Rod Laver Arena | 11 p.m. TuesdayAndrey Rublev vs. Daniil MedvedevAndrey Rubley and Daniil Medvedev secured the ATP Cup for Russia earlier this month, with neither player losing a singles match throughout. In their three meetings on the ATP Tour, Medvedev has come out on top each time, including in the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open in September.This may be Rublev’s chance to finally overcome his friendly rival. He has looked particularly dominant, not dropping a set throughout the tournament. His match against Casper Ruud ended after only two sets when the Norwegian withdrew with an injury. Going into the quarterfinals, Rublev has led the field in both percentage of first service points won and second service points won, a sign of how hard it has been for opponents to break his serve.Medvedev has also been playing well, aside from a chaotic, disorganized third round match against Filip Krajinovic. He has now won 18 matches in a row, with his last loss coming in October at a tournament in Vienna. Although the fast surface fits Medvedev’s flat baseline shots, Rublev’s open stance is well suited in defense, and we’re sure to see many dynamic, aggressive point.Rod Laver Arena | 3:30 a.m. WednesdayRafael Nadal vs. Stefanos TsitsipasRafael Nadal, the No. 2 seed, has moved smoothly through the first four rounds, no surprise for a player with 20 Grand Slam titles. Although Nadal won his only Australian Open title over a decade ago, he has reached the finals on four other occasions since, and is a clear favorite in his half of the draw to do so again. Nadal’s powerful topspin shots are well-suited to clay courts where he can drag opponents around with tightly angled shots. Nadal’s ability to exploit his opponent’s weaknesses with relentless pressure can break most players on their best days.Stefanos Tsitsipas, the ATP finals winner in 2019, is a study in unpredictability. The fifth seed has a capable all-court game, but lacks the consistency to execute match after match. The 22-year-old has worked to improve this aspect of his game, but needed five sets to push back unseeded Thanasi Kokkinakis in the second round. After receiving a walkover in the round of 16, Tsitsipas will be well rested and hoping for an advantage against one of the most mentally tough players on tour.
With millions of Americans out of work, the first sign of a recovery has to be in new jobs coming on the market. The tribal gaming industry is doing its part, with several operators posting new jobs in the past few weeks.Seneca Gaming Corporation has lots of jobs available at the Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino in Niagara Falls and Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino in downtown Buffalo. The operator will be hosting a job fair for open positions on February 25 between 10:00am and 6:00pm.“Even with the changes and challenges everyone has gone through over the past year, Seneca Gaming Corporation has remained one of the largest employers in Western New York, and we are excited to be growing our team across a variety of departments,” said Meghan Smith, Seneca Gaming Corporation’s vice president of human resources. “We truly believe that the time we spend at work should be rewarding, fulfilling and fun. That’s how we approach our jobs every day. If people are looking an opportunity in that type of environment, we are ready to talk to them.”Attendees can check out what’s on offer in person or virtually, but should be ready for an interview at a moment’s notice.On the other side of the country, the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians are also on the look out for fresh talent. That operator has more than 500 jobs to fill, with as many as 2000 coming for the rest of the year. They’ll be having their virtual career fair on February 18 from 9:00am to 4:00pm.“The expansion of San Manuel will offer an economic boost to the local job market at a time when it is really needed,” said Brigitte Saria, Chief People and Infrastructure Officer. “Our efforts to boost the local economy are guided by our commitment to ensuring our employment process and work environment follow leading health and safety standards.”The Chukchansi Gold Resort and Casino in Coarsegold, California are also hiring. The tribe is looking for 50 full-time and part-time positions, and will have a job fair on February 23 from 10:00am to 1:00pm.Add those jobs to the 150 that Oneida Nation Enterprises were offering as of last week, and there’s a lot to be hopeful for about the future of the economy, and particularly that of tribal gaming.Connecticut tribes close to new dealGovernor Ned Lamont wants sports betting in his state, and he needs a new deal with the tribes to get it done. He used his budget address to emphasize the push:“My administration has been in active negotiations with our tribal partners to bring the state’s gaming economy into the digital age. And I am submitting legislation which reflects what I believe to be the best bet in ending this stalemate of inaction in a way which is in the best interest [of] the entire state.”Construction resumes at Four WindsThe Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians’ contractor recently resumed building a hotel at Four Winds South Bend Casino. Construction slowed down significantly due to Covid-19.The new 23-story hotel was originally due to be completed this year. But with construction crews only working on the foundation now after a 10-month delay, maybe 2022 seems more accurate.
