10 months agoSevilla ready bid for Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Sevilla ready bid for Chelsea striker Alvaro Morataby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveSevilla are ready to bid for Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata.The Mirror says Sevilla sporting director Joaquin Caparros has sounded out Morata’s representatives and they are trying to persuade Chelsea to do a deal this month.The Spanish club are offering a loan deal worth £5m until the summer when they will pay £35m plus add-ons for the Spain international.Morata has become disillusioned at Chelsea after falling out of favour with Maurizio Sarri.But Chelsea are still reluctant to let Morata go without strengthening their own squad first. last_img

a month ago​Van Dijk full of praise for Liverpool teammate Matip

first_img​Van Dijk full of praise for Liverpool teammate Matipby Ansser Sadiqa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool defender Virgil Van Dijk singled out his Reds colleague Joel Matip for praise.The Netherlands and Reds centre-back was up for the FIFA Best Player award.Despite losing out to Lionel Messi, Van Dijk was honoured to be among the final three.And he believes that playing next to a player of Matip’s quality certainly helps him show his best qualities.He said to his club’s official website: “We call him Matop because he was that good yesterday!”We need everyone, that’s the message everyone knows in the team. Yesterday he was outstanding, as were all the players. It was a massive win. We do it all together.”In this vote, the country plays a part as well and I’m very proud that things have been going well at Liverpool and in our country things have been going in the right direction too.”We have to all keep it going, that’s the only way forward.” About the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Womens Basketball Strong third quarter pushes No 16 Ohio State to 8869

Ohio State senior guard Kelsey Mitchell (3) dribbles past defenders in the second quarter against Michigan State on Jan. 27 at the Schottenstein Center. The Buckeyes beat the Spartans 78-62. Credit: Alyssia Graves | Assistant Sports DirectorAfter coming off of a brutal loss in which Ohio State let South Florida junior guard Kitija Laksa drop 41 points on it in an 84-65 loss, the team’s main focus was to bounce back — and bounce back it did.No. 16 Ohio State (21-6, 10-3 Big Ten) went on the road and beat Illinois (9-18, 0-13 Big Ten) by a commanding score of 88-69. The Buckeyes received a lot of production from senior guard Kelsey Mitchell and redshirt senior Linnae Harper. Mitchell finished with 28 points, while Harper added a double-double with 20 points and 11 rebounds.Ohio State’s strong third quarter proved to be the difference maker. After a rough end to the first quarter and strong second quarter, Ohio State finished the third quarter outscoring Illinois 28-15. Heading into the fourth quarter, Mitchell had 21 points with the Buckeyes up 66-48.The Buckeyes came out of the gates strong, quickly jumping out to a 13-4 lead to start the first quarter thanks to a couple of Mitchell 3-pointers. That lead quickly disappeared when Illinois closed out the quarter on a 17-3 run to take a 21-16 lead after one quarter. The Buckeyes again jumped out to a strong start in the second quarter to regain a double-digit lead. However, Illinois clawed its way back into the quarter and made its halftime deficit a manageable seven points, 38-31. Ohio State’s lead at the break would have been larger had Illinois junior forward Alex Wittinger been held in check. Heading into the second half, Wittinger had 18 points on 8-for-13 shooting with eight rebounds. Wittinger finished with a double-double, 30 points and 16 rebounds.After the third quarter, the Buckeyes cruised the rest of the way. Illinois trailed significantly while Mitchell continued to drain basket after basket in the fourth. After going down 21-16, the Buckeyes outscored Illinois 67-53 the rest of the way.With three games remaining in conference play, Ohio State will look to close out the regular season strong heading into the Big Ten Tournament. It returns home to face Purdue for Senior Night at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Schottenstein Center. read more

