Isle Of Man Economy

BOV is the main sponsor of the 15th annual FinanceMalta Conference – Financial Services

November 22, 2022 Finance Malta To print this article, all you need to do is be registered or log in to Mondaq.com. Bank of Valletta plc. (BOV) is the main sponsor of the 15e FinanceMalta’s annual conference, to be held on 1 December 2022 at the InterContinental Arena conference center …

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Former Meta and Pinterest Executive Joins Sequoia-Backed Decentralized Social as COO

DeSo FoundationDeSo Foundation: Former Meta and Pinterest Executive Joins Sequoia-Backed Decentralized Social as COO 16-Nov-2022 / 20:05 CET/CEST Former Meta and Pinterest Executive Joins Sequoia-Backed Decentralized Social as COO Los Angeles, USA, 8 November 2022, Chainwire SA seasoned technical lead brings deep expertise in business development, partner ecosystems, and go-to-market …

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Pentangular Series T20I Women in Spain 2022

Pentangular Series T20I Women in Spain 2022 ©MCG Here are the Fantasy Cricket predictions and betting tips for the Spain 2022 Women’s Pentangular T20I series to be played at Desert Springs Cricket Ground, Almeria in Spain. LIVE SCORES – Women’s Pentangular T20I Series in Spain 2022 Spain Women vs Norway …

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Blockchain Trading Card Game Kingdom Hunter Launches This Month On WEMIX PLAY – European Gaming Industry News

Reading time: 2 minutes Kingdom Hunter, the brand new blockchain collectible card game developed by RedFox Games, will launch on WEMIX PLAY on November 15th. Kingdom Hunter is the first brand new IP-based game on the WEMIX platform and features unique gameplay, enhanced mechanics, and intuitive strategy. Kingdom Hunter is …

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Seize the chance to sell Scotland through the films

The Jacobite Steam Train crossing the Glenfinnan Viaduct, made world famous by the Harry Potter films. Photo: VisitScotland/Kenny Lam By Jenni Steele IT IS easy to forget while watching the latest blockbuster or enjoying a cult classic that screen tourism is a very real and valuable trend in Scotland. Over …

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UK battery firm Britishvolt avoids collapse by securing funding

Britishvolt’s proposed gigafactory in the North East of England British battery company Britishvolt avoided collapse by securing additional funding for the business, according to the BBC. The start-up’s future has been thrown into doubt over fears it will run out of money after the government rejected a £30m funding advance …

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Rishi Sunak’s politically costly decision to reappoint Suella Braverman is a price to pay, says Mark Dolan

We’ve been through more prime ministers this year than James Corden has been through Krispy Kreme donuts, but I think THIS guy can be a keeper. After a commanding and confident performance, at Prime Minister’s Questions, after just a day’s work, this man with a plan, is pushing the Tories …

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Boris Johnson has been left out of the leadership race to deliver Brexit – Bernard Ingham

They called it the European Common Market back then. It is now the European Union. And because Boris Johnson let us get away with it – “did Brexit” (more or less), he has now realistically concluded that he cannot unite the warring tribes of his parliamentary party. There will be …

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Chaos predictor Rishi Sunak takes another tilt at No. 10

For some Tories, former Chancellor Rishi Sunak is the clear choice to steer Britain’s economy back to stability, having largely predicted the turmoil unleashed by Liz Truss’ tax cut programme. But for others he is still the traitor who brought down Boris Johnson, raising the question of whether he can …

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would freedom of movement with England continue in an independent Scotland? – Channel 4 News

What would it be like to cross the border into England if Scotland left the UK? Nicola Sturgeon said this week she had the answer: “Scotland will remain in the Common Travel Area with the rest of the UK and Ireland. This means that any discussion of passports to visit …

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Joy Dunlop lives up to her name by streaming the delights of the Royal National Mod

Joy Dunlop has never forgotten the thrill she felt when she was first introduced to the delights of the Royal National Mod 30 years ago and offered the opportunity to appear at a festival that has become a large part of his life. It was a turning point for this …

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Alderney hosts inter-island environmental summit

