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

Lafayette looks to extend streak vs American

first_img February 25, 2020 ___For more AP college basketball coverage: and was generated by Automated Insights,, using data from STATS LLC, Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditLafayette (17-10, 9-7) vs. American (14-13, 10-6)Bender Arena, Washington; Wednesday, 7 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Lafayette looks for its eighth straight win in the head-to-head series over American. Lafayette has won by an average of 8 points in its last seven wins over the Eagles. American’s last win in the series came on Jan. 18, 2017, a 71-57 win. Associated Press center_img STEPPING UP: The versatile Sa’eed Nelson has put up 18.3 points, 5.2 rebounds and 4.8 assists to lead the charge for the Eagles. Stacy Beckton Jr. has paired with S. Nelson and is maintaining an average of 9.7 points and 4.9 rebounds per game. The Leopards are led by Myles Cherry, who is averaging 10.2 points and seven rebounds.OFFENSIVE THREAT: S. Nelson has accounted for 55 percent of all American field goals over the last three games. S. Nelson has 32 field goals and 10 assists in those games.UNDEFEATED WHEN: American is a flawless 5-0 when its defense holds opponents to a field goal percentage of 40.4 percent or less. The Eagles are 9-13 when allowing opponents to shoot any better than that.STREAK SCORING: American has won its last four home games, scoring an average of 75.3 points while giving up 64.DID YOU KNOW: Lafayette as a collective unit has made 8.9 3-pointers per game this season, which is second-most among Patriot League teams. Lafayette looks to extend streak vs Americanlast_img read more