Womens Lacrosse Late push not enough for Ohio State in 1712 loss

Ohio State then-junior attack Molly Wood races up field against Penn State on April 12, 2016 at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. Credit: Courtesy of OSU AthleticsDespite an effort to make a comeback one game after dropping a road contest to Jacksonville, the Ohio State women’s lacrosse team fell to Cincinnati 17-12 Monday night. The Buckeyes (1-3) rallied late to close Cincinnati’s (3-1) lead, but the deficit was too big for Ohio State to overcome. Cincinnati went on a 4-0 run early in the second half to lead Ohio State by seven points. The Bearcats maintained the pace throughout the half to give the team its first home win of the season.Senior midfielder Katie Burgee and sophomore midfielder Liza Hernandez both scored for Ohio State 14 seconds apart with under two minutes left in the second half to make it 17-12. Despite the effort, it was too late for the Buckeyes to come back. Ohio State senior Molly Wood led the team with four goals. Hernandez, one of the team’s leading scorers, only had one goal and two assists. Junior midfielder Bailey Parrott had two goals for Ohio State and forced two turnovers. Cincinnati held an advantage in draw controls, free position shots and saves. The Buckeyes had six saves compared to the Bearcats’ 11. The Bearcats set the tone by going on a 4-0 run five minutes into the first half. Sophomore midfielder McKenna Rushford led Cincinnati with six goals, tying her career high. Four of her goals came within the first 20 minutes of the game. Parrot tied the game four minutes into the first half, but the Buckeyes failed to keep up with the Bearcats and could not remain close enough to take a lead. Ohio State will have 10 days to rally before taking on Binghamton at 4 p.m. March 9. read more

Review England – Belgium

first_imgWith a moment of individual brilliance, Adnan Januzaj gave Belgium a 1-0 victory and the first place in Group G.The final two matches of the group stage are soon upon us…Here are the teams for #ENGBEL!#ENG #BEL pic.twitter.com/rvom0sQ4Ru— FIFA World Cup (@FIFAWorldCup) June 28, 2018Januzaj tips United to return to the top Obinna Echi – November 14, 2018 Adnan Januzaj has backed his former club Manchester United to start challenging for the Premier League title soon.Januzaj believes United need to make the…Even though first place was up for grabs, both Gareth Southgate and Roberto Martinez decided to make multiple changes to their starting lineups today in Kaliningrad. There was no Harry Kane, no Eden Hazard, no Romelu Lukaku and no Kevin De Bruyne. The lack of star power didn’t mean the fans weren’t still hoping to see an entertaining encounter.A defensive lapse allowed England to have a moment in the opening two minutes that ended with Courtois blocking a cross before it came to Jamie Vardy. Youri Tielemans blasted a long-distance strike in the 7th minute, catching Jordan Pickford a bit asleep. Luckily for England’s goalkeeper, the shot was in the middle of the net, so he made the save. A couple of minutes later, Adnan Januzaj made a few dribbles and then lobbed a cross that came to Mitchy Bashuayi. He headed the ball back towards the central area in front of Pickford and even though there wasn’t a distinct shot, the ball rolled towards the goal line before Gary Cahill cleared it just before it went in.Tielemans received the game’s first yellow card. In this contest, cards were particularly important, as they could determine the final standings in case of a draw. With this card, Belgium had two more than England overall. Another foul on Danny Rose earned Belgium’s second booking. This time the guilty party was Leander Dendoncker. Whistles were coming from all over the stadium. The fans weren’t happy. The Belgian defensive trio was passing the ball among each other, while the English players refused to press. It was more than obvious both teams were satisfied with the current situation.Gareth Southgate decided to save his main defender’s energy and replaced John Stones with Harry Maguire at the half. In the 51st minute, Adnan Januzaj’s individual brilliance gave The Red Devils a 1-0 advantage. He dummied Danny Rose and then curled a beautiful left-footed shot, leaving Pickford with no choice but to take the ball out of his net. Belgium took over first spot in Group G with the goal. Later on, Thomas Vermaelen suffered a cut on his eyebrow after an aerial duel with Jamie Vardy. Marcus Rashford missed from an ideal one-on-one situation with the goalkeeper in the 66th minute. What a miss! Courtois got a touch on the ball, but it doesn’t change the fact that if Rashford wants to be considered as a starter, he must not miss those types of opportunities.Roberto Martinez decided to give the recently recovered Vincent Kompany a run, taking off Vermaelen to make place for the experienced center back. The next swap was Danny Welbeck for Trent Alexander-Arnold, signalling a wish to tie the game. Although, based on the play, that wish was really weak. On the other hand, why would England try to earn a draw? Losing this match meant a meeting with Colombia (possibly without James Rodriguez) in the Round of 16 and then (potentially) either Switzerland or Sweden in the quarter-finals. It also meant avoiding Brazil, as well as the other superpowers in the top part of the draw. Pickford saved Dries Mertens’ effort in the 89th minute. Marouane Fellaini missed in the 92nd minute and that was it. Belgium won for the third time in three matches, finished first with 9 points and will meet Japan next.last_img read more

