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Press Release: Forward Into Fall

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After only five years, Forward Comix just might be on the verge of a breakthrough. During the 2016-2017 season, Forward Comix got the attention of critics and award organizations across the spectrum, including: Glyph Comics Awards, Imagine FX Magazine, Communication Arts, Society of Illustrators, and the Independent Publisher Book Awards. This was in addition to press appearances on CBR (Comic Book Resources), and in ImagineFX Magazine.

“We have an opportunity to develop Forward Comix far beyond being simply a self-publisher,” founder Jerome Walford states. This is where the Forward into fall campaign and a new Kickstarter effort comes in. With the boost from a Kickstarter campaign, Forward Comix intends to publish four fully realized projects by the end of 2018.

  1. The Novel: Revolting

The first project in the campaign is familiar to fans of Forward Comix. “Revolting” is the second literary YA novel set in the “Curse of the Griffin” realm. The epic tale follows Daniel Griffin, the lost heir to a fallen mystical kingdom, his friends, and frienemies – all now desperate refugees attempting to escape a vengeful vampire and his blood-thirsty army. “Revolting” promises immense fantasy world building, and is set for release in early 2018.

 

  1. The Graphic Novel: Nowhere Man, Volume Three

The centerpiece of the campaign will be Forward Comix’s signature title, “Nowhere Man”. Nominated for three Glyph Comics Awards, and winner of the Glyph Comics Award for Best Male Character, 2014, “Nowhere Man” is a graphic novel mini-series that follows detective Jack Maguire. Volume three promises to be 80+ pages with key events in Jack’s journey, and Rose Yancey, too, even as Jack and Rose now find themselves on opposite sides.

  1. The YA Graphic Novel: Moon’s Ostrich

The third project is the highly anticipated full-length graphic novel, “Moon’s Ostrich.” First published as a pilot issue a few years ago, the perky young character quickly gained a spot in the heart of many, including a win in the Society of Illustrators’ Third Annual Comic and Comic Art competition. “Moon’s Ostrich” will be a graphic novel for intermediate grades set in the steampunk genre. It follows Moon Wright, a brilliant 10-year-old engineer as she goes on a dangerous adventure that just might thwart a villain’s plan to trigger the first world war.

  1. The New Comic Project

As if that wasn’t enough, Forward Comix has announced a secret project that places Jerome Walford as the writer, with the very talented artist Caanan White (Uber, Young Blood, Son of Shaolin) on interiors. Details are under tight wraps until mid-campaign, but with a Jerome / Caanan combo, plus a three-person editorial team, the bar will be set very high.

“We want to give readers a lot of value in this campaign – four solid projects they can back right at the start of our upcoming year.” Jerome seems to have pulled together a strong team of artists and editors. Maya Rock has tremendous experience as an editor. Highly experienced editor Maya Rock has joined with Rebekah Griffin Greene to be a strong editorial presence on the brand’s most accomplished work. With four promising projects on the slate, Forward Comix hopes to build on its early success and gain more traction in an industry thirsty for new, original content.

The Kickstarter is now live! Check it out here: http://kck.st/2hASlIf



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TransCanada responds to oil leak in Amherst, South Dakota

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AMHERST, SOUTH DAKOTA–(Marketwired – Nov. 16, 2017) – News Release – TransCanada (TSX:TRP) (NYSE:TRP) crews safely shut down its Keystone pipeline at approximately 6 a.m. CST (5 a.m. MST) after a drop in pressure was detected in its operating system resulting from an oil leak that is under investigation. The estimated volume of the leak is approximately 5,000 barrels. The section of pipe along a right-of-way approximately 35 miles (56 kilometres) south of the Ludden pump station in Marshall County, South Dakota was completely isolated within 15 minutes and emergency response procedures were activated.

Crews, including TransCanada specialists from emergency management, engineering, environmental management and safety as well as contracted, nationally recognized experts are assessing the situation. TransCanada is providing State and Federal regulators, including the Pipelines and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) and the National Response Center (NRC), with accurate and confirmed information on an ongoing basis.

TransCanada appreciates the collaborative support of local officials, emergency response personnel and commissioners in Marshall County, as well as the landowner who has given permission to access land for assessment, identification and clean-up activities.

We have been keeping our shippers and customers up to date and have communicated that the pipeline from Hardisty, Alberta to Cushing, Oklahoma and to Wood River/Patoka, Illinois is expected to remain shut down as we respond to this incident. This does not affect the Marketlink pipeline system, which uses the facilities of the southern leg of the Keystone system from Cushing to the Gulf Coast.

The safety of the public and environment are our top priorities and we will continue to provide updates as they become available.

