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Baselode Energy begins 1500 metre drill program at Bear Uranium project in Athabasca Basin

Baselode Energy Corp

Baselode Energy CEO James Sykes joined Steve Darling from Proactive to provide updates on the Bear uranium projects located in the Athabasca Basin in northern Saskatchewan. Sykes outlined the company's plans for the upcoming drill program, emphasizing the strategic targeting of multiple areas within the project. The Bear drill program is slated for 1,500 meters, with 6 to 8 drill holes strategically targeting 3 to 4 different areas of interest. Sykes noted that the field crew has already commenced logistical support for the Bear project, with the drill crew scheduled to be on-site within two weeks. Notably, the use of helicopter support for the program aims to expedite drill targeting while minimizing environmental impact on the ground. Baselode Energy has obtained all necessary permits to proceed with the program, ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements. In addition to the drill program, Sykes highlighted the completion of a low altitude, high-resolution airborne radiometric and magnetic survey on the Bear project in March. While final results are pending, the company expects to receive them prior to the commencement of the drill program, providing valuable insights for targeting and exploration planning. Sykes also provided updates on the Catharsis Project, where a total of 11 drill holes were completed for 2,837 meters, covering six different target areas. Encouraging signs of hydrothermal alteration and structures were identified in two additional target areas, indicating potential mineralization. Baselode Energy plans to release a detailed news release once all assay results have been received and interpreted. Furthermore, a low altitude, high-resolution airborne radiometric and magnetic survey was completed on the Catharsis Project in April, complementing the exploration efforts and providing additional geological data for analysis. Overall, Baselode Energy remains committed to advancing its exploration projects in the Athabasca Basin and leveraging innovative techniques to identify and delineate high-potential mineralization targets. Stay tuned for further updates as the company continues to progress its exploration initiatives and unlock the full potential of its projects. Contact Details Proactive United States +1 347-449-0879 action@proactiveinvestors.com

April 18, 2024 01:24 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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Nextech3D.ai upgrades platform with new offering of 3D Model-AI Photo Rendering Services

Nextech3D.AI

Nextech3D.ai CEO Evan Gappelberg joined Steve Darling from Proactive to unveil an exciting new addition to the company's offerings: Digital Photography and dynamic product visuals as part of its 3D model solutions. This enhancement means that every 3D model created by Nextech3D.ai will now be accompanied by stunning 2K, 4K, or even 8K photos, catering to the needs of its ecommerce customers. Gappelberg explained to Proactive that this innovative AI tool is poised to drive significant revenue for the company. With each product listed for sale on an ecommerce platform requiring a minimum of six 2D photos, Nextech3D.ai is well-positioned to capitalize on the growing demand for high-resolution images while simultaneously enhancing the value proposition of its 3D modeling business. The company has already secured agreements with 10 existing customers for its digital photography offering, representing over 6000 high-quality digital photos. This offering will be available both as part of a comprehensive 3D model bundle and as a standalone product, catering to clients who already possess a 3D model and those seeking to tap into the ecommerce imagery market. Nextech3D.ai's analysis indicates that creating and rendering 3D models is more cost-effective than traditional product photography, particularly for items that are expensive to produce or challenging to photograph in real-life settings. With 3D models, products can be easily manipulated and rendered from various angles without the need for physical prototypes or multiple photoshoots, offering unparalleled flexibility and efficiency. As Nextech3D.ai continues to innovate and expand its suite of offerings, investors can anticipate further growth and market penetration in the burgeoning field of ecommerce visualization solutions. With its unique combination of cutting-edge technology and customer-centric approach, Nextech3D.ai is poised to revolutionize the way products are showcased and sold online. Stay tuned for more updates as the company continues to push the boundaries of ecommerce imaging technology. Contact Details Proactive United States +1 347-449-0879 action@proactiveinvestors.com

April 18, 2024 12:39 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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Vicinity Motors promotes Brent Phillips to President as company drives strategic initiatives

Vicinity Motor Corp.

