SugarHouse Casino Sell Out Leads to Second Chris Tucker Comedy Show

PHILADELPHIA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–After selling out his Saturday, Feb. 10 show at SugarHouse Casino, comedian Chris Tucker has added a second performance on Friday, Feb. 9 at 9 p.m. Tickets are on sale today, Jan. 24 and cost from $79 to $99. The new date was added after the “Rush Hour” movie star’s initial show quickly sold out The Event Center.

“The excitement for Chris Tucker’s comedy show at SugarHouse is palpable,” said Wendy Hamilton, general manager of SugarHouse Casino. “Two nights in a row – I can’t believe it. So great!”

Presently, Tucker is performing his stand-up comedy tour across the United States and internationally, entertaining audiences with his hilarious act. Best known for his role as Detective James Carter in the action/comedy “Rush Hour” film series with Jackie Chan, Tucker is a major player in the comedy scene.

No stranger to the stage, Tucker became a fan favorite performing stand-up on the HBO TV series “Def Comedy Jam” in the 1990s. Since then, his comedy career has risen to new heights, having produced and starred in his first stand-up comedy special, “Chris Tucker Live,” which was exclusively released to Netflix in 2015.

In addition to his comedy performances, Tucker has appeared in major film releases, including the Oscar-nominated film “Silver Linings Playbook” with Robert De Niro, Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper. His prominence in the industry began with the 1995 film “Friday,” and has since sparked a box-office career that has made more than $1 billion.

For more information about Chris Tucker, visit his website at

Tickets for Chris Tucker’s show and for all SugarHouse performances can be purchased on the SugarHouse Casino headliner events page. Upcoming shows include The Revolution (March 9) and Jon Dorenbos (March 16).

In addition to live performances and concerts, the SugarHouse Casino Event Center can be reserved for a variety of occasions, including weddings, corporate receptions, seminars, trade shows and more. The space features floor-to-ceiling windows and panoramic views of the Delaware River waterfront and the Ben Franklin Bridge. Parking is always free.


SugarHouse, which opened in September 2010 as Philly’s casino, features 1,891 slots, 103 table games, a 28-table poker room, fun and unique dining options, riverfront views, and free on-site parking. The casino employs approximately 1,500 people and has been voted a “Best Place to Work” by the Philadelphia Business Journal for seven consecutive years and a “Top Workplace” by for six straight years. For more information, visit

Lexipol Introduces Policy and Training Solution for Georgia Fire Departments

DALLAS, Jan. 24, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Lexipol, the leading provider of state-specific policies and training for public safety agencies, recently announced the introduction of its Fire Policies and Training solution for Georgia fire departments. The new service includes policy content, management and related training delivered via an online platform and mobile app.
Lexipol helps public safety agencies reduce safety risks, liability and costs associated with out-of-date or incomplete policies. Developed by fire service professionals and public safety attorneys, the Lexipol Georgia Fire Policy Manual includes more than 165 policies and is continuously updated to meet changes in laws and best practices. The subscription-based service also includes short, scenario-based training bulletins to reinforce policy content and accountability reporting.“Georgia law enforcement and corrections agencies have been using our policies and training for several years,” said Lexipol CEO Michael Davis. “We are pleased to now offer similar services to the state’s fire departments for complete public safety coverage.”   The Georgia Fire Policies and Training solution is available to the more than 460 fire departments in the state. Lexipol currently offers state-specific fire policies and training in 23 states.To learn more about Lexipol’s Fire Policies and Training solutions, visit Lexipol
Lexipol is America’s leading source of state-specific policy and training solutions that reduce risk, lower litigation costs and improve personnel safety in law enforcement and probation agencies, fire departments and corrections facilities. Delivered via an online platform and mobile app, Lexipol’s content is continuously updated to address legislative changes and evolving best practices. Using accountability tools and integrated training, Lexipol provides a cost-effective way for agencies to enhance policy compliance and understanding, allowing leaders to focus more resources on serving their communities. With principal offices in Dallas, Texas and Irvine, California, Lexipol offers policy management solutions to more than 3,000 agencies in 35 states. For additional information, visit
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Mueller Water Products Announces New Chairman of its Board of Directors

