View post tag: americas View post tag: Pays Back to overview,Home naval-today SECNAV Strengthens Ties with Colombia View post tag: Naval View post tag: Visit View post tag: Colombia SECNAV Strengthens Ties with Colombia Share this article View post tag: Navy February 5, 2015 Authorities View post tag: SECNAV View post tag: News by topic Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Ray Mabus completed a visit to Colombia Feb. 4 after meeting with the nation’s minister of defense, chief of defense and chief of naval operations.The visit was designed to help enhance the already existing ties between the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps and their Colombian counterparts.In the past several years, Colombia’s Navy has taken part in exercises such as RIMPAC and Dawn Blitz and Cartagena, Colombia, hosted the most recent iteration of UNITAS in 2014.During his meetings with Colombia’s military leadership, Mabus expressed his gratitude for this valuable participation.Mabus also met with Marines assigned to the Marine Security Guard at the U.S. Embassy in Bogota, commending them for their work in strengthening the U.S. partnership with Colombia.He also discussed the importance of continued cooperation in bilateral and multilateral amphibious operations.Mabus’ stop in Colombia is part of a multi-nation visit to the U.S. Southern Command area of responsibility focused on reinforcing existing partnerships and visiting Sailors and Marines forward deployed.[mappress mapid=”15047″]Image: US Navy
19 Gavan St, Ashgrove, has sold before it could go under the hammer. Ready for summer: 22 Poets Pl, Parkinson, has gone under contract.Agent Jon Finney of Ray White Albion, who’s had to cancel two auctions after they sold earlier – one of which was scheduled for the weekend – said buyers had converged on the capital city across all price ranges.“An expatriate living in Dubai who will be coming back to Brisbane soon bought over the phone and he hadn’t even seen it,” he said. “The other was a Brisbane buyer who wanted to move in closer to the city to be near her grandchildren.”The hot properties included a four bedroom, two bathroom, two car space house at 18 Noel Street, Hendra that was supposed to go under the hammer at 10am on Saturday and 6 Harding Street, Hendra which had only just hit the market and was due to be auctioned at 9am on October 28.Among others that have already gone under contract before their auctions could occur were 55 Crewe Street, Mount Gravatt East, 4106/108 Albert Street, Brisbane City, 5502/501 Adelaide Street, Brisbane City, 70 Pullenvale Road, Pullenvale, 19 Gavan Street, Ashgrove and 22 Poets Pl, Parkinson. No surprise that 70 Pullenvale Rd, Pullenvale, has sold before auction. 18 Noel St, Hendra, has gone under contract.BRISBANE is the new buzzword among property watchers, with the market so hot that homes have sold sight unseen and 10 per cent of properties scheduled for auction this weekend are already under contract.Six houses and two inner-city apartments that were due to go under the hammer have already sold with their auctions having to be cancelled – part of a wider rise in interest in the South East Queensland market. 10AM AUCTION: Secret getaway among the treetops 10AM STUNNER: Humble facade hides designer digs 10.30AM DREAM DATE: One of a kind coastal home COOL POOLS: Make an auction splash on Saturday This unit at 5502/501 Adelaide Street, Brisbane City, didn’t make it to auction. It’s sold already. Sorry if you were keen on 55 Crewe St, Mount Gravatt East, it’s sold before auction. The owner of 4106/108 Albert Street, Brisbane City, was happy to let it go before auction.“This year has been on fire in the suburb in all price ranges, right up to prestige homes. We have had phone auctions with a lot of interstate enquiries and that’s probably set to continue,” Mr Finney said.The first Brisbane auctions this weekend are scheduled for 9am on Saturday when five go under the hammer across the city: 10 Fenchurch Street, Fig Tree Pocket, 2A Effingham Street, Tarragindi, 20 Angelina Street, MacGregor, 93 Blinzinger Road, Banyo and 59 Raven Street, Camp Hill, according to realestate.com.au listings.All up realestate.com.au has 81 properties set to go under the hammer in Brisbane alone on Saturday. The final auction on Saturday will be 77 MacDonald Street, Norman Park, at 5.30pm, with Sunday seeing just one auction listed for 11am at 68 Waterview Avenue in Wynnum.