NAPF urges members to stop abstentions in policy overhaul

first_imgIt said to account for reputational risk from the stocks based on a company’s approach to tax.Funds should consider and engage on emerging risks such as those associated with climate change and cyber security.After turbulent years for companies from pension funds and other owners on the area of remuneration, the NAPF has also updated its policy to be more explicit about the issues it thinks members should consider.In September, the group began naming and shaming companies that had failed to acknowledge shareholder and NAPF member concerns on pay.The updated policy also no longer advocates the use of abstentions when voting at annual general meetings (AGMs), as the NAPF said it wanted to members to put more emphasis holding individuals to account for issues relevant to them.Corporate governance lead at the NAPF, Will Pomroy, said it was a natural role for the NAPF to express its expectations for pension funds and asset managers.“Members of the NAPF have a clear interest in promoting the success of the companies in which they invest,” he said.“We focus our efforts on maximising the long-term returns of our members’ assets, irrespective of the potential for short-term discomfort.“We strongly encourage shareholders to make systematic use of all of the powers at their disposal to support the highest standards of governance at the companies in which they invest.”In 2013, the NAPF, alongside the Financial Reporting Council, set up a stewardship framework asking asset managers to publish voting habits and activities.However, after only seeing 57 managers take part by March 2014, the pension fund group blasted the industry for not singing up. The UK’s National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF) has re-written its corporate governance policy for members as it looks to encourage schemes to be more considered when engaging with companies.Its corporate governance policy and voting guidelines are updated annually and aim to act as an impetus to schemes on how they communicate expectations to asset managers and proxy advisory firms.In the latest update, the NAPF has added the need for schemes to place greater focus on the personal responsibility of individuals elected to the board of companies, and holding these individuals to account.The guide called for a wider view of risks in the companies owned by pension fund members.last_img read more

Property wielding daughter a chip off the Clive Palmer block

first_imgThe Palmer clan: Second wife Anna, daughter Emily, Mr Palmer holding baby Mary and son Michael on the right. Picture: SuppliedTHE 23-year-old daughter of Queensland’s richest man Clive Palmer is certainly a chip off the old block with her property deals.Emily Palmer, who has a portfolio of six residential properties that would make most Queenslanders very happy indeed, finalised the sale of her Corinda house in Brisbane a fortnight ago.The property had fetched her some good rental funds at $640 a week, sitting in a cozy spot across from the Oxley Football Club with the 18-hole Oxley Golf Course a five-minute walk away.The property on Oxley Road, Corinda, that Ms Palmer has recently sold.One in five expect to rent for life‘Transformer’ avo farm perfect for when you don’t feel like ‘adulting’More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus17 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market17 hours agoWhy this is the country’s most viewed homeNo price has yet been revealed for the property which was one of five she received after the untimely death of her mother Sue in 2005. The Palmers had been married for 22 years, with the Corinda property bought for $120,000 in 2002. Last year, the land alone on that site was valued at $300,000, according to CoreLogic records.The property is updated for the area.Ms Palmer’s portfolio includes a three-bedroom house in Broadbeach Waters on the Gold Coast, a three bedroom unit at Coolum on the Sunshine Coast, a three bed house in Little Mountain bought four years before she was born, an art deco rental house in university suburb Taringa — bought for $75,000 13 years before she was born, and a four bed mansion in Paradise Point on the Gold Coast bought when she turned 18.FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOKVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 2:21Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -2:21 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p216p216p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenFunniest open home inspections02:22last_img read more

