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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
Jan 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 67 67 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 | 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
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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 | 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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St. John's tops St. Thomas, prepares for regular season
D’Angelo Harrison recorded a double-double and five players scored in double-figures as the St. John’s men’s basketball team cruised to a 97-71 exhibition victory against St. Thomas Aquinas at Carn...
Nov 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. Joe's soccer standout getting national attention
St. Joseph’s College freshman Cansu Usta was featured in both Sports Illustrated and Newsweek for her athletic accomplishments in women’s soccer. Recognizing her outstanding rookie campaign that cu...
Nov 05, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tale of two halves as St. John’s returns to the court
It wasn’t going to count for real, but St. John’s came out and played the second half like it was going on their permanent record. “Overall, we were disappointed with our performance in the first h...
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Heavy winds don’t deter marathon supporters
Fans huddled in heavy coats, hats and gloves lined the streets around Court Square in Long Island City to cheer on friends, family members and strangers running the New York City marathon. Waving s...
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Ortiz and Brown capture Belmont fall meet titles
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Brooklyn Rugby women play to a draw in final match
Men win friendly, will try to land a spot in playoffs
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Shamrocks crush Supreme
It has been a perfect October for the NY Shamrocks, with their 6-1 win over NY Supreme at St Michael’s in Woodside on Sunday keeping them well in control at the top of Division Two. A fourth win ov...
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Win sets up a winner-take-all match in Chicago for St. John's
Junior All-American Rachel Daly broke a scoreless tie in the 59th minute on Saturday evening, providing the game-winning tally in a 1-0 victory for the St. John’ s Red Storm at Seton Hall. With the...
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Brooklyn Rugby bounces back with two big wins
Say farewell to longtime players Anzalone & Monginas
Oct 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mixed results for Shamrocks
Although it took them a little time to get up and running, the NY Shamrocks Soccer Club from Queens blew Port Jefferson away at St Michael’s Playground in Woodside on Sunday, firing five goals past...
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New York team places third in Nationals
A team from Queens representing the USTA Eastern Section took home third-place honors at the 2014 USTA Jr. Team Tennis 14-and-Under Advanced National Championships, held at the Cayce Tennis and Fit...
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Effinex stuns the field in busy day at Belmont Park
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One win, one loss for St. Joe’s as they send off seniors
Women handle Washington Adventist, men fall, 3-1
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Brooklyn Rugby drops two in return to action
In week 6 of 2014 season, following an off week for both teams, the Brooklyn Rugby Club men and women returned to action this weekend. The men fell to New York Rugby Club, 30-24, in a heartbreaking...
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CYO cagers take to the court to fight cancer
St. Adalbert’s School in Elmhurst was host this past weekend to 30 CYO youth basketball teams from the Diocese of Brooklyn and Queens. Their goal was to have fun while raising money for Coaches vs....
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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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