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ublishing is a staccato business. Driven by deadlines, we find ourselves in the office for twelve or fourteen hours some days rushing to get things finished in time, chasing the following days of rest before the cycle starts again. Post deadline days being the bittersweet lemon to the tequila, if you will. Thankfully we publish predominantly monthly titles, those in daily or weekly publishing must be sadists. Or drink a lot of tequila. Or both.

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We should all take it slow for a while when we can but often life takes over and we’re sucked into the vortex by other tasks. Regardless of profession, our ability to constantly work and be worked seldom abates. If I’m waiting for a file to open, Photoshop to do something or a website to catch up with my demands I’ll open another browser window, open Facebook or turn to mobile to complement my laptop’s ability to fill the insatiable modern desire for constant information gratification. Maybe it’s just me, but I doubt it. I have to stop myself occasionally and think ‘relax’. The ability to virtually inhabit a perpetual workspace is probably why we’ve seen an explosion in disciplines dedicated to our wellness and relaxation. Just look through the Wellbeing World publication - there are no shortage of people compelling us to go off grid and breathe deeply. I’ve been telling myself to join a yoga class since the beginning of the year. Who’s got the time. Jobs, dogs, and connected devices leave little space for such things. And time to relax, enjoy October, try to take it slow and easy. SR

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The first bite is with the eye

Fooling your customers with clever presentation and branding are essential tools of the food trade, dating back to the olden days when a brand like Quaker Oats sold millions to people who just wanted a lower percentage of mouse droppings in their breakfast. People don’t eat at McDonalds’ because the burgers are the best, but because everything on the menu is consistent and the company has advertised itself into our collective subconscious. Even if you think you’re above the big brands, the same principle is at work when you pay twice the price for a cocktail served in a jam jar, or choose the greasemonger who happens to handwrite their menu on a quirky blackboard and leaven your trans-fat consumption with a pretentious side salad. You’ve let your inherent fluency with the subliminal language of food marketing guide your decisions about taste and nutrition, and they may well be wrong. The jam jar doesn’t make the drink tastier, and the salad is only there to fool you into thinking you’re eating a balanced meal. This concept is the main reason that parsley continues to exist.

WORDS Grant Runyon ILLUSTRATION Michael Ferns

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rebranding the British diet Pity the battered sausage. Figures published last month by scientists at Leicestershire’s Pukka University suggest that this delicious, historic combination of pink food colouring and salted sphincters is falling out of favour with today’s eaters and risks being relegated to a core audience of pensioners and people from Glasgow. The battered sausage is not the only national institution under threat, as the modern trend for paleo diets, NutriBullet has sounded warning bells for many of

versions of pie and mash and gastropub woman pictured on the bit of cardboard they were glued to. Something must be done, or our status as “world’s fifth fattest nation” is under threat.

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James, whose first post-degree exhibition was at the Sayle Gallery four years ago, has constantly developed and advanced his work and he now seems to have found his niche. In his earlier works James focussed on experimenting with traditional techniques, and then began to recycle old objects to use as frames for his smaller paintings. Around 12 months ago he began working with spray paints which has enabled him to develop his own unique visual style and also freed him up to paint on less-typical surfaces – the trampoline, aluminium and even, in ‘Cage’, an old garage door.

“Even if you think you’re above the big brands, the same principle is at work when you pay twice the price for a cocktail served in a jam jar, or choose the greasemonger who happens to handwrite their menu on a quirky blackboard and leaven your trans-fat consumption with a pretentious side salad.” whilst you wait for your tattooed, bearded server, browse our selection of £6 American beers. Why not finish your meal with one of our ironically-named school dinner desserts?” If that takes off, there’s nothing standing in the way of my plan to start a national chain of up-market battered sausage shops modelled on Krispy Kreme. I expect to be both a millionaire and a hero of British cuisine although, given the need to regularly eat my own products, I will probably need to spend most of the money on a series of heart transplants and some replacement teeth.

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Slow Fashion is a movement which, contrary to the name, is gaining momentum. It encourages us to embrace sustainable fashion solutions and eschew overconsumption, emphasising quality over quantity, and awareness of the entire clothing manufacturing process. According to the Danish Fashion Institute, the fashion industry is the second-highest polluting industry behind oil. ISLE OF MAN PREMIER MAGAZINE

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Glacier-fed lakes, ferocious rivers, majestic mountains and snowcapped peaks are just a few of the sights that will have you nose pressed to the window when exploring the Canadian Rockies by steam train. A journey of exhilarating contrasts, regardless of the route you choose. Feed your eyes with sightings of bears, bald eagles and mountain goats.

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Slow Fashion asks us to embrace eco-friendly clothing solutions, but that doesn’t have to mean making socks out of your own hair or tying a belt around a bin bag and calling it an ethical tunic; it’s about sustainability, ethics, the environment, and making conscious shopping decisions.

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Slow Travel WORDS Tamarin Marriott-Wilkinson

For most of us, squeezing a holiday into our 9-5 has become a sacred affair, yet fighting the Friday rush and escaping an unrelenting workload has made the odd weekend away a necessity! With the gathering speed of society, slow travel is a godsend! It’s time to abandon the itinerary and escape the rat race. Read on to discover our top picks for an invigoratingly slow getaway.

A GROWING NUMBER OF FAMILIAR FASHION NAMES ARE EMBRACING THE MOVEMENT – HERE ARE JUST SOME OF THE MANY SLOW FASHION BRANDS YOU’LL LIKELY RECOGNISE FROM THE HIGH STREET, LOCALLY, AND ONLINE…

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Surf Camp

“I want to swim with dolphins” is possibly the most common response you’ll get from someone when you ask them to select their bucket list items. Sea creatures clearly hold a fascination for many, with the much more dangerous cage diving with Great Whites and drier option of whale watching often on the list too.

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Spend seven idyllic nights in a 5 star mountain hotel with a spectacular vista of the Dolomites. Spend your days discovering local scenery and your nights in a culinary dreamland, where local

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Marrakech

FAT FACE… Fat Face requires its producers to abide by a company-wide Code of Conduct, and works with suppliers to make sure their workers are treated fairly.

WINDSOR & WALES… Isle of Man-based Windsor & Wales sources quality materials from premier manufacturers across the British Isles, and prides itself on its transparent production process.

5 nights from £549pp – For more information visit www.fixers.travel/store/surf-camp

H&M… H&M’s Conscious collection brings sustainable fashion to the high street, featuring garments made out of hemp, organic linen and organic leather.

Buttertubs Pass

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ASOS AFRICA… ASOS Africa promotes growth and empowerment in Africa, and supports artisans and larger producers across the continent.

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Sometimes flying is overrated – especially when the UK is home to a variety of striking panoramic views. What better way to explore Britain’s nooks and crannies than in a classic car? Buttertubs Pass is home to a series of stunning steep cliffs, curious inclines and magnificent declines. With more bends than the Monaco Grand Prix, you’ll want to take your time when touring this five mile stretch. Thankfully, the Yorkshire Dales are renowned for their many tearooms, which means you can always stop for a cup of Yorkshire’s finest along the way.

Canaves Oia, Santorini

Santorini has fast become, a number one celeb 'hot spot', and lets face it, it’s not hard to work out why! With unparalleled sunsets, picture-perfect views of the Aegean, white-washed architecture, luxury accommodation and a warm, romantic atmosphere, it is easy to fall in love with the slow and relaxing Grecian paradise. Complementing the natural beauty of the island and located in a prime position overlooking the signature views, 5* properties 'Canaves Oia, Luxury Resorts’, not only oozes the spirit of Santorini within its luxury confines, but also offers guests a tranquil base where rejuvenation is not just an aim, it’s a guarantee. This peaceful retreat was enjoyed by Peter Andre and his new wife Emily this summer, as they spent the first few days of their honeymoon, at one of the chic suites within the hotel. The nation-loved singer and his partner enjoyed the luxury facilities of the Santorini

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While air travel has become a less and less attractive prospect in recent years, thanks to increased security requirements and passenger numbers, a serene flight in First Class can take all those stresses and strains away. Flying first class still holds a little bit of mystery for some and often features on a bucket list.

Savings plans are not just about paying for the everyday, albeit important, expenses of retirement, they can cover some of your more exciting plans too.

The Boutique Celebrity Hideout gem, including a pristine, spacious suite with private veranda, al fresco dining and a spectacular plunge pool (with underwater bar), before sailing off around the caldera for endless romantic moments.

Do you have a bucket list, for instance?

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Often the preserve of those who weren’t faced with the harsh reality of learning an instrument as a child (screeching violin strings, London’s Burning on the recorder, tears as your friends play out in the sunshine while you practice your piano scales in the back room), many adults feel their lives would be enriched if only they could just pick up a guitar at a party, or play Auld Lang Syne on the ivories at New Year.

Attending one of the big sporting events can be a major life highlight for many. A common goal (excuse the pun) is to attend a World Cup final, while others want to be part of the action at Wimbledon, Lord’s or Monaco, for the stunning F1 Grand Prix. For many, a trip to the Isle of Man – the Road Racing Capital of the World – for the TT Races is a must.

6. Half the world away Travel is obviously a popular theme and could actually take up someone’s entire list. Visiting each of the Wonders of the World would account for 7 spots, for instance. Plus then there are all the road trips people want to head off on – these days Route 66 is probably just one long traffic jam of ageing bucket listers in open topped Mustangs.

For the connoisseurs amongst us, a bottle of cheap plonk from the supermarket will just not do. With a developed palate, drinking a bottle of wine can actually be an experience, rather than a means to an end. So, for wine buffs, drinking a seriously expensive bottle of wine is often on the bucket list. Perhaps the mystery is in whether you can tell the difference between that and the supermarket fare?

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Living in America

Or wherever the fancy takes you. Living abroad is a popular ambition although this definitely tends to be the preserve of the retired, as having to work in paradise tends to spoil its appeal. Some have just one country in mind while others collect countries they’ve lived in as badges, eg “I want to live in a country in every continent during my lifetime”.

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The Best Driving Roads in Europe

SHAKTI MAN… Local company Shakti Man supports aims to raise awareness of sustainable trading solutions that have a positive impact on people, places and the environment.

The old adage says everyone has at least one book in them, which just goes to show what a load of rubbish old adages are. For some, however, their legacy will feel incomplete unless they have published a book to the world and so, for that reason, writing a book often appears on the bucket lists of creative types.

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Combine two relaxing nights in a lavish boutique Riad and spa in the ancient city of Marrakech with three heavenly evenings in an Eco Beach Camp retreat, where you’ll wake up to nothing but the sweet sounds of the ocean. Practice salutations on a secluded bay, learn to horse-ride, surf, ride a camel and cook in the traditional Moroccan way.

MONSOON… Monsoon is committed to ethical trading and regularly checks that factories are abiding by its minimum requirements on working conditions, pay and employment rights.

Flying without wings

Skydiving is a popular bucket list entry, whether as a solo or tandem diver. Plummeting through the air at speed is obviously not for everyone but the adrenaline junkies among us can often feel they haven’t lived until they’ve thrown themselves out of a perfectly good plane at 10,000 feet or above.

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Canadian Rockies

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Fossil fuels are often used in textile and garment production and transportation, and even fresh water reservoirs are diminishing having been overused for cotton crop irrigation. These issues are leading to droughts, desertification and pollution – and human labour within the supply chain is also a contentious issue.

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Slow down the pace even more and combine your Canadian Rockies rail journey with an Alaskan cruise, where award-winning service, fine dining and sophistication await you onboard your floating home!

Each year on 24th April, Fashion Revolution Day aims to raise awareness of the Slow Fashion movement by asking people to wear an item of clothing inside out, and share a photo on social media with the hashtag #whomademyclothes.

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ON 24TH APRIL 2013, A GARMENT FACTORY AT RANA PLAZA IN BANGLADESH COLLAPSED. OVER 1,000 WORKERS DIED, AND THE INCIDENT EXPOSED HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS FACED BY WORKERS IN THE NAME OF FAST FASHION.

WHILE YOU MAY BE PAYING LESS, FAST FASHION COMES WITH A HIDDEN PRICE TAG, AND IT’S OUR ENVIRONMENT AND THE WORKERS IN THE SUPPLY CHAIN THAT ARE ULTIMATELY PAYING THE PRICE.

James Duggan is a definitely a one-off – the scale and experimental nature of his work isn’t being echoed by anyone else on the Island and eventually his ambitions will, he hopes, take him further afield. But for now, anyone interested in how James would like to transform the cultural landscape of Isle of Man with his cuttingedge street art should head to Transformer - on at the Isle Gallery, Tynwald Mills from 11 October to 1 November.

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The couple will be honeymooning in Australia and New Zealand in November and they would like to give their thanks to everyone who made their day so special.

Victoria’s mother Sarah is the owner of Spill the Beans who made a superb three tier cake

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along with a Manx Bonnag, a huge chocolate cake and a big bakewell. Special thanks go to Kat who baked all the cakes.

The Bradda Glen restaurant provided an excellent meal and the couple were joined by more friends and family in the evening who were entertained by local group Truman Falls and friends.

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n 2007, Kate Fletcher of the Centre for Sustainable Fashion in the UK coined the term ‘Slow Fashion’ as an antithesis to fast fashion culture. Trends change with the seasons, and this one-in-one-out approach drives down the price and quality of garments, which might seem like a bonus, even though we often end up buying things we don’t really want or need. But who cares when it’s this cheap – right?

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Although there are some smaller works in the exhibition, it is the large scale portraits which, inevitably, take both actual and emotional centre stage. All these works in Transformer have been lovingly taken apart and reconstructed to fit the gallery space, and it won’t come as a surprise to learn that James’s inspiration is the work of world-famous street artists such as Alexis Diaz, Meggs, OS Gemeos and Aryz.

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“I saw the scale of their murals in New York, Oslo and London and the impact they had on everyone who walked past, and I was inspired to begin experimenting with both spray paint and scale,” says James. “I’d love to do similar work on the Island, but a full-length portrait of Frank, to the scale of the portrait in Transformer, would fit nicely on a three storey building! So if anyone reading this has got an old wall or gable end they’d like painting with an original work of art, they can contact me via the Isle Gallery and let’s talk.”

Manx born Victoria and Christian reside in the pretty village of Shabbingdon in Buckinghamshire but it was the wish of both of them for Victoria to come home to be married at Rushen Abbey Church followed by a reception at the Bradda Glen Restaurant which proved to be a delightful setting for the wedding breakfast. There was even a basking shark swimming in the bay much to the amazement and enjoyment of all of the eighty guests.

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“I’ve always been interested in my subjects, their backgrounds and their environment,” says James, “and I prefer to paint portraits of people I know and respect. For me it’s not just about painting a portrait: there is a real emotional connection, making who they are part of the finished work.”

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It all sounds very deep and philosophical, but James is always aware of where his subjects have come from and how they’ve ended up where they are. Every work in Transformer has a story and these stories are told both through the actual portraits – ‘Frank’ apparently looks more like Frank than Frank does – and the found objects which James uses as his ‘canvas’. James’s nephew, ‘the Pickle’, loves trampolining and James was able to find an old, preloved trampoline to use for this very loving portrait. And it is no accident that the ridges of the garage door used for ‘Cage’ suggest a cell window – or that the subject appears to be glaring out from behind the bars like the cage fighter he once was.

It was probably the hottest day of the summer when Victoria and Christian invited family and friends from on and off Island to celebrate their wedding day.

of things that could potentially be healthy, like oats, by enjoying them in the form of flapjacks or HobNob biscuits, enhanced with appalling levels of fat and sugar. It’s an essential aspect of our character, a reward for the grim weather and isolation from all the sexy people on the European mainland. In fact, our ever-evolving national cuisine is a powerful argument against those who would stop Britain from welcoming immigrants: whatever Nigel Farage might try and tell you, we are a stronger, better people because we embraced greasy chicken tikka, dangerous Turkish kebabs and whatever chilli-marinated animal I ate

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WHEN JAMES DUGGAN SAYS HIS LATEST PAINTINGS ARE HUGE, HE REALLY ISN’T JOKING. ‘FRANK’ IS OVER 12 FEET HIGH – AND THAT’S JUST HIS HEAD, PAINTED ON TO SHEETS OF ALUMINIUM. JAMES’ NEPHEW’S HEAD IS PAINTED ONTO A FULL SIZE TRAMPOLINE. BUT THIS ISN’T JUST A GIMMICK AND JAMES’ NEW EXHIBITION TRANSFORMER AT THE ISLE GALLERY ILLUSTRATES HOW HIS WORK IS CONSTANTLY EVOLVING.

I might put my money where my mouth is and have a go at rebranding something really out of fashion, like tripe, pork faggots or just good honest British liver. “Welcome to Runyon’s Authentic Offal Shop. Our intestines are 100% locally sourced from local farmers , and all of our lard and dripping is hand congealed and additive free. Pull up an upcycled church pew and,

Applying this principle to traditional British foodstuffs isn’t particularly difficult, and high end restaurants have been doing it successfully for years. Black pudding is a stalwart of fine dining establishments because it has a fantastic, hearty depth of flavour that is often lost inside the greasy fry up, and the same is true of the wonderful British sausage and our world-beating bacon. They just need to be cooked with a little

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“deconstructed carpaccio of celeriac, with lobster jus” is no more a marketing exercise than selling “craft” beer and using menus printed in grimy Courier font to trick people into thinking your beef burgers were hand-shaped by the bass player from The Pixies. The customer paid £14, but the burger is just above-average mince, slightly fresher sides and a guarantee to give you heart disease just as quick.

at a reggae party in Notting Hill. No, we cannot change the terrible ingredients that make these foods so good. The only thing we can do is rebrand them so that people stop paying attention to their nutritional value and just focus on how good they taste.

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If you’re going to travel the world or live in a different country, as per some of your other bucket list entries, it’s perhaps wise to learn the language. Learning a new language can also just be an ambition for its own sake - it’s a worthy challenge and it’s also what keeps college night class tutors in business.

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CONTENTS UPFRONT Edito..............................................................................................................................................5 Wilkins Watch of The Month...................................................6 Slow Food....................................................................................................10 What’s On...................................................................................................12 Me & My Pet............................................................................................14 Victoria & Christian’s Wedding Day........................16 Current Affairs.....................................................................................................18 Give..........................................................................................................................................20 News in Numbers..........................................................................22 Here Comes The Bride - Slowly!......................................23 MISC....................................................................................................................24 EVENTS Joanna Simpson Foundation................................................26 Sure Vagabonds...............................................................................................28 Stuart & Laura’s Wedding Day...........................................30 Donna & Brian’s Wedding Day..........................................32 CULTURE Monthly Upload...........................................................................................34 James Duggan................................................................................................36 Calendar Photo Competition..........................................38 Culture Vulture..............................................................................................40 Culture News......................................................................................................43 FASHION & BEAUTY Fashion Trends..................................................................................46 Get The Look........................................................................................48 Slow Fashion..........................................................................................50 Beauty Products Rivals.................................................................52

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APPETITE Manx Startisans...........................................................................................54 Recipes...........................................................................................................................56 Wine Talk....................................................................................................................57 Food Trends.........................................................................................................58 Appetite News...............................................................................................48 TRAVEL Newcastle With Citywing..........................................................60 Slow Travel................................................................................................................62 ACTIVE Mud Sweat & Cheers.........................................................................108 Active News........................................................................................................110 HARDWARE Motoring News.............................................................................................114 Mercedes-Benz Isle of Man............................................116 First Drive.................................................................................................................118 Gadgets......................................................................................................................120 Phone Home...................................................................................................122 PAPARAZZI Are you in?..........................................................................................124-128

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MAY CONTAIN SATIRE!

WORDS Grant Runyon ILLUSTRATION Michael Ferns

Slow food:

rebranding the British diet Pity the battered sausage. Figures published last month by scientists at Leicestershire’s Pukka University suggest that this delicious, historic combination of pink food colouring and salted sphincters is falling out of favour with today’s eaters and risks being relegated to a core audience of pensioners and people from Glasgow. The battered sausage is not the only national institution under threat, as the modern trend for paleo diets, NutriBullet smoothies and not dying in your late fifties has sounded warning bells for many of Britain’s traditional foodstuffs. If we aren’t careful all that will remain of our pre-1990s national diet will be ironic ’deconstructed’ versions of pie and mash and gastropub landlords who wouldn’t recognise a bag of Big D peanuts if their own mother was the woman pictured on the bit of cardboard they were glued to. Something must be done, or our status as “world’s fifth fattest nation” is under threat.

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Fry me to the moon

The obvious solution, as per Jamie Oliver’s amazing success in encouraging America to eat vegetables, might be to make our favourite dishes healthier, but that completely misses the point of traditional British food. You simply wouldn’t want to eat six Yorkshire puddings and half a kilo of roast beef if the gravy wasn’t swimming with dangerous grease from four different animals, and the same rule of thumb applies to fried breakfasts, chip dinners and 95% of the things British people will put in a sandwich when nobody else is looking. We even manage to offset the nutritional value

of things that could potentially be healthy, like oats, by enjoying them in the form of flapjacks or HobNob biscuits, enhanced with appalling levels of fat and sugar. It’s an essential aspect of our character, a reward for the grim weather and isolation from all the sexy people on the European mainland. In fact, our ever-evolving national cuisine is a powerful argument against those who would stop Britain from welcoming immigrants: whatever Nigel Farage might try and tell you, we are a stronger, better people because we embraced greasy chicken tikka, dangerous Turkish kebabs and whatever chilli-marinated animal I ate

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at a reggae party in Notting Hill. No, we cannot change the terrible ingredients that make these foods so good. The only thing we can do is rebrand them so that people stop paying attention to their nutritional value and just focus on how good they taste.

