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Are You an Independent or Joint Owner If You Own a Franchise Restaurant?
Feb 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 57 57 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 | 54 54 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 | 100 100 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 | 118 118 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 | 154 154 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 | 187 187 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 | 220 220 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 | 282 282 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 | 291 291 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 | 271 271 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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Martin V. Sison
Martin V. Sison passed away July 20, 2010. He was the dear friend of Halina Laczny and is survived by his niece Isabel Leach and nephews Gustave and Robert Noble. Funeral mass was at Transfiguratio...
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John Pechenko
John Pechenko passed away July 16, 2010. He was the beloved father of Andrea Thorkelsen and Michael Pechenko. He was the loving grandfather of four and the dear great-grandfather of eight. Funeral ...
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Anthony J. Lafiosca
Anthony J. Lafiosca of Forest Hills died suddenly in his home on June 14, 2010 at the age of 81 years. He was born in Brooklyn, and was the son of the late Concetta and Daniele Lafiosca, and the br...
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Philip A. Civello
Philip A. Civello passed away on Wednesday, July 14, 2010 at the age of 33. He was the beloved son of Phillip J. and Cherise A. and the loving brother of Steven and Michele. He was the cherished gr...
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Margherita Cuttone
Margherita Cuttone passed away on Wednesday, July 14, 2010 at the age of 83. She was the beloved wife of the late Andrea, the loving mother of Charles and Vito and mpother-in-law of Jean and Stella...
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Adele J. Capolongo
Adele J. Capolongo passed away on Wednesday, July 14, 2010 at the age of 90. She was the cherished aunt of Millicent Caporrino. Mass of Christian Burial offered at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church on ...
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Dennis Murphy
Dennis Murphy passed away on Monday, July 12, 2010 at the age of 75. He was the beloved brother of Sheila A. McKenzie and late Robert, Philip, Carol, Patricia and Virginia and dear brother-in-law o...
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George Siplis
George Siplis passed away on Monday, July 12, 2010 at the age of 51. He was the beloved brother of Frank Siplis and Brother-in-law of Karen. Funeral Services were held at Papavero Funeral Home on F...
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Nicolaos V. Bilis
Nicolaos V. Bilis passed away on Wednesday, July 7, 2010 at the age of 64. He was the beloved husband of Ivi. He was the loving father of Athena Bilis Kaouris and Marina Bilis Mitropoulos and Fathe...
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Lois A. Keen
Lois A. Keen passed away on Wednesday, July 7, 2010 at the age of 76. She was the beloved wife of the late Robert E. She was the loving mother of Karen Sisk, Robin Fleichman, Donna Marino, Ray Keen...
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Frank J. Vitale
Frank J. Vitale passed away on Tuesday, July 6, 2010 at the age of 86. He was the beloved husband of Irene. He was the loving father of Thomas and Frankie. He was the dear brother of Louise Vallone...
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Fred DeNicola
Fred DeNicola passed away on Friday, July 9, 2010 at the age of 59. He was the beloved brother of Paula Chapman and Francesca Russo. He was the beloved brother-in-law of Rich and Rocco. He was the ...
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Ann Gunning
Ann Gunning passed away on Thursday, July 1, 2010 at the age of 98. She was the beloved Wife of the late John, the loving Mother of Sean, and the Mother-in-Law of Emily. She was the cherished Grand...
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Rose Marrone
Rose Marrone passed away on Thursday, June 24, 2010 at the age of 95. She was the beloved Wife of the late Michael, and the Loving Mother of the late Vincent and Michael. She was the cherished Aunt...
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Donald R. Byers
Donald R. Byers passed away on Sunday, February 21, 2010 at the age of 79. He was the beloved husband of Mildred. He was the loving father of Laura Hauss, Donna Nemeth, Diana Byers, Donald J. Byers...
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US investigators launched dawn raids Tuesday on two dozen Los Angeles locations suspected of offering "maternity tourism" for mostly Chinese mothers wanting to give birth in the United StatesUS investigators launched dawn raids Tuesday on dozens of Los Angeles locations suspected of offering "maternity tourism" services for mostly Chinese mothers wanting to give birth in the United States. The raids targeted apartment complexes in the Irvine, Rancho Cucamonga, Rowland Heights and Walnut districts outside LA where the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency says foreign clients are housed. Kice said the raids, in three dozen locations overall, aimed to gather "further evidence related to a variety of possible criminal violations, including visa and tax fraud, money laundering, and conspiracy." According to ICE, the maternity tourism businesses cater mostly to Chinese women who pay $15,000-$50,000 for the services, which can include getting social security numbers and US passports for their offspring. Kice added that investigators alleged that "the operators of the maternity tourism businesses coached clients to misrepresent the purpose of their visit in order to obtain tourist visas to enter the US." "Business operators also instructed clients to wear loose clothing on their inbound flights and not carry baby paraphernalia in their luggage to avoid arousing suspicion when being inspected" by US customs officers.


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Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif addresses Human Rights Council at UN in GenevaBy Arshad Mohammed MONTREUX, Switzerland (Reuters) - Iran rejected on Tuesday as "unacceptable" U.S. President Barack Obama's demand that it freeze sensitive nuclear activities for at least 10 years but said it would continue talks on a deal, Iran's semi-official Fars news agency reported. Iran laid out the position as the U.S. and Iranian foreign ministers met for a second day of negotiations and as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivered a stinging critique of the agreement they are trying to hammer out. Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met a day after Obama told Reuters that Iran must commit to a verifiable halt of at least 10 years on sensitive nuclear work for a landmark atomic deal to be reached. "Iran will not accept excessive and illogical demands," Zarif was quoted by Fars as saying.


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FILE -In this Feb. 26, 2015 file photo, First lady Michelle Obama speaks in Washington. Michelle Obama will promote educating girls around the world during a mid-March visit to U.S. ally Japan, and to Cambodia, a place where the government's record on human rights gave her husband pause during a reluctant visit a couple of years ago. Mrs. Obama will visit Tokyo and Kyoto, Japan, from March 18-20 and end the trip with a March 21-22 stop in Siem Reap in northwestern Cambodia, the White House said Tuesday. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has announced a new government-wide initiative to help millions of girls around the world attend and stay school.


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