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Are You an Independent or Joint Owner If You Own a Franchise Restaurant?
Feb 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 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 | 45 45 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 | 89 89 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 | 110 110 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 | 146 146 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 | 179 179 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 | 213 213 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 | 273 273 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 | 282 282 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 | 261 261 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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2nd Annual Queens Fashion Week tears up the runway again
This past week, Queens Fashion Week launched three days of fabulous, fashionable events. On Thursday QFW kicked into high gear with a ‘meet the designers' press event. All models and designers met ...
Sep 23, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 63 63 recommendations | email to a friend
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At Uvarara, everybody is treated like family
Uvarara Vineria & Ristoro brings the charm of Italy to Queens. The restaurant regularly hosts wine tastings paired with five courses of soul-satisfying Italian food, each expertly paired with the p...
Sep 23, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 59 59 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ben Affleck, either act or direct
Movie review: The Town (2010)
Sep 23, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 61 61 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rocking Out Like Families Do
'The Relatives' develop a big sound
Sep 15, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 63 63 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fashion's Night Out in Brooklyn and Queens
Fashion’s Night Out, the newest holiday on the calendar, took place on September 10th. It has gotten so huge that fashion and beauty companies all over the globe take part. This past Friday night p...
Sep 15, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
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'Machete' could've used some slicing
Film review: Machete (2010)
Sep 15, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
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Be a R.E.A.L. Girl with the Girl Scouts of America
Justine Magazine, a positive self-image, fashion and everyday life ‘real girl’ magazine for teens ages 13 to 19, recently sponsored a national contest exclusively for Girl Scouts. On September 3 th...
Sep 09, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
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Queens Returns to the Runway
Queens Fashion Week is back!
Sep 09, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
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'Takers' rips stuff from other movies!
“Takers” seems to have at least a little internal awareness of the fact that the script is lifted from another movie. In one scene, Ghost, played by rapper T.I., basically says, “Yo dudes, I got an...
Sep 08, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
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Just another flat romantic comedy
Film review: The Switch (2010)
Sep 02, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
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Chicago Underground Duo and Oval to play Brooklyn
Two acts whose music ignores convention will be playing Brooklyn's Issue Project Room on consecutive nights next week. On September 8, the Chicago Underground Duo will take the stage. Earlier this ...
Sep 02, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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The ‘20’s are back in full swing!
The Roaring Twenties were brought back to life this past weekend at Governor’s Island. The bi-annual Jazz-Age Lawn Party was the place to step back into history for the end-of-summer blowout. With ...
Sep 02, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
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77 Boa Drum Screening Tonight!
If you missed the amazing performance of 77 Boa Drum on 7/7/2007 on the Brooklyn waterfront, be sure to check out the screening of the documentary that captured all of the craziness tonight at: Ind...
Sep 01, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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Chicago Underground Duo, Oval to play Brooklyn
Two acts whose music ignores convention will be playing Brooklyn's Issue Project Room on consecutive nights next week. On September 8, the Chicago Underground Duo will take the stage. Earlier this ...
Aug 30, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Other Guys - See another movie
Film review: The Other Guys
Aug 25, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
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Russian mourners gather at the spot where opposition leader Boris Nemtsov was shot dead near St Basil's Cathedral in Moscow, on February 28, 2015President Vladimir Putin vowed to punish the killers of Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov as Russian opposition figures denounced what they called a "political murder" and Western leaders called for a full probe. The 55-year-old former deputy premier, a vocal Putin critic prominent at opposition rallies, was shot in the back several times just before midnight Friday as he walked across a bridge a stone's throw from the Kremlin walls. The brazen assassination is the latest in a string of murders of opposition figures in Putin's 15 years in power and recalls the shooting of anti-Kremlin reporter Anna Politkovskaya, gunned down on Putin's birthday in October 2006.


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FILE - In this April 13, 2014 file photo taken from the Royal New Zealand air force (RNZAF) P-3K2-Orion aircraft, pilot and aircraft captain, Flight Lt. Timothy McAlevey looks out of a window while searching for debris from missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, over the Indian Ocean off the coast of western Australia. Australia, Indonesia and Malaysia will lead a trial to enhance the tracking of the 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, March 1, 2015. The announcement comes one week ahead of the anniversary of the disappearance of the flight, which vanished in 2104 on a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 239 people on board. No trace of the plane has been found. (AP Photo/Greg Wood, Pool, File)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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An employee works at a logistic center in HuaibeiBy Pete Sweeney SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Hours after China's central bank cut interest rates to battle slowing growth and rising deflationary risk, an official survey showed on Sunday that activity in China's factory sector contracted for a second straight month in February. The new reading ended a four-month streak of declining numbers, and the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said the rise should be viewed more positively as it occurred despite the week-long Lunar New Year holiday, during which PMI usually contracts. Accounting for 48 percent of China's $10.2 trillion economy last year, the services sector has weathered the growth downturn better than factories have, partly because it depends less on foreign demand. MIXED NEWS IS BAD NEWS From the breakdown of factory data, economic performance is uncertain.


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