Vicinity Motors President Brent Phillips joined Steve Darling from Proactive to discuss his recent appointment and his vision for the company's future. With over 30 years of experience in the commercial transportation field, including leadership roles in distribution and manufacturing, Phillips brings a wealth of expertise to his new position. Phillips's extensive background includes serving as General Manager at Alliance Bus Group, a prominent bus distributor, where he played a key role in driving operational excellence and sales growth. Prior to that, he served as Vice President of Sales, Commercial Bus Group at REV Group, overseeing multiple brands and distribution channels across two manufacturing facilities. In his new role as President of Vicinity Motors, Phillips will spearhead the sales, assembly, procurement, and engineering teams, while also providing clear direction for the company's sales and operations programs. His strategic focus will include bringing production of the Vicinity Lightning electric bus to Ferndale, WA, as well as enhancing the company's existing VMC 1200 Dealer network across Canada. One of Phillips's key initiatives will be to ensure that fleets have access to Canada's only purpose-built, fully-electric work truck through the VMC 1200 Dealer network. Additionally, he will focus on providing Dealers with the necessary support for vehicle sales and service, as well as launching a strategic network of VMC 1200 Dealers across the U.S. With Phillips at the helm, Vicinity Motors is poised for growth and expansion as it continues to innovate and lead in the electric vehicle market. His leadership and strategic vision will drive the company forward as it strives to deliver cutting-edge transportation solutions to customers across North America. Stay tuned for further updates as Vicinity Motors continues to make strides under Phillips's leadership. Contact Details Proactive North America Proactive North America +1 604-688-8158 NA-editorial@proactiveinvestors.com

April 18, 2024 12:30 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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Downtown’s Neighbouring Rights division announces raft of cross-company signings, including Academy Award-nominated artist, ANOHNI

Downtown Music Holdings

Downtown Neighbouring Rights (DNR) has announced a wealth of new signings and cross-company partnerships across the division, including international deals with acclaimed singer-songwriter, ANOHNI, Position Music and TH3RD BRAIN Records. As part of the international neighbouring rights agreement announced today, DNR will represent ANOHNI’s entire catalog, including the acclaimed songwriter’s Academy Award-nominated song, ‘Manta Ray’, Mercury Prize-winning album, ‘I Am a Bird Now’ and her highly anticipated 2023 album, ‘My Back Was a Bridge for You to Cross’, voted Album of The Year 2023 by The New Yorker. British-born singer, songwriter and visual artist, ANOHNI has established a critically acclaimed career as both a solo artist and lead singer of the band ANOHNI and the Johnsons. The ensemble’s album, ‘I Am a Bird Now’ featured guest performances from heavyweights including Lou Reed, Boy George and Rufus Wainwright, and earnt the Mercury Prize for Album of the Year in 2005. ANOHNI has been a Downtown Music Publishing client since 2022, the news of her partnership with Downtown Neighbouring Rights comes shortly after the announcement of her first European tour with the Johnsons since 2010. Award-winning artist, ANOHNI comments, ‘Neighbouring Rights are an important and often unconsidered source of income for artists. I chose to partner with Downtown internationally to represent both my publishing and my neighbouring rights because I liked their roster, and I appreciated the warmth of their approach to me as an artist.’ Downtown continues to build a global, unified ecosystem for independent creators and music businesses to monetize, distribute, publish and market their music, with many clients opting into additional services across the group’s holistic suite. Downtown Neighbouring Rights has also entered into an international agreement with powerhouse publisher and label, Position Music, home to Welshly Arms, 2WEI, Ryan Oakes and more. Position Music are experts in licensing and synchronization, placing music across thousands of Advertising, Trailer, Film, TV, and Video Game projects and contributing to some of the most popular works of the past two decades. More recently, the company has focused efforts on building out its expanding label division, with Position Music ramping up frontline label activities and signing a raft of artists including Kyle Dion, Elohim, NoMBe, Kid Bloom, and others. US-based independent label, TH3RD BRAIN Records - home to artists like Emmit Fenn and Brazilian producer, Zerb whose single ‘Mwaki’ hit number one on Spotify’s Viral 50 Global and #2 on Global Shazam charts - is a client of both Downtown-owned, distributor FUGA and royalty accounting platform Curve. Downtown Neighbouring Rights today announces the label has also signed an international rights agreement with the company across its prolific catalog affirming Downtown’s strategy to add value to clients across its wide spectrum of services Dean Francis, General Manager of Downtown Neighbouring Rights comments, ‘Downtown Neighbouring Rights has had a great start to 2024 and continues to sign exceptional global talent that serve as a testament to our expertise and offering. We’re proud to represent acclaimed artists such as ANOHNI and collect on behalf of forward-thinking labels like Position Music and Th3rd Brain. This all forms part of the global ecosystem at Downtown which ensures artists and creators at all levels are supported and empowered through its multitude of services.’ About Downtown Music Holdings & Downtown Neighbouring Rights Downtown is the world's leading music services company with over 2 million clients from 145 countries representing a catalog of over 38 million music assets in a wide variety of genres and languages. Downtown's technology and service offerings support creators and businesses in all facets of the music industry including music creation, distribution, publishing, marketing, royalty collection, financing, accounting and payment services. Powered by FUGA’s end-to-end technology, Downtown Neighbouring Rights offers a bespoke, client-centric offering to a wide-range of artists and labels from in-house experts with more than thirty years of experience. Downtown Neighbouring Rights clients include Justin Bieber, One Republic, Jon Batiste, Sub Pop Records, Lindsey Buckingham and the Estate of Ella Fitzgerald, Miles Davis and Meat Loaf. Contact Details Kite Hill PR +1 856-313-5532 downtownmusic@kitehillpr.com Company Website https://www.downtownmusic.com/

