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Thursday, February 23, 2017

B.C. budget falls short on critical transit investment and climate action


VANCOUVER - February 22, 2017 (Investorideas.com Newswire) David Suzuki Foundation - The B.C. government has failed to prioritize badly needed transit infrastructure investment in its latest budget. Based on details provided, investment over the next three years will continue to fall short of what Metro Vancouver and the province need to build and maintain fast, effective public transit.
"Anticipated budget surpluses over the next three years are dwarfed by the growing costs of congestion in B.C.," said David Suzuki Foundation policy analyst Steve Kux. "Traffic congestion costs Metro Vancouver alone over $1 billion a year -- and that's expected to balloon to $2 billion by 2045. Failing to commit to increased investment in transit is a missed opportunity no matter how you look at it."
Kux emphasized that this is a critical moment for the province to follow the federal government's lead on infrastructure improvement.
In November 2016, the federal government committed to provide $25.3 billion for public transit infrastructure projects across the country over the next 11 years, including up to 50 per cent of funds needed for specific projects. However, to secure this investment, provincial and municipal governments have to cooperate to produce the remaining 50 per cent.
"The B.C. government has only committed to a fraction of the funding needed to achieve the needed transit improvements across Metro Vancouver, the province's most congested region," Kux said. "Instead of pledging a fair share of investment, the B.C. government has prioritized tax cuts that will benefit the wealthiest British Columbians most and give financial protections to polluting industries like liquefied natural gas. This lack of investment will lead to costly delays in improvements that are needed today."
In Breaking gridlock, the Foundation's 2016 report on B.C.'s transit investment deficit, Kux and Foundation science and policy director Ian Bruce found the government has underfunded transit since 2008. Eight years into the 12-year Provincial Transit Plan, only 23 per cent of the provincial contributions have been realized.
The budget also falls short on reducing carbon emissions. Although it provides a $40 million top-up to the Clean Energy Vehicle Program, it fails to strengthen the province's carbon tax and focuses more attention on financial incentives for fracked natural gas, which is a major contributor to climate change.
"The province continues to pin its hopes on LNG and new hydro projects at the expense of innovation and supporting job growth in areas like clean tech," Kux said. "Clean energy organizations are leaving this province, and we're falling behind the rest of the country and the world."
The Canadian Wind Energy Association shut down its B.C. operations last year, citing better opportunities in Alberta and Saskatchewan. Other low-carbon, job-creating industries could follow if B.C. does not commit to help transition the world off of fossil fuels.
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U.S. Jesuits, Red Cloud Indian School and St. Francis Mission Call Dakota Access Pipeline Decision "Morally Unacceptable"

