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2019 Chain Plus Asia Pacific Blockchain New Finance Summit (Singapore)

Thursday March 21 st 2019

Set to Educate Visitors on Blockchain Finance

SHANGHAI, March 21, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — 2019 Chain Plus Asia Pacific Blockchain New Finance Summit (Singapore), one of the most influential blockchain summits organized by The Blockchainer, is about to be heldfromApril 11-12th 2019 at Mandarin Oriental Singapore, with the prediction of 500 participants, 30+ traditional financial institutions, 80+ quality projects, 50+ investment institutions, and 50+ digital currency exchanges from worldwide.

The conference not only received positive responses from global top investment institutions, exchanges, world-famous blockchain media, industry leaders, and high-quality blockchain companies, but was also strongly supported by traditional financial giants. This is really surprising that these traditional banks which once ignored blockchain are now turning to this industry. Like Vitalik Buterin pointed out:“Finance is actually most likely the first area where blockchain will be widely used.”

In fact, not only Buterin but also many traditional giants have entered the blockchain financial industry. As mentioned above, traditional financial giants have been eyeing the big cake of blockchain new finance, and the guests who will give a speech at Chain Plus this time include:

  • Karan Seth, vice-president of global payments product strategy at JP Morgan, one of the largest US financial services firms;
  • Piotr Jan Pietrzak, chief innovation officer at ING, the world’s 11th largest asset manager;
  • Zhukuang Lee, head of product innovation at standard chartered bank, “World top 500 brands 2018″ ranked no. 250.
  • Kelvin Tan, head of capital market innovation technology operations department of DBS bank, the largest commercial bank in Singapore;
  • Andrew Pudovikov, software development engineer at the blockchain laboratory of sberbank, Russia’s largest state-owned commercial bank

These big banks will share their ideas on what blockchain has to offer the financial industry and what changes they will want to make to lead a brand new future. Like any conference, besides these unprecedentedly luxurious banks, cryptocurrency exchanges are also attending. And this time, the stage in Chain Plus is for Southeast Asiaexchanges; Satang Corporation, Bibox, Bitfinex, Securitize, Remitano, Vietnam’s bitcoin exchange, and Indodax will all present.

No market can survive without the support of capital, and investment never misses out on an opportunity. Chain Plus has attracted more than 30 top investment institutions in the industry, including HashKey capital, Node Capital, J One Capital, huobi global, Sora Ventures, NGC, JLAB, OK Blockchain Capital , JRR Crypto, True Global Ventures, and Taipan Investment.

Although the blockchain is decentralized, government supervision and guidance are essential. FinancialScience and Technology Association of Sri Lanka, Fintech Association of Singapore, the Central Bank of Sri Lanka, and theformer monetary authority of Singaporewill also be in attendance.

During the conference, participants and audience members will have the opportunity to converse with industry experts from global companies, such as R3, Stellar, Onchain Custodian, Bitkan, TontineTrust, Maecenas, NEO, Ontology, Swarm Fund, Goldlinks, and InvestaCrowd. They will also learn from conglomerates who did excellent business with blockchain technology like Onchain Custodian, a global standard third-party digital asset Custodian platform committed to cooperating with customers and partners to establish digital asset Custodian; Goldlinks, a global gold industry blockchain alliance; Bit-z, one of the world’s famous blockchain asset trading platforms; ontrade, famous digital assets trading platform; UniDAX, a global digital asset trading system; Global public chain system HTDF; Distributed Earth, a blockchain project established by Singapore DBE foundation; Elastos, the world’s first Internet operating system; and Lbank, the world’s leading digital asset trading platform.

The conference covers almost the entire ecology of blockchain. Global leaders from around the world will attend to discuss and present various topics about the blockchain industry, cryptocurrency, decentralized networks, economics, finance, and more. Attendees will gain a wealth of insights and information about the state of the blockchain industry through discussion and networking parties.

If interested individuals want to delve into the new blockchain finance, this summit cannot be missed.

