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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 43 43 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 | 39 39 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 | 90 90 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 | 126 126 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 | 148 148 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 | 136 136 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 | 144 144 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 | 25 25 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 | 192 192 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 | 268 268 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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Yankees trump Mets.... by Christopher
June 15, 2009 12:45 AM | 5954 views | 0 0 comments | 113 113 recommendations | email to a friend
As much as this pains me to say, the Mets looked powerless against the Yankees in Round 3 of the Subway Series. We simply had no answer... 15-0. Ace Johan Santana , without a doubt, ptiched his wor...
Mets finally beat Yanks by Christopher
June 14, 2009 12:20 AM | 5096 views | 0 0 comments | 112 112 recommendations | email to a friend
Right after a tough series against Phillies,  Mets lost their opener against the Yankees last night, off an error committed by Luis Castillo . What should of been a routine catch, proved to be the ...
Mets deliver, a heartbreak... by Christopher
June 11, 2009 07:30 AM | 5246 views | 0 0 comments | 105 105 recommendations | email to a friend
 The Mets, depleted and considerably tired from last night, lose to the Phillies in 10-innings, spoiling Tim Redding 's 2nd straight soild contribution on the mound. Luis Castillo and David Wright ...
Remembering JFK (Jack French Kemp) by Anthony
May 10, 2009 11:14 PM | 7777 views | 0 0 comments | 113 113 recommendations | email to a friend
My days as a high school student in Mr. James Murphy's history classes at Msgr. McClancy High School take me back to when I first learned of Jack Kemp. Ronald Reagan was president, and one day - we...
Comptroller Asks Prez for a Boost by Anthony
May 10, 2009 11:13 PM | 7256 views | 0 0 comments | 99 99 recommendations | email to a friend
On May 1, New York City Comptroller Bill Thompson wrote the president of the United States asking him to re-consider the $2 billion for bus and rail transportation that was taken out of the origina...
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Pope Francis delivers his message during a meeting with Cardinals and Bishops of the Vatican Curia on the occasion of the exchange of Christmas greetings in the Clementine hall at Vatican, Monday, Dec. 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Andreas Solaro, Pool)VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis issued a blistering critique Monday of the Vatican bureaucracy that serves him, denouncing how some people lust for power at all costs, live hypocritical double lives and suffer from "spiritual Alzheimer's" that has made them forget they're supposed to be joyful men of God.


2014-12-22 06:59:34 -0500

Woman walks past a Tesco supermarket in central LondonLONDON (Reuters) - Britain's accounting watchdog, the Financial Reporting Council (FRC), said on Monday it had launched an inquiry into PwC over its auditing of Tesco's 2012, 2013 and 2014 accounts. Tesco said in September that it had overstated first-half profits by 250 million pounds due to incorrectly booking payments from suppliers -- a figure later raised to 263 million pounds, compounding earlier profit warnings. ...


2014-12-22 06:50:38 -0500

Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer Osborne tours market stalls promoting the livelihoods of small business owners at Downing Street in LondonLONDON (Reuters) - Britain will extend laws which make the manipulation of market benchmarks a criminal offence to cover a further seven benchmarks including the main foreign exchange and overnight interest rate fixes, the government said on Monday. "Ensuring that the key rates that underpin financial markets here and around the world are robust, and that anyone who seeks to manipulate them is subject to the full force of the law, is an important part of our long-term economic plan," Chancellor George Osborne said in a statement. ...


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