Savoring Truffle Pasta & Red Wine In Omotesando With Sarah Crago
In a cozy neighborhood sandwiched between Omotesando and Shibuya, an Australian chef and business owner serves up truffle pasta paired with red wine almost every night to regulars and tourists. Savvy Tokyo sat down with Sarah to find out how and why an experienced marketer and foodie made the leap into the restaurant business and what she’s gained from the experience.On paper, what Sarah Crago has achieved in only a few years at her niche truffle eatery, OUT, is remarkable. And it’s all because of her belief in the potential of OUT, her passion for food and her determination to make her dream ...
For 'Black Monday''s Don Cheadle, music was almost his first career choice
PASADENA, Calif. — Although he’d already graduated from a prestigious arts institute, actor Don Cheadle immediately signed up for waiters’ school.“It was on Sunset Boulevard, and the whole reason to go there was not just to be a waiter,” he says. “But when you graduated, the teacher would call you in the back like Don Corleone and give you tips. ‘OK, this is the guy at Spago, call him.’ And, ‘This is the person at Tower, call him.’ You got the insider stuff,” he whispers.“But I got an acting job the day I was getting ready to go to my first meeting for a waiter’s job. I just never went back.”I...
Tribune News Service
How the Heat's Andre Iguodala became an investor in a key tool in the coronavirus pandemic
MIAMI — From the moment he arrived to the Miami Heat at the Feb. 6 NBA trading deadline, Andre Iguodala made it clear he was about more than basketball.Now, that is about to be put to the test, as Broward County students and others around the country are put to the test by being educated through web-conferencing software.Having taken steps into venture capitalism during a career that has produced three championships with the Golden State Warriors, Iguodala, in a recent interview with CNBC, called Zoom Video Communications his best investment. It is the video platform that schools in Broward an...
Merwin Foard Jr., actor with wide-ranging Broadway and Disney career, dies at 59
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Charlotte native Merwin Foard Jr. spent much of his Broadway career mastering leading roles in some of the biggest hit shows — and then waiting in the wings.Foard, a prolific actor perhaps best known for his work as a standby in productions like “Aladdin” and “The Addams Family,” died Monday at age 59.Foard was a main focus of the 2012 documentary “The Standbys” about the demanding world of Broadway standbys and understudies, because of his work backing up big names — Nathan Lane in “The Addams Family,” Michael Cerveris in “Sweeney Todd” and Brian Stokes Mitchell in “Kiss Me,...
The Charlotte Observer
Inspiring Organizations To Embrace Sustainability In Japan With Tove Kinooka
Though a long-term resident of Japan, Tove Kinooka is well plugged into the climate crisis facing the globe. A passionate believer that the world is a delicate ecosystem, she has long followed the environmental news with concern and tried to consider sustainability in her daily life in Japan.In 2015, Tove Kinooka took another step in the direction of sustainability in Japan by co-founding Global Perspectives Japan, a consultancy that offers sustainability leadership development and organizational transformation. Through the fledgling company, Kinooka and co-founder Gavin Dixon work to foster r...
Amazon has 37,000 job listings — maybe its most ever — in Seattle, India and across the globe
At one point last week, Amazon had about 37,200 job listings around the world.That’s the most listings the Seattle company has posted on its Amazon.jobs career site in at least 15 months, a company spokesperson said — and may be the most ever, though a system update prevents easy comparisons to earlier periods.Amazon is seeking everyone from hourly warehouse workers to top-paid machine-learning experts, underscoring the breadth and scope of the company’s operations and ambition. The listings provide a rough map of Amazon’s near-term growth priorities across businesses and geographies.Amazon’s ...
The Seattle Times
What college grads should know about the job search
College students about to graduate this spring already have a lot going for them. Armed with degrees, they will enter the workforce at a time of historically low unemployment when companies are desperately vying for talent.Still, career experts say there are steps that recent graduates should take to ensure they begin their careers on the right foot.The key to good placement starts with the job seeker, career counselors say. They offered the following advice:— Narrow your search. One of the first goals that soon-to-be college graduates should tackle is to try to better understand themselves an...
Star Tribune (Minneapolis)
Daniel Oturu scores career-high 32 points but Minnesota falls at Penn State, 83-77
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Penn State’s students rushed down the Bryce Jordan Center steps an hour before game time Saturday afternoon to pack their section.It didn’t take long for the rest of the arena to fill up for the first announced sellout since 2011.This wasn’t your typical Penn State crowd, but this was one of the best teams in program history.The Gophers hadn’t lost in the series in three years, but that streak came to an end after falling 83-77 Saturday after Lamar Stevens’ 33 points led the No. 22-ranked Nittany Lions.Daniel Oturu’s career-high 32 points and 16 rebounds weren’t enough to ...
Star Tribune (Minneapolis)
Golden State Warriors react to Kobe Bryant's death: 'He was a warrior'
SAN FRANCISCO — Bob Myers remembers the first time he met Kobe Bryant. It was in 1997 on his first day working as a sports agent at Tellem and Associates, and Bryant was sitting in a chair in the lobby of the Brentwood office wearing a retro Joe Montana jersey.Bryant was 19 at the time, coming off a rookie season in which he averaged 7.6 points, 1.9 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game. Despite the modest numbers, Bryant told Myers that he was going to win 10 championships. Myers left the brief interaction in awe of Bryant’s defiant confidence.“He was probably the most competitive person I’ve eve...
The Mercury News
6 Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me About Job Hunting In Japan
Looking for a job in Japan can feel like climbing Mt. Everest — in a snowstorm, and in heels.Looking for a job in Japan, especially if you don’t have native English teaching skills, can be a frustrating endeavor. Besides the obvious issues of the language gap and physical distance (if applying from abroad), our own assumptions and the tendency to look at things through rose-colored glasses may make the entire process far more complicated. So, in order not to make the same mistakes as me, here are a few key points to keep in mind when looking for a job in Japan — which I came to learn the hard ...