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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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But who will be our First Lady?
Well, it looks like Sandra Lee won't be the next Semi-First Lady. The Food Network star and host of Semi-Homemade Cooking with Sandra Lee won't be moving into the governor's mansion or assuming the...
Nov 09, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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Eliot emerges
It appears Eliot Spitzer is finally ready to crawl out from under the shadows of embarrassing public scandal, and get back out in front of the public in a much more positive light, and we're not ta...
Nov 09, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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Will the voters make Damon wear a Yankees cap
We realize that this information is being delivered too late to actually do you any good at the polls, but we figured we would share it with you anyway, if solely in the interest of keeping track o...
Nov 02, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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McMillan: Jimmy gonna win it!
Well, we called it again, goslings! Last week we were pushing the Rent is Too Damn High gubernatorial candidate Jimmy McMillan (enamored as we were after the debate like half of the people who tune...
Oct 26, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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A 'Special' race in South Queens
Nicole Paultre Bell, fiancé of police-shooting victim Sean Bell, is one of six candidates in the special election to replace Councilman Tom White, who passed away on August 27 after a long bout wit...
Oct 26, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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Paladino, Cuomo need to step up their games
If you've been reading Pol Position lately, you know that we have been excited - really excited - about a showdown between "Crazy" Carl Paladino and Andrew "Just Don't Do or Say Anything Stupid and...
Oct 19, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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Paladino, unscripted
I think we can all agree that, in the interest of civil political discourse, a candidate for office should not have his or her children thrust into the middle of a political campaign without a very...
Oct 13, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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This must be how they do things in Buffalo
Is Carl Paladino the most entertaining candidate to run for office in New York State in, oh we don't know...ever! A completely sane and rational person would tell you that his brash and in-your-fac...
Oct 05, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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Poll: Should Carl Paladino apologize?

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Have you heard of these people called “Republicans”?
We here at Pol Position don't claim be experts on running a political campaign. Heck, we don't claim to be experts at anything except mixing up the perfect Night Train Express Wine Cooler-tini. (Do...
Sep 28, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jimmy Mac Ain't Coming Back
We got an unusual email from political operative James McClelland last week, announcing his sudden departure from the Anthony Como State Senate campaign. Truth is, although we knew “Jimmy Mac” was ...
Sep 28, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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Just call him untouchable, for now
Well, it appears that while young up-and-comers in the Brooklyn political scene are serious about bringing reform to the notoriously scandal-plagued Kings County Democratic Party, it doesn't look l...
Sep 21, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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Handicapping the races that matter…
Our predictions for how they will finish in Tuesday's primary
Sep 09, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rock the vote!
Or at least do a little jazzy number all over the ballot next week, because it's time to go to the polls again already! Primary Day is on Tuesday, September 14, and Republicans and Democrats – okay...
Sep 07, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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Vet confusion
Was it just an oversight, or an attempt to deceive the voters? An opponent of John Duane in the race to replace Ann-Margaret Carrozza is crying foul over a recent piece of literature that the Duane...
Sep 07, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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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.


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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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