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Are You an Independent or Joint Owner If You Own a Franchise Restaurant?
Feb 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 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 | 21 21 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 | 62 62 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 | 82 82 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 | 119 119 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 | 150 150 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 | 185 185 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 | 247 247 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 | 255 255 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 | 239 239 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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Omari Lawrence to transfer from St. John's
Omari Lawrence is leaving St. John’s, as head men’s basketball coach Steve Lavin announced that the freshman swingman plans to transfer to another institution this offseason. “We wish Omari all the...
May 19, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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Blue Collar Basketball Shootout Now In Its Sixth Season
NEW YORK, N.Y. (CSD) – When Michael McLeggan and several others founded the Nickelodeon Sports Foundation in 1980, they wanted to give young men such as themselves a good place to play competitive ...
May 19, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. John’s Prep Boy’s Basketball wins Sportsmanship Award
The St. John’s Prep Boys Varsity Basketball Team won the 2009 - 2010 Alex Tierno Sportsmanship Award.  This award is presented by the IAABO Basketball Officials to the program that was voted most r...
May 05, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. Joseph’s Softball captures second consecutive HVWAC Championship
Look out world, the Lady Bears are back. After setting a school record wins in a season and capturing the Hudson Valley Women’s Athletic Conference championship last season, the St. Joseph’s Colleg...
May 05, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 61 61 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sacred Heart Baseball off to Fast Start
The Sacred Heart Rookie baseball team improved to 2-0 on the season with a convincing victory over St. Margaret’s. Scott Larsen and Scott Hannon each hit 3 run home runs during the victory. Normall...
Apr 30, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
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Long Island Volleyball Reaches Out to Community with Clinic
BROOKLYN, N.Y. – On April 9, the Long Island University volleyball paid a visit to a local school in an attempt to give back to the community and promote the sport throughout the city. The Blackbir...
Apr 30, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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Old Style Leagues, Inc. Provide Year-Round Recreational Basketball Opportunities
QUEENS, N.Y. (CSD) – Glenn O’Brien may not walk around singing like Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons from nearby Newark, but his year-round basketball league is music to the ears of the approxima...
Apr 30, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 56 56 recommendations | email to a friend
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Russ Salzberg talks Baseball
Brooklyn native and FOX5/My9 Anchor on the Yankees, Mets
Apr 21, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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Doron Lamb headed to Kentucky
If Kentucky dashed your bracket last year, they might be in better position to make it up to you next year. And if they do, you’ll have a local kid to thank. Doron Lamb, ESPNU’s #29 prospect in the...
Apr 21, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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Alyson Chiaramonte: Athlete of the Week
If you’re a frequent reader of the Queens Ledger/Brooklyn Star sports section, then Alyson Chiaramonte should be a familiar name to you. We raved about St. Joe’s fireball-throwing pitcher last year...
Apr 21, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. John's Prep Varsity Girls Basketball Team Made It All The Way to New York State CHSAA Playoffs
The 2009-10 Varsity Girls Basketball Team had a very successful season. For the second consecutive year, the Varsity girls captured the Diocesan Div. II championship with a 51-40 victory over Fontb...
Apr 16, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jason Camus Does it Again
Last week we pointed out Jason Camus of St. Magaret, who advanced to the State Finals of the Knights of Columbus Free Throw Competition. Well, on Sunday, Jason's free throw prowess was on full disp...
Apr 16, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lance Stephenson entering NBA Draft
"Born Ready" has decided that he is ready for the pros. Lance Stephenson, the Coney Island prodigy who led Lincoln High School to four city championships, has entered the NBA Draft after one season...
Apr 15, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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Alvin Melendez: One to Watch
A tip of the cap, if you will, to one of the pitching aces of the Majors squad “THE CAGE” in the Forest Hills Little League, who led the team to their first victory Sunday afternoon on Field 1 at F...
Apr 15, 2010 | 8 8 comments | 134 134 recommendations | email to a friend
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Former Christ the King Star Tina Charles selected No. 1 in WNBA draft
Charles averaged 18 points and nine rebounds while leading Uconn to an NCAA Division-I record 78 consecutive victories and back-to-back national championships.
Apr 15, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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A Cuban woman dances as the "California Repercussions" band from San Francisco in the United States, perform at a park in old Havana, on February 16, 2015US and Cuban negotiators launch a second round of historic talks on Friday aimed at overcoming half a century of enmity and restoring full diplomatic ties. After an initial meeting in Havana in January which ended with little apparent breakthrough, the teams were to meet at the State Department -- the hub of US global diplomacy. Currently they operate with so-called interests sections in Havana and Washington. US President Barack Obama is due to attend the Summit of the Americas in Panama on April 10-11, which Cuba will also attend for the first time.


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Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak attends a news conference in MoscowBy Olesya Astakhova KRASNOYARSK, Russia (Reuters) - Ukraine has sent $15 million to pay for Russian gas, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said on Friday, just days after Moscow had threatened to cut off supplies to its neighbor due to non-payment. Novak told reporters that Russia's Gazprom had been told the money was on its way but the natural gas producer had yet to receive it. There was no immediate confirmation from Gazprom which said this week there were serious risks to gas transit to Europe via Ukraine after Kiev failed to make a pre-payment for supplies.


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French President Francois Hollande, front right, is greeted by the crowd during his visit to the typhoon-ravaged Guiuan township, Eastern Samar province in central Philippines Friday, Feb. 27, 2015. Hollande on Friday took his warning about the need for funds for a landmark climate deal to a central Philippine town that was devastated by a killer typhoon in 2013. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)GUIUAN, Philippines (AP) — French President Francois Hollande on Friday took his warning about the need for funds for a landmark climate deal to a central Philippine town that was devastated by a killer typhoon in 2013.


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