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Mexico City issues emergency alert as wildfire smoke fills air

Mexico City issues emergency alert as wildfire smoke fills air

World
May 14 (UPI) -- Mexico City's environmental officials issued an emergency alert Tuesday as nearly two dozen fires worsened poor air quality in the region. The Environmental Commission of the Megalopolis urged residents to avoid outdoor activities, and infants, the elderly and those with respiratory illnesses to stay indoors entirely. The city's IMECA air quality index increased from 144 to 158. The index includes five levels on a scale from zero to more than 200. Zero to 50 is "good," 51 to 100 is "regular," 101 to 150 is "bad," 151 to 200 is "very bad" and more than 200 is "extremely bad." Firefighters are attempting to contain the wildfires, but to help reduce pollution in the city, officials asked residents to reduce emissions from vehicle use and notify authorities of any activities t...
NCLT issues notices to Axis, StanC, Ramesh Bawa kin

NCLT issues notices to Axis, StanC, Ramesh Bawa kin

Finance
MUMBAI: A Mumbai bench of the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) has issued notices to the CEOs of Axis Bank and Standard Chartered Bank on a plea by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) after it was found that former IL&FS executive Ramesh Bawa had transferred Rs 1.14 crore from his bank accounts to the accounts of his wife and daughter despite the court ordering the freezing of his accounts. Investigations by the MCA showed that Rs 1.14 crore were was transferred from Ramesh Bawa’s account to the accounts of his wife Asha Kiran and daughter Akansha after the court had ordered the freezing of his accounts on December 3. Besides the withdrawal of money the lockers in the name of Bawa were also opened in Axis and Standard Chartered Bank, some as late as March 27 2019. “It is clear
NASA issues warning about space herpes

NASA issues warning about space herpes

Technology
By Alexander J Martin, technology reporter NASA has issued a warning about space herpes after a study found the virus was reactivating in crew aboard Space Shuttle and International Space Station missions.According to the agency, while only a small proportion of the astronauts develop symptoms as a result of the dormant virus awakening, it could spell danger for longer spaceflight missions - for instance to Mars. "NASA astronauts endure weeks or even months exposed to microgravity and cosmic radiation - not to mention the extreme G forces of take-off and re-entry," said Dr Satish Mehta."This physical challenge is compounded by more familiar stressors like social separation, confinement and an altered sleep-wake cycle," added Dr Mehta, senior author of the...
Ryanair issues profit warning as fares fall

Ryanair issues profit warning as fares fall

Business
Ryanair has cut its profit forecast blaming lower-than-expected air fares. The airline's chief executive, Michael O'Leary, said Ryanair could not rule out having to cut fares further. Fares are expected to fall 7% this winter.He said the low fares were already causing problems for rivals, including Flybe which was rescued last week.Full-year profits are now expected to be in a range of €1.0bn to €1.1bn (£880m to £970m), compared with its previous forecast of €1.1bn to €1.2bn.The profit forecast has been cut despite Ryanair saying it expects to carry more passengers than forecast.It had previously warned on profits in October.Mr O'Leary said there was too much capacity on short-haul routes in Europe this winter, adding that ...
European Union issues sanctions on Iran over assassination plots

European Union issues sanctions on Iran over assassination plots

World
Jan. 8 (UPI) -- The European Union announced sanctions Tuesday against a unit of the Iranian intelligence agency and two individuals for their alleged involvement in various assassination plots. The move places both individuals and the intelligence unit onto the EU's terror list, accusing them of carrying out attacks as part of plots against Iranian opposition figures in Denmark and France. As a result of the designation, the accused will have their assets frozen and will be subject to other restrictions. Dutch Foreign Minister Stef Blok said the Netherlands' secret service had "strong indications" Iran was involved in the assassination of Dutch nationals in Almere in 2015 and in The Hague in 2017 "The EU and the Netherlands take strong action against Iranian unlawful interference in Eur...