View post tag: Naval View post tag: Japanese View post tag: ships Training & Education View post tag: Colombo Japanese Naval Ships Arrive at Port of Colombo View post tag: News by topic View post tag: port Back to overview,Home naval-today Japanese Naval Ships Arrive at Port of Colombo Two Japanese naval ships, Akebono DD- 108 and Hamagiri DD- 155, arrived at the Port of Colombo for logistics requirements on 25th April 2013. The ships were en route for Counter Piracy Operations off the Coast of Somaliya and in the Gulf of Aden. They were welcomed by the Sri Lanka Navy in accordance with naval traditions on arrival.Head of the team, Commander Escort Division 6, Captain Tsutomu Iwasawa and Ships’ Commanding Officers, Commander Katsuyoshi Motoyama and Commander Tetsuro Sato paid a courtesy call on Commander Western Naval Area, Rear Admiral Sirimevan Ranasinghe of the Sri Lanka Navy at the Western Naval Command Headquarters in Colombo. They held cordial discussions and exchanged mementos as a gesture of goodwill.“Akebono” is a destroyer with two helicopters onboard. It is 151 meters in length. It consists of a complement of 190 naval personnel and has a displacement of 4,550 tons. “Hamagiri” is also a destroyer with a helicopter onboard. It is 137 meters in length and has a displacement of 3,550 tons. It consists of a complement of 220 naval personnel.The ships’ complements will participate in a special programme organized by the Sri Lanka Navy during their stay in Sri Lanka. The visiting Japanese ships will stay in Sri Lanka until 26th April.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, April 29, 2013; Image: Sri Lanka Navy April 29, 2013 View post tag: Navy Share this article View post tag: Arrive View post tag: Defense View post tag: Defence
By Dan RahnUniversity of GeorgiaSomething is painfully sad about the number — 120 or more — ofteenagers who will gather at the Rock Eagle 4-H Camp nearEatonton, Ga., for the Teen Summit on Traffic Safety July 22-24.The teens won’t be sad. They’ll be having fun. The University ofGeorgia Traffic Injury Prevention Institute has planned anexciting weekend for the young drivers who will be learningcritical principles of traffic safety.It’s just that number.It dogs you when you realize the number attending the summit ontraffic safety is smaller than the 200 or more teens who die eachyear in automobile crashes on Georgia roadways.It’s even worse if you compare it to the more than 6,000 teenswho die nationally each year in auto accidents. “It’s dangerousout there on the highways,” said Beth Bartlett, a GTIPIparent-youth outreach education assistant.But there’s hopeThe teens at the summit will be trained to teach traffic safety,Bartlett said, to elementary and middle school students in theircommunities.They’ll help adult instructors, too, with the two-hour “GeorgiaTeens Ride with PRIDE” (Parents Reducing Incidents of DriverError) class for parents and their teen drivers.There are still openings in the summit, Bartlett said. There’sstill time, too, to sign up for the remaining scholarships.The cost of the summit is only $100 for the three days. Butscholarships cover even that cost for 120 students from 60Georgia high schools.Scholarship applications must be turned in by July 1. They’re atUGA Extension Service county offices and on-line at www.ridesafegeorgia.org.Each must include a simple letter of recommendation from a county4-H agent, SADD leader, school administrator or teacher, GeorgiaTeens Ride with PRIDE instructor or law enforcement officer.Low costTeens who attend the summit on scholarships must agree to givetraffic safety presentations at local schools. But their onlyexpense will be getting to and from Rock Eagle.”Adult supervisors and leaders are also invited,” said GTIPIDirector Steve Davis. “Scholarships are available for 30 adults.”Fax completed applications to (678) 413-4293. Or mail them toGTIPI, 1070 Culpepper Drive, Suite 300, Conyers, GA 30094.Want to know more? Call Bartlett or Frankie Jones at1-800-342-9819 or (678) 413-4281 or Mindy Linton at (912)652-7992. Or go to the Web site (www.ridesafegeorgia.org).Increasing the number of teens at the Teen Summit on TrafficSafety can help decrease that other number. You know — one youdon’t want to think about.(Dan Rahn is a news editor with the University of GeorgiaCollege of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.)