The entire concept of a “bull market in stocks” makes little sense. Sound crazy? These days, certainly, because we’re always hearing about a perpetual bull market in stocks. Valuations increasingly disconnected from economic reality, asset bubbles in one class or another, armies of speculators moving like zombie hoards descending on the next fad and blowing it up to infinity and beyond, Buzz Lightyear-like.Why is the whole concept of a bull market generally, nonsense? Because if the value of everything is going up simultaneously, then nothing is going up. If everyone is a superhero, nobody is. If, in an imaginary economy, absolutely everything costs, say, $5, (labor, land, capital whatever) and then the next day everything costs $10, then what’s changed? The answer is absolutely nothing.The only thing that matters is relative valuations between asset classes. Let’s divide them into three of the most basic ones. Equities (stocks), bonds (debt), and commodities (consumer goods). If all three are going up in tandem, then there is no “bull market” in anything. If commodities are going up faster than stocks and bonds, you have inflation, or even hyperinflation. Ask anyone in Venezuela whether they care that their stock market is doing great, nominally. They don’t. They’re looking for their next glop of gruel or morsel of moldy bread to survive the day.But if stocks and bonds are rising and consumer goods are static to falling, you have a bull market in financial assets. This is where we are now. And boy are we really hard and deep into it now. Below is the ratio of the S&P 500 to the CRB Commodities Index.And I’ve got news for everyone. This bull market in stocks relative to consumer goods in dollar terms is already over. It ended almost a year ago. On April 20, 2020 to be exact. Red circle blowoff top above. That was when oil crashed to negative $35 a barrel and we all lived in an alternative financial freakhouse universe. But I have more news than that. This entire “bull market” in stocks has been one gigantic illusion from the very beginning. Stocks aren’t going up. They haven’t gone up for 21 years. Money is going down. Here is the graph of stocks relative to the prime monetary commodity, gold, over the same timeframe above.We can see here that from 1990 to 2000, we had a real bull market in stocks. Equities rocketed in gold terms and in terms of consumer goods generally. Everyone felt richer. Portfolios up, expenses down. But since that time, money has been dying at an accelerated pace and the standard of living has fallen.The bull market in stocks over the last 21 years has been an illusion, a tiny echo of the bull that ended at the turn of the century. We have spent the last 21 years trying to reinflate it, but gold has exposed the lie. We are now at the point where the illusion is about to collapse completely. In my view, we have only a few months left until it all hits the fan. Until then, the bubbles will keep coming in staccato frenetic fashion, moving from one asset class to another faster and faster, until we all get so dizzy we can’t follow it anymore. Last week I speculated that maybe the next target for the zombie hoard will be in penny gaming stocks. I was close. It’s in Macau stocks. It may already have started two weeks ago. The frenzy has started over news about China opening up again. I mean, just look at this crazy chart of the Macau proxy ETF:That last surge higher is just since February 1. We could be at the beginning of a crazy but brief ride higher in Macau stocks right now. New all time highs again, and Macau isn’t even fully open yet. The latest full month statistics for December show a 78.6% drop in visitors year over year. And yet we’re at new all time highs in these stocks already. It’s just completely crazy. I can understand the Macau opening up again trade, but to argue that this factor is being priced in at these levels, at new all time highs? As if none of this full year shutdown hurt any of the casinos fundamentally at all? That’s just totally bonkers crazy. It’s a reflection of the value of the currency these stocks are priced in, not the stocks themselves.What’s happening is that the zombie hoard of bubble chasers is reading the headlines regarding China starting to open up again, and they’re slamming buy orders and call options like they’ve been doing with tech stocks and Gamestop and BTC and all the other fads. We just got news out of Bloomberg that China’s Imax had a face-ripping rally due to exploding ticket sales. China is, indeed opening up, and the zombie hoard of speculators is now going to spray their money hoses at anything Chinese. Macau might be at the center of it.How high can this Macau bubble go, if that’s what we just saw start two weeks ago? The truth is, it doesn’t matter. If you get into it, you’ll get hooked and keep levering yourself up, counting your paper gains, unable to separate from them until you get caught in a vortex. At some point, my view this year, it’s all going to come crashing down when all the damage from 2020 is finally revealed all over the world. You can’t paper it over forever. The damage to Macau casinos doesn’t just go away. It festers in the form of more and more debt, and a damaged consumer base that can no longer patronize casinos in the way it once could. Festering wounds need the paper bandage removed and they need to be operated on. That is painful. And it’s coming.When we think of the word “bubble”, what are we really talking about? A bubble is something that looks, from the outside, to be really big and stable. The shape of it, a sphere, is the most stable shape in the universe. It’s why planets, stars, moons, and possibly even the spacetime continuum itself, spontaneously shape themselves into spheres. The force of gravity equalizes at every point on the sphere, forming equilibrium. Nature always seeks equilibrium. And so bubbles take on the illusion of stability, but unlike a real sphere, there’s nothing inside them. When they pop, they are gone almost instantly. This one is about to pop. Macau appears to be the next victim sucked up by the bubble. Macau will survive and rebuild. The question is, in what form? I wouldn’t take a bet the depended on me getting the answer to that question right.
