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How Long Does It Take to Get Out of Shape?

March 2, 2017 Frank Parlato 0

By Randy Palladino

Colder temperatures and fewer daylight hours make it more difficult to stay active and motivated. But how long does it take to actually get out of shape? It varies from person to person, but most experts agree that it’s pretty simple: you either use it or you lose it.

 

After a few days

No change. A day off gives your body time to recover and grow stronger, so don’t worry about missing a day here or there. In addition to preventing overtraining, which can lead to injuries, rest days can also bring a much-needed mental break.

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Limo-Taxi Association Says ‘Uber, Lyft Want Unfair Playing Field’ Upstate

February 23, 2017 Frank Parlato 0

By Tony Farina

“The ride-hailing companies (Uber, Lyft) can operate right now upstate if they want to,” says Kevin Barwell, president of the Limousine, Bus, Taxi Operators of Upstate New York, “if they choose to comply with the law, as they do in New York City.”

“But the fact is, they don’t want to comply, they don’t want to follow the for-hire laws which means–among other things– paying special insurance to cover drivers and passengers that can cost millions and following the other regulations that cover transportation services, as we do,” says Barwell, vice president and director of sales at Giorgio’s Limousine Service in Lancaster.

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What’s Next for Construction Safety and Health?

February 21, 2017 Staff 0

By Randy Palladino

Construction safety and health have come a long way in the past 40 years. Over the past dozen years, fatality rates have fallen for construction laborers in both general industry and construction, even as the overall number of workplace fatalities has increased. Injury rates in construction are now similar to those in retail work – an achievement that seemed out of reach 15 years ago. Despite this progress, more than 930 construction workers were killed on the job in 2015 and almost 80,000 suffered serious injuries. In the past, tying worker safety to public health concerns has been a successful strategy to improve conditions for workers. Asbestos didn’t become a national issue until it was seen as a threat to children in schools. Community demands for information about what chemicals were being used at nearby plants resulted in the passage of state Right-to-Know laws, which eventually led to OSHA’s Hazard Communication standard. In light of this, how can we move forward and keep making improvements? Here’s a look at what has worked and what could be done better.

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Registered Apprenticeship

February 15, 2017 Frank Parlato 0

By Local 91

The US and New York State Departments of Labor recognize and monitor registered skilled apprenticeship programs in NYS and throughout the United States. The Laborers’ International Union of North America publicly promotes our successful model of labor-management registered apprenticeship programs to combat the growing emphasis on employer programs supported by taxpayers.

What is Registered Apprenticeship?

It’s a job. Apprentices start working from day one with incremental wage increases as they become more proficient.

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The Right Side: Mr. President… JUST DO IT!

February 10, 2017 Reporter 0

By J Gary DiLaura [FBI Special Agent; Retired];

The President of the United States has the absolute power to protect the American Citizens! He is cognizant of information that no one else has. This information comes to him from numerous Intelligence sources and confidential sources.

Because of the President’s responsibilities, he must have the ability to react without appearing before an activist judge and explaining his reasoning for decisions that directly impact the lives of Americans. Congress, recognizing the necessity for the president to be able to react quickly, passed many laws giving him the authority to make a quick decision from “pushing the button” to blocking immigrants from entering our country who would harm US Citizens. Congress provided several avenues to accomplish his tasks from Proclamations to Executive Orders and several other methods.

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LIUNA Opposes Deceptive Legislation to Slash Working Class Wages and Family-Sustaining Jobs

February 7, 2017 Staff 0

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The introduction of national so-called “right to work” by Steve King (R-Iowa) and Rep. Joe Wilson (R-South Carolina) along with anti-Davis Bacon legislation introduced separately by Rep. King are bids to further shrink opportunities for working class Americans and their families. These pieces of legislation are a deceptive politically-motivated trick to deny millions of American workers the freedom to join together in a union for mutual benefit and to earn a fair day’s pay for a fair day’s work. The proof of their deception is in states where the campaign to pass so-called “right to work” has succeeded. Of the 10 poorest states, nine have the legislation, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. The percentage of low-wage jobs in so-called “right to work” states is a full third higher than in other states, according to the Corporation for Enterprise Development.

