Tix Now On Sale to See Carson Elrod & Matthew Saldivar in Important Hats

first_img Important Hats of the Twentieth Century Show Closed This production ended its run on Dec. 13, 2015 View Comments Tickets are now available to see Carson Elrod and Matthew Saldivar in the world premiere of Important Hats of the Twentieth Century. The Manhattan Theatre Company’s off-Broadway production, directed by Hand to God’s Moritz von Stuelpnagel, will begin previews on November 10 at New York City Center—Stage II. The Nick Jones comedy will open officially on November 23.Elrod takes on the role of Sam Greevy, an in-demand fashion designer in 1930s New York. Saldivar will play Paul Roms, a designer whose latest collection features anachronistic sweatshirts, tracksuits and skater pants. Their rivalry escalates as Greevy wraps his head around where—and when—these pieces come from.Additional cast members include Remy Auberjonois, Jon Bass, John Behlmann, Reed Campbell, Maria Elena Ramirez, Triney Sandoval and Henry Vick. Related Showslast_img read more

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The Man With The Magic Beard, or, I’m Better At Making Videos Than You Are

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York “Hey Conforti,” the imaginary people who follow this pseudo-column say, “Stop showing like, uplifting stuff. This is the internet. I want to see stupid time lapse videos that are stupid but then again, are sorta awesome and kinda funny but not like ROFL funny but kinda funny and something I could show someone and be all like ‘Hey, check out this video out, it’s stupid but kinda cool and sorta funny’.”Hm. Actually, I’ve got just the thing.last_img

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Exit Polls Showed the Vote Came Down to Covid-19 Versus the Economy

