SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Pomerantz Law Firm Investigates Claims On Behalf of Investors of Kitov Pharmaceutical Holdings Ltd. – KTOV

NEW YORK, Feb. 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Pomerantz LLP is investigating claims on behalf of investors of Kitov Pharmaceutical Holdings Ltd. („Kitov” or the „Company”) (NASDAQ: KTOV). Such investors are advised to contact Robert S. Willoughby at or 888-476-6529, ext. 9980.

The investigation concerns whether Kitov and certain of its officers and/or directors have engaged in securities fraud or other unlawful business practices.

On February 6, 2017, the Israeli publication Calcalist reported that Kitov’s chief executive officer Isaac Israel had been detained and questioned by the Israeli Securities Authority on suspicion of publishing misleading information in connection with a recent clinical trial of one of the Company’s products.

On this news, Kitov stock fell $0.33, or 11.46%, to close at $2.55 on February 6, 2017.

The Pomerantz Firm, with offices in New York, Chicago, Florida, and Los Angeles, is acknowledged as one of the premier firms in the areas of corporate, securities, and antitrust class litigation. Founded by the late Abraham L. Pomerantz, known as the dean of the class action bar, the Pomerantz Firm pioneered the field of securities class actions. Today, more than 80 years later, the Pomerantz Firm continues in the tradition he established, fighting for the rights of the victims of securities fraud, breaches of fiduciary duty, and corporate misconduct. The Firm has recovered numerous multimillion-dollar damages awards on behalf of class members. See

CONTACT: Robert S. Willoughby Pomerantz LLP

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ABOTA defends federal Judge James L. Robart from attacks by President Trump

DALLAS, Feb. 6, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The American Board of Trial Advocates, a non-partisan organization consisting of an equal balance of plaintiff and defense lawyers, opposes the direct and personal attacks made by President Donald J. Trump about U.S. District Senior Judge James L. Robart. ABOTA is dedicated to the preservation of a fair and impartial judiciary and the right to trial by jury. State and federal judges are accountable to the law, not to special interests or political pressure.

On Jan. 27, President Trump issued an executive order that suspended the entry of refugees to the United States. Judge Robart issued a temporary restraining order on Feb. 3 that immediately lifted the president’s executive order. After Judge Robart’s ruling, the Trump administration appealed to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

Through Twitter, the president referred to Judge Robart as „this so-called judge” and wrote that the ruling was „ridiculous and will be overturned!”

F. Dulin Kelly, ABOTA national president, said President Trump’s comments about Judge Robart „lack dignity and civility, and the remarks were disrespectful to the judge, the bench and the judicial branch of our government.”

Mr. Kelly said, „It is a fundamental principle of our democracy that we are to be governed and served by three co-equal branches of government. The judicial branch is an indispensable part of this historic system of checks and balances our founding fathers thought to be so precious and which has served us so well for more than two centuries.”

„While it is the right of every American to freely express opinions, such expressions should still be respectfully tempered, especially when such expressions come from our president,” Mr. Kelly added. „Respect for our institutions and adherence to the rule of law are fundamental privileges we enjoy as Americans.”

Mr. Kelly pointed out that before taking the bench as judge of a United States District Court for the Western District of Washington, Judge James Robart was a highly skilled, preeminent trial lawyer in Seattle, Washington. He received a unanimous „well qualified” rating from the American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary during the nomination process for the federal bench. His nomination was made by President George W. Bush and submitted to the United States Senate for confirmation hearings. After the Senate’s investigation and hearings were concluded, the Senate voted 99-0 for confirmation. Judge Robart became a federal judge in 2004.

„We respectfully urge President Trump to extend to the judicial branch and its members the same degree of dignity and respect that he would expect our citizens to show to the executive branch of our government,” Mr. Kelly said.