TransCanada operates a network of natural gas pipelines that extends more than 91,500 kilometres (56,900 miles), tapping into virtually all major gas supply basins in North America. TransCanada is the continent’s leading provider of gas storage and related services with 653 billion cubic feet of storage capacity. A large independent power producer, TransCanada currently owns or has interests in approximately 6,200 megawatts of power generation in Canada and the United States. TransCanada is also the developer and operator of one of North America’s leading liquids pipeline systems that extends over 4,800 kilometres (3,000 miles), connecting growing continental oil supplies to key markets and refineries. TransCanada’s common shares trade on the Toronto and New York stock exchanges under the symbol TRP. Visit TransCanada.com to learn more, or connect with us on social media and 3BL Media.

FORWARD LOOKING INFORMATION

This publication contains certain information that is forward-looking and is subject to important risks and uncertainties (such statements are usually accompanied by words such as “anticipate”, “expect”, “believe”, “may”, “will”, “should”, “estimate”, “intend” or other similar words). Forward-looking statements in this document are intended to provide TransCanada security holders and potential investors with information regarding TransCanada and its subsidiaries, including management’s assessment of TransCanada’s and its subsidiaries’ future plans and financial outlook. All forward-looking statements reflect TransCanada’s beliefs and assumptions based on information available at the time the statements were made and as such are not guarantees of future performance. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on this forward-looking information, which is given as of the date it is expressed in this news release, and not to use future-oriented information or financial outlooks for anything other than their intended purpose. TransCanada undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking information except as required by law. For additional information on the assumptions made, and the risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ from the anticipated results, refer to the Quarterly Report to Shareholders dated November 8, 2017 and 2016 Annual Report filed under TransCanada’s profile on SEDAR at www.sedar.com and with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission at www.sec.gov.

Boston Properties Prices $850 Million Offering of Senior Unsecured Notes

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BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Boston
Properties, Inc.
(NYSE: BXP), a real estate investment trust,
announced today that its operating partnership, Boston Properties
Limited Partnership (“BPLP”), has agreed to sell $850 million of 3.200%
senior unsecured notes due 2025 in an underwritten public offering
through BNY Mellon Capital Markets, LLC, Deutsche Bank Securities Inc.,
J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner Smith
Incorporated, Morgan Stanley Co. LLC, Jefferies LLC, Scotia Capital
(USA) Inc., TD Securities (USA) LLC and Wells Fargo Securities, LLC as
joint book-running managers. The notes were priced at 99.757% of the
principal amount to yield 3.238% to maturity. The notes will mature on
January 15, 2025, unless earlier redeemed. The offering is expected to
close on December 4, 2017, subject to the satisfaction of customary
closing conditions.

The estimated net proceeds from this offering are expected to be
approximately $841.2 million. BPLP intends to use the net proceeds from
the sale of the notes for the repayment of debt, including funding the
redemption of the $850 million aggregate principal amount of its 3.700%
senior notes due 2018 that are outstanding (the “2018 Notes”), or other
general business purposes, which may include acquisitions, development
projects or other investment opportunities. Pending such uses, BPLP may
invest the net proceeds in short-term, interest-bearing,
investment-grade securities. In connection with the redemption of the
2018 Notes, BPLP expects that it will record a loss from early
extinguishment of debt in the fourth quarter of 2017. Neither this
offering nor the impact of the redemption of the 2018 Notes was
previously reflected in Boston Properties’ earnings guidance for 2017.

BPLP has filed a registration statement (including a prospectus and a
preliminary prospectus supplement) with the Securities and Exchange
Commission for the offering to which this communication relates. Before
you invest, you should read the prospectus and the preliminary
prospectus supplement in that registration statement and other documents
BPLP has filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission for more
complete information about BPLP and this offering. You may obtain these
documents for free by visiting EDGAR on the SEC website at www.sec.gov.
Alternatively, you may obtain a copy of the prospectus and related
prospectus supplement from BNY Mellon Capital Markets, LLC at Attention:
Debt Capital Markets, 101 Barclay St., 3W, New York, New York 10286, or
by calling (800) 269-6864; Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. at Attention:
Prospectus Group, 60 Wall Street, New York, NY 10005-2836, or by calling
toll free at (800) 503-4611 or by emailing prospectus.CPDG@db.com;
J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, 383 Madison Avenue, New York, New York
10179, Attention: High Grade Syndicate Desk, 3rd floor, or by calling
(212) 834-4533; Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner Smith Incorporated, 200
North College Street, NC1-004-03-43, Charlotte, NC 28255-0001,
Attention: Prospectus Department, or by calling toll-free (800) 294-1322
or by email at dg.prospectus_requests@baml.com;
and Morgan Stanley Co. LLC, 180 Varick Street, 2nd Floor, New York,
New York 10014, Attention: Prospectus Department, or by calling (866)
718-1649 or by email at prospectus@morganstanley.com.

