Gran Colombia Gold Announces Voting Results of the Annual and Special Shareholders Meeting and Sets Record Date for 2020 Debenture Redemption

TORONTO, ON—(Marketwired – June 22, 2017) – Gran Colombia Gold Corp.'s (TSX: GCM) Annual and Special Meeting of Shareholders was held on Thursday, June 22, 2017. The detailed results of the votes for each matter to be acted upon are set out below:

Item   Description of matter   Outcome   Voted   Voted (%)
1.   Fixing the number of directors at nine.   Approved   4,014,220 For 117,936 Against   97.15%
2.   The election of the following individuals as directors of the Corporation to hold office until the next annual meeting of the Corporation or until their successors are appointed or elected:            
Miguel de la Campa   Approved   4,083,572 For 48,584 Withheld   98.82%

Serafino Iacono   Approved   4,076,908 For 55,248 Withheld   98.66%

Mark Ashcroft   Approved   3,917,231 For 214,925 Withheld   94.80%

Edward Couch   Approved   4,008,892 For 123,264 Withheld   97.02%
Ian Mann   Approved   4,008,903 For 123,253 Withheld   97.02%
Hernan Juan Jose Martinez Torres   Approved   3,924,877 For 207,279 Withheld   94.98%
Robert Metcalfe   Approved   3,924,877 For 207,279 Withheld   94.98%
Jaime Perez Branger   Approved   4,009,076 For 123,080 Withheld   97.02%
Mark Wellings   Approved   3,931,548 For 200,608 Withheld   95.15%

3.   Appointing KPMG LLP as auditors of the Corporation at a remuneration to be fixed by the directors.   Approved   5,032,930 For 19,173 Withheld   99.62%

4.   Reapproval of the Stock Option Plan of the Corporation which fixes the maximum aggregate number of shares reserved for issuance under the plan at 10% of the issued and outstanding common shares of the Corporation   Approved   3,818,536 For 313,656 Against   92.41%

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2020 Debentures Redemption Record Date

As announced on June 13, 2017, the Company will complete a partial redemption at par on July 31, 2017 of an aggregate principal amount of US$3,000,000 of the 2020 Debentures outstanding, applied on a pro–rata basis. The Company confirms the record date for the partial redemption has been set as July 27, 2017 and the 2020 Debentures will commence trading on the TSX on a post–redemption basis as of the opening of business on July 25, 2017.

About Gran Colombia Gold Corp.

Gran Colombia is a Canadian–based gold and silver exploration, development and production company with its primary focus in Colombia. Gran Colombia is currently the largest underground gold and silver producer in Colombia with several underground mines in operation at its Segovia and Marmato Operations. Gran Colombia is continuing its expansion and modernization activities at its high–grade Segovia Operations.

Additional information on Gran Colombia can be found on its website at and by reviewing its profile on SEDAR at

Cautionary Statement on Forward–Looking Information:

This news release contains “forward–looking information”, which may include, but is not limited to, statements with respect to the anticipated partial redemption of 2020 Debentures. Often, but not always, forward–looking statements can be identified by the use of words such as “plans”, “expects”, “is expected”, “budget”, “scheduled”, “estimates”, “forecasts”, “intends”, “anticipates”, or “believes” or variations (including negative variations) of such words and phrases, or state that certain actions, events or results “may”, “could”, “would”, “might” or “will” be taken, occur or be achieved. Forward–looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of Gran Colombia to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward–looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated in these forward–looking statements are described under the caption “Risk Factors” in the Company's Annual Information Form dated as of March 30, 2017, which is available for view on SEDAR at Forward–looking statements contained herein are made as of the date of this press release and Gran Colombia disclaims, other than as required by law, any obligation to update any forward–looking statements whether as a result of new information, results, future events, circumstances, or if management's estimates or opinions should change, or otherwise. There can be no assurance that forward–looking statements will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, the reader is cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward–looking statements.

ONA opens 2017 MJ Bear Fellowships for under-30 digital journalism stars

WASHINGTON, DC—(Marketwired – June 22, 2017) – The Online News Association, the world's largest membership organization of digital journalists, today opened applications for the 2017 MJ Bear Fellowships for early–career digital journalists, in honor of founding member MJ Bear.

For the seventh year, the search committee will again select three promising, up–and–coming digital journalists — two in the United States or Canada and one internationally — who are just beginning to make their voices heard in the industry.

