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Jan 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 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 | 47 47 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 | 49 49 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 | 59 59 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 | 66 66 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 | 76 76 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 | 126 126 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 | 107 107 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 | 104 104 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 | 134 134 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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CrossFitters do battle in Long Island City
CrossFit is a new workout that pushes people to utilize their entire body, and it is steadily growing in popularity. That was evident by the more than 250 people who attended the Fall Brawl hosted ...
Sep 20, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 100 100 recommendations | email to a friend
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Nadal outlasts Djokovic in men’s Open final
Nadal closes in on Federer for most Grand Slam titles
Sep 10, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 128 128 recommendations | email to a friend
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Williams takes back-to-back U.S. Open titles
Photos: Michael O'Kane Serena Williams stumbled in the second set, losing a 4-1 lead, but would bounce back to defeat Vitoria Azarenka, 7-5, 6-7, 6-1, to capture her fifth U.S. Open singles title a...
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Brooklyn Nets plan to retire Kidd’s #5 jersey
The Brooklyn Nets will retire the No. 5 jersey of current head coach and former captain Jason Kidd prior to their October 17th preseason matchup with the Miami Heat. “This is a very humbling honor ...
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Racing action returns to Belmont
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Scenes from the 2013 Arthur Ashe Kids Day
Photos: Michael O'Kane
Aug 28, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 137 137 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. John’s women’s soccer off to a fast 2-0 start
St. John’s women’s soccer made it a 2-0 weekend as first-year forward Rachel Daly nets a hat trick against the Fordham Rams in a 5-0 victory on Sunday afternoon at Belson Stadium. Daly scored all t...
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Fight Factory produces
It was a night of explosive knockouts and competitive bouts last Thursday night at the Fight Factory Gym in Brooklyn. In the main event of a seven-bout card, promoted by Dmity Salita’s Star of Davi...
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New York Gets First “Get Wild Skate Jam”
Skaters showcase their talents at Astoria Park
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St. John's basketball to take Europe by 'Red Storm'
Team prepares for 2013-14 season with overseas trip
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Scenes from the 2013 Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival
The 2013 Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival was held this past weekend in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, attracting thousands to Meadow Lake. In addition to providing audiences with traditional Chinese ...
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Heroes Basketball 21 & Under Action
Big Boy 46 Jeffreyleider.com 43 The high scorers for Big Boy were Ash Ardouni with 20 points and Christopher Acosta with 10 points. The high scorer for Jeffreyleider.com was Troy with 18 points. It...
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Championship volleyball comes to Coney Island
Place to Beach Cantina hosts inaugural event
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Melo hosts summer basketball camp in Queens
Hundreds of kids, parents and eager basketball fans filled the Fitzgerald Gym at Queens College over the weekend for the 9th annual Camp Melo. New York Knicks star forward Carmelo Anthony runs the ...
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Mets hit rough patch as Rockies come to town
Wright forced to go on the 15-day DL with leg injury
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File photo of delegates celebrating as U.S. President Obama addresses final session of Democratic National Convention in CharlotteBy Andy Sullivan WASHINGTON, Jan 28 (Reuters) - As Washington has tightened its belt in recent years, the budget cuts have sliced most deeply in states where President Obama is unpopular, according to an analysis of federal spending by Reuters. Between the 2009 and 2013 fiscal years, funding for a wide swath of discretionary grant programs, from Head Start preschool education to anti drug initiatives, fell by an average of 40 percent in Republican-leaning states like Texas and Mississippi. By contrast, funding to Democratic-leaning states such as California and politically competitive swing states like Ohio dropped by 25 percent. Though Congress sets overall spending levels, the Obama administration determines where much of that money ends up.


2015-01-28 01:46:12 -0500
Malawi will likely miss this year's 5.8 percent economic growth forecast after weeks of heavy rain killed scores of people and washed away the country's staple crop, President Peter Mutharika said Tuesday. More than 8 billion kwacha worth of maize, rice, groundnuts and cotton was lost in the flooding in the country primarily dependent on agriculture, Mutharika said in his state of the nation speech. Mutharika said $81 million was needed to address the needs of the 638,000 people affected by the floods that have also damaged more than 230 schools.
2015-01-28 01:45:17 -0500

Madison Keys of the U.S. makes a forehand return to compatriot Venus Williams during their quarterfinal match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith)MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Madison Keys defeated one Williams sister Wednesday at the Australian Open. On Thursday, the 19-year-old American will try to make it two, and this sibling might be a little tougher, even with a cold.


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