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Asian Markets Mostly Higher With Modest Gains

(RTTNews) – Asian stock markets are mostly higher on Thursday following the mixed cues overnight from Wall Street after the U.S. Federal Reserve left interest rates unchanged and also indicated it no longer expects to raise rates this year. However, gains are modest in most markets amid worries about U.S.-China trade talks and slowing global economic growth. The Japanese market is closed for a holiday.

The Australian market is declining following the mixed cues from Wall Street. Investors also digested mixed Australian unemployment data for February.

The benchmark SP/ASX 200 Index is declining 30.50 points or 0.49 percent to 6,134.80 after touching a low of 6,134.20 earlier. The broader All Ordinaries Index is down 30.10 points or 0.48 percent to 6,221.70. Australian shares closed modestly lower on Wednesday.

The major miners are advancing despite a fall in iron ore prices. Rio Tinto and BHP Group are adding almost 1 percent each, while Fortescue Metals is up 0.3 percent.

Gold miners are also higher after gold prices rose overnight. Newcrest Mining and Evolution Mining are advancing more than 1 percent each.

Among oil stocks, Santos is up 0.2 percent, Woodside Petroleum is adding 0.6 percent and Oil Search is rising more than 1 percent after crude oil prices rose to a four-month high overnight.

The big four banks are mostly higher with modest gains. ANZ Banking, Commonwealth Bank and Westpac are higher in a range of 0.2 percent to 0.4 percent, while National Australia Bank is down 0.2 percent.

Washington H Soul Pattinson reported a more than 22 percent increase in first-half profit, reflecting an increase in contributions from its stake in miner New Hope. However, the investment company’s shares are losing almost 2 percent.

Navitas will get a one-off full-year profit contribution of about A$5 million after a UK court ruled that the company’s local subsidiary SAE Education was exempt from paying the local value added tax. Meanwhile, the education service provider’s shares are in a trading halt pending an announcement related to it’s A$2.09 billion buyout offer by founder Rod Jones and private equity firm BGH.

Sigma Healthcare reported a fall in full-year profit by a third on restructuring costs after the company lost its supply deal to Chemist Warehouse pharmacies. However, the drugs wholesaler’s shares are advancing almost 1 percent.

On the economic front, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said that the unemployment rate in Australia came in at a seasonally adjusted 4.9 percent in February, beneath expectations for 5.0 percent, which would have been unchanged from the January reading.

The Australian economy added 4,600 jobs in February, shy of forecasts for the addition of 15,000 jobs following the gain of 38,300 jobs in the previous month.

In the currency market, the Australian dollar is higher against the U.S dollar on Thursday following the announcement of the U.S. Federal Reserve’s monetary policy decision. The local currency was quoted at $0.7127, up from $0.7076 on Wednesday.

Elsewhere in Asia, the Japanese market is closed on Thursday for the Vernal Equinox holiday. Shanghai, Singapore, South Korea, New Zealand, Indonesia, Hong Kong and Taiwan are all modestly higher, while Malaysia is lower.

On Wall Street, stocks closed mixed on Wednesday after an initial positive reaction to the Fed’s widely expected decision to leave interest rates unchanged while also indicating the central bank no longer expects to raise rates this year. Buying interest waned going into the close, however, as Fed Chairman Jerome Powell warned about the negative impact slowing economic growth in Europe and China will have on the U.S.

While the Nasdaq inched up 5.02 points or 0.1 percent to a new five-month closing high of 7,728.97, the Dow dropped 141.71 points or 0.6 percent to 25,745.67 and the SP 500 fell 8.34 points or 0.3 percent to 2,824.23.

The major European markets also moved to the downside on Wednesday. The German DAX Index plunged by 1.6 percent, while the French CAC 40 Index slid by 0.8 percent and the U.K.’s FTSE 100 Index fell by 0.5 percent.

Crude oil prices rose to a four-month high on Wednesday following the release of a report unexpectedly showing a steep weekly drop in U.S. crude oil inventories. WTI crude for April delivery climbed $0.80 to $59.83 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange, after earlier topping $60.

Apple sells many different iPhone models — here’s how much they all cost

Sunday March 17 th 2019

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As the smartphone wars rage on, there’s an onslaught of new iPhones released every year. For the past few years, Apple has made its iPhone lineup more complex by releasing multiple version of the iPhone each year.

