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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 64 64 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 | 58 58 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...
Wage and Hour Regulation Pitfalls
Dec 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 109 109 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 | 175 175 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 | 198 198 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 | 187 187 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 | 193 193 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...
Health Warning! Please Don't Blow!
Dec 01, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
Before you blow your leaves, consider this:  Ø  Gas lawn blowers are linked to cancer and might eventually be outlawed. They operate at a speed that is similar to hurricane winds, and stir up pesti...
What about Wellness Programs as Part of Health Coverage?
Nov 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 242 242 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 | 318 318 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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DDMK_ipress_bookbutton_islandoftears.jpg The Island of Tears. by Tiziano
December 26, 2013 11:53 AM | 10630 views | 0 0 comments | 245 245 recommendations | email to a friend
There are numerous volumes that have been published on the tragedy of 9/11; some excellent and inspirational, other just manipulative. The topic of 9/11 is indisputably poignant and current. I was ...
6F7T_rcabanner.png What A Private Ambulance in NYC Can Offer by Ambulance
December 05, 2013 01:05 PM | 12209 views | 0 0 comments | 298 298 recommendations | email to a friend
Emergencies are always a tough situation to be in for many reasons. Aside from the anxiety about the thought of a person in pain, there is always the fear for someone’s life. Nowadays, a person act...
Town of Middle Village Christmas Tree Lighting by Kathleen
December 05, 2013 11:07 AM | 7749 views | 1 1 comments | 267 267 recommendations | email to a friend
Middle Village Chamber of Commerce, Middle Village Kiwanis Club and Community United Methodist Church invite you to attend TOWN OF MIDDLE VILLAGE CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING. Join in Christmas Carols, ...
Senior Living & Care... What To Do With So Many Choices? What Does It All Mean? by cindy
December 02, 2013 03:58 PM | 8487 views | 0 0 comments | 221 221 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: StefansLawGroup As we age we will find ourselves either making or assisting in complex and important decisions about where we, a family member or even a friend should be living. Changes in ...
Holiday Coat Drive by Kathleen
December 02, 2013 02:22 PM | 7254 views | 0 0 comments | 196 196 recommendations | email to a friend
Holiday Coat Drive   Nov. 18th - Dec. 15th, 2013 Do you have coats that you don't need anymore?  Donate Them! Winter is here and there are people in our community who could use a nice warm coat.  D...
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NYPD policemen use motorbikes to create cordon as protesters, hold placards while marching down Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, New YorkBy Edwin Chan and Alex Dobuzinskis SAN FRANCISCO/LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - U.S. law enforcement agencies are a long way from being able to effectively track threats of the kind a gunman posted on Instagram before his execution-style murder of two New York City policemen last weekend. Police need more data analytics and mining software to monitor social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter , as well as trained personnel to make sense of what could be a deluge of data, say law enforcement officials and security experts. ...


2014-12-26 07:05:55 -0500

Candles light up Phuket Island's tsunami-hit Patong Beach, 31 January 2005, as hundreds attended a candlelight vigilBanda Aceh (Indonesia) (AFP) - 11:52 GMT - Minute's silence in the rain - Thai PM Prayut Chan-O-Cha leads at the Khao Lak ceremony: "I want to take this opportunity to pay respect to those Thai and foreign nationals who lost their lives in the tsunami."


2014-12-26 06:56:53 -0500
KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine's state rail company Ukrzaliznytsia said on Friday it would suspend passenger and cargo train services to the Black Sea peninsula of Crimea, annexed by Russia in March, due to security concerns. "In order to ensure the safety of passengers ... (the railway) will cut the route of trains to Crimea off at Novooleksiyvka and Kherson," it said in a statement, referring to two towns on the Ukrainian mainland near Crimea. (Reporting by Pavel Polityuk; Writing by Alessandra Prentice)
2014-12-26 06:55:33 -0500