Saturday, October 23, 2021

Los Angeles County Covid-19 Trends October 1st - 23rd

                        NEW CASES               DEATHS            HOSPITALIZATIONS

1ST                 1,485                     20                      872

2ND                1,427                     20                      862 

3RD                1,032                     10                      825

4TH                   853                       7                      790

5TH                   964                     35                      768

6TH                1,479                     31                      748

7TH                1,222                     28                      750

8TH                1,204                     30                      721 

9TH                1,195                     28                      696

10TH              1,056                       5                      670

11TH                 826                       8                      656

12TH                 742                     16                      667

13TH              1,005                     17                      684

14TH              1,142                     19                      698

15TH              1,229                     24                      658

16TH              1,122                     16                      638

17TH                 898                       4                      658

18TH                 948                       4                      638

19TH                 825                     26                      632

20TH              1,267                     31                      635

21ST              1,167                     27                      613

22ND             1,227                     15                      598

23RD             1,173                     15                      621      

Atlantic: Bainum plans to launch Baltimore Banner

Hotel mogul Stewart Bainum plans to start The Baltimore Banner, The Atlantic reports.

The paper will be entirely digital, says the magazine.

It will launch with a budget of $15 million, reports The Atlantic.

“There’s no industry that I can think of more integral to a working democracy than the local-news business,” Bainum, who’s chairman of Choice Hotels International, told the magazine.

This year Bainum had pursued an unsuccessful bid to buy The Baltimore Sun and the other papers in Tribune Publishing’s stable. 

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Today in Labor History October 23rd, 2021




An explosion and fire demolished the Phillips Petroleum refinery in Pasadena, Texas killing 23 and injuring 314.  The initial blast registered 3.5 on the Richter scale, and the fire took 10 hours to bring under control. – 1989

Gannett sells Herald-Mail property

The Hagerstown-Washington County Industrial Foundation has bought The Herald-Mail property (Hagerstown, Maryland), the paper reported.

The Maryland Stadium Authority has plans for a sports and event facility in downtown Hagerstown. 

The $5 million deal went to closing on Oct. 12, said Greg Snook, president and CEO of the nonprofit foundation called CHIEF, says the paper. 

Gannett owns the paper and sold the property.

Herald-Mail staff is currently working remotely. The paper is looking for office space in Hagerstown, said Dawn Friedman, advertising director and site leader for The Herald-Mail, the paper said.

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Friday, October 22, 2021

Covid-19 by the numbers October 22nd


 

OUTBREAK

Friday October 1, 2021
Worldwide cases              Deaths
 234,826,534                   4,803,303
United States
  44,443,405                     718,984        33,816,494 Recovered U.S.

Tuesday October 5, 2021
Worldwide cases              Deaths
 236,341,946                   4,828,396
United States
  44,780,942                     724,718        34,269,888 Recovered U.S.

Friday October 8, 2021
Worldwide cases              Deaths
 237,766,800                   4,855,136
United States
  45,135,620                     732,477        34,577,516 Recovered U.S.

Tuesday October 12, 2021
Worldwide cases              Deaths
 239,196,936                   4,878,281
United States
  45,430,145                     737,579        34,997,920 Recovered U.S.

Saturday October 16, 2021
Worldwide cases              Deaths
 240,895,426                   4,906,773
United States
  45,774,175                     744,385        35,352,343 Recovered U.S.

Tuesday October 19, 2021
Worldwide cases              Deaths
 242,064,218                   4,925,929
United States
  45,996,507                     748,652        35,710,331 Recovered U.S.

Friday October 22, 2021
Worldwide cases              Deaths
 243,438,508                   4,950,035
United States
  46,262,337                     755,647        36,000,281 Recovered U.S.

