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Jan 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 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 | 43 43 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 | 45 45 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 | 55 55 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 | 62 62 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 | 71 71 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 | 122 122 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 | 102 102 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 | 100 100 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 | 129 129 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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Martha L. Lisowsky
Martha L. Lisowsky passed away on Saturday, November 23, 2013 at the age of 90. Beloved Wife of the late Peter. Loving Mother of Martha Brady and Karen Unalt. Cherished Grandmother of Bryan, Cara a...
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John Shea
John Shea passed away on Monday, November 25, 2013 at the age of 61. Beloved Husband of the late Darlene. Loving father of John M. and Kevin, and father-in-Law of Colleen. Cherished Grandfather of ...
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Lothar G. Keller
Lothar G. Keller passed away on Sunday, November 24, 2013 at the age of 74. Beloved Husband of Rita Keller. Dear Brother of Eberhard Keller. Also survived by numerous loving nieces, cousins and fri...
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Sophie Rudakiewich
Sophie Rudakiewich passed away on November 10, at age 91. She was the beloved wife of the late Michael; loving mother of Natalie Tecza, mother-in-law of the late Stanley and loving mother of Richar...
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Hugh P. Woods
Hugh P. Woods passed away on Saturday, November 23, 2013 at the age of 74. Beloved Husband Christina Woods. Loving Father of Richard Woods. Funeral Services were offered at Papavero Funeral Home on...
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Richard Bonaventura
Richard Bonaventura passed away on Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at the age of 63. Beloved Brother of Carol Smykowski and twin brother of Anthony Bonaventura and Brother-in-Law of Stephanie and the la...
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Felicia Grappone
Felicia Grappone passed away on Saturday, November 23, 2013 at the age of 91. Beloved Wife of the late Peter Grappone. Loving Mother of Margaret and Florence Grappone. Cherished Grandmother of Jenn...
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Joseph J. Davis
Joseph J. Davis passed away on November 17, 2013 at the age of 77. A proud member of the V.F.W Post #123. Mr. Davis was a retired motorman of N.Y.C. Transit. He was the beloved husband of Victoria....
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Charles Joseph Baker
Charles Joseph Baker of Middle Village passed away on November 8, 2013 at the age of 59. Loving son of Mary M. (Weis) Baker and the late Charles H. Baker. Dear brother of George (Maryann), William ...
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Catherine Corsi
Catherine Corsi passed away on Sunday, November 10, 2013 at the age of 93. Beloved Sister of Rose Corsi, Dorothy Pirazzo, and Patrick Corsi. Cherished Aunt of numerous nieces and nephews. Mass of C...
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John Bilach
John Bilach passed away on Saturday, November 09, 2013 at the age of 82. Beloved Husband of Lucy V. Bilach. Loving Father of Gary Bilach (Donna) and Mark Bilach (Donna). Cherished Grandfather of An...
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Mary Dombkowski
Mary Dombkowski passed away on October 28, 2013 at the age of 60. Loving Daughter of Hedwig and the late Joseph, Sr. Dear Sister of Joseph Jr., Peter, and Theresa Kardys. Beloved friend of Tom Nios...
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Mary Philipps
Mary Philipps passed away on Saturday, November 02, 2013 at the age of 82. Loving Mother of Manny Philipps, Thea Sevastos and the late Evie Philipps. Cherished Grandmother of Mary and Athena. Dear ...
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Bertha (Bonnie) Kotwasinski
Bertha (Bonnie) Kotwasinski Passed away on October 31st, 2013 at the age of 87 years. Beloved Aunt of Maryanna Zero. Loving Great-Aunt of Jessica D’Antonio and Joelle Matuszewski. Great-Grand Aunt ...
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Ruth Kempisty (nee Howard)
Ruth Kempisty (nee Howard) longtime resident, community volunteer and activist of Maspeth passed away on Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at the age of 95 years. Beloved Wife of John Kempisty. Loving Moth...
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FILE - In this May 4, 2006, file photo, Cari Searcy, left, and Kim McKeand pose for a portrait with their son Khaya in Mobile, Ala. Alabama became the latest state to see its ban on gay marriage fall to a federal court ruling Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, as the issue of same-sex marriage heads to the U.S. Supreme Court. U.S. District Callie V.S. Granade ruled in favor of the couple who sued to challenge Alabama’s refusal to recognize their 2008 marriage performed in California. (AP Photo/Rob Carr, File)MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A federal judge has stayed her order overturning Alabama's gay marriage ban for two weeks.


2015-01-25 20:53:02 -0500
(Reuters) - Axis Capital Holdings Ltd and PartnerRe Ltd have agreed to an $11 billion merger to create one of the world's largest reinsurers, PartnerRe said on Sunday. The combined company will have gross premiums topping $10 billion, total capitalization of more than $14 billion, and total cash and invested assets of more than $33 billion, according to the PartnerRe statement. PartnerRe shareholders will own 51.6 percent of the new company, and Axis holders, 48.4 percent, according to the statement.
2015-01-25 20:49:13 -0500

Speaker of the House Boehner listens as his fellow Republicans speak to the media after a conference meeting with House RepublicansThe top U.S. House of Representatives Republican said it was "critically important" to improve the country's infrastructure and said Congress is looking at options to pay for repairs, according to an interview aired Sunday night on the CBS program "60 Minutes." House Speaker John Boehner said he agreed with the White House there was room for bipartisan compromise on the issue of fixing crumbling roads and bridges, but that Congress in the past has not opted for an increase in federal gasoline taxes to fund the effort. In the wide-ranging interview, the pair also said they disagreed with Obama's characterization that Congressional action on sanctions against Iran would derail multi-party talks under way to curb Iran's nuclear program.


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