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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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Jessica Vazquez: One to Watch
Vazquez, a native of Brooklyn, decided to reach for the stars in November when she tried out of the New York Sharks.
Feb 11, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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Frustrated St. John’s Red Storm fans set sights on head coach Norm Roberts
They say nice guys finish last, and unfortunately for Norm Roberts, the saying might be true.
Feb 11, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
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Games to Watch: February 11-February 17
Thursday February 11 7:45 pm Long Island University at Sacred Heart: Five losses in their last seven games has seemingly K-O’ed LIU’s chances of locking up the number one seed in the Northeast Conf...
Feb 11, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. Joseph’s College Women’s Swimming defeats Mount Saint Vincent with Frantic Rally
NEW ROCHELLE, NY – With a split second victory in the final 200 freestyle relay event, the St. Joseph’s College women’s swimming team overcame a 22 point deficit to defeat the College of Mount Sain...
Feb 03, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
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Joseph Hoffman: Greenpoint, Brooklyn: Athlete of the Week
Did the Pro Bowl not satisfy your need for football excitement this week? Did you need a more pulse pounding, hard hitting experience?  Well if so,  you should havae been at Red Star Bar this past ...
Feb 03, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. Anastasia of Douglaston holds off Corpus Christi of Woodside
The long awaited make-up game between Corpus Christi of Woodside and St. Anastasia of Douglaston was finally played on Jan. 9th.
Feb 03, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. Francis Terriers Drop Big Game to Robert Morris
Heading into Saturday’s big game with Robert Morris, the St. Francis Terriers were feeling confident. An unlikely 6-3 in the NEC, the Terriers had won four of their last five conference games and w...
Feb 03, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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Daily News Golden Gloves Returns for 83rd Year
Get ready boxing fans, because you’re about to see a whole lot more firsts of fury.
Jan 28, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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Games to Watch: January 28- February 3
Thursday January 28 7:30 pm MSG: Raptors at Knicks: The Knicks get another look at Chris Bosh, one of the free agents they’ll surely be after, and the one they’ll probably end up with, when the off...
Jan 28, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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Catholic Youth Organization Swimming Championships Held in Nassau
Perhaps no sporting event is as logistically complicated as swimming. You have to find and manage (a lot) of swimmers, you have to find a pool and book practice time, and then you have head to mass...
Jan 28, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kelly McManmon: Athlete of the Week
The St. John’s women’s basketball team ended DePaul’s eight-game home winning streak with a 68-51 victory at McGrath Arena on Saturday night. Leading the team was guard Kelly McManmon with a game-h...
Jan 21, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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Long Island University Blackbirds fly higher in Northeast Conference play
At the start of the season, we predicted that in a best-case scenario, the Long Island University Blackbirds would ride a weak Northeast Conference right into the NCAA tournament. Well, so far so g...
Jan 21, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bishop Loughlin loses Battle Against Hills West, Jayvaughn Pinkston wins War (of Words)
Pinkston scored 34 points, including a three pointer at the end of regulation to force overtime.
Jan 21, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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Games to Watch: January 21-January 27
Thursday, January 21 7:30 pm: Wagner at Long Island University: LIU won this game by fifteen points last week. With the Blackbirds still sitting in first place in the NEC, it’s hard to see Wagner p...
Jan 21, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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York Men's Basketball Undefeated in CUNYAC
York’s men’s basketball team, always competitive in the CUNYAC conference, is off to another strong start this season.
Jan 14, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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A woman walks though Central Park as it snows in the Manhattan borough of New YorkBy Jonathan Allen NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Northeast on Monday braced for a massive, crippling blizzard that could dump as much as three feet of snow as tens of millions of people were urged to stay home and airlines canceled thousands of flights. Transit systems in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Massachusetts planned to curtail services, and several governors ordered motorists off roadways by evening in a region that is home to some 50 million people. The National Weather Service issued a blizzard warning for New York City and surrounding areas between coastal New Jersey and Connecticut, beginning 1 p.m. EST on Monday and worsening overnight. The New York City area could be the hardest hit, with lashing winds topping 50 miles per hour (81 kph) and snowfall of three feet or more in some suburbs.


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Iraqi security forces and pro-government militias took control of about two dozen villages from Islamic State fighters in the eastern province of Diyala near the border with Iran, security sources and local officials said on Monday. The assault, which began Friday, enabled Shi'ite militias, the Iraqi army and Sunni tribesmen to push the militants out of the Muqdadiya area, the closest Islamic State outpost to the Iranian border about 40 km (25 miles) to the east. Iraq's Shi'ite-led government, backed by U.S.-led air strikes, has been trying to push back Islamic State since it swept through northern Iraq in June, meeting virtually no resistance. "We managed on Jan. 25 and after three days' tough battle to defeat the terrorists in northern Muqdadiya and we cleansed all the villages of Daesh," said Hadi al-Amri, head of the Badr Organization, using a derogatory Arabic acronym for Islamic State.
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There is some leeway to make Greece's debt more affordable by finding a new arrangement on the length and interest rates of its loans, Ireland's finance minister said following a meeting of euro zone finance chiefs on Monday. Michael Noonan said there was a general sympathy for the Greek people at the meeting in Brussels and a willingness to engage with the new government but that most ministers would like to protect the money they had already lent Athens on behalf of their own taxpayers. The solution for Greece's debt problem is a new arrangement on the length of their loans and the interest rates to be paid and there is still some leeway even though these have been adjusted before," Noonan told Irish broadcaster RTE.
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