"The idea of doing a story about a bunch of kids now making a movie on an iPhone has no interest for me whatsoever," Abrams declares. "Part of this was about an era where, if you were that age, making movies, you were an oddball. Not every kid had a camera the way they do now, on their phone. It meant effort, because you had to consider: 'Well, I only have so much film, so what am I gonna film?' You couldn't just record over it. You had to make a choice. … [Read more...] about JJ Abrams: ‘I called Spielberg and he said yes’
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'We are willing to do a smaller deal,' Mnuchin said. 'We have been willing to do a short term expansion on the enhanced unemployment we've been willing to do a short term extension on other issues while we're negotiating. We are very concerned that these issues exist and we want solutions.' … [Read more...] about Donald Trump vows to extend unemployment benefits until 2021, suspend months of payroll taxes and student loan payments and blasts Democrats for holding COVID relief ‘hostage’ after Congress’ stimulus talks collapsed
Seeking to show whether a given shot is a good chance, whether it should have gone in, xG is one of many metrics used in football analytics. It is, however, the first to move into the mainstream. It’s featured (after the corner count) on Match of the Day, it pops up in analysis articles and is widespread on Twitter. It has also become a focal point in the debate about how far the magic of football can be distilled into numerical form. So when an xG league table looks so far off the real thing, people start asking questions. … [Read more...] about ‘It’s beyond the model’: have Liverpool exposed the limits of xG?