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TRU Opens Up New Copper-Gold-Silver Discovery at Golden Rose



Toronto, Ontario–(Newsfile Corp. – September 22, 2022) – TRU Precious Metals Corp. (TSXV: TRU) (OTCQB: TRUIF) (FSE: 706) (“TRU” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce assay results from a new drill discovery at its flagship Golden Rose Project in Central Newfoundland (“Golden Rose”). The 13-hole, 2,147.4 metre (“m”) drilling program focused on the Jacob’s Pond area, principally the Jacob’s Twin showing, one of the five grids property-wide where the Company recently completed an extensive IP Survey.


  • Drill intersection of multiple copper-gold-silver zones in altered conglomerate (table 1).

  • Last hole to intersect the discovery, JP-22-13, returned high-grade copper and silver.

  • Discovery remains open for expansion in multiple directions.

  • 2022 soil sampling has defined a secondary promising target between 750m to 1.2 kilometres (“km”) southwest from the new discovery area.

Barry Greene, VP of Property Development and Director of TRU, commented: “It is always rewarding to drill under a newly discovered copper-gold bearing quartz-carbonate vein system and to upgrade it in drill core at depth. Our discovery hole, JP-22-10, and step-out hole, JP-22-13, confirms that we are in the early stage of defining an exciting new prospect with significant expansion potential. Additional step-out drilling will be required to start delineating shape, orientation and ultimately continuity of this new discovery.”

The Jacob’s Twin copper (“Cu”) -gold (“Au”) -silver (“Ag”) discovery contains multiple intervals of quartz-carbonate-sulphide veining (figures 1& 2).

The veining in hole JP-22-10 was discovered while drilling directly under a creek where a series of copper-gold bearing outcrops (see press release dated August 4, 2022) were found during 2022 summer exploration, with samples grading 1.10% to 4.19% Cu and 2.76 grams per tonne (g/t) Au. An upper mineralized zone in hole JP-22-10 from 129m to 142.3m was followed by a lower 22.6m zone from 178.4m to 201m down hole depth, containing quartz-carbonate veining and copper mineralization, the lower 3.0m interval of which assayed 1.03% Cu, 0.71g/t Au, and 24.95g/t Ag from 193.45m to 196.45m. Jacob’s Twin correlates with a high chargeability Alpha IP anomaly near the sheared contact with a flow banded rhyolite.

Follow-up drilling, in final hole JP-22-13, approximately 15m down dip of hole JP-22-10, also intersected a mineralized vein system between 187.5m-199.5m down hole depth (figure 2). The highlight of this zone assayed 1.10% Cu, 0.87 g/t Au, and 46.60 g/t Ag over 2.8m from 197 to 199.8m, including 1.14m at 2.19% Cu, 1.39g/t Au, and 108.3 g/t Ag from 198.66m to 199.8m.

TRU Co-Founder and CEO Joel Freudman added: “Drilling at Golden Rose continues to uncover the immense potential of this property, and we are barely scratching the surface. I am especially pleased with our intersect of high-grade copper, which is a critical mineral input in electric vehicles and a wide range of other ‘clean energy’ and industrial uses. With less than 7,000 metres drilled to date by TRU at Golden Rose, across two modest drill programs, we are already unveiling what we believe to be a polymetallic zone, in addition to the known gold zone elsewhere on the property. I want to acknowledge the efforts of our exploration executives, Barry Greene and Pearce Bradley, in securing the Jacob’s Pond area for TRU last year and advancing it to this new discovery zone. This is another step toward establishing that Golden Rose is geologically prospective and hosts multiple commodities, on a massive property package that has seen little to no exploration.”

Mr. Freudman continued: “Additionally, and of great significance to TRU, we are also excited that our neighbour Marathon Gold has publicly disclosed its intention to commence mine construction at the Valentine Gold Project in early 2023, becoming an operating mine producing gold by early 2025. We expect this will attract renewed interest to the Valentine Lake Shear Zone, as TRU continues to build a turnkey polymetallic project with a robust pipeline of drilling and exploration potential.”

The Company continues to await final assay results for some holes peripheral to the primary mineralized zones, which are not expected to return significant values of mineralization.

A second promising drill target is shaping up along the same structural trend approximately 750m to 1.2km to the southwest of the Jacob’s Twin target area (figure 1). This new target contains many highly anomalous Au and Cu soil anomalies in a tightly clustered grouping and along the same trend of anomalous IP chargeability. This area shows the potential for expansion of the mineralized system along a regional trend.

