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Are You an Independent or Joint Owner If You Own a Franchise Restaurant?
Feb 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 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 | 46 46 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 | 90 90 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 | 112 112 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 | 148 148 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 | 181 181 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 | 214 214 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 | 275 275 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 | 283 283 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 | 262 262 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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Gun control isn’t the answer
Dear Editor: Piers Morgan and Michael Moore and Mayor Bloomberg all misrepresent the purpose of the Second Amendment. The mayor tells us it is for target practice, hunting and sportsmanship. Moore ...
Jul 31, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Free publicity for public advocate
Dear Editor: Does the New York City Charter assign any responsibilities to Public Advocate Bill de Blasio to generate petitions calling for Macy's restoration of future July 4th fireworks back to t...
Jul 25, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cuomo needs to veto new ed bill
Dear Editor: New York State's legislature recently passed a bill requiring public school systems to pay the tuition of special needs students in private schools, if public school conditions don't m...
Jul 25, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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We need to leave United Nations
Dear Editor: What would be wrong if the U.S. government simply minded its own business instead of involving us in every quarrel around the world? Since our involvement in the United Nations in 1945...
Jul 25, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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On a positive note
Dear Editor: I just wanted to compliment Father Paul Wood of Transfiguration and St. Stan's Kosta in Maspeth. He is very, very hard working and very caring and understanding, too. It is a pleasure ...
Jul 25, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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This isn't true health care reform
Dear Editor: The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) – Obamacare - signed into law by President Barack Obama on March 23, 2010, is minimal health care reform in the interests of HMO ...
Jul 18, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Those raises will come post-election
Dear Editor: Here we go again. It's Albany nonsense time. Stories are circulating that at a special session of the legislature, the salons will raise their salary and that Governor Cuomo has alread...
Jul 18, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kudos to Justice Roberts
Dear Editor: Republicans are crying foul because Supreme Court Justice John Roberts remained true to his pledge of being apolitical by voting to uphold the Affordable Care Act. I think the legitima...
Jul 18, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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A sincere thanks
Dear Editor: I would like your readers to know how great Dorie at Assemblyman Michael Miller's office has been, and to publicly thank her for all she did for me over the past week in my struggle wi...
Jul 18, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Con Ed should cut managers, CEO pay
Dear Editor: It's been more than a week since Con Edison locked out its 8,000 union workers and replaced them with 5,000 managers. Since then, we've had frequent power outages and reductions during...
Jul 11, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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The real problem with Obamacare
Dear Editor: We are getting no help from the television newscasters in understanding what the Obamacare issue is really all about. First, it is not the president's job to create laws. Second, the "...
Jul 11, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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U.N. treaty a hypocrisy
Dear Editor: I write to protest the UN-proposed "Small Arms Treaty," which would violate U.S. sovereignty, infringe upon our sacred Second Amendment rights, and also severely penalize our job creat...
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GOP created health care mandate first
Dear Editor: One would think that the Affordable Care Act mandate would be a win-win for both parties. After all, it was their concept and championed by the Heritage Foundation, an American conserv...
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U.S. slipping in education
Dear Editor: It would seem that all Americans would want our youth to be as highly educated as possible. The U.S has fallen to “Average” in international rankings, as released by the Organization f...
Jul 05, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Assembly failed by not passing CPR bill
Dear Editor: It is difficult to express my disappointment that the Assembly did not pass our CPR in Schools bill to ensure that all students learn CPR before graduating from high school. In August ...
Jul 05, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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An oil well is seen near DenverBy Florence Tan SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Oil stayed in the red on Monday on supply concerns despite partly recovering from earlier losses after a private business survey showed an improvement in China's manufacturing sector in February. Brent and U.S. crude futures fell about 1 percent early on Monday, after their first monthly rise since June, as surplus oil supply outweighed Beijing's efforts to support the world's second largest economy. "The key drivers over the next few months are going to come from supply dynamics more than demand dynamics," said Ric Spooner, chief analyst at CMC Markets in Sydney. "The market is moving into a holding pattern while waiting to see more evidence that production is going to be reduced." Brent crude was down 38 cents at $62.20 a barrel by 0145 ET after an 18 percent gain in February, the largest monthly rise since May 2009.


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In this Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015 photo, ice clogs the water between wharves in Portland, Maine. Portland Harbor is encountering more ice than it has in years thanks to the coldest February on record. Several lobster boats were locked in the ice, unable to move, and ice breakers are needed to keep commerce flowing. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Waterways around the Northeast are beset by ice more than a foot thick in some places.


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A health worker checks the temperature of a boy at the entrance to a Red Cross facility in the town of KoiduBy Misha Hussain MACENTA, Guinea (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In a land where witchcraft is sought after more than science for curing illness, medicine men in Guinea say the Ebola epidemic would be over by now if they had been properly included in the outbreak response. From broken bones to impotence to madness, these traditional healers say they have a potion, spell or touch for many ailments Western doctors can't treat. In the forest region of southeastern Guinea, where the virus was detected last March, disseminating information using modern technology has proved challenging, resulting in the disease outstaying its welcome. Karamoko Ibrahima Fofana, president of the association of traditional healers in the town of Macenta, said guérisseurs, as they are known, have unique access to remote villages.


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