NA Proactive news snapshot: PlantX Life, ImagineAR, Byrna Technologies, Elys Game Technology UPDATE …

NA Proactive news snapshot: PlantX Life, ImagineAR, Byrna Technologies, Elys Game Technology UPDATE …

PlantX Life Inc (CSE:VEGA) (OTCMKTS:PLTXF) (FRA:WNT1) has revealed it is partnering with leading plant-based chef Matthew Kenney and his lifestyle brand in a series of deals that will expand the Canadian company’s vegan food offering. Kenney will join Vancouver-based PlantX as its new chief culinary officer through a five-year partnership with his plant-based company MK Cuisine Global LLC (MKC). PlantX said it has also inked a deal to acquire Kenney’s California retail location Plant-Based Deli LLC, known as New Deli, for around US$1.6 million in cash and shares. ImagineAR Inc (CSE:IP) (OTCMKTS:IPNFF) has announced its first publishing partnership for its augmented reality platform with venerated trade title Automotive Industries. The revenue white-label mobile app partnership agreement will allow the publication to instantly create mobile phone augmented reality immersive engagement campaigns using ImagineAR’s technology. Automotive Industries is the world’s oldest continually published trade publication covering the automaking business, founded in 1895 as “The Horseless Age” before adopting its current title in 1917. Byrna Technologies Inc (OTCQB:BYRN) (CSE:BYRN) has announced results for its fiscal first quarter ended February 28, 2021, revealing major revenue growth that the company attributes to rising demands for its non-lethal personal security device. Revenue for the period was US$8.9 million, compared to US$149,000 in the same period of 2020, while adjusted income was US$421,000, a turnaround from a loss of US$1.7 million. Gross margin was 53.3%, compared to -19.5%. “The quarter-over-quarter growth in revenues reflects the large increase in consumer demand for our Byrna HD non-lethal personal security device that began during the second half of 2020,” Bryna CEO Bryan Ganz said in a statement. Elys Game Technology Corp (NASDAQ:ELYS) (NEO:ELYS) has revealed it clocked up annual revenue of 37.3 million for the year ended December 31, 2020, which was a record for the interactive gaming and sports betting technology company. In a statement, Elys CEO Matteo Monteverdi said: “Our multi-faceted approach allowed us to adapt to evolving market conditions and grow. The increase in revenue to $37.3 million for the full year of 2020 reflects the strong growth in our web-based gaming turnover, which increased 54% versus 2019. This increase was offset by a decline in our land-based gaming turnover, that has been impacted by the shutdown of betting shops in Italy due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic,” he added. NEXE Innovations Inc (CVE:NEXE) (OTCMKTS:NEXNF) (FRA:NX5), a leader in plant-based materials manufacturing, has announced that its signature consumer product and in-house coffee line XOMA Superfoods has launched Mindful Mushroom coffee. The new Mindful Mushroom coffee blend, which is now available at xomasuperfoods.com, features chaga, cordyceps and lion’s mane mushrooms, providing a rich, low-calorie source of fibre, protein, and antioxidants. NEXE noted that the XOMA eCommerce store launched on April 6, offering its first product — XOMA Coffee Fortified with MCT. And demand has been substantial. Predictiv AI Inc (CVE:PAI) (OTC:INOTF) (FRA:71TA) said it has entered into a consultancy agreement with F2 Factor in order to boost sales and increase Predictiv AI’s brand and product distribution, as well as provide strategic support services to the company’s leadership team. Predictiv AI noted that F2 Factor is a leader in multichannel marketing, sales, and distribution, with a successful track record in helping businesses to build and execute their sales strategy. “To have one of the leading North American sales channel and distribution consultancy firms engaged and embedded as an extension of our team is a major leap forward in our sales plan and execution strategy. For an AI company and manufacturer, it’s a game changer,” Predictiv AI CEO Michael Lende said in a statement. BioSig Technologies Inc (NASDAQ:BSGM) said it has completed enrollment in the PURE EP 2.0 clinical trial. The multi-center, prospective clinical trial was conducted at the Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute at St. David’s Medical Center in Austin, Texas, Mayo Clinic Florida Campus in Jacksonville, Florida, and Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. During the trial, BioSig said the PURE EP System was used in all types of arrhythmia cases, including atrial fibrillation, ventricular tachycardia, and atrial flutter. Atrial fibrillation, the most common arrhythmia type affecting over 6 million people in the US, accounted for more than 40% of enrollments. Altamira Gold Corp (CVE:ALTA) (OTCPINK:EQTRF) (FRA:T6UP) said it has hired world-renowned economic geologist Dr Quinton Hennigh as its geological advisor and has engaged