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8 Things you May not Know About Selling a Coop in Queens
Sep 19, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 74 74 recommendations | email to a friend
by George Herrera , Realtor and Listing Specialist with the Queens Home Team at Keller Williams Realty . We sell a lot of properties here in Queens, and being that we’re in New York City, a lot of ...
More About Women’s Rights in the News — the ERA
Sep 16, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 98 98 recommendations | email to a friend
As an employment defense litigation lawyer, I pay attention to civil rights issues, and lately women’s rights issues have gained attention from the media. Actress Patricia Arquette has actively wor...
Can Car Accidents Cause PTSD?
Sep 12, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 126 126 recommendations | email to a friend
Author:Steven Palermo: The Suffolk Personal Injury Lawyer You hear about post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) that military service members experience from active duty. However, studies now show t...
Protecting Your Right as a Spouse in a New York Estate
Sep 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 152 152 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Bonnie Lawston A Spouse’s Right of Inheritance in New York Under New York law, when a married person dies, the surviving spouse has a “right of election,” a statutory right to receive eithe...
Are gender identity and religious freedom at odds in America?
Sep 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 159 159 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Leeds Brown Law A recent ruling against the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has inspired mixed reactions. The case (EEOC v. R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes, Inc., E.D. Mich....
Aug 27, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
Well congratulations to Jim Turano. You have served the Communities for 37 years in the Real Estate Business and now through a chance meeting with a famous artist she had to sketch you. Very good b...
This Month in Queens Real Estate: August 2016
Aug 26, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 224 224 recommendations | email to a friend
by George Herrera , Realtor & Listing Specialist with the Queens Home Team at Keller Williams Realty . August 2016 Market Update Home sales in July dropped again for the fifth consecutive month. De...
What to do When Your Designated Driver Plan Fails
Aug 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 249 249 recommendations | email to a friend
There’s no question that designating a driver reduces drunken driving accidents and saves lives. Designated Driver Statistics As time goes along, more and more people have gotten on board with the ...
If I Return to Work Making Less Money, Am I Still Entitled to Workers’ Compensation Benefits?
Aug 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 243 243 recommendations | email to a friend
New York City | Queens | Brooklyn | Bronx Workers’ Compensation Lawyers So you’ve been hurt at work and you can’t perform your old job. What happens if you go back to work at a different position, ...
The Difference that Jurisdiction Could Make in a High Profile Divorce Case
Aug 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 220 220 recommendations | email to a friend
by Chris Palermo   Different states and different countries have laws that can significantly affect the outcome of a divorce. A prime example is a high profile case reported in the New York Post . ...

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Toussaint’s ‘royal’ finish to career at Christ the King
The average high school commute is somewhere around 30-35 minutes or so for students. The average work commute isn’t too far removed, about a 25-30 minute trip. Dominique Toussaint made a two-hour ...
May 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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League Cup win for Shamrocks Women
Two superb first half goals assured the Shamrocks Women’s team a League Cup triumph on Sunday night at Pier 40, their 2-0 defeat of NYC Sirens sealing a truly memorable league and cup double in jus...
May 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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NBA Conference Finals: A Tale of Two Series
The conference finals are upon us in the NBA and thank goodness, because so far the NBA postseason has been a total bore. Aside from the series that was just played in the second round between the ...
May 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Battle over bullet lands Felder in ‘dream school’
Lincoln High combo guard headed to South Carolina
May 17, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rocks clinch two trophies
It was a day of mixed emotions for the New York Shamrocks. Two trophies were clinched, but relegation from the top flight of the Cosmopolitan Soccer League for the first team made for a sour note o...
May 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jelly Fam picks up two big wins in Heroes 17&U
17 & Under Jelly Fam 34 Flushing Express 31 Jelly Fam came back in the second half strong after scoring only five points in the first half. The high scorers for Jelly Fam were Guillermo Duany with ...
May 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bullets outlast Dogs as 2016 Heroes BB kicks off
17 & Under MDV Bullets 45 Crazed Dogs 38 The high scorers for MDV Bullets were Jake Horward with 13 point and Altan Guventurk with nine points. The high scorers for Crazed Dogs were Nike M. with 12...
May 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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Can Chapman spark a Yankees turnaround?
A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a column preaching patience for the slow starts on behalf of both of the New York baseball squads. My patience was rewarded with the Mets, but you cannot say the same...
May 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Legends win big over Doxa
Shamrocks Legends recorded their biggest victory of the season, hitting Doxa for seven goals at St. Michael’s on Sunday. After the Legends went in front via an own goal, the floodgates opened. Ger ...
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Future bright for STJ golf
Freshmen trio Michael Conforti, Troy Evans and Seung Yub Baek capped off their rookie seasons with top-10 finishes in the Big East Men’s Golf Championship after strong final rounds at the Callawass...
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LIU, SFC highlights from NEC track & field championships
The 2016 Northeast Conferences outdoor track and field championships are history, and the local representatives put forth a number of bright spots in the weekend-long event. The LIU-Brooklyn Blackb...
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Shamrocks Women take home trophy, earn promotion
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NYC players prove ‘The Hype’ makes a difference
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2016 Draft Brings Uncertainty for Jets & Giants
Regardless of what any draft expert may tell you, there’s always going to be a sense of mystery when it comes to forecasting the NFL Draft. You are entering the world of unknown for a lot of colleg...
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St. Joe’s clinches playoff berth
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Alleged Al-Qaeda-linked Islamist leader Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi pleaded guilty to a single charge of cultural destruction at the International Criminal Court in The HagueWar crimes judges jailed a Malian jihadist Tuesday for nine years for demolishing Timbuktu's fabled shrines, a landmark ruling seen as a warning that destroying mankind's heritage will not go unpunished. In the first such case to focus on cultural destruction as a war crime, the International Criminal Court found Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi guilty of directing attacks on the UNESCO world heritage site during the jihadist takeover of northern Mali in 2012. ICC chief prosecutor Fatou Bensouda, whose office had asked for between nine and 11 years, said the sentence will signal to perpetrators that destroying cultural heritage is "a serious crime".


2016-09-27 11:21:29 -0400

"The Americas region has shown that with strong national immunization programs... dedicated financing and strong political commitment and partner support, measles can be stopped," said World Health Organization director Margaret ChanMeasles has been eradicated from the Americas due to decades of vaccination efforts, making it the first region of the world to rid itself of the disease, global health authorities said Tuesday. "Endemic transmission of measles has been eliminated from the region," said World Health Organization director Margaret Chan. Measles is now the fifth vaccine-preventable disease to be eliminated in the Americas, after smallpox, polio, rubella and congenital rubella syndrome, according to a statement from the Pan American Health Organization.


2016-09-27 11:20:35 -0400

A UN peacekeeper stands guard at the Djinguereber mosque during a visit by a UN delegation on election day in TimbuktuBy Stephanie van den Berg THE HAGUE (Reuters) - War crimes judges on Tuesday sentenced a former Islamist rebel who admitted wrecking holy shrines during Mali's 2012 conflict to nine years in prison, in the first such case to focus on destruction of cultural heritage. Human rights groups and international legal experts hope Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi's case in the International Criminal Court may serve as a deterrent to a kind of devastation that continues to be a feature of global conflicts yet has gone largely unpunished. Al-Mahdi expressed remorse for his involvement in the destruction of 10 mausoleums and religious sites in Timbuktu dating from Mali's 14th-century golden age as a trading hub and center of Sufi Islam, a branch of the religion seen as idolatrous by some hardline Muslim groups.


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