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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
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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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British horse takes G3 Knickerbocker at Belmont
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Oct 15, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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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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Stars of the paddock teach Rugby to Queens kids
Push to promote one of the fastest growing team sports in country
Oct 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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Familiar trainers take two-year-old stakes at Belmont
It was déjà vu on Sunday at Belmont Park as trainers Todd Pletcher and Michelle Nevin took a pair of prominent stakes for 2-year-olds, virtually mirroring Saturday’s results. Pletcher, who sent out...
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Heroes 21 crowns 2014 champ
It was an exciting finish to the 2014 Heroes 21 Basketball championship, which was held at the Variety Boys and Girls club in Astoria. The LeaderLife Fitness team edged out Team L’Union in a thrill...
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St. Joe’s comes up big in win over Albany Pharmacy
In one of the biggest wins in program history, the St. Joseph’s College men’s soccer team proved to be a contender in the Hudson Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, defeating defending cham...
Oct 01, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mixed results for Brooklyn Rubgy Club
In week 4 of 2014 season, the Brooklyn Rugby Club men got back on the winning side with a 26-24 win over Village Lions D3 in their first official game on their home turf. The Brooklyn women travele...
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Brooklyn Rugby men & women suffer week 2 losses
Brooklyn Rugby Club endured a couple of tough four-point losses on both the men’s and women’s sides this weekend. The men fell 23-19 to their long-time division rivals, Rockaway Rugby Club, while t...
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Invading Humor battles back to take John Hettinger
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St. Joe’s kicks off 2014 soccer campaign with a 4-0 shutout
The St. Joseph’s College men’s soccer got their 2014 campaign off to a solid start with some newcomers making their mark in a 4-0 shutout of The New School in their 2014 season opener on Thursday n...
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Back brawlin’ in Brooklyn
Three-division world champion Amanda Serrano (21-1, 16 KO’s) knows first hand that she has a tough fight on her hands Thursday night at the Master Theater in Brooklyn when she takes on Jackie Trivi...
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Brooklyn Rugby Club gets 2014 off to a good start
Brooklyn Rugby Club kicked off its 2014 campaign with wins for both the men’s and women’s teams this weekend. The men opened the season with a 36-0 victory over Suffolk, while the women earned a de...
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Serena defeats Wozniacki, wins 3rd straight Open
Unlikely duo battle it out for 2014 US Open men's title
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Williamsburg youth celebrate their 2014 baseball season
The Williamsburg Sports League celebrated the conclusion of their 2014 season with a trophy and awards ceremony at Lindsay Park. More than 100 ballplayers dressed in their uniforms joined coaches a...
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CityParks Tennis hosts annual Chase Aces tournament
To close out the summer sports season, CityParks Tennis hosted its annual Chase Aces youth tournament for 150 young players in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park last week. “The idea is to give them a fe...
Aug 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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Serena Williams has a 16-2 record against Maria Sharapova, her opponent in Saturday's Australian Open finalArch-rivals Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova set up a dream Australian Open final Thursday while Andy Murray ground down Tomas Berdych to give himself a fourth crack at winning the Melbourne Park title. Williams battled past gallant fellow American Madison Keys while Sharapova demolished Russian compatriot Ekaterina Makarova to ensure the top seeds meet in Saturday's showpiece. She has a 16-2 record against Sharapova, with the Russian five-time Grand Slam champion losing their every encounter since 2004. An impressive Murray swept into a fourth Australian final in six years as he zeroed in on the elusive title, dousing big-serving Czech Berdych 6-7 (6/8), 6-0, 6-3, 7-5.


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Health workers push a wheeled stretcher holding a newly admitted Ebola patient, 16-year-old Amadou, in to the Save the Children Kerry town Ebola treatment centre outside Freetown, Sierra LeoneBy Tom Miles and Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) - The number of new confirmed Ebola cases totalled 99 in the week to Jan. 25, the lowest tally since June 2014, the World Health Organization said on Thursday, signalling the tide might have turned against the epidemic. "The response to the EVD (Ebola virus disease) epidemic has now moved to a second phase, as the focus shifts from slowing transmission to ending the epidemic," the WHO said. "To achieve this goal as quickly as possible, efforts have moved from rapidly building infrastructure to ensuring that capacity for case finding, case management, safe burials, and community engagement is used as effectively as possible." The outbreak has killed 8,810 people out of 22,092 known cases, almost all of them in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea. Cases and deaths have fallen rapidly in Liberia and Sierra Leone in the past few weeks, with just 20 deaths recorded in Liberia in the 21 days to Jan. 25.


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FILE - In this Friday, Jan. 23, 2015 file photo, Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group founder and executive chairman Jack Ma speaks during the panel session "An Insight, An Idea" at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. For years, Alibaba faced complaints it failed to stamp out sales of counterfeit goods on its e-commerce websites. But Chinese regulators stayed silent, apparently reluctant to disrupt the rise of an Internet star even as they accused foreign automakers, dairies and others of violating anti-monopoly or consumer protection rules. That honeymoon ended this week. In a stinging report, a Cabinet agency accused Alibaba Group Ltd. of allowing sales of fake goods and hurting consumers. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, File)BEIJING (AP) — For years, Alibaba faced complaints it failed to stamp out sales of counterfeit goods on its e-commerce websites. But Chinese regulators stayed silent, apparently reluctant to disrupt the rise of an Internet star even as they accused foreign automakers, dairies and others of violating anti-monopoly or consumer protection rules.


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