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Are You an Independent or Joint Owner If You Own a Franchise Restaurant?
Feb 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 61 61 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 | 59 59 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 | 104 104 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 | 122 122 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 | 158 158 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 | 191 191 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 | 224 224 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 | 286 286 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 | 295 295 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 | 275 275 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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No more cash cow
Dear Editor: On February 3, Mayor Bill de Blasio delivered the State of the City speech. It was a speech that offered zero relief to the financially overburdened co-op and condo community. A main f...
Feb 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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One NYC
Dear Editor: For far too long, the boroughs of Queens, Brooklyn, the Bronx, and Staten Island have been denigrated as the “outer boroughs” of New York City. The media, the politicians and even the ...
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GOP on rise in NYC
Dear Editor: The GOP promotes the tried and true principles of maximum personal freedom, limited government, public safety, national security, and the American Dream, which are the values that have...
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Facts about the Fed
Dear Editor: Most Americans have no real understanding of the operation of bankers or where money comes from. Consequently many are indifferent to the machinations of the Federal Reserve. I implore...
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Preserve Richmond Hill
Dear Editor: My family lived in a one-family house with a gorgeous interior renovation in the Colonial style on 102nd Street off 90th Avenue from 1967 onward, with the dead end of 90th Avenue abutt...
Feb 04, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
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Overreaction to snow
Dear Editor: The new phenomenon of shutting down all roads, not just major highways, in anticipation of a snowstorm needs to be seriously reexamined. I am the President of Glen Oaks Village, a co-o...
Feb 04, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
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Snow angels
Dear Editor: The public schools are closed. The private schools are closed. There is no mail delivery. The libraries are closed. Wait, is that a person trying to enter the Carroll Gardens Library? ...
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The big payoff
Dear Editor:: Former Council Speaker and losing 2013 mayoral wannabe Christine Quinn finished licking her wounds and came out of the closet. She assisted in the creation of the Women's Equity Party...
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‘Hell’ phones
Dear Editor: on lifting the school cell phone ban in the January 15th issue were right on. Mayor Bill de Blasio's dumb decision will save taxpayers billions of dollars because the Department of Edu...
Jan 28, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 57 57 recommendations | email to a friend
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What science?
Dear Editor: Thanks to the low turnout in the last election, James Inhofe is in charge of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, and Ted Cruz is the chair of the Subcommittee on Space, ...
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For the record
Dear Editor: With all due respect to dispatcher Joseph Manago and his tribute to the late Bess Myerson, I must set the record straight regarding the title she held when competing for Miss America, ...
Jan 28, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
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The welfare state
Dear Editor: Well-intentioned people have misconstrued and transformed the meaning of equality. There is a big difference between the government treating people equally and attempting to make them ...
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Silver's got to go

Dear Editor:
 An old adage says political leaders and diapers must be changed often. Sheldon Silver is a perfect example. He's been "pampered" by cronies in both parties for more than 20 years, le...
Jan 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 56 56 recommendations | email to a friend
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Celebrate Catholic schools
Dear Editor: National Catholic School week begins January 25. I would like to praise Catholic schools for their ongoing contribution to education and for their key role in promoting and ensuring a ...
Jan 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 56 56 recommendations | email to a friend
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A different take on Mario Cuomo
Dear Editor: There is more to the recent passing of former Governor Mario Cuomo. Cuomo was never above using class warfare as an issue to divide and conquer. Remember his reference to Republican gu...
Jan 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 56 56 recommendations | email to a friend
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File photo of a porter carrying luggage past a group of reception staff that are reflected in the floor as they stand in the foyer of the five-star rated Sofitel Hotel in BeijingActivity in China's services sector grew modestly in February as new orders rose at their quickest pace in three months, a private survey showed just a few days after the central bank cut interest rates to stimulate the world's second-largest economy. The PBOC had already cut interest rates in November and reduced the reserve requirement (RRR) - the ratio of cash that banks must set aside as reserves - earlier in February, the first such reduction in over two years.


2015-03-03 21:49:25 -0500
Two convicted Australian drug smugglers were removed on Wednesday from a prison in Bali to be taken to an Indonesian island where they are due to be shot by firing squad, Australian media reported. The planned executions of Myuran Sukumaran, 33, and Andrew Chan, 31, have ratcheted up diplomatic tensions amid repeated pleas of mercy from Australia for the pair.
2015-03-03 21:46:09 -0500

An armored vehicle which is believed to be carrying two Australian death row prisoners Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan, leaves Kerobokan Prison for the airport, in DenpasarBy Johan Purnomo and Darren Whiteside CILACAP, Indonesia (Reuters) - Two convicted Australian drug smugglers were transferred on Wednesday from a Bali prison to an island for execution along with other foreigners, underlining Indonesia's determination to use the death penalty despite international criticism. The planned executions of Myuran Sukumaran, 33, and Andrew Chan, 31, have ratcheted up diplomatic tensions between Australia and Indonesia following repeated pleas for mercy on their behalf.


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