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Alberta Star Development Corp. (ASXSF)
Stockhouse and M2 Communications reported previously on Alberta Star Development Corp. (ASXSF), and today we are reporting on the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.
Alberta Star Development Corp. is a resource exploration and development company that lists on the OTC Bulletin Board. The Company identifies, acquires, and finances mineral exploration, oil, and natural gas assets in Western Canada and advanced stage mineral exploration projects in North America. Alberta Star has an experienced, qualified management team in field exploration and exploration drilling, ready for the development of the Company's oil and gas and natural resource properties. Incorporated in 1996, Alberta Star is based in Vancouver, British Columbia.
The Company has expanded their diversification into the oil and natural gas resource sector with the acquisition of revenue producing resource assets which complement their existing mining interests. Alberta Star’s principal properties include the Contact Lake property; the Port Radium mineral claims, including the Glacier Lake property, the Crossfault Lake property, and the Eldorado property; the North Contact Lake mineral claims; and the Eldorado South IOCG and Uranium project.
The Eldorado IOCG and uranium target is located on Alberta Star’s property, on the north side of Echo Bay. The Contact Lake & Eldorado district is being targeted by the Company for silver, uranium and poly-metallic mineralization.
This past April, Alberta Star announced that they placed on production the Company’s newly drilled well on their Landrose property in west-central Saskatchewan. The Company holds a 50 percent working interest in the well. Alberta Star also announced in April that they applied for a license to re-enter a shut-in well located on their interests on Section 12-51-25 W3M, also in the Landrose area of Saskatchewan. The Company’s intention is to re-enter the well and target the untapped MacLaren formation. Alberta Star has a 50 percent working interest in this property.
In July, Alberta Star announced that the Company held their Annual and Special Meeting of Shareholders in Vancouver, British Columbia on June 18, 2012. There, the shareholders overwhelmingly approved all of the resolutions that were outlined in the Company's Management Information Circular dated May 15, 2012. The following persons were re-elected to the Board of Directors at the Meeting: Tim Coupland, Stuart Rogers, Robert Hall, Edward Burylo and Brian Morrison. The Company announced that Tom Ogryzlo P.Eng and Guido Cloetens were appointed to the Board of Directors of Alberta Star.
Alberta Star Development Corp. (ASXSF), closed on Wednesday at $0.20, up 8.82%, on 2,500 volume with 3 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is $0.15/$0.35.
StrikeForce Technologies, Inc. (SFOR)
OTCPicks reported last week on StrikeForce Technologies, Inc. (SFOR), Street Beat, FeedBlitz did earlier, and today we are highlighting the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.
StrikeForce Technologies, Inc. is the creator and key patent holder for two factor out-of-band authentication as well as an anti-keylogging keystroke encryption technology (patent pending). Their GuardedID anti-keylogging keystroke encryption technology prevents keylogger malware from stealing personal, business, financial information and passwords. StrikeForce Technologies is based in Edison, New Jersey. The Company’s shares trade on the OTC Bulletin Board.
StrikeForce Technologies’ software protects more than four million individuals and businesses in more than 100 countries from identity theft and data breaches. The Company’s GuardedID uses a different approach to defend against keyloggers; it takes a preventive approach. It takes control of the keyboard at the lowest possible layer in the kernel. The keystrokes then undergo encryption and are sent to the browser through an “Out-of-Band” channel bypassing the Windows messaging queue. GuardedID has a built in self-monitoring capability. This prevents it from being bypassed by other software. If GuardedID is tampered with in any way, it will warn the user of the breach.
The Company’s ProtectID out-of-band authentication technology is the only platform to offer eight different out-of-band methods. These include phone, voice, instant messaging, hard tokens, and desktop/mobile tokens. ProtectID can be installed and managed 100 percent on premise, or, by way of StrikeForce Technologies’ hosted service offering. ProtectID® is an “Out-of-Band” multi-factor authentication platform designed to authenticate individuals and employees, “and/or” authorize transactions in real-time. ProtectID can undergo integration into many types of environments (remote access (VPN), domain access, website access, risk-mitigation and transaction based systems).
StrikeForce Technologies has two products that protect users and applications on the iPhone (current) and other mobile platforms, such as Android (future). The first product is IDGenie. It manages passwords with an array of useful functions. The second product is Mobile 2Factor. It enables existing enterprise mobile apps to be secured by two factor authentication.
Last week, StrikeForce Technologies reported their 2nd Quarter 2012 Financial Results. The Company’s gross revenues for the three months ended June 30, 2012 were $168,427 compared to $48,355 for the three months ended June 30, 2011. This represents an increase of $120,072 or 248 percent. StrikeForce's gross revenues for the six months ended June 30, 2012 were $353,081 compared to $149,160 for the six months ended June 30, 2011. This represents an increase of $203,921 or 237 percent.
