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Metro will stay open later for Caps-Lightning Games 3 and 4 thanks partly to Qatar?
WaPoo Bezos Blog ^

Posted on 05/15/2018 9:00:23 PM PDT by ameribbean expat

On Tuesday, Evans told The Washington Post that the tiny, wealthy nation of Qatar has agreed to pay the $100,000 fee to keep Metro open until 12:30 a.m. on Thursday, when the Capitals host Game 4. That game also is set for an 8 p.m. start.

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TOPICS: Government
KEYWORDS: cycling; dcmetro; nhl
Third world status.
1 posted on 05/15/2018 9:00:23 PM PDT by ameribbean expat
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To: ameribbean expat

Now if they would just do that for Nationals games.

There was a game against the Giants lat year that Howie Kendrick won with a game-winning grand slam. A substantial portion of the crowd didn’t get to see it because Metro was running its last train of the night.


2 posted on 05/15/2018 9:08:16 PM PDT by TBP (Progressives lack compassion and tolerance. Their self-aggrandizement is all that matters.)
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To: ameribbean expat

Hockey fans in Qatar?


3 posted on 05/15/2018 9:09:39 PM PDT by Mark17 (Genesis chapter 1 verse 1. In the beginning GOD....And the rest, as they say, is HIS-story)
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To: TBP

Baseball I could understand.


4 posted on 05/15/2018 9:10:12 PM PDT by ameribbean expat
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To: ameribbean expat

https://www.ft.com/content/a39cd232-5517-11e8-b24e-cad6aa67e23e?list=intlhomepage

The city’s rapid progress from dusty desert to global centrepiece comes as the rest of Qatar faces the most serious external threat in its four-decade history, the trade and travel embargo imposed last June by four Arab states — Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt — over the peninsula’s alleged support for terrorism.


5 posted on 05/15/2018 9:15:38 PM PDT by ameribbean expat
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I think most of the Caps fans left early tonight.


6 posted on 05/15/2018 9:18:22 PM PDT by dfwgator (Endut! Hoch Hech!)
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To: ameribbean expat

Why? Do you know how many people go to Nats’ games? And how many take the Metro? (It’s just a half-block walk from Navy Yard.)


7 posted on 05/15/2018 9:20:00 PM PDT by TBP (Progressives lack compassion and tolerance. Their self-aggrandizement is all that matters.)
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To: ameribbean expat

They host a cycling tour with some of the sport’s biggest names too.

https://www.eurosport.com/cycling/tour-of-qatar/


8 posted on 05/15/2018 9:29:00 PM PDT by Yogafist
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Big Cavendish fan.


9 posted on 05/15/2018 9:31:38 PM PDT by ameribbean expat
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To: ameribbean expat

Sagan fan here. The first stage of the Tour of California was on mother’s day, otherwise I would have gotten to watch both of them.


10 posted on 05/15/2018 10:11:47 PM PDT by Yogafist
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I watch Cavendish and Richie Porte of BMC. Although I think Cavendish was to blame in Stage 4 of last year’s TDF.


11 posted on 05/15/2018 10:27:07 PM PDT by ameribbean expat
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Qatar will host the 2022 World Cup too. They have plenty of $$, why don’t they rebuild the greenhouses in Gaza that Hamas destroyed? / sarc


12 posted on 05/15/2018 11:02:54 PM PDT by rfp1234 (I have already previewed this composition.)
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