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Are You an Independent or Joint Owner If You Own a Franchise Restaurant?
Feb 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 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 | 21 21 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 | 62 62 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 | 82 82 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 | 121 121 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 | 152 152 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 | 185 185 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 | 247 247 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 | 256 256 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 | 241 241 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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Yankees trump Mets.... by Christopher
June 15, 2009 12:45 AM | 6197 views | 0 0 comments | 113 113 recommendations | email to a friend
As much as this pains me to say, the Mets looked powerless against the Yankees in Round 3 of the Subway Series. We simply had no answer... 15-0. Ace Johan Santana , without a doubt, ptiched his wor...
Mets finally beat Yanks by Christopher
June 14, 2009 12:20 AM | 5313 views | 0 0 comments | 112 112 recommendations | email to a friend
Right after a tough series against Phillies,  Mets lost their opener against the Yankees last night, off an error committed by Luis Castillo . What should of been a routine catch, proved to be the ...
Mets deliver, a heartbreak... by Christopher
June 11, 2009 07:30 AM | 5457 views | 0 0 comments | 105 105 recommendations | email to a friend
 The Mets, depleted and considerably tired from last night, lose to the Phillies in 10-innings, spoiling Tim Redding 's 2nd straight soild contribution on the mound. Luis Castillo and David Wright ...
Remembering JFK (Jack French Kemp) by Anthony
May 10, 2009 11:14 PM | 8109 views | 0 0 comments | 114 114 recommendations | email to a friend
My days as a high school student in Mr. James Murphy's history classes at Msgr. McClancy High School take me back to when I first learned of Jack Kemp. Ronald Reagan was president, and one day - we...
Comptroller Asks Prez for a Boost by Anthony
May 10, 2009 11:13 PM | 7574 views | 0 0 comments | 100 100 recommendations | email to a friend
On May 1, New York City Comptroller Bill Thompson wrote the president of the United States asking him to re-consider the $2 billion for bus and rail transportation that was taken out of the origina...
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Chief executive Antonio Horta-Osorio said the results showed how Lloyds Banking Group had been transformed over time "into a low cost, low risk, UK focused retail and commercial bank"Lloyds Banking Group has posted its first annual profit since a 2008 bailout by the British government, edging it closer to a return to full private ownership, results showed Friday. LBG recorded a profit after tax of £1.125 billion ($1.74 billion, 1.55 billion euros) last year compared with a net loss of 838 million in 2013, the bank said in an earnings statement -- in a boost also to Prime Minister David Cameron ahead of Britain's general election in May. Chief executive Antonio Horta-Osorio said the results showed how Lloyds Banking Group had been transformed over time "into a low cost, low risk, UK focused retail and commercial bank".


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BERLIN (AP) — Germany's Parliament will vote on a four-month bailout extension for Greece with a large majority of lawmakers in Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative bloc signaling their backing.
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Relatives walk down from the site of an avalanche after searching for victims in the district of Bazarak, Panjshir province, on February 25, 2015More than 200 people have been killed in a series of avalanches triggered by heavy snowfall around Afghanistan, officials said Thursday, warning the death toll could rise still further. The bulk of the deaths came in Panjshir province, north of Kabul, where at least 168 people were killed, acting provincial governor Abdul Rahman Kabiri told AFP. "Our death toll has risen to 168 people killed in avalanches in Panjshir province," Kabiri said, warning that the figure may rise in the coming hours. "We have not seen this much snow in Panjshir, or this many avalanches, for decades," Kabiri added.


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