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This Month in Queens Real Estate: AUG 2014
Aug 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
  August 2014 Queens NY Market Update  In July, home sales dropped slightly from June when we saw a slight jump in sales. The increase in sales pace in June & July led to another substantial increa...
If you’re loyal to your insurance carrier it will cost you
Aug 01, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 123 123 recommendations | email to a friend
by Steven Palermo | Aug 1, 2014 | insurance company rates , PTB Blog Most successful businesses know how to treat their faithful customers.  A good restaurant owner will treat regulars with a compl...
U.S. Supreme Court Rules Inherited IRAs are Not Protected from Creditors
Jul 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 170 170 recommendations | email to a friend
On June 12, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court—in a unanimous decision—ruled that Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs) inherited by anyone other than a spouse are not retirement funds and therefore are ...
This Month in Queens Real Estate: JULY 2014
Jul 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 205 205 recommendations | email to a friend
June 2014 Queens NY Market Update    The pace of home sales rose sharply in June but was still below the pace of sales in June 2013. Prices posted moderate gains in June as well, remaining on pace ...
Estate Planning Basics for Newlyweds – How to Get Prepared for the Unexpected
Jul 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 219 219 recommendations | email to a friend
It’s that time of year – the time for beautiful weddings, fun receptions, delicious cakes, special gifts, and romantic honeymoons. While this is a joyous time for everyone, it’s also time for you a...
The Annual Pay Notice Requirement of the New York Wage Theft Prevention Act Could Be Close to Ending
Jul 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 226 226 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Stephen D. Hans After the Wage Theft Prevention Act went into effect, restaurant owners and other types of business owners became burdened with paperwork as they complied with annual requir...
$$ OPPORTUNITY HAS KNOCKED ! $$ Networking For Prosperity & Adventure $$
Jun 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 479 479 recommendations | email to a friend
Bring Pen & Paper for this great opportunity to learn about:  * Job search, Employment Training, Networking Skills & How Every Dollar Counts . **Snacks & Beverages provided.** WHEN : Wednesday June...
This Month in Queens Real Estate: JUNE 2014
Jun 19, 2014 | 3 3 comments | 509 509 recommendations | email to a friend
June 2014 Queens NY Market Update The pace of home sales rose in May after a slow start in the beginning of 2014. Inventory increased slightly again in May, meaning buyers should have a bit more ch...
Book Expo America 2014 Part 1: The Italian presence…
Jun 15, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 544 544 recommendations | email to a friend
  Originally Written By:  Tiziano Thomas Dossena for L'Idea Magazine   Book Expo America 2014 has brought a wave of foreign authors, either in the original language or in translation, and among the...
Book Expo America 2014 Part 2: The Authors Speak…
Jun 15, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 518 518 recommendations | email to a friend
Originally Written By:  Tiziano Thomas Dossena  for L'Idea Magazine   Javits Center was the center of attention for all American book lovers for four days at the end of May, with a series of events...

