Forbes Park’s perimeter wall poses danger to public as it may collapse soon – MMDA

first_imgAn official of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) said the entire stretch of the Forbes Park perimeter wall must be fixed immediately as it poses danger to the general public once collapses.(photo from Bong Nebrija/Manila Bulletin)MMDA EDSA Traffic chief Bong Nebrija said the matter must be quickly addressed as the perimeter wall of the posh village in Makati City is on the brink of collapse.Recently, a portion of the perimeter wall suddenly collapsed and its debris fell on EDSA. MMDA personnel were even the ones who cleaned it.According to the local government of Makati, the collapsed portion is currently being rebuilt by the owner of the lot where the wall is erected.“We have called their attention regarding the wall years ago,” Nebrija said in dismay.“It is their responsibility once a person gets injured,” he stressed. “It is their civil obligation to fix the wall so that nobody gets harmed.”The dilemma with the wall, according to a source, is that the lot owners where it is erected must shoulder the expenses of building a new wall.Once it rains very hard, Nebrija warned there is a big possibility that portions of the wall will collapse.“This is why commuters and motorists must not go near the perimeter wall of Forbes Park because it is very dangerous especially when it is raining; the ground becomes saturated and heavy,” he said. SIGN UP TO DAILY NEWSLETTERCLICK HERE TO SIGN-UPlast_img read more

Virender Sehwag, Sardara Singh part of Arjuna Award Selection committee

first_img WE RECOMMEND FOLLOW US Suman Ray 1 month ago Virender Sehwag’s 1st IPL salary was lesser than Ishant Sharma’s for THIS stunning reason Written By “Its an honour to be appointed in the panel. Just a few years back I remember receiving the Arjuna award and nominated by Hockey India for Khel Ratna. Now I am a part of the committee. I promise to select the best and most deserving sportspersons from respective disciplines based on pure merit and his or her overall contribution to their respective sports. India is full of sporting heroes and so it’s a difficult task to chose the most deserving ones. But I promise that the committee will recommend the best of the bests,” Sardara Singh told Republic TV over the phone. 1 month ago Sehwag mesmerized by Indian Army jawans performing Bhangra near border, hails their spirit COMMENT First Published: 31st July, 2020 17:39 IST The Committee will also be selecting awardees for Dhyan Chand Award, Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar Award, and Maulana Abul Kalam Azad (MAKA) Trophy for the year 2020.The members include eminent names from the field of Indian Sports including Virender Sehwag (Cricket), Sardar Singh (Hockey), Monalisa Baruah Mehta (Table Tennis), Deepa Malik (Para-athletics), Venkatesan Devarajan (Boxing) as well as well-known media persons including Sports Commentator Manish Batavia and Sports Journalists Alok Sinha and Neeru Bhatia. Officials from the Sports Ministry on the committee include Director General, SAI, Shri Sandip Pradhan, LS Singh, Joint Secretary (Sports Development), and Commander Rajesh Rajagopalan, CEO Target Olympic Podium Scheme. Two additional members who have been Dronacharya awardees may be invited by the Chairperson while considering the nomination for Dronacharya Award. center_img LIVE TV WATCH US LIVE 1 month ago Rahul Dravid pinpoints Virender Sehwag’s weakness that made the English deny his greatness Last Updated: 31st July, 2020 19:20 IST Virender Sehwag, Sardara Singh Part Of Arjuna Award Selection Committee Virender Sehwag and Sardara Singh will be part of the selection committee of the National Sports Awards appointed by the Sports Ministry. SUBSCRIBE TO US 1 month ago Yuvraj Singh slams BCCI’s ‘unprofessionalism’ in mistreating him, Harbhajan and Sehwag Former India star cricketer Virender Sehwag and former Indian hockey team captain Sardara Singh will be part of the selection committee for the National Sports Awards appointed by the Sports Ministry on Saturday. Supreme Court Justice (Retd) Mukundakam Sharma has been appointed by the Sports Ministry as the Chairman of Committee which will select the National Sports awardees including Khel Ratna, Arjuna and Dronacharya. 1 month ago Gautam Gambhir reveals Virender Sehwag’s logic for not taking strike when opening with himlast_img read more

Pentagon regains authority to set combat troop levels

first_img Related Saul Loeb(WASHINGTON) — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis now has the authority to set U.S. troop levels in Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria.Earlier this week, President Trump delegated that authority to Mattis, giving him an authority that had resided at the White House during the George W. Bush and Obama administrations.The move is another sign of the flexibility the Trump administration has given U.S. military commanders.ABC News looks at the development and whether anything will change in the U.S. military posture in Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan.Force Management LevelsMattis will be responsible for setting what are formally known as the “force management level,” or FML, for American troops in Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan.FMLs were effectively caps set by the White House on the number of troops that could be deployed to each country.The caps became most visible after the U.S. military returned to Iraq in 2014 to train and advise the Iraqi military in the fight against ISIS. In an effort to prevent a full-out combat mission and to stress the advisory role of the U.S. military presence, the Obama administration placed very specific limits on the number of troops sent to Iraq.But over time, the caps kept rising to meet the need for additional troops as the scope of the mission kept growing. What was initially a mission for 300 troops in Iraq in 2014 has grown to the current authorization of 5,262 American military forces in Iraq.The American troop presence was eventually expanded into Syria, where the U.S. military is authorized to have 503 American troops to train, advise and assist the Syrian rebel forces fighting ISIS.But the number of troops in those countries is actually higher because additional forces on temporary assignments lasting fewer than 180 days are not counted as part of the official FML. That means there are more than 6,000 American troops in Iraq and more than 900 American troops in Syria.The capping of troop numbers has also meant that some of the support and maintenance duties that would have been handled by military personnel are handled by contractors.The Pentagon says restoring the troop authority to the Pentagon will mean better transparency about the actual number of American troops in both countries.Why bring the authority back to the Pentagon?In late April, President Trump delegated to Mattis the authority for troop levels in Iraq and Syria.A Pentagon spokesman said at the time that the decision was a return to an arrangement that had typically existed prior to the Bush and Obama administrations.The delegation of troop-level authority would let the Pentagon respond faster to urgent troops requests from military commanders, according to Pentagon spokesman Capt. Jeff Davis.“Bringing the authority really back here where it’s historically been enables military commanders to be more agile, to more quickly and efficiently support partners, to have more rapid decision-making and to keep units together,” Davis said.Mattis will be able to set troop levels in Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan, but the broad strokes for the American military missions in those regions will still be closely coordinated by the administration and other agencies.More troops for Afghanistan?Earlier this week, President Trump also delegated to Mattis the authority for troop levels in Afghanistan.At a congressional hearing on Thursday, Mattis stressed that President Trump had not “fully delegated” all authority to him, as Trump “maintains strategic oversight” for Afghanistan.Mattis explained that while President Trump had delegated to him “the details of forces that will be allocated to support what he approves finally as a strategy” for Afghanistan, “I assure you this is not a carte blanche for me to come up with numbers that are going into this.”There are more than 8,400 American troops in Afghanistan with a mission of training, advising and assisting the Afghan military in its fight against the Taliban and the ISIS affiliate in Afghanistan. About 2,000 of those troops are involved in the counterterrorism mission against al-Qaeda and ISIS.The U.S. military has proposed sending an additional 2,000 to 4,000 American troops to Afghanistan.This week, Mattis told Congress that by mid-July he might have an idea of how many more U.S. troops could be needed after the administration concludes a review of its Afghanistan strategy.Mattis also noted that the additional troops could meet shortfalls for air power, logistical support and intelligence support for the Afghan military. Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMaticolast_img read more