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Laborers’ Local 91 applaud Trump on Keystone and Dakota Pipelines Plans

January 24, 2017 Staff 0

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By Randy Palladino,

Laborers’ Local 91

For thousands of hard-working men and women who have been shut out of our economy for too long, it is beginning to feel like a new day. The Laborers’ International Union of North America applauds President Trump for turning the page, leaving the politicization of decisions over energy projects in the dustbin of the past. Advancing the approval process for the Keystone XL Pipeline and the Dakota Access Pipeline embodies the President’s commitment to creating good middle-class jobs and ending the political gamesmanship of the last eight years when it came to energy policy. The Keystone Pipeline was stalled, delayed and ultimately blocked by the Obama Administration to appease extremist environmentalists, reducing working class men and women to pawns in an elitist game. Despite multiple State Department reviews that found the pipeline would be safe, in the national interest, and unlikely to contribute to climate change, thousands of workers, desperate for means to care for the families, were ignored.

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Top 10 Stores for Black Friday Discounts Named

November 17, 2016 Staff 0

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Discounts Should Average at least 39 percent says Survey

With holiday spending estimated to reach $656 billion this year — up from nearly $631 billion in 2015 — the personal-finance website WalletHub conducted an in-depth analysis of the biggest 35 stores in a 2016’s Best Stores for Black Friday.

WalletHub surveyed 8,000 deals from 35 of the biggest U.S. retailers’ 2016 Black Friday ad scans to identify the stores offering the biggest discounts in various product categories, such as “Appliances,” “Jewelry” and “Toys.”

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Antibiotic resistance, superbugs pose serious threat to health

November 17, 2016 Staff 0

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By Rajinder Bajwa, M.D.

We are living through exciting times of modern medicine where we can get treatment for many diseases which were considered incurable in past.

Antibiotics and vaccines have played a major role in that success. Diseases considered a scourge in past like smallpox have been eradicated because of successful implementation of effective vaccine. Antibiotics have greatly reduced illness and death from infectious diseases. This seems very exhilarating, but reality is something else.

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Progressive Foreign Policy Fails Again

November 3, 2016 Staff 0

By Jim Ostrowski
Note: This is an excerpt from The Impeachment of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton for High Crimes in Syria and Libya, by Michael Ostrowski and James Ostrowski (2016).
What happened in Libya and Syria is simply a manifestation of a very dangerous mindset known as progressivism. Progressivism amounts to a blind faith that government force can improve any given situation. It is usually associated with domestic policy but progressivism also operates in foreign policy. Progressives ignore costs and consequences. Progressives plunge into situations they do not understand, heedless of the consequences. When progressives fail, they invariably attribute the failure to not using enough government force. Thus, Obama, explaining his failure in Libya, stated, “I think we underestimated . . . the need to come in full force.”

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Frank Dux, a living martial arts legend, divides his time between Los Angeles, Houston and Western New York.

“DON’T FOLLOW THE CROWD”

October 20, 2016 Staff 0
Poster from the 1988 movie Bloodsport, starring Jean Claude Van Damme as Frank Dux.
Poster from the 1988 movie Bloodsport, starring Jean Claude Van Damme as Frank Dux.

By Frank W. Dux

(Editor’s note: Frank Dux is the legendary martial artist, teacher, author, fight choreographer, stunt coordinator, film writer, consultant, security advisor, coauthor of the US Navy SEAL Special Warfare Combat Fighting Course used by military elite units throughout the world, and holder of 16 martial arts world records, including the never-before-or-after duplicated, fully authenticated, bare-handed shattering of bullet proof glass before a live audience of 40,000 in Paris, France, whose exploits were immortalized in the 1988 movie, Bloodsport, starring Jean Claude Van Damme [as Frank Dux]. He was the first westerner ever to win the no-holds-barred 1975 Kumite competition in the heavyweight division, in Nassau, Bahamas, and in consequence has been called the father of Mixed Martial Arts. Dux recently divides his time between Los Angeles, Houston and Western New York.

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The Right Side

October 6, 2016 Staff 0

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By J Gary DiLaura

Retired FBI Agent Offers Apology From ‘Silenced’ FBI Agents To America for Current FBI Director

It seems that certain people are worried that Donald Trump will become President! They are worried for different yet similar reasons and are going all out to stop him! Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and their staffs are very concerned that when Donald Trump becomes President he will bring them to justice for Treason, Espionage, Hobbs Act, Destruction of Government Property, Obstruction of Justice and many more crimes they have committed against the United States! FBI Director James Comey is worried that Obama will retaliate against him if the FBI pushes to prosecute Hillary!

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