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wonder what George Orwell would think if we played him ‘Acceptable in the 80s’ by Calvin Harris. The decade that was predicted to bring gloom, dystopia and Big Brother watching over all of us (not just wannabe D list celebrities in a dodgy house) instead brought neon, spandex, yuppies and a culture about as far from Oceania and thought crime as possible. The reality now mocked for it’s retro faux pas, Orwell’s 1984 envisioned bleak and futile rebellion against tyranny and socialism. Instead we had rebellion manifested in fact by hair spray, shoulder pads and rampant capitalism in a world of exposed brick to a sound track of stone wash denim clad soft rock. Predicting the future CAN be tricky. You think they’d have learnt from the 1984 curse but no, 1984 saw the making of ‘2010’ - A film that predicted that 3 years ago we’d find aliens on Jupiter when, in reality, everyone was too busy playing Angry Birds. Hard to imagine in a time when Apple computers could only produce green text on a computer screen the size of an iPad mini. This month we take a two pronged approach to the vision and reality of 1984. A lot of readers will have been just starting school in 1984, some were yet to be been born. Scary.

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HIGHLIGHTS FEATURE: 80S CULTURE

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I’ve watched the three Gs (Goonies, Gremlins and Ghostbusters) every six months since the day I learned to copy VHS tapes, and love them right down to their implausible plot holes and occasionally crude racial stereotyping.

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I was raised by hippies, so by the time I was old enough to think for myself I was thoroughly bored of hearing about the sixties. Aside from the fact that ‘free love’ is the last thing you want to hear your parents talking about, to a child born in 1979 the sixties sounded both distant and a bit crap, like Portsmouth. I don’t have kids, but when I look around I see a lot of tiny brains who can’t wait to learn to speak just so they can tell their parents to shut up about the eighties. There are some decades that nobody gets nostalgic about, like the 1940s, unless you like the idea of dressing entirely in brown and rebuilding Europe from a pile of smoking rubble. We remember the 1980s as much more glamorous, and so there’s been periodic eighties revivals happening for longer than the eighties themselves actually existed.  The eighties are so popular that I worry that by the time my generation are old enough to run the world, laws will be passed making all other decades

illegal. Maybe this came about because the children of the eighties have been blessed with an unprecedented expansion in the means of communication, giving us more opportunities to talk/blog/text about the things we half-remember from our VHS childhoods.  The children of the 1940s grew up thinking that three TV channels was the height of technological achievement, so it was unlikely that the BBC would have ever themed Saturday night around a retrospective of The Goon Show, but by now there’s probably a digital TV channel up in the 300s that only runs documentaries about Boy George’s hats.  David Hasselhof still has work, Garbage Pail Kids are going for crazy money on eBay and I’ve even seen a website devoted exclusively to writing about vintage crisps. The crisps thing is a good example of something slightly weird about all this, in that it’s impossible to be objective or even informative about something that hasn’t physically existed since you were ten.  You can remember how Crispy Tubes made you feel, not how they really tasted.  I watched those ‘I love the Eighties’ TV clipshows and am convinced that the minor celebs taking part hadn’t bothered to review most of the stuff they were wittering on about.  Vernon Kaye does not care enough about his audience to actually spend time watching DangerMouse on Youtube, whereas I researched this article by travelling back in time on a Raleigh Chopper covered in LEDs and silver foil.  Great Scott!

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We were barely out of the 80s before people started getting teary-eyed about the TV of their childhoods, and since then there’s been a thriving industry selling Roland Rat bumbags and Cabbage Patch Kids dolls, to people who miss the days when Doctor Who had wobbly sets and there was nothing weird about Jimmy Savile introducing Gary Glitter on Top Of The Pops. Those were innocent times.

The blockbuster movies of the 1980s cast a long shadow, so much so that they are still being recycled three decades on, though even quadrupling the budget cannot capture the wooden-faced magic of Ahhhnold Schwarzenegger gurning against blue-screen explosions. If you revisit Predator you are soon aware that you could do a better job of the ‘predator camo’ SFX with iMovie, but the film remains outstanding despite these limitations. Perhaps it’s because the cast have done so many steroids that they think the Predator is real, or maybe it’s that they know they’re working in the golden age of the action blockbuster.  Aliens, Die Hard, The Running Man, Indiana Jones; what they lacked in convincing bad guy accents they made up for with cheesy enthusiasm, snappy one-liners and copious supporting roles for Gary ‘tombstone teeth’ Busey.

At the time, many people expected eighties music to vanish in a synthesised puff of dry ice on the cusp of the 1990s. Oh, how wrong we were.  From the overblown power ballad to the hyper-produced saccharine pop act, eighties music has out-lived many of its detractors, the sixties and seventies musos who were appalled by drum machines and records that didn’t contain enough single guitar solos.  Eighties music is the ultimate artistic expression of the decade, combining a goofy love affair with the bleeps and bloops of new technology and an oddball approach to fashion preserved perfectly in its pioneering music videos, even if nobody has subsequently managed to look good in legwarmers or a ruffly shirt.

Most of the nostalgia tends to be directed towards cartoons, probably because few people have memories wooly enough that they remember Grange Hill as anything other than a grim, grey launchpad for people who’d end up wrestling a Mitchell in Eastenders. Sadly you’re in for a bit of a shock if you actually go back and watch Thundercats or Dogtanian in the age of Pixar.  Whilst stop-motion stuff like The Wombles, Morph and Button Moon has retained a certain shonky charm, the likes of He Man has not aged well - you’ll find smoother animation on an advert for confused.com, but minus Skeletor’s camp magic.  Noble exceptions are the unexpectedly gory Legendary Cities Of Gold and the animated Transformers movie, which has matured like a fine, robotic wine.  The entire thing is on Youtube - you’re in for a treat.

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The eighties was also the golden age of slasher and horror movies, the pop star vanity project (Purple Rain; Desperately Seeking Susan), and films with Eddie Murphy in them. Even films pitched towards families, teenagers and young children are an eighties goldmine.  I’ve watched the three Gs (Goonies, Gremlins and Ghostbusters) every six months since the day I learned to copy VHS tapes, and love them right down to their implausible plot holes and occasionally crude racial stereotyping.  I have friends that feel the same way about The Breakfast Club and Heathers, although if anybody is still rooting for The Lost Boys they’re too polite to tell me.

Eighties music is also incredibly diverse, from the brash explosion of hip hop, the urban rhythms of early house and techno to the drunken excesses of hair metal. Pub bores in Clash T shirts always go on about the influence of punk, but the sonic and lyrical experimentation of eighties post-punk artists like Talking Heads, New Order and The Smiths has had a far greater influence on today’s musicians than anything the Sex Pistols coughed up. The eighties was also the sunset era of the vinyl record and the cassette tape.  Vinyl clings to life in the dusty cupboards of ageing DJs and dedicated audiophiles, whereas the humble C90 lives on only in spirit, the inspiration for a billion iTunes playlists and a generation of audio pirates raised on highspeed dubbing and Dolby Noise Reduction. Now that’s what I call music.

In the years that have passed since its publication, we’ve come to appreciate the prophetic nature of 1984 and many a dystopian novel and movie have followed in its footsteps, accurately predicting political, cultural or technological changes to the world we live in. So, has the nightmare world that Orwell predicted finally caught up with us? Take a look at some of these and decide for yourself…

CCTV / SURVEILLANCE – 1984 There’s a brilliantly illustrative (but sadly, doctored) photo doing the rounds online at the moment of George Orwell’s former home with its English Heritage blue plaque fixed to the wall, a few inches from which is a camera mounted to a post and a sign reading ’24 Hour CCTV in Operation.’ The photo may be a fake, but the reality isn’t so far detached from that, with a newspaper reporting a few years back that Orwell’s house has 32 CCTV cameras within 200 yards of it. Surveillance and its dehumanising effects were a prominent theme in 1984, with its world’s inhabitants surrounded by hidden microphones and ‘two-way telescreens’

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re you obsessed with Michael J Fox? Perhaps you’re addicted to hairspray and shoulder pads?  Do you dream about the Ninja Turtles? Chances are you’re caught in a neon timewarp to the decade we can’t forget.

When George Orwell published 1984 back in 1949, his novel was lauded as a terrifying portrait of a totalitarian world ruled by a malevolent faceless government, whose citizens lived bleak existences stifled by rules, bureaucracy, paranoia and surveillance.

We were barely out of the 80s before people started getting teary-eyed about the TV of their childhoods, and since then there’s been a thriving industry selling Roland Rat bumbags and Cabbage Patch Kids dolls to people who miss the days when Doctor Who had wobbly sets and there was nothing weird about Jimmy Savile introducing Gary Glitter on Top Of The Pops.

CYBORG TECHNOLOGY – ROBOCOP The idea of cybernetic organisms is one that has fascinated us throughout the industrial and technological ages, and provided a platform for many a writer to explore ethical and philosophical questions: what does it mean to be human? Where does the line between artificial and organic fall? At what point does our reliance on technology spill over into over-dependence? The likes of Robocop, Terminator and many more pose these questions but even their writers surely couldn’t have anticipated the speed at which cyborg technology would advance. We’re at a point now where

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Taggart was joined by Andy Davies, Tom Beasant, Tom Edwards, Rob Little, Pete Hodges, Neil Northrop and Rhys FindlayRobinbson. All the team are elite fell runners drawn from either the Manx Fell Runners club or the Dark Peak and Mercia fell running clubs in England. The team

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Another record was broken with ‘Running Sucks’, the second all women’s team to ever enter the race smashed the original all women’s team record by 1 hour 28 minutes, in a total of 15 hours 12 minutes. They were the only all women’s team to enter this year and were sponsored by Creechurch Capital. Race the Sun is so named because the main aim for teams is to complete the course before the sun sets in Peel. Mark Eastham, Adventure Events Fundraising Co-ordinator at The Children’s Centre, congratulated the winners and thanked all of the 27 team that took part, plus sponsors Mann Made Group and the Up & Running store which provided various prizes.

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“If you’re wary of full-on blue, start with black mascara and just add a blue mascara to the very tips of the lashes.”

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“Don’t be worried about pulling off blue mascara, as it can brighten your eyes and make them look bigger,” reassures Debbie McDonald, NYX Cosmetics make-up artist.

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A team from AXA Isle of Man won the ‘Golden Shoe’ award as the top fundraisers collecting a total of £1,100. Now in its sixth year the event has raised over £50,000 with money going directly to support vulnerable children and young people in the Isle of Man through The Children’s Centre’s Mobex project. Such is the increasing popularity of Race The Sun that that some teams have already signed up for the 2014 event. Full results can be seen at www.manxtimingsolutions.com

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He added: “The weather this year meant that it was more like Race The Rain than Race The Sun, but there were tremendous displays of team spirit throughout the day which just added to the experience. So far this year’s event has raised £8,800, but we expect the total to be more than £10,000 when all the funds have been collected.”

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“If you have green eyes, choose a brighter blue - more on the teal or turquoise colour family.” It’s only those with blue eyes who need to be wary of drowning out their natural colour.

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was carefully selected to include athletes with orienteering expertise which they used to navigate around a course that was unfamiliar to those team members from offIsland. Taggart says he was confident that the squad would break the record, but even he was surprised by the margin by which it was broken.

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“Blue is perfect for you if you have brown eyes,” says Rebecca Butterworth, a M.A.C senior artist. “Choose a deep cerulean or navy blue to give your eye colour more depth.

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The event – organised by the Island’s leading charity for families and children and sponsored by Mann Made Group involves teams running a clockwise lap of the Island’s Raad ny Foillan 98 mile coastal footpath starting and finishing in Peel. There are 10 legs of the relay with teams allowed a maximum of 10 runners. Manxman Lloyd Taggart led an eight-man team which clocked 10h 14m 54s easily beating the previous record of 11h 37m 50s set by a team representing The Children’s Centre in the 2010 race.

If you’re wobbly with the kohl pencil, draw on one of the eye shadow crayon formulations, which are softer and easier to apply. Simply build up the colour for a more extreme look.

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A team of some of the best fell runners from the UK and Isle of Man smashed the course record in The Children’s Centre’s Race The Sun relay on Saturday (May 18).

For a real blink-and-you’ll-miss-it blue moment, sweep inside the lower lash line to achieve an icy stare.

Before you decide how bold you want your blue, the beauty shelves are awash with tempting oceanic shades. If in doubt, let your eye colour lead the way.

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Mix the oil, vinegar, garlic, seasoning and parsley together. Pull the heads off the prawns and remove the little legs. (You can either discard these trimmings or use them to make fish stock.) With a sharp knife, make a shallow cut down the back of each prawn and, with your finger or a cocktail stick, remove and discard the black vein. Put the tails into the oil and vinegar mixture, cover and leave to marinate in the fridge for about an hour. Meanwhile, if you intend to cook the prawns on wooden skewers, soak these in cold water while the prawns marinate to prevent them from burning on the barbecue. Remove the prawns from their marinade and cook them either on soaked wooden skewers on a very hot barbecue or under a hot grill. Alternatively, cook on a searing griddle pan. In either case, reckon on about 3 minutes each side and baste with the marinade as you go along. Serve with lemon or lime wedges and any of the lovely sauces suggested above.

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Draw the eyeliner close to the lashes, starting at the inner corner of the eyelid. A fine line will give discreet colour, while a thicker line will be more dramatic.

The look may be borrowed from the 1980’s but, reworked with modern techniques, blue eyes can be both striking and subtle.

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A memorable appearance on Dragons’ Den later, his brand has exploded, with ready meals, drinks, numerous table and cooking sauces and collaborations with the likes of KFC under his belt. The business is now said to be worth around £35 million.

A graphic liner is the modern way to work a pop of colour and not go overboard with blue. “A directional bold eyeliner is an amazing way to add a mega flash of colour, without having to brave coloured eyeshadow,”

Veering away from a classic look is never easy, but this season’s palette of sea-inspired blues are pretty persuasive, whether you want to dip a toe in the water or dive right in. If Fashion Week’s backstage looks are anything to go by, blue is officially the new black. From inky navy liner at Mary Katrantzou to embellished aquamarine lids at Christian Dior, there’s a hue and application for everyone.

task of pressing a lever to dispense water from a feeder, and replicating them in the microchip, Berger’s team were able to demonstrate that rats were able to encode memory of the activity in the chip even when the area of their brain responsible for memory had been blocked with drugs. With advances in neuroscience making it possible to record and use electrical patterns in the brain involved with more complex tasks like controlling mechanical limbs (see ‘Cyborgs’), it seems that the principal technology is there to one day be able to have activities stored on chips and uploaded directly to your noggin. Want to learn karate in a matter of seconds like Neo in The Matrix? We’re almost there.

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A LOT CAN HAPPEN IN SIX YEARS. BACK IN 2007, LEVI ROOTS WAS A STRUGGLING REGGAE MUSICIAN WITH A SMALL BUSINESS SELLING JERK BARBECUE SAUCE WITH LITTLE CASH TO HIS NAME.

“Blink your eyes together hard a few times to move the pencil around then take a soft eyeshadow brush and blend the pencil up and around the eye to create a modern, smoky look. Buff a bold blue eyeshadow, like M.A.C’s Freshwater, over the top of the pencil.”

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A blue version of a smoky eye can also look dramatic for after-dark moments.

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Flaunt some true blue bravado with a bold wash of colour over the entire eyelid. Use a highly pigmented creamy eyeshadow to really pack a punch.

“Use a deep navy kohl pencil and rim the entire eye, top and bottom,” Butterworth suggests.

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MEMORY IMPLANTS – TOTAL RECALL In his short story We Can Remember It For You Wholesale, Philip K Dick once again showed his ability for spookily accurate predictions. The story was the basis for the Arnie-fronted sci-fi thriller Total Recall, in which artificial memories can be implanted into people’s minds. In 2011 the first steps towards making this a reality were taken with the publication of a study by Theodore Berger of the University of Southern California, in which a microchip implanted into a rat’s brain was able to successfully mimic the hippocampus, the area of the brain responsible for storing long-term memory. By recording the patterns of brain activity present during the simple

travel, global media and the Internet, the world in 2012 seems a much smaller place than it did back when Orwell was penning 1984. With China emerging as the next dominant superpower, relations between Europe and the US becoming increasingly strained, and the Middle East in as much political turmoil as ever – the title ‘disputed’ is certainly apt – Orwell might just have been on to something.

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Sci-fi author Philip K Dick was a master when it came to weaving tales involving authoritarian governments, conspiracy, suspicion and paranoia, and his 1956 short story – later turned into the blockbuster movie by Steven Spielberg – was a perfect example. In it, psychic law enforcers are able to foresee the future and prevent crimes before they’ve happened. The story throws up questions about free will, determinism and governmental control, and has become all the more pertinent in a post 9/11-world in which increased governmental powers have allowed suspected terrorists to be detained without trial or legal counsel on the most spurious of evidence, and in which our online activity is monitored (see ‘Surveillance’) to spot subversive language. In 2007 IBM in fact worked with Memphis Police Department to create predictive software to identify and analyse geographical trends and forecast potential crime hotspots. More recently, Professor Richard Berk of the University of Pennsylvania has developed crime prediction software using algorithms to determine which recently released prisoners are most likely to commit murder and therefore require a close eye to kept on them. It’s already being used in Maryland and Pennsylvania and is soon to be implemented in Washington. If it’s prone to error, that could cause all sorts of problems, surely?

GLOBALISATION – 1984 In 1984, the world is divided into three states: Oceania, covering North and South America, Britain and Southern Africa; Eurasia, comprised of continental Europe and Russian; East Asia – Japan, Korea and China; the Disputed Zone, covering North Africa, the Middle East and India. The exact world map that Orwell envisioned might not be 100% accurate, but the fact that the world has become increasingly connected is undisputable. Due to cheap air

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breakthroughs in neuroscience and engineering have resulted in successful tests on mechanical prosthetic limbs controlled by the power of the mind, in subjects whose brains have been wired up to electrodes. Scientists are working on artificial eyes containing cameras that can relay images back to the brain. Google are about to launch Google Glass, a pair of spectacles that present the world as augmented reality, with users able to access the web with a flick of the head. Give it ten years and I reckon centeniers will have been replaced with Robocops.