We’ve tracked down prices from around the internet to answer the question, “How much does the iPhone cost?” We break down the prices for all the models you can buy online from Apple, Walmart, Best Buy, and the four major cellular providers – Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon, and ATT – as well as the price on Amazon with Simple Mobile Prepaid.

Before getting into the details, the prices we’re listing are based on the lowest possible storage amount (64GB for the iPhone XS to 8, 32GB for the iPhone 7, and 16GB for the iPhone 6S). If you want more storage, the price will be higher.

Also, as we get to the models that are a few years old, there may not be an option to buy it new. You can also read our full iPhone buying guide for more buying recommendations and advice.

Keep scrolling to see how much every iPhone model costs.

iPhone XS price

Apple Although it costs $999, the iPhone XS is the best small, high-end iPhone with its gorgeous 4.7-inch OLED screen, next-level processor, fantastic cameras, and comfortable size.

* Prices are for the 64GB model. If you want more storage, you’ll pay more.

iPhone XS Max price

Hollis Johnson/Business Insider The $1,099 iPhone XS Max has a large 6.5-inch OLED screen, fast processor, long battery life, and great cameras, making it ideal for people who love big phones.

* Prices are for the 64GB model. If you want more storage, you’ll pay more.

iPhone XR price

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images The $750 iPhone XR is the best iPhone for most shoppers because it costs hundreds less than the XS and Max – even though it has most of the same great tech. The only big differences are the LCD screen and the lack of a second camera on the back of the phone.

* Prices are for the 64GB model. If you want more storage, you’ll pay more.

iPhone X price

Hollis Johnson Although the iPhone X is more than a year old, it’s still an excellent device with its sharp screen, fast processor, facial recognition, and great cameras. Plus, you can get it unlocked for $800 or $900 now.

* Prices are for the 64GB model. If you want more storage, you’ll pay more.

iPhone 8 price

Hollis Johnson/Business Insider The year-old iPhone 8 is small enough to hold comfortably in one hand, it only costs $599 unlocked now, and it still has good tech inside.

* Prices are for the 64GB model. If you want more storage, you’ll pay more.

iPhone 8 Plus price

Hollis Johnson/Business Insider Although it’s more than a year old now, the $699 iPhone 8 Plus is a good buy for people who want the dual camera tech for less and don’t mind an older design.

* Prices are for the 64GB model. If you want more storage, you’ll pay more.

iPhone 7 price

Hollis Johnson/Business Insider The iPhone 7 is still a decent phone two years after its launch, but you’d do better to buy a newer model.

* Prices are for the 32GB model. If you want more storage, you’ll pay more.

iPhone 7 Plus price

Corey Protin Even though it’s two years old, the iPhone 7 Plus is still a good phone and it has dual cameras. However, you’d be better off with the iPhone 8 or 8 Plus.

* Prices are for the 32GB model. If you want more storage, you’ll pay more.

iPhone 6S price

Apple Although the iPhone 6S looks new, it has three-year-old tech inside and it won’t last much longer, so don’t buy it – even though it’s $200.

* Prices are for the 16GB model. If you want more storage, you’ll pay more.

iPhone 6S Plus price

Antonio Villas-Boas/Tech Insider Even though the iPhone 6S Plus is just $300, it’s not worth buying because the tech is already outdated and it won’t last you as long as a newer phone.

* Prices are for the 32GB model. If you want more storage, you’ll pay more.

How should you buy your new iPhone?


