Doomsday Clock

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A symbolic clock face, maintained since 1947 by atomic scientists at the University of Chicago, that views humans as minutes from midnight—i.e., catastrophic destruction
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New Year's Eve features a sound, light and video show, dancing and an explosive countdown to midnight for free.
Mayor Holt will thank the finale band, Take Cover, and announce the beginning of the countdown to midnight. Take Cover will continue to perform until 60 seconds to midnight.
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio pushed the button that began the descent, leading to the 60-second countdown to midnight, when a giant illuminated 2016 sign flashed on, signaling the beginning of the new year.
Elaine Viewers will see Biffy Clyro rock the Ross Bandstand in Edinburgh before the countdown to midnight and the firework display above the castle.
I'd estimate about 50 or 60 of the most eager readers were there on Monday places and it's got a lot of serious things in it but I don't to hear the countdown to midnight when the tills would start to rattle and the card machines to whirr.
I'd estimate about 50 or 60 of the most eager readers were there on Monday to hear the countdown to midnight when the tills would start to rattle and the card machines to whirr.
AHEAD of the countdown to midnight, there's no denying that New Year's Eve is the night to imbibe the party spirit and there's an eclectic collection of wines available that stand up to the occasion.
"But when we get to New Year's Eve itself, in the run-up to the countdown to midnight, I think most places will be dry."
It might be mid-December in reality, but with a countdown to midnight (which took place at around 10pm) and a few verses of Auld Lang Syne, it really does feel like I've been fast-forwarded to the New Year.
AHEAD of the countdown to midnight and the start of 2013, there's no denying that New Year's Eve is the night to imbibe the party spirit.
Officials claimed 10,000 packed into Centenary Square for the countdown to midnight.