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counting backward from an arbitrary number to indicate the time remaining before some event (such as launching a space vehicle)

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Naperville Park District invites the community to the "Countdown at the Carillon," featuring both the Early Family Countdown at 6 p.
The Early Family Countdown will be co-led by Naperville City Councilwoman Judith Brodhead and Dolly McCarthy, host and executive producer of "The Dolly McCarthy Show" and award-winning journalist and former news anchor for NCTV-17s Naperville News 17.
Kids want to enjoy the celebration that comes with welcoming in a New Year, but luckily for parents, Netflix has pre-recorded countdown specials young viewers can watch before the clock strikes midnight, all of which are now available for streaming.
From the start, the countdowns were a hit, reaching customers in 45 states and more than a dozen countries.
Ajman: The countdown traffic light system in Ajman has seen a zero accident rate at intersections, its police chief said.
What she hadn't accounted for was the Whiteley factor, the inevitable reminders, during the recording of her final programme in Leeds last month which will be shown this Friday, of her great friend and mentor Richard Whiteley, presenter of Countdown from its inception in 1982 through to his untimely death in 2005.
CHANNEL FOUR were going to hold Des O'Connor to his Countdown contract until he threatened to sing his way out of the studio.
The format of countdowns resembles a sporting event.
Is Exclusive Sponsor for Official Countdown of the Times Square 2013 New Year's Eve Celebration
The park district's annual Countdown at the Carillon will feature both an Early Family Countdown at 6 p.
HE has been re-reading the Oxford dictionary all his life, studies bus timetables for fun and has taken Countdown by storm.
TOSHIBA VISION LED Screen atop One Times Square to Serve as Hub for Countdown Festivities;
USO musical "Service Salute" to our armed forces; hourly practice countdowns at the top of each hour with fireworks, confetti and sound effects; 11:59 p.
Pele, Nadia Comaneci, Bart Connor, Francoise Mbango Etone, Gao Min, Felix Sanchez, Ian Thorpe, and Trischa Zorn); Hourly celebrity countdowns hosted by Kathy Griffin, Shirley Jones, and others; the world premiere of NYC2012's new promotional video; 100 White Comet Centennial Candles rocketing above One Times Square in honor of the 100th Anniversary; Singers, Comedians, Def Jam Poet Kayo Charles, and cast members from the Broadway show "Good Vibrations" will perform for the revelers in Times Square.
At the end of each hotel's five-day countdown process, counting down to the official "re-opening" a decade after many of these hotels first opened their doors to guests, employees will celebrate with the traditional pep rally.