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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 | 130 130 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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Mets set attendance record at CitiField, win first Subway Series
The season’s first Subway Series was a hit on the field and at the box office for the beleaguered New York Mets, who are struggling through another roller coaster year.
May 26, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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Margaret Lambert Honored at Francis Lewis High School
Lambert, 96, was a top qualifier in the high jump at the 1936 Olympics.
May 26, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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G.O.A.L.S. Athletic League Off to a Fast Start
Beginning at age 9, Ginny Peiser played softball every chance she got while growing up in Queens.
May 20, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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New York Knicks player Wilson Chandler arrested for marijuana posession
Police stopped the 23-year-old Chandler while he was riding in a 2010 Mercedes-Benz with the head lights off near 94th avenue and 213th street at around 11:20pm.
May 19, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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Omari Lawrence to transfer from St. John's
Omari Lawrence is leaving St. John’s, as head men’s basketball coach Steve Lavin announced that the freshman swingman plans to transfer to another institution this offseason. “We wish Omari all the...
May 19, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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Blue Collar Basketball Shootout Now In Its Sixth Season
NEW YORK, N.Y. (CSD) – When Michael McLeggan and several others founded the Nickelodeon Sports Foundation in 1980, they wanted to give young men such as themselves a good place to play competitive ...
May 19, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. John’s Prep Boy’s Basketball wins Sportsmanship Award
The St. John’s Prep Boys Varsity Basketball Team won the 2009 - 2010 Alex Tierno Sportsmanship Award.  This award is presented by the IAABO Basketball Officials to the program that was voted most r...
May 05, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. Joseph’s Softball captures second consecutive HVWAC Championship
Look out world, the Lady Bears are back. After setting a school record wins in a season and capturing the Hudson Valley Women’s Athletic Conference championship last season, the St. Joseph’s Colleg...
May 05, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 61 61 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sacred Heart Baseball off to Fast Start
The Sacred Heart Rookie baseball team improved to 2-0 on the season with a convincing victory over St. Margaret’s. Scott Larsen and Scott Hannon each hit 3 run home runs during the victory. Normall...
Apr 30, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
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Long Island Volleyball Reaches Out to Community with Clinic
BROOKLYN, N.Y. – On April 9, the Long Island University volleyball paid a visit to a local school in an attempt to give back to the community and promote the sport throughout the city. The Blackbir...
Apr 30, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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Old Style Leagues, Inc. Provide Year-Round Recreational Basketball Opportunities
QUEENS, N.Y. (CSD) – Glenn O’Brien may not walk around singing like Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons from nearby Newark, but his year-round basketball league is music to the ears of the approxima...
Apr 30, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 56 56 recommendations | email to a friend
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Russ Salzberg talks Baseball
Brooklyn native and FOX5/My9 Anchor on the Yankees, Mets
Apr 21, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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Doron Lamb headed to Kentucky
If Kentucky dashed your bracket last year, they might be in better position to make it up to you next year. And if they do, you’ll have a local kid to thank. Doron Lamb, ESPNU’s #29 prospect in the...
Apr 21, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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Alyson Chiaramonte: Athlete of the Week
If you’re a frequent reader of the Queens Ledger/Brooklyn Star sports section, then Alyson Chiaramonte should be a familiar name to you. We raved about St. Joe’s fireball-throwing pitcher last year...
Apr 21, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. John's Prep Varsity Girls Basketball Team Made It All The Way to New York State CHSAA Playoffs
The 2009-10 Varsity Girls Basketball Team had a very successful season. For the second consecutive year, the Varsity girls captured the Diocesan Div. II championship with a 51-40 victory over Fontb...
Apr 16, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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(Reuters) - As a powerful blizzard bears down on the northeastern United States, airlines, commuter rail, bus lines and subways have responded with travel delays and cancellations. * NEW YORK'S METROPOLITAN TRANSIT AUTHORITY has added 26 extra trains to the Long Island Railroad and Metro-North schedules through 4:00 p.m. ET to help commuters return home before the worst of the storm hits, according to the MTA website. MTA expects to suspend Long Island Railroad service at 11:00 p.m. ET, curtail express subway service after the evening rush hour and close other lines on a route-by-route basis, the website said. * NEW JERSEY TRANSIT said on its Twitter page that it will close down at 10 p.m. ET Monday, with the last trains leaving major stations at 8 p.m. ET and making all local stops.
2015-01-26 14:18:50 -0500

Smoke billowing from the Syrian town Kobane, also known as Ain al-Arab, following clashes between Kurdish forces and Islamic State (IS) groups, on January 26, 2015Kurdish militia drove the Islamic State group from the Syrian town of Kobane and raised their flags on Monday, dealing the jihadists a heavy blow after months of heavy fighting. Across the border in Iraq, meanwhile, a top army officer announced troops had "liberated" Diyala province from IS jihadists. In Syria, the Kurdish advance in Kobane, on the frontier with Turkey, marked the culmination of a battle lasting more than four months in which nearly 1,800 people were killed. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) had "expelled all Islamic State fighters from Kobane and have full control of the town".


2015-01-26 14:16:17 -0500
By Sylvia Westall and Ayla Jean Yackley BEIRUT/ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Kurdish forces took control of the Syrian town of Kobani on Monday after driving out Islamic State fighters, a monitoring group and Syrian state media said, although Washington said the four-month battle was not yet over. Some Islamic State supporters took to Twitter to say the fight for Kobani, a focal point of the international struggle against the ultra-hardline Islamist group, was still raging. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the Syrian Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) had retaken the town, close to the Turkish border, but were proceeding carefully in the eastern outskirts where Islamic State had planted mines before fleeing. "I can see the YPG flag flying over Kobani.
2015-01-26 14:15:49 -0500