Softil Predicts MCC Solutions and Services Will Finally Be Deployed to First Responders in 2019

Sagi Subocki, Softil’s Vice President, Products and Marketing

First Responder MCX deployments, dawn of “10,000 foot” view dispatch controls, dual-mode LMR/MCPTT devices, private LTE towers and much more

Softil sees 2019 as the year when MCC solutions and services finally get into the hands of First Responders be they the armed forces, police, ambulance or other emergency service groups”

— Sagi Subocki, Softil’s Vice President, Products and Marketing

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL, December 13, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Leading IP communications enabler Softil today releases its Outlook 2019 for the Mission Critical Communications industry. For Softil, enabling Mission Critical Communications (MCC or MCX)) will be its fundamental mission for the year ahead accelerating the transition to 21st century technologies for people whose jobs help and save the lives of others.

“Softil sees 2019 as the year when MCC solutions and services finally get into the hands of First Responders be they the armed forces, police, ambulance or other emergency service groups, as well as professional radio users in the fields of transportation and mining among others,” says Sagi Subocki, Softil’s Vice President, Products and Marketing. “The year will see First Responders and professional radio users becoming better supported in their tasks through the applied use of technology.”

First MCPTT deployments by First Responders

The year 2019 will see First Responders begin supplementing the humble radio so trusted by multiple generations of firefighters, police officers and emergency workers over the years with smartphones. At first, these might also be dual-mode devices, combining LMR and LTE capabilities. Once smartphones become commonplace in MCC, all will be able to work faster and better.

Immediate future belongs to dual-mode LMR/MCPTT devices

It is nice to envision how new generation of the technology replaces the old generation in a blink of an eye – just like you see in the movies. This is not how it happens in real life – the old and new must peacefully coexist for a while. Moreover, they do not just coexist, but rather interwork. The emergency worker’s device is not an interworking appliance, but instead, it can simply allow users to be connected to both worlds – simultaneously. We should see LMR devices being extended with MCPTT capabilities first before full-blown MCX devices completely replacing them. Softil predicts that quite a few dual-mode radios will appear on the market during 2019.

Mission Critical Communications for Trains will continue to advance

Mission Critical Communications for trains, commonly referred to as LTE-R, are already deployed, but on a limited scale. Today, South Korea is leading the railway world with new MCC LTE-R terminals deployed on its high speed rail networks. However, as the standards for MCC for Railroads are in the final stages with 3GPP Release 15 providing the base, and Release 16 defining the necessary changes in architecture, Softil expects many more LTE-R trials and deployments over the next 2-3 years – especially as GSM-R (old communication technology for trains) will sunset in 2025.

Managing MCC through Dispatch Consoles

The Dispatch Console is a critical element of emergency communications – someone has to have a “10,000 foot view” of everything happening with First Responders in real time to coordinate all activities. This is where the dispatch console operator comes into play. As MCC over LTE trickles onto the front line in 2019, dispatch consoles will manage video streams, video communication, chats and more. The console will become the critical element in the interconnection of the LMR and MCX worlds and be in service before the end of 2019.

First MCC Recording solutions

It is essential to keep track of what is happening on the front line – we need to create records of all the activities of emergency workers at all times. In the past, voice and some unassociated videos were recorded, but in the new MCX world, there is a mass of data that needs to be recorded and archived. This spans audio, video, chat, location and much more from a vast array of supplementary data from “Life-saving things”, commonly known as IoT devices. The industry will see the first recording solutions appearing in 2019 as they are critical for the overall MCS umbrella.

Private LTE becomes key to advancements in MCC for Mining

In the mining industry, communication is a key element of the ecosystem and on a par with all the sophisticated machinery and tools in use. MCC over LTE new communication capabilities, such as video, chat and file exchange, offer great advantages to miners over the traditional radio. However, common LTE towers cannot provide reliable connectivity inside mines and such deployments will require private LTE. Softil expects pilot Private LTE with MCS (Mission Critical Services) setups to go into trials in 2019, with full-scale deployments in 2020/2021.

The impact of 5G on MCC will become noticeable

5G developments are advancing quickly, driven by the insatiable appetite for speed, bandwidth and full QoS/QoE spectrum of humans and machines alike. Core 5G trials are already under way around the world, but that doesn’t affect MCX at the moment. However, Softil expects to see some alignment of MCX technologies with 5G networks and architectures in the next 3GPP Release 16 (due December, 2019) and further enhancements in Release 17. The year 2021 will most likely will be the year when MCX will commercially start running on top of 5G, offering greater speeds and capabilities.

First chipsets implementing ProSe will appear, first trials of D2D

ProSe is the 3GPP standard for direct, or so-called Device-to-Device communications. This is essential for MCC as it is always possible that in the course of emergency operations, the macro network will become unreachable. In this event, First Responders must still be able to communicate with each other, so this is a critical need to make daily use of MCX over LTE possible. The year 2019 might be the year when ProSe begins its journey. However, thanks to dual-mode devices, LMR will still be there for device-to-device communications.

Voice Controls for First Responder devices will make their debut
Voice controls are not new – Siri and Alexa have been helping with everyday tasks for several years now, but as First Responder smartphones appear, Softil expects that voice controls will be elevated to the next level of importance in 2019 with commands such as “alert all my group members,” “show me the map,” “start recording my video,” and “switch my primary camera” becoming commonplace – all while wearing gloves.

