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 Saturday, 8 April 2017, and this is the Morning Edition of The Nightshift, the world’s overnight news feed.
Other than rhetoric, little tangible fallout from the cruise missile strike on Syria’s chemical war fare air base. But it’s early. The Russians are, reportedly, pist.
Neil Gorsuch was confirmed for the U.S. Supreme Court when the Republicans played the so-called “nuclear option”. There’ll be long term effects in Congress and on the court as a result. The U.S. Jobless rate is at a 10 year low(4.5%) but the new jobs created only totaled 98,000. A bit of a miss match. Now you know why so many leaders of the Fed have Nobel Prizes in Economics…they’ll have to figure out what’s really happening.
And, in the news-that-affects-you-that-you-might-not-even-be-aware-of category, Neil Hunt, the architect behind Netflix’s streaming service, is leaving the company after 18 years. Think he’ll have a few good job options? You Betcha. He did a great job deploying some rather amazing technology that works very seamlessly. Well done, Mr. Hunt.
There are four leaders at The Masters golf tournament as Round 3 starts. Charley Hoffman, Thomas Pieters, Rickie Fowler and Sergio Garcia are all atop the leaderboard. Other crowd favorites, including Freddie Couples, Phil Mickelson, Rory McIleroy and Jordan Spieth are within striking distance. Saturday’s always a great day at The Masters but the key is to be in position to contend for the win on Sunday. Should be a classic.
Also in sports, there’s sports car racing in Long Beach, California today. We’ll have a post later this morning to set the mood.
Editor/writer/TV personality/producer yada yada yada Glenn O’Brien died in New York at age 70 of complications from pneumonia. O’Brien was one of Andy Warhol’s original crew and had quite a fascinating life and career. He will be missed–even if you don’t live in New York, O’Brien probably reached you in one way or another.
Catch up on the news in the rest of the world by reading the front pages of the World’s Greatest newspapers.
Today, we added the English language edition of Sputnik, a Russian newspaper that is used to voice the Kremlin’s thoughts on world news. We added Sputnik because of all the intense debate about Russian hacking/collusion in the last U.S.election and also for the very simple reason that it’s very good form to know what the other side thinks. As the Media Bunker clicked through all of the great newspaper front pages this morning, one thought rose to the top: the newspaper resources below are very, very valuable and informative in today’s world. Take advantage (and pass it on…we need the audience).
The International Headlines are all at your fingertips. Have a great week.
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)
The Jerusalem Post (Jerusalem)
The Japanese Times (Tokyo)
The Buenas Aires Herald (Buenas Aires)
The Sidney Morning Herald (Sidney)
Deadline Hollywood (Hollywood)
FiveThirtyEight (New York City)
Politico (Washington, DC)
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