Scrum Alliance(R) Announces Partnership With LeSS Company

DENVER, CO—(Marketwired – April 07, 2017) – SCRUM ALLIANCE®, the largest, most established and influential professional membership organization and certifying body in the Agile community, today announced its partnership with LeSS Company to support widespread adoption of Large–Scale Scrum (LeSS).

Scrum Alliance interim CEO Lisa Hershman said, “Recognizing that scaling agility is critical to Transforming the World of Work, and valuing doing so with the simplicity and principles of Scrum, we now seek to present organizations with options for scaling Scrum. Scrum Alliance is very pleased to announce our partnership with LeSS Company.”

Co–creator of LeSS Craig Larman said, “LeSS offers a scaling approach that applies the principles, purpose, elements, and elegance of Scrum in a large–scale context, as simply as possible, with a 'barely sufficient' structure that promotes empiricism, learning, and local ownership of ways of working and organizing. We are very happy to partner with Scrum Alliance to help deliver LeSS to the global community.”

Scaling agility is critical for Transforming the World of Work, and it touches on key priorities for future Scrum Alliance growth: improving organizational design and reaching senior management. Education and coaching for scaling agility combine to create a major gateway into interesting and influential domains for CSTs, CECs, and others within Scrum Alliance.

“Our collective goal is to provide our training and coaching community with the ability to offer LeSS education and coaching as part of their suite of programs in the very near future,” Hershman said. “With this partnership, we hope to expand opportunities to influence the world of work by engaging at more senior management levels and engaging with organizational design, which are both central to scaling.”

About Scrum Alliance
Founded in 2001, SCRUM ALLIANCE® is the largest, most established and influential professional membership and certification organization in the Agile community. SCRUM ALLIANCE® is a nonprofit association with more than 500,000 certified practitioners worldwide. Its vision is to “Transform the World of Work” with a mission to guide and inspire individuals, leaders, and organizations with practices, principles, and values that create workplaces that are joyful, prosperous, and sustainable. For more information, please visit

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About LeSS Company
After a decade of consulting and coaching with LeSS, the LeSS Company was set up in 2014 with the purpose of promoting LeSS, offering certified LeSS training, and supporting LeSS coaching. See

Northisle Copper and Gold Inc. Amends Private Placements

VANCOUVER, BC—(Marketwired – April 07, 2017) – Northisle Copper and Gold Inc. (“Northisle” or the “Company”) (TSX VENTURE: NCX) announces, further to its News Release of April 5, 2017, that it will now be raising up to $1,505,000 by way of the following non–brokered private placements, subject to TSX Venture Exchange acceptance:

(a) up to $1,005,000 by way of a unit private placement at a price of $0.15 per unit, with each unit to consist of one common share and one–half (1/2) of a share purchase warrant, with each whole warrant to entitle the holder to purchase an additional common share at a price of $0.25 for a period of 2 years from closing; and

(b) up to $500,000 by way of a flow–through share private placement at a price of $0.20 per flow–through share.

The private placements are not subject to any minimum subscriptions, and certain insiders of the Company have agreed to participate, with full particulars of such participation to be included in the news release announcing the closing of these private placements. The proceeds will be used by Northisle to finance a drilling program on its deep Red Dog and Hushamu extension targets, (forming part of its North Island Copper–Gold Project on Vancouver Island), engineering studies and for general working capital.

The securities issued pursuant to these private placements will be subject to a hold period expiring four months and one day from the date of issuance.

About Northisle

The North Island Copper–Gold Project is situated approximately 15–40 kilometres southwest of Port Hardy and contains the Hushamu and Red Dog deposits and five other partially explored copper–gold porphyry occurrences. The project is 100% owned by Northisle.

The Hushamu Resource

The Company has a current resource estimate of the Hushamu Deposit which has been filed on SEDAR.

    Resource Grade   Contained Metal
  Cu Eq
B lb
M oz
M lb
Kg x
Indicated   304,000   0.21   0.29   .010   0.55   0.45   1.4   2.8   65.7   167.4
Inferred   205,600   0.18   0.26   .008   0.38   0.39   0.8   1.7   34.9   78.1

** Copper equivalent calculated using US$2.50/lb Cu, US$1100/oz Au and US$14.00/lb Mo and is not adjusted for mining and metallurgical recoveries as these remain uncertain. The formula used is as follows: CuEQ = (Cu% x 22.0462 x 2.50) + (Au g/t x 1100.00/ 31.1035) + (Mo% x 22.0462 x 14.00). Rhenium values have not been used in the cut–off grade or Cu Equivalent calculations

The Red Dog Resource

The Red Dog Resource is located 8km northwest of the Hushamu Deposit and hosts a NI 43–101 Indicated Resource of 23.6 million tonnes grading 0.32% copper, 0.46gpt gold and 0.007% molybdenum.

For more information on Northisle and the Hushamu and Red Dog deposits please visit the Company's website at

John McClintock, P. Eng is the Qualified Person responsible for the technical content of this release.

On behalf of Northisle Copper and Gold Inc.

John McClintock

John McClintock
President, CEO and Director

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

This news release contains forward–looking statements. These forward–looking statements are based upon the reasonable beliefs of Northisle and its management as of the date of this news release; however, forward–looking statements involve risks and uncertainties and are based upon factors that may change and assumptions that may prove, with the passage of time, to be incorrect as a result of exploration and other risk factors associated with mineral exploration and development that are beyond the control of Northisle. Accordingly, undue reliance should not be placed upon such statements. If factors materially change or assumptions are materially incorrect, the actual results, performance or achievements of Northisle may be materially different from any future results, performances or achievements expressed or implied by such forward–looking statements. Northisle does not undertake any obligation to update or revise any forward–looking statements to reflect new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by applicable law.