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Frustrated St. John’s Red Storm fans set sights on head coach Norm Roberts
They say nice guys finish last, and unfortunately for Norm Roberts, the saying might be true.
Feb 11, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
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Games to Watch: February 11-February 17
Thursday February 11 7:45 pm Long Island University at Sacred Heart: Five losses in their last seven games has seemingly K-O’ed LIU’s chances of locking up the number one seed in the Northeast Conf...
Feb 11, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. Joseph’s College Women’s Swimming defeats Mount Saint Vincent with Frantic Rally
NEW ROCHELLE, NY – With a split second victory in the final 200 freestyle relay event, the St. Joseph’s College women’s swimming team overcame a 22 point deficit to defeat the College of Mount Sain...
Feb 03, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
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Joseph Hoffman: Greenpoint, Brooklyn: Athlete of the Week
Did the Pro Bowl not satisfy your need for football excitement this week? Did you need a more pulse pounding, hard hitting experience?  Well if so,  you should havae been at Red Star Bar this past ...
Feb 03, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. Anastasia of Douglaston holds off Corpus Christi of Woodside
The long awaited make-up game between Corpus Christi of Woodside and St. Anastasia of Douglaston was finally played on Jan. 9th.
Feb 03, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. Francis Terriers Drop Big Game to Robert Morris
Heading into Saturday’s big game with Robert Morris, the St. Francis Terriers were feeling confident. An unlikely 6-3 in the NEC, the Terriers had won four of their last five conference games and w...
Feb 03, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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Daily News Golden Gloves Returns for 83rd Year
Get ready boxing fans, because you’re about to see a whole lot more firsts of fury.
Jan 28, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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Games to Watch: January 28- February 3
Thursday January 28 7:30 pm MSG: Raptors at Knicks: The Knicks get another look at Chris Bosh, one of the free agents they’ll surely be after, and the one they’ll probably end up with, when the off...
Jan 28, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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Catholic Youth Organization Swimming Championships Held in Nassau
Perhaps no sporting event is as logistically complicated as swimming. You have to find and manage (a lot) of swimmers, you have to find a pool and book practice time, and then you have head to mass...
Jan 28, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kelly McManmon: Athlete of the Week
The St. John’s women’s basketball team ended DePaul’s eight-game home winning streak with a 68-51 victory at McGrath Arena on Saturday night. Leading the team was guard Kelly McManmon with a game-h...
Jan 21, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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Long Island University Blackbirds fly higher in Northeast Conference play
At the start of the season, we predicted that in a best-case scenario, the Long Island University Blackbirds would ride a weak Northeast Conference right into the NCAA tournament. Well, so far so g...
Jan 21, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bishop Loughlin loses Battle Against Hills West, Jayvaughn Pinkston wins War (of Words)
Pinkston scored 34 points, including a three pointer at the end of regulation to force overtime.
Jan 21, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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Games to Watch: January 21-January 27
Thursday, January 21 7:30 pm: Wagner at Long Island University: LIU won this game by fifteen points last week. With the Blackbirds still sitting in first place in the NEC, it’s hard to see Wagner p...
Jan 21, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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York Men's Basketball Undefeated in CUNYAC
York’s men’s basketball team, always competitive in the CUNYAC conference, is off to another strong start this season.
Jan 14, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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Xaverian Clippers Clubbed by Christ the King
Christ the King defeated Xaverian 69-58 in front of a packed house of Clipper fans in Brooklyn, NY.
Jan 14, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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FILE - This Aug. 18, 2014 file photo shows members of the Missouri National Guard standing watch outside a command post near a protest for Michael Brown, who was killed by a police officer Aug. 9 in Ferguson, Mo. Brown's shooting has sparked more than a week of protests, riots and looting in the St. Louis suburb. Eric Holder, who is leading the federal response to the racial turmoil in Ferguson, Missouri, talks about the nation's civil rights struggles in a way none of the 81 previous U.S. attorneys general could _ by telling his own family story. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Eric Holder talks about the nation's civil rights struggles in a way no previous U.S. attorney general could — by telling his own family story.


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A young worker holding a dried shark fin at a shop in Shantou, in southern China's Guangdong province, August 9, 2014A sprawling market floor in Guangzhou was once a prime location for shark fin, one of China's most expensive delicacies. "I don't eat shark fin," said a 23-year-old shopper surnamed Ling, pausing between a stash of multicoloured dried starfish and an assortment of wood ear mushrooms. Fetching as much as 1,600 yuan ($260) a bowl, shark fin soup has long been among China's most prized dishes, renowned as much for its supposed medicinal qualities as for its associations with wealth and power. Environmental and animal rights groups have campaigned for decades against consumption of shark fin, arguing that demand for the delicacy has decimated the world's shark population and that the methods used to obtain it are inhumane.


2014-08-20 01:15:01 -0400
Hydraulic fracturing, which has upended global energy markets by lifting U.S. Canada's Encana Corp invested $2 million to refrack two wells in Louisiana's Haynesville shale formation earlier this year, after seeing its production in the area dip 27 percent from 2012 levels.     "There were a significant number of wells that we considered unstimulated," said David Martinez, Encana's senior manager for Haynesville development.     Using minuscule plastic balls, known as diverting agents, pumped at high speeds with water into the old wells, most of which are three to five years old, Encana blocked some the older fractures, or cracks.     "The thought is that the diverting agent will go to the cracks with the least amount of pressure," bypassing cracks with higher pressure and boosting the pressure of the entire well so output climbs, Martinez said.     He said the process can't be as precisely controlled as an initial round of hydraulic fracturing, in which water, chemicals and sand into are blasted into rock to unlock oil and gas.
2014-08-20 01:12:30 -0400