ATLANTA, Jan. 24, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Mueller Water Products, Inc. (NYSE:MWA) today announced the election of Mark J. O’Brien as non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors following the retirement of Executive Chairman Gregory E. Hyland, effective January 24, 2018.  Mr. Hyland will also retire as a board member.
“For more than a decade, Greg has provided excellent leadership, and we thank him for his service, dedication and guidance,” said Mark J. O’Brien, incoming non-Executive Chairman of the Board.As President and CEO, Mr. Hyland led the launch of Mueller Water Products as an independent public company. Subsequently, he led the Company’s becoming financially stronger and operationally more efficient.  During his tenure, the Company implemented LEAN Six Sigma processes throughout its manufacturing operations and experienced consistent financial growth, while reducing its debt by $1 billion over the past ten years.  Mr. Hyland stepped down from his role as President and CEO in January 2017 and simultaneously assumed the role of Executive Chairman, when Scott Hall was appointed President and CEO.Mr. O’Brien is the former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Walter Investment Management Corporation and has served as an Independent Director of Mueller Water Products since 2006 and Lead Independent Director since 2015.  Prior to his tenure at Walter Investment Management Corporation, Mr. O’Brien held executive leadership roles within the housing industry. “Mark has made significant contributions in his current role as a board member and Lead Independent Director,” said Scott Hall, President and CEO of Mueller Water Products.  “I look forward to working with him in his new role along with the rest of the board, as we continue to deliver value for our shareholders.”With the appointment of a non-Executive Chair, the Company has eliminated the Lead Independent Director role.About Mueller Water Products, Inc.Mueller Water Products, Inc. (NYSE:MWA) is a leading manufacturer and marketer of products and services used in the transmission, distribution and measurement of water in North America.  Our broad product and service portfolio includes engineered valves, fire hydrants, metering products and systems, leak detection and pipe condition assessment.  We help municipalities increase operational efficiencies, improve customer service and prioritize capital spending, demonstrating why Mueller Water Products is Where Intelligence Meets Infrastructure®.  Visit us at Contact: Yolanda Kokayi
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Students, Parents, Teachers, and Community Celebrate National School Choice Week at Tyler Classical Academy

TYLER, Texas, Jan. 24, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Hundreds turned out yesterday at  Tyler Classical Academy, a ResponsiveEd public charter school, for its National School Choice Week (NSCW) celebration. Guest speakers, including Tyler City Councilmember Bob Westbrook, addressed the crowd about the importance of giving options to parents when considering where and how their children receive an education.“It’s so wonderful to see community support for schools of choice. Thank you to Mr. Westbrook, our staff, students, and the parents who make schools like ours a success,” said Tyler Classical Academy Campus Director Paula Biddle. “Public charter schools across the nation are celebrating the growth of school choice this week and it’s an honor for us to be a part of that effort.”  In addition to guest speakers, the festivities included a student council donation to The Salvation Army for more than $800, food provided by Chick-fil-A, games, giveaways and a special performance by The Morris Brothers emphasizing positive choices and good character.Started in 2011, NSCW has grown into the world’s largest celebration of opportunity in education. January 21 – 27 is National School Choice Week 2018 and supporters don yellow scarves to commemorate the occasion. More than 273,000 students attend the 200 public charter schools across Texas with more than 140,000 on waiting lists.  ResponsiveEd® is a non-profit corporation that operates more than 70 tuition-free public schools throughout Texas and Arkansas, including Premier High Schools℠, ResponsiveEd Classical Academies, Founders Classical Academies®, Quest Academies, iSchool High®, and iSchool Virtual Academy. ResponsiveEd’s mission is to provide hope to students through innovative, character-based,  personalized learning environments. To learn more, visit Connected:Facebook:
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National Grid Names New SVP & Chief Technology and Innovation Officer

