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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
Dec 2014 Queens NY Market Update  The pace of home sales continued to decrease in November and inventory continued to track below last year’s levels as well.  Sales are well below those seen in the...
NYC Employment Law — Pre-tax Transit Benefits
Dec 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
As employers, sometimes it is difficult to keep with the employment law changes, which is why you should consult periodically with an employment defense lawyer and stay apprised of new laws. At the...
Roll with Queens Council on the Arts! Come to the Casino Caliente!
Dec 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
Queens Council on the Arts (QCA) is turning 50 in 2016, but we are kicking off the festivities a year early! Save yourself a plane ticket and join QCA for a hot night in Havana,Cuba right here in L...
Wage and Hour Regulation Pitfalls
Dec 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 65 65 recommendations | email to a friend
Business owners can get themselves into trouble when not understanding wage and hours laws. What appears to be a bright idea that cuts corners and saves money is sometimes a violation that leads to...
In life, the glass is always half full! Exclusive interview with cartoonist Maria Scrivan
Dec 08, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 85 85 recommendations | email to a friend
Written By:  Tiziano Thomas Dossena   | 19 November 2014   Maria Scrivan’s cartoons are published in MAD Magazine, Parade Magazine, Prospect Magazine (UK), on Mashable.com, Salon.com. Funny Times a...
Zeffirelli's La Boheme at the Metropolitan Opera: a review
Dec 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 109 109 recommendations | email to a friend
  Written By:  Tiziano Thomas Dossena 3 December 2014 |     Zeffirelli’s production of La Boheme at the metropolitan Opera shines. A sample of the stage set up as performed in a preceding season. L...
Are You Staying on Top of Regulations that Affect Your Restaurant?
Dec 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 96 96 recommendations | email to a friend
A recent change in regulations predicted to arrive soon is that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will release a national menu labeling standard for chain restaurants. The standard will addres...
The World Seen Through a Dog’s Point of View. An Exclusive Interview with Paul Gilligan, author of Pooch Café
Dec 03, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 103 103 recommendations | email to a friend
  Written By:  Tiziano Thomas Dossena 10 October 2014 |   Paul Gilligan with Poncho, the main character of Pooch Cafe According to his website, www.poochcafe.com, Paul Gilligan’s affair with art be...
What about Wellness Programs as Part of Health Coverage?
Nov 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 147 147 recommendations | email to a friend
Today many companies offering health insurance also provide wellness programs, which are a preventative medicine approach to health. Today, 94 percent of employers with more than 400 employees and ...
This Month in Queens Real Estate: NOV 2014 (Month's Supply: 6.3 Months)
Nov 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 223 223 recommendations | email to a friend
Oct 2014 Queens NY Market Update  Queens home sales are down for the third month in a row from August – October. Home sales are also remaining significantly below last year’s levels, according to t...

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IS 49 looks for repeat of baseball title
Baseball’s just around the corner, but the season can’t start soon enough for the 49ers from I.S. 49 in Middle Village, the Middle School Baseball League’s defending 2013 Queens borough champions. ...
Mar 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 125 125 recommendations | email to a friend
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True Romansh: a return to form
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Lady Bears headed back to national championships
The St. Joseph’s College women’s basketball team earned an at-large bid in the 2014 United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) Division I National Championships as the No. 7 seed in the ...
Mar 05, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 137 137 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. SAviour swimmers off to Junior Olympics
Two St. Saviour High School swimmers, Briana Vega (junior) and Caroline Adams (freshman), have qualified for the 2014 Junior Olympics, which will be held from March 14-16 at the Nassau County Aquat...
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LIU guard joins exclusive club
Senior point guard Jason Brickman closed out his LIU Brooklyn career by becoming just the fourth player in NCAA history to record 1,000 assists in the Blackbirds’ 81-62 loss to Bryant on Saturday. ...
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Samraat all but a lock for Derby
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St. John’s pays back Georgetown for January blowout
St. John’s pays back Georgetown for January blowout
Feb 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 165 165 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. Joe’s women fall in title game
The No. 4 seed St. Joseph’s College women’s basketball team was not able to repeat as Hudson Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (HVIAC) Tournament champions, suffering a 62-47 loss to the N...
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St. Joe’s men take HVIAC basketball championship
Led by a pair of 20-plus point games from junior David Louison (Brooklyn/St. Edmund Prep) and sophomore Michael Megafu (Brooklyn/Nazareth Regional), the No. 1 seeded St. Joseph’s College men’s bask...
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St. John’s women win 10 straight in Big East
Sophomore Danaejah Grant recorded her first career double-double and was one of five Red Storm players in double figures, as the St. John’s women’s basketball team won its 10th straight Big East Co...
Feb 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 168 168 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. John’s men hold on to defeat 12th ranked Creighton
The St. John’s Red Storm found a way to keep Creighton’s Doug McDermott from beating them a second time this season - they just simply didn’t let him shoot for the final 8:40. Without the Big East’...
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McPherson reaches career milestone
Gets 1,000th career point in win over Seton Hall
Feb 05, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 174 174 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. Joe's men clinch conference title
First in four years
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St. John’s picks up a big win against Marquette at MSG
Rout Eagles heading into second half of Big East play
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Four from St. Joe’s baseball squad honored
Four student-athletes from the St. Joseph’s College baseball team were featured as Division III Players to Watch in 2014 in the latest Collegiate Baseball Newspaper. Seniors Joe Mendez(Staten Islan...
Jan 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 190 190 recommendations | email to a friend
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In this Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014 file photo, a man walks by a sign advertising currencies of an exchange office in Moscow, Russia. Russia has been badly affected by the slide in oil prices in 2014 - the ruble has plunged despite big increases in interest rates as much of Russia's economy is based on energy. Sanctions on the country for its alleged involvement in the crisis in Ukraine haven’t helped the economy either, which appears headed for recession. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, File )MOSCOW (AP) — Vowing never to let the West defang his proud nation, President Vladimir Putin promised Thursday to fix Russia's economic woes within two years by diversifying and voiced confidence that the plummeting ruble will soon recover.


2014-12-18 10:11:14 -0500

A mother holds her child while attempting to take cover as repeated gun shots are heard close to Miskine district during continuing sectarian violence in the capital BanguiDAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Up to 10,000 children have been recruited by armed groups during the conflict in the Central African Republic (CAR) despite a U.N.-backed peacekeeping presence, the number rising sharply in the past two years, Save the Children said on Thursday. Some children were abducted or forced to join such groups, while others signed up for food, clothing, money and protection, the international children's charity said in a news release. Many joined up under pressure from peers or parents, to protect their community or avenge dead relatives, it said. ...


2014-12-18 10:09:59 -0500
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia's Petroleum Minister Ali Naimi says there are no links between the kingdom's decision to oppose production cuts and politics.
2014-12-18 10:08:41 -0500