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On many levels James Cameron’s Terminator films were completely preposterous – as a rule, more so as the series progressed. However, in those flashback/forward scenes of a post-apocalyptic America torn apart by a nuclear winter, we see flying robots called ‘Hunter Killers’ doing just that: hunting, killing, with big old laser cannons its weapon of choice, picking off any humans it can find. We may not be quite there just yet, but with remotelypiloted drones playing a huge role in America’s ‘War on Terror’, particularly in Pakistan and Afghanistan, a whole ethical can of worms has been opened; is there any honour in combat for a drone pilot 7,500 miles away from the battlefield? If soldiers are increasingly being taken out of the equation and conflicts are being fought between dots on a screen, is the ‘horror of war’ deterrent redundant? Worryingly, the next logical step in the evolution of drone technology seems to be the implementation of AI technology. The US recently tested the X-47B, an unmanned aircraft which, once operational, will be able to carry out preprogrammed missions at the click of a button. If that’s not a scary development, what is?

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in their homes and places of work. It’s no secret that the modern world is one in which practically our every move is viewed and recorded, with a staggering 4.2 million CCTV cameras in the UK alone. That’s one for every 14 people. In the US, Homeland Security monitors social media for subversive buzzwords and a British tourist was arrested for Tweeting the words ‘destroy America’ in 2012. The increasing amount of personal information we put online and the huge amounts of time we spend on the Internet means that the chances are you’re sat next to one of Orwell’s two-way telescreens right now.

“Blue eye make-up actually doesn’t really do much for someone with blue eyes - it tends to swamp the colour that’s naturally there.”

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These new dates see Blondie hitting the road since the release of their ninth studio Panic Of Girls since 2011 and follows the announcement of an appearance at Isle Of Wight Festival and series of Forest dates. Blondie will be returning to the Isle of Man’s Villa Marina on Wednesday 19th June 2013

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CONTENTS Edito.............................................................................................................................2 Wilkins Watch Of The Month.....................................4 Listings.......................................................................................................................6 80s Culture.........................................................................................................8 Facebook.............................................................................................................10 Upfront..............................................................................................................11 Things To Do.............................................................................................12 Chris Heyes - IoM Festival.................................14 Our Community..................................................................................16 GB 1984 News In Numbers.....................................20 Big Brother Is Watching.........................................22 Current Affairs.....................................................................................24 Me & My Pet................................................................................................26 Events...................................................................................................................27 Sure Mobile New Store Opening...............28 D-Day Ball at Mount Murray.....................................29 AXA IOM Quizzical...................................................................30 The Boatyard Opening Day........................................31 Charity Quiz..................................................................................................16 Culture................................................................................................................33 Upload...................................................................................................................34 Culture Vulture..................................................................................36 Labyrinyth.....................................................................................................37 Film Review................................................................................................38 Vintage Hair...........................................................................................40

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Fashion & Beauty.......................................................................41 Fashion......................................................................................................................42 1980s Blue Eyes Thinking...............................................44 Get The Look..............................................................................................46

Paparazzi.....................................................................................................81 The Outback..............................................................................................82 Nexus........................................................................................................83 The Railway.................................................................................................83 Artisan.....................................................................................................................87 Jar Bar & Grill..........................................................................................87 Gaiety Theatre..........................................................................90 Blondie On Tour...............................................................................91 Ramsey Grammar School Prom...........................92 Onchan FC Dinner..........................................................................94

Appetite.............................................................................................................47 Pat- Shaken But Not Stirred..............................................48 BBQ Recipes With Levi Roots.....................................50 The Boatyard Peel............................................................................52 Wine - 1984.........................................................................................................54 Business.............................................................................................................63 News...............................................................................................................................64 Movers & Shakers..................................................................................66

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Active........................................................................................................................69 Viking Long Boat Races...........................................................70 Race The Sun.............................................................................................................72 Charlotte Atkinson Profile...................................................74 Hardware.........................................................................................................75 Motoring News..........................................................................................76 1984 Gadgets..................................................................................................78 Phone Home................................................................................................80

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re you obsessed with Michael J Fox? Perhaps you’re addicted to hairspray and shoulder pads?  Do you dream about the Ninja Turtles? Chances are you’re caught in a neon timewarp to the decade we can’t forget.

I was raised by hippies, so by the time I was old enough to think for myself I was thoroughly bored of hearing about the sixties. Aside from the fact that ‘free love’ is the last thing you want to hear your parents talking about, to a child born in 1979 the sixties sounded both distant and a bit crap, like Portsmouth. I don’t have kids, but when I look around I see a lot of tiny brains who can’t wait to learn to speak just so they can tell their parents to shut up about the eighties. There are some decades that nobody gets nostalgic about, like the 1940s, unless you like the idea of dressing entirely in brown and rebuilding Europe from a pile of smoking rubble. We remember the 1980s as much more glamorous, and so there’s been periodic eighties revivals happening for longer than the eighties themselves actually existed. The eighties are so popular that I worry that by the time my generation are old enough to run the world, laws will be passed making all other decades illegal. Maybe this came about because the

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children of the eighties have been blessed with an unprecedented expansion in the means of communication, giving us more opportunities to talk/blog/text about the things we half-remember from our VHS childhoods. The children of the 1940s grew up thinking that three TV channels was the height of technological achievement, so it was unlikely that the BBC would have ever themed Saturday night around a retrospective of The Goon Show, but by now there’s probably a digital TV channel up in the 300s that only runs documentaries about Boy George’s hats. David Hasselhof still has work, Garbage Pail Kids are going for crazy money on eBay and I’ve even seen a website devoted exclusively to writing about vintage crisps. The crisps thing is a good example of something slightly weird about all this, in that it’s impossible to be objective or even informative about something that hasn’t physically existed since you were ten. You can remember how Crispy Tubes made you feel, not how they really tasted. I watched those ‘I love the Eighties’ TV clipshows and am convinced that the minor celebs taking part hadn’t bothered to review most of the stuff they were wittering on about. Vernon Kaye does not care enough about his audience to actually spend time watching DangerMouse on Youtube, whereas I researched this article by travelling back in time on a Raleigh Chopper covered in LEDs and silver foil.  Great Scott!

Eighties Telly We were barely out of the 80s before people started getting teary-eyed about the TV of their childhoods, and since then there’s been a thriving industry selling Roland Rat bumbags and Cabbage Patch Kids dolls, to people who miss the days when Doctor Who had wobbly sets and there was nothing weird about Jimmy Savile introducing Gary Glitter on Top Of The Pops. Those were innocent times. Most of the nostalgia tends to be directed towards cartoons, probably because few people have memories wooly enough that they remember Grange Hill as anything other than a grim, grey launchpad for people who’d end up wrestling a Mitchell in Eastenders. Sadly you’re in for a bit of a shock if you actually go back and watch Thundercats or Dogtanian in the age of Pixar. Whilst stop-motion stuff like The Wombles, Morph and Button Moon has retained a certain shonky charm, the likes of He Man has not aged well - you’ll find smoother animation on an advert for confused.com, but minus Skeletor’s camp magic. Noble exceptions are the unexpectedly gory Legendary Cities Of Gold and the animated Transformers movie, which has matured like a fine, robotic wine.  The entire thing is on Youtube - you’re in for a treat.

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I’ve watched the three Gs (Goonies, Gremlins and Ghostbusters) every six months since the day I learned to copy VHS tapes, and love them right down to their implausible plot holes and occasionally crude racial stereotyping.

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The blockbuster movies of the 1980s cast a long shadow, so much so that they are still being recycled three decades on, though even quadrupling the budget cannot capture the wooden-faced magic of Ahhhnold Schwarzenegger gurning against blue-screen explosions. If you revisit Predator you are soon aware that you could do a better job of the ‘predator camo’ SFX with iMovie, but the film remains outstanding despite these limitations. Perhaps it’s because the cast have done so many steroids that they think the Predator is real, or maybe it’s that they know they’re working in the golden age of the action blockbuster.  Aliens, Die Hard, The Running Man, Indiana Jones; what they lacked in convincing bad guy accents they made up for with cheesy enthusiasm, snappy one-liners and copious supporting roles for Gary ‘tombstone teeth’ Busey.

At the time, many people expected eighties music to vanish in a synthesised puff of dry ice on the cusp of the 1990s. Oh, how wrong we were.  From the overblown power ballad to the hyper-produced saccharine pop act, eighties music has out-lived many of its detractors, the sixties and seventies musos who were appalled by drum machines and records that didn’t contain enough single guitar solos. Eighties music is the ultimate artistic expression of the decade, combining a goofy love affair with the bleeps and bloops of new technology and an oddball approach to fashion preserved perfectly in its pioneering music videos, even if nobody has subsequently managed to look good in legwarmers or a ruffly shirt.

The eighties was also the golden age of slasher and horror movies, the pop star vanity project (Purple Rain; Desperately Seeking Susan), and films with Eddie Murphy in them. Even films pitched towards families, teenagers and young children are an eighties goldmine. I’ve watched the three Gs (Goonies, Gremlins and Ghostbusters) every six months since the day I learned to copy VHS tapes, and love them right down to their implausible plot holes and occasionally crude racial stereotyping. I have friends that feel the same way about The Breakfast Club and Heathers, although if anybody is still rooting for The Lost Boys they’re too polite to tell me.

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Eighties music is also incredibly diverse, from the brash explosion of hip hop, the urban rhythms of early house and techno to the drunken excesses of hair metal. Pub bores in Clash T shirts always go on about the influence of punk, but the sonic and lyrical experimentation of eighties post-punk artists like Talking Heads, New Order and The Smiths has had a far greater influence on today’s musicians than anything the Sex Pistols coughed up. The eighties was also the sunset era of the vinyl record and the cassette tape. Vinyl clings to life in the dusty cupboards of ageing DJs and dedicated audiophiles, whereas the humble C90 lives on only in spirit, the inspiration for a billion iTunes playlists and a generation of audio pirates raised on highspeed dubbing and Dolby Noise Reduction. Now that’s what I call music.

We were barely out of the 80s before people started getting teary-eyed about the TV of their childhoods, and since then there’s been a thriving industry selling Roland Rat bumbags and Cabbage Patch Kids dolls to people who miss the days when Doctor Who had wobbly sets and there was nothing weird about Jimmy Savile introducing Gary Glitter on Top Of The Pops.

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EORGE ORWELL’S 1984, WRITTEN IN 1949, IS A DYSTOPIAN SATIRE IN WHICH A TOTALITARIAN GOVERNMENT REIGNS, REWRITING HISTORY, CONTROLLING THE THOUGHTS OF THE POPULATION, AND OF COURSE, WATCHING THEM THROUGH THEIR TELEVISION SETS. THE LEADER OF THIS GOVERNMENT, KNOWN ONLY AS ‘BIG BROTHER’, IS AN OMNISCIENT FIGURE. LIKE GOD, HE IS ALL-SEEING AND ALL-KNOWING. BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING YOU… It’s easy to see why Orwell feared that this could be Britain’s future. Stalin’s control of the Soviet Union only lacked the advanced technology described in the novel, and his regime had many supporters in Britain. Wartime government legislation had not yet been discarded; rationing was still in force, and the government still controlled what our farmers grew to feed us. Wartime slogans such as “careless talk costs lives” still rang in the ears of the nation. Spies could still be everywhere, so, like the characters in 1984, people still had to be careful about what they said to whom. The British government was also spying on the population. Of course, they didn’t call it that. They called it ‘mass observation’. In a bid to find out what the man in the street thought of life during and after the war, people were employed to listen to conversations on buses, in post office queues and pubs, taking notes and reporting their findings. The government also asked people to send in diaries of their daily lives. Could this really be a precursor to the future Orwell outlined in his novel? More than sixty years after Orwell wrote that novel; ‘Big Brother’ and ‘Thought Police’ are terms we still use to describe excessive government interference or control. The suggestion that we should all carry identity cards was greeted with horror, and various city councils have been forced to take down CCTV cameras following accusations of spying. If George Orwell came back from the dead now, though, it wouldn’t be CCTV or identity cards that would make him think he got it right (if a few years early). It would be Facebook. You see, the government doesn’t need to employ people to listen to conversations any more. It doesn’t need to ask people to send their diaries to be read by a voyeuristic civil servant. A spotty geek from America called Mark Zuckerberg saved them all the trouble, by inventing a website on which people voluntarily tell complete strangers all about their lives.

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Facebook has achieved something even Orwell’s Big Brother couldn’t manage. Global mass observation. Any totalitarian regime has the thoughts of the whole world available to it at the touch of a button. Big Brother doesn’t need a special transceiving television set to see into your living room. He just needs a computer. Periodically, Facebookers will post up statuses about privacy settings which can be applied to stop this, that or the other being seen by various authorities. It never seems to occur to people that it would be much simpler not to post every little detail about yourself on a website. The police can get access to people’s Facebook pages, but if you select this setting or that setting, they can’t see your profile. There has been massive objection to the use of body-scanners in airports. How dare this government force us to bare all in blurry images to airport officials? We can’t allow our rights to privacy to be eroded like this, even though we are happy for Facebook ‘friends’ who we barely know to see those pictures of the office party that got out of hand… It is strange how we have invited the much-feared Big Brother into our homes. People believe that mobile phones are used to track our movements by the government, but they still go out and buy them, whilst damning the aforementioned government for spying on them. They aren’t forcing you to buy one, you know. For some strange reason, the modern world seems to be full of people who want to air their dirty linen in public. People are falling over themselves to get on The Jeremy Kyle Show, and tell the world all about their promiscuity, but you can bet that those same people would have something to say about their civil liberties if there was a CCTV camera pointing into their bedroom. Then there’s Twitter, where we can tell Big Brother what we are having for breakfast. George Orwell must be revolving so fast in his grave by now, we could use him to power the National Grid. He saw a future in which people were forced to give up their privacy. I doubt he ever would have believed that people would give it up without a fight, not out of fear, but out of desire. We’ve created a goldfish-bowl environment that Stalin would have cherished. We’ve given the government all the information they want, and we will be entirely to blame if they decide to use it for their own benefit. Big Brother is watching…

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things to do June 2013 15.06.13 - 16.06.13 Longest Day - longest ride // CONRHENNY PLANTATION//

20.06.13 Bobby Moore Charity Golf Day // THE MOUNT MURRAY//

A 24 hour endurance mountain bike event held at Conrhenny Plantation. The event runs around the weekend of the Summer Solstice (longest day). The 2013 event dates are confirmed as Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th June 2013.

Bobby Moore Charity Golf Day at The Mount Murray, in aid of the Bobby Moore Fund for Cancer Research. For further details and entries: Tel: 827089 E mail: aubreybrookscc@gmail.com

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19.06.13 Blondie //villa marina/ Music, style and pop culture icons; Blondie will be heading back to the Isle of Man for a very special show after the sell out appearance in 2011. Blondie have come a long way from CBGB’s and the Bowery, having sold more than 40 million albums globally and repeatedly reaching the top of the charts over the course of four decades with such hits as “One Way Or Another,” “Heart Of Glass,” “Rapture” and “Maria.” Tickets £37.50 TEL: 600555 WWW.VILLAGAIETY.COM

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The TT Triathlon on 30th of June 2013 will bring triathlon to the Isle of Man like never before. Offering a Long and Short Course race, both utilising the world famous TT Mountain Course from the IOM TT motorcycle races.

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With Paloma Faith, Primal Scream, Johnny Marr, Wretch32, Davy Knowles, Toseland, Laura Mvula and the Loveable Rogues already booked, the MTV associated Alcatel One Touch Isle of Man Festival is ready to take place in Noble’s Park, Douglas, on Saturday July 6th. Chris Heyes (Crosby) set up Rockingmann Festivals Ltd. in 2008, after arriving at an idea for a successful IoM music festival. It was put on hold whilst he worked on the London 2012 Olympic Games and other projects. Now, with Manx sponsors: 3FM, Manx Telecom, Okell’s, the Isle of Man Steampacket Company, Gandys, FCSG, the Sefton Group Plc., Ocean Ford and Mann Link Travel, tickets for the event are selling all over Europe and as far as the US and Australia. Here’s what Chris had to say in the run up to this international IoM festival: Gallery: Okay, we’ve had festivals on the Isle of Man before. What’s your aim? How is this one different?

Gallery: How Manx is it? Chris: “We wanted to celebrate everything that is Manx – from our food to

Chris: “Our aim is to get the festival in the top five ‘must visit’ festivals within

Britain. Our partners, Alcatel One Touch and MTV share this vision and we will continue to work hard in making it happen in the next five years.” Gallery: There are some high-end chi-chi names involved then! How did that

our industry and our heritage – to really promote the Island and its history, so we have introduced a Viking theme. We have a number of related features for the festival, but people will have to wait and see what they are!”

happen? Gallery: How did you choose the acts? Chris: “We feel privileged to have such great sponsors and associates on

board. We first approached MTV just over a year ago… They looked at the event and were blown away by the beauty of the Island, its heritage, its people and the fact that this event is so new.

Chris: “Choosing acts for any festival is difficult for so many reasons. We think

for a first year of the festival, we have attracted an amazing line-up, which stretches across a wide range of music tastes, which would appeal to a broad demographic, whilst not repeating what has been on Island previously.

These companies are not simply sponsors in the traditional sense, we have regular weekly meetings to discuss their ideas and what they would like to see.”

Add this into the very low ticket price, we think it represents excellent value for money.”

Gallery: So, they contribute a great deal?

Gallery: What else have you arranged for the festival?

Chris: “We’re one team, wanting a festival that the Isle of Man is proud to call

Chris: “There will be plenty of other entertainment going on during the day.

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It’s your chance to be with friends, enjoy great food, great beer and a fantastic music line-up – is there a better way to spend the Tynwald weekend?”

THIS YEAR’S FESTIVAL WILL HAVE FOUR AREAS, OPEN FROM 10.30 AM UNTIL MIDNIGHT. THE MAIN STAGE AREA, WHICH INCLUDES A LARGE OPEN SPACE, WILL FEATURE THE LARGEST STAGE SEEN ON THE ISLAND WITH A PRODUCTION TO MATCH. THE MINISTRY OF SOUND DANCE ARENA WILL BE STAGED WITHIN A LARGE STRETCH SADDLE TENT, FEATURING EIGHT DJS FROM THE MINISTRY OF SOUND STABLE, AND THERE WILL BE TWO DEDICATED VIP AREAS, BOTH OF WHICH WILL HAVE THEMES. WE DON’T WANT TO GIVE TOO MUCH AWAY AT THIS POINT, BUT NEEDLESS TO SAY, THEY WILL BE A LITTLE OFF THE WALL.


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LOCAL STUDENT WINS NATIONAL ENTERPRISE COMPETITION

RELEASE YOUR INNER TARZAN AT THE NEW SURE APE MANN ADVENTURE PARK

Manx student Vanessa Simpson, along with a group of friends from Liverpool John Moores University, has beaten more than 350 other companies from across the UK to win the national final of the Young Enterprise Start Up Awards.

Sure is delighted to announce that they are the principal sponsor of an exciting new outdoor centre. Located in the heart of South Barrule plantation the Sure Ape Mann Adventure Park has lots of exciting obstacles to tackle including zip wires, swings and scramble nets, as well as treetop trails and rope courses.

