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Category Archives: National Vanguard
Posted: October 9, 2023 at 12:24 am
Two retirement realities are unfolding in the United States, according to the newly published 2023 Vanguard Retirement Outlook report.
The paper, penned by a team of six top researchers and analysts at the firm, shows that high-income workers those in the top 5% of income distribution can readily finance life after labor. The rest of Americans may struggle, and that includes people in the upper-middle class as well as those of more modest means.
The analysis explores the drivers of these projected outcomes for cohorts from three generations, including late baby boomers who are now in their early to mid-60s, members of Generation X between the ages of 49 and 53, and millennials between the ages of 37 and 41.
At a high level, the paper finds that Americans who have annual earnings in the 25th, 50th and 70th percentiles of the national income distribution may all struggle to accumulate enough to meet the spending levels typical of todays retirees.
For example, the researchers estimate that late boomers at the bottom quartile of the income distribution will be able to sustain retirement spending equal to only 64% of pre-retirement income, significantly below the traditional target of between 70% and 80%.
National survey data suggest that current retirees from this working cohort spend 96% of their pre-retirement income, according to Vanguard, revealing a 32 percentage-point gap between typical retiree spending and the projected spending that they can sustain throughout retirement.
Perhaps most interesting in the paper is the section that speaks to the levers that middle-income Americans can pull to give themselves a better shot at a stable, dignified retirement. These include reducing lifestyle today and saving more or, for younger investors, adjusting investment allocations in order to take fuller advantage of their longer investment time horizon.
Among the most powerful levers, according to Vanguard, is the opportunity to use home equity a homes value minus any mortgage and the retire-and-relocate strategy. In fact, Vanguards analysts find that including this approach in their projections provides for a much rosier retirement picture for working Americans.
See the accompanying slideshow for eight key insights about how the retire-and-relocate strategy can bolster clients retirement expectations and help them avoid having to pull other, potentially more painful levers, such as reducing lifestyle or delaying retirement.
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Posted: September 21, 2023 at 10:16 am
Strive Asset Management and Engine No. 1 are firms on opposite ends of the environmental, social, and governance spectrum that have attracted more attention than assets. Both firms offer index-tracking funds that focus on voting decisions to allow fund investors to express their preferences on governance and sustainability matters. Now that both have voting records sizable enough to bear examination, this is a good opportunity to look at the signals the two firms voting decisions are sending.
Both Engine No. 1 and Strive are in the middle of strategic changes. Engine No. 1 sold its ETF business to TCW and announced its renewed focus on private investments; Strive announced it would reduce its anti-woke rhetoric in light of its message being misunderstood by investors. All the same, the firms proxy voting records shine a light on the importance of manager due diligence, even when selecting an otherwise plain-vanilla index fund.
For resolutions filed at S&P 100 companies in the 2023 proxy year (that is, the 12 months to June 30), we analyzed how Strive and Engine No. 1 voted on:
We compared Strive and Engine No. 1s decisions with those of the Big Three index managers (Vanguard, BlackRock, and State Street) for context.
Both Engine No. 1 and Strive offer exchange-traded funds that track broad market indexes. These funds dont apply any ESG criteriafor or againstin their portfolio construction; rather, they advocate for investor values through proxy voting and engagement. Both firms have also made big names for themselves despite relatively small asset bases: As of August 2023, Engine No. 1s three funds claimed $681 million, and Strives nine equity funds totaled $921 million. The exhibit below shows assets in each firms largest U.S. equity index-tracking fund for comparison.
With just over $500 million in assets, Engine No. 1 Transform 500 ETF VOTE seeks to use voting decisions to strategically hold companies and leadership teams accountable while focusing on sustainability issues that create value, while actively [working] with companies to strengthen the investments they make in stakeholders to drive company performance.
The Strive 500 ETF STRV, launched only in September 2022, has $268 million in assets and takes the opposite view of Engine No. 1 when it comes to voting. The firms ethos is to always prioritize the shareholder over other stakeholders by rejecting what they perceive is a tendency for large asset managers to [incorporate] non-pecuniary factors under the guise of considering environmental, social, and governance risk factors.
Of course, those large asset managers assert that they have always prioritized shareholder value and continue to do so. And they certainly are large. As shown in the exhibit, the Big Threes U.S. equity market tracker ETFsBlackRocks iShares Core S&P 500 ETF IVV, State Streets SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust SPY, and the Vanguard S&P 500 ETF VOOare around 1000 times the size of those from the two activist firms, with $300 billion-$400 billion in assets each.