first_imgPre-election polls throughout this election season had shown that roughly four in five voters held strong opinions on Mr. Trump and his leadership, and strong feelings on both sides continued to define this year’s election. Updated Nov. 3, 2020, 10:16 p.m. ET If you just want results… There will be a results map on The Times’s home page, and yes, the infamous needle will be back — but only for Florida, Georgia and North Carolina, the only states providing granular enough information for our experts to make educated projections of uncounted votes.If you want constant updates… Times reporters are live-blogging all day and night. This will be your one-stop shop for minute-by-minute updates: race calls, on-the-ground reporting from swing states, news about any voting issues or disruptions, and more.If you want to check in every so often… Times journalists are also producing a live briefing from roughly 5 p.m. to 3 a.m. ET, with an overview of what’s happening in the presidential race, the Senate and House races, and the voting process itself. Election 2020 ›How to Follow the Election ResultsHere’s a guide to The Times’s election night coverage, no matter when, how or how often you want to consume it. Reflecting a pervasive pessimism, nearly two-thirds of voters said they believed the country was heading in the wrong direction, according to an Associated Press canvass of those who had cast ballots — and those voters overwhelmingly picked Mr. Biden. And while Mr. Trump had attempted to focus the campaign on anything other than the pandemic, it remained a defining issue: More than four in 10 voters said it was the most important problem facing the country, far more than any other issue. A separate survey — the traditional exit poll, conducted by Edison Research — asked the question differently; it found that, as important as it was to them, only about one in five voters considered the virus the top issue affecting their vote. More said the economy was, and a similar share said racial inequality decided their ballots. Moderate voters also swung heavily for Mr. Biden, in a tacit rejection of the “radical” label that Mr. Trump had sought to pin on him. Throughout his term, Mr. Trump has alienated moderates with his rhetoric, and was never seen favorably by most independent voters.It was these voters at the center whom Mr. Biden had most aggressively targeted, using a message of unity and American tradition to offer voters a respite from the bombast of the current president, and to push back against the Trump campaign’s portrayal of the Democrat as a tool of the left.For the first time, not one but two probability-based, scientifically sound voter surveys were conducted amid the election. The Edison exit polls, conducted on behalf of a consortium of news organizations, were carried out by phone with voters who had cast ballots early, and by in-person interviews at voting places.The Associated Press also conducted its own voter survey, called VoteCast, using a panel of online respondents assembled by NORC, a research group based at the University of Chicago. Among those voters who cast ballots for him four years ago, about nine in 10 supported him again this time. But Mr. Biden held onto an even stronger share of Hillary Clinton’s 2016 supporters. As the country faces a dual national crisis — a monthslong pandemic and economic devastation — voters were deeply divided on what mattered more: containing the coronavirus or hustling to rebuild the economy, according early exit polls and voter surveys released Tuesday.Their opinion of which was more important fell along starkly partisan lines, with those who viewed the pandemic as the most pressing issue favoring Joseph R. Biden Jr. for president, while those who named the economy and jobs broke overwhelmingly toward re-electing President Trump.- Advertisement –center_img Far fewer said they knew someone who had died from the virus, but among those who did, the vast majority chose the former vice president. The overall trends in the results were consistent between the two organizations’ surveys, though the exit polls appeared to show Mr. Trump running strongly in more states than the VoteCast survey did. The two polls also asked different questions of their respondents; results from both are referred to in this article.In contrast to four years ago, a very small share of voters, in the single digits, said they had decided within the past few days, according to the exit polls. Four years ago, 13 percent said they had decided in the final week, according to exit polls. Views of the virus also cleaved to politics: Roughly four in five Trump supporters called it at least somewhat under control, while as many Biden voters said it was “not at all under control.”Those who reported that the pandemic had taken a personal toll tended to back Mr. Biden. More than a third of all voters said they or someone in their household had lost a job or income over the past eight months, and most of those voters favored Mr. Biden.Those who did not vote in 2016, a group that the Trump campaign said would be key to re-election, appeared to show up in significant numbers — but they mostly turned out to oppose him. First-time voters appeared to favor Mr. Biden by wide margins.- Advertisement – The overwhelming majority of Trump supporters called the economy excellent or good while an equal share of Biden supporters said it was doing poorly.- Advertisement – Among white voters, there were stark divides along lines of gender as well as education. While Mr. Trump appeared on pace to come close to repeating his blowout win in 2016 among white voters without college degrees, Mr. Biden held a lead among white voters with a college education.That group was one among many — including suburbanites and political independents — that Mr. Trump had narrowly won when facing Mrs. Clinton, but whose support he had long since lost.In certain key states, Mr. Biden appeared to fall short of Hillary Clinton’s support four years ago among Latino voters, particularly men. In Florida, the exit poll put his lead in the single digits with Hispanic voters, and in Texas he was barely winning three in five.But elsewhere his margin among Hispanic voters was much stronger, and nationwide he ran ahead of the president by more than two to one. – Advertisement –last_img read more

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Dubrovnik breaks records in all segments, but also literally shoots at the seams