His Excellency the Lieutenant Governor of the Bailliage of Guernsey, Lieutenant General Richard Cripwell CB CBE, opens the Inter-Island Environment Meeting 2022 in Alderney on Thursday 13 October. The two-day conference marks Alderney’s sixth time hosting IIEM, with delegates from the Channel Islands, Isle of Man, Isle of Wight and …

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Royal support for strong bilateral relations | THE DAILY TRIBUNE

TDT | manama The Daily Tribune – www.newsofbahrain.com His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince and Prime Minister, stressed the importance of further strengthening bilateral relations and cooperation, particularly in the areas of economy and investment, in order to create valuable opportunities …

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Madison Metals signs uranium forward sale agreement and creates first uranium-backed NFT with Lux Partners

Madison Metals Inc. TORONTO, Sept. 30, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Madison Metals Inc. (“Madison” or the “Company”) (CSE: GREN) (OTCQB: MMTLF) is pleased to announce the signing of a historic and first-of-its-kind uranium forward sale agreement with Lux Partners Ltd. (“Lux”). Lux operates Lux network, the first decentralized blockchain integrated …

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Citizens Advice Thanet is desperate for new volunteers to help people cope with the cost of living crisis – The Isle Of Thanet News

Thanet Citizens Council Executive Director, Angela Drew-Robinson Reporting by Emma Cooney A charity in Thanet is desperately appealing for volunteers to help those struggling with the cost of living crisis. Citizens Advice Thanet supports people on everything from debt to housing, family and legal issues, and says it’s ‘heartbreaking’ to …

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The country has united – and now it must remain united

SIR – Why is the Russian army fighting in Ukraine? The answer is Vladimir Putin’s vanity. Why are Ukrainians fighting? They fight for their country, their compatriots, their families and their friends. Their recent successes demonstrate the power of these motivations. Putin cannot tolerate being seen defeated. Beware of the …

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City Overview: Regional REIT; Supreme; Kape Technologies

Real estate company Regional REIT today announced better interim revenue and earnings for the six months ending June 30, 2022. The company, which has offices at Old Trafford overseeing properties across the North West, had net rental and property income of £28.944m, up from £25.369m in 2021. Pre-tax profits were …

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What to know before the Swedish elections

Sweden is holding elections on Sunday to elect lawmakers to the 349-seat Riksdag as well as local offices across the country of 10 million people. Early voting began on August 24, so many people will have already voted by Election Day. Here are some key things to know about voting. …

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Heron Bros will continue to focus on the UK market amid continued economic uncertainty

SOUTH Derry construction group Heron Bros said its business would continue to focus on the UK market due to uncertainty in the local and national economy. In a new set of business accounts, the Draperstown-based operation, which employs around 290 people, reported pre-tax profit of £5.6million for the year to …

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Sunak: The golden boy who lost his shine among conservative members

Rishi Sunak, once the Conservative Party’s golden boy, is now bracing for a moment of political reckoning as polls point to a likely defeat in the race for prime minister. After a shrewd campaign launch saw him become the favored candidate of Tory MPs, things started to go downhill when …

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Eigg housing empowerment project receives share of island infrastructure funding

Preparation work to deliver new homes on the Isle of Eigg is one of 11 projects to receive a share of £4.45million to help critical island projects on climate change, conservation of population and tourism. Six island local governments, with projects spread across 31 islands, have received funding for the …

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Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev dies at 91

Mikhail Gorbachev, who as the last leader of the Soviet Union fought a losing battle to save a crumbling empire but produced extraordinary reforms that led to the end of the Cold War, has died at 91 years old. News agencies quoted a statement from Central Clinical Hospital that he …

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Isle of Man freezes electricity bills until March 2023

Image: Henryk Sadura/Shutterstock The Isle of Man has announced that it will cap electricity bills at their current level until March 31, 2023. The idea had already been pitched to UK government officials to help those struggling with the rising cost of living ahead of the price cap hike again. …

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Solent LEP appoints new directors of Portsmouth and Havant to take the helm

Solent Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) announced the new members of its 16-member board this week. LEP is a business-led partnership charged with driving the economic success of the Solent region and those who join the Board will now play a key role in supporting the growth of the Solent economy. …

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Opinions sought on the future of the Isle of Man economy – Energy FM