So how did each firm vote?
There were 222 pro-environmental and social shareholder proposals that went to a vote at S&P 100 companies during the 2023 proxy year. Just 67 of those resolutions received more than 30% support from independent shareholders. Calculating support from independent shareholders excludes votes cast by company insiders who are unlikely to support shareholder resolutions, such as founders, directors and executives, and strategic investors. We also call this adjusted support.
Average adjusted support for the 67 resolutions stood at 40%. Engine No. 1 supported all but one of these resolutions, abstaining on one proposal directed at abortion-related privacy measures at Meta Platforms META. Unsurprisingly, Strive voted against 100% of the pro-ESG resolutions on which it voted.
Support from the Big Three ranged from 4.5% from Vanguard at the low end, to 45% from State Street at the high end. In the case of both Vanguard and BlackRock, these levels of support represent notable drops from past years. Both firms insist that the resolutions coming to vote in 2023 were of lower quality compared with previous years. On the other hand, State Streets support for key ESG resolutions in 2023 is roughly in line with recent years.
In the proxy year ended June 2023, the best-supported ESG resolution (with 66% adjusted support) came from the New York State Common Retirement Fund, which requested a report describing Teslas TSLA efforts to prevent harassment and discrimination against protected classes of employees. This proposal followed a federal courts ruling against Tesla based on a culture of racism. BlackRock, State Street, and Engine No. 1 voted for this proposal; Strive and Vanguard voted against.
Shareholder resolutions by anti-ESG proponents have ramped up in recent years. Forty-seven such resolutions addressing environmental and social themes went to a vote at S&P 100 companies in 2023. Support for these resolutions remained quite low, averaging just 3% adjusted.
As expected, Engine No. 1, Vanguard, and BlackRock voted against all 47 of these resolutions. Strive, on the other hand, supported 30 of these proposals (64%), voted against 10 (21%), and abstained on seven (15%).
The best-supported resolution in this category was filed at Ford Motor Company F by the National Center for Public Policy Research. With 16% adjusted support, the proposal requested an audit of child labor risks in Fords electric vehicle supply chain. To clarify, many so-called anti-ESG shareholder proposals use various tactics to get on the ballot, many of which resemble pro-ESG proposals. However, they are usually submitted by groups that oppose the work of sustainability-minded investors. You can read more about it here. State Street abstained on this resolution and did not provide a rationale. Both Engine No. 1 and Strive voted against this proposal. According to Strive, Ford was already addressing the outlined issues.
Strive broke away from the crowd when it came to backing the CEOs of S&P 100 companies. Typically, investors support CEOs. In the 2023 proxy season, 94 CEOs were up for election or reelection at the largest companies. These proposals received more than 95% adjusted support on average. As expected, the Big Three voted in support of all S&P 100 CEOs up for reelection.
However, Strive withheld support from 60 of the 92 such proposals it voted on, backing only 32.
Voting against the CEOs would likely prompt a board to consider a change in leadership; it would also be an unconventional and somewhat unprecedented approach to address dissatisfaction with company management.
Engine No. 1 only voted against one CEO: Michael Sievert at T-Mobile TMUS. Sievert was the second-worst supported CEO on the list, only trailed by Safra Catz at Oracle ORCL. Here, Engine No. 1 and Strive agreed: Both voted in support of Catz.
By and large, the activists voted as one would expect given their stated objectives. Investors looking to support pro-environmental and social initiatives would likely be satisfied with Engine No. 1s voting decisions; likewise, investors seeking an anti-ESG voting strategy might find a fit with Strive. On the other hand, the Big Three matched up on anti-ESG proposals and CEO reelections, but broke ranks when it came to pro-ESG resolutions. For investors wishing to take a stance on environmental and social issues, these results underscore the importance of manager due diligence when choosing between otherwise similar index-tracking funds.
For more on the 2023 proxy season, see our preview here.
For more on anti-ESG funds, see our report here.
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Posted: July 31, 2023 at 8:30 pm
The nuclear industry underpins hundreds of thousands of jobs across the UK, both directly and through the extended supply chain, and is growing rapidly. Nuclear has a wide variety of roles ranging from technical scientific and engineering roles through to logistics, project management, commercial and finance with a range of apprentice and graduate opportunities.
