POINT & SHOOT

first_img ×  1 / 5  Giselle Quinones  2 / 5    3 / 5    4 / 5    5 / 5  ❮ ❯ Email your Hoboken photos to [email protected] Be sure to write “Point & Shoot” in the subject line. Stroll along Court Street and step back in timeImages by tbishphotocenter_img 1 / 5  Giselle Quinones  2 / 5    3 / 5    4 / 5    5 / 5  ❮ ❯last_img

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On the beat: NBA Draft preview and a look ahead to the 2016-17 Syracuse basketball season

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on June 18, 2016 at 9:08 am Syracuse is losing its two highest scorers to the NBA on Thursday. Both Malachi Richardson and Michael Gbinije are expected to go in the first two rounds, and present different question marks to prospective teams.In the latest installment of the On The Beat podcast, The Daily Orange’s men’s basketball beat writers Connor Grossman, Matt Schneidman and Paul Schwedelson briefly examine how each player stacks up in the draft, and offer a look ahead to next season.Does transfer John Gillon start over Frank Howard? How will Jim Boeheim split playing time between big men Dajuan Coleman and Paschal Chukwu? What’s going on with four-star forward Taurean Thompson’s recruitment?Answers to these questions and more, below:AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Commentslast_img read more

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Messi: Barcelona not used to losing

first_imgLionel Messi says Barcelona are not used to receiving such negative press, following disappointing defeats to AC Milan and Real Madrid in the last fortnight.Speaking about the 3-1 defeat to Madrid at Camp Nou on Tuesday, Messi admitted that the squad are struggling to come to terms with the result, especially as it came so soon after the 2-0 defeat to AC Milan at San Siro a week prior.“We are not used to dealing with a situation like the one we are going through at the moment,” Messi wrote on his Chinese social media Weibo profile.Despite the negative reaction to Blaugrana’s recent performances, Messi says he has no doubt in his mind that both he and his teammates will bounce back and produce a response when they face Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu on Saturday.“I have a lot of faith that this group will keep moving forward,” the Argentine added.Messi has been singled out for criticism by some for his subdued performances in both games, but rumours that he was not 100 per cent gathered pace when the Argentine missed training on Wednesday due to a fever.last_img read more

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The peculiar reason everything (yes, everything) is on the line for the 49ers in New Orleans

first_imgThat game, … Thanks to Russell Wilson’s greatness and Lamar Jackson’s brilliance in the option game, the 49ers are the No. 5 seed in the NFC playoff picture as they finish a historically tough three-game stretch Sunday in New Orleans.And in that game, everything is on the line for San Francisco.And no, I’m not being hysterical.Since the loss to the Seahawks on Monday Night Football, everything in the 49ers season has seemingly pointed towards the team’s Week 17 rematch in Seattle.last_img read more

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MH370: Dramatic new find may solve mystery

first_imgBlaine Gibson with some debris from MH370 MH370 sleuth and debris hunter Blaine Gibson has recovered from Madagascar what may be the most significant piece of wreckage yet that could tell investigators what happened on board to cause the loss of 239 lives on March 8, 2014.The new pieces, to be given to the Australian Transport Safety Bureau in Canberra, are non-structural and appear to be sections of an internal wall panel which has been burnt, quite likely by a flash fire.They bear a remarkable resemblance to some of the the panelling used in the Boeing 777 Avionics Bay which is located below and behind the cockpit under the main cabin floor.MH370 relatives: Please don’t give up serach MH370 relatives are tormented by speculationThe pieces were found by Milson Tovontsoa, Rija Ravolatra, and Eodia Andriamahery from the town of Saint Luce on the south east coast of Madagascar.Mr Gibson told AirlineRatings.com that he was immediately struck by the significance of the pieces which showed scorch marks and had obviously been exposed to heat.However, he cautioned that the experts at the ATSB needed “to forensically examine the pieces to determine where they came from and what happened to them” before any conclusions could be drawn.Mr Gibson who has found 13 pieces of confirmed or suspected debris from MH370 has become the focus of picking up wreckage.So far 27 pieces have been recovered.Mr Gibson now has an army of followers in a host of west Indian Ocean locations scouring beaches looking for debris.The new find gives investigators and searchers other scenarios for the loss of MH370.Channel 7 Perth’s interview with Blaine Gibson. The most widely held theory has been that the captain took control of the Boeing 777 and flew it to the southern Indian Ocean.However, these new pieces raise other possibilities including cascading failures after a flash fire.But Mr Gibson says that the burn marks may have been from when the aircraft crashed into the Indian Ocean.“The sea is slowly giving up her secrets.“I believe these pieces are extremely important.”Rather than give up the new pieces to the Madagascar authorities, as he has done before, Mr Gibson has brought them to Australia to hand them over directly to the ATSB.“Malaysia is yet to pick up five pieces I found there three months ago,” said Mr Blaine.One of those pieces is a frame for a seat back monitor from a Boeing 777 which would indicate that the plane was involved in a catastrophic impact with the ocean.Read: Malaysia should give up investigation to another countrylast_img read more