Preserving the quality and independence of the judiciary has been a hallmark of ABOTA’s efforts for decades, and the organization believes that confidence in the nation’s judicial system is profoundly important. More on this topic can be found in the ABOTA white paper, „Preserving a Fair, Impartial and Independent Judiciary,” available at

About the American Board of Trial Advocates
Founded in 1958, ABOTA is a national association of experienced trial lawyers and judges. ABOTA and its members are dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the civil jury trial right provided by the Seventh Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. ABOTA membership consists of more than 7,600 lawyers — equally balanced between plaintiff and defense — and judges spread among 97 chapters in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

For more information:
Brian Tyson
(214) 871-7523


SOURCE American Board of Trial Advocates

Could Valentine’s Day be the Key to Relationship Success?

Couple with Edible Chocolate Bouquet

A study of 1,800 couples in Australia has revealed the key to a successful relationship could be as simple as celebrating Valentine’s Day.

SYDNEY, NEW SOUTH WALES, AUSTRALIA, February 6, 2017 / — Created by retailers Beer Cartel and Edible Blooms, the 2017 Australian Valentine’s Survey investigated the views of Australian couples towards Valentine’s Day.

Richard Kelsey, Director of Beer Cartel said the findings were interesting; particularly that fact that celebrating Valentine’s Day is important to the success of a relationship.

“I suspected those celebrating Valentine’s Day would be more positive towards their relationship, but the difference between the two groups was revealing,” said Mr Kelsey.

Kelly Jamieson, Managing Director of Edible Blooms was not surprised at the survey results, particularly the trend for women to send gifts to their partners on Valentine’s Day.

“Whilst traditional flowers are sent to an audience of 95% women, on Valentine’s Day each year more than 60% of Edible Blooms’ gift deliveries are sent to men,” said Ms Jamieson.

“Both partners should be celebrated on Valentine’s Day, there are two people that make a relationship successful,” she said.

Key findings of the research included:
– Those intending to celebrate Valentine’s Day are more positive to their relationship; 68% of those intending to celebrate Valentine’s Day say their relationship is better than ever, compared to just 50% of those not celebrating
– 80% of all Australian couples expect to celebrate the day with their partner
– Restaurants will be kept busy with 57% of those doing something special saying they will have a meal out
– While more Australian’s (63%) will celebrate this Valentine’s Day by doing something special with their partner – gift giving is also an important tradition; Women can expect their partner to spend an average of $98 on flowers, chocolate and a card, while men will receive almost as much with women spending $94 on a card, chocolates and alcohol

Relationship coach Michael Brook agreed with the findings of the research.

“Couples that stay together long term and increase in love and intimacy, are always trying to focus on what attracted themselves to their partner in the first place. They also, are doing some of the behaviours that they did when they were initially dating, like celebrating Valentine’s Day,” said Mr Brook.

“Like many things in a relationship… it’s the little things that are the big things,” he said.

Those looking for truly unique gifts this Valentine’s Day gifts can check out Edible Blooms great range of edible chocolate roses, or Beer Cartel’s craft beer gift packs. Full results of the study can be found at:

Richard Kelsey
Beer Cartel
+61 2 8012 8640
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Labor & Employment Attorney Jeffrey T. Rosenberg Joins Law Office of Yuriy Moshes, P.C. as Senior Litigation Counsel in New Manhattan Office

The Law Office of Yuriy Moshes, P.C. is pleased to announce that Jeffrey T. Rosenberg has joined the firm’s growing Labor and Employment practice as Senior Litigation Counsel in the new Manhattan office.  He was previously an employment attorney with Phillips & Associates.

Mr. Rosenberg brings more than 9 years of experience to the firm, representing workers in all areas of employment law, including discrimination, harassment, and retaliation claims, disability accommodation claims, and wage and hour matters.  Mr. Rosenberg has also worked on whistleblower retaliation actions involving financial fraud as well as health and safety violations against both municipalities and private entities.

Throughout my career, I have focused on helping people obtain justice and significant monetary awards for the discrimination and harassment that they may have endured in the workplace. I am excited to now be a part of Law Office of Yuriy Moshes, P.C. and increase our footprint in the labor and employment arena.

