Rodizio Grill's Bacon Fest is back for its fifth year

SALT LAKE CITY, UT—(Marketwired – January 02, 2018) – Rodizio Grill®, America's First Brazilian Steakhouse® launched its annual Bacon Fest for a limited time during dinner hours. This year's event is sure to excite the taste buds with a variety of bacon–inspired sides, gourmet salads, grilled items and desserts.

Over the course of several months, Corporate Chef Duda Goulart developed many unique recipes for this year's Bacon Fest; recipes you cannot find anywhere else including Bacon–Wrapped Applewood Ham, Grilled Peppered Pork Belly, Pork Loin with Parmesan and Bacon and much more. Several signature desserts also feature bacon.

Bacon Fest is taking place during dinner hours through the end of February. Bacon Fest menu items are in addition to Rodizio Grill's extensive menu, for no additional cost, and are only available during the promotion. For more information, visit

About Rodizio Grill®:
Established in 1995, Rodizio Grill® The Brazilian Steakhouse™ is the first authentic Brazilian steakhouse in the U.S. Its all–inclusive menu offers unlimited Brazilian sides, over 30 gourmet salads, and rotisserie grilled meats and grilled items, carved tableside by Rodizio Gauchos. For more information, visit

CRH Divestment Update

DUBLIN, IRELAND—(Marketwired – Jan 2, 2018) –  CRH PLC (LSE: CRH)


Press Release

CRH announces completion of Americas Distribution divestment

2 January 2018

On 24 August 2017, CRH plc announced that it had reached agreement to divest its Americas Distribution business for a total cash consideration of $2.63 billion. CRH is pleased to announce that the transaction is now complete.

For further information contact CRH plc at +353 1 404 1000
Albert Manifold   Chief Executive
Senan Murphy   Finance Director
Frank Heisterkamp   Head of Investor Relations

Registered Office: No 12965. Registered Office: 42 Fitzwilliam Square, Dublin 2, R02 R279, Ireland

SolidusGold Inc. Announces Shares for Debt Transaction

VANCOUVER, BC—(Marketwired – January 02, 2018) – SolidusGold Inc. (the “Company”) (TSX VENTURE: SDC) announces that the board of directors of the Company has approved the issuance of 222,753 common shares of the Company at a price of US$0.12 per share in settlement of an outstanding debt in the amount of US$26,730.38 owing to an arm's length party. The debt settlement is subject to approval of the TSX Venture Exchange.

Neither the 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.

Spectra7 To Showcase New Products for Consumer Electronics at CES 2018

SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA—(Marketwired – Jan 2, 2018) – Spectra7 Microsystems Inc. (TSX:SEV) (“Spectra7″ or the “Company”), a leading provider of high–performance analog semiconductor products for broadband connectivity markets, will be showcasing its active copper cable home theater, DreamWeVR™ and USB Type–C interconnect products at the Consumer Electronics Show (“CES”) in Las Vegas, NV from January 8th through the 12th, 2018.

“We've seen a fantastic response for our active copper cable solutions, especially in the virtual, augmented, and mixed reality consumer product markets,” said Spectra7's CEO Raouf Halim. “With consumer electronic data rates continuing to scale, we believe CES 2018 is the perfect venue to highlight our new technologies. We look forward to meeting both current and new customers to demonstrate how our semiconductors can accelerate their product development cycles as data rates increase.”

Home theater products include those that support the latest HDMI data rates and standards. DreamWeVR™ products include a range of modules and solutions that support next generation AR/VR/MR head–mounted displays. Finally, new USB Type–C products and reference designs will also be introduced and demonstrated.

