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New Delhi [India], May 17 (ANI): Union Minister Piyush Goyal, along with the Minister of Ports, Shipping and Waterways Mansukh Mandaviya on Sunday evening interacted with the industry leaders about the likely impact of Cyclone Tauktae and preparedness for facing the same.
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Book a FREE consultation with Koncept Garage before June 1, 2021 and receive $500 pantry cleanout for FREE with your purchase of a garage cleanoutAUSTIN, Texas, May 16, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- For the second year in a row, Breed & Co. Ace Hardware is partnering with Koncept Garage to help local homeowners cleanout their houses before Summer arrives. Through June 1st, homeowners in Westlake, Hyde Park and surrounding neighborhoods can receive two cleanouts by professional organizers for the price of one. This year’s giveaway is a free pantry cleanout with the purchase of a garage cleanout. “We’ve worked closely with Koncept Garage for over a year now and it has been fun to help them grow. With dedicated B2B representatives in all our stores now, it is even easier to support them,” says Scott Risner, Breed & Co. Ace Hardware’s Director of Business Development. Last year’s Messy Garage Contest attracted hundreds of participants and provided one lucky winner with a $2,500 cleanout free of charge. This year, the focus shifts inside the home and the number of winners is uncapped. “Many of our clients ask if we can organize other rooms in addition to their garage - the answer is, yes. Our name may say ‘garage’, but our professional organizers are masterful with pantries, closets, and laundry rooms,” adds Jeff Julia, Founder of Koncept Garage. “We also serve commercial clients as well.” Breed & Co.’s focus on both hardware and kitchen supplies makes the promotion an obvious choice, but how does the garage factor into the promotion? “If the pantry is overflowing, where does the overflow go?” asks Jeff. “The garage.” “We want to reverse this cycle to make both the kitchen and garage functional for the whole family to enjoy.” Fueled by the pandemic, both Koncept Garage and Breed & Co. Ace Hardware have experienced explosive growth over the past year. So far in 2021, demand for both companies’ products and services shows no signs of slowing down. “Traditionally, the demand for our garage cleanouts was more seasonal. Now, every week people are reaching out with ideas to gift our services to their family members, like Valentine’s Day organizing jobs and Mother’s Day garage cleanouts. This is way beyond the standard holiday gestures, but it makes our jobs more fun and the surprise reactions even better,” adds Jeff. With Memorial Day fast approaching and Father’s Day coming up next month, the summer looks busy for both Scott and Jeff. To learn more about the promotion or to enter your kitchen pantry for a cleanout, visit the Westlake Hills or 29th Street Breed & Co. Ace Hardware stores. Visit Koncept Garage’s website directly to schedule your free consultation before June 1, 2021 and be automatically entered. About Koncept Garage Stop sacrificing your Saturdays fighting with your garage. Koncept Garage offers concierge cleanout and buildout services - open your garage door and they’ll handle the rest. In under one hour of your time, their team of professional organizers and technical craftsman will transform your messy garage into an amazing garage, reconnecting your whole family to what they love most. Contact Information: Koncept Garage Jeff Julia, Founder email@example.com
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The first court test of whether local governments can ban police from enforcing certain gun laws is playing out in a rural Oregon county, one of a wave of U.S. counties declaring itself a Second Amendment sanctuary. The measure that voters in the logging area of Columbia County narrowly approved last year forbids local officials from enforcing most federal and state gun laws and could impose thousands of dollars in fines on those who try. Second Amendment sanctuary resolutions have been adopted by some 1,200 local governments in states around the U.S., including Virginia, Colorado, New Mexico, Kansas, Illinois and Florida, according to Shawn Fields, an assistant professor of law at Campbell University who tracks them. Many are symbolic, but some, like in Columbia County, carry legal force. The movement took off around 2018, as states considered stricter gun laws in the wake of mass shootings, including a high school shooting near Parkland, Florida, that killed 17 people and made survivors into high-profile gun control activists. After President Joe Biden took office, conservative lawmakers in several states proposed banning police from enforcing federal gun measures, and at least one proposal in Arizona has been signed into law. The movement hasn’t yet faced a major legal challenge. The Oregon case was filed by Columbia