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macher

(ˈmɑxər)
n
an important or influential person: often used ironically
[Yiddish, from German, literally: doer]
Translations
makher
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Nick, or "Machers", arrived at the Echo as a general reporter in 1998 from his home county of Lincolnshire, working his way up quickly to become news editor.
Nick, or "Machers", arrived at the South Wales Echo as a reporter in 1998, working his way up quickly to become news editor.
Jukely has a lot going for it: a toehold in 15 of the biggest live-music markets in the United States, (http://techcrunch.com/2015/04/28/music-startup-jukely-pulls-in-8-million-to-expand-its-concert-subscription-service/) more than $10 million in seed funding from investors, and music industry machers including 300 Entertainment founder Lyor Cohen and Windish Agency founder Tom Windish among its advisers and investors.
"The very nature of many Wall Street firms changed," the report noted, "from relatively staid private partnerships to publicly traded corporations taking greater and more diverse kinds of risks." Along with the change in ownership came a big change in compensation for the machers of Wall Street.
For three days, these machers and dozens more are available for a live chat via a new Jewish Agency/government of Israel initiative.
Not so for the venerable and liberal The Nation which accused the "right wing" New York Times of being run by machers, Yiddish for big shots, but left unexplained by the journal
In Michael Barbaro's definitive narrative of how gay marriage was passed in New York, Andrew Cuomo savvily harnessed his own popularity, his constituents' support, and a few rich Republican machers to bring marriage equality to the third most populous state.
Council workers Peter Fanning and Joanne Machers persuaded colleagues from across the region to take part in a dragon boat race in Durham.
Joanne Machers, chief personnel officer at Hartlepool Council, said: "My son, Jonathan, was diagnosed with leukaemia, so I've had to spend a lot of time at the RVI.
Avid followers of popular music will readily understand the importance of Chess Records in the early to modern business of rock and roll production, and won't want to miss Rich Cohen's Machers And Rockers: Chess Records And The Business Of Rock & Roll, an excellent survey of the two immigrants who changed the course of musical history by recording such artists as Muddy Waters and Chuck Berry.
The novelist, poet and activist Marge Piercy quite correctly labeled these leaders "machers"--male strong men, whose goal was to build up their own little movement fiefdoms, rather than strengthen a movement for social change (Piercy, "The Grand Coolie Dam," Leviathan, November 1969).
Families of the victims, who lived in The Machers, Wigtownshire, may now have to wait until May for the report.