The Awards pit budding entrepreneurs from universities across the country against each other in the challenge of building a successful business from scratch. The national final saw top teams from the regional finals submit a business plan and an investment proposal, design a trade stand and attend a ‘Dragon’s Den’ style interview, all for the chance to win a spot at the European final. Vanessa and her fellow young entrepreneurs identified a gap in the coffee-saturated hot beverages market for easily accessible and premium quality loose-leaf tea, and set about establishing The Teabox Company in response. The company been trading since December, and is primarily an online shop for tea-loving consumers, although it also offers a B2B service and currently stocks six restaurants in the North West, with plans to expand further.

The park has been designed to be suitable for families, with childfriendly rope courses, off-road pedal go karts, three zip wires and seventeen other challenges to tackle. There is also the “Monkey” tree climbing kit which can be adapted with a variety of harnesses to allow children as young as 6 years old to have a go, while still providing a great challenge for adults. The “Monkeys” are proving very popular with people of all ages and the equipment can also be used for birthday parties, corporate events and team building.

The Teabox Company beat off tough competition from nine other start-up companies at the final stage of the competition, also winning Best Trade Stand at the event, which was held at One Canada Square in Canary Wharf, London. The team will now go on to compete in the European finals of the competition in Liege, Belgium in July.

KATIE MELUA BECOMES JOINT PATRON OF MANX CANCER HELP FOLLOWING SUCCESSFUL 30TH ANNIVERSARY BALL Katie Melua has become joint Patron of Manx Cancer Help alongside her husband James Toseland as the Island charity celebrates its 30th anniversary. The internationally-renowned singer/songwriter, famous for such hits as The Closest Thing to Crazy and Nine Million Bicycles, offered the charity her support after attending the Manx Cancer Help Ball on May 11 with husband James, the two-time Superbike World Champion, in his capacity as Patron. The ball, jointly sponsored by SMP Partners and Kleinwort Benson, included musical performances from local acts The Waltons, Coral Amphlett, Mike Corkill and 3 Million, and a surprise appearance on the piano by former Island resident James.

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FELL RUNNERS SMASH RACE THE SUN RECORD A team of some of the best fell runners from the UK and Isle of Man smashed the course record in The Children’s Centre’s Race The Sun relay on Saturday (May 18). The event – organised by the Island’s leading charity for families and children and sponsored by Mann Made Group - involves teams running a clockwise lap of the Island’s Raad ny Foillan 98 mile coastal footpath starting and finishing in Peel. There are 10 legs of the relay with teams allowed a maximum of 10 runners. Manxman Lloyd Taggart led an eight-man team which clocked 10h 14m 54s easily beating the previous record of 11h 37m 50s set by a team representing The Children’s Centre in the 2010 race.

CROSSROADS BIG 25 PRIZE DRAW Crossroads Care is excited to announce that tickets are now available for their Big 25 Prize Draw, to win a private chartered aircraft return flight for the winner and up to 18 friends to a destination of their choosing within 45 minutes of the Isle of Man! The Prize Draw itself will take place at Crossroads Care’s 25th Anniversary Silver Masked Ball, being held at King Williams’ College on 19th October 2013. First prize in the draw will be managed by Citywing, and there is also the chance to win cash prizes of £2,000 and £1,000! For more information on the Big 25 Prize Draw and how you can be involved, please contact Karen Harris at the Isle of Man Carers Centre on 673103 or mail@crossroadsiom.org

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Within the local communities we are wellknown for our outdoor philosophy. Our eco/forest school trained staff encourage the children to play outdoors as much as possible, whether it be in our gardens, or trips out on our Bumble Buses. We view our Island as an extension to the classroom and feel children learn best when they are The designs involved a free to explore and investigate. Gruffalo Cave to a tranquil six foot The Beehive has one of the Largest outdoor areas on the Island for children’s outdoor play and exploration. Children and staff worked hard to develop and design a fabulous outdoor area that stimulates all areas of a child’s development.

willow story-time dome surrounded by wild meadow,a tree house, slide, a climbing wall, a miniture TT course and a viking lonboat sandpit. Endless fun is created at our water station including a water wall, pumps and gullies.


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Zumba We also take a group out on a weekly basis to join in a Zumba class led by a qualified instructor. it is a specially created class packed with easy to learn routines and all the music children love. Our children love to shake, wiggle and have a laugh with their friends. It increases focus and self-confidence, boosting metabolism and enhancing co-ordination

Football Every week we take our Pre-School children to a local football pitch to help fine tune their physical development in line with the Early years Foundation Stage. Invaluable Social Skills like listening, sharing, taking turns and teamwork are developed through a range of team games and skill sessions.

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3,690,000

Number of medals won by British athletes in the 1984 Olympic Games, held in Los Angeles. Among the five gold medallists for Great Britain were Tessa Sanderson in javelin, Daley Thompson in decathlon and Sebastian Coe in the 1,500 metres.

Number of copies of ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas?’ by Band Aid bought in 1984. As well as being the most bought song of the 1980’s, this charity chart-topperis the second biggest selling single EVER in the UK, just behind Elton John’s Candle In The Wind (4.9 million).

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15 37,182 The average price of a house in Britain in 1984 was £37,182 – a mere fraction of the house prices we seem to see splashed across estate agency windows today (cue mass Island-wide grumblings of “In my day…”).

His Royal Highness Prince Henry Charles Albert David of Wales (otherwise known as Prince Harry) was born on 15th September 1984 while, earlier that year on 15th April, the country said goodbye to comedian Tommy Cooper as he suffered a heart attack, and died, on live television.

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The age of much-loved comedian Eric Morecambe when he died of a heart attack on 29th May 1984, at the end of a charity show he gave at his friend Stan Stennett’s Tewkesbury theatre.

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A gallon of petrol in 1984 cost the princely sum of £1.83. Maybe this is another one up for comment from the ‘In My Day’ Brigade? They may well have a point though, prices just ain’t what they used to be!

Number of years the Great British pound note lasted before being taken out of circulation at the end of 1984. In standard fashion, the public (and then Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher) were loath to change and welcomed the coin lukewarmly into its reluctant arms – although, manufacturers of ticket and vending machines were apparently pretty keen on the idea…

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On 20th June, it was announced that O-Level and CSE exams were to be replaced with GCSEs. While, at the time, Education Secretary Sir Keith Joseph said the new scheme would ‘be tougher, but clearer and fairer’, GCSEs have come under fire in recent years for being too easy. I have to say I agree; after all, in my day…

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SNORING

“Laugh and the world laughs with you – Snore and you sleep alone” rings true with many snorers and their long-suffering partners.

As Jenny Foy, Business Development Manager at Genius Sleep Clinic says: “It is very rare for a snorer to decide to book an appointment to see us unprompted. Almost always they are nagged into it by their sleep partner who has had enough of sleepless nights and/or sleeping in the spare room.”

CPAP treatment involves wearing a mask whilst you sleep which allows room air to be pumped into your nose at a slight pressure to keep the throat open and prevent the blockage which causes snoring and sleep apnoea episodes. Anyone who thinks they, or their partner, may have sleep apnoea or excessive snoring is invited to complete a free questionnaire on the Genius website at www.genius.im and make an appointment to see us in Douglas – or come and see us at the Royal Manx and Southern Shows!

The frustration felt by partners is easy to understand and they have our sympathy but when the snorer is waking up from 9 hours’ sleep and still feeling tired there may be something more sinister going on, like sleep apnoea. Mark McEnroe, Genius’ Clinical Physiologist, has 18 years’ experience of sleep medicine and he explains that sleep apnoea occurs when a person briefly stops breathing during their sleep. Some people experience sleep apnoea when they have a typical cold with a stuffy nose and runny nose and their bed partners may complain that they are snoring. Unfortunately for others the situation is much worse and they can stop breathing for up to a minute at a time – sometimes for up to 30 times an hour. Some people are prone to sleep apnoea because of the physical features of their mouth and airway. Consultant ENT Surgeon, Mr. Richard Hogg, is able to examine patients and offer surgery to improve the airway if this is found to be the problem. As he said, “there are many things that can increase the risk of snoring and sleep apnoea and some I am sure you will be aware of, such as drinking alcohol at night, getting older, increased weight or sleeping on your back but there are other factors too such as having enlarged tonsils or a small or recessed jaw.” UK Government research found that as many as 4% of middle-aged men and 2% of middle-aged women in the UK may have some form of sleep apnoea. Director Nathan Bloch explains that Genius Sleep Clinic is the only private clinic on the Isle of Man to be able to provide prescriptions for Constant Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) therapy to people with symptoms of sleep apnoea, here and on our neighbouring Islands.

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DYSTOPIAN FILM

When George Orwell published 1984 back in 1949, his novel was lauded as a terrifying portrait of a totalitarian world ruled by a malevolent faceless government, whose citizens lived bleak existences stifled by rules, bureaucracy, paranoia and surveillance.

In the years that have passed since its publication, we’ve come to appreciate the prophetic nature of 1984 and many a dystopian novel and movie have followed in its footsteps, accurately predicting political, cultural or technological changes to the world we live in. So, has the nightmare world that Orwell predicted finally caught up with us? Take a look at some of these and decide for yourself…

CCTV / SURVEILLANCE – 1984 There’s a brilliantly illustrative (but sadly, doctored) photo doing the rounds online at the moment of George Orwell’s former home with its English Heritage blue plaque fixed to the wall, a few inches from which is a camera mounted to a post and a sign reading ’24 Hour CCTV in Operation.’ The photo may be a fake, but the reality isn’t so far detached from that, with a newspaper reporting a few years back that Orwell’s house has 32 CCTV cameras within 200 yards of it. Surveillance and its dehumanising effects were a prominent theme in 1984, with its world’s inhabitants surrounded by hidden microphones and ‘two-way telescreens’

in their homes and places of work. It’s no secret that the modern world is one in which practically our every move is viewed and recorded, with a staggering 4.2 million CCTV cameras in the UK alone. That’s one for every 14 people. In the US, Homeland Security monitors social media for subversive buzzwords and a British tourist was arrested for Tweeting the words ‘destroy America’ in 2012. The increasing amount of personal information we put online and the huge amounts of time we spend on the Internet means that the chances are you’re sat next to one of Orwell’s two-way telescreens right now.

AUTONOMOUS KILLING MACHINES – THE TERMINATOR On many levels James Cameron’s Terminator films were completely preposterous – as a rule, more so as the series progressed. However, in those flashback/forward scenes of a post-apocalyptic America torn apart by a nuclear winter, we see flying robots called ‘Hunter Killers’ doing just that: hunting, killing, with big old laser cannons its weapon of choice, picking off any humans it can find. We may not be quite there just yet, but with remotelypiloted drones playing a huge role in America’s ‘War on Terror’, particularly in Pakistan and Afghanistan, a whole ethical can of worms has been opened; is there any honour in combat for a drone pilot 7,500 miles away from the battlefield? If soldiers are increasingly being taken out of the equation and conflicts are being fought between dots on a screen, is the ‘horror of war’ deterrent redundant? Worryingly, the next logical step in the evolution of drone technology seems to be the implementation of AI technology. The US recently tested the X-47B, an unmanned aircraft which, once operational, will be able to carry out preprogrammed missions at the click of a button. If that’s not a scary development, what is?

GLOBALISATION – 1984 In 1984, the world is divided into three states: Oceania, covering North and South America, Britain and Southern Africa; Eurasia, comprised of continental Europe and Russian; East Asia – Japan, Korea and China; the Disputed Zone, covering North Africa, the Middle East and India. The exact world map that Orwell envisioned might not be 100% accurate, but the fact that the world has become increasingly connected is undisputable. Due to cheap air

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travel, global media and the Internet, the world in 2012 seems a much smaller place than it did back when Orwell was penning 1984. With China emerging as the next dominant superpower, relations between Europe and the US becoming increasingly strained, and the Middle East in as much political turmoil as ever – the title ‘disputed’ is certainly apt – Orwell might just have been on to something.

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CYBORG TECHNOLOGY – ROBOCOP The idea of cybernetic organisms is one that has fascinated us throughout the industrial and technological ages, and provided a platform for many a writer to explore ethical and philosophical questions: what does it mean to be human? Where does the line between artificial and organic fall? At what point does our reliance on technology spill over into over-dependence? The likes of Robocop, Terminator and many more pose these questions but even their writers surely couldn’t have anticipated the speed at which cyborg technology would advance. We’re at a point now where

breakthroughs in neuroscience and engineering have resulted in successful tests on mechanical prosthetic limbs controlled by the power of the mind, in subjects whose brains have been wired up to electrodes. Scientists are working on artificial eyes containing cameras that can relay images back to the brain. Google are about to launch Google Glass, a pair of spectacles that present the world as augmented reality, with users able to access the web with a flick of the head. Give it ten years and I reckon centeniers will have been replaced with Robocops.

PREEMPTIVE CRIME DETECTION – MINORITY REPORT Sci-fi author Philip K Dick was a master when it came to weaving tales involving authoritarian governments, conspiracy, suspicion and paranoia, and his 1956 short story – later turned into the blockbuster movie by Steven Spielberg – was a perfect example. In it, psychic law enforcers are able to foresee the future and prevent crimes before they’ve happened. The story throws up questions about free will, determinism and governmental control, and has become all the more pertinent in a post 9/11-world in which increased governmental powers have allowed suspected terrorists to be detained without trial or legal counsel on the most spurious of evidence, and in which our online activity is monitored (see ‘Surveillance’) to spot subversive language. In 2007 IBM in fact worked with Memphis Police Department to create predictive software to identify and analyse geographical trends and forecast potential crime hotspots. More recently, Professor Richard Berk of the University of Pennsylvania has developed crime prediction software using algorithms to determine which recently released prisoners are most likely to commit murder and therefore require a close eye to kept on them. It’s already being used in Maryland and Pennsylvania and is soon to be implemented in Washington. If it’s prone to error, that could cause all sorts of problems, surely?

MEMORY IMPLANTS – TOTAL RECALL In his short story We Can Remember It For You Wholesale, Philip K Dick once again showed his ability for spookily accurate predictions. The story was the basis for the Arnie-fronted sci-fi thriller Total Recall, in which artificial memories can be implanted into people’s minds. In 2011 the first steps towards making this a reality were taken with the publication of a study by Theodore Berger of the University of Southern California, in which a microchip implanted into a rat’s brain was able to successfully mimic the hippocampus, the area of the brain responsible for storing long-term memory. By recording the patterns of brain activity present during the simple BECAUSE QUALITY MATTERS

task of pressing a lever to dispense water from a feeder, and replicating them in the microchip, Berger’s team were able to demonstrate that rats were able to encode memory of the activity in the chip even when the area of their brain responsible for memory had been blocked with drugs. With advances in neuroscience making it possible to record and use electrical patterns in the brain involved with more complex tasks like controlling mechanical limbs (see ‘Cyborgs’), it seems that the principal technology is there to one day be able to have activities stored on chips and uploaded directly to your noggin. Want to learn karate in a matter of seconds like Neo in The Matrix? We’re almost there. WORDS | CHRIS BELL ILLUSTRATION | RUSS ATKINSON

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Welcome, dear reader, to Current Affairs, the latest Gallery feature which aims to bring you closer to business. Every month, we’ll give you the chance to pose any number of questions to a representative cross section of the Island’s business sector and on the issues that affect you the most. Ask anything from how to get the most from your tax status or which savings options would suit you best, where to start when setting up a business or how to get involved in contributing to the Island’s economy. This month, we’re pleased to introduce a new set of questions posed entirely by your fellow reader. Shall we begin?

Your chance to pose any number of questions to a representative cross section of the Island’s business sector and on the issues that affect you the most.

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Katherine Ellis,

Director, Boston Limited

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Mark Wilson,

Managing Director, Sleepwell Hotels

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Sandra Cardwell,

Director, EdgewaterAssociates Limited

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Why are so many people registering their aircrafts in the IoM and how does this help the economy?

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In 2003, the Island opened the commercial yacht register and has attracted significant numbers of superyachts as a result. Following the success of the yacht register, the private aircraft register was established in 2007. The aim was to provide a customer focused service for the registration of high quality private and corporate jets and twin turbine-engine helicopters. The only dedicated corporate aircraft register in Europe, the Registry offers high international standards and at the end of April 2013 the 580th aircraft was registered. This helps the local economy by providing hundreds of local jobs across all sectors ranging from the Registry, service providers, lawyers, accountants, bankers through to maintenance and operational staff. The Island has built an ecosystem of expertise which is now internationally respected and relied upon, thereby generating business locally from international clients. Additionally, this is often the first contact a high net worth individual has with the Isle of Man and further business opportunities may subsequently arise, for example wealth structuring, yacht registration, relocation etc. Industry events hosted on the Island such as the ICM Aviation Conference also benefit the local economy through the booking of venues, catering, and delegations of attendees flying into the Island and staying in local hotels.

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Sinead O’Connor,

Senior Manager, Advisory, KPMG

For next month’s Current Affairs, we invite you to ask our experts on the topics that matter most. Simply send your questions to editorial@gallery.co.im

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I am a local business owner; how do I protect my profits against the loss of a key member of staff?

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I noticed a lot of local restaurants have been closing lately: do you think there is a future for the restaurant sector in the Isle of Man?

I am in the retail sector; is this new FATCA agreement going to have an impact on my business?

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The absence of an important employee can damage the business in a number of ways. In a moment it could lose key skills, experience and contacts. This is why you should consider taking steps to protect your business now.

We see many Isle of Man eateries change hands and many people are prepared to ‘give it a go’, perhaps to fulfil a burning ambition to own their own restaurant having watched Masterchef for the last few years! In reality, and no matter how good they may be, some restaurants are doomed before they open the doors - even an historical stigma with the location can be a major factor.

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The death, critical illness, or disability of a key member of staff can have a detrimental effect on the performance of a business, in the short term at least, and protecting business owners’ earning capacity should be high on the list of priorities. Typically, key employees will be the senior management or partners, but there is also a case for personnel with fundamental roles in the business.

Key Employee Protection insures against the financial impact of such an event by providing a cash injection to the business if a key employee dies or suffers a critical illness. It can also provide a regular income for the business if the key employee is temporarily disabled and unable to work. The level of insurance can be calculated under different bases, such as multiples of business profits or salaries of the key personnel, and a proportion of the payroll cost, depending upon the type and structure of the business. Such cover won’t stop the unthinkable from happening, but it can make dealing with the financial consequences a little easier.

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The issue is simply one of supply and demand. I hear many times that there is a need for more restaurants, expanded retail, more night life options etc, but the problem has always been the volume of trade needed to first invest in and then maintain these businesses.