County under an unusual provision in state law that allows a judge to examine a measure before it goes into effect. No timeline has been set for a court hearing. “This will allow the court to tell us whether the county can actually decline to enforce certain state laws, and it will tell us how to abide by the will of the voters to the extent that we can,” said Sarah Hanson, who serves as counsel in the conservative-leaning county in deep-blue Oregon. Supporters of the ordinance include the Oregon Firearms Federation, which said in a November statement that “extremists” and “big city radicals" were trying to curtail gun rights. The group referenced Portland protests opposing police brutality that occasionally turned violent last summer and called the ordinance a “common sense” step that would “ensure your right and ability to defend your life and the lives of your loved ones.” The ordinance would ban the enforcement of laws like background check requirements and restrictions on carrying a gun, though it would have exceptions for others, including keeping firearms from convicted felons. The Oregon Firearms Federation didn’t respond to a request for comment on the court case. Sheriff Brian Pixley has expressed support, saying in a March statement that one of his responsibilities is to uphold people's Second Amendment rights and that he's eager to “move forward with the will of the voters.” The measure is divisive locally, though, and four residents filed court documents opposing it. One, Brandee Dudzic, referenced the strict gun safety drills she learned in military medic training, saying she values the right to own a gun but believes it should come with safety measures like background checks and secure storage. A gun shop owner in Columbia County said he supports background checks and believes that “state law trumps the county law." But he voted in favor of the Second Amendment measure on principle. “We need to make sure that people are safe. We need to make sure that people are responsible," he said. “But as more rules are in place, we just need to make sure that we’re not overregulated.” He spoke on the condition he not be identified because some of his customers take a hard line against gun restrictions and he didn't want to lose their business. Everytown Law, an affiliate of the group Everytown for Gun Safety, is pushing for the measure to be overturned. Managing Director Eric Tirschwell said it would be the nation’s first court test amid the current wave of Second Amendment sanctuary laws. Everytown argues that the ordinance violates the U.S. Constitution, which says federal law supersedes state law, as well as the state Constitution and an Oregon law that gives the state power to regulate firearms. The decision won't have a direct effect outside Oregon but could send a message. “This case is important and should send the message that where state or local jurisdictions attempt to unconstitutionally or unlawfully nullify gun safety laws, we are prepared to and will go to court,” Tirschwell said. Other laws trying to blunt the effect of federal gun restrictions haven’t fared well in court, including a 2009 Montana measure that made guns and ammunition manufactured in the state exempt from federal law and a similar 2013 measure in Kansas. Many of the latest wave of measures, though, take a different tack by focusing on the actions of local police, including punishments like fines. In terms of federal law, gun rights advocates may have a successful legal argument under the so-called anti-commandeering doctrine, which says the U.S. government can’t make state and local officials enforce federal law, said Darrell Miller, a professor of law at Duke Law School and co-faculty director of the Duke Center for Firearms Law. He agreed that the Oregon case is the first of its kind. Local enforcement of state law, meanwhile, is another matter. Most states don't have similar provisions in their own legal codes, and Oregon's attorney general said in court documents that the Columbia County ordinance is “incompatible” with criminal law and the duties of county officials. “To the extent the local government is trying to say, ‘We’re also not going to enforce state law either’ .... that’s a much more difficult and complicated position,” Miller said. “The authority of the state over localities is much, much stronger.” ___ Whitehurst reported from Salt Lake City. 