WALTHAM, MA, Jan. 24, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) —National Grid plc has named Silicon Valley veteran Lisa Lambert to a new post as Senior Vice President and Chief Technology and Innovation Officer at National Grid Ventures. Ms. Lambert will lead innovation through venture and growth capital investing, internal and external innovation projects, such as technology scouting, incubations and accelerations, and technology commercialization. Ms. Lambert will build her Silicon Valley-based organization and connect National Grid plc to the technology, entrepreneurial and venture capital community to address key trends within the energy industry. “I’m excited to join National Grid Ventures during this important time for the energy industry,” said Lisa Lambert. “National Grid is already leading the way in building a clean energy future, and it’s just scratching the surface on what’s possible. I look forward to helping advance this ambition for its customers.”Lisa Lambert brings to National Grid an impressive 25-year background in technology innovation, venture investing, and executive leadership, both in Fortune 500 and startup organizations. Ms. Lambert was previously with The Westly Group, a clean technology private venture capital firm based in Menlo Park, where she was Managing Partner and led investments in the internet of things, resource efficiency, and software technology companies. Prior to The Westly Group, she worked at Intel Corporation for 19 years and was Vice President and Managing Director of Intel Capital’s Software and Services Group and the Founder and Managing Director of the $125 million Intel Capital Diversity Fund. Ms. Lambert led global investments in over 100 companies over her career at Intel Capital and managed a large organization of senior investment professionals. Ms. Lambert produced top decile returns, including seven IPOs and over 35 M&A exits.Ms. Lambert has sat on the board of directors of several portfolio companies including most recently Silkroad TechnologyBrit+Co, and X+1 (acquired by Rocket Fuel). She is also on the board of directors for the National Venture Capital Association and is co-chair of the Venture Forward initiative. She began her career at Owens-Corning as a software engineer, and also worked in sales, strategy, and business development roles. Ms. Lambert earned an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BS in Management Information Systems from The Pennsylvania State University. Ms. Lambert is also Founder/CEO and Chair of UPWARD, a global network of executive women designed to accelerate career advancement.**************************************About National Grid plc
National Grid (LSE: NG; NYSE: NGG) is one of the world’s largest utilities, focused on delivering energy safely, efficiently, reliably and responsibly. National Grid is an international electricity and gas company and one of the largest investor-owned energy companies in the world. We play a vital role in delivering gas and electricity to many millions of people across Great Britain and northeastern US in an efficient, reliable and safe manner.
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IIROC Trading Halt / Suspension de la negociation par l'OCRCVM – HIP

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(Marketwired – Jan. 24, 2018) – The following issues have been halted by IIROC / L’OCRCVM a suspendu la négociation des titres suivants:

Company / Société : Newstrike Resources Ltd.
TSX-Venture Symbol / Symbole à la Bourse de croissance TSX : HIP
Reason / Motif : At the Request of the Company Pending News / À la demande de la société en attendant une nouvelle
Halt Time (ET) / Heure de la suspension (HE) 15 :04

IIROC can make a decision to impose a temporary suspension of trading in a security of a publicly listed company, usually in anticipation of a material news announcement by the company. Trading halts are issued based on the principle that all investors should have the same timely access to important company information. IIROC is the national self-regulatory organization which oversees all investment dealers and trading activity on debt and equity marketplaces in Canada.

L’OCRCVM peut prendre la decision d’imposer une suspension provisoire des negociations sur le titre d’une societe cotee en bourse, habituellement en prevision d’une annonce importante de la part de la societe. Les suspensions de negociations sont imposees suivant le principe que tous les investisseurs devraient avoir un acces egal et simultane a l’information importante au sujet des societes dans lesquelles ils investissent. L’OCRCVM est l’organisme d’autoreglementation national qui surveille l’ensemble des societes de courtage et l’ensemble des operations effectuees sur les marches boursiers et les marches de titres d’emprunt au Canada.

Please note that IIROC is not able to provide any additional information regarding a specific trading halt. Information is limited to general enquiries only. Veuillez prendre note que l’OCRCVM n’est pas en mesure de fournir d’informations supplementaires au sujet d’une suspension des negociations en particulier. L’information est restreinte aux questions generales.

Newstrike Resources Ltd. Announces $50 Million Bought Deal Financing

TORONTO, ONTARIO–(Marketwired – Jan. 24, 2018) –


Newstrike Resources Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:HIP) (“Newstrike” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement with a syndicate of underwriters (the “Underwriters”) co-led by INFOR Financial Inc. and Cormark Securities Inc. pursuant to which the Underwriters have agreed to purchase 39,000,000 units (the “Units”) of the Company on a “bought deal” basis pursuant to a short form prospectus to be filed, subject to all required regulatory approvals, at a price per Unit of $1.32 (the “Issue Price”) for gross proceeds of $51,480,000 (the “Offering”).

The Company has agreed to grant the Underwriters an over-allotment option to purchase up to an additional 15% of the Units at the Issue Price, exercisable in whole or in part, at any time on or prior to the date that is 30 days following the closing of the Offering. If this option is exercised in full, an additional $7,722,000 will be raised pursuant to the Offering and the aggregate proceeds of the Offering will be $59,202,000.

