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Winter Olympics Photo Gallery: Skeleton

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A selection of the finest sports photography from the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang. All photos (c) 2018 and courtesy of GettyImages.com, who have the photographic history of the 20th and 21st century online and waiting. These images have not been altered in anyway. We thank them for sharing. The Nightshift and Nightshift Sports are a constantly evolving experiment in communications and communications process. We thank you for reading.


“To be irreplaceable, one must be different…..”

The Nightshift: 28 February 2018

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Good Morning, it’s Wednesday, 28 February 2018,  and this is the Morning Edition of The Nightshift.

Presidential advisor and son-in-law Jared Kushner has been stripped of his top-level security clearance. Kushner had improperly, incompletely and/or inappropriately filled out security clearance forms a reported three times so far and allegedly there were other severe concerns about his suitability for a top security clearance. Chief of Staff John Kelly downgraded Kushner’s security clearance. He also downgraded the security clearance of any White House staffers who had been  operating with “interim security clearances”. Ouch.

Today is National Public Sleeping Day. Tired? Run-down? Worn out? Just plain sleepy? It’s OK (today) to do it in public. Sweet dreams.

What we’re listening to in The Media Bunker: The Valentines 2018 playlist, compiled by our music editor/producer/DJ Tschugge. Last day for the 2018 Valentine’s playlist…tomorrow, we’ll switch tunes. 

The front pages (and sometimes more) of the world’s great English language newspapers are linked below. The International Headlines are all at your fingertips, below. As always, thanks for dropping by.

 

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 Boston Globe (Boston)

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)

The Local (Oslo)

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 Weather Channel

CNN News Text Site

Ars Technica  

The Fine Print: Embed image courtesy of our friends at Getty Images, who have the photographic history of the 20th and 21s century on file and online. If you need an image, they are your source. This image has not been altered in any way. We thank them for sharing. This post is number 1672 for this site. The Nightshift is a continually evolving experiment in news communications and is a production of Perception Engineering and The Media Bunker. It’s rapid iteration.Thanks for reading. Now–catch up on the world.


The Nightshift: 27 February 2018

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Good Morning, it’s Tuesday, 28 February 2018,  and this is the Morning Edition of The Nightshift.

The debate is on. President Trump has advanced some ideas to mitigate the gun violence problem in America. One is raising the legal age to buy a gun to 21 from 18 and the other is arming teachers. Trump’s position on certain gun law changes is directly opposite that of the NRA. Expect conflict.

Presidential advisor Hope Hicks is scheduled to be interviewed today behind closed doors in Congress as the Russian interference investigation continues.

China’s President Xi Jinping has performed a power grab with new rules that will, in effect, keep him in office as President for life.

Today is National Retro Day. Go back in time…it’ll probably make you feel more comfortable.

What we’re listening to in The Media Bunker: The Valentines 2018 playlist, compiled by our music editor/producer/DJ Tschugge. 

The front pages (and sometimes more) of the world’s great English language newspapers are linked below. The International Headlines are all at your fingertips, below. As always, thanks for dropping by.

 

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 Boston Globe (Boston)

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)

The Local (Oslo)

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 Weather Channel

CNN News Text Site

Ars Technica  

The Fine Print: Embed image courtesy of our friends at Getty Images, who have the photographic history of the 20th and 21s century on file and online. If you need an image, they are your source. This image has not been altered in any way. We thank them for sharing. This post is number 1671 for this site. The Nightshift is a continually evolving experiment in news communications and is a production of Perception Engineering and The Media Bunker. It’s rapid iteration.Thanks for reading. Now–catch up on the world.


Winter Olympics Photo Gallery: Curling

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A selection of the finest sports photography from the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang. All photos (c) 2018 and courtesy of GettyImages.com, who have the photographic history of the 20th and 21st century online and waiting. These images have not been altered in anyway. We thank them for sharing. The Nightshift and Nightshift Sports are a constantly evolving experiment in communications and communications process. We thank you for reading.


Winter Olympics Photo Gallery: Luge

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A selection of the finest sports photography from the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang. All photos (c) 2018 and courtesy of GettyImages.com, who have the photographic history of the 20th and 21st century online and waiting. These images have not been altered in anyway. We thank them for sharing. The Nightshift and Nightshift Sports are a constantly evolving experiment in communications and communications process. We thank you for reading.


The Winter Olympics: 26 February 2018 New York Times Coverage

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One last time:  our daily live feed from the New York Times of  recaps/features on the 2018 Winter Olympics.

Direct Link: Daily recap/coverage of the Winter Olympics from the New York Times. 

To get a glimpse of the future of news coverage,  we recommend that you read this article from the Times about augmented reality coverage and follow along. 

