Archive for June 16th, 2016

U.S. Open 2016: Can Phil Mickelson conquer nemesis?

Thursday, June 16th, 2016:

Phil Mickelson will resume his U.S. Open quest at Oakmont next month with disappointment and destiny weighing on his shoulders. The popular left-hander has finished second a record six times as he chases the fourth and final leg of the hallowed career grand slam. Only five players, all bona fide legends of the game, have won all four of golf’s major titles since the Masters began in 1934 — Gene Sarazen, Ben Hogan, Gary Player, Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods. Despite three Masters, a British Open and a U.S. PGA, Mickelson has always failed just below the summit of the […] Read More →

UK stock funds hit by $1.1bn withdrawals

Thursday, June 16th, 2016:

©AFP UK stock funds have suffered their largest withdrawals in more than a year as investors braced for the referendum on the country’s membership of the EU. Funds invested in UK equities recorded $1.1bn of redemptions in the week to June 15, the eighth consecutive week of outflows from the asset class, while British bond funds counted their first withdrawals since the start of May, according to flows tracked by EPFR. More On this topic IN Markets Nearly $3bn has been pulled from UK stock portfolios over the past eight weeks as the Leave campaign gained ground. Four-fifths of surveys […] Read More →

Comedy Listings for June 17-23

Thursday, June 16th, 2016:

A selected guide to stand-up, improv and comedy shows in New York City. For news about comedy, including critical commentary: A searchable guide to these and other shows is at ‘Cicadas’ (Wednesday) Jermaine Fowler, Josh Rabinowitz and Kevin Barnett, all excellent stand-ups and cast members on truTV’s “Friends of the People,” host this free, biweekly stand-up show, filled with great New York City talent. At 8 p.m., House of YES, 2 Wyckoff Avenue, at Jefferson Street, (Elise Czajkowski) ★ ‘The 5th Annual Inner Beauty Pageant’ (Wednesday) Jo Firestone hosts this personality-driven beauty pageant, where 12 “warmhearted oddballs” […] Read More →

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