Jeffrey T. Rosenberg, Senior Litigation Counsel

“Throughout my career, I have focused on helping people obtain justice and significant monetary awards for the discrimination and harassment that they may have endured in the workplace,” says Mr. Rosenberg.  “I am excited to now be a part of Law Office of Yuriy Moshes, P.C. and increase our footprint in the labor and employment arena.”

Mr. Rosenberg received his B.A. from The University of Michigan-Ann Arbor in 2002 and his J.D. from Touro Law School in 2006.  In law school, he was awarded a Merit Scholarship and the CALI Award for Best Oral Advocate.  He is admitted to practice in the State of New York.

About Law Office of Yuriy Moshes, P.C.

The Law Office of Yuriy Moshes, P.C. is a full-service law firm with a focus in real estate, foreclosure defense, personal injury, civil litigation, and labor and employment matters in the New York and New Jersey area.  The firm prides itself as being more than just your typical law firm.  It has a strong focus on customer service and client satisfaction.  Please visit our website at

Source: Law Office of Yuriy Moshes, P.C.

Machine Gun Kelly Goes #1 On Pop Radio

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — EST 19XX/Bad Boy/Interscope recording artist Machine Gun Kelly has officially garnered his first #1 hit on pop radio with his Camila Cabello collaboration, „Bad Things.” Produced by The Futuristics (Chris Brown/Bruno Mars), „Bad Things” has also owned the Billboard Hot 100 list by staying strong for 13 weeks, currently holding the #4 spot for the week. The song has amassed more than 146m+ streams globally with a radio audience of 145m and is now RIAA certified platinum.

Machine Gun Kelly is kicking off 2017 strong; he made his debut daytime TV appearance last Monday on the Ellen DeGeneres Show. After their Ellen performance, MGK and Camila performed on BBC Radio’s Radio1 Live Lounge, in the UK, with a special acoustic performance of „Bad Things.”

Machine Gun Kelly has pushed to become the jack of all trades and diversify his creative portfolio with a number of projects outside of music. He was handpicked by famed writer/director Cameron Crowe for a regular role on the Showtime series, Roadies and also starred in independent films such as Punks Dead, Nerve (with Dave Franco and Emma Roberts) and The Land (with Erykah Badu) in which he served as co-executive producer.

Machine Gun Kelly has also successfully kicked off his fashion debut by signing to Wilhelmina Modeling Agency, and closed out the John Varvatos Fall/Winter 2017 „Wild at Heart” presentation in the last and biggest men’s show of NYFW last week.  He will star in the upcoming Rupert Wyatt-directed sci-fi film, Captive State and is gearing up to release his third album this spring.


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Many Companies’ Ethics & Compliance Efforts Focus Too Much on Checklists and Not Enough on Culture and Employees’ Behavior, Says LRN Report

/ — NEW YORK, NY–(Marketwired – Feb 6, 2017) –  As the regulatory bar gets higher for U.S. corporations, employee and manager behavior and how to influence it for the better has become even more important for business leaders. But many CEOs, General Counsels and Chief Compliance Officers focus too much on checklists of program elements, instead of people’s behavior — and their ethics & compliance programs suffer as a result.

That’s according to LRN‘s recently published Program Effectiveness Index Report. It finds that firms with the most effective compliance programs look to the presence or absence of ethical behaviors — like ethical decision-making, organizational justice and freedom of expression — to measure program effectiveness, as opposed to counting how many training courses, hotline calls or other compliance program elements take place.

The LRN research finds that too few companies take a “values-based” approach to shaping employee behavior. In its new survey of over 550 ethics, compliance and legal experts around the world, under half (49%) say the C-suite engages them while making strategic decisions, and even fewer (45%) say C-level executives consider ethical behavior a prerequisite for promotion. In addition, only half of the ethics officers say middle managers at their firms believe they are responsible for assessing ethics & compliance risk for their business and teams.

