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Jan 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 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 | 44 44 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 | 46 46 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 | 56 56 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 | 63 63 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 | 73 73 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 | 123 123 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 | 104 104 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 | 101 101 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 | 130 130 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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Triple Crown in Queens!
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May 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 102 102 recommendations | email to a friend
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Historic baseball season comes to close for St. Joe’s
Four players receive end-of-season honors
May 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 96 96 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. Joseph's baseball headed to Small College World Series
For the second straight year, the St. Joseph’s College baseball team has received a post-season berth and will head to Springfield, Illinois, to compete in the 2014 United States Collegiate Athleti...
May 07, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 122 122 recommendations | email to a friend
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Five Iron upsets field on opening weekend at Belmont
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St. Joseph’s softball wins conference championship
Team takes home sixth straight HVIAC title
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North Brooklyn leagues kick off 2014 baseball season
Both the Greenpoint Little League and Williamsburg Sports League kicked off the 2014 season this past Saturday with parades. In the case of the Williamsburg Sports League, it was the first annual p...
May 01, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 124 124 recommendations | email to a friend
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Shutouts keep St. Joseph’s undefeated in HVIAC
Powered by a pair of one-hit shutouts by Jackie Perillo (Howard Beach/Archbishop Molloy) and Jamilynn McGowan (Staten Island/Michael J. Petrides), the St. Joseph’s College softball team swept Sarah...
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NYRA brothers headed to the Kentucky Derby
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New MLS team will play in Yankee Stadium in 2015
Baseball field will be converted for each game
Apr 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 135 135 recommendations | email to a friend
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A couple of Bears reach century milestones
Chris Cutrone (Levittown/Island Trees) had a 3-for-4 day at the plate to join the coveted century hit club and Joe Mendez (Staten Island/Monsignor Farrell) blasted two homers and scored four times ...
Apr 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 142 142 recommendations | email to a friend
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Trainer Joe Aquilino passes
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Spartan Race turns Citi Field into obstacle course
Over 8,500 people competed in the Spartan Race held at Citi Field on Saturday. The Citi Field Race was a Spartan Sprint, which is a three-mile long, 15-plus obstacle course. The top three male and ...
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The Sweet Science takes over Resorts World Casino
Undefeated Frank Galarza, 154, knocked out Franklin Gonzalez, 151, in the second round at the top of the card of fights at Resorts World New York in Queens Saturday night sponsored by New Legend Bo...
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With Wood win, Wicked Strong poised for Derby
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St. Joe’s splits two-game contest with SUNY-Canton
Cutrone goes 10 innings to seal win in nightcap
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Some Wall Street traders booked hotels, while banks and brokerages prepared to get by with bare bones staffing, but major exchanges said it was business as usual as a potentially historic blizzard bore down on the northeast. I don't suspect it will be an issue at all," said Ken Polcari, director of the NYSE floor division at O’Neil Securities in New York. Intercontinental Exchange Inc's New York Stock Exchange unit, Nasdaq OMX Group , and BATS Global Markets said the exchanges they operate are currently expected to stay open for normal operating hours Monday and Tuesday. The last time the stock markets closed due to weather was in October 2012 when Superstorm Sandy bore down on the East Coast, bringing flooding, punishing winds and widespread power outages that led to a two-day closure of U.S. stock markets.
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Oil prices at current levels may have reached a floor and could move higher very soon, OPEC's secretary-general said on Monday, his first public comment that oil's second-biggest decline on record may have run its course. "Now the prices are around $45-$50 and I think maybe they reached the bottom and will see some rebound very soon," Badri told Reuters on the sidelines of a conference at Chatham House. Prices kept falling after OPEC's surprise refusal in November to cut its output to retain market share against rival suppliers. Defending OPEC's decision, Badri warned that any oil supply cut would lead to spare production capacity, a lack of investment and an eventual shortage and price spike that could exceed that of 2008, when oil hit its record high above $147 a barrel.
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A man fills up his car at a petrol station in RomeBy Barani Krishnan and Samantha Sunne NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. oil prices were steady Monday, ahead of the first big snowstorm this year in the country's Northeast, while benchmark Brent crude fell after pledges of no policy change by the top oil exporter Saudi Arabia after King Abdullah's death. The National Weather Service (NWS) issued a blizzard warning for New York City and surrounding areas between coastal New Jersey and Connecticut, beginning 1:00 p.m. EST (1800 GMT) on Monday and worsening overnight into Tuesday morning. Brent crude slipped 13 cents, or 0.3 percent, to $48.66 after a session low at $47.57. Saudi Arabia's new king Salman pledged continuity in energy and foreign policies on Friday and was quick to retain veteran oil minister Ali al-Naimi, in a message aimed at calming a jittery oil market.


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