Recovered from virus world wide

220,579,170

Source: World Stats

Los Angeles County Covid-19


October 22, 2021
New Cases: 1,227 (1,483,031 to date)
New Deaths: 15 (26,513 to date)
Current Hospitalizations: 598


 

Los Angeles County Covid-19 Trends October 1st - 22nd

                       NEW CASES               DEATHS            HOSPITALIZATIONS

1ST                 1,485                     20                      872

2ND                1,427                     20                      862 

3RD                1,032                     10                      825

4TH                   853                       7                      790

5TH                   964                     35                      768

6TH                1,479                     31                      748

7TH                1,222                     28                      750

8TH                1,204                     30                      721 

9TH                1,195                     28                      696

10TH              1,056                       5                      670

11TH                 826                       8                      656

12TH                 742                     16                      667

13TH              1,005                     17                      684

14TH              1,142                     19                      698

15TH              1,229                     24                      658

16TH              1,122                     16                      638

17TH                 898                       4                      658

18TH                 948                       4                      638

19TH                 825                     26                      632

20TH              1,267                     31                      635

21ST              1,167                     27                      613

22ND             1,227                     15                      598    

   

Friday Night in the Blogosphere


 A few of the faces from skid row Los Angeles







Ben Smith, Bild, and accountability in media - Columbia Journalism Review

DCOS working with Engle Printing

Engle Printing Company, a family-owned company in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, recently decided it was time to give its Goss Universal press a lift, says a press release from DCOS.

The press is from 1998. 

This project includes a closed-loop density and register system for six towers that will replace the existing system.

The Z808 and PN859 ink, water and register control modules will be retrofitted and replaced by standard hardware from DCOS. Other changes will be made as well.

“We have been working closely with EPC for some years now and it’s a great team to work with,” says, Mattias Andersson CEO of DCOS.

The installation will start at the end of November.

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Today in Labor History October 22nd, 2021

 

John Reed


Writer, adventurer and activist John Reed was born on this date in Portland, Oregon, the child of wealth. After graduating from Harvard, he rejected that upbringing and began writing for the Socialist newspaper, The Masses. Assignments to report on the Mexican revolutionary movement led by Pancho Villa and World War I followed. He was arrested several times for organizing and defending strikes. His best-known book, Ten Days that Shook the World, chronicled the Russian Revolution. Reed, who became a close friend of Soviet leader Vladimir Lenin, fled to the Soviet Union in 1919 after being indicted for treason in the United States. He died there a year later and is buried at the Kremlin. Part of Reed’s life was chronicled in the Academy Award winning film Reds. – 1887

Bank robber Charles Arthur “Pretty Boy” Floyd was killed by FBI agents near East Liverpool, Ohio. He was a hero to the people of Oklahoma who saw him as a “Sagebrush Robin Hood”, stealing from banks and sharing some of the proceeds with the poor. Floyd has continued to be a familiar figure in American popular culture, sometimes seen as notorious, but as other times viewed as a tragic figure, partly a victim of the hard times of the Great Depression. – 1934

Hownd, Hearst partner

Hownd, provider of a promotional marketing platform, and Hearst Newspapers have announced a joint marketing agreement and pilot project in the Houston area that will see the two companies work together to “better serve local brick and mortar businesses,” says a press release.

Hownd helps local businesses with physical locations generate revenue from their existing customers and find new customers via its proprietary digital marketing platform. A combination of cloud software and a mobile app, Hownd connects local merchants to nearby consumers and then tracks proven consumer visits that can be directly attributed to a merchant's advertising expenditures.

The companies are targeting “Fun, Yum, and Zen” merchants that provide family entertainment, dining, and health and beauty services.

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Important Events From This day in History October 22th

 

1962 U.S.A. Cuban Missile Crisis

1962 : In a speech to the American people John F Kennedy told the audience that American Spy Planes had discovered Soviet Missile bases in Cuba, and that these missile bases when complete would be able to launch missiles capable of striking a number of US cities, he told the people that America could not allow these missile bases to be finished and would pursue any action necessary including military action to protect the nation. He informed the American people that the first stage was to place a naval quarantine on the waters around Cuba. This is known in history as the "Cuban Missile Crisis" and took the world to the brink of nuclear war with US forces going to DEFCON 2 in preparation to full scale war. America realized that the missile launchers construction was continuing and decided that a full scale invasion of Cuba would be needed to stop the missile bases being completed, the Soviets then transmitted a proposal that all missile bases in Cuba would be dismantled in exchange for the United States not invading Cuba and dismantling Americas missile bases in Turkey.

