I’ve taken it out of the box and had a good look at it. This is a christmas present for my daughter who is forever trying different hairstyles. I’ve taken it out of the box and had a good look at it, hair is of a good quality doesn’t look like it would full out after two mins of brushing. Bought for my wife and she is delighted with the purchase. Looks fine to me not used it as it a present but top marks on delivery. Alot of hair loss at first def better after the first few brushes. Amazing quality, good size head. Really pleased with my order definitely value for money. She love it, plays with it nearly everyday. Bought this for my daughter, she love it, plays with it nearly everyday. Should of spotted mark on eye. Ours had a mark on the eye which is noticable enough for the manufacturer to spot so i was a bit disappointed as it was a birthday present for my now eight year old daughter and i only saw it when she opened the box. Otherwise it seems ok – hair has some black flecks in as well. It’s fine for our needs but not perfect. Should of spotted mark on eye. Ours had a mark on the eye which is noticable enough for the manufacturer to spot so i was a bit disappointed as it was a birthday present for my now eight year old daughter and i only saw it when she opened the box. Otherwise it seems ok – hair has some black flecks in as well. It’s fine for our needs but not perfect. I really want to be able to add more stars. I really want to be able to add more stars as this is just what my 11 year old wanted for her birthday. But day 1 of use and there is hair everywhere shedding with every brush stroke. And please, can someone show me how the clamp is meant to work???.All a bit frustrating i’m afraid but if i get a response from the manufacturer that helps then i’ll add another star. Really happy with it, good value, my daughter loves it. Looks fine to me not used it as it a present but top marks on delivery. My daughter uses this all the time as she wants to b a hairdresser, great item. Really happy with it, good price, my daughter enjoys it.Despite the fact that the head is superior for styling distinctive types the clamp just isn’t up to substantially. We have had this for 1 7 days and it has by now snapped off so we now have to buy a alternative clamp. Originally i rated this as a 2 star but the vendor has contacted me informing me they will ship a no cost replacement so i have adjusted my ranking to 5 star. This may possibly even so go down again if they do not provide on their assure.Specifically as described and delivered on time (as most effective as could be managed even with christmas delays).My daughter employs this all the time as she desires to b a hairdresser, fantastic item.This is just perfect for a would be hair stylist our granddaughter has. This is just great for a would be hair stylist our granddaughter has appreciated it from working day 1, but there is some hair reduce.Purchased for my spouse and she is delighted with the acquire. Exactly as described and delivered on time (as best as could be managed even with christmas delays). I really want to be able to add more stars. I really want to be able to add more stars as this is just what my 11 year old wanted for her birthday. But day 1 of use and there is hair everywhere shedding with every brush stroke. And please, can someone show me how the clamp is meant to work???.All a bit frustrating i’m afraid but if i get a response from the manufacturer that helps then i’ll add another star. My grandaughter loved this product. It gave her the opportunity to create many different hair styles time after time without having to ask someone to model for her. The quality was excellent, allowing her to wash and style time after time. Great product for the aspiring hair stylist. Although the head is good for styling different designs the clamp isn’t up to much. We have had this for 1 week and it has already snapped off so we now have to order a replacement clamp. Originally i rated this as a 2 star but the seller has contacted me informing me they will send a free replacement so i have changed my rating to 5 star. This may however go down again if they don’t deliver on their promise. I’ve taken it out of the box and had a good look at itI really want to be able to add more stars Should of spotted mark on eye22″ 50% Human Hair Hairdressing Training Head Practice Mannequin Clamp Cut (Dark brown)
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Harvest is all done. We finished up with our custom work last week. Now we are working on disk ripping ground, spreading fertilizer and getting ready for next year.In the corn it was all over the board. There were really good yields in some areas that were planted early. I think that in this area, no-till really struggled this year. There are a lot of no-tillers around here and they could not plant early this year. That no-till ground needed two or three days for the ground to dry out and the conventional guys were able to sneak in and get started. It is not about the no-till, necessarily, it is just about where you could get in early.In this area there is corn that was in the 50 to 100 bushel an acre range, corn that was 100 to 150 bushels and then anything planted early on well drained soil was 200 or over. There was a very wide range.Our corn was a little better than we expected it to be. The early corn was all really good for us and we had one farm on gravelly ground that had the best corn we have ever had on it. But if you took our township, I would say that the average yield is in the 125-bushel range.We got 3.5 inches of rain a couple of weeks ago. Within two days, we were back in the field. The ground soaked it in really quickly. We have had a couple of small rains since then and they are calling for more showers this week. We are disk ripping and everything is in good shape right now. We got through harvest without compacting the ground worse than it was from this spring. And not having to pay the propane bill to dry this corn this fall was nice.
