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Are You an Independent or Joint Owner If You Own a Franchise Restaurant?
Feb 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 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 | 43 43 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 | 87 87 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 | 107 107 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 | 144 144 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 | 177 177 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 | 211 211 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 | 271 271 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 | 279 279 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 | 259 259 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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Washington Avenue Rocks
Event highlights local shopping destinations
Aug 25, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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Week in Queens: August 19th

Aug 19, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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Despicably loveable characters
Film review: Despicable Me
Aug 18, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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Shirting for the guys: Alexander West
The perfect men’s dress shirt requires two things: you, and Queens-based men’s custom shirt designer Alexander West. A native New Yorker, the finance guru turned fashion designer once had an idea f...
Aug 18, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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The kids are alright, the adults are amazing
Movie review: The Kids Are Alright
Aug 13, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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Interesting to say the least
Mobile museum brings antiques to you
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Take a Ride on the Vintage Express
If your wardrobe goal this fall is to give some vintage looks a spin, you’re in luck. With vintage styles, clothing and patterns more popular than ever, there’s more than enough in Grandma’s closet...
Aug 13, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
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And you thought YOUR dreams were bizarre?
Film review: Inception (2010)
Aug 04, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
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A tribute to high fashion through the years
The Brooklyn Art Museum (located at 200 Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn) showcased part of the Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection this past month in the exhibition “American High Style: Fashioning a Na...
Aug 04, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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Back to the basics: Short film values face-to-face interaction
Bayou Bennett, a professor of cinema at the New York Institute of Technology, adds the rule “no texting during class” on the syllabus she hands out to her students every semester. It seems unnecess...
Aug 04, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Real Ideas, Silly Characters
Cartoonist uses the absurd to tell his stories
Jul 29, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Latino Cultural Festival is BACK!
From 7/29 through 8/4
Jul 29, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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This gives "Mama's Boy" a whole new meaning
Movie Review
Jul 28, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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Savvy Sample Sale Shopping
Out of all the sales in life that will tempt us to indulge in guilty pleasures, nothing tempts us more than sample sales. A samples sales is a sale in which select merchandise from a company is sol...
Jul 28, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fashion common sense to save you a few cents
Most garments today are manufactured overseas to keep production costs down. The cheaper the labor costs for production, the cheaper the price will be for the consumer. Most savvy shoppers know tha...
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Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro delivers a speech during a ceremony commemorating the 26th anniversary of El Caracazo, a deadly popular revolt, in Caracas on February 28, 2015President Nicolas Maduro plans to limit the US diplomatic presence in Venezuela and require American tourists to obtain visas, amid growing tensions between the two countries. "In order to protect our country... I have decided to implement a system of compulsory visas for all Americans entering Venezuela," he told supporters. Under the new measures, Venezuela will start charging tourists the same visa fees the United States asks of Venezuelans, though it was unclear when the plan would be implemented. In his fiery speech outside the Miraflores presidential palace, Maduro noted that the Americans have 100 diplomatic staff in Caracas, compared to 17 Venezuelan diplomats in Washington.


2015-02-28 21:45:32 -0500

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro addresses the audience at the Diplomatic Centre in Port-of-SpainBy Diego Ore and Brian Ellsworth CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said on Saturday his government had detained U.S. citizens, including a pilot, on suspicion of espionage, in a move likely to strain already tense relations between Washington and Caracas. Maduro also said his government would order a reduction in the number of U.S. embassy staff in Caracas and prohibit some U.S. officials from entering Venezuela in retaliation for a similar U.S. measure last year. Venezuela would also require U.S. citizens to obtain visas before visiting, he told a rally. The Venezuelan president, long at odds with Washington, has renewed accusations in recent weeks that the United States is seeking to topple him.


2015-02-28 21:37:41 -0500
SYDNEY (AP) — Australia, Indonesia and Malaysia will lead a trial to enhance the tracking of aircraft over remote oceans, allowing planes to be more easily found should they vanish like Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, Australia's transport minister said Sunday.
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