The Nightshift: 10 July 2017

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

The world fallout continues from American performance and leadership at the G20 Summit. Best to read the rest of the world’s take on the past week’s international gathering of leaders by reading the front pages of the World’s Greatest newspapers. Sobering.

The International Headlines are all at your fingertips.

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 1236 for this site. The Nightshift is a continually experiment in news communications. This month, comments on the world’s news have been (severely) limited and a photo of one important story of the day is included. It’s all in rapid iteration. Thanks for reading. Now–catch up on the world. 


The Tour de France: Stage 9

Nightshift Sports: 

Australian contender Richie Porte suffered a serious crash on the descent from Mont de Chat during stage 9 of the Tour. Porte broke both his collarbone and pelvis, was immediately hospitalized and is out of the Tour for 2017. Catch up on the Tour with our direct link to the Tour de France website.

Monday, July 10th, is a rest day for the tour. The event resumes on Tuesday, July 11th.

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The Nightshift: 9 July 2017

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

Today the Tour de France enters Stage 9 of that great cross continent event; Wimbledon is taking it’s traditional mid-tournament Sunday break; and the Grand Prix of Austria runs this morning.

Finally, today is National Sugar Cookie Day. Have a few with a nice cold glass of milk.

The morning is on and now’s the perfect time to catch up on the news in the rest of the world by reading the front pages of the World’s Greatest newspapers.

The International Headlines are all at your fingertips.

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 1232 for this site. The Nightshift is a continually experiment in news communications. This month, comments on the world’s news have been (severely) limited and a photo of one important story of the day is included. It’s all in rapid iteration. Thanks for reading. Now–catch up on the world. 


The Tour De France: Stage 8

Nightshift Sports: 

A young Frenchman won the 8th stage of the Tour de France today. Liliane Calmejean surprised everyone in the peloton–including perhaps even himself–with a Stage 8 win, which was contested over the Dole/Station de Rousses route. Calmejean suffered some cramping in the later stages of the route, but managed to hang on for a very impressive win.

Use our direct link to the Tour de France website (it’s in English) to get details on today’s Stage 8 race and a preview of tomorrow’s stage 9. And don’t forget to check out the site for complete information on tv and streaming coverage–today’s television coverage was sensational.

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Wimbledon: Day 6 Results, Day 7 Schedule

Nightshift Sports:

Wimbledon has finished it’s first full week of scheduled play and will take a break tomorrow (Sunday). Play will resume on Monday, July 10th. Use our direct link to the Official Wimbledon Website to get full results, highlights, and next week’s schedule.

 

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The Nightshift: 8 July 2017

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

Today is National chocolate with almonds day–a rather lighthearted vacation from all that’s going on in our world.

The morning is on and now’s the perfect time to catch up on the news in the rest of the world by reading the front pages of the World’s Greatest newspapers.

The International Headlines are all at your fingertips.

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 1232 for this site. The Nightshift is a continually experiment in news communications. This month, comments on the world’s news have been (severely) limited and a photo of one important story of the day is included. It’s all in rapid iteration. Thanks for reading. Now–catch up on the world. 


The Tour De France: Stage 7

Nightshift Sports:

The 2017 edition of the Tour has now completed its 7th stage; the race will continue until 23 July 2017, when it ends with the traditional final stage down the Champs Elysees in Paris. Check the latest results for today’s stage and get a preview of what to expect (and where to watch) tomorrow’s race by using our direct link to the Official Tour de France Website.  

Tomorrow’s network coverage should be superb; take advantage of it.

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The Tour de France, 2017 edition, has now completed 7 stages. The race will run until July 23rd, when it ends with the traditional closing down the Champs Elysees in Paris. Catch up on today’s results and get a preview of tomorrow’s action by clinking our direct link to the Tour de France website.

Wimbledon: Day 5 Results, Day 6 Schedule

Nightshift Sports:

The first five days of the Wimbledon Championships are over. But there’s plenty more to come. Catch up on who’s moving on and what to expect tomorrow by using our direct link to the Official Wimbledon site, produced/powered by IBM.

