UPDATE - Audi Receives First Autonomous Driving Permit Issued by the State of California Sep 17, 2014 07:41PM

HERNDON, VA -- (Marketwired) -- 09/17/14 --

  • New California laws governing the testing of automated driving go into effect today
  • Regulations require surety bond coverage of at least $5 million for each vehicle covered by a license; allow testing on any state road
  • Audi was the first OEM to gain a Nevada autonomous driving plate in 2012, and the first to test on new Florida connected car expressway

Audi will be the first company to receive a newly established autonomous driving permit issued by California. A range of new regulations that govern the testing of automated driving on the state's roads take effect today.

Audi has conducted research over tens of thousands of miles in Europe and various U.S. states, where such testing is permitted. The research is aimed at preparing a highly automated Piloted driving system for freeway traffic conditions. Audi envisions this technology could be ready for consumer introduction within five years.

California roads are especially crucial to Audi Piloted driving testing because the state is home to the brand's Electronics Research Lab. ERL engineers are working on a wide range of automated driving issues, including human-machine interface prompts that indicate when the human or the vehicle are handling driving functions.

Audi and ERL researchers have been involved in the pursuit of automated driving from its earliest stages. Audi, ERL and Stanford University engineers collaborated on the development of the Autonomous Audi TTS Pikes Peak car, which successfully completed the challenging 12.42-mile route of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb race in Colorado in 27 minutes without a human in the car.

"Audi is a driving force behind the research taking automated driving from science fiction to pre-production readiness," said Scott Keogh, President, Audi of America. "Obtaining the first permit issued by the State of California shows that we intend to remain the leader in this vital technology frontier."

California has allowed limited use of its roads for automated vehicle testing in past years. But the state legislature, led by Sen. Alex Padilla, passed legislation that Gov. Jerry Brown signed in 2012 to establish new guidelines for testing and eventually consumer use of technologies, such as Audi Piloted driving.

Regulations taking effect today include proof of insurance or surety bonds for manufacturers testing automated driving research cars, and permits for company-designated operators of those vehicles.

"California has shown time and time again that it is a global technological leader and today marks the beginning of a new era for the auto industry," Sen. Padilla said. "Driverless vehicle technology has the potential to revolutionize driving, reduce traffic accidents and save lives. I applaud the efforts of Audi of America and others whose commitment is making this technology a reality."

In 2012, Audi was the first automotive OEM to receive one of the red autonomous vehicle license plates issues by the State of Nevada. In July, with Florida Gov. Rick Scott, Audi was the first automaker to demonstrate the capability of its automated driving technologies on a Tampa expressway newly designated as an autonomous and connected car test bed.

Download an image of the Audi A7 Traffic Jam Pilot prototype in a classic California setting at audiusanews.com here: http://www.audiusanews.com/image-gallery.do?method=view&imageGalleryId=555&mid=1

The newest running footage of Audi automated driving technology can be found at audiusanews.com here: http://audiusanews.com/mediacenter.do?&cid=136bc58593126&method=viewChannel

See the Audi A7 Traffic Jam Pilot prototype in action on the AudiUSA YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=reEF9SnFeSk&list=UUuBV7qZtBMbnuB_0bXDoLaQ

ABOUT AUDI Audi of America, Inc. and its U.S. dealers offer a full line of German-engineered luxury vehicles. AUDI AG is among the most successful luxury automotive brands globally. The Audi Group delivered 1,575,500 vehicles to customers globally in 2013, and broke all-time company sales records for the 4th straight year in the U.S. Through 2018, AUDI AG will invest about $30 billion on new products, facilities and technologies. Visit www.audiusa.com or www.audiusanews.com for more information regarding Audi vehicles and business topics.

Source: Audi of America


Lowell Copper Announces Exercise of Warrants; Results of 2014 Annual General Meeting Sep 17, 2014 07:37PM

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwired) -- 09/17/14 -- Lowell Copper Ltd. (TSX VENTURE: JDL) ("Lowell Copper" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that 95% of the 4,370,000 warrants (the "Warrants") issued on September 14, 2009 (see news release dated September 17, 2009) have been exercised, raising gross proceeds of $641,700. Pursuant to such exercise, Lowell Copper has issued an aggregate of 2,070,000 common shares (the Company's common shares were consolidated on a two-for-one basis as part of the reverse takeover transaction completed on July 9, 2013 (the "RTO")). Of the common shares issued on the exercise of the Warrants 420,000 of such common shares are subject to the terms of an escrow agreement dated as of July 9, 2013 among the Company, Computershare Investors Services Inc. and certain securityholders in connection with the RTO (see news release dated July 9, 2013). The remaining Warrants have expired.

Annual General Meeting Results

The Company also announces that all shareholder resolutions proposed at the Company's 2014 annual general meeting of shareholders held on September 10, 2014 were duly passed. Specifically the shareholders passed resolutions approving: the consolidated financial statements of the Company for the financial year ended December 31, 2013, together with the reports of the auditors thereon; the re-election of J. David Lowell, Catherine McLeod-Seltzer, David De Witt, Marcel de Groot, Greg Smith and Shannon Shaw as the directors of the Company; the re-appointment of Grant Thornton LLP as the auditors of the Company; the re-approval of the Company's stock option plan and amendments to the articles of the Company to provide for the use of "notice-and-access" by the Company in calling meetings of its shareholders.

About Lowell Copper

Lowell Copper is a copper exploration and development focused company led by J. David Lowell and is listed on the TSX Venture Exchange. The Company was founded to leverage the current market conditions and build a portfolio of economic copper projects through a combination of exploration, mergers and acquisitions by utilizing the considerable experience and success of management and directors of the Company.