“At their core, all ethics & compliance programs focus on dissuading misconduct, ensuring it is reported when it occurs and preventing retaliation,” says Mike Eichenwald, who leads the Advisory practice at LRN and advises companies on leadership and how to build ethical cultures. “The best way to measure the effectiveness of any ethics & compliance program is to look for the presence or absence of ethical behaviors across the organization — not of program elements.”

“Rules alone aren’t enough to ensure an ethical corporate culture,” adds Susan Divers, a Senior Advisor at LRN. “For example, the global financial crisis unfolded in 2008 despite a multitude of rules, policies, codes of conduct and controls — including at offending institutions.”

The LRN research found that ethics & compliance activities that actually generated ethical behavior in employees and managers were often associated with three program elements: effective communication, core organizational beliefs expressed in behavioral terms and buy-in from managers and the C-suite. Among the survey’s key findings:

  • The vast majority of chief ethics & compliance officers at companies with the most ethical cultures (90%) say their middle managers are enabled to help communicate the firm’s code of conduct throughout the organization. But out of all respondents, almost half (48%) said that it is sometimes or almost never true that their organization develops and/or coaches middle managers to promote their ethics & compliance program.
  • About 80% of compliance officers agree that expressing core values in behavioral terms is an important part of the ethics & compliance process. Among the top quintile of companies in terms of having an ethical culture, almost 90% of ethics & compliance officers have integrated their companies’ core values by expressing them as specific behaviors in their Codes of Conduct.
  • A plurality of middle managers do not know they are accountable for implementing ethics & compliance programs. Just over 60% know they should actively support their firm’s overall compliance program, according to the LRN survey.
  • The C-suite can foster ethical culture and behavior throughout an organization. Over 70% of ethics officers said their C-suite holds leaders accountable for ethical behavior.

“Having a strong, values-based corporate culture can lead to a simpler, clearer and more effective E&C program than a checklist of rules and multiple layers of policy,” says Eichenwald.

To download the 2016 Program Effectiveness Index Report, please click here:

To learn more, or to speak with Mike Eichenwald or Susan Divers, please contact Eric Mosher, Sommerfield Communications, Inc., at +1 (212) 255-8386 or

About LRN

Since 1994, LRN has helped over 20 million people at more than 700 companies, worldwide, simultaneously navigate complex legal and regulatory environments and foster ethical cultures. LRN’s combination of practical tools, education and strategic advice helps companies translate their values into concrete corporate practices and leadership behaviors that create sustainable competitive advantage. In partnership with LRN, companies need not choose between living principles and maximizing profits, or between enhancing reputation and growing revenue: all are a product of principled performance. As a global company, LRN works with organizations in more than 100 countries, and has offices in major cities around the world including New York, Los Angeles, London, Mumbai and Paris.

U-Vend, Inc. Announces Executive Reorganization and Management Changes

/ — SANTA MONICA, CA–(Marketwired – Feb 6, 2017) –  U-Vend, Inc. (OTCQB: UVND) (the “Company”), a consumer products and technology company that develops, distributes, and markets next-generation self-serve electronic kiosks and merchandisers with a digital advertising component across North America, today announced its Board of Directors has approved and has implemented a leadership succession plan for its executive management team. As of February 1, 2017, Raymond Meyers, CEO of the Company, has been succeeded by David Graber, an experienced and successful industry professional, as well as the Company’s lead investor. Mr. Graber has assumed all aspects of the Company’s CEO office and will be responsible for U-Vend’s core business and financial operations, as well as its strategic expansion within new and existing markets. In addition, Mr. Graber will be added to the Company’s Board of Directors. Mr. Meyers will assume a leading consulting position throughout the two month transition period and will remain on the Board of Directors. 

“I am very excited to assume the leadership role at U-Vend,” stated Graber. “I want to express my sincere a gratitude to Raymond Meyers for the foundation he was able to create from a standing start. His commitment to bringing U-Vend from its early stages to where it stands today is quite impressive. It is my intention to build off of the solid foundation that exists with a talented group of professionals on the team with decades of consumer packaged goods experience,” added Graber.

