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Lieutenant Governor opens Easter Art Exhibition

POSTED Thu last week by MT

His Excellency Lieutenant Governor Mr Adam Wood officially opened the Isle of Man Art Society’s Easter Exhibition at the Villa Marina Arcade. Guests attending the opening night on April 16 had a chance to see the work of more than 100 artists who are exhibiting over 400 paintings which have never been publicly displayed or put on sale before. Most ...

KPMG comments on new Financial Reporting Standard (FRS) for insurers

POSTED Thu last week by MT

The Financial Reporting Committee (FRC) recently published FRS 103 for Insurance Contracts which supplements FRS 102 and completes the new suite of Financial Reporting Standards replacing the current UK GAAP with effect from 1 January 2015. Commenting on the publication by the FRC Simon Nicholas, Director at KPMG, says it provides further clarity f...

Spring into action with the Appleby Sportive 2014

POSTED Wed last week

Entries are now open on-line (via for the 5th annual Appleby Sportive, which will take place on Bank Holiday Monday, 5 May. Starting and finishing at Ramsey Rugby Club, the challenging cycling event consists of timed courses over either 100km or 72km, taking in many roads that are not typically used in local races and featuring more than 1500m of ascent, including the climbs of Druidale and Slieau Whallian. The Sportive is sponsored by Appleby as part of its support for the Ellan Vannin Cycling Club. In 2013 the law firm renewed its three-year sponsorship agreement with the club, which also includes providing Appleby-branded cycling kit for the club and supporting the Appleby Under 18 Circuit Championships, a competiti...

Buchan pupils triumph in Zurich Schools Mini Tennis Programme Final

POSTED Wed last week

Pupils from the Buchan School have won this year’s Zurich Inter-Schools Mini Tennis Championship. The finals took place recently on the indoor courts at Albany Tennis Club in Douglas, with pupils from eight primary schools taking part in the event following a series of regional heats across the Island. The Championship marks the end of the annual Zurich Primary Schools Mini Tennis Programme whereby a small number of LTA-qualified tennis teachers, led by Albany’s Head Coach, Ian Watson, visit the majority of the Isle of Man’s junior schools to deliver a six-week beginners course. Pupils participating in the programme are seven years of age and, for most of them, tennis is an entirely new sport. Following the end of the programme, many of th...

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