Candice Krieger



A real-life Jewish ‘super-hero’?

By Candice Krieger, September 12, 2008

Always wanted to fly? Now you can thanks to a group of Israeli students from the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology.

Under the supervision of aeronautical and space engineering Professor Gil Yossilbesk, they have developed a “Batman-style” winged flight-suit that they claim enables someone dropped from an airplane to glide on their own.

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Sir Trevor Chinn resigns to pursue philanthropy

By Candice Krieger, September 10, 2008

Sir Trevor Chinn has resigned as chairman of Aim-listed private equity group Aurora Russia to concentrate on his charitable activities.

Former chairman of the AA and an adviser to buy-out firm CVC, Sir Trevor is quitting to focus on his new job helping London's poor as head of Boris Johnson 's Mayor's Fund. He has been replaced at Aurora Russia by Dan Koch, head of Deloitte & Touche in Russia.

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Sophie Reindorp and Adam Romain turn their passion into a profession by setting up their own theatre production company

By Candice Krieger, September 8, 2008

Close friends Adam Romain and Sophie Reindorp love the theatre so much that they have set up their own production company, Magic Hat Productions. Based at the Harrow Arts Centre in Middlesex, the 40-strong group is practising for their forthcoming production of Arthur Miller's The Crucible.

Miss Reindorp, 20, a second-year criminology student at Southampton University, met Mr Romain while they were working on a production of The Wizard of Oz for theatre company, Acorn Players. The duo decided they wanted to be in control of their own productions.

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Jerry Gotel finds the Chinese hungry for his holocaust lessons

By Candice Krieger, September 8, 2008

London-based businessman Jerry Gotel is making sure that Jews all over the world are educated about the Holocaust - particularly those in China.

Mr Gotel, a restaurateur by profession, is director of the overseas division of the London Jewish Cultural Centre's Holocaust and Anti-Racism Education Department. He recently returned from Kunming in the south-western province of Yunnan, where he ran the latest in a number of seminars and workshops on the Holocaust.

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Katie-Louise Shalka-Fisher stars in the West End musical The Sound of Music at the age of 12

By Candice Krieger, September 8, 2008

Twelve-year-old Katie-Louise Shalka-Fisher is staring in Andrew Lloyd Webber's West End production of The Sound of Music at the London Palladium.

Katie-Louise, a pupil at King Solomon High School in Essex, plays Louisa von Trapp, one of the von Trapp family children. "It's really fun and really good," Katie-Louise tells People. She was one of 850 hopefuls to audition for the role. "All the cast are really nice - like one big family. Everyone talks to each other and are all really good friends."

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Simeone Salik exits the Dragon's Den with £40,000

By Candice Krieger, September 8, 2008

Grandmother-of-eight Simeone Salik was £40,000 better off this week after a successful stint on BBC2's reality-TV show Dragons' Den.

During the episode - aired on Monday - Mrs Salik, 67, faced the dragons together with her two business partners. In case you missed it, the trio pitched for investment in their online firm, blindsinabox.co.uk, which sells instant temporary blinds. They secured £40,000 for a 50 per cent stake in the business, with the option to regain 10 per cent if they reach certain targets.

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Jeff Gabbay claims he can help reduce wrinkles with his copper-oxide pillow case

By Candice Krieger, September 5, 2008

Worried about wrinkles? Textile scientist Jeff Gabbay suggests you sleep on the problem.

Mr Gabbay is the founder of Israel-based medical-device company Cupron, which has developed a pillow case made with copper oxide that he claims can reduce the appearance of fine lines and crows' feet. Clinical trials claim to show that those who used the pillow for four weeks demonstrated a statistically significant reduction in numbers of wrinkles than those using conventional bedding.

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Hit by the crunch? This man can help

By Candice Krieger, September 4, 2008

Businesses need to act quickly and responsively if they are to survive the growing economic downturn, warns PricewaterhouseCoopers' Dan Schwarzmann.

Mr Schwarzmann, 45, is head of the accountancy firm's UK restructuring arm. His job is to provide recovery advice and, where appropriate, insolvency services to companies and individuals in financial difficulty. He has seen a significant increase in his workload over the past few months and expects this to continue.

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Shul rebels fail to sack rabbi

By Candice Krieger, September 4, 2008

Members of Portsmouth and Southsea Hebrew Congregation have failed in an attempt to dismiss their rabbi.

Rabbi David Katanka's job was under threat after more than 30 members signed a resolution calling for his departure. But at last Sunday's 60-member-strong extraordinary general meeting - called to discuss Rabbi Katanka's position and the financial future of the synagogue - the motion failed by five votes.

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Graff Diamonds being sued by its broker firm

By Candice Krieger, September 4, 2008

International diamond broker Willie Nagel is suing jeweller Laurence Graff and his company Graff Diamonds for more than £15,000 over an alleged breach of contract.

