C-Suite Chairman Jeffrey Hayzlet Magically Appears in “Heckerty & the Cowboy”

NEW YORK, NY—(Marketwired – Sep 30, 2017) – The latest in the award–winning Heckerty series from The Heckerty Company, Inc now includes America's favorite CEO, Jeffrey Hayzlett. “Heckerty & the Cowboy, Part I” is available to stream now on Heckerty's official YouTube Channel. Hayzlett appears as “Cowboy Jeff” who visits Heckerty and her assortment of friends at her cave in Spellbound. He is accompanied by his trusty steed “Twigger” all the way from Shoe Falls, South Dakota.

Jan Ziff, CEO and co–founder of The Heckerty Company, narrates the tall tale featuring Hayzlett. “We had so much fun coming up with this story and turning Jeffrey into a character,” says Ziff. “We felt that as Jeff is bigger than life, so his character in our story should be equally ebullient! Creating the backstory on how Jeffrey came to visit Heckerty gave us such delight, and developing their camaraderie in many ways reflected our own friendship.”

Jeffrey Hayzlett is the primetime television and radio host of C–Suite with Jeffrey Hayzlett and Executive Perspectives Live on C–Suite TV and All Business with Jeffrey Hayzlett on C–Suite Radio. Hayzlett is a global business celebrity, speaker, best–selling author, and Chairman of the C–Suite Network, home of the world's most powerful network of C–Suite leaders.

“Heckerty & the Cowboy” joins this popular series of early reading videos and apps that have earned rave user and critical reviews as well as high ratings and rankings on major app stores, including #1 in Amazon Education.

“I'm beyond excited to be featured in the Heckerty series. Who doesn't want to be an animated character? And being from South Dakota myself, I think this is a dream come true,” said Hayzlett. “Saddle up and fly. Booyah!”

Previous titles and books, among them: Meet Heckerty, Heckerty Cook, Zanzibar's Birthday, Heckerty's Halloween, Heckerty Valentine, Heckerty Spells and Heckerty's Christmas — have developed a large international following for Heckerty and her cat Zanzibar with downloads in over 168 countries and with support for 15 languages. All the apps are available as videos on the Heckerty channel.

Whether they enjoy the videos or the printed books, kids love the coloring pages and can also get an autographed personalized photo from Heckerty to print at home.

“Each story is designed to entertain and educate young readers. The vocabulary is rich, and the stories all have the kind of positive values often missing in mainstream media,” Ziff adds. “Lots of kids find taking tests very stressful, and they worry about passing. But Heckerty – who's failed in the past – does succeed in our story “Heckerty Spells” and kids see how doing their homework and studying pay off in the end, even if they do make a few mistakes along the way.”

To see the Cowboy Jeff video visit: https://youtu.be/WPgEin4PLrE

For more information about Heckerty visit: https://www.heckerty.com and to watch the Heckerty videos go to http://youtube.com/loveheckerty.

Yealink and Syn-Apps LLC combine forces to provide UC solutions to business customers

XIAMEN, CHINA and PORTLAND, OR—(Marketwired – September 30, 2017) – Yealink, the global leading unified communication (UC) terminal solution provider, and Syn–Apps LLC, industry pioneer in IP notification solutions announced the integration of Syn–Apps' notification software on multicast–enabled Yealink phones at BroadSoft Connection 2017.

“Yealink is always pleased to work with industry pioneers like Syn–Apps to enable our users to enjoy the beauty of unified communication solutions,” said Yealink Vice President Stone Lu. “And we think customers of Syn–Apps will also be impressed by the integrated solution. Yealink is looking forward to future cooperation for mutual benefits.”

Yealink is dedicated to covering diverse usage scenarios and providing businesses of multiple sizes with unified communications(UC) solutions. Taking customer needs into full consideration, Yealink IP Phones satisfy various working environments' communication demands from office rooms using desk phones to on–the–go mobile endpoints such as Yealink DECT Phones. Having a complete product portfolio with a series of models, Yealink offers options to different groups of users diversified from receptionists to executives. Besides, Yealink IP Phones support working on multiple platforms and collaborating with a third party which brings added value and enriches user experience. The successful integration between Syn–Apps' notification software and Yealink IP Phones provide users with a unified notification platform. With Yealink phones, members within a group can simultaneously receive and respond to the notification regardless of their location, which greatly streamlines workflow and facilitates decision making.

