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Are You an Independent or Joint Owner If You Own a Franchise Restaurant?
Feb 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 61 61 recommendations | email to a friend
Authorl Stephen D. Hans For more than thirty years, a line was drawn that differentiated a franchiser and franchisee. The relationship between the two served each other well. Entrepreneurs looking ...
Septic Tank Pipe-Cover Crafts
Feb 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 59 59 recommendations | email to a friend
Many yards have ugly septic tank pipes sticking up out of the ground, but not all yards have ones that stand out in the open. In some cases, the septic pipes are hidden amongst trees, bushes or oth...
Are Your Dress Code and Grooming Policies Violating Discrimination Laws?
Feb 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 104 104 recommendations | email to a friend
      Author: Stephen Hans Companies have the right to expect employees to be neat in appearance and follow a company dress code. Some companies require short hair for men and no one gives it a sec...
This Month in Queens Real Estate: FEB 2015
Feb 16, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 122 122 recommendations | email to a friend
February 2015 Queens NY Market Update  Home sales continued to decrease in January, significantly below last year, however, inventory ticked up slightly. In response to the low inventory levels and...
Ruby Tuesday Is Accused of Gender Discrimination Involving Men
Feb 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 158 158 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Stephen D. Hans It is common for the media to report on cases of gender discrimination where females did not receive equal pay or the same promotional opportunities as men. In contrast to t...
Stronger Mind, Happier You
Feb 07, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 191 191 recommendations | email to a friend
by Mary Murphy A lot of emphasis is put on the body when talking about working out—those washboard abs, defined calves, slimmed thighs--but sometimes we forget that the mind is part of the body, to...
Know and Follow the Regulations for Tip Pools
Feb 04, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 224 224 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Stephen D. Hans In the restaurant business and hospitality industry in general, employees who provide services, such as servers, hosting staff, bartenders and bus persons typically receive ...
Queens Home Team Awarded Top Team at Keller Williams Realty Landmark II for Most Units Sold in 2014!
Jan 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 286 286 recommendations | email to a friend
The Queens Home Team at Keller Williams Realty, led by George & Abigail Herrera, were recently honored at the Keller Williams Realty Landmark II awards ceremony in Astoria, NY. Out of 160 Agents, Q...
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (also known as ObamaCare)
Jan 29, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 297 297 recommendations | email to a friend
Author; Donna Stefans Re:Obamacare The Health insurance reporting requirements on the 2014 tax return are a bit complicated. If you and your family were covered by an employer health care plan for ...
A Different Slant on Class-Based Hiring Discrimination
Jan 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 277 277 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Stephen D. Hans Most employers are familiar with the pitfalls of discriminating against applicants in protected classes under Civil Rights laws. For the most part, African Americans, Hispan...

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CB5 District Manager celebrated for 25 years of service
Community Board 5 in Queens recognized their district manager last week for a quarter-century of service in the neighborhood. While serving as the executive director of the Greater Ridgewood Youth ...
Jul 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (7/7/14-7/10/14)
Monday, July 7 Mykhaylo Vivchar was arrested at the intersection of 65th Place and Myrtle Avenue for driving while intoxicated by Officer Toor. Stalin D. Gomez was arrested at the intersection of V...
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City to award $23 million to improve arts education
Funds to be used to hire staff and improve facilities
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Pat Toro, advocate for veterans, passes at 65
He was a hero to veterans across the borough and throughout the country. Pat Toro, Jr., the former president of the Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) Chapter 32 in Queens and local law enforcement ...
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DHS addresses inconsistencies with Glendale homeless shelter study
Environmental study is in, but Samaritan Village is out of town
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Maspeth hosts Vision Zero community outreach meeting
Residents complain of lack of action from Dept. of Transportation
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Residents continue to protest Pan Am Hotel shelter
Outside of the Community Board 4 meeting on Queens Boulevard on June 30, hundreds gathered with protest signs in several languages calling for the removal of homeless families from the nearby old P...
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (6/23/14-6/29/14)
Monday, June 23 Edward V. Kruck was arrested at the intersection of 70th Street and 57th Drive for aggravated unlicensed operator by Officer Grefe. Hua X. Lin was arrested at the intersection of Bo...
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Heroes Basketball League 2014 Championship Day Schedule
Heroes Basketball schedule July 2, 2014 at Msgr. McClancy High School
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Concerns over city's new composting pilot program
Toronto officials are already moving on to a new design
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Rockstock surf and music festival returns to Rockaway Beach
In cooperation with the Atlantic Surfing Federation, the Rockstock and Barrel surf and music festival returned to Rockaway Beach with a full line up of bands on two stages and several competitive s...
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Mayor signs package of 11 traffic safety bills
Six months after Mayor Bill de Blasio first made his commitment to the Vision Zero initiative, he returned to the place where it all started – the intersection of 61st Avenue and Northern Boulevard...
Jun 25, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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State passes bill to lower city speed limit to 25 mph
Local reactions are mixed regarding slower streets
Jun 25, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 64 64 recommendations | email to a friend
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Legislature passes Queens Library Reform Bill
Awaits signature from Governor Cuomo to become law
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (6/16/14-6/22/14)
Monday, June 16 Eniel Mezura was arrested at Gates Avenue and Fresh Pond Road for unlicensed operation of a vehicle by Officer Coronado. Vanessa Acevedo was arrested at Woodbine Street and Woodward...
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French nuclear group Areva confirmed record net losses in 2014 of 4.8 billion euros ($5.3 billion) after it was forced to absorb costs linked to project delaysFrench nuclear group Areva confirmed Wednesday record net losses in 2014 of 4.8 billion euros ($5.3 billion) after it was forced to absorb costs linked to delays to its flagship next-generation reactor. "The scale of the net loss for 2014 illustrates the two-fold challenge confronting Areva: continuing stagnation of the nuclear operations, lack of competitiveness and difficulties in managing the risks inherent in large projects," chief executive Philippe Knoche said in a statement. Areva has taken a particular hit in the past year from delays in building its Olkiluoto 3 nuclear plant in Finland, as well as difficulties with its renewable energy contracts. The company, which is 87-percent owned by the French state, has suffered in recent years as interest in nuclear power has cooled following the 2011 Fukushima catastrophe in Japan.


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A masked, black-clad militant brandishes a knife in this still image from videoBy Ahmed Aboulenein, Michael Holden and Simon Falush LONDON (Reuters) - The financial backers of a campaign group that had contact with the man later known as 'Jihadi John' are under pressure from British politicians and a regulator's investigation to explain why they gave it several hundred thousand pounds. The Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust, a Quaker foundation, and The Roddick Foundation, set up by the late founder of beauty retailer Body Shop, are among those now being asked how they came to fund Cage, a small activist group that called Mohammed Emwazi, killer of American, British and Syrian hostages, a once "beautiful young man". "I condemn anybody who attempts to excuse that barbarism away in the way that has been done by Cage," British interior minister Theresa May told parliament in response to the comment by Cage's research boss Asim Qureshi to media last week. Cage was set up by a group of London Muslims with the aim of supporting British suspects being held by the United States in Guantanamo Bay.


2015-03-04 07:59:35 -0500
MONTREUX, Switzerland (Reuters) - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Wednesday that progress had been made in talks with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, but that much work remained. Zarif, walking along Lake Geneva in the Swiss town of Montreux after the final session with Kerry, was asked whether a lot of progress had been made. "We have, but a lot of work remains," Zarif told reporters. (Reporting by Lucien Libert; writing by Stephanie Nebehay; editing by Tom Miles)
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