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Good morning, it’s Sunday, 31 December 2017 and this is an abbreviated Morning Edition of The Nightshift (the Media Bunker staff is taking an extended weekend off) and the last edition of 2017. It’s been quite a year and quite an experiment in journalism.
A massive cold wave is covering much of the United States with bitterly frosty weather. In New York City, the annual New Year’s Celebration in Times Square is expected to be the second coldest one in recorded history for the event. Wrap the pipes, stay warm, and be careful if you venture out in very cold weather–especially at night after the partying has started.
The rest of the New Year’s holiday offers plenty of bowl games–including the National College Football Championship playoff games (Clemson vs. Alabama; Oklahoma vs. Georgia)tomorrow. In yesterday’s games, Memphis State topped Louisville (31-27); it was Wisconsin over University of Miami (34-24);Penn State beat Washington (35-28); Iowa State won against Memphis 21-20; and USC got walloped by Ohio State (24-7). All in all some great college games on Saturday, with more coming up Monday (Michigan vs. South Carolina; Auburn vs. UCF). Also today: the last regular season games of the NFL schedule.
The front pages (and sometimes more) of the world’s great English language newspapers are linked below.
Today is New Year’s Eve and also National Champagne Day. Seems only natural that they go together.
Enjoy the day and the weekend with your family, your friends, and your pets. And…do one random act of kindness because…t’is the season.
Happy New Year, and Best Wishes to all who have checked into The Nightshift in 2017.
Going, going, gone: Still in the Holiday mood? Our annual Christmas music playlist is on Spotify…just type http://sptfy.com/12dC into your browser and you’ve got music to get you through all your projects and the last days of 2017. The list will be taken down on the first day of January, 2018.
Please check out the CNN “text news” site, which is much faster than their full multi-media site. It’s below at the end of the links.
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)
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
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