Candice Krieger

Taking a bet on Anglo Jewry

By Candice Krieger, October 28, 2010

Traders take note. Financial spread betting company WorldSpreads has launched a Hebrew translated version of its website with a desk specifically dedicated to the Israeli Hebrew speaking market.

Senior sales trader David Garbacz, who is heading up the desk, says: "We are convinced that there's enormous potential amongst the Anglo Jewish community for this type of product and the launch of the Hebrew translated version of our site shows the commitment WorldSpreads are putting behind this community in particular, a market previously been unrecognised by spread betting firms."

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Barclays to open in Israel

By Candice Krieger, October 28, 2010

Barclays Bank looks set to be opening a branch in Israel.

According to Israeli financial newspaper Globes, representatives of Barclays submitted the paperwork to the Bank of Israel last month Banking Supervision Department, and approval is expected quickly.

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Here's an idea: Get cash for it

By Candice Krieger, October 28, 2010

Serial Entrepreneur Serge Bueno is passionate about start ups. He has after all helped set up around 80. So passionate is Mr Bueno, 51, that he has delayed retirement to launch a million-pound online Dragons' Den-style initiative as a way for like-minded entrepreneurs to find each other - and investment.

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Daniel Waterman manages to combine his university studies with a career in films

By Candice Krieger, October 26, 2010

Daniel Waterman is one to watch. The 21 year-old animator has recently completed work on the feature film Africa United.

Released today by Pathé International, the team behind Slumdog Millionaire, it follows the epic journey of a group of children who cross the continent to take part in the opening ceremony of the World Cup.

Mr Waterman, a third-year 3D character animation student at Staffordshire University, runs Carse & Waterman Productions with fellow student Gary Carse.

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Sam Fearn introduces a new style of media event

By Candice Krieger, October 26, 2010

Fashionistas take note. Next month, 50 top brands from the fashion world will be showcasing their goods at a unique press event.

The new concept, called Fashion Press Week, is the brainchild of fashion PR Sam Fearn.

The aim? To improve communication between the industry and the press.

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Sherry Ashworth is churning out books - she's now on number nine

By Candice Krieger, October 26, 2010

Manchester mum Sherry Ashworth has published her ninth book for teenagers.

Titled Revolution, it is about the protests that follow plans to close a school. Mrs Ashworth, 57, who lives in Whitefield, tells People: "The idea was one that had been within me for a very long time. It started with an experience I had at university where there was a lot of student discontent. I was appalled at how good intentions can become derailed.

"These things that happen to you which you don't have the answers to, are the things that you want to explore in fiction."

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William Kaczynski helps us learn more about the Holocaust

By Candice Krieger, October 26, 2010

Pensioner William Kaczynski has dedicated the past 20 years to ensuring that the Holocaust is never forgotten.

Mr Kaczynski, a 74 year-old retired hat maker, is putting together a book featuring postcards, letters, envelopes and exit visas from the War. The book, which includes both dialogue and pictures, is being sponsored by the British Library. Born in Germany, he came to England with his parents in 1936.

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Gaby Koppel proves she is no college dunce at the age of 53

By Candice Krieger, October 26, 2010

She was responsible for producing some of the BBC's most interesting programmes. Now Gaby Koppel is making a name for herself as an author.

The former TV producer has won the Christopher Little Literary Agency (CLLA) Award 2010. The competition is open to students in the final term of City University's MA in Creative Writing (novels) course.

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Still tweet for Sugar

By Candice Krieger, October 22, 2010

Lord Sugar now has more than 85,000 followers on Twitter. The Apprentice star joined Twitter in August and has been pretty active on the social networking site ever since.

The peer is confident of attracting more followers and has even offered a free copy of his autobiography What You See Is What You Get to anyone who correctly guesses when he will reach 100,000. On Tuesday, he tweeted: "Those guessing when I will reach 100k followers to win signed book please include date and time". Yes Lord Sugar.

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Guess who's wowing the property world

By Candice Krieger, October 22, 2010

Who would have thought it? Israel has emerged as an unlikely force in the world’s property market, becoming one of the fastest growing nations. Global Property Guide, a trade magazine that monitors the housing market, reports that Israeli house prices in the second quarter of 2010 rose sixth-fastest out of 36 countries. Four of the top five, including Singapore and Latvia, were rebounding from sharp price drops. And over the past two years, Israeli prices have shot up faster than anywhere else in the world.

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How a stew made me pots of money

By Candice Krieger, October 22, 2010

With an ever-maturing convenience food market, companies need to create new ways to stand out to price-savvy customers.