This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the
solicitation of an offer to buy any securities nor shall there be any
sale of these securities in any state in which such an offer,
solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or
qualification under the securities laws of any such state.

Boston Properties is a fully integrated real estate investment trust
that develops, redevelops, acquires, manages, operates and owns a
diverse portfolio of primarily Class A office space totaling 49.8
million square feet and consisting of 166 office properties (including
seven properties under construction), five retail properties, five
residential properties (including three properties under construction)
and one hotel. The Company is one of the largest owners and developers
of Class A office properties in the United States, concentrated in five
markets – Boston, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco and Washington,
DC.

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the
meaning of the Federal securities laws. You can identify these
statements by our use of the words “will,” “expects,” “intends” and
similar expressions that do not relate to historical matters. You should
exercise caution in interpreting and relying on forward-looking
statements because they involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties
and other factors which are, in some cases, beyond Boston Properties’
control and could materially affect actual results, performance or
achievements. These factors include, without limitation, Boston
Properties’ ability to satisfy the closing conditions to the pending
transaction described above, potential changes in interest rates prior
to the redemption of the 2018 Notes that could increase or decrease the
loss from early extinguishment of debt incurred in connection with the
redemption of the 2018 Notes and other risks and uncertainties detailed
from time to time in Boston Properties’ filings with the SEC. Boston
Properties does not undertake a duty to update or revise any
forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information,
future events or otherwise.

GIGS press release on Zimbabwe

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The Ghana Institute of Governance and Security (GIGS) wishes to call on Zimbabweans to tread cautiously in the handling of the military’s intervention in the governance of the country.

We take note of the assertion maintained by the Military that the intervention is not a coup d’etat, but a move to get rid of “criminals” around 93 year old President Robert Mugabe.

We are also delighted to learn about President Mugabe’s first public appearance at a graduation ceremony in Harare today, November 17, after last week’s military takeover during which the President was confined to his home.

Amidst the negotiations with President Mugabe to step down mainly because of old age, we acknowledge the efforts by the military in managing the situation to demonstrate that their action is not a coup d’etat but to save the governance and democratic structure from deteriorating into a leadership and political crisis.

Although the military maintains that it not a coup, its intervention can best be described as an academic takeover, and the military should be mindful of the implications in order not to disrespect the flag and the Constitution of Zimbabwe.

But GIGS believes that whatever way the action of the military is described, it is unconstitutional because you cannot force a change of government through any means other than the use of the ballot box.

In handling the dilemma, GIGS wishes to remind Zimbabweans of the need to uphold democratic values in what options they take in the negotiations of President Mugabe.

President Mugabe may have been in power for a record long time, but he remains a democratically elected President and an iconic African leader of whom many remain proud.

The military should be reminded of the need to reason with President Mugabe and not to force him out, a situation that can be counter-productive.

President Mugabe cannot be wished away, and in all things, we encourage Zimbabweans to flag the many positives of their President for his tremendous contributions towards the development of that country, and Africa in general.

Whether President Mugabe decides to relinquish power, or the military finds it necessary to have him handover power due to his physical inability to govern, the exit must be gracious and dignified.

The military must build public consensus on the matter, win the confidence of the citizenry, and avoid the perception of a coup d’etat, which could only set a precedent for more coups.

The government and people of Zimbabwe should not allow themselves to be pressured in taking hasty decisions in order not to dilapidate the diplomatic and development gains achieved by Zimbabwe.

GIGS wishes Zimbabwe well in their decisions that would be taken in the coming days which would ultimately define the future of Zimbabwe.

Signed

David Agbee (Executive Director)

PRESS RELEASE: National Academy of Social Insurance Launches …

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Washington, D.C., Nov. 17, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The National Academy of Social Insurance announced a new project today, “Designing State-Based Social Insurance Programs for Paid Leave, Affordable Child Care, and Long-Term Services and Supports.” As part of the project, the Academy is forming a study panel to shed light on the design challenges states face in developing programs to meet these needs.

