Isle of Man News last updated 21 July 2012 14:44:27

New Shop on the Block

POSTED Fri at 3:37 pm by LC

Flannels, one of the UK’s leading luxury retailers will open its new cutting-edge store in Douglas, Isle of Man next week. For over 40 years, Flannels...

Time for a private settlement on the Moon?

POSTED Thu at 11:02 am

How will you watch Netflix on the Moon?Today marks the 48th anniversary of the Apollo 11 landing. Many nations are discussing a return to the Moon, from the US to China, India and the European Space Agency. Yet, why only nation states and space agencies? Teams from the Google Lunar X Prize are preparing to launch to compete and win the prize, replicating what only government missions have accomplished to date. Is the time ripe now for an even greater step? Is a private settlement on the Moon a possibility?The International Institute of Space Commerce (IISC), the world’s leading open source think tank on the economics and commerce of space, is announcing its Lunar Economic Action Plan (LEAP) initiative to address this very question.Think of...

Manx Motocross star to compete on world stage with Steam Packet Company support

POSTED Thu at 10:41 am

Manx motocross racer Jed Etchells will compete on the world stage with support from the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company.He has been selected to ride in the FIM Junior Motocross World Championship, which takes place in Estonia on 29th and 30th July.Jed is a regular in both the British Youth Nationals and MX Nationals motocross championships, and is supported by the Steam Packet Company with discounted travel to attend testing and competition in the UK.For his trip to the World Championship, the Steam Packet Company is covering travel costs between the Isle of Man and UK in full.Jed said: ‘I’m really pumped about being chosen for the World Championships and can’t wait to get out to Estonia and fly the flag for the Isle of Man. It’ll be a...

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