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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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John F. Hartmann
John F. Hartmann passed away on Monday, December 13, 2010 at the age of 60. He was the beloved Husband of Diann. Loving Father of Jennifer, Laurie and Kelly. Devoted Son of Frank and the late Domen...
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Randolph S. Balz
Randolph S. Balz passed away on Sunday, December 12, 2010 at the age of 59. He was the beloved Son of the late Rudolph and Anna. Cherished Brother of the late Roger Balz. Loving Nephew of Olga Sant...
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Harry P. Macaluso
Harry P. Macaluso passed away on Sunday, November 28, 2010 at the age of 88. He was the beloved Husband of Eleanor. Loving Father of Paula Donnelly and the late Charles Macaluso and Father-in-Law o...
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Gloria Esther de la Iglesia
Gloria Esther de la Iglesia passed away on Monday, December 06, 2010 at the age of 97. She was the beloved Wife of the late Alejandro. Loving Mother of Gloria E. Natiello and Alejandro de la iglesi...
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Adrianne Belts
Adrianne Belts passed away on Saturday, December 11, 2010 at the age of 64. She was the beloved Daughter of the late Edwin and Anne. Cherished Niece of the late Jessie Timko. Dear Cousin of Allan &...
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Oscar Alonso
Oscar Alonso passed away on Wednesday, December 01, 2010 at the age of 83. He was the beloved Husband of Dinorah. Loving Father of Oscar Milton, Rafael Alonso, Dinorah Guido, Rhina Carroll and Geor...
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Elsa U. Slovak
Elsa U. Slovak passed away on Tuesday, November 30, 2010 at the age of 69. She was the beloved Wife of Thomas. Loving Mother of Andrew and Mother-in-Law of Mervat. Devoted Daughter of Ana Uribe. Ch...
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Mary Eiring
Mary Eiring passed away on Thursday, December 02, 2010 at the age of 94. She was the beloved Wife of the late Albert. Loving Sister of Catherine Hoffmann, Joan Webb and the late Margaret Wasniewski...
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Raymond L. Hahn
Raymond L. Hahn passed away on November 15th, 2010. He was the beloved Husband of Kathleen. Dear cousin of Arlene D’Agostino. Mr. Hahn served in the US Marine Corps during the Vietnam Era. Funeral ...
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P. Macaluso
Harry P. Macaluso passed away on Sunday, November 28, 2010 at the age of 88. He was the beloved Husband of Eleanor. Loving Father of Paula Donnelly and the late Charles Macaluso and Father-in-Law o...
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Casale, Anna M. (nee Garone)
Casale, Anna M. (nee Garone) Beloved wife of Joseph, loving Mother of Joseph (Jessica) and the late Elizabeth, cherished Grandmother of Courtney and Lindsey. Dearest daughter of the late Sam and An...
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John William Espanet
John William Espanet passed away on Thursday, November 18, 2010 at the age of 55. He was the beloved Son of the late Lillian Irene and John Espanet . Loving Brother of James A. Espanet and Barbara ...
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Sarah LaBarr
Sarah LaBarr passed away on Thursday, November 18, 2010 at the age of 91. She was the beloved Wife of the late George E. LaBarr. Graveside Services were held on Monday, November 22, 2010 at 1 PM at...
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Marty Viviano
Marty Viviano passed away on November 12, 2010 at the age of 39. He was the beloved husband of Doreen. Devoted Father of Jill & Joseph. Dear Grandfather of Kayla, Kristen & Antonio. Loving Son of t...
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Marion Finn
Marion Finn passed away November 13th, 2010. Beloved Mother of Roger Finn, Diane Huffman, Judith A. Madigan, Doreen Ketterer and Darlene LanFranko. Dear Sister of Arleen Otten. Aslo survived by Fou...
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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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