The Company will host one–on–one meetings during CES for customers interested in previewing these products and reference designs. To request a meeting, please email Annie Hoang at


Spectra7 Microsystems Inc. is a high performance analog semiconductor company delivering unprecedented bandwidth, speed and resolution to enable disruptive industrial design for leading electronics manufacturers in virtual reality, augmented reality, mixed reality, data centers and other connectivity markets. Spectra7 is based in San Jose, California with design centers in Markham, Ontario, Cork, Ireland, and Little Rock, Arkansas. For more information, please visit


Certain statements contained in this press release constitute “forward–looking statements”. All statements other than statements of historical fact contained in this press release, including, without limitation, those regarding the Company's future financial position and results of operations, strategy, proposed acquisitions, plans, objectives, goals and targets, and any statements preceded by, followed by or that include the words “believe”, “expect”, “aim”, “intend”, “plan”, “continue”, “will”, “may”, “would”, “anticipate”, “estimate”, “forecast”, “predict”, “project”, “seek”, “should” or similar expressions or the negative thereof, are forward–looking statements. These statements are not historical facts but instead represent only the Company's expectations, estimates and projections regarding future events. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve assumptions, risks and uncertainties that are difficult to predict. Therefore, actual results may differ materially from what is expressed, implied or forecasted in such forward–looking statements. Additional factors that could cause actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially include, but are not limited to the risk factors discussed in the Company's annual MD&A for the year ended December 31, 2016. Management provides forward–looking statements because it believes they provide useful information to investors when considering their investment objectives and cautions investors not to place undue reliance on forward–looking information. Consequently, all of the forward–looking statements made in this press release are qualified by these cautionary statements and other cautionary statements or factors contained herein, and there can be no assurance that the actual results or developments will be realized or, even if substantially realized, that they will have the expected consequences to, or effects on, the Company. These forward–looking statements are made as of the date of this press release and the Company assumes no obligation to update or revise them to reflect subsequent information, events or circumstances or otherwise, except as required by law.

In its Annual Best Places Issue, Sunset Announces its List of 20 Towns that “Redefine the West”

OAKLAND, CA—(Marketwired – January 02, 2018) – Sunset, the defining lifestyle brand of the modern American West, has announced its list of “20 Game–Changers That Are Redefining the West” as part of its annual “Best Places” issue. The article can be found in the February issue of the magazine, on newstands now, as well as online at

“The West was founded by pioneers and continues to evolve thanks to that same pioneering spirit as forward–thinking opportunity seekers transform cities and towns into hubs of innovation, big and small,” said Irene Edwards, Sunset Editor–in–Chief. “This year's Best Places to Live list celebrates the places that are thinking smart about their futures, from innovative community leaders to futuristic tech and small business incubators.”

In the February issue, Sunset's editors find 20 examples of cities and towns that exemplify the best of Western living for today and tomorrow. The winners in each region include:

  • Northern California: Sacramento, CA (runners up: Eureka, CA; Fresno, CA; Truckee, CA)
    • Sunset editors noted Sacramento “is giving city dwellers a taste of both town and country” thanks to its city gardening programs and farm–to–table dining.”
  • Southern California: Carlsbad, CA (runners up: Culver City, CA; Palm Springs, CA; Oxnard, CA)
    • According to the editors, Carlsbad is a “digital hub [that] has upped its game to embrace both its inner geek and outdoor enthusiast.”
  • Mountains: Salida, CO (runners up: Missoula, MT; Cochrane, Alberta; Reno, NV)
    • Salida was rediscovered when “people realized they could buy a Victorian for a steal, and artists could spend their time creating instead of working an office job,” Sunset's editors reveal.
  • Southwest: Albuquerque, NM (runners up: Taos, NM; Flagstaff, AZ; Tempe, AZ)
    • “Considering the strong public–art program, miles of hiking trails, and 310 annual days of sunshine, it's no wonder the locals don't boast. They're too busy living,” write Sunset's editors on their reasons for choosing Albuquerque.
  • Northwest: Tacoma, WA (runners up: Corvallis, OR; Sisters, OR; Spokane, WA)
    • Tacoma's revitalization “is years in the making” note Sunset editors, thanks in part to an influx of creative makers who are taking advantage of the city's industrial warehouses to create incubators and establish new businesses.

The roundup of “20 Game–Changers That Are Redefining the West” also features personal stories of local residents. Readers will also find compelling facts on each city including population, median home value, percentage of tree coverage, and number of farmers markets and parks.

