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

Interfaith network collaborates with entrepreneurs to aid informal workers during COVID-19

first_imgThe Interfaith Network for COVID-19 Response (JIC) has collaborated with entrepreneurs to aid informal workers with food packages throughout Ramadan.Through this initiative, the JIC and Entrepreneurs for Indonesia Group will distribute food packages from small enterprises under PT Harapan Bangsa Kita (Hebat) to 42,000 ride-hailing drivers, who have been affected by the pandemic. This aid will be disbursed starting from next week through the Yayasan Anak Bangsa Bisa foundation.  Catholic priest Romo Johannes Harianto, who represented the network, invited the public to join the cause.Read also:” target=”_blank”>US donates $3 million for COVID-19 relief to Indonesia“Our brothers and sisters out there are experiencing difficulty throughout this trying time. We, as people with faith, should help those who are in need, especially during this holy Ramadan month,” Johannes said in a written statement received by The Jakarta Post on Tuesday.Teddy Sugianto, a representative from Entrepreneurs for Indonesia, added that this initiative aimed to gain funds to continue helping people affected by COVID-19. “This initiative is our contribution to help our friends who are observing the Ramadan month,” Teddy added. Topics :last_img read more

Marriage licenses in Ripley County by appointment only

first_imgVersailles, IN—Ripley County Clerk Ginger Bradford has announced that until further notice, all marriage licenses applications will be processed by appointment only.  Applicants must start the application process online by going to the Clerk’s page of the county website and connecting to the state link.  Once the online application is complete, applicants should call the Clerk’s office at 812-689-4783 to confirm an appointment time.For those needing copies of a marriage license for a driver’s license or insurance purposes, please call the office to make arrangements.  (812-689-4783)last_img

Di Matteo insists Chelsea deserved win

first_imgRoberto Di Matteo played down the significance of Chelsea’s controversial second goal in their FA Cup semi-final victory over rivals Tottenham.Juan Mata’s effort was adjudged to have crossed the line when it did not, leaving Spurs to ponder what might have been – despite the Blues scoring three more goals to win 5-1 and set up a return to Wembley to face Liverpool in the final.Mata’s goal was allowed to stand.Interim boss Di Matteo insisted his team deserved their triumph and also pointed to refereeing decisions that have gone against them in the past.AdChoices广告“Apparently it didn’t [cross the line], so we were lucky. But many times before we’ve had decisions go against us,” he said.“We believed we should have had a penalty in the league game against them with Ramires. Sometimes you get decisions and sometimes you don’t.“We scored not two goals but five, so I’m not sure how much difference it would have made.”Meanwhile, Chelsea have condemned the actions of Blues fans who did not respect a pre-match silence held as a mark of respect to the victims of the Hillsborough disaster.Chelsea released a statement saying the club was “extremely disappointed that a very small minority of fans embarrassed the club today by not honouring the moment’s silence.”Click here for the Chelsea v Tottenham quizSee also: Chelsea v Tottenham: Player ratingsControversial Mata goal helps Blues thrash Tottenham Di Matteo confrms Luiz is a doubt for Barcelona clashFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more