blog roll
our featured bloggers
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...

more blogs

sports
Arm wrestling tourney returning to Queens
The New York Arm Wrestling Association will host the 37th Annual Empire State Golden Arm Tournament of Champions on Sunday, November 23, beginning at 1 p.m. at Cheap Shots Sports Bar, 149-05 Union ...
Nov 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Brooklyn Rugby men cruise in season finale;
Secure spot in division playoffs
Nov 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
St. John's tops St. Thomas, prepares for regular season
D’Angelo Harrison recorded a double-double and five players scored in double-figures as the St. John’s men’s basketball team cruised to a 97-71 exhibition victory against St. Thomas Aquinas at Carn...
Nov 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
St. Joe's soccer standout getting national attention
St. Joseph’s College freshman Cansu Usta was featured in both Sports Illustrated and Newsweek for her athletic accomplishments in women’s soccer. Recognizing her outstanding rookie campaign that cu...
Nov 05, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Tale of two halves as St. John’s returns to the court
It wasn’t going to count for real, but St. John’s came out and played the second half like it was going on their permanent record. “Overall, we were disappointed with our performance in the first h...
Nov 05, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Heavy winds don’t deter marathon supporters
Fans huddled in heavy coats, hats and gloves lined the streets around Court Square in Long Island City to cheer on friends, family members and strangers running the New York City marathon. Waving s...
Nov 05, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Ortiz and Brown capture Belmont fall meet titles
AT THE TRACK
Oct 30, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Brooklyn Rugby women play to a draw in final match
Men win friendly, will try to land a spot in playoffs
Oct 30, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Win sets up a winner-take-all match in Chicago for St. John's
Junior All-American Rachel Daly broke a scoreless tie in the 59th minute on Saturday evening, providing the game-winning tally in a 1-0 victory for the St. John’ s Red Storm at Seton Hall. With the...
Oct 30, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Shamrocks crush Supreme
It has been a perfect October for the NY Shamrocks, with their 6-1 win over NY Supreme at St Michael’s in Woodside on Sunday keeping them well in control at the top of Division Two. A fourth win ov...
Oct 30, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Mixed results for Shamrocks
Although it took them a little time to get up and running, the NY Shamrocks Soccer Club from Queens blew Port Jefferson away at St Michael’s Playground in Woodside on Sunday, firing five goals past...
Oct 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Brooklyn Rugby bounces back with two big wins
Say farewell to longtime players Anzalone & Monginas
Oct 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
New York team places third in Nationals
A team from Queens representing the USTA Eastern Section took home third-place honors at the 2014 USTA Jr. Team Tennis 14-and-Under Advanced National Championships, held at the Cayce Tennis and Fit...
Oct 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Effinex stuns the field in busy day at Belmont Park
AT THE TRACK
Oct 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
One win, one loss for St. Joe’s as they send off seniors
Women handle Washington Adventist, men fall, 3-1
Oct 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
national news

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.


2015-03-03 15:32:54 -0500

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.


2015-03-03 15:29:15 -0500

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.


2015-03-03 15:27:52 -0500