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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 78 78 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 | 73 73 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 | 122 122 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 | 202 202 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 | 226 226 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 | 214 214 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 | 218 218 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 | 267 267 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 | 343 343 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 | 337 337 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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John Vasko
John Vasko passed away on May 4, 2010 at the age of 82. He was the beloved husband of Ilse. Funeral Services were offered at Papavero Funeral Home on May 6, at 1 p.m. Interment followed at Mount Ol...
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Anna Carlucci
Anna Carlucci passed away on May 1, 2010 at the age of 85. She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph. She was the loving aunt of numerous nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews. Mass of Ch...
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Lucy P. Voccola
Lucy P. Voccola passed away on April 25, 2010 at the age of 81. She was the loving aunt of Peter, Michael, John, Joseph, Michele and Amelia. She was the dear great aunt of Christopher and Lisa. Mas...
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Maria Tar
Maria Tar passed away on April 30, 2010 at the age of 82. She was the beloved wife of the late Ion. She was the loving mother of Aurica Pelea, Rev. Horea Tar and Ioan Taru. She was the cherished gr...
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Rosemary Martorano
Rosemary Martorano passed away on May 2, 2010 at the age of 71. She was the beloved wife of John. She was the loving mother of Maria Anagnostopoulos and Anthony Guzzo. She was the loving mother-in-...
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Nancy Ann Minara
Nancy Ann Minara passed away on April 18, 2010 at the age of 57. She was the beloved mother of Christian and Ryan. She was the loving daughter of Margaret and the late Thomas “Dom” Policare. She wa...
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Ronald S. Lekoski
Ronald S. Lekoski passed away on April 13, 2010 at the age of 74. He was the beloved husband of Carol A. He was the loving father of Lisa and Lauren. He was the cherished grandfather of Justin, Kri...
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Mercedes Castillo
Mercedes Castillo passed away April 10, 2010 at the age of 81. She was the beloved wife of the late Jose. She was the loving mother of Omar Castillo, Jacqueline Solares and Luis Castillo. She was t...
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Carmela Brancato
Carmela Brancato passed away on April 11, 2010 at the age of 92. She was the loving sister-in-law of Joseph Esposito, Anna Brancato and Mamie Brancato. She was also survived by numerous nieces and ...
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Mildred Mussmacher
Mildred Mussmacher passed away on April 8, 2010 at the age of 93. She was the beloved wife of the late Ferdinand. She was the loving aunt of Eileen Mangione. She was also survived by numerous niece...
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Vincenzo Stellio
Vincenzo Stellio passed away on April 5, 2010 at the age of 47. He was the beloved husband of Deborah. He was the loving father of Vincent. He was the cherished son of Lino and Anna. He was the dea...
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Sophie Lecznar
Sophie Lecznar passed away on April 1, 2010 at the age of 89. She was the beloved wife of the late Julius. She was the loving mother of Jane Zabik, George Lecznar and Maryann Agate. She was the che...
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Louise Serno
Louise Serno passed away on April 4, 2010 at the age of 94. She was the beloved wife of the late Frank. She was the loving mother of Rosemary Serno. She was the dear sister Marie Picarelli and the ...
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Joseph Morena Jr.
Joseph Morena Jr. passed away on March 30, 2010 at the age of 80. He was the beloved husband of Jan and the late Rosemary. He was the loving father of Margaret Ann Cunningham and Joseph Morena III ...
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Rose M. Guzowski
Rose M. Guzowski passed away on March 5, 2010. She was the beloved wife of Anthony Guzowski. She was the loving mother of Diane, Rose and Melisa. She was the dear sister of Mary, Elaine, Emelia and...
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Somalia security forces transport blind-folded suspects detained on their pick-up truck after attackers from the militant group al Shabaab invaded the African Union in Somalia's capital MogadishuBy Abdi Sheikh and Feisal Omar MOGADISHU (Reuters) - A leader of Somali Islamist group al Shabaab, who has a $3 million U.S. bounty on his head, has surrendered, a Somali government official and local media said on Saturday, although the militants said he had long left their organisation. Zakariya Ismail Ahmed Hersi was one of seven al Shabaab leaders for whom the U.S. State Department in 2012 offered a total of $33 million in reward money for information that led to their capture. If true, Hersi's surrender would be the second major blow to al Shabaab's leadership in just a few months. ...


2014-12-28 02:23:33 -0500
By X.N. Iraki NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The morning scene is increasingly routine for Kenyans. When it's time to start the day, the power is already out. Somewhere nearby, the shell of a wrecked electrical transformer lies on its side underneath the pole where it had been fixed 20 feet off the ground. The culprit is an unusual one: A vandal who is selling the toxic oil, drawn from the transformer, to chefs who use it for ‎frying food in roadside stalls. Five liters of the viscous, PCB-laden liquid sells for $60. It looks like cooking oil, but lasts much longer, users say. ...
2014-12-28 02:21:55 -0500

Black smoke billows out of a storage oil tank in the port of Es Sider in Ras LanufBy Ayman Al-Warfalli BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) - Libya has called on Italy to send firefighters to prevent a fire spreading out of control at Es Sider, the country's biggest oil port, officials said on Saturday. A rocket hit an oil storage tank last week at the port in the east of the country during clashes between forces allied to Libya's competing governments. Ali al-Hassi, spokesman for a security force allied to the internationally-recognised government, said the fire had spread to a total of five oil tanks. "We are trying to extinguish it but our capacities are limited," he said. ...


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