Investors want disclosure before they invest: SEC

James Langton Feds launch council on sustainable finance Share this article and your comments with peers on social media CSA releases guidance on crypto disclosure Related news Keywords DisclosureCompanies Securities and Exchange Commission SCC greenlights class action against fund dealer, manager A new study of financial literacy by the staff of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) finds that investors would prefer to receive investment disclosure before they trade, and that it be presented in concise, visual formats. The SEC published a staff study on Thursday that was mandated by the U.S. regulatory reform bill known as Dodd-Frank, which examines investor perceptions and preferences regarding investment disclosures. Facebook LinkedIn Twitter The study says its research shows that “investors prefer to receive investment disclosures before investing, rather than after, as occurs with many investment products purchased today.” Additionally, it says they prefer “layered disclosure” that includes summary documents detailing key information, with more detailed information available on demand; and that they favour disclosures in visual formats, using bullet points, charts and graphs. In terms of delivery, some prefer paper disclosure, while others would rather receive it online, it notes. The SEC report also identifies the sort of information that investors find useful and relevant in helping them make informed decisions, including information about product fees, investment objectives, performance, strategy and risks; along with information about an advisor’s professional background, disciplinary history and conflicts of interest. Additionally, it proposes several methods of improving expense disclosure, and for increasing the transparency of conflicts of interest. “Understanding the needs of investors is critical to carrying out the commission’s investor protection mission,” said SEC chairwoman Mary Schapiro. “The study provides important data and insights that will assist the commission in its ongoing efforts to help retail investors make informed investing decisions.” “From methods to improve disclosures to best practices for investor education programs, the study addresses a wide range of areas related to investor literacy,” added Lori Schock, director of the SEC’s Office of Investor Education and Advocacy. “It is a ‘must read’ for any individual or organization dedicated to educating investors.” read more

Thomson Reuters expands coverage of Canada’s fixed income market

first_img Keywords Bond Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Share this article and your comments with peers on social media The deal will provide access to more than 3,500 lines of live inventory, and depth-of-market data, on Government of Canada and federal agency bonds, provincial bonds, municipal bonds, corporate bonds, strip bonds and money markets, Thomson Reuters says. Data is based on live executable offerings (not indications of interest) from several of Canada’s leading fixed income broker dealers and includes historical reference data going back to 2002. Real-time data is now available on Thomson Reuters’s Eikon desktop product, providing access to detailed information from Canada’s only live bond marketplace. Customers can also access the market data from Elektron Real Time, a low-latency, consolidated real-time feed that provides normalized, full-tick, depth-of-market data from exchanges around the world, Thomson Reuters notes. “This agreement with Perimeter demonstrates our ongoing commitment to providing sought after services to the Canadian marketplace. Adding CBID enables us to provide authoritative data on Canada’s fixed income markets while opening significant new investment opportunities for both Eikon users and customers using Elektron Real Time from Thomson Reuters at the enterprise level in this important global market,” says Jamie Grant, global head of rates for fixed income at Thomson Reuters. “The unique nature and rapid growth of CBID make it an ideal source of this type of information for individual investors,” said Geoff Eby, president of Perimeter Markets. “Unlike some other bond information sources, whose pricing may be based on indicative levels, the CBID data represents the wholesale prices and yields in Canada’s live fixed income marketplace.” Related news The availability of data on Canada’s fixed income markets is being expanded with a deal between New York City-based Thomson Reuters and Toronto-based Perimeter Markets Inc., which operates multi-dealer fixed income marketplace CBID. Thomson Reuters will be distributing real-time price and yield data on the Canadian bond market from CBID, the global financial information firm announced on Wednesday. center_img With bond yields low and rising, what is the price of safety? James Langton When bond ratings slip, investors shrug Catastrophe bond market gains momentumlast_img read more