first_imgLast year, 1.991.000 passengers passed through Dubrovnik Airport (ZLD), and on Friday, for the first time in its history, ZLD reached the number of two million passengers within a calendar year.The historic result of Dubrovnik Airport, which received this year new terminal capacity of 3 million passengers, is certainly not accidental, and Dubrovnik Airport expects to draw the line at about 2,3 million passengers this year.The walls of Dubrovnik are also joining the trend of breaking records. Thus, this year, fifteen days before last year, the Dubrovnik Walls were visited by one million tourists, regardless of the increase in ticket prices from HRK 30, ie to HRK 150. By the end of the year, the Society of Friends of Dubrovnik Antiquities (DPDS) points out that it will have over one million and one hundred thousand visitors. By the way, the Society of Friends of Dubrovnik Antiquities has started renovating the Fortress of St. John, and by the end of the year it is expected that the Fortress on Prevlaka will get a new owner, the Municipality of Konavle, and thus under the direction of DPDS will start reconstruction, which will certainly be another additional cultural and historical pearl of Dubrovnik.THREE MILLION NIGHTS ACHIEVED IN DUBROVNIK 9 DAYS EARLIER THAN LAST YEARWe all know well that a fire is extinguished when smoke appears, not when a fire breaks out. Thus, in tourism, in accordance with the growth in the number of arrivals and overnight stays, especially in Croatia where cities are relatively small in terms of fusion,According to the E-visitor tourist check-in and check-out system, Dubrovnik has achieved record tourist results in all types of accommodation since the beginning of the year, with 17% more arrivals and 15% more overnight stays. As of September 03, three million overnight stays were realized, which is 9 days earlier than last year, not including the data on realized nautical overnight stays.From January 1 to September 02, 2017, 876.076 tourists stayed in Dubrovnik, which is as much as 17% more than in the same period in 2016. There were 2.985.324 overnight stays, ie 15% more than last year. In the first eight months, the most numerous tourists were from the United Kingdom, the United States, France, Germany, Spain, Croatia, Sweden, Australia, Italy, and Norway. Markets that stood out in the increase in the number of arrivals are: the United Kingdom (28% more), the United States (39%), China (58%), Brazil (32%), India (64%).From January 1 to September 02 this year, 455.342 guests stayed in hotel accommodation, which is an increase of 7% compared to last year, and 1.546.984 overnight stays were realized, 6% more than last year. In the first seven months of this year, there were 305.048 arrivals in private accommodation, ie 28% more than in the same period last year and 1.066.725 overnight stays, which is 23% more than in 2016.EVERYTHING IS SUPER AND EVERYTHING IS FOR FIVE?We all know well that a fire is extinguished when smoke appears, not when a fire breaks out. Thus, in tourism, in accordance with the growing number of arrivals and overnight stays, especially in Croatia, where cities are relatively small in figure,According to the E-visitor tourist check-in and check-out system, Dubrovnik has achieved record tourist results in all types of accommodation since the beginning of the year, with 17% more arrivals and 15% more overnight stays. As of September 03, three million overnight stays were realized, which is 9 days earlier than last year, not including the data on realized nautical overnight stays.From January 1 to September 02, 2017, 876.076 tourists stayed in Dubrovnik, which is as much as 17% more than in the same period in 2016. There were 2.985.324 overnight stays, ie 15% more than last year. In the first eight months, the most numerous tourists were from the United Kingdom, the United States, France, Germany, Spain, Croatia, Sweden, Australia, Italy, and Norway. Markets that stood out in the increase in the number of arrivals are: the United Kingdom (28% more), the United States (39%), China (58%), Brazil (32%), India (64%).From January 1 to September 02 this year, 455.342 guests stayed in hotel accommodation, which is an increase of 7% compared to last year, and 1.546.984 overnight stays were realized, 6% more than last year. In the first seven months of this year, there were 305.048 arrivals in private accommodation, ie 28% more than in the same period last year and 1.066.725 overnight stays, which is 23% more than in 2016.EVERYTHING IS SUPER AND EVERYTHING IS FOR FIVE or?The idyllic image and prosperity of Dubrovnik is tormented by long-standing problems which, unfortunately, no one has dealt with strategically, and as it usually happens, unfortunately everything comes to a head – the city is cracking at the seams. It is unfortunate that UNESCO must threaten us with taking away the flattering title because we do not care about preserving the walls themselves, as well as that we still have problems with parking, electricity, sewage, water and generally too much load on the entire infrastructure. Worrying is the fact that we live in the 21st century, and we have problems with the distribution of water and electricity. There is also the problem of accommodation of tourist workers. Houses and apartments are rented on all sides, people “move” to garages so that they can put their property in the function of tourism, especially those gold real estate valuable within the walls, and the walls remain without population and authenticity. Prices of services and products are growing rapidly, and quality does not follow the same. Dubrovnik Airport has expanded, and there is still no expressway to Dubrovnik. In line with the large growth of tourists, Dubrovnik also has a problem with the disposal of garbage, which is accumulating more and more from year to year.If the purpose of tourism is to increase the quality of life for the local population, what does that mean for the citizens of Dubrovnik who have lost the city and do not have that quality of life, especially those who are not directly connected to tourism. However, someone needs to work in other activities as well. By the way, in the historic core in 2016, there are 516 service facilities, and the number is only growing every year, while the population is falling. With once 5.000 inhabitants within the walls, today there are only about 1.500. A good portion of the local population only has crowds, noise and a more expensive cost of living, but I wonder where that “compensation” is for the local population in the context of increasing the quality of life in the city? To what extent is the local population involved in tourism in general, and does tourist spending disperse to the local economy? Or are we financing imports again?Growth, growth and only growth, and why isn’t infrastructure growing as well? There are a lot of problems, especially when we know that Dubrovnik cannot really expand, and the reason for all the problems is only one – that Dubrovnik has not developed strategically and sustainably. Problems are much easier to solve when they happen, and even easier to plan and fix them before they even occur. But the question is where all these years spent a lot of money from tourism in Dubrovnik?The new mayor Mato Franković has introduced some positive changes that look more like firefighting measures because they are not systematically and strategically connected, and we know how tourism is complex and multidisciplinary and connects various industries vertically and horizontally. One affects the other, as in nature where everything is perfectly arranged and coordinated, but if we break one chain, the whole system collapses and the consequences are far-reaching. At the end of August, the Management Plan for the historic core of Dubrovnik was adopted, but Dubrovnik is not only within the walls, so it is necessary to make a strategic development plan for the city of Dubrovnik and its wider surroundings and start its implementation as soon as possible. It should certainly be one of the city’s most important documents in recent history, and whether the document will remain just blank letters on paper or end up in someone’s drawer will be shown by time.Time is short, the city is literally bursting at the seams. Do we want tourism or not? If so, then we must be aware of how tourism must be sustainable and how we must deal with tourism strategically because if we skip all the stairs and just chase money and growth without thinking in the long run, we will have big problems that will cost us a lot later, if not disastrous . Dubrovnik is in that situation today. To be or not to be?MINT, CNTB or someone else is not to blame for this situation, it is the fault of the local community because they are the ones who are developing the tourist destination. The main question for the current development of tourism in Dubrovnik is the quantity or quality and the elements or strategic development? We have money, knowledge, resources, creativity and even solutions to problems – again, it’s up to us.Related news:DUBROVNIK & KONAVLE WALKING FESTIVAL GREAT TOURIST STORY AND PLATFORM HOW OUR TOURIST PRODUCT SHOULD LOOKDUBROVNIK AND KAŠTEL GOMILICA SELECTED FOR THE BEST FILM LOCATION OF EUROPElast_img read more