With Syn–Apps' software, Yealink customers can simultaneously activate notifications to rapidly inform recipients across a variety of endpoints such as multicast–enabled Yealink phones, IP speakers, analog systems, digital signage, desktops, CAP feeds, and more. Additionally, organizations can reach people located off–premise with alerts delivered to mobile devices, third–party SMS services, mass outbound dialing services, and more.

“As our world changes, so must our product and partnership landscapes. We are committed to meeting the needs of our rapidly growing customer community and our partnership with Yealink is a direct reflection of our interoperability initiatives, as it allows us to better serve our mutual customers. Yealink has a significant market share and customers can now benefit from Syn–Apps' notification platform while continuing to leverage best–of–breed SIP telephony endpoints they have come to trust from Yealink,” said Ian Pitts, President and CEO of Syn–Apps, LLC. “We're proud to support Yealink customers by breaking down communication barriers and uniting fragmented systems and processes into a centralized platform to help people communicate critical information more efficiently, safely, and reliably,” Pitts concluded.

Syn–Apps' notification software consolidates disparate communication systems into a unified notification platform — making it simple for Yealink customers in any industry to manage Emergency Alerts, Mass Notification, IP Paging, and Routine Communication needs across their entire network. A unified platform helps emergency management teams, system administrators, and business decision makers streamline communication procedures, accelerate incident response time, and improve safety and productivity. Yealink and Syn–Apps' integrated solution is ideal for customers in K–12 Education, Higher Education, Enterprise, Healthcare, Government, Retail and more.

About Syn–Apps LLC

Syn–Apps is a leader in IP notification solutions designed to improve business processes, increase safety, and streamline internal and external communication. Since 2001, thousands of organizations have integrated Syn–Apps' notification solutions with phones, paging systems, IP speakers, and hundreds of other systems and services. For more information, please visit: www.syn–apps.com.

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About Yealink

Yealink (Stock Code: 300628) is a global leading unified communication (UC) terminal solution provider that primarily offers video conferencing systems and voice communication solutions. Founded in 2001, Yealink leverages its independent research and development and innovation to pursue its core mission: “Easy collaboration, high productivity.” The company's high–quality UC terminal solutions enhance the work efficiency and competitive advantages of its customers in over 100 countries. Yealink is the world's second–largest SIP phone provider and is number one in the China market. For more information, please visit: www.yealink.com.

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Hurricane Irma Brings Unlicensed Mold Workers to Florida

KEY LARGO, FL—(Marketwired – Sep 29, 2017) – Hurricane Irma has come and gone but not without leaving its mark on the state of Florida. At first it appeared that the storm was coming directly for Miami and Fort Lauderdale before it made its final shift to the west coast. Irma made a direct hit on much of the Keys, Naples, and Marco Island. Miami and Jacksonville both escaped the eye of the storm but each experienced tremendous flooding from storm surge.

Now that the waters have subsided, restoration companies from across the land have surged into the areas damaged by the storm. They provide a necessary service of removing damaged building materials and placing drying equipment but many out of state companies are overstepping their bounds when it comes to mold remediation.

In 2011, the State of Florida implemented licensing requirements for both mold assessments and mold remediation to ensure properties with mold problems were handled by professionals with proper training. This means that if the restoration company drying out your home or business finds mold and treats it rather than removing themselves from the project, they are breaking the law. It is also important to note that if you had mold testing performed on a mold assessment, that same person cannot perform the work as it is a conflict of interest.

The State of Texas has similar regulations and has temporarily allowed out of state contractors to perform this work through a waiver system. However, the damage in Houston appears far greater than that here in the State of Florida and waiving the licensing requirements is not anticipated.

These laws are in place to protect the home and business owners of Florida. In order to ensure your property is restored correctly please use a licensed Florida Mold Remediator. If you do not you may end up having problems return and out of state contractors long gone when looking for a fix or have problems getting paid on an insurance claim once they realize a non–licensed restoration company was used.

Aida Minerals Corp.: CFO Appointment & Debt Restructure

VANCOUVER BC—(Marketwired – September 29, 2017) – Aida Minerals Corp. (“Aida”) (CSE: AMC)(CSE: AMC.CN)(CNSX: AMC) is pleased to announce effective October 2, 2017 the appointment of David Alexander CPA CA and the restructuring of its debt obligations.

