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How ‘The Boys in the Band’ Increases the Tension of the Most Dramatic Moments

Zachary Quinto, Michael Benjamin Washington, Joe Mantello, Jim Parsons, Matt Bomer, Andrew Rannells, Charlie Carver, Robin De Jesús, Brian Hutchison, Tuc Watkins discuss how their Netflix film ‘The Boys in the Band’ is able to build tension.

The white-nationalist cat is out of the bag, thanks to Stormfront’s last-episode admission that she’s intent on fulfilling her late husband’s dream of a master (super)race. That, in turn, means The Boys is now free to openly associate the newest member of the Seven — and her fascistic beau Homelander — with Donald Trump, which doesn’t take long in the explosive “Butcher, Baker, Candlestick Maker.”

Episode 7 opens with a young overweight man going through the same dreary daily routine while being inundated with Stormfront propaganda via TV news, podcasts, and online stories and memes. In the face of

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  • October 5, 2020
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Five Things You Need to Know to Start Your Day

White House officials seem unsure they can limit the President’s movements. The Australian budget drops later today. And South Korean companies stay put in China. Here are some of the things people in markets are talking about today.

Going Home

President Donald Trump’s aides will try to keep him confined to the White House residence following his discharge from hospital, but are unsure they can limit his movements, according to people familiar with the matter. Trump urged Americans not to fear Covid-19 after receiving medical care including three powerful medicines and an airlift to the hospital. “Don’t let it dominate your life,” Trump tweeted Monday afternoon, before he walked out of the hospital unassisted. “We have developed, under the Trump Administration, some really great drugs & knowledge. I feel better than I did 20 years ago!” Trump’s physician Sean Conley said coronavirus patients can stop shedding the virus in as

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  • October 5, 2020
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Everything You Need to Know If This Is Your First Time Voting by Mail

Close up of hand putting voting ballot to mailbox.
Close up of hand putting voting ballot to mailbox.

Voting is an important part of our democracy, and it’s crucial to understand your rights and responsibilities as the 2020 presidential election grows nearer. Traditionally, most eligible voters cast their ballots at polling stations in person on Election Day. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many citizens are looking into absentee voting in order to avoid large crowds and gatherings.

If this is your first time voting absentee, you may have questions about eligibility, process, and safety. Read on for all the answers.

Related: Trump Stoked Fear With His “Unsolicited Ballots” Claim – Here’s What You Need to Know

What Are Solicited and Unsolicited Ballots?
What Are Solicited and Unsolicited Ballots?

What is absentee voting and who can participate?

Absentee and early voting are the official processes that let you vote by mail in the United States. Voting online is not allowed in federal elections, so if

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  • October 5, 2020
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For these PBA rookies, life in the bubble means PS4 time

The sheer amount of games played daily in the 2020 PBA season restart doesn’t necessarily mean players can escape the boredom and weariness that will inevitably set in during down times inside the bubble in Clark, Pampanga.

So in packing for the Philippine Cup resumption — which could last from one to two months, depending on how far their respective teams will go in the condensed elimination round — this season’s rookies made sure they brought some essentials.

For most of them, this means lugging their gaming consoles to Quest Hotel.

“I’ll bring my PS4 to keep ourselves occupied,” said Meralco’s Aaron Black, drafted 18th overall last year, on Monday’s episode of Sports Page. “I’m rooming with Bong Quinto and we both have PS4s, so I might bring a TV as well so we can play online at the same time.”

“My PS4 for sure. I’m a

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  • October 5, 2020
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EA Sports Madden NFL tournament coming to Louisville

The tournament follows a regular season schedule with a playoffs at the end of the season. Participants must play on a Playstation 4.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Registration is now open for an E-Sports tournament hosted by Louisville Parks and Recreation. 

They are looking for sixteen players to play in a league for the latest version of the EA Sports Madden NFL franchise.

Louisville Parks and Recreation Athletics Supervisor, Brady Buckley, says the Madden tournament is a way for people in the community to compete in sports in a safe manner. 

“We were looking to see how we could provide safe programming during this pandemic,” Buckley said.

This tournament is the first time Louisville Parks and Recreation has offered an E-Sports event.

