All that has happened to the Syrian people — from [the] destruction of infrastructure to the arrest of tens of thousands, to the displacement of hundreds of thousands to other tragedies — is not enough for an international decision to allow the Syrian people to defend themselves.Syrian National Coalition leader Mouaz al-Khatib • Discussing his decision to resign from the post, feeling that international powers were not doing enough to help defeat Bashar al-Assad’s forces. “I am keeping my promise today and announcing my resignation from the National Coalition so that I can work with freedom that is not available inside the official institutions,” he explained in a Facebook post. He had led the SNC post since November, when the group formed amid international pressure.
I decided to resign from Square so my colleagues could continue to do great work without the distraction that a lawsuit would most certainly bring. I deeply regret that I let my personal and professional lives to become intertwined, and I apologize to my colleagues and friends (at Square and elsewhere) who I’ve let down, and who will bear the brunt of some of the unnecessary, negative attention this situation will likely bring.Former Square chief operating officer Keith Rabois • Discussing why he chose to resign from the company. To put it simply, Rabois faced a lawsuit over his relationship with a former employee of the company, one who Rabois claims he had a consensual relationship with. With the prospect of a sexual harassment lawsuit claiming otherwise hanging over his head, and also threatening Square’s business, Rabois was clear that he was innocent of the allegations he faced. “While I have certainly made mistakes, this threat feels like a shakedown, and I will defend myself to the full extent of the law,” he said. The company, in a statement, did not find any evidence of misdeeds on the part of the departing executive but admitted his departure was the right move. ”Keith exercised poor judgment that ultimately undermined his ability to remain an effective leader at Square,” a spokesperson said.
We only have to wait for the prime minister’s announcements in the cabinet. Everything must be done within the day, otherwise tomorrow it will be hell.Greek politician Telemachos Hitiris • Discussing the expected plans for the Greek government, which just had a prime minister survive a no-confidence vote. The plan now will be to come up with an interim coalition government to replace Prime Minister George Papandreou, who could resign as soon as Sunday. It’s been a weird week in Greek politics, in case you haven’t been following along. source (via • follow)
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After 14 years and over 15,000 stories posted, it’s finally time for me to say Good-Bye to Slashdot. I created this place with my best friends in a run down house while still in college. Since then it has grown to be read by more than a million people, and has served Billions and Billions of Pages (yes, in my head I hear the voice). During my tenure I have done my best to keep Slashdot firmly grounded in its origins, but now it’s time for someone else to come aboard and find the *future*.Rob “CmdrTaco” Malda, founder of Slashdot, announcing his resignation from the technology curation and community site. As we said earlier, today’s a day of resignations. (via futurejournalismproject)
We were told that if things proceed as planned, the prime minister will express his (resignation) intention on August 26 … We were told to prepare to succeed to the next cabinet.Japanese Finance Minister Yoshihiko Noda • Revealing that Naoto Kan is likely about to resign as Prime Minister. Kan, despite serving during one of the worst tragedies in Japanese history and having only served a year and three months, is the longest-serving prime-minister of the past five.
I live for this work. It’s the only thing I’ve ever done. I believe in it. I’m going to be doing it for the forseeable future.Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner • Denying the speculation about his possible departure from his post. By the way, has anyone figured out a way to see into next week? We’re not sure if we believe him. That said, he did claim that personal issues were weighing on his mind right now: “I have a family, and my son’s going back to New York to finish high school,” he said. “I’m going to be commuting for a while.” Hope he learns to love Amtrak. source (via • follow)