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Poll: Dads Want Cannabis this Father’s Day

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New Lift & Co. poll finds nearly 90% of cannabis-consuming dads consider responsible cannabis consumption the same as responsible alcohol consumption

TORONTO, June 14, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — This weekend marks the first Father’s Day since the federal legalization of cannabis in Canada. Lift & Co. Corp. (“Lift & Co.” or the “Company”) (TSXV: LIFT) (OTCQB: LFCOF) today released the results of a targeted poll of dads who are also cannabis consumers and found that the majority of respondents would welcome a cannabis gift this year, and the majority consider responsible cannabis consumption the same as responsible alcohol consumption.

Key highlights include:

  • The majority of respondents (88%) said they agree that responsible cannabis consumption is the same as responsible alcohol consumption
  • Overall, 83% of respondents said they would like to receive a cannabis-related gift for Father’s Day
    • Dads aged 25-54 are more open to receive a cannabis-related gift (90%) than dads aged 55+ (66%)
    • 45% of dads said they would like to receive a cannabis-related gift from their spouse

This targeted poll follows a recent presentation at the Lift & Co. Cannabis Business Conference on June 6 in Toronto where Lift & Co. and Headset co-presented a talk titled Forecasting Canada: An Early Look into Consumer Profiles, finding early indications of consumer archetypes in Canadian cannabis. Overall, men are more likely to self-identify as connoisseurs (62% of men vs. 46% of women). They are more likely to prefer high THC products and tend to purchase dried flower products over oil. Men were also most likely to consume cannabis for relaxation and socialization.

Lift & Co. polled cannabis-consuming dads and cannabis consumers from the Company’s proprietary cannabis consumer review panels.1

Forecasting Canada: An Early Look into Consumer Profiles was based on analysis from Lift & Co.’s thousands of consumer reviews and receipt platform.

About Lift & Co.
Lift & Co. (TSXV: LIFT) (OTCQB: LFCOF) is a publicly traded technology company modernizing the cannabis industry.

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

Although the Company has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements, there can be other factors that cause results, performance or achievements not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended.

There can be no assurance that such forward-looking statements will prove to be accurate or that management’s expectations or estimates of future developments, circumstances or results will materialize. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements in this news release are made as of the date of this release. The Company disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise such information, except as required by applicable law, and the Company does not assume any liability for disclosure relating to any other company mentioned herein.

For further information:
Lift & Co.
Sara McMillen, Director Communications and Government Relations, Lift & Co.
smcmillen@lift.co
1-416-220-9536

Nikki Laoutaris, Communications Manager, Lift & Co.
nlaoutaris@lift.co
1-647-464-0148

Investor Relations:
Thesis Capital
Prit Singh, 905-510-7636, psingh@thesiscapital.ca

1 These are findings from a Lift & Co. poll conducted between June 11-13, 2019. A random sample of 300 Canadian dads were interviewed online via Lift & Co panel. The poll is accurate to within +/- 3.4 percentage points, 19 times out of 20. The credibility interval will be wider among subsets of the population. All polls may be subject to other sources of error, including, but not limited to coverage error and measurement error.

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Asphalt Shingles Market Value to Reach US$ 11 bn by 2026

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Acumen Research and Consulting, recently published report On “Asphalt Shingles Market Size, Share, Trends, Growth Opportunities and Forecast, 2019 – 2026”.

LOS ANGELES, June 18, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The global asphalt shingles market value is projected to reach around USD 11 billion by 2026 and will grow at CAGR above 7.5 % over the forecast time frame 2019 to 2026.

More sustainable projects are anticipated to push the market over the period of projection with emphasis on the use of environmentally sound and energy-efficient products.

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The provision is expected to increase product demand over the forecast period, including fast urbanisation, infrastructure growth, continuing efforts in building megacities, increased government initiatives for accessible housing, and growth of economic areas in developing markets such as India, China, and Saudi Arabia.

The sector is experiencing increased strategic partnerships with material providers between contractors and installers to help serve a broader range of clients. In general, product manufacturers are engaged in contracting employment and sales activities in close contact with contractors. Contractors are certified to install their products or systems in many cases by suppliers.

Compulsory restrictions enforced on sustainable construction products by multiple regulatory authorities in the USA are anticipated to propel demand for product over the forecast period. Furthermore it will help to promote development in the sector to increase awareness of the use of roofing technologies in order to decrease carbon footprint by lowering the energy consumption.

