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What Employers Should Know about Paternity Leaves
Aug 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend
Queens NY Employment Defense Attorney The Family Medical Leaves Act (FMLA) grants the right to mothers and fathers to take up to 12 weeks off for maternity or paternity leaves so they can spend tim...
This Month in Queens Real Estate: AUG 2014
Aug 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 66 66 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 | 178 178 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 | 224 224 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 | 266 266 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 | 284 284 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 | 289 289 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 | 540 540 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 | 573 573 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 | 593 593 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...

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Nets tap Kidd as new Head Coach
After 19 years in the NBA, including seven with the New Jersey Nets, Jason Kidd is returning to the team he lead to back-to-back finals appearances in 2002 and 2003. General Manager Billy King anno...
Jun 14, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 360 360 recommendations | email to a friend
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A colorful crowd comes out for the Belmont Stakes
A crowd of 47,562 people attended the Belmont Stakes on Saturday and bet nearly $11 million. An additional $80 million was bet off-track on the race. Attendance was well down from last year, when 8...
Jun 12, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 313 313 recommendations | email to a friend
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Heroes Basketball: Street Ballers remain undefeated
St. Kevin’s 35 St. Helen’s 22 In the 14 & Under Boys Division, St. Kevin’s beat St. Helen’s, 35-22. St. Kevin’s had a 9-8 halftime lead, and the game was well within reach for St. Helen’s until St....
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Long shot upsets 14-horse field in Belmont Stakes
Long-shot Palace Malice emerged as the hero of Todd Pletcher’s record five starters in the 145th running of the Grade 1, $1 million Belmont Stakes, charging through the stretch to a 3 ¼-length vict...
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Israel defeats Honduras in Citi Field soccer action
Israel defeated Honduras, 2-0, in an international friendly at Citi Field Sunday evening. The official crowd for the match was 26,170, and Amar’e Stoudemire of the Knicks, who claims Jewish roots t...
Jun 04, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 253 253 recommendations | email to a friend
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Heroes Basketball: Street Ballers remain undefeated
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Jun 04, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 256 256 recommendations | email to a friend
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Big Apple Showcase highlights NY-breds
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Tannery pulls off the upset in Sheepshead
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May 31, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 232 232 recommendations | email to a friend
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Heroes Basketball Results: Queens Kings, Tranquility come out on top
Queens Kings 16 Superior Metal & Woodwork 12 In the 10 & Under Boys Division, Queens Kings beat Superior Metal & Woodwork by a final score of 16-12 in a game that was not decided until the final mi...
May 31, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 197 197 recommendations | email to a friend
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At the Track: Glorious View gets first stakes win in Vagrancy
Glorious View extended her winning streak to four, annexed her first graded stakes, and demonstrated her tenacity with a front-running victory in Saturday’s Grade 2, $200,000 Vagrancy Handicap at B...
May 22, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 185 185 recommendations | email to a friend
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Heroes Basketball 2013: Our Lady of Grace continues to roll
Nowstar Limo 31 California Pizza Kitchen 24 In the 12 & Under Boys Division, Nowstar Limo beat California Pizza Kitchen, 31-24. The high scorers for Nowstar Limo were Steven Z. with 10 points and L...
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Three STJ golfers earn spots on All-Big East team
After leading the St. John’s men’s golf team to a runner-up finish at the 2013 Big East Championships and all finishing inside the top-10 in the individual championship, junior Ryan McCormick, seni...
May 22, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 155 155 recommendations | email to a friend
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Our Lady of Grace, American Classic Cakes get big wins
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May 15, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 134 134 recommendations | email to a friend
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Meet the 'Matts'!
Harvey's been the only bright spots for the Mets, but team can't even get him a win
May 15, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 128 128 recommendations | email to a friend
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Freedom Child cruises to win in Peter Pan
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Today is Tuesday, September 2, the 245th day of 2014. There are 120 days left in the year.
2014-09-02 00:00:58 -0400

U.N. soldiers observe Syria's Quneitra province at an observation point on Mount Bental in the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights, overlooking the border with Syria, Monday, Sept. 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian rebels clashed with government troops on Monday in the Golan Heights, where al-Qaida-linked insurgents abducted U.N. peacekeepers last week, activists said.


2014-09-01 23:51:49 -0400
Amnesty International on Tuesday accused Islamic State fighters of "systematic ethnic cleansing" in northern Iraq, as Iraqi troops, Kurdish fighters and Shiite militiamen backed by US air strikes fought back against the jihadists. The military gains came as a senior UN rights official said IS jihadists had carried out "acts of inhumanity on an unimaginable scale" in Iraq, and caretaker premier Nuri al-Maliki vowed the country would be the group's "graveyard". The London-based Amnesty meanwhile cited "hair-raising" accounts from survivors of massacres, accusing the jihadists of "war crimes, including mass summary killings and abductions". "The massacres and abductions being carried out by the Islamic State provide harrowing new evidence that a wave of ethnic cleansing against minorities is sweeping across northern Iraq," said Donatella Rovera, the rights group's senior crisis response adviser currently in northern Iraq.
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