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Jan 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 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 | 51 51 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 | 52 52 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 | 62 62 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 | 69 69 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 | 80 80 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 | 130 130 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 | 110 110 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 | 107 107 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 | 137 137 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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Joseph A. DeSalvo
Joseph A. DeSalvo passed away on Monday, October 20, 2014 at the age of 65. Beloved Father of Christina DeSalvo and Dustin DeSalvo. Cherished Son of Christina and the late Angelo DeSalvo. Loving Br...
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Ann M. Mooney
Ann M. Mooney passed away on Thursday, October 23, 2014 at the age of 82. Beloved Mother of Patricia McCarrick , John Mooney, Ann Marie Cossin, Peter Mooney & Kathleen Carbone and Mother-in-Law of ...
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Ruth Kempisty
Ruth Kempisty First Anniversary In Heaven September 24, 1918-October 29, 2014 We thought of you with love today But that is nothing new. We thought about yesterday And days before that too. We thin...
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Thomas Bishok
Thomas Bishok passed away on Saturday, October 18, 2014 at the age of 90. Beloved Husband of the late Leona Bishok. Loving Father of Eileen Bishok and Joyce Leonard and Father-in-Law of Thomas. Che...
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Ruth E. Remenar
Ruth E. Remenar passed away on Saturday, October 18, 2014 at the age of 93. Beloved Wife of the late Augustin Remenar. A Graveside Service was held on Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 12 Noon at St. S...
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Gasper J. Pirrello
Gasper J. Pirrello passed away on Monday, October 06, 2014 at the age of 91. Beloved Husband of Nancy Pirrello. Loving Father of Michael Pirrello and John Pirrello and Father-in-Law of Laurie and L...
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Anthony J. Chorney
Anthony J. Chorney passed away on Friday, October 10, 2014 at the age of 85. Beloved Husband of Reberta M. Chorney. Loving Father of Karen Russell, Anthony Chorney, Nancy Gallo, Cynthia Cudak, Char...
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Johanna C. Pavia passed away on Wednesday, October 01, 2014 at the age of 79. Beloved Wife of Joseph C. Pavia. Loving Mother of Joseph C. Pavia, Richard Pavia, Lisa Coffey and Charles Pavia and Mot...
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Juan Antonio Espinal
Juan Antonio Espinal passed away on Monday, September 29, 2014 at the age of 86. Beloved Husband of Maria Espinal. Loving Father of Victor, Rosario, Bruna, Juan Tomas and Sonja. Cherished Grandfath...
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Michael Proc
Michael Proc, Age 80, of Manhattan, formerly of Queens, died Saturday, September 13, 2014 at the NY Veterans Home after an illness. He was born January 28, 1934 to the parents Clement and Anna Proc...
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Catherine M. Lupo
Catherine M. Lupo passed away on Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at the age of 87. Beloved Wife of the late Peter Lupo. Loving Mother of late Peter Lupo and Kathryn Calia and Mother-in-Law of Margit....
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Thomas Pauciullo
Thomas Pauciullo passed away on Friday, September 26, 2014 at the age of 42. Beloved Fiance of Elizabeth. Loving Father of Thomas and Christian. Cherished Son of Vincenza and Ernest Pauciullo. Dear...
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Osvaldo Marcos
Osvaldo Marcos passed away on Sunday, September 28, 2014 at the age of 83. Beloved Husband of the late Viriata Marcos. Loving Father of Ana Marcos and Maria Rodriguez and Father-in-Law of Robert. D...
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Eveline Dorsey
Eveline Dorsey passed away on Thursday, September 25, 2014 at the age of 88. Of Elmhurst, Queens. Beloved Wife of the late John J. Dorsey. Loving Mother of John Dorsey, Bernadette Previto, Kevin Do...
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Armando Fellin
Armando Fellin of Middle Village passed away on September 28, 2014 at the age of 87. A native of Revo, Italy. He was the beloved husband of Gloria Fellin. Loving Father of Bruno (Eileen) and Mark (...
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By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) - Syrian authorities and insurgents have allowed the Red Cross to deliver growing amounts of aid under local ceasefires since August, in a possible harbinger of reconciliation in the civil war, an ICRC official said on Thursday. Boris Michel, outgoing head of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) delegation in Syria, also told Reuters in an interview it had made five visits to four government-run prisons last year, the first since May 2012. "If you want to de-escalate the conflict, you have to start from the local level and build local truces, arrangements, just to stabilize the situation because people are exhausted after four years of conflict and the human cost of it is huge." The ICRC has 300 staff in Syria, including 51 expatriates against 35 a year ago. We convinced authorities to provide more access to victims so there is more delivery of humanitarian assistance on a needs-based approach, therefore crossing lines across Syria," he said.
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A mannequin is pictured at a damaged building in KobaniBy Osman Orsal KOBANI, Syria (Reuters) - Sheets meant to hide residents from snipers' sights still hang over streets in the Syrian border town of Kobani, and its shattered buildings and cratered roads suggest those who fled are unlikely to return soon. Kurdish forces said this week they had taken full control of Kobani, a mainly Kurdish town near the Turkish border, after months of bombardment by Islamic State, an al Qaeda offshoot that has spread across Syria and Iraq. Their victory, raising Kurdish flags where the black symbols of Islamic State once flew, prompted celebration among the more than 200,000 refugees who have fled to Turkey since the assault on the town began in September. "Coming back to Kobani will be even more difficult than leaving it," said one fighter from the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG), clutching a machinegun and standing in front of the ruins of a building.


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President Barack Obama, speaks during the farewell tribute in honor of outgoing Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, at Fort Myer-Henderson Hall in Fort Myer, Va., Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will ask Congress to boost government spending by roughly 7 percent above current limits, the White House said Thursday, setting up a certain clash with Republicans who insist that federal spending must be held in check.


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