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Are You an Independent or Joint Owner If You Own a Franchise Restaurant?
Feb 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 59 59 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 | 56 56 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 | 102 102 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 | 120 120 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 | 156 156 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 | 189 189 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 | 222 222 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 | 284 284 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 | 293 293 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 | 273 273 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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A luxurious New York apartment, city skyline seen here, furnished with bullet-proof panic rooms and a sushi island bar is on the market for an eye-watering $48.5 million, reportedly the property of Saudi royaltyA luxurious New York apartment furnished with bullet-proof panic rooms and a sushi island bar is on the market for an eye-watering $48.5 million, reportedly the property of Saudi royalty. The palatial pad, which straddles three floors and has two inbuilt salt-water aquariums, offers a tantalizing glimpse into custom-made luxury on offer in New York's cut-throat property market. US media named the owner as Saudi Prince Nawaf bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz al-Saud. The Wall Street Journal said the prince was the principal of the corporation listed as the apartment's owner.


2015-03-03 16:11:53 -0500

A building destroyed during Ukrainian shelling at the frontline city of Pervomaisk, in eastern Ukraine, March 3, 2015Western leaders on Tuesday called for a "strong reaction" from the international community to any major violation of a ceasefire in eastern Ukraine as they sought to further pressure Russia over the conflict. The leaders of the United States, Germany, France, Britain and Italy plus EU head Donald Tusk also argued for strengthening a mission charged with monitoring the ceasefire and withdrawal of heavy weapons. "They agreed that a strong reaction from the international community would be necessary in the case of a major violation in the implementation" of the deal signed in the Belarus capital Minsk, a statement said.


2015-03-03 16:09:26 -0500

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif. turns to talk to her colleagues in the House chamber of Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 3, 2015, during Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's address before a joint meeting of Congress. In a speech that stirred political intrigue in two countries, Netanyahu told Congress that negotiations underway between Iran and the U.S. would "all but guarantee" that Tehran will get nuclear weapons, a step that the world must avoid at all costs. House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer of Md. is at left. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi politely stood and clapped when Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu entered the House chamber for his long-awaited, and highly controversial, speech to Congress. The longer he spoke, the less enthusiastic she got.


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