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Jan 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 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 | 44 44 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 | 46 46 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 | 56 56 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 | 63 63 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 | 73 73 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 | 123 123 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 | 104 104 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 | 101 101 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 | 131 131 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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POWERADE Peak Performer Danilo Amaro: Average Joes
This week’s POWERADE Peak Performer is Danilo Amaro. Danilo’s ballhandling skills were on display last week as he helped Average Joes defeat St. Stan’s-Greenpoint. WIth Danilo on the team, we can o...
Jun 17, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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No Kid Left Behind with 5 Boros Basketball
Should the lack of money keep a kid from playing organized basketball? Rick Atson and Michael Herring certainly don’t think so.
Jun 16, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
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Miguel Cotto pounds Yuri Foreman in Yankee Stadium Slugfest
Remember when Miguel Cotto was washed up? Yeah, neither do we. Cotto made his return to the ring a triumphant one last Saturday, pounding Brooklyn’s Yuri Foreman for a 9th-round TKO victory in fron...
Jun 09, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. John’s wins Big East Championship
It was a big week for St. John’s, as the Red Storm won their sixth Big East tournament championship with a 3-0 win over UConn on May 30th. The Red Storm (43-20), advanced to the NCAA tournament, wh...
Jun 09, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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Weekly Heroes Basketball Update: June 2-3
June 2 Powerade attack too much for St Stans- Greenpoint 50-48 It was a close game in the 17 & under boys division of the Heroes hoops last week. On Wednesday , Greenpoint beat Powerade by a final ...
Jun 09, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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New York Sharks play 100th game
The New York Sharks set a new record on May 22 in Brooklyn, playing in their 100th game: the most in women’s pro football history. The Sharks celebrated by dismantling the Baltimore Nighthawks 38-6...
Jun 02, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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Heroes Basketball: Week 2
May 17 Grace Pizza takes down Plaster Party 46-18 John Marino and Michael Morgan were getting to the glass and grabbing rebounds on Monday at Crowley 2 as Grace Pizza beat the Plaster Party 46-18. ...
Jun 02, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 56 56 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jamaica Softball inching closer to championship
With it’s victory over Normal Thomas on Monday, The Jamaica High School softball team has moved into the quarterfinals of the PSAL B division softball playoffs
May 26, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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Heroes Basketball Scores: May 19
Sweet Dreamz 31, Gemelli Jewlers 21 In the Heroes League last Wednesday,Boys Division 14& under, Sweet Dreamz said sweet dreams to Gemelli Jewelers by a score of 31 to 21 at the end of the game. Th...
May 26, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 57 57 recommendations | email to a friend
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Nothing but Daylight Ahead for Queens Falcons Football
QUEENS, N.Y. (CSD) – When a running back tucks the football under his arm and tries to burst over the line of scrimmage, he usually has to do it through a maze of teammates and opponents. Breaking ...
May 26, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mets set attendance record at CitiField, win first Subway Series
The season’s first Subway Series was a hit on the field and at the box office for the beleaguered New York Mets, who are struggling through another roller coaster year.
May 26, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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Margaret Lambert Honored at Francis Lewis High School
Lambert, 96, was a top qualifier in the high jump at the 1936 Olympics.
May 26, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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G.O.A.L.S. Athletic League Off to a Fast Start
Beginning at age 9, Ginny Peiser played softball every chance she got while growing up in Queens.
May 20, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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New York Knicks player Wilson Chandler arrested for marijuana posession
Police stopped the 23-year-old Chandler while he was riding in a 2010 Mercedes-Benz with the head lights off near 94th avenue and 213th street at around 11:20pm.
May 19, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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Omari Lawrence to transfer from St. John's
Omari Lawrence is leaving St. John’s, as head men’s basketball coach Steve Lavin announced that the freshman swingman plans to transfer to another institution this offseason. “We wish Omari all the...
May 19, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella gestures during his keynote address at the company's "build" conference in San FranciscoBy Bill Rigby SEATTLE (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp on Monday reported a fall in its quarterly profit that was in line with Wall Street forecasts, as sluggish personal computer sales dampened demand for Windows software and the company struggled with the impact of the strong U.S. dollar. "While currency is a headwind for Microsoft and other large international companies, we would characterize the headline numbers as good enough, although some bulls may have been hoping for a bigger beat," said Daniel Ives, an analyst at FBR Capital Markets. Microsoft's flagship Windows business has been under pressure for three years as PC sales have declined, although the market appears to be stabilizing in recent months. Currency shifts against the strong U.S. dollar also crimped profit in the fiscal second quarter, ended Dec. 31, although Microsoft did not specify by how much.


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Microsoft reported that its quarterly profit dipped as revenue increased with help from sales of Surface tablets, Xbox One consoles and cloud servicesMicrosoft on Monday reported that its quarterly profit dipped as revenue increased with help from sales of Surface tablets, Xbox One consoles and cloud services. Profit fell 10 percent from a year ago to $5.9 billion while revenue hit $26.5 billion in the quarter ended on December 31, and chief executive Satya Nadella said the company's transformation is on target. Microsoft shares were down slightly more than three percent to $45.53 in after-market trading that followed release of the earnings figures. In the recently ended quarter, revenue from business cloud services including Office 365 and Azure more than doubled to hit an annualized rate of $5.5 billion.


2015-01-26 17:12:52 -0500
By John McCrank and Richard Leong NEW YORK (Reuters) - A blizzard bearing down on New York hollowed out Wall Street offices on Monday, leaving most investment banks and fund managers with skeleton staffs as many employees opted to work from home. "No one will give me a medal for making it to work after a five-hour commute," said Anurag Bhardwaj, a managing director who works with hedge funds at Barclays Capital in New York, who expected to work from home on Tuesday. Big investment banks, which serve a broad array of clients globally that were not hit by the storm, emphasized they were open for business. "Most brokers down here have already gotten a room in the city and mostly right downtown near the financial district," said Ken Polcari, director of the NYSE floor division at O’Neil Securities in New York.
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