AFC Geofísica to carry out an induced polarization (IP) survey at its Mutum target at its Apiacas project in Brazil. The study will better define the geology and help prioritize drill targets at Mutum, which lies 50 kilometres (km) west of Altamira’s Cajueiro gold project and where four high-grade vein structures have been confirmed as well as extensive disseminated gold mineralization over a 4 square kilometre area. Cabral Gold Inc. (CVE:CBR) (OTCPINK:CBGZF) has announced the appointment of Rodney Cooper to its board of directors with immediate effect. Cooper, a mining engineer, is principal at Cooper Mine Management and Valuation Consulting and is a director of Moneta Porcupine Mines Inc. which has a number of gold exploration projects in Ontario, including a 50% JV with Kirkland Lake Gold. He was formerly a director at Klondex Gold until the company was acquired by Hecla. From the period 2011 to 2017, Cooper was president and COO of Labrador Iron Mines, prior to establishing his own consulting firm. He joined Kinross Gold Corporation in 2000 and was VP Technical Services for Kinross from 2002 to 2006. During that time, he made numerous trips to Brazil evaluating gold opportunities, and worked on Kinross’ world-class Paracatu gold mine and the Gurupi project. TechX Technologies Inc.(CSE:TECX) (OTCMKTS:TECXF) (FRA:C0B1) said it has closed a fully-subscribed non-brokered private placement financing for total gross proceeds of $10 million. The company, which is focused in emerging technologies across growth sectors including crypto, blockchain, AI and cloud technologies, said it will use the proceeds from the private placement to fund operational expenditures of its subsidiaries, to evaluate further strategic acquisitions, and for general working capital purposes.  TechX Technologies said it has allotted and issued 20,000,000 units at a price of $0.50 per unit under the offering. DGTL Holdings Inc (CVE:DGTL) (OTCQB:DGTHF) (FRA:A2QB0L) has announced the signing of a joint venture partnership with Loop Insights Inc (CVE:MTRX) (OTCQB:RACMF). Under the agreement, DGTL and Loop will combine their technologies to onboard consumers, fans, and gamers, at the point of engagement in both the physical, and digital space. Both companies will collaborate to gain access to new users, global brand customers, real-time data, and accretive revenue streams. By integrating Loop’s technology with DGTL’s social media CMS platform, Loop and DGTL provide global brands, event venue and retail operators with a “complete overview of their customers and operations, for powerful content with deep analytical insights,” the company said. Mawson Gold Limited (TSE:MAW) (OTCPINK:MWSNF) (FRA:MXR) has posted more drill results from its Rajapalot project in Finland, which included a new discovery at The Hut prospect, showing the thickest mineralized zone drilled so far at the property. There, one hole hit a length of 70.3 metres (m) at a grade of 0.9 grams per ton (g/t) gold, 828 parts per million (ppm) cobalt (Co) and 1.6 g/t gold-equivalent starting from a depth of 95.8m. The drilling also showed an extension to the high-grade mineralization at the Joki East prospect, which was a blind discovery made by the company in late 2020. There, one hole hit 1.5 metres at 18.1 g/t gold, 1,696 ppm cobalt, 19.6 g/t gold-equivalent from 117.1m depth and mineralization at Joki East now extends over 225 metres down plunge and 30-40 metres across strike and is open up-and down-plunge. KULR Technology Group Inc (OTCQB:KULR), a leading developer of next-generation thermal management technologies, has announced that it is expanding its manufacturing presence to a new, larger facility in San Diego to accommodate continued business growth. The company said it plans to leverage its new facility to commence commercialization of its product portfolio while also establishing new internal operational efficiencies. The new facility will also provide KULR’s partners with improved workspace to facilitate collaboration and communication while providing the company with further room for growth. HighGold Mining Inc (CVE:HIGH) (OTCQX:HGGOF) told investors it will mobilize for this year’s fully funded drill program at its flagship Johnson Tract (JT) polymetallic gold project in mid-May as it revealed all assays had now been received for 2020’s work. Last year, HighGold sunk over 16,000 metres (m) in 32 holes at the Alaska asset and, notably, the gold, copper, zinc, silver, lead mineralization associated with the JT deposit has now been expanded to a total strike of 500m and a down-plunge distance of 575m. Versus Systems Inc (NASDAQ:VS) (CSE:VS) (FRA:BMVB) said it has added new functionality to its patented Dynamic Regulatory Compliance prizing engine to support uses in India’s booming mobile, entertainment and gaming content market. The company which has offices in Los Angeles and Vancouver said it will be partnering with some of its existing content partners to launch in India “within the next 60 days.” With