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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
Dec 2014 Queens NY Market Update  The pace of home sales continued to decrease in November and inventory continued to track below last year’s levels as well.  Sales are well below those seen in the...
NYC Employment Law — Pre-tax Transit Benefits
Dec 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
As employers, sometimes it is difficult to keep with the employment law changes, which is why you should consult periodically with an employment defense lawyer and stay apprised of new laws. At the...
Wage and Hour Regulation Pitfalls
Dec 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 65 65 recommendations | email to a friend
Business owners can get themselves into trouble when not understanding wage and hours laws. What appears to be a bright idea that cuts corners and saves money is sometimes a violation that leads to...
In life, the glass is always half full! Exclusive interview with cartoonist Maria Scrivan
Dec 08, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 85 85 recommendations | email to a friend
Written By:  Tiziano Thomas Dossena   | 19 November 2014   Maria Scrivan’s cartoons are published in MAD Magazine, Parade Magazine, Prospect Magazine (UK), on Mashable.com, Salon.com. Funny Times a...
Zeffirelli's La Boheme at the Metropolitan Opera: a review
Dec 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 109 109 recommendations | email to a friend
  Written By:  Tiziano Thomas Dossena 3 December 2014 |     Zeffirelli’s production of La Boheme at the metropolitan Opera shines. A sample of the stage set up as performed in a preceding season. L...
Are You Staying on Top of Regulations that Affect Your Restaurant?
Dec 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 96 96 recommendations | email to a friend
A recent change in regulations predicted to arrive soon is that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will release a national menu labeling standard for chain restaurants. The standard will addres...
The World Seen Through a Dog’s Point of View. An Exclusive Interview with Paul Gilligan, author of Pooch Café
Dec 03, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 103 103 recommendations | email to a friend
  Written By:  Tiziano Thomas Dossena 10 October 2014 |   Paul Gilligan with Poncho, the main character of Pooch Cafe According to his website, www.poochcafe.com, Paul Gilligan’s affair with art be...
What about Wellness Programs as Part of Health Coverage?
Nov 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 147 147 recommendations | email to a friend
Today many companies offering health insurance also provide wellness programs, which are a preventative medicine approach to health. Today, 94 percent of employers with more than 400 employees and ...
This Month in Queens Real Estate: NOV 2014 (Month's Supply: 6.3 Months)
Nov 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 223 223 recommendations | email to a friend
Oct 2014 Queens NY Market Update  Queens home sales are down for the third month in a row from August – October. Home sales are also remaining significantly below last year’s levels, according to t...
Forest Hills Food Crawl
Nov 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 236 236 recommendations | email to a friend
The Chamber and All The Tastes of New York would love to invite you to our first Forest Hills Food Crawl, a culinary journey through Forest Hills happening this Wednesday, November 12th ! A Food Cr...

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St. Joe’s kicks off 2014 soccer campaign with a 4-0 shutout
The St. Joseph’s College men’s soccer got their 2014 campaign off to a solid start with some newcomers making their mark in a 4-0 shutout of The New School in their 2014 season opener on Thursday n...
Sep 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Back brawlin’ in Brooklyn
Three-division world champion Amanda Serrano (21-1, 16 KO’s) knows first hand that she has a tough fight on her hands Thursday night at the Master Theater in Brooklyn when she takes on Jackie Trivi...
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Brooklyn Rugby Club gets 2014 off to a good start
Brooklyn Rugby Club kicked off its 2014 campaign with wins for both the men’s and women’s teams this weekend. The men opened the season with a 36-0 victory over Suffolk, while the women earned a de...
Sep 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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Serena defeats Wozniacki, wins 3rd straight Open
Unlikely duo battle it out for 2014 US Open men's title
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Williamsburg youth celebrate their 2014 baseball season
The Williamsburg Sports League celebrated the conclusion of their 2014 season with a trophy and awards ceremony at Lindsay Park. More than 100 ballplayers dressed in their uniforms joined coaches a...
Aug 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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CityParks Tennis hosts annual Chase Aces tournament
To close out the summer sports season, CityParks Tennis hosted its annual Chase Aces youth tournament for 150 young players in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park last week. “The idea is to give them a fe...
Aug 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 33 33 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...
Aug 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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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
Aug 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 34 34 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 | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations Gulf War compensation fund agreed on Thursday to defer Iraq's requirement to deposit five percent of its oil revenues for a year due to its budgetary difficulties, a senior U.N. official said. Major powers on the fund's ruling body took the decision by consensus as Iraq's economy is being battered by both low oil prices and war with Islamic State militants. ...
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This June 17, 2013 photo, made available courtesy Sean Waugh, NOAA, shows graduate research assistant Kevin Rauhauser, with the University of Colorado's Research and Engineering Center for Unmanned Vehicles, (RECUV), launching the Tempest unmanned aerial vehicle for a test flight on Table Mountain, near Boulder, Colo. Researchers say they’ve collected promising weather data by flying instrument-laden drones into big storms, and now they want to expand the project in hopes of learning how tornados form.(AP Photo/Sean Waugh, NOAA)DENVER (AP) — Researchers say they've collected promising weather data by flying instrument-laden drones into big Western and Midwestern storms. Now they want to expand the project in hopes of learning more about how tornados form.


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FILE - In this Aug. 21, 2009 file photo the headquarters of the Swiss central bank is pictured in Bern, Switzerland. The bank has imposed negative interest rates on commercial bank deposits, with the aim of preventing the Swiss franc from gaining more strength against other currencies. In a statement Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, the central bank said it was introducing a rate of minus 0.25 percent on sight deposit account balances of more than 10 million Swiss francs ($12.5 million). (AP Photo/Keystone, Peter Klaunzer, File)BERN, Switzerland (AP) — Following the fallout of the slide in the Russian ruble, Switzerland sought Thursday to prevent the Swiss franc from breaching upper limits imposed on the currency by introducing negative interest rates on commercial bank deposits.


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