Travel bans extended as United Arab Emirates, Burundi and Rwanda added to red list to prevent spread of new variant

first_imgTravel bans extended as United Arab Emirates, Burundi and Rwanda added to red list to prevent spread of new variant entry to the UK is banned for visitors arriving from the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Burundi and Rwanda from 29 January 2021 at 1pm – British, Irish and third-country nationals with residence rights in the UK will be allowed to enterfrom 4am on Friday morning all arrivals who have, in the 10 days before their arrival in the UK, been in these destinations, and their households, will have to self-isolate immediately, and will not be eligible to use Test to Releasemove is in response to new evidence showing the likely spread of a coronavirus variant first identified in South AfricaThe government has taken the urgent decision to ban travel to the UK from the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Burundi and Rwanda to prevent the spread of the new variant originally identified in South Africa into the UK.From 1pm on Friday 29 January, passengers who have been in or transited through the United Arab Emirates, Burundi and Rwanda in the last 10 days will no longer be granted access to the UK.This does not include British and Irish nationals, or third-country nationals with residence rights in the UK, who will be able to enter the UK but are required to self-isolate for 10 days at home, along with their household. Passengers returning from these countries cannot be released from self-isolation through Test to Release.There will also be a flight ban on direct passenger flights from the UAE.The decision to ban travel from these destinations follows the discovery of a new coronavirus variant first identified in South Africa, that may have spread to other countries, including the UAE, Burundi and Rwanda.Any exemptions usually in place will not apply, including for business travel.British nationals currently in the UAE should make use of the commercial options available if they wish to return to the UK. Indirect commercial routes that will enable British and Irish nationals and residents to return to the UK continue to operate.British nationals should check Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) travel advice and follow local guidance. The FCDO will continue to offer tailored consular assistance to British nationals in country in need of advice on a 24/7 basis.Today’s (28 January 2021) action follows new measures announced by the government yesterday to minimise travel across international borders and reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission, including managed isolation in hotels and the need to declare a reason for travel. More details on these measures will be set out next week. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Africa, British, Burundi, business, commonwealth, coronavirus, covid-19, Discovery, Government, isolation, Rwanda, South Africa, travel ban, UAE, UK, UK Governmentlast_img read more

Ninth International NGBT Conference being held in Mumbai

first_img Comments (0) SciGenom Research Foundation (SGRF) is organising 9th annual ‘NextGen Genomics, Biology, Bioinformatics and Technologies (NGBT) Conference’ in Mumbai from September 30th to October 2nd.The three-day conference will host speakers from multiple areas of biology and biology-enabling technologies from India and abroad. This board meeting covers advances in genomics technologies for basic and translational science and includes talks focused on wide areas of biology including human genetics, drug discovery, clinical medicine, biomarkers, diagnostics, animal, plant, agricultural and conservation sciences.“Over the past nine years NGBT has evolved to create a forum for researchers, students, clinicians, plant and animal scientists, and technology/biology companies from India and across the globe to meet, share and gain knowledge on advances in science and technologies. The science of genomics is revolutionising healthcare, drug discovery, plant and animal sciences. Our conference is intended to bring these cutting-edge advances accessible to scientist and aspiring students in India.  The ultimate goal of Science is to help the well-being of all in society and our hope is for our conference to be a catalyst towards this goal” said Dr Sekar Seshagiri, NGBT Conference Chair and President, SGRF.The conference is an annual platform that focuses on aiding and encouraging scientific research in India and South Asia and is attended by many industry leaders from across the world.“We recently treated a lung cancer patient with the right drug based on her tumor mutation that resolved her lung cancer and improved her quality of life. Genomics enabled precision medicine is changing cancer treatment by matching patients with the right drugs” said Dr Kumar Prabhash, Prof Medical Oncology, Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai.“I am pleased that the NGBT initiative has enabled scholars, thinkers and thought leaders from around the world to meet and exchange ideas. Scientific developments in the genomics space is going to radically change many areas including agricultural sciences. It will positively impact our farmers and their well-being” said Dr K K Narayanan, Founder and former CEO of Metahelix, India.The conference features scientific leaders from ACTREC, Tata Memorial Hospital, TIFR, IISER, IISc, NIBMG, NCBS, IIT, AIIMS, TNAU, KAU, SRMC, CCMB,  BGI, Johns Hopkins University, UCSF, Uni, of Frankfurt, the institute of Cancer Research UK, Uni of Toronto, Uni of Montreal, Goethe University, CMC-Vellore, Institute of Cancer Research: Royal Cancer Hospital, Tata Rallis, Genentech, 10x Genomics, Nanostring, PacBio, Oxford Nanopoere, MedGenome, AgriGenome, Nature, QIMR Berghofer, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and other leading organizations from across the world.SGRF also announced over 100 ‘meeting scholarships’ to support student participation at the NGBT meeting. The highly competitive meeting scholarships were awarded based on abstracts submitted for the NGBT conference presentation. “We are grateful for the support from prestigious journals such as Nature, Cell and Science, for their support for student poster prizes” said Dr Krishna Rajalingam, Professor, University of Frankfurt and co-chair of the NGBT meeting. News Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha Related Posts 9th  ‘NextGen GenomicsBioinformatics and Technologies (NGBT) ConferenceBiologySciGenom Research Foundation The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story Add Comment Share Ninth International NGBT Conference being held in Mumbai The conference is an annual platform that focuses on aiding and encouraging scientific research in India and South Asia and is attended by many industry leaders from across the world WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care app Read Article By EH News Bureau on September 30, 2019 last_img read more

