first_img View post tag: passes January 7, 2013 Back to overview,Home naval-today Sri Lanka: 210th Regular Intake Passes Out at SLNS Shiksha in Poonewa View post tag: out View post tag: 210th View post tag: Poonewa Sri Lanka: 210th Regular Intake Passes Out at SLNS Shiksha in Poonewa Share this article Three hundred and seventy (370) recruits belonging to the 210th Regular Intake of the Sri Lanka Navy passed out at SLNS Shiksha in Poonewa on 5th January 2013.Chief of Staff of the Navy, Rear Admiral Damayantha Dharmasiriwardene graced the occasion as the Chief Guest and took the salute.Commander North Central Naval Area Rear Admiral Sisira Jayakody, the senior naval officers, parents and well-wishers were also present on the occasion.The 210th Regular Intake, which comprised of 351 sailors and 19 women sailors, was trained at SLNS Shiksha in Poonewa. Recruit DMSL Dissanayake was adjudged the Best Recruit while Recruit WKJN Walpola was selected the Recruit with the highest aggregate in all subjects. Recruit TMSN Gunawardene won the award for the Best Sportsman while Woman Recruit LHMNKK Jayathilake won the award for the Best Sportswoman. Recruit AMCM Adhikari won the award for the Best Marksman. Jayaba Division was selected the Best Division.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, January 7, 2013; Image: Sri Lanka Navy View post tag: Defence View post tag: Naval Authorities View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Navy View post tag: Regular View post tag: SLNS View post tag: Shiksha View post tag: Defense View post tag: intakelast_img read more

first_imgDisgruntled with the humdrum of the busy city life, Barry Hawthorne moved to the Isle of Skye from Cape Town. Captivated by the moody Scottish countryside, it’s here that he set up his pet project – a bakery called The Isle of Skye Baking Company.”I first came to Skye in 1998 and fell in love with the peace and quiet of the countryside,” says Hawthorne. “While living in the city, I never had enough time for my family.”Now, Hawthorne has more than enough time to spend with his wife and daughter, both of whom help him with the bakery, since he does not employ any staff. “My wife does the accounts and I handle the delivery and the baking,” he says.It’s this hands-on involvement that endears him to the local people, concedes the entrepreneur. He pointedly supports local businesses for supplies, which in turn carry his products.However, the Isle of Skye Baking Company does not simply supply its products to local shops. It also has an online shop, where you could order its unique heart-shaped shortbread, as well as oatcakes made with black ale.They also have a new range of products, such as curry oatcakes and gluten-free products lined up for Easter. But, before launching a new product, Hawthorne studies the market through an initial free tasting and constructively uses all the criticism. The tasting also works as a form of advertisement.It’s because of this insight into the market that The Isle of Skye Baking Company was nominated for two awards at the Highlands and Islands Food and Drink Awards, for the Best New Product and Best New Business 2007.”Although we didn’t win the awards, it was such a good feeling to be acknowledged, especially since we’ve only been open for six months,” enthuses Hawthorne. n—-=== Going it alone ===The business: The Isle of Skye Baking CompanyThe brief: Anything that can be baked and may have a gap in the market.Products: Shortbread hearts, seed loaf and oatcakes.Flavours: Raspberry, ginger, lemon, lavender and vanilla shortbread. The biggest sellers are the black ale oatcakes.Finance: Grant of £7,000 from the Highlands and Islands Enterprise Company, given in monthly instalments of £600.Staff: Barry and Liza Hawthorne.Background: Worked as a pastry chef in Cape Town and trained under a German master baker.[]—-=== The pros and cons ===Biggest challenge: It was really hard to get the locals to warm to us. In the Isle of Skye, everyone knows everyone, and if we did something wrong the whole village heard about it immediately.Greatest satisfaction: I absolutely enjoy working with my wife. We are both free to work as and when we want. And, best of all, my little daughter helps us with packing and loves being part of the process.last_img read more

first_imgThe Batesville Bulldogs JV Football posted a 40-0 win against The Rushville Lions to improve to 4-0 on the season and 2-0 in The EIAC.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Terry Nobbe.last_img

first_img Edinburgh looked the more creative side as a deft kick from Hidalgo-Clyne gave Fife a change to stretch his legs, but the winger knocked on when trying to gather the ball. Hidalgo-Clyne missed a difficult penalty attempt from the left but the defensive duties for Connacht were taxing, especially as they were camped in their own half for long spells. With replacement prop Bealham sin-binned for not rolling away, Hidalgo-Clyne drove over an excellent penalty from distance under intense pressure. It proved to be the decisive score in the end as the Scots contained Connacht right to the finish. It was Edinburgh’s first away victory in the Guinness Pro12 since the opening round in September, and puts them back within reach of the top six. Much of this weather-beaten encounter was fought out between the forwards, with referee Leighton Hodges having the most influence during a scrappy first quarter. Denton was caught offside at a ruck but Nikora watched his penalty effort bounce back off the crossbar and it was Edinburgh who opened the scoring 16 minutes in. A slashing break from Dougie Fife brought the Scots right up to the try-line and the pressure told following a tapped penalty, with Denton burrowing over from close range. Hidalgo-Clyne added the conversion. Connacht replied within seven minutes, Nikora nailing a left-sided penalty after a half-break from Bundee Aki. The hosts were pinned back by some clever kicking from Hidalgo-Clyne until late in the half when Rodney Ah You and captain John Muldoon spearheaded some strong carries. Edinburgh openside Hamish Watson was also throwing himself about to good effect but Connacht were quick to capitalise on the sin-binning of Toolis four minutes before the break. The second-rower was penalised for not rolling away after an Ah You charge and the resulting penalty saw Connacht dominate a five-metre scrum to earn a penalty try which Nikora converted. The New Zealander also tagged on a penalty with the last kick of the half. However, the visitors opened the second half with two well-struck Hidalgo-Clyne kicks, punishing infringements by props Dennis Buckley and Ah You. With the elements behind them, Connacht needed to be further ahead than 13-7 at half-time. A 37th-minute penalty try – straight after Ben Toolis’ yellow card – cancelled out David Denton’s earlier try, with Miah Nikora kicking the rest of the hosts’ points. Two penalties from Sam Hidalgo-Clyne erased Connacht’s lead by the 49th minute and the Edinburgh scrum-half slotted the match-winning penalty with 10 minutes left, while Connacht’s Finlay Bealham was in the sin-bin. Connacht’s eight-match unbeaten home record this season was ended by Edinburgh who triumphed 16-13 in very wet and windy conditions at the Sportsground. Press Associationlast_img read more