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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
Dec 2014 Queens NY Market Update  The pace of home sales continued to decrease in November and inventory continued to track below last year’s levels as well.  Sales are well below those seen in the...
NYC Employment Law — Pre-tax Transit Benefits
Dec 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
As employers, sometimes it is difficult to keep with the employment law changes, which is why you should consult periodically with an employment defense lawyer and stay apprised of new laws. At the...
Wage and Hour Regulation Pitfalls
Dec 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 90 90 recommendations | email to a friend
Business owners can get themselves into trouble when not understanding wage and hours laws. What appears to be a bright idea that cuts corners and saves money is sometimes a violation that leads to...
In life, the glass is always half full! Exclusive interview with cartoonist Maria Scrivan
Dec 08, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 126 126 recommendations | email to a friend
Written By:  Tiziano Thomas Dossena   | 19 November 2014   Maria Scrivan’s cartoons are published in MAD Magazine, Parade Magazine, Prospect Magazine (UK), on Mashable.com, Salon.com. Funny Times a...
Zeffirelli's La Boheme at the Metropolitan Opera: a review
Dec 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 148 148 recommendations | email to a friend
  Written By:  Tiziano Thomas Dossena 3 December 2014 |     Zeffirelli’s production of La Boheme at the metropolitan Opera shines. A sample of the stage set up as performed in a preceding season. L...
Are You Staying on Top of Regulations that Affect Your Restaurant?
Dec 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 136 136 recommendations | email to a friend
A recent change in regulations predicted to arrive soon is that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will release a national menu labeling standard for chain restaurants. The standard will addres...
The World Seen Through a Dog’s Point of View. An Exclusive Interview with Paul Gilligan, author of Pooch Café
Dec 03, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 144 144 recommendations | email to a friend
  Written By:  Tiziano Thomas Dossena 10 October 2014 |   Paul Gilligan with Poncho, the main character of Pooch Cafe According to his website, www.poochcafe.com, Paul Gilligan’s affair with art be...
What about Wellness Programs as Part of Health Coverage?
Nov 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 192 192 recommendations | email to a friend
Today many companies offering health insurance also provide wellness programs, which are a preventative medicine approach to health. Today, 94 percent of employers with more than 400 employees and ...
This Month in Queens Real Estate: NOV 2014 (Month's Supply: 6.3 Months)
Nov 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 268 268 recommendations | email to a friend
Oct 2014 Queens NY Market Update  Queens home sales are down for the third month in a row from August – October. Home sales are also remaining significantly below last year’s levels, according to t...
Forest Hills Food Crawl
Nov 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 272 272 recommendations | email to a friend
The Chamber and All The Tastes of New York would love to invite you to our first Forest Hills Food Crawl, a culinary journey through Forest Hills happening this Wednesday, November 12th ! A Food Cr...

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Senior Living & Care... What To Do With So Many Choices? What Does It All Mean? by cindy
December 02, 2013 03:58 PM | 8450 views | 0 0 comments | 221 221 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: StefansLawGroup As we age we will find ourselves either making or assisting in complex and important decisions about where we, a family member or even a friend should be living. Changes in ...
Holiday Coat Drive by Kathleen
December 02, 2013 02:22 PM | 7222 views | 0 0 comments | 196 196 recommendations | email to a friend
Holiday Coat Drive   Nov. 18th - Dec. 15th, 2013 Do you have coats that you don't need anymore?  Donate Them! Winter is here and there are people in our community who could use a nice warm coat.  D...
Maspeth Indoor Flea Market by Kathleen
December 02, 2013 01:43 PM | 6936 views | 0 0 comments | 191 191 recommendations | email to a friend
INDOOR FLEA MARKET!!!! Saturday, Dec. 7th  Doors open @ 9AM Indoor flea market featuring gifts for Christmas and more.  Handbags, jewelry, antiques, kids clothes, household items, make-up, fragranc...
St. Margaret's Boy Scout Troop 119 by Kathleen
November 25, 2013 01:38 PM | 9111 views | 0 0 comments | 178 178 recommendations | email to a friend
St. Margaret's Boy Scout Troop 119 is almost sixty-nine years old and in the year 2015 we will be celebrating our 70th birthday making us one of the oldest Boy Scout Troops in New York City. Howeve...
Breakfast with St. Nick by Kathleen
November 25, 2013 11:01 AM | 9218 views | 0 0 comments | 175 175 recommendations | email to a friend
St. Stanislaus Kostka Home School Association invites you to attend Breakfast with St. Nick .  Saturday, December 15th  9AM-1PM.  St. Stan's Auditorium, 61-17 Grand Avenue, Maspeth, NY Children - $...
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File photo of a woman standing in flood waters in front of her shop in JakartaThe same is true for the rest of the half-dozen sewage-choked rivers that wind though central Jakarta. The reason these conduits are necessary is that Greater Jakarta, an agglomeration of 28 million people, sits on a swampy plain that has sunk 13 feet (4 meters) over the past three decades. “Jakarta is a bowl, and the bowl is sinking,” said Fook Chuan Eng, senior water and sanitation specialist with the World Bank, who oversees a $189 million flood mitigation project for the city. The entire sprawl of Jakarta’s north coast - fishing ports, boatyards, markets, warehouses, fish farms, crowded slums and exclusive gated communities - it’s all sinking.


2014-12-22 09:33:16 -0500
By Bill Tarrant JAKARTA(Reuters) - Two weeks after his narrow win in Indonesia’s presidential election in July, Joko Widodo, though still months away from taking office, jump-started an effort to save Jakarta from drowning. Minutes of a July 25 meeting with city officials and ministers from the outgoing administration show that Widodo endorsed the most ambitious feature of a plan that had been on the drawing boards for nearly two years: a "Great Sea Wall" in the shape of Indonesia’s national symbol, the Garuda bird of Hindu mythology. The private sector would be "the main actor" in financing the Great Sea Wall, whose total cost could rise to $40 billion over three decades. Outgoing President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, wanting a signature achievement to burnish the legacy of his administration, obliged him.
2014-12-22 09:32:40 -0500
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — An angry North Korea, now on the defensive over a U.S. accusation of hacking, is refusing to take part in a groundbreaking U.N. Security Council meeting Monday where the country's bleak human rights situation will be discussed for the first time.
2014-12-22 09:30:04 -0500