January 2, 2013
Re "EPA chief, who battled GOP , plans to step down," Dec. 28 The reasoning behind the U.S. Environment Protection Agency as a distinct entity is to ensure that competing industrial interests are disentangled from decisions affecting the environment. Rather than spending millions of dollars pushing back against EPA efforts to protect environmental quality, it is incumbent upon industry to find new, creative ways to thrive within constraints established to ensure our future survival.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 8, 2013 |
SACRAMENTO - State Sen. Bill Emmerson (R-Redlands) abruptly announced his resignation Friday, saying that after nine years in the Legislature his passion for the job had waned and his constituents deserve better. Emmerson's departure, effective Dec. 1, comes after a series of elections in which Democrats in the Senate won a supermajority, significantly reducing the ability of Republican lawmakers to remain a force in the upper house. “My nine years of service have been some of the most fulfilling years of my life. It has been an honor to work alongside my colleagues in both the State Assembly and the state Senate - institutions that I hold in the highest regard,” Emmerson said in a statement posted on his website.
January 10, 2013 |
CAIRO -- Egypt's Central Bank Gov. Farouk el-Okdah resigned Thursday amid tumultuous economic conditions marked by shrinking foreign reserves and the continuing decline of the Egyptian pound against the U.S. dollar. President Mohamed Morsi accepted El-Okdah's resignation and appointed Hisham Ramez, executive director of Commercial International Bank and a Central Bank board member, as governor. Ramez will take up his post Feb. 3. "I offer all of my congratulations to my colleague and friend,” El-Okdah said during a news conference at the presidential palace.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 13, 2013 |
Elected leaders from across southeast Los Angeles County called Wednesday for state Sen. Ronald S. Calderon (D-Montebello) to step down amid a federal corruption investigation, saying that it is hurting their efforts to regain voters' trust after a series of scandals in the region. At a news conference in Bell Gardens, council members from the cities of Bell, Commerce and Downey and the mayors of Downey, Montebello, Norwalk and South Gate...
November 8, 2011 |
Director Brett Ratner submitted his resignation as a producer of the 84th Annual Academy Awards Tuesday after coming under fire for making a gay slur. "He did the right thing for the academy and for himself," Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences President Tom Sherak said Tuesday afternoon. "Words have meaning, and they have consequences. Brett is a good person, but his comments were unacceptable. We all hope this will be an opportunity to raise awareness about the harm that is caused by reckless and insensitive remarks, regardless of the intent.
June 23, 2013 |
RAMALLAH, West Bank -- Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas accepted the resignation of Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah on Sunday, Abbas' spokesman said. Hamdallah, in office for only two weeks, resigned Thursday protesting what he described as infringement on his authority as prime minister by his two deputies, both advisors to Abbas. Abbas attempted over two days to persuade Hamdallah, 54, an independent university president until he was asked to form a government on June 2 to replace outgoing Salam Fayyad, to withdraw his resignation.