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Jan 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 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 | 46 46 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 | 48 48 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 | 58 58 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 | 65 65 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 | 75 75 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 | 125 125 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 | 106 106 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 | 103 103 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 | 133 133 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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Pavel Marossine: Athlete of the Week
When you win the Greenpoint 5K, you’re the athlete of the week, plain and simple.
Oct 13, 2010 | 2 2 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pavel Marossine and Jennifer Daniels win Greenpoint 5k
Runners of all ages gathered in Greenpoint on Sunday, ready to participate in the annual Get to the ‘Point 5K race. The race, sponsored by St. Joseph’s College, was ran for the 18th year, and over ...
Oct 13, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mets fire Omar Minaya
Omar Minaya's tenure with the Mets was marked by splashy moves and early success, but injuries and inconsistency kept the team from reach it's full potential. Here is a timeline of Minaya's time. N...
Oct 07, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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Community comes together to help 12-year-old Jackson Heights girl fight leukemia
Community leaders, friends and family are coming together to help 12-year-old Samantha Womack, a beloved Jackson Heights softball player who is battling AML leukemia. “Sam has always been a team pl...
Sep 30, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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Former LIU star James Jones thriving in the minors
Named Midwest League Player of the Postseason
Sep 30, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Talented LIU Blackbirds winning with defense and goalkeeping
For the second year in a row, the Long Island University women’s soccer team has jumped out to a quick start. This year, the Blackbirds hope to keep the momentum rolling through conference play. Th...
Sep 30, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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CHSFL Week 1
Week one of CHSFL football kicked off, and all the locals were in action. Here are some highlights Holy Cross 31, St. Francis Prep 6: Holy Cross racked up 498 yards of offense and quarterback Kevin...
Sep 16, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rachidi Amadolu: Athlete of the Week
This week’s athlete of the week is Rachidi Amadolu. Amadolu, a freshman from Togo, made his presence felt on Saturday against Penn State University-Brandywine, even if he only played in half the ga...
Sep 16, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cyclones Watch: AL Rallies in All-Star Game
National League falls in All Star Game: Despite sending 8 players to the NY-Penn All Star game, the Cyclones couldn’t bring home a victory for the National League, as the American League rallied fo...
Aug 26, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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Feat of the Week: Lady Diamond Pros win big
Lady Diamond Pros take third place at MVBSC Fastpitch Softball tournament.
Aug 26, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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Chris Rosensteel: Athlete of the Week
This week’s Athlete of the Week is Chris Rosensteel, a sophomore on the Stevens Institute of Technology mens tennis squad. Chris, a resident of Windsor, New Jersey, was a phenom in Forest Hills las...
Aug 26, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cyclone Watch: Cyclones Place Eight All-Stars
Getting Stronger: It was another fine week for the Cyclones, as they posted a 5-1 record. Brooklyn feasted on Batavia, sweeping aside the Muckdogs with 4-0, 14-4, and 5-4 wins. Brooklyn then took t...
Aug 13, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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Angle of the Week: Vallone joins children's tennis lessons
Council Member Peter Vallone Jr. gets nowhere near his toes while attempting the stretch with some of Astoria’s youngest tennis players at Astoria Park. Vallone joined dozens of kids at Astoria Par...
Aug 13, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ozone-Howard Blue Devils Honored by Council Member Ulrich
Council Member Eric Ulrich invited members of the Ozone-Howard Blue Devils Little League team to his district office in celebration of their regional division championship, and strong showing in th...
Aug 13, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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Reynaldo Lopez Scores Eighty-One Second Knockout
It was a terrific night of boxing Saturday at the Aviator Sports Complex in Brooklyn that was capped off by former world title challenger, Reynaldo Lopez dropping for Bantamweight champion Mauricio...
Aug 13, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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Man walks past screens displaying TV news program showing image of Goto, one of two Japanese citizens taken captive by Islamic State militants, on a street in TokyoJapan has vowed to work with Jordan to secure the release of a Japanese journalist held by Islamic State militants after the killing last week of another Japanese captive, but it reiterated that it would not give in to terrorism. The hostage crisis has become a test for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who took power in 2012 pledging to bolster Japan's global security role. Abe on Sunday condemned the killing of Japanese citizen Haruna Yukawa as "outrageous" and called for the release of veteran correspondent Kenji Goto, captured by Islamic State militants in Syria.


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French President Francois Hollande, center right, speaks with five Jews deported and five young Jews, Tuesday Jan. 27, 2015 in Paris, at the Holocaust memorial. Hollande visits France's Holocaust Memorial, amid rising concerns about anti-Semitism after a kosher supermarket was targeted in the country's deadliest attacks in decades. Hollande heads later in the day to Auschwitz for the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi concentration camp. (AP Photo/Martin Bureau, Pool)PARIS (AP) — French President Francois Hollande called on Internet service providers to take action against the spread of anti-Semitism online.


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Scotland's Labour Party leader Murphy debates issues with Yes voter while campaigning in Dundee, ScotlandBy Andy Bruce and Guy Faulconbridge DUNDEE, Scotland (Reuters) - Among the social housing estates of Scotland's fourth largest city, Ed Miliband's bid to unseat Prime Minister David Cameron is in trouble: His opposition Labour party is haemorrhaging support to nationalists. Though Scots voted to stay part of the United Kingdom in a Sept. 18 referendum, support for the Scottish National Party has since soared amid mistrust the London government won't deliver to Scotland's parliament the extra powers it promised to swing the poll result. Capitalising on that, the nationalists now aim to turn defeat into victory by usurping Labour in Scotland and winning the ultimate triumph -- the balance of power after Britain's May 7 national election, that will decide who rules the world's sixth-largest economy and whether voters will get a referendum by 2017 on membership of the European Union.


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