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Jan 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 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 | 48 48 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
Jan 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 60 60 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
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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?
Jan 08, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 78 78 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 | 127 127 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 | 108 108 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 | 105 105 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 | 135 135 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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Memory, Metaphor and Imagination: Northern Ireland resurrected in art and peace
On Thursday, November 18, in the President's Conference Room at Queens College, Dr. Paul Arthur, a Professor of Politics at the University of Ulster and a Peace Scholar at the Joan B. Kroc School o...
Nov 22, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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Humans on a crash course with reality
Movie Review: You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger
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WOO-ed into your heart for youth
Design expo helps non-profit raise funds
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Execution of this film was derailed
Movie Review: Unstoppable (2010)
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Upcoming can't-miss jazz events
If ‘enough jazz’ is a little more than you ever really get, get ready because your jazz groove is about to be swung out this weekend. “Jazz at First Sight: The Art of David Stone Martin” is a free ...
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'Bro-mance' at its hilarious best
Robert Downey, Jr. and Zach Galifianakis are two of the funniest actors around these days. The comic duo hit the screens last week in their new comedy “Due Date,” which plays on these two men’s str...
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The BQE Design Expo is here!
One day only - Nov. 13th
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Not a bad follow-up album at all
This week I was trying to decide between two different musical albums to review. Knowing absolutely nothing about either band, I first picked the one that had a cooler looking album cover. I can’t ...
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Hearts of Gold tackles a women's social issue in style
This past Thursday evening we had the amazing opportunity to attend the Hearts of Gold annual “Hooray for Hollywood” 2010 Gala. Hearts of Gold is a not-for-profit organization that assists single m...
Nov 04, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
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'One Ride' well worth taking
The rodeo comes to Queens Theatre in the Park
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Foul language and off-color jokes abound
Film Preview: "Circus Maximus" (2010)
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All that glitters is in the family
Delali and Kimaathi Haligah, mother-son design duo
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Better with age, or perhaps just funnier
"RED" (2010)
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Super Shopping Stop Spotlight: Park Slope
'Eidolon' and 'Two Lovers'
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Jazz greats, grooves and upcoming gigs
The 40th Annual "All Nite Soul" swung through New York City Sunday October 10, 2010 and lasted well into Columbus Day with the sweet and sassy sounds of jazz performed by renowned bands and emergin...
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A pedestrian looks at a large screen in Tokyo, Japan, on January 28, 2015, showing television news reports about hostage Kenji Goto who has been kidnapped by the Islamic State groupThe Islamic State group has used Japanese hostage Kenji Goto to relay a new threat to kill a Jordanian pilot, unless Amman hands over a female hostage, monitoring group SITE Intelligence said Thursday.


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The Japanese government is analyzing a purported new voice recording in which a Japanese journalist held captive by Islamic State says a Jordanian pilot also in their custody will be killed if a swap for a would-be suicide bomber is not carried out by sunset on Thursday, a spokesman for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's office said. Jordan said on Wednesday it had received no assurance that one of its pilots captured by Islamic State insurgents was safe and that it would go ahead with a proposed prisoner swap only if he was freed. The fate of Jordanian air force pilot Muath al-Kasaesbeh was thought to be tied to that of Japanese hostage Kenji Goto, a veteran war reporter who is being held by the insurgent group. In the latest recording, the voice of a man who identifies himself as Goto says in English: "If Sajida al-Rishawi is not ready for exchange for my life at the Turkish border by Thursday sunset January 29 Mosul time, the Jordanian pilot Muath al-Kasaesbeh will be killed immediately." Jordanian government spokesman Mohammad al-Momani said earlier that Jordan was ready to release al-Rishawi if Kasaesbeh was spared, but made clear that she would be held until the pilot was freed.
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Lindsey Vonn of the US competes during the women's FIS Alpine Ski World Cup Super-G in St Moritz on January 25, 2015Lindsey Vonn and Mikaela Shiffrin highlight the US alpine team which will compete on home snow for the first time in 16 years at next month's world ski championships. Ted Ligety and Bode Miller, who has yet to race this year, were also included in the 26-strong team for the worlds which will take place at the Colorado mountain resorts of Vail and Beaver Creek from February 2-15. This year's team includes five skiers who have won races on the World Cup circuit this season. Vonn, who now has a record 64 World Cup wins, leads both the downhill and super G World Cup standings.


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