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Jan 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 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 | 41 41 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 | 43 43 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 | 53 53 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 | 60 60 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 | 69 69 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 | 120 120 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 | 100 100 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 | 97 97 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 | 127 127 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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They're going hungry
What's all that grumbling in the City Council? It just might be Councilman Jumaane Williams' stomach! The Brooklyn pol recently went on a three-day fast for immigration reform. That's right, he did...
Jun 08, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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Un-Commons dilemma for state senator?
Hey, has anybody noticed that State Senator Toby Stavisky has been eerily quiet on one of the – if not the – biggest development project in her district currently making its way through the city UL...
Jun 01, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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With guns a-blazin'
This really doesn't have anything to do with New York politics, and we really mean absolutely nothing. But we found it amusing just the same, and that we would share with you a glimpse of how local...
Jun 01, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pol Poz ready to make a Love Connection
Hey ladies, are you feeling lonely tonight? Been looking for Mr. Right, but just keep ending up with unambitious losers who can't seem to hold down a job? Well, you're in luck! According to a New Y...
May 20, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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Queens pol takes on MLB, Apple
She may only be a state lawmaker from Flushing, but that isn't stopping Assemblywoman Grace Meng of Flushing from taking on the big boys. In fact, just last week she called out Major League Basebal...
May 12, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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Flushing is their 'hood
Speaking of all things Flushing, we know this doesn't really have anything to do with politics, but somebody alerted us to this Youtube video recently that officially gives the neighborhood its str...
May 12, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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The suspense is killing us
Oh Tony Avella, why do you twease us so?! We find out that you have a Twitter account and we're constantly checking back to find out what is on your mind at any given moment, and all you give us th...
May 06, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Straight Dope
We're not really sure how much of this billboard is actually true, but we tend to believe everything that we read on giant signs while sitting in our cars in bumper-to-bumper traffic, so we have no...
May 06, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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If you haven't heard of Anthony Weiner, you will
As any fervent - or even casual follower of New York politics can tell you - our elected officials have a propensity for lying. And we're not talking about the little white lies that they like to t...
Apr 20, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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Google has gone too far this time
Apparently, people all over the country, and by people we mean primarily politicians, are falling all over themselves trying to devise and scheme up crazy stunts to lure the almighty and benevolent...
Apr 13, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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A federal grand jury? Here we go again
Anybody in Queens up for more special elections? Alright, special elections might be a little premature, but can any elected official in Queens stay out of hot water? While nobody has been charged ...
Apr 06, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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Brooklyn pol says "Stop the Sag"
The Belt Parkway doesn't actually run through State Senator Eric Adams' district, but he sure wishes it did, so to speak. Adams recently made a video urging young black youth in his district to “St...
Mar 30, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
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Will Levin's colleagues fall like Domino?
Sure, when we first start a new job we all want to hit the ground running, but let's face it, there is also that first two weeks or so when you just want to ease into your new responsibilities and ...
Mar 23, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
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Just when we thought things couldn't get stranger
We thought last week would be our last update on the race between Assemblyman Jose Peralta, former State Senator Hiram Monserrate, and Republican Robert Beltrani, but so much has happened in the pa...
Mar 16, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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Friedrich still really hates flyer
Speaking of contentious races, the way Bob Friedrich is making the rounds criticizing David Weprin and his former campaign manager, Corey Bearak, you might be surprised to hear that the election to...
Mar 16, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bomb threats against two U.S. airline flights on Saturday prompted North American air defense fighter planes to scramble to accompany them to their destination in Atlanta, an airport spokesman said. The planes landed safely at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, no bombs were found aboard either and the Atlanta airport has returned to normal operations, said airport spokesman Reese McCranie. Threats against Delta Air Lines flight 1156, coming from Portland, Oregon, and Southwest Airlines flight 2492, from Milwaukee, had been deemed credible, McCranie said. Several media outlets reported that a Twitter user going by the name Zortic wrote of planting bombs on the two planes, stating in a message to a Delta Twitter account, "I have a bomb on one of your planes, but I forgot which one when I left the airport.
2015-01-24 23:09:51 -0500

Microsoft introduces HoloLens headgear that overlays 3D objects on the real world on January 21, 2015 in Redmond, WashingtonMicrosoft's HoloLens goggles have hit a sweet spot between Google Glass and virtual reality headgear, immersing users in a mesmerizing world of augmented reality holograms. The glasses, which the US technology titan sprang on an unsuspecting press this week, elicited descriptions such as "magical" and "unbelievable," the first time in a while such praise was heaped on a Microsoft creation. The augmented reality goggles are a step in a different direction from virtual reality headgear such as Oculus Rift and Sony's Project Morpheus system, as well as Google Glass. At private demos of HoloLens in a carefully guarded lower level of Microsoft's campus in Redmond, Washington, cameras, recording devices and even smartphones were not permitted.


2015-01-24 23:07:40 -0500

Iran protest over 'ineligible' Iraq football playerPrime Minister Shinzo Abe branded the murder of a Japanese hostage by Islamic State militants "outrageous and impermissible" on Sunday and demanded the release of a second hostage, amid a growing global chorus of revulsion. Abe spoke as the grieving father of self-employed security contractor Haruna Yukawa said he had gone "totally blank" since learning of his son's execution, announced in a video posted online by the militants late Saturday. Abe, speaking to public broadcaster NHK, said he was "speechless" at the "unbearable pain and sorrow" that Yukawa's family were feeling. "I condemn it strongly and resolutely," he said as he demanded the immediate release of Yukawa's fellow captive, freelance journalist Kenji Goto.


2015-01-24 23:05:25 -0500