Let me give you some valuable background info first: I live at home with my Dad & my girlfriend (she’s between houses). They’re both my best friends. I am currently going through a chronic pain type disorder that appeared in both wrists & forearms since July 2020. In & out of appointments/checks every fortnight. I am unable to do much in my day, it hurts to do normal things in my day – so I am unable to work or study anymore. Painkillers are not helping. Thursday was the day, the day I basically lost my entire life savings. Since then, I’ve been using every single dollar I can get my hands on to recover this loss & I’m sure you know where I’m at now. $8 in debt & unemployed with no income. But how did I get here? I got caught gambling when I was 17/18, lost all my money then too but it was less than $1000 (my Dad was the only one who knew). Since then, I vowed to never gamble again & I didn’t until 2 weeks ago. My Dad & I were watching the cricket & he placed a $100 multi (he rarely gambles) & won $450. We both thought this was great so I put in $50 myself for the next game. I ended up losing $25 & won it back in the darts later on. I then decided to move on & not do any more as my girlfriend of 2 years (the one I’ll marry) did not approve of me gambling again. So I stopped – until my Dad persuaded me to lie & just gamble anyway behind her back. It was innocent losses, $5-$10 here & there for the next 2 weeks. It wasn’t until last week, the day after my girlfriend’s birthday, that everything went downhill. She had to work Wed & Thu which left me to be alone for 2 days. I was very down in the dumps & just felt like I had all this money & didn’t use it (which is the stupidest thing ever, I know). So I started gambling on the races. With high $1000 bets & spent hours & hours, got up $10k then back down to $5k before I bet my whole bank to get back where I started at $15k. I stopped, went in my room & realised what I did, I almost lost my ENTIRE bank. Did I stop there? Nope, you guessed it. Eventually, one thing led to another & now I’m $15k down & $9 in debt. I confessed everything to my girlfriend & Dad on Thursday. Which they were both very supportive. I had $2000 in my bank then & said I’d stop. But I didn’t, Iost $1500 yesterday & $500 today. So yes in $9 debt. Although I do not have an addiction (oddly enough I studied psychology for 2 years before this chronic pain stopped me), I have definitely fallen into the trap of gambling once again & I only risked losing my last $2000 to not win the money back, but rather I looked at it as an outlet to make money so I can provide my girlfriend & I with a future. But this was such a bad mindset to approach everything. $9 in debt. I am stopping here. I vow to, right here, right now. I have not told my girlfriend or Dad about the last $2000, but I think I will hang onto this one for now as I can make that back in selling some of my collectables that have been collecting profit over the years. So thank god for that at least. Additionally, I may receive a pension for my condition so if that’s approved, must lock my money away. I had to get all this out & it has put me in an awful lot of PHYSICAL pain to even write this due to my chronic pain condition. I don’t expect anyone to read this all as this is rather for me. Thank you. C. submitted by /u/codesfrost [comments]
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As Americans continue to weather the pandemic, the $2.3 trillion coronavirus relief and spending bill passed by the federal government in December brought an unexpected and lasting gift: a new national park.The 5,593-page spending package included a raft of provisions authorizing little-known projects — the construction of the Teddy Roosevelt Presidential Library in North Dakota, for one — and giving lawmakers a chance to advance a variety of long-delayed initiatives. Among them was the elevation of the New River Gorge, in southern West Virginia, to the status of Yellowstone, Yosemite and the country’s other most renowned outdoor spaces. The designation of the area — roughly 72,000 acres of land flanking 53 miles of the gorge — as a national park and preserve creates the 63rd national park in the United States and completes a multigenerational effort, started in the mid-twentieth century, to transform a tired industrial area into a national landmark.“Towards the end of this year, with these big bills coming down, I decided to strike,” said Shelley Moore Capito, a Republican and the state’s junior senator, who, along with Senator Joe Manchin III, a Democrat, introduced the New River Gorge legislation in 2019.“This was the right opportunity,” she said.A draw for rafters, kayakers and other outdoor enthusiastsThe gorge and its surroundings have been prized for decades as one of southern West Virginia’s more spectacular natural places.In 1963, the West Virginia House of Delegates passed a resolution seeking to designate the New River Gorge as a “national playground,” preparing to send the proposal to President John F. Kennedy, whose primary campaign was lifted substantially through support from West Virginia voters. But momentum to create a national recreation area stalled after Mr. Kennedy’s assassination later that year.Though the gorge remained a curiosity among rafters and outdoor enthusiasts, the area only received federal protection from the Interior Department in 1978, when it was designated a national river.Now, the outdoor offerings in the gorge have come to define the area as a premier destination for adventure sports in the East.The New River plunges 750 