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Last week, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (“MBS”), son of the current King of Saudi Arabia, rounded up some of the most prominent businessmen, politicians, and Saudi royal family members and had them placed in confinement in the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Riyadh. The stated rationale: various charges including money laundering and corruption. Behind the scenes there was talk that MBS was moving quickly to gather and consolidate his own power in the Kingdom. Among those retained was Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, a billionaire Saudi investor who holds significant stakes in such American companies as Apple, Citibank, Twitter, and 21st Century Fox. Not only a superb investor, bin Talal is a world class philanthropist, who has reportedly given over $3.5 billion to charity. One of Bloomberg’s writers, Erik Schatzker, had an interview with the Prince just days before he was arrested. Here’s his report.  For additional background we direct you to this in-depth piece from VOX that provides an excellent overview of the dynamics and political situation currently extant in the Kingdom.  This is a particularly dangerous time in the long-simmering powder keg that is the Middle East. How it all plays out could have huge world wide
implications.

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The Nightshift: 14 November 2017


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Good Morning, it’s Tuesday, 14 November 2017 and this is the Morning Edition of The Nightshift.

Alabama Republican Roy Moore, running in the Senate race to replace Jeff Sessions, the former Alabama Senator who resigned to become Attorney General, is facing more accusations of inappropriate behavior with teenage girls. The allegations are unproven–“he said, she said” of the most dangerous kind–but many Senators in Washington are calling for him to drop out of the race. The latest accusation brings to five the total number of women who have claimed issues with Roy Moore. The hot mess that is Washington politics continues.

The U.S. has reset the guidelines for hypertension (high blood pressure). The new standards, from the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology, will triple the number of men classified with high blood pressure who are under the age of 45. Time to pay very serious attention to your health.

The U.K. Parliament will get a chance to vote on the Brexit issue. This will give them the opportunity to debate and amend the terms of the controversial agreement that would enable the U.K. to exit the European Union.

Qualcomm, the San Diego chip/software company (you probably have Qualcomm chips in your cell phone) has rejected a takeover offer from Broadcom, calling it “too low”. The offer was for $105 billion.

Liz Smith, the legendary New York gossip columnist has died. She was 94.

Today is National Pickle Day. Be sure to have one with your burger or hot dog.

Also, we added the CNN “text news” site, which is much faster than their full multi-media site. It’s also below at the end of the links.

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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 Weather Channel 

CNN News Text Site

 

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The Nightshift: 13 November 2017


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Good Morning, it’s Monday, 13 November 2017 and this is the Morning edition of The Nightshift.

An earthquake along the border between Iran and Iraq has killed 300 people and injured approximately 4,000 people. The 7.3 magnitude quake was felt as far away as Turkey and Pakistan.

President Donald Trump is on the last leg of his Asian trip. He will return to the United States mid-week.

Bitcoin, the digital currency that no one really understands, extended it’s slide in the marketplace. The currency is down 29% from last week’s high.

Liz Smith, the legendary New York gossip columnist has died. She was 94.

Today is World Kindness Day. A random act of kindness today would be totally appropriate.

Also, we added the CNN “text news” site, which is much faster than their full multi-media site. It’s also below at the end of the links.

Stay safe, stay dry, and help one other person today.

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 Weather Channel 

CNN News Text Site

 

The Fine Print: Image embed courtesy of our friends at Getty Images, who have the photographic history of the 20th and 21st century on file. This photo 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 1433  for this site. The Nightshift is a continually evolving experiment in news communications. It’s rapid iteration. Thanks for reading. Now–catch up on the world.


The Nightshift: 12 November 2017


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Good Morning, it’s Sunday, 12 November 2017 and this is the Morning edition of The Nightshift.

President Donald Trump is wrapping up his Asian tour. On the tour he had stops in Japan, China, Vietnam, and South Korea. Trump has one final stop in the Philippines and then he’ll head back to the United States.

Roy Moore, the Republican candidate running for the Alabama Senate seat vacated by Attorney General Jeff Session, has denied the accusation that he had improper contact with a 14 year old girl when he was 32. The issue has made Moore toxic to different segments of the Republican establishment, many of whom have asked him to withdraw from the race.

British Prime Minister Theresa May–who is expected to manage the U.K.’s exit from the European Union–is facing a new problem: a vote of “no confidence” from up to 40 MPs of the British Parliament.  May has received very mixed reviews on her performance as Prime Minister. Will she stay in power long enough to attend the office Christmas Party?