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COVID-19: National Police name 33 suspects for allegedly stockpiling masks, hand sanitizers

first_imgRead also: Staple foods safe, but masks, sanitizer gone from markets as consumer behavior shiftsHe said the police would charge the suspects under Article 107 of the 2014 Trade Law, which stipulates that producers or traders who stockpile goods, contribute to market scarcity and artificially increase prices face a maximum penalty of five years’ imprisonment and a fine of up to Rp 50 billion (US$3.57 million).The suspects, he said, could also be charged under Article 197 of the 2009 Health Law, which states that any person who distributes unauthorized health equipment could be sent to 15 years’ imprisonment and be fined up to Rp 1.5 million. However, this charge would only apply to the suspects if they also distributed unlicensed products.“We will take stern action against those who have stockpiled or hoarded masks and hand sanitizers as both goods are needed by the public in times of pandemic such as now,” Asep said.Topics : The National Police have named 33 people suspects for allegedly stockpiling masks and hand sanitizers and selling them at higher prices amid increasing demand for the commodities as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.The suspects were named in 18 separate cases, as reported by regional police forces across the archipelago, National Police spokesman Sr. Comr. Asep Adi Saputra said. Jakarta reported the most cases with six followed by the East Java Police with four cases and the West Java Police with three.“We have named 33 suspects who are deliberately hoarding masks and hand sanitizers. However, we didn’t place all suspects in custody, as we have only detained two of them,” Asep said in a press conference on Thursday.last_img read more

