Governor Douglas appointed by President Obama to co-chair Council of Governors

first_imgGovernor Jim Douglas has been appointed by President Obama to co-chair the Council of Governors, a bipartisan group of 10 governors who will work closely with the Secretaries of Defense and Homeland Security, as well as other defense and national security officials to advise on matters related to the National Guard and civil support missions.“It is a great honor to be asked by the President to co-chair the Council,” said Governor Douglas.  “Ensuring that the state and federal governments are coordinated in response to domestic military operations and disasters is critical to the safety and security of our Vermont residents, and citizens across the country.”The National Guard Empowerment Act of 2007 directed the President to establish a bipartisan Council of Governors – five from each party – who will work with defense and homeland security officials on issues regarding the command structure for National Guard and active duty military forces operating within states in response to domestic disasters and emergencies.“Governors appreciate the opportunity to exchange ideas and views about military operations within their states,” said the Governor.  “This Council will provide a forum for the discussion of issues that might arise and ultimately lead to more effective responses to domestic disasters and emergencies.”  On January 11, President Obama issued an executive order to formally establish the Council.  Its membership includes:Ø Governor James H. Douglas, Co-ChairØ Governor Chris Gregoire, Co-ChairØ Governor Janice K. BrewerØ Governor Luis G. FortuñoØ Governor Brad Henry, MemberØ Governor Robert F. McDonnellØ Governor Jeremiah W. (Jay) NixonØ Governor Martin O’MalleyØ Governor Beverly Eaves PerdueØ Governor M. Michael RoundsØ Secretary of DefenseØ Secretary of Homeland SecurityØ Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and CounterterrorismØ Assistant to the President for Intergovernmental Affairs and Public EngagementØ Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense and Americas’ Security AffairsØ Commander, U.S. Northern CommandØ Chief, National Guard BureauØ Commandant, U.S. Coast Guard Source: Governor Douglas’ office. 2.5.2010###last_img read more

Chelsea v Manchester United prediction made by Arsenal legend Charlie Nicholas

first_img Metro Sport ReporterThursday 13 Feb 2020 11:31 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1kShares Arsenal hero Charlie Nicholas expects Chelsea to come out on top (Picture: Getty)‘Manchester United will have got some of their players fit during the break. They were excellent when they went to Manchester City twice, but they are showing no consistency.‘This is why people are still backing, and hoping for, Mauricio Pochettino to come in.‘I do think Chelsea will have enough, but they will need to focus on getting their style right and doing the basics effectively. Chelsea 2-1 Manchester United.’In the reverse fixture, Manchester United smashed Chelsea 4-0 at Old Trafford on the opening day of the season.MORE: Hakim Ziyech breaks silence after Chelsea confirm signing of Ajax starMORE: Chelsea eye move for Manchester United goalkeeper Dean Henderson Comment Chelsea v Manchester United prediction made by Arsenal legend Charlie Nicholas Manchester United visit Premier League rivals Chelsea on Monday (Picture: Getty)Arsenal legend Charlie Nicholas expects Chelsea to maintain their top-four push with victory over Premier League rivals Manchester United.Frank Lampard’s Blues welcome struggling Manchester United to Stamford Bridge on Monday night.Chelsea enjoyed a superb start to the season and remain fourth in the Premier League despite a slight wobble in recent weeks.Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Red Devils, meanwhile, are only eighth having won just nine of their 25 league games this season.ADVERTISEMENTDiscussing the match for Sky Sports, Nicholas said: ‘We have another very intriguing match on the cards on Monday.‘The race for the top four is fascinating. Can Chelsea make it? Again, they are a side who are quite awkward at home.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘Tammy Abraham had a few niggles before the winter break, while Mason Mount was left out for the game against Arsenal and these things can start to take a strain.‘Willian has been class but went cold for a few games, so the break may have come just at the right time for them so that they can get back to the basics. Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Zackary Wright Continues His Career in Panathinaikos

first_imgMember of B&H Senior Representation Zackary Wright will continue his career in the ranks of the famous Panathinaikos. Athens club is one of the best clubs in Europe in the last 15 years, and six times won the title of European Champions. In the current season Wright wore the costume of German Brose Baskets and in Bundesleague  scored an average of 10.2 points, 3.5 assists, while in Euro-Cup he scored 10.5 points and 4.8 assists. Zackary was a member of the B&H qualifications, and participated in the Championship in Slovenia, where B&H achieved 3 wins and 2 defeats.(Source: KS BIH)last_img