Most Americans at some point in their lives have a child through birth or adoption, need to provide care for a family member or loved one, stop working temporarily to care for their own serious health condition, and/or require long-term services and supports (LTSS), either due to a disability, illness, or the natural process of getting older. When workers seek to balance work and family without adequate supporting infrastructure in place, both families and the economy face significant costs. In the absence of a sufficient care infrastructure, workers are often driven to reduce or abandon their labor market participation, which in turn can lead to forgone household income and retirement savings, inadequate care, and lower GDP more broadly. In an effort to address the lack of access to paid leave, affordable child care, and long-term services and supports, some states are in the process of developing social insurance programs to meet these needs. The Academy’s study panel will inform these debates by studying options for funding and administering such programs.

“Many Americans do not have access to paid leave or long-term care insurance to protect themselves and their families in the case of these common life events,” said William Arnone, CEO of the Academy. “This study panel is part of the Academy’s broader efforts to flesh out policy options that may help address these challenges, which are growing more urgent as changes in how we live and work reduce the number of families with stay-at-home caregivers, and as more and more Americans live longer than ever before.”

The study panel will be co-chaired by Academy members Heidi Hartmann and Marc Cohen. Heidi Hartmann is President and CEO of the Institute for Women’s Policy Research; Research Professor at The George Washington University; and a MacArthur Fellow. Marc Cohen is Professor in the Department of Gerontology at the McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Boston; Co-Director of the LeadingAge LTSS Center @UMass Boston; and Research Director of the Center for Consumer Engagement in Health Innovation at Community Catalyst.

“Given the enormous challenges faced by today’s working families to provide both care and income, programs like paid family and medical leave and child care support help people stay in the labor force, advance in their careers, and build lasting economic security,” says co-chair Heidi Hartmann.

“About half of all people turning age 65 will need significant assistance with activities of daily living to remain independent as they get older. Most people don’t have the financial resources or private insurance to meet the expense for this kind of basic care, and many eventually turn to Medicaid. For states wishing to implement public insurance approaches to address this financial and social challenge, critical work on program design and funding options is crucial,” notes co-chair Marc Cohen.

This project has been made possible with support from Caring Across Generations (CAG), a national campaign to transform how we care for our families at every stage of life. It is being conducted in conjunction with the Academy’s “Leveraging Social Insurance to Combat Inequality” project, funded by the Ford Foundation.

Study Panel Members 

Marc Cohen, Co-Chair, Professor, McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies, University of Massachusetts, Boston; Co-Director, LeadingAge LTSS Center @UMass Boston; Research Director, Center for Consumer Engagement in Health Innovation, Community Catalyst

Heidi Hartmann, Co-Chair, President and CEO, Institute for Women’s Policy Research; Research Professor, The George Washington University; MacArthur Fellow

Brian Burwell, Vice President, Health Policy and Data Analytics, IBM Watson Health

Henry Claypool, Policy Director, Community Living Policy Center, University of California, San Francisco

Indivar Dutta-Gupta, Co-Executive Director, Economic Security and Opportunity Initiative, Georgetown Center on Poverty and Inequality

Kathryn Edwards, Associate Economist, RAND Corporation; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School

Joan Entmacher, Senior Fellow, National Academy of Social Insurance

Judith Feder, Professor of Public Policy, McCourt School of Public Policy, Georgetown University

Jocelyn Frye, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress

Howard Gleckman, Senior Fellow, The Urban Institute

David Grabowski, Professor of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School

Jeffrey Hayes, Program Director, Job Quality and Income Security, Institute for Women’s Policy Research

Elaine Maag, Senior Research Associate, Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center, The Urban Institute

Aparna Mathur, Resident Scholar, Economic Policy, American Enterprise Institute

Michelle McCready, Chief of Policy, Child Care Aware of America

Michael Miller, Policy and Advocacy Advisor, HealthPolCom and HealthyWomen

Ray Pepin, Temporary Disability Insurance (TDI) Administrator, Rhode Island Department of Labor Training

Patrick Reeder, Senior Vice President, Government Industry Relations, Genworth Financial

Heinz Rothgang, Professor of Health Economics, SOCIUM Research Center on Inequality and Social Policy, University of Bremen

Christopher Ruhm, Professor of Public Policy and Economics, Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy, University of Virginia

Allen Schmitz, Principal and Consulting Actuary, Milliman, Inc.

Mary Sowers, Director of Special Projects, National Association of State Directors of Developmental Disabilities Services (NASDDDS)

David Stevenson, Associate Professor, Health Policy, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Eileen Tell, Principal and CEO, ET Consulting, LLC

Anne Tumlinson, CEO, Anne Tumlinson Innovations LLC

John Wilkin, Senior Actuary, Actuarial Research Corporation

Marci Ybarra, Assistant Professor, School of Social Service Administration, University of Chicago

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The National Academy of Social Insurance is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization made up of the nation’s leading experts on social insurance. Its mission is to advance solutions to challenges facing the nation by increasing public understanding of how social insurance contributes to economic security.