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American Sniper’s Editor In Conversation

first_imgClint Eastwood’s Editor, Joel Cox, shares insights from his extensive career.American Sniper, director Clint Eastwood’s latest Oscar contender, was edited by his go-to collaborators Joel Cox and Gary Roach. In this interview with Variety you can get a little glimpse into the film’s break-neck production process and how Clint Eastwood likes to cut his films.Editor Joel Cox In ConversationJoel Cox’s career is nothing short of the American dream. He started in the mailroom of Warner Brothers and worked his way up to be the editor of Hollywood blockbusters like J. Edgar, Prisoners, and American Sniper. In these short interview clips from Cinefii, you can hear a bit more from editor Joel Cox on how he overcame several rejections to finally get his first break in the studio system.If you like these clips you should check out this previous PremiumBeat post on Advice to New Cinematographers.Having edited every Clint Eastwood film since first working with him as an assistant editor on The Outlaw Josey Wales in 1976, their collaboration has spanned nearly 40 years and nearly 29 feature films. In these three interview clips you can find out just what it takes to sustain that kind of working relationship.  What’s encouraging about Joel’s story is that it shows that if you know your stuff and work hard, you can get career-making breaks. He [Clint] says I want to get away from it (the current cut) and come back in a week or so and look at it, and get a different feeling on it. If I sit there and do it day after day after day, I’m going to hurt that film, because I’m going to make changes because I subconsciously know everything, and I’ll make changes I don’t really want to make, and it will really be a mistake for the film.If you want to hear the full 17 minute interview check out the video below.Finally to round out this Joel Cox interview fest,  film critic Scott Birmingham chats with Joel on some similar topics such as his starting his career, his first film working with Eastwood, what it’s like to work with Eastwood in the cutting room, and then moves in to talking about Million Dollar Baby and what it’s like to be nominated for an Academy Award. What’s great about Joel’s perspective is that he believes “if you’re nominated for an award, you have won – just by getting into the final short-list.” Which is a very refreshing perspective to have!What did you think of the editing in American Sniper? Share in the comments below.last_img read more

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How to Not Give Up on Yourself

