Plastic Shirts

Children set to take part in the Sporting Club Manx Youth Games in 2022 will wear new eco-friendly shirts made from recycled plastic bottles with participants invited to choose the design. Ahead of the first sessions, the event’s new sponsor Sporting Club Isle of Man wants participants to vote for one of three eye-catching designs this month, before the winning design is unveiled at the event’s official launch on 24 January.

Rajan Nandha, Funding Director of Sporting Club Isle of Man, said: ‘The Club is really looking forward to engaging with young people through the Manx Youth Games – and we wanted to give participants an early opportunity to get involved in the selection of the official EcoKit shirts that will be used over the next three years. As a UNESCO Biosphere partner, sustainability is one of our key objectives and the teams we operate, including FC Isle of Man, all wear recycled plastic kits which have proved extremely popular.’

Each shirt is manufactured by Sporting Club Isle of Man’s kit suppliers, Hope & Glory, and is made from approximately 16 recycled plastic bottles.

The 2022 Manx Youth Games will take place in and around the NSC on Saturday May 7.

Not Milk!

Douglas Council says its cannot accept milk cartons in its kerbside recycling boxes and they will be left in the box is residents put them in there.

The Council said: ‘Current disposal routes for the cartons is through the IOM Creameries bins at the Civic Amenity Sites (not currently at the Eastern Household Site) for Douglas Residents there is a disposal point at Tesco’s or Contact IOM Creameries directly.’

UCM Open Night

On Tuesday November 23 University College Isle of Man’s (UCM) will be holding its annual Open Evening to showcase the institution’s wide range of full time, part time and leisure courses. The event will be held at UCM’s main campus on Homefield Road in Douglas from 4pm –7pm.

UCM offers more than 300 further education courses suitable for school leavers, apprentices and those seeking to retrain and upskill. Subjects include: Art, Design, Media & Music; Access to Education, Business Administration & IT, Childcare, Construction, Computing, Engineering, Hairdressing & Beauty Therapy, Health & Social Care, Hospitality & Catering, Life & Work Skills and Sport. The university college also has a wide range of leisure courses for people who want to learn a new hobby or improve existing skills.

Lulu Gillow, Head of Student Services, said: ‘We offer a wide variety of courses at UCM at all kinds of levels and in all sorts of subjects, from Hairdressing to Plumbing, Pilates to Cyber Security! As well as ensuring a high-quality learning experience, we also provide a number of services to support our students both academically and personally.’

Peppa Pig

During a major speech to business leaders PM Boris Johnson not only forgot what he was saying, he them began to ramble on about Peppa Pig World. It’s pretty weird..

German Warning

Germany’s health minister has issued his starkest warning yet on the importance of getting vaccinated.

‘By the end of this winter everyone in Germany will either be vaccinated, recovered or dead,’ Jens Spahn told a news conference in Berlin on Monday. Germany is in the grip of a fourth wave of coronavirus. Cases are rising rapidly and many hospitals are full. It has one of the lowest vaccination rates in Western Europe, with 68% of people fully vaccinated.

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