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Are You an Independent or Joint Owner If You Own a Franchise Restaurant?
Feb 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 57 57 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 | 53 53 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 | 100 100 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 | 118 118 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 | 154 154 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 | 187 187 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 | 220 220 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 | 282 282 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 | 291 291 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 | 271 271 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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2 for 1 Havaianas by Holly
May 27, 2010 10:42 PM | 5390 views | 0 0 comments | 75 75 recommendations | email to a friend
I have totally inspired my sidekick to search for great bargains.  She informed me today that she got us 2 for 1 Havaianas…..how exciting when they retail for $24.00 per pair!  It’s tough spending ...
Flea Market Splurge by Holly
May 27, 2010 12:15 AM | 5631 views | 0 0 comments | 78 78 recommendations | email to a friend
Today was the day I decided was the beginning of the flea market season.  So in my winter coat, hat and gloves I schlepped to the flea market and made a brand new friend.  A friend that gave me a b...
my new bikini Bathing Suit Victory! by Holly
May 27, 2010 12:18 AM | 5534 views | 0 0 comments | 78 78 recommendations | email to a friend
So today while I was in Target I decided to browse the string bikinis.  Now little did I not realize that I would be subjecting myself to self-destructive behavior.  Here's the thing:  Target has m...
N8G_venus.jpg Venus's Got Game by Holly
May 27, 2010 12:19 AM | 5105 views | 0 0 comments | 75 75 recommendations | email to a friend
So Venus Williams got some negative press from the black lacy outfit that she wore on the court at the French Open today.  The tennis outfit was made from black lace (transparent except on the bust...
Former Democrat, Born Again Republican by David
March 09, 2010 09:07 AM | 6444 views | 0 0 comments | 76 76 recommendations | email to a friend
I hope this blog speaks for those in Queens County who feel isolated politically due to the domination of the borough by a small cabal of Democrats who have dominated our elected representation for...
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Undated image released by the FBI shows Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar TsarnaevThe two-month process to select a jury for the trial of Boston bombings suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was completed Tuesday, authorities said, a day before opening statements in the long-awaited case are to begin. Tsarnaev, 21, faces the death penalty if convicted of the April 15, 2013 bombings near the finish line at the Boston Marathon which left three people dead and 264 injured in the northeastern US city.


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Accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is shown in a courtroom sketch next to Judge George O'Toole on the first day of jury selection at the federal courthouse in BostonBy Scott Malone BOSTON (Reuters) - The jury that will hear the trial of accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was selected on Tuesday on the eve of opening statements. The jury selection process began in early January when more than 1,350 potential jurors filled out questionnaires on their ties to the attack and their views on the death penalty.


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A rainbow flag is waved in front of the US Supreme Court in Washington, DCA California lawyer has submitted a referendum proposal to outlaw homosexuality in the famously liberal western US state, on pain of execution. The proposal -- unlikely to advance, as it requires over 360,000 signatures to proceed -- was submitted by attorney Matthew McLaughlin to the California Attorney General's office last week. "The abominable crime against nature known as buggery, called also sodomy, is a monstrous evil that Almighty God, giver of freedom and liberty, commands us to suppress on pain of our utter destruction even as he overthrew Sodom and Gomorrha," reads the proposal, registered for comment on the attorney general's website. "Seeing that it is better that offenders should die rather than that all of us should be killed by God's just wrath against us... the people of California wisely command, in the fear of God, that any person who willingly touches another person of the same gender for purposes of sexual gratification be put to death by bullets to the head or by any other convenient method," he wrote.


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