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MGC Pharmaceuticals Ltd (ASX:MXC, LON:MXC) hailed as a “major milestone” the recruitment of its first patient to a phase III trial of its cannabis-derived drug in patients hospitalised with Covid.

BATM Advanced Communications Limited (LON:BVC) said its Telco Systems subsidiary has launched a new suite of networking systems under the Edgility brand.

Argo Blockchain PLC (LON:ARB) said it has appointed Jean Esquier as vice president of technology & development and Theodore Papadakis as head of data centre operations.

Westminster Group PLC (LON:WSG) has been awarded a contract to supply security services to help protect the Tower of London.

Norman Broadbent PLC (LON:NBB) said its group chief executive Mike Brennan has resigned and will be leaving the company and board effective immediately after more than five years with the firm.

Voyager Life PLC (LON:VOY) has hailed as an “important new deal” its tie-up with Scottish independent pharmacy chain Inphaserve to which it will supply cannabidiol and hemp seed products.

Directa Plus (LON:DCTA) said research has been published supporting the use of its ‘functionalised’ graphene as an antimicrobial in face masks.

Coro Energy PLC (LON:CORO) has inked a deal to acquire a portfolio of planned rooftop solar projects in Vietnam.

Helium One Global Ltd (LON:HE1) has confirmed another notable helium gas show in the Tai-1 which is now being sidetracked, due to a set back to the programme in Tanzania.

San Leon Energy Plc (LON:SLE) told investors it has now signed a new heads of terms agreement for the proposed reorganisation and consolidation of the Midwestern Leon Petroleum Limited vehicle which holds a stake in the OML 18 oil assets in Nigeria.

EQTEC PLC (LON:EQT), a gasification technology and engineering company, clarified its position in relation to North Fork Community Power LLC project in California. The AIM-listed company said it is the technology provider to the waste-to-energy project and has no role or scope in relation to project management.

Emmerson PLC (LON:EMKL) has appointed Rupert Joy as a non-executive director. Joy is an experienced diplomat and former ambassador and head of the EU delegation to Morocco. The appointment is designed to further strengthen Emmerson’s national profile and networks as it advances towards the construction of Africa’s first commercial potash mine in Morocco.

Oriole Resources PLC (LON:ORR) has appointed of Claire Bay to the board of directors as executive director, exploration and development. Bay is a chartered geologist with over 13 years’ experience in the resources sector.

Cobra Resources PLC (LON:COBR) has appointed Jason Cherry as exploration manager. Since June 2021, Cherry has been in the field managing Cobra’s aircore geochemistry programme at Wudinna in South Australia.

Inspired Energy PLC (LON:INSE) has changed its name to Inspired PLC to reflect the evolution of the company. The technology enabled service provider has three divisions: Inspired Energy, Inspired ESG and Inspired Software.

DeepVerge PLC (LON:DVRG), an environmental and life science group of companies, has appointed ex Ogilvy business director Niamh O’Kennedy as group marketing officer to lead its brand acceleration strategy.

Faron Pharmaceuticals Oy (LON:FARN) sad it will host a webinar entitled ‘Clever-1 as a target for macrophage-guided immunotherapy’ on Monday 19 July 2021 at 8.30 am EDT (1.30pm BST, 3.30pm EEST), which can be accessed at the “Investors” section on Faron’s website. It will feature a presentation by Dr Maija Hollmen, adjunct professor of tumour immunology, group leader and academy research fellow at the MediCity Research Laboratory at the University of Turku, Finland, and a presentation from chief executive Dr Markku Jalkanen on the potential of bexmarilimab, Faron’s wholly-owned, novel precision cancer immunotherapy targeting Clever-1, which is currently in Phase I/II development as a potential monotherapy in patients with solid tumours who have exhausted all treatment options.

Savannah Resources PLC (LON:SAV, OTCMKTS:SAVNF) chief executive David Archer will provide a live investor update presentation via the Investor Meet Company platform on 22 July at 1pm BST for existing and potential investors. Questions can be submitted pre-event via the Investor Meet Company platform before or during the live presentation.

Belvoir Group PLC (LON:BLV) chief executive Dorian Gonsalves and chief financial officer Louise George will provide a live presentation followed by Q&A to retail investors via the Yellowstone Advisory platform at midday on 13 July.

Ncondezi Energy Limited (LON:NCCL) announced that a new corporate presentation is available on its website.

NextEnergy Solar Fund PLC (LON:NESF) notified that its annual general meeting will be held in Guernsey on 9 August at 10am BST. In light of the restrictions in place as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, shareholders are strongly encouraged to vote by way of proxy instead of attending the AGM in person.


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