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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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ElectriCity: an exhibition for all to enjoy
Uses New York’s rails to explain transit science to visitors
Nov 09, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
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“A Hard Wall at High Speed” hits home
As the world transformed after 9/11, so did many peoples’ lives. Many were of course, worried for their safety, many had to deal with losing a loved one, and others had to deal with the loss of the...
Nov 09, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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Book Review: Words Hit Hard as a Fist
John Carmichael, 13, Texas. Tiffany Maxwell, 16, Pennsylvania. Lance Lundsten, 18, Minnesota. Seth Walsh, 13, California. These are just five of the 4,400 teenagers who have committed suicide in th...
Nov 02, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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Winterize your wardrobe without the bulk
It’s getting cold out again. Time to store away your summer frocks and bring out your favorite scarves, boots and layers. Women want to stay fashionable in the cooler seasons but they don’t want to...
Nov 02, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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A royal kind of independent film
“To Be King” displays knock-out resilience & attitude
Nov 02, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 59 59 recommendations | email to a friend
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Grave Halloween events in Queens and Brooklyn that might scare you but won’t scare your wallet
A list of events, parades & haunted happenings in Queens and Brooklyn on what is the most outrageous holiday
Oct 27, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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Spooktacular Halloween on the cheap
(ARA) - Halloween decorations and costumes are meant to be frightfully fun, but the price tag for pulling together the big night doesn’t have to be scary. Here are three fun and unexpected ways to ...
Oct 21, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fall forward with these new season fashions
Add more style with polka dots, native-inspired pieces, the classic trench coat
Oct 21, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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Author Frank Brady returns to his Queens home
He reminisces on life in Woodhaven and returns to the local library, where he was inspired
Oct 21, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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This Queens band is “Beyond Belligerent”
Bayside band has a penchant for a mix of alcohol and cool sounds
Oct 12, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 70 70 recommendations | email to a friend
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Spooktacular Halloween fun for pets
Halloween is a great opportunity to include the whole family in festivities, including your pet. According to a recent PetSmart survey, 17 percent of pet parents plan to dress up their pets this ye...
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Top trends to heat up fall/winter home decorating
Don’t let the few days of warm weather fool you. Fall is in the alive and in the air. But don’t let the change of season get you down. Instead, embrace it by trying your hand at redecorating your l...
Oct 12, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jackson Heights director's play hits the big stage
"The Family Room" portrays the ups and downs of love and life
Oct 06, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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Thalia Spanish Theatre brings Columbia’s salsa to Queens
Thalia Spanish Theatre in Sunnyside is back for the fall with an intriguing new show that’s sure to get the heart beat pumping and the feet moving. “Columbia in its Salsa,” performed with the Mesti...
Sep 28, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
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Brooklyn Museum showcases emerging Brooklyn artists
Exhibition, “Raw/Cooked” highlights five intriguing creators and their works through 2012
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Serena Williams has a 16-2 record against Maria Sharapova, her opponent in Saturday's Australian Open finalArch-rivals Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova set up a dream Australian Open final Thursday while Andy Murray ground down Tomas Berdych to give himself a fourth crack at winning the Melbourne Park title. Williams battled past gallant fellow American Madison Keys while Sharapova demolished Russian compatriot Ekaterina Makarova to ensure the top seeds meet in Saturday's showpiece. She has a 16-2 record against Sharapova, with the Russian five-time Grand Slam champion losing their every encounter since 2004. An impressive Murray swept into a fourth Australian final in six years as he zeroed in on the elusive title, dousing big-serving Czech Berdych 6-7 (6/8), 6-0, 6-3, 7-5.


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Health workers push a wheeled stretcher holding a newly admitted Ebola patient, 16-year-old Amadou, in to the Save the Children Kerry town Ebola treatment centre outside Freetown, Sierra LeoneBy Tom Miles and Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) - The number of new confirmed Ebola cases totalled 99 in the week to Jan. 25, the lowest tally since June 2014, the World Health Organization said on Thursday, signalling the tide might have turned against the epidemic. "The response to the EVD (Ebola virus disease) epidemic has now moved to a second phase, as the focus shifts from slowing transmission to ending the epidemic," the WHO said. "To achieve this goal as quickly as possible, efforts have moved from rapidly building infrastructure to ensuring that capacity for case finding, case management, safe burials, and community engagement is used as effectively as possible." The outbreak has killed 8,810 people out of 22,092 known cases, almost all of them in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea. Cases and deaths have fallen rapidly in Liberia and Sierra Leone in the past few weeks, with just 20 deaths recorded in Liberia in the 21 days to Jan. 25.


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FILE - In this Friday, Jan. 23, 2015 file photo, Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group founder and executive chairman Jack Ma speaks during the panel session "An Insight, An Idea" at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. For years, Alibaba faced complaints it failed to stamp out sales of counterfeit goods on its e-commerce websites. But Chinese regulators stayed silent, apparently reluctant to disrupt the rise of an Internet star even as they accused foreign automakers, dairies and others of violating anti-monopoly or consumer protection rules. That honeymoon ended this week. In a stinging report, a Cabinet agency accused Alibaba Group Ltd. of allowing sales of fake goods and hurting consumers. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, File)BEIJING (AP) — For years, Alibaba faced complaints it failed to stamp out sales of counterfeit goods on its e-commerce websites. But Chinese regulators stayed silent, apparently reluctant to disrupt the rise of an Internet star even as they accused foreign automakers, dairies and others of violating anti-monopoly or consumer protection rules.


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