Los Angeles – Get tough: Pot industry wants LA crackdown on rogue shops

first_imgHomeBriefsLos Angeles – Get tough: Pot industry wants LA crackdown on rogue shops Jun. 11, 2019 at 4:45 amBriefsCity CouncilNewsLos Angeles – Get tough: Pot industry wants LA crackdown on rogue shopsnews2 years agocannabislegal marijuana industrylos angeles city hall The legal marijuana industry urged Los Angeles City Hall on Monday to get tougher with illegal shops that are gouging their businesses in open sight.Illegal pot shops are widespread throughout Los Angeles and typically look like the real thing. And they’re thriving — they sell cheaper products than their legal rivals because they don’t charge hefty state and local taxes.In a letter Monday, the industry group Southern California Coalition recommended the city consider seizing cannabis inventory and cash from illegal shops that are found to be selling tainted products.In the legal market, marijuana, concentrates, cookies and other products must be tested by independent labs for consumer safety — a requirement that illegal shops can ignore.The group said that the failure to seize cash and pot products from illegal shops after raids allows the business to quickly reopen.With no testing safeguards in place in the illegal market “there’s a high probability the … cannabis products in these shops are contaminated,” the group wrote.They urged the city “in the strongest possible terms to continue testing cannabis … in unlicensed shops.”California’s effort to transform its longstanding illegal and medicinal marijuana markets into a unified, multibillion-dollar industry kicked off last year. But the transition has been uneven and it’s likely to take years for the legal market to find its footing.Many communities ban marijuana sales and growing, leaving residents in those places without access to legal shops. Businesses complain about hefty tax rates that can approach 50 percent in some communities, which they say drive consumers into the tax-free illicit market. There’s on ongoing fight over home deliveries, and a promised tax windfall never arrived.There have been problems in other states with legal marijuana. In Nevada, a court fight is underway after some businesses charged that the state system for awarding licenses is unfair. In Oregon last year, an excess of marijuana in the supply chain prompted regulators to suspend processing new applications for marijuana business licenses.In Los Angeles, the industry group said that many legal shops are being driven toward bankruptcy because they are surrounded by rogue shops undercutting them.Because of taxes and heavy regulatory fees, legal operators “cannot compete with illicit operators,” the group said.The group also recommended ticketing employees at rogue shops to discourage them from returning, and having building inspectors always accompany police on raids to close down unsafe structures. They also suggested the city consider placing tax liens on illegal shops.MICHAEL R. BLOOD , Associated PressTags :cannabislegal marijuana industrylos angeles city hallshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentMedical pot takes hit when weed legal for allLOS ANGELES – UCLA says gynecologist accused of sexually abusing patientsYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall8 hours agoBriefsLos Angeles Sheriff’s deputy accused of destroying evidence of 2019 assaultAssociated Press12 hours agoBriefsCalifornia State Treasurer Fiona Ma to Speak at Online Santa Monica College Commencement Ceremony June 25Guest Author12 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press19 hours agoNewsWedding boom is on in the US as vendors scramble to keep upAssociated Press19 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson19 hours agolast_img read more

