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Queens Home Team Awarded Top Team at Keller Williams Realty Landmark II for Most Units Sold in 2014!
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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)
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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
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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?
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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
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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 | 81 81 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 | 131 131 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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NYS Arm Wrestling Championships come to Flushing
The New York Arm Wrestling Association held the 36th Annual Empire State Golden Arm Tournament of Champions this past Sunday Sunday, November 10, 2013, beginning at at Cheap Shots Sports Bar in Flu...
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Aqueduct Racing News & Notes
AT THE TRACK
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Red Storm drop opener to tough Wisconsin team
Return to action at home Friday night in Queens
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LIU guard Player of the Week
LIU Brooklyn senior point guard Jason Brickman was named the Northeast Conference Men’s Basketball Co-Player of the Week. Brickman shares his third career NEC Player of the Week honor and the first...
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2013 NYC race is the largest marathon in history
After being forced to cancel in 2012 due to Hurricane Sandy, more than 50,000 runners finished the 2013 ING New York City Marathon on Sunday, the biggest field ever at the event and the largest mar...
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Oldest woman in NYC marathon dies day after race
She always said that she wanted to die running, and one day after becoming the oldest woman to complete the New York City marathon, she passed away. Joy Johnson, 86, of California stumbled during t...
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Aqueduct racing news & notes
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STJ crushes Humboldt St. in last exhibition game
Lavin’s squad now prepares for real test in Wisconsin
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Arm wrestling championships coming to Queens
The New York Arm Wrestling Association’s 36th Annual Empire State Golden Arm Tournament of Champions, the official New York State arm wrestling championships, will be held on Sunday, November 10, a...
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LND Reds win Merillon Tournament
The LND Reds 10U team finished its season by winning the Merillon Columbus Day Tournament. The Reds went 4-0, highlighted by a perfect game pitched by Reynaldo Angeles and home runs by Danny Nelson...
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St. John’s Prep goes undefeated
The St. John’s Prep varsity volleyball team (above) defeated Nazareth High School to complete a perfect 16-0 season. Principal William Higgins praised coach Jennifer Cocchi and the young ladies on ...
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Daly’s game-winning goal also a STJ’s record breaker
Rachel Daly set the St. John’s single season goals record with her game-winning goal in the Red Storm’s 1-0 victory over Seton Hall. With her 18th goal of the season, Daly broke Cristin Burtis’ 199...
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Former tour player and Olympian offers free clinic
As Long Island middle school and high school girls tennis players conclude their fall seasons and PSAL players prepare for the spring season, former Top 10 ATP Tour player and Olympic Silver medali...
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Belmont news & notes
• Trainer Gary Sciacca was still beaming with pride on Sunday morning after having successfully coached Saratoga Snacks from off the bench onto a three-quarter-length victory in the $250,000 Empire...
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A worker fills up a car with fuel at a gas station in CaracasBy Barani Krishnan NEW YORK (Reuters) - Oil rose on Friday as concerns over fighting in Iraq extended short covering from the previous session, but crude prices were still poised for a seventh month of declines, the longest rout on record. A supply glut and OPEC's refusal to cut output has driven benchmark Brent and U.S. crude futures down 60 percent since June. A Reuters poll shows oil prices may post only a mild recovery in the second half of the year, with prices still averaging less in 2015 than during the global financial crisis. Crude was up in early trading Friday in New York on renewed violence in oil producer Iraq, where Islamic State militants had struck at Kurdish forces southwest of the oil-rich city of Kirkuk.


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Deinego, representative of the separatist self-proclaimed Luhansk republic, speaks to the media before leaving Belarus at Minsk's International airportBy Aleksandar Vasovic and Andrei Makhovsky DONETSK, Ukraine/MINSK (Reuters) - Civilians were killed on both sides in heavy fighting in eastern Ukraine on Friday, while an attempt to reopen peace talks in neighboring Belarus was aborted before it began. Rebel delegates flew to the Belarus capital Minsk, only to announce that no talks would take place on Friday and they were flying straight back to Moscow. Any talks would be the first since a five-month-old ceasefire collapsed with a new rebel advance last week. The main rebel stronghold Donetsk echoed to the sound of heavy artillery fire, including salvoes from multiple rocket launchers and heavier thuds from artillery coming from the direction of the airport, a constant battlefield.


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In Monday, Jan. 26, 2015 photo provided by the Two Eagles Balloon Team, Troy Bradley of New Mexico and Leonid Tiukhtyaev of Russia set off from Saga, Japan, shortly before 6:30 a.m. JST Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015, in their quest to pilot their helium-filled balloon from Japan in a bid to reach North America and break two major records en route. in their quest to pilot their helium-filled balloon from Japan to North America and break two major records en route. The attempt will put them on course to break a distance record of 5,208 miles (8,381 kilometers). They also want to break the flight-duration record of 137 hours set in 1978 when Ben Abruzzo, Maxie Anderson and Larry Newman made the first trans-Atlantic balloon flight. (AP Photo/Troy Bradley, Two Eagles Balloon Team)ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The pilots of a helium-filled balloon flying across the Pacific Ocean have surpassed a duration record as they approach North America after staying aloft for 138 hours and 27 minutes.


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