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What Employers Should Know about Paternity Leaves
Aug 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 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
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  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 | 130 130 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 | 177 177 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 | 233 233 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 | 485 485 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 | 518 518 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 | 552 552 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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Storm women drop two in Holiday Classic
The St. John’s women’s basketball team closed out the sixth annual St. John’s Chartwells Holiday Classic with a 64-51 loss to James Madison at Carnesecca Arena on Sunday afternoon. The Red Storm is...
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Jonesy Boy get first stakes win
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Aqueduct Racing News & Notes
• Ullapool won her third straight race and remained unbeaten in 2013 by using front-running tactics to take the $100,000 Garland of Roses by two lengths over Delightful Quality on Saturday at Aqued...
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St. John’s uses hot shooting stretch to down Fordham
Seventeen straight baskets leads to lopsided victory
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St. John’s women suffer tough road loss
The St. John’s women’s basketball team suffered its second defeat of the season on Friday evening, falling 69-55 on the road to Auburn. The Red Storm now has a record of 5-2 while the Tigers improv...
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Brooklyn, you now have a new boxing champion
Two weeks after his 33rd birthday, Paulie “The Magic Man” Malignaggi (33-5, 7 KO’s) picked up his 33rd win in a unanimous decision victory over Zab “Super” Judah (42-9, 29 KO’s) in front of his hom...
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St. John’s comes from behind to best Georgia Tech
After trailing Georgia Tech by 15 with less than nine minutes remaining in the first half, the Red Storm came back to take the consolation game in the Barclay’s Center Classic. D’Angelo Harrison sc...
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St. Joseph’s College players earn weekly honors
In recognition of their outstanding play for the St. Joseph’s College men’s and women’s basketball teams, Michael Megafu (Brooklyn/Nazareth Regional) was named the United States Collegiate Athletic...
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Flat Out takes Cigar Mile
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Aqueduct Racing News & Notes
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St. John’s men hold off upset scare by Monmouth
Get big buckets late to seal victory
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LIU basketball program lands three new players
LIU Brooklyn men’s basketball coach Jack Perri announced the signing of Elvar Fridriksson (Njardvik, Iceland), Trevin Woods (Houston, Texas) and Trevon Woods (Houston, Texas) to National Letters of...
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St. John’s men bounce back from Wisconsin loss
Defeat Wagner in first home game of the season
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St. John’s women off to hot start
A hot-shooting second-half performance ignited by a 15-6 burst coming out of the break improved the St. John’s women’s basketball season-opening win streak to three games. The Red Storm posted a 66...
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10ThingsToSee - Hotel security officers guard at an entrance door of a hotel room set aside for relatives or friends of passengers aboard a missing Malaysia Airlines plane, in Beijing, China Wednesday, March 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see.


2014-08-21 12:24:01 -0400

A Peshmerga fighter looks at at smoke rising in the distance on the front line of fighting with Islamic State (IS) militants east of Mosul, on August 18, 201American warplanes have bombed Islamist militants in northern Iraq near the Mosul dam, the US military's Central Command said on Thursday, in the latest air attack on the extremists. "US military forces continued to attack ISIL (Islamic State) terrorists in support of Iraqi Security Force operations, using fighter and attack aircraft to conduct six airstrikes in the vicinity of the Mosul Dam," it said in a statement. The air raids were carried out over the last 24 hours, a US defense official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told AFP. The air attacks come after President Barack Obama called for decisive international action against the "cancer" of jihadist extremism in Iraq and Syria.


2014-08-21 12:21:47 -0400

PKK fighters participate in an intensive security deployment against Islamic State militants in MakhmurBy Isabel Coles MAKHMUR Iraq (Reuters) - Washington has acquired an unlikely ally in its battle against Islamic State militants in Iraq - a group of fighters it formally classifies as terrorists. The outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), condemned for its three-decade insurgency against the Turkish state, says it played a decisive role in blunting the militants' sweep through Iraq, which triggered U.S. "This war will continue until we finish off the Islamic State," said Rojhat, a PKK fighter speaking from a hospital bed in Arbil, the capital of the Kurdish region in Iraq. The involvement of the PKK has consequences not only for rival Kurdish factions who failed to stop the Islamic State's advance, but also for Turkey and the international community, which is being lobbied by the PKK to drop the terrorist tag.


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