Arizona Mining Announces New Mineral Resource at Taylor Deposit

VANCOUVER, BC—(Marketwired – October 31, 2016) – Arizona Mining Inc. (TSX: AZ) (“Arizona Mining” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce a Mineral Resource update for the Taylor Zn–Pb–Ag sulfide deposit located on its 100%–owned Hermosa Project in Arizona. The deposit now comprises 31.1 million tons in the Indicated Mineral Resource category grading 10.9% zinc equivalent (“ZnEq”) plus 82.7 million tons of Inferred Mineral Resource grading 11.1% zinc equivalent (ZnEq), both reported in accordance with NI 43–101 guidelines utilizing a 4% ZnEq cutoff grade.

CEO Jim Gowans commented, “Based on work to date, this updated Mineral Resource estimate indicates that the Taylor Deposit has expanded substantially and continues to be one of the best quality growth stories in the mining sector. In addition, should the technical feasibility and economic viability of the project be established, continued metallurgical testing indicates the deposit will produce clean, saleable concentrates with no deleterious elements.”

 
Table 1. Taylor Deposit Indicated and Inferred Mineral Resources
Indicated Mineral Resource
Cutoff Short Tons ZnEq % Zn % Pb % Cu % Ag opt
ZnEq %
25 1,775,000 32.8 13.4 12.8 0.4 6.6
20 3,640,000 27.2 11.4 10.8 0.3 5.0
15 6,499,000 22.7 9.8 9.0 0.3 4.0
10 12,303,000 17.8 7.7 7.1 0.2 3.0
6 22,280,000 13.3 5.8 5.3 0.2 2.2
5 26,265,000 12.1 5.2 4.8 0.1 2.0
4 31,143,000 10.9 4.7 4.4 0.1 1.8
3 38,571,000 9.5 4.1 3.8 0.1 1.6
0 185,918,000 2.4 1.0 0.9 0.0 0.4
Inferred Mineral Resource
Cutoff Short Tons ZnEq % Zn % Pb % Cu % Ag opt
ZnEq %
25 5,231,000 36.1 16.4 13.7 0.4 6.1
20 8,399,000 30.9 13.4 12.1 0.4 5.4
15 15,713,000 24.4 9.9 10.0 0.3 4.5
10 32,203,000 18.2 7.1 7.6 0.2 3.6
6 61,112,000 13.3 5.1 5.6 0.2 2.6
5 71,222,000 12.2 4.6 5.1 0.2 2.4
4 82,748,000 11.1 4.2 4.7 0.2 2.2
3 98,671,000 9.9 3.7 4.1 0.1 2.0
0 749,354,000 1.6 0.6 0.6 0.0 0.3

COO Don Taylor added: “Infill drilling has highlighted high grade zones within the resource, which is also showing excellent continuity that should enable bulk mining methods. What is not evident from the results is that the resource remains open for expansion to the north, west and south over mineral rights controlled by the Company. In addition to the zinc–lead–silver mineralization other target types have been identified on the mineral holdings and will be drill tested in the coming months.”

The resource is based on assay results from 59 surface diamond drill holes, totaling 206,192 feet (62,863 meters) of drilling, which have all intersected stratabound carbonate replacement sulfide mineralization within the Taylor Deposit. The updated Mineral Resource Estimate was prepared by AMC Mining Consultants (Canada) Ltd. (AMC) of Vancouver, B.C.

Mineral Resources are not Mineral Reserves and do not have demonstrated economic viability. There is no certainty that all or any part of mineral resources will be converted to mineral reserves. Inferred Mineral Resources are based on limited drilling which suggests the greatest uncertainty for a resource estimate and that geological continuity is only implied. Additional drilling will be required to verify geological and mineralization continuity and there is no certainty that all of the inferred resources will be converted to measured and indicated resources. Quantity and grades are estimates and are rounded to reflect the fact that the resource estimate is an approximation.

Estimation Parameters

The Taylor Deposit Mineral Resource update was carried out using Ordinary Kriging of drill core sample data that was composited to 10 feet in length. The compositing process honored lithological domain boundaries. Tonnages and grades of lead, zinc and silver were estimated for seven separate lithological domains. In all cases boundaries between domains were treated as “hard”, meaning that grades from adjacent domains were not used to influence the estimation of grades within a given domain.

Because of the sparsity of bulk density data, a formula using the analyzed abundances of zinc, lead and copper was used. This formula produces bulk density values within approximately 10% of a set of 30 samples of various grades of mineralization for which bulk density measurements were made.

Top cut analysis was carried out using log cumulative probability plots for all metals. Only silver was determined to require capping and was capped at 42 ounces per short ton.

Variographic analysis was carried out for lead, zinc, silver and copper assay grades and the variograms were employed in the kriging estimation. Search ellipses were constructed for each domain and honoured the attitude of mineralization within each domain. Most search ellipses were 600 feet long in the strike direction, 300 feet wide in the cross–strike direction and 100 feet high (vertical direction). Several domains were estimated using ellipses with a vertical height of 50 feet because of the restricted nature of the mineralization in those domains.

Grades were estimated in a single pass. For a grade to be interpolated into a block it was necessary that a minimum of four composites were located within the search ellipse. A maximum of two composites per hole was allowed to ensure that at a minimum, each block was informed by composites from at least two drill holes. A maximum of 10 composites, representing five drill holes, was allowed.

Blocks were classified as an Indicated or Inferred Mineral Resource. For a block to be classified as Indicated it was necessary that a minimum of eight and a maximum of 10 composites were located within 300 feet of the block centroid; for a block to be classified as Inferred, it was necessary that a minimum of four and a maximum of 10 composites were located within 600 feet of a block centroid. No blocks were classified as Measured Resources as at present, mineralization has not been exposed by underground openings, a circumstance that would be necessary to provide sufficient evidence of continuity to warrant that classification.

Estimation results

The Mineral Resource has been stated in terms of Zinc Equivalent, (ZnEq). The ZnEq formula and the underlying parameters used in its formulation are set out in Table 2. Although the grade of copper was estimated, it was not used as a component of the ZnEq formula because of its relatively low abundance and uncertain mineral processing route.

 
Table 2. Zinc Equivalent parameters and formula1
Metal Price (US$) Recovery (%)
Lead 0.90/lb 95
Zinc 0.95/lb 90
Silver 20.00/oz 85

1 ZnEq = [(Pb/100)*0.9*2000)*0.95 + (Zn/100)*0.95*2000)*0.90 + (20*Ag)*0.85] / (2000*0.95*0.9/100)

The Mineral Resource is summarized in Table 1 (above) at a range of ZnEq cut–off grades. Grades have been rounded to the nearest 0.1% for lead and zinc and the nearest 0.1 ounce per ton for silver. Tons have been rounded to the nearest thousand.