“Every year, Sunset embarks on a search for the best places in the West. This year our search began by identifying maverick towns and cities beyond perennial centers of change such as Los Angeles and San Francisco,” explained Sunset Executive Editor Lauren Ladoceour. “Once we found the towns and cities investing in tomorrowland industries, community models, and ideas, we crunched the numbers, like census data, housing prices, and jobs, to determine value and livability. Our final step is to dig into the soul of a place by asking community leaders and families who've recently moved there: What makes your town the best?”

Interviews with Sunset editors and photography are available upon request. For more information, visit Sunset on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest

About Sunset

SUNSET ( is the defining lifestyle brand of the modern American West. Through magazines and books, events and experiences, and digital and social media, the iconic 120–year–old brand covers the region's top destinations, food and wine experiences, home and garden trends, and personalities. SUNSET engages and inspires an audience of more than 6.5 million educated, active and affluent consumers every month through its five regional print editions–Northern California, Southern California, Pacific Northwest, Southwest, and Mountain–as well as via all tablet devices and its website. In addition to its print and digital publications, SUNSET showcases the West's unique lifestyle and compelling destinations through its flagship events, established home programs, licensing partnerships, books and International Wine Competition.

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Thermador Delivers the Ultimate Entertainer's Experience at The 2018 New American Home(R) and The New American Remodel(TM)

IRVINE, CA—(Marketwired – January 02, 2018) –

  • The New American Home® and The New American Remodel™ are part of the official showcase homes of the International Builders' Show (IBS) and presented by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) during Design & Construction Week®
  • A versatile collection of Thermador products are featured throughout the homes, demonstrating extraordinary design, stunning craftsmanship and unlimited options for customization
  • The homes boast the latest in design trends, product innovations and smart technology to create an elevated everyday living experience

Thermador, the iconic American luxury home appliance brand, has been selected to deliver an exceptional entertainer's experience at The 2018 New American Home® and The New American Remodel™. An array of highly innovative Thermador cooking, cooling, cleaning and ventilation appliances are located throughout the home, chosen for their extraordinary design, stunning craftsmanship and virtually unlimited personalization possibilities. The New American Home® and The New American Remodel™ are part of the official showcase homes of the International Builders' Show (IBS) and presented by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). Designed to inspire the thousands of builders, designers and remodelers attending Design & Construction Week ®, the homes boast a versatile collection of Thermador appliances that empower luxury consumers to reach unimagined heights in the kitchen and beyond.

“Thermador empowers consumers to live exceptionally and transform their homes into a seamless continuation of their remarkable lifestyles,” said Beatriz Sandoval, Director of Brand Marketing for Thermador. “In The 2018 New American Home® and The New American Remodel™, Thermador creates an enhanced luxury experience with a comprehensive collection of extraordinary products that adapt to our consumers' most adventurous endeavors, encompassing their aspiration to make a bold statement both inside and outside of the kitchen.”

Because every exceptional culinary story begins and ends with dish care, Thermador luxury dishwashers are located in multiple areas throughout The New American Home®. As dishwashers have become ever more essential to entertaining, many consumers are introducing multiple units into their homes in areas where entertaining most often takes place. Similarly, The New American Home® boasts an array of refrigeration columns — including fresh food and freezer columns, wine columns, and under counter refrigeration — in the kitchen, bar, game room and upstairs loft areas. The kitchens from both show homes also feature a selection of Thermador cooking and ventilation products.

The New American Home® is a modern Tuscan style home that skillfully blends traditional and modern architecture to create a transitional design. The design–build team from Legacy Custom Built Homes used the latest in design trends, product innovations, smart home technology and green building techniques to create a sophisticated comfort for elevated everyday living. Likewise, The New American Remodel™ demonstrates the countless possibilities for a 1930s home that has been transformed using modern products and building techniques. The two–story, traditional style home maintains much of its original design, while the remodeling team from Farina & Sons, Inc. integrated a comprehensive renovation to enhance the home's beauty, comfort and efficiency, and design trends for today's lifestyle.