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Durango Welcomes Melanie Mackay, P. Geo to its Board of Directors

Durango Resources Inc. (TSX:DGO)

Melanie brings geological expertise with both provincial and federal government experience which will be useful for advancing our Mayner’s Fortune project in northern B.C.”

— Marcy Kiesman, CEO

VANCOUVER, BC, CANADA, December 13, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Vancouver, BC / December 13, 2018 – Durango Resources Inc. (TSX.V-DGO) (OTCQB-ATOXF) (Frankfurt – 86A1), (the “Company” or “Durango”) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mrs. Melanie Mackay, P.Geo to its board of directors.

Mrs. Mackay is a Canadian-born professional geoscientist, with First Nations heritage, specializing in all aspects of coal and metal projects, in both junior and senior mining companies. Mrs. Mackay’s expertise is in evaluation, modelling, feasibility and forecasting mine specific projects. She obtained her BSF Forest Resources Management degree in 1998 from the University of British Columbia (“UBC”), followed by an Honours B.Sc. Geological Sciences degree from UBC. Her affiliations include the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of B.C., ISO-Canadian Advisory Committee member and the Canadian Carbonization Research Association.

Mrs. Mackay is President of the Western Canadian Coal Society which is a non-profit organization directed by volunteers from mining, exploration and research organizations providing a technical networking group for professionals. She was appointed by the Minister of Transportation, with approval from the Governor in Council as a member of the board of directors for Ridley Terminals Inc. (“RTI”). RTI is a world class bulk handling terminal in Prince Rupert, British Columbia supplying metallurgical and thermal coal and petroleum coke to the Asian markets from B.C. and Alberta.

Marcy Kiesman, CEO of Durango stated, “We are excited to have Melanie Mackay join our board as we continue to enhance our team with highly technical individuals who can assist in the advancement of our projects. Melanie brings geological expertise with both provincial and federal government experience which will be useful for advancing our Mayner’s Fortune project in northern B.C. Durango remains poised for discovery with key asset locations in both B.C. and Quebec, Canada.”

Mrs. MacKay has been granted an option to acquire 200,000 shares of Durango, at an exercise price of $0.07 per share, with an expiry date that is three years from the grant date.

About Mayner’s Fortune
The Mayner’s Fortune Limestone project is located 7.5km south of the Terrace, B.C. and has year-round road and CN rail access. The project is the one of the closest known road access limestone deposits to the recently announced $40 billion LNG project in Kitimat, B.C.

About Durango
Durango is a natural resources company engaged in the acquisition and exploration of mineral properties. The Company is positioned for discovery with a 100% interest in a strategically located group of properties totaling over 11,000 hectares in size in the Windfall Lake gold camp in the Abitibi region of Québec, Canada.

For further information on Durango, please refer to its SEDAR profile at www.sedar.com.

Marcy Kiesman, CEO
Telephone: 604.428.2900 or 604.339.2243
Email: durangoresourcesinc@gmail.com
Website: www.durangoresourcesinc.com

Forward-Looking Statements

This document may contain or refer to forward-looking information based on current expectations and the impact on the Company of these events. Forward-looking information is subject to significant risks and uncertainties, including market conditions, as actual results may differ materially from forecasted results. Forward-looking information is provided as of the date hereof and we assume no responsibility to update or revise them to reflect new events or circumstances. For a detailed list of risks and uncertainties relating to Durango, please refer to its prospectus filed on its SEDAR profile at www.sedar.com.

Neither 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.

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Sword Active Risk opens new office in Kuala Lumpur as part of global expansion plans

Expansion in Malaysia supports increased customer demand for risk management software and expertise in Far East

Our new office in Kuala Lumpur supports our expansion plans to help meet the growing demand for risk management software, building on our current presence in Asia.”

— Keith Ricketts, Vice President of Marketing, Sword Active Risk

MAIDENHEAD, BERKS, UK, December 13, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Sword Active Risk, a supplier of specialist risk management software and services, has opened a new office in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, as part its continued global expansion plans. As well as developing and working with new clients in the area, the office in Kuala Lumpur will also support Active Risk’s sales and support operations in Melbourne.

Keith Ricketts, Vice President of Marketing at Sword Active Risk said; “Our new office in Kuala Lumpur supports our expansion plans to help meet the growing demand for risk management software, building on our current presence in Asia. This focus on Malaysia is as a result of the demand in the area for our risk management solution from many different industries – including railway, engineering and utilities organizations. They have large, complex infrastructure projects which carry high risk in operational costs and resource management to deliver and complete in rigid timescales. ARM is proven risk management software that has been deployed by clients in many high profile projects and we have worked with partners to deliver on the critical milestones.”

Sword Active Risk has recently completed the last of its Global Conference events, held in Sydney, for ARM customers, risk practitioners and risk consultants. The company launched a Partner Program for Risk Consultants in July 2017 as part of its engagement with the risk community, which will also be a focus for the new Malaysian office. Partners like SNS Eng in Asia are already providing specialist enterprise risk management and systems engineering consulting services for customers in the defense, engineering and construction industries in the region, supported by Active Risk Manager.