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Lea Kimley, OCJ field reporterThe Memorial Day weekend was marked with a tradition of traditions at the Shelby County Fairgrounds with the 29th Annual Buckeye Farm Antique, Inc. Show.“From 1 to 101 there is something for everyone,” said Ester Geyer, the event coordinator. “There are nearly 500 antique tractors to see, free comedy entertainment, flea market hunting, and tractor pulls.”International Harvester Chapter 6 was celebrating 25 years. The club originally formed at the antique show. Dennis Wilson, member secretary, brought a unique international truck that was built in Ohio at the Springfield plant. He will travel a few more places this summer anticipating the restoration of another one of his prized processions. Wilson has been an active member of the club for 15 years.“These shows are great because of the people,” Wilson said. “That’s my favorite part.”There were a few new attractions at this year’s show. Both a wood carver and blacksmith ventured to Sidney and had interesting stories to tell. Dayle Lewis, wood carver, has been perfecting his sculptures for 20 years. His business grew to chainsaw carving as soon as he tried the craft for a Christmas present.Jack Howison, blacksmith, was inspired when seeing a fellow blacksmith’s craftsmanship. Howison eventually learned more about the Southern Ohio Forge and Anvil (SOFA) and became a member. There are 900 members making it the largest blacksmith organization in the world. Lewis and Howison both turned their enjoyable hobbies into a thriving business. There was a lot of excitement for these new additions to the show.Every tractor sitting on the fairgrounds embodied a unique story. Three generations of the Luedeke Family exhibited a John Deere antique tractor at the show. There were rows upon rows of antique tractors in every shape, size, and color. However, all the owners shared the same appreciation for the hobby. It is the personal connection to the craft and the tradition that has kept everyone coming back for 29 years. Three generations of the Luedeke Family exhibited a John Deere antique tractor at the show. Jack Howison, blacksmith, was interested in the work on display at the show. Wood carving was featured at the show. Dennis Wilson brought a unique international truck that was built in Ohio at the Springfield plant. Dale talked with Ester Geyer, the event coordinator.
Arsenal defender Holding: Wenger ‘apology’ my motivationby Paul Vegas5 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal defender Rob Holding says he uses Arsene Wenger’s “apology” about him as motivation at Arsenal.Holding moved to north London from Bolton for around £2million in the 2016 summer transfer window – having only previously played in the Championship.”Unfortunately no one speaks about the performance of Rob Holding,” Wenger said at the time. “You should be happy, he is English and 20 years old.”I am sorry he didn’t cost £55 million, so he can’t be good. We don’t speak about the performances anymore and I think that is not right.”In a Reddit AMA, Holding revealed: “I enjoyed his response and I do use it as motivation that I am who I am and hard work will get me where I want to be.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Citation: Watch, Listen, and Feel Movies with a Haptics Jacket (2009, March 23) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2009-03-movies-haptics-jacket.html (PhysOrg.com) — Sometimes you may feel a shiver go up your spine as you’re watching a chilling movie scene, but a new jacket can actually give you a real shiver. The haptics jacket, designed by scientists at Philips Electronics, can enable movie viewers to feel movies through a sense of touch, in an attempt to provide full emotional immersion in a film. Concept of Wearable Electronics Gains Momentum A sensor-studded jacket lets viewers feel movies, allowing for emotional immersion. Image credit: Steve Brewster. Explore further Paul Lemmens, a Philips senior scientist, explains that the jacket isn’t meant to make viewers feel the actual punches and blows that the actors are receiving on the screen. Rather, the intentions are more subtle. The jacket’s purpose is to make viewers feel anxiety and other emotions through signals such as sending a shiver up the viewer’s spine, creating tension in the limbs, and creating a pulse on the chest to simulate a rapid heartbeat. “People don’t realize how sensitive we are to touch, although it is the first sense that fetuses develop in the womb,” said Lemmens, who will be presenting recent research on the jacket at the IEEE-sponsored 2009 World Haptics Conference 2009, in Salt Lake City.To produce these emotional sensations, the jacket contains 64 independently controlled actuators, which can cycle on and off 100 times per second. Because of the way the brain perceives touch, only eight actuators on each arm placed six inches apart are enough to cover sensations on the entire arm. The system uses such a small amount of current that two AA batteries could provide power for an hour if 20 motors were operating simultaneously. The jacket can respond to signals encoded in a DVD, or it can be controlled on the fly, adding another element of reality to entertainment.Via: IEEE Spectrum© 2009 PhysOrg.com This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.