Key Thermador appliances in The New American Home® include:

  • Star–Sapphire™ Dishwasher: Perfect for the ultimate entertainer, Star–Sapphire features Star Speed®, the fastest wash cycle in the industry at 20 minutes, as well as industry–first Star Glow.
  • Masterpiece Series® Steam and Convection Oven: The ultimate culinary tool–the Steam and Convection Oven offers three cooking solutions–Steam, True Convection, and Steam and Convection.
  • 36″ Refrigeration Column: The new 36–inch column is the largest column in the Thermador collection, and offers interior customization options as well as new features such as Open Door Assist.
  • 24″ Freezer Column: Features a new bin design, theater lighting, and provides diamond ice that gives beverages signature flair.
  • Under Counter Double Drawer Refrigerator: Features three customizable cooling modes: a mode for every–day refrigerator items, pantry or cellar mode, and a bar mode for super–chilled beverages.

Key Thermador appliances in The New American Remodel™ include:

  • 60″ Pro Grand® Steam Range with Professional Grill & Griddle: With unmatched versatility and exceptional cooking prowess, the 60–Inch Pro Grand® Range is the ideal arsenal for the avid entertainer.
  • Star–Sapphire™ Dishwasher: Perfect for the ultimate entertainer, Star–Sapphire features Star Speed®, the fastest wash cycle in the industry at 20 minutes, as well as industry–first Star Glow.
  • 36″ Fresh Food and Freezer Columns: The new 36–inch column is the largest column in the Thermador collection, and offers interior customization options as well as new features such as Open Door Assist.
  • 24″ Wine Columns: Features UV glass and is equipped with three separate zones for precise temperature control — for up to 98 bottles of wine.
  • Built–In Fully Automatic Coffee Machine: This completely programmable coffeehouse–style machine is the ultimate luxury to start or end the day, preparing up to 10 different beverages — from a single shot espresso, to tea, to extra–large cappuccinos.

Registered 2018 IBS and KBIS attendees can tour The New American Home® and The New American Remodel™ daily during show hours via complimentary shuttle buses. Tickets are required and are available on–site to registered attendees by visiting The New American Home® and The New American Remodel™ booths in the IBS lobby — #W39 and #W38, respectively.

About Thermador

Born from the philosophy of never settling for the status quo, Thermador has redefined the kitchen for more than 100 years. The iconic line of cooking, cleaning, refrigeration and ventilation products remains committed to empowering Culinary Impressives with the tools they need to transform the kitchen into a seamless continuation of their exceptional lives. Throughout its history, Thermador has introduced innovative breakthroughs — from the world's first wall ovens and gas cooktops with the patented Star® Burner, to the Freedom® Induction Cooktop, the first full–surface induction appliance, as well as the Freedom® Collection, the first modular built–in fresh food, freezer and wine preservation columns.

Thermador is part of BSH Home Appliances Corporation, a fully owned subsidiary of BSH Hausgeräte GmbH, the largest manufacturer of home appliances in Europe and the second leading company in the industry worldwide. For more information, visit or follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram at:, @Thermador and @ThermadorHome, respectively.

Align Technology to Announce Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2017 Results on January 30, 2018

SAN JOSE, CA—(Marketwired – January 02, 2018) – Align Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALGN) announced today that the Company will report fourth quarter and fiscal year 2017 financial results on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 after the close of market. Financial results will be released at 4:00 p.m. ET (1:00 p.m. PT) and will be available on the Investor Relations section of the Company's website at

Following the press release, the Company will host a conference call to discuss its financial results. The conference call will begin at 4:30 p.m. ET (1:30 p.m. PT) and will also be available as an audio webcast live via the Internet. To access the webcast, please visit To access the conference call, please dial 201–689–8261 approximately fifteen minutes prior to the start of the call.

An archived audio webcast will be available beginning approximately one hour after the call's conclusion and will remain available for approximately 12 months. Additionally, a telephonic replay of the call can be accessed by dialing 877–660–6853 with conference number 13674959 followed by #. The replay must be accessed from international locations by dialing 201–612–7415 and using the same account and conference numbers referenced above. The telephonic replay will be available through 5:30 p.m. ET on February 13, 2018.