Qualified Person

The QP for the Mineral Resource estimate is G. Z. Mosher, P.Geo, an associate of AMC. The Mineral Resource estimate has been prepared under the guidelines of National Instrument 43–101 (“NI 43–101″) for reporting of Mineral Resources.

Assays and Quality Assurance/Quality Control

To ensure reliable sample results, the Company has a rigorous QA/QC program in place that monitors the chain–of–custody of samples and includes the insertion of blanks, duplicates, and certified reference standards at statistically derived intervals within each batch of samples. Core is photographed and split in half with one–half retained in a secured facility for verification purposes.

Sample preparation (crushing and pulverizing) has been performed at ALS Minerals Laboratories, an ISO/IEC accredited lab located in Tucson, Arizona. ALS Minerals Laboratories prepares a pulp of all samples and sends the pulps to their analytical laboratory in Vancouver, B.C. Canada for analysis. ALS analyzes the pulp sample by ICP following a 4–acid digestion (ME–ICP61 for 33 elements) including Cu (copper), Pb (lead), and Zn (zinc). All samples in which Cu (copper), Pb (lead), or Zn (zinc) are greater than 10,000 ppm are rerun using four acid digestion with an ICP – AES finish (Cu–OG62;Pb–OG62; and Zn–OG62) with the elements reported in percentage (%). Silver values are determined by ICP (ME–ICP61) with all samples with silver values greater than 100 ppm repeated using four acid digestion with an ICP–AES finish (Ag–OG62) calibrated for higher levels of silver contained. Any values over 1,500 ppm Ag trigger a fire assay with gravimetric finish analysis. Gold values are determined by a 30 gm fire assay with an ICP–AES finish (Au–ICP21).

About Arizona Mining

Arizona Mining Inc. is a Canadian mineral exploration and development company focused on the exploration and development of its 100%–owned Hermosa Project located in Santa Cruz County, Arizona. The Taylor Deposit, a lead–zinc–silver carbonate replacement deposit, remains open to the north, west and south over land controlled by the Company and will be aggressively drilled to test the limits of the resource. The Company's other project on the Hermosa property is the Central Deposit, a silver–manganese manto oxide development project that has a prefeasibility study which was released in December 2013.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward–Looking Information

Certain information contained in this press release constitutes forward–looking statements. All statements, other than statements of historical facts, are forward looking statements including statements with respect to the Company's intentions for its Hermosa Project in Arizona, USA including, without limitation, performing additional drilling on the Taylor Deposit. Forward–looking statements are often, but not always, identified by the use of words such as may, will, seek, anticipate, believe, plan, estimate, budget, schedule, forecast, project, expect, intend, or similar expressions.

The forward–looking statements are based on a number of assumptions which, while considered reasonable by Arizona Mining, are subject to risks and uncertainties. In addition to the assumptions herein, these assumptions include the assumptions described in Arizona Mining's management's discussion and analysis for the year ended December 31, 2015 (“MD&A”). Arizona Mining cautions readers that forward–looking statements involve and are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from those expressed in or implied by such forward–looking statements and forward–looking statements are not guarantees of future results, performance or achievement. These risks, uncertainties and factors include general business, economic, competitive, political, regulatory and social uncertainties; actual results of exploration activities and economic evaluations; fluctuations in currency exchange rates; changes in project parameters; changes in costs, including labour, infrastructure, operating and production costs; future prices of zinc, lead, silver and other minerals; variations of mineral grade or recovery rates; operating or technical difficulties in connection with exploration, development or mining activities, including the failure of plant, equipment or processes to operate as anticipated; delays in completion of exploration, development or construction activities; changes in government legislation and regulation; the ability to maintain and renew existing licenses and permits or obtain required licenses and permits in a timely manner; the ability to obtain financing on acceptable terms in a timely manner; contests over title to properties; employee relations and shortages of skilled personnel and contractors; the speculative nature of, and the risks involved in, the exploration, development and mining business; and the factors discussed in the section entitled “Risks and Uncertainties” in the MD&A.

Although Arizona Mining has attempted to identify important risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual performance, achievements, actions, events, results or conditions to differ materially from those expressed in or implied by the forward–looking information, there may be other risks, uncertainties and other factors that cause performance, achievements, actions, events, results or conditions to differ from those anticipated, estimated or intended. Unless otherwise indicated, forward–looking statements contained herein are as of the date hereof and Arizona Mining disclaims any obligation to update any forward–looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or results or otherwise, except as required by applicable law.

Reparations owed for “Racial Terrorism” says UN Committee

A vigil for Ferguson at McGill University in Montreal in November 2014. Credit: Gerry Lauzon / Flickr Creative Commons CC BY 2.0.

A vigil for Ferguson at McGill University in Montreal in November 2014. Credit: Gerry Lauzon / Flickr Creative Commons CC BY 2.0.

By Phoebe Braithwaite
UNITED NATIONS, Oct 31 2016 (IPS)

Stressing the enduring relationship between injuries inflicted by slavery and contemporary injustices, a UN committee has recently issued a strongly-worded call for reparations for black U.S. Americans.

“A systemic ideology of racism ensuring the domination of one group over another continues to impact negatively on the civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights of African Americans today,” said the UN Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent, in a report released in August.

So far this year 212 black people have been killed by police in the United States, according to statistics collected by The Guardian. This is almost a quarter of the total 883 people killed by police in 2016, despite the fact that only 14.4 percent of US Americans are of African descent.

While only 6.5% of the US population are African American men, they constitute 40.2% of prison populations, according to Ana DuVernay’s recent film 13TH. While 1 in 17 white men can expect to go to prison in their lifetime, one in three black men can expect to be incarcerated.

The group’s report, which focuses especially on police brutality against black Americans as “reminiscent of the past racial terror of lynching,” makes 35 diverse recommendations, from establishing sovereign human rights commissions to the reinstatement of voting rights of former felons.

Yet critics question whether the liberal human rights paradigm can adequately address this kind of cruelty and oppression, originating as it does in 20th century Europe, where fascism had recently taken root, and in light of Europe’s own role in creating and perpetuating racial injustice.

“Not only is there no curriculum recognition about the real history of our country… but there’s also no cultural recognition,” — Kesi Foster.

“In the era of the Atlantic slave trade,” says Andrew Johnson, Professor of African American Studies at Harvard University, “new notions of difference – absolute, racial notions of difference – were used to define, describe, and justify the political economy of slavery”, articulating the centrality of racism in capitalist exploitation.

Demands for reparations have been largely ignored in the political mainstream. A bill, HR-40, introduced in 1989 to establish a commission examining the “fundamental injustice, cruelty” and brutality of slavery has gained little traction – though the UN committee recommends its passage through Congress. Last year, then-presidential candidate democratic socialist Bernie Sanders dismissed the question of reparations saying that it wouldn’t get through Congress and would be “too divisive”.

