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The problem is that some of these online buying experiences like to leave some things until the last minute, too.
They won it in the last minute and they deserved it."
However, traders said that despite the last minute decline, it's a good sign that the market was able to close above the 8,100 mark.
Last minute cancellations are those that take place on the day the operation is scheduled, including after the patient has arrived at hospital.
I usually do my shopping much earlier and this is the first time I've experienced what it's like shopping at the last minute.
ALMOST 150 patients at the University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust have had operations cancelled at the last minute. Figures from NHS England show that 140 non-urgent operations, such as hip or knee procedures, were cancelled by the trust at the last minute in the three months to September.
Yemen, who will be Asian Cup debutants, have stepped in to help out at the last minute. The match kicks off at 6.35pm.
Despite being under pressure following a 1-1 draw against Brazil in their first match of the tournament, the Switzerland team did not lose calm till the last minute in their must win second game.
Almost half of Britons (43%) plan to leave their Christmas gift shopping to the last minute, a separate survey by VoucherCodes and Opinium found.
HotelTonight is focused on selling hotel inventory up until the last minute, generating revenue for hotels from rooms that otherwise might not be sold.
The holidays are supposed to be a joyous time of the year, but making Thanksgiving and Christmas travel arrangements can bring about a ton of stress, especially when planning trips at the last minute. However, deciding to jet-set to grandma's house just a few weeks before Turkey Day or Santa's arrival doesn't have to cost travelers their paychecks or their peace of mind.