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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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St. John's women take Holiday Classic title
The St. John’s women’s basketball team took home its third-consecutive St. John’s-Chartwells Holiday Classic Championship title on Sunday as the Red Storm defeated the UC-Santa Barbara Gauchos, 56-...
Dec 21, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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LIU men able to hold back Army, snatch win
Seven players scored in double-figures for the Long Island University men’s basketball team, which held off a late rally by Army to win, 91-85, on Saturday afternoon at the Wellness, Recreation and...
Dec 21, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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SJU baseball team ranked 26th
It's never too cold for baseball. With the season slated to open in just under two months, the St. John’s baseball team has been ranked No. 26 in the Collegiate Baseball Newspaper preseason poll. T...
Dec 21, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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SFC water polo team headed to Final Four
The St. Francis College men’s water polo Team returned to the top of the East Coast water polo world with an 8-4 victory over Navy at the CWPA Eastern Championships. The win puts the men in the NCA...
Dec 07, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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TCU to join the Big East
Texas Christian University has accepted an invitation for full membership into the Big East Conference, it was announced Monday. The big East, by a vote of its presidents and chancellors, extended ...
Dec 07, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Queens fighter gets a title shot
Last week at the Universal Boxing Gym in Ozone Park, heavyweight contender Vinny Maddalone (33-6, 24KO's) participated in an open media workout in anticipation of his upcoming title fight against T...
Nov 22, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Champ: I'm ready
During a recent media workout, IBF International Heavyweight Champion Tomasz Adamek said he felt his preparation is right where it should be at this time. "I've been training hard for seven weeks w...
Nov 22, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. John's gets first win of the season
First for new head coach Steve Lavin
Nov 22, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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Polee leads SJU in loss
Red Storm rookie Dwayne Polee II was dazzling with 16 points in his collegiate debut, but it was not enough as Clint Steindl scored a career-high 22 points, Matthew Dellavedova added 15 points and ...
Nov 18, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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SJU touts new signings
Lands some of the top talent in the country
Nov 18, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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LIU wins men's basketball season opener
Sophomore Jamal Olasewere scored a career-high 17 points and led a strong effort for the Long Island University men’s basketball team in an 87-64 win over Norfolk State in the 2010-11 opener at the...
Nov 18, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: John Sallhag
Sallhag named to All-NEC team St. Francis senior forward John Sallhag was selected to the All-Northeast Conference Second Team after a sensational final season for the Terriers in 2010. Sallhag, a ...
Nov 18, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Brooklyn/Queens College Basketball Preview
Change is common thread for local teams
Nov 04, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Ice Rink Opens in Glendale
Aviator Queens to open up across from Atlas Park
Nov 04, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
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Freed Miner Chilean to Race in NYC Marathon
Edison Pena ran six miles a day while trapped in a coal mine for 69 days.
Nov 04, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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Chicago Federal Reserve Bank President Charles Evans speaks during the Sasin Bangkok ForumThe Federal Reserve should wait until next year before raising interest rates or risk undermining the very recovery it has helped engineer, a top U.S. central banker said on Wednesday. "Given uncomfortably low inflation and an uncertain global environment, there are few benefits and significant risks to increasing interest rates prematurely," Chicago Federal Reserve Bank President Charles Evans told the Lake Forest-Lake Bluff Rotary Club. Evans, a voting member this year on the Fed's policy-setting panel, stands nearly alone at the central bank with that view.


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Ukrainian coal miners wait in a room before going underground to help search for bodies of colleagues and clear up debris following an explosion at the Zasyadko mine in Donetsk, Ukraine, Wednesday, March 4, 2015. An explosion ripped through a coal mine before dawn Wednesday in war-torn eastern Ukraine, killing at least one miner and trapping more than 30 others underground, rebel and government officials said. One injured miner reported seeing five bodies.(AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)By Maria Tsvetkova DONETSK, Ukraine (Reuters) - Ten miners were confirmed killed and rescuers held out little hope for another 23 who were still missing after a blast at a coal mine in the rebel-held city of Donetsk near the battle front in eastern Ukraine on Wednesday. Mine officials said the explosion was most likely caused by gas and not linked to fighting at the nearby frontline in the war between Moscow-backed rebels and Ukraine government forces. Nevertheless, Kiev suggested the war had made the disaster worse, accusing the separatists of holding up a rescue effort by restricting access.


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Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko makes a statement to the media, with Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi in Kiev, Ukraine, Wednesday, March 4, 2015. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican chairman and ranking Democrat on the House Foreign Affairs Committee are stepping up their pressure on the Obama administration to support Ukraine with weapons to defend against attacks from anti-government insurgents backed by Russia.


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