Noting Sanders’ determination to push the boat out on issues of class, celebrated writer and proponent of reparations Ta-Nehisi Coates deplored this lack of political imagination: “I thought Sanders’s campaign might remind Americans that what is imminently doable and what is morally correct are not always the same things, and while actualising the former we can’t lose sight of the latter,” Coates said.

He urged that class-based solutions are inappropriate to address “racial plunder” – borne out by the fact that the median income for African American households ($36,898) is almost half their white counterparts ($62,950). The median value of total assets of black families, $4,900, versus white families, $97,000, reveals an even starker difference.

Movement for Black Lives

The Movement for Black Lives, a coalition of over 50 black-led organisations, has set out five key requests which would begin to restore what has been being stolen “since the time that the first black person was kidnapped from the shores of Africa,” in the words of Black Panther Angela Davis.

They focus especially on education, a particular site of harm since it was made illegal to teach enslaved people to read, a law which began in South Carolina in 1740 and was punishable by death in Louisiana. Since then, owing to redlining policies and explicit disinvestment in primarily-black schools, African Americans have continued to suffer from worse educational opportunities, with black students expelled at three times the rate of white students.

“You’re more likely to walk into your hallway and interact with a police officer – in a school – than a guidance counselor,” Kesi Foster, Coordinator at the Urban Youth Collaborative, and contributor to the policy recommendations for the Movement for Black Lives’ demand for reparations, told IPS, saying that in New York, there is one guidance counselor for every 322 students, but a police officer for every 192 students.

These officers are more prevalent in schools with metal detectors, which are usually primarily non-white. Describing what is often called the ‘school-to-prison pipeline’, Foster says that reparative justice could begin by defunding the COPS programme which stations police in schools in line with the perception that black and brown males are “inherently dangerous”.

Reparations

After the end of the American Civil War in 1865, people who were formerly enslaved were given forty acres of tillable land – and, sometimes a mule. But after Abraham Lincoln’s assassination the same year, his successor Andrew Johnson reversed Lincoln’s directive for redistribution.

Calls for reparations have a long history proceeding from this date, and have tended to focus on material restitution, which makes the Movement for Black Lives’ emphasis on education salient. “Not only is there no curriculum recognition about the real history of our country… but there’s also no cultural recognition,” Foster says. “In Germany and other places… where really atrocious things have taken place, there are markers.”

They call for “mandated public school curriculums that critically examine the political, economic, and social impacts of colonialism and slavery, and funding to support, build, preserve, and restore cultural assets and sacred sites to ensure the recognition and honoring of our collective struggles and triumphs.”

It is clear that fulsome reparations for the continued atrocities perpetrated against people of African descent are not about to be freely given simply because whites are made to see the error of their ways. In the words of Mariame Kaba, organiser, educator and founder of Project NIA, speaking at a recent conference on the disproportionate effect the war on drugs has had on black communities, “the system can’t indict itself. You can’t think that the system that is killing you is going to save you.”

Kaba, who helped in the fight for plaintiffs’ justice in the Burge torture trials, discussed the extensive public apology that was eventually won by some of those Burge tortured, and the history’s inclusion in Chicago’s curriculums, demonstrating the essential role honest expressions of responsibility can play in processes of healing for black communities who have been brutalised by the state.

But the Movement’s foremost demand is for the “full and free access for all Black people (including undocumented and currently and formerly incarcerated people) to lifetime education” in its every form, including the “retroactive forgiveness of student loans”.

Professor Harold McDougall, who teaches law at Howard University, has, among many others, argued for the necessity of black-only education. McDougall would like to see Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), like Howard, funded to set up “Reparations Academies” for the descendents of people who were “damaged by educational racism”. This is a practical measure as much as it compounds Stokely Carmichael and Charles Hamilton’s view that “group solidarity is necessary before a group can operate effectively from a bargaining position of strength”.

McDougall, like others in this struggle, wears two hats: “you have to be able to firmly advance your point of view in the governance process, but even at that time to have your feet firmly grounded in the community, so that the broad-base of the population is continually informing your sense of what needs to be done,” he told IPS.

“When this is going to happen is not something we’re necessarily wrestling with,” Foster says. “For me, it’s more important [to ask]… how does this struggle lead us forward in a way that’s actually transformational, and that’s actually trying to significantly change the material conditions that black people are living under, because of the way that the system was set up, which is to basically profit off of our bodies, profit off our labour, and then give nothing back to us,” citing Chicago’s victory as an example.

Taking a long view, McDougall says that “it’s important to look at these struggles as multi-generational – the problems were not created in a generation. It is unlikely, although not impossible, that they will be solved in your lifetime, so what you do is you roll the ball forward for as long as you can.”

World's First Study on Happiness and Skin Conditions Identifies Link Between Psoriasis and Low Self-esteem

COPENHAGEN, DENMARK—(Marketwired – October 27, 2016) – LEO Innovation Lab, an independent unit established by LEO Pharma focused on non–pharmaceutical solutions for skin conditions, in partnership with independent think tank The Happiness Research Institute, today unveiled the results of a first–of–its kind, multinational study of the happiness levels of people living with psoriasis that finds direct links between how happy a person feels and the condition of their skin. The results of the digital study will be presented on PsoHappy's website on October 29 to coincide with World Psoriasis Day — the annual, global event to raise awareness of psoriasis.

Created in Denmark — ranked 'the happiest nation on earth' three times out of the last four years by the UN World Happiness Report — the “PsoHappy” study of more than 1,300 people shows those living with psoriasis are 20% less happy than the average American living without psoriasis. Half of the people who participated in the study say they have low self–esteem and 41% say they rarely feel confident. Comprised of weekly surveys sent to self–selected respondents who have downloaded the PsoHappy app, the study also indicates that people with psoriasis are more likely to be unhappy if they come from lower income brackets, or if their skin condition is on exposed parts of the body such as the face, hands or feet.

“PsoHappy has shown what most people with skin conditions have known for a long time — that living with a debilitating skin disease has an impact on mental health,” said John Zibert, Chief Medical Officer at LEO Innovation Lab. “Previous research has focused primarily on quality of life, which can be perceived differently by individuals. However, happiness is something we all can relate to.”

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), “psoriasis is a serious global problem with at least 100 million individuals affected worldwide.” Celebrities such as Kim Kardashian West, Cara Delevingne and Alan Carr have spoken publicly about how living with psoriasis has affected them and continue to influence public opinion about the skin disease.

“The UN's World Happiness Report2 argues that happiness provides a better indicator of human welfare than income, poverty, education, health and good government measured separately,” said Meik Wiking, CEO of The Happiness Research Institute. “The report says that people are happier living in societies where there is less happiness inequality. To design effective social and economic policies, policymakers need a measure of individuals' well–being and need to use the results to unearth different and more powerful ways to help people.”

Do you suffer from psoriasis or know someone who does? The PsoHappy research is ongoing in its exploration of the wellbeing, happiness and quality of life of people living with psoriasis. Participate in the digital study here: www.psohappy.org.

