Here’s your weekly dose of all things good, enjoy.

Community Efforts


 - Firstly in community news we turn to our friends in Guernsey who hosted the rematch between FC Isle of Man and Guernsey FC last night. After the Manx boys delivered a win to their home crowd in the last match, the teams decided to see how that would hold up in Guernsey. Unfortunately our lads didn’t get the win this time, but not without putting up a fight. After a close match that ended in a 1-1 draw it was down to penalties with Guernsey just squeezing ahead on 5-4. A good time was still had by all those attending though and we can’t wait to see FC IOM back in action soon. (photo: FC Isle of Man)
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Firstly in community news we turn to our friends in Guernsey who hosted the rematch between FC Isle of Man and Guernsey FC last night. After the Manx boys delivered a win to their home crowd in the last match, the teams decided to see how that would hold up in Guernsey. Unfortunately our lads didn’t get the win this time, but not without putting up a fight. After a close match that ended in a 1-1 draw it was down to penalties with Guernsey just squeezing ahead on 5-4. A good time was still had by all those attending though and we can’t wait to see FC IOM back in action soon. (photo: FC Isle of Man)


 - At this point if you haven’t heard of the work of Beach Buddies then what are you doing? The charity, headed by Bill Dale BEM, have been working with the Manx public for 14 years since 2006 and in that time have seen 15,000 volunteers turn up to clear up our beaches. This weekend saw the group head up north as they cleared up the beach at the Point of Ayre this morning. A brilliant example of how a community can come together for the benefit of all, keep up the good work guys and thanks to everyone who turned out this morning to help with the clean up. You can find future events on their Facebook page here. (photo: Beach Buddies IOM)
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At this point if you haven’t heard of the work of Beach Buddies then what are you doing? The charity, headed by Bill Dale BEM, have been working with the Manx public for 14 years since 2006 and in that time have seen 15,000 volunteers turn up to clear up our beaches. This weekend saw the group head up north as they cleared up the beach at the Point of Ayre this morning. A brilliant example of how a community can come together for the benefit of all, keep up the good work guys and thanks to everyone who turned out this morning to help with the clean up. You can find future events on their Facebook page here. (photo: Beach Buddies IOM)


 - This week we saw the kids head back for the new school year and whilst none of us knows what the future will hold for our young people, we think they deserve a shout out for getting through a weird few months of being in and out of school so far and we wish all of them luck for the coming year. When talking about the end of summer we also need to give a shout out to all the pandemic parents and guardians who have been looking after their kids for an odd summer. Whether you were tearing up this week at their first first day of school or their last first day, congrats on getting them to where they are now. (Art: Laura Bowles/Isle of Social)
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This week we saw the kids head back for the new school year and whilst none of us knows what the future will hold for our young people, we think they deserve a shout out for getting through a weird few months of being in and out of school so far and we wish all of them luck for the coming year. When talking about the end of summer we also need to give a shout out to all the pandemic parents and guardians who have been looking after their kids for an odd summer. Whether you were tearing up this week at their first first day of school or their last first day, congrats on getting them to where they are now. (Art: Laura Bowles/Isle of Social)

Online Best Bits


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Since the start of the current pandemic I think we’ve all got used to the ‘festivals at home’ set up. Nevertheless it’s still always interesting to see how different artists go about it and what the inside of their homes look like. Nothing like a good nosey round somebody’s house, especially when that somebody is a super-rich celebrity. This week sees BBC Radio 2 take on the festival at home task with Radio 2 Live. This time with your favourite musicians seemingly performing in someone’s massive garden. Being the BBC, they’ve got a good set of names for your entertainment with Sir Tom Jones, John Legend, Sheryl Crow, McFly (coming soon to the IOM) and more, all performing with impressive socially-distanced productions. You’ll have found the performances all over the BBC this weekend but they’re probably most easily watchable on the BBC iPlayer.

If you have spent any substantial amount of time on YouTube it’s not a long shot to say you’ve probably seen at least one of Tom Scott’s videos. The man seems to get into everybody’s recommended box and for good reason. Tom creates short videos about a wide variety of topics that are mainly linked by the fact that they will make you go ‘oh right that’s actually pretty cool/interesting.’ As well as just being a suggestion to check out his whole channel, I am also going to point you in the direction of Tom’s most recent video where he attempted the unachievable task of discovering the ‘best thing.’ Using Wikipedia (and a long list of ways to narrow down the list) and surveying his audience Tom compiled a list of the top ten best things which he admits is largely reflective on his audience but still very interesting. You can find that video to the right or click here for his Tom Scott YouTube channel.


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One of the main aims for the weekly round up is to put a smile on your face and bring you the most wholesome content from the internet world. This week, actors Sam Neill and Jeff Goldblum have perfectly encapsulated this idea on Twitter. The two actors are long-standing friends since they both appeared in a little film called Jurassic Park and have recently been reunited for the Jurassic World sequels. Obviously aware of how much the internet loves celebrity friendships, the two decided to have a bit of a jam session online. For those not in the know, Goldblum is also a jazz musician having released two studio albums with his band ‘Jeff Goldblum and the Mildred Snitzer Orchestra.’ You can watch the three videos on Sam Neill’s twitter @TwoPaddocks.