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This Month in Queens Real Estate: AUG 2014
Aug 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 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 | 126 126 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 | 173 173 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
Jul 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 222 222 recommendations | email to a friend
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 | 229 229 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 | 480 480 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 | 512 512 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 | 546 546 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...
Book Expo America 2014 Part 2: The Authors Speak…
Jun 15, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 519 519 recommendations | email to a friend
Originally Written By:  Tiziano Thomas Dossena  for L'Idea Magazine   Javits Center was the center of attention for all American book lovers for four days at the end of May, with a series of events...

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LIU guard Player of the Week
LIU Brooklyn senior point guard Jason Brickman was named the Northeast Conference Men’s Basketball Co-Player of the Week. Brickman shares his third career NEC Player of the Week honor and the first...
Nov 14, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 89 89 recommendations | email to a friend
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2013 NYC race is the largest marathon in history
After being forced to cancel in 2012 due to Hurricane Sandy, more than 50,000 runners finished the 2013 ING New York City Marathon on Sunday, the biggest field ever at the event and the largest mar...
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Oldest woman in NYC marathon dies day after race
She always said that she wanted to die running, and one day after becoming the oldest woman to complete the New York City marathon, she passed away. Joy Johnson, 86, of California stumbled during t...
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Aqueduct racing news & notes
AT THE TRACK
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STJ crushes Humboldt St. in last exhibition game
Lavin’s squad now prepares for real test in Wisconsin
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Arm wrestling championships coming to Queens
The New York Arm Wrestling Association’s 36th Annual Empire State Golden Arm Tournament of Champions, the official New York State arm wrestling championships, will be held on Sunday, November 10, a...
Nov 05, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 85 85 recommendations | email to a friend
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LND Reds win Merillon Tournament
The LND Reds 10U team finished its season by winning the Merillon Columbus Day Tournament. The Reds went 4-0, highlighted by a perfect game pitched by Reynaldo Angeles and home runs by Danny Nelson...
Nov 05, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 83 83 recommendations | email to a friend
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Racing news & notes
AT THE TRACK
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St. John’s Prep goes undefeated
The St. John’s Prep varsity volleyball team (above) defeated Nazareth High School to complete a perfect 16-0 season. Principal William Higgins praised coach Jennifer Cocchi and the young ladies on ...
Oct 28, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 90 90 recommendations | email to a friend
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Daly’s game-winning goal also a STJ’s record breaker
Rachel Daly set the St. John’s single season goals record with her game-winning goal in the Red Storm’s 1-0 victory over Seton Hall. With her 18th goal of the season, Daly broke Cristin Burtis’ 199...
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Former tour player and Olympian offers free clinic
As Long Island middle school and high school girls tennis players conclude their fall seasons and PSAL players prepare for the spring season, former Top 10 ATP Tour player and Olympic Silver medali...
Oct 28, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 84 84 recommendations | email to a friend
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Belmont news & notes
• Trainer Gary Sciacca was still beaming with pride on Sunday morning after having successfully coached Saratoga Snacks from off the bench onto a three-quarter-length victory in the $250,000 Empire...
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Six run to support QCP in this year’s NYC marathon
Hope to raise over $17,000 for Queens-based group
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Three St. Joseph’s College atheletes honored
For the second time this season, St. Joseph’s College student-athletes Lauren GaNun and Shannon Fahy were recognized as women’s volleyball and women’s soccer Players of the Week, while Taso Kostika...
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Preseason honors for LIU guard
LIU Brooklyn senior Jason Brickman was named to his second Preseason All-America team in as many weeks as he earned an honorable mention spot on NBCSports.com’s Mid-Major Preseason All-America team...
Oct 18, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 103 103 recommendations | email to a friend
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By Hugh C Bronstein and Alejandro Lifschitz BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentina's plan for making payments on its sovereign bonds via a local bank aims to protect the vast majority of creditors who participated in two debt restructurings, Cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich said on Wednesday. The government is sending a bill to Congress replacing its New York intermediary bank with state-run Banco Nacion, the latest move in a years-old legal chess game between Argentina and holders of defaulted bonds who have sued for full repayment. The deadlock has kept the economically ailing country from being able to issue international bonds at a time of falling central bank reserves. Argentina slid into default on its restructured bonds last month after a New York court blocked an interest payment of $539 million.
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BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentina's country risk rose slightly on Wednesday, the JP Morgan Emerging Markets Bond Index Plus showed, after the government said it planned to pay its foreign-currency bonds locally to skirt a U.S. court ruling that prevented the government from servicing its debt. The South American country's risk climbed 1.4 percent to 779 basis points over safe-haven U.S. Treasuries on JP Morgan's index . The index as a whole stood at 297 as of 9:59 a.m. local time (0859 EDT). ...
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Picture taken on November 5, 2012 in Aleppo, northern Syria shows US freelance reporter James Foley who was kidnapped later that monthJihadist group the Islamic State on Tuesday claimed to have executed American journalist James Foley in revenge for U.S. airstrikes against its fighters in Iraq. The Islamist group released a video showing a masked militant purportedly beheading the reporter, who has been missing since he was seized by armed men in Syria in November 2012. "Find James Foley," the campaign run by his family to secure the 40-year-old freelancer's release, posted a public message online following the release of the video asking for time "to seek answers." Foley was an experienced correspondent who had covered the war in Libya before heading to Syria to follow the revolt against Bashar al-Assad's regime for the Global Post, AFP and other outlets.


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