November 1, 2013 |
Generic-drug giant Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. surprised the financial community Wednesday by announcing that chief executive officer Jeremy Levin had "agreed" with the board of directors to resign immediately, less than two years after joining the company. Chief financial officer Eyal Desheh will take over as interim CEO. Teva sells more generic prescription medicine than any other company, but it also relies on a brand-name multiple sclerosis drug called Copaxone and collaborates with Procter & Gamble on selling consumer products.
October 23, 2013 |
PHILADELPHIA Pedro Ramos resigned Monday from the School Reform Commission, throwing the Philadelphia School District into further turmoil. Ramos, who had served as chair since late 2011, cited "recent, unexpected" family news in his resignation, announced by the Governor's Office. It was not clear who would lead the SRC or when a permanent replacement might be nominated by Gov. Corbett. District officials directed those questions to state officials, who said only that answers would be forthcoming.
September 26, 2013 |
The Coatesville Area school board voted Tuesday night to accept the resignations of Superintendent Richard Como and high school athletic director James Donato after two hours of public comment in which audience members repeatedly and vehemently called for their dismissal. Tonya Thames-Taylor, the board member who first received transcripts of the racist and sexist text messages discovered on the two men's cellphones, cast the only vote against accepting the resignations. After the vote, she and the other board members left the meeting without a word.
September 26, 2013 |
PEYTON MANNING can't read minds, but as the Hall of Fame-bound quarterback stands behind his offensive linemen before the snap and surveys the defense, it often seems as if he can. Particularly to the people on the other side of the ball who are trying to confuse him. The defensive players do their best to disguise their strategy and conceal their malicious intentions. But you have a better chance of putting one over on the IRS than Manning. He almost always seems to know what's coming.
September 26, 2013 |
Roy Halladay will get another job in the major leagues. A pitcher with more than 200 career wins and a Cy Young Award on his resumé gets plenty of chances to prove he is no longer that same guy. Someone will sign Halladay as a free agent this offseason, because a talent like his is hard to find and, for many baseball franchises, money isn't. Even though Halladay stood on the mound in Miami on Monday night, flushed and tired after throwing 16 pitches, sweating like a condemned man, he will work again.
September 14, 2013 |
TRENTON - Assemblyman Albert Coutinho (D., Essex) pleaded guilty Thursday to stealing from his family's charitable foundation and filing false financial disclosure forms with the Legislature, the state's acting attorney general said. Coutinho, 44, who resigned Wednesday, pleaded guilty in Superior Court to a third-degree charge of theft by unlawful taking and a fourth-degree charge of falsifying or tampering with records, acting Attorney General John Hoffman said in a statement. Coutinho will be barred from public office and employment as a result of the plea, Hoffman said.
September 7, 2013 |
The man who in the last year was in charge of setting up the new state-run Regional Achievement Center in Camden resigned last weekend. In a nondescriptive Aug. 28 letter, David Hardy told state Education Commissioner Chris Cerf that he was stepping down from his position as executive director of the RAC for the Camden and Burlington County region, effective Sept. 27. Hardy, 32, did not cite a reason for his leaving, and said he would help in the transition of his departure. "I feel, as a team, we have built a strong instructional foundation that I hope will be helpful to students across our region," Hardy said in his letter to Cerf.
August 21, 2013 |
For someone like Frederick De Vesa, serving as the temporary leader of a small Bucks County police force might have looked like a low-impact postretirement gig. He spent 42 years in New Jersey law enforcement, working as a police officer in Newark and acting state attorney general, and was an esteemed criminal court judge. But his job as Morrisville's interim police director evidently proved to be more than he was willing to put up with. De Vesa, 67, quit after two weeks because of internal strife among police and politicians in this town of 8,000 people along the Delaware, said Victor Cicero, the Borough Council's vice president.
July 27, 2013 |
NEW YORK - Anthony Weiner said Thursday that he'd traded racy messages with as many as three women since similar sexting forced him out of Congress. But as he tried to tamp down questions about his behavior, a poll suggested the new disclosures were taking a toll on his mayoral prospects. Facing a third day of renewed queries and criticism of his conduct as he continued campaigning, the married Democrat also said he supposed he'd had sexually charged exchanges with a total of six to 10 women; he'd previously capped that number at six. Weiner, the congressman who resigned in 2011 after the first batch of sexts surfaced, is running for New York mayor and had been near the top of most polls of the Democratic primary race until the latest furor over his behavior began this week when the gossip website The Dirty posted explicit messages that a woman said she and Weiner sent each other starting in July 2012.
July 24, 2013 |
After six years in the Camden City School District, former interim Superintendent Reuben Mills has resigned. Mills, whose title changed to senior adviser to the superintendent last month as part of the state takeover of the district, will leave Aug. 3. Reached Monday afternoon, Mills confirmed the resignation but declined an interview. In a July 10 letter to the state-appointed interim superintendent, Margaret "Peggy" Nicolosi, Mills said his decision came "after much reflection and heartfelt mixed emotion.