Wednesday, February 28, 2018

FEB 28, 2018 - 1:00 PM ET - 10 BRIEF NEWS ITEMS, 8 PHOTOS & 5 VIDEOS

I'm going to start publishing all my posts between 1:00 and 4:00 PM. 

If I'm late with one, I'll publish it the next day in the same time frame as above.

Thanks. Forrest. 


*"Pizza Hut is the new official pizza of the NFL after Papa John's slices its 

sponsorship deal." By JAKE BECKER. FEB 28, 2018 | 7:00 AM.

"Pizza Hut is now the new official pizza of the NFL, taking the place of Papa 

John's." (Larry Smith / TNS).

*"There’s A Much Safer IV Liquid Than Saline, Suggests New Study. "Internal 

medicine physicians tend to use saline while anesthesiologists and surgeons tend 

to use balanced fluids more."

Saline has been the most widely used fluid in the United States despite evidence 

of it being potentially harmful to kidneys, especially when great amounts are 

used. Other solutions include saline, but they also contain potassium and other 


28 February 2018, 7:27 am EST. By Carl Velasco.

"There might be a better alternative than saline in IV bags. A new research says 

that using balanced fluids in IV therapies could lead to less deaths and cases of 

kidney damage.  ( Boris Horvat | AFP/Getty Images.

*"Vero app: What to know about the small but growing Facebook challenger.

Brett Molina. Published 2:25 p.m. ET, Feb. 27, 2018 | Updated 7:00 p.m. ET. Feb. 

27, 2018.

"Mark Zuckerberg says recent changes have reduced the amount of time users 

spend on Facebook by 50 million hours each day, but those changes aren't the 

only reasons, according to users."

"A screenshot of the social app Vero." (Photo: Vero).

*On Google's search page today: "This Black History Month, learn about writer 

and activist Frederick Douglass." Click on "learn about writer and activist 

Frederick Douglass."


*"Elvis Presley seeking congressional seat in Arkansas. Feb. 27 (UPI) -- The race 

for an Arkansas congressional seat is getting "All Shook Up" with the entrance of 

a new candidate: Elvis Presley.

Elvis D. Presley, a sometime impersonator of Elvis A. Presley who legally 

changed his name to that of the late King of Rock 'n' Roll, has filed to run against 

Rep. Rick Crawford, R-Ark., as the Libertarian nominee."

By Ben Hooper.  Feb. 27, 2018 at 2:13 PM. Follow @oddnewsupi.

"An Elvis impersonator who legally changed his name to match the King is 

running for congress in Arkansas."

Photo courtesy of the Pulaski County Libertarian Party.

 *"Online Retailing Sparks Historic U.S. Warehouse Growth. Online retailing is 

reshaping the U.S. economy in its own image. The latest evidence: An 

unprecedented wave of industrial and warehouse construction projects 

nationwide sprouting up near airports and interstate highways.

In an era when delivery to the doorstep is measured in hours rather than days, 

demand for U.S. industrial park and warehouse space is booming nationwide."

(Nick Ansell/AP). By Gary Greenberg.  Tuesday, 27 Feb 2018, 03:53 PM.

© 2018 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

*"The crown prince of Saudi Arabia is giving his country shock therapy. In a 

wide-ranging late-night interview at his palace here, Saudi Arabia’s young Crown 

Prince Mohammed bin Salman described a new wave of reforms as part of the 

“shock” therapy needed to modernize the kingdom’s cultural and political life."

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia. By David Ignatius, opinion writer February 27 at 7:37 PM.

"Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman." (Bandar Algaloud/Saudi 

Royal Court via Reuters).

*"Risky dinner: Foraging for food under the frozen sea ice. For a few days each 

year, Inuits in northern Canada risk their lives to gather mussels under the 

frozen sea ice. But it's dangerous - the tide is only out for 45 minutes and the ice 

could collapse on them at any moment."

*" February 27, 2018. West Virginia Teachers Strike Redefines Teacher 

Unionism. Every public school in the state is closed for a fourth day as thousands 

of teachers demand better pay, pensions, and healthcare. TRNN speaks to Dale 

Lee, president of the West Virginia Education Association, and union activist Lois 


*"Congress is chewing over several gun proposals. What’s really possible?

Feb 27, 2018, 6:50 pm EST.

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