Mr. Graber has significant experience in consumer product strategies, corporate finance, and multi-channel operations. He is currently Managing Principal of Cobrador Capital Advisors, an investment management firm focused on the consumer sector. Prior to Cobrador, Graber was Managing Director, Investment Banking at New Century Capital Partners (2011-2014) and National Securities Corporation (2009-2010). From 2006-2008, David was CEO of OKC Corporation, a manufacturer and retailer in the home improvement industry. At OKC, Mr. Graber oversaw the adoption of a national rollout plan with The Home Depot and strategic partnerships with major U.S. home builders. From 1994-2005 Mr. Graber was a Sr. Vice President and Director in the Equities Division of Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette and subsequently, Credit Suisse First Boston (CSFB) in New York and Los Angeles. Mr. Graber holds dual Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from Columbia University Graduate School of Business in New York City (2004) and London Business School in the UK (2004). He obtained his BA from Tulane University in New Orleans, LA. in 1994.

“David is familiar with our business as he has been our lead investor for the past three years. He has been instrumental in our development, and with formulating strategic partnerships that have helped us advance from a start-up organization to a revenue producing company with over 250 points of sale and over a million dollars in revenue. This coordinated transition is the next step in advancing the U-Vend business, and I look forward to working with David as we continue to focus on achieving sustainable growth through the development of our MLB premium ice cream consumer product and the continued expansion in Southern California and Las Vegas of our Mini Melts ice cream product,” stated Meyers.

In addition, Paul Neelin has resigned his position as the Company’s Chief Operating Officer, Secretary and a member of the Board of Directors. Mr. Neelin has established the UVend Group of Companies (“UVend Group”), a non-affiliated Canadian company based in Burlington, Ontario Canada. UVend Group and the Company have recently entered into a master distributor agreement granting UVend Group with master distribution rights to market the Company’s products, services, and technologies in the Canadian and Latin American markets.

U-Vend, Inc., headquartered in Santa Monica, CA, and with offices in Orange, CA and Las Vegas, NV, is a consumer products and automated retailing company specializing in the creation, marketing and sales of unique ice cream and related food products which are distributed to the retail markets utilizing various “next-generation” self-serve electronic kiosks throughout North America. The Company owns and operates kiosks and has partnered with numerous national consumer product companies to deliver new and innovative customer retail experiences in automated “frictionless” settings. For more information on U-Vend, visit or call (855) 55-UVEND.

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Certain statements contained in this news release regarding matters that are not historical facts may be forward-looking statements. Because such forward-looking statements include risks and uncertainties, actual results may differ materially from those expressed in or implied by such forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially include, but are not limited to, uncertainties pertaining to market acceptance for the Company’s products and services, its ability to succeed in increasing revenues in the near term to attain profitable operations and generate sufficient cash flow from operations, the effect of new competitors in its markets, its integration of acquired businesses, and other risk factors identified from time to time in its filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and current reports on Form 8-K which are available at the SEC’s website Other factors not currently anticipated may also materially and adversely affect U-Vend’s results of operations, financial position, and cash flows. There can be no assurance that future results will meet expectations. While the Company believes that the forward-looking statements in this news release are reasonable, the reader should not place undue reliance on any forward-looking statement. In addition, these statements speak only as of the date made. The Company does not undertake, and expressly disclaims any obligation to update or alter any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by applicable law.

Successful Rapid Prototype Design and Test Conducted REGI U.S., Inc.

/ — SPOKANE, WASHINGTON–(Marketwired – Feb 6, 2017) – REGI U.S., Inc. (“REGI” or “RGUS” or “the Company”)

Paul Porter, Vice President of Engineering, REGI U.S., Inc. (OTC PINK:RGUS) is pleased to announce the successful construction and initial testing of a small RadMax® pump. This pump, based on a previously tested RadMax prototype, was designed for a low volume hydraulic fluid application.