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Royal Mail, industry experts set out case for UK CDC

first_imgDavid Pitt-Watson: CDC communication is “absolutely critical”“The communication was critical because everybody thought they were absolutely promised that money, so you do need to be very clear,” Pitt-Watson said.Royal Mail and CWU have agreed to replace the company’s defined benefit (DB) scheme with a CDC offering, subject to legislation being adopted.Jon Millidge, Royal Mail’s group human resources director, said the company and union representatives had already prioritised communication with members as part of major changes to the company’s pension arrangements.Millidge added: “The really key thing about this is about communications… The trustees will be responsible for member communications, for making sure people understand what the targets are, that they’re not promises, what can change, and what they can do about it.”Benefits of CDCRay Ellis, national officer at the CWU, emphasised that the deal struck with Royal Mail would ensure “a level playing field” for all members.Currently, he said, roughly two-thirds of staff were in the company’s DB scheme, which will close at the end of next month. The remaining third were in the traditional defined contribution scheme.“A CDC scheme offers the potential for a similar level of outcome to the existing DB scheme for DB members, but at the same time it’s a substantial increase in the level of expectation for DC members,” Ellis said.“It’s very important that we get back to this level playing field with one scheme for all. It offers the prospect of a wage in retirement and is a proper pension scheme. We do think it’s the way forward.”Hilary Salt, senior actuary at First Actuarial and adviser to CWU during the negotiations with Royal Mail, said CDC plans could solve problems for employers.She said: “Employers are really worrying now that they will get to a stage where a lot of employees reach retirement. The employer can’t make them leave the workforce because of age discrimination, and the employee cant afford to retire. For employers, the idea of managing everybody out of the workforce on capability grounds is an HR nightmare.”An improved pension provision with an income in retirement could address this, Salt indicated.Minimal law changes requiredThe UK passed laws in 2015 enabling CDC schemes, but secondary legislation is still required to make such pension arrangements possible. The Work and Pensions Select Committee’s inquiry was launched late last year to accelerate this move.Sandeep Maudgil, partner at law firm Slaughter and May, said the main changes to current law involved ensuring that CDC schemes would not be treated as DB schemes on company balance sheets due to their pooling of longevity and investment risks.“There might be some changes you’d need to make to avoid imposing [DC] design requirements that you don’t want in CDC,” Maudgil added. “Then you’d have to layer on specific transparency, governance and communications requirements to make sure that, if people are in one of these schemes, they know exactly what it is.”Salt said CDC schemes could be facilitated with “small changes to existing legislation”. Introducing collective defined contribution (CDC) schemes to the UK will require minimal changes to existing rules – but clear communication and strong governance arrangements are key to the concept’s success, experts told politicians today.Parliament’s Work and Pensions Select Committee – an influential group of MPs from the UK’s lower house – heard from Royal Mail, the Communication Workers’ Union (CWU) and a number of industry representatives about how CDC schemes could be set up.David Pitt-Watson, executive fellow at the London Business School and co-founder of Hermes Fund Managers’ stewardship services, told the committee that communication of the new schemes to members was “absolutely critical”.He cited the Netherlands’ CDC model and how Dutch schemes dealt with the financial crisis of 2008-09. As funding levels fell, schemes were forced to cut pensions in payment. The Dutch regulator estimated in 2009 that schemes lost €94bn due to asset price falls.last_img read more

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EGS to Survey Ocean Wind Site

first_imgEGS Group has secured a contract to carry out a geophysical survey at Ørsted’s Ocean Wind offshore wind project in New Jersey, the U.S.EGS will use the 50m survey vessel MV Neptune to conduct the survey work at different areas of the 1,100MW wind farm located approximately 15 miles off the coast of Atlantic City.The company said it will use a full spread of high-resolution bathymetric and geophysical equipment, including a hull-mounted, dual head/dual swath Kongsberg 2040C MBES system, an Innomar SES2000 Parametric SBP and a Geo-Source sparker system.Additionally, EGS renewed and expanded its partnership agreement with Otronix to service the offshore wind sector in Korea.Otronix will provide hydrographic services, metocean measurements and specialist personnel to complete a comprehensive survey offer on offshore wind projects, while EGS will provide offshore geophysical and geotechnical vessels equipped with the technologies specifically selected for soil conditions in Korea.last_img read more

