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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 26 26 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 | 22 22 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 | 71 71 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 | 98 98 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 | 121 121 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 | 109 109 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 | 116 116 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 | 162 162 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 | 237 237 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 | 246 246 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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Take Back the (South) Park! by Anthony
February 08, 2012 12:17 PM | 20629 views | 0 0 comments | 119 119 recommendations | email to a friend
I will go on record saying that of all the animated series on television in the last ten to fifteen years, South Park gets life’s unexplainables right more than any other (sorry Family Guy fans). I...
Movie Poster To Be King Movie Review by Safia Sattaur
May 27, 2011 02:38 PM | 20935 views | 16 16 comments | 178 178 recommendations | email to a friend
Steve Rahaman is back with yet another riveting take on the human condition in his latest film To Be King.   Rahaman delivers a script well executed by his actors, which portrays the lengths a fath...
Why Michael Scott Trumps Homer Simpson by Anthony
April 28, 2011 03:07 PM | 14807 views | 0 0 comments | 163 163 recommendations | email to a friend
This may not be the last episode of The Office, but it really is the last episode. Looking back, after the show finally retires after next season, people will only remember Steve Carell’s departure...
Quick, Protect The Environment From The Environmental Organizations by Anthony
April 15, 2011 04:07 PM | 15472 views | 0 0 comments | 148 148 recommendations | email to a friend
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How Institutions Change; What We Might Learn From Buck Showalter by Anthony
April 12, 2011 01:45 PM | 15315 views | 0 0 comments | 142 142 recommendations | email to a friend
What causes institutional change? This is a question that has plagued political scientists for generations. Some of the major theories are that major events, such as wars and recessions in the econ...
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President Abdelaziz Bouteflika looks on during a swearing-in ceremony in AlgiersALGIERS (Reuters) - Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's mental and cognitive faculties are intact and he will continue to govern, the ruling FLN party's chairman said on Friday, in comments aimed at quashing rumours over the ageing leader's health. Bouteflika, 78, suffered a stroke last year that put him into a French hospital for months and fuelled speculation over whether the former independence fighter would step down and make way for a transition in the North African state. ...


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FILE - In this Aug. 28, 2007 file photo, then-Attorney General Alberto Gonzales is seen in New Orleans. A Senate investigation portrays a dysfunctional relationship between the Bush White House and the CIA regarding the agency's brutal interrogation program. The report says the White House didn't press hard for information, and the agency withheld details about the brutality of the techniques while exaggerating their effectiveness. Alberto Gonzales is the former attorney general who was White House counsel when harsh CIA interrogations were approved. Gonzales tells The Associated Press it was not the White House's responsibility to manage the program. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — In July 2004, despite growing internal concerns about the CIA's brutal interrogation methods, senior members of George W. Bush's national security team gave the agency permission to employ the harsh tactics against an al-Qaida facilitator the agency suspected was linked to a plot to disrupt the upcoming presidential election.


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F ILE - In this Monday, Dec. 29, 2008 file image provided by Greenpeace, coal ash slurry left behind in a containment pond near the Tennessee Valley Authority's Kingston Fossil Plant is shown in Harriman, Tenn., after the dyke at left broke Dec. 22, 2008. The Obama administration is under court order to unveil the rule Friday, Dec. 19, 2014 ending a six-year effort that began after the massive spill at the Tennessee power plant in 2008. Since then, the Environmental Protection Agency has documented coal ash waste sites tainting hundreds of waterways and underground aquifers in numerous states with heavy metals and other toxic contaminants. (AP Photo/Greeenpeace, Wade Payne)NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Six years ago, there was a massive spill of coal ash sludge in Tennessee. Three years later, tons of coal ash swept into Lake Michigan. Last February, there was another spill and gray sludge spewed into the Dan River in North Carolina.


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