Arthur to join Barcelona this summer

first_imgBrazilian midfielder Arthur confirms Barcelona transfer ahead of the 2018-19 season.The Gremio star was expected to join the Catalan club in January of 2019 but the two clubs are believed to be working on a deal that could see the midfielder move to Spain this summer.Both clubs agreed on a £35million transfer in March of 2018 that would see the 21-year-old Brazilian join Barcelona in January 2019 but the Catalans want the player in their team this summer.With the departure of Andres Iniesta, the club want the former U-20 Brazilian midfielder to beef up the number of midfielders in the club. Arthur has already announced he’s leaving the Brazilian club this summer.David Villa, SpainQuiz: How much do you know about David Villa? Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to test your knowledge about Spanish legendary forward David Villa.“I wanted to go out in a press conference for the love I have for the Gremio fans,” Arthur said, as reported by As.“I have a chance to fulfil a dream and I have to thank Barcelona for this opportunity. This isn’t goodbye as I hope I can come back to this club someday.”“Barce asked to arrive this summer and I really couldn’t turn down the chance to move to my dream club in earnest.”A deal is expected to be finalised this weekend, as confirmed by Gremio Sporting Director Andre Zanotta.last_img read more

Sergio Romero expects OShea to receive a positive reception from fans

first_imgMan Utd goalkeeper Sergio Romero feels that former Reds player John O’Shea will receive a positive reception from the United fans on Saturday.Manchester United face Reading FC on Saturday for their third round of Emirates FA Cup and Romero believes that when O’Shea steps onto the Old Trafford turf on Saturday, he shall receive a great ovation.He adds that any player that has sacrificed their all for the shirt should receive a strong welcome.“Of course, John O’Shea will get a welcome back. He clearly deserves it,” Romero said via Manchester United official website.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“It’s the same for all good players who put in 100 percent performances time and time again at United. There is no other way and I would expect them to give him a warm welcome back, to give him something back after all he contributed to the club’s history.”When a player gives 100 percent, they get it back from the fans.“last_img read more

Models show injecting aerosols into the atmosphere to prevent hurricanes possibly feasible

first_img(Phys.org)—An international team of Earth scientists has used eight Earth system model simulations of climate under the Geoengineering Model Intercomparison Project to predict the change in the number of hurricanes and other types of tropical storms that would occur over the next fifty years if sulfate aerosols were injected into the atmosphere to mitigate the impact of global warming. In their paper published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the researchers describe the models and what they showed and suggest that such injections if done on a massive scale, might prove moderately effective—though they note that a different type of aerosol would have to be used to prevent harm to the ozone layer. As the planet keeps warming and efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions enough to make a difference fail, scientist have begun turning to other ways to mitigate problems in the future related to warmer temperatures and higher ocean levels, such as an increase in the number and intensity of hurricanes. One such technique that has been discussed in public forums, is injecting aerosols into the atmosphere in areas where tropical storms form—the shadowing effect would cool the air above the ocean preventing such storms from forming. In this new effort, the researchers used standard oceanographic models to attempt to learn whether such a technique might be viable.After inputting data meant to model an injection of sulfate aerosols over the next 50 years, in two different ways, the researchers found that the idea would likely work, but not as well as might be expected. The first modeled the impact of a volcano eruption-sized amount of aerosol injection while the second sought to mimic an increase in injection amounts to match the projected increase of greenhouse gas emissions. Because the second approach appeared to be the more likely outcome in real life, the researchers used that model to make their predictions. They found that if approximately 10 billion tons of such aerosols were pumped into the atmosphere annually, the result would be a halving of Katrina-sized hurricanes over the next half century. They equate it to mimicking a Pinatubo-sized eruption every two years—something they describe as very expensive, but doable.Of course, they note, there is no chance that such injections will begin anytime soon, because injecting that much sulfate aerosols into the atmosphere would destroy the ozone layer. But, their findings do suggest that if another, safer aerosol could be found, such a technique might prove viable. © 2015 Phys.org Hurricane Isabel (2003) as seen from orbit during Expedition 7 of the International Space Station. Credit: NASA Explore further Researchers find unintended consequences of geoengineering to slow climate changecenter_img Journal information: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences More information: John C. Moore et al. Atlantic hurricane surge response to geoengineering, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (2015). DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1510530112AbstractDevastating floods due to Atlantic hurricanes are relatively rare events. However, the frequency of the most intense storms is likely to increase with rises in sea surface temperatures. Geoengineering by stratospheric sulfate aerosol injection cools the tropics relative to the polar regions, including the hurricane Main Development Region in the Atlantic, suggesting that geoengineering may mitigate hurricanes. We examine this hypothesis using eight earth system model simulations of climate under the Geoengineering Model Intercomparison Project (GeoMIP) G3 and G4 schemes that use stratospheric aerosols to reduce the radiative forcing under the Representative Concentration Pathway (RCP) 4.5 scenario. Global mean temperature increases are greatly ameliorated by geoengineering, and tropical temperature increases are at most half of those temperature increases in the RCP4.5. However, sulfate injection would have to double (to nearly 10 teragrams of SO2 per year) between 2020 and 2070 to balance the RCP4.5, approximately the equivalent of a 1991 Pinatubo eruption every 2 y, with consequent implications for stratospheric ozone. We project changes in storm frequencies using a temperature-dependent generalized extreme value statistical model calibrated by historical storm surges and observed temperatures since 1923. The number of storm surge events as big as the one caused by the 2005 Katrina hurricane are reduced by about 50% compared with no geoengineering, but this reduction is only marginally statistically significant. Nevertheless, when sea level rise differences in 2070 between the RCP4.5 and geoengineering are factored into coastal flood risk, we find that expected flood levels are reduced by about 40 cm for 5-y events and about halved for 50-y surges. Citation: Models show injecting aerosols into the atmosphere to prevent hurricanes possibly feasible (2015, October 27) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2015-10-aerosols-atmosphere-hurricanes-possibly-feasible.html This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