For planning purposes, Align Technology is also announcing tentative earnings release dates for fiscal 2018. The official earnings date for each quarter will be announced separately with the corresponding conference call information.

Fiscal Quarter Tentative Date

First quarter 2018 (Q1'18) Thursday, April 26, 2018

Second quarter 2018 (Q2'18) Thursday, July 26, 2018

Third quarter 2018 (Q3'18) Thursday, October 25, 2018

About Align Technology, Inc.

Align Technology designs and manufactures the Invisalign® system, the most advanced clear aligner system in the world, and iTero® intraoral scanners and services. Align's products help dental professionals achieve the clinical results they expect and deliver effective, cutting–edge dental options to their patients. Visit for more information.

For additional information about the Invisalign system or to find an Invisalign provider in your area, please visit For additional information about iTero digital scanning system, please visit

Mayflower Medicinals Receives Final Authorization to Begin Cannabis Cultivation and Production in Holliston, Massachusetts Facility

NEW YORK, NY and TORONTO, ON—(Marketwired – January 02, 2018) – iAnthus Capital Holdings, Inc. (“iAnthus” or “the Company”), (CSE: IAN) (CSE: IAN.CN) (CNSX: IAN) (OTCQB: ITHUF), which owns, operates, and partners with licensed cannabis operations throughout the United States, announced today that Mayflower Medicinals, Inc. (“Mayflower”) received its final certificate of registration (“FCR”) and certificate of occupancy (“CO”) from Massachusetts regulators and local officials on December 28, 2017 to begin cannabis cultivation and production operations at its facility in Holliston, Massachusetts. Mayflower is a non–profit Massachusetts corporation that has received two provisional licenses to operate Registered Marijuana Dispensaries (“RMDs”) in Massachusetts, with a third RMD application pending before the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (“DPH”).

The Company also announced the completion of its acquisition of 80% of Pilgrim Rock Management, LLC (“Pilgrim Rock”), the affiliated management and services company that will provide intellectual property licensing, professional and management services, real estate and equipment leasing, and certain other services to Mayflower, pursuant to a services agreement between Pilgrim Rock and Mayflower effective as of January 1, 2018. The transactions are described in more detail below.

With state–of–the–art cannabis cultivation, commercial kitchen, and processing capabilities, iAnthus believes that Mayflower's Holliston facility is one of the most advanced in the United States. The 36,000–square foot facility is outfitted with sophisticated automated systems including lighting, fertigation and environmental controls, which will enable high production levels and quality while reducing labor and operating costs. The Holliston cultivation facility is now fully ready to begin production after securing the FCR and CO. Mayflower has secured a significant inventory of cannabis clones to accelerate the production process and fill its nine grow rooms. These clones are expected to be planted within the first two weeks of January, 2018, and initial finished product is expected to be ready for market in June of 2018. Once fully operational, iAnthus expects Mayflower's cultivation and production facility to be capable of producing approximately 500 pounds of dried cannabis per month. Mayflower has begun discussions with in–state cultivators to acquire wholesale product that would potentially allow Mayflower to commence medical cannabis sales prior to its expected first harvest from the Holliston facility in June.

The Company further announced that construction of Mayflower's first retail dispensary, located in the Allston–Brighton neighborhood of Boston, is nearing completion and is slated to be ready for operations in Q2 2018. At the time of its opening, the dispensary is expected to be one of only two operating within Boston city limits. iAnthus expects to announce its second dispensary location, which has already been granted a provisional license, during Q1 2018, and is currently evaluating and negotiating locations for its expected third dispensary.