Washington, D.C. - February 23, 2017 (Investorideas.com Newswire) The Jesuits of the U.S., together with the Red Cloud Indian School on the Pine Ridge Reservation and St. Francis Mission on the Rosebud Reservation, are deeply concerned by the recent decision of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers concerning the Dakota Access Pipeline. The decision to issue an easement allowing the pipeline to cross under the Missouri River north of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation is a direct response to President Trump's January 24 Presidential Memorandum urging the Army Corps to expedite the review and approval process.
Suspending the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) process previously ordered by the Obama Administration, which would have determined the safety, environmental and climate impacts of the pipeline and alternative route crossings, is morally unacceptable. It is particularly troubling given the Army Corps' previous determination that the pipeline crossing affects tribal treaty rights and that more study and consultation with tribes is required.
The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and the Missouri Tribal Nations have raised significant concerns about potential threats to their water supply and their legitimate rights as sovereign governments to be consulted and heard in the permitting process. Lake Oahe and the Missouri River provide drinking water for the tribe and surrounding regions and millions of people living downstream from the project.
Fr. Timothy Kesicki, S.J., president of the Jesuit Conference, the organization that represents the Jesuits in Canada and the U.S., said, "Jesuits have been working beside and ministering to native peoples for centuries. We stand in solidarity with native peoples in Standing Rock and around the world who are advocating for environmental and human rights in the face of extractive industry projects. Like Pope Francis, we recognize that water is a fundamental human right."
According to Robert Brave Heart Sr., executive vice president of Red Cloud Indian School on the Pine Ridge Res­ervation in South Dakota, "The DAPL poses a serious threat to the health and well-being of not only the Húnkpapȟa Lákȟota of Standing Rock and other native peoples, but millions of people who depend on the water of the Mníšoše (Missouri River) and the great Ȟaȟawakpa (Mississippi River) systems. This is just another example of the many countless acts of genocide, racism and injustices that the indigenous peoples of this continent have endured for the last 500 years. Despite that, we are still here and will continue to fight for our rights, freedom and dignity!"
Rodney Bordeaux, chief operations officer at St. Francis Mission on the Rosebud Reservation, said, "As with our ancestors, we must be steadfast, vigilant and proactive in our efforts to protect our rights. Standing Rock has given us worldwide exposure, and we must continue the momentum in a positive way, through prayer and the guidance it provides."
Fr. Kesicki added, "The injustice facing native people at the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation is emblematic of perennial concerns facing indigenous communities nationally and globally due to an economy of exclusion. As the Society of Jesus emphasized at our recent 36th General Congregation, 'The current economic system with its preda­tory orientation discards natural resources as well as people ... The direction of development must be altered if it is to be sustainable.' We must prioritize the needs of people over profit, promoting human dignity and care for creation and pursuing integral human development."
We invite people of good will, as well as members of Congress to call on the Administration to reverse this decision and we applaud those members of the House and Senate Natural Resources Committees who have done so.
https://www.wyden.senate.gov/download/?id=2DFAE89F-A6A6-49C5-8320-B1E7B2C02C75&download=1
Founded in 1540 by Saint Ignatius Loyola and his companions, the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) is the largest order of priests and brothers in the Roman Catholic Church. Jesuit priests and brothers are involved in educational, pastoral and spiritual ministries around the world, practicing a faith that promotes justice. In Canada and the United States, there are 30 Jesuit colleges and 80 pre-secondary and secondary schools with a shared goal of developing compe­tent, compassionate and committed leaders in the service of the Church and society. www.jesuits.org
Red Cloud Indian School, Inc. is a multifaceted, faith-based nonprofit impacting the families and children of the Oglala Lakota people of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in southwest South Dakota. Administered since 1888 by the Jesuits and the Lakota people, Red Cloud operates three schools (Red Cloud High School, Red Cloud Elemen­tary School, and Our Lady of Lourdes Elementary), with roughly 600 students on two campuses. Red Cloud also assists the Lakota Catholic churches spread across the roughly 5,000 square miles of the Reservation. Through The Heritage Center, Red Cloud invites the preservation and celebration of the artistic expression of Lakota and other Native American peoples. www.redcloudschool.org
St. Francis Mission, a nonprofit founded in 1886, is a ministry of the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) among the 26,000 Lakota (Sioux) people on the Rosebud Indian Reservation in south-central South Dakota. The purpose of the Mission is to re-evangelize Catholic Lakota people and bring the Gospel of Jesus to those who have not heard it. The Mission, which supports work in six parishes, the Icimani Ya Waste Recovery Center, the White River Recovery Center, Sapa Un Catholic Academy, the Religious Education Center in Rosebud, a dental clinic, the Buechel Memo­rial Lakota Museum, and KINI Radio 96.1 FM, respects the traditions of the Lakota people by collaborating with them to meet the spiritual, educational, social and physical needs of the community. www.sfmission.org


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Friday, February 10, 2017

#InvestorIdeas Adds #Marijuana/ #Hemp, #Biotech, #Renewables, #Tech & #Defense #Stocks to Directories

This Week’s Marijuana/ Hemp Stocks Added; $ADVT, $CHIF, $ESSI

Also added in Marijuana/Cannabis/Hemp: $GLAG, $NEWC, $MYHI, $SIPC, $VAPE

Biotech, Renewables, Tech & Defense Stocks also added to Investor Directories



Point Roberts, WA, Delta BC – February 10, 2017 – Investorideas.com, a global news source and investor resource covering actively traded sectors announces this week’s additions to its investor membership, including global stock directories in marijuana, biotech, renewables, tech and defense.

Investorideas.com tracks companies in high profile trading sectors and makes ongoing additions to its stock directories for each sector.  Listing for the stock directories include companies on the TSX, OTC, NYSE, NASDAQ and global stock exchanges.

Marijuana/Hemp companies added are involved in medical marijuana, a marijuana tech company, commercial hemp, CBD products, vaporization products and a company that provides a hemp infused beer called ‘Major Hemp Brown Ale’.

Biotech companies include Coherent, Inc. (NasdaqGS:COHR), one of the world’s leading providers of lasers, laser-based technologies and laser-based system solutions.  This company has also crossed over into our tech, defense and renewable (solar) stock lists. (see below).

Other biotech additions include companies involved in ophthalmology, including one that is helping people with visual prosthetics for the blind.  Also added are companies providing for patients suffering from PTSD, cancer and post surgical pain.

Our latest tech additions include the previously mentioned Coherent, Inc. (NasdaqGS:COHR), along with the Marijuana/Hemp listed stock Eco Science Solutions, Inc. (OTC:ESSI) which provide enterprise software to the alternative medicine and health and wellness sectors.  The company’s services also include localized communications between consumers and business operators, social networking with like-minded enthusiasts, rich educational content, e-commerce, and rapid delivery of products.

