Month: September 2009

Luss ny Graih. A Manx Play in Two Acts.

I found this: Here By CHRISTOPHER R. SHIMMIN, Author of “Illiam Kodhere’s Will,” “The Charm,” &c. CHARACTERS: Miss Nellie Corkhill, Post Mistress and Shopkeeper Juan James Daugherty A lazy Beggarman Cæsar Clucas, H.K. (Country Gentleman) Member of House of Keys.

Chartered Herring Acoustic Survey to take place in Manx Waters

The Northern Irish ‘supertrawler’ the Havilah, is undertaking an acoustic survey of the Manx herring stock, which is currently spawning on the east coast of the Island. The Havilah, being used by the Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI) from Northern

Crime down

CRIME has reduced by 35 per cent over the past four years, according to Isle of Man police records. Police this week released figures comparing the total numbers of recorded crime for the first half of this year, March-September with

To boldly go…

ASTRONAUT Dr Leroy Chiao and cosmonaut Colonel Vladimir Titov were among a number of experienced space experts at the press launch of the Excalibur Almaz space project held at King William’s College on Saturday. The two men, who are among

Keep the Manx flag flying!

I forgot to mention…

…only two singers have ever performed direct to the International Space Station. Music legend (at least in the US) Jimmy Buffet and Back Door Slam. Let’s hear it for Slam Fans everywhere.

Jonny Bellis in coma

Jonny Bellis is often overshadowed by Mark Cavendish, but Jonny is a great cyclist. Sadly, he suffered serious head injuries in a motor scooter accident on Saturday morning near the town of Quarrata in Italy. He is in an induced

Nicole and Davy Knowles

It looks as though there will be another chance for me to catch Nicole get launched. She is on the roster for the STS-133 launch next September — Good for her! But right now she’s on the ISS. And Davy

Anyone know the Tippers?

We received a letter — can anyone help? Hi, I am the former editor of the Isle of Man Examiner, Isle of Man Times, the Manx Star, Manx Life and sundry other Manx publications. I am researching the history of

Washington Vikings

The Greater Washington Area Manx had a great day out at the Longship Company’s Marina Dock in Dowell, MD yesterday. What a beautiful day and the Vikings gave us a grand time. Jim Kneale, GWAMS President, hand carved some wooden