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Are You an Independent or Joint Owner If You Own a Franchise Restaurant?
Feb 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 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 | 22 22 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 | 66 66 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 | 85 85 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 | 123 123 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 | 154 154 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 | 189 189 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 | 250 250 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 | 259 259 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 | 243 243 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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Welcome to the neighborhood, Housing Works!
Housing Works, the HIV/AIDS organization helping infected New Yorkers live sustainable, productive, lives has blossomed a brand new thrift store at 266 5th Avenue at Garfield in Park Slope. What a ...
Apr 27, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Sony Playstation and Android Smartphone: Is it worth getting?
Checking emails, making calls, surfing the web, and now even playing video games are all possible thanks to a new collaboration with Sony and Android to introduce the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play. The...
Apr 27, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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Where will the "Next Stop..." take you?
In-Sight Dance Studio’s new work aims to transport audiences
Apr 27, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
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Designer spotlight: Chelsea Kolakowski
The Astoria-based jewelry maker sparkles it up for all tastes
Apr 20, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 71 71 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ryan Sias: master illustrator and cartoonist
Meet Ryan Sias: Astoria’s number 1 fan, published children’s book author, illustrator and resident fun monster. We met Ryan at the MOCCA Festival held at Manhattan’s Museum Of Comic and Cartoon Art...
Apr 20, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
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Don't bow down to Your Highness
Is it possible that Hollywood is playing a prank on us? Could producers out in LA be messing around and having a laugh at our expense? I am starting to think that it is well within the realm of pro...
Apr 20, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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A dance festival blooms in spring
The Green Space Blooms Dance Fest is one-of-a-kind
Apr 13, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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Think Local: Spring Trunk Show & Spotlight
In the Local Designer spotlight this week we have three Brooklyn based designers: Helena Fredriksson, Study NY and DLC Brooklyn. These three creative ladies came together and showcased their design...
Apr 13, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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Arthur not worthy of a whole two hours
Showing audiences the preview would have sufficed
Apr 13, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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Season 9: Project Runway open casting call in NYC!
Calling all fabulous fashion designers! Season 9 of Project Runway is having an open casting call right here in NYC! Our favorite store in all of Brooklyn, Peachfrog, along with The Dress Recycler ...
Apr 11, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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Four-legged fun in Queens
There’s no question that this past winter was one for the ages. But now that the snow is all gone and spring is slowly creeping in, it is due time to have some fun with your four legged friends at ...
Apr 06, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
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Peachfrog: Prices you can’t beat with a stick
Williamsburg – one of the most popular shopping destinations in all of New York City – has drawn customers in from all over the world with their unique stores and original selections of merchandise...
Apr 06, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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Nintendo 3DS, no glasses needed
See how the new Nintendo 3D game system stacks up
Apr 06, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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What's in the Trunk? The Made in NYC Trunk Show
The Made in NYC Local Trunk Show starring three prestigious designers from Brooklyn and Queens kicked off last Tuesday evening at Polar Lounge in the Marcel Hotel in Manhattan! The Dress Recycler a...
Mar 30, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sucker Punch weak, packs no power hits
What do you get when you mix attractive women, gunfights, and sexy schoolgirl outfits? The movie “Sucker Punch.” It’s a good formula, but it doesn’t make for an engaging movie this time around. In ...
Mar 30, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ukraine's President Poroshenko visits the National Defence University in KievBy Natalia Zinets KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine on Friday reported the first deaths in three days in east Ukraine, denting hopes a ceasefire will hold, and President Petro Poroshenko said Russia would pose a "military threat" even if the truce is solid. Government troops fighting pro-Russian separatists in the east began towing artillery away from the front line on Thursday, a sign that Ukraine's military recognised a ceasefire meant to take effect on Feb. 15 was at last holding. "Even under the most optimistic scenario ... the military threat from the east would unfortunately remain," Poroshenko said, referring indirectly to Russia in a televised speech at the National Defence University.


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Members of the Ukrainian armed forces and armoured personnel carriers are seen preparing to move as they pull back from Debaltseve region, near ArtemivskKIEV (Reuters) - Three Ukrainian servicemen have been killed and seven wounded in fighting with pro-Russian separatists in east Ukraine in the past 24 hours, a military spokesman said on Friday. The deaths follow two consecutive days in which the military reported none of its troops had been killed, which had raised hopes a ceasefire deal could hold despite initial violations. (Reporting by Natalia Zinets, Writing by Alessandra Prentice, Editing by Timothy Heritage)


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FILE - This undated image shows a frame from a video released Friday, Oct. 3, 2014, by Islamic State militants that purports to show the militant who beheaded of taxi driver Alan Henning . A British-accented militant who has appeared in beheading videos released by the Islamic State group in Syria over the past few months bears "striking similarities" to a man who grew up in London, a Muslim lobbying group said Thursday Feb. 26, 2015. Mohammed Emwazi has been identified by news organizations as the masked militant more commonly known as "Jihadi John." London-based CAGE, which works with Muslims in conflict with British intelligence services, said Thursday its research director, Asim Qureshi, saw strong similarities, but because the hood worn by the militant, "there was no way he could be 100 percent certain." (AP Photo)LONDON (AP) — British spy agencies are facing questions about how a young Londoner who was on their radar as part of terrorist investigations was able to travel to Syria and become the masked militant known as "Jihadi John."


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