Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Covid-19 by the numbers March 31st



Monday March 1, 2021
Worldwide cases            Deaths
114,912,515                   2,549,728
United States
  29,314,254                     527,226        19,817,532 Recovered U.S.

Friday March 5, 2021
Worldwide cases            Deaths
116,635,257                   2,590,801
United States
  29,593,704                     535,563        20,183,329 Recovered U.S.

Monday March 8, 2021
Worldwide cases            Deaths
117,714,566                   2,611,675
United States
  29,744,652                     538,628        20,449,634 Recovered U.S.

Friday March 12, 2021
Worldwide cases            Deaths
119,543,253                   2,651,103
United States
  29,993,423                     545,544        22,031,220 Recovered U.S.

Monday March 15, 2021
Worldwide cases            Deaths
120,696,604                   2,671,535
United States
  30,138,586                     548,013        22,286,551 Recovered U.S.

Saturday March 20, 2021
Worldwide cases            Deaths
123,343,797                   2,721,473
United States
  30,482,127                     554,877        22,683,617 Recovered U.S.

Wednesday March 24, 2021
Worldwide cases            Deaths
125,326,962                   2,755,463
United States
  30,704,292                     558,422        23,132,879 Recovered U.S.

Friday March 26, 2021
Worldwide cases            Deaths
126,584,417                   2,778,163
United States
  30,848,318                     561,070        23,271,144 Recovered U.S.

Monday March 29, 2021
Worldwide cases            Deaths
128,148,000                   2,803,734
United States
  31,033,801                     563,206        23,509,220 Recovered U.S.

Wednesday March 31, 2021
Worldwide cases            Deaths
129,366,884                   2,827,366
United States
  31,166,344                     565,256        23,673,452 Recovered U.S.

Recovered from virus world wide


Source: World Stats

Los Angeles County Covid-19

March 31, 2021
New Cases: 648 (1,219,562 to date)
New Deaths: 40 (23,143 to date)
Current Hospitalizations: 638


Los Angeles County Covid-19 Trends March 31st

                 NEW CASES           DEATHS      HOSPITALIZATIONS

1ST                 987                            32                          1,578

2ND             1,407                            91                          1,502

3RD             1,759                           116                         1,479

4TH             2,253                           119                         1,401

5TH             2,110                           144                         1,341

6TH             1,823                             98                         1,264

7TH             1,313                             22                         1,176

8TH                880                             13                         1,132

9TH             1,337                             70                         1,119

10TH           1,514                            119                        1,079

11TH           1,378                            101                        1,056

12TH              947                            101                        1,015

13TH              793                              42                           979

14TH              644                              28                           951

15TH              422                                6                           893

16TH              318                              52                           865

17TH              897                              75                           857

18TH              933                              88                           861

19TH              756                              60                           861

20TH              521                              56                           827

21ST              423                              20                           792

22ND             516                                9                           750   

23RD             490                              66                           713

24TH             666                               92                          719

25TH             608                               66                          729

26TH             859                               39                          692

27TH             700                               23                          676

28TH             538                                 1                          669

29TH             378                                 7                          655

30TH             386                               26                          649

31ST             648                               40                          638


Wednesday Morning in the Blogosphere

 Freshly printed newspapers flowing from the press

Interview with David Muto of the New Yorker Union - The Strike Wave

Orlando Sentinel may get 11th-hour reprieve from sale to notorious hedge fund - Orlando Weekly

Image Club Limited and Neighborhood Traditional Newspaper Production

Short video that shows the behind the scenes of producing a traditionally printed newspaper. This ICL MAG is a retrospective of the famous hip hop group N.W.A. in collaboration with their original photographer Ithaka Darin Pappas and the world famous Japanese brand Neighborhood.

Morocco’s Le Matin works with QIPC

The printing plant of the Morocco-based newspaper Le Matin has decided to re-invest in the press automation solutions of Q.I. Press Controls (QIPC).

This time the Dutch specialist in measuring and control equipment for the printing industry will supply IDS-3D closed loop color control on the KBA Compacta 818 heatset press.

Le Matin also invested in the management reporting tool IQM.

News & Tech

Bright Mountain Media Produces “COVID-19: One Year Later” Featured Stories


Series Explores How the Pandemic has Touched the Lives of Families Across The Country

Boca Raton, FL, March 31, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Bright Mountain Media, Inc. (OTCQB: BMTM), an end-to-end digital media and advertising services platform, has launched an new series, “COVID-19: One Year Later” across its owned and operated family of websites to reflect the experiences and changes families have endured since the beginning of the pandemic.

