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Mismanagement at Claims Conference?

Mismanagement at Claims Conference?

NEW YORK — Ahead of its annual meeting in New York, the board of directors of the Claims Conference controversy, again, looked to lead the agenda for the group that handles German compensation for Nazi atrocities against Jews.

This time the cause is an angry letter sent to the board on June 29 by Shmuel Hollander, the independent ombudsman appointed by the Claims Conference three years ago in the wake of a $57 million fraud scandal that rocked the organization and resulted in numerous arrests and prison sentences.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 23 July 2015 13:24 )

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Sean Leventhal, Jonathan Sar form law firm

Sean Leventhal, Jonathan Sar form law firmAttorneys Sean Leventhal and Jonathan Sar have launched Leventhal Sar LLC, a boutique law firm in Denver specializing in personal injury law. Leventhal Sar handles all types of personal injury law, including motor vehicle accidents, aviation accidents, dog bites, nursing home abuse, pedestrian-motor vehicle accidents, premises liability (slip and fall), product liability, ski accidents and wrongful death. “We formed Leventhal Sar to combine our diverse legal backgrounds, ability to achieve r...

Last Updated ( Saturday, 30 May 2015 21:14 )

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Family history of new Google CFO, Ruth Porat

Family history of new Google CFO, Ruth Porat PASSOVER EDITION 5775SECTION A PAGE 17 SAN FRANCISCO — To the business press, the symbolism of Ruth Porat’s move from her position as chief financial officer of Morgan Stanley to her newly announced perch as Google’s CFO of the future couldn’t be more obvious — it represents a shift in power from Wall Street to Silicon Valley. And there’s no question that it’s a big deal when one of the most powerful women in finance decides that the grass — or at least the money — is green...
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Israeli start-up wins Verizon competition

Israeli start-up wins Verizon competitionNEW YORK — Israeli start-up Sesame Enable won first place in a competition held by telecom giant Verizon for its development of the world’s first hands-free smart phone, opening a world of possibility for the disabled. An additional prize was awarded to Israeli Voiceitt for its invention of voice translation technology for the speech-impaired. Both companies were founded by graduates of the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology.
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Philanthropic impulse behind CharityBids

Philanthropic impulse behind CharityBidsSECTION B PAGE 1 Clear Channel. Home Depot. Royal Bank of Canada. Tommy Hilfiger. “All these huge companies are calling us, very conscious of their brand . . . ” Often you get the idea that when someone is telling you what he does, he’s telling you three times as much as what he actually does. He inflates his importance. Exaggerates.

Last Updated ( Friday, 12 December 2014 13:34 )

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Ben Sales Jerusalem marketing consultant Issamar Ginzberg devotes his days to Torah, family and working with his 120 clients that pay $3,000 for 10-hour packages. ... [Link]

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