Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedNEMLEC Foundation To Hold Raffle Drawing For Patriots TicketsIn “Community”NEMLEC Foundation Announces 2019 Golf Tournament For May 20In “Community”NEMLEC Foundation Announces Annual Appreciation Dinner & Comedy Night On November 30In “Community” DRACUT, MA — Below is a press release from the Northeastern Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council (NEMLEC) Police Foundation, which encompasses Wilmington:The Northeastern Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council (NEMLEC) Police Foundation, Inc. is pleased to announce that it raised $9,500 through its All Pro VIP Tailgate football ticket package drawing.The winner — William Finn (Ticket #011) — received two tickets for every New England Patriots regular season home game this coming season, along with free parking in a private lot and access to All-Pro VIP tailgate events for each game.The NEMLEC Foundation chose the winner during a drawing event on July 17 at Tavern in the Square in Burlington.Money raised through this event will go toward funding NEMLEC’s School Threat Assessment and Response System (STARS) training, comprehensive motorcycle training,elite NEMLEC SWAT training and annual basic and advanced crime scene classes, among others.“We would like to offer our sincere gratitude to everyone who bought a ticket to support the NEMLEC Police Foundation’s mission of providing quality opportunities to our member agencies,” Executive Director Sharon Crowley said. “The money raised from this drawing and all NEMLEC Foundation fundraisers goes directly to support our member agency units and ongoing training for police officers in Middlesex and Essex County.”So far this year, the NEMLEC Foundation has raised nearly $40,000 for police training, special operations and charitable causes such as Cops For Kids With Cancer.About the NEMLEC Police Foundation:The NEMLEC Police Foundation, Inc. exists to promote and pursue training, education, research, projects, and programs that benefit municipal police agencies and their communities in Northeastern Massachusetts. The foundation promotes the public’s understanding of their police departments. It receives gifts, contributions, and grants from individual benefactors or private organizations and distributes those gifts to benefit The North Eastern Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council and its cities and towns.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email email@example.com.
Iran’s Defence Minister Hossein Dehqan on Wednesday confirmed the recent ballistic missile test by his country.”The recent (missile) test was in line with our programmes, and we will not allow any outsider to interfere in our defence affairs,” Dehqan was quoted by Tasnim news agency as saying.Iran’s missile test by no means contradicts the Iranian nuclear deal, known as JCPOA, nor the United Nations Security Council Resolution 2231, the minister said.Resolution 2231, adopted on July 20, 2015, to endorse a nuclear deal between Iran and six world powers, calls upon Iran not to undertake any activity related to ballistic missiles designed to be capable of delivering nuclear weapons, including launches using such ballistic missile technology. The defence minister said that the country’s missile tests were part of Iran’s defence plans aimed at fulfilling its national interests, and no one or country could affect the country’s plans and decisions.He reiterated that Iran’s missile programme was for deterrence purposes.Details of the recent missile test by Tehran have not been publicised, but it was the first test by Iran after new US President Donald Trump took office on January 20.On Tuesday, Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif warned Washington against fomenting tensions over the missile programme of Iran.Zarif expressed the hope that Iran’s missile programme would not be used as an excuse by the new US administration to create new tension for his country.Iran’s tests of missiles falls outside United Nations Security Council Resolution 2231, Zarif said in a joint press conference with his visiting French counterpart.The resolution only points to the ballistic missiles that can carry nuclear warheads, he said.”We have announced that none of our ballistic missiles are designed to carry nuclear warheads,” Zarif said. “Iran would not allow others to decide on its defence programme.”
Listen Share 00:00 /00:56 SHUTTERSTOCKThe Texas Capitol in Austin.State lawmakers have filed more than 450 bills for the special session. Many of those bear no resemblance to the 20 items Governor Greg Abbott has placed on the agenda and can’t get a floor vote. Bills outside the governor’s agenda range from a partial repeal of the “sanctuary cities” law to a proposal for a constitutional amendment term-limiting state legislators.“There are lawmakers who are filing bills because they want to make a political statement and show their constituents that they’re continuing to fight for the issues that are important to them,” says Hugh Brady, director of the Legislative Lawyering Clinic at the University of Texas School of Law.Brandon Rottinghaus, a political scientist at the University of Houston, says optimism also plays a role. “Legislators are hoping against hope that they can entice the governor to expand the call to include their preferred legislation,” he says.One other possibility is political calculation. The Legislature has four weeks to complete work on 20 items, some of them highly controversial. Members opposed to bills tied to the governor’s agenda may be offering their own in order to crowd the schedule and run out the clock. To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: X