Isle of Man News last updated 17 August 2016 08:49:55

Volunteer Opportunity to Study Wild Seals

POSTED yesterday at 9:39 am by LC

For six weeks every autumn, Manx Wildlife Trust (MWT) sends volunteers to the Calf of Man to conduct seal surveys, to monitor the number of births and taking a photographic record of adults, with the aim of better understanding the Isle of Man’s seal population. This year, MWT is excited to announce that, thanks to generous funding from Gough Ritch...

Anstey & Dunlop go head to head in Dunlop Lightweight Classic TT Race

POSTED yesterday at 9:33 am by LC

The second running of the Dunlop Lightweight Classic TT Race at the Classic TT presented by Bennetts has attracted an increased entry of 68 riders for 2017 and last year’s race winner and lap record holder Bruce Anstey heads the line up. The Kiwi lapped at 118.744mph on his way to victory in 2016 and he’s back to try and make it two in a row, this...

PDMS shows commitment to cyber security with new Cyber Essentials Plus certification

POSTED Thu at 9:34 am

Local software development company PDMS has been awarded the UK Government’s Cyber Essential Plus Certificate of Compliance through one of the industries CREST certification bodies. The Cyber Essentials certification program is a UK Government-backed scheme that guides businesses in protecting themselves against cyber threats; allowing organisations to demonstrate to customers and partners that cyber security is taken seriously. Supported by industry as a whole, the certification aims to ensure that security controls are in place and working effectively ensuring risks are mitigated from online threats through the secure configuration of an organisation’s computing resources.  During the process, the certifying body assessed PDMS against a ...

Pestalozzi supporters raise £5,000 at Grenaby House reception

POSTED Thu at 9:32 am

Supporters of the Friends of Pestalozzi, the charity which sponsors international students from disadvantaged backgrounds, raised £5,000 at a Fine Wine and Canapé reception recently. The fundraiser celebrated 46 years of the charity’s operation on the Isle of Man and was kindly hosted by Joanna Crookall at her home in Grenaby. Lieutenant Governor, Sir Richard Gozney, and his wife, Lady Diana Gozney, were in attendance and the event featured music from local guitarist Sean Crossley.Members of the Isle of Man Friends of Pestalozzi provided the homemade canapes and were easily identifiable by their red aprons featuring the charity’s lady-bug emblem which symbolises ‘Hope and Luck’ through its two red spots.Daxa Patel, Chairman of the Isle of M...

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