President Donald Trump announced on Twitter Thursday that Scott Pruitt has resigned from his position as the head of the Environmental Protection Agency, following months of scrutiny and multiple controversies. "I have accepted the resignation of Scott Pruitt as the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency," Trump wrote on Twitter. "Within the Agency Scott has done an outstanding job, and I will always be thankful to him for this.""The Senate confirmed Deputy at EPA, Andrew Wheeler, will on Monday assume duties as the acting Administrator of the EPA," the president continued. "I have no doubt that Andy will continue on with our great and lasting EPA agenda. We have made tremendous progress and the future of the EPA is very bright!"RELATED: Notable people who have been fired or resigned from Trump’s administration: 19 PHOTOS Notable people who have been fired or resigned from Trump's administration See Gallery Notable people who have been fired or … [Read more...] about Trump says EPA Chief Scott Pruitt has resigned
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BILLIONAIRE tech entrepreneur Elon Musk has built a reputation for his innovative companies such as SpaceX and Tesla and his forward-thinking ideas. From advising Donald Trump on how to make humans a "multiplanetary species" to his work on the world's biggest lithium-ion battery, here's everything you need to know about one of the planet's most influential tech figures. Who is Elon Musk? There's no doubt that Elon has quite the CV. He's the founder, CEO and CTO of SpaceX, co-founder, CEO and product architect of Tesla Motors, co-founder and chairman of SolarCity, co-chairman of Opan AI, co-founder of Zip2 and founder of X.com, which merged with PayPal. Musk has envisioned a high-speed transportation system known as the Hyperloop and proposed an electric jet. He has previously said that the goals of his companies revolve around his vision to change the world and humanity. His aim is to reduce global warming and reduce the risk of human extinction by setting up a colony on … [Read more...] about What is Elon Musk’s net worth, did the Tesla founder date Amber Heard and why has he built an underground tunnel in LA?
Rami Ismail was frustrated. His #1ReasonToBe panel at this year’s Game Developers Conference in San Francisco had run into a snag: Half of his panelists couldn’t make it because their visas had been denied by the U.S. State Department. Ismail, a Muslim Dutch-Egyptian game developer, is co-founder of indie studio Vlambeer and is most famous for games like Ridiculous Fishing and Nuclear Throne. But in the game development world, he’s known as the guy pushing for worldwide diversity in game making. For years, Ismail has traveled the world encouraging underrepresented developers to speak up and let their voices be heard through gaming. “I had expected a single rejection, at most — a developer from Syria — and I had ensured proper backup in case that fell through,” Ismail told me in February. “Sadly, I had three rejections, which means with just over a month to the event, I have to find two new speakers.” As GDC approached, Ismail … [Read more...] about Trump’s travel ban knocks more game developers out of this year’s GDC
Jared Kushner’s old high school in New Jersey is asking its students to send supportive letters to his father-in-law, President Donald Trump, and parents are not happy. The Frisch School, an ultra-Orthodox Jewish institution, asked children—without obtaining the consent of their parents—to write letters praising Trump’s decision to relocate the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. That decision angered Arab leaders and gave rise to protests across the Muslim world. The school’s Rabbi David Sher sent a template email to students telling those who “believe that the president made the right decision” in ordering the relocation of the embassy to sign the letter and thank Trump for showing “courageous leadership.” The children were told: “Just remember to sign your name at the bottom.” The letter appeared to suggest that the movement of the embassy was a widely popular decision. It was hailed by pro-Israeli advocacy … [Read more...] about Jared Kushner’s old high school making kids send pro-Trump letters
The Entertainment Software Association tonight issued a statement regarding U.S. President Donald Trump’s widely reported, racist comments about immigrants from “Haiti and Africa” as being from “shithole” countries. ”America’s greatness is built on our diversity,” reads the ESA’s statement. “The president’s repulsive comments undermine the fundamental values of who we are as a country. There is no place in our society for this type of backward thinking, and we condemn it in the strongest terms.” The ESA, which represents the interests of video game publishing companies, occasionally issues statements on matters of wider interest outside gaming. Late last year, the ESA said it welcomed Republican tax legislation, which is likely to benefit large corporations. In September, it sent out a fairly anodyne statement calling for a swift and positive resolution to the Trump administration’s efforts to curb the … [Read more...] about In unusual move, ESA slams Trump’s racist outburst