Of course, the better run operations have more of a chance and there are a number of established restaurants on the Island that have traded for many years and enjoy a regular and loyal customer base. Ultimately, the only way to ensure there is a thriving and high quality dining scene on the Isle of Man is for the local population to get out there and support it. In effect; use it or lose it!

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FATCA is a piece of US tax legislation designed to force financial institutions around the world to tell the US tax authorities about US citizens who hold money or investments with them. Other jurisdictions have since indicated that they also want to put FATCA style agreements in place so that their tax authorities know where their residents have their financial assets. The proposed FATCA agreements with the US and the UK are unlikely to have a direct impact on a business in the retail sector unless that business is conducting an element of financial services business. For example, if a supermarket was offering banking services then the banking arm of that supermarket would have to comply with FATCA. If a retail business is not offering financial services then the only likely impact on it will be that its bank and any other financial institutions of which it is a customer may ask it for information about its shareholders. This is because the bank has to categorise its corporate customers and, for certain corporates, the bank will have to look through to the underlying shareholders to identify whether they are citizens, or residents, of the US and/or any other country which implements FATCA.

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unwanted pests Have you ever been bothered by unwanted pests in your home? And I don't mean mice or ants. No, the worst kind of pest that can takeover your home are definitely the human kind. Sometimes, with relatives you feel duty-bound to invite them to stay. You just need to batten down the hatches and stock up on as many mind-numbing drugs as you can lay your hands on to get you through it.You may share a gene pool with them, but by the time you've finished sharing your home with them, you will never want to set eyes on them ever again. Oh yes, they may arrive in a flurry of kisses and hugs, but they'll be leaving with you holding a shotgun to their retreating backs.

At first all will be well. Make the most of that first day they arrive (or in my case that first five minutes). Things will then quickly devolve into a master/slave scenario, with your guests making demands that will stretch your nerves and good humour to the limits of human endurance. Your home will suddenly become full of their clutter. You will quickly tire of having to constantly introduce them to everyone you meet. Never, ever, tell them to treat your home like it's their own. They will take over the best seats to watch hours of International Bowls and hold on to the remote like a junkie clutching a stolen prescription pad. It'll be like they've never seen a television set before. Somehow, they will also manage to delete all the shows you've been saving on your planner for weeks, drop biscuit crumbs everywhere and start putting their feet up on your furniture. At this stage you will simply want to punch them until they're unconscious. They will go through your kitchen like locusts, devouring everything in their path, yet never once offering to replace any of it. You will come down each morning to a messy kitchen, wet towels everywhere and no milk for your own breakfast. You will lock yourself in the garden shed and play with a band saw and your own fantasies. If they've brought any children with them, just accept that they will be using your walls as a sketch-pad and your sofas as trampolines. Also be prepared for elderly relatives to be hypochondriacs who are fully expecting to die in your house. They will cheerfully tell you that they're "not expecting to make it through the night". Yeah, join the club. They will take malingering to a new level and have you rushing up and down the stairs all day with dainty morsels to tempt their appetite, and various medications and hot water bottles. You will overnight become their full-time carer. The whole house will go into silent lockdown when they listen to the Archers. Magically though, they will recover at the same time every day and practically sprint

downstairs like a teenager to watch their favourite game show. By now, you'll know to just leave the sherry bottle with them. If relatives are an ordeal best avoided, I'm afraid friends are no better. The most annoying thing is when you realise you no longer have much, if anything, in common with them. So now you have to suffer the double agony of dancing attendance on people you haven't seen in ages and whom you don't even like anymore! This can be hell. They will have developed strange food allergies and have high expectations that you will cater to their every whim. Somehow they have mistaken your home for the Dorchester. They will also constantly use your telephone for long distance calls to other potential suckers to put them up as they "pass through". Expect them to commandeer your computer for hours as well, usually looking at the kind of thing that will result in your eventual arrest as part of a police sting operation. I also hate it when the first thing they tell you after not having seen you for 10 years is that they're on anti-depressants and just want a quiet time. They will then spend most of their time morosely struggling with a 5,000 piece jigsaw of a brick wall. I especially hate it when I have to put up with couples who want to use their time in my home to rekindle their sex life. Why do they do this? Even if I place them in a room as far away as possible from mine, I can still hear them going at it like two walruses fighting over a penguin. Even worse is the couple who are heading for splitsville. They will choose your home to unleash their mutual venom and anger and the resulting tension will be unbearable. Eventually you will just want to throw yourself down the stairs in the hope that you can get some respite in a hospital bed. But I reserve my deepest hatred for the con-artists who, as they are about to leave, turn around with a big smile and say that they've enjoyed your hospitality so much they've changed their flight, just so they can prolong their torture of you for another week... Wo rds | Barbara McCudden want to rant? get in touch contribute@gallery.co.im

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THE BOATYARD OPENING RECEPTION - The Quay, Peel

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CHARITY QUIZ - The Outback, Douglas

Bernadette Dempsey and Hayley Phillips are trekking Mount Kilimanjaro, in October 2014. They will face trekking several hours a day, for 7 days, carrying 15kg of weight on their backs. Due to the tough task ahead they have already begun training. All of their hard work is to raise proceeds for Rebecca House Children’s Hospice. They have seen paparazzi@gallery.co.im first hand the support they provide, not only

to the children but to the families who are also affected. Their first fund raising event was a charity quiz which was held at The Outback on Monday, 29th April. Local businesses donated raffle prizes, which included a mobile phone from Sure and a night at the Regency Hotel.

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on 26th July, to keep up with all events please like their Facebook page ‘Bernie & Hayley trek Mount Kilimanjaro’ If you are feeling generous and would like to support this physical challenge for such a worthy cause please visit their Just giving Page - http://www.justgiving.com/HayleyPhillipsBernie-Dempsey

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CULTURE VULTURE 16.06.13 - 29.06.13

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Manannan festival

THE RESTORATION & FATE OF ILLIAM DHONE

VICTORIAN EXTRAVAGANZA

// Erin Arts Centre - Port Erin// Now in its 39th year, the Annual International Music Festival. Tel: 832662 www.erinartscentre.com

15.06.13 Ben-my-chree round the island // sea terminal// Ben-my-Chree Round the Island trip. Departing Douglas at 19:00 lasting four hours. Price includes a main meal, a drink ( non- alcoholic ) and ice cream. The vessel is not licenced to sell alcohol while it is in Manx Waters. However, passengers are welcome to bring their own to enjoy with their meal.

Tickets £10 from the Manx Museum shop. Starts 19.30. Tel: 648000 www.manxnationalheritage.im

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15-16.06.13 HIDDEN GARDENS OF CASTLETOWN

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brass band concert

Hidden gardens of Castletown. From 1pm to 5pm. Admission by programme available from various shops in Castletown or the gardens on the day.

// villa marina// Douglas Town Band in concert. 3pm Tel: 823443

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dad’s day out

A magnificent celebration on the unique, Victorian Manx Electric Railway. A number of interesting Victorian personalities will be in attendance in all of their Victorian finery and Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson will be visiting to investigate. Laxey Fair will also be on the 29th. Half price travel for those in Victorian attire.

The Restoration and the fate of Illiam Dhone with Professor Ronald Hutton.

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John Miller Nicholson recording his world with a camera // house of manannan//

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Treat Dad to a great day out with a special tour of the steam railway workshops.

Visiting the Island’s best-preserved purpose-built Civil War fortification, Kerroogarroo. Park on A17 St Judes crossroads at SC403972, wear sensible outdoor footwear. Tickets £6 from Manx Museum shop.

An illustrated talk by Yvonne Cresswell MNH Curator of Social History, discover more about John Miller Nicholson’s photography and camera technique as part of his artistic works and vision. 10.30am. Tickets £8 from the House of Manannan.

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14.06.13 - 30.06.13 GARDENS: A MIXED EXHIBITION OF WORK BY MARG HEWSON & FRIENDS //sayle gallery - douglas// The latest exhibition at the Sayle Gallery promises to be a ray of sunshine after the rain, wind and snow of recent months, with a wide variety of work on the theme of ‘Gardens’. Marg Hewson has put together contributions from over twenty of her friends and fellow artists, including paintings, photographs, sculptures and pots, and even specially constructed garden furniture. “Some of the contributors regularly exhibit in galleries around the Island,” says Marg, “but I was particularly keen to include others who are equally talented, but a bit more shy about putting their work on show. So you’ll find paintings by Catherine James, Nancy Corkish and David Byrne alongside wildlife photographs by Chris Ollett, quilts from Mary Butt and stunning flower arrangements.” There is a ‘garden party’ feel about the exhibition with Hazel Walsh’s related installation and ‘Wearable Art’ hats by Sarah Hendy, as well as bird baths and toadstools, and even garden gnomes. Tel: 674557

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Unlocking secret encounters in Castle Rushen

lab·y·rinth a complicated irregular network of passages or paths in which it is difficult to find one’s way

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or just two days in July we invite you to unlock the secret stories and encounters FROM Castle Rushen’s past. Introducing Labyrinth, a new promenade performance and experience never before seen at Castle Rushen. You will embark upon an immersive and fast-paced journey within the keep of Castle Rushen. Led through irregular passageways and around the spiral staircases to different rooms and spaces you will find your senses and emotions stirred and bewildered as you experience encounters based on historic tales of Castle Rushen.

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It involves walking up and down spiral staircases, confined spaces and low lighting levels and is an active and fast-moving experience. Ticketholders should arrive promptly at the drawbridge entrance to the Castle keep. Tickets are £10 per adult and £5 for ages 11 – 18 years. Tickets are on sale now from the Manx Museum Gallery Shop, Castle Rushen and www.manxnationalheritage.im. Places are limited.

With a small group of audience members you will be taken back to the Castle’s very beginning and will be led on a Labyrinth of stories in which you will intervene, taking a meaning from the person, place, story or object which you have just encountered.

Labyrinth has been created by a team at Manx National Heritage in conjunction with leading UK museum theatre professionals Dr Anna Farthing and Chris Cade and a new on-Island theatre group Isle of Man History in Action. Dr Anna Farthing is an award winning creator of drama in live and recorded media, with a special interest in creating original material from historical themes. Freelance actor and storyteller Chris Cade undertakes bespoke educational theatre projects and has worked with Isle of Man History in Action to develop the performance.

The performances will take place on Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st July. There are seven departure times:

Labyrinth is part of five days of new and exciting events called ‘Castle Rushen Unlocked’.

10am | 11am | 12pm | 2pm | 3pm | 4pm | (6pm on Saturday only)

Find out more at www.manxnationalheritage.im

This is not a guided tour, ghost tour or play; it is a theatrical production where the Castle itself is the stage.

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FILM REVIEW

FILM REVIEW UP&COMING words | Jonathon Holloway

Director of the month

Milos Forman Czech born American Milos Forman is featured as this month’s director as his 1984 film ‘Amadeus’ not only won the Oscar for Best Picture, but he also won for Best Director as well as a host of other awards including a prestigious Cesar Award. Forman began his career as one of the most important filmmakers during the Czechoslovak New Wave during the 1960s, in particular with his film ‘Fireman’s Ball’ (1967). Although the film was a relatively simple comedy, the film was viewed as a satire of Eastern European Communism and was banned in Czechoslovakia for many years as a result of the Soviet regime. Forman moved to the United States in the late sixties, continuing his film career but it was with his 1975 film, ‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest’ with which he broke into the mainstream. The film, starring Jack Nicholson, is one of only three to have ever won the ‘Big Five’ at the Oscars, which includes Best Picture, Director, Screenplay, Actor & Actress. Forman is known for being selective in his material, meaning that many times during his career he has gone up to seven years without making a film. This selective attitude is emphasised when he decided to follow up his Oscar success by producing an adaption of the Broadway rock opera, ‘Hair’ (1979). Five years later Forman directed ‘Amadeus’, his masterful Mozart biopic told from the perspective of Antonio Salieri. ‘Amadeus’ was Forman’s second foray into Oscar domination, accumulating a total of eight Oscars, and is currently the last film to have been nominated twice for Best Leading Actor, Tom Hulce for his portrayal of Mozart, and F. Murray Abraham as Salieri (which he went on to win). Since then Forman has directed films such as ‘The People Vs. Larry Flynt’ (1996), and ‘Man on the Moon’ (1999), starring Jim Carey. Forman remains selective to this day, his last film being released in 2009, but remains a highly respected, established and influential film maker.

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Amadeus was the film of the year in 1984, sweeping the 57th Academy Awards by winning a total of 8 Oscars. These included Best Picture, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Actor for F. Murray Abraham for his portrayal of composer Antonio Salieri. Based upon the stage play of the same name, Amadeus tells the story of Mozart during his time in 18th century Vienna, told through flash back by his musical rival Salieri (Abraham) who is now confined to an insane asylum. Content as a well respected and prosperous court composer for Holy Roman Emperor Joseph II and a member of the cultural elite of Vienna, Salieri’s world is turned upside down with the arrival of musical prodigy Mozart, who’s genius is matched only by his lewd and abrasive personality.

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Oblivion

TBC Dir. Joseph Kosinski. Starring: Tom Cruise & Morgan Freeman. In the year 2073 Earth has been nearly destroyed after a devastating alien invasion. Society exists in floating cities miles above the earth, and a massive operation has been undertaken to extract Earth’s last remaining resources. Tom Cruise stars as Jack Harper, a former marine commander who has been sent to the surface to repair the drones harvesting the resources, but when he encounters a young female stranger, his view of the war, and the society he lives in, changes forever. The film is based upon the graphic novel originally written by director Joseph Kosinski.

Evil Dead

18 Dir. Fede Alvarez. Starring: Jane Levy & Shiloh Fernandez. A remake of Sam Raimi’s critically acclaimed 1981 cult horror classic, it is the fifth instalment of ‘The Evil Dead’ franchise and the first to not be directed by Sam Raimi or star Bruce Campbell. Five friends travel to a remote cabin where they discover the Book of the Dead, and mistakenly unleash an evil demon lying dormant in the nearby woods. The demon begins to possess each of the high schoolers until only one is left to fight for survival.

Iron Man 3

TBC Dir. Shane Black. Starring: Robert Downey Jr, Gwyneth Paltrow, Guy Pearce and Ben Kingsley. Tony Stark’s world is torn apart when he is targeted by the fearsome terrorist called the Mandarin. Stark dons the suit once more on a quest of retribution and to find out what it really means to be Iron Man. The first Marvel release since The Avengers took the world by storm last summer, the film has been asked to be thought of as less a sequel to Iron Man 2, but more a spin-off of The Avengers. While this is most likely a marketing ploy to capitalise on The Avengers huge global financial success, the Marvel film series are rumoured to be taking a fresh approach in order to combat the planned D.C comics franchise reboot spearheaded by the upcoming Superman flick ‘Man of Steel’.

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TBC Dir. Malcolm Lee. Starring: Charlie Sheen, Lindsay Lohan & Ashley Tisdale. Happily married Dan & Jody bring back their first born daughter back from the hospital when they begin to experience strange goings on. Soon bizarre activities follow Dan to his job as an Ape researcher and Jody as a Ballet Dancer. With the help of some cameras and “certified” experts, they begin to realise they are being stalked by a nefarious demon. The first film in the franchise not to feature Anna Faris as Cindy, parodies in this title will include Paranormal Activity, Black Swan, Inception and The Hunger Games.

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Ghostbusters

Based upon the seminal 1949 novel of the same name written by George Orwell, the film tells the story of Winston Smith (played by John Hurt), who lives in a post-war Britain which is ruled by a totalitarian police state headed by the omnipresent Big Brother. Winston lives as a small-time bureaucrat in the decaying and squalid conditions of future London. Living in a world where his every move is captured on hidden cameras and microphones, he harbours a secret hatred for Big Brother which drives him into a self-imposed exile, afraid of the fatal punishment for “thoughtcrime”. His life is changed forever when he meets fellow rebel Julia, who harbours similar thoughts, and they begin a secret love affair in defiance of the party.

Ghostbusters takes the laurel of being the most popular film during 1984, grossing over $230 million in the U.S alone, or $530 million in today’s money. The film stars Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd & Harold Ramis as three parapsychology professors who start their own ghost removal service after they are fired from Columbia University. After a few rag-tag missions they soon encounter the infamous Gozer, a shape-shifting god of destruction. This hugely popular culture phenomenon launched a long running franchise including, a sequel, video games, comics as well as a long-running animated series.

