The Nightshift: 18 February 2018

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Good Morning, it’s Sunday, 18 February 2018,  and this is the Morning Edition of The Nightshift.

The United States is in sixth place in total medals won at the 2018 Winter Olympics. Norway is in first place with 26 medals and Germany is in second with 18. Marcel Hirscher of Austria picked up his second Gold of the games by winning the Giant Slalom; America’s Ted Ligety failed to medal in the event, his specialty. PyeongChang will most likely be the last Winter Olympics games for Ligety, who is a four time Olympian and has won five World Cup Championships in the Giant Slalom.

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

H.R. McMaster, National Security Advisor to President Trump and a United States Army Officer, said that the indictment of 13 Russians by Special Counsel Robert Mueller provides “incontrovertible evidence” that Russia did hack the 2016 U.S. Presidential elections. The Russians meddled. Period. Let the investigation continue.

Israel’s Prime Minister, Bejamin Netanyahu, is under investigation for bribery by the Israeli police. It’s not the first accusation of inappropriate behavior by Netanyahu.

Today is National Drink Wine Day. That’ll be an easy one to celebrate.

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 1627 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 Winter Olympics: New York Times 17 February 2018 Coverage

Nightshift Sports:

Our daily feed from the New York Times of  recaps/features on the 2018 Winter Olympics.

Direct Link: NYT  2018 Winter Olympics Coverage

The New York Times has been at this for quite a while  and their coverage is always great and often brilliant.

We’ll put up a link to their summary of coverage and news every day, to make it oh-so-easy for you to stay in touch with the games, the events, the winners and the losers.

To see just how good “old media” can be, we recommend that you read this article from the Times about augmented reality coverage and follow along. 

The Times posted a perma link to their AR site (use an iPhone, please )…. here it is: https://nyti.ms/2FN3peS

The Games are on. Get all the way into them via new media or old.

 

 

 

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. 

 


The Winter Olympics: 17 February 2018 Schedule

Nightshift Sports:
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The following events are scheduled for today. Television coverage in the United States is via NBC and NBCSN; there is also coverage on the Olympic Channel, CNBC, and USA network (well done to NBC for putting all of this on air).Check your local listings as programming can vary due weather conditions and programming considerations. One more thing: the visual purity and graphics produced by NBC in support of their telecasts reached the level of broadcast art in last week’s coverage, with some of the most stunning picture framing, color saturation, and on-screen graphics of any Olympics. Very well done.

Alpine Skiing (scheduled but always tentative due to wind)
Biathlon
Bobsled
Cross Country
Curling
Figure Skating
Freestyle Skiing
Ice Hockey
Skeleton
Short Track
Ski Jumping (don’t miss)
Speed Skating

Remember: The nightly prime-time telecasts will feature the most popular events; if you want to see some of the more unique/esoteric events, check out NBCSN, and the other networks (especially the Olympic Channel) which are available all day on air, online, and streaming. Some events at this Olympics have been delayed or postponed, especially the Alpine Skiing events, due to high winds, so NBC’s programming will shift accordingly. We follow everything via NBCSN since they tend to show it all.

 

The Fine Print: Photo embed courtesy of our friends at GettyImages.com who have the photographic history of the 20th and 21st century on file. This image has not been altered in any way. We thank them for sharing.  The Nightshift news site and Nightshift Sports are  continually evolving experiments in news communications and are productions of Perception Engineering and The Media Bunker. It’s rapid iteration. Thanks for reading. 


The Nightshift: 17 February 2018

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Good Afternoon, it’s Saturday, 17 February 2018,  and this is the Late Afternoon Edition of The Nightshift…

Lindsey Vonn did not make the podium in the Women’s Super G. She now looks ahead to the Women’s Downhill, which will be staged–winds permitting–on Wednesday or Thursday of next week. Nathan Chen threw six quads at his long program and Adam Rippon skated a precise and controlled routine, but neither of them made the podium in the men’s skating program.