Tue 23 Aug 2022 The Manx government is seeking advice on the future direction of the island’s economy. He launched a extensive consultation on the draft economic strategy 2022-2032. The draft ‘Our Island, Our Future: Isle of Man Economic Strategy’ was published in July. Alfred Cannan MHK, Chief Minister, commented: …

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POPULAR FISHING BUSINESS LOOKING TO DEVELOP AS 4 NEW BREEDING PONDS PROPOSED TO PLANNERS – Island Echo

A popular island business that breeds Carp is looking to expand its premises as the business continues to boom. Downend-based Combley Farm already have an established carp farming business but have sent an application to Isle of Wight Council as they look to expand the business. In a major development, …

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Chamber suggests government ‘take advantage’ of current high prices – Energy FM

Fri, August 19, 2022 The Chamber of Commerce has appealed to the government of Manx to address the high costs of doing business on the island. An open letter has been published in which the House says that while businesses in the UK are pushing for a reduction in VAT, …

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CANACCORD GENUITY GROUP INC. ANNOUNCES COMPLETION OF ACQUISITION OF UK ADVISORY BUSINESS RESULTS INTERNATIONAL GROUP LLP

TORONTO, August 17, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Canaccord Genuity Group Inc. (TSX: CF) (the “Company“) is pleased to announce that, through its Europe Capital Markets, Canaccord Genuity Limited, has entered into its previously announced asset purchase agreement to acquire the business of Results International Group LLP (“Results”). Results is an independent …

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How UK seaside holidays have changed – from ‘Scarborough cure’ to Cornwall overtourism

It has become a national habit for people, including journalists – even those who travel – to regard British seaside holidays as outdated or worse. But it has a legacy as old as the Industrial Revolution, and our fun piers and palaces are still much busier than our cotton mills …

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Why is it time to choose the Isle of Man | Magazine

This article will be included in the fall issue of Think Global People magazine.Click here to access the digital summer edition. Located in a superb UNESCO Biospherethe island, which occupies a central position in the Irish Sea between the English and Irish coasts, is home to a welcoming community, a …

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The economy is contracting – with Jubilee partly to blame

The UK economy contracted by 0.1% in the second quarter, according to official estimates. It follows a positive first quarter, in which the economy grew by 0.8%. Last week, the Bank of England predicted that the UK would fall into recession by autumn and could see more than a year …

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A new airline has taken off: discover AirConnect

What a time to be an Eastern European aviation enthusiast! Especially if you are from the fish-shaped country Romania. There are four (!) new airline startups in the country that promise to give the competition hell. We are talking about FlyLili, Legend Airlines, Hello Jet and AirConnect. While for the …

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Knife-wielding man killed by deputies in Far NW Twin Cities suburb

Otsego, MN (KROC-AM News) – A man was fatally shot early today in a suburban area on the northwest edge of the Twin Cities. The Wright County Sheriff’s Office said the fatal shooting involving an officer occurred after deputies were dispatched to a residence in Otsego around 12:50 p.m. to …

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Graveyard Circuit Motorcycle Racing Returns to the Streets of Whanganui

Cemetery Circuit organizers and sponsors are delighted to be back on track for the 2022 event. Photo/Paul Brooks One of Whanganui’s biggest events will return to the streets this summer. The cemetery circuit was canceled for the first time in 70 years in 2021 due to Covid-19 restrictions, but event …

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Asda cuts petrol and diesel prices – how much does it cost now?

Fuel prices have been breaking records since the start of the year and with the general cost of living on a steep decline, households are struggling to stay financially afloat. However, amid criticism that the ‘big four’ supermarkets have kept their fuel prices incredibly high despite once being the cheapest …

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Oil companies need a ‘seat at the table’ for a net-zero workplace transition, says regulatory expert in panel discussion with United Renewables CEO

United Renewables Limited Governments may soon find that the scale of the decarbonization challenge leaves them with no choice but to work with oil and gas companies, says Paul Beijer, director of GR-IQ. Governments may soon find that the scale of the decarbonization challenge leaves them with no choice but …

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Bullet casings indicate right to be suspect in Utica

A Utica man is facing multiple charges after a police investigation into a shorts-shooting incident that began around 11:30 p.m. Friday, July 22, 2022. Officers were called to the 1200 block of City Street after receiving a call about a shooting incident. Witnesses at the scene showed UPD members several …