Live coverage: Huawei’s OTF 2018

first_img DT Pan-Net chief flags culture as key to transformation OPERATIONS TRANSFORMATION FORUM 2018: Jean-Claude Geha, chairman of DT Pan-Net, explained it takes “a lot … Huawei Transformation Forum 2018 – News 5 Sep 2018 Huawei highlights indoor coverage as key to 5G OPERATIONS TRANSFORMATION FORUM 2018: Huawei shone a spotlight on the importance of delivering indoor coverage … Huawei Transformation Forum 2018 – News 5 Sep 2018 BBVA claims banking industry struggling with digital future LIVE FROM OPERATIONS TRANSFORMATION FORUM 2018: Many financial services companies are “crippled with the past” … Money 4 Sep 2018 In partnership with Huawei, Mobile World Live is in Munich, Germany for Operations Transformation Forum, 3-4 September 2018. Full coverage below.Video Interview: Telefonica Germany CTO At Huawei’s Operations Transformation Forum 2018 event in Munich, Cayetano Carbajo Martin, CTO of Telefonica … Huawei Transformation Forum 2018 – Video 12 Sep 2018 News Culture central to transformation success The human element emerged as a key theme during discussions of business transformation efforts at … Huawei Transformation Forum 2018 – News 11 Sep 2018 Feature: Huawei OTF 2018 Day 1 highlights In partnership with Huawei, Mobile World Live brings you highlights of day one at the … Featured Content 4 Sep 2018 Feature: Huawei OTF 2018 Day 2 highlights 5G was a major part of this year’s Operations Transformation Forum event in Munich. In … Huawei Transformation Forum 2018 – Video 6 Sep 2018 Interview: Vodafone Germany At Huawei’s Operations Transformation Forum 2018 event in Munich, Soren Trebst of Vodafone Germany talked … Huawei Transformation Forum 2018 – Video 12 Sep 2018 Operators reveal the role of 5G in driving operations transformation The mobile industry’s preparations for the launch of 5G services is proving to be a … Huawei Transformation Forum 2018 – News 11 Sep 2018 Interview: KPN CTIO At Huawei’s Operations Transformation Forum 2018 event in Munich, Bouke Hoving updated Mobile World Live … Huawei Transformation Forum 2018 – Video 12 Sep 2018 HKT, Huawei pitch digital transformation knowledge OPERATIONS TRANSFORMATION FORUM 2018: Hong Kong operator HKT and Huawei jointly opened the Digital Transformation … Huawei Transformation Forum 2018 – News 5 Sep 2018 Interview: Turkcell CEO At Huawei’s Operations Transformation Forum 2018 event in Munich, Turkcell CEO Kaan Terzioglu explains how … Huawei Transformation Forum 2018 – Video 5 Sep 2018 BT, Orange see FWA 5G as digital driver LIVE FROM OPERATIONS TRANSFORMATION FORUM 2018: A key driver of operators’ digital transformation initiatives is … Huawei Transformation Forum 2018 – News 3 Sep 2018 Huawei hails digital benefits for telcos LIVE FROM OPERATIONS TRANSFORMATION FORUM 2018: Hua Liang, board chairman of Huawei, highlighted the key … Huawei Transformation Forum 2018 – News 3 Sep 2018 GSMA tips entertainment as huge operator opportunity LIVE FROM OPERATIONS TRANSFORMATION FORUM 2018: GSMA Chief Strategy Officer Laxmi Akkaraju (pictured) identified entertainment … Huawei Transformation Forum 2018 – News 3 Sep 2018 Expert calls for regulators to leave 5G specs to industry LIVE FROM OPERATIONS TRANSFORMATION FORUM 2018: A former head of Germany’s Federal Network Agency believes … Huawei Transformation Forum 2018 – News 3 Sep 2018 Turkcell aims to take its digital success global LIVE FROM OPERATIONS TRANSFORMATION FORUM 2018: Turkcell chief Kaan Terzioglu claimed the company is in talks … Huawei Transformation Forum 2018 – News 3 Sep 2018last_img read more