  • Tech geek? Join the Apple iPhone Upgrade Program. You’ll essentially rent your phone with monthly payments, and you can upgrade to a new one after 12 payments. If you do that, you end up paying half price for the phone and you get a new one every year without worrying about the cost. T-Mobile has a similar offer, in which you can upgrade as soon as you’ve paid off half of the phone’s entire balance.
  • Tech-savvy traveler? We recommend you buy your iPhone unlocked so you can pop in local SIM cards when you travel. To do this, buy from Apple, preferably through the iPhone Upgrade Program. Alternatively, you can buy from T-Mobile or Sprint because they have free international service in 100+ countries.
  • Budget hunter? Check out all the carrier promotions and maybe wait a few months after the launch to buy your new iPhone. You can also get the $750 iPhone XR, which costs several hundred dollars less than the XS and Max, but has most of the same tech. You can get a year-old iPhone X, iPhone 8, or iPhone 8 Plus for a good price now, too. We do not recommend the iPhone 7 or 7 Plus, though they are still acceptable buys. Do not buy the iPhone 6S or older, though, because the tech is old, it won’t last as long, and it is not a good investment.

Read our full buying guide for more recommendations and buying advice.

Check out the best iPhone cases for every model


The best iPhone cases for every model

We’ve rounded up the best iPhone case companies so you can find an excellent case for your iPhone no matter the model number or your style.

Whether you want a fancy leather case, a folio, a rugged case or a basic no-frills one that gets the job done – we have a pick for you. We also have advice on how to figure out which iPhone model you have and which cases will fit it here.

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Alexco Reports Fourth Quarter and Year End 2018 Results

Thursday March 14 th 2019

VANCOUVER, March 13, 2019 /CNW/ – Alexco Resource Corp. (NYSE American: AXU, TSX: AXR) (“Alexco” or the “Corporation”) today reports financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2018.  All figures are expressed in Canadian dollars unless otherwise stated.  For the fourth quarter of 2018 Alexco recorded a net loss of $1.8 million (“M”) or $0.02 per share. Alexco Environmental Group (“AEG”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Alexco, recognized revenues of $8.9 M with a gross profit of $2.2 M. For the full year 2018 Alexco recorded a net loss of $8.5 M or $0.08 per share, including net non-cash costs totaling $2.6 M. The net working capital position at December 31, 2018 was $10.2 M.

2018 Highlights

  • The Corporation’s cash and cash equivalents at December 31, 2018 totaled $8.6 M compared to $17.9 M at December 31, 2017, while net working capital totaled $10.2 M compared to $18.7 M at December 31, 2017. The Corporation’s restricted cash and deposits at December 31, 2018 totalled $2.7 M compared to $7.1 M at December 31, 2017.

  • Alexco Environmental Group (“AEG”), recognized revenues of $19.9 M for the year ended December 31, 2018 for a gross profit of $6.1 M achieving a gross margin of 30% compared to revenues of $10.7 M for the year ended December 31, 2017 for a gross profit of $4.0 M achieving a gross margin of 37%.

  • On February 23, 2018 Alexco entered into a definitive credit agreement with Sprott Private Resource Lending (Collector), L.P. (“Sprott”) to provide a US$15 M credit facility (the “Credit Facility”), which remains undrawn.

  • On April 30, 2018 Alexco replaced $6.3 M of cash placed as security for its Keno Hill property with a surety bond. The surety instrument is collateralized with $2.4 M of cash with the resulting $3.9 M plus accrued interest being reclassified to unrestricted cash.

  • On June 14, 2018, the Corporation completed a bought deal public offering and issued 4,703,000 flow-through common shares (the “Flow-Through Shares”) at a blended price of $1.92 per share for aggregate gross proceeds of $9.0 M.

  • During the year 1,167,351 warrants were exercised for proceeds to Alexco of $2.0 M.

  • On April 12, 2018 Alexco announced the appointment of Karen McMaster to the Board of Directors. Ms. McMaster’s extensive history in the mining industry has been primarily focused on legal counsel for environmental matters as well as exploration and mine development.


  • On May 2, 2018, Alexco announced completion of 550 meters (“m”) on the Bermingham underground advanced exploration decline, initially collared in August 2017, and subsequently completed a 4,230m underground exploration drill program from the decline. Results from this drilling program were released on August 9, 2018 and September 17, 2018.

  • Following completion of underground advanced exploration work at Bermingham, Alexco commenced the underground ramping system at the Flame Moth deposit. Alexco completed the targeted Flame Moth underground development program for 2018 with 452 m driven in total, comprising 371 m of linear decline advance and 81 m included in support infrastructure.

