Star-Studded Lineup of Presenters Announced for the 20th Annual “Hollywood Film Awards(R)”

HOLLYWOOD, CA—(Marketwired – November 04, 2016) – dick clark productions announced today the parade of stars slated to attend and present this year's honors at the 20th Annual “Hollywood Film Awards® Presented by Virginia Black.” Presenters include Casey Affleck, Warren Beatty, Clint Eastwood, Andrew Garfield, Jonah Hill, Kate Hudson, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Anna Kendrick, Sir Ben Kingsley, Lenny Kravitz, Leslie Mann, Julianne Moore, Dev Patel, Susan Sarandon and Vince Vaughn.

The awards ceremony, celebrating its 20th anniversary as the official launch of the awards season®, will be hosted by actor and comedian James Corden, and will take place at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, on November 6, 2016. The Hollywood Film Awards honors some of the most acclaimed films and actors, as well as previews highly anticipated films and talent for the upcoming year. Additional artists are also honored in the categories of Cinematography, Visual Effects, Film Composing, Costume Design, Editing, Production Design, Sound and Makeup & Hairstyling. Its honorees over the past 20 years have included the world's biggest stars and more than 110 have gone on to garner Oscar nominations and/or wins.

Previously announced honorees for this year's show include: “Hollywood Career Achievement Award,” Eddie Murphy; “Hollywood Actor Award,” Tom Hanks; “Hollywood Supporting Actor Award,” Hugh Grant; “Hollywood Actress Award,” Natalie Portman; “Hollywood Supporting Actress Award,” Nicole Kidman; “Hollywood Comedy Awards,” Robert De Niro; “Hollywood Breakout Actress Award,” Naomie Harris; “New Hollywood Award,” Lily Collins; “Spotlight Award,” Janelle Monáe; “Hollywood Ensemble Award,” “Gold;” “Hollywood Song Award,” Justin Timberlake; “Hollywood Documentary Award,” Leonardo DiCaprio and Fisher Stevens; “Hollywood Blockbuster Award,” “The Jungle Book”; “Hollywood Animation Award,” “Zootopia”; “Hollywood Director Award,” Mel Gibson; “Hollywood Breakthrough Director Award,” Tom Ford; “Hollywood Producer Award,” Marc Platt; “Hollywood Screenwriter Award,” Kenneth Lonergan; “Hollywood Cinematography Award,” Linus Sandgren; “Hollywood Film Composer Award,” Mychael Danna; “Hollywood Editor Award,” John Gilbert; “Hollywood Visual Effects Award,” Stephane Ceretti and Richard Bluff; “Hollywood Sound Award,” Christopher Boyes and Frank Eulner; “Hollywood Costume Design Award,” Albert Wolsky; “Hollywood Make Up & Hair Styling Award,” Shane Thomas, Angela Conte, Bec Taylor and Noriko Waztanabe; and “Hollywood Production Design Award,” Wynn Thomas.

The 20th Annual Hollywood Film Awards are presented by Virginia Black. Virginia Black. Rich. Decadent. Smooth. Whiskey redefined.

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About dick clark productions
dick clark productions (dcp) is the world's largest producer and proprietor of televised live event entertainment programming, with the “Academy of Country Music Awards,” “American Country Countdown Awards,” “American Music Awards,” “Billboard Music Awards,” “Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest,” “Hollywood Film Awards” and the “Streamy Awards.” Weekly television programming includes “So You Think You Can Dance,” from 19 Entertainment, a division of CORE Media Group and dcp. dcp also owns one of the world's most unique and extensive entertainment archive libraries, with more than 55 years of award–winning shows, historic programs, specials, performances and legendary programming. For additional information, visit

The Hollywood Film Awards®, founded in 1997, were created to celebrate Hollywood and launch the awards season. The recipients of the awards are selected by an Advisory Team for their body of work and/or a film(s) that is to be released during the calendar year. For additional information, visit

Claim from Government of India in Alleged Migration of Natural Gas Dispute

CALGARY, AB—(Marketwired – November 04, 2016) – Niko Resources Ltd. (“Niko” or the “Company”) (TSX: NKO) announces that the Contractor group for the KG‐D6 Block in India received a communication earlier today from the Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas of the Government of India (“GOI”), in which, based on the recommendations of the Shah Committee, the GOI has made a claim of about US$1.55 billion (Niko share US$155 million) against the Contractor group in respect of gas said to have migrated from neighboring blocks to the KG‐D6 Block.

