Bataan ARG Returns to Norfolk after Nine-Month Deployment

first_img View post tag: Norfolk Bataan ARG Returns to Norfolk after Nine-Month Deployment View post tag: Defence View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Returns View post tag: ARG View post tag: Naval View post tag: month Share this article View post tag: americascenter_img View post tag: Navy View post tag: Deployment Back to overview,Home naval-today Bataan ARG Returns to Norfolk after Nine-Month Deployment View post tag: NINE Authorities October 31, 2014 View post tag: Bataan More than 4,000 Sailors and Marines from the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) completed a nine-month deployment, returning to Naval Station Norfolk, Va. and Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story, Va. Oct. 31, and Camp Lejeune, N.C. Oct. 28. While deployed, the Bataan ARG/MEU served in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility (AOR).The ARG includes the flagship, the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) with embarked Assault Craft Unit 4 and Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 22, the amphibious transport dock ship USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19) with embarked Assault Craft Unit 4 (also embarked on Bataan), and the amphibious dock landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44) with embarked Assault Craft Unit 2.During the deployment, the Bataan ARG conducted maritime security operations, theater security cooperation and provided a forward naval presence in the U.S. Navy’s 5th and 6th Fleet areas of operation.The ARG participated in several multinational exercises designed to strengthen coalition partnerships and reinforce regional security and stability, including Spanish Amphibious Exercise (PHIBLEX) 14 and Eager Lion 2014 exercise, as well as bi-lateral training with the Greek and French. The 22 MEU supported an assessment of humanitarian options in support of displaced Iraqi civilians trapped on Sinjar Mountain by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, and conducted surveillance and reconnaissance missions and fixed-wing strike missions in Iraq in August and September with aircraft based aboard Bataan.Bataan was also involved in two rescues at sea. On March 8, Bataan rescued two Turkish mariners from their sinking cargo ship in the Aegean Sea. On June 6, the ARG participated in the rescue 282 migrants in the Mediterranean Sea after their small vessel sank.The Bataan ARG ships were the first to benefit from the Navy’s newly approved Hardship Duty Pay – Tempo (HDP-T). HDP-T, effective Sept. 17, compensates Sailors and Marines on deployments beyond 220 consecutive days.The Makin Island ARG and 11th MEU relieved the Bataan ARG in the 5th Fleet AOR, October 2.[mappress mapid=”14265″]Press release, Image: US Navylast_img read more

Out of this world Gold Coast mansion hits the market with $30 million price tag

first_imgA waterfront mansion at 7-13 King Arthurs Court, Sovereign Islands, is up for grabs for an eye-watering $30 million.A FUTURISTIC Gold Coast house with a $30 million price tag has hit the market, a week after a $45 million mansion was listed for sale in the same prestige enclave.The Sovereign Islands home at 7-13 King Arthurs Court will return to the market after a two-year sales campaign ended in July.RELATED: Gold Coast’s biggest mansion hits market with $45 million price tagThe eye-watering price looks like a steal compared to the Glitter Strip’s biggest mansion at 26 Knightsbridge Pde East, which was listed with a US$30 million ($A45 million) price tag.The first property to sell will set a new price record for the Coast, eclipsing the $27 million benchmark held by a Mermaid Beach house.The futuristic property is launching back onto the market after a two-year sales campaign ended in July.The front door alone is worth almost $500,000.MORE NEWS: Rent fitness queen Ashy Bines’ home MORE NEWS: Agents share their most embarrassing moments Bespoke International Realty managing director Patrick Pancur, who is marketing the property alongside James Drake, has carried the King Arthurs Court listing across from his previous agency and said the Gold Coast’s prestige market was “where it was at”.“These types of properties very rarely come on the market, to see both on Sovereign Islands of this calibre is very rare, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity,” Mr Pancur said.“A lot of properties are moving in the prestige space and that has stemmed from interstate buyers taking the opportunity for the lifestyle change. This particular one is built like a Swisse watch, everything is very detailed, intricate and customised.”Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:32Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:32 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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A lot of money is moving from Hong Kong at the moment and interest from Hong Kong has spiked.”More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa9 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day agoIt has a build cost of $13 million.The bar is “bigger than some nightclubs.”Eight ensuited bedrooms, including staff quarters, a 16-seat formal dining room, pool with 24 karat gold detailed tiles, a Turkish steam room, massage room, sauna, tennis court, 14 car basement and an extravagant stainless-steel staircase are highlights of the property.The entertainment options are also endless with a cinema, teppanyaki grill, wine cellar and bar with a dance floor that is “bigger than some nightclubs”.The front door was designed by Antoni Gaudi, a famous Spanish architect, and is worth almost $500,000.There’s also a bulletproof door to the main bedroom, a space that also features a retractable skylight, lavish custom-designed rotating bed and a dedicated shoe wardrobe.The three-storey house has 4000sq m of living space and is on a 3070sq m block with 85m of [email protected] Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:42Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:42 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenTop 5 hot Brisbane suburbs 01:43last_img read more

