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What if My Boss Was a Strong Trump Supporter, but I voted for Hillary (or the Other Way Around)?
Jan 20, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 106 106 recommendations | email to a friend
by   Bill Cafaro What Rights Do I Have if This Causes Me a Problem at Work ? Employees of Private Businesses: What about the First Amendment? Can’t I say whatever I want? Yes, you can say anything ...
Workers Compensation in Queens New York | Part One
Jan 20, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
Queens NY Workers Comp. by   Pyrros & Serres LLP You’ve been hurt on the job and can’t work. You’ve heard about “workers’ compensation,” but you really don’t know what it is or how it works. You’ll...
The Right to Discovery in Probate Litigation
Jan 20, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
by   Bonnie Lawston When someone dies with a will in New York State, that person’s estate must generally be “settled” through filings and proceedings overseen by the probate court. Referred to as p...
Employers, Protect Yourselves | 2017 Harassment Claims
Jan 20, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 98 98 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Stephen D. Hans The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has spent considerable researching and analyzing harassment claims related to federal anti-discrimination laws. Such laws ...
Can You Be Denied Workers’ Compensation because Your Employer Pays You Off the Books?
Jan 13, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 160 160 recommendations | email to a friend
by Pyrros & Serres LLP Queens Workers’ Compensation Attorneys You have been working a job, but getting paid under the table, so to speak. You get injured on that job—now you can’t work at all! If y...
Videotaping the Execution of a Will
Jan 13, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 149 149 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Bonnie Lawston It's not uncommon, in New York and other jurisdictions, for dispossessed or unhappy heirs to allege that a will was executed under duress or undue influence. What if you vide...
Very Important News for you, If you work more than 40 hours per week for the same weekly salary
Jan 12, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 148 148 recommendations | email to a friend
I work way more than 40 hours a week for the same weekly salary. My boss says that he doesn’t have to pay me anything for my overtime hours. Is this true? It depends. Under the old rule, Anyone who...
How Do Workers Feel About Overtime Pay?
Jan 12, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 137 137 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Stephen D. Hans The federal overtime rule has been put on hold, and employers are waiting to see whether the DOL will effectively appeal the injunction imposed by the U.S. District Court in...
Varför Utnyttja Raspberry Ketoner kosttillskott viktminskning?
Jan 06, 2017 | 2 2 comments | 160 160 recommendations | email to a friend
Data summeras av den amerikanska viktkontroll Info Network bestämma större än två tredjedelar av vuxna i USA som feta (68,8 procent). Det här laget, är över 35 procent tänkt på feta. Många människo...
Sammeln und halten auch Heidelbeeren und auch Einfrieren Heidelbeeren
Jan 06, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 147 147 recommendations | email to a friend
Blaubeeren sind eine gesunde und leckere Belohnung, die Sie sofort nach der Auswahl oder Verwendung in Pfannkuchen, Muffins oder Marmeladen essen können. Es ist immer viel mehr erfreulich, wenn Sie...

