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March 24, 2013
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.
10:05 // 1 year ago
February 11, 2013

Here’s the initial CNN report of Pope Benedict XVI’s resignation. They have EWTN’s Raymond Arroyo on the screen, who was the only person who had an English-language interview with Joseph Ratzinger before he became pope, and Arroyo just sounds stunned.

7:30 // 1 year ago
7:16 // 1 year ago
January 25, 2013
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.
19:18 // 1 year ago
June 4, 2012
14:13 // 2 years ago
March 14, 2012
inothernews:

It should be noted that the Times decided to illustrate Greg Smith’s Goldman Sachs resignation op-ed with this, reminding us all that he’s still a buzzard, feeding on carcasses — and now he’s just going to go feed off another.
(Illustration: Victor Kerlow / NY Times)

Story of the morning. Perhaps the most iconic open letter since Steve Jobs’ “Thoughts on Flash” from two years ago. Also worth a read when you’re done. (ht @AntDeRosa on that front)

inothernews:

It should be noted that the Times decided to illustrate Greg Smith’s Goldman Sachs resignation op-ed with this, reminding us all that he’s still a buzzard, feeding on carcasses — and now he’s just going to go feed off another.

(Illustration: Victor Kerlow / NY Times)

Story of the morning. Perhaps the most iconic open letter since Steve Jobs’ “Thoughts on Flash” from two years ago. Also worth a read when you’re done. (ht @AntDeRosa on that front)

8:25 // 2 years ago
January 9, 2012

And the award for best handling of White House Chief of Staff William Daley’s resignation goes to … @HuffPostHill.

14:19 // 2 years ago
November 7, 2011
Heads roll at Penn State: Two top officials at the school charged with perjury in the Penn State Jerry Sandusky sex-abuse scandal — Athletic Director Tim Curley and Vice President for Finance and Business Gary Schultz — will step down from their jobs as a result of the scandal, which football coach Joe Paterno answered to on Sunday. EDIT: Updated with link to story.

Heads roll at Penn State: Two top officials at the school charged with perjury in the Penn State Jerry Sandusky sex-abuse scandal — Athletic Director Tim Curley and Vice President for Finance and Business Gary Schultz — will step down from their jobs as a result of the scandal, which football coach Joe Paterno answered to on Sunday. EDIT: Updated with link to story.

0:11 // 2 years ago
November 6, 2011
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 alongsource (viafollow)
9:21 // 2 years ago
November 4, 2011
BREAKING: Jon Corzine resigns from troubled, bankrupt MF Global
He will pass on a $12 million severance package, AP reports. The former New Jersey governor, who has been the target of much scrutiny as a result of shady business practices (it appears he bet the business on the Euro debt crisis using investor money, and lost, meaning that the investor money is gone), quit his job early Friday. “I feel great sadness for what has transpired at MF Global and the impact it has had on the firm’s clients, employees and many others,” he said in a statement. “I intend to continue to assist the company and its board in their efforts to respond to regulatory inquiries and issues related to the disposition of the firm’s assets.” source
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He will pass on a $12 million severance package, AP reports. The former New Jersey governor, who has been the target of much scrutiny as a result of shady business practices (it appears he bet the business on the Euro debt crisis using investor money, and lost, meaning that the investor money is gone), quit his job early Friday. “I feel great sadness for what has transpired at MF Global and the impact it has had on the firm’s clients, employees and many others,” he said in a statement. “I intend to continue to assist the company and its board in their efforts to respond to regulatory inquiries and issues related to the disposition of the firm’s assets.” source

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8:14 // 2 years ago