  • During 2018, the Corporation completed a total of 15,314 m of surface exploration drilling in 55 completed holes including 7,687 m in 26 drill holes in a new reconnaissance program, and 3,756 m in 11 holes in the Bermingham in-fill drilling program, as well as 1,179 m in ten holes at Flame Moth for metallurgical and geotechnical purposes. A further 2,692 m was drilled on third party properties within the district complex. Results from the surface drilling programs were released on August 9, 2018, September 17, 2018 and January 29, 2019.

  • On September 20, 2018 Alexco announced an updated and expanded mineral resource estimate for the Bermingham deposit (see news release dated September 20, 2018, entitled “Alexco Updates Bermingham Resource”). The indicated mineral resources expanded from 17.3 M ounces to 33.3 M ounces of contained silver at an average silver grade of 628 grams per tonne (“g/t”), while inferred mineral resources increased from 5.4 M ounces to 10.4 M ounces of contained silver at an average silver grade of 526 g/t.

  • In the fourth quarter of 2018 the Corporation determined that the likely timeline to renew the currently active Water Use Licence (“WUL”) (which includes authorization for water use and waste deposition related to development and processing of Bermingham ores) would be near the end of the second quarter of 2019. With this information in hand and the announcement of an expanded mineral resource at Bermingham (above), the Corporation elected to extend the pre-feasibility study (“PFS”) completion timeline to the end Q1 2019. With respect to the outstanding renewal of the WUL originally expected in Q2 2019, the Corporation believes it prudent to guide towards a third quarter issuance of this final WUL, due to continued backlog pressure in the Yukon Water Board process.

  • On December 6, 2018 the Association for Mineral Exploration (“AME”) announced the recipients of their 2018 Celebration of Excellence Award winners. Alexco’s Al McOnie (VP, Exploration), Seymour Iles (District Exploration Manager) and Jared Chipman (Sr. Geologist) were honored with the H.H. ‘Spud’ Huestis Award for Excellence in Prospecting and Mineral Exploration. This award is a result of their work on the recent discovery and delineation of more than 60 million ounces of silver in the Flame Moth and Bermingham deposits in the Keno Hill Silver District.


  • Alexco Environmental Group (“AEG”), recognized revenues of $19.9 M for the year ended December 31, 2018 for a gross profit of $6.0 M achieving a gross margin of 30% compared to revenues of $10.7 M for the year ended December 31, 2017 for a gross profit of $4.0 M achieving a gross margin of 37%. AEG operating income before taxes for 2018 was $1.5 M excluding non-cash costs of $165,000.

  • On April 3, 2018 Alexco’s wholly owned US subsidiary, Alexco Water and Environment Inc. (“AWE”), entered into a Master Services Agreement (“MSA”) with Colorado Legacy Land LLC (“CLL”) to become the Operator of Responsible Charge for the Schwartzwalder Mine and the former Cañon City Uranium Mill reclamation and cleanup projects. These long-term arrangements are expected to take more than ten years to complete and are expected to generate revenue in excess of US$20 M for AWE.

  • On June 15, 2018 AEG acquired Contango Strategies Ltd. (“Contango”), a private company based in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, for consideration of $1.4 M comprising $971,600 in cash and 237,999 common shares of Alexco at a value of $416,400. Settlement of the consideration is in two tranches with $1.0 M (comprising $601,600 in cash and $416,400 in Alexco common shares) paid on closing with the remaining $370,000 cash payment to be made on the first anniversary of the closing of the transaction. The acquisition includes all of Contango’s operations including $450,000 in working capital, and property, plant and equipment.

Alexco’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Clynt Nauman said, “From a mining perspective 2018 was a transitional year for Alexco – steadily progressing from explorer – developer to developer – producer at Keno Hill. As a result of exploration work conducted in 2017 and 2018, the Bermingham indicated mineral resources were expanded from 17.3 M ounces to 33.3 M ounces of contained silver at an average silver grade of 628 g/t, this resource now underpinning a new PFS study due to be published at the end of this month. As we move into the second quarter of 2019 we are very focused on market conditions, commercial terms and final permitting progress as part of our disciplined progress toward a final production decision. Along with progress on the mining side of the Company, we have overseen a significant expansion of our environmental business, AEG, which now employs more than 80 professionals in six offices across the US and Canada and posted a record  $20 million in revenue in 2018″.