Yesterday, StrikeForce Technologies announced that their keystroke encryption technology has been named one of the top nine unheralded technology innovations. Server side scripting, IP cameras, multi-purpose internet mail extensions, OAuth, virtual market research, open database connectivity, reputation management and local new aggregation rounded out the top nine.
StrikeForce Technologies, Inc. (SFOR), closed on Wednesday at $0.008, even with yesterday's close, on 110,000 volume with 4 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 412,458. The 52-week low/high is $0.005/$0.05.
Gallic Energy Ltd. (GLC.V)
We are reporting on Gallic Energy Ltd. (GLC.V) today, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.
Gallic Energy Ltd. is an international oil & gas explorer who focuses on onshore France and other areas of Europe, with additional non-core assets in Australia. They Company is a 100 percent working interest holder of two primary exploration permits in France. Their strategy is to re-enter a number of wells in France, including some former producers, to initiate production and cash flow, and to execute a significant exploration program. Gallic Energy is based in Calgary, Alberta. The Company’s shares trade on the TSX Venture Exchange.
Gallic Energy’s current operations are focused on France and in particular the Aquitaine Basin where they hold a 100 percent Working Interest in approximately 320,000 net acres of exploration lands. The Company also holds acreage in the prospective Canning Basin in Australia.
Gallic Energy has two large permits in Southern France (Ger & Ledeuix) equalling 320,000 acres. They have a three well program in 2012/13, exploring for by-passed gas. One is Ossun 2D (Ger), currently drilling - testing forecast in April/May: 247 BCF. A second is Hagolle 2 (Ledeuix). This is a shallow low risk well based on previous gas shows in the Ledeuix block. The third is Azereix (Ger): 457 BCF + 2.2 mm/bbl targeted. Furthermore, in Australia, the Company is pursuing a JV for a current 1.6mm net acres in the aforementioned Canning Basin.
In May, Gallic Energy announced that they temporarily suspended completion operations at their Ossun-2D well located in Southern France. The Ossun-2D well was drilled successfully to a total depth of 3,050 m. It was subsequently cased and cemented after open-hole logs indicated characteristics of hydrocarbon bearing formations in the Upper Cretaceous Flysch Carbonate and the Dano-Paleocene.
Wellbore information confirmed the 200 m thickness, porosity, resistivity, and calculated hydrocarbon saturation of the Upper Cretaceous Flysch Carbonate zone as the primary zone of interest.
In addition, the Hagolle-2 well is Gallic Energy's next drilling target on their Ledeuix permit in the Aquitaine Basin in Southern France. The Company earlier completed their submission for a permit to drill the prospective well.
Gallic Energy Ltd. (GLC.V), closed on Wednesday at $0.04, down 10.00%, on 193,437 volume.
Circle Star Energy Corp. (CRCL)
Investor Spec Sheet, TheStockAdvisor, StreetAuthority Financial, ShazamStocks, FutureMoneyTrends.com, and The Stock Enthusiast reported earlier on Circle Star Energy Corp. (CRCL), and we are highlighting the Company today, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.
Circle Star Energy Corp. is an emerging development and production company. The Company has interests in a number of notable oil and gas plays in Texas and Kansas. Their assets include producing and non-producing oil and gas mineral interests, royalty interests, and non-operated working interests located throughout the western south central states.
Circle Star Energy’s shares trade on the OTC Bulletin Board. Incorporated in 2007, the Company has their corporate headquarters in Fort Worth, Texas. The Company was formerly known as Digital Valleys Corp. They changed their name to Circle Star Energy Corp. in July 2011 as a result of a shift in their interests to the energy sector.
Circle Star Energy’s producing areas include Hilltop Bossier Field (Robertson County, Texas) – Deep Bossier; Madisonville Woodbine Field (Madison/Grimes, County, Texas) – Woodbine; Pearsall Field (Dimmit/Zavala County, Texas) – Austin Chalk, Eagle Ford Shale; and Permian Basin (Scurry/Crane/Glasscock et. al. County, Texas) – Wolfcamp, Clearfork, Spraberry, Fusselman, Cline Shale.
The Company’s asset operators are Apache Corp. - NYSE: APA; Chesapeake Energy – NYSE: CHK; CML Exploration (formerly Patterson Exploration) – a private company; EnCana – NYSE: ECA; Leexus Oil & Gas – a private company; Newfield Exploration – NYSE: NFX, and Woodbine Acquisition Corp. – a private company.
Circle Star Energy has contracted to acquire significant (182,500 acres to-date) oil and gas prospective interests located in various townships of western Kansas. The play’s primary targets are Mississippian and Pennsylvanian in geologic age. The Company has determined that there are several “missed opportunities” in a number of areas of the state. They see these underdeveloped interests as a means to significant corporate growth.