The first bite is with the eye

Fooling your customers with clever presentation and branding are essential tools of the food trade, dating back to the olden days when a brand like Quaker Oats sold millions to people who just wanted a lower percentage of mouse droppings in their breakfast. People don’t eat at McDonalds’ because the burgers are the best, but because everything on the menu is consistent and the company has advertised itself into our collective subconscious. Even if you think you’re above the big brands, the same principle is at work when you pay twice the price for a cocktail served in a jam jar, or choose the greasemonger who happens to handwrite their menu on a quirky blackboard and leaven your trans-fat consumption with a pretentious side salad. You’ve let your inherent fluency with the subliminal language of food marketing guide your decisions about taste and nutrition, and they may well be wrong. The jam jar doesn’t make the drink tastier, and the salad is only there to fool you into thinking you’re eating a balanced meal. This concept is the main reason that parsley continues to exist. Applying this principle to traditional British foodstuffs isn’t particularly difficult, and high end restaurants have been doing it successfully for years. Black pudding is a stalwart of fine dining establishments because it has a fantastic, hearty depth of flavour that is often lost inside the greasy fry up, and the same is true of the wonderful British sausage and our world-beating bacon. They just need to be cooked with a little

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more care, and served in a strange artistic little pile, on something that is flat but isn’t necessarily a plate. The customer will then pay three times as much for the same ingredients, and feel good about doing it.

th t te s st ry

If we’re going to save the battered sausage we should remember that these presentation tricks don’t just apply to upscale restaurants. Imagine if baked beans or mushy peas were marketed in the same way as an Innocent smoothie. The can could have a twee little story on the side, an unthreatening hand-drawn logo and a joke in the list of ingredients. Maybe the peas could have a biography, talking about the small farmer who allegedly grew them, perhaps like he’s their dad. A dad who plays a ukulele. Middle class shoppers would lap

“deconstructed carpaccio of celeriac, with lobster jus” is no more a marketing exercise than selling “craft” beer and using menus printed in grimy Courier font to trick people into thinking your beef burgers were hand-shaped by the bass player from The Pixies. The customer paid £14, but the burger is just above-average mince, slightly fresher sides and a guarantee to give you heart disease just as quick. I might put my money where my mouth is and have a go at rebranding something really out of fashion, like tripe, pork faggots or just good honest British liver. “Welcome to Runyon’s Authentic Offal Shop. Our intestines are 100% locally sourced from local farmers , and all of our lard and dripping is hand congealed and additive free. Pull up an upcycled church pew and,

“Even if you think you’re above the big brands, the same principle is at work when you pay twice the price for a cocktail served in a jam jar, or choose the greasemonger who happens to handwrite their menu on a quirky blackboard and leaven your trans-fat consumption with a pretentious side salad.” it up, even if the food inside is actually quite bad for you, like Innocent’s tooth-rotting levels of sugar. For some reason we’ve decided that food is worth paying more money for if it has a story behind it. The whole food hipster angle is a particularly effective way to rake in the cash, as it runs the entire gamut from ironically crappy (cereal cafes) to completely bog standard ingredients given a faux-authentic makeover (most London-based burrito chains). People laugh at the language used in fine dining, but prattling on about

whilst you wait for your tattooed, bearded server, browse our selection of £6 American beers. Why not finish your meal with one of our ironically-named school dinner desserts?” If that takes off, there’s nothing standing in the way of my plan to start a national chain of up-market battered sausage shops modelled on Krispy Kreme. I expect to be both a millionaire and a hero of British cuisine although, given the need to regularly eat my own products, I will probably need to spend most of the money on a series of heart transplants and some replacement teeth.

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WHAT’S ON

LOCAL WHAT’S ON 02-03.10.2015 GUITARFEST 2015

//VILLA MARINA ARCADE// A celebration of all things ‘guitar’ including live performances, and workshops. Supported by The Isle of Man Arts Council, Aston International Ltd, Swagelock Ltd, DED, Culture Vannin, Steam Packet Company, Peter Norris Music, Roja Marketing and MrsQ Virtual Assistant. A full list of events, performers, and details of how to book tickets can be found at www.jonnopromotions. com or www.facebook.com/ jonnopromotionscom/6573100686 and click ‘events’.

03.10.2015 ISLE OF MAN ULTRA

//ISLAND-WIDE// A 50k Ultra fell running race with a 2,500m ascent taking in some of the best hills and views that the Island has to offer. Tel: Richie Stevenson on 629267. www.manxfellrunners.org

03.10.2015 ISLE OF MAN PHILATELIC CONVENTION //SEFTON HOTEL, DOUGLAS// Auction (2pm), dealers tables and competition displays. Contact Rachel Vickers (625465) regarding lots for the Auction.

09-10.10.2015 THEATREFEST 2015

//GAIETY THEATRE, DOUGLAS// The start of a five-year project encouraging and promoting new work for professional, amateur and community theatre in its very widest sense, in conjunction with the Isle of Man Arts Council and NODA. Friday 9 October:

For Tonight: A concert version of this indie-rock musical which premiered in New York last year, performed by local musicians and the Lon Dhoo Male Voice Choir. Invisible Chains, Invisible Voices: A unique and thought provoking piece of theatre on the theme of slavery, produced

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by local drama company Stage Door, directed by Bev Clarke. Saturday 10 October:

Jimmy Mac: A musical comedy about a man who thinks he’s everyone woman’s dream. A new show by Stuart Brayson, composer (with Tim Rice) of From Here to Eternity. (Parental Advisory Warning for under 14’s – adult contact). Full details about TheatreFest 2015 from www.theatrefest15.com and www. facebook.com/theatrefest15. Tickets from www.villagaiety.com

16-18.10.2015 ISLE OF MAN FESTIVAL OF CHOIRS

//VILLA MARINA, DOUGLAS// Three classes, ladies, men and mixed voices, when each choir will be required to sing four contrasting pieces of their own choice , one of which must be unaccompanied . The winner of each category will go through to the Choir of the Festival Final. Who will be the last choir standing? www.villagaiety.com

31.10.2015 TRADITIONAL HOP TU NAA

//Cregneash// 12-4pm Celebrate our unique Manx Hop tu Naa traditions and customs. Enjoy live music, carve your turnip lantern, join in the traditional song and dance and discover recipes and superstitions from the past. Join the grand turnip lantern parade at 4pm led by musicians through the village, a magical way to celebrate the end of the weekend’s events. A free turnip for every child taking part. Turnips are subject to availability. As parking is limited at Cregneash, a free park and ride service is in operation for all event goers on the number 28 service bus from Port Erin, Port St. Mary and Scoill Phurt le Moirrey. Car parking attendants will inform you of parking availability. Admission on the door: Adult £6, Child £3. 10% discount for FMNH members. A free turnip for every child taking part. Turnips are subject to availability.

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ME & MY PET

Jane & Ellie Thompson Human Questions Name: Jane Thompson Age: You can’t ask a lady that Likes: Travel, dancing the night away with my girlfriends, my lovely family and Ellie of course

Dislikes: Dishonest/selfish people, cruelty of any kind to animals, or humans

If an animal what would you be: A stealthy black panther Where do you live on the Island? Santon Where are you originally from? Onchan What do you do for a living? Airport Police - Ronaldsway Why did you choose a rescue pet? Love at first sight Do you have any more pets?

Just a

few spiders as I live in a cottage in the sticks

Would you have any more pets? I would love a dog but hard with working shifts

The best & worst thing about having a pet is? Best - Cuddles. She’s very good company When she’s not chasing mice Worst - Her snoring is louder than mine

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Pet Questions Name: Ellie Breed: Moggy Age: 4 Likes: Cuddles from my mum, dreamies, afternoon naps Dislikes: Other cats If human what would you be?

Give an animal a home

A super model because I’m so pretty

Why do you love your human: She loves me so much and takes care of me

If you had one wish what would you wish for: Cruelty to animals didn’t exist

We’ve been in Gallery before! Why does nobody want us? We’re Susi and Tasha, a pair of Northern Units, we’re beautiful, we’re friendly, we love people, we love each other – what’s not to like? All right, taking on two dogs is a big ask but we are really worth it and we’ll do your street cred no end of good as we are stunning girls,. We need a lot of exercise, a lot of love and attention because we’re full of energy and enthusiasm but our training is really working and we’re enjoying all the treats we get when we’re good so we know it’s worth it. Please come and meet us and we’ll charm you – we hope! We’re only three years old and we want to spend the rest of our lives with someone of our very own – perhaps it could be you? You’ll need to do some research so you know how to work with us to make us happy but you’ll find us stimulating, fun company – what more could you ask?

Susi & Tasha

I’m Rosie and I want to be your lucky white rabbit! I’m a cheeky girl, two years old and absolutely stunning, they tell me. I’m a bit deaf but that doesn’t get in the way of enjoying life and I like to sit on my cardboard box and watch the world go by. I had a really happy home but then my owner developed asthma and I had to leave and find somewhere new to live. It’s all right here, they make a fuss of me and they call me their sweetheart but I do miss having someone of my own to live with and I’d like to come and live with you – please let me. All you need to do is call in to the Small Animal Unit where I live now and ask if you can meet Rosie – I’ll be waiting for you.

ROSIE

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V

ictoria Berry and Christian Walker were

married on the 15th August at the Rushen Abbey Church.

It was probably the hottest day of the summer when Victoria and Christian invited family and friends from on and off Island to celebrate their wedding day. Manx born Victoria and Christian reside in the pretty village of Shabbingdon in Buckinghamshire but it was the wish of both of them for Victoria to come home to be married at Rushen Abbey Church followed by a reception at the Bradda Glen Restaurant which proved to be a delightful setting for the wedding breakfast. There was even a basking shark swimming in the bay much to the amazement and enjoyment of all of the eighty guests.

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The Bradda Glen restaurant provided an excellent meal and the couple were joined by more friends and family in the evening who were entertained by local group Truman Falls and friends. Victoria’s mother Sarah is the owner of Spill the Beans who made a superb three tier cake BECAUSE QUALITY MATTERS

along with a Manx Bonnag, a huge chocolate cake and a big bakewell. Special thanks go to Kat who baked all the cakes. The couple will be honeymooning in Australia and New Zealand in November and they would like to give their thanks to everyone who made their day so special.

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CURRENT AFFAIRS ANNEXIO For all the opportunities it offers the Island, eGaming now seems like a hard industry to enter as a start-up. What are the barriers to entry and are there ways in? As eGaming has matured, new entries to the market have become fewer and the process has become more challenging. This doesn’t mean, however, that Manx entrepreneurs are too late to capitalise on what is now the Island’s largest contributor to GDP. To start entirely from scratch would be difficult. The GSC is extremely supportive of prospective licence holders but, in order to maintain a high standard for the Island, the cost of licensing remains high. Setting up all of your own technical, managerial, and compliance infrastructure would also be costly and lead to a long pre-revenue development period. If you have a particular niche, however, or access to your own traffic stream that you think you can monetise, then selecting a white label solution can help you get to market faster. There are a number of operators on the Island who are able to provide white label services, such as Microgaming’s poker and casino offerings, Cozy Games’ bingo offering, and our own lottery solution. There are a number of advantages to this sort of setup. If you were to use our lottery platform, for example, you do not need to apply for your own operating licence or develop anything from scratch, saving considerable time and expense. Crucially, you would also get access to a huge wealth of existing industry expertise to support your particular concept, in terms of monetising your product and getting the best lifetime value from players. The door is definitely still open for Manx entrepreneurs!

SANDRA TAYLOR Personal Insurance Manager Rossborough Insurance

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CHRYSTALS How is the commercial market in Douglas and are there any trends in this area over the past twelve months? The commercial market is certainly going through a great period of change at present and I think there are exciting but challenging times ahead. In the office market some sectors of business are blossoming and have requirements for enlargement of their existing space sometimes up to HQ level; others, however, are looking for a smaller space on the basis of restructuring or, in some cases, relocation to other jurisdictions. Typical new e-business may only have 5-10 staff so their requirements are for small, quality, well located offices in A1 order. There is a definite oversupply and tenants have a great deal of choice - that said, quality and location are paramount and the best offices often let quickly. For retail, the (resurfaced) core of Strand Street is faring very well and occupancy is at a very high level. This does appear to be at the detriment of other parts of the town where certain shops may have been available for a large period of time or, had many changes of tenants over a small space of time. A clear strategy to link the towns shopping, business, parking, and Quayside must be implemented as a priority as too many sites have been sitting empty for too long. The town certainly needs better “flow”. The quality of fit out of new offices, restaurants and cafes in the town is very refreshing and sets the capital as a real “destination”. Let’s hope this impetus remains through the Promenade improvements and regeneration proposals to give us all a Capital to be proud of – this has become a necessity and not an option!

What is contents insurance and why do I need it?

Contents insurance covers the cost of replacing your possessions if they are damaged, destroyed or stolen. It includes everything you would take with you if you moved home, including furniture, kitchen appliances, curtains, bedding, clothing, television, computing equipment and jewellery. It can also cover: * Personal possessions away from the home * Loss of money/misuse of credit cards * Food in your freezer * Your pedal cycles(s) * Personal/third party liability * Rent and alternative accommodation Most policies are issued on a ‘new for old’ basis, which means in the event of a claim contents are replaced based on the current retail price. You need home contents insurance whether you rent or own your own house or flat or share with other people. The only time you don’t need it is if you are living in someone else’s house and they have insured your things too. For example, if you live with your family, then their home contents insurance will cover your possessions. The best way to calculate the value of your home’s contents is to make an inventory. You will need to go through each room, including items in attics, basements, sheds and garages. Then add up the new replacement cost of everything. You should tell your insurer about any expensive items you own to make sure they are covered by your policy. If you buy anything valuable after taking out your policy contact your insurer to make sure your new purchases are covered. Don’t be tempted to under insure to save money, as the insurer may not pay the full amount in the event of a claim.

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KATHERINE ELLIS

ANDREW GERRARD

Business Development Director Boston Limited

BOSTON GROUP

HARDING LEWIS

With everything that needs changing, from websites to business cards, rebranding seems like a costly prospect for a small business. Is it worth it? I can certainly see why a rebrand might seem like a painful process; it is a costly endeavour for any size of business, but particularly for smaller companies. Depending on what kind of business you are, it could impact on your website, stationery, office design, brochures, signage, merchandise, vehicle livery, documentation, apps, social media, and a dozen other things! All of which need the attention of a designer (good ones don’t come cheap), plus production costs. Yet in the right circumstances, yes, it is absolutely worth it for businesses of all sizes. Your business will change; maybe in terms of the products and services you offer, maybe in terms of the wants and needs of your consumers, maybe in terms of your unique selling points versus your competitors. Trends will also change, in terms of the colours and fonts and styles that people relate to. Technologies change, and people expect different things from your website in particular. If all of these things change, and your brand doesn’t, then you won’t be relevant any more - and irrelevant businesses always lose out to relevant competitors. We have just been through a major rebranding at Boston. In our case, the change we had to reflect was the move from a generic CSP model to a technology driven multi-family office. Yes, it was an expensive process, but yes, it was definitely worth it in order to properly communicate our brand promise to the market and remain a step ahead of our rivals!

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Director Harding Lewis Limited

Owner, Utopia

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GIVE Relay For Life Isle of Man raises nearly £78,000 for Cancer Research UK

Ellan Vannin Fuels raises funds for Live At Home Schemes charity

The 2015 Relay For Life Isle of Man has raised £77,939 for Cancer Research UK. Sponsored for the fifth consecutive year by Celton Manx the overnight community event took place on Saturday August 29 at the National Sports Centre where the figure was announced by His Excellency the Lieutenant Governor Mr Adam Wood at the closing ceremony the following day. The relay attracted more than 900 participants, including 90 cancer survivors and 53 teams drawn from a broad cross section of the local community businesses, volunteer organisations, families and friends - with Sally’s Army raising £6000 to take the team fundraising award. Nicola Walkingshaw, who chaired the organising committee, said: ‘The Relay, which is an entirely volunteer-led event, is part of a global fundraising campaign for Cancer Research UK which has so far raised over £250,000 for Cancer Research UK since it started in the island six years ago. With some weeks left to bank or donate monies, we’re hopeful that the target of £85,000 for this year will be smashed again, with a big reveal of the final total planned for Friday October 16. Nicola said the weekend was ‘a huge hit’, with families and supporters taking part in everything from fancy dress-themed laps to a Miss Relay pageant hosted by Dot Tilbury, and a mini-disco, while the Tower of Refuge and the Douglas power station in Pulrose were lit up purple over the weekend in support.

Ellan Vannin Fuels presented a cheque for £1,150 to the Isle of Man Live At Home Schemes charity. The funds were raised on the EVF stand at the Royal Manx Agricultural Show where the company organised a variety of competitions and activities which included guessing the weight of a fuel tanker and the chance to win a car. The competitions were all free to enter – but entrants were invited to make a donation to the Live At Home Schemes. Staff and volunteers from the charity helped the EVF team to promote the competitions during the show. There are six Live At Home Schemes on the Island – Western, Northern, Onchan, Douglas, Laxey, Lonan, and Northern Men In Sheds. These schemes – which are all part of the UK-based MHA charity – provide support for around 600 older adults by offering a range of services, including organising social groups, lunch clubs, film club, one to one befriending, help with transport, and advice on accessing other support services. To find out more about Isle of Man Live At Home Schemes, phone 616571, email Isleofman. liveathome@mha.org.uk or find the charity on Facebook. You can also visit the Live At Home Schemes website www. mha.org.uk

KPMG’s Big Coin Challenge literally paves the streets with gold On Friday the 11th of September KPMG staff took to Athol Street to finish their charity fundraising year with a bang! For the financial year 2014-15 KPMG have been supporting Alzheimer’s Society, and the Big Coin Challenge was a final push to raise fund for a deserving cause. Leading the fight against dementia, Alzheimer’s Society is a UK care and research charity which provides support to people living with dementia and their carers, and has been operating in the Isle of Man since 2013. Established in 1979, it is a membership organisation which improves the quality of life for dementia types which include Alzheimer’s disease, vascular dementia, dementia with Lewy bodies, frontotemporal dementia, Korsakoff's syndrome, Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, HIV related cognitive impairment, mild cognitive impairment, and other rarer causes of dementia. The charity currently provides a network of over 2000 services in over 230 areas across England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Isle of Man. The challenge involved laying a continuous trail of coins from one end of Athol Street to the other and back again, then collecting them all up, and counting them. The task obviously required a phenomenal amount of change, and in the weeks leading up to the event KPMG staff donated generously and spent time contacting other local partners to do the same. Other Athol Street based businesses were happy to get involved, donating to the worthy cause and covering the street outside their offices in coins, and standing guard with the KPMG staff on hand. The challenge, along with a cake stand and a raffle outside of the KPMG office raised a total of £1,872.53, bringing the total raised for The Alzheimer’s Society to £27,019.60. Justine Howard, a Senior Manager from KPMG said: “We are overjoyed that we have been able to raise so much money for such a great cause. Our staff chose the charity because many of them have been touched in some way by dementia. It is a terrible disease, and we are proud to support the life changing research and support that Alzheimer’s Society does on the Isle of Man and in the wider UK.”

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Pre-School Assessment Centre Sensory Unit Complete After Two-Year Charity Campaign A sensory unit is due to open at the Pre-School Assessment Centre (PSAC) following a two-year fundraising campaign by Manx Miracles. Ahead of the official opening on 11th September, the charity and Centre, which is located in Douglas but serves the whole of the Island, have paid tribute to everyone who helped raise in excess of £200,000 needed to provide the state-of-the-art facility. The sensory unit, which adds to the other facilities in the centre, is designed to develop children’s senses, reduce anxiety and stimulate to encourage learning as well as helping to develop communication skills. Local children under five who aren’t meeting their milestones are referred to PSAC, meaning the Centre caters for a wide range of conditions, such as Cystic Fibrosis, Autism and ADHD, and provides support for children with speech delay, motor difficulties and social difficulties. Pre-School Assessment Centre head teacher Jo Radcliffe said: ‘At PSAC we

aim to help children who need additional support to build readiness for school, by improving their communication skills, resourcefulness and resilience to become more able to get the most out of their lives. Giving them a head start to join and build further opportunities in their schools is so important and this allows us to offer a higher level of training for children and staff particularly in early years. ‘We are so excited about the “Miracle Den” facility, I know it’s going to make a lot of difference to so many children. I would personally like to thank everyone who has contributed, given their precious time and resources, helped fundraise, undertaken challenges to raise money, and any other ways they have helped. We are truly grateful for all the support.’ Manx Miracles was founded by the mum of a former pupil after she witnessed the dramatic difference that the centre made to the life of her child and her entire family. The charity was established to raise money to thank Jo and her team for the wonderful work that they do.

The campaign was well supported and alongside public donations, funds were contributed by charities Manx Mencap and the Island branch of Wooden Spoon; bumping the total raised to over £200,000. To celebrate the launch of the unit and thank all those who helped, Manx Miracles and PSAC are holding an open afternoon on 12th September with drinks and cakes. Manx Miracles Trustee Damian Bird said: ‘We are thrilled that, with the help from the community, local businesses and other local charities, we have managed to meet the goal of building this fantastic facility in just two years. ‘We are so pleased to be preparing for the opening of the unit, and really wanted to hold a small event to show the Island what their generous donations have achieved and to thank personally as many supporters as we can.’ If you would like to join the celebration please contact Manx Miracles on 208020 for more information.

Rebecca's Tough Mann for Hospice Isle of Man Hospice was delighted to be the beneficiary of a kind donation of £720 recently. The money was raised through the efforts of Rebecca Michelson taking part in the Tough Mann challenge on the Island. Rebecca has strong connections with the Hospice as her grandfather, Peter Vickers was one of the founding members of the charity in 1983. She is pictured with family friend Nadene Crowther and Chief Executive of Hospice, Margaret Simpson. Nadene thanked Rebecca for her efforts for Hospice saying her grandfather would have been very proud of her. Rebecca would also like to thank her employer, Baker Tilly Isle of Man for their support. BECAUSE QUALITY MATTERS

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NEWS 16.7% Lastest figures (for 2013/14) show that E-Gaming is now the biggest sector in the Island’s economy having grown by 16.7% to 30%, overtaking the Insurance industry.

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Stobart Air ATR Turboprop planes, leased by Flybe, will be based on the Island and be operational on all IOM-London Stansted flights. Elsewhere, BA CityFlyer will be offering 3 extra flights a week to London City from the end of October.

£150,000 raised by local charity Manx Miracles in just two years for the Pre-School Assessment Centre’s Sensory Unit, which opened in September. The state-of-the-art facility is designed for under-fives who need additional support, for a wide range of physical and emotional reasons, build readiness for school.

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weeks – the length of time engineering work on 200 metres of Bircham Road in Ramsey will take to complete (*also includes a small stretch of Lezayre Road). It should be finished just in time for TT 2016.

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votes separated new Glenfaba MHK Geoffrey Boot from his rival David Talbot in the recent by-election. Constituency changes mean that Boot will be the last ever MHK for Glenfaba which will become part of Peel at next year’s general election, which will then elect two MHKs.

£2000 plus 50p per registered voter – the amount anyone who publically declares him or herself as a candidate in the 2016 general election to the House of Keys will be able to spend on their campaign, after a new bylaw came into effect last month.

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WORDS | Clare Bowie

Like it or not, attending weddings is part and parcel of life’s tedious and unbearable grind.If the day could be speeded up and edited down to a few highlights it would be so much easier to endure. Maybe, dispense with the speeches and small talk, trim back the hanging around and slip out unnoticed when you’re thoroughly cleaned out emotionally, physically and financially. If only the brides of the world were not so slow to realise that weddings are really bloody boring, we could all live happily ever after. Dear Bride... Of course, it should be about what you want; it’s your big day and you can cry if you want to, fret over favours and obsess about orchids but can you please just spare a tiny thought for your guests!

