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DOL Sets Overtime Rules Affecting the Restaurant Industry
Jul 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Stephen D.Hans & Associates DOL Sets Overtime Rules Affecting the Restaurant Industry Whether you own a fast food restaurant or a fine dining establishment, you must now pay your salaried w...
Exclusive interview to Michael Bacarella, author of “Lincoln’s Foreign Legion: The 39th New York Infantry, the Garibaldi Guard”
Jul 19, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
      Your book “Lincoln’s Foreign Legion: The 39th New York Infantry, the Garibaldi Guard” is now available on Kindle. What brought you to investigate this type of topic? From my earliest memories...
Estate Planning Checklist For Wills
Jul 19, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
Estate planning is an intimidating task that some people prefer to avoid. Except Everybody needs to prepare for estate planning sooner rather than later. To help get the ball rolling, here is a che...
This Month in Queens Real Estate: July 2016
Jul 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
by George Herrera , Realtor & Co-Owner of the Queens Home Team at Keller Williams Realty . July 2016 Queens Real Estate Market Update  Queens home sales in June decelerated for the fourth consecuti...
New York City, Queens, Employment Defense Lawyers
Jul 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 119 119 recommendations | email to a friend
Salient Points about the Carlson-Ailes Sexual Discrimination Lawsuit The media is full of reports about the lawsuit Gretchen Carlson, former Fox anchor woman and television host brought against Fox...
Money Saving Winter Roofing Tips- Spot Out Faulty Gutters Yourself
Jun 24, 2016 | 2 2 comments | 629 629 recommendations | email to a friend
A good roof is perhaps one of the most important investments a homeowner can make. Any good investment requires good maintenance. One of the most crucial factors in upholding a roofing system is th...
How to Throw a Block Party in Queens
Jun 16, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 263 263 recommendations | email to a friend
By George Herrera , Realtor & Co-Owner of the Queens Home Team at Keller Williams Realty . A Block Party is defined as a community sponsored, public event where there are no sales of goods or servi...
Camping Safety Guidelines
Jun 14, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 261 261 recommendations | email to a friend
Schools are letting out and summer vacations begin. Many children will be heading off to summer camps as part of their vacation recreation and many families plan their own camping trips, some for f...
Is My Job Protected While I Pursue a Workers’ Compensation Claim?
Jun 14, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 259 259 recommendations | email to a friend
Workers Compensation Attorneys Queens & New York If you have been injured on the job and need to seek compensation under New York’s workers’ compensation laws, you may have some concerns about whet...
Dominoes Pizza Sued for Wage and Hour Violations
Jun 14, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 264 264 recommendations | email to a friend
Recently New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman filed a lawsuit against Domino’s Pizza for underpaying staff. According to Legal Reader , last year the Attorney General’s Office settled for $1...

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Legalize it
Dear Editor: The always insightful Anthony Stasi ("High Time for State Senate to Okay Medical Marijuana" - June 11) makes sense, but should go further. Consumption of marijuana for both medical and...
Jun 25, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
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Traffic safety measures needed at APEC
Dear Editor: The Alley Pond Environmental Center (APEC) at 228-06 Northern Boulevard in Douglaston is a great place to learn about ecology and the need to protect and preserve our planet. The cente...
Jun 25, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1157 1157 recommendations | email to a friend
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City can't afford minimum wage of $15
Dear Editor: Regarding the proposed $15/hour municipal minimum wage, neither Mayor Bill de Blasio nor the City Council have the constitutional authority to mandate changes in the minimum wage. Seco...
Jun 25, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
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Keep parade route
Dear Editor: Apparently whoever made suggestions to change the [Forest Hills] parade route (Kiwanis already planning for 2015 Memorial Day Parade – Forest Hills Times, 6/12) does not have knowledge...
Jun 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 59 59 recommendations | email to a friend
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No 'Silver' lining
Dear Editor: I applaud Assemblyman David Weprin for proposing legislation that would protect the rights of both owners and drivers of horse-drawn carriages operating in Manhattan adjacent to Centra...
Jun 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 56 56 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fight guns with votes
Dear Editor: America can eventually destroy itself with the growing gun problem. The country has become numbed toward senseless shootings that occur so frequently. The need for powerful lobbyists a...
Jun 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
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Reform the library
Dear Editor: We have been reading and hearing about various reports and allegations concerning the Queens Library leadership over the past several months. Some of these assertions are quite serious...
Jun 11, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 64 64 recommendations | email to a friend
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A liberal's viewpoint
Dear Editor: One frequent letter writer and rabid liberal hater, always blasts “liberals” as being Socialists and takers and those who want the government to take care of everything for everyone. T...
Jun 11, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 66 66 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fair game
Dear Editor: In response to Ed Konecnik's letter and concerns about "redistributionists" (What is fair? - 5/29); redistribution is when capital gains are taxed at a lower level than labor-generated...
Jun 11, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 65 65 recommendations | email to a friend
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An 'F' in compensation

