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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 | 9 9 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?
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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 | 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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Elmcor hosts 50th annual Summer Classic
For the 50th straight year, the best youth basketball players in East Elmhurst, Corona and surrounding neighborhoods gathered to face off in the Elmcor Youth Basketball League playoff finals on Sat...
Aug 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mets put on baseball clinic
Future sluggers and fireballers received some expert training and advice from a couple of big-leaguers at the Cross Island Y in Bellerose last week. Eric Campbell and Josh Edgin of the New York Met...
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McArdle finding success in MLL
Just a few months removed from putting the finishing touches on his record-breaking St. John’s lacrosse career, recent graduate Kieran McArdle was named Major League Lacrosse’s 2014 Cascade Rookie ...
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Brooklyn native defends his Big Blue handball title
Brooklyn native defends his Big Blue handball title
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CityParks Tennis, Coca Cola host junior tennis clinic
Tennis pro shares tips and tricks with young players
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Daly preseason trophy fave
Recently named a first-team member of TopDrawerSoccer.com’s Best XI team, St. John’s standout Rachel Daly has been selected as one of 35 NCAA Division I women’s soccer players on the Women’s Missou...
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Team Belief wins Rider Cup's Astoria Park qualifier
Three teams will go on to finals in the LES
Aug 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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ElmCor youth basketball league prepares for season wrap-up
The ElmCor youth basketball league, having hosted playoff finals over the weekend, is preparing to wrap up its 2014 summer season. The season began in early June at the Elmcor Youth and Adult Activ...
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Team Soul to represent Brooklyn in Rider Cup NY
The third stop of the World Skateboarding Rider Cup New York was in Brooklyn this past Saturday at the McCarren Park Skatepark. Six teams of five Brooklyn skateboarders competed for a $2,000 cash p...
Jul 30, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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Japanese and Brooklyn youth unite through baseball
It was a celebration of life and new beginnings last week as more than 70 children and coaches flew in from Japan for the inaugural weeklong Brooklyn-Japan Baseball Exchange Program. The matchup, o...
Jul 30, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. Joe’s softball coach pitches in Battle of the Sexes
St. Joseph’s College assistant softball coach Alyson Chiaramonte pitched in a “Battle of the Sexes” exhibition game between the Bridgeport Bluefish minor league baseball team and the Stratford Brak...
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Wolfpack represents Queens in the city championships
The 10-year-old Ozone Howard Wolfpack Little League team won the district flag for Queens. The now move onto the city championships and hopefully the state championships in late July. This is the f...
Jul 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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Arm wrestling returns to Cheap Shots
The New York Arm Wrestling Association to present the 37th Annual NYC ‘Queensboro’ Arm Wrestling Championships at Cheap Shots Sports Bar Saturday, August 9 at 1:00 p.m. at 149-05 Union Turnpike Flu...
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Repeat matchup ends with different results
Last year, the Queen of Peace Lady Wildcats and Our Lady of Hope finished in the top two spots at the end of the regular season, but Hope defeated them in the CYO Diocesan finals. This year, Queen ...
Jul 23, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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Manhattan bests other boroughs in tennis challenge
For the second year in row, USTA Eastern and City Parks Foundation teamed up to present The Battle of the Boroughs Tennis Challenge, an adult recreational tournament that began in June. Five teams ...
Jul 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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File photo of apartheid death-squad leader Eugene de Kock appearing before the Truth And Reconciliation Commission (TRC) amnesty hearing in PretoriaBy 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 said 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. Many South Africans, however, believe forgiveness is the only way to leave the memories of apartheid behind. WHITE RULE 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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Randolph Churchill, the great grandson and Celia Sandys, the granddaughter of Winston Churchill lay a wreath at the statue of Britain's former PM Churchill in LondonBritain marked 50 years on Friday since the state funeral of wartime Prime Minister Winston Churchill, with the boat which carried his coffin under the dipping dockside cranes in 1965 retracing its journey along London's River Thames. Britain's current leader, David Cameron, began the remembrance events at a ceremony in parliament, laying a wreath at a statue of Churchill, a man he described as "a great Briton" who should never be forgotten. "A full fifty years since his funeral when the cranes along the Thames dipped low and the streets were lined with vast silent crowds, the sheer brilliance of Winston Churchill remains undimmed," he said. "He left a Britain more free, more secure, more brave and more proud, for that we will always be grateful to him." Churchill, whose inspirational leadership and dogged spirit are widely credited with having saved Britain from invasion by Nazi Germany, died on Jan. 24, 1965 aged 90.


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Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe addresses supporters at the on going elective congress in HarareADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Ninety-year-old Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe, one of Africa's most divisive figures, ascended to the rotating chairmanship of the African Union on Friday, casting a shadow over the continental body's relations with the West. Mugabe, the only leader Zimbabwe has known since independence from Britain in 1980, assumed the largely ceremonial role at an African Union summit in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa.


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