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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 | 96 96 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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Former tour player and Olympian offers free clinic
As Long Island middle school and high school girls tennis players conclude their fall seasons and PSAL players prepare for the spring season, former Top 10 ATP Tour player and Olympic Silver medali...
Oct 28, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 99 99 recommendations | email to a friend
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Belmont news & notes
• Trainer Gary Sciacca was still beaming with pride on Sunday morning after having successfully coached Saratoga Snacks from off the bench onto a three-quarter-length victory in the $250,000 Empire...
Oct 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 115 115 recommendations | email to a friend
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Six run to support QCP in this year’s NYC marathon
Hope to raise over $17,000 for Queens-based group
Oct 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 102 102 recommendations | email to a friend
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Three St. Joseph’s College atheletes honored
For the second time this season, St. Joseph’s College student-athletes Lauren GaNun and Shannon Fahy were recognized as women’s volleyball and women’s soccer Players of the Week, while Taso Kostika...
Oct 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 100 100 recommendations | email to a friend
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Preseason honors for LIU guard
LIU Brooklyn senior Jason Brickman was named to his second Preseason All-America team in as many weeks as he earned an honorable mention spot on NBCSports.com’s Mid-Major Preseason All-America team...
Oct 18, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 108 108 recommendations | email to a friend
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Belmont News & Notes
AT THE TRACK
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SJU basketball programs meet with the media
The St. John’s basketball teams held their annual on-campus Media Day last week, welcoming more than 60 reporters from both national and local media outlets to Carnesecca Arena. Women’s basketball ...
Oct 18, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 81 81 recommendations | email to a friend
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Belmont News & Notes
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Oct 09, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 97 97 recommendations | email to a friend
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Variety hosts preseason tournament
The Variety Boys & Girls Club in Astoria is hosting a preseason youth basketball tournament during October. Pictured is the 5th grade team from the Boys & Girls Club taking on St. Margaret’s of Mid...
Oct 09, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 102 102 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. Joseph’s athletes earn conference honors
Recognizing their outstanding performances on the court and in the field, middle hitter Lauren GaNun of Breezy Point was named the Hudson Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (HVIAC) women’s ...
Oct 09, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 103 103 recommendations | email to a friend
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Super Saturday at Belmont lives up to the billing
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Oct 03, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 117 117 recommendations | email to a friend
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Collins to helm the Mets for at least two more years
With hopefully winning days ahead for the New York Mets, the team announced on Monday a two-year contract extension for manager Terry Collins with a team option for 2016. Collins, 64, will enter hi...
Oct 03, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 112 112 recommendations | email to a friend
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Grass Court Championships wrap up at West Side
The West Side Tennis Club hosted the USTA National Men’s 40’s and 60’s Grass Court Championship last week. In the 40’s singles competition, top-seeded Rick Witsken of Zionsville, Indiana, defeated#...
Oct 03, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 95 95 recommendations | email to a friend
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STJ ends non-conference play with double-OT draw
The St. John’s women’s soccer team kept visiting Dartmouth College scoreless for 110 minutes, but couldn’t find the back of the net itself despite a spirited second half effort on its way to a goal...
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At the Track
Cluster of Stars undefeated
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Macau casino revenue slowdown has mostly been attributed to a high-profile corruption crackdown spearheaded by Chinese President Xi JinpingMacau casino revenue plunged a record 49 percent year-on-year in February as China's corruption crackdown took its toll, but more mass market visitors lured by new mega-hotels could stem the freefall later in the year. "With all the current policies from China and the changing sentiment in Macau, we were not expecting the main driver for revenue to improve," Simsen International Financial Group associate director Jackson Wong told AFP. Despite February's revenue drop, the figure was slightly better than expected, said Wong, and prompted Macau casino stocks listed in Hong Kong to rise.


2015-03-03 06:02:14 -0500
Iran on Tuesday rejected as "unacceptable" a demand by U.S. President Barack Obama that Tehran freeze its sensitive nuclear activities for at least 10 years, the semi-official Fars news agency reported. "Obama’s stance ... is expressed in unacceptable and threatening phrases ... Iran will not accept excessive and illogical demands ... Tehran will continue nuclear negotiations with the six powers," Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif was quoted as saying by Fars. In an interview with Reuters on Monday, Obama said Iran must commit to a verifiable halt of at least 10 years on sensitive nuclear work for a landmark atomic deal to be reached between Tehran and six major powers.
2015-03-03 05:53:19 -0500
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's finance ministry says the country's foreign currency reserves dropped by almost 10 percent in dollar terms in February after the government sought to fill a hole in the state budget, where revenues have suffered due to low oil prices.
2015-03-03 05:52:55 -0500