feet over 66 miles, resulting in long stretches of violent rapids that can reach a class five level, generally considered the most difficult that can be navigated by white-water boaters. (Licensed outfitters operate in several towns near the river, providing rentals and tours for rafting and kayaking.)The canyon walls, which soar as high as 1,600 feet, offer miles of cliffs that rank among the best in the East Coast for rock climbing. Sheer faces in the gorge made of robust Nuttall sandstone provide both traditional and sport-climbing routes across the difficulty spectrum.Bike routes are scattered throughout the park on both sides of the river, with options for both technical mountain biking and more casual pedaling along former railroad beds.A glimpse back in timeAccording to the National Park Service, geologists believe the New River — its name a misnomer used by early American explorers who often assigned the same name to any river they came upon for the first time — was a segment of the preglacial Teays River. This larger river, which traversed much of the current Ohio River watershed, was later diverted and broken up by glaciers. The age of the Teays is uncertain, but fossil evidence suggests it could be as much as 320 million years old, leaving its remnant, the New River, as quite possibly the second oldest river in the world.Beyond the millions of years of geological history on display, the gorge is also filled with signs of the region’s heritage as a major coal production hub.Miners once capitalized on the easy access to rich deposits of high-quality bituminous coal in the canyon, where the river had already shorn through hundreds of feet of rock. Especially after the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway linked the New River coal fields to markets in 1873, dozens of boom towns popped up along the river’s edge, thriving well into the 1920s.In 1963, a coal mine was still operating in the gorge, said Dave Arnold, a state tourism commissioner who operated a rafting company for more than 40 years.“In ’76 or ’77, if you were in my boat, we’d have been floating down the river and I would have been showing you, ‘here’s an old coal tipple, here’s the old hotel at Caperton, here’s this and that,’” he said.The demand for coal around the turn of the twentieth century was so high that towns existed every half mile along up the river, according to the Park Service. As the industry went into decline, however, by the 1950s many were already abandoned, leaving ghost towns scattered throughout the gorge. Additionally, logging during the late nineteenth century stripped vast portions of the gorge bare, clearing enormous swaths of virgin forest.The park contains the remnants of communities such as Nuttallburg and Kaymoor, which still stand near the riverbank and are accessible from points higher up. Seams of exposed coal are visible along some trails leading into the gorge and its towns, where abandoned mine portals and the foundations of coke ovens remain.Restoring an ecosystem with diverse wildlifeDespite the environmental degradation and pollution that industry unleashed, some unique ecological features make the gorge well-suited to a diverse combination of wildlife, which has slowly reappeared as time has passed.The river lies at the center of a migration corridor where plants and animals that typically range further north or south come together, including several federally endangered and threatened species, such as the Virginia big-eared bat and the Allegheny woodrat.According to Lizzie Watts, the park’s superintendent, the river itself is also notably warmer than surrounding areas, making it a popular warm-water fishing destination with more than a dozen public access points. The river is one of the premier spots for smallmouth bass fishing on the east coast, and muskellunge and walleye are common in the park today.“The next generation will have the opportunity to see what, in the last 150 years, it looks like when an area goes from being logged and mined to left alone,” Ms. Watts said. “The ecosystem has come back to full trees and mature forests.”As federal protections took effect after the Park Service began overseeing the area as a national river in 1978, wildlife has largely recovered, and many see an opportunity to showcase the region’s natural elegance.“To show off our rock climbing, our extreme sports availabilities in that area, is just really exciting,” said Ms. Capito of what she described as a “kind of wild and wonderful part of our state.” ‘The cream of the crop’The National Park Service, created in 1916, oversees more than 400 areas across the country, including national monuments, seashores and battlefields as well as parks, which together total more than 85 million acres.While the new title for New River Gorge does not fundamentally alter the area’s day-to-day operations, both lawmakers and the Park Service tend to view “national parks” as the crown jewels of the park system — a protection granted to some of the largest and most prized tracts of the country.“National Park status is usually considered like the cream of the crop,” Ms. Watts said. “But it really is just another one of those names.”The New River Gorge does not match the scale of many national parks in the western United States, where Death Valley, the Grand Canyon and Yellowstone sprawl over more than 1 million acres each.Nevertheless, officials expect the new designation to bring a substantial influx of travelers, boosted in part by a dedicated set of enthusiasts who strive to visit every national park.In typical years, around 1.3 million travelers visit the gorge, according to the Park Service’s tourism data. Based on studies of other areas that received national park status, Ms. Capito said she expects to see visitors increase by as much as 20 percent.