Representative Alison Clarkson, chair of the Legislative Council Committee, today announced the hiring of Luke Martland as the next Director and Chief Counsel of the Vermont Legislative Council. Martland has a decade of experience in New York state government, including leadership roles within the offices of the Attorney General and the Governor. ‘We are thrilled to have Luke join Legislative Council,’ said Rep. Clarkson. ‘He brings a wealth of experience and knowledge that will be invaluable to legislators and his colleagues. We look forward to working with Luke in his new role.’As the head of the Vermont Legislative Council, Martland will oversee 52 full-time and session-only non-partisan legal, editorial, IT, and support staff. The position also requires Martland to make drafting assignments, provide legal advice to members, coordinate with other legislative offices, and act as the office’s spokesperson.‘Vermont’s citizen legislature is a gem in the American political process. The opportunity to work with such devoted citizen legislators and such a capable and enthusiastic non-partisan staff does not come often,’ Martland said. ‘I am very grateful to have been offered this job, and very eager to get started.’Martland is a graduate of Princeton University and Brooklyn Law School and has an extensive background in the fields of law and state government. He has served as Assistant Counsel to the Governor in New York, where he drafted legislation, executive orders and reviewed and approved regulations. Prior to his stint in the Governor’s Office, Martland was the first director of the Office of Sex Offender Management in the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services. He has also served in roles as Section Chief and Assistant Attorney General in the New York State Attorney General’s office, and was an Assistant District Attorney in New York City. Martland has long had ties to Vermont. His family has owned a farm in Barnet for over 40 years. His first day on the job will be October 11th.
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Press Association Swansea manager Alan Curtis has denied Jonjo Shelvey was forced out of the club. The 23-year-old signed a four-year contract in the summer but he failed to regain his place after suspension for what proved to be Monk’s final game against Leicester. Shelvey said he had wondered what was going on as he had “played for England four weeks ago”, but Curtis said his omission might have been for “all sorts of reasons”. “More often than not Jonjo has been a regular in the side since he’s been here and in the last couple of months that’s not always been the case,” Curtis said. “I’ve always said that our form and Jonjo’s form probably went hand in hand. “We’ve had a disappointing season and I think, hand on heart, Jonjo would say that he’s probably had a disappointing season as well. “I can’t remember the circumstances of the (Leicester) game, but if Jonjo wasn’t in the starting 11 that could have been for all sorts of reasons. “I’ve stated in the past, quite recently, that I wanted him to stay. “He wasn’t in the team, but he was always going to get an opportunity to get back and from there it would have been up to him.” Swansea have been linked to former player Jonathan de Guzman in this month’s transfer window, the Dutch international midfielder having played over 90 games in two seasons on loan at the club before joining Serie A giants Napoli in 2014. “He’s a player we know and it probably makes sense to bring someone like him,” said Curtis amid reports of Swansea also being linked to Scott Sinclair, another former player now at Aston Villa, and Roma’s Ivory Coast striker Seydou Doumbia. “I’ve said all along we need to spruce the squad up and there’s a lot going on at the moment behind the scenes.” But Curtis said: “I don’t see how he can direct any criticism towards the club. “Obviously, there was a little bit of trouble between Jonjo and a small section of supporters. “But even during the (FA Cup) game last Sunday at Oxford a lot of the crowd were cheering his name. “I think the criticism at the end was probably a reaction to the performance of the team as much as Jonjo’s performance. “He certainly wasn’t hounded out of the club in any way. “It was just a case of Jonjo wanting to play first-team football and in the end it was probably a good deal for both parties. “The money was good and it was probably good for Jonjo to move, it was in the interest of both parties for him to have a fresh start.” Shelvey lost his first-team place before Curtis succeeded Garry Monk at the start of December. England midfielder Shelvey completed a £12million move to Newcastle on Tuesday after starting only one Barclays Premier League game for Swansea since the end of November. Speaking in an interview with BBC Newcastle on Friday, Shelvey accused Swansea fans of jumping on his back and claimed he was ‘hung out to dry’ during the final weeks of his two-and-a-half-year stay at the Liberty Stadium. read more
FORECASTERS have issued a weather warning for Donegal today, warning of heavy showers which could lead to flooding.There is also the possibility of thunder and lightening.Despite strong gusts of wind and heavy rain, it will however be warm and humid with temperatures of around 19c. There has already been reports of flooding this morning in the Doochary and Ramelton areas of the county.The bad news is that the heavy showers and rain are forecast to continue for the rest of the week.* Send your pictures to [email protected] WARNING ISSUED AS DONEGAL HIT BY THUNDER, HEAVY RAIN was last modified: August 10th, 2011 by gregShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegal weatherrain rain rain rain! read more