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Jan 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 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 | 49 49 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 | 60 60 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
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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 | 78 78 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 | 127 127 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 | 135 135 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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Catherine O'Flaherty Martin
Catherine O'Flaherty Martin 5-5-11 to 10-24-06 Four years and a thousand tears; if they could tell a story it would be how much we miss you and love you, but that is nothing new. All we have is mem...
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Denis J. Butler
Denis J. Butler (July 26, 1927-October 14, 2010) Denis J. Butler, a lifelong resident of Astoria, NY and a retired member of the New York State Legislature passed away on October 14. He is survived...
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Anna G. Meli passed away on Saturday, October 16 at the age of 94. She was the beloved wife of the late Michael. She was the loving mother of the late Annette Bongiorno. She was the cherished grand...
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Angelo J. Savignano passed away on Friday, October 15 at the age of 79. He was the beloved husband of Susan. He was the loving father of John. He was the cherished grandfather of Suzanne. He was th...
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Helen Kiszeniuk passed away on Thursday, October 14 at the age of 89. She was the beloved wife of the late George. She was the loving mother of Barbara Hawkinson and Linda Frawley and mother-in-law...
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Anthony DeServio passed away on Wednesday, October 13 at the age of 90. He was the beloved husband of the late Angelina. He was the loving father of Margaret Bianchi and the late Anthony DeServio a...
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Susana Gonzalez passed away on Wednesday, October 13, at the age of 61. She was the beloved wife of Joaquin. She was the loving mother of Aldo, Milton and Claudio. She was the cherished grandmother...
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Lillian Vertuccio passed away on Monday, October 11 at the age of 86. She was the beloved wife of the late Nicholas. She was the loving mother of Marie Ziccardi, Louise Vertuccio and Vincent Vertuc...
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Rose Vitale passed away on Sunday, October 10, 2010 at the age of 80. She was the beloved wife of Salvatore D. She was the loving mother of Rosemarie Custini, Debbie Cannistraro, Michael Vitale and...
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Magdalena Soley passed away on Friday, October 8, 2010 at the age of 72. She was the beloved wife of Jaime. She was the beloved mother of Magda DeSimone and Jaime Soley. She was the cherished grand...
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Guisto A. Faucetta passed away on Wednesday, October 6, 2010 at the age of 98. He was the beloved husband of the late Julia. He was the loving uncle of JoAnn DiStefano. A private cremation was held...
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Nubar Kehyaian passed away on Wednesday, October 6, 2010 at the age of 71. He was the beloved husband of the late Mary. He was the loving father of Richard Kehyaian and father-in-law of Darlene. He...
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Salvatore M. DiLuca
Salvatore M. DiLuca passed away on Sunday, October 3, 2010 at the age of 72. He was the beloved husband of Rosa. He was the loving father of Mariela DiLuca, Natale DiLuca and Jacqueline DeSena. He ...
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Stella Mentel
Stella Mentel passed away on October 5, 2010. She was the beloved mother of Patricia Gallo and Joan Norris. She was the dear sister of Helen Augustyn. She was the cherished grandmother of Nicole, M...
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William "Bill" John Kaiser
William "Bill" John Kaiser A Memorial Service celebrating the life of William “Bill” John Kaiser 75, of Ormond Beach was celebrated on Saturday, September 11, 2010, 11:00 AM at the Prince of Peace ...
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Prominent Egyptian poet Fatima Naoot is pictured in CairoBy Mahmoud Mourad CAIRO (Reuters) - A prominent Egyptian poet could face up to three years in jail over a Facebook post in which she criticised the slaughter of animals at a Muslim festival, a case which rights activists say shows how the government is muzzling free speech. Fatima Naoot described the Prophet Abraham's dream - in which, according to Islamic belief, God tells him to sacrifice his son as a test of his faith - as a "nightmare". "A massacre which is repeated every year because of the nightmare of a righteous man about his good son." The poet - whose trial began on Wednesday - has been charged with contempt of Islam, spreading sectarian strife and disturbing public peace, judicial sources and Naoot said. "The loser will be the cultural movement." Rights groups say a crackdown launched by the government of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, following the toppling of Mohamed Mursi of the Muslim Brotherhood in 2013, has muzzled freedom of expression.


2015-01-29 01:41:28 -0500

Members of forces loyal to former general Khalifa Haftar ride in a truck in the Benina area, east of BenghaziRights group Amnesty International called on Wednesday for targeted U.N. sanctions and investigations into possible war crimes in Libya to end a cycle of abductions and summary killings by rival armed factions. An Amnesty report released on Wednesday focused on Benghazi, where an alliance of Islamist militants and ex-rebels, known as Shura Council, has battled for months with forces allied to army General Khalifa Haftar, who declared war on Islamist extremists. The battle over Benghazi is part of a wider conflict involving two major factions and their competing governments struggling for control of the North African state and its oil resources four years after civil war ousted Muammar Gaddafi. London-based Amnesty said that the fighting in Benghazi, the main city in eastern Libya, involved tit-for-tat attacks, abductions, summary killings and torture by each side.


2015-01-29 01:37:38 -0500

Tanzania's opposition CUF party's presidential candidate Lipumba addresses a campaign rally at Mabibo in Dar es SalaamTanzanian police arrested a senior opposition figure and 32 supporters, officials said on Wednesday, at an allegedly illegal rally where police used tear gas to scatter demonstrators. Tanzania is due to hold a referendum on a new constitution in April and a general election in October when opposition parties plan to field a single presidential candidate to challenge the Chama Cha Mapinduzi party's 54-year grip on power. On Wednesday the National Assembly Speaker temporarily adjourned the parliamentary session which descended into a shouting match after opposition lawmakers demanded an urgent debate on Tuesday's arrests. Opposition lawmakers said police had beaten up the opposition supporters they arrested.


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