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Durango Reports Additional Visible Gold Grains in Till at Windfall Lake

Recent samples submitted for gold grain count & fire assay have all returned visible gold grains extending the previously known 5km trend to approximately 10km.

Durango Resources Inc. (OTCQB:ATOXF)

Durango's Windfall Lake claims are very compelling with 100% of the till samples tested in September and October all containing visible gold grains extending the gold trend distance to 10 km.”

— Marcy Kiesman, CEO

VANCOUVER, BC, CANADA, December 11, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Durango Resources Inc. (TSX.V-DGO) (OTCQB-ATOXF) (Frankfurt – 86A1), (the “Company” or “Durango”) is pleased to report that further to its news of November 2, 2018, Durango has received further positive assay results on the additional till samples taken on the East claim block at Windfall Lake, Québec.

Nine (9) additional till samples were obtained down strike along the same gold trend where previous gold grains were discovered on the East block of claims. Each of the samples submitted for gold grain count and fire assay have once again all returned visible gold grains extending the previously known 5km trend to approximately 10km. The East Block (Barry Lakes property) now hosts a gold trend for approximately ten (10) kilometres in length subparallel to the main fault system (Barry fault) held by Osisko Mining Inc. (TSX – OSK).

Marcy Kiesman, Durango’s CEO stated: "Durango's Windfall Lake claims continue to gain in momentum and are very compelling with 100 per cent of the till samples tested in September and October all containing visible gold grains. We are also very excited to announce that the gold trend distance has doubled in size to a 10 km trend on the East Block (Barry Lakes) property which runs parallel our Trove Property and borders Osisko. The Windfall Lake gold camp has consolidated recently and has garnished the investment of Kirkland Lake Gold Ltd. (TSX – KL) in both Bonterra Resources Inc. (TSX – BTR) and Osisko, due to their continued positive gold results. Durango remains poised toward a major discovery on our 11,000 hectares of strategically located property in the Windfall Lake gold camp."

East Block (Barry Lakes Property)
Earlier this year, Durango discovered gold in the till immediately adjacent to Osisko Mining Inc.'s claims on Durango's East block of claims, which host the highest-priority IP target. The IP survey analysis deemed this target to be of high interest for gold exploration and recommended immediate follow-up fieldwork. Eleven till samples were collected in this area and returned calculated gold values ranging from 33 parts per billion to 529 ppb (0.529 g/t), with the average being 205 ppb (0.205 g/t) gold.

As reported on October 25th, 2018, these results are particularly interesting for Durango as it reveals a gold trend for over five kilometres in length subparallel to the main fault system which supports the IP survey results. One of the samples returned nine pristine gold grains, which suggests that the gold has travelled a very short distance from its source. Forty-two pristine gold grains reported values of 2,184 ppb Au (2.184 g/t) were obtained in the same area as announced in Durango's news release on July 23, 2018. One kilometre south of the area with the pristine gold grains till assays returned 32.5 ppb, 28.7 ppb and 17.5 ppb Au. From the nine (9) additional till samples, seven (7) of them contain pristine gold grains that confirm one more time the near source of gold mineralization. The gold value from this 9 samples calculated in the Heavy-Mineral Concentrates (HMC) ranging from 3 ppb Au to 183 ppb Au. The fire assays are pending and will be available soon.

These results, combined with the direction of the glacial movement, clearly indicate great potential for the East claim block. Results are extremely promising and Durango team of experts is already planning the next exploration program to take place as soon as possible. Preparation of a drilling campaign of 1,000 to 1,500m is in the works for early 2019.

The technical contents of this release were approved by George Yordanov, P.Geo., an independent Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101. The property has not yet been the subject of a National Instrument 43-101 report.

About Durango

Durango is a natural resources company engaged in the acquisition and exploration of mineral properties. The Company is positioned for discovery with a 100% interest in a strategically located group of properties totaling over 11,000 hectares in size in the Windfall Lake gold camp in the Abitibi region of Québec, Canada.

For further information on Durango, please refer to its SEDAR profile at www.sedar.com.

Marcy Kiesman, CEO
Telephone: 604.428.2900 or 604.339.2243
Email: durangoresourcesinc@gmail.com
Website: www.durangoresourcesinc.com

Forward-Looking Statements

This document may contain or refer to forward-looking information based on current expectations and the impact on the Company of these events. Forward-looking information is subject to significant risks and uncertainties, including market conditions, as actual results may differ materially from forecasted results. Forward-looking information is provided as of the date hereof and we assume no responsibility to update or revise them to reflect new events or circumstances. For a detailed list of risks and uncertainties relating to Durango, please refer to its prospectus filed on its SEDAR profile at www.sedar.com.

Neither 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.

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Azincourt Energy to Fly Airborne Geophysical Survey at the East Preston Uranium Project, Athabasca Basin, Saskatchewan

Figure 1: Proposed VTEM Survey grid – December 2018

Figure 2: 2018 VTEM Survey results

Figure 3: Project Location & Surrounding Projects – Western Athabasca Basin, Saskatchewan, Canada

Company to conduct VTEM™ Max & Magnetic survey over the southeastern portion East Preston to complete survey coverage over the entire 250-sq km project area.

