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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
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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 | 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
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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 | 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
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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
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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Sara F. Granato
Sara F. Granato passed away on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at the age of 86. Beloved Wife of the late Estebean Granato. Loving Mother of Sara A. Garabedian and Stella Munoz and Mother-in-Law of Edwa...
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Theresa DiStefano passed away on Sunday, February 23, 2014 at the age of 92. Beloved Wife of the late Leonard DiStefano. Loving Mother of Joseph DiStefano, Dominic DiStefano, Leonora Gassier, and K...
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Thomas Anthony Pepe passed away on Friday, February 14, 2014 at the age of 74. Beloved Husband of Linda R. Pepe. Loving Father of Thomas Jr. (Lynette), Christopher (Erin) and Tricia (Darren). Cheri...
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Pearl L. Suss of Glendale & Ridgewood passed away on February 2, 2014 at the age of 89. She was the beloved Wife of the late Arthur G. Suss. Devoted Mother of Arthur and Mother-in-Law of Cathy. Cou...
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Alphonse Forgione passed away on Friday, February 07, 2014 at the age of 83. Beloved Husband of the late Joan Forgione. Loving Brother of Sadie Cantone and the late Larry Forgione. Dear Uncle of Ji...
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Richard A. Houlihan passed away on Saturday, February 01, 2014 at the age of 72. Beloved Husband of Loretta A. Houlihan. Loving Father of Loreen Houlihan, Richie Houlihan and Kevin Houlihan. Cheris...
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Henry F. Stokes, 90, died Jan. 30, 2014. Mr. Stokes was born July 20, 1923 in Queens, N.Y., the son of Richard P. Stokes and Mary A. Stokes of Queens Village. He graduated from Bayside High School ...
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Christine Wise Guelbart
Christine Wise Guelbart passed away on Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at the age of 55. Beloved Wife of Daniel M. Guelbart. Loving Mother of Danielle, Michelle and Noelle. Cherished Daughter of Marily...
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Catherine DeVita
Catherine DeVita passed away on Saturday, February 01, 2014 at the age of 77. Beloved Wife of John DeVita. Loving Mother of Phillip DeVita, Steven DeVita, Anthony DeVita and Denise Manning. Cherish...
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Frank J. Jordan Jr.
Frank J. Jordan Jr. passed away on Monday, January 27, 2014 at the age of 79. Beloved Husband of Dorothy Jordan. Loving Father of Anthony Jordan and Robert Jordan and Father-in-Law of Madeline and ...
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Robert J. Brunetti passed away on Sunday, January 26, 2014 at the age of 62. Beloved Husband of Frances. Loving Father of Jason and Anthony, and father-in-law of Mariella. Cherished Grandfather of ...
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Josephine Rizzo
Josephine Rizzo passed away on Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at the age of 83. Beloved Wife of Joseph Rizzo. Devoted Daughter of Giuseppina and the late Luciano Patinella. Loving Mother of Mariella M...
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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.


2015-01-29 09:13:55 -0500

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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