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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
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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
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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
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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?
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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
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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
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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
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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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06/21/2010 - 06/27/2010
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Maspeth parents get a look at details for new high school
For years, Maspeth parents have rallied for a locally zoned high school in their backyard, and although a sigh of relief was breathed when Queens Metropolitan High School planners declared priority...
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Old tobacco warehouse transformed into a classroom
P.S. 128 needs more space, yet again. After switching to a new building this year, the school found that it was in need of more space for its 650-student body. So, the school, which is located on 6...
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City finishes $20 million sewer upgrade for Maspeth
Two-year project will reduce flooding
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104th Precinct Police Blotter
06/14/2010 - 06/20/2010
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New diner aims to serve a better burger
Still looking for the perfect burger in Maspeth? New York Burger Diner opened last Wednesday on the site of the former Grand and Remsen Diner, and the retro American diner promises to redefine fast...
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Middle Village Relay for Life set for next weekend
The American Cancer Society's Relay for Life race is just around the corner, and if last year's event is any indication this summer's fundraiser should be a home run from start to finish. Relay, a ...
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Fans set record at Citi Field
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Addressing health care concerns in MidVille
Weiner outlines health bill's impacts
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104th Precinct Police Blotter
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Maspeth honors those whose fate is still uncertain
Annual parade dedicated to the Missing in Action
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O'Neill's hosts a very special party
It’s important for special needs kids to know just how special they are. Forty-five kids from the special education classes at P.S. 153 and P.S. 229 got a special treat last Thursday when they were...
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Good Eats now open
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Tug boats tow the Costa Concordia ship as they arrive outside Genoa's port, in northern Italy, where the ship will be broken up for scrapBy Silvia Ognibene FLORENCE (Reuters) - An Italian prosecutor asked a court on Monday to sentence the captain of the Costa Concordia cruise liner to more than 26 years in jail for his role in the 2012 disaster that killed 32 people. Francesco Schettino was the commander of the vessel, a floating hotel as long as three football pitches, when it came too close to shore and hit rocks off the Tuscan holiday island of Giglio. In summing up arguments at the trial in the nearby of Grosseto, Prosecutor Maria Navarro said Schettino should serve 14 years for manslaughter and causing injuries, nine for causing a shipwreck, three for abandoning ship, and a further three months for giving false testimony. The prosecutor said that if he is convicted, Schettino should be jailed immediately because there was a risk he would try to leave the country.


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Dominic Ongwen, a commander of the Ugandan LRA, waits for the judge to arrive, during his first appearance at the ICC in The HagueBy Thomas Escritt AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - A Ugandan Lord's Resistance Army commander accused of war crimes made his first appearance before the International Criminal Court in The Hague on Monday, giving thanks to God as he took the stand after a decade on the run. Dominic Ongwen, a child soldier who rose through the ranks of the rebel group that abducted him, was among five senior LRA commanders indicted by the global court in 2005. "My name is Dominic Ongwen and I am a Ugandan citizen... I was abducted in 1988 and I was taken to the bush when I was 14 years old," he said through an interpreter. He faces seven counts of crimes against humanity and war crimes, including murder, enslavement, pillage and attacks on civilians committed during a 2004 attack on a camp for displaced persons in Uganda.


2015-01-26 09:27:42 -0500
By Emma Batha LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - An Egyptian doctor has been convicted of manslaughter after a 13-year-old girl died in a botched female genital mutilation procedure, campaigners said on Monday following the country's first FGM trial. Dr Raslan Fadl was originally cleared of charges relating to the death of Soheir al-Batea but prosecutors appealed the verdict which was overturned on Monday, Equality Now said. "The country has shown that it will implement its laws and we hope that this is the first step towards ending this extreme form of violence against women once and for all." Al-Batea died in June 2013 after undergoing FGM in a clinic north of Cairo, at her father's request. Over 90 percent of women and girls between the ages of 15 and 49 in Egypt have undergone FGM, according to U.N. estimates.
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