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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 23 23 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 | 20 20 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 | 69 69 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 | 94 94 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 | 118 118 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 | 105 105 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 | 113 113 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 | 157 157 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 | 233 233 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 | 245 245 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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Helen Kabasinskas
Helen Kabasinskas passed away August 7th, 2014 at the age of 90 years. Beloved Aunt of Thomas and Robert Sladowski. Funeral Mass at Transfiguration RC Church, Monday, August 11th, 9:30 A.M. Interme...
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Catherine F. Healey
Catherine F. Healey passed away on Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at the age of 92. Beloved Wife of the late Raymond J. Healey. Loving Mother of Eileen Schmidt (Frank), Margaret Browne (William) and Raym...
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Helen Jakubiel
Helen Jakubiel passed away on Saturday, August 16, 2014 at the age of 95. Beloved Wife of the late Wladyslaus Jakubiel. Loving Mother of Robert Jakubiel and Susan Jakubiel and Mother-in-Law of Ann....
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Jorge Aguilera
Jorge Aguilera passed away on Saturday, August 09, 2014 at the age of 68. Beloved Husband of the late Beartriz. Loving Father of Adriana, Beatriz, and Cynthia, and Father-in-Law of Nicanor, Carlos ...
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Henry V. Andreana
Henry V. Andreana of Ditmas Park passed away on August 5, 2014 at the age of 91. A native of Ditmas Park. Devoted Father of Henry, Angelina, Patricia and Barbera. Also survived by 14 Grandchildren ...
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Mildred Rose Rivenburg
Mildred Rose Rivenburg passed away on Wednesday, August 06, 2014 at the age of 89. Beloved Mother of Randy Rivenburg and Janet Pagan and Mother-in-Law of Linda and Arsenio. Cherished Grandmother of...
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Irene Blanke
Irene Blanke passed away on Thursday, August 07, 2014 at the age of 70. Beloved Mother of George Blanke and James Blanke. Cherished Grandmother of Nick, Andrew, Ashley, Jackie, Samantha and Justin....
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Irene Petrochko
Irene Petrochko passed away on Tuesday, August 05, 2014 at the age of 88. Beloved Wife of the late George Petrochko. Loving Mother of Virginia and Mother-in-Law of Steven. Also survived by numerous...
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John E. Cennamo
John E. Cennamo passed away on August 1st, 2014 at the age of 87 years. Beloved Father of Maria Shane and John E. Cennamo. Dear Brother of Frank Cennamo. Grandfather of Matthew, Stacey, Laura and E...
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Maurice J. O’Connor
Maurice J. O’Connor passed away on July 25th, 2014 at the age of 36 years. Beloved Father of Melanie. Loving Son of Maurice J. and Nora Mary. Dear Brother of Caroline O’Connor-Albert and David. Fun...
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Dolores Wincknowski
Dolores Wincknowski passed away on July 25th, 2014 at the age of 84 years. Beloved Mother of Marilyn Davis, James, William and Glenn Wincknowski. Dear Sister of Ursula Maddalena. Grandmother of Gin...
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Robert Carpenter
Robert Carpenter passed away on Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at the age of 64. Beloved Husband of Betty, Loving father of Jessica, Marisa and Robert, cherished grandfather of Lucas, Logan and Stella. Dea...
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Ella Nerlich
Ella Nerlich passed away on Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at the age of 102. Place of death Marietta, GA. Beloved Wife of the late Karl Nerlich. Loving Mother of Marie Karsch, Otto Nerlich, Joseph Nerlich...
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Edward Catapano
Edward Catapano passed away on Saturday, August 02, 2014 at the age of 92. Beloved Husband of Rose Catapano. Loving Father of Anthony Catapano, Vincent Catapano, Mary Vitale and Roseann Fornito. Ch...
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Alexander Bloch
Alexander Bloch passed away on Sunday, July 27, 2014 at the age of 41. Beloved Son of Krystyna and the late Meieczyslaw Bloch. Loving Brother, Wonderful Uncle and Dear Nephew. Funeral Services were...
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In this photo taken on Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, a World War I bunker is situated on Aubers Ridge near Illies, France. Aubers Ridge offered German troops as of Oct. 1914 a strategic advantage by being located on the high ground near the River Lys. A century on, the four seasons bring constant changes to the scarred landscapes and ruins of the World War I battlefields in Belgium and northern France, yet many of the relics still exist, both above and below the surface. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)BOEZINGE, Belgium (AP) — A century on, the four seasons bring constant changes to the scarred landscapes and ruins of the World War I battlefields in Belgium and northern France.


2014-12-19 06:18:00 -0500

Riot policemen hold their dogs as they secure the National Assembly compound in Kenya's capital NairobiNAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta said on Friday he had signed into law anti-terrorism measures approved by parliament despite vocal protests by some opposition lawmakers who cited a threat to civil liberties and free speech. Kenyatta has faced mounting pressure to boost security since a 2013 attack by Somali al Shabaab rebels on a Nairobi mall that killed 67 people. The militant Islamist group killed more that 60 people in two attacks this month. ...


2014-12-19 06:17:58 -0500
By Tom Bergin LONDON (Reuters) - About five years ago, General Electric Co, the largest Western player in Russia's market for medical equipment, uncovered pervasive corruption in its Russian business. Ferdinando Beccalli-Falco, then chief executive of GE Germany and Developed Markets, told an investor conference in 2012 that senior management became aware of the problems around 2009. "We had to eliminate more than half of our healthcare organization because we discovered that they were happily scamming our customers, scamming against us and scamming against the government," Beccalli-Falco told the conference. A GE spokesman said Beccalli-Falco did not wish to comment, and the company declined to comment on its Russian business.
2014-12-19 06:16:24 -0500