Saudi Mers death toll passes 100

first_imgHealthInternationalLifestylePrint Saudi Mers death toll passes 100 by: – April 28, 2014 26 Views   no discussions Share Share Tweetcenter_img Share Sharing is caring! There is growing concern in Saudi Arabia about the spread of MersSaudi Arabia says more than 100 patients infected with the Mers coronavirus have now died since the outbreak began in 2012.The health ministry said another eight deaths occurred on Sunday, taking the toll to 102.The acting health minister says three hospitals in Riyadh, Jeddah and Dammam have been designated specialist centres for treating Mers.Mers causes symptoms including fever, pneumonia and kidney failure.The rate of infections is increasing and the World Health Organization (WHO) has offered to help Saudi Arabia investigate infection patterns.The Saudi health ministry reported the latest deaths in a statement late on Sunday.Among the victims were a child in the capital, Riyadh, and three people in the western city of Jeddah.The ministry said it had detected a total of 16 new cases of Mers (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome) over the past 24 hours.Acting health minister Adel Fakieh said the three hospitals designated as specialist centres for Mers treatment can accommodate 146 patients in intensive care.On Saturday, Egypt recorded its first case – a 27-year-old man who had recently returned from Saudi Arabia.Correspondents say many Saudis have voiced concerns on social media about government handling of the outbreak.Last Monday, Saudi health minister Abdullah al-Rabiah was sacked without explanation as the Mers death toll climbed.BBC Newslast_img read more

Memorial Day is ‘Family Fun Day’

first_imgBrookville, In. —  The 2019 Stayin’ Alive “Family Fun Day” is Monday, May 27 (Memorial Day) in the Brookville Town Park from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Games, activities and crafts are free and open to the public.Weather permitting, the University of Cincinnati AirCare helicopter will be there along with the Silly Safari sponsored by Jim True Ford, the Indiana Pacers Fan Van, a pickelball demonstration and local first responders.For more information call 765-647-7272 or go to the website.last_img read more

Ruby is ‘all business’ – Maher

first_img With regular partner Steve Pateman sidelined by suspension, Maher made an ambitious bid to recruit the great Irish jockey, and it paid off as Walsh steered the 12-year-old to National glory at Ballarat racecourse, in Victoria. Maher reports Bashboy to have taken his exertions well and while there were suggestions the famous victory could be his swansong, the trainer believes there is every chance he could race on. “The horse has come out of it in great order. He actually pulled out pretty well on the day and he’s been fine since,” the trainer told Press Association Sport. “I still can’t really believe it, to be honest. It’s not a total surprise he won, obviously, but for it all to come together on the day, along with the whole Ruby thing, I’m still pinching myself. “Ruby is just a class act. He walked the track and had a spin round in one of the hurdle races. “It came across that he was all business and he was coming here to get it done. “We knew if he was going to do it we had to back his staying ability. “He wasn’t going to win in a sprint with all that weight and Ruby gave him a great spin and put it to them. “The horse just made the one blunder at the second-last. People were joking here Ruby did that just to add to the theatre of it! “I’m going to have lunch with the owner later in the week and we’ll have a chat about thing things then, but the horse is as free as a bird and thrives on his work. Trainer Ciaron Maher hailed Ruby Walsh “a class act” when reflecting upon Bashboy’s historic third victory in the Australian Grand National. Press Association “There is a rule over here that you can’t race in the Grand National from the age of 13 and upwards, so that would rule him out, but if we could get an exception to that we could look to bring him back. “He only has four races a year, so he doesn’t have a lot of racing, and the National is the only handicap he runs in, so he doesn’t have to concede a lot of weight in his other races. “It will be up to the owner to decide, but there are a couple of races in New Zealand he could run in in September. He could do that if the owner decided this will be his last year. “If he decided to bring him back next year, he could just go out in the paddock and come back in January as normal.” Maher was keen to gauge Walsh’s thoughts on how Bashboy measured up to the great horses he rides in Britain and Ireland and was pleased with what he heard. “He didn’t really compare horses directly, but he did say he and Willie (Mullins) had been planning to bring some horses over here some time and the class of horses they were thinking of bringing over wouldn’t be good enough, so that was a nice boost for us,” said Maher. “We’re under no illusions that the top-level horses you have in Britain in Ireland. “The top horses at the Cheltenham Festival, are serious machines and our horses over here probably don’t measure up, but it was nice to hear that Ruby felt that they might have to bring higher grade horses over here than they thought. “Ruby said some of the three-mile races you have over there for horses that are 10 years old and over, over three miles around somewhere like Sandown, would be good for Bashboy.” Maher’s weekend triumph with Walsh has further whetted his appetite to have a runner in Britain in the future. He said: “I would love to bring a horse over there. Australia is importing a lot of stayers now and I recently bought a horse from France called Kapour. “He showed some good form in France and has won a stakes race in Sydney since he arrived. “I think he’s quite a good horse and I have run him in a hurdle trial as well, which he seemed quite good at, so he could be an option to bring over. “I don’t know if there has ever been an Australian horse run at the Cheltenham Festival. I would have to do my homework on that, but Cheltenham is the pinnacle of jumps racing and if I had one good enough I would love to bring him over. “I’ve worked in Britain and Ireland, but I’ve never been to Cheltenham before. I’d love to get there next year if I can.” last_img read more

