The Nightshift: 20 August 2017

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Good Morning, it’s Saturday, 19 August 2017, and this is the morning edition of The Nightshift, the world’s overnight news feed.

Today is National Radio Day. Tune in to your favorite station and turn it up.

And now, catch up on the news around the globe by reading the front pages of the World’s Greatest Newspapers.

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The Times (London

Financial Times (UK)

The Irish Times (Dublin, Ireland)

The Wall Street Journal (European edition)

Washington Post (Washington, D.C.)

New York Times (New York)

The Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles)

Daily News Egypt (Cairo)

South China Morning Post (Hong Kong)

The Moscow Times (Moscow)

Le Figaro (Paris)

Bloomberg.com (New York)

The Jerusalem Post (Jerusalem)

The Japanese Times (Tokyo)

Sputnik (Moscow)

The Buenas Aires Herald (Buenas Aires)

The Sidney Morning Herald (Sidney)

Deadline Hollywood (Hollywood)

FiveThirtyEight (New York City)

Politico (Washington, DC)

Lawfareblog (Washington, DC)

Wired (San Francisco, CA)

 

The Fine Print:  Embed courtesy of our friends at Getty Images, who have the photographic history of the 20th and 21st Century on file. The image has not been altered in any way. We thank them for sharing.  The Nightshift is a production of Perception Engineering and The Media Bunker. This post is number 1322 for this site. The Nightshift is a continually evolving experiment in news communications. Currently, comments on the world’s news have been (severely) limited and a photo of one important story of the day is included. It’s rapid iteration. Thanks for reading. Now–catch up on the world.


The Nightshift: 19 August 2017

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Good Morning, it’s Saturday, 19 August 2017, and this is the morning edition of The Nightshift, the world’s overnight news feed.

Today is International Bow Day…all bowheads all over the world can celebrate.

And now, catch up on the news around the globe by reading the front pages of the World’s Greatest Newspapers.

The International Headlines are all at your fingertips, below.

The Times (London

Financial Times (UK)

The Irish Times (Dublin, Ireland)

The Wall Street Journal (European edition)

Washington Post (Washington, D.C.)

New York Times (New York)

The Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles)

Daily News Egypt (Cairo)

South China Morning Post (Hong Kong)

The Moscow Times (Moscow)

Le Figaro (Paris)

Bloomberg.com (New York)

The Jerusalem Post (Jerusalem)

The Japanese Times (Tokyo)

Sputnik (Moscow)

The Buenas Aires Herald (Buenas Aires)

The Sidney Morning Herald (Sidney)

Deadline Hollywood (Hollywood)

FiveThirtyEight (New York City)

Politico (Washington, DC)

Lawfareblog (Washington, DC)

Wired (San Francisco, CA)

 

The Fine Print:  Embed courtesy of our friends at Getty Images, who have the photographic history of the 20th and 21st Century on file. The image has not been altered in any way. We thank them for sharing.  The Nightshift is a production of Perception Engineering and The Media Bunker. This post is number 1321 for this site. The Nightshift is a continually evolving experiment in news communications. Currently, comments on the world’s news have been (severely) limited and a photo of one important story of the day is included. It’s rapid iteration. Thanks for reading. Now–catch up on the world.


The Nightshift:18 August 2017

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Good Morning, it’s Friday, 18 August 2017, and this is the morning edition of The Nightshift, the world’s overnight news feed.

Today is National Fajita Day. Will you have chicken or beef?

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The Times (London

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Washington Post (Washington, D.C.)

New York Times (New York)

The Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles)

Daily News Egypt (Cairo)

South China Morning Post (Hong Kong)

The Moscow Times (Moscow)

Le Figaro (Paris)

Bloomberg.com (New York)

The Jerusalem Post (Jerusalem)

The Japanese Times (Tokyo)

Sputnik (Moscow)

The Buenas Aires Herald (Buenas Aires)

The Sidney Morning Herald (Sidney)

Deadline Hollywood (Hollywood)

FiveThirtyEight (New York City)

Politico (Washington, DC)

Lawfareblog (Washington, DC)

Wired (San Francisco, CA)

The Fine Print:  Embed courtesy of our friends at Getty Images, who have the photographic history of the 20th and 21st Century on file. The image has not been altered in any way. We thank them for sharing.  The Nightshift is a production of Perception Engineering and The Media Bunker. This post is number 1320 for this site. The Nightshift is a continually evolving experiment in news communications. Currently, comments on the world’s news have been (severely) limited and a photo of one important story of the day is included. It’s rapid iteration. Thanks for reading. Now–catch up on the world.


The Nightshift: 17 August 2017

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Embed from Getty ImagesGood Morning, it’s Thursday 17 August 2017, and this is the morning edition of The Nightshift, the world’s overnight news feed.

