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Good morning, it’s Sunday, 28 January 2018 and this is the Morning Edition of The Nightshift.
Welcome to 2018.
The Nightshift is moving to a more streamlined format to accommodate a slate of new Media Bunker projects.
A legend. Roger Federer won the Australian Open, besting Marin Cilic 6-2, 6-7, 6-3, 3-6, 6-1 in a five set match that gave Federer his 20th Grand Slam title. Combined with 40 year old Tom Brady heading back to the Super Bowl, are we living in the age of longevity for our top athletes? The answer is an unqualified “yes”.
Saudi Prince Alaweed bin Talal, has been released from detention (he was being held in the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Riyadh) after two months. Prince Alaweed was rounded up in a corruption sweep orchestrated by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman; the billionaire Prince Alaweed is considered Saudi Arabia’s most successful investor and an international businessman who is widely regarded throughout the world. Does his release signal a return to internal moderation for Saudi Arabia? Who knows, but the Kingdom is facing a turbulent future as its’ single-source economy, based on oil, starts to fade while other countries oil output–specifically that of the United States and Russia–continue to rise.
The Daily Grope: American actor Jeremy Piven has been accused by three women of inappropriate behavior.
The Grammy Awards are tonight. Expect politically charged speeches.
Ingvar Kamprad, the billionaire (and justifiably so) founder of Swedish furniture chain IKEA has died at the age of 91. No word yet on whether his family will have to assemble his coffin.
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We also lost legendary cartoonist Mort Walker, the creator of Beetle Bailey. Mort Walker was 94.
Today is National Fun at Work Day. Notice that it’s on a Sunday, when most of us are not at work (except for the Media Bunker team). Does that tell you something?
The Detroit Auto Show has unveiled a host of new vehicles–most of them SUVs–in a show that has been heralded as one of the last celebrations of the automobile culture as we know it.
What we’re listening to in the Media Bunker: The First Day compilation on Spotify, curated by our music editor/producer/consultant DJ Tschugge.
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.
A new link to the Boston Globe newspaper has been added.
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 Boston Globe (Boston)
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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