There was some basis for holding the State of WV responsible for the Buffalo Creek Disaster (BCD) since a WV statute prohibits the construction of any dam or other obstruction over 15 feet in height across any stream or watercourse without a prior determination by the State that it is safe. The State of WV had never agreed that Dam 3 (which was 60 feet high) was safe. The State was at fault for not enforcing its own laws. But Arch Moore, the Governor of WV blamed the trouble on the media, the “irresponsible” media that publicized these attacks. Governor Moore qualified the mediatization “an even greater tragedy than the accident itself”.
Capitalism is good. In reading the articles, it seems scholars are either pro or anti-capitalism. The corporate American model of capitalism is built upon free enterprise and encourages competition. It’s also called the Liberal/Social Democratic model. Our economy, supposedly, encourages and rewards competition and equality. Yet the lack of competition and equality in our economy are issues scholars take aim at the most. George (2013) wrote in his editorial, “In the United States, income inequality has escalated since the 1970s while millions of workers and their families are suffering the devastation of long-term unemployment or work that is insecure and unstable….That is, the tenets of American corporate capitalism (ACC) might be in contradiction to compassionate organizing. ACC is an ideology that emphasizes, among other things, the pursuit of self-interest, competition, market exchange, consumerism, and using a profit/loss criterion to make decisions in organizations (George, J. 2013).” I’m pro-capitalism and I understand the views of those who are anti-capitalism.
In West Warwick Rhode Island, on February 20th, 2003, during the performance of the band Great White, a fire broke out that eventually claimed the lives of 100 people and injured an additional 200. The band’s tour manager arranged for, and ignited pyrotechnic props, large fireworks designed to display a shower of sparks. The sparks ignited foam soundproofing near stage. The fire spread quickly. Most were killed either in the crush to exit the building or overcome by fumes while trying to find an exit. The immediate cause was well documented due to witness reports and a videotape that was taken during the concert. In the period that followed the tragedy there were many attempts to fix blame. Following a Grand Jury
The Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA, is responsible for coordinating the government’s role in preparation, prevention, response and recovery from domestic disaster, whether they be natural or man-made. FEMA.gov lists 1849 total disasters declared since 1953, with an average of 32 each year (13). This particular agency has generated a lot of praise and but just as much criticism. Over the course of FEMA’s history, there are many lessons to be learned and FEMA is always looking for ways to be more effective. This paper will examine the history of FEMA, evaluate its performance over the years and pinpoint lessons to be learned and actions to be taken.
The music industry is made of companies which produce and sell music. The music industry as we know it was solidified in the mid-twentieth century, where records succeeded sheet music as the primary product in the music business. Record companies were established, but did not last very long until the late 1980s when the “Big Six”, a group of multinational corporations consisting of Sony, MCA, WEA, Polygram, EMI, and BMG controlled most of the market. Initially there were five corporations (CBS and RCA (both now belonging to Sony), WEA, EMI, and Polygram) that had emerged in 1978 to own 60 per cent of the market. (Wallis and Malm, 1984, p. 81)
On August 13, 2011, 7 people were killed and 58 were injured during a stage collapse at the Indiana State Fair in Indianapolis (Crandall, Parnell, & Spillan, 2013). The crisis occurred just prior to the start of a concert by performing country artist Sugarland. Concert goers, approximately 12,000 of them, were assembled outside awaiting the start of the concert (Crandall, et al., 2013). Around 30 minutes prior to the scheduled start of the concert, officials at the state fair were made aware of a potential severe storm with estimated winds at 60 miles per hour (mph) approaching the concert area (Crandall, et al., 2013). According to Crandall, et al. (2013), the concert officials requested for a delay in the concert, however, the band managers
The Company also violated 29 C.F.R. § 1926.652(a)(1) for failing to protect employees from cave-ins (www.osha.gov): Williams had reason to know that its employees would enter the trench on the day of the collapse and had actual knowledge that two of its employees entered the trench prior to the cave-in. It is unavailing for Williams to argue that employees must take greater care to avoid placing themselves in harm's way or that management can “expect an employee not [to] intentionally place himself in danger.” Such a claim misconstrues the purpose of
Power lines were downed across the county, with approximately 70,000 customers left without electricity, including roughly 40,000 in Tallahassee. Trees were also toppled throughout the county, with roads blocked at 200 different locations. A total of 29 homes were inflicted with minor damage, 4 were inflicted major damage, and 1 was destroyed. Two fatalities occurred in the county, with one from chest trauma and the other by blunt trauma and respiratory
Everything discussed in Chapter 5: Battling for Sounds, Minds, and Hearts of North America and Crash Course: The Seven Year War and the Great Awakening spans between 1730 and 1760. The population increased to 2.5 million. Enslaved Africans accounted for most the population increase followed by Irish, German, and British indentured servants. The need for land increased as more immigrants came in, so the colonies had to become creative in how the acquired more land. In 1736 Pennsylvania made a deal with the Iroquois League to buy the amount of land a man could walk in a day, instead of walking runners were used claiming 1,200 square miles of Delaware.(Chapter 5: Battling for Sounds, Minds, and Hearts of North America)
On August 26, the storm was getting weaker everyday. A cold front was moving east and downgraded the storm to tropical. Soon when the Hurricane got to Pennsylvania, the storm faded away. Some people tried to dismantle their houses to see what was left (Sherrow, 1998). After the storm over, 11 inches of rain had fallen in Louisiana, and 7 inches in Mississippi (Rappaport, 1998). 275 small planes were no longer functionable. Over 325 trees looked like they had been smacked off. Power boats were stacked on top of each other. Power lines were down because trees were on top of them (Provenzo JR. & Provenzo,
The New York Times article “Pummeled Florida Staggers Toward Long Recovery” by Alexander Burns informs readers on the controversy surrounding the power outages in Florida. The author explains how right after Hurricane Irma weekend it had started to head north of florida, being that it was just leaving somewhere between Miami to Jacksonville. In the meantime florida has power outages throughout the cities, there are people are without no electricity, and to even get back electricity it could take days to months. In this case florida has so many damages with houses being in pieces, homes flooded, every thing ruined with only some things are salvageable and storm damages costing between $20-$50 billion. For other people in florida who didn't believe they needed to be evacuated and who thought they could wait it out, it soon will be necessary for some residents to evacuate. As there may also be tornado warnings because of the historical levels of flooding. With the storm later heading north it's is cautioned to residence when they return home because the powerlines
After 10 days of ‘business on hold’, the subsequent influence of this natural disaster began to take its toll. When business owners resumed their focus to their industries, not only were they carrying the same feelings and emotional exhaustion as the rest of our community, they returned with a considerably increased level of stress from business losses, combined with the scary task of
The history of American music begins with a fundamental process of exchange through all different social lines, where diverse cultures meet, and mix. Music has and always will be defined as sounds that are arranged in a particular pattern that are played to be meaningful and pleasurable. The chronology of music began in the Medieval period, when chanting was introduced into the Church. Music has then moved its way through many stages: renaissance, baroque, classical, romantic and leading up to 20th century American music. American 20th century music is made up of a diverse number of styles that are reflected by cultural traditions and the era’s of the past. Immigrants from Spain, France, England, Germany and Ireland all contributed and brought their own unique styles to the forefront, hence creating American music. African Americans created influential musical traditions that include rhythm and improvisation that were later combined with European traditions and other indigenous music.
Homes were mildewed from the storm, as well people were left cold without heat and there just was not enough descent housing; however, the money that was raised for the victims was being set aside and I feel that this was a problem that the red cross encountered while handling money.