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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
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...

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What's the Word: An Interview with Vaughn College's Rob Bell
Rob Bell, a senior at Vaughn College, has been with the Men’s basketball team since its days in the New York Urban Professionals league. Last season, Bell was on hand as the team began playing othe...
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Feat of the week: Gilhuley brothers break St. Francis Cross Country record
Sometimes a little sibling rivalry can be a good thing. We’re sure that the St. Francis Men’s Cross Country team would agree.
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Elysee Vilsaint: Athlete of the Week
Vilsaint, who last year led York to the CUNYAC championship game against Hunter, was back at it on Saturday, scoring a goal and an assist to lead York to a 2-0 victory.
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NFL Pick 'Em: Week 3

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John Starks, Knicks in Queens
Former New York Knick guard John Starks was on hand Sunday as the Knicks held a basketball clinic in Elmhurst. The clinic, held at Frank O’Connor Park, taught youngsters basketball skills and drills.
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Queens College Soccer wins sixth straight game
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Jakeem Johnson: Athlete of the Week
Johnson, a freshman forward on the Long Island University Men’s soccer team, has been sensational for the Blackbirds during his short time in Brooklyn.
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Fantasy Football Focus
On Sunday I was minding my own business, casually keeping up with my casual league and my casually drafted team, when I saw that Donovan McNabb not so casually ate some turf and hurt himself. I pla...
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‘Straw’ Comes To Forest Hills
Darryl Strawberry, an alum of both the METS and the YANKEES, is easily one of the most beloved ballplayers in the city.
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Top Five Faces of the US Open
So Another US Open has come through the borough. This one brought drama, upsets, outbursts, and magical runs.
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Cyclones offense goes missing as Scrappers Sweep Brooklyn
The bats were silent when the slide began. The postseason couldn’t wake them up, so as a result, the Brooklyn Cyclones were sent home.
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Melanie Oudin: Athlete of the Week
17-year-old Melanie Oudin has held her own against the stars, going on an unprecedented run to the quarterfinals.
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By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) - Syrian authorities and insurgents have allowed the Red Cross to deliver growing amounts of aid under local ceasefires since August, in a possible harbinger of reconciliation in the civil war, an ICRC official said on Thursday. Boris Michel, outgoing head of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) delegation in Syria, also told Reuters in an interview it had made five visits to four government-run prisons last year, the first since May 2012. "If you want to de-escalate the conflict, you have to start from the local level and build local truces, arrangements, just to stabilize the situation because people are exhausted after four years of conflict and the human cost of it is huge." The ICRC has 300 staff in Syria, including 51 expatriates against 35 a year ago. We convinced authorities to provide more access to victims so there is more delivery of humanitarian assistance on a needs-based approach, therefore crossing lines across Syria," he said.
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A mannequin is pictured at a damaged building in KobaniBy Osman Orsal KOBANI, Syria (Reuters) - Sheets meant to hide residents from snipers' sights still hang over streets in the Syrian border town of Kobani, and its shattered buildings and cratered roads suggest those who fled are unlikely to return soon. Kurdish forces said this week they had taken full control of Kobani, a mainly Kurdish town near the Turkish border, after months of bombardment by Islamic State, an al Qaeda offshoot that has spread across Syria and Iraq. Their victory, raising Kurdish flags where the black symbols of Islamic State once flew, prompted celebration among the more than 200,000 refugees who have fled to Turkey since the assault on the town began in September. "Coming back to Kobani will be even more difficult than leaving it," said one fighter from the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG), clutching a machinegun and standing in front of the ruins of a building.


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President Barack Obama, speaks during the farewell tribute in honor of outgoing Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, at Fort Myer-Henderson Hall in Fort Myer, Va., Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will ask Congress to boost government spending by roughly 7 percent above current limits, the White House said Thursday, setting up a certain clash with Republicans who insist that federal spending must be held in check.


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