TOKYO—Nippon Sheet Glass Co. said Craig Naylor, its American chief executive, resigned over “fundamental disagreements” on strategy with the board of directors, becoming the second foreign CEO to abruptly step down from Japan’s second-largest glass maker in three years.
The company’s chairman, Katsuji Fujimoto, wouldn’t elaborate on the nature of the disagreement, saying only that the board and Mr. Naylor, who had a long career at DuPont Co. before being lured out of retirement to become Nippon Sheet Glass’s CEO, disagreed on priorities for a restructuring plan announced in February, as well as “organizational management.”
By Leo Kelion Technological know-how reporter
Thousands of internet sites are actively playing a “blackout” protest with anti-piracy laws being talked over by US lawmakers. The Wikipedia encyclopedia together with blogging service WordPress are among the highest profile pages to take out material.
Google is showing solidarity by placing some sort of black box over its logo when US-based users visit its site. The Film Association of America offers branded the action as “irresponsible” and a “stunt”.
People to Wikipedia’s English-language site are greeted by the dark page with white text that says: “Imagine a world without free knowledge… The united states Congress is considering legislation that could fatally damage the 100 % free and open internet. Every day and night, to raise awareness, we are blacking out Wikipedia. ” The quality of a link to additional information about the House with Representatives’ Stop Online Piracy Take action (Sopa) along…
View original post 135 more words