Playing with Fire, Vegas style

LAS VEGAS — Carmine Bianco observes a Raphael Wicky interview and swears he’s listening to Jurgen Klopp, the Liverpool boss who guided the Reds to the English Premier League crown last season.

WagerTalk’s ace soccer handicapper, Bianco does double takes when he beholds Wicky, the second-year Chicago Fire FC coach who, like Klopp, wears spectacles and often sports facial scruff.

Bianco has difficulty distinguishing the Swiss Wicky from the German Klopp.

“[Wicky] actually sounds like Klopp,” Bianco says from his Toronto-area home. “He’s very deliberate, like Klopp, very monotone. His mannerisms, he’s like a carbon copy.”

The Fire (5-10-8 last

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Celebrate strawberry season in style – Washington Daily News

The best strawberries are the ones you pick yourself or buy from your local strawberry farm. These berries will be the freshest you can get, with little or no handling and travel. Nothing beats the flavor and fragrance of fresh-picked strawberries. When you pick your own be sure and pick by pinching the stem of the berry between your thumb and forefinger. This will prevent damage to both the fruit and the strawberry plant. Leaving the caps on helps your strawberries last longer. Also watch for locally-grown strawberries in your neighborhood supermarket during the harvest season.

When shopping for strawberries,

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Vegas-style casino games, sports betting come to Arizona

Gov. Doug Ducey displays a copy of the state’s new tribal gaming compact at a signing ceremony at the Heard Museum in Phoenix on April 15, 2021. Photo by Jeremy Duda | Arizona Mirror

Native American tribes will be able to offer new kinds of Las Vegas-style table games, sports wagering, more slot machines and gaming tables and several new casinos in the Phoenix metro area under a new gaming compact negotiated by tribal leaders and Gov. Doug Ducey.

Ducey and tribal leaders signed the compact at a ceremony at the Heard Museum in Phoenix on Thursday. The new agreement

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Making a Living at Financial Domination Online

“As a sub, I have this need, this fetish, to hand over everything,” said R.J., who is gay and single, and estimated that he has spent more than $150,000 on dozens of cash masters since he started. “It’s this feeling of giving up complete control, of someone having ownership over you. I find that really arousing.”

The feeling is echoed by other financial submissives. “This idea of giving their money away, and not knowing what’s going to happen — it’s the ultimate surrender of power, and it’s very liberating for them,” said Dr. Hammack, the psychology professor.

Dr. Hammack said

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What Are Neopronouns? – The New York Times

A personal pronoun is a form of speech that stands in for a person or group of people. She is having opinions online; they are fighting in the comments; and, of course, as in the Prince song made famous by Sinead O’Connor, “Nothing Compares 2 U.”

Nonbinary pronouns, as well — often the singular “they” and “them” — have become widespread. A 2019 Pew Research study found already that one in five Americans knew someone who uses nonbinary pronouns.

And then there are neopronouns.

A neopronoun can be a word a created to serve as pronoun without expressing gender,

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Why Did Rich People Leave New York City During the Pandemic?

Invariably, there are going to be complaints about the return of those who bring an end to all of that.

Cheryl Dunn, 60, a photographer and documentary filmmaker, described the Lower East Side as having been transformed by a sense of community. “You go in a shop and people have time to have a conversation,” she said. “Maybe they’re starving for it, but it feels like a little village in a way it never did a year ago. There’s an energy. ‘I’m here, you’re here, we’re not tourists, we’re part of this community.’”

Mr. Moss of Vanishing

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