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Keely Hodgkinson relishes Athing Mu’s challenge in 800m final

Great Britain’s Keely Hodgkinson is ready to party as she chases world gold. The 20-year-old reached the final of the World Championships in the 800m on Sunday after coming through in her semi-final on Friday night in Eugene. It puts her on a collision course with American Athing Mu – …

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Where UK overseas property is investing…

A new breakdown has been released of the nationalities of overseas buyers investing in UK homes – believed to be predominantly buy-to-let and often multiple unit buyers. Research, from mortgage broker Henry Dannell, shows that when it comes to the most active overseas buyers, Hong Kong is leading …

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ROM vs IM Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Game 11, Pitch Report and Injury Updates for Match 12 of Europe T20 World Cup 2022 Qualifier A

Satwik Nadigotla is a good choice of captain for this game. Romania will face Isle of Man in the 12th match of the T20 World Cup Europe Qualifier A 2022, at the Kerava National Cricket Ground in Kerava. (Image credit: Twitter) Insight: Romania will face Isle of Man in the …

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ICC T20 WC Europe Qualifier Group A 2022 All matches

ICC T20 WC Europe Qualifier Group A 2022 All matches ©MCG Here are the Fantasy Cricket predictions and betting tips for the 2022 ICC European Men’s T20 World Cup Qualifying Group A to be played in Finland. Italy vs Sweden Italy sit first in the 2022 ICC Men’s European T20 …

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Scotland’s rare algae-eating sheep – BBC Travel

In the years following the construction of the levee, when the human population of the island still numbered in the hundreds, one of the first tasks of the sheep court was to divide the levee of sheep into “chains”, a measurement of length used to apportion the responsibility of the …

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Race for PM heats up as Tories race to take sides

The Tories are racing to take sides in the race to become the new prime minister after Rishi Sunak said he was aiming for the top job. Former equality minister Kemi Badenoch is said to be the latest to throw her hat in the ring, with a plan for a …

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Plans submitted for a UK medicinal cannabis research and production facility

A £150 million medicinal cannabis research and production facility in the UK has been proposed by developer Peel NRE for the Isle of Man. Recently, the legislation changed to allow the cultivation of cannabis on the island and its export. This was an effort to position the Isle of Man …

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An online ‘toolkit’ to help Manx businesses adopt sustainable practices

UCM masters student hopes companies will find the advice ‘useful’ An online ‘toolkit’ has been published by UNESCO Biosphere Isle of Man to help Manx businesses adopt more sustainable practices. It was set up by Emma Sayle, a Masters student in Sustainable Business and Practices at University College Isle of …

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By-election losses bite but PM pushes ahead with plans

Boris Johnson has entered a new week hoping to put two tough by-election defeats behind him as he seeks to bolster confidence in his leadership for now – if not the next decade. The Prime Minister is meeting his counterparts at the G7 summit in Germany on the latest leg …

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Cold, cold winter in prospect as potential energy crisis looms in Ireland – The Irish Times

For generations, keeping the lights on has been almost entirely a matter of science, regulation, and the mundane task of operating large systems involved in the generation and transmission of electrons. But since Russia invaded Ukraine, that has been reversed, says Paul Deane, a researcher at University College Cork. “Energy …

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New President for Conister Bank – Energy FM

Thu, Jun 23, 2022 Conister Bank has a new president. John Spellman, who served as a director of Conister for two years, succeeds David Gibson, who retired as chairman of the bank and a director of its parent company, Manx Financial Group. During the pandemic, Conister, as an independent bank …

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The positives amid a dismal 2022 Isle of Man TT

Isle of Man TT boss Paul Phillips said there were significant positives to take from the first edition of this year’s historic event in three years, although they are overshadowed by what was a particularly heartbreaking edition of the historic event. Marred by crashes that saw five competitors lose their …

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Nine of the 171 flights canceled during the TT fortnight

Nine flights were canceled during the TT fortnight, the chief minister told the House of Keys. Five out of 71 EasyJet flights were cancelled, along with four out of 100 Loganair flights over the two-week period. This was in response to a question posed by Arbory, Castletown and Malew MHK …

