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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
Jan 14, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
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
Jan 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 69 69 recommendations | email to a friend
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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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...
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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...
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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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Professional Boxing to return to Brooklyn at Barclays
Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment and Golden Boy Promotions are teaming of major professional boxing back to Brooklyn at the Barclays Center. 
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78th Precinct Youth Council Gears Up for Fall Activities
BROOKLYN, N.Y. (CSD) – Following a highly successful baseball season involving a variety of division and tournament championships, the 78th Precinct Youth Council is gearing up for its fall flag fo...
Jul 29, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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New course draws large crowd for Queens half-marathon
More than 3,600 runners braved the warm temperatures Saturday morning to participate in the Queens half-marathon. Michael Dixon was the top male runner, crossing the finish line with a time of 1:14...
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New course draws large crowd for Queens half-marathon
More than 3,600 runners braved the warm temperatures Saturday morning to participate in the Queens half-marathon. Michael Dixon was the top male runner, crossing the finish line with a time of 1:14...
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Brookyln Cyclones go streaking, win six straight games
Cyclone Watch: July 22
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Heroes Basketball Update: July 11-17
BQE Ballers pull out a win over Force, 56-38 The BQE Ballers took control on Thursday, defeating Force, 56 to 38. The game was set on fast breaks, and many spectacular plays were made.Dennis Hot le...
Jul 21, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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TOP TEN Places We Got To Catch The FIFA WORLD CUP!
NEVADA SMITH’s in Manhattan. No greater venue in NYC for soccer than two-story packed-to-the-gills NEVADA SMITH’S (“Where Football Is Religion!”), especially if it’s England you’re rooting for. Mer...
Jul 16, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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Our Top Ten Favorite Things About The 2010 World Cup
“Love the vuvuzelas”
Jul 15, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Michael Abanikanda: One to Watch
This week’s one to watch is Michael Abanikanda, a junior running back at Thomas Jefferson High School. Abanikanda was recently named to Football University’s Top Gun showcase in Williamsburg Virgin...
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Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi delivers a statement at the Elysee Palace in Paris(Reuters) - Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi cut short a visit to the Ethiopian capital for an African Union summit, following a wave of deadly attacks on Thursday night in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula claimed by Islamic State's Egypt wing. Sisi's office said in a statement emailed on Friday morning that Sisi was heading back to Cairo to follow the situation. At least 26 security personnel were killed late on Thursday in four separate attacks in North Sinai, in some of the worst anti-government violence in months.


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Human rights activist and top model Dirie from Somalia delivers a speech as part of the 4th World Meeting of Human Values and Culture of Lawfulness in MonterreyBy Emma Batha LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Supermodel turned campaigner against female genital mutilation Waris Dirie said on Thursday she was optimistic that FGM could be eradicated in her lifetime, branding the tradition "a cruel and perfidious war on little girls." "FGM breaches all human rights and has no place in any 21st century society," said Dirie, who underwent FGM in Somalia when she was 5 years old and whose sister bled to death after being cut. Dirie said her Desert Flower Foundation aimed to save 1 million girls across Africa from the "barbaric" ritual in the next few years through a sponsorship project which provides food, kerosene and school fees to families who pledge not to cut their daughters. GROWING MOMENTUM AGAINST FGM Speaking after receiving a human rights award at the House of Lords in London, Dirie welcomed the growing global momentum to stamp out FGM, a procedure which can cause lifelong physical and psychological problems.


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File photo of Rod McKuen performing at The 4th Annual S.T.A.G.E. event in Los Angeles, California, on October 25, 2003US poet, songwriter and singer Rod McKuen, a multiple Academy Award nominee, has died at the age of 81, US media reported. McKuen died on Thursday in Los Angeles of respiratory arrest after suffering from pneumonia, friend and producer Jim Pierson said, according to the Los Angeles Times. McKuen was a prolific composer, working with artists such as Johnny Cash, Barbra Streisand and Frank Sinatra.


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