Tyler Lauletta, provided by Published 1:16 pm CDT, Thursday, April 11, 2019 Michael Reaves/Getty Images Corey Conners was the last player to qualify for the Masters, earning his spot with a win at the Valero Texas Open on Sunday with the help of six birdies on the back nine to close his final round. Conners impressive stretch of golf goes back even further, as he had to win his way into the Texas Open, beating out 70 players and winning a six-man playoff to take one of just four spots up for grabs in the tournament at the qualifying round. At the Masters, Conners kept his hot streak going, shooting a 2-under round to become an early clubhouse leader of the tournament. Check out the rest of our 2019 Masters coverage. Visit BusinessInsider.com for more stories. Just 10 days ago, it seemed almost certain that Corey Conners would be watching the Masters from home, but after a whirlwind week filled with brilliant golf, Conners wound up securing the final invite Augusta … [Read more...] about An early clubhouse leader at the Masters needed a wild 7 days just to qualify on the eve of the prestigious tournament
Is Valentine’s Day just a commercial gimmick? Beatrice Timpson, a political communications consultant, says YES. Frankly, if he turns up on Valentine’s Day without a Cards Galore “Be mine forever” teddy, a bunch of garage-forecourt-fresh coronations, and a candle reeking of potpourri, ditch him. He’s clearly not serious. He’ll run off with Audrey the au pair before your child’s third birthday. Some say Valentine’s Day is just a commercial gimmick, a burst bubblegum splatter of tat, a slew of saccharine slogans penned by Clive “the creative” for those too unimaginative to think for themselves – and all to the background tinkle of executive mirth. And those cynics and naysayers would be absolutely right. Valentine’s Day is the greatest example of consumerist fakery since some genius persuaded us that tinsel and chocolate calendars are relevant to the birth of Christ. So ignore the reproachful glare of magenta and … [Read more...] about DEBATE: Is Valentine’s Day just a commercial gimmick?
Brett Kavanaugh released the prepared remarks he is scheduled to deliver to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday. In his opening statement, Kavanaugh denies that he sexually assaulted anyone and claims that the allegations made against him are “last minute smears.” He also addresses drinking in high school, an issue which has become central to the case, by saying he did things that made him “cringe” but he was largely focused on “academics, sports, church, and service.” Kavanaugh will testify against Christine Blasey Ford’s claims that he sexually assaulted her in high school, but there are other women accusing him of misconduct. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh will tell the Senate Judiciary that he did things in high school that make him “cringe” now but that the sexual assault allegations made against him by are “last minute smears.” The committee has released the prepared remarks that Kavanaugh … [Read more...] about Kavanaugh admits his high school days make him ‘cringe,’ but calls Ford’s accusation a ‘last minute smear’
MoviePass parent Helios & Matheson has remained a popular target for short sellers, even as shares of the company trade near two cents. It’s rare for short sellers to continue piling into bets against a company that’s already fallen so far, according to financial-analytics firm S3 Partners. Watch Helios & Matheson trade in real time here. Shares of Helios & Matheson Analytics, the parent company of much-maligned MoviePass, have plummeted more than 99% in recent months. But that doesn’t seem to be enough for ruthless short sellers, who are continuing to load up on bets the company’s stock is headed to zero. It’s unusual behaviour for investors to continue wagering against a stock once its price has fallen below $US1 a share, according to financial-analytics firm S3 Partners. At that point, traders usually close out positions and take profits. But the high-profile nature of MoviePass – combined with the speed of its decline – … [Read more...] about MoviePass is trading at just 2 cents a share, but investors are still piling into bets it’s headed to zero
The images are filling the screens this week: the clouds of tear gas, the flailing nightsticks, the helmeted police hurling bodies into police vans, all to the near-compulsory strains of Buffalo Springfield — “There's something happening here/ What it is ain’t exactly clear.” It’s the latest in a long string of commemorations of the tumultuous events of 1968, and if you’re not of the baby boom generation, you may be tempted at this point to declare, “Enough, already!” It’s a temptation to be resisted. The fallout from that convention led to a half-century worth of struggles over who and how the parties choose their candidates, and those struggles are with us to this day. Just last weekend, the Democratic National Committee again altered the rules in a way that could end up determining who the next Democratic presidential nominee will be. Changes like these have gone a long way toward redefining, if not undermining, the very notion … [Read more...] about Bernie Sanders Just Tried to Kill the Superdelegate. Will Democrats Regret It?