Attachments:

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Janel Forsythe
National Academy of Social Insurance
(202) 243-7286
jforsythe@nasi.org

Olisol Petroleum Press Release: Olisol’s Response to Tethys Petroleum Press Release dated November 14, 2017

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HONG KONG, Nov. 17, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — OLISOL Petroleum (hereinafter – Olisol) today announces that it acknowledges Tethys Petroleum (hereinafter – TPL) press release with its Q3 financial results dated November 14, 2017.

Taking into account Olisol’s experience in oil and gas market of Russia, Kazakhstan and Central Asia in general, and taking into account the market trends in terms of current internal petroleum and diesel prices, in Olisol’s opinion, the price stated in TPL’s financial results ($7.66 per barrel or $59 per tonne) is set too low and does not correspond to the oil price TAG can have.

According to the report by Argus Caspian Market agency (issue 10, #44 dated November 15, 2017), the average oil price at Kazakhstani refineries is $568 per tonne of 92 RON, $492 per 1 tonne of summer diesel fuel and $208 per 1 tonne of naphtha oil.

A 12% increase in oil price mentioned in TPL’s report does not reflect the dynamics at oil and petrochemicals market and current fair oil price at Kazakhstani internal market.

Since January of 2017, TPL’s subsidiary, TethysAralGas LLP (TAG) sells oil only to two companies – PRAX-AK (from January to June of 2017) and Petroleum Treid LTD (from June till present time) with which it signed long-term oil supply agreement. Both of these companies relate to one of TPL’s shareholders – Medgat Kumar, who bought 43 951 698 shares for $0,01593 per share in November, 2016. The total price of stock of shares made $700 151.

Also, Olisol believes that the share issue for Jin Guang and Prax PTE Ltd in November, 2016 was performed without the permission of competent authority and when the shares were issued no proper notice was send to the Kazakhstani competent authority on shares issue according to the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

About Olisol

Olisol is headquartered in Almaty, Kazakhstan and its subsidiaries and affiliates have investments in energy and oil and gas operations in the Russian Federation and Kazakhstan. Olisol has worked with Tethys in Kazakhstan for over seven years, is a joint owner of the Aral Oil Terminal with Tethys and has its own fleet of special oil trucks involved in oil transportation from Tethys’ oil fields. Olisol, through its affiliates, is engaged in railroad transportation, processing of oil, storage and sale of oil products.

Disclaimer

Some of the statements in this press release are forward-looking. When used in this document, the words “expects,” “believes,” “anticipates,” “plans,” “may,” “will,” “intends”, “should” and similar expressions, and the negatives thereof, are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Such statements are not promises or guarantees, and are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual outcomes to differ materially from those suggested by any such statements including risks and uncertainties with respect to the foregoing. No part of this announcement constitutes, or shall be taken to constitute, an invitation or inducement to invest in the Olisol, TPL or any other entity, and shareholders of TPL, are cautioned not to place undue reliance on the forward-looking statements. Save as required by applicable law, Olisol does not undertake to update or change any forward-looking statements to reflect events occurring after the date of this announcement.

Authorized Point of Contact:

Darya Klimova
Authorized Representative,
OLISOL Petroleum Limited
Tel.: +34 64 515 08 69
d.klimova@olisol.ch

Press Release: Forward Into Fall – Black Girl Nerds

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After only five years, Forward Comix just might be on the verge of a breakthrough. During the 2016-2017 season, Forward Comix got the attention of critics and award organizations across the spectrum, including: Glyph Comics Awards, Imagine FX Magazine, Communication Arts, Society of Illustrators, and the Independent Publisher Book Awards. This was in addition to press appearances on CBR (Comic Book Resources), and in ImagineFX Magazine.

“We have an opportunity to develop Forward Comix far beyond being simply a self-publisher,” founder Jerome Walford states. This is where the Forward into fall campaign and a new Kickstarter effort comes in. With the boost from a Kickstarter campaign, Forward Comix intends to publish four fully realized projects by the end of 2018.

  1. The Novel: Revolting

The first project in the campaign is familiar to fans of Forward Comix. “Revolting” is the second literary YA novel set in the “Curse of the Griffin” realm. The epic tale follows Daniel Griffin, the lost heir to a fallen mystical kingdom, his friends, and frienemies – all now desperate refugees attempting to escape a vengeful vampire and his blood-thirsty army. “Revolting” promises immense fantasy world building, and is set for release in early 2018.

