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Prime Minister Skerrit Reinforces Collaboration in Dubai Visit

Dominica Citizenship by Investment Unit

During his most recent visit to Dubai, Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit of Dominica delivered a powerful speech, and shed light on the significant role played by the Citizenship by Investment Programme in shaping the island’s socioeconomic landscape. Speaking passionately, Prime Minister Skerrit underscored how the CBI Programme has been a cornerstone of Dominica's economic strategy, propelling the nation towards prosperity by fostering economic growth, job creation and strengthening health and educational infrastructure. He also reiterated Dominica’s steadfast commitment to maintaining the highest standard of openness and integrity and called for unity amongst Caribbean nations that offer CBI programmes in his address. Embracing OECS Countries Collaboration Prime Minister Skerrit explained how the recent Memorandum of Agreement among OECS countries emphasises the importance of harmonised legislation, standardised application procedures, uniform due diligence processes, and information sharing among member states. “It is my view that these actions are important, and they are necessary, and these are actions that we will follow through with, because there are some things that we need to do together.” He expressed optimism about the collaborative efforts and emphasised the significance of prioritising good governance and ethical practices in the CBI sector. The memorandum signifies a shift towards a more integrated and cohesive framework that unites diverse stakeholders under a common vision of excellence, accountability, and transparency. Honouring Dominica’s CBI Programme Prime Minister Skerrit warmly acknowledged the significance of the CBI programme as a key aspect of Dominica's post-disaster recovery after the devastating Hurricane Maria in 2017. “We were able to continue generating revenues from the programme, literally 48 to 72 hours after the hurricane hit us. While all other aspects of our economy came to a halt.” Recognising its pivotal role in saving the nation after Hurricane Maria, he affirmed the programme's enduring value as a catalyst for progress, prosperity, and sustainable development in Dominica. He further reaffirmed Dominica's commitment as a nation to the core principles of the CBI programme. He highlighted the importance in providing opportunities for citizens to access both mobility and economic empowerment and the programme's role in fostering a sense of citizenship and belonging, beyond economic benefits. “We understand the importance of the programme to many people, and to our country, but we want to ensure that the programme maintains its integrity.” Acknowledging economic citizens, developers, and agents During his visit, Prime Minister Skerrit engaged in productive discussions with key stakeholders in the industry, exploring opportunities for collaboration and growth. In his address, Prime Minister Skerrit expressed his gratitude to the economic citizens, developers, and agents who have contributed to the strength and resilience of the Dominica CBI Programme. He acknowledged their unwavering support and dedication, emphasising their pivotal role in shaping the programme's success. “…you as agents and developers and promoters, you have one of the most sacred responsibilities where the programme is concerned. What you do can ensure the continued success of the programme, and that's why the programme has been successful.” Marie-Therese Johnson, Director of the Citizenship by Investment Unit (CBIU), also highlighted the pivotal role that agents and developers play in guiding potential investors towards the possibilities that the Dominica CBI Programme offers. “Your role as agents is not just about transactions; it is about shaping destinies, forging connections, and building bridges to a brighter tomorrow.” Prime Minister Skerrit Emphasises Legal Compliance and Integrity in CBI Programme In a resolute statement, Prime Minister Skerrit underscored the critical role of laws and regulations in governing the Citizenship by Investment (CBI) programme. He highlighted the authority vested in him by the Constitution and laws enacted by the Parliament, emphasising the importance of adherence to legal frameworks. Prime Minister Skerrit emphasised the need for stakeholders and agents to familiarise themselves with and abide by existing laws. Addressing a key concern, Prime Minister Skerrit reiterated that applicants must contribute the full amount as legislated in the regulations, emphasising that citizenship is not a commodity subject to sales promotions, emphasising the sanctity of citizenship as defined by the Constitution. By emphasising compliance with regulations and laws, Prime Minister Skerrit reaffirmed the Government's commitment to ethical conduct in the programme. Dominica Drives Responsible Investment Practices At the core of the CBIU's operations is a dedication to transparency in every aspect of its processes. From application procedures to due diligence protocols, the CBIU prioritises clear communication, thorough documentation, and adherence to regulatory guidelines. By fostering a culture of openness, accessibility, and accountability, the CBIU aims to enhance the overall experience for stakeholders, providing clarity, guidance, and assurance throughout the citizenship acquisition journey. As Prime Minister Skerrit concluded his visit to Dubai, he expressed optimism for the future of the Dominica CBI programme, reiterating his commitment to upholding the highest standards of excellence. Through continued collaboration and partnership, Prime Minister Skerrit envisions a prosperous and sustainable future for Dominica and its stakeholders in the global citizenship landscape. Contact Details Secretary of the Dominica Citizenship by Investment Unit Commonwealth of Dominica +1 767-266-3919 info@cbiu.gov.dm