1910 UK Dr. Crippen

1910 : Dr. Crippen an American physician living in London is convicted at the Old Bailey for the murder of his 2nd wife Cora. After the murder and because he thought he would be arrested Crippin fled to Canada but was arrested when the ship he was on arrived in Canada and he was then transported back to England where he was tried and found guilty of the murder by poison of his wife. He was later hanged at Pentonville Prison in London.

1913 U.S.A. Mine Explosion

1913 : A coal mine explosion caused by a pocket of methane gas had been ignited by a miner’s lamp in Dawson, New Mexico, killing more than 250 miners.

1914 U.S.A. First Income Tax

1914 : Congress pass the Revenue Act mandating the first tax on incomes over $3,000.

1927 U.S.A. Floggings

1927 : The findings of a special grand jury in to the floggings carried out by members of the Ku Klux Klan in Cremshaw County Alabama ended with 102 indictments against men involved with the 20 lashings in that county. A public statement was also made that corruption by political figures in the area should also now go to Jury.

1934 FBI Gets Pretty Boy Floyd

1934 : Pretty Boy Floyd was finally shot by G-Men from Hoovers FBI team today in a corn field in Ohio after refusing to surrender. It is believed Floyd preferred death in a shoot out to death in the electric chair. Pretty Boy Floyd had added 4 new notches to his notorious fob watch in June when he attempted to free fellow robber Nash during a machine gun battle 4 G-Men agents were killed and Nash was killed in the crossfire in Kansas City and at that point the G-Men dedicated themselves to finding Floyd as the most wanted killer in America.

Pretty Boy Floyd Public Domain Photo

Full Size Original Here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:PrettyBoyFloyd01.jpg

1947 Germany Marshall Plan

1947 : The Soviet Union leadership has called for the halt to American Imperialism in Europe and will never agree to the Marshall Plan for Germany which they believe is the enslavement of the German people to American economic expansion. The leadership warns the world that as well as having the atomic bomb America is also stockpiling biological weapons.

1949 Great Britain Economic Woes

1949 : A new study highlighting the problems facing the British government caused by the increase in it's welfare state and Nationalization of British Industry shows that the problems are getting worse as the public debt increases quicker than the national income. Below are figures in millions of pounds:

1913-1914 Total Debt 706 National Income 2,300

1919-1920 Total Debt 7,786 National Income 3,800

1930-1931 Total Debt 7,583 National Income 4,000

1938-1939 Total Debt 8,163 National Income 6,640

1948-1949 Total Debt 25,168 National Income 10,000

Many believe these figures are a recipe for disaster as any country must earn more than it borrows over the long term.

1958 Italy Aircrash

1958 : A British airliner and an Italian military jet collided four miles above Italy today leaving no survivors on the passenger plane but the pilot of the military jet managed to parachute to safety landing in the Mediterranean.

1966 Great Britain Spy Broken Out of Jail

1966 : The double agent, George Blake, escapes from prison in a daring break-out believed to have been masterminded by the Soviet Union.

1967 U.S.A. Vietnam War Demonstration

October 22nd, 1967 : Thousands of youthful antiwar demonstrators stormed the Pentagon today but were hurled back by armed soldiers and club swinging US Marshals.

1973 U.S.A. Watergate

1973 : Following President Nixon firing special prosecutor Archibald Cox and abolishing the Watergate Prosecution Force . Also the resignation of the Attorney General Elliot L Richardson and the firing of all his deputies the call for Impeachment of President Nixon is growing including members of both sides of the house and the first formal steps are expected to come on Tuesday when congress returns from the long weekend including veterans day.

https://www.thepeoplehistory.com/october23rd.html

Thursday, October 21, 2021

How to Make a Printer's Hat

Tom Leech demonstrates how to make a printer's hat from a newspaper. Printer hat-making is part of the many activities at the annual Christmas at the Palace event each December at the Palace of the Governors in Santa Fe, New Mexico.


Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Los Angeles County Covid-19 Trends October 1st - 20th

                        NEW CASES               DEATHS            HOSPITALIZATIONS

1ST                 1,485                     20                      872

2ND                1,427                     20                      862 

3RD                1,032                     10                      825

4TH                   853                       7                      790

5TH                   964                     35                      768

6TH                1,479                     31                      748

7TH                1,222                     28                      750

8TH                1,204                     30                      721 

9TH                1,195                     28                      696

10TH              1,056                       5                      670

11TH                 826                       8                      656

12TH                 742                     16                      667

13TH              1,005                     17                      684

14TH              1,142                     19                      698

15TH              1,229                     24                      658

16TH              1,122                     16                      638

17TH                 898                       4                      658

18TH                 948                       4                      638

19TH                 825                     26                      632

20TH              1,267                     31                      635       

Wednesday Night in the Blogosphere


 Helpful Honda sends volunteers to aid us at the food pantry often
Thank you Helpful Honda







Trump announces launch of media company, social media site - Star Tribune




Human REsources Specialist (Flexible Hybrid Schedule)



Location:
Lancaster, PA



LNP Media Group is seeking a Part-Time Human Resources Specialist to join our expanding Human Resources team! Successful candidates will have experience with various facets of Human Resources including recruitment, HRIS systems, general payroll and benefits knowledge and compliance.

Flexible hybrid schedule available.



About our Company:

LNP Media Group is located in the heart of downtown Lancaster City. For more than two centuries, the Steinman family of Lancaster, Pennsylvania has owned and operated a wide variety of businesses focused on serving the needs of local communities. Today, the Steinman family operates businesses in news media, commercial printing, and restaurant. All are part of the privately owned holding company, LNP Media Group.



Why work for us?

We know that employees are a business's greatest asset and the primary driver of success. We are committed to attracting and retaining people who are bright, curious, flexible and energetic to ensure our progress for the next 225 years.


Essential Functions:

  • Involved with the recruitment process
  • Building handbooks, training documents, HR documents and other materials
  • Assist with onboarding and off boarding
  • Build reports from the HRIS system
  • Customer face with employees to answer questions
  • Respond to employment verifications
  • Maintain current HR materials on various websites
  • Assist with other HR functions as directed

 

Working Conditions:

  • Primarily a controlled office environment, some travel involved to other company locations, and seminars, conferences, etc.


Today in Labor History October 20th, 2021

 




Eugene V. Debs, U.S. labor leader and socialist, died on this date in Elmhurst, Illinois. Among his radical ideas: an eight-hour workday, pensions, workman’s compensation, sick leave and social security. He ran for president from a jail cell in 1920 and got a million votes. – 1926

Hollywood came under scrutiny as the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) opened hearings into alleged Communist influence within the motion picture industry. Dozens of union members were among those blacklisted following as a result of HUAC’s activities. – 1947
Democracy in Action: As a presidential candidate, Ronald Reagan wrote a letter to Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization (PATCO) President Robert Poli promising that if the union endorsed him, “I will take whatever steps are necessary to provide our air traffic controllers with the most modern equipment available and to adjust staff levels and work days to that they are commensurate with achieving a maximum degree of public safety”. The union naively endorsed Reagan and with a few short months, President Reagan fired the air traffic controllers for engaging in an illegal walkout over staffing levels and working conditions. – 1980
Merle Travis died on this date. He was a  songwriter and performer who wrote “Sixteen Tons” and “Dark as a Dungeon”. – 1983
Two track workers were killed in a San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit train accident. Federal investigators said the train was run by a BART employee who was being trained as an operator as members of the Amalgamated Transit Union were participating in what was to be a four-day strike. – 2013

Ex-Morning Brew staff starting beehiiv

A number of ex-Morning Brew staff members say they’ve raised money to start a new newsletter platform dubbed beehiiv, Axios reports

The move comes after Facebook and Twitter have started Substack rivals. Google may also get into the newsletter game, Axios points out.