Spreading Gandhis message of peace

first_imgCommemorating the 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi and highlighting his principles of non-violence and peace, the Lalit Kala Akademi(LKA) has been organising various theme-based art events since October 2018. And recently, it organised an art show titled ‘Mahatma Gandhi and World Peace’.The show will be on view for the public until February 12 at the Lalit Kala Akademi Art Galleries of Rabindra Bhawan, New Delhi. Artists participating in the art show include Deepak Shinde, Anil Nayak, Chandrakant Change, Paul Koli and Srikant Jadhav, to name a few. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfDr Mahesh Sharma, Cultural Minister, who was invited as the chief guest, inaugurated the show in the gracious presence of Uttam Pacharne, Lalit Kala Akademi Chairman; Nirupama Kotru, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Culture along with Rajan Shripad Fulari, Secretary, LKA. Dean Vishwanath Sabale, Professor Mariti Shelke; Professor Shashikant Gorakhe from Sir JJ School of Arts, art lovers and critics. In the program, Chairman Uttam Pacharne talked about Ram V Sutar’s statues of Gandhi and also, felicitated him with a shawl. The show has been organised in association with Sir J J School of Art, Mumbai. Over 75 artworks by the same number of artists have been put on display in this exhibition. The artists have shown their creative perspectives and thoughts about Gandhiji and World Peace. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveInaugurating the exhibition, Dr Mahesh Sharma appreciated the initiatives of the Akademi in conveying the message of peace among new generation. “Gandhiji has contributed a lot in the upliftment of the people throughout the world and has influenced a lot in each and every perspective. We will keep on celebrating many such inspirational personalities. I congratulate Lalit Kala Akademi for organising such a beautiful exhibition on Gandhiji.” Addressing the audience at the event, Uttam Pacharne, Chairman, Lalit Kala Akademi, reiterated the glorious journey of Mahatma Gandhi towards his strong principles of non-violence and his teachings of achieving world peace. He said, “We’ve all known the struggle of Independence of the great men who spent their whole lives conveying the message of peace. Let’s remember them and follow on with their ideologies.” Ram V Sutar, who was the Guest of Honour said that he has always been inspired by Gandhiji’s principles, in 1948 he got his first chance to sculpt his statue. After that, he made many statues of the national figure. Congratulating LKA for the initiative, he said: “I congratulate Lalit Kala Akademi for organising such an exhibition.” On this occasion, the catalogue of Winter Show which was organised by the Akademi was also launched. Many art lovers attended the event.”last_img read more

