Month: August 2009

Tax Haven era dead.

Well, that’s what it says in The Guardian where the IoM is mentioned. I’m sure the Manx Government is delighted that all it’s hard work is seeing some results.

Bill Cassidy is down the pub

Bill is visiting his friends on Inishmaan, in the Aran Islands, and spent Friday night in the Teach Osta Inis Meain – which means the Inishman Public House. Looking at all the Guinness on the tables, I believed I had

TT & castles

Great article at philly.com from Sue Carpenter of the Los Angeles Times.. “My destination was the Isle of Man, a tiny island in the middle of the Irish Sea off the northwest coast of England. It’s best known for two

TT & castles

Great article at philly.com from Sue Carpenter of the Los Angeles Times.. “My destination was the Isle of Man, a tiny island in the middle of the Irish Sea off the northwest coast of England. It’s best known for two

Back to earth — and sea

I watched NASA TV this morning and the smile on Nicole’s face went from ear to ear as she operated in zero gravity aboard Discovery. How happy we all are for her. Now back on the rock they are having

High Flight…

…for I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth, and touched the face of God.” Godspeed Nicole, congratulations on achieving another of your life’s ambitions: pilot, engineer, wife, mother, astronaut. We salute you as you cross the high frontier and

Countdown Resumes

Fri, 28 Aug 2009 09:03:07 AM ESTThe countdown for the launch of space shuttle Discovery’s STS-128 mission is under way again. The count resumed at 8:34 a.m. EDT at the T-11 hour point with no issues being reported that could

NASA targets Friday night for launch

CAPE CANAVERAL – NASA is now aiming for a late Friday night launch for space shuttle Discovery and her crew. A fuel valve that plays a critical role in filling and draining the shuttle’s large external fuel tank failed during

Valve Problem Scrubs Launch Try

It was not meant to be…..Tue, 25 Aug 2009 06:01:00 PM EST A problem with a fill-and-drain valve inside space shuttle Discovery’s aft compartment has scrubbed the Wednesday morning launch attempt for STS-128. The launch team is evaluating the issue

Longship

The Washington Manx are planning an outing on the Sae Hrafn (Sea Raven) with the Longship Company in September.The Sae Hrafn is a 39′ (12m) class A (Div. II) tall ship which is based on similarly sized coastal raiding and

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