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Jan 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 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 | 44 44 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
Jan 14, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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 | 56 56 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 | 63 63 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 | 73 73 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 | 123 123 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
Jan 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 104 104 recommendations | email to a friend
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
Jan 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 101 101 recommendations | email to a friend
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 | 130 130 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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Kudos to Grover Cleveland HS
Dear Editor: I would like to thank the students and staff at Grover Cleveland High School in Ridgewood for a wonderful evening last Friday night. The school hosted a Winter Wonderland for students ...
Dec 21, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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NYC needs to oppose hydroracking
Dear Editor: People concerned with the city’s drinking water and the state’s environment need to comment on the Department of Environmental Conservation's (DEC) draft hydraulic fracturing permittin...
Dec 15, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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U.S. is headed down the wrong path
Dear Editor: The world as I know it is over. Calls for higher taxes and more entitlements in the name of “fairness” leads me to ask how much of my private wealth is community property? The number o...
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Don't target billboards
Dear Editor: The crackdown by the Department of Buildings concerning alleged illegal outdoor billboard advertisements, including those on buildings, continues to be disappointing. This is sad to th...
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U.S. is headed down the wrong path
Dear Editor: The world as I know it is over. Calls for higher taxes and more entitlements in the name of “fairness” leads me to ask how much of my private wealth is community property? The number o...
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Support Wall St. trading tax
Dear Editor: One of the many reasons for the collapse of the financial system was the recklessness of trading and speculation by Wall Street firms using a massive robo-type process of the trading o...
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Bloomberg off on teacher comments
Dear Editor: Once again, Mayor Michael Bloomberg is babbling nonsense. The latest diatribe against teachers is that the public school system could do better with fewer teachers -about 50 percent fe...
Dec 07, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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"Supercommittee" far from it
Dear Editor: It appears that our very own home grown billionaires have decided to follow the lead of their wealthy French counterparts. They want to pay more taxes to help their country. They will ...
Nov 30, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Romney off on veterans
Dear Editor: Well, it's business as usual for the Republicans. They can't go a day without using the words "private sector" as is evident in Mitt Romney's latest announcement. Does anyone honestly ...
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LIRR doesn't go far enough
Dear Editor: Last week, in response to complaints from neighborhood residents and government officials about the noise pollution caused by raucous announcements from trains at the Forest Hills LIRR...
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A nation of idiots
Dear Editor: I was reading the letters to the editor in the Daily News and I now know what’s wrong with America: we are a nation of idiots. With the serious problems that our country has - such as ...
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Pat Dolan will be missed
Dear Editor: The sudden and tragic death of Queens Civic Congress President Patricia Dolan has left the civic community shocked and grief stricken. Pat was a person who dedicated herself to improvi...
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Chelsea not qualified
Dear Editor: Former President Bill Clinton's daughter Chelsea Clinton, like former President George Bush's daughter Jenna Bush Hager, did not obtain her job as an NBC news correspondent by respondi...
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Thank you from the Red Cross
Dear Editor: During this season of hope and thanksgiving, the Greater New York Red Cross reflects on the generosity of those who helped us bring comfort and assistance to our neighbors in need this...
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Aqueduct for the 99 percent
Dear Editor: Does anyone ever write about the cost to the people who throw their money away at the new Aqueduct Racino? You can be sure that you will find very few, if any, of the one-percent pushi...
Nov 11, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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(Reuters) - As a powerful blizzard bears down on the northeastern United States, airlines, commuter rail, bus lines and subways have responded with travel delays and cancellations. * NEW YORK'S METROPOLITAN TRANSIT AUTHORITY has added 26 extra trains to the Long Island Railroad and Metro-North schedules through 4:00 p.m. ET to help commuters return home before the worst of the storm hits, according to the MTA website. MTA expects to suspend Long Island Railroad service at 11:00 p.m. ET, curtail express subway service after the evening rush hour and close other lines on a route-by-route basis, the website said. * NEW JERSEY TRANSIT said on its Twitter page that it will close down at 10 p.m. ET Monday, with the last trains leaving major stations at 8 p.m. ET and making all local stops.
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Smoke billowing from the Syrian town Kobane, also known as Ain al-Arab, following clashes between Kurdish forces and Islamic State (IS) groups, on January 26, 2015Kurdish militia drove the Islamic State group from the Syrian town of Kobane and raised their flags on Monday, dealing the jihadists a heavy blow after months of heavy fighting. Across the border in Iraq, meanwhile, a top army officer announced troops had "liberated" Diyala province from IS jihadists. In Syria, the Kurdish advance in Kobane, on the frontier with Turkey, marked the culmination of a battle lasting more than four months in which nearly 1,800 people were killed. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) had "expelled all Islamic State fighters from Kobane and have full control of the town".


2015-01-26 14:16:17 -0500
By Sylvia Westall and Ayla Jean Yackley BEIRUT/ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Kurdish forces took control of the Syrian town of Kobani on Monday after driving out Islamic State fighters, a monitoring group and Syrian state media said, although Washington said the four-month battle was not yet over. Some Islamic State supporters took to Twitter to say the fight for Kobani, a focal point of the international struggle against the ultra-hardline Islamist group, was still raging. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the Syrian Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) had retaken the town, close to the Turkish border, but were proceeding carefully in the eastern outskirts where Islamic State had planted mines before fleeing. "I can see the YPG flag flying over Kobani.
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