*Follow Sophie Foster on Twitter or Facebook BRISBANE AUCTION TIMETABLE: 9AM: 10 Fenchurch Street, Fig Tree Pocket 2A Effingham Street, Tarragindi 20 Angelina Street, MacGregor 93 Blinzinger Road, Banyo 59 Raven Street, Camp Hill 9.30AM: 20 Glen Street, Moorooka 23 Palmerston Street, Annerley 75 Hay Street, Mitchelton 10AM: 420 Upper Cornwall St, Coorparoo 66 Newman Avenue, Camp Hill 46 D’Aguilar Road, The Gap 12 Kellett Street, Auchenflower 71 Moreton Street, New Farm 15 Brook Street, Kalinga 18-20 Rawlinson St, Murarrie 15 Wight Street, Milton 10.30AM: 43 Hibiscus Avenue, Ashgrove 66 Bougainvillea St, Calamvale 63 Springsure Street, Runcorn 22 Kentwell Place, Wishart 11AM: 56 Grattan Terrace, Wynnum 20 Paris Street, West End 11 Lawrence Road, Chermside West 10 Gaywood Street, Wynnum West 24 Rosebery Terrace, Chelmer 2/13 Hamel Road, Holland Park West 7-9 Norman Street, Deagon 11.30AM: 13 Bexley Avenue, Balmoral 5 Mode Place, Eight Mile Plains 39 Peachtree Place, Stretton More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus1 day agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market1 day ago 12PM: 882 Sandgate Road, Clayfield 8 Commodore Place, Manly West 52 Union Street, Clayfield 2 Avebury Street, West End 6/12 Lapraik Street, Ascot 1/20 Rokeby Terrace, Taringa 267 Annerley Road, Annerley 12.30PM: 29 Cairns Street, Red Hill 10 Harden Street, Acacia Ridge 7 Galaxy Street, Bridgeman Downs 1PM: 22 Grattan Terrace, Wynnum 11 Kent Road, Wooloowin 1 Rita Street, Holland Park 30 Carroll Crescent, Grange 1.30PM: 6 Heathfield Street, Eight Mile Plains 33 Kulcha Street, Algester 2PM: 70 O’Quinn Street, Nudgee Beach 413 Kessels Road, Robertson 133 Richmond Road, Morningside 98 Plimsoll Street, Greenslopes 2/213 Taringa Parade, Taringa 11 Bertram Street, Stafford 2.30PM: 53/26 Felix Street, Brisbane City 18 Kenway Street, Moorooka 97 Greenways Esplanade, Parkinson 3/8 Clive Street, Annerley 61 Junction Street, Woolloongabba 1402/128 Charlotte Street, Brisbane City 3PM: 182 Melville Terrace, Manly 6 Melaleuca Place, Carindale 10 Herbert Street, Murarrie 6 Fullerton Street, Red Hill 3.30PM: 453 Algester Road, Parkinson 80 Warburton Street, Bardon 6 Tana Place, Parkinson 4PM: 46 – 48 Mascar St &129 Mt Gravatt Capalaba Rd, Upper Mount Gravatt 11 Rowland Street, Coorparoo 46 Temple Street, Coorparoo 201 Honour Avenue, Chelmer 4.30PM: 8 Alpita Street, Kuraby 121 Kenmore Rd, Kenmore 5PM: 17 Cavallaro Street, Robertson 5.30PM: 77 MacDonald Street, Norman Park (Source: Realestate.com.au)
https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/GOAL/1e/52/gfx-garza-on-tata-martino-airplane-quote_1lk9n3ib10888zc9u83h1nne7.png?t=-1988113905&w=500&quality=80 Tata Martino could’ve come in to MLS with his nose turned up. He had managed Argentina, one of the world’s most important national teams. He coached Barcelona, one of the world’s greatest club teams. Now he deigned to come to the United States and take over an expansion team.But it wasn’t like that. As his Atlanta United players prepare for Saturday’s MLS Cup final against the Portland Timbers, the last game Martino will coach with the club, his players are reflecting on a legacy Martino is leaving of humility, sacrifice and a straightforward style that has made him a beloved figure in the Five Stripes’ locker room.”I think the thing that probably stuck out to me the most is just how humble and how honest he is,” defender Greg Garza said. “Off the field, he’s a guy you can probably talk to about the game or talk about anything with and he’ll give you a straight answer – and tell you what he’s feeling or what he thinks about you on the dot. There’s nothing he hides.”He’s the kind of person that can sit in the middle seat on the plane on travel days, and he doesn’t complain about it. He doesn’t want to make himself feel a bit more special than any of us. He’s a part