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S. where ivory consumers may not realize the material in their trinkets firearm embellishments and even piano keys was harvested from a dead elephant Witney points to the South African Peace Parks Foundation as one organization doing powerful work on awareness The foundation recently ran an essay competition in Vietnamese schools with the winning students flown to wilderness reserves in southern Africa to learn about conservation issues By many estimates the US is the second biggest consumer of ivory in the world Educating yourself and helping friends and family gain that same perspective is key to long-term change Telecky said 2 Make Your Voice Heard As part of the anti-poaching fight HSI and the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) have teamed up on a petition supporting a policy proposed by President Obama earlier this summer that would ban the interstate sale of most ivory as well as ivory imports That rule would align with a proposal by the US Department of the Interior to name the African elephant a "threatened species" severely restricting imports of materials associated with the animals hunting The department is now holding a 60-day comment period during which members of the public can make arguments to sway the results of its final ruling on the subject The HSI-WCS petition will be presented in September to support the bid to make the "threatened" designation permanent Care about ivory trade and elephant poaching Your signature has weight HSI is also circulating a petition to support endangered-species status for the African lion which would result in similar restrictions for lion trophies as those suggested for ivory Telecky told TIME she hopes the designation would "drastically curtail" lion trophy hunting 3 Visit "This is the frontline where the war is being fought and tourists who get here are like eyes and ears against the enemy" ex-ranger and eco-travel promoter Mark Butcher told the Guardian in 2014 Many safari companies participate in anti-poaching efforts both out of vested interest in a continuing local animal population and out of moral obligation anti-poaching activists say Some lodges allow guests to help with day-to-day activities and put a portion of proceeds toward their anti-poaching work If youre going on vacation spending your money with such organizations is one way to contribute indirectly to the cause But Witney whose organization puts what he says is "quite a large portion" of their proceeds into the trust used for the parks it cares for stresses the importance of common sense and careful selection as some groups might misrepresent their intentions 4 Volunteer Hundreds of organizations work on all sides of the poaching crisis and some accept volunteers For example the International Anti-Poaching Foundation (IAPF) one of the most extensive anti-poaching initiatives in southern Africa allows volunteers to undergo training and spend a minimum of two weeks with IAPF rangers going on patrol Its not an experience free of risk but if youre looking for a hands-on way to help CEO and founder Damien Mander told TIME that his organization particularly looks especially for volunteers with special skills like paramedics and teachers 5 Donate Some anti-poaching organizations accept material donations IAPFs wish list for example includes camera equipment Leatherman multi-tools first-aid supplies and handheld GPS devices among other items Still Mander said that old-fashioned monetary donations are most useful for organizations like his Both he and Witney encourage would-be philanthropists to research organizations carefully But in the right hands money can go far funding what activists say is the most effective method of fighting poaching: people "Anti-poaching is 90% managing people" Mander told TIME because the most effective anti-poaching organizations tap into local expertise Your donations mean hiring more rangers who can as Mander put it "follow tracks of a poacher at running speed the same way you would read an article in a newspaper” Contact us at editors@timecomHorses spuds and warriors: What this year’s Oscars say about America Oliver Munday for timemoviesWhat This Year’s Oscars Say About AmericaStephanie ZacharekFeb 11 2016Setting aside which pictures made the most at the worldwide box office in 2015–Star Wars: The Force Awakens Jurassic World Furious 7 in that order–how does the American movie industry want to be perceived That’s what the Academy Awards ceremony a purely American product itself is all about In recent years Hollywood has reaped epic riches from fantasy-action films and comic-book movies but this year’s eight Best Picture nominees–ostensibly a short list of the best showbiz has to offer–represent something beyond money They’re about the export of a notion a platonic salesmanship of that most American of products: the Hollywood prestige movieRelatedmoviesNew Toy ‘Forky’ Causes Total Chaos in First Toy Story 4 TrailermoviesNew Toy ‘Forky’ Causes Total Chaos in First Toy Story 4 TrailerWhat image is the Academy peddling this year and what does that say about us right now It’s not surprising that if you include The Martian (and you should) three of this year’s Best Picture nominees are westerns that most staunchly American mode of storytelling In The Martian Matt Damon plays an astronaut–an explorer of new frontiers that just happen to be in space–stranded in a desertlike wilderness after being left for dead by his comrades In The Revenant Leonardo DiCaprio’s beleaguered trapper guide is also left for dead only here on Earth along the banks of the Missouri River in what is now South