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NYC Employment Law — Pre-tax Transit Benefits
Dec 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 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 | 58 58 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 | 74 74 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 | 98 98 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 | 85 85 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 | 92 92 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 | 136 136 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 | 212 212 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 | 230 230 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...
What Is the Professional Exception to Employment At-Will Termination?
Nov 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 276 276 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Stephen D. Hans As described in our earlier blog article, there are exceptions to at-will employment terminations, making them unlawful, and termination based on discrimination is one of th...

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St. John’s has a new three-point record holder
Harrison sets new mark in win over Youngstown St.
Dec 24, 2013 | 2 2 comments | 121 121 recommendations | email to a friend
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Three St. Joe’s athletes receive conference accolades
Sophomore Michael Megafu (Brooklyn/Nazareth Regional) was one of three St. Joseph’s College athletes honored recently. Megafu was recognized by the Association of Division III Independents (AD3I) a...
Dec 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 116 116 recommendations | email to a friend
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Decisive win for Strapping Groom
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LIU notches win, Brickman notches career record
Senior point guard Jason Brickman set a new career high with 21 points and broke the Northeast Conference career assists record that had stood for over 25 years in helping the LIU Brooklyn men’s ba...
Dec 17, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 112 112 recommendations | email to a friend
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In the end, St. John’s can’t stop high-flying Syracuse
A college basketball game is 40 minutes long, and you have to play all 40 of them. Just ask St. John’s head coach Steve Lavin, who kept referring to distinctively different parts of the Red Storm’s...
Dec 17, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 107 107 recommendations | email to a friend
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Storm women drop two in Holiday Classic
The St. John’s women’s basketball team closed out the sixth annual St. John’s Chartwells Holiday Classic with a 64-51 loss to James Madison at Carnesecca Arena on Sunday afternoon. The Red Storm is...
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Jonesy Boy get first stakes win
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Aqueduct Racing News & Notes
• Ullapool won her third straight race and remained unbeaten in 2013 by using front-running tactics to take the $100,000 Garland of Roses by two lengths over Delightful Quality on Saturday at Aqued...
Dec 11, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 114 114 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. John’s uses hot shooting stretch to down Fordham
Seventeen straight baskets leads to lopsided victory
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St. John’s women suffer tough road loss
The St. John’s women’s basketball team suffered its second defeat of the season on Friday evening, falling 69-55 on the road to Auburn. The Red Storm now has a record of 5-2 while the Tigers improv...
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Brooklyn, you now have a new boxing champion
Two weeks after his 33rd birthday, Paulie “The Magic Man” Malignaggi (33-5, 7 KO’s) picked up his 33rd win in a unanimous decision victory over Zab “Super” Judah (42-9, 29 KO’s) in front of his hom...
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St. John’s comes from behind to best Georgia Tech
After trailing Georgia Tech by 15 with less than nine minutes remaining in the first half, the Red Storm came back to take the consolation game in the Barclay’s Center Classic. D’Angelo Harrison sc...
Dec 04, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 128 128 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. Joseph’s College players earn weekly honors
In recognition of their outstanding play for the St. Joseph’s College men’s and women’s basketball teams, Michael Megafu (Brooklyn/Nazareth Regional) was named the United States Collegiate Athletic...
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Flat Out takes Cigar Mile
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Aqueduct Racing News & Notes
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FILE - In this Nov. 14, 2012, file photo, New England Compounding Center President, co-owner, and Director of Pharmacy Barry Cadden takes the fifth amendment option and declines to testify on Capitol Hill in Washington before the House Energy subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations hearing about the Fungal Meningitis Outbreak. Cadden was among 14 people from the Framingham, Mass., pharmaceutical company arrested at their homes Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014. Tainted steroids manufactured by the pharmacy were blamed for a fungal meningitis outbreak that killed 64 people across the country. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)BOSTON (AP) — Mold and bacteria were in the air and on workers' gloved fingertips. Pharmacists used expired ingredients, didn't properly sterilize them and failed to test drugs for purity before sending them to hospitals and pain clinics. Employees falsified logs to make it look as if the so-called clean rooms had been disinfected.


2014-12-17 16:34:01 -0500

A poster for the movie "The Interview" is taken down by a worker after being pulled from a display case at a Carmike Cinemas movie theater, Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, in Atlanta. Georgia-based Carmike Cinemas has decided to cancel its planned showings of "The Interview" in the wake of threats against theatergoers by the Sony hackers. (AP Photo/David Goldman)NEW YORK (AP) — The top theater chains in North America have dropped "The Interview" after hackers threatened terrorist attacks at theaters showing the comedy, effectively squashing the film's Dec. 25 release.


2014-12-17 16:32:56 -0500
By Gabriel Debenedetti WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Potential Republican 2016 presidential candidate Jeb Bush on Wednesday criticized the White House's move to restore diplomatic ties with Cuba, calling the shift a "dramatic overreach" of President Barack Obama's executive authority. "Cuba is a dictatorship with a disastrous human rights record, and now President Obama has rewarded those dictators," Bush, the former governor of Florida, a key state with a large Cuban-American population, said in a statement. ...
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