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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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Washington Avenue Rocks
Event highlights local shopping destinations
Aug 25, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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Week in Queens: August 19th

Aug 19, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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Despicably loveable characters
Film review: Despicable Me
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Shirting for the guys: Alexander West
The perfect men’s dress shirt requires two things: you, and Queens-based men’s custom shirt designer Alexander West. A native New Yorker, the finance guru turned fashion designer once had an idea f...
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The kids are alright, the adults are amazing
Movie review: The Kids Are Alright
Aug 13, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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Interesting to say the least
Mobile museum brings antiques to you
Aug 13, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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Take a Ride on the Vintage Express
If your wardrobe goal this fall is to give some vintage looks a spin, you’re in luck. With vintage styles, clothing and patterns more popular than ever, there’s more than enough in Grandma’s closet...
Aug 13, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
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And you thought YOUR dreams were bizarre?
Film review: Inception (2010)
Aug 04, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
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A tribute to high fashion through the years
The Brooklyn Art Museum (located at 200 Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn) showcased part of the Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection this past month in the exhibition “American High Style: Fashioning a Na...
Aug 04, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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Back to the basics: Short film values face-to-face interaction
Bayou Bennett, a professor of cinema at the New York Institute of Technology, adds the rule “no texting during class” on the syllabus she hands out to her students every semester. It seems unnecess...
Aug 04, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Real Ideas, Silly Characters
Cartoonist uses the absurd to tell his stories
Jul 29, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Latino Cultural Festival is BACK!
From 7/29 through 8/4
Jul 29, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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This gives "Mama's Boy" a whole new meaning
Movie Review
Jul 28, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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Savvy Sample Sale Shopping
Out of all the sales in life that will tempt us to indulge in guilty pleasures, nothing tempts us more than sample sales. A samples sales is a sale in which select merchandise from a company is sol...
Jul 28, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fashion common sense to save you a few cents
Most garments today are manufactured overseas to keep production costs down. The cheaper the labor costs for production, the cheaper the price will be for the consumer. Most savvy shoppers know tha...
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(Reuters) - A Georgia police officer was killed in a shootout with a suspect early on Wednesday, local broadcaster WXIA reported. Fulton County officers went out to investigate reports of shots and came under fire around 1:30 a.m. local time, WXIA said citing police. The officer, who has not been identified, was hit in the head and a suspect was wounded when police fired back, the station added. Police could not be immediately reached for comment. (Reporting by Curtis Skinner in San Francisco; Editing by Andrew Heavens)
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Mthimkhulu inspects his crop at his farm in SenekalBy Ed Stoddard BOTHAVILLE, South Africa (Reuters) - A proposal by the South African government to limit farm size to 12,000 hectares is a "negotiating tactic" as it tries to press ahead with the redistribution of land to black farmers, the minister of agriculture said. What informs the end of that figure is the process of negotiation," Senzeni Zokwana told Reuters when asked about the 12,000 hectare figure.     Speaking on the sidelines of a conference organised by industry group Grain SA in the heart of the maize belt west of Johannesburg, Zokwana said whatever figure is eventually arrived at, farmers could lease additional land if they needed to for commercial reasons. It would also be good for farmers to come up with ideas that would not put food security at risk," he said.     South Africa is forecast to harvest its smallest maize crop since 2007 because of a drought that has scorched large areas and Zokwana said the agriculture department might have to seek funding to ensure imports if they were needed.     "Maize is one of our staple foods which our people depend upon so our department would approach other funding agencies," he said.


2015-03-04 06:36:57 -0500
By Denis Pinchuk MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday that the murder of Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov was a shameful tragedy that carried a political subtext. Nemtsov, a former deputy prime minister, was shot dead as he walked with his girlfriend on Friday night near Red Square. He was the most prominent opposition figure to be killed in Russia during Putin's 15-year rule. The Kremlin has denied any involvement, saying that the killing was a "provocation" designed to discredit Putin and strengthen his opponents, but Nemtsov's friends say the Kremlin is to blame for fomenting an atmosphere of hatred towards its opponents.
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