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The coal organization irritated by the tax hike

Queensland Treasurer, Cameron Dick. Photo: Supplied Marty Silk, AAP and Staff Writers Queensland’s leading mining sector body has claimed the Palaszczuk government’s decision to raise coal royalties in the next state budget could put regional jobs and mining projects at risk. Queensland Resources Council chief executive Ian Macfarlane said tax …

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Chief Minister announces ‘mini-reshuffle’ – 3FM Isle of Man

Chris Thomas (MHK) replaces Tim Crookall as Minister for Infrastructure. It’s part of a mini ‘reshuffle’ announced by the Chief Minister earlier today. Meanwhile, Mr Crookall will be transferred to the Department of Enterprises (DfE). This follows the transfer of Dr Alex Allinson from the DfE to the Treasury last …

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First heavy rains of the year reveal Cuba’s weak spots

With the hurricane season just beginning People walk down a street during heavy rain, in the municipality of Cerro, Havana, in early June 2022. Studies in Cuba recognize that good risk management and risk reduction at the local level can reduce the adverse consequences of natural disasters. Photo: Jorge Luis …

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Artificial reefs built from the sun and seawater will protect the Isle of Man

What you will learn: The protective advantage of artificial reefs. The electrolysis technology used to build the reef. What will power the reef formation system? How the control systems will generate data to create a “digital” reef. The first-ever deep-water marina planned for the Irish Sea will be protected from …

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Real Estate Prices Could See a Significant Rise in New Platinum Jubilee Cities

UK towns that have been designated for city status as part of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations could see property prices rise by up to £37,000 over the next year, according to a report. Boomin’s study. Boomin analyzed local house price data for the nine towns in Britain that had …

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Inside the Isle of Man TT

After three long years, an unmistakable roar once again echoes over Bray Hill in Douglas before echoing through the picturesque towns, villages and valleys of the spectacular Isle of Man countryside. It’s a noise that intensifies as the crowds on the side of the hedgerows crane their necks for a …

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Bank bites – May 2022 #2 | Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

Summary This edition of Banking Bites provides updates on: Privy Council rules against extending Quincecare requirement No privileged protection for the identity of the person communicating with lawyers Payments systems regulator fines NatWest Group £1.82m for overcharging credit card interchange fees EU member states reach agreement to tighten cybersecurity rules …

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The Platinum Jubilee generation ‘has seen huge changes in their lifetime’

More than four-fifths (85%) of the “Platinum Jubilee Generation” are homeowners and around one in seven have a second home, according to a think tank. The Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) has taken a look at how life has been for people turning 70 this year, to shed light on …

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NASUWT rejects teachers’ final salary offer

Agreement accepted by another union – the NAHT – earlier this month A union which represents teachers in the Isle of Man has rejected a second ‘full and final’ pay offer made by the Isle of Man government. The NASUWT says it wants to see island-specific wage bargaining arrangements introduced …

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The Global Maritime Club Summit will debut in Posidonia

Scheduled by Seatrade Chairman Emeritus, Mr. Chris Hayman, the summit will be preceded by a keynote address by Minister Giannis Plakiotakis, Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Island Policy, Hellenic Republic. Greece remains the largest ship-owning country in the world as the country continues to increase its share of the fleet …

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Man raped by drug dealer over unpaid debt in Isle of Man, police say | United Kingdom | News

The 30-year-old sex attacker was not charged due to the 22-year-old victim’s lack of cooperation, fearing reprisals. It happened on the Isle of Man, which police say is overrun with drug gangs, many of them from Merseyside. Tanya August-Hanson MLC, prosecuting in a drug case in Island Court, said: ’22-year-old …

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Don’t Get Trapped in a SouthCoast Sand Hole

I recently ran into a former customer of Shawmut Diner who was stopping by before going to work at Horseneck Beach in Westport. Matt was a nationally certified lifeguard. We talked about the recent tragedy of the young man from Maine who was buried alive after a pit he and …

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Restoring ‘historic connection’ to Scousers home

Tommy Crowe remembers when every boat heading to the Isle of Man was ‘littered’ with Scousers. If they weren’t part of the ship’s staff, he says they were making the crossing for a long weekend – or to establish themselves on the island, right in the heart of the Irish …

