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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
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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
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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The Delicate Balance of the New York State Senate
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America must lead the international fight against cybercriminals. It happens thousands of times each day. Cybercriminals steal Social Security numbers, credit card information or bank account balan...
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Medicare Payment Board Needs Fixing
Those who opposed the healthcare bill are currently debating whether "repeal and replace" should be the clarion call in the coming election. Regardless of how this debate turns out, those in favor ...
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Meet our bald eagles
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BRUSSELS (Reuters) - EU foreign ministers failed to agree on Thursday on fresh economic sanctions against Russia, diplomats said. Ministers' final statement from their meeting in Brussels made no mention of preparing new measures against Russia, according to people briefed on the issue. An earlier draft of the statement seen by Reuters stated that ministers would ask EU diplomatic services to prepare "further restrictive measures." (Reporting by Robin Emmott, editing by Julia Fioretti)
2015-01-29 13:14:13 -0500

A man uses an Apple iPhone near the advertisement of Samsung Electronics' micro SD cards at a Samsung shop in Seoul, South Korea Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015. Samsung lost the battle of the big phones last quarter as Apple's copycat large iPhone lured buyers in the crucial Chinese market. The South Korean company said Thursday its profit sank last quarter, with an improvement in its semiconductor business insufficient to mask its mobile problems. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung lost the battle of the big phones last quarter as Apple's copycat large iPhone lured buyers in the crucial Chinese market.


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Afghan National Army soldiers in Kandahar province on January 11, 2015The US military has decided it will no longer release facts and figures about its costly effort to assist Afghan security forces, declaring the information top secret, officials said Thursday. The move marks an about-face for the Pentagon, which for the past six years has proudly reported a range of data about the $65 billion program to build up the Afghan National Security Forces. "After six years of being publicly reported, Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) data is now classified," said John Sopko, the special inspector general for Afghanistan reconstruction or SIGAR. "The decision leaves SIGAR unable to publicly report on most of the $65 billion US-taxpayer-funded efforts to build, train, equip and sustain the ANSF," Sopko's report said.


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