Last month, Circle Star Energy announced two transactions resulting in the acquisition of leases totaling approximately 12,500 and 1,500 acres in Sheridan and Trego Counties, Kansas, respectively. The acquired leasehold interests include 100 percent working interest and an average net revenue interest of approximately 80 percent. In addition, the transactions include approximately 6.5 square miles of processed 3D seismic. The consideration for the acquisitions includes a combination of cash and common shares of Circle Star Energy for a total consideration of less than $130 per acre.
Circle Star Energy Corp. (CRCL), closed on Wednesday at $0.52, even with yesterday's close, on 20,174 volume with 6 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 59,736. The 52-week low/high is $0.45/$2.75.
eLayaway, Inc. (ELAY)
Profit Confidential and SmallCapVoice reported earlier on eLayaway, Inc. (ELAY), and today we are highlighting the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.
eLayaway, Inc. is the Internet's first and only patent-pending layaway payment processor. Headquartered in Tallahassee, Florida, they are an American payment and retail technology company. eLayaway.com is the Company’s flagship payment platform. It empowers retailers with the technology they need to create and manage a layaway program. eLayaway markets layaway payment processing and management services directly to online and brick & mortar retailers. eLayaway, Inc. lists on the OTC Bulletin Board.
The Company provides the management, administrative, marketing, IT and other pertinent resources for their eight subsidiaries. These subsidiaries are DivvyTech, Inc., eLayaway.com, Inc., PrePayGetaway.com, Inc., NuvidaPaymentPlan.com, Inc., PlanItPay.com, Inc., Pay4Tix.com, Inc., Centralized Strategic Placements, Inc., and eLayaway Australia Pty, Ltd.
Standard eLayaway members use the Company’s automated layaway payment process to buy items available at authorized eLayaway merchants. eLayawayADVANTAGE members receive waived transaction fees. In addition, they also get the added benefit of having their payment activity reported to PRBC® Credit Bureau to construct their FICO® Expansion Score.
DivvyTech is the Company’s technology subsidiary. It is mainly responsible for the development of innovative financial payment solutions. eLayaway’s Centralized Strategic Placements manages CSPEX. This is a hosted eCommerce platform for retailers interested in accessing the shopping exchanges offered by several of the United States government federal agencies. The Company’s other subsidiaries provide payment platforms that support verticals including sports and entertainment, travel, as well as healthcare.
Earlier this year, eLayaway announced a strategic partnership with third-party warranty provider, Monthly Warranty™. The partnership agreement enables eLayaway and their subsidiaries to offer consumers the option to purchase monthly-pay or multi-year extended warranty coverage for qualified purchases such as electronics, TVs, computers, cameras, appliances and more.
The warranty plan option is offered across all qualified eLayaway brands. eLayaway's revenue share agreement with Monthly Warranty will allow the Company to retroactively offer extended warranty packages for previously completed orders.
Like eLayaway's core payment technology, Monthly Warranty offers consumers the option to pay for their warranty plan in monthly installments. By way of the partnership with Monthly Warranty, consumers using eLayaway's patent-pending payment plan will have the added flexibility of selecting a warranty plan that best fits their budget and the expected needs of their product.
eLayaway, Inc. (ELAY), closed on Wednesday at $0.01, even with yesterday's close. The average volume for the last 60 days is 39,991. The 52-week low/high is $0.01/$0.18.
Fortune Minerals Ltd. (FTMDF)
Today we are highlighting Fortune Minerals Ltd. (FTMDF), here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.
Listed on the OTCQX International, Fortune Minerals Ltd. is a diversified resource company with several mineral deposits and a number of exploration projects, which are all located in Canada. The Company is focusing on the assembly and development of high quality mineral resource projects. Founded in 1988, Fortune Minerals has their headquarters in London, Ontario. The Company’s shares also list on the Toronto Stock Exchange (FT.TO).
Fortune Minerals has three wholly-owned, advanced stage projects. These include the NICO gold-cobalt-bismuth-copper deposit and the Sue-Dianne copper-silver-gold deposit in the Northwest Territories, and the Arctos Anthracite Project in British Columbia. NICO and Arctos have both been assessed in positive definitive feasibility studies. In addition, they both have been test mined and pilot plant processed, and are both in permitting for commercial production.
The Company, as part of the development of the NICO deposit, is developing a hydrometallurgical plant in Saskatchewan to process NICO concentrates to high value metal products. Additionally, Fortune has acquired the buildings and equipment from the Golden Giant Mine at Hemlo, Ontario, which have been dismantled, moved, and stored for relocation to NICO.
Last week, Fortune Minerals announced that, further to their press release dated July 2, 2012 , the NI 43-101 compliant technical report for the updated mineral reserves and economics for the Company’s 100 percent owned NICO gold-cobalt-bismuth-copper project have been filed and will shortly be available on SEDAR (www.sedar.com and through Fortune’s web site (www.fortuneminerals.com).