Mr Nagel, chairman of W Nagel Limited, had been broker to Mr Graff, 69, for 30 years. In 1998, as part of his services, he secured coveted "sightholder" status for Mr Graff. Sightholders are privileged traders, granted access to viewings of diamonds for inspection.

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Kosher store blaze is ‘worst nightmare’

By Candice Krieger, September 4, 2008

One of London's largest kosher supermarkets is facing financial uncertainty after its warehouse was ravaged by a fire, causing tens of thousands of pounds' worth of damage.

More than 50 firefighters in 10 fire engines tackled the blaze at the Kosher Kingdom warehouse on Golders Green Road last Thursday. The fire, which started at around 4pm, took almost five hours to put out. All shop-owners and residents in the vicinity were told to leave the area. There were no casualties.

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Is the Crocs craze finally fading?

By Candice Krieger, August 29, 2008

What has the British and Israel summer had in common this year? It certainly hasn't been the weather.

The answer in fact, could be lying at your feet.

Crocs. Yes, those hideously unflattering plastic clogs-cum-sandals-cum-flippers that have been stomping all over the streets.

Crocs have been one of this summer's fashion must-haves for both Brits and Israelis. But could the Crocs craze finally be fading?

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Fire damages London kosher supermarket

By Candice Krieger, August 29, 2008

One of London's most popular kosher supermarkets was ravaged by a fire last Thursday.

More than 50 fire-fighters in ten fire engines tackled the blaze at Kosher Kingdom's warehouse at Russell Parade on Golders Green Road, which started at around 4pm. It took almost five hours to put out. One person suffering from smoke inhalation was led to safety. The fire brigade said there were no casualties.

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Anne and Peter Goldstein launch a website designed to help parents boost their children’s foreign-language skills

By Candice Krieger, August 28, 2008

Last week's GCSE statistics revealed a slump in the number of students studying modern languages. Husband and wife Peter and Anne Goldstein think they have an answer: they have set up language-
exchange website to boost children's interest and expertise in learning foreign languages.

The couple, who believe the most effective way to improve a language is to live in the country where it is spoken, have created www.lingoo.eu, which enables parents to organise language-exchange holidays for their children.

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Alex Brummer tackles the credit crunch in his latest publication

By Candice Krieger, August 28, 2008

Confused by the credit crunch? JC columnist and Daily Mail City editor Alex Brummer helps explain all in his latest publication, The Crunch: The Scandal of Northern Rock and the Escalating Credit Crisis.

In it, he traces the course of the recent financial crisis from its origins in the US subprime market to its impact on the international scene. And you don't have to be a financial whiz to understand it.

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Eva Schloss is using her experience of Auschwitz and the Nazis to fight knife crime

By Candice Krieger, August 28, 2008

The growing incidence of knife violence by young people bears an alarming resemblance to the way the Nazis behaved during the Holocaust, warns survivor Eva Schloss.

Ms Schloss, 79, step-sister of diarist Anne Frank, who died in the Holocaust, is a campaigner against hatred. She aims to show young people that using a knife or shooting someone for no reason is an act of extreme hatred, and no different to how the Nazis behaved towards the Jews and other innocent people.

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Lawrie Simonson shows his ‘junk’ sculptures at London Zoo

By Candice Krieger, August 28, 2008

Sculptor Lawrie Simonson is exhibiting his latest pieces at London Zoo - and by his own admission, they are a pile of junk. For the 58-year-old's creations are mainly made from scrap metal found in skips.

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Adam Goldstein indulges his American football fantasy by jetting off to watch 35 matches in 17 weeks, at a cost of £30,000

By Candice Krieger, August 28, 2008

Is this the American National Football League's biggest fan?

Essex local Adam Goldstein loves the game so much that he has sold his flat in London Docklands to pay for a £30,000, 17-week trip to the States, where he will attend 35 NFL games.

Mr Goldstein, 28, who leaves on Monday for the start of the NFL season three days later, has also quit his job as a drama tutor. He leaves behind his girlfriend.

He tells People: "I always wanted to be an NFL player, but at 6 ft 2 in and 10 stone it wasn't going to happen.

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Rabbi faces the axe in costs row

By Candice Krieger, August 28, 2008

A rabbi's future is under threat after members of his congregation asked for a special general meeting to discuss his position.

More than 30 members of the Portsmouth and Southsea Hebrew Congregation are due to meet on Sunday after signing a resolution calling for Rabbi David Katanka to leave.

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UK hosts Israeli mental-health workers

By Candice Krieger, August 28, 2008

Representatives from the Israeli mental-health organisation Enosh were in London this week to announce plans for a joint Israeli and Palestinian centre to help build psychological resilience during on-going trauma within conflict zones.

One of the Israeli delegates was from the southern town of Sderot, whose own home was destroyed by rocket fire.

Hilla Hadas, executive director of Enosh, presented the project at the International Mental Health conference, held at King's College, London.

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