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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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Fantasy Football Focus
On Sunday I was minding my own business, casually keeping up with my casual league and my casually drafted team, when I saw that Donovan McNabb not so casually ate some turf and hurt himself. I pla...
Sep 18, 2009 | 1 1 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Straw’ Comes To Forest Hills
Darryl Strawberry, an alum of both the METS and the YANKEES, is easily one of the most beloved ballplayers in the city.
Sep 17, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Top Five Faces of the US Open
So Another US Open has come through the borough. This one brought drama, upsets, outbursts, and magical runs.
Sep 17, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cyclones offense goes missing as Scrappers Sweep Brooklyn
The bats were silent when the slide began. The postseason couldn’t wake them up, so as a result, the Brooklyn Cyclones were sent home.
Sep 17, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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NFL Pick 'Em Week 1

Sep 10, 2009 | 3 3 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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Melanie Oudin: Athlete of the Week
17-year-old Melanie Oudin has held her own against the stars, going on an unprecedented run to the quarterfinals.
Sep 09, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cyclones falter behind streaking Yankees, limp into NY-Penn Playoffs
It was a nightmare scene that seemed impossible just a few weeks ago, and yet it has come to pass.
Sep 09, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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Vaughn College’s new athletic program looks to turn heads
Vaughn College (formerly the College of Aeronautics) is launching its new athletics program this semester.
Sep 03, 2009 | 1 1 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Summer of ’69: “Miracle Mets” Return For Touching Reunion
Forty years ago this week, the 1969 incarnation of the NY METS were sporting a record of 70-52, six games out of first place behind the formidable Chicago Cubs. But they’d just won eight of their l...
Aug 26, 2009 | 1 1 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. Francis Basketball looks to build on disappointing season
Usually, NCAA division I basketball teams that have a three-year record of 27-59 don’t have a sense of optimism. However, at St. Francis College, hope springs eternal.
Aug 26, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cyclones Closing in on Division Title
Cyclone Watch: August 26
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Brandon Moore: Athlete of the Week
In a sport as time-honored as baseball, it’s always a treat to watch someone do something that hasn’t been done before.
Aug 26, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Coney Island: Brooklyn’s Dodgertown
Lasorda, Curran, Sandlot Ball Lauded At KeySpan
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Norm Roberts and St. John’s Make 2009 Summer Basketball Camp A Success
The 2009 Summer Basketball Camp at St. John’s University has equaled another year of success in shaping basketball players.
Aug 19, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lisa Hermes: Athlete of the Week
Hermes, who ran in the New York City Half-Marathon this past Sunday, did so as a charity runner for the American Cancer Society.
Aug 19, 2009 | 1 1 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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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.
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Exterior view of the Endocrinology Research Centre in MoscowBy Tom Bergin and Stephen Grey MOSCOW/LONDON, Dec 19 (Reuters) - Russia pays hugely inflated prices for vital medical equipment made by Western companies, in part because some manufacturers channel sales through obscure intermediary companies, a Reuters examination has found. These middlemen firms, which have no easily traceable owners or offices, add mark-ups that mean Russian state hospitals frequently pay two or three times more than hospitals in the West for the same equipment. A Reuters examination of Russian customs data and state procurement records shows the price differences can be hundreds of thousands of dollars on a single item. An analysis of 20,000 transactions dated between January 2006 and July 2013 found that international companies sold Russia medical devices worth more than $2.8 billion through more than 150 obscure companies and partnerships.


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United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon speaks to the media in San JoseBy Matthew Mpoke Bigg MONROVIA (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, starting a visit to Ebola-hit countries in West Africa, urged local communities to strictly follow health regulations in the face of signs that traditional funerals are still spreading the disease. Ban arrived in Liberia on Friday at the start of a two-day tour of four nations struck by the worst ever outbreak of the deadly haemorrhagic fever, including Sierra Leone, Guinea and Mali. ...


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