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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 | 297 297 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 | 277 277 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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Alice G. Kustka
Alice G. Kustka passed away on Sunday, February 22, 2015 at the age of 89. Beloved Wife of the late George Kustka. Loving Mother of George Kustka (Chris), Bill Kustka(Sharon) and John Kustka. Cheri...
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Pauline Pelzar
Pauline Pelzar passed away on Friday, February 27, 2015 at the age of 85. Beloved Wife of William Pelzar. Loving Mother of Karen Baisamo. Cherished Grandmother of Joshua. Dear Sister of Henry Walle...
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Nicoletta Mattariello
Nicoletta Mattariello passed away on Monday, March 02, 2015 at the age of 85. Beloved Wife of the late John Mattariello. Loving Mother of Marie Grosso, Janice Fiscina and Linda Wosczyk and Mother-i...
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Catherine V. Thomas
Catherine V. Thomas passed away on Friday, February 27, 2015 at the age of 82. Beloved Sister of the late Theresa Moutopoulos and Elias Thomas. Cherished Aunt. Funeral Services were held at Papaver...
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Erminio Yurman
Erminio Yurman passed away on Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at the age of 83. Beloved Husband of the late Carla Yurman. Loving Father of David Yurman and Steven Yurman. Cherished Grandfather of Davi...
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Benjamin “Bob” Crimi
Benjamin “Bob” Crimi passed away on Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at the age of 75. Beloved Husband of Maureen Crimi (nee Folan). Loving Father of Christina Mundy, Marc Anthony Crimi and Joseph Crimi ...
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Helen V. Flaherty
Helen V. Flaherty March 2, 1919 –March 2, 2015 Happy 96th Birthday in Heaven Mom & Nana! Every day we celebrate your memories & await our time to be with you again. Love you & miss you always & for...
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Jean Jones
Jean Jones passed away on Sunday, February 15, 2015 at the age of 73. Beloved Daughter of the late Jean and Charles Mazzotta. Loving Mother of Christopher Jones and the late Robert Jones Jr. and Mo...
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Peter Flores
Peter Flores passed away on Saturday, February 14, 2015 at the age of 65. Retired from the NYC Department of Parks & Recreation and Grand Master of the Martial Arts with over 55 years of study and ...
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Alice G. Kustka
Alice G. Kustka passed away on Tuesday, February 22, 2015 at the age of 89. Beloved Wife of the late George. Loving Mother of George (Chris) Kustka, Bill (Sharon) Kutska and John Kutska. Cherished ...
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Nidia A. Cabrera
Nidia A. Cabrera passed away on Monday, February 23, 2015 at the age of 87. Beloved Mother of Hector R. Arias and Mother-in-Law of Carmen. Cherished Grandmother of Hector, Steve and Fernando and Gr...
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Elinor Burke
Elinor Burke passed away on Saturday, February 07, 2015 at the age of 99. Beloved Wife of the late Richard. Loving Mother of Richard (Ruth), Ronnie (Jimmy) Casale, Billy (Isabel), and the late Mich...
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Rosemary G. Troni
Rosemary G. Troni passed away on Tuesday, February 03, 2015 at the age of 90. Loving Mother of Barbara Perrini, George Troni and the late Bobby Troni and Mother-in-Law of Joseph and Vicky. Cherishe...
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Elaine Bassler
Elaine Bassler passed away on Sunday, February 08, 2015 at the age of 81. Beloved Sister of the late Lillian Liebold and Sister-in-Law of Howard Liebold. Loving Aunt of Barbara Buonomo and the late...
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Stella Uss
Stella Uss passed away on Sunday, January 25, 2015 at the age of 98. Beloved Cousin and Friend. Mass of Christian Burial was offered at St. Adalbert’s Church on Saturday January 31, 2015 at 11 AM I...
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U.S. Secretary of State Kerry meets his Iranian counterpart Zarif for a new round of nuclear negotiations in MontreuxBy Arshad Mohammed MONTREUX, Switzerland (Reuters) - The U.S. and Iranian foreign ministers wrapped up three days of talks over Iran's nuclear programme on Wednesday, a day after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the deal being negotiated was a serious mistake. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Iran's Mohammad Javad Zarif have negotiated for more than 10 hours since Monday in the Swiss lakeside town of Montreux, hoping to work out a framework deal by late March. "We expect that we (and the Iranians) will regroup bilaterally, with the European Union present as well, on the 15th of March, location to be confirmed but most likely Geneva." Asked if he thought they had made progress, Zarif told reporters: "We have, but a lot of work remains." However, Netanyahu's controversial speech to the U.S. Congress on Tuesday, where he harshly criticised the diplomatic efforts to resolve the dispute, may make it harder for the Obama administration to sell the potential deal back home.


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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) —


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French nuclear group Areva confirmed record net losses in 2014 of 4.8 billion euros ($5.3 billion) after it was forced to absorb costs linked to project delaysFrench nuclear group Areva confirmed Wednesday record net losses in 2014 of 4.8 billion euros ($5.3 billion) after it was forced to absorb costs linked to delays to its flagship next-generation reactor. "The scale of the net loss for 2014 illustrates the two-fold challenge confronting Areva: continuing stagnation of the nuclear operations, lack of competitiveness and difficulties in managing the risks inherent in large projects," chief executive Philippe Knoche said in a statement. Areva has taken a particular hit in the past year from delays in building its Olkiluoto 3 nuclear plant in Finland, as well as difficulties with its renewable energy contracts. The company, which is 87-percent owned by the French state, has suffered in recent years as interest in nuclear power has cooled following the 2011 Fukushima catastrophe in Japan.


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