The UKs nuclear capability plays a significant role in the security, prosperity and resilience of our nation. Putting our nuclear workforce at the heart of this upskilling work will help deliver on the Prime Ministers priority to grow the economy and support UK jobs.
Chaired by Sir Simon Bollom former Chief Executive Officer of Defence Equipment and Support - the Taskforce will address how the UK continues to build nuclear skills across its defence and civil workforce.
The UKs Nuclear sectors are in positive periods of growth and the workforce will expand further given the AUKUS nuclear submarine partnership and the governments drive around energy security.
By developing nuclear skills, we are not just investing in the UK economy but our national security.
The creation of this new Taskforce will challenge the whole of the UKs nuclear sector to be ambitious in addressing the nuclear skills gap, and we are delighted to appoint Sir Simon Bollom to drive this work forward.
Building on the work already undertaken with industry and across government by the Ministry of Defence and Department for Energy Security and Net Zero, the Taskforce will develop a skills strategy to support the significant growth expected across a range of roles in the defence and civil nuclear sectors in the coming years.
Against a backdrop of increasing international competition for such roles, the Taskforce will set up the UKs nuclear sector for future success, supporting industry to build a long-term and sustainable pipeline of skills to meet our nuclear ambition.
The UKs nuclear revival, with the launch of Great British Nuclear, will put us centre-stage in the global race to unleash a new generation of nuclear technology.
The Nuclear Skills Taskforce will support this expansion by securing the skills and workforce we need to deliver this, opening up exciting opportunities and careers to help bolster our energy security.
The launch of Great British Nuclear will boost energy security and create job opportunities across the UK. Recently launched, it forms part of a revival of nuclear power to place the UK at the forefront of a global race to develop cutting-edge nuclear technologies and deliver cleaner, cheaper and more secure energy.
Great British Nuclear will deliver the governments long-term nuclear programme and support the governments ambition to deliver up to 24GW of nuclear power in the UK by 2050. Part of this will be delivered through the huge projects taking place at the Hinkley Point C and Sizewell C nuclear power plants.
Having served as an engineer officer in the RAF for 35 years, and most recently as the Chief Executive Officer of the Defence Equipment and Support, Taskforce Chair Sir Simon Bollom has a strong network and credibility with industry given his extensive experience in Defence. He is also currently on the Board of the Submarine Delivery Agency.
I am absolutely delighted to have secured this extremely important role. The Nuclear Sector is vital to our nation, and I am proud to have been given the opportunity to lead such an important Taskforce to ensure that we have the people, and skills we need to deliver our Programmes.
The UKs nuclear industry is crucial for Britains military capabilities. Our Vanguard and Astute submarines, and from the early 2030s the new Dreadnought Class, use nuclear technology, keeping the nation safe every minute of every day.
The creation of the UKs next generation nuclear-powered submarines under the AUKUS partnership will see the creation of thousands of UK jobs, and all the nuclear reactors for the UK and Australian SSN-AUKUS submarines will be made in Derby.
Sir Simon Bollom will be joined on the Taskforce by representatives from the Ministry of Defence, Department for Energy Security and Net Zero, Department for Education, academia and professional bodies as well as industry partners.
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Posted: at 12:48 am
It looks the ruling Sierra Leone Peoples Party is heading for massive victory after capturing 13 out of the 16 districts in the country..
The opposition All Peoples Congress did not campaign in most of the country due to lack of funds, insiders told the Patriotic Vanguard. In addition the party failed to include many politicians from strategic regions in its national executive which angered many influential politicians in the party.
The SLPP win is so massive there will be no run-off a seasoned political analyst told PV.. President Bio (photo) has made history, another said.
More on the elections later.
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RIT part of National Science Foundation grant to help spur next … – Rochester Institute of Technology
Posted: May 22, 2023 at 12:29 pm
Rochester Institute of Technology is among a group of area higher-education and industry partners sharing a $1 million Regional Innovation Engines Development Award grant from the National Science Foundation to help boost the next generation of lasers.
Susan Houde-Walter, professor and director of theChester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science in RITs College of Science, and co-principal investigator for the STELLAR Engine project, said RIT received nearly $170,000 for phase one of a proposal to develop advanced laser technology and help address the shortage of skilled workers in the critical field of laser products.