CFO Appointment

Mr. Alexander's past achievements include his role as the CFO of Arakis Energy Corporation, an international oil and gas development company, where he managed the company's growth from start–up to over a billion dollars in assets, leading to a listing on the NASDAQ market. Arakis was subsequently sold to Talisman Energy. David was also CFO of Laminco Resources Ltd. (name changed to Zaruma Resources Ltd.)., a Vancouver based copper/gold exploration company with properties located near Hermosillo, Mexico. While CFO of Laminco, Mr. Alexander assisted in the raising of over $20 million.

Debt Restructure

The Company has agreed with GCORP Capital Inc. (“GCORP”) a company with common principals and shareholders, to assign its option agreements to earn an interest in the Carbon Neutral Power Partners waste to energy technologies and the Shandong province Power Plant and Fulcrum TiPs™ Technology to a subsidiary of GCORP in consideration for assigning the Company's debts along with the option agreements and issuance of 10,000,000 shares of the subsidiary. Aida will distribute the shares of the subsidiary pro rata to its shareholders of record as of September 22, 2017.

The status of the Company's option to acquire the Tay LP Property in the Yukon is unchanged.

The restructure will enable the Company to proceed unencumbered by debt and to focus on current and future opportunities.

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD

“Donald Gordon”

Director, CFO

Statements in this news release may be viewed as forward–looking statements. Such statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected. There are no assurances the company can fulfill such forward–looking statements and the company undertakes no obligation to update such statements. Such forward–looking statements are only predictions; actual events or results may differ materially as a result of risks facing the company, some of which are beyond the company's control.

Correction to Vecima News Release and MD&A

VICTORIA, BC—(Marketwired – September 29, 2017) – In the news release “Vecima Reports Q4 and Fiscal 2017 Results” (TSX: VCM) dated September 28, 2017 the Adjusted Earnings Per Share in the Financial Highlights table should read $0.00 for Q4 fiscal 2017 and $0.40 for the full year fiscal 2017 rather than $0.03 for Q4 fiscal 2017 and $0.35 for the full year fiscal 2017 as originally issued. The corrected table from the news release is presented below.

 
FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS
           
(Canadian dollars in millions except percentages, Q4FY17 Q4FY16   FY2017 FY2016
employees, and per share data)          
Revenue $14.6 $21.9   $71.5 98.3
Gross margin 51% 55%   52% 55%
Net Income $(0.1) $3.4   $18.0 $22.0
Earnings per share $(0.01) $0.15   $0.81 $0.98
(based on weighted average number shares outstanding)          
Adjusted earnings per share1 $0.00 $0.17   $0.40 $0.99
(based on weighted average number shares outstanding)          
Adjusted EBITDA1 $2.4 $7.7   $20.3 $37.8
Cash and short–term investments $89.2 $74.1   $89.2 $74.1
Employees 352 509   352 509
1 Adjusted Earnings Per Share and Adjusted EBITDA do not have a standardized meaning under IFRS and therefore may not be comparable to similar measures provided by other issuers. See “Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted Earnings Per Share” below.
 

In addition, to correct this same clerical error in the company's Annual MD&A filed September 28, 2017, the company has today re–filed its Annual MD&A for the period ended June 30, 2017. For the ease of the reader the corrections are found on pages 6 and 7 of the MD&A.

About Vecima Networks
Vecima Networks Inc. (TSX: VCM) is a globally recognized leader in creating breakthrough technology solutions that empower network service providers to connect people and enterprises to information and entertainment worldwide. Vecima products for the cable industry allow service providers a cost–effective Last Mile Solution® for both video and broadband access, especially in the demanding business services market segment. Vecima also provides fleet managers the key information and analytics they require to optimally manage their business under the Contigo, NEROglobal, and Fleetlynx brands. More information is available at our website at www.vecima.com.

Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted Earnings Per Share
Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted Earnings Per Share do not have a standardized meaning under IFRS and therefore may not be comparable to similar measures provided by other issuers. Accordingly, investors are cautioned that Adjusted EBITDA or Adjusted Earnings Per Share should not be construed as an alternative to net income, determined in accordance with IFRS, as an indicator of the Company's financial performance or as a measure of its liquidity and cash flows. For a reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA or Adjusted Earnings Per Share, investors should refer to Vecima's Annual Management's Discussion and Analysis for the fiscal year ended 2017.