Today is National I Love My Feet Day. Show them some respect.

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Washington Post (Washington, D.C.)

New York Times (New York)

The Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles)

Daily News Egypt (Cairo)

South China Morning Post (Hong Kong)

The Moscow Times (Moscow)

Le Figaro (Paris)

Bloomberg.com (New York)

The Jerusalem Post (Jerusalem)

The Japanese Times (Tokyo)

Sputnik (Moscow)

The Buenas Aires Herald (Buenas Aires)

The Sidney Morning Herald (Sidney)

Deadline Hollywood (Hollywood)

FiveThirtyEight (New York City)

Politico (Washington, DC)

Lawfareblog (Washington, DC)

Wired (San Francisco, CA)

The Fine Print:  Embed courtesy of our friends at Getty Images, who have the photographic history of the 20th and 21st Century on file. The image has not been altered in any way. We thank them for sharing.  The Nightshift is a production of Perception Engineering and The Media Bunker. This post is number 1319 for this site. The Nightshift is a continually evolving experiment in news communications. Currently, comments on the world’s news have been (severely) limited and a photo of one important story of the day is included. It’s rapid iteration. Thanks for reading. Now–catch up on the world.


The Nightshift: 16 August 2017

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Good Morning, it’s Wednesday, 16 August 2017, and this is the morning edition of The Nightshift, the world’s overnight news feed.

Today is National Tell A Joke Day. Did you hear the one about….

Have a good Wednesday.

And now, catch up on the news around the globe by reading the front pages of the World’s Greatest Newspapers.

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The Times (London

Financial Times (UK)

The Irish Times (Dublin, Ireland)

The Wall Street Journal (European edition)

Washington Post (Washington, D.C.)

New York Times (New York)

The Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles)

Daily News Egypt (Cairo)

South China Morning Post (Hong Kong)

The Moscow Times (Moscow)

Le Figaro (Paris)

Bloomberg.com (New York)

The Jerusalem Post (Jerusalem)

The Japanese Times (Tokyo)

Sputnik (Moscow)

The Buenas Aires Herald (Buenas Aires)

The Sidney Morning Herald (Sidney)

Deadline Hollywood (Hollywood)

FiveThirtyEight (New York City)

Politico (Washington, DC)

Lawfareblog (Washington, DC)

Wired (San Francisco, CA)

The Fine Print:  Embed courtesy of our friends at Getty Images, who have the photographic history of the 20th and 21st Century on file. The image has not been altered in any way. We thank them for sharing.  The Nightshift is a production of Perception Engineering and The Media Bunker. This post is number 1317 for this site. The Nightshift is a continually evolving experiment in news communications. Currently, comments on the world’s news have been (severely) limited and a photo of one important story of the day is included. It’s rapid iteration. Thanks for reading. Now–catch up on the world. 


The Nightshift: 15 August 2017

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Good Morning, it’s Tuesday, 15 August 2017, and this is the late morning edition of The Nightshift, the world’s overnight news feed.

Another tough day for the White House. Three CEO’s, the heads of Merck, Under Amour, and Intel, resigned in protest from a Presidential advisory panel. The three were uncomfortable with  the way the Administration handled their condemnation of the white nationalist/supremacist demonstration(s) in Charlottesville, Virginia over the past weekend.

White House corridor talk is that senior advisor Steve Bannon–former head of Breitbart, a right-leaning website–is on the way out. Don’t bet on it (yet). Bannon has survived a lot of rumors about his ouster.

The U.S. shale oil boom continues, with output projected to hit 6.0 million barrels a day in August and September. Crude oil closed a $47.27 on Monday.

Bill Gates has announced he is donating another $4.6 billion, approximately 5% of his holdings in Microsoft. The recipient for the gift was not officially announced, but in the past, Gates has contributed to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, his charitable entity. It’s rewarding to see someone who made it, know what to do with it to benefit others.

Frank Broyles, who lead the University of Arkansas to national prominence in football and other sports as first, head coach,  and, later, athletic director, has died at the age of 92. Broyles was very good friends with one of the other best coaches, of the era, University of Texas football coach Darrell Royal, who died in 2012. Their on field football matchups were classics. He was good spirit in a tough game.

Another good one has left us: Joseph Bologna, the writer/actor/director has died at the age of 82 after a long battle with cancer. Bologna was absolute dynamite starring as a Sid Caesar type TV host in the classic comedy film, “My Favorite Year”.

Today is National Relaxation Day. Give yourself a break and just take it easy today.

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Washington Post (Washington, D.C.)

