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What Employers Should Know about Paternity Leaves
Aug 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
Queens NY Employment Defense Attorney The Family Medical Leaves Act (FMLA) grants the right to mothers and fathers to take up to 12 weeks off for maternity or paternity leaves so they can spend tim...
This Month in Queens Real Estate: AUG 2014
Aug 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 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 | 162 162 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 | 209 209 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
Jul 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 250 250 recommendations | email to a friend
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 | 265 265 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 | 270 270 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 | 523 523 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 | 558 558 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 | 581 581 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...

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Williamsburg youth celebrate their 2014 baseball season
The Williamsburg Sports League celebrated the conclusion of their 2014 season with a trophy and awards ceremony at Lindsay Park. More than 100 ballplayers dressed in their uniforms joined coaches a...
Aug 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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CityParks Tennis hosts annual Chase Aces tournament
To close out the summer sports season, CityParks Tennis hosted its annual Chase Aces youth tournament for 150 young players in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park last week. “The idea is to give them a fe...
Aug 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Elmcor hosts 50th annual Summer Classic
For the 50th straight year, the best youth basketball players in East Elmhurst, Corona and surrounding neighborhoods gathered to face off in the Elmcor Youth Basketball League playoff finals on Sat...
Aug 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mets put on baseball clinic
Future sluggers and fireballers received some expert training and advice from a couple of big-leaguers at the Cross Island Y in Bellerose last week. Eric Campbell and Josh Edgin of the New York Met...
Aug 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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McArdle finding success in MLL
Just a few months removed from putting the finishing touches on his record-breaking St. John’s lacrosse career, recent graduate Kieran McArdle was named Major League Lacrosse’s 2014 Cascade Rookie ...
Aug 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Brooklyn native defends his Big Blue handball title
Brooklyn native defends his Big Blue handball title
Aug 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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CityParks Tennis, Coca Cola host junior tennis clinic
Tennis pro shares tips and tricks with young players
Aug 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Daly preseason trophy fave
Recently named a first-team member of TopDrawerSoccer.com’s Best XI team, St. John’s standout Rachel Daly has been selected as one of 35 NCAA Division I women’s soccer players on the Women’s Missou...
Aug 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Team Belief wins Rider Cup's Astoria Park qualifier
Three teams will go on to finals in the LES
Aug 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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ElmCor youth basketball league prepares for season wrap-up
The ElmCor youth basketball league, having hosted playoff finals over the weekend, is preparing to wrap up its 2014 summer season. The season began in early June at the Elmcor Youth and Adult Activ...
Aug 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Team Soul to represent Brooklyn in Rider Cup NY
The third stop of the World Skateboarding Rider Cup New York was in Brooklyn this past Saturday at the McCarren Park Skatepark. Six teams of five Brooklyn skateboarders competed for a $2,000 cash p...
Jul 30, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Japanese and Brooklyn youth unite through baseball
It was a celebration of life and new beginnings last week as more than 70 children and coaches flew in from Japan for the inaugural weeklong Brooklyn-Japan Baseball Exchange Program. The matchup, o...
Jul 30, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. Joe’s softball coach pitches in Battle of the Sexes
St. Joseph’s College assistant softball coach Alyson Chiaramonte pitched in a “Battle of the Sexes” exhibition game between the Bridgeport Bluefish minor league baseball team and the Stratford Brak...
Jul 30, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Wolfpack represents Queens in the city championships
The 10-year-old Ozone Howard Wolfpack Little League team won the district flag for Queens. The now move onto the city championships and hopefully the state championships in late July. This is the f...
Jul 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Arm wrestling returns to Cheap Shots
The New York Arm Wrestling Association to present the 37th Annual NYC ‘Queensboro’ Arm Wrestling Championships at Cheap Shots Sports Bar Saturday, August 9 at 1:00 p.m. at 149-05 Union Turnpike Flu...
Jul 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Britain's Home Secretary Theresa May addresses the Police Federation's conference in BournemouthBy Michael Holden LONDON (Reuters) - Britain raised its international terrorism threat level to the second highest level of "severe" on Friday in response to possible attacks being planned in Syria and Iraq, Home Secretary (interior minister) Theresa May said. "That means that a terrorist attack is highly likely, but there is no intelligence to suggest that an attack is imminent," May said in a statement. "The increase in the threat level is related to developments in Syria and Iraq where terrorist groups are planning attacks against the West. Some of those plots are likely to involve foreign fighters who have travelled there from the UK and Europe to take part in those conflicts." It is the first time since mid-2011 that Britain has been placed on this grade of alert following an assessment carried out by the Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre, the body responsible for setting the national threat level.


2014-08-29 09:54:24 -0400

A photograph of Aaron Sofer, 23, is nearby as people listen during a news conference Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, in Lakewood, N.J. Israeli police said Tuesday they are searching for the young New Jersey religious student who went missing during a hike in a forest outside Jerusalem last week. Sofer of Lakewood, New Jersey, has been missing since Friday when he went on a hike with a friend in the Jerusalem Forest, said police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld. Rosenfeld said that police have launched an extensive search for Sofer, who is an ultra-Orthodox student at a yeshiva — a Jewish religious school. Sofer's parents have flown to Israel. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli forensic investigators on Friday identified a recently found body as that of a U.S. religious student who disappeared while hiking in Jerusalem last week, Israeli police said, adding that he had been buried near Jerusalem.


2014-08-29 09:52:44 -0400

Men pour out cocoa beans to dry in NiableBy Duncan Miriri KIRINYAGA Kenya (Reuters) - Nancy Njeri lugs a sack of fresh coffee berries to a hilltop factory from her small farm, which produces one of Kenya's main cash crops yet earns barely enough for her family of seven children. On big estates, one tree can produce 10-15 kg of coffee berries a year using fertilisers and other chemicals. Their trees on the small plots in Kirinyaga County produce just 3-5 kg. It is a story repeated across Africa, where export crops like coffee, tea, cotton and cocoa are often produced by smallholders whose incomes cannot both support families and pay for products to improve harvests.


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