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This Month in Queens Real Estate: APRIL 2015
Apr 20, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
April 2015 Queens Real Estate Market Update Homes sales increased in March while inventory levels remained tight. Inventory typically reaches its low point during the winter months, but the current...
Dirty Little Secrets Your Landscaper Won't Tell You
Apr 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
If you hire a landscaping company to maintain your lawn, there are a few things you REALLY ought to know.   1) Less mowing is BETTER for your lawn and saves you $$$. Multiple academic studies have ...
Food for Thought
Apr 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 145 145 recommendations | email to a friend
"God has cared for these trees, saved them from drought, disease, avalanches, and a thousand tempests and floods. But he cannot save them from fools." ~John Muir  Please think twice before you dest...
Just Listed: 1 Bedroom Coop at The New Hampshire House in Forest Hills, NY 11375
Apr 17, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
George & Abigail Herrera Introduce another 1br Coop for Sale at The New Hampshire House in Forest Hills, NY!!! Privacy, great views, and convenience are featured in this lovely Forest Hills Coop fo...
Just Listed: 2 Bedroom Coop at the Acropolis Gardens in Astoria, NY 11105
Apr 17, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
George & Abigail Herrera Introduce another 2br Coop for Sale at Acropolis Gardens in Astoria, NY!!! Privacy, great views, and convenience are featured in this lovely Astoria Coop for Sale. Offered ...
Just Listed: 2 Bedroom Coop at Bay Terrace Garden in Bayside, NY 11360
Apr 17, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
George & Abigail Herrera Introduce another 2br Coop for Sale at Bay Terrace Garden in Bayside NY!!! Privacy, great views, and convenience are featured in this lovely Bayside Coop for Sale. Offered ...
What Is Parental Alienation and How Can It Affect Custody?
Apr 17, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
by Chris Palermo | Apr 7, 2015 | Chris Palermo Blog , Parential Alienation Parental alienation syndrome is a psychological term that means one parent is turning the children against the other paren...
A Legal Perspective for a Recent Tragic New York Accident
Apr 17, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
by Steven Palermo | Apr 7, 2015 | Car Accident Attorney's , On April 1, 2015, a tragic car accident occurred in the Bronx on a snowy Grand Concourse service road. A cab driver, suffering from a sei...
The Launch of Stephen D. Hans & Associates’ New Website
Apr 17, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Stephen D. Hans Stephen D. Hans & Associates, P.C. wants to welcome you to the launch of our new employment litigation website.  We hope you can easily find the information you are searchin...
STARS Act of 2015 Addresses ACA Confusion over Season Employee/Season Worker
Apr 07, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 117 117 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Stephen D. Hans The restaurant industry and other fields of work, such as farming, often have seasonal workers that pick up heavier work loads during more productive times of the year. The ...

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Know and Follow the Regulations for Tip Pools by cindy
February 04, 2015 02:32 PM | 6078 views | 0 0 comments | 270 270 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 ...
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (also known as ObamaCare) by cindy
January 29, 2015 02:42 PM | 7193 views | 1 1 comments | 337 337 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 by cindy
January 29, 2015 02:02 PM | 6995 views | 0 0 comments | 311 311 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...
← How Do 2015 Minimum Wage Increases Affect NY Restaurants? Are Employers Free from Liability When Using Staffing Agencies to Terminate Employees? by cindy
January 23, 2015 10:54 AM | 8241 views | 0 0 comments | 228 228 recommendations | email to a friend
Companies often find that staffing agencies are valuable resources for helping them fill temporary or permanent positions and for handling human resources issues. However, recently, an outside staf...
How Do 2015 Minimum Wage Increases Affect NY Restaurants? by cindy
January 15, 2015 02:43 PM | 8296 views | 0 0 comments | 255 255 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Stephen D. Hans Minimum wage increases took effect on December 31, 2014, raising the New York minimum wage from $8.00 to $8.75 per hour for employees who work based on hourly wages. By the ...
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Lelisa Desisa, of Ethiopia, crosses the finish line to win the Boston Marathon, Monday, April 20, 2015, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)BOSTON (AP) — Lelisa Desisa won his first Boston Marathon in 2013.


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US-Japan's much-awaited, massive Pacific free-trade pact would encompass 40% of the global economyThe United States and Japan are within "grabbing distance" of resolving their differences on a much-awaited massive Pacific free-trade pact, the top US diplomat for Asia said. Assistant Secretary of State Danny Russel was speaking Monday, just days before Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is due to arrive on a historic visit to Washington, where he will hold talks with US President Barack Obama and become the first Japanese premier to address a joint session of Congress. One of the issues at the top of the agenda in his talks with US officials from April 26 to May 3 will be the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), an ambitious 12-nation free-trade agreement including Australia, Japan, Singapore and Vietnam. "Every leader and every trade minister within the 12 is determined to close on this deal this year, and it's really a very impressive deal, not only in trade terms but in environment and labor as well," he added in his talk at the Council on Foreign Relations.


2015-04-20 21:39:01 -0400

Real Madrid's James Rodriguez celebrates after scoring during the Spanish league match against Malaga at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium on April 18, 2015Real Madrid have the unenviable task of beating city rivals Atletico Madrid at the eighth attempt this season if they are to progress to a fifth consecutive Champions League semi-final. The European champions have failed to overcome Atletico in seven games since beating Los Rojiblancos in last season's Champions League final, including last week's 0-0 draw in the first-leg at the Vicente Calderon, and have also been struck by a series of injuries and suspensions to key players. Luka Modric and Gareth Bale will miss out after limping off with knee and calf injuries respectively in the 3-1 win over Malaga at the weekend, whilst Marcelo is banned and Karim Benzema faces a race against time to be fit due to a knee problem. Given those absences, the return to fitness and form of James Rodriguez is a huge boost for Los Blancos.


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