While REGI believes the RadMax technologoy has strong promise for commercialization, the primary purpose of this construction and test was to validate our new fast track design and testing procedures for proof-of-concept prototype designs using additive manufacturing methods. The original design called for most parts to be machined from plastic while in the current build most parts were designed and printed in nylon-plastic from our inhouse 3D printer. This allows for easy and timely design modifications. The total time required from the decision to build the prototype to testing it was less than 30 days. It is our intention to use this process in the future for rapid construction and testing of new designs and prototypes of applications under development.

Pictures of pump construction and a short video of the testing can be found on the RadMax Technologies website (

We continue to evolve our new website, and encourage all investors to follow our progress.


Regi U.S., Inc., Paul Chute


RadMax Technologies, Inc., the wholly owned subsidiary of REGI U.S., Inc., is developing for commercialization multiple improved axial vane type rotary devices using our Patented RadMax™ Rotary Technology. This Technology allows for revolutionary designs of lightweight and high efficiency engines, compressors pumps and other devices. One current prototype, The RadMax™ engine, has only two unique moving parts, the vanes (up to 12) and the rotor, compared to the 40 moving parts in a simple four-cylinder piston engine. This innovative design makes it possible to produce up to 24 continuous power impulses per one rotation that is vibration-free and extremely quiet. The RadMax™ engine also has several capabilities allowing it to operate on fuels including gasoline, natural gas, hydrogen, propane and diesel. For more information, please visit


Statements in this press release regarding the business of and REGI U.S, Inc. (together the “Companies'”) which are not historical facts are “forward-looking statements” that involve risks and uncertainties, including management’s expectation on closing the second tranche of the private placement, certain of which are beyond the Companies’ control. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove accurate, and actual results and developments are likely to differ, in some case materially, from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements contained in this press release. Readers of this press release are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any such forward-looking statements.

Forward-looking statements contained in this press release are based on a number of assumptions that may prove to be incorrect, including, but not limited to: the impact of competitive products and pricing, the Companies’ dependence on third parties and licensing/service supply agreements, and the ability of competitors to license the same technologies as the Companies or develop or license other functionally equivalent technologies; financing requirements; changes in laws, rules and regulations applicable to the Companies and changes in how they are interpreted and enforced, delays resulting from or inability to obtain required regulatory approvals and ability to access sufficient capital from internal and external sources, the impact of general economic conditions in the United States, industry conditions, increased competition, the lack of availability of qualified personnel or management, fluctuations in foreign exchange, stock market volatility and market valuations of companies with respect to announced transactions. The Companies’ actual results, performance or achievements could differ materially from those expressed in, or implied by, these forward-looking statements, including those described in Regi U.S., Inc.’s financial statements, management discussion and analysis and material change reports filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission at, and REGI’s Form 10-KSB annual report filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission at Accordingly, no assurances can be given that any of the events anticipated by the forward-looking statements will transpire or occur, or if any of them do so, what benefits, including the amount of proceeds, that the Companies will derive therefrom.

Readers are cautioned that the foregoing list of factors is not exhaustive. All subsequent forward-looking statements, whether written or oral, attributable to the Companies or persons acting on its behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by these cautionary statements. Furthermore, the forward-looking statements contained in this news release are made as at the date of this news release and the Companies do not undertake any obligation to update publicly or to revise any of the included forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as may be required by applicable securities laws.

CMP 2015 Resource Limited Partnership Completes Rollover Into Dundee Global Resource Class

/ — TORONTO, ONTARIO–(Marketwired – Feb 6, 2017) – CMP 2015 Resource Limited Partnership (“CMP 2015“) is pleased to announce that it has completed the transfer of assets into Dundee Global Fund Corporation in exchange for shares of Dundee Global Resource Class.