first_imgIf what you want wasn’t difficult to achieve or obtain, it most likely wouldn’t be worth wanting in the first place. If it wasn’t going to take more effort over more time than you believed necessary, and if it didn’t require you to become something more than you are now, there would be no sense of accomplishment for having achieved it. Here is how to not to give up on yourself when things are not what you want them to be.How You Frame FailureThere is this old saw about Edison saying something about not failing to make an electric light bulb but discovering 10,000 ways not to create one. Eventually, he succeeded. Edison’s view suggests a very particular framing of his experience. What someone else might have framed as a failure, he framed as progress. His team was eliminating things that didn’t work with the firm belief that they would eventually find a way.You must provide the right frame when you fail. The negative frame that would cause you to give up would be to use failure as your identity: “I am a failure.” Holding the belief that the events one might describe as “having failed” is the identity “failure” will surely prevent you from exerting yourself in obtaining what you want. The positive frame that is available to you is “failing is feedback” (i.e., Edison). You have discovered what doesn’t work. Now you have to do the work of making adjustments to your strategies—and most likely, your beliefs.The right frame will give you a better, more empowered view — the exact frame you need to not give up on yourself—or what you want.Avoiding Logical FallaciesYour mind is a tricky thing. It’s kind of like your over-protective Mom (something mine was not); it tries to protect your ego. In doing so, it uses logical fallacies.Fundamental Attribution Error: One of the ways your mind protects your ego is by attributing the cause of your failures to things external to you; mostly things over which you have no control. It wasn’t that your beliefs and your strategies were wrong and needed adjustment; it was the economy, the government, other people, or fate. It surely wasn’t something like your lack of effort or equally lacking persistence over time.Confirmation Bias: Your mind will work very hard to find evidence to confirm what you already believe. When you identify an external factor as the root cause of your failure, absolving yourself of responsibility, you will see all kinds of evidence to support your case, avoiding and evidence to the contrary, no matter how convincing.Narrative Bias: When you choose a negative frame, you tell a story that eliminates anything inconvenient to the lesson you believe the story provides you. Your mind leaves out the parts of the story where you miscalculated the effort or time it would take to produce the result you want. It leaves out the part of the story where you gave up too soon, preferring a story that said you did your best, failed, and gave up. The narrative proofs it wasn’t your fault.Negativity Bias: The negative intensity of experiences has a more significant effect on one’s psychological state than positive experiences. Failing doesn’t feel particularly feel good, nor is it supposed to. But the intensity is found in the frame you use, what you believe failure means. Is it your identity, or is it feedback? Does it make you give up on yourself, or does it inform your next attempt?If you want to quit, your mind will do everything in its power to support you in that decision, preferring you don’t feel any pain and protecting your ego. Your awareness that the voice in your head is not your own should prevent you from taking its advice when it suggests you quit.Now that you know this is your mind’s attempt to protect you from feeling bad, you can choose to live without the untrue rationalizations and get after it.Patient Persistence in All ThingsAnything worth having is going to require effort and time — more effort than you believed necessary at the beginning. And more time than you think reasonable. The people who obtain the things they want put forth more effort than those who don’t produce that same result. Those who succeed keep at it after most people quit.We live in a culture where we are sold the belief that we should have what we want now. We should not have to wait, nor should we have to work hard. In America, this is our birthright (I have done no research, but I have difficulty believing that any other country could have invented the drive-through window and fast food). Now people are working on drones to deliver what we want to our front doors every faster.Anything worth acquiring isn’t something you can purchase through a drive-through window. Nor is it something you can expect to create in a short time. What you want is worth waiting for.What You Are BecomingLet me never be caught suggesting to you that the journey matters more than the destination. One should not quit on one’s goals, especially those that matter most. The destination is important. But when you reflect on some achievement, you recognize the value of the journey.Why did you have to grow? You had to grow because you were not capable of overcoming some obstacle the first time you encountered it. You had to change. You may have had to change your very identity and become the version of you that comes after this one.You have to grow big enough to reach your goal. Pursuing it is how you grow. But if you would grow, you cannot give up on yourself.Dissatisfaction as FuelNo one ever accomplished anything by being satisfied. They accomplished something because good enough was no longer good enough. You can be pleased and dissatisfied at the same time (a mindset I would recommend, as you are unlikely to run out of runway).The fact that you are not satisfied is fuel. Use that fuel to continue to pursue what you want. Use it to power through the times when you want to quit, give in, and give up on yourself.There are a lot of things worth quitting. You are not one of them. Essential Reading! Get my first book: The Only Sale Guide You’ll Ever Need “The USA Today bestseller by the star sales speaker and author of The Sales Blog that reveals how all salespeople can attain huge sales success through strategies backed by extensive research and experience.” Buy Nowlast_img read more

