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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 | 5 5 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 | 12 12 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 | 12 12 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?
Jan 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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 | 52 52 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 | 53 53 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 | 63 63 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 | 70 70 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 | 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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Marcel Esonwune: Athlete of the Week
Esonwune just completed a week that was off the charts.
Feb 17, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. Joseph’s Men's Basketball Rallies to Top CCNY in Double Overtime
BROOKLYN, NY – The St. Joseph’s College men’s basketball team led for less than a minute in regulation and needed two last second three-pointers at the end of regulation and overtime to extend the ...
Feb 11, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jessica Vazquez: One to Watch
Vazquez, a native of Brooklyn, decided to reach for the stars in November when she tried out of the New York Sharks.
Feb 11, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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Frustrated St. John’s Red Storm fans set sights on head coach Norm Roberts
They say nice guys finish last, and unfortunately for Norm Roberts, the saying might be true.
Feb 11, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
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Games to Watch: February 11-February 17
Thursday February 11 7:45 pm Long Island University at Sacred Heart: Five losses in their last seven games has seemingly K-O’ed LIU’s chances of locking up the number one seed in the Northeast Conf...
Feb 11, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. Joseph’s College Women’s Swimming defeats Mount Saint Vincent with Frantic Rally
NEW ROCHELLE, NY – With a split second victory in the final 200 freestyle relay event, the St. Joseph’s College women’s swimming team overcame a 22 point deficit to defeat the College of Mount Sain...
Feb 03, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
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Joseph Hoffman: Greenpoint, Brooklyn: Athlete of the Week
Did the Pro Bowl not satisfy your need for football excitement this week? Did you need a more pulse pounding, hard hitting experience?  Well if so,  you should havae been at Red Star Bar this past ...
Feb 03, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. Anastasia of Douglaston holds off Corpus Christi of Woodside
The long awaited make-up game between Corpus Christi of Woodside and St. Anastasia of Douglaston was finally played on Jan. 9th.
Feb 03, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. Francis Terriers Drop Big Game to Robert Morris
Heading into Saturday’s big game with Robert Morris, the St. Francis Terriers were feeling confident. An unlikely 6-3 in the NEC, the Terriers had won four of their last five conference games and w...
Feb 03, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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Daily News Golden Gloves Returns for 83rd Year
Get ready boxing fans, because you’re about to see a whole lot more firsts of fury.
Jan 28, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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Games to Watch: January 28- February 3
Thursday January 28 7:30 pm MSG: Raptors at Knicks: The Knicks get another look at Chris Bosh, one of the free agents they’ll surely be after, and the one they’ll probably end up with, when the off...
Jan 28, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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Catholic Youth Organization Swimming Championships Held in Nassau
Perhaps no sporting event is as logistically complicated as swimming. You have to find and manage (a lot) of swimmers, you have to find a pool and book practice time, and then you have head to mass...
Jan 28, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kelly McManmon: Athlete of the Week
The St. John’s women’s basketball team ended DePaul’s eight-game home winning streak with a 68-51 victory at McGrath Arena on Saturday night. Leading the team was guard Kelly McManmon with a game-h...
Jan 21, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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Long Island University Blackbirds fly higher in Northeast Conference play
At the start of the season, we predicted that in a best-case scenario, the Long Island University Blackbirds would ride a weak Northeast Conference right into the NCAA tournament. Well, so far so g...
Jan 21, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bishop Loughlin loses Battle Against Hills West, Jayvaughn Pinkston wins War (of Words)
Pinkston scored 34 points, including a three pointer at the end of regulation to force overtime.
Jan 21, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tarawneh, wife of Islamic State captive Jordanian pilot Lieutenant Kasaesbeh, and his sister weep after listening to a statement released by Islamic State in AmmanBy Suleiman Al-Khalidi and Elaine Lies AMMAN/TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan and Jordan were working closely on Friday to find out what had happened to two of their nationals being held by Islamic State, after a deadline passed for the release of a would-be suicide bomber being held on death row in Amman. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said every effort was being made to secure the release of journalist Kenji Goto. "We are gathering and analyzing information while asking for cooperation from Jordan and other countries, making every effort to free Kenji Goto," he told a parliamentary panel. Jordan said on Thursday it was still holding the Iraqi woman prisoner as a deadline passed for her release set by Islamic State militants, who threatened to kill a Jordanian pilot unless she was handed over by sunset.


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EUGENE DE KOCK APPEARS AT THE TRUTH AND RECONCIALIATION COMMISSIONER IN PRETORIA.By Ed Stoddard PRETORIA (Reuters) - Apartheid death-squad leader Eugene de Kock, dubbed 'Prime Evil' for his role in the torture and murder of scores of black South African activists in the 1980s and early 1990s, was granted parole on Friday after more than 20 years in prison. Justice Minister Michael Masutha told a news conference de Kock would be released "in the interests of nation-building and reconciliation" and because he had expressed remorse at his crimes and helped authorities recover the remains of some of his victims. Masutha stressed that his decision was guided only by the law, an attempt to deflect criticism from the many South Africans - black and white - who regard de Kock's crimes as so extreme he should die behind bars. 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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BEIJING (AP) — Many Chinese families of passengers on the missing Malaysian airline are demanding that Malaysian officials retract their statement that all aboard died.
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