Yesterday, Fortune Minerals and POSCO Canada Ltd. (POSCAN) announced that effective immediately, the Mount Klappan Anthracite Metallurgical Coal Project in northwestern British Columbia has been renamed the Arctos Anthracite Project. The project is owned by the Arctos Anthracite Joint Venture (formerly the Klappan Coal Joint Venture), a joint venture between Fortune (80 percent) and POSCAN (20 percent), the Canadian subsidiary of Korean steel producer POSCO, the world's third largest steel producer.
Arctos is one of the world's premier metallurgical coal deposits and the most advanced Canadian deposit of high rank anthracite coal. This type of coal is a key ingredient in steel and metal processing. Previous expenditures total more than $90 million. These expenditures have resulted in Measured Resources of 107.9 million tonnes, Indicated Resources of 123.0 million tonnes and Inferred Resources of 359.5 million tonnes (News Release, dated June 22, 2004 ) and in-situ coal reserves of 106 million tonnes (News Release, dated November 4 , 2010). The project is located 330 kilometers northeast of the Port of Prince Rupert, British Columbia.
Fortune Minerals Ltd. (FTMDF), closed on Wednesday at $0.65, even with yesterday's close. The average volume for the last 60 days is 2,713. The 52-week low/high is $0.50/$1.27.
Stevia First Corp. (STVF)
SmallCap Fortunes, StockProfessors, TooNiceStocks, Real Pennies, Momentum Hunter, ElitePennyStocks, Penny Lane Reports, and KO PENNY STOCKS reported earlier on Stevia First Corp. (STVF), and today we are highlighting the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.
Listed on the OTC Bulletin Board, Stevia First Corp. is an agricultural biotechnology company. They engage in the cultivation and harvest of stevia leaf and the development of stevia products. The Company is in the early stages of establishing a vertically-integrated enterprise that controls the process of stevia production from plant breeding through propagation, planting, cultivation, and harvesting, and which also develops, markets, and sells stevia products. Founded in 2007, Stevia First has their headquarters in Yuba City, California.
The Company’s current strategy is to build a vertically integrated stevia enterprise in North America via their internal research and development, cultivation of stevia in California's Central Valley, product development activities combined with acquiring rights to additional land suitable for stevia planting, and forming alliances with leading California growers, current manufacturers and distributors of high-grade but low-cost stevia extracts with superior taste profiles.
Stevia First’s U.S. operations are located in the heart of California’s Central Valley. The Company’s research and development is concentrating on the creation and propagation of advanced, proprietary varieties of the stevia plant. Stevia plant leaves are the source of safe, natural, zero-calorie extracts used as sweeteners.
The Company is working to develop stevia varieties that optimize sweetness levels, taste, adaptability and ease of cultivation. They will also seek to develop and use cultivation processes that improve efficiency while reducing cost and environmental impact. Over the next 12 months, the Company expects to continue to review potential acquisitions and alliances including the purchase of rights to additional land that is suitable for stevia cultivation, and to complete the build-out of a stevia tissue culture laboratory and nursery in California.
Stevia First initially plans to cultivate stevia leaf for sale to processors and refiners. These entities will process and refine stevia extract for consumers and beverage formulators. Stevia First customers will extract the best tasting part of the stevia plant to yield almost 99 percent pure Rebaudioside-A, or Reb A. Depending on how it is formulated and used, Reb A can be 200 to 400 times sweeter than sugar.
In June, Stevia First advised that they entered into talks for the eventual sale of branded stevia products direct to the consumer marketplace. The Company has identified and initiated early stage discussions with several innovative OEM suppliers and food technologists. The Company’s intention is to develop newly branded product lines offering significant benefits and attributes through the use of stevia as a sweetener and/or nutritional enhancement.
Stevia First Corp. (STVF), closed on Wednesday at $0.26, up 3.46%, on 43,725 volume with 20 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 90,158. The 52-week low/high is $0.23/$3.28.
Game Plan Holdings, Inc. (GPLH)
We are highlighting Game Plan Holdings, Inc. (GPLH), here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.
Headquartered in Henderson, Nevada, Game Plan Holdings, Inc. owns and operates three internet web sites. These three are Hazzsports.com, Totalscout.com and CheckinSave.com. The Company’s website servers and software development activities are conducted by third party vendors off-site. Game Plan Holdings’ plan of operations for the next 12 months is for the Company to diversify their websites with several lines of corresponding products and services. Game Plan Holdings shares trade on the OTC Bulletin Board.
The Company’s Hazzsports.com is an online social networking website. It offers an interactive resource for sports enthusiasts. The online community provides a site for athletes, sports fans, coaches and friends to network socially and professionally with each other.
Game Plan Holdings has their Totalscout.com offering. Totalscout.com provides college baseball coaches an easier and more efficient way to create and request scouting reports on opposing teams. Game Plan Holdings has developed an online standardized reporting tool that has proven to substantially reduce the time and effort spent on scouting reports. The tool accessible at Totalscout.com has preloaded every college baseball player and every possible scouting attribute into an online database. This database subsequently generates an online standard report, providing a readily recognizable and accessible scouting report.