of this group, a part of this team and we can leave him a good legacy on Saturday.”Garza is one of several players Martino and the team’s front office brought in to help build a team that made the final in its second year of existence. He arrived on loan last season from Club Tijuana and signed a long-term deal after a successful first campaign. There are the MLS veterans like Michael Parkhurst and Jeff Larentowicz, the South American rising stars like Miguel Almiron and Josef Martinez. There are young players like Julian Gressel, acquired in the draft and U.S. national team players like Brad Guzan who came back from Europe. It’s all held together by Martino and his philosophy of not only having a great team on the field but also having good people working together off it.”I’ve seen teams where there are bad relationships in the locker room but they can leave that aside and win on the field. For me, I’m not satisfied with any part of that,” Martino said at a news conference. “It’s very important to have a good group of people that get along well, where the people come in to work and do it in a happy way, that they enjoy being at the club.”And it’s not just the players, but the coaching staff, the trainers also, the kit-man, the people who work around the club. In these two years, we’ve been able to work in a marvelous environment with exceptional facilities. I think that good energy over the course of time transmits itself on to the field.” “I liked the ideas and ambition the franchise had and I quickly started to follow with that same idea,” Martino said. “Everything that has happened since shows the clarity Atlanta United has had with the way it wants to work and the path it set out to follow, and that’s what’s happening.”The franchise’s expectations keep growing, since it’s only been two years. I’m surprised by the magnitude of everything, but not for what’s happened because what has happened was the first thing they put to me.”A vision of winning that the manager has carried out with humility and love for his players. All that’s left is to draw up a winning game plan to top Portland and spark a send-off celebration for the ages. While Atlanta’s players said they’re confident the environment fostered by Martino still can thrive when he leaves after the season, they’ll still miss the 56-year-old as he moves on to new pursuits. Multiple reports say Martino is set to sign a deal to coach the Mexico national team. If true, his players say El Tri are getting a coach that is humble but also speaks clearly and directly.”He’s an excellent manager. He has a lot of good values as a person. He makes things very clear with short and direct messages,” center back Leandro Gonzalez Pírez said. “On the playing field, it’s the same. He speaks about working on tactics very clearly and knows a lot about football, so we’re going to miss him a lot.”Asked to single out a few characteristics he’ll miss about the manager, midfielder Miguel Almiron struggled to pinpoint one thing. “I think I’m going to miss everything about Tata,” he said. “Not just me, but my teammates, the fans in Atlanta. He’s a great person, and as everyone knows he’s a great manager.”A great manager who, by his own admission, has struggled in finals. It’s clear Martino has left a big mark on Atlanta and will be remembered fondly both for his team’s on-field achievements as well as his personality and how he dealt with those around him in Atlanta. Yet, it may feel a bit empty if he isn’t able to lift MLS Cup with his players Saturday.As Garza said, the players do hope to put silverware in the trophy cabinet and add to Martino’s personal haul. But winning the league also serves as its own motivation.”There’s no added urgency because of Tata leaving or the rumors regarding any of our players or anything like that,” Guzan said. “There’s urgency because, when you’re in a cup final, you never know when you’ll have the opportunity to be in another one. “Still, it would be a wonderful final moment for Martino, a prize for starting what he and many others here feel will be a legacy of attractive soccer, a strong bond with the fans and, above all, a winning team.