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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
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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
Jan 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 99 99 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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Sara F. Granato
Sara F. Granato passed away on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at the age of 86. Beloved Wife of the late Estebean Granato. Loving Mother of Sara A. Garabedian and Stella Munoz and Mother-in-Law of Edwa...
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Theresa DiStefano
Theresa DiStefano passed away on Sunday, February 23, 2014 at the age of 92. Beloved Wife of the late Leonard DiStefano. Loving Mother of Joseph DiStefano, Dominic DiStefano, Leonora Gassier, and K...
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Thomas Anthony Pepe
Thomas Anthony Pepe passed away on Friday, February 14, 2014 at the age of 74. Beloved Husband of Linda R. Pepe. Loving Father of Thomas Jr. (Lynette), Christopher (Erin) and Tricia (Darren). Cheri...
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Vito J. Papapietro
Vito J. Papapietro passed away on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at the age of 77. Beloved Husband of Priscilla Papapietro. Loving Father of Anthony Papapietro and Lynn Papapietro. Cherished Grandfath...
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Pearl L. Suss
Pearl L. Suss of Glendale & Ridgewood passed away on February 2, 2014 at the age of 89. She was the beloved Wife of the late Arthur G. Suss. Devoted Mother of Arthur and Mother-in-Law of Cathy. Cou...
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Alphonse Forgione
Alphonse Forgione passed away on Friday, February 07, 2014 at the age of 83. Beloved Husband of the late Joan Forgione. Loving Brother of Sadie Cantone and the late Larry Forgione. Dear Uncle of Ji...
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Richard A. Houlihan
Richard A. Houlihan passed away on Saturday, February 01, 2014 at the age of 72. Beloved Husband of Loretta A. Houlihan. Loving Father of Loreen Houlihan, Richie Houlihan and Kevin Houlihan. Cheris...
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Orahmae J. Limbach passed away on Saturday, February 01, 2014 at the age of 87. Beloved Sister of Lorraine Klaastad, Marlene D. Limbach and William Limbach. Cherished Aunt & Great Aunt of numerous ...
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Rose Ferrandino passed away on Friday, February 07, 2014 at the age of 94. Beloved Sister of Carol Welch and the late Louis, Rocco, Michael, Frank, Nick, Tessie & Gracie. Loving Aunt of Donna, Susa...
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Henry F. Stokes
Henry F. Stokes, 90, died Jan. 30, 2014. Mr. Stokes was born July 20, 1923 in Queens, N.Y., the son of Richard P. Stokes and Mary A. Stokes of Queens Village. He graduated from Bayside High School ...
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Christine Wise Guelbart
Christine Wise Guelbart passed away on Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at the age of 55. Beloved Wife of Daniel M. Guelbart. Loving Mother of Danielle, Michelle and Noelle. Cherished Daughter of Marily...
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Catherine DeVita
Catherine DeVita passed away on Saturday, February 01, 2014 at the age of 77. Beloved Wife of John DeVita. Loving Mother of Phillip DeVita, Steven DeVita, Anthony DeVita and Denise Manning. Cherish...
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Frank J. Jordan Jr.
Frank J. Jordan Jr. passed away on Monday, January 27, 2014 at the age of 79. Beloved Husband of Dorothy Jordan. Loving Father of Anthony Jordan and Robert Jordan and Father-in-Law of Madeline and ...
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Robert J. Brunetti
Robert J. Brunetti passed away on Sunday, January 26, 2014 at the age of 62. Beloved Husband of Frances. Loving Father of Jason and Anthony, and father-in-law of Mariella. Cherished Grandfather of ...
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Josephine Rizzo
Josephine Rizzo passed away on Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at the age of 83. Beloved Wife of Joseph Rizzo. Devoted Daughter of Giuseppina and the late Luciano Patinella. Loving Mother of Mariella M...
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Somali government forces drive their APC at the scene of a suicide car explosion in front of the SYL hotel in MogadishuBy Abdi Sheikh MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan travelled to the Somali capital Mogadishu under heavy security on Sunday, making his second visit in four years to promise further investment in the country as it struggles to rebuild after two decades of conflict. Erdogan, who in 2011 became the first non-African leader to go to Somalia in nearly 20 years, visited various projects that have benefited from Turkish investment, including a new airport terminal and a rehabilitated seaport. Turkey was a major contributor to the humanitarian aid effort at the height of the 2011 famine and Ankara continues to build hospitals and dispatch aid across Somalia. In a statement welcoming the visit, Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud said Turkish aid has been a "force of nature" for Somalia.


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Iran protest over 'ineligible' Iraq football playerPrime Minister Shinzo Abe on Sunday branded the murder of a Japanese hostage by Islamic State militants as "outrageous and unforgivable" and demanded the immediate release of a second captive, amid a tide of global revulsion. The apparent beheading of self-employed security contractor Haruna Yukawa was announced in a video generally agreed to be credible, and appeared to mark a grave turn of events in a crisis that has gripped Japan for nearly a week. "I condemn it strongly and resolutely," he said, calling for the immediate freeing of Yukawa's fellow captive, freelance journalist Kenji Goto. In a city outside Tokyo, Shoichi Yukawa told of the horror he had felt when he learnt that threats to kill his son had been carried out.


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A man walks past an apartment building damaged by a Grad missile in Vostochniy district of Mariupol, Eastern Ukraine, Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015. Indiscriminate rocket fire slammed into a market, schools, homes and shops Saturday in Ukraine's southeastern city of Mariupol, killing at least 30 people, authorities said. The Ukrainian president called the blitz a terrorist attack and NATO and the U.S. demanded that Russia stop supporting the rebels. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Intercepted radio and telephone conversations prove that Russian-backed separatists were responsible for firing the rockets that pounded Ukraine's southeastern city of Mariupol and killed at least 30 people, President Petro Poroshenko said Sunday during an emergency meeting of his Security Council.


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