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People ticketed for breaking public health rules during a pro-Palestinian car rally in Halifax say they were "shocked" to receive a fine while sitting in their car, and plan to fight the fine. The rally, which organizers with the Atlantic Canada Palestinian Society called the "Free Palestine COVID safe car rally" saw more than 200 cars participate. The group began at Tower Road and Inglis Street, outside Saint Mary's University, before the long line of cars drove through downtown streets, waving flags and honking. But multiple people say they were ticketed in the parking lot before the drive began when there was a bottleneck of traffic trying to leave. Nada Musa was sitting in a car with her roommate, who was driving, and two of the roommate's family members, all in their COVID-19 bubble. She said one Halifax Regional Police officer hit the car as he walked by in the parking lot, shouting at them to move along. Soon after, another officer came up to the car and issued Musa's roommate a ticket under the Health Protection Act for physically gathering with "everyone outside," referring to the nearby cars. That ticket carries a $2,000 fine. "So I go, 'Wait, you're telling me the gathering is people in their cars' … we didn't even come into contact with anyone outside our car," Musa said Sunday. "We were really shocked." Nada Musa holds the Palestinian flag out the window of a car during the pro-Palestinian demonstration in Halifax on Saturday. (Nada Musa) Halifax Regional Police Chief Dan Kinsella said Saturday that the rally was an illegal gathering, and the time for demonstrations and protests "isn't now." The province has been under lockdown for more than two weeks to curb the spread of the COVID-19 virus as the Halifax region deals with community spread, high cases and increasing hospitalization. The province reported 126 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday. Musa said she understands how serious the virus is and felt like their group did everything right to keep themselves and the public safe. But she saw police ticket other people for honking and making noise, or pull them over at different points of the rally as they drove along, for leaving their homes for non-essential reasons. At the same time, Musa said lots of people were moving around on scooters or enjoying the sunshine in groups and were not ticketed. As someone with family in the Palestinian territories, Musa said raising awareness of the escalating violence in the Middle East was too important to just leave to social media, and attending the rally to make noise was vital. "They're calling us every day. They don't know if they're going to make it tomorrow," Musa said. Pro-Palestinian demonstrations like Halifax's were held across Canada on Saturday, in large cities like Toronto and Vancouver. Musa said it was unfair for Halifax police to single out their rally as an illegal one, alongside one on Citadel Hill at the same time. That event was organized on Facebook by a group called Freedom Nova Scotia, and a small number of people showed up Saturday to protest the current restrictions. "We were not gathering on the hill or having people close to each other. People were in their bubbles, their families," Musa said. She added her roommate is planning to work with a lawyer to argue the ticket. Police laid charges at the start of a car rally near Saint Mary's University in the south end of Halifax(Jeorge Sadi/CBC) Police issued 21 tickets in total under the Health Protection Act and the Emergency Management Act for two events, while Kinsella said the Inglis Street rally also led to fines under the Motor Vehicle Act. Dana Elborno, one of the rally organizers with the Atlantic Canada Palestinian Society, said Sunday she is especially upset with the tickets because they reached out to Halifax police days before the rally. Elborno said police thanked their group for the notice, and a few officers arrived at the Inglis Street parking lot around noon before the rally began. She said the police told them they were there to make sure public health rules were followed, but never said the rally was illegal or that it should be stopped. Then as more and more cars arrived, many honking horns to grab attention, Elborno said police informed them they were starting to get noise complaints and tickets would now be handed out. Police blocked one of the parking lot exits to only allow cars to leave through Robie Street, Elborno said, which she feels added to the traffic issues. "I feel like I was betrayed by the police," Elborno said. "They gave us their word and they were fine with it … they knew that this was going to happen." Elborno said she can't see how their rally was any different from cars sitting in a parking lot at a grocery store, or people gathering within their households at the beach. CBC has asked Halifax police for a response about the tickets handed to people in cars and what their knowledge of the rally was before it began. Police said Sunday afternoon that a response would come on Monday. MORE TOP STORIES