April 18, 2024 10:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Wormhole Foundation Awards Contributor Grant to Supranational for Wormhole ZK Hardware Acceleration

Wormhole Foundation

Wormhole Foundation, steward of the Wormhole interoperability platform, today announced the awarding of a Contributor Grant to Supranational, a renowned innovator in hardware-accelerated cryptography. The collaboration between Supranational and Wormhole contributors aims to enhance the Wormhole protocol's efficiency and security through ZKP hardware acceleration. This partnership focuses on reducing time and costs associated with creating 'light-client' proofs, crucial for trustless transfers between blockchains. Supranational will leverage its CPU and GPU acceleration expertise to minimize proof generation latency, enhancing Wormhole ZK's cross-chain interactions. “We're excited to team up with Supranational to continue increasing security and trustlessness in the Wormhole platform,” said Dan Reecer, Wormhole Foundation Co-Founder & Chief Operating Officer. “By accelerating zero-knowledge proofs through hardware, we're not only boosting efficiency and security but also laying the groundwork for faster scaling to support more blockchain connections for Wormhole.” Supranational designs and develops hardware-accelerated cryptography for verifiable and confidential computing. The team has decades of experience in algorithmic optimization, and their work spans across CPU, GPU, FPGA, and ASIC computing platforms. In particular, the team is focused on developing open source, permissively-licensed, and production-grade cryptographic libraries. One of the most well-known examples of these libraries is blst, a high-performance and high-assurance implementation of BLS signatures. This library is currently used by blockchain networks, including Ethereum, Optimism, Aptos, Sui, and more. Blockchain protocols leverage this library to help them securely scale their consensus protocols and the library currently helps to secure over $100B of assets. In addition to their work on the cryptography powering consensus and asset management, Supranational also develops hardware acceleration for emerging cryptographic techniques such as zero-knowledge proofs (ZKPs). For example, their open source library, sppark, is used to accelerate the core primitives of SNARKs and STARKs with high-performance GPU implementations. This library is currently used by the Filecoin protocol and helps to generate over 75% of the ZKPs in the blockchain space. In addition to Filecoin, the library is also used by other leading verifiable and privacy preserving protocols such as Aleo, Risc0, and more. About Wormhole Foundation Wormhole Foundation is the steward of Wormhole - the world’s first generalized messaging protocol. Our mission is to empower passionate people in the research and development of blockchain interoperability technologies. Through grants, research, and ecosystem programs, we seek to enable teams to build secure, open-source, and decentralized products within the Wormhole ecosystem. If you’re interested in helping achieve our mission, contact us at hello@wormhole.foundation. About Supranational Supranational designs and develops hardware accelerated cryptography for verifiable and confidential computing. The team has decades of experience in algorithmic optimization across CPU, GPU, FPGA, and ASIC platforms. Accelerated cryptography developed by Supranational is currently in production in blockchain networks such as Ethereum, Optimism, Filecoin, Aptos, Sui, Chia, and more. For more information, visit https://www.supranational.net/ or e-mail hello@supranational.net. Contact Details Wahaj Khan +1 630-935-7684 wahaj@dittopr.co Company Website https://wormhole.com/

