Jonathan Oosting The Detroit News Published 11:53 PM EST Jan 23, 2019 Lansing — As a candidate for governor last year, former Lt. Gov. Brian Calley proposed ending the “revolving door” in state government by prohibiting state officials from working as paid lobbyists for two years. Two days after leaving office, Calley registered as a lobbyist after landing a new job as president of the Small Business Association of Michigan, where he says lobbying will be only a small part of his larger role at the advocacy and member services organization. The 41-year-old Calley is among at least seven former state officials and lawmakers who have registered as lobbyists or joined lobbying firms since leaving office at the end of 2018. Many had voted for or co-sponsored "cooling-off period" bills that would have prevented them from jumping straight into lobbying, including former Senate Appropriations Chairman Dave Hildenbrand, a Lowell … [Read more...] about Outgoing state officials turn to lobbying under lax Michigan rules
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News / UK and world by Press Association January 19, 2019, 12:03 am FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter Superdrug will screen Botox customers for mental health problems after the NHS urged it to check for conditions such as body dysmorphic disorder. Professor Stephen Powis, NHS England medical director, wrote to Superdrug after the pharmacy chain announced it would be offering Botox and dermal fillers on the high street. Superdrug currently offers Botox for £99 and dermal fillers for between £125 and £349 for people aged 25 and over. The procedures are available at its flagship store on The Strand in London as part of a trial before being potentially rolled out to other stores. Following the intervention by Prof Powis, Superdrug has agreed to put in place extra safeguards to protect those suffering from anxiety about their body or another mental health condition. But the Royal College of … [Read more...] about Superdrug to screen Botox clients for mental health problems
News / UK and world by Press Association November 19, 2018, 5:37 pm FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter Markets stabilised on Monday in the absence of dramatic new Brexit developments, but analysts said the mood remained “tense”. The pound, which last week experienced its worst one-day fall since June 2016, was less volatile. Sterling was 0.1% higher against the US dollar at 1.285, but down 0.14% versus the euro to 1.123. Fiona Cincotta, senior market analyst at City Index, said: “Brexit headlines continued to fuel volatility in the pound on Monday as traders watched and waited. “May was attempting to drum up backing for the Brexit deal, this time from business leaders, whilst dissenters from her party attempted to draw together enough support for a leadership challenge. “With insufficient letters submitted so far for a vote of no confidence, Theresa May is still clinging onto power.” Meanwhile … [Read more...] about Markets still ‘tense’ as Brexit volatility cools off
The future of Theresa May's leadership position has become even more uncertain as she battles to weather a chaotic week of vicious backlash to her Brexit divorce deal plans. An ever-growing number of MPs have said they've submitted letters of no confidence in the Prime Minister and several high-profile ministers including Dominic Raab and Esther McVey quit in protest at the Brexit plans. The embattled Prime Minister was briefing MPs in the House of Commons on the draft deal on Thursday morning amid rumours that the number of letters submitted by Tory MPs to the 1922 committee was nearing the 48 needed to trigger a confidence vote. Mrs May is facing a battle to get the deal, which was passed by Cabinet on Wednesday night, through Parliament with Brexiteer Conservative MPs, Remainers, the Labour party and the DUP all saying they will vote down the plan. She has been accused of breaking promises and handing control back to Brussels. But how would a vote of no confidence work? What … [Read more...] about How would a vote of no confidence in Theresa May work?
With its bright yellow cruisers, beachy ambience and modern comforts, Cambria Beach Lodge is a perfect example of the retro motel trend. (Courtesy of Cambria Beach Lodge) Cambria Beach Lodge is a perfect example of the retro motel trend. (Courtesy of Cambria Beach Lodge) Cambria Beach Lodge is a perfect example of the retro motel trend. (Courtesy of Cambria Beach Lodge) Motor lodges became popular in the post-war era of the 1950s. Now hoteliers have been snatching up vintage motels, such as the Cambria Beach Lodge, and updating them for modern travelers. (Courtesy of Cambria Beach Lodge) The updated Sandman in Santa Rosa has all the modern comforts of a new hotel, mixed with retro touches and period details of its midcentury roots. (The Sandman) This vintage Santa Rosa motel was renovated and updated into the retro-cool The Sandman. (Courtesy The Sandman ) Period details mix with modern comfort at Santa Rosa’s updated, retro The Sandman. … [Read more...] about 4 cool new hotels: California’s retro motor lodge revival