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The Rangers guilt I still feel as stinging Frankfurt verdict led to Scot Symon’s clumsy run – Archie MacPherson

They say time is the great healer. I would dispute that. My confrontation with Scot Symon in a hotel by the River Tay in November 1967, just after he was unceremoniously sacked by Rangers when they were top of the league, still makes me feel someone’s guilt. ‘one found with …

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Sino Jet Ranked First in Fleet Size in Asia-Pacific for 3rd Consecutive Year | Taiwan News

HONG KONG SAR – Media outreach – May 12, 2022 – Sino Jet has cemented its position as the leading business jet operator in Asia-Pacific for three consecutive years. It ranked number one in fleet size in Asia-Pacific for the third consecutive year, according to Asian Sky Media’s 2021 Business …

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Lieutenant Governor gets to know the university during a visit with the new principal

Lieutenant Governor Sir John Lorimer was welcomed to University College Isle of Man by new Headmaster Jesamine Kelly, enjoying hands-on experience of vocational courses. The tour included a tour of the “wide range of real work environments”, a tour of the newly renovated “#2” canteen, the digital corporate space and …

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There’s nothing quite like the North West 200 as a road racing spectacle, says former course leader Billy Nutt

Three years after the checkered flag fell in the final North West 200 race, Northern Ireland‘s first motorcycling showpiece will deliver a high-octane shot in the arm to the sport after two seasons thwarted by the pandemic of coronavirus. he Cookstown 100 was the only national meeting that took place …

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Seven Scottish towns and one council area vying for city status

Seven Scottish towns and one council area are vying for city status as part of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations. Dumfries, Dunfermline, Elgin, Greenock, Livingston, Oban, St Andrews and the whole of South Ayrshire were highlighted. They compete with 21 cities from England, three from Northern Ireland, two from the …

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Bluebell Partners Ltd – to vote “FOR” the proposed liability action against the CEO of Leonardo SpA, Alessandro Profumo, at the annual general meeting convened on 23 and 31 May 2022 (on the first and second calls respectively)

Leonardo SpA, LDO IM, ISIN IT0003856405, Milan Stock Exchange LONDON, April 29, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Bluebell Partners Ltd submitted, at the AGM of Leonardo SpA, a proposal for a liability action1 against its general manager Alessandro Profumo. With a judgment of first instance published on 7and April 20212Mr. Profumo …

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£180,000 of taxpayers’ money spent on the Love IOM card

But customers only upload £67,000 of their own money to spend More than £180,000 of taxpayers’ money has gone to companies tasked with rolling out a gift card scheme to try and get people to spend in the local economy. But customers using the Love IOM initiative have credited their …

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With inflation, gold bills and cards end up in the US wallet

By Karen Brettell (Reuters) – As inflation hits its highest level in four decades, Utah business owner Steve Allred worries about the U.S. dollar’s declining purchasing power. To help hedge against the possibility of the situation worsening, Allred, like many investors, bought gold. He also began accepting some forms of …

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The Formula ‘MPH of Singapore – The Island

By the praying mantis It is often said that in the 1940s and 1950s, Singapore was far behind Sri Lanka in all respects. Lawlessness and crime were rampant in Singapore and corruption was at the highest level. There were ghettos all over this country. Sri Lanka, on the other hand, …

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People power: the big lesson of the economic crisis in Sri Lanka – News

Inflation hits a record high of 17.5% Reuters Published: Tue 19 Apr 2022, 10:25 AM Malik J. Fernando is a second generation Sri Lankan tea planter – his father Merrill Fernando had founded Dilmah Tea in 1988. Malik is the Managing Director of Resplendent Ceylon, Sri Lanka’s pioneering luxury hotel …

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The country’s top drinkers announced in pub poll – did your local make the list?