Dear Editor: 
As a Queens College graduate (1962), I was furious to learn that CUNY president James Milliken gets an annual salary of $670,000, an $18,000 monthly housing allowance, plus a car and...
Jun 11, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 61 61 recommendations | email to a friend
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VA disgrace
Dear Editor: The resignation of Eric Shinseki in the growing VA hospital scandal is just the proverbial tip of the iceberg. While the situation under his watch worsened, it started way before he wa...
Jun 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 74 74 recommendations | email to a friend
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Plenty of blame
Dear Editor: Before dumping the blame for the VA mess solely on Obama, here are just a few programs for vets that the GOP have held back: Veterans Health Bill, Wounded Veterans Job Security Act, Ve...
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So long Shinseki
Dear Editor: I am writing to simply say good riddance to Eric Shinseki, the United States Secretary of Veterans Affairs, upon his resignation over substandard timely care and false records in a num...
Jun 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 76 76 recommendations | email to a friend
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Help the scouts
Dear Editor: I would like to praise Boy Scout Troop #153 at St. Anastasia Parish in Douglaston for their ongoing contribution to the church and to the community. I have been a Cub Scout, Boy Scout ...
Jun 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 75 75 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mixed Martial Politics
Dear Editor: Recent passage in the State Senate of bill S6502 sponsored by upstate City of Rome Republican State Senator Joe Griffo to legalize mixed martial arts in the State Legislature moving fo...
Jun 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 72 72 recommendations | email to a friend
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By Kizito Makoye KIKWEMBE, Tanzania (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - - Tatu Mtulya looks older than her age. Mtulya spent her grant of 355,000 Tanzanian shillings ($160) to set up a small cafeteria selling homemade dishes of rice, meat, chicken and the local staple ugali so that she could earn a regular income.     "Through my business I get a good income to help me pay for what my children need," she told the Thomson Reuters Foundation.     "On a good day I could get up to 30,000 Tanzanian shillings ($140 in profit a day."     While she has now has a modicum of financial security, Mtulya, whose husband left her years ago, is still in her two-roomed shack that's prone to flooding. Chicken droppings litter the floor and a hungry cat meows from afar.     More than 6,000 families in Muheza - at the foot of northern Tanzania's Usambara Mountains - have received financial support to improve their livelihoods under the conditional cash transfer initiative run by Tanzania Social Action Fund (TASAF).
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File- Thgis July 20, 2016, file photo shows Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump, right, and his son Donald Trump, Jr., watching as Eric Trump addresses the delegates during the third day session of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. Trump is asserting that countries like France that he says are compromised by terrorism may be subjected to the “extreme vetting” he proposes as a deterrent to attacks in the U.S. When asked if his proposal might lead to a point when not a lot of people from overseas are allowed into the U.S., Trump said, “Maybe we get to that point” and added: “We have to be smart and we have to be vigilant and we have to be strong.” (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is asserting that countries like France that he says are compromised by terrorism may be subjected to the "extreme vetting" he proposes as a deterrent to attacks in the U.S.


2016-07-24 04:36:49 -0400

Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond walks to a meeting during the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors conference held in Chengdu in Southwestern China's Sichuan provinceBritain's new finance minister Philip Hammond sought to address concerns among global finance chiefs about the uncertain path ahead for the country's exit from the European Union, saying there could be more clarity later this year. "We have to be ready as government, the Bank of England has to be ready as monetary authority, throughout that period to respond to any instability created by that uncertainty and to ensure that the economy continues to operate smoothly," he said. Hammond, speaking after his first meeting with his fellow global finance chiefs from the Group of 20 economies, said concern about the shock result of Britain's EU membership referendum had increased uncertainty about the global economy.


2016-07-24 04:29:32 -0400