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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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Jacqueline Heppa
Jacqueline Heppa passed away in Howell, NJ on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at the age of 71. Beloved Mother of Maria-Ann Dolch and Carolyn Bongiorno and Mother-in-Law of Robert and Anthony. Cherished ...
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Concetta Vertuccio
Concetta Vertuccio passed away on Monday, January 26, 2015 at the age of 79. Beloved Wife of Frank Vertuccio. Loving Mother of Maria Stalica and Vincent Vertuccio and Mother-in-Law of Ronnie and Mi...
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Stephen K. Grunwald
Stephen K. Grunwald passed away on Friday, January 16, 2015 at the age of 85. Beloved Husband of the late Helen S. Grunwald. Loving Father of Jeanette Stewart, and the late Stephen M. Grunwald and ...
Jan 20, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 77 77 recommendations | email to a friend
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Eleanor Navaretta
Eleanor Navaretta passed away on Saturday, January 17, 2015 at the age of 84. Beloved Wife of the late Alfred Navaretta. Loving Mother of Jean Surowiec, Carl Navaretta and the late Alfred Navaretta...
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Irene Feminella
Irene Feminella passed away on Monday, January 05, 2015 at the age of 66. Beloved Mother of Melanie Feminella. Mass of Christian Burial offered at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church on Thursday January ...
Jan 13, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 82 82 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mary Turato
Mary Turato passed away on Sunday, January 11, 2015 at the age of 99. Beloved Wife of the late Sam Turato. Loving Mother of John Turato and Marie Roberti. Cherished Grandmother of Lori Sempervidi a...
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Josephine (Wojcik) Baranowski
Josephine (Wojcik) Baranowski born March 3, 1922, in PA passed away on December 20, 2014 in Princeton, NJ. She lived in Maspeth, NY for over 50 years. She is survived by her daughter, Janet Szot, t...
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Michelina Impollonia
Michelina Impollonia passed away on Saturday, January 03, 2015 at the age of 82. Beloved Wife of the late Michael A. Impollonia. Loving Mother of Phyllis Impollonia Fogg and Andrea Impollonia. Cher...
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Brian F. Carroll
Brian F. Carroll passed away on Sunday, December 28, 2014 at the age of 72. Beloved Husband of Mary Carroll. Loving Father of Francis Carroll, Brian Carroll, Sean Carroll and the late Elizabeth Car...
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Albert Orsi
Albert Orsi passed away on Monday, December 29, 2014 at the age of 74. Beloved Husband of Mary Ann Orsi. Loving Father of Joseph Delphine. Cherished Grandfather of Jenna and Matthew. Dear Brother o...
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Jean Oldenburg
Jean Oldenburg formerly of Ridgewood passed away on December 20, 2014 at the age of 76. She was the beloved wife of Frederick. Devoted mother of Susan Conroy, Jeanine, Frederick Jr. & the late Step...
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Francesca Nuccio
Francesca Nuccio passed away on Wednesday, December 24, 2014 at the age of 85. Beloved Wife of Francesco Nuccio. Loving Mother of Emilia Nuccio & Anna Crisafi and Mother-in-Law of Robert MacFarlane...
Dec 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 62 62 recommendations | email to a friend
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Marie Ziccardi
Marie Ziccardi passed away on Friday, December 26, 2014 at the age of 68. Beloved Wife of John Ziccardi. Loving Mother of Anthony Ziccardi, Annmarie Voulgaris and Nicholas Ziccardi. Cherished Grand...
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Louis M. Berger
Louis M. Berger passed away on Thursday, December 25, 2014 at the age of 79. Beloved Husband of Catherine Berger. Loving Father of Kevin Berger, Karen Ferris, Brian Berger and Thomas Berger and Fat...
Dec 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 60 60 recommendations | email to a friend
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Catherine (Kay) Menzer
Catherine (Kay) Menzer passed away on Tuesday, December 23, 2014 at the age of 83. Beloved Wife of the late Robert Menzer. Loving Mother of Kathy Forgione, Harold Menzer, Robert Menzer, Michael Men...
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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.


2015-03-04 08:04:17 -0500

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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