Nearly 100 pubs and bars across the country have been nominated for the final of a prestigious competition. Some 94 pubs and bars across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland have already been awarded the titles of County Winner in the National Pub & Bar Awards 2022. The competition aims …

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Labor pressure Sunak over his family’s tax cases

Rishi Sunak and his family have potentially saved tens of millions of pounds in tax thanks to his wife’s non-dom status, Labor has said as it seeks to keep the pressure on the Chancellor. Akshata Murty announced on Friday that she would pay UK tax on all of her worldwide …

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Petrol and diesel shortages affecting Sheppey and Sittingbourne

Motorists are once again facing problems at the pumps. Not only have petrol and diesel prices skyrocketed because of the war in Ukraine, but people in parts of Kent are now being hit by a double whammy as climate change campaigners barricade fuel depots limiting supply. Closed: Tesco petrol station …

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The Chamber is concerned about fees | iomtoday.co.im

The Isle of Man Chamber of Commerce has requested an urgent meeting with the government to discuss its concerns over rising costs. The Chamber, which represents companies that employ 20,000 people or half of the island’s private sector workforce, said rising fuel, freight and other costs have created a “perfect …

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Teaching Basic Household Gas Safety in Continuing Education – A Step in the Right Direction? – FE News

Mishandling of gas and faulty appliances lead to a number of deaths and serious injuries each year. Gas appliances such as ovens, stoves, geysers, etc. are used daily for household purposes, but minor negligence by a gas worker in handling these items can result in major disasters. Carbon monoxide that …

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Letters: A lesson at P&O in ethical leadership | P&O Ferries

P&O’s human resources strategy shows how damaging it is to treat experienced employees as expendable and to abandon human values ​​even in times of financial crisis (“No offshore experience necessary, says an agency announcement for P&O crews”, News). As a resident of the Isle of Wight, during lockdown when our …

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France freezes ownership of two helicopters linked to sanctioned Russian billionaire Alisher Usmanov

The M-DLBR helicopter on Alisher Usmanov’s yacht Dilbar in Mugla, Turkey. Anadolu Agency via Getty Images French authorities froze two helicopters belonging to sanctioned Russian billionaire Alisher Usmanov on the French Riviera last week. A spokesperson for the French Ministry of Economy and Finance confirmed Forbes that the two helicopters …

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Air passenger rights increase in April 2022 – what this means for your holiday

Chancellor Rishi Sunak addressed the issue of air passenger rights (APD) in his October 2021 autumn budget, promising to shake up the cost of domestic and long-haul flights. There will be changes from April 2022, and further changes a year later. Under current rules, ODA is charged in two tranches …

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“Evidence of war crimes in Ukraine”, says Nadhim Zahawi

Appearing on Sophie Ridge on Sky News on Sunday, Mr Zahawi was asked if the UK government agrees with Joe Biden that Vladimir Poutine “can’t stay in power,” said: “I think it’s up to the Russian people to decide. “I think the Russian people are tired of what is happening …

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Wheat shortage in sight but we have good stocks

The war in Ukraine is likely to affect food supplies in the UK and the Isle of Man in several ways. Ukraine supplies around 30% of the world’s wheat and Ukrainian farmers are expected to plant their crops for the coming season soon. But their main agricultural areas, which have …

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Woman performing rain-stopping ritual becomes unlikely MotoGP star

Rain Shaman Rara Istiani Wulandari works in heavy rain ahead of the MotoGP Indonesia Grand Prix at the Mandalika International Street Circuit on March 20 in Lombok, Indonesia. Photo: Robertus Pudyanto/Getty Images The stakes were high. Indonesia had not hosted a MotoGP motorcycle race for 25 years. In the sweltering …

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Carlow Nationalist – NYC parade is worth its weight in gold

By Michael Godfrey WITH the bombs falling on Ukraine and people fleeing for their lives, it seems a bit trivial to talk about St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, but unfortunately there will always be a war somewhere in the world and people will die because of man’s inhumanity to man. But …

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Remembrance of the exile of Frederick Douglass in Ireland

Instead of the bright blue skies of America, I’m covered in the soft gray fog of the Emerald Isle. I breathe, and voila! good becomes a man.—Frederick Douglass writing of his time in Ireland On August 16, 1845, 27-year-old Frederick Douglass left Boston on a steamer for Liverpool and his …

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Make it affordable for this year’s Manx March

Next Monday marks the start of #manxmarch2022, the week where we are challenged to eat only fresh, sustainable and, above all, locally produced food. When Stuart and Ruth Meade launched Manx March in 2020, it coincided with the start of the first lockdown. What could have stopped the initiative in …

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