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A REVOLUTIONARY YEAR FOR POP CULTURE (SO I’VE HEARD) AH THE 80’S. WHAT A CRAZY TIME I ASSUME IT WAS. NO INTERNET, MASSIVE MOBILE PHONES AND A STRANGE MALE OBSESSION WITH MAKE-UP. words | Nathanial Eker A year before Marty Mcfly graced our screens in “Back to the future” was the year nineteen eighty four. A good year for films with Amadeus scooping up the Oscars, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom was dominating the box office and Star Trek Three being best forgotten. It’s interesting to look a few of the highlights of the year in terms of pop culture (god forbid I actually write about something serious like events of the year) from the perspective of someone who was exactly minus ten that year. So, I’m going to have a look at five things that came out that year and why I view them as so revolutionary and how they are still relevant today. Band Aid release “Do they Know it’s Christmas”: In a fantastic and cheesy way to raise money for charity, Bob Geldof and co. apparently recorded (for a time) the biggest selling record ever, without even so much as a rehearsal. While this is obviously an incredible achievement, not to mention one of the catchiest Christmas tunes around, when compared to modern Christmas records, it puts a somewhat depressing slant on the age we live in. This was evidentially a time where a group of singers would come together for a good cause and do something great out of the kindness of their own heart, and in the process create a really good song too. It’s upsetting to see that the time-honored traditions of both charity singles and Christmas singles are dwindling having been crushed by the X-factor Christmas record which will inevitably take the most sales each year. While I know this isn’t entirely true as charity lives on through groups like the Military Wives and to be fair, certain bands like Coldplay still release Christmas records. But for me, the whole notion of it is pretty much dead. And in this respect, this is one instance where 1984 beats 2013. 5

The birth of the Famicom - The word Famicom will mean very little to most people, even those who were around in the 80’s. It was Nintendo’s first game console and came out in Japan in 83’. Then it was distributed to all other regions two years later, calling itself the NES (Nintendo Entertainment System.) 84’ acted as a year in between and was the year when Nintendo announced the NES, presenting it in the cleverest way they could have possibly thought of. Instead or marketing it as technology like their competitors, they chose to include a toy robot, “R.O.B” (Robotic operating buddy) with every console. As a result they appealed to children, single handedly brought gaming back into the mainstream after the crash of '83’ and cemented how common marketing of games would be even to this day. This not only shows prowess in marketing tactics by being choosy with audiences, but also brought out many fan favorites that remain a huge part of pop culture today, with culprits including Donkey Kong 3, Ice Climbers and Balloon Man. A revolutionary step for the game industry, to be sure. 4

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Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” gets a worldwide release - how can you not love thriller? No matter what your opinions on the King of Pop, no-one can deny that this is a stellar record, which defined the decade six years before it was over. While it officially came out in 1982

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on the album “Thriller” the legendary music video wasn’t created until a year later and didn’t get a worldwide release for another year, in 1984. The iconic zombie/werewolf video set in stone how to make an incredible music video, using elements in film that we take for granted these days as they are a dime a dozen, but at the time were seriously something new. Not only that, but it made the classic horror monsters cool again, with an interest in horror films with iconic horror series like Friday 13th and Nightmare on Elm St becoming as cool as a brand new 80’s CD player. 2

Ghostbusters- When referring to the 80’s is there really any other film (with the possible exception of the Star Wars films) that has affected pop culture as much as Ghostbusters? It dominated the box office at the time and for good reason. Hilarious writing, fantastic casting and pretty cool 80’s special effects. It has such an impact on pop culture that even today, people are talking about it. Lines are quoted, the music is hummed and above all, the catch phrase “Who you gonna call?” has become as memorable as “I am your father.” You only have to look in your local film store to see the films still selling and even modern console games being made with the original cast showing there is still a defining interest in the franchise that could not even be killed by a mediocre sequel. Oh, and if you really doubt that Ghostbusters still has a place in pop culture with little interest in it, just Google Ghostbusters 3 and you can see how high the demand for a return of the team is. 1

Transformers- I thought to myself, is there really anything so 80’s as Transformers? It was a genius proposal; talking robots that turn into vehicles and sometimes guns. They knew they would appeal to young boys and they knew they would sell a LOT of toys. But I don’t think that the creators could have possibly known to what extent their show about talking robots would effect on pop culture. What relevance does it have today? If you need to ask that, where have you been for the last few years? There has been a huge resurgence in the franchise with three major movies, countless toys and merchandise, not to mention many revival series on TV. It’s an 80’s phenomenon that just exploded, with nothing comparable to it with the possible exception of the Ninja Turtles. Not only did it (and still does) have an incredible economic effect, selling millions worth of merchandise; it also had a dramatic social effect. The movie from '86’ (spoilers) broke many eighties kids hearts by killing Optimus Prime off in a pretty brutal fashion. So in conclusion, 1984 had some pretty awesome pop culture. All of the above still has a massive impact on us today, whether it be because of the marketing, a remake/reboot or because it was something totally new. No-one can deny that any of these weren’t incredible hits at the time and they still leave an impact on society today. Seriously, I challenge you to try and not hear Band Aid at Christmas this year, it just won’t happen. Bottom line is; 1984 was a great year for pop culture; And it just kept on coming after that…

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The bathing beauty contest held in the Isle of Man in the forties and fifties amongst other archive photographs provided the inspiration behind Manx National Heritage’s Vintage Hair event in conjunction with the Isle of Man College held at the iMuseum on Thursday 2 May. Hairspray and Hollywood glamour filled the air as Isle of Man Hair and Beauty students took on their second live styling challenge with Manx National Heritage – to recreate retro hairstyles from the fifties and sixties inspired by photographs and film footage from the iMuseum archives.

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Just some of the looks created on the students models were the Victory Roll, fifties Hollywood glamour, the beehive and pin curls. Make-up and fashions from or inspired by the era completed their looks and they were photographed in a makeshift vintage studio.

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Garish prints of the 1980s are in for this spring and summer, so take a leaf out of ‘Saved By The Bell’ for fashion inspiration. The bolder and brighter the better. Mix retro bomber jackets and playful crop tops with high waisted trousers, adding oversized gold chained statement jewellery or studded shoulder pads (14). Clashing colours are bang on for this trend but if this is too daring for you, tone the look down with denim pieces. Add a lick of fluorescent pink lipstick to finalise your outfit.

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1980s printed clothes are all the rage for you gents this summer, so stand out and go with the boldest you can find. Dip also into the 90s, looking to ‘The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air’ for fashion influence. Lazyoaf.co.uk has a great selection of shirts and Asos.com for snapback caps. Bomber and varsity jackets are perfect to take you into spring, adding a block-coloured gillet for those colder days.

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Blue Eyes Thinking

Join the blue brigade for dazzling eyes. From subtle to statement, Lisa Haynes reveals the right hue for you.

Put down the black eyeliner it’s time to bring on the summertime blues. Veering away from a classic look is never easy, but this season’s palette of sea-inspired blues are pretty persuasive, whether you want to dip a toe in the water or dive right in. If Fashion Week’s backstage looks are anything to go by, blue is officially the new black. From inky navy liner at Mary Katrantzou to embellished aquamarine lids at Christian Dior, there’s a hue and application for everyone. The look may be borrowed from the 1980’s but, reworked with modern techniques, blue eyes can be both striking and subtle.

Eye know best Before you decide how bold you want your blue, the beauty shelves are awash with tempting oceanic shades. If in doubt, let your eye colour lead the way. “Blue is perfect for you if you have brown eyes,” says Rebecca Butterworth, a M.A.C senior artist. “Choose a deep cerulean or navy blue to give your eye colour more depth. “If you have green eyes, choose a brighter blue - more on the teal or turquoise colour family.” It’s only those with blue eyes who need to be wary of drowning out their natural colour.

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“Blue eye make-up actually doesn’t really do much for someone with blue eyes - it tends to swamp the colour that’s naturally there.”

Aquamarine ace Flaunt some true blue bravado with a bold wash of colour over the entire eyelid. Use a highly pigmented creamy eyeshadow to really pack a punch. A blue version of a smoky eye can also look dramatic for after-dark moments. “Use a deep navy kohl pencil and rim the entire eye, top and bottom,” Butterworth suggests. “Blink your eyes together hard a few times to move the pencil around then take a soft eyeshadow brush and blend the pencil up and around the eye to create a modern, smoky look. Buff a bold blue eyeshadow, like M.A.C’s Freshwater, over the top of the pencil.” Remember to keep your lips and cheeks pared right back to let your eyes work the room.

Thin blue line A graphic liner is the modern way to work a pop of colour and not go overboard with blue. “A directional bold eyeliner is an amazing way to add a mega flash of colour, without having to brave coloured eyeshadow,” Draw the eyeliner close to the lashes, starting at the inner corner of the eyelid. A fine line will give discreet colour, while a thicker line will be more dramatic. For a real blink-and-you’ll-miss-it blue moment, sweep inside the lower lash line to achieve an icy stare. If you’re wobbly with the kohl pencil, draw on one of the eye shadow crayon formulations, which are softer and easier to apply. Simply build up the colour for a more extreme look.

Lacquer lashes Banish visions of Bananarama, because coloured mascara has undergone a 2013 revival. A flash of blue will make your eyes pop in an instant. Just like a black mascara, one coat will add a subtle effect, but layering on two to three generous coats will make a fluttering statement.

NARS Duo Eyeshadow in Mad Mad World, £25 (www.narscosmetics.co.uk)

Estee Lauder Pure Color Intense Kajal Eyeliner Duo, £18

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The look may be borrowed from the 1980s but, reworked with modern techniques, blue eyes can be both striking and subtle.

Lush In Charge Eyeliner, £14.50

“Don’t be worried about pulling off blue mascara, as it can brighten your eyes and make them look bigger,” reassures Debbie McDonald, NYX Cosmetics make-up artist. “If you’re wary of full-on blue, start with black mascara and just add a blue mascara to the very tips of the lashes.” As blue itself is a cool colour, opt for a lipstick or gloss in similarly cool shades to avoid a clash.

Christian Dior 5 Couleurs Eyeshadow in Blue Lagoon, £40

Avon SuperShock Gel Eyeliner Pencil in Aqua Pop, £6

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Step straight into monochrome mode, like actress Diane Kruger with her pointed courts. Try Lucy Choi’s Cayla contrast court shoes, £185, from www.danielfootwear.com

Holly Willoughby looks pretty in pink to launch her latest collection for Very. Dress the part in her flattering lace sleeve pencil frock for £59 (www.very.co.uk)

Accessorise your party frock with welldressed fingertips. The tuxedo look works the everlasting black and white craze, as sported by Zooey Deschanel on last year’s Golden Globes red carpet.

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Take a very fine nail art brush and create a figure of eight shape at the base middle of each nail to make a bow tie shape.

Beauty bulletin Crowning glory Almost three quarters of women (73%) consider their hair to be their most important feature. One in 10 even confess they would allocate hair and beauty spend before food shopping, according to the ‘hairsonality’ survey by Bellezo. Almost half of the women questioned felt that wearing hair down increased their pulling power while those who preferred an up-do (22%) said they were less bothered by what others thought.

Beauty blunders Guys are paying the price for looking good... In the metrosexual age, a new survey has revealed the top cosmetic injuries are suffered by men. Tanning, hair-dyeing and waxing top the list of treatments that pose the greatest risk with 20% of men sustaining an injury from UV tanning and 16% from a spray tan treatment, followed by hair-dyeing (12%) and eyebrow waxing (13%), says the survey by personal injury specialists www. first4lawyers.com. Men are four times as likely to sustain an injury from using UV tanning beds than women, and eight times as likely to suffer after a spray tan. Ouch!

Becks appeal The stylists have spoken and revealed David Beckham is top scorer when it comes to inspiring male cuts. A Beckham-esque do is the most popular request for men in the UK with more than half (53%) of salon owners citing the footballer as the top celebrity hair icon. Cheryl Cole topped the female list, with Kate Middleton a close second, according to the report by Salon Services. Rihanna, Jennifer Aniston and The Voice judge Jessie J (before her shaved head) also made it onto the salon owners’ list of inspirational looks for female customers.

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Make a date to come to the 5th Isle of Man Food & Drink Festival on 21st and 22nd September at the Villa Marina Gardens, Douglas Meet the producers featured in the Guide to Isle of Man Food & Drink, taste and buy local produce and enjoy cookery demonstrations including with celebrity guests The Fabulous Baker Brothers. With lots of activities for families and a choice of food to enjoy, have a great day out at this year’s Festival. Tickets cost £5, under 16s free. For more information, go to www.gov.im/defa/food_festival Sponsored by Manx Gas Ltd

More choice of local Manx produce for you to enjoy from July, find it at: Isle of Man Welcome Centre, producers Island-wide and at www.gov.im/defa/food_festival


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April the 13th was an action packed night celebrating the golden age of steam, a hand crafted menu, tremendous entertainment and a perfect Tenor finale.

had a surprise of her own, she slipped away and stunned her guests with a quick change into a little gold number, more stunning than Lana Woods dress in Diamonds are Forever. A hand crafted themed menu was created by Quirkey & his Tickethall chefs that consisted of...

More suave and sophisticated than the secret agent himself! With enough variety to keep M happy. Over fifty specially invited guests came to help Pat celebrate a special birthday - in fact - it was so special that 007 & his arch enemy - Ernest Stavro Blofeld - turned up to check it out. The guests gathered within the Sidings in Castletown, before boarding the fired up locomotive No. 13, Kissack, with its walkthrough saloon carriages bound for The Tickethall restaurant at Douglas station. At 19:00 precisely, the station master’s whistle blew and “all aboard” was shouted. The party was greeted at Castletown station platform by 007 & his famous adversary from Thunderball, Blofeld, they then enjoyed champagne and canapés served by the train’s very own butler, Nigel Sperring. As the party guests disembarked the train, they were piped into dinner by the Ellan Vannin Pipes & Drums. Clad in Manx National Tartan, designed in 1946 by Patricia McQuad, the guests walked down the platform past a cascade of pyrotechnics, stopping briefly to pose for a photo opportunity with two exquisite Aston Martins, parked outside The Tickethall with - of course - Pat’s personalised 007-PAT plates.

PAT’S SURPRISE CHANGE Pat, who already looked stunning in her black gown,

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On arriving at The Tickethall, the party goers were treated to one of the UK’s best cocktail barmen, David Winsworth, who used all his mixology skills to produce some “shaken, but not stirred” cocktails before dinner.

Puff pastry tart with goats cheese & figs Q’s orders Home smoked duck salad with spiced pear & beetroot

HEADS & TAILS 007 tossed the silver and gold coin presented to him in Her Majesty’s Secret Service in a thrilling heads & tails game. One lucky person on each table won a stunning martini glass floral centrepiece. The Tickethall was transformed as a venue into the ultimate 007 film set by Steffan Hoy from Complete Sound Services, with subtle low level lighting and extravagant oversized props and backdrops, in a very unique style! Beautiful illuminated table centre pieces of giant 80cm tall martini glass centres, with exotic floral arrangements, recreating aspects of the Bond films were created by Sue Brew.

The Bond Band for the evening

was the amazing ‘Another Shade of Blue’ five - piece band, a bespoke music talent who performed music from all 21 films, plus some famous incidental music too. What really sets this band apart from other acts was the ability to supply fantastic entertainment whilst blending into the background of the event, allowing them to re-create a full orchestral sound.

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007 announced the tables were open; he was interrupted by his adversary Blowfeld asking, “would the tables take diamonds as bets Mr Bond”. Classic tables of roulette & blackjack guaranteed to keep guests happy for the night.

Just one last surprise for Pat, the band stopped playing, & as if from nowhere ‘Solo Otra Vez’ burst out from the PA. Tenors UnLimited - ‘The Rat Pack of Opera’ fresh from their sell out success that night at the Gaiety Theatre, came to wish Pat happy birthday. They gave a forty-five minute impromptu and very intimate performance. Scott, Paul and Jem, using talents from their previous solo careers in the opera, theatre and recording worlds,

set out to bring their own unique blend of wit, charm and vocal arrangements - along with original compositions to the party. To end the night with pizzazz, 007 said “ You don’t think I enjoyed what we did this evening, do you? What I did tonight was for King and country! You don’t think it gave me any pleasure, do you? ” (Thunderball 1965)

The Tickethall were so pleased and proud to be part of Pat’s special night, and were able to manage the event production and implementation of the 60 – cover space. We are a versatile venue, able to host a wide range of events. For business clients, we host training events, dinners, corporate functions, launches, breakfast meetings, parties, corporate and art exhibitions and presentations. For private clients, we host parties, wedding and civil partnership ceremonies and receptions, and more. A wide variety of styles can be created, especially by creative use of lighting. It can be as corporate and formal as you like, with the decor planned to suit a black-tie event or by the creation of a more businesslike atmosphere. It can be informal too, if that’s your preference. Whatever you want, we can help you plan your perfect event.

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A lot can happen in six years. Back in 2007, Levi Roots was a struggling reggae musician with a small business selling jerk barbecue sauce with little cash to his name. A memorable appearance on Dragons’ Den later, his brand has exploded, with ready meals, drinks, numerous table and cooking sauces and collaborations with the likes of KFC under his belt. The business is now said to be worth around £35 million. Looking for the perfect excuse for some al fresco dining with friends. Try these tasty Levi Roots barbecue recipes for size...

BBQ Recipes by Levi Roots

These recipes are taken from Food For Friends by Levi Roots published by Mitchell Beazley, priced £18.99

Sticky jerk wings with sugared oranges (Serves 4 as a starter or as part of a barbecue spread) 12 chicken wings 2tbsp soft light brown or demerara sugar 2 pipless oranges 5 long, mild red chillies, whole and undamaged

For the jerk marinade: 4 spring onions, green part only, roughly chopped 1 hot red chilli (ideally Scotch bonnet), seeds left in 3cm (1 1/4in) piece of root ginger, cut into chunks 2tbsp thyme leaves

100ml (3 1/2fl oz) cider vinegar 3tbsp honey 2tsp ground allspice 1tsp ground cinnamon 2tbsp olive oil Salt and pepper

Put the marinade ingredients in a blender and whizz until smooth. Alternately, pound the ingredients to a paste using a pestle and mortar. Pour it over the wings, turning them over so they are well coated. Leave to marinate, covered, in the fridge for at least 4 hours, or overnight if more convenient, turning the wings over once or twice. Get a barbecue going until the coals die down to hot grey ash (or preheat an oven to 190ºC/375ºF/gas mark 5). Barbecue or cook the wings, turning them over a few times, until they are cooked through (the juices should run clear when a skewer is pushed into the thickest point) and nicely brown, basting with any leftover jerk marinade (about 15 minutes). While the wings are cooking, sprinkle the sugar on to a plate and cut the oranges into quarters. Dip the cut sides of each piece into the sugar and cook on the barbecue (or in a heavy dry frying pan or under a stovetop grill) for a few minutes until the sugar has caramelised. Keep a close eye on the oranges to prevent them from burning. At the same time, chargrill the chillies. Serve the wings with the caramelised oranges and chargrilled chillies.

Barbecued prawns

(Serves 6)

6tbsp olive oil 3tbsp white wine vinegar 4 garlic cloves, finely chopped

Salt and pepper Small bunch of parsley, finely chopped 24 raw tiger prawns

Lemon or lime wedges, to serve

Mix the oil, vinegar, garlic, seasoning and parsley together. Pull the heads off the prawns and remove the little legs. (You can either discard these trimmings or use them to make fish stock.) With a sharp knife, make a shallow cut down the back of each prawn and, with your finger or a cocktail stick, remove and discard the black vein. Put the tails into the oil and vinegar mixture, cover and leave to marinate in the fridge for about an hour. Meanwhile, if you intend to cook the prawns on wooden skewers, soak these in cold water while the prawns marinate to prevent them from burning on the barbecue. Remove the prawns from their marinade and cook them either on soaked wooden skewers on a very hot barbecue or under a hot grill. Alternatively, cook on a searing griddle pan. In either case, reckon on about 3 minutes each side and baste with the marinade as you go along. Serve with lemon or lime wedges and any of the lovely sauces suggested above.

Barbecue bananas with passion fruit cream

(Serves 8)

8 bananas 300ml (1/2 pint) whipping cream

4 tbsp lemon or orange curd 8 passion fruit

Icing sugar, to taste, plus extra to dust

Set the bananas - in their skins - on the bars of your barbecue, close to medium-hot coals. Leave to cook until the skins are black and the flesh inside feels soft when you pierce it with a skewer. Meanwhile, whip the cream until it holds its shape, then stir in the curd. Halve the passion fruit and scoop out the pulp and seeds with a teaspoon. Strain this, then remove and discard half the seeds. Return the rest to the juice and pulp. Mix half the passion fruit into the cream. Taste to see if you want to add any icing sugar (passion fruit can be very tart so even with the curd you may want to add some more sweetness). When the bananas are cooked, slit them down their length and gently open them up. Spoon some of the cream over the warm flesh and divide the remaining passion fruit pulp between the bananas - it makes the dish look just beautiful. Dust with icing sugar and serve.

