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Are You an Independent or Joint Owner If You Own a Franchise Restaurant?
Feb 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 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 | 47 47 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 | 91 91 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 | 113 113 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 | 149 149 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 | 182 182 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 | 215 215 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 | 276 276 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 | 284 284 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 | 264 264 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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Gun control isn’t the answer
Dear Editor: Piers Morgan and Michael Moore and Mayor Bloomberg all misrepresent the purpose of the Second Amendment. The mayor tells us it is for target practice, hunting and sportsmanship. Moore ...
Jul 31, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Free publicity for public advocate
Dear Editor: Does the New York City Charter assign any responsibilities to Public Advocate Bill de Blasio to generate petitions calling for Macy's restoration of future July 4th fireworks back to t...
Jul 25, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cuomo needs to veto new ed bill
Dear Editor: New York State's legislature recently passed a bill requiring public school systems to pay the tuition of special needs students in private schools, if public school conditions don't m...
Jul 25, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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We need to leave United Nations
Dear Editor: What would be wrong if the U.S. government simply minded its own business instead of involving us in every quarrel around the world? Since our involvement in the United Nations in 1945...
Jul 25, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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On a positive note
Dear Editor: I just wanted to compliment Father Paul Wood of Transfiguration and St. Stan's Kosta in Maspeth. He is very, very hard working and very caring and understanding, too. It is a pleasure ...
Jul 25, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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This isn't true health care reform
Dear Editor: The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) – Obamacare - signed into law by President Barack Obama on March 23, 2010, is minimal health care reform in the interests of HMO ...
Jul 18, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Those raises will come post-election
Dear Editor: Here we go again. It's Albany nonsense time. Stories are circulating that at a special session of the legislature, the salons will raise their salary and that Governor Cuomo has alread...
Jul 18, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kudos to Justice Roberts
Dear Editor: Republicans are crying foul because Supreme Court Justice John Roberts remained true to his pledge of being apolitical by voting to uphold the Affordable Care Act. I think the legitima...
Jul 18, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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A sincere thanks
Dear Editor: I would like your readers to know how great Dorie at Assemblyman Michael Miller's office has been, and to publicly thank her for all she did for me over the past week in my struggle wi...
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Con Ed should cut managers, CEO pay
Dear Editor: It's been more than a week since Con Edison locked out its 8,000 union workers and replaced them with 5,000 managers. Since then, we've had frequent power outages and reductions during...
Jul 11, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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The real problem with Obamacare
Dear Editor: We are getting no help from the television newscasters in understanding what the Obamacare issue is really all about. First, it is not the president's job to create laws. Second, the "...
Jul 11, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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U.N. treaty a hypocrisy
Dear Editor: I write to protest the UN-proposed "Small Arms Treaty," which would violate U.S. sovereignty, infringe upon our sacred Second Amendment rights, and also severely penalize our job creat...
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GOP created health care mandate first
Dear Editor: One would think that the Affordable Care Act mandate would be a win-win for both parties. After all, it was their concept and championed by the Heritage Foundation, an American conserv...
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U.S. slipping in education
Dear Editor: It would seem that all Americans would want our youth to be as highly educated as possible. The U.S has fallen to “Average” in international rankings, as released by the Organization f...
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Assembly failed by not passing CPR bill
Dear Editor: It is difficult to express my disappointment that the Assembly did not pass our CPR in Schools bill to ensure that all students learn CPR before graduating from high school. In August ...
Jul 05, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Prices in the 19-nation eurozone were down 0.3 percent in February, much less than the drop of 0.6 percent in January when tumbling energy costs slashed the cost of living, the EU statistics agency Eurostat saidThe eurozone's consumer price downturn eased and jobless figures picked up slightly Monday but the modest improvements were not enough to dispell all fears of a deflationary spiral. Analysts said the figures were welcome although the European Central Bank will still have to pull out all the stops to prevent the economy stalling as oil prices continue to fall sharply, stoking the deflation threat. Consumer prices in the 19-nation eurozone were down 0.3 percent in February, less than the drop of 0.6 percent in January when tumbling energy prices slashed the cost of living, the EU statistics agency Eurostat said. Energy prices alone were down 7.9 percent, slowing only slightly after a fall of 9.3 percent in January, Eurostat said.


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At least eight people were wounded in an explosion near a top court building in central Cairo on Monday, security sources said. While most of the worst attacks in Egypt have hit the Sinai Peninsula, a remote but strategic region bordering Gaza that is a hotbed of Islamist militants, smaller blasts have become increasingly common in Cairo and other cities. Last Thursday there were four bomb attacks in Cairo.
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Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan looks on during a visit to the Emir of Gombe as part of his presidential election campaign in GombeBy Tim Cocks OTUOKE, Nigeria (Reuters) - The most impressive building in Otuoke, Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan's home town in the oil producing Niger Delta, is the multistory mansion complex he has built for himself and close family while in office.     A few hundred metres away, the street where he grew up is a jumble of rusting iron-roofed shacks. Down a dirt side alley, Happiness Ebi smokes fish on a charcoal barbecue, a staple in this swampy southern region.     "We haven't really seen much benefit since our brother became president, except the university," she says, referring to the shiny Federal University Otuoke, completed in 2011, that has about 1,000 students and nearly a third more staff.     "But there's no light, no water here. We're disappointed."     Yet she will vote for him again in a presidential election set for March 28. "Of course," she says, "He's our brother."     Her answer reveals why the delta, historically one of Nigeria's most marginalised regions although its oil provides three quarters of government revenue, could erupt again if Jonathan leaves office.     Otuoke, on the banks of a sand-coloured river, does not feel particularly favoured, although the few cars, well-clothed inhabitants and thriving petty trade show it is doing better than many places.


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