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Queens Home Team Awarded Top Team at Keller Williams Realty Landmark II for Most Units Sold in 2014!
Jan 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
The Queens Home Team at Keller Williams Realty, led by George & Abigail Herrera, were recently honored at the Keller Williams Realty Landmark II awards ceremony in Astoria, NY. Out of 160 Agents, Q...
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (also known as ObamaCare)
Jan 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Author; Donna Stefans Re:Obamacare The Health insurance reporting requirements on the 2014 tax return are a bit complicated. If you and your family were covered by an employer health care plan for ...
A Different Slant on Class-Based Hiring Discrimination
Jan 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Stephen D. Hans Most employers are familiar with the pitfalls of discriminating against applicants in protected classes under Civil Rights laws. For the most part, African Americans, Hispan...
← How Do 2015 Minimum Wage Increases Affect NY Restaurants? Are Employers Free from Liability When Using Staffing Agencies to Terminate Employees?
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Companies often find that staffing agencies are valuable resources for helping them fill temporary or permanent positions and for handling human resources issues. However, recently, an outside staf...
How Do 2015 Minimum Wage Increases Affect NY Restaurants?
Jan 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Stephen D. Hans Minimum wage increases took effect on December 31, 2014, raising the New York minimum wage from $8.00 to $8.75 per hour for employees who work based on hourly wages. By the ...
This Month in Queens Real Estate: JANUARY 2015
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January 2014 Queens NY Market Update  The pace of existing home sales increased in December, but remained below that in the same month of the previous year. Home prices declined as we moved in to t...
Negligence of Oregon Hospital Led to Wrongful Death of Patient
Jan 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 62 62 recommendations | email to a friend
Author:  Mark H. Sackstein, Esq. All it takes is one small mistake for a disaster to occur. No matter how much research is done when choosing a hospital, it is impossible to predict a situation suc...
Matching Workouts With the Results You Want
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I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard friends complain about not getting the results they want, despite how much energy they’re putting into their workout.  People who want bigger muscles go t...
How Do 2015 Minimum Wage Increases Affect NY Restaurants?
Jan 08, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 80 80 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Stephen Hans Minimum wage increases took effect on December 31, 2014, raising the New York minimum wage from $8.00 to $8.75 per hour for employees who work based on hourly wages. By the way...
Immersed in ancient times; the performance of Aida at the Metropolitan Opera. A review.
Jan 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 130 130 recommendations | email to a friend
Written By:  Tiziano Thomas Dossena   Imagine being immersed in an ancient world, with colossal stone columns, palaces and images of deities, a marvelous music surrounding you and, thank God, no ce...

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Drew stuns St. Joe’s with 15-point rally to end game
Four Bears scored in double figures led by a 30-point effort from David Louison (Brooklyn/St. Edmund Prep), but Drew University overcame a 12-point deficit with 4:52 remaining and held the St. Jose...
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Louison of St. Joe's honored
Recognizing his outstanding performance on the hardwood in helping lead the St. Joseph’s College men’s basketball team to a victory over HVIAC rivals Berkeley College, junior David Louison (Brookly...
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LIU Brooklyn heads into NEC play with victory
Brickman reaches 1,000 points for his career
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Lady Bears pick up win
The St. Joseph’s College women’s basketball team halted a two-game losing streak as they defeated Mount Saint Mary College, 70-60, at Brooklyn Tech High School on Saturday evening. The Lady Bears (...
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Dismal first half dooms St. John’s men on the road
Can’t overcome deficit, fall to Georgetown in D.C.
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St. John’s women fall to 1-1 in Big East
The St. John’s women’s basketball team suffered a heartbreaking 70-65 loss at Xavier in Sunday’s Big East contest and falls to 8-5 overall and 1-1 in the conference. The Red Storm’s bench outscored...
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St. John’s hold off Columbia at the Barclays Center
Headed into the final 40 seconds of the contest with his squad holding a four-point lead, stat-stuffer Sir’Dominic Pointer was still empty in the field goal column. But with the game on the line, t...
Dec 31, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 129 129 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. Joseph’s dominates in heated conference rivalry
In a game that needed little hype between two longtime rivals playing for the first time at the Barclays Center, St. Joseph’s College grabbed a 75-57 victory over Berkeley College in a Hudson Valle...
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Jacobson sets new season record
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Dec 31, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 106 106 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. John’s has a new three-point record holder
Harrison sets new mark in win over Youngstown St.
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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...
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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 | 113 113 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...
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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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A health worker checks the temperature of a boy at the entrance to a Red Cross facility in the town of KoiduBy Edmund Blair NAIROBI (Reuters) - Governments and international organisations plan to meet in March to work out how to rebuild three West African nations whose economies have been shattered by Ebola, a U.N. envoy said on Thursday. The number of newly detected cases of Ebola virus infection has been dropping sharply in Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia in recent weeks. The World Bank in January projected they would lose $1.6 billion in income this year, over 12 percent of their combined economic output. "The plans at the moment are for a conference to look at the needs of reconstruction organised by the countries themselves, by the United Nations, by the African Union and by the European Union," said David Nabarro, the U.N. special envoy on Ebola.


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Los Angeles Lakers center Jordan Hill, left, reacts as Chicago Bulls guard Jimmy Butler looks on after scoring in the second overtime of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015, in Los Angeles. The Lakers won 123-118. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)LOS ANGELES (AP) — When the Los Angeles Lakers blew a nine-point lead in 70 seconds late in regulation, they certainly seemed to be careening straight toward another loss in overtime.


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Eugene de Kock, (L) an apartheid-era assassin nicknamed Prime Evil, appears at the Truth And Reconci..Apartheid death-squad leader Eugene de Kock, dubbed 'Prime Evil' for his role in the torture and murder of black South African activists in the 1980s and early 1990s, will learn on Friday whether he will be released on parole after 20 years in prison. Justice Minister Michael Masutha is due to announce his decision on de Kock's application for parole at 0730 GMT at a news conference in Pretoria. Masutha will also announce his decision on the medical parole application of right-wing politician Clive Derby-Lewis, who masterminded the 1993 assassination of South African Communist Party leader Chris Hani. As head of an apartheid counter-insurgency unit at Vlakplaas, a farm 20 km (15 miles) west of Pretoria, de Kock is believed to have been responsible for more atrocities than any other man in the efforts to preserve white rule.


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