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  • Finland 'finds Patriot missiles' on China-bound ship

    12/21/2011 3:22:04 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 47 replies
    BBC News ^ | 12/21/11 | BBC
    The Finnish authorities have impounded an Isle of Man-flagged ship bound for China with undeclared missiles and explosives, officials say. Police are questioning the crew of the MS Thor Liberty after what were described as 69 Patriot anti-missile missiles were found aboard. Interior Minister Paivi Rasanen said the missiles were marked "fireworks". The MS Thor Liberty had docked in the Finnish port of Kotka after leaving Germany last week. Dock workers became suspicious after finding explosives poorly stored on open pallets, and the missiles were then found in containers marked "fireworks". The managing director of the ship's owner, Thorco Shipping,...
  • Why did Iran register ships in the Isle of Man?

    10/16/2010 11:40:43 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 5 replies · 1+ views
    BBC File on 4 ^ | July 13, 2010 | Allan Urry
    Later this month [July 2010] Foreign Secretary William Hague and his EU counterparts are expected to release more details about the latest round of European sanctions aimed at halting Iran's military machine and possible development of weapons of mass destruction. But a File on 4 investigation has discovered questions over whether the Iranians have already sidestepped the international arms embargo, on the UK's own doorstep by setting up companies in the Isle of Man to register ships for its fleet. The Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Line (IRISL) has been under increasing levels of international sanctions during the past two...
  • Mavizen's 130 MPH TTX02 Electric Motorcycle Runs on Linux

    11/06/2009 1:40:44 PM PST · by ShadowAce · 41 replies · 1,014+ views
    Treehugger ^ | 6 Novemberr 2009 | Michael Graham Richard
    Why did you stop? Well, I was recompiling my kernel and got a segfault...Mavizen has decided to offer a new electric bike based on the previous winner of the TTXGP so that other teams can have a solid foundation to build on for next year. The TTX02 is based on the KTM RC8 with a Agni powerplant. The twist is that they call it a "laptop on wheels" because of all the electronics it packs on top of what is strictly required to control the electric motor (dash-mounted computer that runs Linux, has wifi connectivity and a web-server, etc)....
  • Pytheas Visited The Isle Of Man In 300BC - Claim

    04/14/2008 11:08:44 AM PDT · by blam · 20 replies · 2,533+ views
    IOM Today ^ | 4-8-2008 | ADRIAN DARBYSHIRE
    Pytheas visited the Isle of Man in 300BC - claim ANCIENT GREEK: The explorer Pytheas By ADRIAN DARBYSHIRE AN Ancient Greek explorer's extraordinary voyage took him to the Isle of Man 300 years before the birth of Christ, new research claims. Scientist and geographer Pytheas (pronounced Puth-e-as) is now believed to have visited the Island in about 325BC to take sun measurements during a three-year voyage – the first recorded circumnavigation of the British Isles. Pytheas was born in the Greek settlement of Massalia, now Marseille, about 360BC and was a contemporary of Alexander the Great (356-323BC). Marseille at that...
  • The Jihadi Journalist (Debbie Schlussel Says There's Nothing Laudatory About Peter Jennings Alert)

    08/08/2005 9:36:03 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 166 replies · 5,106+ views
    Debbie Schlussel.com ^ | 08/08/05 | Debbie Schlussel
    Jihadi Journalist: The Real Peter Jennings By Debbie Schlussel While the rest of the world is blindly singing the praises of Peter Jennings, here's a reality check: Peter Jennings did more for the cause of Islamic terrorism than any media figure today. And that's nothing to celebrate, honor, or even memorialize. Before there was Al Jazeerah, there was Peter Jennings. From the beginning of Jennings career until his death, Jennings' biased coverage went beyond the pale, bending over backward in "understanding" the terrorists who hate us-- from seeing "their side" when he covered the seige and then murder of innocent...
  • Isle of Man: Space Industry

    01/23/2006 5:42:21 PM PST · by KevinDavis · 3 replies · 215+ views
    The Lawyer.com ^ | 01/23/06
    The space industry has landed firmly on the Isle of Man. Andrew Corlett reports on how proposed changes to Manx law will encourage further investment from global companies Space has become big business. In 2005, the sector generated in excess of $125bn (£70.66bn) for the global economy, and the Isle of Man has been quick to recognise this trend. Over the past five years, the island been steadily building a portfolio of space-related businesses and incentives. Inmarsat, Boeing, Sea Launch and Loral already have operational structures there, and 2006 should see the emergence of the island as a recognised niche...
  • Court Papers Show Charges That Group Aided Terrorists

    10/18/2003 2:19:51 AM PDT · by sarcasm · 11 replies · 525+ views
    The New York Times ^ | October 18, 2003 | ERIC LICHTBLAU
    ASHINGTON, Oct. 17 — Federal law enforcement authorities said in court documents unsealed on Friday that they suspected a group of Islamic charities in Northern Virginia of laundering hundreds of thousands of dollars or more from Saudi Arabia to help finance terrorist attacks by Hamas and other militant groups.The authorities said in documents that they suspected that the network of charitable and educational institutions known as the Saar group in Herndon, Va., used an elaborate system of domestic and overseas financial transactions to "blur the trail" of its revenues and disguise the fact that it was sending money to aid...
  • Second Saudi with possible link to terror is tied to Ptech

    01/21/2003 2:17:53 AM PST · by sarcasm · 1 replies · 295+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | January 21, 2003 | Ross Kerber
    <p>Ptech came under scrutiny chiefly because of the role of an early financial backer, Yasin al-Qadi. He helped run a charity, the Muwafaq Foundation, that the Bush administration has alleged financed Al Qaeda, the terror organization. Al-Qadi, who has denied being connected to terrorism, previously served as a director of Ptech investor Sarmany Ltd., an investment company registered in the Isle of Man.</p>