a population of nearly 1.4 billion, India is the largest market in the world for film production, the third-largest market for mobile phone use, and one of the fastest-growing markets in the world for smartphone adoption. Renforth Resources Inc (CSE:RFR) (OTCPINK:RFHRF) (FRA:9RR) has posted more drill results from its Fall program at the flagship Parbec open pit gold deposit in Quebec and updated on the current 3,500 metres (m) drill program at its 215 square kilometres (sq km) Surimeau district property. Both projects sit adjacent to the Canadian Malartic Mine in Quebec – Canada’s largest gold mine. The Parbec program was designed to fill in gaps within the existing deposit model, to test for the downdip extension of mineralized zones and to twin holes drilled between 1986 and 1993 to allow the assay results from those 62 holes to be used in the 2021 resource estimate, which is expected to be completed in June or July this year. The results come from two holes and a portion of a third. Highlights include 2.64 grams per ton (g/t) gold in a 1.15m length from 410.1m depth. Empower Clinics Inc (CSE:CBDT) (FRA:8EC) (OTCQB:EPWCF) announced that it has appointed Kai Medical Laboratory President Yoshi Tyler to its board of directors. With a professional and entrepreneurial background in healthcare, Tyler has more than 13 years of experience at Pfizer Inc (NYSE:PFE) (FRA:PFE), a Fortune 500 pharmaceutical company. That experience has provided her with the knowledge and industry insights to found and lead the Kai Medical Laboratory, the company said. Empower fully acquired Kai Lab in October 2020. Talon Metals Corp (TSE:TLO) (OTCMKTS:TLOFF) (FRA:TAO) revealed a blockbuster interval from its ongoing drill program at its Tamarack nickel project highlighting the project’s potential for “significant” tonnage and grade. Drilling intersected 138.18 metres at a grade of 1.7% nickel (Ni), 1% copper (Cu), or 2.3% nickel equivalent or 6% copper equivalent starting at 317.5 metres. Within the interval, Talon intersected 82.5 metres grading 2.1% Ni, 1.2% Cu (2.7% NiEq or 7.2% CuEq) starting at 317.5 metres, including 39 metres grading 3.1% Ni, 1.6% Cu (3.9% NiEq or 10.5% CuEq) starting at 346 metres. ImagineAR Inc (CSE:IP) (OTCQB:OTCQB) (FRA:GMS1) reports that two E-Sports & Gaming teams have selected the company during the final Hype Sports Innovation Draft Day on April 12. ImagineAR said SK Gaming is a leading esports organization and one of the world’s most recognized brands in competitive video gaming. In the past two decades, SK Gaming managed to win more than 60 major championship titles and millions in prize money earnings across a variety of disciplines. SK dominated several esports titles with the legendary Swedish Counter-Strike team, Quake superstar Rapha, the FIFA twins, its long-standing Warcraft III division or the Brazilian Global Offensive heroes of today, among others.  ElectraMeccanica Vehicles Corp. (NASDAQ:SOLO) said it has appointed Kevin Pavlov as its new chief operating officer (COO) with effect from May 1, 2021.  Pavlov, who will be responsible for overseeing operational growth as ElectraMeccanica ramps up commercial production with a focus on enhancing profitability and efficiency, brings over two decades of automotive experience to ElectraMeccanica with an accomplished background and domain-specific expertise working with Original Equipment Manufacturers and globally recognized Tier 1 suppliers. Prior to joining ElectraMeccanica, Pavlov most recently served as the COO of Karma Automotive. He has held various other senior leadership roles in his career, most notably at Magna International where he was, at different points in time, the COO of its E-Car joint venture, global president and general manager of Magna Electronics, and executive vice president of Magna’s Services, Ventures, and Innovation Group. Snowline Gold Corp (CSE:SGD) has offered investors a glimpse into its 125-hectare Rainbow gold project in the Tintina gold belt in Canada’s Yukon Territory, calling it a “key element” in the firm’s asset portfolio. The Vancouver-based company said that a geochemical anomaly on the project indicates that it could host a deep-seated intrusion-related gold system similar to the ones seen at nearby gold operations run by Victoria Gold and Kinross Gold. Ground magnetics have revealed an alteration signature across a three by two kilometre area, and grab samples have graded up to 8 grams per ton gold, according to Snowline. Safe-T Group Ltd (NASDAQ:SFET) (TASE:SFET) has announced the availability of a joint Zero Trust Access solution between its wholly-owned subsidiary Safe-T Data A.R Ltd and Thales that is designed to help organizations address their remote access needs. The company noted that in the world of digital transformation and work-from-home, the need for remote access to corporate resources has grown exponentially.  