Dakota Both Damon (alone with the stars) and DiCaprio (alone in the West) are solitary heroes right out of Dick Burnett’s folk ballad "Man of Constant Sorrow"–"For in this world I’m bound to ramble/I have no friends to help me now"–and their isolation kicks their American ingenuity into overdrive: Damon figures out how to grow potatoes on a waterless planet DiCaprio scoops out the innards of a dead horse to fashion a sleeping cave You can’t get much more ingenious than thatMad Max: Fury Road the third western isn’t purely American–even though it’s a product of Hollywood it was made by an Australian George Miller–but of the three it’s most in step with shifting American values when it comes to gender parity Miller’s most memorable character isn’t Tom Hardy’s Max but Charlize Theron’s Furiosa a warrior rebel obsessed with leading a group of enslaved women to safety Miller doesn’t have to oversell Furiosa’s fearlessness–it’s as much a part of her as her missing arm a ghost limb whose presence is felt but not visible Yet there’s also something modest about Furiosa She accomplishes twice as much as any of the male characters do without thinking twice–she’s a working-mom-style action hero And even though watching her is pure pleasure like John Wayne in Howard Hawks’ Rio Bravo she’s still more a get-it-done heroine than a look-at-me one What kind of future is Furiosa pointing toward It took America some 220 years to be ready for a black President; is it finally ready for a woman to lead the countryThe Academy made up of many old people many male people and as we’ve become painfully aware many white people has great fondness for tradition–and there’s nothing wrong with that as long as it’s balanced by an openness to new things Bridge of Spies and Spotlight represent a kind of old-fashioned Hollywood filmmaking geared toward adults that’s becoming increasingly scarce in a movie landscape thick with pictures based on superheroes These movies generally don’t make tons of money Oscar season is perhaps the chief reason they exist These are the prestige choices the ones that show the Academy has class (Charmingly the movie industry still seems to carry at least the ghost of a chip on its shoulder left over from early days when Hollywood filmmakers were considered West Coast rubes inferior to East Coast sophisticates) The Academy honors filmmaking tradition in other ways too: Room and Brooklyn are two examples of the little American indie that could pictures made on a relative shoestring that strike a chord with audiences And Spotlight and The Big Short riff on the great American muckraking tradition Hollywood so often maligned by the right for its liberalism sometimes doesn’t seem liberal enough but once in a while we’re reminded that it occasionally takes great pleasure in rattling the cagesWhich is part of the reason it has been so agonizing to watch Hollywood crawl halfheartedly in the direction of change rather than rush toward it when it comes to race If the Academy were a cooler hipper smarter bunch–and let’s not even say a more diversified one because being white is no excuse for having bad taste–Chi-Raq Spike Lee’s timely raucous reimagining of Lysistrata might have been among the Best Picture nominees But even the Academy we have now should have sparked to the of-the-minute exuberance of Ryan Coogler’s Rocky-franchise reboot CreedCreed is beautifully made (by a smart dynamic young African-American filmmaker) and wonderfully acted (not just by Sylvester Stallone but also by its charismatic perceptive lead actor Michael B Jordan) It also dazzled audiences–the story is a classic underdog saga revitalized for modern moviegoers Had Creed been a Best Picture nominee it would have been the one to say the most about where our country is now in terms of how American cities look–it’s set in an untouristy Philadelphia vital but still rough around the edges–and of who actually lives in them Creed also happened to be released in a year when–sadly because it had to–#BlackLivesMatter became an even larger and more significant forceAnd so the absence of a single movie from the Best Picture nomination list tells us more about the Academy’s view of America than the movies that are actually on it Creed is the most American–in the true civic sense not in any partisan flag-waving sense–of all American movies made this year Coogler built a city of brotherly love big enough for all of us It’s where we should all want to liveIDEAS The Aspen Institute is an educational and policy studies organization based in Washington DC 1 A little bribery might actually be a good thing By Jan Hanousek and Anna Kochanova at the Centre for Economic Policy Research 2 Remember the rover that was supposed to last three months on Mars It just logged day 4000 By A J S Rayl at the Planetary Society 3 What if there was a step between renting and owning By Brett Theodos and Rob Pitingolo at the Urban Institute 4 Heres the unexpected reason college tuition has skyrocketed By Paul F Campos in the New York Times 5 Are small businesses being overlooked in the fight against poverty By Randall Kempner in the Guardian The Aspen Institute is an educational and policy studies organization based in Washington DC Contact us at editors@timecom IDEAS TIME Ideas hosts the world’s leading voices providing commentary on 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a claim rejected by the current sheriff. "The third-party vendor has to be good all the time, Clark.com. Landrys mother filed a lawsuit against the school district on her daughters behalf, you can simply look at the ice in your freezer to see if it melted and refroze together. Nicholson. read more