The Nightshift: 29 October 2017

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Good Afternoon, it’s Sunday, 29 October 2017 and this is the afternoon edition of The Nightshift.

The Dodgers beat the Astros on Saturday by the score of 6-2 in the 2017 World Series. The series is now tied at 2 games apiece. The next game is Sunday (29 October 2017) night.

Today is National Cat Day. The Meo Mix is in the utility room.

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: The Nightshift is a production of Perception Engineering and The Media Bunker. This post is number 1417  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: 28 October 2017

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Good Morning, it’s Saturday, 28 October 2017 and this is the afternoon edition of The Nightshift.

Sources say that the Russian hacking/collusion investigations lead by Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller are about to release their first indictment. The indictment is expected to be revealed this coming week.

The Houston Astros beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-3 last night in a game played in Houston. The Astros now lead the series 2 games to 1. The next game is tonight in Houston.

Today is National Chocolate Day. How convenient–so close to Halloween.

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: 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 1416  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: 27 October 2017

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Good Morning, it’s Friday, 27 October 2017 and this is the morning edition of The Nightshift.

The White House and the Republican majority are pushing hard for tax reform. One problem: no one has actually seen the plan yet. That could slow things down.

The Daily Grope: Knight Landesman, the publisher of the highly influential magazine Artforum, has resigned over sexual harassment allegations. He was accused in a lawsuit filed by nine different women.

Documents from the investigation of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy that have been kept from the public since the 1960s have been released. Expect a new set of conspiracy theories.

The Houston Astros and the Los Angeles Dodgers resume play in the 2017 World Series tonight. The Series is tied 1-1.

Today is National American Beer Day. What’ll you have for the game tonight?

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: 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 1415  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.


Breaking News: New York Yankees Manager Joe Girardi Will Not Be Back

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Joe Girardi, the manager of the New York Yankees baseball team, will not be back for another season. Girardi won a championship in 2009, and was 910-710 in ten seasons. He is one of three baseball managers fired after the 2017 playoffs. Dusty Baker of the Washington Nationals was let go as was the Boston Red Sox John Farrell. The message: win or go home.

 

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The Nightshift: 26 October 2017

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Good Morning, it’s Thursday, 26 October 2017 and this is the morning edition of The Nightshift.

The Houston Astros won the second game of the World Series, beating the Los Angeles Dodgers 7-6 in an 11 inning, 4 hour game, that produced a total of 8 home runs. It has been called the most exciting World Series game of all time. The Series is now tied at 1-1;  the teams play again Friday night in Houston.

The Daily Grope: Mark Halperin, journalist and author and long-time contributor to MSNBC (and in particular, the Morning Joe show on that channel) is out at MSNBC after CNN published a report that he sexually harassed women years ago when he was the political director at the ABC network. In other Grope news, Colony Capital will not proceed with a planned cash infusion into The Weinstein Company. The fallout from the allegations against Harvey Weinstein continue to damage the company. Can it survive? Probably not.

Today is National Pumpkin Day. Only a few more days and the Great Pumpkin himself will arrive. (It’s also National Tennessee Day so our best to the folks in the Volunteer State).

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: 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 1414 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.


Transitions: Fats Domino (1928-2017)

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He had one of the greatest names in music–Antoine “Fats” Domino--and he was early into the game and making R&B and rock & roll history before most of us were out of grade school. Born and raised in New Orleans, French Creole by background, Fats had five gold records before 1955. Among his hits were “Ain’t that a Shame”, “Blueberry Hill”, “Walking to New Orleans”. He is considered one of the most influential musicians in American history, won a National Medal of the Arts, was one of the first inductees into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, picked up a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1987 and was loved by everyone from The Beatles to Elvis and Norah Jones. Fats was important enough to music that Paul McCartney wrote a tribute to him.

Domino had a very unique style of music, part bar room, part boogie woogie, part R&B and part Rock&Roll and it was his combination of all these elements, and the flow through him and his music of of the spiritual/musical gumbo that is New Orleans that created an early, important, and key figure in the development of American music. He was, in short, an original in both music and personality. Domino hated to travel (he said he couldn’t get any food that he liked) and toured very little in the later stages of his life; his royalty income from recordings supported him. He did record and if you paid close attention, you could find him playing in New Orleans–almost always at the New Orleans Jazz Festival.

Fats was a home boy, and he liked to live, eat, play and perform in NOLA. During Hurricane Katrina, Domino refused to leave his home, worried about the condition of his wife, who was very ill. The house  flooded rather severely  and Domino dropped out of communication for several days, leading the news to report that he had passed away.