Azincourt Energy Corp (TSX:AAZ)

VANCOUVER, BC, CANADA, December 11, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Vancouver B.C., December 11, 2018 – AZINCOURT ENERGY CORP. (“Azincourt” or the “Company”) (TSX.V: AAZ, OTC: AZURF), is pleased to provide an update regarding its winter work program at the East Preston uranium project located in the southwestern Athabasca Basin, Saskatchewan, Canada.

The Company has engaged Geotech Ltd to conduct a helicopter-borne Versatile Time-Domain Electromagnetic (VTEM™ Max) and Magnetic survey over the southeastern portion of the East Preston Project to complete survey coverage over the entire project area.

The planned survey will consist of 498 line-km with 300m line spacing and 1,000m tie-line spacing – identical parameters to the previous VTEM™ Max survey, and ties directly into the previous flight lines (Figure 1). Flight lines are oriented NW-SE, perpendicular to the NE-SW trending structural and conductor trends of the basement rocks at East Preston.

Geotech Ltd., the sole provider of the VTEM™ Max platform, has a system currently active in Saskatchewan and plans to commence the East Preston survey in mid-December. Weather permitting, the survey is expected to require 5-7 days, and will be completed by year end.

“The VTEM™ Max system has been used in the Athabasca for many years and is an ideal technique for identifying basement conductor systems – the first-tier targeting criteria for unconformity uranium deposit discovery,” said Ted O’Connor, Director and Qualified Person on the East Preston project. “VTEM has proven effective to depths of well over 400m in the Athabasca. The East Preston project lies outside the Basin with shallow targets anticipated, making VTEM™ Max an ideal direct targeting tool for the project, which may preclude the need for future ground-based EM techniques in this environment,” continued Mr. O’Connor.

“This VTEM™ Max survey coverage will bring the entire East Preston project up to the same level of investigation,” said Alex Klenman, president & CEO. “It will allow us to generate additional quality geophysical drill targets and provide us with the ability to assess and evaluate the prospectivity of the entire project area,” continued Mr. Klenman.

The Company has applied for and is awaiting approval for drill permits at East Preston and once granted is planning to begin phase one of an approximate 10+ hole, 2000-2500-meter diamond drill program of inclined drill holes to test the structurally-controlled basement uranium deposit model. Drill targets have been prioritized based on stacking of airborne and ground electromagnetic and ground gravity geophysical data interpretation.

Historical Work

Extensive regional exploration work at East Preston was completed in 2013-14, including airborne electromagnetic (VTEM), magnetic and radiometric surveys. Three prospective conductive, low magnetic signature corridors have been discovered on the property. The three distinct corridors have a total strike length of over 25 km, each with multiple EM conductor trends identified. Ground prospecting and sampling work completed to date has identified outcrop, soil, biogeochemical and radon anomalies, which are key pathfinder elements for unconformity uranium deposit discovery.

Azincourt Geophysical Work – Winter 2018

The Company completed a winter geophysical exploration program in January-February 2018 that generated a significant amount of new drill targets within the previously untested corridors while refining additional targets near previous drilling along the Swoosh corridor.

The work included 51.5 km of grid preparation (line cutting/picketing), 46.1 km of horizontal loop electromagnetic (HLEM), and 40.6 km of ground gravity along the previously known airborne helicopter VTEM conductive trends.

Ground-truthing work confirmed the airborne conductive trends and more accurately located the conductor axes for future drill testing. The gravity survey identified areas along the conductors with a gravity low signature, which is often associated with alteration, fault/structural disruption and potentially, uranium mineralization. The combination/stacking of positive features will assist prioritizing targets for testing first.

The Main Grid shows multiple long linear conductors with flexural changes in orientation and offset breaks in the vicinity of interpreted fault lineaments – classic targets for basement-hosted unconformity uranium deposits. These are not just simple basement conductors; they are clearly upgraded/enhanced prospectivity targets because of the structural complexity.

Targets

The targets are basement-hosted unconformity related uranium deposits similar to NexGen’s Arrow deposit and Cameco’s Eagle Point mine. East Preston is near the southern edge of the western Athabasca Basin, where targets are in a near surface environment without Athabasca sandstone cover – therefore they are relatively shallow targets but can have great depth extent when discovered. The project ground is located along a parallel conductive trend between the PLS-Arrow trend and Cameco’s Centennial deposit (Virgin River-Dufferin Lake trend).

Qualified Person

The technical information in this news release has been prepared in accordance with the Canadian regulatory requirements set out in National Instrument 43- 101 and reviewed on behalf of the company by Ted O’Connor, P.Geo. a director of Azincourt Energy Corp., as well as a qualified person.

About Azincourt Energy Corp.

Azincourt Energy is a Canadian-based resource company specializing in the strategic acquisition, exploration and development of alternative energy/fuel projects, including uranium, lithium, and other critical clean energy elements.

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF AZINCOURT ENERGY CORP.

“Alex Klenman”
Alex Klenman, President & CEO

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor 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.
This press release includes “forward-looking statements”, including forecasts, estimates, expectations and objectives for future operations that are subject to a number of assumptions, risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond the control of Azincourt. Investors are cautioned that any such statements are not guarantees of future performance and that actual results or developments may differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking information represents management’s best judgment based on information currently available. No forward-looking statement can be guaranteed and actual future results may vary materially.

