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Jan 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 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 | 46 46 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 | 48 48 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 | 58 58 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 | 65 65 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 | 75 75 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 | 125 125 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 | 106 106 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 | 103 103 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 | 133 133 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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Cyclone Watch: Brooklyn Bounces Back
The Latest: After a tough middle-portion of the month, the Cyclones have righted their ship. Brooklyn has won five straight games, dating back to July 22, including a three-game sweep of the rival ...
Jul 29, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Angle of the Week: WORKS Little League defeats Rosedale
On Saturday, July 18, The WORKS Little League Jr. District Team (13-14yr old) was scheduled to play the winner of a game between Rosedale and RGMV. Rosedale Little League advanced to the final roun...
Jul 29, 2009 | 1 1 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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Citi Field Prettier Than Its Play
Met fans are much more excited about their new stadium than they are about the level of play.
Jul 29, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lukas Burton: Athlete of the Week
This week’s Athlete of the week is the catalyst behind Vassallo Trading’s Little League World Series Championship team, Pitcher Lukas Burton. Burton’s three-no hitters were an integral part of his ...
Jul 29, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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Feat of the Week: Vassallo Trading wins Greenpoint Little League World Series!
Vassallo Trading started their play-off run with the same Non-stop tenacity they exhibited all season long.
Jul 29, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. Francis Names Samardzija New Water Polo Coach
Igor Samardzija comes from Columbia University, where he volunteered as a club coach to help them capture three state titles.
Jul 23, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Boy's 14 & Under Championship: Variety 64, Globo Gym 45
It was the play of Nhoel Deveoson that was outstanding, providing great for Variety, as they pulled away and never looked back for the win.
Jul 17, 2009 | 1 1 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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Feat of the Week: gym members put on show at The Rock
Ridgewood’s newest gym had it’s coming out party last Friday, as The Rock Fitness Center in Ridgewood held it’s first public exhibition. The gym, which opened last October and is run in the basemen...
Jul 16, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
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Give Rugby A Try: New York Knights show Footy to be fun
Once you get past the differences, you will get to your feet the first time an attacker breaks through the defense for a big run, and you will cringe the when the player finally gets dragged down a...
Jul 16, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
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Angle of the Week: All Smiles at McClancy baseball camp
Future MLB All-Stars pose for a picture at the McClancy summer baseball camp. The two week camp wraps up tomorrow, but a basketball camp will start in August.
Jul 16, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cyclones Watch: Bullish Brooklyn
The Cylones continue to roll through the Pacific Coast League. Last week, the Tri-City Valley Cats were the latest victims.
Jul 08, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
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One to Watch: The Queens Cage Classic
In all, a total of 780 kids will participate in games this summer. Games started in the middle of June and will run until August 15th.
Jul 08, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 69 69 recommendations | email to a friend
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Little League Groundskeeper of 32 Years Just Loves the Game
Sitting at a white-wooden picnic table overlooking three baseball diamonds, Al Erdmann dressed in a faded blue tank top and jean shorts turned and proclaimed, “I’m the only man in Queens with a 6-a...
Jul 01, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
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Handball Junior Nationals Land in Woodside
The tournament, which was sponsored by the Queens Borough Elk Lodge, ran from Thursday June 25th to Sunday June 28th, and brought over 150 participants; all competing to become national champions.
Jul 01, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cyclone Watch: 'Clones Streaking
The Latest: The streaking Cyclones are sitting in first place in the New York-Penn McNamara Division with an 8-2 record.
Jul 01, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
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In this image made from video posted by a Libyan blogger, the Cortinthia Hotel is seen under attack in Tripoli, Libya, Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015. Gunmen stormed the luxury hotel in the Libyan capital of Tripoli on Tuesday, killing several foreigners and guards, officials said. The attack, which included a car bombing, struck the hotel, which sits along the Mediterranean Sea. The blogger, @AliTweel, captured the moments shortly after the blast, when flames rose up from outside the hotel, appearing to be from the aftermath of the car bomb. (AP Photo/ @AliTweel via AP video)Gunmen stormed a luxury Tripoli hotel popular with diplomats and officials Tuesday in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group, killing at least nine people -- including five foreigners -- before blowing themselves up. After setting off a car bomb outside the Corinthia Hotel -- where visiting world leaders have met local dignitaries in the past -- three militants rushed inside and opened fire, Issam al-Naass, a security services spokesman, told AFP. They made it to the 24th floor of the hotel, a major hub of diplomatic and government activity, before being surrounded by security forces and detonating explosive belts they were wearing. The dead included three security guards killed in the initial attack, five foreigners shot dead by the gunmen and a hostage who died when the attackers blew themselves up.


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A man uses a snow blower near Park Avenue after a snowstorm hit New York January 27, 2015New York authorities on Tuesday vigorously defended a decision to shut down America's biggest city for a storm that skirted the Big Apple, dumping the worst snow on Long Island and New England. New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said the city got only a fraction of the two feet (60 centimeters) of snow that had been widely predicted in the 48 hours leading up to the storm. The National Weather Service warned that life-threatening conditions persisted along the coast from Long Island into Connecticut and Massachusetts, where more than two feet of snow blanketed some areas. "You plan the best you can and you lean toward safety," New York state Governor Andrew Cuomo told a news conference under a barrage of questioning.


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Yahoo announced plans Tuesday for a tax-free spinoff of its stake in Chinese Internet giant Alibaba, splitting off the valuable holdings from its core operationsYahoo announced plans Tuesday for a tax-free spinoff of its stake in Chinese Internet giant Alibaba, splitting off the valuable holdings from its core operations. The move aims to deliver more cash for shareholders than an outright sale of the $40-billion stake, avoiding a hefty tax bill, and to help Yahoo's efforts to refocus under chief executive Marissa Mayer. Mayer told a conference call the deal "maximizes value for shareholders" and avoids a potential tax bill of up to $16 billion under a traditional sales of the stake. She said the move is part of a broader effort to help Yahoo's "remixing" of its activities around mobile Internet, video and other forms of online media.


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