The project is bringing together a number of institutional and industrial business partners, led by the University of Rochester and including partners such as Monroe Community College and Luminate, a startup accelerator program of NextCorps.
According to Houde-Walter, RITs work during the projects initial phase will include a pilot project with interdisciplinary faculty, undergraduates, and graduate students working with local high students and teachers over the next two summers to begin introducing them to STEM careers like those in imaging science and laser technologies.
Both laser products and the workforce needed to build and use them are critical to many manufacturing, communications, defense, and security systems, Houde-Walter said. Yet both core laser innovation and the manufacturing and packaging of lasers are increasingly carried out overseas, and very few U.S. residents get trained in laser science and technology.
By working with faculty and students from RIT colleges and the Center for Imaging Science, these high school students will receive valuable experience and exposure to what it means to work in these critical fields and give them the opportunity to picture themselves in a STEM career, she noted.
In addition to learning how to communicate technical concepts while working on research programs, high school students will visit RITs Microsystems Lab, the URs laser lab, and local companies working in the laser industry.
Given its deep roots in optics and laser technology, the Rochester region is well-positioned to help educators develop curricula that will enable students to learn skilled trades in laser systems, Houde-Walter observed.
The STELLARshort for Science, Technology and Engineering of Lasers and Laser Applications ResearchEngine project will build upon this to create a self-sustaining ecosystem for laser-based technologies by combining investments in R&D, infrastructure, workforce development, and entrepreneurship in a way that attracts startup companies and encourages the growth of established companies in the area.
The project is intended to create a manufacturing ecosystem for lasers, with the ultimate goal of making the U.S. competitive again globally in this important field.
The NSF Engines program is designed to be a transformational investment for the nation, ensuring the U.S. remains in the vanguard of competitiveness for decades to come.
These NSF Engines Development Awards lay the foundation for emerging hubs of innovation and potential future NSF Engines, said NSF Director Sethuraman Panchanathan. These awardees are part of the fabric of NSFs vision to create opportunities everywhere and enable innovation anywhere. They will build robust regional partnerships rooted in scientific and technological innovation in every part of our nation.
Through these planning awards, NSF is seeding the future for in-place innovation in communities and to grow their regional economies through research and partnerships, Panchanathan added. This will unleash ideas, talent, pathways, and resources to create vibrant innovation ecosystems all across our nation.
The awardees span a broad range of states and regions, reaching geographic areas that have not fully benefited from the technology boom of the past decades.
Launched by NSFs new Directorate for Technology, Innovation and Partnerships and authorized by the CHIPS and Science Act of 2022, the NSF Engines program uniquely harnesses the nations science and technology research and development enterprise and regional-level resources. NSF Engines aspire to catalyze robust partnerships to positively impact regional economies, accelerate technology development, address societal challenges, advance national competitiveness, and create local, high-wage jobs.
More information can be found on the NSF Engines program website.
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2023 NAIA Outdoor Track & Field Regional Awards – U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association
Posted: at 12:29 pm
NEW ORLEANS Regional Athletes & Coaches of the Year for the2023 NAIA Outdoor Track & Fieldseason were announced on Friday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).
Each of the five regions Great Lakes, Midwest, South, South Central and West honored both genders top track athletes and field athletes as well as the top mens and womens head coaches and assistant coaches.
Award winners were determined by a vote of USTFCCCA member coaches at the conclusion of the regular season. Only those individuals from USTFCCCA member programs are eligible for awards.
GREAT LAKES REGION Luke Pohl Cornerstone (Mich.)
Pohl, who hails from Plymouth, Michigan, sits atop the NAIAs 10,000-meter rankings at 29:57.66. He is also ranked ninth nationally in the 5000 meters at 14:29.64.
MIDWEST REGION Payton Mauldin Dordt (Iowa)
Mauldin, who hails from George, Iowa, enters the NAIA Outdoor Championships as the top-ranked athlete in the 800 meters at 1:49.07. He scored 22.5 points at the GPAC Outdoor Championships thanks to victories in the 400 meters and 800 meters, as well as being part of the winning 4400 relay, and was named the GPAC Mens Outdoor Track Athlete of the Meet.
