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HOPE – Homeless Outreach Population Estimate

On January 27, 2014, the Department of Homeless Services will conduct its annual Homeless Outreach Population Estimate (HOPE). It is a unique opportunity to volunteer and participate in an extraordinary citywide effort.

by · November 20, 2013 · Local News

MAYOR BLOOMBERG SIGNS LEGISLATION TO FORTIFY AND STRENGTHEN BUILDING STANDARDS

Remarks by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg at a Public Hearing on Local Laws “The next six bills before me today are a product of the Building Resiliency Task Force, an expert panel convened after Hurricane Sandy to outline steps to […]

by · November 19, 2013 · Business, Local News

Congress Runs Out Of Time Can’t Pass Trade Bill

By Elvina Nawaguna WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Obama administration’s hopes of securing “fast-track” trade negotiating authority from Congress this year look certain to be dashed given the limited time left on the congressional calendar, the No. 2 House Democrat said […]

by · November 19, 2013 · Business, Domestic News

Philippines, U.S. Embassy Manila Life Saving Supplies Reaching Disaster Area

U.S. Embassy Manila @usembassymanila Hygiene kits/water containers in distribution area. Life-saving supplies for disaster-affected families #USGReliefpic.twitter.com/k4MmiWqzS3 Nov 17

by · November 19, 2013 · Bulletin Board, World News

$110 million in Typhoon damaged crop losses in the Pilippines

MILAN (Reuters) – The typhoon that hit the Philippines has resulted in crop losses worth $110 million and an overall damage to the agriculture sector of more than twice that figure, preliminary estimates from the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) […]

by · November 19, 2013 · World News

Storm Flooded streets Sardinia

San Gavino, Monreale Sardinia

by · November 19, 2013 · Photos, World News

Storms cause major flooding in Sardinian countryside

  Torpe, Sardinia flooding devastates Sardinian countryside.

by · November 19, 2013 · Photos, World News

No revenue hike No grand budget deal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Obama administration said on Tuesday that budget negotiators in Congress would probably fail to strike a far-reaching deal unless Republicans agree to raise revenues and overhaul the tax code.

by · November 19, 2013 · Business, Domestic News

Iran seeks sanctions relief

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Iran will meet this week in Geneva with the five permanent U.N. Security Council members and Germany to discuss a proposed deal under which Tehran would suspend parts of its nuclear program in exchange for limited […]

by · November 19, 2013 · Features, World News

Germany seeks no spying agreement

BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany is seeking “credible and verifiable” commitments from the United States to guarantee the privacy of German citizens, according to a draft coalition document that reflects lingering resentment in Berlin over the U.S. response to spying allegations.

by · November 19, 2013 · World News

Venezuela’s parliament set to grant President Maduro year-long decree powers

By Andrew Cawthorne and Brian Ellsworth CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuela’s parliament looked set on Tuesday to grant President Nicolas Maduro year-long decree powers he says are needed to regulate the economy and stamp out corruption but adversaries view as a […]

by · November 19, 2013 · Business, World News

Virginia state senator stabbed

(Reuters) – A Virginia state senator and former gubernatorial candidate was stabbed and critically wounded at his home early on Tuesday, and his son was found dead of a gunshot wound, local media reported. Creigh Deeds, a Democrat, was being […]

by · November 19, 2013 · Domestic News

Iran hopes for progress in Geneva talks

ROME (Reuters) – Iran can make serious progress in talks on resolving a standoff over its nuclear ambitions at a meeting of world powers in Geneva this week, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Tuesday. Speaking in Rome […]

by · November 19, 2013 · World News

Norway seeks Productivity

By Camilla Knudsen and Gwladys Fouche OSLO (Reuters) – Weak productivity growth is the Norwegian economy’s biggest challenge and reducing reliance on its massive offshore oil sector is the new government’s main priority, finance minister Siv Jensen said on Tuesday. […]

by · November 19, 2013 · Business, World News

News from the 45th Precinct

The police activity this evening on City Island involved a suspect who lead the NYPD on a vehicular chase to the end of the Island and then attempted to escape on foot. He has since been apprehended.

by · November 18, 2013 · Local News