Editor’s Note: The Nightshift will be published in abbreviated form for the next couple of weeks due to outside scheduling commitments. Weekend editions will be full-pack, but weekday commentary will be very streamlined.
Good Morning, It’s Wednesday, 5 April 2017, and this is the Morning Edition of The Nightshift, the world’s overnight news feed.
Syria used chemical weapons in an attack that killed dozens of people in their ongoing Middle East conflict. President Donald Trump will meet this week with Chinese President Xi Jinping at Mar-A-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida. No doubt, North Korean’s continuing militancy (they tested another rocket Tuesday) will be on the agenda. Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo, often injured in the last few years, is retiring from football to become a broadcaster on NFL games with CBS. He will replace Phil Simms, who won two Super Bowls as QB of the NY Giants and who has been with the network for years; in broadcasting, new is always better than old. Amazon will stream Thursday night NFL games; the rights were obtained in a new $50M deal. It’s another sign that “cord cutters” are influencing broadcasting programming.
The Masters golf tournament is this week; tournament play starts tomorrow (Thursday). Susan Rice, an advisor for former President Obama, is now the center of attention in the “unmasking” controversy that is inciting loose lips on Capital Hill; just another distraction on the long road to the bottom of the Russia hacking investigation.
The retail fashion business continues its downward spiral: Ralph Lauren has announced he will close his flagship 5th Avenue store as part of a large reorganization of the business that will cost the company over $300 million. Apparently, even timeless style can run out of time.
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The Fine Print: The Nightshift is a production of Perception Engineering and The Media Bunker. This post is number 1052 for this site. Thanks for reading. Now–catch up on the world.