SOUTH REGION Saminu Abdul-Rasheed Florida Memorial
Abdul-Rasheed, who hails from Nanumba, South Ghana, reigns as the NAIAs top 100-meter runner with a remarkable time of 9.97, which puts him among the fastest athletes in NAIA history. He ranks second in the NAIA in the 200m with a time of 20.50. Abdul-Rasheed emerged victorious in both the 100m and 200m at the Sun Conference Outdoor Championships.
SOUTH CENTRAL REGION Jaylan Washington Ottawa (Kan.)
Washington, who hails from Ottawa, Kansas, is ranked third nationally in the 100 meters at 10.21. He clocked six sub-10.50 performances this season in the 100, including his PR to win the event title at the KCAC Outdoor Championships. Washington also won the 200 meters at the conference championships and anchored the winning 4100 relay.
WEST REGION Davis Boggess The Masters (Calif.)
Boggess, who hails from Flagstaff, is the national leader in the 5000 meters at 13:54.68. That also puts him among the top-10 athletes in NAIA history. He is also ranked among the top-5 athletes on the seasonal Descending Order List in the 1500 meters with his PR 3:47.86. Boggess scored 30.5 points at the GPAC Outdoor Championships and was named the Male Track Top Point MVP for his efforts.
GREAT LAKES REGION Noah Thomas Pikeville (Ky.)
Thomas, who hails from Ashland, Kentucky, scored 28 points in field events at the Mid-South Outdoor Championships. He won the hammer with a PR 55.71m (182-10), finished runner-up in the javelin, took third in the discus and placed fifth in the shot put.
MIDWEST REGION Dylan Kucera Midland (Neb.)
Kucera, who hails from Fremont, Nebraska, continued his dominance in the shot put. He had the 29 farthest throws in the NAIA this season with 17 of them traveling more than 18.28m (60-0). Kucera set seasonal bests in both the shot put (19.47m/63-10) and hammer (64.15m/210-6) in winning efforts at the GPAC Outdoor Championships.
SOUTH REGION David Friedberg Reinhardt (Ga.)
Friedberg, who hails from Ellabell, GA, leads the nation in the javelin with a heave of 71.23m (233-9). He had eight of the farthest throws in the NAIA this season.
SOUTH CENTRAL REGION Vance Shewey Tabor (Kan.)
Shewey, who hails from Meade, Kansas, is currently ranked third nationally in the high jump at 2.09m (6-10). He is also ranked among the top-20 athletes on the NAIA Descending Order List in the long jump with his best of 7.28m (23-10).
WEST REGION Rowan Hamilton British Columbia
Hamilton, who hails from Chilliwack, British Columbia, is ranked first collegiately in the hammer with a heave of 75.77m (248-7). He leads the NAIA in the event by more than 34 feet.
GREAT LAKES REGION Michael Holman Marian (Ind.)
Holman, in his 10th year as the Director of Track & Field at Marian (Ind.), led the Knights to a No. 5 ranking nationally in addition to a Crossroads League team title. His team achieved top-10 national rankings in seven events, topped by No. 2 showings in the shot put and discus. Marian also was rated No. 3 in the 4800 relay and No. 6 in the steeplechase.
MIDWEST REGION Craig Heynen Dordt (Iowa)
Heynen, in his 15th year as head coach at Dordt (Iowa), led the Defenders to the GPAC team title with seven individual titles and one relay victory. His rated No. 4 nationally overall and had top-10 national event rankings in five events. He was named the GPAC Outdoor Coach of the Year.
SOUTH REGION Nick Dodson Southeastern (Fla.)
Dodson, in his fifth year as Director of Track & Field at Southeastern (Fla.), led the Fire to the Sun Conference title with a record-breaking 313 points. His athletes topped the national #EventSquad Rankings in four events with two others in the top-6. His athletes rated No. 1 in the 400 and 110 hurdles, while overall combining to set 11 school records. He was named the Sun Conference Coach of the Year.
SOUTH CENTRAL REGION Alstin Benton Saint Mary (Kan.)
Benton, in his 10th year as head coach at Saint Mary (Kan.), guided the Spires to the KCAC Championships team title with 202 points. They won eight events at the KCAC Championships and season-long had seven top-20 rankings.
WEST REGION Zachary Schroeder The Masters (Calif.)
Schroeder, in his 17th year as head coach at The Masters (Calif.), led the Mustangs to GSAC team title, collecting nine event crowns. His team had strong showings in the distance events, especially in the 5000 with four of the top-13 nationally in earning No. 1 #EventSquad Ranking. Ten of his 1500-meter runners combined to produce 28 sub-4 performances. He was named GSAC Coach of the Year.