New York Times (New York)

The Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles)

Daily News Egypt (Cairo)

South China Morning Post (Hong Kong)

The Moscow Times (Moscow)

Le Figaro (Paris)

Bloomberg.com (New York)

The Jerusalem Post (Jerusalem)

The Japanese Times (Tokyo)

Sputnik (Moscow)

The Buenas Aires Herald (Buenas Aires)

The Sidney Morning Herald (Sidney)

Deadline Hollywood (Hollywood)

FiveThirtyEight (New York City)

Politico (Washington, DC)

Lawfareblog (Washington, DC)

Wired (San Francisco, CA)

The Fine Print:  Embed courtesy of our friends at Getty Images, who have the photographic history of the 20th and 21st Century on file. The image has not been altered in any way. We thank them for sharing.  The Nightshift is a production of Perception Engineering and The Media Bunker. This post is number 1317 for this site. The Nightshift is a continually evolving experiment in news communications. Currently, comments on the world’s news have been (severely) limited and a photo of one important story of the day is included. It’s rapid iteration. Thanks for reading. Now–catch up on the world. 


The Nightshift: 14 August 2017

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Good Morning, it’s Monday 14 August 2017, and this is the late morning edition of The Nightshift, the world’s overnight news feed (and back on track after a delay in net’casting yesterday).

The carnage in Charlottesville, Virginia, scene of  very nasty weekend white nationalist/white supremacists demonstrations, is mounting. One person–a counter protestor–was killed when a car drove into the crowd. Another 19 were injured. Now the blame game begins: the police(they didn’t do enough to control either side of the rallies); the President (he did not quickly, expressly and specifically criticize the white nationalists for their actions); the protestors (this type of political/cultural position is no longer valid in this country) and counter protestors (did the left attend the event looking for a fight?). In other words–it’s a mess in every possible way, socially, culturally, legally. The repercussions will continue for weeks.

Anthony Scaramucci is in the news again. He claims that certain parties in the White House are out to “eject” Donald Trump.The “Mooch” was also very critical (again) of Steve Bannon. He may have a point, but someone in the White House likes Bannon–he’s still in place and Scaramucci only lasted 11 days because someone hit the eject button on him first.

Justin Thomas, a twenty-four year old tour golf professional who is the son of a PGA pro, won the PGA Championship on Sunday at Quail Hollow in Charlotte, NC.  It was Thomas’ first major. Thomas was eight under for the tournament and shot three under on the final day. Francisco Molinari, Patrick Reed, and Hideki Matsuyama were all tied for second, at six under par.

Today is National VJ Day. If you know someone who fought in the Second World War–and particularly in the Pacific theater of that war–thank them for their service.

And now, catch up on the news around the globe by reading the front pages of the World’s Greatest Newspapers.

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The Irish Times (Dublin, Ireland)

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Washington Post (Washington, D.C.)

New York Times (New York)

The Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles)

Daily News Egypt (Cairo)

South China Morning Post (Hong Kong)

The Moscow Times (Moscow)

Le Figaro (Paris)

Bloomberg.com (New York)

The Jerusalem Post (Jerusalem)

The Japanese Times (Tokyo)

Sputnik (Moscow)

The Buenas Aires Herald (Buenas Aires)

The Sidney Morning Herald (Sidney)

Deadline Hollywood (Hollywood)

FiveThirtyEight (New York City)

Politico (Washington, DC)

Lawfareblog (Washington, DC)

Wired (San Francisco, CA)

The Fine Print:  Embed courtesy of our friends at Getty Images, who have the photographic history of the 20th and 21st Century on file. The image has not been altered in any way. We thank them for sharing.  The Nightshift is a production of Perception Engineering and The Media Bunker. This post is number 1316 for this site. The Nightshift is a continually evolving experiment in news communications. Currently, comments on the world’s news have been (severely) limited and a photo of one important story of the day is included. It’s rapid iteration. Thanks for reading. Now–catch up on the world. 


Nightshift Sports: The PGA, Round 4

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The last major of the year is finished and Justin Thomas has won it, become the PGA Champion at the age of 24, at Quail Hollow in Charlotte. Thomas is the son of a PGA pro.

Thomas was three under part on the final day, and was eight under for the tournament. Three day leader Kevin Kisner was three over for the day, finished at four under for the tournament, and in a tie for 7th. Francisco Molinari and Patrick Reed tied for second, each at six under. Both went four under par for the day. Rickie Fowler made a last day charge and moved into a tie for 5th; he was also four under on the day, and Hideki Matsuyama who had been so strong all week was one over the day, and also tied for 5th.

The young guns of golf have taken over, with only Sergio Garcia (Masters) of the old guard, capturing a Major win in 2017. The other three winners–all Americans–were some of golf’s best and youngest: Spieth (British Open), Koepka (US Open), and Thomas (PGA).