 

  1. The Graphic Novel: Nowhere Man, Volume Three

The centerpiece of the campaign will be Forward Comix’s signature title, “Nowhere Man”. Nominated for three Glyph Comics Awards, and winner of the Glyph Comics Award for Best Male Character, 2014, “Nowhere Man” is a graphic novel mini-series that follows detective Jack Maguire. Volume three promises to be 80+ pages with key events in Jack’s journey, and Rose Yancey, too, even as Jack and Rose now find themselves on opposite sides.

  1. The YA Graphic Novel: Moon’s Ostrich

The third project is the highly anticipated full-length graphic novel, “Moon’s Ostrich.” First published as a pilot issue a few years ago, the perky young character quickly gained a spot in the heart of many, including a win in the Society of Illustrators’ Third Annual Comic and Comic Art competition. “Moon’s Ostrich” will be a graphic novel for intermediate grades set in the steampunk genre. It follows Moon Wright, a brilliant 10-year-old engineer as she goes on a dangerous adventure that just might thwart a villain’s plan to trigger the first world war.

  1. The New Comic Project

As if that wasn’t enough, Forward Comix has announced a secret project that places Jerome Walford as the writer, with the very talented artist Caanan White (Uber, Young Blood, Son of Shaolin) on interiors. Details are under tight wraps until mid-campaign, but with a Jerome / Caanan combo, plus a three-person editorial team, the bar will be set very high.

“We want to give readers a lot of value in this campaign – four solid projects they can back right at the start of our upcoming year.” Jerome seems to have pulled together a strong team of artists and editors. Maya Rock has tremendous experience as an editor. Highly experienced editor Maya Rock has joined with Rebekah Griffin Greene to be a strong editorial presence on the brand’s most accomplished work. With four promising projects on the slate, Forward Comix hopes to build on its early success and gain more traction in an industry thirsty for new, original content.

The Kickstarter is now live! Check it out here: http://kck.st/2hASlIf



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Man Charged with Threatening to Shoot Several People

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The Cleveland Division of the FBI, the United States Attorney’s Office, Northern District, and the Cuyahoga Falls Police Department announce the arrest of a Cuyahoga Falls man charged with interstate threatening communications and destruction of evidence. 

Wei Li, age 28, texted his estranged wife on November 6, 2017 multiple times threatening to kill her and to shoot up a Las Vegas hotel and casino. Li also referenced conducting a mass shooting at a church with at least 1,000 people in attendance. Li indicated in the text messaging that the killing he planned to commit would go down in history and that he would blame his wife for all the deaths. Li’s wife was employed at a Las Vegas casino at the time of the text. 

On November 10, 2017, during a joint interview with FBI agents and Cuyahoga Falls Police Detectives, Li was asked to unlock his phone, he complied but proceeded to delete a string of text messages. Li was immediately arrested and placed in local custody. 

This morning, November 16, 2017, Li was transferred into federal custody. He will have his initial appearance in U.S. Magistrate Judge George Limbert’s courtroom today, Thursday, November 16, 2017, at 9 a.m. 

A complaint is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt. The defendant is entitled to a fair trial in which it will be the government’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. 

Any questions regarding this news release can be directed to SA Vicki D Anderson at the Cleveland Office of the FBI, 216-522-1400 or Vicki.Anderson@ic.fbi.gov.

Titanic Returns to the Big Screen for 20-Year Anniversary in Exclusive Dolby Cinema at AMC Engagement

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SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 15, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Dolby Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE:DLB), Paramount Pictures, and AMC Theatres® (NYSE:AMC) today announced that Titanic, winner of 11 Academy Awards including Best Picture and Best Director, will return to select theaters nationwide for an exclusive one-week engagement in Dolby Cinema at AMC. In celebration of the film’s 20-year anniversary, audiences across the U.S. can experience Paramount Pictures and Twentieth Century Fox’s Titanic in all Dolby Cinema at AMC locations, including 20 locations supporting 3D, beginning December 1, 2017.

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This marks the first-ever release of Titanic in Dolby Vision in 2D and 3D, a direct result of ongoing partnerships with both James Cameron and Paramount Pictures.

“We mastered a few minutes of Titanic in Dolby Vision and I was stunned. It was like seeing it for the first time. Now that the entire film has been mastered, I’m excited to share it with audiences across the U.S.,” said filmmaker and director James Cameron. “This is beyond 3D, beyond 70mm, it’s beyond anything you’ve seen before. The image leaps off the screen as bright and vibrant as life itself. This is the way all movies should be seen and without a doubt, Titanic has NEVER looked better.”