GREAT LAKES REGION Nathan Dyer Marian (Ind.)
Dyer, in his third year as assistant coach at Marian (Ind.), guided the Knights throwing group to dominance. His troops combined for 67 points in the Crossroads League Championships and three individual titles. Overall, his camp collected five marks rated top-7 nationally, with two in the top-2.
MIDWEST REGION Nate Wolf Dordt (Iowa)
Wolf, in his eighth year as assistant coach at Dordt (Iowa), played a significant role in the teams success at the GPAC Outdoor Championship. He led the distance crew to remarkable performances, with three members capturing conference titles in the 1500m, 5000m, and 10,000m events. Wolfs coaching expertise was evident as two distance events, the 5000m and the steeplechase, ranked fifth in the #EventSquad Rankings.
SOUTH REGION Josh White Reinhardt (Ga.)
White, in his second year as assistant coach at Reinhardt (Ga.), made significant contributions to the teams success in the throwing events. He guided the shot put, discus, hammer throw, and javelin athletes to remarkable performances. In the shot put, Whites coaching led to a third-place ranking in the South Regional Rankings and a national ranking of 22nd. He also coached the top-ranked javelin thrower in the NAIA.
SOUTH CENTRAL REGION Shaquelle Lewis Kansas Wesleyan
Lewis, in his fourth year as assistant coach at Kansas Wesleyan, played a crucial role in the teams performance in the throwing events. The throwers under Lewis guidance made significant contributions, scoring 71 points at the KCAC Championships. He coached two athletes who qualified for the NAIA National Championships, with one ranking 15th in shot put and the other 16th in javelin at the national level.
WEST REGION Johnny Deryeghiayan Vanguard (Calif.)
Deryeghiayan, in his fourth year as Associate Head Coach at Vanguard (Calif.), guided the Lions sprinters to GSAC titles in the 100 and 4100 relay. Chase Mars, his top pupil, brokes the school record in the 100 (10.45) and also qualified for the NAIA nationals in the 200.
GREAT LAKES REGION Addy Wiley Huntington (Ind.)
Wiley, who hails from Huntington, Indiana, set an NAIA record in the 1500 meters of 4:12.53 to finish fourth at the Drake Relays. Additionally, Wiley emerged victorious in the 800 meters at the Crossroads League Championships with the seventh-fastest time in NAIA history of 2:05.18.
MIDWEST REGION Hannah Antkoviak Olivet Nazarene (Ill.)
Antkoviak, who hails from Allegan, Michigan, shattered the NAIA record in the 400-meter hurdles with her 56.97 effort at the Drake Relays. In addition to her dominance in the 400H, Antkoviak is also ranked fourth nationally in the 100-meter hurdles.
SOUTH REGION Praise Idamadudu Cumberland (Tenn.)
Idamadudu, who hails from Nigeria, is the national leader in both the 200 meters (23.58) and 400 meters (53.65). She is also ranked second nationally in the 100 meters (11.54). Idamadudu scored 32.25 track points at the Mid-South Conference Outdoor Championships and was named the Outdoor Track & Field Athlete of the Year.
SOUTH CENTRAL REGION JayOnna Perry Ottawa (Kan.)
Perry, who hails from Ottawa, Kansas, scored 23 individual track points at the KCAC Outdoor Championships and led her team to a runner-up finish its highest placement in 40 years. She won the 400-meter hurdles (an event in which she is ranked fourth nationally at 1:01.25), placed second in the 400 meters and was fifth in the 100-meter hurdles.
WEST REGION Eryn Burke Vanguard (Calif.)
Burke, who hails from Yucaipa, California, is ranked fourth nationally in the 400 meters at 54.89. She won conference titles in both the 200 meters and 400 meters.
GREAT LAKES REGION Princess Kara Indiana Wesleyan
Kara, who hails from Port Harcourt, Nigeria, is the national leader in the discus at 55.31m (181-6) and sits fifth nationally in the shot put at 14.14m (46-4). She recorded both of those marks in winning efforts at the GPAC Outdoor Championships.
MIDWEST REGION Kaitlyn McColly Dickinson State (N.D.)
