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This Month in Queens Real Estate: August 2016
Aug 26, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
by George Herrera , Realtor & Listing Specialist with the Queens Home Team at Keller Williams Realty . August 2016 Market Update Home sales in July dropped again for the fifth consecutive month. De...
What to do When Your Designated Driver Plan Fails
Aug 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
There’s no question that designating a driver reduces drunken driving accidents and saves lives. Designated Driver Statistics As time goes along, more and more people have gotten on board with the ...
If I Return to Work Making Less Money, Am I Still Entitled to Workers’ Compensation Benefits?
Aug 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
New York City | Queens | Brooklyn | Bronx Workers’ Compensation Lawyers So you’ve been hurt at work and you can’t perform your old job. What happens if you go back to work at a different position, ...
The Difference that Jurisdiction Could Make in a High Profile Divorce Case
Aug 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
by Chris Palermo   Different states and different countries have laws that can significantly affect the outcome of a divorce. A prime example is a high profile case reported in the New York Post . ...
Equal Pay for Women Issues
Aug 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Stephen Hans Long Island City, Queens & NYC Employment Defense Attorney From an employer’s standpoint, if you are following similar pay practices to other businesses, it may seem like safet...
Prevent Boating Tragedy – A Guide to Safe Boating on Long Island
Aug 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 56 56 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Steven Palermo: The Suffolk Personal Injury Lawyer Cool ocean breezes on a hot summer day and the freedom of an open sea make boating a favorite pastime for many people. It’s a lifestyle fo...
HemClear: An Alternative Hemorrhoid Treatment
Aug 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend
Hemorrhoids are painful, swollen blood vessels and veins around the anus that can cause severe discomfort to sufferers. They can be internal, located inside the anus, or external, meaning that you’...
Can I File Suit against My Employer if I Am Injured at Work?
Aug 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 87 87 recommendations | email to a friend
New York City | Queens | Brooklyn | Bronx Workers' Compensation Lawyers A question we frequently get from prospective clients has to do with whether or not an employer can be sued in court for a pe...
New York City Affirms Rights to Use Bathrooms Consistent with Gender Identity
Aug 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 91 91 recommendations | email to a friend
Author:Stephen Hans & Associates Media outlets across the country are addressing controversial laws passed recently in certain states that prohibit transgender individuals from using bathrooms cons...
Can a Party in a Divorce Case Sue a Judge?
Aug 15, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 97 97 recommendations | email to a friend
Suing a judge occurs rarely, but does happen. In 2015, the judge presiding over a NY divorce case sanctioned an attorney who represented himself in the divorce case. Recently, the attorney filed a ...

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RIP Elie Wiesel
Dear Editor, Elie Wiesel was a Holocaust survivor of four Nazi death camps, Nobel Peace Prize winner and a supporter of oppressed people all over the world. Here was a man whose writings tell manki...
Jul 05, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Trump on Turkey
Dear Editor, How long before Trump blames the bombing and massacre that took place in Istanbul on the "ongoing conflict between the Turks and Caicos?" Sincerely, Robert LaRosa Whitestone
Jul 05, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Future in jeopardy
Dear Editor, For 216 years our elections, though bitterly contested, have featured the philosophies and character of candidates who were clearly qualified. That is not the case this year. One is gl...
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Now what?
Dear Editor, Now that the British people have voted to leave the E U, what will happen next? Europe is already in a precarious position due to the large influx of refugees from the Syrian war, and ...
Jul 05, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Real-live service
Dear Editor, It seems like the news is filled with more and more stories about automated customer service. Virtual assistants, apps that answer your questions, chatbots that designers swear act and...
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Pope gives hope
Dear Editor, Pope Francis has offered an apology for all those that the church has offended. "I think the church must not only apologize to a gay person, but must apologize to the poor, to women wh...
Jul 05, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hair piece
Dear Editor, Police Officer Masood Syed is fighting the NYPD's policy regarding facial hair not being longer than one millimeter. The reason for the policy? Beards longer than that would prevent de...
Jun 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Brexit? Britain regrets it!
Dear Editor, Britain has voted Brexit, or remove itself from the European Union. It was instigated and promulgated by the Anglo-Right similar to our homegrown wrong right wing led by opportunist an...
Jun 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Get to work!
Dear Editor, Congress is not doing their job in the terms of gun control. We as a country have see too many people die, and my question is what is so hard about passing a bill that would prevent pe...
Jun 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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BBQ bugs
Dear Editor, What ever happened to the good old days when our worst worries on the Fourth of July were traffic jams and wayward fireworks? A well-warranted worry, according to the Department of Agr...
Jun 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Honor Seaver
Honor Seaver Dear Editor, There is no logical reason for the Mets organization to deny former pitching ace Tom Seaver a statue of himself at Citi Field. He was one of the best pitchers in the histo...
Jun 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Do your part
Dear Editor, The worst mass murder in U.S. history has two Queens ties. Shooter Omar Mateen was born in Queens and lived here for before moving to Long Island then Fort Pierce, Florida. He bought a...
Jun 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Running on fear
Dear Editor, There are fantasies and then there are fantasies. Those that are considered as possible realities by fanatics are not only delusional but dangerous. ISIS can chop off heads, rape and k...
Jun 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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More silence
Dear Editor, Another mass shooting, and Democrats demand gun control legislation, while the GOP refuses. Why? Their owners the NRA say so. I guess another moment of silence will have to suffice. At...
Jun 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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For Mel Meer
Dear Editor, As an 11-year member of Queens Community Board 11, I was disturbed to learn that one of my colleagues had not been reappointed to the board in April. Mel Meer admirably served 16 years...
Jun 15, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rescue workers search for victims through the rubble of a building destroyed during a reported barrel bomb attack in a rebel-held neighbourhood of eastern Aleppo, northern Syria on August 27, 2016At least 15 civilians were killed in a barrel bomb attack on a rebel-held district of Syria's Aleppo city on Saturday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor said. The Britain-based group said regime aircraft had dropped two explosive-packed barrel bombs several minutes apart on the Maadi district of eastern Aleppo. The strikes hit "near a tent where people were receiving condolences for those killed this week in the neighbouring district of Bab al-Nayrab," Observatory director Rami Abdel Rahman said.


2016-08-27 09:29:32 -0400

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe attends the Sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development in Kenya's capital NairobiBy George Obulutsa NAIROBI (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told African leaders on Saturday that his country will commit $30 billion in public and private support for infrastructure development, education and healthcare expansion in the continent. Resource-poor Japan has long been interested in tapping Africa's vast natural resources, even more so since dependence on oil and natural gas imports jumped after the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster shut almost all of Japan's nuclear reactors. Abe, in the Kenyan capital Nairobi to attend the sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD), said the package would be spread over three years from this year and include $10 billion for infrastructure projects, to be executed through cooperation with the African Development Bank.


2016-08-27 09:24:21 -0400

People queue to vote during the presidential election in LibrevilleBy Gerauds Wilfried Obangome LIBREVILLE (Reuters) - Gabon voted on Saturday amid growing discontent over the failure to raise living standards despite its oil wealth, posing the potentially biggest challenge yet to President Ali Bongo, whose family has dominated the nation for half a century. Bongo faced nine other candidates - compared with 22 in the last election - but his main rival was veteran diplomat Jean Ping. In 2009, Bongo won with just 41.73 percent of the vote.


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