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Ted Baker boss resigns amid 'forced hugs' probe

Ted Baker boss resigns amid 'forced hugs' probe

Business
By James Sillars, business reporter Ted Baker says its chief executive Ray Kelvin has "agreed to resign" as he faces allegations of inappropriate behaviour.The fashion chain's founder took a voluntary leave of absence in December after it launched an independent investigation into claims of forced hugs and harassment. He has denied any wrongdoing and described the allegations - including that he massaged employees and asked some to sit on his lap - as "deeply distressing".Ted Baker said he had quit with immediate effect and its acting chief executive, Lindsay Page, had agreed to continue in the role until the appointment of a permanent successor, with David Bernstein acting as executive chairman to provide additional support.Shares were almost 5% down on ...
Brumadinho dam collapse in Brazil: Vale mine chief resigns

Brumadinho dam collapse in Brazil: Vale mine chief resigns

Business
The head of Brazil's Vale mining giant has stepped down following the collapse of a dam which killed 186 people in the town of Brumadinho.Fabio Schvartsman and several other executives resigned after prosecutors recommended their dismissal on Friday. At least 122 people are still missing more than a month after the accident at the dam, which collected waste from an iron ore mine in Minas Gerais state. Vale is the world's biggest producer of iron ore. The mining disaster was the second in the region since 2015, when a nearby dam co-owned by Vale collapsed.Brazilian authorities were severely criticised for being too slow and complacent over that accident. No-one has yet been imprisoned.Vale said Eduardo Bartolomeo, executive direct...
Brexit: Sam Gyimah resigns over Theresa May's 'naive' deal

Brexit: Sam Gyimah resigns over Theresa May's 'naive' deal

Technology
A minister has resigned saying a row over involvement in the EU's Galileo satellite-navigation system shows the UK will be "hammered" in negotiations over a Brexit deal.Science and universities minister Sam Gyimah quit after Mrs May said the UK was pulling out of Galileo.The UK wanted to stay part of it but the EU said it would be banned from extra-secure elements of the project.Mr Gyimah said it was a foretaste of the "brutal negotiations" to come. He's the 10th member of government to resign over the agreement, which he dismissed as a "deal in name only". He said he intended to vote against the deal negotiated with Brussels, and called for another referendum. The UK's interests "will be repeatedly and permanently hammered by th...
Superintendent resigns after racist comment of Texans' Watson

Superintendent resigns after racist comment of Texans' Watson

Sports
Lynn Redden, the superintendent of Onalaska Independent School District in Texas resigned Saturday morning following his racist comment about Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson. "We have accepted the resignation of the superintendent," the school board said in a statement released on Saturday morning. The resignation came six days after Redden was critical on Facebook of Watson's play in the Texans' loss to the Titans. "That may have been the most inept quarterback decision I've seen in the NFL," he wrote. "When you need precision decision making you can't count on a black quarterback." Those comments were denounced by Texans head coach Bill O'Brien and team captain J.J. Watt, among others. "I don't want to waste any time responding to ignorant, idiotic statements," O'Brien said. "Des...
Australian Archbishop Philip Wilson resigns over hiding child abuse

Australian Archbishop Philip Wilson resigns over hiding child abuse

World
July 30 (UPI) -- Pope Francis on Monday accepted the resignation of Adelaide Archbishop Philip Wilson less than a month after he was sentenced to a year in detention for failing to report decades-old child abuse allegations. Wilson was the most senior Catholic official to be convicted on the charge. Magistrate Robert Stone sentenced the 67-year-old on July 3, but delayed a hearing to determine whether he could be given home confinement. Wilson "decided that his conviction means he can no longer continue as archbishop because to do so would continue to cause pain and distress to many, especially to survivors and also in the Archdiocese of Adelaide," a statement from the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference said. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull was among a number of political and religiou...