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Jan 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 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 | 43 43 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 | 55 55 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 | 62 62 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 | 71 71 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 | 122 122 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 | 100 100 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 | 129 129 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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Kings County residents in line for national health study
In an effort to evolve national health programs across the country, Brooklyn has been selected by the National Health and Nutritional Examination Survey (NHANES) as one of 15 counties across the na...
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SYSTEM celebrates another successful summer program
Local students spent the last six weeks studying a variety of green initiatives as part of the annual ExxonMobil SYSTEM program, and last week their hard work was put into practice at Lentol Garden...
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Faith leaders call for an end to religious harassment
Critical of mayor for his relationship with Sharpton
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City unveils $12.7 million anti-gun violence initiative
Gun violence in NYC has been on a steady decline in the last year, dropping by a reported 8.4 percent – from 1,457 to 1,335 shooting incidents - this year alone. In light of the steady decline, May...
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Macon Street is home to Brooklyn’s Greenest Block
For 20 years, borough presidents have held a friendly block-by-block competition to choose the greenest blocks in Brooklyn in an effort to promote environmental sustainability throughout the boroug...
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Elected officials push Brooklyn to host DNC in 2016
Senator says Hillary Clinton backs Brooklyn for convention
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Council members honor young local photographer
To celebrate the accomplishment of young photographer Steven Paul, councilmen Steve Levin and Jumaane Williams came together to issue Paul an award this week at the very site where his photograph “...
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Breakin’ Boundaries finds a new home
In three years of serving up some of the toughest Zumba in Brooklyn, Breakin Boundaries has finally found a place it can call home. “It’s very exciting to be here,” said founding owner Renee Manzol...
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Mayor urges New Yorkers to prepare for hurricane season
Sandy “taught us a lot,” residents must have emergency plan
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Greenpoint Y campers show their spirit
Campers brought family and friends around the world and back as they competed for Spirit Awards at the Greenpoint YMCA Summer Camp’s annual Spirit Day Show last Friday. The theme of the spirit comp...
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Pols seek to decrease sexual lewdness in subways, buses
Both the City Council and the state Assembly are tackling the issue of sexual lewdness and assault on subway trains, aiming to make commutes safer across the city. Last Friday, Public Advocate Leti...
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Borough President Adams hosts health fair at Borough Hall
Salt awareness initiative asks residents to think healthy
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Comptroller audit reveals illegal hiring practices for NYCHA contracts
After announcing that he would be reviewing NYCHA contracts at the beginning of the year, Comptroller Scott Stringer released a preliminary audit showing the agency failed to meet federal hiring re...
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East River Ferry service returns to Greenpoint
Restored service to ease impact of suspended G train
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One of world’s most popular street artists paints 250N10 mural
Williamsburg sees new building-length historical piece of art
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The Greek election result is not a defeat of austerity but a defeat of failed economic plans and should act as a reminder to Britain that it needs to stick to what it is doing, finance minister George Osborne said on Monday. Greek leftist leader Alexis Tsipras and his Syriza party swept to victory in a snap election on Sunday, promising that five years of austerity, "humiliation and suffering" imposed by international creditors were over. "People get tired of economic failure, they tired of rising unemployment ... what you see is not a defeat of austerity, it is a defeat of economic plans that don't work and in Britain we have got an economic plan that is working," Osborne told BBC radio.
2015-01-26 03:13:13 -0500

Head of radical leftist Syriza party Tsipras waves while leaving the party headquarters after winning the elections in AthensThe Greek election result is not a defeat of austerity but a defeat of failed economic plans and should act as a reminder to Britain that it needs to stick to what it is doing, Chancellor George Osborne said on Monday. Greek leftist leader Alexis Tsipras and his Syriza party swept to victory in a snap election on Sunday, promising that five years of austerity, "humiliation and suffering" imposed by international creditors were over. "People get tired of economic failure, they tired of rising unemployment ... what you see is not a defeat of austerity, it is a defeat of economic plans that don't work and in Britain we have got an economic plan that is working," Osborne told BBC radio.


2015-01-26 03:12:10 -0500
By Lovasoa Rabary ANTANANARIVO (Reuters) - Madagascar's president announced the replacement of eight ministers late on Sunday, including a new finance minister, after the government was dissolved earlier this month amid mounting public frustration over power cuts and other issues. Air force commander and businessman Jean Ravelonarivo was last week sworn in as the new premier. While 22 ministers, including the minister of mining and petroleum, will keep their jobs, there were shake-ups in the ministries of health, culture, trade and the environment. Maurice Gervais Rakotoarimanana, an accountant who has worked with the World Bank, will be the next minister of finance and budget.
2015-01-26 03:09:18 -0500