“On March 13, 2020, the United States went into an effective lockdown after the COVID-19 pandemic was declared a national emergency,” said Emily Smith, CEO of Wild Sky Media, a division of Bright Mountain Media. “This move changed the lives of men, women, and children across the country personally and professionally. In our series, we reflect on those changes, from the effects on jobs – with many moms opting to devote their time to caring for and homeschooling their kids – to education, mental health, and more. Many of us experienced loss or illness either personally or to someone close to us. In our series, we celebrate the resilience of the moms who have helped us endure this tumultuous year.”

Two ongoing series are available for readers: COVID-19: One Year Later

Café Mom - COVID-19: One Year Later

About Bright Mountain Media

Bright Mountain Media, Inc. (OTCQB: BMTM) is an end-to-end digital media and advertising services platform, efficiently connecting brands with targeted consumer demographics through the removal of middlemen in the advertising services process. The Company’s publishing division, led by Wild Sky Media, offers significant global reach through hyper-engaging content and multicultural audiences, reaching over 230 million users monthly as it tells the unique stories of our most diverse generation. The Company’s robust portfolio of websites includes, CafeMom, LittleThings, MamásLatinas and many more. For more information, please visit

Forward-Looking Statements for Bright Mountain Media, Inc.

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Investor Contact:
Greg Falesnik or Luke Zimmerman
MZ Group - MZ North America

Today in Labor History March 31


Cesar Chavez

U.S. President Martin Van Buren issued an Executive Order, “finding that different rules prevail at different places as well in respect to the hours of labor by persons employed on the public works under the immediate authority of himself and the Departments as also in relation to the different classes of workmen…hereby directs that all such persons, whether laborers or mechanics, be required to work only the number of hours prescribed by the ten-hour system.” – 1840
300+ cowboys went on strike at five large ranches in Texas, Cesar Chavez was born, today is Cesar Chavez day, FDR established the Civilian Conservation Corps, and more.CLICK TO TWEET
The new closed-range cattle ranching industry that became dominant after the Civil War denied cowboys the right to be paid in cattle, start their own herds, or have access to open land.  Ranchers insisted that cowboys work exclusively for wages (which averaged only $40/month), and the cowboys responded by going on strike. – 1883
Cesar Chavez was born on this day in Yuma, Arizona.- 1927
President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed legislation establishing the Civilian Conservation Corps to help alleviate suffering during the Depression. By the time the program ended after the start of World War II, it had provided jobs for more than six million men and boys. The average enrollee gained 11 pounds in his first three months. – 1933
Wisconsin state troopers failed to get scabs across the picket line to break a 76-day Allis-Chalmers strike in Milwaukee led by UAW Local 248. The plant remained closed until the government negotiated a compromise. – 1941
Federal judge Sonia Sotomayor, later to become a Supreme Court justice, issued an injunction against baseball team owners to end a 232-day work stoppage. – 1995
Today Cesar Chavez Day was celebrated as an official state holiday in California, Colorado, Oregon, and Texas and unofficially throughout the United States. The day honors the life and work of farmworkers’ advocate, union activist, and civil rights leader Cesar Chavez. – 2013

Diverse International Portfolio of Tech Companies Tap Rainier Communications for U.S. Public Relations


Full-service technology PR agency powers into 2021, launching new companies and products in broad range of vertical industries

WESTBOROUGH, Mass., March 31, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Marking a fast start to 2021, six new technology-startup clients have named award-winning technology public relations firm Rainier Communications as their PR agency-of-record. The companies include AI Redefined (AIR)MeaTechNexWafeRadSeeTechnology Commerce Management – TCM and Warp UV.

Making their entry into North America with Rainier’s help, the agency’s new clients hail from Canada, Germany and Israel. Technologies represented range from human-AI collaboration and cultivated meat to kerfless wafers for solar cell production, AI for e-commerce aggregation and biohazard disinfection for airports.

“Our newest clients join a rich portfolio of companies who are well aligned with Rainier’s long track record of bringing advanced technology products and services to market,” said Rainier CEO Steve Schuster. “These companies represent some of today’s most dynamic emerging technologies which demand skillfully executed narratives and rigorous go-to-market strategies.”

About Rainier Communications
Founded in 1993 by an engineer-turned-marketer and staffed by expert senior-level technology public relations professionals, Rainier truly understands technology and its strategic business implications. The agency’s passion and practice are completely focused on providing exceptional technologies with a credible voice in the marketplace. Rainier’s clients include a global roster of technology companies ranging from start-ups to midsize corporations and Fortune 500 companies. Rainier is based in Westborough, Mass. Visit Rainier at, and follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn.