The Company’s most recent addition is CheckinSave.com. This is a social networking website where users check in at locations including restaurants, bars or theaters by way of the Company’s website and accrue points for their check-ins. Moreover, when "friends" the users are connected to on the website check-in to locations, the user accrues points. These points are then redeemable for coupons and discounts at a variety of registered venues.
The site is currently available to users in Vancouver, British Columbia and Las Vegas, Nevada. The Company’s intention is to expand to a number of other metropolitan cities in North America. CheckinSave.com is part of the growth of Game Plan Holdings business, in the Company’s efforts to offer their members new and updated services.
Game Plan Holdings, Inc. (GPLH), closed on Wednesday at $0.25, up 4.17%, on 5,000 volume. The average volume for the last 60 days is 8,407. The 52-week low/high is $0.12/$0.44.
Longhai Steel, Inc. (LGHS)
The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Longhai Steel, Inc. (LGHS). Today, Longhai Steel, Inc. closed trading at $1.35, up 6.30%, on 7,382 volume with 10 trades. The stock’s average daily volume over the past 60 days is 12,562, and its 52-week low/high is $0.15/$2.26.
Longhai Steel, Inc. (LGHS) is a leading producer of high-quality steel wire in eastern China, with annual capacity of 1.5 million metric tons. Longhai's wire is manufactured into screws, nails, and wire mesh used for fencing and to reinforce concrete. Longhai recently expanded its production facility to include specialized applications such as steel wire rope, steel strand, steel belted radial tires, and steel welding rod. Longhai Steel is headquartered in Xingtai, Hebei province, the People's Republic of China.
The company's competitive advantages are its advanced production equipment and process technology, high product quality, expedited production, and close proximity to distributors and end users. Longhai Steel recently opened a second production line, which increases its overall capacity by 67% and expands its product portfolio into higher quality steel wire for specialized applications such as steel wire rope, steel strand, steel belted radial tires, and steel welding rod.
Longhai Steel's growth strategy includes capitalizing on government actions aimed at encouraging industry consolidation via the acquisition of neighboring producers at attractive valuations. The company also plans to grow organically through capacity expansion, broadening its product portfolio, improving operating efficiencies, and continued expansion of technical expertise.
China is the world's largest producer and consumer of steel and steel wires. Demand for steel products is primarily driven by spending in the construction, automotive, and infrastructure industries in China. Continued economic development in Hebei, one of the largest steel manufacturing regions in China, and neighboring provinces, and further buildout of tier 3-6 cities in China, provide tremendous medium and long term opportunities for Longhai Steel. Disclaimer
Longhai Steel, Inc. Company Blog
Longhai Steel, Inc. News:
Longhai Steel Provides Q2 2012 Earnings Call Transcript; Gross Profit Up 34%, EPS up 32%
Longhai Steel Announces Strong Second Quarter 2012 Operating Results
Longhai Steel Hosts Q2 2012 Financial Results Conference Call, August 16
USA Recycling Industries, Inc. (USRI)
The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight USA Recycling Industries, Inc. (USRI). Today, USA Recycling Industries, Inc. closed trading at $0.063, off by 1.56%, on 6,000 volume with 0 trade. The stock’s average daily volume over the past 60 days is 13,421, and its 52-week low/high is $0.03/$0.14.
USA Recycling Industries, Inc. (USRI) is a mid-market recyclable waste collection & disposal service, providing specialty recycling programs to commercial & industrial customers throughout North America. Operating through multiple company-owned & partnership recycling centers, the company primarily targets growth opportunities in the $75 billion global scrap metals market.
USA Recycling has operated since its inception in 2000, and its largest operating subsidiary, Scrap USA, since 2007 has been focused on and successful in servicing the automotive service center industry. It currently provides specialty recycling programs to more than 5,000 automotive service center locations operated by some of the most recognizable names in that retail category.
With a well-established national footprint, the company is now integrating other ancillary services such as the collection & disposal of other recyclable waste streams. USA Recycling has also opened the door to franchising opportunities and recently signed a proprietary revenue sharing agreement with Recycling Franchisors, Inc. Other initiatives to drive growth and boost prominence include the launch of a new website and relocation of executive offices.
USA Recycling has successfully contracted automotive waste-generators for collection & disposal services, selling the processed recyclable materials to end-user-consumers through the company's trading operations with offices in North America, India, and the United Arab Emirates. The company's primary aim is to maximize shareholder value while providing the highest level of quality waste collection & disposal services to its customers, ensuring its collected debris remain free of any U.S. landfills. Disclaimer
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USA Recycling Industries, Inc. News:
USA Recycling Industries to Provide Scrap Metal Collection Services to ThyssenKrupp Elevator Americas
USA Recycling Industries Enters Oil Filter Collection and Disposal Services Agreement With Redwood Recycling
USA Recycling Industries Signs Letter of Intent to Expand Used Oil Filter Recycling Operations
Skinny Nutritional Corp. (SKNY)
The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Skinny Nutritional Corp. (SKNY). Today, Skinny Nutritional Corp. closed trading at $0.005, even for the day, on 673,710 volume with 10 trades. The stock’s average daily volume over the past 60 days is 2,833,418, and its 52-week low/high is $0.0045/$0.045.
