Friday, March 2, 2018

MAR 2, 2018 - 1:00 PM ET - 10 BRIEF NEWS ITEMS, 10 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.

I have driving duties today, so I'm posting a little early.

Thanks. Forrest. 


*"Short film featuring deaf child actress receives Oscar nomination. The Silent 

Child" received an Oscar nomination for best short film on Tuesday. The film 

stars six-year-old Maisie Sly."

*"Putin Boasts Russian Military Tech With Animation of Florida Nuke. Florida's in 

the crosshairs of Russia's beefed-up nuclear weaponry.

During his annual address to Russia's Parliament, President Vladimir Putin rolled 

out a video hyping the nation's military tech that featured multiple nuclear 

warheads streaking through space before raining down on what appears to be 

the outline of Florida, CNN reported. One CNN analyst said the video had a target 

audience of one: President Donald Trump, whose home-away-from-home is in 


"I do think Vladimir Putin was speaking to one audience," national security 

analyst Samantha Vinograd said. "It wasn't anyone in Russia. It was Donald 


By Cathy Burke. Thursday, 01 Mar 2018, 05:52 PM.

(Yuri Kadobnov/Getty Images)

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*"What the world’s largest family tree tells us about marriage and death in the 

West. 13 million strong. The largest family tree to date — which includes 13 

million people going back 11 generations and 500 years — provides new insights 

about marriage and death, and it all comes from public data.

The tree was created by a team led by Yaniv Erlich, a Columbia University 

computer scientist who is also chief science officer at the genealogy company 

MyHeritage. Erlich’s team downloaded 86 million public profiles from the 

ancestry site (which is owned by MyHeritage).

By Angela Chen@chengela. Mar 1, 2018, 1:55 pm EST.

"Researchers used genealogical records to trace the last 500 years of Western 

marriage and migration patterns and show that the genetic basis of longevity is 

lower than many have suggested."

Image: MyHeritage and Columbia University.

*On Google's search page today: "Holi 2018."


Indian festival.

"Holi is an Indian spring festival celebrated in the Indian subcontinent specially 

in North India, also known as the "festival of colours". Wikipedia

Observances: Festival of Colors Trending.

Type of holiday: Religious celebration.

Featured in religions: Hinduism.

2016 Date: March 24, 2016.

Date: per Hindu calendar.

*"The trending and weird news, videos everyone will be talking about today: 

OMG. Asbury Park Press. Published 6:17 a.m. ET. March 1, 2018 | Updated 6:21 

a.m. ET, March 1, 2018.

"This pig has a passion for paint. But don't be fooled... she's no struggling artist." 


*"One-minute World News.

Watch the latest news summary from BBC World News. International news 

updated 24 hours a day."

*"Google launched a simple browser-based sequencer for making music. Meet 

Song Maker. Chrome Music Lab has launched a new music creation tool called 

Song Maker. A browser-based experience, Song Maker is a sequencer that allows 

you to program loops for two different instruments of your choosing, then save it 

or send to someone else for collaboration."

By Dani Deahl@danideahl  Mar 1, 2018, 3:18 pm EST.

Image: Google.

*"KFC forced to close because it ran out of chicken.

Last week, the fried chicken chain was forced to close hundreds of its stores in 

the UK after catastrophic delivery problems left them without any chicken.

Suppliers have been told to bypass the DHL logistics warehouse in Rugby – 

where the problems stem – and deliver the ingredients straight to branches.

Suppliers have been told to bypass the DHL logistics warehouse in Rugby – 

where the problems stem – and deliver the ingredients straight to branches."

By Hollie Borland. The Sun.

"While 95 percent of the chain’s restaurants in the UK are back up and running, 

some of them are serving a limited menu and the popular side is nowhere to be 

seen for some." (iStock).

*"Australian swimmer: 99-year-old 'breaks world record.' Taking on a swimming 

world record is no easy feat, but try doing that when you're nearly a century old 

like George Corones." Corones 'quite delighted' by achievement."

*"This nonprofit quenches a community’s thirst for clean, reliable water

World Mar 1, 2018. 2:19 PM EST. By — Larisa Epatko.

Larisa Epatko. 

"A woman in Arani district in rural Bolivia washes her clothes in a newly 

constructed clean water system." Photo courtesy of Water For People.

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