April 23, 2024 08:59 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Wolfram and Classiq Integrate Advanced Quantum Software Tools into Mathematica

Classiq Technologies

In a landmark collaboration, Classiq, a leader in quantum computing software, and Wolfram Research, the leading computational software provider, announce a software partnership. This collaboration integrates Classiq’s cutting-edge engine within Wolfram Mathematica, offering a unified solution for the development of quantum and classical algorithms. This integration is targeted at enabling users to leverage the robust capabilities of Wolfram Mathematica for algorithm development and utilize Classiq’s Quantum Model (QMOD) language for quantum algorithm development—all within a single, cohesive environment. This blend of technologies empowers users to define, visualize and optimize quantum algorithms with unprecedented ease and efficiency. Key features of this collaboration are the facilitation of Classiq’s quantum algorithm compilation tailored to specific quantum hardware and ability to intricately develop quantum circuits from a high-level overview down to detailed gate operations. The integration further allows for the execution of these quantum circuits across a diverse array of backends and simulators, directly within the Mathematica notebook. This integration supports researchers by enhancing analytical capabilities, enabling continuous exploration and data assessment. As an example of the potential of this collaboration, the Quantum Differential Equations solver exemplifies how users will be able to tackle complex challenges by defining and executing quantum algorithms like the Harrow–Hassidim–Lloyd (HHL) algorithm and Quantum Singular Value Transformation (QSVT) for matrix inversion, directly from the Mathematica interface. This application highlights the power of combining classical computational methods with quantum processing to solve complex computational problems more efficiently. “The partnership between Classiq Technologies and Wolfram Research reflects a shared commitment to advancing computational excellence,” said Nir Minerbi, CEO of Classiq. “This collaboration not only enhances the toolset available for researchers and developers, we hope to see it pave the way for groundbreaking applications across various scientific and engineering disciplines.” "In the pursuit of applying quantum technologies to address real-world challenges, robust collaboration among industry leaders is paramount. We are delighted to unveil our strategic partnership with Classiq," remarked Mads Bahrami, quantum projects manager at Wolfram. "This partnership underscores the dedication of both entities towards crafting toolsets that empower governments, industries, and academia to tackle complex problems through quantum-classical algorithms." The companies invite those seeking to combine the best of quantum and classical computation to reach out and explore the possibilities this computation integration brings. About Wolfram Founded by Stephen Wolfram in 1987, Wolfram Research is one of the world's most respected computer, web and cloud software companies - as well as a powerhouse of scientific and technical innovation. As a pioneer in computation and computational knowledge, Wolfram has pursued a long-term vision to develop the science, technology and tools to make computation an ever-more-potent force in today's and tomorrow's world. As the creators of Mathematica, Wolfram|Alpha, the Wolfram Language, and Wolfram Quantum Framework, Wolfram is the leader in developing technology and tools that inject sophisticated computation and knowledge into everything. Wolfram's strategy as an organization is to maintain a portfolio of development, from continually strengthening core algorithms and the Wolfram Knowledgebase, to supporting the latest computing and deployment architectures, to developing major new concepts and capabilities - and consistently delivering the results in the form of products, services and experimental initiatives that make breakthrough technology accessible to the broadest possible spectrum of people and organizations. Learn more at: https://wolfr.am/QuantumConsulting https://www.wolfram.com/quantum-computation-framework/ Follow Wolfram on LinkedIn, X, and YouTube. Contact Wolfram quantum team: quantum@wolfram.com Contact Wolfram PR team: outreach@wolfram.com About Classiq Classiq Technologies, the leading quantum software company, provides an all-encompassing platform (IDE, compiler and OS) with a single point of entry into quantum computing, taking you from algorithm design to execution. The high-level descriptive quantum software development environment, tailored to all levels of developer proficiency, automates quantum programming. This ensures that a broad range of talents, including those with backgrounds in AI, ML and linear algebra, can harness quantum computing without requiring deep, specialized knowledge of quantum physics. Classiq democratizes access to quantum computing and equips its users to take full advantage of the quantum computing revolution, including access to a broad range of quantum hardware. Classiq's core technology - algorithmic quantum circuit compilation - is engineered to power the quantum ecosystem of today and the future. Classiq works closely with quantum cloud providers and advanced computation hardware developers providing software for use with quantum computers, HPC and quantum simulators. Backed by investors such as HPE, HSBC, Samsung, Intesa Sanpaolo and NTT, Classiq's world-class team of scientists and engineers has distilled decades of quantum expertise into its groundbreaking quantum engine. Follow Classiq on LinkedIn, X (formerly Twitter) or YouTube, and visit the Slack community and website, www.classiq.io to learn more. Contact Details Rainier Communications Michelle McMahon +1 781-718-3248 classiqPR@rainierco.com Company Website http://www.classiq.io/