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An rise in the industry’s digitalization has resulted to the rise and the industry is expected to benefit from the use of cutting-edge technologies like drones, robots and 3D printers. Increased user experience with laser printing is expected to increase the demand for the roofing products during the prediction era.

Asphalt shingles are the most frequently used roofing materials for various constructions worldwide. The roof coverings are generally used on single homes, tiny residential buildings and ranch houses. The most common uses of asphalt shingles are for the protection of households against thunderstanding, fire, algae, moose, and grass. Asphalt barking reflects thermal waves efficiently in summer and reduces the need to maintain cool homes for air conditioning The colors and textures are accessible in a broad range of colours. The esthetic attraction of housing is being increasingly refined.

Regional Stance

Asia Pacific is projected to be the fastest growing country over the forecast period and, thanks to a huge potential of the building industry in the region, is anticipated to achieve USD more than five billion by 2026. Different governments in the area are expected to apply green construction code throughout the projected era to support sector development.

Increased demand from the housing, widely advanced production and government-wide social infrastructure sector dominates the North American market. Moreover, increased awareness of the advantages of construction structure weather protection is anticipated to advantage the development of the sector.

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Key Players & Strategies

Major players operating in the global asphalt shingles market are Industries, Ltd., Siplast, Inc., CertainTeed, TAMKO Building Products, Inc., coPal ApS, Building Products of Canada, Atlas Roofing Corporation, Polyglass S.p.A, Malarkey Roofing, IKO Henry Company, Owens Corning, Tarco, Inc., PABCO, Braas Monier Building Group, LLC, GAF U.S., and GCP Applied Technologies Inc.

Branding, advertising and consumer consciousness are the main focus of industry respondents. Significant players adopt different approaches, such as fusions and acquisitions and geographical and product development. In 2016, IcoPal has been procured as one of the biggest roofing companies in the globe by GAF Materials Corporation.

In order to maintain product quality under control, many roofing product producers focus on backwards integration. In order to meet the growing demand, the industry members emphasize the expansion of their product portfolios by creating innovative alternatives and cheaper products with superior characteristics.

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Enzymes Market Size to Reach Around US$ 8.6 Billion by 2026

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Acumen Research and Consulting, a global provider of market research studies, in a recently published report titled “Enzymes Market Size, Share 2019 to 2026”

LOS ANGELES, June 18, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The global enzymes market is estimated to grow at CAGR above 6.8% over the forecast time frame 2019 to 2026 and reach the market value around USD 8.6 billion by 2026.

The enzyme market is growing primarily because of the large demand in pharmaceuticals for efficient enzymes. The demand for renewable energy sources such as biofuels is growing, enzymes have become widest applications in multiple sectors, and chronic diseases such as inflammation and digestive diseases are becoming increasingly prevalent.

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Current customers have become a prevalent trend in growing demand for foods of greater quality in terms of flavor and taste. This trend has led to the need to produce flavored and delicious processed foods using industrial enzymes. They function as a catalyst for the breakdown of vitamins and nutrients by interconnecting complicated molecules into smaller molecules. These enzymes play an significant role in the metabolic reactions. A key feedstuff sector in the world food additive sector has become the food enzymes, like amylase, cellulase, xylanase, pectinase, protease, lipase, glucosyl transferase, arabinanase, polygalacturonanacea, chymosin, and beta-glucans. Industrial enzymes have discovered widespread implementation in fat alteration and sweetener technology, thus driving the industrial enzyme market through enhanced innovation and growth of technology in the food industry. The development of the worldwide market for enzymes is driven mainly by the strong demand for drugs based on efficient enzymes. The development of renewable energy sources such as biocarburants, increased incidence of different chronic conditions such as digestive diseases and inflammation, and broad applications of enzymes in different sectors are other considerations that boost market growth. Factors, such as enzyme handling and safety, and a elevated temperature / pH enzyme sensitivity hinder the development of the industry. On the other hand, increasing awareness of the implementation of enzymes in protein technology and elevated market potential in the untapped emerging economies are anticipated to offer profitable market expansion possibilities.