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Margaret Atwood takes to Twitter to defend herself after MeToo oped

first_imgMargaret Atwood has taken to Twitter to defend herself after writing a controversial op-ed in which she wondered if she was a “bad feminist” for questioning the tactics of the #MeToo movement.In a piece published Saturday in The Globe and Mail, Atwood called #MeToo “a symptom of a broken legal system”.The op-ed drew sharp criticism from some observers, who were angered by what they saw as a betrayal of feminist values by an author who has long been interested in examining and questioning power structures that subjugate women.She wrote in the piece that women are increasingly using online channels to make accusations of sexual misconduct because the legal system is often ineffective.But she expressed misgivings about the movement going too far, writing of the dangers of “vigilante justice” which she said can turn into “a culturally solidified lynch-mob habit.”The 78-year-old author of “The Handmaid’s Tale”, who is famously active on Twitter, sent out more than 30 tweets on Sunday morning defending the positions she made in the piece.She also tweeted links to two other pieces that questioned #MeToo.One of them, “It’s Time to Resist the Excesses of #MeToo” by Andrew Sullivan in New York Magazine, compares an anonymous crowd-sourced list started by a woman working in media to warn other women about potentially dangerous men to the destructive, career-ending paranoia of the McCarthy era.Some of Atwood’s fans said they were upset by her characterization of #MeToo as a dangerous “witch hunt”, which her piece connects to movements that arose to deal with issues that weren’t being addressed by the legal system and evolved into politically-sanctioned violence, like the early days of the Cosa Nostra mafia and the beheadings during the French Revolution.Many fans were particularly rankled by her linking to the New York article, but Atwood insisted it was an attempt to understand opposing points of view and not an endorsement.Bestselling author Roxane Gay, who published a high-profile essay collection called “Bad Feminist” in 2104 about the nuances of feminist ideology, tweeted about Atwood’s piece, writing “Actually, Margaret…. with all due respect, this isn’t what I meant by Bad Feminist.”Several of Gay’s fans expressed disappointment that Atwood used the term without mentioning Gay, which some characterized as a dismissal of black women’s contributions to feminist discourse.This is not the first time Atwood’s feminist credentials have been questioned, a fact she draws into the argument of her op-ed.In the fall of 2016, she was one of many major Canadian authors who signed an open letter to the University of British Columbia in protest of the university’s handling of complaints of sexual misconduct against creative writing chair Stephen Galloway. The letter characterized the school’s investigation as secretive and unfair. Many of Galloway’s alleged victims and their supporters took issue with the letter’s signatories, who they said took Galloway’s side over that of his accusers.“A fair-minded person would now withhold judgment as to guilt until the report and the evidence are available for us to see,” she writes of the ongoing grievance Galloway’s union has filed against his dismissal from UBC. “My critics … have already made up their minds.”At the end of her piece, Atwood writes that patriarchy depends on keeping women divided against one another, and that women should resist those divisions.“If @MargaretAtwood would like to stop warring amongst women, she should stop declaring war against younger, less powerful women and start listening,” one user responded.Atwood could not immediately be reached for comment.last_img read more

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Shaqiri issues title warning to City

first_imgLiverpool midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri has issued a warning to title rivals Manchester City as both clubs have been neck and neck all season.The Reds supporters are hopeful this will be the year the club will end their Premier League title drought.Liverpool have been in a two-way battle for the league title with Manchester City at the top of the Premier League table.Jurgen Klopp’s men are only two points behind the Premier League champions and are five points ahead of Chelsea.Liverpool have a huge week coming up in the Champions League, as they travel to France to face Paris Saint-Germain in their penultimate group game of the competition but before attention turns to that, the club are basking in the glory of their impressive victory over Watford at Vicarage Road.norwich city, manchester city, premier leagueReport: City are stunned by Norwich George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Manchester City was stunned by Norwich City in todays Premier League clash.Much has been made in recent days of the potential impact of Aymeric…Pep Guardiola’s City are favourites for the title, but Shaqiri thinks the Merseyside club will be there at the end.Standard Sport report he said: “We’re going to be there until the end!“We don’t have to look to Man City.“We just have to look to ourselves. Try to give our good performance on the pitch and win games, that’s the most important thing.”last_img read more

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