April 23, 2024 08:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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USGrants.org Unveils Comprehensive Guide to Empower Entrepreneurs

Rev Up Marketers

USGrants.org, an online platform dedicated to facilitating access to government grants, has released a new step-by-step guide to support budding entrepreneurs in navigating the complexities of launching a new business. The guide offers a streamlined approach to starting a business and gaining necessary funding without the burden of repayment, enabling new business owners to preserve equity and maintain financial health. The guide details how USGrants.org can assist in finding specific grants related to start-up costs, expansion capital, and innovative research, providing a non-repayable funding solution that helps new ventures avoid debt. This comprehensive guide simplifies the process of starting and funding a business and empowers entrepreneurs with the knowledge to strategically leverage grants to their fullest potential. Some of the key features highlighted in the guide by USGrants.org are as follows Developing a Solid Foundation with a Business Idea: Identifying potential products or services, understanding the target market, and distinguishing from competitors refine a business idea. USGrants.org provides access to grants that support market research and initial feasibility studies, essential for those at the concept formulation stage. Crafting a Strategic Business Plan: A well-crafted business plan outlines market entry strategies, growth opportunities, and financial projections. USGrants.org enables entrepreneurs to hire consultants or advisors who can aid in developing a robust business plan. Securing Adequate Financing: The guide details how USGrants.org can assist in finding specific grants related to start-up costs, expansion capital, and innovative research, providing a non-repayable funding solution that helps new ventures avoid debt. Choosing the Right Business Structure: While USGrants.org does not guide legal structure decisions directly, it does offer information on grants that require certain business formations, which can influence the decision-making process. Navigating Registration and Compliance: The guide emphasizes the importance of properly registering the business and understanding all regulatory requirements. It highlights how USGrants.org can aid in securing grants for legal services, licensing fees, and compliance costs, bolstering that businesses meet all legal thresholds without financial strain. Establishing a Physical or Virtual Office: The guide points to USGrants.org as a resource for finding financial support for physical setups, such as modifications for accessibility, eco-friendly improvements, or securing leases. Effective Marketing Strategies: The guide covers how USGrants.org can help obtain funding for marketing efforts, including advertising, and promotional events, especially for businesses that emphasize innovation, sustainability, or community involvement. This comprehensive guide not only simplifies the process of starting and funding a business but also empowers entrepreneurs with the knowledge to strategically leverage grants to their fullest potential. For more information on utilizing USGrants.org effectively, please visit their website. About USGrants.org: USGrants.org is an online resource dedicated to providing information and support for individuals and organizations seeking government grants. USGrants.org offers comprehensive information, expert guidance, and a commitment to inclusivity, ensuring that grants are accessible to all. Contact Details US Grants ORG Aaron Lee Info@usgrants.org Company Website https://www.usgrants.org/

