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Jan 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 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 | 51 51 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 | 52 52 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 | 62 62 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 | 69 69 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 | 80 80 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 | 130 130 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
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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 | 137 137 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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Six run to support QCP in this year’s NYC marathon
Hope to raise over $17,000 for Queens-based group
Oct 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 102 102 recommendations | email to a friend
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Three St. Joseph’s College atheletes honored
For the second time this season, St. Joseph’s College student-athletes Lauren GaNun and Shannon Fahy were recognized as women’s volleyball and women’s soccer Players of the Week, while Taso Kostika...
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Preseason honors for LIU guard
LIU Brooklyn senior Jason Brickman was named to his second Preseason All-America team in as many weeks as he earned an honorable mention spot on NBCSports.com’s Mid-Major Preseason All-America team...
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Belmont News & Notes
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SJU basketball programs meet with the media
The St. John’s basketball teams held their annual on-campus Media Day last week, welcoming more than 60 reporters from both national and local media outlets to Carnesecca Arena. Women’s basketball ...
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Belmont News & Notes
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Variety hosts preseason tournament
The Variety Boys & Girls Club in Astoria is hosting a preseason youth basketball tournament during October. Pictured is the 5th grade team from the Boys & Girls Club taking on St. Margaret’s of Mid...
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St. Joseph’s athletes earn conference honors
Recognizing their outstanding performances on the court and in the field, middle hitter Lauren GaNun of Breezy Point was named the Hudson Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (HVIAC) women’s ...
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Super Saturday at Belmont lives up to the billing
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Collins to helm the Mets for at least two more years
With hopefully winning days ahead for the New York Mets, the team announced on Monday a two-year contract extension for manager Terry Collins with a team option for 2016. Collins, 64, will enter hi...
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Grass Court Championships wrap up at West Side
The West Side Tennis Club hosted the USTA National Men’s 40’s and 60’s Grass Court Championship last week. In the 40’s singles competition, top-seeded Rick Witsken of Zionsville, Indiana, defeated#...
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STJ ends non-conference play with double-OT draw
The St. John’s women’s soccer team kept visiting Dartmouth College scoreless for 110 minutes, but couldn’t find the back of the net itself despite a spirited second half effort on its way to a goal...
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Cluster of Stars undefeated
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Grass Court Nationals at West Side Tennis Club
The West Side Tennis Club is playing host to the USTA National Men’s 40, 55 & 60 Grass Court Championship over the next week. This past week saw the men in the 55-year-old division take the courts ...
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CYO soccer in Juniper Valley Park
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Afghan National Army soldiers in Kandahar province on January 11, 2015The US military has decided it will no longer release facts and figures about its costly effort to assist Afghan security forces, declaring the information top secret, officials said Thursday. The move marks an about-face for the Pentagon, which for the past six years has proudly reported a range of data about the $65 billion program to build up the Afghan National Security Forces. "After six years of being publicly reported, Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) data is now classified," said John Sopko, the special inspector general for Afghanistan reconstruction or SIGAR. "The decision leaves SIGAR unable to publicly report on most of the $65 billion US-taxpayer-funded efforts to build, train, equip and sustain the ANSF," Sopko's report said.


2015-01-29 13:09:56 -0500

A man walks past a shop which was recently damaged by shelling, at a local market in DonetskBy Robin Emmott and Pavel Polityuk BRUSSELS/KIEV (Reuters) - European Union foreign ministers agreed on Thursday to extend existing sanctions against Russia by six months but were still debating whether to impose new measures, with the new government in Greece sowing uncertainty that exasperated its allies. The worst fighting for five months raged on in eastern Ukraine, with pro-Russian rebels who have disavowed a ceasefire pressing to encircle a government-held garrison town. Britain said it scrambled fighters after Russia flew long-range bombers near its air space, disrupting civilian aviation. It summoned the Russian ambassador for an explanation.


2015-01-29 13:06:50 -0500

This still image taken from a video posted on YouTube by jihadists on Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, purports to show a still photo of Japanese journalist Kenji Goto holding what appears to be a photo of Jordanian pilot 1st Lt. Mu'ath al-Kaseasbeh. Both are being held hostage by the Islamic State militant group. The still image was overdubbed with audio which condemns Jordan for not releasing Sajida al-Rishawi, saying that unless she is freed within 24 hours both will be killed. The Arabic subtitle reads "I only have 24 hours left to live." The Associated Press could not independently verify the video. (AP Photo)AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — A young Jordanian fighter pilot, a female al-Qaida recruit who tried to blow up a hotel ballroom in Amman and a veteran Japanese war correspondent are at the center of a life-and-death standoff with the Islamic State group.


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