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Are You an Independent or Joint Owner If You Own a Franchise Restaurant?
Feb 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 54 54 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 | 50 50 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 | 97 97 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 | 116 116 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 | 152 152 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 | 185 185 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 | 218 218 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 | 281 281 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 | 289 289 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 | 269 269 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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Broadway meets Queens in dazzling production
The Jack Cole Project celebrates Golden Age of musicals
May 03, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 86 86 recommendations | email to a friend
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Forest Hills parents teach empathy through their story
The Starabella book series ventures into a bright new world of a child misunderstood
May 03, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 83 83 recommendations | email to a friend
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A place to dish, discuss, and keep a diary
Queens resident creates online forum, Diary Discussions
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Willy Wonka comes to St. Mary's Drama Guild
The St. Mary's Drama Guild is gearing up for its 63rd anniversary year with a blockbuster live musical production of "WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY," directed by Ms. Ann Smith.  Ms. Smith s...
Apr 27, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 79 79 recommendations | email to a friend
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Nashville by way of Brooklyn
Brooklyn-based singer Risa Binder on love, Cobble Hill & kindness
Apr 27, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 73 73 recommendations | email to a friend
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A "charming" fashion trend
Classic charm bracelets make for a unique, timeless gift
Apr 19, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 64 64 recommendations | email to a friend
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Interstate Projects showcases "Bad Girls"
In 1994 Marcia Tucker, the founder and director of the New Museum, organized an exhibition entitled Bad Girls that included works by more than 60 artists who were creating art that resonated with h...
Apr 19, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 65 65 recommendations | email to a friend
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Spooky stories of horror fill pages of "Night Shivers"
Brooklyn author aims to scare, entertain, and even inspire with first book
Apr 11, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 76 76 recommendations | email to a friend
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A spring fling in Queens with dance, music & circus
This upcoming week lots of things to do in Queens
Apr 10, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
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Step into spring with the Brooklyn Vintage Crawl
Part of Shop, Drop & Drink event, it's sure to leave you ready for the new season
Apr 04, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 64 64 recommendations | email to a friend
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QNSalon: A cultural salon to connect Queens women
A new initiative to connect women all across Queens is taking shape and its focus is on attracting women who in turn, help shape the borough. QNSalon (pronounced Queens Salon) is a cultural salon t...
Mar 28, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 62 62 recommendations | email to a friend
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Brooklyn Bridge Park pays homage to spring
A roundup of fun things to do at the DUMBO park
Mar 28, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 71 71 recommendations | email to a friend
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Brooklyn Village show celebrates creative past
Brooklyn Philharmonic partners with Roulette for an experience
Mar 21, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 60 60 recommendations | email to a friend
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Daring creativity blooms in this season's floral decor
(ARA Content) - A little black dress, a great pair of jeans and a leather jacket - some styles never go out of fashion. Some elements of home decor share that same sense of timelessness, and none m...
Mar 21, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
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Shots of the "underdog" borough
Sunnyside photographer showcases Queens in his works
Mar 21, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 61 61 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tanzania's President Kikwete attends the Ordinary session of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the AU at the African Union headquarters in Ethiopia's capital Addis AbabaBy Fumbuka Ng'wanakilala DAR ES SALAAM (Reuters) - Tanzania's President Jakaya Kikwete promised to end a wave of killings of albinos, saying the witchcraft-related murders were shaming his east African nation. Activists say attackers have killed at least 75 albinos in Tanzania since 2000 to use their body parts in rituals.     "We will not allow things to escalate as they did in previous years," Kikwete said in a national address late on Monday. "I believe that with close cooperation between the government and society, we will succeed in ending these killings of persons with albinism and rid our nation of this shame." There are about 200,000 albinos in Tanzania, most of them easily recognisable as they lack pigment in their skin, eyes and hair.     Witch doctors often tell clients that albino body parts will bring them luck in love, life and business. Similar beliefs exist in other African societies, but activists say attacks on albinos are particularly prevalent in Tanzania.     "It is a false belief that if someone has the body part of a person with albinism, this will bring success in business, fishing and mining activities.


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Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche presents the new Mercedes GLE 450 AMG Coupe on the first press day of the Geneva International Motor Show Tuesday, March 3, 2015 in Geneva, Switzerland. The show opens its doors to the public March 5 through March 15. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)GENEVA (AP) — Top automakers are vowing to press ahead with weak-selling electric vehicles and zero-emissions technology — even as they unveil powerful, expensive luxury cars sports cars aimed at a growing global automarket.


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Secretary of State John Kerry gestures during a news conference after he delivered remarks to the United Nations Human Rights Council on Monday, March 2, 2015, in Geneva. Kerry discussed ongoing nuclear negotiations with Iran, and tensions with Russia over Ukraine. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)MONTREUX, Switzerland (AP) — Senior U.S. and Iranian officials kicked off the second day of the latest round of nuclear negotiations here on Tuesday as Israel's leader prepared to deliver a speech to Congress denouncing a potential deal as dangerous to the Jewish state and the world.


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