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

Special Counsel Robert Mueller indicted 13 Russians for interfering with the 2016 Presidential election. President Trump’s response was to say “no collusion”. However, the bigger story is that Mueller’s indictment destroys the administration’s claim that Russian meddling was a “hoax”.  Why isn’t the President of the United States upset about attempts to undermine our democracy?

Today is National Random Acts of Kindness Day. Do something good and unexpected, for someone who is not expecting it. That’s the way it works.

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 1624 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 Winter Olympics: 16 February 2018 Schedule

Nightshift Sports:
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The following events are scheduled for today. Television coverage in the United States is via NBC and NBCSN; there is also coverage on the Olympic Channel, CNBC, and USA network (well done to NBC for putting all of this on air).Check your local listings as programming can vary due weather conditions and programming considerations. One more thing: the visual purity and graphics produced by NBC in support of their telecasts reached the level of broadcast art in last night’s coverage, with some of the most stunning picture framing, color saturation, and on-screen graphics of any Olympics. Very well done.

Alpine Skiing (scheduled but always tentative due to wind)
Cross Country
Curling
Figure Skating
Freestyle Skiing
Ice Hockey
Luge
Skeleton
Ski Jumping (don’t miss)
Snowboarding
Speed Skating

Remember: The nightly prime-time telecasts will feature the most popular events; if you want to see some of the more unique/esoteric events, check out NBCSN, and the other networks (especially the Olympic Channel) which are available all day on air, online, and streaming. Some events at this Olympics have been delayed or postponed, especially the Alpine Skiing events, due to high winds, so NBC’s programming will shift accordingly. We follow everything via NBCSN since they tend to show it all.

 

The Fine Print: Photo embed courtesy of our friends at GettyImages.com who have the photographic history of the 20th and 21st century on file. This image has not been altered in any way. We thank them for sharing.  The Nightshift news site and Nightshift Sports are  continually evolving experiments in news communications and are productions of Perception Engineering and The Media Bunker. It’s rapid iteration. Thanks for reading. 


The Winter Olympics: New York Times Coverage 16 February 2018

Nightshift Sports:

Our daily feed from the New York Times on the 2018 Winter Olympics.

Direct Link: NYT 2018 Winter Olympics Recap

The New York Times has been at this for quite a while  and their coverage is always great and often brilliant.

We’ll be putting up a link to their summary of coverage and news every day, to make it oh-so-easy for you to stay in touch with the games, the events, the winners and the losers.

To see just how good “old media” can be, we recommend that you read this article from the Times about augmented reality coverage and follow along. 

The Times posted a perma link to their AR site (use an iPhone, please )…. here it is: https://nyti.ms/2FN3peS

The Games are on. Get all the way into them.

 

 

 

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. 

 


The Winter Olympics: New York Times Coverage 15 February 2018

Nightshift Sports:

Our daily feed from the New York Times on the 2018 Winter Olympics.

Direct Link: New York Times Olympic Special Coverage

The New York Times has been at this for quite a while  and their coverage is always great and often brilliant.

We’ll be putting up a link to their summary of coverage and news every day, to make it oh-so-easy for you to stay in touch with the games, the events, the winners and the losers.

To see just how good “old media” can be, we recommend that you read this article from the Times about augmented reality coverage and follow along. 

The Times posted a perma link to their AR site (use an iPhone, please )…. here it is: https://nyti.ms/2FN3peS

The Games are on. Get all the way into them.

 

 

 

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. 

 


The Nightshift: 16 February 2018

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Good Morning, it’s Friday, 16 February 2018,  and this is the Morning Edition of The Nightshift.

The women’s slalom was staged yesterday at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics and if anything was a sure thing going into the contest–Mikeala Shiffrin would take the Gold–it was not at the end. Mikaela Shiffrin, currently the world’s very best slalom skier, had an uncharacteristic tentative first run and a not quite-fast-or-precise-enough second run and did not win a Gold Medal. She did not, in fact, even make the podium, finishing fourth. As one old basketball coach used to say–that’s why they play the game. Shiffrin owned it and said later that she was just too cautious on the first run. but that’s the way sports go…sometimes you have it, you feel it, and you play like a champion, and, 24 hours later, same sport, it’s not there and you don’t play up to your potential. Nathan Chen, touted as America’s next big thing in ice skating due to his pre-Olympic skating skills and mastery of the quad jump, fell and stumbled his way through the men’s short program last night and skated his way out of medal (and endorsement) contention. Adam Rippon, also on the U.S. Olympic Skating team and a bit unpublicized prior to the Olympics, put in a flawless short program and is in medal contention. The Lesson: pressure can upset the best in the sport and bring out amazing performances in those who might have been overlooked.That’s why they play the games……

