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Are You an Independent or Joint Owner If You Own a Franchise Restaurant?
Feb 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 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 | 46 46 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 | 90 90 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 | 112 112 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 | 148 148 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 | 181 181 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 | 214 214 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 | 275 275 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 | 283 283 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 | 263 263 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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Cyclone Watch: Cyclones Place Eight All-Stars
Getting Stronger: It was another fine week for the Cyclones, as they posted a 5-1 record. Brooklyn feasted on Batavia, sweeping aside the Muckdogs with 4-0, 14-4, and 5-4 wins. Brooklyn then took t...
Aug 13, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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Angle of the Week: Vallone joins children's tennis lessons
Council Member Peter Vallone Jr. gets nowhere near his toes while attempting the stretch with some of Astoria’s youngest tennis players at Astoria Park. Vallone joined dozens of kids at Astoria Par...
Aug 13, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ozone-Howard Blue Devils Honored by Council Member Ulrich
Council Member Eric Ulrich invited members of the Ozone-Howard Blue Devils Little League team to his district office in celebration of their regional division championship, and strong showing in th...
Aug 13, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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Reynaldo Lopez Scores Eighty-One Second Knockout
It was a terrific night of boxing Saturday at the Aviator Sports Complex in Brooklyn that was capped off by former world title challenger, Reynaldo Lopez dropping for Bantamweight champion Mauricio...
Aug 13, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. Joseph’s College (Brooklyn) Enters Final Year of NCAA Division III Provisional Process
The Bears are closer to Division III. St. Joseph’s College (Brooklyn) has moved into the fourth year of the provisional membership process, effective September 1, 2010. If St. Joseph’s successfully...
Aug 12, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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Streaking Brooklyn Cyclones in First Place
Staten Island Sweep: Aberdeen and the Staten Island Yankees proved to be no match for the Brooklyn Cyclones last week. Brooklyn swept aside all challengers, winning five straight games, including b...
Aug 05, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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Heroes Basketball: Slap Chop celebrates a win over BQE Ballers 39-38
It was a close game in the 21 & under boys division of the Heroes hoops last week. On Thursday, Slap Chop beat the BQE Ballers by a finalm score of 39 to 38. It was a very close game all the way to...
Aug 05, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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On Point Cyclones Win At Madison Square Garden
On the weekend of July 11th and 12th, the On Point Cyclones were at a tournament at Ramapo College in New Jersey, the Tournament Of Champions - Road To The Garden. The team played 4 games and place...
Aug 04, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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Professional Boxing to return to Brooklyn at Barclays
Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment and Golden Boy Promotions are teaming of major professional boxing back to Brooklyn at the Barclays Center. 
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78th Precinct Youth Council Gears Up for Fall Activities
BROOKLYN, N.Y. (CSD) – Following a highly successful baseball season involving a variety of division and tournament championships, the 78th Precinct Youth Council is gearing up for its fall flag fo...
Jul 29, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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New course draws large crowd for Queens half-marathon
More than 3,600 runners braved the warm temperatures Saturday morning to participate in the Queens half-marathon. Michael Dixon was the top male runner, crossing the finish line with a time of 1:14...
Jul 29, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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New course draws large crowd for Queens half-marathon
More than 3,600 runners braved the warm temperatures Saturday morning to participate in the Queens half-marathon. Michael Dixon was the top male runner, crossing the finish line with a time of 1:14...
Jul 29, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Brookyln Cyclones go streaking, win six straight games
Cyclone Watch: July 22
Jul 22, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Heroes Basketball Update: July 11-17
BQE Ballers pull out a win over Force, 56-38 The BQE Ballers took control on Thursday, defeating Force, 56 to 38. The game was set on fast breaks, and many spectacular plays were made.Dennis Hot le...
Jul 21, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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TOP TEN Places We Got To Catch The FIFA WORLD CUP!
NEVADA SMITH’s in Manhattan. No greater venue in NYC for soccer than two-story packed-to-the-gills NEVADA SMITH’S (“Where Football Is Religion!”), especially if it’s England you’re rooting for. Mer...
Jul 16, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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BAGHDAD (AP) — Backed by allied Shiite and Sunni fighters, Iraqi security forces on Monday began a large-scale military operation to recapture Saddam Hussein's hometown from the Islamic State extremist group, state TV said, a major step in a campaign to reclaim a large swath of territory in northern Iraq controlled by the militants.
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Britain's Prince William faces the media as he tours the Forbidden City during his visit to Beijing, on March 2, 2015Britain's Prince William met China's Communist President Xi Jinping on Monday before strolling through the Forbidden City, the former home of the country's deposed imperial dynasties. Xi warmly welcomed the second-in-line to the British throne, making the highest-profile visit to China by a member of the royal family since Queen Elizabeth II and her husband Prince Philip in 1986. William was met by the Chinese leader on the first full day of a trip which comes as London and Beijing have traded diplomatic barbs over pro-democracy demonstrations in Hong Kong, a former British colony. "The British royal family has great influence not just in Britain but across the world," Xi said.


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A masked, black-clad militant brandishes a knife in this still image from videoBy Andrew Osborn LONDON (Reuters) - Islamist militant Mohammed Emwazi, identified as 'Jihadi John,' was a member of a network in contact with one of the men convicted of trying to bomb the British capital's underground railway in 2005, according to the government. The man dubbed by British media "Jihadi John" has fronted Islamic State videos from Syria that showed either the killing or bodies of victims including British, U.S. and Japanese citizens and Syrian soldiers. U.S. security sources last week identified the man, who appeared clad in black and brandishing a knife, as Mohammed Emwazi. The British government's view is set out in court papers, reviewed by Reuters and publicly available on the Internet, which refer to 2011 and 2013 British legal hearings concerning two of Emwazi's London associates, known only as Iranian-born "CE" and Ethiopian-born "J1." The court papers reported in the Observer and Sunday Telegraph newspapers, offer a fleeting glimpse of Emwazi's life in London before he left for Syria.


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