Figure 2 – Cu-Au-Ag discovery in quartz-carbonate-sulphide veins from DDH JP-22-10

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Table 1 – Jacobs Twin Cu-Au-Ag-Target – uncut assay highlights

Hole No. From (m) To (m) Interval (m) Cu (%) Au (g/t) Ag (g/t) Zone
JP-22-05 45.00 51.00 6.00 0.32 NSV 1.98
JP-22-07 43.00 45.00 2.00 0.43 NSV 1.50
And 49.00 51.00 2.00 0.49 0.40 17.05
JP-22-10 128.90 140.00 11.10 0.25 NSV 7.36 Upper Zone
Including 131.15 137.00 5.85 0.37 NSV 12.72
And 183.30 200.00 16.70 0.40 NSV 6.01 Lower Zone
Including 192.25 200.00 7.75 0.53 0.35 12.15
Including 192.25 195.70 3.45 0.81 0.71 21.04
Including 193.45 196.45 3.00 1.03 0.71 24.95
JP-22-13 197.00 199.80 2.80 1.10 0.87 46.60
Including 198.66 199.80 1.14 2.19 1.39 108.30


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Nagad’s Digital Bank on cards, Sadaf to lead the side




Nagad, Bangladesh’s leading Mobile Financial Service (MFS) provider, is gearing up to establish the much-anticipated digital bank, as it is going to secure a licence from the Bangladesh Bank within a couple of months.

Sadaf Roksana, a co-founder and executive director of Nagad Ltd., has been entrusted with the responsibility of leading her company’s transformative venture that will bring greater convenience to the lives of millions of Bangladeshis, reducing their reliance on traditional brick-and-mortar banks.

The MFS provider earlier applied to secure a digital bank licence following the central bank’s call for applications through its website. The Bangladesh Bank also formulated necessary guidelines to widen and accelerate financial inclusion, which will also create jobs for young IT workers.

The world’s fastest mobile money carrier is going to venture into the digital banking era at a time when the financial landscape across the globe is fast evolving towards digitalisation, driven by technological advancements and changing consumer preferences.

Taking on the new assignment, Sadaf, a seasoned financial executive with a remarkable track record in the fintech industry, is poised to steer Nagad’s digital bank towards success. Once Nagad gets the digital bank licence, it will provide its consumers with innovative and convenient banking solutions.

“We are very excited that we are going to introduce digital banking services to the people of Bangladesh within a couple of months,” Sadaf said, adding, “This endeavour aligns perfectly with our vision of enhancing financial inclusion and ensuring easy access to all financial services also at affordable prices.”

Nagad is already well-equipped to launch a digital bank. It will start serving customers soon after getting the licence, Sadaf assured.

Under its digital banking platform, Nagad will introduce many new services, such as single-digit and collateral-free loans for small informal businesses and farmers who now are to take loans from moneylenders even at 40% interest rate per day, she pointed out.

“Thus, we will encourage them to come under financial inclusion, thus putting their money into the formal channel,” she expressed her optimism.

To assess one’s creditworthiness, Nagad has created an AI-based credit rating system that will analyse all transactions-related data available on public domains using one’s NID and mobile number, Sadaf Roksana added.

As Nagad goes ahead with its plans, all eyes will be on Sadaf Roksana and her team as they will embark on this exciting journey towards a more digitised and inclusive financial future for the country.

SOURCE Nagad Limited

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Newly inaugurated Yashobhoomi (IICC Dwarka) to host Trescon’s DATE 2023 with Finance Minister Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman amongst the dignitaries




Excitement surrounds Trescon’s Digital Acceleration & Transformation Expo (DATE) as the Honorable Finance Minister Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman confirms to speak at the event and highlight India’s financial innovation and FinTech revolution. The inaugural expo, scheduled for 23-24 November 2023 at the newly inaugurated Yashobhoomi (IICC Dwarka) in New Delhi, is set to be a grand spectacle, representing India’s enthusiastic stride towards its technological dreams, inspired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

DATE’s vision is not just to gaze into the future but to actively shape it, offering a rare confluence for government, enterprises, tech companies including startups and discerning global investors. With a dynamic setup featuring five main themes, three conference tracks for in-depth discussions, and multiple exhibition zones for tech showcase, DATE offers a glimpse into both current and future tech trends.

“Technology is shaping our world and enabling better governance in India. Hosting the inaugural DATE 2023 in India is a testament to our digitization efforts and reflects our commitment to national advancements and ambitions under our leader Shri Narendra Modi,” said Shri Tejasvi Surya, Honorable Member of Parliament and an advisory board member of DATE.