The newest defense companies include, along with Coherent, Inc. (NasdaqGS:COHR), Wesco Aircraft Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:WAIR), the world’s leading distributor and provider of comprehensive supply chain management services to the global aerospace industry.


New Marijuana Companies Added:
Advantis Corp (OTC:ADVT) develops products and works with developing companies to provide innovative healthcare products, holistic pain management solutions, and enhance the footprint in the evolving legal cannabis business. Advantis acquires ownership in developing companies that work within the nutraceutical and the alternative health care industries; consulting with these organizations to improve their product lines, expand their distribution channels through internal partnership agreements, and heighten brand value.

China Food & Beverage Company (OTC:CHIF) is a U.S. holding company whose strategy is the acquisition of companies in the medical cannabis industry, as well as the formation of joint venture partnerships and strategic alliances.

Eco Science Solutions, Inc. (OTC:ESSI) is a technology-focused Company based in Hawaii, targeting the multibillion-dollar health, wellness and alternative medicine industry. From enterprise software, to consumer applications for daily use, the Company develops technical solutions that empower enthusiasts in their pursuit and enjoyment of building eco-friendly businesses and living healthy lifestyles. Eco Science's core services span localized communications between consumers and business operators, social networking with like-minded enthusiasts, rich educational content, e-commerce, and rapid delivery of products, all catering to the health-and-wellness lifestyle.

Gala Global Inc (OTC:GLAG) is a publicly-traded company focused on the development and commercialization of cannabis derived products. The company is developing relationships with numerous groups within the cannabis and hemp industry as well as Indian Tribes looking to take advantage of the newly given opportunities by the federal government regarding cannabis on tribal lands. We are still in the process of developing a hemp fiber clothing line and a therapy line of nutraceutical CBD products. Gala Global, Inc., professional services group provides operational services and technologies that drive efficiencies in the medical and recreational cannabis market.

New Colombia Resources Inc (OTC:NEWC) is a two-pronged company with not only premium coking coal but medical marijuana operations, two of the hottest sectors in today's market. The Company has a joint venture in Colombia, Sannabis, producing medical marijuana products since 2014. New Colombia has hired a production company in Miami and teamed up with a retired World Series MVP to begin marketing some of these products in the U.S. where legal.

Mountain High Acquisitions Corp (OTC:MYHI) is a holding company focused on the commercial hemp and CBD products industries.  Our first acquisition in this sector is GreenLife BotaniX, Inc.

Sipp Industries Inc (OTC:SIPC) is a multifaceted corporation that specializes in technology, manufacturing and distribution of commercial and consumer products. Through its wholly owned subsidiary, Major Hemp, the Company provides high quality and competitively priced hemp based products, bulk hemp, CBD supply, co-packing and private labeling services, including “Major Hemp Brown Ale” brewed by Sleeping Giant Brewing of Colorado’

Vape Holdings Inc  (OTC:VAPE) focuses on designing, marketing, and distributing various vaporization products. The company offers medical and food grade ceramic products primarily under the HIVE Ceramics brand throughout North America, Europe and South America. HIVE offers a nonporous, non-corrosive, chemically inert ceramic vaporization element, which can be used for a range of applications, including stand-alone vaporization products and electronic cigarettes. The company is based in Agoura Hills, California.

New Biotech Companies Added:
Coherent, Inc. (NasdaqGS:COHR) is one of the world's leading providers of lasers, laser-based technologies and laser-based system solutions for scientific, commercial and industrial customers. Our common stock is listed on the Nasdaq Global Select Market and is part of the Russell 2000 and Standard & Poor's SmallCap 600 Index. Biotech

Presbia PLC (NasdaqGM: LENS) is an ophthalmic device company that has developed and is currently marketing the presbyopia-correcting Presbia Flexivue Microlens™, a miniature lens that is implanted in a corneal pocket created by a femtosecond laser. The Presbia Flexivue Microlens™ has received a CE mark for the European Economic Area, allowing the lens to be marketed in over 30 countries across Europe. A staged pivotal U.S. clinical trial for the Presbia Flexivue Microlens™ commenced in 2014.