Newcomer CBN targets China standalone 5G launch in 2020

first_img China Broadcasting Network (CBN) confirmed plans to introduce commercial 5G service in 2020 using standalone (SA) technology, with a full network rollout targetted in 2021, local media reported.Zhao Jingchun, chairman of CBN, the national cable TV network, said the company will focus on delivering HD and ultra HD video content using the 700MHz band. It also has 4.9GHz spectrum.The newcomer to mobile, which received its 5G licence in June together with the country’s three major mobile operators, started SA 5G trials in early October in Shanghai.Jingchun noted just a few months ago it didn’t have any base stations and is working with industry partners to quickly scale up its network.SA 5G uses both a 5G radio access network and a 5G core. Non-SA 5G networks use a 5G radio and a 4G core.On 31 October, China Mobile, China Telecom and China Unicom officially launched 5G services in parts of 50 cities. They have deployed 113,000 5G base stations and signed up 870,000 subscribers, China Daily reported.The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology granted a telecoms licence to CBN in 2016 as part of the government’s plan to accelerate the convergence of telecoms, broadcasting and internet networks. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back Previous ArticleTelefonica strikes access deal with AT&T MexicoNext ArticleEdotco deploys bamboo tower in Myanmar Joseph Waring AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 22 NOV 2019 Author HomeAsiaNews Newcomer CBN targets China standalone 5G launch in 2020 Joseph Waring joins Mobile World Live as the Asia editor for its new Asia channel. Before joining the GSMA, Joseph was group editor for Telecom Asia for more than ten years. In addition to writing features, news and blogs, he… Read morelast_img read more

Can McDowell dump the slump?

first_imgPLAYA DEL CARMEN, Mexico – Graeme McDowell was lured to the OHL Classic at Mayakoba by the prospect of a clean slate. A fresh start, an opportunity to put a disastrous season behind him. A chance to rekindle his game and begin his charge back up the world rankings to the lofty perch he once occupied for so long. Through two rounds in Mexico he appears to have found all of that, but make no mistake – there is still work to be done. McDowell scorched El Camaleon on Friday, recording nine birdies en route to a 63, the lowest round of the week. At 12 under, he sits two shots clear of Si Woo Kim and appears in great position to capture his third PGA Tour win. The easy demeanor and confident smile McDowell currently carries have been a rare sight in recent months. More than a year removed from his last top-10 finish, the Ulsterman has watched his world ranking slide from No. 15 to begin the year to No. 85 entering this week. “I’ve had a spell here the last 18 months where making cuts has been hard, and getting into contention’s been difficult,” McDowell said. Things bottomed out for McDowell at the PGA Championship, where a missed cut ended his season before the FedEx Cup Playoffs began. The ball-striking, he explained, had been showing signs of a turnaround since the Scottish Open in July, but he was never able to capitalize on scoring opportunities. McDowell used the unexpected gap in his schedule to take a break from golf and take stock of the situation he had played his way into. OHL Classic at Mayakoba: Articles, photos and videos “About five weeks off I took after Whistling Straits, which was key for me,” McDowell said. “I needed to clear my head. I was under too much pressure. I was putting too much pressure on myself.” After returning to action in Europe, McDowell is now off to a strong start in Mexico – but the start has not been the difficult part of the equation this year. Time and again, he has flashed his form of old, only to falter over the weekend. McDowell opened with rounds of 67-65 this spring in Dubai, then failed to break 70 over the weekend. A similar script played out in Malaysia, where he finished T-36 despite an opening 66, and he was near the lead through three rounds of the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational before closing with 73. Even as recently as two weeks ago, when he was in the mix at the halfway point of the Turkish Airlines Open with a chance to play his way into the Race to Dubai, McDowell closed with rounds of 73-75 to fade from contention. Amid a playing schedule that spans the globe, McDowell has only one sub-70 final-round score this year. One good round, even two good rounds, have been achievable goals. Stringing four straight together, though, has proved difficult. “The last few months, not staying in the present enough on the weekends, kind of getting a little excited and caring too much. Just kind of mistakes that I used to make 10 years ago when I was trying to learn how to win out here,” he said. “I’ve been going through kind of the processes of really getting there, messing it up a little bit, getting back there and playing a little better.” Another opportunity for improvement awaits this weekend, where wet conditions will lead to more low scores. McDowell appears to have his game in order, combining a red-hot putter with vintage ball-striking. After tinkering with a new driver earlier in the week, he put his old driver back in his bag for the second round and missed only two fairways. But scar tissue lingers from his recent miscues. McDowell asserts that this fortnight of fall golf, ending with next week’s RSM Classic, is an all-upside opportunity to get a head start on a new season. But he also built in some less rosy rationale, just in case he is unable to buck his recent performance trends. “This is not a last-chance saloon this weekend,” he said. Beyond the mechanics of his swing, McDowell believes the missing ingredient of late has been his frame of mind. The confidence and positive reinforcement that inherently accompany appearances on the leaderboard and trips to the winner’s circle have simply been non-existent. “Of course I would dearly love to be in the heat Sunday afternoon and have a chance to win here,” he said. “But like I say, I need to keep the attitude good this weekend, and I think I haven’t done that well the last few months.” McDowell sought an opportunity for redemption this week in Mexico, and after two strong performances that’s exactly what he has created for himself. But the toughest part of his journey back still lies ahead. It’s not assembling the various pieces – it’s keeping them together until the final putt drops.last_img read more