Trillion Energy International Inc (CSE:TCF) (OTCMKTS:TCFF) (FRA:3P2N), the Turkey and Bulgaria-focused oiler, said it has retained Oil and Gas Hunter (OGH) to conduct geophysical analysis to advance its plan to expand its current offshore acreage at the SASB Gas field aimed at discovering additional new gas resources and search for deeper gas potential in the contiguous blocks. In a statement, Trillion Energy CEO Art Halleran said: “We are confident that the geophysical assessments by Oil and Gas Hunter will significantly increase our understanding of the gas resources on the SASB gas field. The geophysical work is expected to define new exploration targets proximate to the Production Block but located outside the current boundaries and also to identify new gas on the existing production block as well as confirm existing targets to be drilled in our 2021 drilling program later this year,” he added. Namaste Technologies Inc (CVE:N) (OTCMKTS:NXTTF) (FRA:M5BQ) announced that its wholly-owned CannMart Inc subsidiary has entered into supply agreements with craft cannabis companies CannTx Life Sciences Inc, Rilaxe Canna Inc, and Safari Flower Co to expand product offerings to CannMart’s recreational consumers and medical cannabis customers across Canada. “We are excited to have these products available by the end of May of this year, as we look to grow our future revenues,” Namaste Technologies CEO Meni Morim said in a statement.  GoviEx Uranium Inc (CVE:GXU) (OTCQB:GVXXF) announced that it has signed contracts to undertake drilling programs related to a feasibility study for its Madaouela Uranium project in Niger. CEO Daniel Major said the GoviEx decided to move straight on to the completion of the feasibility study required to secure project financing, following the positive results of an updated pre-feasibility study and its view that the uranium market fundamentals are improving. GoviEx said it has planned a 13,000 metre (m) drilling program, with a combination of rotary mud and diamond core drilling, to an average depth of 100m.  Forian Inc. (NASDAQ:FORA) said it has entered into a securities purchase agreement with a select group of institutional and accredited investors to raise gross proceeds of $12,000,000 resulting from the sale of 1,191,743 shares of its common stock at an average purchase price equal to $10.21 per share.  The company, a provider of software and technology-enabled services for the healthcare and cannabis industries, said it did not engage a placement agent in connection with the private investment in public equity (PIPE) financing. Forian said it expects to use the proceeds of the PIPE financing, together with other available funds, for data acquisition, working capital and general corporate purposes, including potential acquisition or investment in technologies, intellectual property or businesses that complement the company’s business. Vox Royalty Corp (CVE:VOX) (OTCMKTS:VOXCF) reported that it expects to generate royalty revenue of between C$1.7 million and C$2.5 million in 2021, about two-thirds of which will be derived from gold.  The company said it anticipates gold-equivalent ounces to be weighted towards the second half of the year following first production from the Segilola gold mine in Nigeria in June and the first ore production from the Altair open pit at the Koolyanobbing iron ore operations, complementing current production from the Deception pit.  New Pacific Metals Corp (TSE:NUAG) (OTCMKTS:NUPMF) (FRA:3N7A) revealed it will acquire a 98% stake in the Carangas silver project in the Oruro Department of Bolivia, which, the company says, cements its first mover status in an under-explored silver district. The explorer has inked a deal with a private Bolivian company over the purchase and a 5,000 metres (m) discovery diamond drill program is planned for this year upon receipt of a permit. Nextech AR Solutions Corp (OTCQB:NEXCF) (NEO:NTAR) (CSE:NTAR) (FRA:N29) has announced a partnership with UK events company Mash Media, making it the official experience platform for International Confex 2021, an event show for event planners. The Confex 2021 hybrid event, consisting of a blend of in person and virtual online components, is scheduled for June 22-23 at the ExCel Centre in London. It will be the event’s first hybrid edition in its 38-year history, and organizers to draw 8,000 in person and another 5,000 online, with more than 100 speakers, 60 seminars and 300 exhibitors.  