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Jan 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 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 | 47 47 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 | 49 49 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 | 59 59 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 | 66 66 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 | 76 76 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 | 126 126 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 | 107 107 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 | 104 104 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 | 134 134 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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France isn’t the only place hosting a big bike ride
TOUR DE QUEENS
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Clearly Now leaves little doubt about his speed
Sets new track record at Belmont
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Heroes Basketball League 2014 Championship Day Schedule
Heroes Basketball schedule July 2, 2014 at Msgr. McClancy High School
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Bonnie Brite picks up two wins headed into playoffs
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Rockstock surfs on despite unenforced beach closure
While the waves left something to be desired, the vibes were swell and the water was warm at the eighth annual Rockstock and Barrels Surf and Music Festival on Sat., June 28 at Rockaway’s Beach 90t...
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Filly becomes a stakes winner in very first start
AT THE TRACK
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St. John’s lacrosse standout named to All-American team
Following yet another record-breaking campaign and culminating a historic four-year career wearing the colors of the Red Storm, recently graduated senior attackman Kieran McArdle has been named a U...
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2014 Heroes Basketball League Scores and Notes (Up to 6/14)
17 & Under Samuel & Sons 65 Flint Tropics 39 Samuel & Sons Plumbing used its speed to pull away in the second quarter, going on a 25-5 run. The high scorers for Samuel & Sons were Joe Dibenedetto w...
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Triple Crown drought continues, Tonalist take Stakes
The Triple Crown went unclaimed for a 36th year as Tonalist captured the 146th running of the $1.5 million Belmont Stakes on Saturday by a head over Commissioner, with Kentucky Derby and Preakness ...
Jun 11, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 60 60 recommendations | email to a friend
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2014 Heroes Basketball League Scores and Notes
14 & Under Flushing Express 37 Team Titans 18 Flushing Express entered halftime with a commanding 23-12 lead after pulling away at the start of the second quarter. The high scorers for Flushing Exp...
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Hundreds take part in annual McCarren 5K
Nearly 650 runners lined up bright and early this past Saturday morning on Leonard St. for the third annual McCarren Park 5K. Runners circled the park and neighborhood in the 3.1-mile race, weaving...
Jun 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 72 72 recommendations | email to a friend
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Diocese of Brooklyn’s CYO inducts inaugural Hall class
“Sports, if used correctly, can teach our young people how to act, how to be, how to think differently,” Father Sean Suckiel noted in his homily in honor of the inaugural Catholic Youth Organizatio...
May 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 93 93 recommendations | email to a friend
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2014 Heroes Basketball League Scores and Notes (5/19-5/23)
17 & Under Samuel & Sons 40 Flint Tropics 33 The high scorers for the Samuel & Sons Plumbing were Joe Dibenedetto with 12 points and Dillon Hogen with 11. The high scorers for Flint Tropics were Ja...
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Thousands attend Brooklyn Half at Coney Island
Runner dies after collapsing at the finish line
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(Reuters) - A Sudanese rebel group has taken six Bulgarians working with the UN's World Food Programme captive after their helicopter was forced to land in war-torn South Kordofan province in southern Sudan, the Bulgarian foreign ministry said on Wednesday. Fighting between the government and the Sudan People's Liberation Movement-North, which the ministry said was holding the Bulgarians captive, has increased in the provinces of South Kordofan and Blue Nile since peace talks collapsed in December.
2015-01-28 07:02:31 -0500

Mother of Islamic State captive Jordanian pilot Muath al-Kasaesbeh holds his picture as she takes part in a demonstration in AmmanJordan said on Wednesday it was willing to hand over an Iraqi woman detained for her role in a 2005 suicide bombing in Amman if a Jordanian pilot captured by Islamic State was released. "Jordan is ready to release prisoner Sajida al-Rishawi if the Jordanian pilot Lieutenant Muath al-Kasaesbeh was released and his life spared," Mohammad al-Momani, a government spokesman, was quoted on state television as saying. He did not make any reference to Japanese hostage Kenji Goto who said in a video on Tuesday that Islamic State had given Jordan 24 hours to release the Iraqi militant or the pilot would be killed. Momani said Jordan's priority was to secure the release of the pilot, who hails from a Jordanian tribe that forms the backbone of support for the Hashemite monarchy.


2015-01-28 07:00:48 -0500

More than 200,000 people have died since the start of the Syrian conflict in March 2011Syrian opposition figures and representatives of the regime of President Bashar al-Assad began talks in Moscow Wednesday but there was little hope that they would make a breakthrough in ending the country's brutal war. The talks between opposition groups tolerated by Damascus and a Syrian delegation led by ambassador to the United Nations Bashar Jaafari came as Kurdish forces battled the Islamic State group around Kobane, after expelling them from the strategic town on the Turkish border. The rise of Islamic State -- which was threatening Wednesday to execute a Japanese hostage and a captured Jordanian airforce pilot -- has changed the West's approach to Syria and spurred hope that the warring sides might find common ground in the face of a mutual foe.


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