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2009-10-19 07:00:00

RAMAT GAN, Israel, October 19 /PRNewswire/ -- On October 13, 2009 an international delegation of leaders from the diamond world held an historic meeting with the President of Panama, Ricardo Martinelli The meeting was attended by Israel Diamond Institute Group of Companies (IDI) Managing Director Eli Avidar, Israeli Ambassador to Panama Yoad Magen, the Chairman of the World Diamond Council (WDC) Eli Izhakoff, and the President of the Diamond Dealers Club of New York (NYDDC) Moshe...

2009-06-18 15:20:00

RAMAT GAN, Israel, June 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Moti Ganz, Chairman of the Israel Diamond Institute Group of Companies (IDI) today hosted Israel's first ever Diamond Town Hall Meeting with Gareth Penny, Managing Director of the De Beers Group and Varda Shine, Managing Director of the Diamond Trading Company (DTC). The meeting was attended by hundreds of Israeli diamantaires, who came to ask questions and exchange views with the leading management of the world's leading rough diamond supplier....

2009-06-01 06:00:00

RAMAT GAN, Israel, June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- The Israeli Diamond Industry, one of the major stakeholders of Israel's economy, has found a unique way to deal with the global economic meltdown. Instead of freezing marketing activities and pulling advertising dollars, the Israeli Diamond Industry is investing huge efforts in reaching out to clients, using both new and traditional marketing tools. "We see the economic crisis as an opportunity, not a problem," said Eli Avidar, Managing...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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