About The Happiness Research Institute
The Happiness Research Institute is an independent think tank focusing on life satisfaction, happiness and quality of life. Its mission is to inform decision makers of the causes and effects of human happiness, make subjective well–being part of the public policy debate, and improve the quality of life for citizens across the world.

About LEO Innovation Lab
LEO Innovation Lab is an independent unit, established by LEO Pharma as part of a long–term strategic decision to focus on patient needs. We don't develop medical treatments — instead we look at all the aspects of everyday life that can affect a person who has a skin condition. The solutions are focused primarily on e–Health and add–on devices. LEO Innovation Lab is a small and agile unit, where innovation thrives and solutions are tested and brought to market at a fast pace. LEO Innovation Lab has satellites in Copenhagen, London, Paris, San Francisco and Toronto.

As LEO Pharma is owned entirely by the LEO Foundation and has no external shareholders, its profits are reinvested in the company to support the overall mission: To help people achieve healthy skin.

Notes to Editors

Source: WHO Global Report on Psoriasis(1)

Dr. Oleg Chestnov, Assistant Director–General, Noncommunicable Diseases and Mental Health, World Health Organization quotes:

“Much of the suffering caused by this common and complex disease can be avoided.”

“Many people in the world suffer needlessly from psoriasis due to incorrect or delayed diagnosis, inadequate treatment options and insufficient access to care, and because of social stigmatization.”

“Governments and other partners have a key role to play in addressing the unnecessary social consequences of psoriasis by the challenging the myths and behaviors that lead to the exclusion of patients from health–care settings and daily life.”

Source: LEO Innovation Lab — Psoriasis — the facts

  • Psoriasis is a skin condition that causes red, flaky, crusty patches of skin covered with silvery scales
  • An increased production of skin cells contribute to lesions
  • It is not contagious
  • Patches primarily appear on the scalp, elbows, knees and back, but can appear anywhere on the body
  • Symptoms can start at any age but mostly affect younger adults and those over 50 years old
  • The severity of the condition varies greatly from person to person
  • It's a chronic disease that usually involves periods when you have no symptoms or mild symptoms, followed by periods when symptoms are more severe
  • There's no cure but symptoms can be managed for most individuals.

1 [1] WHO Library Cataloguing–in–Publication Data Global report on psoriasis. 1.Psoriasis — epidemiology. World Health Organization. ISBN 978 92 4 156518 9 (NLM classification: WR 205)
2 World Happiness Report 2016 Update (Vol. I) by Helliwell, J., Layard, R., & Sachs, J. New York: Sustainable Development Solutions Network

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New Wireless Communication LSI Compatible with Smart Meters Worldwide

YOKOHAMA, JAPAN and SANTA CLARA, CA—(Marketwired – October 27, 2016) – ROHM Group Company LAPIS Semiconductor has recently announced the availability of a sub–GHz wireless communication LSI optimized for applications requiring low power consumption over relatively long distances, such as smart–agriculture, gas/fire alarms, smart meters, and home/building security systems.

In recent years the need to increase energy efficiency in order to mitigate global warming has become a moral and social imperative in all areas. As a result, from 2015 the use of smart meters have increased dramatically throughout Japan, the Wireless M–bus system was launched in Europe, and in China smart meters utilizing different systems (i.e. wireless) were installed. At the same time there is a movement to collect and manage data using wireless networks not only to optimize AC and lighting in offices and buildings and for crime and disaster prevention, but also to improve productivity and yield in primary industries such as agriculture.

LAPIS Semiconductor's new sub–GHz wireless LSI, which delivers high performance communication with low power consumption, is expected to see wide adoption in smart meters and wireless networks around the world. The ML7345 covers a wide range of sub–GHz frequencies (160MHz to 960MHz), providing universal compatibility. Improving high–frequency amplifiers makes it possible to achieve class–leading wireless performance and environmental stability (more than 3x the transmission power temperature resistance), simplifying wireless network configuration (i.e. of smart meters) while improving reliability (e.g. reducing the number of relays). In addition, a high–speed radio wave check function that performs receiver startup in a short period of time, combined with significantly reduced sleep current during standby (which accounts for the majority of communication time), decreases average current by 48% compared with conventional products, leading to lower system power consumption and longer battery life. And going forward, LAPIS Semiconductor will continue to simplify wireless device development that contributes to a smarter society.

ML7345/ML7345C
Availability: Now
Pricing: $7.00 /unit (Tentative)

The Evaluation Board
Availability: Now
Pricing: $700 /board (Tentative)
*Please note that the above price is for 1 evaluation board, but 2 boards are required for evaluating transmission/receiving operation.

Key Features
1. Supports a variety of sub–GHz frequencies used throughout the world
The ML7345 improves high frequency amplifier performance and supports a wide frequency range, from 160MHz to 960MHz. As a result, adoption is expected in a variety of sub–GHz applications worldwide, from smart meters and telemetry equipment to sensor and wireless networks.
(1) Compatible with smart meters around the world
Broad compatibility (160MHz to 960MHz) ensures compliance with the ARIB STD–T108 standard in Japan as well as IEEE802.15.4g, enabling global support for applications such as smart meters and energy management systems (EMS).
(2) Compliant with the latest Wireless M–bus specifications
The ML7345 is compliant with the latest (2013) version of the Wireless M–bus standard. Improvements made over the conventional Wireless M–bus packet handler ensures support for the newest extended packet specifications.
(3) High output (100mW) optimized for the Chinese market [ML7345C]
LAPIS Semiconductor offers an LSI specifically geared for the Chinese market. Along with 100mW antenna output, the ML7345C delivers programmable receiver bandwidth settings that support a wide range of specifications, from electricity, gas, water, and thermal meters to crime and disaster prevention systems.

2. Class–leading environmental stability: Temperature dependence less than ±1dB
In addition to improving high–frequency amplifier performance, a transmission power variation of less than ±1dB is ensured across the entire operating temperature range, providing more than 3x the stability of conventional products. This allows for network design without the need to consider margins in response to environmental changes in complicated wireless networks such as smart meters that require multi–hop operation, contributing to lower costs and simpler network configuration (i.e. no relays). Furthermore, high reliability communication can be achieved in relatively simple wireless networks used for disaster and crime prevention without being affected by changing conditions.

3. High–speed radio wave check function and lower sleep current reduce average current consumption
Low current consumption design technology cultivated over many years allows LAPIS Semiconductor to decrease average current by 48% during standby operation (in 10–second intervals, which comprise most of the communication time).

In addition, an original high–speed radio wave check function reduces the time required for reception startup, minimizing the total time for receiver strength detection (approx. 1ms). This further decreases current during sleep (when only the timer is ON) to 0.9uA, 58% less than current products. As a result, power consumption of wireless nodes within a network are reduced, contributing to lower overall system power consumption and longer battery life.