Skinny Nutritional Corp. (SKNY) has established their Skinny Water® brand as a clear alternative to other products in the enhanced water space, with the only true zero calorie, sugar, carb, sodium, and preservative-containing beverage available. Skinny Water's proprietary formulation of essential antioxidant agents, electrolytes, and the critical vitamins our bodies need in order to achieve optimal function, uses 100% natural flavors, no preservatives, no artificial colors, and only the best purified water.
The company has constructed a network of approximately 50 domestic distributors (with three more internationally), placing product on shelves approximately 15k stores across the United States. Derived from the natural flavors contained in fruits, Skinny Water represents a fortified, extremely low-impact, great-tasting array of beverages that provide a concentrated punch of the nutrients essential for a healthier lifestyle.
The company's strong emphasis on health, fitness, and community has served marketing initiatives very well. The new age beverage segment has seen increasing momentum in recent years, with just about every beverage company getting into the game, but none of them has the kind of no-nonsense product composition behind Skinny Water, something that appeals directly to the majority of the core consumer market.
Skinny Nutritional continues to build value around the Skinny Water brand, and today has numerous trademarks in the healthy beverage and snack food categories. As consumers migrate away from sugar based beverages and empty calories, Skinny Water is ideally positioned to benefit from positive market trends as management focuses on delivering exceptional value to shareholders. Disclaimer
Skinny Nutritional Corp. Blog
Skinny Nutritional Corp. News:
Skinny Nutritional Corp. to Change the Way You Think About Your Water With the Introduction of Skinny Water pH+
A&P's 275 Stores Continue Skinny Water's Mid-Atlantic Penetration
Skinny Nutritional Corp. Enters Into $15M Financing, Positions Company to Grow Skinny Brand Portfolio Nationally
International Stem Cell Corp. (ISCO)
The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight International Stem Cell Corp. (ISCO). Today, International Stem Cell Corp. closed trading at $0.25, off by 7.41%, on 153,650 volume with 30 trades. The stock’s average daily volume over the past 60 days is 31,906, and its 52-week low/high is $0.21/$1.00.
International Stem Cell Corp. (ISCO) specializes in the therapeutic applications of human parthenogenetic stem cells (hpSCs) and the development and commercialization of cell-based research and cosmetic products. The company was first to perfect the natural phenomenon of parthenogenesis, which utilizes unfertilized human eggs to create hpSCs. These stem cells, created in a particular form called HLA homozygous, can be immune-matched to millions of people regardless of sex or racial background, with minimal expectation of immune rejection after transplantation.
hpSCs are as pluripotent as embryonic stem cells (ESCs) and have significant therapeutic potential but their creation does not involve the destruction of a viable human embryo – thus sidestepping the controversy and ethical dilemmas associated with the use of human embryonic stem cells. Different from induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSs), hpSCs do not involve manipulation of gene expression back to a less differentiated stage – a practice that may become a safety or regulatory obstacle in clinical applications.
A relatively small number of hpSC lines can offer the potential of producing the first true stem cell bank, UniStemCell, which ISCO intends to create as a means of serving populations across the globe. The company's scientists are currently focused on using hpSC to treat severe diseases of the eye, nervous system, and liver, for which cell therapy has been clinically proven but is limited due to the unavailability of safe human cells.
In addition to its therapeutic focus, ISCO also provides two revenue streams. Firstly through its subsidiary Lifeline Cell Technology, specialized cells and growth media for biological research around the world, and secondly its subsidiary Lifeline Skin Care, the company manufactures and sells anti-aging skincare products utilizing an extract from the hpSC and by leveraging the latest discoveries in the fields of stem cell biology, nanotechnology, and skin cream formulation technology. Disclaimer
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International Stem Cell Corp. News:
International Stem Cell Corp Announces World-Renowned Scientists Join as Advisors on Parkinson's Disease Program
International Stem Cell Corporation to Host Second Quarter 2012 Financial Results Conference Call August 10
International Stem Cell Corporation's Co-Chairman and CEO Andrey Semechkin PhD Publishes Letter to Shareholders
Even though the potential of stem cell technology to open a new world of tissue regeneration and disease treatment is compelling, the science has involved a host of challenges in making the dream a reality. Stem cells are immortal cells that can themselves reproduce and also change (differentiate) into more specialized cells such as skin, liver, or blood cells, but the complexity of cell chemistry has revealed unexpected barriers in the application of stem cells. Some types of stem cells are limited in their ability to differentiate into other types of cells. Some types of stem cells are difficult to grow in culture. Some types of stem cells are not applicable to treating genetic disorders. In addition, there is the overarching problem of immune matching, where the patient’s body rejects implanted cells unless they are of a very special type, involving a great deal of work and expense to locate and verify.