Starting last month hundreds of advertising spaces along streets and at bus shelters around Costa Rica’s capital have gone blank. They now display stickers declaring them “CLAUSURADO,” closed, by theMunicipality of San José and the Public Works and Transport Ministry (MOPT).Ad displays on San José sidewalks, or MUPIs as they are known here, are marketed by Equipamientos Urbanos de Costa Rica (EUCOR) under a contract with the municipality. The contract, which the company won in a public bid, expired in April, San José Mayor Sandra García Pérez said. That’s when problems began to surface.“We informed the company about their contract expiration and then we began an inspection of all municipal spaces that allowed us to find several MUPIs placed in unauthorized locations,” García said.The mayor said the contract only allowed EUCOR to place ads at bus shelters, not as freestanding ads along the city’s sidewalks.The contract was signed during the previous administration of Mayor and ex presidential candidate Johnny Araya, and it did not include any provision regarding the ownership of the structures at the end of the contract. Therefore, García said, they all must go.Plus, in early June the Comptroller General’s Office ordered the removal of all freestanding ad displays. Municipal officials informed the company that MUPIs had to be removed within 15 business days. Following that deadline, the city shut down any that remained.“All MUPIs within our jurisdiction were shut down using stickers. Some 27 of them located along boulevards and other public spaces in downtown San José were removed,” García said.Also on national routesIn addition to freestanding MUPIs on the capital’s sidewalks, MOPT’s Inspections and Demolitions Department shut down several others along national roads in the Central Valley. Freestanding ads are prohibited along national roadways except for inside bus shelters.The department’s director Vinicio Barboza Ortiz said MOPT routinely removes unauthorized roadside ads during inspections.In the past year inspections have found some 400 unauthorized MUPIs along national roads in the Central Valley alone, about 100 of them within the capital. Barboza added that MOPT’s most recent inspections coincided with those conducted by the municipality, but he said they weren’t related.Barboza also said MOPT officials were drafting a new public bid to grant a contract for marketing advertising spaces along national roads. He said the bid conditions likely would be made public later this year.Bid conditions for marketing ads at bus shelters in the capital’s central canton will also soon be made public, Mayor García said. She also confirmed that in coming days the municipality will be removing all remaining MUPIs, as the company has failed to do so.“All those structures must be removed since under the provisions of the upcoming public bid, all interested companies must be granted equal conditions,” the mayor said.The new bid’s wording will include detailed descriptions for the structures “as we are aiming at getting brand new bus shelters, according to parameters of the country’s current laws,” García said.The Tico Times attempted to contact EUCOR representatives but hadn’t received a response as of Thursday afternoon. Facebook Comments Related posts:Slippery When Wet: Only 4.5 percent of Costa Rican roads are in good condition, study finds Government pledges to speed up construction of San Carlos highway President Solís demands explanation for spike in traffic jams Construction to begin soon to curb heavy traffic on Circunvalación beltway
Categories: News,Noble News 13Apr Medical licenses may be revoked under Rep. Noble plan Legislation is part of House package in response to the Larry Nassar scandalDoctors who are convicted of sexually abusing a patient under the guise of a medical procedure will automatically lose their professional license under legislation introduced by state Rep. Jeff Noble.The bill is part of a bipartisan 17-bill reform plan developed following the House’s inquiry into the recent Larry Nassar scandal.“State law already allows for a medical license to be discontinued for incompetence or fraud, but we need to go further by mandating that same result when a health care professional has been proven to have physically violated a patient’s trust,” said Noble, of Northville. “Larry Nassar did that to hundreds of young women and his victims are still recovering years later. When a doctor like Nassar is convicted, we need to make sure that he or she never again has the opportunity to practice medicine and prey on more patients.”Noble’s legislation requires a conviction under partner legislation that provides enhanced criminal penalties for health care professionals who engage in sexual contact or penetration under the guise of a medical treatment. Under current law, a doctor who is convicted of such sexual misconduct does not necessarily lose his or her medical license.House Bill 5789 has been assigned to the House Law and Justice Committee.#####