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It is incumbent upon us to be ready to take full advantage of the change in weather, especially after such a drought of sunshine.

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So across the Island it is likely that outdoor cooking equipment will be unearthed from the shed the very moment the rays appear.

Here are some top essentials to get things sizzling.

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£20,000 from www.firebox.com If you’re looking for something a little out of the ordinary to entertain your friends, check out this exclusive device. With space for up to 10 people to sit around the low-smoke grill, you can cook up a feast while lounging on a lake - and the BBQ Donut comes with loads of storage under the seats and a parasol too.

Charcoal king - Weber One Touch Premium 57cm Riley’s Garden Centre, Eden Park Despite the multitude of grillers in all shapes and sizes available in shops and online, most of them wish they could be a Weber. This is about the best charcoal barbecue on the market if you want to be taken seriously in the outdoor chef stakes. With a built-in thermometer, wheels, rust-proof vents, lid and bowl, plus a handy ash can on the underside, this is a must-have piece of kit for the summer.

Tools of the trade Barbecue Tool Set Riley’s Garden Centre, Eden Park Please refrain from using your indoor utensils, this dedicated set will perform all your gripping, turning and spiking tasks with ease. Suitable for gas and charcoal barbecues, you’ll have all the essentials you need - and certainly look the part of master griller.

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It is perfectly acceptable to have condiment bottles hanging about at your barbecue but this quirky sauce dispenser is sure to make you stand out from run-of-the-mill outdoor gatherings. All you need to do is fill the cartridges - it comes with two - with your favourite burger sauce, load into the barrel, and fire!

Deep pan - Weber Pizza Oven Riley’s Garden Centre, Eden Park Designed to fit on top of the classy Weber 57cm griller, this accessory will make great pizzas, naan breads, pittas and more without the need for fuel-hungry wood-fired stoves. The stone surface with steel ring and heat shield reaches cooking temperatures of up 450C to give you an even base and topping in less than four minutes.

Heat sensor - iCelsius £44.95 from www.roobix.co.uk There’s nothing worse than underdone chicken wings, so make sure you get everything just right by arming yourself with a thermometer. This isn’t just any old instrument, this iOS-powered accessory syncs to your iPhone or iPad. Together with an app, it gives you a real-time on-screen reading and you can update your friends over social networks. Plus you can set an alarm for when your food reaches a desired temperature - perfect for producing a rare, medium or well-done prime steak.

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NICHE & SIMPLE There’s something fishy going on in the Isle of Man! The Mowat family has just opened a whole new kettle of fish, The Boatyard in Peel. a new addition to their portfolio of destination Island restaurants.

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o strangers to hospitality, the family have previously owned and run restaurants and a hotel in the UK. Visiting the Isle of Man in 2006, Joan and Graham Mowat quickly fell in love with the Island and couldn’t resist the urge to start a new project.

a set of new challenges, not least its position on the TT circuit and in a national glen. After substantial investment in the building, the family wanted to give the restaurant a unique feature, ensuring that the Swiss House was established as a destination restaurant.

Within a matter or weeks, they grasped the reigns at Tanroagan Restaurant. Building on its established reputation amongst seafood lovers, Tanroagan has gone from strengthto-strength, keeping true to its origins as IoM seafood specialists.

The Spanish Josper charcoal oven - the only one on the Island - takes centre stage in the open plan kitchen. The chef can be seen cooking fresh steaks, meats and fish over the flaming hot charcoals, creating palatable, distinctive taste.

The Mowat family business - Tartan Group Limited - is quick to put the success of Tanroagan down to its philosophy: Keeping things both niche and simple.

Diners visiting the Swiss House encounter a completely new interior design, created by commercial and residential designer, Rumana Swinton.

After six successful years on Ridgeway Street, Douglas, and being joined by daughter Laura and their son, Robin, the family set about looking for a new premises for Tanroagan, having all but outgrown its relatively small, popular dining room.

Open six days a week (and for Sunday lunch), the Swiss House has become a much-loved venue for families, foodies and people seeking a relaxed and memorable meal in a charming location.

The lengthy search resulted in Tanroagan remaining in its current location. Instead, the family opened an additional restaurant, Swiss House, Glen Helen, in 2012. The Swiss House arrived on the books with

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In 2013, only a year later, the Mowat family has done it again. The Boatyard Restaurant in Peel has become their third restaurant. Built on the heritage of Tanroagan, the Boatyard innovatively assembles fresh locally sourced seafood and produce, again,

niche and simple. The location could not be better. The restaurant is situated on East Quay with tables overlooking Peel’s beautiful marina, resident fishing boats and the historically rich Peel Castle. Following a complete makeover and interior design - led by favourite designer, Rumana - the Mowat family are proud and excited to be in Peel.

What’s next? Surely, there won’t be another restaurant for a few years… Never say never!

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Fresh Seafood straight off the Local fishing boats & local meat from the Island’s finest butchers prepared daily by head chef Richard Birch & his experienced kitchen team. You don’t get fresher than that. Seasonal À la carte & set lunch menu’s with daily specials on the boards.

OPENING TIMES Lunch served Monday-Friday 12pm-2pm 2 course £15.00

3 course £20.00

Dinner Served Monday-Saturday 6.30pm-9.30pm

Lobsters, Scallops, Queenies, Langoustines, Cod, Brill, Turbot, Plaice, Witch, Ling, Monkfish, Gurnard, Lemon Sole, Dover Sole, Skate, Squid, Kippers, Hake, Seabass, John Dory, Haddock, Pollock & Mussels. Serving freshly baked breads, homemade puddings, ice-creams & chocolates. Freshly ground coffee, speciality tea, wine, cocktails, soft & alcoholic drinks. Family owned, very friendly, professional service in a candle lit restaurant found just off North Quay.

Call 01624 612355 for reservations. Booking essential at weekends.

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Words | Anne Berry | The Wine Cellar

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was not a particularly good vintage in Europe and there are few wines still drinking well. Vintages tend to vary more in cooler climates, which means that in northern Europe there can be much variation from one year to the next. Any wine produced from one year’s harvest is a ‘vintage’ wine, but the weather conditions will determine whether it is a good, indifferent or poor vintage.

vinified and partly aged in oak barrels, resulting in a well structured, fruity wine with vanilla notes. An absolutely superb red is Vallet Freres’ Beaune 1er Cru Les Epenottes 2009. Vallet Freres have been voted ‘Best French Wine Producer of the Year 2012’ and when you taste this wine, you will understand why. Silky smooth, elegant and stylish with flavours of cherries, red berries, spice and vanilla. Well balanced and sophisticated, it is a wine to enjoy with food, and it will continue to improve over the next five years.

Fast forward 25 years and it was a completely different story. 2009 was a good or even great vintage in many parts of Europe with wines that are not only drinking well now, but will keep for many years. Following a cold and wet winter, ground water levels were high, so when hot, dry conditions prevailed in the summer months, threatening drought, which would stress the vines, there was sufficient water available to allow the grapes to ripen successfully. Unusually for Burgundy, it was a vintage to suit production of both red and white, with just the right balance of acidity and tannins to give wines of excellent concentration and finesse. A white worth tasting is Louis Jadot’s Chateau des Jacques Bourgogne Blanc 2009. This is one of the best value white Burgundies on the market. Produced from vines grown on the Chateau des Jacques estate in the very south of Burgundy, like all top white Cote d’Or wines, this is

and pepper. Although it is drinking well now, it can be cellared for at least another 5 years. At £17.45, this is a great alternative if you enjoy Châteauneuf du Pape.

Another French region that really benefited from the near perfect growing conditions in 2009 was Beaujolais, a region often overlooked and underrated. The 2009 wines were full of flavour with more body than in cooler vintages, but good producers were able to keep the wonderful aromatics of the Gamay grape. One example is the Fleurie Domaine des Chaffangeons La Madone 2009. This single estate wine is soft and delicate with aromas of raspberries and cherries. On the palate there are hints of liquorice and spice mingling with the same fruity flavours. Bernard and Jean-Christophe Vallet receiving their award The Rhone has enjoyed some fantastic vintages in recent years and 2009 was no exception. One fine example is Domaine Le Clos des Cazaux’s Vacqueyras, a blend of Syrah and Grenache. Deep in colour it is intense and spicy, mellow and complex, with lots of ripe red and black fruit flavours and touches of liquorice, white chocolate

A lovely wine to enjoy on its own but also a perfect accompaniment to your Sunday roast.

All these wines are in stock at The Wine Cellar. Call in to see these and others from 2009, while stocks last!

The Wine Cellar • Tennis Road • Douglas • IM2 3QW Telephone: 01624 611793 • Email: anne@thewinecellar.im

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Number 4 Farmhill Lane is a superb example of a modern detached executive residence with character, set in over half an acre of beautifully landscaped gardens. The house is finished to the highest of standards with top quality ‘Everest’ double glazing throughout and principle names such as ‘Karndean’ flooring to finish off.

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The property boasts three reception rooms including a 24’ Lounge, Dining Room and Study. This spacious house also has four double bedrooms with fitted wardrobes and a master bedroom enjoying a newly fitted en-suite bathroom. The family bathroom is also newly fitted with a quality ‘Kohler’ white suite. To meet modern family needs, the generous, newly fitted Breakfast Kitchen is finished with cream gloss storage units and complemented by the ‘Earth Stone’ work surfaces and finished to the highest standards. Some of the appliances included in the sale are a ‘Stoves’ combined induction ceramic hob, multi-function three oven ‘Range’ cooker. Additional appliances are a ‘Bosch’ integrated dishwasher and an integrated fridge. The ground floor rooms to the house are completed with a Utility Room which is fully plumbed for a washing machine, tumble dryer and dishwasher.

“A superb example of a modern detached executive residence with character”

The property also benefits from ample storage space throughout, in particular a large storage area adjoining the first floor Cloakroom. Finally, the house has a superb double garage with twin entrance doors and an additional loft storage area. Added to this, a driveway that can accommodate parking for up to six cars, making number 4 Farmhill Lane an excellent choice for the modern family.

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The Story of a Transformation

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magine working three jobs and saving every penny you can, and then seeing an opportunity to get what you’ve been striving for...and for nothing to boot. Jollygood made that dream come true for a lucky Gallery reader this spring, and so our story of a transformation has begun...

Breeshey Jennings bought her ground floor apartment, in an old boarding house conversion in central Douglas, with a view to its potential. Immediately she saw in the high-ceilinged, large-roomed property an opportunity to make it her own. First on the list? A new kitchen. “I’m always being invited to dinner parties and the like, and I’ve never had a good enough set up to be able to repay the favour. It’s been frustrating. Everyone knows the kitchen is the heart of the home, certainly the social heart.”

...They made good suggestions, but they also listened to my desires. When I finally saw the suggested drawings I couldn’t believe it. They exceeded my expectations massively; regarding what I thought was possible. They just...see space in a unique way. With this work, I’m going to get two rooms in my apartment ‘back’! I can’t wait!

“I’d already gone as far as speaking to some companies on the Island,” but Breeshey’s budget restrictions were such that the one drawing she did receive, while it did meet her expectations, still only made use of the existing space. Another company didn’t even bother replying to her enquiry.

And yes, happily Breeshey has been able to leave one of her three jobs!

When she spotted the feature in Gallery’s April Edition for a free £15,000 Jollygood kitchen installation, Breeshey decided she couldn’t let that opportunity slip by. Where the competition asked for photos of the existing kitchen, Breeshey recorded a video tour of her home with full commentary! “I really wanted my entry to stand out.” “On the day they were set to announce the winning entry, there was a party up north that I’d been invited to. All my friends had gone, but I was going nowhere. I sat by my computer, constantly refreshing the Facebook page with fingers crossed. When it finally showed I’d won, it was like a

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dream; surreal.” Since that day it’s been a whirlwind for Breeshey. “I’ve been asking stupid questions all the time, because I want to learn; and they’ve been really good. When they looked at the space they had to work with, they saw only solutions and were clearly really thinking outside the box. They made good suggestions, but they also listened to my desires. When I finally saw the suggested drawings I couldn’t believe it. They exceeded my expectations massively; regarding what I thought was possible. They just...see space in a unique way. With this work, I’m going to get two rooms in my apartment ‘back’! I can’t wait!”

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The best place to find a new place in the Isle of Man FAIRWAYS CRESCENT - MOUNT MURRAY

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This spacious and modern detached house is situated in a pleasant development on a golf course with hotel and leisure facilities, close to the airport and also Douglas. The property comprises a lounge which has double doors to the sun room and an ‘Inglenook’ fireplace with inset gas fire and brick hearth. There is also a family room, large breakfast kitchen with feature brick wall with beam surround and window with views over the garden and access to the sun room, utility room, dining room with doors leading to the patio area, study and four double bedrooms, two of which are en-suite. The master bedroom is a spacious room with four windows providing plenty of natural light. To the front of the property a large pavioured driveway provides parking for four vehicles, the large rear garden is mainly laid to lawn with raised feature stone walls, a paved seating area and patio area. The property also has a double garage with a store room above, which has previously had planning permission for an en-suite one bedroom annexe.

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THE OLD CHAPEL - OAK HILL - PORT SODERICK

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A tastefully converted former chapel set in a delightful rural area of Port Soderick. The Chapel has been extended and well decorated throughout with a generously sized and characterful living room which has Gothic arch features and a staircase to bedroom two. There is also a south facing conservatory providing plenty of natural light, especially enjoyable in the afternoon. The breakfast kitchen has a Gothic window which enjoys rural aspects over the garden and adjacent fields. At the property there are two double bedrooms, the master bedroom has an en-suite and dressing room. The second bedroom has lots of character such as a vaulted ceiling, exposed beams and a stained glass Gothic window. Outside there is a driveway for up to three vehicles, with steps leading down to a courtyard linking into the delightful main garden. The garden has decked terraces and an ornamental pond, positioned next to open fields. There has been previous planning permission to provide access into the second roof space room.


NO 88 QUAY WEST

WATERFRONT LIVING AT ITS VERY BEST Award-winning architecture and interior design combine to create the ultimate city retreat in the heart of the island’s capital. Providing almost 3,000sq.ft. of luxurious accommodation, this stunning duplex penthouse apartment occupies an enviable waterfront location at the heart of the island’s capital and financial centre. With an interior created by one of the world’s leading designers, No 88 features many bespoke details and is furnished to an exceptional standard. Available fully furnished at £1.995 million. Viewing by appointment.

For details and viewing appointments please call:

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Ballameanagh House is a well presented and extended Manx Cottage in a sought after rural and private location. The property sits in approximately 7 acres of paddocks and woodland, currently set up for equestrian purposes with large barn accommodating four stables and fenced manege; a further 5 acres of land are available by separate negotiation. The well-presented accommodation briefly comprises three reception rooms, country style kitchen with range cooker, three double bedrooms (one en-suite) and family bathroom. Externally there is a three car garage/car port and stone barn, suitable for conversion to self-catering holiday accommodation or guest annex (subject to planning permission). Ramsey is only a 10 minute drive away and offers all amenities and services including supermarkets, shops, public houses, post office and schools.

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Grianagh House is a Superior Barn Conversion in one of the Islands best locations, the tranquil and sheltered Neb Valley in St Johns. This property is architect designed to highest construction standards yet retaining the charm of the existing stone buildings in a very private and secure setting. The detached property has a gated courtyard, with beautifully landscaped gardens with a delightful summerhouse or woodstore. There are several designed seating areas to enjoy the views and the gardens. The house consists of five bedrooms, (three with en-suites) and three reception rooms, along with a stunning kitchen. The property benefits from an integral two car garage. There is also an option to purchase adjacent land which comprises of 9.5 acres, including a stable block.


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THE RAMSEY STEAMSHIP COMPANY’S 100 YEAR ANNIVERSARY IS CELEBRATED BY ISLE OF MAN BANK Isle of Man Bank helped The Ramsey Steamship Company celebrate their centennial anniversary in the Island by presenting them with a pewter and crystal platter engraved with the organisation’s logo. To mark the milestone, Isle of Man Bank who are the primary bankers for The Ramsey Steamship Company, presented a platter to the company chairman, Ramsey Cringle, before celebrations continued at a lunch which was also attended by the Managing Director, Tony Kennish. The Ramsey Steamship Company has also commissioned a book for the anniversary which documents the history of the company and the changes of the past 100 years. Ramsey Cringle, Chairman of The Ramsey Steamship Company, commented: ‘The Company has enjoyed a longstanding relationship with Isle of Man Bank and we appreciate them marking this achievement with the presentation of a lovely platter. We want this strong relationship to continue into the future and would like to thank the Bank and its staff for the friendly, helpful service it has provided over the years.’ Mark Dickinson, Relationship Manager at Isle of Man Bank, added: ‘The Ramsey Steamship Company has celebrated a significant milestone and we were delighted to make a small contribution to those celebrations. We have a strong partnership with the team and work with them on a regular basis at the Ramsey branch. We look forward to building on this relationship, hopefully over the next 100 years!’

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ITEX MAKES THE TOP FOUR AT PRESTIGIOUS AWARDS EVENT Itex Channel Islands was selected as a finalist in the Service/ Hosting Provider category at the recent Data Centre Solutions Awards. At the ceremony, held in London on 23 May, the shortlist of 11 companies was whittled down to the last four with Itex being the only Channel Islands organisation to reach the final. The Data Centre Solutions Awards reward the products, projects and services as well as honour companies and teams operating in data centre fields. Their aim is to recognise the achievements of end-users, channel partners and vendors alike. Selections were made initially from a written submission from companies themselves followed by client endorsements and nominations of the shortlisted organisations. The judges then selected the final four and the overall winner. Alyson Hamilton Lacey, Managing Director, Itex (Isle of Man) Ltd was delighted her Channel Islands colleagues made the final stages: “This is the first time Itex has entered a submission for these awards and were pleased to have even reached the shortlist. To have then been announced as one of the last four when we were up against companies with extremely large datacentre facilities all around the country was a real achievement. We have made significant investment in our datacentre facilities and we are seeing an increasing take up of our hosting facilities. We are very proud to have our services recognised in this way.” The Awards took place at the Millennium Gloucester Hotel & Conference Centre in London in front of over 300 guests from across Europe. The Service/Hosting Provider Award was one of 19 categories. The winner in the category was UKFast.

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AKG AWARDS RL360° AN EXTRA APPLEBY STAR FOR SERVICE SCOOPS AWARD AT HFMWEEK EUROPEAN HEDGE FUND SERVICES AWARDS 2013 Royal London 360° (RL360°), the international division of the Royal London Group, has been awarded an additional star for service in its latest full AKG report.

