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Do You Have to Pay On-Call Employees for Their Time On-Call?
Mar 04, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Stephen D. Hans When you hire certain employees for on-call services, questions often arise about wages and hours. The Fair Labor Standards Act (FSLA) addresses the issue of on-call employe...
Are You an Independent or Joint Owner If You Own a Franchise Restaurant?
Feb 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 63 63 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 | 124 124 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 | 160 160 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 | 193 193 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 | 290 290 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 | 299 299 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 ...

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Resorts World hosts live boxing event on CBS
Casino hopes it is the first of more to come
Feb 19, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kew-Forest School revamps athletic programs
The school is looking to expand their programs to help teach students about competitive athletics as well as responsibility.
Feb 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. Joe's lets second-half lead slip away
St. Joseph's College (12-7) fell 92-87 on Saturday afternoon after leading by as many as 17 late in the second-half, succumbing to The College of Staten Island's (13-5) furious comeback run. Michae...
Jan 28, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 60 60 recommendations | email to a friend
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Coack K picks up 1,000th win over St. John's
For a while, it looked like St. John's would stall a historic moment in NCAA basketball history. St. John’s led No. 5 Duke by 10 points with 8:35 to play but could not hold on, falling 77-68 to the...
Jan 28, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sandlot Athletic Alliance to celebrate 75 years
Group dedicated to promoting baseball among NY youth
Jan 16, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 64 64 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. Joe's women fall to Jersey City U.
The St. Joseph's women's basketball team could not hold onto their halftime lead even with two players having double-doubles, as they fell to New Jersey City University, 63-56, in Jersey City on Mo...
Jan 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 69 69 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. John's women top Crieghton
The Red Storm excelled on both ends of the floor Sunday afternoon, allowing a season-low 38 points and shooting a blistering 74 percent in the second half to down Creighton, 61-38, in Omaha. “I was...
Jan 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 68 68 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. John's gets first confernce win
Second-half run secures road victory over Providence
Jan 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 65 65 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lady Bears cruise to victory over rival Golden Eagles
Samantha Retas (Brooklyn/Bishop Kearney) led a balanced offensive attack with her third straight double-double as the St. Joseph’s (Brooklyn) women’s basketball team defeated St. Joseph’s (Long Isl...
Dec 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 77 77 recommendations | email to a friend
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Trainer looks back on best year of his career
AT THE TRACK
Dec 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 77 77 recommendations | email to a friend
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Comeback secures win for men in Hill Center debut
The St. Joseph’s College (Brooklyn) men’s basketball team erased a 13-point deficit with a strong second-half comeback against rivals St. Joseph’s (Long Island), winning 69-66 in their Hill Center ...
Dec 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 75 75 recommendations | email to a friend
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Red Hawks center lands scholarship to Div II school
LaGuardia Red Hawks center Charles Williams has made school history, becoming the first LaGuardia Community College basketball player to sign an athletic scholarship to attend a four-year college. ...
Dec 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 78 78 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. John's women still undefeated
The Red Storm shot a season-best 54.5 percent from the floor and saw eight different players score on Sunday afternoon, as St. John’s improved to 9-0 with a 66-42 win at home over NJIT. “Obviously ...
Dec 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 77 77 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. John’s improves to 8-1 with rout of Fordham
Rysheed Jordan matched a career-best with a game-high 24 points and D’Angelo Harrison added 22 as No. 24 St. John’s cruised to a 74-53 victory against Fordham at the MSG Holiday Festival. The Red S...
Dec 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 77 77 recommendations | email to a friend
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Arm wrestlers compete for the title of ‘Golden Arm’
The New York Arm Wrestling Association recently hosted the 37th Annual Empire State Golden Arm Tournament of Champions at Cheap Shots Bar in Flushing. Over 70 contestants and 200 spectators took pa...
Dec 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 77 77 recommendations | email to a friend
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Former England's manager Sven-Goran Eriksson gets his new uniform during a news conference by Chinese Super League (CSL) club Shanghai East Asia, in Shanghai, on November 18, 2014China's football season kicks off this week with hopes of a resurgence for the beautiful game after former England boss Sven-Goran Eriksson and rookie coach Fabio Cannavaro put the league among the world's biggest spenders. Chinese Super League (CSL) clubs spent 122.2 million euros ($165 million) during the recently closed winter transfer window, almost double last year's figure, second only to the English Premier League (186.8 million euros) and ahead of Italy's Serie A, according to statistics from German website transfermarkt. Socceroo Tim Cahill, once of Everton, is the star name among the 47 foreign imports -- including many Brazilians -- who will double the number of overseas players in the competition. Chinese President Xi Jinping -- who state media describe as an "avid" fan -- backed a "football reform plan" last week.


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FILE - In this Jan. 23, 2013 file photo, then-Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, on the deadly September attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans. Congressional aides say the special House committee investigating the 2012 attacks on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya, will issue subpoenas for Clinton's personal emails. The aides say that possible as early as Wednesday, the committee will seek the additional material from the potential 2016 Democratic presidential candidate. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans are signaling that questions about Hillary Rodham Clinton's use of a private email account while she was secretary of state will follow her into her widely anticipated presidential campaign.


2015-03-05 01:17:11 -0500

China has lowered its 2015 economic growth target to "approximately seven percent", as authorities seek a more sustainable path for the world's second-largest economy after its decades-long boomChina lowered its 2015 economic growth target to "approximately seven percent" Thursday, scaling down expectations in the face of "formidable" difficulties for the world's second-largest economy after its decades-long boom. The figure announced by Premier Li Keqiang is the lowest since a similar goal in 2004 and comes after China's gross domestic product (GDP) expanded 7.4 percent in 2014, the slowest pace in 24 years. Last year's target was "about 7.5 percent". Beijing also reduced multiple other targets including trade growth and inflation.


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