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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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Elmcor hosts 50th annual Summer Classic
For the 50th straight year, the best youth basketball players in East Elmhurst, Corona and surrounding neighborhoods gathered to face off in the Elmcor Youth Basketball League playoff finals on Sat...
Aug 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mets put on baseball clinic
Future sluggers and fireballers received some expert training and advice from a couple of big-leaguers at the Cross Island Y in Bellerose last week. Eric Campbell and Josh Edgin of the New York Met...
Aug 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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McArdle finding success in MLL
Just a few months removed from putting the finishing touches on his record-breaking St. John’s lacrosse career, recent graduate Kieran McArdle was named Major League Lacrosse’s 2014 Cascade Rookie ...
Aug 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Brooklyn native defends his Big Blue handball title
Brooklyn native defends his Big Blue handball title
Aug 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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CityParks Tennis, Coca Cola host junior tennis clinic
Tennis pro shares tips and tricks with young players
Aug 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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Daly preseason trophy fave
Recently named a first-team member of TopDrawerSoccer.com’s Best XI team, St. John’s standout Rachel Daly has been selected as one of 35 NCAA Division I women’s soccer players on the Women’s Missou...
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Team Belief wins Rider Cup's Astoria Park qualifier
Three teams will go on to finals in the LES
Aug 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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ElmCor youth basketball league prepares for season wrap-up
The ElmCor youth basketball league, having hosted playoff finals over the weekend, is preparing to wrap up its 2014 summer season. The season began in early June at the Elmcor Youth and Adult Activ...
Aug 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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Team Soul to represent Brooklyn in Rider Cup NY
The third stop of the World Skateboarding Rider Cup New York was in Brooklyn this past Saturday at the McCarren Park Skatepark. Six teams of five Brooklyn skateboarders competed for a $2,000 cash p...
Jul 30, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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Japanese and Brooklyn youth unite through baseball
It was a celebration of life and new beginnings last week as more than 70 children and coaches flew in from Japan for the inaugural weeklong Brooklyn-Japan Baseball Exchange Program. The matchup, o...
Jul 30, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. Joe’s softball coach pitches in Battle of the Sexes
St. Joseph’s College assistant softball coach Alyson Chiaramonte pitched in a “Battle of the Sexes” exhibition game between the Bridgeport Bluefish minor league baseball team and the Stratford Brak...
Jul 30, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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Wolfpack represents Queens in the city championships
The 10-year-old Ozone Howard Wolfpack Little League team won the district flag for Queens. The now move onto the city championships and hopefully the state championships in late July. This is the f...
Jul 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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Arm wrestling returns to Cheap Shots
The New York Arm Wrestling Association to present the 37th Annual NYC ‘Queensboro’ Arm Wrestling Championships at Cheap Shots Sports Bar Saturday, August 9 at 1:00 p.m. at 149-05 Union Turnpike Flu...
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Repeat matchup ends with different results
Last year, the Queen of Peace Lady Wildcats and Our Lady of Hope finished in the top two spots at the end of the regular season, but Hope defeated them in the CYO Diocesan finals. This year, Queen ...
Jul 23, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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Manhattan bests other boroughs in tennis challenge
For the second year in row, USTA Eastern and City Parks Foundation teamed up to present The Battle of the Boroughs Tennis Challenge, an adult recreational tournament that began in June. Five teams ...
Jul 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) - Syrian authorities and insurgents have allowed the Red Cross to deliver growing amounts of aid under local ceasefires since August, in a possible harbinger of reconciliation in the civil war, an ICRC official said on Thursday. Boris Michel, outgoing head of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) delegation in Syria, also told Reuters in an interview it had made five visits to four government-run prisons last year, the first since May 2012. "If you want to de-escalate the conflict, you have to start from the local level and build local truces, arrangements, just to stabilize the situation because people are exhausted after four years of conflict and the human cost of it is huge." The ICRC has 300 staff in Syria, including 51 expatriates against 35 a year ago. We convinced authorities to provide more access to victims so there is more delivery of humanitarian assistance on a needs-based approach, therefore crossing lines across Syria," he said.
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A mannequin is pictured at a damaged building in KobaniBy Osman Orsal KOBANI, Syria (Reuters) - Sheets meant to hide residents from snipers' sights still hang over streets in the Syrian border town of Kobani, and its shattered buildings and cratered roads suggest those who fled are unlikely to return soon. Kurdish forces said this week they had taken full control of Kobani, a mainly Kurdish town near the Turkish border, after months of bombardment by Islamic State, an al Qaeda offshoot that has spread across Syria and Iraq. Their victory, raising Kurdish flags where the black symbols of Islamic State once flew, prompted celebration among the more than 200,000 refugees who have fled to Turkey since the assault on the town began in September. "Coming back to Kobani will be even more difficult than leaving it," said one fighter from the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG), clutching a machinegun and standing in front of the ruins of a building.


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President Barack Obama, speaks during the farewell tribute in honor of outgoing Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, at Fort Myer-Henderson Hall in Fort Myer, Va., Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will ask Congress to boost government spending by roughly 7 percent above current limits, the White House said Thursday, setting up a certain clash with Republicans who insist that federal spending must be held in check.


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