For further information please contact

Alex Klenman, President & CEO
Tel: 604-638-8063
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Azincourt Energy Corp.
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Durango Appoints Joanne Freeze to its Board of Directors

Durango welcomes Joanne Freeze, a Canadian-born professional geologist with over 35 years in the mining exploration business to its Board of Directors.

Durango Resources Inc. (OTCQB:ATOXF)

We are extremely happy to have Joanne join our Board of Directors as she brings a wealth of exploration experience and decades of unparalleled public company experience to our team.”

— Marcy Kiesman, CEO

VANCOUVER, BC, CANADA, December 5, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Durango Resources Inc. (TSX.V-DGO), (the “Company” or “Durango”) is pleased to welcome Ms. Joanne (Joey) Freeze, P.Geo. to its Board of Directors.

Ms. Freeze is a Canadian-born professional geologist with over 35 years in the mining exploration business. Serving the past 20 years as an executive in the junior resource business she has spearheaded significant mining project acquisitions and lead projects through discovery as well as engineering and economic evaluation stages. To date, she has been instrumental in the raising of over $100 million in equity financings for mineral exploration. In addition, she has extensive experience in both project evaluations and in managing exploration and development programs such that she has been hands on with all exploration aspects from field operations, budget control, human resources, health and safety, community outreach and collaboration with governments on all levels.

Joanne is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia, Canada. She holds a B.A. in Geography from the University of Western Ontario and a B.Sc. in Geology from the University of British Columbia. Since 2011, Ms. Freeze has been on the Advisory Board of the Institute of International Development (“ISID”) at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. Ms. Freeze also previously served as a Trustee to the Society of Economic Geologists.

Marcy Kiesman, CEO of Durango stated, “We are extremely happy to have Joanne join our Board of Directors as she brings a wealth of exploration experience and decades of unparalleled public company experience to our team. Women of Joanne’s caliber are rare in this industry and we see the addition of her to our team as a key stepping stone to the future success of Durango.”

Ms. Freeze comments, “I am honoured to be invited to join the board of Durango, very excited to get back to my Canadian exploration roots and to contribute to the successes Durango expects to accomplish in the exciting new Urban Barry – Windfall Gold Camp (“host of approximately 4 million ounces of gold and expected to grow” *). Durango has very strategic land holdings and excellent early stage exploration results, such as gold particles in till samples estimated to be close to their source and found near geophysical anomalies/signatures indicative of key mineralizing structures.”

Ms. Freeze has been granted an option to acquire 200,000 shares of Durango, at an exercise price of $0.07 per share, with an expiry date that is three years from the grant date.

Durango is pleased to announce that it has appointed Aimee Ward, CPA, CGA as its new Chief Financial Officer. Ms. Ward has a great deal of accounting and business experience over many years, having spent a large part of her career working for a former public company, Sun-Rype Products Ltd., as a senior leader working in many different aspects of the business including financial statement preparation, tax, treasury, budgeting, forecasting, business analysis and project management. Ms. Ward has been granted an option to acquire 200,000 shares of Durango, at an exercise price of $0.07 per share, with an expiry date that is three years from the date of grant.

Durango sincerely thanks Veronica Liu for her years of dedicated service as a director and Chief Financial Officer.

The technical contents of this release were approved by Joanne Freeze, P.Geo., Director, an independent Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101. The property has not yet been the subject of a National Instrument 43-101 report.

About Durango

Durango is a natural resources company engaged in the acquisition and exploration of mineral properties. The Company is positioned for discovery with a 100% interest in a strategically located group of properties totaling over 11,000 hectares in size in the Windfall Lake gold camp in the Abitibi region of Québec, Canada.

*Report on Site Visit: Urban Barry a New Gold Camp, January 6, 2018, by Red Cloud Klondike Strike Inc. http://www.redcloudks.com/RCKS%20Talk/doc/2018/January%202018/20180108%20-%20BTR%20-%20Site%20Visit.pdf

For further information on Durango, please refer to its SEDAR profile at www.sedar.com.

Marcy Kiesman, CEO
Telephone: 604.428.2900 or 604.339.2243
Email: durangoresourcesinc@gmail.com
Website: www.durangoresourcesinc.com

Forward-Looking Statements

This document may contain or refer to forward-looking information based on current expectations and the impact on the Company of these events. Forward-looking information is subject to significant risks and uncertainties, including market conditions, as actual results may differ materially from forecasted results. Forward-looking information is provided as of the date hereof and we assume no responsibility to update or revise them to reflect new events or circumstances. For a detailed list of risks and uncertainties relating to Durango, please refer to its prospectus filed on its SEDAR profile at www.sedar.com.

Neither 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.

Marcy Kiesman
Durango Resources Inc.
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Endress+Hauser Deploys Sopheon’s Accolade Software

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Innovation Planning, Collaborative Roadmapping and Management Efficiencies aim to Safeguard Continued Market Leadership Position

Sopheon set itself apart with the promise of best-practice content embedded in its software to guide us in defining our new processes, and its knowledgeable and highly responsive team”

— Dr. Peter Selders, Director of Technology, Endress+Hauser

AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS, December 5, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Sopheon, a global leader for enterprise innovation management solutions, today announces a client relationship with Endress+Hauser SE+Co. KG, a global supplier of products, solutions and services for industrial process automation.