7 Things I hate most about your wedding: DURATION; IT’S JUST TOO LONG AND TOO SLOW! It’s ok to just have a good old fashioned wedding day, it doesn’t have to be a wedding weekend extravaganza that kicks off with a warm up dinner or tags on a barbecue the next day. Really? Is there anything left to say after spending approximately 10-12 hours together the day before, can I not just go home now and slag off the sartorial sins in peace? FOOD Your dress looked fantastic, I loved the floating lanterns and the doves were inspired but hold on... the food was awful when it finally came! If you invite someone for dinner it’s only polite to serve something edible, it doesn’t have to be Michelin star quality but sausage rolls with sparkly has to be a wedding won’t! INVITATIONS Your invitation is high maintenance! Yes, I’ve saved the date (thanks to your pre-invitation), tried to prop up your flimsy homemade invitation on the mantelpiece and feel like I have just booked a flight rather than sent an RSVP! I would like an aisle seat, beef rather than chicken and I have no choice but to purchase something really expensive from the cart as a present. There will also be fifteen add-on hidden charges like hen parties, various outfits for, before, during and after the big day, as well as drinks, snacks and 3D glasses for the post wedding DVD night! ENFORCED MINGLING Don’t over-think the table plans. Dare to be different and let people who know each other sit together and have a good time. Don’t stress yourself about strategic seating because no-one will make friends for life on the back of your wedding day, people just want to relax and avoid spending dinner in small talk interrogation sessions. DRESSCODE! It’s not cool to tell people what to wear. Go ahead and badger your bridesmaids, rile your ring-bearer and harang your husband- to- be but don’t tell me it, “must be monochrome” or vintage with a rustic twist. PHOTOGRAPHS Remember to laugh and ignore the photographer when he says things like, “let’s take a photograph of you and your husband playing hide and seek or peek- a-boo”. You’ll thank me for this one later when you have returned to the non wedding world of normality again. SWISS FAMILY ROBINSON Come on, how many people do you really need in your bridal party? Six bridesmaids, four flower girls, 10 ushers? Stop trying to please everyone and maybe, you know, spend some more of the budget on the food, a set of pre-prepared invitations or a sane photographer instead of 12 sets of tails. Just saying.

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MISC Slowest Marathon Shizo Kanakuri, an Olympic marathon runner from Japan holds the record for the slowest marathon time ever.

back to Japan after feeling embarrassed to return to the race following his extended break.

In 1912 when he started this race, it carried on for more than a number of days however - 54 years, 8 months, 6 days, 8 hours, 32 minutes and 20.3 seconds to be exact.

However, years later in 1967 he was invited back to Sweden to finish his race. Here’s some more maths: as the marathon was 40.2km (around 24.9 miles) and he “ran” for 479,350 hours, his average speed would be approximately 0.00005 mph - which, quite obviously, is way slower than a sloth. (But, although Kanakuri and his time are more well known than the actual marathon winner, it was sadly counted as unofficial.)

The story is that during the race he felt a little parched, so stopped at house where they gave him orange juice to quench his thirst, he then stayed for a few hours longer than he’d hoped. So instead of returning to the race he hopped on a boat

Slowest Car

Created by Peel Engineering Company in the sixties, this tiny, three-wheeled automobile is only 54 inches long, making it only just possible for one person to fit inside (barely, though). Due to its incredibly small size and weight (130 lbs - more likely to be lighter than the actual driver), the maximum speed it can reach is 28 mph.

Toujours Tingo

Many people, including you, know how frustrating it can be to be stuck behind an extremely slow driver, but if you want to be the actual slowest driver in the world, then you know what car to look out for.

Pisan zapra (Malay) the time needed to eat a banana teosammul (Estonian) the speed of a snail Pic: Shizo Kanakuri finally crossing the line.

WORDS OF WISDOM FROM GALLERY’S ANONYMOUS CORPORATE KINGPIN:

‘I hate Russian dolls, they’re so full of themselves.’

Proverb:

“Slow and steady wins the race.”

Slowest Animals

Do You Remember Dial Up? Not many of us really know what slow internet is, as gone are the days of the painful and noisy cable fueled dial up - yet these days if something doesn’t load within two seconds, we kick off and start flipping tables. Well consider yourselves lucky you don’t live in Libya, as it’s the country with the slowest internet, and for those parts of Libya that are lucky enough to have internet connection at all, 52% of their connections are running at under 256 kbps. For those of you who don’t know how slow that is, well you’ll have to take our word for it, it’s slow, basically it’s about a fifth of what we deem to be slow here. On average, the slowest speed for a reasonable connection when viewing websites, watching the occasional video clip and sending and receiving e-mails is 1500 kbps. After researching Libya’s connection in comparison to our everyday use of the internet, I’m feeling thankful for my supposedly slow internet at home.

Tortoises are widely known as being one of the world’s slowest animals, but when put into perspective, how slow are they really? Well, the average speed of a tortoise is two miles per hour, and so in turn that means it would take them approximately five hours to walk one mile. Furthermore, (with the Earth’s circumference around the equator being 24,902 miles,) it would take your average tortoise about 14 years, two months, one week, six days, three hours, 31 minutes and 33.24 seconds to walk around it once. That’s a little slow if you ask me. More or less the world’s slowest animal is the sloth, with it’s average speed being 0.15mph - on average they only walk 41 yards per day, which is less than half the length of a football field.

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look what a successful and memorable summer we’ve had supporting our Island’s events…


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THE JOANNA SIMPSON FOUNDATION FUND RAISING EVENT

The Joanna Simpson Foundation launched its first fund raising event on the Island at Portofino Restaurant on the 12th September with guest speaker, David Trickey, Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Child Trauma Specialist,

and homicide. He thanked the JSF for a donation of ÂŁ15,000 given to the Centre for pioneering work with carers and children which has proved very successful in the USA pioneered by Yale University but as yet not used in Britain.

Jo was killed by her estranged husband in 2010. The Foundation was set up by her mother, Diana Parkes, Patron, and close friend, Hetti Barkworth-Nanton, Chair, to transform the care, support and protection given to children affected by domestic abuse and homicide.

Fundraising on the day was in the persuasive hands of Sheila Dean, MD of Equiom, sponsors of the lunch. A massive ÂŁ20,000 was raised through the amazing generosity of donations, auction and raffle prizes.

Diana welcomed everyone and Hetti explained the aims of the Charity and set out the progress made from its inception. David from the Anna Freud Centre gave a powerful and first hand account of effects on children who have suffered from domestic abuse

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Sure Isle of Man Vagabonds Rugby Club celebrated its 50th anniversary on Saturday 12th September at their impressive clubhouse at Ballafletcher. The Club was formed in 1965 by schoolmaster John Timson and boys from Douglas High School.

throughout the coming season, with several functions planned, including The Christmas Dinner, match day lunches and an end of season gala dinner with guest speaker being held on 30th April at the Palace Hotel.

The celebrations were attended by founder members Mike Scott and Ray Corkhill, together with players from current mens and ladies teams, and players from all eras along with partners and guests. A wonderful dinner with fabulous food was provided by chef, ‘The Galloping Geordie’, John Pulman and his team of helpers. Vagabonds intends to continue their anniversary celebrations

Any former members wishing to attend any functions, please contact Club Chairman, Gordon Leece by phoning 492013 or by email vagagord@gmail.com

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THE WEDDING OF STUART FARAGHER & LAURA THOMSON 5TH SEPTEMBER

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MAKE IT THE SEFTON

Are you looking for a special and unique venue for your wedding ceremony? Licensed with the Isle of Man Civil Registry, The Sefton offers a choice of ceremony venues including The Atrium Water Garden. With its glass ceiling and exquisite features, this stunning location offers an unrivalled setting for your special day. Whether you imagine an intimate or large occasion, we can cater for any party size up to 120, and are happy to provide assistance on all aspects of your ceremony planning. For weddings booked between January and March 2016 there is no requirement to book bedrooms. All catering for weddings and events is provided by The Sefton’s team of experienced Chefs.

Coming soon to The Sefton... Wedding Fair Sunday 31st January 2016 Call 645501 or email samantha.gregory@seftonhotel.co.im

Sefton Hotel, Harris Promenade, Douglas, Isle of Man, IM1 2RW info@seftonhotel.co.im • 01624 645500 www.seftonhotel.co.im

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DONNA & BRIAN WOZNIAK WEDDING DAY 25TH JULY Location - Peel Cathedral | Photography - Kevin Moonan

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THE MONTHLY UPLOAD Want to win £50? All you have to do is email your entry with the subject ‘upload’ to: upload@gallery.co.im. Try to follow a time of the year theme, make the files nice and big though, about

2MB is a good size to aim for. We do try to print every photo following the guide but we can’t get them ALL on the page full-size unfortunately - they just wouldn’t fit!

£50

Winner

Tony Williams

Sue Staley

Liz Pinnell

Alison Watterson

Brian Kelly

Breashia Markillie

Beryl Quayle

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Jane Attree

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Shelley Kilpatrick

Chris Kilpatrick

Paul Kneen

Sue Staley

Jason Kinrade

Pauline Guest

Jason Mccune

Christopher Compston

William Galbraith

Audrey Guniava

Pam & Rob Preston

Tracy Nicholl-Clarke

Angela Teago

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WORDS | Suzy Holland

IMAGES | James Duggan

JAMES DUGGAN WHEN JAMES DUGGAN SAYS HIS LATEST PAINTINGS ARE HUGE, HE REALLY ISN’T JOKING. ‘FRANK’ IS OVER 12 FEET HIGH – AND THAT’S JUST HIS HEAD, PAINTED ON TO SHEETS OF ALUMINIUM. JAMES’ NEPHEW’S HEAD IS PAINTED ONTO A FULL SIZE TRAMPOLINE. BUT THIS ISN’T JUST A GIMMICK AND JAMES’ NEW EXHIBITION TRANSFORMER AT THE ISLE GALLERY ILLUSTRATES HOW HIS WORK IS CONSTANTLY EVOLVING. James, whose first post-degree exhibition was at the Sayle Gallery four years ago, has constantly developed and advanced his work and he now seems to have found his niche. In his earlier works James focussed on experimenting with traditional techniques, and then began to recycle old objects to use as frames for his smaller paintings. Around 12 months ago he began working with spray paints which has enabled him to develop his own unique visual style and also freed him up to paint on less-typical surfaces – the trampoline, aluminium and even, in ‘Cage’, an old garage door. “I’ve always been interested in my subjects, their backgrounds and their environment,” says James, “and I prefer to paint portraits of people I know and respect. For me it’s not just about painting a portrait: there is a real emotional connection, making who they are part of the finished work.”

It all sounds very deep and philosophical, but James is always aware of where his subjects have come from and how they’ve ended up where they are. Every work in Transformer has a story and these stories are told both through the actual portraits – ‘Frank’ apparently looks more like Frank than Frank does – and the found objects which James uses as his ‘canvas’. James’s nephew, ‘the Pickle’, loves trampolining and James was able to find an old, preloved trampoline to use for this very loving portrait. And it is no accident that the ridges of the garage door used for ‘Cage’ suggest a cell window – or that the subject appears to be glaring out from behind the bars like the cage fighter he once was. Although there are some smaller works in the exhibition, it is the large scale portraits which, inevitably, take both actual and emotional centre stage. All these works in Transformer have been lovingly taken apart and reconstructed to fit the gallery space, and it won’t come as a surprise to learn that James’s inspiration is the work of world-famous street artists such as Alexis Diaz, Meggs, OS Gemeos and Aryz.

“I saw the scale of their murals in New York, Oslo and London and the impact they had on everyone who walked past, and I was inspired to begin experimenting with both spray paint and scale,” says James. “I’d love to do similar work on the Island, but a full-length portrait of Frank, to the scale of the portrait in Transformer, would fit nicely on a three storey building! So if anyone reading this has got an old wall or gable end they’d like painting with an original work of art, they can contact me via the Isle Gallery and let’s talk.” James Duggan is a definitely a one-off – the scale and experimental nature of his work isn’t being echoed by anyone else on the Island and eventually his ambitions will, he hopes, take him further afield. But for now, anyone interested in how James would like to transform the cultural landscape of Isle of Man with his cuttingedge street art should head to Transformer - on at the Isle Gallery, Tynwald Mills from 11 October to 1 November.

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PHOTO COMPETITION

YOUNG PHOTOGRAPHERS WANTED FOR CHARITY CALENDAR WINNER

Sarah Bucknall Age 15

You could win up to ÂŁ200

to buy photographic equipment every month in 2015 Amy Lawton age 9, and Elle Kirkham age 8 with parents and members of the Preservation of the Manx Countryside and Environment receiving winners prizes for the months of August and September.

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OCT 2015 FINALIST

Deadline for the November entries is the 18th October

Amy Lawton Age 9

Katie Birdsall Age 14

Alexander Turnbull Age 11

Megan Age 16

How to enter

Sonja Shaw Age 12

Open to anyone aged 18 or under. Email your photographs to calendarcomp@gallery.co.im Photographs will be displayed monthly in Gallery Magazine during 2015. Photographs must be HIGH RES, 300DPI AND 4MB IN SIZE. For full details go to: www.gallery.co.im/young-photographers-wanted For more information about the Society for the Preservation of the Manx Countryside & Environment (Charity No. 391) and to join, email: manxfaragher@yahoo.com or phone: John on 07624 417119. BECAUSE QUALITY MATTERS There is also a facebook group www.facebook.com/groups/iomspmce

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ARTICULATE

//MANX MUSEUM, DOUGLAS//

A collaboration between Isle of Man College, Manx National Heritage and Isle of Man Arts Council, this exhibition presents the work of five IOM College HND art students inspired by the Arts Council Loan Collection. The Loan Collection, consisting of contemporary paintings, photographs and prints, is one of the foremost collections in the British Isles and this exhibition showcases selected pieces from the collection in digital form, alongside original works from the students using painting, photography, sculpture, installation, digital and mixed media. www.manxnationalheritage.im

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CONTEMPORARY ART

//HODGSON LOOM GALLERY, LAXEY//

A three way contemporary exhibition featuring landscapes and portraits from local artists Max Aitken, Howard Shimmin and Pauline Quaye. www.facebook.com/HodgsonLoomGallery

03.10.2015

THE RACHEL HAIR TRIO

//CENTENARY CENTRE, PEEL//

One of Scottish folk music’s most recognised, much-loved Celtic/folk bands, the Rachel Hair Trio make a long awaited return to the Isle of Man, where Rachel herself teaches harp to local students. Tickets £12 from: www.rachelhair.com/shop

Celtic Gold (Peel), Shakti Man (Ramsey), Thomson Travel (Port Erin) www.sayle. gallery

www.facebook.com/saylegallery

Now – 04.10.2015

JULIE ANNE DENTON

//ISLE GALLERY, TYNWALD MILLS//

A welcome return to the Island for this popular Manx artist who is now living and working in Switzerland. A stunning selection of cutting edge conceptual glass works. www.theislegallery.com www.facebook.com/theislegallery

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LORIENT REPRISED

//SAYLE GALLERY, DOUGLAS//

A selection of works from the four local artists who represented the Isle of Man at the Festival Interceltique de Lorient in August. Includes work by Eileen Schaer,

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Juan Moore, Julie Roberts and Will Sutton. This pop-up exhibition runs in the Sayle Gallery shop area alongside ‘Twelve’ by Charlotte Jane Henry. www.sayle.gallery

17.10-28.11.2015

SECRET TREASURES: MODERN BRITISH AND IRISH ART ON THE ISLE OF MAN //MANX MUSEUM, DOUGLAS//

www.studio42gallery.co.uk

An exhibition of works by leading British and Irish artists drawn from private collections in the Isle of Man. Curated by international aucation house, Christies and hosted by the Isle of Man Arts Council and Manx National Heritage this is a unique opportubity for a wider audience to see these usually hidden treasures.

Now – 10.01.2016

Entrance free – donations welcome.

//HOUSE OF MANANNAN, PEEL//

www.manxnationalheritage.im

NOW – 14.11.2015 ANOTHER VIEW

//STUDIO 42, PORT ST MARY//

Work from local artist Julie Collins.

DUSTY SEES IT THROUGH

To mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two, Manx National Heritage presents a number of popular illustrator and cartoonist Harold ‘Dusty’ Miller’s wartime cartoons which offer a unique perspective on the war. Each cartoon in the exhibition is shown alongside a commentary explaining the background events from which he drew his inspiration.

NOW – 08.11.2015 HISTORY IN HEELS

//NATIONAL HERITAGE SITES, ISLAND-WIDE//

Admission is free.

History in Heels takes a fresh and surprising approach to some of the remarkable Island women and their stories – not as an exhibition but as teasing interventions and events taking place at seven of our sites during 2015.

www.manxnationalheritage.im

www.manxnationalheritage.im

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LIVE STREAMING/ENCORE EVENTS There is a full programme of live and encore streaming of significant theatre, ballet and opera from the National Theatre, the Royal Ballet and the Royal Opera House this autumn.

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//THE SAYLE GALLERY, DOUGLAS//

A solo exhibition of paintings and sketches from Charlotte Jane Henry’s Island Calendar. www.sayle.gallery www.facebook.com/saylegallery

10.10.2015

AN EVENING OF BURLESQUE //CENTENARY CENTRE, PEEL//

A live show full of feathers, fun, froufrou and fabulous ladies. Compered by Madame Zuri Arrosa and introducing burlesque dancer Miss Dee Dee and the Ladies of Burlesque dance troupe. As a special treat, the Peel City WI (Peel Belles) will also be making an appearance.

Full details can be found on www.villagaiety. com (for screenings at The Studio Theatre, Ballakermeen High School, Douglas) and at www.kwc.im/kings-court-theatre-livestreaming for screenings at the new Kings Court Theatre at King Williams College. October’s theatre offerings include The Importance of Being Earnest, Henry V, and Benedict Cumberbatch as Hamlet on 15 October (and due to popular demand an encore screening of this on the following evening at The Studio Theatre).

Tickets: £12.50. www.centenerycentre.com www.facebook.com/burlesqueIOM

11.10-01.11.15.2015 TRANSFORMER

//ISLE GALLERY, TYNWALD MILLS//

Solo exhibition of monumental new work from local artist James Duggan, whose latest work draws on his interest in street art and his new found love of spray paint. Not to be missed. www.theislegallery.com www.facebook.com/theislegallery www.facebook.com/jamesduggan

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HISTORY IN HEELS IS UNLOCKED

IMMERSIVE HISTORICAL THEATRE AT THE HOUSE OF MANANNAN

Not so Hall Caine! Join us and follow in the footsteps of the women who made Mann in an immersive theatrical journey ‘Labyrinth: History in Heels Unlocked’ encountering Isle of Man women and their kaleidoscopic stories. Part of this year’s History in Heels project, this immersive promenade theatre performance will reveal secrets and stories of the remarkable women of Mann. Emerging from the shadows will be political campaigners, Viking royalty, formidable women who underpinned the tourist economy, bad girls, fast women and forgotten pioneers.

The House of Manannan in Peel closes its doors to the public and becomes the stage for this exclusive performance with the Labyrinth: History in Action players. Visitors are advised to wear sensible footwear (heels not required!) and are advised that it is an active and fast-moving performance which will involve walking on uneven pathways, confined spaces and low lighting levels. Tickets are £12 Adult or £6 Student/Child and are available from the House of Manannan Shop or www.manxnationalheritage.im.

LABYRINTH History in Action players imaginatively interpret real stories from historic Manx National Heritage archives and transform them into moving, empowering or sometimes comical performances. In the past few year’s Labyrinth Unlocked performances have been a sell-out. The yearlong women’s history project History in Heels has seen pop-up displays and events at seven venues around the Island - the Manx Museum, House of Manannan, Castle Rushen, The Old House of Keys, The Old Grammar School, Cregneash and The Grove. This October is the last chance to see many of these displays as many sites close on the 1 November and 8 November. History in Heels proudly marks the centenary of the National Federation of Women’s institutes. A pop up for the Isle of Man WI is on display at the House of Manannan. Standard admission charges to venues apply and please check site opening times before you visit.

IT IS AN ODD THING THAT WOMAN PLAYS NEXT TO NO PART WHATEVER IN THE HISTORY OF THE ISLAND. Writer: Hall Caine, 1891

6 - 8 NOVEMBER 2015 HOUSE OF MANANNAN An immersive journey following in the footsteps of the women who made Mann. An exclusive theatre experience.

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NEW EXHIBITION OF MANX CARTOONIST DUSTY MILLER’S WORK TO OPEN AT HOUSE OF MANANNAN IN SEPTEMBER To mark the 70th anniversary of the end of the Second World War, Manx National Heritage will present a number of Harold ‘Dusty’ Miller’s wartime cartoons, in a new temporary exhibition called ‘Dusty Sees It Through’ which opened at the House of Manannan in September 2015. ‘Dusty’ was for many years a popular illustrator and cartoonist with the Isle of Man Times. Thanks to the generosity of members of Dusty’s family, Manx National Heritage is privileged to hold within its collections a large number of his original drawings. These cartoons offer a unique perspective on the Second World War, as it was seen from the Isle of Man. Dusty was sometimes scathing in his portrayal of incompetent local authorities, but his pen ranged far and wide – Hitler and Mussolini were also frequent targets of his wit. Each cartoon will be shown alongside a commentary, explaining the background events from which Dusty drew his inspiration. The exhibition runs until January 2016 and admission is free.

