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Jan 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 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 | 43 43 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 | 45 45 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 | 55 55 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 | 62 62 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 | 71 71 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 | 122 122 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 | 129 129 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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Boys and Girls Club hosts Holiday Tournament
The Variety Boys and Girls Club of Queens held its holiday basketball tournament in its Long Island City gym from Friday, January 6, through Sunday, January 8. Twenty teams competed in the tourname...
Jan 13, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Finally healthy, SJU women roll over BU
Having a full team makes quite the difference. Finally playing with a roster full of healthy players, the St. John’s women’s basketball team used 54.7 percent shooting to sail past Boston Universit...
Jan 04, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Queens resident wins NYS Amateur Muay Thai title
Jessica Ng 6-0 in competitive fighting
Dec 28, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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Big 2nd half key to SJU victory over UTPA
‘Tis the season for giving, and Texas-Pan American gave St. John’s just about all it could handle on Wednesday night at Carnesecca Arena. Luckily for Red Storm fans, the Johnnies were in the giving...
Dec 28, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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MLB drops the ball again, overlooks Gil Hodges
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MLS rolls over St. Demetrios
Senior Jean Paul Arias scored 40 points and pulled down a career high 20 rebounds to lead Martin Luther over St. Demetrios 73-46. MLS (3-6 overall and 1-2 PSAA) needed the standout performance, as ...
Dec 28, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Colgate Games kick off at Pratt
Thousands of girls and young women from all over the east coast competed this weekend in the first preliminary meet of the Colgate Women’s Games, the nation’s largest female amateur track series, a...
Dec 21, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Perfect Storm
SJU women 8-0 in Holiday Classic
Dec 21, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Shorthanded Johnnies take care Fordham
St. John's had five players for the first half, six for the second, and the coach was about 1,000 miles away. Sounds like a recipe for a young team to lose its fourth straight game. Not this team. ...
Dec 21, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Nets add two forwards, shed Outlaw
The New Jersey Nets, who will become the Brooklyn Nets in at the start of the 2012 season in a new home in Downtown Brooklyn, made several roster moves last week. Unfortunately for Nets fans, it wa...
Dec 21, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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JV Lady Cougars defeat SIA 38-32
Lead by Xena Anderson and Leslly Marmolejo, with 16 points and 12 points, respectively, the Martin Luther Lady Cougars defeated Staten Island Academy, 38-32, in PSAA play. The junior varsity team i...
Dec 21, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lindsey decides to leave SJU
Things have not been going well for the highly touted St. John's men's basketball 2011 recruiting class. Red Storm head coach Steve Lavin announced that sophomore guard Nurideen Lindsey plans to tr...
Dec 15, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Queens Falcons hold fundraiser
The Queens Falcons, which aims to empower inner-city teenage boys through football, teaching them teamwork, leadership skill, and the ability to motivate themselves and others, last week held a fun...
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Lady Cougars take tourney title
The Martin Luther Lady Cougars (3-0/PSAA 1-0) used pressure defense and a run-and-gun offense to defeat St. Agnes 44-28 in the 12th Junior Varsity Invitational Basketball Tournament. The Lady Couga...
Dec 08, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cotto gets revenge on Margarito
PHOTOS: KENNETH B. GOLDBERG In front of a sold-out crowd of over 21,000 at Madison Square Garden on Saturday night, Miguel Cotto avenged his 2008 loss to Antonio Margarito, winning in a TKO decisio...
Dec 08, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Anti-government protesters help an injured protester when pro-government protesters threw stones during a protest in CairoBy Maggie Fick and Shadi Bushra CAIRO (Reuters) - At least 17 people were killed on Sunday in Egypt's bloodiest protests since Abdel Fattah al-Sisi was elected president, as security forces fired at protesters marking the anniversary of the 2011 uprising that toppled Hosni Mubarak. Gunfire and sirens could be heard in Cairo into the night as armoured personnel carriers moved through the centre of a city where security forces had once again used lethal force against dissenters. A Health Ministry spokesman said at least 17 people had been killed at protests across the country. The anniversary was a test of whether Islamists and liberal activists had the resolve to challenge a government that has persistently stamped out dissent since the then-army chief Sisi ousted elected Islamist president Mohamed Mursi in July 2013 after mass protests against his rule.


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Malian soldiers train for an ambush at the EU training mission headquarters in KoulikoroUnidentified gunmen clashed with Malian security forces in the northern region of Timbuktu on Sunday, killing at least three soldiers, officials said. The fighting took place between Timbuktu and the town of Goundam after security forces came across gunmen who had seized and were robbing a group of travellers on the remote desert road. Oumar Abocar Toure, the mayor of the nearby commune of Douekire who was among the group initially seized by the gunmen, said the major in charge of the Malian military unit and two other soldiers were killed in the exchange of fire. Colonel Souleymane Maiga, spokesman for Mali's armed forces, said a pickup truck with a mounted machinegun had been recovered and the situation was now under control.


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U.S. President Obama and India's PM Modi wave towards the media during a photo opportunity ahead of their meeting at Hyderabad House in New DelhiBy Sanjeev Miglani NEW DELHI (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama watched a dazzling parade of India's military might and cultural diversity on Monday, the second day of a visit trumpeted as a chance to establish a robust strategic partnership between the world's two largest democracies. It rained on the parade through the heart of New Delhi, but excitement nevertheless ran high over Obama's landmark visit, which began on Sunday with a clutch of deals and 'bromance' bonding with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Most significant was an agreement on two issues that, despite a groundbreaking 2006 pact, had stopped U.S. companies from setting up nuclear reactors in India and had become one of the major irritants in bilateral relations. The bonhomie was a remarkable spectacle, given that a year ago Modi was persona non grata in Washington and was banned from visiting the United States for nearly a decade after deadly Hindu-Muslim riots in a state he governed.


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