April 20, 2024 08:28 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Comcast Completes Major Fiber Network Expansion in Spring Hill, Kansas

Comcast Greater Kansas City

Comcast announced today the completed expansion of its next-generation Xfinity network to homes and businesses in the City of Spring Hill. The media and technology company invested more than $13 million to install more than 90 miles of new fiber-rich highways that will offer residential broadband speeds faster than 1 gigabit per second (Gbps) and business speeds up to 100 Gbps. The completion is part of Comcast’s ongoing expansion in the Midwest where Comcast is also expanding into Paola/Hillsdale. “The Kelly-Toland Administration recognizes that building reliable broadband services is essential for healthy communities throughout the state,” Lieutenant Governor and Secretary of Commerce David Toland said. “With the completion of this project, the Spring Hill community now has the resources needed to stay connected and engaged – and help drive economic development.” "The City of Spring Hill joins Comcast in celebrating the completion of this investment in our community. It will support workforce development, education and greater access to high-speed internet for our residents. This was a big priority of this administration from the start, and I’m glad to see it through to becoming a reality. It also improves our internet infrastructure in a way that is attractive to businesses interested in growing here," said Mayor Joe Berkey, City of Spring Hill. “I am grateful for Comcast’s commitment to expanding broadband access to Spring Hill and also their continued commitment to sponsoring other Spring Hill community events throughout the year.” To celebrate the expansion of Xfinity services to the City of Spring Hill, Comcast will donate $5,000 to the Spring Hill Education Foundation and will host an ‘Xfinity On Tour’ event during the Spring Hill Recreation Center Daffodil Days on April 20 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. CST at the Spring Hill Learning Academy at 300 E. Street. This free, family-oriented community event provides residents the opportunity to learn more about Comcast services, answer questions, and take advantage of exclusive offers. You can also stop into the nearest Xfinity store to learn more. For Spring Hill residents, this expansion means access to all Xfinity Internet service offerings with speeds faster than 1 Gig and advanced WiFi technology from powerful gateways capable of delivering reliable and consistent connections for real-time activities like gaming, live streaming, and video conferencing with ultra-low lag. Residents will also have access to the Xfinity X1 video platform, Xfinity Home, Comcast’s professionally installed home security solution, and Xfinity Mobile, one of the nation’s fastest growing mobile services that can save customers hundreds of dollars a year on their mobile bills, and is top ranked in customer satisfaction. “Reliable high-speed internet is essential in today’s digital economy, which is why Comcast continues its commitment to connect more Johnson County region families and businesses to the moments that matter most,” said Kalyn Hove, Comcast Midwest Regional Senior Vice President. “By establishing the best broadband infrastructure today, we are securing the economic prosperity of these communities for tomorrow.” For local businesses, Comcast Business offers a suite of connectivity, cybersecurity, managed solutions and Comcast Business Mobile products designed specifically for their employee’s needs. Powered by the nation’s largest Gig-speed broadband network, and backed by 24/7 customer support, Comcast Business is the nation’s largest cable and Internet provider to small and mid-size businesses and one of the leading providers to larger organizations in the Enterprise market. Comcast Business has been consistently recognized by industry analysts and associations as a leader and innovator, and one of the fastest growing providers of Ethernet services. “We purchased The Bean in Spring Hill nearly three years ago. The most difficult part of doing business was little to no access to internet and proper speeds needed to run our business,” stated Brad Killen, CEO of The Bean. “When I spoke with Comcast Business it was a quick YES to help us. Before switching to Comcast, our WiFi went out every other day and we were running on the slowest speeds. We are now finally getting normal speeds and could not be happier with the service. Everyday dozens of people work, take meetings, or calls at The Bean and this upgrade keeps people coming back for more.” Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA) is a global media and technology company. From the connectivity and platforms we provide, to the content and experiences we create, our businesses reach hundreds of millions of customers, viewers, and guests worldwide. We deliver world-class broadband, wireless, and video through Xfinity, Comcast Business, and Sky; produce, distribute, and stream leading entertainment, sports, and news through brands including NBC, Telemundo, Universal, Peacock, and Sky; and bring incredible theme parks and attractions to life through Universal Destinations & Experiences. Visit www.comcastcorporation.com for more information. Contact Details Comcast Corporation Jill Hornbacher +1 651-425-1695 jill_hornbacher@comcast.com Company Website https://midwest.comcast.com

