Month: February 2009

Manx in London

The Isle of Man is being used as a back up center for data. This article explains why Netcetera thinks the Isle of Man is perfect for co-location and disaster recovery services. Power is supplied from three of the most

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For the Washington Manx

A visitor took this from the Mandarin Oriental two nights ago. Nice, isn’t it? I particularly love the Jefferson Memorial as I was married there, although not in the dark. The new Air Force monument looks great, doesn’t it?

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Rare egret spotted on Island

This is the first ever sighting of a cattle egret on the Island or so the paper says. This was taken in Port Erin. Apparently it’s a type of heron. From Wikipedia: Originally native to parts of Asia, Africa and

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Shrove Tuesday celebrated in proper fashion

I don’t know if you made and tossed pancakes yesterday but I certainly did. Complete with squeezed lemon juice and sugar and all rolled up — yum, yum, yum! Here’s an expert from Maughold showing you how it’s done. More

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We’re making the point! Check out this site. The Celtic League has written to UNESCO’s Director-General, Koichiro Matsuura, to complain about this misrepresentation. The League’s General Secretary (GS), Rhisiart Tal-e-bot argued in his letter that for the UN to say

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Currently 6th in the world

ZOË Gillings finished in an impressive fourth position yesterday (Thursday) in the Canadian FIS World Cup snowboardcross final in Stoneham. Currently 6th in the world with three events in the season to go, she is looking like a contender for

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Talking nonsense at the UN

I expected better of UNESCO – as one of the UN’s smarter ideas it usually manages to convince me that the tax dollars they spend are at least doing something useful but this is tosh. I’m sure there are more

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Cavendish wins Stage 4

It’s not often a Manx story comes from the LA Times but today it does. Not much changes after Stage 4 of the Tour of California goes through the Sierra Mountains. By Diane Pucin February 19, 2009 Reporting from Clovis,

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We're more high tech than the US

Summary: US broadband penetration dropped from 17th to 19th place overall among all countries surveyed over the past two quarters. Monaco leads all nations surveyed with 40.6% of the population on broadband and 100% of households. Go here for a

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We’re more high tech than the US

Summary: US broadband penetration dropped from 17th to 19th place overall among all countries surveyed over the past two quarters. Monaco leads all nations surveyed with 40.6% of the population on broadband and 100% of households. Go here for a

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