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#01  United States of America

#02 Canada*

#03  United Kingdom with 7400+
#04  New Zealand with 71

#05 Canada – Toronto with 66

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Written by iomgov

1 September 2011 at 23:22

Posted in Research

opencorporates map

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I helped Chris Taggart at opencorporates.com with the Isle of Man data, some other offshore jurisdictions and corporate entities/structures.

Pending tweaks but I have developed a visual front end to opencorporates.com to help demonstrate to officials, to track total progress with colour coded links and to help end users without English:

opencorporates map

 

 

Written by iomgov

23 August 2011 at 15:09

Posted in News, Open Data, Services

Commonwealth Youth Games 2011

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I was surprised that tickets are not available with online sales.

Information regarding ticket prices and dates and times of events can be found via the following links:

Ticket Prices

Sports Timetable

Manx residents can purchase their tickets from the Welcome Centre at the Sea Terminal and the Villa Marina Reception or via the Ticketing Hotline on +44 (0)1624 600555. 

Off-island spectators can also purchase tickets from the above ticket outlets or alternatively contact Regency Travel, the CYG2011 Preferred Travel Agent to arrange a travel, accommodation and ticket package.  Email Regency Travel at cyg2011@isleofmanbreaks.com or by phone on +44 (0)1624 694456.

Written by iomgov

19 August 2011 at 00:30

Posted in Feedback

Manx Telecom Twitter SMS updates

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Graeme Jones, Director, BCS Isle of Man and Graham Shimmin, Product Manager, Manx Telecom are pleased to confirm that, further to feedback from the January event, a contract has now been signed with Twitter.

There’s now an easy way to use Twitter without having to access the internet. Manx Telecom customers can send their ‘Tweets’ via an SMS text message – it’s the simplest and quickest way to update your Twitter profile. All you have to do is register for the Twitter via SMS service by texting ‘Register’ to 89887 or by logging in to your Twitter account and visiting the Mobile section of your Twitter profile.

Tweets are charged at standard SMS rates and you can send Tweets to your timeline by simply sending the message to 89887 (max 140 characters). ‘Mentions’ will be sent to you via SMS and you can Mention another user by simply adding their Twitter username – @manxtelecom, for example – to your Tweet. You can also use Twitter via SMS in the following ways:

Send a Direct Message to a user via SMS by sending ‘D username and your message’ to 89887 Ex. “D @manxtelecom hello”

Follow a user by sending follow username to 89887 Ex. “follow @manxtelecom”

Turn on notifications of a user so you receive every Tweet of theirs via SMS by sending On Username Ex. “On @manxtelecom”

Further commands can be found at http://www.manxtelecom.com/support/mobile/twitter-via-sms.aspx

Voirrey Barron, Manx Telecom’s Marketing Communications Manager, commented:

“We know many of our customers love using Twitter, and this new service is the easiest and quickest way to Tweet. It’s simple to register and within a few minutes you can be using SMS to update your profile.”

 

Written by iomgov

19 June 2011 at 00:44

Posted in Feedback, News, Services, Tools

Registered Charities – October 2010

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Written by iomgov

5 May 2011 at 09:11

Posted in Open Data

Shared Services: Procurement

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http://www.gov.im/treasury/procurement.xml

Feedback:

  • include live and archive items
  • include email alerts option, RSS feed option, etc.

Written by iomgov

15 April 2011 at 00:14

Posted in Contracts, Research

TT Homestay

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Feedback:

  • The TT Homestay service would be more useful with a map based search – particularly to foreign visitors not familiar with the Isle of Man.
  • The “search again” link resets rather than retains the parameters.

Written by iomgov

12 April 2011 at 07:51

Posted in Research

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