“It does feel like the very beginning stages of transformation for the whole area,” said Becky Sullivan, the executive director of the New River Gorge Convention and Visitors Bureau. “I’ll be very, very interested to see where we are in about 10 years.”Maintaining the community and its favored pastimesAs unique outdoor attractions throughout the Appalachian region have gained more national visibility, some concern has grown over the idea of a wealthy and mobile set from out of state trampling the communities adjacent to these places.West Virginia remains the second-poorest state in the country in terms of median household income, according to data collected by the United States Census Bureau. And while tourism has brought a needed injection of wealth to areas all around the gorge, it has also changed the makeup of neighboring communities, as more people have come to visit the park or settle down near it.Interest in the natural offerings around the park has brought slow but measurable change for small towns nearby like Fayetteville. Officials say that the advent of remote work during the pandemic has only hastened a trend of properties in the area being repurposed for vacation rentals and outsiders snapping up second homes.“You cannot find a house for sale in Fayetteville, because they’re just in such high demand,” said Sharon Cruikshank, the town’s mayor. “So that definitely changed the budgeting of the town as well as the county.”When legislation was first introduced to designate the area as a national park, pushback came from some locals. Hunters have long enjoyed access to secluded sections of woods around the gorge, and with hunting prohibited in federal parks, some protested the potential loss of thousands of acres of hunting grounds.In a compromise, more than 65,000 acres of the total area were designated as a nature preserve where hunting can continue as before, and only roughly 7,000 acres directly within the canyon are officially off limits as national parkland. A provision was included to empower the park to acquire more than 3,000 acres of private land around its current boundaries as well, to expand the size of the preserve and add public hunting grounds.In a nod to tradition, the legislation also enshrines the right for visitors to continue to make use of one of the park’s most famous features — the New River Gorge Bridge — at least once a year.BASE jumping, an extreme sport in which jumpers parachute from elevated structures or cliffs, is banned in every other national park.But, since 1980, BASE jumpers have been permitted to plunge from the top of the 876-foot-high bridge and parachute down toward the river once a year, on Bridge Day, held one Saturday in October. The legislation designating the area as a national park allows that tradition to continue.As many as 100,000 people typically come to watch the jumpers plunge, according to Ms. Sullivan, providing a major boost for businesses in the region. The event has only been canceled twice, including last year because of the coronavirus.Bridge Day’s organizers advise jumpers that the only dependable way to touch down safely is to plan to land directly in the river. In normal years, hundreds do so, often multiple times that day, gliding down and softly hitting the New River’s waters.
เมื่อมองย้อนกลับไปสิ่งนั้นน่าจะชัดเจน ลิเวอร์พูลได้รับ 196 คะแนนในสองฤดูกาลที่ใกล้จะสมบูรณ์แบบคว้าแชมป์แรกในรอบ 30 ปีและเป็นแชมป์ยุโรปและแชมป์โลกตลอดเส้นทาง นั่นจะเป็นไปไม่ได้ถ้าทุก ๆ ด้านของทีมทำงานได้อย่างสมบูรณ์แบบ ความตื่นเต้นที่มาพร้อมกับการที่ธิอาโก้อัลคันทารามาที่แอนฟิลด์นั้นมุ่งเน้นไปที่สิ่งที่เขาสามารถเพิ่มให้กับทีมได้ หวังเป็นอย่างยิ่งว่านกกระสาตัวนี้จะสามารถเพิ่มมิติใหม่ให้กับการเล่นเกมรุกของ Jurgen Klopp แต่บางทีอาจจำเป็นต้องตระหนักให้มากขึ้นว่าลิเวอร์พูลจะเสียอะไรเช่นกัน กองกลางไม่เคยมีปัญหา แต่เป็นเครื่องยนต์ การทำงานอย่างไม่หยุดยั้งของฟาบินโญ่, จอร์แดนเฮนเดอร์สันและจอร์จินิโอไวจ์นัลดุมกลับมาเป็นเจ้าของสำหรับฟูลแบ็คที่โจมตีต่อเนื่อง เมื่อเทรนต์อเล็กซานเดอร์ – อาร์โนลด์และแอนดรูว์โรเบิร์ตสันพูดต่อ ความคิดสร้างสรรค์ได้รับการว่าจ้างจากภายนอก แต่ก็ไม่เคยขาด ตั้งแต่นั้นเป็นต้นมา Shiago ไม่ควรกลายเป็นแพะรับบาปสำหรับความพยายามของทีม มีตัวแปรอื่น ๆ อีกมากมายชิ้นส่วนที่เคลื่อนไหวมากเกินไปในเครื่องจักรที่เคยหล่อลื่นนี้เพื่อระบุเหตุผลเดียวของการลดลงที่ทำให้ลิเวอร์พูลกังวลมากขึ้นเกี่ยวกับการอยู่ในอันดับ 4 คือการป้องกันตำแหน่งแชมป์พรีเมียร์ลีกได้สำเร็จ สถิติหัวล้านบอกเล่าเรื่องราว ผ่านไปเกือบ 4 ปีโดยไม่แพ้แม้แต่เกมเดียวที่แอนฟิลด์พวกเขาพ่ายแพ้ 3 ครั้งติดต่อกัน ธิอาโก้เริ่มเยอะ ลิเวอร์พูลชนะเพียงสองในเก้าเกมที่เขาเริ่มต้นและนั่นยังไม่รวมถึงความพ่ายแพ้ต่อเลสเตอร์ 3-1 เมื่อวันเสาร์ที่เขาเข้ามาในนาทีที่ 17 2:55 ดูฟรี: โดดเด่นในการชนะเลสเตอร์กับลิเวอร์พูลในพรีเมียร์ League, Thiago ดิ้นรนอย่างหนักโดยไม่มีบอลถูกเจมี่คาร์ราเกอร์ตราหน้าว่าเป็น “ฝ่ายรับ” ทีมลิเวอร์พูลที่มีธิอาโก้ในตำแหน่งกองกลางไม่ได้ใช้งาน คุณภาพที่คุ้นเคยยังคงแสดงให้เห็นอย่างชัดเจน การจ่ายบอลตาบอดเหล่านั้นซึ่งมักจะวางลงเท้าของกองหน้ากระตุ้นให้ลิเวอร์พูลบุกทะลวงการป้องกันและทำให้เขาถูกกล่าวหาอย่างไม่เป็นธรรมว่าชะลอการโจมตี เขาเก็บบอลเคลื่อนที่เล่นกว้างและมองหาการจ่ายบอลที่ถูกต้องอยู่เสมอ แต่มีการรับรู้ว่าการปรากฏตัวของเขายังทำลายการป้องกันของลิเวอร์พูล โค้ชหมายเลข 30 เขาดูเหมือนผู้เล่นที่ต่อสู้กับจังหวะของเกมรอบตัวเขาในขณะที่คู่ต่อสู้กำลังเปลี่ยนไป เขากลายเป็นผู้เล่นฟาล์วต่อเนื่องการสกัดกั้นการตอบโต้ไม่ใช่เรื่องใหม่สำหรับธิอาโก้ คาดว่าเขาจะทำหน้าที่นั้นที่บาเยิร์นมิวนิกด้วย แต่ทีมของเขาสามารถควบคุมสิ่งนั้นได้ดีกว่าในบุนเดสลีกา ที่ลิเวอร์พูลเขาถูกทิ้งบ่อยเกินไปแสดงให้เห็นในตัวเลขว่าธิอาโก้ทำผิดพลาดมากกว่าที่เคยทำผิดเกือบสองเท่าในช่วงสี่ปีที่ผ่านมาในบาเยิร์น นิสัยที่ไม่เป็นมิตรนี้เกือบทำให้ลิเวอร์พูลได้รับการลงโทษจากเลสเตอร์ในขณะที่เขาเหยียดขาออกไปที่ขอบกรอบโดยไม่จำเป็น การตัดสินใจถูกพลิกกลับในการพิจารณาใหม่ แต่ฟรีคิกยังส่งผ่าน Alisson และเข้าไปในตาข่ายทำให้เกมพลิก ความประทับใจของ Thiago คือผู้ชายที่มีความสามารถในตัวเองเล่นได้ถึงขีด จำกัด ของความฟิตเพื่อพยายามยับยั้งชั่งใจ คู่ต่อสู้คล่องแคล่วกว่าเขาอย่างเห็นได้ชัด เขาเป็นคนจัดการเสมอ เขาพยายามมากกว่าสามครั้งในทุกๆ 90 นาทีในแต่ละห้าฤดูกาลที่ผ่านมาที่บาเยิร์นโดยพยายาม 4.7 ต่อ 90 นาทีในศึกบุนเดสลีกา 