Second Sight Medical Products, Inc. (NasdaqCM: EYES) mission is to develop, manufacture and market innovative implantable visual prosthetics to enable blind individuals to achieve greater independence. Second Sight has developed and manufactures the Argus II Retinal Prosthesis System. Second Sight is currently underway in a trial to test the safety and utility of the Argus II in individuals with Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration. Second Sight is also developing the Orion™ | Visual Cortical Prosthesis to restore some vision to individuals who are blind due to causes other than preventable or treatable conditions. U.S. Headquarters are in Sylmar, California, and European Headquarters are in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Recro Pharma, Inc. (NasdaqCM: REPH) is a revenue-generating, specialty pharmaceutical company primarily focused on developing innovative products for hospitals and ambulatory care settings. The Company’s lead product candidate, injectable meloxicam, is a proprietary injectable form of meloxicam, a long-acting preferential COX-2 inhibitor that has successfully completed four Phase II clinical trials in the treatment of moderate to severe postoperative pain, and two pivotal Phase III clinical trials in patients following bunionectomy and abdominoplasty surgeries. As injectable meloxicam is not in the opioid class of drugs, the Company believes it will overcome many of the issues associated with commonly prescribed opioid therapeutics, including addiction, misuse\diversion, respiratory distress and constipation while maintaining analgesic, or pain relieving, effect.  In addition to developing proprietary drug candidates, Recro, through its subsidiary, Recro Gainesville LLC, leverages its formulation expertise to develop and manufacture pharmaceutical products using its proprietary delivery technologies for commercial partners who commercialize or plan to commercialize these products. These collaborations result in revenue streams including royalties, profit sharing, research and development and manufacturing, which support continued operations for Recro Gainesville as well as the Company’s research and development of proprietary product candidates.

Tonix Pharmaceuticals Holding Corp. (NasdaqGM: TNXP) is developing innovative pharmaceutical products to address current and emerging public health challenges, with two programs focusing on PTSD. TNX-102 SL is ready to start Phase 3 clinical trials and TNX-601 is in pre-IND stage of development. PTSD is a serious condition characterized by chronic disability, inadequate treatment options especially for military-related PTSD and overall high utilization of healthcare services creating significant economic burden. TNX-102 SL was recently granted Breakthrough Therapy designation by the FDA for the treatment of PTSD. Other development efforts include TNX-601, an IND drug candidate designed for daytime use for the treatment of PTSD, and TNX-801, a potential smallpox-preventing vaccine.

VBL Therapeutics (NasdaqGM: VBLT) Vascular Biogenics Ltd., operating as VBL Therapeutics, is a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of first-in-class treatments for cancer. The Company’s lead oncology product candidate, ofranergene obadenovec (VB-111), is a first-in-class, targeted anti-cancer gene-therapy agent that is positioned to treat a wide range of solid tumors. It is conveniently administered as an IV infusion once every two months. It has been observed to be well-tolerated in >200 cancer patients and we have observed its efficacy signals in an “all comers” Phase 1 trial as well as in three tumor-specific Phase 2 studies. Ofranergene obadenovec is currently being studied in a Phase 3 pivotal trial for recurrent Glioblastoma, conducted under an FDA Special Protocol Assessment (SPA).

New Renewable Companies Added:
Coherent, Inc. (NasdaqGS:COHR) is one of the world's leading providers of lasers, laser-based technologies and laser-based system solutions for scientific, commercial and industrial customers. Our common stock is listed on the Nasdaq Global Select Market and is part of the Russell 2000 and Standard & Poor's SmallCap 600 Index. Solar

New Tech Companies Added:
Coherent, Inc. (NasdaqGS:COHR) is one of the world's leading providers of lasers, laser-based technologies and laser-based system solutions for scientific, commercial and industrial customers. Our common stock is listed on the Nasdaq Global Select Market and is part of the Russell 2000 and Standard & Poor's SmallCap 600 Index. Solar

Eco Science Solutions, Inc. (OTC:ESSI) is a technology-focused Company based in Hawaii, targeting the multibillion-dollar health, wellness and alternative medicine industry. From enterprise software, to consumer applications for daily use, the Company develops technical solutions that empower enthusiasts in their pursuit and enjoyment of building eco-friendly businesses and living healthy lifestyles. Eco Science's core services span localized communications between consumers and business operators, social networking with like-minded enthusiasts, rich educational content, e-commerce, and rapid delivery of products, all catering to the health-and-wellness lifestyle.

New Defense Companies Added:
Coherent, Inc. (NasdaqGS:COHR) is one of the world's leading providers of lasers, laser-based technologies and laser-based system solutions for scientific, commercial and industrial customers. Our common stock is listed on the Nasdaq Global Select Market and is part of the Russell 2000 and Standard & Poor's SmallCap 600 Index. Defense

Wesco Aircraft Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:WAIR) is the world’s leading distributor and provider of comprehensive supply chain management services to the global aerospace industry, based on annual sales. The company’s services range from traditional distribution to the management of supplier relationships, quality assurance, kitting, just-in-time delivery and point-of-use inventory management. The company believes it offers one of the world’s broadest portfolios of aerospace products, including chemical, electrical and C-class hardware and comprised of more than 565,000 active SKUs.

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