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Jan 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 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 | 49 49 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 | 50 50 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 | 60 60 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 | 67 67 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 | 78 78 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 | 128 128 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 | 108 108 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 | 105 105 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 | 135 135 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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SJU baseball team ranked 26th
It's never too cold for baseball. With the season slated to open in just under two months, the St. John’s baseball team has been ranked No. 26 in the Collegiate Baseball Newspaper preseason poll. T...
Dec 21, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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SFC water polo team headed to Final Four
The St. Francis College men’s water polo Team returned to the top of the East Coast water polo world with an 8-4 victory over Navy at the CWPA Eastern Championships. The win puts the men in the NCA...
Dec 07, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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TCU to join the Big East
Texas Christian University has accepted an invitation for full membership into the Big East Conference, it was announced Monday. The big East, by a vote of its presidents and chancellors, extended ...
Dec 07, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Queens fighter gets a title shot
Last week at the Universal Boxing Gym in Ozone Park, heavyweight contender Vinny Maddalone (33-6, 24KO's) participated in an open media workout in anticipation of his upcoming title fight against T...
Nov 22, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Champ: I'm ready
During a recent media workout, IBF International Heavyweight Champion Tomasz Adamek said he felt his preparation is right where it should be at this time. "I've been training hard for seven weeks w...
Nov 22, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. John's gets first win of the season
First for new head coach Steve Lavin
Nov 22, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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Polee leads SJU in loss
Red Storm rookie Dwayne Polee II was dazzling with 16 points in his collegiate debut, but it was not enough as Clint Steindl scored a career-high 22 points, Matthew Dellavedova added 15 points and ...
Nov 18, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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SJU touts new signings
Lands some of the top talent in the country
Nov 18, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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LIU wins men's basketball season opener
Sophomore Jamal Olasewere scored a career-high 17 points and led a strong effort for the Long Island University men’s basketball team in an 87-64 win over Norfolk State in the 2010-11 opener at the...
Nov 18, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: John Sallhag
Sallhag named to All-NEC team St. Francis senior forward John Sallhag was selected to the All-Northeast Conference Second Team after a sensational final season for the Terriers in 2010. Sallhag, a ...
Nov 18, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Brooklyn/Queens College Basketball Preview
Change is common thread for local teams
Nov 04, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Ice Rink Opens in Glendale
Aviator Queens to open up across from Atlas Park
Nov 04, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
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Freed Miner Chilean to Race in NYC Marathon
Edison Pena ran six miles a day while trapped in a coal mine for 69 days.
Nov 04, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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One to Watch: Vinny Maddalone
Boxing fans, this flushing son in quite a fighter. Maddalone, a 36 year-old Queens heavyweight, has an impressive record of 33 wins, 6 losses and 24 knockouts. In fact, he won his first 15 fights, ...
Oct 21, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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Feat of the Week: 13 Straight for Queens College
Who said that 13 was an unlucky number? For the Queens College Women’s Tennis team, 13 is downright fantastic. On Monday, the Lady Knights knocked off Molloy College 8-1 for their 13th consecutive ...
Oct 21, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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This Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015 photo, shows a bridge destroyed by Islamic State militants near the Shadoukhah frontline to slow advance of Kurdish Forces in Ninevah province, northern Iraq. The Iraqi Kurdish fighters retaking territory from Islamic State militants have found surprising ambivalence in areas they free from the jihadis’ oppressive rule. Locals have swiftly shaken off the imposed Islamic lifestyle _ but as Sunnis, from the same ethnic group as the militants, many are bracing for treatment as collaborators nonetheless. An AP team traveling with the Kurds found the road to Mosul, a coveted prize in the battle for Iraq, strewn with suspicion and fear. (AP Photo/Vivian Salama)BEIRUT (AP) — Human Rights Watch on Thursday blasted Islamic State militants over their atrocities, but also criticized the Syrian and Iraqi governments over what the New York-based group described as "sectarian and abusive" policies that fuel extremism.


2015-01-29 05:51:23 -0500

Children write messages of hope for passengers of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 at Kuala Lumpur International AirportMalaysia declared on Thursday the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 an accident, clearing the way for the airline to pay compensation to victims' relatives while the search for the plane goes on. "We officially declare Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 an accident ... and that all 239 of the passengers and crew onboard MH370 are presumed to have lost their lives," Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) director-general Azharuddin Abdul Rahman said in a statement. The announcement is in accordance with standards of annexes 12 and 13 in the International Civil Aviation, said Azharuddin. It will allow families of the passengers to obtain assistance through compensation, he said.


2015-01-29 05:49:20 -0500
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's Civil Aviation Authority on Thursday officially declared the crash of Flight 370 an accident, fulfilling a legal obligation that will allow efforts to proceed with compensation claims.
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