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What Employers Should Know about Paternity Leaves
Aug 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
Queens NY Employment Defense Attorney The Family Medical Leaves Act (FMLA) grants the right to mothers and fathers to take up to 12 weeks off for maternity or paternity leaves so they can spend tim...
This Month in Queens Real Estate: AUG 2014
Aug 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
  August 2014 Queens NY Market Update  In July, home sales dropped slightly from June when we saw a slight jump in sales. The increase in sales pace in June & July led to another substantial increa...
If you’re loyal to your insurance carrier it will cost you
Aug 01, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 137 137 recommendations | email to a friend
by Steven Palermo | Aug 1, 2014 | insurance company rates , PTB Blog Most successful businesses know how to treat their faithful customers.  A good restaurant owner will treat regulars with a compl...
U.S. Supreme Court Rules Inherited IRAs are Not Protected from Creditors
Jul 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 184 184 recommendations | email to a friend
On June 12, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court—in a unanimous decision—ruled that Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs) inherited by anyone other than a spouse are not retirement funds and therefore are ...
This Month in Queens Real Estate: JULY 2014
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June 2014 Queens NY Market Update    The pace of home sales rose sharply in June but was still below the pace of sales in June 2013. Prices posted moderate gains in June as well, remaining on pace ...
Estate Planning Basics for Newlyweds – How to Get Prepared for the Unexpected
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It’s that time of year – the time for beautiful weddings, fun receptions, delicious cakes, special gifts, and romantic honeymoons. While this is a joyous time for everyone, it’s also time for you a...
The Annual Pay Notice Requirement of the New York Wage Theft Prevention Act Could Be Close to Ending
Jul 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 244 244 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Stephen D. Hans After the Wage Theft Prevention Act went into effect, restaurant owners and other types of business owners became burdened with paperwork as they complied with annual requir...
$$ OPPORTUNITY HAS KNOCKED ! $$ Networking For Prosperity & Adventure $$
Jun 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 496 496 recommendations | email to a friend
Bring Pen & Paper for this great opportunity to learn about:  * Job search, Employment Training, Networking Skills & How Every Dollar Counts . **Snacks & Beverages provided.** WHEN : Wednesday June...
This Month in Queens Real Estate: JUNE 2014
Jun 19, 2014 | 3 3 comments | 530 530 recommendations | email to a friend
June 2014 Queens NY Market Update The pace of home sales rose in May after a slow start in the beginning of 2014. Inventory increased slightly again in May, meaning buyers should have a bit more ch...
Book Expo America 2014 Part 1: The Italian presence…
Jun 15, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 563 563 recommendations | email to a friend
  Originally Written By:  Tiziano Thomas Dossena for L'Idea Magazine   Book Expo America 2014 has brought a wave of foreign authors, either in the original language or in translation, and among the...