One of the most promising sources of hope in addressing not just one but all of these serious issues can be found in the work of a California company, International Stem Cell Corporation, developers of a brand new and very powerful class of stem cells based on what is called parthenogenesis. Parthenogenetic stem cells (hpSCs) are unique in that they are sourced from unfertilized human eggs, avoiding the controversy of using human embryos. The stem cells are created by chemically stimulating the ova to begin division. The ova are not fertilized and no viable embryo is created or destroyed.
Because of the special way in which parthenogenetic stem cells are generated, they have a remarkable and unmatched combination of properties, superior to other types of stem cell for therapeutic application:
• Embryonic Stem Cells – Although having many positive qualities, embryonic stem cells are impractical for wide-spread therapeutic use due to significant problems with immune matching and ethical concerns over the use of human embryos.
• Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells (iPS) – iPS cells also have problems with immune matching, and are deficient for use with genetic diseases since they naturally carry the damaged gene.
• Adult Stem Cells – Besides the immune matching problem, adult stem cells are restricted in their ability to differentiate and to be grown in culture, and are also deficient for use with genetic diseases.
• ISCO Parthenogenetic Stem Cells (hpSC) – hpSC cells from ISCO represent a huge breakthrough to the immune matching problem, providing potential histocompatibility with significant segments of the human population. In addition, they are pluripotent, able to differentiate into many types of cells. They can also be applied to genetic diseases, and are able to be grown in culture.
In short, Parthenogenetic stem cells, developed by ISCO, are the only known class of cells that meet all the criteria that are important when considering therapeutic applications.
For additional information, visit the company’s website at www.InternationalStemCell.com
Green Technology Solutions, the rare-earth and precious metals-focused developer (emphasis on tungsten), reported today that the company’s mining subsidiary, GTSO Resources, plans to go full steam ahead with global tungsten mining opportunity acquisitions, starting with Africa.
GTSO will be joined in this effort by JV partner Diamond V Associates, Inc., the Alaskan placer-focused gold developer, whose sampling efforts in Ghana have produced some choice black sands core material that is slated to be sent off this week for analysis. Globally recognized metallurgy services and analysis firm, ALS Minerals (over 60 regionally-certified facilities around the world), with whom GTSO has worked a great deal in the past, will be handling the assay. As a trusted leader in such analysis, ALS is going to return some solid data for the JV team that will offer a much better window into the projected tungsten and other precious mineral content of the Ghanese opportunity.
Tungsten is rapidly evolving as the hottest precious metal of the 21st century and prices have been ramping up steadily amid a series of market forces, from China limiting export volumes considerably (while demand grows at around 6.5% annually), to increasingly wide usage in a whole array of manufacturing applications where it is a key element (everything ranging from bulb filaments and hardened steel bits, up to ballistic missiles). GTSO is looking to set up shop globally and opportunities in West Africa are particularly appealing for a variety of economic and logistical factors, thus the company will proceed rapidly with development of a new mining operation in Ghana should the samples validate anticipated mineral content.
China has been in a near monopoly position on tungsten for years now, pricing others out of the market and wielding some 80% of overall market input. Given that the element has no potential substitute in most applications and is a critical component of things like cruise missiles, it is a vital strategic resource and GTSO sees the huge opportunity to generate shareholder value inherent in the underlying dynamics. The JV gives GTSO greater access to mineral-rich West Africa and the Ghana opportunity could emerge as the company’s major regional foothold.
The JV is also pursuing some nice little tungsten opportunities up in Diamond V’s backyard, near Alaska’s Yukon River, marking another potential production vector for this crucial metal that has seen an eight-fold increase in value in just over a decade. GTSO has put in considerable effort establishing relationships with early and mid-stage sector players in pertinent regions (China and South America in addition to those mentioned). The company is really looking forward to applying their growth capabilities to an ever-hungrier global market for precious metals, where shaving off even a tiny slice of the giant pie dominated by companies like Nemont Mining and Rio Tinto means serious returns for shareholders.
CEO of GTSO, Paul Watson, was excited to get a look at the test results and conveyed the optimism enjoyed by senior personnel, who have a good idea of what the black sand samples contain and are anticipating “very encouraging results.”
For more information on Green Technology Solutions, Inc., or to stay up to date with the latest developments, please visit the company’s website at: www.GTSOResources.com
Mer Telemanagement Solutions, headquartered in Israel, announced that TMC, a global, integrated media company, named their product TEM Suite as a recipient of a 2011 Communications Solutions Product of the Year Award. MTS TEM Suite is a fully integrated TEM and EMM (Enterprise Mobility Management) cloud suite and managed services solution that provides enterprises the ability to comprehensively manage their wireline and wireless communications environments.
