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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
Jan 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 110 110 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 | 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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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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Jason Camus Does it Again
Last week we pointed out Jason Camus of St. Magaret, who advanced to the State Finals of the Knights of Columbus Free Throw Competition. Well, on Sunday, Jason's free throw prowess was on full disp...
Apr 16, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lance Stephenson entering NBA Draft
"Born Ready" has decided that he is ready for the pros. Lance Stephenson, the Coney Island prodigy who led Lincoln High School to four city championships, has entered the NBA Draft after one season...
Apr 15, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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Alvin Melendez: One to Watch
A tip of the cap, if you will, to one of the pitching aces of the Majors squad “THE CAGE” in the Forest Hills Little League, who led the team to their first victory Sunday afternoon on Field 1 at F...
Apr 15, 2010 | 8 8 comments | 133 133 recommendations | email to a friend
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Former Christ the King Star Tina Charles selected No. 1 in WNBA draft
Charles averaged 18 points and nine rebounds while leading Uconn to an NCAA Division-I record 78 consecutive victories and back-to-back national championships.
Apr 15, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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13.1 Marathon races through Corona
Under picture-perfect running conditions Saturday, more than 3,200 runners competed in the inaugural 13.1 Marathon New York in Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Shaun Evans of Upstate New York and Kris...
Apr 09, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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McLeod-Wells improves to 3-1 with Victory at B.B. King's
Keisher “Fire” McLeod-Wells beat Laura Gomez in a unanimous decision at B.B. King Blues Club in Times Square on March 31 to improve to 3-1. The outcome of the four-round bout was never in doubt. Go...
Apr 08, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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Five Things We Learned About the Mets on Opening Day
5. Jason Bay is worth the money They might not have opened their purse strings all the way up during the offseason, but Jason Bay looks like he'll be a strong addition to the team. Bay's affinity f...
Apr 08, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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Elmcor Holds ‘Top 40’ 8th Graders All-Star Game
Willaim H. Mayers SR., Head Basketball Coach at Elmcor Youth Center in Corona pictured here with Richard Kosik, one of the most well-respected Educational Consultants for athletes in New York. Kosi...
Apr 08, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. Helen’s Boys win Championship
St. Helen’s CYO Cadet High School Team, finished their year with a Championship at St. Thomas the Apostle in their Annual “Frankie Caropolo Memorial Basketball Tournament”. St. Helen’s won the last...
Apr 01, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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Selma Babic: Athlete of the Week
LIU’s Selma Babic had a stellar week, winning two singles matches and three doubles victories as the Blackbirds extended their winning streak to six. On March 24. Babic knocked off Sacred Heart’s K...
Mar 31, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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Christ the King Boys & Girls win State Championships
After surviving the storm that was the Intersectionals, you had to figure the Royals had a good shot at winning up in Glens Falls. And win is exactly what they did, as the Christ the King boy’s bas...
Mar 31, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. John’s Hires Steve Lavin as Men’s Basketball Coach
Red Storm Director of Athletics Chris Monasch announced on Tuesday that Steve Lavin – whose seven-year coaching record at UCLA included six NCAA Tournament appearances, five trips to the NCAA Round...
Mar 31, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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Davidson Named USCAA & AD3I Baseball Player of the Week
BROOKLYN, NY – Senior third baseman/pitcher Chris Davidson (San Carlos, CA/Carlmont) led the St. Joseph’s College baseball team to a pair of wins compiling a .579 batting average (11-for-19) and wa...
Mar 24, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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COMBO - This combination of two photographs shows the detail of a poster of an undated photograph of Jordanian pilot Lt. Muath al-Kaseasbeh, left, used during a demonstration calling for his release from the Islamic State group and a still image from video, right, of Sajida al-Rishawi, an Iraqi woman sentenced to death in Jordan for her involvement in a 2005 terrorist attack on a hotel that killed 60 people. Jordan said Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015 it is willing to swap the woman held on death row in Jordan for the Jordanian pilot captured in December by extremists from the Islamic State group. (AP Photo)AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — A spokesman says Jordan's government has demanded proof of life of a Jordanian pilot held by Islamic State militants before moving ahead with any possible swap to bring about his release.


2015-01-29 09:19:17 -0500

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.


2015-01-29 09:25:22 -0500

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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