Alan Pardew declares interest in managing abroad at some point

first_img Press Association The more successful national coaches of the modern era were influenced by European football before accepting the England job – Terry Venables, Glenn Hoddle, Sven-Goran Eriksson, Fabio Capello and Hodgson included – so it would likely do Pardew’s future ambitions little harm, even if he insists his immediate priority is on preparing his team to face Everton, who he considers as difficult a challenge as Manchester United. But when asked about managing abroad, Pardew said: “At some stage, yeah, international football is of some degree, something I’d look at, for sure. “Yeah, (Everton on Monday will be as tough as United), I think they’re a good side, I really do. They’re one of the in-form teams – them and Tottenham at the moment are two of the best teams in the division – so that’s what we’re coming up against.” Marouane Chamakh, who owing to a hamstring injury has so far this season made only one appearance as a substitute, and Dwight Gayle are again available for selection. Pardew remains without the suspended Wilfried Zaha and Bakary Sako, due to a hamstring injury, but of Chamakh’s imminent return, the manager said: “We have Chamakh, who’ll be a new signing for us. He’s still really in his pre-season. “This is a very important player for this club, and we’ve not played him at all this year, so that’s an addition in itself. “His strength in his hamstring is way better than it’s ever been, so we feel comfortable that he can come back now. If we don’t sign anyone (in the January transfer window) we’d have gained a player, so that’s good.” The Crystal Palace manager, whose team visit Everton in the Premier League on Monday, has previously been linked with Besiktas and would join Valencia’s Gary Neville as one of the few Englishmen to coach overseas. Pardew’s impressive work at Palace means he will be among the favourites to succeed Roy Hodgson should his reign as England manager end after Euro 2016. center_img Alan Pardew has expressed his interest in one day managing on the continent. last_img read more

Sixteen goals scored on day five of Milo Under-18 football

first_imgCALVIN Peters scored a hat- trick in Master’s Academy 8-1 rout of St Roses High during day five of the Petra organised Ministry of Public Health/Milo Under-18 schools football tournament.Played at the Ministry of Education ground on Carifesta Avenue, Peters (11th, 44th and 62nd) minute strikes were instrumental in demoralising the St Roses side who only had Joel Morrison (22nd) on target.Andel Smith (37th and 64th), Derwyn George (28th), Randy Smart (51st) and Kareem Caines (59th) all got in on the scoring action for Master’s as they continued their form in the tournament.In game two, The Bishops’ High School was able to scrape past Ann’s Grove in a come-from-behind 2-1 win.Shemar McPherson’s 12th minute strike was cancelled out by Tyrone Singh (54th),with Tyrese Souvenir putting the Carmichael Street institution ahead in the 60th minute.In game three, Buxton Youth Developers raided North Ruimveldt 5-0 thanks to a brace from Kifumbo Goodman (15th and 19th); single strikes from Hamar Beckles (2nd) and Teffrel Campbell (16th) and an own-goal in the 61st.Matches continue today at the same venue with Kingston playing St Mary’s in game one while Tucville take on Charlestown in game two.After the break, Lodge Secondary tackles East Ruimveldt while Morgan Learning Centre will entertain the challenge of St. John’s College.last_img read more

