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Are You an Independent or Joint Owner If You Own a Franchise Restaurant?
Feb 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 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 | 38 38 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 | 83 83 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 | 103 103 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 | 141 141 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 | 173 173 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 | 207 207 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 | 267 267 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 | 275 275 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 | 257 257 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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2nd Annual Queens Fashion Week tears up the runway again
This past week, Queens Fashion Week launched three days of fabulous, fashionable events. On Thursday QFW kicked into high gear with a ‘meet the designers' press event. All models and designers met ...
Sep 23, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 63 63 recommendations | email to a friend
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At Uvarara, everybody is treated like family
Uvarara Vineria & Ristoro brings the charm of Italy to Queens. The restaurant regularly hosts wine tastings paired with five courses of soul-satisfying Italian food, each expertly paired with the p...
Sep 23, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 59 59 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ben Affleck, either act or direct
Movie review: The Town (2010)
Sep 23, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 61 61 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rocking Out Like Families Do
'The Relatives' develop a big sound
Sep 15, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 63 63 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fashion's Night Out in Brooklyn and Queens
Fashion’s Night Out, the newest holiday on the calendar, took place on September 10th. It has gotten so huge that fashion and beauty companies all over the globe take part. This past Friday night p...
Sep 15, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
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'Machete' could've used some slicing
Film review: Machete (2010)
Sep 15, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
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Be a R.E.A.L. Girl with the Girl Scouts of America
Justine Magazine, a positive self-image, fashion and everyday life ‘real girl’ magazine for teens ages 13 to 19, recently sponsored a national contest exclusively for Girl Scouts. On September 3 th...
Sep 09, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
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Queens Returns to the Runway
Queens Fashion Week is back!
Sep 09, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
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'Takers' rips stuff from other movies!
“Takers” seems to have at least a little internal awareness of the fact that the script is lifted from another movie. In one scene, Ghost, played by rapper T.I., basically says, “Yo dudes, I got an...
Sep 08, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
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Just another flat romantic comedy
Film review: The Switch (2010)
Sep 02, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
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Chicago Underground Duo and Oval to play Brooklyn
Two acts whose music ignores convention will be playing Brooklyn's Issue Project Room on consecutive nights next week. On September 8, the Chicago Underground Duo will take the stage. Earlier this ...
Sep 02, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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The ‘20’s are back in full swing!
The Roaring Twenties were brought back to life this past weekend at Governor’s Island. The bi-annual Jazz-Age Lawn Party was the place to step back into history for the end-of-summer blowout. With ...
Sep 02, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
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77 Boa Drum Screening Tonight!
If you missed the amazing performance of 77 Boa Drum on 7/7/2007 on the Brooklyn waterfront, be sure to check out the screening of the documentary that captured all of the craziness tonight at: Ind...
Sep 01, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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Chicago Underground Duo, Oval to play Brooklyn
Two acts whose music ignores convention will be playing Brooklyn's Issue Project Room on consecutive nights next week. On September 8, the Chicago Underground Duo will take the stage. Earlier this ...
Aug 30, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Other Guys - See another movie
Film review: The Other Guys
Aug 25, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
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In this Feb. 27, 2015, photo, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif., accompanied by House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer of Md., voice their objections to the Republican majority during a delay in voting for a short-term spending bill for the Homeland Security Department during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Democrats didn’t get all they wanted in Congress’ struggle over Homeland Security, but many feel they are winning a broader political war that will haunt Republicans in 2016 and beyond. "It’s a staggering failure of leadership that will prolong this manufactured crisis of theirs and endanger the security of the American people," said Pelosi. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats are losing some skirmishes over the Department of Homeland Security, but many feel they are winning a political war that will haunt Republicans in 2016 and beyond.


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Italian players celebrate after scoring a try in their Six Nations match against Scotland at Murrayfield in Edinburgh, on February 28, 2015A penalty try with just 28 seconds left on the clock earned Italy only their second ever Six Nations win on the road in a tense contest at Murrayfield. The Italians were trailing 19-15 and facing their third defeat of the season when Irish referee George Clancy awarded them their third try of the game after the backpedalling Scotland pack pulled down a threatening maul close to the home line. Italy’s only other Six Nations victory away from home also came at Scotland’s expense, a 37-17 success in 2007. This time it was Scotland who got off to a flying start, Scotland’s scrum-half and captain Greig Laidlaw landing a penalty after Simone Favaro, Italy’s openside flanker, was punished for coming in at the side of a ruck with just 17 seconds on the clock.


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People lay flowers at the site where Boris Nemtsov was recently murdered, in central MoscowBy Timothy Heritage and Alexander Winning MOSCOW (Reuters) - Thousands of stunned Russians laid flowers and lit candles on Saturday on the bridge where opposition politician Boris Nemtsov was shot dead near the Kremlin, a murder that showed the risks of speaking out against President Vladimir Putin. Nemtsov, 55, was shot four times in the back by killers in a white car late on Friday as he walked across the bridge over the Moskva River in central Moscow with a Ukrainian woman, who was unhurt, police said. Police sealed off the blood-stained bridge close to the red walls of the Kremlin and Red Square for two hours overnight, then hosed it down as people came to pay tribute to one of Putin's biggest opponents over Russia's role in Ukraine. Russia's Investigative Committee, which answers to Putin, said it was following several lines of inquiry, including that the opposition may have committed the crime to rally support for a march against Kremlin policies on the economy and Ukraine.


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