Jomby, Setkic, Garaganga Lead Stars to 2019 Lagos Open

first_imgShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Tom Jomby of France would be making a return to seek for another glory at the 2019 Lagos Open scheduled to serve off on October 7 – 20. Bosnian Aldin Setkic, Zimbabwean Takanyi Garaganga and Benjamin Lock are also among the regular faces in the ITF World Tour that would keep the hard surface of the Lagos Lawn Tennis Club abuzz for two weeks.The men’s tournament is known as M25+ Lagos while W25+ Lagos is for the women’s version which would be played concurrently.The 28-year-old Jomby has enjoyed success in Nigeria by clinching the Dayak Open Nigeria F2 Futures last April and will be aiming for a another title in Nigeria. He is however poised to face stiff competition from the likes of Setkic, who will also be making a return to the double phase $100, 000 + hospitality prize money tournament after his last appearance in 2005. Like Jomby, Setkic has won the tournament in 2015.With 27 ITF titles under his belt, the 31- year-old Setkic is the most decorated player among the over 60 foreigners that would jostling for vital points at the former Nigerian capital.A host of Nigerian players will also be contesting for glory with Sylvester Emmanuel, Joseph Imeh, Paul Emmanuel and Mohammed Mohammed all listed for the main draw of the first week, while for the women’s version, Oyinlomo Quadre, who undoubtedly is Nigeria’s hottest talent, will lead the quest for a memorable outing alongside Sarah Adegoke, Blessing Samuel, Aanu Aiyegbusi, Blessing Anuna, Oiza Yakubu among others.last_img read more

Gregg Popovich moves into fourth on all-time NBA coaching wins list

first_imgGregg Popovich has added another historic milestone to his already impressive resume.With Tuesday’s 111-86 win over the Suns in San Antonio, the Spurs coach moved past Pat Riley and into fourth place on the NBA’s all-time wins list. Popovich now has 1,211 victories in his 23-year coaching stint with the Spurs. He trails only Jerry Sloan (1,221 wins), Lenny Wilkens (1,332) and Don Nelson (1,335). With tonight’s victory, Coach Popovich moves into fourth place for all-time wins in NBA history.#GoSpursGo pic.twitter.com/Xq9rNpOJqX— San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) December 12, 2018Congrats to @spurs Coach Gregg Popovich for moving up to 4th on the ALL-TIME WINS list! #GoSpursGo pic.twitter.com/oJpODG6wW0— NBA (@NBA) December 12, 2018While Popovich was his usual modest self, third-year guard Bryn Forbes, who led the Spurs with a season-high 24 points and career-best 11 rebounds for his first career double-double, spoke highly of his coach after the game.”I’m just blessed to be able to learn from one of the greatest ever, if not the greatest ever,” Forbes told reporters. “There’s not a lot of people that can say they’ve done that. Just to be a part of it is huge.”The Spurs (14-14) will look to extend their three-game winning streak when they host the Clippers (17-10) at 8:30 p.m. ET.last_img read more