THEATREFEST15 ASKS THE QUESTION: WHO IS JIMMY MAC? Who is Jimmy Mac? Or should the question be: Who does Jimmy Mac think he is? Jimmy Mac is the new musical comedy by Stuart Brayson who wrote From Here To Eternity with Sir Tim Rice receiving its world premiere at the Gaiety Theatre on October 10 as part of the TheatreFest15 programme. So who is this elusive Jimmy Mac? Jimmy would answer without a shadow of a doubt: ‘I am a ladies man, a romantic, a sensitive soul, a poet even.’ The ladies in his life would, however, totally disagree. Misogynist, egotist, in fact if the word has got an ‘ist’ in it then it probably fits Jimmy to a tee. In this new very funny show about modern relationships we follow the life and journey, ups and downs of the lazy dreamer Jimmy Mac through four contrasting love affairs with four totally contrasting women. First up is Sharon, the lonely homebody and homemaker; all she wants is a man who will come home at the end of the day and treat her well. Then comes Chantal, a headstrong French dancer with ambitious plans. All she wants is a man who will make her dreams of fame come true. Then we meet Alice. Alice is a well-to-do opinionated woman of class and

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breeding. All she wants is a man who will shock her father and provide her with a little light interlude before she settles down with some duke or viscount. And finally Lucy, a sweet natured nurse who sees only the good in everyone and only wants to support her man through both the good and bad times. Jimmy’s life is on trial and the women in his life are both judge and jury in this surreal, madcap, melodic, musical feast. Which woman will win the day and the heart of our would-be Don Juan? The whole story is told via music and dance featuring around 20 new Stuart Brayson compositions. The cast list brings together West End professionals and local artists. The role of Jimmy is played by West End star Simon Gordon, the lead in Stuart Brayson’s musical King Pit and a finalist on Andrew Lloyd Weber’s search for a star show Superstar on ITV. TheatreFest15 is a five-year project encouraging new work for the theatre and is a partnership between the Isle of Man Arts Council and the National Operatic and Dramatic Association (NODA). Jimmy Mac is at the Gaiety Theatre on Saturday October 10.

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FILM FESTIVAL 2015 - IT'S A WRAP

Christy De Haven (back to us) with Jim Gillespie

Roger Dean

Goonies under the stars

Future Shorts - Mothers Ts, Laxey

David, Sam and Theo from Evade Heron Films winners of 3 awards for ‘Billy the Kid’

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Sir John Hurt

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Take Down director Jim Gillespie

From humble beginnings as a small local short film festival just four years ago, the Isle of Man Film Festival is making waves on the film festival circuit, and filmmakers around the globe now have the Island on their radar. And whatever your interest in film, there was something for you during six days in September. Screen legend Sir John Hurt was a fascinating, humorous and generally all-round nice guy in conversation with Mark Kermode at the Gaiety, when he entertained the audience with insights from his long and lustrous career. Even the weather played ball for the screening of The Goonies under the stars at the Douglas Head amphitheatre which went off without a hitch - or a drop of rain. Artist Roger Dean enthralled and entertained a packed audience at Noa Bakehouse. Screenings of the of Future Shorts programme were sold out in Douglas, Laxey and Port St Mary. 

The locally-made, soon-to-be released, Pinewood film Take Down was screened for the first time, with a Q&A session with its director Jim Gillespie. The Festival – and the Island - played host to film makers from all over Europe, many of whose films were shortlisted in the International Short Film awards. From over 100 entries just one of these, Billy the Kid, swept the board, winning ‘Best Short Comedy’, was voted the audience favourite and received the ultimate accolade - Mark Kermode's own choice as 'Best of the Fest'. In true Oscars style, the organisers thanked: the stars, the sponsors, the visitors, the winners, all the competition entrants, the backstage crew, the volunteers and everyone who supported any of the events.

ISLAND SET TO FEATURE IN BBC’S COUNTRYSIDE 999

COUNCIL WELCOMES NEW TRAMWAY WEBSITE

The Isle of Man Ambulance and Paramedic Service is set to feature in the upcoming fourth series of the fly-on-the wall documentary series Countryside 999, produced by the BBC.

Douglas Borough Council has welcomed the launch of a new website devoted to the horse tram service.

Filming is currently taking place on the Island with a self-filming producer/ director following ambulance crews. Footage will be captured using a small camera to avoid any disruption or inconvenience for emergency services and patients. Island residents can be assured that the BBC only features patients and relatives on the programme who have given their consent.

Created by independent volunteer community group Friends of Douglas Bay Horse Tramway, that traces the history of the service from its origins in 1876 and provides details of the tramcar fleet and the horses - including a ‘trammers’ gallery’ - along with the current timetable and fares. www.friendsofdbht.org | www.douglas.gov.im

The factual programme celebrates the work of the emergency services in rural and remote areas of Britain. BECAUSE QUALITY MATTERS

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ISLE OF MAN STEAM PACKET COMPANY SUPPORTS MANX ARTIST’S HOMECOMING EXHIBITION The Isle of Man Steam Packet Company is supporting the homecoming exhibition of Manx artist Julie Anne Denton. Work by the former Courtyard Gallery Artist in Residence is currently being displayed at the Isle Gallery in Tynwald Mills, St John’s, for four weeks from 13th September. The Steam Packet Company agreed to transport the artwork for the exhibition to and from the Island for free. This will be Julie Anne’s first solo exhibition in the Isle of Man since she moved to Zurich, Switzerland, in 2009. Since then, she has been working as an artist and designer, lecturing and exhibiting across Europe, and has won a series of prestigious prizes. Most recently she has been engaged in the architectural industry creating solid glass sandcast panels for interior and exterior spaces, currently focusing on a central art space in Berlin. She is also continuing her work towards completing a PhD in glass techniques and their conceptual applications. Before relocating, Julie Anne was commissioned by Manx National Heritage to create an exact reproduction of the Pagan Lady Necklace, which is displayed in the Manx Museum. She also created work for the British Craft room at Liberty of London, and was commissioned by the Tate to create a jewellery line based on the work of Turner, Whistler and Monet.

CHRISTIE’S TO GUEST CURATE FIRST EXHIBITION IN THE ISLE OF MAN Christie’s is to guest curate its first exhibition in the Isle of Man this autumn in collaboration with the Isle of Man Arts Council and Manx National Heritage. Secret Treasures: Modern British & Irish Art on the Isle of Man will run from Saturday October 17th to Saturday November 28th at the Manx Museum and will feature some 40 20th century Modern British and Irish works in private collections in the island, lent expressly for the exhibition. Sponsored by Rossborough Private Clients in association with AIG Private Clients Secret Treasures builds on the success of Island of Culture 2014, the year-long celebration of the island’s cultural past, present and future led by the Isle of Man Arts Council. Among the works to be exhibited are Self Portrait by Sir Stanley Spencer RA (1891-1959), The Bathing Huts, St Palais by John Duncan Fergusson (1874-1961)and an instantly recognisable work by Laurence Stephen Lowry RA (1887-1976), Old Houses, an image of which has been selected by Christie’s to serve as the cover for the Secret Treasures catalogue.

ISLE OF MAN POST OFFICE PRESTIGE BOOKLET CELEBRATES LONG REIGN OF HM QUEEN ELIZABETH II Isle of Man Post Office is celebrating the reign of HM Queen Elizabeth II, due to become Britain’s longest reigning Monarch on 9 September 2015, with the launch of a prestige booklet containing two full sets of eight beautifully rendered stamps. Released on the momentous day, this luxurious 24 page booklet celebrates the life and service of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. The prestige booklet, coin and other stamps products entitled “Pomp and Circumstance” are available at www.iompost.com.

Christie’s head of Modern British and Irish Art André Zlattinger said: ‘We’re enormously excited about this unique opportunity to curate our first exhibition in the Isle of Man. We’re also extremely grateful to the private collectors in the island who have made the exhibition possible, by generously agreeing to lend their paintings and share them with a wider audience. ‘Secret Treasures will bring works by some of the foremost artists from the 20th century out from behind usually closed doors and offer the general public a rare insight into a genre of art with universal appeal.’ Secret Treasures: Modern British & Irish Art on the Isle of Man will run from Saturday October 17th to Saturday November 28th at the Manx Museum, Kingswood Grove, Douglas. 01624 648000. (Entry free). www.christies.com | www.manxnationalheritage.im | www.gov.im/artscouncil

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WOMEN Look to 1960s icons Twiggy and Patty Boyd for style inspo in mini’s + masculine footwear. Don a chunky sole to create a contradicting look against paisley prints or opt for an over the knee style for a more femme feel. A classic Fred Perry polo is a wardrobe staple this season, effortlessly proclaiming your alternative style with that oh so recognisable Laurel Wreath and whilst you’re there, don’t be shy to layer a turtle neck knit under whatever you can!

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Think understated and effortless this month in soft tan and camel hues. Style yourself comfortably with slouchy outerwear and jumpers in green and grey tones. Finish your look off with fitted jeans or chinos, still baring a little ankle in suede loafers

ROLL NECK JUMPER BURTON £22

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After spring’s crisp utilitarian feel and su er s e enties lo e affair fashion takes a turn into darker territory for autumn - with a couple of notable exceptions.

THINK PINK

The new black? That’ll be pink. Palest, prettiest, pastel pink - as seen at Fendi, Alexander McQueen, Pringle, Prada, Marni... the list goes on. Considering fashionistas aren’t, on the whole, known for embracing this feminine shade, it’ll be interesting to see how widely it’s adopted this autumn. Not sure yourself? Try a dinky pink purse for starters. Before you know it, you’ll be lusting after a blush-toned Prada trouser suit. Try the trend: Radley Portman Small Zip-Top Cross Body Bag in Dusty Pink, £139 (www.radley.co.uk)

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Don’t ditch your boho blouses and flares yet, because the Seventies trend is sticking around, albeit warmed up for winter. Similarly, traditional outerwear tropes like tweed get a seasonal shake up, and gothic Victorian vibes undergo a revamp, while Eighties influences are felt in the evening wear department. But in contrast to all the moody hues, the undisputed shade of the season is actually a sweet, pale pastel. Read on to discover the colours, cuts and catwalkdecreed styles you’ll be shopping this season...

Giles Deacon’s AW15 collection of smoky gowns, highnecked blouses and huge Elizabethan ruff collars has informed an inordinate number of high street collections. Design teams have run wild with a mix of historical references, from sweet ivory Victoriana dresses for day, to strict gothic frocks for evening. A black lace blouse is a key piece, and one that also meshes nicely with the prevailing Seventies trend.

REGAL RETRO

Try the trend: Definitions Lace Collar Blouse, £35 (Very.co.uk)

SEVENTIES FREEZE

Yep, the Seventies trend rocks on, summer’s diaphanous fabrics making way for a more wintry outlook. Think faux-fur gilets, felt floppybrimmed hats, slouchy cardigans and lots of corduroy. Burberry led the way on the catwalks, with brown suede fringed coats, capes and bags - a pair of slouchy suede over-the-knees is also a must to complete your boho reboot. Try the trend: Multi Faux Fur Gilet, £59; Long Sleeve Floral Peasant. Top, £26; Straight Leg Jeans, £20; Fedora Hat, £16 (www.mandco.com) ISLE OF MAN PREMIER MAGAZINE


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TRY THE TREND: Where Hedi Slimane goes, the fash pack follows, and for AW15, Mr Trendsetter scooted forward a decade on from his spring disco fling.

Do you feel more fearless about your fashion choices as you get older?

Abbey by Abbey Clancy Suede Clutch Bag, £28, and Suede Fringe Sandal, £30 (www.matalan.co.uk)

:: STYLE STEAL Abbey Clancy looked sensational whenever she shimmied in tasselled frocks on the Strictly dance floor, so it’s no surprise her latest accessories collection features a healthy dose of fringing. The brown heels and clutch bag are a snip - and they’re real suede too...

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TRY THE TREND: Miss Selfridge Long Sleeve Navy Lace Up Tunic, £35 (www. missselfridge.com)

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Tweeds and Lorraine Kelly checks often Quilted PU Biker Coat, return for £85 (www.jdwilliams. winter, but this co.uk) season these trad fabrics have been patchworked and reworked to great effect. At Topshop Unique, English country classics like duffle coats and pinafores were reimagined for urbanites, while at House of Holland and Preen, houndstooth and plaid were given a modern spin.

Research by classic fashion brand Carr & Westley reveals that while more than half of women (59%) say they feel more confident in their clothing the older they get, most over60s (82%) say they feel neglected by high street retailers. A third say they want better fitting garments, while a quarter also want a greater range of styles. Meanwhile, the survey of 1,000 women found that nearly half of over-65s and 15% of over-70s are turning to online shopping at least once a month to get their fashion fix.

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EIGHTIES EXCESS Preen Edition Dress, £75 (in store midSeptember, www. debenhams.com)

Belted bodycon frocks, fishnets and rara skirts all featured, with Oscar de la Renta, Versace and Balmain sending out glittering Eighties party girls too. All that skintight sparkle may seem a bit much right now, but come party season, it’ll all make sense.

:: OVER THE KNEE Actress Emily Ratajkowski has got us wishing that winter would hurry up this week, in her cosy roll-neck and over-the-knee boots combo while promoting new movie, We Are Your Friends. Suede OTKs are an essential building block for your new season wardrobe, so invest now to optimise your cost-perwear ratio.

Now here’s an autumn trend that started from the ground up. Giambattista Valli and Gucci both sent models out in dance shoe-inspired lace-up booties and, ever since, eyelets and drawstrings have been a feature on the high street and the red carpet. More S&M than sportswear, this trend is set to take hold this season, with low-cut lace-up tops and dresses all over the shops right now.

: LIKE A MOVIE STAR Jake Gyllenhaal scaled new heights of red carpet sophistication at the premiere of his latest film, Everest, proving that a black velvet jacket doesn’t have to be reserved for the dead of winter. Make like a movie star yourself in Jigsaw’s Slim-fit Tailored Jacket, £249, in store in October (www.jigsaw-online.com).

:: Leather Over The Knee Slouch Boots, £110 (www.next.co.uk)

:: GUILT FREE With the Great British Bake Off back on our screens again, thoughts turn to tasty cakes and naughty treats. Indulge guiltfree with Marc Cain’s sweet macaron-covered Silk Satin Skirt, £139 (www.marc-cain. com).

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n 2007, Kate Fletcher of the Centre for Sustainable Fashion in the UK coined the term ‘Slow Fashion’ as an antithesis to fast fashion culture. Trends change with the seasons, and this one-in-one-out approach drives down the price and quality of garments, which might seem like a bonus, even though we often end up buying things we don’t really want or need. But who cares when it’s this cheap – right?

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WHILE YOU MAY BE PAYING LESS, FAST FASHION COMES WITH A HIDDEN PRICE TAG, AND IT’S OUR ENVIRONMENT AND THE WORKERS IN THE SUPPLY CHAIN THAT ARE ULTIMATELY PAYING THE PRICE.

Slow Fashion is a movement which, contrary to the name, is gaining momentum. It encourages us to embrace sustainable fashion solutions and eschew overconsumption, emphasising quality over quantity, and awareness of the entire clothing manufacturing process. According to the Danish Fashion Institute, the fashion industry is the second-highest polluting industry behind oil. ISLE OF MAN PREMIER MAGAZINE


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Fossil fuels are often used in textile and garment production and transportation, and even fresh water reservoirs are diminishing having been overused for cotton crop irrigation. These issues are leading to droughts, desertification and pollution – and human labour within the supply chain is also a contentious issue. ON 24TH APRIL 2013, A GARMENT FACTORY AT RANA PLAZA IN BANGLADESH COLLAPSED. OVER 1,000 WORKERS DIED, AND THE INCIDENT EXPOSED HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS FACED BY WORKERS IN THE NAME OF FAST FASHION. Each year on 24th April, Fashion Revolution Day aims to raise awareness of the Slow Fashion movement by asking people to wear an item of clothing inside out, and share a photo on social media with the hashtag #whomademyclothes. Slow Fashion asks us to embrace eco-friendly clothing solutions, but that doesn’t have to mean making socks out of your own hair or tying a belt around a bin bag and calling it an ethical tunic; it’s about sustainability, ethics, the environment, and making conscious shopping decisions.

A GROWING NUMBER OF FAMILIAR FASHION NAMES ARE EMBRACING THE MOVEMENT – HERE ARE JUST SOME OF THE MANY SLOW FASHION BRANDS YOU’LL LIKELY RECOGNISE FROM THE HIGH STREET, LOCALLY, AND ONLINE… FAT FACE… Fat Face requires its producers to abide by a company-wide Code of Conduct, and works with suppliers to make sure their workers are treated fairly. MONSOON… Monsoon is committed to ethical trading and regularly checks that factories are abiding by its minimum requirements on working conditions, pay and employment rights. WINDSOR & WALES… Isle of Man-based Windsor & Wales sources quality materials from premier manufacturers across the British Isles, and prides itself on its transparent production process. H&M… H&M’s Conscious collection brings sustainable fashion to the high street, featuring garments made out of hemp, organic linen and organic leather. ASOS AFRICA… ASOS Africa promotes growth and empowerment in Africa, and supports artisans and larger producers across the continent. SHAKTI MAN… Local company Shakti Man supports aims to raise awareness of sustainable trading solutions that have a positive impact on people, places and the environment.

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Are your sweet smile lines swiftly becoming crow’s feet? Say goodbye to puffiness, dark circles and wrinkles with this nifty retinol treatment, designed to work in harmony with the delicate eye area.

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This powerful treatment cream accelerates skin renewal to slow down the ageing process– all whilst you sleep. Banish uneven skin tone and dis-colouration to reveal an enviably toned and hydrated complexion.

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Anti-ageing Eyeshadow Primer Potion

As you get older your make up stops staying put, it works its way south, stopping at the nearest wrinkle. Fear not, you just need to get savvy with primers. This anti-ageing potion promises a smoother application, all-day colour and crease-free shadow.

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Rich in marine minerals and plant extracts, this rich daily cream will smooth out any unwanted wrinkles, whilst enhancing the contours of your face and neck.

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Minimise the appearance of fine lines and perceptible pores in a jiffy with this silky, lightweight balm. The translucent oil-free formula not only complements all skin tones, it protects the skin from free radicals.

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The white powdery petrol that fuels most of our days is the next substance to be hitting our headlines. It is the cocaine of our households and the woodworm to our diets. Whether it be the 11am Kit Kat, a habit never broken from the school playground, or the tub of Ben and Jerry’s to get you through a breakup, it’s irresistibleness breaks us at every shop checkout. Over time, sugar has industrialised our nation, been used as a weapon of war, energised our armies, and in 1791 its sales were boycotted in a protest to abolish slavery. Without it we wouldn’t have Charlie and the Chocolate factory, but we would have a happier healthy Nation. Increased sugar consumption has a direct link to obesity, high blood pressure, liver disease, cholesterol, tooth decay and diabetes. This bad boy causes dull skin, fatigue, sleep deprivation, headaches, mood swings and is highly addictive. But, every good girl likes a bad boy once in a while.

A glass of orange juice to kick start your five a day? Not only are you missing out on the fibre you get when eating an orange, you are guzzling down a whopping 22g of sugar in a 200ml portion. That is nearly four times the new recommended daily allowance. In one glass! Certain brands of fat-free fruit yoghurts are no better with 21g per portion (over three times the

We need sugar in our diets but only a fraction of what we are currently consuming. The World Health Organisation is quickly realising the devil of our diets. The recommended daily allowance currently stands at 70g for a man and 50g for a woman; drastically being reduced to a mere 6g. The hidden sugar from an average microwave meal, a 70’s revelation to free the housewife from the kitchen chains, could contain your whole daily allowance. And if you didn’t know it was there this deception can have serious consequences.

Overconsumption of any food, when the energy it provides is not burnt off, results in a conversion to fat, stored by the body for when we are lacking in energy a pretty clever caveman tool! I state the obvious when I say: if you eat too much sugar, you are going to get fat.

It is this hidden sugar that is the problem. We need energy to live, this energy is measured by calories; it is the wood to our fire. Overconsumption of any food, when the energy it provides is not burnt off, results in a conversion to fat, stored by the body for when we are lacking in energy - a pretty clever caveman tool! I state the obvious when I say: if you eat too much sugar, you are going to get fat. Sugar is obviously not the sole problem. If you eat too much fat or carbohydrate, you will experience similar health problems. The thing with sugar is, it is hidden in almost all foods, most people are not even aware of the scary stuff lurking in all corners of their kitchen cupboards. BECAUSE QUALITY MATTERS

bleached so effectively less chemical processing. Thanks to bees we have honey, full of antibacterial and antiviral properties (if you buy it raw). However, we tend to use more of it than normal white sugar even though it is sweeter and of a higher density. It has more calories and a similar carbohydrate structure. Maple syrup, in the same way as honey is unprocessed

recommended daily allowance). And while a certain smoothie company has branded themselves as a healthy choice, a can of ‘full fat’ coke contains a third of the amount of sugar, which is equivalent to 3.5 Krispy Kreme Original Glazed Donuts - not so ‘innocent’ after all.

and has redeeming properties; but at the end of the day, our body treats all sugar in the same way. Whether it is a cube in your tea or agave on your porridge. It is not recommended to substitute table sugar with any other sugar, even if natural sugars may be slightly healthier.

White rice, bread, ketchup, milk, sushi and dried fruit are some other unlikely culprits. Hidden by manufactures to increase shelf life and taste, the worst criminals are ready-made meals and low-fat foods. If you think a swap to low-fat is a healthier choice, think again. The lack of natural fat reduces flavour and so sugar or artificial sweetener is used as a substitute. It may not be in a language recognisable to you, but anything ending in –‘ose’ is a good key: dextrose, fructose, maltose and sucrose to name a few.

All year round there are temptations. Living on a little island, what could be a nicer way to spend an afternoon than licking a dripping Mr. Whippy on the beach. We cannot be held responsible for the sugar hidden in our food but taking precautions (along with applying your sunscreen) will pay off. There is no need to go cold turkey (although this is very low in sugar, fat and high in protein), just be aware of the little devil lurking where you least expect him.

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black pepper

2 large aubergines 8 ripe tomatoes

For the onion jam:

3 large courgettes, cut into

3 1/2tbsp olive oil

5mm slices

3 1/2tbsp red wine vinegar

Olive oil, for drizzling

500g red onions, halved

4 x 170g red mullet fillets,

and sliced

pin-boned and scaled

1tbsp thyme leaves

1tsp lemon thyme leaves

1tbsp light muscovado

(ordinary thyme if lemon

sugar

isn’t available)

3 garlic cloves, grated

1tsp oregano leaves

Finely grated zest of 1

Flaky sea salt, to finish

lemon

Pierce the aubergines all over with a sharp knife, put them on to a plate and cover with cling film. Microwave them on full power for 8-10 minutes, until they are very soft in the middle. If you don’t have a microwave, place the pierced aubergines on a baking tray and bake at 200C/Gas Mark 6 for 45 minutes to one hour, depending on their size. Keep an eye on them, as you want them to be just fluffy in the middle and for the flesh to be as pale as possible. Cool then cut them in half lengthways, scoop out the flesh, mash with a fork and season. Make the onion jam. Pour the olive oil and vinegar into a large saucepan with the onions, thyme and sugar and cook over a medium heat for 40-50 minutes, until the onions are soft and have an almost jammy consistency. Stir from time to time and make sure the mixture doesn’t catch on the bottom. Remove from the heat and add the garlic and lemon zest. Mix the onion jam into the mashed-up aubergine and spoon this into the bottom of an ovenproof serving dish.

