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Prevent Boating Tragedy – A Guide to Safe Boating on Long Island
Aug 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Steven Palermo: The Suffolk Personal Injury Lawyer Cool ocean breezes on a hot summer day and the freedom of an open sea make boating a favorite pastime for many people. It’s a lifestyle fo...
HemClear: An Alternative Hemorrhoid Treatment
Aug 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
Hemorrhoids are painful, swollen blood vessels and veins around the anus that can cause severe discomfort to sufferers. They can be internal, located inside the anus, or external, meaning that you’...
Can I File Suit against My Employer if I Am Injured at Work?
Aug 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 67 67 recommendations | email to a friend
New York City | Queens | Brooklyn | Bronx Workers' Compensation Lawyers A question we frequently get from prospective clients has to do with whether or not an employer can be sued in court for a pe...
New York City Affirms Rights to Use Bathrooms Consistent with Gender Identity
Aug 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 72 72 recommendations | email to a friend
Author:Stephen Hans & Associates Media outlets across the country are addressing controversial laws passed recently in certain states that prohibit transgender individuals from using bathrooms cons...
Can a Party in a Divorce Case Sue a Judge?
Aug 15, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 77 77 recommendations | email to a friend
Suing a judge occurs rarely, but does happen. In 2015, the judge presiding over a NY divorce case sanctioned an attorney who represented himself in the divorce case. Recently, the attorney filed a ...
Live in NY & Open A Corporation in Delaware – Why?
Aug 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 109 109 recommendations | email to a friend
Do you love the big city life? Do you want to open your business in New York but aren’t sure if you can commit there? Is the nature of your business mobile or virtual, but you’d like to live in New...
An Inside Tip to Quickly & Inexpensively Resolve Your Personal Injury Case
Aug 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 105 105 recommendations | email to a friend
Author:Steven Palermo An Inside Tip to Resolving Your Personal Injury Case Quicker and Inexpensively It’s called Alternative Dispute Resolutions (ADR), and we’d like our followers to know more abou...
New York LLC Formation: Start A Business Now
Aug 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 114 114 recommendations | email to a friend
New York LLC Formation A Limited Liability Company is a kind of business structure that protects its owners from being liable to the debts of the business. In sole proprietorships or partnerships t...
4 Programs Queens Home Buyers Should be Aware Of
Aug 01, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 169 169 recommendations | email to a friend
by George Herrera , Realtor & Co-Owner of the Queens Home Team at Keller Williams Realty . We come across aspiring home buyers all the time in this business. Whether it’s young couples browsing aro...
New York City | Queens | Brooklyn | Bronx Workers’ Compensation Lawyers
Jul 26, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 194 194 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Pyrros and Serres,LLP How Can Video Surveillance Affect Your Workers’ Compensation Claim? When you have been hurt at work and have filed a workers’ compensation claim, you have to be concer...