Forward–Looking Statements
This news release contains “forward–looking information” within the meaning of applicable securities laws. Forward– looking information is generally identifiable by use of the words “believes”, “may”, “plans”, “will”, “anticipates”, “intends”, “could”, “estimates”, “expects”, “forecasts”, “projects” and similar expressions, and the negative of such expressions. Forward–looking information in this news release include the following statements: Entra family is attracting industry attention and gaining momentum to reach into different segments of the vast new global market that is emerging for DOCSIS 3.1 solutions; upgrades to Vecima's legacy products are intended to support revenue opportunities for legacy product sales in fiscal 18; Vecima anticipates a year of transition in fiscal 2018 as the North American cable industry prepares for the new DOCSIS 3.1 standard; field trials of various components of Vecima's new Entra family of DOCSIS 3.1 products are expected to commence in calendar year 2018; the plans and priorities of major MSOs continue to evolve, making it difficult to project timelines with certainty; demand for some of Vecima's legacy products are expected to continue to taper off as market saturation is reached and customers focus on next generation products and technologies, the Company sees areas of continued strength; sales of TC600E products are expected to pick up in the first half of fiscal 2018 as a key customer resumes ordering activity following completion of a significant merger; the update to our DVAP platform to support DAA has progressed and the OEM customer has taken delivery of their first set of upgrade licenses; the recent introduction of the Terrace DVB provides new opportunities in international markets; Vecima sees opportunities to supply new network video platforms in support of key customers' transition to IP centric platforms; management expects fiscal 2018 to be a year of continued investment and development as it positions Vecima for industry leadership in both its existing markets and the emerging DOCSIS 3.1 space; Vecima is well positioned to pursue its product strategies, while also continuing to assess attractive acquisition opportunities that could provide rapid access to technologies and help drive the Company's growth and success.

In connection with the forward–looking information contained in this news release, Vecima has made numerous assumptions, regarding, among other things: we will continue to pay dividends; that MSOs continue to upgrade to all– digital networks; that Vecima is able to continue its relationships with its few large customers; we are able to develop new products for customers; competition that serves the same market(s) will not have an adverse effect on the business; we are able to adapt to technological changes – designing to new standards and competing with new products; third party contractors are able to deliver on time and budget; we will be able to deliver based on the terms of our key contracts; currency fluctuations do not adversely affect Vecima; larger cable operator budgets are not static; suppliers will provide parts in a timely fashion; Vecima manages its business and its growth successfully; Vecima does not experience production capacity constraints; and the rationalization of operations could cause our operating results to fluctuate. While Vecima considers these assumptions to be reasonable, these assumptions are inherently subject to significant uncertainties and contingencies.

A more complete discussion of the risks and uncertainties facing Vecima is disclosed under the heading “Risk Factors” in the Company's Annual Information Form dated September 25, 2017, as well as the Company's continuous disclosure filings with Canadian securities regulatory authorities available at www.sedar.com. All forward–looking information herein is qualified in its entirety by this cautionary statement, and Vecima disclaims any obligation to revise or update any such forward–looking information or to publicly announce the result of any revisions to any of the forward–looking information contained herein to reflect future results, events or developments, except as required by law.

Correction to Vecima News Release and MD&A

VICTORIA, BC—(Marketwired – September 29, 2017) – In the news release “Vecima Reports Q4 and Fiscal 2017 Results” (TSX: VCM) dated September 28, 2017 the Adjusted Earnings Per Share in the Financial Highlights table should read $0.00 for Q4 fiscal 2017 and $0.40 for the full year fiscal 2017 rather than $0.03 for Q4 fiscal 2017 and $0.35 for the full year fiscal 2017 as originally issued. The corrected table from the news release is presented below.

 
FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS
           
(Canadian dollars in millions except percentages, Q4FY17 Q4FY16   FY2017 FY2016
employees, and per share data)          
Revenue $14.6 $21.9   $71.5 98.3
Gross margin 51% 55%   52% 55%
Net Income $(0.1) $3.4   $18.0 $22.0
Earnings per share $(0.01) $0.15   $0.81 $0.98
(based on weighted average number shares outstanding)          
Adjusted earnings per share1 $0.00 $0.17   $0.40 $0.99
(based on weighted average number shares outstanding)          
Adjusted EBITDA1 $2.4 $7.7   $20.3 $37.8
Cash and short–term investments $89.2 $74.1   $89.2 $74.1
Employees 352 509   352 509
1 Adjusted Earnings Per Share and Adjusted EBITDA do not have a standardized meaning under IFRS and therefore may not be comparable to similar measures provided by other issuers. See “Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted Earnings Per Share” below.
 

