Kalanick steps down from President Trump’s economic advisory group after criticism from his staff and the public. Kalanick:
Joining the group was not meant to be an endorsement of the President or his agenda but unfortunately it has been misinterpreted to be exactly that. Earlier today I spoke briefly with the president about the immigration executive order and its issues for our community. The implicit assumption that Uber (or I) was somehow endorsing the Administration’s agenda has created a perception-reality gap between who people think we are, and who we actually are.
St-Pierre says he has terminated his contract with UFC, and will now be a free agent.
Aldo requests to quit the UFC.
I heard about everything that happened through my coach. He had spoken with [UFC matchmaker] Sean Shelby Saturday and Sean still had no answer about anything, and asked if I could fight on November 12. My coach said that if it would be Conor, yes, and then Sean asked him if I would fight Max Holloway or Anthony Pettis. ‘Dede’ [Pederneiras] said that for those who I’d rather do a full camp and it could be on December 10.
We waited until Dana publicly said that he wanted this fight with McGregor to happen. And then we expected it to happen: I’d get my rematch to unify the featherweight belts, or I’d have my belt back and fight Holloway or Pettis, since Dana [White] said all the time that Conor couldn’t keep both belts.
But, to my surprise, I heard last night about the fight between McGregor and Eddie Alvarez, which was also denied by Dana last week. And to make it worse, he would keep the featherweight belt, and possibly having two belts at the same time.
After all this, I see I can’t trust any word from president Dana White, and who’s in charge of the promotion now is Conor McGregor. Since I’m not here to be an employee of McGregor, today I ask to cancel my contract with the UFC. After being fooled so many times, I don’t feel motivated to fight in the UFC anymore.
Manafort resigns as Trump’s campaign chairman, two months after taking the helm. Trump confirms his departure in a statement.
This morning Paul Manafort offered, and I accepted, his resignation from the campaign. I am very appreciative for his great work in helping to get us where we are today, and in particular his work guiding us through the delegate and convention process.
Boehner resigns as House speaker and will give up his House seat:
My first job as speaker is to protect the institution. It had become clear to me that this prolonged leadership turmoil would do irreparable harm to the institution…This morning I woke up, said my prayers, as I always do, and thought ‘this is the day I am going to do this’.
Winterkorn announces his resignation. In a statement issued by the company Winterkorn says:
[I am] shocked by the events of the past few days. Above all, I am stunned that misconduct on such a scale was possible in the Volkswagen Group…[I am] not aware of any wrongdoing on my part [but] accept responsibility for the irregularities that have been found in diesel engines and have therefore requested the Supervisory Board to agree on terminating my function as CEO of the Volkswagen Group…I have always been driven by my desire to serve this company, especially our customers and employees. Volkswagen has been, is and will always be my life. The process of clarification and transparency must continue. This is the only way to win back trust. I am convinced that the Volkswagen Group and its team will overcome this grave crisis.
A successor will determined at a supervisory board meeting on September 25. However, rumors earlier suggested he might be replaced by Porsche President and CEO Matthias Muller, and Rupert Stadler, Audi’s chairman and chief executive, although Volkswagen has denied this.
President Molina resigns after being ordered to appear in court to answer questions regarding the customs fraud corruption scandal in which his government is implicated, despite continuing to insist upon his innocence.
Under the present circumstances, and placing the nation’s interests above everything else, it is my responsibility to go through due process, to present myself before the court, and to clear my personal situation.
Bilderman, Ashley Madison’s CEO, resigns.
Effective today, Noel Biderman, in mutual agreement with the company, is stepping down as Chief Executive Officer of Avid Life Media Inc. (ALM) and is no longer with the company. Until the appointment of a new CEO, the company will be led by the existing senior management team. This change is in the best interest of the company and allows us to continue to provide support to our members and dedicated employees. We are steadfast in our commitment to our customer base. We are actively adjusting to the attack on our business and members’ privacy by criminals. We will continue to provide access to our unique platforms for our worldwide members. We are actively cooperating with international law enforcement in an effort to bring those responsible for the theft of proprietary member and business information to justice.
Prime Minister Tsipras resigns after giving a TV address. Government officials said the aim was to hold an election on Sept. 20, with Tsipras seeking to crush a rebellion in his leftist Syriza party and seal public support for the bailout program, Greece’s third since 2010, that he negotiated.
The popular mandate I received on January 25th has run its course. Now the sovereign people of Greece must weigh in…I will go to the president of the republic shortly to submit my resignation, as well as the resignation of my government. I want to be honest with you. We did not achieve the agreement we expected before the January elections. I feel the deep ethical and political responsibility to put to your judgment all I have done, successes and failures.
Stone, an advisor to Trump’s campaign, says he has resigned. However, Trump says he fired him. Stone:
I’m going to kick my 2016 campaign into higher gear, cleaning house, no more “publicity seekers”
Excerpt from Stone’s resignation letter:
Restoring national pride and bringing jobs back to America – your initial and still underlying message – is a solid conservative message. In fact, it catapulted you instantly into a commanding lead in the race. Unfortunately, the current controversies involving personalities and provocative media fights have reached such a high volume that it has distracted attention from your platform and overwhelmed your core message. With this current direction of the candidacy, I no longer can remain involved in your campaign.
Pao resigns from Reddit (statement). She will be replaced by Huffman, but will remain as an adviser to Reddit’s board for the remainder of 2015.
It became clear that the board and I had a different view on the ability of Reddit to grow this year. Because of that, it made sense to bring someone in that shared the same view.
I just want to remind everyone that I am just another human; I have a family, and I have feelings. Everyone attacked on reddit is just another person like you and me. When people make something up to attack me or someone else, it spreads, and we eventually will see it. And we will feel bad, not just about what was said. Also because it undercuts the authenticity of reddit and shakes our faith in humanity.