Doing his best to stay ahead of the game is Alan Rosenthal, a newcomer to the industry. The self-confessed foodie is the founder of stewed! - a range of potted stews and slow-cooked dishes inspired by flavours from around the world.

Launched in 2008, initially to target the lunchtime market, the stews are now selling in Ocado, Sainsbury's, Budgens, Harvey Nichols and Waitrose.

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Daniel Grodner recruits some superhero pals to help his peers understand their medical conditions

By Candice Krieger, October 14, 2010

Daniel Grodner is the chairman of a charity - and he is only 15 years old. Daniel, who has hypo-thyroid disorder, is the chair of Medikidz, a charity which provides an array of medical information for children and helps them through various medical conditions. It does this with the aid of five Superhero comic characters from outer space who explain what the condition is, how it is treated and what will happen during the course of the treatment.

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Emma and Jonathan Delin put on a music concert in memory of their father, with a little help from her friends

By Candice Krieger, October 14, 2010

Teenagers Emma and Jonathan Delin are paying a fitting tribute to their father, who died suddenly of a heart attack last year, by putting on a concert in his memory.

Paul Delin collapsed last May after a game of tennis. He was 44. Just two days earlier, the family was celebrating after Jonathan and Emma's mother Karen received the all-clear after suffering from a rare cancer, sarcoma.

Emma, 16, and Jonathan, 14, are both pupils at King Solomon High School in Essex.

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Dave Cohen has a funny story to tell about love, music and how Phil Collins drummed up support

By Candice Krieger, October 14, 2010

Comedian Dave Cohen, a writer on the hit BBC panel show Have I Got News For You, is taking to the stage this evening for the first time in 15 years.

Mr Cohen, 52, will be performing My Life As A Footnote - an epic poem or, as he puts it, a string of rhyming gags, about young love, great music - and pop star Phil Collins.

In the 50-minute set, he tells of when he was once "spared a prison sentence" by Collins after being caught up in a potential financial scandal while helping to organise the World of Music Arts and Dance (WOMAD) music festival.

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Ros Altmann battles for better pensions policies

By Candice Krieger, October 14, 2010

Finally, some good news for the pensions industry amid the backdrop of uncertain policy reforms. Pensions expert Ros Altmann has joined the Saga Group in the newly-created position of Director-General to help improve the lives of the over-50s.

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Caroline Esdaile takes on an art challenge for autism

By Candice Krieger, October 14, 2010

Indian sculptor Anish Kapoor and architects Lord Norman Foster and Zaha Hadid are just a few of the high-profile names taking part in a unique art project spearheaded by Caroline Esdaile and her family, which aims to raise money for young adults with autism.

Art Exchange, started by mother-of-three Mrs Esdaile, together with her late mother Trude Reiss and her daughter Kate, aims to promote dialogue between celebrity artists and groups of autistic people who attend the Resources for Autism Adult Studio in north London.

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Hands up who wants to trade?

By Candice Krieger, October 14, 2010

Anyone can be successful on the stock market says active investor Adam Karni Cohen.

The 30 year-old is the co-founder of Tradenet UK, a training programme designed to help inexperienced investors learn the "tricks of the trade" and make the most of investment opportunities.

He says: "You don't need to be a professional to trade. Don't be daunted by the technical language out there. What it boils down to is that one person is selling and one is buying. If you know what you're doing you can make money from that."

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Crisis? They want to dress up for it

By Candice Krieger, September 28, 2010

The world may still be recovering from a financial crisis but that has not stopped businessmen across the globe from splashing out on bespoke suits. In fact, according to Leeds-based veteran tailor Toby Luper, work attire becomes increasingly important in a recession.

He says: "Over the years I have always noted that suits have become more important to people when times are difficult. It gives them confidence, certain gravitas and credibility.

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Jonathan Levi channel hops into a top job at ITV

By Candice Krieger, September 21, 2010

Television producer Jonathan Levi has been appointed head of ITV Studios' arts and popular culture division.

The 32-year-old was previously executive producer of the South Bank Show, and worked with broadcaster Melvyn Bragg for 12 years. Mr Levi is responsible for commissioning a variety of shows, some youth-oriented and others more high-brow.

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Shachar Hillel launches a Shabbat-proof scooter

By Candice Krieger, September 21, 2010

You can now travel to synagogue on Shabbat and the High Holy Days without breaking Jewish law thanks to a unique mobility scooter launched in Israel and now available in the UK.

Shachar Hillel is the marketing manager of Afikim Electric Vehicles, which develops and manufactures advanced, electrically-powered mobility scooters.

They have teamed up with high-tech organisation Zomet to create a special scooter which is compliant with halachah, enabling the owner to operate the vehicle during Shabbat and Jewish holidays.

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