Media Contacts
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M: +1 781-718-3248

Local Media Consortium launches NewsNext and NewsPassID

The Local Media Consortium has announced the launch of NewsNext, an initiative to redefine local media’s standing in the digital ecosystem, improve its sustainability and create a more privacy-compliant, scalable way to connect advertisers with consumers, says LMC.

Bringing together working groups of ad operations, tech leaders and audience data experts, the LMC partnered with digital news media and ad tech veteran Scott Cunningham to design the initiative.

The working groups’ findings resulted in the launch of NewsPassID, a local news advertising network and a single-sign-on solution for consumers. 

The solution will help publishers create a new consumer and advertising monetization strategy, create transparency and accountability in the advertising supply chain, and address regulatory, self-regulatory and platform changes, says a news release from LMC.

News & Tech

Important Events From This day in History March 31st

 1951 - U.S.A. UNIVAC

1951 : The first commercially built U.S. computer The UNIVAC I (UNIVersal Automatic Computer I) is sold to the United States Census Bureau costing about US$159,000. This computer was built by Remington Rand and had been designed principally by J. Presper Eckert and John Mauchly, the inventors of the ENIAC (1947 - the first general-purpose electronic computer) known as the "Giant Brain." These computers did not use transistors or micro chips but vacuum tubes (similar to what you find in old TV's from the fifties) and were the size of a small house (680 sq ft.)

1959 - India Dalai Lama
1959 : The spiritual leader of Tibet, the Dalai Lama, has crossed the border into India after a 15 day journey on foot from the Tibetan capital, Lhasa, over the Himalayan mountains seeking asylum. This follows the Chinese repression of the rebellion by Tibetans in Lhasa. The Dalai Lama, is granted political asylum in India.


1990 - England Poll Tax Demonstrations
1990 : The worst violence seen so far in the series of Anti Poll Tax demonstrations erupted in London during the largest rally when nearly 100,000 people take to the streets in protest at the new government levy. More than 400 were arrested and property was damaged with repairs estimated at £400,000 after the demonstration.
The Poll Tax (Community Charge) was introduced by Margaret Thatcher's Conservative government in 1989 (Scotland) and 1990 (England and Wales) and was a single flat rate per person tax on every working adult, at a rate set by the local authority. It was designed to replace the rating system of taxes, which was based on valuation and rent value, to fund local government. The tax was believed by many to move the tax burden from the rich to the poor, under earlier local taxes (Rateable Value "Rates") those who owned the largest and most expensive property paid the most but under "Poll Tax" the tax was moved to the number of people living in the house.
The Poll Tax was formally abolished in 1993 /1994 with the new The Council Tax which resembled the old rating system that the Poll Tax had replaced.

1889 - France The Eiffel Tower
1889 : The Eiffel Tower, or the Tour Eiffel, was opened on March 31st, 1889, and was the work of a Gustave Eiffel, who was a bridge engineer. It was made for the centenary of the French Revolution and was chosen instead of over one hundred other plans that were given.

1940 - Winston Churchill Warns Against German Invasion
1940 : The first sea lord of the admiralty Winston Churchill has warned that a million German troops are massed on the borders of Luxembourg, Belgium and Holland ready to strike and that England and it's allies must be prepared to protect other countries in the forthcoming conflict.

1949 - Canada Newfoundland Joins Confederation
1949 : Newfoundland and Labrador entered the Canadian confederation as the 10th province. The years each province joined the Canadian Confederation:
1867 Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick
1870 Manitoba, Northwest Territories
1871 British Columbia
1873 Prince Edward Island
1898 Yukon
1905 Saskatchewan, Alberta
1949 Newfoundland
1999 Nunavut

1943 - U.S.A. Oklahoma!
1943 : The musical "Oklahoma!" debuts on Broadway. This play, written by the famed duo Rodgers and Hammerstein, was originally titled "Away We Go" and continues to be produced by theaters across the country.

1964 - Brazilian coup d'état
1964 : A military coup d'état in Brazil led by Gen. Humberto Castello Branco ousted Pres. Joao Goulart.

1966 - England Harold Wilson
1966 : Harold Wilson wins sweeping victory as the Labour party wins the general election with a majority of about 100 seats in the House of Commons.