Preheat the oven to 180C/Gas Mark 4. Prepare a bowl of iced water and place it by the hob. Bring a large saucepan of water to the boil and drop in the tomatoes - count to ten, then remove and plunge them into the iced water. Peel the skins from the tomatoes and slice them into 5mm slices. Layer the tomatoes and courgettes on top of the aubergine and onion mixture in lines, or one by one, or just randomly. Drizzle on some olive oil and season. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Remove from the oven and put the fillets of red mullet on top, skin-side up. Return to the oven and bake for eight to 10 minutes, until the fish is cooked. Sprinkle on the lemon thyme and oregano and season with flaky sea salt. Serve immediately.

LAMB LEG STEAKS WITH MINT AND APPLE CIDER SAUCE (Serves 2)

You will need: 2 large organic lamb leg steaks, each weighing about 300g and about 2cm thick, at room temperature 2-3tbsp olive oil Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper For the sauce: 60ml apple cider vinegar 2tbsp honey, or maple or agave syrup 1 large handful of mint leaves Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper Sprinkle the steaks with a good pinch of sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, then rub on both sides with the olive oil. Set aside. To make the sauce, put the vinegar and honey in a small saucepan over low heat and bring to a gentle boil. Remove from the heat, then add the mint and a pinch of sea salt and freshly ground black pepper. Stir well, then cover with a lid - this helps the flavours to really mix together. Heat a chargrill pan or frying pan over high heat. Cook the lamb for three minutes on each side for medium-rare. Leave to rest for five minutes. Carve the lamb and serve drizzled with the sauce.

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WORDS | Anne Berry | The Wine Cellar

THE SLOW FOOD MOVEMENT WAS STARTED IN 1989 BY CARLO PETRINI IN NORTHERN ITALY. INITIALLY IT WAS JUST ABOUT ITALIAN FOOD BUT HAS SPREAD WORLDWIDE. The original aim was to defend regional traditions, and to promote good food and the enjoyment of it. Consumers were encouraged to take time to consider where the food has come from, how it is made and then to really appreciate it. The philosophy is about striving for food that is good (healthy and delicious), clean (produced sustainably) and fair (social justice should be pursued through conditions of labour and respect for cultural traditions). Slow wines follow the same principles, and use the same slogan; “good, clean and fair”.

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he Gambero Rosso (Italy’s best known wine guide) was published alongside The Slow Food Guide for several years before The Slow Wine Guide was introduced in 2010. A slow wine producer believes that great wine is made in the vineyard and that chemical use should be kept to a bare minimum, if used at all. Slow wines are characterful and express a sense of local identity (terroir), the climate, soil and grape variety.

These are completely different from mass produced manufactured wines that have been manipulated and enhanced in the winery in order to meet a specific flavour profile demanded by big organisations.

Having no children, he found a successor in Trento wine shop owner, Bruno Lunelli, and the winery is now under the management of the third generation of the Lunelli family, who are keeping the Ferrari dream alive.

The Slow Wine Guide currently features only Italian wineries. The assessors visit each one and do not simply judge how the wine tastes. They also look at the artisanal techniques, environmental sustainability, expression of terroir, value for money and the ability to condense history and identity into a glass. Last year it became Italy’s best selling wine guide, taking over from the Gambero Rosso.

Marcello, Matteo, Camilla and Alessandro lead the company with the aim of combining innovation and tradition, taking Ferrari around the world as ambassadors of the Italian Art of Living.

A winery that has always featured is Ferrari in Trento in northern Italy. It was established in 1902 by Giulio Ferrari, when he recognised the quality of the land in the region and soon received major international accolades for his wines.

The Ferrari Maximum Brut and Rose are sparkling wines produced from Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes. The Brut is 100% Chardonnay and is harmonious with ripe fruit flavours, hints of crusty bread and with a delightful floral bouquet. At £25.45, this makes a great alternative to Champagne. The Rose (£28.75) is 70% Pinot Noir and is elegant and well balanced, making an excellent aperitif or it could be served throughout a meal. It is delicately fragrant, with hints of berry fruits, yeast and a beguiling, faintly balsamic undertone.

Marcello, Matteo, Camilla and Alessandro

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FOODIE FEATURE

WORDS Freya Richardson

How much slower is home-grown, home-cooked food than convenience? And is it worth the wait? Is it a myth that we have been brainwashed into believing the speediest way to cook is a ready meal? There is a trade-off between time spent in the kitchen and spending time with family and friends. You get home from work, starving, and the last thing on your mind is chopping an onion or grinding spices. Making a Fabergé egg would seem less effort to most. Over the past 50 years it seems many factors have contributed to the devolution of home cooking. Women’s rights are ever increasing; women are working more, meaning they are not only found with a wooden spoon in the kitchen. The invention of the microwave and subsequently, ready meals, have led to a nation obsessed with meals ready in a ‘ding’. Supermarket expansion has meant shopping patterns have changed; it is rare people will

make the effort to buy their meat from a butcher and their veg from the local market. Vegetable foams and everything Heston Blumenthal would beg to differ, cooking has undoubtedly evolved rather than devolved in the restaurant sector. Not all hope is lost though; there are still people who enjoy the satisfaction of cooking their meals, and even growing their own food, on a regular

The six degrees of home-cooked meals from slowest to fastest:

basis. But cooking is no longer a necessity for living. Unless you want to be the next Masterchef or Great British Bake-Off champ, why bother? Home cooking may be slower, but it is more nutritious, saves you pounds and enlightens your taste buds. You may also get the satisfaction of photographing your food and Instagraming it!

6. Not even a kitchen is required, only restaurant meals and takeaways allowed.

1. Everything home-grown, home-made and home-cooked. ‘The Good Life’ still trade with produce instead of money and is a full time job. 2. A mixture of shop bought and home-grown. Food is mostly made from scratch. 3. All shop bought (farmers market to support the local economy if possible), mainly home-cooked but jam/pastry/butter can be excused- life is too short. 4. Ready made sauces, pasta and curry paste. An element of cooking involved but really just mixing all ready-made elements together. 5. Nothing home-made, no need for an oven as all food is cooked in microwave or comes out of plastic packaging.

Number 1 is obviously extreme with supporters of this method few and far between. Numbers 5 and 6 are not only costing you a fortune but are not a healthy way of life. Of course everyone is allowed a treat once in a while but somewhere between 2-4 are best depending on what works for you. Time is a commodity and the trade-off for some does lean towards working hard and socialising, rather than cooking. If this is you, my advice is when you do take the time to cook a batch of bolognaise or Thai green curry, even if with a ready made sauce, double or even triple the quantities and freeze the remaining in individual bags. This is especially good if you live on your own as motivation to cook a single meal is tough.

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Tricks of the trade that will change your life for good: Peel ginger with a spoon

Store potatoes in a dry dark place

Boil root veg and blanch leafy veg

Microwave lemons and limes for 10 seconds before squeezing

Use egg shell to remove unwanted pieces of shell Leave the root on an onion to prevent crying (or wear swimming goggles)

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Freeze leftover curry paste in an ice cube tray

Do not keep bananas in the fruit bowl (unless you need to speed up the ripening of other fruits) Rinse rice at least three times before cooking to remove excess starch  

Dip an ice cream scoop in boiling water before use

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NEWCASTLE IT’S NEARLY TIME FOR HALLOWEEN AND BONFIRE NIGHT, PLUS CHRISTMAS IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER, AND THERE ARE PLENTY OF THEMED CELEBRATIONS TO SEE AND EXPLORE AS YOU ENJOY A WEEKEND GETAWAY OR FUN- FILLED FAMILY BREAK THIS AUTUMN.

It’s nearly time for Halloween and Bonfire Night, plus Christmas is just around the corner, and there are plenty of themed celebrations to see and explore as you enjoy a weekend getaway or fun- filled family break this autumn. Newcastle is the perfect destination for your trip. Not only does the North East have so much to of-fer travellers this autumn and winter, but you can fly direct from the Isle of Man with fares starting at just £49.95! If you’re a fan of all things frightening, enjoy some spooky fun in Newcastle for Halloween this year. Take a ghost walk with Haunted City Tours, if you dare, and discover the dark side of old Castle Garth. Or you could head to the Life Science Centre before 5th November and travel back in time

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to 19th century Paris, where a mysterious darkness takes over the streets on the Catacombs 4D Motion Ride.

what life was like in North East England at Christmas during Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian times.

The whole family can enjoy fun and frights at Ponteland’s Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens between 24th October and 1st November, with Halloween-themed creepy crafts, activities and scary stories.

For more modern retail therapy, visit Eldon Square in Newcastle city Centre, home to more than 150 high street names and a mouth-watering choice of cafés and restaurants, or take a trip to the nearby Metro Centre, Europe’s largest shopping and leisure centre.

A trip to Newcastle is the best way to get into the festive spirit. There’s ice-skating in Times Square from 14th November, and the picturesque market town of Alnwick will play host to Father Christmas and his elves in The Alnwick Garden between 28th November and 20th December. There are plenty of festive gifts to be found at the Christmas Markets in the Garden too. Why not give yourselves a treat, and join in with a Christmas Party Night at the stunning Alnwick Castle? There are a number of parties taking place between 27th November and 19th December, with fantastic musical entertainment on selected evenings. If you fancy experiencing an oldfashioned Christmas, take a weekend trip to Beamish, County Durham’s working museum. Between 11th November and 20th December, you can step into the past and join the celebrations, browse traditional stalls for your perfect gifts and explore

Of course, if you prefer to be decked out in the latest Toon Army strip than the latest fashions, footie fans will feel right at home at St. James’ Park. One of the biggest football stadiums in England, New-castle United’s home takes its rightful place at the heart of the city and as well as hosting matches throughout the year, St James’ Park is open for tours every day; a must for any football fanatic. Flights between the Isle of Man and Newcastle are available to book now with Citywing, with prices starting from £49.95. For more information go to www.citywing.com. For more information about what to do and see in Newcastle, visit www. newcastlegateshead.com. Images courtesy of visitbritainimages.com and newcastlegateshead.com

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Slow Travel

Now Doesn’t This Sound Relaxing? WORDS Tamarin Marriott-Wilkinson

For most of us, squeezing a holiday into our 9-5 has become a sacred affair, yet fighting the Friday rush and escaping an unrelenting workload has made the odd weekend away a necessity! With the gathering speed of society, slow travel is a godsend! It’s time to abandon the itinerary and escape the rat race. Read on to discover our top picks for an invigoratingly slow getaway.

Surf Camp

Marrakech Yoga Retreat

Combine two relaxing nights in a lavish boutique Riad and spa in the ancient city of Marrakech with three heavenly evenings in an Eco Beach Camp retreat, where you’ll wake up to nothing but the sweet sounds of the ocean. Practice salutations on a secluded bay, learn to horse-ride, surf, ride a camel and cook in the traditional Moroccan way. 5 nights from £549pp – For more information visit www.fixers.travel/store/surf-camp

Buttertubs Pass

The Yorkshire Dales

The Best Driving Roads in Europe Sometimes flying is overrated – especially when the UK is home to a variety of striking panoramic views. What better way to explore Britain’s nooks and crannies than in a classic car? Buttertubs Pass is home to a series of stunning steep cliffs, curious inclines and magnificent declines. With more bends than the Monaco Grand Prix, you’ll want to take your time when touring this five mile stretch. Thankfully, the Yorkshire Dales are renowned for their many tearooms, which means you can always stop for a cup of Yorkshire’s finest along the way.

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Whistler Route

Canadian Rockies

A Journey of Exhilarating Contrasts Glacier-fed lakes, ferocious rivers, majestic mountains and snowcapped peaks are just a few of the sights that will have you nose pressed to the window when exploring the Canadian Rockies by steam train. A journey of exhilarating contrasts, regardless of the route you choose. Feed your eyes with sightings of bears, bald eagles and mountain goats. Slow down the pace even more and combine your Canadian Rockies rail journey with an Alaskan cruise, where award-winning service, fine dining and sophistication await you onboard your floating home! For routes visit www.rockymountaineer.com

Climb, walk & Spa

Dolomites

Spa & Wellness Retreat

Spend seven idyllic nights in a 5 star mountain hotel with a spectacular vista of the Dolomites. Spend your days discovering local scenery and your nights in a culinary dreamland, where local

cheeses, traditional pasta dishes and regional beers and wines flow freely. 7 nights from £599pp - For more information visit www.alpinodolomites.it

Canaves Oia, Santorini

The Boutique Celebrity Hideout Santorini has fast become, a number one celeb 'hot spot', and lets face it, it’s not hard to work out why! With unparalleled sunsets, picture-perfect views of the Aegean, white-washed architecture, luxury accommodation and a warm, romantic atmosphere, it is easy to fall in love with the slow and relaxing Grecian paradise. Complementing the natural beauty of the island and located in a prime position overlooking the signature views, 5* properties 'Canaves Oia, Luxury Resorts’, not only oozes the spirit of Santorini within its luxury confines, but also offers guests a tranquil base where rejuvenation is not just an aim, it’s a guarantee. This peaceful retreat was enjoyed by Peter Andre and his new wife Emily this summer, as they spent the first few days of their honeymoon, at one of the chic suites within the hotel. The nation-loved singer and his partner enjoyed the luxury facilities of the Santorini BECAUSE QUALITY MATTERS

gem, including a pristine, spacious suite with private veranda, al fresco dining and a spectacular plunge pool (with underwater bar), before sailing off around the caldera for endless romantic moments. Dreaming of an end of summer getaway, or, planning next years’ summer break? Why not live the life of luxury for a week and enjoy warm summer nights, unparalleled elegance, plunge pools, jacuzzis, candlelit dining, yachting and much more- treat yourself to a week of bliss at Canaves Oia, Luxury Resorts. Starting price per room per night (rates 2015): 365 Euros (approx £290) Rate includes American champagne buffet breakfast or American room service breakfast. www.canaves.com

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Hidden Hampshire

South Downs National Park A World of Unspoilt Beauty

Although one of England’s newest national parks, South Downs is home to a wonderful world of unspoilt beauty. Even the accommodation leans itself towards nature. Surrounded by woodland and nestled into a hillside on a road that doesn’t register on the satnav – inside, you’ll find all manner of hangers, knobs, toggles and bowls. A secret sanctuary with a rich and varied landscape make this the perfect spot for those wishing to escape the daily grind. Whilst in Hampshire, a visit to Selborne Hanger is a must – once home to the 18th century naturalist Gilbert White, it’s here you’ll find an abundance of gardens brimming with verdant borders and vegetable plots that sit alongside ha-ha’s and revolving seats with views of the 20-acre parkland. From here a zig-zag path (although a hike) leads to the National Trust-owned Selborne Common, where views of the Hampshire, Surrey and Sussex Downs are in plentiful supply. Reward your trek with a pot of tea at the Wakes’ Tea Parlour, where waitresses in white pinnies serve refreshments in bone china teacups.     To book a stay at the Woodshed, visit www.southdowns.gov.uk

Noirmoutier

France

A Little Island on the Vendée Coast Separated by a causeway and accessible only at low tide, if you’re looking for escapism, journeying to this idyllic land is a must. With its dunes, salt marshes and many meandering canals, Noirmoutier is a haven for bird life. The beaches are endless pockets of white sand, the surrounding roofs terracotta and the grass pink-tinged. The neighbouring villages are home to a handful of unspoilt haunts, rocky coves, the occasional windmill and markets selling fresh fruit, vegetables, flowers and cheese. If you’re hankering after a slower pace of life, you’ve come to the right place. Getting there: A couple of ferries and a nice slow drive to the west of France

Ibiza

The Balearics

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Despite being one of the most sought after places to party, Ibiza is also one of the coolest places to chill. Swap the super clubs for supper clubs for a more creative style of hedonism. The likes of Heart – a completely new dining concept – designed by Cirque du Soleil and former El Bulli founders Ferran and Albert Adrià is a great option for those wishing to indulge in the finer things in life.

and soul with sun downer Pilates and sunrise yoga, you’ll even find a selection of stand-up paddle boarding and nutrition camps. For more information, visit thirtyeightdegreesnorth. com – they run a large selection of courses at the Aguas de Ibiza hotel. A great option for those wishing to wake up to the smell of almond blossoms and freshly bakes croissants – as opposed to a raging hangover!

The White Isle is also developing a rep for wellness retreats. Avoid the concrete stretch of San Antonio and instead pamper the mind

Where to stay: If you’re in need of a little TLC, check into a luxury Agroturismo hotel like Cas Gasi (www.casgasi.com) or The Giri (www.thegiri.com)

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Formerly in-toto, the Island’s longest

established supplier of German kitchens has undergone a radical makeover After 24 years of supplying the best German kitchens and bathrooms, father and son team Barry and Steve Somers faced a tough decision – stick with their well-known brand or create a new one which better reflected the extensive range of kitchens, bathrooms and bedrooms they now supply and fit. The brave decision won out.

Kitchens German quality for all budgets Still at the heart of this long established business is the supply and fitting of quality kitchens, and the very latest appliances. In fact, it was the growing range of kitchens they have been selling that forced the branding rethink, as owner Barry Somers explained.

“We were becoming increasingly restricted under the in-toto brand and had already started supplying other leading German makes of kitchen. With our new name, and no onerous restrictions, we can now supply the finest quality crafted German kitchens across all the prices ranges. Our quality of service, before and after sales, will not change; that’s really what the company has been built on.” The superb two–storey showroom, further down Cooil Road from B&Q, features a range of fully working kitchens, as well as a large selection of bathrooms on the 1st floor and a fully fitted bedroom show area.

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Bedrooms – traditional to ultra-contemporary Superb craftsmanship is complemented by the very latest in modern bedroom furniture design, including automated easy access doors and other electrical features designed to make life easy. Finishes range from ultra-contemporary to the more traditional and all can be viewed on the 1st floor of the HAUS showroom.

Bathrooms – design, supply and fitting With most of the 2nd floor of the showroom taken up with a stunning selection of Villeroy & Boch bathrooms, it’s immediately apparent that despite the company’s reputation being created in kitchens, bathrooms are an equally important part of the future. “People are always surprised when they see our bathrooms” said Steve Somers, “but it’s been BECAUSE QUALITY MATTERS

an important part of our business for many years. We like to think we deal with the most important rooms in the home; the kitchen, bathroom and bedroom.” With a full in-house design service, and over 20 years of expertise in complete, hassle free installations, the new HAUS brand is an exciting evolution for the business. Their showroom is open Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm and Saturday’s from 10am to 5pm.

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THE VILLAGE WORKSHOP GROUP

From concept through to completion, The Village Workshop is with you all the way to help ceate a custom-built home The Village Workshop Group has been creating bespoke classic and contemporary kitchens, fitted furniture and original free-standing pieces for over 30 years. The company is now run by the Ward family, who themselves have more than 30 years’ expertise in property development. As a result of this, we can provide you with a design-to-installation service where we take care of everything from initial concept by our interior designer, your construction needs, and finally, fitting out of bespoke furniture all to your complete satisfaction. Every aspect of your project will be managed by us. The Village Workshop Group comprises of 3 divisions: Bloom Construction – We take care of all of your building needs, including extensions, new builds, refurbishments and swimming pools. We can work with you to produce design drawings to submit for planning application, or work as part of your chosen design team or with your architect.

Bloom Oak Frame Buildings – There are many applications for our oak frame buildings including garages, gazebos and summer houses. These are manufactured in superior quality French oak. Paul Bloom Master Craftsmen – In our workshop in Laxey, we manufacture handmade bespoke cabinetry for homes of distinction. Whether your style is traditional or contemporary, our design team will create your kitchen or furniture to your specifications. At The Village Workshop Group we use our expertise to create luxury spaces that

connect with our clients. Every project, no matter the scale, is designed to be highly practical but also beautiful and personal. What sets us apart is exceptional customer service. Our highly skilled team of designers, builders and project managers are at your service to create your dream home. The Village Workshop Group Glen Road, Laxey, Isle of Man, IM4 7AR Telephone: 01624 861094 Email: enquiries@paulbloom.im Website: www.paulbloom.im

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ON THE AGENDA THIS EDITION: ENTREPRENEURS - Manx Startisan Food Heroes with Shoprite BUSINESS NEWS - In the press FEATURES - Over 50s Keeping Fit - Paul Eberhardt KPMG Report - Mike Fayle, Relative Values - MannVend, RL 360 - Top 10 Bucket List PLUS - Manspreaders, Standard Bank Staff Event & Movers & Shakers


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NASA SPACE SCHOOL SCHOLARS RECEIVE CERTIFICATES FROM MINISTER Two Ballakermeen High School students who won scholarships to the NASA United Space School this summer say the experience has changed their lives. Josie McGarrigle and Sam Lancaster, who have just started their final year of A-levels, spent two weeks in Houston as part of a scholarship scheme created by ManSat 15 years ago. It was the first time that the same school had provided both scholars since ManSat started awarding two scholarships in 2007. Josie and Sam joined teams whose task was to plan a mission to Mars. However, while the ‘day job’ was intense, it certainly wasn’t a case of all work and no play. ‘My time at space school was lifechanging,’ said Josie. ‘My expectations were surpassed at every turn. As an aspiring physicist it was a great experience as the schedule encompassed many astrophysics lectures.

tag and a game of football against the NASA “all stars” – we won, even though they don't like to admit it. I particularly liked the culture fair; it was amazing to see how each country expresses its own culture. Sam and I did a traditional Manx dance and a song from the Bee Gees, and made Manx fudge - and chips cheese and gravy – for our new friends.

Josie, who lives in Farmhill, added: ‘Being in such a close-knit team of people was such a rewarding experience and it creates a long-lasting bond; we now have regular Skype sessions and plan for a meet up next year for all 52 students.

Sam, who lives in Onchan, said: ‘The two weeks I spent at the USS are really going to be a tough act to follow in the remainder of my life. Every single aspect of the trip was enjoyable, from meeting several astronauts to making strong friendships with people from across the globe. My greatest highlight was being granted exclusive access to the Mission Operation Control Room at the Johnson Space Centre, used in the Apollo missions.

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I sat down at the flight controller’s desk

‘My team focused on rover and space suit designs and the experiments we wished to do on the surface of Mars. We worked on it from Monday-Friday, 7.45am till 5pm, with field trips and lectures to break up the sessions.’

