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Are You an Independent or Joint Owner If You Own a Franchise Restaurant?
Feb 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 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 | 21 21 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 | 62 62 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 | 81 81 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 | 119 119 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 | 150 150 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 | 185 185 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 | 246 246 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 | 255 255 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 | 239 239 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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Long Island University Blackbirds fly higher in Northeast Conference play
At the start of the season, we predicted that in a best-case scenario, the Long Island University Blackbirds would ride a weak Northeast Conference right into the NCAA tournament. Well, so far so g...
Jan 21, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bishop Loughlin loses Battle Against Hills West, Jayvaughn Pinkston wins War (of Words)
Pinkston scored 34 points, including a three pointer at the end of regulation to force overtime.
Jan 21, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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Games to Watch: January 21-January 27
Thursday, January 21 7:30 pm: Wagner at Long Island University: LIU won this game by fifteen points last week. With the Blackbirds still sitting in first place in the NEC, it’s hard to see Wagner p...
Jan 21, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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York Men's Basketball Undefeated in CUNYAC
York’s men’s basketball team, always competitive in the CUNYAC conference, is off to another strong start this season.
Jan 14, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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Xaverian Clippers Clubbed by Christ the King
Christ the King defeated Xaverian 69-58 in front of a packed house of Clipper fans in Brooklyn, NY.
Jan 14, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. Anastasia Boys Intermediate Wins St. Gregory’s Christmas Championship
On Sat. Dec. 26th the St. Greg’s Christmas Tournament kicked off with the last St. Gregory’s Team facing St. Anastasia. Anthony Santino #24, started the game by firing off one of this signature 3 p...
Jan 14, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Games to Watch: january 14-January 20
The Knicks are in the thick of the playoff chase, the Gang Green looks to take another Super step, and the CHSAA season heats up; just another great week of local games. Thursday, January 14 7:00 p...
Jan 14, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kiara Evans: Athlete of the Week
Evans dropped a school record 15 assists in LIU’s 83-62 win over North Dakota.
Jan 07, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Davontay Grace: One to Watch
The Johnnies may have just pulled off a recruiting coup. On Friday, Davontay Grace, a junior at Thomas Jefferson High School, verbally committed to attend St. John’s next season. Grace, a 6-1 point...
Jan 07, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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Top Ten Local Sports Stories from 2009
What a year it’s been, huh folks? This year we’ve seen everything, from collapses to comebacks, from chokes to championships.
Dec 30, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
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Games to Watch: December 31-January 6
Most of the local colleges and high schools are off enjoying well-deserved winter breaks, but there’s still plenty of sports action for your viewing pleasure this week.
Dec 30, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kayode Ayeni: One to Watch
A year ago, St, Francis was 3-7 when swingman Kayode Ayeni went down with a torn ACL. The injury to Ayeni, who was averaging 13 points and 8 rebounds, nearly torpedoed the Terrier’s season. A year ...
Dec 22, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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Athlete of the Week: Omar Calhoun, Christ the King Basketball
Omar Calhoun, the sophomore sensation from Christ the King, was itching to get on the court this season. Now, after two solid performances over the weekend, we can all understand why. His first var...
Dec 20, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
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NFL Pick 'Em, Week 15

Dec 19, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bishop Loughlin Basketball Preview
Jayvaughn Pinkston made his college choice official. He turned down Tennessee, St. John’s, Seton Hall and Marquette to attend Villanova University. However, the Wildcats will have to wait until nex...
Dec 17, 2009 | 2 2 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
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An aerial view shows the scene of a double-decker Metrolink train derailment in Oxnard, CaliforniaBy Dana Feldman VENTURA, Calif. (Reuters) - A driver who was taken into custody after his truck was hit by a Southern California commuter train in a fiery wreck that injured 50 people was released on Thursday after prosecutors declined to file criminal charges, inmate records showed. Jose Alejandro Sanchez-Ramirez, 54, was arrested on suspicion of hit-and-run after police said they found him walking and talking on a cell phone "in distress" more than a mile from the scene of Tuesday's destruction in Oxnard, California. Oxnard police have said Sanchez-Ramirez was taken into custody for leaving the scene of the crash and that they were investigating whether drugs and alcohol were a factor. "While charges will not be filed at this time, the arrest of Jose Alejandro Sanchez-Ramirez by the Oxnard Police Department was clearly appropriate and lawful," prosecutors said.


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Boys play with an unloaded submachine gun given to them by Ukrainian servicemen in the village of Chermalyk, northeast of the eastern Ukrainian port of Mariupol, on February 26, 2015The UN Security Council scheduled an emergency session to discuss the fragile ceasefire in Ukraine on Friday, a year to the day since Russian troops and pro-Moscow forces began seizing ports and cities on the Black Sea peninsula of Crimea. The anniversary of the seizure, which triggered the worst standoff in East-West relations since the Cold War, came as the shaky ceasefire between Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian rebels appeared to be holding. Ukraine's military said Thursday it had started withdrawing heavy weapons from the front line, bolstering a peace plan that was meant to come into force on February 15 but only took hold across the conflict zone in recent days. "Ukraine is today (Thursday) beginning the withdrawal of 100mm cannons from the frontline," the army said in a statement.


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By Elvina Nawaguna WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States and five East African countries pledged on Thursday to ease trade flows and set the stage for more U.S. investment, a program that could be extended to other parts of Africa. The agreement commits Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi to cooperate with the United States in customs issues, ease red tape at borders, reduce customs wait times and harmonize trade standards. "We see this agreement and all our work with (East Africa) to date as an important steppingstone, not the final destination," U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman said. China's rapid entry into Africa has fueled a rush to the continent by Western and other economies, including India and Brazil, and the region's economy has grown more than 6 percent in the last decade.
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