Billings Girl Says State of the Union was Amazing

first_img Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup. Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of the Beacon delivered every day to your inbox. BILLINGS – Overwhelmed and almost giddy, Billings Central High freshman Mikayla Nelson was ecstatic as she left the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday night after the State of the Union address.“It was the most amazing and touching experience of my life,” she said.Nelson was invited by the White House last week to sit with first lady Michelle Obama and her other guests at the State of the Union address. She said the invitation and then the actual experience of being there Tuesday night were surreal.During the broadcast, Nelson was featured on screen five times through the course of the address, although President Barack Obama never mentioned her by name.At one point, when Obama was speaking on the importance of science education, the camera cut directly to Nelson and lingered there for a few seconds while her name appeared on screen.“It just doesn’t get any better than this,” said Patrick Kenney, Nelson’s former science teacher from Will James Middle School and one of her mentors.Kenney said he understands why the president didn’t mention Nelson by name — there were a lot of special guests in the room. Speaking in general terms about pursuing science, engineering and math skills was the best way to handle it.“I think they did the right thing,” he said. “I thought it was very appropriate and just well done.”It was long day for Nelson. She was up at 4 a.m. Tuesday to catch her flight out of Billings.On the plane, she was recognized by some of the first-class passengers, which led Delta Airline officials to bump her up from coach to first class.Before the speech, Nelson, 15, met with Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and the president’s science adviser, John Holdren. She and the other guests met Michelle Obama at the White House, where they all received a tour.From there, she rode in the White House motorcade to and from the Capitol and at the speech sat directly behind Daniel Hernandez, who is Rep. Gabriel Giffords’ aide and is credited with saving her life.Nelson’s goal during the speech was to make sure she didn’t do anything embarrassing.“You know, making sure I was sitting up straight and everything,” she said.Wednesday, Nelson will sit down with Sens. Jon Tester and Max Baucus. From there, she’ll head over to the Department of Energy and then receive a behind-the-scenes tour of the Smithsonian’s Air and Space Museum.She flies home Wednesday night.Nelson first caught the attention of the White House when she and her team from Will James Middle School competed last April at the National Science Bowl.The super-light mini electric race car she and her teammates created won the top design award at the Science Bowl and got their team interviewed during the competition by the Discovery Channel.The attention led to an invitation by the U.S. Department of Energy for Nelson to participate in the White House Science Fair in October, where she met President Obama and briefly chatted with him about the car and showed him how it worked. Emaillast_img read more

Schweitzer to Let Medical Pot Bill Become Law

first_imgBOZEMAN – Gov. Brian Schweitzer says he will let a bill to limit medical marijuana patients and end pot businesses become law.Schweitzer had been critical of the overhaul bill that passed the Legislature, but he told The Bozeman Daily Chronicle Friday that the current law doesn’t work.He says he believes the current law allows recreational users to smoke marijuana.Schweitzer says he won’t sign the bill. It will become law without his signature 10 days after he receives it.The new law will ban marijuana providers from charging patients for marijuana and limit to three the number of people they can give marijuana to.The new law also will limit who qualifies for medical marijuana. It also gives cities and law enforcement more authority to monitor and regulate providers. Email Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup. Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of the Beacon delivered every day to your inbox.last_img read more