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Jan 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 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 | 47 47 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 | 49 49 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 | 59 59 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 | 66 66 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 | 76 76 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 | 126 126 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 | 107 107 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 | 104 104 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 | 134 134 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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Jockey wins last race of meet to tie for Belmont title
The Belmont spring/summer jockey title came to a thrilling conclusion when Irad Ortiz, Jr. got up in the final jumps of the last race of the meet to tie Javier Castellano at 51 wins. Meanwhile, Tod...
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Champions crowned in 2014 Heroes Basketball League
WITH SLIDE SHOW
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France isn’t the only place hosting a big bike ride
TOUR DE QUEENS
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Clearly Now leaves little doubt about his speed
Sets new track record at Belmont
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Heroes Basketball League 2014 Championship Day Schedule
Heroes Basketball schedule July 2, 2014 at Msgr. McClancy High School
Jun 30, 2014 | 4 4 comments | 192 192 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bonnie Brite picks up two wins headed into playoffs
More scores and notes from around the league
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Rockstock surfs on despite unenforced beach closure
While the waves left something to be desired, the vibes were swell and the water was warm at the eighth annual Rockstock and Barrels Surf and Music Festival on Sat., June 28 at Rockaway’s Beach 90t...
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Filly becomes a stakes winner in very first start
AT THE TRACK
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St. John’s lacrosse standout named to All-American team
Following yet another record-breaking campaign and culminating a historic four-year career wearing the colors of the Red Storm, recently graduated senior attackman Kieran McArdle has been named a U...
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2014 Heroes Basketball League Scores and Notes (Up to 6/14)
17 & Under Samuel & Sons 65 Flint Tropics 39 Samuel & Sons Plumbing used its speed to pull away in the second quarter, going on a 25-5 run. The high scorers for Samuel & Sons were Joe Dibenedetto w...
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Triple Crown drought continues, Tonalist take Stakes
The Triple Crown went unclaimed for a 36th year as Tonalist captured the 146th running of the $1.5 million Belmont Stakes on Saturday by a head over Commissioner, with Kentucky Derby and Preakness ...
Jun 11, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 60 60 recommendations | email to a friend
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2014 Heroes Basketball League Scores and Notes
14 & Under Flushing Express 37 Team Titans 18 Flushing Express entered halftime with a commanding 23-12 lead after pulling away at the start of the second quarter. The high scorers for Flushing Exp...
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Hundreds take part in annual McCarren 5K
Nearly 650 runners lined up bright and early this past Saturday morning on Leonard St. for the third annual McCarren Park 5K. Runners circled the park and neighborhood in the 3.1-mile race, weaving...
Jun 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 72 72 recommendations | email to a friend
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Diocese of Brooklyn’s CYO inducts inaugural Hall class
“Sports, if used correctly, can teach our young people how to act, how to be, how to think differently,” Father Sean Suckiel noted in his homily in honor of the inaugural Catholic Youth Organizatio...
May 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 93 93 recommendations | email to a friend
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2014 Heroes Basketball League Scores and Notes (5/19-5/23)
17 & Under Samuel & Sons 40 Flint Tropics 33 The high scorers for the Samuel & Sons Plumbing were Joe Dibenedetto with 12 points and Dillon Hogen with 11. The high scorers for Flint Tropics were Ja...
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An environmental group employee holds a used filter sock in BismarckBy Ernest Scheyder WILLISTON, N.D. (Reuters) - North Dakota's oil industry is pushing to change the state's radioactive waste disposal laws as part of a broad effort to conserve cash as oil prices tumble. The waste, which becomes slightly radioactive as part of the hydraulic fracturing process that churns up isotopes locked underground, must be trucked out of state. The most common form of radioactive waste is a filter sock, a mesh tube resembling a sandbag through which fracking water is pumped before it's injected back into the earth.


2015-01-28 11:29:32 -0500

FILE - In this April 12, 2013 file photo, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Administrator Michelle Leonhart testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. Leonhart says the agency never installed surveillance cameras to photograph vehicle license plates near gun shows. The idea was proposed in an internal DEA email as part of an effort to investigate gun-trafficking crimes. Leonhart told The Associated Press in a statement Wednesday that the plan was only a suggestion, never authorized by her agency and never put into action. The AP also learned the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives didn’t authorize or approve the license plate surveillance plan. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — The Drug Enforcement Administration abandoned an internal proposal to use surveillance cameras for photographing vehicle license plates near gun shows in the United States to investigate gun-trafficking, the agency's chief said Wednesday.


2015-01-28 11:20:49 -0500

Boeing profits are up after a record year of commercial aircraft ordersUS aerospace giant Boeing Wednesday reported higher quarterly profits, capping a record year of commercial aircraft orders and deliveries. The strong earnings came on the heels of a Boeing announcement in December that it delivered a record 723 jets, surpassing a previous record of 648, on rising demand from newer airlines in emerging markets and more seasoned companies replacing their fleets. In December, Boeing raised its dividend and announced a new $12 billion share repurchase program. "Strong operating performance in the final quarter of 2014 propelled us to some of our best-ever results and sealed a fifth consecutive year of core operating earnings growth," said Boeing chief executive Jim McNerney.


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