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Dominica Lions Club Celebrates Founder’s Birthday

first_img 5 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! Share Tweet Lions with Alston Darroux and his donation 13.01.12On Friday 13th January, 2012, the Dominica Lions Club marked the birthday of its founder Melvin Jones, with a donation of a mattress and a DVD player to a disabled gentleman of Goodwill, Mr. Alston Darroux.Mr. Darroux expressed his heartfelt thanks and gratitude to the club and commended them for looking after his needs by way of supply of medication and warm meals on a regular basis. The history of Lionism begins with Melvin Jones who was born in 1879 in Arizona, USA. He had ideas to bring together the talents, intelligence and drive of local businessmen to improve their communities. Hence he invited delegates from men’s clubs to form such an organization on 7th June 1917. Thus was born Lions Clubs International. Today, it is the world’s largest service organization with 1.35 million members in over 45,000 clubs in 206 countries and geographical areas worldwide.The Dominica Lions Club recently ended a very successful 2011 with their annual Christmas Carols by Candlelight at the Goodwill Lindo Park and a Food Drive carried out at various supermarkets which made it possible for eight (8) needy families to receive food hampers during the Christmas season.The club takes this opportunity to publicly thank all its sponsors and all who so graciously supported its activities throughout 2011 thus enabling it to fulfill its motto: “We Serve”.Press ReleaseDominica Lions Clubcenter_img Share Share LocalNews Dominica Lions Club Celebrates Founder’s Birthday by: – January 18, 2012last_img read more

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Messi is an inspiration – Braithwaite

first_img The 29-year-old was a surprise signing in February after injuries to Luis Suarez and Ousmane Dembele left Barcelona short on attackers. While yet to score for the club across three appearances, Braithwaite did contribute two assists on his debut as he gets used to playing with the Catalans. Messi is one player the Dane hasn’t struggled to gel with as he noted the Argentina legend has already begun improving his game. “It changes a lot, of course,” Braithwaite told Goal when asked about his opinion on Messi now he plays alongside him. “He gives so much confidence to the team because he can make the difference and also helped me personally to be a better player with his advice and how he sees football. He is really an inspiration.” Signed in the wake of an injury to Suarez, Braithwaite may now struggle for minutes when the Liga season resumes this week with the Uruguayan star now fully fit again, but rather than despair at his likely limited role at Camp Nou, the Denmark international is eager to learn from Suarez. Barcelona forward, Martin Braithwaite, has described Lionel Messi as an “inspiration” as he reflected on his first few months at Camp Nou. Promoted Content7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The World10 Most Praised Historical Movies10 TV Characters Who Were Destined To Become Iconic10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoThe 90s Was A Fantastic Decade For Fans Of Action Movies10 Phones That Can Easily Fit In The Smallest Pocket”Chronicles Of Narnia” Fans Were Bemused To See How She Looks Now8 Fascinating Facts About CoffeeLaugh, Cry, Or Just Relax With The Best Series Streaming On HBOCristiano Ronaldo Turns His Hotels Into Coronavirus Hospitals?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World Loading… “Honestly I don’t think in that kind of way. I am so happy that Luis is back because when I came here he was injured and I haven’t played with him,” he said. “I want to learn from him, he is one of the best strikers in the world and I am happy he is back.” After previously playing for the likes of Leganes, Middlesbrough and Toulouse, Braithwaite has found things quite different on the training ground at Camp Nou. “The training is totally different to what I was used to so I can feel I am developing a lot in the technical level,” Braithwaite said. “As a human I can feel I have more attention in such a big club like this but you must learn to live with all this attention.” read also:Lionel Messi passed fit for La Liga restart One year ago, the prospect of Braithwaite being a Barcelona player would have been laughed off by many, but the fact it has happened convinces the man himself that no dream should be deemed too hard to reach as he hopes his time at the club will show his grandchildren anything is possible. He said: “I just want to tell them everything is possible in life. If you put your mind in it you can achieve your dreams.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

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Sheyenne Speedway ends first IMCA Modified season on Sunday

first_imgLISBON, N.D. – Sunday’s Battle at the Boneyard wraps up the first season for IMCA Modifieds at Sheyenne Speedway.Track, North Dakota state, Jet Racing Central Region and IMC Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National points are at stake at the Sept. 30 show. Just four points separate the top four drivers going into the finale.Start time is 3 p.m.last_img

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