In a press release issued earlier today by Reliance Industries Ltd. (“RIL”), the operator of the KG‐D6 Block, RIL stated:

  • In carrying out petroleum operations, the Contractor has worked within the boundaries of the KG‐D6 Block and has complied with all applicable regulations and the provisions of the KG‐D6 Production Sharing Contract (the “PSC”).
  • The claim of the GOI is based on misreading and misinterpretation of key elements of the PSC and is without precedent in the oil & gas industry, anywhere in the world.
  • According to the GOI, the Contractor is restricted to producing only that quantity of hydrocarbon as existed at the point in time when the PSC was signed. This approach overlooks the fundamental fact that at that stage, the work of exploration of the block has not even commenced and a complete lack of data makes it impossible to estimate the quantity of hydrocarbons available in the block.
  • The liability of the Contractor has not been established by any process known to law and the quantification of the purported claim is without any basis and arbitrary.
  • RIL proposes to invoke the dispute resolution mechanism in the PSC and issue a Notice of Arbitration to the GOI. RIL remains convinced of being able to fully justify and vindicate its position that the GOI's claim is not sustainable.

Niko believes the Contractor group is not liable for the amount claimed by the GOI and is considering joining RIL in invoking the dispute resolution mechanism in the PSC.

Forward‐Looking Information
Certain statements in this press release constitute forward‐looking information. Specifically, this press release contains forward looking information relating to the Company not being liable in respect of claims made by the GOI. Such forward‐looking information is based on a number of risks, uncertainties and assumptions, which may cause actual results or other expectations to differ materially from those anticipated and which may prove to be incorrect. The failure by the Company to prevail at arbitration or otherwise against the claim by the GOI would have a material adverse impact on the Company. Undue reliance should not be placed on forward‐looking information. Such forward‐looking information reflects the Company's current beliefs and assumptions and is based on information currently available to the Company. This forward‐looking information is based on certain key expectations and assumptions, some of which are not within the control of the Company. The reader is cautioned that the assumptions used in the preparation of such information, although considered reasonable at the time of preparation, may prove to be incorrect. Actual results may vary from the information provided herein as a result of numerous known and unknown risks and uncertainties and other factors and such variations may be material. Such risk factors include, but are not limited to, reliance by Niko on other Contractor parties and the risks discussed under “Risk Factors” in the Company's Annual Information Form for the year‐ended March 31, 2016 and in the Company's public disclosure documents, and other factors, many of which are beyond the Company's control. Niko makes no representation that the actual results achieved during the forecast period will be the same in whole or in part as those forecast.

The forward‐looking information included in this press release is expressly qualified in its entirety by this cautionary statement. The forward‐looking information included herein is made as of the date of this press release and Niko assumes no obligation to update or revise any forward looking information to reflect new events or circumstances, except as required by law.

New photonics entrepreneurs need to apply now for SPIE Startup Challenge 2017

BELLINGHAM, WA and CARDIFF, UNITED KINGDOM—(Marketwired – November 04, 2016) – The application deadline is fast approaching for an opportunity for new photonics entrepreneurs to pitch technology product ideas to business development experts and venture capitalists — and win a share of more than $85,000 in cash, prizes, and support.

Applications for the seventh annual SPIE Startup Challenge 2017 are due by 18 November to SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics. The competition is held during SPIE Photonics West at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, 28 January through 2 February, enabling new entrepreneurs to pitch their business plans to corporate development experts and venture capitalists.

Cash prizes, including $10,000 for first prize, $5,000 for second prize, and $2500 for third, are funded by Founding Partner Jenoptik.

Trumpf, Open Photonics, and Edmund Optics, which also awards the first–place winner $5,000 in products, will be joined by the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) as Supporting Sponsors.

Commenting on their new sponsorship, NSF SBIR/STTR Program Director Rick Schwerdtfeger said, “The NSF SBIR/STTR program is excited to sponsor the SPIE Startup Challenge to help great teams commercialize great technologies.”