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Abolish J'Ouvert
Dear Editor, Cops caught heat for calling the West Indian Day Parade "a scheduled riot" last year. But the event preceding it, J'Ouvert, is a sanctioned slaughter that must be abolished. Despite be...
Sep 14, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 72 72 recommendations | email to a friend
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Support caregivers
Dear Editor, Last week, Mayor Bill de Blasio signed into law two bills that take important strides toward supporting both paid caregivers and unpaid family caregivers in an aging New York City. Tha...
Sep 14, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 71 71 recommendations | email to a friend
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Plenty to lose
Dear Editor, Donald Trump has now proclaimed himself the only person who can save African-American families. But when he first began his real estate career, he was sued by the Justice Department fo...
Sep 14, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 68 68 recommendations | email to a friend
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Where's the GOP?
Dear Editor, In my opinion, there is an urgency facing this nation with Donald Trump being the nominee for the Republican Party. I am dismayed that certain Republican leaders have not stepped up to...
Sep 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 70 70 recommendations | email to a friend
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Penner wrong
Dear Editor, Larry Penner equated "political points" with basic civil rights (“Hello Chick-fil-A” – August 25). Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy admitted that he was “guilty as charged” of opposing ...
Sep 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 72 72 recommendations | email to a friend
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Play a role
Dear Editor, As the new school year resumes this month, my thoughts turn to those students who have the will to succeed, but not always the resources. Too often we hear about dreams extinguished by...
Sep 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 70 70 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sack Colin
Dear Editor, While everyone is entitled to feel the way they want about issues in our country, respect for its national anthem should always be shown. Colin Kaepernick's decision not to stand durin...
Sep 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 57 57 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sack Colin II
Sack Colin Dear Editor, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick refused to stand up for the national anthem at a preseason game against the Green Bay Packers. He said he was protesting the...
Sep 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 73 73 recommendations | email to a friend
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DA busted
Dear Editor, Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson thought lunch was free and that taxpayers should foot the bill, but ignorance of the law is no excuse. Now he has to pay back the cost of those ...
Aug 30, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 77 77 recommendations | email to a friend
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Numbers game
Dear Editor, What I'm about to write may appear trivial, but as a stickler for details I would like to explain my dilemma. During NBC”s coverage of the 2016 Olympics in Rio, they kept referring to ...
Aug 30, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 72 72 recommendations | email to a friend
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Don't blame DC
Dear Editor, Financial problems with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority may be attributed to less funding provided by both Albany and City Hall, not Washington. Federal support for transport...
Aug 30, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend
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New Manhattan
Dear Editor, A friend of mine recently visited Battery Park and noticed a heavy militarized police presence, both there and at Penn Station. However, despite all the political hype post-9/11, I res...
Aug 30, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 61 61 recommendations | email to a friend
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Need a miracle
Dear Editor, As this very volatile presidential election race continues, are either one of the candidates for the Republican and Democratic parties really qualified to lead our nation for the next ...
Aug 30, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 60 60 recommendations | email to a friend
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Just one problem
Dear Editor, Unlike the recent incident at an Astoria laundromat, we know who the man is that repeatedly exposes himself in a Maspeth laundromat. He lives about three blocks away and is not hard to...
Aug 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 62 62 recommendations | email to a friend
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No shelter
Dear Editor, I lived in Maspeth all my life, and it’s not good for anyone to allow a homeless shelter in our neighborhood. We are a tight community and will not stand for this. It’s an outrage, and...
Aug 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 61 61 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Renewable Fuels Association said on Tuesday it does not expect a procedural delay to the implementation of the Environmental Protection Agency's Renewable Fuels Standard to lead to any significant change to the rule itself. President Donald Trump's administration froze new regulation immediately after his swearing in last week, leading to the delayed implementation of 30 EPA rules that were finalized in the last several weeks of Barack Obama's presidency, including new blending standards for fuels. "The deadline by which obligated parties must demonstrate compliance with the 2017 RVO is unaffected by this action, and we do not expect this postponement to result in any substantive changes to the contents of 2017 RVO rule itself," Renewable Fuels Association President Bob Dinneen said, referring to the acronym for renewable volumes obligations.
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FILE - In this Dec. 17, 2015, file photo, then-Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel watches the second half of an NBA basketball game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Cleveland Cavaliers in Cleveland. Manziel deleted his Twitter account after the Heisman Trophy winner sent expletive-laden messages telling President Donald Trump to ignore comments about him on the social media site. Before deleting the account and tweeting at Trump, the 24-year-old player said he's trying to be "a good person" and suggested he's stopped partying. He has indicated he wants to resume his NFL career. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)DALLAS (AP) — Johnny Manziel deleted his Twitter account after the Heisman Trophy winner sent expletive-laden messages telling President Donald Trump to ignore comments about him on the social media site.


2017-01-24 14:16:07 -0500

China's State Grid already operates 10,000 kilometres of power transmission lines in Brazil, the official Xinhua news agency reportedChina's State Grid signed a deal Tuesday to buy a majority stake in Brazil's electricity giant CPFL for $4.5 billion, offering a boost to a Latin American giant struggling with recession. The purchase of a 54.64 percent stake in CPFL for 14.19 billion reals expands the Chinese company's presence in Brazil, a huge emerging market with some 200 million inhabitants. Analysts say Chinese firms have been ramping up investments in Brazil, where local firms are selling off assets to help the weather the crisis.


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