2015/16 – มากกว่า 4.5 นัดการโหม่งบอลทุกๆ 90 นาทีเมื่อเขาเป็น นักเตะลิเวอร์พูล. ความแตกต่างที่สำคัญซ่อนอยู่ในตัวเลขเหล่านี้ อัตราความสำเร็จในการโหม่งของธิอาโกในลิเวอร์พูลนั้นต่ำกว่าที่บาเยิร์นมิวนิคมาก บางทีอาจเป็นเรื่องน่ากังวลที่ความสำเร็จในการจัดการของเขาลดลงทุกปี มีกี่เปอร์เซ็นต์ที่สามารถอธิบายได้ว่าระบบของลิเวอร์พูลไม่ทำงานเหมือนที่เคยเป็นมาและผลที่ตามมาของการขาดความฟิตของธิอาโก้ที่ทำให้สูญเสียการควบคุม? ไม่ต้องสงสัยเลยว่าการปรากฏตัวของ Virgil van Dijk ซึ่ง Thiago มีเวลาเล่นเพียง 56 นาที สนามซึ่งจะช่วยให้ลิเวอร์พูลรักษาเส้นบนได้หากไม่มีอันตรายมากเกินไป ด้วยเหตุนี้ธิอาโก้จะไม่ถูกโดดเดี่ยวในตำแหน่งกองกลาง 56 นาทีรวมถึงครึ่งหลังกับเชลซีที่สแตมฟอร์ดบริดจ์เนื่องจากลิเวอร์พูลทำประตูได้สองครั้งโดยไม่มีการตอบสนองและ 11 นาทีแรกของเมอร์ซีย์ไซด์ดาร์บี้ที่กูดิสันพาร์คเมื่อพวกเขาขึ้นนำก่อน ขึ้นนำก่อนที่ฟานไดจ์คจะออกมาด้วยอาการบาดเจ็บ วันเสาร์ที่ 20 กุมภาพันธ์ 17:00 น. อุ่นเครื่อง 17:30 น. ด้วยความสามารถในการมุ่งเน้นไปที่ความแข็งแกร่งของเขาด้วยบอลที่เท้าของเขาธิอาโก้ยังคงเพิ่มบางอย่างให้กับทีมลิเวอร์พูลชุดนี้อย่างชัดเจนและใช่เป็นที่คาดหมายได้ว่าเมื่อกลับมาเสิร์ฟตามปกติ เขาจะได้รับประโยชน์ แต่ในตอนนี้ความชื่นชมที่เพิ่มมากขึ้นที่แม้แต่กองหลังอย่างธิอาโก้ผู้คุมตำแหน่งกองกลางก็เปลี่ยนระบบนิเวศที่ละเอียดอ่อนในลิเวอร์พูล 0:27 จอร์แดนเฮนเดอร์สันออกข่าวลือเรื่องการต่อสู้ในห้องแต่งตัวอย่างรวดเร็วมันยังคงเป็นหน้าที่ของกองกลางลิเวอร์พูลที่ต้องปกปิดบางส่วนในขณะที่เขากวาดตามหลัง Alexander-Arnold และ Robertson แต่ในขณะที่เกิดขึ้นกับเฮนเดอร์สันโดยธรรมชาติมันก็น่าอึดอัดสำหรับธิอาโก้ เขาไม่มีชุดทักษะที่จำเป็นสำหรับบทบาทนั้น กองกลางของลิเวอร์พูลในขณะที่ไม่เป็นที่รู้จักกันดีในฐานะผู้รักษาประตูและกองหลังหรือกองหลังหรือกองหน้าเป็นเหตุผลพื้นฐานที่ทำให้ทีมประสบความสำเร็จ มันควรจะชัดเจน
Kuldeep Yadav มีช่วงเวลาไม่กี่ปีที่ผ่านมา ครั้งหนึ่งเคยเป็นอัญมณีแห่งการโจมตีด้วยโบว์ลิ่งของอินเดียนักกีฬาโบว์ลิ่งแขนซ้ายคนนี้ต้องเดินทางไปอินเดียเป็นระยะเวลาหนึ่ง เขาถูกตัดสิทธิ์จากแฟรนไชส์ IPL ของเขาด้วยซ้ำโดยที่ Kolkata Knight Riders เลือกให้ Varun Chakravarthy ใน IPL 2020 ในที่สุดแม้ว่า Kuldeep Yadav จะมีโอกาสสร้างความประทับใจในการทดสอบครั้งที่ 2 กับสหราชอาณาจักร แต่เขาก็พยายามยืนยันตัวเอง เขาลงสนามเพียง 6 รอบในครึ่งแรกไม่ชนะประตู ผู้เล่นโบว์ลิ่งไม่มีโอกาสได้กินมากนักซึ่ง Virat Kohli ให้ความสำคัญกับ Axar Patel และ Ravichandran Ashwin โชคร้ายของเขายังคงดำเนินต่อไปในครึ่งหลัง Kuldeep Yadav เพิ่งเข้ามาในครึ่งที่ 43 และเห็นว่า Mohammed Siraj รับเลี้ยงเด็กจากเกมโบว์ลิ่งของเขา เพื่อเพิ่มการดูถูกการบาดเจ็บ Joe Root เป็นผู้ที่ได้รับชูชีพ แต่ในที่สุดโชคก็พลิกสถานการณ์ของ Kuldeep ขณะที่กะลาหยิบกระบองของ Ben Foakes ขึ้นมาในเวลาต่อมา ผู้คุมไม่สามารถหยุดต่อไปได้และพบ Axar Patel ซึ่งไม่มีข้อผิดพลาด แฟน ๆ บน Twitter ไม่สามารถสงบสติอารมณ์ได้หลังจากที่ Kuldeep Yadav คว้าประตูได้ในที่สุด ตั้งแต่ภาพฮา ๆ ไปจนถึงการถอนหายใจด้วยความโล่งใจทวิตเตรติดีใจที่ในที่สุดกะลาก็มีอะไรให้ยิ้มได้ สนุกไม่แพ้กันหลังประตู Kuldeep Yadav ผู้คนต่างพากันเฉลิมฉลองบนโลกออนไลน์หลังจากที่กุลเดชยาดาฟได้ไม้ทดสอบครั้งแรกในรอบปีกว่า หลายคนแชร์รูปแสดงความโล่งใจของเขาในขณะที่คนอื่น ๆ ชี้ให้เห็นว่า Team India เฉลิมฉลองข้อต่อหนังศีรษะของ Kuldeep Yadav ได้อย่างไร ฉันรู้สึกโล่งใจสำหรับกุลดีปยาดาฟมากกว่ากุลเดชยาดาฟเอง – สรภกางเกง (@hankypanty) 16 กุมภาพันธ์ 2564 ยินดีที่ได้พบกุลดีปเขาลงเล่นนัดทดสอบครั้งสุดท้ายในเดือนมกราคมปี 2562 รอมา 2 ปีเนื่องจากมีคนหันมามากขึ้น เขาเปิดตัวที่อินเดียและเขานั่งอยู่บนม้านั่งและทำงานอย่างหนักในตาข่ายโดยเฉพาะหลังจากทำ 5 สนามในการทดสอบซิดนีย์ pic.twitter.com/vPNgNdITqL— จอห์น. (@CricCrazyJohns) 16 กุมภาพันธ์ 2021 เขาต้องรู้สึกมีความสุขขนาดไหน? หลังจากเล่นโบว์ลิ่งในตาข่ายและรอปีกอยู่ตลอดเวลาในที่สุดเขาก็ได้รับรางวัลและการกอดที่แท้จริงจากเพื่อนร่วมทีม #INDvENG https://t.co/uTaTmEYb2r— Melinda Farrell (@melindafarrell) 16 กุมภาพันธ์ 2021 มีมเฮฮาเกิดขึ้นหลังจากที่โชคดีมาถึง KuldeepM ในที่สุดหลายคนก็ถอนหายใจโล่งอกเมื่อกะลาทำได้สำเร็จในวันที่ 4 มีการโพสต์ระเบิด มีมตลก ๆ ที่แสดงด้านตลกขบขันในขณะนั้น เผยแพร่เมื่อ 16 กุมภาพันธ์ 2021, 12:03 IST
If you enjoy poker, making a living from playing this game seems like living the dream.
Do something you love, and it will never feel like work.
But, before you go all in, you should be aware of all of the pros and cons that come with playing poker for a living.
If you’re considering getting more serious about your potential poker career, here are some of the most prominent advantages and disadvantages that come with being a professional poker player.
The Advantages of Playing Poker for a Living
You Own Your Own Time
If you’re playing poker for a living, you’re effectively choosing your work hours. Being your own boss, especially in a career path such as this, means that you’re entirely free to tailor your own time and make the best of every day.
The hassle of working night shifts or waking up early every morning to drive to work won’t be a problem if you gown down this road.
Your “offices” are the online poker tables and live poker tournaments you choose to participate in.
Just keep in mind that you must maintain great discipline in such a job, as not to lose yourself in the flexibility and freedom of your own time.
No Salary Ceiling
The biggest reason most poker players want to go professional is the unlimited profit available for those who dare to claim it.
Although money shouldn’t be your primary motivator, it’s hard not to think about the multi-million prizes at the biggest poker tournaments in the world.
Even if you are just starting out playing online on real money poker sites, there are still countless options with prizes significantly more extensive than what most working people can earn in their day jobs.
Plus, the best part about this is that there’s no salary ceiling on how much you can bring home each month.
Living and Traveling Anywhere in the World
Another great advantage of playing poker for a living is that you can experience the feeling of always being on vacation while traveling for work and making money in the process.
If you plan on becoming a full-time poker player, you can look forward to frequently traveling to some of the biggest and most exciting cities in the world.
