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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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Sports and Political Icons Weigh in on George Steinbrenner
New York's power players reflect on The Boss
Jul 14, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Heroes Basketball Championships held at McClancy High School
17 & Under Boy’s Championship: Crusaders use a fast-paced game to beat Variety (17U), 49-46 On Thursday , July 1, the Championship game was played at 5:00 for the 17 & under boys division. The two ...
Jul 07, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sacred Heart wins TWO baseball championships
In 1989, gas prices were a lot less expensive, Johnny Carson was still hosting The Tonight Show, Bette Midler had the number one hit “Wind beneath my Wings” , and Sacred Heart won a CYO baseball ch...
Jul 02, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cyclone Watch: Clones off to a strong start
The Latest: The Cyclones raced out the gate to start the season, taking two of three against the Staten Island Yankees and sweeping the Aberdeen Ironbirds. At 7-4, the Cyclones sit in first place i...
Jul 02, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Heroes Basketball Update: July 1
Monstarz attacks too much for Four Ones 61-40 In the 17 and under boys division of the Heroes Hoops league, the Monstarz beat Four Ones by a final score of 61 to 40 on Monday. The high scorers for ...
Jul 01, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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Brooklyn Cyclones kick off 10th season on Saturday
How does the time go by so fast? It’s hard to believe that 10 years have gone by since baseball returns to Brooklyn, but it’s true: this Saturday evening the Brooklyn Cyclones will kick off their 1...
Jun 17, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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Saint Margaret’s Dragons Poised to take Championship Title in CYO Juniors Softball
It will all come down to the final game to be played Saturday, June 19th at Juniper Park against Our Lady of Snows in CYO’s highest level of competition in Girls Softball. The Dragons, coached by G...
Jun 17, 2010 | 2 2 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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POWERADE Peak Performer Danilo Amaro: Average Joes
This week’s POWERADE Peak Performer is Danilo Amaro. Danilo’s ballhandling skills were on display last week as he helped Average Joes defeat St. Stan’s-Greenpoint. WIth Danilo on the team, we can o...
Jun 17, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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No Kid Left Behind with 5 Boros Basketball
Should the lack of money keep a kid from playing organized basketball? Rick Atson and Michael Herring certainly don’t think so.
Jun 16, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
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Miguel Cotto pounds Yuri Foreman in Yankee Stadium Slugfest
Remember when Miguel Cotto was washed up? Yeah, neither do we. Cotto made his return to the ring a triumphant one last Saturday, pounding Brooklyn’s Yuri Foreman for a 9th-round TKO victory in fron...
Jun 09, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. John’s wins Big East Championship
It was a big week for St. John’s, as the Red Storm won their sixth Big East tournament championship with a 3-0 win over UConn on May 30th. The Red Storm (43-20), advanced to the NCAA tournament, wh...
Jun 09, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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Weekly Heroes Basketball Update: June 2-3
June 2 Powerade attack too much for St Stans- Greenpoint 50-48 It was a close game in the 17 & under boys division of the Heroes hoops last week. On Wednesday , Greenpoint beat Powerade by a final ...
Jun 09, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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New York Sharks play 100th game
The New York Sharks set a new record on May 22 in Brooklyn, playing in their 100th game: the most in women’s pro football history. The Sharks celebrated by dismantling the Baltimore Nighthawks 38-6...
Jun 02, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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Heroes Basketball: Week 2
May 17 Grace Pizza takes down Plaster Party 46-18 John Marino and Michael Morgan were getting to the glass and grabbing rebounds on Monday at Crowley 2 as Grace Pizza beat the Plaster Party 46-18. ...
Jun 02, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 56 56 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jamaica Softball inching closer to championship
With it’s victory over Normal Thomas on Monday, The Jamaica High School softball team has moved into the quarterfinals of the PSAL B division softball playoffs
May 26, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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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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