Each Unit will be comprised of one common share of the Company (a “Common Share”) and one common share purchase warrant (a “Warrant”). Each full Warrant shall entitle the holder thereof to purchase one additional Common Share at an exercise price of $1.75, for a period of 24 months following the closing of the Offering.

The Company intends to use the proceeds of the Offering to fund strategic growth opportunities and for general and corporate purposes.

In addition to a cash commission, the Underwriters will be receiving compensation warrants exercisable into Units with an exercise price equal to the Offering Price.

The closing date of the Offering is scheduled to be on or about February 14, 2018 and is subject to certain customary conditions, including the receipt of all necessary approvals, the approval of the TSX Venture Exchange and the approval of applicable securities regulatory authorities.

The Units will be offered by way of a short form prospectus to be filed in all of the provinces of Canada, except Quebec, pursuant to National Instrument 44-101 – Short Form Prospectus Distributions. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy nor shall there be any sale of the securities in any state in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful. The securities being offered have not been, nor will they be, registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “1933 Act”, and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements of the 1933 Act, as amended, and applicable state securities laws.

About Newstrike

Newstrike is the parent company of Up Cannabis Inc., a licensed producer of cannabis that received its cultivation license on December 19, 2016, and was granted an amendment to begin sales on January 5, 2018. Up Cannabis is in turn the parent company of Up Cannabis Niagara Inc. Newstrike, together with its strategic partners, including Canada’s iconic musicians The Tragically Hip, is developing a diverse network of high quality cannabis brands. For more information visit or

Notice Regarding Forward Looking Statements

This news release contains forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of Newstrike to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements relating to Newstrike’s expectations with respect to the production capacity of cannabis, expansion plans and approvals and timing thereof. Often, but not always, forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of words such as “plans”, “expects” or “does not expect”, “is expected”, “estimates”, “intends”, “anticipates” or “does not anticipate”, or “believes”, or variations of such words and phrases or state that certain actions, events or results “may”, “could”, “would”, “might” or “will” be taken, occur or be achieved. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on the forward-looking statements and information contained in this press release. Since forward-looking statements and information address future events and conditions, by their very nature they involve inherent risks and uncertainties. Actual results could differ materially from those currently anticipated due to a number of factors and risks. Readers are cautioned that the foregoing list of factors is not exhaustive. The forward-looking statements contained in this news release are made as of the date of this release and, accordingly, are subject to change after such date.

Newstrike does not assume any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether written or oral, that may be made from time to time by us or on our behalf, except as required by applicable law.

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

SOURCE Newstrike Resources Ltd.

Hundreds Flock To Florida's Space Coast For 21st Annual Birding and Wildlife Festival

TITUSVILLE, Fla., Jan. 24, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — The annual Space Coast Birding and Wildlife Festival, held each January, is the nation’s top birding event and one of the top 20 events held in the region every year, according to the Southeast Tourism Society*. Now in its 21st year, the event is expected to be bigger and better than ever before, attracting birding enthusiasts and nature experts from around the world to share in their passion for wildlife.

Since its inaugural year in 1997, it has grown to be the largest activity of its kind in the United States*, acting as both a national and international destination for birding, wildlife and other nature-based pursuits. The festival features various activities that are led by nationally prominent naturalists and scientists, as well as photographers, artists, authors and ornithologists.

The 2018 festival takes place Jan. 24-29 and will be based on the Titusville campus of Eastern Florida State College, at 1311 North U.S. Route 1.

“Every year, the event and its activities shine a light on the uniquely special wildlife population of Florida’s Space Coast,” said Eric Garvey, Executive Director of Florida’s Space Coast Office of Tourism.  “Our coastline is home to the largest collection of endangered wildlife and plants in the continental U.S., so this festival, in particular, offers nature and birding enthusiasts from across the world the opportunity to explore areas which are considered world-renowned natural habitats.”

Each year, the six-day festival offers new and one-of-a-kind nature experiences that are sure to thrill even the most novice of nature enthusiasts, and 2018 is no exception. This year, the festival’s attendees will have a chance to explore the birding communities recently devastated by Hurricane Irma and witness the impact the natural disaster had on the area’s habitats.

Excursions focused on technology, photography and the local culture, are also listed on the festival itinerary, along with workshops, exhibits and lectures led by leaders and authorities in the industry.

The Space Coast Birding and Wildlife Festival is organized by the Brevard Nature Alliance, whose mission is to build public awareness and appreciation of the value of the natural resources in Brevard County, Florida, by fostering and promoting ethical, nature-based ecotourism.