Each selected Fellow will receive virtual coaching sessions with a Personal Advisory Board; a free three–year ONA membership and an expense–paid trip to the Online News Association Conference & Awards Banquet, Oct. 5–7 in Washington D.C., where they'll have a chance to share their fresh perspectives.

“From founders of entrepreneurial start–ups to change agents leading digital innovation, our MJ Bear Fellows continue to expand the boundaries of what's possible for digital journalism”, said ONA Executive Director Irving Washington. “We're delighted to support and share the important work of these early–career journalists.”

Last year's Fellows — Alex Laughlin, News Audio Fellow at BuzzFeed and former social media editor at the Washington Post, Rose Evelith, producer, 30 for 30 Podcasts at ESPN, and Sohara Mehroze Shachi, programme associate at the United Nations Development Programme and freelance journalist, Dhaka, Bangladesh — soon will be posting regular blogs on the ONA website that explain their work and the tools and technology they use. Learn more about the past MJ Bear Fellows.

Applicants must be working journalists between the ages of 23 and 30 and be fluent in English. They will be asked to describe recent experiments or projects that move digital journalism forward or resulted in valuable lessons or outcomes, and also provide a recommendation and a personal statement. Application deadline is July 20, 11:59 p.m. ET.

Learn more and apply for the MJ Bear Fellowship.

Bear, whose wide–ranging career took her to pivotal roles at Microsoft's MSN Portals and MSN International, NPR and American University, was renowned for her kindness and digital know–how. She played a vital role in ONA's history as a member of the original Board of Directors, helping to incorporate the organization in 1999 and serving on the Education, Fundraising, Conference and Legal Affairs committees until 2003. For more information, contact

The Online News Association is the world's largest association of digital journalists. ONA's mission is to inspire innovation and excellence among journalists to better serve the public. The membership includes news writers, producers, designers, editors, bloggers, developers, photographers, educators, students and others who produce news for and support digital delivery systems. ONA also hosts the annual Online News Association conference and administers the Online Journalism Awards.

Condor Announces Director Election Results

CALGARY, AB—(Marketwired – June 22, 2017) – Condor Petroleum Inc. (TSX: CPI), a Canadian based oil and gas company focused on exploration and production activities in Turkey and Kazakhstan, is pleased to announce that the following seven director nominees were elected at the annual meeting of shareholders held on June 22, 2017:

 Name of Nominee   Votes For   Percent   Votes Withheld   Percent
 Sean Roosen   14,331,305   99.88%   16,737   0.12%
 Donald Streu   14,336,772   99.92%   11,270   0.08%
 Dennis Balderston   14,340,072   99.94%   7,970   0.06%
 Edward Bogle   14,337,142   99.92%   10,900   0.08%
 Walter Dawson   14,340,442   99.95%   7,600   0.05%
 Stefan Kaltenbach   14,336,772   99.92%   11,270   0.08%
 Werner Zoellner   14,336,602   99.92%   11,440   0.08%

The TSX does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this news release.

InPlay Oil Corp. Announces Annual Meeting Results for Election of Directors

CALGARY, AB—(Marketwired – June 22, 2017) – InPlay Oil Corp. (TSX: IPO) (OTCQX: IPOOF) (“InPlay” or the “Corporation“) is pleased to announce the voting results for the election of directors at its annual meeting of shareholders held on June 22, 2017 (the “Meeting“). Each of the seven nominees proposed by InPlay and as set forth in the Information Circular – Proxy Statement provided to shareholders in connection with the Meeting were re–elected as directors, with common shares represented at the Meeting voting in favour of individual nominees as follows:

Director   Percentage Approval   Percentage Withheld
Douglas J. Bartole   99.98%   0.02%
Donald Cowie   99.98%   0.02%
Craig Golinowski   99.98%   0.02%
Dennis L. Nerland   99.83%   0.17%
Stephen C. Nikiforuk   99.98%   0.02%
Dale O. Shwed   99.83%   0.17%
Stephen Yuzpe   90.73%   9.27%

For complete voting results, please see our Report of Voting Results which will be available shortly through SEDAR at

InPlay is based in Calgary, Alberta and our shares are traded on The Toronto Stock Exchange under the trading symbol “IPO”. For further information about the Corporation, please visit our website at

Centralized Adaptive Trial Design Teams Facilitate Communication Between Global & Country-Level Pharma Teams

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC—(Marketwired – June 22, 2017) – The majority of surveyed clinical trial teams — from those with global responsibility to those positioned at the country level — report better cross–geography communication through centralized adaptive trial design decision–making structures, according to a recent study by business intelligence firm Cutting Edge Information.