From Las Vegas and London to Barcelona and Monaco, you make your own schedule as packed or free as you wish.
Moreover, as a professional poker player, you have unlimited freedom in choosing a location where you want to settle down.
If you want to make your home in a sunny and warm place, you can select a popular poker destination such as the Caribbean.
This will allow you to enjoy endless summers while still being very close to some of the most popular and rewarding poker tournaments.
The Disadvantages of Playing Poker for a Living
No Guaranteed Income
The most significant benefit of a day job is that you know exactly how much money you’re earning every month.
When you switch up your day job for a professional poker career, this safety net disappears.
While it’s true that you’ll be able to win massive amounts of money potentially, there’s no telling when or even if this will come.
Instability of income is a typical tradeoff in many careers that offer a higher profit ceiling.
If you like playing it safe and can’t risk running a negative balance for a few weeks or months, pursuing a career in Texas Hold’em probably isn’t the best way to go.
That said, if you’re ready to accept the swings and have the mindset to handle the pressure of unstable earnings, you can turn this disadvantage into your advantage.
The Road to Success Can be Arduous
Watching Daniel Negreanu toy with his opponents makes it seem almost effortless. But, most of us forget that we’re watching the end result of years of studying the game and the psychology of their competitors.
All professional poker players have experienced great highs and lows throughout their long journey.
Don’t go into it thinking that it’s going a smooth ride all of the time. Confidence is a must-have, but you should continuously work on your skills to back this up.
Of course, some players have achieved great success in their first few years of playing the game, but these are outliers.
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The hard truth is that not everyone is cut out to be a world-class poker player. But, with enough patience and work, you can make a great living from playing poker.
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Sir Ian McGeechan has selected his British and Irish Lions team to face world champions South Africa this summer.
The legendary Lions coach highlights who made the biggest impressions during the first two rounds of the Six Nations as competition for places in Warren Gatland’s squad intensifies…Back three: ‘You need gamebreakers in South Africa’It’s only been two weekends of the Six Nations, but in the back three there are some significant names and there have already been some very good performances in that area. Stuart Hogg scored twice against Wales on Saturday It has to be Stuart Hogg at full-back, he’s in outstanding form and he’s confident. He’s making fewer errors, he’s good under the high ball and I think against South Africa you need players who can break the game up.We know how good a player Elliot Daly is, he’s just not where he was a couple of years ago.I want to mention Liam Williams as well, because I think when he went to full-back at the weekend, it changed the Welsh attack. It helped Louis Rees-Zammit in what he did as we all. I like Williams in the backfield, I think he’s a genuine game-changer. 0:18 Wales captain Alun Wyn Jones says this is just the ‘tip of the iceberg’ for Louis Rees-Zammit after his match-winning try against Scotland Wales captain Alun Wyn Jones says this is just the ‘tip of the iceberg’ for Louis Rees-Zammit after his match-winning try against Scotland At the moment, I’d have Rees-Zammit on the right wing on form, and the other wing I’d have is Duhan van der Merwe.Then you’ve got the back-up of Anthony Watson who can be a winger or full-back, Williams, and James Lowe who comes into the equation.Warren Gatland’s going to be spoiled for choice in the back three. Duhan van der Merwe evades the tackle of Wales’ Leigh Halfpenny Midfield: ’12 is a position that’s open’Good team performances often highlight good players, but England aren’t firing on all cylinders so some of the players are not showing genuinely how good they are and can be.Henry Slade is a player who I really like watching, I think he’s got a lot of talent, but some of the England players at the moment have struggled a little bit because tactically they haven’t honed everything collectively.So I think Slade is there or thereabouts, but I think Chris Harris on form over the two games should be there at outside centre. Chris Harris hands off Wales’ Owen Watkin in Edinburgh The issue we’ve got is that 12 is a very open position in all the teams. Robbie Henshaw and Garry Ringrose are a settled combination in Ireland, whereas Wales have had disruption through injuries.Nick Tompkins I like, so there are players there who I think can make a statement in the remaining games of the championship, but I would put Owen Farrell at inside centre because I think you also need a goal kicker in a Test team.You’ve got to be prepared to win it by penalties as well as tries, if you need to. Farrell, with his experience, played very well in New Zealand for the Lions at 12 with Johnny Sexton at 10. Owen Farrell switched to inside centre for England’s win over Italy Half-backs: ‘Boks would be scared of a Lions team with Russell’Finn Russell at fly-half, you’ve got to go for him. I think South Africa would be worried if they saw a Lions team with Finn Russell in it.Yes, they may feel they could challenge him and cause issues with his decision-making, but I think he’s matured tremendously since he’s played with Racing 92, and all the messages coming out of the Scotland camp are about how good he’s been in training; talking to other players, getting ideas across and decision-making, which is so important for a 10. Finn Russell is playing his way into Lions contention Go back a few years and there was one Gregor Townsend who did the same.He’s a tremendous passer of the ball and is very good at running support lines and can take the first player on, but it’s the variety of his kicking game that could be so important on the highveld as well as at sea level.Gatland’s got some challenges at scrum-half. Dan Robson coming on actually showed a little bit of buzz and speed for England, and Ireland I think will go back to Conor Murray when he’s fit. Wales are still working out their scrum-half – there was a change almost at half-time which was interesting. Ali Price’s smart kick over the top created Scotland’s first try against Wales Over the last two weeks, I would go with Ali Price. He’s a natural link with Russell and he’s got a good kicking game, but he’s also quick and will have a go at forwards on the front foot. He’s not afraid of attacking the spaces either side of the breakdown.Front row: ‘You can’t be pushed all over the place in South Africa’In South Africa you have to have a good set-piece. Not necessarily dominant, but you can’t afford to be pushed back and be all over the place. You have to have parity at least. Kyle Sinckler has won 44 caps for England since making his debut in 2016 Tadhg Furlong is a player I really like, similarly Andrew Porter, but Kyle