Outside NJPAC, I cross Military Park and loop left towards the commercial district. On Market Street, the shops trade in wigs and weaves and discount items. Vendors sell bundles of sweet-smelling incense. The businesses here cater to the working-class poor and the barely-getting-by. The Dollar Store sits next to the Famous Dollar store, which in turn sits across the street from the Family Dollar shop. The latter, I notice, occupies the ground floor of the old Bamberger’s department store, where the youthful Philip Roth once served on the jewellery counter. Roth fled the city years ago, although it might be argued that he never truly escaped it. Newark would go on to dominate his novels, usually cast in the role of a lost, lamented Eden. Abandoned by its Jewish citizens, the place had become a battleground. It was torn between a corrupt white establishment and an oppressed black underclass. … [Read more...] about Wherever American cities are going, the battle will be won or lost in Newark, not New York
Dock worker Hamad Said Al Rawahi says he considered leaving Duqm soon after he arrived as there was nothing to do or see. Now there are new streets and two hotels The project is the latest of a long line of plans stretching back to the 1980s aimed at developing and populating barren parts of Oman. Around 70% of the country’s population resides within a thin 150-mile-long coastal strip in the north near Muscat. The government now sees its hundreds of miles of unused coastline as full of economic potential. … [Read more...] about ‘Five years ago there was nothing’: inside Duqm, the city rising from the sand
It is just over a year since Erling Braut Haaland moved from Molde to Red Bull Salzburg and now he is breaking records in the Champions League for Borussia Dortmund. He is an example of how quickly players can establish themselves, going in a matter of months from obscurity in Norway to playing at the highest level for a major club in a top-five league and breaking into his national side. Time passes quickly in football and in two years reputations can be built or destroyed. … [Read more...] about Time passes fast in football, so will Manchester City players want to stay?
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The reality is that the process, as it goes on appeal to Cas, has become political for the first time. Ceferin and his officials have responsibility for the case. When the IC decided to charge City, under the CFCB system the AC could not make a settlement; it had to hear the charges and decide whether they were proven. The AC members who did find City guilty of “serious breaches” and imposed the severe sanction are very experienced European lawyers, of a similar seniority to any who will sit at Cas. … [Read more...] about Manchester City offer an olive branch now Uefa holds all the power