The study, Adaptive Design Clinical Trials: Strategically Modify Traditional Methodologies to Support Efficient Clinical Operations, found that 65% of surveyed global teams have a centralized adaptive trial reporting structure. In these structures, global teams develop strategy and allow country–level teams to adjust the strategy to better align with any specific needs they may have. Additionally, half of surveyed non–global teams with either therapeutic or regional responsibility also report centralized structures.

Of the organizations that are not completely centralized, most (30%) have at least some degree of centralization in place. The remaining 5% of surveyed clinical teams report a decentralized structure.

“Establishing centralized clinical structures helps influence active dialogue between global and country–level teams,” says Adam Bianchi, senior director of research at Cutting Edge Information. “Because they foster open communication, various company types tend to favor centralized adaptive design structures.”

The data show that company type affects the degree of centralization that the organization uses. Both surveyed teams at Top 10 pharmaceutical organizations report using somewhat centralized clinical structures.

By comparison, each of the four surveyed Top 50 company teams leverage completely centralized structures. The key difference between centralized and somewhat centralized structures is that in the former, non–global teams do not contribute to clinical strategy development.

The only company who reported a completely decentralized decision–making process was a small pharmaceutical firm. When decision making is completely decentralized, country–level clinical teams make their own decisions about the use of adaptive trial design, depending on specific trial needs.

Adaptive Design Clinical Trials: Strategically Modify Traditional Methodologies to Support Efficient Clinical Operations, available at–design–clinical–trials/, details the time– and cost–savings metrics associated with adaptive design clinical trials. This report covers the industry's use of adaptive trial design including organizational structures, resources and uses of adaptive designs across specific trial development stages and therapeutic areas.

The study also includes:

  • Cost–per–patient benchmarks for early– and late–stage adaptive and non–adaptive trials
  • Metrics tracking cross–functional involvement in adaptive trial design
  • Ratios of adaptive vs. non–adaptive clinical studies across 11 therapeutic areas
  • Real–world profiles illustrating how life sciences teams are using adaptive design
  • Analysis of adaptive trial design planning and execution challenges and solutions

To see a list of Cutting Edge Information's clinical development industry research studies, please visit:–category/clinical–development/.

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Vancouver Landscapers Publish Tips on Watering Grass Seed

VANCOUVER, BC—(Marketwired – June 22, 2017) – As a Vancouver–based group of landscapers and gardeners, the team at West Coast Lawns & Gardens understand that many new homes and businesses are ready to invest in their turf. Watering grass seed correctly is vital to getting good results. Watering actually makes all the difference in determining whether aspiring green thumbers achieve a full, lush lawn–or the home and garden equivalent of a comb over. To learn how to get the best results, go to:–new–grass–seed/

It's obvious that watering a new lawn is vital in hot weather. Everything needs water. However, the watering technique used is important to consider when dealing with grass seed. Use too much and the seed can be washed away. Use too little and the grass won't survive long enough to root and become a mature lawn.

Grass is like children in a lot of ways. The seeds need a ton of attention when they're young, but applying diligent care and attention upfront means less work later on. The factors that need to be considered when watering the seed include soil temperature, air temperature, overwatering, and maintenance.

For example, “Air temperature also affects how often you need to water. New grass needs to be kept moist but not wet. As a result, you will have to monitor the top layer of soil to see what is needed. If the weather is warm and sunny, grass should be watered lightly, many times a day. Once it dries out, the top layer of soil should be wet again quickly to prevent the soil from crusting over. Also, if any grass is newly germinated, letting it get dry and overheated can kill the baby plants quickly.”

For more information on lawn and garden maintenance, contact West Coast Lawns and Gardens at 604 377–7124. As Vancouver landscapers, they can provide a quote and attend to all your landscaping design and installation needs.

About the Company

Started in 2006 by Brad Carlsen, West Coast Lawns & Gardens has evolved into a team of landscaping professionals that handles both residential and commercial landscaping jobs, including strata landscape design and maintenance. With a special focus on customer service, West Coast Lawns & Gardens provides top–level landscape horticulture services across North Vancouver, Burnaby, and West Vancouver.