Candice Krieger

End of era for Anglo American

By Candice Krieger, March 3, 2011

Diamond billionaire Nicky Oppen-heimer is retiring as non-executive director of Anglo American, after 37 years with the company.

The South African's announcements brings an end to an era for the firm, one of the world's largest mining companies, which was founded by Oppenheimer's grandfather Sir Ernest Oppenheimer as there will no longer be a family member on the board.

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For sale: a top property brand

By Candice Krieger, March 3, 2011

At the age of 26, property professional Ray Bloom has achieved more in the past few years than many people might hope to achieve in their entire career.

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Calling all entrepreneurs

By Candice Krieger, March 1, 2011

Yesterday, I made a brief appearance on BBC Radio Manchester talking about the JC's Dragons' Den competition and entrepreneurship.

I was interviewed by a presenter, who had seen the competition publicised in the paper. The JC Dragons' Den is now in its fourth year with the calibre of judges just as high as before. It is open to anyone over the age of 16.

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Gerald Lewis-Azayaer has very high standards

By Candice Krieger, February 24, 2011

Gerald Lewis-Azayaer makes a habit of doing crazy things. He has jumped out of a plane three times; run more than 20 marathons and 11 ultra marathons, and walked the length of Britain - twice.

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Nat Marco is off to LA where she hopes to land an "Oscar"

By Candice Krieger, February 24, 2011

Computer games developer Nat Marco has good reason to smile. She is one of the founders of Honeyslug, which develops games for the web, PC, consoles and iPhones.

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John Dembitz can help you become a business leader

By Candice Krieger, February 24, 2011

Business consultant John Dembitz's debut book has been heralded a must-read for anyone who manages people.

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Samuel Green bigs up English reading in Israel

By Candice Krieger, February 24, 2011

The British self-styled Zionist rapper Samuel Green is doing his bit to promote English literacy among Israeli school children.

Last week, Mr Green, aka Antithesis, kicked off a one-month readathon with a performance at the Ma'ale Adumim Mall.

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Judy Jackson takes her recipes into cyber space

By Candice Krieger, February 24, 2011

Veteran cookery writer Judy Jackson is becoming an online hit.

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The £4m venture that's 'Worth' it

By Candice Krieger, February 24, 2011

Multimillionaire internet entrepreneur Marc Worth was sitting by the pool in Herzliya last Summer when he decided he was ready for his next business pursuit.

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Sophia Davis will boost your confidence from above

By Candice Krieger, February 17, 2011

The recession has left many of us with low self-esteem, says life coach Sophia Davis.

Miss Davis, 31, is the newly-appointed resident life coach at woman's weekly Look, where she writes a column responding to reader concerns. She tells People: "Due to the difficult economy, people are feeling very unsettled. They are associating their value with money and people who are watching the pennies are struggling with their self-esteem.

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Jessica Mendoza sets her sights on the Olympics

By Candice Krieger, February 17, 2011

British pony showjumper Jessica Mendoza has had a pretty good 12 months.

The 14-year-old has picked up many top awards, breaking records along the way. Last year, she won several Grand Prix, the British Open Showjumping Championship and Olympia - plus a number of European honours.

She holds the John Whitaker International Winter JA Classic title and is the British Showjumping Association's under-16 leading pony jumper of the year, for the second year running.

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Dylan van der Molen and chums head for the bigtime

By Candice Krieger, February 17, 2011

X Factor boy band One Direction could have competition on their hands.

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Stevan Hobfoll explores our family roots in his new book

By Candice Krieger, February 17, 2011

Psychologist Stevan Hobfoll knows a thing or two about war.

A former officer in the Israel Defense Forces, he has spent the past few decades advising on terrorism and traumatic stress. He has written and edited more than 200 publications on the subjects.

Now, Dr Hobfoll, 59, has released his first work of fiction, The Imperfect Guardian, an historical novel set in Eastern Europe during WWI.

The adventure story is based loosely on his grandfather's early years in Poland and Russia between 1906 and 1921.

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Alan Share puts on a play which questions inclusive education

By Candice Krieger, February 17, 2011

Newcastle's Alan Share is making a name for himself as a successful playwright at the age of 78.

The former barrister, who has dabbled in politics and spent time in the family furnishing company, is bringing his work to London next month for a stint at the New End Theatre.

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The Israeli app that allows you to play policeman

By Candice Krieger, February 15, 2011

This looks like it could be both fun and useful, although not to be used while driving one assumes...

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It's a new era for British Israeli business

By Candice Krieger, February 10, 2011

The great and the good were out in force this week for the inaugural British Israeli Business awards dinner, organised by the British-Israel Chamber of Commerce.

More than 300 senior business figures attended Tuesday's event at London's Millennium Mayfair hotel. Among them were Sir Victor Blank, property entrepreneur Vincent Tchenguiz and Sir Trevor Chinn.

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leeds accountant lands top director gong

By Candice Krieger, February 10, 2011

Leeds businessman Colin Glass has been crowned the non-executive director of the year.

Mr Glass was honoured at the Grant Thornton Quoted Company Awards organised by Growth Company Investor magazine. He runs accountancy firm Winburn Glass Norfolk (WGN) and is a non-executive director of the AIM-listed Surgical Innovations plc, GETECG plc and Straight plc, in addition to several private firms. He is chairman of the British-Israel Chamber of Commerce (North East) and a member of the Etz Chaim Synagogue.

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A job? I can't even get an internship

By Candice Krieger, February 10, 2011

Graduates have been faced with unrelenting gloomy news of late with unemployment doubling to its highest level for more than a decade.

One in five who graduated in the past year is unable to find work within six months. Britain's jobless now totals 2.5 million - a 7.9 per cent unemployment rate, rising to 20.3 per cent among those aged 16 to 24 - with many now questioning the value of a degree in light of rising tuition fees.

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Steve Lee Curtis fights to put wrestling back on TV

By Candice Krieger, February 10, 2011

Look out Simon Cowell.

Former British wrestling champion Steve Lee Curtis wants to get British wrestling back on our screens - and he wants to do it X Factor-style.

Mr Lee Curtis - the 1987 British light-middleweight champion - is in talks with several television companies about a reality show, which would give wrestling wannabes the chance to land a professional contract.

The hopefuls would be coached by some of the sport's biggest names such as Mick McManus, Mark "Rollerball" Rocco and Tony 'Banger' Walsh.

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Jill Shaw Ruddock writes an upbeat menopause manual

By Candice Krieger, February 10, 2011

Good news for women. While the menopause may be accompanied by uncomfortable symptoms, it should, in fact, be the most enjoyable time of our life.

This is according to former investment banker Jill Shaw Ruddock, the author of a new book which guides women through the key issues they face after the menopause. Titled The Second Half of Your Life (Vermilion), it features interviews with more than 50 influential women - including Ruby Wax, Sheila Hancock and Dame Vivienne Westwood - advising how the reader can make "the second half of their life the best half".

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