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Queens Home Team Awarded Top Team at Keller Williams Realty Landmark II for Most Units Sold in 2014!
Jan 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
The Queens Home Team at Keller Williams Realty, led by George & Abigail Herrera, were recently honored at the Keller Williams Realty Landmark II awards ceremony in Astoria, NY. Out of 160 Agents, Q...
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (also known as ObamaCare)
Jan 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Author; Donna Stefans Re:Obamacare The Health insurance reporting requirements on the 2014 tax return are a bit complicated. If you and your family were covered by an employer health care plan for ...
A Different Slant on Class-Based Hiring Discrimination
Jan 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Stephen D. Hans Most employers are familiar with the pitfalls of discriminating against applicants in protected classes under Civil Rights laws. For the most part, African Americans, Hispan...
← How Do 2015 Minimum Wage Increases Affect NY Restaurants? Are Employers Free from Liability When Using Staffing Agencies to Terminate Employees?
Jan 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
Companies often find that staffing agencies are valuable resources for helping them fill temporary or permanent positions and for handling human resources issues. However, recently, an outside staf...
How Do 2015 Minimum Wage Increases Affect NY Restaurants?
Jan 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Stephen D. Hans Minimum wage increases took effect on December 31, 2014, raising the New York minimum wage from $8.00 to $8.75 per hour for employees who work based on hourly wages. By the ...
This Month in Queens Real Estate: JANUARY 2015
Jan 14, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
January 2014 Queens NY Market Update  The pace of existing home sales increased in December, but remained below that in the same month of the previous year. Home prices declined as we moved in to t...
Negligence of Oregon Hospital Led to Wrongful Death of Patient
Jan 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 62 62 recommendations | email to a friend
Author:  Mark H. Sackstein, Esq. All it takes is one small mistake for a disaster to occur. No matter how much research is done when choosing a hospital, it is impossible to predict a situation suc...
Matching Workouts With the Results You Want
Jan 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 69 69 recommendations | email to a friend
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard friends complain about not getting the results they want, despite how much energy they’re putting into their workout.  People who want bigger muscles go t...
How Do 2015 Minimum Wage Increases Affect NY Restaurants?
Jan 08, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 80 80 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Stephen Hans Minimum wage increases took effect on December 31, 2014, raising the New York minimum wage from $8.00 to $8.75 per hour for employees who work based on hourly wages. By the way...
Immersed in ancient times; the performance of Aida at the Metropolitan Opera. A review.
Jan 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 130 130 recommendations | email to a friend
Written By:  Tiziano Thomas Dossena   Imagine being immersed in an ancient world, with colossal stone columns, palaces and images of deities, a marvelous music surrounding you and, thank God, no ce...