“James Cameron shares our vision for creating the world’s best cinematic experiences,” said Doug Darrow, Senior Vice President, Cinema Business Group, Dolby Laboratories. “Our partnership with James and Paramount Pictures has enabled us to showcase a masterpiece of theater in the most incredible way, leveraging Dolby Vision to breathe new life into one of the most awarded films in the history of cinema. Titanic at Dolby Cinema is truly a can’t-miss experience.”

“This timeless love story makes the perfect romantic date – or fun night out with friends,” said Elizabeth Frank, EVP Global Programming and Chief Content Officer, AMC. “Twenty years since it first played in theatres, Titanic in Dolby Cinema at AMC will captivate movie fans like never before.”

A premium cinema offering for moviegoers, Dolby Cinema begins with the filmmakers’ vision—using the full storytelling capabilities that Dolby offers in image and sound production to transform the way movies are made and presented. With state-of-the-art image, sound, and acoustic capabilities, the movie comes alive to deliver cinema in its purest form. The Dolby Vision projection system, which uses state-of-the-art optics and image processing, delivers high dynamic range with enhanced color technology and a contrast ratio that far exceeds that of any other image technology on the market today. Dolby Cinema also includes the award-winning Dolby sound technology Dolby Atmos, which moves audio around the cinema, even overhead, placing the audience deeper inside the film’s setting.

Guests at Dolby Cinema at AMC also enjoy the incredible comfort of the AMC Signature Recliners that pulsate with the action on screen.

Moviegoers can purchase tickets to the exclusive engagement beginning November 15, 2017 at 5:30am PST through Dolby Cinema at AMC locations and online at www.amctheatres.com/titanic, with each Titanic ticket transaction including a free digital movie download of Titanic redeemable at paramountmovies.com while supplies last.

About Dolby Laboratories
Dolby Laboratories creates audio, video, and voice technologies that transform entertainment and communications in mobile devices, at the cinema, at home, and at work. For more than 50 years, sight and sound experiences have become more vibrant, clear, and powerful in Dolby. For more information, please visit www.dolby.com.    

About Paramount Pictures Corporation
Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment, is a unit of Viacom (NASDAQ:VIAB) (NASDAQ:VIA), a leading content company with prominent and respected film, television and digital entertainment brands. Paramount controls a collection of some of the most powerful brands in filmed entertainment, including Paramount Pictures, Paramount Animation, Paramount Television, Paramount Players, MTV Films, and Nickelodeon Movies. PPC operations also include Paramount Home Media Distribution, Paramount Pictures International, Paramount Licensing Inc., and Paramount Studio Group.

About Twentieth Century Fox Film
One of the world’s largest producers and distributors of motion pictures, Twentieth Century Fox Film produces, acquires and distributes motion pictures throughout the world.  These motion pictures are produced or acquired by the following units of Twentieth Century Fox Film: Twentieth Century Fox, Fox 2000 Pictures, Fox Searchlight Pictures, Fox International Productions, Twentieth Century Fox Animation and Fox Family.

About AMC Entertainment Holdings, Inc.   
AMC is the largest movie exhibition company in the U.S., in Europe and throughout the world with approximately 1,000 theatres and 11,000 screens across the globe. AMC has propelled innovation in the exhibition industry by: deploying more plush power-recliner seats; delivering enhanced food and beverage choices; generating greater guest engagement through its loyalty program, web site and smart phone apps; offering premium large format experiences and playing a wide variety of content including the latest Hollywood releases and independent programming. AMC operates among the most productive theatres in the United States’ top markets, having the #1 or #2 market share positions in 22 of the 25 largest metropolitan areas of the United States, including the top three markets (NY, LA, Chicago). Through its Odeon subsidiary AMC operates in 14 European countries and is the # 1 theatre chain in UK Ireland, Italy, Spain, Sweden, Finland and the Baltic States. www.amctheatres.com.

Dolby, Dolby Atmos, and the double-D symbol are registered trademarks of Dolby Laboratories. All other trademarks remain the property of their respective owners.

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CanniMed Acknowledges Aurora Press Release and Announces Exclusivity Agreement and Intention to Acquire …

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SASKATOON, Saskatchewan–(BUSINESS WIRE)–CanniMed Therapeutics Inc. (“CanniMed”) (TSX: CMED) acknowledges
the press release of Aurora Cannabis Inc. (“Aurora”) with respect
to the announcement of its intention to make an unsolicited offer (the “Unsolicited
Offer”
) for all of the common shares of CanniMed on the basis
of a certain number of Aurora common shares for each common share of
CanniMed based on an exchange ratio (the “Exchange Ratio”) noted in the
Aurora press release.