4. Complete development support
An evaluation kit with onboard ML7345 is also available along with reference design data for compact modules (i.e. circuit diagram, peripheral parts list, recommended PCB pattern), multiple test scenarios, and sample programs (simple MAC). Other useful materials, including user manuals and tools, can be downloaded from LAPIS Semiconductor's website (registration required). Please refer to here.

Applications
Smart meters worldwide, sensor networks, measurement equipment, and other industrial equipment requiring wireless communication

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Clean Commodities Corp. Discovers Lithium at Dumont Near Nemaska, Quebec With Surface Samples up to 344 ppm Li2O

VANCOUVER, BC—(Marketwired – October 27, 2016) – Clean Commodities Corp. (TSX VENTURE: CLE) (“Clean Commodities” or the “Corporation”) is pleased to report that it has successfully completed and received assays for the inaugural field program at its Dumont and Spodumene Lake Lithium Projects (collectively, the “Properties”), located near Nemaska, Quebec.

The 2016 field program focused on prospecting and sampling of previously mapped pegmatite occurrences, with an emphasis on identifying any that may be spodumene bearing. A total of 182 prospecting samples, consisting of 175 samples from the Dumont Lithium Project and 7 from the Spodumene Lake Lithium Project, were collected over the course of the field program. Lab assays have now been returned with a peak of 344 ppm Li2O from the Dumont Lithium Project and 54 ppm Li2O from the Spodumene Lake Project.

Pegmatitic bodies are typically emplaced as steeply dipping dykes, and often occur in swarms within district–scale trends, with a portion that may potentially be spodumene bearing. The Corporation's Properties in the region are located approximately 5 km west (Spodumene Lake Lithium Project) and 10 km south (Dumont Lithium Project), of the Whabouchi Lithium Deposit. Apart from the Whabouchi Lithium Deposit, the region has been subject to only limited exploration for its lithium potential; however, significant pegmatite occurrences have been identified from past work on the Dumont Lithium Project.

A map [Figure 1] of the Corporation's Dumont and Spodumene Lake Lithium Projects and sampling locations may be found at: http://ow.ly/45sj305zQav.

The elevated lithium content (344 ppm Li2O) sampled at the Dumont Lithium Project is clustered along an approximate 300 metre strike with three other samples that also returned anomalous Li2O (129 ppm, 146 ppm, 174 ppm). While no spodumene bearing pegmatites were visually identified at surface on the Properties during this first field program, the anomalous zone of lithium discovered at the Dumont Lithium Project may be indicative of higher–grades present in the vicinity. In addition, the inaugural program focused on previously mapped pegmatites and as such a large portion of the project remains to be prospected.

All samples were analyzed at Activation Laboratories Ltd. in Ancaster, Ontario for base and trace metals, including lithium (Ultratrace 7 — Peroxide Fusion — ICP & ICPMS), with select samples also analyzed for gold (1A1 Fire Assay — INAA).

The 2016 program was carried out over an approximate two–week period, through late–July into early–August on behalf of the Corporation by Dahrouge Geological Consulting Ltd.

The Corporation cautions that past results or discoveries on adjacent properties (i.e. Whabouchi) are not necessarily indicative as to the presence of any or similar mineralization on the Corporation's properties (Dumont and Spodumene Lake).

Qualified Person

Darren L. Smith, M.Sc., P.Geol., Dahrouge Geological Consulting Ltd., a Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43–101, has reviewed the technical information in this news release.

About Clean Commodities Corp.

Clean Commodities Corp. (TSX VENTURE: CLE) is an exploration company holding a diverse portfolio of clean commodity assets including lithium, uranium, and PGE projects. For more information, please visit www.cleancommodities.com.

Signed,

Ryan Kalt, Chief Executive Officer

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Excellon Reports Third Quarter 2016 Production and Exploration Results

TORONTO, ON—(Marketwired – October 27, 2016) – Excellon Resources Inc. (TSX: EXN)(OTC: EXLLF) (“Excellon” or the “Company”), Mexico's highest grade silver producer, is pleased report third quarter operational and production results and results from ongoing exploration at the Platosa Mine in Durango, Mexico.

Q3 2016 Highlights

  • Preparation made for 150%+ increase in drawdown rate during Q4, with all material development now completed and the first primary booster array and wells coming online, as the Company's ongoing optimization program heads toward completion
  • High grade diamond drill results from ongoing surface and underground exploration include:
    • 662 g/t Ag, 4.9% Pb, 25.5% Zn and 0.57 g/t Au or 1,886 g/t Ag equivalent (“AgEq*”) over 13.00 metres in EX16UG274, an extension of the high–grade Manto 623;
    • 773 g/t Ag, 11.8% Pb and 6.3% Zn or 1,438 g/t AgEq over 2.77 metres in PH16–13, a the connector zone between the Guadalupe South and 623 mantos
  • AgEq production of 255,760 ounces (Q3 2015 – 419,583 AgEq oz)
    • Silver production of 153,783 ounces (Q3 2015 – 241,872 ounces)
    • Lead production of 891,424 lb (Q3 2015 – 1.3 million lb)
    • Zinc production of 1.2 million lb (Q3 2015 – 2.1 million lb)
  • Continued mining of high–grade mineralization outside of the resource block model near the Rodilla Manto
    * AgEq in drill results assumes $17.50 Ag, $1,265 Au, $0.90 Pb and $1.01 Zn with 100% metallurgical recovery, while AgEq in production results reflects average metal prices during the period applied to the recovered metal content of concentrates.
    • “This quarter marked an important turn in the Company's operations, with momentum now building towards the completion of our ongoing optimization program in the first quarter of 2017 and our goal of a completely dry Platosa by spring,” stated Brendan Cahill, President and Chief Executive Officer. “Additionally, recent highigrade drill results immediately adjacent to existing resources and infrastructure are a promising early indicator of the opportunity to efficiently increase high–grade tonnage at Platosa. During Q3, we effectively completed all civil works required for the optimization program and developed into the next level of the Rodilla Manto. This increased development affected production during the quarter, but we are looking forward to the quarters ahead as mining conditions continue to improve. The first major return from the optimization program is scheduled for the coming weeks, with the primary booster pump array and an additional four wells coming online, which are expected to increase the mine– drying rate by over 150%.”

      Optimization Program Update

      As further described in the Company's annual information form (the “AIF”), the Company has developed an optimization program to comprehensively manage water at Platosa through an enhanced pumping system. The optimization program aims to maintain and increase a localized “cone of depression” of the water table below mine workings, ultimately resulting in completely dry mining conditions at Platosa. Under dry mining conditions, the Company expects to achieve materially higher rates of production at materially lower costs relative to current and historical production at Platosa. Refer to the AIF for a summary of estimates on Platosa production rates and costs subsequent to the implementation of the optimization program.