April 18, 2024 10:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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FPX Nickel secures key expansion to alliance with Japan Organization for Metals and Energy Security

FPX Nickel Corp

FPX Nickel CEO Martin Turenne joined Steve Darling from Proactive to announce an expansion of the company's Global Generative Alliance program with the Japan Organization for Metals and Energy Security (JOGMEC). Building on the progress achieved in Year One and the positive momentum generated thus far, FPX and JOGMEC have agreed to an expanded budget for Year Two of the program. Turenne elaborated on the developments, emphasizing that the program will continue to focus on the global identification and acquisition of high-quality awaruite nickel properties akin to the company's flagship Baptiste Nickel Project in central British Columbia. Under the expanded Year Two budget, the alliance's financial resources will increase from the initially planned $650,000 to $1,500,000. This significant boost in funding reflects the continued commitment of both FPX and JOGMEC to advancing the exploration and acquisition efforts in pursuit of strategic mineral assets. The ongoing evaluations, spanning five international jurisdictions and three Canadian provinces, remain on track to define Designated Projects that will be joint ventured by FPX and JOGMEC starting in Year Two. Notably, the alliance has already staked approximately 120 km2 of prospective ground in British Columbia, underscoring the company's proactive approach to securing promising mineral tenure. Looking ahead, FPX Nickel is strategically positioning itself for additional mineral tenure acquisitions within British Columbia, as well as in other regions across Canada and internationally. These efforts align with the company's overarching objective of identifying and advancing high-potential projects that complement its existing portfolio. As the Generative Alliance program continues to progress, FPX Nickel remains committed to leveraging its partnership with JOGMEC to drive exploration success and unlock value for shareholders. With a strategic focus on securing promising mineral assets and advancing exploration initiatives, FPX Nickel is well-positioned for continued growth and success in the dynamic nickel market. Stay tuned for further updates as the company executes its strategic initiatives and pursues its vision of becoming a leading player in the nickel industry. Contact Details Proactive Canada +1 604-688-8158 action@proactiveinvestors.com

April 18, 2024 09:45 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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BioHarvest Sciences secures new state of the art 80,0000 square foot manufacturing facility

BioHarvest Sciences Inc

BioHarvest Sciences CEO Ilan Sobel joined Steve Darling from Proactive to to unveil two significant agreements that mark a transformative milestone for the company: an equipment purchase agreement for 12 state-of-the-art GMP clean rooms and a long-term lease agreement for a new 80,000 square foot facility in Yavne, Israel. Sobel elaborated on the exciting developments, highlighting that the new facility represents a major expansion for BioHarvest Sciences. Equipped with industry-leading clean rooms, as well as fully built-out laboratory space and offices, the facility is poised to support the company's ambitious growth plans. Notably, it also provides the necessary infrastructure to accommodate the anticipated expansion of the Contract Development and Manufacturing Organization (CDMO) Business Unit. The strategic significance of this transaction lies in its immediate access to cutting-edge clean rooms and laboratories, essential for meeting the evolving needs of both the Products Business Unit and CDMO customers. Furthermore, the facility boasts ample additional space, enabling the construction of a new 50-ton manufacturing facility slated for operation in the second half of 2025. This facility will incorporate upgraded equipment and technologies, representing the second generation of the Botanical Synthesis manufacturing process. These enhancements are designed to optimize production yields and efficiencies, further solidifying BioHarvest Sciences' position as a leader in botanical synthesis technology. Sobel emphasized that the relocation of Research & Development and corporate administrative offices to the new BioHarvest Campus is imminent, expected to be completed within the next 6-9 months. This consolidation of operations underscores BioHarvest Sciences' commitment to streamlining its operations and fostering collaboration across its various business units. As BioHarvest Sciences embarks on this exciting new chapter of growth and expansion, Sobel expressed confidence in the company's ability to capitalize on the vast opportunities that lie ahead. With its state-of-the-art facilities and cutting-edge technologies, BioHarvest Sciences is poised to drive innovation and deliver value to its customers and stakeholders alike. Stay tuned for further updates as the company continues to forge ahead on its journey of growth and success. Contact Details Proactive North America +1 604-688-8158 NA-editorial@proactiveinvestors.com