In addition to beginning medical cannabis sales, the Company expects adult cannabis use sales to commence in Massachusetts in Q3 of 2018. Massachusetts passed legislation in 2017 to implement adult use of marijuana, following a successful ballot initiative that was passed by the voters in November, 2016. Following the passage of draft regulations by the new Cannabis Control Commission in December, 2017, the adult use program appears to be on track to commence sales on July 1, 2018.

iAnthus completed the acquisition of 80% of Pilgrim Rock in a series of transactions that included the Company (i) acquiring for a nominal consideration the ownership interest of Randy Maslow, a related party who is an officer and director of the Company and (ii) contributing debt instruments the Company held from Pilgrim Rock and Mayflower in return for additional equity units that now provides iAnthus in total with an 80% ownership interest in Pilgrim Rock. In addition, the Company has announced that it has entered into a binding agreement with VSH PR, Inc., a Massachusetts corporation (“VSH”), that will permit the Company to acquire the remaining 20% of Pilgrim Rock from VSH upon Mayflower notifying VSH in writing of its intention to file an application for one or more adult use cannabis licenses. The consideration for the acquisition shall consist of VSH exchanging its interest in Pilgrim Rock in return for shares of iAnthus valued at US $4 million, at a price per share equal to the greater of (i) 90% of the 20–day volume weighted average trading price of iAnthus shares on the Canadian Securities Exchange immediately preceding the closing date or (ii) 85% of the closing price of iAnthus shares on the day immediately preceding the closing date.

Lastly, the Company also announced that its Chief Executive Officer, Hadley Ford, has joined the Mayflower Board of Directors, joining iAnthus President Randy Maslow and iAnthus Chief Development Officer John Henderson on the five–member Mayflower Board. Mr. Henderson also serves as Chief Executive Officer of Mayflower.

About iAnthus Capital Holdings, Inc.

iAnthus Capital Holdings, Inc. provides investors diversified exposure to best–in–class licensed cannabis cultivators, processors and dispensaries throughout the United States. Founded by entrepreneurs with decades of experience in operations, investment banking, corporate finance, law and health care services, iAnthus provides a unique combination of capital and hands–on operating and management expertise. The Company harnesses these skills to support operations across five states. For more information, visit

About Mayflower Medicinals, Inc.

Mayflower Medicinals is a “patient–first” non–profit healthcare organization, dedicated to providing the highest–quality medical cannabis products and services in a safe, secure and professionally managed environment in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Mayflower has received two provisional licenses to operate Registered Marijuana Dispensaries (“RMDs”), in Boston and a second undisclosed Massachusetts jurisdiction, and operates its cultivation center in Holliston, Massachusetts. Mayflower has a third application for an RMD license pending. Mayflower is affiliated with iAnthus Capital Management, LLC and Randy Maslow, Hadley Ford and John Henderson of iAnthus are members of the five–person Mayflower Board of Directors.

Forward Looking Statements

Statements in this news release that are forward–looking statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties concerning the specific factors disclosed here and elsewhere in iAnthus' periodic filings with Canadian securities regulators. When used in this news release, words such as “will, could, plan, estimate, expect, intend, may, potential, believe, should,” and similar expressions, are forward–looking statements.

Forward–looking statements may include, without limitation, statements including statements related to the cultivation, production and sale of cannabis by Mayflower Medicinals, Inc., the acquisition of Pilgrim Rock, LLC, and the expected commencement date of the adult use program in Massachusetts.

Although iAnthus has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from those contained in the forward–looking statements, there can be other factors that cause results, performance or achievements not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended, including, but not limited to: dependence on obtaining regulatory approvals; investing in target companies or projects which have limited or no operating history and are engaged in activities currently considered illegal under US Federal laws; change in laws; limited operating history; reliance on management; requirements for additional financing; competition; hindering market growth and state adoption due to inconsistent public opinion and perception of the medical–use and adult–use marijuana industry and; regulatory or political change.

There can be no assurance that such information will prove to be accurate or that management's expectations or estimates of future developments, circumstances or results will materialize. As a result of these risks and uncertainties, the results or events predicted in these forward–looking statements may differ materially from actual results or events.

Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward–looking statements. The forward–looking statements in this news release are made as of the date of this release. iAnthus disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise such information, except as required by applicable law, and iAnthus does not assume any liability for disclosure relating to any other company mentioned herein.

The Canadian Securities Exchange has not reviewed, approved or disapproved the content of this news release.