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Are You an Independent or Joint Owner If You Own a Franchise Restaurant?
Feb 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 62 62 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 | 60 60 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 | 105 105 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 | 123 123 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 | 159 159 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 | 192 192 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 | 225 225 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 | 289 289 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 | 298 298 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 | 278 278 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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Expression makes aggressive move to win at Big A
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Dec 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 68 68 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. Joseph’s celebrates opening of new athletic facility
Lady Bears lose first home game on new court in Clinton Hill
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Tight defense helps St. Joe’s roll past Cedar Crest
The St. Joseph’s College women’s basketball team played stifling defense throughout the game as they led wire-to-wire and defeated Cedar Crest, 55-32 Monday night at Brooklyn Technical High School....
Dec 02, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. Joe’s men continue hot start
Three different Bears reached the 20-point scoring mark as St. Joseph’s never trailed in a 89-74 victory over Southern Virginia on Saturday afternoon. Junior Michael Megafu (Jamaica/Nazareth Region...
Dec 02, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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Second time’s a charm for Private Zone in Cigar Mile
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Honors for LIU’s Zanna
LIU Brooklyn redshirt freshman Nura Zanna was named Northeast Conference Men’s Basketball Rookie of the Week. After sitting out all of last year due to a wrist injury, Zanna made an immediate impac...
Dec 02, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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SJU women remain undefeated
The Red Storm (5-0) cruised to victory on Sunday afternoon, leading wire-to-wire and securing the best start in the Joe Tartamella era with a 71-49 victory over Wagner (0-5) in Carnesecca Arena. “I...
Dec 02, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Top 10-ranked Gonzaga holds off St. John’s at MSG
St. John’s stayed in the game, but in the end Gonzaga was just too tough, defeating the Johnnies 73-66 in the NIT Season Tip-Off Championship Friday at Madison Square Garden. St. John’s held the No...
Dec 02, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. Joseph’s falls to host team in Basketball Classic
The Bears’ perfect season is no longer. The St. Joseph’s College men’s basketball team was downed by host Eastern Nazarene, 78-71, in the Eastern Nazarene College Basketball Classic Final on Saturd...
Nov 25, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. Joseph’s women remain undefeated on the season
Samantha Retas (Brooklyn/Bishop Kearney) recorded a double-double and Jamilynn McGowan (Staten Island/Michael J. Petrides) notched a career-high in scoring as the St. Joseph’s College women’s baske...
Nov 25, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Readthebyline, Vicki’s Dancer take NYSS stakes
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Mets brass decide to shorten Citi Field fences - again
The New York Mets are looking to make things a little more friendly for their left-handed pull hitters next season. General manager Sandy Alderson and COO Jeff Wilpon hosted the media at Citi Field...
Nov 25, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. John’s men start season with a couple of wins
The St. John’s men’s basketball team opened the second half with a blistering 21-0 run, propelling the Red Storm to a 94-81 victory over Franklin Pierce on Monday night at Carnesecca Arena in the N...
Nov 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. Joe’s looks to go 3-0 for first time under Cocozello
The St. Joseph’s College men’s basketball outscored Maritime College, 45-29, in the second half to rally from 13 down and took a 67-58 victory on Sunday afternoon at Riesenberg Hall Gym to close ou...
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Hard time for Rocks
The NY Shamrocks were knocked out of the Flamhaft Cup in Yonkers on Sunday by EDSL side South Stars, losing 2-1 in tough conditions. Midfielder Sean Doran opened up the scoring from a free kick aft...
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WHO has for more than a decade recommended keeping sugar consumption below 10 percent of a person's total daily energy intake -- a target it considers clearly supported by scientific evidence which countries should adopt as policyThe World Health Organization on Wednesday urged the recommended daily intake of hidden sugar be halved, as it steps up the fight against obesity. The UN health agency had previously issued guidelines that sugars should make up less than 10 percent of a person's total daily energy intake, but in a new twist urged countries to strive for half that amount. The UN agency pointed out that much of the so-called free sugars we consume today are "hidden" in processed foods that are not usually seen as sweet such as ketchup, which contains a full teaspoon of sugar in each tablespoon. WHO has for more than a decade recommended keeping sugar consumption below 10 percent of a person's total daily energy intake -- a target it considers clearly supported by scientific evidence which countries should adopt as policy.


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Mexican soldiers launched a crackdown against the Zetas -- the country's largest and most powerful drug gang -- in 2012Mexican federal forces captured Zetas drug cartel leader Omar Trevino outside the northern industrial city of Monterrey on Wednesday, dealing a new blow to the feared gang. The suspect known as "Z-42" was detained by federal police and soldiers in the suburb of San Pedro Garza Garcia, Nuevo Leon state, two federal officials said. Trevino, 41, took the helm of the Zetas after his brother, Miguel Angel Trevino or "Z-40", was captured by marines in the northeastern state of Tamaulipas in July 2013. The US State Department had offered a $5 million reward for information leading to Omar Trevino's arrest.


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A general picture shows the skyline of Tanzania's port cty of Dar es SalaamTanzania will get a $300 million concessional loan from the World Bank's International Development Association (IDA) to help improve roads and other facilities in its commercial capital of Dar es salaam, the bank said.    Fast-growing Dar es Salaam generates more than 40 percent of Tanzania’s GDP but is exposed to a range of risks from climate change, including flooding, sea level rise, coastal erosion, water scarcity and insect-borne diseases. The credit from IDA, which gives grants or low-interest loans to the world's poorest countries, will boost the capacity of local governments in the east African country’s biggest city of 4.6 million people to better plan and provide services. Philippe Dongier, World Bank Tanzania country director, said in a statement seen by Reuters on Wednesday that investments in infrastructure over the next five years would help improve a city envisaged to have 10 million people in 15 years.


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