In addition, to correct this same clerical error in the company's Annual MD&A filed September 28, 2017, the company has today re–filed its Annual MD&A for the period ended June 30, 2017. For the ease of the reader the corrections are found on pages 6 and 7 of the MD&A.

About Vecima Networks
Vecima Networks Inc. (TSX: VCM) is a globally recognized leader in creating breakthrough technology solutions that empower network service providers to connect people and enterprises to information and entertainment worldwide. Vecima products for the cable industry allow service providers a cost–effective Last Mile Solution® for both video and broadband access, especially in the demanding business services market segment. Vecima also provides fleet managers the key information and analytics they require to optimally manage their business under the Contigo, NEROglobal, and Fleetlynx brands. More information is available at our website at www.vecima.com.

Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted Earnings Per Share
Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted Earnings Per Share do not have a standardized meaning under IFRS and therefore may not be comparable to similar measures provided by other issuers. Accordingly, investors are cautioned that Adjusted EBITDA or Adjusted Earnings Per Share should not be construed as an alternative to net income, determined in accordance with IFRS, as an indicator of the Company's financial performance or as a measure of its liquidity and cash flows. For a reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA or Adjusted Earnings Per Share, investors should refer to Vecima's Annual Management's Discussion and Analysis for the fiscal year ended 2017.

Forward–Looking Statements
This news release contains “forward–looking information” within the meaning of applicable securities laws. Forward– looking information is generally identifiable by use of the words “believes”, “may”, “plans”, “will”, “anticipates”, “intends”, “could”, “estimates”, “expects”, “forecasts”, “projects” and similar expressions, and the negative of such expressions. Forward–looking information in this news release include the following statements: Entra family is attracting industry attention and gaining momentum to reach into different segments of the vast new global market that is emerging for DOCSIS 3.1 solutions; upgrades to Vecima's legacy products are intended to support revenue opportunities for legacy product sales in fiscal 18; Vecima anticipates a year of transition in fiscal 2018 as the North American cable industry prepares for the new DOCSIS 3.1 standard; field trials of various components of Vecima's new Entra family of DOCSIS 3.1 products are expected to commence in calendar year 2018; the plans and priorities of major MSOs continue to evolve, making it difficult to project timelines with certainty; demand for some of Vecima's legacy products are expected to continue to taper off as market saturation is reached and customers focus on next generation products and technologies, the Company sees areas of continued strength; sales of TC600E products are expected to pick up in the first half of fiscal 2018 as a key customer resumes ordering activity following completion of a significant merger; the update to our DVAP platform to support DAA has progressed and the OEM customer has taken delivery of their first set of upgrade licenses; the recent introduction of the Terrace DVB provides new opportunities in international markets; Vecima sees opportunities to supply new network video platforms in support of key customers' transition to IP centric platforms; management expects fiscal 2018 to be a year of continued investment and development as it positions Vecima for industry leadership in both its existing markets and the emerging DOCSIS 3.1 space; Vecima is well positioned to pursue its product strategies, while also continuing to assess attractive acquisition opportunities that could provide rapid access to technologies and help drive the Company's growth and success.

In connection with the forward–looking information contained in this news release, Vecima has made numerous assumptions, regarding, among other things: we will continue to pay dividends; that MSOs continue to upgrade to all– digital networks; that Vecima is able to continue its relationships with its few large customers; we are able to develop new products for customers; competition that serves the same market(s) will not have an adverse effect on the business; we are able to adapt to technological changes – designing to new standards and competing with new products; third party contractors are able to deliver on time and budget; we will be able to deliver based on the terms of our key contracts; currency fluctuations do not adversely affect Vecima; larger cable operator budgets are not static; suppliers will provide parts in a timely fashion; Vecima manages its business and its growth successfully; Vecima does not experience production capacity constraints; and the rationalization of operations could cause our operating results to fluctuate. While Vecima considers these assumptions to be reasonable, these assumptions are inherently subject to significant uncertainties and contingencies.

A more complete discussion of the risks and uncertainties facing Vecima is disclosed under the heading “Risk Factors” in the Company's Annual Information Form dated September 25, 2017, as well as the Company's continuous disclosure filings with Canadian securities regulatory authorities available at www.sedar.com. All forward–looking information herein is qualified in its entirety by this cautionary statement, and Vecima disclaims any obligation to revise or update any such forward–looking information or to publicly announce the result of any revisions to any of the forward–looking information contained herein to reflect future results, events or developments, except as required by law.