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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
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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 | 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
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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 | 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
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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 | 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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Stephen K. Grunwald
Stephen K. Grunwald passed away on Friday, January 16, 2015 at the age of 85. Beloved Husband of the late Helen S. Grunwald. Loving Father of Jeanette Stewart, and the late Stephen M. Grunwald and ...
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Eleanor Navaretta passed away on Saturday, January 17, 2015 at the age of 84. Beloved Wife of the late Alfred Navaretta. Loving Mother of Jean Surowiec, Carl Navaretta and the late Alfred Navaretta...
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Irene Feminella passed away on Monday, January 05, 2015 at the age of 66. Beloved Mother of Melanie Feminella. Mass of Christian Burial offered at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church on Thursday January ...
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Mary Turato passed away on Sunday, January 11, 2015 at the age of 99. Beloved Wife of the late Sam Turato. Loving Mother of John Turato and Marie Roberti. Cherished Grandmother of Lori Sempervidi a...
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Josephine (Wojcik) Baranowski
Josephine (Wojcik) Baranowski born March 3, 1922, in PA passed away on December 20, 2014 in Princeton, NJ. She lived in Maspeth, NY for over 50 years. She is survived by her daughter, Janet Szot, t...
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Michelina Impollonia
Michelina Impollonia passed away on Saturday, January 03, 2015 at the age of 82. Beloved Wife of the late Michael A. Impollonia. Loving Mother of Andrea Impollonia. Cherished Grandmother of Michael...
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Brian F. Carroll
Brian F. Carroll passed away on Sunday, December 28, 2014 at the age of 72. Beloved Husband of Mary Carroll. Loving Father of Francis Carroll, Brian Carroll, Sean Carroll and the late Elizabeth Car...
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Albert Orsi
Albert Orsi passed away on Monday, December 29, 2014 at the age of 74. Beloved Husband of Mary Ann Orsi. Loving Father of Joseph Delphine. Cherished Grandfather of Jenna and Matthew. Dear Brother o...
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Jean Oldenburg
Jean Oldenburg formerly of Ridgewood passed away on December 20, 2014 at the age of 76. She was the beloved wife of Frederick. Devoted mother of Susan Conroy, Jeanine, Frederick Jr. & the late Step...
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Marie Ziccardi passed away on Friday, December 26, 2014 at the age of 68. Beloved Wife of John Ziccardi. Loving Mother of Anthony Ziccardi, Annmarie Voulgaris and Nicholas Ziccardi. Cherished Grand...
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Louis M. Berger passed away on Thursday, December 25, 2014 at the age of 79. Beloved Husband of Catherine Berger. Loving Father of Kevin Berger, Karen Ferris, Brian Berger and Thomas Berger and Fat...
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Catherine (Kay) Menzer
Catherine (Kay) Menzer passed away on Tuesday, December 23, 2014 at the age of 83. Beloved Wife of the late Robert Menzer. Loving Mother of Kathy Forgione, Harold Menzer, Robert Menzer, Michael Men...
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Jourisha Gregory
Jourisha Gregory passed away on Thursday, December 18, 2014 at the age of 71. Beloved Wife of the late Waverly W. Gregory. Loving Mother of Michele J. Gregory. Dear Sister of Jeanette Folk, Cephus ...
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Dejan Lukacevic
Dejan Lukacevic passed away on Thursday, December 18, 2014 at the age of 46. Beloved Husband of Ana Lukacevic. Loving Father of Drago and Andrijana Lukacevic. Cherished Son of Velika Lukacevic. Dea...
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Beekeeper Sellidj uses smoker to calm bees as he checks one of honeycombs at Cherchell farm in Tipaza ValleyA harvest of honey from the equatorial forests of South Sudan will help its struggling poor and, through the pollination of bees, improve the nation's crop yields, those involved say.     Spring production over the coming weeks is expected to deliver 60 tonnes, double the volume of an initial batch of exports last year to Kenya. South Sudan's honey harvests had suffered because decades of fighting closed off the former main trade route through the north.     "Honey production is not a panacea. We're not trying to save the country or eliminate the conflict, but we do want to do our part," Madison Ayer, head of development charity Honey Care Africa, told Reuters. Honey Care Africa has been working since 2013 in South Sudan, where it sees potential to collect honey from bees immune to the problems that have depleted colonies in the United States and to a lesser extent in Europe.


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US President Barack Obama waves to the crowd as he leaves the VIP seating area with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Indian President Pranab Mukherjee after attending the nation's Republic Day parade in New Delhi on January 26, 2015Rain failed to dampen spirits at India's Republic Day parade Monday as Barack Obama became the first US president to attend the spectacular military and cultural display in a sign of the nations' growing closeness. Thousands of cheering spectators braved wet weather and heavy security to watch the parade, which marks the birth of modern India and includes everything from tanks and state-of-the-art weaponry to camels and traditional dancers. The invitation to the annual celebration is one of the biggest honours the country can bestow on a foreign leader and underscores the increasing warmth between Obama and India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Obama gave a thumbs-up as stunt-riders on motorbikes formed their trademark human pyramid before the grand finale of the event, a fly-past by Indian fighter jets.


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Head of radical leftist Syriza party Tsipras waves while leaving the party headquarters after winning the elections in AthensThe Greek election result is not a defeat of austerity but a defeat of failed economic plans and should act as a reminder to Britain that it needs to stick to what it is doing, Chancellor George Osborne said on Monday. Greek leftist leader Alexis Tsipras and his Syriza party swept to victory in a snap election on Sunday, promising that five years of austerity, "humiliation and suffering" imposed by international creditors were over. "People get tired of economic failure, they tired of rising unemployment ... what you see is not a defeat of austerity, it is a defeat of economic plans that don't work and in Britain we have got an economic plan that is working," Osborne told BBC radio.


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