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Jan 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 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 | 47 47 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 | 49 49 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 | 59 59 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 | 66 66 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 | 76 76 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 | 126 126 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 | 107 107 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 | 104 104 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 | 134 134 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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NYPD/FDNY volleyball teams head for Ireland
In 2011, a volleyball team of police officers from New York and New Jersey won a bronze medal in its first-ever World Police and Fire Games. This year, in Belfast Ireland, the team – named United -...
Jul 31, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 164 164 recommendations | email to a friend
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As playoff hopes dwindle, Collins manages for his job
As the Mets playoff hopes for the 2013 season dwindle, how the team competes in the second half of the season will be the biggest determining factor in whether or not manager Terry Collins, whose c...
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MLB clubs pick five from St. John’s in 2013 draft
Mariners take leftie pitcher in the fourth round
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No more free ride for Stringer
Garnett, Pierce, Terry meet with media, excited fans
Jul 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 142 142 recommendations | email to a friend
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Heroes Basketball League crowns 2013 champions
The 2013 Heroes Basketball League came to a close last week, as the champions were crowned in four separate games at Monsignor McClancy High School in East Elmhurst. The 10 & Under champions were Q...
Jul 10, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 197 197 recommendations | email to a friend
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Moreno victorious in $200K Dwyer on Saturday
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NY Open debuts At West Side Tennis Club
The West Side Tennis Club (WSTC) in Forest Hills hosted the first annual New York Open tennis tournament last weekend on the hard courts at the legendary tennis stadium. The citywide tennis tournam...
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Heroes Basketball League 2013 Championship Game Schedule For July 2
Queens Youth Basketball League Finals 7-2-2013
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Close Hatches takes $300K Mother Goose
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Heroes Basketball League Scores & Notes
Swift Renovation 41 Jokers 11 In the 14 & Under Boys Division, Swift Renovation beat the Jokers, 41-11. The high scorers for Swift Renovation were Tyler Angevine with 15 points and Brian Kelly with...
Jun 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 229 229 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mayor’s Cup crowns the city’s best youth tennis players
The 2013 Mayor’s Cup tennis tournament was held recently at the USTA in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park. The winners were: Middle School Boys Singles: Igor Maslov (IS 236) def Alexander L. Chiu (MS 16...
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Nets tap Kidd as new Head Coach
After 19 years in the NBA, including seven with the New Jersey Nets, Jason Kidd is returning to the team he lead to back-to-back finals appearances in 2002 and 2003. General Manager Billy King anno...
Jun 14, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 361 361 recommendations | email to a friend
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A colorful crowd comes out for the Belmont Stakes
A crowd of 47,562 people attended the Belmont Stakes on Saturday and bet nearly $11 million. An additional $80 million was bet off-track on the race. Attendance was well down from last year, when 8...
Jun 12, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 314 314 recommendations | email to a friend
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Heroes Basketball: Street Ballers remain undefeated
St. Kevin’s 35 St. Helen’s 22 In the 14 & Under Boys Division, St. Kevin’s beat St. Helen’s, 35-22. St. Kevin’s had a 9-8 halftime lead, and the game was well within reach for St. Helen’s until St....
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Long shot upsets 14-horse field in Belmont Stakes
Long-shot Palace Malice emerged as the hero of Todd Pletcher’s record five starters in the 145th running of the Grade 1, $1 million Belmont Stakes, charging through the stretch to a 3 ¼-length vict...
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More than 100 people have been killed and 150,000 displaced by floods in Mozambique, a senior government official said on Wednesday, as southern Africa counts the human and economic costs of this month's torrential rains. The United Nations said last week the rains in early January had triggered floods affecting nearly one million people in Mozambique, Malawi, Madagascar and Zimbabwe. "The floods have killed 117 people, an increase from the last balance of at least 84 dead a week ago," Mozambique's Deputy Health Minister Mouzinho Saide told Reuters. A majority of the deaths occurred in the central coastal region of Zambezia, he said, adding: "The deaths were caused by drowning, lightning and collapsed houses." Malawi's President Peter Mutharika said on Tuesday his country, one of the poorest in the world, would probably miss its economic growth forecast this year of 5.8 percent due to the rains, which killed more than 60 people.
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In Monday, Jan. 26, 2015 photo provided by the Two Eagles Balloon Team, Troy Bradley of New Mexico and Leonid Tiukhtyaev of Russia set off from Saga, Japan, shortly before 6:30 a.m. JST Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015, in their quest to pilot their helium-filled balloon from Japan in a bid to reach North America and break two major records en route. in their quest to pilot their helium-filled balloon from Japan to North America and break two major records en route. The attempt will put them on course to break a distance record of 5,208 miles (8,381 kilometers). They also want to break the flight-duration record of 137 hours set in 1978 when Ben Abruzzo, Maxie Anderson and Larry Newman made the first trans-Atlantic balloon flight. (AP Photo/Troy Bradley, Two Eagles Balloon Team)ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An international team is piloting the helium-filled Two Eagles balloon across the Pacific Ocean in an effort to break a pair of major ballooning records.


2015-01-28 04:13:29 -0500

People walk past a display of a currency exchange office in St.Petersburg, Russia, Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015. A day after a top ratings agency cut Russia’s rating to junk level, the government in Moscow on Tuesday announced a plan that will see the economy return to a budget surplus in 2017. Standard & Poor’s downgraded Russia’s rating to BB-plus late on Monday, a non-investment grade, for the first time since 2004, citing a slide in the ruble and weakening revenue from oil exports. The agency said Russia's financial system is weakening, limiting room for maneuver for Russia's Central Bank. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian government, facing its worst economic crisis in a decade, on Wednesday proposed cutting planned spending by 10 percent this year and 5 percent over the next two years in all categories except military and social expenditures.


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