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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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Pol Position Eats a Little Crow
While we often write about the follies and shortcomings and public missteps of our beloved politicians in the one page provided to us each week, to be fair we should write about their successes as ...
Feb 24, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 61 61 recommendations | email to a friend
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Would Anybody Ever Abuse the Internet? Hmmm, We Wonder....
Speaker Christine Quinn held her State of the City address last week, and boy was it a humdinger! Our readers are probably asking themselves, "Who in the heck is Christine Quinn? I sure didn't vote...
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"No, the jacuzzi tub goes in the back of the office!"
Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley is under a bit of heat for not opening up a district office yet. For those who are counting, it's been more than 45 days since she is officially in office and more th...
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Recounting the Recount
And finally, it comes to an end...or does it? For all intents and purposes, the race for the 11th Senate district in northeast Queens has finally been settled. After three months of recounting cont...
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Take the Pol Position Jeopardy! Challenge
When dealing with other countries, leaders and diplomats have numerous tools at their disposal to get what they want. There is always the threat of sanctions or freezing a country's assets or the u...
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Hello Senator Gillary!
We knew you could do it.
Jan 27, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 56 56 recommendations | email to a friend
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Who's Your Daddy?
In case you aren't up to date on your corporal punishment news, we thought you might like to know about a proposed piece of legislation that is currently sitting on the Assembly floor up in Albany....
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Halting Progress With Congressman Weiner
Science marches on! The year is 2009, and little Johnny and Jane America are enjoying the technological fruits of the 21st Century. Biologists are curing world hunger by growing apples on the backs...
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Pol Position Tackles the Four-Day Week
Kudos to our state employees! Though the economic crisis is hitting everybody hard, as usual, it’s hitting New York hardest. And now that our executive and legislative officials, elected or otherwi...
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A Scandal-Plagued Year
As the rest of the paper gives the boot to Old Man 2008 and welcomes in Baby New Year 2009, we thought we here at Pol Position would do the same and take a look back at the political year that was....
Dec 31, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 74 74 recommendations | email to a friend
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Paterson Not the Only One Slighted by SNL Skit
Pol Position is having a hard time staying awake, goslings, and with each passing moment we risk falling face first into our tall cup of Alabama Coffee. (That’s a glass of Dunkin’ Donuts joe with a...
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On the Record
Karen Goodlad City Tech Lecturer
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This Ain’t No Party! This Ain’t Chicago! This Ain’t No Fooling Around!
Pol Position would like to take a break from our exhaustive coverage of New York politics and take a look at what is going on in the great state of Illinois. New York City and Chicago have always b...
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What Pol Position Was Thankful For This Year? Pols, Of Course
This year, as we do every year, Pol Position celebrated Thanksgiving with a quiet ceremony to honor the turkeys that gave their lives so that we could afford to put another turkey on the table. And...
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Jumbo-Rama
It’s something of an understatement to say that people are excited about the election of Barack Obama to the presidency. If you were out on the streets on election night, you know that people, New ...
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Saudi King Salman and U.S. President Barack Obama discussed stability in the oil market, and the king expressed a message of continuity on Saudi energy policy in their talks, a senior Obama administration official said on Tuesday. Speaking to reporters on Air Force One after Obama departed Saudi Arabia, the official said the two men did not discuss current oil prices. He said the king suggested Saudi Arabia would continue to play its role within the global energy market and that one should not expect a change in the country's position. Obama raised the issue of human rights with the king but did not discuss specific cases, the official said.
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Greek economist Varoufakis is seen outside the Syriza party headquarters in AthensBy Lefteris Papadimas and George Georgiopoulos ATHENS (Reuters) - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras named a cabinet of anti-austerity veterans and halted privatization of Greece's biggest port on Tuesday, signaling he aims to stick to election pledges despite warning shots from the euro zone and financial markets. Greek markets endured a second day of turmoil, with bank shares diving and investors fearing the anti-bailout government might be set on a collision course with the country's European Union and IMF creditors. Among a team spanning the radical and more pragmatic wings of Syriza, Tsipras named academic economist Yanis Varoufakis as his finance minister. The defense portfolio went to Panos Kammenos, leader of the right-wing Independent Greeks party which is the junior partner in the Tsipras coalition.


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FILE - In this May 4, 2014 file photo, a security camera hangs above the Pfizer logo on the exterior of a former Pfizer factory in the Brooklyn borough of New York. The pharmaceutical giant reports quarterly financial results on Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)Pfizer Inc.'s fourth-quarter profit fell by half as worsening generic competition and unfavorable currency rates reduced sales, and higher research and legal costs also reduced the bottom line.


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