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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
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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 | 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
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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 | 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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State reps propose bill to ensure transparency during hospital closures
Based on LICH closure, act to provide a voice to the community
Dec 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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SBS shares five ways to bolster holiday business
To help promote local businesses, Department of Small Business Services Commissioner Maria Torres-Springer hosted a holiday roundtable discussion last week at Gratitude Café in Prospect Lefferts Ga...
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Borough Park school for special-needs children set to close
Guild for Exception Children needs more state funding to stay open
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Forest City breaks ground on 18-story Pacific Park building
Community residents voice frustration over ignored input
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73-year-old faces forced eviction when co-op guts her apartment
“Constructive eviction” becoming a rampant problem across the city
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Prospect Park Residence operating license expired, will not be renewed
Assisted living facility has too many “deficiencies” to continue operation
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Elderly residence faces wrongful death lawsuit
Nephew of "kung fu judge" refuses settlement offer, prepares for court
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Residents continue to fight DOT over Putnam Plaza redesign
Community surprised to learn “temporary” plaza was always permanent
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EDC announces new $3.5 million fashion hub in Sunset Park
Locals worry that fashion industry will also bring gentrification
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Akai Gurley’s parents speak out about their son’s death
Brooklyn DA says he plans to impanel a grand jury
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Prospect Park Residence owner delays contempt hearing
92-year-old resident denied chance to testify
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Fifth Avenue BID welcomes holidays to Park Slope
Hope revelers return to patronize local businesses
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Brooklyn pols rally around Obama’s immigration reform
Say executive order is a first step, more work to be done
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Pols look to increase penalties for trespassing on Brooklyn Bridge
Third breach of security has many concerned for infrastructure safety
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Brooklyn schools throw out textbooks, welcome iPads
Interactive learning has students more engaged, teachers say
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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 unveiled a cabinet of anti-austerity veterans on Tuesday, signaling he has no intention of backing away from election pledges despite warning shots from the euro zone and financial markets. Greek markets endured a second day of turmoil on Tuesday, 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. Promising to reverse budget cuts and renegotiate Greece's huge debts, Tsipras's leftist Syriza party stormed to power in Sunday's snap election on a wave of anger against the German-backed austerity policies that have driven up poverty and left one in four Greek workers out of a job. Among a team spanning the radical and more pragmatic wings of Syriza, Tsipras named academic economist Yanis Varoufakis as his finance minister.


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The logo of the new Financial Conduct Authority is seen at the agency's headquarters in the Canary Wharf business district of LondonBy Kirstin Ridley LONDON (Reuters) - Around two million Britons who may have been mis-sold insurance to cover events such as credit card fraud will be asked to vote for a scheme that could cost top banks hundreds of millions of pounds in compensation. The scheme, which affects security products on credit and debit cards over an eight-year period, comes after banks have already set aside more than 24 billion pounds to compensate customers mis-sold loan and mortgage insurance. The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) said on Tuesday 11 lenders and card issuers had voluntarily agreed to compensate customers after "collaborative discussions". The total amount of compensation will depend on how many eligible customers pursue a claim after buying or renewing products such as Sentinel, Safe and Secure Plus and Card Protection between Jan. 14, 2005 and August 2013.


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Survivors walk past a watch tower after paying tribute to fallen comrades at the "death wall" execution spot in the former Auschwitz concentration campOswiecim (Poland) (AFP) - 16:45 GMT - 'Wall of Death' - "If I survived it was to warn against this ever happening again," Roza Krzywolwocka-Laurow, 79, told AFP at the camp's bullet-riddled "Wall of Death" where the Nazis shot thousands.


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