April 18, 2024 09:43 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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First Phosphate announces former U.S. Department of Commerce Director joins Advisory Board

First Phosphate Corp

First Phosphate Corp CEO John Passalacqua and news Advisory Board member Gary Stanley joined Steve Darling from Proactive to announce an exciting development: the appointment of Stanley to the company's advisory board. With over 40 years of experience with the U.S. Department of Commerce in Washington, DC, Stanley brings a wealth of expertise and insight to First Phosphate Corp's strategic endeavors. Throughout his illustrious career, Stanley has served under every U.S. President from Ronald Reagan to Joe Biden, leveraging his extensive experience to collaborate with both public and private sector stakeholders. His efforts have been instrumental in strengthening American supply chains and enhancing U.S. global competitiveness across critical minerals, metals, chemicals, and other materials industries. Passalacqua highlighted Stanley's pivotal role as the lead author of the 2019 US Federal Critical Minerals Strategy, a seminal document that laid the groundwork for the U.S. Government's critical mineral supply chain prerogatives. This landmark initiative not only shaped policy frameworks but also catalyzed collaborative efforts between the United States and its allies, including the creation of the 2019 USA-Canada Critical Minerals Working Group. Under Stanley's leadership, this working group has played a pivotal role in advancing numerous critical minerals projects involving American and Canadian companies, fostering cooperation and innovation within the sector. His appointment to First Phosphate Corp's advisory board signifies a strategic alignment aimed at leveraging his unparalleled expertise to drive the company's growth and success in the burgeoning critical minerals landscape. As First Phosphate Corp continues to pursue its strategic objectives and navigate the dynamic regulatory and market landscape, Stanley's guidance and insights will prove invaluable. With his wealth of experience and deep understanding of critical minerals issues, Stanley is poised to make a significant contribution to the company's mission of unlocking value and driving innovation in the critical minerals sector. Stay tuned for further updates as First Phosphate Corp leverages Stanley's expertise to chart a course for sustained success and leadership in the industry. Contact Details Proactive Investors +1 604-688-8158 na-editorial@proactiveinvestors.com

April 18, 2024 09:40 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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GinsGlobal CEO highlights unique investment approach amidst evolving tech landscape

HANetf

Anthony Ginsberg, CEO of GinsGlobal Index Fund joined Steve Darling from Proactive to provide an overview and update on the Tech Megatrend ETF. Ginsberg delved into the fund's global scope and strategic approach, highlighting its distinctive characteristics and investment strategy. The Tech Megatrend ETF stands out for its global footprint, encompassing a diverse technology benchmark with approximately 60% exposure to the US market and significant allocations to Japan, China, and Europe. Unlike the NASDAQ, which is heavily concentrated in a few large tech companies, the GinsGlobal Index Fund adopts an equally weighted approach across its 120 holdings, with no single holding typically exceeding 2%. This strategy allows the fund to capture a broad range of technology sub-themes, including digital entertainment, social media, blockchain, electric vehicles, cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, and robotics. Ginsberg underscored the fund's favorable price-to-earnings ratio, currently hovering around 18 times, indicating that its stocks are not overvalued compared to certain market segments. He also highlighted the potential for expansion beyond mega-cap companies, buoyed by positive economic indicators in the US and the possibility of lower interest rates, which could bode well for mid and small-cap stocks. Regarding acquisition trends, Ginsberg noted the active involvement of both large and mid-sized companies in mergers and acquisitions, with mid-sized firms representing attractive targets that do not trigger antitrust concerns. He also discussed the potential impact of a strong dollar and the US government's initiatives aimed at reducing reliance on foreign technology, which could bolster North America's competitiveness and stimulate onshoring trends. In conclusion, Ginsberg's insights shed light on the dynamic landscape of the technology sector and the strategic positioning of the Tech Megatrend ETF within it. As the fund continues to navigate market trends and capitalize on emerging opportunities, investors can expect to benefit from its diversified portfolio and forward-looking investment approach. Stay tuned for further updates as GinsGlobal Index Fund continues to drive innovation and growth in the technology space. Contact Details Proactive United States +1 347-449-0879 action@proactiveinvestors.com

April 18, 2024 09:38 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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