      The optimization program consists of a pumping installation near each of the high–grade Guadalupe South and 623 mantos. At Guadalupe South, infrastructure will include eight wells and associated 250hp submersible pumps, the primary sump and four 600hp booster pumps, while 623 will include six wells and associated 250hp submersible pumps, a secondary sump and three 600hp booster pumps. During the quarter, the Company completed all material development required for this infrastructure, including the development of pumping stations, electrical and booster stations and both sumps. Drilling of wells continued during the quarter and accelerated materially in September. As noted, previously, the Company switched drill contractors early in Q3 and, after working through certain adjustments with the second contractor, began to see excellent performance in September. The Company has added an additional rig to the program with the aim of completing well drilling during Q1 2017.

      During Q4 2016, the Company expects to complete the installation of booster pumps in Guadalupe South and commence pumping from an additional four, and subsequently six, dewatering wells at this installation. These pumps are in addition to two temporary submersible pumps that now pump directly to surface (which pumps will be replaced with higher efficiency submersibles in due course). The activation of the additional four wells is estimated to increase drawdown (or drying) rates by approximately 150% (of the program's targeted 300% increase in drawdown rates) on a conservative basis. As noted previously, the Company has realized materially faster drawdown rates than forecast at higher pumping rates, so the initiation of these four wells will be an important initial indicator of the upside potential of the optimization program.

      The optimization program remains on budget and the Company and its consultants continue to identify opportunities to complete the project at costs below initial targets. Based on recently accelerated well drilling, the Company aims to complete the installation by the end of Q1 2017 and targets a completely dry Platosa Mine during Q2 2017. Further updates on the progress of this program will be provided regularly during the implementation period.

      Exploration Results

      The Company commenced a 25,000–metre diamond drilling exploration program during Q3 2016. This program encompasses drilling from surface and from underground and is currently focused on defining additional shallow mineralization located near existing infrastructure in mineable areas. To date, 2,090 metres have been completed accounting for 13 holes from surface and underground, as well as an additional 2,353 metres of drilling in underground drilling related to the dewatering program, which include probe and targeting holes for dewatering wells. Material intersections are summarized below:

      Hole ID Interval(1) Interval(2) Au Ag Pb Zn AgEq(3)
        From To meters g/t g/t % % g/t
                       
      EX16UG274 23.00 36.00 13.00 0.57 662 4.92 25.53 1886
                       
      PH16–13 7.16 9.93 2.77 773 11.77 6.27 1438
                       
      PH15–03 23.23 23.60 0.37 2991 5.01 4.81 3357
                     
      PH15–04 29.47 29.80 0.33 2272 18.60 1.55 2992
                       
      PH16–19 A 22.12 22.54 0.42 1751 6.73 3.32 2132
                       
      EX16LP1100 90.75 92.90 2.15 167 1.18 1.92 276
                       
      EX16LP1101 94.66 96.49 1.83 115 1.01 1.90 226
      1. From–to intervals are measured from the drill collar, with drill holes marked UG or PH drilled from underground stations.
      2. All intervals are reported as core length. Not enough information is known about the mineralization to determine true width at this time.
      3. AgEq in drill results assumes $17.50 Ag, $1,265 Au, $0.90 Pb and $1.01 Zn with 100% metallurgical recovery.

      Drilling from underground has yielded encouraging results with intersections bearing significant silver and zinc grades. UG16UG274 and PH–16–13, in particular, intersected high–grade mineralization extending the 623 Manto approximately 25 metres to the west. These holes were drilled along the upper extent of the manto and intersected mineralization offset by a fault in the area.

      Additional, underground drilling in PH16–19A, PH15–03 and PH15–04 intersected high grade mineralization near existing mine infrastructure, which will be followed up on to better define the continuity of mineralization intersected.

      EX16LP1100 and 1101 intersected disseminated mineralization in an upper part of the Platosa Mine adjacent to the previously mined, high–grade 4A Manto. The disseminated mineralization encountered adjacent to manto mineralization may be an indicator of additional manto mineralization nearby. Follow–up work is planned for this area in the ongoing drill program.

      Drilling for Q4 2016 will continue to focus on expanding the current footprint of manto mineralization at Platosa, with a second rig planned for surface drilling in the coming months. This rig will look to further define high–grade mantos at Platosa and structural targets in the NE–1 and 6A areas, both of which exhibit potential for vertical feeder zones. These targets are currently being evaluated and planned as part of a larger data compilation and integration effort with particular focus on mineral and metal zonation and structural indicators of feeder zones.

      As part of the program, the Company is also targeting regional, CRD/Source–style mineralization. Progress has been made in compiling and reinterpreting existing data with the aim of generating new CRD/Source– style targets, the most significant to date of which is the Rincon del Caido discovery, which encountered a number of skarn mineralized intersections in 2012/2013, including 132 g/t Ag, 3.1% Zn, 1.7% Pb and 0.075 g/t Au over 55.5 metres in LP1019, 146 g/t Ag, 2.8% Pb, 1.9% Zn and 0.22 g/t Au over 43.4 metres in LP 1023A and 13.1 g/t Au, 21 g/t Ag, 0.7% Pb and 3.6% Zn over 7.3 metres in LP 1038.

      Q3 2016 Production Results
        Q3 2016 Q3 2015 9–Mos 2016 9–Mos 2015
      Tonnes Mined 11,207 13,711 37,914 41,339
      Tonnes Milled 12,003 15,393 41,176 43,850
      Grades        
      Silver (g/t) 427 547 485 516
      Lead (%) 4.14 4.75 4.71 4.83
      Zinc (%) 5.49 7.66 6.01 7.76
      Recoveries        
      Silver (%) 90.4 90.9 90.7 89.0
      Lead (%) 82.1 79.9 82.4 77.1
      Zinc (%) 81.3 81.7 79.7 81.8
      Metal Production*        
      Silver (oz) 153,783 241,872 593,165 641,660
      Lead (lb) 891,424 1,271,847 3,523,537 3,549,455
      Zinc (lb) 1,169,029 2,117,874 4,333,038 6,101,866
      AgEq (oz)** 255,760 419,583 987,880 1,169,654

      * Subject to adjustment following settlement with concentrate purchaser.
      ** Silver equivalent ounces established using average metal prices during the period indicated applied to the recovered metal content of concentrates.

      Ore production during the third quarter was from the Rodilla Manto, where workings are currently located in one of the deepest parts of the mine and ore is below the water table. During the quarter, the Company continued development into lower levels of Rodilla, which limited productivity from the manto. The currently deepest areas of the mine, in Rodilla, Guadalupe South and 623, are at approximately the 960 elevation, with the water table at 975 elevation. Though these areas are effectively dry and water inflows are entirely under control, development and production conditions are not optimal. Mining conditions are expected to materially improve in the coming months as the pending increase in drawdown rate more rapidly closes the gap between the water table and operating elevations.