Mitt Romney hopes to be back: he has announced he is running for the Senate from Utah, seeking Orin Hatch’s seat. Hatch has gone past his sell-by date and clearly lost his fastball in the last couple of years. Much better for everyone: trade a wallowing party-line hack for a real leader who can get good stuff done and hopefully stop bad stuff from gaining traction.

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

After the Parkland, Florida high school shootings, President Trump said that more efforts should be made to help those who have mental issues, but did not mention gun control as part of the solution to stopping mass shootings. The statement must have brought lots of comfort to gun owners.

Today is National Do A Grouch A Favor Day. We all know them, they need a favor (and probably a hug) today. It’s one way we can help.

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 1621 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 Winter Olympics: 15 February 2018 Schedule

Nightshift Sports:
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The following events are scheduled for today. Television coverage in the United States is via NBC and NBCSN; there is also coverage on the Olympic Channel, CNBC, and USA network (well done to NBC for putting all of this on air). U.S. skier Mikaela Shiffrin ran and won the Giant Slalom last night and is scheduled to run in the Slalom tonight, but remember that high winds that have hampered the entire Alpine skiing program.  We’re also waiting for the debut of Lindsey Vonn in this Olympics, in the Women’s Downhill. The Men’s Downhill was run last night with Gold and Silver medals won by members of the Norwegian Team.  Check your local listings as programming can vary due weather conditions and programming considerations.

Alpine Skiing (scheduled but always tentative due to wind)
Biathlon
Bobsled
Cross Country
Curling
Figure Skating
Freestyle Skiing
Ice Hockey
Luge
Nordic Combined (don’t miss this one)
Skeleton
Ski Jumping (another one not to miss)
Snowboarding
Speed Skating

Remember: The nightly prime-time telecasts will feature the most popular events; if you want to see some of the more unique/esoteric events, check out NBCSN, which is available all day on air, online, and streaming. Some events at this Olympics have been delayed or postponed, especially the Alpine Skiing events, due to high winds, so NBC’s programming will shift accordingly. We follow everything via NBCSN since they tend to show it all.

 

The Fine Print: Photo embed courtesy of our friends at GettyImages.com who have the photographic history of the 20th and 21st century on file. This image has not been altered in any way. We thank them for sharing.  The Nightshift news site and Nightshift Sports are  continually evolving experiments in news communications and are productions of Perception Engineering and The Media Bunker. It’s rapid iteration. Thanks for reading. 


The Nightshift: 15 February 2018

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Good Morning, it’s Thursday, 15 February 2018,  and this is the Morning Edition of The Nightshift.

Finally. The Winter Olympics managed to stage some alpine contests yesterday. Mikaela Shriffin, America’s young skiing star, lived up to her advance billing and won the Gold Medal in Giant Slalom. Her first of two runs was smooth and perfectly judged, as she took second place after the first round. Her final run was typical Mikaela, pushing out the boundaries and taking chances, to deliver the fastest run and take home the gold medal. Shiffrin is scheduled to run in the slalom–her specialty–tonight.

Aksel Svindal and Kjetil Jansrud of Norway’s “attacking Vikings” downhill team, won gold and silver, respectively, in the Men’s Downhill, which was finally staged after days of postponement.

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

Again. Nicholas Cruz, a 19 year from Parkland, Florida, returned to the high school from which he was expelled for “disciplinary reasons” last year, and shot and killed 17 people, three adults and fourteen students, some as young as 14 years old. Cruz has been arrested and charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder. When are these types of uniquely-American events going to stop?

Today is National Gumdrop Day. Eat as many as you want; just don’t drop them 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 1618 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.