ACSP OCTOBER SEMINAR TO EXAMINE INVESTMENT PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT PROSPECTS FOR 2016 The Association of Corporate Service Providers has arranged a seminar on Thursday October 15 with Tom Richards and Henry Hunt of Thomas Miller Investment. Sponsored by DQ Advocates the seminar is titled: ‘Investment portfolio management through challenging political and economic times: market prospect in the year ahead’. Mr Richards is director, head of private investment management (offshore) in Thomas Miller Investment’s Isle of Man office. He is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment and holds an MSc (Distinction) in international banking and finance. Mr Hunt holds an MA in Classics and is director, head of portfolio management, based in the firm’s London office. The seminar, which will follow the ACSP AGM, will be at the Upper Hall, Loch Promenade Church, Douglas with registration at 12noon for a prompt 12.30pm start. Subject to the number of questions and contributions from the audience it is anticipated the event will finish around 1.30pm. For bookings contact Antonia King, aking@acsp.co.im

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and it gave me the chills.’ The students thanked the Foundation of International Space Education, which runs the USS, their teachers at the school, mentors, host families and ManSat, for providing the scholarships. Please visit www.unitedspaceschool. org for more information about the USS and www.mansat.com for details of the company’s scholarships.

MANX TELECOM WINS BIG HOSTING CONTRACT WITH POKERSTARS PokerStars, operators of the world’s largest poker site, has agreed a three year hosting contract with Manx Telecom. A total of 48 data hosting racks and associated equipment will be relocated from their current location in Dublin to the world class Tier 3 Greenhill Data Centre (GDC) which opened last year. The contract has enabled Manx Telecom to proceed with building phase two of the GDC project. PokerStars has been one of the company’s hosting clients since 2005, and this new agreement is in addition to the hosting services already provided by Manx Telecom. Contracts for construction, mechanical and electrical works for phase two of GDC have been awarded to Isle of Man firm SCS (Stewart Clague Services Ltd) which will mean that it will be delivered using approximately 95% local labour. For more information about Manx Telecom’s data hosting solutions go to www.manxtelecom. com/hosting – for information about eGaming solutions go to www.manxtelecom.com/ business/egaming.aspx ON THE AGENDA


INVESTING IN FINANCIAL ADVICE With a wealth of financial information and advice now available online, do you really need a financial adviser to help you make your investment decisions? The websites provide a wide selection of investment tools and guides, but how do you choose from the vast range of investment options on offer? More importantly, how do you know what will work best for you and your unique personal circumstances? Within the private banking team at Nedbank Private Wealth’s Isle of Man office, there are eight highly qualified and experienced advisers who can offer you an objective view. With an average of over 20 years’ experience each within the industry, all of its advisers hold high level professional qualifications, well in excess of the minimum industry standard, and have attained Chartered Wealth Manager status from the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI), or equivalent. The company actively encourages continued professional development and provides in-house education and training opportunities to ensure all staff can offer the best quality financial advice. When providing financial advice, Nedbank Private Wealth’s advisers adhere to several core principles: Identify individual requirements. There is a firm commitment to gain a thorough understanding of your personal circumstances and financial objectives. They appreciate you may have a range of requirements, and varying time horizons for achieving them. Your unique profile, investment time horizon and tolerance of risk provide an anchor for portfolio construction and risk management. Advice given will always be impartial. Nedbank Private Wealth is not tied to the use of internal or group products. Advisers use qualitative (how a manager delivers returns) and quantitative (performance against peer group) assessments to determine the preferred fund choice. R requirements. Advisers will never recommend anything they do not believe to be appropriate. All recommendations will be clearly linked to the achievement of your financial objectives. Transparency. Clear and transparent information will always be provided about the services or products recommended.

Whatever your long-term plans, whether you are saving for a property purchase, planning for retirement, or simply growing your existing portfolio, Nedbank Private Wealth’s advisers can help you make informed decisions. Nedbank Private Wealth is a global, multi-asset class investor and its discretionary investment management service provides a solution for those who wish to delegate the day-to-day management of their financial assets to its experienced investment team. With an established and award-winning track record of managing investments, much of the company’s new business comes through existing client referrals - a strong endorsement of its investment expertise and personal service. If you are making plans for your future and have savings or investments of over £100,000, you may benefit from talking to one of Nedbank Private Wealth’s experienced advisers. To find out more about the Nedbank Private Wealth financial advice service, please call on 01624 645000 or visit: www.nedbankprivatewealth.com.

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The value of investments and the income from them can fall as well as rise and you may not get back the original amount invested. Past performance is not necessarily a guide to future performance. Nedbank Private Wealth is a registered trade name of Nedbank Private Wealth Limited. Nedbank Private Wealth Limited is licensed by the Isle of Man Financial Supervision Commission. Registered office: St Mary’s Court 20 Hill Street Douglas Isle of Man.

NEDBANK PRIVATE WEALTH HOSTS EARLY AUTUMN ECLUB EVENT The Embassy at The British was the latest venue for the Island’s eClub event, where guests joined Nedbank Private Wealth key personnel including Greg Horton, Executive Head of International, for drinks and canapés. In a relaxed and convivial atmosphere, the evening was attended by over 60 guests who work in or around the eGaming sector, from licensed entities to ancillary service providers ranging from software developers, advisors and accountants, to infrastructure and finance specialists. A highlight of the night included a business card draw, with prizes kindly provided by hosts, Nedbank Private Wealth. Two lucky guests became winners on the night, with second place taking home a box of handmade chocolates and a chilled bottle of bubbly and first place leaving with the latest GoPro camera. DO BUSINESS IN STYLE

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CLAREMONT RETAINS AWARD FOR ISLE OF MAN’S LEADING HOTEL

The Claremont is celebrating the confirmation of a prestigious international award after winning the ‘Isle of Man’s Leading Hotel 2015’ at the annual World Travel Awards for the second year in a row. The prize will add to a growing list of accolades, which recently included the 4-Star Gold Award from Visit Isle of Man making the Claremont the first and only local hotel to receive this unique recognition. This in addition to the 2015 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence, the Bloomberg International award for Highly Commended Hotel Interior, the Isle of Man Newspapers Awards for Excellence, Company of the Year Award in 2012 and a rare shortlist award for the same prize in 2013. The Claremont has also been listed within the 2014 and 2015 editions of the UK and Ireland Michelin guide, an internationally recognised acknowledgement of hospitality quality and consistency. The World Travel Awards was established in 1993 to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all sectors of the tourism industry. Today, the WTA brand is recognised globally as the ultimate hallmark of quality, with winners setting the benchmark to which all others aspire. The annual programme is renowned as the most prestigious and comprehensive in the travel and tourism industry. In 2014, over 500,000 individual votes were cast by travel professionals and high-end tourism consumers. Upon receiving the award in 2014, the Claremont had undergone a period of major refurbishment as part of the hotel’s vision to deliver “Excellence as Standard”, but has not allowed that to compromise a continued dedication to absolute attention to detail. Commenting on becoming the Island’s leading hotel for the second year running, General Manager Ricardo Campos said: “We are honored, by way of this formal announcement, to have retained our position as the Island’s number one hotel and to have our team acknowledged by what are widely considered the hotel industry’s most prestigious awarding bodies. Winning this award last year did not mean we could simply stop and consolidate our services and facilities, we continue to strive every day to move forward and further improve the environment, service, and hospitality we offer to our customers. Being recognised by the industry’s top professionals, but most importantly the general public, confirms that we continue to progress. I would like to congratulate every member of the Claremont team for another outstanding achievement, and thank everyone who took the time to cast a vote”.

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ENTREPRENEUR EVENT CREATES INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR NEW BUSINESSES, AND THE ISLE OF MAN

KPMG has once again taken on the role of lead sponsor of the SiliconIOM Entrepreneur Event series and, alongside fellow sponsors IQE and Continent 8 Technologies, hosted a third private supper at the Claremont Hotel on Thursday 10th September. The evening offers businesses, largely from outside the Isle of Man, a chance to seek support from local investors, with the added bonus of attracting growing, entrepreneurial business to the Isle of Man. Some of the companies pitching on the night were already discussing the advantages that the Island offers to growing companies. Entrepreneurs were given a punishing six minutes to pitch their cases to a group of local business luminaries and high net worth residents, then a further minute to open to the floor for a Q&A. During dinner, entrepreneurs also had the opportunity to discuss their businesses in greater detail with guests in a more intimate and relaxed environment. Five companies sought investment: Greenworld Innovations, Regenerative Medical Group, Pulsar Lighting, Switchee, and Nous Global Markets. If you are interested in attending the next Entrepreneur Event, please contact Micky Swindale at: mswindale@kpmg. co.im

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CHARLES COLEMAN RECOGNISED AT THE LEGAL 500 LISTINGS Gough law was once again recognised this year by The Legal 500 as part of their 2015 listings. While the firm retained its position as a leader in Dispute Resolution, they also gained additional recognition thanks to Charles Coleman. Charles is now named as a ‘Leading Individual’, alongside Alan Gough, making Gough Law one of only 3 Isle of Man based firms to have more than one member recognised at an international standard. Gough Law is the smallest firm to achieve the accolade and continues to prove that quality really does beat quantity when it comes to international standards. For the last 27 years The Legal 500 has been providing research on leading law firms across the globe. Conducting interviews and providing up to date information across 106 jurisdictions, it is widely accepted to be the most comprehensive assessment of the quality of legal service in the world. To receive recognition from The Legal 500 a firm must offer the most innovative and cutting edge legal advice to its clients, this is measured based on customer interviews, assuring that the award is not just a comment on the quality of legal assistance, but of customer service. Charles Coleman is one of Gough Law’s three directors and has, over the last year, been involved in a number of high profile cases on behalf of the firm, the most notable being a litigation case for the estate of JRR Tolkien. His practice involves complex and high value financial services and company disputes, with a speciality in witness cross examination and fraud. The Legal 500’s report said that Charles was “‘fantastic, enthusiastic, level-headed, thorough, and pleasant to deal with.’” Commenting on his ranking as a leading individual, Charles said: “I am very proud to be ranked amongst the best lawyers, not just on the Isle of Man, but internationally. When working in such a close knit community it is essential that client service is considered at every turn, and at Gough Law we pride ourselves on our ability to deliver a high quality legal service while keeping client satisfaction our primary objective. These awards are based on client feedback, as well as the usual metrics for measuring legal success, and Gough Law has shown that we can compete to the highest standard, and win, despite our size as a firm. I would like to thank the team at Gough Law for their continued support and hard work, and everyone who took the time to offer feedback to The Legal 500.”

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MODEL MANAGERS: PUT YOUR BOSS ON THE FASHION CATWALK FOR CHARITY

L N P – and now Douglas! The Isle of Man will join the world’s fashion capitals next month – and there’s a chance for one Manx business person to strut their stuff on the catwalk. Isle of Man Breast Care’s Fashion For Life Show takes place on October 23 at the Villa Marina. The Show – which is this year being sponsored by Lasenby Knox and supported by M&S and Shoprite– began in 2005 and has been held every two years since then. As always, this year’s event will be a mix of music, dance, and other entertainment, with the highlight being a fashion show featuring breast cancer patients and survivors modelling clothes from M&S. In association with Lasenby Knox, the charity is also launching a ‘Catwalk Challenge’ which involves asking businesses to raise funds and nominate their managing director, senior manager or line manager in a silent auction to be in with the chance to be a fashion model in one of the runway sets on the evening. Kathy Mitchell, Financial Consultant at Lasenby Knox, said: “Fashion For Life is always an entertaining and emotional evening. This year will be the first time we have organised a Catwalk Challenge and we’re confident that businesses across the Island will enter into the spirit of the competition. Bids can come from large, single donations or why not encourage colleagues in the office to get creative in their fundraising efforts before collating together and submitting

a bid on behalf of a team or entire company. All funds and silent bids raised and submitted will go towards funding Isle of Man Breast Care’s excellent work – and you never know, we may even discover the next Kate Moss or David Gandy!” To enter the Catwalk Challenge silent auction, simply submit your bid to Kathy Mitchell at Lasenby Knox by Thursday October 15 by emailing kathy.mitchell@lasenbyknox.com The winner with the highest bid will be announced on Friday October 16 and will join the models on the catwalk contributing to a great night’s entertainment from an all-star cast compered by the legendary Dot Tilbury MBE and Geoff Corkish MBE MLC. The winner will also receive photos as mementoes of the evening. Over the years the Fashion For Life Show has raised more than £60,000 for Isle of Man Breast Care. The charity helps breast cancer patients and their families by providing emotional and financial support. It also works closely with the Breast Clinic at Noble’s Hospital and referrals are often made for patients who may benefit from support from Isle of Man Breast Care. Fashion For Life Show tickets cost £12.50 and are available from www.villagaiety.com/or the Welcome Centre at the Sea Terminal. For more information about Isle of Man Breast Care go to: www.iombreastcare.co.uk/fashion-for-life

ISLE OF MAN LOCAL NAMED AS FINALIST IN NATIONAL COMPETITION FOR INSPIRATIONAL WOMEN Life at 50+ is proving to be fabulous for one local lady who has been nominated as a finalist in a national competition recognising inspirational women. Chris Hunt from the Isle of Man is one of ten finalists in the ‘Peter Hahn Fabulous at 50’ competition designed to celebrate women who continue to live life to its fullest post 50-years-old. The contest is being run by premium mail order clothing brand Peter Hahn, which specialises in fashion for 50+ women and the UK’s longest-running women’s magazine The Lady. Commenting on the initiative, Peter Hahn UK Sales Manager Christopher Wheatley explained: “We know that in the UK women aged 50+ feel unrepresented by fashion. Just 20 per cent feel that they can find stylish, good quality clothing on the high street and a huge 76 per cent do not feel they are represented in advertising at all. At Peter Hahn, we celebrate women aged 50+ and wanted to recognise these empowering women.”

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Chris was chosen by the panel of judges from hundreds of entries and is in the running to receive a £1,000 prize, a makeover and photoshoot and a feature in The Lady magazine. She will also become the face of Peter Hahn clothing on the company’s blog. Chris commented: “I am thrilled to be one of the finalists in the Peter Hahn Fabulous at 50 competition. It’s given me a great sense of confidence in myself and am proud that the judges have recognised my passion for life, which has increased as I have become older.” The winner will be revealed next month. To find out more visit: www.lady.co.uk ON THE AGENDA


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Relative Values MannVend, Where Father and Daughter Share The Same Goals In Running The Family Business WORDS: Les Able

Within minutes of being in the company of Brian and Tracey Leahy you are acutely aware of just what a strong bond there is between them, not only as father and daughter but in their roles running one of the most successful family businesses on the island. MannVend, established 45 years ago as Mannin Tea and Coffee Company by Brian’s father, supplies vending machines to a wide range of customers, including schools, banks, government departments, offices, restaurants and even private homes. It became MannVend in 1992 and it’s estimated that the company’s machines dispense over 35,000 drinks every day. Affection and mutual respect are all apparent, with both emphasising that in the office it’s a business like relationship and where Tracey refers to her father by his initials of BCL, which is how the workforce and wider business community know him as, but away from the office he becomes Dad. MannVend was once very strictly a tea and coffee business and Brian recalls just what a challenge it was to persuade his father that tea bags were the future. “He never thought they would catch on,” he laughs. The tea side of the business has since been sold but Fairy Bridge Tea Bags, the invention of MannVend, can still be bought on the island. It was in 1984 that Brian took over the running of the business from his father and in 1992 what was then a threepronged company was split up when Brian decided to focus on the vending business under the corporate banner of MannVend. But at that time Tracey, who left university with a degree in business

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communication, was most certainly not part of the business plan, neither in her mind nor as part of her father’s vision for the company. “It was never something prescribed for me,” declares Tracey, whose role model was entrepreneur Anita Roddick and believing, in what was then the Thatcher era, that women could achieve anything they wanted, particularly in business which was where she saw her future. “Yes, I had always worked in the business doing menial chores, such as sweeping the floor, but my plan on leaving university was to go back-packing with Hong Kong as something of a goal, but all that changed when Dad pointed out that perhaps I needed to give some priority to repaying what I owed on his emergency credit card. In short, I needed to get a job.” On this admission of yesteryear there is mutual amusement on the part of both father and daughter and Tracey’s quest for a job saw her take up a sales role with Isle of Man Newspapers. Two years later a presentation she had prepared for a job as sales manager at the newspaper group was to change her life. “I showed it to Dad to see what he thought about it and his reaction was ‘what about putting these ideas in place in this business’, so I went back to work and handed in my notice and came into the family business as sales executive. In fact BCL had interviewed me based on that presentation and I certainly had to prove myself. That was 18 years ago.” Brian recalls: “It was an excellent presentation, until I read it I hadn’t entertained the idea before then of Tracey coming into the business, but recognised that by turning her ideas round they could work for MannVend. I very much judged Tracey on her ideas and not on her being my daughter. Those ideas demonstrated an inborn talent.” Tracey admits that when she joined the business she found it “tough” being seen by the staff as the boss’s daughter and never referred to him as ‘Dad’ in the working environment. “I made sure I got my hands dirty from the beginning so as to get the respect of the staff. It was uncomfortable at times; I was concerned the staff might have seen me as a spy in the camp. Within a short space of time that discomfort was dispelled and I felt a member of the team in a few months, and MannVend is very much a team.”

In 2008 Tracey took over the reins as managing director with her father as chairman. Although happily married with two children, Tracey has retained the Leahy name in the business environment. Both she and Brian, who in no way reflects his 72 years, emphasise just what a close knit family they are, in fact as families they are neighbours, living what might be described as next door to each other. They emphasise that family life is important which is when business is not on the agenda. “In the whole 18 years we have worked together there has not been one big bust up, there may have been one or two very minor disagreements but nothing more,” says 43-year-old Tracey. “In essence, we are extremely similar in personality and where we have slight differences those traits complement each other. Dad’s caution slows me down, and I brought in a whole new range of ideas and mindsets that opened doors we hadn’t been into before. We are both very instinctive and quick decision makers. “While I’m doing the school run Dad comes into the office each morning at around 7.30 so he can keep in touch with what is going on and keep an eye on the figures, then when I come in we have a pow wow for about 30 minutes and then Dad departs, he’s rarely here after 9.00am. One of the reasons the business is successful is because we are passionate about it. I enjoy every aspect, it’s never a chore, we also run it with compassion, which is important when running any business. Tracey, who invariably works a 10 hour day says: “I want my children, who are 10 and 13, to see that I can run a business and that I can be a wife and mother. I never miss school sports days and endeavour to make sure I don’t miss school plays and other activities. I hate it when I watch certain programmes and it appears a woman has to be seen to be tough to be successful. It’s not a sign of weakness to ask for help. I don’t feel the need to solve every problem myself and will seek advice from BCL and also the senior management team.” As he departs to pick up his granddaughter from school the closing words come from Brian: “It’s a very good business and Tracey does a wonderful job, she runs it so well, better than I did. When it comes to any business, particularly when starting one these days, you have to be hungry and tenacious.”

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Follow in the footsteps of some great ‘MANX STARTISANS’ The Isle of Man’s ‘Startisans’ were out in force this month at the annual Isle of Man Food and Drink Festival sponsored by Shoprite where over 10,000 people met some of the entrepreneurs and innovators behind the Island’s growing food and drink industry and sampled their home produced wares. And now is your chance to join them. Shoprite’s Manx ‘Startisans’ programme is looking to identify the potential in a local food entrepreneur who wants to get their idea off the ground, or take their fledgling idea to the next level.

Were you inspired by this year’s show? Have you spotted a gap in the market? Are you passionate about healthy food and drink? We have already received a number of ideas but it’s not too late to submit your own before the closing deadline of Monday 16th November. The entrants that we have had so far are at different stages of development – some have already established a product that they sell on Island while others are still at the drawing board, fuelled by passion, entrepreneur spirit and a determination to make their own mark on the Isle of Man’s food industry. Age isn’t proving a barrier either with Graduates fresh from University and experienced professionals looking for a ‘late stage’ career change. Shoprite has already helped a number of local producers to develop their proposition to a stage where a major food retailer can stock it. The company’s team works with local producers to help them with branding, packaging, marketing, pricing. Many of the companies that started out as home based operations have now gone on to reach the stage where they can now be exported to UK and international markets.

The winning entrepreneur will receive a guaranteed listing in Shoprite’s stores for six months as well as receiving start-up operations marketing support, packaging, product development and presentation advice including one to one sessions from the panel of experts as well as a free stand at the 2016 Isle of Man Food and Drink Show. Shoprite’s parent company Isle of Man Enterprises will also make available free of charge one of its retail units in Village Walk, Onchan for a six month period.

Can you become a Manx Startisan and join the local food revolution. The Isle of Man has a large number of well established local food producers, particularly involved with meat and dairy industries, that allow large food retailers like Shoprite to operate ‘import substitution’ where they can support local producers by offering local alternatives. However, the Island can always support more niche providers which not only benefit the local economy but also provide premium quality, healthy alternatives to well known brands with provenance that can be tracked back directly to local sources. New businesses are being set up by local people who are passionate about food and drink who are creating products that reflect those premium quality values with delicious, home spun products that are far superior to the mass produced, well established alternatives.

This month we turn our focus onto a new company that was launched at this year’s Isle of Man Food and Drink Show.

Are you a ‘Manx Startisan’? To register your interest and receive an entry form or for help and advice on creating your proposal please email: simon@redpointpr. co.uk

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CREATIVE JUICES - JUICING THE ISLE OF MAN!

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reative Juices, a range of healthy natural drinks, is the brainchild of ex HR director Bev Clegg who resigned from her 25-year career earlier this year. Bev had been affected by a major illness and after an operation two years ago decided that it was time to really take control of her health. She takes up the story; “I decided that I wanted to find a natural way to recover from my illness rather than relying on medication so I began to research healthy ingredients. Juicing is nothing new – its been around since the 1920’s – but its really beginning to take off in the UK and I identified filling my body with nutrients as a great way of recovering naturally from my illness.” She continued: “I’ve been on courses by UK Juice guru Jason Vale and the next step is to grow my juicing knowledge and become accredited by the Complementary Medical Association.” Bev’s range of juices has no added sugars, no preservatives, no artificial colours includes the ‘Signature’ Juice – what she calls ‘the daddy’ of all smooties which is a nutrient packed blend of greens infused with a kick of lime. Others in her range include the ‘Maca-rooni’, the ‘Sunshine’, ‘Zest Factor’, ‘The Refresher’, ‘Heart Beet’, a ‘Vibrant’ juice and the ‘Ginger Shot’. All of the juices feature ingredients sourced from Ramsey based Bry Rad’s Fresh Veg Shed in Ramsey, which, as Bev explains, means

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“most of the ingredients have only travelled about ten miles to our Laxey base which is considerably shorter than most of the juices you can currently buy.”

that “most of the ingredients have only travelled about ten miles to our Laxey base which is considerably shorter than most of the juices you can currently buy.” Bev’s juices are all made using a cold press which means that more of the nutrients remain in the juice itself. “Using a cold press is a more lengthy process,” Bev explains, “but it means that up to thirty percent more of the nutrients remain in the juices. If you use a centrifugal juicer, the artificial heating process destroys more enzymes and goodness.”