 

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The Secret Season of Summer Sports


Nightshift Sports:

Unless you follow the “minor sports” closely, you may not be aware that we are passing through international sports’ greatest season: that stretch of time that runs from the middle of June until the end of July. During this short, approximately forty-five day period at the beginning of summer, three of the world’s greatest sporting events take place: The Championships Wimbledon (best known simply as “Wimbledon”), the greatest grass court tennis tournament in the world and one of the four “Majors” in tennis (the other three are the Australian, French, and U.S. Opens):  The Open,  better known in the U.S. as “The British Open”, the four day golf tournament that is one of golf’s four majors) The Masters, the U.S. Open and the PGA, are golf’s other three but maybe the British Open is the most prestigious since the tournament is staged in the country where golf was invented; and the Tour De France , the world’s greatest bike race and, depending on  enforcement standards of the officials, the world’s greatest mobile chemical test ground, allegedly.

In America, this time of the year—before the major league baseball playoffs and the start of the college and pro football season—is sometimes looked on as the doldrums of sports, but a little bit of perspective would reveal that during this short period of time, three world class events in sports are contested and decided, and, even better, the coverage for all three is superb. Wimbledon is a two-week tournament and you can arguably see more matches with better viewpoints by watching it on TV, where the tournament is broadcast both during the day and at night in prime time. The British Open golf tournament is only four days long, but the coverage is always spectacular and even if the courses don’t look much like what the PGA tour typically plays on (they are links courses and require a different style of play), the traditions of that particular tournament are very, very special, and this year will be even more special because it’s going to be played at Royal Birkdale and the field has some terrific contenders: Spieth, McIlroy, Johnson, Day, Mickelson(what a show he put on in 2016).

The Tour de France is another of the great French endurance events—it ranks up there with the French Open (played on clay), which is, to some extent, endurance tennis; the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the world’s greatest sports car endurance race; and the legendary, fearsome, Vendēe Globe, (staged once every four years) which is a simple enough challenge: once around the globe, solo, non-stop, without assistance. Did I mention it was a sailing race?

Everyone of these events is a test of athleticism, intelligence, courage, and drive. Those are among the many reasons we watch as the world’s greatest go at it for a shot at immortality. Wimbledon is fourteen days of tennis on treacherous, fast, grass courts. The British Open is four days of golf on treacherous, windy, often rainy, links golf courses. The  Tour De France?  That’s 21 stages of racing over 23 days on a course that ambles through the mountains and valleys and plains of primarily France (but other countries get in on the act as well), covering some 2200 miles. On a bike. In competition. Against the clock.

The French love for endurance and extreme endurance races is worthy of further coverage, but for today, the statement that the French do endurance racing in more different forms and competitions than anyone else will have to suffice.

The point of this post is simple: the part of the year that you thought might be bereft of great sports events to watch is actually one of the very best times of the year, if you’re paying attention (and modern technology, streaming, and apps make it oh-so-simple to stay tuned in).  There’s a lot of coverage, the production quality is great, and it’s all very compelling. Like most things in life, all that is required to appreciate the season is a slight change in attitude (and channels).

To get you in the mood, here’s a ClickPak of resources, background, articles, and videos on Sports Greatest Season.

Wimbledon   (source: Wimbledon.com)

A collection of videos from the  Wimbledon Championships

Wimbledon in Print (source: NY Times)

Collection of articles from The Times on Wimbledon

The British Open

A documentary on the British Open

The Tour De France (source: The Telegraph)

Great text guide to the Tour de France

 

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The Nightshift: 7 July 2017

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Good Morning, it’s Friday, 7 July 2017 and this is the Mid-day edition of The Nightshift, the world’s overnight news feed.

Today is National Father-Daughter Take a Walk Day.

The morning is on and now’s the perfect time to catch up on the news in the rest of the world by reading the front pages of the World’s Greatest newspapers.

The International Headlines are all at your fingertips.

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 1228 for this site. The Nightshift is a continually experiment in news communications. This month, comments on the world’s news have been (severely) limited and a photo of one important story of the day is included. It’s all in rapid iteration. Thanks for reading. Now–catch up on the world.