McColly, who hails from Hinsdale, Montana, is ranked first nationally in the heptathlon with 4862 points. She scored 26 points in field events at the North Star Athletic Association (NSAA) Outdoor Championships to help Dickinson State break the conference record for points with 300.5. In addition to the top-ranked heptathlon nationally, McColly sits atop the regional leaderboard in three other field events.
SOUTH REGION Paige Manney Tennessee Wesleyan
Manney, who hails from Athens, Tennessee, is ranked first nationally in the triple jump at 12.58m (41-3) and second in the high jump at 1.73m (5-8). She scored 28 points in field events at the AAC Outdoor Championships, winning the high jump and triple jump and finishing runner-up in the long jump.
SOUTH CENTRAL REGION Laurel Barber Ottawa (Kan.)
Barber, who hails from Alma, Kansas, tops the NAIA in the javelin with a heave of 48.81m (160-2). She scored 18 points at the KCAC Outdoor Championships by winning the javelin and finishing runner-up in the shot put.
WEST REGION Maggie Ledbetter Eastern Oregon
Ledbetter, who hails from Cove, Oregon, is ranked first nationally in the shot put at 14.87m (48-9). She is also ranked seventh nationally in the hammer at 53.65m (176-0).
GREAT LAKES REGION Doug Edgar Indiana Tech
Edgar, in his 12th year as head coach at Indiana Tech, guided the Warriors to the WHAC Championship, showcasing their talent across various events. The collected six-top-5 #EventSquad Rankings, topped by being No. 1 in the 400. His athletes combined for nine event titles in WHAC Championships.
MIDWEST REGION Matt Beisel Concordia (Neb.)
Beisel, in his seventh year as head coach at Concordia (Neb.), led the Bulldogs to the team title at the Great Plains Athletic Conference Championships, accumulating 244.5 team points and capturing seven event titles. His including GPAC Womens Athlete of the Year Adrianna Rodencal collected 15 A standards heading into the national meet and also ranked No. 8 nationally.
SOUTH REGION Ryan Mckenzie William Carey (Miss.)
McKenzie, in his first year as head coach at William Carey (Miss.), led the Crusaders to the team title at the SSAC Outdoor Championships. His athletes won nine events at the SSAC Championships in ranking No. 2 in the nation. Three of his event groups were No. 1 in the national #EventSquad Rankings 100, long jump and triple jump.
SOUTH CENTRAL REGION Kenny Anderson Central Methodist (Mo.)
Anderson, in his third year as the Director of Track & Field at Central Methodist (Mo.), led the Eagles to the team title of the Heart of America Outdoor Conference Championships, scoring 179 points. Anderson was named the Heart of America Outdoor Coach of the Year as his squad broke six school records and one conference record. Highest among his nationally ranked athletes is Gizel Clayton at No. 2 in the 100 hurdles.
WEST REGION Bryan Wilkins Vanguard (Calif.)
Wilkins, in his 35th year as head coach at Vanguard (Calif.), led the Lions to the team title at the Golden State Athletic Conference Championships, scoring a school-record 266 points and winning by 86 points. Seven school records were broken during the year, and 10 of his athletes qualified for the NAIA National Championships, led by Eryn Burke in the 400 (No. 4) and Jordyn Burke in the 400 hurdles (No.6).
GREAT LAKES REGION Devyn Mikell Marian (Ind.)
Mikell, in his fifth year as assistant coach at Marian (Ind.), saw his athletes score 56 points at the Crossroads League Outdoor Championships. Four of his athletes qualified in five events for the upcoming NAIA Outdoor Championships. Mikell oversees the following #EventSquad event groups: No. 2 triple jump, No. 2 high jump and No. 4 long jump.
MIDWEST REGION Zontavius Johnson Olivet Nazarene (Ill.)
Johnson, in his first year as an assistant coach at Olivet Nazarene, coached Hannah Antkoviak to the NAIA record in the 400-meter hurdles, as well as a top-5 seasonal effort in the 100-meter hurdles. Johnsons athletes scored 103 points at the CCAC Outdoor Championships.
SOUTH REGION Malcolm Dias William Carey (Miss.)
Dias, in his seventh year as assistant coach at William Carey (Miss.), helped the Crusaders to the team title at the SSAC Outdoor Championships, as his athletes won nine events. He has coached Salieci Myles and Joy Abu to strong marks in the 100-meter hurdles: Myles clocked a wind-legal 13.31 at the SSAC Outdoor Championships that is among the fastest in NAIA history.
