New York Launches Loan Program To Help Local Movie Theaters

New York Times Public Editor Questions Al Qaeda Leak Story With ‘Unacceptable’ Headline

Both NFC East squads are riding hearty losing streaks, with the G-Men at 0-4 and Philly 1-3 despite beating the Redskins in Week 1. In fact, dating back to last season, these two teams have lost 17 of their last 22 combined games. They turn it over too often, get beat too often and lack depth on both sides of the ball. Now, they’re both trying to stay afloat in early October. With that said, the winner on Sunday at MetLife Stadium will be alive in the league’s weakest division. The loser can probably start thinking about 2014. Here’s our final preview, along with a prediction. What Philly Must Do to Win, Offensive Edition Just don’t turn it over. The Giants defense is in really bad shape and there should be no issues getting the running game going to take control of this game. Philly just can’t shoot itself in the foot. What PhillyMust Do to Win, Defensive Edition Get pressure on Eli Manning. If New York is going to win, it’ll be through the air. The Giants’ offensive line is a mess, so get after Manning to limit the damage Victor Cruz and Hakeem Nicks are capable of doing to that secondary.

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Andrew Cuomo speaks outside New York City Hall. (Andrew Burton / Getty Images / September 16, 2013) Also By Richard Verrier October 4, 2013, 12:31 p.m. New York state isn’t only providing generous tax breaks to film and TV productions. Now it’s offering low-interest loans to small-town cinemas. Small-town theaters nationwide have been scrambling to convert their theaters to digital because studios are expected to stop delivering film prints in North America as early as this year. To date, 36,105 out 40,045 screens nationwide have installed digital projectors, according to the National Assn. of Theatre Owners. SNEAKS: Movie trailers, full coverage New York state’s digital film conversion loan fund, offered through the North Country Regional Economic Development Council, is intended to help meet the need. Across the Adirondacks, movie theaters have been struggling to take on costly upgrade projects to stay in business, Cuomo said in a statement. Faced with this reality, businesses and community leaders came together through the regional council initiative to create the Digital Film Conversion Loan Fund, which will help small-town cinemas in the North Country modernize their equipment and remain competitive.” The loan is part of a large “Go Digital or Go Dark” campaign, an initiative of the Adirondack North Country Assn. and the Adirondack Film Society that works to ensure the future of small community movie theaters. The organizations have led community fundraising efforts to save 10 theaters in the region. PHOTOS: Fall movie sneaks 2013 In small communities across the region, we still have a number of independent cinemas which are a special part of their downtowns and their quality of life, said Garry Douglas, president of the North Country Chamber of Commerce and co-chair of the North Country Regional Economic Development Council. “Many of these are operated by dedicated owners, committed to their communities. But without some help for these owners in making this very costly conversion, we will lose these community assets forever.” The state’s loan program marks the latest push by New York to support the entertainment industry. Earlier this year, the state extended by five years its film tax-credit program, which awards $420 million annually.

New York Giants vs. Philadelphia Eagles: Preview and Prediction

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officials claim the leak of an intercept between al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri and Yemen-based al Qaeda head Nasir al-Wuhayshi had prompted terrorists to change communications patterns. In early August, the U.S. government took the unprecedented step of closing 19 embassies abroad because of a terrorist threat, a move that set off a media frenzy and raised questions about the specificity of the plot. The Times reported on Aug. 2 that the U.S. had intercepted communications between senior al Qaeda operatives, a story which added to the public’s understanding of the threat. But the Times, like CNN, withheld the names of the al Qaeda leaders at the U.S. government’s request. However, McClatchy revealed the names on Aug. 4, and James Asher, the newspaper chains Washington bureau chief, defended the move. It is not unusual for CNN or the NYT to agree not to publish something because the White House asked them, Asher told HuffPost. And frankly, our democracy isn’t well served when journalists agree to censor their work. Given McClatchys decision to publish the names, some journalists who cover national security saw the Times Monday story as a swipe at a competitor and an attempt to rationalize the papers decision to withhold details because the government had raised national security concerns at the time.

MLS Preview: New York Red Bulls – New England Revolution

The Revs will be hoping for a better outcome than the last time they visited the Red Bulls, back on April 20 when Henry helped rout New England in a 4-1 victory. Both teams have shown improvement since then, with the Red Bulls currently riding a five-match unbeaten streak built on strong defending and improved team attacking play. The steady play of wingers Jonny Steele and Eric Alexander have helped give the Red Bulls offense a more well-rounded attack. The Red Bulls will need steady play from the wings to break down a Revs defense that has been one of the toughest in the league this season. Led by MLS Defender of the Year candidate Jose Goncalves, the Revs have allowed the second-fewest goals in the Eastern Conference, though the back line has shown some vulnerability in recent weeks. The Revolution could see Juan Agudelo’s return to the starting lineup. The former Red Bulls homegrown player has been held back by injuries throughout the season, but he has been a force when healthy and could cause problems for his former club if he is able to start. New England will look to the creative trio of Diego Fagundez, Kelyn Rowe and Lee Nguyen to unlock a Red Bulls defense that has grown especially tough in recent weeks. New York has allowed just three goals in its past five matches. The Revs will need a win to keep their playoff hopes alive in the East. They head into the match two points behind the Chicago Fire for the final playoff spot in the East, but the Philadelphia Union and Columbus Crew are also chasing the Fire for that final spot. The Red Bulls are trying to hold on to the top spot in the East, while also staying ahead of Seattle in the Supporters Shield race. New York is a point ahead of the Sounders for the most points in MLS, but Seattle has two games in hand, meaning the Red Bulls can’t afford to drop points if they want to remain on top of the league.