Sinckler gets in at tighthead prop for his impact.Sinckler is good with ball in hand, so you’ve got all the bonus of a very good footballer in open play, but technically you’ve got a good tighthead as well.I’ve gone with Wyn Jones at loosehead. I think technically, scrummaging wise, he can be challenged a bit, but given the form of the current props, it was between him and Rory Sutherland. Mako Vunipola needs to be playing games, he’s off the pace at the moment. George Turner outplayed Jamie George at Twickenham, says Sir Ian McGeechan George Turner carried well at the weekend. he tackles well and his game involvement is very high. I’ve been very impressed with him.He was good against England, if not better than Jamie George, and was again very positive against Wales at the weekend so he’s my choice at hooker.Second row: ‘Beirne benefitting from O’Connell’s influence’Alun Wyn Jones is an amazing player. I don’t think he’s the best second row, but for influence alone he’s so important to the Welsh team. Tadhg Beirne celebrates after scoring Ireland’s first try against Wales Along with Jones, you’ve got Jonny Gray, who’s going well with Scotland, and I’ve been impressed with Scott Cummings as well.Obviously James Ryan has been brilliant since breaking onto the scene, and Iain Henderson has been playing well.It’s an area where I think Gatland is going to be spoiled for choice, but for my second row I’ve gone with Tadhg Beirne and Maro Itoje.Itoje gave a lot of penalties away against Scotland which is back to what he was doing a couple of years back, but he was much better against Italy on Saturday. Maro Itoje wears the No 4 jersey in Sir Ian McGeechan’s Lions XV There is a slight question mark over Itoje on form, but I think Beirne has had two good games for Ireland and I think he’s benefitted greatly from having Paul O’Connell on the coaching staff.Back row: ‘You want someone scrambling for the ball’I thought Rhys Ruddock almost put himself in the picture at blindside flanker with the way he performed against France. You need an aggressive one in the back row – CJ Stander, who can play there, has also been playing well. Will Jamie Ritchie be in the Lions’ Test XV against the Springboks? Jamie Ritchie didn’t play at the weekend, but he would be my frontline player. I think Ritchie as a young back rower has a very good presence; he’s physical, he’s big and he’s quick. I’d have Stander on stand-by, he’s been leading the way for Ireland with carries.Hamish Watson is my openside, without a doubt. Over two games he’s been outstanding, and the sort of player you want scrambling around the ball and on the floor against South Africa.I think Tom Curry will be there, I do like him as a seven, and the other one I like is Justin Tipuric, who I think is underestimated in the impact he has. In the last 20 minutes at Murrayfield, he was outstanding. Scotland openside Hamish Watson is McGeechan’s pick in the No 7 jersey Taulupe Faletau is my No 8. I thought he played well at the weekend, and the longer the game went on the better he got.At times he’s been a bit peripheral and not involved, but I thought he was dominant. He had double-figure carries and double-figure tackles against Scotland. That’s what you want from your No 8. Billy Vunipola won’t be far away when it comes to the final measure, but over those two games I think Faletau has been one of the influential players in Wales’ two wins.Sir Ian McGeechan’s Lions XV: 15 Stuart Hogg (Scotland), 14 Louis Rees-Zammit (Wales), 13 Chris Harris (Scotland), 12 Owen Farrell (England), 11 Duhan van der Merwe (Scotland), 10 Finn Russell (Scotland), 9 Ali Price (Scotland), 1 Wyn Jones (Wales), 2 George Turner (Scotland), 3 Kyle Sinckler (England), 4 Maro Itoje (England), 5 Tadhg Beirne (Ireland), 6 Jamie Ritchie (Scotland), 7 Hamish Watson (Scotland), 8 Taulupe Faletau (Wales).
Co-Op games on Roblox are a great way for players to have fun, compete and collaborate with other players.Roblox is a platform that has allowed the creation of a wide range of games for players to enjoy. Some of the games on Roblox can be enjoyed alone while others are designed to be played with other players.Co-Op games are designed for players to work together as a group and accomplish different goals or challenges together. These games often require a great deal of collaboration and teamwork in order to be successful.There are a bunch of game options in this category for Roblox players to choose from, such as Boss Fighting Stages, Runner, Zombie Stories, and more.To help players jump right into the fun, this article provides a list of the best Co-Op games on Roblox as recommended by the Roblox subreddit.Top 5 Co-Op games on Roblox#5 – Runner The Runner game on Roblox (Image via Roblox.com)Runner on Roblox is a classic parkour and puzzle adventure game, where players can work together in a group of four.
The goal is to make deliveries all while outrunning the cops across the entire landscape of the city. Players will need to dash and dive across rooftops, alleys and even the subway in order to be successful.Check out the game here.#4 – Project Nebulon The Project Nebulon game on Roblox (Image via Roblox.com)Project Nebulon is an epic Co-Op where players need to form a crew of about 30 people and take control of an epic spaceship. The players need to work together aboard their vessel in order to destroy the enemy, Star Destroyer.There are a variety of different roles in the crew with tasks such as controlling the turbolaser, ion cannons and more. In order to win, each player will need to do their job well, which is one of the true signs of a quality Co-Op game.Check out the game here.#3 – Zombie Stories
The Zombie Stories game on Roblox (Image via Roblox.com)Zombie Stories is a fast-paced FPS game, where Roblox players need to team up in order to defeat zombies. Players can form groups of up to five players and will need to combine their skills and brains to successfully thwart all the zombies.The game is interactive and has some exceptional storytelling elements. Fans of FPS games should really check this game out.Check out the game here.#2 – Boss Fighting Stages The Boss Fighting Stages game on Roblox (Image via Roblox.com)Boss Fighting Stages is a class-based game, where players form into a squad of up to eight players. Each class has their own unique abilities as well as strengths and weaknesses.This game gets progressively more difficult as players fight through the stages. Boss Fighting Stages can be rather challenging, so this game may not be the best choice for players who are brand new to Roblox.Check out the game here.#1 – Book of Monsters
The Book of Monsters game on Roblox (Image via Roblox.com)Book of Monsters is wacky but can be a ton of fun once players get the hang of it. Players form into teams of up to four people. In each round, one team takes a turn to play as the monsters. The goal for the monsters is to destroy and cause havoc. All the other teams are groups of humans who need to stop the monsters by utilizing their self-destruct buttons.This game is certainly unique and is worth checking out at least once.Check out the game here.RELATED: 5 best Strategy games on Roblox
Published 16 Feb 2021, 05:13 IST