Lloyds Banking Group Forced to Pay 3.5 Million

posted: 30 Dec 2011 comments: 0category:

Here's a great David and Goliath story for the new year! It also follows on from my previous post about late payments. Big corporate groups might want to think again after this ruling and it may also give small companies courage to face up to the bullies of the financial world. All i can say is, what wonderful news that Lloyds TSB Foundation following a long-running dispute, has won back the £3.5m it was owed under a covenant agreement it had signed with Lloyds Bank...
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Italker Meets Tian Tian At Edinburgh Zoo

posted: 29 Dec 2011 comments: 2category:

There has been a lot of discussion recently about the Pandas going to live at Edinburgh Zoo. I know some folk feel Zoos should be closed down while others feel that the so called "Diplomacy Pandas" are anything but PC. The BBC just a few days ago had a group of feminists up in arms because they had included Tian Tian among the 12 women in its "Faces of 2011" list. Tian Tian was included alongside notable names including shot US Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, singer...
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24Hour Prayer Vigil

posted: 24 Dec 2011 comments: 2category:

20111224-020853.jpg Here I am it's 1.45am in the morning and I'm taking part in the 24 hour prayer vigil here in the church. Already we've had a constant stream of people coming to pray. Some people might think it strange that people want to pray yet the truth is that more people pray than ever go regularly to church. There is an element of longing for more in all our souls whether we're paid up believers or not. There are a number of quite outstanding opportunities to stimulate our...
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Christmas means…

posted: 23 Dec 2011 comments: 0category:

Christmas means… God has not forgotten us We are not on our own "God is with us" He holds time and eternity in one hand And ours in the other Christmas means… God is in conversation with us He has spoken a Word A huge Word An all-encompassing Word A Word that makes all other words sound redundant This spoken Word became a human being Jesus His life was The Word lived out in time For eternity Christmas means… God is waiting for our reply So...
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Should Late Payment of Invoices Carry An interest Penalty

posted: 23 Dec 2011 comments: 6category:

While the protesters continue to make their presence felt outside St Paul's Cathedral in London regarding what they call corporate greed. The case of the Hearts Football players receiving late salary payments has also hit the headlines. Many of the players are frustrated. The BBC has reported that their October salaries where 16 days late while the November salaries were 29 days late. There is something not quite right when the corporate world invades the world of sport...
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Chilli Jam helps the Vine

posted: 21 Dec 2011 comments: 1category:

A certain member of my family has been pretty enterprising this Christmas she's been making chilli jam to sell in aid of the work of the Vine Trust. On Saturday night I got roped into cutting up the chillies. Nobody told me cutting up chillies could lead to an industrial injury. My hands were stinging burning hot for the next three or four hours. However the jam is absolutely chilli hot! It simply explodes in your mouth. The thing is I think this could go viral, I mean...
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The promise you can trust

posted: 19 Dec 2011 comments: 2category:

During Advent we've been thinking in our church services in Bo'ness about the important place reflection plays in all of our lives. We all need time out in order to get "time" into perspective. Advent invites us to think seriously about our lives, to slow down a little and do a bit of self analyses. The thing is when we engage with self examiniation we are confronted more often than not with the challenge to change. Now making changes and living with change can be...
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