Back to overview,Home naval-today Sri Lankan Naval Academy Holds Certificate Awarding Ceremony View post tag: course View post tag: Sri Lankan View post tag: Naval View post tag: Navy View post tag: Academy View post tag: Certificates View post tag: awards Authorities View post tag: Graduates Sri Lankan Naval Academy Holds Certificate Awarding Ceremony View post tag: asia The Certificate Awarding Ceremony of the 15th Sub Lieutenant Technical (Executive) Course was held at the Admiral Wasantha Karannagoda Auditorium of the Naval & Maritime Academy in Trincomalee on 14th November 2014. The ceremony was presided over by the Commandant, Naval and Maritime Academy, Commodore YN Jayarathne.The Sub Lieutenant Technical Courses is conducted at the NMA for Executive, Patrolman and Logistics branch Officers. The 50-week long course is designed to enhance the professional and technical knowledge of junior officers to prepare them for staff and instructional appointments. The student officers who successfully complete the Executive Sub Lieutenant Technical Course at the NMA are eligible to graduate with the Bachelor of Naval Studies (BNS) degree conferred by the University of Kelaniya. Thirty-six officers have so for successfully followed this foundation course which is offered for young officers after receiving their commission.Sub Lieutenant BWP Balasuriya secured the award for the First in Order of Merit in the 15th sub-tec course, obtaining an average of 75.5% marks. The Training Captain, Captain PS Mahavithana, Directing Staff, student officers, senior and junior sailors of the NMA were also present at the certificate awarding ceremony.[mappress mapid=”14521″]Press release, Image: Sri Lanka Navy View post tag: News by topic November 21, 2014 Share this article
January 1, 2003 Regular News Statewide prosecutor nominations made Six attorneys, including the incumbent, have been nominated by the Supreme Court Judicial Nominating Commission for the next term as statewide prosecutor.The commission met December 9 to interview eight finalists it had selected from the 14 people who applied for the job. The final six were submitted to new Attorney General Charlie Crist, who was not expected to name his choice until after he is sworn in January 6.The list includes incumbent Melanie A. Hines, 47, who was first appointed to the job in 1991.The others are: • Lester A. Garringer, Jr., 57, Tallahassee, a partner, James Hoyer Newcomer & Smiljanich, P.A. • Cynthia G. Imperato, 45, Ft. Lauderdale, a senior assistant statewide prosecutor, Office of the Statewide Prosecutor. • W. Richard Scruggs, 53, Miami, a sole practitioner. • James D. Varnado, 40, Tallahassee, director of regulation with the Department of Business and Professional Regulation. • Peter H. Williams, 50, Tallahassee, director, Division of Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco.The four-year term will run concurrently with the attorney general’s term. Statewide prosecutor nominations made
–president hails support from young athletesBy Clifton RossTitans Table Tennis Club has ventured into the academic stream following the pandemic which has robbed athletes of their playing time.Club president, Dwain Dick, told Chronicle Sport that the club has ventured into the line of providing academic support for youths as well as their young table-tennis players.Dubbed the ‘Titans Virtual Learning Academy’, the virtual online sessions offer classes in human and social biology, Mathematics, English, EDPM, Physics, and Information Technology, among other subjects, with prices ranging from GY$4,000-$10,000 monthly.There will also be Grades 6, 7-11 and evening classes for adults who might be interested in writing CSEC. Since Covid-19 unleashed its havoc a few months ago, table tennis has been dormant due to the respecting of the social distancing and quarantine guidelines.The club president said that due to the state of things, it was important to ensure that while players were away from live action as well as schools, which remain closed, they maintained that balance of academics, which usually goes hand-in-hand with sports.According to Dick, this new format will allow athletes along with those within the general public, to keep that necessary balance needed to perform at a high mental level during these tough times.Also, with a number of the club’s junior national athletes being heavily involved in their academic lives, Dick believes that it strengthens their approach to table tennis, which calls for exceptional concentration, mental prowess and reflexes.By making use of the time away from schools or even regular gatherings at classes, the young athletes can remain fixed in a positive environment amidst the toughest of recent times, which have afflicted sportsmen and women globally.Dick also advocated for the local associations to keep working closely with their athletes during this time of distancing and solitude.He was also strong on associations keeping track of players workout regimes, eating habits and dedication to working on whatever they can with regard to their skillset during lockdown, as to ensure that they are well-prepared to re-enter a normal sport environment.The club’s head further maintained that his players were keeping in good playing shape by their own personal means, adding that he’s eager to get back out there with his tennis players and Guyana’s next crop of top stars.