Mike Trout has career night in Angels blowout of Yankees

first_img Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter Sign up for Home Turf and get 3 exclusive stories every SoCal sports fan must read, sent daily. Subscribe here.Trout has homered in three straight games, tied with Mookie Betts for the major league lead with 17. Trout is now 11 for 22 with five homers and 10 walks since snapping an 0-for-21 slump last week.“It’s awesome,” Trout said. “Just the preparation and working on timing and it paid off tonight. I was just getting pitches where I like it and I wasn’t missing them.”Trout was the headliner in a night that also included memorable performances from the Angels’ rookie pitcher and catcher, each of whom bounced back from rough moments to finish on high notes.Pitcher Jaime Barría gave up three homers and four runs in the first 25 pitches he threw, but he turned it around to get through five and pick up the victory.Catcher José Briceño, making his major league debut, struck out in his first plate appearance and got thrown out easily trying to stretch a single in his second. He also made an error, and said he made some mistakes with pitch calling in the first inning. But he later hit his first big league homer, and he threw out a runner trying to steal.Related Articles Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros PreviousNew York Yankees’ Gleyber Torres strikes out on a pitch from Los Angeles Angels reliever Cam Bedrosian for the final out of a baseball game Saturday, May 26, 2018, in New York. The Angels won 11-4. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)Los Angeles Angels’ Mike Trout, left, runs after hitting a home run off New York Yankees starting pitcher Sonny Gray, right, during the fourth inning of a baseball game Saturday, May 26, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)New York Yankees’ Aaron Judge follows through on a home run off Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Jaime Barria as Angels catcher Jose Briceno, center, and home plate umpire Phil Cuzzi watch during the first inning of a baseball game Saturday, May 26, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLos Angeles Angels pitching coach Charles Nagy, center right, checks on starting pitcher Jaime Barria, center left, after he gave up back-to-back home runs to the New York Yankees during the first inning of a baseball game Saturday, May 26, 2018, in New York. Angels third baseman Luis Valbuena (18) and catcher Jose Briceno join in on the conversation. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Jaime Barria throws a pitch to New York Yankees’ Brett Gardner during the first inning of a baseball game, Saturday, May 26, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)New York Yankees starting pitcher Sonny Gray throws a pitch to Los Angeles Angels’ Zack Cozart during the first inning of a baseball game, Saturday, May 26, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani gestures from first base during the third inning of a baseball game against the New York Yankees, Saturday, May 26, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)Los Angeles Angels second baseman Zack Cozart, left, is unable to field a throw from catcher Jose Briceno, not pictured, on stolen base by New York Yankees’ Aaron Judge (99) during the third inning of a baseball game, Saturday, May 26, 2018, in New York. Judge moved to third on the play. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)Los Angeles Angels’ Zack Cozart, right, approaches home base to score a run as teammate Shohei Ohtani, left, takes off his shinguard after being walked with the bases loaded during the third inning of a baseball game against the New York Yankees, Saturday, May 26, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani gestures from first base during the third inning of the team’s baseball game against the New York Yankees, Saturday, May 26, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)New York Yankees starting pitcher Sonny Gray throws to a Los Angeles Angels batter during the first inning of a baseball game Saturday, May 26, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani strikes out against New York Yankees relief pitcher Jonathan Holder during the fifth inning of a baseball game Saturday, May 26, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)Los Angeles Angels’ Albert Pujols gestures after a single off New York Yankees relief pitcher Tommy Kahnle during the sixth inning of a baseball game Saturday, May 26, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)Los Angeles Angels’ Albert Pujols hits a single off New York Yankees relief pitcher Tommy Kahnle during the sixth inning of a baseball game Saturday, May 26, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)Los Angeles Angels’ Jose Briceno, right, is greeted by Kole Calhoun (56) after Briceno hit a two-run home run off New York Yankees relief pitcher Chasen Shreve during the seventh inning of a baseball game, Saturday, May 26, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)Los Angeles Angels catcher Jose Briceno, left, and relief pitcher Cam Bedrosian celebrate after the Angels defeated the New York Yankees 11-4 in a baseball game Saturday, May 26, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)New York Yankees’ Gleyber Torres strikes out on a pitch from Los Angeles Angels reliever Cam Bedrosian for the final out of a baseball game Saturday, May 26, 2018, in New York. The Angels won 11-4. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)Los Angeles Angels’ Mike Trout, left, runs after hitting a home run off New York Yankees starting pitcher Sonny Gray, right, during the fourth inning of a baseball game Saturday, May 26, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)NextShow Caption1 of 16Los Angeles Angels’ Mike Trout, left, runs after hitting a home run off New York Yankees starting pitcher Sonny Gray, right, during the fourth inning of a baseball game Saturday, May 26, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)ExpandNEW YORK — Mike Trout took the opportunity of a visit to New York and a national television audience to remind anyone who may have forgotten that he is still the best player in the major leagues.Trout had a homer and three doubles among his career-high five hits in the Angels’ 11-4 victory over the New York Yankees on Saturday night.“He had a night that was incredible,” Manager Mike Scioscia said. “He’s certainly capable of doing what you saw out there tonight. It was big for us. It gave us a big lift and we needed it. In this park, you gotta keep scoring and we did.”It was the first time in Trout’s career that he had four extra-base hits, equaling the franchise record. After he added an infield single in the seventh, he reached 11 total bases for the first time. Trout also drove in four runs, giving him 603 for his career. Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield “I feel like I can’t believe it,” said Briceño, who grew up in Venezuela as a Yankees fan. “I don’t have words to explain. It was a blessing to be here.”It added up to the 1,599th victory of Scioscia’s career, which tied him with Tommy Lasorda, his managerial mentor, on the all-time list. Repeating what he’s said as he’s approached Lasorda’s mark, Scioscia said: “It’s not really a personal accomplishment. It reflects on the whole organization… I don’t belong in the same sentence with Tommy as far as what he did for the Dodger organization.”The only negative on the night was Justin Upton leaving the game after being hit in the left forearm by a pitch. He was diagnosed with a contusion, after X-rays showed no fracture. Upton, who played two more innings before it stiffened up, said he hoped to only miss a day, as he did after he was hit in the hand last week.Before he left, Upton was part of an attack that ended up including 11 hits and seven walks. Everyone in the starting lineup reached safely at least once, including slumping Kole Calhoun with his first two-walk game of the season.Zack Cozart led off the game with an infield single and then Trout drove him in with a double, a 109-mph blast off the left-field fence.After that, the night briefly turned the Yankees way. Barría gave up a homer to Brett Gardner on his second pitch of the game and a 442-foot smash to Aaron Judge on his fifth. In the second inning, Austin Romine hit a two-run homer off the right-field pole, putting the Yankees up 4-1.Barría, however, gave up just two more singles in the rest of his outing, saying later that he told himself to “compete” and “keep the ball down.”“I think you saw his makeup right there,” Scioscia said of Barría. “This could have taken some ugly turns. After the second he found he mix of pitches, found his command. That’s an important five innings. The last three zeros were important for us, especially with us getting back into the game.”The Angels got a pair of runs in the third — thanks to Trout’s second double. In the fourth, Trout hit a two-run homer that gave the Angels a 5-4 lead.They blew the game open with a four-run sixth, including a Trout double just after the Yankees had blown an easy double-play ball when second baseman Gleyber Torres dropped the throw.After that, the only drama was whether Trout would get his fifth hit, a mark he hadn’t reached. He said he became aware of that fact in the dugout after his fourth hit.“I was thinking about it a little bit,” he said. “I got lucky with that infield single I guess.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros last_img read more