AKG Actuaries and Consultants specialise in the provision of ratings, information and market assistance to the financial services industry. The company’s reports are designed to provide advisers the information they need to assess the relative strengths of offshore long term insurers.

As well as retaining its overall AKG rating of B+, RL360°’s efforts in the area of service were acknowledged with an extra star, taking its service rating to four stars. The objective of AKG’s service rating is to assess the quality of an organisation’s service to the intermediary market. Criteria taken into account include: performance in surveys, awards and benchmarking exercises (external and internal), the organisation’s philosophy, service charters, the extent of investments designed to improve service, and feedback from intermediaries. The report acknowledges that RL360° has “created the platform to make service a key part of the enlarged Royal London 360° proposition for the future”. Once again, AKG notes RL360° as a “key component” within the Royal London Group. “Overall, the Royal London 360° operation appears well positioned in terms of its own capital position and strategic direction,” says the report. Director of Marketing Natalie Hall commented: “I am delighted that we’ve been awarded the extra star in recognition of the huge amount of work we have undertaken during the past 12-24 months to improve our customer experience. “We have completely re-engineered our back office and launched a whole host of new online servicing and improved functionality. “That said there is still much we want to do and we are working on a continuous programme of enhancements.”

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Appleby, one of the world’s largest providers of offshore legal, fiduciary and administration services, is pleased to announce that it has been named “Best Offshore Law Firm – Client Service” at the prestigious HFMWeek European Hedge Fund Services Awards 2013, held recently at The Hurlingham Club, London. The HFMWeek European Fund Services Awards serve to recognise the leading hedge fund service providers in Europe that have outperformed their peers through the volatility of the past 12 months. The award categories cover a wide range of sectors including Fund Administration, Advisory, Accountancy and Technology, Legal, Prime Broker, and Distribution platforms. Commenting on the award, Simon Harding, partner and local team leader of Appleby’s Funds and Investment Services practice in the Isle of Man, said: “We are delighted to have been acknowledged by the European hedge fund community for our market-leading advice and service as providers to the hedge fund industry. We pride ourselves on our ability to provide unparalleled legal advice combined with exceptional client service across our core jurisdictions, and this award further reinforces the strength in depth and quality of our dedicated Funds and Investment Services team.” “We have completely re-engineered our back office and launched a whole host of new online servicing and improved functionality. “That said there is still much we want to do and we are working on a continuous programme of enhancements.”

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ISLE OF MAN GRAND CHALLENGE LAUNCHED UNIQUE $25,000 PRIZE ON OFFER FOR ISLE OF MAN ENTREPRENEURS AND ‘VISIONARIES’ Do you have what it takes to be an agent of change? Do you have a viable ‘big idea’ to help solve some of the world’s big challenges? A group of high profile local organisations have joined forces with the prestigious Singularity University, based at NASA’s Research Park in Silicon Valley, to provide an opportunity for the Isle of Man’s technologists, entrepreneurs and leaders of tomorrow to tackle an Isle of Man Grand Challenge. Sponsored by PokerStars, the Isle of Man Grand Challenge requires two inspired individuals to take up the challenge of facilitating the development of advancing technologies and applying them to address one or more of humanity’s grand challenges. They will be rewarded with a place each at Singularity University’s week- long Executive Programme in December 2013. The $25,000 total prize also includes flight and accommodation expenses. Minister for Economic Development John Shimmin MHK commented: ‘I am delighted to be supporting the Isle of Man Grand Challenge which offers an excellent opportunity for two inspirational Isle of Man individuals to develop their ideas and skills. We are also very grateful to PokerStars for making this Grand Challenge possible with their very generous sponsorship. ‘Over the last 30 years the Isle of Man has achieved economic success by Government building close relations with business leaders both locally and internationally to anticipate the future, to find relevant opportunities and then to work together to maximise those opportunities for the good of our whole community. ‘As a result we are now a highly-respected international business centre and enjoy a high quality of life. We cannot rest on our laurels;

NEW TRAINING FACILITIES BOOST FOR INDUSTRY IMPROVED facilities for engineering and construction craft training would provide a boost to both industries, Tim Crookall MHK, Minister for Education and Children, says. The Department of Education and Children will seek Tynwald’s approval to create the facilities at the Isle of Man College of Further and Higher Education. It’s hoped to create a facility for engineering and motor vehicle engineering at the old water treatment works site on Greenfield Road. The space in College vacated by the current engineering department

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we must now look to how we plan for future success for the next generation. I believe our Grand Challenge can greatly assist our efforts. This is an amazing opportunity for two local individuals to meet some of the greatest visionaries in the world and bring back what they learn to the Island. I look forward to hearing their insights.’ Mike Halsall an alumnus of Singularity University, had this message for entrants: ‘You may already have effected change through the use of emerging technologies, or used your entrepreneurial skills to great benefit. You may also be an up and coming inspirational leader with a great vision. ‘Applications are invited that may be just ideas, concepts or fully developed proposals, ranging from complex to mind-bogglingly simple. Focus your submission on the benefits to the Isle of Man as well as global humanity’ Head of Corporate Giving for PokerStars, Sue Hammett said: ‘As a company we exist because of advances in technology and so we are passionate about supporting projects that contribute to education in this field. In the next six years, there will be 2.4 million job openings in STEM fields, so as a responsible business with key skills in this area we believe by providing investment we can contribute to the long term future of the next generation.’ Singularity University is where many of technology’s top thinkers work and exchange ideas with the world’s leading scientists, innovators and philanthropists, charged with finding technological solutions to the world’s great challenges. Participating on the Executive Programme at the Singularity University in California will enable the two winners to keep pace with accelerating change and understand how emerging technologies will impact industry. They will also have the chance to meet top visionaries, and venture capitalists. Applicants need to be classified as ‘Isle of Man Workers’ and ideally based in the Isle of Man. You may choose to submit an application as an individual or as a representative of a group. Details on how to apply for the Isle of Man Grand Challenge are available at www.iomgrandchallenge.com or www.whereyoucan.im/ IOM-Grand-Challenge/Introduction.aspx or can be requested from Dr Ken Milne, Department of Economic Development by email at Ken.Milne@gov.im

would then provide enlarged construction crafts facilities. Training in construction crafts and engineering currently takes place across three sites – at the College in Homefield Road and at Hill’s Meadow and Union Mills. The two satellite buildings, which are not owned by the Department, provide a low-quality learning environment. Teaching is fragmented, with travel to the remote sites necessary and students lacking the facilities that are available at the main College campus. The improvements would allow the College to offer new courses in mechanical engineering and electronics, such as mechatronics, supporting new industry on the Island. The Isle of Man Government’s ‘pink book’ allocates £4.9 million for the development.

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SUPER TIM AT SUPER-YACHT CONFERENCE DOUGLAS, ISLE OF MAN – Moore Stephens Isle of Man, leading providers of multi-sector accountancy, consultancy and wealth management services has been invited to speak at the Gibraltar Superyacht Forum 2013 on Thursday 6 June. Tim Shallcross, marketing supervisor, will be one of the marketing experts on the panel providing insight into brand and image as they apply to the superyacht industry. “This is a great opportunity for the firm and a perfect opportunity also to promote the Isle of Man in other jurisdictions,” said Clive Dixon, senior partner in Moore Stephens Isle of Man, “Tim’s brings handson experience in sales and marketing coupled with what is becoming a broad knowledge of marketing in the superyacht industry - he will be a great asset to the panel, particularly with his insight into the latest digital marketing communications.” In its second year, Gibraltar Superyacht Forum enables delegates to discuss and analyse the state of the industry in panel debates with a special focus on marketing and branding, legal and fiscal issues, brokerage and impact of superyachts in transit through the Strait of Gibraltar. “I’m thrilled to have been invited to speak on the marketing panel – it’s such an honour,” said Tim Shallcross, “The superyacht industry is unique, appealing to a niche market and getting your brand and image right is vital for owners, brokers, captains and designers.”

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TDL WINS MAJOR UK LOGISTICS CONTRACT Trade Distribution Limited, (TDL) one of the Island’s leading logistics providers, has secured a major contract with UK kitchen and bathroom design and manufacturing company, AKW. AKW supplies products for people requiring mobility support to local authorities, housing associations and contractors throughout the UK and counts logistics as central to ensuring a consistent quality customer experience. ‘Securing this contract is not only a coup for TDL,’ said operations director Vic van den Heever, ‘It is also an opportunity to demonstrate our sophisticated parcel delivery system where, in this instance, the service will be provided using a fleet of AKW-branded vehicles that operate out of six UK distribution centres.’ AKW group operations director Bruce Lockton explained: ‘We can now offer a one-to-one service with products being collected from our warehouse and delivered to the customer with minimal intransit handling.’ AKW will benefit from TDL’s planning optimisation system which provides the client with real-time communications and complete visibility of every order in transit. AKW group logistics director Sara Elliott added: ‘With this system, drivers effectively have their own administrative office in their vehicle.’ TDL managing director Steve Pickett said: ‘Although the UK logistics market is highly competitive, we have a culture of high standards and proven service levels, which has contributed greatly in winning this contract. It is particularly pleasing for us, as a Manx company, to continue to build on our success in the UK, by adding a further blue-chip account to our customer portfolio.’

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NEW RELATIONSHIP DIRECTOR FOR LLOYDS TSB LLOYDS TSB is strengthening its Corporate team with the appointment of a new Relationship Director. Justin Snoxell brings with him 25 years’ experience in banking, all with the Lloyds Banking Group. ‘Justin will be responsible for some of our larger and more complex relationships across the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man as well as generating new business opportunities. He has extensive experience within the corporate banking sector and will strengthen the offering we have in this area,’ said Simon Prescott, Head of Corporate, Lloyds TSB Offshore. Mr Snoxell, 42, started his career in retail banking and moved to commercial banking in 1992. During his time with Lloyds Banking Group, he has been Executive Assistant to the Risk Management Director and a Relationship Director in London focussing on providing funding for investors and developers into the UK market. In 2006, he was appointed Regional Head of Property in the south west where he created a new property team and subsequently positions as Head of Property in the South East and Lead Relationship Director in London. His most recent role has been managing a portfolio of corporate property customers in London with lending provided to investors and developers. ‘I am looking forward to using the knowledge and expertise that I have gained through my time working across the UK to benefit the Lloyds TSB Corporate customers in the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man,’ said Mr Snoxell who is married with two children Matthew and Olivia.

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CANACCORD GENUITY WEALTH MANAGEMENT APPOINTS NEW BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

COUNCILLOR CAROL MALARKEY ELECTED MAYOR OF DOUGLAS

CANACCORD Genuity Wealth Management (formerly Collins Stewart Wealth Management) has appointed Richard Burden as business development manager, focusing specifically on the Middle East.

Members of the Council voted unanimously to elect Councillor Malarkey to the office of Mayor at a statutory public Council meeting held on Wednesday May 8th 2013 in the council chamber of Douglas Town Hall.

Based in the Isle of Man, Mr Burden will work with key intermediaries and introducers in the Middle East, promoting Canaccord Genuity’s wealth and fund management services. He has 15 years business development experience and has held a number of senior sales positions in the UK, Isle of Man and Middle East, including six years as Regional Sales Manager for Friends Provident International and two years in Saudi Arabia setting up a Bancassurance relationship.

Councillor Carol Elizabeth Malarkey has been elected Mayor of Douglas for the 20132014 municipal year.

Proposer Councillor Stephen Pitts praised Councillor Malarkey for her dedication as a much respected member of Douglas Borough Council, especially in her tireless work as chairman of the housing advisory committee. He also highlighted her commitment to raising funds for local causes and in her capacity as a judge on Search for a Star, the fundraising talent contest in aid of Age Isle of Man.

Seconding the proposal Council leader David Christian added that Councillor Malarkey, ‘a secret Bay City Rollers fan’, knew how to play hard and, importantly, how to work hard and took her role as a member “I’m looking forward to being back amongst of Douglas Borough Council very seriously, old contacts in the Middle East and to a compelling combination that augured well forging new relationships throughout the for her year in office as Mayor of Douglas. region,” said Mr Burden. In her installation address the newly Andy Finch, Sales Director for Canaccord installed Mayor said she would fulfil the Genuity Wealth Management, said: “I am role of Mayor of Douglas ‘diligently and delighted to have been able to recruit such energetically’. She continued: ‘Even in these an experienced and high calibre business days where respect seems to be becoming development professional. eroded in all walks of life, the mayoralty of Douglas still deserves the greatest respect “Richard is a valuable addition to and I will treat it accordingly.’ She went the business development team; his on to echo the sentiments of the leader of recruitment demonstrates our commitment the Council when, in his budget speech in to providing clients in the Middle East with January this year, he called for ‘authority access to our award winning array of wealth for authorities’ against the background of management solutions.” central government looking to devolve more services to local government.

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THE World Championship Viking Longboat Races

will celebrate their half century this month

On 15 June, thousands of people will flock to Peel to watch around 700 men and women compete in the famous Royal London 360° sponsored event. Teams of 10 will row from Peel harbour entrance, out into the bay, around a buoy and back into the harbour. Its hard work and the winners are rewarded with £500, those in second place with £250 and third with £150. There are also prizes for the slowest team (they win the wooden spoon), best fancy dress and categories that range from best insurance team to the veterans trophy. It’s this mixture of tradition and fun that makes the races a hugely popular event that dominates Peel for the day. The Longboat Races were formalised 50 years ago after starting as a challenge between the four crews that participated in the Viking Festival. The crew that landed at the beach first had the bragging rights.

Secretary of Peel Viking Longboats Jimmy Lee explained: “It became popular and was moved to the harbour so there was actually a course – from Teare’s steps down the harbour, out to the buoy in the bay and back again. That was in 1963 and the story still continues with one of the participants in the first race still competing this year.

and others just want to have a laugh. For instance, you’ve never seen a team so serious in your life as the Young Farmers!

“The older boats, which had 20 seats, were scrapped during the 1980s, being replaced in 1986 with the present boats and they now have now 10 in a crew.”

“The same people turn up every year, whether they can row or not, because they enjoy it.”

On average 70 teams will compete in the races. “The most we’ve had is 90 in recent years and the least is 67,” said Jimmy. “This year I have sent out approximately 120 to 130 forms. “There are always people disappointed – we get lots of phone calls in the final couple of days and we end up putting people on a waiting list for the following year. There are always people badgering. “But time and tide wait for no man. That’s what stops us, the tide. That tide is the main thing, it limits you to a certain amount of teams. We time it fairly well normally, we’re tying the last boats up and they’re touching the bottom.” So what makes it such a popular event? “It’s a day out, it’s just Boat Race Day,” said Jimmy. “Some people take it extremely seriously

“However my daughter’s team, their main interest is the fancy dress trophy – because you get a case of beer with that! They have been rowing for four or five years now and they still can’t row.

To celebrate 50 years of such a popular event, members of the committee are considering organising an invitational get together later in the year for some longstanding supporters. “We might do something later in the year for some of the older teams, such as the Young Vikings Again,” said Jimmy. “Perhaps something similar to an inter-pub invitational competition.” The World Championship Viking Longboat Races will be held on 15 June in Peel. The event begins at 1.15pm with the prize presentation at approximately 6.30pm. Local charities benefiting from the event are nominated by the first three teams in the Men’s, Ladies’ and Mixed competitions. For further information contact Jimmy Lee on 451992 or jimmylee@manx.net

Some people take it extremely seriously and others just want to have a laugh. For instance, you’ve never seen a team so serious in your life as the Young Farmers!

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g3niu5 Genius. It’s a word that many believe is over used. But when applied to the men and women, the true visionaries, who have helped shape our modern society with life changing inventions, perhaps genius doesn’t even come close? At Royal London 360°, we never pretend to be geniuses. However, we do listen to what you actually want. That’s why we’ve built in simple online fund switching functionality to our new Online Service Centre. It’s not genius – but it is pretty clever!

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Fell runners smash Race The Sun record A team of some of the best fell runners from the UK and Isle of Man smashed the course record in The Children’s Centre’s Race The Sun relay on Saturday (May 18). The event – organised by the Island’s leading charity for families and children and sponsored by Mann Made Group involves teams running a clockwise lap of the Island’s Raad ny Foillan 98 mile coastal footpath starting and finishing in Peel. There are 10 legs of the relay with teams allowed a maximum of 10 runners. Manxman Lloyd Taggart led an eight-man team which clocked 10h 14m 54s easily beating the previous record of 11h 37m 50s set by a team representing The Children’s Centre in the 2010 race. Taggart was joined by Andy Davies, Tom Beasant, Tom Edwards, Rob Little, Pete Hodges, Neil Northrop and Rhys FindlayRobinbson. All the team are elite fell runners drawn from either the Manx Fell Runners club or the Dark Peak and Mercia fell running clubs in England. The team

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was carefully selected to include athletes with orienteering expertise which they used to navigate around a course that was unfamiliar to those team members from offIsland. Taggart says he was confident that the squad would break the record, but even he was surprised by the margin by which it was broken. Another record was broken with ‘Running Sucks’, the second all women’s team to ever enter the race smashed the original all women’s team record by 1 hour 28 minutes, in a total of 15 hours 12 minutes. They were the only all women’s team to enter this year and were sponsored by Creechurch Capital. Race the Sun is so named because the main aim for teams is to complete the course before the sun sets in Peel. Mark Eastham, Adventure Events Fundraising Co-ordinator at The Children’s Centre, congratulated the winners and thanked all of the 27 team that took part, plus sponsors Mann Made Group and the Up & Running store which provided various prizes.

He added: “The weather this year meant that it was more like Race The Rain than Race The Sun, but there were tremendous displays of team spirit throughout the day which just added to the experience. So far this year’s event has raised £8,800, but we expect the total to be more than £10,000 when all the funds have been collected.” A team from AXA Isle of Man won the ‘Golden Shoe’ award as the top fundraisers collecting a total of £1,100. Now in its sixth year the event has raised over £50,000 with money going directly to support vulnerable children and young people in the Isle of Man through The Children’s Centre’s Mobex project. Such is the increasing popularity of Race The Sun that that some teams have already signed up for the 2014 event. Full results can be seen at www.manxtimingsolutions.com

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“The weather this year meant that it was more like Race The Rain than Race The Sun, but there were tremendous displays of team spirit throughout the day which just added to the experience.”

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Charlotte Atkinson

Swimmer has sights fixed on Glasgow 2014 July,” she says. “At the last Island Games in 2011 I set a new Games record in the 400m individual medley, and it would be great to set a new record for the Isle of Man in a different event at this year’s Island Games.” How does being on the Glasgow 2014 Support Programme help you?