For more information, including the up-to-date festival schedule and registration details, visit or call the Brevard Nature Alliance at 321-268-5224.

*2018 Southeast Tourism Society Top 20 Events: January – March


Florida’s Space Coast is a family friendly destination located 45 minutes east of Orlando.  Encompassing Cocoa Beach, Melbourne and the Beaches, Port Canaveral, Titusville, and Palm Bay, it is home to the world’s second-busiest cruise port and 72 miles of beaches (the longest stretch in the state), as well as 190,000 acres of wetlands and waterways full of habitat found nowhere else.  Florida’s Space Coast is home to NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, where rockets still soar into orbit.  For more information, contact the Space Coast Office of Tourism at (877) 572-3224 or visit


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Trigg lança + Grana

SÃO PAULO, 24 de janeiro de 2018 /PRNewswire/ — A Trigg não perde tempo com as novidades aos clientes e, após revolucionar o mercado com a primeira pulseira de pagamento que funciona como o cartão de crédito e, recentemente, um game no estilo plataforma, a marca acaba de lançar um novo serviço: o + Grana, linha de crédito pré-aprovada. Clientes que por qualquer motivo precisam de “dinheiro em dinheiro”, podem solicitar o + Grana rapidamente no app.

“A ideia do serviço é justamente proporcionar ao cliente um dinheiro extra tanto numa urgência, como no planejamento de uma viagem, na compra de um presente ou até mesmo zerar aquele conta que está no vermelho”, ressalta Marcela Miranda, Head e Fundadora da Trigg.

O serviço é bem simples e fácil de contratar, tudo 100% pelo app, e está sendo liberado aos poucos a todos os clientes. “Basta o cliente escolher o valor, o número de parcelas e informar os dados da conta corrente, que precisa obrigatoriamente ser do titular,  para o depósito que será feito em até um dia útil. O valor das parcelas será debitado mensalmente nas faturas do cartão”, explica Marcela. 

Em 2017, também pensando nos momentos emergenciais dos clientes, que muitas vezes estão sem saldo na conta corrente, mas precisam do dinheiro naquele momento, a Trigg lançou o Saque Planejado. Com o valor máximo de R$1 mil, é possível escolher o valor, planejar o pagamento e, ainda, dividir em parcelas. “Lançamos o +Grana para quem precisa de um valor mais alto. Além disso, o dinheiro cai direto na conta corrente”, finaliza Marcela.

Contato: Trigg, 3003-1025



Universal Insurance, A First United Company, Merges With Ledbetter Insurance

OKLAHOMA CITY, Jan. 24, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Universal Insurance Agency, a First United company, announced today that it has merged with Ledbetter Insurance Agency, LLC. The merger, which went into effect Dec. 29, forms one of the largest independent insurance agencies in Oklahoma City and in the state of Oklahoma.

The partnership continues the expansion of Universal Insurance as a wholly owned subsidiary of First United Bank since 2014 offering commercial insurance, personal insurance, and employee benefits in communities throughout Oklahoma and Texas. Ledbetter, which was founded in Oklahoma City in 1918, brings years of experience to Universal while expanding the ability to better serve customers.

“We are excited to join forces with the insurance team at Universal and such a culture-driven organization like First United,” Greg Moore, president of Ledbetter Insurance, said. “Together, we will be able to strengthen our resources and continue to serve our clients with their expanding needs in commercial property and casualty, employee benefits, and personal insurance while providing a phenomenal customer experience.” 

“The opportunity to partner with Greg Moore, Bruce Chadick, Mark Holland and the entire Ledbetter team enables us to significantly broaden our talented team at Universal,” Howard McClure, president of Universal Insurance, added.  “First United is committed to expanding our insurance business in Oklahoma and Texas to empower more businesses, professionals and neighbors in our communities.”

Universal Insurance Agency is a wholly owned subsidiary of First United Bank offering insurance throughout Texas and Oklahoma, including commercial, personal and employee benefits. Established in 1900, First United has more than 85 bank, mortgage and insurance locations throughout Texas and Oklahoma. It is one of the largest, well-capitalized banking organizations in the Southwest with assets of more than $6 billion, and it is among the largest privately held community banking organizations in the U.S. First United provides a full range of financial services including banking, mortgage, insurance, and investment products and services, and is dedicated to inspiring and empowering others to Spend Life Wisely®. Learn more at

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