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Are You an Independent or Joint Owner If You Own a Franchise Restaurant?
Feb 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 54 54 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 | 50 50 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 | 97 97 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 | 116 116 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 | 152 152 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 | 185 185 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 | 218 218 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 | 281 281 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 | 289 289 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 | 269 269 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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Group looks to jump start sustainability in Gowanus
Colorado-based organization hopes to make nabe a model
Jun 23, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mermaid Parade returns to Coney Island
Photos: Kenneth B. Goldberg The always flamboyant Mermaid Parade took to the streets of Coney Island this past Saturday. Following the parade, Coney Island USA hosted the 9th Annual Mermaid Parade ...
Jun 22, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Budget woes for Brooklyn Bridge Park
Park forced to cover $1M tax shortfall
Jun 21, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Community re-energized over Atlantic Yards development
Opponents of Bruce Ratner’s Atlantic Yards project discussed a better vision for the site that so far is stuck with an arena for the New Jersey Nets, a surface parking lot, and plenty of uncertaint...
Jun 21, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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High-tech info center slated for library
Funded by largest private gift in BPL history
Jun 17, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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A lofty addition to hotel row
Aloft Brooklyn opens on Duffield
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Popular tire shop reopens
Ft. Greene store's future uncertain
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Jeffries touts Yards oversight bill
Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries is drumming up support for a bill to bring community oversight to Atlantic Yards, the massive Prospect Heights site where developer Bruce Ratner is building the Barclays...
Jun 14, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 83 83 recommendations | email to a friend
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Navy Yard rooftop farm among five projects to reduce CSOs
Boro grant winners tasked with managing stormwater
Jun 14, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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DUMBO Wi-Fi system launched
Becomes first neighborhood with free Internet
Jun 07, 2011 | 2 2 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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City rejects copter ban
Don’t expect a tourist helicopter ban anytime soon, if at all. The Bloomberg Administration flatly rejected Brooklyn residents’ pleas to ban tourist helicopters from using the Downtown Manhattan He...
Jun 07, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Support grows for Brooklyn’s first Whole Foods
CB6 committee approves plan
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Tree of ‘Hope’
Reichbach honored at Borough Hall
May 31, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pols vow all-out campaign to block closings
The fight against fire company closings continues. Officials, union leaders and residents gathered at Engine 205 on Middagh Street in Brooklyn Heights - which is one of the firehouses on the choppi...
May 31, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 113 113 recommendations | email to a friend
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Design teams dream up ‘Downtown Brooklyn Commons’
New play space would link 21 acres
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LONDON (AP) — Audio tapes in which the man identified as "Jihadi John" complains about scrutiny from British intelligence services have been broadcast in Britain.
2015-03-03 07:28:18 -0500

A boy sits on a pavement outside their burnt home following an overnight fire that razed a slum dwellers community Tuesday, March 3, 2015 in Manila, Philippines. No casualties were reported in the 9-hour fire that razed more than a thousand homes and rendered at least 3,000 families. March is declared "Fire Prevention Month" throughout the country. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)In this photo by Bullit Marquez, a boy sits on pavement while his family retrieves items from their burned home Tuesday following an overnight fire that destroyed a slum-dwellers community in Manila, Philippines. No casualties were reported in the 9-hour fire that burned more than a thousand homes and left at least 3,000 families homeless. The Bureau of Fire and Protection was still investigating the cause of the fire. But in Manila's poorest neighborhoods, fires often are caused by poor wiring and spread quickly because firefighters have difficulty maneuvering among the densely packed shanties. March is Fire Prevention Month, when Philippine authorities urge people to be vigilant against fires.


2015-03-03 07:28:04 -0500

Millennium BCP Bank's Chief Executive Nuno Amado speaks at a news conference in LisbonBy Sergio Goncalves LISBON (Reuters) - Angolan investor Isabel dos Santos has proposed a merger between Portugal's largest listed banks Millennium bcp and Banco BPI, a source with knowledge of the proposal said on Tuesday. Dos Santos, Africa's richest woman and the daughter of Angola's president, has sent a letter to the chief executives of Spain's Caixabank, Millennium and BPI detailing her proposal, the source said. The proposal was made after Caixabank, BPI's largest shareholder with a 44 percent stake, launched a takeover bid for BPI last month. Dos Santos is BPI's second largest shareholder with a 18.6 percent stake.


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