Isle of Man

National Economics, Gambling and Cryptocurrency: A Perfect Storm?

<i>Noelle Acheson is a 10-year veteran of company analysis, corporate finance and fund management, and a member of CoinDesk's product team.</i><p><i>The following</i> …

Bitcoin

Yorkshire is getting its own international football team

A group of dedicated football fans have applied for a Yorkshire team to compete on the international stage.<p>The YIFA men's side will be members of …

Leeds

Two Cavaliers Advance in Singles at ITA Atlantic Regional

<b>Oct. 21, 2017</b><p><b>LYNCHBURG, Va. -</b> Two members of the Virginia men’s tennis team picked up singles victories while a doubles team advanced to the …

Virginia Cavaliers

Nigel Farage admits trying to avoid tax with offshore fund

Nigel Farage tried to avoid tax by setting up an offshore trust fund, an investigation has revealed.<p>The former Ukip leader admitted to the fund after …

Nigel Farage

Here's how Halloween is celebrated around the world

• <b>In the US, costumes and trick-or-treating sum up the Halloween experience.</b>• <b><br>But in other parts of the world, Halloween celebrations range from cemetery gatherings to buffalo-racing.</b>• <b><br>The Festival of Cows in Nepal is a carnival that celebrates the dead.</b>• <b><br>Meanwhile, the Festival of the Hungry Ghosts is an</b> …

Holidays

Kostya at the 2017 Isle of Man International

<i>IM Kostya Kavutskiy vs. the 14th World Champion, Vladimir Kramnik. Photo: Chess.com / Maria Emilianova</i><p>With Anand, Kramnik, Caruana, Nakamura, …

Kilwinning Rangers star Bryan Boylan hopes his first taste of international football with Junior Scotland won't be his last

Strike ace featured in all three Umbro Quadrangular tournament matches last week as the Scots just came up short.<p>Bryan Boylan savoured every second …

Sport (UK)

Isle of Man adventure with the 2017 BAC Mono

The Isle of Man might be best known for the legendary TT race, but it's also the only place in the British Isles where you can legally drive as fast as you want. How better to take advantage of that than in the new 2017 BAC Mono?

Supercars

Spiralling costs of hiring GP's should be cut by government says Wishaw MSP

Locum GP problem in Lanarkshire laid bare by Graham Simpson.<p>A Wishaw list MSP is calling on the Scottish Government to cut the spiralling cost of …

Health Care

Stunned fisherman films 12ft shark stalking waters in rare sighting off UK coast

Stunned fishermen filmed a 12ft shark stalking British waters while catching crab off the Norfolk coast.<p>Astonishing footage shows the massive …

Oceans

The UK government have responded to questions about in-game gambling

<b>Update, October 17:</b> <i>The UK government has provided a response to two questions on the subject of in-game gambling posed by a Labour MP last …

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Great drives: Isle of Man in a suitably soothing Volvo S90

There is a certain irony in driving one of the safest cars on what’s probably the most dangerous road in the British Isles. I’d write “racing circuit”, but the 37.7-mile lap of the Isle of Man T T races comprises, famously, public roads. That’s public highways as in ones with kerbs, lamp posts, …

Hurricane Ophelia: Schools closed and thousands without power

<b>Schools are closed and hundreds of thousands of people remain without electricity in Ireland after Ophelia battered the British Isles.</b><p>All schools in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland remain closed for a second day as the clear-up continues.<p>Some 245,000 homes and businesses are without …

Weather

Labour MP submits loot box questions to Parliament as petition passes 10,000

It looks like the British government may get involved in loot boxes whether it wants to or not, as a Cambridge MP submits his own questions.<p>Why I'm …

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Loot box questions brought up in UK parliament

“Loot” used to be such a nice word. It brought to mind coffers piled with doubloons. Today it is often followed by the word “crate” and an expression …

PC Gaming

Bloodhound Diary: Jet engine's stamp of approval

<b>A British team is developing a car that will be capable of reaching 1,000mph (1,610km/h). Powered by a rocket bolted to a Eurofighter-Typhoon jet engine, the vehicle will first mount an assault on the world land speed record (763mph; 1,228km/h).</b> Bloodhound <b>should start running on Hakskeen Pan in</b> …

Aerospace

Hooniverse Asks: What was the greatest racing event of all time?

For those of us who enjoy motorsport, we all have our preferred type of motorsport to watch. Be it two wheels or four, open wheel or closed cockpit …

Motorsport

U.K. lawmaker gets involved in loot-box controversy

Questions whether loot crates violate gambling law<p>A member of the United Kingdom’s parliament has opened an inquiry into the loot-box model of microtransactions in console games, on behalf of a constituent who asked him about the legality of the practice.<p>Daniel Zeichner, a Labour MP from Cambridge, …

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Historic Strangford home of veteran BBC broadcaster Dunseith still on market

A new owner for the family home of the late BBC Talkback presenter David Dunseith is still being sought - two years after it went on the market.<p>The …

News (Ireland)

Prodigy

Twelve-year-old Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa scored a sensational result in the recent Isle of Man Masters. At the age of ten years and ten months, he achieved the extraordinary distinction of becoming the youngest official international master in the history of chess. The youngest ever grandmaster is …

Journalism

Legal online gambling is returning to the U.S., if Monster plays its cards right

Monster is gambling on a whole new beat – but some are hearing a very different sound.<p>Gambling is a fantastically, astonishingly lucrative market, …

U.S. Department of Justice

Brexit talks: A tragicomedy in 5 acts

LONDON — With an international cast of characters, moments of high drama and two leading men who enjoy hamming it up for all they’re worth, the …

Brexit

Donal Lunny's musical journey - tracing The Celtic Songlines

<b>Is there such a thing as 'Celtic music' and if there is, what exactly is it? These are some of the questions that legendary musician Dónal Lunny</b> …

News (Ireland)

I've won almost everything in the juniors but a Junior Scotland triumph might top the lot - Bryan Young

Young is set to play a key role for his country against Northern Ireland, Ireland and the Isle of Man over the next four days.<p>Bryan Young has won …

Scotland

Junior football: Cambuslang Rangers get back on track with victory in seven-goal thriller

THE Lang came from a goal behind at half-time to beat Irvine Meadow in a match which saw three players sent off.<p><b>Cambuslang Rangers.....4 Irvine</b> …

Sport (UK)

Brexiters’ trade dreams going up in smoke

Nearly two-thirds of our trade is with the EU or countries it has deals with. Not only does Brexit jeopardise this privileged access. In much of the …

Brexit

Black week for Britain’s cyclists after spate of road fatalities in October

<b>Significant number of cyclists killed and seriously injured on Britain's roads during October</b><p>There has been a spate of cyclists killed or seriously …

Cycling

Bet your shirt on it: the changing face of Premier League sponsorships

Twenty seasons ago not a single Premier League jersey carried the name of a gambling company – now nine do. We trace the trends on ‘the most cost-effective billboard you can buy’ and examine the impact sponsorship has<p>Fun88 is an online gaming business focused on the Asian market, owned by a holding …

English Premier League

Aswin Lizen Wins A-Singles at Farnsworth Invitational

<b>Oct. 8, 2017</b><p><b>PRINCETON, N.J. -</b> The Virginia men's tennis team had five players competing at the Farnsworth Invitational, held Friday through Sunday, …

Virginia Cavaliers

The Sunday Social with TT racer Maria Costello

For this week’s Sunday Social we spoke with Maria Costello, who was the first female solo racer to stand on the podium at the Isle of Man when she …