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Are You an Independent or Joint Owner If You Own a Franchise Restaurant?
Feb 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 53 53 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 | 49 49 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 | 95 95 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 | 115 115 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 | 151 151 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 | 184 184 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 | 217 217 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 | 280 280 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 | 288 288 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 | 268 268 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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No more cash cow
Dear Editor: On February 3, Mayor Bill de Blasio delivered the State of the City speech. It was a speech that offered zero relief to the financially overburdened co-op and condo community. A main f...
Feb 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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One NYC
Dear Editor: For far too long, the boroughs of Queens, Brooklyn, the Bronx, and Staten Island have been denigrated as the “outer boroughs” of New York City. The media, the politicians and even the ...
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GOP on rise in NYC
Dear Editor: The GOP promotes the tried and true principles of maximum personal freedom, limited government, public safety, national security, and the American Dream, which are the values that have...
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Facts about the Fed
Dear Editor: Most Americans have no real understanding of the operation of bankers or where money comes from. Consequently many are indifferent to the machinations of the Federal Reserve. I implore...
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Preserve Richmond Hill
Dear Editor: My family lived in a one-family house with a gorgeous interior renovation in the Colonial style on 102nd Street off 90th Avenue from 1967 onward, with the dead end of 90th Avenue abutt...
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Overreaction to snow
Dear Editor: The new phenomenon of shutting down all roads, not just major highways, in anticipation of a snowstorm needs to be seriously reexamined. I am the President of Glen Oaks Village, a co-o...
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Snow angels
Dear Editor: The public schools are closed. The private schools are closed. There is no mail delivery. The libraries are closed. Wait, is that a person trying to enter the Carroll Gardens Library? ...
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The big payoff
Dear Editor:: Former Council Speaker and losing 2013 mayoral wannabe Christine Quinn finished licking her wounds and came out of the closet. She assisted in the creation of the Women's Equity Party...
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What science?
Dear Editor: Thanks to the low turnout in the last election, James Inhofe is in charge of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, and Ted Cruz is the chair of the Subcommittee on Space, ...
Jan 28, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Hell’ phones
Dear Editor: on lifting the school cell phone ban in the January 15th issue were right on. Mayor Bill de Blasio's dumb decision will save taxpayers billions of dollars because the Department of Edu...
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For the record
Dear Editor: With all due respect to dispatcher Joseph Manago and his tribute to the late Bess Myerson, I must set the record straight regarding the title she held when competing for Miss America, ...
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The welfare state
Dear Editor: Well-intentioned people have misconstrued and transformed the meaning of equality. There is a big difference between the government treating people equally and attempting to make them ...
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Silver's got to go

Dear Editor:
 An old adage says political leaders and diapers must be changed often. Sheldon Silver is a perfect example. He's been "pampered" by cronies in both parties for more than 20 years, le...
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Celebrate Catholic schools
Dear Editor: National Catholic School week begins January 25. I would like to praise Catholic schools for their ongoing contribution to education and for their key role in promoting and ensuring a ...
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A different take on Mario Cuomo
Dear Editor: There is more to the recent passing of former Governor Mario Cuomo. Cuomo was never above using class warfare as an issue to divide and conquer. Remember his reference to Republican gu...
Jan 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bernardino Leon, U.N. special envoy for Libya, attends a meeting with members of the Libyan General National Congress in TripoliBy Ayman Al-Warfalli BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) - Libya's elected parliament agreed on Monday to return to U.N.-sponsored peace negotiations one week after pulling out and a delegate from its rival assembly said the talks would resume on Thursday. Western powers see the U.N. talks as the only chance to end turmoil in Libya, where a power struggle between two rival governments and their armed factions risks pushing the North African country deeper into civil war four years after the fall of Muammar Gaddafi. Fighting between the two factions has cut into Libya's vital crude exports and has also allowed militants claiming loyalty to Islamic State to gain a foothold in the large desert nation. Forces loyal to Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni's internationally recognised government and the elected parliament based in the east are battling Libya Dawn forces who took over the capital Tripoli last summer and set up their own government.


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Chadian soldier poses for picture at front line during battle against insurgent group Boko Haram in GambaruBy Daniel Flynn and Bate Felix N'DJAMENA/YAOUNDE (Reuters) - When battle-hardened Chadian troops overran a Boko Haram camp in northern Nigeria last week, they wanted to press deep into territory controlled by the Islamist group but Nigeria refused to let them. Having defeated al Qaeda in Mali two years ago, Chad's military believes it could finish off Boko Haram alone. In a country proud to be a major African power, it would be an embarrassment to President Goodluck Jonathan as he seeks reelection for a smaller nation to tackle Nigeria's security problems, diplomats say. In their forward base in the town of Gambaru on the Nigeria-Cameroon border, Chadian soldiers displayed dozens of guns seized from Boko Haram and a burnt-out armored vehicle painted with black and white Arabic script.


2015-03-03 03:39:26 -0500

File-This file frame grab from video, provided by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) shows a test at the FAAs technical center in Atlantic City, N.J. last April, where a cargo container was packed with 5,000 rechargeable lithium-ion batteries. Citing safety concerns, United Airlines on Monday, March, 2, 2015, became the second major U.S. airline to announce it will no longer accept bulk shipments of rechargeable batteries of the kind that power everything from smartphones to laptops to power tools. (AP Photo/FAA, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Some of the world's largest airlines are banning bulk shipments of rechargeable batteries in the face of mounting evidence of their potential to cause catastrophic in-flight fires.


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