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Maria Scandariato
Maria Scandariato passed away at the age of 102 on Monday, August 16, 2010. She was the beloved wife of the late Antonino. She was the loving mother of Nick Scandariato, Mattia Riggio, Frances Varv...
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Bernard Behling
Bernard Behling, a United States Army veteran who served during World War II, passed away Sunday, August 22, 2010 at the age of 92. He was the beloved husband of the late Margaret (Peggy). He was t...
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George J. Tzoucalis
George J. Tzoucalis passed away on Tuesday, August 10, 2010 at the age of 79. He was a proud member of the U.S. Marine Corp. He was the beloved husband of Dolores and devoted father of Michael and ...
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Mary Celebre
Mary Celebre passed away on Wednesday, August 11, 2010 at the age of 92. She was the beloved Wife of the late Michael. She was the loving Mother of Judy, Laraine, Anthony, Martin and the late Micha...
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Jennie Caterina
Jennie Caterina passed away on Monday, August 9, 2010 at the age of 94. She was the beloved Wife of the late Peter. She was a loving mother of Peter Caterina, Vincent Caterina and Maria Licata. She...
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Frederick Petrizzo
Frederick Petrizzo passed away on Friday, August 6, 2010 at the age of 64. He was the beloved husband of Diana. He was a loving father of Nicole Shutte and Father-in-Law of Steven. He was the dear ...
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Albert Casolaro
Albert Casolaro passed away on Wednesday, August 4, 2010 at the age of 69. He was the beloved father of Charles J. Casolaro, Albert Casolaro, and John Casolaro, and father-in-law of Thecia. He was ...
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Helen Tarantino
Helen Tarantino passed away on Tuesday, August 3, 2010 at the age of 86. She was the beloved wife of the late Louis. She was the loving mother of Patrick Tarantino, Susan DeVita, Adrienne Hart, and...
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Jennie Severino
Jennie Severino passed away on Saturday, July 31, 2010 at the age of 94. She was the beloved wife of the late Cono. She was the loving sister of Marie Smith, Toni Cimino, and the late Louis Cimino,...
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Salvatore Seminara
Salvatore Seminara passed away in Waxhaw, NC on Thursday July 29, 2010 at the age of 93. He was the beloved husband of the late Clara. He was the loving father of Elaine Brode and Christine Emmeric...
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Angelina T. Barone
Angelina T. Barone passed away on Tuesday, July 27, 2010 at the age of 74. She was the loving mother of Anthony J. Barone and mother-in-law of Lisa. She was the cherished grandmother of John and Mi...
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Glora Hayn
Glora Hayn passed away on Thursday July 27, 2010 at the age of 65. She was the beloved daughter of Carmela C. and the late Anthony J. Pedace. Mass of Christian Burial was offered at St. Adalbert’s ...
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Otto J. Becker
Otto J. Becker passed away Saturday, July 24 2010 at the age of 81. He was the beloved husband of Evelyn. He was the loving father of Lorraine Scherer and Renee Bellefeuille and father-in-law of Da...
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Martin V. Sison
Martin V. Sison passed away July 20, 2010. He was the dear friend of Halina Laczny and is survived by his niece Isabel Leach and nephews Gustave and Robert Noble. Funeral mass was at Transfiguratio...
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John Pechenko
John Pechenko passed away July 16, 2010. He was the beloved father of Andrea Thorkelsen and Michael Pechenko. He was the loving grandfather of four and the dear great-grandfather of eight. Funeral ...
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A Minnesota man pleaded guilty on Thursday to federal charges in connection with a deadly coup attempt in the tiny African nation of Gambia in late December. Papa Faal, 46, a former U.S. Army sergeant with ties to Gambia, was charged with conspiring to carry out a coup and a weapons violation. Faal, from the Minneapolis suburb of Brooklyn Park, was accused in federal court in Minnesota of conspiring with Texas businessman Cherno Njie and others of trying to carry out a coup to make Njie interim leader of Gambia, a nation of about 1.8 million people surrounded on three sides by Senegal. Faal has not lived in Gambia for 23 years.
2015-01-30 01:49:19 -0500

Nigerian refugee children pose for a photograph at a UNHCR camp in Baga Sola on January 26, 2015, fleeing a recent attack by Boko Haram millitants in the Nigerian town of BagaAfrican leaders meet Friday for their annual summit with conflict topping the agenda, especially Nigeria's Boko Haram insurgents, as well as efforts to stem Ebola. While the official theme of the African Union meeting will be women's empowerment, leaders from the 54-member bloc will once again be beset by a string of crises across the continent. Preparatory talks this week ahead of the two-day meeting at the AU headquarters in the Ethiopian capital have seen promises by AU chief Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma to drum up "collective African efforts" to tackle the Islamists. Late Thursday, the AU Peace and Security Council called for regional five-nation force of 7,500 troops to deploy to stop the "horrendous" rise of the insurgents.


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EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) — An Egyptian militant group affiliated with the Islamic State has claimed responsibility for coordinated and simultaneous attacks that struck more than a dozen army and police targets in three towns in the restive Sinai Peninsula, killing at least 26 security officers.
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