The effort is led by former Morning Brew employees Tyler Denk, Benjamin Hargett and Jake Hurd. The funding round is led by Social Leverage, other funds and angel investors.

Beehiiv intends to offer more access by November, says Axios.

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Important Events From This day in History October 20th

 

1947 UN American Activities

1947 : The House Un-American Activities Committee began investigating alleged Communist activities involving Hollywood entertainers. The house then pressured the Hollywood establishment to create a blacklist of those not cleared by the committee to ensure they did not obtain work but most continued to write using pseudonyms.

2005 Iraq Hussein Pleads Not Guilty

2005 : Saddam Hussein pleads "not guilty" at the opening of the al-Dujail trial. During the proceeding, Hussein argued that the judge was not appointed by him, and he did not acknowledge the court. A tribunal of five Iraqi judges headed by Rizgar Mohammed Amin will decide his sentence including if he is liable for the Death Penalty.

Saddam Hussein Public Domain Photo

Full Size Original Here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Saddam_Hussein_on_his_throne.jpg

1924 U.S.A. Earthquake

1924 : An earthquake rattles most of the state of South Carolina and the surrounding area. The highest intensity was recorded in Pickens, Brevard, Walhalla and Hendersonville.

1927 U.S.A. Differential Analyser

1927 : A new electrical machine with a mechanical mind has been perfected at Massachusetts Institute of Technology / MIT by Professor Vannevar Bush which can solve problems to complex for human engineers. The Product a differential analyser allows the mathematician or engineer to feed in the equation and parts of the problem which cannot be solved by formal mathematics. The machine can take from 8 minutes to several hours to provide the answer which man alone can not solve today.

1952 U.S.A. Communist Party

1952 : The Subversive Activities Control Board has recommended that the American Communist Party be registered with the US government and be forced to show it's membership roster and financial records under the internal security act of 1950.

1955 Final Lord of the Rings Book Published

1955 : J. R. R. Tolkien's final book "The Return of the King" is published from the 3 fantasy novels making up "The Lord of the Rings" book series which was written between 1937 and 1949. The books were set in Middle-earth and featured hobbits, wizards, elves, dwarves, orcs, men and the quest for the One Ring that rules the other Rings of Power. All three books were made into movies directed by Peter Jackson, with each movie released for Christmas and the final movie released on 17th December 2003 which won 11 Academy Awards including the Oscar for Best Picture.

The Return of the King Public Domain Photo

Full Size Original Here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:ReturnOfTheKing.JPG

1967 U.S.A. Vietnam Protesters

1967 : More than 10,000 protesters took to the streets of Oakland, California on the fifth day of demonstrations in protest against American involvement in the Vietnam War.

1968 Greece Onassis

October 20th, 1968 : Jackie Kennedy marries Greek multimillionaire Aristotle Onassis on his privately owned island paradise part of the Greek Islands.

1973 U.S.A. Watergate

1973 : President Nixon fired special prosecutor Archibald Cox and abolished the Watergate prosecution force. He also accepted the resignation of Attorney General Elliot L Richardson and fired all his deputies.

1973 Australia Sydney Opera House

October 20th, 1973 : Sydney Opera House one the one of the world's most distinctive buildings opens in on the banks of Sydney Harbour, Australia. The unusual design was by the Danish architect Jørn Utzon, the work on Sydney Opera House had begun 15 years earlier.

1983 Grenada Prime Minister Assassinated

1983 : The Prime Minister of Grenada, Maurice Bishop, is shot dead by the armed forces at the Caribbean island's military headquarters.

https://www.thepeoplehistory.com/october21st.html