session. Please plan to connect
five minutes prior to the scheduled start time.
FP Newspapers Inc. Second Quarter Call, Tuesday, August 6, 2013
at 12:00 p.m. Eastern (11:00 a.m. Central).
Participants may join the call by dialing 416-340-2216or
dial toll free at
866-226-1792five minutes prior to 12:00 p.m. ET. The call
will be available at any time for replay until August 20, 2013. To
hear the replay dial 905-694-9451or
dial toll free at 800-408-3053.
The replay code is 9076644.
FPI owns securities entitling it to 49% of the distributable
cash of FP Canadian Newspapers Limited Partnership (“FPLP”). FPLP
owns the Winnipeg Free Press, the Brandon Sun, and their related
businesses, as well as the Canstar Community News division, the
publisher of six community newspapers in the Winnipeg region, The
Carillon in Steinbach with its related commercial printing
operations, and the Carberry News Express weekly publication. The
Winnipeg Free Press publishes six days a week for delivery to
subscribers and single copy sales, serving Winnipeg and Manitoba
with an average Monday through Saturday circulation of
approximately 111,200 copies. On Sundays the Winnipeg Free Press
publishes a newspaper sold through single-copy retail outlets and
vending boxes. The Brandon Sun publishes six days a week, serving
the region with an average circulation of approximately 12,475
copies. Canstar Community News publishes weekly with an average
circulation of approximately 200,000 copies. The businesses employ
approximately 540 people in Winnipeg, Brandon, Steinbach and
Carberry Manitoba. Further information can be found at www.fpnewspapers.com,
and in the disclosure documents filed by FP Newspapers Inc. with
the securities regulatory authorities, available at www.sedar.com.
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(Marketwired – Jul 18, 2013) –
Barisan Gold Corporation (the “Company”) (TSX
VENTURE:BG) wishes to announce that it has entered into stock
option agreements granting the right and option to purchase 480,000
common shares of the Company at $0.10 per common share exercisable
in whole or in part on or before five years from July 18, 2013.
About Barisan Gold Corporation
Barisan Gold (TSX VENTURE:BG) is a Canadian-based minerals
exploration company listed on the TSX Venture Exchange under the
symbol “BG”. The Company is engaged in the exploration, acquisition
and development of mineral properties in Indonesia. Barisan Gold
currently owns and operates three gold and gold-copper properties
in Indonesia’s Aceh Province on the northern tip of Sumatra Island,
namely the Barisan gold-copper porphyry belt, the Abong epithermal
gold project and the Takengon gold-copper porphyry prospect.
Barisan Gold currently has 40,706,186 shares outstanding.
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.
BOISE, ID–(Marketwired – Jul 18, 2013) – US Ecology, Inc. ( NASDAQ: ECOL) today announced that it will
release financial results for the second quarter ended June 30,
2013 on Monday, July 29, 2013 after the close of the
Management will conduct an investor conference call on Tuesday,
July 30, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time (8:00 a.m.
Mountain Daylight Time) to discuss these results and its business
Questions will be invited after management’s
presentation. Interested parties can access the conference
call by dialing 866-713-8563 or 617-597-5311 and using the passcode
96536035. The conference call will also be broadcast live on
the Company’s website at www.usecology.com.
An audio replay of the teleconference will be made available
through August 7, 2013 by calling 888-286-8010 or 617-801-6888 and
using the passcode 96728890. The replay will also be
accessible on the Company’s website at www.usecology.com.
About US Ecology, Inc.
US Ecology, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides
radioactive, hazardous, PCB and non-hazardous industrial waste
management and recycling services to commercial and government
entities, such as refineries and chemical production facilities,
manufacturers, electric utilities, steel mills, medical and
academic institutions and waste brokers. Headquartered in Boise,
Idaho, the Company is one of the oldest radioactive and hazardous
waste services companies in North America.