April 19, 2024 08:30 AM Central Daylight Time

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Adobe's New Acrobat AI Assistant

News Media Group, Inc.

Contact Details News Media Group, Inc. Karl Wayne +1 334-440-6397 karl@newsmg.com Company Website https://newsmg.com/

April 18, 2024 07:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Comtex Launches Omnia: A Cutting-Edge News API Platform leveraging NLP and AI

Comtex

Comtex News Network, Inc (Comtex), a leading provider of news aggregation and distribution services to top firms in financial services, news publishing, syndication, and analytics, proudly announces the launch of its innovative API platform, Omnia. Omnia is a state-of-the-art API platform designed to revolutionize the way businesses access and utilize news content. Omnia empowers users with instant access to real-time streaming news, AI-generated article summaries, enhanced tagging and categorization based on NLP, advanced filtering, and access to an extensive catalog of curated news sources. Key Features of Omnia Include: Real-time Streaming News: Omnia provides real-time streaming news via websockets push and REST API for seamless integration into existing systems. Enhanced Tagging and Categorization: Leveraging AI and proprietary NLP-based algorithms, Omnia offers enhanced tagging and categorization of content, including press releases, earnings releases, product categories, and more. AI-Generated Article Summaries: Omnia utilizes AI to generate concise and searchable article summaries, enabling users to quickly grasp an article before reading it. Advanced Filtering: Omnia's advanced filtering capabilities allow users to customize their news feeds based on specific criteria, ensuring they receive only the most relevant content. Access to an extensive collection of curated, high-quality sources used by top companies in financial services, analytics, research and a broad range of industries. Omnia is designed for rapid integration and serves a variety of use cases, including training of LLMs, financial platforms, asset management, trading, academic research, legal research, market research, and much more. Commenting on the launch, Comtex CEO Kan Devnani said, "We are pleased to bring a flexible, state-of-the-art news platform with access to curated, premium news sources to market. Omnia is an extendable platform, combining AI with our rich experience applying NLP to news content. This will allow clients to derive more intelligence and insights from the news content we offer and help clients curate and identify the content most relevant to them. Comtex will use Omnia to deliver evolving analytics and insight to its users." Access to Omnia can be trialed by visiting https://www.comtex.com/api. Comtex encourages users to explore its features and capabilities. To learn more about Omnia and request a demo, please contact sales@comtex.com or visit https://www.comtex.com/api. About Comtex News Network, Inc (Comtex): Comtex News Network Inc (Comtex) is a leading provider of news aggregation services to top firms in financial services, news publishing, syndication, and analytics. With a wealth of experience and expertise, Comtex delivers comprehensive news solutions that empower businesses to make informed decisions and stay ahead of the competition. Comtex also offers syndication services to content providers and platforms to generate traffic to online content. Contact Details Comtex News Network Media Relations sales@comtex.com

April 12, 2024 02:01 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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Select Sector SPDR ETFs: A Strategic Approach to Precision Investing and Customized Portfolios