The last big event of the year will be the Fedex Cup playoffs, which start on 24 August and run through 24 September. The big news coming out of the PGA is that Rory McIlroy has announced that his schedule for the remainder of 2017 is “undecided”. He is still recovering from an early season injury and has said he may not play again this year…which is very disappointing since Rory is the current Fedex Cup champion, winning the title in 2016.

Check out Nightshift Sports PGA Resource Post for print and internet coverage of the PGA.

And, get the final word on the 2017 tournament through our direct link to the official PGA Championship site.  

 

 

 

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The Nightshift: 13 August 2017


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Good Afternoon, it’s Sunday, 13 August 2017, and this is the late afternoon edition of The Nightshift, the world’s overnight news feed.

It got out of control in a hurry. A white nationalist rally conducted in Charlottesville, Virginia, home of the University of Virginia, turned deadly when a car drove into a crowd of counter protestors,  killing one person and injuring 19 others. The rally was to protest a plan to take down a statue of General Robert E. Lee. This is not good for either position. Check our direct link to The Washington Post (Below) for very in depth coverage of this incident.

In Washington, the President is taking heat for not strongly criticizing the white supremacists who organized and took part in the rally. The divisions between alternative policy positions and cultural goals is just getting more extreme. We are all Americans. Let’s not take sides against one another.

Retired Navy Admiral Mike Mullen, former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, has said in an interview that he is extremely concerned about the current situation with North Korea. Mullen noted that the recent inflammatory rhetoric, coming from both sides, has reduced “room for maneuvering” in terms of finding a diplomatic solution. When the pros are worried, we should all be worried.

The PGA Tournament will wind up today. Going into the final round, Kevin Kisner, who has been one of the leaders for everyday of the tournament, was in front at 7 under, followed by Chris Stroud and Hideki Matsuyama at 6 under. The tournament concludes today; expect drama on the closing holes. This edition of The Nightshift is going out so late, you can probably still catch the ending on TV (CBS), or via streaming from the PGA site.

Today is National Prosecco Day. Cheers. And, because one National Day is never enough, it’s also National Lefthanders Day. Enjoy it, all you lefties and those of us who are ambidextrous.

Catch up with what’s going on in the world by reading the front pages of the World’s Greatest Newspapers.

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New York Times (New York)

The Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles)

Daily News Egypt (Cairo)

South China Morning Post (Hong Kong)

The Moscow Times (Moscow)

Le Figaro (Paris)

Bloomberg.com (New York)

The Jerusalem Post (Jerusalem)

The Japanese Times (Tokyo)

Sputnik (Moscow)

The Buenas Aires Herald (Buenas Aires)

The Sidney Morning Herald (Sidney)

Deadline Hollywood (Hollywood)

FiveThirtyEight (New York City)

Politico (Washington, DC)

Lawfareblog (Washington, DC)

Wired (San Francisco, CA)

The Fine Print:  Embed courtesy of our friends at Getty Images, who have the photographic history of the 20th and 21st Century on file. The image has not been altered in any way. We thank them for sharing.  The Nightshift is a production of Perception Engineering and The Media Bunker. This post is number 1312 for this site. The Nightshift is a continually evolving experiment in news communications. Currently, comments on the world’s news have been (severely) limited and a photo of one important story of the day is included. It’s rapid iteration. Thanks for reading. Now–catch up on the world. 


The PGA Championship: Round 3

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It’s three rounds down and one to go at the PGA Championship at Quail Hollow.

Sitting at the top of the leaderboard, as he has been for the first three founds, is Kevin Kisner, at 7 under par.

In second, Hideki Matsuyama and Chris Stround (who got into the tournament by winning the tournament prior to the pGA) at 6 under par. Jason Day, who was contending for the lead–or at least within striking distance–blew up his chances with a series of disastrous decisions and shots on the 18th hole and dropped all the way back to 16th position where he’s even for the tournament. Luis Oosthuizen and Justin Thomas are both in contention at 5 under par.

Missing from the top of leaderboard:pre-tournament favorites Rory McIlroy (T-47) and Jordan Spieth (T37). Quail Hollow has turned out to be a surprising tough track for the pros.

The last major of the year will be decided today.  Check out Nightshift Sports PGA Resource Post for information on channels for TV and streaming coverage as well as a selection of the best print posts.

And, get complete updates, news, photos, and videos using our direct link to the official PGA Championship site.  

Check out the site for background, details, and special features on the 2017 PGA Championship.

It’s down to one round of golf at notoriously tough Quail Hollow. Drama is lurking at every hole. Stay tuned.

 

 

 

The Fine Print: Image embed courtesy of Getty Images, who have the photographic history of the 20th and 21st Century on file. They remain the bloggers best friend. Nightshift Sports is a production of Perception Engineering and The Media Bunkers.  Entire contents (C) 2017, Donald Pierce, all rights reserved except those expressly reserved by contributors to this site.