      The Company continues to encounter additional mineralization outside of the block model adjacent to the Rodilla Manto and existing infrastructure. As delineated in the Platosa resource block model, the upper levels of the Rodilla Manto host undiluted resources grading approximately 800 g/t Ag, 7% Pb and 10% Zn. As in previous quarters, the Company mined materially higher grades outside the block model and continues to identify new zones of “bonus” mineralization, most recently on the 674 and 731 headings in Rodilla. Though the deposit is tightly drilled at 15 metre centres, manto boundaries are generally erratic and additional mineralization is often encountered outside of the resource block model. Additionally, the Company has noted historically that in areas with high–grade silver and lead are underestimated as such mineralization may be washed out during the diamond drilling process.

      Approximately 750 tonnes of ore milled during the quarter were extracted from historic stockpiles and settling ponds at Platosa at minimal cost with grades of approximately 150 g/t Ag and 1–2% Pb and Zn. High–grade ore produced during the quarter was blended with this lower–grade material to improve recoveries and concentrate payability.

      The Company expects to release third quarter financial results prior to market open on November 2, 2016.

      Upcoming Conferences

      The Company will participate in the New Orleans Investment Conference from October 26–29, 2016 at the New Orleans Riverside Hotel in New Orleans, Louisiana. Company representatives will be available at booth 124.

      The Company will also participate in the International Precious Metals & Commodities Show from November 3–4, 2016. The Conference will be held at the MVG Museum in Munich, Germany. Brendan Cahill, President and CEO, will be presenting on Friday, November 4th at 4:50 PM (local time) on stage 1.

      Qualified Person

      Michael Verreault, Ing., has acted as a Qualified Person as defined in NI 43–101 with respect to the disclosure of the technical information related to hydrogeology and the optimization project described in this release. Mr. Verreault has a Masters in Applied Science (Hydrogeology) and 16 years of relevant experience focused on hydrogeology. He is a certified professional engineer (OIQ 125243) by the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec and is President of Hydro–Ressources Inc. Mr. Verreault is independent of the Company and visited Platosa several times during the planning and implementation of the optimization program.

      Mr. Ben Pullinger, P. Geo, Vice–President Geology, has acted as the Qualified Person, as defined in NI 43– 101, with respect to the disclosure of the scientific and technical information relating to exploration results contained in this press release.

      About Excellon

      Excellon's 100%–owned La Platosa Mine in Durango is Mexico's highest grade silver mine, with lead and zinc by–products making it historically one of the lowest cash cost silver mines in the country. The Company is positioning itself to capitalize on undervalued projects by focusing on increasing La Platosa's profitable silver production and near–term mineable resources.

      Additional details on the La Platosa Mine and the rest of Excellon's exploration properties are available at www.excellonresources.com.

      Forward–Looking Statements

      The Toronto Stock Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of the content of this Press Release, which has been prepared by management. This press release contains forward–looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act and Section 27E of the Exchange Act. Such statements include, without limitation, statements regarding the future results of operations, performance and achievements of the Company, including potential property acquisitions, the timing, content, cost and results of proposed work programs, the discovery and delineation of mineral deposits/resources/reserves, geological interpretations, proposed production rates, potential mineral recovery processes and rates, business and financing plans, business trends and future operating revenues. Although the Company believes that such statements are reasonable, it can give no assurance that such expectations will prove to be correct. Forward–looking statements are typically identified by words such as: believe, expect, anticipate, intend, estimate, postulate and similar expressions, or are those, which, by their nature, refer to future events. The Company cautions investors that any forward–looking statements by the Company are not guarantees of future results or performance, and that actual results may differ materially from those in forward looking statements as a result of various factors, including, but not limited to, variations in the nature, quality and quantity of any mineral deposits that may be located, significant downward variations in the market price of any minerals produced [particularly silver], the Company's inability to obtain any necessary permits, consents or authorizations required for its activities, to produce minerals from its properties successfully or profitably, to continue its projected growth, to raise the necessary capital or to be fully able to implement its business strategies. All of the Company's public disclosure filings may be accessed via www.sedar.com and readers are urged to review these materials, including the technical reports filed with respect to the Company's mineral properties, and particularly the July 9, 2015 NI 43–101–compliant technical report prepared by Roscoe Postle Associates Inc. with respect to the Platosa Property. This press release is not, and is not to be construed in any way as, an offer to buy or sell securities in the United States.

    US Federal Contractor Registration to Give Away $1 Million in Services to Clients

    WASHINGTON, DC—(Marketwired – October 25, 2016) – US Federal Contractor Registration, the world's largest third–party government registration firm, is nearing the end of its $1 million giveaway.

    Of the $1 million in services and products US Federal Contractor Registration earmarked in July 2016 to give to new clients, only $200,000 remain. Once the company has given away this remaining balance, then the giveaway will end.

    “The response to our giveaway has been phenomenal,” said US Federal Contractor Registration President Eric Knellinger. “Not only are we able to give away products and services to help business owners succeed as government contractors, but we're also able to give them the tools they need to continue succeeding in the years to come.

    Services the company is giving new clients include access to contracting training modules, set–aside certifications, newsletters and industry updates, and even bid training.

    For example, a business owned by a woman may qualify for woman–owned small business certification, which gives them access to contracts set aside specifically for these types of businesses. Similar programs are in place for veterans and minorities, and US Federal Contractor Registration helps its clients get these certifications and find contracts on which to bid.

    Knellinger is also willing to extend special financing to businesses who need help paying for specific services or products.

    Clients interested in getting their part of this unprecedented $1 million giveaway must qualify, which Knellinger and his team is ready to help them do. Qualifying is just the first step on the road to succeeding as a government contractor, said Knellinger.

    “During my career, I've seen firsthand how difficult succeeding in business can be, whether you're looking for federal contracts or not,” said Knellinger. “I want to take this experience and knowledge and share it with owners of small businesses, and show them how they can succeed as government contractors.”

    In 2015, US Federal Contractor Registration helped its clients earn more than $1.9 billion dollars in government contracts. As of October 15, 2016, US Federal Contractor Registration clients have earned more than $1 billion in contracts in 2016.

    Top Rate Express Services, Inc., which helps its clients identify and address freight issues, problems, and opportunities, and, drawing information from several sources, helps clients develop appropriate and cost–effective solutions, recently won its first contract. Anthony White owner of Top Rate Express Services, Inc. praised US Federal Contractor Registration for “help[ing] each step of the way.” White added that his acquisition specialist “[went] above and beyond what I'd expect from someone and made sure I understood the steps and processes I needed to take and put in place in order to secure a contract and succeed.”

    Saskia Aimee, LLC – a woman–owned small business that makes available high–end and unique gifts for corporate events and/or incentive trips – recently completed her System for Award Management (SAM) Registration, thanks to US Federal Contractor Registration. Saskia Aimee, LLC Owner Saskia Galbraith called working with US Federal Contractor Registration “wonderful.”