American Battery Metals Corporation (OTCQB:ABML), which is in the process of changing its name to American Battery Technology Company, announced that it has retained the Ashcroft Firm, chaired by former Attorney General John Ashcroft in response to false and defamatory reports posted on March 9 and March 10, 2021. The company has said it believes the “reports” were intended to manipulate our stock price downward in support of short-sellers. American Battery added that it categorically denies the allegations and their implications and has retained the Ashcroft Firm to investigate this matter and take all available legal recourses to protect our shareholders. The company said it also intends to report this activity to the appropriate regulators. American Battery said it will defend itself vigorously against these false allegations and is also reviewing all legal options at its disposal to hold the author(s) and the sponsors of these reports responsible for the baseless attack, which has, as of the current date, caused its stock to decrease. Shareholders are cautioned against reacting to any false statements being made that demonstrate their author’s lack of understanding of the company and its multiple deployment models, American Battery said, adding that it stands by the data provided and described in detail in its public filings, and urged all investors to review the filings. Perma-Fix Environmental Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:PESI) noted that it is celebrating the company’s 30th anniversary on Tuesday, April 13, 2021. Founded by Dr Louis F. Centofanti in 1991, Perma-Fix has become a leader in the field of nuclear waste treatment, nuclear services and health physics. Mark Duff, the company’s chief executive officer commented: “Over 30 years ago, Dr Centofanti recognized the enormity of the waste challenges facing our country. It was through his vision and execution that Perma-Fix began developing unique technologies to address some of the nation’s most difficult waste streams. Today, we operate four nuclear waste treatment facilities, housing some of the most advanced waste management technologies in the world. Through these facilities, we are able to provide comprehensive industrial, radioactive and mixed waste services nationwide. Our customers span government, industrial, medical and other commercial organizations across North America, Canada, and the European Union. Over the past decade, Dr Centofanti recognized the need to diversify and apply the strengths in radioactive waste management into field operations to develop a full-service offering to our clients. This practice has evolved into a comprehensive nuclear services capability, rapidly becoming an industry leader in health physics, radiation protection, and remediation to support protection of human health and the environment. On behalf of the Perma-Fix family, I am sincerely grateful for the leadership of Dr Centofanti, as well as the hard work and tireless commitment of our employees, all of whom enabled us to reach this momentous milestone.” Duos Technologies Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:DUOT), a provider of intelligent security analytical technology solutions, has said it will be presenting at the Planet MicroCap Showcase: VIRTUAL on Wednesday, April 21, 2021, at 12.00pm Eastern Time. The company said Duos Technologies CEO Chuck Ferry will be hosting the presentation and answering questions from investors. To access the live presentation, investors can use the following webcast link: https://www.webcaster4.com/Webcast/Page/2059/40503. 1-on-1 meetings can also be scheduled and conducted via private, secure video conference through the conference event platform. To book 1on1 investor meetings with Duos, and to watch the Duos presentation, investors should registered for the virtual event at the following link: https://planetmicrocapshowcase.com/signup. For investors that cannot make the live presentation, all company presentation “webcasts” will be available directly on the conference event platform under the “Agenda” tab on the following link: https://planetmicrocapshowcase.com/ Sanatana Resources Inc (CVE:STA) said the TSX Venture Exchange has accepted for filing the company’s proposal to issue 350,000 shares to settle outstanding debt for $70,000 with one creditor. OTC Markets Group Inc. (OTCQX:OTCM), the operator of financial markets for 11,000 U.S. and global securities, has announced that Unisync Corp. (TSX:UNI) (OTCQX:USYNF), a vertically integrated North American enterprise with capabilities in garment design, domestic manufacturing, and off-shore outsourcing, has qualified to trade on the OTCQX Best Market and has today upgraded from the OTC Pink market. Upgrading to the OTCQX Market is an important step for companies seeking to provide transparent trading for their US investors.  For companies listed on a qualified international exchange, streamlined market standards enable them to utilize their home market reporting to make their information available in the US. To qualify for OTCQX, companies must meet high financial standards, follow best practice corporate governance and demonstrate compliance with applicable securities laws. “We are pleased to add to our expansion into the US, the ability to trade in the US on the OTCQX Best Markets platform. This will make it easier for our US employees and investors to invest in Unisync by reducing the requirement of having a Canadian trading account,” said Matthew Graham, CEO of Unisync. “We are excited about this cost-effective way to complement our listing on the TSX.”

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