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Are You an Independent or Joint Owner If You Own a Franchise Restaurant?
Feb 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 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 | 46 46 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...
LOCATION-LOCATION-CHOOSING THE RIGHT AREA TO LIVE IN.
Feb 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
REAL ESTATE FEB.25TH, 2015-by Jim Turano/Broker of Diverse Real Estate For an example, lets select the area of 'Middle Village,N.Y. 11379. Convenience, schools, pre-schools, transportation should b...
One important question to ask at an Open House*
Feb 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
  Interview with 36 year Real Estate Broker of Middle Village, Jim Turano. Some buyers make it a career going to Open Houses. After six months time, the same home has gone up by $10,000 to $50,000 ...
Are Your Dress Code and Grooming Policies Violating Discrimination Laws?
Feb 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 90 90 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 | 112 112 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 | 148 148 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...
The Best Time to Buy a Home is Now!
Feb 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Interview with Real Estate Broker of Middle Village, Jim Turano. With 36 years of experience, it pays to listen to his advice.  While it's freezing out, maybe a dusting of snow, or even if it snowe...
Stronger Mind, Happier You
Feb 07, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 181 181 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 | 214 214 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 ...

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Championship volleyball comes to Coney Island
Place to Beach Cantina hosts inaugural event
Aug 13, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 128 128 recommendations | email to a friend
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Melo hosts summer basketball camp in Queens
Hundreds of kids, parents and eager basketball fans filled the Fitzgerald Gym at Queens College over the weekend for the 9th annual Camp Melo. New York Knicks star forward Carmelo Anthony runs the ...
Aug 07, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 145 145 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mets hit rough patch as Rockies come to town
Wright forced to go on the 15-day DL with leg injury
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NYPD/FDNY volleyball teams head for Ireland
In 2011, a volleyball team of police officers from New York and New Jersey won a bronze medal in its first-ever World Police and Fire Games. This year, in Belfast Ireland, the team – named United -...
Jul 31, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 164 164 recommendations | email to a friend
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As playoff hopes dwindle, Collins manages for his job
As the Mets playoff hopes for the 2013 season dwindle, how the team competes in the second half of the season will be the biggest determining factor in whether or not manager Terry Collins, whose c...
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MLB clubs pick five from St. John’s in 2013 draft
Mariners take leftie pitcher in the fourth round
Jul 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 145 145 recommendations | email to a friend
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No more free ride for Stringer
Garnett, Pierce, Terry meet with media, excited fans
Jul 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 142 142 recommendations | email to a friend
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Heroes Basketball League crowns 2013 champions
The 2013 Heroes Basketball League came to a close last week, as the champions were crowned in four separate games at Monsignor McClancy High School in East Elmhurst. The 10 & Under champions were Q...
Jul 10, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 197 197 recommendations | email to a friend
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Moreno victorious in $200K Dwyer on Saturday
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NY Open debuts At West Side Tennis Club
The West Side Tennis Club (WSTC) in Forest Hills hosted the first annual New York Open tennis tournament last weekend on the hard courts at the legendary tennis stadium. The citywide tennis tournam...
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Close Hatches takes $300K Mother Goose
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Jun 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 257 257 recommendations | email to a friend
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Heroes Basketball League Scores & Notes
Swift Renovation 41 Jokers 11 In the 14 & Under Boys Division, Swift Renovation beat the Jokers, 41-11. The high scorers for Swift Renovation were Tyler Angevine with 15 points and Brian Kelly with...
Jun 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 229 229 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mayor’s Cup crowns the city’s best youth tennis players
The 2013 Mayor’s Cup tennis tournament was held recently at the USTA in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park. The winners were: Middle School Boys Singles: Igor Maslov (IS 236) def Alexander L. Chiu (MS 16...
Jun 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 205 205 recommendations | email to a friend
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Nets tap Kidd as new Head Coach
After 19 years in the NBA, including seven with the New Jersey Nets, Jason Kidd is returning to the team he lead to back-to-back finals appearances in 2002 and 2003. General Manager Billy King anno...
Jun 14, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 361 361 recommendations | email to a friend
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A colorful crowd comes out for the Belmont Stakes
A crowd of 47,562 people attended the Belmont Stakes on Saturday and bet nearly $11 million. An additional $80 million was bet off-track on the race. Attendance was well down from last year, when 8...
Jun 12, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 314 314 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pro-democracy legislator Alan Leong talks to the media outside the Wanchai police station in Hong Kong, on March 2, 2015Hong Kong pro-democracy lawmakers were arrested and then released on Monday over their involvement in mass protests for free elections, the latest step in a widespread investigation that has been accused of seeking to intimidate activists. Albert Ho and Helena Wong, both of the Democratic Party, voluntarily turned themselves in at Wan Chai police headquarters Monday morning on the request of the police. Both were holding small paper yellow umbrellas -- the symbol of the democracy movement -- as they went into the police station while supporters carrying umbrellas and placards shouted "We want universal suffrage". "Today Albert Ho and myself were formally arrested," said Wong after she was released.


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Uganda's Finance Minister Kiwanuka holds a briefcase containing the Government Budget at the Serena conference center in the capital KampalaUgandan President Yoweri Museveni replaced his finance, security and transport ministers in a reshuffle on Sunday, which analysts said was aimed at rewarding his allies ahead of an election due early next year. Museveni, in power since 1986, is widely expected to seek re-election. In the reshuffle, Matia Kasaija, a junior finance minister was promoted to finance minister, replacing Maria Kiwanuka, who will become senior presidential adviser for finance. Charles Rwomushana, a political analyst, said the changes were also aimed at bringing politicians seen as sympathetic to Museveni's former prime minister, Amama Mbabazi, into the cabinet.


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U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Yellen testifies before a House Financial Services Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in WashingtonNot all of the seven who point to June vote this year on the Fed's ten-member policy setting committee, but all participate in policy discussions.     The Fed is likely at its March 17th and 18th policy meeting to remove language saying the central bank will take a "patient" approach to raising rates, taking away the final verbal constraint to a June rate hike, current and former Fed officials say.     "It's likely they remove 'patient' in March," said David Stockton, a former Fed research director now at the Peterson Institute for International Economics. "Even if Yellen might not, left to her own devices, be ready to move on rates, there is probably a growing sentiment that the time is getting closer."     The use of the word "patient" signals that the Fed would wait at least two more meetings before considering a rate hike. If the Fed later this month says it remains patient, then a June increase is off the table, likely pushing the decision to September when the Fed is scheduled to hold a press conference after its meeting.     Stockton said he personally expects a September liftoff.


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