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(Bloomberg) -- Stocks are set to start the weak firmer in Asia, as easing commodity prices and slightly softer U.S. data allay investor concerns about excessive inflation.Futures pointed higher in Japan, Australia and Hong Kong. The main threat to a renewed rally is the latest series of lockdowns in the region to curb spiking coronavirus cases. In the U.S. Friday, stocks ended in the green after gathering price pressures pushed equity markets globally to their worst weekly loss since February.Treasury yields declined Friday after a report showed the recent surge in U.S. retail sales stalled in April. The dollar dropped against its major peers. Currencies were steady in early Asia trading.The momentum in commodity markets seems to have flagged after breakneck gains, with iron ore extending a decline from record highs amid efforts by China to clamp down on surging prices.Global equities capped their biggest loss in 11 weeks amid concerns policy makers will have to take action sooner than expected to quell rising inflation. Investors will parse the Federal Open Market Committee’s latest meeting minutes this week for any discussion about accelerating price pressures, and a timeline for reducing asset purchases.“Record highs in copper prices and fears over extended oil price gains will be hard to ignore” heading into the second half of the year, wrote Eric Robertsen, global head of research at Standard Chartered. “The Fed believes this is part of the economic reopening narrative, and for now, it is likely let the dust settle. But it might start looking over its shoulder if prices stay high.”The Federal Reserve’s policy is in a good place right now, said Cleveland Fed President Loretta Mester, while playing down signals from data that she warns will be volatile as the economy reopens. Fed Vice Chair Richard Clarida and Atlanta Fed President Raphael Bostic are due to speak this week.On the virus front, Singapore plans to close public schools this week and move to home-based learning. Taiwan is racing to contain its worst outbreak and avert a lockdown. Meanwhile, the U.S.’s rolling one-week average of new virus cases fell to the lowest level since June.These are some of the main moves in markets:StocksThe S&P 500 rose 1.5%The Nasdaq 100 rose 2.2%, more than any closing gain since March 11Nikkei 225 futures rose 1%Australia’s S&p/ASX 200 Index futures added 0.7%Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index futures rose 0.7% earlierCurrenciesThe Bloomberg Dollar Spot Index fell 0.3% FridayThe euro was at $1.2141The yen traded at 109.33 per dollarBondsThe yield on 10-year Treasuries declined three basis points to 1.63% FridayCommoditiesWest Texas Intermediate crude rose 2.4% to $65.37 a barrelGold climbed 0.9% to $1,843.43For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2021 Bloomberg L.P.
HOUSTON (AP) — Chas McCormick had a two-run single as part of a four-run eighth, Lance McCullers Jr. threw six scoreless innings and the Houston Astros won their sixth straight, 6-2 over the Texas Rangers on Sunday. Houston loaded the bases with one out in the eighth on singles by José Altuve, Carlos Correa and Alex Bregman. Yuli Gurriel hit a sacrifice fly to right off Joely Rodríguez (1-2). After Kyle Tucker walked, McCormick singled to left before Myles Straw capped the inning with an RBI single. Brooks Raley (2-2) struck out the side in the eighth. The Rangers' David Dahl tied it at 2 in the seventh with a two-run homer to center off Andre Scrubb. Texas lost its sixth straight. Bregman hit an RBI single in the first, and Correa increased the lead to 2-0 in the fifth with an RBI groundout, but Kyle Gibson prevented further damage, snagging a comebacker from Michael Brantley to end the inning. McCullers scattered five hits and struck out five. He has not allowed a run against the Rangers in 17 innings, spanning three scoreless outings dating to last season. Gibson allowed two runs on four hits with three strikeouts in seven innings. Gibson continued his strong start to the season, yielding two or fewer runs for the seventh outing out of his last eight. TRAINER’S ROOM Rangers: 3B Brock Holt (hamstring) is close to being activated off the injured list, but he could go on a rehab assignment first, manager Chris Woodward said. Astros: RHP José Urquidy (posterior shoulder discomfort) was placed on the 10-day injured list retroactive to May 13, and RHP Enoli Paredes was reinstated from the IL. Urquidy could start throwing again early this week, manager Dusty Baker said. ... LHP Framber Valdez (left index finger fracture) had his first scheduled rehab assignment for Triple-A Sugar Land on Sunday postponed because of bad weather. ... RHP Jake Odorizzi (right pronator muscle strain) is scheduled to pitch his first rehab start Monday for Sugar Land. UP NEXT Rangers: RHP Jordan Lyles (1-3, 6.63 ERA) starts Monday against the New York Yankees in the opener of a four-game series. Lyles has lost three straight decisions. Astros: After an off day on Monday, RHP Cristian Javier (3-1, 3.08) will take the mound Tuesday to start a three-game series at the Athletics. Javier will be facing Oakland for a third time this season, going 1-0 with a 2.08 ERA in the two previous outings. ___ More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/hub/mlb and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports The Associated Press
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