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Are You an Independent or Joint Owner If You Own a Franchise Restaurant?
Feb 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 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 | 47 47 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 | 91 91 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 | 113 113 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 | 149 149 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 | 182 182 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 | 215 215 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 | 276 276 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 | 284 284 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 | 264 264 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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In the end, St. John’s can’t stop high-flying Syracuse
A college basketball game is 40 minutes long, and you have to play all 40 of them. Just ask St. John’s head coach Steve Lavin, who kept referring to distinctively different parts of the Red Storm’s...
Dec 17, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 108 108 recommendations | email to a friend
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Storm women drop two in Holiday Classic
The St. John’s women’s basketball team closed out the sixth annual St. John’s Chartwells Holiday Classic with a 64-51 loss to James Madison at Carnesecca Arena on Sunday afternoon. The Red Storm is...
Dec 17, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 108 108 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jonesy Boy get first stakes win
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Dec 17, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 93 93 recommendations | email to a friend
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Aqueduct Racing News & Notes
• Ullapool won her third straight race and remained unbeaten in 2013 by using front-running tactics to take the $100,000 Garland of Roses by two lengths over Delightful Quality on Saturday at Aqued...
Dec 11, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 115 115 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. John’s uses hot shooting stretch to down Fordham
Seventeen straight baskets leads to lopsided victory
Dec 11, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 112 112 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. John’s women suffer tough road loss
The St. John’s women’s basketball team suffered its second defeat of the season on Friday evening, falling 69-55 on the road to Auburn. The Red Storm now has a record of 5-2 while the Tigers improv...
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Brooklyn, you now have a new boxing champion
Two weeks after his 33rd birthday, Paulie “The Magic Man” Malignaggi (33-5, 7 KO’s) picked up his 33rd win in a unanimous decision victory over Zab “Super” Judah (42-9, 29 KO’s) in front of his hom...
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St. John’s comes from behind to best Georgia Tech
After trailing Georgia Tech by 15 with less than nine minutes remaining in the first half, the Red Storm came back to take the consolation game in the Barclay’s Center Classic. D’Angelo Harrison sc...
Dec 04, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 129 129 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. Joseph’s College players earn weekly honors
In recognition of their outstanding play for the St. Joseph’s College men’s and women’s basketball teams, Michael Megafu (Brooklyn/Nazareth Regional) was named the United States Collegiate Athletic...
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Flat Out takes Cigar Mile
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Aqueduct Racing News & Notes
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Nov 26, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 136 136 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. John’s men hold off upset scare by Monmouth
Get big buckets late to seal victory
Nov 26, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 120 120 recommendations | email to a friend
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LIU basketball program lands three new players
LIU Brooklyn men’s basketball coach Jack Perri announced the signing of Elvar Fridriksson (Njardvik, Iceland), Trevin Woods (Houston, Texas) and Trevon Woods (Houston, Texas) to National Letters of...
Nov 26, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 118 118 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. John’s men bounce back from Wisconsin loss
Defeat Wagner in first home game of the season
Nov 20, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 133 133 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. John’s women off to hot start
A hot-shooting second-half performance ignited by a 15-6 burst coming out of the break improved the St. John’s women’s basketball season-opening win streak to three games. The Red Storm posted a 66...
Nov 20, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 116 116 recommendations | email to a friend
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South Africa's AB de Villiers celebrates reaching his 150 against the West Indies at the Sydney Cricket Ground on February 27, 2015Ireland go into Tuesday's World Cup clash against South Africa in Canberra faced with a question that even fanciful Test nations have struggled to find an answer for. How does one tame the rampaging AB de Villiers before he destroys the rivals' bowling attack, dents their morale and leaves them dumbstruck by what just hit them? The West Indies once more suffered at the hands of the South African captain who, despite a stomach illness, smashed an audacious 162 off 66 balls with 17 boundaries and eight sixes in Sydney on Friday to fashion a 257-run win. The Proteas, one of the pre-tournament favourites, needed the brutal attack by their 31-year-old captain to steady the ship after they were stunned by India by 130 runs at the Melbourne Cricket Ground a week ago.


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In this Feb. 13, 2015 photo, construction worker David Rager, 53, left, frames a window in the upper floor of a two-story custom home being built in Orlando, Fla.,. As construction jobs return in some regions, competition for skilled labor is heating up.(AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — As Florida's housing market tanked seven years ago, construction worker David Rager saw jobs dry up. So he left construction, along with 2.3 million others nationwide during the economic downturn, and got a job installing traffic signals and street lights.


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US Secretary of State John Kerry (right) shakes hand with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov prior to a meeting in Geneva, on March 2, 2015US Secretary of State John Kerry held tense talks with his Russian counterpart in Geneva Monday to end fighting in Ukraine, where the UN says more than 6,000 have died in less than a year. The meeting with Sergei Lavrov in an upscale Geneva hotel came less than a week after Kerry accused Moscow of lying to his face about its involvement in the conflict, which has triggered the worst post-Cold War crisis between the US and its allies, and Russia. High-stakes talks between Kiev and Moscow were also set to get under way in Brussels to resolve a bitter gas dispute which threatens deliveries to Europe, after Russia began direct supplies to parts of separatist-held eastern Ukraine.


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