Select Sector SPDR

In the dynamic world of investing, Exchange-Traded Funds ( ETFs ) have proved to be a powerful tool for investors seeking diversification, flexibility, and potentially a more sector-driven approach. Select Sector SPDR ETFs offer a focused approach to sector investing, enabling investors to specifically target sectors within the broader market. This method of investment strategy is designed to arm investors with greater control and flexibility over their portfolios. Select Sector SPDR ETFs segment the S&P 500 into 11 investable sectors, covering all broad market segments. They provide access to various industries, allowing investors to craft a diversified portfolio that aligns with their unique investment goals. This approach presents an excellent opportunity for both individual and institutional investors to effectively navigate the financial markets. Each ETF comprises well-known, large-cap companies from the S&P 500, ensuring broad exposure and diversification. The transparent nature of ETFs allows for daily disclosure of portfolio holdings and weightings, providing investors with visibility into their investments. The full lineup of Select Sector SPDR ETFs includes: Communication Services Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLC) Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLY) Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLP) Energy Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLE) Financials Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLF) Health Care Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLV) Industrials Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLI) Materials Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLB) Real Estate Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLRE) Technology Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLK) Utilities Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLU) These ETFs provide flexible, transparent, and low-cost investment options to both retail and institutional investors. The flexibility offered by these ETFs empowers investors to make strategic adjustments in their portfolios as market conditions change. This flexibility, combined with the transparency of daily disclosure of portfolio holdings, allows investors to always be aware of where their money is invested. Select Sector SPDR ETFs offer a unique opportunity to invest in various sectors with precision and flexibility. They provide a simplified approach to sector investing, allowing investors to customize their portfolios to meet their specific investment objectives. DISCLAIMER: This is a work of research and should not be taken as investment or financial advice. Therefore, Select Sector SPDRs or the publisher is not liable for any decision made based on the publication. About the Company: Select Sector SPDR ETFs offer flexibility and customization opportunities. Many investors have similar outlooks, but no two are exactly alike. Select Sector SPDR ETFs let investors select the sectors that best meet their investment goals. DISCLOSURES The S&P 500 Index is an unmanaged index of 500 common stocks that is generally considered representative of the U.S. stock market. The index is heavily weighted toward stocks with large market capitalizations and represents approximately two-thirds of the total market value of all domestic common stocks. The S&P 500 Index figures do not reflect any fees, expenses or taxes. An investor should consider investment objectives, risks, fees and expenses before investing. One may not invest directly in an index. Transparent ETFs provide daily disclosure of portfolio holdings and weightings All ETFs are subject to risk, including loss of principal. Sector ETF products are also subject to sector risk and nondiversification risk, which generally will result in greater price fluctuations than the overall market. Diversification does not eliminate risk. An investor should consider investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses carefully before investing. To obtain a prospectus, which contains this and other information, call 1-866-SECTOR-ETF (732-8673) or visit www.sectorspdrs.com. Read the prospectus carefully before investing. ALPS Portfolio Solutions Distributor, Inc., a registered broker-dealer, is distributor for the Select Sector SPDR Trust. Media Contact: Company: Select Sector SPDRs Contact: Dan Dolan* Address: 1290 Broadway, Suite 1000, Denver, CO 80203 Country: United States Email: dan.dolan@sectorspdrs.com Website: https://www.sectorspdrs.com/ *Dan Dolan is a Registered Representative of ALPS Portfolio Solutions Distributor, Inc. ALPS Portfolio Solutions Distributor, Inc., a registered broker-dealer, is the distributor for the Select Sector SPDR Trust. SEL007439 EXP 5/31/24 Contact Details Dan Dolan +1 203-935-8103 dan.dolan@sectorspdrs.com Company Website https://www.sectorspdrs.com/

April 12, 2024 05:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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American Clean Power Association Providing Solutions and Powering the Future