Imagine logging into your brokerage account tomorrow and finding out that it’s frozen.Not just your account… every customer account at your brokerage is frozen.You can’t buy stocks. You can’t sell stocks. You can’t move money out of the account.Your account rep insists the money is still there. It’s just not available now. He doesn’t know when it will be.When you demand to transfer $25,000 cash out of the account, he says, “I’m sorry… the system won’t let me.”You ask to speak to his boss. She can’t help, either.This situation sounds absurd to most Americans. There’s no way a major broker could freeze your accounts, right?Wrong. It happened in 2011 to 38,000 people…And this wasn’t some no-name broker. It was a highly respected, 228-year-old firm. And Jon Corzine ran it. At one point or another, Corzine was a US senator, the governor of New Jersey, and the CEO of Goldman Sachs. Then he became the CEO of MF Global.MF Global handled stock and bond trading for some of Wall Street’s wealthiest clients.It was also one of only 18 “primary dealers” at the time. Primary dealers are a select group of brokers allowed to participate in the US Treasury auction. Citigroup, Morgan Stanley, and Goldman Sachs are also primary dealers.Like all US brokers, MF Global was required to keep customer cash and stock separate from its own corporate accounts. This rule is supposed to keep brokers from playing with customers’ money. But the rule only works if brokers follow it.In October 2011, account holders at MF Global started having problems withdrawing cash and transferring stocks. Turns out that their money wasn’t there. MF Global had made a series of bad bets in European bonds and illegally transferred $891 million in customer funds to cover its trading losses.Their cash was gone…Customers had to hire and pay for their own attorneys. For a while, it looked like they’d never get their money back. But in December 2014, MF Global finally agreed to return $1.212 billion to its former clients. It also paid a $100 million fine.You might be wondering how this sort of thing could happen…First off, you are not the legal or registered owner of the stocks in your brokerage account. You’re just the “beneficial owner.”Sure, you put the cash in your account. You logged in and “bought” Apple, GE, Verizon, and other stocks issued by sound companies. You did your homework because you worked hard for your money. Those investments are a key part of your retirement plans. You don’t make risky moves.And you work with a reputable broker. But your broker or a clearinghouse called Cede & Co. is likely the registered owner of “your” stocks.Here’s how it works…There are three basic ways to hold stocks: street name registration, direct registration, or physical certificate. Street name is the default. Unless you make special arrangements, this is how stocks are registered.Cede & Co., a subsidiary of The Depository Trust Company (DTC), is likely the registered owner of your stocks. You are not the registered owner. When you buy a stock, DTC holds those shares for your broker. Your broker, in turn, holds those shares for you.That means Apple, GE, Verizon, and the other companies whose stocks you hold have no record of you.If your broker mishandles your account, you can sue to get your money back. But, as MF Global customers discovered, it’s not easy. And there’s no guarantee you’ll win…If your broker makes a bad bet on Greece and uses your cash to settle the bill, you’re out of luck. Sure, it’s illegal… but laws didn’t stop MF Global. Customers had to take action, hire lawyers, and sue to get their cash back.Stable markets hide problems. In 2008, we saw how big problems can go unnoticed for years. A crisis reveals who’s stable and who’s just pretending to be. Some brokers and financial institutions are heavily leveraged. They’re especially vulnerable in a crisis. Some will not survive the next one.The MF Global fiasco is one of the most important financial stories of the past decade. It showed that the financial system isn’t as safe as you think it is. Even big, brand-name banks and brokerages with years of success can instantly go broke.The next financial crisis will bring many more shams like MF Global’s to light. You can protect yourself by keeping plenty of cash and gold in a safe place… but not in a safety deposit box.And make sure to diversify across financial institutions. You don’t want to get stuck in a situation like MF Global customers did… waiting years for your money because some executive gambled away the company.P.S. Because this risk and others have made our financial system a house of cards, we’ve published a groundbreaking step-by-step manual on how to survive – and even prosper – during the next financial crisis. 