blog roll
our featured bloggers
← How Do 2015 Minimum Wage Increases Affect NY Restaurants? Are Employers Free from Liability When Using Staffing Agencies to Terminate Employees?
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
Jan 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 110 110 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 | 107 107 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 | 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...

more blogs

sports
City hosts martial arts competition
Competitors aged 6 to 17 had the opportunity to show off their martial arts skills as they competed in forms and sparring at the fifth annual “Challenge of Champions” martial arts tournament at the...
May 09, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
St. John's golf takes second in Big East
The St. John’s men’s golf team saved its best for last, giving USF a run for the 2013 Big East title by shooting a 281(-7) on Tuesday at Reunion Resort to take home runner-up honors. The round was ...
May 09, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Heroes Basketball League 2013 Championship Games Schedule For July 2
Heroes Youth Basketball League Queens Brooklyn
May 05, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Belmont season underway, bet on the Kentucky Derby this weekend
New York racing fans in search of simulcast action from Churchill Downs on Kentucky Derby this weekend need look no further than Belmont Park and Aquduct Racetrack. On Friday, May 3, Belmont and Aq...
May 02, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Garcia and Judah deliver at Barclays Center
Danny Garcia retained his WBA and WBC junior welterweight titles, defeating Brooklyn native Zab Judah before a hometown crowd of 13,000 boxing fans at the Barclays Center Saturday night. Judah (42-...
May 02, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Golden Gloves Finals Come to Barclays Center
The Daily News Golden Gloves championships began a new chapter in its 86-year- history when it crowned 25 new champions at the Barclay's Center last week over the course of two nights. It's the fir...
Apr 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
West Side Tennis Club celebrates 100th Anniversary
Generations young and old at the West Side Tennis Club (WSTC) will remember April 21, 2013, as the day they witnessed Forest Hills history in the making. To welcome a summer filled with events cele...
Apr 24, 2013 | 2 2 comments | 88 88 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Battle of the Boroughs Tennis League
USTA Eastern and the City Parks Foundation are teaming up to present for the first-ever “Battle of the Boroughs Tennis Challenge,” a friendly competition between New York’s local tennis players. Th...
Apr 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Spartan Race challenges athletes at Citi Field
Over 12,000 men, women and teens from around the tri-state area filled Citi Field this past Saturday, but it wasn’t for a Met game. The stadium was transformed into a colossal obstacle course for t...
Apr 18, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
2012 fighter of the year loses title to virtual amateur
Nonito Donaire lost his junior featherweight title to Guillermo Rigondeaux in a unanimous decision in an uninspiring fight Saturday night, as the sellout crowd at Radio City Music Hall often booed ...
Apr 18, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Flushing Flyers take 27th straight title
The YMCA Flushing Flyers swim team won their 27th state championship in a row at the annual state swim championship at Ithaca College last month. Under the leadership of head coach Rich Finkelstein...
Apr 18, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Verrazano takes the Wood Memorial at Aqueduct
Verrazano added a hard-fought victory in the $1 million Wood Memorial at Aqueduct Racetrack to extend his perfect record to 4-for-4 on Saturday, turning back previously undefeated Vyjack and then h...
Apr 11, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
So far, Harvey all the Mets could have hoped for
The right arm that so many long-suffering Mets fans have placed their hopes for a brighter future on delivered again on Monday night, pitching a gem against the Phillies in Philadelphia. Matt Harve...
Apr 10, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Slideshow: Mets Fans Flock to Citi Field for Opening Day

Apr 04, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Mets get off to a good start with impressive win
Strong pitching, hitting in 11-2 win over the Padres
Apr 04, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
national news

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)By Suleiman Al-Khalidi and Linda Sieg AMMAN/TOKYO (Reuters) - An audio message purportedly from a Japanese journalist held by Islamic State militants said a Jordanian air force pilot also captured by the group would be killed unless a woman jailed in Jordan was released by sunset on Thursday. The message postponed a previous deadline set on Tuesday in which the journalist, Kenji Goto, said he would be killed within 24 hours if the Iraqi would-be suicide bomber in prison in Jordan was not freed. Roughly an hour before the new deadline was due to pass, government spokesman Mohammad al-Momani said Jordan was still holding Sajida al-Rishawi, who is on death row for her role in a 2005 suicide bomb attack that killed 60 people in Amman. The pilot, Muath al-Kasaesbeh, was captured after his jet crashed in northeastern Syria in December during a bombing mission against Islamic State, which has seized large tracts of Syria and Iraq.


2015-01-29 09:37:49 -0500

COMBO - This combination of two photographs shows the detail of a poster of an undated photograph of Jordanian pilot Lt. Muath al-Kaseasbeh, left, used during a demonstration calling for his release from the Islamic State group and a still image from video, right, of Sajida al-Rishawi, an Iraqi woman sentenced to death in Jordan for her involvement in a 2005 terrorist attack on a hotel that killed 60 people. Jordan said Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015 it is willing to swap the woman held on death row in Jordan for the Jordanian pilot captured in December by extremists from the Islamic State group. (AP Photo)AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordan on Thursday demanded proof from Islamic State militants that a Jordanian pilot they are holding is still alive, raising doubts that a rapidly approaching Thursday sunset deadline for a prisoner swap set by the group can be met.


2015-01-29 09:31:49 -0500
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico City officials say a gas tank truck has exploded outside a maternity and children's hospital, collapsing part of it and injuring dozens of people.
2015-01-29 09:30:26 -0500