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Jan 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
Companies often find that staffing agencies are valuable resources for helping them fill temporary or permanent positions and for handling human resources issues. However, recently, an outside staf...
How Do 2015 Minimum Wage Increases Affect NY Restaurants?
Jan 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Stephen D. Hans Minimum wage increases took effect on December 31, 2014, raising the New York minimum wage from $8.00 to $8.75 per hour for employees who work based on hourly wages. By the ...
This Month in Queens Real Estate: JANUARY 2015
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January 2014 Queens NY Market Update  The pace of existing home sales increased in December, but remained below that in the same month of the previous year. Home prices declined as we moved in to t...
Negligence of Oregon Hospital Led to Wrongful Death of Patient
Jan 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 59 59 recommendations | email to a friend
Author:  Mark H. Sackstein, Esq. All it takes is one small mistake for a disaster to occur. No matter how much research is done when choosing a hospital, it is impossible to predict a situation suc...
Matching Workouts With the Results You Want
Jan 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 66 66 recommendations | email to a friend
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard friends complain about not getting the results they want, despite how much energy they’re putting into their workout.  People who want bigger muscles go t...
How Do 2015 Minimum Wage Increases Affect NY Restaurants?
Jan 08, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 76 76 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Stephen Hans Minimum wage increases took effect on December 31, 2014, raising the New York minimum wage from $8.00 to $8.75 per hour for employees who work based on hourly wages. By the way...
Immersed in ancient times; the performance of Aida at the Metropolitan Opera. A review.
Jan 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 126 126 recommendations | email to a friend
Written By:  Tiziano Thomas Dossena   Imagine being immersed in an ancient world, with colossal stone columns, palaces and images of deities, a marvelous music surrounding you and, thank God, no ce...
What to Eat Before Your Workout
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by Mary Murphy Fueling up before a workout is the best thing you can do for your body.  But it’s important to eat the  right  things at the  right  time.  Eating too far in advance of your workout ...
Static vs. Dynamic Stretching
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by Mary Murphy  So you’ve already heard that you should stretch before you work out, but did you know that some types of stretching can be more harmful than helpful?  The American Council on Exerci...
From "Lost Side Of Suburbia" to "Poptropica," An Exclusive Interview with Artist Kory Merritt
Dec 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 134 134 recommendations | email to a friend
Written By:  Tiziano Thomas Dossena   Kory Merritt started cartooning and illustrating while attending SUNY Brockport. His weekly comic strip, Brockport Chronicled, won the John Locher Memorial Awa...

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Glendale residents worry about consequences of homeless shelter
DOE not interested in site, DHS calls for new dialogue
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (8/25/14-8/31/14)
Monday, Aug. 25 Jonette Munoz was arrested at 1717 Centre Street for driving while intoxicated by Officer Ziman. Joselito Ramones was arrested at the intersection of 69th Street and Grand Avenue fo...
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Show of support for homeless, criticism for shelter sytem
Homeless advocates rallied last week in support of residents at the Pan Am Shelter on Queens Boulevard. The facility has been targeted by multiple protests in the past months, with signs and chants...
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State Farm branch takes ALS ice bucket challenge
The “ALS Ice Bucket Challenge” has spread to Maspeth, with the local State Farm branch looking to make the challenge corporate. The ice bucket challenge is meant to raise awareness and research fun...
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Lack of curb cuts aggravates handicapped residents
Many people cross the 69th Pl./Grand Ave. intersection unthinkingly, exerting only the minimal attention needed to cross the road without getting hit. But for Middle Village residents Fernanda Avol...
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (8/18/14-8/24/14)
Monday, Aug. 18 Paul Alvarez was arrested at the intersection of Cypress Avenue and George Street for aggravated unlicensed operator by Officer Sullivan. Rachel Watford was arrested at 60-11 75th A...
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Captain reports recent arrests in the 104th
Officers in the 104th Precinct made a slew of arrests last week, Captain Christopher Manson told the press during a media briefing on Monday afternoon. On Aug. 20, Danny Miranda, 20, Angelo Padron,...
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Car show doubles as blood drive
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Judge shoots down library trustees' reinstatement request
Mayor appoints Queens native as first new board member
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (8/11/14-8/17/11)
Monday, Aug. 11 Marius Dumitrascu was arrested at 66-91 Fresh Pond Road for aggravated harassment by Officer Winter. Rafael Arce was arrested at 1675 Cornelia Street for criminal trespassing by Off...
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District 24 ed board joins opposition to Glendale shelter
Ideas like eminent domain floated to stop construction
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Mayor recommends changes to city’s 911 system
ECTP overhaul should improve emergency response time
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Dismissed library trustees prepare to take Katz to court
Claim law used in dismissal is “unconstitutional”
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (8/4/14-8/10/14)
Monday, Aug. 4 Blas A. Fabian was arrested at 57-47 Cooper Avenue for criminal possession of a weapon by Officer Cumur. Kevin J. Houlihan was arrested at 52-60 65th Place for criminal contempt by O...
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State issues $11.5 million grant for QCC
School plans for expansion and 3-D printing program
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Sharia police arrested 12 men accusing them of attempting gay marriage in Nigeria's second city of Kano, though 10 were later released, a spokesman for the board overseeing Islamic rules in the area said on Tuesday. Gay marriage, same-sex relationships and membership of gay rights groups were banned in January 2014 by President Goodluck Jonathan despite Western pressures over gay rights and threats of aid cuts to those passing laws that persecute homosexuals. Nigeria's population is roughly split between predominantly Christians in the south and Muslims in the north. A spokesman for the sharia law group, Mohammed Yusuf Yola, said the men were arrested at the scene of the ceremony on the outskirts of Kano on Sunday following a tip-off.
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Serena Williams of the US celebrates winning her women's singles match against Slovakia's Dominika Cibulkova, on day ten of the Australian Open, in Melbourne, on January 28, 2015A fired-up Serena Williams shot down last year's finalist Dominika Cibulkova Wednesday to set up an Australian Open semi-final with teen Madison Keys, as defending men's champion Stan Wawrinka crushed Japanese hopes. Unlike her earlier sluggish matches, Serena was in the zone from the off against the dangerous Slovak, a steely look in her eyes as she walked onto Rod Laver Arena soon after fellow American Keys knocked out her sister Venus. The unseeded Keys, 19, is the tournament surprise package, fighting hard to beat a resurgent Venus 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 and end any chance of the sisters meeting in a Grand Slam semi for the first time since Wimbledon 2000.


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Supporters of Nigeria's People's Democratic Party gather during a presidential campaign rally in KanoThe head of Nigeria's electoral commission said on Tuesday the country will hold a presidential election as scheduled on Feb. 14, rejecting a call from one of the president's advisors to delay them. "We remain committed to implementing the timetable," commission head Attahiru Jega told a news conference. President Goodluck Jonathan's National Security Advisor Sambo Dasuki said last week that Nigeria should delay the election to allow more time for permanent voter cards (PVCs) to be distributed. How Nigeria, which has Africa's biggest economy, conducts the polls will be closely watched by investors and foreign powers since past ones were marred by thuggery and ballot box stuffing.


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