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In the context of a burgeoning global population, the general enzyme market becomes more important and in turn leads to huge food demand. Processed food becomes more common and enzymes are the most important component for manufactured and preserved foods. During the forecast period of this market study, demand for and application of enzymes in the food industry will probably increase substantially. Enzymes not only contribute to improving the quality of food but also speed up responses. Cellulose, amylase, pectinase, lactases, and xylanases, / hemicellulases, are sub-categorized in Carbohydrases. Amylase, owing to its powerful capacity to bear distinct temperatures and pH concentrations, is anticipated to show maximal development in the forecast period. Increased demand for biofuels, particularly for amylases, will drive the development of sector owing to the increased cost of petroleum. Moreover, the increasing demand for renewable energy and enhanced R&D projects complement the general development of the sector. The demand for amylases biofuels will increase, propelling the business dimension, with contemporary innovations and patent expirations for the coming years. Failed and harmonized uniform regulatory rules will continue to hinder the development of enzymes in the market. The main variables limiting the development of the sector are higher prices of products than traditional ingredients, in particular in the Food and Drink industry. Furthermore, digital media spread around the world decreased the total paper use.

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Due to elevated product demand in the food and beverage sector, the U.S. enzyme market is anticipated to dominate throughout the forecast period. Increased public knowledge of their private and family health and strong customer preference for processed foods will promote the development in demand.

Key Players & Strategies

The hydraulic turbine market consists of major vendors such as BASF, Chr. Royal DSM, Ab Enzymes, Novozymes, Hansen Holding A/S, Danisco, Brenntag Pte., Puratos Group, Enzyme Development Corporation, Advanced Enzymes Technologies. Industry players stress improved manufacturing capacities and improved solutions to distinguish service from rivals. Direvo Biotech AG has, for example, launched innovative technology for manufacturing in the fields of ethanol and feedingstuffs in October 2012.

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YANGAROO Grants Stock Options

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TORONTO, June 18, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — YANGAROO Inc. (TSX-V: YOO, OTCBB: YOOIF) (the “Company”), the industry’s leading secure digital media management and distribution company, announces a grant of stock options (the “Options”) in accordance with the terms and conditions of the Company’s Stock Option Plan to certain officers and directors of the Company, to purchase an aggregate of 775,000 common shares in the capital stock of the Company. 

The Options are exercisable for a period of five years from the date of grant at a price of $0.12 per share. Following 10% of the Options vesting on the date of grant, the remaining 90% will vest as to a third on each 6-month anniversary following the date of grant.

Subject to acceptance by the TSX Venture Exchange of the Option grant, this grant of Options will result in a total of 7,094,500 stock options issued and outstanding and 250,476 stock options remaining available for grant.  To date a total of 942,000 stock options have expired in 2019 including 750,000 in March of 2019.

About YANGAROO:

YANGAROO is a company dedicated to digital media management.  YANGAROO’s patented Digital Media Distribution System (DMDS) is a leading secure B2B digital cloud based solution focused on the music and advertising industries. The DMDS solution provides more accountable, effective, and far less costly digital management of broadcast quality media via the Internet. It replaces the physical, satellite and closed network distribution and management of audio and video content, for music, music videos, and advertising to television, radio, media, retailers, and other authorized recipients. The YANGAROO Awards platform is now the industry standard and powers most of North America’s major awards shows.

YANGAROO has offices in Toronto, New York, and Los Angeles. YANGAROO trades on the TSX Venture Exchange (TSX-V) under the symbol YOO and in the U.S. under OTCBB: YOOIF.

For YANGAROO Investor Inquiries:
Gary Moss
Phone: (416) 534-0607
gary.moss@yangaroo.com 

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-looking Statements

This news release contains certain forward-looking statements and forward-looking information (collectively referred to herein as “forward-looking statements”) within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities laws. All statements other than statements of present or historical fact are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are often, but not always, identified by the use of words such as “anticipate”, “achieve”, “could”, “believe”, “plan”, “intend”, “objective”, “continuous”, “ongoing”, “estimate”, “outlook”, “expect”, “may”, “will”, “project”, “should” or similar words, including negatives thereof, suggesting future outcomes.

Forward looking statements are subject to both known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, many of which are beyond the control of YANGAROO, that may cause the actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements of YANGAROO to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward looking statements. Although YANGAROO has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in forward-looking statements, there may be other factors that cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended.

Forward-looking statements are not a guarantee of future performance and involve a number of risks and uncertainties, some of which are described herein. Such forward-looking statements necessarily involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, which may cause YANGAROO’s actual performance and results to differ materially from any projections of future performance or results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Any forward-looking statements are made as of the date hereof and, except as required by law, neither YANGAROO assumes no obligation to publicly update or revise such statements to reflect new information, subsequent or otherwise.

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