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 ADEQUACEY OR ACCURACY OF THIS RELEASE.

Contacts:
Lowell Copper Ltd.
Marcel de Groot
President
(604) 628-1102
(604) 688-0094 (FAX)

Source: Lowell Copper Ltd.


FP Newspapers Inc. Announces Monthly Dividend-September 2014 Sep 17, 2014 07:37PM

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA -- (Marketwired) -- 09/17/14 -- FP Newspapers Inc. (TSX: FP) today announced a cash dividend of $0.05 per share, payable on October 31, 2014 to shareholders of record at the close of business on September 30, 2014. As previously announced, going forward the dividend frequency has been changed from monthly to quarterly and the fourth quarter dividend will be declared on or before December 12, 2014 and payable at the end of January 2015.

All dividends paid by the Company in 2014 and subsequent years, unless stated otherwise, are designated to be eligible dividends pursuant to subsection 89(14) of the Income Tax Act (Canada) and any applicable provincial legislation pertaining to eligible dividends. Holders of shares who are non-residents of Canada will be required to pay all withholding taxes payable in respect of the dividend.

FPI owns securities entitling it to 49% of the distributable cash of FP Canadian Newspapers Limited Partnership ("FPLP"). FPLP owns the Winnipeg Free Press, the Brandon Sun, and their related businesses, as well as the Canstar Community News division, the publisher of six community newspapers in the Winnipeg region, The Carillon in Steinbach with its related commercial printing operations, and the Carberry News Express weekly publication. The Winnipeg Free Press publishes six days a week for delivery to subscribers and single copy sales, serving Winnipeg and Manitoba with an average Monday through Saturday circulation of approximately 109,700 copies. On Sundays the Winnipeg Free Press publishes a newspaper sold through single-copy retail outlets and vending boxes. The Brandon Sun publishes six days a week, serving the region with an average circulation of approximately 11,900 copies. Canstar Community News publishes weekly with an average circulation of approximately 200,000 copies. The businesses employ approximately 510 full time equivalent people in Winnipeg, Brandon, Steinbach and Carberry Manitoba. Further information can be found at www.fpnewspapers.com, and in the disclosure documents filed by FP Newspapers Inc. with the securities regulatory authorities, available at www.sedar.com.

Contacts:
Daniel Koshowski, CFO
FP Newspapers Inc.
Phone (204) 697-7425, Fax (204) 632-0281

Source: FP Newspapers Inc.


InventHelp® Client Develops Cajun Sauce (BMA-4209) Sep 17, 2014 07:35PM

Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) September 17, 2014

"I was experimenting with recipes for a new sauce I was thinking about," said an inventor from North Scituate, R.I. "After playing around with the ingredients in my kitchen, I concocted this delicious cajunaise."

She developed Sue's Cajunaise to add flavor to various foods. This makes food more appetizing and tasty. It is usable on a variety of foods. The recipe serves as an alternative to traditional condiments. It is made with flavorful ingredients. Additionally, the sauce is usable in households and restaurants.

The original design was submitted to the Boston office of InventHelp. It is currently available for licensing or sale to manufacturers or marketers. For more information, write Dept. 13-BMA-4209, InventHelp, 217 Ninth Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, or call (412) 288-1300 ext. 1368. Learn more about InventHelp's Invention Submission Services at http://www.InventHelp.com - https://www.youtube.com/user/inventhelp

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/InventHelp-Inventions/Food-Sues-Cajunaise/prweb12146197.htm


HACKJACKET Announces Completion Of Rebranding From Federated Networks Sep 17, 2014 07:31PM

TORONTO, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- HACKJACKET, a Toronto based Internet security and privacy company, today announced the complete rebranding of its corporate identity and website from Federated Networks to HACKJACKET.  "Although we recognize and are proud that Federated Networks pioneered some important technologies related to the strengthening of the SSL protocol and the immunization of devices from spyware, ultimately the original vision of our business and our brand evolved and it was time to reframe our identity to more accurately and succinctly communicate our value propositions," noted David Lowenstein, CEO of HACKJACKET. The redesigned branding showcases a fresh look for the company and the website utilizes a responsive and easy-to-navigate mobile friendly design. Website visitors will also find information about the Company, its technologies and products, as well as the Protect Yourself Blog for those interested in learning more about the latest news, trends, ideas and issues related to Internet security, privacy, trust and hacking.

The Internet's security and privacy threat vectors as well as our collective knowledge of them have both risen exponentially in recent years. The number of successful attacks by Hacktivist's, cybercriminal's, nation state actors and even citizen surveillance oriented governments clearly demonstrate the relative ease of materially bypassing today's protection solutions. "Given the growing public awareness of the need for better online protection, we are excited to soon be introducing a set of solutions that embrace a bold new protection vision and technology, as well as some provably strong results," said Risu Na, Chief Technology officer of HACKJACKET.

The basic idea behind HACKJACKET is to provide everything you need to Protect Yourself online and personally control the security and privacy of your online data, content, communication, browsing and cloud infrastucture. Said another way, HACKJACKET's bold ambition is to put control of the Internet back where it rightfully belongs, in the hands of its users.  The company will be announcing updates to its web presence, technology and products in the coming months.

About HACKJACKET

HACKJACKET provides everything you need to Protect Yourself online and personally control the security and privacy of your online data, content, communication, browsing and cloud infrastucture. Founded in early 2014, HACKJACKET is headquartered in Toronto (Canada). Protect Yourself Online. WWW.HACKJACKET.COM

Contact:David Lowenstein, CEO, HACKJACKET INC.416-649-5751Email

Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140917/146874

Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140917/146875

SOURCE HACKJACKET


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