    “I honestly would be lost trying to figure out how to complete my SAM Registration and search for and bid on contracts. I would have just completely ignored the opportunity, but US Federal Contractor Registration showed me the light.”

    “Even if a company already has a SAM Registration, there's so much more they can do to increase their chances of winning a government contract,” said Knellinger. “I expect that the services we give them will help them do just that.”

    US Federal Contractor Registration is the world's largest third–party registration firm. It helps business owners register to do business with the federal government; build a proper profile in the following systems: (8a, GSA, DSBS, System for Award Management, HUBZone, WOSB, EDWOSB, VOSB, SDVOSB, DAPA, and the Simplified Acquisition Program); and market that profile to the federal government. US Federal Contractor Registration is a platinum rated D&B rated company. It has completed more than 65,000 federal registrations for federal contractors, nonprofits, state and local agencies, and even for the U.S. government.

    To connect with US Federal Contractor Registration, call 877–252–2700, ext. 1.

    CohnReznick Teams with SS8 to Deliver Proactive Breach Detection and Hunting Service

    NEW YORK, NY and MILPITAS, CA—(Marketwired – October 25, 2016) – CohnReznick LLP, one of the nation's top accounting, tax and advisory firms, and SS8, the time machine for breach detection, today announced a new alliance that combines SS8's continuous retrospective threat detection with CohnReznick's cybersecurity risk advisors to deliver a managed detection and response (MDR) service. Financial services, retail and other industries benefit from this new proactive threat detection and breach hunting service, while also cost–effectively meeting their compliance requirements.

    With numerous regulatory agencies issuing cybersecurity mandates and guidelines requiring an ability to detect and manage threats, businesses need to take threat detection measures seriously. According to Gartner: IT security leaders should “use MDR services to augment existing security monitoring capabilities to address gaps in advanced threat detection and incident response before investing in more security monitoring tools (e.g., security information and event management [SIEM], network, and host–threat detection), and associated staff and expertise.”1

    “When it comes to protecting their organization's data, intellectual property, and assets, our clients need real breach detection to help minimize loss,” said Jim Ambrosini, managing director of cybersecurity for CohnReznick LLP. “When evaluating technology to complement our risk practice, we realized we needed a solution that is proven, easy–to–implement and could meet the threat detection compliance requirements of our financial clients.”

    Ambrosini added, “SS8 is the clear winner with retrospective analysis capabilities that provide a deep understanding of breach risk. We can turn back the clock to see the who, what, when, where, and how a threat penetrated the network, well before a true data exfiltration event would occur.”

    CohnReznick is providing customized risk assessments that illustrate the potential breach exposure within their environment. While many organizations are forced to rely on small IT or security teams, and have challenges managing and developing their own security strategies, the combined force of SS8's technology and CohnReznick advisors gives clients the strategy to prevent future risk and the technology horsepower to detect the most advanced threats on the network.

    “Companies are frustrated in not knowing if they have been breached, and equally frustrated with the cost and complexity of today's cybersecurity tools that are supposed to be protecting their business and sensitive data,” said Faizel Lakhani, president and COO of SS8. “CohnReznick is positioned to simplify the lives of IT and cybersecurity professionals, and we are excited to be powering the threat detection and hunting technology behind the CohnReznick service that will focus on stopping breaches in their tracks.”

    Also according to Gartner, “By 2020, 15% of midsize and enterprise organizations will be using services like MDR, up from less than 1% today.”1

    Resources

    About SS8

    SS8 is a time machine for breach detection that applies the latest knowledge to history to find breaches now you didn't know about before. By generating, storing and analyzing months, and even years, of enriched intelligence from all communications flows, SS8 customers benefit from unprecedented content– and context–aware insights that allows them to find what matters most. SS8 is trusted by six of the world's largest intelligence agencies, five of the 10 largest communications providers and two of the world's largest critical infrastructure entities. Learn more at www.ss8.com.

    About CohnReznick

    CohnReznick LLP is one of the top accounting, tax, and advisory firms in the United States, combining the deep resources of a national firm with the hands–on, agile approach that today's dynamic business environment demands. With diverse industry expertise, the Firm provides companies with the insight and experience to help them break through and seize growth opportunities. The Firm, with origins dating back to 1919, is headquartered in New York, NY with 2,700 employees in offices nationwide. CohnReznick is a member of Nexia International, a global network of independent accountancy, tax, and business advisors. For more information, visit www.cohnreznick.com.

    1 Gartner, “Market Guide for Managed Detection and Response Services,” Toby Bussa, Craig Lawson, Kelly M. Kavanagh, May 10, 2016

    Envision Solar Moves to New and Larger Facility

    SAN DIEGO, CA—(Marketwired – October 25, 2016) – Envision Solar International, Inc., (OTCQB: EVSI) (“Envision Solar,” or the “Company”), the leading renewable energy, media and branding, and EV charging product company, announced today that it recently relocated to a new and larger facility in San Diego on Aug. 15.

    Envision Solar was previously headquartered in a 30,000 square foot building. The Company's new location has 50,000 square feet of manufacturing space and comes equipped with necessary machinery and amenities, reducing the Company's future capital expenditure requirements and improving the Company's ability to scale. Global EV sales are up by 49 percent this year and California Governor Jerry Brown has set new goals for state fleet ZEV purchases, so that 50 percent of annual light–duty fleet purchases are ZEVs by 2025. Envision has a state contract to sell EV ARC™ products to California and has recently delivered the first unit to Europe.

    The fabrication facility is already operational and manufacturing both EV ARC™ and Solar Tree® products for deployments in California, Nevada, Florida, New York and Illinois. The move to a larger facility is an important element in the Company's plan to continue its growth trajectory, supported by trends in the EV charging, outdoor advertising and energy security markets, as well as by the Company's forward–looking pipeline.

    “The team did a magnificent job in our previous location,” said Desmond Wheatley, CEO of Envision Solar. “Now we are much better positioned to take advantage of the significant growth taking place in our target markets. We are taking orders from large customers who want us to deliver our high–quality products in aggressive time frames. We are happy to have moved to a facility that better enables us to execute.”

    EV ARC™ and Solar Tree® products are manufactured in the new San Diego facility by combat veterans, the disabled, minorities and other highly talented, mission–driven team members.

    About Envision Solar International, Inc.

    Envision Solar designs, manufactures and deploys unique, renewably energized, EV charging and media and branding systems. The Company's products include the patented EV ARC™ and Solar Tree® product lines. All of the Company's products can be enhanced with EnvisionTrak™ patented solar tracking, ARC Technology™ energy storage, SunCharge™ Electric Vehicle Charging Stations and digital advertising packages.

    Based in San Diego, the company integrates the highest quality components into its Made in America products. Envision Solar is listed on the OTC Bulletin Board under the symbol [EVSI]. For more information, visit www.envisionsolar.com or call 866–746–0514.

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