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Just Sold Beautiful Co-op in Glen Oaks, New York
Nov 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 63 63 recommendations | email to a friend
Shameer Fazal and his team at Keller Williams Realty Landmark II are pleased to announce the sale of a beautiful Co-op located at 255-21 75 th Ave in Glen Oaks, NY 11004. This lovely Co-op featured...
Payroll Services: Smaller Companies & The Advantages Of Outsourcing
Nov 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 66 66 recommendations | email to a friend
While the payroll job may seem like a delicate matter to be delegated to people outside of the company, there are actually many advantages and benefits to outsourcing the payroll services. Smaller ...
Bookkeeping Services: Small NYC Companies Can Outsource
Nov 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 60 60 recommendations | email to a friend
Outsourcing is one of the most strategic decisions that a company can make. There are various advantages to outsourcing. However, each advantage is paired with a disadvantage. In terms of outsourci...
Are Your Wages Equal for Men and Women?
Nov 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 65 65 recommendations | email to a friend
by Stephen D. Hans Employment Defense Attorney , Employment Discrimination , Wage and Hour Queens & New York City Employment Defense Attorneys Situations arise where an employee leaves and you must...
17 Fun Facts about East Elmhurst NY
Nov 11, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 94 94 recommendations | email to a friend
by George Herrera , Realtor & Owner of Queens Home Team at Keller Williams Realty. East Elmhurst NY is a wonderful and unique neighborhood in Queens county NYC. We sell a lot of homes here so we ge...
Clouds for Breakfast: Mom's Choice Awards Gold Medal Recipient
Nov 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 107 107 recommendations | email to a friend
 With a delightful language, directed at the younger children, Laura Eisen presents a simple but endearing story, which will certainly be appreciated both by children and their parents.   The initi...
18 Fun Facts about Astoria Ditmars
Nov 04, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 112 112 recommendations | email to a friend
by George Herrera , Realtor & Co-Owner of the Queens Home Team at Keller Williams Realty . Live in the area? Join our local Facebook group to stay in touch with what’s happening in the neighborhood...
What You Should Know About Weighing Age and Ability When Hiring
Nov 04, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 106 106 recommendations | email to a friend
Author Stephen D. Hans    age discrimination , Employment Defense Attorney   As an employer or company owner, do you ask questions like this when interviewing a job candidate? Are you planning on r...
Queens Real Estate Market Report: OCTOBER 2015
Oct 27, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 155 155 recommendations | email to a friend
Queens Real Estate Market Report: October 2015 The pace of existing home sales rose in September, but remains slightly below the pace from the same month last year. Demand for existing homes appear...
New Non-Tipping Policy – Legal Considerations
Oct 27, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 153 153 recommendations | email to a friend
by Stephen D. Hans   Danny Meyer, the owner of Union Square Hospitality Group in New York City, has 12 restaurants across Manhattan and a total of 1,800 employees. According to ABC News, he will so...

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Gloria Rochester, QSCAN Founder
Gloria Rochester had not too long ago emigrated from Jamaica in 1973 when her fourth child was born. It was a time of joy like every other birth, but 18 months later, her daughter, Tyeisha, was dia...
Dec 14, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Suzette LaValle, Boutique Owner
After a successful fashion career that took her to Paris and SoHo, style maven Suzette LaValle is reinventing herself in a Clinton Hill boutique. LaValle opened her clothes store earlier this year ...
Dec 07, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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Holly Tsang "Retiring" Community Editor
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Kaleena Ma, Co-owner of MK Vision Center
It’s not as if there aren’t already established optical businesses in Forest Hills. Kaleena Ma realizes this, but her family’s 30 years in the business and 7 optical stores also mean she knows all ...
Nov 16, 2010 | 2 2 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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David Greenhouse Founder, Greenhouse Holistic
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Nov 09, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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Justin Greene Founder, Build it Green! NYC
In an 18,000-square-foot warehouse, Brooklyn native Justin Greene is helping homeowners save on remodeling, while saving the environment. Greene’s non-profit organization, Build It Green! NYC, is a...
Nov 02, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ian McGowan Winged Fist Organization
Ever heard of the Irish-American Athletic Club (IAAC)? Not many people have, and yet a century ago, said western Queens resident Ian McGowan, IAAC members won more than 50 Olympic medals for the Un...
Nov 02, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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Marija Pavic
Designer/Candy Plum boutique owner
Oct 26, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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Maria Rizzo - Executive Chef, Halcyon Gourmet
From the time she was a child, Maria Rizzo loved to cook. Hailing from a large Italian family that observed huge Sunday dinners, she blossomed into a promising chef from a young age. “We had 30 peo...
Oct 12, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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On the Record: Antonio Pavia
Organic farmer
Oct 05, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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On the Record: Robert Schwartz
16th Senate District candidate
Oct 05, 2010 | 2 2 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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Gerard Corsini, Locksmith
Gerard Corsini’s interest in locks began when he was a child. He was fascinated by locks and keys and used to collect old padlocks as a hobby. When he was in high school he worked at an auto shop, ...
Sep 28, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sharon Ascher, Interior Designer
On 82 Oak Street in Greenpoint, Sharon Ascher (aka Sacha) is experimenting with light, fabric and space in ways that bring a unique touch to the art of interior design. Ascher’s 2,400-square-foot r...
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Sonny Bari
Owner, Fuel Energy
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ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey and Russia do not have the luxury of unfriendly relations, Turkey's EU minister said on Thursday, two days after Turkish jets shot down a Russian plane along the Syria border. Speaking in Ankara, Volkan Bozkir said he expected ties with Moscow to be maintained following the incident, which elicited a furious response from President Vladimir Putin. Bozkir also said that progress was expected on Turkey's stalled bid to join the EU, with chapter 17 of the accession process -- dealing with economy and monetary policy -- due to be opened on December 14-15. ...
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FILE - This Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015 frame grab from video by Haberturk TV, shows a Russian warplane on fire before crashing on a hill as seen from Hatay province, Turkey. The Russian plane shot down by Turkey on Tuesday was operating over the Turkmen Mountain region in Syria's Latakia province, and one of the Russian pilots was captured by a rebel group that includes local Turkmen fighters. The Turkmen in Syria were among the first to take up arms against Syrian government forces, as Turkey lent its support to rebels seeking to topple President Bashar Assad. They have looked to Turkey for support and protection. (Haberturk TV via AP) TURKEY OUTANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey has released audio recordings of what it says are the Turkish military's warnings to the pilot of the Russian plane that was shot down at the border with Syria.

2015-11-26 03:59:58 -0500

Volkswagen, the world's biggest carmaker by sales, has admitted that up to 11 million diesel cars worldwide are fitted with devices that can switch on pollution controls when they detect the car is undergoing testingSouth Korea said on Thursday it had ordered Volkswagen to recall 125,500 diesel vehicles, after tests confirmed the German automaker had faked emissions results from the cars' engines. Announcing the results of the tests, the Environment Ministry also said it was fining the company 14.1 billion won ($12.3 million). Volkswagen should submit its detailed recall plans including how to improve emissions of the cars in question to the ministry by January 6, it said in a statement.

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