“Everybody’s just excited because this is something that’s totally different and video games are very popular among teens and young adults,” said Buckley. “Traditionally, that’s where Parks and Rec

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  • October 5, 2020
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London Marathon 2020 – What Was It Like Inside the Bubble?

The easy option was to quit, to throw this year’s London Marathon into the garbage, and start looking ahead to 2021. It’s what most World Marathon Majors did—and who could blame them, given the global pandemic?

Seven months ago, the Tokyo Marathon hosted an elite-only race on March 1. Ten days after that race, the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic. For many months, the world’s best marathoners saw few competitive lights on the horizon.

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Staging an event of this magnitude long seemed an impossible dream. For athletes, agents, and organizers, there were so many hoops to jump through, so many headaches to deal with.

And even if the marathon existed, who would be willing to travel?

The London Marathon organizers decided to find out. In June and July, they reached out to agents

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  • October 5, 2020
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Get the decade’s best online RPG at a massive discount this week

Final Fantasy fans eagerly waiting for the release of Final Fantasy VII Remake Part 2 may instead consider setting off on a new adventure inside another one of Square Enix’s sprawling, mystical universes. Instead of wandering the streets of Midgar as Cloud Strife, gamers can forge their own journey in the realm of Eorzea within Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn.

And if they do so soon, it’ll be at a fraction of the normal price. Because Square Enix’s hit massive multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) is available half-off.

For a limited time, the PlayStation 4 “Complete Edition” of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn is 50 percent off at the PlayStation Store. The title is normally priced at $59.99 but is now available for $29.99 until October 15 at 2:59 a.m. Eastern.

That deal includes a 30-day free subscription period that players can use to create their

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  • October 5, 2020
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Columbia, SC scraps Veterans’ Day, Christmas holiday parades

Two more iconic events in Columbia have been canceled because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

What was supposed to be the city’s 42nd annual Veterans’ Day parade was called off Monday by the Columbia Parks and Recreation Department.

Shortly after that announcement an even older event, the Carolina Carillon, was canceled, organizers of the holiday parade said in a news release.

The Veterans’ Day parade was canceled “to protect citizens and minimize opportunities to spread COVID-19 in our community,” officials said in a news release.

Although the parade won’t take place, officials said all veterans will be honored with a special observance, according to the release. Information on that commemoration was not made available, but officials said to follow Columbia’s website for future details.

This would have been the 65th Carolina Carillon, which organizers called Columbia’s premier holiday parade. It is the annual kickoff to the holiday season

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  • October 5, 2020
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Online Payment Market 2020 Global Industry Size, Demand, Share, Growth Analysis, CAGR Status, Revenue and 2026 Forecast

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Oct 05, 2020 (The Expresswire) —
Fortune Business Insights offers a detailed overview of the global market in a report, titledThe global online payment market is set to gain traction from the increasing deployment of artificial intelligence (AI) for improving payment processing, surging transactional volume, and detecting payment fraud. This information is given byFortune Business Insights™in a new report, titled, “Online Payment Market Share, Size and COVID-19 Impact Analysis, By Payment Type (Mobile Payment, Online Banking, and Digital Wallet), By Industry (Media and Entertainment, Retail, BFSI, Food and Beverages, IT and Telecom, Transportation, and Others), and Regional Forecast, 2020-2027.” The report further states that the market size was USD 3,286.52 billionin 2019 and is projected to reachUSD 17,643.35 billionby 2027, exhibiting a CAGR of 23.7% during the forecast period.

The emergence

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  • October 5, 2020
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Planned Bristol Hard Rock Bristol Hotel & Casino unveils its look : Augusta Free Press

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Good news for Bristol – Hard Rock International, The United Company, and Par Ventures have released a 3D model of their long-awaited love child, Hard Rock Bristol Hotel & Casino.

It would be located at the former Bristol Mall, and the project looks ambitious, to say the least. Hard Rock Bristol Hotel & Casino has been in the works for a while. Now, Bristol residents can finally see what to expect and cast an informed vote in a referendum.

Voting in the local referendum has already begun and ends on Nov. 3.

When would the Hard Rock Bristol Hotel & Casino open?

The

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  • October 5, 2020