YourUpdateTV

A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/yOLnXhAmafE American made clean power is rapidly growing from coast to coast.. Renewables like wind and solar—coupled with battery storage—led new power generation over the past several years and the future is bright. The clean energy industry is fueled by American workers and supports family farms and communities across this country. Clean energy is a leading source of U.S. job creation and investment. Clean energy provides jobs for nearly a half a million Americans. The U.S. has enough installed clean energy to power nearly 70 million American homes. Harnessing our world-class clean energy resources will play an essential role in strengthening the country’s economy. Fully realizing our clean power potential will create tens of thousands of good-paying jobs, boost U.S. manufacturing, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The American Clean Power Association (ACP) is the leading voice of today’s multi-tech clean energy industry, representing over 800 energy storage, wind, utility-scale solar, clean hydrogen, and transmission companies. ACP is committed to meeting America’s national security, economic and climate goals with fast-growing, low-cost, and reliable domestic power. On April 3 rd, Jason Grumet, American Clean Power Association, Chief Executive Officer conducted a nationwide media tour discussing the following topics: What is clean power and how widespread its usage is. National and local economic benefits. How adoption of clean power is a major job driver. Benefits of renewable farming and success stories from local farms and farm owners For more information, visit FUELFORTHOUGHT.ENERGY Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727 yourupdatetv@gmail.com

April 11, 2024 02:16 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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Most cannabis consumers would vote for pro-cannabis candidates regardless of party, new polling finds

NuggMD

A majority of cannabis consumers who are likely to vote this November would cast their ballot for a pro-cannabis presidential candidate regardless of that candidate’s party, according to a new poll that sheds light on how aligned cannabis consumers are as a voting bloc and what they think about this year's presidential election. When asked whether a presidential candidate’s endorsement of pro-cannabis policies would increase their likelihood of voting for that candidate, 59% of the respondents said: “Yes, this would make me more likely to vote for that candidate regardless of their party.” Just 14% of respondents said they are locked into voting for their party or candidate of choice. The poll was conducted by NuggMD.com, the largest telehealth platform for cannabis, using its own first-party data. The full results are available on the company’s website. It shows President Biden outperforming Donald Trump, 43% to 36%, among those who use cannabis regularly, a population of at least 35 million voting-age people. President Biden also polled well ahead of a generic Republican candidate, while Trump was roughly tied with a generic Democratic candidate. Concerning cannabis policy, the Democratic Party polled better than the GOP among this audience. Fifty-six percent of respondents said Democratic electeds have better ideas for cannabis policy, compared to 16% who said the same of Republicans. But this support is neither universal nor particularly intense. Nearly 40% of respondents indicated that they believe Democrats “want to suppress the legal use of cannabis,” while 68% said the same of Republicans. While 88% of respondents said understanding cannabis culture is a requirement for writing and passing effective cannabis legislation, 73% said elected officials in general currently lack that understanding. “This poll shows that adopting pro-cannabis policies can move more constituents into either party’s camp,” said Deb Tharp, head of legal and policy research at NuggMD. “This is a large voting population we’re talking about, and its demographics are changing quickly.” She continued: “Respondents say they’re motivated by policy commitments and wins, not by grievance politics, outrage, or red meat. The degree to which this emerging constituency is moveable, and how to move them, will probably come as a surprise to insiders of both parties. “To me, it signals that Republicans are shooting themselves in the foot by continuing to embrace the platform of prohibition. Democrats should double down on cannabis and expand their voting base by embracing full decriminalization and expungement for victims of targeted, unjust enforcement.” Methodology NuggMD.com conducted the poll digitally from March 25 to April 3 using a random sample of its first-party data. In total, 53,380 individuals were contacted and 755 completed the survey, resulting in a margin of error of 3.89% at a confidence level of 95%. Six swing states (n=120 in aggregate) were over-indexed. The full data set is available upon request. About NuggMD NuggMD is the nation's leading medical marijuana technology platform, serving patients in Arizona, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, and West Virginia. They've connected over 1,300,000 patients face-to-face with their new medical marijuana doctors via their state-of-the-art telemedicine platform. They believe every human being has the right to explore the benefits of medical cannabis and are fully committed to helping each patient explore every option in their journey to wellness. For further information, visit https://www.nuggmd.com. Contact Details Andrew Graham +1 646-385-0189 andrew.g@getnugg.com Company Website http://www.nuggmd.com

April 11, 2024 12:28 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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