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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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Dolores M. Percudani
Dolores M. Percudani passed away on Saturday, January 22, 2011 at the age of 83. She was the beloved Wife of Paul. Loving Mother of Anne Denise McLnnis and Mother-in-Law of Michael. Dear Sister of ...
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Virginia Bonsignore passed away on Wednesday, January 19, 2011 at the age of 92. Loving Sister of Mary Bonsignore and the late Anthony, Ignazio and Frank. Cherished Aunt. Mass of Christian Burial w...
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Anthony J. Tropiano passed away on Sunday, January 16, 2011 at the age of 88. He was the beloved Husband of Anna. Loving Father of Daniel Tropiano, Connie Veneziano, Chris Tropiano and Joseph Tropi...
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Antonio Pecorella of Ridgewood passed away on January 18, 2011 at the age of 56. He was the beloved husband of the late Lydia Carrrillo. Devoted father of Zulma DeJesus, Ronnie Reres, Debra Gonzale...
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Salvatore Polimine
Salvatore Polimine passed away on Wednesday, January 12, 2011 at the age of 69. He was the beloved Husband of Maria. Loving Father of Diana Polimine and Lisa Polimine and Father-in-Law of Ron. Devo...
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Antonio Croce passed away on Saturday, January 15, 2011 at the age of 81. He was the beloved Husband of Victoria. Loving Father of Angela Schoenstein and Adele Croce. Cherished Grandfather of Matth...
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Frank Beatrice passed away on Wednesday, January 12, 2011 at the age of 83. Place of death Old Bridge, NJ. He was the beloved Husband of Maria. Loving Father of Antonia Macellaro, Helene Beatrice, ...
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Nicholas M. Kiely passed away on Tuesday, January 11, 2011 at the age of 78. He was the beloved Husband of Kathleen. Loving Father of Keri Smerechniak, Kelly Kiely and Nicholas Kiely. Cherished Gra...
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Dalmazio DoDaro
Dalmazio DoDaro a proud World War II veteran passed away on January 12, 2011 at the age of 93. Born in Italy. He was the beloved husband of Catherine. Devoted father of Barbara Mc Sorley, Gloria & ...
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Agnes Barozie
Agnes Barozie passed away on Thursday, January 06, 2011 at the of 88. She was the beloved Wife of the late George j. Barozie. Loving Mother of Joseph Barozie, George Barozie and Wayne Barozie. Cher...
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Stephanie E. Assante
Stephanie E. Assante passed away on Sunday, December 26, 2010 at the of 101. She was the beloved Wife of the late Antonio J. Assante. Loving Mother of Sr. Bernadette Claire O.P., Frances Anest, Ant...
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Helen Czelusniak passed away December 21st, 2010. She was the beloved Mother of Joanne Majewski and husband Anthony, Joyce Woesthoff and Judith Czelusniak. Also survived by Four Grandchildren and o...
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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.


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FILE - In this Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014 file photo, Israeli politicians Isaac Herzog, right, and Tzipi Livni listen during a tour along the Israel and Gaza Strip border. When Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu dissolved his unwieldy coalition and called new elections last month, he appeared to be a lock to return to office. But a new center-left alliance has suddenly surged in the polls past his ruling Likud party to become the largest parliamentary faction and turned the March 17 vote into a toss-up. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov, File )JERUSALEM (AP) — When Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu dissolved his unwieldy coalition and called new elections last month, he appeared almost certain to be returned once more to office. But a new center-left alliance has surged past his Likud party in the polls, turning the March 17 contest into a toss-up.


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Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, right, accompanied by government spokesman Yoshihide Suga, speaks during a hurriedly held ministerial meeting on Japanese hostage Kenji Goto taken by the Islamic State group, at the prime minister's official residence in Tokyo Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015. The extremist group released a message late Wednesday purportedly extending the deadline for Jordan's release of an Iraqi would-be hotel bomber linked to al-Qaida. The message, read by a voice claiming to be Goto, was released online after Jordan offered a precedent-setting prisoner swap to the Islamic State group, desperately seeking to save a Jordanian air force pilot the militants purportedly threatened to kill, along with Goto. Suga said on Thursday the government was analyzing the latest message and Japan was doing its utmost for the release of Goto, working with nations in the region, including Turkey, Jordan and Israel. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi, Pool)TOKYO (AP) — Japan was studying the latest message purportedly from the Islamic State group, which extends the deadline for Jordan's release of an Iraqi prisoner, while officials worked feverishly Thursday to try to free a Japanese journalist held by the militant group.


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