Although Bev only launched at the Isle of Man Food and Drink Show she’s already had a great reaction and has been approached by a number of companies to provide their staff with a regular supply of juices. People can already order directly from her store in Laxey via her facebook page and she’s also in talks with a number of health food shops about stocking her range so it’s surely only a matter of time before the Island’s residents take advantage of the great local produce and ingredients grown here and become juicing converts.

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KPMG report shows growing global confidence amongst CEOs

Mike Fayle KPMG Isle of Man

In a major new study released by KPMG International, which tracks insights into important issues facing the global economy over the coming three years, chief executives of international businesses said they are confident about the ability of their companies to grow and are expressing confidence about the prospects for the global economy.

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“We have been promoting ourselves as a well regulated and responsive jurisdiction for many years, and in recent years have also been pushing for recognition as a centre of excellence for disruptive technology.”

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PMG Isle of Man’s Mike Fayle put these figures into a local context: “Whilst the Isle of Man is a unique economic environment, our dependence on international markets obviously means that this degree of global optimism is good news for Manx businesses. The prospect of increased hiring is particularly interesting for us as a jurisdiction, as there is an ongoing policy debate about labour law on the Island and whether or not we should be making it easier for skilled labour to come to our shores and work in Manx businesses.”

to the Island and aim for higher population growth to fuel the local economy. “Some of the other results of the report suggest that our Island’s economic development strategy is on the right path,” Mike continued. In terms of issues having the greatest impact on their company’s prospects and performance, the top three identified by CEOs were ‘global economic growth,’ followed closely by the ‘regulatory environment,’ and ‘disruptive technology’. He explained: “These are all familiar words to the Isle of Man. We have been promoting ourselves as a well regulated and responsive jurisdiction for many years, and in recent years have also been pushing for recognition as a centre of excellence for disruptive technology. Together, these position the Isle of Man as a well-suited location for CEOs with an eye on global expansion, particularly those looking to move into European markets.”

The Isle of Man Government has recently released details of a revised work permit regime that would relax certain rules, making employment marginally easier to arrange for off-Island workers in certain situations. However, there have been calls by some, including the Chamber of Commerce, to do more to bring more people

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Women Prepare for War Against ‘Manspreading’!

WORDS: Les Able ILLUSTRATION: Gary Barker

MEN OF THE ISLAND BEWARE! WOMEN IT SEEMS ARE DECLARING WAR ON ‘MANSPREADERS’ WHEN USING PUBLIC TRANSPORT AND THE MESSAGE TO ANY MALE OFFENDERS IS KEEP YOUR LEGS CLOSED AND YOUR KNEES CLOSER TOGETHER OR FACE THE CONSEQUENCES. According to the Oxford Dictionary the definition for ‘manspreading’ is: “When a man sits with his legs wide apart on public transport, encroaching on other seats”. Increasing numbers of women are coming forward and highlighting a problem in the media which the vast majority of men appear to be blissfully unaware of. Women on both sides of the Atlantic are mad as hell it seems about men behaving badly on trains and buses and are no longer prepared to tolerate it. Umpteen messages on the subject can now be found on Facebook. A blog called ‘men taking up too much space on the train’ soared in popularity after ‘Game of Thrones’ actor Richard Madden, more recently Oliver Mellors the gamekeeper in ‘Lady Chatterley’s Lover’ on BBC1, was photographed on public transport with his legs splayed. The blog asked public transport passengers to sneakily photograph ‘manspreading’ culprits and submit them to the site. Even some males are admitting they find manspreading annoying too. “It seems to be a power thing,” according to one male acquaintance. “I’ve sometimes allowed my knees to stay in contact with theirs, which has (not always) slightly freaked them out and they shifted a bit.” Gay men seem to think it’s usually straight men who are the

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culprits, believing they own public space and displaying a certain machismo to let people know they are in charge. One female friend said she once dangled her handbag on the knee of a manspreader and that seemed to do the trick as his denim clad thigh moved away. “If this soft approach doesn’t work then spill your drink on him,” is a more warlike approach. Earlier this year the Metropolitan Transportation Authority which manages New York’s subways and buses launched a public awareness campaign “to encourage men to share a little less of themselves”. One of the adverts in New York reads,“Dude.....Stop the Spread, Please”. In May, two men were arrested for it and were told charges would be dropped if no future infringements occurred. Whie anti-manspreading campaigners have criticised the practice as being rude and inconsiderate to other passengers they have also criticised the campaign for focusing only on men and for ignoring women who also take up more than one seat with their baggage. Men’s rights groups also claim that public shaming of ‘manspreading’ is sexist against males and claim that many males cannot help sitting with legs spread open due to biological structures of males!! Clearly, a debate which seems likely to run and run.

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STANDARD BANK STAFF AWARDS EVENING

Standard Bank employees spent the evening of September 18th at The Forge for the Mark of Excellence Awards. The awards recognised outstanding performance and winners were nominated by their managers or colleagues. Winners received a cash prize and awards were presented across three themes: Innovation, Profitability and

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Living our Values. Chris Till, Chief Executive Officer, Standard Bank Isle of Man said: “We strive to recognise the dedication and professionalism of our people throughout the year, but we’ve chosen to hold this special event to collectively celebrate the stand out achievements across our business.”

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Flying without wings

Skydiving is a popular bucket list entry, whether as a solo or tandem diver. Plummeting through the air at speed is obviously not for everyone but the adrenaline junkies among us can often feel they haven’t lived until they’ve thrown themselves out of a perfectly good plane at 10,000 feet or above.

2. They call him flipper “I want to swim with dolphins” is possibly the most common response you’ll get from someone when you ask them to select their bucket list items. Sea creatures clearly hold a fascination for many, with the much more dangerous cage diving with Great Whites and drier option of whale watching often on the list too.

3. Paperback writer The old adage says everyone has at least one book in them, which just goes to show what a load of rubbish old adages are. For some, however, their legacy will feel incomplete unless they have published a book to the world and so, for that reason, writing a book often appears on the bucket lists of creative types.

While air travel has become a less and less attractive prospect in recent years, thanks to increased security requirements and passenger numbers, a serene flight in First Class can take all those stresses and strains away. Flying first class still holds a little bit of mystery for some and often features on a bucket list.

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Often the preserve of those who weren’t faced with the harsh reality of learning an instrument as a child (screeching violin strings, London’s Burning on the recorder, tears as your friends play out in the sunshine while you practice your piano scales in the back room), many adults feel their lives would be enriched if only they could just pick up a guitar at a party, or play Auld Lang Syne on the ivories at New Year.

Attending one of the big sporting events can be a major life highlight for many. A common goal (excuse the pun) is to attend a World Cup final, while others want to be part of the action at Wimbledon, Lord’s or Monaco, for the stunning F1 Grand Prix. For many, a trip to the Isle of Man – the Road Racing Capital of the World – for the TT Races is a must.

6. Half the world away Travel is obviously a popular theme and could actually take up someone’s entire list. Visiting each of the Wonders of the World would account for 7 spots, for instance. Plus then there are all the road trips people want to head off on – these days Route 66 is probably just one long traffic jam of ageing bucket listers in open topped Mustangs.

For the connoisseurs amongst us, a bottle of cheap plonk from the supermarket will just not do. With a developed palate, drinking a bottle of wine can actually be an experience, rather than a means to an end. So, for wine buffs, drinking a seriously expensive bottle of wine is often on the bucket list. Perhaps the mystery is in whether you can tell the difference between that and the supermarket fare?

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Or wherever the fancy takes you. Living abroad is a popular ambition although this definitely tends to be the preserve of the retired, as having to work in paradise tends to spoil its appeal. Some have just one country in mind while others collect countries they’ve lived in as badges, eg “I want to live in a country in every continent during my lifetime”.

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If you’re going to travel the world or live in a different country, as per some of your other bucket list entries, it’s perhaps wise to learn the language. Learning a new language can also just be an ambition for its own sake - it’s a worthy challenge and it’s also what keeps college night class tutors in business.

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OVER 50 & FIT

Words: Les Able

Over 50s splashing out £1.5bn a year on keeping fit and staying healthy!! Three mornings a week, sometimes more, 75-year-old Paul Eberhardt can invariably be found working out at the Body Worx Gym in Douglas. It’s a strict regime which Paul took up when he retired 15 years ago and moved from South Africa to the Isle of Man where his wife Zena comes from. “We had lived in South Africa for 30 years and the climate is good for cycling all year round but once back on the island I joined the gym to make sure I kept up with regular exercise,” says Paul, an enthusiastic road racer from his younger days.

Just over half (51 per cent) said they have more time now to keep fit since turning 50. The work out for an average of 40 minutes per session, with one-third exercising for longer periods of time now than they used to do when they were younger.

“I’ve been exercising since my late 30s, now I’m in the gym by 9.30am and after a couple of hours on the aerobic bikes it’s into town for some shopping at Marks & Spencer and then back home,” laughs Paul. “I also find that I enjoy the social side of going to the gym, the chat and rapport with others who are working out is great, be it body building or aerobics.”

The main reason the over-50s said they exercised was to “keep healthy” (81 per cent) and many admitted to being overweight. The most common exercise was walking, with 74 per cent of over50s regularly setting out for a brisk stroll compared with 58 per cent of under-50s. Swimming, cycling and stretching were

Paul, who lives in Onchan, goes on: “I happen to believe that whatever your age it’s important to exercise, particularly for middle-aged men and older, and which is a factor all the surveys emphasise.” Paul’s philosophy backs up a recent study carried out by insurance provider RIAS which found that the UK’s over-50s are splashing out £1.5 billion a year on keeping fit, spending £130 million each month on gym memberships and fitness equipment as well as a wardrobe full of brand-new workout wear. More than half (58 per cent) said they’ve become more conscious of their health since hitting 50. As a result of their newfound focus, four out of ten over-50s fitness fanatics are now exercising more often than they did when they were younger.

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part of their life. People are living longer, leading more actives lives, and they want to remain healthy in doing so.” Personal trainers are also finding themselves increasingly in demand by those men and women who specifically want one-to-one training sessions, be it in a gym or in their own home. “It may be they also have more disposable income, hence the decision to have a personal trainer, and it’s also a case of the more mature husband and wife opting to train at home,” said David Bartlett, of Core Personal Training. “It is those who are say 45 upwards who

“It is those who are say 45 upwards who see the benefits of opting for a personal trainer, particularly if they don’t want to go to a gym.” also popular activities. Body Worx Gym owner Steven Peel firmly believes that more middle-aged men are taking regular exercise with around 20 per cent of the gym’s membership made up of more mature men and women. “There is a massive benefit, it’s not just the all important health factor but mentally you feel better after a workout, the feeling of wellbeing it creates and that sets you up for the rest of the day.”

see the benefits of opting for a personal trainer, particularly if they don’t want to go to a gym.” He added: “What often happens is that the woman starts to train and then pushes her husband into doing some training as well. There is no doubt the people are better informed than they were 20 years ago of the benefits of training into middle age and that is a trend that is likely to continue.”

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EDGEWATER ASSOCIATES’ EXPANSION CONTINUES

LOCAL CSP APPOINTS CEO FOR MALTA EXPANSION

SEFTON GROUP APPOINTS NEW MARKETING TEAM MEMBER

Leading independent financial advice firm, Edgewater Associates Limited is pleased to announce the appointment of Caroline Callow as Financial Consultant.

Leading fiduciary and fund services group, Abacus, is pleased to announce the appointment of Paul Watterson as CEO of Abacus Malta. The appointment forms part of its plans to consolidate management and responsibility of the group and its resources, to further create synergies that support Abacus’ focus on new business acquisition and growth.

The Sefton Group has appointed Joanne Durber social media marketing assistant.

Caroline brings with her over twenty years’ experience in the financial services sector, in both the UK and Isle of Man; most recently spending four years as an International Wealth Manager at the Isle of Man Bank. In addition to holding the Chartered Insurance Institute’s (CII) CeMAP qualification for mortgage advisers, she is a qualified financial adviser having gained the CII Diploma in Regulated Financial Planning in 2013.

KPMG ANNOUNCES APPOINTMENT OF MICKY SWINDALE TO DIRECTOR

Audit, tax, and advisory firm KPMG Isle of Man has announced the appointment of Micky Swindale to Director with effect from 1 October 2015. After training with Arthur Anderson in Manchester, Micky joined KPMG on the Island in 1997. She moved into Advisory Services in 2003 after a brief period with Zurich Financial Services, and assumed management responsibility for the department when she was appointed as an Associate Director in 2010. Since then, she has recently spent two years as the interim Managing Director of KPMG Gibraltar, but has now returned to the Island full time.

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With over 25 years’ experience in operations, 20 of which have been spent within the Isle of Man’s financial services sector; Paul brings a wealth of experience and a comprehensive knowledge of the industries in which Abacus works as well as its own business cultures and operations.

Born and raised in the Isle of Man, Ms Durber is a University of Chester English Literature graduate. She has worked for one of the island’s leading legal practices as website project co-ordinator during which time she received the Isle of Man STEP scheme’s Most Enterprising RunnerUp Student award. While studying on the Ella Olesen scholarship at the University of Idaho she also spent time as a radio reporter and contributed to a number of publications both there and in the Isle of Man.

APPLEBY ISLE OF MAN ANNOUNCES FAYE MOFFETT AS MANAGING PARTNER

STANDARD BANK OFFSHORE APPOINTS NEW CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

F has taken up her new role as Managing Partner of the Appleby Isle of Man office, effective 01 September, 2015.

Standard Bank has appointed Jonathan Peake to the role of Chief Financial Officer with responsibility for the Finance and Treasury teams across the group’s offshore business in Jersey, Isle of Man and Mauritius.

Faye, Group Head of the firm’s Corporate department, succeeds Sean Dowling, who it was announced in July will become a partner in the new business formed by the recent management buyout of Appleby’s fiduciary arm. Faye is highly regarded among colleagues and clients, with respected industry publications Chambers UK and Legal 500 UK having both identified Faye as a ‘leader in her field’. Legal 500 UK 2015 singled out Faye’s ‘commercially astute’ advice for praise.

Jonathan replaces Will Thorp and has been promoted from the position of Head of Risk, which he has held since joining Standard Bank in July 2013. Jonathan has been working at Standard Bank for two years ans is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland.

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Winner Ben Thomas (number 1) leads Elliot Baxter (number 9) who went on to finish third; Nick Corlett (number 2) who was second, and Daniel Curtis (number 3) who finished fourth.

Mud, sweat and cheers! More than 1,100 riders took part in this year’s Manx Telecom End2End Mountain Bike Challenge from the Point of Ayre to Port Erin. Some were racing to win, some to achieve personal fitness goals or raise funds for charity. As always, it was a fantastic day and the carnival atmosphere once again showed why the event has become so popular since it was first held in 1996.

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Mountain Trax/Vauxhall Motors Cycling Team rider Ben Thomas from Windlesham in Surrey retained his title as End2End champion in a time of 3h 04m 06s. Manx riders Nick Corlett (Manx Mountain Bike Club) and Elliot Baxter (Team Bikestyle) were second and third respectively. The women’s race was won by Cannondale UK rider Lee Craigie from Inverness in 3h 46m 22s. Helen Jackson from Cumbria was second and Sally Ozanne, also from Cumbria, was third. Behind the leaders were hundreds of competitors of all ages, mostly from the Island but with a significant number of riders from overseas. After the race, winner Ben Thomas told Manx Radio that the Manx Telecom End2End Mountain Bike Challenge is one his favourite events, and even better than some high profile international world cup races.

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CREECHURCH TEES UP YOUNG TALENT WITH JUNIOR TOURNAMENT The Isle of Man fund range KHG’s Senior Open golf tournament is now a firm fixture in the Island’s sporting calendar. Boutique Discretionary Fund Manager, Creechurch Capital, added a hotly contested Junior Competition to the event for 2015. The inaugural winner was Jack Gilbert, 15, from Ballasalla. Studying for his GCSEs at Castle Rushen High School, he is a member of Rowany, Peel and Castletown, and is currently undertaking work experience at Castletown Golf Club. The firm encouraged the next generation of golfers to step onto the course and compete in a Junior Competition in a bid to win a coveted place in Creechurch’s Sports Academy. This prestigious place was awarded in memory of the late Roy Merrill, who was a great supporter of the KHG Open tournament, as well as being an active and dedicated charity worker throughout his lifetime. Jack, who was triumphant in the tournament, said: “I’ve been playing golf for two-and-a-half years, but this is the best year yet. My handicap has gone from 54 to 7 and I’ve also won the Under 16 Agrimark Competition. “Since being inspired when I was a caddy for my dad in the Isle of Man scratch league, my dream is to study for my assistant pro-golfer degree. In the meantime, I’ll keep working on my game and hopefully improve even more.” The Sports Academy initiative, which has previously sponsored seven outstanding young sportspeople, offers a valuable platform to nurture talent and provides assistance to help them reach their full potential in their sporting career. Providing inspiration, one of the Sports Academy alumni, Cheshire-based golfer Charlotte Wild, previously saw success as a runner-up in the Fourqeuex Ladies Open in Paris and took part in the Ladies European Golf Tour. Stewart Quayle, Sports Academy Ambassador said: “It’s an absolute joy for us to see true talent rising through the ranks - whether in business, on the golf course, racetrack or at a shooting range. Creechurch is a relatively young business and has succeeded through dedication, fine tuning technique and masses of hard work to outshine the competition. The team there feels there are many parallels between this and young sportspeople so is committed to showing its support.” Creechurch Capital is passionately committed to the Sports Academy sponsorship programme having seen the positive results achieved by its members so far.

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CREECHURCH CAPITAL’S SPORTS ACADEMY INVESTS IN A SHOOTING STAR – MICHAEL CROSS The Sports Academy’s 14-year old Michael Cross has seen a great year of competitions, showing what this kind of support can bring. He competed in the 2015 Natwest Island Games after qualifying to represent the Isle of Man in the Olympic Skeet category. Following a fantastic event, he and teammate James Bradley finished in fourth place. The Isle of Man came second overall, scooping an impressive 41 medals that included 16 gold, 12 silver and 13 bronze. The sponsorship of these young sporting stars provides them with the opportunity to develop their skills and talent, training with the best in their field to compete in events all over the world, from the esteemed European Championships to the pinnacle of any athlete’s career – the Olympic Games. Three-time European taekwondo champion, Aaron Cook, was backed by the Sports Academy when he represented the Isle of Man to his 2014 victory. In his sporting career so far, he also represented Great Britain in the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing where he was narrowly defeated in the bronze medal match.

STEAM PACKET COMPANY SUPPORTS MANX CARRIAGE DRIVING 4 DISABLED

The Isle of Man Steam Packet Company has delivered a new wheelchair accessible carriage for the charity, Manx Carriage Driving 4 Disabled. The charity, which was established earlier this year, offers opportunities for people with disabilities. David Rawnsley, Vice-Chairman of Manx Carriage Driving 4 Disabled, said: ‘We would like to say a big thank you to the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company for helping us bring our new wheelchair accessible carriage home. ‘The carriage enables even more individuals with disabilities in the Isle of Man to experience driving a pony, in a safe environment, with all the benefits it can bring to improve their coordination, communication and decision making skills and promoting social inclusion. And, last but not least, it’s great fun and enjoyment!’ The specially-adapted carriage was built by Bennington Carriages of Nottinghamshire and is based at Ballavartyn Equestrian Centre in Santon. To find out more about Manx Carriage Driving 4 Disabled, call the secretary, Janet Thommeny, on 322431. BECAUSE QUALITY MATTERS

A Manxman with no previous ocean sailing experience is taking part in a round the world yacht race to raise funds for a Manx charity. Marc Hundleby, aged 47, is originally from the Isle of Man and after leaving in 1996 worked in Hong Kong, Sydney and Dubai. He currently lives in Sydney, but still calls the Isle of Man home and returns whenever he can to see friends and family. He has been training hard to take part in the Clipper Round The Yacht World race which starts on August 30. Divided into eight legs, and with 16 individual races, it’s an epic 11-month challenge covering a total of 40,000 nautical miles. Race organisers provide the fleet of 12 identical 70-foot ocean racing yachts, each with a fully qualified skipper. All crew members, many of whom are sailing novices like Marc, complete a rigorous training course before being allowed to take up the challenge. Marc will be on board the Team Da Nang-Viet Nam yacht – the race visits Da Nang during the fifth leg of the event. The team has around 50 crew members in total, with 20 to 22 on board at any one time. Marc, an IT Project and Programme Manager who has worked in the finance, IT, energy, telecoms and construction sectors, is aiming to complete the full 11-month race. His additional role on board is as the ship’s engineer helping the skipper to maintain the diesel engine, generator, water maker and electronic systems. Although he has done some dinghy sailing while living in Australia, the Clipper Race is a whole new adventure. He’s aware of the dangers – not least because during training for the round the world off the coast of Sydney he had to have seven stitches in his head after falling on a winch in rough seas. Marc said: “After working in the corporate world for most of my career I wanted to do something for other people rather than fuel the corporate machine. I wanted to select an organisation based in the Isle of Man and help the Manx community. As I am passionate about people’s independence, and also feel strongly about how isolated older adults can become, the Live At Home Schemes was the perfect choice. The Clipper Round The Yacht World race will be a real test of stamina and endurance – but I wanted to take on a challenge which pushed my limits and forced me out of my comfort zone, and it will certainly do that!” Marc is aiming to raise more than £3,000 for the Live At Home Scheme. If you would like to sponsor him, go to www.justgiving.com/marc-hundleby www.mha.org.uk

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CONTINENT 8 SPONSORED GOLF TOURNAMENT RAISES OVER £5,000 FOR MANX CANCER HELP The Manx Cancer Help Golf Tournament sponsored by Continent 8 Technologies was held on Friday 17th July at the Castletown Golf Links and raised over £5,000 for the charity, a fantastic success for such a deserving charity. Fourteen teams took part in windy but sunny conditions in a Texas scramble competition. The competition was hard fought with the spectators in the clubhouse following the action on the GameBook app. After eighteen tough holes SMP Partners came home winners with stunning net score of 17 under par. In addition to prizes for the winning team there was a hole in one prize on each of the course’s par three holes with fabulous prizes sponsored by Browne Craine & Co, as well as beat the Pro on the 13th. SMP’s Steve McGowan won the straightest drive and Jamie Crellin won the nearest pin on the 8th. Photos: www.facebook.com/ManxCancerHelp?fref=ts www.facebook.com/Continent8IsleofMan)

TOMMY CLUCAS CHARITY GOLF DAY The second Tommy Clucas Charity Golf Day took place at Peel Golf Club on Sunday 23rd August once again with the kind sponsorship of Richard and Alison Jones of Hanover. A total of 18 teams started playing into a stiff Easterly breeze but with the course in excellent condition good scoring was likely to be possible. With numerous holes sponsored and plenty of spot prizes up for grabs everyone had plenty of chances to pick up a prize. Whilst the results were being finalised, all the teams were fed and watered with refreshments made available by Heron & Brearley.