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Sayonara, New York City
Dear Editor: In view of the election of Bill de Blasio as mayor of New York City, I have one suggestion for all the municipal labor unions who endorsed this moribund liberal: strike on January 1, 2...
Nov 13, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 95 95 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hire a professional educator to head DOE
Dear Editor: A first step towards redeeming the damage done to our educational system under Michael Bloomberg would be for mayor-elect Bill de DeBlasio to appoint a veteran classroom teacher to hea...
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Life is good
Dear Editor: Those of us in the know already moved to neighborhoods in northeast Queens long before reading the recent Real Estate Board of New York report that showed significant increases in home...
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Too much security
Dear Editor: The National Security Agency (NSA) has been collecting data on all Americans since it was created by a directive by President Harry S. Truman. It is one of 16 intelligence agencies of ...
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Multicultural madness
Dear Editor: When voters go to the polls on Nov. 5, they'll face large ballots printed in tiny six-point type. One reason: a requirement that ballots be printed in six languages, including Bengali....
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Working together?
Dear Editor: Citizens lamenting the so-called government “shutdown” and the inability of our leaders to “work together” suggests a yearning for statist collectivist bureaucratic solutions to the me...
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Enough is enough!
Dear Editor: The latest move is to make Diwali a school holiday according to an article in the October 24ht edition of this paper. Councilman Daniel Dromm states that the holiday symbolizes an inne...
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Beware!
Dear Editor: I hope people are aware of the changes President Obama and people like Bill de Blasio are trying to make in this country. They are trying to turn the U.S.A. into a Socialist country. B...
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A word from Congress on the shutdown
Dear Editor: It is long overdue, but the federal government is open and the debt ceiling is raised. This is a welcome development for our country, but the damage caused is irreversible and was comp...
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Race has nothing to do with it
Dear Editor: Charges that Republicans want to destroy Obama's agenda because of his race are absurd. Skin color has nothing to do with it. His Obama care enrollment website is a perfect example. Th...
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No more holidays
Dear Editor: It seems that every ethnic group is now clamoring to have a school holiday added to the school year. This all started originally over eight decades ago, when the Jewish holidays of Ros...
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Vote Concannon
Dear Editor: Joseph Concannon is running for the City Council in the 23rd District in Queens, which covers Fresh Meadows, Oakland Gardens, Hollis Hills, Queens Village, Little Neck, Glen Oaks Villa...
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Working together?
Dear Editor: Citizens lamenting the so-called government “shutdown” and the inability of our leaders to “work together” suggests a yearning for statist collectivist bureaucratic solutions to the me...
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Cut government spending
Dear Editor: I think that due to the federal government shutdown, people realized just how big the government is. It is involved in many aspects of our lives. The fishermen in Alaska couldn't fish ...
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Still living in the good old days
Dear Editor: The recent New York City Transit Museum's antique bus display as part of the annual Atlantic Antic festival was a great trip down memory lane. It was a time when bus drivers had to mak...
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Senior U.N. System Coordinator for Ebola, Nabarro talks during a news conference at the U.N. headquarters in MonroviaBy Stephanie Nebehay and Clair MacDougall GENEVA/MONROVIA (Reuters) - Families hiding infected loved ones and the existence of "shadow zones" where medics cannot go mean the West African Ebola epidemic is even bigger than thought, the World Health Organization said on Friday. Some 1,427 people have died among 2,615 known cases of the deadly virus in West Africa since the outbreak was first identified in March, according to new figures released by the WHO on Friday. Independent experts raised similar concerns a month ago that the contagion could be worse than reported because some residents of affected areas are chasing away health workers and shunning treatment. Despite initial assertions by regional health officials that the virus had been contained in its early stages, Ebola case numbers and deaths have ballooned in recent months as the outbreak has spread from its initial epicentre in Guinea.


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By Kwasi Kpodo ACCRA (Reuters) - Cholera has killed at least 67 people in Ghana since June and infected more than 5,000 others in an outbreak that highlights the health and sanitation challenges facing one of Africa's fastest-growing economies. The Ghana Health Service (GHS) said the outbreak was centred on impoverished communities in urban areas in the south that lack adequate toilets, though there were also a few cases in rural parts of the north of the West African state. Some 54 people have died in or near the capital Accra, and around 300 people are now being infected daily with the highly contagious disease, putting pressure on local health facilities, said Linda Van-Otoo, GHS director for Greater Accra. "It is not only a health issue, there is a big element of environmental sanitation," she said, adding that local authorities were attempting to tackle the root causes of the disease as well as treat the influx of patients.
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Prospectors work at an open-pit at Ndassima gold mine, near Djoubissi north of BambariBy Crispin Dembassa-Kette BANGUI (Reuters) - At least 25 people died when a gold mine collapsed near the Central African Republic town of Bambari, a spokesman for the mainly Muslim Seleka rebels which run the mine said on Friday. The mine at Ndassima is carved deep into a forested hilltop about 60 kilometres (40 miles) north of Seleka's military headquarters in Bambari. The mine collapse is the latest setback for the country, which has been beset by sectarian violence between the Seleka and Christian militia for over a year. Newly installed interim Prime Minister Mahamat Kamoun named a government with five Seleka cabinet members on Friday in a bid to help stabilize the mineral-rich country.


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