Good morning, it’s Monday, 8 January 2018 and this is an abbreviated Morning Edition of The Nightshift .
Welcome to 2018.
The Golden Gloves awards ceremony held last in Hollywood was a celebration of the burgeoning #MeToo anti-sexual harassment movement. Gone were the colorful gowns of years past on the red carpet; in their place, everyone wore black, men and women alike. “The Handmaid’s Tale” and “Little Big Lies” took home lots of awards and Oprah Winfrey won the Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award. Oprah gave rousing, near-campaign-style speech about women’s rights and equal rights, sparking increased talk that she should run for the Presidency. Get the mood and spirit of the event by watching Seth Meyer’s opening monologue (above), easily the most entertaining presentation of the evening. Click here for a complete list of winners.
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American skier Mikaela Shiffrin again showed the Alpine world why she is the best female skier on the planet, winning both the Giant Slalom (not her speciality) and the slalom (her specialty) at this past weekend’s World Cup races. Shiffrin has now won 40 World Cup races at the very tender age of 22.
The Saints beat the Panthers and the Jaguars topped the Bills in NFL Wild Card playoff games.
There is talk in Washington that the Presidents lawyers are talking to Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team about a possible interview with the President. At this stage, it’s no more than discussion.
Tonight: the college football game that America has waited an entire year to see: Alabama vs. Georgia (both SEC teams) for the National Championship. The game will be played in Atlanta (appropriately for two deep South teams) in the new Mercedes-Benz stadium. Will the game live up to the Georgia/Oklahoma semi-final playoff game, one of the very best college football games ever? Tune in and find out.
Today is National Clean Off Your Desk Day. Hop to it.
What we’re listening to in the Media Bunker: The First Day compilation on Spotify.
The front pages (and sometimes more) of the world’s great English language newspapers are linked below.
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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