NET GAINS FOR BUSINESSES PLAYING BADMINTON The business world tried its hand at badminton on Saturday as Manx Sports and Recreation (MSR) hosted its annual tournament for local companies. Eight teams took part in the event, held at the NSC, organised by the Isle of Man Badminton Association and sponsored by EY.

The results saw the first members of the ‘Tommy Club’ inaugurated. To become a member, your team must score a minimum of 120 points to reflect the qualifying criteria for the Tommy Club in the Manx Grand Prix. With 120 points and finishing in third place were the team of Brian Coll, Phil Kniveton, Rob Condra and Ian Nicholson. Second place and also into the Tommy Club with 121 points are Terry Quayle, Mark Chatel, Tony Grant and Chris Kelly. Both of those scores on any other day would have been good enough to win, however with a score of 132 points Chris Looney, Kerron Christian, Andrew Mackie and Daniel Lace claimed first prize. Danny having 42 points and Kerron having 40 will see both of them playing off a lower handicap for the next event!

Many of the 40 participants were trying the sport for the first time.

The day raised in excess of £2,400 for the Tommy Clucas Community Sports Hall based at Peel Football Club and the Captain of Peel Golf Club, Peter Manzi was delighted to hand over the cheque to Anne Clucas and Neil Cain. In addition to this donation, the teams that contest the ‘Congary Cup’ also donated £500 to the charity making it an extra special day.

The tournament winner was a team from Old Mutual International, which received a trophy from Bryan Birchenough of EY.

Many thanks to our sponsors for their continued support and we look forward to the 2016 event.

Kerry Quayle, Badminton Development Officer with MSR, said the tournament was run on a round robin basis to give participants as much time as possible on court.

For more information on ‘No Strings’ sessions or the sport generally, contact Kerry on 01624 651572 or email kerry.quayle@gov.im

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LUXURY CAR MANUFACTURER BENTLEY HAS BROKEN NEW GROUND WITH THE OFFICIAL UNVEILING OF ITS FIRST SUV, THE BENTAYGA. Until now, the British brand has produced super-luxury saloons, coupes and convertibles. The Bentayga aims to satisfy demand for equally high standards of prestige and comfort in a more practical and capable SUV format. Using a new version of its turbocharged W12 petrol engine, Bentley claims the Bentayga is already the world’s fastest SUV; with 600bhp and 663lb.ft of torque it can rocket to 62mph in only 4.1 seconds and reach 187mph, despite weighing 2.4 tonnes. The Bentayga’s cabin is designed to be the world’s finest, with the highest quality evident between the trim sections. It also offers the option of an ‘event seat’, which folds out from the boot area to give a comfortable bench for two. The Bentayga will make its public debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show, with sales to commence in early 2016. Prices are yet to be confirmed but are expected to start at around £130,000.

THE JAGUAR XJ12C DRIVEN BY JOHN STEED IN THE NEW AVENGERS IS BEING SOLD AT AUCTION AND EXPECTED TO FETCH £10,000.

LAND ROVER HAS LAUNCHED ITS OWN ARMOURED RANGE ROVER AND CALLED IT THE SENTINEL. BUILT BY THE COMPANY'S OWN SPECIAL VEHICLE OPERATIONS (SVO), IT'S BASED ON A RANGE ROVER AUTOBIOGRAPHY AND COMES WITH EXTRA PROTECTION TO RESIST GUNSHOTS AND BOMB BLASTS. Using a standard wheelbase Range Rover, the Sentinel is able to protect its occupants from bullets up to 7.62mm calibre. It can also beat bomb blasts of up to 15kg of TNT. Land Rover is not giving away full details of the armour protection, but it does say there's a six piece armoured passenger cell made of high-strength steel. The normal glass is replaced by a multi-layered laminated bullet-proof version. To cope with the added weight of the armour protection, the Range Rover's suspension has been upgraded, although Land Rover reveals drivers can expect the same ride and comfort as in a standard model. It has larger brakes to deal with the extra weight of the Sentinel's protection equipment. There is also a tamper-proof exhaust, self-sealing fuel tank in case of damage and run-flat tyres. Power for the Sentinel comes from a 340hp 3.0-litre supercharged V6 petrol engine. Land Rover includes full driver training in the cost of the Sentinel, prices start at 400,000 euros and the car is available to order now.

Played by Patrick Macnee, John Steed was regularly seen on screen driving the modified Jaguar, which has a full Broadspeed body kit and extra wide wheels for the television show. Broadspeed ran racing versions of the XJ12C, powered by a 5.3-litre V12 engine, and the roadgoing version was adopted by the programme's makers as the ideal car for Steed's suave character. This car was only the eighth example built. Finished in Racing Green, the Jaguar is complete but in need of a full restoration after being stored in a barn for many years. It's being sold at auction on October 14 by H&H. Damian Jones, Sales Director of H&H, said: "Who remembers The New Avengers and did not at one time or another fancy ourselves at the wheel of this car? "Now there is a chance to make that fantasy a reality for a very nominal amount. And who knows, maybe the chance to find a modern-day Purdey in the passenger seat?!"

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BRITISH BUYERS HAVE BEEN RACING TO ORDER THE NEW FORD MUSTANG, WHICH IS AVAILABLE IN RIGHT-HAND DRIVE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN THE MUSCLE CAR'S 50-YEAR HISTORY. Since dealers started taking orders, Ford now has almost 2,000 UK buyers waiting for their very own 'pony car'. The first UK-spec Mustangs will arrive in November and Ford of Great Britain has had to ask the production line in America to make extra right-hand drive models to cope with demand. The majority of UK buyers have opted for the 5.0-litre V8 model, with 70% opting for the most powerful version of the Mustang. It has a 410bhp motor - down slightly versus left-hand drive cars due to modifications that had to be made during the conversion process.

MORE THAN 16 MILLION DRIVERS ARE JUDGING OTHER MOTORISTS BY THE COLOUR, TYPE AND CLEANLINESS OF THEIR CARS, AND ARE EVEN LETTING THEIR PREJUDICES AFFECT THE WAY THEY DRIVE. As many as 45% of the 2,000 drivers surveyed by Continental admit to deliberately changing the way they respond to certain kinds of drivers and different kinds of cars. The research showed people are twice as likely not to let someone driving a performance car out at a junction 'because they think they're It'. A waiting driver on their mobile phone is still the main reason most drivers will do their best to stop a car pulling out of a junction.

Most buyers are specifying it with the six-speed manual gearbox for the full performance experience. However, as many as 40% of the cars ordered so far have been automatic. It is anticipated that once the initial wave of orders from Mustang enthusiasts passes, the split will tip back in favour of the Ecoboost engine. British buyers are also keen on the Custom Pack, which includes satellite navigation, uprated stereo, heated and cooled front seats, rear view camera and Luster Nickel alloy wheels. So far, more than half of UK buyers have chosen the Custom Pack. The Ford Mustang costs from £29,995 for the 2.3-litre EcoBoost model, while the V8 starts at £33,995.

MINI HAS LAUNCHED ITS OWN SURFBOARD WITH HELP FROM SURF EXPERTS CHANNEL ISLANDS SURFBOARDS. THE DESIGN AIMS TO OFFER SURFERS ALL OF THE SAME ATTRIBUTES OF A MINI CAR, BUT ON THE WAVES. Called The Mini, the new surfboard has been developed with Kalani Robb, a professional surfer and US Open Surfing Champion. Just like MINI's car range, anyone buying The Mini surfboard can personalise it, thanks to a wide variety of colour choices and combinations.

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MERCEDES-BENZ GLC

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British fans of the compact SUV rejoice! The GLC represents the rst ti e ercedes has built a s all off-roader as a right-hand dri e so it s the rst chance the three-pointed star has had to test its mettle against the sales behemoths that are the BMW X3 and the Audi Q5. At this stage, it’s four-wheel drive only. A low-CO2 two-wheel drive could arrive in 2016. A pair of 2.1-litre diesel engines is all that’s familiar, as they’ve been employed in about every Merc this side of the S-Class. There are two states of tune, but the 168bhp GLC 220d version will be the best seller.

expensive, so brace yourself if you’re determined to add stereo or wheel upgrades.

WHO WOULD BUY ONE? LOOKS AND IMAGE

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The GLC is arguably the sweetest-looking of the Mercedes SUVs. It carries less visual weight than the GLE and its neatness is instantly easier on the eye. It almost manages to look good in brown. Almost.

The entry-level diesel engine provides all you really need. While it’s not fast and isn’t quiet, it’s strong enough for all sorts of uses - even pretty heavy-duty off-roading if you add the relevant option pack that includes height-adjustable suspension. AMG Line models come with harder sports suspension, and you should avoid this if you can. The standard suspension is noticeably plusher and more comfortable for everyday driving.

As for image, you’d be forgiven for thinking that novelty counts for a lot in this sector. This is the latest new thing to tell the neighbours about, and it’s likely that large numbers of people will buy into it.

SPACE AND PRACTICALITY It’s only about 15cm longer than a common compact family hatch, but a 550-litre boot makes use of the GLC’s height to create extra room for stacking cases. The all-wheel drive system and automatic gearbox, linked to advanced stability control and road-biased ever-so-slightly dualpurpose tyres, create a stable platform that will inspire confidence in all weathers. Not many Brits are likely to opt for an off-road package, but those who do will gain 46mm more ground clearance, greater angles of approach and departure and a hill descent control system. This is effective even on steep, slippery surfaces and will control the car’s descent speed independently of the driver with unerring precision.

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A nine-speed automatic gearbox is standard - a luxury feature you don’t get on rival cars. It works extremely well for the most part, but can skip around all too frequently between ratios as it tries to find the best balance for that particular moment. Avoid watching the rev counter and you’ll stop noticing it.

VALUE FOR MONEY At an initial starting price of just under £35,000, the GLC is more expensive than the cheapest automatic, four-wheel drive Audi Q5. It’s better looking, with a more impressive media interface and an interesting interior ambiance. The torque converter gearbox will offer some buyers a better option than the lighter weight, but there is reportedly a less robust dual-clutch equivalent in the Audi. Options for the Mercedes are

Compact SUVs are selling like hot cakes in Britain, and premium models have been no exception. This is a car that combines the interior space and running costs of a large hatchback with the desirable raised seating position and image boost of an SUV. Buyers for whom a Nissan Qashqai is too common and a BMW X3 is too last year will flock to the GLC. This car summed up in a single word: Solid If this car was a...: pen it would, at its heart, be a blue biro, but to all appearances it would be a great-looking premium-grade pen with plenty of appeal.

FACTS AT A GLANCE Mercedes-Benz GLC 220d, from £34,950 ENGINE: 2.1-litre turbocharged petrol producing 168bhp and 295lb/ft TRANSMISSION: Nine-speed automatic driving all four wheels PERFORMANCE: Top speed 130mph, 0-62mph in 8.3 seconds ECONOMY: 56.5mpg combined EMISSIONS: 129g/km of CO2 (except 20-inch wheels

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BMW 3 SERIES 2015

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Listen carefully, because the new bits of the 3 Series may not be obvious. This is a mid-life lift rather than a brand-new car, so from the outside there are resculpted bumpers, new lights including LED daytime running lights and tail lights - plus new exhaust pipes, depending on your engine. Inside, there’s new cabin materials and some new equipment, but under the skin there’s some new engines, plus revised suspension and steering, all designed to keep it on top of the dynamic tree. LOOKS AND IMAGE At first glance, you’re unlikely to notice it’s a 2015 3 Series that’s just barged in front of the traffic queue; this is a very subtle makeover. The front bumper has wider vents underneath, the rearranged headlights are also designed to give the car greater width on the road, and the rear LED lights are certainly smarter. This is still a car that looks best with the right wheel and colour combination, and effectively looks like all the other 3 Series models already on the road but that’s not necessarily a bad thing.

SPACE AND PRACTICALITY There’s no more space in the new 3 Series than there was before, but for a car of this size, it copes with people and their luggage well. Front seat passengers are best catered for, with head and legroom a little more restricted in the rear, although normal-sized adults will be comfortable. One small, if notable improvement, is the new cup holder ahead of the gear lever, which is more substantial than before. The boot remains a useful 480 litres and is easily accessed through a decent aperture.

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turbocharged six-cylinder unit. With 322bhp available, as well as a 332lb/ft of torque, there’s no doubt it is absurdly fast; 0-62mph takes 5.1 seconds, which is as quick as an M3 from 10 years ago. Match it with impressive automatic transmission and you get quick shifts when required, and smoothness when you’re not in a hurry, it’s also more economical. The steering and suspension changes have come about thanks to improved body mountings, allowing stiffer settings for the dampers and springs, without the ride quality suffering. This particular model had adaptive damping and steering too, but it remains a fun and responsive sports saloon to drive, although more humble models may offer better handling.

VALUE FOR MONEY As part of the changes for 2015, all 3 Series models now get the basic satellite navigation system as well as BMW’s emergency on-call service: if you have an accident where the airbags are deployed, the car will automatically call for assistance. The entry SE model gets 17-inch alloy wheels, air conditioning, Bluetooth, DAB and cruise control, while this near top-spec 340i comes in M Sport guise only. Some of the options are on the pricey side, but the general equipment level is good value.

WHO WOULD BUY ONE? The chances of you buying a 3 Series are pretty high. It’s featured in the list of top 10 bestsellers in the UK for several years on the spin for a variety of reasons. The BMW badge is one of course, as is its reputation for being a driver’s car, which still holds true. It appeals to young, thrusting executives, the young and the old and anyone looking for a little bit of flash in their lives. That it has become ubiquitous, hasn’t hurt its chances either, so expect to see a lot more new ones. This car summed up in a single word: German If this car was a...: Kitchen appliance, it would be one of those shiny chrome toasters that will toast eight slices of bread and buy flowers for your mother with ruthless efficiency.

FACTS AT A GLANCE BMW 340i, £39,505 ENGINE: 3.0-litre petrol unit producing 322bhp and 332lb/ft of torque TRANSMISSION: Eight-speed automatic gearbox driving the rear wheels PERFORMANCE: Top speed 155mph (limited), 0-62mph in 5.1 seconds ECONOMY: 41.5mpg combined EMISSIONS: 159g/km of CO2

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Relaxing Gadgets A recurring theme in the Gadgets section of this magazine is that the internet searches, that practically write the articles for me each month, are usually the catalyst for the reaction that allows me to be so blatantly rude and offensive about companies that realistically make all our lives so much easier and more efficient. However, this month posed an issue that I did not foresee when I took on the challenge of writing a technology-centric piece. This challenge is not one for the faint-hearted, or the mentally weak. This challenge, my friends and dear readers, is the labyrinthine maze of gadget help forums. As you can imagine, searching “Slow Gadgets” on any given search engine will not, as I had hoped, provide you with results concerning tech that will perhaps move slowly (on purpose), or create slow motion video. Instead, I found myself on pages so crammed with the lexicon and syntax of the computer age that I (ironically) tried and failed to use Google Chrome’s translate function. One website aptly named tech4nerds perfectly summed up every page that appeared from this search with its tagline “tech support for the people that actually want their tech to work”. As you can probably tell from my writing each month, I am neither technologically savvy nor willing to do enough research to give actual advice on the gadgets I write about, and so I’m sure you will understand when I say that reading just a small number of the pages online that I saw not only put me off writing about faulty electronics but made me question the very reasons I’m actually employed to write a section on technology. However, after a short time questioning my boss’ (and my own) decisions, I realised that I’m not here to confuse you guys and sell you on tech that won’t really make any difference to you. I’m here for the everyday buyer, the person that walks into the Apple store to write funny messages on the display iPads rather than to complain to the employees that my custom-built Macbook isn’t running at optimal speed. So, I picked myself up, brushed off my own insecurities and sat down to write you the article you’re reading now. One that deals with theme of “Slow” in gadgetry in a way that we can

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all relate to. Relaxation (before anyone complains, I realise I’ve actually done this before but read above for the explanation). In this modern age of fast food, fast work and a need for an even faster pace of life, it’s vital that we dedicate ourselves to making sure we can find time to relax and forget about the growing stresses in our lives (I’m writing this at the time of GCSE results so yes teenagers I’m talking to you too). When the older generations think about relaxing, technology is rarely an image that comes to mind, however I’m here to change that by showing everyone that slowing down doesn’t always necessarily mean stopping altogether. In a lesson I learnt from none other than Peter Griffin, it’s all about moderation.

conceal for others on a daily basis (I’m not lonely I swear). The technology age has made it even more difficult to avoid these stress triggers, with instant messaging and even video calling meaning that we literally cannot get away, and in the case of “Read Receipts” on iMessage or “Seen” on Facebook Messenger, we can’t even ignore people anymore. The problem that we face given these issues is that, with so

Pplkpr One of the biggest causes of stress in everyone’s lives is the company we keep. No matter how “genuine” or “honest” people claim to be, there’s a bitch hidden under the skin of all of us. We can hug each other, buy each other hangover breakfasts or even, in the case of every female under the age of 26, post constant pictures with each other claiming that we’ll “never forget my best friend” or that “my best friend is better than yours”, but these empty gestures are merely a thin veil for the boiling hatred that we all

many people constantly popping up either in person or on your phone, the people that cause you the most stress seem to blend into one, meaning that they may be causing you (figuratively) life-threatening levels of anguish without you even knowing. Thank God Pplkpr, the new app for smartphones, is here to (figuratively) save your life. By connecting to a small heart rate monitor you can wear under your shirt, this app tracks the change in your heart rate when talking to different contacts in your Facebook friends in real life, showing you

“By connecting to a small heart rate monitor you can wear under your shirt, this app tracks the change in your heart rate when talking to different contacts in your Facebook friends in real life, showing you the individuals that cause you the most stress when talking to you.”

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the individuals that cause you the most stress when talking to you. Genius, yes? Well, in a way. Yes, this exposes the ‘friends’ in your group that are the reason you always have an underlying need to cause grievous bodily harm to others, and yes less stress is best in all cases, however I question whether we really need another excuse to hate? The need to harm others can remain underlying if we don’t know the cause, and is a less extreme blanket hatred not better than a scathing direct one? These are very philosophical questions to ask in a gadgets section of a small, island-wide magazine, but nonetheless they are important ones. This app can be downloaded free in the iTunes store, however as anyone that has read this page before knows, heart monitors do not come cheap (refer back to any of the previous months in which I have talked about stress). Unfortunately the monitor you need is specific to the app (according to reviews) and thus it takes a bit of time searching online (read above as to why I don’t do this part), and so you’ll probably have to fork out a fair bit in order to eliminate your own friends. Worth it? Yeah Thync Anybody who has watched Futurama quite as avidly as it should have been watched knows that headwear can play a phenomenally important role in an animal’s life (Monkey. Hat. If you know, you know). Not only can a good piece of roofing finish off your look immaculately, but with the help of Thync, it can also reduce your levels of stress. The startup company from Los Gatos have produced a headset to go alongside an app for smartphones that allows the user to take advantage of small electrical impulses that stimulate certain areas of the brain inducing either excitement or calm. For the purpose of this article I’ll focus mainly on the calm, obviously, although in my opinion any company that are using electricity to

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stimulate our brains in any kind of way is one that deserves a whole lot of spotlight. Electronic stimulation has been used for a long time to stimulate brain activity, although admittedly this practice has been primarily resorted to in very, very oldschool mental institutions. With the focus on technology as a method of self-help in the new age, there’s no reason this relatively primitive method of mental remoulding can be transferred to common calming gadgets. I don’t do this often, mainly because I’m far too proud, but here I am going to use the experience of one reviewer who actually got to try this out. In his own words, Kyle Russell describes the experience like this: “In use, you get a wavy, tingly feeling on your upper forehead and the front of your scalp. It’s not unpleasant, but it would definitely take a few uses before it stops feeling weird. While I was warned that Thync might not work the first time, a few minutes into my first session (using the calm setting) I felt a wave of sluggishness pass over me. I had some difficulty putting words into a coherent question for [CEO] Goldwasser, and felt a strong urge to take a nap that lasted until I get home” I’m not quite sure what’s in the air at the Thync HQ, but it sounds like there may have been a fair bit more than oxygen and electrical stimulation going around that day. According to Russell, if you’re after an alternative to a good cup of tea, this is not it. However if knocking yourself out with a heavy object is your preferred method of forcing yourself to relax, this $299 system may be the one for you. Short of a prescription-level sedative, this is the best way of forcing your body into a coma-like state of inactivity. Probably not good for you, definitely not cost effective.

Crazy Aaron’s Thinking Putty If the name of this product didn’t entice you enough already, this section probably isn’t for you. As mentioned earlier, I am no technology wizard, and if nothing else my dedication to putty (dedication enough to include it here I might add) doesn’t prove that, I don’t know what will. Also mentioned earlier was the importance of my Google searching when it comes to this article each month, and that has led me to Crazy Aaron’s Thinking Putty. This product, the brainchild of a mysterious ‘Aaron’, encapsulates the very essence of my writing; fun and simplicity. It’s all well and good me attempting to hurt the CEOs of great companies like Apple and Microsoft each month with sharp wit and subtle insults, but as I’ve mentioned in previous months, when I find a product that I truly respect, I say so. And Aaron, wherever and whoever you are, you’ve earned that respect. Nothing will ever relieve stress better than a stress ball (forget everything I’ve mentioned about technology before), and this putty is the perfect form of that. Although it is branded as ‘Thinking Putty’, it’s obvious from the moment you see it that this is meant to be beaten, battered and thrown in the name of stress relief, and as anyone that has owned Play-Doh in the past will know, putty and clay are the ideal substance to use for this purpose. There’s not a whole lot to mention about this product, as it simply is a tin of putty, but in all honesty, off all the products I have reviewed in the past (and that’s quite a number), this may be the most worthwhile purchase I can advise my readers on. Visit www.puttyworld.com to see the immense range that Aaron has created. For the love of god, never, ever take my advice on actual electronics, but please listen to me when it comes to putty.

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Slow Food, Here Come's The Bride - Slowly, What's On, Event photos, Slow Fashion, Get The Look, Manx Startisans, Food Trends, Mud Sweat & Ch...