Golden Bull awards 2000

The Golden Bull trophy The Golden Bull trophy The Golden Bull trophy


 

  • Britannia Building Society rules

'Delete the definition of 'Special Resolution' and replace with 'Special Resolution

'(i) in relation to a resolution proposed or to be proposed, means any resolution that the Statutes or these Rules require to be passed as a Special Resolution if it is to be effective for its purpose or which is a resolution (not being a resolution which if passed would purport to interfere with the Directors' right and duty to manage the affairs of the Society) which is specified in a Members' requisition referred to in Rule 31 (3) (a) or in a Members' Notice referred to in Rule 33 (1) (c) and which as its only or main object or consequence or as one of its main objects or consequences seeks that the Board consider, investigate, effect or supply information in relation to a transfer of the Society's business to a commercial company or a merger with another building society or a dissolution or winding up of the Society.'


  • Department of Social Security Housing Benefit and Council Tax circular

'12) The rate of Child Benefit for the eldest child will be increased from £14.40 to £15.00 and the rate of Child Benefit for the second and subsequent child will be increased from £9.60 to £10.00. The element of these increases which represents an above inflation increase are reflected in the income-related benefits, including the rate of Family Premium (Lone Parent) which has previously been frozen since April 1997.

'13) As a result the uprated child allowances are increased by the above inflation increase to Child Benefit for the second child. The uprated Family Premium and previously frozen rate of Family Premium (Lone Parent) are increased by the difference between the above inflation increases to Child Benefit for the eldest and second child.'


  • A proposed rule change for a 'prestigious golf club'. The person who nominated the passage preferred to remain anonymous.

'The Club is a mutual undertaking not carried on for profit or gain. It is not subject to any commercial influence and no Member shall, except for professional services rendered at the request of the Committee, receive any profit, benefit or payment from or at the expense of the Club nor any commission or percentage with reference to the purchase or provision of intoxicating liquor nor any direct or indirect pecuniary benefit from its supply by the Club to its Members, Guests or Visitors apart from any benefit accruing to the Club as a whole and apart also from any benefit which a person derives indirectly by reason of the supply giving rise to, or contributing to the general gain from the carrying on of the Club.'


  • US consultants Kline & Co's business manager Garrett Gee, quoted in Plastics and Rubber Weekly

'Traditional value chains and relationships in the plastics industry are under the threat of being deconstructed by e-commerce activities. New business models are emerging to more effectively manage the flow of mission-critical information among value chain participants, which in turn is creating new value propositions for customers.

'However, we are very surprised to find that the number of early adapters in the plastics industry can be counted on your finger tips.

'...changing the plastics industry's mindset ' to an information based paradigm is a paramount transformation.

'...plastics companies need to invest resources immediately in analytical programmes to improve their understanding of channel options and emerging business models associated with e-commerce initiatives.'


  • Liverpool Architecture and Design Trust advertisement

'Heritage open days 2000
A unique annual opportunity to see the hidden gems of Merseyside's heritage.'


  • Luton Education Authority, as reported in the Daily Telegraph on 9 March

'Excluded kids were being given go-karting lessons. The authority claimed the scheme was 'a multi-agency project catering for holistic diversionary provision to young people for positive action linked to the community safety strategy and the pupil referral unit'.'


  • A draft deed of indemnity from the Ministry of Defence

'We agree:
'...that we shall not be discharged or released from our obligations under this deed by any arrangement or agreement made between you and the contractor or a receiver, administrative receiver, administrator, liquidator or a similar officer of the contractor, or by any renegotiation, substitution, alteration, amendment or variation (however fundamental) and whether or not to our disadvantage, to or of, the obligations imposed upon the contractor or any other person or by any forbearance granted by you to the contactor or any other person as to payment, time, performance or otherwise or by any release or variation (however fundamental) of, any invalidity in, or any failure to take, perfect or enforce any other indemnity, guarantee or security in respect of the obligations to which this deed relates or by any other matter or thing which but for this provision might exonerate us and this notwithstanding that such arrangement, agreement, renegotiation, substitution, alteration, amendment, variation, forbearance, matter or thing may have been made, granted or happened without our knowledge or assent;'


  • A letter to an investor from NPI Portfolio Managers Limited

'On 22 January 1999, we converted the range of unit trusts available to our PEP Taxbeater Investors to an Open Ended Investment Company (OEIC) structure. If this is the first statement that you have received since the conversion, the enclosed PEP Transaction Statement will show the transactions related to the conversion. They appear as AS- and AS+ transactions. The AS- transactions show the removal of your unit trust holdings and the AS+ transactions show the addition of a holding of shares in the replacement OEIC Fund(s) which, combined with any residual cash holding, have an equivalent value to your unit trust holding.'


  • A leaflet ('Regional Strategy for the South West of England 2000 to 2010') from the South West of England Regional Development Agency.

'Unlocking the Regional Strategy

'Aligning the Drivers, Values and Principles with the Objectives is the key to unlocking the strategy. When they are fully aligned, they will illuminate the actions that need to be taken in the region.'


  • A tree preservation order by Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council

'TAKE NOTICE that the Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council, in pursuance of their powers as Local Planning Authority under section 198 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990, has made a Tree Preservation Order (a copy whereof together with the map included therein is enclosed herewith) in respect of:-...'


  • A section from the terms and conditions of Internet company Yahoo

'18 LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

'YOU EXPRESSLY ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT YAHOO! SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, GOODWILL, USE, DATA OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES (EVEN IF YAHOO! HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES), RESULTING FROM: (i) THE USE OR THE INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICE; (ii) THE COST OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS AND SERVICES RESULTING FROM ANY GOODS, DATA, INFORMATION OR SERVICES PURCHASED OR OBTAINED OR MESSAGES RECEIVED OR TRANSACTIONS ENTERED INTO THROUGH OR FROM THE SERVICE; (iii) UNAUTHORISED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF YOUR TRANSMISSIONS OR DATA; (iv) STATEMENTS OR CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY ON THE SERVICE; OR (v) ANY OTHER MATTER RELATING TO THE SERVICE.'

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