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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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Nets drop to 13-10
Photos: Kenneth B. Goldberg The Brooklyn Nets record dropped to 13-10 after a one-point loss on the road to the Chicago Bulls Saturday night. With a New York Knicks home loss to the Houston Rockets...
Dec 19, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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LIU Brooklyn keeps home win streak alive
Senior Brandon Thompson scored 17 of his game-high 23 points in a second half that saw the LIU Brooklyn men's basketball team (5-4) turn a five-point halftime lead into a convincing 75-48 win over ...
Dec 19, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. John’s wins fourth straight at home
St. John’s ratcheted up both the defensive and rebounding efforts in the second half and D’Angelo Harrison scored a game-high 21 points as the Red Storm turned a 12-point halftime deficit into a 57...
Dec 06, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘No Doubt’ this wasn’t Cotto’s night at MSG
Trout defeats former champ in unanimous decision
Dec 06, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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Brooklyn's Kaseem williams named Player of the Week
Brooklyn native Kaseem Williams was named Player of the Week by both the Hudson Valley Men’s Athletic Conference (HVMAC) and the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) for men’s bask...
Dec 06, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. John’s tops South Carolina by 24
St. John’s put in a solid performance Thursday night, beating South Carolina 89-65 as part of the SEC/Big East challenge in front of a crowd of 4,902 at Carnesecca Arena in Queens. The Red Storm we...
Nov 30, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. Francis headed back to water polo Final Four
Call them Brooklyn’s own “Cardiac Kids.” The St. Francis College Men’s Water Polo team came up big with three nail-biting victories to reclaim the CWPA Eastern Championship crown and a ticket to th...
Nov 29, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. John's women handle Hartford
Smith named Big East Player of the Week
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Nets 1-0 in NBA's newest rivalry
Photos: Kenneth B. Goldberg In the new “East River Rivalry” it is the Nets that draw first blood. The Brooklyn Nets and New York Knicks met for the first time in the regular season at the Barclays ...
Nov 29, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. John’s takes two to improve record to 4-2
By Kenneth B. Goldberg sports@queensledger.com St. John’s came back to win two games this holiday weekend, first beating Holy Cross 65-63 and than coming from behind again to top Florida Gulf Coast...
Nov 29, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dickey takes home Cy Young Award
By a wide margin, R.A. Dickey became the first Mets pitcher since Dwight Gooden did it in 1985 to win the Cy Young award. Dickey received 27 first place votes form the Baseball Writers’s Associatio...
Nov 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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SJU men fall to Baylor in Charleston Classic
It just wasn’t meant to be for St. John’s against a ranked Baylor team. Phil Greene IV scored a career-high 24 points and Charleston Classic All-Tournament Team member D’Angelo Harrison netted 20 f...
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Iona College takes down Wake Forest
Team starts game off with ridiculous 41-5 run
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Nest improve record to 6-2
The Brooklyn Nets improved their record to 6-2 with their fifth straight win Sunday night defeating the Kings 99-90 on the back of 22 points off the bench from backup center Andray Blatche. The Net...
Nov 15, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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Muay Thai returns to the Garden
Photos: Kenneth B. Goldberg Muay Thai returned to Madison Square Garden this past weekend with Muay Thai at the Mecca 2. In the main bout (pictured), Chike Lindsay won a unanimous decision over Cyr...
Nov 14, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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Men play in the snow along 7th Ave during a storm in Times Square, New YorkBy Scott Malone, Laila Kearney and Ellen Wulfhorst BOSTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. blizzard swept past New York City and struck hardest at some 4.5 million people around Boston, dropping nearly three feet of snow in areas and triggering high tides that breached a seawall and forced residents to flee their coastal homes. The governors of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut lifted travel bans they had imposed a day earlier and New York City's subway system restarted after being closed for 10 hours, but officials urged people to stay off snow-covered roadways. The snow was forecast to continue into early Wednesday morning in eastern New England, which could set a new snowfall record in Boston, where 20.8 inches (53 cm) of snow was already on the ground early afternoon, often piled higher by strong winds. "There are drifts now of four, five and six feet in some places," Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker told reporters.


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A man uses a snow blower near Park Avenue after a snowstorm hit New York January 27, 2015New York authorities on Tuesday vigorously defended a decision to shut down America's biggest city for a storm that skirted the Big Apple, dumping the worst snow on Long Island and New England. New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said the city got only a fraction of the two feet (60 centimeters) of snow that had been widely predicted in the 48 hours leading up to the storm. The National Weather Service warned that life-threatening conditions persisted along the coast from Long Island into Connecticut and Massachusetts, where more than two feet of snow blanketed some areas. "You plan the best you can and you lean toward safety," New York state Governor Andrew Cuomo told a news conference under a barrage of questioning.


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Forças de Segurança da Líbia cercam o hotel Corinthia, Trípoli, no dia 27 de janeiro de 2015By Ahmed Elumami TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Two heavily armed gunmen stormed a luxury hotel in Tripoli favored by Libyan officials and visiting delegations on Tuesday, killing at least eight people including four foreigners before blowing themselves up with a grenade. Officials said shooting erupted inside the five-star Corinthia Hotel and security forces evacuated guests, including Tripoli's prime minister and an American delegation, after the gunmen blasted through the building's security and reception. It was one of the worst assaults targeting foreigners since the 2011 civil war that ousted Muammar Gaddafi and fractured the oil-producing North African state into fiefdoms of rival armed groups with two national governments both claiming legitimacy. A militant group associated with Islamic State insurgents in Iraq and Syria claimed responsibility for the attack as revenge for the death of a suspected Libyan al Qaeda operative in the United States, according to the SITE monitoring service.


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