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Bridget Livingston, FREE Jazz Ensemble Director
When Bridget Livingston retired from touring around the country and the world as a singer and performer and returned to her native home of Long Island, she knew she wanted to share her passion with...
Jan 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 98 98 recommendations | email to a friend
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Abdullah Zahid, Hollis Library Manager
Hollis is a neighborhood with a lot of pride in its library, and none could be better suited to manage a branch in such a community than Abdullah Zahid. Zahid learned the full value of a public lib...
Jan 14, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 83 83 recommendations | email to a friend
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Marc Haken, Community Advocate
In a city full of civic-minded individuals, few are as involved as Marc Haken in their own local community. Haken serves as president of the Hilltop Village Co-op Number 4 board and Friends of Cunn...
Jan 07, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 76 76 recommendations | email to a friend
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Giovanni P. Silvagni, Partner/Silvagni & Como
Queens native Giovanni Silvagni has long focused his career on assisting the elderly – Italian immigrants in particular. “I grew up in Queens, went to school in Queens, and still have an office in ...
Dec 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 100 100 recommendations | email to a friend
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Henry Cross, Assistant Executive Director/Hosh Yoga
Since joining the Hosh Yoga team, Henry Cross has made it his mission in life to bring cost-effective health and wellness programming to the masses. “Health and wellness doesn't have to be a burden...
Dec 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 82 82 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodjo Hounnake, PickUpLater Founder
After many years of working in finance, Kodjo Hounnake is stepping out into the unknown to combine his love for smart investments with his lifelong passion of personal health. Hounnake, 34, grew up...
Dec 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 90 90 recommendations | email to a friend
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Liz Kenny, Celtic Gifts & Treasures
When longtime Maspeth resident Liz Kenny heard that Celtic Gifts & Treasures at 72-17 Grand Avenue was going to be closing its doors, she decided to step in and take ownership of the business. “I w...
Dec 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 77 77 recommendations | email to a friend
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John Beltzer, Songs of Love
After many years of struggling to make it in the music industry, Forest Hills resident John Beltzer had taken his share of blows, from the tragic loss of his fraternal twin brother Julio in 1984 to...
Dec 02, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 99 99 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ila Gross, LeAp Founder
After two years working as a special education teacher, Ila Gross didn’t think she was cut out to be an educator, so she left the teaching field and applied her skills as a fine artist. It wasn’t u...
Nov 25, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 73 73 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sajjad Khalfan, Awards & Signs Express
When Sajjad Khalfan’s father was still living in Tanzania, he took up the trade of manufacturing awards and signs, and when he moved to the U.S. with his family in tow, he brought that trade with h...
Nov 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 73 73 recommendations | email to a friend
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Chris Landano, TrakBelt 360 Inventor
After a bulky equipment belt led to a near-death experience while working as a photographer for the FDNY 10 years ago, Chris Landano realized he needed a more versatile system for carrying his gear...
Nov 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 56 56 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jin-Xiang Yu, Queens College Grad
Jin-Xiang Yu recently graduated from Queens College, however that is only the beginning of her educational career. After three years at the Aaron Copland School of music, the soprano became just on...
Nov 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
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Colvin Grannum, Bed-Stuy Restoration

When Colvin Grannum was a child, he and his brothers took weekly walks through the neighborhood with their parents, who would chat up the neighbors and shopkeepers, all of whom were on a first-name...
Oct 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 65 65 recommendations | email to a friend
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Elvis Valdez, Master Gardener
For Elvis Valdez landscaping is a lifelong passion, and for the past 14 years he has worked with the Parks Department to beautify and maintain parks around the city. A 2006 graduate of the Master G...
Oct 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 62 62 recommendations | email to a friend
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Roc Opera, Music Video Producer and Uncle to Avonte Oquendo
When Alonzo Conti, aka Roc Opera, first heard the news that his nephew was missing, he and his brother-in-law, Danny Oquendo sprung into action, forming search parties to find the young, autistic b...
Oct 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 78 78 recommendations | email to a friend
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The USS Nitze fired flares, sounded its whistles and tried to communicate with Iranian military vessels which came within 300 yards of the ship in the Strait of HormuzFour Iranian military vessels sped close to two US Navy guided missile destroyers with their weapons uncovered in the Strait of Hormuz in an "unsafe and unprofessional" encounter between the longtime foes, American defense officials said. The USS Nitze shot warning flares, sounded its whistles and attempted unsuccessfully to communicate with the Iranian boats during Tuesday's incident, US Central Command spokesman Commander Kyle Raines said in a statement, adding that the Iranian vessels came within 300 yards (meters) of the American destroyer. The destroyer had to change course to avoid a possible collision, even though it was near offshore oil rigs.


2016-08-24 23:09:56 -0400

Afghan security forces arrive at the site of an attack at American University of Afghanistan in KabulTwelve people, including seven students, three police and two security guards, were killed in an attack by gunmen on the American University in the Afghan capital, Kabul, police said on Thursday. Fraidoon Obaidi, chief of the Kabul police Criminal Investigation Department, told Reuters 44 people were wounded, including 35 students. Security forces killed two suspected militants to end the attack on the compound, which began on Wednesday evening with a large explosion followed by gunfire, a police official said earlier.


2016-08-24 23:05:54 -0400

An Afghan security personnel, holding a rocket-propelled grenade, stands guard near the site of explosion that targeted the elite American University in Kabul, on August 24, 2016An attack at the American University in Kabul ended early Thursday after two attackers were killed, police said nearly 10 hours after militants stormed the complex, prompting desperate pleas for help from trapped students. No group has so far claimed responsibility for the assault, but it occurred as Taliban insurgents ramp up their nationwide summer offensive against the Western-backed Kabul government. Two attackers were gunned down," Fraidoon Obaidi, chief of Kabul police's Criminal Investigation Department, told AFP without offering any details.


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