Friday, December 28, 2012
Thursday, December 20, 2012
iMuseum Online: FREE Trial
Manx National Heritage is pleased to confirm that iMuseum is now available online!
Join us in discovering stories from generations of Manx families, objects and places in your exclusive FREE trial, which provides access to the Manx National Heritage archives and collections from the comfort of your home, workplace or whilst on the move.
Activate your FREE trial by following these simple steps:
- Go to www.imuseum.im and click "Join In". Alternatively, the first time you use “Newspapers and Publications” you will be prompted to register or subscribe when clicking on an article.
- You will be directed through to Isle of Man Government Online Services.
- Follow the steps on screen, using your email address to register.
- Keep a note of your username and password – this is personal to you. If you forget your logon details, click “problems logging in” and follow the guidance provided.
- You will need to follow the process for buying a subscription, selecting a “7 Day Pass”
- Enter your promotion code: 4BRQ554F
- Your code provides FREE access to iMuseum and your checkout value should be nil.
Manx National Heritage welcome any feedback by emailing email@example.com.
We do hope that you enjoy using iMuseum.
Posted by Manx Mum at 4:42 PM
Monday, December 17, 2012
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Manx2.com’s management team, led by Managing Director David Buck, has invested to buy the Manx2.com business with effect from 1st January 2013.
As part of the changeover, the new company name Citywing will replace the existing Manx2.com branding. The new company will still be based in the Isle of Man and staffed by Isle of Man employees, with Island resident owners and directors.
Managing Director, David Buck: ‘Firstly, we would like to assure all Manx2.com customers that it’s very much business as usual, and all existing bookings with Manx2.com will be automatically and seamlessly transferred to Citywing. All flight schedules and timings remain exactly the same.
‘This is an exciting venture for the management team and we’re delighted to have the opportunity to invest in this Manx business, supported by our Chairman and largest shareholder, Noel Hayes. We are fiercely proud of both our Manx roots and our Manx routes, and will continue to grow and develop key Isle of Man gateways including Blackpool, Belfast, Gloucester (M5) and Newcastle, supporting and promoting the Isle of Man economy wherever possible.
‘Whilst we are sad to bid farewell to the Manx2.com brand, our new logo reflects our Manx heritage and is based around a stylisation of the famous Manx Shearwater. In recognition of the management buy-out and our plans to further extend the reach of our community-connecting services to other city-to-city routes outside the Isle of Man, we felt it appropriate to realign the company name to Citywing, which is of more direct relevance to our broader activities, including the Cardiff-Anglesey and Gloucester-Jersey routes.
Posted by Manx Mum at 9:06 AM
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Posted by Manx Mum at 12:11 PM
Sir Patrick Moore was a "true icon," the chairman of the Isle of Man's Astronomical society has said.
Sir Patrick, who had been the patron of the island society since 1994, made several visits to the island.
The British astronomer and broadcaster died at his West Sussex home on Sunday, aged 89.
Society chairman Howard Parkin said he was a "great friend, a master of his topic and a true icon".
Sir Patrick presented the BBC programme The Sky At Night for over 50 years, making him the longest-running host of the same television show ever.'Guy next door'
"He inspired so many including myself and it is a great shame that he has gone," said Mr Parkin.
"He was a great friend of the Isle of Man and we were delighted when he excepted our invitation to become patron. He was very special and a great character."
Soon after be became the society's patron, Sir Patrick helped to open the island's main observatory in 1999.
"He was a famous celebrity but he acted like the guy next door," continued.
"He was so friendly and polite and so enthusiastic on his topic.
"We are very saddened by his passing."
Sir Patrick wrote dozens of books on astronomy and his research was used by the US and the Russians in their space programmes.
Posted by Manx Mum at 9:27 AM
Monday, December 10, 2012
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
The Upper East TN Celtic Society would like to know if you or another of your group would like to represent the Manx peoples and their heritage at the 2013 Sycamore Shoals Celtic Festival, Sept. 6th, 7th, and 8th. We were looking up the Manx language for our Christmas Party (Dec. 16th in Johnson City, TN) and discovered your web site. Our society represents all Celtic nations and would like to have a Manx group or individual to educate the public in their Manx heritage ( as do Scottish Clan tents and other Celtic nation's tents). This could be setting up a clan tent with pictures and information on a table for the weekend (set up on Fri. night and take down on Sun. 5pm) or some flyers or other informative papers mailed to the society before the event to be handed out at the UETCS booth. We have an attendance of between 2500 (if it rains) and 7000 people. For more information: www.uppereasttncelticsociety.com or firstname.lastname@example.org or (423) 741-4841.
We would love to hear from you,
SSCF Director and UETCS Board Member
Posted by Manx Mum at 3:38 PM