Shri Yaduveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar, Chairperson of Cyberverse, a Strategic Partner of DATE 2023, said, “DATE isn’t just an event; it’s the essence of India’s tech aspirations and its journey towards a brighter, digital future. With our Finance Minister joining the line-up of dignitaries and speakers, the event is well poised to bring the FinTech community together and augment our overall digital ecosystem.”

“DATE is our commitment to catalyze India’s digital evolution, bringing together innovation, expertise, and limitless possibilities,” said Mohammed Saleem, Founder & Chairman of Trescon. “This event is the essence of India’s tech aspirations and its journey towards a brighter, digital future,” he added.

Naveen Bharadwaj, Group CEO of Trescon, the organiser of DATE added, “We are honored to welcome Hon’ble Minister Smt Nirmala Sitharaman at DATE 2023 and eager to learn about some of the impactful initiatives being led by her as we mobilise the key tech community, showcasing cutting edge technologies, introducing startups to global investors and fueling India’s entrepreneurial spirit.”

Entrepreneurs continue to be drawn to India, aiming to revolutionize the narrative of digital transformation. Segments including esports, cybersecurity, robotics, augmented and virtual reality, the metaverse, and more are witnessing a continual upward trend as startups enter the markets and redefine the digital landscape.

DATE 2023’s objective is beyond mere envisioning; it’s about realization. Boasting over 100 global speakers and 3,000 participants, DATE 2023 promises enlightening insights into the latest tech trends, opportunities, challenges, and practical success stories. It aims to be the place-to-be for top decision-makers, tech leaders, CIOs, CTOs, and other experts from various sectors across India.

To further enhance India’s digital transformation journey, the Software Technology Parks of India (STPI)’s support serves as a key driver that will accelerate India’s digital transformation journey. Their association with DATE underscores the shared commitment towards building a robust innovation ecosystem.

In addition to STPI, DATE 2023 is proud to welcome Innovation Mission of Punjab, Goa Technology Association, Data Security Council of India (DSCI), Gujarat Electronics and Software Industries Association (GESIA), and Federation of IT Associations of Gujarati (FITAG) as valuable association partners. Their collaboration fortifies DATE’s mission to foster digital innovation and transformation in India.

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Tonik Digital Bank is proud to announce its recognition as the Philippines’ Best Customer Service for 2023, cementing its status as the number one digital bank for customer service in the country.

Tonik thanks its radically different approach from the get-go, as customer service is not just an aspect of their operations, it is their very essence incorporated in every level of the organization.

“Tonik is proud to be recognized for our customer service by none other than our consumers,” says Mila Bedrenets, Chief Growth Hacker of Tonik Digital Bank. “This award is important for us, as this validates the dedication and passion that we have poured into providing the best banking experience to all our customers.”

The recognition comes from an independent survey launched by Statista, a globally established company publishing brand top lists in cooperation with high-profile media partners. For the Philippines, Statista partnered with Philippine Daily Inquirer, the nation’s leading broadsheet.

Statista surveyed a vast sample of 11,000 Filipino customers who have either made purchases, used services, or gathered information about products or services in the past three years.


Tonik stands out from other banking institutions in such a way that customer service is a collaborative effort across all its teams.

From its agents up to members of its senior management, the bank integrates agility and care in listening to customer feedback to further enhance its app, making sure that every interaction leads to a better overall banking experience.

Bedrenets mentions that at this day and age of social media, identifying customer pain points are simple, and that it is just a matter of learning to listen and act on them quickly to address and resolve any concerns.

“I am [literally] sending screenshots of customer complaints to fellow top managers daily, just so everyone is duly aware of customer pain points,” Bedrenets said. “Once the specific complaint is addressed, we also make sure that the same issue will not be experienced by other customers.”

Tonik also utilizes the fastest possible flow of communication across all its teams to address customer issues and concerns and employs tools to effectively alleviate customer pain points.

“The ‘Voice of Customer’ unit is not a side structure for us, nor is it buried in a deeper level of our organization. We make sure that is very much present in our management committee front and center, as we understand that the more you care about customer experience, the less you will need to care about good sales performance,” Bedrenets added.

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP)-licensed digital bank also goes the extra mile by proactively informing its customers of both internal and external service improvements, changes, as well as scheduled downtimes, which may affect their app experience. This transparent communication ensures that customers are informed and updated, fostering trust and reliability.

As they continue to revolutionize the digital banking landscape in the Philippines, Tonik Digital Bank invites customers to experience banking that is truly centered around their needs, values, and aspirations.

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