NASHVILLE — Fresh off his decisive victory in Tennessee's gubernatorial race a day earlier, Republican Gov.-elect Bill Lee said Wednesday he is "ready to go to work" and is now putting together the team to carry out the promises he made to Tennesseans as he prepares to become the state's 50th governor in January. Lee, a political newcomer who defeated Democrat and former Nashville mayor Karl Dean with nearly 60 percent of the vote, met with term-limited Republican Gov. Bill Haslam on transition plans leading up to his Jan. 19 inauguration. During his campaign, the 59-year-old businessman from Franklin laid out a vision but was sometimes short on specifics in areas such as how he plans to reduce health care costs and how far he plans to go in areas such as school vouchers. Gov. Bill Haslam, left, speaks during a news conference with Governor-elect Bill Lee, right, during a news conference in the Capitol Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. Lee defeated Democrat Karl … [Read more...] about Tennessee Gov.-elect Bill Lee says he’s ‘ready to go to work’
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Marks & Spencer has been such a disappointment for so long that the sniping aimed in its direction has become predictable. And nearly as boring as the clothes (sorry, old habits die hard). The news is highly unlikely to get better this week — M&S reports half-year results tomorrow. They will be as dull as one of its cardigans without the accompanying feeling of warmth. Last year it made profits of £581 million. This year City analysts expect to lop another £40 million off that. That would make this year the worst in a long run of bad years, stretching back to Lord (Stuart) Rose’s £1 billion profit of 2008 (the numbers were juiced a bit, but fair play to Stuart). The shares have gone from a peak of more than 700p in late 2006 to about 300p today, a far from pretty but entirely fair assessment of the situation. Management might like to say that this will be the bottom and that growth will follow from here. It’s quite hard to be … [Read more...] about The Archie and Steve show may decide M&S’s best bet is to sell itself
A rose by any name would smell as sweet. But when you're renaming your business, watch out for the thorns. Katie Lundin Published 11:30 am CDT, Wednesday, July 11, 2018 Photo: Barry Winiker | Getty Images Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Randy's Donuts, formerly known as Big Do-Nut Drive In. Randy's Donuts, formerly known as Big Do-Nut Drive In. Photo: Barry Winiker | Getty Images Why and How to Rename Your Business 1 / 1 Back to Gallery A rose by any other name would smell as sweet. -- William Shakespeare A strong business name identifies your business, tells customers and prospects something meaningful about your brand and helps to differentiate your business from your competition. But what should you do when the name you’ve been using isn’t effective at achieving those … [Read more...] about Why and How to Rename Your Business
Gallery: Bill Lee says he was called to run for governor Bio Name: Bill LeePolitical party: RepublicanAge: 58Education: Auburn University, bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineeringFamily: Wife: Maria Lee; children: Jessica Lee Stowell, Jacob Lee, Caleb Lee, Sarah Kate LeeWork: Chairman of Lee CompanyVolunteer/service: Belmont University board of trustees; past chairman, YMCA of Middle Tennessee; pass president, Associated Builders and Contractors; Hope Clinic for Women board member; Men of Valor Prison Ministry board memberWhy are you running for office: “I am a businessman, farmer and conservative outsider who isn’t part of the system. I’m also a man who faced a great tragedy that God used to show me that the highest call for my life is to serve others.” Endorsements Mae BeaversFormer state Rep. Joe Carr Who is running for Tennessee governor Republican› Diane Black, Gallatin› Randy Boyd, Knoxville› Beth Harwell, Nashville› … [Read more...] about Bill Lee says he was called to run for governor
Refugees flee war-torn homelands for deteriorating apartment complexes in S.A. By Richard Webner June 30, 2018 Photo: Srijita Chattopadhyay /San Antonio Express-News Image 1of/14 CaptionClose Image 1 of 14 Saidah Binti Yasin 28, (left), a recent immigrant from Malaysia spends her Tuesday afternoon with her children. Saidah said she enjoys being in the U.S. but wishes the condition of the apartment she stays in was better. less Saidah Binti Yasin 28, (left), a recent immigrant from Malaysia spends her Tuesday afternoon with her children. Saidah said she enjoys being in the U.S. but wishes the condition of the apartment she stays in ... more Photo: Srijita Chattopadhyay /San Antonio Express-News Image 2 of 14 Battle Mya Bhujel sits by a fan with the door open on the second floor of her apartment complex because her air conditioning has … [Read more...] about Refugees flee war-torn homelands for deteriorating apartment complexes in S.A.