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Are You an Independent or Joint Owner If You Own a Franchise Restaurant?
Feb 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 62 62 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 | 60 60 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 | 105 105 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 | 123 123 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 | 159 159 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 | 192 192 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 | 225 225 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 | 289 289 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 | 298 298 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 | 278 278 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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Support Our Troops! by Kathleen
February 04, 2014 12:29 PM | 9382 views | 0 0 comments | 262 262 recommendations | email to a friend
Stephen Shklando, Maspeth resident and member of Boy Scout Troop 312, is working towards completing his Eagle Service Project by collecting and sending supplies to our troops overseas.  The followi...
Brooklyn Divorce Attorney-Every dog will have his day – in divorce court! by cindy
January 09, 2014 04:33 PM | 11443 views | 0 0 comments | 342 342 recommendations | email to a friend
Every dog will have his day – in divorce court! Many pet owners these days are more likely to think of their dogs, cats, pythons and hamsters as companions, family members, or even soul mates than ...
Go Green and "Treecycle" at MulchFest 2014! by Kathleen
December 30, 2013 12:16 PM | 9513 views | 0 0 comments | 234 234 recommendations | email to a friend
Saturday, Jan 11th & Sunday, Jan 12th from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM The 18th annual Mulchfest provides New Yorkers with a fun and environmentally-friendly opportunity to recycle their trees into wood chi...
DDMK_ipress_bookbutton_islandoftears.jpg The Island of Tears. by Tiziano
December 26, 2013 11:53 AM | 11876 views | 0 0 comments | 246 246 recommendations | email to a friend
There are numerous volumes that have been published on the tragedy of 9/11; some excellent and inspirational, other just manipulative. The topic of 9/11 is indisputably poignant and current. I was ...
6F7T_rcabanner.png What A Private Ambulance in NYC Can Offer by Ambulance
December 05, 2013 01:05 PM | 13293 views | 0 0 comments | 300 300 recommendations | email to a friend
Emergencies are always a tough situation to be in for many reasons. Aside from the anxiety about the thought of a person in pain, there is always the fear for someone’s life. Nowadays, a person act...
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WHO has for more than a decade recommended keeping sugar consumption below 10 percent of a person's total daily energy intake -- a target it considers clearly supported by scientific evidence which countries should adopt as policyThe World Health Organization on Wednesday urged the recommended daily intake of hidden sugar be halved, as it steps up the fight against obesity. The UN health agency confirmed previous guidelines that sugars should make up less than 10 percent of a person's total daily energy intake, but in a new twist said countries should strive for half that amount. The UN agency pointed out that much of the so-called free sugars we consume today are "hidden" in processed foods that are not usually seen as sweet, like ketchup, which contains a full teaspoon of sugar in each tablespoon. "In reality, we find (these sugars) in the majority of products," said Francesco Branca, who heads the WHO's Department of Nutrition for Health and Development.


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French 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 reactorFrench 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. Areva announced in October that it would cut investments and step up sales of non-strategic assets as it tries to shore up its finances.


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Seventeen miners died in an explosion at a coal mine in the rebel stronghold of Donetsk in eastern Ukrainian, where a blast trapped dozens of people, the news agency RIA Novosti said, citing the region's emergency services. "Up to this moment out of the 32 people who are under the rubble, the bodies of 16 people were found with no signs of life," RIA cited the emergency services spokesperson as saying.
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