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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
Jan 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 104 104 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 | 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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Rant some more, Halloran!
Dear Editor: Regarding Councilman Dan Halloran’s “rant” toward car dealership employees in the Station Road area of Flushing, I say well done councilman! These businesses have been bad neighbors fo...
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Praise for Dan Halloran
Dear Editor, I am a constituent of Councilman Dan Halloran and I am glad to have an elected official that I can count on taking action. Star Nissan/Toyota has, over the past 10 years, violated all ...
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We could take back the MTA
Dear Editor: Actually, eight million New Yorkers already "Own a piece of the MTA" (News Briefs - November 3). In 1953, the old New York City Board of Transportation passed on control of the municip...
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Translating the OWS doublespeak
Dear Editor: News reports about Occupy Wall Street and interviews with occupiers are reminiscent of the doublespeak of the Mad Hatter, March Hare, and Dormouse in Alice in Wonderland. “Greed” means...
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Kudos on Fall Festival
Dear Editor: I would like to thank the staff and students of Grover Cleveland High School for hosting the Fall Festival on Friday, October 28, for the students and parents of P.S. 153. Everyone who...
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Reform the BSA!
Dear Editor: The Board of Standards and Appeals (BSA) is a city agency that hears and rules on land use requests. Many of the cases involve variance requests that allow an applicant to develop a si...
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How many more lives will be lost?
Dear Editor: Another week and another child gone. When will it stop? When will we as a society strive to prevent children from taking their own lives? For every child that takes his or her life, th...
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Dispatcher wrong on who to tax
Dear Editor: In the October 13th edition, you printed a letter decrying the fact that 46 percent of Americans do not pay federal income tax. A glance at the tax rates shows that no federal income t...
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Bad news for newsstands
Dear Editor: How disappointing to learn that so-called liberal and progressive Councilman Daniel Dromm is leading the fight to stop a newsstand from opening up in Jackson Heights at the corner of 7...
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On #OccupyWallStreet
Dear Editor: What better place to demand the redistribution of wealth than on Wall Street? When the occupiers were asked, most could not explain their grievances, why they were there, who will dete...
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Memories of the Leader/Observer
Dear Editor: I purchased a Leader/Observer route from a classmate at St. Thomas for 15 cents in 1945 at the age of 8. I had 35 customers from 85th Street and Jamaica Avenue to about 98th Street at ...
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Need more time to study 'fracking'
Dear Editor: Hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” is a process used to extract natural gas from underground shale deposits. The problem with the process is that it uses toxic carcinogenic chemicals...
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Don't raise taxes, just tax more
Dear Editor: President Barack Obama's proposed tax increases gives a free pass to the 46 percent of Americans who pay no Federal income tax. Increasing taxes on earners is just more redistribution ...
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Kudos to NYC emergency crews
Dear Editor: The helicopter crash in the East River, in which unfortunately one person died, was indeed a tragedy. Our police officers and firefighters and the Coast Guard responded immediately, go...
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Support your local pharmacy
Dear Editor: The recent closing of the Borders bookstore has me wondering what people would think if they lost the services of their local pharmacists. The possibility is real. The similarities to ...
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This still image taken from a video posted on YouTube by jihadists on Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, purports to show a still photo of Japanese journalist Kenji Goto holding what appears to be a photo of Jordanian pilot 1st Lt. Mu'ath al-Kaseasbeh. Both are being held hostage by the Islamic State militant group. The still image was overdubbed with audio which condemns Jordan for not releasing Sajida al-Rishawi, saying that unless she is freed within 24 hours both will be killed. (AP Photo)TOKYO (AP) — The mother of a Japanese hostage held by Islamic State group extremists appealed publicly to Japan's leader to save her son Wednesday after his captors purportedly issued what they said was a final death threat.


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More than 100 people have been killed and 150,000 displaced by floods in Mozambique, a senior government official said on Wednesday, as southern Africa counts the human and economic costs of this month's torrential rains. The United Nations said last week the rains in early January had triggered floods affecting nearly one million people in Mozambique, Malawi, Madagascar and Zimbabwe. "The floods have killed 117 people, an increase from the last balance of at least 84 dead a week ago," Mozambique's Deputy Health Minister Mouzinho Saide told Reuters. A majority of the deaths occurred in the central coastal region of Zambezia, he said, adding: "The deaths were caused by drowning, lightning and collapsed houses." Malawi's President Peter Mutharika said on Tuesday his country, one of the poorest in the world, would probably miss its economic growth forecast this year of 5.8 percent due to the rains, which killed more than 60 people.
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In Monday, Jan. 26, 2015 photo provided by the Two Eagles Balloon Team, Troy Bradley of New Mexico and Leonid Tiukhtyaev of Russia set off from Saga, Japan, shortly before 6:30 a.m. JST Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015, in their quest to pilot their helium-filled balloon from Japan in a bid to reach North America and break two major records en route. in their quest to pilot their helium-filled balloon from Japan to North America and break two major records en route. The attempt will put them on course to break a distance record of 5,208 miles (8,381 kilometers). They also want to break the flight-duration record of 137 hours set in 1978 when Ben Abruzzo, Maxie Anderson and Larry Newman made the first trans-Atlantic balloon flight. (AP Photo/Troy Bradley, Two Eagles Balloon Team)ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An international team is piloting the helium-filled Two Eagles balloon across the Pacific Ocean in an effort to break a pair of major ballooning records.


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