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At 8 a.m. on a sunny morning in April, people are sweeping the hilly streets of Kigali, the capital of Rwanda, with straw brooms and picking up stray bits of litter.The roads are empty of cars, and all vehicles and shops are shuttered here — and across the country. This is “Umuganda,” a community cleanup held on the last Saturday of every month. It’s one reason that Rwanda is renowned in Africa for its cleanliness. It’s not a volunteer project. Police monitor the streets and can stop Rwandans who aren’t participating and make them clean up on the spot. Rwandans who don’t participate in the cleanup can be fined 5,000 francs, nearly $6, not a small sum when average income is about $150 a month.The name of the event is a Kinyarwanda word that translates as “coming together in common purpose.” But this seemingly positive definition belies a dark legacy. In the 1970s, Umuganda was the term used for a form of forced labor. And during three bloody months of the 1994 genocide, leaders exhorted ethnic Hutus to do Umuganda, to do their nefarious “job” of killing minority Tutsis and moderate Hutus. Indeed, to outsiders with fleeting knowledge of Rwanda, the country is synonymous with the 1994 genocide, when at least 800,000 people were killed in 100 days. But much has happened since then. The government has rebuilt the ravaged country through strict governance. President Paul Kagame’s repressive administration is controversial. Yet it has maintained stability in this poor country and spurred development in a region dogged by turmoil and corruption. The streets are quite safe — no small thing given that violent crime is common in nearby countries like Kenya and Tanzania. In Rwanda, rules and laws are largely enforced. And one striking consequence is its remarkable cleanliness, well-paved main streets and sheen of order. That wasn’t always the case. Not long ago, in the early 2000s, garbage was more common in Rwanda. Today the country lacks the moldering roadside rubbish piles and the ditches choked with plastic bags that plague many low-income countries — and wealthy ones, too. (New York’s subways suffer delays from garbage fires erupting on train tracks.) Rural areas in Rwanda are also clean.One reason for the country’s cleanliness is a decade-long ban on plastic bags. Other countries, like Kenya, have also outlawed plastic bags, and though last year’s ban there is largely enforced, litter still blights parts of Rwanda’s larger neighbor.The other reason for Rwanda’s tidiness, of course, is Umuganda. Rwanda institutionalized Umuganda in its current form in 2009. It’s compulsory for all able-bodied people ages 18 to 65, and the president and Cabinet members pitch in, too, for this monthly community service. Not everyone participates, especially in cities where it’s harder to keep track of the citizenry. Some are excused because they’re caring for their children or are ill. Others simply stay at home until 11 a.m. Rwanda’s government also employs professional street sweepers, gardeners and road crews. But ordinary citizens definitely do their part. And since litter is now so scarce, for Umuganda people often do other community service, such as building roads, repairing houses or cultivating vegetable gardens. Not everyone is a supporter of Umuganda. On a mundane level, shopkeepers in Kigali grumble about lost business during Umuganda, and people who must travel are inconvenienced by the ban on driving.The concerns go far deeper than that.An oft-debated question is what is gained or lost by the country’s steely governance. Some people, especially outsiders, say Umuganda is forced labor imposed by a harsh regime that represses any dissent — part of a veneer of order and modernity that masks authoritarianism.But in a country with no compulsory military service is mandatory cleanup OK? Without such stringent rules, could Rwanda revert to the turmoil and ethnic violence that nearly destroyed it 24 years ago? Would corruption and dysfunction take hold as with other countries in the region? Whatever the answers, cleanliness seems to have seeped into the country’s consciousness. Many Rwandans simply see Umuganda as community service, albeit mandatory. “Now it has become like a lifestyle. People are used to it,” a Rwandan man tells me matter-of-factly. Ignace Gasimba, a Rwandan doing Umuganda that Saturday in April, says he used to litter. Now if he buys something and has packaging to dispose of, he waits to find a trash can. “I have to think twice,” he says. For this Umuganda in April, Beathe Uwizeye, an office manager at the African Institute for Mathematical Science (AIMS) in Kigali, is shepherding about 20 graduate students who hail from across Africa. For many of them, it was their first community cleanup. Uwizeye recalls the surprised reaction of students from Democratic Republic of Congo and Burundi. “They asked, ‘How can you unite people like this?’ “When Uwizeye visits neighboring countries like Uganda and sees litter, “It drives me crazy! I wish I could tell them, please come to Rwanda and see,” she says.Sylivera Massawe, a student from Tanzania, marvels at how Rwandans come together for Umuganda, “given their history.” In another part of town, the Kigali Genocide Memorial bustles with people trimming lush grass with machetes and mopping suds over a brick pathway. Olivier Nduhungirehe, Rwanda’s state minister for foreign affairs, also joins the grass-cutting. They are beautifying the grounds for the annual commemoration of 100 days of Rwanda’s genocide. The memorial period starts in April and ends on July 18. The memorial’s manicured, idyllic surroundings contrast with its bloody foundation. More than 250,000 people are buried here in mass graves. Many were killed by ordinary people wielding machetes and farm tools to slaughter neighbors, colleagues, friends and children.Inside the memorial’s museum, skulls of victims are enshrined in glass cases. Photos of victims — their wedding pictures, school portraits, smiling snapshots — are displayed in shadowy alcoves. One exhibit recalls Kigali during the genocide’s horror: “The streets were littered with corpses. Dogs were eating the rotting flesh of their owners. The city smelt of the stench of death.” That is all a stark contrast to the streets of Kigali in 2018.When the students and I finish Umuganda and troop back to their school, I notice a stray cigarette packet and a plastic bottle on the side of the road. I exclaim at this unusual sight, like a safari tourist who spots a rare animal. “Don’t worry,” says one unperturbed student. “It will soon disappear.” Amy Yee has written for The New York Times, The Economist, NPR and other outlets. She is a former staff journalist for the Financial Times. Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.
A Brooklyn judge has sided with New York health officials to uphold a mandatory measles vaccinations order, dismissing a lawsuit from a group of parents who claimed the city had overstepped its authority.Judge Lawrence Knipel on Thursday refused parents’ request to lift the vaccination order that was imposed last week to stem a severe measles outbreak. “A fireman need not obtain the informed consent of the owner before extinguishing a house fire,” Knipel wrote in his ruling as quoted by Gothamist. “Vaccination is known to extinguish the fire of contagion.”On the same day, the city announced that it was closing four more schools and issuing three civil summons for parents who had failed to comply with the mandate.As of Thursday, the New York Department of Health had recorded 359 cases of measles since the outbreak began in October, up from 329 confirmed cases on Monday. The cases are centered in ultra-Orthodox Jewish communities in Brooklyn.A group of five parents had sued the city over the mandated measles, mumps and rubella vaccinations, claiming that the current outbreaks do not justify “drastic emergency measures” that override individual rights. The lawsuit argued that the outbreak was not a “clear and present danger to public health.”But the judge disagreed.”The unvarnished truth is that these diagnoses represent the most significant spike in incidence of measles in the United States in many years and the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn is at its epicenter,” he wrote in his opinion, The Wall Street Journal reports.Robert Krakow, the parents’ attorney, said that his clients were disappointed and that they were discussing next steps, according to The Journal. He said he was not surprised by the decision.In Thursday’s release, the city said it had identified three children who were exposed to measles but were still unvaccinated as of last Friday. The cases will go to a hearing, where parents will pay a $1,000 penalty if the violations are upheld, according to the city. Parents who do not appear at the hearing or respond to the summons will be fined $2,000.The city said its health authority is working with community leaders to ensure schools comply with emergency mandates.A preschool program at United Talmudical Academy, which was closed for violating a city order that required it to provide medical and attendance records, reopened on Thursday “under Health Department monitoring,” the city announced.”Because of measles’ long incubation period, we know this outbreak will get worse before it gets better,” said Health Commissioner Oxiris Barbot in a press release on Thursday. “However, we can turn the tide by people getting vaccinated, especially before Passover when families and communities will gather.”Prior to the hearing, the city’s Board of Health had voted to extend the mandate until the end of the current outbreak. Barbot said on Wednesday that an estimated 500 children aged 1 to 5 in Williamsburg had been vaccinated since the mandate was imposed on April 9, Gothamist reports.”The purpose of this emergency order isn’t to fine people,” Barbot said. “It’s to stress the urgency and the importance of getting vaccinated and to enlist as many people as possible spreading the message that these vaccines are safe and effective.”According to city data, about 14% of the children aged 1 to 5 in Williamsburg still have not been immunized, Gothamist reports.In Washington state, which also has seen a measles outbreak this year, lawmakers in the Senate passed a bill Wednesday that removes the personal belief exemption from MMR vaccinations, as NPR’s Laurel Wamsley reports. The bill, which is expected to become law, leaves medical and religious exemptions intact. Copyright 2019 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.