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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 | 19 19 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)
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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 | 19 19 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?
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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 | 57 57 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
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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 | 67 67 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 | 76 76 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 | 85 85 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 | 139 139 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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St. Joe's lets second-half lead slip away
St. Joseph's College (12-7) fell 92-87 on Saturday afternoon after leading by as many as 17 late in the second-half, succumbing to The College of Staten Island's (13-5) furious comeback run. Michae...
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Coack K picks up 1,000th win over St. John's
For a while, it looked like St. John's would stall a historic moment in NCAA basketball history. St. John’s led No. 5 Duke by 10 points with 8:35 to play but could not hold on, falling 77-68 to the...
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Sandlot Athletic Alliance to celebrate 75 years
Group dedicated to promoting baseball among NY youth
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St. Joe's women fall to Jersey City U.
The St. Joseph's women's basketball team could not hold onto their halftime lead even with two players having double-doubles, as they fell to New Jersey City University, 63-56, in Jersey City on Mo...
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St. John's women top Crieghton
The Red Storm excelled on both ends of the floor Sunday afternoon, allowing a season-low 38 points and shooting a blistering 74 percent in the second half to down Creighton, 61-38, in Omaha. “I was...
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St. John's gets first confernce win
Second-half run secures road victory over Providence
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Lady Bears cruise to victory over rival Golden Eagles
Samantha Retas (Brooklyn/Bishop Kearney) led a balanced offensive attack with her third straight double-double as the St. Joseph’s (Brooklyn) women’s basketball team defeated St. Joseph’s (Long Isl...
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Trainer looks back on best year of his career
AT THE TRACK
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Comeback secures win for men in Hill Center debut
The St. Joseph’s College (Brooklyn) men’s basketball team erased a 13-point deficit with a strong second-half comeback against rivals St. Joseph’s (Long Island), winning 69-66 in their Hill Center ...
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Red Hawks center lands scholarship to Div II school
LaGuardia Red Hawks center Charles Williams has made school history, becoming the first LaGuardia Community College basketball player to sign an athletic scholarship to attend a four-year college. ...
Dec 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. John's women still undefeated
The Red Storm shot a season-best 54.5 percent from the floor and saw eight different players score on Sunday afternoon, as St. John’s improved to 9-0 with a 66-42 win at home over NJIT. “Obviously ...
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St. John’s improves to 8-1 with rout of Fordham
Rysheed Jordan matched a career-best with a game-high 24 points and D’Angelo Harrison added 22 as No. 24 St. John’s cruised to a 74-53 victory against Fordham at the MSG Holiday Festival. The Red S...
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Arm wrestlers compete for the title of ‘Golden Arm’
The New York Arm Wrestling Association recently hosted the 37th Annual Empire State Golden Arm Tournament of Champions at Cheap Shots Bar in Flushing. Over 70 contestants and 200 spectators took pa...
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Expression makes aggressive move to win at Big A
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St. Joseph’s celebrates opening of new athletic facility
Lady Bears lose first home game on new court in Clinton Hill
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Former director of DAS Hurtado leaves after signing petition for asylum in Panama CityPanama on Saturday expelled a former Colombian intelligence chief, Maria del Pilar Hurtado, to face charges at home of illegally intercepting phone calls from opposition Colombian lawmakers. The Ministry of Public Security said in a statement that Hurtado had been handed over to Colombian authorities at Panama City airport and flown to Colombia in custody. Hurtado is accused of illegal violation of communications and abuse of public function between 2007 and 2009 while she was the head of the now-extinct Department of Administration and Security (DAS). She had received political asylum in Panama in 2010, but the Panamanian government revoked it last year, although she was not immediately detained.


2015-01-31 11:20:55 -0500

In this photo taken Sunday, July 20, 2014 in Berlin, former German President Richard von Weizsaecker attends a wreath laying ceremony to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the attempted assassination of Adolf Hitler . Former German President Richard von Weizsaecker, who urged his country to confront its dark past, promoted reconciliation and denounced far-right violence during a 10-year tenure spanning the reunification of west and east, has died. He was 94. The German president’s office announced the death of Weizsaecker, who was president from 1984 to 1994, on Saturday Jan. 31, 2015. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber,file)BERLIN (AP) — Former German President Richard von Weizsaecker, who declared Germany's World War II surrender a "day of liberation" for his country as he urged it to confront the Nazi past, and promoted reconciliation during a tenure spanning the reunification of west and east, has died. He was 94.


2015-01-31 11:20:37 -0500

A Toyota logo is seen on a car inside a showroom at a Toyota dealership in WarsawSome 2.1 million vehicles produced by Toyota Motor Corp, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV and Honda Motor Co are being recalled to fix a potentially defective chip that could cause air bags to deploy inadvertently, U.S. federal vehicle safety regulators said Saturday. The vehicles were subject to three earlier recalls, but the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said in a statement that "a small number of vehicles" fixed under those earlier actions had experienced inadvertent air bag deployments. The recalls were not related to a wider issue involving millions of vehicles recalled over Takata Corp air bags.


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