In American college football, some very big names lost very big games yesterday. Georgia, ranked No. 1, lost to Auburn by the score of 40 to 17. Alabama, ranked number 2, had a tough night of it, but eventually beat Mississippi State, 31-24. The U (University of Miami) beat Notre Dame 41-8, to remain undefeated and end Notre Dame’s hopes of being in the running for one of the four college football national championship spots. Clemson beat Florida State, 31-14 and LSU beat Arkansas 33-10. In other college football news, Butch Jones, head coach at Tennessee, was fired, according to a report from Sports Illustrated. Jones was 34-27 at Tennessee, but was 0-6 this year in SEC competition; obviously, he was not up to the task of leading Tennessee back into the ranks of contenders. Jones is the second SEC head coach to be terminated during the season; Florida cut head coach Jim McElwain earlier in the season. Before the season started, Ole Miss terminated head coach Hugh Freeze for inappropriate personal behavior, which is a very delicate way of describing the scandal in which he was embroiled.

Today is National Chicken Soup For the Soul Day, which sounds a bit like a plug for a bestselling book. But…we do like Chicken Soup.

Also, we added the CNN “text news” site, which is much faster than their full multi-media site. It’s also below at the end of the links.

Stay safe, stay dry, and help one other person today.

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 Weather Channel 

CNN News Text Site

 

The Fine Print: Image embed courtesy of our friends at Getty Images, who have the photographic history of the 20th and 21st century on file. This photo 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 1432  for this site. The Nightshift is a continually evolving experiment in news communications. It’s rapid iteration. Thanks for reading. Now–catch up on the world.


The Nightshift: 11 November 2017

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The Nightshift will be published in abbreviated form for the next several days. Not to worry–the links to the world’s great newspapers are still at your fingertips. 

Good Morning, it’s Saturday, 11 November 2017 and this is the morning edition of The Nightshift, the world’s overnight news feed.

Today is Veteran’s Day.   Please say “Thank you” to a veteran…it’s the right thing to do.

Also, we added the CNN “text news” site, which is much faster than their full multi-media site. It’s also below at the end of the links.

Stay safe, stay dry, and help one other person today.

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 Weather Channel 

Houston Chronicle

CNN News Text Site

 

The Fine Print:   The Nightshift is a production of Perception Engineering and The Media Bunker. This post is number 1431 for this site. The Nightshift is a continually evolving experiment in news communications.  Now–catch up on the world.


The Nightshift: 10 November 2017

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Good Morning, it’s Friday, 10 November 2017 and this is the morning edition of The Nightshift, the world’s overnight news feed.

Today is National Vanilla Cupcake Day.  Why not? You think chocolate is something special?

Also, we added the CNN “text news” site, which is much faster than their full multi-media site. It’s also below at the end of the links.

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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 Weather Channel 

Houston Chronicle

CNN News Text Site

 

The Fine Print:   The Nightshift is a production of Perception Engineering and The Media Bunker. This post is number 1430 for this site. The Nightshift is a continually evolving experiment in news communications.  Now–catch up on the world.


The Nightshift: 9 November 2017

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Good Morning, it’s Thursday, 9 November 2017 and this is the morning edition of The Nightshift, the world’s overnight news feed.

Today is National Louisiana Day. Dinner in New Orleans to celebrate?

Also, we added the CNN “text news” site, which is much faster than their full multi-media site. It’s also below at the end of the links.

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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 Weather Channel 

Houston Chronicle

CNN News Text Site

 

The Fine Print:   The Nightshift is a production of Perception Engineering and The Media Bunker. This post is number 1429 for this site. The Nightshift is a continually evolving experiment in news communications.  Now–catch up on the world.


The Nightshift: 8 November 2017

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Good Morning, it’s Wednesday, 8 November 2017 and this is the morning edition of The Nightshift, the world’s overnight news feed.

Today is National Cappuccino Day. One only, early, is advised.

Also, we added the CNN “text news” site, which is much faster than their full multi-media site. It’s also below at the end of the links.

Stay safe, stay dry, and help one other person today.

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 Weather Channel 

Houston Chronicle

CNN News Text Site

 

The Fine Print:   The Nightshift is a production of Perception Engineering and The Media Bunker. This post is number 1428 for this site. The Nightshift is a continually evolving experiment in news communications.  Now–catch up on the world.


The Nightshift: 7 November 2017

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Good Morning, it’s Tuesday, 7 November 2017 and this is the morning edition of The Nightshift, the world’s overnight news feed.

Today is National Canine Lymphoma Awareness Day. Take care of your pup and be aware of his health.

Also, we added the CNN “text news” site, which is much faster than their full multi-media site. It’s also below at the end of the links.

Stay safe, stay dry, and help one other person today.

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 Weather Channel 

Houston Chronicle

CNN News Text Site

 

The Fine Print:   The Nightshift is a production of Perception Engineering and The Media Bunker. This post is number 1427 for this site. The Nightshift is a continually evolving experiment in news communications.  Now–catch up on the world.