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Astroport Space Technologies Awarded Second NASA Technology Research Contract for Lunar Construction

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Monday, August 8, 2022 - 11:46pm

SAN ANTONIO, Aug. 8, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Astroport Space Technologies, Inc. has been awarded its second NASA Phase 1 Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) contract for the construction of landing pads on the Moon.

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  • SAN ANTONIO, Aug. 8, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Astroport Space Technologies, Inc. has been awarded its second NASA Phase 1 Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) contract for the construction of landing pads on the Moon.
  • The project will build on Astroport's previous Phase 1 STTR-21 work on regolith melting technologies and robotic bricklaying system for lunar infrastructure construction.
  • Astroport's Founder/CEO and Space Architect, Sam Ximenes said, "we are pleased that NASA continues to place confidence in our team's ability to define and develop technologies and processes for lunar infrastructure construction.
  • About Astroport:Astroport Space Technologies Inc. is a space construction and materials manufacturing company turning planetary resources into durable feedstock for autonomous construction of lunar surface infrastructure.

United States Mint to Begin Shipping Fourth American Women Quarters™ Program Coins August 15

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Monday, August 8, 2022 - 7:30pm

Washington, DC, Aug. 08, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The United States Mint (Mint) will begin shipping the fourth coin in the American Women Quarters (AWQ) Program on August 15.

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  • Washington, DC, Aug. 08, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The United States Mint (Mint) will begin shipping the fourth coin in the American Women Quarters (AWQ) Program on August 15.
  • The fourth coin in our American Women Quarters Program honors Nina Otero-Warren, a courageous advocate for women, children, and Hispanic and Native American communities, said Mint Director Ventris C. Gibson.
  • It was designed by United States Mint Artistic Infusion Program (AIP) Designer Chris Costello and sculpted by United States Mint Medallic Artist Craig A. Campbell.
  • Authorized by Public Law 116-330 , the American Women Quarters Program features coins with reverse (tails) designs emblematic of the accomplishments and contributions of American women.

First Citrus Bancorporation, Inc. Shareholders Approve Transaction with DFCU Financial

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Monday, August 8, 2022 - 2:40pm

TAMPA, Fla., Aug. 08, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- First Citrus Bancorporation, Inc. (OTC Markets: FCIT ), the parent bank holding company for First Citrus Bank, announced that its shareholders voted and unanimously approved the DFCU Financial all-cash transaction on Thursday, August 4, 2022.

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  • TAMPA, Fla., Aug. 08, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- First Citrus Bancorporation, Inc. (OTC Markets: FCIT ), the parent bank holding company for First Citrus Bank, announced that its shareholders voted and unanimously approved the DFCU Financial all-cash transaction on Thursday, August 4, 2022.
  • Its no surprise that shareholders overwhelmingly approved our merger because DFCU Financial is such a quality organization.
  • First Citrus Bancorporation, Inc., is a Florida corporation and the parent bank holding company for First Citrus Bank, a Florida commercial bank.
  • First Citrus Bancorporation assumes no obligation to update the forward-looking information in this announcement, except as required under applicable law.

2020 Mom Hires New Key Leaders

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Monday, August 8, 2022 - 1:32pm

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 8, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- 2020 Mom, a nonprofit advocacy organization whose mission is to close gaps in maternal mental health care, welcomes four new staff members to support its research and policy efforts.

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  • join 2020 Mom to further its work to aggressively close gaps in the U.S. maternal mental health care system.
  • Ebony Wrenn, M.Ed., will serve as the Program Director for Mom Congress, currently a project of 2020 Mom.
  • 2020 Mom is working to prevent the suffering of mothers, babies, and families associated with untreated maternal mental health disorders, like postpartum depression.
  • 2020 Mom has driven the national conversation from one centered around raising awareness of one disorder, to building a movement to address maternal mental health.

Canada and the Muskeg Lake Cree Nation settle 1919 Soldier Settlement Board Surrender specific claim

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Thursday, August 4, 2022 - 5:00pm

MUSKEG LAKE CREE NATION TREATY 6, SK, Aug. 4, 2022 /CNW/ -Today, Chief Kelly Wolfe of Muskeg Lake Cree Nation; and the Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, announced that Muskeg Lake Cree Nationand the Government of Canada have reached a settlement of the 1919 Soldier Settlement Board Surrender specific claim.

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  • MUSKEG LAKE CREE NATION TREATY 6, SK, Aug. 4, 2022 /CNW/ -Today, Chief Kelly Wolfe of Muskeg Lake Cree Nation; and the Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, announced that Muskeg Lake Cree Nationand the Government of Canada have reached a settlement of the 1919 Soldier Settlement Board Surrender specific claim.
  • This marks a significant step toward addressing the wrongs done to the community and rebuilding Canada's relationship with Muskeg Lake Cree Nation.
  • Submitted by Muskeg Lake Cree Nationin February 2014, this specific claim concerns Canada's breach of pre-surrender and post-surrender obligations to the First Nation in relation to the 1919 surrender of 8,960 acres of Muskeg Lake reserve land for the purpose of providing settlement lands to veterans returning from the First World War.
  • The 1919 Soldier Settlement Board Surrender Specific Claim was accepted for negotiation in August 2017.

