blog roll
our featured bloggers
Are You an Independent or Joint Owner If You Own a Franchise Restaurant?
Feb 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 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 | 46 46 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 | 90 90 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 | 112 112 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 | 148 148 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 | 181 181 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 | 214 214 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 | 275 275 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 | 283 283 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 | 262 262 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...

more blogs

arts and entertainmemt
Movie Review: City Island
Another good film ruined by a bad cast.
Jul 21, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Dress for a White Hot Summer
With only 50 or so calendar days left to wear white, the pressure is on to wear all of our summer threads before the arrival of the dreaded doomsday when our summer wardrobes become obsolete. After...
Jul 15, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 56 56 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Jean Class 101: Find denim that flatters YOU!
In the fashion universe, the first day of fall is considered July 5th. What does this mean for you? End-of-summer sales and fall, fall fall! Since it’s fall in the world of fashion, what time bette...
Jul 09, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 56 56 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Leaving My Legacy
Bassist takes center stage
Jun 30, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Calling all girls under 5'7!
Short Stack Modeling Agency
Jun 30, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 65 65 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Carmine's II: Continuing the legacy with another location in Williamsburg
In this day and age, customers craving Italian can still expect a taste of the old world. Carmine’s II opened last month in Williamsburg, just six blocks from the original Carmine’s Pizzeria & Rest...
Jun 24, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Fashion for a Cause
Finds you can feel good about
Jun 24, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Review: Restrepo
Who could imagine in the tony setting of the 2010 Sundance Film Festival that a documentary about war and all its trappings would garner the Grand Jury Prize? RESTREPO has won more hearts and minds...
Jun 24, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Frugal Fashion Finds for Kids
Stylish clothing, accessories and ideas
Jun 16, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 72 72 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Bring on the drama!
Actress returns to performing arts
Jun 16, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 63 63 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Ondine: A mermaid, a mystery, a miracle
Movie Review
Jun 09, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
The 'future' is now
Future Islands front man talks about the band's new album
Jun 09, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 63 63 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Accessory Hotspots
On Austin Street, Forest Hills
Jun 09, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 67 67 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Don't Ask For Directions
Learn useful skills at the park
Jun 04, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Feet on 82nd Street
The season's sandal report
Jun 04, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 61 61 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
national news
By Patrick Markey ALGIERS (Reuters) - Mali's government signed up to a preliminary peace proposal on Sunday meant to end fighting with northern separatists, but the Tuareg-led rebels demanded more time before agreeing to any accord. The United Nations-brokered deal aimed to tackle decades of uprisings in northern Mali, where Western and regional powers worry Islamist militants could return two years after a French military intervention drove them out. Recent fighting on the ground and differences over the political status of the desert region that the rebels call Azawad have complicated efforts to broker a lasting deal. Scores of people protested in the northern Malian town of Kidal on Sunday against the accord, which was negotiated in neighbouring Algeria and which they called the "masquerade of Algiers".
2015-03-02 02:21:12 -0500

Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency pilot studies map onboard Japan Coast Guard Gulfstream V Jet aircraft, customized for search and rescue operations, as they search for missing Malaysia Airlines MH370 plane over waters of the South ChinBy Matt Siegel SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia, Indonesia and Malaysia are launching a trial to allow air traffic controllers to more closely track aircraft traversing remote oceans such as the one believed to be the final resting place of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370. Australian Deputy Prime Minister Warren Truss said in a media release in Sunday that the new system, which adapts technology already used by most long-haul jets, could greatly narrow down search areas in the case of future tragedies.


2015-03-02 02:18:24 -0500

In this Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015 photo, Afghans carry an injured boy at an emergency hospital in Helmand province, south of Kabul, Afghanistan. The Afghan army is waging its largest-ever solo offensive against the Taliban, hoping to strike a decisive blow ahead of the spring fighting season and prove it can route the insurgents without the aid of U.S. and NATO combat troops. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani heads to Washington later in March, 2015, where he is expected to seek enhanced U.S. military backup, particularly air support. (AP Photo/Abdul Khaliq)KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Afghan army is waging its largest-ever solo offensive against the Taliban, hoping to strike a decisive blow ahead of the spring fighting season and prove it can rout the insurgents without the aid of U.S. and NATO combat troops.


2015-03-02 02:15:38 -0500