Endress+Hauser SE+Co. KG, headquartered in Germany and part of the Switzerland-based Endress+Hauser group, has long driven growth through innovation. The group introduced 57 new products and 261 new patent applications in 2017 alone. The company found, however, that continued industry leadership called for a further step in continuous improvement of internal planning and decision-making processes.

“We engaged with Sopheon initially with a view to implementing an improved Stage-Gate® process that would keep us focused on the right investments. This quickly evolved into a requirement for a Roadmapping solution to support the management of product portfolios,” says Endress+Hauser’s Director of Technology, Dr. Peter Selders. “Our use of traditional office tools for our Roadmapping activities was creating roadmaps based on a disconnected view of our data, processes and workflows; this did not allow for efficient collaboration in this age of digitalization.”

With the launch of Sopheon’s Accolade® software to support connected, strategic views of R&D projects, the overall product portfolio and forward-looking innovation plans, Endress+Hauser looks to enhance alignment of innovation execution with business strategy. Ultimately, based on collaborative roadmaps, visualizing the true innovation and product portfolios, the organization will be able to prioritize their investments in a better and more transparent way. Eventually this will result in more efficient product management and development.

Dr. Selders explains, “With Accolade, transparency allows for better visibility from the early phases of the development pipeline to alignment with corporate strategy, not only for our executives but also for the product managers and developers within their areas of responsibility. On top of that, we have increased the efficiency in our annual review process with one single source of data.”

Florian Palatini, Expert Innovation Management at Endress+Hauser, elaborates on the benefits even further: “Accolade brings Roadmapping to the next level, and thanks to this, the complexity is much more manageable. We have better visibility of inter-dependencies, effects and relationships.”

The decision to partner with Sopheon was taken after a detailed analysis of solutions on the market. “Of course, Accolade ticked the box on all of our functionality wish-list items, but more importantly, Sopheon set itself apart with the promise of best-practice content embedded in its software to guide us in defining our new processes, and its knowledgeable and highly responsive team. We are looking forward to reaping the rewards of using Accolade at Endress+Hauser,” concludes Dr. Selders.

ABOUT SOPHEON
Sopheon partners with customers to provide complete Enterprise Innovation Performance solutions including patented software, expertise and best practices to achieve exceptional long-term revenue growth and profitability. Sopheon’s Accolade solution provides unique, fully-integrated coverage for the entire innovation management and new product development lifecycle, including strategic innovation planning, roadmapping, idea and concept development, process and project management, portfolio management and resource planning. Sopheon’s solutions have been implemented by over 250 customers with more than 60,000 users in over 50 countries. Sopheon is listed on the AIM Market of the London Stock Exchange. For more information, please visit https://www.sopheon.com.

Sopheon and Accolade are trademarks of Sopheon plc. Stage-Gate® is a registered trademark of Stage-Gate Inc.

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Durango Reports Magnetic Anomaly on Trove Property at Windfall Lake, QC

Durango announces that an airborne survey conducted on its Trove property in the Windfall Lake area has outlined a magnetic anomaly and four (4) targets.

Durango Resources Inc. (OTCQB:ATOXF)

Durango is fortunate to have had Bonterra complete the airborne survey on the Trove property as it has delineated regional fault information and highlighted the NE structure going through the property”

— Marcy Kiesman, CEO

VANCOUVER, BC, CANADA, December 4, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Vancouver, BC – Durango Resources Inc. (TSX.V-DGO), (the “Company” or “Durango”) announces that an airborne survey conducted on its wholly owned Trove property in the Windfall Lake Urban Barry area of Quebec has outlined a magnetic anomaly.

The Trove property is surrounded by Osisko Mining Inc. (TSX.V-OSK) and an airborne survey was completed by Bonterra Resources Inc. (TSX.V-BTR) (“Bonterra”) while the property was under option to Bonterra in 2018. The survey shows an anomaly following the regional fault which trends through the property with the dark pink representing a magnetic high and the dark blue representing a magnetic low.

The regional gold mineralization is controlled by the regional group of faults called the Rouleau Fault and Barry Fault and the major projects in the Windfall Lake area are connected to this same NE-SW regional fault group. Magnetic surveys are commonly used in the region to find major faults and structures as outcrops in the area are limited. In addition to the regional fault and the magnetic signature, the Trove hosts till anomalies of gold, copper and zinc which align with the Rouleau fault. These anomalies could indicate a possible relation between the NE-SW fault and undiscovered bedrock gold mineralization.

Based on the work completed by Bonterra, four (4) targets were identified on the Trove property, (Gagnon R. 2018). Future exploration activities recommended for the Trove property are stripping, trenching, additional rock chip sampling and drilling.

Marcy Kiesman, CEO of Durango stated, “We are fortunate to have had Bonterra complete the airborne survey on the Trove property as it has delineated regional fault information and highlighted the northeast structure going through the property. I am very excited that we have retained 100% interest in the Trove property which is part of the emerging Windfall Lake gold mining camp and look forward to exploring it further in the upcoming months.”