“We are very excited that TEM Suite has been recognized by TMC with their 2011 Product of the Year Award,” said John Venditti, VP of Marketing at MTS. “We are seeing strong growth with our TEM Suite solution, especially with our Cloud Platform and Enterprise Mobility Management Services. This recognition by TMC reinforces our commitment to provide our customers and partners with a seamless, cradle to grave solution to help them effectively manage their telecom environment and maximize their telecom savings.”
The MTS TEM Suite solution enables enterprises to gain visibility and control of strategic fixed and mobile telecom assets, services, and IT security policies that drive key business processes and crucial competitive advantage. The platform’s design allows enterprises the ability to outsource their entire Telecom Lifecycle and Mobile Security, or outsource selective processes depending on the enterprise’s unique business needs. TEM Suite‘s specific TEM and EMM lifecycle capabilities include: ordering, provisioning, help desk, asset management, invoice auditing, bill management, mobile device management (MDM), mobile application management (MAM), near real-time wireless CDR capture, wireless procurement and help desk, payment, contract negotiation and management, dispute resolution and management, payment allocation and chargeback, call accounting, private calls management, cable management, E-911, tenant resale and billing, and full lifecycle reporting and dashboards.
The Communications Solutions Product of the Year Award recognizes vision, leadership, and thoroughness. The most innovative products and services brought to the market from March 2011 through March 2012 were chosen as winners of the Communications Solutions Product of the Year Award. The 2011 Communications Solutions Product of the Year Award winners are published on the INTERNET TELEPHONY and Customer Interaction Solutions Websites.
“MTS was chosen to receive a 2011 Product of the Year Award for creating outstanding advancements in communications,” said Rich Tehrani, CEO, TMC. “TEM Suite has proven benefits for its customers and provides ROI for the companies that use it. Congratulations to the entire team at MTS, I look forward to more innovative solutions from them in the coming year.”
Mer Telemanagement Solutions is a global provider of business support systems (BSS) for comprehensive telecommunication management, telecommunications expense management (TEM) solutions, and customer care & billing (CC&B) solutions.
Other technology offerings include the MTS cloud which provides consulting and managed services solutions — including integrated management of invoices, assets, wireless, optimization, usage, mobile device management (MDM), procurement, help desk, and bill payment, along with dashboards and reporting tools that provide professionals at every level of the organization with rapid access to concise, actionable data. MTS also provides MVNE service to allow quick launch of new MVNO initiatives in pay as you grow and revenue share models. In addition, MTS has pre-configured solutions to support emerging carriers of focused solutions (e.g. IPTV, VoIP, WiMAX, MVNO) to rapidly install a full-featured and scalable solution.
For more information please visit the MTS web site: www.mtsint.com
Global medical technology company MGC Diagnostics yesterday announced that its new trading symbol, “MGCD,” became effective. In connection with a recent name change, the company’s common stock has been assigned a new CUSIP number, 552768103. Outstanding stock certificates have not been affected by the name change and do not need to be exchanged.
MGC Diagnostics has launched a new corporate Web site and logo as part of a company-wide rebranding initiative. The new identity is intended to better communicate to customers and shareholders what the company brings to the market: leading-edge cardiorespiratory diagnostic technology, a renewed dedication to product innovation, customer service and support that are unmatched, and an aim at anticipating and solving unmet needs. The three vertical elements in the company’s new logo represent MGC Diagnostics’ pillars of commitment: Provide unmatched service and support; relentlessly make improvements; and anticipate and solve unmet customer needs. The circle around the pillars represents the company’s market, as MGC Diagnostics considers everyone who interacts with, uses, or benefits from the company’s products to be a customer.
Designing a differentiated position in the minds of stakeholders, customers, and competitors has been a guiding element of MGC Diagnostics’ strategy. The company has historically operated with three separate identities: Angeion for the investment community, New Leaf in the fitness business, and MEDGRAPHICS in the cardiorespiratory business. Of the three entities, MEDGRAPHICS has commanded the strongest identity and value position.
The company will execute a public launch of its new corporate identity at the European Respiratory Society (ERS) Annual Congress 2012 in Vienna, Austria. The ERS, which takes place Sept. 1-5 this year, is the biggest international gathering of respiratory professionals, who come together to learn about the most current scientific developments, cardiorespiratory technology innovations, newly released products, clinical practice, and patient care.
MGC Diagnostics is a worldwide medical technology company dedicated to cardiorespiratory health solutions. The company is engaged in developing, manufacturing, and marketing noninvasive diagnostics systems. MGC Diagnostics’ portfolio of products provides solutions for disease detection, integrated care, and wellness across the spectrum of cardiorespiratory healthcare. The company’s products are sold internationally through distributors and in the U.S. through a direct sales force, which targets heart and lung specialists in hospitals, university-based medical centers, medical clinics, physician offices, pharmaceutical companies, medical device manufacturers, and clinical research organizations.
For more information, visit the company’s new corporate Web site at www.MGCDiagnostics.com
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