Sebastian Polter’s early goal gave QPR the lead at Deepdale.The German striker, left unmarked at the far post, headed home Alejandro Faurlin’s fifth-minute corner.Rangers have since defended well, although Jordan Hugill had a chance to equalise for Preston when he headed over from Greg Cunningham’s cross.Jamie Mackie returned to the QPR starting line-up, coming in for Matt Phillips, while Grant Hall is on the substitutes’ bench having recovered from a foot injury.QPR: Smithies, Onuoha, Angella, Hill, Perch, Faurlin, Henry, Mackie, Chery, Hoilett, Polter.Subs: Ingram, Hall, Tozser, El Khayati, Washington, Luongo, Petrasso.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — A daunting road trip began Thursday night. Two first-place teams — the Minnesota Twins and Houston Astros — await on this trip with the Oakland A’s primed for an opportunity to gain significant ground in playoff positioning.“You can’t help but know you’re playing two first-place teams,” manager Bob Melvin said before the game. “And a lot is going to be made of that, but if we can just kind of expect to win today’s game and move on to the next game, that’s the best way to …
4 February 2011South Africa’s popular cream and marula spirit, Amarula, debuted in sixth place in a recent poll of the world’s hottest bar brands by respected global publication Drinks International.Liqueur giant Distell’s flagship brand, Amarula is a tasty blend of cream and extract of marula (Sclerocarya birrea, known locally as the elephant or marriage tree). This is the first time the product has featured on Drinks International’s list.Seven hundred bartenders, bar owners and mixologists across 60 countries were asked to identify the brands that their patrons demanded the most.Distell spokesperson Siobhan Thompson said the boost in popularity was mainly due to Amarula’s versatility. “We are really excited that there is such a growing recognition of its ability to play in the on-trade arena with appreciation for its nuanced and multi-layered flavours of coffee, vanilla, chocolate, toasted nuts and citrus,” she said.Amarula’s success also stemmed from a marketing campaign conducted during the 2010 Fifa World Cup.Since the brand was an official licensed product at the tournament, the sought-after gold trophy replaced the elephant traditionally used as a logo on its packaging, and the campaign showcased the versatility of the product.Another move that contributed to this rise took place in the first half of 2010, when Distell appointed Cellar Trends to handle their UK distribution of Amarula. Cellar Trends distributes other heavyweight brands such as Jagermeister, Cinzano, Campari and Skyy Vodka.At the time, Distell Europe MD Gary Greenfield said the company was looking to raise the profile of the drink. “We were looking for a successful distributor with an existing portfolio of strong brands that would complement Amarula,” he said.Global popularityIn August, research conducted by business intelligence provider Euromonitor International labelled the cream liqueur as one of the fastest-growing spirits in the world, appearing seventh on a list out of 100.Thompson said “The Spirit of Africa”, as it is known, was showing consistently good growth in the 103 countries that it is sold.“This holds true even in major markets where the brand is already well-entrenched. Some of the most spectacular volume increases have come from Latin America, historically a strong supporter of Amarula, and Europe, most notably Germany, which remains the single biggest off-shore market for the brand,” Thompson said.She added that Asia-Pacific, North America and Africa had also shown impressive increases.According to the website Wine Times, Amarula is the second-biggest cream drink of its kind universally. “Its inimitable taste that comes from the marula fruit, indigenous to southern Africa, blended with cream, has proved irresistible to consumers worldwide, along with its exotic connection to Africa, underscored by the brand’s support for African elephant research,” Wine Times said.The Amarula Trust is responsible for the conservation and community projects that help to protect elephants and provide people with a better quality of life.First published by MediaClubSouthAfrica.com – get free high-resolution photos and professional feature articles from Brand South Africa’s media service.
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