Lakers’ Anthony Davis creates a stir in Chicago about looming free agency

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error CHICAGO — He might have been humoring a room full of children from his former school, but Anthony Davis unintentionally stirred the pot of his brewing free agency on Monday afternoon.The Chicago native was holding an impromptu Q and A with students from Perspectives Charter School when he was asked if he would ever play for his hometown Chicago Bulls.“Honestly, there’s nothing like playing at home,” Davis said. “I mean, I am a free agent next year.”A clip of the off-the-cuff comment spread online, and by Tuesday afternoon, local reporters were curious: Did Davis mean that Chicago could be in the running when his contract expires next summer? “It would mean a lot,” he said. “Obviously I love playing back home. And to come here, I only come here once a year so far. And to come back and hopefully have a chance to play All-Star and have All-Star Weekend here where I can see my friends and family more, and do stuff around the city. And kind of take control of the city for that weekend. It’d be huge for me.”BRADLEY, RONDO SIT OUTThe Lakers were forced to make their first starting lineup change of the season on Tuesday night.Instead of getting suited up, guard Avery Bradley sat in a corner of the locker room an hour before tip-off wearing a cold compression unit around his right calf. He had been considered questionable for Tuesday’s game after skipping practice on Monday, but Coach Frank Vogel said he had still been feeling discomfort in his leg.The offending play came in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s game in San Antonio when Bradley attempted to guard Spurs star Dejounte Murray on a drive, and as Bradley fell back, Murray’s foot slammed against his leg below the knee. Bradley had to sub out and did not return. The Lakers anticipate with rest that he will return soon.Veteran point guard Rajon Rondo went through a 4-on-4 scrimmage on Tuesday. Vogel said the team will reevaluate his calf, which has kept him sidelined for the team’s first seven games. Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersDavis pushed back on the implication that he did.“I said I’m focused on winning a championship with the Lakers,” he tried to clarify at Lakers shootaround. “And of course everyone knows I’ll be a free agent next year and we’ll see where it goes.”Davis should be back in his hometown more than he usually is this year in any case: The Windy City will be hosting the NBA All-Star Game in February, and Davis is a prime candidate to be selected for what would be his seventh consecutive appearance.Playing in the Western Conference, Davis only ever plays at United Center once a year – and for the first few years in the league, the trip always seemed to come when he was laid up with an injury.But an entire All-Star weekend in Chi-town, which he proudly called “the Mecca of basketball”? It has a certain appeal.center_img How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs Related Articleslast_img read more

Kansas All-Star Scholars Fund Scholarship application is due April 15

first_imgSubmitted to Sumner Newscow – Mulvane and Sumner County high school seniors, graduating in May, have until April 15th to submit their online registrations to receive $1,000 scholarships from the Kansas All-Star Scholars Fund.Students or their parents can apply online at www.ksallstarscholarships.com.   The process is simple by design. No personal financial information is required, as these scholarships are based neither on need nor merit.All high school seniors who have attended Sumner County or Mulvane high schools for at least two years are eligible. Post-secondary institutions that qualify for the one-time scholarship include four-year colleges and universities, community colleges, vocational and technical schools, and specialized trade training. Additionally, to apply students do not need to identify the specific school they may attend in the fall. Students have adequate time after registering to apply to the school of their choice, be accepted and then provide that information to the Kansas All-Star Scholars Fund to receive their scholarship.After registering, applicants must provide a copy of a letter of acceptance from a post-secondary institution and a class schedule or other proof of enrollment on or before September 1, 2012.  Scholarship funds will be sent directly to the institution where the student is enrolled.Questions regarding the eligibility of a post-secondary institution or other aspects of the fund can be submitted at leanna.carnahan@kansasstarcasino.com. However, if a student or their family is unsure whether they qualify or a school qualifies, they are still encouraged to register online prior to the April 15th deadline.About Kansas All-Star Scholars FundAll-Star Scholars Fund receives 100% of its funding, $1.5 million each year, from Kansas Star Casino. A blue-ribbon panel of local business leaders and recognized leaders from the state’s higher education community serve on the board that directs and oversees the Kansas All-Stars Scholars Fund, Inc.  The inaugural board is comprised of former Kansas Board of Regents Chair Jill Docking, Frank Carson of Mulvane, KS, J.C. Long of Wellington, Joe Johnson of Mulvane, KS, and Roger Stallbaumer of Wellington. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more