Semifinalists, finalists, and winners are widely promoted by SPIE and on industry news site

While the money is important, said 2016 winner Leslie Kimmerling of Double Helix, “one of the most important benefits is the mentoring, coaching, and advice you get. Probably the most important is the networking and the community that you continue to build.”

Eligible applicants must present an optics or photonics technology or application as the basis for a viable new business. The event focuses on new businesses and potential startups, and established companies must be pre–revenue at the time of the competition and may not have sold any products.

Winners in the 2016 SPIE Startup Challenge were a 3D nanoscale imaging system from Double Helix, a marijuana breathalyzer from Diagnostic AnSERS, and a disease diagnostic tool made with refrigerator magnets and a laser pointer from Disease Diagnostic Group.

Application, eligibility, structure, rules, and other information is at

About SPIE
SPIE is the international society for optics and photonics, an educational not–for–profit organization founded in 1955 to advance light–based science, engineering and technology. The Society serves nearly 264,000 constituents from approximately 166 countries, offering conferences and their published proceedings, continuing education, books, journals, and the SPIE Digital Library. In 2015, SPIE provided more than $5.2 million in support of education and outreach programs.

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Urban Communications Inc. Announces Result of Supreme Court of Canada Appeal

VANCOUVER, BC—(Marketwired – November 04, 2016) – Urban Communications Inc. (TSX VENTURE: UBN) announces that its appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada of a decision of the B.C. Court of Appeal in relation to the renewal of a lease of fibre optic strands has been dismissed. The result is that it has been ruled that the customer has effectively exercised its option to renew the lease, and the Company will receive no further compensation in respect of that renewal.


Urban Communications Inc. (TSX VENTURE: UBN) is a telecommunications company providing a full suite of Internet, voice, video and broadband application products over its 300 km. state–of–the–art carrier grade fibre optic network in Metro Vancouver and Victoria to commercial, residential and public sector customers. Urban has recently launched high–speed Internet service to residential and commercial subscribers on its network at 1,000 Mbps (1 Gbps).

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

Western Dermatology Consultants Urges Albuquerque and Beyond to Vote

ALBUQUERQUE, NM—(Marketwired – November 04, 2016) – Each dermatologist at Albuquerque's Western Dermatology Consultants is concerned about skin health, but the skin–focused practice's patients and their friends and family should know that the team is also committed to the health of the community and country. That's why on Election Day — Tuesday, Nov. 8 — the practice will be closing its doors at 2 p.m.

The Western Dermatology Staff will use their free time in the afternoon to head to polls and cast their votes, exercising the freedom and right central to a working democracy.

In addition, Dr. Leslie Glass will not be coming in to work at all on Nov. 8, because she decided to volunteer to drive people to the polls throughout the day, helping men and women who would otherwise find casting their ballot to be a limiting challenge.

Western Dermatology Consultants has one office at 10151 Montgomery NE and another at 4801 McMahon NW. The eastside location is also home to the Spa @ WDC, which offers cosmetic dermatology to complement the medical dermatology focus of the other two branches.

When not actively helping to decide on the future of the city, state, and nation, the dermatologists handle treatments for acne and scarring, skin cancer, nail fungus, and dry skin. The cosmetic team focuses on the aesthetic benefits of smoothing wrinkles, restoring lost volume, removing unwanted hair, rejuvenating the face, and more.

The connection between the spa and medical side allows patients to feel confident that they are getting the ideal treatment for their problem — and emphasizes the importance of everyone working together toward a common goal of improvement. Just like the United States of America!

Wherever you work, be sure to take the time to let your voice be heard. Casting your ballot is an important part of life in this country. And when you head to the polls, don't forget to wear sunscreen. Proper skin protection is vital to guard against damage from the sun, whatever takes you out and about.

Find out more about the dermatologists at Albuquerque's Western Dermatology Consultants, as well as the rest of the team members ready to serve you. Their votes may be secret, but their commitment to giving each guest and patient a personalized consultation and treatment will be no surprise to anyone who walks in the doors. Just don't come by after 2 p.m. on Nov. 8. To speak with a member of the team, call (505) 855–5503 or (505) 897–1313, or visit