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From "Lost Side Of Suburbia" to "Poptropica," An Exclusive Interview with Artist Kory Merritt
Dec 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Written By:  Tiziano Thomas Dossena   Kory Merritt started cartooning and illustrating while attending SUNY Brockport. His weekly comic strip, Brockport Chronicled, won the John Locher Memorial Awa...
This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 86 86 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 | 80 80 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 | 130 130 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 | 213 213 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 | 240 240 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 | 228 228 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 | 232 232 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 | 281 281 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 | 354 354 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...

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Former LIU star James Jones thriving in the minors
Named Midwest League Player of the Postseason
Sep 30, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Talented LIU Blackbirds winning with defense and goalkeeping
For the second year in a row, the Long Island University women’s soccer team has jumped out to a quick start. This year, the Blackbirds hope to keep the momentum rolling through conference play. Th...
Sep 30, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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CHSFL Week 1
Week one of CHSFL football kicked off, and all the locals were in action. Here are some highlights Holy Cross 31, St. Francis Prep 6: Holy Cross racked up 498 yards of offense and quarterback Kevin...
Sep 16, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rachidi Amadolu: Athlete of the Week
This week’s athlete of the week is Rachidi Amadolu. Amadolu, a freshman from Togo, made his presence felt on Saturday against Penn State University-Brandywine, even if he only played in half the ga...
Sep 16, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cyclones Watch: AL Rallies in All-Star Game
National League falls in All Star Game: Despite sending 8 players to the NY-Penn All Star game, the Cyclones couldn’t bring home a victory for the National League, as the American League rallied fo...
Aug 26, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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Feat of the Week: Lady Diamond Pros win big
Lady Diamond Pros take third place at MVBSC Fastpitch Softball tournament.
Aug 26, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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Chris Rosensteel: Athlete of the Week
This week’s Athlete of the Week is Chris Rosensteel, a sophomore on the Stevens Institute of Technology mens tennis squad. Chris, a resident of Windsor, New Jersey, was a phenom in Forest Hills las...
Aug 26, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cyclone Watch: Cyclones Place Eight All-Stars
Getting Stronger: It was another fine week for the Cyclones, as they posted a 5-1 record. Brooklyn feasted on Batavia, sweeping aside the Muckdogs with 4-0, 14-4, and 5-4 wins. Brooklyn then took t...
Aug 13, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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Angle of the Week: Vallone joins children's tennis lessons
Council Member Peter Vallone Jr. gets nowhere near his toes while attempting the stretch with some of Astoria’s youngest tennis players at Astoria Park. Vallone joined dozens of kids at Astoria Par...
Aug 13, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ozone-Howard Blue Devils Honored by Council Member Ulrich
Council Member Eric Ulrich invited members of the Ozone-Howard Blue Devils Little League team to his district office in celebration of their regional division championship, and strong showing in th...
Aug 13, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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Reynaldo Lopez Scores Eighty-One Second Knockout
It was a terrific night of boxing Saturday at the Aviator Sports Complex in Brooklyn that was capped off by former world title challenger, Reynaldo Lopez dropping for Bantamweight champion Mauricio...
Aug 13, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. Joseph’s College (Brooklyn) Enters Final Year of NCAA Division III Provisional Process
The Bears are closer to Division III. St. Joseph’s College (Brooklyn) has moved into the fourth year of the provisional membership process, effective September 1, 2010. If St. Joseph’s successfully...
Aug 12, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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Streaking Brooklyn Cyclones in First Place
Staten Island Sweep: Aberdeen and the Staten Island Yankees proved to be no match for the Brooklyn Cyclones last week. Brooklyn swept aside all challengers, winning five straight games, including b...
Aug 05, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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Heroes Basketball: Slap Chop celebrates a win over BQE Ballers 39-38
It was a close game in the 21 & under boys division of the Heroes hoops last week. On Thursday, Slap Chop beat the BQE Ballers by a finalm score of 39 to 38. It was a very close game all the way to...
Aug 05, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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On Point Cyclones Win At Madison Square Garden
On the weekend of July 11th and 12th, the On Point Cyclones were at a tournament at Ramapo College in New Jersey, the Tournament Of Champions - Road To The Garden. The team played 4 games and place...
Aug 04, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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File photo of Chinese President Xi waiting for leaders to arrive before opening ceremony in Expo Center at fourth Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia summit in ShanghaiBEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese President Xi Jinping has called for greater "ideological guidance" in China's universities and urged the study of Marxism, state media reported on Monday, as the country tightens control on Western ideology. Xi's comments are the latest sign of his politically conservative agenda and come amid a ratcheting up of controls over the media, dissidents and the internet. China's Communist Party has signaled that it will not embark on political reform, despite hopes that Xi, the son of a former liberal-minded vice premier, may loosen up. ...


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Greek Prime Minister Samaras reacts in parliament during the last round of a presidential vote in AthensBy Renee Maltezou and Lefteris Papadimas ATHENS (Reuters) - Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras announced plans for an early general election next month after parliament rejected his candidate for president on Monday, throwing the country's international bailout into doubt. After three rounds of voting, the only candidate in the race, former European Commissioner Stavros Dimas, fell short of the 180 votes needed to become president, triggering a procedure leading to the dissolution of parliament. ...


2014-12-29 07:16:26 -0500

A woman walks past an electronic stock indicator of a securities firm in Tokyo, Monday, Dec. 29, 2014. Asian stocks were mostly higher Monday after a report China will change banking rules in an apparent effort to boost lending and economic growth as oil prices rebounded. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)BEIJING (AP) — Global stocks were mixed on Monday after a report said China will change banking rules, apparently to boost lending and economic growth, while oil prices rebounded. European shares underperformed as Greece was headed for early elections that could endanger its bailout program.


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