Measles Still A Threat Here

first_imgThe number of confirmed cases of the measles continued to rise last week in New York City, leading health officials to aggressively mandate vaccinations and fine those who refuse to participate in the program.Four neighborhoods in Brooklyn have been targeted; they contain ultra orthodox Jewish schools, which citing religious beliefs, refused to comply with the city health department mandate that all students be vaccinated. Families object to having their children vaccinated. Parents filed a lawsuit to overrule the city’s decision on schools but it was thrown out of court on April 18.New York City confirmed 44 cases more than a week earlier.In Brooklyn, the city ramped up its effort to keep a lid on the outbreaks, closing four schools altogether and partially shuttering another. Summonses mandating $1000 fines have been issued to three individuals so far. Measles is a virus that causes fever and a rash. According to the NYC Health department, “It is highly contagious and anyone who is not vaccinated against the virus can get it at any age. Although measles is rare in the United States because of high vaccination rates, it is still common in other parts of the world.”[email protected] Sharelast_img read more

Woodland Hills firm gives printer users a new option

first_imgWHY DID YOU START THIS BUSINESS? Because we want to help the environment and educate people about recycled ink and toner. WHERE DID YOU GET THE IDEA? I’ve been remanufacturing ink cartridges for the wholesale market for six years. I decided to try and make local consumers aware of recycled ink and toner. HOW LONG WAS IT FROM CONCEPT TO OPENING? Six months. WHAT DID YOU DO DURING THAT TIME? Continued my wholesale business and set up the retail store. WHAT WERE YOUR STARTUP COSTS AND HOW DID YOU FINANCE THE BUSINESS? Roughly $50,000 from personal funds. WHO DID YOU RELY ON FOR ADVICE? My own experience. WHAT HADN’T YOU CONSIDERED BEFORE OPENING? The cost of marketing on a continual basis. WHAT IS YOUR EXPECTED REVENUE THIS YEAR? $50,000-$75,000 WHAT GOALS DO YOU HAVE FOR THE COMPANY? To expand and continue to help the environment with recycling cartridges.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! OWNER: David Manham ESTABLISHED: 2005 NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES: One DESCRIBE YOUR BUSINESS: We sell remanufactured ink and toner cartridges for printers as well as photo paper and a variety of recycled papers. IS THIS YOUR FIRST BUSINESS? No BUSINESS NAME: Planet Ink BUSINESS ADDRESS: 22741 Ventura Blvd., Woodland Hills, CA 91364 PHONE: (818) 222-2820 WEB SITE: last_img read more