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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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Feat of the Week: Appel runs for Charity at NYC Marathon
On Sunday afternoon, November 1st, Alissa Appel crossed the finish line at the New York City Marathon four hours and 59 minutes after beginning the race in Staten Island. Running for the IBD Kids c...
Nov 04, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 89 89 recommendations | email to a friend
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Athlete of the week: Jessica Lintner
The Hudson Valley Women’s Athletic Conference (HVWAC) Tennis Championship was held over the weekend at the National Tennis Center in Flushing, NY. Senior Jessica Lintner earned the first individual...
Nov 04, 2009 | 2 2 comments | 56 56 recommendations | email to a friend
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NFL Pick 'Em, Week 8

Oct 30, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jesse Rack: Athlete of the Week
Rack already earned a piece of history last season, when he helped the Bulls reach their first MAC championship and bowl game in the school's history.
Oct 28, 2009 | 1 1 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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Red Storm Tip-Off Season with Fans
Nearly 1200 students, fans and alumni filled the Taffner Field House on Thursday night for the annual Red Storm Tip-Off in Queens, NY. The gymnasium was packed with spectators, eager to catch a gli...
Oct 28, 2009 | 1 1 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
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An arena grows in Brooklyn, but a fan base grows in Queens
Nets would be wise to continue to show Queens love
Oct 28, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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Nets Top 76ers, 110-88, At Newly-Renovated Carnesecca Arena
Related: An arena grows in Brooklyn, but a fan base grows in Queens QUEENS, N.Y. (Oct. 23, 2009) – St. John’s students, alumni, fans and friends took advantage of the opportunity to watch current N...
Oct 28, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Wheelchair Sports Federation Continues To Inspire
Sure, you can consider guys like Alex Rodriguez and Manny Ramirez to be heroes – why not? After all, you’re well aware of the attendant complications to said hero worship because of factors like th...
Oct 22, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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Athlete of the Week: Gabriel Vazquez St. John’s Prep Cross Country
Vazquez is hoping to break the school’s record of 13:34 in the 4000-meter run.
Oct 22, 2009 | 4 4 comments | 67 67 recommendations | email to a friend
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One to Watch: Semso Nikocevic St. Francis Men’s Soccer
Despite ranking second on the team in points with three goals and two assists, stats fail to capture the full impact of St. Francis playmaker, Semso Nikocevic.
Oct 22, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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Feat of the Week: St. John’s Men’s Soccer Keeps Winning at Home
The men’s soccer team at St. John’s University extended its undefeated streak at home to 18 games when they beat No. 7 ranked Louisville 3-2 in overtime.
Oct 22, 2009 | 2 2 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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ASA Football Gets Big Win Against #15 Lackawanna 19-18
The ASA Avengers picked up its biggest win thus far of its young existence as a program over the #15 nationally ranked Lackawanna College Falcons by the close score of 19-18.
Oct 22, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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NFL Pick 'Em: Week 6

Oct 16, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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In Bocce, Experience Prevails
In a sport for which disputed calls, heated arguments, and old fashioned trash talking are as much a part of the game as a player’s ability to finesse a weighted orb towards a smaller target, Vison...
Oct 14, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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William Hunter: Athlete of the Week
Hunter, a native of Queens, was dominant on the football field.
Oct 14, 2009 | 5 5 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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South Africa's AB de Villiers celebrates reaching his 150 against the West Indies at the Sydney Cricket Ground on February 27, 2015Ireland go into Tuesday's World Cup clash against South Africa in Canberra faced with a question that even fanciful Test nations have struggled to find an answer for. How does one tame the rampaging AB de Villiers before he destroys the rivals' bowling attack, dents their morale and leaves them dumbstruck by what just hit them? The West Indies once more suffered at the hands of the South African captain who, despite a stomach illness, smashed an audacious 162 off 66 balls with 17 boundaries and eight sixes in Sydney on Friday to fashion a 257-run win. The Proteas, one of the pre-tournament favourites, needed the brutal attack by their 31-year-old captain to steady the ship after they were stunned by India by 130 runs at the Melbourne Cricket Ground a week ago.


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US Secretary of State John Kerry (right) shakes hand with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov prior to a meeting in Geneva, on March 2, 2015US Secretary of State John Kerry held tense talks with his Russian counterpart in Geneva Monday to end fighting in Ukraine, where the UN says more than 6,000 have died in less than a year. The meeting with Sergei Lavrov in an upscale Geneva hotel came less than a week after Kerry accused Moscow of lying to his face about its involvement in the conflict, which has triggered the worst post-Cold War crisis between the US and its allies, and Russia. High-stakes talks between Kiev and Moscow were also set to get under way in Brussels to resolve a bitter gas dispute which threatens deliveries to Europe, after Russia began direct supplies to parts of separatist-held eastern Ukraine.


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Britain's Prince William poses for a photos as he tours the Forbidden City during his visit to Beijing, on March 2, 2015Britain's Prince William met China's Communist President Xi Jinping in Beijing on Monday before strolling through the Forbidden City, the former home of the country's deposed imperial dynasties. Xi warmly welcomed the second-in-line to the British throne, making the highest-profile visit to China by a member of the royal family since Queen Elizabeth II and her husband Prince Philip in 1986. William was met by the Chinese leader on the first full day of a trip which comes as London and Beijing have traded diplomatic barbs over pro-democracy demonstrations in Hong Kong, a former British colony. "The British royal family has great influence not just in Britain but across the world," said Xi, who is due to visit Britain himself later this year.


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