The technical contents of this release were approved by George Yordanov, P.Geo., an independent qualified person as defined by National Instrument 43-101. The property has not yet been the subject of a National Instrument 43-101 report.

About Durango

Durango is a natural resources company engaged in the acquisition and exploration of mineral properties. The Company is positioned for discovery with a 100% interest in a strategically located group of properties totalling over 11,000 hectares in size in the Windfall Lake gold camp in the Abitibi region of Québec, Canada.

For further information on Durango, please refer to its SEDAR profile at www.sedar.com.

Marcy Kiesman, Chief Executive Officer
Telephone: 604.428.2900 or 604.339.2243
Email: durangoresourcesinc@gmail.com
Website: www.durangoresourcesinc.com

Forward-Looking Statements

This document may contain or refer to forward-looking information based on current expectations, including commencement and completion of future exploration, raising of capital to complete exploration and the impact on the Company of these events. Forward-looking information is subject to significant risks and uncertainties, including market conditions, as actual results may differ materially from forecasted results. Forward-looking information is provided as of the date hereof and we assume no responsibility to update or revise them to reflect new events or circumstances. For a detailed list of risks and uncertainties relating to Durango, please refer to its prospectus filed on its SEDAR profile at www.sedar.com.

Neither 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.

Marcy Kiesman
Durango Resources Inc.
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Pennsylvania Mesothelioma Victims Center Now Urges A Person with Mesothelioma or Asbestos Exposure Lung Cancer in Pennsylvania To Call Them for Direct Access to The Nation's Most Skilled Compensation Lawyers

We do not want one person with mesothelioma or asbestos exposure lung cancer in Pennsylvania to get shortchanged because they had no clue who to call for honest advice.”

— Pennsylvania Mesothelioma Victims Center

WASHINGTON, DC, USA, November 30, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Pennsylvania Mesothelioma Victims Center is urging a person with mesothelioma or asbestos exposure lung cancer to call them anytime at 800-714-0303 for direct access to some of the nation's most skilled mesothelioma or asbestos attorneys. They are appealing to a person with mesothelioma or asbestos exposure lung cancer to not fall for glitzy Internet ads that profess experience on the part of the law firm when in reality-the law firm is a brokerage firm that signs up people with mesothelioma or asbestos exposure lung cancer and sells them to other lawyers.

The group fears that people with mesothelioma or asbestos exposure lung cancer in Pennsylvania that impulse shop for lawyers on the Internet will end up being very disappointed with their compensation results. http://Pennsylvania.MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com

According to the group, "We do not want one person with mesothelioma or asbestos exposure lung cancer in Pennsylvania to get shortchanged because they had no clue who to call for honest advice and who has a track record of achievement when it comes to lawyers. Trust us all the glitters is not gold when it comes to lawyers advertising for people with mesothelioma or asbestos exposure lung cancer on the Internet. A good mesothelioma compensation settlement in Pennsylvania could be around a million dollars or more and an asbestos exposure lung cancer settlement could be in the hundreds of thousands of dollars even if the person smoked cigarettes.

"Before you hire a lawyer or law firm for a mesothelioma or asbestos exposure lung cancer compensation claim in Pennsylvania please call us at 800-714-0303. We will do everything possible to see to it that you are dealing directly with the nation's premier attorneys. These leading lawyers share our passion about making certain people with mesothelioma or asbestos exposure lung cancer in Pennsylvania receive the very best possible financial compensation settlement results." http://Pennsylvania.MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com

The Pennsylvania Mesothelioma Victims Center wants to emphasize their services for diagnosed victims of mesothelioma are available throughout the state of Pennsylvania including communities such as Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Allentown, Eire, Upper Darby, Reading, Scranton, or Bethlehem. For additional information, a diagnosed person with mesothelioma or their family members are urged to contact the Pennsylvania Mesothelioma Victims Center anytime at 800-714-0303.

For the best possible treatment options in Pennsylvania we strongly recommend the following two heath care facilities with the offer to help a diagnosed victim, or their family get to the right physicians at each hospital: Penn’s Abramson Cancer Center in Philadelphia: https://www.pennmedicine.org/cancer/about, or the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute: http://www.upmccancercenter.com/

High-risk work groups for exposure to asbestos in Pennsylvania include US Navy Veterans, power plant workers, shipyard workers, oil refinery workers, oil production workers, steel mill workers, coal miners, manufacturing workers, plumbers, electricians, auto mechanics, machinists, or construction workers. Typically, the person’s exposure to asbestos occurred in the 1950’s, 1960’s, 1970’s, or 1980’s.

The states indicated with the highest incidence of mesothelioma include Maine, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, Virginia, Michigan, Illinois, Minnesota, Louisiana, Washington, and Oregon. http://Pennsylvania.MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com

For more information about mesothelioma please refer to the National Institutes of Health’s web site related to this rare form of cancer: https://www.cancer.gov/types/mesothelioma.

Michael Thomas
Pennsylvania Mesothelioma Victims Center
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Deep Farms to Revolutionise World’s Food Production

Example of a Deep Farm City

Automated Deep Farm concept

View from above of a Deep Farm

Academics at the University of Nottingham, UK, have patented a new concept that would see food production in deep farms in cities.