Alexco’s cash and cash equivalents at December 31, 2018 totaled $8.6 M compared to $17.9 M at December 31, 2017, while net working capital totaled $10.2 M compared to $18.7 M for the same dates.  With its cash resources and net working capital on hand at December 31, 2018, Alexco anticipates it will have sufficient capital resources to service the working capital requirements of its mine site care and maintenance, exploration activities, environmental services business and corporate offices and administration as planned for the next twelve months.



Financial Report and Conference Call for Fourth Quarter and Year End 2018 Results

Full details of the financial and operating results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2018 are described in Alexco’s interim condensed consolidated financial statements with accompanying notes and related Management’s Discussion and Analysis.  These documents and additional information on Alexco, including its annual information form, are available on Alexco’s website at and on SEDAR at and on EDGAR at 

Alexco is holding an audio webcast conference call to discuss these results at 12:30 a.m. Eastern (9:30 a.m. Pacific) on Thursday, March 14, 2019.  To participate in the live call, please use one of the following methods:


Participants should connect five to ten minutes before the call. The conference call will be recorded and an archived audio webcast will be available at 

Qualified Persons

The disclosure in this news release of scientific and technical information regarding exploration projects on Alexco’s mineral properties has been reviewed and approved by Alan McOnie, FAusIMM, Vice President, Exploration, while that regarding mine development and operations has been reviewed and approved by Neil Chambers, P.Eng., Mine Superintendent, both who of whom are Qualified Persons as defined by National Instrument 43-101 ‑ Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects.

About Alexco

Alexco owns the majority of the historic high-grade Keno Hill Silver District in Canada’sYukon Territory as detailed in its preliminary economic assessment (the “PEA”) entitled “Preliminary Economic Assessment of the Keno Hill Silver District Project, Yukon, Canada“, which is dated March 29, 2017, with an effective date of January 3, 2017, and anticipates the sequential development of four high grade silver deposits over an eight year mine life producing more than one million tonnes with an average grade of 843 g/t silver, 3.3% lead and 4.6% zinc. Silver production is anticipated to be approximately 3.5 million ounces per year. The PEA is preliminary in nature and includes inferred mineral resources that are considered too speculative geologically to have the economic considerations applied to them that would enable them to be categorized as mineral reserves, and there is no certainty that the PEA will be realized. Mineral resources that are not mineral reserves do not have demonstrated economic viability.

Alexco also operates a wholly-owned subsidiary business, Alexco Environmental Group, that provides mine-related environmental services, remediation technologies and reclamation and mine closure services to both government and industry clients in North America and elsewhere.

Please visit the Alexco website at

To receive, free of charge, printed copies of Alexco’s financial statements, management’s discussion and analysis, annual information form and Form 40-F for any reporting period, shareholders may contact Alexco’s Corporate Office directly.

Some statements (“forward-looking statements”) in this news release contain forward-looking information concerning Alexco’s anticipated results and developments in Alexco’s operations in future periods, planned exploration and development of its properties, plans related to its business and other matters that may occur in the future, made as of the date of this news release.  Forward-looking statements may include, but are not limited to, statements with respect to the future remediation and reclamation activities, future mineral exploration, the estimation of mineral reserves and mineral resources, the realization of mineral reserve and mineral resource estimates, future mine construction and development activities, future mine operation and production, the timing of activities and reports, the amount of estimated revenues and expenses, the success of exploration activities, permitting time lines, requirements for additional capital and sources and uses of funds.  Forward-looking statements are subject to a variety of known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which could cause actual events or results to differ from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements.  Such factors include, among others, risks related to actual results and timing of exploration and development activities; actual results and timing of mining activities; actual results and timing of environmental services activities; actual results and timing of remediation and reclamation activities; conclusions of economic evaluations; changes in project parameters as plans continue to be refined; future prices of silver, gold, lead, zinc and other commodities; possible variations in mineable resources, grade or recovery rates; failure of plant, equipment or processes to operate as anticipated; accidents, labour disputes and other risks of the mining industry; First Nation rights and title; continued capitalization and commercial viability; global economic conditions; competition; and delays in obtaining governmental approvals or financing or in the completion of development activities.  Forward-looking statements are based on certain assumptions that management believes are reasonable at the time they are made.  In making the forward-looking statements included in this news release, Alexco has applied several material assumptions, including, but not limited to, the assumption that Alexco will be able to raise additional capital as necessary, that the proposed exploration and development will proceed as planned, and that market fundamentals will result in sustained silver, gold, lead and zinc demand and prices.  There can be no assurance that forward-looking statements will prove to be accurate and actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Alexco expressly disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as otherwise required by applicable securities legislation.