He did not. Fats resurfaced, and recorded an album, Alive and Kickin  (a bit of a nudge back to the press that had declared him gone)to benefit a New Orleans foundation for indigent musicians. There will be a lot of tributes to Fats over the next few days, but the very best way to appreciate him is to listen to music; use this link from the Los Angeles Times to hear their selection of his best songs. 

Fats Domino, who was humble and shy, never received all of the acclaim he was due but you can get an idea of the true importance of the man by clicking to this  story from NPR. 

And, one last tribute–a short video of Fats performing in 2007, right after Katrina. This particular video is included because of the sound quality, but the video is also pretty good and it’s got some interviews that are fun. Bump it to the flat screen and turn it up. It’s good music and it’ll take you right into the amazing world of Antoine “Fats” Domino.

Thanks, Fats, for the memories and the music.

 

The Fine Print: Video embed courtesy of our friends at YouTube, who probably have what you’re looking for in video, no matter what you’re looking for. This video is from a DVD and documentary on Domino; this particular selection came from a concert for Tipitina’s Foundation, which supports New Orleans musicians. The cut is titled “Walking Back to New Orleans”. All rights belong to the respective rights holders and we thank them (and our friends at YouTube) for sharing. Turn it up. 


“Quality is everyone’s job…”

--W. Edward Deming, iconic management consultant

The Nightshift: 25 October 2017

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Good Morning, it’s Wednesday, 25 October 2017 and this is the morning edition of The Nightshift.

Senator Jeff Flake (R-Arizona) has announced that he will not seek re-election in the 2018 elections. Flake made the announcement in a scathing speech delivered on the Senate floor, in which he denounced in very strong terms the leadership and character of President Trump. Flake joins Senator Bob Corker (R-Tennessee), who had previously announced that he would not seek re-election and who is also a blistering critic of the President. The question now: how many other republicans will break from the ineffectual “Republican pack” and try to get the government headed in the right direction.

The Washington Post has reported that the Clinton campaign and the DNC participated in the funding of the scandalous “Trump Dossier”. Another Washington hot mess, this time coming from the Democrats.

Mike Pence has cast a vote breaking a tie to enable repeal of a banking rule that would allow class action suits against banks and credit cards instead of forcing plaintiffs to go to mandatory arbitration. The repeal of the law was good news for financial institutions, bad news for consumers.

The Daily Grope: Leon Weiseltier, an editor at The New Republic, admitted to inappropriate behavior while working at that publication and paid an immediate and heavy price: a new publication he was planning, backed by Laurene Powell Jobs, the widow of Apple Computer founder Steve Jobs, and funded through her Emerson Collective for-profit organization, lost the funding and the plug has been pulled on the enterprise, effectively killing it.

The Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Houston Astros 3-1 last night in one of the shortest World Series games on record. The teams play again tonight in Los Angeles.

Today is National Greasy Food Day. Can’t eat healthy all the time–pass the burgers.

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: 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 1411 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: 24 October 2017

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Good Morning, it’s Tuesday, 24 October 2017 and this is the morning edition of The Nightshift.

There is speculation that Chinese Leader Xi Jinping, who has not yet named a successor, may try to stay on after his second 5 year term is completed, raising the specter of another Mao-like leader for powerful Asian country.

The Republicans are talking up their new tax bill, despite the fact that the bill has not actually been seen in final (or proposed) written form. One of the very difficult parts of the tax bill is the proposed elimination of local and state taxes as a deduction; for states the lean heavily on real estate taxes to fund their state government, the elimination of this deduction would be disastrous for both state governments and homeowners.

The Daily Grope: Former Fox TV personality Bill O’Reilly was blasted yesterday by Megyn Kelly, on her new NBC show, who contradicted O’Reilly’s claim that no one complained about alleged sexual abuse to Fox management. O’Reilly disingenuously continues to evoke his children as a reason no one should talk about his past settlement issues and portrays himself as a victim. Meanwhile, a Miramax assistant working in London claims that Weinstein sexually harassed her, in a story reported by The Hollywood Reporter. The mess continues.

The baseball World Series begins today in Los Angeles, with the Los Angeles Dodgers hosting the Houston Astros for the first two games. The weather could be factor: it’s expected to be in the high 90s at game time, unseasonably hot for Los Angeles.

Today is National Food Day. What’s on your plate?

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: 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 1410 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.


TIME Magazine’s 15 Most Influential Websites

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What sites have the most influence and power on the internet?

Learn what TIME magazine has to say. Click this link to their 15 Most Influential Websites. 

To make the list more interesting, compare their list with your own influentials and see how it all compares.