It is estimated that a small Deep Farm can produce 80 tonnes of food per annum.”

— Prof Saffa Riffat

NOTTINGHAM, ENGLAND, UK, November 29, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Academics at the University of Nottingham have patented a new concept that would see food production in deep farms in cities. The revolutionary ideas are being promoted by University of Nottingham academics Professor Saffa Riffat, Fellow of the European Academy of Sciences and President of the World Society of Sustainable Technologies, and Professor Yijun Yuan, Marie Curie Research Fellow.

Most of the food we eat is transported by train, sea and air contributing to large CO2 emissions. For each one calorie of food we eat 10 calories of crude oil are used. Projections show that feeding a world population of about 9 billion people in 2050 would require overall food production to be increased by some 70 percent between now and 2050.
Land area for traditional farming is limited and increased food supply will require more intensive methods of crop production. Deep farming technology would allow crop production all year-round. Up to 10 crop cycles per year could be achieved compared to 1-2 cycles for conventional agriculture. Put another way, 1 indoor acre is equivalent to 4-6 outdoor acres or more, depending on the crop.

Deep Farms would eliminate the use of mechanical ploughs and other farming machinery, thus reducing the burning of fossil fuels that cause climate change. Furthermore, as Deep Farms could be located close to urban centres, CO2 emission due to transportation of crops would be reduced. This is particularly important as the proportion of people living in cities continues to rise. Over the last 20 years, the percentage of people who live in cities globally has increased from 20% to nearly 50%.

Cost-effective deep shafts for crop planting would be constructed using new drilling techniques. Existing coal mine shafts, mines and tunnels, many of which are now abandoned could also be used for crop production.
A variety of crops could be grown in the Deep Farms using hydroponic planters (plant roots fed with nutrient-rich water) or aeroponics (growing plants in an air or mist environment). LED units would enable photosynthesis in the absence of sunlight. Groundwater could be used directly or water could be condensed from ambient air in hot/humid desert climates. A major benefit of this approach is that crop production is largely unaffected by climatic or seasonal factors – one of the greatest limitations of conventional farming methods.

Many crops are now being grown in greenhouses and while this provides a controllable growth environment, greenhouses are heavy energy consumers. Vertical farms are a relatively recent adaptation of the traditional greenhouse and are suitable for use in cities, as their tall glass structures provide high crop yields on a small land area.

However, vertical farming systems are expensive to manufacture and install, and require a large amount of water and energy for heating and cooling. They are also vulnerable to extreme weather conditions, wars and terrorism.
New vertical shafts could be created for Deep Farms and also redundant coal mine shafts could be used for crop production. In the UK, for example, there are over 150,000 redundant coal mine shafts.

Carbon dioxide is required for plant photosynthesis and Deep Farms are well suited for carbon capture from ambient air. The CO2 could be released to achieve the concentration levels required by plants.
Use of carbon capture systems has the added benefit of reducing CO2 concentration in the environment, as additional carbon is adsorbed in materials in the ground space. Advanced control systems including sensors and remote controls could be used to monitor crop production. Automated systems such as robots could be used for crop planting and harvesting. Electricity generated from renewable sources and off-peak power could be used to power the LED lighting for plant photosynthesis.

Deep Farms are not strongly affected by the seasons or climates, and are resistant to natural disasters, extreme weather, pests and diseases, man-made accidents and industrial pollution. In fact, the ground environment is naturally suited to the growth of plants.
Plants can thrive in a closed environment with less oxygen and enriched levels of CO2 and water. So in terms of the rationality of the biological chain and the biological space, some crops are best located underground, leaving the ground surface for human and animal activities.

Deep Farms have many benefits including:
• Easily constructed using drilling machines and controlled explosion methods
• Effective use of abandoned mine shafts
• Carbon capture to reduce ambient CO2
• Reduced dependency on cultivated land, climate and surface water resources
• More efficient utilization of natural resources in crop production
• Improved security of crop production and reduced impact of natural and man-made factors
• Higher yields and greater cost efficiency
• Improved control over quality and food safety
• Removal of seasonal restrictions allowing production of crops all year round
• Can be used in areas with poor natural weather conditions, e.g., cold climates, and areas with low solar insolation
• Crops can be produced in desert areas, dry and water-deficient areas
• Impact of human conflict on crop production is reduced
• Crops can be grown close to highly populated areas

It is estimated that a small Deep Farm can produce 80 tonnes of food per annum. Some of the crops can be ready for harvesting within 2-3 weeks. The amount of energy it would require is equivalent to that consumed by 3 UK homes.
Crops suited to deep farming methods include:
• Lettuces and leafy greens, such as kale and spinach
• Herbs, e.g., basil, cutting celery, chives, mint and parsley
• Roots e.g., carrots and onions
• Vegetables e.g., peppers, eggplants and cucumbers
• Fruits e.g., strawberries and different types of mushrooms

Deep Farms could be installed at various locations to create a ‘Deep Farming City’. This would facilitate the supply of a wide range of fresh crops to the local population.

Professor Saffa Riffat
University of Nottingham
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