Chris Solari Detroit Free Press Published 6:01 AM EDT Jun 2, 2019 EAST LANSING — The one person at Michigan State who owns two national championship rings quietly retired Friday. You likely do not know who she is, which is how Lori Soderberg prefers things. But she has been the nerve center for Spartan basketball for 43 years. How important do those inside the Berkowitz Center feel the executive secretary has been for more than four decades? Enough for assistant coach Dane Fife to place her on MSU basketball’s Mount Rushmore, next to her two bosses — Jud Heathcote and Tom Izzo — and her Lansing Everett High classmate Magic Johnson. "She kind of just keeps on trucking and doesn't let anybody or anything get to her," Izzo said Saturday. "I can maybe think of three or four times when she was mad, which is incredible — I mean, working for Jud and me, you should be mad every day. But she never let her emotions go. That's why she was a good balancing act … [Read more...] about Michigan State basketball’s unsung hero retires after 43 years
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Billionaire Robert F. Smith pledged to pay off student loans for every member of Morehouse College's graduating class.The Ivy League-educated business leader made his fortune investing in software firms and other tech companies. He's well-known for his philanthropy -- and the first African-American to sign Bill and Melinda Gates' Giving Pledge.Members of Morehouse College's class of 2019 received more than their diplomas at the college's commencement ceremony Sunday when honorary degree recipient Robert F. Smith announced he would eliminate the entire class's student debt. "This is my class, 2019," he said. "And my family is making a grant to eliminate their student loans." Morehouse is an all-male, historically black college in Atlanta. The billionaire's gift is estimated to be worth about $40 million, based on the combined debt shouldered by the graduating class's nearly 400 students, making it the single largest individual donation to a historically black college or … [Read more...] about Who is Morehouse billionaire benefactor Robert F. Smith?
Yonette Joseph, New York Times 4:35 pm PST, Saturday, February 9, 2019 FILE - In this Wednesday, March 27, 2013 file photo, Melati a female Sumatran Tiger walks past her frozen pool, at London Zoo. London Zoo says one of its female Sumatran tigers has been killed by a potential mate while the two animals were being introduced. The zoo says 10-year-old Melati died Friday, Feb. 8, 2019 during her first encounter with Asim, a 7-year-old male. It says staff are “devastated by the loss of Melati, and we are heartbroken by this turn of events.” (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, file) less FILE - In this Wednesday, March 27, 2013 file photo, Melati a female Sumatran Tiger walks past her frozen pool, at London Zoo. London Zoo says one of its female Sumatran tigers has been killed by a potential ... more Photo: Kirsty Wigglesworth, Associated Press … [Read more...] about First date for 2 rare tigers ends in death
By Haejin Choi, Sarah White and Sam NusseySEOUL/PARIS/TOKYO (Reuters) - From an eye shadow that opens with the flick of a thumb, Zippo-style, to a barely-there foundation in subtle blue-grey packaging: men's make-up is getting a makeover as manufacturers bid to take it more mainstream.France's Chanel and Japan's Pola Orbis <4927.T> are among firms launching new ranges to exploit signs of rising demand for cosmetics among men, especially in Asia, betting the tide is finally turning in a segment that has long underwhelmed.gi Beyond showbusiness circles or the limited realm of beauty bloggers, the brands have other clients - such as image-conscious executives - in their sights, as they emphasise the undetectable aspects of some products."Giving off a sense of cleanliness is becoming a kind of business skill," said Akira Gogo, president of Pola Orbis subsidiary Acro, which launched a men's make-up range in September that includes foundation in 15 different skin tones given names like … [Read more...] about In Asia, nascent men’s make-up market starts drawing big brands
Roxanne Roberts, The Washington Post Published 9:49 am PDT, Tuesday, October 16, 2018 Aziz Ansari, left, along with Leslie Mann and Judd Apatow, attend an event in Washington, D.C., in April 2012. Aziz Ansari, left, along with Leslie Mann and Judd Apatow, attend an event in Washington, D.C., in April 2012. Photo: Bloomberg Photo By Andrew Harrer Photo: Bloomberg Photo By Andrew Harrer Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Aziz Ansari, left, along with Leslie Mann and Judd Apatow, attend an event in Washington, D.C., in April 2012. Aziz Ansari, left, along with Leslie Mann and Judd Apatow, attend an event in Washington, D.C., in April 2012. Photo: Bloomberg Photo By Andrew Harrer A middle path in the #MeToo era 1 / 1 Back to … [Read more...] about A middle path in the #MeToo era