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When it comes to business Atlanta has gone from nowhere to becoming The Big Peach

Robert Burns

To me the word “terminus” means the end of the line. So, I was surprised to hear on a recent business trip to Atlanta that the US city was originally known by that name. Doesn’t sound too hopeful does it?

That was back in the 1800s when the Georgia General Assembly voted to build the Western and Atlantic Railroad to link the port of Savannah and the Midwest. After a brief period known as “Thrasherville” (I don’t like the sound of that much either) it finally became known as Atlanta in 1847.

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ChrisA

Fair and square?

The recent decision in Campbell v Dugdale has shown that, in defamation cases, fair comment does not always mean accurate comment.

Kezia Dugdale, former leader of the Scottish Labour Party, succeeded in her defence of a defamation action raised by the prominent “Wings Over Scotland” blogger Stuart Campbell.  The much publicised case concerned an article that appeared in Ms Dugdale’s Daily Record column in March last year in which Ms Dugdale commented on the following tweet by Mr Campbell:

Oliver Mundell is the sort of public speaker that makes you wish his

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Burness admin

Derailed by Pensions

Margaret Meehan

You may have seen Richard Branson’s recent blog, predicting that his Virgin Trains business could be gone from the UK by November after shareholder Stagecoach was disqualified on three rail franchise bids. The reason for Stagecoach’s disqualification was its refusal to meet the stipulated requirements for pension provision. On the one hand, the moral of the story is simple: don’t bid for a contract if you can’t meet its requirements. Indeed, other bidders for the rail franchises agreed to meet the pension requirements, so why couldn’t Stagecoach?

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Burness admin