 

The Winter Olympics have been covered in standard HD, 4K(check XFinity for access), 8K(planning for future events), AR, and VR along with standard media formats like newspaper, magazine, and digital/internet.

How many of these formats did you access?

 

 

 

The Fine Print: The Nightshift news site and Nightshift Sports are  continually evolving experiments in news communications. The Nightshift is a production of Perception Engineering and The Media Bunker. It’s rapid iteration. Thanks for reading. 

 


Winter Olympics Photo Gallery: Four Man Bobsled

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A selection of the finest sports photography from the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang. All photos (c) 2018 and courtesy of GettyImages.com, who have the photographic history of the 20th and 21st century online and waiting. These images have not been altered in anyway. We thank them for sharing. The Nightshift and Nightshift Sports are a constantly evolving experiment in communications and communications process. We thank you for reading.


The Nightshift: 26 February 2018

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Good Morning, it’s Monday, 26 February 2018,  and this is the Morning Edition of The Nightshift.

Games Over: The 23rd Winter Olympics, held in PyeongChang, South Korea, have finished. The world was treated to a lavish and technologically innovative closing ceremony (amazing lighting, another drone tour de force, and image projection of a scale not seen before) and now the teams and athletes will return to their home countries or get back on the road to compete in on-going international sports series like the F.I.S. World Cup skiing circuit. Heroes were made, goals were realized, hopes were dashed, Russians were caught doping, and a new set of athletes emerged to drive their sports and certain product endorsements forward. NBC produced thousands of hours of coverage with notable success. Norway’s Olympic team took home the most medals, with a total of 39. Next up on the Olympic scene: the Summer Olympics in Tokyo in 2020. Start planning.

You can see the final medal count with this direct link.

The Olympics have provided a wonderful break from the continuing drama that is Washington politics and the very sharp divisions on outlook, policy, and direction that have divided the United States for the last couple of years. Think things will settle down a little now? Don’t count on it.

Today is National Tell A Fairy Tale Day….if you’re not up to it, you can always read one out loud. It’s also National Pistachio Day. Don’t drop the shells on the floor.

What we’re listening to in The Media Bunker: The Valentines 2018 playlist, compiled by our music editor/producer/DJ Tschugge. 

The front pages (and sometimes more) of the world’s great English language newspapers are linked below. The International Headlines are all at your fingertips, below. As always, thanks for dropping by.

 

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 Boston Globe (Boston)

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)

The Local (Oslo)

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 Weather Channel

CNN News Text Site

Ars Technica  

The Fine Print: Embed image courtesy of our friends at Getty Images, who have the photographic history of the 20th and 21s century on file and online. If you need an image, they are your source. This image has not been altered in any way. We thank them for sharing. This post is number 1666 for this site. The Nightshift is a continually evolving experiment in news communications and is a production of Perception Engineering and The Media Bunker. It’s rapid iteration.Thanks for reading. Now–catch up on the world.


The Olympic Spirit: Eugenio Monti

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Before there was a “flying tomato” (snowboarder Shaun White) , there was a man fondly known as “the flying redhead”. He was Eugenio Monti, of Italy, who was the very best bobsledder of his time and, quite possibly, the best bobsled driver in history. Monti won a total of 10 World Championship Medals (9 of them Gold) and six Olympic medals (2 Gold).

As powerful a force on the bobsled run as Monti was, his greatest attribute was his embrace, enhancement, and total commitment to sportsmanship. In the 1964 Winter Olympics at Innsbruck, Monti stepped up to assist the two man British bobsleigh team of Tony Nash and Robin Dixon. Nash and Dixon were in jeopardy of not competing because they had a broken bolt on their sled. Monti took a bolt off his sled and lent it to the English duo. They took the Gold Medal in the event, and Monti and his partner in the two-man took the Bronze. When the Italian press got on Monti for helping out the English, he simply said “they did not win because of the bolt, they won because they drove faster”.

Monti again proved the character of his sportsmanship at the same Olympic games when the Canadian four man team led by Vic Emery were in danger of not being able to compete, due to a damaged axle. Monti and his sled mechanics went to the aid of the Canadians, successfully repaired the sled, and kept the Canadians in the competition. The Canadians won the Gold Medal and, again, as in two man, Monti’s four man team took the Bronze.

For his selfless acts of kindness and sportsmanship–in the very finest spirit of the Olympic games–Monti won the Pierre de Coubertin Medal,  awarded by the Olympic Committee to someone who displays the true spirit of Olympic competition and sportsmanship.

At the 1968 Grenoble Winter Olympics, Monti took the Gold in both two-man and four-man bobsledding.

Monti died in 2003, after suffering from Parkinson’s disease.

The next time you compete against someone, remember it’s not all about winning–measure yourself against the example set by Eugenio Monti and you’ll truly get the most out of your athletic competition as well as bring some true Olympic spirit to your game.

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