On the date of transfer, February 3, 2017, the net asset value for CMP 2015 and Dundee Global Resource Class were $1,078.62 per unit, and $12.56 per share, respectively. Upon the dissolution of CMP 2015, on or about February 24, 2017, shares of Dundee Global Resource Class will be distributed to the limited partners of CMP 2015 (“Limited Partners”). In the interim, Limited Partners can determine a value for their holdings in Dundee Global Resource Class by multiplying the number of units they hold of CMP 2015 by 85.8820 shares of Dundee Global Resource Class. The derived net asset value per unit of CMP 2015 will continue to be available on the website of Goodman & Company, Investment Counsel Inc. (“GCIC”) ( until the dissolution of CMP 2015.

Dundee Global Resource Class is a class of mutual fund shares of Dundee Global Fund Corporation. Dundee Global Resource Class is managed by GCIC. The fundamental investment objective of Dundee Global Resource Class is to provide long-term capital appreciation by investing primarily in Canadian resource companies that offer attractive risk-reward characteristics as well as other Canadian equities that offer the potential for capital appreciation. Further information on Dundee Global Resource Class, including a copy of the simplified prospectus for Dundee Global Resource Class, can be found on SEDAR at under the investment fund profile of Dundee Global Fund Corporation.

About CMP

CMP is a pioneer in flow-through investing, with a history dating back to when flow-through shares were first introduced by the federal government. Since its creation in 1984, CMP has successfully raised and invested over $3.0 billion in companies active in exploration and development efforts across Canada. When combined with the flow-through limited partnerships of Canada Dominion, the two form the largest flow-through investing platform in Canada, raising a combined total of more than $4.2 billion in assets throughout their history.

About GCIC

GCIC is a subsidiary of Dundee Corporation (TSX:DC.A). GCIC is a registered portfolio manager and exempt market dealer across Canada, and a registered investment fund manager in the provinces of Ontario, Quebec and Newfoundland and Labrador.

Nation’s Best Zoos and Aquariums Disagree With Decision to Remove Online Access to USDA Inspection Reports

/ — SILVER SPRING, MD–(Marketwired – February 06, 2017) – Without prior notice late last week, the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) abruptly removed animal welfare inspection reports from its website. The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), which accredits the world’s best, and most visited zoos and aquariums, disagrees with USDA’s decision, which makes this important information harder, not easier, for the public to obtain.

“When the Department of Agriculture decided to take all animal welfare inspection reports offline, there is no doubt some APHIS licensees were very happy: Those who have no desire for the public to know about their animal welfare record,” said The Honorable Dan Ashe, President and CEO of the AZA. “AZA-accredited aquariums and zoos pride themselves in not only adhering to, but also in exceeding, the Animal Welfare Act and its regulations. AZA accreditation requires the very highest standards in animal care, and has earned the public’s trust and confidence, as reflected by the more than 186 million annual visits to AZA member facilities. This trust and confidence is eroded by efforts that are seemingly intended to shield information from public view.”

AZA represents 232 of the world’s best and most visited aquariums and zoos. In addition to the regulations enforced by APHIS under the Animal Welfare Act, AZA members may also be subject to the regulations under the Marine Mammal Protection Act, the Endangered Species Act, the Lacey Act, and all applicable state and local animal welfare laws. In addition to complying with government regulations, AZA members are required to follow all AZA accreditation standards and can be inspected at any time.

“Public disclosure of relevant animal care and welfare information represents our license to operate and is essential for ensuring the public’s trust and confidence in our profession, enabling the public to distinguish the best animal care facilities from poorly run breeding farms and roadside zoos and menageries,” continued Ashe. “AZA urges USDA to reconsider this decision, and believes all legitimate accrediting organizations should join us in this request.”

More information about AZA’s rigorous accreditation process, including a full listing of its members and standards, can be found online at:

About AZA
Founded in 1924, the Association of Zoos and Aquariums is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of zoos and aquariums in the areas of conservation, animal welfare, education, science, and recreation. AZA is the accrediting body for the top zoos and aquariums in the United States and eight other countries. Look for the AZA accreditation logo whenever you visit a zoo or aquarium as your assurance that you are supporting a facility dedicated to providing excellent care for animals, a great experience for you, and a better future for all living things. The AZA is a leader in saving species and your link to helping animals all over the world. To learn more, visit