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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 23 23 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 | 20 20 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 | 69 69 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 | 94 94 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 | 118 118 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 | 105 105 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 | 113 113 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...
What about Wellness Programs as Part of Health Coverage?
Nov 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 157 157 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 | 233 233 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...
Forest Hills Food Crawl
Nov 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 245 245 recommendations | email to a friend
The Chamber and All The Tastes of New York would love to invite you to our first Forest Hills Food Crawl, a culinary journey through Forest Hills happening this Wednesday, November 12th ! A Food Cr...

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Salvatore Seminara
Salvatore Seminara passed away in Waxhaw, NC on Thursday July 29, 2010 at the age of 93. He was the beloved husband of the late Clara. He was the loving father of Elaine Brode and Christine Emmeric...
Aug 03, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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Angelina T. Barone
Angelina T. Barone passed away on Tuesday, July 27, 2010 at the age of 74. She was the loving mother of Anthony J. Barone and mother-in-law of Lisa. She was the cherished grandmother of John and Mi...
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Glora Hayn
Glora Hayn passed away on Thursday July 27, 2010 at the age of 65. She was the beloved daughter of Carmela C. and the late Anthony J. Pedace. Mass of Christian Burial was offered at St. Adalbert’s ...
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Otto J. Becker
Otto J. Becker passed away Saturday, July 24 2010 at the age of 81. He was the beloved husband of Evelyn. He was the loving father of Lorraine Scherer and Renee Bellefeuille and father-in-law of Da...
Jul 27, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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Martin V. Sison
Martin V. Sison passed away July 20, 2010. He was the dear friend of Halina Laczny and is survived by his niece Isabel Leach and nephews Gustave and Robert Noble. Funeral mass was at Transfiguratio...
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John Pechenko
John Pechenko passed away July 16, 2010. He was the beloved father of Andrea Thorkelsen and Michael Pechenko. He was the loving grandfather of four and the dear great-grandfather of eight. Funeral ...
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Anthony J. Lafiosca
Anthony J. Lafiosca of Forest Hills died suddenly in his home on June 14, 2010 at the age of 81 years. He was born in Brooklyn, and was the son of the late Concetta and Daniele Lafiosca, and the br...
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Philip A. Civello
Philip A. Civello passed away on Wednesday, July 14, 2010 at the age of 33. He was the beloved son of Phillip J. and Cherise A. and the loving brother of Steven and Michele. He was the cherished gr...
Jul 20, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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Margherita Cuttone
Margherita Cuttone passed away on Wednesday, July 14, 2010 at the age of 83. She was the beloved wife of the late Andrea, the loving mother of Charles and Vito and mpother-in-law of Jean and Stella...
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Adele J. Capolongo
Adele J. Capolongo passed away on Wednesday, July 14, 2010 at the age of 90. She was the cherished aunt of Millicent Caporrino. Mass of Christian Burial offered at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church on ...
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Dennis Murphy
Dennis Murphy passed away on Monday, July 12, 2010 at the age of 75. He was the beloved brother of Sheila A. McKenzie and late Robert, Philip, Carol, Patricia and Virginia and dear brother-in-law o...
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George Siplis
George Siplis passed away on Monday, July 12, 2010 at the age of 51. He was the beloved brother of Frank Siplis and Brother-in-law of Karen. Funeral Services were held at Papavero Funeral Home on F...
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Nicolaos V. Bilis
Nicolaos V. Bilis passed away on Wednesday, July 7, 2010 at the age of 64. He was the beloved husband of Ivi. He was the loving father of Athena Bilis Kaouris and Marina Bilis Mitropoulos and Fathe...
Jul 13, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lois A. Keen
Lois A. Keen passed away on Wednesday, July 7, 2010 at the age of 76. She was the beloved wife of the late Robert E. She was the loving mother of Karen Sisk, Robin Fleichman, Donna Marino, Ray Keen...
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Frank J. Vitale
Frank J. Vitale passed away on Tuesday, July 6, 2010 at the age of 86. He was the beloved husband of Irene. He was the loving father of Thomas and Frankie. He was the dear brother of Louise Vallone...
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By Tom Bergin LONDON (Reuters) - About five years ago, General Electric Co, the largest Western player in Russia's market for medical equipment, uncovered pervasive corruption in its Russian business. Ferdinando Beccalli-Falco, then chief executive of GE Germany and Developed Markets, told an investor conference in 2012 that senior management became aware of the problems around 2009. "We had to eliminate more than half of our healthcare organization because we discovered that they were happily scamming our customers, scamming against us and scamming against the government," Beccalli-Falco told the conference. A GE spokesman said Beccalli-Falco did not wish to comment, and the company declined to comment on its Russian business.
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Exterior view of the Endocrinology Research Centre in MoscowBy Tom Bergin and Stephen Grey MOSCOW/LONDON, Dec 19 (Reuters) - Russia pays hugely inflated prices for vital medical equipment made by Western companies, in part because some manufacturers channel sales through obscure intermediary companies, a Reuters examination has found. These middlemen firms, which have no easily traceable owners or offices, add mark-ups that mean Russian state hospitals frequently pay two or three times more than hospitals in the West for the same equipment. A Reuters examination of Russian customs data and state procurement records shows the price differences can be hundreds of thousands of dollars on a single item. An analysis of 20,000 transactions dated between January 2006 and July 2013 found that international companies sold Russia medical devices worth more than $2.8 billion through more than 150 obscure companies and partnerships.


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MAPUTO, Mozambique (AP) — China's ambassador to Mozambique says trade between the two countries increased to nearly $3 billion this year.
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