1968 - US Johnson Announces He Will Not Run
1968 : President Johnson announces on nationwide television he would not run for another term of office saying "I shall not seek and I will not accept the nomination of my party as your President."

1972 - England CND March
1972 : The CND ( Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament ) organizes a four day demonstration against nuclear arms including a march to Aldermaston.

1973 - U.S.A. Mississippi Floods
1973 : The Mississippi River reaches its peak level in St. Louis during a record 77-day flood. During the flooding 33 died and and millions of acres of farm land were unusable for a full year following the flood, also because the area's affected were in a known flood plain many residents had no insurance and lost everything they had worked for, this is also why the 33 died as they refused to evacuate the area.

1986 - Greater London Council Abolished
1986 : The GLC or Greater London Council is abolished after 97 years of local rule in London, England.

1991 - Soviet Union Warsaw Pact Ends
1991 : The Warsaw Pact a military alliance between the Soviet Union and its eastern European neighbors ends.

1992 - Sanctions Imposed On Libya
1992 : The U.N. Security Council voted to ban flights and arms sales to Libya, for shielding six men accused of blowing up Pan Am Flight 103 and a French airliner.

1995 - U.S.A. Selena Quintanilla-Pérez
1995 : Grammy award winning Mexican American singer Selena Quintanilla-Pérez was shot and murdered in a motel room by the woman who was the president of her fan club.

1995 - Major League Baseball Strike
1995 : Baseball players agreed to end a 232-day strike which had begun on August 12th, 1994, after a judge granted a preliminary injunction against club owners. The strike led to the cancellation of 938 games overall, including the entire 1994 postseason and 1994 World Series. Like nearly all strikes the Baseball player strike revolved around money with club owners demanding a salary cap in response to the worsening financial situation in baseball. Find Out More on our History of Baseball Page

2004 - Iraq Four US Contractors Ambushed and Murdered
2004 : Four Blackwater Security Consulting (BSC) employees are ambushed and murdered in Fallujah, Iraq. The four armed contractors, Scott Helvenston, Jerko Zovko, Wesley Batalona and Michael Teague, were dragged from their cars, beaten, and set ablaze. Photos of the horrendous crimes were released to news agencies worldwide, causing indignation and outrage in the United States and other countries.

2005 - U.S.A. Terri Schiavo
2005 : Terri Schiavo, the center of the most heavily litigated right-to-die dispute in U.S. history, died today, 13 days after her feeding tube was removed.

2005 - UK Children Conceived Using Donor Eggs or Sperm Can Trace Parents
2005 : New laws in the UK now give the right to those born using donor eggs or sperm will have the option to ask for the identity of their donor will be when they turn 18. The new law is not retrospective, so people who have already donated will not be affected, but those donating from now and the children born through those donations will have the right to trace their biological parent in through the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority the same way as children who are adopted can ask adoption agencies. The new laws are causing some concern by infertility clinics about the future because the number of donors is expected to drop significantly.

2009 - The Supreme Court dismisses the smoking appeal by cigarette manufacturer Philip Morris
2009 : The Supreme Court has dismissed the appeal that's been made by the cigarette maker Philip Morris over the $79.5 million award it gave to the widow of a long-term Oregon smoker. The court has upheld the 1999 ruling by the Oregon Supreme Court in favor of Mayola Williams. The judges have said that they were not passing judgement on the legal issues presented. Jesse Williams died of lung cancer in 1997, having smoked for forty years. It was Mrs Williams that sued the cigarette manufacturer for fraud on behalf of her husband. She said that Philip Morris had committed a 'massive market-directed fraud' for misleading people on whether smoking cigarettes wasn't addictive or dangerous.

2011 - US Missing Cobra Found
2011 : A deadly Egyptian cobra that had escaped New York's Bronx Zoo was found alive in the zoo's reptile house almost a week after its escape. The during its absence the snake had become a minor celebrity after someone set up a Twitter account in its name and started making humorous comments.

2013 - Nigeria Troops Kill Militants
2013 : Nigerian troops claim to have killed fourteen suspected militants that were a part of the Boko Haram rebel group in the city of Kano. The Nigerian military stated that the group had been planning attacks on Easter.

2014 - Japan Accepts Whaling Ban
2014 : Japan accepted the United Nation's International Court of Justice's ruling that Japan must stop whaling in the Antarctic in accordance with a ban on the practice. Australia had brought up the suit against Japan in 2010. Japan had claimed that they were only whaling for scientific purposes and that Australia's pursuit of this case was just a way for the country to impose its cultural norms on Japan.