Reddit board member, Altman:
Ellen has done a phenomenal job, especially in the last few months.
Tonstad resigns as CEO. Executives in Oslo and New York will run Tidal until a replacement is found. Tonstad:
The only thing I can confirm is that I have resigned.
Dolezal gives up her post as president of the N.A.A.C.P. chapter in Spokane, Wash. Officials at the N.A.A.C.P. chapter in Spokane, and at the Human Rights Education Institute in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, where she had previously worked, say she had also represented herself to them as being partly of black descent. It was a claim she also made in news media interviews and in an application to the City of Spokane for a seat on the Office of Police Ombudsman Commission, to which Mayor David A. Conton appointed her.
Carson loses four senior staff members leaving his campaign disorganized and andcreating problems at all levels. A campaign aide says Carson’s campaign chairman, national finance chairman, deputy campaign manager and general counsel have resigned since Carson formally launched his bid. They have not been replaced. Carson’s lawyer:
Every campaign goes through growing pains as it puts together a leadership team that has to work together and live together through the trying times of a presidential election.
Christie resigns her Wall Street job as a managing director at hedge fund and alternative investments company, Angelo Gordon & Co. Spokesman:
Mrs. Christie has decided to take a hiatus from her work in the finance world to spend more time with her family and young children.
One Direction announce that Malik has left the band:
After five incredible years Zayn Malik has decided to leave One Direction. Niall, Harry, Liam and Louis will continue as a four-piece and look forward to the forthcoming concerts of their world tour and recording their fifth album, due to be released later this year. We’re really sad to see Zayn go, but we totally respect his decision and send him all our love for the future. The past five years have been beyond amazing, we’ve gone through so much together, so we will always be friends. The four of us will now continue. We’re looking forward to recording the new album and seeing all the fans on the next stage of the world tour.
My life with One Direction has been more than I could ever have imagined. But, after five years, I feel like it is now the right time for me to leave the band. I’d like to apologise to the fans if I’ve let anyone down, but I have to do what feels right in my heart. I am leaving because I want to be a normal 22-year-old who is able to relax and have some private time out of the spotlight. I know I have four friends for life in Louis, Liam, Harry and Niall. I know they will continue to be the best band in the world.
I would like to say thank you to Zayn for everything he has done for One Direction. Since I first met Zayn in 2010, I have grown very, very fond – and immensely proud – of him. I have seen him grow in confidence and I am truly sorry to see him leave. As for One Direction, fans can rest assured that Niall, Liam, Harry and Louis are hugely excited about the future of the band.
Bush decides to sell his ownership stakes in consulting groups, Jeb Bush & Associates and Britton Hill, in preparation of his presidential run. Spokesperson:
Just as he said he would, Governor Bush has been reviewing his private sector commitments as he contemplates a potential run…Governor Bush finalized that process this month, selling his ownership stakes in Jeb Bush & Associates and in the Britton Hill entities. This was a natural step as Governor Bush transitioned his time and focus from running his business to increasing his political efforts on behalf of conservative candidates and causes.
Pachauri steps down as the leader of the U.N.’s expert panel on climate change amid allegations of sexual harassment. He is being investigated in India after a woman accused him of sexually harassing her while they worked together at The Energy Resources Institute.
[The IPCC] needs strong leadership and dedication of time and full attention by the chair in the immediate future, which under the current circumstances I may be unable to provide.
Gardner plans to resigns from the company in order to serve, with her husband, a full-time mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Gardner and her husband are assigned to the Hawaii Honolulu Mission.
Kitzhaber announces his resignation from long-time position as governor of Oregon amidst allegations that his fiancee was not acting ethically financially.
Questions concerning whether her activities and contracts or my activities as governor have violated ethics laws are currently before the ethics commission. And we are cooperating fully with the commission to allow them to arrive at a conclusion.
McDonald’s announces that Don Thompson is leaving the company. Steve Easterbrook will take over as company president and chief executive officer. Thompson feels that Easterbrook is a good choice to succeed him:
It’s tough to say goodbye to the McFamily, but there is a time and season for everything. I am truly confident as I pass the reins over to Steve, that he will continue to move our business and brand forward.
Bush resigns from all corporate and non-profits board positions in preparation for 2016 presidential run. He is also reviewing is position in other businesses in which he is principal partner or owner. Spokeswoman:
Bush is reviewing his business engagements as he now actively explores a run for the presidency
Cosby resigns from Temple University’s board of trustees. He had been on the board for more than 32 years. According to a statement released by the university, Cosby stated:
I have always wanted to do what would be in the best interests of the university and its students. As a result, I have tendered my resignation from the Temple University Board of Trustees.
With more than twenty years under his belt, di Montezemolo is leaving the job this fall as a result of poor performance. The CEO of Ferrari’s parent company, Fiat, Sergio Marchionne is set to take his place.
This is the end of an era and so I have decided to leave my position as chairman after almost 23 marvelous and unforgettable years
Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk and his Cabinet resign. He tells parliament:
I announce resignation after the collapse of the coalition and the blocking of government initiatives.
Karpeles resigns as one of the industry representatives on the board of the Bitcoin Foundation, which advocates for the virtual currency.
Obama accepts McChrystal’s resignation after summoning the general to the White House. McChrystal releases a statement saying he is stepping down out of
a desire to see the mission succeed.
Obama says Americans should be grateful for McChrystal’s time in uniform. Referring to the Rolling Stone profile of the general by Michael Hastings, Obama adds:
The conduct represented in the recently published article does not meet the standard that should be set by a commanding general.
Hewlett-Packard board forces Fiorina to resign.
While I regret the board and I have differences about how to execute HP’s strategy, I respect their decision.