Benchmark Advances Preliminary Economic Assessment, Feasibility Study, and Environmental Baseline Studies for Its Gold-Silver Project

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Thursday, August 4, 2022 - 2:00pm

We look forward to delivering the final study outputs, sharing the Feasibility Study report, and applying for regulatory approvals."

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  • We look forward to delivering the final study outputs, sharing the Feasibility Study report, and applying for regulatory approvals."
  • The Company is nearing completion of a PEA for the Lawyers Project with results to be disseminated in August, 2022.
  • The Lawyers PEA is a major milestone for Benchmark and further shows Benchmark's expertise in creating value and certainty during mineral project development.
  • Upon completion of all environmental baseline studies, the Company expects to commence the EA process planning and EA application preparation phase in mid-2024.

EllisDon Partners with Missanabie Cree First Nation for First Housing Now Indigenous-Led Site for Indigenous Seniors

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Wednesday, August 3, 2022 - 1:57pm

MISSISSAUGA, ON, Aug. 3, 2022 /CNW/ - EllisDon Community Builders has partnered with the Missanabie Cree First Nation for the first Housing Now Indigenous-led site for Indigenous seniors.

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  • MISSISSAUGA, ON, Aug. 3, 2022 /CNW/ - EllisDon Community Builders has partnered with the Missanabie Cree First Nation for the first Housing Now Indigenous-led site for Indigenous seniors.
  • Located at 140 Merton Street, Toronto, the building will provide housing options for Indigenous Elders and other seniors.
  • "Providing a safe, respectful and holistic environment for our Nation's members is a foundational part of who we are as Missanabie Cree First Nation," said Chief Jason Gauthier, Missanabie Cree First Nation.
  • The City of Toronto awarded the project to the Missanabie Cree First Nation and EllisDon Community Builders based on their affordability and financial commitments, commitment to community benefits, and experience delivering supportive housing for seniors.

United States Mint 2022 American Eagle (S) Silver Proof Coin Available on August 9

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Wednesday, August 3, 2022 - 1:15am

WASHINGTON, Aug. 2, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- The United States Mint (Mint) will accept orders for the 2022 American Eagle Silver Proof Coins from its San Francisco facility beginning on August 9 at noon EDT. Production is limited to 200,000, with orders limited to three coins per household for the first 24 hours of sale, subject to availability.

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  • WASHINGTON, Aug. 2, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- The United States Mint (Mint) will accept orders for the 2022 American Eagle Silver Proof Coins from its San Francisco facility beginning on August 9 at noon EDT.
  • The American Eagle Silver Proof Coins are collector versions of the official United States Mint American Eagle Silver Bullion Coins.
  • United States Mint Artistic Infusion Program Designer Emily Damstra created the design that retired United States Mint Medallic Artist Michael Gaudioso sculpted.
  • Visit and subscribe to the United States Mint's YouTube channel to view videos about the United States Mint.

Aleut Awarded Farmers.gov Contract to Deliver Vital USDA Resources to America's Farmers

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Tuesday, August 2, 2022 - 11:27pm

WASHINGTON, Aug. 2, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Aleut Information Technology, LLC (Aleut), a leading provider of enterprise-level Information Technology (IT) solutions, has been awarded a contract to support the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) public-facing website, farmers.gov .

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  • WASHINGTON, Aug. 2, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Aleut Information Technology, LLC (Aleut), a leading provider of enterprise-level Information Technology (IT) solutions, has been awarded a contract to support the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) public-facing website, farmers.gov .
  • Farmers.gov was developed in 2018 as an online platform to provide easy access to USDA programs forAmerica's farmers, ranchers and foresters.
  • Farmers.gov provides critical resources including disaster and pandemic relief programs, farm loan tools, conservation guidance, and resources specific to the historically underserved farming community.
  • Aleut Information Technology, LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Aleut Federal, LLC , a holding company for federal subsidiaries of The Aleut Corporation (TAC).

CELEBRATING CULTURAL REVIVAL AND THE TRADITION OF PASSING ON GENERATIONAL KNOWLEDGE THROUGH A NEW ROYAL CANADIAN MINT COIN HONOURING THE RED RIVER MÉTIS

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Tuesday, August 2, 2022 - 6:17pm

This latest coin in the Mint's "Generations" series, tells the story of the Red River Mtis through the intricate beadwork patterns of Manitoba Mtis artist Jennine Krauchi.

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  • This latest coin in the Mint's "Generations" series, tells the story of the Red River Mtis through the intricate beadwork patterns of Manitoba Mtis artist Jennine Krauchi.
  • "Today is a proud day for the Manitoba Mtis Federation as the National Government of the Red River Mtis," said David Chartrand, President of the Manitoba Mtis Federation.
  • La Rivyeer Rooz, meaning the Red River, is inscribed at the base of the design, above which roots represent the Red River Mtis homeland and ancestry.
  • From the infinity symbol symbolizing the Mtis Nation's eternal and unbreakable spirit flow two bands representing the Red River.