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Centered Yoga: 20 Years of Teacher Trainings and Unique Expertise

KOH SAMUI, Thailand, March 13, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ – From humble beginnings in New York City in 1999 to its home today at Samahita Retreat on Koh Samui, Thailand, Centered Yoga has continually offered quality, foundation level and advanced yoga teacher trainings for twenty years. Samahita founder, Paul Dallaghan, originally founded Centered Yoga and continues to teach on the majority of the trainings today.

The move to Thailand to set up Samahita Retreat (then Yoga Thailand) in 2003 was inspired by a desire to offer an ideal place for practice, growth and living. Very little yoga existed in Asia at the time — a stark contrast to today’s booming yoga retreat scene in the region. Paul and his partner had a call to create a space for yoga where people could spend time while benefiting from the beautiful nature, and with high standards of food, hygiene and space for practice. In 2008 the center moved to a quieter, more secluded part of the island on the south of Koh Samui where it still thrives today.

Since its beginning, thousands of students have been certified to the high standards that Centered Yoga trainings offer, far beyond the 200 hour Yoga Alliance requirements. The ethos has always been one of service, care, and quality, just some of the compelling reasons to choose to study at Centered Yoga over other newer trainings offered in the region. Its continued success is largely down to reputation and a focus on high standards that has stood the test of time, even with strong competition on the island and in Thailand and Asia at large in recent years.

Centered Yoga offers three 200-hour trainings, and three to four Advanced trainings every year at Samahita, with a team of highly experienced teachers, and with the full support and care that has gone into the center, the food and the programs. Centered Yoga also has unique expertise in the field of breath regulation and pranayama based on Paul’s pioneering work linking academic scientific research and classic yoga practice under his PhD at Emory University (Atlanta, USA).

After 20 years of leading trainings, Paul offers this advice to those thinking of becoming a yoga teacher:

“Make sure you connect with practice and try to understand what you are doing and why. You will then be more sincere and motivated to keep it up. If it is done regularly going ahead in to the future then you will experience something and have a better understanding of how yoga works, how to do the practice, and in your heart you will feel why it is worth doing. This is then the incredible gift to share as a teacher to others as you continue your own path.”

Samahita Retreat is precisely that place to connect with practice. The center started and grew from pure devotion and dedication to providing a space of support and practice, health of mind and body, that is good for people in their lives, that they can learn and carry home with them. That same interest and motivation clearly still exists today, is behind all that is offered at the center, and supports the growth and evolution of Centered Yoga trainings.

About Samahita Retreat

Established in 2003, Samahita Retreat is an intimate yet vibrant beachfront retreat center hidden away from Thailand’s busy tourist areas. Owned and directed by scientist, yogi and teacher, Paul Dallaghan, who was selected by Emory University’s anthropology department, (Atlanta, GA, USA) for PhD work with a focus on the cultural and scientific aspects of yoga practice and knowledge, the retreat center is a friendly and inclusive spot for yoga and fitness holidays, yoga teacher training, detox, wellness programs, or simple relaxation – perfect for newbies looking for a way to get started in these methods, and known by those experienced as a place for expert guidance.

Samahita Retreat is located at 55/20-24 Moo 4 Namuang, Koh Samui, Surat Thani 84140, Thailand. To learn more, visit the website at, or email


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