We advise shareholders to take NO action until such time as the Board
has had the opportunity to fully consider and make a recommendation
regarding the Unsolicited Offer
.

At this time, the Board has not received a formal written offer from
Aurora. CanniMed notes that the Unsolicited Offer is speculative as the
Aurora press release cautions that Aurora may determine not to proceed
with its proposal in the circumstances described in the Aurora press
release. Further, CanniMed cautions that the share consideration (or
equivalent share value) offered by Aurora in its press release is
inflated and CanniMed believes over values Aurora in that it is based on
the closing price of the Aurora shares on the TSX on November 14, 2017,
which reflects an increase of 124.9% over Aurora’s closing price on the
TSX over the preceding 12 trading days (Aurora’s closing share price on
October 27th, before the recent run-up, was $2.85 which
implies a value of $12.90 per CanniMed share at the Exchange Ratio.
CanniMed’s closing price on October 27th was $11.53).

The Board, in consultation with its financial and legal advisors intends
to review the terms set out in the Aurora press release and will
communicate further to shareholders as soon as practical and in any
event no later than the end of day Friday, November 17, 2017. Further,
the Board will provide a formal recommendation to its shareholders in
the event that a formal offer is provided.

CanniMed also announces that it has previously entered into an
exclusivity agreement with, and is in advanced discussions to acquire,
Newstrike Resources Ltd. (TSXV: HIP) (“Newstrike”) at an exchange
ratio of 0.033 CanniMed shares per Newstrike share, a transaction that
if completed would be expected to provide CanniMed with accelerated
penetration into the adult use cannabis market. Newstrike has a leading
recreational brand, “Up Cannabis”, and a partnership with the Canadian
musical artists, The Tragically Hip. Any transaction with Newstrike is
expected to be subject to, among other things, the approval of
shareholders of CanniMed and Newstrike at special meetings of
shareholders called for that purpose, and regulatory and court approval.
There is, however, no certainty that any transaction with Newstrike will
be entered into or completed.

Further details will be provided to shareholders as soon as practical
and shareholders are again cautioned to take no action.

Shareholders with questions should call CanniMed’s strategic
shareholder services advisor, Kingsdale Advisors, at 1-888-518-1554.

About CanniMed Therapeutics Inc.
CanniMed is a
Canadian-based, international plant biopharmaceutical company and a
leader in the Canadian medical cannabis industry, with 16 years of
pharmaceutical cannabis cultivation experience, state-of-the-art,
GMP-compliant production process and world class research and
development platforms with a wide range of pharmaceutical-grade cannabis
products. In addition, the Company has an active plant biotechnology
research and product development program focused on the production of
plant-based materials for pharmaceutical, agricultural and environmental
applications.

The Company, through its subsidiaries, was the first producer to be
licensed under the Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations,
the predecessor to the current Access to Cannabis for Medical
Purposes Regulations
. It was the sole supplier to Health Canada
under the former medical marijuana system for 13 years, and has been
producing safe and consistent medical marijuana for thousands of
Canadian patients, with no incident of product diversion or recalls.

For more information, please visit our websites: www.cannimed.ca
(patients) and www.cannimedtherapeutics.com
(investors).

Forward Looking Statements
This release includes
certain statements that are deemed forward looking statements or forward
looking information within applicable Canadian securities laws. All
statements in this release, other than statements of historical facts,
that address events or developments that the Company expects to occur,
are forward-looking statement or information. Forward looking statements
and information are statements that are not historical facts and are
generally, but not always, identified by the words expects, plans,
anticipates, believes, intends, estimates, projects, potential and
similar expressions, or that events or conditions will, would, may,
could or should occur, and include statements with respect to a possible
offer for the common shares, expected accretive transaction and proposed
acquisition of Newstrike. Although the Company believes the expectations
expressed in such forward looking statements and information are based
on reasonable assumptions, such statements are not guarantees of future
performance and actual results may differ materially from those in the
forward looking statements. Factors that could cause the actual results
to differ materially from those in forward looking statements include:
uncertainty that an offer will be made, uncertainty that an accretive
transaction will be announced, uncertainty that a definitive agreement
with Newstrike will be approved by the Board, and uncertainty as to the
Board’s recommendation in respect of a possible offer and the timing
thereof. Investors are cautioned that any such statements are not
guarantees of future performance and actual results or developments may
differ materially from those projected in the forward looking statements
and information. Forward looking statements and information are based on
the beliefs, estimates and opinions of the Company’s management on the
date the statements are made. Except as required by applicable
securities laws, the Company undertakes no obligation to update these
forward looking statements in the event that managements beliefs,
estimates or opinions, or other factors, should change.