Swimmer Charlotte Atkinson has her sights fixed on representing Team Isle of Man at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. She’s already achieved a great deal, as this Athlete Profile shows, but the Games are a key focus for her as the countdown to the next ‘friendly games’ gathers pace. She is benefiting from the Glasgow 2014 Support Programme, funded by the Isle of Man Commonwealth Games Association, which provides competitors with expert advice and support from the Isle of Man Sport Institute. Sporting achievements At the 2012 Isle of Man Bank Sports Awards Charlotte was named Isle of Man Under 21 Sportswoman of the Year and was also delighted to be named one of the first recipients of a Cavendish Scholarship. In 2011 she won two gold, two silver and one bronze medal at the Island Games, and a few months later at the Commonwealth Youth Games she reached four finals with her highest placing being fifth in the 400m Individual Medley. 2012 was a fantastic year for Charlotte as she set 69 new individual Island records, in all strokes except breaststroke. In the same year she

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also achieved No.1 spot in the UK National Short Course rankings for 15-year-old girls in seven different Freestyle and Butterfly events, and seventh in the European Short Course rankings for 15/16 year old girls in 1500m Freestyle. Currently she has 20 top ten National rankings, being No.1 in the short-course rankings in 1500m Freestyle. In June 2012 she competed in the ASA National Championships, which were the second-round Olympic selection trials, and got to meet Olympic star Rebecca Adlington. In March 2013 she competed in the British Gas International Meet which was amazing because it included Olympians, World and European Champions. So far she has achieved consideration times for the Commonwealth Games 2014 in 12 different events. These events are in Freestyle, Butterfly, Backstroke and Individual Medley and range in distance from 50m to 800m. Charlotte has also achieved consideration times for the Island Games 2013 in 15 different events. Target events for Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games Charlotte says: “I enjoy competing in each of the different events, but my main targets would be butterfly, individual medley and freestyle races.” Aims for 2013 “One of my aims for 2013 is to do well at the Island Games being held in Bermuda in

Charlotte says: “I am delighted to be part of the Glasgow 2014 Support Programme, alongside other Manx athletes who are all working towards the same goal – to represent the Island as part of Team Isle of Man. Being on the Support Programme means I have use of all the facilities provided at the Isle of Man Sport Institute. All of the services available are excellent and essential in helping athletes prepare for major events.” The Glasgow 2014 Support Programme, funded by the Isle of Man Commonwealth Games Association, allows competitors aiming to represent the Island at the Games to receive expert advice and support from the Isle of Man Sport Institute. What do the Commonwealth Games mean to you? “It would be brilliant to be part of the Commonwealth Games, especially as many of the big names from the London 2012 Olympics will be competing,” says Charlotte. “I am sure the atmosphere will be electric, and support from the home crowd should be amazing. Taking part in the Commonwealth Games would be the highlight of my swimming career so far, as it is the highest profile event in which Manx athletes can represent the Island. I am particularly excited because the event will be televised, and it will be fantastic for everyone at home to be able to watch our athletes competing. I am sure the opening and closing ceremonies will be brilliant, and it will be wonderful to watch our team parading with the Manx flag. I know the support on the Island will be fantastic, and it would be amazing if Team Isle of Man could bring home some medals. I would like to thank Sport Aid, the Cavendish Scholarship and Gubay Scholarship for Sporting Achievement for their support in helping me achieve my success so far.”

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Turbo and Turbo S added to Porsche 911 range The hottest news from the world of motoring. This week: Turbo and Turbo S added to Porsche 911 range. As if the 911 Carrera S wasn’t fast enough, Porsche has announced details of the Turbo and Turbo S models, ahead of first deliveries in the UK later this year. As with previous iterations the 911 Turbo has four-wheel drive as standard, although the design is new for this 991-series car and includes active rear steering also destined for the 911 GT3. Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC) active anti-roll system is offered for the first time on the 911 Turbo models, and comes as standard on the 911 Turbo S, together with the Sport Chrono Package Plus incorporating dynamic engine mounts, and Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes (PCCB). These are also available as an option on the 911 Turbo. Both the Turbo and Turbo S are powered by a 3.8-litre flat six, with twin turbochargers and direct injection to produce 512bhp in the Turbo and a staggering 552bhp in the Turbo S. Mated to the seven-speed dual clutch PDK gearbox as standard, both the Turbo and Turbo S also have stop/start fitted, which helps both models claim an impressive 29.1mpg combined. Even more incredible are the performance figures. Fitted with the optional Sport Chrono package, the Turbo can accelerate from 0 to 62 mph in 3.2 seconds, faster than the previous 911 Turbo S. Meanwhile, the new 911 Turbo S despatches the sprint to 62mph in just 3.1 seconds. The car’s top speed is 197mph. The new 911 Turbo models are available to order now from Porsche Centres in the UK and Ireland. The Turbo is priced from £118,349 and the Turbo S from £140,852. First right-hand drive deliveries will arrive in September 2013.

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Volkswagen adds Bluemotion to Golf range New to the impressive Volkswagen Golf range is the highly efficient BlueMotion model, offering a claimed fuel economy of 88.3mpg on the combined cycle and CO2 emissions of 85g/km, while retaining the refinement and comfort of the standard car. With its 50-litre fuel tank and 88.3mpg fuel consumption, the new Golf BlueMotion has a theoretical range of 970 miles. Assuming an average annual driving distance of under 10,000 miles, most drivers will only have to refuel 10 times a year, and thanks to band A Vehicle Excise Duty there is no tax to pay. The reduction in the car’s combined fuel consumption has been achieved through lightweight design (including 26kg less weight in the running gear and 37kg less in the body), engine-related modifications and a collection of other measures. These include super low rolling resistance tyres with higher air pressure, longer gear ratios (six-speed manual gearbox), the Stop/Start and battery regeneration systems that are standard in all new Golfs, plus specific aerodynamic modifications. At the heart of the new Golf BlueMotion is a 1.6-litre 110 PS common rail TDI from the new EA288 engine series (producing 5 PS more power than in non-BlueMotion models). The four-cylinder 16-valve unit develops its maximum torque of 250Nm from just 1,500rpm up to 3,000rpm. Prices for the new Golf BlueMotion start at £20,335 (RRP OTR) for the three-door and rise to £20,990 for the five-door, with specification based on that of the standard Golf S - see price list for full details. Volkswagen Retailers are taking orders for the new Golf BlueMotion now, with the first deliveries expected in August.

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Volvo updates entire range for 2014 Six new Volvo models featuring revised styling, additional equipment and reduced CO2 emissions are set to arrive at dealerships nationwide.

High Performance or Premium Sound are now both standard across the entire range (except XC90 ES). Bluetooth is also standard on the same vehicles, which allows for hands-free mobile phone use and music streaming through a compatible device. 2014 model year orders are now being taken, with first customer deliveries expected in July.

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LIKE A ROBOT FROM 1984… THIS MONTH GALLERY IS ALL ABOUT RETRO GADGETS – DEVICES THAT HAVE EITHER BEEN BROUGHT BACK FROM THE GRAVE OR THAT HAVE BEEN GIVEN A MODERN TWIST TO MAKE THEM 21ST CENTURY USER-FRIENDLY.

With technology reaching ridiculous new horizons nowadays, it seems that there’s a growing trend for gadgets that hark to the old school and give us warm, fuzzy memories of 8-bit graphics and ergonomically rubbish control pads. Gallery recommends the following lot…

POLAROID Z2300

Anyone remember when you used to take pictures of stuff, and then you’d put them in a book, called an ‘album’, and occasionally you’d sit with your friends and family and look at the pictures and reminisce? Well, that’s all been ruined by digital cameras and Facebook, as we don’t need real photographs any more do we? Just stick ‘em online and share them with the world and hope you don’t forget your password Well good luck with that sunshine. Me? I’ll be investing in a Polaroid Z2300, a 10 megapixel digital camera which instantly captures, edits and prints photos with ZINK technology, which you can then shake, blow and stick on your fridge just like the old days. Of course you can upload your pics to your ‘puter from it, but I’m a purist, I’ll be printing hard copies only. See you when the Internet breaks. AVAILABLE FOR £169.99 FROM POLAROID.CO.UK

USB MIXTAPE

One of the many things that mp3 technology ruined (aside from the entire global music industry and the creeping acceptance of sub-par sound quality) was the romantic tradition of exchanging cassette mixtapes with the guy/girl you fancy. As a romantic gesture, it was perfect and practical – a calling card to demonstrate how cool and hip you are (you’d stick a couple of My Bloody Valentine B-sides that you never listened to to demonstrate this) and a chance to show your sensitive side by using the poetry and musical genius of others. Or, being less cynical, it was just a nice way to get to know each other and also showed that you’d put time and thought in; picking out your tracks and actually recording them to cassette would take a good few hours. Burning

songs off iTunes on to a CD isn’t the same, and sharing a Spotify playlist is even less romantic, seeing as it takes all of 10 seconds. The USB Mixtape is basically a USB stick in a cassette-shaped gift pack, so on one hand it’s a bit of a cop-out (the process still takes all of 10 seconds), but it’s a sweet little way to say, awkwardly, “Um, I kind of, y’know, like you.” AVAILABLE FOR £20 FROM SUCK.UK.COM

You can do all sorts with timetravel – fly on a hoverboard, punch a cowboy, snog your mum, maybe tip your arch nemesis in manure – the world is almost literally your oyster with a Flux Capacitor. One drawback – it requires 1.21 gigawatts of power so you’ll need a not insignificant amount of plutonium to power it, which you’ll probably have to blag from some Libyans (Diamond Select Flux Capacitor, overleaf)

BERLIN BOOMBOX

Designed by Berlin-based illustrator and designer Axel Pfaender, the Berlin Boombox is yet another startup crowdfunded through Kickstarter.com and is an incredibly cool alternative to your typical mp3 player docking station. It comes as a kit containing a corrugated cardboard shell and speakers, which you assemble yourself – apparently it takes around 15 minutes to build and even the intensely stupid can do it – and then you’re ready to plug in your iPod. As well as giving your mp3 player a much bigger sound (and you can download an app to further optimise your audio output), it’s got a neat, minimalist look to it, and you’ll look proper cool walking down the street with it on your shoulder, blasting out a bit of Grandmaster Flash. AVAILABLE FOR £56 FROM BERLINBOOMBOX.COM

USB TYPEWRITER

Anyone bold enough to describe themselves as achieving “groundbreaking advancement in the field of obsolescence!” deserves a high five at the very least, and US hacker/engineer/designer Jack Zylkin deserves that and more for coming up with the USB typewriter. USBTypewriter.com sell typewriter conversion kits, which allow you to turn any old classic typewriter into a keyboard for your computer, or to use it to type directly on to paper as usual whilst electronically recording your keystrokes. Converting your typewriter might take an afternoon or so, but there’s also the option of purchasing a range of original, restored vintage typewriters through their online store. If you’ve ever wanted to recreate a Hunter S Thompson-style bender/writing marathon but felt that it wasn’t the same without the clunking of mechanical keys, this is just what you need. Possibly the best gadget ever. CONVERSION KITS ARE AVAILABLE FOR £50 FROM USBTYPEWRITER. COM. FULLY CONVERTED & RESTORED TYPEWRITERS ARE AVAILABLE AT VARIOUS PRICES

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iCADE iPAD ARCADE CABINET FLUX CAPACITOR

If you don’t know what a Flux Capacitor is, then you haven’t seen Back to the Future. If you haven’t seen Back to the Future, you’ll need one of these to go back in time and tell your mum to make sure you watch Back to the Future. Or something. Anyway, stick one of these in your car – preferably a DeLorean, but any car will do – hoon it up to 88mph (on private property of course. Gallery does not condone speeding), and you’ll be able to traverse back and forth through the years at your pleasure. You can do all sorts with timetravel – fly on a hoverboard, punch a cowboy, snog your mum, maybe tip your arch nemesis in manure – the world is almost literally your oyster with a Flux Capacitor. One drawback – it requires 1.21 gigawatts of power so you’ll need a not insignificant amount of plutonium to power it, which you’ll probably have to blag from some Libyans. THE DIAMOND SELECT FLUX CAPACITOR REPLICA IS AVAILABLE FROM AMAZON.CO.UK FOR £461.85

Once upon a time, there was an incredible place full of wonder, magic, mystery and kids smoking outside. That place was called Funland and it played a key role in the formative years of many a local whippersnapper/scallywag. It was of course, for those too young to remember, an amusement arcade and it was never replaced, either physically or in our hearts. Now, however, you can recreate your own private Funland with this rather brilliant iPad attachment. All you do is slide your iPad in and it uses Bluetooth to connect to the cabinet, transforming it into an arcade game machine. Download the free Atari Greatest Hits app and you’ve ready to go with a shedload of classic arcade games. The perfect way to recreate your misspent youth. AVAILABLE FOR £69.99 FROM AMAZON.CO.UK

COMMODORE C64X

Back in the early-to-mid eighties, everyone wanted to own either a Spectrum ZX or a Commodore 64. They were the cutting-edge of home computing; the first steps into the brave new digital age for the masses. Compared to even your average modern mobile phone they look positively primitive, but they’re arguably as important a milestone in computing as anything Bill Gates or Steve Jobs brought to the world, so there’s been much rejoicing since the machine rose like a phoenix from the flames in 2010 with the C64X, a souped-up version of the original, designed with modern technology in mind. It has 4GB of memory, a USB slot, Blu Ray and DVD drive, is compatible with modern TVs and monitors and is completely PC compatible, so you can install the latest edition of Windows. So, it’s essentially a modern PC in that familiar retro keyboard casing. But it comes with a neat extra – in the boot menu, you can choose to operate it in emulation mode, playing all the 8-bit Commodore games that enthralled you way back in the day. Hooray. AVAILABLE FOR £230 – 860 FROM COMMODOREUSA.NET

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CASSETTE TO iPOD CONVERTOR

For those of you old enough to actually still have any of those old mixtapes your loved ones gave you way back when, there’s a number of cassette-to-iPod convertors, but one of the best ones is the Tape Express Plus by Ion Audio, the chaps that manufacture the iPad arcade convertor. It’s a portable USB tape player which allows you to transfer music from cassette to iPod or computer. It also has its own audio output so if you want to listen to tapes the old fashioned way, you can do that too. If you were canny enough to hold on to all the old tapes you made of the chart rundowns, or had your own favourite driving tape that you haven’t been able to listen to in years, well, you’re in luck. THE TAPE EXPRESS PLUS IS AVAILABLE FOR £49.99 FROM AMAZON.CO.UK

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PHONE HOME

HTC ONE Being hailed as a genuine competitor to the ever-popular iPhone and Galaxy smartphones, HTC have delivered an explosive package with their latest offering – the HTC One. With its full HD screen and slim, full metal body the HTC One is a sturdy, yet stylish phone. Furthermore, the Infinity Glass that is used in the HTC One, is also scratch and glare resistant, helping to add to its crystal clear HD display, ensuring your view is not spoilt by external elements.

Key Features: • Dual front stereo speakers with built-in amplifiers • Camera function allows for one-press continuous shooting and captures 300% more light • BlinkFeed™ allows for all your favourite content to be streamed, live, onto your home screen • Sense Voice detects external background noise and will boost the in-call voice to compensate, for better clarity. AVAILABLE ON PAY MONTHLY AND ON PAY AS YOU GO FROM MANX TELECOM NOW. FOR MORE INFORMATION GO TO WWW. MANXTELECOM.COM/SHOP. TEL: 624 624 OR POP INTO THE STORE IN STRAND STREET. BEST PRICES GUARANTEED BY MANX TELECOM’S PRICE MATCH PROMISE.

Something that goes hand-in-hand with its HD screen is the capability of its camera. Boasting the ability to capture 300% more light than most leading 13 megapixel cameras, HTC believe they have found the solution to dramatically improving picture quality for point-andshoot photos. As well as this, the HTC One has a camera function that takes up to 20 photos at the click of a button, as well as a 3 second video, so that you never miss that all-important shot! The HTC One’s camera also has many other functions such as an enhanced 360˚ panorama capture ability, along with time sequencing, object removal and face scrubbing, image stabilising technology, and 1080p video capture quality. Sound is another element of the HTC One’s offering that really excels. With dual, front-facing, speakers the HTC packs a punch in the sound department, exactly where you want it so all your videos sound incredible as you view them

on-screen. The built-in amplifiers also help to boost the clarity and volume of the sound providing an immersive multimedia experience. The HTC One’s BlinkFeed™ is also a key selling point for the device, providing a truly customisable home screen. Allowing the user to select updates on their friends, photos, social networks, calendar events, sports teams, music, news, and more, you can turn your home screen into an information hub that will mean you rarely have to look anywhere else for the important news in your life! Finally, the HTC One’s ability to integrate with your TV using the handset’s Sense TV function allows you to select TV channels, access program guides, adjust audio, and more. It will even notify you when your favourite shows are on! The HTC One has put a lot of focus into creating a high-quality, multi-functioning device; Improving picture quality for use as a camera, improving sound and screen resolution for a better multi-media experience, using BlinkFeed™ to provide all the updates that your life needs on one screen, and even helping to replace your TV remote. The HTC One really is a device for modern day living.

A NEW DEFINITION FOR HD The Sony Xperia Z brings a whole new meaning to High Definition. The 5 inch screen on this communication and entertainment hub will have you wondering how you ever got by with lesser displays in the past. Using expertise from Sony’s Bravia television engineers, the full 1080 pixel HD screen has a very high pixel density giving superb brightness even in the sunniest of conditions. Built around the Mobile BRAVIA® Engine 2, the screen automatically optimises images so they’re sharper and brighter, making it easy for you to see. This screen is about more than images, thanks to the OptiContrastTM panel, it looks incredible when on and reverts to a sleek, perfectly black look when off. It’s not just the screen that is taking HD to new levels, the 13 megapixel camera,

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These new dates see Blondie hitting the road since the release of their ninth studio Panic Of Girls since 2011 and follows the announcement of an appearance at Isle Of Wight Festival and series of Forest dates.

Blondie have come a long way from CBGB’s and the Bowery, having sold more than 40 million albums globally and repeatedly reaching the top of the charts over the course of four decades with such hits as “One Way Or Another,” “Heart Of Glass,” “Rapture” and “Maria.”

Blondie will be returning to the Isle of Man’s Villa Marina on Wednesday 19th June 2013

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Gallery | June 2013 | The 1984 Issue  

80s Culture, Big Brother is Watching You, 1980s Blue Eyes Thinking, Isle of Man Festival, BBQ Recipes, Race The Sun, Paparazzi…

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