The Nightshift: 1 January 2018

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Good morning, it’s Monday, 1 January 2018 and this is an abbreviated Morning Edition of The Nightshift (the Media Bunker staff is taking an extended weekend off) and the first edition of 2018.
The world switched years last night, as millions of people all over the globe celebrated the end of 2017 and the arrival of 2018. No matter where you are or what you do, make 2018 a personal best.Perhaps the world’s most famous New Year’s Eve celebration, the one that takes place in Times Square in New York City, went off without a hitch, amid very cold temperatures and very strict security.
Today is huge day in college football, with the national championship semi-finals to be played in the afternoon and evening. Alabama will play Clemson in the Sugar Bowl (New Orleans) and Oklahoma will face off against Georgia in the Rose Bowl (Pasadena). Also not to be missed: the NHL’s Winter Classic, played outside at CITI Stadium in New York this year,pits the New York Rangers against the Buffalo Sabres. It’s one of the great sporting events of the year (even if you don’t like hockey, you should tune is a classic).
The front pages (and sometimes more) of the world’s great English language newspapers are linked below.
Today is New Year’s Day and also National Bloody Mary Day (also National Hangover Day, so one of these three should work for you).
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: Our annual Holiday playlist has been taken down. We thank our friends at Spotify for hosting it. The next playlist will be posted for Valentines 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) (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: Image 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 1543  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.

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