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Jan 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 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 | 44 44 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 | 46 46 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 | 56 56 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 | 63 63 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 | 73 73 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 | 123 123 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 | 104 104 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 | 101 101 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 | 131 131 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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Tale of two halves as St. John’s returns to the court
It wasn’t going to count for real, but St. John’s came out and played the second half like it was going on their permanent record. “Overall, we were disappointed with our performance in the first h...
Nov 05, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Heavy winds don’t deter marathon supporters
Fans huddled in heavy coats, hats and gloves lined the streets around Court Square in Long Island City to cheer on friends, family members and strangers running the New York City marathon. Waving s...
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Ortiz and Brown capture Belmont fall meet titles
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Oct 30, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Brooklyn Rugby women play to a draw in final match
Men win friendly, will try to land a spot in playoffs
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Shamrocks crush Supreme
It has been a perfect October for the NY Shamrocks, with their 6-1 win over NY Supreme at St Michael’s in Woodside on Sunday keeping them well in control at the top of Division Two. A fourth win ov...
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Win sets up a winner-take-all match in Chicago for St. John's
Junior All-American Rachel Daly broke a scoreless tie in the 59th minute on Saturday evening, providing the game-winning tally in a 1-0 victory for the St. John’ s Red Storm at Seton Hall. With the...
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Brooklyn Rugby bounces back with two big wins
Say farewell to longtime players Anzalone & Monginas
Oct 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mixed results for Shamrocks
Although it took them a little time to get up and running, the NY Shamrocks Soccer Club from Queens blew Port Jefferson away at St Michael’s Playground in Woodside on Sunday, firing five goals past...
Oct 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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New York team places third in Nationals
A team from Queens representing the USTA Eastern Section took home third-place honors at the 2014 USTA Jr. Team Tennis 14-and-Under Advanced National Championships, held at the Cayce Tennis and Fit...
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Effinex stuns the field in busy day at Belmont Park
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One win, one loss for St. Joe’s as they send off seniors
Women handle Washington Adventist, men fall, 3-1
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Brooklyn Rugby drops two in return to action
In week 6 of 2014 season, following an off week for both teams, the Brooklyn Rugby Club men and women returned to action this weekend. The men fell to New York Rugby Club, 30-24, in a heartbreaking...
Oct 15, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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CYO cagers take to the court to fight cancer
St. Adalbert’s School in Elmhurst was host this past weekend to 30 CYO youth basketball teams from the Diocese of Brooklyn and Queens. Their goal was to have fun while raising money for Coaches vs....
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British horse takes G3 Knickerbocker at Belmont
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CYO Hoop Stars Take the Court Against Cancer
St. Adalbert’s School in Elmhurst was host, this past weekend, October 11th & 12th, to thirty CYO youth basketball teams from the Diocese of Brooklyn and Queens Their goal was to have fun while rai...
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Mid-town Manhattan is pictured from the top of the United Nations building in New YorkBy Jonathan Allen and Barbara Goldberg NEW YORK (Reuters) - A life-threatening blizzard barreled into the U.S. Northeast, affecting up to 20 percent of Americans by making workers and students housebound, halting thousands of flights and prompting New York to ban cars from roads and halt subway trains. The National Weather Service warned of a "life-threatening blizzard" that could dump as much as 30 inches (76 cm) of snow on parts of the region. It said winds could gust up to 55 mph (80 kph) around New York City. "Please stay home," New Jersey Governor Chris Christie told residents, ordering all but the most essential government workers in his state home from Monday afternoon until Wednesday at the earliest.


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Leader of radical leftist party Syriza Alexis Tsipras (C) arrives at the Presidential Palace in Athens, on January 26, 2015Greece's new Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is set to unveil his anti-austerity coalition government Tuesday, bringing together his radical left-wing party with the nationalist right, after a stunning election win that sent shockwaves through Europe. Syriza are the first anti-austerity party to govern in Europe, but they fell two seats short of a 151-seat majority in parliament and were thus forced to forge a coalition with the small right-wing Independent Greeks (ANEL) party. Analysts have described the coalition as "unnatural" and potentially short-lived, saying that that ANEL -- best-known for vitriolic attacks on Germany -- are unpredictable, while the two parties differ starkly on immigration policy. The IMF extended an olive branch to the new Greek government, saying it was prepared to continue its financial support to the country.


2015-01-27 01:13:58 -0500

File photo of Texas Governor Perry answering questions from the media after aerial tour over the fertilizer plant explosion site in West, TexasBy Valerie Volcovici and Amanda Becker WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Rick Perry's farewell speech to the Texas legislature listed the accomplishments expected from an outgoing Republican governor of the country's largest oil-producing state. "We have expanded our economy while protecting our environment," said Perry, who is openly exploring a second White House run in 2016. It was a greener message than the one he delivered ahead of his last presidential campaign, when he called climate change a "contrived phony mess," and it reflects an expectation among some in the party that voters in 2016 will want Republican candidates to develop a more sophisticated climate change message. "'I'm not a scientist' won't be a winner in the presidential field," Republican strategist Ford O'Connell said of the now common response Republican lawmakers and candidates offer when asked about climate change.


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