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Opening ceremony creative director resigns over Holocaust joke

New York Times
Motoko Rich TOKYO — Just a day before the opening ceremony of the delayed Tokyo Summer Olympics, organizers of the Games dismissed Kentaro Kobayashi, the creative director of the ceremony, after video footage emerged of him making fun of the Holocaust in a comedic act in the 1990s. At a......

The Olympics composer resigns after acknowledging that he had bullied classmates with disabilities.

New York Times
Motoko Rich The composer of music for the Olympics opening and closing ceremonies resigned on Monday after acknowledging that as a student he had bullied his disabled classmates. Keigo Oyamada, 52, who uses the stage name Cornelius, announced on Twitter that he had handed in his resignation to the Tokyo......

Sheffield Lake Police Chief Resigns After Leaving ‘Ku Klux Klan’ Note for Black Officer as a ‘Joke’

click to enlarge Sheffield Lake Police Department The KKK note left on a Black officer’s raincoat Sheffield Lake police chief Anthony Campo retired from the department after 33 years this week after last week leaving a note, apparently reading “Ku Klux Klan,” on the jacket of a Black officer, taping......

Swedish PM Lofven resigns, speaker to look for new leader

Sweden’s Prime Minister Stefan Lofven holds a news conference at Rosenbad in Stockholm, Sweden June 28, 2021. TT News Agency/Stina Stjernkvist via REUTERS Speaker to seek new PM with backing of parliament If efforts fail, snap elections will be called Centre-left govt fell after losing no-confidence vote STOCKHOLM, June 28......

Warren Buffett gives away another $4.1 billion, resigns as trustee at Gates Foundation

CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Warren Buffett said he will donate $4.1 billion worth of Berkshire Hathaway shares to five foundations, and that he will resign as the trustee at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. This year’s donation marked the halfway point for the legendary investor, who......

Connecticut state Sen. Alex Kasser resigns, blames bitter divorce battle waged by Morgan Stanley executive husband

CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Connecticut state Sen. Alex Kasser announced Tuesday she is resigning, saying her ability to do her job has been harmed by a bitter divorce battle being waged by her husband, Seth Bergstein, a top Morgan Stanley executive. In her resignation......

Adviser to Costa Rica’s president resigns amid growing bribery scandal

A top adviser to Costa Rican President Carlos Alvarado resigned on Monday after judicial officials said he was under investigation for his alleged role in a bribery scheme that has ensnared officials and top businessmen. Camilo Saldarriaga, a 29-year-old economist who advises the president on infrastructure issues, is being investigated......

Third member of prestigious FDA panel resigns over approval of Biogen’s Alzheimer’s drug

CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A sign for the Food and Drug Administration is seen outside of the headquarters on July 20, 2020 in White Oak, Maryland. Sarah Silbiger | Getty Images A third member of a key Food and Drug Administration advisory panel has......

No. 2 Capitol Police official resigns amid turmoil at department

Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here Thomas would be “separating from the Department,” according to a memo from Capitol Police Chief of Staff Salley Wood obtained by POLITICO. Wood thanked him for his service and noted the department’s plans “to bring in additional resources to assist......

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