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Are You an Independent or Joint Owner If You Own a Franchise Restaurant?
Feb 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 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 | 23 23 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 | 66 66 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 | 85 85 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 | 123 123 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 | 154 154 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 | 189 189 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 | 250 250 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 | 259 259 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 | 243 243 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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Spartan Race turns Citi Field into obstacle course
Over 8,500 people competed in the Spartan Race held at Citi Field on Saturday. The Citi Field Race was a Spartan Sprint, which is a three-mile long, 15-plus obstacle course. The top three male and ...
Apr 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 126 126 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Sweet Science takes over Resorts World Casino
Undefeated Frank Galarza, 154, knocked out Franklin Gonzalez, 151, in the second round at the top of the card of fights at Resorts World New York in Queens Saturday night sponsored by New Legend Bo...
Apr 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 136 136 recommendations | email to a friend
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With Wood win, Wicked Strong poised for Derby
AT THE TRACK
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St. Joe’s splits two-game contest with SUNY-Canton
Cutrone goes 10 innings to seal win in nightcap
Apr 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 138 138 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lady Bears complete sweep of Lehman
The St. Joseph’s College softball team used an offense that recorded 26 hits and plated 16 runs and a strong pitching performances by junior Jackie Perillo (Howard Beach/Archbishop Molloy) and fres...
Apr 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 135 135 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mets drop 2014 Opening Day game at Citi Field
Had several chances to put the Nationals away
Apr 02, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 127 127 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mendez goes yard four times to break school record
Senior Joe Mendez (Staten Island/Monsignor Farrell) blasted four home runs on the day to become the all-time leader in school history, as the St. Joseph’s College baseball team pounded out 26 runs ...
Apr 02, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 127 127 recommendations | email to a friend
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The whole truth: La Verdad wins
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Apr 02, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 123 123 recommendations | email to a friend
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2014 Heroes Basketball League Signups NOW
The longest running youth basketball league in Queens
Apr 01, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 122 122 recommendations | email to a friend
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Golden Gloves brings boxing action to Variety Club
The Variety Boys and Girls of Club of Queens in Astoria was packed Thursday night, as more than 100 people watched young men and women square off against each other in the annual Golden Gloves boxi...
Mar 26, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 127 127 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cutrone pitches seven scoreless innings in victory
Junior Chris Cutrone (Levittown/Island Trees HS) threw a complete game shutout as the St. Joseph’s College baseball team split a doubleheader with SUNYIT, dropping a 7-6 decision in game one before...
Mar 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 129 129 recommendations | email to a friend
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IS 49 looks for repeat of baseball title
Baseball’s just around the corner, but the season can’t start soon enough for the 49ers from I.S. 49 in Middle Village, the Middle School Baseball League’s defending 2013 Queens borough champions. ...
Mar 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 130 130 recommendations | email to a friend
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True Romansh: a return to form
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Mar 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 107 107 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lady Bears headed back to national championships
The St. Joseph’s College women’s basketball team earned an at-large bid in the 2014 United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) Division I National Championships as the No. 7 seed in the ...
Mar 05, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 142 142 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. SAviour swimmers off to Junior Olympics
Two St. Saviour High School swimmers, Briana Vega (junior) and Caroline Adams (freshman), have qualified for the 2014 Junior Olympics, which will be held from March 14-16 at the Nassau County Aquat...
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Eric Holder arrives at the 46th NAACP Image Awards in PasadenaShopping mall operators need to increase security through more staff, cameras and other techniques in light of threats made against the Mall of America in Minnesota and other shopping centers by Somali-based Islamist militants this week, outgoing U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said. "I certainly think we have to step up our sensitivities to what goes on in these commercial enterprises," Holder said in an interview with CNN that aired on Friday. "It would be the responsible thing for operators of these malls to increase their capabilities when it comes to keeping people safe who are just going about their everyday lives." In a separate interview with Politico, also published on Friday, Holder said he would push in his final weeks in office to lower the standard of proof for civil-rights offenses that would make it easier for the federal government to bring charges in future cases. The Justice Department recently closed its investigation into the shooting of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black teenager, without filing charges against gunman George Zimmerman because of "insufficient evidence." "I think that if we adjust those standards, we can make the federal government a better backstop - make us more a part of the process in an appropriate way to reassure the American people that decisions are made by people who are really disinterested," he told Politico.


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By Fumbuka Ng'wanakilala DAR ES SALAAM (Reuters) - Tanzania's main opposition party called on voters on Friday to boycott a constitutional referendum and said it planned legal steps to block the charter that it says the government is pushing through without wide political input. The CHADEMA party said the ruling Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM), in power since Tanzania's independence from Britain in 1961, had ignored its suggestions for reforms in replacing the current constitution, which dates from 1977 when the east African country was under one-party rule. "We will not participate in the (April 30) referendum," CHADEMA Chairman Freeman Mbowe told Reuters. Opposition leaders will ask a court to block the constitution which they say was passed without a quorum last year by an assembly dominated by CCM after opposition parties walked out in protest.
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Madonna stumbles whilst performing on stage during the Brit Awards 2015 at the 02 Arena in London, Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015. (AP Photo/PA, Yui Mok) UNITED KINGDOM OUT NO SALES NO ARCHIVELONDON (AP) — Madonna says she hit her head and suffered whiplash when she was yanked backward down some steps while performing live at the Brit Awards.


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