SOUTH CENTRAL REGION Darvis Doc Patton Texas Wesleyan
Patton, in his first year as assistant coach at Texas Wesleyan, oversaw a dynamic performance at the Sooner Athletic Conference Outdoor Championships. His athletes won the 100 meters, 200 meters, 400-meter hurdles, long jump, and both relays. Pattons charges qualified for the upcoming NAIA Outdoor Championships in the 100, 200 and 4100 relay.
WEST REGION Johnny Deryeghiayan Vanguard (Calif.)
Deryeghiayan, in his fourth year as an associate head coach at Vanguard, guided athletes to a clean sweep of the 100 meters, 200 meters and 400 meters at the Golden State Conference Outdoor Championships. Not only that, but the Lions also won the 4100 and 4400 relays. His prized pupil, Eryn Burke, is ranked fourth nationally in the 400 meters.
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Pensions & Investments employees were recognized by the American Society of Business Publication Editors, winning a national gold award the group's highest honor for their work in 2022.
The awards are open to U.S.-based business-to-business, trade, association and professional publications, both digital and print. More than 800 entries spanning work over the course of 2022 were received in various categories, ASBPE said.
In the category of online, state of the industry coverage, P&I reporters, editors and web producers took home top honors for the 2022 Largest Money Managers special report, published June 6.
The report, based on P&I's proprietary annual survey, found worldwide institutional assets overseen by roughly 450 managers around the globe rose 6.3% in 2021 to $59.38 trillion, and 50.5% over the five years through Dec. 31.
A custom microsite showcased stories as well as data that illustrated the pressures facing managers, the competition between BlackRock Inc. and Vanguard Group for the title of the largest institutional manager, the growth of ESG investing, and how specific strategies, such as investing in alternatives, were likely in for a rocky 2022.
The report ranked among P&I's top 10 best pieces of content in terms of reader engagement for all of 2022.
"The special report is a reflection of the hard work over several months by the majority of the staff in compiling the survey data and reporting on the largest factors money managers faced in investing institutional money in 2021 as well as the challenges they were facing in 2022, many that came to fruition," said Managing Editor Kevin Olsen, who led editorial coverage of the report. "The microsite allowed us to present the abundance of data, graphics and the great work by our reporting staff in one easy-to-access location."
P&I's 2023 Largest Money Managers special report will be published June 12.
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Our Summer 2022 tour continues this Saturday, August 6th at Edmonton Folk Festival in Edmonton, Alberta. Weve had an amazing time on this tour so far and we cant wait to see you at our upcoming dates.
For tickets and information, please visit americanmary.com.
Aug 6: Edmonton, ALB Gallagher Park / Edmonton Folk Festival SOLD OUTAug 7: Calgary, ALB Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium + SOLD OUTAug 8: Missoula, MT KettleHouse Amphitheater +Aug 9: Ogden. UT Ogden Amphitheater + SOLD OUTAug 10: Dillon, CO Dillon Amphitheater +Aug 12: Bellevue, NE Falconwood Park / Outlandia Music FestivalAug 14: Seattle, WA Seattle Center / Day In Day Out FestivalAug 26: London, UK All Points EastAug 27: Manchester, UK Depot Mayfield *Aug 28: Edinburgh, UK Connect FestivalSept 10: Chattanooga, TN Moon River Music FestivalSept 12: Morrison, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre ^Sept 13: Kansas City, MO Grinders KC ~Sept 14: Minneapolis, MN Surly Brewing Festival Field ~Sept 16: Milwaukee, WI Riverside Theater ~ SOLD OUTSept 17: Maryland Heights, MO Saint Louis Music Park ~Sept 18: Indianapolis, IN TCU Amphitheater at White River State Park ~Sept 19: Pittsburgh, PA Heinz Hall for the Performing Arts ~Sept 22: Boston, MA Roadrunner ~ SOLD OUTSept 23: Port Chester, NY The Capitol Theatre ~ SOLD OUTSept 24: Harrisburg, PA Harrisburg University ~Sept 25: Bridgeport, CT Seaside Park / Sound on Sound Festival
^ w/ Lucy Dacus+ w/ Bartees Strange* w/ Dry Cleaning~ w/Indigo Sparke
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